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(1-25 ) English Questions
Sl Question (in short form) Answers Level of
No. Difficulty
01. Turn into interrogative::: Where will you meet me? Easy
I will meet you at the train…
02 . Covert into Simple::: She saved money for vacation. Easy
She wanted to go on vacation……saved
money
03. Convert into Simple::: Pancakes are delicious only with syrup. Hard
Pancakes…delicious…..syrup
04. Suitable prefix :: Balance IMBALANCE (Though Disbalance is also a Hard
correct usage now-a-days but most suitable
is IMBALANCE)
05. Appropriate word: Were Medium
The jury…. ………. opinion

06. Correct Preposition: To Medium


He preferred-----------numbers.
07. He entered the hall ------------------------
Latter (Later will not be a correct usage as Hard
show latter is most appropriate word in the usage
of remaining(second) part of a
show/thing/etc.
08. Idioms:: a load of cobblers Nonsense Hard
09. Appropriate Words: Had Easy
No sooner________ than the fog disappeared
10. Appropriate Word: Sometime Medium
Letsmeet_____week
11. Appropriate Word: Slow Medium
My watch _________
12. Conjunction: He advanced _______ he As far as Medium
could
13. Appropriate Word: Have met Hard
I am sure I _______
14. Appropriate Word: Have Known Medium
I ___________- for a long time
15. Correct Form: They discussed the matter Medium
They discussed about the matter
16. Correct Form: We went to the movies last night Medium
We had gone to the movies last night
17. Synonym: Holiness Easy
The tranquility and sanctity
18. Phrasal Verb: Came across Easy
The detective _______clue
19. Synonym: Tireless Hard
Indefatigable
20. Synonym: Beleaguered Irritated Hard
21 Voice Change:: The Script is being written They are writing the script. Easy

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22. Idioms:: See Eye to Eye Agree with someone Medium
23. Ornithology Bird Easy
24. Appropriate Prepositions: Of Medium
Ram made the _______ resources
25. Necrophilia Mean Fascination with dead bodies Hard
(26-50) INDIAN POLITY AND ECONOMY QUESTIONS
Sl Question (in short form) Answers Level of Difficulty
No
26. The 123rd Constitution Amendment Bill Empowerment of National commission on Hard
discussed on________ Backward Classes

27. Indian penal code that mentioned 497 Medium


"adultery"
28. Executive power of Governor is Article 154 Medium
mentioned in
29. Right to vote and Right to Elected Legal Right Hard
(Supreme court over a discussion have
mentioned it once that both this right is only
a statutory or legal right as this rights are
only created by ordinary law and that can be
taken away by changing the law, it doesnot
require constitutional amendment )
30. Promotion of peace and international DPSP Medium
security is included in________
31. What will follow if RajyaSabha amends The LokSabha may still proceed with the Easy
money bill bill, accepting or not accepting the
recommendation of RajyaSabha

32. The ideal of 'Welfare State'………. DPSP Easy


33. Fundamental object of “Panchayati Raj” Democratic Decentralization Medium
34. The power to increase no of Judges in Parliament Hard
Supreme Court…
35. PCA stands for Prompt Corrective Action Hard
36. Consider …… Only 1 and 3 Hard
RCEP(Regional Comprehensive
Economic Programme)
37. Correct date and Year of Indian 26th January, 1950 Easy
Constitution in force ________
38 Duties of President to Table which 1,3 and 4 Hard
reports in Parliament_________

39. Which Institution publishes Agricultural NitiAyog Hard


Marketing and Firm Friendly Report
Index…

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40. Which Article…..freedom of speech… Article 19 Easy

41. What is ECF None of the Above (It is Enterprise Capital Hard
Fund)
42. Which Schedule….distributes power 7th Schedule Easy
between State and Central ________

43. The eighty-sixth Early Childhood Care and Education for all Medium
Amendment………altered a DPSP the Children until they complete the age
…………. of Six years
44. District Judge in state…….appointed Governor of the State Medium
by…….
45. Impeachment of President……..initiated Either house of the Parliament Medium
in
46. The Parliamentary Committee on Public 2 and 3 Only Hard
Accounts
Committee……………………………….
47. Power to Grant President and Governor of a state Medium
pardons…………authorities
48. Article 280 of Constitution………………. Finance Commission Easy
49. Panchayati Raj System of India is Three Tier Easy
…………
50. Which amendment of Indian 79th Amendment Hard
Constitution is elated …………………….
Reservation of SC and St……………
representation of Anglo Indian
Community………..
(51-76) INDIAN GEO AND WB GEO QUESTIONS
Sl Question (in short form) Answers Level of Difficulty
No.
51. Vansda National Park is in…………. Gujarat Hard
52. East Calcutta Wetlands announced Ramsar Site Easy
as……
53. “Bhur” in Upper Ganges Plain……. Undulating, Aeolian Sand deposit Hard
54. West Bengal Land reform Act came into 1956 ( The Act was though formed in 1955 Medium
force in…….. but it was enforced from March 1956)
55. HQ of Central Inland Water Transport Kolkata Hard
Corporation………
56. Metro Rail started in Kolkata …….. 1984 Easy
57. 80% Reserve of Coal is in……. Damodar Valley Easy
58. Full fledged State of Telengana in……. 1st June 2014 Easy
59. Dhanekhali famous for…… Tant Industry Medium
60. Western part of Teesta….. Tarai Easy
61. Sunderban declared as World Heritage Bio diversity Hard
Site for…….. (Sunderban has been selected as UNESCO

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Heritage for integrity between mangroves
and the species that live in the mangroves
(SOURCE:: UNESCO
WEBSITE/India/Natural Sites of Heritage).
Hence, it clearly indicates that the bio
diversity found here is treated as the
heritage criteria
62. Jalapiguri Located…….. Tista and Karala Medium
63. Pairs Incorrectly Matched Dachigam: Asiatic Lions (It would be Medium
Kasmir Stag[Hangul])
64. First Rail line in West Bengal Howrah to Hooghly Easy
65. The Tropic of cancer doesnot …….. Odisha Easy
66. Shola Forest……. Western Ghats Hard
67. Koleru Lake….. Godavari and Krishna Medium
68. Demographic Dividend means…… Increase in 16-64 year age group of Medium
population
69. District not in the part of WB at the Coochbehar Medium
time of independence
70. Literacy Rate of WB 77.08% Easy
71. WB Shares largest boundary with Jharkhand Easy
72. Lakshadeep Coral Island Easy
73. Most forest in India …….. Tropical Moist Deciduous Medium
74. Manasarovar Lake ……. Kailash Easy
75. Shillong in……… Khasi Hills Medium
76. Rammam located in…. Darjeeling Medium
(77-99) GK AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sl Question (in short form) Answers Level of Difficulty


No.
77. Academy award for actor…….. Sam Rockwell (Though as per the Question Wrong Question
the answer will be Gary Oldman, but on
the basis of best option selection PSC may
take Sam Rockwell)
78. Pulitzer Award 2018 for literature…….. Andrew Sean Greer Medium
79. Next G20 Summit.. Osaka (Japan) Medium
80. Author of 'Flood of Fire' Amitava Ghosh Hard
81. UNICEF appointed Goodwill Mili Bobby Brown Medium
Ambassador
82. Indian ambassador to China BikramMisri Hard
83. CEO of IMF Christian Laguarde Easy
84. President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohammed Salhi Easy
85. President of Israel at the time of Golda Meir Hard
munich……
86. King of Japan till 2019 Akihito Hard
87. President of South Korea Moon Jae In Medium

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88. Last Ruler of Sikkim…. PladenNamgyel Hard
89. Trump signed…..Asia Reassurance….. 31st December 2018 Hard
90. Currency of Iran Iranian Rial Medium
91. World Day for War Orphans 6th January Hard
92. Who dissented among the Judges of Indu Malhotra Hard
Sabarimala…..
93. Leader of AIMIM…. AsaduddinOwaisi Medium
94. Which state has adopted Organic Sikkim Easy
Farming….
95. Who have never been president of Geraldin Ford Hard
USA….
96. 54thGyanpith Award was awarded to….. Amitabh Ghosh Easy
97. Hausla 2018……. Only 2 Hard
98. India Ranking in Ease of Doing Business 77th Easy
Report 2019…….
99. Present US State Secretary Mike Pompeo Hard
(100-119) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sl Question (in short form) Answers Level of
NO Difficulty
100. ECG records Rate of heart beats Easy
101. Bio gas consists of Carbon dioxide, Methane andHydrogen Easy
102. Noise pollution is created if noise is in 70-75 dB [As per NOISE POLLUTION (REGULATION Hard
excess to AND CONTROL) RULES, 2000]
103. If persons addicted to alcohol, the liver Accumulate excess of Fat. Medium
gets damaged because it
104. At magnetic poles, the angle of dip is 90° Medium

105. Twinkling of stars is on account of Large distance of stars and fluctuations of density Easy
of air.
106. Select the one having pH <7. Lemon juice Medium

107. To protect tooth decay we are advised basic Hard


to……toothpaste……
108. Main ingredient in cement Limestone Medium
109. Two cars, passing each other at high of decrease in air pressure in the space between Hard
speed them
110. Brass is a mixture of Copper & Zinc Easy
111 The food that gives more calories Fat Medium
per…….
112. Which of the following fertilizers……. Urea Medium
113 Good absorbers of heat are Good Emitters (According to Kirchhoff’s law good Hard
absorber of heat are good emitters)
114 Ventilators are provided at the top of to maintain convectional currents to keep the air Medium
the room fresh in the room.

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115 The numbers of spinal nerves 31pairs Easy


116 A bomb is dropped at a point from a The bomb traverses a curved path and falls some Medium
moving aeroplane distance behind that point
117 Voice of your friend can be recognized Quality Medium
by its
118 Which of the following is used in beauty Sulphur Hard
parlours
119 Light year is The distance travelled by light in free space in one Easy
year
(120-149) Math & GI
Sl Question (in short form) Answers Level of
No Difficulty
120 An arc of length 121 cm……. 90cm Hard
121 Arithmetic mean of 9,12,15,18……. 21 Easy
122 Percentage increase in the Surface area 300% Medium
of Cube……..
123 LCM of 4/3…… 24 Easy
124 If 12+22+32…… 355 Medium
125 Igloos: Canada :: Rondavels:? Africa Hard
126 Choose the odd one:BdEg….. TwXz Easy
127 If ROME is written as MORE…… RADE Easy
128 The sum of Incomes of A and B is B Hard
more………as that of B and D taken
together……Whose income is highest?
129 A result of a survey of 1000…… 5/27 Medium
130 In the following series, how many such Two Easy
odd numbers are
there…….12,19,21,3,25……
131 Arrange the following iii), (v), (ii), (i), (iv) Easy
words…..dictionary ……Epitaxy…
132 If the first….NECESSARY…letter from Y Easy
the left
133 How many meaningful Three (LAME,MALE,MEAL) Hard
words…..MEAN….in each word
134 …..Y….symbol or immediately followed EIGHT(Actual answer should be seven, however Medium
by number …….. nearest option is eight)

135 How many 3s are there…….9639 Two Easy


136 If '<' means 'minus',… …..27>81$9<6… 30 Easy
137 If A>B….. definitely wrong D>A Medium
138 Interchanges……Equation 3,5 Easy
Correct….8*20……=38
139 Arrange….(i) Consultation… (v) (ii), (iii), (i), (iv), (v) Easy

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Recovery
140 Arrange…..(i)Animal …..(vi) Cat (i), (v), (iv), (ii), (iii), (vi) Medium
141 A man…..packs 3, 4……may Hve to pack 301 Easy
142 93……? 9 Easy
143 A river……. Banks Easy
144 A camera…… Lens Easy
145 How many triangels… 12 Medium
146 How many Squares 15 Medium
147 Point in Dice opposite to 04…… 02 Medium
148 BREAKTHROUGH…… DISTRIBUTION…. STTIBUDIONRI Medium
149 Match with Proverty:Prosperity…. Intelligence : Stupidity Easy
(150-200) INDIAN HISTORY AND INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Sl Question (in short form) Answers Level of
No Difficulty
150 Earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian Mehrgarh Easy
sub-continent-
151 The inscription of Asoka were deciphered James Princep Easy
by-
152 Who succededSamadrugupta as the next Chandragupta II (According to some sources, Medium
ruler? Samudragupta was succeeded by Ramgupta)
153 Mrichhakatikam - Shudrak Easy
154 GautamBudha attained nirvana at- Bodh Gaya Easy
155 Malik Kafur was general of- AlauddinKhilji Easy
156 Ibadatkhana at FatehpurSikri- Akbar Easy
157 Vasco Da Gama came to India in- 1498 AD Easy
158 English set up their 1st Factory with the Jahangir Easy
permission of-
159 Battle of Buxar was fought in- 1764 Easy
160 Indian National Congress was founded A.O Hume Easy
by-
161 1st woman president of the Indian Annie Besant Medium
National Congress-
162 Main leaders of Swaraj Party were- Motilal Nehru & C.R Das Easy
163 Boundary between India and Pakistan Sir Cyril Radcliffe Easy
was demarcated by-
164 Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by- Sir William Jones Easy
165 Who led the sepoys at Kanpur in the 1857 Nana Sahib Medium
revolt?
166 Surya Sen was associated with- Chittagong Easy
167 First Mass movement started by Non Cooperation Easy
Mahatma Gandhi was- movement
168 Carnatic wars were fought between French East India Co. and English East India Co. Easy
169 Who anulled the Partition of Bengal? Lord Hardinge Easy
170 JallianwalaBagh massacre occurred in- Amritsar Easy
171 Post -dated Cheque on a crashing bank- Mahatma Gandhi Medium

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172 Who conceived the idea of Pakistan? Choudhury Rahmat Ali Medium
173 The Indian National Congress Lord Duffrin Medium
represented the views of microscopic
minority in India-
174 “At the stroke of midnight, when the Jawaharlal Nehru Medium
World sleeps, India will awake to life and
freedom.”
175 The movement immediately followed Swadeshi Movement Easy
partition of Bengal was-
176 Rowlatt Act was passed in the year- 1919 Easy
177 The idea of Pakistan was first conceived Muhammad Iqbal (Repeat Question, but options are Medium
by- not same. Here Answer may be- Iqbal, as he gave the
idea of separate country for the Muslims)
178 Kuka Movement is associated with- Punjab Medium
179 “The Simon Commission Report should ShivaswamiAyyar Hard
be thrown on a heap of rubbish.”
180 Direct Action Day by the Muslim League- 16th Aug, 1946 Easy
181 6th April, 1930 is well known in the Dandi March by Mahatma Easy
history because-
182 Which battle established the supremacy Battle of Buxar, 1764 Medium
of British Rule in India?
183 The Khailafat movement was started by- Ali Brothers Medium
184 Who once remarked - 'Nehru is a patriot Sir Mohammad Iqbal Hard
while Jinnah is a politician.’?
185 Which act was known as 'Black-Bill'? Rowlatt Act Medium
186 The famous Pakistan resolution was Lahore Easy
passed at-
187 Which important event immediately Rowlatt Act enactment Easy
preceded the JallianwalaBagh massacre?
188 In which session Indian National Congress Lahore, 1929 Easy
declare PoornaSwaraj to be its goal?
189 The provision for separate electorate for Minto-Morley reforms Medium
Hindus and Muslims was made in-
190 Who set up the Indian Independence Rash Bihari Bose Easy
league?
191 The first session of the Indian National WomeshChander Easy
Congress was presided over by- Banerjee
192 When was the Non-cooperation 1922 Easy
movement suspended?
193 At which session of the Indian National 1896 session Easy
Congress was ‘VandeMataram’ sung for
the first time?
194 Which leader died on the day the Non- BalGangadharTilak Medium
cooperation movement was launched in
1920?
195 Where did the congress working Wardha Medium
committee first accept the idea of Quit

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India Movement?
196 The famous INA trials took place at the 1945 Easy
Red Fort, Delhi in-
197 Where was the Provisional Government Singapore Medium
of Independent India (Azad Hind)
formed?
198 Who is the founder of the Ghadar Party? LalaHardayal Easy
199 Who founded the 'All India HarijanSamaj' M.K. Gandhi Easy
in 1932
200 United Sovereign Bengal HS SURAWARDI Medium

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SECTIONAL ANALYSIS AND EXPECTED CUT OFF
SECTION DISTRIBUTION OF ANALYSIS SAFE SCORE
QUESTIONS TOWARDS
CUT OFF
ENGLISH 25 QUESTIONS As per our analysis scoring 10-12 in this section was not that 12
(EASY :: 7 QUESTIONS hard, but summing up the score to above 12 was difficult.
MEDIUM:: 10 QUESTIONS
HARD:8 QUESTIONS)
INDIAN POLITY 25 QUESTIONS The hard questions were too hard to answer. The medium 12
AND (EASY :: 7 QUESTIONS questions also required holistic learning. As per our analysis
ECONOMY MEDIUM:: 8 QUESTIONS scoring 10-12 in this section was easily possible, but summing up
HARD:10 QUESTIONS the score above that was quite difficult.
INDIAN AND 26 QUESTIONS The easy questions were too easy to attempt, maximum of the 15
WEST BENGAL (EASY :: 11 QUESTIONS mediums could also be answered if anyone have completed the
GEOGRAPHY MEDIUM:: 10 QUESTIONS syllabus at least. The hard ones were too tough to attempt.
HARD: 5 QUESTIONS) As per our analysis, scoring 15 in this section was possible.
GK AND 23 QUESTIONS This section was quite tough to secure a decent number. 10
CURRENT (EASY :: 5 QUESTIONS However as per our analysis anything above 7-8 from this
AFFAIRS MEDIUM:: 6 QUESTIONS section would secure a safe reach to the ultimate cut-off .
HARD:: 11 QUESTIONS
WRONG:1 QUESTION)
SCIENCE AND 20 QUESTIONS The easy questions were direct and easily attainable, maximum 10
TECHNOLOGY (EASY :: 6 QUESTIONS of the mediums required a holistic knowledge of science as they
MEDIUM:: 9 QUESTIONS were interference based , however some of them could be
HARD:: 5 QUESTIONS ) answered if anyone have completed the syllabus atleast.
The hard ones were too tough to attempt.
As per our analysis, scoring 10 in this section was possible.
MATHS AND GI 30 QUESTIONS All the easy and medium questions in this section were 20
(EASY :: 16 QUESTIONS attainable. However the mediums required a longer time to
MEDIUM:: 10 QUESTIONS solve.
HARD:: 4 QUESTIONS) The hard ones were tricky, but some of them could be attained if
someone had gone through rigorous practice sessions.
As per our analysis anything near 20-22 is a good score in this
section.
HISTORY 51 QUESTIONS This section was comparatively easier among all other sections. 36
(EASY::33 QUESTIONS Maximum questions were direct and easy to solve.
MEDIUM::18 QUESTIONS) However, some were tricky.
As per our analysis this section could produce a safe score of 35,
if students studied thoroughly.
TOTAL 200 Questions Out of 85 easy/direct questions, maximum could be 80
[Easy::85 answered , however considering hall environment and
[Medium:71 human error, this questions could produce a score of 80
Hard: 43 at least
Wrong: 1] 40% of the Medium Standard Questions were required to 29
be answered in order to secure cut-off .
10% of the Hard Standard Questions were required to be 5
answered in order to secure cut-off.
Wrong Question(Positive counting for all) 1 115
Final Cut off 115
Less: 10% Negative Attempt (Standard Deduction wise) 12 103 (+2)

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CATEGORY WISE CUT OFF


GENERAL 103 (+2)
OBC-B 101 (+2)
OBC-A 97(+2)
SC 95(+2)
ST 89(+2)
This cut off of is predicted solely on our analysis. This is an thoroughly unofficial key.
However, this cut off prediction is based on the number of candidates called in earlier year i.e.
2018.
If low number of candidates are called , the cut off may shoot by 04-05 numbers.

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