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Solved Question Paper Kerala PSC HSST (Part - I)

Solved Paper Higher Secondary School Teacher Political Science (14 Dec 2015)

1. The founder of Sidhasraman at Alathur in Palghat District was

(a) Brahmananda Sivayogi
(b) Vaikunta Swami
(c) Chattampi Swamikal
(d) Vagbhadananda


2. Name the leader who came into limelight during the Electricity Agitation of 1936

(a) A.K. Gopalan
(b) K. Kelappan
(c) E. Ikkanda Warrier
(d) C. Kesavan


3. Who is known as 'Haryana Hurricane'?

(a) Dileep Vengsarkar
(b) Kapil Dev
(c) Anil Kumble
(d) javagal Sreenath


4. Rakhi Gadi, the latest Indus Valley site discovered is located in

(a) Haryana
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Punjab


5. Which/who of the following is the custodian of the Constitution of India?

(a) Prime Minister
(b) President
(c) Rajya Sabha
(d) Supreme Court


6. International Day for the elimination of violence against women is observed on

(a) December 5
(b) November 20
(c) November 25
(d) October 31


7. Fundamental Duties were incorporated in the Indian Constitution in

(a) 1978
(b) 1976
(c) 1973
(d) 1975


8. Jawahar Rozgar Yojana was introduced in

(a) Fifth Five Year Plan
(b) Sixth Fiver Year Plan
(c) Seventh Five Year Plan
(d) Eighth Five Year Plan


9. 'Romancing with Life' was written by

(a) Dev Anand
(b) Sashi Kapoor
(c) Dileep Kumar
(d) Dharmendra


10. PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas) project was inaugurated in which state?

(a) Odissa
(b) Tripura
(c) Kerala
(d) Manipur


11. Which country will be the SAARC cultural capital for the year 2015-2016?

(a) India
(b) Pakistan
(c) Afghanistan
(d) Sri Lanka


12. The Nair Service Society (NSS) was founded on

(a) 1914
(b) 1910
(c) 1941
(d) 1915


13. The first travelogue in Malayalam, Varthamanapustakam, (Book of News) was written by

(a) Arnos Patiri
(b) Paulinose Patiri
(c) Father Hanxleden
(d) Paremmakkal Thoma Kathanar


14. Mahakavi Kumaran Asan's famous poem, Veenapoovu, was first published in

(a) Malayala Manorama
(b) Mitavadi
(c) Kesari
(d) Swadeshabhimani


15. Name the welfare programme implemented for providing electrification of houses of SC/ST is

(a) NRDP
(b) IAY
(c) RLEGP
(d) Kudeer Jyothi


16. Which scheme envisions a bank account for each person in the country?

(a) Prime Minister's Empowerment Scheme
(b) Prime Minister's Bal Vardhan Scheme
(c) None of these
(d) Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Scheme


17. During which Five year Plan emergency ws clamped in India and new election took place?

(a) Fourth
(b) Third
(c) Fifth
(d) Sixth


18. The Phrase 'Equality Before Law' used in Article 14 of Indian Constitution has been borrowed from

(a) Britain
(b) USA
(c) Germany
(d) Sixth


19. The ideal of 'Welfare State' in the Indian Constitution is enshrined in

(a) Preamble
(b) Fundamental Rights
(c) Fundamental Duties
(d) Directive Principles of State Policy


20. The responsibility of Jawahar Rozgar Yojana is vested with

(a) District Collector
(b) Panchayat Raj Institutions
(c) State Government
(d) Central Government


21. The most important task in teaching is

(a) Giving assignments and evaluating it
(b) Providing experiences for the learner towards holistic development
(c) Maintaining discipline in children
(d) Giving sufficient drill


22. Remedial Teaching is a process of instruction given after

(a) Summative Evaluation
(b) Standardized Testing
(c) Formative Evaluation
(d) Diagnostic Testing


23. The state within a person or animal that drive behavior towards some common goal is

(a) Motivation
(b) Self Actualization
(c) Adjustment
(d) Attitude


24. Which among the following is a learner related factor?

(a) Difficulty of the task
(b) length of the task
(c) Maturation
(d) Distribution of Practice


25. Which of the following can be taken as a reflection of meaningful learning?

(a) High score in the examination
(b) High degree of retention
(c) Ability to recal
(d) Ability to transfer knowledge in different situations


26. The sampling technique generally used when the population is finite

(a) Purposive sampling
(b) Quota sampling
(c) Systematic sampling
(d) Simple random sampling


27. The purpose of review of related literature is to

(a) Use the literature to identify present knowledge and what is known
(b) Help in defining the problem and operational definition
(c) Identify strength and weakness of previous studies
(d) All of the above


28. A variable that can change due to the action of another variable is known as

(a) Dependent variable
(b) Extraneous variable
(c) Independent variable
(d) Confounding variable


29. The method of collecting data through observation and experimentation, formulation and testing of hypothesis is called

(a) Empirical method
(b) Observation method
(c) Scientific method
(d) Case study


30. First step in research is

(a) Identification of problem
(b) Survey of related literature
(c) Finding methodology
(d) Finding the solutions


31. Which of the following is rejected by Hobbes as the founder of the state?

(a) The view that might is right
(b) Individualism
(c) Concept of authorization
(d) Rational self-preservation as the ground for social contract


32. Who said 'Where there is no law there is no freedom'?

(a) T.H. Green
(b) Hobbes
(c) Locke
(d) Rousseau


33. Rousseau won the prize in an essay contest sponsored by the Academy of Dijon in 1749 on the subject

(a) 'Has the progress of the sciences and the Arts contributed to corrupt or purify morals?'
(b) 'Has the progress of the sciences contributed to corrupt morals?'
(c) 'Has the development of the sciences contributed to corrupt or purify morals?'
(d) None of the above


34. Which one of the following theories held that the State is a product and manifestation of the irreconcilability of class antagonisms?

(a) Divine origin Theory
(b) Anarchist Theory
(c) Marxist-Leninist Theory
(d) Guild-Socialist Theory


35. 'Each to count for one and no one for more than one' was the principle propounded by

(a) Lord Bryce
(b) John S. Mill
(c) Grotius
(d) Jeremy Bentham


36. Who is the author of 'on Liberty'?

(a) Jeremy Bentham
(b) J.S. Mill
(c) Hobhouse
(d) Lindsay


37. Hegel believes that

(a) The real is the rational and the rational is real
(b) Social relations are rooted in the history
(c) It is human consciousness that determines the social life of man
(d) State protects the economic interests of the most powerful


38. The concept of 'Veil of ignorance' is related to

(a) John Rawls
(b) Karl Popper
(c) Rober Nozick
(d) Althusser


39. Which great political leader said that the process of capitalist expansion would always be unequal or uneven between countries, industries and firms?

(a) Joseph Stalin
(b) V.I. Lenin
(c) Antonio Gramsci
(d) Mao Tse Tung


40. According to Antonio Gramsci. Civil society is primarily geared in the generation of

(a) Dissent
(b) Coercion
(c) Exploitation
(d) Consent


41. In India all revenue and capital grants are distributed by

(a) National Development Council
(b) Finance Commission
(c) Planning Commission
(d) Cabinet Committee of the Plan


42. The Constitution provides for a federation, in which each level of government has a parliamentary form of democracy based on the

(a) American Model
(b) Westminster Model
(c) German Model
(d) Canadian Model


43. Vigilance department works under which ministry?

(a) Human Resources and Development Ministry
(b) Defense Ministry
(c) Home Ministry
(d) Prime Ministers Secretariat


44. Which one of the following statements relating to the power of Judicial Review in India is correct?

(a) Supreme Court can be directly approached for judicial review of legislative decisions
(b) Supreme Court can take up matters for judicial review on its own
(c) Supreme Court can ask lower courts to submit a case for its judicial review
(d) Supreme Court can review its own judgments in the light of new developments


45. Decisions on the defections about disqualification of members of the Lok Sabha are made by the

(a) Speaker
(b) Secretary to the Parliament
(c) President in accordance with the opinion of the Election Commission
(d) Prime Minister


46. 'Right to Education' has been placed in the Indian Constitution under _____

(a) 81st Amendment Act
(b) 86th Amendment Act
(c) 85th Amendment Act
(d) 65th Amendment Act


47. The main factor responsible for growth of Communalism in India is:

(a) presence of many religion
(b) past record of Communal Conflicts
(c) discriminatory nature of the Constitution
(d) group based Political Mobilization


48. Amendment in provisions relating to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes can be made by

(a) By two-thirds majority of the States
(b) Simple Majority of the Parliament
(c) The States alone
(d) Two-thrids majority of the Parliament


49. The Muslim league decided to boycott Constituent Assembly because

(a) They were maltreated by the non-Muslim members
(b) They were not given adequate representation
(c) They wanted a separate Constituent Assembly
(d) They wanted a Muslim to be elected as the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly


50. The framers of the Constitution borrowed the idea of Fundamental Rights from the Constitution of

(a) Britain
(b) USSR
(c) Canada
(d) USA



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