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

1. Which of the following is a synthetic polymer?


(C) Proteins

(D) Nucleic acids

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

(B) Glycogen

(C) Starch

(D) All these

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


(B) Lipids

(C) Carbohydrates

(D) Nucleic acids

4. Which of the following is the sweetest sugar?


(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:


(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:


(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


(B) Water

(C) Electricity 

(D) Air

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


(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


(B) 40km/hr

(C) 60km/hr

(D) 120km/hr

18. Colour-blindness is inability to distinguished colours


(B) Red-yellow

(C) Red-green

(D) Blue-green

19. Chicken-pox is a disease caused by 


(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


(B) Basic

(C) Neutral

(D) Amphoteric

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


(B) Pellagra

(C) Scurvy

(D) Beri-Beri

23. Other than nucleus which cellular organelle contains DNA?


(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


(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


(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”?



(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


(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


(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?


(B) Uranium

(C) Aluminum

(D) Silver

43. Chemosynthetic bacteria obtain energy from


(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


(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?


(B) Ganga

(C) Cauvery 

(D) Brahmaputra

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


(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. ………………… the coldest region of the atmosphere.


(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.


(B) Atlantic 

(C) Pacific

(D) Arctic

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


(B) Mercury

(C) Venus

(D) Sun

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


(B) 31/2

(C) 51/2

(D) 61/2

59. Ozone layer depletion is chiefly found in

(A)North pole

(B) South pole


(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?


(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.


(B) 544

(C) 550

(D) 560

64. The number of Union Territories in India is


(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


(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 


(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 


(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


(B) Yen

(C) Pound

(D) Russian Ruble

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

(A)Mahindra & Mahindra

(B) Renault

(C) Nissan

(D) Chevrolet

77. ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’ originally hailed from


(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


(B) Harshavardhana

(C) Samudragupta

(D) Chandragupta Maurya

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


(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 


(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’?


(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?


(B) Surat

(C) Lahore

(D) Lucknow

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


(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:


(B) Orchestra

(C) Chorus

(D) Audience

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


(B) Romance

(C) Adultery

(D) Polygamy

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


(B) Stable

(C) Pen

(D) Hole

97. A workman who fits and repairs pipes:


(B) Carpenter

(C) Blacksmith

(D) Plumber

98. A group of violent people intending to attack:


(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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