Solved Question Paper for Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) in EPFO conducted by UPSC

11. Which of the following can be threats to the biodiversity of a geographical area ?

1. Global warming
2. Fragmentation of habitats
3. Invasion of alien species
4. Promotion of vegetarianism

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: (A)

12. Vultures, which were very common in our countryside a few years ago, are rarely seen nowadays. This is attributed to one of the Following :

(a) Destruction of their nesting sites by new invasive species
(b) A drug used by cattle owners for treating their diseased cattle
(c) Scarcity of food available to them
(d) A widespread, persistent and fatal disease amongst them

Answer (B)

13. Match List

A. Buxa Tiger Reserve                    1. Rajasthan

B. Periyar Tiger Reserve               2. Gujarat

C. Sariska National Park               3. West Bengal

D. Wild Ass Sanctuary                    4. Kerala


(a) 2 1 4 3
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 2 4 1 3
(d) 3 1 4 2

Answer: (B)

14. The regional project by name ‘CASA-1000’ (Central Asia-South Asia-1000), funded by World Bank, pertains to the field of :
(a) Eradication of HIV AIDS
(b) Roads and Buildings
(c) Electricity
(d) Eradication of illiteracy

Answer (C)

15. Who won the Golden Boot Award in the recently concluded UEFA Euro 2012
(a) Fernando Torres (Spain)
(b) Mario Balotelli (Italy)
(c) Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
(d) Mario Gonna (Germany)

Answer (A)

16. Match List-1 with List-11 and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

A. Steve Jobs                          1. Google
B. Sheryl Sandberg                2. Apple

C. Larry Page                          3. Yahoo

D. Ross Levinsolhn               4. Facebook


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

Answer: (C)

17. Match book with Author

a. Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel                  1. Steve Waugh and Nasser Hussain

b. An Ashes Summer                                     2. Greg Chappell

c. Sachin : A Hundred Hundreds Now      3. Mike Atherton

d. Opening Up :My autography                  4. V. Krishroswamy


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

Answer: (D)

18. Why was Justice Dalveer Bhandari in the news recently ?

(a) He became member of UN Human Rights Council,
(b) He was elected to the International Court of Justice.
(c) He became Director General of World Trade Organization.
(d) He became Secretary-General of SAARC

Answer (B)

19. Match Head with Institution

1. Jim Yong Kim                  1. President, World Bank

2. Kamlesh Sharma            2. Secretary-General, Commonwealth

3. Christine Lagarde          3. Managing Director, IMF

4. Catherine Day                4. Secretary-General of the European Commission


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

No correct answer

20. Despite having huge coal reserve in OUT country, why do we import millions of tons of coal?

1. It is policy of Govt. of India to save its own coal reserve for future use and import now from other countries for present use.

2. Most of the thermal plants in our country are coal based and they are unable to gel sufficient coal supply from our coal mines.

3. Steel plants require large quantities of coking coal which we do not have, coking coal is to be imported from other countries.

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

Answer (b)


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