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Organisation : SAMS Students Academic Management System Odisha
Exam Name : Common PG Entrance Test CPET
Document Type : Previous Year Question Paper
Year : 2022-23
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SAMS CPET Previous Year Question Paper

Time Allowed : 90 Minutes
Full Marks : 70

1. Which one of the following is an example of material culture?
(A) Bow and Arrow
(B) Values
(C) Norms
(D) Myth

2. Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt of India was set up in the year:
(A) 1990
(B) 1999
(C) 1995
(D) 1997

3. Which of the following Scheduled Tribe is not a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group in Odisha?
(A) Juang
(B) Hill Kharia
(C) Binjhal
(D) Kutia Kandh

4. In the kinship usages, when the maternal uncle enjoys a pre-eminent place in the life of his nephews and has special obligation towards him which exceed those of his father is known as :
(A) Avoidance
(B) Avunculate
(C) Teknonymy
(D) Amitate

5. Individuals related to each other through the bond of blood is known as:
(A) Affinal Kin
(B) Consanguineal Kin
(C) Virilocal
(D) Political kin

6. What is the percentage of Scheduled Tribes population in the state of Odisha as per 2011
(A) 22.85%
(B) 22%
(C) 23.85%
(D) 25%

7. Which of the following sequence in ascending order is correct?
(A) Band-Tribe-Chiefdom-State
(B) Tribe-Band-State-Chiefdom
(C) Chiefdom-Tribe-State-Band
(D) State-Tribe-Band-Chiefdom

8. Which Article of the Indian Constitution provides that there shall be a Minister of Tribal Welfare for the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha?
(A) Article 332
(B) Article 46
(C) Article 164
(D) Article 275

9. Identify the correct sequence:
(A) Clan-Moiety-Phratry-Lineage
(B) Phratry-Lineage-Clan-Moiety
(C) Moiety-Lineage-Clan-Phratry
(D) Lineage-Clan-Phratry-Moiety

10. Who among the following has given the concept of “Sanskritisation”?
(A) S.C. Dubey
(B) Robert Redfield
(C) M.N. Srinivas
(D) D.N. Majumdar

11. Who has given the theory of animism?
(A) L.H. Mogan
(B) James Frazer
(C) E.B. Tylor
(D) B. Malinowski

12. A marriage practice found in certain tribal communities where a woman marries to several men is known as:
(A) Polygyny
(B) Polyandry
(C) Monogamy
(D) Hypogamy

13. Who among the following is associated with British School of Diffusionism?
(A) Clark Wissler
(B) G.E. Smith
(C) Franz Boas
(D) F. Graebner

14. Who is the author of the book “Primitive Culture”?
(A) B. Malinowski
(B) S.C. Dubey
(C) E.B. Tylor
(D) L.H. Morgan

15. Who developed DNA Fingerprinting?
(A) Watson & Crick
(B) Steel & Berge
(C) Griffith
(D) Alec Jeffreys

16. The concepts of Great Tradition and Little Tradition was developed by
(A) S.C. Roy
(B) V.K. Srivastava
(C) Robert Redfield
(D) D.N. Mazumdar

17. The process of learning one’s own culture is known as:
(A) Assimilation
(B) Socialization
(C) Enculturation
(D) None of the above

18. The “Attirampakam” archaeological site in located in which state?
(A) Odisha
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Assam

19. The archaeological site Tilwara is located in the state of………………
(A) West Bengal
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Bihar

20. Identify the correct sequence.
(A) Gunj-Mindel-Riss-Wurm
(B) Mindel-Gunj-Riss-Wurm
(C) Riss-Gunj-Wurm-Mindel
(D) Wurm-Riss-Mindel-Gunj

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3. Enter your Hall Ticket No. on the Test Booklet in the box provided alongside. Do not write anything else on the Test Booklet.
4. Fill up & darken Hall Ticket No. & Test Booklet No. in the OMR Answer Sheet as well as fill up Test Booklet Serial No. & OMR Answer Sheet Serial No. in the Attendance Sheet carefully.
5. Each question has four answer options marked (A), (B), (C) & (D).
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