Engineering Services Exam 2011

1. In India, the river Brahmaputra flows throough

  1. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam
  2. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya
  3. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and West Bengal
  4. Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal

2. Which one of the following has been named the National Aquatic Animal of India?

  1. Gharial
  2. Ganges river dolphin
  3. Dugong
  4. Smooth-coated otter

3. Which one among the following is a major tobacco-growing State?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Kerala
  4. Madhya Pradesh

4. Which one of the following is a Biosphere Reserve

  1. Gulf of Khambhat
  2. Panna
  3. Panchmarhi
  4. Kinnaur

5. Kyoto Protocol is mainly concerned with which one of the following?

  1. Containing or preventing pandemic diseases
  2. Protection of endangered species of flora and fauna
  3. Reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases
  4. Observing biosafety norms by member countries of the United Nations

6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists

List I List II
A. Bakreshwar thermal Power Project 1. Jammu and Kashmir
B. Dulhasti Hydro Power Project 2. Rajasthan
C. Giral Thermal Power Project3. Uttar Pradesh
D. Parichha Thermal Power Project 4. West Bengal


  1. A - 3; B - 2; C - 1; D - 4
  2. A - 3; B - 1; C - 2; D - 4
  3. A - 4; B - 2; C - 1; D - 3
  4. A - 4; B - 1; C - 2; D - 3

7. Among the following, which one receives the highest amount of annual rainfall?

  1. Chennai
  2. Kolkata
  3. Shillong
  4. Visakhapatnam

8. As we go up towards higher altitudes, the temperature decreases. The normal lapse rate of roughly 1o C is observed for how many metres of ascent?

  1. Every 100 m
  2. Every 165 m
  3. Every 225 m
  4. Every 285 m

9. The BTC pipeline which takes oil from Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean crosses which of the following countries?

  1. Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey
  2. Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
  3. Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey
  4. Russia, Georgia and Turkey

10. Rosewood, mahogany and ebony are essentially obtained from

  1. montane subtropical forest
  2. tropical rain forest
  3. tropical moist deciduous forest
  4. tropical dry deciduous forest

11. Consider the following statements in relation to the rights of a child in India:

  1. It prohibits employment of children below the age of 16 years in factories.
  2. It provides for free and compulsory education for children until they complete the age of 14 years.
  3. It provides for the constitution of a national commission and State commissions for protection of child rights.

Which of the above rights is/are enshrined in the Constitution of India?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 3 only

12. Genetically modified varieties or hybrids of which of the following are now being widely cultivated in the world?

  1. Wheat, coconut and mango
  2. Maize, soybean and cotton
  3. Gram, brinjal and orange
  4. Olive, mustard and groundnut

13. Consider the following :

  1. Indian Board of Wildlife
  2. Finance Commission
  3. National Development Council
  4. Planning Commission

Which of the above is/are headed by the Prime Minister of India?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 4 only
  3. 4 only
  4. 1, 3 and 4 only

14. Which one of the following Union Ministries is responsible for ensuring safe food to the consumers by implementing the Prevention of Food Adulteration Programme?

  1. Ministry of Agriculture
  2. Ministry of Food Processing Industries
  3. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  4. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

15. On the packet of a packaged food product, what is symbol that indicates that the food is vegetarian?

  1. A green plus mark
  2. A green square in a circle
  3. A green leaf of a plant
  4. A green circular dot in square

16. Of the following types of chemical compounds, which one is key ingredient in the formation of photochemical smog?

  1. Carbon dioxides
  2. Halogenated hydrocarbons
  3. Nitrogen oxides
  4. Lead particles

17. What is the main purpose of setting up of Ozone Cell by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests?

  1. To assist Central Pollution Control Board
  2. To promote public awareness of ozone depletion
  3. To implement Montreal Protocol
  4. To serve as local unit of the office of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

18. Which one of the following recommends to the President of India as to the distribution and allocation of the net proceeds of taxes in the context of Centre-State fiscal relations?

  1. Planning Commission
  2. Union Ministry of Finance
  3. Union Finance Commission
  4. National Development Council