1. On the bank of which river is Nadaun town of Hamirpur district?

(a) Satluj

(b) Ravi

(c) Beas

(d) Uhal

Answer: Beas

2. Which mountain pass connects spiti to ladakh?

(a) Kangla

(b) Shipki

(c) Rohtang

(d) Manirang

Answer: Kangla

3. Which of the following is not in the vicinity of kullu?

(a) Sultanpur palace

(b) BijliMahadev

(c) Devatibba

(d) Kalatope

Answer: Kalatope

4. In which town is panchvaktra temple?

(a) Chamba

(b) Mandi 

(c) Hamirpur

(d) Una

Answer: Mandi

5. Which lake at Rewalsar is known for floating island?

(a) kuntbhyog

(b) Parashar

(c) Kalasar

(d) Sukhsar

Answer: Parashar



6. Identify thecorrect chronological order in which the following Europeans travelled in Punjab and Shimla hill states?


Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(i) Vigne

(ii) Moorcraft

(iii) Forster

(iv) Thomas Coryat



(a) (iv),(iii),(ii),(i)

(b) (i),(iii),(ii),(iv) 

(c) (ii),(i),(iii),(iv)

(d) (iv),(i),(ii),(iii)

Answer: (iv), (iii), (ii), (i)



7. Which action of Raja sansarchand prompted the hill chiefs to invite Gurkhas to invade kangra?

(a) his failure to retrieve Kangra fort

(b) his attack on kahlur state and capture some territory

(c) his alliance with sikh chief jassasinghramgarhia

(d) his defeat at the hands of sikh chief jai singh of kanhaiyamisl

Answer: his attack on kahlur state and capture some territory.


8. Which of the following is believed to be the oldest among the Shimla hill states?
(a) Jubbal 

(b) Keonthal

(c) Bushahr

(d) Baghat

Answer: Bushahr




9. Who negotiated the arrangement between the states of Kashmir and chamba by which the latter became independent of the former?

(a) Col. Lawrence

(b) George Russel

(c) David Ochterlony

(d) Captain G. birch

Answer: Col. Lawrence



10. Raja of which state was treated by the wife of Dara Shikoh as her son?

(a) Kangra

(b) Sirmaur

(c) Nurpur

(d) Guler

Answer: Nurpur



11. when did the consultative body of rulers of princely states known as Narendra Mandal Came into existence?

(a) 1911

(b) 1921

(c) 1931

(d) 1941

Answer: 1921

12. Which district of Himachal Pradesh is kayang folk dance mainly associated?

(a) Una

(b) Solan

(c) Sirmaur

(d) Kinnaur

Answer: Kinnaur

13. With which of the following is NGO named Vishakha associated?

(a) Dalits

(b) Women

(c) physically challenged

(d) senior citizens

Answer: Women


14. When was a sanad granted to the Raja of Bilaspur by the British Government confirming his possession on the right bank of satluj?
(a) February, 1846

(b) March, 1846

(c) October, 1847

(d) April, 1848

Answer: October,1847



15. Court poet of which princely state of Shimla hills is the author of sashivanshvinod ?
(a) Jubbal

(b) Nurpur

(c) Guler

(d) Bilaspur

Answer: Bilaspur


16. Who was the first person vote in the first general elections in India in 1951-52?

(a) Shyamsharam Negi of kalpa

(b) satya Dev busheri of Rohru

(c) BhagmalSantha of jubbal

(d) Anand Chand of Bilaspur

Answer: Shyamsharam Negi of kalpa




17. In which year did the publication of Hindi daily Divya Himachal begin?
(a) 1997

(b) 2002

(c) 2005

(d) 2007

Answer: 2002



18. Which tehsil of Mahasu district was carved out to form kinnaur district?
(a) Rohru

(b) Chini

(c) Kotkhai

(d) Rampur

Answer: Chini



19. According to annual status education report (ASER) 2012-13 what percentage of class V students of Himachal Pradesh Government and private schools can read only class II text?
(a) 44.6

(b) 57.6

(c) 72.8

(d) 83.2

Answer: 72.8



20. Who led the famous Mandi conspiracy of 1914-15?
(a) Swami Krishna Nand

(b) Pandit Gauri Prasad

(c) Shobha Ram

(d) Mian Jawahar Singh

Answer: Mian Jawahar Singh

21. Which day is observed as Anti-leprosy Day?

(a) October 02

(b) November 14

(c) January 30

(d) October 31

Answer: January 30




22. After which American scientist is h-index named?

(a) Jorge E. Hirsch

(b) Frederick sainger

(c) Linus pauling

(d) percy Julian

Answer: Jorge E. Hirsch


23. Which lake is jointly owned by china and India?

(a) Tsomoriri

(b) Tsokar

(c) Pongong Tso

(d) Thanka

Answer: Pongong Tso



24. Who is George Alexander Louis?

(a) a French novelist

(b) an American film star

(c) Third in line as heir to the British throne.

(d) A German football player

Answer: Third in line as heir to the British throne.




25. In which field did Frederick Sainger win Nobel Prize twice?

(a) Literature

(b) economics

(c) chemistry

(d) peace

Answer: chemistry




26. When was telegraph service closed in India?

(a) July, 2013

(b) September, 2012

(c) October, 2011

(d) November, 2010

Answer: July, 2013



27. Who is Shinzo Abe?

(a) Prime minister of Israel

(b) Dissident artist of china

(c) chess player of korea

(d) Prime minister of Japan

Answer: Prime minister of Japan




28. With which game/sport is Deepika kumara associated?

(a) Wrestling

(b) Archery

(c) Badminton

(d) Boxing

Answer: Archery




29. What is the name of the Pakistani bus that plies between Lahore and Delhi?

(a) Sada-e-Sarhad

(b) Samjhauta

(c) Karvan-e-Aman

(d) Dosti

Answer: Sade-e-Sarhad




30. For which work did Mridulagarg get the 2013 Sahitya Academy Award?< 

(a) Miljulman

(b) UskehissekiDhoop

(c) Chitkobra

(d) Kathgulab

Answer: Miljulman


31. According to transparency International which are the most honest countries In the world 2012-13?

(a) France and Belgium

(b) Holland and Australia

(c) New Zealand and Denmark

(d) Sweden and Germany

Answer: New Zealand and Denmark






 32. Who was crowned as Miss World in 2013 beauty contest?

(a) Marialin of France

(b) Navaneet Kaur of India

(c) Oaklin of Ghana

(d) Megan young of Philippines

Answer: Megan young of Philippines

33. In which of the following year the Asiatic society of Bengal was established?

(a) 1757

(b) 1784

(c) 1835

(d) 1857

Answer: 1784

34. Which of the following is represented by the Harappan Civilization?

(a) second urbanization

(b) Third urbanization

(c) first urbanization

(d) fourth urbanization

Answer: first Urbanization

35. Which of the following river is called ‘Nadittam’ in the Rigveda?

(a) Jhelum

(b) Ravi

(c) Beas

(d) Saraswati

Answer: Saraswati





36. The officer who enjoyed authority over a large pasture ground was known as during Rig-Veda period?

(a) Gramini

(b) Vrajapati

(c) Kualpas

(d) Senani

Answer: Vrajapati




37. Match names of List I with that of List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

        List I                                              List II

a) Kailashanath Temple                     (i) Halebid

b) Brihadeshwar Temple                  (ii) Shravanabelgola

(c) Hoyasaleshwar Temple                (iii) Kanchipuram

d) Gomteshwar                                   (iv) Tanjavur



(a) (a)-(ii) (b)-(iii) (c)-(iv) (d)-(i)

(b) (a)-(iii) (b)-(iv) (c)-(i) (d)-(ii)

(c) (a)-(iii) (b)-(iv) (c)-(ii) (d)-(i)

(d) (a)-(i) (b)-(iii) (c)-(iv) (d)-(ii)

Answer: (a)-(iii) (b)-(iv) (c)-(i) (d)-(ii)





 38. Which of the following is the author of Tamil Ramayana?

(a) Pampa

(b) Ponna

(c) Ranna

(d) Kamban

Answer: Kamban






 39. Which of the following rivers “Swargadwari” is located at?

(a) Indus

(b) Ganga

(c) Godavari

(d) Brahmaputra

Answer: Ganga






 40. Who among the following increased the Mansab from 5,000/- to 7,000/-?

(a) Akbar

(b) Jahangir

(c) Shah Jahan

(d) Aurangzeb

Answer: Akbar

41. Which of the political parties was called ‘Rajadrohakakarkhana’ by the British?

(a) Muslim League

(b) Indian National Congress

(c) Communist party of India

(d) Unionist Party

Answer: Indian National Congress


42. Who among the following established the central Hindu school at Banaras?

(a) Madan Mohan Malviya

(b) Annie Besant

(c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(d) Swami Dayanand

Answer: Annie Besant



43. Rani Gidalu was one of the freedom fighter from the north-east. She hailed from one of the following states. identify it:

(a) Nagaland

(b) Manipur

(c) Assam

(d) Meghalaya

Answer: Nagaland



44. Which of the following states did not return congress in power after the first provincial elections in 1937?

(a) Punjab

(b) Gujarat

(c) Sindh

(d) Madras

Answer: Punjab


45. Which is not temperate grassland?
(a) Prairie

(b) steppes

(c) compos

(d) downs

Answer: Compos



46. Which one of the following is located in Atlantic Ocean?
(a) Okinawa

(b) Bermuda

(c) Timor

(d) Male

Answer: Bermuda



47. Which one of the following is incorrect?

(1) India’s north-south extent is 3,214 km

(2) India’s east-west extent is 2,933 km

(3) India’s land frontier is 15,200km

(4) India’s total geographical area is 4.2% of total land area of the world 


(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Answer: 4



48. Which is correct descending order in terms of length of river?
(a) Ganga, Godawari, Krishna, Narmada

(b) Ganga, Krishna, Godawari, Narmada

(c) Ganga, Godawari, Narmada,Krishna

(d)  Ganga, Narmada, Godawari,Krishna

Answer: Ganga, Godawari, Krishna, Narmada



49. Zulus tribe is found in :

(a) South America

(b) Africa

(c) Australia

(d)  Asia

Answer: Africa



50. Which of the following has the highest sex ratio as per 2011 census?
(a) Mizoram

(b) Meghalaya

(c)  Tamil Nadu

(d) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Tamil Nadu

51. Which one of the following is incorrect?

(a) No scheduled caste population is found in Karnataka

(b) Majority of scheduled tribe population is found in hilly areas

(c) Main occupation of scheduled caste population is agriculture based activities

(d) No caste is notified as scheduled tribe in Delhi

Answer: Main occupation of scheduled caste population is agriculture based activities.


52. Which one of the following is largest producer of coffee in world?

(a) Sri Lanka

(b) Brazil

(c)  Colombia

(d) Kenya

Answer: Brazil






53. Which one of the following is not trade block?


(b) EFTA

(c) OPEC

(d) UPEC

Answer: UPEC





54. Which is the tallest dam of India?

(a) Hirakud

(b) Tehri

(c) Bhakra-Nangal

(d) SardarSarovar

Answer: Tehri



55. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Pittsburg of India-Jamshedpur

(b) Boston of India—Ahmedabad

(c) Silicon Valley of India—Hyderabad

(d) Deccan Queen of India—Pune

Answer: Silicon Valley of India – Hyderabad



56. What was the exact constitutional status of the Indian Republic on 26th January 1950?
(a) a Democratic Republic

(b) a Sovereign Democratic Republic

(c) a Sovereign Secular Democratic Republic

(d) a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic

Answer: a Sovereign Democratic Republic



57. Who among the following former Presidents contested the election to the office of the President of India without resigning from the office of vice-President of India?
(a) Dr. Zakir Husain
(b) V.V. Giri
(c) R. Venkataraman
(d) Dr. S.(d) Sharma
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Codes :—

(a) (1), (3) and (4)

(b) (2), (3) and (4)

(c) (1), (2) and (3)

(d) (1) and (3)

Answer: (1), (3) and (4)



58. Which of the following are the ways of acquiring citizenship of India ?

(a) Birth

(b) Descent

(c) Incorporational of Territory

(d) Naturalization

Select the correct answer from the  codes given below :

Codes :—

(a) (1) only

(b) (1) and (2)

(c) (1), (2) and (4)

(d) (1), (2), (3) and (4)

Answer: (1), (2), (3) and (4)



59. The Right to Freedom under Article 19 of the Constitution of India may be suspended by the President of India?

(a) under Article 360

(b) under Article 356

(c) under Article 352

(d) at any time he so desires

Answer: under Article 352



60. Disagreement between the two Houses of Parliament on the following bills can be resolved by the Houses in a joint sitting?

(a) An Ordinary Bill

(b) Money Bill

(c) Constitutional Amendment Bill

(d) Private Member Bill 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Codes :—

(a) (1) and (3)

(b) (1), (3)  and (4)

(c) (1), (2) and (3)

(d) (1) and (4)

Answer: (1) and (4)

61. Which of the following union territories do not have any representative in the Rajya Sabha?1) Delhi

2) Chandigarh

3)  Dadra and Nagar Haveli

4) Lakshadweep


Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes :—

(a) (4) only

(b) (3) and (4) only

(c) (2), (3) and (4)

(d) (1), (3) and (4)

Answer: (2), (3) and (4)





62. Which of the following languages have been declared by the Constitution to be the languages for conducting business in Parliament?

(a) English

(b) Hindi

(c) English and Hindi

(d) English, Hindi and mother tongue

Answer: English and Hindi


63. Which among the following committees was the first to demand constitutional recognition for Panchayats?

(a) Balwantrai Mehta Committee

(b) Ashok Mehta Committee

(c) G.V.K. Rao Committee

(d) L.M. Singhvi Committee

Answer: Ashok Mehta Committee



64. In which of the following states have the Panchayati Raj institutions been set up in Conformity with the traditions and customs of the local people?

(1) Assam

(2) Goa

(3) Nagaland

(4) Arunachal Pradesh

Select the correct answer from the codes given (below :

Codes :—

(a) (1) and (3)

(b) (1) and (4)

(c) (3) and (4)

(d) (1), (3) and (4)

Answer: (3) and (4)




65. Which one of the following models/theories views public policy as a continuation of previous government activities with some modifications?

(a) Rational Model

(b) Incremental Model

(c) Group Theory

(d) Game Theory

Answer: Incremental Model



66. The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) was set up in :

(a) 2006

(b) 2008

(c) 2010

(d) 2012

Answer: 2006



67. What were the main findings of the N.N. Vohra Committee?

(a) Internal Security Threat

(b) Electoral Malpractices

(c) Politicization of Bureaucracy

(d) Nexus between Politicians, Bureaucrats and Criminals

Answer: Nexus between Politicians, Bureaucrats Criminals.




68. NABARD came into existence in the year :

(a) 1980

(b) 1982

(c) 1984

(d) 1988

Answer: 1982



69. Who is the Chairman Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) at present?

(a) Abhijit Sen.

(b) ArjunSengupta

(c) Ashok Gulati

(d) G. K. Chadha

Answer: Ashok Gulati



70. The Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) was adopted in the year :

(a) 1991

(b) 1995

(c) 1997

(d) 2002

Answer: 1997





 71. What is 1ndia’s Global Position out of 187 countries as per UNDP’s Human Development Report, 2011?

(a) 119

(b) 134

(c) 143

(d) 137

Answer: 134




72. Which one of the following is correct measure of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)?

(a) No. of infant deaths during a year/No. of live births during the year x 1000

(b) No. of infant deaths during a year/Total No. of births during the year x 1000

(c) No. of infant deaths during a year/Mid-year population of infants X 1000

(d) No. of infant deaths during a year/No. of still births during the year x 1000

Answer: No. of infant deaths during a year/No. of live births during the year x 1000





73. What was the average annual growth rate of Agricultural and Allied Sector in India during 11th five year plan?

(a) 3

(b) 3.6

(c) 4.2

(d) 2.8

Answer: 3.6




74. “There is enough for everybody’s need but not enough for everybody’s gree(d)” Who said it?
(a) Nelson Mandela

(b) Jawaharlal Nehru

(c) M. K. Gandhi

(d) Rabindranath Tagore

Answer: M.K. Gandhi





75. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission was established during which of the Five Year Plans?
(a) 4th

(b) 2nd

(c) 3rd

(d) 6th

Answer: 2nd





76. Which of the statements given below is/are correct ‘?
(i) Bihar has the highest decadal (2001-2011′) growth rate of population, while Kerala has the lowest.

(ii) The best performing state in terms of growth rate during 2011-12 in Bihar



(a) Only (i)

(b) Only (ii)

(c) Both (i) and (ii)

(d) Neither (i) nor (ii)

Answer: Both (i) and (ii)








77. Which one of the following is taken as the Base Year for estimating GDP at constant prices in India during 2012-13?
(a) 1993-94

(b) 1999-2000

(c) 2004-05

(d) 2009-10

Answer: 2004-05





78. Which Indian state has the lowest death rate according to census 2011?
(a) Orissa

(b) Kerala

(c) West Bengal

(d) Himachal Pradesh

Answer: West Bengal


79. In a national park protection is provided to:

(a) Entire ecosystem

(b) Flora and Fauna 

(c) Fauna only 

(d) Flora only

 Answer: Flora and Fauna


80. soil erosion can be prevented by:

(a) Deforestation

(b) Afforestation

(c) overgrazing

(d) vegetation removal

Answer: Afforestation






81. climatology is the science of:

(a) Edaphic factors

(b) Topographic factors

(c) Climate factors

(d) Biotic factors

Answer: Climate factors





82. Ultimate source of energy for living being is:

(a) Carbohydrates

(b) Fats

(c) Sunlight

(d) ATB

Answer: Sunlight






83. ‘Jhum’ is a term used for:

(a) Terrace farming

(b) tribal farming

(c) shifting farming

(d) farming on a slope

Answer: Shifting farming



84. The working principle of a washing machine is:

(a) Centrifugation

(b) Dialysis

(c) Reverse Osmosis

(d) Diffusion

Answer: Centrifugation





85. An air bubble in water will act like a:

(a) Convex mirror

(b) convex lens

(c) Concave mirror

(d) Concave lens

Answer: Concave lens





86. Diffusion of light in the atmosphere takes place due to:

(a) carbon dioxide

(b) Dust particles

(c) Helium

(d) Water vapors

Answer: Dust particles






87. The characteristics odour of garlic due to:

(a) A Chloro Compound

(b) A sulphur compound

(c) Acetic acid

(d) A fluorine compound

Answer: A sulphur compound






88. Which one of the following is an active component of clove oil?

(a) Menthol

(b) Eugenol

(c) Methanol

(d) Benzaldehyde

Answer: Eugenol






89. Which one of the following is not an essential micronutrient for plants?

(a)        Boron

(b)        Zinc

(c)        Sodium

(d)        Copper

Answer: Sodium



90. Fat present below the skin surface in our body, acts as a barrier against:

(a) loss of heat from our body

(b) loss of essential body fluids

(c) loss of salts from the body

(d) entry of harmful microorganism from the environment

Answer: loss of heat from our body

91. when ants bite, they inject:

(a) glacial acetic acid

(b) methanol

(c) formic acid

(d) stearic acid

Answer: formic acid





92. the “ stones” formed in human kidney consist mostly of:

(a) calcium oxalate

(b) sodium acetate

(c) magnesium sulphate

(d) calcium alone

Answer: calcium oxalate





93. cryogenic engines find applications in :

(a) Submarine propulsion

(b) Frost-free refrigerators

(c) rocket technology

(d) researches in super conductivity

Answer: rocket technology







94. In eye donation, which one of the following parts of donor’s eyes is utilized?

(a) Iris

(b) Lens

(c) Cornea

(d) Retina

Answer: Cornea





95. The major component of honey is:

(a) Glucose

(b) Sucrose

(c) Maltose

(d) Fructose

Answer: Fructose




96. Arteries supplying blood to the heart are called:

(a) Carotid arteries

(b) Hepatic arteries

(c) Coronary arteries

(d) pulmonary arteries

Answer: Coronary arteries





97. What is the average fat content of “Buffalo milk”?

(a) 7.2%

(b) 4.2%

(c) 9.0%

(d) 10.0%

Answer: 7.2%



98. Which one of the following fuels causes minimum environmental pollution?

(a) Diesel

(b) Coal

(c) Hydrogen

(d) Kerosene

Answer: Hydrogen





99. Standard 18-carat gold sold in the market contains:

(a) 82 parts gold and 18 parts other metals

(b) 18 parts gold and 82 parts other metals

(c) 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals

(d) 9 parts gold and 15 parts other metals

Answer: 18 parts gold and 82 parts other metals





100. Which one of the following types of glasses can cut-off ultraviolet rays?

(a) Soda glass

(b) Pyrex glass

(c) Jena glass

(d) Croobes glass

Answer: Croobes glass