JKPSC Prelims 2023 Question Paper with Answer Keys (KAS Exam)

JKPSC Prelims 2023 Question Paper with Answer Keys (KAS Exam):


1. Immediately after the commencement of the examination, you should check that this Test Booklet does not have any unprinted or torn or missing pages or items etc. If so, get it replaced by a complete Test Booklet.

2. Please note that it is the candiate’s responsibility to encode and fill in the Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code A, B, C or D carefully and without any omission or discrepancy at the appropriate places in the OMR Response Sheet. Any omission/discrepancy will render the Response Sheet liable for rejection.

3. You have to enter your Roll Number on the Test Booklet in the Box provided alongside. Do not write anything else on the Test Booklet.

4. This Test Booklet contains 100 items (questions). Each item comprises of four responses (answers). You will select the response which you want to mark on the Response sheet. In case you feel that there is more than one correct response, mark the response which you consider the best. In any case, choose Only One response for each item.

5. You have to mark all your responses Only on the separate Response Sheet provided. See directions in the Response Sheet.

6. All items carry equal marks.

7. Before you proceed to mark in the Response sheet the response to various items in the Test Booklet you have to fill in some particulars in the Response Sheet as per instructions sent to you with your Admission Certificate.

8. After you have completed filling in all your responses on the Response Sheet and the examination has concluded, you should hand over to the Invigilator only the Response Sheet. You are permitted to take away with you the Test Booklet and Candiate’s Copy of the Response Sheet.

9. Sheets for rough work are appended in the Test Booklet at the end.

10. Penalty for wrong answers:

There will be Penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate.

(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong anaswer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank, i.e., no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

KAS Question Paper with Answer Keys:

(1) Among the following fungi, which is the cause of the Irish Potato Famine?
(A) Fusarium oxysporum
(B) Sclerotinia sclerotium
(C) Phytophthora infestans
(D) Sclerotium rolfsii

Ans: Phytophthora infestans (C)

(2) Which of the following lake types is called a ‘dead lake’?
(A) Torn Lake
(B) Paternoster Lake
(C) Kettle Lake
(D) Ox-bow lake

Ans: Ox-bow lake (D)

(3) Which of the following river DOESN’T drain in the Atlantic Ocean?
(A) R. Niger
(B) R. Parana
(C) R. St. Lawrence
(D) R. Zambezi

Ans: R. Zambezi (D)

(4) Which one of the bacteria is responsible for the production of methane (biogas) from the Methanogens present in the animal?
(A) Paramoecium
(B) Mycoplasma
(C) Cyanobacteria
(D) Archaebacteria

Ans: Archaebacteria (D)

(5) Presbyopia occurs due to the
(A) Eyeball has become too small
(B) Elongation of the eyeball
(C) Gradual weakening of the ciliary muscles
(D) Excessive curvatures of the eye lens

Ans: Gradual weakening of the ciliary muscles (C)

(5) Consider the statement “Chemistry is the science of molecules and their transformations. It is the science not so much of the one hundred elements but of the infinite variety of molecules that may be built from them.” The above Statement was given by
(A) Linus Carl Pauling
(B) Marie Curie
(C) Robert Bunsen
(D) Roald Hoffmann

Ans: Roald Hoffmann (D)

(6) Natality refers
(A) To the number of births during a given period in the population that are added to the initial density.
(B) To the number of deaths in the population during a given period.
(C) To the number of individuals of the same species that have come into the habitat from elsewhere during the time period under consideration.
(D) To the number of individuals of the population who left the habitat and went elsewhere during the time period under consideration.

Ans: To the number of births during a given period in the population that are added to the initial density. (A)

(7) Litmus solution is a purple dye extracted from
1. Hibiscus
2. Lichen
3. Lotus
4. Lily

The correct statement/s is/are
(A) 1 and 3 only
(B) 2 only
(C) 3 and 4 only
(D) 4 only

Ans: 2 only (B)

(8) Consider the following pairs:
1. Planaria — Budding
2. Spirogyra — Fragmentation
3. Amoeba — Regeneration
4. Yeast — Fission

The correct statement/s is/are
(A) Only one pair
(B) Only two pairs
(C) Only three pairs
(D) All four pairs

Ans: Only one pair (A)

(9) Match the following List 1 with List 2 and choose the correct answer from the codes

1. Pituitaryi. Thyroxin
2. Pancreasii. Adrenalin
3. Thyroidiii. Growth hormone
4. Adrenaliv. Insulin

Choose the correct option:


Ans: iii, iv, i, ii (D)

(10) Arrange the following categories on the order of mitotic cell division:
1. Prophase
2. Metaphase
3. Anaphase
4. Telophase

The correct order is
(A) 1, 2, 3, 4
(B) 3, 2, 1, 4
(C) 3, 4, 1, 2
(D) 1, 4, 3, 2

Ans: 1, 2, 3, 4 (A)

(11) Consider the following statements:

  1. When a ray of light travelling from a rarer medium to a denser medium slows down and bends towards the normal.
  2. When it travels from a denser medium to a rarer medium, it speeds up and bends away from the normal
    The correct statement/s is/are
    (A) 1 only
    (B) 2 only
    (C) Both
    (D) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: Both (C)

(12) When an object is kept at infinity, the nature of the image formed by the convex lens is
1. Real
2. Inverted
3. Virtual
4. Upright

The correct answer/s is/are
(A) 1 and 2 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 3 and 4 only
(D) All the above

Ans: 1 and 2 only (A)

(13) Consider the following
1. Haemophilia
2. Cystic fibrosis
3. Sickle-cell anaemia
4. Down’s Syndrome

How many of the above are Mendelian Disorders?
(A) Only one
(B) Only two
(C) Only three
(D) All

Ans: Only three (C)

(14) 1. Yarlung Zangpo River acts as the actual geographical barrier between the distributions of these two species.

2. The facial colour of the Chinese Red Panda is redder than the Himalayan Red Panda.
The effective correct statement/s about the Himalayan and Chinese Red Panda is/are.
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 2 only
(D) None of the above

Ans: 1 and 2 only (C)

(15) With reference to the prevalence of agricultural technologies in the Indus Valley Civilization, consider the following statements.
1. The terracotta models of the plough have been found at the site of Banawali.
2. The evidence of the ploughed field was found at Kalibangan.
3. Traces of canals for irrigation have been found at the site of Shortughai in Afghanistan.

Choose the correct answer:
(A) 2 and 3 only
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 3 only
(D) 1, 2 and 3

Ans: 1, 2 and 3 (D)

(16) Choose the correctly matched pairs of Mahajanapadas with respect to thweir capitals.

1. AvantiUjjain
2. KosalaKaushambi
3. MagadhaVaishali
4. GandharaPoonch

Choose the correct answer

(A) Only one pair matched
(B) Only two pairs matched
(C) Only three pairs matched
(D) All four pairs matched

Ans: Only one pair matched (A)

(17) The term “Votive inscriptions” refers to
(A) Records of miseries of women such as sati, etc
(B) Gifts made to religious institutions
(C) Royal orders and decisions of the kings
(D) Account on sacrifices done by kings during their consecration ceremony

Ans: Gifts made to religious institutions (B)

(18) With reference to the Harsha Empire, consider the following statements.
1. Harsha’s administration had become more feudal and decentralised than the Gupta Empire.
2. Harsah is credited with paying off cash to his officers, differing from his ancient predecessors.

Choose the correct answer:
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: 1 only (A)

(19) With reference to the social order during the Satavahanas period, consider the following statements.
1. Satavahanas show traces of a matrilineal social structure indicating that mothers enjoyed much importance in their society, which differs from North Indian kingdoms.
2. They were the first rulers to make land grants (tax-free lands) to the Brahmanas.

Choose the correct answer:
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: Both 1 and 2 (C)

(20) Santarakshita and Dipankara, terms in Medieval India were related to
(A) Sects of Mahayana Buddhism
(B) Sects of Digambara in Jainism
(C) Sects of Lingayats
(D) Scholars of Buddhism

Ans: Scholars of Buddhism (D)

(21) Which of the following can be identified by the Yarkovsky effect?
(A) Asteroid mapping
(B) Ocean floor Mapping
(C) Volcano interior mapping
(D) Sun surface mapping

Ans: Asteroid mapping (A)

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