PDF - HPAS Fully Solved Prelim Papers 2010-2018

This PDF booklet contains 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 HPAS Fully Solved Prelims Paper along with explanation in English medium. Booklet contains more than 500 solved questions, explanation is provided by Shunya Foundation Team.


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  5. 2013 HPAS Prelim Solved Paper

  6. 2012 HPAS Prelim Solved Paper

  7. 2011 HPAS Prelim Solved Paper

  8. 2010 HPAS Prelim Solved Paper


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  1. Oil refinery at Bhatinda is being established by:

  2. Tata Iron and Steel Company at Jamshedpur was established in:

  3. The term Operation Flood is associated with :

  4. B.R. Ambedkar was born at :

  5. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms were introduced in India in the year :

  6. The first industrial policy was announced in:

  7. Shingo-La is the name of which pass?

  8. ‘Madho Rai ki Jaleb’ is the main attraction of which popular Himachali fair?

  9. What is the architectural style of the temple built on the edge of the Prashar Lake?

  10. In which district Central Government approved Rs. 80 lakh in 2011 for setting up of Snow Leopard centre?

  11. Who is the author of the book ‘Polyandry in the Himalayas’?

  12. The term 'Outwash plain' is associated with :

  13. The concept of Normal Cycle of Erosion was given by :

  14. The term 'Ria' stands for :

  15. Who became first female President of Singapore?

  16. Why Jagmeet Singh is in news?

  17. Who is appointed as New Chairman of ISRO?

  18. Renewable source of energy is :

  19. Photosynthesis occurs in :

  20. In which part of our body RBC formed?

  21. In which year 'Project Crocodile' was launched in India?

  22. 'Rataundhi' is due to deficiency of which Vitamin?

  23. 'Dohru' is a traditional woollen dress worn by the women of which district?

  24. The town of Rishra is known for the industry of:

  25. Koraput has rich deposits of :

  26. Who won the Women’s Single Wimbledon tournament in 2017?

  27. Name the sportsperson who has been honoured with 'Bharat Ratna'?

  28. 'Appiko Movement' was leaded by :

  29. Which of the following is a non-renewable energy source?

  30. Which famous football tournament was started in 1888 from Annadale?

  31. Which was the old capital of Kullu Rajas from where the twelve generations of Kullu Rajas ruled?

  32. The liquid used in a clinical thermometer is:

  33. Who was awarded Best Actress award in the 64^th National Film awards function?

  34. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

  35. How many sustainable developments are there in the U.N. Agenda 2030? Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  36. Which one of the following is the largest industry in India?

  37. Which one of the following states have the highest percentage of irrigated area?

  38. The term 'deflation' is associated with :

  39. Which one of the following has the largest number of active volcanoes?

  40. Which one of the following planets has the shortest day?

  41. Which of the following valleys lies between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal?

  42. Which of the following Himalayan zones occupies the maximum percentage of the total geographical area of Himachal Pradesh?

  43. Where does river Yamuna, after flowing through Uttrakhand, enter in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh?

  44. The movement started under the aegis of ‘Kisan Sabha’ in which Shri Lakshmi Singh and Vaid Surat Singh played a pivotal role was:

  45. ‘Democratisation of the Administration’ was the main aim of:

  46. When Himachal Pradesh got right to participate in the election for the first time under the new constitution?

  47. Which of the following Monasteries was built by a Western Tibet ruler ‘Ye-Sashoad’ around the year 996 A.D.?

  48. In 1804 A.D. Rulers of Bilaspur, Mandi, Chamba and other small rulers of Kangra area invited whom to invade Kangra?

  49. In 1848, who suppressed the rebellion of Wazir of Nurpur and then Pramod Chand and Rajas of Jaswan and Datarpur?

  50. What is the approximate capacity of ‘Shontong Karcham’ Hydro Electric Power Project?

  51. To improve the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education, the government of H.P. has adopted ‘Rashtriya Uchtar Shikha Abhiyan’ the centrally scheme in the year:

  52. The Mushroom Development Project in Palampur was launched in 1985 with the introduction of the technology of which country?

  53. What was the approximate decadal population growth rate of Himachal Pradesh in census 2011?

  54. What is India’s estimated GDP growth rate for 2018-19 in the Economic Survey?

  55. What was the Index of Industrial Production in December 2017?

  56. With what is 'Operation Green' related?

  57. Who is the first woman advocate whose name has been recommended by the collegium to become the Judge of Supreme Court of India?

  58. What is the bank account available to Dalits and Women under 'Stand-up India?

  59. Immunization of all children by 2020 is related to:

  60. According to the Global Nutrition Report 2017, how many females suffered from anaemia in India?

  61. What is the estimated social sector expenditure in budget 2018-19?

  62. How many poor families will be provided with how much medical insurance per family in 2018-19 under the Ayushmaan Bharat Yojana?

  63. How many hours per year are the people expected to contribute for cleanliness under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan?

  64. Match the items given in column I and II:

  65. In context of environment, the term “dirty dozen” refers to:

  66. Vast majority of biodiversity occur in :

  67. Freshwater present on earth is :

  68. Which industry labours are most prone to Cytosilicosis disease?

  69. Which of the following is not a fundamental unit?

  70. The image formed by a convex mirror is :

  71. The global warming has resulted in:

  72. Core of a transformer is made of:

  73. Which of the following is in the deficiency in a body during 'Dengue' fever?

  74. Who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2017?

  75. Why Hambantota Port has been in news in 2017?

  76. Who said that, “The Constituent Assembly was a one party body in The Assembly was the Congress and the Congress was India”?

  77. Adi Ambedkar Samaj movement is related to which state?

  78. When did Communist Party of India (Marxist) emerge a separate political party?

  79. Who described the critical and creative role of politics in India as 'the Indian model of development'?

  80. The National Forest Policy was launched in :

  81. The rate of decrease of temperature in the troposphere is :

  82. In which case did The Supreme Court give the doctrine of ‘Basic Structure’ of the constitution?

  83. Which states/union territories are involved in the Cauvery river dispute?

  84. Supreme Court’s judgment in Indira Sawhney Vs. Union of India case deals with:

  85. Which of the following is not associated with electoral reforms in India?

  86. Who described Indian Capitalism as 'Dharmshala Capitalism'?

  87. Who said, "Indian federalism is a new kind of federation to meet India’s peculiar need’s"?

  88. Which of the following leaders had worked for tribal upliftment?

  89. Which of the following leaders was never associated with the Indian National Congress?

2016 HPAS Solved Paper

  1. One of the better achievements of Kanha National Park is :

  2. In India, life expectancy is:

  3. United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of :

  4. AMRUT was launched on :

  5. Which of the following instruments is used for measuring the depth of the ocean?

  6. Where from is litmus dye extracted?

  7. Which of the following are the primary colors?

  8. Nail polish remover contains:

  9. Which of the following is the most promising biodiesel crop?

  10. Light year is a unit of :

  11. The most abundant rare gas in the atmosphere:

  12. From which place does the Spiti River originate?

  13. Nana Saheb, who fought against the English during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, was:

  14. Who presided over the first session of Indian National Congress in Bombay?

  15. Which Socio-Religious Movement of 19th-20th century adopted the practices of occult mysticism?

  16. Where the first session of Muslim League was held?

  17. Of the following, who shot dead Curzon Wyllie in London?

  18. Where was founded the Communist Party of India in 1920?

  19. Which event earned for Vallabhbhai Patel the title of “Sardar”?

  20. In which ocean ‘Mindanao Trench’ exists?

  21. Who is the author of the book “The Unstable Earth”?

  22. In order to prevent oxidation of potato chips during storage in sealed bags, chip manufacturers seal the packet in the presence of :

  23. Which of the following has a pH of above 10?

  24. Which of the following processes does not take place during photosynthesis?

  25. If someone is suffering form the problem of acidity after overeating, what is the remedy?

  26. Which one of the following is a correct sequencing of the features of the Preamble of India Constitution?

  27. Which schedule of the Constitution of India contains provisions for the disqualification of a legislator on grounds of defection?

  28. Who preside over the joint sitting of the Parliament?

  29. Under which provision can the Speaker allow any member of the House to speak in his/her mother language?

  30. Power of Judicial Review, provided in the constitution, is exercised on the basis of which principle?

  31. Which one of the following policies of Government of India is related to the availability of cooking gas to the BPL Households?

  32. HDI is measured with reference to:

  33. Which one of the following cities is called 'Silicon Valley of India'?

  34. Which country owns the Margarita Island which was the venue of 17th NAM Summit?

  35. Tehmina Janjua is the first woman in Pakistan’s history to hold the office of :

  36. Who among the following is the Chancellor of Nalanda University (2017)?

  37. To which country does the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, belong?

  38. In which field was Juan Manuel Santos awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize?

  39. Donald Trump is:

  40. Teacher’s Day is celebrated on:

  41. Which Raja of Chamba transferred the capital of his state from Bharmaur to Chamba?

  42. During the reign of which raja of Nurpur princely state the forts of Maukot, Nurpur and Taragarh were captured by the Mughals?

  43. Which raja of Bushahr princely state was conferred the title of Chhatarpati by the Mughal emperor Aurangzed?

  44. By what name did the Greek scholars call the Satluj River?

  45. What is the approximate capacity of Sawra-Kuddu Hydro-Electric Power Project?

  46. At which place in Shimla District of H.P. is Government Sheep Breeding Farm?

  47. At which place in Bilaspur District of H.P. a woman Industrial Training Institute (I.T.I) has been made functional during 2015-16?

  48. The global agreement that deals with the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal is called:

  49. The biological oxygen demand of water is reduced mainly by:

  50. The use of carbon tax has been very successful to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in :

  51. Dead zones in the world’s oceans and large lakes are characterized by:

  52. Who among the following were conferred Padma Vibhushan Awards in 2017?

  53. Which of the following represents the major loss to the human kind due to environmental degradation?

  54. India ratified the Stockholm Convention for protecting human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants in :

  55. The number of wetlands in India listed under Ramsar Convention is :

  56. In the Budget for 2017-18, the funds allocated for MGNREGA is:

  57. What was the unemployment rate during 2015-16 based on Usual Principal Status in India?

  58. Who conducts the periodical sample survey for estimating the poverty line in India?

  59. For the Budget proposals 2017-18; which of the following is not correct?

  60. Stalactites and Stalagmites are:

  61. Coral reefs are found between:

  62. Savanna region of Brazil is locally called as:

  63. In “Concentric Zone Model” of Burgess, the fifth ring is occupied by:

  64. Brahmaputra, after joining Tista river; is known as:

  65. Match is following and choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

  66. Which of the following States of India has the highest poverty ratio?

  67. The growth rate of Himachal Pradesh during 12th Plan (2012-17) has been estimated at:

  68. As per Census 2011, literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh for male and female respectively is:

  69. Match the following:

  70. Supreme Court’s judgement in Indira Sawhney Vs. Union of India is related to which issue?

  71. Provision for Grant-in-Aid under Article 243 H for the Panchayats has been made out of which source?

  72. Which of the following statements is correct in reference to the Finance Commission of India?

  73. Which one of the following is the correct statement with regard to the Emergency Provisions of Indian Constitution?

  74. Match List1 (Mines) and List2 (Minerals) using the codes given below:

  75. Who of the following, was not the Moderate leader of Indian National Congress?

  76. When was the Montague Declaration made about the introduction of responsible government in stages for India?

  77. Green Revolution made the country self-sufficient in food production but had some fallouts. Consider the following statements:

  78. Kol tribe is found in :

  79. Which of the following rivers have been termed as “living entities” by the High Court?

  80. The NOTA option was first used in the elections in :

  81. According to the UN Human Development Report (2016), the world’s top three countries in terms of human development are?

  82. Who among the following has been appointed Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (2017)?

  83. The district to which two Chief Ministers of Northern States (2017) belong, falls in the state of :

  84. The Supreme Court issued a contempt notice to the sitting High Court Judge of:

  85. The Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister(s) of the following states were not members of the State Legislative Assembly at the time of their appointments (2017):

  86. Which month of 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s arrival in Champaran?

  87. Who among the following were awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Award for 2015-16?

  88. Who among the following was conferred Jnanpith Award in 2016?

  89. According to legend which God (Devta) killed Banasur who was the ruler of Sarahan area of upper Shimla?

  90. Who was the first European to draw attention to the history of royal families of Jalandhar and Trigarta?

  91. Around which year did the Gurkhas capture the Sirmaur princely state?

  92. Which Himachali revolutionary edited Sudarshan Chakra magazine from Lahore during the pre-independence period?

  93. What is the number of women members in the present H.P. Vidhan Sabha?

  94. How much subsidy is given in H.P. to the women of eligible category for providing Gas connection under Mata Shabri Mahila Sashaktikaran Yojana?

  95. What is the architectural style of Hateshwari Temple at Hatkoti (in Jubbal Tehsil of Shimla District)?

  96. Which of the following subject matter is not found in the Kangra Kalam style Kangra paintings of eighteenth century?

  97. In which two Districts of H.P. will the H.P. Forest Ecosystem Climate Proofing Project be implemented?

  98. According to 2010-11 Agricultural census what is the percentage of small land holding in H.P.?

  99. Which cement company has been given a prospecting license to carry out a detailed study for proving the quantity of lime-stone deposits in Sugrathi-Thangar-Kura Khera-paulikhera-Kandal–dedera of Tehsil Chopal in Shimla District, H.P.?

  100. Who is the author of book Kullu and Lahaul?

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