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1. A hollow sphere of copper is positively charged, Then what will the electric
field be inside the sphere?
Zero
2. How many States of the U.S.A. are not attached to its mainland? Two
3. What was the decentralisation system recommended? Balwant Rai Mehta
4. Which are the oldest mountains in India according to geographical history? Aravallis
5. Who was last Mughal emperor to sit on the peacock throne? Muhammad Shah
6. Which Bacteria is found in the intestine of human? Escherichia coli
7. Which language is not recognised in the 8th Schedule though it is an official
language of a State?
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English
8. What is the mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrogen called? Producer gas
9. Which is the river with highest tidal bore in India? Hoogli
10. From which ruler did Albuquerque capture Goa? Bijapur
11. Which train/railway passes through Germany, France, Austria, Hungary and
Romania?
Orient Express
12. Which biologist, proposed that life is originated in water,? Thales
13. When chlorophyll absorbs light, what does it gets excited and emits? Electrons
14. Which is a land-locked sea? Aral Sea
15. Which European were the last to come- to preindependence India as
traders?
French
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16. Who has the final power to maintain order within the House of People? Speaker
17. In our houses we get 220 V A. C What does the value 220 represent? Effective voltage
18. Bouncing of cheques has become an offence. What is the punishment for the
same?
6 months imprisonment
19. Which would be most suited for an area which has only two months of scanty
rainfall in a year?
Pulse
20. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress? Badruddin Tyyabji
21. Mallika Sarabhi is associated with which field? Classical dance
22. After respiration the conversion of energy is mainly in which form of? ATP
23. Who fixes the salaries and the allowances of the Speaker of Lok Sabha? Parliament
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24. Which crop is grown in India mainly by dry farming? Millet
25. Who was the first Englishman to preside over a Congress session? George Yule
26. What is formed when white phosphorus is heated at 540 K in the absence
of air?
Red phosphorus
27. When did Economic Community of Central African States came into
existence?
1983
28. In which year, some more commercial banks in addition to the first lot of 141
were nationalised in India?
1980
29. The mapping of which part of earthis most difficult? Interior of the earth
30. Which Urdu poets was invited, to the Second and Third Round Table
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Conference?
Muhammad Iqbal
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1. What is the connecting link between Annelida and Mollusca? Neopalina
2. Howmnay subjects are in the Concurrent List? 47 subjects
3. A small weight is put on the pressure cooker. It increases the pressure of the
steam. Why?
Area of contact is small
4. Which is the second most abundant metal in the earth’s crust? Aluminium
5. Which first movement was launched against the British in India? Swadeshi Movement
6. When did East African Development Bank come into force? 1967
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7. Who has directed the film ‘Sardar’? Ketan Mehta
8. What is also known as green protozo? Euglena
9. The tropopause occurs at the equator at a height of howmany kilometers? 17 km
10. Who was the British Prime Minister at the time of the Second Round Table
Conference?
Ramsay Macdonald
11. How can a Change in distribution of powers between the Centre and the
States be done?
Amending the
Constitution
12. Which acid is used to remove ink and rust stains and cloth? Oxalic acid
13. Which forms the largest share of deficit in Govt. of India budget? Fiscal deficit
14. 97% of the atmosphere lies with in howmany kilometers of the surface of
the earth?
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5 km
15. By virtue of which Act, dyarchy was introduced in India? Government of India
Act, 1919
16. Who has written the book ‘The Famished Road’? Ben Okri
17. In a living cell what is the site of ribosome formation? Nucleolus
18. Which Amendment of the Constitution of India deals with the issue of
strengthening of the Panchayati Raj?
73rd
19. Primitive people practice animal rearing in the tropical grasslands of which
area?
East Africa
20. By whom was the first republic of the world established in Vaishali? Lichhavi
21. How can one can distinguish a telescope from a microscope? By observing size of
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the lens
22. World day to combat desertification and drought is observed on which
date?
June 17
23. Which scheme was intended to tap the black money? India Development
Bonds
24. What are the Low-latitude grasslands in south America called? Pampas
25. Between which was the ancient town of Takshasila located? Indus and Jhelum
26. What do both respiration and photosynthesis require? Cytochromes
27. From which date shall the tenure of every Panchayat be for five years? From the date of its
first meeting
28. Which are the metal that is present in photo films? Silver
29. Which states is the leading producer of tea? Assam
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30. Who was a contemporary of Chinghiz Khan? Iltutmish
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1. Which day is the International Human Rights Day? December 10th
2. Bahadur Singh is a distinguished athlete of which game? Athletics
3. Which Biologist proposed the theory of Germ plasm? Weisman
4. Which pair of states is the leading producer of tabacco in India? Andhra Pradesh and
Gujarat
5. Who established Diwan-i-Mustakharaj (Department of Arrears)? Alauddin Khalji
6. Citizenship provisions are enshrined in the Constitution in which article? Part II, Articles 5-11
7. Which sound-produced by a bat? Ultrasonic
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8. For internal financing of Five Year Plans, the government depends on which
source?
Taxation only
9. What is the distance of the nearest star besides the sun from the earth? 4.2 light years
10. Who deserves the credit for contruction of Lal Quila? Shahjahan
11. How many players are there on each side in a baseball match? 5
12. Which vitamin is transformed in golden rice? Vitamin A
13. Under which Article of the Constitution are the Cultural and Educational
Rights granted?
Article 29 and 30
14. Which celestial body besides earth bear, The Sea of Tranquility’ and The
Ocean of Storms’?
Moon
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15. Who was the daughter of Emperor Aurangzeb? Zebunnisa
16. Which is the highest grade of coal whose surface is shining and has the
highest calorific value?
Anthracite
17. Who among the following was the first Indian to receive the Magsaysay
award?
Vinoba Bhave
18. What is the mean of ‘Take off stage’ in an economy? Steady growth begins
19. In how many time zones has the world been divided into? 24
20. Which contains the Gayatri Mantra? Rigveda
21. Which type of woods is specially used as railways sleepers? Jarrah and barri
22. Which State sends the maximum number of members to the Rajya Sabha? Uttar Pradesh
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23. Which explains that all the galaxies are receding from? Red shift
24. Which elements is most abundant in the earth’s crust? Oxygen
25. The Gayatri Mantra contained in the Rigveda is dedicated to which deity? Savitri
26. How many married couples have won the Nobel Prize? 4
27. The ‘Cannes Award’ is given for excellence in which field? Films
28. Why does happen Short sightedness? Due to elongation of
eye balls
29. Why does the phenomenon of ‘trade winds’ takes place? Due to convection of
heat
30. With which religion is Kalvalya associated? Jainism
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1. Who was the first leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha? Kamlapati Tripathi
2. Which is an element which never exhibits positive oxidation state in any of
its compounds?
Fluorine
3. Which is at the apex of Industrial Finance in India? Industrial Development
Bank of India
4. What is a Doldrums? Tropical no-wind belt
5. Who was the greatest Buddhist commentator of the Buddhist canonical
literature?
Ashvaqhosha
6. What is the name of winner of the Sanjay Chopra National Award for Bravery
2012?
Gajendra Ram
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7. Which is adapted to grow in dry places? Xerophytes
8. With which the executive power relating to concurrent subjects remain? The Centre
9. Which is a tropical monsoon crop? Wheat
10. During the Sangam Age which dynasty was not in power? Pallavas
11. The quality of sound produced by an instrument depends on the which
thing?
Number of overtones
12. The term ‘Tee’ is connected with which game? Golf
13. In India, the bank NABARD does not provide refinance to which bank? Export-Import Banks
14. What is the main activity of Eskimos during the short period of summer
season?
Hunting
15. With which external trade of the Sangam were people carried on? Romans
16. Which is a mixed fertiliser? NPK
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17. Howmany subjects are in the Union list? 97 subjects
18. In which situation a chemical reaction does not? Common salt is
exposed to air
19. Which geomorphic processes is associated with the work of glaciers? Plucking
20. Who Chola king fought against the Shailendia king of Shri Vijaya and
defeated him?
Rajendra Chola I
21. ‘Gambit’ is the term associated with which game? Chess
22. Who was the first ‘Indian to swim across English Channel? Mihir Sen
23. Which one of symbiotic algae is found in secretory cell of hydra? Euchlorella
24. From which rocks is the soil material mainly derived? Sedimentary rocks
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25. The -titles of ‘Mummadi Chola’, ‘Cholamartanda’ and ‘Raja Kesari Aromoli’
were assumed by which Chola ruler?
Rajaraja
26. In which schedule is the list of items which may be entrusted to the Panchayats
given?
Eleventh Schedule
27. What is the order of magnitude of electric resistance of the human body
(dry)?
106 ohm
28. Which forms the largest share of deficit in Govt. of India budget? Fiscal deficit
29. Which pair of ocean currents meet each other near Newfound land? Gulf stream and
Labrador
30. In which field did Indians in ancient time learn a lot from the Greeks? Music
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1. Who was the first Indian woman to swim across the English Channel? Arati Saha
2. Which is the phase that invades but does not destroy the lost? Temperate phase
3. In which State was the Panchayatl Raj first introduced? Rajasthan
4. The Dogger Bank, the main fishing area of Europe, where is this area? North Sea
5. Which ruler died while playing ‘Chaugan’? Jalal-uddin-Khilji
6. Blue litmus paper is converted into red in solution of which thing? acid
7. Which is used as the logo of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)? Panda
8. Which scheme was intended to tap the black money? India Development
Bonds
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9. Which is the largest railway station of the world? Grand Central
Terminal, Chicago
10. Who ruler was the builder of Jahan-Panah, Delhi’s fourth city? Sultan Muhammadbin-Tughlaq
11. Photosynthesis proceeds in which sequence? Light phase and dark
phase
12. By whom is the composition of the UPSC determined? By the President
13. In electric supply lines in India, which parameter is kept constant? Frequency
14. Which is the shortest air-route from Perth to London? Perth, Aden, Paris,
London
15. Which Kingdom was annexed by Bahlul Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi, in 1484
AD?
Jaunpur
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16. Which is the headquarters of World Trade Organisation (WTO)? Geneva
17. Which is another name of RDX? Cycionite
18. By whom was the most accepted theory for ascent of sap was given? Dixon and Joly
19. Which Indian State has the minimum total forest cover? Haryana
20. When Akbar was born, Humayun was under the shelter of which king? Raja of Amarkot
21. Which Act formally introduced the principles of elections for the first time? Indian Councils Act,
1909
22. What is the negative logarithmic value of hydrogen on called? pH
23. Who wrote the book ‘Planned Economy for India’? M. Visvesvaraya
24. Among the Union Territories which has the highest literacy rate? Lakshadweep
25. Of whom was Tulsidas was a contemporary? Akbar
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26. A bee-sting leaves an acid which causes pain and irritation. which is that
injected acid?
Methanoic acid
27. Which animal is blind (Extremely poor eyesight)? Bat
28. Where are the disputes regarding the election of the President and VicePresident
settle?
In the Supreme Court
29. The river Cauvery originates from which state? Karnataka
30. The Maratha kingdom was founded by Shivaji during which reign? Aurangzeb I
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1. In an atomic nucleus, by which force are neutrons and protons held
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together?
Exchange forces
2. Who is a social activist campaigning against child labour? Swami Agnivesh
3. When was National Development Council set up? 1952
4. Which is the main river flowing in the state of Jammu and Kashmir? Jhelum
5. The Maratha Chief, Sambhaji was executed during which reign? Aurangzeb
6. Animal goes under winter sleep due to low temperature, what is called? Aestivation
7. What function is specifically prescribed by the Constitution for the vicePresident
of India?
Chairman of Rajya
Sabha
8. By which a mixture of naphthalene and benzoic acid can be separated? Chromatography
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9. Why does the western coast of India receive very high rainfall in summer
mainly?
Due to western Ghats
10. Who was the first European to translate the Bhagwad Gita into English? Charles Wilkins
11. Who is the creator of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh? Nek Chand
12. When did UN General Assembly establish UN Industrial Development
Organization?
1966
13. Which organelles in the cell, other than nucleus contains DNA? Mitochondria
14. In India which is the State with the largest area under very dense forests? Arunachal Pradesh
15. By whom was the Asiatic Society established in Calcutta? Sir William Jones
16. In which country did the concept of Public Interest Litigation originated? The United States
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17. The wavelength of X-rays is of the order of howmany angstrom? 1 Angstrom
18. A crossed cheque is one, which can be encashed only at which bank? State Bank of India.
19. In which place is the headquarters of the NorthEastern Railway located? Gorakhpur
20. Which reformer from Maharashtra was known as Lokhitavadi? Gopal Hari Deshmukh
21. In which year ‘Human Rights Resolution’ was adopted by the U.N.? 1945
22. What is infolding from the inner membrane of mitochondria called? Cristae
23. Which amendment curtailed the power of Judicial review of the Supreme
Court and the High Courts?
42th
24. Which National Highway connects Chennai and Visakhapatnarn? NH 5
25. Where was the sepoys revolted openly in 1857? Meerut
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26. By which Carbon and hydrogen are estimated in organic compounds? Liebig’s method
27. Who wrote the book ‘Reminiscences of the Nehru Age’? O.P. Mathai
28. What do Quantitative credit controls not include? RBI directives
29. Which is the largest irrigation canal of the world? Indira Gandhi Canal
30. By whom was the Civil Disobedience Movement led in the North-West
Frontier Province?
Khan Abdul Ghaffar
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1. Which is used extensively for genetic engineering in plant? Agrobacterium
tumefaciens
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2. The Centre-State financial distribution takes place on the recommendation
by which ministry?
Finance Minister
3. At the time of short-circuit, what will be the current in the circuit? Increases heavily
4. Which country is the biggest producer of mango? India
5. What was the capital of Kakatiya dynasty? Warangal
6. ‘The General happiness is the end of the state’; who said this? Bentham
7. When is International Literacy Day, recognized by the UN observed? September 8
8. For which is the northern blot technique used for the detection? RNA
9. Which lake lies in the ‘Dead heart of Australia’? Eyre
10. During the freedom struggle, who established ‘The Deccan Educational
Society’?
M. G. Ranade
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11. Who is the first Law Officer of the Government of India? Attorney General
12. Radioactive distintegration of uranium ultimately results in which
formation?
Lead
13. Which is the largest (in terms of turnover) Public Sector organisation in
India?
Indian Oil Corporation
14. What are the plants of tropical and sub-tropical regions called? Vegatherms
15. With whom was the last opportunity to avoid the partition of India lost? Cabinet Mission
16. When is World Humanitarian Action Day is observed? October 8
17. What is the least influential in determining the distribution of terrestrial
biomes?
Salinity
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18. What was the most profound influence on the drafting of the Indian
Constitution?
Government of India
Act, 1935
19. Which country ranks first in producing teak? Thailand
20. By whom was the agitation against the partition of Bengal led? Surendranath Banerjee
21. ‘Hydraulic brakes’ and ‘Hydraulic lift’ are devices, why are fluids used in
them?
For transmitting
pressure
22. Which person won seven gold medals in swimming for the U.S. in the 1972
Olympic?
Mark Spitz
23. Which Agriculture export item is second in case of India? Rice
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24. Which lake in India has the highest water salinity? Sambhar
25. Who organised Ashwamedha Yajna? Samudragupta
26. Which sector is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in India? Electric power
generation
27. Why was the design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constitutent
Assembly of India?
July, 1947
28. Which isotope of uranium capable of sustaining chain reactions? U-235
29. Which region has internal drainage? Rajasthan
30. Which sources of Islam is associated with the teachings of Prophet
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Quran
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1. Who has become the first Indian to score a triple century in Tests? Virender Sehwag
2. In which sports Rajjyavardhan Rathore won a Silver medal in the Beijing
Olympics?
Shooting
3. Why does Flower colour? Due to anthocyanins
4. Kurnool-Cuddapah canal is taken off from which river? Tungabhadra
5. Who was the Mughal Emperor to have lifted the Jaziya on Hindus? Akbar
6. Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India? Either House of
Parliament
7. Which is natural source of gamma-rays? Radon gas
8. Who was the first Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India? Shri V. T.
Krishnamachari
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9. Kudremukh hills known for iron ore deposits is situated in which place? Chickmaglur
10. Who was defeated at kannauj in the hands of Sher Shah in 1540? Humayun
11. Who was the first Test centurion in Indian Cricket? Lala Amarnath
12. Which is the sweetest sugar? Fructose
13. Who has the power to form a new State within the Union of India? President
14. The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the which
place?
Equator
15. Who started the Public Works Department in India in 1848? Lord Dalhousie
16. Which is the substance which can act both as an acid and a base? Amphoteric
17. The Indian research station Himadri is located at which place? Antarctica
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18. In India, in which banking is the Public Sector is most dominant? Commercial banking
19. Of the total volume of the earth, which layer forms the major part? Core
20. Where was first Madarasa set up by the British in India? Calcutta
21. What is the largest gland in the human body? Liver
22. Which writ is issued by the court in’ case of illegal detention of a person? Habeas Corpus
23. If a pendulum is allowed to oscillate into jar containing water, what will its
time period?
Increase
24. Why is the Wind in the, Southern hemisphere is deflected towards left? Due to rotation of the
earth
25. Which archaeologist initially discovered the Mohenjodaro site of the Indus
Valley Civilization?
Rakhal Das Banerji
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26. What is the first large research reactor of India that uses U-233 as fuel? KAMINI
27. Who discovered South Pole? Amundsen
28. What is the most important function of perspiration? To regulate body
temperature
29. Where is the Smog is likely to occur? Near the industrial
areas
30. What was the main characteristic of the Indus Valley Civilization? Town planning
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1. Which writ is a bulwark of personal freedom? Habeas Corpus
2. Which was the gas which had leaked out of Union Carbide factory in
Bhopal?
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Methyl isocynate
3. Which is the oldest Development Financial Institution of India? IFCI
4. Long treeless grassy palms are characteristics of which grass? Pampas
5. Which craftsmanship was not practised by the Aryans? Blacksmith
6. 23rd January is celebrated as the birthday of which person? Subhash Chandra Bose
7. In human body which is the largest in size? Liver
8. The Centre-State financial distribution takes place on the recommendation
by which ministry?
Finance Minister
9. How climate does the Veld grassland of south Africa experience? The Steppe climate
10. What is the number of puranas? 18
11. At a grid sub stations the voltage is stepped up to reduce loss of which
thing?
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Power
12. Which are connected by over 1700 km-long BTC oil pipe-line? Caspian sea and
Mediterranean sea
13. When was EXIM Bank set-up? 1982
14. Which country has the highest agricultural production in Europe? France
15. Who is considered as the first national ruler of India? Chandragupta Maurya
16. From the evolutionary point of View, which is the most primitive animal? Turtle
17. Who is the first Law Officer of the Government of India? Attorney General
18. Which property of the elements is a whole number? Atomic number
19. Which country leads in the production of rubber? Indonesia
20. Which ruler was known as Amitraghata, the ‘destroyer of foes’? Bindusara
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21. Which country is reliant on a single export of oil/petroleum? Nigeria
22. Which is the unit raised to protect the naval assets? Sagar Prahari Bal
23. leaves used as wrappers for bides, from which are obtained? Tendu
24. Which are the Continents that form a mirror image of each other? Africa and South
America
25. Who anticipated Newton by declaring that all things Gravitate to the earth? Brahmagupta
26. Which act made the Indian Legislature bicameral? Government of India
Act, 1919
27. Instrument used to store the electric charge is known by which name? Capacitor
28. During which five year plan were the steel plants at Durgapur, Bhilai and
Rourkela established?
Second Five Year Plan
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29. In which country is ‘Takla Makan’ desert situated? China
30. By whom was the largest grant of villages to temples and brahmanas
given?
The Guptas
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1. Where is Indian Army’s counter-insurgency school situated? Vairengte
2. Which an important product is obtained from styles and stigma? Saffron
3. In whom did the Government of India Act, 1935 veste the residuary power? Governor-General
4. About 50% of the world population is concentrated between the latitudes of
which degrees?
20°N and 40°N
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5. Who was the first and the last woman ruler of Delhi? Razia Sultan
6. What are the atoms of the elements which have same number of neutrons
called?
Isotones
7. Who is a famous Sarod player? Amjad Ali Khan
8. During which Five Year Plan was the total expenditure on agriculture the
highest?
Fourth Five Year Plan
9. What is the capital of East Timor? Dili
10. Which General of Ala-ud-din Khilji, was known as the Rustam of the age
and the hero of the time?
Malik Kafur
11. Which tissue is responsible for the secondary growth? Cambium
12. By whom the salary and perquisites of the Prime Minister of India are
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decided?
Parliament
13. What happens to the level of mercury in the barometer tube when it is taken
down a coal mine?
It rises
14. Mac Mohan Line demarcates the boundary between which countries? India and China
15. When Babur invaded India who was the ruler of Vijayanagara empire in
South India?
Krishna Deva Raya
16. For which word, the letter ‘G’ has been used in ‘2G Spectrum’? Generation
17. Indian Institute of Forest management is located at which place? Dehradun
18. Whose living cell provides tensility and mechanical strength? Collenchyma
19. The northern part of the west coast is known by which name? Konkan coast
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20. Who was a contemporary of Chingiz Khan? Iltutmish
21. What about ministry in the event of the resignation or death of the Prime
Minister?
The Ministry is
dissolved
22. What is the most abundant on the earth crust? Al
23. Which provides the largest part of the demand for loanable funds in India? Corporate businesses
24. Which river flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat? Tapti
25. The number of wives of which Mughal ruler ‘fell short even of the Quranic
allowance of four’?
Aurangzeb
26. Who is the author of the book “Termites in the Trading system”? Jagdish Bhagwati
27. Which part of brain is centre of thirst hunger and sleep? Hypothalmus
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28. A Judge of a High Court wanting to resign addresses his letter of resignation
to whom?
The President
29. Which river basin is called ‘Ruhr of India’? Damodar
30. During which ruler were Upanishads translated into Persian? Shah Jahan
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1. What does Every object at a temperature above absolute zero? Radiates energy
2. Which year is celebrated as International Year of Forests? 2001-2010
3. Who are Debenture holders of a company? Its creditors
4. Which is the longest river in India? Ganga
5. Which was the first fort which the British constructed in India? St. George Fort
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6. Which blood group is universal doner? O
7. From which fund is the pension of a High Court Judge charged? Consolidated Fund of
India
8. Which metal is extracted by electrolytic reaction method? Al
9. Which region in India receives substantial rain during the winter month of
January?
Punjab
10. In where were Bengal the headquarters of East India Company located? Fort William
11. Journalist’s day was celebrated for the first time all over the country on
which date?
Oct 1, 1984
12. The United Nations declared 2014 as which International Year? Crystallography
13. What is the number of chromosome in a normal human body cell? 46
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14. Which city has the longest day in the month of June? Kolkata
15. Who set up the Atmiya Sabha in Kolkata in the first half of the nineteenth
century?
Ram Mohan Roy
16. How is the National Development Council? Nonpolitical body
17. The value of which quantity remains same in all system of units? Specific gravity
18. In which industry is the maximum number of women employed in India? Tea
19. The ‘Grand Trunk Road’ connects which cities? Kolkata and Amritsar
20. What was the original name of Swami Dayananda Saraswati? Mula Shankar
21. The first Indian to cross seven important seas by swimming? Bula Chaudhary
22. By whom was Artificial gene synthesis first done in laboratory? Khurana
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23. In which schedule is the list of items which may be entrusted to the Panchayats
given?
Eleventh Schedule
24. Which national Highway route is the longest? Kolkata-Hajira
25. Who had started ‘Mitra Mela’ Association? Vinayak Damodar
Savarkar
26. Which is the basis of modern periodic table? Atomic number
27. When are the 20th Commonwealth Games scheduled to beheld in
Glassgow?
July, 2014
28. The performance of which industry is considered performance of the core
industry?
Oil and Petroleum
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29. Which city is at the highest altitude above mean sea level? Bangalore
30. Which was a revolutionary who later turned into a yogi and a philosopher? Aurobindo Ghosh
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1. In which forest the maximum plant diversity is found? Tropical evergreen
forests
2. Which Act formally introduced the principles of elections for the first time? Indian Councils Act,
1909
3. A floating body always displaces liquid equal to its which thing? Weight
4. Which plate movement is responsible for the formation of mid-ocean
ridge?
Divergent movement
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5. With how many volunteers did Gandhiji start on his famous Dandi march on
March 12, 1930?
78
6. Who was the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest? Bachhendri Pal
7. Tansen Samman has been instituted by the Government of which state? Madhya Pradesh
8. How many species are under threat in mainland France? A thousand
9. Where is Dead sea situated? A Rift Valley
10. Who opposed Mahatma Gandhi’s association with the Khilafat movement? Mohammed Alix
Jinnah
11. Which Act gave representation to Indians for the first time in the
Legislature?
Government of India
Act, 1935
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12. By which can the location and energy of an electron in an atom be
specified?
Quantum numbers
13. What was the decentralisation system recommended? Balwant Rai Mehta
14. Which is softwood from coniferous forest? Pine
15. Where has the world’s largest monolithic statue of Buddha been installed? Bamiyan
16. Who was awarded the first Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award? Mother Teresa
17. Which statement is true with respect to Leukaemia? Number of WBCs
increases in blood
18. By whom the rank of the different Ministers in the Union Council of Ministers
is determined?
Prime Minister
19. Hardwood tree like mahogany and ebony are found in which forests? Equatorial forest
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20. Who taught the doctrine of Shunyata (Shunyavad)? Nagarjuna
21. When viewed in white light, why do soap bubbles show colours? Because of interference
22. The famous sportsman Michael Jordan is associated with which game? Basket ball
23. During which prime minister was the strategy of Rolling plan was adopted? Morarji Desai
24. If you want to visit sambhar lake, to which state you will go? Rajasthan
25. Who appointed Ibn Batuta as the Chief Qazi of Delhi? Mohammad-binTughlaq
26. What is the best method for improving the nutrient composition of a diet’? By combining various
foods
27. By whom was collective responsibility of the Cabinet introduced in India? Constitution of India
28. Which is also called Stranger Gas? Xenon
29. Which crop are grain with the on set of mansoon & are harvested in
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September-October?
Kharif
30. Which philosophical system was founded by Vallabhacharya? Suddhadvaita
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1. Who became the youngest Grand Master of India? Parimarjan Negi
2. Which was the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest? Bachendri Pal
3. Which is the scientist who explained about blood circulation for the first
time?
William Harvey
4. Among sources of power, India has largest reserves of which thing? Coal
5. Which Europeans, were the last to come to preindependence India as
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traders?
French
6. Ministers in a State get salaries, by whom is it as determined? State Legislature
7. Which is used to remove astigmatism for a human eye? Cylindrical lens
8. Through which methods is the national income of India estimated mainly? Production and income
methods
9. Which is the most important coal field of India? Raniganj
10. When did the British Government start ruling India directly? After Sepoy Mutiny
11. Who is the world’s first woman cosmonaut? Valentina Tereshkova
12. Iris has no pigment in which people? Blue-eyed people
13. Who is the longest serving Chief Minister in India? Jyoti Basu
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14. ‘Parsec’ is the unit of measurement of which distance? Astronomical distance
15. Which Indus citiy was known for water management? Mohenjo-daro
16. Mixture of which pair of gases is the cause of occurrence of most of the
explosions in mines?
Methane and air
17. Where is Davos, the venue of the annual meeting of World Economic Forum,
located?
Switzerland
18. During whose viceroyalty was the system of Budget introduced in India? Canning
19. The light coming from stars gives the idea of their which quality? Temperature
20. The vedic deity Indra was the god of which thing? Rain and thunder
21. The anti-malarial drug Quinine is made from a plant. Which is that plant? Cinchona
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22. Who is entitled to initiate a Bill for Constitutional Amendments? Either House of
Parliament
23. What is a strong argument for the particle nature of cathode rays? They are cast shadow
24. A radio broadcast from Delhi on Monday at 7.30 p.m. it is heard at New York
on which day?
The same day at 7.30
a.m.
25. Which was the last Buddhist text produced in India? Vamsathapakasini
26. The basis of European Union began with the signing of which treaty? Maastricht Treaty
27. Rainwater collected after 30 to 40 minutes of raining is not suitable for
drinking why?
Because it is acidic
28. What is the poison of honey bee? Acidic
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29. When it is 12 noon at-Greenwich, what is the time at New York (74°W)? 7.04 a.m.
30. Buddha died in which Mahajanpada? Mall
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1. In which was Indian Constitution amended for the first time? 1951
2. Which inorganic precipitate acts as semipermeable membrane? Copper ferrocyonide
3. Which Committee’s recommendations are being followed for estimating
Poverty Line in India?
Lakdawala Committee
4. Northern part of Australia is typified by which climate? Monsoon climate
5. During the Sangam Age, Uraiyur was the capital of which rular? Cholas
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6. Which industry produces the most nonbiodegradable wastes? Thermal power plants
7. In which biological process sugar is oxidised to release energy? Respiration
8. By whom was the Constitution of India adopted? Constituent Assembly
9. Rain shadow effect is associated with which rainfall? Orographic rainfall
10. Which was the most important kingdom after the Maury in the-Deccan and
Central India?
Satavahanas
11. What is the number of electrons in an atom of atomic number Z and mass
number A?
Z
12. With which of the following fields is M. F. Hussain associated? Painting
13. Which is the ‘Slack Season’ in the Indian Economy? Jan.-June
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14. In which country is Marino sheep rearing the predominant pastoral
activity?
Australia
15. Which was the lowest unit of Chola administration? Valanadu
16. Minute pore found on the soft aerial part of plant especially the leaves are
called?
Stomata
17. When was the Constituent Assembly for undivided India first met? 9th December, 1946
18. To prepare a standard solution of a substance, what is generally used? Measuring flask
19. Which is the leading producer of rice? China
20. By whom was the large Shiva Temple at Thanjavur built? Rajaraja Chola I
21. Late Ustad Nisar Hussain Khan earned distinction in which fields? Vocal music
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22. Where is the headquarters of African Development Bank? Abidjan
23. Which is used as a gift in Japan? Euplectella
24. Which type of lake is formed by volcanic activities? Caldera lake
25. In the Delhi Sultanate, which administrative unit called ‘paragana’ was
headed by an official?
Amil
26. Who was the Constitutional adviser to the Constituent Assembly of India? Dr. B. N. Rao
27. How does Transfer of heat energy from the sun to the moon take place? By radiation only
28. Stock Exchanges play a role in an economy how may itbe termed? Useful but need strict
regulation
29. What are Shield volcanoes? Repeated lava flows
30. Mughal dynasty was to Bahadur Shah Zafar-as what was Lodi dynasty to? Ibrahim Lodi
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1. Which is the official language of Bank of Central African States? French
2. Pheretima posthuma is scientific name of which animal? Earth worm
3. The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in
which sabha?
Rajya Sabha alone
4. Which is the largest lake in Africa? Lake Victoria
5. ‘Let no man ask a man’s sect or caste’. Whose dictum was this? Ramananda
6. Which is an active component of oil of clove? Eugenol
7. Who authored the ‘Gitanjali’, an anthology of poems? Rabindranath Tagore
8. In which year were Private Sector Mutual Funds in India permitted? 1993
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9. Which is the deepest lake? Lake Baikal
10. Whose philosophy is called the Advaita? Shankaracharya
11. The statements “Protoplasm is the physical basis of life” is given by which
person?
Purkinje
12. By whom are the portfolios allocated to the ministers? The Prime Minister
13. When does Super conductivity result? When matter is
cooled to very low
temperature
14. In which region is the main area of production of icebergs found? The West Coast of
Greenland
15. Which Mughal emperor’s tomb is outside India? Jahangir
16. Who wrote the line: ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’? John Keats
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17. Which day is celebrated as United Nations day every year? 24th October
18. Which structure is present in mitochondria? Oxysomes
19. Where is ‘Ninety East Ridge’ situated? Indian Ocean
20. Mughal architecture reveals a blending of which styless? Indian and Persian
styles
21. What is the age of retirement of the Judges of the High Court? 62 years
22. In methane molecule how are the four hydrogen atoms arranged? As tetrahedral
23. Which industry earns the second highest net foreign exchange from the
trade?
Engineering goods
industry
24. In which vally is the Himalayan pass Shipki La located? Sutlej valley
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25. When the East India Company came into existence, By whom was England
was ruled?
Tudors
26. When is World Mental Health Day, recognized by the UN is observed? October 10
27. By which is the Atmosphere of big metropolition cities is polluted most? Automobile exhausts
28. By whom the oath to a High Court Judge is administered? Governor
29. Which State in India has the broadest continental shelf? Tamil Nadu
30. Who was the Mughal emperor at the time of Ahmed Shah Abdali’s invasion
of India?
Shah Alam II
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1. When the temperature increases, what does the angle of contact of a liquid? Decreases
2. Who was the first Indian woman who owns the gold medal in Asian
Games?
Kamaljit Sandhu
3. From which export does India earns maximum foreign exchange? Gems and jewellery
4. Which Place experiences minimum and maximum temperature? 28.3°C and 15°C
respectively is Leh
5. Who is associated with the Local Self- Government Act? Ripon
6. Edward Jenner is related with which disease? Small pox
7. What is the source of maximum income to Panchayati Raj? Government grants
8. Which variety of glass is heat resistant? Pyrex glass
9. How is the climate of India is? Subtropical monsoon
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10. Under which act was the Supreme Court in British India established? Regulating Act of 1773
11. Which Cricketer has scored the highest total runs in test cricket? Sachin Tendulkar
12. Who won a Nobel Prize for literature when he was the head of the
government?
Sir Winston Churchill
13. Which vitamin is essential for poor bone and teeth formation? Vitamin D
14. Rana Pratap Sagar Plant (Rajasthan) is associated with which thing? Hydroelectricity
15. Jallianwala Bagh massacre occurred on which date? April 13, 1919
16. Which is at the apex of the-three tier system of Panchayati Raj? Zila Parishad
17. Why does the velocity of rain drop attain constant value? Viscous force exerted
by air
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18. The Govt. of India does not provide any direct financial assistance to which
scheme?
Jeevan Sathi Yojana
19. Which is the oldest atomic power station? Tarapur
20. During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who raised an army called Free Indian
Legion?
Subhas Chandra Bose
21. Dr. Hargobing khurana received the nobel prize for which subject? Medicine
22. Healing of wounds is hastened by which vitamin? C
23. The amendment procedure laid down in the Constitution of India is on which
pattern?
Constitution of South
Africa
24. Which is a warm ocean current? East Australian current
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25. Which was the Princely State which acceeded to the Indian Union after a
plebiscite?
Junagadh
26. Bagasse, a by-product of sugar manufacturing industry, is used for the
production of which thing?
Paper
27. The ‘Rediscovery of India’ is written by which author? Meghnad Desai
28. As per latest data in urban areas women employment is highest in which
industry areas?
Retail Trade
29. Kuroshio is a warm ocean current which runs from which country? Philippines to Japan
30. Which was in power in the U. K. when India got independence? Labour Party
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1. Where are red blood corpuscles formed? In bone marrow
2. Where was the first session of the Constituent Assembly held? New Delhi
3. If there were no atmosphere, what will be the length of the day on the
earth?
Decrease
4. In which region does rainfall occur throughout the year? Equatorial region
5. The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of which king? Rudradaman
6. Who is the ‘author of the book ‘A Brief History of Time’? Stephen Hawking
7. Who produced the first film in India ‘Raja Harishchandra’ in 1913? Dada Saheb Phalke
8. How much blood does an average adult have in the body? 5-6 litres
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9. In mid-latitudes, convective precipitation is associated with which front? Cold fronts
10. Which is considered an encyclopedia of Indian Medicine? Charaka Samhita
11. If a Minister of a State wants to resign, to whom he should address the letter
of resignation?
Chief Minister
12. What are Rubies and Sapphires chemically known as? Aluminium oxide
13. From which sector does the highest sector wise contribution to gross domestic
saving comes?
Household sector
14. In certain parts of Khasi and Jaintia hills, annual rainfall is about howmany
c.m.?
1000 cm
15. Which part was called Babul Makka (Gate of Makka) during the Mughal
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Period?
Surat
16. Which of these is a ‘Morning Raga’? Darbari
17. From the evolutionary point of view, which is closer to man? Dolphin
18. By which is in In practice the policy of the Government shaped? The Cabinet
19. Which place receives fainfall less than 20 cms? Jammu and Kashmir
20. Who among the following has issued the coin rupee for the first time? Shershah Suri
21. The focal length of a convex lens is 50 cm. what is its power? +2 D
22. Among the Indian languages, which one is spoken maximum in the world
after Hindi?
Bengali
23. Which formulates fiscal policy? Finance Ministry
24. The Karakoram Highway connects which pair of countries? China-Pakistan
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25. Who was the Governor General tomerge Sindh in British India? Lord Ellenborough
26. Which part of the pitcher plant becomes modified’ into a pitcher? Leaf
27. Who is a legal advisor of the State Government as provided by the
Constitution?
Advocate General
28. Which pair of metals constitutes the lightest metal and the heaviest metal,
respectively?
Lithium and osmium
29. On which river is located Indo- Pak Bagalihar Project? Chenab
30. In what commodity the English first conducted trade from India? Indigo
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1. Which country is the leading producer of uranium? Canada
2. The Pacific Islands from New Guinea south eastwards to the Fiji Islands’
what is this group called?
The Mellanesia
3. Which part of the pitcher plant becomes modified into a pitcher? Leaf
4. To a space traveller on moon, how does the lunar sky during day time
appear?
Black
5. In which veda is the famous Vedic saying “War begins in the minds of men”
stated?
Atharvaveda
6. Who appoints the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir? President
7. Energy transferred to a person through gamma rays is measured in by which
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unit?
Roentgens
8. In which plan was the growth rate of agricultural production negative? Third Plan
9. What is distance between the Earth and the Sun (in million kms.)? 149
10. Upanishads, also known as the Vedantas, are How many are these
upanishads?
108
11. Among South Asian countries, which one has the highest level of
urbanization?
Bangladesh
12. Which is an insectivorous plant? Pitcher plant
13. Citizenship provisions are enshrined in the Constitution in which article? Part II, Articles 5-11
14. At which of the following places watches will show 5.30 A.M. when it is
12.00 midnight G.M.T.?
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New Delhi
15. Tradition has it that By whom was Ajatasatru instigated to murder his
father?
Devadatta
16. Which element has the lowest electron affinity? Argon
17. Sushil Kumar is known for his outstanding performance in which field? Wrestling
18. In which of the Five Year Plans, preference was given to the weaker sections
of the society?
Fifth
19. The time of Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich time. Cairo is situated at
which degree?
30° East
20. Shishunaga dynasty is credited to have destroyed which mahajanpada? Avanti
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21. What is treatment of body defects through massage and exercise? Physiotherapy
22. Under which Article of the Constitution are the Cultural and Educational
Rights granted?
Article 29 and 30
23. Which field is used to produce deflection in a television picture tube? A magnetic fields
24. Shallow-rooted trees are associated with which climate? Equatorial climate
25. What do the Ajanta paintings depict? Scenes from the
Jatakas
26. Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi has distinguished herself in which field? Vocal Music
27. How many member states are in ‘Common Market’ for Eastern and Southern
Africa?
20
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28. What is making interesting discoveries unexpectedly or by accident? Serendipity
29. Which area is dominant in hunting and gathering? Tropical forest
30. Which Gupta ruler defeated the Huna ruler, Mihirakula? Yasodharman
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1. For whose removal Parliament’s resolution is not needed? Judge of Supreme
Court
2. By whom was the calculation of electronegativities first done? Pauling
3. By which bill does the government make arrangement for the collection of
revenues for a year?
Finance Bill
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4. Which country is the world’s largest producer of coal? China
5. What was the first major inscription in classical? Sanskrit of
Rudradaman
6. Indian Development Forum (IDF) was earlier known as which name? Aid India Consortium
7. What does Glomerulus and Bowman’s capsule constitute? Malpighian tubule
8. To which Bill the President must accord his sanction without sending it back
for fresh consideration?
Finance Bills
9. Which country ranks top in the mining of gold? South Africa
10. In the context of the reign of Guptas and their successors, what is Vishti’? Forced labour
11. What does the emission of ß-particle? Increases the atomic
number by one
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12. When was the first ‘International Non-Smoking Day’ observed all over the
world?
04.07.1988
13. Which is the ‘basis for determining the national income? Production of goods
and services
14. In which the formation of magma along the bedding plane results? Sill
15. Which was the first dynasty of the Vijayanagar kingdom? Sangama
16. Which cells have least regeneration capacity? Cell of brain
17. The ordinances issued by the Governor are subject to approval by which
office?
State Legislature
18. A fruity smell is obtained by the reaction of ethanol with which compound? CH3COOH
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19. How are the igneous rocks are formed? Granitisation
20. The Kingdom of Vijayanagar came into existence during which reign? Muhammad-binTughlaq
21. Which day is celebrated as United Nations Day every year? 24th October
22. Against which team did Virender Sehwag make his one day international
debt?
Pakistan
23. Which gas do not considered as polluting agent of air? CO2
24. Which connects the ocean floor level with the continental level? Continental slope
25. In the Mughal administration, by whom was military recruitment being
looked after?
Bakshi
26. How can the States in India borrow from the market? Only with the consent
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of the Centre
27. What does the rise of mercury in a barometer indicate? Fair weather
28. What is One of the main factors that led to rapid expansion of Indian
exports?
Liberalisation of the
economy
29. Which is the longest inland waterways in the world? Mississippi river
system
30. Which was the king generally considered to be the greatest ruler of Kashmir
in the 15th century?
Zain-ul-Abidin
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1. The first Commonwealth Games were held in the year 1930 at which
place?
Hamilton (Canade)
2. Which Scientist first explained about circulatory system? William Harvey
3. How many States are required to ratify certain Amendments to the
Constitution?
Not less than half the
number
4. Which state has smallest land area? Goa
5. Which Mughal emperor prohibited the use of tobacco? Jehangir
6. Which compound caused tragedy of Bhopal in 1984? Methyl isocynate
7. With Which game is the Double Fault associated? Football
8. How is the difference between visible exports and visible imports defined? Balance of trade
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9. Which are the two volcanic islands in the Indian territory? Narcondam and Barren
10. Who translated Ramayana into Persian? Badaurii
11. Which groups of items contains only biodegradable items? Wood, Grass, Leather
12. Which post does the Constitution of India not mention? The Deputy Prime
Minister
13. If the Kinetic Energy of a body is increased by 300%, how much will its
momentum increase?
100%
14. In which State is the Guru Shikhar Peak located? Rajasthan
15. Raja Rammohan Roy and David Hare were associated with the foundation
of which college?
Hindu College
16. Machael Ferrrera is associated with which game? Snooker
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17. The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930. Which country hosted
the games?
Canada
18. The concept of ‘carbon credit’ originated from which protocol? Kyoto Protocol
19. Which hill range that separates the state of Manipur from the state of
Nagaland?
Barailhills
20. Who was the founder of the Radha Swami Satsang? Siva Dayal Saheb
21. The Ninth Schedule was added by which Amendment? First
22. In which processes light energy is converted into chemical energy? Photosynthesis
23. Which case does stagflation imply? Recession plus
inflation
24. Where are the wet hill forest found in? Nilgiris
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25. Ancient Monuments Preservation Act was passed during which
Viceroyality?
Curzon
26. Which House is better placed with regard to control over the executive? Lok Sabha
27. What does a permanent magnet repel? Diamagnetic
substances only
28. If the price of an inferior good falls, what about its demand? Remains constant
29. At which place will you find maximum sunlight in india December? Kanyakumari
30. What are the birth and death years of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar? 1891, 1956
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1. Which cup/trophy is associated with football? Santosh Trophy
2. What is the main cause of extinction of species from tropics? Deforestation
3. In which year did the Congress loose its monopoly of power in the States for
the first time after the elections?
1967
4. Which is the largest tiger reserve in India? Corbett
5. Which revolutionary leaders’ organised an attack on the armoury of
Chittagong?
Surya Sen
6. What is the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust? Silicon
7. Who received the Nobel Prize twice in different subjects? Madam Curie
8. Which formulates fiscal policy? Finance Ministry
9. Which is the first National Park established in India? Corbett National Park
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10. By whom was General Dyer who was responsible for Jallianwala Bagh
massacre was shot dead?
Udham Singh
11. What is a physical basis of life? Protoplasm
12. Who is responsible for the registration of voters? Election Commission
13. A fan produces a feeling of comfort during hot weather. Why? Our perspiration
evaporates rapidly
14. Which state has the highest amount of Nickel Ore resources? Orissa
15. Megasthenes was an envoy of which king? Seleucus
16. What is the name of India’s highest award which is given to a civilian? Bharat Ratna
17. In which year did India first take part in the Olympic Games? 1920
18. In which cell organelle do photo and thermochemical reactions occur in
different sites?
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Chloroplasts
19. In which district, have large reserves of diamondbearing kimberlite been
discovered in the recent past?
Raipur
20. Who in ancient India assumed the title amitraghata? Bindusar
21. Who proposed the Preamble before the Drafting Committee of the
Constitution?
Jawaharlal Nehru
22. Which compound is used as an antichlor? Na2S2O3
23. In which activity percentage share of cooperative sector is the highest? Sugar production
24. Which is the strait connecting Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal? Palk Strait
25. Which Mauryan ruler did conquer the Deccan? Bindusara
26. Famous GOLF player Vijay Singh is from which country? Fiji
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27. Which is an insectivorous plant? Nepenthes
28. Who was the Chairman’ of the Union Constitution Committee of the
Constituent Assembly?
Jawaharlal Nehru
29. Which Strait which separates Asia from North America? The Bering strait
30. In the kingdom of Satavahanas of ancient India, what was a district called? Ahara
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1. Why is the gas thermometers is more sensitive than the liquid
thermometer?
Expand more than
liquids
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2. The term ‘double fault’ is associated with which game? Tennis
3. In India, which is regulated by the forward Markets Commission? Commodities Futures
Trading
4. The daily and annual range of temperature is maximum in which area? Savanna grassland
5. Which was the South Indian state famous for its naval power? Cholas
6. Which is the Indian scientist whose name is associated with the measurement
of growth in plants?
J.C. Bose
7. How many members of the Rajya Sabha are nominated by the President of
India?
12
8. Which chemical used as a ‘fixer’ in photography? Sodium thiosulphate
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9. Which endangered Ridley turtles have the world’s largest aggregation? Gahirmatha
10. The Bahmanis of the Deccan rose to prominence in which century? 14th century
11. Who is called the Flying Sikh of India? Milkha Singh
12. Who is known as the ‘saint of the gutters’? Mother Teresa
13. Which crop enrich the soil with nitrogen? Pea
14. Which rock system has the maximum concentration of minerals? Dharwar system
15. Which Governor General is associated with Doctrine of Lapse? Lord Dalhousie
16. How much the time gap between two sessions of the Parliament should not
exceed?
6 months
17. Which is the correct device for the detection of thermal radiation? Thermopile
18. A crossed cheque is one, which can be encashed only at which bank? State Bank of India
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19. Which state is the larger producer of lignitle coal? Tamil Nadu
20. Which Sikh Guru helped the rebel prince Khusro with money and
blessings?
Guru Arjun Dev
21. Who is the first person to set foot on Moon? Neil Armstrong
22. Wood used in making cricking cricket bats, from which is got? Salix alba / S Purpurea
23. By whom are the Chairman and members of State Public Service Commission
appointed?
President
24. What is the time required by moonlight to reach the earth? 1.3 sec
25. Which presents the most significant feature of Indus Valley Civilization? Burnt brick buildings
26. Which metal has the highest density? Platinum
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27. What is an organisation’s introductory web page? Vortal
28. What do Quantitative credit controls not include? RBI directives
29. From where do the strongest evidence that comets are members of our solar
system come?
Their composition
30. Of which thing were the Indus Valley houses built? Bricks
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1. The pressure at the bottom of a liquid tank does not depend on which area? Area of the liquid
surface
2. ‘Chinaman’ refers to which game? Cricket
3. In human body, into which does the pancreas secretes its enzymes? Duodenum
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4. What does increase in carbon dioxide in atmosphere cause? Rise in earth
temperature
5. What is Apabhramsa? A work of the Jains
6. Which language is not recognised in the 8th Schedule though it is an official
language of a State?
English
7. With the rise of temperature, what will be the surface tension of a liquid? Decreases
8. Who was the first woman minister of a state? Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
9. In the Southern hemisphere the Westerlies blow from which side? North west
10. In which reign was the first Buddhist Council held? Ajatashatru
11. Among the remedies of inflation, what can we include? Lowering bank rate
12. Which compound is used in anti-malarial drug? Chloroquin
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13. A Judge of the Supreme Court of India is to hold office until he attains the
age of howmany years?
65 years
14. Which country celebrates Christmas festival in summer season? Australia
15. Which ruler of India who ruled over territories in Central Asia beyond the
Pamirs?
Kanishka
16. What does Soda water contain? Carbon dioxide
17. Who was the architect of North and South Blocks of Central Secretariat in
Delhi?
Sir Edward Lutyens
18. Next to Hindi, which is the language spoken by the largest number of people
in the Indian sub-continent?
Bengali

19. In which season is the frequency of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal
maximum?
After summer
20. By whom was Saka era founded? Kanishka
21. The salivary gland secrete saliva that contains which enzyme? Ptyalin
22. What does the power of judicial review ensure? The constitutionality
of laws
23. Total internal reflection can take place when light travels from which
thing?
Diamond to glass
24. Which country has the largest known reserves of oil? Kuwait
25. The temples built during the medieval period by which dynasty are known
as ‘Seven Pagodas’?
Pallavas
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26. If saving exceeds investment, how will the national income? Remain constant
27. Which was the first India satellite to go into orbit? Aryabhatta
28. Which sugar is present in considerable amount in the blood? Glucose
29. Who gave the idea that originally there was only one continent called
Pangea?
Wegener
30. Which Sultan added the Alai Darwaza to the Qutab Minar? Alauddin Khalji
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1. With which amendment act has Panchayati Raj received constitutional
status?
73rd
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2. Which major component is used in preparation of different types of
glasses?
Silica
3. Which region is culturally closer to India but ethnically closer to China? South-East Asia
4. Which processe of weathering belongs to both mechanical and chemical
weathering?
Crystallization
5. ‘Arhai-Din-Ka Jhonpra’ built by Qutbuddin Aibak, where is this located? Ajmer
6. By whom was the first estimate of national income in India made? Dadabhai Naoroji
7. In human beings, normally in which part, does the sperm fertilize the
ovum?
Fallopian tube
8. By which committee were Mandai Panchayats recommended? Ashok Mehta
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Committee
9. Which countries have achieved a negative growth rate of population? Australia, Canada and
Sweden
10. Akbar founded his own religion known as ‘Din-iIlahi’ what was its mean? Divine faith
11. The refractive index of a given piece of transparent quartz is greatest for
which light?
Violet light
12. Where were the war criminals of the II World War put to trial? Peitersburg
13. Ali Akbar plays which musical instrument? Sarod
14. In which cotu does World’s highest urban density of population occurs? Tokyo
15. In which year did Akbar defeat Rana Pratap in the Battle of Haldighati? 1576
16. Which part of human brain is the regulating centre for swallowing and
vomiting?
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Medulla oblongata
17. Which act aimed at providing a federal structure for India? Government of India
Act, 1935
18. What is the main constituent of vinegar? Acetic acid
19. What separates Daman and Diu? Gulf of Khambat
20. Which territory was outside the boundaries of the Mughal Empire during the
reign of Akbar?
Bijapur
21. Which bank prints currency notes of the denomination of Rs. 100? The Bank Note Press,
Dewas
22. The year 1995 is the golden Jubilee year of which international
organisations?
UNO
23. Which component of plants receives stimulus for flowering? Leaves
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24. Where is Port Blair situated? South Andaman
25. When Akbar surrounded Chittor fort, who saved it for four months? Jaimal
26. Which was adopted from the Maurya dynasty in the emblem of Government
of India?
Four lions
27. Long distance short-wave radio broad casting uses which waves? Ionospheric wave
28. Who amongst the following is the anther of the Book “The Folded Earth”? Anuradha Roy
29. Which group of rivers fall in the Bay of Bengal? Ganga, Brahmaputra,
Hooghly
30. Who is known as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’? Dadabhai Naoroji
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1. What is the highest denomination of currency notes in circulation as legal
tender in India at present?
Rs. 1000
2. Pollination takes place with the help of bird, what is called? Ornithophily
3. The Lok Sabha Secretariat comes under the direct supervision of which
ministry?
Ministry of Human
Affairs
4. Narmada river originates from Amarkantak in which state? Madhya Pradesh
5. Which upheaval took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of
1857?
Indigo Disturbances
6. Which thing acts as an antidote to HgCl2 poisoning? White of egg
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7. Who has directed the film ‘Little Buddha’? Bernardo Bertolucci
8. The United Nations declared 2014 as the International Year of which thing? Crystallography
9. Which is the largest mustard oil growing state? U.P.
10. Which revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his noval
Anand Math?
Sanyasi rebellion
11. Which animal lays eggs and does not produce young ones directly? Echidna
12. What is the maximum number of representatives of the States in Lok
Sabha?
530
13. Which satellite is used in ship-to-shore and shoreto-shore and shore-to-ship
communication?
Marisat
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14. Which state has the largest net irrigated area? Tamil Nadu
15. By whom was the Indian Independence League set up? Ras Behari Bose
16. Among Indian Economists who had done pioneering work on National
Income?
V. K. R. V. Rao
17. When is International Youth Day, recognized by the UN observed? August 12
18. How many pair of heart is found in an earthworm? Four
19. Which is not a landform, which results due to rejuvenation of a river? Oxbow lake
20. Quit India Movement started after the failure of which proposal? Cripps’ proposal
21. The members of the State Legislative Assembly are elected for what
period?
5 years
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22. Which compound is used for writing on glass? Hydrogen fluoride
23. The name Kunjarani Devi is associated with which gaem? Weight lifting
24. Which type of spurs is typically associated with valleyglaciers? Truncated
25. By whom was word Adivasi was used for the first time to refer to the tribal
people?
Thakkar Bappa
26. Who was the chairman of National Income Committee? P. C. Mahalanobis
27. What is systolic and diastolic pressure in a healthy man? 120 mm and 80 mm
28. Which One feature is distinguishing the Rajya Sabha from the vidhan
Parishad?
Indirect election
29. Which hot dust-laden wind is blowing from Sahara desert to Mediterranean
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region?
Sirocco
30. The greatest development in the Kushana period was in which field? Art
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1. Recoil of a gun is an example of which thing? Conservation of linear
momentum
2. Who is the first Indian woman to win an Asian Games gold in 400m run? Kamaljit Sandhu
3. Which of the following awards was conferred on Mrs. Kiran Bedi? Magsaysay
4. Temperate Cyclone are characterized by which side? Fronts
5. Which dynasty succeeded Sungas? Kanvas
6. Which destroy the toxic substance found in digested food? Liver
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7. When was the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India added? By the first
Amendment
8. Which compound is commonly used as antifreeze in automobile radiators? Glycerol
9. The Himalyas are approximately how many kilometer long? 2500
10. The rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram were built under the patronage of
which king?
Pallava kings
11. What is the main source of fund for the National Highway Authority of
India?
Cess
12. Who is the first non-Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna? Khan Abdul Ghaffar
Khan
13. Which group has the highest number of endangered species? Reptiles
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14. Which range of Himalayas is know for hill stantions? Himachal
15. Which religion was patronised by Rashtrakutas? Jainism
16. By which Amendment, the power to amend the Constitution was specifically
conferred upon the Parliament?
24th
17. By whom was Neutron discovered? Chadwick
18. Which is the first Indian woman to reach Olympic finals in individual track
events?
P. T. Usha
19. Which city will never get the vertical rays of the Sun? Srinagar
20. Tipu Sultan took support of which power to fight the English? French
21. From which country does More than one-third of the crude steel production
of the world comes?
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China
22. Silent valley having rare plant and animal is located in which state? Kerala
23. Which part of the Constitution deals with the Directive Principles of State
Policy?
Part IV
24. In terms of area, India is which largest country of the world? Seventh
25. Who was the founder of the autonomous kingdom of Avadh? Saadat Khan Burhanul-Mulk
26. When water vapours are passed over aluminium carbide, what do we get? Methane
27. India won the last Hockey Olympic Gold in which year? 1980, Moscow
28. Who was the first Defence Minister of India? N. Gopalaswami
Ayyangar
29. Asteroids have their orbits between which planets? Mars and Jupiter
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30. With which had the Indus Valley people trade relations? Mesopotamia
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1. Which of the following has been found useful in keeping cholesterol level
down?
Garlic
2. Which Directive Principle is based on Gandhian ideology? Promotion of cottage
industries
3. The tendency of liquid drop to contract and why does it occupy minimum
area?
Due to Surface tension
4. After howmany years does Halley’s comet appear once in a period? 76 years
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5. At which Harappan site have traces of a horse been found? Surkotda
6. When was the Reserve Bank of India taken over by the Government? 1948
7. Who was the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court? Leila Seth
8. What is the ready source of energy available for athletes? Carbohydrates
9. Which is the time required for the Earth to return to a given point in its orbit
with reference to fixed star?
Sideral year
10. By whom was the Fourth Buddhist-Council held? Kanishka
11. After a no confidence motion is admitted to the Lok Sabha, who decides a
date for the debate?
Lok Sabha Speaker
12. Which metal was first discovered by man? Copper
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13. Who said ‘At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India will awake
to life and freedom’?
Jawaharlal Nehru
14. When it is 12:00 noon in India, what would be the time in San Francisco
(USA)?
8 : 30 p.m. of previous
day
15. Which rulers held a religious assembly at Prayag every five years? Harshavardhana
16. Of which purpose was Nationalisation of banks done? Consolidating the
economy
17. Urine of a diabetes patient contains more than average quantity of which
thing?
Sugar
18. How many times was the term of the Lok Sabha extended upto 6 years? Once
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19. Which activity occupies the largest area of the world? Pastoral herding
20. Which was the first scholar, who read Ashokan edicts? James Princep
21. Who was the only Indian woman who became President of WHO? Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur
22. When water is heated from 0 degree C to 20 degree C, how does its volume
change?
It shall increase
23. Which is a form of heart disease in which blood supply to the heart is
inadequate?
Angina
24. Which natural region is best known for the production of grapes? Mediterranean
25. Which is an example of Mauryan art? Bull capital, Rampurva
26. To whom does UPSC submit its annual report on its work? The Union Home
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Minister
27. What are soaps? Sodium or potassium
salts of heavier fatty
acids
28. In India, in which was the service tax first introduced? 1994
29. Which country is well known for diamond cutting industry? Belgium
30. At the instance of which rular was the Kallashanath Temple at Ellora
excavated?
Krishna I
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1. Which is the first geostationary telecommunication satellite of India? APPLE
2. Which animal breathes through the skin? Frog
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3. Under whose signature are the members of All-India Services appointed? President
4. Which country are World’s leading producer of fertilizers? U.S.A.-Russia
5. Where is the temple of Angkorvat? In Cambodia
6. If the angle between two plane mirrors is 60°; then how many number of
image will be formed?
5
7. Late Raja Ravi Verma, was an eminent figure in which field? Painting
8. Under which do all taxes come? Revenue receipts
9. Which is the largest temperate desert of the world? Patagonian desert
10. In whose rule was Islam, as the state religion, abolished? Akbar
11. Dog bite can cause rabies. Which other animal can also cause rabies? Bat
12. In which does the subject of Co-operative Societies fall? Concurrent List
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13. Which material is suitable for water purification? Zeolites
14. Folding is the result of which force? Orogenetic force
15. With whom did Alberuni come to India? Mahmud of Ghazni
16. Bulo C. Rani was associated with which field? Motion picture
17. How many members are there in the International Finance Corporation? 184
18. In plant energy is produced during which process? Respiration
19. Maoris are the inhabitants of which counrty? New Zealand
20. Who was teh most famous court-poet (in Hindi literature) of Akbar? Abdur Rahim-Khan-iKhanan
21. With what subject do the Articles 5 to 8 of the Constitution of India deal? Citizenship
22. In which part of the eye lies the pigment, that decides the colour of the eyes
of a person?
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Choroid
23. Who is called the ‘Father of Economics’? Adam Smith
24. The indigenous people living in Fiji and Papua New Guinea belong to which
group?
Melanesian group
25. By whom was Agra Fort built? Akbar
26. Pakistan which rejoined the Commonwealth, had pulled itself out it in which
year?
1972
27. Which movement in plant induced by external stimuli? Paratonic movement
28. How long the term of the Lok Sabha can be extended? By 1 year at a time
29. Which city is nearest to the Tropic of Cancer? Kolkata
30. The treaty of Purandhar was signed in 1665 with Shivaji by which soldier
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statesman?
Raja Jai Singh
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1. Which chemical is used in foam fire extinguishers? Aluminium sulphate
2. Where is the headquarters of World Health Organization? Geneva, Switzerland
3. By whom was concept of Five Year Plans in India introduced? Jawaharlal Nehru
4. West Bengal shares boundaries with how many foreign countries? Three
5. Who was the successor of Shivaji? Sambhaji
6. Appetite and satiety centres of brain, where are present in? Hypothalmus
7. How are representatives of Union Territories in Lok Sabha chosen? Direct elections
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8. With which can Radio wave of constant amplitude be generated? Oscillator
9. Which Indian state is known as ‘Land of Five Rivers’? Punjab
10. Who was the leader of the Young Bengal Movement? Henry Vivian Derozio
11. Who is the author of the book colours of the rainbow? Ranjita Biswas
12. Who composed the National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’? Rabindranath Tagore
13. Which gland disapear during old age? Thymus
14. Which rivers joins Ganga at Allahabad? Yamuna
15. Who was the leader of Poona Sarvajanik Sabha founded in 1870? Justice Ranade
16. Finance Commission consists of howmany members? A Chairman and three
other members
17. Which element is with the highest electrical conductivity? Silver
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18. If the cash-reserve ratio is lowered by the Central bank, what will be its
effect on credit creation?
Increase
19. Which is not a plantation crop? Sugarcane
20. By whom was first women’s university in India was founded? Dhondo Keshave
Karve
21. What was Sachin Tendulkar’s average when he made his first thousand runs
in ODls?
35.83
22. By whom was the most important theory of general biology proposed? Darwin and Wallace
23. After howmany years is Finance Commission constituted by the President? Every five years
24. Which is the major silk producing state in India? Karnataka
25. Who led Vaikom Satyagraha in 1924? K. P. Kesava Menon
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26. In a p-type semiconductor, Which are the majority charge carriers? Holes
27. Sergei Bubkha,an athlete of international repute, belongs to which country? Ukraine
28. Which Public Sector bank’ emblem figures a dog and the words ‘faithful,
friendly’ in it?
Syndicate Bank
29. Pediplains and inselbergs are features of the old stage of which cycle of
erosion?
Arid
30. On the death of Gandhiji, who said that “The light has gone out of our
lives…..”?
Jawaharlal Nehru
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1. Which harmful element tobacoo exists in tobacoo? Nicotine
2. Who is known as the Father of the Indian Constitution? Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
3. During electrolysis, which the species are discharged at cathode? Cations
4. Which force is responsible for syncline formation? Crustal compression
5. Where was Swarajya declared as the goal of the Congress at its session held
in 1906?
Calcutta
6. Who was the 1st President of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in
India)?
R.E. Grant Govan
7. Which country won the Cricket World Cup in 2011? India
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8. The massive hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctica was first discovered
in which year?
1985
9. How is general weather associated with anticyclone? Fine and dry
10. During which Gupta king’s reign did the chinese traveller Fahien visit
India?
Chandragupta II
11. When did Mr. Attlee, Prime Minister of England, announce tile transfer of
power to the Indians?
June, 1948
12. Who is the recepient of Nobel Prize for the development of Wireless
Telegraphy?
Marconi
13. What does Net factor income from abroad added to GDP give? GNP
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14. What are tropical cyclones of the Bay of Bengal usually called? Typhoons
15. Which king of the Gupta Dynasty was called the’ Napolean of India’? Samudragupta
16. Who was the first woman to win the Jnanpith Award? Ashapurna Devi
17. What is the single greatest current threat to biodiversity? habitat destruction
18. The Lok Sabha Secretariat comes under the direct supervision of which
ministry?
Ministry of Human
Affairs
19. In India, what is the main limiting factor for cultivation? Indequacy of water
supply
20. Who is believed to have created the raga Miyan Ki Malhar? Tansen
21. Fisher-Tropsch process is used in the manufacture of which liquid? Synthetic petrol
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22. Dr. Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize for which work? Gitanjali
23. PIIGS is the group of nations falling under which zone? Euro zone
24. Which state is the largest producer of black pepper in India? Kerala
25. Which was a renowned Jain scholar who greatly honoured by Akbar? Harivijaya
26. Which gland is situated beneath the brain and whose oversecretion produces
giants-size children?
Pituitary
27. What is the maximum number of representatives of the States in Lok
Sabha?
530
28. Who laid the foundation of nuclear science in the country? Homi J. Bhabha
29. NASA’s Deep Impact space mission was employed to take detailed pictures
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of which comet nucleus?
Tempel 1
30. Of which site of Harappan is associated with rice cultivation? Lothal
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1. Who is the youngest player to score a century in test cricket? Mobd, Ashraful
2. Which was the lady to win the Wimbledon singles title successfully nine
times?
Martina Navratilova
3. There are approximately howmany muscles in human body? 700
4. How does the earth rotate around its axis? From west to east
5. Who ‘was killed by Shivaji? Afzal Khan
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6. By whom is Agricultural Income Tax assigned to the State Governments? By the Constitution of
India
7. Which substance is used as antiknock compound? TEL
8. Terms of economics, which recession occurring two times with a small gap
in between?
Deep Recession
9. What is the plane of contact of the troposphere and stratosphere? Tropopause
10. Who usurped the throne of Magadlia in 322 B. C.? Chandragupta Maurya
11. Which personality is credited with starting ‘Vana Mahotsava’ in 1950? K. M. Munshi
12. The deficiency of which leads to dental caries? Fluorine
13. Trade Union comes under which List? Concurrent list
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14. Which instrument used for measuring relative humidity in air? Hygrograph
15. Who is said to have conquered the land between Arabian Sea and Bay of
Bengal?
Bindusara
16. What is the SI unit of Young’s modulus of elasticity? Newton/m2
17. ‘I have nothing to offer except blood, sweat and tears’ was said by which
person?
Churchill
18. What is the mean of Cheap Money? Low Rate of Interest
19. Which is Zebras inhabit? Savanna lands
20. Which ruler of southern India were the contemporaries of kings of the Gupta
empire?
Vakatakas
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21. In which antibody formation takes place? Blood Plasma
22. A Municipal Corporation is set up in a city with howmuch population of not
less than?
10 lakh
23. Non-stick cooking utensils are coated with which metal? Teflon
24. Where are tropical deciduous or monsoonal forests occur? Burma, India,
Thailand, Brazil
25. Which was the great Hindu king who combined in himself the qualities of
Samudragupta and Ashoka?
Harshavardhana
26. Who used the phrase ‘Un-British’ to criticize the English colonial control of
India?
Dadabhai Naoroji
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27. The writer of Mahabhasya ‘Patanjali’ was a contemporary of which ruler? Pushyamitra Sunga
28. What is good source of protein? Soyabean
29. In which region are the -most ideal conditions for the chemical weathering
are found in?
Hot and humid regions
30. Who laid the foundation of the first independent Turkish kingdom in India? Qutubuddin Aibak
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1. Which is a source of income of the Gram Panchayats? Levy Duties
2. If temperature rises, what will be the coefficient of viscosity of liquid? Decreases
3. According to the law of demand, what happens when price increases? Demand decreases
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4. Which represents a process of chemical weathering? Hydration and
Hydrolysis
5. Who first divided his empire into Iqtas during the process of civil
administration?
Iltutmish
6. Which river demarcate the partial boundary between South Africa and
Botswana?
Limpopo
7. Who is known as father of taxonomy? Linnaeus
8. By which act was the office of Governor General of India created? Government of India
Act, 1858
9. Which current is produced by upwelling of water off the coast of Chile and
Peru?
Humboldt Current
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10. Who said, “Ram and Rahim are the two different name of the same God”? Kabir
11. How can Permanent hardness of water be removed? By adding washing
soda
12. The Sun City is located in which continent? South Africa
13. Which situation makes a firm most efficient? Lowest average costs
14. On the shore of which counrty cold currents have cooling effect? Peru
15. Which pioneer was in preaching Nirguna Bhakti in medieval India? Ramananda
16. Which animal have no blood but they respire? Hydra
17. Who is known as the Father of the Indian Constitution? Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
18. To an observer on the lunar surface, during the day time, how will the sky
appear?
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Black
19. The important fishing areas called Grand Bank and Georges Bank located in
which region?
North-west Atlantic
20. Which lady wrote a historical account during the Mughal Period? Gulbadan Begam
21. Among the SAARC country, which is the most densely populated country? Bangladesh
22. What is the total number of judges of the International Court of Justice
(ICJ)?
15
23. What is known as venus’s flower? Euplectella
24. Sunda Trench lies in which ocean? Indian Ocean
25. Between which the Battle of Khanwa was fought? Babar and Rana Sanga
26. By which is in In practice the policy of the Government shaped? The Cabinet
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27. What is Electromagnetic radiation with maximum wavelength? Radio waves
28. During which prime minister was the strategy of Rolling plan was adopted? Morarji Desai
29. Aravalli ranges are an example of which mountains? Residual mountains
30. Which war was ended by the Treaty of Madras? First Mysore war
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1. What was the pen name of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhaye? Anila Devi
2. What is the smallest structural and functional unit of nervous system? Neuron
3. To whom are the Ministers individually responsible? The President
4. Which mountain passes lies outside India? Khyber
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5. To whom the credit of discovering the sea route of India goes? Portuguese
6. What is the unit of luminous efficiency of an electric bulb? Lumen / watt
7. Which Veda contains an account of magical charms and spells? Atharva-veda
8. For howmany years is rolling plan? One year
9. Where does rainfall from the south-west monsoon reach? Delta region of
Mahanadi
10. Which Indian leader was dismissed by British from the Indian Civil
Service?
Surendranath Banerji
11. Which is the membrane that protects the developing embryo from
desication?
Amnion
12. By whom is the Contingency Fund of the State operated? Governor
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13. Which nuclear particles responsible for holding all nucleons together? Mesons
14. The retreating monsoon withdraws from which state? North-west India to
Bengal
15. Who was associated with supression of Thugs? Captain Sleeman
16. How many centuries in Tests did Sunil Gavaskar bag when he retired? 34
17. Which country was readmitted to the Olympics after her 21 year
suspension?
South Africa
18. What is France’s global ranking in terms of the number of animal species
under threat?
8
19. Where is the Indian Wild Ass (Ghor-Khur) found? The Rann of Kachch
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20. Who was the first President of the Indian Trade Union Congress in 1920? Lala Lajpat Rai
21. Whose prior consent can the Money Bills be introduced in the State
Legislature?
Governor
22. If one wants to throw a cricket ball to the maximum distance, then at which
angle should he throw it?
45°
23. Through which methods is the national income of India estimated mainly? Production and income
methods
24. What is the first month of the ‘Saka era’? Chaitra
25. Who were popularly known as Red Shirts? Khudai Khidmatgars
26. Which was the 1st non Test playing country to befit India in an international
match?
Sri Lanka
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27. Which type of experiment has the maximum spatial scale? Natural experiment
28. ‘Holding a ‘Bandh’ was declared illegal for the first time in India by which
High Courts?
Kerala High Court
29. Rotation of the earth causes deflection of wind by which force? Coriolis force
30. Who is known as the Ught of Asia? Lord Buddha
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1. What is generally present in tonics? Ethanol
2. Who won the Hockey Gold (men) in the 1992 Barcelona Games? Germany
3. Which are referred to as the developed economies? Countries having large
per capita income
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4. Which component of the atmosphere has increased during the last 200
years?
Carbon dioxide
5. Which king was an ardent follower of Jainism? Kharavela
6. Which are two richest known sources of edible protein? Soy-bean and
groundnut
7. Who was the Finance Minister of India in the Interim Government during
1946-1947?
R. K. Shanmukham
Chetty
8. How are Air-pockets that cause aircrafts to lose altitude suddenly caused? Temperature inversions
9. Which region is the world’s best cod-fishing ground? North-east Atlantic
10. In which century did the famous Chinese pilgrim Fahien visit India? 5th century AD
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11. For which sport is the Val Barker Cup awarded in the Olympic Games? Boxing
12. Who is the player to claim 50 ODI wickets in least number of matches? Ajantha Mendis
13. Which nutrients are most likely to be affected by food processing and
storage?
Vitamins
14. Which are the Soils that developed in humid tropical regions? Laterite
15. Which was the official language of Gupta period? Sanskrit
16. What Minimum age is required to contest for Presidentship? 35 years
17. What does mixture of CS2 and H2S on passing over heated copper give? Methane
18. Who long do the World Bank and IMF give respectively? Long term and short
term credits
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19. ‘Syntaxial Bent’ is a feature of which range? Himalayas
20. Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to India in which year? 1498
21. Which is the most ancient musical instrument? Veena
22. Which is a round worm that enters man’s body through the soles of the
feet?
Hookworm
23. In case a President dies while in office, for howmany months can the VicePresident
act as President?
6 months
24. Which waterfall in India has the most height? Kunchikal Falls
25. Which was capital of Raja Ranjit Singh of Punjab? Lahore
26. What is the escape velocity of a particle of mass m varies? mo
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27. Which deals of ‘Art of Warfare’? Chhao of Mayurbhanj
28. Which country is the largest debtor of UNO? U.S.
29. Which Indian port leads in imports? Mumbai
30. Of which metal were the tools and weapons of Harappan civilisation? Copper, tin and bronze
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1. What is a Dental formula of man? 2123/2123
2. What is the maximum permissible period between two sessions of a State
Legislative Assembly?
Six months
3. What is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust? Aluminium
4. Which state has the maximum length of surface roads? Tamil Nadu
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5. Which God with three heads and horns, surrounded by animals, represented
on a seal from Mohenjodaro?
Pashupati
6. What is an example of vestigial organ in man? Canine teeth
7. Which is associated with the formation of brown air in traffic congested
cities?
Nitrogen oxide
8. What is the Mendel’s principles of inheritance? Sexual reproduction
9. Foucault experiment is proof of which body? Rotation of Earth
10. Where had Buddha delivered maximum sermons? Sravasti
11. Chief Ministers of all the States are ex-officio members of which council? National Development
Council
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12. If the temperature of a patient is 40°C, what will be his temperature on
Fahrenheit scale?
104° F
13. In India, which first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded
in 1881?
Oudh Commercial
Bank
14. In which the radiant energy of the sun is transmitted? Short waves
15. Who was the first foreigner to invade India? Darius I
16. Jude Felix has established reputation as an Indian player in which game? Hockey
17. What is the study of effect of light on various biological life process? Photobiology
18. Who was made the Home Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru formed the
Interim Government in 1946?
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Sardar Patel
19. When can one record the lowest temperature of air? Just before sunrise
20. Which Gupta ruler was related to the Licchavis on his mother’s side? Samudragupta
21. Balloons are filled with which gas? Helium
22. Hitendra Desai was a noted figure in which field? Politics
23. Which rural bank has been named after a river? Varada Grameen Bank
24. What happens when the water content in the atmosphere? Decreases as
temperature increases
25. In which inscription are the achievements of Samudragupta described? Allahabad pillar
inscription
26. By which instrument the rate of growth of plant is measured? Auxanometer
27. In which ’ State, no tribe has been declared as ‘Scheduled’ by the
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President?
Haryana
28. What is the The chemical part of the dye that absorbs light and produces
colour called?
A pigment
29. In the Semi-arid and Temperate grasslands, which are the most commonly
found animals?
Sheep and goats
30. In which part was the Nagar style of architecture develop mostly? South India
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1. Which Asian languages are UN official languages? Chinese & Arabic
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2. How many country are represented in International Monetary Fund (IMF)? 163
3. Translocation of carbohydrate nutrient usually occurs in which form? Maltose
4. Which tree is not a soft wood variety? Mahogany
5. Which Sultan of Delhi has been described by the historians as the ‘mixture
of opposites’?
Muhammad Tughluq
6. When did Mr. Attlee, Prime Minister of England, announce tile transfer of
power to the Indians?
June, 1948
7. Which when dissolved in HO gives hissing sound? Limestone
8. Unemployment occurs when workers move from one job to another job? Frictional
unemployment
9. Which decaying vegetation produces organic acids which causes a breakdown
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of minerals?
Chemical weathering
10. Nicolo Conti, the traveller, who visited Vijayanagara kingdom in 1420 A.D.,
belongs to which country?
Italy
11. Who is the author of the controversial book ‘Forbidden Verses’? Abu Nawaz
12. Pneumoconiosis affects the workers who work mainly in which industry? Coal mining industry
13. Who proposed the Preamble before the Drafting Committee of the
Constitution?
Jawaharlal Nehru
14. A V-shaped valley is a feature produced by which river? Youthful river
15. In the Delhi Sultanate, the work of ‘Mustauf-iMamalik’ was related to
which?
Auditing
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16. Which is a part of the eye that helps in changing the focal length of crystalline
lensis?
Ciliary muscles
17. When is International women’s Day recognized by the UN observed? March 8
18. Which type of unemployment mostly found in India? Disguised
19. Which is the largest sea in the world? South China Sea
20. Where did Akbar build the Panch Mahal, noted for its various types of
pillars?
Fatehpur Sikri
21. Food is converted into energy in which of the cellular organelles of cell? Mitochondria
22. According to which system are the members of the Rajya Sabha elected? Single Transferable
Vote System
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23. What does the rusting of iron nail? Increases its weight
24. Who built the mausoleum of Jahangir and where? Nur Jahan at Lahore
25. Which is-the largest Gulf in the World? The Gulf of Mexico
26. The World Cup Cricket Twenty-20 title in the 2012 was won by why
country?
Australia
27. Ben Johnson (Canadian) was disqualified in the 1998 Seoul Olympic in the
Athletics?
100 m
28. What is Study of inter relationship between living organism and their
environment?
Ecology
29. What is the length of India’s coastline? About 7500 km
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30. By whom were India’s famous Peacock Throne and the diamond Koh-eNoor
taken away?
Nadir Shah
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1. The Rajya Sabha can have a maximum strength of howmany members? 250
2. Which are the The best and the poorest conductors of heat respectively? Silver (Ag), and lead
(Pb)
3. From which sector does the highest sector wise contribution to gross domestic
saving comes?
Household sector
4. Which State has the largest coastline in India? Gujarat
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5. The first Governor-General of India was appointed under the provisions of
which act?
1833
6. Saraswati Samman is given annually for outstanding contribution to which
field?
Literature
7. In dry regions, the leaf size of a tree becomes smaller why? Reduce transpiration
8. Howmany subjects are in the State List? 66 subjects
9. The Sivasamudram Falls is on which river? Cauvery
10. With reference to the Revolt of 1857, who laid siege to Jhansi in March
1858?
Sir Hugh Rose
11. Which metal is not attacked by the environment? Gold
12. Which book brought the first Nobel Prize to an Indian? Gitanjali
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13. Why has the per capita income been low in India? Because of population
growth
14. The ‘Chilka lake region’ lies in between the deltas of which rivers– Mahahadi and
Godavari
15. Dhondu Pant is better known as which name? Nana Saheb
16. What is richest source of vitamin D is? Cod liver oil
17. The distribution of power between Centre and the States is based on which
scheme?
Government of India
Act, 1935
18. When light passes from air into glass it experiences change in which
things?
Wavelength and speed
19. What is Crop rotation? Growing different
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crops-in succession
20. Whose ideas had Influenced Mahatma Gandhi’s thought? Tolstoy
21. Where did India first win the Olympic Hockey gold? Amsterdam
22. FIFA World Cup 2018 would be held in which country? Russia
23. Which vitamin is synthesised in the body by intestinal bacteria? Vitamin K
24. Which region experiences three cropping season for rice in India (Rice Bowl
of India)?
Brahmaputra valley
25. With reference to Indian freedom struggle which event occurred earliest? Lucknow Pact
26. Which was the Capital of Andhra State when it was made a separate State in
the year 1953?
Kurnool
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27. Which colloidal solution is used in photography? Colloidal silver
bromite
28. In India, in which sector was the co-operative movement initiated? Agricultural credit
29. Which pair of States is the leading producer of tobacco in India? Andhra Pradesh and
Gujarat
30. The ‘Paditrupputtu’ is a collection of poems in the praise of which king? Chera
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1. Where is the headquarters of UNESCO? Paris
2. Which types of light are strongly absorbed by plants? Blue and red
3. Which Union Ministry is implementing the Biodiesel Mission (as Nodal
Ministry)?
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Ministry of Rural
Development
4. Where are diesel locomotives manufactured? Varanasi
5. The silver coins of the Gupta period were known by which name? Rupyaka
6. When two bodies stick together after the collision, what this is said? Completely inelastic
7. Where is the headquarters of Amnesty International? London
8. What is the ideal average NPK ratio aggregated for the country as a whole? 4 : 2 : 1
9. On which date the earth is at the largest distance from the sun (Apehelion)? July 4th
10. Which structure was constructed by Emperor Akbar in Fatehpur Sikri? Panch Mahal
11. Which organ breaks fat to produce cholesterol? Liver
12. By whom the salary and perquisites of the Prime Minister of India are
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decided?
Parliament
13. During the fermentation of sugar, which enzyme which converts glucose
into ethyl alcohol?
zymase
14. The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the place of
which point?
Equator
15. Who was the first Indian Hindi scholar of the Mughal period? Abdur Rahim
16. Amnesty International is an organisation associated with which field? Protection of human
rights
17. Which human organ is most susceptible to harmful radiations? Lungs
18. Which part modified into pitcher in pitcher plant? Leaf
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19. Who introduced the term anticyclone for the first time? F. Galton
20. Which distinguishes the Harappan from other contemporary civilizations of
the world?
Town planning and
drainage
21. What about ministry in the event of the resignation or death of the Prime
Minister?
The Ministry is
dissolved
22. A temperature difference of 25°C is equivalent to a temperature difference
of howmany F?
45° F
23. Participatory Notes (PNs) are associated with which investors? Foreign Institutional
Investors
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24. Why do the tropical cyclones not occur close to the equator? Weak coriolis force
25. What was the primary purpose of a seal in the Indus Valley Civilisation? To signify ownership
of property
26. What is Anosmia? Loss of the sense of
smell
27. Entomophily pollination occur with the help of which creatures? Insects
28. English is the official language of which State? Nagaland
29. Which river does not form any delta at its mouth? Tapti & Narmada
30. Who presided over the first Buddhist Council held at Rajgriha? Maha Kassapa
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1. A deuterium nucleus consists of which particles? One proton and one
neutron
2. With which field is Begum Akhtar associated? Vocal Music
3. In which year, some more commercial banks in addition to the first lot of 141
were nationalised in India?
1980
4. Penganga, Wardha and Wainganga are the tributaries of which river? Godavari
5. What was the first discourse of Buddha at Deer Park in Sarnath called?
6. A person feel fatigued due to depositon of which acid in their muscles? Latic Acid
7. In which country does State funding of elections take place? Germany and Austria
8. What is the quantity that remains unchanged in a transformer? Frequency
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9. Which planet take maximum time for one revolution around the Sun? Jupiter
10. Which inscription describes the achievements of Kharavela, king of
Kalinga?
Hathigunipha
inscription
11. Who has been designated as the chairman by the IBA? K. R. Kamath
12. ‘Asian Drama’, by Gunnar Karl Myrdal, is a book on which subjects? Economics
13. In the retina of eye cells what is present for colour differentiation? Cones
14. When will the Smith-tuttle comet crash with Earth? In 2116 AD
15. St. Thomas came to India in 1st century A. D. to propogate christianity.
During which reign did he come?
Gondophernes
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16. The President of the Indian Union has the same constitutional authority as
which country?
British Monarch
17. How many moles are there is 140 g of Si (atomic mass of silicon is 28)? 5
18. In which plan was the objective of self-reliance and zero net foreign aid
declared?
Fourth 5-Yr Plan
19. What is the approximate circumference of the Earth? 30,000 km
20. Which Sultan of Delhi had accepted the Suzerainty of the Timurid ruler
Mirza Shah Rukh?
Khizr Khan Sayyid
21. Which book was written by Gandhiji? My Experiments with
Truth
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22. Which vitamin is essential for the coagulation of blood? Vitamin K
23. Which describes India as a Secular State? Preamble to the
Constitution
24. When the wind is deflected due to the rotation of the Earth, what is it
called?
Geostropic wind
25. Which part of Delhi where Aibak laid the foundation of the first so called
‘Seven cities’ of medieval Delhi,?
Mehrauli
26. Which is used in storage batteries? Lead
27. When is World Population Day, recognized by the UN is observed? July 11
28. Who was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission? Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
29. The equatorial regions receive rainfall throughout the year. What is the
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annual rainfall?
250 cms
30. When Abdur Razzak from Persia visited Hampi, who was the ruler of
Vijayanagar in South India?
Devaraya II
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1. How much protein a working woman must intake everyday? 45 g
2. Who was the first leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha? Kamlapati Tripathi
3. An element X forms an oxide X03. 6
4. Which is the world’s largest desert? Sahara
5. From where Alauddin Khalji captured the Delhi throne after securing
fabulous wealth?
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Devagiri
6. Which year is celebrated as International Year of the Shark? 2009
7. Who was the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest? Bachhendri Pal
8. What is the introduction of foreign genes for improving genotype? Immunisation
9. The problem of leaching of the soil is more pronounced in the areas how
rainfall is there?
Heavy
10. Who was the first Mughal emperor to allow Britishers to establish trade links
with India?
Jahangir
11. In the context of Indian wild life, what is the flying fox? Bat
12. Who appoints the Chairman of the UPSC? President
13. Why is In a hydel station the motion produced in turbines? Due to the flow of
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water
14. Moon shaped sand-dunes, formed by which wind action? Barkhans
15. During the decline of the Mughal empire By whom were the Jats were
organised into a political force?
Badan Singh
16. Which is useful in the detection of landmines? Wasp
17. Which instrument used to measure the force and velocity of the wind? Anemometer
18. Which is the phylum that includes exclusively marine animal? Echinodermata
19. Which river has the largest drainage basin? Amazon
20. In which year was the Third Battle of Panipat fought? 1761
21. What is the part of the Constitution that reflects the mind and ideals of the
framers?
Preamble
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22. Which polymeric material is used for making bullet proof jacket? KEVLAR
23. Upon which development the Second Five Year Plan laid mote stress? Industrialisation
24. Which is the largest fresh water lake in the world? Lake Superior
25. Who’ among the following Governor-Generals formed the Triple Alliance
against Tipu Sultan?
Lord Cornwallis
26. Pandit K.G. Ginde, was well known for his contribution in when field? Music
27. Insects that can transmit diseases to human are referred to as which name? Vectors
28. In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from which country? England
29. In which sea are the Lakshadweep Islands are situated? Arabian Sea
30. Who was elected as the President of All-India Khilafat Conference when it
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met at Delhi in 1919?
Mahatma Gandhi
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1. What is most suitable for the core of an electromagnet? Soft iron
2. What is common between Kutty, Shankar, Laxman and Sudhir Dar? Drawing Cartoons
3. On which bast is the India’s wage policy? Cost of living
4. Which is east of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Indonesia
5. Who pioneered Khilafat Movement? Ali Brothers
6. Which insect spreads kala-azar? Sand fly
7. How many members of the Rajya Sabha are nominated by the President of
India?
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12
8. Which is the main ingredient in cement? Lime stone
9. By what name is the Ganga known in Bangladesh? Padma
10. Who voted against the partition of India in the A.I.C.C. meeting held on 14
June 1947?
Khan Abdul Ghaffar
Khan
11. Late Girilal Jain was a noted figure in which field? Journalism
12. Where is the headquarters of East African Development Bank? Uganda
13. Which industry produces the most nonbiodegradable wastes? Thermal power plants
14. Which peninsular river is westward flowing? Tapti
15. Who is regarded as the ‘Mother of the Indian Revolution’? Madam Bhikaiji Cama
16. How much the time gap between two sessions of the Parliament should not
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exceed?
6 months
17. A convex mirror makes a good rear-view mirror for a car. Why? It forms erect, reduced
images
18. In recent years, how have the capital outlays for the defence service? Increasing steadily
19. Ankaleshwar and Navagaon are two oil fields in which state? Gujarat
20. What was the capital of Hoyasals? Dwarasamudra
21. When was ‘Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA)
formed?
1994
22. What is the interrelated food chains in an ecological community? Food Web
23. By whom is the conditions of service and tenure of the Election Commissioner
prescribed?
Parliament
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24. Where was the first oil well in India was dug? Digboi
25. Timur, the Lame invaded India during the reign of which ruler? Mohammad Shah
Tughlaq
26. Which elementis produced when concentrated cinnabar is roasted in the
excess of air?
Hg
27. Where is the headquarters of Pan American Health Organisation? Mexico
28. Which is the most important item of non-plan expenditure? Interest payment
29. Neap tides occur during which phase of the moon? First and third quarter
30. Which Peshwas was popularly known as Nana Saheb? Balaji Baji Rao
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Question Answer
1. Which vegetable protein is considered as good as an animal protein? Soyabean protein
2. In which year were the first general elections in India held? 1951
3. Which nuclides having the same number of neutrons but different number of
protons or mass number?
Isotones
4. Which oceanic tidal wave that moves upto 200 MPH and is up to 1000 feet
high?
Tsunami
5. Which Maratha Peshwa followed the ideal of Hindu Pada-Padshahi? Baji Rao I
6. When is World Blood Donor Day, recognized by the UN is observed? June 14
7. When is International Day of Democracy, recognized by the UN observed? September 15
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8. To which type of organisms do mushrooms belong? Fungi
9. Plants having thorny leaves and penetrating roots are classified by which
name?
Xerophytes
10. To which age the Indus Valley Civilization belongs? Neolithic age
11. What was the main stipulation of Government of India Act, 1935? Complete
independence
guaranteed
12. Which compound is known as white vitriol? ZnSO4 .7H2O
13. A person returning from abroad can retain foreign currency up to what
period?
90 days
14. Which environment leads to the occurrence of acid rain? Sulphur dioxide
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15. Which sites of Harappan are not in India? Mohenjodaro and
Harappa
16. Which decade is celebrated as United Nations decade of Sustainble energy
for all?
2014-2024
17. Which type of the fruit formed without fertilisation? Parthenocarpy
18. By which act did the Crown take the Government of India into its own
hands?
Government of India
Act, 1858
19. What is the Jharkhand’s contribution in the total coal production in India? 40%
20. Between which was the ancient town of Takshasila located? Indus and Jhelum
21. For the measurement of temperature of the order of 400°C, what will we
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prefer?
Thermocouple
22. The term L.B.W. is associated with which game? Cricket
23. Who is called the ‘Father of Economics’? Adam Smith
24. In which year Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was setup in India? 1948
25. Which Mauryan emperor abdicated his throne and migrated to the south to
live as Jain ascetic?
Chandragupta Maurya
26. Which is the plant hormone that induces cell division? Auxins
27. By whom is the Annual Financial Statement caused to be laid before both
Houses of Parliament?
President
28. In vulcanisation, with which the natural rubber is heated? Sulphur
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29. Which planet of the solar system spins on its axis at the fastest rate? Jupiter
30. Which Gupta ruler was a poet and a musician and was adorned with the title
of Kaviraja or King of poets?
Samudragupta
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1. Indian first took part in the Olympic Games in which year? 1920
2. Which is the only woman to have won three Wimbledon titles in a row? Steffi Graff
3. Which algae is used as biofertilizer in the production of crop paddy? Blue green algae
4. Which planet is known as the ‘Watery Planet’? Earth
5. On which river did Pulakesin II defeat Harshavardhana? Narmada
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6. How are the members of the Rajya Sabha elected? Indirectly
7. When lake starts freezing the formation of the ice will start first at which
point?
Top
8. How is the standard of living in a country represented? Per capita income
9. What will be the antipodal position of a place located at 350 south and 800
west?
350 north and 1000
east
10. Who was the first Muslim ruler to formulate the theory of Kingship similar
to the theory of divine right of King?
Balban
11. Where is Salar Jung Museum situated? Hyderabad
12. Which unicellular algae are used as source of oxygen in space research? Chlorella
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13. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner of India? President
14. If news is broadcast from London at 10:30 AM, at what time it will be heard
at Baghdad (450 E)?
1:30 PM
15. Which ruler in India challenged the authority of the Ulemas or Muslim
clergy?
Alauddin Khilji
16. Which is used as a filler in rubber tyres? Carbon black
17. Indian Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Science is located at which city? Lucknow
18. Which is the best measure of economic growth of a country? GNP
19. Where is the Taiga belt found? Temperate grasslands
and Tundra
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20. Who was the ruler of medieval India who is credited with the building of the
Grand Trunk Road?
Sher Shah Suri
21. What is the Branch of science which deals with the study of skin of man? Dermatology
22. Up to howmuch age can the Members of the Union Public Service
Commission function?
65 years
23. The north pole of the earth’s magnet is near the geographical which
direction?
South
24. Which region gets no rainfall throughout the year? The Tundra Region
25. Tansen, the greatest musician of Akbar’s court, belonged to which place? Gwalior
26. Where is the The International Court of Justice located? Hague
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27. On which date the United Nations Organisation came into existence? Oct. 24, 1945
28. Which branch of science in which we study about molluscs? Malacology
29. Bowl shaped depression created as a result of glacial erosion high on a
mountainside what is this called?
Cirque
30. Which Mughal ruler was ignorant of the art of reading and writing? Akbar