Haryana HPSC HCS Prelims 2021: General Studies Test 5

HPSC HCS Prelims Test Series 2021: General Studies Test 5: 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.

SYLLABI FOR THE PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

1. GENERAL STUDIES

  • 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. Hyundai partnered with which ride-sharing company to develop electric air taxis?

[A] Didi
[B] Uber
[C] Lyft
[D] Grab

2. What is the estimated GDP growth rate of India for 2019-20, according to Central Statistical Office (CSO)?

[A] 6.8%
[B] 6.4%
[C] 6.0%
[D] 5.0%

3. Which airline is currently headed by Ashwani Lohani?

[A] Indigo
[B] Spicejet
[C] Air India
[D] Vistara

4. Which major technology firm recently became the fourth US company to touch $1 trillion valuation?

[A] IBM
[B] Samsung
[C] Alphabet
[D] Facebook

5. What is the planned percentage of the government’s stake in Air India to be divested?

[A] 50%
[B] 60%
[C] 75%
[D] 100%

6. Khadi wrist watches have been recently launched by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, in association with which company?

[A] Fossil
[B] Titan
[C] Timex
[D] Casio

7. What is the GDP growth projection for India in 2020, as estimated by Moody’s Investors Service?

[A] 5.0%
[B] 5.2%
[C] 5.4%
[D] 5.6%

8. Which Indian firm recently got approval from NCLAT to acquire Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd?

[A] Tata Steel
[B] Jindal Steel and Power
[C] JSW Steel
[D] Vedanta Limited

9. Microsoft is set to launch its third India Development Centre (IDC) in which city?

[A] Gurugram
[B] Chennai
[C] Noida
[D] Mumbai

10. Project Vector is associated with which major automotive company?

[A] Jaguar Land Rover
[B] BMW
[C] Tesla
[D] Mercedes Benz

11. According to the Digidhan Dashboard, which was the most popular means of digital transaction in the Financial year 2019-20?

[A] BHIM UPI
[B] Debit cards
[C] Prepaid instruments
[D] Internet Banking

12. Former CMD of National Housing Bank, RV Verma has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of AU Small Finance Bank. Which is the headquarters of AU Small Finance Bank?

[A] New Delhi
[B] Jaipur
[C] Bengaluru
[D] Kochi

13. Which international financial institution remarked that Asia is expected to grow at 0 percent in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic?

[A] World Bank
[B] International Monetary Fund
[C] Asian Development Bank
[D] United Nations

14 .Which global company’s Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) solution is to be implemented across India, in context with its recent partnership with Bharti Airtel?

[A] Motorola
[B] Nokia
[C] Xiaomi
[D] Huawei

15. What is the name of first agri-futures index of India, to be launched by the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)?

[A] AGRIDEX
[B] AGROINDEX
[C] NCAGRINDEX
[D] AGRIFUTURE

16. Which rating agency through its Global Economic Outlook (GEO) report, estimated India’s FY21 growth at -5%?

[A] CRISIL
[B] Fitch Ratings
[C] Ind-Ra
[D] Moody’s

17. As per the GST Council, what is the maximum late fee for non-filing of GSTR-3B returns for period July 2017 – January 2020, for people with liability?

[A] Rs 100
[B] Rs 500
[C] Rs 1000
[D] Rs 5000

18. What is the annual rate of inflation based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), in May 2020?

[A] 3.21%
[B] 0.25%
[C] -0.25%
[D] -3.21%

19. Which Public sector General Insurance company is not included in the capital infusion of PSGICs approved by the Cabinet?

[A] New India Assurance Company Limited
[B] United India Insurance Company Limited
[C] Oriental Insurance Company Limited
[D] National Insurance Company Limited

20. Which country was the top trading partner of India in 2019-20, as per the recent data released by Commerce Industry?

[A] China
[B] United States
[C] United Arab Emirates
[D] Singapore

21. Which country is the largest borrower of Asian Development Bank, as of 2020?

[A] China
[B] India
[C] Pakistan
[D] Philippines

22. What is the name of the US-based private equity firm, which is to acquire a 1.15% stake in Jio Platforms, by investing Rs 5,655.75 crore?

[A] General Atlantic
[B] Silver Lake
[C] TPG Capital
[D] Advent International

23. Who has been appointed as a Director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India, who also took over as the Economic Affairs Secretary recently?

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

24.What is the liquidity infusion fund allotted for DISCOMs (Distribution Companies), in the recent economic stimulus package?

[A] ₹50000 Crore
[B] ₹75000 Crore
[C] ₹90000 Crore
[D] ₹1 lakh Crore

25.What is the name of first agri-futures index of India, to be launched by the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)?

[A] AGRIDEX
[B] AGROINDEX
[C] NCAGRINDEX
[D] AGRIFUTURE

26.The mandatory norms for accepting payments by electronic mode has been exempted for which type of companies?

[A] B2C (business to consumer) businesses
[B] B2B (business to business) businesses
[C] C2B (consumer to business) businesses
[D] C2C (consumer to consumer) businesses

27.Which private sector bank has partnered with Mastercard India to launch a digital point-of-sale solution named ‘Soft POS’?

[A] ICICI Bank
[B] Axis Bank
[C] Kotak Mahindra Bank
[D] Yes Bank

28.Who has been named the Chairperson of the re-constituted ‘Commodity Derivatives Advisory Committee’ of SEBI?

[A] Ashok Dalwani
[B] M S Sahoo
[C] Ajay Tyagi
[D] N K Singh

29.Which international financial institution approved a loan of USD 750 million to India to tackle COVID-19?

[A] International Monetary Fund
[B] Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
[C] World Bank
[D] BRICS Bank

30. Who is the chairperson of the high-powered panel, constituted by SEBI,  that has released its report to improve inquiry and enforcement processes?

[A] P K Mohanty
[B] A R Dave
[C] U K Sinha
[D] N K Singh

31. API integration of the PM SVANidhi Portal has been launched with the eMudra portal of which bank?

[A] Punjab National Bank
[B] State Bank of India
[C] Axis Bank
[D] ICICI Bank

32. What is the issue price of the 7th series of the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB)?

[A] Rs. 4500
[B] Rs. 4880
[C] Rs. 5051
[D] Rs. 5550

33. India has extended USD 400 million loan to which county for financing connectivity projects?

[A] Maldives
[B] Mauritius
[C] South Africa
[D] Nigeria

34. The Reserve Bank of India would conduct first ever Open Market Operations for State Developments Loans for what amount?

[A] Rs.100 crore
[B] Rs.1000 crore
[C] Rs.10000 crore
[D] Rs.100000 crore

35. The Government has extended the Income tax exemption under leave travel concession (LTC) cash voucher scheme to which segment?

[A] Indian Diplomats
[B] Non-Resident Indians
[C] Non-Central Government Employees
[D] Foreign Nationals residing in India

36. Which international institution is to finance the USD 120 million Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP)?

[A] International Monetary Fund
[B] World Bank
[C] Asian Development Bank
[D] New Development Bank

37. As of 2020, which Indian company has received the biggest-ever investment of Google?

[A] Jio Platforms
[B] Avenue Supermarkets
[C] Future Group
[D] HCL

38. CBIC has mandated HSN Code while issuing GST invoice. What does HSN stand for?

[A] Harmonised System of Notification
[B] Harmonised System of Nomenclature
[C] Horizontal System of Notification
[D] Horizontal System of Nomenclature

39. Which Indian Bank has partnered with Defence Forces for providing customised banking services?

[A] State Bank of India
[B] Bank of Baroda
[C] Punjab National Bank
[D] Canara Bank

40.The Suspension on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has been extended till which date?

[A] March 31, 2021
[B] June 30, 2021
[C] September 30, 2021
[D] December 31, 2021

41.Cairn Energy, which won an arbitration tribunal award against Indian Government in a Tax dispute, is based in which country?

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

42. Which Indian public sector bank has launched banking services through WhatsApp?

[A] Union Bank of India
[B] Bank of Baroda
[C] Bank of Maharashtra
[D] Indian Bank

43. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), which was seen in the news recently, has how many digits?

[A] 10
[B] 12
[C] 15
[D] 20

44. Which construction major has bagged the contract for construction of steel bridges for Mumbai and Ahmedabad bullet train project?

[A] Tata Projects
[B] Adani Group
[C] GMR Infrastructure
[D] L&T Construction

45.What is the rank of India in the production of silk, globally?

[A] First
[B] Second
[C] Third
[D] Fourth

46.Which manufacturing group has proposed to set up ₹5,000 crore Phone component manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu

[A] Tata Electronics
[B] TCS
[C] Infotel
[D] Lenovo

47.Which regulator in India has formed a committee to relook its information and security guidelines?

[A] RBI
[B] NABARD
[C] SEBI
[D] IRDAI

48.The Government has amended which rules to bring insurance brokers within its ambit?

[A] Insurance Act, 1938
[B] IRDA Act, 1999
[C] Insurance Ombudsman Rules 2005
[D] Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2017

49.As per World Bank, which country is set to lead economic recovery of East Asian and Pacific economies?

[A] India
[B] USA
[C] China
[D] Sri Lanka

50. SEBI modified the requirement to formulate dividend distribution policy by top 500 listed companies to how many companies?

[A] Top 100
[B] Top 250
[C] Top 1000
[D] Top 2000

51.India recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for further defence cooperation with which country?

[A] Brazil
[B] Finland
[C] Israel
[D] France

52.What is the name of the Biggest Airborne Exercise recently conducted by the Indian Army?

[A] Him Vijay
[B] Dhruv Sakthi
[C] Winged Raider
[D] Yudh Abhiyas

53.Which defence Force of India has recently signed an MoU with Geological Survey of India?

[A] Indian Army
[B] Indian Navy
[C] Indian Air Force
[D] Indian Coast Guard

54.Which Indian ship-builder is to deliver the anti-submarine stealth warship INS Kavaratti to Indian Navy?

[A] Mazagon Dock Limited
[B] Cochin Shipyard Limited
[C] Hindustan Shipyard Limited
[D] Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers

55.‘SAMPRITI’ is a joint military training exercise between India and which country?

[A] Japan
[B] Sri Lanka
[C] China
[D] Bangladesh

56.L&T MBDA Missile Systems (LTMMSL) has recently set up a missile integration facility at which state?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Karnataka
[C] Tamil Nadu
[D] Kerala

57.Indian Naval Station (INS) Shivaji is located in which Indian state/ UT?

[A] Kerala
[B] Karnataka
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Andhra Pradesh

58.What is the theme of this year’s multilateral naval exercise of India ‘Milan’?

[A] Indian Ocean Co-operation
[B] Synergy Across the Seas
[C] Opportunities Across the Seas
[D] Maritime Challenges

59. What is the name of the fourth warship delivered by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers-GRSE to the Indian Navy?

[A] INS Kiltan
[B] INS Kamorta
[C] INS Kadmatt
[D] INS Kavaratti

60. An e-office application called ‘e-karyalay’ has been launched by which Central Armed Police Force, which enables digital movement of files in offices, amid Covid-19 pandemic?

[A] Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
[B] Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
[C] Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
[D] Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

61.Which organisation recently offered an indigenous multi-role chopper to the Indian armed forces?

[A] Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
[B] Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
[C] Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
[D] Larsen and Toubro (L&T)

62.What is ‘RaIDer-X’, which was recently developed by HEMRL, the lab of DRDO and Indian Institute of Science?

[A] Artillery Gun
[B] Explosive Detection Device
[C] Gun-shot Locator
[D] Bullet-proof jacket

63. The Defence Ministry signed an 880-crore contract for procurement of 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs) from which country?

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

64.The Border Roads Organisation opened a 360 feet long suspension bridge over which river?

[A] Teesta
[B] Dibang
[C] Manas
[D] Lohit

65.An e-office application called ‘e-karyalay’ has been launched by which Central Armed Police Force, which enables digital movement of files in offices, amid Covid-19 pandemic?

[A] Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
[B] Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
[C] Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
[D] Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

66. ‘INLCU L57’ ship, that was recently commissioned to the Indian Navy, has been built by which ship builder?

[A] L &T ship yard
[B] Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE)
[C] Cochin Ship yard
[D] Mazagon Dock Limited

67. Indian Armed Forces are delegated special financial powers for capital acquisition cases up to which limit?

[A] Rs 100 crore
[B] Rs 200 crore
[C] Rs 300 crore
[D] Rs 500 crore

68. Indian Navy has commenced Passage Exercise (PASSEX) along with which country?

[A] Japan
[B] Sri Lanka
[C] United States
[D] United Kingdom

69.What is ‘Bharat’, that was seen in news, related to the Indian Army?

[A] Chopper
[B] Drone
[C] Missile carrier
[D] Anti-tank missile

70.An Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation of which Indian Armed Force has been launched recently?

[A] Indian Army
[B] Indian Air Force
[C] Indian Navy
[D] Indian Coast Guard

71. Which Defence related organization has designed and manufactured 40 mm UBGL Ammunition?

[A] Defence Research Development Organization
[B] Ammunition Factory Khadki
[C] Ordnance Factory Board
[D] Bharat Electronics Limited

72.What is the name of the longest serving warship of Indian Navy, that is to be dismantled?

[A] INS Viraat
[B] INS Vikrant
[C] INS Vishal
[D] INS Vikram

73.Who is the head of the committee set up by the Defence Ministry, to review AFHQ CS cadre?

[A] Bipin Rawat
[B] DB Shekatkar
[C] R Chandrashekhar
[D] AN Das

74.What is the name of the Naval exercise that is being held between India and Russia?

[A] Indra Navy
[B] Mission Navy
[C] Garuda Shakti
[D] Hand in Hand

75.The first batch of Rafael Fighter Jets are to be inducted into which squadron of IAF?

[A] Squadron 4 – Tigers
[B] Squadron 6 – Cobras
[C] Squadron 17 – Golden Arrows
[D] Squadron 52 – Dragons

76.What is the name of the Indigenously Developed Anti Radiation Missile, tested by DRDO?

[A] RUDRAM
[B] SHIVA
[C] SHAKTI
[D] RAKSHAK

77.In addition to India, US and Japan, which county will participate in this year’s Malabar Naval Exercise?

[A] United Kingdom
[B] Sri Lanka
[C] China
[D] Australia

78.What is the name of the Anti-Submarine Warfare stealth corvette commissioned into the Indian Navy?

[A] INS Kavach
[B] INS Kavaratti
[C] INS Kamorta
[D] INS Kiltan

79.What is the name of the new indigenously built ship commissioned in the Indian Coast Guard?

[A] ICG Tat Rakshak
[B] ICG Shaurya
[C] ICG Yuva
[D] ICG C452

80.What is the name of the heavy weight torpedo, flagged off by DRDO and was delivered to the Indian Navy?

[A] BrahMos
[B] Varunastra
[C] Akash
[D] Dhanush

81.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

82.Which is the first private company in India, to successfully design, develop and test full solid propulsion rocket stage?

[A] Skyroot Aerospace
[B] Dhruva Space
[C] Bellatrix Aerospace
[D] Manastu Space

83.What is ‘SAHAYAK-NG’, which was seen in the news recently?

[A] Surface to Surface Missile
[B] Fighter jet
[C] Air droppable container
[D] Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

84.Which Defence force has proposed to acquire 12 high-performance patrol boats?

[A] Indian Navy
[B] Indian Coast Guard
[C] Indian Air Force
[D] Indian Army

85.The DRDO handed over its ‘Landing gear systems for unmanned aerial vehicles’, to which armed force?

[A] Indian Army
[B] Indian Navy
[C] Indian Air Force
[D] Indian Coast Guard

86.‘Sea Vigil-21’ is a Defence Exercise undertaken by which country?

[A] India
[B] Sri Lanka
[C] China
[D] United Kingdom

87.The LCA Tejas is manufactured by which organization?

[A] Boeing
[B] DRDO
[C] HAL
[D] Airbus

88.With reference to DRDO, what is ‘Rakshita’, which was making news recently?

[A] Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
[B] Bike-based Ambulance
[C] Air Ambulance
[D] Water Ambulance

89.What is AMPHEX – 21, that was seen in the news recently?

[A] Communication satellite
[B] COVID Vaccine candidate
[C] Tri service joint exercise of India
[D] NASA’s moon rover

90.Rafael fighter jets are manufactured in which country?

[A] USA
[B] France
[C] Germany
[D] India

91.The Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM), which was in news recently, was developed by which organisation?

[A] HAL
[B] BEL
[C] ISRO
[D] DRDO

92.Which company has built the Indian Coast Guard’s interceptor C 453?

[A] Tata Group
[B] GRSE
[C] Cochin Ship Yard
[D] L&T

93.Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display (ARHMD) systems, which were seen in the news recently, are to be acquired by which Armed Force?

[A] Indian Army
[B] Indian Navy
[C] Indian Coast Guard
[D] Indian Air Force

94.What is the name of the messaging platform to be used by the Indian Army shortly?

[A] Secure Application for Internet
[B] Safe Messaging Service
[C] Secure Instant Messaging
[D] Safe Communication Network

95.What is ‘INS Karanj’, which was making news recently, with reference to Indian Defence?

[A] Scorpene submarine
[B] Aircraft carrier
[C] Frigate
[D] Destroyer

96.Which organisation successfully demonstrated the Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology?

[A] HAL
[B] DRDO
[C] BHEL
[D] OFB

97.‘Dustlik’ is a military exercise between India and which country?

[A] France
[B] Myanmar
[C] Uzbekistan
[D] Japan

98.What is the name of the third Scorpene-class submarine that has been inducted into the Indian Navy recently?

[A] INS Kanakalata
[B] INS Chennai
[C] INS Kolkata
[D] INS Karanj

99.The day on which the Indian Army launched Operation MEGHDOOT is observed as which special Day?

[A] Vijay Diwas
[B] Kargil Diwas
[C] Siachen Day
[D] Rakshak Diwas

100. Which company has delivered the first lot of light bulletproof vehicles to the Indian Air Force, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin?

[A] BEL
[B] DRDO
[C] Ashok Leyland
[D] Tata Motors

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