Sunday, May 31, 2009

TNPSC GRUP VII-B EXAM 10.02.08 Q&A

1. The frequency range of ultrasound is
   a) below 20 kHz b) below 2kHz c) above 20 kHz d) above 20,000 kHz

2. When travelling at the speed of light, one can reach the moon in
   a) 5 seconds b) 2 seconds c) 5 minutes d) one minute

3. When the velocity of a particle travelling with a velocity nearly equal
    to the velocity of  light, increases, its mass
   a) increases b) decreases c) remains the same d) none of these

4. The type of ray that appears to originate outside the earth is
   a) X-ray b) Cosmic ray c) Alpha ray d) Beta ray

5. In fluorescent tubelight
   a) visible light is converted into visible light
   b) visible light is converted into ultraviolet light
   c) ultraviolet light is converted into ultraviolet light
   d) ultraviolet light is converted into visible light.

6. Which of the following is not an ore?
   a) Bauxite b) Malachite c) Zinc blende d) Wrought Iron

7. The metal that is extracted from sea water is
   a) sodium b) calcium c) mangnesium d) tin

8. The amount of chromium in stainless steel is
   a) 50% b) 25% c) 14% d) 2%

9. Which of the following is the most common constituent of steel?
   a) Chromium b) Carbon c) Oxygen d) Sulphur

10. Which of the following elements occurs in the free state in nature?
    a) Iron b) Cobalt c) Platinum d) Nickel

11. Properties of histone proteins found in nuclei of Eukaryotes are
    a) acidic b) basic c) neutral d) amphoteric

12. Chlorophyll is soluble in
    a) organic solvents b) inorganic solvents
    c) organic solvents and inorganic solvents d) none of these

13. In plants the gas released during respiration is
    a) oxygen b) carbon dioxide c) sulphur dioxide d) ammonia

14. In a bacterial cell, the site of respiration is
    a) Protoplasmic membrane b) Centrosome c) Chondriosome 
    d) Mitochondrion

15. Receptors in cell membrane are:
    a) Carbohydrates b) Proteins c) Nucleic acids d) Lipids

16. Important Vitamin for blood clotting is
    a) Vitamin A b) Vitamin B c) Vitamin C d) Vitamin K

17. The overall study of kidney is
    a) Nephrology b) Gynaecology c) Cardiology d) Ophthalmology

18. Expansion of ECG is
    a) Electrocardiogram b) Electrical Conductivity Graph
    c) Electro Circulation Graph d) None of these

19. Protein used in blood clotting is
    a) Albumin b) α – globulin c) Fibrinogen d) γ- globulin

20. Find out the odd one in the following:
    a) Trachea b) Spiracle c) Epipodite d) Malpighian Tubule

21. In India the Central Food Technological Research Institute is located 
    at
    a) Bangalore b) Mysore c) Thiruvananthapuram d) Coimbatore

22. Which of the following gases comes under ‘Noble gases’?
    a) Nitrogen b) Oxygen c) Neon d) Hydrogen

23. Where is the heavy water plant in Tamil Nadu?
    a) Chennai b) Pdalayamkottai c) Tuticorin d) Tanjore

24. The gland that maintains body’s thermostat is
    a) Pituitary gland b) Adrenal gland c) Thyroid gland d) Hypothalamus

25. A boy was asked to multiply a certain number by 53.By mistake he 
    multiplied it by 35.     If his answer was less than the correct one by 
    1206, then the number is
    a) 65 b) 67 c) 68 d) 70

26. China became 143rd member of World Trade Organisation on
    a) December 11, 2001 b) January 10, 2000 c) March 3, 2002 
    d) December 20, 2001

27. Which sector contributes more to Net state domestic product in 
    Tamil Nadu?
    a) Primary sector b) Secondary sector c) Tertiary sector 
    d) Other sectors

28. Yercaud is located in
    a) Kolli hill b) Jawadhu hill c) Shevaroy hill d) Kalvarayan hill

29. How many districts are there in Tamil nadu?
    a) 25 b) 28 c) 29 d) 30

30. The Chairman of Central Vigilance Commission in India in 2006 was
    a) N. Vittal b) R. Vittal c) P. Shankar d) K. Shankar

31. In which year was Non-cooperative movement conducted?
    a) 1920 b) 1922 c) 1930 d) 1927

32. Who is the author of the journal ‘Harijan’?
    a) Thiru.Vi.Ka b) E,V.R c) Mahatma Gandhi d) Bharathiyar

33. Which one of the following states is the first established state by the 
    British rulers in India?
    a) Andhra Pradesh b) Maharashtra c) Madras Presidency d) West Bengal

34. Who among the following was praised by Pudhumaipittan as, 
    “Sirukathaiyin Thirumoolar”?
    a) Rajaji b) Akilan c) Mouni d) Jayakanthan

35. Who of the following claimed that he raised the fame of Tamil 
    language through his stories?
    a) Jayakanthan b) Ponneelan c) Vallikannan d) Akilan

36. The Vyas Committee which has submitted its report recently, is 
    related with
    a) Mutual fund b) Co-operative Sector c) Price Control 
    d) Agricultural Credit

37. Find out the correct chronological order of the development of Tamil 
    Drama using the codes given below:
    1. Tholpavai Koothu 2. Marappavai koothu 3. Puppet show 4. Drama
    a) 4 2 3 1 b) 2 3 1 4 c) 3 1 4 2 d) 1 4 2 3

38. In which year was the name of Madras State changed as Tamil Nadu?
    a) 1952 b) 1962 c) 1967 d) 1972

39. The author of the great research work ‘The Comparative Grammar of 
    Dravidian Languages’ is
    a) Robert de Nobili b) Zeiganbalg c) Robert Caldwell d) John Samuel

40. The present Chief Election Commissioner of India is
    a) Krishnamoorthy b) Gopalsamy c) Tandon d) Navin Chawia

41. Asser(A): The Pacific belt is known as the Ring of Fire 
    Reason(R): A large number of active volcanoes is found along the 
    coasts of America and Asia around the Pacific belt.
    a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
    b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
    c) A is true, but R is false
    d) A is false, but R is true

42. A continent which is free of volcanoes is
    a) Australia b) North America c) South America d) Asia

43. Asser(A): The Gujarat coast is more suitable for the production of 
    common salt than the coasts of other states.
    Reasons(R): The Gujarat coast receives more rain fall
    than other coasts.
    a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
    b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
    c) A is true, but R is false
    d) A is false, but R is true

44. Broad gauge railway engines of India are manufactured at
    a) Varanasi b) Kanpur c) Chittaranjan d) Baroda

45. The two states of India benefitted by Tungabhadra project are
    a) West Bengal and Orissa b) Gujarat and Rajasthan 
    c) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka d) Kerala and Tamil Nadu

46. One of the most disastrous events since the history of chemical 
    industry occurred in the capital of Madhya Pradesh is
    a) Bhopal b) Bangalore c) Chennai d) Delhi

47. a) North Pole         1. 29½ earth days
      b) Earth Orbit        2. 23 ½ º
      c) Moon                3. 90 N º
      d) Earth axis         4. 943 million km
    a) 1 2 4 3 b) 3 4 1 2 c) 3 4 2 1 d) 2 1 4 3

48. The bulk of the annual rainfall is received in almost every part of 
    India during
    a) South-West monsoon b) Retreating monsoon c) Hot weather season 
    d) Cold weather season

49. National Highways Development Project, India is proposed to 
    construct North-South Corridor from
    a) Jammu to Madurai b) Srinagar to Kanniyakumari 
    c) Jalandhar to Kanniyakumari d) Jammu to Kanniyakumari

50. The proposed Sethusamudram Canal’s total length would be about
    a) 230 km b)d 350 km c) 150 km d) 260 km

51. Who is the author of Buddha Charita?
    a) Banabhatta b) Ashvagosha c) Parshava d) Vasumitra

52. Salar Jung Museum is situated in
    a) Hyderabad b) Mumbai c) New Delhi d) Mysore

53. The doctrine of Anekantavada is advocated by
    a) Buddhism, b) Jainism c) Carvaka d) Sankhya

54. Niskama Karma means
    a) Action b) Action and its fruit c) Disinterested action d) Bondage

55. Which one of the following accepts Mahayana as one of the sects
    a) Carvaka b) Jainism c) Buddhism d) Hinduism

56. The moral principle accepted by Veda is
    a) Dharma b) Rta c) Karma d) Adrsta

57. Carvaka philosophy admits
    a) Perception b) Inference c) Sabda d) Upamana

58. Which one of the following works does not come under Pattupattu?
    a) Nedunalvadai b) Kurunjipattu c) Paripadal d) Mullaipattu

59. The birth place of Sri Ramanujam is
    a) Kaladi b) Kasi c) Kokarnam d) Sri Perambudur

60. The Hero of Vaikam is
    a) C.N. Annadurai b) K.Kamaraj c) Rajaji d) E.V. Ramasamy

61. First Maratha ruler of Tanjore was
    a) Sivaji b) Venkoji c) Serboji-I d) Tukkoji

62. When was Community Development Programme launched?
    a) 1950 b) 1951 c) 1952 d) 1953

63. When was Central Social Welfare Board organised?
    a) 1950 b) 1951 c) 1952 d) 1953

64. One of the important festivals celebrated by Tamil people is
    a) Pongal b) Onam c) Maha Sivaratri d) Deepavali

65. Who was the founder of Self-respect movement in Tamil Nadu?
    a) E.V. Ramasamy Periyar b) K. Veeramani c) M. Karunanidhi 
    d) C.N. Annadurai

66. Which Article of the Constitution confers Adult Franchise on all 
    citizens above the age of 18?
    a) Aricle-144 b) Article-326 c) Article -356 d) Article-376

67. The question of the amendability of Fundamental Rights came before 
    the Supreme Court in the case of
    a) shankari Prasad vs Union of India b) Sajjah Singh vs State of Rajasthan
    c) Golak Nath vs State of Punjab d) All of these

68. Each year grants-in-aid are provided to such states that are in need of 
    assistance by the
    a) President b) Parliament c) Speaker of the Lok Shaba d) None of them

69. The maximum strength of the Rajya Sabha is
    a) 225 b) 550 c) 145 d) 250

70. The Chief Minister of a state is appointed by
    a) the President of India b) the Governor of the state
    c) the Chief Justice of the High Court d) the State Legislature

71. Below the Session Court exist
    a) First class magistrates b) second class magistrates
    c) Third class magistrates d) All of them

72. What is the term of office of an elected Mayor?
    a) one year b) two years c) three years d) five years

73. Union List, State List and Concurrent List are mentioned in the 
    Constitution in
    a) Fourth Schedule b) Fifth Schedule c) Sixth Schedule 
    d) Seventh Schedule

74. The official language of the Indian Union shall be
    a) Hindi in Pali script b) Hindi in Sanskrit grammar
    c) Hindi in Devanagri script d) None of these

75. Who put forth the demand for the creation of ‘Dravidastan’?
    a) Raja Gopalachari b) Ramaswamy Naicker c) Kamaraj d) Karunanidhi

76. The Omkar Goswami Committee was set up to study
    a) Industrial location b) Industrial pollution c) Industrial infrastructure 
    d) Industrial sickness

77. According to the 2001 Census, one state in India hasmade tremendous 
    progress in total literacy. However, italso accounted for the widest gap 
    between female and male literacy. The name of the state is
    a) Uttar Pradesh b) Madhya Pradesh c) Bihar d) Rajasthan

78. The birth rate measure the number of births during a year per
    a) 100 of population b) 1000 of population c) Million of population 
    d) None of these

79. What is the percentage of the accumulated loss at the end of any 
    financial year to its net worth for a company to be ‘sick’?
    a) 100% b) 75% c) 50% d) 20%

80. Name the first bank established in India.
    a) Bank of India b) State Bank of India c) Bank of Hindustan 
    d) Canara Bank

81. In which year was the Imperial Bank of India started?
    a) 1914 b) 1919 c) 1921 d) 1942

82. What is the minimum capital and reserve required for starting a 
    Scheduled Commercial Bank in India?
    a) Rs. 5 lakhs b) Rs.10 Lakhs c) Rs.7.5 lakhs d) None of these

83. The minimum capita required for starting Regional Rural Bank in India 
    is
    a) Rs.25 lakhs b) Rs.30 Lakhs c) Rs.22 lakhs d) Rs.40 lakhs

84. What is the Per capita direct tax revenue in Tamil Nadu during 
    1999-2000?
    a) 2200 b) 1500 c) 2700 d) 1800

85. What is the position of Tamil Nadu in respect of India’s foreign 
    investment?
    a ) First b) Fourth c) Third d) Fifth

86. Greek ambassador Megasthenes visited the court of
    a) Ajatasatru b) Chandragupta Maurya c) Asoka d) Pushyamitra Sunga

87. Swarajist Party was started by
    a) C.R. Das b) Motilal Nehru c) Hakim Ajmal Khan d) Rajaji

88. Fa-hien, a Chinese traveller visited during the reign of
    a) Chandragupta Maurya b) Kanishka c) Chandragupta Vikramaditya 
    d) Harsha

89. Who was the Governor of Madras during Vellore Mutiny?
    a) Thomas Monroe b) William Bentinck c) Edward Hdarrison 
    d) Lord Napier

90. Francis Day was the founder of
    a) Fort William b) Fort Louis c) Fort St. George d) Fort St. David

91. If log x + log y = log (x+y) then
    a) x = y b) xy = 1 c) y= x-1 / x d) y = x / x-1

92. The length of a rectangle is twice its breadth. If its length is 
    decreased by 5 cm and the breadth is increased by 5 cm. the 
    area of the rectangle is increased by 75 sq.cm. The length of the
    rectangle is
    a) 20 cm b) 30 cm c) 40 cm d) 50 cm

93. A rectangular carpet has an area of 60 sq.m. If its diagonal and 
    longer side together equal to 5 times of the shorter side, the length 
    of the carpet is
    a) 5m b) 12m c) 13 m d) 14.5 m

94. The maximum length of the pencil that can be kept in a rectangular
    box of dimensions 8 cm x 6 cm x 2 cm is
    a) 2 √13 cm b) 2 √14 cm c) 2 √26 cm d) 10 √2 cm

95. Any population measure is called
    a) Parameter b) Statistic c) Estimator d) Standard Error

96. If a small sample of size n is selected from a population with S.D. = σ ,
    then standard error of the sample mean is
    a) σ / √n b) σ / √n-1 c) σ √n d) σ / n-1

97. The data which is collected for the first time is called
    a) raw data b) grouped data c) primary data d) secondary data

98. The mean deviation from the median of (2, 4, 5, 6, 8) is
    a) 0 b) 0.5 c) 1.6 d) 3.0

99. Which of the following is not correct?
    a) BASIC is programming language
    b) FLOW CHART is a diagrammatic version of a program
    c) FLOPPY is a software 
    d) HERTZ is a unit of measurement of frequency.

100. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
    a) WINDOWS 98      hardware 
    b) C++                    low level language 
    c) Printer               output device 
    d) bit                     software


Friday, May 29, 2009

MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA

CABINET MINISTERS
   Dr.MANMOHAN  SINGH__________PRIME MINISTER and Other ministries 
                                                     not allocated to anyone and Personnel,
                                                     Public Grievances and Pensions,Planning,
                                                    Atomic Energy,Space,Culture.
 1.Shri Pranab Mukherjee___________Finance
 2.Shri Sharad Pawar______________Agriculture,Food & Civil Supplies,
                                                         Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution
 3.Shri A. K. Antony_______________Defence
 4.Shri P. Chidambaram____________Home Affairs
 5.Kum. Mamata Banerjee__________Railways
 6.Shri S. M. Krishna_______________ External Affairs
 7.Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad___________Health and Family Welfare
 8.Shri G.K. Vasan________________Shipping
 9.Shri Kamal Nath_________________Road Transport and Highways
10.Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde____________Power
11.Shri M. Veerappa Moily___________Law and Justice
12.Shri S. Jaipal Reddy_____________Urban Development
13.Shri Vayalar Ravi________________Overseas Indian Affairs
14.Shri Murli Deora________________Petroleum and Natural Gas
15.Shri Kapil Sibal_________________Human Resource Development
16.Shri B.K. Handique_______________Mines and Development of North Eastern 
                                                           Region
17.Shri Anand Sharma______________Commerce and Industry
18.Shri C.P. Joshi__________________Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
19.Smt. Ambika Soni_______________Information and Broadcasting
20.Shri Virbhadra Singh_____________Steel
21.Shri Mallikarjun Kharge__________Labour and Employment
22.Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh__________Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
23.Shri Dayanidhi Maran____________Textiles
24.Shri A. Raja____________________Communications and Information 
                                                           Technology
25.Dr. Farooq Abdullah_____________New and Renewable Energy
26.Kum. Selja____________________Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Tourism
27.Shri Subodh Kant Sahay_________Food Processing Industries
28.Dr. M.S. Gill__________________ Youth Affairs and Sports
29.Shri Pawan K. Bansal____________Parliamentary Affairs
30.Shri Mukul Wasnik______________Social Justice and Empowerment
31.Shri Kantilal Bhuria_____________Tribal Affairs
32.Shri M.K.Alagiri________________Chemicals and Fertilizers

MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

1.Shri Praful Patel_________________Civil Aviation

2.Shri Prithviraj Chavan________Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Prime Minister’s Office,Personnel, Public Grievances and  Pensions and Parliamentary Affairs

3.Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal__________Coal and Statistics and Programme Implementation

4.Shri Salman Khursheed____________Corporate Affairs and Minority Affairs

5.Shri Dinsha J. Patel_______________Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

6.Smt. Krishna Tirath_______________Women and Child Development

7.Shri Jairam Ramesh______________ Environment and Forests


MINISTERS OF STATE

 1.Shri Srikant Jena_____________________Chemicals and Fertilizers

 2.Shri E. Ahamed______________________Railways

 3.Shri Mullappally Ramachandran_________Home Affairs

 4.Shri V. Narayansamy_________________Planning and Parliamentary Affairs

 5.Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia_______________Commerce and Industry

 6.Smt. D. Purandeswari__________________Human Resource Development

 7.Shri K.H. Muniyappa___________________Railways

 8.Shri Ajay Maken______________________Home Affairs

 9.Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi________________Textiles

10.Shri Namo Narain Meena_______________Finance

11.Shri M.M. Pallam Raju__________________Defence

12.Shri Saugata Ray_____________________Urban Development

13.Shri S.S. Palanimanickam______________Finance

14.Shri Jitin Prasad______________________Petroleum and Natural Gas

15.Shri A. Sai Prathap____________________Steel

16.Smt. Preneet Kaur___________________External Affairs

17.Shri Gurdas Kamat__________________Communications and Information 

                              Technology

18.Shri Harish Rawat___________________Labour and Employment

19.Prof. K.V. Thomas_________________Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, 

                                                              Food & Public Distribution

20.Shri Bharatsinh Solanki_____________Power

21.Shri Mahadev S. Khandela___________Road Transport and Highways

22.Shri Dinesh Trivedi_________________Health and Family Welfare

23.Shri Sisir Adhikari__________________Rural Development

24.Shri Sultan Ahmed__________________Tourism

25.Shri Mukul Roy_____________________Shipping

26.Shri Mohan Jatua___________________Information and Broadcasting

27.Shri D. Napoleon___________________Social Justice and Empowerment

28.Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan______________Information and Broadcasting

29.Shri S. Gandhiselvan_________________Health and Family Welfare

30.Shri Tusharbhai Chaudhary___________Tribal Affairs

31.Shri Sachin Pilot__________________ Communications and Information Technology

32.Shri Arun Yadav___________________Youth Affairs and Sports

33.Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil_______Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

34.Shri R.P.N. Singh___________________Road Transport and Highways

35.Shri Shashi Tharoor_________________External Affairs

36.Shri Vincent Pala___________________Water Resources

37.Shri Pradeep Jain___________________Rural Development

38.Ms. Agatha Sangma_________________Rural Development


Thursday, May 28, 2009

BSNL TOLL FREE NUMBERS

Dial the following numbers in case of Assistance/ Help without paying for it (from BSNL telephones)

PSTN Call Center (for any queries related to 
landline telephone, ISDN etc. Also accessible 
from CellOne, Excel & Tarang phones)_________________1500
Kisan Call Center (for any queries related to agriculture)__1551
Police__________________________________________ 100
Fire____________________________________________ 101
Ambulance______________________________________ 102
Billing complaint center___________________________ 166 / 1660-69
Trunk booking____________________________________ 1580
Trunk assistance__________________________________ 1581
STD complaints___________________________________ 1582
National Directory Enquiry (NDQ) Service______________ 1583
International trunk booking_________________________ 1586
International trunk enquiry_________________________ 1587
International Trunk delay information_________________ 1588
Telex complaints_________________________________ 1589
Directory enquiry service___________________________ 197
Telephone Complaint Booking_______________________ 198
Emergency Relief Centre on National Highways_________ 1033
Relief Commissioners of Central/State/Union territory____1070
Control room of District Collector/Magistrate___________ 1077
Public Grievance Cell Telecom Circle HQs_____________ 12727
Public Grievance Cell Kolkata/Chennai________________ 1095
Crime stopper cell of police in Kerala, 
Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh & Mumbai_________________1090
Women crisis response____________________________ 1091
Earth-quake Help line service_______________________ 1092
Natural disaster control room_______________________ 1096
AIDS help line service_____________________________ 1097
Children in difficulty/ Child Distress Service____________ 1098
Catastrophe & Trauma service_______________________ 1099
Free Phone Enquiry_______________________________ 1600
India Telephone Card Enquiry_______________________ 1602
Billing Complaint Center (Interactive Voice Response System)_1671-73
Maritime Search and Rescue control room of coastal guard__ 1718
Blood bank information Service________________________ 1910
Dial a doctor_______________________________________ 1911
Leased Circuits Fault Booking__________________________ 1918
Eye bank information service__________________________ 1919
Change number announcement (Hindi)__________________ 1951
Changed number announcement (English)________________ 1952
Changed number announcement (Regional language)_______ 1953
Changed number announcement (in case of shift)__________ 1954
Sancharnet Internet Help desk service___________________ 1957
Leased Circuit Fault Booking (WTR)______________________1958

NOTE:Some of the services are available in select cities only. Please check the availability in your city.
Services written in Orange color are available on STD also.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA


ASSAM
Kaziranga National Park(1985)
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary(1985)
BIHARMahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya(2002)

DELHI
Humayun's Tomb((1993)
Qutub Minar and its monuments(1993)
Red Fort
GOABasilica of Bom Jesus and other churches(1986)

GUJARAT
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park(2004)

KARNATAKA 
Hampi(1986)
Pattadakal(1987)

MADHYA PRADESH 
Sanchi(1989)
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka(2003)
Khajuraho(1986)

MAHARASTRA
Ajanta Caves(1983)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus(2004)
Elephanta Caves(1987)
Ellora Caves(1983)

ORISSA
Konark Sun Temple(1984)

RAJASTHAN
Keoladeo National Park(1985)

TAMIL NADU
Great Living Chola Temples(2004)
Mahabalipuram(1985)
Nilgiri Mountain Railway(2005)

UTTAR PRADESH
Agra Fort(1983)
Fatehpur Sikri(1986)
Taj Mahal(1983)

UTTARANCHAL
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park(2005)
Mountain Railways of India, Darjeeling(1999)
Sundarbans National Park(1987)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

TNPSC GROUP IV EXAM 17.02.2008 Q&A


1.The blood vessels which carry blood from heart are called
   a) artery b) Vein c) capillaries d) vena cava

2.The first set of teeth that appear in childhood are called
   a) Canines b) Milk teeth c) Wisdom teeth d) Permanent teeth

3.The fins that help in changing direction while swimming are
   a) Dorsal fins b) Pectoral fins c) Pelvic fins d) Caudal fins

4.Culture of fish is called
   a) Pisciculture b) Sericulture c) Vermiculture d) Aquaculture

5.The functional unit of the skeletal muscie is
   a) myosin b) actin c) sarcomere d) myofibril

6.In a plant cell D.N.A. is found in
   a) chloroplast b) mitochondria c) nucleus d) all of these

7.A plant cell is distinguished from an animal cell by the presence of
   a) chromosome b) cell wall c) cell membrane d) nucleus

8.Which one of the following wavelengths of light is most effect Photosynthesis?
   a) Blue b) Green c) Orange d) Yellow

9.The age of a tree can be calculated by
   a)measuring its height b)measuring its diameter
   c) analysis of its sap d) counting annual growth rings.

10.Epidermis, the outermost layer of leaf is perforated by small pores for gaseous                exchange. These are called
   a) hydathodes b) stigmata c) stomata d) stroma

11.Which one of the districts in Tamil Nadu is having the highest literacy level?
    a) Salem b) Kanniyakumari c) Madurai d)d Trichy

12. In Tamil Nadu everyone must have education by the year . .. . is the priority of the         Government.
    a) 2010 b) 2020 c) 2005 d) 2008

13.The population of Tamil Nadu in 2001 was
    a) 62.1 millions b) 61.2 millions c) 60.1 millions d) 64.2 millions

14.Day and night are caused by
    a)revolution of earth b) rotation of earth c) gravitational force d) none of These

15.Paradwip port is located in
    a) Andhra Pradesh b) Karnataka c) Orissa d) Tamil Nadu

16.Kaziranga National Park is located in
    a) Bihar b) Madhya Pradesh c) Uttar Pradesh d) Assam

17.Jute is largely cultivated in
    a) West Bengal b) Karnataka c) Kerala d) Tamil Nadu

18.The state with more females found is
    a) Kerala b) Maharashtra c) West Bengal d) Gujarat

19.South-West monsoon gives more rainfall to
    a) Western Coast b) Eastern Coast c) Thar Desert d) Malwa Plateau

20.Ship building industry is located at
    a) Bangalore b) Hyderabad c) Cochin d) Varanasi

21.Which part of the Constitution of India deals with citizenship?
    a) I b) II c) III d) IV

22) Which one of the following authorities is authorised by the Constitution to impose     reasonable restrictions on Fundamental Rights?
   a) The Parliament b) The Supreme Court c) The President d) None

23)The President can be removed from his office through impeachment by the
    a) Lok sabha b) Supreme Court of India
    c) Two Houses of Parliament d) Council of Ministers

24) The Rajya Sabha consists of
    a) 250 members b) 270 members c) 200 members d) 230 members

25) The custodian of the legislature is
    a) the Prime Minister b) The President
    c) The Vice-President d) the Speaker

26) The Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court hold office
    a) till the age of 60 years b) for life
    c) till the age of 62 years d) till the age of 58 years

27) The members of the UPSC are
    a) elected by the people b) elected by the Parliament c) appointed by the President d) appointed by the Council of Ministers.

28) Paying Income Tax signifies
    a) traditional authority b) rational legal authority
    c)charismatic authority d) all of these

29) In Tamil Nadu, head of the Panchayat is called the
    a) Mayor b) Chairman c) Chief Minister d) Prime Minister

30) India is a member of
    a) U.N.O. b) Non-aligned Movement c) SAARC d) all of these

31) If there were no atmosphere, what would be the colour of the sky?
    a) Blue b) White c) Red d) Black

32) In August, 2005 in USA, the name of the place where massive Hurricane occurred which killed more than 650 people is
    a) New Orleans b) California c) Alaska d) Texas

33) Tamil Nadu Explosives Ltd, is at
    a) Vellore b) Kanchipuram c) Cheyyar d) Vandavasi

34) Sun’s energy is produced by
a) nuclear fission b) nuclear fusion c)burning of gases d) presence of hydrogen

35) The Central Rice Research Institute of India is located at
    a) Kolkata b) Cuttack c) Bangalore d) Mysore

36) The widely used antibiotic Penicillin is produced by
    a) an Alga b) a Bacterium c) a Fungus d) a plant

37) Which is the largest single cell?
    a) Ostrich egg b) Paramoecium c) Euglena d) Hydra

38) The treatment given for kidney malfunctioning is
    a) Dialysis b) Accupuncture c) E.C.G. d) Angioplasty

39) Dronacharya Award is presented to a
a) Tennis player b) Cricket player c) Sports coach d) Hockey player

40) A. Kathakali          1. Tamil Nadu
      B. Odissi                2. Andhra Pradesh
      C. Kuchipudi          3. Kerala
      D. Bharata Natyam 4. Orissa
     a) 3 4 2 1 b) 3 2 1 4 c) 4 3 2 1 d) 2 3 1 4

41) AB and CD are two chords equidistant from the centre. If AB = 6 cm, then CD is equal     to
    a) 3 cm b) 6 cm c) 12 cm d) 10 cm

42) The radius and slant height of a right circular cone are 4 cm and 6 cm respectively.      The curved surface area of the cone is
    a) 12π cm2 b) 12 cm2 c) 24π cm2 d) 24 cm2
    Formula: π rl = π x 4 x 6

43) In a cyclic quadrilateral ABCD, if ∠ A= 100º then ∠ C =
    a)100 º b)80 º c) 50º d) 40 º
    
44) Which of the following is a point on 3x + 4y ≤ 7?
    a) (1, 1) b) (1,2) c) (2,1) d) (0,2)

45) If sin θ = cosθ , then tan θ =
    a) 0 b) 1 c) √2 d) √3
    sin θ = cosθ the sin θ / cosθ = tan θ =1

46) Two lines are parallel is and only if
    a) m1 = m2 b) m1 = -m2 c) m1, m2 = -1 d) m1 = 1/m2
    Parallel lines have same slope

47) The least score of a cricket player of the school team is 5 runs in a series of ten     matches. If his range of scores is 87, what is his highest score in the series?
    a) 5 b) 82 c) 87 d) 92
    Range= Largest – Smallest
    87 = Largest – 5
    Largest = 87 + 5 = 92

48) If one root of the equation 2x2 - 11x – 6 = 0 is 6, then the other root is
    a) ½ b) -1/2 c) -6 d) 1/6

49) The great freedom fighter of Bangladesh was
    a) Mahatma Gandhi b) Sheikh Mujibur Rehman
    c) Bhutto d) Mao Tse-tung

50) The leader who strived for social justice in Tamil Nadu was
    a) Periyar E.V.R. b) Rajaji c) Kamaraj d) Annadurai

51) Joule’s law of heating is given by
    a) H = I R2t b) H=I2Rt2 c) H =I^2 Rt d) H=IRt2

52) The persistence of vision is
    a) 1/32s b) 1/24s c) 1/16s d) 1/8 s

53) The unit of latent heat of fusion is
    a) J kg-1 K-1 b) J kg^-1 c) J kg K-1 d) J K-1

54) Which of the following is used as control rod in the nuclear reactor?
    a) Cadmium b) Boron c) Hafnium d) All of these

55) The centripetal force required by a car of mass 500 kg which takes a round turn of     radius 50 m with a velocity of 20m s-1 is
    a) 4000 N b) 5000 N c) 200 N d) 1250 N
56) Sodium carbonate is used in
    a) softening of hard water b) fire extinguishers c) ceramic industries d) tanning industries

57) CuSO4 + Zn -> ZnSO4 + Cu ↓
    a) gas b) liquid c) solid d) precipitate

58) Which one of the following is correctly matched?
    a) Ammonia - Allotropy
    b) Sulphuric acid - Dehydrating agent
    c) Sulphur dioxide - Haber process
    d) Sulphur - Lightest element

59) An organic compound by the action of enzymes leads to the formation of smaller molecules. It is called
    a) fermentation b) esterification c) oxidation d) dehydrogenation

60) A catalyst used in the manufacture of ammonia by Haber process is
    a) copper b) Iron c) Cobalt d) Ammonium chloride

61) Where did Buddha give his first sermon?
    a) Sarnath b) Sanchi c) Gaya d) Varanasi

62) The Mathematics scholar who lived during the reign of Guptas is
    a) Aryabhatta b) Varahamihira c) Brahmagupta d) Banabhatta

63)The title ‘Vathapi Kondan’ was assumed by
    a) Parameswara Varman b) Mahendra Varman-1 c) Narasimha Varman-I d) Simhavishnu

64) ‘Ashtadiggajas’ lived in the court of
    a) Achutaraya b) Krishnadevarayar c) Ramaraya d) Sadasivaraya

65) What was the main purpose of the invasion of Mahmood of Ghazni into India?
    a) propagation of Islam b) Extension of his empire c) To acquire the wealth of India
    d) As a sport
66) The distinguishing feature of Shah Jahan’s reign was
    a) economic prosperity b) administrative efficiency c) foreign policy d) art &   architecture

67) The father of local self-government in India is
    a) Lord Canning b) Lord Ripon c) Robert Clive d) Lord Dalhousie

68) Who introduced Ryotwari system in Tamil Nadu?
    a) Lord Cornwallis b) Lord Dalhousie c) Sir Thomas Monroe d) Lord Mayo

69) Pukar was the port city of
    a) Cholas b) Cheras c) Pandyas d) Pallavas

70) Who was the most illustrious king of the early Chera dynasty?
    a) Ydiyan Cheral b) Imayavaramban c) Senguttuvan d) Ilango Adigal

71) Tiger Economic Countries are
    a) America, England b) Russia, Germany c) Thailand, Singapore d) India, China

72) Suitable soil for cotton production is
    a) Red soil b) Hill soil c) Black soil d) Alluvial soil

73) The state which produced largest amount of tea is
    a) Tamil Nadu b) Assam c) Karnataka d) Kerala

74) For the development of India in 1950, Government of India started
    a) Five-Year Plans b) Green Revolution c) Satellite d) National Development Council

75) ‘Tidal Park’ is being promoted in Tamil Nadu for information Technology industry by
a) ELCOT & SIPCOT b) ELCOT & TIDCO c) TIDCO & SIPCOT d) TIDCO & SIDBI

76)14 Commercial Banks were nationalized in the year
     a) 1969 b) 1949 c) 1956 d) 1980

77)A. Chittaranjan 1. Rail Engine
     B. Nepa Nagar  2. Railway Coaches
     C. Mumbai        3. Newsprint
     D.Jamshedpur  4. Cotton textile
                             5. Iron and Steel Industry

    a) 1 3 4 5 b) 1 4 3 5 c) 2 3 4 1 d) 5 2 3 1

78) Manchester of India and Manchester of South India are
a) Delhi and Chennai b) Kolkata and Chennai c) Bangalore and Coimbatore d) Mumbai and Coimbatore

79) India is the third largest producer of
    a) Rice b) Wheat c) Jute d) Groundnut

80)The gateway of Tamil Nadu is
    a) Coimbatore b) Chennai c) Tuticorin d) Madurai

81)Consider the following statements:
    Assertion A: The partition of Bengal inspired the national consciousness.
    Reason R : The partition of Bengal was an attempt to divide the homogeneous people.
    a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
    b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
    c) A is true, but R is false d) A is false, but R is true.
    
82) Which of the following is correctly matched?
    A. Cabinet Mission – 1946
    B. Partition of Bengal - 1906
    C. The Cripps Mission – 1945
    D. Individual Satyagraha - 1939

83) Put the following events in the correct chronological sequence:
    I. Gandhi-Irwin Pact II. Dandi March III. Quit India Movement IV. Lahore Congress
    a) IV II I III b) II III I IV c) III II IV I d) IV III II I

84) Who was the Congress President when India became free?
    a) Mahatma Gandhi b) J.B. Kripalani c) Jawaharlal Nehru d) Sardar Patel

85) Who was the Viceroy of India when the Quit India Movement started in 1942?
    a) Linlithgow b) Wavell c) Willingdon d) None of them

86) Kesari was
    a) an organisation for social reform started by Tilak b) an English language-paper              owned by S.N. Bannerji c) a Marathi newspaper d) None of these

87) Who started the Forward Bloc Party in 1939?
    a) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar b) Subhash Chandra Bose c) C.R. Das d) None of them

88) Rajaji violated the salt laws at
    a) Tiruppur b) Vedaranyam c) Maniachi d) Chennai

89) Who was given the title “Kadppalottiya Tamizhan”?
    a) Subramaniya Siva b) V.O. Chidambaram Pillai c) Mahakavi Bharathi d) Kumaran

90) The Tamilian who became the Home Minister of India in the interim government in 1946, was
    a) Kamaraj b) P.T. Rajan c) Rajaji d) None of them

91) The fastest train in India is
    a) Taj Express b) Shatabdi Express c) Rajdhani Express d) G.T. Express

92) Kargil war took place in the year
    a) 2000 b) 1999 c) 1998 d) 1997

93) Murugappa Gold Cup is associated with
    a) Hockey b) Football c) Cricket d) Boat Racing

94) Sugar bowl of the world is
    a) Cuba b) Java c) India d) China

95) Queen of Arabian Sea is
    a) Vishakhapatnam b) Tuticorin c) Kochi d) Kandla

96) The song Vande Mataram was originally composed in
    a) Assamese b) Bengali c) Hindi d) Sanskrit

97) In modern times political rights are guaranteed to
    a) all citizens b) adult citizens c) Property owners only d) men only

98) The most densely populated state in India is
    a) Uttar Pradesh b) West Bengal c) Tamil Nadu d) Kerala

99) The 15th term of 40, 43, 46, . . . . . . is
    a) 84 b) 83 c) 82 d) 80

100) The angle of elevation of the top of a tower at a distance of 100m is 45º. The height of the tower is
    a) 100m b) 50m c) 200m d) 25m