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Engineering Services Exam 2014


1. The Parliament of India consists of :

  1. The President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
  2. The President, the Vice President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
  3. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha only
  4. The Union Cabinet, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha


2. The Government of India Act, 1935 provided for :

  1. dyarchy (diarchy) in the provinces and dyarchy (diarchy) at the Centre
  2. autonomy to the provinces and dyarchy (diarchy) at the Centre
  3. abolition of the system of dyarchy (diarchy)
  4. autonomy at the Centre as well as in the provinces


3. Biological oxygen demand (BOD) is a standard criterion for :

  1. Measuring oxygen levels in blood
  2. Computing oxygen levels in forest ecosystems
  3. Pollution assay in aquatic systems
  4. Assessing oxygen levels in high altitude regions


4. The National Development Council is presided over by the :

  1. Union Finance Minister
  2. Prime Minister
  3. Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission
  4. Union Home Minister


5. Which one of the following is an appropriate description of mangrove plants?

  1. Large wood-yielding trees of the tropical forests
  2. Plants in marshy areas with breathing roots
  3. Succulent plants that can thrive in arid/desert areas
  4. vast grassland areas interspersed with deciduous trees and thorny bushes


6. What are Eka, Cray XT5, Nebulae and SAGA-220?

  1. Bird flu causing viral strains
  2. Computer applications
  3. Supercomputers
  4. Unmanned aircraft for espionage


7. Which one of the following is the fundamental characteristic of the ultimate stage of Communism?

  1. Cultural revolution
  2. Dictatorship of proletariat
  3. Formation of a World state
  4. Withering away of the state


8. Which of the following bodies is/are presided over by a non-member?

  1. Lok Sabha
  2. Rajya Sabha
  3. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  4. Vidhan Sabhas of various states


9. According to the Constitution of India, which of the following is/are guidelines to the Government of India for framing laws and policies?

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties


10. Which one of the following statements is correct?

  1. In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time
  2. The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President
  3. No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his post
  4. In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative set up, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor


11. A dispute arising out of the election of the President of India is referred to the :

  1. Election Commission
  2. Supreme Court of India
  3. Lok Sabha
  4. Law Commission


12. In the Parliamentary form of governance, the Executive is :

  1. independent of the Legislature
  2. responsible to the Legislature
  3. responsible to the Judiciary
  4. directly responsible to the People


13. When solar radiation impinges on a snow surface, then :

  1. most of the radiation is absorbed and a little portion is reflected
  2. transmitted through snow and into ground
  3. most of the radiation is reflected and a little portion is absorbed
  4. evenly absorbed and reflected


14. Which of the following countries has Black Sea on one side and Mediterranean Sea on other side?:

  1. Turkey
  2. Iran
  3. Greece
  4. Azerbaijan


15. Concept of "Zero Hour" in Indian parliamentary process means

  1. intervening time between two different items on the agenda
  2. time between the Question Hour and the next item on the agenda
  3. time immediately after the Question Hour which is extended for more number of question-answer sessions at the discretion of the Speaker
  4. None of the above statements is correct in this context


16. Among the following states, which one is most urbanized?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu


17. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. District Collector directs and supervises the revenue department of the district
  2. District Superintendent of Police grants licences for arms and explosives in the district

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2


18. International Development Association is a/an

  1. voluntary association of developing countries
  2. affiliate of World Bank
  3. federation of international lending agencies
  4. organization of donor countries of European Union


19. The only Indian State having common border with Sikkim is :

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Assam
  3. Meghalaya
  4. West Bengal


20. Which one among the following is the most widespread type of forest in India?

  1. Tropical wet evergreen
  2. Thorn-scrub
  3. Mangrove
  4. Tropical dry deciduous


21. Who of the following is/are appointed by the President of India?

  1. The Chairman of Rajya Sabha
  2. The Chief Justice of India
  3. The Speaker of Lok Sabha

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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

  1. Palk
  2. Gibraltar
  3. Hormuz
  4. Malakka


23. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the various stages in the food chain? :

  1. Grasshoppers, Snakes, Frogs, Vultures
  2. Grasshoppers, Frogs, Snakes, Vultures
  3. Frogs, Vultures, Snakes, Grasshoppers
  4. Vultures, Snakes, Grasshoppers, Frogs


24. Which one of the following is the cell organelle that is referred to as the ‘Suicide bag’ for containing enzymes that can break down cell components or even the whole cell?

  1. Lysosome
  2. Mesosome
  3. Phagosome
  4. Ribosome


25. "Fracking technology" frequently in news, is related to :

  1. food processing
  2. beverage industry
  3. shale gas production
  4. bauxite extraction


26. Consider the following :

  1. Keoladeo Ghana national Park
  2. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Sultanpur National Park

Which of the above is/are wetlands?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


27. Which of the following is the longest National Highway?

  1. NH 4
  2. NH 5
  3. NH 6
  4. NH 7


28. Which one of the following states has the largest coastline?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Gujarat
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Odisha


29. The rainiest place in India is located in :

  1. Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Sikkim
  3. Assam
  4. Meghalaya


30. An ecosystem comprises :

  1. only trees, shrubs and herbs in an area
  2. only animals in an area
  3. all plants and animals in an area
  4. all living and non-living things in an area