Sunday, May 31, 2009


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 
    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 
    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 
    a) 2200 b) 1500 c) 2700 d) 1800

85. What is the position of Tamil Nadu in respect of India’s foreign 
    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 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

1 comment:

  1. excellent work sir. i am looking for this question paper for about a month.but i am not able to get it. thank you very much