Junior Scale Stenographer Exam -2016 (HPSSSB)


Note: Hindi section is not added in this paper.

1. Which of the following is not included in the objective of Exchange Control? 

(A) Devalution 

(B) Industrial Protection 

(C) Revaluation 

(D) Dumping


2. SAFTA is an organization of :

(A) SAARC 

(B) EU 

(C) ASEA N 

(D) NATO


3. ‘Bhoodan Andolan’ was the concept given by: 

(A) Vinoba Bhave 

(B) Sundarlal Bahuguna 

(C) M.K. Gandhi 

(D) Anna Hazare 


4. Which state is located to the South of Himachal Pradesh? 

(A) Punjab 

(B) Haryana 

(C) Rajasthan 

(D) Jammu & Kashmir 


5. Which of the following district does not touch Shivalik hills? 

(A) Kangra 

(B) Bilaspur 

(C) Hamripur 

(D) Shimla


6. By what name Shivalik hills were known to the ancient people? 

(A) Vyasa Hills 

(B) Naga Parbat 

(C) Manak Parbat 

(D) Trigarta Parbat 


7. What type of soil is found in the lower hills area of Himachal Pradesh? 

(A) Black soil 

(B) Red soil 

(C) Stone embedded loam to clay 

(D) Laterite soil 


8. Which of the following lake is not located in the Chamba district? 

(A) Kareri 

(B) Ghadasru 

(C) Lama 

(D) Khajjiar


9. Which one of the following zones, experiences scanty rainfaill? 

(A) Alpine zone 

(B) Mid-mountains 

(C) Shivalik hills 

(D) Inner-himalayas 


10. The river ‘Pabbar’ originates from the lake :

(A) Manimahesh 

(B) Nako 

(C) Chandratal 

(D) Chandranahan 


11. The founder of ‘Kahlur’ state, now Bilaspur was a Chandel Rajput from………… 

(A) Nalagarh 

(B) Chanderi Bundelkhand 

(C) Ambala 

(D) Chittaur


12. Who built the fort of Taragarh in the territory of Chamba state? 

(A) Todar Mal 

(B) Anant Dev 

(C) Jagat Singh 

(D) Janardhan 


13. Who was the ruler of Kangra, when Feroz Tughlak (about 1365 AD) besieged the Nagarkot Fort? 

(A) Rup Chand 

(B) Anirudh C hand 

(C) Manak Chand 

(D) Som Chand


14. In which year ‘Pajhota Movement’ took place in Sirmaur? 

(A) 1939 

(B) 1946 

(C) 1948 

(D) 1942 


15. The ‘Wild Flower Hall’ was the residence of ……………… 

(A) Lord Elgin 

(B) Lord Ripon 

(C) Lord Kitchner 

(D) Lord Kennedy 


16. Who was the first Governor of Himachal Pradesh? 

(A) Sh. Himmat Singh 

(B) Sh. S. Chakravarty 

(C) Sh. Kashmir Singh Katoch 

(D) Sh. Hira Singh Thakur


17. ‘Sardar Ajit Singh Memorial’ is located at 

(A) Paonta Sahib, Sirmaur 

(B) Mehatpur, Una 

(C) Nurpur, Kangra 

(D) Panj Pula, Chamba 


18. Whose name is associated with the famous book “ Country Life” as its author? 

(A) Nicholas Roreich 

(B) Norah Richards 

(C) Amrita Shergil 

(D) J. Hutchinson 


19. ‘Jhamakara’ is the name of a 

(A) Traditional dress 

(B) Folk song 

(C) Traditional ornament 

(D) Folk dance


20. Which of the following Cement factories is located at Barmana? 

(A) CCI 

(B) Harish Cements 

(C) Ambuja Cement 

(D) A.C.C. 


21. ‘Thirthan Wild Life Sanctuary’ is located in the district of 

(A) Sirmaur 

(B) Kullu 

(C) Kangra 

(D) Bilaspur 


22. Who started the ‘Shivaratri Fair’ in Mandi? 

(A) Raja virsen 

(B) Raja Amer Singh 

(C) Raja Ajbar Sen 

(D) Vihangmani Pal


23. The famous temple of Hatkoti is located in the district of 

(A) Kullu 

(B) Mandi 

(C) Shimla 

(D) Sirmaur 


24. ‘Gaeity Theatre’ located at Shimla was opened up in the year………………… 

(A) 1856 

(B) 1876 

(C) 1887 

(D) 1896 


25. In South India, Hindu God…………… is known as ‘Murgan’. 

(A) Rama 

(B) Ganesha 

(C) Shiva 

(D) Kartikeya


26. The ancient city of ‘Pompeii’ is located in……………. 

(A) France 

(B) Chile 

(C) Italy 

(D) Japan 


27. On which river ‘Nagarjuna Sagar Project’ has been built up? 

(A) Godavari 

(B) Krishna 

(C) Cauvery 

(D) Tungabhadra 


28. India’s first scientific base station situated in Antartica is known as ……………… 

(A) Dhruv 

(B) Uttarapath 

(C) Dakshin Gangotri 

(D) Himani


29. National fruit of India is………………. 

(A) Apple 

(B) Mango 

(C) Banana 

(D) Grapes 


30. ………………….. was the eminent scholar who accompanied Mehmood Ghaznabi to India. 

(A) Al-Beruni 

(B) Al-Firdausi 

(C) Amir Khusro 

(D) Ibn Batuta 


31. Who defeated ‘Rana Sanga’ in the famous battle of ‘Khanwa’? 

(A) Akbar 

(B) Humayun 

(C) Aurangzeb 

(D) Babur 


32. Which of the following religious leaders was brought up by the Muslim couple Neema and Neeru? 

(A) Ras Khan 

(B) Kabir 

(C) Surdas 

(D) Ravidas


33. In which session, the Indian National Congress was split up into ‘the Moderates’ and ‘the Extremists’? 

(A) Lahore 

(B) Calcutta 

(C) Surat 

(D) Lucknow 


34. The great revolt of 1857 started from 

(A) Jhansi 

(B) Delhi 

(C) Awadh 

(D) Meerut 


35. The Preamble to the Constitution of India starts with the words: 

(A) We, the people of India……… 

(B) The great people of India………. 

(C) We, the commoners of India………….. 

(D) Our beloved peole of India………………. 


36. The President may appoint all the following except 

(A) Prime Minister 

(B) Governor 

(C) High Court Judges 

(D) Chairman of Rajya Sabha


37. Which one of the following was described as the ‘Heart and Soul of the Constitution’ by Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar? 

(A) Right against Exploitation 

(B) Right to Constitutional Remedies 

(C) Principle Directives of State Policy 

(D) The idea of Parliament 


38. The yellow colour of urine is due to the presence of :

(A) Urochrome 

(B) Uric Acid 

(C) Cholesterol 

(D) Bile 

39. Carbohydrates and fats are :

(A) Body building foods 

(B) Energy producing foods 

(C) Protective foods 

(D) Luxury foods


40. If two satellites of different masses are revolving in the same orbit, they have same: 

(A) Speed 

(B) Speed and time period 

(C) Time period only 

(D) Angular momentum 


41. The ‘Balance of Trade’ is related to

(A) Only international trade 

(B) Only national trade 

(C) Both (A) and (B) 

(D) Total receipts and payments by a nation 


42. The budget where income is greater than expenditure is called as 

(A) Surplus budget 

(B) Deficit budget 

(C) Balanced budget 

(D) Zero based budget 


43. Who was the chef architect of ‘Green Revolution’ that significally improved the agricultural yield in the country? 

(A) V. Kurien 

(B) M.S. Swaminathan 

(C) Anna Hazare 

(D) Dr. Vishweshavaraiya


Directions (Q. No.s 44 to 48) : Each question below has one/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.


44. …………………did little boy see his mother…………………he began to cry. 

(A) So long as, shall 

(B) Unless, than 

(C) Hardly, than 

(D) No sooner, than


45. Ramesh works in a shop………….morning till evening. 

(A) For 

(B) From 

(C) Since 

(D) For 

46. The atomosphere………………dinner was warm and friendly. 

(A) About 

(B) On 

(C) Over 

(D) For


47. ……………no stretch of the imagination ……………..you call him ambitious. 

(A) From, might 

(B) By, could 

(C) From, shall 

(D) To, can 

48. …………your advice, I applied …………the job. 

(A) From, to 

(B) As, to 

(C) For, to 

(D) On, for


Directions (Q. Nos. 49 to 53): 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.


49. The name Mahesh Kapadia rings a bell but I am unable to recall him. 

(A) To knock the door 

(B) Sounds important 

(C) Sounds familiar 

(D) Making a phone call 


50. CBI believed that the Murderer was a gang member settling a score with a rival gang. 

(A) A venge a grievance or injury 

(B) Establishing supremacy 

(C) Killing someone accidentally 

(D) Punishing someone to avoid danger in future


51. My office is located within a stone’s throw of my house. 

(A) At a very long distance 

(B) Close or short distance 

(C) Place located in a jungle 

(D) None of the above 

52. Let us keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t rain today. 

(A) To wish for luck 

(B) To expedite the pending work 

(C) To make arrangements to face rain like provisions of Umbrellas and Raincoats 

(D) To feel bad about future event


53. At the eleventh hour, he worked very hard for examinations but he could not succeed. 

(A) Right from the beginning 

(B) Throughout a week 

(C) At the very last minute or delayed stage 

(D) For eleven months in a year

Directions (Q. Nos. 54 to 56) : Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in capitals. 


54. PRUDENT

(a) Shrewd 

(b) Judicious 

(c) Coward 

(d) Careless 


55. FANTASY 

(a) Splendid 

(b) Petty 

(c) Factual 

(d) Illusion


56. ONSET 

(a) Kickoff 

(b) Aggression 

(c) Conclusion 

(d) Charge 


Directions (Q.Nos. 57 and 58): Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the word printed in capitals.

57. ADVENT 

(a) Retreat 

(b) Arrival 

(c) Invention 

(d) Backward 


58. PECULIAR 

(a) Similar 

(b) Vague 

(c) Distinct 

(d) Usual

69.  A file can be moved from one location to another by the command ………… 

(A) Cut 

(B) Copy 

(C) Paste 

(D) All of these 


70. Which of the following is not an output device? 

(A) Printer 

(B) MICR 

(C) Speaker 

(D) LED


71. A program is a set of …………. 

(A) Words 

(B) Phrases 

(C) Instructions 

(D) none of these 


72. …………..has recently become the first state in the country to achieve 100% primary education. 

(A) Goa 

(B) Himachal Pradesh 

(C) Kerala 

(D) Arunachal Pradesh


73. The name “Pranav Dhanawade” is associated with 

(A) Cycling 

(B) Chess 

(C) Cricket 

(D) Golf 

74. The sportsperson ‘Sunil Chhetri’ is associated with 

(A) Football 

(B) Hockey 

(C) Cricket 

(D) Mountaineering


75. Which of the following personalities is not included in list of 10 Padma Vibhushan awardees, announced on 25th January, 2016? 

(A) Ujjwal Nikam 

(B) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 

(C) Girija Devi 

(D) Late. Dhirubhai Ambani 


76. Which of the following Hindi films has received nine awards at the 61st Bitannia Filmfare Awards-2015 ( held on January 15, 2016)? 

(A) Piku 

(B) Bajrangi Bhaijaan 

(C) Bajirao Mastani 

(D) Dilwaale 


77. The least populated state in India is :

(A) Goa 

(B) Tripura 

(C) Sikkim 

(D) Mizoram 


78. Which of the following countries was earlier known as ‘Ceylon’? 

(A) Sri Lanka 

(B) Myanmar 

(C) Indonesia 

(D) Fiji


79. The capital of Pakistan is:

(A) Lahore 

(B) Islamabad 

(C) Karachi 

(D) Peshawar 


80. ‘Sarnath’ famous for its ‘Ashokan Lion Capitol’ is in the state of 

(A) Uttar Pradesh 

(B) Madhya Pradesh 

(C) Bihar 

(D) Jharkhand 


81. Haridwar : Ganga :: Cuttack :? 

(A) Godavari 

(B) Krishna 

(C) Hugli 

(D) Mahanadi


82. Speed of sound is minimum in: 

(A) Solids 

(B) Liquids 

(C) Gases 

(D) None of these 


83. The shortsightedness (Myopia) can be corrected by using 

(A) Concave lens 

(B) Convex lens 

(C) Plain lens 

(D) None of these


84. Whose name is associated with the famous book – ‘Tales of Sherlock Holmes’ as its author? 

(A) Charles Lamb 

(B) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

(C) Rudyard Kipling 


(D) William Wordsworth 

85. As per the Transparency International’s International Corruption Perceptions Index -2015,……………is ranked first among the least corrupt nations. 

(A) Sweden 

(B) Finland 

(C) Denmark 

(D) New Zealand


86. The name ‘Hassan Rouhani’ is associated with ……………as its……….. 

(A) Afghanistan, Prime Minister 

(B) Iran, President 

(C) Iraq, President 

(D) Indonesia, Prime Minister 


87. The headquarters of SAARC are located at :

(A) Jakarta 

(B) Kuala Lumpur 

(C) Thimpu 

(D) Kathmandu


88. …………….was the first man to fly into space. 

(A) Neil Armstrong 

(B) Edwin E Aldrin 

(C) Yuri Gagarin 

(D) Robert Peary 


89. ‘Dhyan Chand Trophy’ is associated with 

(A) Football 

(B) Cricket 

(C) Golf 

(D) Hockey 


90. The name ‘Mrinalini Sarabhai’ is associated with 

(A) Odissi 

(B) Kathak 

(C) Kathakali and Bharatnatyam 

(D) Manipuri


91. Who has played main lead role in the Hindi film ‘Neerja’? 

(A) Deepika Padukone 

(B) Kangna Ranaut 

(C) Sonam Kapoor 

(D) Aliya Bhatt 


92. In the Mahabharata, who learnt music and dance from the Gandharva Chitrasena? 

(A) Arjuna 

(B) Bheema 

(C) Nakula 

(D) Yudhishthira 


93. The famous publishing house ‘Geeta Press’ has its headquarters located at………….. 

(A) Haridwar 

(B) Banaras 

(C) Gorakhpur 

(D) Allahabad 


94. ‘Sudhir Tailang’ who recently (Feb. 2016) passed away, was a famous 

(A) Film Director (Bangla) 

(B) Classical Singer 

(C) Flute Player 

(D) Cartoonist 


95. From the given alternatives, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word: PARLIAMENTARIAN 

(A) PEARL 

(B) TRAINER 

© MANNER 

(E) MARRIED


96. ‘Ramnath Goenka’ award is given for excellence in the field of 

(A) Science 

(B) Industry 

(C) Journalism 

(D) Technology 


97. ‘Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar’ is the Chief Minister of 

(A) Rajasthan 

(B) Madhya Pradesh 

(C) Jharkhand 

(D) Haryana 


98. Who among the following is the ‘Union Minister for Human Resource Development’? 

(A) Sushma Swaraj 

(B) Harsh Vardhan 

(C) Kiren Rijiju 

(D) Smriti Irani 


99. Which of the following countries has recently (on January 6, 2016) declared that it had detonated its first hydrogen bomb? 

(A) China 

(B) Iran 

(C) North Korea 

(D) Pakistan 


100. Which of the following foreign military contingents has become ever foreign contingent to march down the Rajpath during the Republic Day parade this year? 

(A) U.S. 

(B) Sri Lankan 

(C) South African 

(D) French


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