PSC Block Development Officer (BDO) Examination Model Questions & Answers

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PSC Block Development Officer (BDO) Examination Model Questions

Choose the correct answer from the alternatives:

1. The rural reconstruction programme experimentally launched during the post independent period

a) Sevagram

b) Srinikethan

c) Nilokheri

d) None of these

Ans:  c) Nilokheri


2. Planning Commission in its 6th Five Year Plan document defined rural poverty on the basis of ………. calories intake per person per day

a) 2400

b) 2100

c) 2600

d) None of these

Ans:  a) 2400


3. The biggest public sector bank in India

a) State Bank of Travancore

b) Canara Bank

c) State Bank of India

d) None of these

Ans:  c) State Bank of India


4. International Literacy day is observed on ………

a) 8th September

b) 5th September

c) 11th July

d) None of these

Ans:  a) 8th September


5. National Institute for Rural Development is located at ………….

a) New Delhi

b) Bangalore

c) Hyderabad

d) None of these

Ans:  c) Hyderabad


6. The Housing Minister of Kerala behind the concept of ‘Laksham Veedu’

a) T.A. Majeed

b) K.R. Gowri

c) M.N. Govindan Nair

d) None of these

Ans:  c) M.N. Govindan Nair


7. The population of world estimated to cross 6 Billion marks on …………

a) 12th October 1999

b) 7 th September 1999

c) 16th January 2000

d) None of these

Ans:  a) 12th October 1999


8. The Fundamental Right delete from the Constitution of India

a) Right to equality

b) Right to property

c) Right to freedom of religion

d) None of these

Ans:  b) Right to property


9. The allied programme of Integrated Rural Development Programme

a) Jawahar Rozgar Yojana

b) Employment Assurance Scheme


d) None of these

Ans:  c) TRYSEM


10. The number of Block Panchayats in Kerala

a) 144

b) 151

c) 146

d) None of these

Ans:  d) None of these (actually 152) 


Give the year in which the following events took place


11. Introduction of 20 point programme.

Ans:  1975


12. Nationalisation of 14 major Indian Scheduled Banks

Ans:  1969


13. Ernakulam district became a fully literate district in India

Ans:  1990


14. Launching of Employment Assurance Scheme in the country.

Ans:  1993


15. The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments came into force

Ans:  1993

Expand the following abbreviations


Ans:  COSTFORD: Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development.



Ans:  KANFED: Kerala Association for Non-Formal Education and Development.


18. ICDS

Ans:  ICDS: Integrated Child Development Scheme.



Ans:  DWCRA: Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas.



Ans:  KERAMS: Kerala Rural Development and marketing Society.


Furnish the month and date on which each of the following is celebrated


21. World Thrift day.

Ans:  October 30


22. World Population day.

Ans:  July 11


23. World Habitat day.

Ans:  October 3


24. International Women’s day

Ans:  March 8


25. World Environment day.

Ans:  June 5 


Give correct answer to the following

26. Founder of Bhoodan Movement in India

Ans:  Vinobha Bave


27. Theme of 9th Five Year Plan.

Ans:  Growth with Equity and Distributive Justice


28. Leader of rural reconstruction programme in Srinikethan.

Ans:  Rabindranath Tagore


29. Name the programme to improve the basic infrastructure of Primary Schools in the country.

Ans:  Operation Blackboard


30. Vice-Chairman of State Planning Board.

Ans:  K.M. Chandhrasekhar


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