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WBCS Preliminary-2019

Answer Key for WBCS Preliminary Examination 2019


Sl. No.QuestionsAnswer
1The word beleaguered means Troubled
2Find the appropriate synonym of the word indefatigableTireless
3The detective suddenly ______ a useful clue. Find the appropriate phrasal verb.Come Across
4The tranquillity and sanctity of the place soothed us. Replace the underlined word with a suitable word.Holiness
5Correct the following sentence and choose the right answer: We had gone to the movies last night.We went to the movies last night.
6Select the right answer: My watch is five minutes ____________Slow
7Fill in with suitable conjunction: He advanced __________ he couldas far as
8Select the correct answer to fill in the blank. I am sure I _____ him beforehave met
9Fill in with the right option: I _________ him for a long time. have known
10Which is the correct form of the given sentence: They discussed about the matter.(C) They discussed the matter.
11Change the voice of the verb and select the correct answer: ‘The script is being written.(C) They are writing the script.
12The idiomatic expression ‘see eye to eye’ means(A) agree with someone.
13Ornithology is the study ofBirds
14Ram made the most ____ his resources. Chose the correct preposition.of
15The Word necrophilia means fascination with dead bodies
16Convert the given sentence into a interrogative sentence: I will meet you at the train stationWhere will you meet me?
17She wanted to go on vacation, so she saved money. Convert this to a simple sentence.She saved money for vacation.
18Convert the given sentence into a simple sentence: Pancakes are delicious but not without syrup. Pnacakes are delicious only with syrup.
19Ass a suitable prefix to form the opposite of the word ‘Balance”Imbalance
20Fill in with the appropriate word: The jury ____ divided in their opinion.were
21Fill in the blanks with the suitable option: Let’s meet ____ next week.sometime
22Chose the right option to rewrite the sentence: No sooner _______ the sun risen than the fog disappeared.had
23He says he has invented a time machine, which is clearly a load of cobblers.Nonsense
24He entered the hall in the _____ part of the show. Which is the right answer?latter
25He preferred classical music ___ popular numbers. Choose the correct preposition.to
26East kolkata wetlands has been declared as aRamsar Site
27Bhur of Upper Ganga Plain of India isUndulating, Aeolian Sandy Deposit
28West Bengal Land Reform Act came into force in 1956
29Head Quarter of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation of India is located inKolkata 
30Metro rail was started in Kolkata in1984
31About 80% of the coal reserves of India lie in the Damodar Valley
32The full fledged state of Telengana came into existance on 1st June, 2014
33Dhanekhali is famous forTant Industry
34Western Part of Tista rive is known as Terai
35Sundarban is declared as ‘World Heritage Site’ forMangrove forest
36Jalpaiguri town is located in the bank of Tista and Karala River
37Rammam hydroelectric power is located in Darjeeling
38Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matchedDachigam: Asiatic Lions
39First railway line was started in West Bengal betweenHowrah to Hooghly
40The tropic of cancer does not pass through Orissa
41The shola forest found in the Western Ghats
42Kolleru lake is located betweenGodavari and Krishna
43What is demographic Dividend?Increase in 16-64 year age group of population
44which of the following distric was not in West Bengal at the time of Independence of India?Coochbehar
45Literacy rate of West Bengal is 77.08%
46Mention the name of the state which has larger boundary with West Bengal among the following states of India. Jharkhand
47Laskshadeep is a island ofCoral Island
48In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest areaTropical Moist deciduous 
49Manasarovar Lake lies in Kailas Range
50Shilong is situated inThe Khasi Hills
51“At the stroke od midnight, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” was said by Jawaharlal Nehru
52The India National Congress represented te views of the microscopic minority in India. The contention was maintained by Lord Dufferin
53Who conceived the idea of Pakistan?Chaudhary Rahmat Ali
54Who commented that Cripps Mission was a post-dated cheque on a crashing bank?Mahatma Gandhi
55Jalianwallah Bagh massacre occurred in Amritsar
56Who among the following annulled the Partition of Bengal?Lord Hardinge
57Between whom Carmatic Wars were fought?French East India Co. and English East India Co.
58The first mass movement started by Mahatma Gandhi wasNon-cooperation movenent
59Surya Sen was associated with which of the event during the Indian freedom strugglechittagong Armoury Raid
60Who among the following , led the sepoys at Kanpur in the 1857 uprising?Nana Sahib
61The Asiatic Society of Bengal was foundedSir William Jones
62The boundary between India and Pakistan was determined by Sir Cyril Radcliffe
63The main leaders of the Swaraj Party wereMotilal Nehru and CR Das
64Who amongst the following was the first women president of the Indian National CongressAnnie Besant
65The India National Congress was founded by A O Hume
66The battle of Boxer is fought in 1764
67With whose permission did the english set up their first factory in SuratJahangir
68When did Vasco Da Gama come in India1498 AD
69Who built the Ebadat Khana at Fatehpur SicriAkbar
70Malik Kafoor was General of Alauddin Khilji
71Where did Goutama Buddha attain Nirvana (enlightenment)Bodhgaya
72Who wrote Mrichhakatikam Sudrak
73Who among the following succeeded as the next ruler of Gupta DynastyChandragupta II
74The inscriptions of ashoka and the brahmin scripts were decipheredJames Prinsep
75Which among the following places have given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian Sub ContinentMehergarh
76Select the lettered pair …………..Intelligence:Stupidity
77In a certain court……………..STTIBUDIONRI
78Observes the dots…………..2
79Count the number squares…………….15
80How many trianges are there in the following figure12
81A camera always has lense
82A river always has Banks
84A man has ……….301
85Arrange the following ……….Answer D
86Arrange the following ……….Answer A
87Which of the following ……..3,5
88If A>B…………D>A
89If ……………30
90How many three Stwo
91in the following series…………Two
93How 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
94If 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
95Arrange the following……….A
96A 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
97The sum of incomeB
98If ROME is written as MORE, then DARE is written as RADE
99Chose the odd oneTwXz
100Igloos: Canada::Rondavels:Africa
Sl. No.QuestionAnswer
101Right of vote and to be elected in India is a  legal right
102In the constitution of India, promotion of international peace and security is included in theDirective Principles of State Policy
103Monetary Bill……the loksabha may still……….
104 The ideal of ‘Welfare State’ in the Indian Constitution in enshrined in itsDirective Principles of State Policy
105The fundamental object of‘Panchayati system is to ensure which among the……..decentralization
106The power to increase the number of jU(j in the Supreme Court of India is vested inPresident of India
107With reference to Hausla 2018, consider the following statements:Both 1 and 2
108In the latest Ease of doing Business report, 2019 released by world bank, India has secured 77 rank
109PCA stands forPrompt Corrective Action
110consider the following statement about regionalAll of the above
111Indian constitution came into being 26th January’, 1950
112According 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
113Which or the following organization released Agricultural Marketing and Farm Friendly reforms index ?NITI Ayog
114Who was one of the advocates of ‘United Sovereign Bengal’?H.S. Surhawardi
115Which 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)
117Which Schedule of the Constitution of India distributes power between the union and the states7th schedule
118The eighty-sixth Anicndmc*11 Constitution oflndia altered a Directive Princp ot the Constitution to provide forearly childhood care and education tor all children until they comp c e the age of six years.
119District Judge in a state are appointed by theGoverner
120The Impeachment of the President oflndia can be initiated ineither House of the Parliament.
121Consider 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
122Power 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
124The Panchayati Raj System of India hasThree tiers
125Which 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
126The arc of length 121……………….90
127The arithmetic mean ofthe numbers 9, 12,…………….21
128The number of spinal nerves in human body are31 pairs
129A bomb is dropped at a point from a movig airoplane. The pilot observes thatthe bomb traverses a curved path and falls some distance ahead.
130Which of the following is used in beauty parlours for hair setting?Sulphur
131Which of the following fertilizers has more nitrogen content?Ammonium Nitrate
132Good absorbers of heat aregood emitters
133Ventilators are provided at the top 0fTo maintain convectional currents to keep the air fresh in the room
134Voice of your friend can be recognized byQuality
135Light year isTime taken by light to travel from Sun to Earth.
136TWINKE 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
138To protect tooth decay we are advised to brush our teeth regularly. The nature of the toothpaste commonly used isbasic 
139Which one among the following is the main ingradient in cement?Gypsum
140Brass is a mixture of copper and zinc
141 The percentage increase in the surface area of a cube when each side doubled is300%
142LCM OF……….24
1431 square+2 square+………………..355
144 Two cars, passing each other at high speed, are in danger of side swiping becauseof decrease in air pressure in the space between them.
145 The food that gives more calories per unit ss of food isFat
146ECG recordsrate of heart beats
147BIO Gas consists of Carbon dioxide, Methane and Hydrogen
148Noise pollution is created if noise is in excess to80-100 Db
149If persons addicted to alcohol, the liver gets damaged because itaccumulates excess of fats
Sl. NoQuestionAnswer
150At magnetic poles, the angle of dip is90 degree
151The Constitution Bill (123rd Amendment), 2017 deals withempowers National Commission on Backward Classes
152which section of Indian Penal Code deals with Adultry497
153Who won the Academy Award for Actor in a Leading Role in 2018?Sam Rockwell
154Who won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 2018?Andrew sean Greer
155What is the venue of the forthcoming G 20 Summit?Osaka
1561 Executive power of the state is bestowed on the Governor by which article of the Indian Constitution?154
157Who is the author of Flood of Fire?Amitav Ghosh
158Who is the newly appointed Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF?Millie bobby brown
159 Who is the Indian Ambassador to China? Mr. Misri
160Who is the President of IMF?Christine Lagarde
161 Who is the President of Maldives?Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
162Who was the Prime Minister of Israel during the Munich Massacre?Golda Meir
163Who is the Secretary of State of U.S.A. in January 2019?mike Pompeyo
164Who will continue as the Emperor of Japan till April 2019?Akihito
165Who is the President of South Korea? Moon Jae-in
166Who was Sikkim’s last sovereign king?Palden Namgyal
167when did president trump sign Asia Reassurance Initiative Act’ into law? 31 ডিসেম্বর।
168Where is Vansda National Park Located? Gujarat
169What is the currency of Iran?Iranian Rial
170Which date is marked as the World Day for War Orphans?06-01-2019
171Who was the dissenting Judge in the Apex Court’s Sabarimala verdict?Justice Indu Malhotra
172who is the leader of AIMIMAsaduddin Owaisi
173 which province of India is the first to have complete organic farming?sikkim
174Who among the following never became the President of United States of America?Geraldin Ford
175Who was honoured with 54th Jnanpith Award?Amitav Ghosh
176Who founded the ‘All India Harijan Samaj’ in 1932?MK Gandhi
177who was the founder of gadar partyLala 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 in1946
180where did the congress work committee committee first accept the idea of Quit India Movement?Wardha
181Which leader died on the day the Non¬cooperation movement was launched in 1920? Bal Gangadhar Tilak
182At which session of the Indian National Congress was ‘ Vande Mataram’ sung for the first time?1896
183When was the Non-cooperation movement suspended?1922
184The first session of the Indian National Congress was presided over byWomesh Chander Baneijee
185Who set up the Indian Independence League?Rashbihari bose hbe
186The provision for separate electorate for Hindus and Muslims was made inMinto-Morley reforms
187In which session did ihe Indian National Congress declare Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) to be its goal?Lahore, 1929
188Which important event immediately preceded the Jallianwala Bagh massacre ?Rowlatt Act enactment
189The tamous Pakistan resolution was passed atLahore
190Which Act was known as ‘Black-Bill’?Rowlatt Act
191Who once remarked — ‘Nehru is a patriot while Jinnah is a politician.’Muhammad Iqbal
192The Khilufat movement was started byAli Brothers
193Who said — ‘The Simon Commission Keport should be thrown on a heap of rubbish’?Shivaswami Ayyar
194Which day was declared as the Direct Action Day by the Muslim League?16th August, 1946
1956th April, 1930 is well known in the history of India because this date is associated withDandi March by Mahatma
196Which battle established the supremacy of the British rule in India?Battle of Buxar, 1764
197Kuka movement is associated with which of the following states?Punjab
198The idea of Pakistan was first conceived byMuhammad Iqbal
199The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year1919
200 Which of the following movements immediately followed the partition of Bengal?Swadeshi movement

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