Answer Key – APSC Prelims 2014 General Studies Paper

Find here the answer key of APSC Prelims 2014. The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) conducted Combined Competitive (CCE) (Preliminary) on September 28, 2014. Yesterday we examined the General Studies question paper. In our opinion it was a scoring paper. Several questions are basic General Knowledge type. Polity questions are not that tough or approachable. The reasoning questions (8 nos) are easy. As expected there are several Assam related questions. Those who didn’t studied Assam history and geography, might find them tough.

Anyway, we solved 90% of the General Studies question paper in 1 hour (that’s why called it a scoring one). Now it’s your turn to calculate or estimate your score! Following is the answer key (from, not official) of the General Studies paper (Series A) of APSC Prelims 2014. Match the answers with yours.

APSC 2014 Answer Key

APSC 2014 Prelims General Studies Answer Key (Series A)

1. d) Lok Sabha Elections in 9 Phases.
2. c) The 11th Lok Sabha Elections ended up in a hung parliament.
3. d) There are 29 states in India. (Easy)
4. c) Governor is an integral part of State Legislature.
5. a) National party must win at least 11 Lok Sabha seats from at least 3 states.
6. a) Right to Property is not a Fundamental Right.
7. b) Father of Local Self-government is Lord Ripon.
8. a) First National Emergency in 1962.
9. b) Mandal Commission was formed in 1979.
10. b) Vice President of India is elected by members of both houses of the Parliament.
11. b) Maximum gap between two session of parliament must not be more than 6 months.
12. c) Oath of office for President and Governor are administered by Chief Justice of Supreme court and the same of High Court respectively.
13.b) Prime Minister is the Chairman of Planning Commission and National Integration Council
14. b) No provision for Deputy Prime Minister.
15. d) During Govt of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003 (Already asked in APSC 2006).
16. b) Look East Policy started by Narasimha Rao
17. c) Speaker of Lok Sabha presides over joint sitting (APSC 2006)
18. a) Morarji Desai
19. b) II, I, IV, III
20. d) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
21. c) Vishnu Bhagwat and Joshi
22. d) India is the top buyer
23. c) French
24. c) 32 (nice one)
25. c) Brazil
Answer Key from, NOT OFFICIAL.
26. a) Madhya Pradesh
27. a) Provides fund for higher education system
28. b) February 28
29. c) Sikkim
30. c) Polio Free
31. c) 1957
32. b) Budget
33. c) Allahabad Bank is the oldest of them
34. d) Petrol
35. c) Rs. 50 (hope many checked their pocket)
36. b) Thermal Power
37. a) RBI formulates Monetary policy
38. c) Three-tier
39. b) Corporate tax
40. d) Service Sector

Confusing because 11th Five year plan targeted 25% rural tele-density. And 10th Five Year plan targeted 11.5% rural tele-density by year 2007. In 2010, the same became 24.31%.

42. b) Second plan
43. a) Planning Commission follows recommendations by Lakdawala committee of 1993 to estimate poverty line in India.
44. b) 10th plan
45. No solid data available with us. Please share, if any. c) Agriculture

Eleventh Plan allocation:
1. Education: 19.29%
2. Rural Development: 13.39%
3. Infrastructure: 9.01%
4. Health: 8.71%
5. Agriculture: 8.55%
6. Social Justice: 6.35%
7. Scientific departments: 4.68%
8. Energy: 4.04%
9. Others: 25.97%
So, out of all priority sectors, allocation was highest in Education. Education was followed by Rural development, Infrastructure and Agriculture.

46. a) In Stratosphere air temperature rises with height.
47. a) Asia (?)
48. b) North East Atlantic region
49. a) Bulgaria
50. a) Nilgiri hills
51. a) Jammu and Kashmir
52. c) Krishna
53. c) Limestone
54. b) NC Hills has red soil
55. b) Khasi-Garo
56. d) Research station in Antarctica
57. b) 6 nano-satellites were launched
58. c) Kanpur (Easy for Agriculture students)
NOT OFFICIAL, Answer Key from
59. c) Calcutta and Agra. First was between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour. But next year it was extended to Agra.
60. d) PARAM 8000
61. b) Baikanur
62. a) Aryabhatta
63. c) Indian Statistical Institute got first computer in country. It cost them Rs. 10 lakh in 1956.
64. b) Madhya Pradesh. Easily confused with Solar power park in Rajasthan which has more capacity than Welspun Solar power project launched in February, 2014.
65. d) INSAT-1B
66. c) Kashmir
67. a) Tartars are indigenous tribes of Siberia.
68. d) Salsa was born in New York USA.
69. d) Ikebana is Japanese flower arrangement
70. b) Garo people celebrates Agalmaka
71. b) Hem Saraswati wrote Prahlad Caritra
72. a) Dada saheb Phalke produced Raja Harichandra.
73. a) Karnataka
74. c) Cha Garam, the tea story – Arup Kumar Dutta
75. c) Charaideo, Gargaon, Jorhat
76. b) Momai Tamuli Borbarua and Lachit Borphukan
77. c) Qutab Sah built Charminar to commemorate end of plague
78. c) Suhungmung occupied Dimapur.
79. b) Pratap Singha created Barbarua and Barphukan
80. c) Samudragupta
81. c) Abul Fazl wrote Ain i Akbari
82. c) Naranarayan rebuilt Kamakhya temple in Guwahati.
83. c) Lord Cornwallis
84. b) Lord Canning
85. c) Conspiracy to derail a train in Golaghat in 1942.
86. b) Kandarpeswar Singha. d) None of them

First we thought of Charing Raja, the title conferred to Kandarpeswar Singha. But he was not King of Ahom Kingdom. The last Ahom King was Purandar Singha. As the question clearly stated “Ahom King in Assam”, the correct answer is d) None of them. What’s your opinion?

87. Both a) and c) 

Both Gopinath Bordoloi and Devicharan Baruah represented Assam in 1886 session of congress in Calcutta. This Gopinath Bordoloi is not Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi. He and Baruah represented Upper Assam Association, while Satyanath Bora represented Nowgong Rayat Association.

(thanks Bhanita, Monica and Pinky)

88. b) Pushpalata Das.
89. c) Aga Khan
90. c) Subhash Chandra Bose called Mahatma Gandhi Father of the Nation.
91. a) November, 1930
92. b) Annie Besant
93. c) VVT. Letters are counted from end. ABC… means ZYX….
94. c) White
95. b) West. First North, then 2km left means West, then 3km left means South and then right means West.
96. b) 12. 40 boys, 20 girls. Alaka in 17th and there are 9 boys before her. Means 7 girls before her. Now girls left is 20-(7+1)= 12.
97. c) 4/5 age under 25 years and 1/3 are illiterate. 1/3 is greater than 1/5, so some of 1/3 must be in the 4/5 population.
98. d) 420 is the 60% of 700.
99. b) 24 2×4=8; 24+18=42 24 reverse of 42
100. b) 20:35:77

Note: The above data or answers are for information purpose only. There may be some unintended errors. Please don’t hesitate to report them. The full question paper will be uploaded later.

282 comments in “Answer Key – APSC Prelims 2014 General Studies Paper

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  • Amarjyoti Sarmah on

    “Both Gopinath Bordoloi and Devicharan Baruah represented Assam in 1886 session of congress in Calcutta. This Gopinath Bordoloi is not Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi”——-then who was the mentioned gopinath bordoloi. very confusing

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