WBCS Preliminary-2019


Answer Key for WBCS Preliminary Examination 2019


Sl. No. Questions Answer
1 The word beleaguered means  Troubled
2 Find the appropriate synonym of the word indefatigable Tireless
3 The detective suddenly ______ a useful clue. Find the appropriate phrasal verb. Come Across
4 The tranquillity and sanctity of the place soothed us. Replace the underlined word with a suitable word. Holiness
5 Correct the following sentence and choose the right answer: We had gone to the movies last night. We went to the movies last night.
6 Select the right answer: My watch is five minutes ____________ Slow
7 Fill in with suitable conjunction: He advanced __________ he could as far as
8 Select the correct answer to fill in the blank. I am sure I _____ him before have met
9 Fill in with the right option: I _________ him for a long time.  have known
10 Which is the correct form of the given sentence: They discussed about the matter. (C) They discussed the matter.
11 Change the voice of the verb and select the correct answer: ‘The script is being written. (C) They are writing the script.
12 The idiomatic expression ‘see eye to eye’ means (A) agree with someone.
13 Ornithology is the study of Birds
14 Ram made the most ____ his resources. Chose the correct preposition. of
15 The Word necrophilia means  fascination with dead bodies
16 Convert the given sentence into a interrogative sentence: I will meet you at the train station Where will you meet me?
17 She wanted to go on vacation, so she saved money. Convert this to a simple sentence. She saved money for vacation.
18 Convert the given sentence into a simple sentence: Pancakes are delicious but not without syrup.  Pnacakes are delicious only with syrup.
19 Ass a suitable prefix to form the opposite of the word ‘Balance” Imbalance
20 Fill in with the appropriate word: The jury ____ divided in their opinion. were
21 Fill in the blanks with the suitable option: Let’s meet ____ next week. sometime
22 Chose the right option to rewrite the sentence: No sooner _______ the sun risen than the fog disappeared. had
23 He says he has invented a time machine, which is clearly a load of cobblers. Nonsense
24 He entered the hall in the _____ part of the show. Which is the right answer? latter
25 He preferred classical music ___ popular numbers. Choose the correct preposition. to
26 East kolkata wetlands has been declared as a Ramsar Site
27 Bhur of Upper Ganga Plain of India is Undulating, Aeolian Sandy Deposit
28 West Bengal Land Reform Act came into force in  1956
29 Head Quarter of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation of India is located in Kolkata 
30 Metro rail was started in Kolkata in 1984
31 About 80% of the coal reserves of India lie in the  Damodar Valley
32 The full fledged state of Telengana came into existance on  1st June, 2014
33 Dhanekhali is famous for Tant Industry
34 Western Part of Tista rive is known as  Terai
35 Sundarban is declared as ‘World Heritage Site’ for Mangrove forest
36 Jalpaiguri town is located in the bank of  Tista and Karala River
37 Rammam hydroelectric power is located in  Darjeeling
38 Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matched Dachigam: Asiatic Lions
39 First railway line was started in West Bengal between Howrah to Hooghly
40 The tropic of cancer does not pass through  Orissa
41 The shola forest found in  the Western Ghats
42 Kolleru lake is located between Godavari and Krishna
43 What is demographic Dividend? Increase in 16-64 year age group of population
44 which of the following distric was not in West Bengal at the time of Independence of India? Coochbehar
45 Literacy rate of West Bengal is  77.08%
46 Mention the name of the state which has larger boundary with West Bengal among the following states of India.  Jharkhand
47 Laskshadeep is a island of Coral Island
48 In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area Tropical Moist deciduous 
49 Manasarovar Lake lies in  Kailas Range
50 Shilong is situated in The Khasi Hills
51 “At the stroke od midnight, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” was said by  Jawaharlal Nehru
52 The India National Congress represented te views of the microscopic minority in India. The contention was maintained by  Lord Dufferin
53 Who conceived the idea of Pakistan? Chaudhary Rahmat Ali
54 Who commented that Cripps Mission was a post-dated cheque on a crashing bank? Mahatma Gandhi
55 Jalianwallah Bagh massacre occurred in  Amritsar
56 Who among the following annulled the Partition of Bengal? Lord Hardinge
57 Between whom Carmatic Wars were fought? French East India Co. and English East India Co.
58 The first mass movement started by Mahatma Gandhi was Non-cooperation movenent
59 Surya Sen was associated with which of the event during the Indian freedom struggle chittagong Armoury Raid
60 Who among the following , led the sepoys at Kanpur in the 1857 uprising? Nana Sahib
61 The Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded Sir William Jones
62 The boundary between India and Pakistan was determined by  Sir Cyril Radcliffe
63 The main leaders of the Swaraj Party were Motilal Nehru and CR Das
64 Who amongst the following was the first women president of the Indian National Congress Annie Besant
65 The India National Congress was founded by  A O Hume
66 The battle of Boxer is fought in  1764
67 With whose permission did the english set up their first factory in Surat Jahangir
68 When did Vasco Da Gama come in India 1498 AD
69 Who built the Ebadat Khana at Fatehpur Sicri Akbar
70 Malik Kafoor was General of  Alauddin Khilji
71 Where did Goutama Buddha attain Nirvana (enlightenment) Bodhgaya
72 Who wrote Mrichhakatikam  Sudrak
73 Who among the following succeeded as the next ruler of Gupta Dynasty Chandragupta II
74 The inscriptions of ashoka and the brahmin scripts were deciphered James Prinsep
75 Which among the following places have given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian Sub Continent Mehergarh
76 Select the lettered pair ………….. Intelligence:Stupidity
77 In a certain court…………….. STTIBUDIONRI
78 Observes the dots………….. 2
79 Count the number squares……………. 15
80 How many trianges are there in the following figure 12
81 A camera always has  lense
82 A river always has  Banks
83 9
84 A man has ………. 301
85 Arrange the following ………. Answer D
86 Arrange the following ………. Answer A
87 Which of the following …….. 3,5
88 If A>B………… D>A
89 If …………… 30
90 How many three S two
91 in the following series………… Two
92 Eight
93 How many meaningful words can be made by changing only the consonants in the word MEAN so that each of the con-sonants is replaced by the previous letter in the English al-phabet, by using each letter only once in each word?  One
94 If the first and third letters in the word NECESSARY were interchanged, also the fourth and the sixth letters, and the seventh and the nineth letters, which of the following would be the seventh letter from the left?  Y
95 Arrange the following………. A
96 A result of a survey of 1000 persons with respect to their knowledge of Hindu(H), English(E) and Sanskrit(S) is given below. What is the ratio of those who know all the three languages to those who do not know Sanskrit? 5by27
97 The sum of income B
98 If ROME is written as MORE, then DARE is written as  RADE
99 Chose the odd one TwXz
100 Igloos: Canada::Rondavels: Africa
Sl. No. Question Answer
101 Right of vote and to be elected in India is a  legal right
102 In the constitution of India, promotion of international peace and security is included in the Directive Principles of State Policy
103 Monetary Bill…… the loksabha may still……….
104  The ideal of ‘Welfare State’ in the Indian Constitution in enshrined in its Directive Principles of State Policy
105 The fundamental object of‘Panchayati system is to ensure which among the…….. decentralization
106 The power to increase the number of jU(j in the Supreme Court of India is vested in President of India
107 With reference to Hausla 2018, consider the following statements: Both 1 and 2
108 In the latest Ease of doing Business report, 2019 released by world bank, India has secured  77 rank
109 PCA stands for Prompt Corrective Action
110 consider the following statement about regional All of the above
111 Indian constitution came into being  26th January’, 1950
112 According to the Constitute of India it is the duty of the President to present which of the following on the desk of the Parliament — 1, 3 & 4
113 Which or the following organization released Agricultural Marketing and Farm Friendly reforms index ? NITI Ayog
114 Who was one of the advocates of ‘United Sovereign Bengal’? H.S. Surhawardi
115 Which Article of the Constitution of India guarantees to all citizens the freedom of speech and expression? 19
116  What is ECF? extended credit facility(None of the above)
117 Which Schedule of the Constitution of India distributes power between the union and the states 7th schedule
118 The eighty-sixth Anicndmc*11 Constitution oflndia altered a Directive Princp ot the Constitution to provide for early childhood care and education tor all children until they comp c e the age of six years.
119 District Judge in a state are appointed by the Governer
120 The Impeachment of the President oflndia can be initiated in either House of the Parliament.
121 Consider the following statements:
The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts
1. consist of not more than 25 members of the Lok Sabha.
2. examine public expenditure not only from legal and formal point of view to discover technical irregularities but also from the point of view of economy, prudence, wisdom and propriety.
3. examine the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
2 and 3 only
122 Power to grants pardons are enjoyed by which of the following?? President and Governor a state
123  Article 280 of the Indian Constitution lays down the establishment of the  Finance Commission
124 The Panchayati Raj System of India has Three tiers
125 Which of the following Amendments of the Indian Constitution is related to reservation of SC’s and ST’s and representation of Anglo Indians m the Lok Sabha and State Assembly? 95
126 The arc of length 121………………. 90
127 The arithmetic mean ofthe numbers 9, 12,……………. 21
128 The number of spinal nerves in human body are 31 pairs
129 A bomb is dropped at a point from a movig airoplane. The pilot observes that the bomb traverses a curved path and falls some distance ahead.
130 Which of the following is used in beauty parlours for hair setting? Sulphur
131 Which of the following fertilizers has more nitrogen content? Ammonium Nitrate
132 Good absorbers of heat are good emitters
133 Ventilators are provided at the top 0f To maintain convectional currents to keep the air fresh in the room
134 Voice of your friend can be recognized by Quality
135 Light year is Time taken by light to travel from Sun to Earth.
136 TWINKE of stars is on account of  Large distance of stars and fractions in the density of air
137  Select the one having pH < 7. Lemon juice
138 To protect tooth decay we are advised to brush our teeth regularly. The nature of the toothpaste commonly used is basic 
139 Which one among the following is the main ingradient in cement? Gypsum
140 Brass is a mixture of  copper and zinc
141  The percentage increase in the surface area of a cube when each side doubled is 300%
142 LCM OF………. 24
143 1 square+2 square+……………….. 355
144  Two cars, passing each other at high speed, are in danger of side swiping because of decrease in air pressure in the space between them.
145  The food that gives more calories per unit ss of food is Fat
146 ECG records rate of heart beats
147 BIO Gas consists of  Carbon dioxide, Methane and Hydrogen
148 Noise pollution is created if noise is in excess to 80-100 Db
149 If persons addicted to alcohol, the liver gets damaged because it accumulates excess of fats
Sl. No Question Answer
150 At magnetic poles, the angle of dip is 90 degree
151 The Constitution Bill (123rd Amendment), 2017 deals with empowers National Commission on Backward Classes
152 which section of Indian Penal Code deals with Adultry 497
153 Who won the Academy Award for Actor in a Leading Role in 2018? Sam Rockwell
154 Who won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 2018? Andrew sean Greer
155 What is the venue of the forthcoming G 20 Summit? Osaka
156 1 Executive power of the state is bestowed on the Governor by which article of the Indian Constitution? 154
157 Who is the author of Flood of Fire? Amitav Ghosh
158 Who is the newly appointed Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF? Millie bobby brown
159  Who is the Indian Ambassador to China?  Mr. Misri
160 Who is the President of IMF? Christine Lagarde
161  Who is the President of Maldives? Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
162 Who was the Prime Minister of Israel during the Munich Massacre? Golda Meir
163 Who is the Secretary of State of U.S.A. in January 2019? mike Pompeyo
164 Who will continue as the Emperor of Japan till April 2019? Akihito
165 Who is the President of South Korea?  Moon Jae-in
166 Who was Sikkim’s last sovereign king? Palden Namgyal
167 when did president trump sign Asia Reassurance Initiative Act’ into law?  31 ডিসেম্বর।
168 Where is Vansda National Park Located?  Gujarat
169 What is the currency of Iran? Iranian Rial
170 Which date is marked as the World Day for War Orphans? 06-01-2019
171 Who was the dissenting Judge in the Apex Court’s Sabarimala verdict? Justice Indu Malhotra
172 who is the leader of AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi
173  which province of India is the first to have complete organic farming? sikkim
174 Who among the following never became the President of United States of America? Geraldin Ford
175 Who was honoured with 54th Jnanpith Award? Amitav Ghosh
176 Who founded the ‘All India Harijan Samaj’ in 1932? MK Gandhi
177 who was the founder of gadar party Lala Hardayal
178  Where was the Provisional Government of Independent India (Azad Hind) formed. Singapore
179  The famous IN A trials took place at the Red Fort, Delhi in 1946
180 where did the congress work committee committee first accept the idea of Quit India Movement? Wardha
181 Which leader died on the day the Non¬cooperation movement was launched in 1920?  Bal Gangadhar Tilak
182 At which session of the Indian National Congress was ‘ Vande Mataram’ sung for the first time? 1896
183 When was the Non-cooperation movement suspended? 1922
184 The first session of the Indian National Congress was presided over by Womesh Chander Baneijee
185 Who set up the Indian Independence League? Rashbihari bose hbe
186 The provision for separate electorate for Hindus and Muslims was made in Minto-Morley reforms
187 In which session did ihe Indian National Congress declare Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) to be its goal? Lahore, 1929
188 Which important event immediately preceded the Jallianwala Bagh massacre ? Rowlatt Act enactment
189 The tamous Pakistan resolution was passed at Lahore
190 Which Act was known as ‘Black-Bill’? Rowlatt Act
191 Who once remarked — ‘Nehru is a patriot while Jinnah is a politician.’ Muhammad Iqbal
192 The Khilufat movement was started by Ali Brothers
193 Who said — ‘The Simon Commission Keport should be thrown on a heap of rubbish’? Shivaswami Ayyar
194 Which day was declared as the Direct Action Day by the Muslim League? 16th August, 1946
195 6th April, 1930 is well known in the history of India because this date is associated with Dandi March by Mahatma
196 Which battle established the supremacy of the British rule in India? Battle of Buxar, 1764
197 Kuka movement is associated with which of the following states? Punjab
198 The idea of Pakistan was first conceived by Muhammad Iqbal
199 The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year 1919
200  Which of the following movements immediately followed the partition of Bengal? Swadeshi movement

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