Sunday, June 5, 2011

MPSC Preliminary Examination Question Paper

(Exam Held on 13th Feb 2011)
1. The immediate cause of the Revolt of 1857 was
(1) Use of cartridges greased with cow fat and pig fat
(2) Annexation of several states
(3) The spread of Christianity
(4) Abolition of titles, vatans and pensions

2.Who, from the following, was inspired to found the Indian National Congress ?
(1) Dadabhai Naoroji
(2) Vyomeshchandra Banerjee
(3) Sir A.O. Hume
(4) Lokmanya Tilak

3. Who founded “A.rya Mahila Samaj” in Pune ?
(1) Savitribai Phule
(2) Pandita Ramabai
(3) Iravati Karve
(4) Anutai Wagh

4.Who was the source of inspiration to found the “Indian National Trade Union C0ngress” in 1947 ?
(1) Pandit Nehru
(2) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(3) Sardar Patel
(4) Gulzarilal Nanda

5. In which year was the “University Grants Commissi0n” established ‘?
(1) 1957
(2) 1958
(3) 1956
(4) 1959

6. Who established the “S0ciety for the Protection of Hindu Legion” ‘?
(1) V.D. Savarkar and Anant Kanhere l
(2) Vasudeo Chafekar and Damodar Chafekar
(3) Anant Kanhere and Balkrishna Chafekar
(4) Damodar Chafekar and Balkrishna Chafekar

7. Who started the newspaper “Sudharak” ?
(1) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
(2) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar
(3) Lokmanya Tilak i
(4) Vishnushastri Chiplunkar

5. “Manav Dharma Sabha” institution was established by
(1) Mahatma Jyotiba Phule
(2) Ganesh Vasudeo Joshi
(3) Baba Padmanji
(4) Dadoba Pandurang Tarkhadkar

9.Who launched Satyagraha of the ‘Cavdar Ta1e’ at Mahad in 1927 `?
(1) Mahatma Gandhi
(2) VR. Shinde
(3) VD. Savarkar
(4) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

10. Who started the periodical “Samaj Swasthya” ?
(1) R.D. Karve
(2) Mahatma Phule
(3) Chha. Shahu Maharaj
(4) Dhondo Keshav Karve

11. Depressed Classes Mission’ was founded by .
(1) Vitthal Ramaji Shinde
(2) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
(3) Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve
(4) Mahatma Jyotiba Phule

12.Mahatma Phule recommended to the Hunter Commission that State should give the priority to .
(1) Higher Education
(2) Free and Compulsory Primary Education
(3) Adult Education
(4) Female Education

13.Mountain soil is known as .
(1) Black cotton soil
(2) Unmatured soil
(3) Peat soil
(4) Alkali soil

15.district of Maharashtra is largest according to the area.
(1) Pune
(2) Ahmednagar
(3) Nagpur
(4) Yavatmal

16.Project Tiger’ at Melghat is located in district.
(1) Gadchiroli
(2) Bhandara
(3) Amravati
(4) Yavatmal

17. Which wood is mostly utilized for furniture ?
(1) Sandal
(2) Teak
(3) Banyan
(4) Mango

18.The river Koyna joins the river Krishna at _ .
(1) Satara
(2) Kolhapur
(3) Karad
(4) Mahabaleshwar

19.Which among the following persons was not a member of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution ?
(1) Dr. K.M. Munshi
(2) Pandit J awaharlal Nehru
(3) N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
(4) Mr. DP Khaitan

20.The Constitution of India was enacted by a Constituent Assembly set up .
(1) under the Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946
(2) under the Indian Independence Act, 1947
(3) under the resolution of the Provisional Government
(4) by the Indian National Congress

21.Where are the Judicial benches of Mumbai High Court situated ?
(1) Beed, Kolhapur and Akola
(2) Pune, N ashik and Amaravati
(3) Nagpur, Aurangabad and Panaji
(4) Nanded, Dhule and Chandrapur

22.How much is the strength of the Legislative Council of Maharashtra ‘?
(1) 72
(2) 36
(3) 90
(4) 78

23. Consider the following : I. The President according to Indian Constitution shall act in accordance with the
advice given by the Council of Ministers. _
II. The President may require the Council of Ministers to reconsider such advice, but that advice is not binding on the President.
(1) I and II both are correct
(2) I is correct and II is incorrect
(3) II is correct and I is incorrect
(4) I and II both are incorrect

24.How many members are there in Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad at present ?
(1) 19
(2) 48
(3) 78
(4) None of these

25.Who works as a Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary of the Panchayat Samiti ?
(1) Extension Officer
(2) Gramsevak
(3) Sabhapati
(4) Block Development Officer .

26. Which one of the following durations is the tenure of the Mayor of Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra? `
(1) 1 year
(2) 2·5 years
(3) 5years
(4) 3·5 years

27.Who performs the administrative leadership at Panchayat Samiti level
(1) Block Development Officer
(2) President of Panchayat Samiti
(3) Vice-President of Panchayat Samiti
(4) District Collector

28.Minimum how many meetings of Gram Sabha must be held in a Financial Year in Maharashtra ?
(1) 4
(2) 5
(3) 6
(4) 2

29.Who is the Secretary of Zilla Parishad in Maharashtra ?
(1) Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad
(2) Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad
(3) Chief Executive Engineer of PWD
(4) District Collector

30.Which of the following sentences is not applicable to Gram Sabha ?
(1) Gram Sabha is constituted of all adult members of the village,
(2) Sarpanch chairs the meeting of the Gram Sabha.
(3) In the absence of Sarpanch, Deputy Sarpanch chairs the meeting of the Gram Sabha.
(4) In the absence of both Sarpanch and Deputy Sarpanch, the Gram Sabha meeting is chaired by the Gram Sevak.

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Some Important Tips to Follow:

Read Newspapers regularly

We all know that “Old is Gold”, same thing applies here too. We need to make a habit of reading newspapers regularly. I’ll suggest you to read more than one newspaper. It will be better if you read one newspaper of your mother language, and other of English. Some useful newspapers are “The Times of India”, “The Hindu”, “The Telegraph” etc. You need to start this habit at least 6 months before the actual exam that will help you to get access to all the important events of that period of time.

You need to keep an eye on what’s happening around you in your country and world as well. Trust me guys, you will surely find it interesting after several days. We all know that staying updated is always a good idea, as it will stand you apart from the rest.

Read Magazines thoroughly

This is another great option to prepare the subject we are talking about. There are many leading magazines that focus on current affairs and General Knowledge. You need to buy it from your local magazine seller, and start reading it thoroughly. These magazines beautifully categorize the articles with its genres to make it interesting to read on. Some of the useful magazines are Pratiyogita Darpan andManorma.

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Follow News Channels

You will need to follow news channels at least once a day. Now most of the leading news channels are active for 24*7. You need to pick up a suitable time for yourself to watch any favorite news channel of yours. You can watch ABP News, NDTV, Times Now, ET Now, Zee News etc. Try to go through all the breaking and highlighted news, and make it a habit.

I know that watching news channels for long will bore you, so I’ll suggest you to allocate only 30 minutes for it in a whole day. All the leading ones shows the glimpses of all important events of the day quite frequently, so 30 minutes will be enough for you to boost up your current affairs and GK knowledge.

Maintain a Diary

My teacher used to tell me that whenever you learn something try to write it down in your diary, as it will help you to memorize it in a better manner. He is so right, as this method helped me a lot to score good marks in every exam that I appeared for. As I already mentioned before that a lot of events are occurring in the country and around the world, so it is easily understandable that it is not easy to remember everything. It’s always a superb idea to maintain a diary of current events.

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Channelize your Preparation Accordingly

All the competitive exams are not same, as all of them have different pattern, even when it comes to the same topic as ‘Current Affairs’ or ‘GK’. For example for civil services exam, you need to give importance on events of National value. On the other scenario, in matter of bank job exam, the focus should be on the news on banking sectors, and economic and business news.

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Use Internet Resources

Google, YouTube and Wikipedia are my favorite teachers’; one of my friends told me this once. This is quite true indeed, so you should use all the available online resources to study current affairs and GK for exams. For example this blog is all about “Current Affairs”, so you can check this blog regularly by subscribing to us (check the sidebar for subscription options). You can actively take part some forums that are focusing on current events. The good part is you can follow the websites of all leadingnewspapers online if you don’t have enough time to read newspapers.

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Give Priority to your Strength

We usually find difficulties when we try to learn everything at once. In that process basically we study a lot, but remember a little. We need to first select our strength areas for our preparation. Try to givepriority to your strength areas. It may be Sports, economy, Government Affairs or technology. Suppose you are applying for Bank exams, then you should prepare industry related news. Along with that you may pick any 2-3 areas of your strength like sports or technology. You need to prepare these sections to the utmost level. I can assure you that these strategies will help you to score much better in Current Affairs section.

Participate in Online Quizzes

You should participate in some free quizzes that are available online to evaluate yourself. For this matter you can easily access our “Quiz Section”. This will give you proper idea whether you are ready for the big exam day or not. As an added factor it will also provide you confidence i.e. very much essential. You can download Monthly-wise current affairs questions from Here.