SECRETARIAT ASSISTANT PRELIMINARY EXAM - 2004
 
1. To surprise somebody greatly:
 
(A) Appraise (B) Antonyms
(C) Astonish (D) Reveal
2. To make something more important that it really :
 
(A) Excess (B) Elaborate
(C) Stress upon (D) Exaggerate
3. Express one's 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
6. 'One word does not belong to the group. Find it out
 
(A) Violet (B) Blue
(C) Magenda (D) Green
7. 'One word does not belong to the group. Find it out.
 
(A) Cucumber (B) Carrot
(C) Brinjal (D) Ladies finger
8. 'One word does not belong to the group. Find it out.
 
(A) Yaswanth Sinha (B) Jaswant Singha
(C) Shatrugnan Sinha (D) Manmohan Singh
9. "one word does not belong to the group. Find it out.
 
(A) Cancel (B) Nullify
(C) Void (D) Confirm
10. 'One word does not belong to the group. Find it out'
 
(A) G. Sankarakuruppu (B) O.N.V. Kuruppu
(C) S.K.Pottekkadu (D) Takazhi Sivasankara Pillai
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11. Pather Panjali: Sathyajith Ray; Athithi:
 
(A) K.. P. Kumaran (B) M.T. Vasudevan Nair
(C) T.V. Chandran (D) P.A Backer
12. Pareekkutty: Madhu; Chemban Kunju:
 
(A) P.J.Antony (B) Jose Prakash
(C) Govindankutty (D) Kottarakara Sreedharan Nair
13. Bangladesh: Dhaka;Austria:
 
(A) Canberra (B) Lapaz
(C) Santiago (D) Vienna
14. A,E, J,O, -,-
 
(A) M,Q (B) S,X
(C) T,Y (D) U,Z
15. ADH,BEI,CFJ, -
 
(A) DGL (B) DHK
(C) EHL (D) FIJ
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
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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) 1945
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) Christian 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.Mukundan (B) O.V.Vijayan
(C) Anand (D) Permbadavam 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
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31. The Nigerian Novelist who one the the Nobel prize:
 
(A) Clod Semong (B) Vol Soyinga
(C) Joseph Brodskey (D) None of the above
32. 'World AIDS Day':
 
(A) April 17th (B) June 5th
(C) December 1 st (D) February 14th
33. The famous film song 'Easwaran Hinduvalla, Islamalla,Christianiyalla, 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
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 as old as my son and ten years later I shall be twice as old as my son. How 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
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41. The sum 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 a rectangular plot is 8 meters greater than its breadth.If the area of the plot is 308m. find the length and breadth of the plot in metre.
 
(A) L 16, 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 a rectangle of length 60 meters and width 40 meters. Out side the lawn there is a foot path of uniform width I 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 is 6.25cm2.A broder round the board is 2cm wide. Find the length of the side of the chees board.
 
(A) 24cm (B) 42cm
(C) 60cm (D) 64cm2
45. The area of a 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 is 10cm long. Find the area on the face of the clock described by the minute hand between 9.00 am and 9.35 am.
 
(A) 183 cm2 (B) 160cm2
(C) 100cm2 (D) 314cm2
47. The number of children in 10 families in a locality are listed : 3,1,4,0,2,1,1,2,3,3.Find out the mean number of children.
 
(A) 1 (B) 2
(C) 3 (D) 4
48. The mean of a set of 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 correct, if the above values are arrenged 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
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51. What must be added to the numbers 6,10,14 and 22 so that they became successive 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 purchases a cycle for Rs. 660 including 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 numberes is as follows 3,11,27,59, ......
 
(A) 70 (B) 86
(C) 100 (D) 123
56. Who proposed the atomic theory ?
 
(A) John Dalton (B) Neils Bohr
(C) Chadwick (D) Rutherford
57. Father of Electricity :
 
(A) Michael 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
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61. Global warming is due to the increased 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 EXCEPT :
 
(A) Mercury (B) Gold
(C) Silver (D) Platinum
64. EEG is used to study the function of :
 
(A) Heart (B) Muscle
(C) Brain (D) Nerve
65. DNA model is put forward by :
 
(A) Ian 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 Thanupillai (B) E.M.S
(C) C.Achutha Menon (D) R.Sankar
68. The Slogan'Inquilab Zindabad' was first used by :
 
(A) Bhagat Singh (B) Subash Chandra Bose
(C) V.I. Lenin (D) Ajay Ghosh
69. ' Sadu jana Paripalana Sangam' is founded by :
 
(A) A.K. Gopalan (B) Ayyankalli
(C) Sree Narayana Guru (D) Vakkam Maulavi
70. All of the following are Dravidian language EXCEPT:
 
(A) Malayalam (B) Telungu
(C) Thulu (D) Marathi
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71. First Internal Affairs Minister of independent India :
 
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru (B) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(C) Sardar Vallabahi Patel (D) V.Krisha Menon
72. Capital of Keniya :
 
(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) Subash Chandra Bose
75. All of the following persons are extremists of independence movement EXCEPT ?
 
(A) Lala Rajapt 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 sruggle
77. First battle of Panipat was between;
 
(A) Hemu and Akbar (B) Marathas and 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) Subash Chandra Bose (B) Lala Rajapat 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
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81. The East India Company established its first factory at
 
(A) Surat (B) Pune
(C) Culacutta (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) Subash Chandra Bose (D) Aurobindo Ghosh
83. In which conference did Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as the president of Indian 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) Bengal Division (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) Punnapra - 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 in 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 the world
 
(A) Russia (B) Vatican
(C) Sri Lanka (D) Cuba
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91. The person who became the Chief Minister for the longest period in India :
 
(A) E.K. .Nayanar (B) Vasantha Sate
(C) Jyothi Basu (D) K.Karunakaran
92. Who was the first speker of LokSabha?
 
(A) Sivaraj Patel (B) Jagjeevan Ram
(C) Lal Bahdur Shasthri (D) G.V Mavlankar
93. Panchayathi Raj instructions came into 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) Jos Ramos Horta
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 of India :
 
(A) Rs. 30.000 (B) Rs. 31.000
(C) 1,10,000 (D) 50.000
97. What is B.O.D
 
(A) Biological Oxygen Demand (B) Biochemistry of Diseases
(C) Biophysics Oxygen Demand (D) None of the above
98. Meenamatha disease is related with
 
(A) Cadmium (B) Mercury
(C) Lead (D) Iron
99. National Party is 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 continenents will travel' was first put forward by:
 
(A) Antonio Sneider (B) F.J .Wine
(C) D.H.Mathews (D) Alfred Wegner
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