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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the core areas identified under the Bharat Nirman Programme ?

(a) Irrigation

(b) Rural electrification

(c) Drinking water supply 

(d) Rural housing

(e) Computer education in schools

2. TRAL, the name which we read very often in the newspapers, is a regulatory body associated with which of the following sectors ?

(a) Transport

(b) Travel and Tourism

(c) Technical Education

(d) Telecom

(e) None of these

3. The Finance Minister of India recently made a mention that Infrastructure Development in India should be done on PPP mode only. What is the full form of PPP?

(a) Public Private Partnership

(b) Purchasing Power Parity

(c) Purchase Produce Provide

(d) People’s Programme and Priority

(e) None of these

4. ‘Samjhauta Express’ runs between which of the following two stations ?

(a) New Delhi – Lahore

(b) New Delhi – Wagah

(c) Amritsar – Wagah

(d) Amritsar Lahore

(e) New Delhi – Islamabad

5. Bharat Nirman Programme does not cover which of the following areas?

(a) Rural housing

(b) Rural water supply

(c) Irrigation facilities

(d) Rural Employment

6. As per the news reports, MTNL recently launched its 3G services and became the first telecom operator to launch the same in India. What is the full form of ‘C’ in 3G?

(a) Global

(b) Generation

(c) Growth

(d) Gravity

(e) None of these

7. The facility which allows mobile subscribers to switch from one service provider to another without changing their mobile number is known as Mobile Number.

(a) Promotability

(b) Protectability

(c) Portability

(d) Permeability

(e) None of these

8. As per the newspaper reports, the Government of India made an auction of the third Generation (3G) Spectrum recently. Which of the following ministries was actively

involved in the process ?

(a) Ministry of Heavy Industries

(b) Ministry of Science and Technology

(c) Ministry of Commerce 

(d) Ministry of Foreign Affairs

(e) Ministry of Communication

9. Which of the following is/are considered a Renewable Source of energy ?

1. Wind Energy 

2. Solar Energy

3. Nuclear Energy

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Only 3 

(d) Only 1 and 2

(e) All 1, 2 and 3

10. Which one of the following is an abiotic and renewable resource ?

(a) iron ore

(b) livestock

(c) water

(d) forests

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11. Which kind of power accounts for the largest share of power generation in India ?

(a) hydro-electricity

(b) thermal

(c) nuclear

(d) solar

12. The train service Thar Express between India and Pakistan, originates in India from:

(a) Jaisalmer 

(b) Jodhpur 

(c) Bikaner 

(d) Barmer

13. Which one of the following National Highways is the longest ?

(a) NH-2

(b) NH-7

(c) NH-8

(d) NH-15

14. The money which the Government of India spends on the development of infrastructure in the country comes from which of the following sources ?

Pick up the correct statement(s).]

I. Loan from World Bank/ADB etc 

II. Taxes collected from the people 

II. Loan from RBI

(a) Only I

(b) Only II

(c) Only III

(d) BothI and II

(e) All I, II and III

15. Which of the following sectors is NOT considered ‘Infrastructure Sector’?

(a) Software

(b) Cement

(c) Petroleum

(d) Steel

(e) Power generation

16. Which of the following programmes is launched to develop basic infrastructure in the country ?

(a) Bharat Nirman Programme

(b) Technical Mission

(c) Special Economic Zones

(d) National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(e) None of these

17. Many times we read in the financial newspaper about the performance of the Core Sectors in the Economy. Which of the following is NOT included in the core sector of the


(a) Coal 

(b) Cement

(c) Steel 

(d) Oil and petroleum sector

(e) Auto sector

18. Which of the following programmes was launched in 2005 06 for creating infrastructure and basic amenities in rural parts of our country ?

(a) Janani Suraksha Yojana 

(b) Sarva Siksha Abhiyan

(c) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

(d) Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozagar Youjana

(e) Bharat Nirman Programme

19. The Government of India recently decided to create a Specific Financing Window forits ‘Mega Bharat Nirman Programme’. This specific financing window will operate through :



(c) SBI

(d) A group of selected Co-operative Banks

(e) None of these

20. Which of the following is a programme under which electric connections are given to people below the poverty line ?


(b) Kutir Jyoti

(c) Ganga Kalyan Yojana

(d) Sangam Yojana

(e) None of these

21. When was the first train steamed off in India?

(a) 1848 

(b) 1853

(c) 1875 

(d) 1880

22. Where was the electricity supply first introduced in India ?

(a) Kolkata

(b) Darjeeling

(c) Mumbai

(d) Chennai

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23. Which is the fastest running train on Indian railways ?

(a) Mumbai – Goa Superfast Express

(b) New Delhi – Lucknow Shatabdi Express

(c) New Delhi -Mumbai Rajdhani Express

(d) New Delhi – Chandigarh Shatabdi Express

24. Which from the following towns is NOT on the Golden Quadrilateral being created for the roads-infrastructure of the country ?

(a) Ajmer

(b) Ahmedabad

(c) Jabalpur

(d) Gaya

25. Which of the following towns is NOT on the Golden Quadrilateral being created for the roads-infrastructure of the country ?

(a) Chennai

(b) Hyderabad

(c) Visakhapatnam

(d) Bhuvaneswar

26. Which of the following is correctly matched with regard to thermal power projects?

(a) Korba -Uttar Pradesh

(b) Ramagundam – Tamil Nadu

(c) Talcher – Andhra Pradesh

(d) Kawas – Gujarat

27. Match the dams and States in which they are situated:

Dam                                  State

A. Hirakud                         1. Orissa

B. Mettur                           2. Tamil Nadu

C. Mahanadi .                   3. Chhattisgarh

D. Almatti                          4. Karnataka

Note : All Correct

28. The Tehri Hydro Power Complex is located in the State of:

(a) Uttarakhand

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Himachal Pradesh

(d) Sikkim

29. Which of the following produces maximum crude petroleum in India at present ?

(a) Assam

(b) Gujarat

(c) Off-shore Bombay High 

(d) Coastal Tamil Nadu

30. The Indian Railways is in the process of purchasing Bullet Train Technology from which of the following nations?

(a) France

(b) China

(c) Japani 

(d) Russia

(e) Spain

31. Which one of the following was the Chairman of the Committee on Pricing and Taxation of Petroleum Products?

(a) Raja J. ChelliahOai 

(b) C. Rangarajan

(c) Y.V. Reddy

(d) Abid Hussain

32. Which one of the following is the oldest oil refinery in India ?

(a) Digboi

(b) Koyali

(c) Haldia

(d) Mathura

33. Which one of the following Committees/Commissions was formed to study and suggest pricing for oil and natural gas sectors in India ?

(a) B. K. Chaturvedi Committee

(b) Sachar Committee

(c) B. N. Srikrishna Commission

(d) M. Veerappa Moily Commission

34. The concept of sustainable development relates to:

(a) Consumption levels

(b) Exhaustible resources

(c) Intergenerational equity 

(d) Social Equity

35. Which is NOT the Economic Infrastructure ?

(a) Roads

(b) Railways

(c) Education and Health

(d) Power 

36. The first electric train (Deccan Queen) of India was run between :

(a) Kalyan and Pune

(b) Mumbai and Surat

(c) Howrah and Delhi

(d) Delhi and Chennai

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37. The Rural Infrastructure Fund set up in 1995-96, is maintained by the:

(a) Reserve Bank of India

(b) State Bank of India

(c) National BankforAgricultureand Rural Development

(d) Regional Rural Bank

38. Bharat Nirman Scheme of the UPA Government does NOT include:

(a) Rural Water Supply Project 

(b) Irrigation Benefit Programme

(c) Rural Electrification

(d) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan 

39. Consider the following statements: 

1. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh launched the JawaharLal Nehru Urban Renewable Mission in December 2005.

2. The Mission will have an initial corpus of Rs. one lakh crore.

3. Initially only 28 State capitals will benefit from the Mission.

4 The Mission aims to provide food for work to the urban poor.

Which of the above statement (s) is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) All the four

40. Bharat Nirman Programme envisages the creation of

(a) 10 million additional job during 2008-09

(b) 10 million hectares of additional irrigation during 2005-09

(c) 1 lakh kilometres of rural roads during 11th Plan

(d) LT. Park in all districts of the country during 11th

41. Which of the following is NOT a component of Bharat Nirman Programme?

(a) Agro-based industries 

(b) Rural electrification

(c) Rural housing 

(d) Rural telephony

42. Which of the following is NOT covered under Bharat Nirman ?

(a) Rural Housing

(b) Rural Hospitals

(c)Rural Water Supply 

(d) Rural Electrification

43. Which of the following items of works are included in Bharat Nirman? Find your answer with the help of given codes.

1. Accelerated irrigation benefits programme

2. Inter-linking of River Projects

3. Scheme for repair, renovation and restoration of water bodies

4. Rehabilitation of displaced persons due to irrigation projects


(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only 

(d) All of these

44. The nodal agency for implementing the ‘Rural Infrastructure Development Fund Programmes’ is:


(b) State Bank of India

(c) State Co-operative Bank 

(d) Reserve Bank of India

45. Bharat Nirman Yojana is related to:

(a) Infrastructure development

(b) Foodgrain production self sufficiency

(c) Family Welfare programme

(d) None of these

46. Bharat Nirman includes:

1. Bring an additional one crore hectares under assured irrigation

2. To provide road connectivity to all villages that have a population of 2000

3. To give telephone connectivity to the remaining villages

Select the correct answer from the codes given below: 


(a) 1 and 2 are correct

(b) 1 and 3 are correct

(c) 2 and 3 are correct

(d) None of these

47. Bharat Nirman Plan is associated with development of :

(a) Urban infrastructure

(b) Rural infrastructure

(c)Information Technology 

(d) Bridges and Roads

48. .. is NOT a Nuclear Power Centre 

(a) Narora 

(b) Kakrapar

(c) Chamera

(d) Kota

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49. Hydel power potential is the highest in case of…

(a) Brahmaputra basin

(b) Ganga basin 

(c) East flowing rivers of South India 

(d) West flowing rivers of South India

50. The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) was set up in :

(a) 1956

(b) 1957 

(c) 1959

(d) 1961 

51. With which one of the following has the B.K. Chaturvedi Committee dealt ?

(a) Review of Centre-State relations

(b) Review of Delimitation Act

(c) Tax reforms and measures to increase revenues

(d) Price reforms in the oil sector

52. Which one of the following brings out the publication called ‘Energy Statistics’ from time-to-time ?

(a) Central Power Research Institute 

(b) Planning Commission 

(c) Power Finance Corporation Ltd

(d) Central Statistical Organisation

53. Among other things, which one of the following was the purpose for which the Deepak Parekh Committee was constituted ?

(a) To study the current socio-economic conditions of certain minority communities

(b)To suggest measures for financing the development of infrastructure

(c) To frame a policy on the production of genetically modified organisms 

(d) To suggest measures to reduce the fiscal deficit in the Union Budget

54. In the context of India’s Five Year Plans, a shift in the pattern of industrialisation, with lower emphasis on heavy industries and more on infrastructure begins in

(a) Fourth Plan

(b) Sixth Plan

(c) Eighth Plan

(d) Tenth Plan 

55. Despite having large reserves of coal, why does India import millions of tonnes of coal ?

1. It is the policy of India to save its own coal reserves for the future, and import it from other countries for the present use.

2. Most of the power plants in India are coal-based and they are not able to get sufficient supplies of coal from within the country.

3. Steel companies need large quantity of coking coal which has to be imported

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only 

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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