Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Solved Paper 2015
1) Which is the hardest material ever known in the Universe?
(C) Diamond (√)
2) Which instrument regulates the resistance or current in a circuit?
(A) Volta cell
3) The scientist who formulated the "Germ theory of disease" is:
(A) Louis Pasteur(√)
(C) Hugo Denies
(D) Griger Mandel
4) In which atmospheric level ozone gas is seen?
5) Which is the relay centre in our brain?
(A) Pituitary gland
(C) Spinal cord
6) Methane gas is invented by the scientist:
(A) Alexandro Volta(√)
(B) Alexander Fleming
(C) John Dalton
(D) Thomas Alwa Edison
7) Which of the following units is usually used to denote the intensity of pollution?
(C) Parts per million(√)
8) Nitrogen fixing bacteria lives in the root tumours of pea plants is called:
9) Which of the following chemicals is used in fire extinguishers?
(A) Sodium bicarbonate(√)
(B) Sodium nitrate
(C) Potassium bicarbonate
(D) Sodium chloride
10) Which phenomenon of light is behind the rainbow?
11) What is the full form of 'NITI’ in NITI Aayog?
(A) National Integration and Transforming India
(B) National Institution for Transforming India(√)
(C) National Institution for Transporting India
(D) National Institute for Technology of India
12) Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014?
(A) Alice Munro
(B) Herta Muller
(C) Patrick Modiano (√)
(D) Mo Yan
13) Who is the new President of Sri Lanka?
(A) Mahindra Rajapaksa
(B) Chandrika Kumaratunga
(C) Ranil Wickremasinghe
(D) Maithripala Sirisena(√)
14) In which year 'Bharat Ratna’, the highest civilian award in India was instituted?
15) Who is the present Governor of Kerala?
(A) P. Sadasivam(√)
(B) R.L. Bhatia
(C) Nikhil Kumar
(D) Sheela Dikshit
16) Which work of Subhash Chandra won Kendra Sahitya Academy Award 2014?
(A) Ghatikarangal Nilaykunna Samayam
(B) Bloody Mary
(C) Parudeesa Nashtam
(D) Manushyanu Oru Aamukham(√)
17) On which day 'Mangalyan' was launched from Sriharikotta?
(A) 5 November 2012
(B) 5 November 2013(√)
(C) 24 January 2014
(D) 24 September 2014
18) Who is the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
(A) H.S. Brahma
(B) V.S. Sambath
(C) S.Y. Quraishi
(D) Navin Chawla
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19) Headquarters of KILA is at:
20) The final match of FIFA World Cup 2014 was between:
(A) Germany and Argentina(√)
(B) Argentina and Brazil
(C) Germany and Netherland
(D) Germany and Brazil
21) Which is the oldest mountain range in India?
(B) Western Ghats
(C) Eastern Ghats
22) Which river was considered as sacred by the Vedic Aryans?
23) Who wrote the famous book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India?
(A) R.P. butt
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji(√)
(C) M.G. Ranade
(D) Gopalakrishna Gokhale
24) What was the original name of Swami Dayananda Saraswathi?
(A) Kesab Chandra Sen
(B) Narendranath Dutta
(D) Mohan Roy
25) Who among the following English men described the 1857 Revolt was a 'National Rising?
(A) T.R. Holmes
(B) James Mill
(C) Benjamin Disraeli(√)
(D) Sir James Outram