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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2016

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2016

Time 2 hours

Maximum Marks 50

General instructions

Preparatory course in Social Sciences (OSS – 101)

Questions 1 – 50. 

 (i) All questions are compulsory, each of which carries one mark.

(ii)  Each question has four alternatives, one of which is correct. Write the serial number of your correct alternatives/answers below the corresponding question number in the answer Sheet and then mark the rectangle for the same number in that column. If you find that none of the given alternatives is correct, then write 0 and mark in column 0.

(iii) Do not waste time in reading the whole question paper. Go solving questions one by one. You may come back to the left out questions, if you have time at the end.

 

  1. Science is based on
  1. Observation
  2. Measurement
  3. Experimentation
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The chief concern of a social scientist is with
  1. The complex web of human relationships
  2. Relationships animals
  3. The universe and its constellations
  4. None of the above

 

  1. History is the systematic study of past events
  1. After the advent of writing skills
  2. Before the advent of writing skills
  3. Both before and after the advent of writing skills
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Which is a source of secondary data?
  1. Records
  2. Gazette
  3. Newspapers
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The coming of large parts of Latin America, Africa and Asia under the political domination of European countries is known as
  1. Europeanism
  2. Imperialism
  3. Communism
  4. Secularism

 

  1. One of Emile Durkheim’s important works was on
  1. Marriage
  2. Suicide
  3. Folk Songs
  4. Exchange

 

  1. Public Administration branched out as an independent discipline from
  1. Economics
  2. Sociology
  3. Political Science
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Globalisation refers to the process of
  1. Commerce
  2. Communication
  3. Trade
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The Cold War ended in the triumph of
  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. Soviet Russia
  4. China

 

  1. A fundamental change that occurred in the Stone Age was
  1. Humans started crops
  2. Humans started gathering food from forests
  3. Humans started making tools
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Big change(s) that occurred in the 18th century was/were
  1. James Watt’s steam engine
  2. Revolution in weaving and spinning
  3. Development of factory system
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The East India Company set up the first school in 1784 at
  1. Coimbatore
  2. Madurai
  3. Kerala
  4. Tanjore

 

  1. The New World was discovered by
  1. 1493
  2. 1498
  3. 1492
  4. 1491

 

  1. The First Round Table Conference was held in
  1. Germany
  2. Italy
  3. London
  4. India

 

  1. Who runs the administration of the State under the President’s role?
  1. Governor in the name of the President
  2. Chief Minister in the name of the President
  3. Prime Minister in the name of the President
  4. President himself

 

  1. The practice of a woman marrying more than one man is called
  1. Polyandry
  2. Polygyny
  3. Polarity
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The march in protest of Salt law in India was from
  1. Dandi to Sabarmati Ashram
  2. Delhi to Sabarmati Ashram
  3. Dandi to Delhi
  4. Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi

 

  1. The Sepoy Mutiny or India’s first battle for independence happened in the year
  1. 1858
  2. 1856
  3. 1857
  4. 1855

 

  1. The practice of higher caste people following the customs and ways of life of societies is known as
  1. Westernism
  2. Westernization
  3. Sanskritization
  4. Universalization

 

  1. The massacre in Jalianwala Bagh happened on
  1. 14th April, 1919
  2. 15th April, 1919
  3. 13th April, 1919
  4. 14th May, 1919

 

  1. Judiciary in India is kept independent of
  1. Executive
  2. Legislature
  3. Both the Executive and the Legislature
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The Eleventh Five Year Plan focused on
  1. Inclusive Growth
  2. Exclusive Growth
  3. Balanced Growth
  4. Sustainable Growth

 

  1. Who was the founder of the Mughal Dynasty in India?
  1. Bahadur Shah Zafar
  2. Amir Timur
  3. Akbar
  4. Babur

 

  1. Mohammad Ali and Shaukat Ali formed the
  1. Chauri-Chaura Committee
  2. Committee
  3. Mubarak Committee
  4. Committee

 

  1. Max Weber explained the concept of ‘class’ in terms of
  1. Economic chances
  2. Market chances
  3. Social chances
  4. Life chances

 

  1. National Income divided by Total is
  1. Per Capita Income
  2. Per Individual Income
  3. Regional Income
  4. Gross Domestic Income

 

  1. The term ‘State’ may mean the following:
  1. Is a political institution
  2. Has sovereign jurisdiction within defined territorial borders
  3. It exercises authority through a group or set of permanent institutions
  4. All of the above

 

  1. ‘Primary sector’ includes all activities that are
  1. Land or Animal-centred
  2. Industry-centred
  3. Mining-centred
  4. Communication-centred

 

  1. After the 73rd Amendment, the Constitution of India provides for
  1. A two-tier Panchayati Raj Structure
  2. A three-tier Panchayati Raj Structure
  3. A four-tier Panchayati Raj Structure
  4. None of the above

 

  1. ‘Worker’ is defined to include
  1. People in the age-group of 15 — 59 years
  2. Economically active people
  3. Economically active people who are in the age-group of 15 — 59 years
  4. None of the above

 

  1. In earlier times, the term ‘educated manpower’ was used to reflect
  1. Anybody who has passed the 8th standard
  2. Anybody who is a
  3. Anybody who is a graduate
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The recently enacted MNREGA aims to provide guaranteed employment for at least
  1. 300 days in a year
  2. 100 days in a year
  3. 200 days in a year
  4. 60 days in a year

 

  1. Mixed economy refers to coexistence of
  1. Urban and Rural Sectors
  2. Public and Private Sectors
  3. Backward and Modern Regions
  4. Agricultural and Industrial Sectors

 

  1. The Indian Government initiated economic reforms in the year
  1. 1956
  2. 1955
  3. 1954
  4. 1991

 

  1. What did James Watt invent?
  1. Ship Engine
  2. Steam Engine
  3. Search Engine
  4. Aeroplane Engine

 

  1. Environment may mean
  1. Land
  2. Water
  3. Living Organisms
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Which one of the following is not an element of State?
  1. Population
  2. Government
  3. Terrorism
  4. Sovereignty

 

  1. Pollution in the environment causes
  1. Health hazards
  2. Global warming
  3. Loss of productivity
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Stratification means
  1. Identification of people as one
  2. Division of people into different categories
  3. Mass movement of people
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Discrimination refers to
  1. Unequal treatment of individuals
  2. Unequal treatment to women
  3. Unequal treatment ethnic groups
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The Kshatriyas were ordained to
  1. Learn, teach and preach the scriptures
  2. Perform acts of
  3. Do trade
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The State which has the lowest density of is
  1. Assam
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Himachal Pradesh

 

  1. The basic philosophy of the Indian Constitution is enshrined in
  1. The Preamble
  2. The Fundamental Rights
  3. The Directive Principles
  4. The First Schedule

 

  1. Which of the following is a European currency?
  1. Yen
  2. Dollar
  3. Baht
  4. Euro

 

  1. The most prevalent form of discrimination in America was
  1. Caste-based
  2. Regional
  3. Religion-based
  4. Racial

 

  1. The starting point for the growth of regionalism can be
  1. Language
  2. Culture
  3. Ethnicity
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Pluralism means
  1. Existence of a single
  2. A which is superior to others
  3. The coexistence of two or more
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The process of integration of the European Union started in the
  1. 1970s
  2. 1950s
  3. 1960s
  4. 1980s

 

  1. Which of the following is not a member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)?
  1. India
  2. Indonesia
  3. Philippines
  4. Thailand

 

  1. The World Trade Organisation’s headquarters at
  1. Brussels
  2. Zurich
  3. Geneva
  4. Paris

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