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Subject:- General Study (GS)

(1). When was the Megna Carta signed by King John of England?                                                                                                              (a) 1217       (b) 1066                (c) 1215                (d) 1212

(2) What important events of world history are associated with the following years?                                                       (a) 1789                                                                                                                                                                                                                (1) French Revolution                                                                                                                                                                          (2) American Declaration of independence                                                                                                  (b) 1815                                                                                                                                                                                                                (1) Battle of Trafalgar                                                                                                                                                                     (2) Battle of waterloo                                                                                                                                                                     (3) Crime War

(3) With which Battle or war was Joan of Arc associated?                                                                                                               (a) Battle of England                                (b) 100 years war                                                                                                             (c) Seven years war                        (d)Battle of Hasting                                                                                                         (e) None of the above

(4) The main allies of England in the world war 11 were:                                                                                                                 (a) France, Austria and Italy                               (b) France, U.S.A. and U.S.S.R                                                                    (C) U.S.A., France and Belgium

(5) Which is the place of worship of the Jews?                                                                                                                                    (a) Fire temple                                                 (b) Church           (c) Mosque         (d) Synagogue

(6) Which is the religious book of the Paris?                                                                                                                                         (a) Quran                (b) Torah             (c) Zend Avesta                                (d) None of the above

(7) Which is the national animal of India?                                                                                                                                              (a) Leopard                                (b) Cow                                (c) Lion                 (d) Tiger

(8) Which is the national flower of India?                                                                                                                                              (a) Lotus                (b) Rose               (c) Marigold        (d) sun flower

(9) Who painted the portrait of Mona Lisa lying in the Louvre Museum at Paris?                                                                 (a) Machael Angelo  (b) Pablo Picasso              (c) Leonardo da Vinci      (d) Sir Noel Paton

(10) Garden city in the world:                                                                                                                                                                     (a) New York       (b) Chicago         (c) London          (d) Tokyo

(11). Most populated state in India:                                                                                                                                                         (a) Andhra Pradesh               (b) Bihar               (c) Uttar Pradesh             (d) Madhya Pradesh

(12). The language in India in which the largest number of newspapers and periodicals are published:                     (a) Hindi                (b) Telugu           (c) English

(13) Under what article of the Constitution of India can the President take over the administration of a state in case its constitutional machinery breaks down?                                                                                                                                (a) Article 83(2)                 (b) Article 352    (c) Article 343                     (d) Article 356

(14) Habeas Corpus is:                                                                                                                                                                   (a) An order from a higher court to stop proceeding in a case and follow the specified            alternative           course                                                                                                                                                                (b) An order from a court to any official to show his right to the office                                                                    (c) An order from a superior court to a lower court to do a specific work                                                                                (d) An order from the court to produce the man held under illegal detention                                                      (e) None of above

(15) How many languages are recognized by the constitution of India in the 8th schedule?                                             (a) 18                     (b) 16                    (c) 12                     (d) 14

(16) The world investment Report (WIR) IS Published by which of the following bodies?                                                                (a) International Monetary Fund(IMF)                                                                                                                                          (b) United Nations conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)                                                                          (C) International Development Agency (IDA)                                                                                                                     (d) World Bank

(17) Into how many commands is the Indian army organized?                                                                                                     (a) Four                                (b) SIX                   (c) Five                 (d) Seven

(18) Where are tanks manufactured in India?                                                                                                                                     (a) Kirkee                (b) Bhadravati                   (c) Perambur                     (d) Avadi

(19) What is the name of the Indian made Main Battle Tank?                                                                                                      (a) Garuda                (b) Arjun              (c) Maruti            (d) Ajeya

(20) What is the lowest commissioned rank in the Indian Air Force?                                                                                         (a) Flying officer                   (b) Pilot officer                  (c) Flt.Lieutenant

(21)Name the states in which the following are located?                                                                                                                               (a) Nagarjun Sager Dum-     (1) Karnataka                     (2) Tamilnadu                                                                                                                                    (3) Andhra Pradesh         (4) Kerala

(22) What is the sex ratio in India according to the census of 2001?                                                                                           (a) 930 females per 1000 males                                (b) 923 females per 1000 males                                                                 (c) 912 females per 1000 males                          (d) 933 females per 1000 males

(23) Which institution is responsible for the formulation of 5 year plans in India?                                                                                (a) National productivity council                       (b) planning commission                                                                               (c) National Development Council    (d) None of these

(24)Who has written the book ‘Portrait of a Martyr’ ?                                                                                                                     (a) Balraj Madhok               (b) A.k. Damodaran                                                                                                                        (c) Lalit Shastri                   (d) Sidney Sheldon

(25)Which train in India has the longest route length?                                                                                                                     (a) Himsagar Express                (b) Himgiri Express                                                                                                          (c) G.T. Express                 (d) Guwahati-Trivendrum Express.

(26) Where is the Railway staff college located?                                                                                                                                 (a) Delhi                (b) Vadodara                     (c) Allahabad                      (d) Pune

(27) The highest Indian decoration for showing valour and gallantry in the war is:                                                              (a) Ashoka Chakra  (b) Param Vishistha Seva Medal                                                                                                                (c) Param vir chakra        (d) Mahavir Chakra

(28) Where is the ‘National Gallery of Modern Art located?                                                                                                          (a) Mysore                (b) New Delhi    (c) Kanpur           (d) Chennai

(29) Where is the Headquarters of Election Commission Located?                                                                                             (a) Kolkata                (b) New Delhi    (c) Chennai         (d) Mumbai

(30) Where is Indian institute of Experimental Medicine located?                                                                                              (a) Kolkata                (b) New Delhi    (c) Ahmadabad                 (d) Luck now      (e) pune

(31) Where’s central Mining Research Station located?                                                                                                                  (a) Cuttack                (b) Bhavnagar    (c) Jamshedpur     (d) Dhanbad

(32). Where is the institute of sugar technology situated?                                                                                                             (a) Mumbai                (b) Pimpri            (c) Kanpur           (d) Delhi

(33) The largest continent in the world is:                                                                                                                                             (a) Asia                 (b) Africa             (c) South America            (d) Europe

(34) The spinning of the earth on its imaginary axis is known as:                                                                                                 (a) Rotation                (b) Aphelion       (c) Revolution    (d) perihelion    (e) Orbit

(35). Seasons occur because:      (a) The earth rotates                                      (b) The earth is round                                                                                    (c) The earth’s revolution around the sun                                                                                                                             (d) The earth’s axis is inclined by 66 1/20                                                                                                                      (e) combined effect of (c) and (b) above

(36) Khajuraho is situated in the state of:                              (a) Maharashtra               (b) Madhya Pradesh                                                                                                                       (c) Rajasthan                      (d) Orissa

(37). Geyser refers to:                   (a) a hot water spring                     (b) a bright star                                                                                                                 (c) an animal which survives in the polar regions                                                                                                                                (d) a warm ocean current

(38) The largest river in the world is:                                                                                                                                                        (a) Mississippi          (b) Amazon        (c) Nile                  (d) Brahmaputra                              (e) Ganga

(39)First Planetarium of India is in:           (a) Kanpur           (b) Calcutta                                                                                                                                                         (c) Cuttack          (d) Jaipur

(40) Which of the following is the name of the German International Airlines?                                                                    (a) Qantas                (b) Lufthansa     (c) KLM                 (d) Cathay Pacific

(41) Reshuffling of cabinet is the prerogative of:                                                                                                                                               (a) The Speaker                       (b) The prime Minister                                                                                                                  (c) The President                (d) none of these

(42) Where is SHAR space centre located?                                                                                                                                            (a) Arvi                 (b) Bangalore     (c) Shrihari Kota                                (d) Trivandrum

(43) Electrical current is measured by:                                                                                                                                                    (a) Voltammeter     (b) Ammeter (c) Anemometer  (d) watt meter

(44) The epithet ‘Land of the Rising Sun ‘is used for:                                                                                                                        (a) Cambodia            (b) Japan             (c) Indonesia                      (d) Thailand

(45)The Hall of Nations is located in:                                                                                                                                                        (a) New Delhi      (b) London          (c) Calcutta         (d) Mumbai

(46) Kiwis are the inhabitants of:                                                                                                                                                               (a) Indonesia            (b) Hungary        (c) South Africa                 (d) New Zealand

(47) Eldorado is :               (a) a county in California                               (b) the desert land in China                                                                         (c) a fictitious country or city abounding in gold and riches                                                                                            (d) a tract of fertile land in Africa

(48) Which country in the world is the largest producer of copper?                                                                                           (a) South Africa                    (b) Russia                                                                                                                                            (c) U.S.A.                             (d) China

(49) Where did the East India Company set up its first factory in India during the regin of Jahangir?                           (a) Kolkata                (b) Chennai        (c) Ahmadabad                 (d) Surat

(50). What are Pillars of Hercules?                                                                                                                                                            (a) straits of Gibraltar                                              (b) straits of Bosphorous                                                                              (c) A huge building in Rome                                (d) A huge structure in Greece

(51). The Keil canal links the:                                                                                                                                                                       (a) Pacific and Atlantic ocean                                           (b) Mediterrancan and Red Sea                                                 (c) Mediterrancan and Black Sea                         (d) North Sea and Baltic Sea

(52). Panna in Madhya Pradesh is associated with:                                                                                                                           (a) Gold                                (b) Copper          (c) Manganese                  (d) Diamond

(53)The planet that lies at the outermost orbit of the solar system is:                                                                                      (a) Saturn                (b) Mercury        (c) Pluto               (d) Neptune

(54) India can be ranked as the ——- in the world:                                                                                                                           (a) Tenth largest country                  (b) Seventh largest country                                                                         (c) Third largest country                                                (d) Fourth largest country

(55) The planet nearest to the sun is:                                                                                                                                                      (a) Mercury                (b) Saturn            (c) Mars               (d) Jupiter

(56) The equatorial diameter of the earth is:                                                                                                                                       (a) 12,700 km          (b) 13,000 km     (c) 12,756 km     (d) 12,800 km     (e) 12,900 km

(57) Name the state which has the least population:                                                                                                                       (a) Goa                 (b) Tripura           (c) Sikkim             (d) Nagaland

(58). The biggest planet is:                                                                                                                                                                           (a) Jupiter                (b) Mercury        (c) Uranus           (d) Venus

(59).Perihelion is:                                                                                                                                                                                             (a) the path of moon ‘s revolution round the earth                                                                                                   (b) the path of earth’s revolution the sun                                                                                                                 (c) the point in earth’s orbit which is farthest from the sun                                                                                                (d) the point in earth’s orbit which is nearest to the sun

(60). The largest bird which can run with a great speed is:                                                                                                             (a) Kivi                  (b) Ostrich           (c) Emu                 (d) Penguin

(61). The southernmost point of India is:                                                                                                                                                               (a) Indira point in Nicobar islands                     (b) point calimere                                                                            (c) cape comorin                                                              (d) None of above

(62) DCM Trophy is associated with:                                                                                                                                                        (a) Football                                (b) Cricket           (d) Hockey          (d) none of these

(63). The oldest Football Tournament in India is:                                                                                                                                                (a) Durand cup                         (b) Rovers cup                   (c) Tata cup         (d) I.F.A.shield

(64). Steppes are the temperate grassland of:                                                                                                                                    (a) Australia                (b) South America           (c) Europe and Asia         (d) North America

(65). The great temple of sun God at Konark in the Puri district was built by:                                                                        (a) Purushottama   (b) Choda Ganga              (c) Kapilendra    (d) Narasimha-1

(66) Pampas are the :                                                                                                                                                                                     (a) temperate grasslands of South America                (b) temperate grasslands of North America                         (c) temperate grasslands of Africa                         (d) temperate grasslands of Eurasia

(67) The atmospheric layer farther from the earth’s surface is known as:                                                                                               (a) Exosphere          (b) Mesosphere               (c) stratosphere              (d) Ionosphere

(68) Isotherms are:                                                                                                                                                                                         (a) contour lines showing equal amount of sunshine                                                                                                               (b) lines on a map joining places which have the same mean temperature                                                               (c) contour lines of equal rainfall                                                                                                                                               (d) contour lines of equal air pressure

(69) In the election of the President which of the following do not take part?                                                                      (a) Member of Legislative Council      (b) Elected Member of Lok Sabha                                                            (c) Elected Members of Rajya Sabha                (d) None of these

(70). World’s largest producer of jute is:                                                                                                                                                                (a) India      (b) Bangladesh                  (c) Pakistan         (d) Myanmar

(71). On the river Hudson is situated:                                                                                                                                                      (a) New York       (b) Washington                 (c) New Jersey  (d) Chicago

(72) Jaimini Roy distinguished himself in:                                                                                                                                               (a) dancing                 (b) colour photography (c) painting         (d) instrumental music

(73). When was the United Nations Organization founded?                                                                                                         (a) 24th October, 1945                    (b) 11th November, 1944                                                                                                               (c) 20th October 1945                       (d) 26th June, 1945

(74)The national award given to the distinguished sportsmen/women in India is knows as:                                           (a) Bharat Award   (b) Urvashi Award           (c) Nehru Award              (d) Arjun Award

(75) Swathing cup is associated with:                                                                                                                                                      (a) Volley ball         (b) Bridge            (c) Table Tennis                                (d) Basketball

(76). India’s territorial water limits are only up to:                                                                                                                             (a) 9 nautical miles     (b) 12 nautical miles        (c) 3 nautical miles           (d) 15 nautical miles

(77). The founder of the Scout Movement is:                                                                                                                                     (a) Lord Baden Powell    (b) Sir Thomas Munro    (c) Jim Corbett  (d) Lewis carol

(78). who was the first Indian women to swim across the English Channel?                                                                           (a) Rita Faria                (b) Santa Rangaswami   (c) Arati Saha     (d) Kamaljit Sandhu

(79). Cheapauk stadium is located at:                                                                                                                                                      (a) Calcutta                (b) Kanpur          (c) Chennai         (d) Mumbai        (e) New Delhi

(80). The dimensions of Hockey Field are:                                                                                                                                             (a) 80×60                (b) 120×100         (c)100×80             (d)100×60

(81)Which country Is called ‘The playground of Europe’?                                                                                                                               (a) Scotland               (b) Switzerland (c) France            (d) Netherlands

(82) Davis cup is associated with:                                                                                                                                                              (a) Golf                 (b) Boat rowing                 (c) Boxing            (d) Lawn Tennis

(83) Maputo is the capital of:                                                                                                                                                                      (a) Angola                (b) Motorcars    (c) Guinea-Bissau             (d) Sierra Leone

(84). Alla Rakha was an exponent of which of the following instruments?                                                                                              (a) Sitar                       (b) Flute               (c) Tabla               (d) Shahnai

(85). The headquarters of the world Health Organization is located at:                                                                                    (a) London                (b) Rome             (c) Paris                                (d) Geneva

(86). General Assembly of the United Nations meets:                                                                                                                    (a) once a year                       (b) twice a year                 (c) once in two years      (d) occasionally

(87). who was the first Indian to be the President of U.N. General Assembly?                                                     (a) Natwar Singh     (b) V.K.Krishna  Menon (c) Romesh Bhandari                      (d)Smt.vijay Laxmi  Pandit.

(88). National income of a country is based on:                                                                                                                                  (a) the taxes earned by the state                                                                                                                                            (b) the sun of all factor incomes                                                                                                                                                               (c) personal incomes of all the citizens                                                                                                                                 (d) surplus fo exports over imports

(89).Devaluation of currency basically helps to promote:                                                                                                                               (a) exports                (b) savings          (c) imports at lower cost                               (d) national income

(90). How many banks were nationalized in the year 1980?                                                                                                          (a) 8       (b)6                (c)7        (d)2

(91). The state with highest density of population in India is?                                                                                                      (a) West Bengal                  (b) Uttar Pradesh             (c) Maharashtra                                (d) Kerala

(92).The headquarters of the international Atomic Energy Agency is located in:                                                                  (a) Paris                (b) Washington                 (c) New York      (d) Vienna

(93).Dyne stands for the unit of:                                                                                                                                                                               (a) force     (b) momentum                 (c) energy           (d) power

(94).’Servants of India Society’ was founded by:                                                                                                                                               (a) Sriniwas shastri (b) Pandit Hirdaya Nath Kunzru                                                                                                 (c) Gopal Krishnan Gokhale                (d) BAL Gangadhar Tilak

(95). in the visible spectrum the colour having the shortest wavelength is:                                                                            (a) Red                 (b) Blue                                (c) Yellow            (d) Violet

(96).Where from did Mahatma Gandhi start the famous ‘Dandy March’?                                                                                              (a) Surat     (b) Mumbai        (c) Bardoli            (d) Ahmadabad

(97). The green colour of leaves is due to the presence of:                                                                                                                           (a) iron                        (b) chlorophyll                   (c) etiolin             (d) the property of reflecting green colour of the sun and absorbing the rest.

(98) Metallurgy is the process of:                                                                                                                                                              (a) roasting from the ore                      (b) extracting metal from the ore                                                             (c) concentrating the ore                              (d) refining the ore

(99).Bacteria were first seen, described and sketched by:                                                                                                             (a) Linnaeus                (b) Ronald Ross                 (c) Jenner            (d) Pasteur

(100).In oxygen, things:                                                                                                                                                                                                (a) burn dimly          (b) burn brightly               (c) do not burn at all                                                                       (d) burn rapidly and are immediately reduced to ashes.

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