Assam Judicial Service Grade-I 2014 Paper-I
Assam Judicial Service Grade-I 2014 Paper-I Question Paper
Total marks – 100 Duration – 3 hours
Part – A
1. Write essays on any two of the following topics:
(i) Section 377 I.P.C. and protection of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
(ii) Pre-trial detention- necessity and relevancy.
(iii) Freedom of expression Vs media trial.
(iv) Multi-party system is beneficial for Democracy.
Part – B
2. Read the following passage and answer the question that follows the passage:
One phase of the business cycle is the expansion phase. This phase is a twofold one including recovery and prosperity. During the recovery period there is ever-growing expansion of existing facilities, and new facilities for production are created. More businesses are created and older ones expanded. Improvements of various kinds are made. There is an ever-increasing optimism about the future of economic growth. Much capital is invested in machinery or “heavy” industry. More labour is employed.
More raw materials are required. As one part of the economy develops, other parts are affected. For example, a great expansion in automobiles results in an expansion of the steel, glass and rubber industries. Roads are required, thus the cement and machinery industries are stimulated. Demand for labour and materials results in greater prosperity for workers and suppliers of raw materials, including farmers. This increases purchasing power and the volume of goods bought and sold. Thus, prosperity is diffused among the various segments of the population.
This prosperity period may continue to rise and rise without an apparent end. However, a time comes when this phase reaches a peak and stops spiralling upwards. This is the end of the expansion phase.
I. Which of the following statements is the best example of the optimism mentioned in the passage as being part of the expansion phase?
(a) Public fluids are designated for the construction of new highways
(b) designed to stimulate tourism.
(c) Industrial firms allocate money for the purchase of machine tools
(d) The prices of agricultural commodities are increased at the producer level.
(e) Full employment is achieved at all levels of the economy.
(f) Taxes are reduced in the economy.
II. It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes that
(a) When consumers lose their confidence in the market, a recession follows.
(b) Cyclical ends to business expansion are normal.
(c) Luxury goods such as jewellery are unaffected by industrial expansion.
(d) With sound economic policies, prosperity can become a fixed pattern.
(e) Business expansion is followed by an economic depression.
III. Which of the following statements would be most likely to begin the paragraph immediately following the passage?
(a) Some industries are, by their very nature, cyclical, having regular phases of expansion and recession.
(b) Inflation is a factor that must be taken into consideration in any discussion of the expansion phase.
(c) The farmer’s role during the expansion phase is of vital importance.
(d) During the expansion phase, everyone is optimistic.
IV. What is the passage about?
(a) Economics of necessity
(b) Idea of growth
(c) Phase of expansion of business
(d) Economic growth education.
3. In each of the following questions, a word printed in capital letters precedes four optional words or phrases. From these four optional words or phrases, pick the one most nearly opposite in meaning to the capitalized word.
4. In each of the following questions, a word printed in capital letters precedes four optional words or phrases. From these four optional words or phrases, pick the one most nearly similar in meaning to the capitalized word.
5. Directions – In each of these questions, in the given sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Write the correct/more appropriate part for the underlined part of the sentence.
(Please write complete sentences with the answer underlined)
I. Although I calculate that he will be here any minute, I cannot wait much longer for him.
II. Eaten in Portugal only, the Indians viewed the potato with suspicion for they assumed it had poisonous properties since only the white skinned people consumed it.
III. The Vice President of the local bank spoke for a half an hour and told his colleague that he, his colleague, must consider finding a new job, or accept a reduction in salary.
IV. No matter what experience you have had with forest fires, if you would have witnessed the fire roaring down through the canyon, you would have been terrified.
V. Except for you and I. everyone brought a present for the little birthday boy.
6. Substitute the following by one word
I. One who believes that nothing can be known about God.
II. The art of telling one’s character or future by examining one’s hands.
III. To kill by passing electricity through the body.
IV. Goods carried by ship, train, plane, etc.
V. The appearing of objects which are not really there.
7. Directions- The following questions consist of two words each that have a certain relationship to each other followed by a third word. From amongst the given options, select the word that has same relationship with the third word like the original pair of words.
I. Eye : Myopia :: Teeth 😕
II. Darwin : Evolution :: Archimedes : ?
III. Matricide: Mother:: Homicide : ?
IV. Disease: Pathology:: Planet: ?
V. Sedative: Pain:: Solace : ?
8. Fill in the blanks with most appropriate option
I. After a short holiday Rajni came back totally_____
II. Macbeth is a tragedy of a man who was______ with great qualities.
III. The most obvious reason for his lack of popularity was his______ to find fault with others.
IV. Gokhle’s patriotic speeches_____ people to dedicate their lives to the nation.
V. AIDS is not a disease that can be______ through the air or by insects.
Part – C
9. Select the most appropriate answer
I. The play ‘Ruddhasangit’ is based on the life of-
(a) Shyamal Mitra
(b) Hemanta Mukherj ee
(c) Pumadas Baaul
(d) Debabrata Biswas
II. What branch of biology, dating from the discovery of blood corpuscles by Marcello Malpighi in 1661, classifies and describes the development of the forms of living organisms?
III. Which country reached an agreement with Kosovo on overcoming ethnic enmities?
IV. The main occupation of Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) people was
(a) Animal Husbandry
V. The only Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi was
(a) Razia Sultana
(b) Mumtaz Mahal
(c) Hamida Banu Begum
(d) Nur Zahan
VI. The market regulation in India were introduced by
(c) Sher Shah Suri
(d) Allauddin Khilji
VII. The pioneer of the Bhakti movement in India was
VIII. Which of the following States of India has the longest coastline?
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh
IX. The wrongly matched pair is
X. In the human body, the basic building blocks are
XI. The concept of welfare state is included in the constitution of India in the
(a) Fundamental Rights
(b) Fundamental Duties
(d) Directive Principles
XII. Secularism in the Indian context means that
(a) Citizens are not discriminated on account of religion
(b) Religion is regarded as a private affair of a citizen
(c) Neither (A) nor (B)
(d) Both (A) and (B)
XIII. The boundary line between India and Pakistan on their attaining independence in 1947 is called
(a) Maginot Line
(b) Durand Line
(c) Mc Mohan Line
(d) Radcliffe Line
XIV. Two Ashokan pillars were brought and installed in Delhi by
(a) Qutubuddin Aibak
(b) Firozeshah Tughlaq
(d) Alauddin Khalji
XV. Which of the following planets is smaller than the Earth?
XVI. Myanmar is a new name of
XVII. The language used for standard zoological nomenclature is
XVIII. Goitre or abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland is caused by the deficiency of
XIX. Computer follows a simple principle called GIGO which means:
(a) Garbage in garbage out
(b) Give input get output
(c) Good input good output
(d) Greater instructions greater output
XX. What is the commonly used unit for measuring the speed of data transmission?
(a) Bits per second
(b) Nano seconds
(c) Characters per second
(d) Mega Hertz
XXI. ‘Blue tooth’ technology allows –
(a) Landline phone to mobile phone communication
(b) Signal transmission on mobile phones only
(c) Wireless communication between equipments
(d) Satellite television communication
XXII. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(c) Garba-Guj arat
XXIII. Tatu-bola, fuleco, Adidas- Brazuca, Caxirola, Inspiration are associated with –
(a) FIFA World Cup-2014
(b) Winter Olympics 2013 – Sochi
(d) Official sponsors of French Grand-prix- 2014
XXIV. Bit coins are-
(a) Virtual currency earned by solving a complex set of logarithms
(computer-based mathematical problem)
(b) A portal of capital market
(c) Genetically grown crops
(d) Genetically grown buffalos
XXV. A much acclaimed book “The Immortals of Meluha” has been authored by-
(a) Amish Tripathi.
(b) Karan Johar.
(c) Mahesh Bhatt
(d) Karan Thaper
XXVI. Which of the public sector bank has so far not issued credit cards?
(a) Central Bank of India
(b) State Bank of India
(c) IDBI Bank
(d) Canara Bank
XXVII. Reserve Bank of India has decided to withdraw all currency notes printed before 2005. It is being done-
(a) To detect, weed out and estimate the quantum of fake currency in India.
(b) To unearth the black money in the country
(c) For no stated reason
(d) To issue plastic currency in near future
XXVIII. The concept of “Vicious circle” of poverty has been given by-
(a) Gunnar Myrdal
(b) Ragner Nurkse
(c) V.K.R.V. Rao
(d) Dada Bhai Nauroji
XXIX. The difference in the duration of day and night increases as one move from?
(a) West to East
(b) East and West of the prime meridian
(c) Poles to equator
(d) Equator to poles
XXX. Blue revolution refers to?
(a) Forest Development
(c) Poultry Farming
10. Write answers to the following questions (do not write the question)
I. Ordinary Table Salt is Sodium Chloride. What is baking Soda?
II. Name the fastest Indian Supercomputer recently developed by ISRO?
III. Name the first Nuclear Powered Submarine of India?
IV. For what reason Edward Snowden was recently in news?
V. What does IRCTC stand for?
VI. What is “Bing” which is related to Internet Communication?
VII. Recently, Naval Officers were killed in a fire mishap in a Submarine, named?
VIII. Name the eminent Scientist who has been conferred “Bharat Ratna” along with legendary Cricketer- Sachin Tendulkar?
IX. Name the legendary sports person who is battling for life after the Dec.29 Ski Accident on the Slope of Meribel Ski Station in French Alps?
X. Which country will host the 20th FIFA World Cup-2014?