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Engineering Services Exam 2015


1. Consider the following:

  1. Kyrgyzstan
  2. Libya
  3. Turkey

Which of the above is/are in Central Asia?

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


2. What is the purpose of the spacecraft known as Rosetta?

  1. To detect any asteroid fast approaching Earth
  2. To study a comet and track its changes
  3. To identify any traces of water on moon
  4. To probe the space outside the solar system


3. Which one of the following is not a disease caused by virus?

  1. Bird-flu
  2. Chicken pox
  3. Cholera
  4. Dengue


4. Who of the following is popularly known for leading the Bardoli satyagraha?

  1. Acharya J. B. Kriplani
  2. Lala Lajpat Rai
  3. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  4. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru


5. ‘Tianhe-2, Titan, Mira and Piz Daint’ are:

  1. Supercomputers
  2. Stars in Milky Way galaxy
  3. Nearby Galaxies
  4. Comets


6. Viking 2, Pathfinder and Phoenix are the names of:

  1. Artiticial satellites around earth
  2. Spacecrafts sent towards Mars
  3. Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
  4. Radio telescopes for astronomical studies


7. Two places in India, Rushikulya and Gahirmatha have become well known for:

  1. Mass egg-laying by sea turtles
  2. Captive breeding of Gharial
  3. Pre-historic cave paintings
  4. Uranium deposits


8. The location approved for setting up the India Based Neutrino Observatory is in the district of:

  1. Ernakulam
  2. Guntur
  3. Theni
  4. Udupi


9. Consider the following:

  1. Adjutant stork
  2. Emperor penguin
  3. Rattle snake

Which of the above is/are naturally found in India?

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


10. Which of the following is/ are the possible commercial/ industrial applications of bacteria?

  1. Fermentation of sugars
  2. Production of vaccines
  3. Cleaning of oil spills

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


11. In the Earth’s atmosphere, which of the following have the property of absorbing the heat and contribute to the warming of atmosphere?

  1. Carbon monoxide
  2. Oxygen
  3. Soot
  4. Water vapour

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


12. Who of the following wrote "The Story of My Experiments with Truth"?

  1. Babasaheb B. R. Ambedkar
  2. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
  3. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  4. Mahatma Gandhi


13. How many Indian states share their border with Myanmar?

  1. Three
  2. Four
  3. Five
  4. Six


14. Among the following, which one is the major producer of cotton, groundnut and tobacco in India?

  1. Chhattisgarh
  2. Gujarat
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. West Bengal


15. Which one of the following fauna of India is an ape?

  1. Hoolak Gibbon
  2. Golden Langur
  3. Lion-tailed Macaque
  4. Slow Loris


16. In the group of countries known as BRICS, S stands for:

  1. Singapore
  2. Spain
  3. South Africa
  4. South Korea


17. Which one of the following National Highways crosses India from west to east?

  1. NH 5
  2. NH 6
  3. NH 7
  4. Nh 8


18. Who of the following is popularly associated with the slogan "Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it"?

  1. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
  2. Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  3. Bipin Chandra Pal
  4. Lala Lajpat Rai


19. During our freedom struggle, which one of the following was started immediately after the partition of Bengal?

  1. Civil Disobedience Movement
  2. Non-Cooperation Movement
  3. Quit India Movement
  4. Swadeshi and Boycott Movement


20. Consider the following:

  1. Solid waste treatment
  2. Natural wetlands
  3. Ruminant animals

Which of the above can cause methane emissions and thus can contribute to global warming?

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


21. Who of the following is popularly known as the Grand Old Man of India?

  1. Acharya Vinoba Bhave
  2. Dadabhai Naoroji
  3. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  4. Mahadev Govind Ranade


22. Consider the following Pairs:

Hills Region
Garo hillsNortheast India
Javadi hillsCentral India
Maikal hillsSouth India

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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


23. Consider the following statements:

  1. A Money Bill can be introduced in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha.
  2. The President of India can refuse his assent to a Money Bill and return it to Parliament for reconsideration.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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


24. With reference to Indian Freedom Struggle, which of the following coincides with the formation of Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauz)?

  1. First World War
  2. Home Rule Movement
  3. Non-Cooperation Movement
  4. Second World War


25. The Civil Disobedience Movement started with which of the following?

  1. Anti-Rowlatt agitation
  2. Dandi march
  3. Demonstrations against the arrival of Simon Commission in India
  4. No-tax campaign in Bardoli district


26. Consider the following kinds of organisms:

  1. Algae
  2. Fungi
  3. Protozoa

In which of the above are unicellular organisms found?

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


27. Consider the following pairs:

Famous BooksFamous Scientists
A Brief History of TimeStephen Hawking
The Grand DesignPaul Daves
The First Three MinutesSteven Weinberg

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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


28. Consider the following pairs:

National ParkRegion
Bandavgarh National ParkWestern India
Bandipur National ParkSouthern India
Manas National ParkNorth-eastern India

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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


29. Plants with breathing roots are abundantly found in:

  1. Mangrove areas
  2. Deserts
  3. Tropical savannahs
  4. Tundra regions


30. Consider the following pairs:

Eminent personWell known as
Amartya SenEconomist
Kapila VatsyayanSculptor
Hari Prasad ChaurasiaNovelist

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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