TNPSC Group I Prelims 2011 Exam Answer Key

TNPSC Group I Prelims Answer Key 2011 Held on 5th June 2011.

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01 D Sathanur Dam is constructed across Thenpennai river
02 C 2007-09 – International Year of Planet Earth


A Udayagiri fort is located in Kanniyakumari
04 A The Chola dynasty was an ancient Tamil kingdom along the banks of the river Kaveri
05 D

Major source of irrigation in Tamil Nadu in general is Well
06 C Sankaracharya – Advaita

Ramanuja – Visistadvaita
Madhvacharya – Dualism
Basaveswara – Vira Saivam

07 C The Indian Independence bill was brought in the House of Commons on 4th July, 1947
08 C Pie-diagram
09 B The National Population Register is  undertaken under Citizenship Act of 1955 & Citizen Rules, 2003

10 A not continuous
11 D A great exponent of Mahayanism was Nagarjuna

A Lateritic soils are formed under conditions of high temperature and rainfall
13 D

Barbara McClintock got the Nobel Prize for discovering the concept of jumping genes (or) transposons
14 D India share the longest land border with Bangladesh

15 D The uncertainty principle was proposed by Heisenberg
16 B Recently Bicentenary birth anniversary was carried out for Charles Darwin

D The toxic carcinogenic metal ion in the following is Cr6+


Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation for (A)
19 A Venturimeter is used to measure fluid velocity
20 A Poondi Reservoir was planned to provide water to Madras by Sathyamurthy Iyer

21 A The Special Economic Zone Act was passed in Indian
Parliament in May 2005
22 D The earliest brick temple in India was built by Guptas


24 A

Nana Sahib – 1857 Revolt
Vellore Mutiny – 1806
Lord Curzon – Partition of Bengal
Indian Independence Act – 1947

C The first state in India to introduce insurance scheme for State Government Employees was Tamil Nadu
26 B

The Pandiyan king who consolidated and expanded the Pandya kingdom up to Kaveri was Sundara Pandyan
27 B The first ruler of the Chola dynasty who kept strong navy was Rajendra I

28 C National Emergency was declared by the Congress
Government headed by Indira Gandhi in 1975
29 A Directive Principles of State Policy is not a salient feature of the Constitution of India


B Which organelle in the cell, other than nucleus contains DNA? Mitochondria
31 C Find out the missing observation of the following
data with mean 5 2, 6,5,3,8,2……,9,7,7,6,4


The extent of rural electrification done in Tamil Nadu is 99%
33 B Correctly matched: Mahavira – Last Tirthankara
34 A 3250-2750 B.C was the date assigned to the Indus civilization by Sir John Marshall

35 A The Aryans had popular Assemblies, Sabhas and Samitis to check on the power of the king
36 D Incorrect: C. Rajagopalachari – Anti-Brahmin, Anti-North and Anti-Aryan

B Longest river in Tamil Nadu is Kaveri
38 C

Mullai Periyar dispute is between Tamil Nadu and Kerala
39 C Mahatma Gandhi suspended the Non-co-operation

movement due to Chauri Chaura incident in the year

40 A According to the year 2000-2001 in India, the major irrigation sources are in the order of Canels, Wells, Tubewells, Tanks
41 C Amoebic dysentery is caused by Entamoeba histolytica


43 A

Cellulose is a natural polymer
44 D The ground state energy of the electron in the hydrogen atom is 13.6 eV. The energy of the state n = 2 is 3.4eV

45 D The Red Fort at Delhi was constructed by Shah Jahan
46 C Botanical name of Turmeric is Curcuma domestica

A Barack Obama is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace – 2009
48 C

The Director of Tamil orgin who sent Chandrayan to
space is Dr. Mayilsamy Annadurai
49 D Seismic waves are recorded with the help of an
instrument known as Seismograph
50 B

C. Rangarajan is the current Chairman of the Prime
Minister of India’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC)

51 A TIFR – Mumbai

Space Physics Laboratory – Thiruvananthapuram
SHAR centre – Sriharikota
ISRO satellite centre – Bengaluru

52 C The last census was undertaken in 2011
53 D The scope of land reforms does not include housing loan to farmers

54 B Captain Lakshmi – Daughter of Ammu
Saminathan, a Patriot, Captain of Jansi military wing
55 B Stars, Nebula and Interstellar material


B A Shopkeeper marks his goods to gain 30%. But he
allows 10% discount for down cash payment. His profit per cent is 17%

D Function(s) of statistics is/are all of these
58 A

IRDP was introduced in the year  1978-79
59 C A total expenditure of a family is Rs. 1,080 and they are spending Rs.450, for food. Then to draw a pie diagram the degree value is 150
60 B Chera – Bow & Arrow

Chola – Tiger
Pandya – Fish
Pallava – Bull

61 D The packing fraction of a face centred cubic lattice is 74%
62 A The ocean floor is a flat plain known as the Abyssal plain

63 A In mitochondria, which of the following process/es
take(s) places? – Tricarboxylic acid cycle
64 A India is a member of Asian Development Bank
66 A Synapse is seen in nervous system
67 C

Ammonia burnt with O2, liberate which of the following ions/radicals? – NO2 + H2O

C Namakkal District was formulated in the year 1997
69 A

The first telegraph line of India was set up between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour
70 A A graph of cumulative frequency distribution is called ogive

71 B Name of Tamil Nadu state bird is Emerald Dove
72 D The Queen who took the lead in the South Indian Rebellion was Velu Natchiyar

C V.O. Chidambaran pillai founded the Swadeshi Steam
Navigation Company to operate between Tuticorin and Sri Lanka
74 C High urbanisation is a feature of Tamil Nadu economy
75 A

The resolving power of a telescope is highest for Blue light

76 C

A time series graph is also known as Histogram

77 D The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act was passed during the period of Narasimha Rao

78 B Skeletal soils are found in South western Rajastan and Cuddapah region
79 D The two major cities of Indus Valley Civilisation revealing uniform urban planning were Mohenjodaro and Harappa

B Shri Sundarlal Bahuguna received Padma Vibhushan
82 A

As per the division of powers of India, in the concurrent list there are 47 items

83 A Tuberculosis immunisation was developed by Albert Calmette
84 B Cricketer Brain Lara belongs to West Indies


B Typhoons usually found in West Pacific
86 A The Portuguese were the first to come to India and leave India last
87 B

The largest planet in the solar system is Jupiter
88 C  

    89    D Energy is not recycled in an eco-system
90 B Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)


A I alone is correct.
92 D UPA Government appointed National Commission on
Farmers in 2004 under the Chairmanship of  Dr. M.S. Swaminathan

C The single membrane surrounding vacuoles in plant cells is known as Tonoplast
94 B

The doctrine of Fundamental right cannot be ammended under Art. 368 was propounded by the Supreme Court in the case of Keshavanand vs State of Kerala
95 D C. Linnaeus introduced the ‘binomial nomenclature’ to name organisms

96 C The term ‘Brahmadeya’ denotes land granted to the Brahmanas
97 A Dempster’s mass spectrograph – Masses of isotopes

B The famous book ‘Cell Biology’ was written by De Roberties
99 D

Which of the following (Sales tax, Excise duty, Customs duty) is a direct tax? – None of these
100 B China is not a member in ASEAN

101 D The institution(s) which is/are set up to promote funding of voluntary organizations is/are – All of these
102 B Tirupur Kumaran died in the year 1932

C Kanchipuram Kailasanatha temple was built during the reign of Rajasimha
104 A

Krishna river water supplements the drinking water needs of Chennai
105 C Peroxisome is involved in the process of photo respiration
106 D Visceral arches support Gill filament

107 B The laws of electrolysis are given by Faraday
108 B Total geographical area of Tamil Nadu is 1,30,058 sq. km.

B Electromagnetic waves were proposed by Maxwell

111 B Salt Sathyagraha – Vedaranyam

Protest against Devadasi system – Dr. Muthulakshmi Redy
Neil Statue Sathyagraha – N. Somayajulu
The Hindu – Kasthuri Ranga Iyengar

112 A National Remote Sensing Centre is located at Hyderabad
113 A Thirumangalam Assembly by-elections saw the highest voter turnout during 2010 in Tamil Nadu

114 C The World Classical Tamil Conference held on July,
2010 is Ninth World Tamil Conference
115 C Article 243 of the Constitution of India gives provision to set up village panchayats


D Not Matched: Medha Patkar – Indian representative in the UNO
117 A Robert Clive laid the foundation of the British Empire
118 B

119 D Under Public Distributions System, rice is distributed at the rate of Re. 1 per kg in Tamil Nadu

120 C The National Rural Employment Guaranteed Programme came into force to provide 100 days of employment in 2006
121 C 10 electrons can be accommodated in d-orbital

D One tesla is weber – m-2


Bihar has the lowest level of literacy

125 B Relative frequency is defined as Class frequency /

Total frequency

126 C The National calendar based on the Saka Era was adopted from 22nd March, 1957

127 B Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
128 A The President of India appoints the Finance Commission in India

C Botanical Survey of India is located in Tamil Nadu at Coimbatore
130 A

Data which are not collected by the organization for the specified purpose, is known as primary data
131 A In India, life expectancy was considereably improved during the year 1981 to 2001 as 54 years to 65.3 years

132 C According to Census 2001, in India the sex ratio is 933 females per 1000 males. (here 935 is the nearest answer)
133 B Madras government issued the first communal G.O in 1921


C Rabindranath Tagore gave the title ‘Mahatma’ to Gandhiji
135 A Prof. Yash Pal Committee recommended the establishment of the National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER)
136 A

Physical Research Laboratory is located at Ahmedabad
138 A Troposphere – lowest layer of the atmosphere


A Pre-history of India can be dated back to 500000 B.C.
140 C The Allahabad pillar inscription was composed by Harisena
141 B

The median value for the data (45,40,60,90,80,65,55) is 60
142 C The experiment to measure de Broglie wavelength was first carried out by Davisson-Germer

143 D Nitrogen gas accounts for the maximum of the atmosphere
144 B 1 kB memory is 210 bytes
145 B An example of polycarpic plant is Mango

D State Bank of India is the largest public sector bank in India
147 D

The shore temple at Mamallapuram was built by Narasimhavarman II
148 C P.L. Gautham (Currently Shri M.F. Farooqui from 11thNov 2010 onwards) is the Chairman of National Biodiversity Authority

149 B The first ‘Special Economic Zone’ created in Tamil Nadu is in
150 D Regarding to India’s Foreign Policy (Promotion of world peace, Non-alignment, Panchsheel) all of these are correct

  Child Marriage was abolished by the Act in (Ans: 1929)

152 C

The Bacterial cell wall consists of Mucopeptide
153 B The system of biologicial classification used today was created by Carolus Linnaeus

154 B The disease diabetes mellitus is caused by the deficiency of Insulin
155 A Thermal power contributes maximum share in power generation

C 660


World Water Day is observed on March 22
158 B The Kaveri is called the Ganga of South India
159 B Richter scale, a logarithmic scale to measure

earthquake was devised by Charles Richter

160 D Influenza A (H1N1) earlier known as Swine flu was first detected in Mexico
161 A Grants-in-aid to the states by the Centre are provided with the objective of augmenting financial resources of the states


C Seats were reserved for woman in local bodies in
Tamil Nadu in the year 1994

D All of these
164 C

The longest solar eclipse of the 21st Century occurred in July 22, 2009
165 B

Qutbuddin Aibak was a slave of Muhammed of Ghur
166 C Khilafat movement, Non-cooperation movement, Civil disobedience movement, Quit India movement


B The deficiency of Molybdenum, a trace element present in the soil, causes Whiptail disease of Cauliflower
169 C

The most dominant contributor to GDP in recent years is services
170 D Tamil Nadu is a major producer of Sugar Cane

171 C Whisky and Brandy contain 40-50% ethyl alchohol
172 D Reservation was provided to women in Government services by M. Karunanidhi

B Which Mughal emperor was defeated by Sher Shah? Humayun
174 D

Delhi High Court allowed plea of gay rights activists and legalized gay sex in 2009
175 B Existance of a League of Tamil states is referred in the Hatigumpha inscription of Kharavela

176 A Article 25 to 28 gurantees right to freedom of religion to all persons in all its aspects
177 C Service sector is the major contributor(s) to Tamil Nadu state’s gross domestic product

D The first Mughal Emperor to show interest in painting was Babur
179 A

‘Dyarchy’ was introduced in 1919
180 B ‘Bhuvan’ the new web based mapping of earth was developed by ISRO

181 D What is the name of the famous Indian painter who went on self-exile? M.F Hussain
182 A Ammonotelism is common in fishes

184 A When there is increase in economic development the
share of tertiary (service) sector in National Income will increase
185 C

Dadabhai Naoroji was not the member of the first National Committee of 1949

186 D The lasing material in Ruby laser is Cr3+

187 B

Longitudinal half of the chromosome is called Chromatid

188 D The term ‘gene’ was proposed by Johannsen

190 A

Aqueous solution of which of the following is a good conductor of electricity? Ammonium acetate
191 C When the polarising angle for a dense flint glass is 60030’, then its refractive index is 1.627

192 B A bought a horse for Rs. 10,000 and sold it to B at 10% profit and B sold it to C at 10% loss. The amount paid by C is Rs. 9,900
193 D One byte consists of 8 bits

C Rapid Transit System in Tamil Nadu – Chennai
195 A

Endothecium and endothelium are structures associated with Anther and Integument
196 C Which one of the commercial crops is cultivated in large area in Tamil Nadu? – Sugarcane

197 D Aqua culture – Fish
Floriculture – Flower
Sericulture – Silk

Viticulture – Grapes

198 D Jammu and Kashmir state of Indian Union has its own constitution

199 B Toda are the tribes of the Udagamandalam
200 A Killiyur waterfall is located in Shervaroy hill

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