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Exam held on 05-06-2004

Time: 75 min Max : 100 Mark

Questions 1 to 5 : Choose synonymous word
1. To surprise somebody greatly:

A. Apprise B. Antonyms C. Astonish D. Reveal

2.To make something more important that it realy:

A. Excess B. Elaborate C. Strees upon D. Exaggerate

3.Express one opinion without evidence or full knowledge:

A. Specify B. Speculate C. Concede D. Sensing

4. An event that will happen soon:

A. Imminent B. Damnsure C. Immense D. Immutable

5.To lead somebody to do something:

A. Persuade B. Placate C. Persecute D. Perpend

Questions 6 to 10 : Four words are given in each .There of them can be grouped together applying a principle. One word does not belong to the group. Find it out.

6. A .Violet B. Blue C. Magenda D. Green

7. A. Cucumber B. Carrot C. Brinjal D. Ladies finger

8 .A. Yaswanth Sinha B. Jaswant Singh

C. Shatrugnan Sinha D. Manmohan Singh

9. A. Cancel B. Nullify C. Void D. Confirm

10. A.G. Sanakarakuruppu B. O.N.V Kuruppu

C. S.K Pottekkadu D. Thakazhi Sivasankarapillai

Questions 11 to 13 : Three words are given. There is a relationship between the first two words. Select a word that expresses a similar relationship with the third word from the given alternatives.

11. Panther Panjali : Sathyajith Ray ; Athithi:

A. K.P Kumaran B. M.T Vasudevan Nair

C. T.V Chandran D. P.A Backer

12. Pareekkuty : Madhu ; Chemban Kunju:

A. P.J Antony B. Jose Prakash

B. Govindankutty D. Kottarakara Sreedharan Nair

13. Bangladesh : Dhaka ; Austria :

A. Canberra B. Lapaz C. Santiago D. Vienna

Questions 14 to 20 : Choose collect answer from the alternative to fill the blank space :

14. A,E,J,-,-

A. M,Q B. S,X C.T,Y D.U,Z

15. ADH, BEL, CFJ,

A. DGL B. DHK C.EHL D. FIM

16. Veluthampi Dalawa – a brave fight against British Army.

A. Put up B. Put off C. Put in D. Put down

17. The train was coming, the supervisor —- the workers to stop working on rail.

A. Called off B. Called in C. Called away D. Called out

18.It —- rain this evening.

A. Can B. May C. Could D. Is

19. —–The suspected cause for earthquakes is the construction of dams.

A. Most of B. Only C. One of D. None of these.

20. There were —- telephone booths around, so that the old one is closed.

A. few B. a little C. a few D. little

Questions 21 to 35 : Select appropriate answers

21. Adolph Hitler committed suicide in

A. 1943 B. 1944 C.1945 D.1946

22. Congress Socialist party was formed in
A. 1934 B. 1935 C. 1936 D. 1938

23. IMF/World Bank was formed in

A. 1942 B. 1944 C. 1946 D.1947

24. Kyoto Conference was held in

A. 1992 B. 1993 C. 1996 D. 1997

25. Indian Patent Act was formed in

A. 1970 B. 1975 C. 1977 D. 1980

26. ‘One Life’ is written by

A. Dr B. Iqbal B. Bergnan

C. Kurozowa D. Dr. Christiaan Bernard

27.’The Interpretation of Dreams‘ is written by

A. Eric Erikson B. Sigmund Freud

C. A.Beck D. Kraeplin

28. ‘Kesavante Vilapangal’ is written by

A. M. Mukundhan B. O.V.Vijayan

C. Anand D. Perumbadavam Sreedharan

29. First Malayalam cinema is:

A. Balan B. Newspaper Boy

C. Harishchandra D. Vigatha Kumaran

30. The Director of the film ‘Susanna’ is :

A. T.V Chandran B. Priyadarsan

C. Adoor Gopalakrishnan D. Lenin Rajendran

31. The Nigerian Novelist who won the Nobel Prize

A. Cold Seamong B. Vol Soyinga

C. Joseph Bordskey D. None of the above

32. ‘World AIDS Day’:

A. April 17th B. June 5th

C. December1st D. February 14th

33. The famous film song ‘Easwaran Hinduvalla , Islamalla, Christaniyalla, Indranum chandranumalla’ was written by :

A. O.N.V Kuruppu B. S.L Puram Sadanandan

C. Vayalar ramavarma D. None of the above

34. FIFA President:

A. Sep Blatter B. Urz Linzy

C. H.K Dua D. None of the above

35. Erethrean Sea is :

A. Bay of Bengal B. Indian Ocean

C. Red Sea D. Arabian Sea

Questions 35 to 55 : Choose correct Answer

36. Find out the values of ‘x’ and ‘y’ if x + y=7; 3x – 2y =11

A. 4,3 B. 5,2 C. 3,4 D. 2,5

37. Five years ago I was thrice was old as my son and ten years later I shall be twice as old as my son. Hoe old are we now?

A. 30 & 40 B. 50 & 20 C. 40 & 15 D. 35 & 15

38. 3 chairs and 2 tables cost Rs 700 and 5 chairs and 3 tables cost Rs 1,100 .What is the cost of 2 chairs and 2 tables?

A. 400 B. 500 C. 600 D. 900

39. Find two consecutive natural numbers, whose squares have been the sum 221.

A. 10,11 B. 9,10 C. 12,13 D. 13,15

40. Find out the values of x & y if 2x + 3y = 31 ; 17x – 11y = 8.

A. 4,7 B. 5,7 C. 6,8 D. 5,8

41. The some of two numbers is 15 . If the sum of their reciprocals is 3/10, find out the numbers.

A. 9,6 B. 8,7 C. 5,10 D. 4,11

42. The length of rectangular plot is 8 meters than its breadth. If the area of the plot is 308m . find the length and breadth of the plot in meter.

A. L-18, B-8 B. L-18, B-10 C. L-20, B-12 D. L-22, B-14

43. A lawn is in the shape of rectangle of length 60 meters an width 40 meters. Out side the lawn there is a foot path of uniform width 1 meter broadening the lawn. Find out the area of the path.

A. 4m2 B. 204m2 C. 204m D. 184m2

44. A chess board contain 64 equal squares and the area of each square 6.25 cm2 . A boarder round the board is 2 cm wide. Find the length of the side of the chess board.

A. 24cm B. 42cm C. 60cm D. 64cm2

45. The area of triangle is 48cm2 , the base is 12 cm. What is its altitude?

A. 4cm B. 6cm C. 8cm D. 12cm

46. The minute hand of a clock 10cm long. Find the area on the face of the clock described by the minute hand between 9.am and 9.35am.
(P=3.14)
A. 183cm2 B. 160cm2 C. 100cm2 D. 314cm2

47. The number of children 10 families in an a locality are listed: 3,1,4,0,2,1,1,2,3,3

A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4

48. The mean of a set 40 values is 6. Each of the values is increased by 5.What will be the mean of the set of new values.

A. 11 B. 45 C. 60 D. 70

49. Find out the median of the values 5,10,3,7,2,9,6,2,11.

A. 2 B. 6 C. 11 D.9

50. 5:6,7:8, 13:16- Which of the following is the correct, if the above values are arranged in descending order of magnitude?

A. 5:6>7:8>13:16 B.13:16>7:8>5:6

C. 7:8>5:6>13:16 D. 7:8>13:16>5:6

51. What must be added to the numbers 6,10,14 and 22 so that they became success- sive proportional?

A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D.4

52. Which one of the following is having greater value?

A. 5:3 B. 6:4 C. 7:6 D.9:7

53. Nalini purchase cycle for Rs 660including sales tax. If the rate of sales tax is 10%, find out the sale price of the cycle.

A. 500 B. 550 C. 560 D.600

54. What will be the next number in the following series of numbers 2,4,16,…….

A. 32 B. 64 C. 256 D.300

55. What will be the next number, if the series of numbers is as follows 3,11,27,59,….

A. 70 B. 86 C. 100 D.123

Questions 56 to 100: Select appropriate answers

56. Who proposed the atomic theory?

A. John Dalton B. Neils Bohr C. Chadwick D. Rutherford

57. Father of Electricity:

A. Michal Faraday B. J.J Thompson C. Edison D. Ampere

58. Who is related to Green Revolution in India?

A. Varghese Kurian B.Anand

C. Dr.M.S.Swaminathan D. Medha Padkar

59.Dengue Fever is caused by ___

A. Bacteria B. Virus

C. Fungi D. Not produced by infective agent

60. Temporary hardness of water is due to ____

A. Calcium chloride B. Sodium carbonate

C. Sodium chloride D. Magnesium bicarbonate

61. Global warning is due to the increased the production of all the following EXCEPT:

A. Carbon dioxide B. Ethane C. Methane D. Sulpher dioxide

62. The concept that all plants are made of cells was put forward by:

A. Theodor Schwan B. R. Virchow

C. Louis Pasteur D. M.J Schleiden

63. All the following are noble metals EXPECT:

A. Mercury B. Gold C. Silver D. Platinum

64. EEG is used to study the function of :

A. Herat B. Muscle C. Brain D. Nerve

65. DNA model is put forward by:

A. Ilan Wilmut B. Dr. Henri Becquirel

C. Robert Hook D. None of the above

66. World Heavy- weight Champion of 2003:

A. Clistsco B. Muhammed Ali

C. Linnex Lewis D. None of the above

67. Second Kerala Chief Minister is:

A. Pattom Thanu Pillai B. EMS

C. C. Achutha Menon D. R.Sankar

68. The slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ was first used by:

A. Bhagat Singh B. Subhash Candra Bose

C. V.I Lenin D. Ajay Ghosh

69. ‘Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangam’ is founded by:

A. A.K Gopalan B. Ayyankali

C. Sree Narayana Guru D. Vakkom Maulavi

70. All of the following area Dravidian language EXCEPT:

A. Malayalam B. Telungu C. Thulu D. Marathi

71. First Internal Affaires Minister of independent India:

A. Jawaharlal Nehru B. Lal Bahadur Shastri

C. Sardar Vallabhai Patel D. V.Krishnan Menon

72. Capital of Keneya:

A. Aman B. Nairobi C. Cairo D. Beirut

73. First computer virus:

A. Gappi B. Meleesa C. Norton D. Apple

74. Who declared that ”Swaraj is my birth right and I must have it” ?

A. Bhagat Singh B. Balagangadhar Tilak

C. Mahatma Gandhi D. Subhash Chandra bose

75. All of the following persons are extremists of Independence movement EXCEPT:

A. Lala Lajpat Rai B. Bipin Chandrapal

C. Gopalakrishna Gokhale D. Aurobindo Ghosh

76. Which of the following event is related to General Dyer?

A. Jalianwala Bagh massacre B. Wagon Tragedy

C. Chittagong Riot D. Punnapra Vayalar struggle

77. First battle of Panipat was between:

A. Hemu and Akbar B. Marathas East India Company

C. Babur and Ibrahim Lodi D. East India Company and Portuguese

78. Where did Gandhiji launched his first struggle?

A. Navaghaly B. Dandi C. Kappad D. Champaran

79. Who presided the first session of All India Trade Union Congress?

A. Subhash Chandra Bose B. Lal Lajpat Rai

C. C.R. Das D. Jawaharlal Nehru

80. Volunteer captain of Guruvayoor Temple Sathyagraha:

A. A.K Gopalan B. K.kelappan

C. Pattom Thanupillai D. Ayyankali

81.The East India Company established its first factory at

A. Surat B. Pune C. Culcutta D. Bombay

82. Formation of the INA was the result of the great efforts made by

A. Captain Lakshmi Bai B. Rash Behari Bose

C. Subhash Chandra Bose D. Aurobindo Ghosh

83. In which conference did Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as the president of India National Congress?

A. Avadi B. Pune C. Tripuri D. Bombay

84. RSS was banned in 1948 in relation with

A. India-Pak division B. Hindu-Muslim War

C. Subhash Chandra Bose D. Assassination Of Mahatma Gandhi

85. ‘Bhruhaspathi’ is related with

A. Arya Samajam B. Medicine

C. Indus civilization D. Charvakamatham

86. The slogan ’American Model Arabikadalil’ is related with

A. Telungana struggle B. Punnapara-Vayalar struggle

C. Kayyur Struggle D. Vaikom Sathyagraha

87. ‘Keralam Malayalikalude Mathrubhoomi’ was written by

A. Kumaranasan B. Thakazhi C. E.M.S D. Vallathol

88. Male-Female sex ratio of India 2001 census is:

A. 1000:933 B. 1000:1040 C. 1000:939 D. 1000:1046

89. The Prime Minister who started privatization in Britain:

A. Margaret Thatcher B. John Major

C. Tony Blair D. Winston Churchill

90. The smallest state in world

A. Russia B. Vatican C. Sri Lanka D. Cuba

91. The persons who became the chief Minister for the longest period in India:

A. E.K Narayanan B. Vasantha Sate

C. Jyothi Basu D. K.Karunakaran

92. Who was the first speaker of Lok sabha?

A. Sivaraj Patel B. Jagjeevan Ram

C. Lal Bahadur Shasthri D. G.V Mavlankar

93. Panchayathi Raj instructions came in to effect with the amendment of the constitution:

A. 70th B. 73rd C. 76th D. 79th

94. Who is the president of newly declared independent country, East Timor?

A. Xanana Gusmao B. Hugo Chavez

C. Lula da Zilva D. Nuster Kitchnarre

95. The Chairman of Constitution review committee:

A. Kuldip Nayyar B. Justice Kbare

C. Justice Varma D. Justice Venkita Chellaiya

96. Monthly Salary of Chief Justice in India:

A. Rs. 30000 B. Rs. 31000 C. Rs. 33000 D. Rs 50000

97. What is B.O.D.?

A. Biological Oxygen Demand B. Biochemistry of Diseases

C. Biochemical Oxygen Demand D. None of the above

98. Meenamatha disease is relate with

A. Cadmium B. Mercury C. Lead D. Iron

99. National party one which could secure not less than ___ % of the total valid votes in the previous general election.

A. 4% B. 6% C. 8% D. 9%

100. The theory that ‘ the continents will travel’ was first put forward by:

A. Antonio Sneider B. F.J Wine C. D.H Mathews D. Alfred Wegner

ANSWERS With Explanations :

1. C. Astonish 2. B. Exaggerate

3. B. Speculate 4. A. Imminent

5. A. Persuade

6. C. Magenda. All others colours present in rainbow.

7. B. Carrot. It is a root vegetable.

8. C. Shatrugnan Sinha. All others were Finance Minister of India D. Manmohan singh also can be the answers. as others were only union ministers while Manmohan Singh is the Prime Minister.

9. D. Confirm

10. B. O.N.V Kuruppu (G. Sanakarakuruppu,S.K Pottekkadu and Thakazhi Sivasankarapillaiall the recipients of Jnanpith award).

11. A. K.P Kumaran

12. D. Kottarakara Sreedharan Nair
P.J Antony First Keralite get Bharat award

13. D. Vienna ( Canberra- Capital of Austalia, Santiago- Capital of Chile)

14. C. T, Y
[A] B C D [E] F G H I [J] K L M
N [O] P Q R S [T] U V W X [Y] Z

[E] 5th Position [J] 10th position [O] 15th position
[T] 20th position [Y] 25th position

15. C. and D. are correct
A + 3 = D, D + 4 = H
B + 3 = E, E + 4 = I
C + 3 = F, F + 4 = J
E + 3 = H, H + 4 = L
FIM also comes in the same manner.

16. A. Put up 17. D. Called out

18. B. May 19. C. One of the

20. A. a few

21. C. 1945. Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany in 1933.

22. A. 1934. Congress Socialist Party was set up in 1934 under Acharya Narendra Dev and Jayaprakash Narayanan.

23. No right answer.
IMF – was established in 1945 and started functioning in 1947. World Bank was set in 1944 and began operation in 1946.

24. D. 1997. 25. A. 1970

26. D. Christiaan Bernard. One life is book written by Dr. Christiaan Bernard. He made the first human heart transplant in 1967.

27. B. Sigmund Freud. Freud was the founder of Psychoanalysis. Psychopathology of Every Life, The Ego and the Id are his other famous work.

28. A. M. Murukan 29. D. Vigatha Kumaran

30. A. T.V Chandran

31. B. Vol soyigna – Dr Zivago is a book written by Russian novelist Boris Pasternak.

32. C. December 1st
World Health Day – April 7 World Environment Day – June 5
Valenties Day – February 14

33. C. Vayalar Ramavarma.

34. A. Seep Blatter – FIFA celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004. FIFA was formed on May 21, 1904

35. C. Red sea – Malagasy islands is the biggest island in the Indian ocean.

36. B. x + y = 7 (1)
3x – 2y = 11 (2)
(1) * 2 ═> 2x + 2y = 14
3x + 2y = 11
5x = 25
x = 5
:. Y = 7 – x = 7 – 5 = 2

37. B. 50 & 20
Let ‘x’ be the age of son,
3x + 15 = 2 ( x+ 15)
3x + 15 = 2x + 30
:. X = 15
Present age of son = x + 5 = 20
Father = 3x + 5 = 50

38. C. Rs. 600
3 chair + 2 table = 700 …….(1)
5 chair + 3 table = 1100 ……(2)
3* (1) ═> 9 chair + 3 tables = 2100…….(3)
2* (2) ═> 10 chair + 6 tables = 2200………(4)
(4) – (3) ═> Chair = 100
:. Tables = 200
2 chair + 2 tables
= 200 + 400
= 600

39. A. 10, 11
ie, 102 + 112 = 100 + 121 = 221

40. B. 5, 7
2x + 3y = 31 (1)
17x – 11y = 8 (2)
(1) * 11, 22x + 33y = 341
(2) * (3), 51x – 33y = 24
73x = 365

x = 365 = 5
73
:. 10 + 3y = 31 3y = 21
:. Y = 7

41. C. 5, 10
If a = 5 and b = 10
A + b = 5 + 10 = 15
Sum of their reciprocals

= 1 + 1 = 1 + 1 = 2 +1 = 3
a b 5 10 10 10

42. D.

43. B.

44. A.

45. C. 8cm
Are = ½ bh
½ * 12 h = 48
h = 8 cm

46. A. 183 cm2 Angle subtend is 2100
(jhjdfdifdjsklfjsd)

47. B. 2
Sum 20
Mean = ____ = 3+1+4+0+2+1+1+2+3+3 = ___ =2

Number 1 10

48. A. 11 – New mean = 5+ old mean = 5+6 = 11

49. B. 6
values written in ascending order
2, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
Middle value is the median. i.e., ie

5 7 13
50. C. 7 : 8 > 5 : 6 > 13 : 16 — = 0.86, __ = 0.87, ___ = 0.81
6 8 16
7 : 8 > 5 : 6 > 13 : 6

51. B. 2
6 + x = 14 + x
10 + x 22 + x
(6 + x) (22 + x) = (14 + x) (10 + x)
132 + 6x + 22x + x2 = 140 + 14x + 10x + x2
4x = 8
x = 2

52. A.

53. D. 110 CP = 660
100

CP = 660 * 100 = 600
110

54. C. 256 2, 4, 16
4 = 22, 16 = 42, 256 = 162

55. D. 3, 11, 27, 59, 123
(+8, +16, +32, +64)
Difference between the connective numbers are 8, 16, 32, 64

56. A. John Dalton
Dalton proposed that all matter is composed of extremely small particulars called atoms.

57. A. Michel Faraday
Father of Nuclear Physics – Ernest Rutherford.
Father of Atom Bomb – Otto Hahn.

58. C. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
M.S Swaminathan, eminent agricultural scientist will now heads a committee appointed by the Agriculture Ministry to prepare a national policy on Agrie – Biotechnology

59. B. Virus

60. D. Magnesium bicarbonates.
Temporary hardness of water is due the presence of bicarbonates of calcium and magnesium.

61. D. Sulphur dioxide
Carbon compounds are mainly responsible for Green House Effect.

62. D. M.J Schleiden

63. D. Mercury
Mercury is referred to to as the first superconducting metel.

64. C. Brain
ECG (Electrocardiogram) is used to study the function of heart.

65. D. None of these
DNA model was propounded by Watson and Crick in 1953

66. C. Linnex Lewis 67. A. Pattom Thanu Pillai.

68. A. Bhagat Singh
The slogan of ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ was given by the revolutionary , group ‘Hindustan Socialist Republic Association .

69. B. Ayyankali

70.C. All except Marathi and Dravidian languages.

71. C. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Internal Affairs refers to Home Ministry.

72. B. Nairobi – Cairo is the capital of Egypt.

73. D. Apple – VIRUS refers Vital Information Resources Under Siege.

74. B. Balagangadhar Tilak
“Dilli Chalo” and “Jai Hind” were coined by Subhash Chandra Bose.

75. C. Gopalakrishna Gokhale
Gokhale, Dadabhahi Naoroji, and Feroz Shah Mehta were liberal politicians.

76. A. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre held on April 13, 1919 at Amritsar.

77. C. Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi
The first battle of Panipat was held in A.D 1526

78. D. Champaran
Gandhiji’s is first Satyagraha in India was fro the rights of indigo workers in Champaran in 1917.

79. C. C.R. Das – All India Trade Union Congress was formed in 1920.

80. A. A K Gopalan – K Kelappan was the leader of Guruvayoor Satyagraha in 1931

81. A. Surat
Dutch East India Company was established in 1592

82. B. Rash Behari Bose
> The Idea of the INA was first conceived by Malaya by Mohan Singh, an Indian officer of British Indian Army.
> On September 1, 1942, the fist division of the INA was formed with 16,300 men led by Mohan Singh, Rash Behari Bose and Niranjan Singh Gill.
> The Second phase of the INA began on July 2, 1943 by Subhash Chandra Bose in Singapore.

83. C. Tripuri
Subhash Chandra Bose become the first elected President of INC in 1938 (Haripura Session)

84. D. Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhiji was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic Nathuram Vinayak Godse.

85. D. Charvakamatham

86. B. Punnapra Vayalar Struggle (1946)

87. C. EMS

88. A. 1000 : 933
The sex ratio of Kerala according to the 2001 census is 1000 : 1058

89. A. Margaret Thatcher
Thatcher is known the ‘Iron Lady’. She is also the first women Prime Minister of Britain.

90. B. Vatican
Vatican is also the least populous city in the world.

91. C. Jyothi Basu
EK Narayanan is the longest serving Chief Minister of Kerala.

92. D. G.V Mavlankar 93. B. 73rd

94. Correct answer is Jose Ramos Horta
East Timer become the 191st member of United Station

95. A. Justice Venkita Chellaya

96. C. Rs. 33,000

97. A & C are correct. – Biological Oxygen Demand and Biochemical Oxygen Demand .
The estimation B.O.D gives an idea of the amount of pollution in water.

98. B. Mercury 99. B. 6%

100. D. Alfred Wegner
Alfred Wegner in 1915 first gave the term ‘Continental drift’

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