UPPSC aka Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission organized written exam for UP PCS recruitment on 3rd August 2014, Sunday. There are two paper of CSAT level that are General Studies 1 and General Studies 2. Yesterday we prepare full written question paper of UPPSC General Studies 1 exam paper

Now the wait for second paper that was held in evening session and called General Studies-2 full questions and their answers are here at Solved Paper. We prepare answer of each and every exam paper question asked.

## UPPSC Pre 2014 General Studies-2 Questions-Answers:

17. A postman walked 7 kms. north from the post office to reach Mr. Singh’s house. He took a left turn and walked 4 kms. to reach Mr. Kumar’s house. He then took a right turn and walked 3 kms. to reach Mr. Sharma’s house. The distance between Mr. Sharma’s and Mr. Singh’s house is

• 5 kms.
• 6 kms.
• 4 kms.
• 7 kms

18. The missing number in the series
6,11,18,27,38,,66, is

• 41
• 49
• 51
• 59

Direction : In question Nos. 19 to 21, select the related word/letter/number from the given alternatives.

19. The missing number in the series
27,3,216,7. is

• 5
• 6
• 7
• 8

20. ALLAHABAD : DABAHALLA :: VARANASI : ?

• ISARANVA
• ISAVARAN
• ISANRAAV
• ISANARAV

21. MANGO : OCPIQ ::APPLE : ?

• CRRNG
• BQQMF
• XYYZW
• None of the above

22. Which ADC is not possible with sides given below ?

• A = 6, B = 7,C = 9
• A =-..f6, B = ‘1?.C = \[9
• A = 62, B = 72, C = 92
• A = 63, B = 73, C = 93

23. If a’ = b and bY = a, then xy = ?

• 1
• -1
• -2
• 2

24. Fill in the blank :

• 10
• 11
• 12
• 14

25. If n is divided by 7. the remainder is 4. If 3n + 1 is divided by 7 the remainder is :

• 0
• 5
• 1
• 6

26. If a = ‘\/0.25, b = 0.25, c = (0.25)2 and d = 0.05, then

• a < b < c < d
• h < c < d < a
• d < c < b < a
• None of the above

27. From an external point P tangents PA and PB are drawn to a circle with centre 0. If CD is tangent to circle al the point E and PB = 16 cms, AC = 7 cms, CD = 12 cms, then the perimeter of ti.PCD is

• 32 cms
• 31 cms
• 35 cms
• None of the above.

28.In an examination 35% of the students passed and 455 students failed. How many students appeared for the examination ?

• 490
• 700
• 845
• 1300

29. J\n article sells for 65. This price gives the retailer a profit of 30% on his cost. What will he the new retail price if he cuts his profit to 10% of the cost ?

• 42
• 45.5
• 50
• 55

30. In the following distribution, mean is

 x :3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 f 2 4 2 3 5 4 3 7
• 10
• 7
• 7.1
• 6.5

31. The mode of the given data is :

5, 7, 9, 3, 7, 3.7, 5, 7

• 1
• 7
• 3
• 9

32.  If 16.5% of 4800 of x, I.hen x is equal to

• 1156
• 1056
• 1456
• 956

33. Fill in the blank by choosing the connect answer from the alternatives given

 7 (51) 2 6 (40) 4 5 (28) ?
• 1
• 3
• 2
• 0

34.  The ratio of areas o( two triangles is 4 : 3 and the ratio of their heights is

• 7 : 16
• 9 : 16
• 16 :9
• 9 :8

61.  Consider the following statements :

Assertion (A) Interpersonal behaviour is mostly pushed by internal needs.

Reason (R) : People pull behaviours from each other too.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

• Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) explains (A) correctly.
• Bolh (A) and (R) arc true, but (R) does not correctly explain (A).
• (A) is true, hut (R) is false.
• (A) is false, but (R) is true.

62. Which of the following is an example of a non-verbal communication facilitator ?

• Eye contact
• Yelling
• Mumbling
• Jargon

63. In communication process, ‘to encode means to

• Try to create something new .
• Convert signals into neural impulses.
• Block communication pathway.
• Build up morale.

64. What is ‘context’ in terms of communication ?

• Effective dialogue.
• Physical and Psychological environment for conversation.
• An interference with message reception.
• Verbal and Non-verbal responses to messages.

65. Pelz Effect refers to :

• Supervisors supportiveness combined with lateral influence.
• Subordinates demand of supportiveness combined with lateral influence.
• Superiors supportiveness combined with low upward influence.
• Survivors supportiveness combined with adequate upward influence.

66. Consider the following statement :

Assertion (A) : Regulative rules of communication tell us what we should an<l should not do.

Reason (R) : In communication it is essential to structure and coordinate interactions.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

• Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A).
• Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
• (A) is true, but (R) is false.
• (A) is false, but (R) is true

67. Match items in Iist-I with those in List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists.

 List-I (Negative personal behaviour) List-II (Reason) A. One hand on back of neck 1. No longer listing B. Narrowing eyes 2. Exaggeration C. Stroking nose 3. Disapproval D. Glasses removal and putting them down 4. Disagreement

Codes:

 A B C D 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 3 1 4 2 2 4 1 3

68. Consider the following statements :

Statements : Lawyers marry only fair girls.

Shobha is very fair.

Conclusions : 1. Shobha is married to a lawyer.

2. Shobha is not married to a lawyer.

Of these conclusions

• Only 1 follows
• Only 2 follows
• Either 1 or 2 follows
• Neither 1 nor 2 follws

69. Consider the following statements :
Statements : All boys are honest. Surinder is honest.
Conclusions :1 . Surinder is a boy.
2. AU honest persons are boys. Of these conclusions

• Only 1 follows
• Only 2 follows
• Either 1 or 2 follows
• Neither l nor 2 follows

Direction (Q. Nos. 70 & 71) : Read the following carefully and answer the questions given below :

There are six children playing football. These are A, B, C, D, E and F. A and E are brothers. F is the sister of E. C is the only son of A’s uncle. B and D are the daughters of the brother of C’s father.

70. How is C related to F ?

• Cousin
• Son
• Brother
• Uncle

71. How many of the above football players are male ?

• One
• Two
• Three
• Four

72.  In a joint family there are following members : The father, mother, three married sons, one unmarried daughter. Of the married sons two have two daughters each and one has a son. How
many female members arc there in the family ?

• 2
• 6
• 3
• 9

73. Our tendency to evaluate our opinions and abilities based on comparison with other people and our preference for making comparisons with others similar to ourselves is known a:;

• Social categorization theory
• Social decision theory
• Social comparison theory
• Social identity theory

74. Consider the following statements :

Statements : The situation in this area still continues to be tense and out of control.

People are requested to remain in their homes only.

##### Assumptions :

I. There had been some serious incidents.
II. People will not go to offices
III. Normally will be restored shortly.
of these

• Only I is implicit.
• Only I and II are implicit.
• Only Iand m are implicit.
• None of the assumptions :is implicit.

75. Two skills associated with being a good listener are the ability

• to pay attention and to provide feedback.
• to pay attention and to mask your disinterest when necessary.
• to pay attention and to provide adequate leads in response to a given message.
• to listen more than one message at a time and to provide constructive criticism.

76. A technique that might be used by an active listener is to

• Describe the situation
• Express anxiety
• Para phrase the speaker’s words
• Offer a point of view often when in conversation

77. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the conclusions :

Statements :

All knowledge is good.
All knowledge is difficult.

Conclusions :

• All difficult things arc knowledge.
• Some good things are difficult.
• All good things are difficult .
• Easy thing s are not good .

78. Conception of the acts, outcomes and contingencies associated with a particular choice is known as a

• Decision frèe
• Decision base rate
• Decision ax.is
• Decision role

79. Errors in decision making occur because we use decision making heuristics :

• In an unplanned manner
• Haphazardly.
• Beyond the range for which they are intended.
• Without taking care of other aspects.

80. In decision making judging a sample on the basis or similarity and random looking appearance is known as

• Representativeness heuristic
• Availability heuristic
• Anchoring heuristic

81. Which one of the following explains setting up of a weak argument and attribute it to some one else so that you can knock it down ?

• Appeal to authority argument
• Appeal to fame argument
• The straw man argument
• Appeal to force argument

82.  There are five persons P, Q, R , S and T. One is a football player. one is a chess player and one is a hockey player. I’ and S are unmarried ladies and d is not participate in any game. None of the ladies play chess or football. There is a married couple in which T is the husband. Q is the brother of R and is neither a chess player nor a hockey player. Who is the football player ?

• P
• R
• Q
• T

83. If B says that b is mother is the only daughter of A’s mother, then what is the relation of A with B?

• Son
• Uncle
• Father
• Brother

84. A manager’s steps in a decision making process are given below . Arrange them in correct sequence and choose the correct answer.

1. Define the problem.
2. Identify the limiting factors.
3. Develop potential alternatives.
4. Establish a control and evaluation system.
• 1,4. 2, 3
• 1, 3, 4, 2
• 2, 1,3, 4
• 2, 4, 3, l

85.  A Quantitative technique for decision making that shows a incomplete picture of potential alternative decision paths is called

• The Delphi technique
• A decision tree
• Brain storming
• Pay hack analysis

86. AU, except one of the following are important strategies that a manager can use to create a more effective decision making environment Which one is not ?

• Encourage others to make decisions.
• Be ready to try new things.
• Relying solely himself/herself.
• Recognize the importance of quality information

87. A group effort of generating alternative ideas that can help a manager solve a problem is called

• The Delphi technique
• Out of the box thinking
• The nominal group technique
• Brain storming

88. Which one of the following is the odd one ?

• Babar
• Humayun
• Shershah
• Akbar

89. Which one of the following is different from the rest ‘!

• Sarnath
• Panipat
• Haldighati
• Kurukshetra

90. A is B’s sister. C is B’s mother . D is C’s father. E is D’s mother. Then bow is A related to D ?

• Grandmother
• Grandfather
• Daughter
• Granddaughter

91. Six families A, B, C, D, E and F are living in houses in a row. B bas F and D as neighbours, E ha A and C as neighbours, A does not live next to either F or D. C does not live next to D.Who are F’s next door neighbours ?

• B and E
• B and C
• B and D
• OnJy B

92. Which one of the following numbers in the sequence of numbers given below is different from the rest ?
22,33,99, 121,279,594

• 33
• 121
• 279
• 594

93. A message is

• A conspicuous signal which is above noise level.
• An ambiguous signal.
• A confounding stimulus.
• None of the above.

94. Find out which one of the following is different from the rest.

• Parrot
• Eagle
• Owl
• Hawk

95. Consider the following statements and select the correct conclusion:

Statements : Manas is a player.

All players are tall.

Conclusion :

• Manas is tall.
• All tall men are players.
• Tall men are nut players.
• Manas is not tall.

96. Sharp claws are needed by the tiger to kill animals in the forest.

• Definitely true
• Probably true
• Probably false
• Definitely false

97. Effective listening includes

• bias.
• detailed criticism
• filtering out points of disagreement.
• confirming one’s under-standing of a message.

98. Some components of the human communication process are given below. Select the correct sequence of their occurrence in a communication process.

1. Feedback
2. Message
3. Noise
• 1, 3, 2
• 2, 3, 1
• 2, 1, 3
• 1, 2, 3

99. Which one of the following explains our tacit understandings that allow people lo interpret  behaviour and that specify appropriate ways to communicate with others ?

• Communication perspective
• Communication models
• Communication rules
• Communication patterns

100. In interpersonal communication, ethics

• Increases barriers in understanding.
• Stand in the way of honesty.
• Is not worth considering.
• Is worth considering.
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