Exam Name: Section Officer (Audit)

Conducted By: Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Conducted On: November 30, 2008

Maximum Marks: 200

Time Allowed: 2 Hours

Negative Marking: Zero (No Negative Marking)

Type of Questions: Objective (Multiple Choice)

We have split the Paper I of the SSC Audit Exam into two different parts of 100 questions each. This Part covers Part B (English Language) Objective Questions.

You can find the SSC Section Officer Audit Paper I: Part A (English Language) here.


101. Devaluation of currency leads to

(A) expansion of export trade

(B) contraction of import trade

(C) expansion of import substitution

(D) All of the above

102. Open market operations of RBI refer to buying and selling of

(A) Commercial bills

(B) Foreign exchange

(C) Gold

(D) Government bonds

103. Which is not the objective of Public Procurement and . Distribution system followed by Indian Government?

(A) Maintain price stability through creation of buffer stocks

(B) Protect the interests of both consumers and poor farmers

(C) Control the production of food grains

(D) Reduce personal and regional inequality in the distribution

104. Where is the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade located?

(A) New Delhi

(B) Hyderabad

(C) Mumbai

(D) Ahmedabad

105. The Centre for Agricultural Marketing is located at

(A) Jaipur

(B) New Delhi

(C) Nagpur

(D) Hyderabad

106. Per capita income is obtained by dividing National Income by

(A) Total population of the country

(B) Total working population

(C) Area of the country

(D) Volume of capital used

107. The currency of Thailand is

(A) Bhat

(B) Rupiah

(C) Yuan

(D) Yen

108. World Bank helps countries with loans for the purpose of

(A) reconstruction and development

(B) stimulating private investment

(C) tackling foreign exchange crisis

(D) meeting deficits in government budget

109. In Indian agriculture, the period from July to October-November is called

(A) Rabi season

(B) Kharif season

(C) Pre-kharif season

(D) Slack season

110. Token privatisation or deficit privatisation of public sector units occur when the government sells

(A) 5% of shares

(B) 10% of shares

(C) 15% of shares

(D) 20% of shares

111. The Narasimham Committee (1991) on financial reforms proposed for establish ment of a

(A) Four tier hierarchy of the Banking structure

(B) Three tier hierarchy of the Banking structure

(C) Two tier hierarchy of the Banking structure

(D) Unified control by the apex institutions

112. The Planning Commission of India was constituted in the year

(A) 1942

(B) 1947

(C) 1950

(D) 1955

113. Who is the guardian of Fundamental Rights enumerated in Indian Constitution?

(A) Supreme Court

(B) Parliament

(C) Constitution

(D) President

114. The Sarkaria Commission was appointed to review the question of

(A) centre/state relations

(B) Legislative problems

(C) Union territories' problems

(D) Tribal areas

115. The Judges of the High Court hold office

(A) during the pleasure of the Chief Justice of India

(B) till they have attained 62 years of age

(C) till they have attained 65 years of age

(D) as long as they desire

116. The United Nations officially came into existence on

(A) January 1, 1942

(B) October 3, 1944

(C) October 24, 1945

(D) June 26, 1945

117. The English Crown is an example of

(A) Real executive

(B) Quasi-real executive

(C) Nominal executive

(D) Nominated executive

118. The annual report of the UPSC is submitted to

(A) The President

(B) The Supreme Court

(C) The Prime Minister

(D) The Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission

119. In ends and means relationship, Gandhiji believed

(A) Means become good if they serve the end

(B) Means and ends are watertight compartments

(C) Means determine the end

(D) End is everything, no matter what or how the means are

120. The 'Speaker's vote' in the Lok Sabha is called

(A) casting vote

(B) sound vote

(C) direct vote

(D) indirect vote

121. Which part of the Indian Constitution deals with 'Fundamental Rights'?

(A) Part I

(B) Part II

(C) Part III

(D) Part IV

122. Which is the Greek classic that Gandhi translated into Gujarati?

(A) Plato's Republic

(B) Dialogues of Plato

(C) Aristotle's Politics

(D) Aristotle's Nicomachicm Ethics

123. To be a regional party, the minimum percentage of votes, that a party needs to secure in any election is

(A) 2%

(B) 3%

(C) 4%

(D) 5%

124. How many Fundamental Duties are in the Indian Constitution?

(A) Eleven

(B) Nine

(C) Twenty

(D) Twelve

125. Indian Penal Code came into operation in

(A) 1858

(B) 1860

(C) 1859

(D) 1862

126. The First Viceroy & Governor-General of British India was

(A) Lord Dalhousie

(B) Sir John Lawrence

(C) Warren Hastings

(D) Lord Canning

127. The split between the 'Extremists' and 'Moderates' came up in the open at the Surat Congress Session in the year

(A) 1905

(B) 1906

(C) 1907

(D) 1910

128. Bhulabhai Desai's most memorable achieve ment was his defence of the Indian National Army (I.N.A) personnel at the Red Fort Trial towards the end of

(A) 1943

(B) 1944

(C) 1945

(D) 1946

129. St. Thomas is said to have come to India to propagate Christianity during the reign of the

(A) Cheras

(B) Parthians

(C) Pandyas

(D) Cholas

130. The First Viceroy of the Portuguese in the East was

(A) Albuquerque

(B) Joa de Castro

(C) Francisco de Almedia

(D) Nuno da Cunha

131. When was the All India Women's Con ference founded?

(A) 1924

(B) 1925

(C) 1926

(D) 1927

132. The Kuka movement started in mid- Nineteenth century in

(A) Western Punjab

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Bengal

(D) MadhyaBharat

133. Who is the author of the autobiography, The Indian Struggle?

(A) Annie Beasant

(B) Subhas Chandra Bose

(C) Chittaranjan Das

(D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

134. Mahatma Gandhi's remark, "A post-dated cheque on a crumbling bank" is regarding the proposals of

(A) Simon Commission

(B) Cripps Mission

(C) Cabinet Mission

(D) WavelPlan

135. Under whose leadership was the Congress Socialist Party founded in 1934?

(A) Jawahailal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi

(B) Acharya Narendra Dev and Jai Prakash Narayan

(C) Subhas Chandra Bose and P. C. Joshi

(D) Saifuddin Kitchlew and Rajendra Prasad

136. The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of

(A) Pucca bricks

(B) Stone

(C) Wood

(D) All of the above

137. Which one of the following pairs of places does the National Highway number 2 join?

(A) Delhi - Amritsar

(B) Delhi - Mumbai

(C) Delhi - Kolkata

(D) Delhi - Ahmedabad

138. Watermelons grow best in

(A) Alluvial soil

(B) Sandy soil

(C) Black soil

(D) Laterite soil

139. In which state is the Maikala range situated?

(A) Uttar Pradesh

(B) Rajasthan

(C) Bihar

(D) Chhatisgarh

140. The latitude passing through the northern most part of India is

(A) 35° N

(B) 36° N

(C) 37° N

(D) 39° N

141. River erosion is at its greatest where the river's

(A) depth is more

(B) breadth is more

(C) flow is fast

(D) gradient is more

142. Nallamala hills are located in the state of

(A) Orissa

(B) Meghalaya

(C) Andhra Pradesh

(D) Gujarat

143. Excluding the East European countries and Russia, the country with the largest area under forest, is


(B) Canada

(C) Australia

(D) Brazil

144. In which of the following is the Great Barrier Reef located?

(A) Coral Sea

(B) Solomon Sea

(C) Bismarck Sea

(D) Arafura Sea

145. Where is the Headquarter of Zoological Survey of India located?

(A) Mumbai

(B) Delhi

(C) Kolkata

(D) Chennai

146. The South West monsoon engulfs the entire India by

(A) 5th June

(B) 15th June

(C) 1st July

(D) 15th July

147. Where was the first iron and steel industry of India established?

(A) Bhadravati

(B) Bhilai

(C) Jamshedpur

(D) Burnpur

148. Which one of the following is incorrectly matched?

(A) Columbus - 1492

(B) Vasco de Gama - 1498

(C) Magellan - 1520

(D) Balboa - 1530

149. Which one of the following wavelengths of light is most effective in photosynthesis?

(A) Blue

(B) Green

(C) Orange

(D) Yellow

150. Human cloning is permitted in Britain for the purpose of

(A) Reproduction

(B) Research

(C) Therapeutics

(D) Genetics

151. Pick out the viral disease among the following

(A) Hepatitis

(B) Meningitis

(C) Arthritis

(D) Nephritis

152. Dolly, the World's First cloned animal was a

(A) sheep

(B) cow

(C) goat

(D) pig

153. The large amount of sugar present in human blood is

(A) sucrose

(B) glucose

(C) fructose

(D) lactose

154. Which one of the following is a viral disease in man?

(A) Mumps

(B) Plague

(C) Cholera

(D) Syphilis

155. The major constituent uf gobar gas, is

(A) Carbon dioxide

(B) Methane

(C) Butane

(D) Isobutane

156. The expansion for AIDS is

(A) Active Immuno Deficiency Syndrome

(B) Acquired Individual Disease Syndrome

(C) Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome

(D) Acquired Immuno Disease Syndrome

157. Bee keeping is known as

(A) Sericulture

(B) Apiculture

(C) Aquaculture

(D) Agriculture

158. HYV refers to

(A) Hybrid yielding variety

(B) Human yellow virus

(C) High yielding variety

(D) Human yellow vaccine

159. Pick the odd one out based on crop season

(A) Rice

(B) Wheat

(C) Maize

(D) Cotton

160. The residue left after extracting juice from sugarbeet and sugarcane is called

(A) molasses

(B) bagasse

(C) whey

(D) biomass

161. The isotope of Uranium used in atomic reactors is

(A) U235

(B) U236

(C) U237

(D) U232

162. In the process of magnetisation of a bar

(A) The entire bulk of the bar gets magnetised

(B) Only the surface of the bar gets magnetised

(C) Only the ends of the bar get magnetised

(D) Only some parts of the outer layers of the bar get magnetised

163. A falling drop of rainwater acquires the spherical shape due to

(A) Viscosity

(B) Surface Tension

(C) Atmospheric pressure

(D) Gravitational force

164. Which is the coldest among the following?

(A) Mars

(B) Earth

(C) Pluto

(D) Mercury

165. The weakest of all fundamental forces is

(A) Gravitational force

(B) Electrostatic force

(C) Magnetic force

(D) Nuclear force

166. Among the defects of eye, the shortsightedness is called

(A) coma

(B) hypermetropia

(C) myopia

(D) astigmatism

167. Which one of the following is not a radio active element?

(A) Uranium

(B) Thorium

(C) Radium

(D) Cadmium

168. Velocity of sound in air does not change with the change of

(A) Temperature of air

(B) Pressure of air

(C) Moisture content in air

(D) Wind in the direction of propagation of sound

169. The greenhouse effect is caused by the higher level of which gas in the atmosphere?

(A) Carbon monoxide

(B) Carbon dioxide

(C) Nitrous oxide

(D) Sulphur dioxide

170. Candle is a mixture of

(A) Paraffin wax and stearic acid

(B) Bees wax and stearic acid

(C) Higher fatty acids and stearic acid

(D) Bees wax and paraffin wax

171. Ethanol containing 5% water is known as

(A) rectified spirit

(B) denatured spirit

(C) methylated alcohol

(D) power alcohol

172. Brass is an alloy of copper and

(A) tin

(B) zinc

(C) iron

(D) nickel

173. Who discovered X-rays?

(A) Goldstein

(B) Thomson

(C) Rontgen

(D) Wien

174. The density of a gas is maximum at

(A) Low temperature, low pressure

(B) Low temperature, high pressure

(C) High temperature, low pressure

(D) High temperature, high pressure

175. The important ore of aluminium is

(A) bauxite

(B) cryolite

(C) fluorspar

(D) haematite

176. Aqua regia is a 1: 3 mixture, by volume, of

(A) Conc. nitric acid and Conc. hydrochloric acid

(B) Conc. hydrochloric acid and Conc. nitric acid

(C) Conc. nitric acid and Conc. sulphuric acid

(D) Conc. sulphuric acid and Conc. nitric acid

177. The maximum number of goals scored by India in the history of international hockey tournaments were in 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles when it beat USA by

(A) 26-0

(B) 24-1

(C) 22-0

(D) 20-0

178. When was the Jawahar Rozgar Yojna launched?

(A) 1985

(B) 1987

(C) 1989

(D) 1991

179. The cause for the Tsunami, as deduced by the seismologists, is

(A) gravitational pull of the moon

(B) low pressure trough in the ocean

(C) deformation of sea floor and vertical displacement of water

(D) sudden change in the monsoon wind

180. Eden Garden (Kolkata) is associated with

(A) Basket Ball

(B) Football

(C) Cricket

(D) Hockey

181. Which one of the following states of India records the highest sex-ratio?

(A) Kerala

(B) Karnataka

(C) Meghalaya

(D) Tamilnadu

182. Major fishing grounds are found in

(A) Northern Hemisphere

(B) Southern Hemisphere

(C) Eastern Hemisphere

(D) Western Hemisphere

183. When was the first National Forest Policy issued by the Government of India?

(A) 1952

(B) 1940

(C) 1942

(D) 1999

184. Which one of the following is not a HYV of wheat?

(A) Sonalika

(B) Ratna

(C) Kalyan Sona

(D) Girija

185. What is the maximum Water Vapour content in the atmosphere?

(A) 2 to 3 per cent

(B) 3 to 4 per cent

(C) 4 to 5 per cent

(D) 5 to 6 per cent

186. Who is the first Asian to become the Head of the prestigious Trinity College of Cambridge University?

(A) Amartya Sen

(B) Mahendra Chaudhury

(C) Nirod C. Chaudhury

(D) Ketaki Mushari Dyson

187. Who gave the concept of 'Total Revolution'?

(A) Jayaprakash Narayan

(B) Mahatma Gandhi

(C) Karl Marx

(D) Lenin

188. The first mid-term elections for Lok Sabha were held in

(A) 1962

(B) 1971

(C) 1977

(D) 1980

189. Who declared as his ultimate aim the wiping of every tear from every eye?

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru

(B) Gandhiji

(C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(D) Sardar Patel

190. Japan's Parliament is known as

(A) Diet

(B) Dail

(C) Yuan

(D) Shora

191. The convention that "once a speaker always. a speaker" is followed in

(A) UK


(C) France

(D) India

192. The Headquarters of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is at

(A) New York

(B) Paris

(C) Geneva

(D) Rome

193. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the former Indian President, received the prestigious Bharat Ratna award in the year

(A) 1992

(B) 1995

(C) 1997

(D) 1998

194. The Indian actor who played a prominent role in the Hollywood production: "The Ghost and The Darkness" is

(A) OmPuri

(B) Naseeruddin Shah

(C) Amitabh Bachchan , (D) Anil Kapoor

195. Reserve Bank of India was nationalised in

(A) 1947

(B) 1948

(C) 1949

(D) 1951

196. PSLV stands for

(A) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

(B) Polish Satellite Launch Vehicle

(C) Perfect Satellite Launching Verifier

(D) Preparatory Satellite Launching Vehicle

197. Indira Gandhi Cup is associated with

(A) Basketball

(B) Football

(C) Boxing

(D) Cricket

198. Who is the author of the novel 'DEVDAS'?

(A) Rabindranath Tagore

(B) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

(C) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

(D) Munshi Premchand

199. Nano technology deals with objects with dimensions in the range of

(A) 10-3 m

(B) 10-6 m

(C) 10-9 m

(D) 10-12 m

200. The moon is showing its same face to the earth because

(A) It is not rotating about its own axis

(B) Its rotation and revolution are opposite

(C) Its periods of rotation and revolution are the same

(D) Its rotation is faster than its revolution

Other Parts of the SSC Audit Exam november 2008:

SSC Section Officer Audit Paper I: Part A (English Language)

SSC Section Officer Audit Paper II (Arithmetic)

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