Solved Paper of ACIO IB-2015 (Assistant Central Intelligence Officer ) - Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge

1)      Curcuma longa is the scientific name of which spice?
A)     Cumin
B)      Cloves
C)      Turmeric
D)     Coriander
2)      Bones found in the hands and feet as the percentage of total number of bone in the body of an adult human being is nearly equal to?
A)     20%
B)      30%
C)      40%
D)     50%
3)      Europeans are believed to have brought potatoes to India in the 18th century. Which region of the world is believed to be the origin of potato cultivation?
A)     Eastern Ghana
B)      Southern Peru
C)      Portugal
D)     West Indies
4)      Oymyakon is generally considered the coldest inhabited area on Earth. Which country Oymyakon is located in?
A)     Magnolia
B)      Russia
C)      Greenland
D)     Iceland
5)      Which gland is in the human body is also known as the “third eye”?
A)     Pineal
B)      Pituitary
C)      Mammary
D)     Tear gland
6)      Leukemia is a group of cancers that usually begins in the bone marrow and results in high number of which abnormal cells?
A)     White blood cells
B)      Red blood cells
C)      Platelets
D)     All of these
7)      During an earthquake, two places A and B record its intensity of Richter scale as 4.0 and 6.0, respectively. In absolute terms, the ratio of intensity of the earthquake at A to that of B is:
A)     2:3
B)      7:8
C)      141:173
D)     1:100
8)      On a cold day in January, the temperature at a place fell below the freezing point and was recorded as -40° C. On Fahrenheit scale, the same temperature would be:
A)     32°F
B)      -8° F
C)      -40°F
D)     -72°F
9)      Universal Gas Constant, R, is a property of:
A)     Ideal Gases
B)      Halogen Gases
C)      Inert Gases
D)     All of these
10)   In which place was the 1st Science Congress held in January, 1914:
A)     Kolkata
B)      Allahabad
C)      Chennai
D)     Pune
11)   The class of elementary particles bosons was named after Satyendra Nath Bose, an India Physicist. Which of the following Indian Scientist graduated from Presidency College Calcutta as a classmate of Satyendra Nath Bose?
A)     Jagdish Chandra Bose
B)      P.C. Mahalanobis
C)      Praful Chandra Ray
D)     Meghnad Saha
12)   To which place Aryabhata, the great mathematician, went for advanced studies?
A)     Taksashila
B)      Patliputra
C)      Kashi
D)     Kaushambi
13)   The development of the world’s first practical design for an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile, A9/10, was undertaken in Nazi Germany during the World War II. It was intended for use in bombing:
A)     London and other coastal cities of Britain
B)      Northern cities of France, including Venice
C)      New York and other American cities
D)     Interior of USSR to cut off military supply lines to Moscow 
14)   Homi Jahangir Bhaba, the father of Indian Nuclear Programme, was also the founding director of which of the following institutes?
A)     Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
B)      Indian Institute of Science
C)      Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
D)     Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
15)   Who headed the Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) project launched by ISRO in 1970?
A)     Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
B)      Dr. K. Radhakrishna  
C)      A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
D)     Dr. G. Madhvan Nair
16)   Where was Bhaskra also known as Bhaskaracharya or Bhaskra II, an Indian Mathematician & Astronomer born?
A)     Kanchipuram
B)      Thanjaur
C)      Bijapur
D)     Madura
17)   The BrahMos, a short range supersonic cruise missile, is a joint venture between which foreign country and Indian agency?
A)     USA & ISRO
B)      UK & ISRO
C)      Russia & ISRO
D)     Russia & DRDO
18)   Of the sum of 60% of a fraction number and the number’s square root is 5 greater than one fifth of the number, then the number is:
A)     6.25
B)      0.25
C)      12.25
D)     2.25
19)   If ‘Head’ appears consecutively in the first three tosses of a fair/unbiased coin, what is the probability of ‘Head’ appearing in the fourth toss also?
A)     1/8
B)      7/8
C)      1/16
D)     ½
20)   Archers ‘A’ and ‘B’ take aim at a target. If the probability of ‘A’ hitting the target is 90% and of ‘B’ missing the target is 90%, what is the probability that both A & B miss the target?
A)     90%
B)      09%
C)      01%
D)     81%
21)   If 12 persons working 12 hours a day dig 12 meters of a tunnel in 12 days, how many men are required to dig additional 04 meters of the tunnel (of the same dimension) given that they work 04 hours a day for 04 days?
A)     27
B)      4
C)      12
D)     36
22)   A man sells an article at a certain price incurring 29% loss. If he had sold the same article for Rs 20 more he would have earned 20% profit. What was the cost price of the said article?
A)     20
B)      40
C)      50
D)     60
23)   Numerator of a fraction is increased by 60%, and at the same time its denominator is decreased by 60%. The new fraction is:
A)     2.56 times the older fraction
B)      Equal to the older fraction
C)      4 times the older fraction
D)     0.36 times the older fraction
24)   In a triangle ABC, one of the angles is average of the remaining two angles. Which of the following is always true about the triangle ABC?
A)     Isosceles triangle
B)      Equilateral triangle
C)      One of its angels measures 60%
D)     Right angled triangle
25)   If the area of a circle ‘C’ is equal to the area of a square ‘S’, then the ration of the square of the perimeter of ‘C’ to the square of the perimeter of ’S’ is nearly equal to:
A)     22:7
B)      11:14
C)      88:7
D)     1:1
26)   The last digit of the number 32015:
A)     1
B)      3
C)      5
D)     7
27)   What is the square root of 47%?
A)     0.7%
B)      7.0%
C)      70%
D)     Undefined
28)   Log(402-202) is equal to:
A)     Log 3
B)      Log 60 + Log 20
C)      Log 40 – Log 20
D)     Log 20
29)   Twelve persons meet in a conference and each shakes hand with all the others. How many handshakes take place?
A)     66
B)      72
C)      144
D)     132
30)   A man travels uphill to city C from city B in a car at the speed of 40km/hour, and return to city B at a faster speed of 60km/hour. What is his average speed for the round trip?
A)     0
B)      48km/hour
C)      50km/hour
D)     Data insufficient
31)   (7+14+21+28…….700) is equal to:
A)     35350
B)      42714
C)      49420
D)     56707
32)   In a group of 5 persons, P is taller than Q, but is shorter than both R and S. Both R and T are taller than Q, but shorter than S. This implies that:
A)     R is taller than P, but shorter than T
B)      T is taller than Q, but shorter than R
C)      R is taller than Q, but shorter than T
D)     S is taller than T while P is shorter than R
33)   In a group of Army Officers, 02% of Officers neither take Coffee nor Tea, while rest of them takes either Tea or Coffee or both. If 60% of the Officers take Tea, while 58% take Coffee, what percentage of Officers take Tea but do not take Coffee?
A)     02%
B)      20%
C)      40%
D)     60%
34)   The original name of Ho Chi Minh, the president of the Vietnam Democratic Republic, was Nguyen Van Thanh which he later changed to Ho Chi Minh before becoming the President. The literal meaning of Ho Chi Minh is:
A)     He Who Leads
B)      He Who Fights
C)      He Who Enlightens
D)     He Who Protects
35)   In which year, Mahatma Gandhi travelled to Champaran in Bihar to inspire the peasants to struggle against the oppressive plantation system?
A)     1914
B)      1915
C)      1916
D)     1917
36)   With which objective, CR Dass and Motilal Nehru formed the Swaraj Party within the Congress?
A)     Spearhead the mass struggle
B)      Forge Hindu-Muslim unity
C)      Participate in elections to the provincial councils
D)     Organize legislative protests against Rowlett Act
37)   The industrial working class did not participate in the Civil Disobedience Movement in large numbers, except in:
A)     Nagpur region
B)      Madras region
C)      Surat region
D)     Calcutta region
38)   Dr. B.R. Ambedkar clashed with Mahatma Gandhi at the 2nd Round Table Conference demanding:
A)     Reservation for Dalits in Government jobs
B)      Reservation for Dalits in Ministries
C)      Separate citizen status for Dalits
D)     Separate Electorate  for Dalits
39)   A scene of wrestling match in Bombay’s Hanging Gardens was shot by Harishchandra Bhatwadekar, & it became India’s first movie. It was shot in the year:
A)     1896
B)      1907
C)      1913
D)     1925
40)    Which famous leader once said, “we would not have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal matters: how you live, the noise you make, how you spit…”:
A)     Adolf Hitler, Germany
B)      Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
C)      Mussolini, Italy
D)     Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore
41)   Who brought the Printing Press for the first time to India in the mid-16th  century?
A)     Dutch cloth merchants
B)      British traders
C)      Portuguese Missionaries
D)     Arab manuscripts
42)   Measures in India to impose censorship on printed material were initiated in 1798 by the East Indian Company. It was directed against:
A)     Bengali social reformers
B)      Englishmen in India
C)      Bengali writers
D)     Indian Princely States
43)   Munshi Premchand was born in 1880 and died in the year 1936. His best-known literary work, ‘Godan’ (The gift of cow) was published in:
A)     1920
B)      1934
C)      1936
D)     1942
44)   The caste-system during early Vedic age prohibited:
A)     Inter caste dining
B)      Inter caste marriage
C)      Both
D)     None of the above
45)   In which year, Thums Up, one of the India’s great brands, which was sold to Coca-Cola a few years ago, was launched?
A)     1947
B)      1958
C)      1979
D)     1991
46)   Which among the below mentioned Upper Paleolithic places in India is wrongly matched with the state it is located in?
A)     Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
B)      Betamcherla, Andhra Pradesh
C)      Inamgaon, Maharashtra
D)     Singh Bhumi, Himachal Pradesh
47)    Kalidasa’s ‘Kumarasambhavam’ describes the story of the birth of which mythological character?
A)     Sanatkumar
B)      Karttikeya
C)      Pradyumna
D)     Abhimanyu
48)   Where and when was the 2nd Buddhist Council held?
A)     Patliputra in 250 BC
B)      Sri Lanka in the 1st Century BC
C)      Vaishali in 383 BC    
D)     Mandalay in 1871 AD
49)   In which among the following cases, the Supreme Court of India propounded the theory of basic structure of the Constitution?
A)     Gopalan vs State of Madras
B)      Golak Nath
C)      Keshvanand Bharti
D)     Minerva Mills
50)   The 52nd amendment to the Constitution of India is most closely related to:
A)     Extension of Reservation in Government Jobs
B)      Provision for special status to Tripura
C)      Provision for increasing age of eligibility for voting
D)     Provision against political defections
51)   Which among the following political party of India has an election symbol very similar to the election symbol of Republican Party of USA?
A)     Samajwadi Party
B)      Bahujan Samaj Party
C)      Janta Dal (United)
D)     Telugu Desham Party   
52)   How many members, the President of India can nominate to Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha, respectively?
A)     12,2
B)      2,12
C)      2,10
D)     10,2
53)   Which among of the following amendments to the Constitution of India, designated Delhi as National Capital Territory (NCT)?
A)     63rd Amendment
B)      69th Amendment
C)      74th Amendment Act
D)     76th Amendment Act
54)   On 29th August 1947,  the Drafting Committee for Indian Constitution was appointed, with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as the Chairman along with six other members. Who among the following was not the member of the Drafting Committee?
A)     N. Gopalaswami Ayengar
B)      Jawahar Lal Nehru
C)      Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
D)     Krishnaswamy Iyer
55)   Part IV of Indian Constitution deals with Directive Principle of State Policy. This feature of Indian Constitution was influenced by a similar feature of:
A)     Canadian Constitution
B)      Australia Constitution
C)      American Constitution
D)     Irish Constitution
56)   Which among the following schedules of the Indian Constitution deals with Forms of Oaths or Affirmation?
A)     Second schedule
B)      Third schedule
C)      Fourth schedule
D)     Fifth schedule
57)   Which of the following is not a constitutional provision relating to Governors of States?
A)     Same person can be appointed as Governor for two or more states
B)      He shall be appointed by the President
C)      He shall hold office during the pleasure of the President
D)     He should have completed the age of 25
58)   Which Article of Indian Constitution deals with special provision with respect to the States of Maharashtra and Gujarat?
A)     Article 370
B)      Article 371
C)      Article 371 A
D)     Article 371 B
59)   Indian Constitution provides for promotion of international peace and security. Which of the following deals with this provision?
A)     Article 51 of the Directive Principle of State Policy
B)      It is implied by the Preamble of the Indian Constitution
C)      The 12th Schedule of the Indian Constitution
D)     Article 392 empowers the President in this regard
60)   Which article of Indian Constitution defines the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?
A)     Article 129
B)      Article 130
C)      Article 131
D)     Article 132
61)   Government of India recently announced constitution of NITI Aayog as a policy think-tank replacing Planning Commission. NITI stands for:
A)     National Institution of Transforming India
B)      It is not an acronym, but only a Sanskrit word for Policy
C)      National Initiative for Technological India
D)     New Initiative for Transforming India
62)   The power to promulgate ordinances during recess of Parliament is vested with:
A)     The council of ministers
B)      The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urgent Enactment
C)      The President
D)     The Prime Minister
63)   In Alternating Current (AC), the direction and magnitude of the current varies:
A)     Randomly
B)      Periodically
C)      Exponentially
D)     Do not vary
64)   Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1921 for his work on:
A)     Mass energy equivalence given by E=mc2
B)      Hydrogen Atom
C)      Theory of Relativity
D)     Photoelectric effect
65)   Sir C.V. Raman received the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1930 for his ground breaking work in the field of:
A)     Brownian motion
B)      Scattering of light
C)      String theory
D)     Nuclear Physics
66)   Which of the following Indian nationals has been the recipient of Roman Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership?
A)     Arvind Kejriwal
B)      Kiran Bedi
C)      T.N. Sheshan
D)     Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
67)   Which of the following awards Satyajit Ray received posthumously?
A)     Dada Saheb Phalke Award
B)      Roman Magsaysay Award
C)      Bharat Ratna
D)     Honorary Oscar
68)   In which individual event, the 1st Olympic medal for Independent India was won at Helsinki Olympics?
A)     Archery
B)      Boxing
C)      Wrestling
D)     Weightlifting
69)   The Gini Coefficient is a measure of:
A)     Rodent population
B)      Migration rate of Guineas nationals
C)      Income inequality
D)     Ratio of coinage to currency note
70)   Which of the following indices is not considered while calculating Human Development Index?
A)     Life Expectancy
B)      Education
C)      Housing
D)     Income
71)   For the financial year 2013-14, what percentage of total tax receipts of the Union Government came from the income tax?
A)     Around 05%
B)      Around 10%
C)      Around 20%
D)     Around 40%
72)   India’s industrial GDP growth rate for the fiscal year 2013-14 (at the factor cost of 2004-05) is estimated to be around:
A)     0.35%
B)      1.43%
C)      2.58%
D)     4.74%
73)   As per the census 2011 data, which is the most populated metro city in India?
A)     Delhi
B)      Mumbai
C)      Chennai
D)     Kolkata
74)   As per the census 2011 data, which among the following States has higher sex ratio than the national average?
A)     Nagaland
B)      Delhi
C)      Arunachal Pradesh
D)     Tripura
75)   Professor Arvind Panagariya was recently appointed as:
A)     Chairman, University Grants Commission
B)      Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog
C)      Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister
D)     Governor, Reserve Bank of India
76)   Till date, 13 serving Heads of State have received Nobel Peace Prize. Only one Head of the State received it for Literature. Who was he?
A)     Theodore Roosevelt, President of USA
B)      Eisaku Sato, Prime Minister of Japan
C)      Oscar Arias Sanchez, President of Costa Rica
D)     Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of United Kingdom
77)   The Radcliffe Line is named after its architect, Sir Cyril Radcliffe. It is a boundary demarcation line between:
A)     Pakistan & Afghanistan
B)      India & Bhutan
C)      India & Pakistan
D)     India & Myanmar
78)   Which among the following is the oldest mountain range in India?
A)     The Western Ghats
B)      The Aravali Range
C)      The Satpura Range
D)     The Vindhya Range
79)   Which among the following Indian Rivers flows from east to west, eventually meeting the Arabian Sea?
A)     Narmada
B)      Godavari
C)      Krishna
D)     Kaveri
80)   Which of the following National Parks of India is located in one of the north-eastern States? It is also a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A)     Belta
B)      Dachigam
C)      Manas
D)     Silent Valley
81)   Suzanna Arundhati Roy, an Indian author and political activist, was born in:
A)     Shillong
B)      Chennai
C)      Thiruvananthpuram
D)     Jeddah
82)   Yellow Revolution in Indian refers to growth of:
A)     Militancy in the north-east
B)      Oilseeds production
C)      Advertising industry
D)     Jaundice outbreak
83)   French Revolution ended in 1790 with the ascent of:
A)     Rousseau
B)      King Louis
C)      Napoleon Bonaparte
D)     Robespierre
84)   In which subject did Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia, famous, novelist and film director of Assam, obtain PhD from University of London?
A)     Assamese Literature
B)      Physics
C)      Mass Communication
D)     Mathematics
85)   In his youth, Adolf Hitler aspired to be a/an:
A)     Architect
B)      Painter
C)      Singer
D)     Footballer
86)   Many of the famous political leaders had a University Degree in Law. Which of the following world leaders didn’t have a Degree in Law?
A)     Nelson Mandela
B)      Fidel Castro
C)      Barack Obama
D)     John F Kennedy
87)   Ernesto Che Guevara, the famous Marxist revolutionary of South America,, was born in:
A)     Bolivia
B)      Cuba
C)      Argentina
D)     Guatemala
88)   Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical weekly, first appeared in 1970 as a successor to another French magazine that was banned for the death of French President Charles de Gaulle. What was the name of banned magazine?
A)     Le Mondel
B)      Hara Kiri
C)      La Croix
D)     Humanite Hebdo
89)   Vasant Govarikar, who passed away recently, was a famous personality in which field?
A)     Literature
B)      Space science
C)      Classical music
D)     Cinema
90)   Who is non-member who can participate in the debate of Lok Sabha?
A)     Vice President
B)      Chief Justice of India
C)      Attorney General of India
D)     NOTA
91)   Which of the following is the wrongly matched word meaning pair?
A)     Indict : Accuse
B)      Onset : Beginning
C)      Recite: Propose
D)     Temerity: Boldness
92)   Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
A)     Either he or I am mistaken
B)      He gave me an advice
C)      The sceneries here are very good
D)     Let you and I do it
93)   Which of the following word is closest in meaning to the idiom, “cast down”?
A)     Humiliated
B)      Defeated
C)      Depressed
D)     Discouraged
94)   The letter, ‘o’ in the word, ‘about’ is pronounced like letter, ‘o’ in the word:
A)     Go
B)      Boy
C)      Got
D)     Now
95)   Khali was sitting on the fence, means Khali was:
A)     Living dangerously
B)      Undecided
C)      Stubborn
D)     Annoying
96)   In the sentence, ‘Don’t talk so loud’ is used as an:
A)     Adverb
B)      Adjective
C)      Idiom
D)     Annoying
97)   In the sentence, ‘None but the brave deserves the fair’, the word ‘but’ is used as:
A)     An adverb
B)      A preposition
C)      A conjunction
D)     A pronoun
98)   Which of the following is a correctly matched adjective-noun pair?
A)     Restless – restlessly
B)      Restless – restlessness
C)      Restless – restive
D)     Restless – restively
99)   His bad eyesight exempted him___ military service. Fill in the blanks with:
A)     In
B)      Of
C)      From
D)     At
100)  Which of the following is an incorrectly matched word – meaning pair?
a)      Excursion – Short journey
b)      Homage – Tribute
c)       Sidekick – Close companion
d)      Intact – Tactful  
Paper II (English Language)
Essay writing:
1)      Right to freedom of expression should be an absolute right
2)      Inclusive Growth: A pipedream
3)      Intelligence is an important aspect of statecraft
4)      It is often safer to be in chains than to be free
See Also:  ACIO IB-2012 Solved Paper

                ACIO IB-2015 Solved Paper

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