Typist Clerk Gr II (Degree Level Main Examination) Question paper and Answer Key


Question Code: 133/2022 (A)

Name of Post: Typist Clerk Gr II (Degree Level Main Examination)

Department: Malabar Cements Ltd

Cat. No: 068/2020

Date of Test: 29.12.2022

1. Which of the following statements about Santhals is/are true ?
 i. They settled in the foot hills of Rajmahal.
 ii. The Santhals used hoe.
 iii. The Santhals used plough.
 iv. The Santhals used both plough and hoe.
A) Only i
B) Only i and iii
C) Only ii and iv
D) Only iii

2. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Aiyya Vaikunda Swamikal ?
 i. First to start mirror consecration in South India.
 ii. He organised the Kallumala agitation.
 iii. He stood for opening up public roads for the lower castes.
 iv. He organised labour strike.
A) Only i
B) Only i and iii
C) Only ii
D) Only ii and iii

3. Arrange the following events in the correct chronological order.
 i. Slavery was abolished in Travancore.
 ii. A Pattini Jatha was organised.
 iii. The merger of Travancore and Kochi.
 iv. British got Malabar from Tipu Sulthan.
A) ii, iii, iv, i
B) iii, iv, i, ii
C) iv, i, ii, iii
D) i, ii, iii, iv

4. Which of the following is true about Pandit K. P. Karuppan ?
 i. Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha.
 ii. Samathwa Samajam.
 iii. Yogakshema Sabha.
 iv. Arya Samajam.
A) Only ii
B) Only i
C) Only iii
D) Only iv

5. Which of the following is correct about the inhabitants of Kurinchi Tinai ?
 i. Minavar and Alavar.
 ii. Maravar and Vettuvar.
 iii. Vetar and Kanavar.
 iv. Idayar and Ayar.
A) Only iii
B) Only ii
C) Only iv
D) Only i

6. Consider the following statements. Which of the following is/are correct about Wajid Ali Sha ?
 i. A cherry that will drop into our mouth one day.
 ii. The life was gone out of the body and the body of this town had been left lifeless.
 iii. A microscopic minority.
 iv. A machine with strong brakes but no engine.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only i, ii, iv
D) Only iii and iv

7. Statements related to soils are given below. Which statement is/are correct about Red soil ?
 i. Formed by the weathering of igneous and metamorphic rocks is comparatively less fertile.
 ii. Formed in the regions with monsoon rains and intermittent hot season.
 iii. Best suited for cotton cultivation.
A) Only i
B) Only i and ii
C) Only ii and iii
D) All of the above

8. Which of the following statement is correct about Lalit Kala Akademi ?
 i. Promotion of Indian Arts in India and Abroad.
 ii. Promotion of Drama and Music.
 iii. Conducts National Drama Festival every year.
 iv. To encourage reading habit.
A) Only iv
B) Only iii
C) Only ii
D) Only i

 9. Regarding Terrestrial Photography, which of the statement is/are correct ?
 i. The method of obtaining photographs of the earth’s surface continuously from the sky by using cameras mounted on aircrafts.
 ii. The method of obtaining the earth’s topography using cameras from the ground.
 iii. The process of gathering information using the sensors installed in artificial satellites.
A) Only i
B) All of the above
C) Only iii
D) Only ii

10. Consider the following crops. Which of the following is true about Kharif crops ?
 i. Rice, Cotton, Jute, Sugarcane.
 ii. Sugarcane, Tobacco, Rice, Cotton.
 iii. Wheat, Rice, Cotton, Jute.
 iv. Mustard, Rice, Cotton, Tobacco.
A) Only iv
B) Only iii
C) Only i
D) Only ii

11. Which computer generation uses JAVA Language ?
A) Second Generation
B) Third Generation
C) Fourth Generation
D) First Generation

12. Which is not a pointing input device ?
A) Mouse
B) Touch Screen
C) Track ball
D) Punch card reader

13. Resolution of monitor is measured in
A) Hz
B) Bytes
C) Gigahertz

14. Which component of PC maintains time and date ?
A) CMOS memory
C) Hard disk
D) Cache memory

15. RAM is a memory. Which of the following is/are true ?
 i. Primary memory
 ii. Volatile memory
 iii. Secondary memory
 iv. Permanent in nature
A) i and iv are true
B) i and ii are true
C) iii and iv are true
D) only iv is true

16. Among the following which one is the smallest memory unit ?
A) Hard disk
C) Cache memory
D) Register

17. Which one is the optical storage medium ?
A) Hard disk
B) Floppy disk
D) Magnetic tape

18. Mails that are sent with malicious intent to get you into trouble are called
A) Virus
B) Trojan horse
C) Worms
D) Spam

19. Which is not a system software ?
A) Operating system
B) Compiler
C) Web browser
D) Interpreter

20. Which key on windows keyboard sets to full screen mode in most browsers ?
A) F12
B) F11
C) F5
D) F1

21. MS Word is _________ kind of software.
A) Web designing software
B) Antivirus software
C) Web processing
D) Word processing

22. Mail merge features used in MS Word are
A) Send bulk mails
B) Adding pictures to mail
C) Creating multiple columns
D) None of these

23. Text formatting features of MS Word are
 i. Cut
 ii. Copy
 iii. Numbering
 iv. Bulleting
A) i and ii
B) i, ii and iii
C) ii and iii
D) All the above (i, ii, iii and iv)

24. In word document, shortcut key for subscript is
A) Press Ctrl, Shift and the Plus sign (+)
B) Press Ctrl + F2
C) Press Ctrl and the Equal sign (=)
D) Press Ctrl + F10

25. Which feature is used to set left and right margin of the paragraph or text in MS Word ?
A) Align text left
B) Align text right
C) Justify
D) Indent

26. Which is the shortcut key for center alignment of a text in word document ?
A) Ctrl + L
B) Ctrl + R
C) Ctrl + C
D) Ctrl + E

 27. Instead of having drop down menus, MS-Word 2007 creates a system, where buttons and commands are grouped under the tabs is called
A) Title bar
B) Ribbon system
C) Menu bar
D) Task bar

 28. In MS-Word _________ is a pre-designed document that you can use to create new documents with the same formatting.
A) Template
B) Themes
C) Live preview
D) Smart art

29. Which of the following is not an Auto shape in MS Word ?
A) Lines
B) Clip Art
C) Circle
D) Curves

30. What is the name of the column heading for each category in a data source ?
A) Data field
B) Field name
C) Field
D) Record

31. What are the item displayed in the name box in MS Excel ?
A) Address of an active
B) Name of the selected cell
C) Selected cell range
D) All the above

32. COUNT function is used in MS Excel is to
A) Find total number of rows for certain criteria
B) Used to find maximum value
C) Used to find average value
D) Used to calculate sum of cell values

33. Doughnut chart in MS Excel is similar to
A) Area chart
B) Column chart
C) Pie chart
D) Line chart

34. Which is the shortcut key is used in MS Word to make the selected text italic ?
A) Ctrl + Z
B) Ctrl + Alt + I
C) Ctrl + U
D) Ctrl + I

35. How many worksheets are in every workbook in MS Excel 2007 by default ?
A) 4
B) 3
C) 2
D) 5

36. A worksheet in MS Excel is a
A) collection of workbooks
B) collection of file
C) combination of rows and columns
D) none of the above

37. The AutoFill feature in MS Excel can apply from
A) left to right
B) right to left
C) up to down
D) all of these

38. Which is the term that is used in spreadsheet which forces a line break in a cell when the cell entry is too large to fit in the cell ?
A) Line break
B) Wrap
C) Cell break
D) Multiline cell

39. Cell referencing features in MS Excel is/are
A) Absolute
B) Mixed
C) Relative
D) All the above

40. Which is the symbol is used to start formula in MS Excel ?
A) =
B) +
C) ^
D) &

41. Name the reference operators in MS Excel.
A) Colon (:)
B) Comma
C) Space
D) All the above

42. Which is the term used to arrange data according to given criteria in MS Excel ?
A) Filter
B) Sorting
C) Formatting
D) None of these

43. 1 TB is equal to
A) 1024 MB
B) 1024 KB
C) 1024 bytes
D) 1024 GB

44. The views of a slide MS PowerPoint provided is/are
A) Normal view
B) Slide show view
C) Notes page view
D) All the above

45. __________ is the default file name for a MS PowerPoint presentation.
A) Untitled 1
B) Presentation 1
C) Book 1
D) Document 1

46. The entire presentation can be seen at a time in MS PowerPoint
A) Slide sorter view
B) Slide show view
C) Outline view
D) Normal view

47. In MS PowerPoint objects on the slide that hold text are called
A) Place holders
B) Object holders
C) Auto layouts
D) Text holders

48. Which shortcut key is used to inserts a new slide in current presentation in MS PowerPoint ?
A) Ctrl + N
B) Ctrl + M
C) Ctrl + S
D) All of the above

49. Which is the file format supports the MS PowerPoint show ?
A) .jpg
B) .gif
C) .wav
D) all of the above

50. Which of the following is the default page setup orientation of slide in MS PowerPoint ?
A) Landscape
B) Portrait
C) Vertical
D) None of these

51. Commonly used type heads are
 i. Pica
 ii. Policy
 iii. Draft
 iv. Elite
A) i and ii
B) ii and iii
C) iii and iv
D) i and iv

52. Parts of the Rocker Mechanism
 i. Loose dog and Escapement wheel
 ii. Rigid dog and Pinion wheel
 iii. Loose dog and Main spring
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) i and ii
D) i and iii

53. Reason/Reasons for sluggish movement of the Carriage
 i. Low tension of the Mainspring
 ii. High tension of the Mainspring
 iii. Worn out of teeth of escapement wheel.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) i and ii
D) Only iii

 54. Which of the following statement is/are correct about feed rolls ?
 i. Feed rolls are situated in top of the cylinder.
 ii. Feed rolls are situated in bottom of the cylinder.
 iii. There are two sets of feed rolls.
A) Only i is correct
B) Only ii is correct
C) i and ii are correct
D) ii and iii are correct

55. Type bar is connected to segment by means of
A) Key liver
B) Fulcrum wire
C) Draw cord
D) Buffer spring

56. What are the two types of typewriters ?
A) Brief and Portable
B) Standard and Foolscap
C) Portable and Standard
D) Standard and Brief

57. Demy official letters are concluded by
 i. Yours faithfully
 ii. Yours sincerely
 iii. Yours truly.
A) Only i is correct
B) Only ii is correct
C) i and ii are correct
D) ii and iii are correct

58. Which of the following statement is/are correct ?
 i. Ribbon carrier moves up and down.
 ii. Ribbon carrier is fitted behind the type guide.
 iii. Length wise movement of Ribbon is controlled by Ribbon carrier.
A) Only i is correct
B) Only ii is correct
C) i and ii are correct
D) i and iii are correct

 59. Which of the following statement is/are correct ?
 i. ‘‘On IGS’’ should be typed at the top centre of the Envelope.
 ii. ‘‘Registered Post’’ should be typed at the top centre of the Envelope.
 iii. Address of the sender should be typed at the bottom left side of the Envelope.
 A) i and ii are correct
 B) Only ii is correct
 C) All above i, ii and iii are correct
 D) i and iii are correct

 60. Name the Shift systems in a typewriter.
 i. Carriage Shift System
 ii. Segment Shift System
 iii. Universal Shift System
 iv. Imperial Shift System
A) i and ii
B) ii, iii and iv
C) i and iii
D) i only

61. Fill in the blank using correct article.
She wanted __________ unicorn shaped toy.
A) the
B) a
C) an
D) none

62. The car fell ____________ the river.
A) of
B) on
C) by
D) into

63. Mother chooses a dress.
 A dress ________ by mother. (Use apt passive form.)
A) is chosen
B) has chosen
C) was chosen
D) chose

64. A ________ of whales terrified him.
A) pack
B) herd
C) school
D) posse

65. Pick out the ‘phrasal verb’ that means “expires”.
A) run over
B) run down
C) run out
D) run through

66. Find out the word which is similar in meaning “foretell”.
A) Propaganda
B) Prophecy
C) Prejudice
D) Precaution

67. A lot of money ________ spent on treatment.
A) is
B) are
C) were
D) have

68. If I had known Misha’s address, I _______ a letter to her.
A) could write
B) had written
C) wrote
D) could have written

69. The children were treated most _______________.
A) cruelty
B) cruel
C) cruelness
D) cruelly

70. Antonym of “dwell”
A) roam
B) rest
C) stagnant
D) stay

71. They live in a village. Correct question tag is
A) Do they ?
B) Don’t they ?
C) Did they ?
D) Didn’t they ?

72. The thief, ________ the police caught, is punished.
A) whose
B) when
C) whom
D) if

73. They ________ instrument since 7 o ’clock.
A) played
B) were playing
C) are playing
D) have been playing

74. Pick out the wrongly spelt word.
A) Hypocrate
B) Millennium
C) Veterinary
D) Attendance

75. Find out the ‘silent letter’ in the word “butcher”.
A) t
B) r
C) u
D) c

76. The auditorium __________ when the music started.
A) will fill
B) filled
C) fallen
D) had filled

77. I always break and drop things. I am labelled as
A) Black sheep
B) Butter finger
C) Born with a silver spoon in mouth
D) Anarchist

78. He said to me, “which way did she go ?”
 A) He asked me which way she had gone
 B) He asked me which way she went
 C) He asked me which way she gone
 D) He asked me which way to go

79. I __________ work ten hours in those days.
A) can
B) could
C) must
D) need

80. You had better _________ him.
A) advice
B) to advise
C) advise
D) advised

81.ശരിയായ പദം കണ്ടെത്തുക.
A)  ജന്മിത്വം
B) ആജാനുബാഹു
C) അസന്നിഗ്ദ്ധം
D) ധൃതഗതി

82.അലിംഗ ബഹുവചനത്തിന്‌ ഉദാഹരണം ഏത്‌ ?
A) മിടുക്കന്മാർ
B) മരങ്ങൾ
C) മക്കൾ
D) ദ്രോണർ

83.ഇനൻ എന്ന വാക്കിന്റെ അർത്ഥം.
A)  ദിക്ക്‌
B) മേഘം
C) ദിവസം
D) സൂര്യൻ

അധസ്തലം പിരിച്ചെഴുതുക.
A) അധ + തലം
B) അധ + സ്തലം
C) അധഃ + തലം
D) അധഃ + സ്തലം

85.ശരിയായ രൂപം ഏത്‌ ?
A) അർത്ഥാന്തരന്യാസം
B) അർദ്ധാന്തരന്യാസം
C) അർദ്ധാന്ദര ന്യാസം
D) അർത്ഥാന്ദര ന്യാസം

86.സന്ധി നിർണ്ണയിക്കുക - തൊണ്ണൂറ്‌
A)  ആഗമ സന്ധി
B) ആദേശ സന്ധി
C)  യൺ സന്ധി
D) ലോപ സന്ധി

87.പൂജക ബഹുവചനം ഏത്‌ ?
A) ദേവന്മാർ
B) ഭാഗവതർ
C) അധ്യാപകർ
D) രാജാക്കന്മാർ

88.വിഗഹം പര്യായപദമായി വരുന്ന വാക്ക്
A) ആകാശം
B) കാഴ്ച
C) ശബ്ദം
D) പക്ഷി

 89.ഒറ്റപ്പദം ഏത്‌ - പഠിക്കാനുള്ള ആഗ്രഹം.
A) പിപഠിഷ
B) പിപാസ
C) പിപാഠ
D) പിപീലിക

90.ശരിയായ വാക്യം ഏത്‌ ?
A) പരമാവധി അഞ്ചുദിവസം വരെ മഴ പെയ്യാം
B) ആരോഗ്യകാര്യങ്ങളിൽ ശ്രദ്ധ വേണമെന്ന്‌ പ്രത്യേകം എടുത്തു പറഞ്ഞു
C) കുഞ്ചൻ നമ്പ്യാർ മലയാളത്തിൽ ലബ്ധപ്രതിഷ്ഠനായ കവിയാണ്‌
D) വീണ്ടും ഒരിയ്ക്കൽക്കൂടി ലേഖനം തിരുത്തേണ്ടി വന്നു

91.നദി എന്ന്‌ അർത്ഥം ഇല്ലാത്ത പദം ഏത്‌ ?
A) നദപതി
B) ആപഗ
C) തടിനി
D) നിമ്നഗ

92.ശരത്‌ + ചന്ദ്രൻ - ചേർത്തെഴുതുക.
A) ശരച്ചന്ദ്രൻ
B) ശരശ്ചന്ദ്രൻ
C) ശരദ്ചന്ദ്രൻ
D) ശരച്ഛന്ദ്രൻ

93.Status quo  എന്നതിന്റെ മലയാള പരിഭാഷയാണ്‌
A) ഔന്നത്യം
B) പദവി
C) അടിസ്ഥാന സൗകര്യം
D) മാറ്റമില്ലാത്ത സ്ഥിതി

94.പൂർവ്വം - വിപരീതപദം
A) ദക്ഷിണം
B) ഉത്തരം
C) പശ്ചിമം
D) മധ്യം

95.ഭാഗിനേയൻ -- സ്ത്രീലിംഗം
A) ഭഗിനി
B) ഭാഗിനേയി
C) ഭാഗി
D) ഭാഗിനി

96.വഞ്ചി ഇപ്പോഴും തിരുനക്കരെത്തന്നെ' - ഈ ശൈലിയുടെ അർത്ഥം സൂചിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്‌
A) പുരോഗതി ഇല്ലാത്ത അവസ്ഥയെ
B) പ്രതീക്ഷ ഇല്ലാത്ത അവസ്ഥയെ
C) പരാജയത്തെ
D) അനിശ്ചിതത്വത്തെ

97.'There is no rose but has thorns '- എന്നതിന്റെ വിവർത്തനമാണ്
A)  അവിടെ റോസാപ്പൂവില്ല, പക്ഷേ മുള്ളുണ്ട്‌
B) മുള്ളില്ലാത്ത റോസാച്ചെടി ഇല്ല
C) അവിടെ റോസാപ്പൂവും മുള്ളുമില്ല
D) ആ റോസാച്ചെടിയിൽ മുള്ളുണ്ട്‌

98. 'ആകാശകുസുമം' എന്ന പ്രയോഗത്തിന്റെ അർത്ഥം
A) അബദ്ധം പ്രവർത്തിക്കുക
B) തീരെ ഉണ്ടാകാൻ ഇടയില്ലാത്തത്‌
C) മനോരാജ്യം കാണുക
D) വിപരീതാനുഭവങ്ങൾക്ക്‌ വിധേയമാകുക

99. ഋജു - വിപരീതപദം
A) വക്രം
B) വക്തം
C) വക്ത്രം
D) വൃത്തം

100. പികം - എന്ന വാക്കിന്റെ അർത്ഥം
A) തത്ത
B) പാട്ട്‌
C) പൂവ്‌
D) കുയിൽ

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