MPSC Assistant Geologist Gr B Junior Geologist Group-B Combined Screening Test Question paper 2013


MPSC Assistant Geologist Gr B Junior Geologist Group-B Combined Screening Test Question paper 2013

  1. A project was ordered to be closed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. What kind of project was this?

(1) Thermal power project

(2) Hydel power project

(3) Copper smelter project

(4) Atomic power project

  1. The centre has denied funds to the largest irrigation project in the state of Maharashtra Which project is this?

(1) Koyna Dam

(2) Bhandardara

(3) Gosikhurd

(4) Vaitarna

Which of the answer is correct?

(1)  (a) only

(2)  (b) only

(3)  (c) only

(4)  (b) and (d) only

  1. The new strategic naval base being built on the east coast of India is:

(a) Project Samudra

(2) Project Padma

(3) Project Rohini

(4) Project Sagar

Which of the above answers is correct?

(1)  Only (a)

(2) Only (b)

(3) Only (c)

(4) None of the above

  1. The Governor returned a bill unsigned recently. Which bill was this?

(1) The Private Universities Bill

(2) Water Conservation Bill

(3) LBT Bill

(4) Land Registration Bill

  1. Who is the co-owner of the Rajasthan Royals team who has been called for questioning in the IPL spot fixing case?

(a) Vijay Mallya

(b) Srinivasan

(c) Raj Kundra

(d) Siddharth Trivedi

Which of the options given above is correct?

(1) (a) only

(2) (c) only

(3) (b) only

(4) (d) only

  1. The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has been granted asylum by which country?

(1) Iceland

(2) Equador

(3) Russia

(4) China

  1. Fill in the blank correctly:

The Indian Navy’s Lt. Cdr. Abhilash Tomy became the first Indian to circum navigation the earth in a________ solo, non-stop and unassisted.

(1) Navy Boat

(2) Water Boat

(3) Sailboat

(4) Neon Boat

  1. State whether the statement given below is correct or not?

Non-Governmental organization receiving allocation or provision of funds, has to be treated as a public authority under section 2 (h) of Right to Information Act, 2005.

(1) Correct

(2) Wrong

(3) Partly correct and party wrong

(4) Can’t say

  1. State whether True of False.

Darcy’s law does not express the flow through porous media.

(1) True

(2) False

(3) Neither true nor false

(4) None of these

  1. What is a watershed?

(1) It is a geologic area that drains water to a common point

(2) It is a geographic area that drains water to a common point

(3) It is a geographic area that drains water away from each other.

(4) None of the above

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct option.

Withdrawing ground water at a location adjacent to a river or lake so that lowering of the groundwater level will_______ water to enter the ground from the \surface source.

(1) Induce

(2) Incidental

(3) Spreading

(4) Pit

  1. What is the upper surface of zone of saturation termed as?

(1) Saturation level

(2) Ground level

(3) Water table

(4) None of these

  1. Complete the sentence with the correct option.

The fine – grained materials, yield water whereas coarse – grained materials, permit a substantial release of water and hence serve as________.

(1) Aquifer

(2) Aquiclude

(3) Aquifard

(4) Aquifuge

  1. What is the correct option to fill in the blank?

The flow rate through porous media is proportional to the head loss and_____ proportional release of water and hence serves as _______

(1) Aquifer

(2) Aquiclude

(3) Aquifard

(4) Aquifuge

  1. The term piezometric surface is related to which type of aquiclude?

(1) Sandstone

(2) Limestone

(3) Basalt

(4) Clay

  1. Which of the following is not a fe3mic mineral?

(1) Sandstone

(2) Limestone

(3) Basalt

(4) Clay

  1. Which of the following is not a femic mineral?

(1) Diopside

(2) Olivine

(3) Apatite

(4) Orthoclase

  1. In aerial photography what is primarily used to subdue the effect of atmospheric haze which may otherwise result in poor contrast of the ground detail as seen from the air?

(1) Filters

(2) Lens

(3) Camera

(4) None

  1. Water released under pressure from what kind of aquifer results into Artesian Springs?

(1) Unconfined

(2) Confined

(3) Semi confined

(4) Non confined

  1. Fill in the blank with one of the options given below.

Hydrofracturin g is done by Injection of water with _______ pressure in the borewellws.

(1) Low

(2) Medium

(3) High

(4) No

  1. What is a Littoral Zone of an Ocean?

(1) The zone of deep floor.

(2) The zone includes area between the low tide and continental shelf margin.

(3) The zone includes area between lamination zone and continental shelf.

(4) The area between the levels of the high tide and the low tide

  1. What are Dhands that are located in Sind and Western Rajputana?

(1) Alkaline and saline lakes

(2) Volcanic lake

(3) Formed by ocean action

(4) Acidic lake

  1. In what formations are tube wells generally contracted comprising a blind casing pipe and inand intake section of slotted casing pipe with gravel packing?

(1) Granite

(2) Quartzite

(3) Basalt

(4) Alluvial

  1. Amongst following bodies, two are concordant and two are discordant. Identify the correct option from the following:

(1) Sills, dykes, laccoliths, lopoliths

(2) Dykes, stocks, Laccoliths, lopoliths

(3) Batholiths, volcanic vent, dykes

(4) Lopoliths, phacoliths, laccoliths, sills

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct option:

West (1936) made detailed studies of the rocks in Deolapar part of the belt and deciphered the existence of a ______ structure.

(1) Nappe

(2) Fold

(3) Over thrust

(4) Dome

  1. Basalts are what kind of lavas in which plagioclase feldspar and the group of mafic minerals occur in approximately equal amounts?

(1) Mafic

(2) Mafesic

(3) Felsic

(4) Salic

  1. What are the Social aspects in groundwater management?

(1) Groundwater modeling

(2) Use of solar energy

(3) Use of G.I.S.

(4) Community participation and involvement of consumers in water resource management

28.Which Indian Personality has been appointed as the Director of Bank of America?

(1) Monteksing Ahluwalia

(2) Mukesh Ambani

(3) J.R.D Tata

(4) P. Chidambaram

  1. Who started the ‘Earth hour’ movement?

(1) World Wide Fund for Nature

(2) World Health Organisation

(3) International Monetary Fund

(4) Green Pease

  1. The Government of Maharashtra has declared the year 2011-12 as the________

(1) Food Security year

(2) Wildlife Protection year

(3) Tourism Year

(4) Literacy year

  1. Where is the first spice park of the country located?

(1) Kerala

(2) Rajasthan

(3) Maharashtra

(4) Uttar Pradesh

  1. The Constituency Reconstruction Commission has been formed four times i.e. in 1952, 1963, 1973 and______in India.

(1) 1983

(2) 1993

(3) 2002

(4) 2010

  1. Which two Acts have been enacted by the Government of India relating to Public Health?

(1) Health for Poor Act

(2) Public Health Act

(3) Health For All Act

(4) Clinical Established Act

(1) (b) and (d)

(2) (a) and (d)

(3) (b) and (c)

(4) (c) and (d)

  1. Which of the following is the rural development scheme of the state government?

(1) Ramai Awas Yojana

(2) Biogas

(3) Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana

(4) Indira Awas Yojana

  1. Which of the following amendments provided for Municipal Council for small cities and Municipal Corporation for metropolitan cities?

(1) 71st (9a)

(2) 72nd (9a)

(3) 73rd (9a)

(4) 74th (9a)

  1. What is the wavelength range of the visible spectrum detectable to the human eyes?

(1) 0.4 to 0.5 um

(2) 0.2 to 0.4 um

(3) 0.4 to 0.6 um

(4) 0.4 to 0.7 um

  1. How is the second order stream formed?

(1) Where one first order and one second

(2) Where two first order streams meet
(3) Where two second order streams meet

(4) All of these

  1. What does the intrusion of magna into more or less vertical fissures which cut across the bedding result in?

(1) Sills

(2) Phacoliths

(3) Dykes

(4) Current bedding

  1. Which of the following is the exogenesis geomorphic process?

(1) Diastrophism

(2) Volcanism

(3) Mass-wasting

(4) None of these

  1. What is the acceptable limit of chloride in water in mg/I to be potable?

(1) 100

(2) 125

(3) 250

(4) 500

  1. What is the ability to transmit water of the water bearing formation called?

(1) Porosity

(2) Specific yield

(3) Permeability

(4) None of these

  1. What technique is used to clean up squeezed and blocked fractures in bore holes?

(1) Jacket well

(2) FSC

(3) Hydro fracturing

(4) I rench

  1. What is the conventional method for artificial recharge?

(1) BBT

(2) FSC

(3) HF

(4) Underground bandhara

  1. How much is the acceptable limit of nitrate in water in mg/1 to be potable, as per B/S specifications?

(1) 42

(2) 45

(3) 52

(4) 60

  1. Which one of the following is the predominant source of energy for driving the hydrological cycle?

(1) Sun

(2) Wind

(3) Radioactivity

(4) None of these

  1. Which camera of 74 km swath width with 1.5 km overlap is used for taking images in IRS –IA, IB satellite?

(1) LISS – I

(2) LISS –II
(3) Band 6 and 7

(4) TM 4

  1. Which is the semi consolidated group in groundwater provinces of Maharashtra?

(1) Deccan Basalt

(2) Pre-cambrian sediments

(3) The Gondwana

(4) Crystalline rocks

  1. How should the potential electrodes be in electrical resistivity surveys, if D.C. Power is used?

(1) Steel pots

(2) Brass pots

(3) Porous pots

(4) Wooden pots

  1. What is a surface of erosion or non-deposition that separates younger strata from the older rocks?

(1) Dyke

(2) Fault

(3) Fold

(4) Unconformity

  1. In Drinking Water Quality Standards, what is the BIS permissible limit for fluoride?

(1) 1.8

(2) 1.2

(3) 1.5

(4) 1.6