TNPSC VAO Final Answer key 2016

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  1. Choose the option that contains the name of speaker and the play from which these lines are taken:

‘The quality of mercy is not strain’d

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven’.

(A) Shylock from ‘The Merchant of Venice’

(B) Brutus from ‘Julius Caesar’

(C) Antony from ‘Julius Caesar’

(D) Portia from ‘The Merchant of Venice’


  1. Choose the correct tense of the verb given in bracket from the options given below:

When I reached the station, the train ——- (leave).

(A) has left

(B) leaves

(C) left

(D)had left


  1. Fill in the blank with the correct question tag:

The sun sets in the west, —- _

(A) did it?

(B) doesn’t it?

(C) don’t it?

(D) do it?


  1. Of the following works, which is not that of Pearl S. Buck?

(A) The Good Earth

(B) My Several Worlds

(C) The Happy Prince

(D) The Child Who Never Grew


  1. In which poem do the following lines occur?

“And kingdoms may forget their kings

And dogs forget their bites”

(A) A Tiger in the Zoo

(B) My Faithful Dog

(C) No Men are Foreign

(D) The Flying Wonder.


  1. Complete the blank in the given sentence with the suitable option given below:

Walt Whitman is —— poet.

(A) an American

(B) an Australian

(C) a British

(D) a Scottish


  1. Name the poet in whose poem the following line occurs:

‘Life is real! Life is earnest l’

(A) V.K. Gokak

(B) Douglas Malloch

(C) H.W. Longfellow

(D) Rabindranath Tagore


  1. Identify the sentence in which thecomparative form ofthe adjective is used.

(A) This is the most interesting book that I have read

(B) Prevention is better than cure.

(C) This is the longest lesson in this book

(D) No other animal runs as fast as the cheetah


  1. Identify the words which blend to form the word Interpol and choose the correct answer from the codes given below.

(A) Inter + police

(B) Information + police

(C) International + police

(D) Internal + police


  1. Match the characters in Column ‘A’ with the relevant titles with Column ‘B’

ColumnA                           Column B ,

(a) Morissot                       1. The selfish giant

(b) Noodle Vendor          2. Two friends

(c) Djinn                               3. The refugee

(d) Cornish Ogre               4. How the camel got his hump

(a)(b)(c) (d)

(A) 2 3 4 1

(B) 3 2 1 4

(C) 2 4 1 3

(D) 1 4 3 2



  1. Which one of the following drama is not written by William Shakespeare?

(A) Othello

(B) Coriolanus

(C) Dr. Faustus

(D) Timon of Athens


  1. “He hath ‘brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransom did the general coffers fill”

In the above quote, “He” refers to —-_

(A) Mark Antony

(C) Decius Brutus

(B) Julius Caesar

(D) Octavius Caesar


  1. Identify the sentence that contains the passive form of the’ verb:

(A) The workers are painting the walls

(B) Ram was driving the car at that time

(C) A laptop will have been sent to me by my mother

(D) Antony touched the hearts of the people


  1. Identify the type of this sentence:

The teacher punished the boy for disobedience

(A) Compound

(B) Complex

(C) Simple

(D) None of these

  1. The line, “The evil that men do lives after them” occurs in the play

(A) Julius Caesar

(B) As You like it

(C) Twelfth Night

(D) The Merchant of Venice


  1. Identify the author of the story “The Wooden Bowl”.

(A) Saki

(B) Zai Whitaker

(C) Mackinlay Kantor

(D) Leo Tolstoy


  1. William Shakespeare was born at

(A) Stratford

(C) Cumberland

(B) Stanford

(D) Stratfort


  1. Select the correct option to complete the given sentence:

If I were your employer, ——

(A) I may treat you with friendliness

(B) I will treat you with friendliness

(C) I would have treated you with friendliness.

(D) I would treat you with friendliness


  1. Match the prefixes under Column ‘A’ with the words under Column ‘B’ and select the answer from the codes given below:

ColumnA     Column B

(a) mal     1. claim

(b) un     2. nutrition

(c) mis     3. aware

(d) pro     4. spell

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 2 3 4 1

(B) 1 2 4 3

(C) 3 4 2 1

(D) 4 2 1 3


  1. Choose the suitable Question tag from the list given below:

Our team will win the match, ——-

(A) will it?

(B) don’t it?

(C) won’t it?

(D) doesn’t it?


  1. Match the words under Column ‘A’ with the suffixes under Column ‘B’ and select the answer from the codes given below:

ColumnA     Column B

(a) Hero     1. less

(b) Hope     2. ist

(c) Art     3. cracy

(d) Demo     4. ism

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 4 1 2 3

(B) 2 3 1 4

(C) 1 2 4 3

(D) 3 4 2 1

  1. During his life time, H. W. Longfellow became a _

(A)National Institution

(B) Stylish Institution

(C) Popular Institution

(D) Global Institution


  1. Replace the underlined British word with its American equivalent.

She is having a holiday

(A) Vacation

(B) Vocation

(C) Package

(D) Permission


  1. Fill in the blank with a suitable preposition;

Chawla started off——-her path to the milky way

(A) of

(B) at

(C) on

(D) beside


  1. To Which nationality does the poet H. W. Longfellow belong?

(A) India

(B) The U.S.A

(C) China

(D) France


  1. Choose the correct ‘antonym’ of the underlined word from the given options; Similarly Women’s marvellous power is lying dormant.

(A) sluggish

(B) passive

(C) unused

(D) active.

  1. ‘There is no power in the tongue of man To alter me ‘.

Who uttered these words?

(A) Shylock

(B) Antonio

(C) Portia

(D) Bassanio


  1. The attainment of a developed status by 2020 does not mean that we can then rest on our laurels.

‘rest on one’s laurels’ means ——

(A) stop seeking further success

(B) have a good rest and sleep

(C) have no rest at all

(D) not to let anyone take rest


  1. Identify the adverb from the following list.

(A) heavy

(C) brightly

(B) dirty

(D) value


  1. Match the patterns under Column A with the corresponding sentences under Column Band select the answer from the codes given below.

ColumnA          Column B

(a) SVCA             1. She sent me a parcel

(b) S V10 DO       2. He gave prizes to the winners

(c) SVC                  3. The weather is hot in chennai

(d) S VDO 10      4. She is a teacher

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 4 1 2 3

(B) 2 4 1 3

(C)3 1 4 2

(D) 1 3 2 4


  1. Which of the words given below can be placed after the word Spell to form a compound word?

(A) work

(B) word

(C) fine

(D) bound


  1. Shakespeare’s sonnets are _______ in number.

(A) 159

(B) 156

(C) 134

(D) 154


  1. Choose the correct option and complete the following sentence :.

Kalpana Chawla married —–

(A) an astronaut”

(B) a flight instructor

(C) her neighbour

(D) a doctor


  1. The theme of the story, ‘The Model Millionaire’ is —–

(A) Work is worship

(b)Hard work never fails

(C) Art is long

(d) Kindness begets kindness


  1. Fill in the blanks with a suitable article.

He works at —– university.

(A) an

(B) a

(B) the

(D) no article

  1. “There IS a house now far

Away where once ”

“This line is by the Indian Author”?

(A) Kamala Das-

(B) Rabindranath Tagore

(C) R.K. Narayan.

(D) Sarojini Naidu


  1. Match the following words given under Column A with the blended words under Column B and select the answer from the codes given below:

Column A                                          Column B

(a) Motor + Pedal Cycle               1. Medicare

(b) Medical + Care                         2. Mobike

(c) Motor + Bike                             3. Motel

(d) Motor + Hotel                          4. Moped

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 3 4 2 1

(B) 1 2 3 4

(C) 2 3 4 1

(D)4 1 2 3


  1. Find out the part containing an error

Sangeetha has left for Mumbai last night


(A)   Sangeetha

(B) has left

(C)   for Mumbai

(D) last night


  1. This rose looks beautiful.

Identify the sentence pattern from the options given below.


(b) SVOA




  1. The selfish giant saw a little boy standing under a ——- in a corner of the garden.

(A) Rock.


(C) Fountain

(D) Plant


  1. Match the words under Column ‘A’ with the suitable infinitives under Column ‘B’ and select the right option from the codes given below:

ColumnA                                                           Column B

(a) The parcel was heavy                              1. to wear,

(b) These clothes are comfortable           2. to learn

(c) English is easy                                             3. to follow

(d) Her speech was difficult                         4. to carry

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 4 1 2 3

(B) 3 2 1 4

(C) 2 4 3 1

(D) 1 2 3 4


  1. Choose the statement that takes the question tag ‘should they’?

(A) People could not be rude to one another, ——-

(B) People should be rude to one another, ——-

(C) People must be rude to one another, ——-‘—

(D) People should not be rude to one another, ——-


  1. “Success does not mean the absence of failures

It means winning the’ war, not every battle” is a famous quote by

(A) Mahatma Gandhi

(B) Edwin C. Bliss

(C) Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

(D) H.W. Longfellow


  1. ‘I thought how paltry, how vulgar.

What a mean act’? What is referred to as a ‘mean act’?

(A) throwing a log at the snake

(C) bringing water

(B) killing the albatross

(D) allowing the snake to leave

  1. Choose the correct Synonym of the underlined word from the options given below:

They reflect the munificence of the Cholas.

(A) paucity

(B) miserliness

(0) atrocity

(D) generosity,


  1. Which of the following works is not a drama by Shakespeare?

(A) Richard III

(B) Henry V

(C) Charles II

(D) King John


  1. Identify the nationality of the author of story. ‘The Last Leaf

(A) Russia

(B) China

(C) France

(D)The U.S.A.-


  1. The Shakespearean character, Bassanio is from the play …..

(A) Julius Caesar

(B) The Merchant of Venice

(C) Macbeth

(D) King Lear


  1. Select the correct meaningful sentence from the following:

(A) The Quality of the apples were good

(B) The Quality of apples were good

(C) The Quality of apples was good

(D) The Qualities of the apple was good


  1. Match Column A with Column B

ColumnA     Column B

(a) Be the best   1. Thomas Hardy

(b) Manliness     2. D.H. Lawrence

(c) The Piano     3. Rudyard Kipling

(d) The Man He killed     4. Douglas Malloch

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 3 2 1 4

(B) 4 3 2 1

(C) 2 1 3 4

(D) 3 4 2 1


  1. Find the Wrong pair from those given below.

(A) Snake – D.H. Lawrence

(B) The Solitary Reaper – William Wordsworth.

(C) The Cry of the Children – William Shakespeare

(D) A sonnet for my incomparable mother – F.Joanna


  1. Name the poet who describes the search for water in his poem. “Going for water”.

(A) Lord Tennyson

(B) Robert Browning

(C) Wilfred Owen

(D) Robert Frost.

  1. Choose the option containing the right sequence of articles that would complete the passage given below:

——Mettur dam is —– old multipurpose project of —-¬Indian state of Tamil Nadu across —– Cauvery river.


(A) a, an, no article, the

(b) the, an, the, the

(C) an, a, the, no article

(D) no article, a, the, an


  1. ‘To live unknown beyond the cherished circle’

The phrase ‘Cherished Circle’ refers to —–

(A) a big circle

(b) family members and friends

(C) memorable days

(D) dead people


  1. Fill in the blank with a suitable Gerund

_____ tigers is a popular sport in this country.

(A) To hunt

(b) Hunting

(C) Hunted

(D) Hunt


  1. Fill in the blank with the suitable participial form of the verb

I saw the storm—–

(A) had approached

(B) approaching

(C) was approach

(D) approaches


  1. Match the patterns given under Column A with the compound words under Column B an select the answer from the codes given below:

ColumnA     Column B

(a) Verb + Noun        1. Dining table

(b) Gerund + Noun     2. Newspaper

(c) Noun + Noun     3. Sunrise

(d) Noun + Verb     4. Playmate

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(a) 4 1 2 3

(B) 3 4 1 2

(C) 1 2 3 4

(D) 2 3 4 1


  1. In Oscar Wilde’s “The Model Millionaire” The wedding present from the ‘Old beggar’ .

Hughie was a cheque for

(A) Five thousand pounds

(b) Ten thousand pounds

(C) Fifteen thousand pounds

(D) Twenty thousand pounds


  1. ‘It isn’t by size that you win or you fail’ –

The given lines are taken from the poem

(A) A Psalm of Life

(B) Where the Mind is Without Fear

(C) Be the best

(D) Sonnet No : 116


  1. Who among the following wrote the play “Julius Caesar”?

(a) William Shakespeare

(B) Ben Jonson

(C) Marlow

(D) John Keats

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct tense form of the verb from the options given below.

The cabinet ——- (decide) on the bill next week

(A) has decided       (B) will decide

(C) decided             (D) had decided


62.From whose work is following utterance taken?

“I tried hard to control my thoughts and my mind to influence destiny”


  1. A) Rabindranath Tagore


(B) A.P.J. Abdulkalam­


(C) Sarojini Naidu

(D) R.K. Narayan


63.Identify the simple sentence from the options given below:

(A)      Having completed my homework, I set out to play

(B).   I completed my homework and I set out to play

(C)      After I had completed my homework, I set out to play

(D)      I had to complete my homework but I set out to play


64. Match the following homophones with their related meanings and select the answer from the
codes given below:        
  Homophones     Meanings  
(a) Counsel     1. route  
(b) Council     2. rough  
(c) Course     3. advice  
(d) Coarse     4. administrative body  
  (a) (b) (c) (d)    
(A) 4 3 2 1    
(B) 3 4 1 2    
(C) . 1 2 3 4    
(D) 2 1 4 3    


  1. ‘This was the most unkindest cut of all’.

By whom was the most unkindest cut inflicted?

(A) Casca

(b) Decius Brutus

(C) Marcus Brutus

(D) Cassius


  1. Match the characters listed under Column A with the stories, they appear in listed under

ColumnA     ColumnB

(a) Makhan Lal   L Reflowering

(b) Matilda   2.Holiday

(c) Rowther   3. The Open Window

(d)’ Vera     4. The Necklace

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 2 3 1 4

(B) 2 1 3 4

(c) 2 4 1 3

(D) 1 2 4 3


  1. Fill in the blank with the suitable preposition:

There is not enough space —- —- —- the desk and the bench.

(a) between

(B) among

(C) with

(D) besides


  1. . …. ‘Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds’

Who said this?

(A) Rabindranath Tagore

(B) William Wordsworth

(C) H.W. Longfellow

(D)William Shakespeare


  1. Of the following poets, who was known as the ‘People’s Poet’ for having contributed 11,000 poems to English Literature?

(A) Stephen Vincent Benet

(B) Edgar Albert Guest

(C) F. Joanna

(D) Rudyard Kipling


  1. A Close Encounter is written by ——-

(A) Rob Reilly

(B) Rudyard Kipling

(C) Robert Frost

(D) Rex Coker



  1. Which of the following characters is not from the drama, “Julius Caesar”?

(A) Casca

(B) Cassius

(C) Antonia

(d)Amelius Lepidus

72.If you miss the bus, take a taxi.

Identify the correct type of sentence from the options given below: .

(A) A simple sentence                   (B) A complex sentence’

(C) A compound sentence           (D) A negative sentence


  1. When Trevor’ informed Hughie that he had clearly explained Hughie’s condition to the old model, Hughie ——

(A) Became very sad

(b)Became very angry

(C) Praised him

(D) Smiled at him


  1. Choose the correct synonym for the underlined word from the options given: . … Seek to restore the harmony of bygone days.

(A) Future

(B) Present

(c) Olden



  1. Identify the type of sentence from ‘the options given below:

The source of the Nile was difficult to discover .

(A) A simple sentence

(B) A compound sentence

(C) A complex sentence

(D)An exclamatory sentence


  1. Identify the compound sentence from the options given below:

(a) He must not be late, or he will be punished.

(B) In the event of his being late, he will be punished

(C) If he is late he will be punished

(D) Unless he comes early, he will be punished

  1. Identify the figure of speech employed in the following line:

The reddest flower would look as pale as snow


(B) Oxymoron

(C) Simile

(D) Irony


  1. Match the poets under Column A with the lines from their works under Column B

Column A   Column B

(a) Robert Frost                 1. Let us, then, be up and doing

(b) H.W. Longfellow         2. It isn’t by size that you win or you fail

(c) William Shakespeare 3. Like gnomes that hid us from the moon

(d) Douglas Malloch           4. Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 3 1 4 2

(B) 1 2 4 3

(C) 4 3 1 2

(D) 2 4 3 1


  1. “Their hands are ours, and in their lines we read And labour not different from our own”.

In which poem do these lines occur?

(A) The Flying Wonder

(B) The Apology

(C) No Men Are Foreign

(D) My Native Land

  1. Match the characters under Column A with their utterances given under Column B :

Column A   Column B

(a) Brutus   1. Most learned judge! A sentence ! come, prepare

(b) Portia   2. For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angel!

(c) Antony   3. It blesseth him that gives and him that takes

(d) Shylock   4. Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 3 1 2 4

(B) 1 4 3 2

(c)4 3 2 1

(D) 1 2 4 3








  1. Which one is not nitrogen fertilizer?

(A) Ammonium sulphate


(C) Urea

(D) Gypsum


  1. Plants which grow in saline swamps develop numerous upright aerial roots from nor roots that are called

(A) Respiratory roots

(B) Prop roots

(C) Parasitic roots

(D) Epiphytic roots


  1. Parotid gland is affected by

(A) A(H1N1) virus

(B) Hepatitis B-virus

(C) Polio virus

(D) Mumps virus


  1. The founder of Nalanda University

(A) Chandra Gupta I

(B) Kumara Gupta

(C) Skanda Gupta

(D) Samudra Gupta


  1. Which party in Tamil Nadu first introduced “Free Noon-Meal” scheme?

(A) Congress

(B) Justice party

(C) Swarajya party

(D) Dravidian party

Note: Earlier Justice party introduced “Free Noon-Meal” scheme in Chennai only but the question asked is about Tamil Nadu. The answer can be B or A. Please verify TNPSC official answer key for this question


  1. Match the following and choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) Home Rule Movement                           1. 1920

(b) Non-Co-operation Movement            2. 1942

(c) Salt Satyagraha                                           3. 1916

(d) Quit India Movement                             4. 1930

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 3 1 4 2

(B) 4 2 3 1

(C) 3 4 1 2

(D) 4 1 2 3


  1. Most of the Mangrove (Sundari) trees are found in the deltas of

(A) Narmadha   (B) Mahanadhi

(C) Hoogly          (D) Cauvery


  1. A major user of wind energy in the world is

(A) Asia

(B) Europe

(C) South America

(D) North America

Note : Answer can be B or A.


  1. Rank the First Four largest paddy producing countries in Asia

(A) India, China, Indonesia, Bangladesh

(B) Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, China

(C) Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, China

(D) China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh


  1. Who is the political head of the Corporation?

(A) Chairman     (B) Commissioner

(C) Councilor      (D) Mayor


  1. The Election Commission of India is a / an

(A) Independent body (B) Statutory body

(C) Private body               (D) Public corporation


  1. The term of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly is

(A) 4 years          (B) 5 years

(C) 6 years           (D) 7 years


  1. Consider the following statement, choose the’ correct answer:

Assertion (A): “Liberty means the absence of restraints” – Prof. Seely.

Reason (R) : Liberty is the eager maintenance of that atmosphere in which men have the opportunity to be- their best selves.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are True

(B) (A) is True (R) is False

(C) (A) is False (R) is True

(D) (A) and (R) both False


  1. Lok Adalat was introduced in

(A) 1950

(B) 1987

(C) 1984

(D) 2000


  1. If A and B together complete a work in 20 days. If A alone completes the work in 24 days then B alone completes the work in

(A) 14 days          (B) 44 days

(C) 120 days        (D) 48 days


  1. Two numbers are 10% and 15% less than a third number. Find the ratio of the two numbers

(A) 9: 16               (B) 9: 14

(C) 13: 16             (D) 18: 17


  1. Raman buys a washing machine for Rs. 13,500 and sells it at a loss of 12%. What is the selling price of the washing machine?

(A) 11,880            (B) 11,800

(C) 13,500            (D) 11,870

  1. If a particular amount distributed to each of 14 students is Rs.80 more than the amount distributed to each of 18 students, find the amount

(A) Rs.5040

(B) Rs. 3150

(C) Rs. 2520

(D) Rs.4200


  1. Find the sum of the following series 22 +32 +….+202

(A) 2867

(B) 2868

(C) 2869

(D) 2870


  1. Poet Bharathi’s works in 16 volumes, consisting over 10,000 places is compiled by

(A) Seeni Viswanathan

(B) Sri Krishna

(C) Renganathan

(D) Sathyamoorthy


  1. The New Science ‘ECONOMETRICS’ is a combination of

(A) Economics, History, Physics

(B) Economics, Maths, Statistics

(C) Economics, Maths, Computer Science

(D) Economics, History, Ethics


  1. Mr. Raghuveer Chaudhary has been nominated for the 51st -Jnanpith Award in December 2015. His language of expertise is

(A) Marathi

(B) Gujarathi

(C) Sindhi

(D) Konkani


  1. Name the country that has approved World’s First Dengue Vaccine

(A) Australia

(B) Mexico

(C) Canada

(D) China


  1. In Land Survey, one link is equal to

(A) 0.20 metre

(B) 0.10 metre

(C) 20 metre

(D) 1 metre

  1. Part-Time Village Officers Abolition Act came into force in the year

(A) 1984

(B) 1980

(C) 1979

(D) 1985

  1. Choose the correct descending order of hierarchy in the District Revenue Administration.

(A) Collector – District Revenue Officer-Revenue Divisional Officer- Tahsildar

(B) District Revenue Officer – Collector -Revenue Divisional Officer-Tahsildar

(C) Revenue Divisional Officer – District Revenue Officer-Collector -Tahsildar

(D) Tahsildar – District Revenue Officer – Revenue Divisional Officer- Collector

  1. Who is responsible for maintaining and reporting of survey stone?

(A) Panchayat Secretary

(B) Public Welfare Officer

(C) Director of Survey

(D) Village Administrative Officer


  1. A marginal farmer – means one who is holding

(A) 1.25 Acres of Wetland (or) 2.5 Acres of Dry land (or) less than both

(B) 2.5 Acres of Wetland (or) 5 Acres of Dry land (or) less than both

(C) 2.5 Acres of Dry land (or) 5 Acres of Wetland (or) less than both

(D) 1.25 Acres of Dry land (or) 2.5 Acres of Wetland (or) less than both


  1. Point out the wrong statement in the following statements:


(A) Destitute widow certificate is issued by the Tahsildar

(B) Village Administrative Officer is the Registrar for Births & Deaths in the Village Panchayats

(C) Legal-Heirship certificate is issued by the Tahsildar

(D) Income certificate is issued by the Tahsildar


  1. Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A) : Government cannot claim any right over the trees in private lands.

Reason (R) : Under the Tamilnadu panchayat Act 1994 certain lands vest in the local body the panchayat have rights over the trees in these lands.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are false

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true (R) does not explain (A)

(C) (A) is false but (R) is true

(D) Both (A) and (R) are true (R) explains (A)


  1. Borne metals are used to manufacture coins. Among the metals, which are called coinagi metals?

(A) Cu, Co, Hg

(B) Au, Ag, Cu

(C) Ag, As, Sb

(D) Fe, At, Pb


  1. I. Sodium hydroxide is used to remove grease stains from cloths.
  2. Calcium hydroxide is used in the manufacture of wax.

III. Ammonium hydroxide is used in the white washing of buildings.

  1. Magnesium hydroxide is used as a medicine for stomach troubles.

– Of these

(A) I and II correct

(B) II only correct

(C) III and I correct

(D) IV only correct


  1. The cells which provide nourishment to developing sperms

(A) Sertoli cells

(B) Interstitial cells

(C) Egg cells

(D) Follicle cells


  1. What is Mediasteanum?

(A) Membrane around the lungs

(B) Membrane around the heart

(C) Membrane around the kidney

(D) Space between the two lungs


  1. Hazardous bio-medical wastes are usually disposed off by means of

(A) Land fills                       (B) Deep well injection

(C) Incineration                (D) Surface impoundment


  1. Where K. Kamaraj was kept in prison in 1930? Where did he hoist the Indian National Flag in 1947?

(A) Alipore, Sathyamoorthy’s house

(B) Delhi, Chennai Fort

(C) Andaman, Delhi Fort

(D) Vellore, Virudunagar Home


  1. —– describes the social condition of the Sangam Tamils.

(A) Manimegalai

(B) Tholkappiam

(C) Pathupattu

(D) Ettuthogai

  1. Consider the following statements:
  2. Cave Pillars are formed when stalacties and stalagmites meet together.
  3. Delta is a depositional feature of almost triangular shape at foot hills.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) I only

(B) Both I and II

(C) II only

(D) Neither I nor II


  1. Choose the correct answer:

The Atmospheric layer where the decrease of temperature with increasing elevation at a Normal lapse rate.

(A) Troposphere

(B) Stratosphere

(C) Thermosphere

(D) Exosphere


  1. Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A): The right to Information Act was passed by the Parliament on 12th October 2005

Reason (R) : Parliament passes the Act to enable all the citizens’ fundamental right to access information from public bodies.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are individually true

(B) (A) is true but (R) is false

(C) Both (A) and (R) are false

(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

  1. In Tamil Nadu, the State Human Rights Commission was constituted in

(A) 1997

(B) 1998

(C) 1999

(D) 2000


  1. Match the following

(a) Age of voting                              1.            Election Commission

(b) Symbols allocation                   2.            18 years

(c) Open ballot                                  3.            42nd Amendment

(d) Fundamental duties                                4.            Raising hands

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 1      2              3              4

(B) 2       1              4              3                             

(C) 3       4              2              1

(D) 4      3              1              2


  1. An employee spends on an average Rs. 2,500 for the first 8 months of a year and Rs. 1,500 for the next 4 months. If he saves Rs. 10,000 that year, then his monthly income is Rs.

(A) 2,500

(B) 3,000

(C) 2,600

(D) 3,200


  1. A Mother is 20 years older than her daughter, 4 years before she was 5 times of her daughter’s age at that time. How old is the daughter now?

(A) 9

(B) 12

(C) 18

(D) 16

  1. Find the value of (1 – ) (1 – ) (1 – ).…….(1 – )

(A) 1/100

(B) 1/50

(C) 2/3

(D) 99/100


  1. If a : b = 2 : 3, b : c = 6 : 5 and a + b + c = 30, then 2a + 3b + 4c is

(A) 30                                                                                    (B) 92

(C) 100                                                                                 (D) 90


  1. (0.98)3 + 3(0.98)2(0.02) + 3(0.98)(0.02)2 +(0.02)3

(A) 2

(B) 1

(C) 0

(D) 3


  1. Which bank has launched M – Visa mobile payment solution in October 2015?



(C) Axis



  1. The 43rd Chief Justice of India appointed in December 2015 is

(A) Justice R.N. Basha

(B) Justice H.C. Dattu

(C) Justice Swatantra Kumar

(D) Justice T.S. Thakur


  1. Which state government has launched Anwesha Scheme in December 2015 to provide quality education to’ scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students?

(A) Jharkand

(B) Chattisgarh

(C) Odisha

(D) Manipur-


  1. In September 2015, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu inaugurated a new park inside the Vandaloor Zoo. It is the

(A) Butterfly Park

(B) Elephant Park

(C) Tiger Park

(D) Bird Park


  1. 70th Anniversary of United Nations Foundation Day was on

(A) 24 October 2015

(B) 12 October 2015

(C) 21 October 2015

(D) 15 October 2015


  1. The Revenue Court in the state deals with which among the following case?

(A) Cases of patta transfer appeal.

(B) Cases of tenancy laws

(C) Cases of stamp duty

(D) Cases of ‘UDR’ correction


  1. How many types of wet lands are there?

(A) 3

(B) 4

(C) 5

(D) 6

Note: Answer can be 4 or 3 but the best answer is 4.


  1. What is registered in B memo by the Village Administrative Officer?

(A) Encroachment

(B) Patta transfer

(C) Chitta

(D) 2C patta


  1. Match List I with List II & select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

List I                                                       List II

(A) Devadayam                                 1. Inams granted to charitable service institutions such Chowltry, Thanneer                                                                        Pandhal and educational institutions

(B) Dharmadayam           2. Inam granted to religious personnels such as prohits a Panchangis

(C) Dasabandham            3. Inam granted to religious institutions and their related services

(D) Brahmadayam           4. Inamgranted for support of works on irrigation und maintenance

(a)    (b)        (c)          (d)

(A) 3      1              4              2

(B) 2       3              4              1

(C) 1       2              3              4

(D) 3      4              2              1


  1. The Birth and Death ‘should be Registered within the time of ——, in respect of villages.

(A) 21 days

(B) 23 days

(C) 24 days

(D) 25 days


  1. Which among the following register is maintained for Lease Land?

(A) ‘A’ Register

(B) ‘B’ Register

(C) ‘C’ Register

(D) ‘D’ Register


  1. To hear a distant echo, the surface reflecting the sound should atleast be at a distance (Take velocity of sound in air = 340 m/s)

(A) 34 m

(B) 17 m

(C) 51 m

(D) 10 m

  1. When steam is passed over red hot iron, the products formed are

(A) FeO and H2

(B) Fe2O3 and H2

(C) Fe304 and H2

(D) Fe and H2O

  1. Match List I with List II and select correct answer using the codes below the lists.

List I                                                       List II

(A) Glycolysis                                    1.            02 is not utilized

(B) Kreb’s cycle                                                 2.            ATP are produced

(C) Electron transport chain         3.            Oxidation of pyruvic acid

(D) Fermentation                             4.            Occurs in cytoplasm

(A) (B) (C) (D)

(A) 3      4              2              1

(B) 4       3              2              1                             

(C) 1       3              4              2

(D) 2      4              1              3


  1. Krishnadevaraya wrote Amuktamalyada in the language of

(A) Tamil                                              (B) Kannada

(C) Urdu                                               (D) Telugu


  1. Who has received the award of ‘Ezhisai Mannar’ through Dr. S. Dharrnambal?

(A) T.K. Bagavathy                                                           (B) M.K. Radha

(C) M.K. Thiyagaraja Bagavathar                               (D) N.S. Krishnan


  1. Which is known as “Whispering gallery”?

(A) Golgumbaz                                                 (B) Jumma Mosque

(C) Golconda                                      (D) Madarasa


  1. The Treaty of Purandhar was signed in the year

(A) 1656 AD

(B) 1665 AD

(C) 1660 AD

(D) 1670 AD

  1. Consider the statement and choose the correct answer from the codes given below: :

Assertion (A) :The partition of Bengal came into effect on 16th October 1905.

Reason (R) :It resulted in Swadeshi Movement in Bengal.

(A) (A) is true but (R) is false.

(B) Both (A) and (R) true (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) Both (A) and (R) true. (R) is the correct explanation of (A) .

(D) (A) is false but (R) is true.

  1. Who is the Chairman of Indian Planning Commission?

(A) President of India

(B) Prime Minister of India

(C) Finance Minister of India

(D) Vice President of India


  1. Primary Sector consists of

(A) Trade                                             (B) Construction

(C) Tele Communication               (D) Agriculture


  1. The first demographer was

(A) T.R. Malthus

(C) J.S. Mill

(B) Adam Smith

(D) Karl Marx

  1. The Government of India introduced the Right to Education on

(A) 15th August 1947

(B) 26th January 1950

(C) 1st April 2010

(D)10th December 1789

  1. Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A):- Tenth Five Year Plan period was 2002 – 2007

Reason (R) : Priority was given to reduction of poverty and population growth

(A) (A) true but (R) is false

(B) (A) false but (R) is true

(C) (A) and (R) both are true (R) is correct explanation of (A)

(D) (A) and (R) both are false (R) is not correct explanation of (A)

  1. The Indian Constitution consists of fundamental rights under Part

(A) Part IV          (B) Part III

(C) Part II             (D) Part I


  1. If TNPC = 5791 and CUP = 169. Then CPU = ?

(A) 159                 (B) 196

(C) 791                 (D) 971


  1. The H.C.F. of x3 + 1 and x4 -1 is

(A) x3 -1                (B) x3 +1

(C) x +1                 (D) x-1


  1. The total surface area of a cube is 384 cm2, then its volume is

(A) 521 cm2         (B) 512 cm2         

(C) 412 cm2         (D) 421 cm2


  1. The LCM and HCF of two numbers are 45 and 3 respectively, their sum is 24, what is their difference?

(A) 2

(B) 4

(C) 6

(D) 8


  1. Find the sum of first 40 terms of the series 12-22+32-42+…

(A) 820

(B) -820

(c) 870

(D) -870


  1. Which country is set to become the firstever cashless country in the world?

(A) Sweden

(B) Netherlands

(C) Japan

(D) China


  1. Which Indian cricketer has become the first batsman to cross the 10,000 run mark in Ranji “, Trophy Tournaments?

(A) Abishek Nayar

(B) Parthiv Patel

(C) Wasim Jaffer

(D) Baba Aparajith


  1. Central Government’s Indradhanush Programme is related to

(A) Rivers Link Programme

(B) Immunization Programme

(C) Rivers Cleaning Project

(D) Clean India Project

  1. The country that was affected by ‘Hurricane Patricia’ in October, 2015

(A) Philippines

(B) Japan

(C) Mexico

(D) Sri Lanka


  1. India’s First Dolphin Reserve Community is established in

(A) Kerala

(B) Maharastra

(C) Tamil Nadu

(D) West Bengal


  1. Which railway station has become the first visually challenged friendly station in India?

(A) Mysuru railway station

(B) Bengaluru railway station

(C) Delhi railway station

(D) Pune railway station


  1. Consider the following statement, choose the correct answer:

(1) Taluk A Register contains Village no, name and its hamlet names.

(2) Taluk C Register contains short term lease and long term lease particulars of the villages.

(A) (1) and (2) are correct

(B) (1) is correct and (2) is not correct

(C) (1) and (2) are incorrect

(D) (1) is incorrect and (2) is correct

  1. The income certificate is valid only for —— months/year from the date of issuance.

(A) One year                                      (B) 3 months

(C) 6 months                                      (D) 2 years

  1. Other Backward Classes (OBC) certificate is issued by

(A) District Collector                        (B) Tahsildar

(C) Sub-Collector                              (D) Revenue Inspector

  1. Which one of the following forms is used for Death reporting?

(A) Form – 2                                        (B) Form – 5

(C) Form -1                                         (D) Form – 4


  1. The sub division Patta transfer order is issued by

(A) Tahsildar                                      (B) Deputy Tahsildar

(C) Revenue Inspector                  (D) Firka Surveyor


  1. ‘BLO’ term related to

(A) Election

(B) Disaster Management

(c) Public Health

(D) Patta Transfer

  1. Identify the process(es) from the following which involves absorption of heat:
  2. Condensation
  3. Sublimation

III. Evaporation

(A) I and II only                                                 (B) I and III only

(C) II and III only                               (D) I only.


  1. 1 KM (A), 1 Light year (B) and 1 Astronomical unit (C) are related as

(A) A = B = C                                       (B) A < B < C

(C) A < B > C                                       (D) A > B > C


  1. Mass of an object is 10 kilogram. Its weight on the earth and is space respectively are

(A) 5 N, 10 N                                       (B) 10 N, 10 N

(C) 10 N, zero N                                (D) 98 N, zero N


  1. Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A) : Mitochondria are called power houses of the cell.

Reason (R) : Mitochondria contain enzymes necessary for the oxidation of food during respiration and release energy in the form of ATP molecules.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true (R) explains (A)

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true (R) does not explain (A)

(C) (A) is true but (R) does not explain (A)

(D) (A) is false but (R) is true


  1. The King who issued the infallibility decree was

(A) Babar                                             (B) Humayun

(C) Shersha                                         (D) Akbar


  1. The tower of Arunachalaeswara temple was completed by

(A) Thirumalai Nayak                      (B) Achutappa

(C) Vijaya Ragava                             (D) Krishnadevaraya

  1. The excavation of the Indus Valley Civilization was done in

(A) 1921                                               (B) 1922

(C) 1924                                                (D) 1926

  1. Who among the following was the political Guru of Gandhiji?

(A) G. Subramanya Iyyer

(B) Surendranath Banerjee

(C) Feroz Shah Mehtha

(D) Gopala Krishna Gokhale

  1. In which year Jawaharlal Nehru declared the “Poornaswaraj” of India?

(A) 1926                                               (B) 1927

(C) 1928                                                (D) 1929

  1. The physiocrafts considered only the following as productive occupation

(A) Manufacturing Industry

(B) Agriculture

(C) Service Sectors

(D) Soldiers

  1. The difference between NNP and NDP

(A) Depreciation

(B) Current transfers from rest of the world.

(C) Indirect tax

(D) Net factor income from abroad


  1. Match the following List I – List II with suitable options

List I                                                                        List II

(Source)                                                                    (Acid)

(a) Lemon                                                           1. Malic acid

(b) Grapes                                                          2. Oxalic acid

(c) Tomatto                                                        3. Citric acid

(d) Apple                                                             4. Tartaric acid

(a)          (b)          (c)           (d)

(A)          3              4              2              1            

(B)          3              2              4              1

(C)          2              4              1              3

(D)          4              2              3              1

  1. What is the age limit of Judges of High Court?

(A) 60                                                                    (B) 62

(C) 65                                                                    (D) 70


  1. The Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee was

(A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar                                 (B) Dr. Sinha

(C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad                                                 (D) Jawaharlal Nehru


  1. ——- deals with the socio-economic development and empowerment of women through self-help groups.

(A) Short Stay Home                                       (B) Family Counselling Centres

(C) Swayamsidha                                             (D) Skill development


  1. Find the difference between simple interest and compound interest for a sum of Rs. 8,000 lent at 10% p.a. in 2 years

(A) 90                                                                   (B) 100

(C) 80                                                                    (D) 70


  1. If A : B = 2 : 3 and B : C = 4 : 5 then find the ratio of C : A

(A) 15: 8                                                              (B) 8: 15

(C) 5: 4                                                                  (D) 5: 20

  1. If the height and the base area of a right circular cone are 5 cm and 48 respectively, then the volume of the cone is equal to

(A) 240 cm3                                                        (B) 120 cm3

(C) 80 cm3                                                            (D) 480 cm3

  1. A tap can fill a tank in 15 minutes. Another tap can empty it in 20 minutes. Initially the tank is empty, if both the taps start functioning at the same time, when will the tank become full?

(A) 1 hour                                                            (C) 2 hours

(B) 3 hours                                                          (D) 4 hours


  1. If ROAD is coded as URDG then SWAN is coded as

(A) VXDQ                                                            (B) VZDQ

(C) VZCP                                                              (D) UXDQ

  1. India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study the outermost layer and the chromosphere of sun is

(A) Ravi                                                                (B) Aditya

(C) Kiran                                                               (D) Jwala


  1. The First Telungana Language Day was observed on

(A) September 9, 2015

(B) October 4, 2015

(C) January 1, 2015

(D) December 14, 2015.

  1. Which state launched e-Pragati in 2015, a scheme to bring all government services under one roof?

(A) Andhra Pradesh

(B) Kerala

(C) Uttar Pradesh

(D) Delhi


  1. Which country was recently declared the cow as its National Animal?

(A) Indonesia

(B) Malaysia

(C) Nepal

(D) Mauritius


  1. The scientist who explained “Big Bang Theory” at first was

(A) Edwin Hubble

(B) Ab George Lematry

(C) Ptolemy

(D) Aryiabatta


  1. Village Account No.1 deals with

(A) Cultivation Account

(B) Adangal

(C) Lease Register

(D) Inam Register

  1. Who will be Jamabandhi Officer for any Taluk?

(A) Deputy Tahsildar, Tahsildar or Block Development Officer

(B) Tahsildar, Special Tahsildar or Block Development Officer

(C) Deputy Tahsildar and Special Tahsildar

(D) Deputy Collector, District Revenue Officer or District Collector

  1. 1 Cent is equal to.

(A) 435.6 sq. ft                                                   (B) 144 sq. ft

(C) 100 sq. meter                                             (D) 1089 sq. ft.

  1. In which of the following lands the land lease is not banned?

(A) Water: course poramboke, like lake, Eri and pond

(B) Meikkal and gracing ground poramboke

(C) Burial grounds

(D) Un assessed dry waste

  1. Who is the sanctioning authority for old Age Pension order?

(A) Zonal Deputy Tahsildar

(B) Head Quarter Deputy Tahsildar

(C) Special Tahsildar (SSS)

(D) Tahsildar


  1. Which of the following is called as an important agro-based industry?

(A) Steel

(B) Cement

(C) Sugar

(D) Jute







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