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2008 Kerala Public Service Service Commission - Divisional Accountant Question paper

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1. The two ancient cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa are now in :

A. Bngaladesh B. India C. Tibet D. Pakistan

2. " Budhacharita" was written by :

A. Kalidasa B. Vikramaditya C. Ashvagosha D. Banabhatta

3. Saka Era was introduced by

A. Kanishka B. Chandragupta Maurya C. Ashoka D. Harsha

4. Which one of the following Mughal Emperors patronized architecture most?

A. Humayun B. Akbar C. Shah Jahan D. Jahangir

5. The British formed the East Indai Company in :

A. 1600 ` B. 1601 C. 1602 D. 1603

6. The first railway line in India was started in the year:

A. 1850 B. 1853 C. 1858 D. 1892

7. The immediate cause of the Revolt of 1987 was:

A. Low wages paid to soldiers B. Imperialistic exploitation

C. Use of greased cartridges D. All of the above

8. The first news paper which was published in India was:

A. The Culcutta Gazette B. The Amrit Bazar Patrika

C. The Bengal Gazette D. The Culacutta Chronicle

9. Bal Gangadar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal during India's Struggle for Independence advocated:

A. Co-operation B. Concillatioan C. Extremism D. Moderation

10. Kancheepuram was once the capital of :

A. The Cholas B. The Pandyas C. The Pallavas D. The Cheras

11. Who among the following women leaders was not the President of Indian Natioanl Congress even once?

A. Annie Beasant B. Vijayalakshmi Pandit C. Sarojini Naidu D. Indira Gandhi

12. Who was the Nawab of Bengal at the time of the Battle of Plassey?

A. Mir Jaffer B. Mir Jumla C. Mir Qasim D. Siraj-ud-daula

13. In 1943, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose proclaimed the formation of the Provisional Government of Independent India (Azad Hind) in :

A. Vienna B. Tokyo C. Rangoon D. Singapore

14. Right belief, Right cognition and Right conduct are the three gems or Triratnas associated with :

A. Buddhism B. Jainism C. Hinduism D. Islam

15. The countries comprising the Indian sub-continent are:

A. India, Pakistan, China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh

B. India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh

C. India, Nepal, China, and Bangladesh

D. None of these.

16. The Nilgiris are part of the :

A. Western Ghats B. Eastern Ghats C. Aravallis D. Satpura

17. The most useful feature of Himalayan rivers is that:

A. they are huge in terms of total length

B. They offer perennial source of water supply

C. They deposit large amount of silt

D. All of the above

18. The richest type of soil is the:

A. red soil B. Alluvial soil C. Black soil D. Laterite soil

19. The Ganges beyond Farakka after entering Bangladesh is known as:

A. Padma B. Ganga Sagar C. Swaran Ganga D. Meghna

20. The copper mines in India are located in :

A. Mayurbhanj B. Dhanbad C. Kolar D. Khetri

21. The largest river of Peninsular India is:

A. Mahanadi B. Kaveri C. Godavari D. Krishna

22. Neyveli Lignite project is located in :

A. Andhra Pradesh B. Kerala C. Tamil Nadu D. Karnataka

23. The multipurpose project irrigating maximum area in India is :

A. Damodar Valley B. Beas C. Hirakud D. Bhakra Nangal

24. Which of the following is known as the Rice Bowl of South India?

A. Knokan coastal region B. Kaveri delta

C. Kerala D. Krishna – Godavari delta.

25. When the days and nights are equal in both the hemispheres of the earth it is called;

A. Equinox B. Perihelion C. Aphelion D. Solstice

26. The temperate grasslands of South America are called:

A. Pampas B. Priaries C. Downs D. Steppes

27. The City of Seven Hills is:

A. Chicago B. Berlin C. Rome D. Vienna

28. “Moorlands” are:

A. Marine vegetation near Sundarbans.

B. The area of marshy lands.

C. The region where evergreen trees flourish.

D. Areas where twisted shrubs and grasses grow.

29. The structure of the Indian Constitution is :

A. Unitary B. Rigid C. Flexible D. Federal in form and Unitary in spirit

30. The difference between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles is :

A. Fundamental Rights are justiciable while Directive Principles is :

B. Fundamental Rights are positive while Directive Principles are not.

C. Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles are justiciable.

D. Directive Principles are given precedence over Fundamental Rights.

31. Which of the following Rights was described by Dr. Ambedkar as the “heart and soul of the constitution” ?

A. Right to Equality B. Right to Constitutional Remedies

C. Right to Religion D. Right to Freedom

32. The President of India can be removed from his office by:

A. The Prime Minister B. The Home Minister C. The Electorate D. Impeachment

33. Can the Rajya Sabha be dissolved by the President?

A. Yes B. No C. Sometimes D. Not always

34. How many schedules are there in the Indian Constitution?

A. Six B. Eight C. Nine D. Ten

35. The dominant occupation of the Indian is :

A. Trade B. Industry C. Transport D. Agriculture

36. In India the present trend of rapid urbanization is due to :

A. Influence of cinema and electronic media

B. Lack of employment opportunities in rural areas.

C. Break up of joint family system.

D. Abolition of Zamindari system.

37. Which of the following States accounts for the largest share of industrial production and capital investment?

A. Gujarat B. Maharashtra C. Tamil Nadu D. West Bengal

38. Freon gas is used in :

A. Air-conditioners B. Refrigerators C. Television D. Nuclear reactors

39. The preparation of soap involves the process called:

A. Neutralization B. Esterification C. Hydrolysis D. None of these

40. The constituent of blood associated with resistance to disease is :

A. Haemoglobin B. RBC C. WBC D. Plasma

41. Dialysis is used in the case of a patient suffering from:

A. Liver trouble B. Kidney trouble C. Cataract D. Jaundice

42. The method of Radio-carbon dating is used to find the age of :

A. Fossils B. Stars C. Skeletons D. Trees

43. Sickle cell anemia is a:

A. Genetic disorder B. Virus disease C. Bacterial disease

D. Disease due to vitamin deficiency

44. The first European to visit Chins was :

A. Robert Peary B. Vasco-da-Gama C. Amundsen D. Marco Polo

45. What was the title of Oliver Cromwell when he ruled England?

A. King B. Commander-in-Chief C. Lord Protector D. Chancellor

46. India’s National Song was derived from a famous book entitled :

A. Agni Vina B. Bharat Bharti C. Geet Govindam D. Anand Math

47. Which one of the following is a classical dance ?

A. Bharatnatyam B. Kathakali C. Odissi D. All of the above

48. The National game if India is :

A. Hockey B. Football C. Cricket D. Basketball

49. The UN body concerned with the welfare of children is :


50. The Aid India Club was formed at the suggestion of :

A. World Bank B. UK C. USA D. India

51. The Headquarters of SAARC is located at :

A. New Delhi B. Colombo C. Kathmandu D. Singapore

52. The book “A passage to England” was written by :

A. E.M Forster B. J.K Galbraith C. Mulk Raj Anand D. Nirad C. Chaudhary.

53. The book “ Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” ?

A. K.A Abbas B. G.B Shaw C. Earnest Hemingway D. Arthur Conan Doyle

54. Who wrote the book “The Prince” ?

A. Machiavelli B. Francis Bacon C. H.G Wells D. Bertrand Russell

55. Which of the following pairs is not correct?

A. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

B. Kubla Khan – Coleridge

C. Asian Drama – Leo, Tolstoy

D. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H Lawrence.

56. Who created the character Sir John Falstaff?

A. William Shake sphere B. George Bernard Shaw

C. Charles Dickens D. Thomas Hardy

57. Who was it that said “ Where wealth accumulates, men decay”?

A. John Adams B. Oliver Goldsmith

C. Mahatma Gandhi D. Swami Vivekananda

58. The statement “ Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” was made by :

A. Abraham Lincoln B. Thomas Jefferson

C. Lord Action D. Sir Winston Churchill

59. Arjuna Award to the sports man of the year was instituted in the year :

A. 1959 B. 1960 C. 1961 D. 1962

60. Dronacharya Awards instituted in 1985 are given to :

A. Best sports – person of the year. B. Ex – sports persons for their contribution

C. Coaches who have trained outstanding sports persons or teams making achievements.

D. None of these

61. What is the distance between the opposite sides of wickets in cricket?

A. 12 yards B. 22 yards C. 20 yards D. 12 meters

62. Who among the following became the first Asian batsman to have scored more than a hundred first class centuries :?

A. Sunil Gavaskar B. Zaheer Abbas C. Javed Miandad D. Mohinder Amarnath

63. Straight Punch is term associated with :

A. Boxing B. Billiards C. Chess D. Golf

64. The first person to sail round the world was:

A. Captain Cook B. Ferdinand Magellan C. David Livingston D. Henry Kissinger

65. Who among the following Nobel Laureate?

A. Neil Armstrong B. Joseph Brodsky C. Mikhail Gorbachev D. Louis Pasteur

66. The 1994 Ramon Magsaysay Award given to :

A. Kiran Bedi B. Mother Teresa C. T.N Seshan D. P.T Usha

67. What is “Prithvi” ?

A. India’s main battle tank B. India’s field – gun

C. India’s first nuclear – powered submarine D. India’s surface to surface missile

68. There is no Atomic Power Station at :

A. Kalpakkam B. Narora C. Tarapur D. Trombay

69. The first spacecraft that landed man on the moon was :

A. Apollo –I B. Apollo-II C. Lunik – III D. Vega – I

70. Radioactivity Disintegration of Uranium ultimately leads to :

A. Thorium B. Polonium C. Lead D. Isotopes

71. Increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes :

A. Rise in earth temperature B. Fall in earth temperature

C. Uniform earth temperature D. Increase in ultraviolet rays.

72. The World Environment Day is celebrated on :

A. March 5 B. June 5 C. September 5 D. November 5

73. Democracy In India rests on the fact that :

A. The Constitution is written B. There are Fundamental Rights

C. People have right to choose and change the government

D. There are Directive Principles of State Policy.

74. A body falling freely from a height towards the earth moves with uniform:

A. Speed B. Velocity C. Acceleration D. Weight

75. Who was the first recognized leader of opposition in the Indian Parliament?

A. A.K Gopalan B. S.A Dange C. Y.B Chavan D. S. Chandrasekhar


1. D 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. A 6. B

7. C 8. C 9.C 10. C 11. B 12. D

13. D 14. B 15. B 16. A 17. D 18. B

19. A 20. D 21. C 22. C 23. C 24. D

25. A 26. A 27. C 28. B 29. D 30. A

31. B 32. D 33. B 34. Answers 12 schedules 35. D

36. B 37. B 38. B 39. D Answer : Saponification 40. C

41. B 42. A 43. A 44. D 45. C 46. D

47. D 48. A 49. B 50. A 51. C 52. D

53. D 54. A 55. C 56. A 57. B 58. C

59. C 60. C 61. B 62. A 63. A 64. B

65. C 66. A 67. D 68. D 69. B 70. C

71. A 72. B 73. C 74. C 75. C

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