Uttarakhand lower PCS 2021 Question Paper General Studies

  1. World’s highest movie theatre has been inaugurated in August 2021, at
    (a) Ladakh (b) Sikkim (c) Meghalaya (d) Nagaland
  2. Which one of the following cannot be dissolved but can be abolished ?
    (a) State Legislative Assembly (b) State Legislative Council
    (c) Rajya Sabha (d) Lok Sabha
  3. Which of the following writs judiciary can issue to prevent a person from holding a
    position which he is not entitled to ?
    (a) Mandamus (b) Certiorary (c) Quo-Warranto (d) Prohibition
  4. Which one of the following is a regulatory body ?
    (a) National Development Council
    (b) Joint Stock Company
    (c) Steel Authority of India Ltd.
    (d) Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  5. Which Article of the Constitution of India makes provision for District Planning
    Committee ?
    (a) Article 243 ZD (b) Article 362
    (c) Article 356 (d) Article 368
  6. To which of the following is the 124th Constitutional Amendment Act related to ?
    (a) Reservation to Women in Government Services
    (b) Protection Against Atrocities
    (c) Protection to Children against abuse
    (d) Reservation for economically backward sections.
  7. By which Constitutional Amendment was the 12th schedule incorporated in the Indian
    Constitution ?
    (a) 71st Constitutional Amendment (b) 72nd Constitutional Amendment
    (c) 73rd Constitutional Amendment (d) 74th Constitutional Amendment
  8. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India submits his Annual Report to
    (a) President of India (b) Union Minister of Finance
    (c) Prime Minister of India (d) Parliament of India
  9. The Chairman of the GST Council is
    (a) President of India
    (b) Union Finance Minister
    (c) Comptroller and Auditor General of India
    (d) Prime Minister of India
  10. Which Indian State has got the highest rank in NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development
    Goals Index-2021 ?
    (a) Gujarat (b) Kerala (c) Tamil Nadu (d) Maharashtra
  1. The major task of the Sarkaria Commission was to
    (a) examine the administrative system of Union Government.
    (b) evaluate the performance of Government Expenditure.
    (c) re-investigate the Centre – State Relations.
    (d) consider the Foreign Direct Investments.
  2. What is the ‘Human Development Index’ rank of India in the world according to U.N.D.P.
    Human Development Report 2020 ?
    (a) 120 (b) 122 (c) 125 (d) 131
  3. For the crop year 2020-21 the foodgrain production target at the national level in India
    (a) 301 million tonnes (b) 306 million tonnes
    (c) 308 million tonnes (d) 310 million tonnes
  4. “Open Market Operations” are the feature of which of the following policy ?
    (a) Revenue Policy (b) Fiscal Policy
    (c) Monetary Policy (d) Labour Policy
  5. “National Food Security Mission” was launched in
    (a) 2007-08 (b) 2004-05 (c) 2002-03 (d) 2000-01
  6. On the basis of Tendulkar methodology, the poverty rate of India for the year 2011-12
    (a) 40.62 % (b) 35.52 % (c) 29.32 % (d) 21.92 %
  7. Which of the following is the best quality of coal ?
    (a) Lignite (b) Peat (c) Anthracite (d) Bituminous
  8. Which of the following soils is most suitable for the cultivation of cotton crop ?
    (a) Red soil (b) Black soil (c) Sandy soil (d) Alluvial soil
  9. As per the census 2011 the literacy rate of India is
    (a) 70 % (b) 79 % (c) 71 % (d) 74.04 %
  10. The Main Central Thrust separates
    (a) Gangetic Plain and Siwalik Hills
    (b) Lesser Himalaya and Siwalik Hills
    (c) Greater Himalaya and Lesser Himalaya
    (d) Tibatan Plateau and Greater Himalaya
  11. Which one of the following is a Constitutional Body ?
    (a) University Grants Commission
    (b) Competition Commission of India
    (c) Election Commission of India
    (d) Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
  1. On which rivers estuary is the “Aliabet Island’ situated ?
    (a) Godavari (b) Cauveri (c) Narmada (d) Tapti
  2. As per census 2011, in India per 1000 males, the number of females is
    (a) 910 (b) 940 (c) 920 (d) 980
  3. Which of the following pair is incorrect ?
    (a) Punjab Himalaya – between Indus and Sutlaj Rivers
    (b) Kumaun Himalaya – between Yamuna and Kali Rivers
    (c) Nepal Himalaya – between Ravi and Tista Rivers
    (d) Assam Himalaya – between Tista and Brahmaputra Rivers
  4. Arrange the following passes from West to East order :
  5. Zojila pass 2. Shipki La pass 3. Muling La pass
  6. Bomdila pass 5. Jelep La pass
    (a) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (b) 1, 2, 5, 4, 3 (c) 2, 1, 3, 5, 4 (d) 1, 2, 3, 5, 4
  7. Which of the following is the highest peak of South India ?
    (a) Anaimudi (b) Mahendra Giri (c) Arma Konda (d) Mukurthi
  8. The highest mountain peak in Uttarakhand State is
    (a) Nanda Devi (b) Chaukhamba (c) Trishul (d) Nandakot
  9. Which of the following districts of Uttarakhand has maximum Geographical area ?
    (a) Pithoragarh (b) Uttarkashi (c) Pauri Garhwal (d) Tehri Garhwal
  10. Which tributary of Alaknanda has its confluence at Karanprayag ?
    (a) Bhagirathi (b) Pinder (c) Mandakini (d) Dhauli Ganga
  11. The Himalayan Frontier Thrust (HFT) lies in between
    (a) Lower Himalaya and Higher Himalaya
    (b) Shivaliks and Lower Himalaya
    (c) Gangetic Plain and Shivaliks
    (d) Higher Himalaya and Trans-Himalaya
  12. According to 2011 census, arrange the following districts in ascending order on the basis
    of population.
  13. Uttarkashi 2. Bageshwar 3. Rudraprayag 4. Champawat
    (a) 1, 2, 3, 4 (b) 3, 2, 4, 1 (c) 3, 4, 2, 1 (d) 2, 4, 3, 1
  14. In the 2001–2011 decade, rate of increase in the population of Uttarkhand has been
    (a) 25.10 % (b) 22.50 % (c) 19.17 % (d) 9.47 %
  15. The most urbanized district in Uttarakhand is
    (a) Dehradun (b) Nainital (c) Haridwar (d) Almora
  16. On which of the following rivers in the Matatila Multipurpose Project situated ?
    (a) Rihend (b) Mahanadi (c) Betwa (d) Yamuna
  1. Which of the following sub-castes of Brahmins is not based on the name of the place ?
    (a) Joshi (b) Chhimwal (c) Kapoli (d) Sanwal
  2. Which of the following tribes does not belong to Uttarakhand ?
    (a) Jaunsari (b) Tharu (c) Buksa (d) Baiga
  3. Which of the following sects has deep rooted impact on the masses of Uttarakhand ?
    (a) Vaishnava Sect (b) Shaiva and Shakta sect
    (c) Naga Sect (d) Nath Sect
  4. Which of the following is not a folk ballad ?
    (a) Harul (b) Jagar (c) Ladie Shah (d) Ramola
  5. In which of the following districts the Folk Play ‘Hiljatra’ is organized ?
    (a) Udham Singh Nagar (b) Dehradun
    (c) Pithoragarh (d) Bageshwar
  6. In which of the following places in Uttarakhand, Duryodhan and Karan are worshipped ?
    (a) Almora (b) Champawat
    (c) Netwarh (Uttarkashi) (d) Srinagar
  7. Which of the following castes is not included in the prehistoric castes of Himalayan
    region ?
    (a) Gandharv (b) Yaksha (c) Kinnar (d) Shak
  8. Which dynasty and capital is known by the Taleshwar copper plates ?
    (a) Panwar dynasty and capital Srinagar
    (b) Paurava dynasty and capital Brahmpura
    (c) Chand dynasty and capital Almora
    (d) Katyuri dynasty and Capital Kartikeypura
  9. Match the facts given in List – I with their locations in List – II and find the right answer
    from codes given below :
    List – I List – II
    A. Indian Military Academy 1. Chamoli
    B. Valley of Flowers 2. Haridwar
    C. BHEL 3. Dehradun
    D. Pindari Glacier 4. Bageshwar
    Codes :
    A B C D
    (a) 1 2 3 4
    (b) 3 1 2 4
    (c) 2 1 3 4
    (d) 4 2 1 3
  1. Who was the founder of Almora/Alam Nagar ?
    (a) Somchand (b) Rudra Chand
    (c) Baj Bahadur Chand (d) Balo Kalyan Chand
  2. Which Mughal prince took asylum at Srinagar (Garhwal) in 1658 A.D. ?
    (a) Dara Shikoh (b) Sulemman Shikoh
    (c) Mirza Mughal (d) Nazawat Khan
  3. From which of the following places in Uttarakhand, did we find ancient Rock-Edicts ?
    (a) Pandukeshwar (b) Palethi (c) Kalsi (d) Taleshwar
  4. Who was the last king of Chand dynasty of Kumaon Kingdom ?
    (a) Mohan Chand (b) Mahendra Chand
    (c) Shiv Chand (d) Pradyumn Chand
  5. ‘Gunth land’ means
    (a) Land granted to temple (b) Land granted for defence service
    (c) Land granted for Civil Service (d) Land granted for grazing/pasture land
  6. Who was the Author of ‘Himalayan – Districts’ ?
    (a) Gardner (b) Atkinson (c) Shekhar Pathak (d) Maula Ram
  7. To which of the following sector “Vir Chandra singh Garhwali Yojna” of Uttarakhand
    Government is related ?
    (a) Education (b) Tourism (c) Agriculture (d) Medical
  8. As per Uttarakhand Economic Survey (2018-19), which of the following district of
    Uttarakhand State had the highest per capita income during 2016-17 ?
    (a) Udhamsingh Nagar (b) Dehradun
    (c) Haridwar (d) Nainital
  9. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
    Place District
    (a) Khirsu – Pauri Garhwal
    (b) Auli – Chamoli
    (c) Kausani – Pittoragarh
    (d) Shitlakhet – Almora
  10. As per Geographical area at what place does the State of Uttarakhand stand among the
    States of India ?
    (a) 19th (b) 16th (c) 15th (d) 22nd
  11. As per Census-2011, Sex ratio of Uttarakhand State, is
    (a) 972 (b) 963 (c) 940 (d) 910
  12. Name the Nepali king, among the following, who ruled over Khash Desh, Kedar Bhumi
    and Danav Bhutal in the last era of 12th Century.
    (a) Ashok Challa (b) Krachalla (c) Jitar Mall (d) Ajaipal
  1. Where from did the “Chipko Movement” start ?
    (a) Tehri (b) Chamoli (c) Uttarkashi (d) Almora
  2. The districts with highest and lowest population (2011 census) in Uttarakhand are
    (a) Haridwar and Rudraprayag (b) Dehradun and Champavat
    (c) Udhamsingh Nagar and Bageshwar (d) Nainital and Chamoli
  3. The first Agriculture University of India at Pantnagar was established on
    (a) 17th November, 1962 (b) 17th November, 1960
    (c) 17th November, 1964 (d) 17th November, 1965
  4. When was president rule imposed on Uttarakhand State, for the first time, after its
    formation ?
    (a) 18th March, 2019 (b) 18th March, 2018
    (c) 27th March, 2016 (d) 22nd April, 2016
  5. Which of the following Commissioner of British Kumaun, adopted the Patwari system-in
    place of Police system-for the general administration ?
    (a) Captain Young (b) Mr. Trail
    (c) Mr. Frazer (d) None of the above
  6. How many seats are reserved for the Schedule Caste candidate in the Uttarakhand
    Legislative Assembly ?
    (a) 5 (b) 9 (c) 13 (d) 17
  7. Where was the head quarter of the British Garhwal in 1840 ?
    (a) Pauri (b) Tehri (c) Dehradun (d) Nainital
  8. Who constitutes the State Finance Commission to review the financial position of the
    Panchayats in Uttarakhand ?
    (a) Governor (b) Chief Minister (c) Home Minister (d) Finance Minister
  9. Which year was the Atal New India Challenge (ANIC) started ?
    (a) 2015-16 (b) 2018-19 (c) 2020-21 (d) 2014-15
  10. Where was the “Rural and Agriculture Development Committee” established ?
    (a) Dehradun (b) Haldwani (c) Nainital (d) Pauri
  11. In which year was the “Raj Bhavan’ established in Nainital ?
    (a) 1857 (b) 1997 (c) 1987 (d) 1897
  12. Kumaun Mandal Vikas Nigam and Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam were established on
    (a) 30th March, 1971 (b) 31st March, 1973
    (c) 31st March, 1976 (d) 30th March, 1980
  13. As per the 2011 census the percentage of Schedule Caste among total population of
    Uttarakhand State is
    (a) 12.20 % (b) 18.76 % (c) 21.44 % (d) 30.56 %
  1. In which year, for first time, symposium on Environment was proposed at Stockholm ?
    (a) 1968 (b) 1972 (c) 1980 (d) 1982
  2. The area under forests in Uttarakhand State is
    (a) 34651 sq. km. (b) 30662 sq. km. (c) 28462 sq. km. (d) 22462 sq. km.
  3. Which mineral is mainly found in Jhiroli (Bageshwar) and Chandak (Pithorgarh) ?
    (a) Magnesite (b) Graphite (c) Gypsum (d) Dolomite
  4. At which place is the Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP) in Uttarakhand situated ?
    (a) Bhagwanpur (b) Rudrapur (c) Kashipur (d) Selaqui
  5. As per census-2011, which district of Uttarakhand had the lowest female literacy ?
    (a) Udhamsingh Nagar (b) Tehri – Garhwal
    (c) Uttarkashi (d) Dehradun
  6. The Uttarakhand Livelihoods Improvement Project for Himalayas (ULIPH) is managed by
    (a) Uttarakhand Gramya Vikas Samiti
    (b) District Rural Development Agency (DRDA)
    (c) Parvatiya Vikas Jan Samiti
    (d) None of these
  7. Match the facts given in List – I with locations in List – II and find the right answers from
    codes given below :
    List – I List – II
    A. Max. Geographical area district 1. Dehradun
    B. Min. Geographical area district 2. Haridwar
    C. Max. population district 3. Uttarkashi
    D. Highest Literacy district 4. Champawat
    Codes :
    A B C D
    (a) 2 1 3 4
    (b) 1 2 3 4
    (c) 3 4 2 1
    (d) 3 2 4 1
  8. Which one of the following items is not included in Primary Sector to estimate Gross State
    Domestic product of Uttarakhand during the year 2019-20 ?
    (a) Animal Husbandry (Livestock) (b) Forestry and Logging
    (c) Mining and Quarrying (d) None of these
  9. On which date was the “Kisan Protsahan Pension Yojna” – initiated by Uttarakhand
    government ?
    (a) 5th June, 2013 (b) 15th August, 2014
    (c) 7th April, 2016 (d) 18th May, 2016
  1. Pheromones are example of
    (a) Growth hormones (b) Endohormones
    (c) Ectohormones (d) None of the above
  2. Isotonic solutions have identical
    (a) Vapour pressure (b) Viscosity
    (c) Surface tension (d) Osmotic pressure
  3. Due to which of the following, sky appears to be blue ?
    (a) Refraction (b) Reflection (c) Diffraction (d) Scattering
  4. Name of the first transgenic animal is
    (a) Ravi (b) Dolly (c) Gauri (d) Sharda
  5. Which of the following is not a volatile organic compound ?
    (a) Acetaldehyde (b) Formaldehyde
    (c) Hydrochloric Acid (d) Dichloromethane
  6. Which of the followings is not an Operating System ?
    (a) Unix (b) Linux (c) Java (d) Windows-11
  7. A diode can be used to
    (a) amplify electrical signal
    (b) convert alternating current to direct current
    (c) produce electrical signal
    (d) produce gamma rays
  8. Which of the follwings is best indicator of Sulphur dioxide pollution ?
    (a) Bryophytes (b) Lichens (c) Ferns (d) Algae
  9. The nitrogenous waste-uric acid is excreted out by
    (a) Human (b) Birds
    (c) Lizards (d) Birds and Lizards both
  10. Who started the famous Newspaper the ‘Indian Opinion’ ?
    (a) Raja Mahendra Pratap (b) Lala Hardayal
    (c) Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi (d) None of above
  11. Wardha Scheme of Education was proposed by
    (a) Dr. Radha Krishnan (b) D.S. Kothari
    (c) W.W. Hunter (d) Mahatma Gandhi
  12. There are sixteen chromosomes in leaf of a gymnosperm. How many chromosomes would
    occur in its endosperm ?
    (a) Eight (b) Thirty two (c) Sixty four (d) Twenty four
  1. Who was the biographer of A.O. Hume and who later became the President of Indian
    National Congress ?
    (a) H.S. Olcott (b) A.C. Banerjee
    (c) Subramania Iyer (d) William Wedderburn
  2. To which movement was ‘Teenkathiya Contract’ related ?
    (a) Champaran Satyagraha (b) Non-Cooperation Movement
    (c) Quit India Movement (d) Salt Satyagraha
  3. What was the theme of 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas ?
    (a) Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat
    (b) Apna Bharat, Apna Gaurav
    (c) Stand up India, Start up India
    (d) None of the above
  4. Who is the recipient of Sahitya Academic Award for Hindi Poetry in 2020 ?
    (a) Anamika (b) Ramesh Kuntal Megh
    (c) Chitra Mudgal (d) Nand Kishore Acharya
  5. Who is presently the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi ?
    (a) Kiran Bedi (b) Tejendra Khanna (c) Najeeb Jung (d) Anil Baijal
  6. Who has been appointed as the new president of FICCI for 2020-2021 ?
    (a) Sangita Reddy (b) Udday Shankar (c) Vijay Gokhle (d) Aditya Birla
  7. Which of the following players has won Gold Medal in Athletics in Tokyo Paralympics ?
    (a) Pramod Bhagat (b) Sumit Antil
    (c) Manish Narwal (d) Krishna Nagar
  8. 108th Indian Science Congress will be hosted in 2022, at
    (a) Gandhinagar (b) Silchar (c) Pune (d) New Delhi
  9. To which Country are the winners of Nobel Peace Prize 2021 related ?
    (a) Egypt and Australia (b) Malaysia and Italy
    (c) Philippines and Russia (d) Germany and Japan
  10. Who is the fifth winner of the ‘High Commissioner for a Day’ contest organized to
    celebrate International Girl Child Day ?
    (a) Sanjana Kumari (b) Rudrali Patil
    (c) Chaitanya Venkateswaran (d) Aditi Maheshwari
  11. Who was regarded as the father of Electric telegraph in India ?
    (a) Lord Canning (b) William Bentinck
    (c) Lord Dalhousie (d) None of above

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