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Group 1 TNPSC Question Paper - 20th July 2014 - Prelims


Match the following mineral resources with their reserve places :

List I List II
a) Bauxite 1) Singhbhum
b) Copper 2) Panna
c) Diamond 3) Thiruchirappalli
d) Gypsum 4) Bilaspur

Answer : D. 4 1 2 3


Which inscription referred to "Piyadassi" as the second name for Asoka?

Answer : C. Maski


Consider the following about Vedic literatures :
I. The Brahmanas are the treatises relating to prayer and sacrificial ceremony.
II. The upanishads are philosophical texts dealing with topic like the soul, the absolute, the origin of the world and the mysteries of nature.
III. The Aranyakas are called country books.
IV. The author of Ramayana was Vedavyas and that of Mahabharata was Valmiki.
Choose the correct code :

Answer : C. I and II only


Match :

List I List II
a) Shutudri 1) Beas
b) Vipas 2) Ravi
c) Parushni 3) Sutlej
d) Asikni 4) Jhelum
e) Vitasta 5) Chenab
         Select from the codes given below :

Answer : A. 3 1 2 5 4


The imporatnt site of Harappa was excavated by

Answer : C. Dayaram Sahini


The 23rd Tirthankar of Jainism was

Answer : B. Parsvanath


Tamil Isai Sangam was established at Madras by

Answer : B. Sir Annamalai Chettiar


Which one of the following pair is correctly matched? Dynasty Name

Answer : B. Delhi sultanate - Qutb-udin Aibak


Match List I and List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list :

List I List II
a) Kudi Arasu 1) 1971
b) Revolt 2) 1934
c) Pagutharivu 3) 1928
d) Modern Rationalist 4) 1925

Answer : B. 4 3 2 1


Arrange the following Mauryan revenue officials in the ascending order with the help of the codes given below :
1. Pradesika
2. Sdhanika
3. Samharta
4. Rajuka

Answer : D. 2, 4, 1, 3