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11-04-2018 RESEARCH ASSISTANT,STATE PLANNING BOARD

RESEARCH ASSISTANT,STATE PLANNING BOARD
EXAM DATE:11.04.2018
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1.Das capital was published which of the following languages?
A.English
B.Russian
C.German
D.French
2.Who is the first woman writer to win the Jnanpith Award?
A.Kamala Surayya
B.Ashapoorna Devi
C.Arundhathi Roy
D.Mahaswetha Devi

3.A Kerala dance form which is also known as KALIYATTAM
A.Koodiyattam
B.Kathakali
C.Theyyam
D.Ottam Thullal

4.GUMAR is a dance of
A.Assam
B.Rajasthan
C.Maharashtra
D.Odhisha

5.The country which is known as the land of White Elephants
A.Myanmar
B.Thailand
C.Nepal
D.Laos

6.Which is the election symbol of the Republican Party of U.S.A?
A.Lion
B.Eagle
C.Tiger
D.Elephant

7.The first postage  stamp was introduced by
A.U.S.A
B.England
C.France
D.Canada

8.The freedom fighter who is known as the Indian Bismark
A.Gopalkrishna Gokhale
B.B.G.Tilak
C.M.A.Ansari
D.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

9.National Panchayat is the Parliament of
A.Bhutan
B.Pakistan
C.Sri Lanka
D.Nepal

10.The newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner of India is
A.Ranjith Sinha
B.Rajeev Kumar
C.Achal Kumar Joti
D.Deepak Misra



11.Who is the last Diwan of Travancore?
A.C.P.Ramaswami Ayyar
B.P.G.N.Unnithan
C.P.Madhavarayar
D.K.A.Sankara Menon

12.KARGIL VIJAY DIVAS is celebrated on
A.14th May
B.26th July
C.21st September
D.28th November

13.The President of India who is elected with the lowest victory margin
A.N.Sanjeeva Reddy
B.R.Venkataraman
C.V.V.Giri
D.K.R.Naryanan

14.Swami Vivekananda Airport is located in
A.Calcutta
B.Bhuvaneswar
C.Bhopal
D.Raipur

15.Which among the following States,Constituted a Committee to expedite the possibilities of having its own State flag?
A.Telangana
B.Karnataka
C.Bihar
D.Punjab







16.Wagon Tragedy memorial is at
A.Kottackal
B.Thanur
C.Beypore
D.Tirur

17.The first Malayalee to become the Deputy Chairman of Rajyasabha
A.M.A.Baby
B.M.M.Jacob
C.P.J.Kurian
D.Vayalar Ravi

18.Central Leather Research institute is located in
A.Bengalooru
B.Hyderabad
C.Chennai
D.Nagpur

19.The Nation “is a newspaper published by
A.Balagangadhar Tilak
B.Bhagat Singh
C.Gopalkrishna Gokhale
D.M.A.Jinnah

20.Who among the following is a leader of Paliyam Sathyagraha?
A.A.G.Velayudhan
B.K.P.Vallon
C.Kesavan Shastri
D.Pandit Karuppan

21.What is  India’s fiscal deficit during the financial year 2016-17?
A.3.4
B.3.2
C.3.5
D.3.8

22.What is currency appreciation?
A.Official reduction in the value of currency
B.Fall the value of currency due to interaction of demand and supply
C.Official increase in the value of currency
D.Rise the value of currency due to interaction of demand and supply

23.Rival but non-excludable goods are called
A.Common resources
B.Merit goods
C.Pure public goods
D.Private goods

24.Who is the Chairman of 5th State Finance Commission?
A.M.A.Oommen
B.B.A.Prakash
C.Prabhat Patnaik
D.C.P.John

25.Imposing different amounts of tax on people with different ability to pay is known as
A.Vertical imbalance
B.Vertical equity
C.Horizontal equity
D.Horizontal imbalance

26.Who is the current Chairman of NITI Aayog?
A.Aravind Panagaria
B.Aravind Subramannian
C.Rajiv Kumar
D.Narendra Modi

27.Which committee adopted Cost of Living as the basis for identifying poverty?
A.Suresh Tendulkar Committee
B.Y.K.Alag Committee
C.Lakdawala Committee
D.National Planning Committee

28.Which religious group in India has the highest rate of  unemployment according to the 68th round of NSSO?
A.Muslims
B.Sikhs
C.Hindus
D.Christians

29.SGRY launched in
A.April 1999
B.September 1999
C.September 2001
D.April 2001

30.Who is the regulator of Capital Market in India?
A.RBI
B.Stock Exchanges
C.Ministry of Finance
D.SEBI

31.Derivative Markets are part of
A.Forward Market
B.Spot Market
C.Primary Market
D.None of these

32.What is the Marginal Standing Facility(MSF)rate of RBI fixed in August 2017?
A.6.75%
B.6.25%
C.6.5%
D.6%

33.Which of the following commodity outside the ambit of GST?
A.Cream
B.Fruit juices
C.Hair Shampoo
D.Electricity

34.What is the GDP growth rate of India during the financial year 2016-17?
A.7.5
B.7.1
C.6.1
D.6.5

35.The agency responsible for preparing WPI in India
A.Labor Bureau
B.CSO
C.Ministry of Commerce and Industries
D.NAS

36.What is inflation Tax?
A.Degree of decrease in the value of cash
B.Imposing taxes to curb inflation
C.Reduction in tax at the time of inflation
D.None of these

37.Developing a budgeting from scratch is known as
A.ZBB
B.PPBS
C.Traditional Budgeting
D.PBB

38.Which Committee appointed to review FRBM Act?
A.Abhijit Sen Committee
B.Rangarajan Committee
C.N.K.Singh Committee
D.Y.K.Alag Committee

39.What is Guillotine’?
A.Reduction of an amount from demands for grants
B.Passing demand for grants without discussion
C.Obtain temporary permission to meet expenditure
D.Permission to incur expenditure from consolidated fund

40.What is the recommendation of 14th Finance Commission regarding State’s share of union tax?
A.32%
B.44%
C.38%
D.42%




41.The length of time(minutes)that a certain boy speaks on the telephone is found to be a random phenomenon,with a probability function given by f(x)=Ae raist to –x/3,for X>0=0 otherwise
The value of A,which makes the function of a probability density function is
A.1
B.3
C.1/3
D.-1/3

42.Basket of 15 oranges has an average has an average weight of 200 gms.If an orange weighting 250 gms is taken out of the basket and is substituted by another weighing 235 gms,what would be the average weight of 15 oranges now in the basket?
A.199 gms
B.200 gms
C.185 gms
D.205 gms

43.The positive square root of the arithmetic mean of squares of the deviations of the given values from their arithmetic mean is denoted as
A.Mean deviation
B.Standard deviation
C.Variance
D.Mode

44.A bag contains 5 white and 3 black balls.Another bag contains 4 white and 7 black balls.A ball is randomly drawn from one of the bags and found to be black.What is the probability that it is from the first bag?
A.3/16
B.3/8
C.10/19
D.33/89

45.For a normal distribution,the quartile deviation,the mean deviation and standard deviation are approximately in the ratio
A.10:12:15
B.12:10:15
C.10:15:12
D.None of these

46.Let X and Y are two independent Gamma variables.Then X/Y is distributed as
A.Gamma variate
B.Beta variate of first kind
C.Beta variate of second kind
D.Exponential

47.Let X1 and X2 be two random variables following the density f(x)=e raist to –x>0 then what is the distribution of Z=X1/X2?
A.Exponential
B.Gamma
C.t
D.F

48.A symmetric die is thrown 600 times.The lower bound for the probability of getting 80 to 120 sixes is
A.80/120
B.19/24
C.8/24
D.6/12

49.The sampling error associated with a census study is
A.0
B.1%
C.2%
D.5%

50.Which type of experimental design does not use the principle of local control in measuring variation among experimental units?
A.RBD
B.LSD
C.CRD
D.None of these

51.The number of treatments in a 22 factorial experiment is
A.1
B.4
C.3
D.8

52.If a sample is taken at random from a  population,it is likely to possess almost the same characteristics as that of the population.This principle is called
A.Probability sampling
B.Law of inertia of large numbers
C.Non-probability sampling
D.Law of statistical regularity

53.Let(X1,X2,X3)is a random sample of size 3 taken from N(Meu,--raise to 2).Let T1=( X1+X2+X3)/3 and T2=( X1+2X2+3X3)/6 be the estimators used to estimate Meu.Which estimator is more efficient?
A.T1
B.T2
C.T1 and T2
D.None

54.What is the variance of the sufficient estimator for estimating the paramater lamda of the Poisson population on the basis of sample of size n?
A.n/Lambda
B.Lambda
C.Lambda/n
D.Lambda raise to 2

55.A test that is used for testing the equality of means of several normal populations having unknown but common variance ---raise to 2
A.Chi-Square
B.ANOVA
C.Normal
D.t

56.Probability of rejecting a null hypothesis when it is true is called
A.Type 1 error
B.Type 2 error
C.Power
D.Significance level

57.If the two regression equations are 3x+2y-80=0 and 2x+3y-70=0,the value of correlation coefficient is
A.-2/3
B.2/3
C.-1
D.1

58.The regression lines of Y on X and X and Y are Y=zX+b and X=cY+d.Then the ratio of the standard deviations of X and Y is
A.a/c
B.c/a
C.Square root of a/c
D.Square root of c/a

59.In exponential trend equation Y=ab raise to x,the value of X and Y are in the form of
A.HP,AP
B.AP,GP
C.AP,HP
D.GP,HP

60.The seasonal indices of sales of a firm in the following quarters are for Jan.Mar.100,Apr.Jun.89,Jul.Sep.83,Oct.Dec.128 respectively.If the total sales in Jan.Mar.of the year be worth Rs.10,000.How much worth of items should be kept in stock by the firm in Apr.Jun.to meet the demand?
A.400
B.1,000
C.8,900
D.8,300

61.Accounting for Intangible Assets are related to
A.AS 10
B.AS 12
C.AS 24
D.AS 26

62.Which of the following errors are not revealed by the Trial Balance?
A.Compensating Errors
B.Errors of Commission
C.Wrong Balancing of an Account
D.Wrong totalling of an Account

63.The determination of expenses for an accounting period is based on the principle of
A.Objectivity
B.Materiality
C.Matching
D.Periodicity

64.Which financial statement represents the accounting equation assets=liabilities+owners’equity”?
A.Trading Account
B.Profit and Loss Account
C.Balance Sheet
D.Statement of Cash Flows

65.The Database Schema is written in
A.HLL
B.DML
C.DDl
D.DCL

66.The DBMS language component which can be embedded in a program is
A.The Data Definition Language
B.The Data Manipulation Language(DML)
C.The Database Administrator(DBA)
D.A Query Language

67.Key to represent relationship between tables is called
A.Primary key
B.Secondary key
C.Foreign key
D.None of these

68.The full form of DDL
A.Dynamic Data language
B.Detailed Data Language
C.Data Definition Language
D.Data Derivation Language

69.Demand deposit also known as
A.Current account
B.Fixed Deposit
C.Capital Account
D.Recurring Deposit

70.Rediscounting and giving advance the Central Bank changes interest at a rate which is known as
A.CRR
B.SLR
C.Bank Rate
D.Credit

71.----------is an alpha numeric code that uniquely identifies a bank branch participating NEFT system
A.IFS
B.IFSC
C.FSC
D.RTGS

72.In India,RTGS has been implemented on
A.26 March 2004
B.26 March 1998
C.26 March 1994
D.26 March 2002

73.Marketing helps firms to increase their profits by
A.Increase in sales
B.Increase in production
C.Increase in price
D.Increase in customer

74.Direct marketing refers to a communication between the -------and -------directly.
A.Seller and buyer
B.Firm and suppliers
C.Society and target market
D.Price and services

75.The process of supplying products to all retail outlets is known as
A.Selective distribution
B.Exclusive distribution
C.Channel configuration
D.Intensive distribution

76.Demographic segmentation refers to
A.The description of the people and their place in society
B.The description of the people’s purchasing behaviour
C.The location where people live
D.Geographic regions

77.Financial decision involve
A.Investment,financing and dividend decision
B.Investment,financing and sales decision
C.Fiancing,dividend and cash decision
D.None of these

78.The appropriate objective of an enterprise is
A.Maximisation of sale
B.Maximisation of owners wealth
C.Maximisation of profits
D.None of these

79.Bird in hand’ argument is given by
A.Walker’s Model
B.Gordon’s Model
C.MM Model
D.Residuals Theory

80.Ploughing back of profit means
A.Dividend declared but not claimed by shareholders
B.Non-declaration of dividend in any year
C.Profit earned from illegal sources and employed in business
D.Retaining the earnings of business for future expansion programme.

81.Classify the following differential equation
E raise to x (dy/dx)+3y=x(raise to 2)y
A.Separable and not linear
B.Linear and not separable
C.Both separable and linear
D.Neither separable and linear

82.Which one of the following is the solution of the differntial equation dy/dx+(x/1+x)y=1+x?
A.(1+Ce raise to –x)(1+x)
B.Ce raise to x/1+x
C.(1+x)(e raise to x+C)
D.(1+Ce raise to x)(1+X)

83.Which one of the following is the general solution to the problem 25 d2y/dt+10 dy/dt+y=0?
A.y=C1e(raise to t/5)cos t+C2e(raise to t/5)sin t
B.y=C1e(raise to t/5)+C2e(raise to –t/5)
C.y=C1etcos t/5+C2etsin t/5
D.y=C1e(raise to –t/5)+C2te(raise to –t/5)

84.Which one of the following represents the solution of the differential equation dy/dx=x/1-y?
A.Family of circles with centre at (0,0)
B.Family of circles with centre at (),1)
C.Family of circles with centre at(1,0)
D.Family of circles with centre at (0,-1)

85.Which one of the following  is the differential equation of the orthogonal trajectory to the family of curves y=cxn,where n is fixed positive integer and c an arbitrary constant?
A.nyy’+x=0
B.nyy’-x=0
C.xy’+ny=0
D.xy’-ny=0

86.Let V be a n-dimensional complex vector space and let W denote the subset of V defined by (X elements of V|x=x bar},where x bar denote the conjugate of x.Which one of the following is not true?
A.W is a subspace of V
B.W is a real subspace of V
C.W is real vector  space
D.W is an additive subgroup of V

87.Which one of the following is the Kernel of the linear transformation T:R raise to 4->R raise to 3 defined by T(X1,X2, X3,X4)=(X1,0,X2,0)?
A.Ker(T)={(a,0,0,b)|a,b Elements of R}
B.Ker(T)={(a,0,b,o)|a,b Elements of R}
C.Ker(T)={(0,a,b,0)|a,b Elements of R}
D.Ker(T)={(0,a,0,b)|a,b Elements of R}

88.Which one of the following is the linear transformation T:R3->R2 determined by the matrix [(1,2,1)(First row),(0,1,1)(Seond row),(-1,3,4)(Third row)] with respect to the standard basis {e1,e2,e3}?
A.T(a,b,c)=(a-c,2a-b+3c,a-b-3c)
B.T(a,b,c)=(a-c,2a+b,a+b+3c)
C.T(a,b,c)=(a-c,2a+b+3c,a+b+4c)
D.T(a,b,c)=(a+c,2a-b-3c,a+b+4c)

89.The elgen values of the matrix A=[(2,2,1)(First row),(1,3,1)(Second row),(1,2,2)(Third row)] are
A.5,2,1
B.0,0,0
C.5,3,2
D.5,1,1

90.Which one of the following is the inverse of a,a not equal to -1 where * is a binary operation on the set of Real numbers R,defined by a*b=a+b+ab?
A.a/a+1
B.1/a+1
C.-a/a+1
D.-a/2(a+1)

91.Let R be a commutative ring with unity of characteristic 4.Then for all a,b Elements of R,which one of the following is the expansion of (a+b)raise to 4?
A.a raise to 4 +b raise to 4
B.a raise to 4+2( a raise to 2)( b raise to 2)+b raise to 4
C.a raise to 4+4(a raise to 2)(b raise to 2)+b raise to 4
D.a raise to 4-2(a raise to 2)(b raise to 2)+b raise to 4

92.Which one of the following is not a subgroup of the cyclic group Z8?
A.{0,2,4,6}
B.{0,1,3,4,6}
C.{0,2,3,4,6}
D.{0,4}

93.Which one of the following is same as the permutation
((1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8(first raw)),8,2,6,3,7,4,5,1(Second raw))?
A.(1 8)(3 6 4)(5 7)
B.(1 2 8)(3 6 4)(5 7)
C.(1 8)(2 3 6 4)(5 7)
D.(1 8)(3 6)(4 5 7)

94.In a non-abelian group G,the element b has order 108.Which one of the following is the order of b raise to 42?
A.9
B.18
C.54
D.27

95.Let G be a group such that a2=e for each a Elements of G,where e is the identity element of G.Which one of the following is true?
A.G is finite
B.G is cyclic
C.G is abelian
D.None of the above

96.If {an}is a sequence of real numbers satisfying (an+1)2=2a-1,then which one of the following is true?
A.lim(n->infinity)an=1
B. lim(n->infinity)an doesn’t exist
C. lim(n->infinity)an=2
D. lim(n->infinity)an=-2

97.Which one of the following is true for the function f(x)={sin 2x/x,for x not equal to 0)(first row),((1,for x=0)(Second row))
A.Continuous only at x<0
B.Continuous only at x>0
C.Continuous only at x=0
D.Continuous for all x except 0

98.Which one of the following statements is true for the function f(z)=y>
A.Satisfy Cauchy Reimann equations
B.Not analytic at any point
C.Not a harmonic function
D.An entire function

99.If f(z)=u+iv is an analytic function with non-zero derivative then the angle between the family of curves u(x,y)=C,and (x,y)=C2 where C1 and C2 are real numbers is
A.180 degree
B.45 degree
C.-90 degree
D.90 degree

100.Which one of the following is the residue of 1/z-sin z at its pole?
A.3/5
B.-3/5
C.3/10
D.-3/10







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