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Odisha

State of Odisha India

Odisha is the ninth largest state by area in India, and the eleventh largest by population. The modern state of Orisha was established on April 1, 1936 at Kanika Palace, Cuttack as a province in India. The coastal plain of Orisha is called the “Hexadeltaic region” or the “Gift of Six Rivers”. It stretches along the coast of the Bay of Bengal having the maximum width in the Middle Coastal Plain ( the Mahanadi Delta ), narrow in the Northern Coastal Plain ( Balasore Plain ) and narrowest in the Southern Coastal Plain ( Ganjam Plain ).

The Central Government received a proposal from the Orissa Government in 2008 after the State Assembly moved the Bill to change the name of the State from Orissa to Odisha and its language to Odia from Oriya The Lok Sabha approved the Bill on November 9, 2010.

  • Capital city : Bhubaneswar;
  • Area : 155,707 km2 ( 9th );
  • Population : 4,19,47,358 ( 11th );
  • Density of Population ( per.sq.km ): 269;

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  • Sex Ratio: 978;
  • Literacy rate : 73.45%
  • State animal: Sambar;
  • State Bird : Blue Jay;
  • State Flower : Ashoka flower;
  • State Tree : Ashwatha tree

Sl.NoCourseDurationEligibility
1.BA / B Com 3 - 8 Years 18 Years of age and pass in preparatory programs ( 4 months duration ) or XII Std exam
2.Diploma in Applied Electronics1% - 4 / 2 Years12 Std with Physics / Electronics. Admission through entrance test.
3.Certificate in Word Processing 6 months Knowledge of English & Typing
4.Agriculture Courses 1 YearsKnowledge of Marathi

State of India Punjab

The word Punjab is a combination of the Persian words punj ( five ) and ab ( water ), thus the ( land of ) five rivers has earned its epithet: ” Granary of India” through the enterprising spirit, and untiring toil of its people. With its inimitable style of transforming every potential opportunity into a success story, the state was the first to translate agricultural technology into the “Green revolution”, recording highest growth rate in food production. From a minor producer it emerged as a major rice surplus state. Providing the impetus for the “White revolution”, during Operation Flood, Punjab recorded the highest per capita availability of milk. After the partition of India in 1947, the Punjab, province of British India was divided between India and Pakistan. Punjab was divided in 1966 with the formation of the new states of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

  • Capital : Chandigarh;
  • Area : 50,362 Sq. km;
  • Population: 2,77,04,236;
  • Density of Population ( per. sq. km ) : 550;
  • Sex Ratio : 893;
  • Literacy: 76.68%
  • State Animal : Black Buck;
  • State Bird : Baaz;
  • State Tree : Shisham

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Date
Sale of Vouchers30th July, 2012 - 17th September, 2012
Registration Dates30th July, 2012 - 19th September, 2012
Test Dates11th October, 2012 - 6th November, 2012
Results9th January, 2013 

Indian State of Rajasthan

Rajasthan the largest state of India is bounded by Pakistan in the west and north – west; by the State of Punjab in the north; by Haryana in the north – east; by Uttar Pradesh in the east, by Madhya Pradesh in the south – east and Gujarat in the south – west. The Aravali mountain ranges that run from Delhi to Gujarat cut through the State almost vertically. It encompasses most of the area of Great Indian Thar Desert which has an edge paralleling the Sutlej – Indus river valley along its border with Pakistan.General Studies Question Bank CD

  • Capital : Jaipur;
  • Area : 3,42,239 sq. km;
  • Population : 6,86,21,012;
  • Density of Population ( per.sq.km ) : 201;
  • Sex Ratio : 926; Literacy rate : 67.06%
  • State Tree : Khejari;
  • State Rower : Rohida;
  • State Bird : Godawan ( or ) Great Indian Bustard;
  • State Animal : Chinkara
Faculty Disciplines
Arts
1. Tamil, 2. English, 3. Women’s Studies, 4. Rural Development, 5. History, 6. Economics, 7. Social Work.
Science
1. Mathematics, 2. Computer Science, 3. Physics, 4. Chemistry, 5. Biotechnology, 6. Molecular Biology, 7. Microbiology, 8. Nanoscience & Technology, 9. Bioinformatics, 10. Bioelectronics & Biosensors, 11. Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies, 12. Animal Health & Management, 13. Zoology, 14. Botany, 15. Library & Information Science, 16. Home Science, 17. Geology, 18. Energy Science and 19. Electronics
Management
1. Management, 2. Commerce, 3. Corporate Secretaryship, 4. Bank Management, and 5. International Business.
Education 1. Education and 2. Physical Education.

Note :
RAPS is India’s first pressurized water reactor ( PHWR ) of CANDU type. The project started in 1968 with Canadian assistance for the 220 MW Reactors which became critical on August 11, 1973.

Sikkim State of India

Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. It is the least populous state and the only state in India with majority ethnic Nepalese. The Tibetan name for Sikkim is Denjong, which means the “valley of rice”. The Lepchas, original inhabitants of Sikkim called it Nye – mae – e or paradise, and the Bhutias call it Beymul Demazong, which means the hidden valley of rice. In Hindu religious texts, Sikkim is known as Indrakil, the garden of Indra. The modern history of Sikkim begins from 1642 A.D. with the coronation of Phuntsog Namgyal as the first Chogyal or king of Sikkim.Sikkim is geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas. The climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine. Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-Highest Peak, is located on the border of Sikkim and Nepal.

  • Capital: Gangtok;
  • Area : 7,096 sq.kms;
  • Population : 6,07,688;
  • Density of Population ( per.sq.km ) : 86;
  • Sex Ratio : 889;
  • Literacy : 82.20%
  • State tree : Rhododendron;
  • State animal : Red Panda

Sl.No.CategoriesPercentage of CENTAC Seats Reservation
ACENTAC Vertical Reservation of Seats
1Open Competition / General Category ( OC )50%
2Other Backward Classes ( OBC ) 11%
3Backward Classes Muslims ( BCM )2%
4Most Backward Classes ( MBC )18%
5Extreme Backward Classes ( EBC )2%
6Backward Tribes ( BT ) 1%
7Scheduled Caste ( SC ) 16%
BCENTAC Horizontal Reservation of Seats*
1Children / Grand Children of Freedom Fighter ( FF )4%
2Physically Handicapped ( PH )3%
3Wards of Ex-servicemen ( EX )3%
4Candidate who are Meritorious in Sports ( SP )1%

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Tamilnadu State of India

The state of Tamil Nadu is located on the South – eastern coast of the Indian peninsula. It is bound by the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Nilgiri. the Anamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Strait in the south east, and by the Indian Ocean in the south. The state includes 2 Union territories of Pondicherry :Β  Pondicherry and Karaikkal further down South. The State is separated from Sri Lanka by the narrow Palk Strait. Colonised by the British in the 18th century, present day Tamil Nadu was a part of the Madras Presidency, which was ultimately divided into the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh on the basis of language. The Tamil-speaking Madras state changed its name to Tamil Nadu ( Tamil Country ) in 1969 The name of the state capital was changed from Madras to Chennai in 1996.

  • Capital : Chennai;
  • Area : 130058;
  • Population : 7.21,38,958,
  • Density of Population ( per.sq.km ) : 555;
  • Sex Ratio : 995;
  • literacy : 80.33%
  • State symbol : Srivilliputhur Andal temple tower;
  • State Animal : Nilgiri Tahr;
  • State Bird : Emerald Dove;
  • State Tree : Palm Tree;
  • State Flower : Gloriosa
Enquiry OfficeContact Date ( s )
O/O of PG Programs ( CBCS ),
Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry.
Phone No. : 0413 - 2655281 to 2655286, Ext. 361.
17th July, 2015

Note :

  • Tirupur is the largest exporter of knitted garments in the country and hence called as the “Textile valley of India”.
  • Nuclear Power Stations :
    Kudankulam Nuclear Power – Two 1 GW reactors of the WER – 1000 model are being constructed by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited ( NPCIL ) and Atomstroyexport. Under an inter – government agreement signed in December 2008 Russia is to supply to India four third generation WER – 1200 reactors of 1170 MW.
  • The Madras Atomic Power Station conducted a mock drill at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu.
  • The most famous Sittanavasal monument is rock – cut monastery of the Jains in Pudukottai district.

 

Tripura

Indian State of Tripura

Tripura is a land of high hills, interspersed with rivers and valleys having moderately warm and humid climate. It is bounded on the north, west, south and south-east by Bangladesh whereas in the east it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram.The word Tripura may have originated from Tripura Sundari the presiding deity of the land which was famous as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, pilgrimage centres of Shakti worshippers of Hinduism. The Ganamukti Parishad movement led to the integration of the kingdom with India in 1949 within Assam state. Tripura became a centrally administered Union Territory on July 1, 1963 and attained the status of a full – fledged state on January 21, 1972.

  • Capital : Agartala;
  • Area : 10,491.69 sq ..km;
  • Population : 36,71,032;
  • Density of Population ( per Sq.km ) : 350;
  • Sex Ratio : 961;
  • Literacy: 87.75%
  • State Animal : Phayre’s Leaf Monkey;
  • State Tree : Agar ( aggreria agglocha );
  • State Flower πŸ™ NageshwarfMesua ferrea);
  • State Bird : Dukul ( the green Imperial pegion )
CENTAC Entrance Exam CoursesCENTAC Entrance Exam Date
1. MTech ( Advanced Construction Technology )
2. MTech ( Energy Technology )
3. MTech ( Distributed Computing Systems )
4. MTech ( Electronics & Communication Engineering )
5. MTech ( Electrical Drives and Control )
28th July, 2012 ( 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 P.M. )
1. MTech ( Wireless Communication )
2. MTech ( Environmental Engineering )
3. MTech ( Production Manufacturing & Design )
4. MTech ( CAD )
29th July, 2012 ( 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 P.M. )
1. MTech ( Information Security )29th July, 2012 ( 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M. )

Indian State of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is India’s most popular state, as well as the world’s most popular sub – national entity.

Uttar Pradesh is surrounded by Bihar in the East, Madhya Pradesh in the South, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana in the west and Uttaranchal in the north, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand on the south east.

  • Capital: Lucknow;
  • Area : 2,36,286sq. km.;
  • Population : 19,95,81,477;
  • Density of Population ( per Sq. km ) : 828 ;
  • Sex Ratio : 908;

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  • Literacy: 69.72%
  • State animal : Swamp Deer;
  • State Bird : Ashok;
  • State Flower : Brahm Kamal

Part NoContentMCQsMarks
1Child Development and Pedagogy ( relevant to age group 6 – 11 )3030
Mathematics 3030
Environmental Studies3030
2Language I – Malayalam / Tamil / Kannada3030
3Language II – English / Arabic*3030
Total150150

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  • Kanpur is the largest shoe-manufacturing centre in the country.
  • Noida and Lucknow are among the top IT ( Information Technology ) destinations of the country.
  • Meer – at, a manufacturing centre of sports goods,sharp tools like scissors and also of gold ornaments, is regularly listed among the top tax-paying cities in the country.
  • Mirzapur and Bhadohi are manufacturing centres and worldwide exporters of carpets and cotton durries.
  • Moradabad, a famous production centre of traditional ‘Moradabadi’ metalware, has emerged now as a major producer and exporter of stainless steel utensils also.
  • Aligarh is a manufacturing hub of Brass, Zinc, Aluminium, Iron door fittings and is also famous for its padlocks. These items are exported all over the world.

Indian State of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is comprised of two regions of Kumaon and Garhwal. The present Uttarakhand was known as Uttaranchal since the time of its inception as an independent state of India Union in 2000 to 2006. It became 27th state of India after carved out of Himalayan and adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000. It borders China ( Tibet ) on the north, Nepal on the east and the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south, Haryana to the west and Himachal Pradesh to the north west.

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  • Capital : Dehradun;
  • Area : 53,483 Sq.km;
  • Populaion : 1,01,16,752;
  • Density of Population ( per Sq.km ) : 189;
  • Sex Ratio : 963;
  • Literacy : 79.63%
  • State animal : Musk Deer;
  • State Bird : Himalayan Monal;
  • State Tree : Burans;
  • State flower : Brahm Kamal
Part NoContentMCQsMarks
1Child Development and Pedagogy ( relevant to age group 11 – 14 )3030
a) For Mathematics and Science Teachers : Mathematics and Science ( OR )
b) For Social Science Teachers : Social Science ( OR )
c) For any other teacher [ (a) or (b) ]
6060
2Language I – Malayalam / Tamil / Kannada / English3030
3Language II – ( Other than language I ) Malayalam / English / Arabic / Hindi / Urdu / Sanskrit3030
Total150150

Indian State of West Bengal

One of the earliest foreign references to Bengal is the mention of a land named Gangaridai by the Greeks around 100 BC. Calcutta was named the capital of British India in 1772. The Bengal Renaissance and Brahmo Samaj socio – cultural reform movements had great impact on the cultural and economic life of Bengal. Bengal played a major role in the Indian independence movement, in which revolutionary groups such as Anushilan Samiti and Jugantar were dominant.

Armed attempts against the British Raj from Bengal reached a climax when Subhash Chandra Bose led the Indian National Army from Southeast Asia against the British. When India gained independence in 1947, Bengal was partitioned along religious lines. It was on 1st May 1960 when West Bengal was given the status of a separate state in the Indian union, purely on linguistic basis. West Bengal stands 20th in Human Development Index and 26th in Gender Disparity Index. On August 9, 2011 Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee suggested for renaming of the state Pasctim Banga.

  • Boundary : Assam, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
  • Capital: Kolkata;
  • Area: 88,752 Sq.km;
  • Population: 9,13,47,736;
  • Density of Population( per Sq.km ): 1,029;
  • Sex Ratio: 947;
  • Literacy: 77.08%
  • State Animal : Bengal Tiger;
  • State Tree : Devil Tree locally called Chatian;
  • State Flower : Jasmine;
  • State Bird : Kingfisher

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Part NoContentMCQsMarks
1Child Development and Pedagogy ( relevant to age group 11 – 14 )3030
a) For Mathematics and Science Teachers : Mathematics and Science ( OR )
b) For Social Science Teachers : Social Science ( OR )
c) For any other teacher [ (a) or (b) ]
6060
2Language I – Malayalam / Tamil / Kannada / English3030
3Language II – ( Other than language I ) Malayalam / English / Arabic / Hindi / Urdu / Sanskrit3030
Total150150

 

National Capital Territory

India National Capital Territory

Delhi the National Capital Territory of India

Delhi is the largest metropolis by area and the second – largest metropolis by population in India. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with more than 12.25 million inhabitants in the territory and with nearly 22.2 million residents in the National Capital Region urban area. Delhi lies almost entirely in the gangetic plains. Two prominent features of the geography of Delhi are the Yamuna flood plain and the Delhi ridge. The low-lying Yamuna flood plains provide fertile alluvial soil suitable for agriculture. Delhi has the third highest tree – cover among cities in India.

  • Area : 1,483 sq.km;
  • Population : 1,67,53,235;
  • Density of Population ( per Sq.km ): 11,297;
  • Sex Ratio : 866;
  • Literacy : 86.34%


Part No.SubjectMCQsMarks
1Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude4040
2Language Malayalam / English / Tamil / Kannada3030
3Subject specific areas ( Content & Pedagogy )8080
Total150150

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Indian States

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G.G.M. Science College, Jammu ( Established 1907 )3,5Government College for Women, Parade Ground, Jammu ( Established 1944 )8,11Government M.A.M. College, Jammu ( Established 1954 )7S.P.M. R. College of Commerce, Jammu ( Established 1955 )2Government Degree College, Bhaderwah ( Established 1955)1,9
Government Degree College, Kathua ( Established 1961 )4Government Degree College Udhampur ( Boys ) ( Established 1961 )3,6Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu ( Established 1969 )8,10Government Degree College, Rajouri ( Established 1981 )1 
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