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TNPSC GROUP 2 PRELIMINARY EXAM PATTERN:
TNPSC Group 2 preliminary examination is conducted offline. Candidates have 3 hours to complete the preliminary exam. You have to answer objective MCQs of 200 questions worth 300 marks. There is no negative marking in TNPSC Group 2 preliminary exam. Understanding syllabus is important before you write the exam.
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- Question 1 of 100
1. Question1 points
Match the antonyms under column A with column B.
Column A Column B
a) Wisdom 1. Accepted
b) Generosity 2. Intolerance
c) Tolerance 3. Selfishness
d) Refused 4. Folly
A) 1 2 4 3 B) 4 3 2 1 C) 4 1 2 3 D) 3 2 1 4Correct
- Question 2 of 100
2. Question1 points
Match the correct suffix with root words
(a) Popular 1. let
(b) Sensible 2. ling
(c) Book 3. ity
(d) Duck 4. Ise
A) 4 3 1 2 B) 3 3 1 2 C) 4 3 2 1 D) 4 2 1 3Correct
- Question 3 of 100
3. Question1 points
Match the words with the correct suffix
(a) Astonish 1. –ful
(b) Potential 2. –ment
(c) Ferious 3. –ness
(d) Success 4. –ity
A) 2 4 1 3 B) 4 2 1 3 C) 2 4 3 1 D) 4 3 2 1Correct
- Question 4 of 100
4. Question1 points
Fill in the blanks with suitable article: Kishore is _____ fastest runner in our school. Last week he participated in _______ race. He got ____ first prize; _______ chief guest appreciated him.
A) a, the, a, a B) the, a, the, the C) a, an, the, a D) an, the, a, aCorrect
- Question 5 of 100
5. Question1 points
Complete the following sentence with suitable articles
On _________ day of __________ tea party, Apsara took her mother to Mrs.Rose’s room
A) the, the B) an, the C) a, an D) the, aCorrect
- Question 6 of 100
6. Question1 points
Choose the correct simple sentence from the following options
(A) choose the challenging and reachable goals
(B) choose the challenging but reached goals
(C) though the’ goals are challenging you can choose them
(D) though goals are reachable choose the challengeCorrect
- Question 7 of 100
7. Question1 points
Identify the compound sentence from the options below.
(A) Karthi is so intelligent to get a job
(B) Karthi is intelligent. He will get a job
(C) Karthi is intelligent and so he will get a job
(D) Being intelligent he will get the job.Correct
- Question 8 of 100
8. Question1 points
Identify the sentence which is in the superlative degree.
(A) This street is busier than any other street in the area
(B) Sheriff is as tall as his brother
(C) The street is the busiest one in the area
(D) Your pencil is sharper than mineCorrect
- Question 9 of 100
9. Question1 points
Identify the correct degree :
Dina’s pencil is…………(sharp) than Caroline.
(A) sharper (B) as sharp as (C) more sharp (D) sharpestCorrect
- Question 10 of 100
10. Question1 points
Identify the words which blend to form the word Interpol and choose the correct answer from the codes given below.
(A) Inter + police (B) Information + police
(C) International + police (D) Internal + policeCorrect
- Question 11 of 100
11. Question1 points
Whose message is this?
“Listen to the sounds of nature …….. Take goodcare of our fragile planet”.
(A) Abdul Kalam (B) Kalpana Chawla
(C) Saralabehn (D) Sunita WilliamsCorrect
- Question 12 of 100
12. Question1 points
This was the most unkindest cut of all.
Identify the speaker.
(A) Calphurnia (B) Brutus (C) Mark Antony (D) CassiusCorrect
- Question 13 of 100
13. Question1 points
“Et tu Brute”?
These are the famous words of………..
(A) Mark Antony (B) Decius Brutus (C) Cassius (D) Julius CaesarCorrect
- Question 14 of 100
14. Question1 points
In the battle of Sambre Caesar defeated
(A) The Nervi (B) The Romans (C) Brutus (D) CassiusCorrect
- Question 15 of 100
15. Question1 points
” …….there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in autumn bore rich fruit”.
The trees gave fruits in—— season.
(A) Summer (B) Winter (C) Spring (D) AutumnCorrect
- Question 16 of 100
16. Question1 points
Whose autobiography is this?
One Life is Not Enough
(A) K. Natwar Singh (B) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) MalalaCorrect
- Question 17 of 100
17. Question1 points
Henry Wordsworth was a great……… poet.
(A) American (B) Indian (C) Rusaian (D) BritishCorrect
- Question 18 of 100
18. Question1 points
Annie Louisa Walker is a well known ——poet
(A) Canadian – born (B) American – born
(C) British – born (D) Australian – bornCorrect
- Question 19 of 100
19. Question1 points
“I mean it’s the batsman and not the bat that matters”.
These optimistic words are from the character ——-.
(A) Ranji (B) Kumar (C) Koki (D) SurajCorrect
- Question 20 of 100
20. Question1 points
“Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit”
These words occur in the poem of
(A) Shakespeare (B) V.K. Gokak
(C) Kamala Das (D) Rabindranath TagoreCorrect
- Question 21 of 100
21. Question1 points
“I was not born for one corner, the whole world is my native land”.
Who said this?
(A) Portia (B) Kesavan Nair
(C) Kalpana Chawla (D) Mrs. HendorsonCorrect
- Question 22 of 100
22. Question1 points
William Wordsworth belongs to………………. century.
(A) 16th Century (B) 18th Century (C) 19th Century (D) 20th CenturyCorrect
- Question 23 of 100
23. Question1 points
The distance between Nilgiris and the Himalayas is
(A) 2400 Km (B) 1200 Km (C) 4200 Km (D) 3200 KmCorrect
- Question 24 of 100
24. Question1 points
The ozone gas that acts like a canopy, protecting you from the harmful ultra violet rays of the Sun is depleting.
Identify the option closest in meaning to the italic word :
(A) a preventive medicine (B) a damage-control system
(C) an overhanging shelter (D) a storehouse of gasesCorrect
- Question 25 of 100
25. Question1 points
‘If the Himalayan ice disappears, the future will be worse’. This statement is about ——
(A) communal disharmony
(B) advantages of science and technology
(C) an alarming global issue
(D) astrological science.Correct
- Question 26 of 100
26. Question1 points
Match the following phrases/idioms given under Column A with their meanings under Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
Column A Column B
(a) to cash in on 1. tell me what you are thinking about
(b) as good as gold 2. a very slim chance
(c) a chance in a million 3. to take advantage
(d) a penny for your thoughts 4. very well behaved
A) 3 4 2 1 B) 3 1 4 2 C) 4 1 2 3 D) 2 4 3 1Correct
- Question 27 of 100
27. Question1 points
Choose the correct synonym for the italics word from the options given.
I am deeply concerned about the way .
A) wounded B) interested C) worried D) affectedCorrect
- Question 28 of 100
28. Question1 points
Choose the correct antonym of the word italics:
He groaned is agony.
A) ecstasy B) Harmony C) Faith D) FreedomCorrect
- Question 29 of 100
29. Question1 points
Fill in the blanks with correct article.
Prem is ……. strongest boy in the class.
A) a B) an C) the D) someCorrect
- Question 30 of 100
30. Question1 points
Select correct ‘Tense’.
Gayatbri ————— (work) in this school since 2001.
A) is working B) works
C) has been working D) had been workingCorrect
- Question 31 of 100
31. Question1 points
Which sentence cannot be changed into passive voice?
A) Everyone praised him for his honesty
B) They named the baby Lucy in the Church
C) Hari is a doctor in America
D) Balu kicked the ball towards the wallCorrect
- Question 32 of 100
32. Question1 points
Read the passage and select the correct sentence from the options given :
” The stronger, the firmer and nobler it is, the better work you will do for the country”.
A) knowledge makes you do the better work
B) character makes you do the better work
C) a teacher makes you do the better work
D) the Government makes you do the better workCorrect
- Question 33 of 100
33. Question1 points
Find out the odd words
A) telling B) diving C) beauty D) swimmingCorrect
- Question 34 of 100
34. Question1 points
Identify the poetic line that differs in figure of speech, from the other lines.
A) In the world’s broad field of battle
B) Writhed like lightning and was gone
C) As humble plants by country hedgerows growing
D) In solitary confinement as complete as any gaolCorrect
- Question 35 of 100
35. Question1 points
Identify the figure of speech used in the following poetic line :
And all day the iron wheels are droning
A) Oxymoron B) Onomatopoeia C) Assonance D) MetaphorCorrect
- Question 36 of 100
36. Question1 points
In Julius Caesar, Antony says, ‘Friends, Romans, country men, lend me your ears’. What does this opening line signify?
A) Do not listen to me B) It is a rhetoric to lure the audience
C) It is an ice-breaker D) Speak back to meCorrect
- Question 37 of 100
37. Question1 points
In Julius Caesar; Antony says,
“The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred·with their bones;”
A) The evil that men do is forgotten after their death
B) The evil that men do is remembered after their death
C) The good that men do is balanced with the evil they do
D) The good that men do is remembered after their deathCorrect
- Question 38 of 100
38. Question1 points
“…….there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in autumn bore rich fruit”.
The trees gave fruits in—— season.
A) Summer B) Winter C) Spring D) AutumnCorrect
- Question 39 of 100
39. Question1 points
How long did the giant stay with his friend in Cornish Ogre?.
A) 20 years B) 15 years C) 10 years D) 7 yearsCorrect
- Question 40 of 100
40. Question1 points
Olivier Messiaen composed the
A) Sonnets of Sorrow B) Voice of America
C) Quartet for the End of Time D) Brahms RequiemCorrect
- Question 41 of 100
41. Question1 points
Figure out the word that is not closely associated with music
A) quartet B) repertoire (C) articulate D) sonataCorrect
- Question 42 of 100
42. Question1 points
The first organized activity that I saw in New York, on the very evening of September 11th 2001 was singing.
The author here is trying to stress the point that
A) Music is a part of “art and entertainment”
B) Music is amusement
C) Music is a past time
D) Music is one of the ways in which we express feelingsCorrect
- Question 43 of 100
43. Question1 points
Dale Carnegie in his ‘The Road to success’ insists on saying ‘no’ generally because
A) you can stay away from working hard
B) you can make others think high of yourself
C) it is incompatible with the necessary work you must do to reach you main goal
D) it is stressful to get involved in many activitiesCorrect
- Question 44 of 100
44. Question1 points
Choose the correct answer for the question from the given paragraph :
“Siluated in a remote corner of Kumaon bordering Tibet and “Nepal, Munsiyari was once a bustling entrepot of Trade … ”
Where is Milam Glacier?
A) Nepal B) Munsiyari C) Edge of Tibet D) KumaonCorrect
- Question 45 of 100
45. Question1 points
Among the following poems which one is written by Rudyard Kipling?
A) The cry of the children B) Migrant bird
C) Manliness D) Going for waterCorrect
- Question 46 of 100
46. Question1 points
Match the titles of the poems under Column A with their relevant poets under Column B and select the correct code
Column A Column B
(a) Migrant Bird 1. Stephen Vincent Benet
(b) Be The Best 2. Famida Y. Basheer
(c) The Flying Wonder 3. John Masefield
(d) Laugh and be Merry 4. Douglas Malloch
A) 2 4 3 1 B) 2 4 1 3 C) 2 1 3 4 D) 4 2 3 1Correct
- Question 47 of 100
47. Question1 points
In which play do the following lines occur?
“It is not so expressed but what of that?
‘T’ were good you do so much for charity”
A) Julius Caesar B) Hamlet
C) The Merchant of Venice D) MacbethCorrect
- Question 48 of 100
48. Question1 points
Choose the option containing the author of the following lines
“No Nightingale did ever chant
More welcome notes to weary bands”.
A) Hopkins in ‘Laugh and be Merry’
B) Khalil Gibran in ‘Earth’
C) Wordsworth in “The Solitary Reaper”
D) Kamala Das in “Punishment in the Kindergarten”Correct
- Question 49 of 100
49. Question1 points
“…… the journey matters as much as the goal. Listen to the sounds of nature….. Take good care our fragile planet”.
These are the words of
A) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam B) Rakesh Sharma
C) Kalpana Chawla D) Famida Y. BasheerCorrect
- Question 50 of 100
50. Question1 points
Which one of the following literary works is concerned with ‘Global Warming’?
A) Migrant Bird B) To the Land of Snow
C) The Sun Beam D) Gaia Tells Her TaleCorrect
- Question 51 of 100
51. Question1 points
Find the Correct Statements/Statements
1. The Lingaraja temple is located at Bhubaneswar
2. The Sun temple is located at Konark.
3. The Duwara Temple is located at Mout Abu
A) 1 and 2 only (B) 2 and 3 only (C) 3 and 1 only (D) All of theseCorrect
- Question 52 of 100
52. Question1 points
Dharmapala founded the famous university at _____________
(A) Nalanda (B) Taxila (C) Vikramasila (D) KanaujCorrect
- Question 53 of 100
53. Question1 points
Who was the most powerful king of Prathihara dynasty?
(A) Nagabhatta I (B) Nagabhatta II
(C) Mahendrapala (D) MihirabhojaCorrect
- Question 54 of 100
54. Question1 points
Virupaksha Temple is located at _____________
- Question 55 of 100
55. Question1 points
Find the INCORRECT Statements/Statements
1. Aihole has been called the “Cardle of Indian Temple Architecture”
2. The most distinguished yadhava ruler was Sighana
3. Ballala III was the last great ruler of Hoysala dynasty
4. Mahendravarman I is called Mamalla
(A) 1, 2 and 3 only (B) All the above (C) 2, 3 and 4 only (D) None of the aboveCorrect
- Question 56 of 100
56. Question1 points
Varipothagam book was written in the reign of _____________
(A) Vijayalaya (B) Aditya (C) Rajaraja (D) ParantakaCorrect
- Question 57 of 100
57. Question1 points
Which was wrongly matched?
(A) Thiruvasagam – Nammalvar
(B) Andal – Thiruppavi
(C) Kulottunga I – Sungam thavirtha Cholan
(D) Narasimhavarman I – VatapikondanCorrect
- Question 58 of 100
58. Question1 points
Who did destroy Vikramasila and Nalanda Universites in 1202-1203 AD?
(A) Muhammad-bin-Baktiya Khilji
(B) Muhammad of Ghori
(C) Qutb-ud-din Aibak
(D) Muhammad of GhaziniCorrect
- Question 59 of 100
59. Question1 points
The temperature is estimated at the centre of the earth to be as high as ____________
(A) 4000 0 C (B) 5000 0 C (C) 6000 0 C (D) 7000 0 CCorrect
- Question 60 of 100
60. Question1 points
Find the Wrong Statements
1. The average density of the earth crust is about 8.
2. The average density of the earth mantle is about 3.
3. The earth core is called as “Bary sphere”.
(A) 1 and 2 only (B) 2 and 3 only (C) 3 and 1 only (D) All the aboveCorrect
- Question 61 of 100
61. Question1 points
Find the Correct Statements
1. The mantle the earth is not stable.
2. Large scale verticle movements of the earth crust are called endogenic movements.
3. The point of origin of the earth quake is called focus.
(A) 1 and 2 only (B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 3 and 1 only (D) All of theseCorrect
- Question 62 of 100
62. Question1 points
Which one was wrongly matched?
(A) Bric Fielder – Thar desert
(B) Chinook – USA
(C) Sirocco – Sahara Desert
(D) Fohn – Northern ItallyCorrect
- Question 63 of 100
63. Question1 points
________ instrument is used to measure the atmospheric pressure
(A) Thermometer (B) Hygrometer (C) Barometer (D) HydrometerCorrect
- Question 64 of 100
64. Question1 points
Our National Flag was accepted on __________
(A) July 22 nd , 1947
(B) June 22 nd , 1946
(C) July 22 nd , 1945
(D) June 22 nd , 1947Correct
- Question 65 of 100
65. Question1 points
Which of the following is the guardian of our constitution?
(A) Loksabha (B) Rajya Sabha (C) Parliament (D) Supreme CourtCorrect
- Question 66 of 100
66. Question1 points
The song “Vande Mataram” was composed in ________ language by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.
(A) Hindi (B) Bengal (C) Urudu (D) SanskritCorrect
- Question 67 of 100
67. Question1 points
Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?
(A) Saltwater Crocodile (B) Olive Ridley turtle
(C) Gangetic Dolphin (D) GharialCorrect
- Question 68 of 100
68. Question1 points
Inflation is caused by increase in
(A) Money supply (B) Production
(C) Population (D) EmploymentCorrect
- Question 69 of 100
69. Question1 points
The price of a chair is increased from Rs.2,100 to Rs.2,520. Find the percentage of increase
(A) 15% (B) 20% (C) 10% (D) 25%Correct
- Question 70 of 100
70. Question1 points
If the length of a rectangle is decreased by 50% and the breadth is increased by 80%, then the % change in the area of rectangle is
(A) decreased by 10% (B) increased by 10%
(C) decreased by 20% (D) increased by 20%Correct
- Question 71 of 100
71. Question1 points
The population of a city in the year 2014 is, 1,80,000 and increases at a rate of 20% per year. Find the population of the city in the year 2016?
(A) 2,40,000 (B) 2,59,200 (C) 2,55,000 (D) 2,54,300Correct
- Question 72 of 100
72. Question1 points
The highest common factor and lowest common multiple of two numbers are 12 and 144 respectively. If one number is 36. Fine the other number.
(A) 49 (B) 50 (C) 36 (D) 48Correct
- Question 73 of 100
73. Question1 points
LCM of two numbers is 14 times their HCF. The sun of LCM and HCF is 600. If one number is 280 then the other number is
(A) 40 (B) 60 (C) 80 (D) 100Correct
- Question 74 of 100
74. Question1 points
Find the percentage increase in the area of a triangle if its each side is doubled
(A) 100% (B) 200% (C) 300% (D) 400%Correct
- Question 75 of 100
75. Question1 points
If the two numbers are in the ratio of 2:3 and the product of their highest common factor and least common multiple is 150, then find the sum of the numbers.
(A) 5 (B) 10 (C) 20 (D) 25Correct
- Question 76 of 100
76. Question1 points
The value of solar constant is
A) 4.5 calories / cm2 /minute B) 1.5 calories / cm2 /minute
C) 2.0 calories / cm2 /minute D) 1.0 calories / cm2 /minuteCorrect
- Question 77 of 100
77. Question1 points
Which of the following electoral systems have been adopted for various elections in India?
1. System of direct election on the basis of adult suffrage.
2. System of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote.
3. List system of proportional representation.
4. Cumulative system of indirect elections.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below
A) 1 and 2 B) 1 and 3 C)1, 2 and 3 D) 2, 3 and 4Correct
- Question 78 of 100
78. Question1 points
The Constitution of India recognizes
A) Religious and linguistic minorities
B) Religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities
C) Only religious minorities
D) Only Linguistic minoritiesCorrect
- Question 79 of 100
79. Question1 points
1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 14, 16 _______________ next to 16 is
A) 19 B) 17 C) 18 D)16Correct
- Question 80 of 100
80. Question1 points
Choose the correct option to complete the alphabet letter series
AB____ B, BC_____C, AB________, AB ________B
A) CCAAC B) CBABC C) CACAC D) BCCABCorrect
- Question 81 of 100
81. Question1 points
Sum to n terms of an Arthimetic progression is 2n2 + n then eight term is
A) 136 B) 36 C) 131 D) 31Correct
- Question 82 of 100
82. Question1 points
A school boy walks from his housr to school at the rate of 4 kmph. He reaches the school 20 minutes earlier than the schedule time. If he walks at the rate of 3 kmph, he reaches the school 20 minutes late. What is the distance of the school from his house?
A) 12 km B) 480 km C) 21 km D) 8 kmCorrect
- Question 83 of 100
83. Question1 points
The Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed internal emergency in
A) June 1975 B) July 1974
C) September 1975 D) October 1975Correct
- Question 84 of 100
84. Question1 points
Find the Incorrect Sangam age Tamil Poetess
1. Kakkai Paatiniyar
2. Ookur Masathiyar
3. Mudaththama Kanniyar
A) 1, 2, 3 only B) 2 only C) 3 only D) 4 onlyCorrect
- Question 85 of 100
85. Question1 points
A and B can complete a work individually in 12 days and 18 days. They started doing the work together but after 4 days. A had to leave and B alone completed the remaining work. The whole work was completed in
A) 30 days B) 20 days C) 12 days D) 8 daysCorrect
- Question 86 of 100
86. Question1 points
The Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state?
A) Sikkim B) Tripura C) Bihar D) Uttar PradeshCorrect
- Question 87 of 100
87. Question1 points
Which of the following Five Year Plan of India has stressed ‘Expansion, Excellence and Equality” in education?
A) 12th Plan B) 11th Plan C) 10th Plan D) 9th PlanCorrect
- Question 88 of 100
88. Question1 points
UPSC, chair person and members are appointed by
A) President B) Prime Minsiter
C) Vice President D) Supreme Court JudgeCorrect
- Question 89 of 100
89. Question1 points
Who has been honored with the 2018 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership?
A) Joaquim Chissano B) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
C) Hifikepunye Pohamba D) Pedro PiresCorrect
- Question 90 of 100
90. Question1 points
Which Indian city has been named in the list of 15 wealthiest cities globally, as per latest report by New World Wealth?
A) Delhi B) Hyderabad C) Mumbai D) ChennaiCorrect
- Question 91 of 100
91. Question1 points
K P Ramanunni has been conferred with the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam literature. He hails from which state?
A) Andhra Pradesh B) Kerala C) Tamil Nadu D) KarnatakaCorrect
- Question 92 of 100
92. Question1 points
Which country to host the 8th edition of Theatre Olympics 2018?
A) Russia B) Brazil C) India D) ChinaCorrect
- Question 93 of 100
93. Question1 points
Which Indian state hosted the 12th edition of International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR-2018)?
A) Chattisgarh B) Karnataka C) Odisha D) Andhra PradeshCorrect
- Question 94 of 100
94. Question1 points
Which union minister has inaugurated International Conference on Operations and Maintenance “Indian Power Stations 2018”?
A) R.K. Singh B) Vijay Sampla
C) Ajay Tamta D) Arjun Ram MeghwalCorrect
- Question 95 of 100
95. Question1 points
Which country to host the World Sustainable Development Summit – 2018?
A) South Africa B) Nepal C) Brazil D) IndiaCorrect
- Question 96 of 100
96. Question1 points
The India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018 was held in which city?
A) New Delhi B) Pune C) Bhopal D) JaipurCorrect
- Question 97 of 100
97. Question1 points
The Omkareshwar Dam is bulit on which river in Madhya Pradesh?
A) Son B) Narmada C) Chambal D) TaptiCorrect
- Question 98 of 100
98. Question1 points
Which city is hosting the India’s biggest international conference on pharmaceutical industry “India Pharma & India Medical Device 2018”?
A) New Delhi B) Pune C) Bengaluru D) JaipurCorrect
- Question 99 of 100
99. Question1 points
Which country to host 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit?
A) China B) India C) Kazakhstan D) TajikistanCorrect
- Question 100 of 100
100. Question1 points
The Bheemgarh dam is built on which river in Madhya Pradesh?
A) Barna River B) Sindh River C) Tawa river D) Wainganga riverCorrect