Current Affairs – WBPSC Miscellaneous Preliminary Question Paper

Current Affairs – WBPSC Miscellaneous Preliminary Question Paper

Current Affairs - WBPSC Miscellaneous Preliminary Question Paper

Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2019

  1. Which state is set to conduct a dedicated state-level Adalat for LGBT community?

(A) Telangana

(B) Kerala

(C) Gujarat

(D) Maharashtra


  1. Who is Greta Thunberg?

(A) A feminist activist from Sweden.

(B) A Swedish school girl fighting climate crisis.

(C) A Cuban singer raising voice against corruption.

(D) A Georgian school girl fighting for social justice.


  1. Who is playing the lead role in the Biopic of Jhulan Goswami?

(A) Deepika Padukone

(B) Tapasee Pannu

(C) Bipasha Basu

(D) Anushka Sharma


  1. Which film director’s centenary is being observed this year (2020)?

(A) Ritwik Ghatak

(B) Mrinal Sen

(C) Satyajit Roy

(D) Utpal Dutt


  1. Which Bollywood film has been chosen as the official entry for Oscar in 2020?

(A) Gully Boy

(B) Sand Ki Ankh

(C) Sky Is Pink

(D) Kabir Singh


  1. Who is the current Number One player in Men’s Lawn Tennis?

(A) Roger Federer

(B) Novak Djokovic

(C) Rafael Nadal

(D) Alexander Zverev


  1. Which one of the following films is a Oscar winning documentary on climate change?

(A) An Inconvenient Truth

(B) Cold Pursuit

(C) Night on Earth

(D) The River Wild


  1. Which city included Hindi as the third official language to be used in its courts?

(A) Kuala Lampur

(B) Doha

(C) Abu Dhabi

(D) Hong Kong




Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2018

  1. Who became the 2nd Indian American Judge of the US Court of Appeals in 2017?

(A) Bikram Set

(B) Amul Thapar

(C) Dalbir Bhandari

(D) Krishna Chandra


  1. On May 28, 2017 which University has included Gandhi and Indian Independence in its


(A) London

(B) Cambridge

(C) Oxford

(D) Harvard


  1. First which country in the World has given a basic income to the unemployed?


(B) Australia

(C) Germany

(D) Finland


  1. In which year the Banaras Hindu University has appointed its First Women Chief Proctor?

(A) 2018

(B) 2017

(C) 2016

(D) 2015


  1. Recently who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of


(A) Anupam Kher

(B) Amitava Bachchan

(C) Nasiruddin Shah

(D) Shabana Azmi


  1. Who has been appointed as UN Ambassador of peace?

(A) Malala Yousafzai

(B) Kamala Begum

(C) Shabana Yousafzai

(D) Caruana Galizia


  1. Who has been appointed in West Bengal as the first transgender Judge in Lok Adalat?

(A) Hemapat Agarwal

(B) Joyita Mondal Mahi

(C) Firdous Naz

(D) Joyshree Pati


  1. The name of the present Governor of Tripura is

(A) Braj Kumar Nehru

(B) Tathagata Roy

(C) Manik Sharkar

(D) Shitaram Yechuri


  1. Who was chasing the final gold medal at the 2017 World Championship for Jamaica?

(A) David Lekuta

(B) Usain Bolt

(C) Mike Powel

(D) Ashton Eaton


  1. Who is the Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team?

(A) Mitali Raj

(B) Anju Mishra

(C) Shasi Gupta

(D) Preeti Kaur


  1. India has beaten in the Blind T20 Cricket World Cup, 2017 final held in Bengaluru

(A) Pakistan

(B) England

(C) Sri Lanka

(D) Bangladesh


  1. 18th Asian Games 2018 will be held in

(A) China

(B) Indonesia

(C) Bangladesh

(D) Bhutan


  1. West Bengal won the 71st Santosh Trophy Football Championship defeating

(A) Delhi

(B) Mumbai

(C) Goa

(D) Uttar Pradesh


  1. Dhyan Chand National Sports Awards, 2017 has been conferred on

(A) Dipa Karmakar

(B) Bhupender Singh

(C) Heera Nand

(D) V.J. Surekha




Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2012 (S-1)

  1. Name the first democratically elected President of Egypt

(A) Mohammed Morsi     

(B) Hosni Mubarak   

(C) Muammar Gaddafi     

(D) Ali Abdullah Saleh


  1. According to the Right to Education Act and the recent verdict of the Supreme Court, what percentage of children have to be provided free education in private schools ?

(A) 30%      

(B) 22%       

(C) 25%     

(D) 35%


  1. What type of new Public Sector Bank is proposed set up in the 2013-14 Union Budget of India ?

(A) Agricultural Bank     

(B)  Industrial Bank    

(C) Commercial Bank      

(D) Women’s Bank


  1. In 2012, the WHO declared India to be free from which disease ?

(A) Small Pox       

(B) Polio     

(C) Tuberculosis     

(D) Chicken Pox


  1. Who is the chairman of NABARD?

(A) Prakash Bakshi        

(B) C. Rangarajan     

(C) C. B. Bhave    

 (D) None of the above


  1. How many silver medals did India win in London Olympics, 2012?

(A) 2     

(B) 3     

(C) 4     

(D) 5


  1. Which country does the present Pope Francis belong to ?

(A) Italy      

(B) Argentina       

(C) Austria       

(D) Brazil


  1. Mary Kom won the bronze medal in the London 2012 Olympics for which event ?

(A) Women’s heavy weight Boxing     

(B)  Women’s 60 kg freestyle Boxing      

(C) Women’s fly weight Boxing    

(D) None of the above


  1. Which team won the IPL Season V trophy in 2012 ?

(A) Mumbai Indians      

(B) Chennai Super Kings        

(C) Kolkata Knight Riders        

(D) Delhi Daredevils



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2012 (S-2)

  1. Which party-led government became the first civilian government in Pakistan to last for 5 years?

(A) Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan

(B) Pakistan People’s Party

(C) Pakistan Qaumi Party

(D) Pakistan Muslim League


  1. Which is the most expensive city in the world?

(A) Tokyo

(B) Melbourne

(C) Zurich

(D) Washington


  1. Which country is going to host the Winter Olympic Games 2014?


(B) UK

(C) Russia

(D) Canada


  1. Name the Pakistani female education activist who became a victim of the Taliban recently.

(A) Hina Rabbani Khar

(B) Malala Yousafzai

(C) Benazir Yousafzai

(D) Attia Bano Qamar




Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2011

  1. On June 30, 2010, the Kerala government decided to set up a tribunal to assess actual compensation to victims of the activities of which company in the village of Plachimada

(A) Pepsi

(B) Coca-Cola

(C) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

(D) Reliance Industries Ltd.


  1. Which country conferred citizenship to the Indian artist late M. F. Hussain on February 25, 2010?

(A) United Arab Emirates

(B) Iran

(C) Qatar

(D) Saudi Arabia


  1. The Chief Justice of India is

(A) Heptulla

(B) Krishnan

(C) Balakrishnan

(D) None of the above


  1. Ace footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is associated with the club called      

(A) Brazil F.C.

(B) Cosmos

(C) Real Madrid

(D) Argentina XI


  1. Which among the following is the Lokayukta of the State of Karnataka?      

(A) Janardhan Reddy

(B) Ramkrishna Hegde

(C) Sanjeev Reddy

(D) None of the above


  1. Who is the founder of WikiLeaks?      

(A) Barack Obama

(B) David Cameron

(C) General Pervez Musharraf

(D) Julian Assange


  1. Who won the Men’s final in Wimbledon Tennis Championship in 2011?

(A) Roger Federer

(B) Novak Djokovic

(C) Rafael Nadal

(D) None of the above


  1. The number of medals won by India in the 2010 Commonwealth Games      

(A) 98

(B) 101

(C) 107

(D) 115


  1. Viswanathan Anand, the reigning world champion in Chess successfully defended his title last year (2010) against whom?      

(A) Boris Gelfand

(B) Veseline Topalov

(C) Vladimir Kramnik

(D) Gary Kasparov


  1. What was the result in the India vs South Africa Test series in cricket in 2010-2011?

(A) South Africa won 2-0

(B) India won 1-0

(C) South Africa won 1-0

(D) Series drawn 1-1


  1. Who won the 56th National Award for Best Female Playback Singer?

(A) Lata Mangeshkar

(B) Sunidhi Chauhan

(C) Shreya Ghoshal

(D) Alka Yagnik


  1. Who won the 52nd Grammy Award in the ‘Motion Picture Song’ category?

(A) A. R. Rahman

(B) Norah Jones

(C) Lady Gaga

(D) John Lenon




Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2010

  1. The President of Afghanistan is

(A) Hamid Gul

(B) Sibghatullah Mojaddedi

(C) Hakimullah Mehsud

(D) Hamid Karzai


  1. The current Pakistani President Zardari is the late Benazir Bhutto’s

(A) Brother

(B) Father

(C) Husband

(D) Brother-in-law


  1. David Headley is the name of

(A) Industrialist

(B) Politician

(C) Youth leader

(D) Terrorist


  1. FIFA World Cup 2010 was held in

(A) Barcelona

(B) Brussels

(C) Rio de Janeiro

(D) Johannesburg


  1. World’s tallest building is

(A) Sear’s Tower

(B) Petronas Tower

(C) Roebuck Palace

(D) Burj Dubai


  1. In December, 2009 a conference on global climate change took place in

(A) New York

(B) Geneva

(C) Reykjavik

(D) Copenhagen


  1. Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed by

(A) Pakistani Army

(B) CIA Commando

(C) A joint US-Pak assault team

(D) Drone


  1. The National Security Adviser of India is

(A) S. S. Menon

(B) M. K. Narayanan

(C) P. Chidambaram

(D) R. R. Patil



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