Himachal Pradesh High Court successfully conducted the exam for post of Clerk / Proof Readers & Junior Office Assistants in Subordinate Courts of Himachal Pradesh on 27 December 2015. Thousands of candidate appeared in this exam which held in the various selected center all over the Himachal Pradesh state. An Official Answer Key of Himachal Pradesh High Court Clerk/Proof Readers will be available soon on official website. hphighcourt.nic.in.  

Before Official Answer Key Solved Paper team providing you a tentative and unofficial Answer Key of Himachal Pradesh High Court Clerk. This Exam paper has consists 100 questions with 1/3rd negative marking for incorrect answer. So eager candidate can check their performance in the examination here. below the correct answer highlighted in Bold letters.

Organization Name: Himachal Pradesh High Court
Official website: hphighcourt.nic.in
Exam Name: clerk
Exam Date: 27 December 2015
Official Answer Key: Available Soon
Unofficial Answer Key: Available

HP High Court Answer Key 27 December 2015:

  1. Kathak is a classical dance of
    (a) North India
    (b) Tamilnadu
    (c) Manipur
    (d) Kerala
  2. The head quarters of Sahitya AKademi is at
    (a) Mumbai
    (b) Chennai
    (c) New Delhi
    (d) Kolkata
  3. The dance encouraged and performance from the temple of Tanjore was
    (a) Kathakali
    (b) Odissi
    (c) Kathak
    (d) Bharatnatyam
  4. The last Mahakumbh of the 20th Century was held at
    (a) Nasik
    (b) Ujjain
    (c) Allahabad
    (d) Haridwar
  5. The National Song of India was composed by
    (a) Rabindranath Tagore
    (b) Bankim Chandra Chatterji
    (c) Iqbal
    (d) Jai Shankar Prasad
  6. The island of Sri Lanka formerly known as
    (a) Madagascar
    (b) Tasmania
    (c) Ceylon
    (d) None of the above
  7. The islands of Seychelles are located in the
    (a) Arctic Ocean
    (b) Atlantic Ocean
    (c) Indian Ocean
    (d) Pacific Ocean
  8. The length of the day is determined in
    (a) astronomical units
    (b) solar terms
    (c) length of hours
    (d) None of the above
  9. The islands with coral covered surfaces in Bay of Bengal are
    (a) Andaman islands
    (b) Nicobar islands
    (c) both (A) and (B)
    (d) None of the above
  10. The longest ship canal in the world is the
    (a) St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)
    (b) Suez canal, Egypt
    (c) Kiel canal, Germany
    (d) Panama canal, Central America
  11. Youdieki who set up a new world record in 10,000 meters race, belong to
    (a) Australia
    (b) Canada
    (c) Kenya
    (d) Mexico
  12. Jeev Milkha Singh is associated with which sports?
    (a) Volleyball
    (b) Golf
    (c) Athletics
    (d) Hockey
  13. Amar Singh Sokhi is remembered for his performance in?
    (a) Archery
    (b) Cycling
    (c) Swimming
    (d) Athletics
  14. How many players are there in Kabbadi team?
    (a) 11
    (b) 9
    (c) 5
    (d) 7
  15. In which city the Asian Games first took place?
    (a) Hong kong
    (b) Tokyo
    (c) New Delhi
    (d) Kuala Lampur
  16. Who invented Bifocal Lens?
    (a) Alfred B. Nobel
    (b) Thomas Alva Edison
    (c) Benjamin Franklin
    (d) Rudolf Diesel
  17. When were bar code scanners invented?
    (a) 1940s
    (b) 1950s
    (c) 1970s
    (d) 1960s
  18. Who among the following invented the small pox vaccine?
    (a) Robert Koch
    (b) Edward Jenner
    (c) Robert Hooke
    (d) Louis Pasteur
  19. Which insurance salesman invented the fountain pen in 1884?
    (a) Lewis Edson Waterman
    (b) Sir William Grove
    (c) Charles Kettering
    (d) George Fountain
  20. Who had an explosive idea and first patented DYNAMITE?
    (a) J. R. Gluber
    (b) A. Nobel
    (c) G. Fawks
    (d) W. Bickford
  21. QAR, RAS, SAT, TAU, _____
    (a) UAV
    (b) UAT
    (c) TAS
    (d) TAT
  22. DEF, DEF2, DE2F2, _____, D2E2F3
    (a) DEF3
    (b) D3EF3
    (c) D2E3F
    (d) D2E2F2
  23. QPO, NML, KJI, ______, EDC
    (a) HGF
    (b) CAB
    (c) JKL
    (d) GHI
  24. JAK, KBL, LCM, MDN, _____
    (a) OEP
    (b) NEO
    (c) MEN
    (d) PFQ
  25. BCB, DED, FGF, HIH, _____
    (a) JKJ
    (b) HJH
    (c) IJI
    (d) JHJ

Find the odd man out.

  1. 331, 482, 551, 263, 383, 362, 284
    (a) 263
    (b) 383
    (c) 331
    (d) 551
  2. 835, 734, 642, 751, 853, 981, 532
    (a) 751
    (b) 853
    (c) 981
    (d) 532
  3. 41, 43, 47, 53, 61, 71, 73, 81
    (a) 61
    (b) 71
    (c) 73
    (d) 81
  4. 3, 5, 7, 12, 17, 19
    (a) 19
    (b) 17
    (c) 5
    (d) 12
  5. 16, 25, 36, 72, 144, 196, 225
    (a) 36
    (b) 72
    (c) 196
    (d) 225

Directions to Solve
Read the each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘D’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

  1. (Solve as per the direction given above)
    (a) To facilitate exports and improve sales in the domestic market
    (b) Some of the improvised fabrics and garments fabricated out from them
    (c) are displayed in the main pavilion.
    (d) No error
  2. (Solve as per the direction given above)
    (a) Both of you two
    (b) can come with me
    (c) to the play tonight
    (d) No error.
  3. (Solve as per the direction given above)
    (a) No sooner did the sun rise
    (b) when we took a hasty breakfast
    (c) and resumed the journey
    (d) No error.
  4. (Solve as per the direction given above)
    (a) The charges in this hospital
    (b) are less than
    (c) the hospital near my house
    (d) No error
  5. (Solve as per the direction given above)
    (a) The brakes and steering failed
    (b) and the bus ran down the hill
    (c) without anyone being able control it
    (d) No error

Directions to Solve
In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

  1. MELD
    (a) To soothe
    (b) Merge
    (c) Purchase
    (d) Glisten
  2. LYNCH
    (a) Hang
    (b) Madden
    (c) Kill
    (d) Shoot
    (a) Torment
    (b) Chastisement
    (c) Harassment
    (d) Terror
    (a) Ripe
    (b) Cheap
    (c) Plenty
    (d) Absent
    (a) Part
    (b) Quarter
    (c) Whole
    (d) Half
  6. The term ‘Computer’ is derived from
    (a) Latin
    (b) German
    (c) French
    (d) Arabic
  7. Who is the father of Computer?
    (a) Allen Turing
    (b) Charles Babbage
    (c) Simur Cray
    (d) Augusta Adaming
  8. A CPU contains
    (a) a card reader and a printing device
    (b) an analytical engine and a control unit
    (c) a control unit and an arithmetic logic unit
    (d) an arithmetic logic unit and a card reader
  9. ……….. is combination of hardware and software that facilitates the sharing of information between computing devices.
    (a) network
    (b) peripheral
    (c) expansion board
    (d) digital device
  10. Which of the following statements is true?
    (a) Minicomputer works faster than Microcomputer
    (b) Microcomputer works faster than Minicomputer
    (c) Speed of both the computer is the same
    (d) The speeds of both these computers cannot be compared with the speed of advanced
  11. Which device is required for the Internet Connection?
    (a) Joystick
    (b) Modem
    (c) CD Drive
    (d) NIC Card
  12. ALU is
    (a) Arithmetic Logic Unit
    (b) Array Logic Unit
    (c) Application Logic Unit
    (d) None of the above
  13. VGA is
    (a) Video Graphics Array
    (b) Visual Graphics Array
    (c) Volatile Graphics Array
    (d) Video Graphics Adapter
  14. Junk e-mail is also called
    (a) spam
    (b) spoof
    (c) sniffer script
    (d) pool
  15. Hackers
    (a) all have the same motive
    (b) break into other people’s computers
    (c) may legally break into computers as long as they do not any damage
    (d) are people who are allergic computers
  16. Squadron leader Rakesh Sharma was India’s first man to go into space. He was _____ cosmonaut to be in space in the world.
    (a) 12th
    (b) 107th
    (c) 139th
    (d) 151st
  17. Satellite launching station is located at
    (a) Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)
    (b) Solapur (Maharashtra)
    (c) Salem (Tamilnadu)
    (d) Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)
  18. Shaurya Chakra made up of bronze is awarded for
    (a) gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy
    (b) most conspicuous bravery for some act of self-sacrifice
    (c) gallantry in the presence of enemy
    (d) None of the above
  19. Thomas Cup is associated with
    (a) badminton
    (b) billiards
    (c) lawn tennis
    (d) table tennis
  20. Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar received Bharath Ratna in
    (a) 2000
    (b) 2001
    (c) 2002
    (d) 2003
  21. Shankrachrya was founder of
    (a) Buddhism
    (b) Jainism
    (c) Arya Samaj
    (d) Advaitic philosophy
  22. Seupture flourished during
    (a) Egyptian civilization
    (b) Indus valley civilization
    (c) Chinese civilization
    (d) None of the above
  23. Rajiv Gandhi, Price Minister of India, was assassinated in
    (a) 1961
    (b) 1971
    (c) 1981
    (d) 1991
  24. Raja Rammohan Roy
    (a) was a social reformer who tried to eradicate sati, purdah and child marriage
    (b) advocated widow remarriage and woman’s education
    (c) was the founder of the Brahmo Samaj
    (d) All of the above
  25. South Indian temples have
    (a) tall towers with curving side that taper at the top
    (b) gateway towers shaped like trapezoidal pyramids
    (c) both are correct
    (d) None of the above
  26. Rabindranath Tagore is also known as
    (a) Guruji
    (b) Gurudev
    (c) Mahamana
    (d) Netaji
  27. Raj Kapoor received Dada Saheb Phalke Award in
    (a) 1986
    (b) 1987
    (c) 1988
    (d) 1989
  28. The ‘Red Triangle’ symbol denotes
    (a) Air India
    (b) family planning
    (c) culture and civilization
    (d) None of the above
  29. Rohinton Baria Trophy is associated with
    (a) football
    (b) hockey
    (c) cricket ‘Inter-University’
    (d) inter-university sports and athletics
  30. Rangaswamy cup is associated with
    (a) archery
    (b) cricket
    (c) football
    (d) hockey
  31. Rivers Tigris and Euphrates are associated with?
    (a) Mesopotamian Civilization
    (b) Egyptain Civilization
    (c) Harappan Civilization
    (d) Chinese Civilization
  32. Which is considered as oldest civilization of the world?
    (a) Mesopotamian Civilization
    (b) Egyptain Civilization
    (c) Harappan Civilization
    (d) Chinese Civilization
  33. Which among following is called “Gift of the Nile”?
    (a) China
    (b) India
    (c) Iraq
    (d) Egypt
  34. When ancient Olympic games first held?
    (a) 776 BC
    (b) 780 BC
    (c) 790 BC
    (d) 800 BC
  35. Who is knowns as the father of Modern Medicine?
    (a) Euclid
    (b) Pythagoras
    (c) Hippocrates
    (d) Erastosthenes
  36. Himachal Pradesh is famous as
    (a) The land of Snow
    (b) The Fruit Bowl of India
    (c) The Apple State of India
    (d) All
  37. Himachal was declared a hill state in
    (a) 1965 AD
    (b) 1964 AD
    (c) 1966 AD
    (d) 1963 AD
  38. Which District has the lowest area?
    (a) Bilaspur
    (b) Hamirpur
    (c) Kullu
    (d) Sirmour
  39. Himachal is bigger in size than
    (a) Punjab
    (b) Goa
    (c) Sikkim
    (d) All
  40. In the north, H.P. is bounded by Zanskar valley of
    (a) Pir Panjal
    (b) Jammu and Kashmir
    (c) Shivalik
    (d) Dhaulandhar
  41. Where are ‘Luhnu’ and ‘Sandhu’ grounds located in H.P.?
    (a) Chamba
    (b) Bilaspur
    (c) Sirmaur
    (d) Mandi
  42. Which of the following districts of H.P. are fully situated in Shivalik zone?
    (a) Mandi
    (b) Una
    (c) Chamba
    (d) Solan
  43. Which place is known as ‘The Little Greece” in Himachal”?
    (a) Malana (Kullu)
    (b) McLeodganj
    (c) Palampur
    (d) Kasol
  44. Chandrakhani (crescent shaped or lunar sickle) pass is located in
    (a) Kinnaur
    (b) Kullu
    (c) Dharamshala
    (d) Shimla
  45. Satluj enters Himachal from Tibet near a village Namgia at a place called.
    (a) Shipki-la
    (b) Chipki
    (c) Bara Bhangal
    (d) Beas Kund
  46. Which is the place near Dalhousie from where one can have a full view on a clear day of three main rivers of Himachal namely Beas, Ravi and Chenab?
    (a) Dain Kund
    (b) Nehru Kund
    (c) Beas Kund
    (d) Bhain Kund
  47. River Beas originates from a place near Rohtang Pass (3,978), which is called as
    (a) Bhain Kund
    (b) Beas Kund
    (c) Bheem Kund
    (d) Dain Kund
  48. Government has planned the channelization of Swan. This river also called as
    (a) Una’s Sorrow
    (b) Una’s Joy
    (c) Una’s Pride
    (d) Beet Sorrow
  49. How many villages got submerged during the information of Bhakra dam?
    (a) 256
    (b) 356
    (c) 456
    (d) 156
  50. Which place in H.P. is considered to be the point of once famed Saraswati river?
    (a) Kupar Peak in Shimla
    (b) Near Nahan in Sirmaur
    (c) Near Manali
    (d) Near Mandi
  51. The temple at the top of Churdhar is
    (a) Durga Temple
    (b) Shiva Temple
    (c) Kali Temple
    (d) Kamaksha Temple
  52. Where did captain Hodgson and Lieutenant Herbert establish a station for pursuing their great Trigonometrial operations to determine the altitude of Himalayan mountain range which is clearly visible from this place?
    (a) Hatu Peak
    (b) Shali peak
    (c) Kupar Peak
    (d) Triund Peak
  53. What is the name of that large natural spring at village Dharwas, 9 km. from Pangi, from where water used to be sent to the Raja of Chamba?
    (a) Tilmili
    (b) Rimjhim
    (c) Nag Spring
    (d) Nagni Spring
  54. How are irrigated and unirrigated soils locally called in various parts of Knagra District?
    (a) Kuhli (irrigated) (dependent on rainfall)
    (b) Ropa Neol (irrigated), Bathal (Unirrigated)
    (c) Bahand Banjar (Barren land), Ek-fasli (onecrop),Do-fasli (two crops)
    (d) none
  55. What is silviculture in Forest Management?
    (a) Mining
    (b) Scientific planting of trees
    (c) Soil Conservation
    (d) all
  56. Grazing pastures for cattle in Himachal are locally called as
    (a) Thach
    (b) got
    (c) Dhar
    (d) All
  57. Shivalik Fossil Park at Saketi, a small village about 14 km, from Nahan at the border of Himachal and Haryana, was established in the year
    (a) 1983 AD
    (b) 1974 AD
    (c) 1964 AD
    (d) 1954 AD
  58. The main animals of the Pin Valley National Park are
    (a) Ibex
    (b) Snow Leopard
    (c) Both
    (d) None
  59. What is true about ‘Chamurthi Horses’?
    (a) Chamurthi is a small mountain horse of the Indian Himalayas.
    (b) This breed of horses is sure-footed and the best mode of transportion in a remote and hard areas
    (c) Chamurthi trots on its laterals rather than diagonals, enabling the rider to sit comfortably while the horse trots for two to three hours at a time
    (d) All are true
  60. The King who banned the killing of rates in his state in Chamba was
    (a) Mushan Varman (820 AD)
    (b) Hari Varman
    (c) Dinkar varman
    (d) Sahil Varman
  61. The present Gujjar tribe in H.P. draw their lineage from
    (a) Sakas
    (b) Hunas
    (c) Aryans
    (d) Muguls
  62. The first European traveller to Chamba whose description of the daily routine throws light on the life of the then Raja of Chamba Charat Singh and tells us about the administrative system of Chamba, was
    (a) Vigne
    (b) Jigme
    (c) Naru
    (d) Maru
  63. Who shifted his capital from Sarahan to Rampur?
    (a) Raja Heer Singh
    (b) Raja Ram Singh
    (c) Deep Chand
    (d) Deen Chand
  64. Sirmaur was plundered by Temur in
    (a) 1390-91 AD
    (b) 1398-99 AD
    (c) 1400-92 AD
    (d) 1290-99 AD
  65. The first European to reach Kangra in 1615 AD was
    (a) Thomas Koryatt
    (b) Thomas Cook
    (c) William French
    (d) William Hey


  1. amit

    Q No. 56: Shankracharya was the founder of advait (Vedanta Philosophy)
    Q No. 60: option B is correct
    Q No 71: himachal is famous as fruit Bowl of India ref: rGupta’s book on himachal Gk

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