Research Assistant State Planning Board 434/2016 Answer Key 48/2018

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Post : Research Assistant State Planning Board
Department : Higher Secondary Education
Category Code : 434/16
Qualification : Masters Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Agricultural Statistics / Mathematics / Statistics / Commerce / Economic Statistics
Question Paper Code : 48/18
Date of Test : 11-04-2018



  1. “Das Capital” was published in which of the following languages?
    • English
    • Russian
    • German
    • French

  2. Who is the first woman writer to win the Jnanpith Award?
    • Kamala Surayya
    • Ashapoorna Devi
    • Arundhathi Roy
    • Mahaswetha Devi

  3. A Kerala dance form which is also known as KALIYATTAM
    • Koodiyattam
    • Kathakali
    • Theyyam
    • Ottam Thullal

  4. GUMAR is a dance of
    • Assam
    • Rajasthan
    • Maharashtra
    • Odhisha

  5. The country which is known as the land of White Elephants
    • Myanmar
    • Thailand
    • Nepal
    • Laos

  6. Which is the election symbol of the Republican Party of U.S.A.?
    • Lion
    • Eagle
    • Tiger
    • Elephant

  7. The first postage stamp was introduced by
    • U.S.A.
    • England
    • France
    • Canada

  8. The freedom fighter who is known as the Indian Bismark
    • Gopalkrishna Gokhale
    • B. G. Tilak
    • M. A. Ansari
    • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  9. National Panchayat is the Parliament of
    • Bhutan
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Nepal

  10. The newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner of India is
    • Ranjith Sinha
    • Rajeev Kumar
    • Achal Kumar Joti
    • Deepak Misra
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  11. Who is the last Diwan of Travancore?
    • C. P. Ramaswami Ayyar
    • P. G. N. Unnithan
    • P. Madhavarayar
    • K.A. Sankara Menon

  12. KARGIL VIJAY DIVAS is celebrated on
    • 14th May
    • 26th July
    • 21st September
    • 28th November

  13. The President of India who is elected with the lowest victory margin
    • N. Sanjeeva Reddy
    • R. Venkataraman
    • V. V. Giri
    • K. R. Narayanan

  14. Swami Vivekananda Airport is located in
    • Calcutta
    • Bhuvaneswar
    • Bhopal
    • Raipur

  15. Which among the following States, Constituted a Committee to expedite the possibilities of having its own State flag?
    • Telangana
    • Karnataka
    • Bihar
    • Punjab

  16. Wagon Tragedy memorial is at
    • Kottackal
    • Thanur
    • Beypore
    • Tirur

  17. The first Malayalee to become the Deputy Chairman of Rajyasabha
    • M.A. Baby
    • M.M. Jacob
    • P.J. Kurian
    • Vayalar Ravi

  18. Central Leather Research Institute is located in
    • Bengalooru
    • Hyderabad
    • Chennai
    • Nagpur

  19. “The Nation” is a newspaper published by
    • Balagangadhar Tilak
    • Bhagat Singh
    • Gopalkrishna Gokhale
    • M.A. Jinnah

  20. Who among the following is a leader of Paliyam Sathyagraha?
    • A.G. Velayudhan
    • K.P. Vallon
    • Kesavan Shastri
    • Pandit Karuppan

  21. What is India’s fiscal deficit during the financial year 2016 – 17?
    • 3.4
    • 3.2
    • 3.5
    • 3.8

  22. What is currency appreciation?
    • Official reduction in the value of currency
    • Fall the value of currency due to interaction of demand and supply
    • Official increase in the value of currency
    • Rise the value of currency due to interaction of demand and supply

  23. Rival but non-excludable goods are called
    • Common resources
    • Merit goods
    • Pure public goods
    • Private goods

  24. Who is the Chairman of 5th State Finance Commission?
    • M.A. Oommen
    • B.A. Prakash
    • Prabhat Patnaik
    • C. P. John

  25. Imposing different amounts of tax on people with different ability to pay is known as
    • Vertical imbalance
    • Vertical equity
    • Horizontal equity
    • Horizontal imbalance

  26. Who is the current Chairman of NITI Aayog?
    • Aravind Panagaria
    • Aravind Subramannian
    • Rajiv Kumar
    • Narendra Modi

  27. Which Committee adopted Cost of Living as the basis for identifying poverty?
    • Suresh Tendulkar Committee
    • Y. K. Alag Committee
    • Lakdawala Committee
    • National Planning Committee

  28. Which religious group in India has the highest rate of unemployment according to the 68th round of NSSO?
    • Muslims
    • Sikhs
    • Hindus
    • Christians

  29. SGRY launched in
    • April 1999
    • September 1999
    • September 2001
    • April 2001

  30. Who is the regulator of Capital Market in India?
    • RBI
    • Stock Exchanges
    • Ministry of Finance
    • SEBI

  31. Derivative Markets are part of
    • Forward Market
    • Spot Market
    • Primary Market
    • None of these
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  32. What is the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate of RBI fixed in August 2017?
    • 6.75%
    • 6.25%
    • 6.5%
    • 6%

  33. Which of the following commodity outside the ambit of GST?
    • Cream
    • Fruit juices
    • Hair Shampoo
    • Electricity

  34. What is the GDP growth rate of India during the financial year 2016 – 17?
    • 7.5
    • 7.1
    • 6.1
    • 6.5

  35. The agency responsible for preparing WPI in India
    • Labor Bureau
    • CSO
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industries
    • NAS

  36. What is ‘Inflation Tax’?
    • Degree of decrease in the value of cash
    • Imposing taxes to curb inflation
    • Reduction in tax at the time of inflation
    • None of these
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  37. Developing a budget from scratch is known as
    • ZBB
    • PPBS
    • Traditional Budgeting
    • PBB

  38. Which Committee appointed to review FRBM Act?
    • Abhijit Sen Committee
    • Rangarajan Committee
    • N.K. Singh Committee
    • Y.K. Alag Committee

  39. What is ‘Guillotine’?
    • Reduction of an amount from demands for grants
    • Passing demand for grants without discussion
    • Obtain temporary permission to meet expenditure
    • Permission to incur expenditure from consolidated fund

  40. What is the recommendation of 14th Finance Commission regarding State’s share of union tax?
    • 32%
    • 44%
    • 38%
    • 42%

  41. The length of time (minutes) that a certain boy speaks on the telephone is found to be a random phenomenon, with a probability function given by //f(x) = A e-x/3  for x>0//f(x) = 0. otherwise. The value of A, which makes the function of a probability density function is
    • 1
    • 3
    • 1/3
    • –1/3

  42. Basket of 15 oranges has an average weight of 200 gms. If an orange weighing 250 gms is taken out of the basket and is substituted by another weighing 235 gms, what would be the average weight of 15 oranges now in the basket?
    • 199 gms
    • 200 gms
    • 185 gms
    • 205 gms

  43. The positive square root of the arithmetic mean of squares of the deviations of the given values from their arithmetic mean is denoted as
    • Mean deviation
    • Standard deviation
    • Variance
    • Mode

  44. A bag contains 5 white and 3 black balls. Another bag contains 4 white and 7 black balls. A ball is randomly drawn from one of the bags and found to be black. What is the probability that it is from the first bag?
    • 3/16
    • 3/8
    • 10/19
    • 33/89

  45. For a normal distribution, the quartile deviation, the mean deviation and standard deviation are approximately in the ratio
    • 10 : 12 : 15
    • 12 : 10 : 15
    • 10 : 15 : 12
    • None of these

  46. Let X and Y are two independent Gamma variables. Then X/Y is distributed as
    • Gamma variate
    • Beta variate of first kind
    • Beta variate of second kind
    • Exponential

  47. Let X1 and X2 be two random variables following the density f(x) = e–x X > 0 then what is the distribution of Z = X1/X2?
    • Exponential
    • Gamma
    • t
    • F
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  48. A symmetric die is thrown 600 times. The lower bound for the probability of getting 80 to 120 sixes is
    • 80/20
    • 19/24
    • 8/24
    • 6/12

  49. The sampling error associated with a census study is
    • 0
    • 1%
    • 2%
    • 5%

  50. Which type of experimental design does not use the principle of local control in measuring variation among experimental units?
    • RBD
    • LSD
    • CRD
    • None of these

  51. The number of treatments in a 22 factorial experiment is
    • 1
    • 4
    • 3
    • 8

  52. If a sample is taken at random from a population, it is likely to posses almost the same characteristics as that of the population. This principle is called
    • Probability sampling
    • Law of inertia of large numbers
    • Non-probability sampling
    • Law of statistical regularity

  53. Let (X1, X2, X3) is a random sample of size 3 taken from N ( µ, σ2 ) . Let T1 = (X1 + X2 + X3)/3 and T2 = (X1 + 2X2 + 3X3)/6 be the estimators used to estimate µ. Which estimator is more efficient?
    • T1
    • T2
    • T1 and T2
    • None

  54. What is the variance of the sufficient estimator for estimating the parameter of the Poisson population on the basis of sample of size n?
    • n/λ
    • λ
    • λ/n
    • λ2

  55. A test that is used for testing the equality of means of several normal populations having unknown but common variance σ2
    • Chi-square
    • ANOVA
    • Normal
    • t

  56. Probability of rejecting a null hypothesis when it is true is called
    • Type 1error
    • Type 2 error
    • Power
    • Significance level

  57. If the two regression equations are 3x + 2y – 80 = 0 and 2x + 3y – 70 = 0, the value of correlation coefficient is
    • – 2/3
    • 2/3
    • – 1
    • 1

  58. The regression lines of Y on X and X on Y are Y = aX + b and X = cY + d. Then the ratio of the standard deviations of X and Y is
    • a/c
    • c/a
    • √(a/
    • √(c/a)

  59. In exponential trend equation Y = abx, the values of X and Y are in the form of
    • HP, AP
    • AP, GP
    • AP, HP
    • GP, HP

  60. The seasonal indices of sales of a firm in the following quarters are for Jan.– Mar.– 100, Apr. – Jun. – 89, Jul.– Sep. – 83, Oct.– Dec. – 128 respectively. If the total sales in Jan.– Mar. of the year be worth Rs. 10,000. How much worth of items should be kept in stock by the firm in Apr.– Jun. to meet the demand?
    • 400
    • 1,000
    • 8,900
    • 8,300

  61. Accounting for Intangible Assets are related to
    • AS – 10
    • AS – 12
    • AS – 24
    • AS – 26

  62. Which of the following errors are not revealed by the Trial Balance?
    • Compensating Errors
    • Errors of Commission
    • Wrong Balancing of an Account
    • Wrong totaling of an Account

  63. The determination of expenses for an accounting period is based on the principle of
    • Objectivity
    • Materiality
    • Matching
    • Periodicity

  64. Which financial statement represents the accounting equation “assets = liabilities + owners’ equity”?
    • Trading Account
    • Profit and Loss Account
    • Balance Sheet
    • Statement of Cash Flows

  65. The Database Schema is written in
    • HLL
    • DML
    • DDL
    • DCL

  66. The DBMS language component which can be embedded in a program is
    • The Data Definition Language
    • The Data Manipulation Language (DML)
    • The Database Administrator (DBA)
    • A Query Language

  67. Key to represent relationship between tables is called
    • Primary Key
    • Secondary Key
    • Foreign Key
    • None of these

  68. The full form of DDL
    • Dynamic Data Language
    • Detailed Data Language
    • Data Definition Language
    • Data Derivation Language

  69. Demand deposit also known as
    • Current Account
    • Fixed Deposit
    • Capital Account
    • Recurring Deposit

  70. Rediscounting and giving advance the Central Bank changes interest at a rate which is known as
    • CRR
    • SLR
    • Bank Rate
    • Credit

  71. _________ is an alpha-numeric code that uniquely identifies a bank branch participating NEFT system.
    • IFS
    • IFSC
    • FSC
    • RTGS

  72. In India, RTGS has been implemented on
    • 26 March 2004
    • 26 March 1998
    • 26 March 1994
    • 26 March 2002

  73. Marketing helps firms to increase their profits by
    • Increase in sales
    • Increase in production
    • Increase in price
    • Increase in customer

  74. Direct marketing refers to a communication between the _______ and _______ directly.
    • Seller and buyer
    • Firm and suppliers
    • Society and target market
    • Price and services

  75. The process of supplying products to all retail outlets is known as
    • Selective distribution
    • Exclusive distribution
    • Channel configuration
    • Intensive distribution

  76. Demographic segmentation refers to
    • The description of the people and their place in society
    • The description of the people’s purchasing behaviour
    • The location where people live
    • Geographic regions

  77. Financial decision involve
    • Investment, financing and dividend decision
    • Investment, financing and sales decision
    • Financing, dividend and cash decision
    • None of these

  78. The appropriate objective of an enterprise is
    • Maximisation of sale
    • Maximisation of owners wealth
    • Maximisation of profits
    • None of these

  79. ‘Bird in hand’ argument is given by
    • Walker’s Model
    • Gordon’s Model
    • MM Model
    • Residuals Theory

  80. Ploughing back of profit means
    • Dividend declared but not claimed by shareholders
    • Non-declaration of dividend in any year
    • Profit earned from illegal sources and employed in business
    • Retaining the earnings of business for future expansion programme



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  1. National panchayat is parliament of Nepal

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  2. 62 ) Ansswer A - Compensating Errors
    64 ) C - Balance Sheet

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