Licchavi Lyceum


Licchavi Lyceum

WBPSC Solved Question Paper 2016

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#1. Use suitable auxiliary verb to fill in the blank space : She ____ sit for hours listening to the wireless.

#2. Fill in the blank with an infinitive : _____ is worth ambition.

#3. Fill in the blanks with a relative pronoun : He is here, _____ is fortunate.

#4. Edmund Burke had a wonderful gift of the gap. Gift of the gap means :

#5. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate participle. Weather _____, there will be a garden party at Government House tomorrow.

#6. Fill in the blanks with a suitable word : This is the ____ Post Office to my house.

#7. Fill in the blank with a suitable word : I can’t walk any______

#8. Select the correct meaning of the idiom underlined below : There’s no love lost between them.

#9. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word underlined below : The appearance of the stranger was forbidding.

#10. Select the correct meaning of the idiom underlined below : The belief in witchcraft is losing ground.

#11. ‘Surprise’ may be expressed by the following interjection :

#12. ‘Mellifluous’ means :

#13. Fill in the blank with an appropriate participle. The _____ door awakened the dog.

#14. The expression ‘to take stock of ‘ means :

#15. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate preposition. The crew were _____ the ship for a month.

#16. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word underlined below : People responded to the leader’s speech with shouts of ecstasy.

#17. Put in a correct participle in the blanks space. The sea ____, we went for a sail.

#18. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below : Quintessential.

#19. In a moment of the hurry, the files have been ——– by Hamilton. (Insert correct phrasal verb)

#20. Insert proper preposition in the sentence. I prevailed _____ him to join our group.

#21. An ophthalmologist deals with :

#22. Memorabilia refers to:

#23. Choose an expression similar in meaning to the word underlined below : Imbroglio

#24. Fill in the blank with the correct word of expression : He talked to his horse ____ the horse could understand his grief.

#25. Choose an expression similar in meaning to the underlined word ; A misanthrope is a person who

#26. The decline of the Nandas at the hands of Kautilya and Chandragupta Maurya has been vividly portrayed in the Sanskrit Play.

#27. The most famous Indo-Greek ruler of India was :

#28. Which Article of the Constitution of India gives a working definition of the Indian State?

#29. “Hind Swaraj” was written by Gandhi while

#30. The 4th term of the following alphabet series ZXYM, VTUS, RPQO, _____, JHIG is

#31. Which King founded the Vikramaslla University?

#32. Which Article of the Constitution of India abolishes ‘untouchability’ and its practice in any form?

#33. One of the following was not a member of Cabinet Mission.

#34. Which of the following gives an account of the Balban period?

#35. A man started walking towards the south. After moving 4 km he turned towards the east and walked 6 km. Again he turned towards the north and walked 12 km. How far he is from the starting point?

#36. Which Article of the Constitution of India guarantees to all citizens the freedom of speech and expression?

#37. India’s earliest contact with Islam came through

#38. Who is Pioneer of Economic Nationalism?

#39. Who were the participants in the tripartite struggle in northern India from the 8th to the 10th Century?

#40. Which Article of the Constitution of India states that subject to certain limitations, every religious denomination shall have the right to establish and maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposes?

#41. ‘Swaraj Party’ took part in the election in—

#42. The first Muslim incursions on Deccan occurred during the reign of —

#43. Which Article of the Constitution of India states that no religious instruction shall be provided in any educational institution wholly maintained out of State funds?

#44. The remains of the Vijayanagar empire can be found in –

#45. The Moplah rebellion of 1921 broke out in

#46. Which Article of the Constitution of India states that no citizen shall be denied admission into any educational institution maintained by the State on receiving aid out of State funds on grounds only of religion, race, caste, language or any of them?

#47. Who of the following became a member of the Din-Ilahi?

#48. Which Article of the Constitution of India desires the organization of village Panchayats?

#49. What was ‘Taccavi’?

#50. Who was the Congress President when India became free?

#51. Which Article of the Constitution of India deals with securing for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India?

#52. The official language of the Mughal empire was-

#53. Which is not the short term priorities of RBI as per Annual Report of RBI, 2014-2015?

#54. Who introduced the Duh-Aspah Sih-Aspah system?

#55. ‘The Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental Defence Association’ was started by –

#56. Todarmal is associated with the Revenue system known as –

#57. Which country stood second with respect to Foreign Direct Investment flow to India during 2013-2014?

#58. Stafford Cripps was a member of the —

#59. The English set up their first factory on Indian soil in 1621 at –

#60. Which sector is estimated highest with respect to FDI during 2014-2015 in India?

#61. Growth rate of population during 1911-21. as West Bengal experienced, is:

#62. A carcinoma is a cancer originating from

#63. The most famous Indo-Greek ruler of India was

#64. The Amarkantaka Hill is the source of two rivers flowing in two different directions (West and East). They are

#65. Which sector is estimated highest with respect to FDI during 2014-2015 in India?

#66. In a certain code, KOLKATA is coded as 111512110120001. How BENGAL is coded?

#67. Ranjit Singh was a leader of the —

#68. Who committed the murder of Sir Curzon Wyllie in 1907?

#69. Who was the Viceroy of India when the Quit India Movement started in 1942?

#70. Tipu’s final defeat came at the hands of

#71. X-rays are

#72. Who organised ‘Anushilan Samiti’?

#73. In which of the following provinces was a Congress Ministry not formed under the Act 79 of 1935 ?

#74. If CABLE is coded as XZYOV, a possibility code of YZXP is –

#75. Astronomy means study of the —

#76. Water rises up a capillary tube because of—

#77. Who laid the foundation of the ‘Theosophical Society’?

#78. The image formed by a plane mirror is —

#79. The gross fiscal deficit in 2014-2015 as per cent to G.D.P. of India?

#80. Who started the newspaper Shom Prakash?

#81. The energy radiated by the Sun is because of—

#82. What was the number of the Princely States in India at the time of Partition?

#83. With the increase in temperature the resistance of a pure semiconductor —

#84. The Planning Commission of India had introduced the decentralised planning in the country for the first time in India during — Five Year Plan.

#85. Who organised the ‘Council of Barabhais’?

#86. Which of the following is not a conservative force?

#87. In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff who of the following established Hindu College at Calcutta?

#88. Which among the following is called ‘Laughing Gas’ popularly ?

#89. India took Annual Plans from—

#90. Which among the following gas was leaked during the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984?

#91. Who declared the Communal Award in 1932?

#92. The heat of the sun reaches us by —

#93. Which one of the following is the junction point of the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats?

#94. Which one of the following began with Dandi March?

#95. Which metal is present in chlorophyll?

#96. The greatest potential for the generation of tidal power in India is available in the :

#97. During the first five year Plan the national income was increased by –

#98. In the manufacture of Vanaspati ghee from vegetable oils, which among the following gas is used?

#99. Who characterised the partition of India as “a surrender of nationalism in favour of communalism”?

#100. The largest area under wasteland in India is in :

#101. Which among the following is responsible for the depletion of the Ozone layer?

#102. Nagaland mountains are becoming increasingly barren mountains, mainly due to :

#103. Which religious reform movements of the following influenced nationalism in India?

#104. The term PVC used in the plastic industry stands for :

#105. The Union Government has introduced Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to facilitate the fast track setting up of new nuclear projects in the country. The Bill seeks to amend the –

#106. For his model of the industrial location, Weber makes use of:

#107. A pure red flower bearing plant is crossed with a pure white flower and the F1 plant bears pink flowers. This is an example of :

#108. In its which session did the Indian National Congress pass the Social Democratic Resolution?

#109. Which one of the following states in India has higher percentage of tank irrigation?

#110. A short day plant has a critical day length of 14 hours. It will flower when the day length is :

#111. During whose Governor-Generalship, Indian Civil Service (I.C.S.) was introduced?

#112. Who wrote the book ‘Drain of Wealth’?

#113. An endobiotic fungus is :

#114. Largest tobacco producer district of West Bengal is :

#115. Tropopause is :

#116. Gynobasic style is present in which family?

#117. Who replaced Sujatha Singh as India’s Foreign Secretary?

#118. The tropic of Cancer passes through which district of West Bengal?

#119. ‘Globule’ and ‘Nucule’ is found in :

#120. Union Cabinet in the year 2015 approved the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between India and the United Kingdom in which sector?

#121. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the first two Indian territories liberated in 1944 under Provisional Govt. of Azad Hind renamed as ____

#122. Which of the following types of climate on West Bengal experiences?

#123. Spindle fibres are made up of :

#124. World Consumer Rights day is on :

#125. When and under whom was the Indian National Army (I.N.A.) officially organized?

#126. GAIL (India) Limited in the last week of November, 2015 launched which portal for monitoring the pipeline Right of Use (ROU) through Space Technology?

#127. A carcinoma is a cancer originating from :

#128. Who is appointed as the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog?

#129. In July, 2015 India and Tajikistan have exchanged Note Verbale on :

#130. In which year the ‘Great Escape’ of Subhas Chandra Bose to Germany take place ?

#131. A muscle that is consciously controlled :

#132. A person overlying India saw the natural vegetation below in the sequential order of tropical evergreen forest, savanna, dry deciduous and deciduous. His flight was from

#133. What is not correct about Hon’ble Supreme Court’s ruling on 16th December, 2015 to check pollution in Delhi?

#134. India’s total export of IT, ITES and BPO services grew by how much in 2014-15 according to RBI data?

#135. Which one of the following mountains has two dissimilar types of vegetation on its two slopes?

#136. NITI Aayog is set up by :

#137. The Amarkantaka Hill is the source of two rivers flowing in two different directions (West and East). They are :

#138. Which of the following rivers of India, is older than the Himalayas?

#139. Zaine Erhaim :

#140. National Development Council was set up in :

#141. Shillong plateau is also known as ‘Meghalaya’. It was named by :

#142. The planning of DVC was designed following which of the foreign planning project?

#143. What was the direct cause of the rise of Extremism in the Indian National Movement?

#144. Union Cabinet provided clearance for which bill on 9th December, 2015?

#145. The highest peak of West Bengal belongs to which of the following mountain ranges?

#146. What is the number of members in the Public Accounts Committee of the Lok Sabha?

#147. Which is not a fact of the Paris Agreement on climate change in December, 2015?

#148. What is the length of international boundary with Bangladesh shared by West Bengal in Km?

#149. Forest Cover in which State(s) have shown an increase in the last two years, according to Forest Survey of India?

#150. Which one is incorrect about Actor Dilip Kumar?

#151. The longest river of Western West Bengal is :

#152. How many Finance Commissions have submitted Reports so far?

#153. NIIT has entered into an educational partnership with which IT Company in December, 2015?

#154. What is not true about the New Suez Canal Project?

#155. Singlila National park located in which of the districts of West Bengal?

#156. On December 10, 2015 Human Rights Day was observed with which theme?

#157. The number of subjects enumerated in the concurrent list for purpose of Legislation is :

#158. Which article of the Constitution of India defines the name and the territory of India?

#159. Which State was provisionally selected as venus for F1FA U-17 World Cup 2017?

#160. “The Constitution of India is neither purely federal nor purely unitary but is a combination of both”- who said so?

#161. Grub is the larva of ;

#162. Xerophytic vegetation is a characteristic feature of :

#163. Which part of the Constitution deals with citizenship?

#164. According to the competitive exclusion principle, two species cannot continue to occupy the same :

#165. Any money bill cannot be introduced in the Parliament without the consent of the :

#166. The biggest ship-building yard of India is :

#167. Darwin and Wallace were both strongly influenced by the book “An Essay on the Principle of Population” written by :

#168. 2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement Prize recognising freedom of creativity has been conferred upon which of the following author?

#169. Pakistan has successfully test-fired the medium range Shaheen-III ballistic missile. What is the launch mode of Shaheen-III?

#170. Target tissue of insulin is :

#171. Which of the following taxes is within the jurisdiction of the Central Government?

#172. Which of the following states has least population density, as per census 2011?

#173. Who is considered as the father of Indian Archaeology?

#174. MOU has been recently signed among Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of MSME for establishing a Technology Centre at which place?

#175. Which IT company has won the 2015 Aegis Graham Bell Award for innovation in the Internet of Things (IOT)?

#176. Highest urbanised state, as per census 2011, is :

#177. Rice cultivation is associated with the Harappan site of :

#178. Servants of India Society was founded by :

#179. Who has won the 2015 the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award in the engineering category?

#180. The Upanishads were compiled around :

#181. Which two Indian Cities for the first time have been designated as members of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN) :

#182. Which of the following states has recorded negative population growth during 2001-11?

#183. According to Buddhism, the cause of all sorrows is :

#184. Hind Mazdoor Sangh was founded by :


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