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S.S.C. Statistical Investigators Grade-III and Compiler Exam., 2008,

S.S.C. Statistical Investigators Grade-III and Compiler Exam., 2008

(Held on 15-06-2008)

General Awareness

1. The headquarters of the Asian Development Bank is located at—

(A) Bangkok

(B) Singapore

(C) Kualalumpur

(D) Manila

Ans : (D)

2. Explicit cost means—

(A) Payments made for short period

(B) Payments made for long period

(C) Payments incurred on fixed and variable costs

(D) Payments made for productive resources

Ans : (D)

3. The most important aspect affecting cropping pattern is—

(A) The social consideration

(B) The economic consideration

(C) The political consideration

(D) The geographical consideration

Ans : (D)

4. Which is the most mobile factor of production ?

(A) Land

(B) Labour

(C) Capital

(D) Organisation

Ans : (C)

5. Cottage and small scale industries are desirable in Indian Economy from the point of view of—

(A) Income generation

(B) Large scale production

(C) Low cost technology

(D) Employment generation

Ans : (D)

6. Which one of the following item is entered as credit in the balance of Payment Account ?

(A) Imports from abroad

(B) Purchase of assets from abroad

(C) Sale of assets abroad

(D) Purchase of gold from abroad

Ans : (C)

7. When there are economies of scale, it means that an increase in production must be accompanied by—

(A) A reduction in total cost of production

(B) A reduction in average cost of production

(C) A reduction in prices of inputs

(D) An increase in profitability of producers

Ans : (B)

8. G-77 stands for a group of 77—

(A) Capitalist countries

(B) Socialist countries

(C) Advanced countries

(D) Developing countries

Ans : (D)

9. Changes in Bank Rate affects—

(A) The market rate of interest

(B) Select industries for investments

(C) Banks giving loans

(D) The cash reserve ratios

Ans : (A)

10. Total costs is a combination of—

(A) Fixed cost and variable cost

(B) Money cost and real cost

(C) Economic cost and social cost

(D) Past cost and future cost

Ans : (A)

11. The present strength of the Rajya Sabha is—

(A) 245

(B) 250

(C) 260

(D) 300

Ans : (A)

12. The electoral college for election to the office of the President consists of elected members of the—

(A) Lok Sabha

(B) Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha

(C) Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies

(D) None of these

Ans : (C)

13. Under which Article of the Constitution the central government can take pre-emptive action to protect any state against external aggression and internal disturbances—

(A) 355

(B) 356

(C) 357

(D) 358

Ans : (A)

14. When did India become a Republic ? On—

(A) August 15, 1947

(B) November 26, 1949

(C) January 26, 1950

(D) December 10, 1946

Ans : (C)

15. Who was the first Indian Scholar who treated Mathematics as a distinct subject ?

(A) Brahma Gupta

(B) Aryabhatta

(C) Varahamihira

(D) Ramanujam

Ans : (B)

16. In Buddhism a Chaitya is also known as—

(A) Residence of the Monks

(B) Hall of Worship

(C) Dining Hall

(D) Congregation Hall

Ans : (D)

17. When were Goa, Diu and Daman annexed into the Indian Union ?

(A) 1947 A.D.

(B) 1961 A.D.

(C) 1951 A.D.

(D) 1954 A.D.

Ans : (B)

18. The Maldives are the islands of this ocean—

(A) Atlantic Ocean

(B) Indian Ocean

(C) Pacific Ocean

(D) Arctic Ocean

Ans : (B)

19. Shiva is worshipped as Nataraja in a famous temple in Tamil Nadu, where ?

(A) Tanjore

(B) Madurai

(C) Rameshwaram

(D) Chidambaram

Ans : (D)

20. Australia is particularly known for—

(A) Wheat Mills and Wheat Cultivation

(B) Sheep rearing and Mining

(C) Lumbering and Paper Mills

(D) Jute Mills and Jute Cultivation

Ans : (B)

21. Lime is sometimes applied to soil in order to—

(A) Increase the acidity of the soil

(B) Decrease the alkalinity of the soil

(C) Decrease the acidity of the soil

(D) Increase the alkalinity of the soil

Ans : (D)

22. Which of the following depletes the ozone layer ?

(A) CFC’s

(B) Carbon dioxide

(C) Carbon monoxide

(D) Nitrogen dioxide

Ans : (A)

23. The turgid condition of a cell is due to—

(A) Loss of water

(B) Entry of water

(C) Loss of solutes

(D) Entry of solutes

Ans : (B)

24. In the blood group ‘O’ the antigen present is—

(A) A

(B) B

(C) A and B

(D) No antigen

Ans : (D)

25. The time-period of a pendulum on the moon—

(A) Decreases

(B) Increases

(C) Remains the same

(D) Is zero

Ans : (B)

26. The human ear is sensitive to sound intensity ranging from—

(A) 200 to 300 db

(B) 300 to 400 db

(C) 500 to 600 db

(D) 0 to 180 db

Ans : (D)

27. A solar eclipse occurs when the—

(A) Sun comes between the earth and the moon

(B) Moon comes between the sun and the earth

(C) Earth comes between the sun and the moon

(D) Sun comes between the earth and the star

Ans : (B)

28. The Angstrom unit measures—

(A) Temperature

(B) Electric current

(C) Time

(D) Wavelength

Ans : (D)

29. We can hold a pen due to the—

(A) Force of gravity

(B) Force of friction

(C) Force of weight

(D) Work done by our muscles

Ans : (B)

30. One calorie of energy is equivalent to—

(A) 0·42 joule

(B) 4·2 joule

(C) 42 joule

(D) 420 joule

Ans : (B)

31. Metals, when exposed to electromagnetic radiations, emit—

(A) Electrons

(B) Protons

(C) Neutrons

(D) Alpha particles

Ans : (A)

32. Which one of the following is a super cooled liquid ?

(A) Mercury

(B) Bromine

(C) Glass

(D) Ice-cream

Ans : (C)

33. Haemoglobin is an Iron-containing—

(A) Nucleic acid

(B) Protein

(C) Antibody

(D) Hormone

Ans : (B)

34. Green flames given out by the burning of firework is due to the presence of—

(A) Sodium

(B) Barium

(C) Potassium

(D) Calcium

Ans : (B)

35. Which one of the following is not a function of protein ?

(A) Building up of tissues

(B) Catalysing some reactions

(C) Growth of bones

(D) Repair of torn tissues

Ans : (B)

36. Metal used for galvanising iron is—

(A) Mercury

(B) Aluminium

(C) Copper

(D) Zinc

Ans : (D)

37. An example of a synthetic rubber is—

(A) Neoprene

(B) Nylon

(C) Rayon

(D) Polyester

Ans : (A)

38. The metal which is called Quick Silver is—

(A) Silver

(B) Aluminium

(C) Mercury

(D) Lead

Ans : (C)

39. What is the tenure of office of the Vice-President ?

(A) Co-terminus with that of the President

(B) Five years

(C) Six years

(D) As decided by the Electoral College voting the person

Ans : (B)

40. Who amidst the following Presidents held office for two terms ?

(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(B) Dr. Radhakrishnan

(C) Dr. Zakir Hussain

(D) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma

Ans : (A)

41. Which of the following constitutional documents had the most profound influence in creating the Indian Constitution ?

(A) The Government of India Act, 1935

(B) The US Constitution

(C) The British Constitution

(D) The UN Charter

Ans : (A)

42. Which of the following produces the widely used antibiotic penicillin ?

(A) An algae

(B) A bacterium

(C) A synthetic process

(D) A fungus

Ans : (D)

43. What forms the largest part of most diets ?

(A) Nucleic acid

(B) Proteins

(C) Carbohydrates

(D) Lipids

Ans : (C)

44. Acid present in Tamarind is—

(A) Citric acid

(B) Acetic acid

(C) Tartaric acid

(D) Oxalic acid

Ans : (C)

45. Which of the following diseases is caused by a viral infection ?

(A) Typhoid

(B) Cholera

(C) Common cold

(D) Tetanus

Ans : (C)

46. In which part of India does saffron grow ?

(A) Darjeeling district

(B) Kashmir

(C) Hills in Madhya Pradesh

(D) Nilgiri Hills

Ans : (B)

47. India is one of the largest producer of which of the following spices ?

1. Black pepper

2. Cardamom

3. Cloves

4. Ginger

Select the correct answer by using the codes given below :

(A) 1 and 3

(B) 2 and 3

(C) 1, 2 and 4

(D) 3 and 4

Ans : (C)

48. Which one of the following is not a Fundamental Right ?

(A) Right to strike

(B) Right against exploitation

(C) Right to equality

(D) Right to freedom of religion

Ans : (A)

49. Who can issue the writs for enforcement of the fundamental rights ?

(A) The District Judge

(B) The Human Rights Commission

(C) The High Court and the Supreme Court

(D) The Director General of Police

Ans : (C)

50. What does hail consist of ?

(A) Granular ice

(B) Crystals of ice

(C) Water droplets

(D) Masses of ice in layers one above the other

Ans : (D)


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1. Why the document you created at home displays with a different font at school?

Because you have a different printer at school than at home Because you have a different monitor at school than at home

font you used at home is not installed on your school computer Because the version of Windows is different

2. Which keyboard shortcut centers selected text?

Ctrl+C Alt+C There is no keyboard shortcut for this operation Ctrl+E

3. What is the default file extension for all Word documents?


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Tab Shift Enter Ctrl+Enter

5. How many different documents can you have open at one time?

No more that three Only one As many as your computer memory will hold No more than your Taskbar can display

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Go to File/Send To/Mail Recipient Save the file as an email attachment Start Outlook and attach the file while open in Word This is an impossible operation

7. Which keystroke will take you at the beginning or the end of a long document?

Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown Shift+Home and Shift+End Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End The only way is by using the right scroll bar

8. How many margins are on a page?

Two (header and footer) Four (top, bottom, right, left) Two (landscape and Portrait) Two (top and bottom)

9.In order to save a Word document as a web page you need to:

Put the appropriate graphics and links on the document Save the document in simple text format Use your web browser as an editor and save as URL Save as HTML

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The same characters per line with the same document in landscape More characters per line than the same document in landscape Less characters per line than the same document in landscape Smaller fonts in order to fit the same amount of characters per line with landscape




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Prachi Mishra
SimranKaur Mundi
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Sachin Tendulkar
Saurav Ganguli
Sanjeeva Kumar Singh
Gagan Narang

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Delhi Daredevils

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Arundhati Roy
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Priya Ranjan Das Munshi
Mani Shankar Aiyyar
Sushama Swaraj

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15th March,2012
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Serena Williams
Venus Wlliams
Maria Sharapova
Ana Ivanovic

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