Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Objective General Knowledge-06

Q.India does not have a single branch/office of any one of its banks in which of the following countries?
 1USA
 2Russia
 3Nepal
 4Switzerland
  Ans: 4
Q.When you pull out the plug connected to an electrical appliance, you often observe a spark. To which property of the appliance, is this related?
 1Capacitance
 2Resistance
 3Inductance
 4Wattage
  Ans: 1
Q.The focal length of a convex lens is
 1shorter for blue light than for red
 2the same for all colours
 3shorter for red light than for blue
 4maximum for yellow light
  Ans: 1
Q.When a ball drops on to the floor it bounces. Why does it bounce?
 1The floor heats up on impact
 2Newton's third law implies that for every action there is a reaction
 3File floor exerts a force on the ball during the impact
 4The floor is perfectly rigid
  Ans: 2
Q.Renewable energy can be obtained from
 1Biomass
 2Fossils
 3Radioactive
 4Natural gas
  Ans: 1
Q.A body has a mass of 6 kg on the Earth; when measured on the Moon, its mass would be
 1nearly 1 kg
 26 kg
 3less than 1 kg
 4less than 6 kg
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one among the following is not included in the basic functions of operating system?
 1Job Control
 2Job Scheduling
 3Memory Management
 4Data Management
  Ans: 1
Q.Transformer is a kind of appliance that can 1. increase power 2. increase voltage 3. decrease voltage 4. measure current and voltage Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 12 and 3 only
 21 and 4
 34 only
 42, 3 and 4
  Ans: 1
Q.Who is the Chief Law Officer of India
 1Secretary, Law Department
 2Attorney General
 3Advocate General
 4Solicitor General
  Ans: 2
Q.Protectionism in the international trade stands for
 1Semi-restricted trade
 2Free trade policy
 3Restricted trade policy
 4All of these
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following films was given the award of "the Best Motion Picture of the Year" by Oscar Foundation?
 1There will be Blood
 2No country for Old Men
 3Peter & the Wolf
 4None of these
  Ans: 2
Q.Who amongst the following was the Chairman of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission who submitted its report to the Government a few months back?
 1Veerappa Moily
 2Natwar Singh
 3M.S. Gill
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following companies/commissions of Indians Origin signed a pact for obtaining oil blocks in Libya?
 1Reliance Petroleum
 2Oil India Ltd.
 3Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
 4None of these
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following companies of Indian Origin has become the first Indian Company to launch financial services to retail investors in China?
 1Bajaj Finance
 2SBI Capital Markets
 3Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
 4None of these
  Ans: 3
Q.Tata Motors has signed a long term partnership agreement with which of the following auto companies?
 1Ford Motor Company
 2Maruti Suzuki
 3Toyota Motor Corporation
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.Many times we read in financial newspapers/magazines about "Share Swap" done by big corporates. What is "Share Swap"?
(A) A business takeover in which acquiring company uses its own stock to pay for theacquired company
(B) When a company uses its own shares to get some short term loan for working capital requirement, it is known as Share Swap
(C) When companies are required to float a new issue to earn capital for their expansion programmes, each shareholder gets some additional preferential shares. The process of the allotment of preferential share is known as Share Swap.
 1Only A
 2Only B
 3Only C
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.On the basis of the study done by the Government of India, various states were divided into two groups "Low Poverty States", "High Poverty States". Which of the following is not a low poverty state?
 1Kerala
 2Orissa
 3Karnataka
 4Gujarat
  Ans: 2
Q.As reported in the major financial newspapers the Federal Reserve has made certain changes/corrections in its base federal funds rates. This act of the Federal Reserve will bring an effect directly and immediately on the banks located in
 1USA
 2China
 3Japan
 4Russia
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following countries has the largest cheques truncation facility in Asia?
 1China
 2India
 3Myanmar
 4None of these
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following is the name of the asset reconstruction company created by various banks in India?
 1ARCIL
 2HCR
 3SEBI
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.A person eligible to become the President of India should not be less than
 160 years of age
 235 years of age
 340 years of age
 450 years of age
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following is not one of the 10 fundamental duties of an Indian citizen?
 1Safeguard public property
 2Preserve the rich heritage of the nation's composite culture
 3Protect the natural environment and have compassion for living creatures
 4Ensure that each child of school going age gets basic education
  Ans: 4
Q.Who amongst the following has written the book "The City of Joy"?
 1Ingram Smith
 2V. Harrison
 3Dominique Lapierre
 4Guentar Grass
  Ans: 3
Q.India's first Defence University is set up in
 1Haryana
 2Uttar Pradesh
 3Punjab
 4Delhi
  Ans: 1
Q.The Supreme Court of India has upheld the Government's decision to provide reservation to Other Backward Class candidates in central educational institutes. How much reservation they get?
 127%
 213%
 315%
 420%
  Ans: 1
Q.Who amongst the following Indians has featured in the list of 'World's 100 most influential Women", selected by the "Time" Magazine?
 1Mamata Banerjee
 2Sania Mirza
 3Jaya Bachchan
 4Pratibha Patil
  Ans: 1
Q.Who amongst the following has written the book "Sandy Storms"?
 1Sandeep Patil
 2Kapil Dev
 3Rahul Dravid
 4Sachin Tendulkar
  Ans: 1
Q.The Test cricket match in which Rahul Dravid completed his 34th Century was played against
 1England
 2Pakistan
 3South Africa
 4Australia
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following terms is associated with the game of 'Golf'?
 1Revoke
 2Scratch
 3Bogey
 4Mallet
  Ans: 2
Q."Vachaspati Puraskars" are given by the
 1Madhya Pradesh Government
 2Uttar Pradesh Hindi Akademy
 3Birla Foundation
 4None of these
  Ans: 3
Q."Swayamsidha" is a scheme launched by the Government of India to help.
 1Women only
 2School children only
 3Health workers only
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following amendments in the Constitution of India are related with the institution of "Panchayat Raj"?
(A) 106th
(B) 100th
(C) 73rd
(D) 74th
 1Only A
 2Only B
 3Both C & D
 4Both A & B
  Ans: 3
Q.In the financial newspapers we read about International Growth. What are the activities involved in Industrial Sector for the purposes of economic planning?
 1Mining
 2Manufacturing
 3Construction
 4All of the above
  Ans: 4
Q.'Davis Cup' is associated with the game of
 1Lawn Tennis
 2Cricket
 3Hockey
 4Boxing
  Ans: 1
Q.Subroto Cup is associated with the game of
 1Hockey
 2Football
 3Polo
 4Badminton
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following terms is not used in the game of Lawn Tennis?
 1Gambit
 2Volley
 3Smash
 4Service
  Ans: 1
Q.The first Five-Year Plan in India was launched in the year?
 11951
 21947
 31948
 41949
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following is grown mainly on mountain slopes?
 1Tea
 2Paddy
 3Ground nut
 4Potato
  Ans: 1
Q.Black soil is not very suitable for the growth of
 1Ground nut
 2Cotton
 3Wheat
 4Potato
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following is the normal period of "Kharif Crop"?
 1May to October
 2July to December
 3March to June
 4None of these
  Ans: 4
Q.India signed a deal on the sharing of Teesta and Feni river waters. This agreement is signed with which of the following countries?
 1Bhutan
 2Bangladesh
 3Nepal china
 4Pakistan
  Ans: 2
Q.In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from
 1England
 2France
 3Canada
 4USA
  Ans: 1
Q.Who had proposed partyless democracy in India?
 1S.A.Dange
 2Jayaprakash Narayan
 3Mahatma Gandhi
 4Vinoba Bhave
  Ans: 2
Q.Disinvestment in Public Sector is called
 1Privatisation
 2Globlisation
 3Liberalisation
 4Industrialisation
  Ans: 1
Q.'Darwin finches' refers to a group of
 1Lizards
 2Birds
 3Fishes
 4Amphibians
  Ans: 2
Q.Which was described by Dr.B.R.Ambedkar the 'heart and soul' of the Constitution?
 1Right to Constitutional Remedies
 2Right to Equality
 3Right against Exploitation
 4Right to Freedom of Religion
  Ans: 1
Q.The Civil Disobedience Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in
 11930
 21928
 31922
 41931
  Ans: 1
Q.Fa-hien visited India during the reign of
 1Kumaragupta
 2Ramagupta
 3Samudragupta
 4Chandragupta II
  Ans: 4
Q.At which place in Bengal was the East India Company given permission to trade and build a factory by the Mughals in 1651?
 1Singur
 2Cassim Bazar
 3Burdwan
 4Calcutta
  Ans: 2
Q.Which Sikh Guru called himself the 'Sachcha Badshah'?
 1Guru Hargovind
 2Guru Gobind Singh
 3Guru Teg Bahadur
 4Guru Arjan Dev
  Ans: 1
Q.With which one of the following countries, India has signed agreement to build Multi model Transit Transport Project?
 1Myanmar
 2Sri Lanka
 3Nepal
 4Maldives
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following countries is Number One Country in terms of Purchasing Power?
 1South Korea
 2USA
 3Germany
 4China
  Ans: 2
Q.‘Yuan’ is the currency of which one of the following countries?
 1South Korea
 2Japan
 3China
 4North Korea
  Ans: 3
Q.What are teaser loan rates charged by banks?
 1Rate of interest in the initial period is less and goes up subsequently
 2Fixed rate of interest charged by banks
 3Floating rate of interest charged by banks
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.According to the 8th Annual Global Retail Development Index(GRDI), which one of the following countries is 'most attractive' retail marker in the world?
 1India
 2Saudi Arabia
 3Japan
 4UAE
  Ans: 1
Q.Government's "Food-for-work" programme means -
 1Supplying balanced diet to workers in rural areas
 2no-work-no-pay principle
 3ensuring enough food to rural worker-households
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.The insurance companies collect a fixed amount from its customers at a fixed interval of time. What is it called?
 1Instalment
 2Premium
 3EMI
 4Service Charge
  Ans: 2
Q.What is the full form of ‘ESOPs’ as seen in financial newspapers?
 1Early Sales Opportunities
 2Employee Stock Options
 3Executive Salary Options
 4Emergency Stock Operations
  Ans: 2
Q.Pohang Steel Company (POSCO) is a company originally based in
 1Vietnam
 2South Korea
 3USA
 4Italy
  Ans: 2
Q.Who amongst the following was awarded Padma Vibhushan
 1Kumar Mangalam Birla
 2Nirupama Rao
 3Montek Singh Ahluwalia
 4Saina Nehwal
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following books is written by Anita Desai?
 1The Village By the Sea
 2Magic Seeds
 3My God Died Young
 4None of the these
  Ans: 1
Q.Expand the term MGNREGA.
 1Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
 2Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Agency
 3Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Act
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following States has passed a bill to regulate the interest rates on micro-finance?
 1Andhra Pradesh
 2Orissa
 3Karnataka
 4Haryana
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following States has passed a legislation to confiscate the property of corrupt officials and to open schools in these properties?
 1Bihar
 2Jharkhand
 3Rajasthan
 4Haryana
  Ans: 1
Q.Brihadeeswara Temple located in?
 1A.P.
 2Tamil Nadu
 3Kerala
 4Orissa
  Ans: 2
Q.In which one of the following States, Jaitapur Nuclear Power plant is proposed to be set up?
 1Haryana
 2Maharashtra
 3Orissa
 4Karnataka
  Ans: 2
Q.Expand the term IFRS.
 1Indian Financial Reporting Standards
 2International Financial Reporting Standards
 3Indian Financial Reporting Systems
 4None of these
  Ans: 2
Q.Who is Liu Xiaobo?
 1Chinese citizen, who has been awarded Nobel Peace prize
 2North Korean dissident, who has been awarded Nobel Literature Prize
 3Sportsman who was awarded maximum 8 Gold medals in Commonwealth
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.Who is Hardeep Puri?
 1India’s ambassador in UK
 2India’s permanent representative at UN
 3Vice President, World Bank
 4India’s ambassador in USA
  Ans: 2
Q.With which one of the following games, France’s Zinedine Zidane is associated?
 1Football
 2Snooker
 3Volleyball
 4Base Ball
  Ans: 1
Q.What does the letter 'S' denotes in 'AFSPA' an abbreviation we every often see in newspapers?
 1State
 2Solid
 3Special
 4Slow
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following is a food crop?
 1Palm
 2Jute
 3Cotton
 4Maize
  Ans: 4
Q.Vedanta Alumina is a company operating in the area of
 1Mining
 2Textiles
 3Banking
 4Cement
  Ans: 1
Q.An individual visiting UAE will have to make his/her payments in which of the following currencies?
 1Baht
 2Peso
 3Dirham
 4Dinar
  Ans: 3
Q.Who amongst the following is not a famous writer?
 1Namita Gokhale
 2Sania Mirza
 3Khushwant singh
 4Chetan Bhagat
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following is the Chemical name of the salt we use in our kitchen?
 1Sodium Chloride
 2Ammonium Sulphate
 3Sodium Carbonate
 4Calcium Chloride
  Ans: 1
Q.Operation New Dawn is the beginning of stability in
 1Iran
 2Sri Lanka
 3Sudan
 4Iraq
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following books is written by Kiran Desai?
 1Tale of Two Cities
 2The Inheritance of Loss
 33 Mistakes of My Life
 4Tale of Two Sisters
  Ans: 2
Q.India has an agreement with USA for producing energy in the form of
 1Nuclear
 2Solar
 3Thermal
 4Hydraulic
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following awards is given to sports persons in India?
 1Kalidas Samman
 2Arjuna Award
 3Saraswati Samman
 4None of these
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following is the trophy/cup associated with the game of cricket?
 1Duleep Trophy
 2Durand Cup
 3Santosh Trophy
 4Derby
  Ans: 1
Q.Shushil Kumar who won the Medal at an London Olympic event is a famous
 1Table Tennis player
 2Wrestling champion
 3Golf player
 4None of these
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following is the abbreviated name associated with food security?
 1PDS
 2OPEC
 3NPA
 4ASHA
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the is a good and rich source of vitamin 'C'?
 1Banana
 2Lemon Juice
 3Radish
 4Mango
  Ans: 2
Q.Who amongst the following Indian Prime Ministers was honoured posthumously by the Government of Bangladesh for his/her contributions to the independence of the nation?
 1Rajiv Gandhi
 2Lal Bahadur Shastri
 3Indira Gandhi
 4None of these
  Ans: 3
Q.Who amongst the following was never a Governor of the RBI?
 1Arup Roy Choudhury
 2D.Subbarao
 3C.Rangarajan
 4Bimal Jalan
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following schemes launched by the Government of India aims at enhancing the livelihood security of the people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work?
 1MGNREGA
 2ASHA
 3TRYSEM
 4Kutir Jyoti Scheme
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following organisations prepares rural credit plans on annual basis for all districts in India, which in turn from the base for annual credit plans of all rural financial institutions?
 1CII
 2RBI
 3SIDBI
 4NABARD
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the following periods represents the period of the first Five-Year Plan in India?
 11951-56
 21950-55
 31952-57
 41947-52
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following is the name of the process available to common people to seek court's intervention in matters of public interest?
 1Ordinance
 2Habeas Corpus
 3Public Interest Litigation (PIL)
 4None of these
  Ans: 3
Q.India's foreign policy is based on several principles, one of which is
 1Live and Let Live
 2Satyamev Jayate
 3Panchsheel
 4None of these
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following is not a Poverty Eradication Programme launched by the Government of India?
 1AADHAAR
 2National Family benefit Scheme
 3National Social Assistance
 4Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana
  Ans: 1
Q.PIIGS is the group of nations falling under
 1NATO
 2Commonwealth
 3Euro zone
 4SAARC
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following is used as a fuel in Nuclear power stations in India?
 1Tin
 2Thorium
 3Copper
 4All of these
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the States has taken up the job of improving Dams with the help of the World bank's Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement project?
 1Guwahati
 2Kerala
 3Tamil Nadu
 4Uttar Pradesh
  Ans: 2
Q.Who amongst the following is the author of the book "Development as Freedom"?
 1Y.V.Reddy
 2Manmohan Singh
 3C.Rangarajan
 4Amartya Sen
  Ans: 4
Q.Who amongst the following has never held post of the Governor of the RBI?
 1Usha Thorat
 2Manmohan Singh
 3L.K.Jha
 4C.Rangarajan
  Ans: 1
Q.Who amongst the following is the Regulator of Insurance sector in India?
 1IRDA
 2SEBI
 3AMFI
 4RBI
  Ans: 1
Q.The main feature of the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme is to insure which of the following
 1Land of the farmer
 2Life of the farmer
 3Crop of the farmer
 4Both land and family of the farmer
  Ans: 3
Q.In which one of the following States was the first UID card issued?
 1Maharashtra
 2Assam
 3Manipur
 4West Bangal
  Ans: 1
Q.The oldest international airline is
 1Air Sahara
 2Dutch KLM
 3Qantas Airways
 4Air Canada
  Ans: 2
Q.Diu is an island off
 1Gujarat
 2Maharashtra
 3Goa
 4Daman
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following is a land-locked sea?
 1Red Sea
 2North Sea
 3Timor Sea
 4Aral Sea
  Ans: 4
Q.Shivasamudram Falls is found in the course of river
 1Cauvery
 2Mahanadi
 3Krishna
 4Godavari
  Ans: 1
Q.Who gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad"?
 1Iqbal
 2Subhash Chandra Bose
 3Bhagat Singh
 4Chandrashekhar Azad
  Ans: 3
Q.The position of Indian Railways network in the world is
 1Fifth
 2Fourth
 3Second
 4Third
  Ans: 2
Q.The normal cholesterol level in human blood is
 1180-200 mg
 2140-180 mg
 3120-140 mg
 480-120 mg
  Ans: 1
Q.Syrinx is the voice box in
 1Mammals
 2Amphibians
 3Birds
 4Reptiles
  Ans: 3
Q.The Dried flower buds are used as a spice in
 1Cloves
 2Saffron
 3Cardamom
 4Cinnamon
  Ans: 1
Q.The tissue in man where no cell division occurs after birth is
 1Connective
 2Nerves
 3Germinal
 4Skeletal
  Ans: 1
Q.Troposphere is the hottest part of the atmosphere because
 1it is closest to the sun
 2heat is generated in it
 3it is heated by the Earth's surface
 4there are charged articles in it
  Ans: 3
Q.The outermost layer of the Sun is called
 1Corona
 2Lithosphere
 3Photosphere
 4Chromosphere
  Ans: 1
Q.Where was India's first computer installed?
 1Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
 2Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
 3Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
 4Indian Iron & Steel Co.Ltd., Burnpur
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following can be used to absorb neutrons to control the chain reaction during nuclear fission?
 1Uranium
 2Plutonium
 3Boron
 4Heavy water
  Ans: 3
Q.Hydrogen bomb is based on the principle of
 1uncontrolled fusion reaction
 2controlled fusion reaction
 3uncontrolled fission reaction
 4controlled fission reaction
  Ans: 1
Q.What is the commonly used unit for measuring the sped of data transmission?
 1Bits per second
 2Nano seconds
 3Characters per second
 4Mega Hertz
  Ans: 1
Q.Which type of reaction produces the most harmful radiation?
 1Fusion reaction
 2Chemical reaction
 3Fission reaction
 4Photo-Chemical reaction
  Ans: 3
Q.Which type of glass is used for making glass reinforced plastic?
 1Fibre glass
 2Quartz glass
 3Flint glass
 4Pyrex glass
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the metals causes Itai-itai disease?
 1Cobalt
 2Copper
 3Chromium
 4Cadmium
  Ans: 4
Q.Glycol is added to aviation gasoline because it
 1prevents freezing of petrol
 2reduces consumption of petrol
 3reduces evaporation of petrol
 4increase efficiency of petrol
  Ans: 1
Q.The largest ecosystem of the Earth is
 1Biome
 2Biosphere
 3Hydrosphere
 4Lithosphere
  Ans: 2
Q.Ina food chain, the solar energy utilised by plants is only
 10.1 percent
 210 percent
 31 percent
 40.01 percent
  Ans: 1
Q.Supersonic Jet causes pollution by thinning of
 1CO2 layer
 2O2 layer
 3O3 layer
 4SO2 layer
  Ans: 3
Q.OTEC stands for
 1Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
 2Ocean Thermal Energy Conservation
 3Oil and Thermal Energy Conservation
 4Oil and Thermal Energy Convention
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following folk dances is associated with Rajasthan?
 1Rauf
 2Jhora
 3Veedhi
 4Suisini
  Ans: 4
Q.Who invented penicillin?
 1Louis Pasteur
 2Alexander Fleming
 3Dreser
 4Edward Jenner
  Ans: 2
Q.2018 FIFA World Cup would be held in
 1France
 2Russia
 3Qatar
 4Netherlands
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following books is authored by V.S. Naipaul?
 1A House for Mr.Biswas
 2Tender Hooks
 3Witness the Night
 4The Rediscovery of India
  Ans: 1
Q.The Eleventh 'Five-Year Plan' of India is for the Five years ranging from?
 12007-2012
 22009-2014
 32008-2013
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.Private equity investors invest in a company based mainly on
 1the creditability and the valuation of the company
 2the age of the company
 3the location of the company
 4the activity undertaken by the company
  Ans: 1
Q.The synagogue is generally
 1Jewish House of Prayer
 2The Parsi temple
 3A place
 4An epic
  Ans: 1
Q.Deuce is a term used in
(a) polo
(b) lawn tennis
(c) badminton
(d) boxing
(e)volleyball
 1b,c,d
 2a,b,c
 3b,c,e
 4c,d,a
  Ans: 3
Q.ISI is the intelligence agency of
 1Pakistan
 2India
 3Israel
 4United Kingdom
  Ans: 1
Q.In broad gauge, the distance between the rails is,
 11.87 metres
 21.00 metre
 33 metre
 42.67 metres
  Ans: 1
Q.ET Now and CNBC TV18, TV Channels essentially broadcast
 1English News
 2business and economic news
 3classic English movies
 4political events and news
  Ans: 2
Q.With which one of the following fields was Satyajit Ray associated?
 1Short stories
 2Films
 3Sports
 4Social work
  Ans: 2
Q.Who amongst the following carried Indian Tricolour at Guangzhou Asian Games?
 1Gagan Narang
 2Sania Mirza
 3Saina Nehwal
 4Randhir Singh
  Ans: 1
Q.Human breath is visible in winter but not in summer because
 1water vapour in breath condenses in cold air, making it visible
 2the difference in outside pressure gives visibility to breath
 3breath contains certain impurities and visible matters
 4none of these
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following is an oilseed ?
 1Cardamom
 2Garlic
 3Clove
 4Mustard
  Ans: 4
Q.The name of the white revolution is associated with
 1Kurien Verghese
 2C.Rangarajan
 3M.S.Swaminathan
 4J.V.Narlikar
  Ans: 1
Q.The Government of India provides direct financial support to which of the followingschemes?
 1Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana
 2Packing Credit Guarantee Scheme
 3ULIP
 4All of the above
  Ans: 1
Q.Who amongst the following is the author of the Book "A Bend in the River"?
 1Walter Scott
 2V.S.Naipaul
 3Arun Shourie
 4Daniel Defoe
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following is called the pink City of India?
 1Lucknow
 2Kolkata
 3Jaipur
 4Kota
  Ans: 3
Q.The Reserve Bank does not have an office in
 1Gulbarga
 2Kanpur
 3Jaipur
 4Bhopal
  Ans: 1
Q.A Badminton player is supposed to know the meaning of the term
 1Bouncer
 2Love
 3Punch
 4Booster
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following makes a case for intensive, modern farming?
 1Cropping pattern
 2Higher output using organic method
 3Remunerative price
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following is the objective of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)issued by the Government?
 1To ensure that Companies take steps for rehabilitation of project-affected people
 2To ensure that Companies use some of their profits for educating the project-affected people
 3To ensure that Companies provide health care to project-affected people
 4None of these
  Ans: 1
Q.A hockey player is supposed to know the meaning of the term
 1Bouncer
 2Frozen Ball
 3Dead Ball
 4Penalty Corner
  Ans: 4
Q.Which one of the following has launched guidebook on standards fir exporters?
 1UNIDO
 2RBI
 3SEBI
 4IBA
  Ans: 1
Q.BIPA with Sudan comes into effect was the news, it is an agreement for
 1Investment in a country
 2Peaceful use of atomic power
 3Allowing students to visit each other's nation
 4Allowing people to come for medical treatment
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of t he following terms is normally not seen in the field of International Relations?
 1Alluvial Soil
 2Exchange Rate
 3OECD
 4Free Trade
  Ans: 1
Q.In which one of the following States, population growth rate is lower than national average?
 1Orissa
 2Delhi
 3Gujarat
 4Himachal Pradesh
  Ans: 1
Q.Sodium thiosulfate (Na2S2O3) solution is used in photography to
 1remove undecomposed AgBr as a soluble silver thiosulfate complex
 2remove reduced silver
 3reduce silver bromide (AgBr) grain to silver
 4convert the metallic silver to silver salt
  Ans: 1
Q.The disease which has been declared by the Union Government to be a mandatorily notifiable in order to provide better diagnosis and treatment and reduce its transmission is -
 1Tuberculosis
 2Diabetes
 3Malaria
 4Cancer
  Ans: 1
Q.The first Credit Information Company in India was -
 1CARE
 2ICRA
 3CIBIL
 4None of the above
  Ans: 3
Q.To review the determination of poverty line by Suresh Tendulkar Committee, Planning Commission has constituted a committee under the chairmanship -
 1S.K. Goel
 2C. Rangrajan
 3Mihir Shah
 4Prakash Bukshi
  Ans: 2
Q.All services excluding services in negative list have been brought under the umbrella ofservice tax w.e.f. July 1, 2012. How many services have been included in the negative list?
 117
 215
 321
 419
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following organisation makes "Doing Business Report" every year?
 1WTO
 2World Bank
 3UNCTAD
 4IMF
  Ans: 2
Q.For 2011-12, the external debt as percentage of GDP stands at -
 122%
 220%
 323%
 425%
  Ans: 2
Q.With reference to The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report which one of the following statements is correct?
 1By 2030 even two planet Earths would not be enough to sustain human activity
 2Biodiversity has decreased by an average of 50 per cent globally since 1970
 3The world would have to be 50 per cent bigger to have enough land and forests to provide for current levels of consumption and carbon emissions
 4The report is titled Living Planet Report 2012
  Ans: 2
Q.In India six big licensed rating agencies are involved in the task of sovereign credit rating, which one of the following is not among them?
 1Moody's Investors Service
 2Dominion Bond Rating Service (DBRS)
 3Infosys Ratings
 4Standard and Poors (S&P)
  Ans: 3
Q.Which country won the World Ice Hockey Championship 2012?
 1Russia
 2Sweden
 3Finland
 4USA
  Ans: 1
Q.With a view to strengthening regional financial and economic cooperation the Reserved Bank of India has announced Swap Arrangement of how much amount of US$ billion both inforeign currency and Indian rupee for SAARC member countries?
 1USD 2 billion
 2USD 2.5 billion
 3USD 4.5 billion
 4USD 3.25 billion
  Ans: 1
Q.In the 12th Five Year Plan the Government of India has proposed to invest for development of various projects in port sector the amount of
 173,893.95 crore
 276,793.95 crore
 376,000.00 crore
 475,793.95 crore
  Ans: 2
Q.India has signed a key tax information exchange agreement and another pact on information technology to accelerate economic and joint investment with-
 1Qatar
 2Yaman
 3Iraq
 4Bahrain
  Ans: 4
Q.Scientists at the Tomato Genome Consortium (TGC) successfully sequenced the genomes of which of the following vegetables?
 1Brinjal
 2Onion
 3Potato
 4Tomato
  Ans: 4
Q.Which country took over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in June 2012?
 1China
 2Iraq
 3India
 4Iran
  Ans: 1
Q.Which country has increased its defence budget by nearly 10 per cent to 545 billion rupees ($ 5.8 billion) for the 2012-13?
 1India
 2Iran
 3Iraq
 4Pakistan
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the following country has clinched the title of Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament for 2012?
 1Australia
 2Pakistan
 3New Zealand
 4India
  Ans: 3
Q.Who authored the book Mind Positive, Life Positive ?
 1Buta Singh
 2Sushma Swaraj
 3S. Joginder Singh
 4Sonia Gandhi
  Ans: 3
Q.Who had been made the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD)?
 1Bobby Jindal
 2Adi Goderej
 3Mr. Suma Chakrabarti
 4Rahul Khullar
  Ans: 3
Q.The World Environment Day was observed across the globe on June 5,2012. Theme for the World Environment Day 2012 was -
 1Water-all we need
 2Green Economy : Does it include you?
 3Forests-Nature at your Service
 4None of the above
  Ans: 2
Q.The purpose of Directive Principles of State Policy is to
 1lay down positive instructions which would guide State Policy at all levels
 2implement Gandhiji's idea for a decentralised state
 3check the use of arbitrary powers by the government
 4promote welfare of the backward sections of the society
  Ans: 1
Q.IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd.) an independent Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) was established in
 11988
 21985
 31987
 41986
  Ans: 3
Q.SSS-NIRE (Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy) working in bio-energy, bio-fuel, synthetic fuel etc is located at
 1Mumbai
 2Wadala Kalan, Kapurthala (Punjab)
 3Bangalore
 4Dehradun
  Ans: 2
Q.RGAUD (Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas) i.e. Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Day, Sadbhavana Day is celebrate each year on the birth day of ex. PM Rajiv Gandhi. His birth day is
 120th November
 220th December
 320th August
 420th October
  Ans: 3
Q.The Solar Evapo-Cooking System (SECS) for controlling excretion of CO2 in atmosphere and to save LPG amount during food cooking for 20000 people daily in Shri Sai Baba Institute Nyas, Shirdi (Maharashtra)was established in
 1June 2012
 2June 2009
 3June 2011
 4June 2010
  Ans: 4
Q.Which newspaper was started by Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak to serve the cause of India's freedom struggle?
 1Kesari
 2Gadar
 3Free Hindustan
 4Swadesh Mitra
  Ans: 1
Q.The writer of the book 'India's Second Freedom' is -
 1Soli Sorabji
 2Loknayak Jaiprakash Narain
 3Lalkrishna Advani
 4Atal Behari Bajpai
  Ans: 2
Q.For what is the Manas sanctuary in Assam known?
 1Elephants
 2Bears
 3Tigers
 4Birds
  Ans: 1
Q.Most of the unemployment in India is -
 1Technological
 2Cyclical
 3Frictional
 4Structural
  Ans: 4
Q.Four Mathas established by Adi Shankaracharya are-
 1Joshimath, Dwarka, Puri, Sringeri
 2Sringeri, Dwarka, Joshimath, Prayag
 3Dwarka, Joshimath, Prayag, Kanchi
 4Puri, Sringeri, Dwarka, Varanasi
  Ans: 1
Q.What lis 'KAABA'?
 1Hindu Shrine
 2Jew's Shrine
 3Muslim Shrine
 4None of the above
  Ans: 3
Q.Who is credited with introducing the beans and potatos in Bhagirathi valley?
 1Wilson
 2Ram Brahmachari
 3Henry
 4Maharaja Sudarshan Shah
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of these is not a dance of Uttarakhand?
 1Jagar
 2Chanchari
 3Terahtali
 4Thadia
  Ans: 3
Q.Soj-e-Vatan is the book written by -
 1Premchand
 2Mahadevi Verma
 3Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala'
 4Sumitranandan Pant
  Ans: 1
Q.United Nations Human Development Index has been developed by -
 1Mahboob-ul-Haq
 2Jagdish Bhagwati
 3Joseph Stiglitz
 4Amartya Sen
  Ans: 1
Q.The estimates of National Income are prepared by-
 1National Development Council
 2National Productivity Council
 3National Income Council
 4Central Statistical Organization
  Ans: 4
Q.When the Reserve Bank of India was established?
 11935
 21920
 31930
 41940
  Ans: 1
Q.The red coloured human figures engraved on the Lakhuodyar near Almora belongs to -
 1Vedic period
 2Kushan period
 3Stone age
 4Chand period
  Ans: 3
Q.The State who launched "Atal Khadyanna Yojna" is -
 1Bihar
 2Gujarat
 3Uttarakhand
 4Jharkhand
  Ans: 3
Q.The call for 'Quit India Movement' against Britishers was given in-
 11942
 21940
 31946
 41936
  Ans: 1
Q.Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place in the city-
 1Meerut
 2Agra
 3Amritsar
 4Lahore
  Ans: 3
Q.Which dynasty did not rule over North India?
 1Mauryas
 2Guptas
 3Rajputs
 4Chalukyas
  Ans: 4
Q.The Battle of Haldighati was fought in -
 11756 AD
 21576 AD
 31756 BC
 41576 BC
  Ans: 2
Q.The revolutionary woman who led the revolution of 1857 in Oudh was -
 1Lakshmibai
 2Ahilyabai
 3Aruna Asaf Ali
 4Begum Hazrat Mahal
  Ans: 4
Q.The proof of burying the dog with human body at which of the following places?
 1Burjhom
 2Koldihava
 3Chaupani
 4Mando
  Ans: 1
Q.The first Lokpal Bill was presented in the Parliament in -
 11968
 21967
 31971
 41972
  Ans: 1
Q.Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were sentenced to death in -
 1Alipur conspiracy case
 2Lahore conspiracy case
 3Kakori conspiracy case
 4Kanpur conspiracy case
  Ans: 2
Q.The Chief Election Commissioner of India is appointed by -
 1Prime Minister
 2Lok Sabha
 3President
 4Chief Justice of India
  Ans: 3
Q.At the time of gaining of Independence, the President of 'Indian National Congress' was -
 1J.B. Kriplani
 2Jawaharlal Nehru
 3Rajendra Prasad
 4Sardar Patel
  Ans: 1
Q.Which extremist leader of the freedom movement was given 6 years jail punishment in 1908?
 1Bipin Chandra Pal
 2Balgangadhar Tilak
 3Lala Lajpat Rai
 4Arbind Ghosh
  Ans: 2
Q.The most famous centre of learning during Maurya period was -
 1Taxila
 2Ujjain
 3Nalanda
 4Vallabhi
  Ans: 1
Q.The famous Buddhist scholar Aswaghosh was a contemporary of -
 1Ashoka
 2Nagarjuna
 3Kanishka
 4Harsha
  Ans: 3
Q.Which Viceroy was assassinated during his tenure?
 1Lord Mayo
 2Lord Curzon
 3Lord Rippon
 4Lord Wellesley
  Ans: 1
Q.The Forest Research Institute is situated at -
 1Nagpur
 2Mysore
 3Dehradun
 4Ernakulam
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following is the latest country to reach an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation with India?
 1Australia
 2South Korea
 3China
 4Israel
  Ans: 1
Q.Famous Cave temples of Elephanta are ascribed to -
 1Chalukyas
 2Cholas
 3Pallavas
 4Rashtrakoots
  Ans: 4
Q.When was Bengal re-united due to the protests by Indians?
 11905
 21911
 31947
 41971
  Ans: 2
Q.Who is the writer of 'Humayun-Nama'?
 1Zebunnisa
 2Jahanara
 3Gulbadan Begum
 4Roshanara
  Ans: 3
Q.Leelawati, a treatise on Mathematics, was written by-
 1Ramanuj
 2Kautilya
 3Amartya Sen
 4Bhaskaracharya
  Ans: 4
Q.Which community is given nominated seat in Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly?
 1Buddhist
 2Garwalis
 3Anglo-Indian
 4Muslims
  Ans: 3
Q.Who was the founder of 'Servants of India Society'?
 1Madan Mohan Malviya
 2Sarojini Naidu
 3Justice Ranade
 4Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  Ans: 4
Q.The Muslim League passed a resolution demanding partition of India in its session held at-
 1Lahore
 2Karachi
 3Allahabad
 4Dhaka
  Ans: 1
Q.Bombay was taken over by the English India Company from-
 1The Dutch
 2The French
 3The Danish
 4The Portuguese
  Ans: 4
Q.Abnormal level of cholesterol is associated with -
 1Hardening of arteries
 2Hardening of veins
 3Kidney stones formation
 4Liver cirrhosis
  Ans: 1
Q.The joint session of both Houses of Parliament is presided over by -
 1Chairman of Rajya Sabha
 2Prime Minister
 3Speaker of Lok Sabha
 4Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha
  Ans: 3
Q.The first Political Organization established in India in 1838 was known as -
 1British India Society
 2Bengal British India Society
 3Settlers Association
 4Zamindari Association
  Ans: 4
Q.The battle field of Plassey is situated in -
 1Bihar
 2Andhra Pradesh
 3Orissa
 4West Bengal
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the following is the oldest Veda?
 1Samveda
 2Yajurveda
 3Rigveda
 4Atharvaveda
  Ans: 3
Q.The famous historian who visited India with Mahmud Ghazni was -
 1Ferishta
 2Al-Beruni
 3Afif
 4Ibn Batuta
  Ans: 2
Q.Who was defeated in the battle of Khanva?
 1Rana Pratap
 2Hemu
 3Rana Sanga
 4Allauddin Khilji
  Ans: 3
Q.Where is Lothal situated?
 1Gujarat
 2Rajasthan
 3Pakistan
 4Haryana
  Ans: 1
Q.Right to property according to Constitution of India is a -
 1Fundamental Rights
 2Directive Principle
 3Legal Right
 4Social Right
  Ans: 3
Q.Mana Pass is located in -
 1Uttar Pradesh
 2Uttarakhand
 3Jammu-Kashmir
 4Himachal Pradesh
  Ans: 2
Q.The rotation of crops is essential for -
 1Increasing protein content in plants
 2Getting different crops
 3Increasing soil fertility
 4Maintaining soil moisture
  Ans: 3
Q.Influenza is caused by a -
 1Virus
 2Fungus
 3Algae
 4Bacterium
  Ans: 1
Q.From which district of Uttarakhand State 'Chipko Movement' organised?
 1Chamoli
 2Uttarkashi
 3Tehri Garhwal
 4Pauri-Garhwal
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following actions is related with evaporation of sweat?
 1Exothermic Action
 2Endothermic Action
 3Chemical Action
 4Salty Reaction
  Ans: 2
Q.For which branch of science, UN has designated the year 2011?
 1The International year of Chemistry
 2The International year of Astronomy
 3The International year of Bio-diversity
 4The International year of Physics
  Ans: 1
Q.Moon is a -
 1Star
 2Satellite
 3Planet
 4Meteorite
  Ans: 2
Q.The study related to the plants being used as vegetable is called -
 1Flori-culture
 2Pomology
 3Horticulture
 4Olericulture
  Ans: 4
Q.Engyme is a -
 1Vitamin
 2Bacterium
 3Bio-catalyst
 4Virus
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following is not an infectious disease?
 1AIDS
 2Chicken-pox
 3Mumps
 4Herpes Simplex
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following is not a genetic disorder?
 1Down-syndrome
 2Haemophilia
 3Irritable Bowi Syndrome (IBS)
 4Sickle cell Anaemia
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following is of organic origin?
 1Coral
 2Emerald
 3Ruby
 4Topaz
  Ans: 1
Q.What rays of sunlight are mostly utilized by chlorophyll in photosynthesis?
 1Red
 2Yellow
 3Green
 4Blue
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following substance is not used in the alloy of stainless steel?
 1Carbon
 2Chromium
 3Manganese
 4Molybdenum
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the following is not a chemical fertilizer?
 1Urea
 2Sodium sulphate
 3Super phosphate
 4Potassium nitrate
  Ans: 2
Q.Montreal Protocol is related with the protection of -
 1Green house gases
 2Acid rain
 3Ozone layer
 4Endangered species
  Ans: 3
Q.The venom of Cobra is -
 1Neurotoxic
 2Haemotoxic
 3Both (A) and (B)
 4None of the above
  Ans: 1
Q.In surgery, what is arthoplasty?
 1Open heart surgery
 2Hip-joint replacement
 3Kidney transplant
 4Blood Transfusion
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following is the most fragile eco-system that will be first affected by global warming?
 1Arctic and Greenland Ice sheet
 2Amazon rain forest
 3Taiga
 4Indian Monsoon
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following is the unit of measure of the thickness of the ozone layer of the atmosphere?
 1Dobson
 2Knot
 3Poise
 4Maxwell
  Ans: 1
Q.The Headquarter of National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is situated at -
 1Ahmedabad
 2Hyderabad
 3Nagpur
 4Pune
  Ans: 3
Q.Which gas is filled in refrigerators?
 1Acetylene
 2Methane
 3Mafron
 4Chlorofluorocarbon
  Ans: 4
Q.The velocity of sound is maximum in -
 1Vacuum
 2Metal
 3Liquid
 4Air
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following is a biodegradable pollutant?
 1Plastic
 2DDT
 3Sewage
 4Asbestos
  Ans: 3
Q.Who amongst the following is the author of the book "To A Hunger Free World"?
 1Amartya Sen
 2C. Rangarajan
 3Manmohan Singh
 4M.S. Swaminathan
  Ans: 4
Q.The Government of India has launched an Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) to monitor certain disease. Which of the following is not covered under the project?
 1Malaria
 2Polio
 3Plague
 4Tuberculosis
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following is the best conductor of electricity ?
 1Saline water
 2Warm water
 3Cold water
 4Distilled water
  Ans: 1
Q.'Biosphere Reserve Project' is aimed at protecting
 1Cattle population
 2Human beings from pollution
 3Flora and Fauna
 4Environment
  Ans: 3
Q.Rukmini Devi is associated with
 1Dancing
 2Music
 3Theatre
 4Painting
  Ans: 1
Q.Which day of the year is observed as 'World Standard Day'?
 1October 14
 2November 25
 3September 14
 4August 14
  Ans: 1
Q.RISAT-1, which was put in orbit in April 2012 by PSLV-C19, is the heaviest satellite launched by India so far with a weight of
 11,658 kg
 21,768 kg
 31,858 kg
 41,968 kg
  Ans: 3
Q.The trilateral Russia, India and China (RIC) Summit held in Moscow in April 2012 was its
 19th edition
 211th edition
 310th edition
 412th edition
  Ans: 2
Q.The two-day 20th ASEAN Summit was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2012 in the month of
 1February
 2March
 3April
 4May
  Ans: 3
Q.Egg is rich source of nutrients except
 1Fats
 2Vitamin D
 3Protein
 4Vitamin C
  Ans: 4
Q.In banking terminology, CRR means
 1Cash Reserve Ratio
 2Credit Reserve Ratio
 3Credit Rating Ratio
 4Cash Rating Ratio
  Ans: 1
Q.Indian Broadcasting Service was renamed in 1936 as
 1Akashwani
 2Nabhowani
 3Doorwani
 4All India Ratio
  Ans: 4
Q.Who among the following started the newspaper Shome Prakash?
 1Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
 2Raja Rammohun Roy
 3Dayanand Saraswati
 4Surendranath Banerjee
  Ans: 1
Q.Who wrote the book The Story of the Integration of the Indian States?
 1V.P. Menon
 2Krishna Menon
 3B.N.Ranu
 4C. Rajagopalachari
  Ans: 1
Q.Where is Copacabana Beach located?
 1Valletta
 2Buenos Aires
 3Hawaiian Islands
 4Rio de Janeiro
  Ans: 4
Q.Where is the famous Vijaya Vittala temple having its 56 carved pillars emitting notes located?
 1Belur
 2Srirangam
 3Bhadrachalam
 4Hampi
  Ans: 4
Q.Who among the following wrote the book Ayodhya : 6 December 1992?
 1Jaswant Singh
 2Chandra Shekhar
 3P.V. Narasimha Rao
 4Arun Shourie
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the following is the smallest ocean of the world?
 1Indian
 2Atlantic
 3Pacific
 4Arctic
  Ans: 4
Q.Deodhar Trophy is related to which sport?
 1Volleyball
 2Football
 3Cricket
 4Tennis
  Ans: 3
Q.Who was the first woman Governor of an Indian State?
 1Sushila Nayar
 2Sucheta Kriplani
 3Sarojini Naidu
 4Sulochan Modi
  Ans: 3
Q.Kuchipudi is a dance drama of which of the following States?
 1Andhra Pradesh
 2Kerala
 3Karnataka
 4Tamil Nadu
  Ans: 1
Q.'The Colonel' is the name of which Indian test cricketer?
 1Colonel C.K. Naidu
 2Rahul Dravid
 3Dilip Vengsarkar
 4Mohinder Amarnath
  Ans: 3
Q.Who is the first non-Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna?
 1Martin Luther King
 2Zubin Mehta
 3Mother Teresa
 4Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  Ans: 3
Q.When is the International Women's Day observed?
 1March 8
 2February 14
 3May 10
 4October 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Where are the Dilwara Temples located?
 1Shravanabelagola
 2Parasnath Hills
 3Indore
 4Mt. Abu
  Ans: 4
Q.Who is the first Indian lady to preside over the Congress?
 1Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur
 2Annie Besant
 3Amrita Sher Gill
 4Vijayalakshmi Pandit
  Ans: 2
Q.Who among the following formed a party named as 'Forward Bloc'?
 1Subhash Chandra Bose
 2Sardar Bhagat Singh
 3Chandrashekhar Azad
 4Jawaharlal Nehru
  Ans: 1
Q.Abd-Rabbu Mansour was recently elected as the President of which one of the followingArab nation?
 1Yemen
 2Iraq
 3Oman
 4Iran
  Ans: 1
Q.Name the Tamil author who was announced the winner of the Saraswati Samman 2011 by K.K. Birla Foundation announced on March 22, 2012 for his book Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum.
 1Jeyamohan
 2Dhanushkodi Ramasamy
 3A.A. Manavalan
 4Sundara Ramasami
  Ans: 3
Q.Which legendary versatile Bengali actor was on March 21,2012 selected for India's highest film honour the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2012?
 1Prasanjeet Chatterjee
 2Soumitra Chatterjee
 3Ranjit Mallick
 4Suvendu Chakroborty
  Ans: 2
Q.Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh during his tour of Maharashtra's Satara district announced on March 11,2012 a national award for sanitation and water in the name of which of the following Maharashtrian saints?
 1Sant Gadge Baba
 2Sant Yoga Paramanandar
 3Bhaktha Pundarikar
 4Bhaktha Goma Bai
  Ans: 1
Q.Akali Dal Chief Prakash Singh Badal, sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab on March 14, 2012. Badal became the chief minister of the state for-
 1Fourth time
 2Fifth time
 3Third time
 4Second time
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following state governments imposed restrictions on the visit of foreign tourists to the areas inhabited by Tribals?
 1Odisha
 2Bihar
 3Madhya Pradesh
 4Uttar Pradesh
  Ans: 1
Q.Indian black eagle was spotted in the Aravali Biodiversity park after a gap of ____ years.
 160
 270
 380
 490
  Ans: 4
Q.Recently India has raised its objection over the construction of the Zangmu dam. In this Context which country is building this Zangmu dam?
 1Pakistan in Pol
 2Bangladesh on the Brahmaputra river
 3China on the Brahmaputra
 4Pakistan with the help of china assistance
  Ans: 3
Q.Geeta Poghat, who on April 1, 2012 qualified for London Olympics 2012 belongs to which of the following sports?
 1Boxing
 2Wrestling
 3Weight-Lifting
 4Gymnastic
  Ans: 2
Q.Lender Paes clinched his 50 career title at Miami Opens, Paes won the doubles title with-
 1Radek Stepanek
 2Max Mirnyi
 3Daniel Nestor
 4Mahesh Bhupati
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following states has the largest reserve of copper ore?
 1Bihar
 2Karnataka
 3Rajasthan
 4Jharkhand
  Ans: 3
Q.Paper currency established in 1949 in India in -
 11862
 21542
 31601
 41880
  Ans: 1
Q.Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant is being established in -
 1Tamil Nadu
 2Karnataka
 3Kerala
 4Andhra Pradesh
  Ans: 1
Q.The first export processing zone of Asia was set up in 1965 in -
 1Al Hilali
 2Kandla
 3Noida
 4Singapore
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following States/Union Territories has the least number of females per 1000 males as per provisional figures of Census 2011?
 1Daman and Diu
 2Dadar and Nagar Haveli
 3Haryana
 4Puducherry
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following is used as a moderator in a nuclear reactor?
 1Radium
 2Ordinary water
 3Thorium
 4Heavy water
  Ans: 4
Q.Azolla is often used as biofertilizer, because it is associated with -
 1Moss
 2Blue Green Algae
 3Red Algae
 4Fungus
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following is used as laughing gas?
 1Nitrogen trioxide
 2Nitrogen dioxide
 3Nitrous oxide
 4Nitrogen tetraoxide
  Ans: 3
Q.Diseases of which of the following pairs are caused by virus?
 1Polio and Bird Flu
 2Malaria and Polio
 3Polio and Tuberculosis
 4Tuberculosis and Influenza
  Ans: 1
Q.Nepenthes Khasiana, a rare and endangered plant is found in-
 1Meghalaya
 2Himachal Pradesh
 3Madhya Pradesh
 4Uttar Pradesh
  Ans: 1
Q.Opium is obtained from which part of the poppy plant?
 1Unripe Fruits
 2Flower
 3Leaves
 4Roots
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following Chemicals is used for fruit ripening?
 1Calcium carbide
 2Sodium chloride
 3Potassium chloride
 4None of the above
  Ans: 1
Q.Amongst the following flying organisms, which one does not belong to the group, Aves?
 1Eagle
 2Parrot
 3Crow
 4Bat
  Ans: 4
Q.which one of the following spices is a floral bud?
 1Pepper
 2Clove
 3Cumin
 4Turmeric
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following is an air pollutant gas and is released by burning of fossil fuel?
 1Nitrogen
 2Hydrogen
 3Oxygen
 4Sulphur dioxide
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the following are required for the formation of bones and teeth?
 1Sodium and Calcium
 2Sodium and Potassium
 3Iron and Calcium
 4Calcium and Phosphorus
  Ans: 4
Q.Which one of the following is not a plant hormone?
 1Cytokinin
 2Ethylene
 3Gibberellin
 4Insulin
  Ans: 4
Q.The Earth's magnetic field is due to -
 1currents circulating inside the core
 2presence of a huge magnet at its centre
 3moving charges outside is space
 4None of the above
  Ans: 1
Q.CT Scan is done by using -
 1Infra-red rays
 2Visible light
 3Ultrasonic waves
 4X-rays
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the following is used for correcting myopic eyes?
 1Convex Lens
 2Concave Lens
 3Cylindrical Lens
 4None of the above
  Ans: 2
Q.The sky appears blue due to-
 1Scattering of light
 2Reflection of light
 3Refraction of light
 4Diffraction of light
  Ans: 1
Q.Decibel unit is used to measure-
 1Light intensity
 2Sound intensity
 3Magnitude of Earthquake
 4None of the above
  Ans: 2
Q.The tail of a comet always points-
 1Towards the Sun
 2Towards North-East
 3Towards South-East
 4Away from the Sun
  Ans: 4
Q.'Blue tooth' technology allows -
 1Landline phone to mobile phone communication
 2Signal transmission on mobile phones only
 3Wireless communication between equipments
 4Satellite television communication
  Ans: 3
Q.What does an air conditioner installed in a room control?
 1Humidity and temperature only
 2Temperature only
 3Pressure and temperature only
 4Humidity, pressure and temperature
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following has the highest share in power generation in India?
 1Thermal power
 2Nuclear power
 3Hydro power
 4All the above have equal share
  Ans: 1
Q.The minimum height of a plane mirror to see the full image of a person is equal to-
 1the height of the person
 2half the height of the person
 3one-fourth the height of the person
 4double the height of the person
  Ans: 2
Q.The liver disease Hepatitis-B is caused by -
 1DNA Virus
 2Bacterium
 3Platyhelminth
 4Hepatitis B virus
  Ans: 4
Q.Which was the principal plant used in Green Revolution?
 1Japonica Rice
 2Indian Rice
 3Mexican Wheat
 4Emmer wheat
  Ans: 3
Q.Which tribe of Uttarakhand practices transhumance?
 1Tharu
 2Moksa
 3Raji
 4Bhotia
  Ans: 4
Q.On which river is Jog falls- the biggest waterfall of India?
 1Sherawati
 2Cauvery
 3Godawari
 4Narmada
  Ans: 1
Q.In India which one of the following is not a natural harbour?
 1Chennai
 2Cochin
 3Mumbai
 4Vishakhapatnam
  Ans: 1
Q.Where is the 'Black Pagoda'?
 1Madurai
 2Konark
 3Khajuraho
 4None of these
  Ans: 2
Q.The second largest Island (next to Greenland) of the world is-
 1Borneo
 2Malagasy
 3Sumatra
 4New Guinea
  Ans: 4
Q.The largest part of our hydrosphere is -
 1Atlantic ocean
 2Indian ocean
 3Pacific ocean
 4Antarctica ocean
  Ans: 3
Q.The ozone is situated in-
 1Troposphere
 2Stratosphere
 3Mesosphere
 4Exosphere
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following Indian Island lies in between India and Srilanka?
 1Elephanta
 2Nicobar
 3Rameshwaram
 4Salsette
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one of the following areas of India does not come under the zone of high seismic intensity?
 1Kachchh
 2Karnataka Plateau
 3Uttarakhand
 4Himachal Pradesh
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of these is not included in the geographical group of countries known as OCEANIA?
 1Melanesia
 2Indonesia
 3Australia
 4Micronesia
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following countries is the largest producer/ exporter of castor-oilseeds?
 1China
 2France
 3Japan
 4India
  Ans: 4
Q.The total length of Earths's equator is about-
 140,000 km
 26,400 km
 312,800 km
 45,000 km
  Ans: 1
Q.Volkswagen launched the new IPL edition of Vento and Polo. Volkswagen is a car maker head quartered in
 1Itali
 2Japan
 3South Korea
 4Germany
  Ans: 4
Q.The White House on February 10,2012 named India's renowned economist as the recipient of the 2011 US National Humanities Medal, Identify him -
 1Usha Thorat
 2C. Rangarajan
 3Amartya Sen
 4Montek SIngh Ahluwalia
  Ans: 3
Q.Pakistani archaeologists discovered a rare Indus Valley civilization era seal in steatitedating back to 2500-2000 BC from the Cholistan area of which of the following province in Pakistan?
 1FATA
 2Balochistan
 3Punjab Province
 4Sindh Province
  Ans: 3
Q.The new President of the World Bank to take charge w.e.f July 2012 is -
 1Jim Young Kim
 2Robert Zoellick
 3Christine Lagarde
 4Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili
  Ans: 1
Q.In 'Meritorious Awards' of SCOPE for the year 2010 - 11, which of the following Public Sector company has been awarded the Gold Trophy for the best corporate governance?
 1ONGC
 2HAL
 3GAIL
 4SAIL
  Ans: 4
Q.As per the latest estimates of Planning Commission, what was the total populationpercentage was below poverty line in the year 2009-10?
 142%
 225.5%
 329.8%
 437.2%
  Ans: 3
Q.'Environment Excellency' award under SCOPE Meritorious Awards 2010-11 has been given to -
 1SAIL
 2ONGC
 3EIL
 4IOC
  Ans: 2
Q.Finance Minister in his rollback announcements in budget proposals 2012-13 deferred GAAR for -
 1Three year
 2One year
 3Two year
 4Till end of 12th plan
  Ans: 2
Q.South Sudan has become a member of International Monetary Fund (IMF). It became IMF's -
 1189th Member
 2187th Member
 3186th Member
 4188th Member
  Ans: 4
Q.How many Indian Companies have been included in Forbes 2000 list of the year 2012?
 171
 261
 357
 465
  Ans: 2
Q.National Dairy Plan (Phase - I) has been launched to give a boost to milk production in the country. In the first phase this plan will cover -
 1All states except North Eastern region
 2Only Gujarat
 3Only 14 states
 4Only 5 states
  Ans: 3
Q.20th Summit of ASEAN was held on April3-4,2012 in -
 1Phnom Penh(Cambodia)
 2Bankok (Thailand)
 3Singapore
 4Jakarta (Indonesia)
  Ans: 1
Q.6 MMTPA pellet making plant in Odisha has been commissioned by -
 1Tata Steels
 2Essar Steels
 3Jindal Steels
 4Steel Authority of India Ltd.
  Ans: 2
Q.Jaina HIll is located in which of the following Indian State?
 1Karnataka
 2Tamil Nadu
 3Kerala
 4Andhra Pradesh
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following telecom authority has recently given the power to act like a civil court?
 1Depart of Telecommunication(DoT)
 2Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI)
 3Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) Wing
 4Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
  Ans: 2
Q.Recently the Union Government of India has set up NATGRID. It is related to which one of the following?
 1Health
 2Intelligence
 3Education
 4Space
  Ans: 2
Q.The Government of India has recently set up Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). It will be headed by which of the followings -
 1Finance Minister
 2Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister
 3Governor of RBI
 4Prime Minister
  Ans: 3
Q.What is the main constituent of a Pearl?
 1Calcium carbonate only
 2Calcium sulphate only
 3Calcium oxide and calcium sulphate
 4Calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate
  Ans: 4
Q.Which one among the following will you put in to pure water in order to pass electric current through it?
 1Mustard oil
 2Sugar
 3Lemon Juice
 4Kerosene
  Ans: 3
Q.Gypsum (CaSO4.2H2O) is added to clinker during cement manufacturing to
 1a decrease the rate of setting of cement
 2bind the particles of calcium silicate
 3facilitate the formation of colloidal gel
 4impart strength to cement
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following statements is/are correct? Under the provisions of Article 200 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of a state may:
  1. withhold his assent to a bill passed by the state legislature
  2. reserve the Bill passed by the state legislature for consideration of the President.
  3. return the Bill, other than a money Bill, for reconsideration of the legislature
select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11 only
 21 and 2 only
 32 and 3 only
 41, 2 and 3
  Ans: 4
Q.With reference to the conduct of government business in the Parliament of India, the term 'closure' refers to
 1the termination of a parliamentary session
 2suspension of debate at the termination of a day's sitting of the Parliament
 3a rule of legislative procedure under which further debate on a motion can be halted
 4refusal on the part of the government to have the opposition look at important documents
  Ans: 3
Q.Which of the statements given below about the Champaran Satyagraha is/are correct?
  1. It was related to Indigo plantations.
  2. It started because the European planters oppressed the Zamindars.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 1Both 1 and 2
 22 only
 31 only
 4Neither 1 nor 2
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one among the following statements appropriately defines the term 'drain theory' as propounded by Dadabhai Naoroji in his work 'Poverty and un-British Rule in India'?
 1That the resources of India were being utilised in the interest of Britain
 2That a part of India's national wealth or total annual product was being exported to Britain for which India got no material returns
 3That the British industrialists were being given an opportunity to invest in India under the protection of the imperial power
 4That the British goods were being imported to India making the country poorer day by day
  Ans: 1
Q.Which among the following was the most immediate factor for the spread of Swadeshi and boycott of foreign goods during the first decade of the last century?
 1Curzon's plan to curb the growing popularity of the Indian National Congress
 2Curzon's design to curtail the sphere of local self-government
 3Curzon's attempt to control the Universities
 4Curzon's partition of Bengal
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the following statements regarding Permanent Settlement is/are correct?
  1. The Permanent Settlement was introduced in parts of the Madras and Bombay Presidencies.
  2. The Permanent Settlement created a new class of landlords with hereditary rights on land
  3. The landlords created by the Permanent Settlement could never be removed under any circumstance.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
 12 only
 21 only
 32 and 3 only
 41, 2 and 3
  Ans: 1
Q.Gandhiji led the Indian nationalist movement from the front and his leadership was motivated by a wider philosophy he nurtured throughout the course of the movement. Which one among the following was a continuous movement based on this philosophy, and not a specific movement?
 1Non-cooperation Movement
 2Swadeshi Movement
 3Quit India Movement
 4Civil Disobedience Movement
  Ans: 1
Q.The Jainas believe that Jainism is the outcome of the teachings of twenty-four Tirthankaras. In the light of this statement, which one among the following is correct of Vardhamana Mahavira?
 1He was not one of the twenty four Tirthankaras
 2He was the first Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism
 3He was the twenty-third Tirthankara, the first twenty-fourth Tirthankaras being considered legendary
 4He was the last land and twenty-fourth Tirthankara, who was not considered as the founder of the new faith but as a reformer of the existing religious sect
  Ans: 4
Q.The earliest Buddhist literature which deal with the stories of the various birth of Buddha are
 1Sutta pitakas
 2Venaya pitakas
 3Jatakas
 4Abhidhamma pitakas
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one among the following is not a characteristic of Rig-Vedic Aryans?
 1They were acquainted with the use of copper and the modern ploughshare
 2They were acquainted with horseschariots and the use of bronze
 3They were acquainted with the cow, which formed the most important from of wealth
 4They were acquainted with the use of iron.
  Ans: 4
Q.Which among the following statements about European Union (EU) are correct?
  1. The EU is the world's largest economy
  2. The EU has its own flag, anthem and currency.
  3. The EU's combined armed forces are the second largest in the world.
  4. The EU has its own Constitution.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11, 2 and 3
 21 and 4
 32 and 3 only
 43 and 4
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following pairs of level of government and legislative power is not correctly matched?
 1State government: State List
 2Central government: Union List
 3Local government: Residuary powers
 4Central and State government: Concurrent List
  Ans: 3
Q.There are different arguments given in favour of power sharing in a democratic political system. Which one of the following is not one of them?
 1If reduces conflict among different communities
 2Majority community does not impose its will on others
 3Since all are affected by the policies of the government, they should be consulted in the governance of the country
 4It speeds up the decision making process and improves the chances of unity of the country
  Ans: 2
Q.The first effort at drafting a Dominion Status Constitution for India was made in response to the
 1Montague-Chelmsford Reforms
 2Minto-Morley Reforms
 3Simon Commission
 4First Round Table Conference
  Ans: 3
Q.The Constituent Assembly of India was chosen on the basis of the provincial elections of 1941. With the withdrawal of the Muslim League from the Constituent Assembly, it turned out that majority of the Assembly members were also members of the Congress. Under that circumstance, how was the Constituent Assembly given a broader social basis?
 1By nominating independent members of different castes, groups and women and also by taking in repres
 2By nomination independent members from various minority groups
 3By nominating independent members from various caste and religious groups
 4By taking in representatives of the princely states and asking for written submission from the public at large
  Ans: 4
Q.What was the "privy purse" in the context of the history of Modern India?
 1A purse given by the government of India to dignitaries for service rendered
 2A purse given Privately by one organisation to another
 3A grant given by the Government of India to the erstwhile Princes of India
 4A gift given by an erstwhile Prince of India to the Government of India
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one among the following was a reason for which the French could not succeed in India in the 18th Century?
 1Dupleix was called back at a crucial time
 2They sided with the weak Indian sides such as Chanda Sahib and Muzafar Jang
 3They conspired against the Indian powers
 4Their trading company was heavily dependent on the French Government
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following was the result of the First Anglo-Maratha War of 1775-82?
 1It helped Hyder Ali to gather strength because the British and Marathas were engaged in a mutual war
 2The British won the war
 3The Marathas won the war
 4There was no victory for either side
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the statements given below about Vivekananda are correct?
1. He believed that Vedanta was fully rational.
2. He criticised his countrymen for having lost touch with the outside world.
3. He condemned the caste system.
4. He considered the Veda to be infallible.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11, 3 and 4
 21, 2 and 3
 32, 3 and 4
 41 and 2 only
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements:
1. National Cadet Corps (NCC)is a pre-independence organisation.
2. The motto of NCC is 'Unity and Discipline.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
 1Neither 1 nor 2
 21 only
 3Both 1 and 2
 42 only
  Ans: 4
Q.South Pacific island nation Samoa, positioned to the east of the International Date Line, on May 2011 decided to forego a day and shift of the time zone on its west. The reason for this shifting is to
 1facilitate trade with Australia and New Zealand
 2facilitate smooth internal administration throughout the country
 3attain political stability in the country
 4promote tourism industry in the country
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following national organization has completed 150th year of its existence in 2011?
 1Zoological Survey of India
 2Archaeological Survey of India
 3Anthropological Survey of India
 4Geological Survey of India
  Ans: 2
Q.Consider the following statements
1.'Jana Gana Mana' the country's national anthem was first sung by Sarla Devi Choudhrani, a century ago at the 1911 Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
2. It was penned by famous Bengali author Bankim Chandra Chatarjee on his book 'AnandaMath'.
3. Originally written in Bengali and was adopted in its hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as it National Anthem of India on January 24th,1950
4. The complete song consists of five stanza
 11,3 and 4 only
 22 and 3 only
 3All of them
 4None of them
  Ans: 1
Q.Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals, a multilateral agreement supported by which one of the followings -
 1WEF
 2WTO
 3OECD
 4IMF
  Ans: 3
Q.Which one of the state assembly has recently passed a Bill seeking a seven year jail term for the cow slaughter or even transporting the animal for that purpose?
 1Maharashtra
 2Gujarat
 3Uttarakhand
 4Chhattisgarh
  Ans: 2
Q."The man who knew infinity" is a biography written by Robert Kanigel. This biography belongs to which one of the following?
 1Srinivasa Ramanujan
 2Jagdish Bhagvati
 3Dr. C. V. Raman
 4V. Ramakrishanan
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following state/UT has recently launched e-PDS in its bid to achieve transparency in the distribution of food supplies through the Public Distribution System?
 1Delhi
 2Chhattisgarh
 3Tamil Nadu
 4Puducherry
  Ans: 3
Q.The University of Chicago is going to establish a Chair for Indian studies in the name of which one of the following Indian mentor?
 1Rabindranath Tagore
 2Swami Vivekananda
 3Ramkrishna Paramhans
 4Sri Ravishankar
  Ans: 2
Q.One of the State Governments in India has declared tea as the "State Drink" to encourage tea farmers. The state is -
 1Assam
 2Kerala
 3West Bengal
 4Tamil Nadu
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following changes were brought in Nepal after the the end of monarchy?
1. The Singha Durbar (Lion Palace)has become official seat of government of Nepal.
2. Narayanhity Royal Palace has been turned into a public museum.
3. King's portrait in Nepalese banknotes, was replaced by the image of Pashupatinath Temple.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11 and 2 only
 21, 2 and 3
 32 and 3 only
 41 only
  Ans: 1
Q.What is the tax free income level for woman for the financial year 2012-13 (i.e. the assessment year 2013-14)?
 1Rs. 2.00 lakh
 2Rs. 1.80 lakh
 3Rs. 2.20 lakh
 4Rs. 2.50 lakh
  Ans: 1
Q.Out of the total expenditure as shown in regular Budget 2012-13, the maximum share goes to -
 1Defence
 2Subsidy Payment
 3Central Plan Outlay
 4Interest Payment
  Ans: 3
Q.In the list of Forbes' billionaires 2012, who became the richest person in the world?
 1Warren Buffet
 2Mukesh Ambali
 3Lakshmi Mittal
 4Carlos Slim
  Ans: 4
Q.For the year 2012-13, the dis-investment target set by the government in Union Budget 2012-13 is -
 1Rs 45,000 crore
 2Rs 35,000 crore
 3Rs 40,000 crore
 4Rs 30,000 crore
  Ans: 4
Q.In Budget 2012-13, the revenue deficit (Budget Estimates) for 2012-13 has been estimated at -
 15.5% of GDP
 24.4% of GDP
 33.4% of GDP
 43% of GDP
  Ans: 3
Q.As per 2012-13 Budget, the income tax rate of 30% will be applicable for tax payers above the income -
 1Rs. 12.0 lakh
 2Rs. 8.0 lakh
 3Rs. 8.5 lakh
 4Rs. 10.0 lakh
  Ans: 4
Q.According to Economic Survey 2011-12 in India's external debt for the year 2010-11 debt to GDP ratio stands at -
 117.9%
 220.5%
 317.8%
 418.9%
  Ans: 3
Q.During 2011-12, the union government sold 5% share in ONGC. The revenue earned by thisinvestment stood at -
 112981 crore
 212767 crore
 313767 crore
 413205 crore
  Ans: 2
Q.The estimated fiscal deficit for the year 2012-13 as shown in Budget 2012-13 stands at -
 16.9%
 25.1%
 35.6%
 46.7%
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following changes have been brought in Egypt after the recent popular uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak?
1. Adopting a new constitution.
2. Reducing presidential term from 6 years to 4 years.
3. Limiting the president to two terms.
4. Presidential candidate must be over 40 years.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11 and 2
 22, 3 and 4
 33 and 4 only
 42 and 4 only
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following teams won the maximum number of gold medals in the 34th national Games 2011 held in Jharkhand?
 1Manipur
 2Services
 3Haryana
 4Maharashtra
  Ans: 2
Q.Consider the following statements about National Knowledge Commission:
1. It is an advisory body to the Prime Minister constituted as per the provisions of the Constitution of India.
2. Mr.Sam Pitroda is the Chairman of the Commission.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 1Neither 1 nor 2
 21 only
 3Both 1 and 2
 42 only
  Ans: 4
Q.The 'Shillong Declaration', in news recently, was on
 1Food Security Act
 2Right to Information Act
 3Right to Education Act
 4Prevention of Corruption Act
  Ans: 2
Q.In the case of nuclear disaster, which of the following options for cooling the nuclear reactors may be adopted?
1. Pumping of water to the reactors.
2. Use of boric acid.
3. Taking out the fuel rods and keeping them in a cooling pond.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11 and 2 only
 21, 2 and 3
 31 and 3 only
 43 only
  Ans: 
Q.Which one among the following is not an important factor of climate of an area?
 1Longitude
 2Latitude
 3Altitude
 4Distance from the sea
  Ans: 1
Q.'EI Nino' associated with the formation of the South West Monsoon of India is
 1a periodic law pressure centre
 2an abnormally warm ocean current
 3a periodic warm air-mass
 4a periodic warm wind
  Ans: 2
Q.nautical mile is equal to
 15060 feet
 26080 feet
 35280 feet
 46060 feet
  Ans: 2
Q.Which of the following statements regarding red soils of India is/are correct?
1. The colour of the soil is red due to ferric oxide content.
2. Red soils are rich in lime, humus and potash.
3. They are porous and have friable structure.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11 and 3 only
 21 only
 32 and 3 only
 41, 2 and 3
  Ans: 1
Q.Which among the following is/ are example/examples of youth unrest in India?
1. Naxalite movement
2. Anti-foreigners movement in Assam.
3. Anti-Mandal Commission agitation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 12 and 3 only
 21, 2 and 3
 32 only
 43 only
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following statements regarding ozone layer within the atmosphere is/are correct?
1. It absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation found in the Sun's rays.
2. Chlorofluorocarbons are serious threat to the ozone layer.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11 only
 2Both 1 and 2
 32 only
 4Neither 1 nor 2
  Ans: 2
Q.According to the Economic Survey 2011-12, the share of service sector in India's GDP during 2010-11 has been estimated at -
 163.3%
 249.6%
 355.1%
 458.2%
  Ans: 3
Q.The target to limit union government's expenditure on subsidy (as % of GDP) during 2012-13 stand at -
 13.5%
 23.0%
 34.0%
 42%
  Ans: 4
Q.According to the figure as shown in Economic Survey 2011-12, the saving - investment gap which was 2.8% in 2009-10 became/remained -
 13.1%
 22.8%
 32.7%
 42.5%
  Ans: 2
Q.As per Economic Survey 2011-12, the advance estimate of agriculture sector's contribution in country's GDP for the year 2011-12 stands at -
 113.9%
 216.3%
 314.5%
 418.2%
  Ans: 1
Q.When was the first Olympic Day celebrated?
 11896
 21924
 31948
 41984
  Ans: 3
Q.A close bottle containing water at room temperature is taken to the Moon and than the lid is opened. The water will
 1boil
 2freeze
 3decompose into oxygen and hydrogen
 4not change at all
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following statements regarding the constitutionally guaranteed Right to Education in India is correct?
 1This right has been given to all Indian children between the ages of 6 to 14 years under the 86th Constitutional Amendment Act
 2This right covers both child and adult illiteracy and therefore universally guarantees education to all citizens of India
 3This right is a child right covering the age group of 6 to 14 years and becomes operational from the year 2015
 4This right has been taken from the British Constitution which was the first Welfare State in the wor
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following statements regarding writ of certiorari is/are correct?
1. There should be court, tribunal or an officer having legal authority to determine thequestions of deciding fundamental rights with a duty to act judicially.
2. Writ of certiorari is available during the tendency of proceedings before a subordinate court.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 1Neither 1 nor 2
 21 only
 32 only
 4Both 1 and 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following is not correct about Down's syndrome?
 1Affected individual has early ageing
 2It is genetic disorder
 3Affected person has mental retardation
 4Affected person has furrowed tongue with open mouth
  Ans: 1
Q.The rainfall distribution pattern over the Ganga basin decreases from the
 1east to west and north to south
 2west to east and north to south
 3west to east and south to north
 4east to west and south to north
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following elements/ions is essential in small quantities for development of healthy teeth butt causes mottling of the teeth if consumed in higher quantities?
 1Fluoride
 2Iron
 3Chloride
 4Potassium
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following pairs is correctly matched?
 1The Battle of Chausa: Defeat of Humayun by Sher Shah
 2The Second Battle of Tarain: Defeat of Jaichand of Kanauj by Muhammad of Ghur
 3The First Battle of Panipat: Defeat of Sikandar Lodi by babur
 4The Battle of Khanwa: Defeat of Rana Pratap by Akbar
  Ans: 1
Q.The Civil Liability of Nuclear Damage Bill, passed in the Lok Sabhs on August 2010, does not make provision for
 1establishment of claims commission and appointment of claims commissioner
 2a liability cap of Rs.1,500 crore on an operator in case of an accident
 3a liability cap of Rs. 1,500 crore also on the Government of India in case of an accident
 4liability of the operator even if an accident is unintentional
  Ans: 1
Q.Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act makes a paradigm shift from the previous wage employment programmes by
 1providing a statutory guarantee of wage employment
 2focusing on all-round development of the rural people
 3providing wage employment in rural areas a legal binding for the State Governments
 4augmenting food security through wage employment in rural areas
  Ans: 1
Q.Contact lenses are made from
 1Teflon
 2Polyvinyl chloride
 3polystyrene
 4Lucite
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one among the following best explains the reason for the eastern and western boundaries of the Pacific Ocean experiencing frequent earthquake?
 1There are deep ocean trenches along these margins
 2High mountain stretch along the continental margins adjacent to this ocean
 3These margins coincide with the plate margins
 4The currents of the vast Pacific Ocean continue to dash against the continental margins
  Ans: 4
Q.The blackboard seems black because it
 1does not reflect any colour
 2reflects every colour
 3absorbs black colour
 4reflects black colour
  Ans: 1
Q.The tenure of every Panchayat shall be for five years from the date of
 1declaration of the election results
 2its first meeting
 3issue of notification for the conduct of elections of the Panchayat
 4taking oath of office by the elected members
  Ans: 1
Q.In August 2010, a container ship and collided with another ship in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai. Which one of the following was the consequence of that?
 1The container ship was tilted, some boxes fell into the sea, some moderate scale of oil spill took place and subsequently the ship was made upright
 2The container ship was just tilted and subsequently made upright
 3The container ship was not damaged
 4The container ship sank and the entire oil of the ship spilled in the sea causing great damage to th
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following statements about the teachings of Kabir is not correct?
 1He was not against pilgrimage and idol worship
 2He believed in universal love
 3He emphasised on one God and the spread of devotionalism
 4He did not consider it necessary to abandon the normal life of a householder
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following metals is used for making boats because it does no corrode by seawater?
 1Nickel
 2Tungsten
 3Antimony
 4Titanium
  Ans: 1
Q.In August 2010, Russian President hosted a summit of four nations to discuss about the menace of terrorism and narcotics at the Black Sea Resort Sochi. The countries attended were
 1Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan
 2Brazil, Russia, India and China
 3Russia, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan
 4Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan
  Ans: 1
Q.Despite being a republican State, India is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations whose head is the British Monarch. This is because
 1this membership does not affect the sovereign nature of the Indian Republican
 2this membership only shows that the British ruled over India
 3members of the association are sovereign and independent
 4it is a symbol of the unity among the members of the association
  Ans: 1
Q.A body is charged negatively. It implies that
 1it has lost some of its protons
 2it has lost some of its electrons
 3it has acquired some electrons from outside
 4None of these
  Ans: 3
Q.In dry regions, the leaf size of a tree becomes smaller. It is so to
 1reduce transpiration
 2reduce metabolism maintain natural growth
 3maintain natural growth
 4protect plant from animals
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following is not correct?
A special category State invariably
 1has poor infrastructure
 2is a border State
 3has harsh terrain
 4has low literacy rate
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following is a strong smelling agent added to LPG cylinder to help in the detection of gas leakage?
 1Thioethanol
 2Ethanol
 3Methane
 4Chloroform
  Ans: 1
Q.Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:
List I List II
(Event) (Place/Person)
A. Tarmashirin Khan's 1. Vijayanagar
invasion of India
B. Visit of Farnao Martinz 2. Zainul Abidin
Evangelho, the Portuguese factor
C. Visit of the traveller Nuniz 3. Champaner
D. Network of canals in 4. Muhammad Tughlaq
Kashmir Valley
 1(a)
 2(b)
 3(c)
 4(d)
  Ans: 3
Q.A devastating Cloud Burst swept over Leh in August 2010. Which one of the following statements with regard to cloud Burst is not correct?
 1There is no satisfactory technique till now for predicting Cloud Burst
 2Cloud Burst is a localised weather phenomenon representing highly concentrated rainfall over a small area in a short duration of time
 3Cloud Burst occurs due to upward movement of moistureladen air with sufficient rapidity to formcumulonimbus clouds
 4Cloud Burst occurs only in hilly areas
  Ans: 1
Q.Evergreening of patents is done by
 1applying for extension of patent term
 2citing another use of the same product
 3citing another process of forming the same product
 4citing another product with same use
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following provisions of the Constitution of India need the ratification by the legislatures of not less than one-half of the States of effect amendment?
1. The manner of election of the President of India.
2. Extent of the executive power of the Union and the States.
3. Powers of the Supreme Court and High Courts.
4. Any of the Lists in the 7th Schedule.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
 11, 2, 3 and 4
 21, 2 and 3 only
 33 and 4 only
 41 and 2 only
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following substances evolves heat when dissolved in water?
 1Calcium oxide
 2Potassium nitrate
 3Sodium chloride
 4Glucose
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following passage and identify the three tribal principalities referred to therein using the code given below:
In the early history of the far south in India, three tribal principalities are mentioned in Ashokan inscriptions of the third century BC and in Kharavela inscription of the first century BC.
 1Cholas, Pandyas and Cheras
 2Vakatakas, Cholas and Satvahanas
 3Ikshvakus, Vakatakas and Pandyas
 4Pallavas, Cholas and Pandyas
  Ans: 1
Q.Why is Switzerland unable to join European Union (EU) till 2010 despite its government's persistent effort to do so?
 1The Swiss people continue to vote against joining the EU as they do not want to lose Switzerland's sovereignty
 2Few EU countries like France and Germany are opposed to Switzerland's joining the UNION
 3EU rejected Switzerland's application as Swiss Government did not agree to use EURO as currency
 4All of the above
  Ans: 1
Q.Eco-Mark is given to an Indian product which is
 1environment-friendly
 2rich in protein
 3economically viable
 4pure and unadulterated
  Ans: 1
Q.When we eat something we like, our mouth waters. This is actually not water fluid secreted form
 1salivary glands
 2nasal glands
 3oval epithelium
 4tongue
  Ans: 1
Q.Along with goods manufactured using child labour, some of the developed countries have started to boycott goods manufactured in developing countries using 'sweat labour'. 'Sweat labour' implies goods produced by
 1labourers working in inhuman/unhealthy working conditions
 2female labourers at a very low wage
 3labourers working for more than eight hours a day without any break
 4labourers where there is a wage discrimination between male and female labourers
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements with regard to the mining industry of India: 1. The spatialdistribution of minerals is uneven. 2. The mining industry since colonial days has been exportoriented. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 11 only
 22 only
 3Both 1 and 2
 4Neither nor 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements with regard to the mining industry of India:
1. The spatial distribution of minerals is uneven.
2. The mining industry since colonial days has been exportoriented.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 11 only
 22 only
 3Both 1 and 2
 4Neither nor 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements with regard to the mining industry of India:
1. The spatial distribution of minerals is uneven.
2. The mining industry since colonial days has been exportoriented.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 11 only
 22 only
 3Both 1 and 2
 4Neither nor 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following groups of items contains only biodegradable items?
 1Wood, Grass, Leather
 2Wood, Grass, Plastic
 3Fruit peels, Lime juice, China clay cup
 4Lime juice, Grass, Polystyrene
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following is not true for Special Economic Zones?
 1No routine examination of cargo for export/import by customs authorities
 2No licence is required for import
 3Manufacturing and service activities are allowed
 4No permission for subcontracting
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements and identify with the help of the code given below the person who made the statement:
"It would be quite impossible for a few hundred British to administer against the activeapposition of the whole of the politically minded of the population".
 1Clement Attlee in January 1947 in a private letter addressed to Ernest Bevin
 2Jawaharlal Nehru in April 1947 in an address to Congressmen at Lucknow
 3Lord Mountbatten in December 1946 in a note given to British Parliament
 4Viceroy Wavell in January 1946 in a letter to Secretary of State
  Ans: 1
Q.Sukhoi-30MKI Squadron is not stationed at
 1Jamnagar
 2Tezpur
 3Pune
 4Bareilly
  Ans: 1
Q.Dog bite can cause rabies. Which among the following other animals can also cause rabies.
 1Bat
 2Donkey
 3Horse
 4Crocodile
  Ans: 2
Q.In scuba-diving, while ascending towards the water surface, there is a danger of bursting the lungs. It is because of
 1Boyle's law
 2Archimedes' principle
 3Gay-Lussac's law of combining volumes
 4Gram's law of diffusion
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following was part of Gandhi-Irwin Agreement of 1931?
 1Release of political prisoners excepting those guilty of arson and violence
 2Stern action against policemen guilty of brutal assault on Satyagrahis
 3Nehru to represent Congress at the Round Table Conference of 1931
 4Deletion of communal question from the agenda of the Conference
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one of the following is the name of the Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEWACS) inducted in the Indian Air Force in 2009?
 1Phalcon
 2Phoenix
 3Eagle
 4Kite
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following industries produces the most nonbiodegradable wastes?
 1Thermal power plants
 2Paper mills
 3Food processing units
 4Textile mills
  Ans: 1
Q.Why South-East Asia has the largest concentration of peasant population at the global scale?
 1The region has favourable and healthier climate
 2The area is dominated by shifting cultivation due to favourable terrain character
 3Intensive subsistence farming is practised in the region
 4The area has a large forested are which is cleared for cultivation of various crops
  Ans: 1
Q.Brent index is associated with
 1shipping rate index
 2crude oil prices
 3copper future prices
 4gold future prices
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following is an indigenously built light combat aircraft of India?
 1Tejas
 2Akash
 3Vikrant
 4Arjun
  Ans: 1
Q.The President of India is elected by a proportional representation system through singletransferable vote. This implies that
 1MPs and MLAs of different States have different numbers of votes
 2each elected MP or MLA has an equal number of votes
 3MPs and MLAs of a State have the same number of votes
 4all MPs and MLAs have one vote each
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following statements regarding the social and religious reform ideas of Raja Rammohun Roy is not correct?
 1His Vedantic monism was strengthened after 1815 since an exposure to Christian Unitarianism
 2He paid attention exclusively to the problems/issues of the emerging middle class of India
 3His efforts led to the formation of Brahmo Samaj in 1828
 4He considered different religions as embodiments of universal theism
  Ans: 1
Q.Which among the following monoculture crops provide(s) immediate cash to the farmers?
1. Tea in Assam
2. Rubber in Africa
3. Sugarcane in Malaysia
4. Coffee in Brazil
Select the correct answer using the code given below: Codes:
 12 and 3
 21 only
 33 and 4
 41 and 4
  Ans: 1
Q.Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below:
List I List II
(Natural Vegetation (Annual Rainfall Received) of India)
A. Tropical evergreen forests 1. 100-200 cm
B. Tropical deciduous forests 2. Above 200 cm
C. Tropical dry forests 3. Less than 50 cm
D. Arid forests 4. Above 300 cm
5. 50-100 cm
code: A B C D
 1(a)
 2(b)
 3(c)
 4(d)
  Ans: 2
Q.Which one of the following is nuclear capable submarine-launched ballistic missile?
 1Nag
 2Prithvi
 3Shourya
 4Sagarika
  Ans: 4
Q.Which of the following diseases are transmitted from one person to another?
1. Aids
2. Cirrhosis
3. Hepatitis
4. Syphilis
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 11, 3, 4 only
 21, 2, 3 and 4
 31 and 2 only
 42, 3 and 4 only
  Ans: 1
Q.Photochemical smog occurs in
 1warm, dry and sunny climate
 2cool and humid climate
 3cool, dry and sunny climate
 4warm and humid climate
  Ans: 1
Q.The interest of the Vijayanagar and Bahmani rulers clashed in three separate and distinct area in Deccan. Which one among the following was not directly associated with this intense conflict?
 1Kaveri interior delta
 2Tungabhadra doab
 3Krishna-Godavari delta/basin
 4Marathawada country
  Ans: 1
Q.Wind is often found to blow on a hot summer day due to
 1convection current of air
 2conduction of heat between air and soil on the Earth
 3radiation from the soil
 4None of the above
  Ans: 1
Q.The original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India extends to
 1disputes between the Government of India and one or more States
 2treaties and agreements signed by the Government of India
 3disputes relating to implementation of the Directive Principles of State Policy
 4a bill passed by the Parliament which is violative of the Constitution
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following was not a reform measure carried out by Mahmud Gawan of Bahmani Kingdom?
 1Lands were measured and land taxes were fixed on that basis
 2The Kingdom was divided into eight provinces or Tarafs
 3Nobles were paid salaries and were asked to maintain contingents of horses
 4A tract of land, Khalisa, was set apart for the expenses of the Tarafdar
  Ans: 1
Q.Heavy water implies
 1deuterated water
 2water which is used in heavy industries such as thermal power
 3water which contains SO2-4 and CI- od calcium and magnesium
 4water which has maximum density
  Ans: 1
Q.According to Goldman Sachs' review of emerging economies, by 2050 which one of the following would be the order of the largest economies in the world?
 1China-USA-India-Brazil-Mexico
 2USA-China-India-Brazil-Mexico
 3China-USA-Brazil-India-Mexico
 4USA-Mexico-China-India-Brazil
  Ans: 1
Q.Most of the communication satellites today are placed in a geostationary orbit. In order to stay over the same spot on the Earth, a geostationary satellite has to be directly above the
 1Equator
 2Tropic of Cancer
 3either North or South Pole
 4Tropic of Capricorn
  Ans: 1
Q.SIMBEX is an annual joint maritime bilateral exercise conducted between
 1India and Singapore
 2China and India
 3Singapore and Indonesia
 4Malaysia and Thailand
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following is a function of the Pro-Tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha?
 1Swear in the members of the House and hold the charge till a regular Speaker is elected
 2Conduct of the proceedings of the House in the absence of the Speaker
 3To check if the election certificates of the members of the House are in order
 4Give his assent to the bills passed by the House
  Ans: 1
Q.The term 'demographic gap' signifies the difference
 1between the birth and the death rate
 2in sex ratio
 3in age
 4in child/woman ratio
  Ans: 1
Q.Dead organs are generally stored in formalin. Formalin is
 1aqueous formaldehyde
 2aqueous ferrous sulphate
 3aqueous formic acid
 4aqueous ferric alum
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following is not true regarding the draft National Food Security Bill?
 1The draft Bill has been cleared by the empowered Group of Ministers of discussion in the Cabinet
 2Every BPL family in the country shall be entitled to 25 kg of wheat or rice per month @ Rs.3 per kg
 3The distribution will be on universal entitlement by ensuring coverage of every adult under the public distribution scheme
 4The Central Government shall allocate required quantity of wheat and/or rice from the central pool t
  Ans: 1
Q.When items of jewellery made of metals such as copper or nickel are placed in a solution having a salt of gold, a thin film of gold is deposited by
 1passing an electric current
 2cooling to below 0 degree C
 3heating above 100 degree C
 4just keeping it for 10 minutes
  Ans: 1
Q.Due to contraction of eyeball, a longsighted eye can see only
 1father objects which is corrected by using convex lens
 2father objects which is corrected by using concave lens
 3nearer objects which is corrected by using convex lens
 4nearer objects which is corrected by using concave lens
  Ans: 1
Q.To boost India's power-generating capacity, the Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission was launched in India in January 2010. Which of the following statements regarding this Mission is/are correct?
1. India is fast exhausting reserves of fossil fuel resources.
2. Solar energy is clean source of energy.
3. India lacks technology for development of other alternative sources of power generation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
 11 and 2 only
 21, 2 and 3
 32 and 3 only
 41 only
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following statements about Fourth Anglo-Mysore War are correct?
1. The Madras Council suggested a policy of rigorous and intense attack on Mysore.
2. Lord Wellesley tried to revive the Triple Alliance.
3. Tipu sent emissaries to Arabia, Versailles, Mauritius and Kabul enlisting support against the English.
4. The War was of a very short duration though decisive Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
 12, 3 and 4
 21, 3 and 4
 32 and 4 only
 41 and 3 only
  Ans: 1
Q.Polar bears are carnivores and prey on many arctic birds and fish. However, under natural conditions, on one found polar bears predating any penguin. This is because
 1polar bears and penguins never coexist under natural conditions. The former lives in the North Pole while the Latter lives in the South Pole
 2penguins have chemical substance in their muscles which is toxic to polar bears
 3penguins are gregarious and always move groups. Therefore, a polar bear cannot approach them
 4polar bears and penguins display symbiotic relationships and they help each other for their existenc
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Q.Which of the following statements regarding the American Revolution is/are correct?
1. The American Revolution was a conflict between British settlers and native Americans
2. The Americans refused to pay taxes imposed by the British Parliament in which the Americans had no representation
Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
 1Both 1 and 2
 2i only
 32 only
 4Neither 1 nor 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Viewfinders, used in automobiles to locate the position of the vehicles behind, are made of
 1convex mirror
 2plane mirror
 3concave mirror
 4parabolic mirror
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements: 1. India has a published nuclear doctrine. 2. The doctrine advocates 'no-first-use' policy 3. The authority to release nuclear weapons for use resides in the person of the President of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 11 and 2 only
 21 only
 32 and 3 only
 41, 2 and 3
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements: 1. India has a published nuclear doctrine. 2. The doctrine advocates 'no-first-use' policy 3. The authority to release nuclear weapons for use resides in the person of the President of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 11 and 2 only
 21 only
 32 and 3 only
 41, 2 and 3
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following statements regarding Rabindranath Tagore's concern forthe natural world and environment is not correct?
 1Tagore's concern about the environment was activated by pragmatic and utilitarian considerations
 2Caring for nature on aesthetic grounds, as Tagore did, has now become one of the majorenvironmental concerns in the developed countries of the world
 3Tagore's short stories and novels exhibit his concern for nature
 4Tagore's vision of education emphasised the need to generate environmental awareness among the stude
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following was the objective of starting the Nirmal Gram Puraskarincentive scheme?
 1Encourage Panchayati Raj Institutions to take up sanitation promotion for attaining 100% open defecation-free environment
 2Enable rural schools to provide safe and clean drinking water for children
 3Provides toilets to all rural households
 4Provide financial assistance to States to install water purification systems in rural schools
  Ans: 1
Q.Why do you feel cool under a tree but not so under a tin shed on a sunny day?
 1The leaves give out water which vapourises absorbing some heat as latent heat
 2The greenness of the tree gives the cool feeling
 3Photosynthesis absorbs heat
 4The leaves convert water vapours into water which is a heat-absorbing process
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the statements given below is/are correct?
1. The Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) was first enforced in the hills of Assam.
2. The AFSPA is enforced in regions notified as 'disturbed area'.
3. Under the provisions of the Act, the Chief Minister of a State can declare the whole State or part of it as 'disturbed are'.
Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
 11 and 2 only
 21, 2 and 3
 32 and 3 only
 41 only
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following would expand the most on being heated?
 1Air
 2Water
 3Alcohol
 4Glass
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements about soil of India:
1. Black soil becomes sticky when it is wet.
2. Black soil contains adequate nitrogen as well as phosphorus required for the growth of plants.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 11 only
 22 only
 3Both 1 and 2
 4Neither 1 nor 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Industrial Revolution in Europe mainly emerged due to
1. locating the production process in the countryside.
2. declining of the guilds because of non-farming production coming under a single roof (the factory).
3. growing role of merchant-capitalists in the production process.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 12 only
 21, 2 and 3
 32 and 3 only
 41 and 3 only
  Ans: 1
Q.India's first space based Solar Coronograph is
 1ADITYA
 2ADITYA I
 3ADITYA II
 4ADITYA III
  Ans: 2
Q.Who is nominated as the India's Chief-de-Mission for London Olympics 2012?
 1KPS Gill
 2Ajit Pal Singh
 3Vijay Amritraj
 4Suresh Kalmadi
  Ans: 2
Q.Who is selected as the Women's Professional Golf PLayer of the Year 2011-12?
 1Aditi Ashok
 2Vani Kapoor
 3Smriti Mehra
 4Pallavi Jain
  Ans: 3
Q.Which state wins the best State Award 2012 for strengthening the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
 1Rajasthan
 2Gujarat
 3Sikkim
 4Kerala
  Ans: 3
Q.The winner of Asia Cup Cricket 2012 is
 1India
 2Pakistan
 3Sri Lanka
 4Bangladesh
  Ans: 2
Q.As per participation of women in politics India's rank stands at
 1110
 2105
 3104
 4101
  Ans: 105
Q.In addition to Macaulay's Minutes on Education, another landmark Draft is also attributed to him. Identify the Draft from the following.
 1Draft of the Maritime Trade Policy
 2Draft of Indian Penal Code
 3Draft of Indian Forest Policy
 4Draft of the Zamindari Abolition Act
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
1. Kiran MK 11: Acrobatic aircraft
2. MI 35: Attack helicopter
3. Mirage 2000Military transport aircraft
Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
 11 and 2 only
 21 only
 32 and 3 only
 41, 2 and 3
  Ans: 1
Q.If a ship moves from freshwater into seawater, it will
 1rise a little higher
 2sink completely
 3sink a little bit
 4remain unaffected
  Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following feature is/are contrary to the norms of a federal polity?
1. Common All India Service
2. Single integrated judiciary
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 12 only
 21 only
 3Both 1 and 2
 4neither 1 nor 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Rainwater collected after 30 to 40 minutes of raining is not suitable for drinking because it
 1contains dissolved toxic chemicals
 2contains bacteria and dirt
 3is deficient in minerals
 4is acidic
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following statements about Ashokan Edicts is correct?
 1The subject of inscribed matter on Rock Edicts differs completely with that of the Pillar Edicts
 2The Pillar Edicts were located in all parts of the empire
 3The Edicts give details of his personal concerns but are silent on events of the empire
 4The Greek or Aramaic Edicts are versions or translations of the texts used in other Edicts
  Ans: 1
Q.Consider the following statements:
1. The five permanent members of the Security Council are the only countries recognised as nuclear-weapon States under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
2. The term of non-permanent members of the Council is five years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 11 only
 22 only
 3Both 1 and 2
 4Neither 1 nor 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Mr.X was advised by an architect to make outer walls of his house with hollow bricks. The correct reason is that such walls
 1help keeping inside cooler in summer and warmer in winter
 2make the building stronger
 3prevent seepage of moisture from outside
 4protect the building from lightning
  Ans: 1
Q.Mr.X has been invited to participate in a conference to be held at Buenos Aires. He has chosen the following shortest flight route:
Mumbai to Frankfurt (non-stop)
Frankfurt to Sao Paulo (non-stop)
Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires (non-stop)
Which one of the following seas will likely to be flown over by Mr.X ?
 1Labrador sea
 2Tasman Sea
 3Beaufort Sea
 4Black Sea
  Ans: 1
Q.Which among the following statements regarding Lord Ripon's plan for local self-government in India is/are correct?
1. The district should be the maximum area served by the one Committee or Local Board.
2. The Local Boards should consist of a large majority of nominated official members and be presided over by an official member as Chairman.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 1Both 1 and 2
 21 only
 32 only
 4Neither 1 nor 2
  Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following is not true of the planning Commission?
 1It indicates the factors which tend to retard economic development
 2It is an advisory body and makes recommendations to the cabinet
 3It is responsible for formulation of a plan for the most effective and balanced utilisation of the country's resources
 4It is responsible for the execution of development programmes and plans
  Ans: 1

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