UPSSSC Questions With Solution

The UPSSSC PET exam was held on 24.08.2021. The questions which were asked in the UPSSSC PET exam of 2021 are given below with the answers and explanation (wherever required) ;


1.  What is the correct chronological order in which the following rulers ruled in India?

I. Sher Shah Suri

II. Akbar

III. Ala-ud-din Khilji

IV. Iltutmish

(A) IV, I, III, II

(B) IV, III, I, II

(C) I, II, III, IV

(D) III, IV, I, II


Ans:  (B) IV, III, I, II

Iltutmish:- He was the original founder of the Delhi sultanate. He became ruler of Delhi in 1210 AD.

Ala-ud-din Khilji:- He became emperor of Delhi sultanate in 1296 AD.

Sher Shah Suri:- In 1540 AD he defeated Humayun and established the Suri empire in India. {He built GT road}

Akbar:- He became emperor of India in 1556 AD. {He was son of Humayun}

1210 AD < 1296 AD < 1540AD < 1556 AD


2. Which one of the following saints was contemporary of Shivaji?

(A) Tukaram

(B) Chaitanya

(C) Namdev

(D) Shankaracharya


Ans:  A

Sant Tukaram was a contemporary of Chatrapati Shivaji,. He was greatly influenced by the ideas of Shivaji, though he never met with him. Sant Tukaram was born in a Vaishya family in 1608 AD in a village near Poona.


3. Who was the first Governor-General of Bengal?

(A) Lord Clive

(B) Lord Warren Hastings

(C) Lord Lytton

(D) Lord Ripon


Ans:  B

Bengal was the place which was visited by Europeans for the first time. After a few battles, they were able to establish colonization in India here through this state. This is why there are many of the firsts that have happened in this soil. The first British Governor-General of Bengal was Warren Hastings. He was the first Governor-General of Fort William.


4. Charakasamhita is a work on

(A) Polity

(B) Medicine

(C) Architecture

(D) Mathematics


Ans:  B

The Charaka Samhita is a Sanskrit text on Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine). Along with the Sushruta Samhita, it is one of the two foundational texts of this field that have survived from ancient India. It is categorised under Brihat-trayi. The pre-2nd century CE text consists of eight books and one hundred and twenty chapters. It describes ancient theories on the human body, etiology, etc.


5. Which one of the following pairs is incorrectly matched?

(A) B.C. 261 – The Kalinga War

(B) A.D. 78 – Commencement of Saka Era

(C) A.D. 622 – Commencement of the Muslim Era

(D) A.D. 1709 – Death of Aurangzeb


Ans:  D

Aurangzeb died in 1707 A.D. at the old age of 88. All the incessant waging of wars and time took a heavy toll on him. And it was in 1705 at the age of 86 years,


6. Who among the following is known as the “Grand Old Man” of India?

(A) Dadabhai Naoroji

(B) W.C. Bannerjee

(C) Pherozeshah Mehta

(D) Surendranath Bannerjee


Ans:  A

Dadabhai Naoroji was also known as the “Grand Old Man of India” and “Unofficial Ambassador of India“. By profession, he was an Indian political leader, merchant, scholar, and writer. He was also the Liberal Party Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1892 and 1895, plus the first Asian to be a British MP.


7. Two Home Rule Leagues were started in 1915-16 under the leadership of

(A) Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak

(B) Tilak and Lala Lajpat Roy

(C) Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal

(D) Tilak and Aurobindo Ghosh


Ans:  A

Two Home Rule Leagues were established, one by B.G. Tilak at Poona in April 1916 and the other by Mrs. Annie Besant at Madras in September 1916.


8. Match the following :

A. Brahmo Samaj                1. Swami Vivekanand

B. Ramakrishna Mission 2. Dayanand Saraswati

C. Arya Samaj                       3. Ram Mohan Roy

D. Satyashodhak Samaj    4. K. Sridharalu Naidu

                                                    5. Jyotirao Phule

      a b c d

(A) 2 3 5 1

(B) 3 1 2 4

(C) 3 1 2 5

(D) 3 2 1 5


Ans:  C


9. Who gave the slogan ‘Do or Die’?

(A) Sardar Patel

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru

(C) Subhash Chandra Bose

(D) Mahatma Gandhi


Ans:  A

The slogan ‘Do or Die’ was given by Mahatma Gandhi during the Quit India Movement which began in August 1942. It means we shall either free India or die in the attempt.


10. When Subhash Chandra Bose resigned from the Presidentship of Indian National Congress, the seat was offered to?

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru

(B) Pattabhi Sitaramaiah

(C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(D) J.B. Kripalani


Ans:  C


11. The Salal hydro-electric project is located across the river

(A) Jhelum

(B) Ravi

(C) Chenab

(D) Beas


Ans:  C

Salal Hydroelectric Project on the Chenab River is located near Reasi in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. Construction work commenced in 1970.


12. Vernal Equinox takes place on

(A) 21st March

(B) 18th June

(C) 23rd September

(D) 22nd December


Ans:  A

The vernal equinox takes place on March 20 or March 21 and signals the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. During the vernal or spring equinox, the amount of daylight and darkness is nearly the same in length.


13. The ‘Khetri Project’ in Rajasthan is famous for the production of

(A) Zinc

(B) Steel

(C) Copper

(D) Aluminium


Ans:  C

Khetri project in Rajasthan has been set up for producing Copper. Hindustan Copper Limited is coming up with Water Treatment Plant Project at Khetri, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.


14. The Kaziranga National Park is situated in

(A)   Madhya Pradesh

(B)   Assam

(C)  West Bengal

(D)  Kerala


Ans:  B

Kaziranga National Park situated in the Assam state of India is a UNESCO world heritage site of India and is known for the Great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros.


15. Which of the following rivers are of Himalayan River System?

 I. Kaveri

II. Ganga

III. Brahmaputra

IV. Godavari

(A)    I and II       (B)    II and III

(C)    III and IV   (D) II and IV


Ans:  B

The Himalayan Rivers The three main Himalayan rivers are the Indus, the Ganga, and the Brahmaputra. These rivers are long and are joined by many tributaries. A river along with its tributaries forms a river system.


16. Bank rate means:

(A) Interest rate charged by moneylenders

(B) Interest rate charged by scheduled banks

(C) Rate of profit of banking institutions

(D) Official rate of interest charged by the Central bank of the country


Ans:  D

A bank rate is the interest rate at which a nation’s central bank lends money to domestic banks, often in the form of very short-term loans. Managing the bank rate is a method by which central banks affect economic activity.


17. If RBI reduces the cash reserve ratio, what will happen to the credit creation?

(A) There will be no impact.

(B) It will decrease.

(C) It will increase.

(D) None of these


Ans:  B

When the cash reserve ratio is decreased by the RBI, banks will have more money to invest in other businesses since the amount of funds that need to be kept with the RBI is low. This shows that banks will have an excess of funds and hence, there will be a decline in the interest rates that are charged on loans.


18. Economies, resources are owned privately and the main objective behind economic activities is profit-making?

(A) Capitalist

(B) Socialist

(C) Mixed

(D) Global


Ans:  A

Capitalism or capitalist economy is referred to as the economic system where the factors of production such as capital goods, labour, natural resources, and entrepreneurship are controlled and regulated by private businesses.


19. The One Hundred rupee note bears the signature of:

(A) RBI Governor

(B) President of India

(C) Finance Minister

(D) Finance Secretary


Ans:  A

Rupee one notes bearing the signature of Secretary, Ministry of Finance while other denominations bearing the signature of the Governor of Reserve Bank of India are Bank Notes


20. What is the full form of FEMA ?

(A) Funds Exchange Media Agency

(B) Foreign Exchange Management Act

(C) Finance and Export Management Association

(D) Foreign Export Market Agency


Ans:  B

The Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA), is an Act of the Parliament of India to consolidate and amend the law relating to foreign exchange with the objective of facilitating external trade and payments and for promoting the orderly development and maintenance of foreign exchange market in India.


21. The ‘Public Health and Sanitation’ is included in Constitution of India in

(A) State List

(B) Concurrent List

(C) Union List

(D) None of these


Ans:  A

State List enumerates (66) subjects on which each State Legislature can legislate and such laws operate within the territory of each state. The main subjects of the State List are public order, police, state court fees, prisons, local government, public health and sanitation, hospitals and dispensaries, pilgrimages within India, intoxicating liquors, relief of disabled and unemployable, libraries, communications, agriculture, animal husbandry, water supply, irrigation and canals, fisheries, road passenger tax and goods tax, capitation tax, and others.


22. Panchayati Raj System in India is laid down under

(A) Fundamental Rights

(B) Fundamental Duties

(C) Directive Principles of State Policy

(D) None of these


Ans:  C

Panchayati raj system in India is laid down under The Directive Principle of state policy. The Panchayati Raj functions as a system of governance where Gram Panchayats are the basic units of local administration.


23. Right to Education is a fundamental right, which is related to:

(A) Article 21A

(B) Article 19

(C) Articles 29 and 30

(D) None of these


Ans:  A

Right to education is a fundamental right given under Article 21A. The Constitution (86th Amendment) Act, 2002 has added a new Article 21A after Article 21 and has made education for all children of the age of 6 to 14 years a Fundamental Right.


24. Who among the following moved the ‘Objective Resolution’ in the Constituent Assembly?

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru

(B) Mahatma Gandhi

(C) B.R. Ambedkar

(D) B.N. Rao


Ans:  A

On Dec 13, 1946, Jawaharlal Nehru moved the historic ‘Objectives Resolution’ in the Assembly. It laid down the fundamentals and philosophy of the constitutional structure This Resolution was unanimously adopted by the Assembly on Jan 22, 1947. Its modified version forms the Preamble of the present Constitution


25. In which article of the constitution the interests of minorities are covered?

(A) Article 21

(B) Article 24

(C) Article 29

(D) None of these


Ans:  C

Both Article 29 and Articles 30 guarantee certain rights to the minorities. Article 29 protects the interests of the minorities by making a provision that any citizen/section of citizens having a distinct language, script, or culture have the right to conserve the same.


26. Current carriers in solid conductors are

(A) Protons

(B) Neutrons

(C) Free Electrons

(D) None of these


Ans:  C

In solid conductors (e.g. metals), there are a large number of free electrons. when an electric field (i.e. PD) is applied to the conductor, the free electrons start drifting in a particular direction to constitute that current.


27. Light year is a unit of measurement of

(A) Speed of Rocket measured in a year

(B) Distance travelled by sound in a vacuum during one year

(C) Distance travelled by light in a vacuum during one year

(D) Speed of Aeroplane


Ans:  D

A light-year is a unit of distance. It is the distance that light can travel in one year. Light moves at a velocity of about 300,000 kilometers (km) each


28. The chemical name of Bleaching powder is also

(A) Calcium sulphate (CaSO4)

(B) Calcium oxychloride (CaOCl2)

(C) Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3)

(D) Sodium chloride (NaCl)


Ans:  B

The chemical name of bleaching powder is calcium hypochlorite and the chemical formula is Ca(ClO). It is synthesized by the action of chlorine gas.


29. The percentage of pure gold in 18-carat gold is

(A) 60%

(B) 75%

(C) 80%

(D) 100%


Ans:  B

Pure gold is described as 24 carats; 18-carat gold contains 75 percent pure gold or is 18/24ths gold. When described in terms of “fineness,” 18-carat gold is assigned the descriptor of 750.


30. Orange contains abundance of

(A) Vitamin C

(B) Vitamin A

(C) Vitamin B

(D) None of these


Ans:  A

Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid and ascorbate) is a vitamin found in various foods and sold as a dietary supplement. It is used to prevent and treat scurvy. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters



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34. On decreasing the price of T.V. sets by 30%, its sale is increased by 20%. What is the effect on the revenue received by the shopkeeper?

(A) 10% increase

(B) 10% decrease

(C) 16% increase

(D) 16% decrease


Ans:  D


35. The average age of four players is 18.5 years. If the age of the coach is also included, the average age increases by 20%. The age of the coach is:

(A) 28 years

(B) 31 years

(C) 34 years

(D) 37 years


Ans:  D


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Directions: Read the passage carefully and answer the corresponding questions : (41-43) Nehru’s was a many-sided personality. He enjoyed reading and writing books as much as he enjoyed fighting political and social evils or resisting tyranny. In him the scientist and the humanist were held in perfect balance. While the kept looking at social problems from a scientific standpoint, he never forgot that we should nourish the total man. As a scientist, he refused to believe, in a benevolent power interested in men’s affairs; but, as a self proclaimed non-believer, he loved affirming his faith in life and the beauty of nature. Children he adored. Unlike Wordsworth, he did not see them trailing clouds of glory from their recent sojourn in heaven. He saw them as blossoms of promise and renewal, the only hope for mankind.


41. A many-sided personality means

(A) a complex personality

(B) a secretive personality

(C) a person having varied interests

(D) a capable person.


Ans:  C


42. Pt. Nehru enjoyed

(A) reading and writing books.

(B) fighting political and social evils.

(C) resisting tyranny.

(D) doing all these and much more.


Ans:  D


43. Which of the following statements reflects Pt. Nehru’s point of view?

(A) Humanism is more important than Science.

(B) Science is supreme and Humanism is subordinate to it.

(C) Science and Humanism are equally important.

(D) There is no common ground between Science and Humanism.


Ans:  C


44. Give Synonym for the following:


(A) Awful

(B) Poor

(C) Popular

(D) Steady


Ans:  C


45. Give Antonym for the following:


(A) Obvious

(B) Limpid

(C) Opaque

(D) Clear


Ans:  C


46. Select the related word from the given

Ornithologist : Birds :: Anthropologist : ?

(A) Plants

(B) Animals

(C) Mankind

(D) Environment


Ans:  C


47. Choose the word which is least like the other words in the group.

(A) Curd

(B) Butter

(C) Oil

(D) Cheese


Ans:  C


48. In a certain code, PRODUCTIONS is written as QQPCVEUHPMT. How is ORIENTATION written in that code?






Ans:  A


49. Pointing towards Rita, Nikhil said, “I am the only son of her mother’s son.” How is Rita related to Nikhil?

(A) Aunt

(B) Niece

(C) Mother

(D) Cousin


Ans:  A


50. If the 25th of August in a year is Thursday, the number of Mondays in that month is

(A) 3

(B) 4

(C) 5

(D) 6


Ans:  C


51. In which of the following cities Light House Project is not implemented?

(A) Agartala

(B) Ranchi

(C) Chennai

(D) Patna


Ans:  D

The Light House Projects (LHPs) showcase the best of new-age alternate global technologies, materials, and processes in the construction sector for the first time in the country at such a large scale. The LHPs are being constructed at Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Agartala (Tripura), and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). They comprise about 1000 houses at each location along with allied infrastructure facilities.


52. Which Indian telecom company is world’s fifth strongest brand?

(A) Reliance-Jio

(B) Bharti Airtel

(C) Idea

(D) Vodafone


Ans:  A

Indian Telecom Giant Jio Becomes World’s Fifth Strongest Brand: Report In the latest report of Brand Finance Global, Jio ranked as the fifth strongest brand globally with a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 91.7 out of 100 and AAA-plus rating.


53. The Project BOLD (Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought) was recently launched from which state in India?

(A) Rajasthan

(B) Haryana

(C) Bihar

(D) Madhya Pradesh


Ans:  A

The Project BOLD (Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought) is a project of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) that seeks to create bamboo-based green patches in arid and semi-arid land zones. It was launched on July 4, 2021, from tribal village Nichla Mandwa in Udaipur, Rajasthan.


54. Which is first country to get free COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX scheme of United Nations?

(A) Ghana

(B) Nigeria

(C) Africa

(D) Sudan


Ans:  A

Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive a coronavirus vaccine for free through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative. UNICEF delivered 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, made by the Serum Institute of India, to Ghana’s capital Accra early on Wednesday.


55. Who is the second Indian born American woman astronaut to fly to space?

(A) Sirisha Bandla

(B) Shreya Badla

(C) Ritu Karidhal

(D) Kalpana Chawla


Ans:  A

34-year-old Indian- American astronaut Sirisha Bandla will be the second Indian-born woman after Kalpana Chawla to fly into space. Indian-American astronaut Sirisha Bandla will fly from New Mexico to space on July 11 with the six crew members of VSS Unity, a Virgin Galactic ballistic rocket propellant.


56. Name the Indian wrestler, who gets two year ban for doping recently?

(A) Yogeshwar Dutt

(B) Sumit Malik

(C) Ravinder Singh

(D) Pawan Kumar


Ans:  B

Sumit Malik was handed a provisional suspension for failing a dope test during the World Olympic Qualifier event in Sofia, where he had qualified for the Tokyo Games in the 125kg category.


57. Which State in India is first state to implement an end to end e-Cabinet System?

(A) Uttar Pradesh

(B) Himachal Pradesh

(C) Goa

(D) Haryana


Ans:  B

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated the first e-cabinet in Shimla, with this Himachal Pradesh becomes the first State in the country to make the end-to-end processing of the cabinet paperless by implementing the e-cabinet application.


58. Which Indian ministry recently launched UDISE+ for 2019-2020?

(A) Ministry of Health

(B) Ministry of Education

(C) Ministry of Finance

(D) Ministry of Home Affairs


Ans:  B

Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank released the Unified District Information System for Education Plus report (UDISE+) 2019-2020. The UDISE+ report unveiled some interesting facts, both positive and negative about the Indian school education system.


59. Smartphone maker ‘Vivo’ appointed which cricketer as its brand ambassador?

(A) Virat Kohli

(B) M.S. Dhoni

(C) Ishant Sharma

(D) Shikhar Dhawan


Ans:  A

Cricket Superstar Virat Kohli Named Brand Ambassador by Vivo Credit: Royal Challengers Bangalore via In a bid to reach millennials and tech-driven consumers, smartphone brand Vivo has named Indian cricketer Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador. A 360-degree marketing approach will be undertaken to tie the brand with Kohli.


60. Artificial Intelligence (AI) based portal ‘SUPACE’ launched for which court in India?

(A) Delhi High Court

(B) Gujarat High Court

(C) Supreme Court

(D) None of these


Ans:  C

The Supreme Court of India launched its first Artificial Intelligence portal SUPACE (Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Courts Efficiency) last month. The idea is to leverage machine learning to deal with huge chunks of case data.


61. How many Indian States share their boundary with Nepal?

(A) Five

(B) Four

(C) Three

(D) Two


Ans:  A

Indian states that share borders with Nepal are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, and Bihar (5) States. The border was formed after the Sugauly treaty of 1816 between Nepal and the British Raj. On 15 August 1947 after the Independence from British Raj, it came into its current shape. In 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship took place


62. Which of the following is the capital of Costa Rica?

(A) Beijing

(B) San Jose

(C) Delhi

(D) Dhaka


Ans:  B

San José is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, and the capital of the province of the same name.


63. Which among the following is the official language of Union Territory of Lakshadweep?

(A) Tamil

(B) Malayalam

(C) Great Andamanese

(D) Sinhala


Ans:  B

The name Lakshadweep means “one lakh islands” Malayalam, though the Laccadive Islands are just one part of the archipelago of no more than a hundred. Malayalam is official as well as the widely spoken native language in the territory. The islands form the smallest union territory of India and their total surface area is just 32 km 2 (12 sq mi)


64. As per Constitution of India, what is the maximum strength (number of members) of the Lok Sabha?

(A) 530

(B) 540

(C) 550

(D) 552


Ans:  D

Lok Sabha is the lower house of the Parliament. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552. It consists of representatives elected by the people for a period of five years by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage


65. When is ‘Hindi Diwas’ celebrated ?

(A) September 14

(B) October 1

(C) November 2

(D) October 3


Ans:  A


66. Which of the following countries is not a member of SAARC?

(A) Nepal

(B) Bangladesh

(C) Afghanistan

(D) Myanmar


Ans:  D

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia. Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.


67. In which of the following places Ajanta- Ellora caves are situated?

(A) Bengaluru

(B) Delhi

(C) Aurangabad

(D) Lucknow


Ans:  C

The Ajanta Ellora Caves are located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The caves lie by the side of the Waghorn river amidst the verdant Sahyadri Hills. The Ellora Caves are situated in the Charanadari Hills in the village of Verul, at a distance of 26 km north of Aurangabad district.


68. Onam is the cultural festival of which Indian State/ UT?

(A) Assam

(B) Kerala

(C) Tamil Nadu

(D) Karnataka


Ans:  B

The Biggest festival of Kerala Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug – Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali


69. Which of the following planets is closest to the Sun?

(A) Earth

(B) Moon

(C) Mars

(D) Mercury


Ans:  D

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, which are the closest to the Sun belong to the Terrestrial Planets category. These are generally characterized by dense, rocky composition.


70. Who was the first Asian Winner of Nobel Prize?

(A) C.V. Raman

(B) Rajiv Gandhi

(C) Rabindranath Tagore

(D) Mother Teresa


Ans:  C

Rabindranath Tagore is the first Asian Nobel Laureate in Literature in 1913.


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1. From where should I download UPSSSC PET Answer Key 2021?

Ans: Answer keys can be directly downloaded from the UPSSC website.


2. How much marks are required to qualify UPSSSC PET-2021 exam?

Ans: There is no such specific qualifying mark. All the students were given a score that may be in percentile, after that suitable number of candidates were called to take their mains exam depending upon the number of vacancies.


3. Is there any negative marking also in the UPSSSC PET Examination 2021?

Ans: Yes, a negative marking of 0.25 or ¼ for every wrong answer.


4. What are the various posts that are associated or may be through UPSSSC PET- 2021?

Ans. Mainly Group-C post of grade pay 2400,2600 etc. are included in it but some times Group B post with grade pay of 4600,4800 etc are also included. This depends on the vacancies available with the Commission. UPSSSC- LEKPAL, JUNIOR ASSISTANT, VDO, SPECIALIZED POST IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF UP GOV., FOREST GUARD CLERK ETC ARE INCLUDED IN IT.


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