Sample Paper Of Examination For ASSISTANT SALESMAN (Kerala PSC)
1 The Capital of Mysore during Tipu Sultan's rule:
a) Bangalore b) Chitradurga
c) Manasagangothri d) Srirangapatanam
2 Which of the following is not a Fundamental right ?
a) Right of property b) Right to equality
c) Right against exploitation d) Right to freedom of speech
3 The administrative head of the State Government:
a) Chief Justice b) Chief Minister c) Law Minister d) Governor
4 Who was the Prime Minister of Britain when India got
a) Clement Atlee b) Winston Churchill
c) Harold Wilson d) Antony Eden
5 The Bhoodan Moovement was launched by:
a) Jawaharlal Nehru b) Indira Gandhi
c) Acharya Vinoba Bhave d) Lal Bahadur Sastri
6 India is a leading producer of
a) Iron b) Mica c) Gold D) Aluminium
7 The birthday of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan is celebrated as
a) MartyrÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day b) FarmerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day c) ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day d) TeacherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s
8 Which one of the following rivers was known as the 'River of
a) Damodar b) Kaveri c) Krishna d) Gomathi
9 The imaginary lines on maps joining the places having equal
temperatures are known as
a) Isobars b) Isotherms c) Isohyets d) Isobaths
10 The smallest planet of the solar system:
a) Saturn b) Jupiter c) Mercury d) Mars
11 The Indian who attended all the three Round Table Conferences
a) Mahatma Gandhi b) Jawaharlal Nehru c) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
d) Rajendra Prasad
12 What is the modern name of 'Formosa'?
a) Taiwan b) Kenya c) Malaysia d) Indonesia
13 Who discovered circulation of blood in the human body?
a) Joseph Lister b) William Harvey c) Ronald Ross d) Edward
14 The Scientist who found out the 'rare gases' is :
a) Louis Pasteur b) Markoni c) William Ramsey d) Edison
15 What is the chemical name for baking soda ?
a) Calcium phosphate b) Sodium Carbonate c) Sodium
bicarbonate d) Sodium Chloride
16 Where is bile produced ?
a) Liver b) Spleen c) Gall bladder d) Blood
17 The science of space travel is known as
a) Astronomy b) Astronautics c) Astrology d) Cosmology
18 An acid which does not contain oxygen
a) Sulphuric Acid b) Carbonic Acid
c) Nitric Acid d) Hydrochloric Acid
19 Which is the most chemically active element?
a) Fluorine b) Clorine c) Bromine d) Lodine
20 The most important part of plant is
a) Flower b) Leaf c) Fruit d) Root
21 Chakiar Kooth is one of the impressive dance from of
a) Tamil Nadu b) Andhra Pradesh c) Kerala d) Karnataka
22 Sabarimala is situated in the District?
a) Wyanad b) Pathanamthitta c) Idukki d) Kollam
23 The first Education Minister of Kerala:
a) C. Achutha Menon b) K. Kelappan
c) Joseph Mundassery d) P. K. Kunju
24 The birth place of Sree Narayana Guru:
a) Kollam b) Varkala c) Sivagiri d) Chempazhanthy
25 Thenmala is a destination for:
a) Eco tourism b) Pilgrimage
c) Trekking d) Ayurvedic Treatment
26 In 2005 the 'Ezhuthachan Award' was given to
a) M. T. Vasudevan Nair b) S. Guptan Nair
c) Thirunalloor Karunakaran d) T. Padmanabhan
27 The biggest backwater lake in Kerala
a) Chilka lake b) Ashtamudi lake
c) Sasthamkotta lake d) Vembanattu lake
28 When did the first common Wealth Games take place?
a) 1933 b) 1930 c) 1946 d) 1938
29 The author of 'Arthashastra'
a) Kautilya b) Kalidasa c) Bhavabhoothi d) Sankaracharya
30 The creator of the fictional school boy wizard named 'Harry
a) Arthur Conan Doyle b) R. L. Stevenson
c) J. K. Rowling d) Joseph Conrad
31 Who wrote the book 'The Wings of the Fire' ?
a) P. V. Narasimha Rao b) Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
c) Arundhathi Roy d) Salman Rushdie
32 Mother Theresa was a famous
a) artist b) economist c) Singer d) Social Worker
33 'The Last Supper' is a painting by
a) Raphael b) Titian c) Leonardo da vinci d) Michael Angelo
34 The Indian Cricketer to score a triple century in Test Cricket
a) Virender Sehwag b) Tendulkar c) Gavaskar d) Ravi Sastri
35 In which year did Dada Saheb Phalke produce the first feature
a) 1911 b) 1912 c) 1913 d) 1914
36 The theory of evolution was formulated by
a) Edison b) Charles Darwin c) Lamarck d) E. M. Joad
37 IndiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s First Atomic Reactor is installed at
a) Tarapur b) Kottah c) Trombay d) Kalpakkam
38 The plant which bears fruit only once in its life time:
a) Grapes b) Papaya c) Dates d) Banana
39 Prophet Mohammed belongs to:
a) Egypt b) Saudi Arabia c) Ethiopia d) Palestine
40 Who was the founder of Arya Samaj?
a) Swami Vivekananda b) Annie Basant c) Dayanand Saraswathy d) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
41 Which is the most important cause of soil erosion?
a) Heavy rainfall b) Destruction of Forests
c) Cultivation d) Flood
42 Which one of the following states produces maximum rubber?
(a) Karnataka (b) Andhra Pradesh (c) Kerala (d) Tamilnadu
43 The person who is known as the father of social reforms in India
(a) Gopala Krishna Gokhale (b) E. Vidyasagar
(c) William Bentic (d) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
44 What is Tsunami
(a) Huge sea waves caused by earth quake (b) A cyclone
(c) A fierce storm (d) Volcanic explosion
45 Which Indian city is called the silicon valley of India?
(a) Delhi (b) Bangalore (c) Chennai (d) Agra
46 Who among the following is a world famous agricultural scientist
(a) Dr. M.S. Swaminathan (b) C.V. Raman
(c) Dr .S. Chandrasekhar (d) J.C. Bose
47 Ramakrishna Mission was established by
(a) Dayananda Saraswathy (b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(c) Chattambi Swamigal (d) Swami Vivekananda
48 Which of the following is not a mammal
(a) Bat (b) Rat (c) Frog (d) Dolphin
49 Diabetes is caused due to the malfunctioning of:
(a) Heart (b) Pancreas (c) Lungs (d) Kidney
50 The rarest metal is:
(a) Mercury (b) Osmium (c) Rhodium (d) Tungsten
51 The chief minister with two of his ministers.......... here
(a) are (b) were (c) is (d) have been
52 The news ......... not make me sad
(a) do (b) does (c) has (d) have
53 You like vegetarian food, .............
(a) do you? (b) isn't it? (c) aren't you? (d) don't you?
54 I ................ the boy from the deep well
(a) escaped (b) saved (c) am escaped (d) am saved
55 He said to me that he .............. going abroad
(a) is (b) has been (c) had been (d) was
56 I have been waiting for him ........... five hours
(a) since (b) for (c) until (d) till
57 If you had invited him he ........ come
(a) would (b) will (c) would have (d) was
58 He treated me as if I ........... his slave
(a) was (b) am (c) have been (d) were
59 A group of boys .................. singing since morning
(a) has been (b) have been (c) are (d) are being
60 The passive voice form of My uncle helps me' is
(a) I am being helped by my uncle
(b) I have been helped by my uncle
(c) I am helped by my uncle
(d) My uncle has been helped by me
61 Unless ............. you will fail
(a) you do not work hard (b) you work hard
(c) you do not work hardly (d) you work hardly
62 When I reached everybody .............
(a) was left (b) left (c) had left (d) had been left
63 The correctly spelt word is ...........
(a) secratary (b) SECRETARY (c) SECRATERY (d) SECRETERY
64 MALADY means .............
(a) illness (b) calamity (c) music (d) misfortune
65 The word most closely associated with HOSPITALITY is
(a) hospital (b) doctor (c) nurse (d) host
66 I am going to .................... library
(a) a (b) the (c) an (d) school
67 We must abstain ...... creating environment pollution
(a) away (b) in (c) from (d) to
68 She ....... to India six years ago
(a) came (b) had come (c) has come (d) was come
69 I ......... my elders
(a) respect (b) am respecting
(c) have respect (d) am respected
70 It ......... heavily last night
(a) raining (b) has rained (c) had rained (d) rained
71 Find the missing number 32, 52, 74, 112, 135 ...............
(a) 16 (b) 15 (c) 17 (d) 14
72 Choose the odd one out 4, 16, 6, 24,8, 64
(a) 64 (b) 8 (c) 16 (d) 24
73 If 250 is increased to 300, what is the percentage increase?
(a) 16.67 (b) 20 (c) 23 (d) 17
74 A father is 25 years older than his son. 10 years ago father's
age was 6 times of his son's age. What is the present age of
(a) 10 (b) 40 (c) 30 (d) 15
75 If 2=1, 3=3, 4=12, 5=60 then 6=......
(a) 120 (b) 180 (c) 720 (d) 360
76 The ratio of 9 seconds to 10 hours is .............
(a) 1:40 (b) 1:4000 (c) 9:10 (d) 1:400
77 A person lost 10% when he sold goods at Rs.153. For how
much should he sell them to gain 20%?
(a) 204 (b) 250 (c) 240 (d) 210
78 What will be xy if 7862xy is to be divisible by 125?
(a) 25 (b) 00 (c) 75 (d) 50
79 If 12 + 8= 208, 11 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 6= 157 then 10 + 4 = ..........
(a) 116 (b) 106 (c) 196 (d) 124
80 If New Delhi=8, Aurangabad= 10, Thiruvananthapuram= ....
(a) 12 (b) 16 (c) 14 (d) 18
81 If 2 = 0010 and 5 = 0101 then 9 = .......
(a) 1000 (b) 1001 (c) 0111 (d) 0011
82 Choose the odd one out (a) Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Mass,
(a) Pluto (b) Mercury (c) Mass (d) Jupiter
83 If 4Ãƒâ€”4 = 8, 5Ãƒâ€”6 = 15, 7Ãƒâ€”8 = 28 then 9Ãƒâ€”10 = ....
(a) 90 (b) 45 (c) 19 (d) 56
84 Intense: Persistent :: Acute: ......
(a) tonic (b) resistant (c) acrid (d) chronic
85 Which is the missing pattern? -0000 +, 0-00+0, 00-+00, ........
(a) 00+-00 (b) 00+0-0 (c) 0+00-0 (d) +0000-
86 Barometer : Hygrometer
(a) Mercury : water (b) Pressure : Humidity
(c) Rain : Cloud (d) Cloudy : Sunny
87 If + indicates Ãƒâ€”, - indicates ÃƒÂ· and Ãƒâ€” indicates Ã¢â‚¬â€œ then
2 + 6 - 4 Ãƒâ€” 1 = .....
(a) 2 (b) 2.5 (c) 8 (d) 4
88 A train of 100 meters long is running at the speed of 36 km per
hour. In what time it passes a bridge of 80 meters long?
(a) 30 seconds (b) 36 seconds (c) 20 seconds (d) 18 seconds
89 If two-third of a bucket is filled in one minute then the time
taken to fill the bucket completely will be .......
(a) 90 seconds (b) 70 seconds (c) 60 seconds (d) 100 seconds
92 If 3 men or 6 boys can do a piece of work in 20 days then how
many days with 6 men and 8 boys take to do the same work?
(a) 5 (b) 8 (c) 10 (d) 6
93 Find the sum of first 100 natural numbers
(a) 5050 (b) 5005 (c) 9900 (d) 9050
96 How many balls of radius 4 cm can be made from a solid sphere
of lead of radius 8 cm?
(a) 4 (b) 8 (c) 16 (d) 2
97 The solution to x2 +6x+9 = 0 is ........
(a) x1 = + 3, x2 = -3 (b) x1 = 3, x2 = 3
(c) x1 = -3, x2 = -3 (d) No solution
98 What is the chance of getting a 2 or 4 in rolling a die?
(a) 2/3 (b) 1/6 (c) 1/3 (d) 1/2
99 At what rate of simple interest per annum an amount will be doubled in 10 years?
(a) 10% (b) 7.5% (c) 16% (d) 15%
100 The sum of a two-digit number is 8. The number obtained by interchanging two digits exceeds the given number by 18. Find
(a) 26 (b) 80 (c) 17 (d) 35