Solved question paper: Assistant Engineer (Civil) 2020 under PNRD, Assam

Solved question paper of Panchayat & Rural Development Department (PNRD), Assam.

Exam Date: 06.12.2020

Exam Paper: General Studies

Conducted by : Assam Public Service Commission 

Post: 222 Assistant Engineer (Civil) vacancy 

1. Conduct of elections to Panchayats is rested with the
(A) State Election Commission
(B) Legislature of the State
(C) Judges of the High Court
(D) Governor

2. The Gram Sabha constitutes the …….. in the Panchayati Raj System.
(A) upper tier
(B) middle tier
(C) lowest tier
(D) None of the above

3. Which subject(s) falls/fall within the jurisdiction of Panchayats?
(A) Poverty alleviation programme
(B) Family welfare
(C) Rural housing
(D) All of the above

4. Which of the following factors is/are taken into consideration for the creation of Nagar Panchayats?
(A) The density of the population therein
(B) The revenue generated for local administration
(C) The economic importance of the area
(D) All of the above

5. Guwahati Municipal Corporation was established under the Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act of
(A) 1969
(B) 1970
(C) 1968
(D) 1960

6. The term of the Anchalik Panchayat is
(A) 6 years
(B) 4 years
(C) 5 years
(D) 10 years

7. Under which Article of the Constitution is the Governor of a State required to constitute a State Finance Commission every five years to decide resource allocation between State Government and Panchayati Raj Institutions?
(A) Article 245-A
(B) Article 243-I
(C) Article 244-D
(D) Article 246-I

8. Which Article and which Chapter deal with the establishment of Gaon Panchayat?
(A) Article 5, Chapter IV
(B) Article 8, Chapter V
(C) Article 10, Chapter VII
(D) Article 12, Chapter X

9. What is the term of office of the Mahakuma Parishad?
(A) 6 years
(B) 3 years
(C) 5 years
(D) 7 years

10. What is the objective of Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREN)?
(A) To increase production and productivity of rice and wheat by adopting latest crop production technologies
(B) Reclamation of problem soils
(C) Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India
(D) Saffron Mission

11. The main feature(s) of Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children is/are
(A) online cyber crime reporting platform
(B) one national level cyber and forensic laboratory
(C) training of police officers, judges and prosecutors
(D) All of the above

12. The main objective of the Kisan Credit Card is
(A) to provide adequate and timely credit support banking system from the
(B) the loan disbursed under KCC is broad-based
(C) It can be used as a working capital for short-term credit requirement
(D) None of the above

13. Which Section of the Assam Panchayati Raj Act, 1986 provides for the establishment of Mahakuma Parishad?
(A) 6(ii)
(B) 4(i)
(C) 18(iii)
(D) 21(i)

14. Which industry employs the largest number of women in India?
(A) Textile
(B) Tea
(C) Jute
(D) None of the above

15. PURA Scheme is related to
(A) eliminating pollution industrial clusters
(B) providing urban amenities rural areas
(C) PPP project utilization
(D) None of the above

16. In Assam Panchayat Election, what percentage of seats are reserved for women?
(A) 67 percent
(B) 50 percent
(C) 33 percent
(D) 25 percent

17. In the self-help group, the loan and saving decisions are taken by the
(A) government
(B) non-governmental organization
(C) bank
(D) group members

18. Which year is the new deadline for completion of rural connectivity through all-weather roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)?
(A) 2018
(B) 2020
(C) 2022
(D) 2019

19. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ for
(A) Panchayat Samiti
(B) Gram Panchayat
(C) Panchayati Raj
D) None of the above

20. ‘Annapurna Scheme’ was launched in 2000-2001 by which of the following ministries?
(A) Ministry of Agriculture
(B) Ministry of Rural Development
(C) Ministry of Women and Child Development
(D) None of the above

21. Mid-day Meal Scheme’ launched in the year
(A) 1990
(B) 1993
(C) 1995
(D) 1999

22. Which of the following States does not have Panchayati Raj Institution at all?
(A) Nagaland
(B) Manipur
(C) Kerala
(D) West Bengal

23. Who are the beneficiaries of the Arunodoi Scheme, 2020?
(A) Children
(B) Women
(C) Senior citizen
(D) People below poverty line

24. What is the average calories required per person per day in rural areas for measuring poverty?
(A) 2400 calories
(B) 2100 calories
(C) 2000 calories
(D) 1800 calories

25. Who conducts the periodical sample survey for estimating the poverty line in India?
(A) National Survey Organization
(B) Sample Survey Organization
(C) National Sample Survey Organization
(D) Survey of India

26. The Zilla Parishad holds its meeting at least
(A) once in every three months
(B) twice in every three months
(C) twice in every six months
(D) thrice in one year

27. Which among the following countries has the lowest GDP per capita at present?
(A) China
(B) Sri Lanka
(C) India
(D) Indonesia

28. Which Indian institution developed the world’s most affordable COVID-19 diagnostic kit Corosure?
(A) IIT Delhi
(C) IISc.
(D) IIT Madras

29. The first nuclear plant in India was set up in
(A) Tarapur, Maharashtra
(B) Kakrapar, Gujarat
(C) Narora, Uttar Pradesh
(D) Rawatbhata, Rajasthan

30. Which of the following is the highest peak in India?
(A) Kamet
(B) K2
(C) Everest
(D) Annapurna

31. The Planning Commission of India was established in
(A) 1948
(B) 1949
(C) 1950
(D) 1951

32. India’s first satellite Aryabhata was launched from
(A) Soviet Union
(C) India
(D) Israel

33. The Bhakra-Nangal Dam is located in
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Karnataka
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Himachal Pradesh

34. The total land area of Assam is
(A) 78438 km
(B) 89543 km2
(C) 45218 km2
(D) 39562 km2

35. The Treaty of Yandaboo ending the Burmese control over Assam was signed in
(A) 1816
(B) 1826
(C) 1852
(D) 1862

36. Kokborok is the native language of the
(A) Rabhas
(B) Tripuris
(C) Ao Nagas
(D) Mizos

37. The largest producer of sugarcane in India is
(A) Maharashtra
(B) Punjab
(C) Haryana
(D) Uttar Pradesh

38. The district with the largest population in Assam is
(A) Kamrup (M)
(B) Cachar
(C) Nagaon
(D) Dhubri

39. Which of the following incidents occurred in Assam is considered as the first-ever peasant movement in India?
(A) Patharughat Firing
(B) Moamoria Rebellion
(C) Phulaguri Dhewa
(D) Rangiya Raijmel

40. Who authored the book, Assamese : Its Formation and Development?
(A) Maheswar Neog
(B) Banikanta Kakati
(C) Golok Chandra Goswami
(D) Hemchandra Goswami

41. Choose the correct match from the following
(A) Manipur : Onam
(B) Bihar : Lai Haraoba
(C) Kerala : Kuchipudi
(D) Andhra Pradesh: Pongal

42. Who was the last Ahom King?
(A) Jogeswar Singha
(B) Gadadhar Singha
(C) Pramatta Singha
(D) Purandar Singha

43. Which country is to play host to the FIFA World Cup 2022?
(A) France
(B) Brazil
(C) Qatar
(D) Japan

44. Which Article of the Constitution deals with the duties of the Prime Minister of India?
(A) Article 77
(B) Article 78
(C) Article 79
(D) Article 80

45. Who among the following chaired the “Committee for the Draft National Education Policy, 2019?
(A) T. S. R. Subramanian
(B) Kirit Parikh
(C) K. Kasturirangan
(D) K. M. Soni

46. The 10+2 structure of school curricula is to be replaced by which of the following structures?
(A) 5+3+3+4
(B) 3+3+5+4
(C) 3+5+4+4
(D) 5+3+2+4

47. In which State, were the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used first?
(A) Delhi
(B) Gujarat
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Kerala

48. If PEAR is written as REAP, then how GFDN is written in this code?

49. Y was born on 6th May, 1947. In the same year, Independence Day was celebrated in India on Friday. Find the birthday of Y.
(A) Monday
(B) Tuesday
(C) Wednesday
(D) Thursday /

50. There are 80 families in a. multistoried apartment. 20% of the families own a car each, 50% of remaining families own a scooter each. How many families do not own any vehicle?
(A) 32
(B) 30
(C) 35
(D) 23

51. A and B working together can complete a job in 10 days. Had A worked at half of his efficiency, and B at five times of his efficiency, it would have taken them 50% of the scheduled time to finish the job. In how many days can B complete the job working alone?
(A) 12 days
(B) 15 days
(C) 24 days
(D) 30 days

52. Who gave the slogan, “Karenge ya Marenge?
(A) Subhas Chandra Bose
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Vallabhbhai Patel
(D) Lala Lajpat Rai

53. Kushal Konwar was hanged during the
(A) Quit India Movement
(B) Civil Disobedience Movement
(C) Sepoy Mutiny
(D) Non-Cooperation Movement

54. Which sector contributes most to the State GDP of Assam?
(A) Agriculture
(B) Manufacturing
(C) Industry
(D) Tertiary

55. ‘Swamp Deer’ is found in
(A) Kaziranga National Park
(B) Kanha National Park
(C) Corbett National Park
(D) Nandankanan

56. The Indian National Army was formed in 1942 by
(A) Subhas Chandra Bose
(B) Mohan Singh
(C) M. Z. Kiani
(D) P. K. Sahgal

57. According to the World Economic Forum, which organization is the world’s largest employer?
(A) US Department of Defence
(B) People’s Liberation Army of China
(C) Walmart
(D) Indian Railway

58. On which day, was the first International Yoga Day celebrated across the world?
(A) 21st June, 2015
(B) 21st March, 2015
(C) 31st May, 2015
(D) 3rd June, 2015

59. Who said, “Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it”?
(A) Bipinpal Das
(B) Lala Lajpat Rai
(C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(D) Aurobindo Ghose

60. Who among the following is an awardee of the Sahitya Akademi Award?
(A) Anima Guha
(B) Tultul Barua
(C) Rima Das
(D) Arupa Kalita Patangiya

61. Which of the following is not a classical dance of India?
(A) Bharatanatyam
(B) Kuchipudi
(C) Dandiya
(D) Sattriya

62. The National motto ‘Satyameva Jayate’ is taken from
(A) Rigveda
(B) Atharvaveda
(C) Mundaka Upanishad
(D) Puranas

63. The Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which State?
(A) West Bengal
(B) Assam
(C) Odisha
(D) Chhattisgarh

64. Who said, The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not enough for everyone’s greed?
(A) Mother Teresa
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Martin Luther King Jr.
(D) Jawaharlal Nehru

65. Which of the following cannot be classified as biotic factor?
(A) Microorganisms
(B) Fossil fuel
(C) Plants
(D) Minerals in the soil

66. After wells and tube wells, which among the following are the largest source of irrigation in India?
(A) Tanks
(B) Canals
(C) Rivers
(D) Ponds

67. Which of the following rivers feeds the Tehri Dam?
(A) Alakananda
(B) Bhagirathi
(C) Gandak
(D) Ghaggar

68. Which among the following rivers is known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet?
(A) Indus
(B) Yamuna
(C) Brahmaputra
(D) Ganga

69. Which among the following movements was started with breaking the Salt Law?
(A) Civil Disobedience Movement
(B) Non-Cooperation Movement
(C) Quit India Movement
(D) Home Rule Movement

70. Who founded the Hindu Mahasabha?
(A) Deendayal Upadhyaya
(B) Madan Mohan Malaviya
(C) Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
(D) M. S. Golwalkar

71. Area-wise which among the following is the largest physiographic unit of India?
(A) Himalayan Mountains
(B) Thar Desert
(C) Deccan Plateau
(D) Great Plains of North India

72. Which of the following is called the Red Planet?
(A) Venus
(B) Mercury
(C) Jupiter
(D) Mars

73. Which of the following is a Peacetime Gallantry Award?
(A) Maha Vir Chakra
(B) Param Vir Chakra
(C) Vir Chakra
(D) Ashoka Chakra

74. Who of the following is known as “Bihogi Kobi?
(A) Prasannalal Choudhury
(B) Raghunath Choudhary
(C) Ambikagiri Raichoudhury
(D) Jatindra Nath Duwara

75. Who among the following is the author of ‘Bhakti Ratnavali’?
(A) Mahapurush Sankardev
(B) Mahapurush Madhabdev
(C) Ananta Kandali
(D) Damodardev

76. Which of the following is/are true about ‘Ankiya Naat?
(A) It was created by Mahapurush Sankardev
(B) It is a one-act play
(C) Sutradhar is an integral part of it
(D) All of the above

77. Flying Sikh Milkha Singh took part in
(A) Melbourne Summer Olympics
(B) Rome Summer Olympics
(C) Tokyo Summer Olympics
(D) All of the above

78. Where would you find the Ranthambore National Park?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Gujarat
(C) Rajasthan
(D) Tamil Nadu

79. The oldest oil well in operation in India is in
(A) Digboi
(B) Barauni
(C) Mathura
(D) Haldia

80. Indian Standard Time (IST) is calculated on the basis of
(A) 82°30’ E latitude
(B) 82°30′ E longitude
(C) 80° 30′ E longitude
(D) 82°30′ W longitude

81. Who established the Chutia Kingdom?
(A) Ratnadhwajpal
(B) Vikramdhwajpal
(C) Dharmadhwajpal
(D) Birpal

82. Wangala is a festival of the
(A) Nagas
(B) Garos
(C) Manipuris
(D) Mizos

83. What is El Niño?
(A) It is super cyclone that occurs in Indian Ocean,
(B) A cloudburst that typically occurs in Australia during Christmas.
(C) It is large-scale ocean atmosphere climate interaction linked to a periodic warming in sea surface temperatures across the central and cast central equatorial Pacific.
(D) It represents periods of below average sca surface temper atures across the east-central equatorial Pacific.

84. Jarwas and Sentinelese are found in
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Lakshadweep
(C) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(D) Arunachal Pradesh

85. What is Indian Robusta?
(A) A variety of rubber produced in India
(B) A variety of coffee produced in India
(C) A variety of jute
(D) A variety of tobacco produced in western India

86. Google has partnered with which nation to develop flood warning service?
(A) India
(B) Sri Lanka
(C) China
(D) Bangladesh

87. Which of the following is extinct?
(A) Dodo
(B) Great Indian Bustard
(C) Kiwi
(D) Emperor Penguin

88. The Assam Panchayat Act, 1948 was replaced by the
(A) Assam Panchayati Raj Act, 1986
(B) Assam Panchayat Act, 1959
(C) Assam Panchayati Act, 1972
(D) Assam Panchayati Raj Act, 1972

89. Blue Revolution in India is related with
(A) fish production
(B) milk production
(C) oilseed production
(D) None of the above

90. Which of the following is the first in India to fix minimum qualification to participate in Panchayat Election?
(A) Assam
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Haryana
(D) New Delhi

91. What is the name of the scheme which provides training and skill to women in traditional and non-traditional trades?
(A) Kishori Shakti Yojana
(B) Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
(C) Swayamsiddha
(D) Swavalamban

92. The launching of Community Development Programme set the stage for the organization of Panchayati Raj on
(A) 2nd October, 1952
(B) 25th October, 1952
(C) 2nd October, 1953
(D) 23rd October, 1953

93. Which one of the following was launched with the objective of helping the poor in rural areas to become self-employed?

94. National Rural Health Mission has been launched in the country in
(A) 2003
(B) 2005
(C) 2007
(D) None of the above

95. National Rural Development Institute is situated in
(A) Delhi
(B) Shimla
(C) Hyderabad
(D) Kolkata

96. Ashok Mehta Committee recommended for the establishment of
(A) Nagar Panchayat
(B) Panchayat Samiti
(C) Mandal Panchayat
(D) Zilla Parishad

97. The source of maximum income to Panchayati Raj Institutions is
(A) regional fund
(B) government grants
(C) local taxes
(D) share in Union Government Revenue

98. When were the first elections of Panchayat held in Assam?
(A) October 1996
(B) January 2000
(C) November 2006
(D) May 1994

99. Which of the following is not a tier of Panchayati Raj System?
(A) Gaon Panchayat
(B) Anchalik Panchayat
(C) Zilla Parishad
(D) Municipality

100. Which of the following is/are the structural defect/defects of the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
(A) Irregular election
(B) Lack of trained and efficient staff
(C) Excessive governmental interferences and control
(D) All of the above

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