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HPPSC Range Forest Officer RFO Previous Question Paper : Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

Organisation : HPPSC Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
Recruitment Name : Range Forest Officer RFO
Document Type : Previous Question Paper
Year : 2021
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HPPSC Range Forest Officer Previous Question Paper

Time Allowed: Two Hours
Maximum Marks: 100

1 Match list-I and list-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List-I List-II
(i) Bandli sanctuary A. Mandi
(ii) Daranghati sanctuary B. Upper catchment areas of Tirthan, Sainj and Jiva rivers
(iii) Gamgul Siahbehi sanctuary C. Shimla
(iv) Lippa-Asrang sanctuary D. Chamba
(a) (i)–E, (ii)–B, (iii)–A, (iv)–(D)
(b) (i)–A, (ii)–C, (iii)–B, (iv)–(E)
(c) (i)–A, (ii)–C, (iii)–D, (iv)–(E)
(d) (i)–A, (ii)–B, (iii)–D, (iv)–(E)

2 Select the true statement(s) from the followings:
(i) Chamba, Kullu and Kinnaur are considered the most susceptible of landslide threat.
(ii) Una, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, Shimla and Solan are considered as low vulnerable of disaster threats.
(iii) Hum valley of Una district has hardly any natural drinking water source.
(iv) As per the study of central water board, Kala Amb valley in Sirmaur district has exploited the least underground water.
(a) (ii) and (iii)
(b) (ii), (iii) and (iv)
(c) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(d) only (iv)

3 Match the following combinations and select the correct answer:
(i) Koti state – Founded by descendants of Guler state
(ii) Balsan state – An offshoot of ancient Sirmaur
(iii) Dhami state – Founded by the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan
(iv) Darkoti state – Founder ruler was Durga Singh a scion of the house of Jaipur (Marwar)
(a) All are true
(b) Only (i) is false
(c) All are false
(d) Only (iii) is true

4 Which of the following statement(s) is / are not true?
(i) The state government opened Yak breeding centers at Kaimo and Kaito in Spiti valley.
(ii) In June 2018, Himachal Pradesh has decided to adopt Bhutan model of tourism for its pristine Kullu valley by restricting tourist inflow.
(iii) Himachal Pradesh Government launched a new scheme “Aaj Purani Rahon Se” for identification of unexplored and untapped tourist places in the state.
(iv) To promote tourism in Himachal Pradesh the State Government has given its nod to the film making policy framed by the Department of tourism and civil aviation.
(a) None of the above
(b) All of the above
(c) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(d) (iv) only

5 Which of the following schemes / initiatives are launched by the Government of Himachal Pradesh?
(i) “Shakti‟ app a mobile app for women to use at the time of any untoward incident.
(ii) “Beti hai Anmol‟ scheme in order to change the negative attitude of community towards girl child.
(iii) “Bal Balika Suraksha Yojna‟ to ensure holistic development of destitute children.
(iv) “Sashakt Kishori Yojna‟ to improve the nutritional and health status of adolescent girls.
(a) All of the above
(b) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(c) (i), (ii) and (iv)
(d) (i) and (ii) only

6 Which of the following are not true about folk dances, fair and festivals of Himachal Pradesh?
(i) „Kharait‟ and „Ujagjama‟ are the famous sword dances.
(ii) „Bhunda‟, „Shant‟ and „Bhoj‟ are given the importance of „Kumbha‟ by the hill people.
(iii) „Minjar‟ fair starts on the second Sunday of sawan.
(iv) „Chhamb‟ is the sacred masked dance performed only by Lamas.
(a) All of the above
(b) (ii) and (iii)
(c) (i) and (iv)
(d) None of the above

7 Which of the following is not the component of Deen Dayal Antodaya Yojna – National Urban Livelihood Mission‟?
(i) Employment through skill training and placement
(ii) Social Mobilization and Institution Development
(iii) Shelter to urban homeless
(iv) Provide information related to Government schemes
(a) (i) and (ii)
(b) (iv) only
(c) (ii) and (iii)
(d) All of the above

8 Which of the following is / are not correct about the ‘Himachal Pradesh Forest Eco-Systems Management and Livelihood Improvement Project‟?
(i) This project has been started with the assistance of Japan Inernational Cooperation Agency (JICA).
(ii) This project will be implemented in Bilaspur, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti and Tribal areas of Pangi and Bharmaur.
(iii) During the financial year 2020-21 the Government has provided 40 crore under this project.
(iv) This project is being implemented with the assistance of KFW Bank, Germany.
(a) All of the above
(b) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(c) (iv) only
(d) (i) Only

9 Which of the following statement(s) is / are not correct?
(i) ‘Mukhya Mantri Khet Sanrakshan Yojna’ has been introduced for protection of crops from the menace of monkeys and stray animals.
(ii) Government of Himachal Pradesh has launched a new scheme ‘Jal se Krishi ko Bal’ and 100% expenditure would be borne by the Government for community based small water saving.
(iii) To save crops from hailstorms, the State Government has started a new scheme ‘Krishi se Sampannta Yojna’ from year 2020-21.
(iv) For cultivation of a new variety of ‘Heeng’ and ‘Saffron’, the ‘Krishi Utpadan Sarankshan Yojna’ has been started by the Government of Himachal Pradesh.
(a) (i) and (ii)
(b) (iii) and (iv)
(c) (ii) only
(d) (i) only

10 As per the document brought out by the Planning Department of Himachal Pradesh on ‘Ease of Living’, which of the following(s) is / are not correct about transport sector?
(i) Plying of Electric Buses and Taxis
(ii) Maintenance and upkeep of rural roads ग्र
(iii) No Honking campaign
(iv) Introduction of E-Challan Facility
(a) (ii) only
(b) None of the above
(c) (iv) only
(d) (i), (iii) and (iv)

Instructions of Candidates


2. Please note that it is the candidate’s responsibility to encode and fill in the Roll Number, Test Booklet Series A, B, C or D and Application No. carefully and without any omission or discrepancy at the appropriate places in the OMR Answer Sheet. Any error detected in the scanned data of the OMR Answer Sheet due to wrong encoding of either Application No., Roll No. or both by the candidate, his / her OMR Answer Sheet shall not be evaluated and shall be rejected straight away.

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

4. This Test Booklet contains 100 items (questions) printed both in Hindi and English. Each item comprises four responses (answers). You will select the response which you want to mark on the Answer 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 Answer Sheet provided. See directions in the Answer Sheet.
6. All items carry equal marks.
7. Before you proceed to mark in the Answer Sheet the response to various items in the Test Booklet, you have to fill in some particulars in the Answer Sheet as per entries given in your downloaded Admission Letter.
8. After you have completed filling in all your responses on the OMR Answer Sheet and the examination has concluded, you should hand over to the Invigilator only the Original Copy of OMR Answer Sheet. You are permitted to take away with you the Test Booklet & Candidate’s Copy of OMR Answer Sheet.
9. Sheet(s) for rough work is / are appended in the Test Booklet at the end.

10. Penalty for wrong answers:
(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 fourth 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 answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above to 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.
(iv) If there are two or more correct answers instead of one correct answer out of four alternatives for the answer to a question, all those candidates who will encode any one of these correct answers will be awarded marks allotted to that question.

11. No marks shall be awarded for scrapped question.
12. In case of any discrepancy in English and Hindi versions of the item (question), the English version shall be treated as correct and final.

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