BoI Quiz

July 20, 2015
BoI Quiz 11:
Question: Q & A, a novel adapted into Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, was written by...
a) Upamanyu Chatterjee, 1983 batch IAS
b) Vikas Swarup, 1986 batch IFS
c) Navtej Sarna, 1980 batch IFS
d) Anita Agnihotri, 1980 batch IAS

Answer: Q & A, a novel adapted into Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, was written by 1986 batch IFS Vikas Swarup. Published in 2005, it was the author's first novel.

June 20, 2015
BoI Quiz 10:
Question: Charleville Hotel, built in 1870, was acquired to house which Govt building?
a) LBSNAA, Mussoorie
b) South Block, Delhi
c) CBI Headquarters, Delhi
d) AIIMS, Delhi

Answer: The Charleville Hotel provided the location and basic infrastructure for the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. There were then subsequent expansions and construction of new buildings.

April 24, 2015
BoI Quiz 9:
Question: What's the nickname of Indian government instructions on departmental canteens?
a) Red Book
b) Blue Book
c) Green Book
d) Orange Book

Answer: It's the Green Book. In fact, Green Book is the nickname of “Administrative Instructions on Departmental Canteen in Offices and Industrial Establishments”, issued by the department of personnel and training (DoPT).

April 12, 2015
BoI Quiz 8:
Question: Where is Panchvati lawns located?
a) PMO
b) 7 Race Course Road
c) Home Minister's Residence
d) Rashtrapati Bhavan

Answer: PM's residence at 7 Race Course Road

February 1, 2015
BoI Quiz 7:
Question: Name the secretary-ranked officer who wrote the novel, Jara Bhalobesechhilo (Those Who Had Known Love)?
a) Anita Agnihotri
b) Nandita Chatterjee
c) Gauri Kumar
d) Lov Verma)

Answer: Anita Agnihotri, 1980 batch IAS. She has also written over 100 short stories capturing images of anger, hardship, love and compassion. In many, she has questioned the system in which she is very much a part of. “A Forest Interlude” is one of the collections of some of her amazing short stories and journal writings.

January 22, 2015
BoI Quiz 6:
Question: Which of the following 1995 batch IAS, empanelled as JS recently, is also a poet?
a) Ravindra Telang (Sikkim)
b) Bishnupada Sethi (Odisha)
c) Dr John B Ekka (Assam)
d) Ms A Vani Prasad (Andhra Pradesh)

Answer: Bishnupada Sethi of Odisha cadre. 41% of respondents of BoI gave the correct answer in our online quiz.
One of his books, My World of Words, is a collection of poems with an underlining theme that words are central to human existence. He writes:
"Lying quietly on a wooden cot,
kept on the verandah of a mud hut,
I move my eyes slowly
like the rare waves
in the cool waters of a static lake."

December 31, 2014
BoI Quiz 5:
Question: Name the IAS officer who on May 19, 2013 scripted history by scaling the Mt Everest
a) Ravindra Kumar
b) Ajit K Seth
c) Roli Singh
d) Manjit Singh

Answer: Ravindra Kumar has created history by scaling the Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world. The 2011 batch officer, currently an assistant collector and executive magistrate of East district of Gangtok, achieved this rare feat on May 19, scripting a history by becoming the first IAS officer to conquer Mt Everest.

December 25, 2014
BoI Quiz 4
Question: "Lighted Windows” (Hint: good governance initiatives of the Government) is a...
a) Book
b) Central Scheme
c) Film
d) Painting

Answer: "Lighted Windows” is a recently complied book on good governance initiatives. The book was compiled by DARPG.

December 19, 2014
BoI Quiz 3
Question: Government employees at times gather at Jalebi Chowk, located inside...
a) PMO
b) Industry Ministry
c) Defence Ministry
d) Home Ministry

Answer: Jalebi Chowk is located inside the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in North Block.

December 14, 2014
BoI Quiz 2
Question: The officer who drove a 100-year-old John Morris Fire Engine on a Delhi street in February 2014 was...
a) Ajit K Seth, Cabinet Secretary
b) Arunendra Kumar, Railway Board chairman
c) Montek Singh Ahluwalia, ex-dy chairman, Planning Commission
d) AK Manocha, CMD, IRCTC

Answer: The officer who drove a 100-year-old John Morris Fire Engine on a Delhi street in February 2014 was Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar.

December 10, 2014
BoI Quiz 1
Question: Femina Miss India World 2014 Ms Koyal Rana is daughter of an...
a) Administrative Service Officer
b) Income Tax Officer
c) Police Officer
d) Diplomat

Answer: Femina Miss India World 2014 Ms Koyal Rana is daughter of an Income Tax Officer Arun Kumar. 


  1. Keep up the good work.

  2. good compilation. didn't know of jalebi chowk having worked in MHA for 6 years!