APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam 2011 Solved Paper | APPSC Group I Prelim Exam 2011 Answer Key | APPSC Group I Prelims Exam Paper 2011

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam 2011 Solved Paper | APPSC Group I Prelim Exam 2011 Answer Key | APPSC Group I Prelims Exam Paper 2011

1. The total Solar eclipse of the 21st Century occurred on:
1) 20th July, 2009
2) 21st July, 2009
3) 22nd July, 2009
4) 23rd July, 2009

2. The following is the outline map of a country. Identify it:
1) Brazil
2) Mexico
3) Iran
4) Canada

3. The following is the outline map of a State in India. Identify it :

1) Orissa
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Karnataka

4. The following is the outline map of a District in Andhra Pradesh.
Identify

1) Karimnagar
2) Khammam
3) Guntur
4) Anantapur


5. The outer layer of the earth is known as :
1) Mantle
2) Core
3) Cirrus
4) Crust

6. Which one of the following is the major Ocean of the world?
1) Indian Ocean
2) Atlantic Ocean
3) Pacific Ocean
4) Arctic Ocean

7. Latitudes are imaginary lines drawn parallel to the Equator and run
from :
1) North to South
2) East to West
3) Arctic circle to North pole
4) South pole to Tropic of cancer

8. Bandipur National Park/Wildlife sanctuary is in :
1) Assam
2) Gujarat
3) Karnataka
4) Tamil Nadu

9. On 21st March and 21st September the Sun’s rays fall directly on :
1) Exosphere
2) Equator
3) Stratosphere
4) Tropic of Capricorn

10. In Andhra Pradesh among the following lead deposits are found in:
1) Kurnool District
2) Nizamabad District
3) Vijayanagaram District
4) Chittoor District

11. The first Coalition Government formed at the Centre was :
1) Janata Government
2) United Front Government
3) National Democratic Government
4) National Front Government

12. The Article 243-G of the Indian Constitution contains :
1) The financial resources of Panchayat Raj Bodies
2) The functions of the Nyaya Panchayats
3) The powers and functions of Village Panchayats
4) The powers of chairpersons of Zilla Parishads and Mandal
Parishads

13. Gandhiji launched his first Satyagraha is South Africa in the year :
1) 1905
2) 1906
3) 1915
4) 1916

14. The 97th Constitutional Amendment Act resulted in the :
1) Readjustment of Lok Sabha Constituencies
2) Prohibition of Members of Parliament to hold offices of profit
3) Increase in the number of languages in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution
4) Limiting the size of the cabinet at the centre and state levels to 10 percent of the total strength of the respective lower houses

15. The method which became popular in recent past for employing persons for various jobs in the public as well as private sectors is :
1) Contract appointments
2) Emergency recruitment
3) Outsourcing
4) On-line recruitment

16. Sustainable development exactly means :
1) Improving the conditions of present generation without affecting the needs of future generation
2) Development that percoloates to the bottom level sections in the society
3) Development with social justice
4) Development that lasts for a long time

17. President Rule was imposed in Andhra Pradesh in 1973 because of:
1) Telangana agitation
2) Jai Andhra Movement
3) Political instability
4) Failure of Constitutional Machinery

18. The lowest number of seats won by the Congress Party in the
Andhra Pradesh State Assembly Elections held in the year :
1) 1983
2) 1985
3) 1994
4) 1999

19. The name of the Programme recently introduced by Government of Andhra Pradesh to merge all the anti-poverty programmes into a single integrated scheme is :
1) Velugu
2) Indira Prabha
3) Rajiv Gandhi Pragathi Patham
4) Indira Kranthi Pathakam

20. Providing microfinance arrangements to the poor women for extension of credit along with thrift-type of saving schemes is through :
1) Jawahar Rozgar Yojana
2) Self-Help Groups
3) National Rural Employment Programme
4) Indira Prabha

21. Minimum support prices for food crops to the Union Government is recommended by :
1) Agricultural Commission
2) Ministry of Agriculture
3) Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
4) Food Corporation of India

22. The duration of medium term agricultural credit is :
1) 15 months to 5 years
2) 5 years to 10 years
3) less than 3 months
4) 3 months to 6 months

23. Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation lies between :
1) –1 to +1
2) –1 to 0
3) 0 to 1
4) 1 to 100

24. Saving is :
1) the major determinant of growth
2) the only determinant of growth
3) one of the determinants of growth
4) not concerned with growth

25. Which of the following descriptions does not explain VAT as per its conceptualisation?
1) It will diminish revenue buoyancy
2) It is a harmonised commodity taxation regime
3) Its effects are non-cascading
4) It is a self-enforcing system

26. Heavy Sector Strategy is associated with the name of :
1) Brahmananda
2) Mahalanobis
3) Bhagwati
4) Chakravarti

27. A stable macroeconomy contributes to global integration through the :
1) Ability to withstand shocks
2) Use of prices as signals
3) High returns from education
4) Creation of financial discipline

28. One of the key elements of India’s market based developmental strategy is :
1) No Government intervention
2) Investment in physical capital
3) Integration with the global economy
4) A rapidly changing macroeconomy

29. The Comptroller and Auditor General submits his Annual Report regarding the Centre to :
1) The Prime Minister
2) The President
3) The Parliament
4) The Chairman of the Planning Commission

30. The Regional Rural Bank is a bank sponsored by :
1) Reserve Bank of India
2) Ministry of Finance
3) NABARD
4) Scheduled Commercial Bank

31. Alfred Noble is associated with the invention of :
1) Cosmic rays
2) Dynamite
3) Dynamo
4) Penicillin

32. The period of revolution of a geostationary satellite is :
1) 365 days
2) 30 days
3) 1 day
4) 12 hours

33. Permanent hardness of water is due to the presence of :
1) Calcium sulphate
2) Calcium bicarbonate
3) Sodium bicarbonate
4) Magnesium bicarbonate

34. The Greenhouse effect deals with :
1) Cooling of lower atmosphere
2) Warming of upper atmosphere
3) Cooling of upper atmosphere
4) Warming of lower atmosphere

35. Pace-maker is related to :
1) heart
2) lung
3) liver
4) kidney

36. Inertia is the property of :
1) force
2) strength
3) mass
4) volume

37. Tea will cool most easily in :
1) glass cup
2) metal cup
3) clay cup
4) porcelain cup

38. When there is no external force acts on a system of particles, the
velocity of centre of mass of the system will be :
1) increased
2) decreased
3) zero
4) constant

39. If the momentum of a body is increased by 100%, th kinetic energy will be increased by :
1) 300%
2) 200%
3) 100%
4) 50%

40. The colour given by excess Lithium in Lithium Chloride solid is :
1) Violet
2) Green
3) Pink
4) Yellow

41. Sodium benzoate is used as a :
1) flavouring agent
2) preservative
3) colouring agent
4) antacid

42. The element used in Integrated circuits of computers is :
1) Iron
2) Magnesium
3) Aluminium
4) Silicon

43. Brass is an alloy of :
1) Copper and Aluminium
2) Copper and Tin
3) Copper and Zinc
4) Copper and Nickel

44. Blood is a :
1) Solution
2) Colloid
3) Emulsion
4) Gel

45. Mosquito repellents contain mainly :
1) calcium dihydrogen phosphate
2) potassium hydrogen phosphate
3) sodium hydrogen sulphate
4) ammonium bicarbonate

46. The economically useful part in Ginger is :
1) Bulb
2) Fruit
3) Rhizome
4) Root

47. The edible part of coffee seed is :
1) Tapetum
2) Mace
3) Caruncle
4) Perisperm

48. Lutein is a/an :
1) Blue coloured pigment
2) Yellow coloured pigment
3) Brown coloured pigment
4) Orange coloured pigment

49. In the area of Biotechnology enzyme that is produced commercially both from plants and microbes is :
1) Papain
2) Trypsin
3) Protease
4) Amylase

50. Plants that grow in seashores are called as :
1) Halophytes
2) Hydrophytes
3) Xerophytes
4) Psammophytes

51. The study of animal behaviour is called as :
1) Etymology
2) Ethology
3) Ecology
4) Euphenics

52. Vitamin related with production of antibodies is :
1) B6
2) B12
3) B1
4) B2

53. Serological tests have enormous value in the process of :
1) Classification
2) Identification
3) Diversity
4) Code of nomenclature

54. Pearls are the products from :
1) Annelids
2) Arthropods
3) Poriferans
4) Molluscs

55. Siphoning type of mouth parts are present in :
1) Mosquito
2) Cockroach
3) Butterfly
4) Housefly

56. The space shuttle launched by NASA in November, 2009 was :
1) Atlantis
2) Challenger
3) Columbia
4) Discovery

57. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, 2009 was concluded in :
1) Poland
2) Denmark
3) China
4) Japan

58. Recently, the manuscripts of which one of the following has been included in the UNESCO’s Memory of World Register?
1) Mahabharata
2) Ramayana
3) Rigveda
4) Abhidhamma Pitaka

59. In February, 2009, the first model e-COurt in India was launched by the :
1) High Court of Gujarat
2) High Court of Tamil Nadu
3) High Court of Himachal Pradesh
4) High Court of Andhra Pradesh

60. Global Campaign ’350′ was observed as an International Day for Climate Action on :
1) 25th October, 2009
2) 30th October, 2009
3) 14th October, 2009
4) 24th October, 2009

61. The Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation Model of Economic Development assigns a key role to the :
1) Foreign Direct Investment
2) Information Technology
3) Private Sector
4) Public-Private partnership

62. The bulk of the business relating to the Indian Stock Market is handled by the :
1) Reserve Bank of India
2) Bombay Stock Exchange
3) National Stock Exchange
4) International Stock Exchange

63. Achievement of the growth rate of 9.5% is/was the target of :
1) Ministry of Finance
2) Eleventh Five Year Plan
3) Tenth Five Year Plan
4) Planning Commission

64. The recent statement made by the Indian Prime Minister that the Higher Education in India can be developed through adopting approach of :
1) Privatisation
2) Involvement of Foreign Providers
3) Earmaking 60% of the national income for higher education
4) Public-Private partnership

65. The crisis of which impelled the Central Government to introduce far reaching reforms in the country’s economy in 1990-1991 was :
1) Balance of payments crisis
2) Crisis in Public Sector
3) Financial crisis
4) Foreign exchange

66. Introducing a man, a woman said, “He is the only son of my mother’s mother.” How is the woman related to the man?
1) Sister
2) Niece
3) Aunt
4) Mother

67. Five girls are sitting in a row. Rashi is not adjacent to Sulekha or Abha. Anuradha is not adjacent to Sulekha. Rashi is adjacent to Monika. Monika is at the middle in the row. Then Anuradha is adjacent to whom out of the following?
1) Rashi
2) Monika
3) Abha
4) Sulekha

68. Which two months in a year have the same calendar?
1) April, June
2) January, December
3) April, July
4) June, October

69. Rahul ranks tenth from the top and thirty-fourth from the bottom in
a class. How many students are there in the class?
1) 45
2) 43
3) 46
4) 44

70. Arrange the following items from general to particular :
a) Animal
b) Feline
c) Leopard
d) Mammal
e) Vertebrate
f) Cat
1) adcbef
2) acedbf
3) abcdef
4) aedbcf

71. In a group of 15 people, 7 read French, 8 read English while 3 of them read none of these two. How many of them read both French and English?
1) 0
2) 3
3) 4
4) 5

72. Find the missing character from among the alternatives

1) 9
2) 12
3) 18
4) 6

73. What is always in worry?
1) Non-Cooperation
2) Unrest
3) Poignancy
4) Difficulty

74. Identify the odd one in the following :
1) Hinduism
2) Christianity
3) Zoroastrianism
4) Islam

75. What does the following sign indicate?

1) Hospital
2) First Aid
3) Cross Road
4) No Parking

76. If these letters RIDANI DINAGM rearranged, it would be the name of a :
1) Political leader
2) President
3) Governor
4) Actor

77. If KNOWLEDGE is coded as ’256535475′ the ‘GENERAL’ is coded as :
1) 7545993
2) 7969393
3) 7555912
4) 7555913

78. ‘Gas’ is to ‘Pipe’ as ‘Electricity’ is to :
1) Current
2) Switch
3) Wire
4) Regulator

79. Mention the sport/game with which the term Mashie is most
closely associated :
1) High Jump
2) Golf
3) Volleyball
4) Kho-Kho

80. Mention the term with which the game Chess is closely associated:
1) Castle
2) Home Run
3) Mashie
4) Raider

81. Identify the name of the creator of the popular fictional character
Lord Voldemort :
1) Eoin Coulfer
2) J.K. Rowling
3) Salman Rushdie
4) Edgar Rice Burroughs

82. Identify the name of the popular fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs :
1) Feluda
2) Hercule Poirot
3) Tarzan
4) Gandalf

83. The slogan of State Bank of India is :
1) With you all the way
2) A tradition of trust
3) Trusted family Bank
4) Care at every stage of life

84. Identify the following Emblem :

1) Union Public Service Commission
2) Government of Andhra Pradesh
3) University Grants Commission
4) National Council of Educational Research and Training

85. The following Emblem indicates :

1) Indian Bank
2) Canara Bank
3) Syndicate Bank
4) Andhra Bank

87. ‘Body’ includes ‘limb’ as ‘tree’ includes :
1) Seed
2) Wood
3) Branch
4) Soil

88. A train is travelling at a speed of 120 km per hour. How long will
it take to travel 10 kms?
1) 5 minutes
2) 10 minutes
3) 10 minutes
4) 15 minutes

89. A student got twice as many sums wrong as he got right. If he attempted 36 sums in all, how many did he solve correctly?
1) 18
2) 24
3) 9
4) 12

90. Rearrange the letters SESTA to make meaningful word :
1) Sets
2) Asset
3) Tests
4) Tseas

91. Who known as the Plato of the Jat tribe?
1) Churaman
2) Raja Ram
3) Surajmal
4) Badan Singh

92. After Bengal, the English secured the rights of duty free trade in the dominions of :
1) Nawab of Awadh
2) The Nizam of Hyderabad
3) Raja of Banaras
4) The Jats of Bharatpur

93. ‘Madhura Vijayam’ was composed by :
1) Molla
2) Gangadevi
3) Ramabhadramba
4) Madhuravani

94. The Vernacular Press Act was passed during the tenure of :
1) Warren Hastings
2) Bentinck
3) Lytton
4) Curzon

95. The founder of the Servants of India Society was :
1) Dadabhai Naoroji
2) Gopalkrishna Gokhale
3) M.G. Ranade
4) Balgangadhar Tilak

96. Who was popularly called as Andhra Shivaji?
1) Duggirala Gopala Krishnaiah
2) Kanneganti Hanumanthu
3) Konda Venkatappaiah
4) P. Veerayya Chowdary

97. The first Indian King who abdicated his throne, was :
1) Chandragupta I
2) Asoka
3) Chandragupta Maurya
4) Samudragupta

98. The founder of Nalanda University was :
1) Kumaragupta
2) Samudragupta
3) Asoka
4) Nalanda

99. Who defeated Harsha and assumed the title ‘Parameshwar’?
1) Pulakesin I
2) Pulakesin II
3) Mahendravarman I
4) Mahendravarman II

100.Jahangir’s Court was visited by the English trader, namely :
1) Daniel
2) Christofer
3) Sir William John
4) Sir Thomas Roe

101.What was the childhood name of Nur Jahan?
1) Bahu Begam
2) Bharagal Nisha
3) Maharul Nisa
4) Mumtaj

102.Which Governor-General is associated with the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’?
1) Cornwallis
2) Ripon
3) Curzon
4) Dalhousie

103. When was the Hyderabad State Congress formed?
1) 1938
2) 1935
3) 1932
4) 1929

104. The Direct Action Day observed by the Muslim League was on :
1) August 12, 1946
2) August 15, 1946
3) August 16, 1946
4) August 15, 1947

105. The ‘Kurnool Circular’ was issued by the State Congress leaders during :
1) Vandemataram Movement
2) Quit India Movement
3) Salt Satyagraha
4) Non-Cooperation Movement

106. On the Western end of Lake Ontario the chief iron and steel producer is :
1) Hamilton
2) Sydney
3) Trenton
4) Regina

107.The Tweed Valley is located in :
1) Bradford
2) Leeds
3) Scotland
4) Huddersfield

108.The highest peak in Australia is :
1) Mt. Ossa
2) Mt. Woodroppe
3) Mt. Bruce
4) Mt. Kosciuska

109. The largest bauxite field of Australia is located at :
1) Grove
2) Weipa
3) Orange
4) Victoria

110. Nikopol deposits of Ukraine consists of :
1) Manganese
2) Chromite
3) Copper
4) Nickel

111.The region between Kunlun mountains and the Alyn Tagh is called:
1) Mongolian plateau
2) Dzungarian Basin
3) Tsaidam Basin
4) Tarim Basin

112.The chief centre for tin smelting in South-east Asia is :
1) Java
2) Sumatra
3) Myanmar
4) Singapore

113.The name of highest mountain in Africa is :
1) Mt. Cameroon
2) Mt. Kilimanjaro
3) Mt. Elgon
4) Mt. Kenya

114. In India, the annual rainfall variability is above 60% in the State of :
1) Gujarat
2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Assam
4) Manipur

115.In India among the given states below, in which state Manganese ore production is high?
1) Maharashtra
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Orissa
4) Karnataka

116. In Andhra Pradesh, the Kesoram Cements is located in the district of :
1) Karimnagar
2) Vijayanagaram
3) Ranga Reddy
4) Kadapa

117.Among the given basins in India, in which basin the groundwater potential is found high?
1) Narmada
2) Krishna
3) Godavari
4) Cauvery

118.Maihan Dam has been constructed across the River :
1) Bokaro
2) Barakar
3) Damodar
4) Konar

119.Nicolaus Copernicus was the 16th Century :
1) Astronomer
2) Mathematician
3) Navigator
4) Philosopher

120.Annapurna, one of the highest mountains in the World is in :
1) India
2) Tibet
3) Bhutan
4) Nepal

121. The Indian girl, who got a rare honour to address World leaders at
the United Nations Summit on Climate Change was :
1) Anjana Sharma
2) Yugratna Srivastava
3) Soumya Bhattacharjee
4) Pratiksha Chakravarthy

122.Chandrayan II is designed jointly by India and :
1) Japan
2) Germany
3) Russia
4) France

123.Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is :
1) S.H. Kapadia
2) A.R. Dave
3) D.S.R. Varma
4) K.G. Balakrishnan

124.India launched the Census, 2011 on :
1) 1st January, 2010
2) 1st February, 2010
3) 1st March, 2010
4) 1st April, 2010

125.The General Elections in Great Britain were held on :
1) 5th May, 2010
2) 6th May, 2010

3) 7th May, 2010
4) 8th May, 2010

126.The ICC World Women’s Twenty-20, Champion 2010 is :
1) India
2) Sri Lanka
3) Australia
4) New Zealand

127. Millennium’s longest Annular Solar eclipse occurred on :
1) 15th January, 2010
2) 16th January, 2010
3) 17th January, 2010
4) 18th January, 2010

128.Agni-I ballistic missile which was test-fired in March, 2010 has a
range of :
1) 300 km
2) 500 km
3) 700 km
4) 900 km

129.Viswanathan Anand won the FIDE World Chess Championship by defeating :
1) Boiko Borisov
2) Veselin Topalov
3) Dinara Safina
4) Ana Ivanovic

130.Shyam Saran of Kalpa village of Kinnaur district was honoured by Navin Chavla, Chief Election Commissioner of India in Himachal Pradesh on 12th June, 2010 as he happened to be :
1) One of the senior citizens of India
2) One of the voters casting his vote in all the elections
3) One of the first few voters of Pre-independent India
4) One of the first few voters of Independent India

131.Swayamsidha Scheme launched in the year 2002 was dedicated to:
1) Women’s Literacy
2) Women’s Health
3) Women’s Empowerment
40 Women’s Welfare

132.The winner of the Gold Medal at the Second World Sand Sculpture Championship is :
1) Sudarsan Pattnaik
2) Someswar Pathak
3) Goutham Prasad
4) Harischandra Mukharjee

133.The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2009 is awarded to :
1) Olivers Williamson
2) Herta Mueller
3) Elinor Ostrom
4) Thomas Steitz

134.The winner of the Spelling Bee Prize, 2010 in Washington held on
4th June 2010 is :
1) Sameer Mishra
2) Kavya Shivashankar
3) Anamika Veeramani
4) Shantanu Srivastav

135.The Sakshara Bharat Scheme introduced by Government of India will be in operation upto :

1) March, 2011
2) March, 2012
3) March, 2015
4) March, 2020

136.The first set of Identify Numbers as per the Unique Identification
Authority of India will be issued in :
1) February, 2011
2) July, 2011
3) January, 2012
4) June, 2012

137.The opening match of the FIFA 2010 World Cup was played
between :
1) South Africa and Mexico
2) South Africa and Nigeria
3) South Africa and America
4) South Africa and England

138.Earth Hour is a global event organised by :
1) Bureau of Energy Efficiency
2) United Nations
3) European Union
4) World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund

139.The 15th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement was held in :
1) Cuba
2) Egypt
3) Sri Lanka
4) India

140.Smile Pinki, a documentary film won the :
1) Oscar award
2) Nobel award
3) Dada Saheb Phalke award
4) Bhatnagar award

141.In which of the following subjects were the Vedic Aryans not preficient?
1) Astronomy
2) Mathematics
3) Chemistry
4) Medicine

142.Which of the Pallava rulers is known as ‘Vichitrachitta’?
1) Mahendravarman
2) Parameswaravarman
3) Narasimhavarman I
4) Narasimhavarman II

143.Jayapa Senani composed ‘Nrittaratnavali’ during the reign of :
1) Rudradeva
2) Ganapatideva
3) Rudramadevi
4) Pratapa Rudra

144.Harappan people had close external contact with :
1) Iran
2) Egypt
3) Bahrain
4) Mesopotamia

145.Which Vedic text first refers to moneylending?
1) Atharvaveda
2) Yajurveda
3) Satapatha Brahmana
4) Gopatha Brahmana

146.In the Chola Kingdom, a very large village administered as a
single unit was called :
1) Kurram
2) Kottam
3) Nadu
4) Taniyur

147.The state-pormoted canal irrigation system was initiated by :
1) Alauddin Khalji
2) Ghyasuddin Tughlaq
3) Firuz Tughlaq
4) Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq

148.The Vijayanagar King who totally withdrew the marriage tax was:
1) Krishnadevaraya
2) Devaraya II
3) Achyutaraya
4) Sadasivaraya

149.The style of vocal Hindustani music which was non-Islamic in
character was :
1) Taraka
2) Khayal
3) Gawwalis
4) Dhrupad

150.At the time of his coronation at Kalanaur the age of Akbar was :
1) Fifteen
2) Fourteen
3) Twenty
4) Eighteen

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