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General Knowledge Questions Set-A

1. Sharavat Project is located in which state is

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Karnataka

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Madhya Pradesh



Sharavati is a river which originates and flows entirely within the state of Karnataka in India. It is one of the few westward flowing rivers of India and a major part of the river basin lies in the Western Ghats. The famous Jog Falls are formed by this river.

Sharavat Project is located is Karnataka state. This infrastructure is of TYPE Hydro Power Plant with a design capacity of 1035 MWe. It has 10 unit(s). The first unit was commissioned in 1964 and the last in 1977. It is operated by KPCL.

1. Science & Technology ? Discoveries & Inventions – Easy

2. What does the Olympic Flame symbolize?

(a) A zeal to play sports

(b) Challenge

(c) Continuity

(d) Integrity



It symbolizes the Continuity between new and ancient games. The Olympic torch and flame also serve to symbolize the goodwill and harmony that are the spirit of the Olympic games. The torch is carried during the Olympic relay and used to light the Olympic flame in a ceremony that marks the opening of the games. According to National Geographic Magazine, the first modern Olympic torch was used during the opening of the 1936 games in Berlin.

2. Miscellaneous ? Sports – Difficult

3. COFEPOSA act was enacted in 1970s, which is related to the following offenses

(a) Terrorism Activities

(b) Religious Offenses

(c) Economic Offenses

(d) International Offenses



Economic offenses, Conservation of Foreign exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities (COFEPOSA) was enacted in 1974.

3. Indian Polity & Constitution– Medium

4. Which group of organisms together do not constitute a food chain?

I. Grass, lion, rabbit, wolf

II. Plankton, man, hawk

III. Wolf, grass, snake, tiger

IV. Frog, snake, eagle, grass, grasshopper

(a) I and III

(b) III and IV

(c) II and III

(d) I and IV



A food chain is a linear system of links in a food web starting from "producer" species (such as grass or trees) and ending at apex predator species (like grizzly bears or killer whales), detrivores (like earthworms or woodlice), or decomposer species (such as fungi or bacteria). A food chain also shows how the organisms are related with each other by the food they eat.

4. Science & Technology ? Biology ? Difficult

5. Chandrayaan-1 in 2008 successfully put into its initial orbit by

(a) PSLV-C12

(b) PSLV-C11

(c) PSLV-14

(d) CSLV-D3



Chandrayaan-1 was India's first unmarked lunar probe. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008 and operated until August 2009. The mission included a lunar orbiter and an impacted. India launched the Spacecraft with a modified version of the PSLV, PSLV-C11 on October 22, 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh.

5. Science & Technology ? Space, Defence in India – Medium

6. The British Secretary of the State governed India through which Institution?

(a) Executive Council

(b) Parliament

(c) Governor assisted by an Executive Council

(d) Governor General appointed by an Executive Council



The British Secretary of the State governed India through Governor General appointed by an Executive Council.

6. Current Affairs ? International – Easy

7. The first every formula one race in India was held in

(a) Greater Noida

(b) New Delhi

(c) Faridabad

(d) Pune



The first Formula One Race in India was held in Greater Noida on 30th October, 2011.

7. Current affair – Indian ? Easy

8. Kapilvastu Relics (fragments of Lord Buddha's bone), for the second time in 114 yr, recendy travelled from India to

(a) China

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Myanmar

(d) Japan



Kapilvastu Relies (fragments of Lord Buddha's bone), for the second time in 114 yr, travelled from India to Sri Lanka. The First Exposition of Sacred Relics in Sri Lanka was in 1978.

8. History – World ? Medium

9. Under the Government of India Act 1935, which communities were provided separate representation in the electorate system?

(a) Sikh, Europeans

(b) Indian Christians

(c) Anglo-Indians

(d) All of these



All communities were provided separate representation in the electorate system.

9. Indian Polity & Constitution – Easy

10. Olympics 2016 will be held in

(a) USA

(b) Brazil

(c) Russia

(d) South Africa



World Cup Football 2014 and Olympics 2016 will be held in Brazil.

10. Miscellaneous ? Sports – Easy

11. Who will head the Expenditure Management Commission recently set up by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

(a) Bimal Jalan

(b) Reshamlal Jangade

(c) Sriram Vedire

(d) Mridula Sinha



Bimla Jalan will head the Expenditure Management Commission.

11. Current Affairs? National – Medium

12. Who has been selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for his outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill?

(a) Firoz Khan

(b) Muzaffar Ali

(c) Nehchal Sandhu

(d) Dilip Kumar



Muzaffar Ali selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for his outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill.

12. Miscellaneous ? Honours & Awards ? Medium

13. Which country topped the medals tally at 2nd Summer Youth Olympics held in China?

(a) China (65 medals)

(b) USA (72 medals)

(c) Russia (67 medals)

(d) South Korea (68 medals)



65 medals held in China on top rank.

13. Miscellaneous ? Sports – Medium

14. Which bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 11, 2014 by the Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad recommending persons for appointment as Chief Justice of India and other Judges of the Supreme Court (SC), and Chief Justice and other Judges of High Courts (HC)?

(a) The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014

(b) Indian Judge appointment Commission Bill 2014

(c) Appointment, Securities and Exchange Bill of India 2014

(d) The Indian Judge Commission Bill 2014



The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 11, 2014 by the Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad.

14. Indian Polity & Constitution – Difficult

15. Acid Rain produces

(a) Chemical Weathering

(b) Physical Weathering

(c) Biological Weathering

(d) None of the above



Acid rain produces chemical weathering. Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH). It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals and infrastructure.

15. Science & Technology ? Chemistry – Easy

16. In the Constituent Assembly, which parties were members?

(a) Congress, Muslim League, Unionist Muslim

(b) Unionist Scheduled Caste, Krishak Poja, Scheduled Castes Federation, Sikh (Non-Congress)

(c) Communists, Independents

(d) All of the above



All parties were members in the constituent assembly.

16. Indian Polity & Constitution– Easy

17. Vishwaroopam is a 2013 Tamil spy thriller film written, directed and coproduced by _______. Who also enacts the lead role?

(a) Prakash Raj

(b) Rajni Kant

(c) Kamal Hassan

(d) Chiranjeevi



Vishwaroopam is a 2013 Indian spy thriller film written, directed and coproduced by Kamal Hassan who also enacts the lead role. It is the first Indian film to utilise the new Auro 3D .sound technology. The film was also to be the first Indian film to release via direct-broadcast satellite, also known as direct.-to-home DTH), but after protests of theatre owners this plan was dropped.

17. Miscellaneous ? Art & Culture – Difficult

18. Who presented the Objective Resolution in the Constituent Assembly?

(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(b) Motilal Nehru

(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

(d) None of the above



Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru presented the objective resolution in the constituent assembly. The Objectives Resolution was a resolution adopted by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on March 12, 1949. Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, had presented it in the assembly on March 7, 1949.

18. Indian Polity & Constitution– Easy

19. Which of the following country has become first in the world to declare Rubella (German measles) free?

(a) South Africa

(b) America

(c) Britain

(d) Australia



America has become the first country of the world to eradicate Rubella. There are no home-grown cases in five years. Rubella (German measles) is caused by a virus and spreads when infected person coughs or sneezes. It causes a rash, a slight fever, aching joints, headaches, runny nose and red eyes. The virus spread by sneezes or coughs can lead to serious birth defects if contracted by pregnant woman.

19. Current Affairs ? International ? Medium

20. The first person to set foot on the Moon on July 20, 1969 and, who died on August 25, 2012 was

(a) Nevil Armstrong

(b) Neil Armstrong

(c) Cagan Narang

(d) Michael Phelps



Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He died on August 25, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

20. Current affair? International – Medium

21. Which country is not a part of “Golden Triangle” infamous for opium and heroin production?

(a) Vietnam

(b) Myanmar

(c) Lao PDR

(d) Thailand



The Golden Triangle is one of Asia’s two main opium-producing areas. It is an area that overlaps the mountains of three countries of Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. It has been one of the most extensive opium-producing areas of Asia and of the world since the 1950s. Most of the world’s heroin came from the Golden Triangle until the early 21st century when Afghanistan became the world’s largest producer. The Golden Triangle designates the confluence of the Ruak River and the Mekong River, since the term has been appropriated by the Thai tourist industry to describe the nearby border tri-point of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

21. Indian Polity & Constitution – Easy

22. Which of the following is/are true ?

  1. NDM-1 is anenzymethat makesbacteriaresistantto a broad range ofbeta-lactamantibiotics.
  2. Bacteria that produce carbapenemases are often referred to in the news media as “superbugs” because infections caused by them are difficult to treat.

(a) only 1

(b) only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2



Both statements are true.

22. Science & Technology ? Biology – Difficult

23. Hugo Chavez, who died on March 5, 2013 after losing his battle with cancer, was the President, of which country?

(a) Argentina

(b) Cuba

(c) Brazil

(d) Venezuela



Hugo Chavez was a Venezuelan politician, who was the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was died on March 5, 2013.

23. Current affair – International ? Easy

24. Which of the following has been appointed as chairperson of the Children Film Society of India (CFSI)?

(a) Mukesh Khanna

(b) Jaya Bachchan

(c) Ram Gopal Verma

(d) Govindh



Mukesh Khanna was appointed as the new chairperson of the Children Film Society of India. The veteran actor has taken over the charge from actor-director Amole Gupte, who resigned in June 2014. Mukesh Khanna has won the hearts of children with his popular superhero TV series Shaktimaan.

24. Miscellaneous ? Art & Culture– Medium

25. Light Year is the unit of

(a) time

(b) distance

(c) light

(d) None of these



The light year is mostly used to express distances to stars and other distances on a galactic scale, especially in non-specialist and popular science publications.

1 light year = 9.4607 × 1012 km


1 light year = 9.4607 × 1015 km

25. Science & Technology ? Physics – Medium

26. Consider the following statements :

  1. Earth’s rotation on her oxn axis is from West to East
  2. If seen from North Star Polaris, the Earth turns clockwise

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

(a) Only A is correct

(b) Only B is correct

(c) Both A and B are correct

(d) Neither A nor B is correct



Only A is correct, If seen from North Star Polaris, the Earth turns anti-clockwise.

26. Geography – Physical Geography ? Medium

27. If a match live commentary in Delhi commences at 10:00 a.m., at what time the viewer at London should tune into?

(a) 4:00 a.m.

(b) 4:30 a.m.

(c) 4:45 a.m.

(d) 4:50 a.m.



GMT is 5:30 hours behind IST.

27. Geography – World ? Easy

28. Consider the following statements :

  1. United Kingdom consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  2. These 4 countries are the formal subdivisions of the United Kingdom

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

(a) Only A is correct

(b) Only B is correct

(c) Both A and B are correct

(d) Neither A nor B is correct



Only A is correct, The 4 countries are sometimes called countries and sometime described by other terms. They are no formal subdivisions but actually make a together the sovereign state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is also described as a country

28. Geography – World ? Difficult

29. Consider the following statements :

(a) Myanmar and India share a border of over 1,640 kilometers.

(b) Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram share borders with Burma.

(c) India and Myanmar share only land border and NO maritime border.

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

(a) Only A is correct

(b) Only A and B are correct

(c) Only B and C are correct

(d) All are correct



India shares a maritime boundary with Myanmar in Andaman Sea.

29. Geography – World ? Medium

30. Potential energy is described by the expression

(a) PE = mgh

(b) PE = ngh

(c) PE = oph

(d) PE = pph



In physics, potential energy is the energy of an object or a system duo to the position of the body or the arrangement of the particles of the system. It is given by where,

PE = mgh

m → mass g → gravity

h→ height

30. Science & Technology ? Physics – Difficult

31. Who among the following was the Prime Minister of India when Mandal Commision was constituted?

(a) Indira Gandhi

(b) Morar Ji Desai

(c) Rajiv Gandhi

(d) V.P.Singh



Morar Ji desai is the prime minister of India when Mandal commission was constituted.

31. History – Indian ? Medium

32. Consider the following Statements

A. State Legislature has the power to reject the changes broughtin its area, name and boundaries by the Union Parliament of India.

B. Parliament of India is bound to follow the suggestions of the State Legislature in the matters related to the state boundaries.
Which of the following is/are correct?

(a) Only 1 is correct

(b) Only 2 is correct

(c) Both are Correct

(d) Both are incorrect



Thus Parliament has no powers to change boundaries of a state against the views of the State legislature under Article 3 of the constitution.

So both option is incorrect. Hence

(d) option is correct.

32. Indian Polity & Constitution – Difficult

33. Who was killed instead of Kingsford by Khudiram Bose and Prafulla chaki ?

(a) Mr. Palmerston

(b) Mrs. Roosevelt

(c) Fredrick Resnick

(d) Mrs. Kennedy



Mrs. Kennedy was killed instead of Kingsford by Khudiram Bose and Prafulla chaki.

33. History – Indian ? Medium

34. Recently India’s first semi high speed train completed trial run. The train name and average speed is

(a) Gatimaan Express ? 160 kmph

(b) Govardhan Express ? 180 kmph

(c) Taj Express ? 150 kmph

(d) Indraprastha Express ? 165 ? kmph



Gatimaan Express is the India’s first semi high-speed train. The train runs between Delhi and Agra. The trials of the semi-high speed train have already been conducted twice on the 200-km-long tracks between the two destinations and awaited now is the mandatory clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS). The train will run at a maximum speed of 160 kmph and is expected to cover the 200-km distance in about 105 minutes.

34. Science & Technology ? Discoveries & Inventions ? Easy

35. “My life” is the autobiography of

(a) Dr. A.P.J. Kalam

(b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(c) Bill Clinton

(d) Hillary Clinton



Bill Clinton is the autobiography of “My Life”.

35. Miscellaneous ? Book and author – Easy

36. Which one of the following was the first fort constructed by the British in India?

(a) Fort William

(b) Fort St George

(c) Fort St. David

(d) Fort St Angelo



Fort St. George was the first fort constructed by the British in India. The East India Company, which had entered India around 1600 for trading activities, had begun licensed trading at Surat, which was its initial bastion.

36. History – World ? Medium

37. The First Session of the All India Trade Union congress held in Bombay was presided over by :

(a) Lala Lajpat Rai

(b) S A Dange

(c) N M Joshi

(d) B Shiva Rao



The First Session of the All India Trade Union congress held in Bombay was presided over by Lala Lajpat Rai.

37. History – Indian ? Easy

38. To which one of the following types of organisms do mushrooms belong?

(a) Algae

(b) Ferns

(c) Lichens

(d) Fungi



Fungi is the belong of Mushrooms. Fungi can be single celled or very complex multicellular organisms. They are found in just about any habitat but most live on the land, mainly in soil or on plant material rather than in sea or fresh water.

38. Science & Technology ? Biology – Easy

39. The First native state to introduce military training on European model was:

(a) Golconda

(b) Mysore

(c) Oudh

(d) Kashmir



Mysore is the first native state to introduce military training on European model.

39. History ? Indian – Easy

40. The first Asian Games were held in

(a) China

(b) India

(c) Pakistan

(d) Iran



The first Asian Games were held in India. 1951 Asian Games, thus Asian Games are considered to be a successor of a small-scale multi-sport event known as the Far Eastern Games, held in between a period of 1913 to 1938 in the different cities of Japan, Philippines, and mainland China. The First Far Eastern Games took place in Manila, Philippines in 1913, after the efforts made by the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (PAAF).

40. Miscellaneous ? Sports – Easy

41. Omkareshwar dam is on which river?

(a) Narmada






The Omkareshwar Dam is gravity dam on the Narmada River Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh. The project has come up for hydel power production and enhancing irrigation facility in the Khandwa region, Madhya Pradesh. The dam has been in news due to Jal Satyagraha by farmers to protest against the increase in the water level of Omkareshwar dam from 189 metres to 191 metres by the state government.

41. Geography ? India – Medium

42. Who said, “Indian culture is neither Hindu, Islamic, nor any other, wholly. It is a fusion of all”

(a) M A Jinnah

(b) Vevekanand

(c) Gandhi

(d) Annie Besant



Gandhi said the above statement.

42. History ? India – Easy

43. Consider the following statements Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

  1. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was a vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition.
  2. He was a member of the Kirana Gharana.
  3. He is renowned for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music (bhajans and abhangs).
  4. He was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.

Which among of the following statements is/are correct?

(a) Only 1, 2 and 3

(b) Only 1, 2 and 4

(c) Only 2, 3 and 4

(d) All of the above



Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi (4 February 1922 – 24 January 2011) was an Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition. He is known for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music.

43. Miscellaneous ? Art & Culture – Difficult

44. 2015 CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year award goes to

(a) Virat Kohli

(b) Ajinkya Rahane

(c) Rohit Sharma

(d) Shikar Dhawan



Middle order batsman Ajinkya Rahane won the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year award. Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been chosen for the International Cricketer of the Year former award. While former India captain Kapil Dev was awarded with the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the awards

44. Miscellaneous ? Sports – Medium

45. A high fiscal deficit in a country like India leads to:

  1. Rise in price level
  2. Adverse effect on balance of payment
  3. High cost economy
  4. Unproductive expenditure

Choose the correct answer from-

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 2, 3, 4

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4



All statements are correct for high deficit in a country. A fiscal deficit is regarded by some as a positive economic event. For example, economist John Maynard Keynes believed that deficits help countries climb out of economic recession. On the other hand, fiscal conservatives feel that governments should avoid deficits in favor of a balanced budget policy.

45. Economy & Finance ? Features of Indian Economy ? Medium

46. The President of the National Congress at the time of Indian Independence was :

(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(d) J B Kriplani



J.P.Kriplani was the President of the National Congress at the time of Indian Independence.

46. History – Indian ? Easy

47. Consider the following statements regarding biofuels in India.

  1. In the National Bio fuel policy the Government of India has set a target of a minimum 20% ethanol blended petrol and diesel across the Country by 2017.
  2. Biofuel development in India centers mainly on the cultivation and processing of Jatropha plant seeds to give biodiesel and producing ethanol from Sugarcane.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2



Both statements are correct regarding biofuel. Bioethanol is an alcohol made by fermentation, mostly from carbohydrates produced in sugar or starch crops such as corn, sugarcane, or sweet sorghum. Cellulosic biomass, derived from non-food sources, such as trees and grasses, is also being developed as a feedstock for ethanol production. Ethanol can be used as a fuel for vehicles in its pure form, but it is usually used as a gasoline additive to increase octane and improve vehicle emissions. Bioethanol is widely used in the USA and in Brazil.

47. Science & Technology ? Biology– Difficult

48. First president of the BRICS Bank (New Development Bank) is

(a) Chanda Kochhar

(b) K V Kamath

(c) S K Bhat

(d) Arun Bhattacharya



ICICI chairman K V Kamath has been appointed as first president of BRICS bank. The bank is a multilateral funding agency with Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa as its founding members. The bank has its headquarters in Shanghai, China. Kamath who joined ICICI in 1971, took over as the non-executive chairman in April 2009.

48. Current affair – International ? Medium

49. Millepora boschmai, one of the critically endangered species represents:

(a) bird

(b) mammal

(c) coral

(d) reptile



Millepora boschmai, one of the critically endangered species represents coral. Millepora boschmai is a critically endangered species of fire coral. It was previously catalogued in two protected areas in Panama, the Coiba National Park and the Golfo de Chiriquí National Park.

49. Science & Technology ? Biology ? Easy

50. The Arya Mahila Sabha was founded by :

(a) Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur

(b) Nellie Sengupta

(c) Durgabai Deshmukh

(d) Pandit Rambai



Pandit Rambai was founded by Arya Mahila Sabha. Ramabai was born on April 23, 1858 in Canara district of British India (now in Karnataka). Her Family belongs to Mala Kattemane Dongare Family. Her father, Anant Shastri, was an intellectual Brahmin, who from his study of Hindu texts, believed that women should be educated. His second wife, Ramabai's mother, Lakshmibai, was a child bride nine years of age. Against the prevailing Hindu traditions, he decided to educate her.

50. History ? Indian – Easy

51. Who is the author of the book 'Forbidden Verses'?

(a) Salman RushDie

(b) Abu Nuwas

(c) Ms. Taslima Nasrin




H. Lawrence

'Forbidden Verses' is write by Abu nuwas.

51. Miscellaneous - Books and authors – Medium

52. Which was the 1st non Test playing country to beat India in an international match?

(a) Canada

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Zimbabwe

(d) East Africa



Sri Lanka got the status of Test playing country in 1981, and beat India in the 1979 World Cup. Before this they were champion of ICC non-test playing countries.

52. Miscellaneous - Sports – Medium

53. Why the Indirect taxes are termed regressive taxing mechanisms?

(a) They are charged at higher rates than direct taxes

(b) They are charged the same for all income groups

(c) They are not charged the same for all income groups

(d) None of the above is a correct reason



The indirect taxes like VAT etc are paid by everyone if they buy any product irrespective of financial conditions. Direct taxing is considered the most progressive taxing mechanisms because they justify the income levels of the people.

53. Economy & Finance – Economics – Medium

54. In which state Chief Minister's Social Assistance (CMSA) Scheme for widows and persons with disabilities was launched?

(a) Meghalaya

(b) Manipur

(c) Mizorum

(d) Aasam



Meghalaya chief ministers was launched of Social Assistance (CMSA) Scheme for widows and persons with disabilities.

54. Indian Polity & Constitution – Easy

55. January 15 is celebrated as the

(a) Republic Day

(b) Ugadhi

(c) Teachers' Day

(d) Army Day



January 15 is celebrated as the Army Day.

55. Miscellaneous - Important Dates – Medium

56. What beverage was invented by Charles Alderton in 1885 in Waco, Texas?

(a) Cream soda

(b) Coca-Cola

(c) Dr. Pepper

(d) Sprite



The cherry-flavored cola made its debut at Morrison's Old Corner Drugstore.

56. Science & Technology - Discoveries and Inventions

57. In India maximum number of cities reporting slums are found in

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Uttar Pradesh



In India maximum number of cities reporting slums are found in Maharastra.

57. Indian Polity & Constitution – Easy

58. 'Teacher's Day' is observed on which of the date?

(a) September 5

(b) January 30

(c) November 14

(d) October 2



September 5 is the Teacher’s day.

58. Miscellaneous - Important Day and Dates– Medium

59. What Galileo invented?

(a) Barometer

(b) Pendulum clock

(c) Microscope

(d) Thermometer



Various authors have credited the invention of the thermometer to Cornelius Drebbel, Robert Fludd, Galileo Galilei or Santorio Santorio. The thermometer was not a single invention, however, but a development.

Galileo Galilei also discovered that objects (glass spheres filled with aqueous alcohol) of slightly different densities would rise and fall, which is nowadays the principle of the Galileo thermometer (shown). Today such thermometers are calibrated to a temperature scale.

59. Science & Technology - Discoveries and Inventions – Easy

60. Which among the following statement (s) is/ are correct regarding the technique of ‘Tissue Culture’?

A. It sometimes involves manipulation at the genetic level.

B. It is useful for the conservation of endangered species.

C. It has vast potential in obtaining disease free plant material.

(a) A and B

(b) B and C

(c) A, B and C

(d) B only



Tissue culture is the growth of tissues or cells separate from the organism. This is typically facilitated via use of a liquid, semi-solid, or solid growth medium, such as broth or agar. Tissue culture commonly refers to the culture of animal cells and tissues, with the more specific term plant tissue culture being used for plants.

60. Science & Technology - Biology – Difficult

61. The Mayaram panel was constituted to look into which one of the following areas?

(a) FDI limits in multi brand retail

(b) FDI limits across various sectors

(c) FII limits in stock market investment

(d) None of the above



The Arvind Mayaram panel was constituted to look into the FDI limits across various sectors including defence, telecom, insurance etc. It has submitted reports favouring raising FDI caps across various sectors both in view of helping the short-term objective of financing the CAD safely and the longer-term objective of ensuring sustainable growth.

61. Economy & Finance - Economics – Medium

62. Which among the following tribal leaders was regarded as an incarnation of God and father of the world?

(a) Nanak Bhil

(b) Jagia Bhagat

(c) Birsa Munda

(d) Siddhu Santha



Birsa Munda was an Indian tribal freedom fighter and a folk hero, who belonged to the Munda tribe, and was behind the best known Millenarian movement of India that rose in the tribal belt of modern day Bihar, and Jharkhand .Birsa and his disciples set themselves the task of serving the famine-stricken and sick people. He became a legend during his lifetime and was called “Dharati Aba” (father of the earth) and was worshipped as “Birsa Bhagwan”.

62. Miscellaneous - Indian History – Medium

63. In terms of percentage, which of the following metals has highest composition in Polymetalic nodules?

(a) Manganese

(b) Iron

(c) Nickel

(d) Copper



Polymetalic nodules, also called manganese modules, are rock concentrations on the sea bottom formed of concrete layers of iron and manganese hydroxides around a core. Polymetalic nodules are made up of several metals and non metals. Nodules mainly contain manganese (29.40%), iron (6%), aluminium (2.9%), nickel (1.34%), copper (1.25%), cobalt and titanium as the major components.

63. Science & Technology - Chemistry – Medium

64. Which country is not a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO)?

(a) Russia

(b) Belarus

(c) China

(d) Kazakhstan



The Collective Security Treaty Organization was formed under the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States. It serves as a mutual defense alliance among Russia, Belarus, Armenia and the four Central Asian states except Turkmenistan. CSTO members are Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

64. Miscellaneous - National & International Organizations - Difficult

65. The RBI has decided to auction Inflation Indexed Bonds. The index of these Inflation Indexed Bonds is pegged to ___?

(a) WPI

(b) CPI

(c) Both WPI and CPI

(d) None of the above



RBI has decided to auction inflation worth 1000 Crores. These bonds are currently pegged to WPI, and RBI has made it clear that going further it intends to release inflation indexed bonds pegged to CPI

65. Economy & Finance - Features of Indian Economy – Medium

66. The continent which has higher ratio of coast to landmass is ____?

(a) Asia

(b) Australia

(c) Europe

(d) Africa



Europe has higher ratio of coast to landmass than any other continent or subcontinent.

66. Geography - World Geography – Easy

67. Ebb and Flow is the name of a mission related to :

(a) NATO

(b) NASA

(c) CERN

(d) European Science Organization



A pair of NASA spacecraft tumbled out of orbit around the moon and crashed into the surface, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior. The twin spacecraft were called Ebb and Flow. Ebb plunged first, slamming into a mountain near the moon’s north pole. Its twin, Flow, followed about a half minute later and aimed for the same target. The demise of Ebb and Flow comes on the same month as the 40th launch anniversary of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon.

67. Science & Technology - Space, Defence in India – Medium

68. Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has had several nicknames over his playing career. Which of the following was NOT one of them?

(a) Tubby

(b) Stodge

(c) Helium Bat

(d) Stumpy



He was christened 'Helium Bat' very early in his career by team mates, due to his habit of lifting his bat over his shoulder and letting anything bowled outside the off-stump go by.

68. Miscellaneous - Sports – Medium

69. The book 'To Live or Not Live' was written by

(a) V.S. Naipaul

(b) Alexandra Dumas

(c) George Elliot

(d) Nirad

(c) Chaudhuri



69. Miscellaneous - Books and authors – Medium

70. Gennady Padalka, who beats record for career time spent in space, is from which country?

(a) USA

(b) Russia

(c) China

(d) Japan



Gennady Padalka, a Russian cosmonaut on board the International Space Station has broken the record for total time in space by spending more than two years in orbit during his career. He broke his countryman Sergei Krikalev’s record of 803 days, nine hours and 41 minutes.

70. Current Affairs – International – Medium

71. The NABARD is planning to organise financial literacy and awareness programme in which state?

(a) Haryana

(b) Jharkhand

(c) Odisha

(d) West Bengal



The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) would organise a massive financial literacy and awareness drive on July 12 coinciding with the bank’s 34th Foundation Day. The awareness drive to be conducted across 27 districts of Odisha, is aimed at making people at grassroots level aware of the latest schemes launched by Government of India on financial inclusion and social security.The awareness would centre on schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Pradhan Mantri Bima Suraksha Yojana (PMBSY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana (PMJJY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY).

71. Indian Polity & Constitution – Difficult

72. The Mesabi Range in the United States is known for vast deposit of which ore?

(a) Gold

(b) Iron

(c) Copper

(d) Silver



The Mesabi Range is a vast deposit of iron ore in the Minnesota state of US. It is the chief deposit of iron ore in the United States.

72. Science – Chemistry - Medium

73. Which is the highest gallantry award in India?

(a) Param Vishishtat Seva Medal

(b) Param Vir Chakra

(c) Kirti Chakra

(d) Vir Chakra



The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India's highest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy, similar to the British Victoria Cross, US Medal of Honor, Pakistani Nishan-e-Haider, or French Legion of Honor or Russian Cross of St. George.

73. Miscellaneous - Awards and honors – Medium

74. Who invented fuel cells in 1839?

(a) Buckminster Fuller

(b) Sir William Grove

(c) Sylvester Graham

(d) Joyce Hall



Fuel cells were invented in 1839 by Sir William Grove.

74. Science & Technology - Discoveries and Inventions

75. The Mount Kosciuszko, is the highest point in _____?

(a) Australia

(b) Japan

(c) Sri Lanka

(d) Bangladesh



Mount Kosciuszko is the highest summit in Australia.

75. Geography – World Geography - Medium

76. Which is the largest gland in human body?

(a) Pancreas

(b) Liver

(c) Thyriod

(d) Pituitary



The liver is the largest gland and the largest internal organ in the human body.

76. Science – Biology - Easy

77. Who did Stone Cold Steve Austin wrestle at the 1998 edition of "Over the Edge"?

(a) Cactus Jack

(b) Mankind

(c) Dude Love

(d) Mick Foley



Even though Mick Foley portrayed all of these gimmicks, he wrestled Stone Cold under Dude Love. The match had Vince McMahon as the referee. It started off as a regular match. Vince then changed it to No Holds Barred so Dude Love can use weapons. Finally he changed it to Falls Count Anywhere. That happened when Love had Austin knocked out while outside the ring. Since Vince is the owner and assigned himself as referee he could do what he wants. After all of that, Austin still retained his title that night.

77. Miscellaneous - Sports – Medium

78. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is given by which of the following organisations?

(a) Council for Scientific and industrial research

(b) Indian Council for Agricultural Research

(c) Indian National Science Academy

(d) ISRO



78. Miscellaneous - Awards and honors – Medium

79. Consider the following statements on STAP technique of stem cells which was in news due to resignation of Japanese stem cell scientists on 19 December 2014?

I. STAP stands for Stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency

II. It requires neither nuclear transfer nor the introduction of transcription factors

III. In this pluripotent stem cells are generated by subjecting ordinary cells to certain types of stress

IV. The stress includes either the application of a bacterial toxin or submersion in a weak acid or physical squeezing

Which is/are correct?

(a) I, II and III

(b) II, III and IV

(c) I, III and IV

(d) All of the above



Haruko Obokata of Japan was already a rising star in stem cell research. She began her work with “STAP” (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) stem cells during her graduate work at Harvard under the guidance of Charles Vacani at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She then became a research scientist at Japan’s prestigious RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology where her work culminated in the publication of these papers.

According to STAP technique all statements are correct.

79. Science – Biology – Difficult

80. The Iguazu Falls, which is listed in seven wonders of nature, is located in which country?

(a) Brazil

(b) Ghana

(c) Argentina

(d) Venezuela



Iguazu Falls, in Iguazu River, are one of the world’s largest waterfalls. They extend over 2,700 m (nearly 2 miles) in a semi-circular shape. Iguazu Falls are on the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones.

80. Geography – Internation - Medium

81. The Wohlwill process is an electrolytic process used to refine ____?

(a) Silver

(b) Copper

(c) Gold

(d) Iron



The Wohlwill process refers to an electrolytic process for refining gold using a hydrochloric-acid electrolyte. The process gives gold of 99.999% pure, and of higher purity than gold produced by the other common refining method.

81. Science – Chemistry - Medium

82. Which among the following terms was used for the Royal cavalry of the Maratha Army System?

(a) The Shiledars

(b) The Bargirs

(c) The Hazari

(d) The Subedars



Bargir was the Royal cavalry of the Maratha army system. There were two kinds of cavalry viz. Bargirs and the Shiledars. Bargirs were provided horses from the state and thus, the horses were property of the royal household and were looked after by state officers. Shiledars used to keep their own horses.

82. History – Medium

83. With reference to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which among the following is NOT a correct statement?

(a) He was one of the founders of Bhartiya Jan Sangh

(b) He served as political secretary to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

(c) He is the first person to deliver a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi.

(d) All the above are correct statements



The first statement is not correct. Bhartiya Jan Sangh was founded by Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

83. Modern Indian History – Medium

84. A boat carrying a number of large stones is floating in a water tank. If the stones are unloaded into the water, the level of water in the tank

(a) will remain unchanged

(b) will rise

(c) will fall

(d) will rise till half the number of stones are unloaded and then will begin to fall



Level of water in the tank will remain unchanged.

So, option

(a) is the correct answer.

84. Science – Physics – Easy

85. The antibiotic 'mitomycin' is used to treat certain types of

(a) Cancer

(b) AIDS

(c) Polio

(d) Coughs



Mitomycin C, finds use as a chemotherapeutic agent by virtue of its antitumour antibodies activity. It is given intravenously to treat uppergastro-intestinal as well as by bladder instillation for superficial bladder tumours. It causes delayed bone marrow toxicity and therefore it is usually administered at 6 weekly intervals. Prolonged use may result in permanent bone – marrow damage. It may also cause lung fibrosis and renal damage.

85. Science - Chemistry – Easy

86. Consider the following statements:

  1. The slope at any point on the velocity-time graph gives the velocity.
  2. The unit of angular velocity is radian/ second.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2



The angular velocity is a vector quantity (more precisely, a pseudo vector) which specifies the angular speed at which an object is rotating along with the direction in which it is rotating. The SI unit of angular velocity is radians per second.

86. Science - Physics – Easy

87. Consider the following statements :

1. The liver converts any excess glucose (or other simple sugars) into insoluble glycogen which can be temporarily stored.

2. When needed the liver reconverts the glycogen into glucose and puts it back in blood circulation.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2



Both statements are correct.

87. Science – Biology – Easy

88. World's busiest airports by passenger traffic is

(a) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, USA

(b) Lhasa Airport, Tibet

(c) King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia

(d) Chicago O' Hare International Airport, USA



88. Current affair – Medium

89. Who invented the phonograph?

(a) Thomas Edison

(b) John Kruesi

(c) Jules Levy

(d) Alexander Graham Bell



John Kruesi was a mechanic for Edison, and Kruesi built the phonograph. Edison designed it, and later improved the phonograph.

89. Discoveries and Inventions

90. Consider following statements about the social system of Indus Valley Civilization:

I. There was no caste system in Indus Valley Civilization but society was divided based on the occupation and work.

II. There was caste system in Indus Valley Civilization and society was divided based on the caste.

III. Society was Matriarchal.

Which of above statement is / are correct?

(a) I. Only

(b) II and III

(c) III Only

(d) I and III



The Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Age civilization extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and north-west India.

Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World, and the most widespread among them, covering an area of 1.25 million km. There was no caste system and Society was Matriarchal.

90. Indian History – Difficult

91. Consider the following statements:

I. In India, tertiary deposits of coal occur in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh Meghalaya and Nagaland.

II. In India, lignite does not occur anywhere except in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan.

III. In India, metallurgical coal is restricted to Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) I

(b) II, III

(c) I, III

(d) I, II, III



Statement I and III are correct.

91. Geography - Indian Geography – Easy

92. When a moving bus stops suddenly, the passenger are pushed forward because of the

(a) friction between the earth and the bus

(b) friction between the passengers and the earth

(c) inertia of the passengers

(d) the inertia of the bus



92. Science – Easy

93. Government of India has launched a publicity campaign for census 2011 in association with which of the following UN organization?

(a) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

(b) World Health Organization (WHO)

(c) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

(d) United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)



UNICEF (United Nations Childern’s Fund) headquatered in New York city and was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December, 1946.

93. Policy – Medium

94. Consider the following statements:

1. The total number of neighbours of India including maritime neighbours is 11

2. The maritime boundary between Andaman and Nicobar is (India) and Thailand is governed by a treaty signed in 1978.

Which of the above statements is true?

(a) None of the above

(b) Both 1 and 2

(c) Only 1

(d) Only 2



Both statements are correct.

94. Geography – Indian Geography – Easy

95. Who is leading in the Republican primaries to contest the American Presidential Election Scheduled in November 2012?

(a) Sara Palin

(b) Nest Gingrich

(c) Rick Santorum

(d) Mitt Romney



Mitt Romney is leading in the Republican Primaries to Contest the American Presidential Election Scheduled in November 2012.

95. Current affair – Medium

96. What toy was invented by Joshua Lionel Cowen around 1900?

(a) Raggedy Ann doll

(b) Yo-yo

(c) Electric train

(d) Tinkertoys



His middle name, Lionel, is the source of the Lionel Train brand name.

96. Discoveries and Inventions

97. Which of the following scripts of Modern India have descended from the Sarda Script?

(1) Gurmukhi

(2) Dogri

(3) Sindhi

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

(a) Only (1)

(b) Only (1) and (2)

(c) Only (2) and (3)

(d) (1), (2) and (3)



Sarada is a script of the Brahmic family of scripts, developed around the 8th century. It was used for writing Sanskrit and Kashmiri. The Gurmukhi script was developed from Sarada by Guru Angad. Originally more widespread, its used became later restricted to Kashmir, and it is now rarely used except by the Kashmiri Pandit community for ceremonial purposes. There are several variants of Sarada Scripts such as Takkari or Tankari which is the parent of the Dogri script, Kului script (Kullu in Himanchal Pradesh), Chameali Script (in Chamba Himachal Pradesh), Sindhi, Bania of Punjab etc.

97. History – Difficult

98. Which among the following leaders was instrumental in bringing the Extremists and the Moderates together at the Lucknow session of 1916?

(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(c) Annie Besant

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