PU CET 2011

1. The Constitution of independent India came into force on
(a) 26th January 1950.
(b) 26th August 1947.
(c) 26th August 1949.
(d) 26th January 1949.

2. Which part of the Constitution reflects the vision and the aims of the founding fathers and states the goals before the nation?
(a) Fundamental rights
(b) Preamble
(c) Directive principles of state policy
(d) Fundamental duties

3. A system of government in which individual states have control over their own affairs but are controlled by a Central government in matters of national importance is called
(a) unitary system.
(b) federal system.
(c) socialist system.
(d) republican system.

4. The directive principles are given effect
(a) by the Constitution itself.
(b) by the orders of the executive.
(c) by laws passed by the government.
(d) by the judiciary.

India’s Constitution draws its authority from
(a) the constitution itself.
(b) the parliament.
(c) judicial decisions.
(d) the people of India.

6. Which of the following is not a fundamental right?
(a) Right to life.
(b) Right to freedom of religion.
(c) Cultural and educational right.
(d) Freedom to acquire, hold, and dispose off property.

7. Right to Education Act, 2009, provides for free and compulsory education to
(a) all illiterate children.
(b) all illiterate children as well as adults.
(c) all children up to the age of 10.
(d) children aged between 6 and 14.

8. The Union Legislature (Parliament) consists of
(a) the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
(b) the Lok Sabha only.
(c) the Rajya Sabha only.
(d) the President and the two houses.

9. The President of India can nominate_______ members from the Anglo-Indian community if enough members are not elected to represent that community.
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

10. A citizen can contest the Lok Sabha elections on reaching the age of
(a) 18 years.
(b) 21 years.
(c) 25 years.
(d) 35 years.

11. Who is the presiding officer of the Lok Sabha?
(a) President
(b) Speaker
(c) Vice president
(d) Chief Justice of India

12. Each member of the Rajya Sabha has a term of_______ years.
(a) 6
(b) 5
(c) 4
(d) 3

13. The minimum age to become a member of the Rajya Sabha is______ years.
(a) 30
(b) 25
(c) 35
(d) 21

Indian Parliament is to have at least ______ sessions in an year.
(a) one
(b) two
(c) three
(d) four

15. The first hour of every sitting of the Parliament is known as
(a) zero hour.
(b) question hour.
(c) debate hour.
(d) discussion hour.

16. The residuary powers with regard to law making are vested in the
(a) Parliament.
(b) State legislature.
(c) Executive.
(d) Judiciary.

17. Debates over issues of public interests are held during
(a) zero hour.
(b) question hour.
(c) debate hour.
(d) discussion hour.

18. Advisory jurisdiction can be exercised by
(a) Supreme Court only.
(b) High Court only.
(c) District Court.
(d) Both by the Supreme Court and the High Court.

19. The Environment Act, 1986, was passed to give effect to which of the following?
(a) Fundamental rights.
(b) Directive principles of state policy.
(c) Fundamental duties.
(d) Both (a) and (b) above.

20. Article 40 of the Constitution provides for
(a) free legal aid.
(b) Panchayati Raj.
(c) social welfare.
(d) separation of judiciary from executive.

21. Draconian means
(a) harsh and severe,
(b) outdated.
(c) not practical.
(d) impossible.

22. The opposite of ‘zenith’ is
(a) nadir.
(b) bottom.
(c) fathom.
(d) zilch.

23. A person who willingly aids or consent in an activity, especially a criminal activity is called
(a) accessory.
(b) ancillary.
(c) attenuate.
(d) fait accompli.

24. An official working in an organization or a government department, especially one who follows the rules of the department too strictly is called a
(a) bureaucrate.
(b) bureaucrat.
(c) buraeucrate.
(d) buraeucrat.

25. vox populi means
(a) a famous personality.
(b) popular opinion.
(c) a very popular drama.
(d) group of people.

26. The phrase ‘in mint condition’ means
(a) in new and perfect condition.
(b) in old and dilapidated state.
(c) old and require repair.
(d) in a state of breakdown.

27. Criminal or suspect who is on the run is called
(a) grass.
(b) apache.
(c) fugitive.
(d) accomplice.

28. Which of the following words stands for ‘to study hard’?
(a) Swat.
(b) Swot.
(c) Swop.
(d) Swap.

29. The synonym for ‘zeal’ is
(a) Passion
(b) Crazy
(c) Allure
(d) Alert

30. Which of the following words correctly represent ‘happening or done sometimes but not often’?
(a) Occassional
(b) Occasional
(c) Ocassionel
(d) Occasionel

31. What will be the ratio between two numbers if 3/4th of a number is equal to 2/3rd of another number?
(a) 2:3
(b) 3:4
(c) 8:9
(d) 6:9

32. Sumit walks 10m south from his house, turns left and walks 25m, again turns left and walks 40m, then turns right and walks 5m to reach his college. In which direction is his college situated from his house?
(a) North east
(b) South west
(c) East
(d) North

33. A is the son of B, and B and C are brothers. X is the mother of C and M is the daughter of X. On this basis, of this which of the following is correct?
(a) M is maternal aunt of A
(b) M and C are sisters
(c) A and C are cousins
(d) B and M are brothers

34. Insert the missing number
152 () 133
(a) 25
(b) 15
(c) 18
(d) 10

35. Insert the missing letter
WTPMI _____
(a) F
(b) E
(c) G
(d) D

36. If COLD : FSQJ : : HEAT : ?
(a) YHGY
(b) KIFZ
(c) KJFX
(d) KIGZ

37. Insert the missing number
11 12 14______ 26 42
(a) 16
(b) 18
(c) 20
(d) 22

38. Find the odd man out New Delhi Tokyo New York Moscow
(a) New Delhi
(b) Tokyo
(c) New York
(d) Moscow

39. If two clerks can type two pages in two minutes, how many clerks will it take to type 18 pages in 6 minutes?
(a) 4
(b) 6
(c) 12
(d) 18

40. Find the odd man out walnut, apple, mango, banana
(a) walnut
(b) apple
(c) mango
(d) banana

41. Intensity of the earthquake that hit Japan recently in the Richter scale was .
(a) 6.5
(b) 7.2
(c) 8.9
(d) 9.2

42. Hosni Mubarak who was recently ousted from power was the President of
(a) Libya.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Syria.
(d) Yemen.

43. Name the city which was affected recently with nuclear leakage.
(a) Hiroshima
(b) Fukushima
(c) Yokohama
(d) Kukushima

44. Which of the following ministers was associated with 2G spectrum scam?
(a) Suresh Kalmadi
(b) A. Raja
(c) Sharad Pawar
(d) M. Karunanidhi

45. The minister supposed to be involved in Commonwealth Games scam is
(a) A. Raja.
(b) Kanimozhi.
(c) Sharad Pawar.
(d) Suresh Kalmadi.

46. Who won the ‘Man of the Series Award’ in the recently concluded cricket world cup?
(a) Sachin Tendulkar
(b) Tilakratne Dilshan
(c) M.Muralidharan
(d) Yuvraj Singh

47. Anna Hazare, the social worker demanding Lokpal Bill sat on hunger strike at
(a) New Delhi.
(b) Bombay.
(c) Pune.
(d) Ahmedabad.

48. Shunglu Committee was set up by the Centre to probe
(a) CWG scam 2010.
(b) Telecom scam.
(c) 2G spectrum scam.
(d) Fodder scam.

49. The opening match of IPL 2011 between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was played at
(a) Bombay.
(b) Kolkata.
(c) Chennai.
(d) Bangalore.

50. The percentage of decadal growth of population during 2001-2011 as per census 2011 is
(a) 21.54.
(b) 17.64.
(c) 15.89.
(d) 19.21.

51. The overall sex ratio as per census 2011 is
(a) 933.
(b) 940.
(c) 927.
(d) 936.

52. The district that ranked at the top as per literacy rate of census 2011 is
(a) Serchhip.
(b) Ernakulam.
(c) Bijapur.
(d) Aizawl.

53. PAC stands for
(a) Public Action Committee.
(b) Parliament Action Committee.
(c) Public Account Committee.
(d) Public Corporate Committee.

54. STD stands for
(a) Subsidized Trunk Dialing.
(b) Subscribers Trunk Dialing.
(c) Standard Trunk Dialing.
(d) Subscription Trunk Dialing.

55. FIR stands for
(a) First Information Registered.
(b) First Information Reported.
(c) First Information Report.
(d) Final Information Report.

56. VAT stands for
(a) Value Added Tax.
(b) Value Accounted Tax.
(c) Value Admissible Tax.
(d) Value Aided Tax.

57. PAN stands for
(a) Personal Account Number.
(b) Permanent Account Number.
(c) Public Account Number.
(d) Personal Allotted Number.

58. Parliament is adjourned sine die means
(a) it will meet after fresh elections.
(b) it will meet when speaker wants.
(c) when some emergency matter is to be discussed.
(d) when an international treaty is to be ratified.

59. Motel is a restaurant where
(a) there is motor parking facility.
(b) payment for goods/services has to be paid in advance.
(c) foods and services are offered at subsidized rates.
(d) five star facilities are available.

60. The first President of Independent India was
(a) C. Rajagopalachari.
(b) Dr Rajendra Prasad.
(c) Lord Mountbatten.
(d) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

61. The normal temperature of human body is
(a) 98.4 °F.
(b) 98.6 °F.
(c) 98.6 °C.
(d) 98.4 °C.

62. The Bhopal gas tragedy was caused due to the leakage of
(a) carbon monoxide.
(b) methyl isocyanate.
(c) ammonia gas.
(d) methyl pentacynate.

63. Chernobyl in Ukraine is remembered because of
(a) earthquake of severe intensity.
(b) volcanic eruption.
(c) nuclear disaster.
(d) terrorist violence.

64. Which river causes floods in Assam in rainy season?
(a) Kosi
(b) Mahanadi
(c) Brahmaputra
(d) Ganga

65. Which of the following is an example of conventional sources of energy?
(a) Nuclear energy,
(b) Solar energy.
(c) Hydel power.
(d) Wind energy.

66. Digbot in Assam is a .
(a) gold mine
(b) oil field
(c) coal field
(d) diamond mine

67. Which city is known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’?
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Kochi
(c) Mangalore
(d) Bangalore

68. Which of the following cities witnessed a disastrous industrial accident in 1984?
(a) Chernobyl
(b) Bhopal
(c) Bhilai
(d) New Delhi

69. The British established the Supreme Court in India in 1774 at
(a) Bombay.
(b) Madras.
(c) Calcutta.
(d) Delhi.

70. In which year high courts were established by the British at Calcutta and Bombay?
(a) 1865
(b) 1774
(c) 1869
(d) 1890

71. In which year the British for the first time established universities in India?
(a) 1882
(b) 1887
(c) 1857
(d) 1892

72. Shantiniketan, an educational institution was established by
(a) Warren Hastings,
(b) Wellesley.
(c) Tagore.
(d) Cornwallis.

73. Which of the following Acts was passed by the British in the year 1856?
(a) Widow Remarriage Act
(b) Child Marriage Restraint Act
(c) Sati Prohibition Act
(d) Indian Contract Act

74. Which British Governor General prohibited Sati by an Act?
(a) Warren Hastings
(b) William Bentinck
(c) Lord Clive
(d) Lord Lytton

75. Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on
(a) 13 April 1918.
(b) 13 April 1916.
(c) 13 April 1919.
(d) 13 April 1915.

76. Railways and telegraph were introduced in India in 1853 by
(a) Lord Dalhousie.
(b) Lord Minto.
(c) Lord Canning.
(d) Lord Irwin.

77. Which of the following is a biotic component of an eco system?
(a) air
(b) water
(c) plants
(d) soil

78. The first computer was designed by
(a) Guttenburg.
(b) Graham Bell.
(c) Charles Babbage,
(d) John Neuman.

79. Local Area Network (LAN) is a
(a) a collection of local area networks.
(b) a network that covers large geographic area.
(c) representation of the physical layout of the network.
(d) a high speed communication system.

80. The United Nations was formed on
(a) 24 October 1944.
(b) 24 October 1945.
(c) 24 October 1946.
(d) 24 October 1947.

81. Which is the most powerful organ of the United Nations?
(a) General Assembly
(b) Secretariat
(c) Security Council
(d) International Court of Justice

82. Who is the present Secretary General of the United Nations?
(a) Kofi Annan
(b) Ban ki Moon
(c) Satish Chandra
(d) Mahela Samaraweera

83. Which of the following countries have the right to exercise veto power in the UN?
(a) Italy
(b) Germany
(c) China
(d) Brazil

84. The number of bones in an adult human being is
(a) 209.
(b) 207.
(c) 206.
(d) 210.

85. Shoulder is an example of
(a) ball and socket joint.
(b) hinge joint.
(c) pivot joint.
(d) gliding joint.

86. Which of the following nutrients helps us to grow?
(a) Carbohydrates
(b) Proteins
(c) Vitamins
(d) Fats

87. Rickets is caused by the deficiency of
(a) Vitamin A.
(b) Vitamin C.
(c) Vitamin D.
(d) Iodine.

88. The first man-made satellite was
(a) Skylab.
(b) Sputnik-1.
(c) Aryabhatta.
(d) Insat 3E.

89. The first step in scientific enquiry is
(a) collection of data.
(b) selecting the problem.
(c) formulation of hypotheses.
(d) classification of data.

90. Which one of the following is an approach to the analysis of consumer behavior in economics?
(a) Utility analysis
(b) Inductive analysis
(c) Deductive analysis
(d) Empirical analysis

91. The tenth plan period was
(a) 2001-2006.
(b) 2002-2007.
(c) 2003-2008.
(d) 2005-2011.

92. Who started the Bhoodan movement in 1951?
(a) Anna Hazare
(b) BabaAmte
(c) Acharya Vinoba Bhave
(d) Sarojini Naidu

93. Dr Kelkar’s Committee was set up to make recommendations on
(a) direct taxes.
(b) indirect taxes.
(c) both direct and indirect taxes.
(d) income tax.

94. Which of the following is an element of state?
(a) Strong army
(b) Good infrastructure
(c) Population
(d) Democracy

95. Who said ‘Man can feel freedom and enjoy freedom only if exploitation of man by man comes to an end’?
(a) Karl Marx
(b) Aristotle
(c) J. Bentham
(d) Rousseau

96. Which of the following is not a major environmental issue?
(a) Loss of biodiversity
(b) Acid rain
(c) Tsunami
(d) Disposal of hazardous waste

97. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly on
(a) 20 December 1948.
(b) 10 December 1948.
(c) 15 December 1948.
(d) 12 December 1948.

98. Which one of the following is a political right?
(a) Right to life.
(b) Right to vote.
(c) Right to property.
(d) Right to religious freedom.

99. Maintenance of public property is a
(a) moral duty.
(b) legal duty.
(c) both moral and legal duty.
(d) political duty.

100. The Right to Information Act can be enforced against
(a) both private and public authorities.
(b) public authorities including the instrumentalities of state.
(c) private authorities.
(d) central and State governments only.