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Group 1 TNPSC Question Paper - 16th February 2013 - Prelims


The earth crust is separated from the Mantle by a layer of discontinuity called as

Answer : A. Moho


Which of the statement(s) is/are correct?
I. Siddhartha was the actual name of Buddha
II. Buddha's wife was Mahamaya.
III. Buddha belonged to Gautama Gotra
IV. Yasodha was the Mother of Buddha.

Answer : C. I, III


Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A) : The worship of the three emanations of Sankarashana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha flourished from the Gupta period.
Reason (R) : The concept of Vishnu's incarnations became popular and dominated Vaishnavism during the Gupta ago.
Choose your correct answer from the codes given below.

Answer : D. (A) is false but (R) is true


Which of the statements about 'Babur' are True?
I. He was the fourth descendant of Timur from the side of his father, and fifteenth descendent of Changizkhan through his mother.
II. He was the fifth descendant of Timur from the side of his father and fourteenth descendent of Changizkhan through his mother.
III. He was the fifteenth descendant of Timur from the side of his father and fourth descendent of Changizkhan through his mother.
IV. His family belonged to the Chaghatai section of the Turkish race.

Answer : B. II and IV are correct


Match List I with List II correctly and select your answer using the codes given below:

List I List II
a) EVR Periyar 1) New Lamps for old
b) Aurobindo Ghosh 2) An Echo from Andamans
c) Dayananda Saraswathi 3) Family Planning
d) V.D.Savarkar 4) Satyartha Prakash

Answer : C. 3 1 4 2


Point out the correct statement in the following:

Answer : B. Lion is the symbol of Mahavira


In which part of the world Mixed Farming is practised?

Answer : B. Highly developed Regions of the world


Which is wrongly matched?
I. Limestone - Cement industry
II. Coke - Iron and steek industry
III. Cotton - Textile industry
IV. Manganese - Paper industry

Answer : C. IV


The diagram which is drawn to show the calculated wind speed and direction

Answer : C. Wind Rose


Arrange the following sequential steps of autotrophic succession in the correct order.
I. Aggregation
II. Ecesis
III. Mudation
IV. Invasion
V. Migration

Answer : D. III, IV, V, II, I