Sub-Inspector Exam 2016 (Himachal Pradesh Police) Part-1



1. Which of the following is a synthetic polymer?

(A)Cellulose

(B) PVC
(C) Proteins

(D) Nucleic acids


2. The carbohydrate which cannot be hydrolysed by the human digestive system is

(A)Cellulose
(B) Glycogen

(C) Starch

(D) All these


3. Which of the following constitute the genetic material of the cell?

(A)Proteins

(B) Lipids

(C) Carbohydrates

(D) Nucleic acids


4. Which of the following is the sweetest sugar?

(A)Sucrose

(B) Glucose

(C) Fructose
(D) Maltose



5. Enzymes in the living systems 

(A)Provide energy

(B) Catalyse biological reactions

(C) Transport oxygen

(D) Provide immunity


6. Amino acids are the building blocks of:

(A)Carbohydrates

(B) Vitamins

(C) Fats

(D) Proteins


7. Vitamin A is called

(A)Ascorbic acid

(B) Retinol

(C) Calciferol

(D) Tocopherol




8. In a dry cell, anode consists of:

(A)Graphite

(B) Zinc

(C) Lead

(D) Cadmium




9. The major problem in harnessing nuclear energy is how to

(A)Split nuclei

(B) Sustain the reaction

(C) Dispose off spent fuel safely

(D) Convert nuclear energy into electrical energy




10. Depletion of ozone is mainly due to

(A)Carbon monoxide

(B) Chlorofluorocarbon compounds

(C) Methane

(D) Pesticides



11. Excessive exposure of humans to UV-rays results in

(I) Damage to immune system

(II) Damage to skin

(III) Skin cancer

(IV) Peptic ulcers


(A)(I) and (II)


(B) (II) and (IV)

(C) (III) and (IV)

(D) (I) and (III)


12. From the list given below pick the item that is not a natural resource

(A)Soil

(B) Water

(C) Electricity 

(D) Air




13. The most rapidly dwindling natural resource in the world is

(A)Water

(B) Wind

(C) Forests

(D) Sunlight


14. A particle is moving in a circular path of radius r. The displacement after half a circle would be

(A)2 r

(B) Zero

(C) r

(D) 2r



15. An Atom Bomb works on the principle of

(A)Nuclear fission

(B) Nuclear fusion

(C) Α-decay

(D) Β-decay



16. Which is diffraction?

(A)Superposition of dispersed light

(B) Bending of light rays at the corners

(C) Partial absorption of light

(D) None of the above



17. A car moves at 80km/hr in the first half of the total time of motion and at 40km/hr in the later half. Its average speed is

(A)30km/hr

(B) 40km/hr

(C) 60km/hr

(D) 120km/hr

18. Colour-blindness is inability to distinguished colours

(A)Red-blue

(B) Red-yellow

(C) Red-green

(D) Blue-green




19. Chicken-pox is a disease caused by 

(A)Virus

(B) Bacteria

(C) Protozoa

(D) Fungi


20. It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at night because of 

(A)Release of less oxygen

(B) Release of more oxygen

(C) Release of carbon dioxide

(D) Release of carbon monoxide


21. Aqueous solution of SO2 is

(A)Acidic

(B) Basic

(C) Neutral

(D) Amphoteric


22. Person taking rich diet of ascorbic acid will not suffer from

(A)Rickets 

(B) Pellagra

(C) Scurvy

(D) Beri-Beri


23. Other than nucleus which cellular organelle contains DNA?

(A)Ribosome

(B) Golgi complex

(C) Mitochondria

(D) Lysosome


24. In the absence of light, what will increase?

(A)Water uptake

(B) Elongation of internodes

(C) Uptake of mineral salts

(D) Extension of leaf lamina


25. Marsh gas is

(A)Methane

(B) Ethane

(C) Propane

(D) Butane


26. Rusting of iron is 

(A)Reduction reaction

(B) Oxidation reaction

(C) Redox reaction

(D) Displacement reaction


27. Petroleum is refined by

(A)Simple distillation

(B) Fractional distillation

(C) Steam distillation

(D) Vacuum distillation


28. Which one of the following is known as Bayer’s Reagent?

(A)Dilute alkaline solution of potassium permanganate

(B) Concentrated acidic solution of potassium permanganate

(C) Acidic solution of potassium permanganate

(D) Neutral solution of potassium permanganate


29. The pseudopodia of amoeba are used for

(A)Movement

(B) Movement and capture of food

(C) Sensing the food

(D) Capture of food


30. Which of the following is not a “green house gas”?

(A)SO2

(B) CFC

(C) CH4

(D) N2O


31. A ball at a place where g = 10m/s2 is thrown up with a speed of 20 m/s. How high it will go before it begins to fall?

(A)40 m

(B) 20 m

(C) 10 m

(D) 200m


32. With the increase in temperature the resistance of a conductor

(A)Decreases

(B) Increases

(C) Remains the same

(D) None of these


33. A body of mass 4 kg is projected vertically with a speed 3m/s. The maximum gravitational energy of the body is

(A)18 J

(B) 4.5 J

(C) 9 J

(D) 2.25 J


34. Which of the following statement is not true for a geo-stationary satellite of the earth?

(A)Such a satellite is stationery in space

(B) Its angular speed is equal to that of earth about its own axis.

(C) Its time period is 24 hours

(D) It revolves around earth from west to east.


35. Two water droplets merge with each other to form a larger droplet. In this process

(A)Energy is absorbed.

(B) Energy is liberated.

(C) Energy is neither liberated nor absorbed.

(D) Some mass is converted into energy


36. It is hotter at the same distance over the top of a fire than it is on the side of it, mainly because

(A)Heat is radiated upwards

(B) Air conducts heat upwards

(C) Conduction and radiation contribute significantly in transferring heat upwards

(D) Convection takes more heat upwards


37. Suppose there is a hole in a copper plate. Upon heating the plate, diameter of hole would

(A)Always increase 

(B) Always decrease

(C) Remains the same 

(D) First increase and then decrease


38. The propagation of kinetic energy in a wave is related to

(A)Inertia

(B) Elasticity

(C) Both inertia and elasticity

(D) Neither inertia nor elasticity


39. The source of electromagnetic waves can be a charge

(A)Moving with a constant velocity

(B) Moving in a circular orbit

(C) At rest

(D) At rest in an electric field


40. Myopia or short sightedness is corrected by using

(A)Concave lens

(B) Convex lens

(C) Cylindrical lens

(D) Concave mirror


41. When a shaving brush is taken out of water its hair cling together. Why?

(A)Due to viscosity 

(B) Due to elasticity

(C) Due to surface tension

(D) Due to friction


42. Which of the following is the heaviest metal?

(A)Copper 

(B) Uranium

(C) Aluminum

(D) Silver


43. Chemosynthetic bacteria obtain energy from

(A)Sun

(B) Infrared rays

(C) Organic substances

(D) Inorganic chemicals


44. …………….. is the largest State of India.(Area wise)

(A)Madhya Pradesh

(B) Rajasthan

(C) Uttar Pradesh

(D) Maharashtra


45. Rift Valley is the result of

(A)Nappe

(B) Folding

(C) Faulting

(D) Wraps


46. The Suez Canal connects

(A)Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea

(B) Arabian Sea and Red Sea

(C) Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Sea

(D) None of the above


47. The city of ‘Detroit’ is famous for

(A)Film Industry

(B) Ship Building

(C) Automobile Industry

(D) Meat Packing


48. “Teesta” forms a part of which major river system?

(A)Mahanadi

(B) Ganga

(C) Cauvery 

(D) Brahmaputra


49. Which state would you associate with “Sundarbans”(Mangroves)?

(A)Odisha

(B) Andhra Pradesh

(C) West Bengal

(D) Karnataka


50. ‘Ghana Bird Sanctuary’ is located in

(A)Uttar Pradesh

(B) Rajasthan

(C) Himachal Pradesh

(D) Arunachal Pradesh


51. The name ‘Verghese Kurien’ is associated with

(A)Green Revolution

(B) Yellow Revolution

(C) White Revolution

(D) Black Revolution


52. ………..state is the major producer of woolen goods in India.

(A)Uttar Pradesh

(B) Haryana

(C) Uttarakhand

(D) Punjab


53. ‘Durand Line’ is the borderline between

(A)India and Myanmar

(B) Pakistan and Afghanistan

(C) India and Afghanistan

(D) India and Bhutan


54. …………………..is the coldest region of the atmosphere.

(A)Troposphere

(B) Stratosphere

(C) Mesosphere

(D) Exosphere


55. The place named ‘Dibrugarh’ is in the state of 

(A)West Bengal 

(B) Odisha

(C) Assam 

(D) Arunachal Pradesh


56. …………ocean remains frozen for a longer period of the year.

(A)Indian

(B) Atlantic 

(C) Pacific

(D) Arctic


57. Which of the following planets is the hottest planet?

(A)Earth

(B) Mercury

(C) Venus

(D) Sun


58. The Indian Standard Time is ………………hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time.

(A)4

(B) 31/2

(C) 51/2

(D) 61/2


59. Ozone layer depletion is chiefly found in

(A)North pole

(B) South pole

(C) USA

(D) Russia


60. Who among the following is elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies?

(A)President 

(B) Prime Minister

(C) Chief Justice of India

(D) Speaker of Lok Sabha


61. Justice…………… has recently sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India.

(A) Trilok Singh Thakur

(B) Tara Singh Thakur

(C) Trilochan Singh Thakur

(D) Tirath Singh Thakur


62. Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right?

(A)Right to Education

(B) Right to Property

(C) Right against Exploitation 

(D) Right to Equality


63. ……….is the maximum strength of the Lok Sabha.

(A)540

(B) 544

(C) 550

(D) 560


64. The number of Union Territories in India is

(A)5

(B) 6

(C) 7

(D) 8


65. The maximum time gap between two sessions of Parliament is

(A)2 months

(B) 3 months

(C) 4 months

(D) 6 months


66. Who appoints the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(A)Governor of RBI

(B) President of India

(C) Finance Minister

(D) NITI Ayog


67. Who termed ‘Right to Constitutional Remedies’ as the ‘Heart and Soul of the Constitution’?

(A)Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(B) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

(C) Jawaharlal Nehru

(D) Mahatma Gandhi


68. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding the qualifications to become the President of India?

(A)One must be a citizen of India

(B) One must be of 40 years in age.

(C) One must not hold any government office

(D) One must be eligible to be a member of the Lok Sabha


69. …………………… is considered as the “Custodian of the Lok Sabha”.

(A)The leader of the Ruling Party

(B) The Speaker

(C) The President of India

(D) The leader of the Opposition Party


70. India switched over to the decimal currency system in the year

(A)1948

(B) 1950

(C) 1957

(D) 1960


71. Ban on shipping imposed by a country on group of countries as a retaliatory measure against unfriendly countries is called

(A)Economic holding

(B) Estate Duty

(C) Embargo

(D) Extradition


72. An economic measure to stifle competition – selling below cost to get control of the market, is known as 

(A)Deflation

(B) Devaluation 

(C) Depreciation

(D) Dumping


73. Payment made in addition to wages and salaries for employees and in addition to dividend for shareholders, is known as 

(A)Bonus

(B) Dearness Allowance

(C) Incentive

(D) Profit


74. ‘ATM’ stands for

(A)Automated Transfer of Money

(B) Any Time Money

(C) Automated Teller Machine

(D) Automated Transaction Machine


75. The currency symbol ‘p’ represents

(A)Dollar

(B) Yen

(C) Pound

(D) Russian Ruble


76. The new car model ‘Lodgy’ belongs to……………………..car manufacturing company. 

(A)Mahindra & Mahindra

(B) Renault

(C) Nissan

(D) Chevrolet


77. ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’ originally hailed from

(A)Russia

(B) Germany

(C) Italy

(D) France


78. ‘Boston Tea Party’ incident (1773) is associated with

(A)Russian Revolution

(B) French Revolution

(C) American Revolution

(D) Chinese Revolution


79. The name ‘Chanakya’ is associated with

(A)Ashoka

(B) Harshavardhana

(C) Samudragupta

(D) Chandragupta Maurya


80. ……………….. is known as the founder of ‘Slave Dynasty’.

(A)Balban

(B) Qutubuddin Aibak

(C) Iltutumish

(D) Alauddin Khilji


81. Who among the following is regarded as the authority (of ancient India) on law?

(A) Charak

(B) Panini

(C) Manu

(D) Aryabhatta


82. The famous Indus Valley Civilization site ‘ Bhimbetka’ (Caves) is located in the state of 

(A)Rajasthan

(B) Pakistani Punjab

(C) Gujarat

(D) Madhya Pradesh


83. During Rigvedic Period, the term ‘Nishka’ was used for the 

(A)Original inhabitants of India

(B) Belonging like cows and horses

(C) Crop Barley

(D) Gold coins


84. Who wrote ‘Harshacharita’?

(A)Harshavardhana 

(B) Vishnu Sharma

(C) Kalhana

(D) Banabhatta


85. Which of the following names (of Governor Generals of India) is associated with ‘Permanent Settlement’ as its formulator and implementer?

(A)Lord Dalhousie

(B) Lord Cornwallis

(C) Lord Hastings

(D) Lord Curzon


86. …………..was the founder of Mughal dynasty in India.

(A)Mohammad Ghori

(B) Humayun

(C) Akbar

(D) Babur


87. Who built ‘Ibadat Khana’ at Fatehpur Sikri?

(A)Alauddin khilji

(B) Aurangzeb

(C) Shahjahan

(D) Akbar


88. Whose name is associated with ‘Tatvabodhini Sabha’ as its founder?

(A)Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(B) Keshab Chandra Sen

(C) Debendra Nath Tagore

(D) Annie Besant


89. Which of the following was a moderate leader of Indian National Congress?

(A)Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(B) Bipin Chandra Pal

(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(D) Lala Lajpat Rai


90. In which session of INC, the ‘Poorna Swaraj’ was declared at its ultimate goal?

(A)Calcutta

(B) Surat

(C) Lahore

(D) Lucknow


91. ‘Man Booker Prize’ is given in the field of 

(A)Art 

(B) Music 

(C) Films 

(D) Literature


92. The headquarters of UNESCO is located in 

(A)New York

(B) Paris

(C) Rome

(D) Geneva


93. The famous hindi novel “Chandrakanta Santati’ was written by 

(A)Sharat Chandra Bandopadhyay

(B) Devaki Nandan Khatri

(C) Munshi Prem Chand

(D) Jai Shankar Prasad


Directions (Q. Nos. 94-98): Out of four given alternatives, choose the one which correctly stands for each expression.

94. A group of musicians playing together form:

(A)Troupe

(B) Orchestra

(C) Chorus

(D) Audience


95. Practice of a married woman having extra marital relationship :

(A)Puberty

(B) Romance

(C) Adultery

(D) Polygamy


96. A small enclosure for sheep, poultry etc.:

(A)Kennel 

(B) Stable

(C) Pen

(D) Hole


97. A workman who fits and repairs pipes:

(A)Mechanic

(B) Carpenter

(C) Blacksmith

(D) Plumber


98. A group of violent people intending to attack:

(A)Crowd

(B) Mob

(C) Staff

(D) Jury


Directions (Q.Nos.99-101) : Choose the correct meaning of the idiom from the four given alternatives.


99. A feather in the cap

(A)To be reluctant

(B) A really foolish man

(C) To be cruel

(D) A very good achievement


100. In the pink of health

(A)To be sick

(B) To be fit and fine

(C) Very thin & lean

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