Pondicherry LDC Exam 2023 solved question paper

1) Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is connected with
(A) Microbes and organic matter
(B) Organic matter
(C) Microbes
(D) NONE of the above

2) Nettle sting is a natural source of which acid?
(A) Methanoic acid
(B) Lactic acid
(C) Citric acid
(D) Oxalic acid

3) In bisexual flower, if androecium and gynoecium mature at different times, the phenomenon is known as
(A) Dichogamy
(B) Herkogamy
(C) Heterogamy
(D) Monogamy

4) Which of th e following is the correct sequence of a food chain?
(A) Diatoms – Crustaceans – Herrings
(B) Crustaceans – Diatoms – Herrings
(C) Diatoms – Herrings – Crustaceans
(D) Crustaceans – Herrings – Diatoms

5) Joshimath is located in
(A) Himachal Pradesh
(B) Uttarakhand
(C) Sikkim
(D) Uttar Pradesh

6) Which one of the following describes the lithosphere?
(A) Upper and lower mantle
(B) Crust and upper mantle
(C) Crust and core
(D) Mantle and core

7) Debris avalanche can be included in the category of
(A) Landslides
(B) Slow flow mass movements
(C) Rapid flow mass movements
(D) Subsidence

8) Match the following :
(1) Total Solar eclipse (a) The explosive death of a star
(2) Galactic movement (b) A magnetic storm on the sun
(3) Solar flare (c) Earth
(4) Super Nova (d) Diamond Ring

(A) (1)-(b), (2)-(a), (3)-(d), (4)-(c)
(B) (1)-(a), (2)-(c), (3)-(b), (4)-(d)
(C) (1)-(c), (2)-(a), (3)-(d), (4)-(b)
(D) (1)-(d), (2)-(c), (3)-(b), (4)-(a)

9) The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone normally occurs
(A) Near the Equator
(B) Near the Tropic of Cancer
(C) Near the Tropic of Capricorn
(D) Near the Arctic Circle

10) Spring tides are caused
(A) As result of the moon and the sun pulling the earth gravitationally in the same direction
(D) As result of the moon and the sun pulling the earth gravitationally in the opposite direction
(C) Indention in the coast line
(D) None of the above

Pondicherry UDC Exam 2023 solved question paper

  1. Identify the other name for Macro Economics
    (A) Price Theory
    (B) Income Theory
    (C) Market Theory
    (D) Micro Theory
  1. Which of the following statements are correct about Self Help Groups (SHG)?
    i. The SHGs promote thrift in small proportions by a minimum contribution from each member.
    ii. From the pooled money, credit is given to the needy members to be repayable in small instalments at high interest rates
    iii. SHGs have helped In the empowerment of women.
    iv. Such credit provisions are generally referred to as micro-credit programmes.
    (A) i, ii, iii and iv
    (B) ii, iii, .and iv
    (C) ii and iv
    (D) i, iii and iv
  1. Which of the following rivers does not flow into the Arabian Sea?
    (A) Tungabhadra
    (B) Sabarmati
    (C) Mandovi
    (D) Narmada

4. Match the following:

I. Pangong Tso lakei. Mizoram
II. Balpakram National Parkii. Assam
III. Orang National Parkiii. Meghalaya
IV. Palak Dillakeiv. Eastern Ladakh

A) I -iv, II-iii, III-ii, IV-i
(B) I-iv, II-iii, III -i, IV-ii
(C) I-iii , II-ii, III-i, IV-iv
(D) I-ii, II-i, III-iv, IV-iii

  1. The study of inscriptions is called
    (A) Epigraphy
    (B) Cartography
    (C) Calligraphy
    (D) Archaeology
  1. Two identical conducting balls having positive charges q1, and q2 are separated by a centre to centre distance r. If they are made to touch each other and then separated to the same distance, the force between them will be
    (A) less than before
    (B) same as before
    (C) more than before
    (D) zero
  1. In India electricity is supplied for domestic use at 220 V. It is supplied at 110 V in USA.
    If the resistance of a 60W bulb for use in India is R, the resistance of a 60W bulb for use in USA will be
    (A) R
    (B) 2R
    (C) R/4
    (D) R/2
  1. The line integral of magnetic field over a closed loop is μ0 times net current enclosed by the loop. It is called
    (A) Gauss’s law
    (B) Ampere’s circuital law
    (C) Tangent Law
    (D) Maxwell Law
  1. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to economic reforms in India?
    i. Outsourcing is emerging as a major activity in industrial and service sectors.
    ii. During the reforms, growth of agriculture and industry has gone down but the service sector has registered growth.
    iii. Reforms have benefited the agriculture sector. There has also been an increase in public investment in this sector.
    iv. Industrial sector growth has slowed down due to availability of cheaper imports and lower investment.
    (A) i, ii, iii and iv
    (B) ii, iii and iv
    (C) i, ii and iv
    (D) i , iii and iv
  1. Which of the following is a direct tax?
    (A) Excise duty
    (B) Income tax
    (C) Customs duty
    (D) Service tax