Assam PWD, Junior Engineer Solved Question Paper APSC

Solved Question Paper Assam PWD, Junior Engineer. Written Examination held on 11.10.2020. Paper Series A.

  1. Covid-19 is

(A) the name of the virus identified in 2019

(B) the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 diagnosed in 2019

(C) the name of SARS-CoV-2 virus

(D) None of the above

  1. The sculptor of the Statue of Unity at Narmada Valley is

(A) Padma Bhushan Ram Vanji Sutar

(B) Biren Singha

(C) Auguste Rodin

(D) None of them

  1. The judgement of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue was given by the Supreme Court of India on

(A) 9th November, 2019

(B) 5th August, 2019

(C) 21st June, 2018

(D) None of the above

  1. Li-Fi is

(A) the name of a Chinese app

(B) light fidelity-a visible light communication (VLC) technology where light is used as a mechanism to transmit data

(C) the name of a virus

(D) None of the above

  1. Big Ben is

(A) the theory of how the universe began

(B) a clock tower which is renamed as Elizabeth Tower in 2012 at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London

(C) an American television serial

(D) the name of a bacteria

  1. The International Science Day is observed each year on

(A) 10th November

(B) 28th February

(C) 11th May

(D) None of the above

  1. Where is Sukapha Kshetra situated?

(A) Guwahati

(B) Sivasagar

(C) Jorhat

(D) Charaideo

  1. What is hyperloop?

(A) It is the name of a Samannay missile

(B) It is a computer app

(C) It is a water transportation device

(D) It is the fifth transportation device for passenger in advanced stage of development and is a sealed tube or system of tubes with low air pressure that may travel substantially free of air resistance

  1. Who is the Committee for Policy, 2019? Chairman of the New Education

(A) Dr K. Kasturirangan

(B) T. S. R. Subramanian

(C) Prakash Javadekar

(D) None of them

  1. When was Atal Amrit Abhiyan launched in Assam?

(A) 25th December, 2016

(B) 25th December, 2017

(C) 26th May, 2014

(D) 30th May, 2019

  1. Town planning was a characteristic feature of the

(A) Sumerian Civilization

(B) Harappan Civilization

(C) Early Vedic Civilization

(D) None of the above

  1. The Old Grand Trunk Road was restored by which of the following kings?

(A) Babur

(B) Ibrahim Lodi

(C) Sher Shah

(D) Akbar

  1. When did the first Battle of Panipat take place?

(A) 1525

(B) 1526

(C) 1522

(D) 1523

  1. A separate Public Works Department in India was created by

(A) Lord William Bentinck

(B) Lord Curzon

(C) Robert Clive

(D) Lord Dalhousie

  1. The Non-Cooperation Movement was withdrawn mainly because of the

(A) friction between the moderates and the extremists

(B) withdrawal of support by the Muslim League

(C) Chauri Chaura incident

(D) None of the above

  1. Who was the first President of the Indian National Congress?

(A) Subhash Chandra Bose

(B) Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee

(C) Ms Annie Besant

(D) A. O. Hume

  1. Who was the founder of the Indian National Army (INA)?

(A) Subhash Chandra Bose

(B) Captain Mohan Singh

(C) V. D. Savarkar

(D) Dadabhai Naoroji

  1. When did the Partition of Bengal take place?

(A) 1901

(B) 1907

(C) 1903

(D) None of the above

  1. What type of method did Gandhi apply to fight against the British?

(A) Revolutionary Terrorism

(B) War

(C) Violent and Movement Aggressive

(D) Non-violent Satyagraha

  1. The Gupta King Samudragupta used to receive tribute from which of the following casternmost areas?

(A) Davaka, Kamarupa

(B) Nepal

(C) Bhutan

(D) Comilla area

  1. Sati Sadhani was the daughter of the

(A) Ahom King Rudra Singha

(B) Koch King Naranarayan

(C) Chutiya King Dharmadhwajpal

(D) None of them

  1. Ramani Gabharu, the daughter of the Ahom King Jayadhwaj Singha was married to one Mughal king’s son and her name was changed to Rahmat Banu Begum. Ramani Gabharu was married to whom?

(A) Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb

(B) Akbar, son of Humayun

(C) Jahangir, son of Akbar

(D) None of them

  1. Who was the founder of Ahom Kingdom?

(A) Sudangphaa

(B) Sukaphaa

(C) Sukhaamphaa

(D) Suhungmung

  1. The Namdang Stone Bridge was built by the King

(A) Rudra Singha

(B) Gadadhar Singha

(C) Siva Singha

(D) Pramatta Singha

  1. in which year was the Treaty of Yandaboo signed?

(A) 1825

(B) 1826

(C) 1801

(D) 1830

  1. The Battle of Saraighat was fought between

(A) Mughal and British

(B) Koch and Ahom

(C) Ahom and Mughal

(D) None of the above

  1. Which Ahom King introduced Paik’ system?

(A) Swargadeo Pratap Singha

(B) Swargadeo Pramatta Singha

(C) Swargadeo Purandar Singha

(D) None of them

  1. Swargadeo Pratap Singha was also known as

(A) Sukaphaa

(B) Sulikphaa

(C) Susenghphaa or Burha Raja

(D) Suklengmung

  1. Nang Mula’ is the name of which Assamese woman warrior?

(A) Ramani Gabharu

(B) Sati Sadhani

(C) Sati Joymati

(D) Mula Gabharu

  1. Who was the Chief Engineer during the reign of Rudra Singha?

(A) Chang-rung Phukan

(B) Momai Tamuli Borbarua

(C) Atan Burhagohain

(D) None of them

  1. India’s position among the countries in the world in terms of area is

(A) fourth

(B) fifth

(C) sixth

(D) seventh

  1. The Tungabhadra Multipurpose Dam is in which State of India?

(A) West Bengal

(B) Bihar

(C) Karnataka

(D) Kerala

  1. Black soil known as

(A) Khadar

(B) Bangar

(C) Kankar

(D) Regur

  1. Jharia Coalfield is located in

(A) Madhya Pradesh

(B) West Bengal

(C) Jharkhand

(D) None of the above

  1. India shares the longest international border with which country?

(A) Bangladesh

(B) China

(C) Pakistan

(D) Myanmar

  1. The oldest iron and steel centre of India is





  1. The Headquarters of Eastern Railway Zone in India is located in

(A) Guwahati

(B) Kolkata

(C) Siliguri

(D) Dibrugarh

  1. The Bhakra Dam is on the river

(A) Beas

(B) Sutlej

(C) Indus

(D) Ravi

  1. In which part of India is the Malwa plateau located?

(A) Eastern

(B) Western

(C) Northern

(D) Southern

  1. The length of Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam is

(A) 9-15 km

(B) 10-15 km

(C) 11.15 km

(D) 12-15 km

  1. Part IV (Article 36-51) of the Indian Constitution mentions about the

(A) Fundamental Duties

(B) Directive Principles of State Policy

(C) power and functions of the President

(D) Fundamental Rights

  1. The word secular’ was inserted in the Preamble of the Constitution by the

(A) 42nd Amendment

(B) 44th Amendment

(C) 74th Amendment

(D) 73rd Amendment

  1. Who is considered as the first non-Congress Chief Minister of Assam?

(A) Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

(B) Golap Borbora

(C) Jogen Hazarika

(D) Sarbananda Sonowal

  1. The Telugu Desam is a regional party formed in the year

(A) 1985

(B) 1981

(C) 1982

(D) 1972

  1. The First Administrative Reform Commission was constituted in the year

(A) 1966

(B) 1960

(C) 1956

(D) 1951

  1. The Indian Constitution empowers the President to convene joint session of the Parliament under the

(A) Article 109

(B) Article 108

(C) Article 74

(D) Article 75

  1. The Sarkaria Commission was constituted to study Centre-State relationship in the year

(A) 1983

(B) 1980

(C) 1981

(D) 1975

  1. Ordinance making power has been entrusted to the President of India under the

(A) Article 213

(B) Article 108

(C) Article 110

(D) Article 123

  1. The Governor can reserve Bll passed by the State Legislature for the President’s consideration under the

(A) Article 213

(B) Article 123

(C) Article 200

(D) Article 201

  1. The Balwant Rai Mehta Committee was appointed in the year

(A) 1952

(B) 1957

(C) 1966

(D) 1992

  1. Who among the following swimmers won five gold medals in the swimming event in the recently held Khelo India Youth Games’ in Guwahati?

(A) Shivangi Sarma

(B) Saddhi Shuri

(C) Suman Patil

(D) None of them

  1. In which international track event Hima Das became the first Indian sprinter to win gold medal in 400 m

(A) 2018 IAAF World Championships held Tampere, Finland U20 at

(B) 2018 Asian Games, Jakarta,Indonesia

(C) 2017 World Championships in Athletics, London

(D) None of the above

  1. Which country was supposed to host the 2020 Olympic Games but postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic?

(A) England

(B) Japan

(C) China

(D) South Korea

  1. Namghosha, a Vaishnavite scripture was written by

(A) Sankardev

(B) Bhattadeva

(C) Chaitanyadev

(D) Madhavdev

  1. Assamese litterateur, Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya was given the Jnanpith Award’ in 1979 for his book

(A) Mrityunjay

(B) Yaruingam

(C) Rajpothe Ringiyai

(D) Aai

  1. Who is known as the earliest composer of prose in Indian languages?

(A) Bhattadeva

(B) Sankardev

(C) Haridev

(D) Chaitanyadev

  1. One Assamese film director film was nominated as India’s official entry for the Oscar in 2019. Who is the director?

(A) Bhaskar Hazarika

(B) Rima Das

(C) Jahnu Barua

(D) Santana Bordoloi

  1. Two Assamese persons were awarded the “Bharat Ratna’ posthumously. One was a politician and the other one was a musician. Who was the politician to receive the ‘Bharat Ratna?

(A) Bishnu Ram Medhi

(B) Bimala Prasad Chaliha

(C) Mahendra Mohan Chowdhury

(D) Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi

  1. Who is the author of the book, Sapiens-A Brief History of Humankind ?

(A) Stephen Hawking

(B) Yuval Noah Harari

(C) Charles Darwin

(D) None of them

  1. The Assamese novel, Nilakanthi Braja was written by which author?

(A) Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia

(B) Hiren Bhattacharya

(C) Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami

(D) Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora

  1. Which State Government allowances unemployment 3000 to male and 3500 to female?

(A) Assam

(B) Uttar Pradesh

(C) Karnataka

(D) Rajasthan

  1. An Indian-American was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 along with his wife. Who is the couple?

(A) Abhijeet Banerjee and Esther Duflo

(B) Amartya Sen and Georgina Rothschild Emma

(C) Raghuram Rajan and Radhika Puri

(D) None of them

  1. In the 2020-21 Union Budget, the name of one city from Assam figured in the list of five archaeological sites for developing as iconic sites museum. The city is with on-site

(A) Kamarupa (M)

(B) Jorhat

(C) Tezpur

(D) Sivasagar

  1. The very first Five-Year Plan of India was based on the model of

(A) Mahalanobis Model

(B) Harrod-Domar Model

(C) Bombay Plan

(D) None of the above

  1. What does T stand NITI Aayog?

(A) Talent

(B) Technical

(C) Transforming

(D) Training

  1. Who is called the Father of Modern Economics?

(A) Max Muller

(B) Karl Marx

(C) Paul Samuelson

(D) Adam Smith

  1. The concept of Five-Year Plan in India was introduced by

(A) Lord Mountbatten

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru

(C) Indira Gandhi

(D) Lal Bahadur Shastri

  1. Creative destruction concept Economics was developed by

(A) Karl Marx

(B) Adam Smith

(C) Joseph Schumpeter

(D) Amartya Sen

  1. The Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana came into being in

(A) 1st April,1995

(B) 1st April,1997

(C) 1st April,1999

(D)1st July,2001

  1. The central banking functions of India are performed by the

(A) Central Bank

(B) State Bank of India

(C) Reserve Bank of India

(D) Both (B) and (C)

  1. What percentage of area of land in Assam is covered by forest?

(A) 40%

(B) 28-2%

(C) 55%

(D) 34-21%

  1. Who appoints the Chairman of the Assam Pollution Control Board?

(A) State Government

(B) Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court

ICI Governor of Assam

(D) None of the above

  1. Which of the following industries in Assam is not polluting?

(A) Oil industry

(B) Tea industry

(C) Petrochemical industry

(D) Tourism industry

  1. Feral horse is available in which National Park in Assam?

(A) Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

(B) Manas National Park

(C) Kaziranga National Park

(D) Orang National Park

  1. Baghjan oil well fire has been affecting which wildlife/national park?

(A) Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

(B) Dehing Patkai Rainforest

(C) Joypur Rainforest

(D) None of the above

  1. It is apprehended to bring heavy impact on the Himalayan subtropical pine forests, Tale Valley Wildlife Sanctuary-an elephant corridor and some subsistence agriculture field by a big project in Assam-Arunachal border. What is this project?

(A) Coal mining in Dihing Patkai

(B) Lower Subansiri Dam

(C) BCPL Industry

(D) None of the above

  1. A major industry in Assam plays a significant role in sequestering carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. What is this industry?

(A) Tea industry

(B) Oil industry

(C) Petrochemical industry

(D) None of the above

  1. Golden Langur is available in which forest in Assam?

(A) Manas Biosphere Reserve

(B) Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

(C) Nambar Forest

(D) None of the above

  1. Which animal is recognized as Assam State symbol?

(A) Elephant

(B) One-horned Rhinoceros

(C) Leopard

(D) Golden Langur

  1. Which one of the following is known as the Bird Sanctuary in Assam?

(A) Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district

(B) Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat district

(C) Orang National Park in Darrang and Sonitpur district

(D) Panidihing Sanctuary Sivasagar district

  1. Arrange the following words according to English dictionary:

(1) Preach (2) Praise (3) Precinct (4) Precept

(A) 2,1,4,3

(B) 2,1,3,4

(C) 1,2,3,4

(D) 4,3,2,1

  1. Find the missing letters from the given responses :






  1. Find the wrong number from the given series :

1, 5, 59, 71, 11, 15, 12, 17

(A) 11

(B) 12

(C) 17

(D) 15

  1. Choose the number pair/group which is different from others.

(A) 40:50

(B) 30:36

(C) 8:10

(D) 28:25

  1. If CARE’ is given the code 31185; BARE’ is given the code 21185′. then what code would be for ‘HAIR?

(A) 81918

(B) 81185

(C) 91185

(D) 51185

  1. Which Bodo’ writer received the Sahitya Akademi Award on the short storybook, Dumphaoni Phitha in 2007?

(A) Mangal Singh Hazowary

(B) Katindra Swargiary

(C) Janil Kumar Brahma

(D) Anjali Narzary

  1. Ka Teli is

(A) an old Kamrupi mathematical system

(B) a name of a festival in lower Assam

(C) an Ayurvedic method treatment

(D) None of the above

  1. Original Sanskrit Ramayana was translated to which regional language first in India?

(A) To Telugu language by Gona Budda Reddy

(B) To Bengali language by Krittibas Ojha

(C) To Assamese language by Madhava Kandali

(D) None of the above

  1. Lakshminath Bezbaruah’s book, Mor Jivan Sowaran was recently translated into very high standard English by one Assamese writer. Who is the writer?

(A) Arup Kumar Dutta

(B) Nabamalati Neog Chakravarti

(C) Rita Chowdhury

(D) None of them

  1. Which Assamese person is the first recipient of Ph.D. degree?

(A) Dr Radhika Ram Dhekial Phukan from the Heidelberg University

(B) Dr Maidul Islam Bora from the London University

(C) Dr Banikanta Kakati from the Calcutta University

(D) None of them

  1. The fourth session of ‘Assam Chatra Sammeelani was presided over by one eminent Indian scientist in 1919. Who was he?

(A) Dr C. V. Raman

(B) Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray

(C) Dr Meghnad Saha

(D) None of them

  1. Hornbill’ festival is celebrated in which State of NE India?

(A) Mizoram

(B) Nagaland

(C) Meghalaya

(D) Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Kiad’ is a popular local liquor of which State in NE India?

(A) Meghalaya

(B) Mizoram

(C) Arunachal Pradesh

(D) Assam

  1. ‘Ali-Aye-Ligang’ is the festival which community in Assam?

(A) Rabha

(B) Tiwa murder.

(C) Deuri

(D) Mising

  1. A bamboo pole that symbolizes the deity of livestock and wealth as Lord Garia’ is worshipped with flowers and garlands and fowl is sacrificed in the third week of April. In which NE State is it celebrated?

(A) Arunachal Pradesh

(B) Sikkim

(C) Manipur

(D) Tripura

  1. Which one of the following sentences is correct?

(A) The prisoner was accused for murder

(B) The prisoner was accused of murder

(C) The prisoner was accused on murder.

(D) The prisoner was accused at murder

  1. I am too tired to walk. The above sentence is

(A) complex sentence

(B) compound sentence

(C) simple sentence

(D) interrogative

  1. Fill in the blank with appropriate word:

In studies he is much better than

(A) me

(B) I

(C) my

(D) mine

  1. Find the correct tag question of the following:

“He has come back from London.”

(A) Isn’t it?

(B) Hasn’t he?

(C) Doesn’t he?

(D) Doesn’t him?

  1. In the following sentence, three parts are underlined. One of them is not correct. Pick up the incorrect part. If all parts are correct, mark (D).

(A) My brother had been going

(B) to his school since we came

(C) here five years ago



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