ACIO Question Paper 2014 (Solved)

ACIO(Assistant Central Intelligence Officer) Grade-II is conducted by Intelligence Bureau under  Ministry Of Home Affairs(MHA) to recruit officers in the pay band of Rs.9300-34800 and a grade pay of Rs.4200 per month. Age limit upto 27 yrs.

Exam Pattern- The selection process comprises of written exam followed by interview.

Written Exam comprised of two papers,

Paper-1 comprises of general awareness, reasoning , Mathematical Ability, General Science etc.

Paper-2 comprises of English Writing Skills  

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ACIO Question Paper 2014 (Solved)



Q1. Curcuma Longa is the scientific name of which spice?

(1) Cumin

(2) Cloves

(3) Turmeric

(4) Coriander

Q2. Bones found in the hands and feet as the percentage of total no. of bones in the body of an adult human being is nearly equal to:

(1)  20%

(2)  30%

(3)  40%

(4)  50%

Explanation: Number of Bones in Hands= 27 (8 Carpals + 5 meta carples+14 Phalenges in each hand)

Number of Bones in Feet=26 ( 7 Tarsals+ 5 Meta Tarsals + 14 Phalenges in each feet)

Total Number of Bones = 206

So Bones in both the hands = 27 × 2=54

Bones in both the feet = 26 × 2= 52

Total bones in hand and feet = 106

According to the question = 106 ÷ 206 × 100 = 51.45% (approx 50%)

Hence, Answer (4)

Q3. Europeans are believed to have brought potatoes to India in 18th Century. Which region of world is believed to be the origin of potato cultivation?

(1)  Eastern Ghana

(2)  Southern Peru

(3)  Portugal

(4)  West Indies

Q4. Qymyakon is generally considered the coldest inhabited area on the earth. In which country Oymyakon is located?

(1)  Mongolia

(2)  Russia

(3) Greenland

(4)  Iceland

 Q5. Which gland in the human body is also known as the ‘third eye’?

(1) Pineal

(2) Pituitary

(3) Mammary

(4) Tear Gland

Q6. Leukaemia is a group of cancers that usually begins in the bone marrow and results in high number of which abnormal cells?

(1) WBCs

(2) RBCs

(3) Platelets

(4) All of these

 Q7. During an earthquake, two places ‘A’ and ‘B’ record its intensity on Richter Scale as 4.0 and 6.0 respectively. In absolute terms, the ratio of intensity of the earthquake at ‘A’ to that of ‘B’ is

(1) 2:3

(2)  7:8

(3) 141:173

(4) 1:100

 Q8. On a cold day in January, the temperature at a place fell below the freezing point and was recorded as -400 Centigrade. On Fahrenheit scale, the same temperature would be:

(1) 320 F

(2) -80 F

(3) -400 F

(4) -720 F

Explanation: The relation between Centigrade and Fahrenheit scale is as follows:

C ÷ 5 = F – 32 ÷ 9, Putting the value of C in the equation

-40 ÷ 5 = F – 32 ÷ 9

(-8 × 9) + 32 = F

-72 + 32 = F

-40 = F,

Hence Answer-(3)

Q9. Universal gas constant, R, is a property of

(1) Ideal Gases

(2) Halogen Gases

(3) Inert Gases

(4) All Gases

 Q10. At which place was the first Science Congress held in January, 1914?

(1) Kolkata

(2) Allahabad

(3) Chennai

(4) Pune

 Q11. The class of elementary particles, boson, was named afterSatyendraNath Bose, an Indian Physicist. Which of the Indian scientists graduated from the Presidency College Calcutta as a classmate of Satyendranath Bose?

(1) Jagdish Chandra Bose

(2) P.C Mahalanobis

(3) Praful Chandra Ray

(4) Meghnad Saha

 Q12. To which place, Aryabhatta, the great mathematician, went for advance studies?

(1) Takshashilla

(2) Patliputra

(3) Kashi

(4) Kaushambi

 Q13. The development of the world’s first practical design for an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile, A9/10 was undertaken in Nazi Germany during the World War II. It was intended for use in bombing?

(1) London and other coastal cities of Britain

(2) Northern cities of France, including Venice

(3) New York and other American cities

(4) Interiors of USSR to cut off military supply lines to Moscow.

 Q14. Homi Jahangir Bhabha, the father of Indian Nuclear programme, was also the founding director of which of the following institutes?

(1) Tata Institute of Fundamental research

(2) India Institute of Science

(3) IIT

(4) Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata



Founding Director

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Homi Jahangir Bhabha

Indian Institute of Science

Jamshedji Tata


Jawaharlal Nehru

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Meghnad Saha

Hence Answer- (1)

 Q15. Who headed the Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) project launched by ISRO in 1970?

(1) Dr. Vikramsarabhai

(2) Dr. K Radhakrishnan

(3) Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

(4)Dr. G Madhavan Nair

 Q16. Where was Bhaskara, also known as Bhaskaracharya or Bhaskara II, an Indian Mathematician & astronomer, was born?

(1) Kanchipuram

(2) Thanjavur

(3) Bijapur

(4) Madurai

 Q17. The Brahmos, a short range supersonic cruise missile, is a joint venture between which foreign country and Indian Agency?

(1) USA & ISRO

(2) UK & ISRO

(3) Russia & ISRO

(4) Russia & DRDO

 Q18. If the sum of 60% of a fractional number and the number’s square root is 5 greater than one fifth of the number, then the number is?

(1) 6.25

(2) 0.25

(3) 12.25

(4) 2.25

Explanation: Let fractional Number be x, According to question,

0.6x + √x = 0.2x + 5

0.4x + √x = 5

By putting each option in the above equation, we find that 6.25 satisfy the above equation.

Hence the Answer (1)

Q19. If ‘Head’ appears consecutively in the first three tosses of a fair/unbiased coin, what is the probability of ‘Head’ appearing in the fourth toss also?

(1) 1/8

(2) 7/8

(3) 1/16

(4) 1/2

Explanation: The probability of getting a head in a toss of a coin is 50% always. i.e; 1/2

Hence Answer (4)

Q20. Archers ‘A’ and ‘B’ take aim at a target. If the probability of ‘A’ hitting the target is 90% and of ‘B’ missing the target is 90%. What is the probability that both ‘A’ and ‘B’ miss the target?

(1) 90%

(2) 09%

(3) 01%

(4) 81%

Explanation: A hitting target n(A)= 90% and hence missing the target n(A’)= 10%

So according to question, n(A’) × n(B’) = 10% ×  90% = 0.09 or 9%

Hence Answer (2)

Q21. If 12 person working 12 hours a day dig 12 metres of a tunnel in 12 Days, how many are required to dig additional 4 metres of the tunnel (of same dimensions) given that they work 4 hours a day for 4 Days?

(1) 27

(2) 4

(3) 12

(4) 36

Explanation: According to formula, M1 D1 H1/W1 = M2 D2 H2 /W2

After putting the values and solving, we get M2 = 36

Hence Answer (4)

Q22. A man sells an article at a certain price incurring 20% loss. If he had sold the same article for Rs.20 more, he would have earned 20% profit. What was the cost price of the said articles?

(1) Rs.20

(2) Rs.40

(3) Rs.50


Explanation: 120x80x = 20

100       100

= 0.4x = 20

= x       = 50

Hence answer (3)

Q23. Numerator of a fraction is increased by 60%, and at the same time its denominator is decreased by 60%. The new fraction is

(1) 2.56 times the older fraction

(2) Equal to the older fraction

(3) 4 times the older fraction

(4) 0.36 times the older fraction

Explanation: Let fraction be x/y

According to question: x + 0.6x/y – 0.4y = 1.6x/0.4y

= 4x/y,

Hence 4 times the older fraction. Answer- (3)

Q24. In a triangle ABC, one of the angles is average of the remaining two angles. Which of the following is always true about the triangle ABC?

(1) Isosceles Triangle

(2) Equilateral Triangle

(3) One of its angles measures 600

(4) Right angled triangle

Explanation: If one angle of a triangle is 600 then sum of remaining both angles would be 1200. Which satisfy the above given condition.

Q25. If the area of the circle ‘C’ is equal to the area of square ‘S’, then the ratio of square of perimeter of ‘C’ to the square of perimeter of ‘S’ is nearly equal to?

(1) 22:7

(2) 11:14

(3) 88:7

(4) 1:1

Explanation: Area of circle ‘C’ = πr2 , Area of Square ‘S’ = l2

According to question, (Perimeter of circle)2  =  (2πr)2  = 2r2  =  11/14*

(Perimeter of square)2       (4l)2          16l2

*{πr2& l2 cancel out in above equation as they are equal}

Hence the answer (2)

Q26. The last digit of the number 32015 is?

(1) 1

(2) 3

(3) 5

(4) 7

Explanation: Quick Method: Divide power by 4, we get 2015/4= 503 approx., since the unit digit of power comes to be 3. Now put 3 instead of 2015 in the power we get 33 = 27. So the last digit is 7.

Hence Answer (4)

Q27. What is the square root of 49%?

(1) 0.7%

(2) 7.0%

(3) 70%

(4) Undefined

Explanation: √49% = √49/100 = 7/10 = 70%

Q28. Log (402 – 202) is equal to?

(1) log 3

(2) log 60 + log 20

(3) log 40 – log 20

(4) log 20

Explanation: Log (402 – 202) = Log (1600-400) = Log (1200) = Log (60 × 20) = Log 60 + Log 20

Hence Answer (2)

Q29. Twelve persons meet in a conference and each shake hands with all the others. How many handshakes take place?

(1) 66

(2) 72

(3) 144

(4) 132

Explanation: According to formula n×(n-1)/2. We get 66 handshakes.

Hence answer (1)

Q30. A man travels uphill to city C from city B in a car at the speed of 40Km/hr, and returns to the city B at a faster speed of 60Km/hr. what is the average speed of the round trip?

(1) 0

(2) 48Km/hr

(3) 50 Km/hr

(4) Data insufficient

Explanation: According to formula of Average speed, 2 (S1).(S2)= 2 (40)(60)= 48

S1+ S2             40+ 60

Hence Answer (2)

Q31. (7+14+21+28…………+700) is equal to

(1) 35350

(2) 42714

(3) 49420

(4) 56707

Explanation: Since it is an Arithmetic Progression, So Sum of series of AP,

Sn = (Last term + first term)*No. of terms/2

= (700 + 7)* 100/2 = 35350

Hence answer – (1)

Q32. Ina group of 5 persons, P is taller than Q, but is shorter than both R and S. Both R and T are taller than Q, but shorter than S. This implies that

(1) R is taller than P, but shorter than T/R

(2) T is taller than Q, but shorter than R/T

(3) R is taller than Q, but shorter than T/R

(4) S is taller than T while P is shorter than R/S

Explanation: According to question, S> R/T > P > Q

Hence Answer (4)

Q33. Ina group of Army Officers, 02% of officers neither take Coffee nor Tea, while rest of them take either tea or coffee or both. If 60% of officers take Tea, while 58% take coffee, what percentage of officers take Tea but do not take coffee?

(1)  02%

(2) 20%

(3) 40%

(4) 60%

Explanation: n(A) = 60, n(B) = 58, n(A U B) = 98, n(A ∩ B) =?   {n(A)= who drinks tea,

n(B)= who drinks coffee}

So, n(AUB)= n(A)  + n(B) – n(A∩ B)

Therefore,  n(A∩ B)= 60 + 58 – 98 = 20

According to question,  n(A)- n(A∩ B)

=  60 – 20 = 40 (people who drink only tea but not coffee)

Hence Answer (3)

Q34. The original name of Ho Chi Minh, the president of Vietnam Democratic Republic, was Nguyen Van Thanh which he later changed to Ho Chi Minh before becoming the president?

(1) He Who Leads

(2) He Who Fights

(3) He Who Enlightens

(4) He Who Protects

Q35. In which year, Mahatma Gandhi travelled to Champaran, Bihar to inspire the peasants to struggle against the oppressive plantation system?

(1) 1914

(2) 1915

(3) 1916

(4) 1917

Q36. With which objective, CR Das and MotiLal Nehru formed the Swaraj Party within the congress?

(1) Spearhead the mass struggle

(2) Forge Hindu-Muslim Unity

(3) Participate in elections to the provincial council

(4) Organize legislative protests against Rowlatt Act

Q37. The industrial working class did not participate in the Civil disobedience Movement in large numbers, except in

(1) Nagpur Region

(2) Madras region

(3) Surat Region

(4) Calcutta Region

Q38. Dr. B.R Ambedkar clashes with Mahatma Gandhi at the 2nd round table conference demanding?

(1) Reservations for Dalits in Government Jobs

(2) Reservation for dalits in Ministries

(3) Separate Citizen Status for Dalits

(4) Separate Electorate for dalits

Q39. A scene of wrestling match in Bombay’s Hanging Gardens was shot by HarishchanderBhatwadekar, & it became India’s first movie. It was shot in which year?

(1) 1896

(2) 1907

(3) 1913

(4) 1925

Q40. Which famous leader once said, “we would not have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal matters: how you live, the noise you make, how you spit…”

(1) Adolf Hitler, Germany

(2) Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

(3) Mussolini, Italy

(4) Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore

Q41. Who bought the printing press for the first time to India in the mid-16th century?

(1) Dutch Cloth Merchants

(2) British Traders

(3) Portuguese Missionaries

(4) Arab Manuscript Writers

Q42. Measures in India to impose censorship on printed material were initiated in 1798 by the East India Company. It was directed against?

(1) Bengali Social reformers

(2) Englishmen in India

(3) Bengali writers

(4) Indian Princely States

Q43. MunshiPremchand was born in 1880 and died in the year 1936. His best Known Literary work, Godan, was published in?

(1) 1920

(2) 1934

(3) 1936

(4) 1942

Q44. The caste system during early Vedic age prohibited

(1) Inter Caste Dining

(2) Inter caste marriages

(3) Both

(4) None of these

Q45. In which year, Thums Up, one of the India’s great brands, which was sold to Coca-Cola a few years ago, was launched?

(1) 1947

(2) 1958

(3) 1979

(4) 1942

Explanation: Few websites claim the launch in the year 1977, hence the most appropriate option comes out to be (3),

Hence answer- (3)

Q46. Which among the below mentioned Upper Palaeolithic places in India is wrongly matched with the state it is located?

(1) Bhimbetka – Madhya Pradesh

(2) Betamcherla – Andhra Pradesh

(3) Inamgaon– Maharashtra

(4) Singh Bhumi – Himachal Pradesh

Explanation: All the options are rightly matched except (4). Singh Bhumi is in Bihar.

Q47. Kalidasa’s ‘Kumarasambhavam’ describes the story of birth of which Mythological character?

(1) Sanatkumar

(2) Karttikeya

(3) Pradyumna

(4) Abhimanyu

Q48. Where and when was the 2ndBudhhist Council held?

(1) Patliputra in 250 B.C

(2) Sri Lanka in First Century B.C

(3) Vaishali in 383 B.C

(4) Mandalaya in 1871 AD

Q49. In which among the following cases, the Supreme Court of India propounded the theory of basic structure of Constitution?

(1) Gopalan Vs. State of Madras

(2) Golak Nath

(3) Keshvanand Bharti

(4) Minerva Mills

Q50. The 52nd Amendment to the constitution of India is most closely related to?

(1) Extension of Reservations in Government Jobs

(2) Provision for Special Status to Tripura

(3) Provisions for increasing age of eligibility of voting

(4) Provisions against political defection

Q51. Which among the following political party of India has an election symbol very similar to the election symbol of Republican Party of USA?

(1) Samajwadi Party

(2) Bahujan Samaj Party

(3) Janta Dal

(4) Telugu Desam Party


Political Party


Samajwadi Party


BahujanSamaj Party


Janta Dal


Telugu Desam Party


Republican Party of USA has election Symbol comprises of a Donkey and an Elephant, hence it closely resembles to Bahujan Samaj Party’s election symbol. So, the Answer- (2)

Q52. How many members, the President of India can nominate to LokSabha&RajyaSabha, respectively?

(1) 12, 2

(2) 2, 12

(3) 2, 10

(4) 10, 2

Q53. Which among the following amendments to the Constitution of India, designated Delhi as National Territory (NCT)?

(1) 63rd Amendment Act

(2) 69th Amendment Act

(3) 74th Amendment Act

(4) 76th Amendment Act

Q54. On 29 August 1947, the Drafting committee for Indian Constitution was appointed, with Dr. B.R Ambedkar as the chairman along with six other members. Who among the following was not the member of the Drafting Committee?

(1) N. Gopalaswami Ayengar

(2) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(3) Kanaiyalal Menaklal Munshi

(4) Alladi KrishnaswamyIyer

Explanation: Members of Drafting committee were B.R Ambedkar (Chairman), Kanaiyalal Menaklal Munshi, Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer, N. Gopalaswami Ayengar, Pandit Gobind Ballabh Pant, B. L Mitter, and D P Khaitan. Clearly, Jawahar Lal Nehru was not the part of the drafting committee.

Q55. Part IV of the Indian Constitution deals with the Directive principle of State Policy. This feature of the Indian Constitution was influenced by a similar feature of:

(1) Canadian Constitution

(2) Australian Constitution

(3) American Constitution

(4) Irish Constitution

Q56. Which among the following schedules of the Indian Constitution deals with Forms of Oaths or Affirmations?

(1) 2nd Schedule

(2) 3rd Schedule

(3) 4th Schedule

(4) 5th Schedule

Q57. Which of the following is, not, a constitutional provision relating to Governor’s of States?

(1) Same person can be appointed as Governor for two or more sates

(2) He shall be appointed by President

(3) He shall hold office during the pleasure of President

(4) He should have completed the age of 25 yrs.

Q58. Which article of the Indian Constitution deals with the special provision with respect to the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat?

(1) Article 370

(2) Article 371

(3) Article 371-A

(4) Article 371-B



Special Provision
Article 370

Jammu & Kashmir

Article 371

Maharashtra and Gujarat
Article 371-A


Article 371-B


Clearly, Article 371 is related to special provision with respect to Maharashtra and Gujarat. Hence, Answer- (2)

Q59. Indian Constitution provides for promotion of International Peace and security. Which of the following deals with this provision?

(1) Article 51 of the Directive Principles of State Policy

(2) It is implied by the Preamble of Indian Constitution

(3) The 12th Schedule of Indian Constitution

(4) Article 392 empowers the President in this regard

Q60. Which article of the Indian Constitution defines the Original Jurisdiction of Supreme Court?

(1) Article 129

(2) Article 130

(3) Article 131

(4) Article 132



Regards to

Article 129

The Supreme court shall be a court of record
Article 130

Seat of Supreme Court

Article 131

Original Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
Article 132

Appellate Jurisdiction of Supreme Court

Hence Answer- (3)

Q61. Government of India recently announced constitution of NITI Aayog as a policy think-tank replacing Planning Commission. NITI stands for

(1) National Institute for Transforming India

(2) It is not an acronym, but only a Sanskrit word for Policy

(3) National Initiative for Technological India

(4) New Initiative for Transforming India

Q62. The power to promulgate ordinances during recess of parliament is vested with:

(1) The Council of Ministers

(2) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urgent Enactment

(3) The President

(4) The Prime Minister

Q63. In Alternating Current (AC), the direction and magnitude of the current varies

(1) Randomly

(2) Periodically

(3) Exponentially

(4) Do not vary

Q64. Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1921 for his work on?

(1) Mass Energy Equivalence given by E=mc2

(2) Hydrogen Atom

(3) Theory of Relativity

(4) Photoelectric Effect

Q65. Sir C.V Raman received the noble prize for Physics in the year 1930 for his ground breaking work in the field of:

(1) Brownian Motion

(2) Scattering of Light

(3) String Theory

(4) Nuclear Physics

Q66. Which of the following Indian Nationals has been the recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community leadership?

(1) Arvind Kejrwal

(2) KiranBedi

(3) T. N Sheshan

(4) Dr. M. S Swaminathan



Ramon Magsaysay Award
Arvind Kejriwal

Emergent Leadership

Kiran Bedi

Government Work
N Sheshan

Government Service

Dr. M.S Swaminathan

Community Leadership

Clearly Answer- (4)

Q67. Which of the following awards Satyajit Ray received posthumously?

(1) Dada sahib Phalke award

(2) Ramon Magsaysay Award

(3) Bharat Ratna

(4) Honorary Oscar




Dada Saheb Phalke Award


Ramon Magsaysay Award

Bharat Ratna


Honorary Oscar


 Hence Answer (3)

Q68. In which individual event, the first Olympic medal for independent India was won at Helsinki Olympics?

(1) Archery

(2) Boxing

(3) Wrestling

(4) Weight Lifting

Q69. The Gini Co-efficient is a measure of?

(1) Rodent Population

(2) Migration rate of Guineas Nationals

(3) Income Inequality

(4) Ratio of Coinage to Currency Note

Q70. Which of the following Indices is not considered while calculating HDI?

(1) Life Expectancy

(2) Education

(3) Housing

(4) Income

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Q71. For the financial year 2013-14, what percentage of total tax receipts of the Union Government came from income tax collections?

(1) Around 05%

(2) Around 10%

(3) Around 20%

(4) Around 40%

Explanation: As per Annual Financial Budget Statement Rs247639/Rs 1235870 = approx. 20%

Q72. India’s industrial GDP growth rate for the fiscal year 2013-14 (at the factor cost of 2004-05) is estimated to be around?

(1) 0.35%

(2) 1.43%

(3) 2.48%

(4) 4.74%

Explanation: As per planning commission report

Q73. As per the census 2011 data, which is the most populated metro city in India?

(1) Delhi

(2) Mumbai

(3) Chennai

(4) Kolkata

Explanation: As per census 2011,

Q74. As per the census 2011, which among the following states has higher sex ratio than the national average?

(1) Nagaland

(2) Delhi

(3) Arunachal Pradesh

(4) Tripura

Explanation: As per census 2011,

Q75. Professor Arvind Pangariya was recently appointed as?

(1) Chairman, UGC

(2) Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

(3) Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister

(4) Governor, RBI



Chairman UGC

Prof. VedPrakash

Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Prof. ArvindPangaria
Economic Advisor of PM

Mr. Arvind Subramanian

Governor, RBI

Mr. Raghu Ram Rajan

Clearly, Answer- (2)

Q76. Till date, 13 serving heads of state have received Noble Peace Prize.Only one Head ofState received it for Literature. Who is he?

(1) Theodore Roosevelt, President of USA

(2) Eisaku Sato, Prime Minister of Japan

(3) Oscar AriasSanchez, President of Costa Rica

(4) Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of UK

Q77. The Radcliff Line is named after its architect, Sir Cyril Radcliffe. It is boundary demarcation line between?

(1) Pakistan and Afghanistan

(2) India and Bhutan

(3) India and Pakistan

(4) India and Myanmar


Name of Countries

Demarcation Line
Pakistan and Afghanistan

Durand Line

India and Bhutan

Indo- Bhutan Border
India and Pakistan

Redcliff Line

India and Myanmar

24th Parallel

Clearly, the Answer- (3)

Q78. Which among the following is the oldest mountain range in India?

(1) The Western Ghats

(2) The Aravali Range

(3) The Satpura Range

(4) The Vindhya Range

Q79. Which among the following rivers flow from east to west, eventually meeting the Arabian Sea?

(1) Narmada

(2) Godavari

(3) Krishna

(4) Kaveri

Q80. Which of the following National Parks of India is located in one of the north-eastern states? It is also a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site?

(1) Betla

(2) Dachigam

(3) Manas

(4) Silent Valley


National Park

Located in



Jammu & Kashmir


Silent Valley


Clearly: The Answer- (3)

Q81. Suzanna Arundhati Roy, an Indian author and political activist, was born in?

(1) Shillong

(2) Chennai

(3) Thiruvananthapuram

(4) Jeddah

 Q82. Yellow Revolution in India refers to growth of?

(1) Militancy in the North East

(2) Oil Seeds production

(3) Advertising Industry

(4) Jaundice Outbreak

Q83. French Revolution ended in 1790s with the ascent of?

(1) Rousseau

(2) King Louis

(3) Napoleon Bonaparte

(4) Robespierre

Q84. In which subject did Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia, famous novelist and film director of Assam, obtain PhD from University of London?

(1) Assamese

(2) Physics

(3) Mass Communication

(4) Mathematics

Q85.In his youth, Adolf Hitler aspired to be?

(1) Architect

(2) Painter

(3) Singer

(4) Footballer

Q86. Many of the famous political leaders had a University Degree in law, which of the following world leaders didn’t have a degree in law?

(1) Nelson Mandela

(2) Fidel Castrol

(3) Barack Obama

(4) John F Kennedy

Q87. Ernesto Che Cuevara, the famous Marxist revolutionary of South America, was born in?

(1) Bolivia

(2) Cuba

(3) Argentina

(4) Guatemala

Q88. Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical weekly, first appeared in 1970 as a successor to another French magazine that was banned for mocking thedeath of former French President Charles de Gaulle. What was the name of the banned magazine?

(1) Le Monde

(2) Hara Kiri

(3) La Croix

(4) Humanite Hebdo

Q89. Vasant Gowarikar, who passed away recently, was a famous personality in which field?

(1) Literature

(2) Space Science

(3) Classical Music

(4) Cinema

Q90. Who is non-member who can participate in the debate of LokSabha?

(1) Vice President

(2) Chief Justice of India

(3) Attorney General of India

(4) None of the above

Q91. Which of the following is the wrongly matched pair?

(1) Indict: Abuse

(2) Onset: Beginning

(3) Recite: Propose

(4) Temerity: Boldness

Q92. Which of the sentence is grammatically correct?

(1) Either he or I am mistaken

(2) He gave me an advice

(3) The sceneries here are very good

(4) Let you and I do it

Q93. Which of the following word is closest in meaning to the idiom, “cast down”?

(1) Humiliated

(2) Defeated

(3) Depressed

(4) Discouraged

Q94. The letter’o’ in the word ‘about’ is pronounced like letter ‘o’ in the word?

(1) Go

(2) Boy

(3) Got

(4) Now

Q95.Khali was sitting on the fence, means khali was?

(1) Living dangerously

(2) Undecided

(3) Stubborn

(4) Annoying

Q96. In the sentence, “don’t talk so loud”, the word ‘loud’ is used as an:

(1) Adverb

(2) Adjective

(3) Idiom

(4) Active verb

Q97. In the sentence, ‘None but the brave deserve the fair’, the word ‘but’ is used as:

(1) An Adverb

(2) A preposition

(3) A conjunction

(4) A pronoun

Q98. Which of the following is correctly matched adjective-noun pair?

(1) Restless- Restlessly

(2) Restless- Restlessness

(3)Restless- Restive

(4) Restless- Restivity

Q99. His bad eyesight exempted him….Military service. Fill in the blanks with:

(1) In

(2) Of

(3) From

(4) At

Q100. Which of the following is an incorrectly matched word-meaning pair?

(1) Excursion- Short Journey

(2) Homage- Tribute

(3) Sidekick- Close Companion

(4) Intact- Tactful

Paper – II (English Language)

Write an essay in English Language only on any one of the following topics in not more than 400 words:

  • Right to freedom of expression should be an absolute right
  • Inclusive Growth: A pipedream
  • Intelligence is an important aspect of Statecraft
  • “It is often safer to be in chains than to be free”

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ACIO Question Paper 2014 (Solved)

ACIO Question Paper 2014 (Solved)


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