Assam Secretariat Service 2013- Previous Question Paper Analysis & Solution
Assam Secretariat notified in 2017 for the recruitment of 174 posts of Junior Administrative Assistant in Assam Secretariat (Janata Bhawan).
We will analyse old question paper of Assam Secretariat Service 2013 paper I, which also had three parts( Engligh, GK and Quants), which will be definitely of great help in understanding the requirement and standard of the question paper of Phase I (Written Test) which is scheduled on 21.01.2018.
Part A: General English (30 Qs)
Q1-3: meaning of idiom/phrase
Q4-8 : choose the best substitute for the given words/sentences
Q9-15: find the error part of the sentence
Q16-20 : synonyms
Q21-25: fill in the blank with one of the four alternative
Q26-30: Proper sequencing of jumbled up sentence parts
Part B: General Knowledge (40 Qs)
Q31. Article which provide the Parliament the power to amend the Constitution
Ans. Article 368
Q32. One difference b/n Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy
Ans. FR are justiciable, while DPSP are not
Q33. ‘Zero Hour’ in Parliament used to mean
Ans. Period before Parliament session begins
(Zero Hour may be defined as the interregnum between the end of Question Hour and the beginning of the regular listed business in the House. In other words it is the time which begins at 12 o’clock after Question.)
Q34. Tides in oceans are caused by
Ans. Gravitational pull of moon and sun
Q35. Black Holes are celestial bodies which have a strong
Ans. Gravitational force
Q36. In Einstein Equation E=mc2 , c denote
Ans. Velocity of light
Q37. ‘Sustainable development’ is
Ans. Concept of meeting the needs of present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Q38. Intellectual Property Rights means
Ans. Rules that protect the owners of content through copyright patents, trade marks etc.
Q39. C.V. Raman was awarded Nobel Prize for physics in 1929 for
Ans. Invention of ‘Raman Effect’
Q40. Diff. b/n Indian standard time and Greenwich Mean Time is
Ans. 5 ½ hours
Q41. World Environment Day is observed on
Ans. 5 June
Q42. Causes of earthquakes is mainly
Ans. Tectonic forces
Q43. The rise of sun in the east and setting in the west is due to
Ans. Rotation of earth about it’s axis
Q44. Right to Information Act comes into force on
Ans. 12 October 2005
Q45. UNO was established in
Q46. ‘Yandaboo Treaty’ b/n the Burmese and the British was signed on
Ans. 24 February 1826
Q47. The first Viceroy of India after power was transferred from East India Company to the Crown was
Ans. Lord Canning
Q48. Assamese novel ‘Mayabritta’ has been authored by
Ans. Rita Choudhury
Q49. Who directed the film ‘Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara’?
Ans. Jahnu Barua
Q50. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was conferred upon Dada Saheb Phalke award in the year
Q51. Prasar Bharati came into existence with AIR and Doordarshan as its constituents in the year
Q52. As per the 2011 census, India’s total population is
Ans. 1207 million
Q53. What is 49th parallel?
Ans. Border line b/n USA and Canada
Q54. Pituitary gland is located at the base of
Q55. 1 GB is
Ans. 1024 MB
Q56. ‘Junk Mail’ refers to
Ans. unwanted or unsolicited advertising or promotional mail
(From given options – (c) Unidentified mail)
Q57. Which of the following is not an India author writing in English
Ans. Sunil Gangopadhyaya
( Other options were Arup Kr Dutta, Sanjoy Hazrika and Amitabh Ghosh)
Q58. Who is the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India
Ans. Montek Singh Ahluwalia
(Now NITI Aayog has replaced the erstwhile Planning Commission)
Q59. When did India initiated the process of economic reform in a comprehensive way?
Q60. What is Agmark?
Ans. Test of purity in agricultural products like veg oil etc.
Q61. BPO means
Ans. Business Process Outsourcing
Q62. Who was the President of first session of Assam Sahitya Sabha held at Sivasagar in 1917
Ans. Padmanath Gohain Baruah
( Sarat Chandra Goswami was the first secretary of the Sabha )
Q63. The Book ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ is authored by
Ans. Nelson Mandela
Q64. Buddhist literature was written in
( Though many literature are written in Sanskrit and Prakrit also)
Q65. NCERT stand for
Ans. National Council of Educational Research and Training
Q66. ISBN stand for
Ans. International Standard Book Number
Q67. Who is India’s first ever Individual Olympic gold medalist?
Ans. Abhinav Bindra
Q68. Where will the 17th Asian games be held in 2014?
Ans. Incheon in South Korea
Q69. The captain of the Indian Football Team in 1948 London Olympics was from Assam. Who was he?
Ans. Talimeran Ao
( He was from Changki, Hills District of erstwhile Assam. He was India’s First Football Captain)
Q70. How many players are there in a Basketball team?
OBSERVATION – Most questions came from topics Polity & Constitution (4), Geography (4), Science & Tech (7), Environment (2), Business & Economy (2), History (4), Assam Art & Literature (4), India Art & Literature (1), Current Affairs (3). So mainly focus on these topics.
Part C: Quantitative Aptitude (30 Qs)
Q71. Sets and Union
Q73. Ratio of area of squares
Q74. Number: Find rational number
Q75. Characteristics of geometric figures
Q76. Simple division and share
Q77. Property of Inequality symbol
Q78. Root: Write cube root(8) = 2 in logarithmic form
Q79. Simple Interest
Q80. Profit, Loss and Discount
Q81. Trigonometry: if Cos A=4/5, then value of Tan A is ?
Q82. Trigonometry: Height and distance – Pole height, Shadow length and angle of elevation
Q83. Number: Find the two no. whose product is 143 and sum is 24?
Q84. Simple division and share
Q85. Geometry: Volume conversion from cylinder to cone
Q86. Geometry: Area of a sphere with radius of 4 cm?
Q87. Number property
Q88. Arithmetic mean
Q89. Calculation (smart)
Q90. Divisibility test of 3
Q91. Geometry: right angled triangle – Hypotenuse-height-base relation
Q92. Number: two consecutive odd +ve integers, sum of whose square is 290?
Q93. Relation b/n Speed in upstream and downstream and stream speed
Q94. Geometry: IF rectangle with perimeter 80m and area of 375 m2. Find length and breadth?
Q95. Quadratic equation
Q96. Arithmetic mean of set 1,2,3,4,5,….,n is
Q97. Geometry: if each interior angle of regular polygon is 150 degree, then it is a ?
Q98. Permutation and Combination: how many way can the letters of word ‘PRIDE’ be arranged?
Q99. Work and man days
Q100. A car travels 50 mtr in 5 seconds. The speed in km/hr is?
OBSERVATION – Most questions came from topics Geometry (8), Ratio & proportion (3), Numbers (4), Average &Mean (2), Time & Speed(2), Equation (2), Trigonometry(2), Interest, Profit & Loss, work & man days, Permutation & Combination, Sq root & cube root, Sets & Union and Divisibility. So mainly focus on these topics.
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