Fully Solved APSC Prelims 2007 Question Paper – General Studies Part II

Part II of APSC 2007 Preliminary (General Studies) question paper. This APSC question paper comes with solutions, key points and explanations. Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) organizes Assam Civil Service Exam, of which Preliminary examination is the first step. The General Studies question paper covers Indian History, Assam History, General Science, and General Knowledge topics. is publishing this question paper to help candidates of the Assam state Civil Service Examination. Don’t forget to read the Part I of 2007 APSC question paper (Prelims) and also the full 2009 APSC question paper.

APSC Question Paper 2007 Part 2

APSC 2007 Prelims (General Studies) Question Paper – Part II:

51. The worlds largest gold buyer is

a) India b) Israel c) Ghana d) South Africa

Answer: a (India). India was the largest Gold buyer in the world till 2013. Now China replaced India.

52. Per capita income is calculated as

a) the income per head of all the states of India divided by the income per head of all the Union Territories

b) individual income per head divided by the population

c) total income divided by the income per person

d) gross national income divided by the total population

Answer: d


53. Which one of the following is not a direct tax?

a) Gift tax, b) Wealth tax c) Customs d) Estate duty

Answer: C


54. The largest population of Scheduled Tribes in India is in the state of

a) Bihar b) Maharashtra c) Madhya Pradesh d) Orissa

Answer: c (Madhya Pradesh)

55. What is the full form of RAM in a computer?

a) Random Access Memory

b) Ready to Access Memory

c) Read At-a-time Memory

d) Readily Available Memory

Answer: a (Random Access Memory)

56. One nautical mile is equal to

a) 1.5 lan b) 1.85 lan c) 2.0 lan d) 2.5 lan

Answer: b (1.85 km)

57. Who wrote the famous book called Long Walk to Freedom?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad c) Nelson Mandela d) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

Answer: c (Nelson Mandela)

58. The oldest oil field in India is located in

a) Paradeep b) Bombay High c) Haldia d) Digboi

Answer: d (Digboi).

59. China acknowledged Sikkim as the integral part of India during the Prime Ministerial tenure of

a) Manmohan Singh b) Atal Bihari Vajpayee c) Rajiv Gandhi d) Chandra Shekhar

Answer: b (Atal Bihari Vajpayee)

60. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

a) Bonn – Rhine

b) New York – Hudson

c) Cairo – Nile

d) Vienna – Volga

Answer: d (Vienna – Volga). Volga river is in Russia and Vienna is the capital of Austria. Wein river passes through Vienna, not Volga. All other three options depicts Cities with river passing through them.

61. After the last Assembly Election, 2006 DMK President Muthuvel Karunanidhi became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for

a) third time b) fourth time c) fifth time d) sixth time

Answer: c ( Fifth time)

62. Which of the following is the first state to have been formed on linguistic basis?

a) Punjab b) Gujarat c) Karnataka d) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: d (Andhra Pradesh)

63. Eco Mark is given to the Indian products that are

a) Pure and unadultrated

b) rich in proteins

c) environment friendly

d) economically viable

Answer: c (environment friendly)

64. Which two cities of India are connected by the National Highway No. 1?

a) Delhi and Amritsar (via Ambala and Jalandhar)

b) Delhi and Mumbai (via Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Vadodara)

c) Agra and Bikaner (via Jaipur)

d) Chandigarh and Manali (via Bijapur, Mandi and Kullu)

Answer: a ( Delhi and Amritsar)

65. In which date the prestigious Nobel Prize is awarded?

a) November 30 b) January 21 c) December 10 d) January 17

Answer: c (December 10). Nobel prizes are awarded each year on December 10. That day is special because, Alfred Nobel died on December 10, 1895.

66. The country which had the first official family planning programme was

a) India b) China c) South Africa d) USA

Answer: a (India)

67. Simon Commission of 1827 was boycotted because

a) there was no Indian member in the commission

b) it supported Muslim League

c) congress felt that the people of India were entitled to Swaraj

d) there were differences among the members

Answer: a (There was no Indian member in the Simon Commission)

68. Who presides over the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament?

a) President of India

b) Chief Justice of India

c) Vice president of India

d) Speaker of Lok Sabha

Answer: d. Speaker of Lok Sabha presides over the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

69. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?

a) President of India

b) Leader of the Ruling Party

c) Vice President of India

d) Speaker of Lok Sabha

Answer: c. Vice president of India becomes the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha

70. In the absence of Chief Justice of High Court, the oath of the office of the Governor is administered by

a) President of India

b) Senior most judge of the High Court

c) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

d) Senior judge of the Supreme Court

Answer: b. The senior most judge of the High Court will administer the oath of the office to the Governor.

71. Indicate the first woman President of the Indian National Congress from the following

a) Annie Besant b) Sarojini Naidu c) Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit d) Aruna Asraf Ali

Answer: a (Annie Besant)

72. Who among the following attended all the three Round Table Conferences?

a) Mahatma Gandhi

b) B. R. Ambedkar

c) Madan Mohan Malaviya

d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: b. B. R. Ambedkar attended all the three roundtable conferences held in1929, 1930 and 1931

73. Mahatma Gandhi was called Father of the Nation first by

a) Jawaharlal Nehru

b) B R. Ambedkar

c) V Patel

d) Subhash Chandra Bose

Answer: d. Subhash Chandra Bose called Gandhiji Father of the Nation. He used the term for the first time when he wrote a letter to Gandhiji after the death of Kasturba Gandhi.

74. Vande Mataram was composed by

a) Rabindranath Tagore

b) Bhupen Hazarika

c) B. G. Tilak

d) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Answer: d. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

75. Who among the following was ans extremist turned spiritual leader?

a) Vinoba Bhave b) M.N. Roy c) Aurobindo Ghose d) Swami Vivekananda

Answer: c (Aurobindo Ghose)

76. Purna Swaraj resolution was adopted by the Congress in

a) 1921 b) 1928 c) 1903 d) 1918

Answer: b (1928).

77. The Earth’s shape most closely resembles

a) a basketball b) a pear c) a ping-pong ball d) an apple

Answer: b (Shape of the Earth resembles a pear)

78. The envelope of air in contact with the Earth’s surface is called

a) the atmosphere b) the stratosphere c) the homosphere d) the troposphere

Answer: d (Troposphere)

79. What are the two most abundant element by mass found in Earth’s crust?

a) Aluminium and iron

b) Sodium and chlorine

c) Calcium and carbon

d) Oxygen and silicon

Answer: d (Oxygen and silicon)

80. How are latitude and longitude lines drawn on a globe of Earth?

a) Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the equator

b) Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the equator

c) Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the poles

d) Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the poles.

Answer: c) Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the poles of Earth.
Latitude lines run East-West around the globe and are used to measure distances North or South of Equator. Longitude lines run North-South from pole to pole are used to measure the number of degrees East or West of Prime Meridian at Greenwich.

81. Which radioactive isotope is the most useful for nuclear power generation?

a) Uranium 238 b) Uranium 235 c) Carbon 14 d) Rubidium 87

Answer: a (Uranium 238 or U-238)

82. Match the following:

A. Fiat 1. Gurgaon

B. Ambassador 2. Mumbai

C. Maruti 3. Noida

D. Hyundai 4. Kolkata


a) 3 2 1 4

b) 2 4 1 3

c) 2 4 3 1

d) 1 2 3 4

Answer: b ( 2 4 1 3). Fiat factory in India is located at Mumbai. Hindustan Motors Ambassador factory is at Kolkata. Maruti factory is in Gurgaon. Hyundai has it’s Indian factory in Noida.

83. Energy is transferred from the sun to earth mainly by

a) molecular collisions in the atmosphere

b) ultraviolet radiation

c) infrared radiation

d) visible light

Answer: d (visible light). Energy from Sun to Earth is transferred via electromagnetic radiation. Major portion of the radiation is visible light.

84. Which planet takes more time to complete one rotation on its axis than to complete one revolution around the sun?

a) Jupiter, b) Venus, c) Mars, d) Mercury

Answer: b (Venus). Venus is a slow moving planet. It takes 243 days to complete a rotation in own axis. On the other hand Jupiter takes 9.9 hours. Mercury takes 58 days and 25 hours to complete a rotation. Mars takes 24 hours 39 minutes.

85. The third most abundant gas in the atmosphere is

a) helium b) argon c) carbon dioxide d) hydrogen

Answer: b (Argon)

86. As an object falls freely through air, the kinetic energy of the object

a) increases b) decreases c) becomes zero d) does not change

Answer: a) increases. The kinetic energy of a free falling object (in atmosphere) increases

87. The obnoxious smell near a pulp and paper mill is

a) hydrogen sulphide

b) aromatic hydrocarbons

c) carbon dioxide

d) organic sulfur compounds

Answer: b (aromatic hydrocarbons )

88. Most cell membranes are composed principally of

a) DNA and ATP

b) nucleotides and amino acids

c) chitin and starch

d) protein and lipids,

Answer: d. Most cell membranes are made of Proteins and lipds.

89. Which are the four most abundent elements in living cells?

a) carbon, sulfur, magnesium, hydrogen

b) carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen

c) carbon, sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen

d) carbon, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur

Answer: b. Carbon (C), Nitrogen (N), Oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H) are the most abundent elements in living cells.

90. Because the gene for hemophilia is located on the X-chromosome, it is normally impossible for

a) a carrier mother to pass the gene to her son

b) a hemophilic father to pass the gene to his daughter

c) a carrier mother to pass the gene to her doaughter

d) a hemophilic father to pass the gene to his son

Answer: d. Human Male has XY, while female has XX chromosome. If

91. Presence of fluoride in drinking water is associated with

a) mottling of teeth b) dental fluorosis, c) skeletal fluorosis, d) all of the above

Answer: d. Fluoride in drinking water causes dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis and mottling of teeth.

92. Identify the National Highway connecting Guwahati and Shillong

a) NH-37 b) NH-40 c) NH-31 d) NH-39

Answer: b (NH-40). The Guwahati-Shillong National Highway is NH-40.

93. The occurrence of oil seepage in Assam’s Burhi-Dihing at Sapkhong in 1825 was recorded by

a) Varrier Elwin

b) Sir Goodenough

c) Robert Bruce

d) Lieut R. Wilcox

Answer: d ( R. Wilcox)

94. Kitab-al-Hind (Geography of India) was written by

a) Al-Beruni b) Ibn-Sina c) Al-Battani d) Claudis Ptolemy

Answer: a (Al-Beruni). Al Biruni wrote Kitab-al-Hind in 11th century.

95. Hiuen Tsang visited Assam (Kamrupa) in 640 AD. He was received by the king

a) Bhagadatta

b) Kumar Bhaskar Barman

c) Swargadeo Rudra Singha

d) Kumar Rudra Barman

Answer: b ( Bhaskar Barman)

96. Who was hanged with Maniram Dewan

a) Dutiram Barua

b) Pioli Barua

c) Pioli Phukan

d) Farmud Ali

Answer: b (Pioli Barua). Pioli Barua was hanged with Maniram Dewan

97. The Barak or Surma river of Cachar originates from

a) Karbi Anglong

b) Khasia – Jaintia (Meghalaya)

c) Manipur

d) Tripura

Answer: c (Manipur).

98. Sawai Jai Singh erected five astronomical observatories, of which one is at Delhi, one is as Jaipur, and another one is at

a) Prayag b) Ajmere c) Udaipur d) Ujjain

Answer: d (Ujjain). Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built observatories at following places: Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Benaras and Ujjain.

99. Varahmihira is the author of

a) Ganita Sara Sangraha

b) Trisatika

c) Sulba Sutra

d) Pancha Siddhantika

Answer: d (Pancha Siddhantika). Varahmihira wrote Pancha Siddhantika (Five Treaties)

100. Year 1894 is related to

a) Phulaguri Dhawa

b) Rangia Revolt

c) Patharughat Revolt

d) None of the above

Answer: c (Patharughat revolt). Phulguri Dhawa in 1861, Rangia Revolt in 1893 and Patharughat Revolt in 1894

This ends the APSC 2007 Prelims (General Studies) question paper. Earlier we published the Part I of the 2007 question paper. We hope that student and candidates of the Assam Civil Service Exam will find it useful.

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12 comments in “Fully Solved APSC Prelims 2007 Question Paper – General Studies Part II

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    Thanks for pointing out. The correct answer is c) Latitude lines are parallel and longitude lines meet at the poles.

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