1. Alpha-keratin is a protein present in which thing? Wool
2. Where was the first session of the Constituent Assembly held? New Delhi
3. Which of the following is used as ‘a moderator in nuclear reactor? Graphite
4. Which planet looks reddish in the night sky? Mars
5. What was the source of the blue gem stone, lapis lazuli, for the people of
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Harappan culture?
Afghanistan
6. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century against which’
country?
Bangladesh
7. In baseball, the two opposing teams consist of howmany players? 9 players each
8. The improper function of which results in condition ‘Myxedema’ in human
beings?
Thyroid gland
9. In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered four moons of which planet? Jupiter
10. In the Vedic society, which was the term used to denote a group of
families?
Grama
11. Who was the Chairman’ of the Union Constitution Committee of the
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Constituent Assembly?
Jawaharlal Nehru
12. Which element that does not occur in nature but can be produced
artificially?
Plutonium
13. When had India a plan holiday? After the drought of
1966
14. How are Latitude and Longitude? Perpendicular to each
other
15. Which Philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by
Universal Law?
Jain Philosophy
16. Which book is authored by V.S. Naipaul? A House for Mr.
Biswas
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17. Which can be used for biological control of mosquitoes? Gambusia
18. Which proclamation of National Emergency automatically suspends? Right to freedom
19. The latitude of a place is the same as which place? Celestial pole
20. What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions? Brahmi
21. In which technology do Cryogenic engines find applications? Rocket technology
22. Shovna Narayan is a reputed personality in which field? Classical dance
23. During which Plan did prices show a decline? First
24. Which instrument used for finding out winddirection? wind vane
25. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period? Broach
26. Which vitamin is considered to be a hormone? D
27. On the basis of financial crisis howmany times has emergency been declared
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by the President of India?
Not even once
28. Which is the element found on the surface of the moon? Titanium
29. Why is ‘Beaufort Scale’ used? To measure wind
velocity
30. Which Tomar ruler is credited to have established Delhi? Anangpal

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1. ‘My Music, My Life’ is the autobiography of which person? Pt. Ravi Shankar
2. Which was the first talkie film of India? Alam Ara
3. Through which Translocation of food materials in plants takes place? Phloem
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4. When does Relative humidity decreases? With increased
temperature
5. Who was the Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network
of canals in India?
Feroze Shan Tughlaq
6. What type of Party system has been evolved in India? Multi-Party
7. A man with a dark skin, in comparison with a man with a white skin, What
will experience?
Less heat and less cold
8. Which bank is the Banker of the Banks? RBI
9. Where are a large number of species are found within a small unit of area? Wet evergreen
equatorial forests
10. Krishnadeva Raya wrote a famous work, namely Amuktamalyada, in which
language?
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Telugu
11. Folk painting ‘Madhubani’ is famous in which state? Bihar
12. Which is the tree requiring minimum water for its growth? Babul
13. Which post does the Constitution of India does not mention? The Deputy Prime
Minister
14. Which country is the largest producer of Bauxite? Australia
15. Which Indian rulers was a contemporary of Akbar? Rani Durgawati
16. How are Oxygen and ozone? Allotropes
17. From where did India introduce cultivation of tobacco/tapioca/ pineapple? South America
18. When was the Reserve Bank of India taken over by the Government? 1948
19. Which is found on the western coast of continents between 30° and 40°
latitudes?
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Mediterranean Climate
Region
20. Which school of paintings developed independently during the Mughal
Period?
The Bijapur School
21. In which is ‘Foot and Mouth Disease’ found? Cattle
22. Who decides the number of Judges in a High Court? President
23. What denotes the smallest temperature? 1° on the Kelvin scale
24. In which latitudes largest quantities of bauxite is found? Tropical latitudes
25. Which was the first English ship that came to India? Red Dragon
26. Which tree, once very popular in social forestry, is now taken to be
environmental hazard?
Eucalyptus
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27. Foot-and-Mouth disease in animals, a current epidemic in some parts of the
world, By which is this caused?
Bacterium
28. In which animal is respiration done by skin? Frog
29. The Ruhr-Westphalia region is a famous industrial region of which
country?
Germany
30. Which was the first newspaper to be published in India? Bengal Gazette
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1. With which does the power to extend or restrict the jurisdiction of the High
Court rest?
With the Parliament
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2. ‘Gobar gas’ contains mainly which gas? Methane
3. Which is the biggest Public Sector undertaking in the country? Railways
4. Which rocks is transformed into marble? Limestone
5. Which ‘Englishmen was fellow of Gandhiji in South Africa? Polak
6. By which number the quality of gasoline’ sample is determined? By its octane number
7. Due to bite of mad dog the disease hydrophobia is caused by which virus? Rabies virus
8. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner of India? President
9. What is the principal reason for the formation of metamorphic rocks? Extreme heat and
pressure
10. Who said “I therefore want freedom immediately, this very night, before
dawn if it can be had”?
Mahatma Gandhi
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11. A temperature at which both the Fahrenheit and the centigrade scales have
the same value?
-40°
12. With which is the ‘Tennis court oath’ associated? French Revolution
13. Which is the tax that takes away a higher proportion of one’s income as the
income rises?
Progressive tax
14. Where is the Sargasso sea located? North Atlantic Ocean
15. Who com merited that Cripps Mission was a postdated cheque on a crashing
bank?
Mahatma Gandhi
16. Medicine for epilepsy is obtain from which lichen? Parmelia
17. Up to howmuch age can the Members of the Union Public Service
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Commission function?
65 years
18. Which type of glass is used for making glass reinforced plastic? Quartz glass
19. Which is the greatest known ocean depth (which lies in the Pacific Ocean)? 11,033 m
20. At which one place did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India? Champaran
21. With which country is “Orange’ Revolution” associated? Ukraine
22. With which field was Pandit Bhimsen Joshi associated? Music’s
23. What percentage of water is lost during transpiration? 99%
24. Which is the most populous city in the world? Tokyo
25. By which ruler was the practice of military governorship first introduced in
India?
Greeks
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26. Which country has the briefest Constitution in the world? USA
27. When temperature is gradually decreased, what is the specific heat of
substance?
Decreased
28. What is the mean of Invisible Export? Export Services
29. Which is the country with the highest density of population in Europe? Netherlands
30. Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor? Jahangir
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1. Who was the first person to cross the Alps with army? Hannibal
2. What is the loss of water in the form of water drops called? Guttation
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3. Who was made the Home Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru formed the
Interim Government in 1946?
Sardar Patel
4. Which foreign country is closest to Andarnan Islands? Myanmar
5. Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal India? Aurangzeb
6. Which metal is non toxic in nature? Gold
7. Which is the latest addition to the list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in
India?
Red Fort
8. Which committee was assigned to recommend reforms in the insurance
sector?
Malhotra Committee
9. Which State shares boundaries with the maximum number of other States
of India?
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Assam
10. The first railway line in India was opened in which year? 1853
11. What is Study of growth and development of embryo? Embryology
12. What is the minimum permissible age for employment in any factory or
mine?
14 years
13. Angular separation between two colours of the spectrum depends upon
which thing?
Angle of deviation
14. Which mountain range stretches from Gujarat in west to Delhi in the north? Aravallis
15. In which nomad man started settling? Neolithic Age
16. Where is the headquarter of International atomic Energy Agency is located? Vienna
17. The book ‘Diplomatic Encounter’ has been written by which author? Arundhati Roy
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18. What is the Study of pulse and arterial blood pressure called? Sphygmology
19. The Himalayas are formed of parallel fold ranges of which the oldest
range?
The Great Himalayan
Range
20. Rigveda is divided into 10 books. Which books are the oldest? Second and seventh
21. Who is competent to prescribe conditions as for acquiring Indian
citizenship?
Parliament
22. Which is the element that has the highest first ionization potential? Nitrogen
23. During which Plan did prices show a decline? First
24. Which state has the largest number of salt lakes in India? Rajasthan
25. Who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras? Mahavira
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26. Who is the author of the book ‘The Rights of Man’? Thomas Paine
27. What is considered as the easily digestable source of protein? Soyabean
28. When the Vice-President acts as President he gets the emoluments of which
post?
President
29. Which port especially developed for exporting iron ore to Japan? Paradeep
30. Which site, where Ashokan pillars exist, has the bull capital? Rampurva
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1. Total internal reflection of light is possible when light enters from which
thing?
Water to air
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2. The book ‘Worshipping False Gods’s is written by which person? Arun Shourie
3. When was the Rolling plan designed? 1978-83
4. Which is a global biodiversity hotspot in India? Western Ghats
5. During which reign was Kalidasa lived? Chandragupta II
6. In the human body, cowper’s glands form a part of which system? Reproductive system
7. The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in
which sabha?
Rajya Sabha alone
8. Which transition metal is in liquid state? Mercury
9. Which type of forest exhibits highest bio-diversity? Tropical rain forest
10. Which Rashtrakuta ruler established a victory pillar in Rameshwaram? Krishna III
11. Who directed the famous T.V. serial ‘Tandoori Nights’? Saeed Jaffrey
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12. The UNESCO declared 2011 as which International Year? International Year of
Chemistry
13. In absence of ribosome in cell which function does not takes place? Protein synthesis
14. Where are Tapovan and Vishnugarh Hydroelectric Projects located? Uttarakhand
15. Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate? Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud
16. To whom does the Public Accounts Committee submit its report? The Speaker of the Lok
Sabha
17. If a bar magnet is cut length wise into 3 parts, what will the total number of
poles be?
6
18. Why does the Issue Department of the RBI maintain a against printing of
note?
Minimum Reserve
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System
19. With which river is the Omkareshwar Project associated? Narmada
20. The ruler which was not invited to join the confederacy to fight against
Vijaynagar in the battle of Talikota?
Berar
21. The United Nations declared 2010 as which International Year? Rapprochemont of
Cultures
22. Which tissue take part in healing the wounds? Epithelium tissue
23. Which is the highest and final judicial tribunal in respect of the Constitution
of India?
Supreme Court
24. What is the state the main activity associated with the fold mountain? Earthquakes
25. Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was
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emulated by the British?
Sher Shah
26. Temporary hardness of water is due to the presence of which thing? Magnesium
bicarbonate
27. Regatta is associated with which sports event? Rowing
28. Rupee was devalued by what percent in July 1991? 20 Percent
29. What is the term as the drainage pattern developed on folded sedimentary
rocks?
Trellis
30. Whose tomb is ‘Biwi Ka Maqbara’? Aurangzeb’s wife
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1. Which energy do not have the problem of pollution? Sun
2. When was the Madras State renamed Tamil Nadu? 1969
3. What is a suitable unit for expressing electric field strength? N/C
4. Rotation of the earth causes deflection of wind by which force? Coriolis force
5. Who organised a Maratha confederacy against the English leading to the
Third Anglo Maratha War?
The Peshwa
6. Which woman has become the highest individual scorer in an innings in
Tests?
Kiran Baloch
7. What is the name of the person that controls a football match? An umpire
8. Which air pollutant affect the nervous system of man? Lead
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9. Which is the chief characteristics of wet and dry tropics? Constant heating
10. By whom was Shuddhi movement (conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism)
started?
Swami Dayanand
Saraswati
11. Which Union Territory attained statehood in February, 1987? Goa
12. Which oxyacid of halogen has maximum acidic nature? HClO4
13. From when was the Zero Base Budgeting in India first experimented? April, 1987
14. What is most important reason for dwindling forest resources today? Over felling
15. “The best and bravest of the military leader of the rebels”- about whom was
this said by Sir Hugh Rose?
Rani of Jhansi
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16. Who is the leading wicket taker in the history of Test cricket? Shane Warne
17. The greatest threat to organisms and biodiversity in which process? Process of habitat loss
18. Which Article of the Constitution of India makes a specific mention of
Village Panchayats?
Article 40
19. How much of earth surface is covered by the forests? 30 percent
20. Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National
Congress?
Sarojini Naidu
21. The unidirectional property of a pn-junction is useful for its use as which
thing?
Rectifier
22. Who has been awarded the Prem Bhatia Award for the year 2012? P.R. Ramesh
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23. Who is the chairman of 13th Finance Commission? Vijay Kelkar
24. The Himalyas are approximately how many kilometer broad? 150 to 400
25. During India’s Freedom Struggle, which led to the first ‘All India Hartal’? Protest against Rowlatt
Act
26. Which animals have a diet mainly consisting of bamboo? Red pandas
27. Which Amendment of the Constitution of India deals with the issue of
strengthening of the Panchayati Raj?
73rd
28. Thermal decomposition of alkanes is known as which name? Cracking
29. How many islands of India are located in the Bay of Bengal? 204
30. In ancient India, at where was the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom? Rajgir
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1. Amarya Sen, the NRI Nobel laureate got the honour for which work? Poverty and famines
2. Where did India made her debut in Olympic football? London in 1948
3. Which plant is used for green manuring in India? Sunhemp
4. Which city is known as the ‘Manchester of South India’? Coimbatore
5. The Government of India has decided to declare river as ‘National River’? Ganga
6. What does the Preamble of our Constitution contin? The spirit of the
Constitution
7. Which energy of the electron at absolute zero is called? Fermi energy
8. What is an essential attribute of inflation? Increase in prices
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9. Which city is known for silk wearing industry? Kanchepuram
10. Which Rajputa king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time? Prithviraj III
11. Where were first Olympic Games held? 776 B.C.
12. What is the characteristic odour of garlic? A sulphur compound
13. The source of India’s sovereignty lies in which thing? Preamble to the
Constitution
14. What can be the maximum duration of totality for a solar eclipse? 7 minutes 40 seconds
15. Which region of India was ruled by Sultan Zainul Abidin? Kashmir
16. Which is the vitamin that is most readily manufactured in our bodies? Vitamin D
17. The celebrated novel ‘The Godfather’ was authored by which author? Mario Puzo
18. What is the best means of saving during inflation? Money
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19. What is the total surface area of earth? 510 million sq km
20. Sirajuddaulah was defeated by Lord Clive in which battle? Plassey
21. In human body, which are the leg bones? Humerus and Femur
22. When the Vice-President acts as President he gets the emoluments of which
post?
President
23. Which of the following is good nuclear fuel? Plutonium-239
24. All the watches of a country are set according to which time? Standard time of the
country
25. Near the banks of which river excavations have brought to light that Indus
Valley Civilization percolated to far south?
Krishna
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26. Which book is entitled as ‘Bible of Communism’? Das Kapital
27. Who is popularly known as ‘Nightingale of India’? Sarojini Naidu
28. In metabolism, how enzymes act? As catalyst
29. If it is 4 P.M. on Monday at 150°W, what will be the time at 150°E? 12 Noon on Tuesday
30. The term nishka, which meant an ornament in the Vedic period, was used in
latertirnes, what did it denote?
A coin
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1. In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from which country? England
2. Which is the essential element in all organic compounds? Carbon
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3. Which is the oldest ‘stock exchange of India? Bombay Stock
Exchange
4. What are the ‘Temperate lows’? Sub-polar low pressure
belts
5. Which are Tile earliest Buddhist literature that deal with the stories of the
various birth of Buddha?
Jatakas
6. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan distinguished himself in which field? Agriculture
7. By which plants is the maximum fixation of solar energy done? Green plants
8. In which year was the first no confidence motion moved in the Lok Sabha
after independence?
1963
9. Which hot and dry winds that help in the ripening or grapes in the Alps
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region?
Foehn
10. Which language was used in the literature of Sangam period? Tamil
11. What is the wavelength of visible spectrum? 39007600 A
12. The fragments of which comet system collided with Jupiter in July 1994? Shoemaker-Levy 9
13. The National Housing Bank was set up in India as a wholly-owned subsidiary
of which bank?
Reserve Bank of India
14. Wine production is mainly carried out in natural region? Mediterranean region
15. Which was the most important factor in transforming ancient Indian society
into feudal society?
Practice of land grants
16. Which animal resembles most to human beings in terms of physical and
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mental capabilities?
Chimpanzee
17. From where can a Member of Parliament claim immunity? From civil cases only
18. Salts of which element pre vide colours to fireworks? Strontiur and barium
19. Where are the Postaz temperate grassland? Hungary
20. Which was the Chola king who conquered the northern part of Sri Lanka and
made it a province of his empire?
Rajaraja
21. Where is the largest automobile manufacturing centre in the world located? Detroit
22. ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy) is associated with the treatment of which
disease?
Diarrhea
23. To suspect HIV/AIDS in a young individual, which symptom is mostly
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associated with?
Chronic diarrhoea
24. Which is the chief industry of Afghanistan? Carpet making
25. Why did Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq transfer his capital from Delhi to
Daulatabad?
To control South India
better
26. With which the executive power relating to concurrent subjects remain? The Centre
27. We cannot see during a fog. why? Because of scattering
of light
28. Which situation makes a firm most efficient? Lowest average costs
29. Silk textiles are mainly produced in which countries? China and India
30. The Portuguese traveller, Nuniz visited Vijayanagar during the reign of
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which rular?
Achyuta Raya
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1. Which type of coal is difficult to light in the open air? Peat
2. Leukaemia or blood cancer is characterised by abnormal increase of which
cells?
White blood cells
3. Howmany subjects are in the Union list? 97 subjects
4. Which instrument instrument used for recording earthquake waves? Seismograph
5. Which Mughalemperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple
at Amritsar?
Akbar
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6. What does Oxidation involve? Loss of electrons
7. Among South Asian countries which one is the Maternal Mortality Ratio
(per 1,000 live births) lowest?
Bangladesh
8. What is meant by ‘Underwriting’, the term frequently used in financial
sector?
Under valuation of the
assets.
9. ‘Caldera’ is a feature associated with which thing? Volcanoes
10. Under the leadership of which Guru did the Sikh become a political and
military force?
Guru Gobind Singh
11. Which Part of plant is important for the life cycle of plant? Flower
12. By which committee were Mandai Panchayats recommended? Ashok Mehta
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Committee
13. What will be If a pendulum clock be taken from the earth to a revolving
artificial satellite?
It will stop altogether
14. Which city is associated with the river Mekong? Phnom-Penh
15. Which decisive battle was fought during the Third Carnatic War between the
English and the French?
Wandiwash
16. Coolgardie lies in the Australian province of which direction? Western Australia
17. Gum Gopi Krishna was a maestro of which dance form? Kathak
18. Which is an insectivorous plant? Pitcher plant
19. A shipmet with an accident at 30°E and 35°N. Where was the ship was sailing? Mediterranean Sea
20. Which gave an impetus to the growth of militant nationalism on a widespread
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scale?
Partition of Bengal
21. Why was the Panchayati Raj System adopted? Decentralise the power
of democracy
22. In colourful diamond, Why are different colours present? Due to impurities
23. From the view of International economy, What does third World imply? The developing
countries
24. Which is a land-locked country? Zimbabwe
25. The ruler of which State was removed from power by the British on the
pretext of misgovernance?
Awadh
26. With which field was Satyajit Ray associated? Direction of films
27. Which plant is referred to as a living fossil? Gingko
28. How long did the Constituent Assembly take to finally pass the
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Constitution?
About 3 years since
Dec 9, 1946
29. What is the country through which both Equator and Tropic of Capricorn
pass?
Brazil
30. From where did the Quit India Movement start? Bombay on Aug. 8,
1942
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1. Which physical quantities have the same dimensions? Momentum and
impulse
2. In which year did UN establish the UN Conference on Trade and
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Development?
1964
3. Which Committee was formed to suggest means for eradicating black
money?
Cheiliah Committee
4. The Karakoram Highway connects which pairs of countries? China-Pakistan
5. Which Indian revolutionary helped Subhash Chandra Bose in raising ‘Indian
National Army’?
Rasbehari Bose
6. Which crop would be preferred for sowing in order to enrich the soil with
nitrogen?
Gram
7. Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly? Dr. Rajendra Prasad
8. What is the number of unpaired electrons in carbon atom? 2
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9. Which latitude passes through India? Tropic of Cancer
10. Who propounded that ‘destiny determines everything, man is powerless? Ajivakas
11. Which is UN Programme and not special agency? UNEP
12. Who is the author of the famous novel ‘Gone with the Wind’? Charles Dickens
13. Which mammal rolls itself into ball at the time of danger? Hedgehog
14. Which State has the largest forest area.? Gujarat
15. Sufi Kalam, a type of devotional music, is the characteristic of which state? Kashmir
16. Which Directive Principle of State Policy has NOT been implemented so
far?
Uniform civil code for
the citizens
17. When some detergent is added to water, what will be the surface tension? Increases
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18. What is the situation with increasing unemployment and inflation termed? Stagflation
19. Port Blair – the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is located in which
island?
South Andaman
20. What was the original name of Tansen, the most famous musician at the
court of Akbar?
Ramtanu Pande
21. Which Sanskrit poet called as the Indian Shakespeare? Kalidas
22. How many chamber are found in the heart of frog? 3
23. Which amendments accorded precedence to Directive Principle over
Fundamental Rights?
42nd Amendment
24. Which is the biggest lake in India? Chilka Lake
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25. Which Indian ruler established embassies in foreign countries. on modern
lines?
Tipu Sultan
26. In an atom the order of filling up of the orbitals is governed by which
principle?
Aufbau principle
27. Which decade is celebrated as United Nations Decade for Women? 1976-1985
28. Which agency has the power to declare any industrial unit as a potentially
sick unit?
BIFR
29. Which are the west-flowing rivers of southern Indian which flow into
Arabian Sea?
Narmada and Tapti
30. When was the Indus Valley Civilization flourished? During 2500-1750 B.C
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1. Sex determination of child is done by whose chromosome? Father
2. Who is authorised to decide over a dispute regarding disqualification of a
member of Parliament?
President
3. Who firstly demonstrated experimentally the existence of electromagnetic
wave?
Hertz
4. Which is not essentially a species of the Himalayan vegetation? Mahogany
5. What are the main channels of our knowledge about the Indus Valley
Civilization?
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Archaeological
excavations
6. When is International Human Solidarity Day observed? December 20
7. The United Nations declared 2001 as which International Year? International Year of
Volunteers
8. What is the effect of overseretion of harmone from pituitary gland? Increase growth in
lenght
9. Which type of forest covers the maximum area in India? Tropical moist
deciduous forest
10. What was the rate of land revenue as ‘given in the dharma shastras? 1/6
11. The Lok Sabha is called in session for at least how many times in a year’? Thrice
12. Heating pyrites in air to remove sulphur is known as which name? Roasting
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13. If the cash-reserve ratio is lowered by the Central bank, what will be its
effect on credit creation?
Increase
14. The Matatila multipurpose project is located in which state? Uttar Pradesh
15. What did the name ‘Ratnakara’ denoted In ancient Indian historical
geography?
The Indian Ocean
16. ‘Queen’s berry Rules’ is the name. give to the rules in which game? Boxing
17. By whom the concept of survival of the fittest as advanced? Herbert Spencer
18. When can the salaries of High Court judges be reduced? During a Financial
Emergency
19. Which shipyard is known for the manufacture of bargets, coasters and
dredgers?
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Garden Reach
Shipyard
20. In which country was Buddhism first propogated outside India? Srilanka
21. There is no net transfer of energy by the particles of the medium in which
waves?
Stationary waves
22. Jaspal Rana is a distinguished athlete in which game? Shooting
23. Which provides the largest part of the demand for loanable funds in India? Corporate businesses
24. Moho discontinuity lies at the depth of approximately howmany
kilometers?
400 km
25. Who was well-known patron of the Mahayana of Buddhism? Kanishka
26. From the evolutionary point of view, which is the most primitive animal? Turtle
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27. By whom are the Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court are
appointed?
President
28. What is reduction of oxide with carbon at high temperature called? Smelting
29. Which is the higest plateau in the world? Pamir Plateau
30. Who authored the Tamil epic ‘Silappadikaram’? Ilango
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1. S. Vijaya Lakshmi and Nisha Mohita are associated with which game? Chess
2. How many gold medals did India win at the XIth Asian Games? One
3. At what level does the Natura 2000 network operate? European
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4. Which atmospheric layer that reflects radio waves is called? Ionosphere
5. How is Manimekalai is looked? As the Odyssey of
Tamil
6. Where can the report of the UPSC discussed? In Parliament before
being accepted
7. Conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy occurs in which
thing?
Battery
8. What is the main source of revenue to meet different expenditures? Internal borrowings
9. What is a line on a map which joins places having the same rainfall called? Isohyet
20. Which Gupta king is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas? Skanda Gupta
11. Which game is Davis Cup associated with? Tennis
12. When did the last female Alpine ibex disappear in France? 2000
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13. To whom is the resignation letter of a State Public Service Commission
member addressed?
Governor
14. Equatorial forest of the Amazon basin is known as by which name? Selvas
15. To which work is Devichandraguptam related? Chandra Gupta II
16. Purification of petroleum is carried out by which method? Fractional distillation
17. Saraswati Samman is given annually for outstanding contribution to which
field?
Literature
18. From which sector is the largest contribution in India’s National Income? Tertiary sector
19. Thick stems and thorny wax coated leaves are commonly found in which
area?
Deserts
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20. Who is most famous for” the establishment of an elaborate system of
municipal administration?
Chandragupta Maurya
21. What is the short upper part of the human intestine next to the stomach? Duodenum
22. Which is the State having the largest population of scheduled castes? Utter Pradesh
23. Where will be the Time period in a vibration magnetometer infinite? At magnetic pole
24. Which is considered to cause an adverse of effect on Indian monsoon? El-nino
25. Who was a lexicographer? Amarslrnha
26. Who was the first Indian to be honoured with a lifetime achievement Oscar
Award?
Satyajit Roy
27. What can be the maximum length of a cricket bat? 32”
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28. Which technique can be used to establish the paternity of a child? Quantitative analysis
of DNA
29. Which region does not receives much rainfall in the south-west monsoon
season?
Tamil Nadu coast
30. By whom was the city of Agra founded in 1504? Sikandar Lodi
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1. Which country has the briefest Constitution in the world? USA
2. Which petroleum refinery product has the lowest boiling point? Gasoline
3. In which policy India opted for ‘Mixed Economy’? Industrial Policy of
1948
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4. In which state has India’s largest private sector sea port been commissioned
recently?
Andhra Pradesh
5. By whom was the ‘Shahnama’ written? Firdausi
6. What is the distance between popping crease and stumps on cricket pitch? 3½ ft
7. By whom was Gene first isolated? Hargobind Khurana
8. Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian
Constitution?
B. R. Ambedkar
9. Which is the longest national Highway in India? NH 7
10. In which region of India was the Suharawadi order of Sufism popular? Punjab and Sind
11. By which impact is Nuclear fission is caused? Neutron
12. Which was the first woman to climb Mount Everest? Junko Tabei
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13. What is the task of the Planning Commission? Preparation of the plan
14. How many PIN CODE Zone divided in the country? 8
15. By whom was the Bhakti Movement first organised? Ramananda
16. By whom was Insulin discovered? Dr. F G. Banting
17. How long did the Constituent Assembly take to finally pass the
Constitution?
About 3 years since
Dec 9, 1946
18. Which is purest form of iron? Wrought iron
19. Automatic approval upto 51 % in the enfrastructure seety was given in which
year?
1991
20. During which reign was the East India Company founded in London? Akbar
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21. Who was known as ‘Lady with Lamp’? Florence Nightingale
22. Which Indian origin immigrants became the Governor of Louisiana province
of the USA in 2007?
Bobby Jindal
23. From which part of the plant is turmeric obtained? Stem
24. In order of their distances from the Sun, which planet lie between Mars and
Uranus?
Jupiter and Saturn
25. Which Rajput dynasties did not surrender to Akbar? Sisodiya
26. How type of right is Right to Information? Fundamental right
27. Which is used as a coolant in nuclear reactors? Liquid sodium
28. What does M3 include? M1 + T.D
29. Comets revolve around which body? Sun
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30. Where was Shivaji crowned as an independent king? Raigarh
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1. Meghnad Saha is known for his contribution in which field? Physics
2. Which part of cinchona plant yields quinine? Bark
3. Which right conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to noncitizens?
Freedom to speech
4. Which layer of the earth is believed to have the heaviest mineral materials
of highest density?
Central core
5. Which saint name is associated with Shivaji? Ram Das
6. Liquefied Petroleum Gas consists of mainly which gases? Methane, butane and
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propane
7. ‘Kandla’ situated on the Gulf of Kachchh is well known for which purpose? Export processing zone
8. Which Mahatma Gandhi series of currency notes issued by the RBI has
“ecology” depicted on it?
Rs. 100
9. The mapping of which part of earth is most difficult? Interior of the Earth
10. By whom wasIsland of Bombay was given to the English Prince Charles II
as dowry?
Portuguese
11. Which cytoplasmic organelles are treated as prokaryotic cells within the
eukaryotic cells?
Glyoxysomes
12. What is the minimum age for election/appointment as member of the Rajya
Sabha?
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30 years
13. When milk is churned, how does the cream separate from it? Due to the centrifugal
force
14. In USA, which region receives heavy rainfall throughout the year under the
influence of Westerlies?
North-western
15. Which first Europeans came to India? Portuguese
16. When did man first land on moon? 1969
17. Which is the secondary source of light in a fluorescent lamp? Mercury vapour
18. Archaeopteryx had which reptilian characters? Clawed wings, teeth on
jaw, tail
19. Which cold and dense air blowing down the mountain slope during the
night?
Katabatic wind
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20. When was the monopoly of East India Company in trade brought under the
control of the British Crown?
1773 A.D.
21. What is the minimum age for being the member of the Parliament? 25 years
22. Which elements is obtained from sea weeds? Iodine
23. Which is the regulatory authority for giving clearance for External
Commercial borrowing?
RBI
24. Where are Grasses almost absent? In tropical
wetevergreen forest
25. Who was impeached in England for his actions in India? Warren Hastings
26. By using which technique, is DNA fingerprint done? Southern Blotting
27. Which Bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogenous compound? Nitrogen fixing
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bacteria
28. Which was the first woman Governor of a State in free India? Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
29. Which ecosystem covers the largest area of the earth’s surface? Marine Ecosystem
30. During which movement was ‘Mahatma’ added before Gandhiji’s name? Champaran satyagraha
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1. Sound travels faster in which thing? Iron than in air
2. Who was the first General-Secretary of the Indian National Congress? Dadabhai Naoroji
3. From when was the Zero Base Budgeting in India first experimented? April, 1987
4. Rainfall in the doldrums is of the nature of which precipitation? Orographic
precipitation
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5. Which first Indian leader to undergo imprisonment in 1882? C. Vijiaraghavachari
6. Which type of microorganism is most widely used in industries? Bacteria, microalgae
and fungi.
7. What is the maximum number of elected members in a State Assembly? 500
8. In fireworks, how is the green flame produced? Because of barium
9. Which term for natural vegetation is associated with Siberia? Taiga
10. During the Indian Freedom struggle, who started a journal “The Indian
Sociologist”?
Shyamji Krishna
Varma
11. Person is called ‘Desert Fox’? Gen. Rommel
12. National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation is known what? NACMF
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13. Water will be absorbed by root hairs, then how is when the external
medium?
Hypotonic
14. Which is not an important factor of climate of an area? Longitude
15. By whom was the Home Rule Movement in India was started? Annie Besant and Tilak
16. By whom are Zonal Council provided? By Parliamentary Act
17. Who does a liquid drop tend to assume a spherical shape? Surface tension
18. With which Economic growth is usually coupled? Inflation
19. Where is the thermal equator found? North of the
geographical equator
20. After whose name was a women’s division of the Indian National Army
named?
Rani Jhansi
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21. The United Nations declared 2013 as the International Year of which
coperation?
Water Cooperation
22. What is an instrument for measuring the rate of transpiration? Potometer
23. By whom was an inter-State Council set up in 1990 under Article 263 of the
Constitution?
President
24. Which reflects back more sunlight as compared to other three? Land covered with
fresh snow
25. Who started the newspaper Shome Prakash? Ishwar Chandra
Vidyasagar
26. Which substance does not have a melting point? Glass
27. How many votes are entitled for members of the UN Economic and Social
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Council?
One vote
28. In India, in which industry are maximum number of workers employed? Textile industry
29. Which is the soil formed by wind dust in and around hot deserts? Loess soil
30. In whose court was a Chinese embassy sent by Tang emperor? Harshavardhana
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1. For which snake is the diet mainly composed of their snakes? Kinqcobra
2. On which date India became a Sovereign, democratic republic? Jan 26, 1950
3. What minimum number of non-zero non-collinear vectors is required to
produce a zero vector?
3
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4. Where are Niagara Falls? U.S.A.
5. Which inscription mentions Pulkesin II’s military success against
Harshavardhana?
Aihole Inscription
6. What is the present strength of members in the Economic and Social Council
of the UN body?
54
7. Which book was written by Graham Greene? The Power and Glory
8. What structure is common to both earthworm and cockroach? Ventral nerve cord
9. Which Strait connecting Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal? Palk Strait
10. Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in whose book? Vishakhdatta
11. Which act made the Indian Legislature bicameral? Government of India
Act, 1919
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12. By which a mixture of sand and naphthalene can be separated? Sublimation
13. The ‘Uruguay Round’ negotiations resulted in the establishment of which
organization?
WTO
14. Durand line is the border common to which two countries? Pakistan and
Afghanistan
15. Who stated that there was no slavery in India? Megasthenes
16. Which flim was made by Satyajit Ray for Children? Sonar Killa
17. Which part of human brain is the regulating centre for swallowing and
vomating?
Medulla oblangata
18. What is the duration of proclamation of Financial Emergency? At the first instance
two months
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19. Which set of countries are completely surrounded by land? Mongolia, Zambia,
Bolivia
20. Which ruler had granted Diwani to the East India company? Shah Alam II
21. By which Radio waves of constant amplitude can be generated? Oscillator
22. When is International Day of Peace, recognized by the UN is observed? September 21
23. In which year was ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana’ launched? 2005
24. Where is the southernmost point of India located? Great Nicobar
25. Which factory in Bengal, the was established by the Portuguese? Hoogly
26. Which is used to know the development of foetus in uterus? Ultrasound
27. During the proclamation of National Emergency which articls can not be
suspended?
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Articles 20 and 21
28. Which oil is used in the floatation method for the purification of ores? Pine oil
29. What is the name of the group of languages spoken by the largest number of
people in India?
Indo-Aryan
30. Which was the first metal used by man? Copper
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1. When is International Day for Tolerance, recognized– the UN is observed? November 16
2. Which is the only golfer to win the Masters Tournament six times? Jack Nicklaus
3. Who published the book ‘Origin of species by natural selection in 1859’? Darwin
4. By which name does the Brahmaputra enter into India? Dihang
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5. In which Aryans first settled? Punjab
6. At present the Rajya Sabha consists of howmany members? 245
7. Which mirror is to be used to obtain a parallel beam of light from a small
lamp?
Concave mirror
8. In which year was Minimum inflation in post economic reform? 1999-2000
9. The Tibetan river ‘Tsangpo’ enters India through which State? Arunachal Pradesh
10. On which thing did the Buddhism and Jainism both give stress? Non-violence
11. The Asian Games were held in Delhi for the first time in which year? 1951
12. Which is most primitive ancestor of man? Australopithecus
13. Who was the first speaker of the Lok Sabha? Malgaonkar
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14. In which city of India, the diurnal range of temperature is maximum? New Delhi
15. To whom the Sarnath’s Lion Capital attributed? Ashoka
16. What is the Number of water molecules present in Mohr’s salt? 8
17. The Dronacharya Award for Sports coaches was instituted in which year? 1985
18. What does Inflation imply? Rise in general price
index
19. In which season is the frequency of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal
maximum?
After summer
20. Which silver coins Issued by the Guptas? Rupayaka
21. Which is considered a hot-spot of biodiversity in India? Western Ghats
22. What does the special status of Jammu and Kashmir imply? A separate Constitution
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23. Why are Metals good conductor of heat than insulator? They contain free
electrons
24. Where is pearl fishing well developed in India? Off the coast at
Rameshwaram
25. By whom was the rare work on architecture, Samarangana Sutradhara
written?
Bhoja Paramara
26. Who was the first Indian to win the World Amateur Billiards title? Wilson Jones
27. Who was the first asian to have received the Nobel Prize? R.N. Tagore
28. Which of a species describes the tropic function it fills in its environment? Niche
29. What is the most important item of export among marine products from
India?
Shrimp
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30. Who was the first Sultan of Delhi to introduce the practice of ‘Sijda’? Balban