Current Affairs – WBPSC Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

Current Affairs – WBPSC Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

Current Affairs - WBPSC Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

Clerkship Question Paper – 2019 (S1)

  1. Which one of the following states of India has lost its special status due to abolition of Article 370?

(A) Manipur

(B) Jammu and Kashmir

(C) Nagaland

(D) Sikkim

 

  1. The Rafale deal relates to the acquisition of

(A) Helicopters

(B) Fighter planes

(C) Submarines

(D) Long range missiles

 

  1. S-400 missiles are being acquired from

(A) Sweden

(B) UK

(C) Russia

(D) USA

 

  1. President Donald Trump succeeded

(A) Bill Clinton

(B) Barack Obama

(C) Colin Powel

(D) George Bush Jr.

 

  1. Who is the present President of France?

(A) Nicolas Sarkozy

(B) Jean Monnet

(C) Emmanuel Macron

(D) Francois Hollande

 

  1. The Magsaysay Award (2019) in Journalism was given to

(A) Swapan Dasgupta

(B) Raveesh Kumar

(C) Arnab Goswami

(D) Ravindra Kumar

 

  1. Which among the following was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2019?

(A) Peter Handke

(B) Bob Dylan

(C) Olga Tokarczuk

(D) Salman Rushdie

 

  1. Which of the following team won the Cricket World Cup in 2019?

(A) South Africa

(B) England

(C) New Zealand

(D) India

 

  1. Who is currently the Chairman of IMF?

(A) Christine Lagarde

(B) Kristalina Georgieva

(C) Jean Claude Juncker

(D) Donald Tusk

 

  1. The Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 had taken place in

(A) Christ Church

(B) Colombo

(C) Bradford

(D) Jerusalem

 

  1. Who won the World Championship in Badminton (women’s single) in 2019?

(A) Sania Mirza

(B) Saina Nehwal

(C) P. V. Sindhu

(D) Nozomi Okuhara

 

  1. The Howdy Modi programme was held in

(A) Los Angeles

(B) New York

(C) Houston

(D) Washington

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2019 (S2)

  1. Which one of the following states criticised India for abrogation of Article 370 of Indian Constitution?

(A) Bangladesh

(B) UAE

(C) Turkey

(D) Saudi Arabia

 

  1. Who is currently the Foreign Minister of India?

(A) Ajit Doval

(B) Rajnath Singh

(C) Vijay Gokhale

(D) S. Jaishankar

 

  1. From which parliamentary constituency did Prime Minister come in 2019 elections?

(A) Lucknow

(B) Varanasi

(C) Raebareli

(D) Ahmedabad

 

  1. The 2020 summer olympic games will be held in

(A) Tokyo

(B) Beijing

(C) Paris

(D) Moscow

 

  1. The 2019 Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to

(A) Xi Jinping

(B) Abiy Ahmed

(C) Greta Thunberg

(D) Malala Yusafzai

 

  1. Who is currently the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir?

(A) N. N. Vohra

(B) Jagmohan

(C) Satya Pal Malik

(D) Girish Chandra Saxena

 

  1. Which Indian cricketer has scored the highest number of double centuries in Tests?

(A) Sunil Gavaskar

(B) Virat Kohli

(C) Sachin Tendulkar

(D) Virendra Sehwag

 

  1. Which one of the following countries was recently in the news for burning of the World’s largest rain forest?

(A) Mexico

(B) Brazil

(C) Venezuela

(D) Ecuador

 

  1. In the 2019 Parliamentary elections, Rahul Gandhi was elected from

(A) Amethi

(B) Wayanad

(C) Thiruvananthapuram

(D) Medak

 

  1. Turkey recently launched an attack on the Kurds residing in

(A) Iran

(B) Iraq

(C) Syria

(D) Saudi Arabia

 

  1. Given below the names of some sports persons and the games in which they excelled.

Which of the following is correctly matched:

(A) Christiano Ronaldo         Cricket

(B) Simona Halep               Tennis

(C) Tiger Woods                   Billiards

(D) Joe Root                         Football

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2009 (S1)

  1. Population of India

(A) 1 billion

(B) Few less than 1 billion

(C) Few more than 1.10 billion

(D) More than 1.50 billion

 

  1. In the movie “Chak De India”, Shah Rukh Khan played the role of

(A) Shah Rukh Khan

(B) Kabir Khan

(C) Arbaaz Khan

(D) Abu

 

  1. Which party retreated support from the Left Front and later came to help the U.P.A. Government?

(A) B. S. P.

(B) A. D. M. K.

(C) S. P.

(D) B. J. P.

 

  1. India has won the Gold Medal in Beijing Olympics for which category?

(A) Archery

(B) Swimming

(C) Weightlifting

(D) Shooting

 

  1. General Secretary of Samajwadi Party is

(A) Shivraj Patil

(B) Mayawati

(C) Vilasrao Deshmukh

(D) Amar Singh

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2009 (S2)

  1. In 2008, which country other than USA decided to share its nuclear technology with India?

(A) Canada

(B) Japan

(C) France

(D) Australia

 

  1. Launching site of India’s moon mission ‘Chandrayaan‘ is

(A) Pokhran

(B) Sriharikota

(C) Gopalpur-on-sea

(D) Trivandrum

 

  1. Naming of ‘123 Agreement‘ has been made

(A) According to number of serial compromises

(B) According to its US law name

(C) According to Nuclear Suppliers Group Act

(D) Rules of IAEA Act

 

  1. Which party/organisation made a claimed for Gorkhaland?

(A) G. N. L. F.

(B) G. J. M.

(C) Hurriyat

(D) C. P. I. (M. L.)

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2007

  1. A Writer’s People‘ is authored by :

(A) Vikram Seth

(B) VS Naipaul

(C) Jhumpa Lahiri

(D) Arundhati Roy

 

  1. India Russia joint military exercise in 2007 was named :

(A) Shatrunash

(B) Vajra

(C) Cactus

(D) Indra

 

  1. Red Ribbon Express is :

(A) New Train between Kolkata and Guwahati

(B) Mobile exhibition for spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS

(C) Rail tourism plan to connect Buddhist religious places in India

(D) None of the above

 

  1. USS Nimitz visited the Indian port of :

(A) Mumbai

(B) Vishakhapatnam

(C) Chennai

(D) Haldia

 

  1. Barreto, the Mohun Bagan Club striker, is from ;

(A) Kenya

(B) Brazil

(C) Cuba

(D) Spain

 

  1. The mascot of good-luck dolls of Beijing Olympic is known as

(A) Jing

(B)  Fuwa

(C) Pinyin

(D) Meilin

 

  1. Dronacharya Award is given for excellence in ;

(A) Archery

(B) Wrestling

(C) Sports coaching

(D) Boxing

 

  1. Who among the following is famous as the “Tragedy King” of Indian cinema

(A) Raj Kapoor

(B) Dilip Kumar

(C) Bharat Bhushan

(D) Ashok Kumar

 

  1. Mallikarjun Mansoor the musician who died in 1992 at the age of 82 was a

(A) Violinist

(B) Vocalist

(C) Sitar Player

(D) Tabla Player

 

  1. With which musical instrument was Ustad Ali Khan associated ?

(A) Shehnai

(B) Flute

(C) Sitar (Sarod)

(D) Tabla


  1. Who amongst the following is a famous Sarod player ?

(A) Zakir Hussain

(B) Hariprasad Chourasia

(C) Shiv Kumar Sharma

(D) Amjad Ali Khan

 

  1. The leading tea producing state of India is ;

(A) West Bengal

(B) Assam

(C) Karnataka

(D) Tamil Nadu

 

  1. The chief guest in India’s Republic Day parade function in 2008 was :

(A) Vladimir Putin

(B) Nicolas Sarkozy

(C) Gordon Brown

(D) Jacques Chirac

 

  1. Rajendra Pachuri headed the international panel on ;

(A) Food production

(B) Climate change

(C) Refugee Settlement

(D) Disarmament

 

  1. Pushpa Kumal Dahal is better known as :

(A) Paras

(B) Prachanda

(C) Baburam

(D) Girija Prasad

 

  1. When Rahul Dravid completed 10,000 runs in Test Cricket, his Indian companion on the field was :

(A) Sachin Tendulkar

(B) VVS Laxman

(C) Wasim Jafar

(D) Sourav Ganguly

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2005

45. Which city came to a standstill in India’s heaviest rainfall in a century?

(A) Delhi

(B) Chennai

(C) Kolkata

(D) Mumbai

 

55. In one of the wild fires in the petroleum industry, which petroleum company’s entire platform in the Bombay High area was gutted?

(A) HPCL

(B) BPCL

(C) Indian Oil

(D) ONGC

 

56. The bus service between India and Pakistan has been started from Srinagar to

(A) Lahore

(B) Muzaffarabad

(C) Karachi

(D) Rawalpindi

 

63. The city of London came into news a few months back due to

(A) The hosting of the G4 summit

(B) Massive floods

(C) A severe earthquake took place

(D) Terrorist attacks on the underground railway track

 

77. In the Athens Olympic of 2004, who was the first Indian to win a silver medal in the double trap of shooting competition?

(A) Khasabha D. Jadhav

(B) Leander Paes

(C) Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

(D) Karnam Malleswari

 


 

Clerkship Question Paper – 2004

11. Which Indian cricketer scored more than 300 runs in one innings in Test Matches for the first time?

(A) Sunil Gavaskar

(B) Sachin Tendulkar

(C) V. V. S. Laxman

(D) V. Sehwag

 

21. Why did the Iranian town Bam come into limelight a few months back?

(26 December 2003)

(A) It was subject to terrorist attacks

(B) A severe earthquake took place here

(C) Capital of Iran was shifted here

(D) Some new oil wells started supplying oil

 

38. The Indian writer who recently received the literary award “The Order of Arts and Letters” from the India Govt. is

(A) Amit Chaudhury

(B) Khushwant Singh

(C) Mahasweta Devi

(D) Harish Karnad

 

82. On the basis of performance in 100 metre run in the last Athens Olympic Games the fastest man in the world is

(A) Maurice Greene

(B) Shawn Crawford

(C) Justin Gatlin

(D) Francis Obikwelu

 


 

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