HPSC HCS Prelims Test Series 2021: Current events of national and international importance Test 2

HPSC HCS Prelims Test Series 2021: Current events of national and international importance Test 2: Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) HCS Prelims Mock Test Series 2021: Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) is going to conduct the HCS Prelims Exam 2021 for the recruitment of candidates for different posts like SDM, Deputy Superintendent of Police, A Class Tehsildar, ETO and many more. The Preparation can’t be done without taking Mock Test Series for HCS Prelims. The HCS Prelims Mock test series not only enhances the knowledge but also provide a simulated practice for the Examination.



  • General Science.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography.
  • Indian Culture, Indian Polity and Indian Economy.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Haryana-Economy and people. Social, economic and culture institutions and language of Haryana.

Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence. In Geography, emphasis will be on Geography of India. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources. Questions on Indian Polity and Economy will test knowledge on the country‘s political system and Constitution of India. Panchayati Raj, social systems and economic developments in India. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.

We have designed our HCS Prelims Mock Test Series keeping these points in mind HPSC HCS Prelims 2021 is consists of two papers: – Paper-I is General Studies and Paper-II is CSAT.

2. Civil Services Aptitude Test

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude, etc.-Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, date sufficiency etc. – Class X-level).
  • Important Point: Those aspirants/students joined this programme will get the answer key / detailed solution on the same day of test in the evening (between 8 PM to 10 PM). ignore if you have already joined.

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1. What is the term of office of a Vigilance Commissioner in Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)?

[A] Five years
[B] Six years
[C] Three years
[D] Four years

2.After failing to pay the host fee, which country lost the hosting rights of 2021 men’s World boxing championship?

[A] United Kingdom
[B] India
[C] China
[D] Belgium

3.The Versatile Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who recently passed away, had won National award for which movie?

[A] Lunch Box
[B] Paan Singh Tomar
[C] Life of Pi
[D] Haidar

4.Which Indian state has introduced a scheme to levy COVID-19 cess for diesel, petrol and motor spirit?

[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Karnataka
[C] Assam
[D] Nagaland

5.Kovilpatti kadalai mittai has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. In which state is Kovilpatti located?

[A] Karnataka
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Kerala
[D] Andhra Pradesh

6.What is the name of the programme on health and risk communication focussing on Covid-19, launched by National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC)?


7. The Reserve Bank of India recently extended the benefits under its SLF-MF scheme. What does MF stand for, in the scheme?

[A] Micro Finance
[B] Mutual Funds
[C] Micro Funds
[D] Multiple Finance

8. Which state was formed along with Maharashtra, as a result of the Bombay Reorganization Act, which came into effect on May 1, 1960?

[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Gujarat
[C] Karnataka
[D] Goa

9. Who has recently assumed charge as the next Economic Affairs Secretary, after superannuation of Atanu Chakraborty?

[A] Rajesh Verma
[B] Tarun Bajaj
[C] Preeti Sudan
[D] Arvind Kumar Sharma

10.What is the name of the famous author and historian known for chronicling Delhi, who passed away recently?

[A] Augustine Mahiga
[B] Ronald Vivian Smith
[C] Chuni Goswami
[D] Kundanika Kapadia

11.Which Indian state has launched a dedicated Online Shramik Employment Exchange for migrant workers?

[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Bihar
[D] Odisha

12.‘NAIMISHA’ is an annual programme conducted by which organisation?

[A] Archaeological Survey of India
[B] Lalit Kala Akademi
[C] National Gallery of Modern Art
[D] Sahitya Akademi

13.As per the modified Public procurement norms, what is the minimum local content of the companies, to which maximum preference would be given?

[A] 25 per cent
[B] 50 per cent
[C] 62.5 per cent
[D] 75 per cent

14.Which Indian state/UT has approved Border Roads Organization (BRO) to recruit workers from the state for critical projects?

[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Jharkhand
[C] Bihar
[D] Gujarat

15.Which Indian state/ UT has launched a scheme for street vendors named “Mukhyamantri Shahri Path Vyavsayi Utthan Yojana”?

[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Bihar
[D] Gujarat

16.Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL), that was seen in news, is a public sector enterprise under which Ministry?

[A] Minister of Communication
[B] Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
[C] Ministry of Electronics and IT
[D] Ministry of Commerce and Industry

17.Which technology company has dropped facial recognition software amid racial profiling concerns?

[A] Google
[C] Microsoft
[D] Apple

18.What is the theme of World Accreditation Day (WAD) 2020?

[A] Accreditation: Improving Food Safety
[B] Food safety is everyone’s business
[C] Quality Accreditation
[D] Quality Certification

19.What is the GDP growth rate of India in the next fiscal year 2020-21, as predicted by the Fitch Ratings?

[A] 6.5%
[B] 7.5%
[C] 8.5%
[D] 9.5%

20.PhonePe has tied up with which Insurance company to launch the country’s first domestic multi-trip insurance product?

[A] HDFC Ergo
[B] ICICI Lombard
[C] IFFCO Tokio

21.Which state government has constituted a commission to protect the Constitutional rights of tribal communities?

[A] Odisha
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Gujarat
[D] Chhattisgarh

22.A commercial communication satellite named ‘APStar-6D’ was launched from which country, using its flagship Long March rocket?

[A] United States
[B] China
[C] Russia
[D] Israel

23.What is the name of the tropical Storm, that has made heavy rains, flood and landfall in New Jersey?

[A] Franklin
[B] Fay
[C] Freeze
[D] Fana

24.Which central PSU has won the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019, under Outstanding Accomplishment in Corporate Excellence Category?

[B] NTPC Ltd

25.Which is the first Indian company to cross the market capitalisation of Rs 12 lakh crore?

[B] Tata Consultancy Services
[C] Reliance Industries Ltd
[D] Infosys

26.Which organisation has estimated that India needs 6.2% additional spending of GDP to achieve 2030 SDGs?

[A] Reserve Bank of India
[B] NITI Aayog
[C] Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation
[D] National Development Council

27.What is ‘NEOWISE’, that was seen in news recently?

[A] Comet
[B] Asteroid
[C] Star
[D] Exo-planet

28.Which institution has developed an Ultraviolet sanitizing product named SHUDH?

[A] IIT Madras
[B] IIT Kanpur
[C] IISc Bangalore

29.Which country celebrates ‘Bastille Day’ ceremony also called as Fête nationale?

[A] Russia
[B] France
[C] Germany
[D] Italy

30.Mile Jedinak, who recently announced his retirement, is associated with which sports?

[A] Athletics
[B] Football
[C] Cricket
[D] Hockey

31.Which is the new Industrial corridor proposed to be set up by the Government of Karnataka?

[A] Mysuru-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor
[B] Bengaluru-Kudagu Industrial Corridor
[C] Mysuru-Bidar Industrial Corridor
[D] Bengaluru-Hyderabad Industrial Corridor

32.Which organization has built a 180 feet bridge in Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand in a short span of 3 weeks?

[A] Indian Army
[B] National Highways Authority of India
[C] Boarder Roads Organization
[D] Larsen and Toubro

33.People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has acquired a stake in which Indian private sector bank?

[A] Yes Bank
[B] Axis Bank
[C] ICICI Bank
[D] IDBI Bank

34.Which state has launched a New Electronics Manufacturing Policy recently?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[C] Odisha
[D] Uttar Pradesh

35.Which state launched a subsidised meal scheme named ‘Indira Rasoi Yojana’?

[A] Chhattisgarh
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Punjab
[D] Telangana

36.Which state has decided to exempt all serving and retired soldiers from the Gram Panchayat property tax?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Haryana

37.Which space mission of India has completed one full year in the lunar orbit?

[A] Chandrayaan-1
[B] Chandrayaan-2
[C] Indian Lunar Mission 1
[D] Indian Lunar Mission 2

38.Which state is to become the first to recruit through National Recruitment Agency (NRA)’s common test?

[A] Kerala
[B] Bihar
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Rajasthan

39.Which state of the USA has been recently affected with lightning sparked fires?

[A] Arizona
[B] California
[C] Texas
[D] Michigan

40.Which Indian state announced that it would be the first to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020?

[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Karnataka
[C] Gujarat
[D] Uttar Pradesh

41.The Finance Ministry has allowed 5 states to borrow Rs 9,913 crore based on their implementation of which scheme?

[A] Swachh Bharat Mission
[B] One Nation One Ration Card
[D] Smart Cities Mission

42.Which country has announced a USD 150 million to invest in training for middle-to-high-skilled occupations?

[A] United States
[B] France
[C] Germany
[D] United Kingdom

43.Prithvi-II, that was test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), belongs to which category of equipment?

[A] Surface-to-surface missile
[B] Anti-tank guided missile
[C] Anti-ship missile
[D] Intercontinental ballistic missile

44.When is the World Pharmacists Day celebrated every year?

[A] September 30
[B] September 28
[C] September 25
[D] September 24

45.Which regulator body has launched Faceless Income Tax Appeals?

[D] Enforcement Directorate

46.Centre for Disability Sports is to be established in which city?

[A] Mumbai
[B] Chennai
[C] Gwalior
[D] Varanasi

47.Which Union Ministry has notified the standards for Safety Evaluation of Hydrogen Fuels?

[A] Ministry of Power
[B] Ministry of Renewable Energy
[C] Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
[D] Ministry of MSME

48.While launching the Covid- 19 vaccine portal, the Union Health Minister released the100-year timeline history of which institution?


49.Until which month, the Government has allowed mandatory export of sugar quota allocated for this year?

[A] September
[B] October
[C] November
[D] December

50.What is the name of the application launched by the Ministry of Tourism along with the Quality Council of India?


51.India is set to acquire 72,000 assault rifles from which country?

[A] Israel
[B] Iran
[D] Russia

52.India is to set up a “High Level Monitoring Committee” with which nation, to review projects implemented with LoC provided by India?

[A] Maldives
[B] Sri Lanka
[C] Myanmar
[D] Bangladesh

53.Which country is to send the world’s first mining robot named ‘Asteroid Mining robot’ into space?

[A] India
[B] United States
[C] China
[D] Israel

54.When was the Indian Meteorological Department established?

[A] 1975
[B] 1875
[C] 1947
[D] 1950

55.“Operation My Saheli” has been launched by which organization?

[B] Indian Railways
[D] Indian Army

56.What is the name of the Online film festival organised by Films Division, to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti?

[A] Gandhi Filmotsav
[B] Father of Nation Utsav
[C] Mahatma Festival
[D] Learn about Mahatma

57.Union Finance Ministry has allowed which state to borrow additional Rs.4851 crore linked to PDS reform initiatives?

[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Kerala
[D] Goa

58.Which organization has launched a spacecraft named SS Kalpana Chawala to the international space station?

[B] Northrop Grumman
[C] Canadian Space Agency
[D] Roscosmos

59.India has held discussions with which country regarding bilateral cooperation in the financial sector?

[A] United States
[B] Bahrain
[C] Finland
[D] Jamaica

60.The Election Commission has issued instructions for postal ballot facilities for elderly people above what age?

[A] 65
[B] 70
[C] 75
[D] 80

61.CARAT is a naval training exercise between which two countries?

[A] India – USA
[B] India – Bangladesh
[C] Bangladesh – USA
[D] USA – Russia

62.In which country, a 500-meter-high coral reef has been discovered for the first time in 120 years?

[A] India
[B] Australia
[C] Japan
[D] Brazil

63.The Space Research organisation of which country has spotted Radio burst for the first time in Milky Way?

[A] United States
[B] India
[C] Russia
[D] China

64.When is World Tsunami Day observed every year?

[A] November 3
[B] November 5
[C] November 6
[D] November 7

65.Which international organisation has decided to hold a meeting on December 1, 2020 to commemorate victims of World War II?

[A] World Bank
[B] International Court of Justice
[C] UN General Assembly

66.Who are the beneficiaries of ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) scheme, which was seen in news recently?

[A] Teachers
[B] Armed Forces Veterans
[C] Bureaucrats
[D] Sportspersons

67.What is the issue price of the 8th tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2020-21?

[A] Rs.4900
[B] Rs.5000
[C] Rs.5177
[D] Rs.5400

68.Which team has bagged the first prize in Gov-Tech-Thon 2020 that concluded recently?

[A] Tech Teamz
[B] Tech for India
[C] Fit for Future
[D] Nature for India

69.Which state has launched Aadhaar enrolment drive for students of the state?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Bihar
[C] Meghalaya
[D] Assam

70.A life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda is to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister in which state/UT?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] New Delhi
[D] Meghalaya

71.The Sustainable Mountain Development Summit is organized by which organization?

[C] Indian Mountain Initiative
[D] International Mountain Institute

72.When is the International Day of Neutrality observed every year?

[A] December 10
[B] December 11
[C] December 12
[D] December 13

73.The Exim Bank of India has extended a USD 448-million line of credit (LOC) for infrastructure projects of which country?

[A] Chile
[B] Myanmar
[C] Uzbekistan
[D] Kazakhstan

74.Which country has announced referendum to add climate goals in its Constitution?

[A] France
[B] United Kingdom
[C] New Zealand
[D] Germany

75.What type of vessel is the Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Sujeet’?

[A] Frigate vessel
[B] Corvette vessel
[C] Off shore patrol vessel
[D] Aircraft Carrier

76.Utah Mink, the first wild animal to be infected by coronavirus, belongs to which country?

[A] Japan
[B] China
[C] United States
[D] Australia

77.‘Great Astronomical Conjunction’, which was seen in the news recently, is the closer appearance of which two planets?

[A] Jupiter and Saturn
[B] Saturn and Venus
[C] Jupiter and Venus
[D] Mercury and Venus

78.Which is the first launch vehicle of the ISRO, that will entirely carry the satellites of private players?

[A] PSLV C 31
[B] PSLV G 7
[C] PSLV C 51
[D] PSLV Mark II

79.Which country added India in the watch list of Currency Manipulating countries?

[A] United Kingdom
[B] China
[C] United States
[D] Russia

80.Who is the head of Defence Acquisition Council?

[A] Prime Minister
[B] National Security Advisor
[C] Defence Secretary
[D] Union Defence Minister

81.The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is to partner with which Ministry to improve logistics planning in the country?

[A] Ministry of Housing and urban affairs
[B] Ministry of MSME
[C] Ministry of Communication
[D] Ministry of Power

82.Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) is a Mini Ratna company under which Union Ministry?

[A] Ministry of MSME
[B] Ministry of Textiles
[C] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[D] Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

83.Which county has rejoined the “Paris climate agreement” recently?

[B] Japan
[C] China
[D] Russia

84.The Supreme Court recently upheld the validity of which law/act, to protect the bidders for corporate debtors?

[A] Foreign Exchange Management Act
[B] Insolvency Bankruptcy Code
[C] Consumer Protection Act

85. Electronics and IT Ministry is to collaborate with which company to set up a Quantum Computing Applications Lab?

[A] Microsoft
[B] Amazon
[C] Apple
[D] Google

86.Which personality announced to give away USD 100 million for the best carbon capture technology?

[A] Bill Gates
[B] Elon Musk
[C] Mark Zuckerberg
[D] Jack Ma

87.Which risk has been ranked at the first place as ‘Top Risk by impact’ by the WEF’s Global Risks Report 2021?

[A] Climate Action Failure
[B] Weapons of Mass Destruction
[C] Infectious Diseases
[D] Extreme Weather

88.Which is the venue of the ‘Exercise Desert Knight 21’?

[A] Andaman and Nicobar Islands
[B] Goa
[C] Jodhpur
[D] Kolkata

89.Which is the venue of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Defence Ministers Conclave, to be hosted by India in 2021?

[A] Goa
[B] Bengaluru
[C] Lucknow
[D] Vishakhapatnam

90.Which organization has adopted a resolution titled “Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites”?

[C] United Nations

91.As per the recent SEBI guidelines, what is the minimum per cent that large companies can divest in the Initial Public Offering (IPO)?

[A] 5 %
[B] 10%
[C] 20%
[D] 25%

92.United Nations (UN) has urged which bloc to set up an emergency task force to prepare a “Global Vaccination Plan” against Covid-19?

[A] G-7
[B] G-20

93.Researchers of which country have decided to commence Covid-19 human trial on a healthy immune system?

[A] India
[B] China
[D] UK

94.Which international association has proposed to launch the World Solar Bank?

[A] International Solar Alliance
[B] G20
[C] G 7

95.Which Indian personality has been appointed as the Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the UNDP?

[A] Urjit Patel
[B] Usha Rao-Monari
[C] R Gandhi
[D] Bimal Jalan

96.Who chairs the NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meeting?

[A] Finance Minister
[B] Prime Minister
[C] NITI Aayog CEO
[D] Home Minister

97.Which is the venue of the 11th World Petro-Coal Congress and World Future Fuel Summit 2021?

[A] Paris
[B] New Delhi
[C] Hyderabad
[D] Colombo

98.Who is the Chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)?

[A] G Rohini
[B] Bhagwan Lal Sahni
[C] Banwari Lal Purohit
[D] A K Sikri

99.‘Centre for drone pilot training and service of drones’ has been recently inaugurated in which Indian state?

[A] Odisha
[B] Assam
[C] Ladakh
[D] Himachal Pradesh

100.Which is the first country to have captured and released the audio from Mars?

[A] China
[B] United States
[D] Russia

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