Answer Key – APSC Prelims GS Model Question Paper 1

Here is the answer key of the Model Question Paper (General Studies) for the APSC Combined Competitive Exam (Prelims). The model paper prepared by contains total 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). In this page, you’ll find answers of those questions. We are also adding short description or explanation with most of the answers. We hope it will help interested candidates of Assam Civil Services examination.

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Answers: APSC Prelms (General Studies) Model Question Paper 1

Q 1. a) Gulf of Kutch. In September, 2013, Ministry of Environment & Forests declared the Marine National Park in Gulf of Kutch as the India’s first Marine Eco-sensitive Zone.

Q 2. d) Except Bubonic plague, the other three diseases are known to cause Co-infection with HIV.

Q 3. c) Inner ear or labyrinth. Vestigial organ is an organ that has reduced functionality or no longer serve any purpose. Internal ear or labyrinth is essential for hearing and balance. Other options are vestigial.

Q 4. b) Ultraviolet light from sun broke down water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.

Q 5. b) First outbreak of Ebola virus was reported on August 26, 1976 from Yambuku in Congo.

Q 6. a) North-Western India

Q 7. b) Agni V is a three stage solid fulled missile

Q 8. a) Nirbhay is an under-development long range, subsonic Cruise missile.

Q 9. c) Rajeswar singha built several temples in Assam. Navagraha temple was one of his key contributions.

Q 10. c) A digital currency. First conceptualized by Satoshi Nakamoto of Japan, Bitcoin is created, kept and used electronically. It is also called crypto currency, as cryptography is used for controlling the creation and transaction.

Q 11. a). Sea water contains average 3.5% salt

Q 12. c) Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu is known as Golden city of thousand Temples.

Q 13. b) Venus. Earth is 6371 km, while Venus is 6052. Mars is 3390km, Mercury is 2440 and Jupiter is largest of all with 69911 km radius.

Q 14. a). Environment Protection Act 1986, Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Air Prevention & Control of Pollution Act 1981 and Indian Forest Act 1927

Q 15. d) China. With more than 104,400 km of expressways, China tops the list. China is followed by USA, Russia and India. Currently, India has little more than 1000 km of expressways. But target is 20,000 km.

Q 16. a) Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw two bombs in Central Legislative Assembly.

Q 17. d) Usha Mehta organised and operated secret Congress radio during Quit India movement.

Q 18. b) Balance of payment comprises of Current account and Capital account

Q 19. c) As per a report submitted by former RBI Chief and Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan, new poverty line for India is Rs. 32 per day in villages or Rs. 47 per day in cities.

Q 20. d) As per the India State of Forest Report (SFR) released in July, 2014, West Bengal contributed to 60% of the new 5871 sq km of forest added between 2011-2014.

Q 21. c) Rani-Ki Vav is a stepwell built in 11th century. It is located at Patan in Gujarat, on the banks of Saraswati river. In 2014, Rani-ki vav got approval of USESCO for the World Heritage list. Mountain Railways of India is already in the list, while other two options were in the tentative list.

Q 22. b) The 41st conference of Indian National Congress was held in Guwahati.

Q 23. b) Kalian Wala Khuh in Ajnala, Punjab.

Q 24. c) Bangladesh. The rest three countries are members of BRICS.

Q 25. c) The MH-17 was a Boeing 777 long-range, twin-engine jet airliner.

Q 26. d). The headquarters of Assam Gas Company is located in Dibrugarh of Assam.

Q 27. c) The other three option correctly presents the places (city or country) from North to South. But in option c, the correct sequence should be Boston – New York – Arizona

Q 28. b) Founded in 1792, Calcutta Cricket Club was the first Indian cricket club

Q 29. a) Radhakrishnan appointed four ministries – Gulzarilal Nanda, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Gulzarilal Nanda and Indira Gandhi. Venkataraman and Shankar Dayal Sharma three each, while Pranab Mukharjee is the current President (since 2012).

Q 30. c) Amchang is in Kamrup district.

Q 31. a) Kanseng Barpatra Gohain killed Turbak.

Q 32. d) Stillwell Road didn’t connected Ledo with Rangoon. But it connected Ledo with Jairampur in Arunachal, Pangshu Pass in India-Myanmar border and Kunming in China.

Q 33. b) National Highway 36 connects Nagaon with Dimapur

Q 34. b) OPCW headquarters are located in Hague, Netherlands

Q 35. d) Facebook bought WhatsApp for $18 Billion in 2014

Q 36. c) The maximum length of a tweet is 140 characters

Q 37. d) None. In Concurrent list, Executive power rests with State, unless a law or provision confers it to Centre. President, with consent of the state Government, can entrust to that state govt any executive functions of Centre. Governor of a state, with consent of Central govt, can entrust to Centre any executive functions of the state.

Q 38. a) Published in 1908, Kuri Satikar Sabhyata was written by Benudhar Rajkhowa.

Q 39. b) Phillips Curve represents the relationship between unemployment and rate of Inflation. Rates of taxation and Government Revenue represented by Laffer Curve. Loren Curve

Q 40. a) The Emergency Provisions are in Part XVIII of Indian Constitution.

Q 41. b) Article 110 contains definition of Money Bill.

Q 42. a) Article 300A was inserted after removing Right to Property from Article 19 (1)(f) and 31.

Q 43. d) Top Indian Chess player, Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand was the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Q 45. a) Deciduous forests are found in Temperate Zone climate.

Q 46. c). Android is not a mobile phone and not all Android apps are free.

Q 47. a) Thang-ta of Manipur is a martial art where sword and spears are primary weapons.

Q 48. a) Joule is the SI unit of Energy, quantity of heat or work. Unit of power is Watt, Illuminance is Lux and of Pressure is Pascal.

Q 49. b) Phu Dorjee climbed Mount Everest in 1984 without using help of bottled oxygen.

Q 50. c) The opposite is correct ie., changed “unity of the Nation” to “unity and integrity of the Nation”

Q 51. b) Ibn Battuta wrote Kitab ur Rehla.

Q 52. a) The Article 20 (2) mentions that “No person shall be prosecuted and punished for the same offence more than once.”

Q 53. d) I – B , II – D , III – C, IV – A . First Viceroy of India – Canning, Dickie Bird Plan – Mountbatten, Postage Stamps – Dalhousie, Vernacular Press Act – Lytton.

Q 54. d) FDI is not allowed in Coffee cultivation

Q 55. d) Except Labrador current, all other listed options are Warm currents.

Q 56. b) Ambikagiri Raichoudhury is called as Assam Kesari.

Q 57. a) Published in 1935, Dainik Batori was the first Assamese daily.

Q 58. a) Norton is a security software, others are web browsers.

Q 59. d) India’s first Mars mission was launched by PSLV-XL rocket C25.

Q 60. b) Head office of Asam Sahitya Sabha is located in Jorhat, Assam.

Q. 61. a). There can be more than one scene in one act plays. Khol, not Dhol is used with Borgeet.

Q 62. a) Other flags can be placed below National flag. Horse is on left and bull on right. English title was “Morning Song of India”.

Q 63. c) New Development Bank

Q 64. d) Monsanto is the creator of BT Cotton.

Q 65. Ia) UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Q 66. b) INS Vikramaditya is a Kiev-class aircraft carrier, which Russia sold to India.

Q 67. b) Vidhan Parishad is formed by both elected and nominated members. It is a permanent house and retired members are eligible for re-election.

Q 68. b) Rice fields contribute majority of Methane. In terms of emission, it stands only next to livestock sources.

Q 69. c) China – Japan

Q 70. d) Shillong served as the headquarters of NEFA till 1974.

Q 71. a) Astronomically, Blue Moon means the second full moon of a calendar month.

Q 72. b) Sanjaya Baru is the author of the book The Accidental Prime Minister

Q 73. d) Portuguese

Q 74. a) Chile will host the 2015 U-17 World Cup football.

Q 75. c) Sangeet Natak Akademi established National School of Drama in 1959.

Q 76. a) Instituted by K. K. Birla foundation, Saraswati Samman is awarded for literary work in any Indian language listed in Constitution of India.

Q 77. c) All other points outline the decline of Demographic Dividend.

Q 78. c) It should be “which inspired our national struggle for freedom”, not Constitution.

Q 79. a) Dinesh Goswami – Electoral reforms, Thakkar – Indira Gandhi, Kelkar – Defence Acquisition, Malhotra – Insurance

Q 80. b) Sutamla or Jayadhwaj Singha was the King.

Q 81. b) United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) stationed in Middle East is running since 1948.

Q 82. c) Abdul Rahim Khan was a poet. He was one of the nine jewels in Akbar’s court.

Q 83. d) 100 lecha is one Bigha, 7.4749 Bigha is 1 hectare. So, approx 747 lecha.

Q 84. a) Quo Warranto means “by what warrants”. It can be used to question appointment of a person in a public office.

Q 85. c) Phulguri Dhawa or Phulguri Uprising started in 1861. It was the first agrarian revolt in Assam.

Q 86. c) 37% for Karnataka, 58% for Tamil Nadu, 4% for Kerala and 1% Puducherry

Q 87. a) US President Roosevelt coined the term United Nations. He used it during the World War II, in the Declaration of United Nations of January 1, 1942.

Q 88. d) 42nd Amendment

Q 89. a) National Emergency Proclamation must be presented before Parliament within one month. Because such proclamation cease to operate at the expiration of one month unless approved before.

Q 90. b) Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Saha Jahan translated Upanishads.

Q 91. d) First Assamese Colour film Bhaity (1972) was directed by Kamal Choudhury.

Q 92. b) The first ever PIL case was related to condition of prisoners in Bihar. 1979 case was formally known as Hussainara Khatoon & Ors vs Home Secretary, State Of Bihar.

Q 93. b) Kabi people of Assam celebrates Rongker.

Q 94. d) Solicitor General is the seconds legal officer, after Attorney General of India

Q 95. a) Jayanti Patnaik was the first Chairperson of NCW

Q 96. b) 2nd roundtable conference

Q 97. b) Rotation of Earth produces Coriolis force

Q 98. d) Guwahati Refinery was built with help of Romania.

Q 99. a) One third of total members of Zilla Parishad

Q 100. d) Mamoni Raisom Goswami was awarded with Sahitya Akademi for her novel Mamore Dhora Taruwal.

12 comments in “Answer Key – APSC Prelims GS Model Question Paper 1

  • @protul,
    The History paper is not available with us. If someone sends us a copy of the question paper, we will definitely post the answers.

  • Pls post answer key of indian history apsc pre 2014

  • @bhanita,
    We missed your comment! We were preparing some articles for the upcoming APSC prelims. But some untoward events diverted our effort to somewhere else. Sorry. Now only one day left. So, no use of publishing new papers or articles.

    FDI countries & sectoral share in brief:
    FDI Top Countries (in terms of % FDI fund inflow to India):
    1. Mauritius – 35.88 %
    2. Singapore – 11.88 %
    3. UK – 9.46 %

    Sector-wise FDI inflow to India:
    1. Service Sector – 17.73%
    2. Construction – 10.40 %
    3. Telecomm – 7.23%

    Our best wishes to all APSC Prelims 2014 candidates.

  • @Admin, can u gv short note on fdi shares in various sector??

  • anjan choudhury on

    We find this model paper quite helpful..plz upload another..!

  • anjan choudhury on

    91-d.Kamal (Narayan)Choudhury

  • Its ok @ admin,
    mistakes our part of life. Thanks for ur qustns and ans.

  • @anjan,
    Q32. Due to our typing mistake, the meaning changed. We meant “.. Stillwell Road did not connected”.
    Q72. Yes, title was incomplete yet identifiable.
    Q88. Sorry for the mistake.

  • @Bhanita,
    Thanks. Another stupid mistake from our side!

  • anjan choudhury on

    Question 72-accidental prime minister-making and unmaking of MANMOHAN SINGH…

  • anjan choudhury on

    32-a,,stilwell road connects ledo with kunming,,,bhanita is correct,,88-42nd amendment

  • 88.- 42nd amendment

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