Sample Paper – N.D.A. – Subject – General Study (GS)


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N.D.A. Sample Paper

Subject – General Study (G.S.)




1. The famous work of Leo Tolstoy is:

(a) Illiad

(b) War and Peace

(c) The merchant of Venice

(d) Great Expectations

2. James Bond is a character created by:

(a) Ian Fleming

(b) P. G. Wode House

(c) Perry Mason

(d) Eri Stanly Gardener

3. Who said “fools rush in where angles fear to tread”?

(a) John Milton

(b) The Bible

(c) Dr. Samuel Johnson

(d) Alexander Pope

4. In which Shakespearean Drama is Desdemona a character?

(a) Othello

(b) As You Like It

(c) The merchant of Venice

(d) The Bible

5. Who is the author of ‘Interpreter of Maladies.’

(a) Shashi Pandey

(b) Jhumpa Lahiri

(c) Shobha De

(d) Amit Chaudhary

6. Who said “Man does not live by bread alone’?

(a) Lio Tolstoy

(b) Lord Alfred Tennyson

(c) William Shakespeare

(d) The Bible

7. The book ‘Indian in the New Millennium’ has been authored by –

(a) Acharya J.B. Kriplani

(b) Dr. P.C. Alexander

(c) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(d) Kuldeep Nayyar

8. Who heads the National Commission for reviewing the constitution of India?

(a) Justice R.S. Sarkaria

(b) Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah

(c) Justice J.s. Verma

(d) None of these

9. Who is the author of the book‘ First Person’?

(a) Boris Pasternak

(b) Miguel de Cervantes

(c) Mikhail Solokhov

(d) Vladimir Putin

10. In which language did Jean Paul Sartre write his books:

(a) Greek                   (b) Spanish                  (c) French             (d) Russian

11. Who is / was popularly known as the Nightingale of India?

(a) Lata Mangeshker

(b) Vijaya Laxmi Pandit

(c) Nur Jehan

(d) Sarojini Naidu

(B) ‘Arthashastra’ was written by:

(a) Kautilya             (b) R.K. Narayan            (c) Bana Bhatt            (d) kalidas

12. Who is the author of the book ‘The Blind Assassin’?

(a) Mulk Raj Anand

(b) Margaret Atwood

(c) Anita Desai

(d) Shobha De

13. Mention the writer of ‘Anand Math’

(a) Mulk Raj Anand

(b) Rabindra Nath Tagore

(c) Harindra Nath Chattopadhyaya

(d) Banki Chandra Chatterjje

14. In which year was (I) Akbar born and (II) in which year did he die?

I. (a) 1528                  (b) 1542                  (c) 1545           (d) 1530

II. (a) 1603                (b)1604                   (c) 1605             (d) 1660

15. Name one of the most illustrious king in each of the following dynasties:

I. Guptas:

(a) Ram Gupta               (b) Chandra GuptaII               (c) Skand Gupta

II Mughals:

(a) Shahjehan                           (b) Akbar                      (c) Aurangzeb

16. Choose out the name of the two countries in which the relics of cultural influence of a ancient India are still persent in the form of temples:

(a)  Thailand                              (b) Indonesia                 (c) Egypt

(d) Malaya                                (d) Cambodia

17. Who was the founder of Saka era?

(a) Chandra Gupta Vikramaditya

(b) Samudra Gupta

(c) Kaniska

(d) Chandra Gupta Maurya

18. Who was the British governor general in India in whose reign a part of charter Act read like this, “No native of India, nor natural born subject of His Majesty, should be disabled from holding any place, office of employment by reason of his religion, place of birth, descent or colour.”

(a) Lord Dalhousie

(b) Lord William Bentinck

(c) Lord Hastings

(d) Lord Cornwallis

19. Which battle made the British rule in India finally super?

(a) Battle of Buxar (1764) between British forces under Munroe and the Muslim rulers Shuja – Ud – Daulah and Shah Alam II

(b) Battle of Plassey (1757) between British forces under Clive and the ruler of Bengal, Sirazudaulla

(c) 4th Mysore war (1790 – 92) between the British forces under Wellesley and Tipu Sultan

(d) 3rd Mysore War (1790 – 92) between the British and Tipu sultan

20. India liberated Goa from the Portuguese in:

(a) 1965                 (b) 1960                   (c) 1948                  (d) 1961

21. The third Battle of Panipat was fought between:

(a) The Marathas and The British

(b) The British and the French

(c) The Muhghals and shershah Suri

(d) Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Marathas

22. Which one of the following universities was not established by Lord Dalhousie?

(a) Calcutta                 (b) Delhi               (c) Madras               (d) Bombay

23. The first Indian railway line was opened by the British:

(a) From Bombay to Thane

(b) From Calcutta to Allahabad

(c) From Delhi to Bombay

(d) From Bombay to Madras

24. The Arab invasion of Sind took place in:

(a) 326 B.C                                                   (b) 1191 A.D.

(c) 712 A. D.                                                 (d) 66 A.D.

25. In which year was English recommended as the medium of instruction for higher education in India by Lord Macaulay?

(a) 1821                  (b) 1833                    (c) 1858                    (d) 1835

26. “I have not become His Majesty’s First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.” Who said it?

(a) Winston Churchill                                    (b) Anthony Eden

(c) Clement Attlec                                         (d) Chamberlain

27. When was the Magna Carta signed by King John of England?

(a) 1217                                                        (b) 1215

(c) 1212                                                        (d) 1066

28. Name the battle in which Caesar defeated Pompei in 48 A.D.

(a) Battle of Salamis                                      (b) Battle of Thermopylae

(c) Battle of Pharasalus                                (d) None of these

29. To which dynasty did the following belong

I. Elizabeth I:

(a) House of Hanover                 (b) Tudor                (c) Stuart

II. Ashoka:

(a) Vardhan                                  (b) Gupta                (c) Maurya

III. Sultan Razia

(a) Tughlaq                                  (b) Slave                  (c) Khilji

30. What are the most important events of the following dates?

I. 24 – 10 – 1945

(a) The founding of the U.N.O.

(b) The end of 2nd World War

(c) Dropping of Atom Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan

II. 16 – 12 – 1971

(a) India accorded recognition to the Republic of Bangladesh

(b) Liberation of Bengladesh

(c) Man set foot on the moon for the first time

(d) Outbreak of hostilities between India and Pakistan

31. With which Battle or war was Joan of Arc associated?

(a) Seven Years’ War

(b) Battle of England

(c) 100 Years’ War

(d) Battle of Hastings

(e) None of the above

32. What important events of world history are associated with the following years?

I. 1789:

(a) American Declaration of independence

(b) French Revolution

II. 1815

(a) Battle of Waterloo

(b) Battle Trafalgar

(c) Crimean War

33.  In which year was the Spanish armada defeated by the British?

(a) 1589                      (b) 1588                (c) 1603                      (d) 1590

34. Who was the King of France at the time of French Revolution?

(a) Louis XV                                                     (b) Louis XVII

(c) Louis XIV                                                     (d) XVI

35. Name the world personality who came to top in the French Revolution:

(a) Robespierre                                                    (b) Rousseau

(c) Voltaire                                                          (d) Napoleon Bonaparte

36. The Hijri Era (Calendar) started in:

(a) 622 A.D.                                                           (b) 712 A.D.

(c) 1129 A.D.                                                          (d) 570 A.D.

37.  In which year was the Spanish Armada defeated by the British?

(a) 1603                                                                  (b) 1590

(c) 1589                                                                   (d) 1588

38. In which year did the Glorious Revolution which put an end to the despotic rule of the Stuarts in England and made parliament supreme, take place?

(a) 1688                                                               (b) 1660

(c) 1648                                                              (d) 1689

39. Name the following:-

I. Garden city in the World:

(a) Tokyo                          (b) Chicago                   (c) New York              (d) London

II. Most populated State in India:

(a) Uttar Pradesh                                                        (b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Bihar                                                                     (d) Andhra Pradesh

III. The densest populated state in India according to census 2001 –

(a) Bihar                   (b) West Bengal                               (c) Kerala

IV. The language in India in which the largest number of newspapers and periodicals are published:

(a) Hindi                               (b) Telugu                           (c) English

40. Which is the national flower of India?

(a) Rose                         (b) Lotus                      (c) Sun flower           (d) Marigold

41. Which is the national animal of India?

(a) Tiger                        (b) Lion                        (c) Leopard                (d) Cow

42. Which is the religious book of the parsis?

(a) Torah                         (b) Quran                     (c) Zend Avesta          (d) None of these

43. The main allies of England in the World War II were:

(a) France, U.S.A. and U.S.S.R

(b) France, Austria and Italy

(c) U.S.A., France and Belgium

44. Who can preside but cannot vote in one of the Houses of Parliament?

(a) Deputy Speaker                                                                 (b) Vice Chairman

(c) Vice President                                                                    (d) Speaaker

45. The president of India can be removed from office by:

(a) The parliament through impeachement

(b) The Lok Sabha by passing a resolution

(c) The Prime Minister

(d) The Chief Justice of India

46. Which statutory official in India can participate in Lok sabha discussions but can not vote?

(a) Attorney General

(b) Comptroller and Auditor General

(c) Both are equally powerful

(d) None of these

47. Which is the more powerful House of legislature at the centre in India?

(a) Lok Sabha (Lower House)

(b) Rajya Sabha (Upper House)

(c) Both are equally powerful

(d) None of these

48. How many times can a person be elected as President of U.S.A.?

(a) Two times     (b) Three times             (c) No limit           (d) Four times

49. The supreme Command of Indian armed forces is vested in:

(a) The President of India

(b) The Prime Minister of India

(c) The Defence Minister of India

(d) None of the above

50. Which is the National Anthem of India?

(a) Sare Jahan Se Achchha Hindustan Hamara

(b) Vande Mataram

(c) Jana Gana Mana

(d) Jhanda Uncha Rahe Hamara

51. habeas Corpus is:

(a) An order from a court to any official to show his right to the office

(b) an order from the court to produce the man held under illegal detention

(c) an order from a higher court to stop proceedings in a case and follow the specified alternative course

(d) None of the above

52. 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 352                 (b) Article 343          (c) Article 83 (2)         (d) Article 356

53. Which one is not a Fundamental right in the Constitution of India?

(a) Right to Liberty                                  (b) Right to Equality

(c) Right against exploitation and force labour

(d) Right to Property

54. Which film bagged the best feature film 73rd Oscar Award?

(a) American Beauty                              (b) Gladiator

(c) Elizabeth                                            (d) None of these

55. The judges of the Supreme Court of India hold office till they attain the age of:

(a) 62 years          (b) 65 years             (c) 60 years               (d) None of these

56. Which amendment to the Constitution of India affirmed the power of the parliament to amend any part of the Constitution including that relating to Fundamental right:

(a) 23rd (b) 25th (c) 26th (d) 24th

57. The Parliamentary Committee which scrutinizes the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India:

(a) Estimates Committee

(b) Select Committee

(c) Public accounts Committee

(d) None of these

58. How many languages are recognized by the Constitution of India in the 8th Schedule?

(a) 16              (b) 12                             (c) 18                           (d) 14

59. Into how many manufactured in India? What is the name of the Indian made Main Battle tank?

(a) Six             (b) Four                        (c) Five                           (d) Seven

60. Where are tanks manufactured in India? What is the name of the Indian made Main Battle Tank?

I. (a) Kirkee           (b) Bhadravati              (c) Avadi                   (d) Perambur

II. (a) Arjun          (b) Maruti                       (c) Ajeya                  (d) Garuda

61. The World Investment repot (WIR) is published by which of the following bookies?

(a) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

(b) International Monetary Fund (IMF)

(c) International Developmet Agency (IDA)

(d) World Bank

62. What is the lowest commissioned rank in the Indian Air Force? What is its equivalent in the land army?

I. (a) Pilot officer                 (b) Flying officer            (c) Fir. Lieutenant

II. (b) Captain                      (b) Captain                      (c) Lieutenant

63. Central Building Research Institute is located in:

(a) Chennai                    (b) Varanasi            (c) Lucknkow         (d) Roorkee

64. Where is the Headquarters of Election Commission located?

(a) Chennai          (b) Kolkata           (c) Mumbai               (d) New Delhi

65. Where is Indian Institute of Experimental Medicine located?

(a) New Delhi                                      (b) Kolkata                 (c) Lucknow

(d) Ahmedabad                                     (d) Pune

66. What has been the annual exponential growth rate of population in India during 1991 – 2001:

(a) 2.01 per cent                                                      (b) 2.35 per cent

(c)  1.95 per cent                                                       (d) 1.11 per cent

67. First planetarium of Indian is in:

(a) Jaipur                     (b) Kanpur           (c) Cuttack                  (d) Calcutta

70. The largest continent in the world is:

(a) South America                                            (b) Europe

(c) Asia                                                              (d) Africa

(e) North America





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