Steno Typist Exam 2015 (HPSSSB)

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 5): Each question below has two blanks. Each blank indicates something that has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence/s as a whole.

1.      Ramesh was born………a silver spoon in his mouth and was very ……..of his wealth.
(A)             with, proud
(B)               by, miser
(C)               by, careless
(D)              along, delighted

2.       If you …….goods into the country, they may be………by the custom authorities.
(A)             Import, possessed 
(B) Export, punished
(C) Supply, grabbed
(D) Smuggle, confiscated

3.      Once Ram…….signed the agreement, he won’t be able to………
(A)             Had, back up
(B) Had, back in
(C) Has, back out
(D) Was, back at

4.      ……….he is rich……..he is very miserly.
(A)                   No doubt, lest
(B) So long as, but
(C) Although, yet
(D) Truly, badly

5. After the rain the weather……..and the   Sun came………
(A) Cleared out, in
(B) Cleared away, off
(C) Cleared off, in
(D) Cleared up, out

Directions: (Q. Nos. 6 to 10): In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Choose the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.

6. This construction site is very large. Let us take a bird’s eye view.
(A) Experiencing things on the spot.
(B) To seek assistance of a professional
(C) To implement a plan
(D) To have a view from a high place to see a large area

7. The team carried out the mission successfully.
(A) To start
(B) To continue
(C) To accomplish
(D) To stop

8. He promised the teacher he would turn over a new leaf and behave himself in the class.
(A) Bringing a new book
(B) To say sorry
(C) To make a fresh start
(D) To plant a new sapling or seed

9. The speaker was blessed with the gift of gab.
(A) Impressive face
(B) Handsome personality
(C) An honest approach
(D) Having a talent for speaking

10. I am afraid that Ramesh is burning the candle at both ends and ruining his life.
(A) Squandering his money
(B) Losing temper easily
(C) Quarrelling with people
(D) Overtaxing his energies

Directions (Q. Nos. 11 to 13): Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in capitals.

11. POSSESS
(a) Deny
(b) Dethrone
(C) Relinquish
(D) Abdicate

12. IRRELEVANT
(A) Pertinent
(B) Good
(C) Magnificent
(D) Impulsive

13. ASSETS
(A) Debt
(B) Property
(C) Treasure
(D) Liability

Directions (Q. Nos. 14 &15): Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the word printed in capitals.

14. ARTICULATE
(A) Particular
(B) Special
(C) Artistic
(D) Eloquent

15. COMMENDATION
(A) Abuse
(B) Complaint
(C) Recommendation
(D) Praise

26. The waste generated by end life personal computers is known as …….
(A) PC Waste
(B) Silicon Waste
(C) E-waste
(D) Computer waste

27. Which of the following is not an Input Unit Device?
(A) Speaker
(B) Keyboard
(C) Mouse
(D) Touch Screen

28. The mathematical symbol (symbol of infinity) denotes
(A) Proportional to
(B) Approximately equal to
(C) Infinity
(D) Identically equal to

29. Choose the odd one out:
(A) Iron
(B) Copper
(C) Aluminum
(D) Brass

30. Bipan Chandra, who died recently was a renowned .........of India.
(A) Director (of films)
(B) Musician
(C) Historian
(D) Social Worker

31. Whose name amongst the following, is associated with famous Hollywood film “Mrs. Doubtfare”?
(A) Lauren Bacall
(B) Richard Attenborough
(C) Robin Williams
(D) Ben Kingsley

32. Who is the chief of Tehrik-i-Insaaf Party (of Pakistan)?
(A) Mohammad Tahir UI Kadri
(B) Bilawal Bhutto
(C) Nawaz Shareef
(D) Imraan Khan

33. Who amongst the following has not played any role in Hindi movie ‘Happy New Year’?
(A) Shahrukh Khan
(B) Sonu Sood
(C) Vivaan Shah
(D) Randeep Hudda

34. According to recently conducted the Economist Intelligence Unit Poll, .......tops the ranking as the world’s most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running.
(A) Melbourne
(B) Paris
(C) Toronto
(D) Tokyo

35. The Nobel laureate Sh. Kailash Satyarthi is a well known activist against.........
(A) Corruption
(B) Child Labour
(C) Obscenity in films
(D) Coal and drug mafia

36. The names ‘Robert E. Kahn’ and ‘Vint Cerf’ are associated with the invention of
(A) Mobile Phone
(B) Internet
(C) Whatsapp
(D) LED Bulb

37. The highest award bestowed to a sports person in India is
(A) Arjuna Award
(B) Dronacharya Award
(C) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
(D) Dhyanchand Award

38. The rise of kerosene oil in wicks of lamps is due to which property of liquids?
(A) Floatation
(B) Viscosity
(C) Capillary action
(D) Elasticity

39. The filament of an electrical bulb is made out of
(A) Alloy
(B) Tungsten
(C) Titanium
(D) Copper

40. Retinol is commonly known as Vitamin.........
(A) A
(B) B
(C) D
(D) E

41. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is associated with
(A) The idea of making available 12 gas cylinders in a year to all the consumers.
(B) Opening of bank accounts by every household in India
(C) Expansion of cooperatives societies in India
(D) Expansion of Women Banks.

42. The book “Playing It My Way” is associated with
(A) Kapil Dev
(B) Brian Lara
(C) Sachin Tendulkar
(D) Sunil Gavaskar

43. The name Pankaj Advani is associated with
(A) Chess
(B) Athletics
(C) Snooker & Billiards
(D) Golf

44. “Irani Trophy” is associated with
(A) Cricket
(B) Hockey
(C) Football
(D) Golf

45. The Andhra Pradesh government has recently decided to make ........as an adhoc capital until the needed infrastructure and other projects for the new capital are completed.
(A) Kurnool
(B) Vijayawada
(C) Tirupati
(D) Vishakhapatnam

46. ISRO( Indian Space Research Organization) is located at
(A) Hyderabad
(B) Bengaluru
(C) Chandipur
(D) Thiruvananthapuram

47. “Kathakali” is a classical dance associated with
(A) Karnataka
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Kerala

48. Who was the first woman Governor of a State in free India?
(A) Sucheta Kriplani
(B) Mrs. Vijay Laxmi Pandit
(C) Sarojini Naidu
(D) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

49. In August 2011, Tata Motors Launched its low budget Nano car in .........
(A) Sri Lanka
(B) Nepal
(C) China
(D) Bangladesh

50. Which of the following movies is associated with ‘Richard Lord Attenborough’?
(A) Kranti
(B) Upkaar
(C) Gandhi
(D) Lalkaar

51. ‘Pisciculture’ is associated with
(A) Study of earthquakes
(B) Bee keeping
(C) Study of fish
(D) Study of apes and man

52. Select the related word/letters from the given alternatives:
ACF : GIL: MOR :?
(A)             SUX
(B)               TUX
(C)               UWZ
(D)              SVY

53. “World Red Cross Day” is observed on......every year
(A) 8 March
(B) 8 May
(C) 8 August
(D) 8 October

54. There are ..........number of Union Territories in India.
(A) 6
(B) 7
(C) 8
(D) 5

55. “Buenos Aires” is the capital of
(A) Libya
(B) Chile
(C) Columbia
(D) Argentina

56.  The name “Bashar-al-Assad’ is the President of
(A) Iran
(B) Iraq
(C) Turkey
(D) Syria

57. As per latest data released by the Central Statistics Office in September 2014, ........emerges as the fastest growing State.
(A) Bihar
(B) Gujarat
(C) Kerala
(D) Tamil Nadu

58. ...........is also famous as “City of Nawabs”.
(A) Hyderabad
(B) Lucknow
(C) Ahmadabad
(D) Allahabad

59. There are......member nations of United Nations Organization (UNO).
(A) 191
(B) 193
(C) 195
(D) 197

60. “Yellow Revolution” is associated with
(A) Mango Production
(B) Banana Production
(C) Potato Production
(D) Oilseeds Production

61.  Famous English author Ruskin Bond was born at
(A) Kasauli
(B) Dharamshala
(C) Dalhousie
(D) Manali

62. The nature of Deepu Sharma of H.P. is associated with
(A) Hockey
(B) Ice Skating
(C) Kabbadi
(D) Mountaineering

63. Areawise,………… is the largest district of Himachal Pradesh
(A) Una
(B) Kangra
(C) Lahual-Spiti
(D) Sirmaur

64. “Bhrigu Lake is located in the district of
(A) Lahaul & Spiti
(B) Chamba
(C) Mandi
(D) Kullu

65. “Arikari” is the Vedic name of river.........
(A) Satluj
(B) Ravi
(C) Beas
(D) Chenab

66. The book “Kangra Paintings” was written by
(A) Shanta Kumar
(B) Sardar Sobha Singh
(C) M.S. Randhawa
(D) Rahul Sanskritayan

67. Susharma Chandra was the ruler of
(A) Kullu
(B) Suket
(C) Trigarta
(D) Gabdika

68. “Shoolini Fair” is associated with
(A) Kullu
(B) Shimla
(C) Solan
(D) Sirmaur

69. Chhatradi of Distt. Chamba is famous for this temple:
(A) Chamunda Devi
(B) Hari Rai
(C) Laxmi Narayan
(D) Shakti Devi

70. Which of the following places is famous for Angora breeding?
(A) Jeori, Shimla
(B) Taal, Hamirpur
(C) Chidgaon, Rohru
(D) Nagwai, Mandi

71. Larji Hydroelectricity Project has the capacity of ......MW.
(A) 86
(B) 100
(C) 126
(D) 800

72. Which of the following places/towns, was earlier known as “Dhameri”?
(A) Dhami
(B) Dharampur
(C) Nurpur
(D) Dharamshala

73. Historical “Shimla Agreement” between India and Pakistan was signed in the year.........
(A) 1971
(B) 1972
(C) 1973
(D) 1974

74. There is Mountaineering Institute at
(A) Dharamshala
(B) Kaza
(C) Manali
(D) Shimla

75. Dhami Firing incident took place in the year
(A) 1937
(B) 1939
(C) 1941
(D) 1947

76. On 25 January 1971, Himachal Pradesh became the ...........State of the Indian Union.
(A) 16th
(B) 17th
(C) 18th
(D) 21st

77. Which of the following districts of Himachal Pradesh has the highest density of population?
(A) Kangra
(B) Shimla
(C) Una
(D) Hamirpur

78. Who among the following became the first Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court in 1971?
(A) Justice C.B. Kapoor
(B) Justice A.N. Ray
(C) Justice Hameedullah Beg
(D) Justice V.K. Gupta

79. “Jhanjhar” is a famous dance of
(A) Sirmaur
(B) Chamba
(C) Kullu
(D) Mandi

80. The name of Guru Padamsambhava is associated with the lake......
(A) Renuka
(B) Chandrataal
(C) Rewalsar
(D) Parashar

81.  Which of the following Vedas, is associated with Charms and spells toward off evils and diseases?
(A) Rigveda
(B) Samaveda
(C) Yajurveda
(D) Atharvaveda

82. “Indica” was a famous book written by
(A) Ibn Batuta
(B) Herodotus
(C) Megasthenese
(D) Alexander the Great

83. Who amongst the following refused his knighthood after the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?
(A) Pt. J.L. Nehru
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Rabindranath Tagore
(D) Lala Lajpat Rai

84. Who introduced “Mansabdari System” to organize nobility and army?
(A) Babur
(B) Akbar
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Aurangzeb

85. Who raised the slogan- “Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it”?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Subhash Chandra Bose
(C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(D) Lala Lajpat Rai

86. Whose name is associated with Aligarh Movement (1875)?
(A) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(B) Hakim Ajmal Khan
(C) Mohammad Ali Jinnah
(D) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

87. “Statue of Liberty” is located in
(A) France
(B) England
(C) USA
(D) Italy

88. The full form of HAL is
(A) Heavy Aeronautics Limited
(B) Heavy Aeronautics Loads
(C) Hindustan Aviation Limited
(D) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

89. Kharif crop is sown in
(A) April/May
(B) October/December
(C) June/July
(D) September/October

90. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is located at
(A) Lucknow
(B) New Delhi
(C) Kolkatta
(D) Guwahati

91. To which category right to vote belongs?
(A) Human Rights
(B) Civil Rights
(C) Natural Rights
(D) Political Rights

92. How many members are nominated by the President to Rajya Sabha?
(A) 2
(B) 8
(C) 12
(D) 20

93. The ideas of Five Year Plan and Fundamental Duties have been taken from ........by the Indian Constitution.
(A) USA
(B) Erstwhile USSR
(C) UK
(D) Japan

94. The ore of Aluminum metal is
(A) Cuprite
(B) Boron
(C) Bauxite
(D) Zirconite

95. The gas used to extinguish fire is
(A) Nitrogen
(B) Carbon dioxide
(C) Carbon Monoxide
(D) Hydrogen

96. The depletion of Ozone layer is mainly due to
(A) Volcanic eruptions
(B) Radioactive rays
(C) Aviation Fuels
(D) Chlorofluorocarbons

97. “Night blindness” is caused due to deficiency of Vitamin..........
(A) A
(B) B
(C) K
(D) D

98. As per Census 2011, the literacy rate in India is.....
(A) 64.83%
(B) 68.83%
(C) 74.04%
(D) 71.04%

99. ........... is a direct tax.
(A) Income Tax
(B) Sales Tax
(C) Excise Duties
(D) Insurance Premium Tax

100. Car model “Zest” belongs to.......... car manufacturing company.
(A) Hyundai
(B) Honda
(C) Tata
(D) Maruti Suzuki

Note: Few Questions are missing in this paper.

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