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Engineering Services Exam 2013


Solved Question Paper (General Knowledge) of Engineering Services Exam 2013 held on 28.06.2013

1. Which of the following are the forms of precipitation?

  1. Dew
  2. Fog
  3. Hail
  4. Snow

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 and 4
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 2 and 4


2. Who among the following can attend the meetings of both Houses of Parliament while being not a member of either House?

  1. Solicitor General of India
  2. Vice President of India
  3. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  4. Attorney General of India


3. Genetically engineered cotton plants which are pest resistant have been created by inserting the gene from a :

  1. bacterium
  2. fungus
  3. insect
  4. protozoan


4. Which of the following animals are primates?

  1. Giraffes and Zebras
  2. Kangaroos and Koolos
  3. Lemurs and Lorises
  4. Rabbits and Hares


5. The Judges of High Court are appointed by :

  1. The Chief Justice of India
  2. The Governor of the concerned State
  3. The Union Minister of Law
  4. The President of India


6. The authorization for withdrawal of any funds from the Consolidated Fund of India must come from :

  1. The President of India
  2. The Parliament of India
  3. The Prime Minister of India
  4. The Union Finance Minister


7. In India, recognition to political parties is accorded by :

  1. The President of India
  2. The Speaker of Lok Sabha
  3. The Election Commission
  4. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs


8. Which of the following reproduce through seeds?

  1. Fern
  2. Fig
  3. Moss
  4. Pine

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 and 4
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 2 and 4


9. Which one of the following is not a constituent of biogas?

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Hydrogen
  3. Methane
  4. Nitrogen dioxide


10. What is an "Eco-mark"?

  1. A scheme for eco-friendly and cost-effective production technique
  2. A scheme for labeling pollution-free manufacturing unit
  3. A scheme for labeling environment friendly consumer product
  4. An international certification recognizing the eco-friendly and exportable quality of a product


11. Tides are mainly caused by the :

  1. strong ocean currents dashing against the coasts
  2. strong winds on the surface of the ocean
  3. gravitational pulls on oceanic water by the sun and the moon
  4. development of high pressure areas in certain parts of the oceans


12. Which one among the following radioactive substances has maximum half-life period?

  1. Carbon-14
  2. Plutonium-239
  3. Radium-226
  4. Uranium-238


13. Which one of the following is not a structural component of a plant?

  1. Calcium
  2. Nitrogen
  3. Phosphorus
  4. Potassium


14. A test used for determining the biological quality of drinking water is :

  1. Acidity test
  2. Coliform test
  3. Iodine test
  4. Vidal test


15. Which one of the following is the community from which the President of India can nominate two members to Lok Sabha?

  1. Anglo-Indians
  2. Buddhists
  3. Jains
  4. Parsis


16. Which one of the following ideologies has class-struggle as a part of its doctrine?

  1. Communism
  2. Capitalism
  3. Fascism
  4. Socialism


17. The organ most damaged by heavy consumption of alcohol is :

  1. Brain
  2. Kidney
  3. Liver
  4. Stomach


18. In the cells of living organisms, other than nucleus, which of the following organelles contains DNA?

  1. Cell membrane
  2. Endoplasmic reticulum
  3. Golgi bodies
  4. Mitochondria


19. Which one of the following is caused by fungus?

  1. Leprosy
  2. Leukoderma
  3. Ringworm
  4. Scabies


20. The Himalayan mountain ranges are the result of :

  1. Differential erosion
  2. Faulting of crustal blocks
  3. Large scale folding
  4. Volcanic eruption


21. The Borlaug Award in India is given in recognition of outstanding research and contribution in the field of :

  1. material science and architecture
  2. agriculture, environment and extension
  3. conservation and restoration of ancient monuments and artifacts
  4. alternative or non-conventional sources of energy


22. The tropical cyclones of the Bay of Bengal are usually called :

  1. Depressions
  2. Hurricanes
  3. Tornadoes
  4. Typhoons


23. Which of the following do not produce energy but are still essential for the human body?

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Fats
  3. Proteins
  4. Vitamins


24. For photosynthesis, oxygen is obtained from the breakdown of :

  1. Starch
  2. Carbon dioxide
  3. Glucose
  4. Water


25. Bacteriophages are :

  1. viruses that infect animals
  2. viruses that infect bacteria
  3. bacteria that infect plants
  4. bacteria that infect animals


26. Which of the following substances can be synthesized by green plants and not by animals?

  1. Cellulose
  2. Fats
  3. Proteins
  4. Cellulose and proteins


27. The strait which connects the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal is known as :

  1. Bering
  2. Hormuz
  3. Palk
  4. Malacca


28. An involuntary muscle is not found in :

  1. hand
  2. heart
  3. intestine
  4. stomach


29. The term fourth estate refers to :

  1. Executive
  2. Judiciary
  3. Parliament
  4. Press


30. Normally, the fruit represents the developed :

  1. endosperm
  2. style and stigma
  3. ovary
  4. flower stalk