Sunday, December 16, 2012

CBSE Class 9 - PSA Quiz (Social Science)

PSA Quiz (Social Science)

(Sample PSA paper from a public school in Delhi)(Passage based MCQs) Read the given passage carefully and answer the following questions:

The heaviest rainfall (11520 cm) in the world has been recorded in Mawsynram (Meghalaya) while the western part of Jaisalmer district is one of the driest part of the world, recording about 9cm of rainfall in a year. There is a wide contrast in the amount of rainfall received by different parts of the country. There is wide contrast in the amount of rainfall received by different parts of the country. Total rainfall increases generally eastward.

Q1: At which place has the maximum rainfall in the world been recorded?

(a) Karakoram
(b) Amritsar
(c) Mawsynram
(d) Indore

Q2: State the amount of rainfall received by Meghalaya.

(a) 100 cm
(b) 200 cm
(c) 11520 cm
(d) 2000 cm

Q3: The rainfall generally increases from

(a) west to east
(b) east to west
(c) north to south
(d) south to north

Q4: Where is Mawsynram located?

(a) Rajasthan
(b) Assam
(c) Manipur
(d) Meghalaya

Q5: Which of the following is one of the driest part of the world?

(a) Manipur
(b) Jaiselmer
(c) Mawsynram
(d) Chennai

Study the passage and the table carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Number of people visiting six different places: Shimla, Manor, Kullu, Nainital, Jaipur and Gangtok. The percentage of men, women and children visiting those places have been shown in the following table.

   Name of the places        Numbers of people
Percentage of
    Men       Women      Children    

Q6: What is the total number of children visiting Nainital and Gangtok together?

(a) 32495
(b) 27379
(c) 21933
(d) 19803

Q7: What is average number of women visiting Shimla, Manor and Kullu together?

(a) 14484
(b) 13856
(c) 12610
(d) 10795

Q8: Number of men visiting Jaipur is approximately what percentage of the total number of people visiting all the places together?

(a) 55
(b) 31
(c) 6
(d) 174

Q9: Number of children visiting Shimla forms what percent of the number of children visiting Nainital? (rounded off to two digits after decimal)

(a) 50.33
(b) 198.70
(c) 164.90
(d) 60.64

Q10: What is the respective ratio of percentages of men and women visiting Shimla?

(a) 11:6
(b) 4:7
(c) 5:4
(d) 6:5

1: (c) Mawsynram
2: (c) 11520 cm
3: (a) west to east
4: (d) Meghalaya
5: (b) Jaiselmer
6-10: Self-Attempt


  1. Seriously, dude? will they really give us passages to answer from? This is as easy as English comprehension, in fact, easier!

  2. not at all useful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1