MPSC Maharashtra Engineering [Electrical-Mechanical] Services, Gr-B– 2014-Paper-1

MPSC Maharashtra Engineering [Electrical-Mechanical] Services, Gr-B– 2014-Paper-1

  1. “It is certain that the rose is the sweetest of flowers”

The above sentence is _________.

(1) Simple

(2) Complex

(3) Compound

(4) None of these

  1. “Time your meals”

The above sentence is______.

(1) Negative

(2) Affirmative

(3) Exclamatory

(4) None of these

  1. Choose the best phrase that explains the following word:


(1) Deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

(2) Getting fear of something

(3) More in quantity

(4) A fearful statue

  1. Identify the tense of the underlined verb.

She had had her lunch before she came.

(1) Simple past

(2) Past continuous

(3) Past perfect continuous

(4) Past perfect

  1. He travelled India a good deal when he was young.

Choose the best meaning of the underlined phrase _________.

(1) For doing business

(2) Often

(3) As a tourist

(4) In good faith

  1. Choose the adjective form of the following word:


(1) Economical

(2) Economic

(3) Both (1) and (2)

(4) Economics

  1. Choose one word for the following phrase. “Something that interests you because it is important or affects you”

(1) Issue

(2) Concern

(3) Approach

(4) Event

  1. Find out the correctly punctuated sentence from the following

(1) “What do you want, my boy?” asked the teacher.

(2) “What do you want?” my boy, asked the teacher.

(3) “What do you want my boy?” asked the teacher.

(4) “What do you want my?” boy asked the teacher.

  1. Fill up the blank with appropriate auxiliary verb:

If I were born again, I _______ be a non violent lion or tiger.

(1) Could

(2) Would

(3) Might

(4) Will

  1. Choose the alternative which explains the given word.


(1) Economically backward people

(2) Socially low people

(3) Untouchables

(4) Wage – earners

  1. Pick the correct choice from the ones given below:

To escape punishment, he must apologise.

He must apologise, _____

(1) So that he must be punished

(2) Or he will be punished

(3) Yet he will be punished

(4) Unless he will be punished

  1. Choose the correct Antonym for the following word:


(1) Nice

(2) Dirty

(3) Clean

(4) Pretty

  1. Choose the correct spelling:

(1) Beurocracy

(2) Burocracy

(3) Bureaucracy

(4) Buroocracy

  1. Choose the correct meaning for the phrase: –

To read between the lines

(1) To misunderstand

(2) To read too much meaning into something

(3) To see the writer’s concealed meaning

(4) To have bad eyesight

  1. Choose the correct alternative:

She _____ of marrying Sunil when she discovered he was already married.

(1) Had thought

(2) Was thinking

(3) Was being thought

(4) Thought

  1. Identify the part of speech of the italicised word in the following sentence:

Away, away! You scoundrel.

(1) Adverb

(2) Adjective

(3) Interjection

(4) Preposition

  1. I do not see eye to eye with you at least on this point.

The underlined phrase means _______ .

(1) To fight

(2) To abuse

(3) To agree

(4) become angry

  1. Choose the correct alternative:

(1) ‘The desire for wealth often tempts man to do evil.

(2) Desire for wealth often tempts a man to do evil.

(3) The desire for wealth often tempts a man to do evil.

(4) The desire for the wealth often tempts a man to do an evil.

  1. Use the correct alternative to complete the following conditional sentence.

They will probably move to France, if ____________ .

(1) They will get married

(2) They get married

(3) They married

(4) They would get married

  1. Fill in the blank by choosing appropriate words/phrases from the following:

Despite her illness, she remains actively _______ social work.

(1) Take care of

(2) Come along

(3) Engaged in

(4) Make the best of

Question numbers 21 to 25: Read the following passage and answer the questions given below:

There are many opinions concerning how people should be governed. Some of these ideas may seem strange to us, but each theory of government has been considered superior to all other forms of government by those who had faith in it. Most ideas on government, have worked out in practicing else than that originally held.

Anarchism is a good example of a theory that has not worked. Pierre Prudhon presented the theory that there is no need for laws or central authority. He believed that all property should be held in common and men be governed by free agreements. The agreements would be in force as they were acceptable to the individuals concerned. The success of anarchism in his theory would depend on the character, uprightness, and goodwill of the people involved. For many, anarchism presents a noble ideal based upon a great faith in man.

In our age, anarchism comes to mean something very different from what Prudhon proposed. Today it means a total disregard of law and order in an attempt to eliminate all authority, Bombs, violence and terror are all acceptable means to achieve the anarchist’s goal.

In one way, however, we have come to disagree with Democritus. Following his lead, for hundreds of years, men thought of atoms as solid little bits of matter. Newton spoke of them as being “so very hard as never to wear or break into pieces”. John Dalton, an English chemist, in 1807 called atoms “indivisible, eternal and indestructible”.

There seems little faith in man’s goodwill. In fact, anarchy today, is a synonym for confusion and disorder. This is far different from Prudhon’s ideal. There are many other theories of government that can be subjected to the same scrutiny.

  1. Little faith in man’s goodwill means:

(1) Having little faith

(2) man’s goodwill

(3) No faith at all

(4) Total faith

  1. Consider the following two sentences:

(a) Democritus was anarchist.

(b) John Dalton was faithful to man’s goodwill.

(1) (a) is true and (b) is false

(2) (a) is false and (b) is true

(3) Both are true

(4) Both are false

  1. According to passage what are the synonyms today for the word “Anarchy”.

(1) Indivisible, eternal and indestructible

(2) Never to wear or break into pieces

(3) Solid little bits of matter

(4) Confusion and disorder

  1. Prudhon’s theory of anarchism depends on:

(1) Good laws

(2) Man’s goodwill

(3) Individual leaders

(4) Religious faith

  1. Consider the following two sentences:

(a) Today anarchism represents a noble ideal.

(b) Prudhon’s theory of government depended on lawlessness.

(1) (A) is true and (b) is false

(2) (A) is false and (b) is true

(3) Both are true

(4) Both are false

  1. Choose the incorrect statement:

(1) Carbon monoxide reduces the quantity of hemoglobin in body.

(2) Ozone is useful for the growth of plants.

(3) Carbon dioxide is responsible for global warming.

(4) Floating particles cause lung diseases.

  1. The distance between two molecules __________ due to friction of two subtances.

(1) remains constant

(2) Increases

(3) Decreases

(4) Vanishes

  1. Choose the incorrect statement about stem cells:

(1) Stem cells are non-divisible.

(2) There are 220 types of stem cells in our body.

(3) Stem cells can be converted to any other kind of cells in the body.

(4) To replace dead tissues in the body, stem cells can be used.

  1. Which of the following is based on nuclear fusion?

(a) Production of sunlight

(b) Atom bomb

(c) Hydrogen bomb

(d) Electricity generation

Answer options:

(1) (a) and (b)

(2) (a) and (d)

(3) (b), (c) and (d)

(4) (a), (c) and (d)

  1. What from the following will be the best to test the purity of industrial products?

(1) Radio waves

(2) Ultra-Violet Radiations

(3) Isotopes

(4) Infra-Red Radiations

  1. Which of the following is not responsible for water pollution?

(1) Fertilizers

(2) Fungicides

(3) Pesticides

(4) Bleaching Powder

  1. Out of the following scientists, who invented the Urenus or Prajapati planet which is beyound Saturn?

(1) William Bessel

(2) Areban Laveria

(3) William Harshel

(4) John Harshel

  1. Choose the incorrect statement:

(1) Hydrogen is a complete fuel.

(2) Hydrogen is a complete environment compatible fuel.

(3) The calorific value of hydrogen is 20 times more than that of petrol.

(4) There are many problems in storage of hydrogen.

  1. The fruit productivity can be enhanced by the application of ______ rays on fruits and flowers.

(1) Alpha

(2) Beta

(3) Gamma

(4) X-ray

  1. What are the solar cells used to convert solar energy into electricity by solar photovoltaic mechanism are made up of?

(1) Carbon

(2) Boron

(3) Cadmium

(4) Silicon

  1. The pollen grains of Dhature are ______ in shape.

(1) Circular

(2) Triangular

(3) Boat shaped

(4) Elliptical

  1. Greiger-Muller counter is used to measure:

(1) Earthquake waves

(2) Radio activity

(3) Water pollution

(4) Sound pollution

  1. Generally _____ virus is responsible for Meningitis.

(1) Epiricania

(2) Azofos

(3) Japanese encephalitis

(4) Melonoluca

  1. The main reason for hair becoming grey is _______ .

(1) Hair dye

(2) Deficiency of vitamins

(3) Excessive tensions

(4) Improper nourishment of hair

  1. To avoid water pollution _________ should be mixed with sewage water.

(1) Benzene Hydroxide

(2) Hydrogen fluoride

(3) Carbon di-oxide

(4) Sulphur di-oxide

  1. Open Inflation theory related to Universe is associated with which of the following scientists?

(1) James I-Iickman

(2) Lienus Karl Polling

(3) Steephan Hawking

(4) Steevanson

  1. On what technology is the Indian Mobile Service dependent?

(a) G. S. M.

(b) C. D. M. A.

(c) W. L. L.

Answer options:

(1) Only (a)

(2) Only (b)

(3) (a) and (b)

(4) (a), (b) and (c)

  1. In India, out of various non-conventional energy sources ______ is the most established energy source.

(1) Solar energy

(2) Wind energy

(3) Geo-thermal energy

(4) Tidal energy

  1. The vinegar is _______ .

(1) Citric acid

(2) Acetic acid

(3) Sulphuric acid

(4) Nitric acid

  1. Which of the following is used to sterilize air in the operation theatre?

(1) Infra-Red Radiation

(2) Ultra-Violet Radiation

(3) Isotopes

(4) X-rays

  1. What kind of research is done in IUCAA at Pune?

(a) Astronomy

(b) Astrology

(c) Astrophysics

Answer options:

(1) (a) and (b)

(2) (b) and (c)

(3) (a) and (c)

(4) (a), (b) and (c)

  1. Which metal among the following has the highest resistance?

(1) Nickel

(2) Tungsten

(3) Zinc

(4) Copper

  1. “The volume of gas is inversely proportional to its pressure.” Who is the patron of this principle?

(1) Joseph Pristorlay

(2) ‘Thomas Gold

(3) Edison

(4) Robert Boyle

  1. In what orbit do the INSAT Satellites revolve?

(1) Circular and polar

(2) Elliptical and equatorial.

(3) Circular and equatorial

(4) Elliptical and polar

  1. What is RDX?

(1) Explosive

(2) Pesticide

(3) Herbicide

(4) Chemical Fertilizer

  1. Uranium 235 has:

(1) 235 Electrons

(2) 235 Protons

(3) 235 Neutrons

(4) 235 Protons and Neutrons together

  1. Which of the following cannot be identified as a natural radioactive element?

(1) Radon

(2) Uranium

(3) Radium

(4) Chromium

  1. Which gases are the main constituents of Biogas?

(1) Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide

(2) Methane and carbon dioxide

(3) Methane and carbon monoxide

(4) Butane and Isobutane

  1. In order to use C.N.G. as a vehicle fuel, it is stored in a cylinder at ______ times greater pressure than the atmospheric pressure.

(1) 60 -80

(2) 100 – 120

(3) 160 – 200

(4) 300 – 350

  1. Benzene Hexachloride is very effective as______

(1) Pain killer

(2) Stimulant

(3) Pesticide

(4) Herbicide

  1. Strawberry is _____ type of fruit.

(1) Composite

(2) Aggregate

(3) Capsular

(4) Lemon type

  1. The pen kept on the table remains stationary. This fact is an example of which Newton’s law of motion?

(1) First

(2) Second

(3) Third

(4) Fourth

  1. Radio waves are used in which of the following fields?

(1) Pharmaceutical science

(2) Industry

(3) Agriculture

(4) In all the above fields

  1. Where was the world’s tallest bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi unveiled in 2013?

(1) Mumbai

(2) Porbandar

(3) Ahmedabad

(4) Patna

  1. How many voters will be eligible to vote in the General Elections of 2014 approximately?

(1) 814.5 million

(2) 400.5 million

(3) 200.5 million

(4) 414.5 million

  1. Sachar Committee is related to:

(1) Scheduled Castes (S.C.)

(2) Other Backward Class (O.B.C.)

(3) Muslims

(4) All of the above

  1. Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme is related to:

(1) Education

(2) Global Warming

(3) Energy Efficiency

(4) Bharat Nirman

  1. Hydrometer is used to measure which of the following parameter?

(1) Specific – gravity of liquid

(2) Density of liquid

(3) Viscosity of liquid

(4) To measure percentage of hydrogen in air

  1. Consider the following statements about Chanda Kochar.

(a) Her name is included in Top Ten list of Fortune magazine.

(b) She is the managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ICICI Bank.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(1) Only (a)

(2) Only (b)

(3) (a) and (b)

(4) None of these

  1. Consider the following statements:

(a) Maharashtra Government declared its official Water Policy in July 2003.

(b) The Second Irrigation Commission established in 1995 was headed by Dr. Madhavrao Chitale.

(c) Water Audit is done by Maharashtra Government every year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(1) (a) and (b)

(2) (a) and (c)

(3) (b) and (c)

(4) Only (c)

  1. Indian Government increased the number of workdays from 100 to 150 days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) for:

(1) Scheduled Castes

(2) Tribals (Scheduled tribes)

(3) Rural people, below poverty line

(4) All those who are enrolled in the scheme

  1. Total number of electors in India has increased by about _______ crores during 2009 to 2014.

(1) Ten

(2) Thirteen

(3) Seventeen

(4) Twenty

  1. Consider the following statements:

(a) Arundhati Bhttacharya is the First Woman President of the State Bank of India.

(b) Usha Sangvan is the Managing Director of the Life Insurance Corporation of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(1) Only (a)

(2) Only (b)

(3) (a) and (b)

(4) None of these

  1. In 2014, the largest solar power plant in India has been launched in which of the following states?

(1) Uttar Pradesh

(2) Gujarath

(3) Maharashtra

(4) Madhya Pradesh