MPSC Assistant Director Town Planning, Gr-A Online Examination 2013 Question Paper

Assistant Director Town Planning, Gr-A Online Examination Question Paper- 2013

1. Total Tally of Medals won by India in Summer London Olympics-2012 was :
a. four
b. five
c. three
d. six

2. Which of the following films from India was nominated for Academy Awards under the category of Foreign Language films?
a. Barfi
b. Lagan
c. Rang de Basanti
d. Devdas

3. Which of the following classical dance forms is most popular in Kerala?
a. Kathak
b. Bharat Natyam
c. Odisi
d. Kathakali

4. Which of the following books has been authored by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad?
a. Discovery of India
b. India Wins Freedom
c. The Story of My Experiments with Truth
d. Ideas of a Nation

5. The Great Tohuku Disaster in March 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Japan was caused by :
a. accidental nuclear explosion
b. tornado
c. earthquake under the sea near by
d. cyclone

6. Last Governor General of India was :
a. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
b. Viscount Mountbatten
c. C. Rajagopalachari
d. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

7. The equator passes through :
a. Sri Lanka
b. Indonesia
c. India
d. Laos

8. Number of cities in India, with population of one crore or more (2011 census) is:
a. five
b. four
c. three
d. two

9. Under RTI Act, 2005 the committee which recommends names for appointment of Chief Information Commissioner includes:
a. Chief Justice of India
b. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
c. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha
d. Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

10. If a person is aggrieved by a decision of central or state public information officer, the aggrieved person can file an appeal to a senior officer of the public authority under section 19 of the RTI Act, within :
a. ninety days
b. sixty days
c. thirty days
d. seven days

11. Dalton’s Atomic Theory has been challenged by :
a. General Theory of Relativity
b. Theory of Sub-atomic (nuclear) Particles
c. Theory of Uncertainty
d. Quantum Theory

12. Archimedes’ Principle can be used in :
a. Finding specific gravity of certain solids
b. Generating electricity from thermal power plants
c. Finding velocity of light
d. Explaining chemical reactions

13. Scientific Methods are based on :
a. study of cause and effects relationship
b. reasoning
c. conducting experiments
d. all of above

14. Developing scientific temper is enshrined in the Constitution of India :
a. as a fundamental right
b. as a directive principle of state
c. as a fundamental duty
d. as a human right

15. Epidemics can be prevented by :
a. vaccination
b. providing potable water
c. scientific disposal of wastes
d. by all of above

16. HIV is caused by :
a. bacteria
b. virus
c. mosquitoes
d. worms

17. Which fuel was used in first stage of satellite launch vehicles (SLVs) in India?
a. CNG
b. refined petrol
c. aviation fuel
d. solid fuels

18. Green House Gases Effects are produced by
a. water vapour and clouds
b. Burning fossil fuels
c. Vehicular emissions
d. above all

19. Which, amongst the following, is the tallest?
a. Taipei 101 in Taipei
b. Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala Lumpur
c. Khalifa Burg in Dubai
d. Eiffel Tower in Paris

20. Organic farming includes:
a. scientific use of chemical fertilizers
b. spraying chemicas by air
c. ripening of fruits by scientific use of chemicals
d. none of above

21. Female Sex Ratio (Number of females per 1000 males) in India as per Census 2011 is nearest to :
a. 920
b. 940
c. 960
d. 980

22. Punishment for violation of certain provisions in The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 stipulates :
a. Imposition of Fine
b. Simple Imprisonment.
c. Rigorous Imprisonment
d. both- imposition of fine and simple imprisonment

23. President of the United States of America (USA) holds office for a period of :
a. six years
b. five years
c. four years
d. three years

24. During hundred years (1901- 2000) rise in sea level around the world was closest to :
a. 10 inches
b. 20 inches
c. 30 inches
d. 40 inches

25. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated per day in Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is closest to :
a. 4,000 MT
b. 6,000 MT
c. 8,000 MT
d. 10,000 MT

26. Spatial model of urban land use planning, where a city grows from several nodes rather than from one nucleus is called:
a. Sector
b. Multi Nuclei
c. Ribbon Development
d. Concentric Zone

27. Which of the following is the method of Demographic Projections?
a. Cohort Component
b. Exponential Growth
c. Logistic Growth
d. All the above

28. The Neighborhood Unit Theory in urban planning was conceptualized by:
a. C.A. Perry
b. Homer Hoyt
c. Patrick Geddas
d. Von Thunen

29. Sampling method in which a homogenous listing is done for different groups of population and then collecting a certain percentage of samples from each group is called:
a. Simple Random Sampling
b. Stratified Sampling
c. Cluster Sampling
d. Systematic Sampling

30. Which of the following states has the highest number of persons in urban area?
a. Tamil Nadu
b. Kerala
c. Maharashtra
d. Uttar Pradesh

31. The urban growth theory which states that development takes place along the routes on which the movement is concentrated is called :
a. Circular
b. Sector
c. Nucleus
d. Axial

32. Which district in Maharashtra has experienced highest urban growth rate during 2001-11?
a. Thane
b. Raigarh
c. Nandurbar
d. Gadchiroli

33. Central Act on effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection, conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right has the title of :
a. The Mines Act, 1952
b. Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
c. National Green Tribunal Act, 2010
d. Industrial Development and Regulation Act, 1951

34. Methodological framework to identify regional units and analyse their spatial structure systematically is called as:
a. Polarisation
b. Regionalisation
c. Functionalisation
d. Formalisation

35. Population of a city grew from 1,05,000 to 1,55,000 in ten years. The annual rate of growth of population is:
a. 3.4%
b. 4.0%
c. 34%
d. 40%

36. According to the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act (MR&TP), 1966 for hearing the suggestions and objections received on draft Regional Plan, the “Regional Board” appoints:
a. Metropolitan Planning Committee
b. Regional Planning Committee
c. Area Planning Task Force
d. Tribunal of Appeal

37. A statutorily demarcated zone for manufacture of goods or rendering services or for both or as a Free Trade and Warehousing Zone is known as:
a. Eco-sensitive Zone
b. Ecological Zone
c. Special Economic Zone
d. Special Transition Zone

38. In Maharashtra, the total built-up area for low cost housing which is to be handed over to State Government in lieu of various concessions provided for ‘Special Township Projects’ has recently been revised:
a. From 15% to 20%
b. From 10% to 20%
c. From 15% to 25%
d. From 10% to 25%

39. A Regional Planning Authority may undertake “development” through:
a. Land Acquisition
b. Land Pooling
c. Transfer of Development Right
d. All the above

40. Functions of a Metropolitan Planning Committee DO NOT include :
a. Integration of rural and urban area planning
b. Integration of spatial and sector planning
c. Optimal utilization of investment in the area
d. assignment of taxes to ULBs in metropolitan area

41. A town with a population of 60,000 has an average household size of 5. The number of occupied dwelling units is 10,500 out of which 10% is dilapidated. The present housing shortage is:
a. 2550
b. 1500
c. 1405
d. 2600

42. Under MR&TP Act, to initiate the process of preparation of development plan, the Planning Authority has to:
a. Delineate the proposed area
b. Make a declaration of its intention
c. Submit the proposal to State Government
d. invite suggestions / objections to the proposal

43. Rajiv Awas Yojana of the Central Government addresses housing need of :
a. MIG
b. LIG
c. Government Employees
d. Slums Dwellers

44. GRIHA is rating for green buildings given by:
a. Development Alternatives
b. Bureau of Energy Efficiency
c. The Energy and Resources Institute
d. Institute of Renewable Energy

45. If any modification needs to be carried out after publication of a Development Plan, the Planning Authority:
a. Submits proposed modification to State Government
b. Submits proposed modification to TCPO of Central Government
c. submits proposed modification to Director, Town Planning in the state
d. Cannot make modification after publication of Development Plan

46. A plot of Land has been reserved/allotted in the development plan. A period of 10 years has lapsed since such allotment/reservation without land having been acquired. In such a case (u/s 127, MR&TP Act) which of the following in correct:
a. Land gets automatically de – reserved
b. Owner has to serve notice to planning authority
c. Owner may straight away construct a house on the land
d. None of the above

47. A neighbourhood with a total area of 300 hectares has been planned for a gross density of 300 pph. If the residential area is 60% of the total area, then net density of the neighbourhood will be:
a. 200 pph
b. 450 pph
c. 500 pph
d. 650 pph

48. A Planning Authority can directly receive funds for implementation of Development Plan through :
a. Loan from Multilateral Agencies
b. Loan from Bilateral Agencies
c. Grant/loan from Government
d. All the above

49. ‘Desires Lines’ are associated with:
a. Demand and Supply analysis in Economic Planning
b. Origin-Destination analysis in Transport Planning
c. Cut and Fill analysis in Landscape Planning
d. Income analysis in Financial Planning

50. The rationale for increasing public participation in planning process is to:
a. Promote transparency and accountability
b. Increase the efficiency of service delivery
c. Improve the quality of decision making
d. All the above