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Organisation : Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Exam : District Educational Officer Examination
Document Type : Question Paper
Year : 2019
Exam Date : 27.07.2019
Department : Educational
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TNPSC District Educational Officer Exam Question Paper

Question Paper of Departmetal Examinations, District Educational Officer Examination 2019 Question Paper & Answer Key is now available in the official website of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Related : TNPSC Combined Civil Services Examination Group – II Question Paper 2019 :

General Studies

Paper – Paper – I
Duration : 3 Hours
Total Marks : 300


** Candidates shall first ensure that this question-cum-answer booklet contains 64 pages. In case, if any defect is found in this booklet, they can request for replacement from the invigilator immediately.

** Space has been provided to write the answer for each question. Candidates have to answer the questions only in the space provided for that question. They should not write anything outside the space provided.

** Candidates should answer as many number of questions as instructed in the question paper in each section. If more than the required number of questions are answered, the answers written at the end of each section will not be taken into account.

** In this question-cum-answer booklet, questions are in Tamil and English versions. In all matters, English version is final.
** Candidates should not tear off any leaves from this question-cum-answer booklet.

** There is no reservation of marks for neatness of writing and correctness of spelling in respect of this examination.

** Candidates should not write their name, register number while answering letter type questions. Putting signature in their name is also not permitted. To answer suchquestions, the name & address given in the questions alone should be used.

** If no name is given in the questions, they should write the general names like ABC or XYZ or XXX in ‘From’ and ‘To’ addresses.

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Unit — I

Section — A :
Note :
1. Answer not exceeding 150 words each.
2. Each question carries ten marks.
3. Answer any six questions out of seven questions.

1. Industrialization of India is one of the benefits of British Rule in India – Argue.
2. Elaborate the causes of Vellore Mutiny.
3. Bring out the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy to National consciousness.
4. Narrate the objectives and the achievements of the Justice party.
5. Explain the significance of Queen Victoria’s proclamation.
6. Examine the causes that led to the South Indian Rebellion.
7. Examine the objectives and the activities of the Indian Association.

Section — B :
Note :
1. Answer not exceeding 250 words each.
2. Each question carries fifteen marks.
3. Answer any five questions out of six questions.

8. Discuss the steps taken by the modern social reformers for the emancipation of women
9. Describe the limitations and significance of the Swadeshi Movement.
10. British backed the Muslim league and played a vital role in the formation of Pakistan – Examine.
11. Explain the causes for the failure of the Revolt of 1857.
12. Evaluate the role of ‘‘Veera Pandya Kattabomman’’ in Indian freedom struggle.
13. Describe the growth of Revolutionary Nationalism in India.


Section — A :
Note :
1. Answer not exceeding 150 words each.
2. Each question carries ten marks.
3. Answer any three questions out of four

14. (a) At present Harish’s father’s age is 3 times Harish’s age. 5 Years before, Harish’s father’s age was 4 times Harish’s age at that time. Find the present ages of Harish and his father
(b) The sum of three consecutive natural numbers is 3666, then find the numbers.

15. (a) One card is drawn randomly from a well shuffled deck of 52 playing cards. Find the probability that the drawn card is
(i) a diamond (ii) not a diamond (iii) not an ace
(b) A number is selected at random from integers 1 to 100. Find the probability that it is
(i) a perfect square (ii) not a perfect cube.

16. Find the selling price (SP) if a profit of 5% is made on:
(a) a cycle of 600 with 50 as overhead charges
(b) a lawn mower bought at 1,250 with 100 as transportation charges
(c) a fan bought for 650 and expenses of 40 made on its repairs.

Section — B :
Note :
1. Answer not exceeding 250 words each.
2. Each question carries fifteen marks.
3. Answer any two questions out of three questions

17. (a) A bag contains 5 red balls and some blue balls. If the probability of drawing a blue ball from the bag is thrice that of drawing a red ball, then find the number of blue balls in the bag.
(b) If A is an event of a random experiment such that P(A) : P(A) ? 7 :12 then find P(A)
(c) There are 7 defective items in a sample of 35 items. Find the probability that an item chosen at random is non-defective.

18. (a) Find the simple interest and the amount due on 7,500 at 8% per annum for 1 year 6 months
(b) A sum of money triples itself at a simple interest rate 8% per annum over a certain time. Find the number of years
(c) Find the rate at which the sum 20,000 yields the simple interest 8,000 over 5 years?

19. (a) A cone , a hemisphere and cylinder have equal bases. If the heights of the cone and the cylinder are equal and are same as the common radius, then find the ratio of their respective volumes.
(b) If the volume of a solid sphere is 7241 7 1 then find its radius 7 (? ? 22 ).
(c) A Thanjavur Toy is in the shape of a cone surmounted on a hemisphere. If the diameter and the total height of the solid are 21 cm and 25.5 cm respectively, then find its volume 22/7

Unit — III

Section — A :
Note :
1. Answer not exceeding 150 words each.
2. Each question carries ten marks.
3. Answer any six questions out of seven questions

21. Which material has high elasticity? Rubber or steel. Explain.
22. In physics, compare scalar and vector quantities.
23. NO2 is paramagnetic and colourful but N2O4 is diamagnetic and colourless.Why?
24. Explain disproportionation and comproportionation reactions with examples. Also, find the oxidation number of sulphur in ? 26 S4O and oxygen in KO2
25. Explain in detail the differences between invertebrates and vertebrates.
26. Describe different types of blood groups and add a note on their significance.

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