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1. Of which country Indian Constitution closely follows the constitutional
system?
UK
2. Alcoholic fermentation is brought about the action of which thing? Yeast
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3. What is the aim of Operation Blackboard? Promoting adult
literacy
4. What is Residual hill in the desert region? Inselberg
5. Who had the Revenue system during Akbar’s reign? Todar Mal
6. By whom was the principle of ‘Black hole’ enunciated? S. Chandrashekhar
7. Which antimicrobial drug is suitable for treatment of both tuberculosis and
leprosy?
Rifampicin
8. The inspiration of ‘Liberty, Equality and Fraternity’ was derived from which
revolution?
French revolution
9. Which is the largest irrigation canal in the world? Indira Gandhi Canal
10. Who bestowed the Office of Peshwa on Balaji Vishwanath? Shahu
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11. If the current in the core decreases, what will the strength of the magnetic
field be?
Decreases
12. What is the commonly used unit for measuring the speed of data
transmission?
Bits per second
13. The Govt. of India does not provide any direct financial assistance to which
scheme?
Jeevan Sathi Yojana
14. Why is fog common around Newfoundland coast? Because warm and
cold currents meet
15. When Raja Wodeyar founded the kingdom of Mysore, who was the ruler of
the Vijayanagar Empire?
Ranga II
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16. Which tissue help in keeping the body warm? Fatty tissue
17. Which State sends the maximum number of members to the Rajya Sabha? Uttar Pradesh
18. Which gas has maximum colorific value? Oil gas
19. Which is the capital of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli? Silvassa
20. Who was the head of the Committee formed by the government to enquire
into Jallianwala Bagh massacre?
Hunter
21. Limba Ram is associated with which field? Sports
22. Ms. Shilpa Singh Miss India Universe belongs to which city? Sawastipur
23. A molecule of glucose on complete oxidation yields howmany ATP molecules
in case of aerobic respiration?
36
24. Kanchipuram is in which state? Tamil Nadu
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25. Who was known as the ‘Liberator of the Press’? Metcalfe
26. By whom is the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee appointed? Speaker
27. A lighted candle gets extinguished when covered with a tumbler. Why? Because of inadequate
supply of air
28. With which India’s progress has been reasonably satisfactory in
connection?
Growth of GNP
29. Which river flows between the Vindhya and Satpura ranges? Narmada
30. Which was a journal brought out by Abul Kalam Azad? Al -Hilal
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1. The famous book’ The Daughter of the East’ is written by which woman? Ms. Benazir Bhutto
2. In anaerobic respiration, what is the net gain of ATP per glucose molecule
oxidised?
2
3. By whom are the Chairman and members of State Public Service Commission
appointed?
President
4. Which is an east flowing river of Indian Peninsula? Mahanadi
5. Against whom did Gandhiji started Satyagraha movement in 1919 in
protest?
Enactment of Rowlatt
Act
6. The elements of group VA are generally known as which name? Pnicogens
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7. ‘In Custody’, an English novel, is written by which woman? Anita Desai
8. How is development? Wider than economic
growth
9. Apart from Tamil Nadu, lignite is found in which state? Gujarat
10. Who started the newspaper called the “Voice of India”? Dababhai Naoroji
11. In Which kind of organisms is the phenomenon found wherein the female
kills the male after copulation?
Spider
12. Who appoints the Chairman of the UPSC? President
13. Which pairs of rays is electromagnetic in nature? xrays and gamma rays
14. Which State of India has the largest reserves of monazite, with a high thorium
content?
Kerala
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15. At the beginning of the twentieth century, who published ‘The Economic:
History of India’?
Romesh Chandra Dutt
16. The United Nations declared 2013 as which International Year? Quinoa
17. When is World Day Against Death Penalty, recognized by the WCADP
observed?
October 10
18. In which animal, is skin a respiratory organ? Frog
19. Which kind of organisms are the diatoms? Unicellular algae
20. Which Sultan had greatest number of slaves in his court? Firoz shah Tughlaq
21. Which describes India as a Secular State? Preamble to the
Constitution
22. Which gase changes lime water in milky colour? Carbon dioxide
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23. Planning in India derives its objectives from which policy? Directive Principles of
State policy
24. There is a submarine ridge in the Bay of Bengal. What is it called? Ninety east ridge
25. Who was the ruler of Deogiri at the time of Alauddin Khalji’s invasion? Ramchandra Dev
26. Who has scored the most runs in a one day International Cricket innings? Virendra Sehwag
27. Which is the type of movement that occurs during opening and closing of
flower?
Nastic movement
28. The source of India’s sovereignty lies in which thing? Preamble to the
Constitution
29. Which sector of the economy is state owned and its service sector is a public
enterprise?
Irrigation
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30. Which Sikh Guru assumed the title ‘Sachcha Badshah’? Guru Teg Bahdur
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1. Mercury thermometers can be used to measure temperature up to how many
°C?
360°C
2. Which player has scored the most run in a single Test Innings? Brain Lara
3. In which sector is 70% of working population of India engaged? Primary sector
4. Which is the largest producer of fruits in the AngloAmerican Region? California
5. Which Governor General had entertained Ranjit Singh with great honour at
Ropar?
William Bentich
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6. What is required for synthesis of carbohydrate? Carbon dioxide
7. How many times can the President of India return a Non-money Bill, passed
by Parliament?
Once
8. What does Gobar gas contains mainly? Methane
9. Which is the state that is top in the cultivation of flowers? Tamil Nadu
10. Why is Mohenjodaro is also known? Mound of the Dead
11. In which country were the first Asian Games held? India
12. Which game does Anuja Thakur play? Billiards
13. Which gland is responsible for the secretion of insulin? Pancrease
14. The small and marginal farmers will get irrigation facilities through which
plan?
Ganga Kalyan Yojna
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15. Which Harappan site is showing evidence of two cultural phases, Harappan
and pre-Harappan,?
Chanhu-daro
16. How long the term of the Lok Sabha can be extended? By 1 year at a time
17. The change in temperature of a body is 50°C. What is the change on Kelvin
scale?
50 K
18. In recent years, how have the capital outlays for the defence service? Increasing steadily
19. What is Super Nova? A dying star
20. In early ancient India, which was “the largest urban centre? Pataliputra
21. Which leaders took major initiative in the formation of the League of
Nations?
Franklin Roosevelt
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22. What is a good source of Vitamin ‘E’? Fresh vegetable
23. The levying of which following taxe is outside the jurisdiction of Municipal
Corporation?
Income Tax
24. What the twelve constellations to as zodiac? A group of stars
25. Which, ancient’ Indian King claimed ekarat (the sole sovereign) or the first
Imperial ruler of India?
Udayin
26. Which are the important raw materials required in cement industry? Limestone and clay
27. The headquarters of the International Red Cross is situated in which city? Geneva
28. Which is the most important item of non-plan expenditure? Interest payment
29. Which type of rainfall that occurs when wind rises up along a hill or mountain
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barrier?
Orographic
30. By whom was Kadambari was written? Bana
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1. What is abiotic component of ecosystem? Water
2. What is the intermediate tier of the Panchayati Raj System called? Panchayat Samiti
3. What is not the cause of low conductivity of electrolyte? Ionisation of salt
4. What is the amount of actual water vapour of air? Absolute humidity
5. Who was the head of the University of Nalanda the great Bengali scholar? Sheelabhadra
6. The famous Petronas Twin Towers are located in which country? Malaysia
7. How is Missile ‘Astra’? A air to air missile
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8. Epiphytes are plant which depend on other plants for which purpose? Mechanical support
9. Scanty rainfall of less than 50 cm per annum is received which latitudes? The areas of high
latitudes
10. Which ruler is most famous for building a large number of canals for
irrigation?
Firoz Shah Tughlaq
11. The amendment procedure laid down in the Constitution of India is on which
pattern?
Constitution of South
Africa
12. Cooking gas is a mixture of which gases? Butane and propane
13. What is the main objective of Antyodaya programme? Uplift the poor
14. Which type of rainfall occurs at places having continental type of climate? Cyclonic
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15. Who was assigned the first Iqta in India by Mohammad Ghori? Qutbuddin Aibak
16. Where is the headquarters of the International Telecommunications Union? Geneva
17. Which acid is produced when milk gets sour? Lactic acid
18. Who was the first Foreign Minister of free India? Jawaharlal Nehru
19. Which is the largest volcano crater in the world? Toba (Indonesia)
20. Which is similar to the Taj Mahal in construction? Humayun’s tomb
21. What is Electric field intensity at a point a hollow charged spherical
conductor?
Is zero
22. How many member country were founder of the Southern African
Development Community?
8
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23. In which year Swarn Jayanti Gram Swa-Rozgar Yojna came into being? April 1999
24. Which is a typical feature of volcanic eruption? Dykes
25. The most famous musician at the court of Akbar was Tansen. what was his
original name?
Ramtanu Pande
26. What is the most important requirement for the people of a flood hit area? Inoculation against
cholera
27. By whom is the Annual Financial Statement caused to be laid before both
Houses of Parliament?
President
28. Which are the most commonly used chemicals in the artificial rain making
or cloud seeding?
Silver Iodide (Agl)
29. Which country is land locked? Bolivia
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30. The Maratha, confederacy was virtually dissolved after which battle? Third Battle of Panipat
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1. The General happiness is the end of the state”, who said this? Bentham
2. Who is the author of the book ‘A bend in the River’? V.S. Naipaul
3. Which hormone is responsible for the secretion of milk in mothers? Lactogenic hormone
4. Which is the largest island? Madagascar
5. Which Indian king requested Napoleon for help to drive the British from
India?
Tipu Sultan
6. How are the members of the Rajya Sabha elected? Indirectly
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7. What happens, When water is heated from 0°C to 10°C the volume of
water?
First decreases then
increases
8. By which is National income of India compiled? Central Statistical
Organisation
9. Indian sovereignity in sea extends upto howmany nautical miles? 12
10. What was the earliest public association formed in the history of modern
India in 1837?
The Landholder’s
Society
11. Olympic Games after 4th century AD Restarted (Under IOC) from which
year?
1896
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12. A vein is a vessel that carries blood which side? Towards the heart
13. Where can the report of the UPSC discussed? In Parliament before
being accepted
14. Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, is located in which country? Nepal
15. Who wrote the book “A nation in the making”? Surendranath Banerjee
16. Which compound does not give a positive test in Lassaigne’s test for
nitrogen?
Hydrazinc
17. What is the duration of a normal one half of a Hockey match? 30 min
18. If saving exceeds investment, how will the national income? Remain constant
19. What do you understand by the word regur? Black soil found in the
Deccan
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20. By whom was the clarion call ‘Dilli Chalo’ was given? Subhash Chandra Bose
21. What is in lichen symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae called? Halotism
22. To whom is the resignation letter of a State Public Service Commission
member addressed?
Governor
23. With which instrument can a sailor in a submarine see the objects on the
surface of sea?
Periscope
24. Where is the average annual rainfall highest? Shillong
25. Who was the President of the Indian National Congress at the time of Indian
Independence?
J. B. Kriplani
26. Who is the recipient of the first ‘Moortidevi literacy Award’? C.K. Nagaraja Rao
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27. Which feature film is official nominee for Oscar, 2013 from India? Barfi
28. Litmus paper used in laboratary from which obtained? Lichen
29. Which is located in the’ Bastar region? Indravati National Park
30. In how many adhikaranas is the Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’divided? 15
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1. Why are the Fundamental Freedoms under Article 19 suspended during
emergency?
War or external
aggression
2. Which acid is used in synthetic lemonade? Citric acid
3. Economic Planning is a subject of which list? Union List
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4. What is the position of Indian Railways network in the world? Fourth
5. Who identified the name Sandrocottus as Chandragupta Maurya? William Jones
6. Central Arid Zone Research Institute is located in which state? Rajasthan
7. Which primate is nearest to modern man? Gorilla
8. What does the theory of Fundamental Rights imply? Limited government
9. Which is the correct sequence in terms of descending values of Albedo? Snow, forest, water
10. During the Mughal rule, by which name was the copper coin known? Dam
11. At absolute zero temperature, what will be the kinetic energy of the
molecules?
Zero
12. Where is the headquarters of Oil and National Gas Commission? Dehradun
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13. By which ministry is Economic survey published? Ministry of Finance
14. Which is the instrument that measures air pressure? Barometer
15. The Battle of Khanwa in 1527 was fought between which rulers? Babur and Rana Sanga
16. Middle ear is not found in snake. Through part do they receive sound? Skin
17. In which of the Parliamentary Financial Committees is the Rajya Sabha not
represented?
Estimates Committee
18. By whom was the quantum theory first enunciated? By Max Planck
19. Which river emerges from Amarkantak plateau in Madhya Pradesh? Narmada
20. ‘The world is God and God is my soul’ In which is the philosophy
contained?
Upanishads
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21. The World Consumer Day is being observed on which date? 15th March
22. Which is the 193rd member of UNO? South Sudan
23. Through which are the characters are transferred from parents to progeny? DNA
24. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Mussorie lies in which
state?
Uttrakhand
25. What was the name of the learned lady who is said to have debated with the
famous law-giver Yajnavalkya?
Gargi
26. From which fund are the salaries of the Judges of the Supreme Court
drawn?
Consolidated Fund
27. With rise of boiling point of a water, what will be the latent heat of steam? Decreases
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28. On which do Companies pay Corporation Tax? Incomes
29. What is the word used to describe the shape of earth? Oblate spheroid
30. One the banks of which. river were Alexander and Porus involved in a grim
battle?
Jhelum
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1. Where is the headquarters of UNHCR located? Geneva
2. Which branch of biology deal with the study of heredity? Genetics
3. From which of the country, Constitution of India has adopted fundamental
duties?
Erstwhile USSR
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4. What is the radius of the earth approximately? 6400 km
5. Where did Alexander die? Babylon
6. If a proton of mass m is moving with velocity of light, how will its mass? Unchanged
7. If we sprinkle common salt on an earthworm, why does it die? Due to osmotic shock
8. By which is National income of India compiled? Central Statistical
Organisation
9. Frontal rain is caused which activity? Cyclonic activity
10. Bronze coins of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the
deity with howmany hands?
Four hands
11. Which combination of foods providing protein quality nearest to that of
meat?
Sprouted gram and
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groundnuts
12. What does the Constitution name our country? India, that is Bharat
13. A hydrogen atom is paramagnetic. What is a hydrogen molecule? Diamagnetic
14. Which type of rainfall is often accompanied with lightning and thunder? Convectional
15. During which reign did the Vimana style in temple architecture come into
vogue?
Cholas
16. What is the period of revolution of a geostationary satellite? 24 hours
17. United nations adopted a charter of Economic Rights in which year? 1974
18. Which disease is inheritable? Colour blindness
19. What do the contact of two air masses differing sharply in humidity
originate?
Temperate cyclones
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20. The most important feature in the economic measures pursued by Alauddin
Khalji what was that?
Market control
21. On which day is the budget, in normal circumstances, presented to the
Parliament?
The last day of
February
22. Which of the toxic heavy metals is found in modern tannery industries? Chromium
23. When was the Rolling plan designed? 1978-83
24. Compared to other slopes in the northern hemisphere which is the
warmest?
South facing
25. Who introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroj in India? Balban
26. Which organization was established as the Bretton Woods Conference in
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1944?
IMF
27. Why is tetracycline is used? As anti-plague drug
28. Which is the largest Committee of the Parliament? The Estimates
Committee
29. On moving from a pole to the equator what we find in population of plants
and animals?
Increase
30. Chand Bibi, who ceded Berar to Akbar, was the ruler of which kingdom? Ahmednagar
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1. The year 1995 is the golden Jubilee year of which international
organizations?
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UNO
2. As per latest data in urban areas women employment is highest in which
industry areas?
Retail Trade
3. By which doctor was the first successful heart transplant in India
performed?
Dr. Venugopal
4. Petroleum is generally found in which rocks? Folded marine
sedimentary rocks
5. Who was regarded as ‘Zinda pir’? Aurangzeb
6. In which State was the Panchayatl Raj first introduced? Rajasthan
7. Which contain high content of lead? High octane fuel
8. When is World Malaria Day, recoginzed by the WHO observed? April 25
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9. Which Rocks are formed by the solidification of lava on the earth’s
surface?
Basalts.
10. When did the British Govt. start ruling India directly? After Sepoy Mutiny
11. Chris Even’s name is associated with which sport? Tennis
12. Which Photosynthetic organelles are found in plant cells? Chloroplast
13. In which year was Panchayati Raj started in the country? 1959
14. Which is the highest grade of coal whose surface is shining and has the
highest calorific value?
Anthracite
15. Nadir Shah invaded India during which reign? Muhammed Shah
16. What is the approximate velocity of light per second? 3 × 108 m
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17. On which do Companies pay Corporation Tax? Incomes
18. ‘Ashes’ is the term associated with which sport? Football
19. Where is Pakistan’s nuclear power plant located? Kahuta
20. Who recaptured Delhi from the rebels for the British? John Nicholson
21. Besides water and light which is more essential as a raw material for
photosynthesis?
CO2
22. Which can impose reasonable restrictions on the Fundamental Rights of the
Indian citizens?
Parliament
23. Denatured spirit is a mixture of ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol and which
other thing?
Pyridine
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24. What is the administrative capital of South Africa? Pretoria
25. During the 1857 Revolt who captured Gwalior from the Scindhia? Rani Lakshmibai
26. Who was the first to receive the Nobel prize? Rabindranath Tagore
27. Which tax is not levied by the Union Government? Profession Tax
28. During rainy seasons why do doors made up of wood swell up? Due to imbibition
29. Arakan Yoma is the extension of the Himalayas located in which country? Myanmar
30. In the history of the freedom movement of India, the year 1930 is associated
with which event?
Dandi March
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1. The Fundamental Right to Property has been deleted by the which Amendment
Act?
44th
2. Why are Clear nights cooler than cloudy nights? Because of radiation
3. Manav Seva Award has been instituted in the memory of which person? Rajiv Gandhi
4. Which is most prone to earthquakes? Young folded
mountains
5. Who was not the member of the Cabinet Mission which visited India in
1946?
Lord Mountbatten
6. Indian Army’s School of Artillery is located at which place? Deolali
7. What is the growth movement in plant due to light called? Phototropism
8. What is the maximum number of elected members in a State Assembly? 500
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9. Of the floating iceberg in the sea, how much is the portion remaining above
the sea level?
1/10th
10. At which place is the famous Kailasha Temple located? Ellora
11. By which enzyme is Urea converted into ammonia and carbon dioxide? Urease
12. Who sings on ten rupee notes? Governor (Reserve
Bank of India)
13. At which city is Largest mint in India located? Kolkata
14. Which state has the largest forest area to its total land area? Mizoram
15. Which one of the Chola Kings conquered Ceylon? Rajendra I
16. Thyroid gland is activated by which harmonic for the secretion of thyroxin? TSH
17. To whom is a minister in a State individually responsible? Governor
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18. Which colour of heat radiation represents the highest temperature? White
19. Which ilement is in the highest amount in the composition of basalt rock? Silicon
20. Hyder Ali was defeated at porto Novo by which British General? Sir Eyrecoot
21. In which year was the first telegraph line between Calcutta and Agra
opened?
1853
22. When was the decimal system of currency introduced in India? 1957
23. Which salt is found in bone in largest amount? Calcium phosphate
24. Which plain formed due to the weathering of lime stone? Karst plains
25. Who issued Firman granting Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the
English?
Shah Alam II
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26. In which article Right to education is a fundamental right? Personal liberty under
Article 21
27. Which fertilizer has more nitrogen content? Urea
28. Which of Indian bird has been included in the world conservation list? Vulture
29. Trees in tropical deciduous forest shed their leaves in which season? Dry season
30. Howmany hymns does the Rigveda consists? 1028
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1. Which Indian missile is capable of carrying nuclear weapons? Prithvi
2. Which Scientists has established the ‘Phylum Annelida’? Lamark
3. How is the censorship of the press judged? By the test of
reasonableness
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4. Plants which lack true roots, stems and leaves are called by which name? Thallophytes
5. In Rigvedic society, which was unknown? Child marriage
6. Why are Clear nights colder than cloudy nights? Because of Radiation
7. What is the investment in public works? Capital expenditure
8. Which was India’s first-ever tactical missile? Agni
9. Which product is the export leading from India in the terms of value? Gems and Jwellery
10. Which edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka? Maski
11. Human protein x –1– antitrysin is used for which disease? Emphysama
12. To whom does the Public Accounts Committee submit its report? The Speaker of the Lok
Sabha
13. Which does not wet the walls of the glass vessel in which it is kept? Mercury
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14. Which industry does not earn foreign exchange for India? Fertilizers
15. To whom was the title ‘Devanam Priya’ given? Ashoka
16. Where is the Central Food Technology Research Institute situated? Mysore
17. What does Net factor income from abroad added to GDP give? GNP
18. Food wrapped in newspaper is likely to get contaminated with which
desease?
Lead
19. Which is the planet its length of its day and the tilt of its axis are almost
identical to those of the earth?
Mars
20. Where did the Pallava kings make of rock-cut temples? Mahabalipuram
21. Which is the highest and final judicial tribunal in respect of the Constitution
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of India?
Supreme Court
22. If a U-238 nucleus splits into two identical parts, how will the two nuclei be
so produced?
Stable
23. Where is the Securities and Exchange Board of India located? Mumbai
24. Which is the hottest planet? Venus
25. By whom was the temple of Konark built? Narsimha of the
Eastern Ganges
26. Which year is celebrated as International Year of Quinoa? 2013
27. Which plant produces seeds but not flowers? Groundnut
28. Which is not the concern of the local government? Public Utility Services
29. What is the distance between two consecutive longitudes (910 E and 920 E)
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at-the Poles?
0 km
30. Who was the founder of the second Afghan Empire in India? Sher Shah Suri
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1. Which metal is used for making boats because it does not corrode by
seawater?
Titanium
2. Why is Poverty in less developed countries largely? Due to income
inequality
3. When is the Commonwealth Day observed by its member countries? May 24
4. How many kilometres are represented by 10 of latitude? 111 km
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5. What was the official language of the Delhi sultanate? Persian
6. For which snake is the diet mainly composed of other snakes? King cobra
7. In which part is the provision of amending the Constitutional Provision is
given?
Part XX Article 368
8. If a proton of mass m is moving with the velocity of light, what will its mass
be?
Infinite
9. The highest annual precipitation occurs in which basin? Amazon basin
10. Which popular Sufi Silsilah tried to counteract the liberal religious policy
of Akbar?
Naqshbandi
11. Susi Susanti, held the Grand Slam title in which game? Badminton
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12. Who is most benefitted from inflation? Debtors
13. Which insect spreads Kala-azar? – Sand fly Sand fly
14. What is Snow line? The altitude above
which snow never
melts
15. Who was the first Mughal emperor to issue a firman in favour of the British
to open a factory at Surat?
Jahangir
16. In whom the executive authority of the Union is vested by the Constitution? President
17. Which is a strong smelling agent added to LPG cylinder to help in the
detection of gas leakage?
Thioethanol
18. Who is the first Indian to take a hat trick in an international test? Harbhajan Singh
19. In which type of rocks are metals like gold and copper mostly found? Old Igneous
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20. Who concluded the Treaty of Srirangapatnam with Tipu Sultan? Cornwallis
21. Survey of India is under which ministry? Environment and
Forest Ministry
22. Food prepared by plant, through which is transported to different part of
plant?
Phloem
23. Which Chief Justice of India has acted as President of India? M. Hidayatullah
24. Which is a metamorphic rock? Slate
25. Who was the second Portuguese Governor in India? Alfonso de
Albuquerque
26. What is the best conductor of electricity? Salt water
27. From which sector is the largest contribution in India’s National Income? Tertiary sector
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28. Which was the The first atomic power reactor in India? Apsara
29. The 38th parallel separates which countries? North Korea and South
Korea
30. Which Act removed the legal recognition of slavery in India? The Act V of 1843
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1. Vascular cambium and corck cambium is the example of which thing? Lateral meristem
2. When did the first linguistic State of Andhra come into existence? October 1, 1953
3. Which of the element of group 17 is radioactive? Astatine
4. What was the earlier name of Surinam? Dutch Guyana
5. Who gave the slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’? Iqbal
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6. Who is associated with the coinage of the name ‘United Nations’? Franklin Roosevelt
7. What are “Open Market Operations”? Selling of giltedged
securities by the
Government
8. What is responsible for blue body syndrone? Nitrate
9. Which is the highest peak in South India? Anaimudi
10. The Operation Polo was associated with the annexation of which Princely
States into Indian Union?
Hyderabad
11. The States Reorganisation Act created howmany States and Union
Territories?
14 and 6
12. Which has the least penetrating power? Alpha particles
13. Which are the working language(s) of the UNESCO? English and French
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14. Zozila Pass connects regions? Leh and Sri nagar
15. The name of Ram Prasad Bismil is associated with which case? Kakori Conspiracy
Case
16. Opium-war was fought between which countries? Britain and Japan
17. Which land mark in medical history was the first to take place? Plastic surgery
18. Which amendments accorded precedence to Directive Principle over
Fundamental Rights?
42nd Amendment
19. At which place is the monkey called Lion-tailed macaque naturally found? Nilgiris
20. Who was the Hindu saint to have as disciple both Hindus and Muslims? Sri Chaitanya
21. Most of the explosions in mines occur due to the mixing of things? Oxygen with acetylene
22. Which is the ‘Slack Season’ in the Indian Economy? Jan.-June
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23. Which metal causes Itai-itai disease? Cadmium
24. Which state is the percentage of forest area to total geographical area the
highest?
Arunachal Pradesh
25. Who was the most radia of the Bhakti Saints? Kabir
26. What is the number of plant species estimated to be present in India? 40,000
27. In which part of the Constitution the concept of Welfare State finds
elaboration?
Directive Principles
28. Which is the example of ideal black body? A pin hole box
29. Aretes are sharp ridges which develop between adjacent? Cirques
30. In which year, the Battle of Buxar was fought? 1764
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1. The International Court of Justice was established in which year? 1946
2. On which bast is the India’s wage policy? Cost of living
3. Which is the first national park established in India? Corbet
4. The term ‘truncated spur’ is associated with which process? Glacial process
5. Who was the Governor General when the first Anglo- Burmese was
started?
Lord Amherst
6. Which writ is a bulwark of personal freedom? Habeas Corpus
7. Glass is made of the mixture of which things? Sand and silicates
8. When was the Universal Postal Union (UPU) establish? 1874
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9. Which activity occupies the largest area of the world? Pastoral herding
10. From where The Great Granary of the Indus Valley Civilization has been
discovered?
Mohenjodaro
11. When is World Day for Water, recognized by the UN observed? March 22
12. What is the Biological death of a patient? Death of tissues of the
brain
13. Which writ may be issued to enforce a Fundamental Right? Habeas Corpus
14. Which is the chief characteristic of wet and dry tropics? Constant heating
15. Where was the Great Bath of the Indus Valley Civilization discovered? Mohenjodaro
16. What is a graph is plotted taking °C along the Y-axis and of K along the Xaxis?
Straight line
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17. What is the situation with increasing unemployment and inflation termed? Stagflation
18. When is the ‘World AIDS Day’ observed all over the world? 1st December
19. The Hindustan steel Ltd. Durgapur has been set up with the help of which
country?
United kingdom
20. Who was the Greek ambassador in the’ court of Chandragupta Maurya? Megasthenese
21. Inside the body, why does blood not coagulate? Due to the presence of
heparin
22. Department of Official Language (Raj Bhasha Vibhag) comes under which
Ministries?
Ministry of Home
Affairs
23. Acetyl salicylic acid is commonly used as which medicine? A pain killer
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24. Which is not a foot-loose industry? Suger Industry
25. Megasthenese was the Ambassador of which rular? Seleucus Nikator
26. Who has taken the highest number of wickets in Test Cricket? Muttiah Muralitharan
27. Which can be used for checking inflation temporarily? Decrease in money
supply
28. Production of which is a function of the liver? Urea
29. Which planet is known as ‘Morning Star’? Venus
30. The Khajuraho shrines built by Chandella rulers are dedicated to which
god?
Vishnu and Shiva
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1. In which years did the Right to Information Act come into force? 2005
2. The electron emitted in beta radiation originates from where? Inner orbits of atoms
3. The name of Geoff Bycott is associated with which game? Cricket
4. What is exact time taken by the earth for single rotation on its own axis? 23 hrs 56 minutes 4.09
see
5. Who built the famous Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in the 13th century? Tejapala
6. Who was first President of U.S.A. to visit India? D. W. Eisenhower
7. Where is Human body’s main organ of balance located? Inner part of ear
8. Whow resigned as Vice-President to contest for the office of the President? V.V. Giri
9. Which chemically inactive gas present in the atmosphere? Argon
10. By whom was the Persian style of Sabaq-i-Hindi adopted? Amir Khusrau
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11. By whom was the absolute value of charge on electron determined? R.A. Millikan
12. What does real national income denote? National income at
constant prices
13. Who was the first PM of England? Gladstone
14. What are the Doldrums? Equatorial zone with
low pressure
15. Which acquired the double dome for the first time? Tomb of Sikandar Lodi
16. What is the net gain of energy from one gram mole of glucose during aerobic
respiration?
38 ATP
17. Where are the disputes regarding the election of the President and VicePresident
settle?
In the Supreme Court
18. From which the cathode ray particles originate in a discharge tube? Cathode
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19. Which is the country that has the greatest length of the day during summer? Norway
20. Which Mughal emperor is credited with the composition of Hindi songs? Jahangir
21. Which laser type is used in a laser printer? Dye laser
22. Under VAT, how many slabs are there? 4
23. In plant body, by which the water and minerals are transported? Xylum
24. Wood pulp comes from which region? Coniferous forest
region
25. Which first Mughal building to have been built entirely of marble? Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb
26. After howmany years is Election of Rajya Sabha held? 2 years
27. Which element has two electrons in the K-shell only? Helium
28. How much is one barrel of oil approximately equal to? 159 litres
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29. Where are the oceanic current named as ‘Kuroshio, Kurile and Alaskan’
located?
North Pacific Ocean
30. Which is the oldest surviving newspaper in India? Bombay Samachar
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1. Charles Correa has distinguished himself in which field? Architecture
2. Major part of CO2 is transported to respiratory surface in form of which
ion?
HCO3 ion
3. The powers of the Election Commission are given in which Article of the
Constitution?
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4. Which sea is without a coasts? Sargasso sea
5. Who remarked ‘the bones of the cotton weavers are bleaching the plains of
India’?
William Bentinck
6. What is the energy of the winds and the waves? Kinetic
7. What is the cause of inflation? Increase in money
supply and fall in
production
8. Michael Jackson was a distinguished personality in which field? Pop music
9. Which can come across if one travels through the Strait of Malacca? Singapore
10. Who founded the Banaras Hindu University? Madan Mohan Malviya
11. Which what is nucessary for digestion of food? Enzyme
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12. Why are the Fundamental Freedoms under Article 19 suspended during
emergency?
War or external
aggression
13. Which type of isomerism is shown by diethyl ether and methyl propyl
ether?
Metamerism
14. Which river flows through a rift valley? Narmada
15. Which Mahajanapada was situated on the bank of river Godawari? Assaka
16. Who is the author of the book ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’? George Orwell
17. Who is most benefitted from inflation? Debtors
18. Which element is depleted most from the soil after a crop is harvested? Potassium
19. The Naga hills form the watershed between India and which country? Myanmar
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20. Which dynasty was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s
invasion?
Nanda
21. What does the theory of Fundamental Rights imply? Limited government
22. On which principle does Rocket work? Conservation of
momentum
23. Who is the author of the best seller book ‘No Full stops in India’? Mark Tully
24. In the realm of coal production in the world, what is the rank of india? Fourth
25. Amir Khusrau played a pioneer rule in the development of which thing? Khari Boli
26. Who is the leading wicket taker in the history of Test Cricket? Muttiah Muralitharan
27. Which animal-that eats both plants and animals? Omnivore
28. By whom is the Governor is appointed? President
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29. Which has the largest number of sugar mills? Uttar Pradesh
30. Where is the Shrine of Hazarat Nizamuddin Auliya is situated? Delhi
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1. Which allotrope of the carbon is used in cutting and drilling? Diamond
2. Which treated as artificial currency? SDR
3. Which place is known as the ‘Mecca of Indian Football’? Kolkata
4. What is the slow wobbling of Earth as it spins on its axis called? Precession
5. Which god was not worshipped during the time of Rigvedic Aryans? Shiva
6. Which element is essentials for the transmission of impulses in the nerve
fibre?
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Calcium
7. What is the maximum permissible period between two sessions of a State
Legislative Assembly?
Six months
8. If the mass of the pendulum is doubled, what will its the time period? Remains same
9. Wireless communication is reflected back to the earth’s surface by the which
zone?
Ionsphere
10. Which was the chief feature of Rig Vedic religion? Performance of
sacrifices
11. Who won the Man Booker Award in 2012? Hilary Martel
12. Terms of economics, which recession occurring two times with a small gap
in between?
Deep Recession
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13. In certain amino acids, which elements is found in addition to carbon,
hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen?
Sulphur
14. Which is east of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Indonesia
15. Who was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha? Vardhamana Mahavira
16. Under which ministry is the National River Conservation Directorate? Ministry of
Environment and
Forests
17. Dialysis is used for people with defective kidneys. What does It involves? The process of osmosis
18. Who’ has been awarded the Sydney peace Prize 2012? Sakai Holland
19. What is the difference between IST and GMT? 5 hours 30 minutes
20. Who was the first monarch of Magadh kingdom In the sixth century B.C.? Bimbisara
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21. Uranium Corporation of India Limited is situated in which state? Bihar
22. How much portion of egg does protein content? 13.3%
23. Which States has granted Sanskrit language the status of the second official
language of the State?
Uttarakhand
24. What is the period of one revolution of sun around the centre of galaxy
called?
Cosmic year
25. The rock-cut caves at Elephanta belong to which period? Chalukyas
26. Which are waves moving from a sitar to a listener in air? Longitudinal
progressive
27. In which case is the area under cultivation is declining fast? Jute
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28. The first neutron reactor of India, ‘Kamini’, is situated at which place? Kalpakkam
29. By whom are the planets are kept in motion in their respective orbits? Gravitation and
centrifugal force
30. The images of which deities are in the temple of Angkorvat? Hindu deities
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1. In human beings, What is the opening of the stomach into the small Intestine
called?
Pylorus
2. Which is the largest committee of Parliament of India? Estimates Committee
3. Which substance coated on plastic tape? Iron oxide
4. Which is the cloud that is dark-grey or black, found at very low height and
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brings the real rain?
Nimbostratus
5. When did Bahmani Kingdom in South India extinguish? In beginning of 16th
century
6. Which is the oldest international airline? Dutch KLM
7. By whom was the book Wealth of Nations’ written? Adam Smith
8. What is the roots arises from the horizontal arial branches of tree Banyan
called?
Prop root
9. The cauliflower shape is associated with which cloud formations? Cumulus
10. What was the The capital of Bahmani Kingdom? Gulbarga
11. Who has the final power to maintain order within the House of People? Speaker
12. X210 has half life of 5 day. What is the time taken for seven-eights of sample
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of X210 to decay?
15 days
13. What is Sagar Samrat’? A drilling ship in
Bombay High
14. The Appalachian coal fields, one of the important coal fields in the world,
are located in which country?
U.S.A.
15. Which was the most prominent industry that f1uorished during the Mughal
period?
Cotton textiles
16. Who was the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest? Bachendri Pal
17. Which root contain nitroen fixing bacteria? Nodulated root
18. During whose pleasure does teh Attorney General of India hold office? President
19. Which is the producer of copper? Chile
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20. By whom was ltmad-ud-daula’s tomb at Agra was built? Nur Jahan
21. A gas is found to have the formula (CO)n. Its vapour density is 70. What
must the value of n be?
5
22. Which is the place where bankers meet and settle their mutual claims and
accounts?
Clearing House
23. Limba Ram is associated with which fields? Sports
24. Which coastline formed by the submergence of mountain ridges running
parallel to the coast?
Dalmation coast
25. ‘India for the Indians’ was the political message of which social reformer? Dayanand Saraswati
26. What is considered as the drug of last resort for human being? Chloramphenical
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27. Who is the Father of local self government in India? Lord Ripon
28. What are Alpha rays emitted from a radioactive substance? Helium nuclear
29. Which is not an important condition for growth of coral? Wave-free salt water
30. Where was the Arya Samaj setup for the first time in 1875? Bombay
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1. Which newspaper was published in Bengali language? Jugantar
2. The Imperial Bank of India, after nationalisation was given the name of
which bank?
State Bank of India
3. Deficiency of which vitamin causes knock-knee, bow legs and pigeon chest
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in children?
Vitamin D
4. The lake Ontario and St. Lawrence of USA and Canada lie to the south-east
of which bay?
Hudson Bay
5. Which event was characterised by Montague as ‘Preventive Murder’? Massacre of
Jallianwala Bagh
6. What is the minimum permissible age for employment in any factory or
mine?
14 years
7. Which mixture is homogeneous? Methanol and water
8. Which is not an award given on the National Awards Day? Vishwamitra Award
9. What is the major source of oceanic salinity? Rivers
10. On which date was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated? January 30, 1948
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11. How long are professional Golf Tour players allotted per short? 45 seconds
12. BCG vaccination (Bacillus Calmette Guerine) is injected to get immunity
from which disease?
Tuberculosis
13. Who is competent to prescribe conditions as for acquiring Indian
citizenship?
Parliament
14. Which country has the longest international boundary with India? Bangladesh
15. Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ deals with the aspects of which policies? Political policies
16. The hydraulic brakes used in automobiles is a direct application of which
law?
Pascal’s law
17. In which year was Minimum inflation in post economic reform? 1999-2000
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18. When did the first Commonwealth Games take place? 1930
19. Which is the deepest landlocked protected port? Vishakhapatnam
20. Where was a Buddhisit council during the reign of Ashoka held? At Pataliputra
21. What is the factor adversely affecting the fermentation process? High concentration of
sugar
22. Which port caters to the export of Kudremukh iron ore? New Mangalore
23. Which Mughal painter according to Abul Fazl was excellent in drawing of
features?
Basawan
24. Which Indian Cricketer was given the title ‘Tiger’? Mansur Ali Khan
Pataudi
25. What does Inflation imply? Rise in general price
index
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26. How does retina in the eyes acts? Film in the camera
27. Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Project is on which river? Sharavati
28. Who was the first Engish person who visited the court of Akbar? Ralph Fitch
29. A Judge of the Supreme Court of India is to hold office until he attains the
age of howmany years?
65 years
30. In which transmission are sound and video signals transmitted
simultaneously?
T.V. Transmission
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1. The first Olympic Games were held in which year? 776 BC
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2. What does not affect visibility on the ground? Dew
3. In which age the Man passed from the food gathering stage to the food
producing stage?
Neolithic Age
4. Who sports personality is known as the Payyoli Express? P. T. Usha
5. What is the proportion of red blood corpuscles and white blood corpuscles
in human body?
500 : 1
6. Territorial waters of India extends upto how many nautical miles? 12
7. Which winds are flowing from sub tropical high pressure to sub polar low
pressure?
Westerlies
8. What was the greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic Age? Fire
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9. Which vitamin plays a vital role in the coagulating property of blood? Vitamin K
10. Which organizations agency is involved in drafting the Union Budget of
India?
Administrative
Ministries only
11. With which game in Christianio Ronaldo associated? Football
12. How is angular speed of a whirlwind in a tornado towards the centre? Decreases rapidly
13. In which the claim of Ashoka’s greatness cheifly lay? Promotion of welfare
of his people
14. Sweating during exercise indicates operation of which process in the human
body?
Osmoregulation
15. Which is the State having the largest population of scheduled castes? Utter Pradesh
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16. Why is used as coolant in the radiator of a car engine? Because it has high
specific heat
17. What are tropical cyclones of the Bay of Bengal usually called? Typhoons
18. Which Ashokan inscription gives an account of the Kalinga war and its
effects?
Minor Rock Edict XIII
19. Where are the headquarters of the Organization of the Islamic Conference
(OIC) located?
Jeddah
20. What does National income ignore? Salary of employees
21. Which is responsible for converting milk into curd? Bacteria
22. Mangrane vegetation in India is most extensive in which forest? Sunder bans
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23. ‘Who among the following are credited to have built the famous Ellora
caves?
Rashtrakutas
24. What type of Party system has been evolved in India? Multi-Party
25. Which is used in beauty parlours for’ hair setting? Sulphur
26. Which monument in India is the memorial to the unknown soldier? India Gate
27. When was petroleum discovered first in commercial quantitie in India? 1890
28. In India, who was the first to put forward the theory that the earth revolves
round the sun?
Aryabhatta
29. Who is the founder of world Economic Forum? Klaus Schwab
30. Which fungus is responsible for the tikka disease of groundnut? Cercosplora personata
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1. Which post does the Constitution of India does not mention? The Deputy Prime
Minister
2. What is the ‘Solar Corona’ mainly? Consists of molten lava
3. Who was a blind poet who worshipped Krishna and spread Krishna Bhakti
cult?
Surdas
4. A metal sheet with circular hole is heated. what change will be in the hole? It will Expand
5. Which bank prints currency notes of the denomination of Rs. 100? The Bank Note Press,
Dewas
6. Gum Kelucharan Mohapatra is a maestro of which dance form? Kathak
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7. Which gas is most predominant in the Sun? Hydrogen
8. Who invited Babar to invade India? Alain khan, the father
of Dilawar Khan
9. Which animals who have constant body temperature? Homeothermic
10. After howmuch time are the elections to Panchayats are to be held? Every five years
11. Which is the lightest gas? Hydrogen
12. Which wind in the northern hemisphere, the wind blowing from the Horse
latitudes to the Doldrums?
Trade wind
13. Who focused his work chiefly on Sher Shah Suri? Abbas khan Sarwani
14. When did Unrepresented- Nations and Peoples Organisation come into
existence?
1991
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15. How many languages are used on a ten rupee note? 15
16. How much daily intake of proteins is recommended for a moderately active
women?
46 gram
17. Which Warm dry winds blowing down the east slopes of Rockies? Chinook
18. During the reign of Emperor Akbar, who where the famous men Haribans,
Mukund and Daswant?
Painters
19. Who is to conduct the elections to the Panchayats and Municipalities? State Election
Commission
20. By inserting a soft iron piece into solenoid, what does the strength of the
magnetic field?
Increase
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21. Before 31st August, 1965 how many members were in the Economic and
Social Council?
18
22. Which industry uses mica? Electrical industry
23. Who was the first Indian to become the member of British Parliament? Dadabhai Naoroji
24. In which year was the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
founded?
969
25. White lung disease is prevalent among the worker of which industry? Cotton Industry
26. Who decides about the reasonableness of the restrictions placed on
Fundamental Rights?
Courts
27. Why is Los Angeles is famous? For film studios
28. Who said, “Good government was never a good substitute for self
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government”?
Swami Dayananda
29. When Metal carbonate reacts with dilute acids, what does it forms? CO2
30. What is the effect of inflation on tax revenue results in a situation? Fiscal drag
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1. When is World Post Day, recognized by the UN observed? October 9
2. The Kiel Canal links which seas? North Sea and Baltic
Sea
3. Who had founded the Theosophical Society in the United States of
America?
Madame Blavatsky
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4. Which group contains only antibiotics? Penicillin, tetramycin,
streptomycin
5. By whom is the Separation of the Judiciary from the Executive enjoined? Directive Principle
6. How is the electric potential at the centre of a charged conductor? Same as on the surface
7. On which river are Victoria Falls in Africa located? River Zambezi
8. In which year did Mahatma Gandhi enter into freedom struggle in India? 1917
9. Feroz Gandhi Award, is given for outstanding performance in which field? Journalism
10. What is the inflation experienced in the country at present? Cost-push inflation
11. For which disease is Oncogene responsible? Cancer
12. Which sets of cities is located on the reference longitude for Indian standard
time?
KakinandaPondicherry
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13. Who destroyed the Empire of Chalukyas of Badami? Rashtrakutas
14. For the enforcement of Fundamental Rights, what can the Supreme Court
do?
It may issue a writ
15. The element common to all the acids is known as which name? Hydrogen
16. To integrate cultural leaders into its meeting, which gives “Crystal Award”? World Economic
Forum
17. The Konkan Coast stretches between which regions? Goa and Cochin
18. Who was the Chola King to have conquered Bengal? Rajendra I
19. Where is the Central Water and Power Research Station located? Khadakwasla
20. Which chamber of human heart pumps fully oxy, genated blood to aorta and
hence to the body?
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Left Ventricle
21. Which writ is issued by the court in case of illegal detention of a person? Habeas Corpus
22. Soil can best be conserved on the hills by which of the cultivating
methods?
Contour ploughing
23. The Vijay Satambha (Tower of Victory) at Chittor was built by which
ruler?
Rana Kumbha
24. Which is most efficient engine? Electric
25. Which is the most important small-scale industry in India? Handloom
26. By whom was the book ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ written? Jonathan Swift
27. Why does north-western India receive substantial rainfall during winter
months?
Westerly disturbances
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28. Who built the temple of the Sun God at Konark? Kapilendra
29. Which bacteria helps in improving the soil fertility? Rhizobrum
30. The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of which Department/
Ministry?
Culture
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1. Which is the gas usually filled in the electric bulb? Nitrogen
2. What is an intrusion of magma along a bedding plane is called? Batholith
3. Of which metal was the The famous figure of a dancing girl found in the
excavations of Harappa?
Bronze
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4. Which is nearest to Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research? Mahabalipuram
5. Which part of separated UTI is under SEBI’s regulation? UTI-II
6. What is the principle pathway of water translocation in angiosperms? Xylem vessel system
7. Which is the highest coal-producing country in the world? China
8. What was the most important feature of the Government of India Act of
1919?
Introduction of
Dyarchy
9. In which Ministry, the census organisation has been functioning on a
permanent footing since 1961?
Home Affairs
10. Who invented the laser? Charles H. Townes
11. Which country has the largest number of’ landborder neighbouring
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countries?
Russia
12. Which is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the
earth’s crust?
Oxygen
13. Which animal was domesticated by the Harappans? Buffalo, sheep, dog,
pig.
14. Which Article of the UN Charter established the International Trusteeship
System?
75
15. Which tree require highest amount of water for growth? Euclyptus
16. Which is the largest Committee of the Parliament? The Estimates
Committee
17. Where are Mulberry trees grown mainly for silk production in China? Yangtze delta
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18. Who transferred his capital from Rajgir to Pataliputra? Udayin
19. Which alloys is used for making magnets? Alnico
20. By which bank are the central banking functions in India performed? Reserve Bank of India
21. In which year, African Export and Import Bank came into existence? 1978
22. Which is known for extensive tropical rain forest? Congo basin
23. Which transferred his capital from Patliputra to Vaishali? Shishunaga
24. What is the principal structural elements of a living cell? Carbon
25. In which year was the first no confidence motion moved in the Lok Sabha
after independence?
1963
26. One calorie is the heat required to raise the temperature of 1g of water by
how many degrees?
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1°C
27. When was petroleum discovered first in commercial quantities in India? 1890
28. Who was not a contemporary of the ‘Other three? Milinda
29. When is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day observed? October 9
30. From where does the National Stock Exchange functions? Mumbai
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1. What is known as power house of cell? Mitochondria
2. How many number of atomic power plants existing in India today? 9
3. Which ancient Mahajanapadas was located on the bank of Yamuna? Vatsa
4. By whom was the idea of the Constitution of India first of all given? M. N. Roy
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5. To whom the credit for the discovery of transuranic element goes? Seaborg
6. When is World Development Information Day, recognized by the UN is
observed?
October 24
7. On which date does Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere occur? December, 22
8. Who were the originators of the Dravidian style of architecture and sculpture
in South India?
Cholas
9. How many medals did P.T. Usha win at the Xth Asiad? 4
10. What is the role of in the rabbit and horse, the appendix? It helps in digestion of
cellulose
11. By whom were the members of the Constituent Assembly elected? By Provincial
Assemblies
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12. How much does one degree of the circumference of the earth measure
(approx.)?
111 km
13. Which was the dynasty that succeeded the Chalukyas in Western India? Rashtrakutas
14. What is the Mode of transmission of heat in which heat carried by a moving
particles?
Convection
15. Who are not protected against inflation? Agricultural farmers
16. The first Commonwealth Games were held in the year 1930 at which
place?
Hamilton (Canada)
17. In the earth’s atmosphere, what changes in the atmospheric pressure? Decreases with height
18. During the reign of Iltutmish which was a silver coin in use? Tanka
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19. A girl ate sweets while fanning the flies away. Due to this, she suffered from
a which disease?
Cholera
20. What is the total number of High Courts in India at present? 24
21. Sodium carbonate crystals lose water molecules. What is this property
called?
Efflorescence
22. Where are the tropical cyclones-Hurricanes and Typhoons-develop and
mature?
Any where in the
tropical zone
23. What was Karaj in the thirteenth century? Tax on cultivation
24. The Paratroopers Training School of the Indian, Air Force, is located at
which place?
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Agra (U.P.)
25. What is termed as the period of high inflation and low economic growth? Stagflation
26. Which cell organelle is semi-permeable? Plasma membrane
27. In which country is Cork is chiefly produced? Cadiz (Spain)
28. Which was the original name of Tansen, the famous musician in the court
of Akbar?
Ramtanu Pande
29. When can the salaries of High Court judges be reduced? During a Financial
Emergency
30. Which electromagnetic radiation is most prevalent in the atmosphere? Infrared
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1. Where is Indian Institute of Petroleum located? Dehradun
2. Which pair of countries the leading manufacturers of cement in the world? China and India
3. Of which kingdom was Malik Ambar the Prime Minister? Ahrnadnagar
4. Which scientist shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with his son? William Henry Bragg
5. Which gase is essential for photosynthesis process? CO2
6. Who presided over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly of
India?
Sachidananda Sinha
7. Which river crosses the Equator twice? Congo
8. Who was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress? Dadabhai Naoroji
9. The couple between base units of DNA is through which bonding? Hydrogen bonding
10. Which industry was started first in India? Tea
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11. The sun is visible a little before the actual sunrise because of which
reaction?
Atmospheric refraction
12. On the bank of which river is New York situated? River Hudson
13. During whose Viceroyalty, Queen Victoria was crowned with ‘Kaiser-iHind’
in Delhi Durbar?
Lytton
14. Throgh which are water and mineral in plant are transported? Xylem
15. Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian
Constitution?
B. R. Ambedkar
16. Which electromagnetic wave has the longest wavelength? Gamma rays
17. Lakshadweep is a group of how many islands? 25
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18. In which year did Annie Besant enjoy the Presidentship of the INC? 1917
19. Which European country is the guarantor of Bank of Central African
States?
France
20. Which state ranks first in terms of the maximum number of agro-based
industries?
Punjab
21. Trunk of tree increases in grith due to cell division in which tissue? Meristematic tissue
22. The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli lies between which states
of India?
Gujarat and
Maharashtra
23. Who was the political guru of Gandhiji? Gopal Krishna Gokhale
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24. What is the maximum strength of the nominated members in both the Houses
of Parliament?
14
25. Acetylene is used as an anaesthetic under which name? Narcylene
26. Which European country provide its currency for Bank of Central African
States?
France
27. Forest policy of govt. aims to bring what percentage of total area, under
forest?
33%
28. Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to which place? Daulatabad
29. Rabindranath Tagore was awarded Noble Prize for his which literary work? Geetanjali
30. Which is responsible for red rot of sugarcane? Collectorichum
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1. In nuclear fission, how many percentage of mass is converted into energy? 0.1%
2. Which are the most important commercial forests of India? Tropical deciduous
3. Who was the first woman ruler of medieval India? Razia Sultan
4. Who decides whether a particular bill is a Money Bill or not? Speaker of Lok Sabha
5. Which property is processed by the ferromagnetic substance? Hysterasis
6. Word Bull and Big are associated with which branch of commercial
activity?
Share Market
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7. Which is a true example of Median mass? IndoGangetic plain
8. In which book has Buddha been described as an ocean of wisdom and
compassion?
Amarakosa
9. Who is the author of the book “The Audacity of Hope”? Barack Obama
10. Which stage of development of insect is most harmful for crop? Caterpillar
11. Indian President and Prime Minister are a replica of the heads of the State of
which country?
Britain
12. Niagara Falls is located between which pairs of lakes? Lake Erie and lake
Ontario
13. What was the crux of early Buddhism? Renunciation of desire
14. What is the major ingredient of leather? Collagen
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15. With which sport is Leroy Burrell associated? Athletics
16. Of which bills Open market operations of a Central Bank are sale and
purchase?
Trade bills
17. Which country makes maximum use of the geothermal energy? Iceland
18. During which time was Gandhara school of art developed? Mauryas
19. By which are heredity characters of parent transfered to their offspring? Chromosomes
20. When is the Constitution of India designed to work as a unitary
government?
In times of Emergency
21. Which particle has similar mass to that of the electron? Positron
22. Which Grand Banks are famous fishing grounds in the region? North-West Atlantic
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23. The King Kanishka held a great Buddhist Council under whose
presidentship?
Vasurnitra
24. The term ‘deuce’ is common in which two games? Badminton and Tennis
25. What is the number of principal organs of UNO? 6
26. What is exception to Mendel’s principle of dominance? Mirablius
27. Among source of power India has largest reserves of which source of
power?
Coal
28. Which Generals of Alauddin Khilji ultimately became the first Sultan of the
Tughlaq dynasty?
Ghazi Malik
29. Who is the highest Law Officer of a State? Advocate General
30. Which acid used to remove inkspots? Oxalic acid
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1. To meet the growing needs for coins in the country, where does the
Government propose to set up another mint?
Noida
2. Which oil field of India is the oldest and still producing oil? Digboi
3. The first Muslim conquest of the Hindu Kingdoms of Deccan was effected
by whose forces?
Alauddin Khilji
4. Since when has US been a member of the UN? 1945
5. For pasteurisation of milk by Flash method, at which temperature is milk
heated?
100°C
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6. After howmuch time are the elections to Panchayats are to be held? Every five years
7. How are the orbits of planets around the Sun, or of satellites around the
Earth,?
Circular and elliptic
8. Buland Darwaza, built -by Akbar, is to commemorate the victory of which
state?
Gujarat
9. A car is running on a road at a uniform speed of 60 km/hr. What is the net
resultant force on the car?
Equal to zero
10. Dog bite can cause rabies. Which other animals can also cause rabies? Bat
11. For international payments, to which currency is the Indian currency
linked?
American Dollar
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12. What is the outermost layer of Sun called? Corona
13. Where is the tomb of Babar? Kabul
14. Which chemical is used for preserving fruit juices? Sodium benzoate
15. How many High Courts in India have jurisdiction over more than one State
(Union Territories not included)?
3
16. Which metal is found in ‘plaster of paris’? Calcium
17. The dry wind ‘Santa Ana’ blows in which country? California
18. To which battle of the beginning of the British political sway over India can
be traced?
Plassey
19. Which animal which can tolerate more summer heat? Goat
20. When does World Health Organization organise ‘World Aids Day’? 1st December
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21. Which root develops from any part of plant body except the radical? Adventitious root
22. Cyclonic rainfall largely occurs in which country? India
23. The final defeat of the Maratha Confederacy came during the time of which
governor?
Hastings
24. Which High Court has jurisdiction over the State of Arunachal Pradesh? Mumbai
25. Between which bodies is one Astronomical Unit the average distance? Earth and the Sun
26. Where are the headquarters of IMF and World Bank located? Both Washington DC
27. What is the Molten rock below the surface of the earth? Magma
28. In ‘March 1925, who was elected as the President of the Central Legislative
Assembly?
Vithalbhai Patel
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29. Which is a World Bank group of five institutions? IDA
30. In plant which one of the following tissues is dead? Collenchyma
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1. With which does the power to extend or restrict the jurisdiction of the High
Court rest?
With the Parliament
2. Which is a chemical weathering process? Oxidation
3. In which year did Mahatma Gandhi return to India, leaving South Africa for
ever?
1915
4. Which non-metals is not a poor conductor of electricity? Selenium
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5. When International Day of Older Persons, recognized by the UN is
observed?
October 1
6. What was the earlier name of the WTO? GAD
7. Which country is known as the ‘Sugar bowl of the World’? Cuba
8. Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done
for whom?
Bahubali
9. For the implantation of fertilize ova uterus secret which harmone? Estrogen
10. A Judge of a High Court wanting to resign addresses his letter of resignation
to whom?
The President
11. Which radiation emitted from the sun has highest wavelength? Micro waves
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12. What is a person of mixed European and Indian blood in Latin America is
called?
Mestizo
13. The first Buddhist Council was held in which city? Rajgriha
14. When is World Environment Day, recognized by the UN observed? June 5
15. Michael Ferreira is associated with which game/sport? Billiards
16. Which major chemical compound found in human kidney stones? Calcium oxalate
17. Duncan Passage is located between which regions? South and Little
Andaman
18. Which was the Mughal Emperor who prohibited the use of tobacoo? Aurangzeb
19. By whom was collective responsibility of the Cabinet introduced in India? Constitution of India
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20. Aluminium surface are often ‘anodized’. This means deposition of a layer
of which oxide?
Zinc oxide
21. In which year was Railway Budget in India separated from general budget? 1924-25
22. Which is the highest mountain peak in India? Mt. K2
23. Who streamlined the Maratha administration after Shambhaji? Raja Ram
24. Kamlesh Mehta has distinguished hems elf in which game/sport? Table Tennis
25. Ultimate environmental hazard to mankind, why? Due to Nuclear
pollution
26. If a Minister of a State wants to resign, to whom he should address the letter
of resignation?
Chief Minister
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27. Which crop are grown mainly in the irrigated areas during Zaid? Moong and Urad
28. How were the ritualistic precepts attached to the hymns of the Vedas
known?
Brahmanas
29. The ozone layer in the atmosphere is at a height of about how many k.m.? 50 km
30. Rajiv Gandhi National Flying Institute is has been established in which
State?
Maharashtra
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1. With which India’s progress has been reasonably satisfactory in
connection?
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Growth of GNP
2. Critical criteria for the location of an aluminium plant in India are the
availability of which things?
Bauxite and electricity
3. From which place did the Aryans came to India? Central Asia
4. Sound become hazardous noise pollution at which level? Above 80 dB
5. Who is to conduct the elections to the Panchayats and Municipalities? State Election
Commission
6. Which metal is extracted by thermal reduction process? Copper
7. Which Scale is used for recording weather condition? Centigrade
8. According to whom was persecutor of Buddhism? Divyavadana
9. In which city is the Global Automotive Research Centre being set up? Chennai
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10. Who produced the first automobile? Henry Ford
11. Which Animal is also known as ‘Portuguese man of war’? Physalia
12. Which chemically inactive gas present in atmosphere? Argon
13. To which region did Satavahanas belonged? Andhra region
14. A Municipal Corporation is set up in a city with howmuch population of not
less than?
10 lakh
15. How many electrons will have a charge of one coulomb? 6.2 × 1018
16. Of the various ways of financing government’s investment expenditure,
what is the least inflationary?
Taxation
17. Which state leads in the production of maize? Punjab
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18. Which rulers began the construction’ of the famous Kailasa rock-cut temple
at Ellora?
Krishna-I
19. What is the mean of Epigraphy? The study of
inscriptions
20. Entamoeba histolytica is found in which part of man? Intestine
21. Which was the only President of India who elected unopposed? Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
22. Which is not plantation crop? Sugarcane
23. Who laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire? Dantidurga
24. Which synthetic fibre is known as artificial silk? Rayon
25. In the UN, how many territories were placed under the trusteeship system? 11
26. By which band is Monetary policy regulated? Central Bank
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27. If a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is quite far from the earth, how
would be the eclipse?
Likely to be annular
28. During the Mughal period which trader first came to-India? Portuguese
29. Reduced leaves and sunken stomata are the main feature of which thing? Xerophytes
30. When the Vice-President officiates as President, whose salary does he
draw?
President
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1. Which quantity remains constant in a step-down transformer? Power
2. What is the approximate equatorial circumference of the earth? 40,000 Km
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3. Sher Shah died while fighting in which war? Kalinjar
4. Where is the headquarter of the International Court of Justice? The Hague
5. When is World Intellectual Property Day, recognized by the UN is
observed?
April 26
6. What ratio of forest area needed for ecologycal balance in India? 33.3%
7. Which forces is most powerful in determining movement of wind including
its velocity?
Pressure gradient force
8. The First Anglo-Burmese War was concluded by a treaty Which is that? Treaty of Yandaboo
9. In which year were the first general elections in India held? 1951
10. All acids contain which element? Hydrogen
11. In which of the Five Year Plans, preference was given to the weaker sections
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of the society?
Fifth
12. Which local wind is not characteristically hot and dry? Mistral
13. What was Tipu Sultan’s major interest in building ships? To promote trade and
commerce
14. When is World Blind Day/World Sight Day observed? October 15
15. Cirrhosis is a disease that affects which organ? Liver
16. In which year did the Congress loose its monopoly of power in the States for
the first time after the elections?
1967
17. Which predominantly acts as the agent of chemical erosion of soil? Underground water
18. In which movements Bande Mataram was adopted as a slogan for
agitation?
Partition of Bengal in
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1905
19. What is the number of basic units in the International System of Units? 7
20. How many gold medals did P.T. Usha win in the 1986 Seoul Asian Games? 4
21. Upon which development the Second Five Year Plan laid mote stress? Industrialisation
22. Formation of pot holes in river beds is an example of thing? Corrosion
23. Who was founder of All India Harijan Sangha in 1932? M. K. Gandhi
24. Milk, cheese and eggs are the source of vitamins which vitamins? A and D
25. Which Directive Principle is based on Gandhian ideology? Promotion of cottage
industries
26. Which type of glass can cut off ultraviolet rays? Crookes glass
27. Asia accounts for nearly howmany percent of world population? 55
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28. Who deciphered the Brahmi inscription of Ashoka first time? James Princep
29. India reached the final of the Davis Cup for the first time in which year? 1966
30. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
located?
Tamil Nadu
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1. BMD testing is done to diagnose which disease? Osteoporosis
2. Which are the regions with the highest and lowest densities respectively? Europe and Oceania
3. With whose reign is the Gandhara school of art associated? Kanishka
4. Which Directive Principle of State Policy has NOT been implemented so
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far?
Uniform civil code for
the citizens
5. If you swim one km, how many miles do you swim? 0.62
6. Which tax is levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the
States?
Stamp Duties
7. Which is the juction point of the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats of
India?
Nilgiri Hills
8. Revenue system during Akbar’s reign was in the hands of which person? Todarmal
9. Who is the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research? Prime Minister of India
10. Golden rice has the highest quantity of which vitamin? Vitamin A
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11. When did the first linguistic State of Andhra come into existence? October 1, 1953
12. The highest peak of the Himalayas in India is in which state? Sikkim
13. Which Upanishads were translated into Persian by Dara Shikh? Sirr-i-Akbar
14. Which is called philosopher’s wool? Zinc oxide
15. Which is the highest mountain peak in India? K2
16. Which is not a direct tax? Tax on entertainment
17. Ankaleshwar in India is known for the production of which state? Assam
18. In which culture is the earliest evidence of silver in India found? Harappan Culture
19. Which test helps in diagnosis of cancer? Biopsy test
20. From which fund are the salaries of the Judges of the Supreme Court
drawn?
Consolidated Fund
21. Which animal belongs to the family in which Panda belongs? Bear
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22. English is the official language of which State? Nagaland
23. The ratio of the inertial mass to gravitational mass is equal to which
number?
1
24. Which was India’s first mobile offshore drilling platform? Sagar Samrat
25. Where has the use of plough been evidenced? Kalibangan
26. Who first imparted a mass character to the Indian National Congress? Mahatma Gandhi
27. Which President of-India served for two terms? Rajendra Prasad
28. Which part of cockroach bears exo and endoskeleton? Head
29. Which region receives the rainfall throughout the year due to westerly
winds?
South Chile
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30. Which was initially the most powerful city state of Indian in the 6th century
B. C.?
Magadh
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1. Under which Article of the Constitution is the President’s rule promulgated
on any State in India?
356
2. What is the most abundant element on the earth’s crust by weight? Oxygen
3. Why does the Issue Department of the RBI maintain a against printing of
note?
Minimum Reserve
System
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4. Which winds are predominantly seasonal winds? Monsoon winds
5. Upto where Chandraqupta Maurya’s empire extended in the north-west? Hindukush
6. The theory of use and disuse was used to explain evolution by which
scientist?
Lamarck
7. By when is extinction of a species in a food chain compensated? Food web
8. For howmany month can the proclamation of emergency at the first instance
be restricted?
6 months
9. Which state is the largest producer of Gypsum? Rajasthan
10. By whom were The Chalukyas of Badami were succeeded? Rashtrakutas
11. Where is the intensity of the earth’s gravitational field maximum? At the pole
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12. When is United Nations Day for Women Rights and International Peace
observed?
March 8
13. Rupee was devalued by what percent in July 1991? 20 Percent
14. What is the position of India in terms of production of coal? Fourth
15. Which Rashtrakuta king founded the capital city’ of Manyakheta? Dantidurga
16. When is the world biodiversity day celebrated annually? 5th June
17. To which do the residuary powers of legislation in case of Jammu and
Kashmir belong?
The State Legislature
18. When ore is heated generally in absence of air then what is process called? Calcination
19. By whom wwere the Saturn rings were discovered? Galileo
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20. From which ruler did Humayun received the Kohinoor diamond? The Ruler of Gwalior
21. When is Right to Know Day (Right To Know Day net) observed? September 28
22. Limba Ram is Known for his outstanding performance in which game? Archery
23. Growth of which organ does the virus of AIDS affects? T cells in blood
24. Where is the speed of rotation of the earth highest? Along the Equator
25. Which was the medieval Indian writer who refers to the discovery of
America?
Abul Fazl
26. Railways is a subject on which list? Union List
27. The refractive index of a piece of transparent quartz is the greatest for which
light?
Violet light
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28. Which authority sanctions foreign exchange for the import of goods? Reserve Bank of India
29. Which region of the world is called” the bread basket of the world? Temperate grassland
30. Who united all the Sikhs and founded a kingdom in the Punjab? Maharaja Ranjit Singh
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1. How many wickets Kapil Dev had taken in Test matches when he retired? 434
2. The human body is immune to which disease? Small pox
3. Why was the design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constitutent
Assembly of India?
July, 1947
4. Where is the thermal equator found? North of geographical
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equator
5. Which was the capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh? Lahore
6. Which pair does not contain a coinage metal? Zinc and Gold
7. Who is the recipient of the 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award? D.R. Mehta
8. Where is the The headquarter of World Trade Organisation? Geneva
9. Tsunami is a large sea wave caused by an earthquake experienced along the
coasts of which country?
Japan
10. Who was the first woman’ President of the Indian National Congress? Annie Besant
11. Phycology is the branch of botany, what do we study about in this branch? Algae
12. On which date India became a Sovereign, democratic republic? Jan 26, 1950
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13. Why is a water tank appears shallower when it is viewed from top? Due to Refraction
14. On which scale the intensity of earthquakes is measured? Richter scale
15. Who was the founder of the Muslim League in India? Nawab Salimulla
16. Who is the first Indian woman to receive in Borlaug award and in which
year?
Dr. Amita Patel, 1992
17. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases is located at which
place?
Delhi
18. Palaeobotany is the branch of botany, what do we study about in this
branch?
Plant fossils
19. Which is the largest fish exporting region in the world? The North-West Pacific
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Region
20. By the time of which ruler was Gautama Buddha elevated to the position of
God?
Kanishka
21. In respect of which states has Union Parliament power to legislate on the
subjects of all three lists?
Union Territories
22. What is the most soluble in water? Sugar
23. What is the effect of inflation on tax revenue results in a situation? Fiscal drag
24. Which country is included in the North-West Pacific fishing grounds? Japan
25. Who presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka
at Kashmir?
Vasumitra
26. With which one of the following is BRIT (Government of India) engaged? Isotope Technology
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27. Which part became modified as the tusk of elephant? Second incisor
28. To which do the residuary powers of legislation in case of Jammu and
Kashmir belong?
The State Legislature
29. India is the seventh largest country in the world and howmuch does it cover
a total area?
Approximately
3200000 sq. km
30. What was the main reason for the evolution of kingship in Vedic society? Desire to conquer new
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1. One horse power is equal to howmany watts? 746 watts
2. From where can renewable energy be obtained? Biomass
3. What is the inflation experienced in the country at present? Costpush inflation
4. Which is the largest southernmost single island in India? Great Nicobar Island
5. On the which bank was the ‘Battle of Ten Kings’ fought? Parushni (Ravi)
6. If the radius of blood vessels decrease, what will be in the blood pressur? Increase
7. Railways is a subject on which list? Union List
8. When ice melts into water, which type of change occurs in entropy? Increases
9. Where is Peaty soil found? Kerala
10. Which were the contemporaries of Kanishka? Nagarjuna,
Asvaqhosha, Vasumitra
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11. Which countries were involved in 100 year war? England and France
12. Who is the author of a collection of poems called Golden Threshold? Sarojini Naidu
13. What do ligaments join? Bone to bone
14. Which is the most important factor in soil formation? Climate
15. Who were the first to issue gold coins? Indo Greeks
16. For howmany months is the President’s rule imposed? 6 months
17. The pH of water at 25°C is 7. Remains same
18. How is Share of Direct tax in post economic reform? Increasing
19. Which enterior part of the earth is nearly half of the radius of the earth? Mantle
20. Why was the Delhi Sultanate virtually ended? Due to the invasion of
Timur
21. Famous book ‘The Return of the Native’ is written by which author? Thomos Hardy
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22. Which is produced during allergic reactions? Histamine
23. Which proclamation of National Emergency automatically suspends? Right to freedom
24. Which place has the longest day and the shortest night on 22nd December? Melbourne
25. Whose nickname was the Cholisa or the Group of Forty? Turkish nobility
created by Iltutmish
26. What is the mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen called? Water gas
27. Who has scored the highest run in a test cricket innings? Brian Lara
28. In which year was Tax collection of Central govt. lowest as compare to
G.D.P.?
1999-2000
29. Which natural region produced by the creation of climatic homogeneity by
the sea?
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Marine west coast
30. Who invented the technique of extracting scent from Rose? Nurjahan
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1. In the leaf of tobacco what is found? Nicotin
2. Anglo-Indian representatives in the Lok Sabha are nominated in terms of
which Article?
331
3. How many image will be formed if two mirrors are fitted adjacent walls and
one mirror on ceiling?
7
4. Who founded the French School of Regional Geography? Paul Vidal de in Blache
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5. The bitterest war of succession under the great Mughals was fought among
whose sons?
Shahjahan
6. All Sher, an Arjuan award winner, is associated with which game? Golf
7. Which is not an award given on the National Awards Day? Vishwamitra Award
8. What does the outermost whorl of Bougainvillea flower consist of? Bract
9. Which is the place that has the longest day and the shortest night on 22nd
December,?
Melbourne
10. Under which system of assessment, the British Government collected
revenue directly from the farmers?
Ryotwari
11. By whom is the composition of the UPSC determined? By the President
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12. In which Molecule the distance between two adjacent carbon atoms is
longest?
Ethane
13. When was the decimal system of currency introduced in India? 1957
14. Geostationary orbit is at a height of howmany km? 36,000 km
15. Where was the first Indian university opened in 1857? Calcutta
16. Who is the author of the book’ Economic Nightmare of India’? Charan Singh
17. Most of the digestion occur in which part of alimentory canal of man? Small intestine
18. After howmany years is Finance Commission constituted by the President? Every five years
19. In which country, has maximum damage to the forest been caused by acid
rain?
Poland
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20. Who was named as Mira Ben by Mahatma Gandhi? Madeline Slade
21. Which of light are strongly absorbed by plants? Blue and red
22. ‘Higher than Hopes’ is a biography of which author? Nelson Mandela
23. How many languages are used on a ten rupee note? 15
24. Which are the materials that come out of a volcano at the time of eruption? Solid, liquid, gaseous
25. Which ruler from Central Asia conquered North India in 1192? Shihabuddin
Muhammad Gori
26. What is formed during Kerb’s cycle? Fumaric acid
27. Who is the highest Law Officer of a State? Advocate General
28. Deficiency of which vitamin cause knock-knee, bow legs and pigeon chest
in children?
Vitamin D
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29. Which is the longest mountain range in the world? Andes
30. Who witnessed the reign of seven Sultans of Delhi? Amir Khusarau
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1. The book ‘Satanic Verses’ was written by which author? Salman Rushdie
2. Which is the most urbanized country of West Asia? Kuwait
3. In which type of cell divisions does crossing over of chromosomes takes
place?
Meiosis
4. Which Strait separates Africa from Europe? Strait of Gibraltar
5. During which reign was Buddhism split up’ into the Hinayana and Mahayana
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sects at the Buddhist Council?
Kanishka
6. The executive power is vested in the President but on whose advice is it
actually used?
The Council of
Ministers
7. In storms, the roofs of some houses are carried away. According whom is
this?
Bernoulli’s principle
8. Which State produces maximum pulses in the country? Madhya Pradesh
9. Which is the World’s longest river? Nile
10. In which two seets was Jainism divided into? Svetambara and
Digambara
11. Which country has the largest forest area in the world? Russian Federation
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12. What is the source of immediate energy for cellular activity? ATP
13. Who was the member of the Rajya Sabha when first appointed as the Prime
Minister of India?
Indira Gandhi
14. The largest coral reef in the world is found near the coast of which country? Australia
15. Nalanda University flourished during the reign of which ruler? Harsha
16. Which charcoal is used to deeolourise raw sugar? Wood charcoal
17. When was World Council of Churches formally constituted? 23rd August, 1948
18. Which is the Highest milk producer in India? U. P.
19. Niagara Falls is located between which pair of lakes? Lake Erie and Lake
Ontario