20. After the decline of the Gupta, a By whom was larger part of North India
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reunited?
Harshavardhana
21. What is the grouping of organisms into categories according to a systematic
plan?
Classification
22. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha? Vice-President
23. Which metal used to pollute the air of a big city? Lead
24. The premonsoon mango showers occur predominantly in which state? West Bengal and
Assam
25. In which region of India was the Firdausi order of Sufism popular? Bihar
26. Where is the head-office of the World Council of Churches? Switzerland
27. The United Nations declared 2010 as which International Year? Biodiversity
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28. Why is phenomenon of mirage? Due to total internal
reflection
29. Where are moist tropical evergreen forests found? The Shillong plateau
30. By whom are the oldest compositions in Punjabi devotional compositions? Baba Farid
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1. By whom is the famous book System a Naturae is written? Linnaeus
2. Which Article of the Constitution of India makes a specific mention of
Village Panchayats?
Article 40
3. Which is the updated base for Wholesale Price Index (WPI)? 2004-2005
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4. Where are the oceanic current named as ‘Kuroshio, Kurile and Alaskan’
located?–
North Atlantic Ocean
5. Who was the founder of the autonomous kingoni of Avadh? Saadat Khan Burhan-ul
Mulk
6. Where did Mahendra Singh Dhoni make his ODI debut? Chittagong
7. Which is the gas used to extinguish fire? Carbon dioxide
8. Deficiency of which vitamin, causes xerophthelmia? Vitamin A
9. Which current is produced by upwelling of cold water? Benzuela current
10. Which was the most significant battle in the establishment of British
supremacy in India?
Buxar
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11. Who is entitled to initiate a Bill for Constitutional Amendments? Either House of
Parliament
12. The song “Bande Mataram” was originally composed in which language? Sanskrit
13. What does National income ignore? Salary of employees
14. Which city lies to the western most longitudes? Jaipur
15. In 1889 a British Committee of the Indian National Congress was started.
Who was its Chairman?
W. Wedderburn
16. Which waves are used for a communication through artificial satellites? Microwaves
17. What is the average fat content in buffalow milk? 7.2%
18. In which was Indian Constitution amended for the first time? 1951
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19. Which is the capital of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli? Silvassa
20. The Governor General of Fort William became the Governor General of
India under which Charter Act?–
1833
21. Who was the author of the famous work All Contributions to the Critic of
Political Economy’?
Karl Marx
22. Nobel Prize winning scientist James D. Watson is known for his work in
which area?
Genetics
23. By whom was the law of constant proportions enunciated? Proust
24. Which state of India is the largest producer of lignite coal? Tamil Nadu
25. Which Veda contains an account of magical charms and spells? Atharvaveda
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26. Which form an irreversible complex With haemoglobin of blood? Carbon monoxide
27. Which House is better placed with regard to control over the executive? Lok Sabha
28. Which groups suffer the most from inflation? Creditors
29. Where was the first state-owned fertilizer plant setup in 1951? Sindri
30. When Alexander invaded India, who were the rulers of Magadha? Nandas
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1. Which is a programme that converts high level language to machine
language?
Compiler
2. What is the temperature at which the speed of sound in air becomes double
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its value of 0°C?
819°C
3. Chromosomes are made up of which main component? DNA
4. On which date the earth is at the largest distance from the sun (Apehelion)? July 4th
5. In the Delhi Sultanate, which administrative unit called Paragana was headed
by an official?
Amil
6. For whose removal Parliament’s resolution is not needed? Judge of Supreme
Court
7. Where is the headquarters of the International Fund for Agriculture
Development?
Rome
8. Which case does stagflation imply? Recession plus
inflation
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9. The Earth rotates-around an axis pointing towards which side? The pole star
10. Which Sultan built the fifth storeys of Qutub Minar? Firoz Shah Tughlaq
11. Regarding the atom of a chemical element, magnetic quantum number
refers?
Orientation
12. Coconut and mango grouped under, which kind of fruit? Drup
13. Who fixes the salaries and the allowances of the Speaker of Lok Sabha? Parliament
14. The term ‘Granary of the world’ is related to which type? Temperate
15. To which veda does Ayurveda owe its origin? Yajurveda
16. To which UN organ, does the Security Council send its annual report? General Assembly
17. Which is the Trophy/Cups associated with the game of Hockey? Agha Khan Cup
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18. When an ebonite rod is rubbed with fur, which charge acquired by the fur? Positive
19. Which climatic factor which has the least effect upon a terrestrial
ecosystem?
Wind
20. What wass the name of the tax which the kings used to collect from the
people in the Vedic period?
Bali
21. What is development of fruit without fertilization called? Parthenocarpy
22. Where was the first Municipal Corporation in India set up? Kolkata
23. Which is the largest importer country of Indian textile? USA
24. Which is not a sedimentary rock? Marble
25. Which city was regarded as the best producer of silk? Varanasi
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26. Which batsman started his International cricketing career at the age of 16? Sachin Tendulkar
27. Which charcoal forms of carbon is used in sugar industry? Animal charcoal
28. Enlargment of which gland takes place due to deficiency of iodine? Thyroid
29. Which is the type of igneous rocks are formed midway between volcanic and
plutonic rocks?
Hypabyssal
30. Which Gupta ruler had led a campaign to the south and was an expert ‘Veena’
player?
Samudragupta
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1. When was the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India added? By the first
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Amendment
2. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute is located at which
city?
Nagpur
3. From where does Indian Railways earn the maximum revenue? Freight
4. Through which Strait, does a tunnel connect the United Kingdom and
France?
Strait of Dover
5. Who was the ruler of Chittor, when Alauddin Khilji attacked and conquered
it in 1303 A.D.?
Rana Ratan Singh
6. What is the vertical component of earth’s magnetic field? 0°
7. One molecule of hemoglobin can carry how many atom of oxygen? 8
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8. Which Constitutional Amendments banned the floor crossing in
Parliament?
52nd
9. Which is an inland drainage area? Rann of Kutch
10. Who was the founder of the first Afghan dynasty in India? Bahlol Lodi
11. What is the title of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s autobiography? Wings of Fire
12. Which is a source of methane emission into the atmosphere? Wetland
13. Concentrated sulphuric acid is always diluted by adding which thing? Acid to water
14. The western disturbances which cause rain in north west India originate
which sea?
Mediterranean Sea
15. Which Sikh Guru who was killed by the orders of Aurangzeb? Guru Teg Bahadur
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16. By whom was oral polio vaccine discovered? Jonas Salk
17. Territorial waters of India extends upto how many nautical miles? 12
18. Which is the regulatory authority for giving clearance for External
Commercial borrowing?
RBI
19. Which state in India has the largest area under forests? Madhya Pradesh
20. What is the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh? Patna
21. What is the ultimate cause of water movement in a plant stem against
gravity?
Osmosis
22. How can the quantity of water vapour the atmosphere hold increases? With increase of
temperature
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23. Which pair belongs to the category of cold-blooded animals? Frogs and snakes
24. Which sea in without a coast line? Saragossa sea
25. The Ilbert Bill agitation led to ‘the foundation of which conference? All India National
Conference
26. What is the respect for the National Flag and National Anthem? Fundamental Duty of
every citizen
27. ‘The Naked Face’, a very popular book is written by which author? Sidney Sheldon
28. What does Dear Money Policy imply? High interest rates
29. Which is not an important condition for growth of coral? Wave-free salt water
30. The Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah II was exiled by British and where was to
sent?
Mandalay
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1. Which is the element common to all acids? Hydrogen
2. What is the function of Leghaemoglobin in nitrogen fixation? Absorption of oxygen
3. Which is the competent body to prescribe conditions for acquisition of
citizenship?
Parliament
4. Which lake has been formed due to tectonic activities? Wular lake
5. By whom was the All India Muslim League founded? Agha Khan
6. The celebrated novel ‘The Godfather’ was authored by which person? Mario puzo
7. Who has been named as the White Lightning in the cricket? Allan Donald (South
Africa)
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8. To an astronaut, how does outer space appear? Black
9. Which is categorized as millet? Sorghum
10. In which year was the Harappan Civilization discovered? 1921
11. Which plant produce seed but not fruit? Mint
12. Under which Article of the Constitution is the President’s rule promulgated
on any State in India?
356
13. Which Indian cricketer has bagged a deal with ESPN? Sachin Tendulkar
14. What is the distance of Milky way? 105 light years
15. Who was defeated by Babur in the first battle of Panipat? Ibrahim Lodi
16. Which is the most important ore of aluminium? Bauxite
17. Which chemical can be used is anticoagulent? Sodium citrate
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18. Which was an associate State of India before becoming a full fledged
State?
Sikkim
19. If there is no Sun, what would the colour of the sky? Black
20. Who built the tomb of her Emperor husband? Haji Beghum
21. Who wrote the book ‘The Story of the Integration of the Indian States’? V. P. Menon
22. What is the mean of Cheap Money? Low Rate of Interest
23. The focal length of the lens in a photographic camera is 5 cm. What is the
power of the lens?
+ 20 D
24. In which forests are the greatest diversity of animal and plant species
occurs?
Tropical moist forests
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25. To which river is the dockyard at ‘Lothal is connected through’ a channel? Bhogavo
26. Carbon monoxide has how much greater affinity for haemoglobin as
compared to oxygen?
200 times
27. In which country does State funding of elections take place? Germany and Austria
28. Who is the author of the book ‘Development as Freedom’? Amartya Sen
29. Which climatic region has the least temperature range? Equatorial region
30. On the which bank of river is the site of Harappa located? Ravi
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1. The oldest monarchy in the world is that of which country? Japan
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2. Starch iodide paper is used to test for the presence of which agent? Oxidising agent
3. In the case of a ‘test-tube baby’ where does fertilisation take place? Outside the mother’s
body
4. The direction of ocean currents is reversed with season in which ocean? In the Indian Ocean
5. By which inscription is the earliest example of a land grant is provided? The Satavahanas
6. The powers of the Election Commission are given in which Article of the
Constitution?
324
7. New exim policy has choosen which town for ‘the pottery export? Khurja
8. The boundary between North and South Korea is marked by which line? 38th Parallel
9. The Grand Banks are famous fishing grounds in which region? North-West Atlantic
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10. To which satvahana king is the Prakrit text ‘Gatha Saptasai’ is attributed? Hala
11. Why does diffusion of light in the atmosphere take place? Due to dust particles
12. Which Element present in largest amount in human body? Oxygen
13. Which of appointment is not made by the President of India? Speaker of the Lok
Sabha
14. The present demographic transition of India is indicative of which thing? Typically increasing
urbanisation
15. Who wrote Tughluqnamah? Amir Khusrau
16. Who was the first winner of’ Dada Saheb Phalke Award? Prithvi Raj Kapoor
17. What is the mean of Ad Valorem? According to value
18. What is formed by dissolution of base or acid in water? Exothermic
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19. Which is the smallest Union Territory? Lakshadweep
20. In which year was India was invaded by Timur Lame? 1398
21. Which instrument meant for measuring the rate of respiration? Respirometer
22. To whom the Vice-President’s letter of resignation is to be addressed? President
23. The book ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ was written by which person? Jules Verne
24. In which product has Bangladesh emerged as the main competitor of India
in the world market?
Jute
25. In which battle did Dara Shikoh finally loose the war of succession to
Aurangzeb?
Sarnuqarh
26. What is the middle name of the world class batsman Sachin Tendulkar? Ramesh
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27. A substance, when inserted between the poles of a magnet, is pushed out,
what is it?
Diamagnetic
28. What is the a biological process in which glucose and fat is oxidised to
librate energy?
Respiration
29. Which State enjoys ideal conditions for the development of petrochemical
industries?
Gujarat
30. The great painter Khwaja Abdus Samad flourished at the Court of which
ruler?
Shershah
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1. Trade Union comes under which List? Concurrent list
2. What is termed as the period of high inflation and low economic growth? Stagflation
3. What was the former name of the Reliance Cup? Prudential Cup
4. How are the temperatures in equatorial regions between July and January? The same
5. In city was the East India Association founded by Dadabhai Naoroji in
1866?
London
6. Which processe is used to remove reducible oxides from the metal? Poling
7. Which technique can be used to establish the paternity of a child? DNA finger printing
8. Which was the first State to become bifurcated after independence? Madras
9. Which island receives conventional rainfall? Sumatra
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10. Who was the first Governor General of India? Lord William Bentinck
11. Which country won the first World Cup cricket tournament in 1975? West Indies
12. Who sings on One-rupee currency notes? Finance Secretary of
India
13. The first explosion of an atomic device in India was carried out in which
state?
Rajasthan
14. Which crops requires a cool growing season and a bright sun shine at the
time of ripening?
Wheat
15. In which state was the Nalanda University located in India? Bihar
16. Who got noble prize for artificial synthesis of DNA? Kornberg
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17. If the President wants to resign from office, he may do so by writing to
whom?
Vice-President
18. Parimarjan Negi has excelled in which games? Chess
19. Which state in India are the largest producers of sugarcane? Bihar and Uttar
Pradesh
20. Vikramshila Mahavihara was established by the ruler of which dyanasy? Pala Dynasty
21. Bachendri Pal became famous for her grand success in which field? Mountaineering
22. Mercury is transported in metal containers made of which metal? Iron
23. By whom was Cell theory was propounded? Schleiden and
Schwann
24. What does lattitude place indicate? Temperature
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25. Knowledge about the- existence of which animal is doubtful in the Indus
VaElley Civilization?
Cat
26. What is the minimum age required for becoming the Prime Minister of
India?
25 years
27. How is Indian economy? Mixed economy
28. Who is popularly known as Nightingale of India? Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
29. What is the upper part of the mantle upon which the crust of the Earth floats
called?
Asthenosphere
30. Which has proved the best source of information for depicting India’s ancient
history?
Inscriptions
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1. The working of optical is based on which of electromagnetic waves? Total internal reflection
2. By whom was Cholera bacillus discovered? Robert Koch
3. At present the Rajya Sabha consists of howmany members? 245
4. Where is the Monsoon effect is also experienced? East Africa
5. By whom was Decimal system introduced? Bhaskara
6. Who is considered to be the greatest of all times? Charles Dickens
7. Among the remedies of inflation, what can we include? Lowering bank rate
8. Which element present in the largest amount in rocks and minerals? Silicon
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9. Which is an example of Midlatitude desert? Patagonia desert
10. How was the Gupta administration? Monarchial
11. By whom was the antibiotic penicillin first discovered? Alexzander Fleming
12. Who was the first speaker of the Lok Sabha? Malgaonkar
13. Who is the author of the book ‘My other two daughters’? Surjit Singh Barnala
14. Which is not helpful for delta formation? Tidal nature of waves
15. The Rajatarangini by Kalhana ‘is Sanskrit verse, when was it written? 12th century A.D.
16. How many times did Geet Sethi win the IBSF World Billiards title? 3
17. When iron rusts, how is its weight? Increases
18. What is the fact that support the concept that viruses are living is that? Multiply themselves
19. How are the Himalayan rivers? Snow fed
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20. In Krishnadevaraya’s court, who were Ashtadiggajas? Eight great poets of his
court
21. What is the intermediate tier of the Panchayati Raj System called? Panchayat Samiti
22. What is Green Gold? Tea
23. What was the mascot for the 2012 Olympic Games held in London? Wenlock
24. The hill station of Coonoor is located in which state? Kerala
25. Who were the first to start a joint stock company trade with India? Portuguese
26. Stainless steel is an alloy of which metals? Iron, chromium and
nickel
27. Which gland in human body enlarged due to goiter? Thyroid
28. Where was the first Municipal Corporation in India set up? Kolkata
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29. 28.38 N and 77.12 E are the respective latitude and longitude of which
places?
Delhi
30. Who established the earliest Surat factories? English
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1. Who is the first person to conduct heart transplantation in India? Dr. Venugopal
2. Which day is celebrated as ‘National Consumer Right Day? 24th December
3. To which processe is the term CMYK related? Offset printing
4. Which has the maximum number of National Parks? Andaman and Nicobar
Islands
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5. On which date the Indians celebrated the independence Day for the first
time?
January 26, 1930
6. What is involved in controlling blood sugar level? Islets of langerhans
7. Who decides the number of Judges in a High Court? President
8. Who was the first Field Marshal of India? S. H. F. J. Manekshaw
9. Which is the major item of export from Paradeep Port? Iron Ore
10. Where did Moplah rebellion of 1921 take place? Kerala
11. What is the range of Prithvi III, the naval version of Prithvi? 250 km-300 km
12. What is the oxidation number and covalency-of sulphur in S8? 0, 2
13. What is the life of RBC in human blood? 120 days
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14. The emission of which greenhouse gase of which entirely anthropogenic? Chlorofluorocarbons
15. Who sent Hienu-Tsang as an envoy to Harsha’s’ court? Tai Tsung
16. From which fund is the pension of a High Court Judge charged? Consolidated Fund of
India
17. What is an essential attribute of inflation? Increase in prices
18. Which is a medium range surface to air missile? Trishul
19. What is the transition zone between two Ecosystems called? Ecotone
20. Who constructed the world famous Jagannath Temple at Puri? Anantvarman
21. In a compound microscope, how is the intermediate image? Real, inverted and
magnified
22. By which can Foetus development in woman’s womb be ascertained? By Ultrasound
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23. For howmany month can the proclamation of emergency at the first instance
be restricted?
6 months
24. What is Lunar Sea? A dark plain on the
moon
25. Which animal was known to ancient Vedic people? Lion
26. Which day is celebrated as the International Labour Day? May 1
27. What is the best means of saving during inflation? Money
28. What is the substance which decreases the rate of a chemical reaction? Poison
29. What is the approximate diameter of the earth? 12,800 Km
30. Which is the source of information about early Vedic period? Rigveda
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1. Dwarfness can be controlled by treating the plant with which acid? Gibberellic acid
2. For howmany months is the President’s rule imposed? 6 months
3. ‘International literacy Day’ is observed on which day? September 8
4. Which natural region is not found in the Torrid Zone? Temperate deserts
5. The Chola empire reached its zenith under which rular? Rajendra Chola I
6. Who lost the AFC (Asian Football Confederation Final 2012 to Aradil? Al-Kuwait
7. Of which irom is Core of transformer made up? Soft iron
8. Which are the Chemicals having profound effect on growth and
development?
Phyto hormones
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9. What are the Mediterranean lands often called? World’s orchard lands
10. The famous bronze image of Nataraja is a fine example of which art? Chola art
11. The levying of which following taxe is outside the jurisdiction of Municipal
Corporation?
Income Tax
12. Who sings on ten rupee notes? Governor (Reserve
Bank of India)
13. In Which year were the first Winter Olympic Games held? 1924
14. Which is not the part of North Atlantic ocean current system? Brazilian current
15. Which kingdom was annexed to tile Mughal empire during the reign of
Shahjahan?
Ahmadnagar
16. Which is obtained, when H2S is passed through the solution of sodium
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zincate?
ZnS
17. Crop sown soon after the onset of south-west monsoon in India, what is this
called?
Kharif
18. What is the electorate for a Panchayat? The Gram Sabha
19. The cold Labrador current brings nine months winter to which region? Eastern Newfoundland
20. How was Akbar’s land revenue system known? As Zabti system
21. Karl Marx’s book ‘Das Kapital’ was published in which year? 1867
22. What is Broad money in India? M3
23. Whose experiments proved that the speed of light was always the same? Michelson and Morley
24. What is the name of the highest summit of Nilgiri Hills? Doda-betta
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25. By which act was the office of the Secretary of State for India? Government of India
Act, 1858
26. Fish die in water bodies polluted by sewage, why? Due to Reduction in
oxygen
27. In which country did the concept of Public Interest Litigation originated? The United States
28. Who is called the Father of English Poetry? Chaucer
29. Nanda Devi peak forms a part of which range? Kumaon Himalayas
30. The title of Governor-General was changed to that of Viceroy in which
year?
1858 A.D.
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1. Indra Nooyi is the Chief Executive Officer of which company? Pepsi
2. What is produced during the formation of photochemical smog? Nitrogen oxide
3. Which part of the cell is essential for protein synthesis? Ribosomes
4. Which National Highways of India is the longest? NH 2
5. Before Delhi, where was the capital of India during the British India? Calcutta
6. For the enforcement of Fundamental Rights, what can the Supreme Court
do?
It may issue a writ
7. Regional Rural Banks are designed to work in which ideal? Help the targetted
groups
8. Which are the first Indian to swim across English Channel? Mihir Sen
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9. Which National Highways pass through Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and
Orissa?
NH 6
10. Who coined the slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”? Lal Bahadur Shastri
11. Why do Electricians use rubber gloves while working? Rubber is an insulator
12. For which disease no vaccine is yet available? Malaria
13. Which part of the Constitution deals with the Directive Principles of State
Policy?
Part IV
14. By whom are fishing, hunting and food gathering activities carried out? Semangs of Malaysia
15. Which South Indian Kingdom is not mentioned in the Ashokan inscription? Satvahan
16. Which is the most southerly test match grounds of England? The Lords
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17. Who are Debenture holders of a company? Its creditors
18. Which is used as a material for making protective windows in space
probes?
Diamond
19. Which natural region is the best known for the production of grapes? Mediterranean
20. Which place has no Ashokan edicts? Pataliputra
21. Why are the movements of leaves of the sensitive plant Mimosa pundica? Due to Seismonasty
22. What is the total number of Fundamental Duties mentioned in the
Constitution?
11
23. Which Indian batsman was the first to hit 44 fours in a test match innings? Laxman
24. How much does the earth revolves round the sun in its orbit by
approximately?
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1° per day
25. In which period did iron come to be used by the Vedic people? In around 1000 B.C
26. Susi Susanti, held the Grand Slam title in which game? Badminton
27. What work is work done in moving a positive charge on an equipotential
surface?
Zero
28. Parthenocarpy fruit is obtained by which sprying phytohormone? Auxins
29. Between which dates there is a continual daylight or summer in the Arctic
regions?
21st March to 23rd
September
30. By whom was ‘Mitakshara’, an authoritative treatise on Hindu law,
written?
Vagneswara
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1. During whose pleasure does teh Attorney General of India hold office? President
2. By which bank are the central banking functions in India performed? Reserve Bank of India
3. When did Sachin Tendulkar make his Test dubut? 1989
4. Which covers the highest percentage of forest area In the world? Temperate Coniferous
forests
5. By which temple is an example of the Nagara style of architecture
provided?
Brihadeshwara Temple,
Thanjavur
6. Which is a non-metal that remains liquid at room- temperature? Bromine
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7. Who discovered Anopheles mosquito transmit malaria? Ronal ross
8. A person to be qualified for standing in a panchayat election what age must
have he attained?
21 years
9. Which is the fastest growing tree? Eucalyptus
10. By which rular was the new element of ‘Gopuram’ encouraged in temples
of South India?
Cholas
11. By whom was Chandigarh designed? Le Corbousier
12. From where does the National Stock Exchange functions? Mumbai
13. Which law is involved in the act of cleaning a carpet by beating it with a
stick?
First law of motion
14. Which is the country with the highest density? Singapore
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15. Who lost his kingdom in Hindustan but retrieved it after about 15 years in
exile?
Humayun
16. Who discovered the causal organism of the disease Anthrax? Robert Koch
17. By whom was the Cabinet Mission to India headed? Lord Pethick Lawrence
18. Who said, ‘Child is the father of Man’? William Wordsworth
19. Which country is situated geographically in America but politically a part
of Europe?
Green Land
20. By whom was the coin rupia first issued? Sher Shah
21. Who among the following was an eminent Painter? Sarada Ukil
22. Which colloidal solution is commonly used as germ killer? Colloidal sulphur
23. Which is an insectivorous plant? Pitcher plant
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24. Which is a north flowing river? Chambal
25. Who followed the policy of ‘masterly inactivity’ towards Afghanistan? Sir John Lawrence
26. Who was the Constitutional adviser to the Constituent Assembly of India? Dr. B. N. Rao
27. Which Public Sector bank’ emblem figures a dog and the words ‘faithful,
friendly’ in it?
Syndicate Bank
28. Yamini Krishnamurti is an accomplished exponent of which dance? Bharatnatyam
29. The river Cauvery flows from which state? Karnataka to Tamil
Nadu
30. The first census was conducted in India at the time of which governor
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1. Which is the unit of activity of a radioactive source? Becquerel
2. Between which set of blood groups, is the blood transfusion possible? A and AB (A donor)
3. Which is the only Union Territory that has a High Court of its own? Delhi
4. Which region has Mediterranean type of climate? Cape Town region of
South Africa
5. Under whose guidance was the Congress policy of pray and petition
ultimately come to an end?
Lala Lajpat Rai
6. When is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recognized by the UN
observed?
January 27
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7. Which bank gives long term loan to farmers? Land Development
Bank
8. Medicines are more effective, if they are used in which state? Colloidal state
9. Where is the expression of earliest volcanic activity in India found? Dalmia hill
10. Where did the Indian National Army (I.N.A.) come into existence? Singapore
11. What number of essential amino acid is found in man? 20
12. By whom is the Governor is appointed? President
13. When is World Day Against Child Labour observed? June 12
14. Which active volcanoe is known as ‘the lighthouse of the Mediterranean
Sea’?
Stromboi
15. Who Shot himself in a shooting encounter in Allahabad? Chandra Shekhar Azad
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16. Who is associated with the development of India’s Atomic Bomb? Raja Ramanna
17. Kirchhoff’s voltage law is based on the law of conservation of which thing? Energy
18. By which is the amount of light entering into the eye controlled? Iris
19. In which country is Barail range located? India
20. Who was known as Tuti-e-Hindustan (the parrot of India)? Amir Khusrau
21. During the proclamation of National Emergency which articls can not be
suspended?
Articles 20 and 21
22. Who sings on One-rupee currency notes? Finance Secretary of
India
23. Which was the first woman film star nominated to the Rajya Sabha? Nargis Dutt
24. Which State in India has the broadest continental shelf? Gujarat
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25. Who was the Sikh Guru to be slaughtered by Aurangzeb? Teg Bahadur
26. Which is the compound in that oxygen shows + 2 oxidation state? F2O
27. Why is genetic diversity in agricultural crops threatened? Extensive
intercropping
28. Anglo-Indian representatives in the Lok Sabha are nominated in terms of
which Article?
331
29. The heavier silicates named ‘Sima’ or silica + magnesium are most abundant
in which layer?
Crust
30. With which period do we associate the ‘microlith’ implements? Mesolithic
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1. Who was the first General-Secretary of the Indian National Congress? Dadabhai Naoroji
2. Which first Bank was established in India? Bank of Hindustan
3. Magnetic dipole moment is a vector quantity directed from which
direction?
South to north
4. How much distance does the earth’s annual circuit round the sun cover? 966 million kms
5. Which animal had the Stone Age people first? Sheep
6. Insectivorous plant generally grow in soil which is deficient in which gas? Nitrogen
7. From which constitution did the Amendment procedure lay down in Indian
Constitution?
Constitution of Canada
8. What is the name the President of India who was elected unopposed? Dr. Neelam Sanjiva
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Reddy
9. Where are the hot desert of the world generally found? The horse latitude
10. Who were the first to attribute coins to the kings? Indo Greeks
11. The United Nations declared 2004 as which International Year? International Year of
Rice
12. Which compound can not be used as nitrogenous fertilizer? HNO3
13. What is pH of human blood? From 7.5 to 8
14. Which environment support the growth of Mangrove Swamp? Tidal flat
15. Which script of ancient India was written from right to left? Kharoshti
16. By which amendment has the National Capital Territory of Delhi been
constituted?
69th Amendment
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17. What is the task of the Planning Commission? Preparation of the plan
18. When is International Talk like a Pirate Day is observed? September 19
19. Which is the largest river in the world? Amazon
20. Who was known as ‘Andhra Bhoja’? Krishnadeva Raya
21. In a sitar wire which type of vibration is produced? Stationary transverse
22. Howmuch time does a heart beat require approximately? 0.8 second
23. The ordinances issued by the Governor are subject to approval by which
office?
State Legislature
24. Which is the highest waterfall of the world? Saito Angel Falls
25. On which bank is Hampi is situated? Tungabhadra
26. What is categorized as millet? Sorghum
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27. Who wrote the book ‘Planned Economy for India’? M. Visvesvaraya
28. Which is a non-ferrous metal? Aluminium
29. Which river is known as ‘Vridha Ganga’? Godavari
30. Which rulers fought the fourth Anglo-Mysore in which he was killed? Tipu Sultan
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1. In which animal, is skin a respiratory organ? Frog
2. In which list are the Central Government’s exclusive powers enumerated? Union List
3. Who has written the book ‘My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmire’? Jagmohan
4. Lake Sambhar is nearest to which city of Rajasthan? Jaipur
5. Of which treaty was the Third Carnatic War ended? Parts
6. Which treated as artificial currency? SDR
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7. DC current can be controlled by which component? Resistance
8. Malaria parasite and Amoeba are grouped under? Protozoa
9. Boulder clay is a feature associated with which thing? Glacial deposition
10. Who is the author of the concept of Antyodaya? Vinoba Bhave
11. According to which article untouchability is abolished and its practice is
punishable?
Article 17
12. The author of the controversial book ‘Lajja’ is a citizen of which country? Bangladesh
13. Which game is not included in the Olympic Games? Cricket
14. In which direction of flow of stream is controlled by rock structure? Consequent
15. Who was the leader of the Indian revolutionary activities in America? Lala Hardayal
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16. Sodium metal is kept under which liquid? Kerosene
17. Which naturally occurring element in the rice husk makes it termite
resistant?
Silicon
18. Who administers oath of office to the President? Chief Justice of India
19. In which island of India is an active volcano found? Barren Island
20. Which Sultan founded a town where now stands Agra? Sikandar Lodi
21. Which first Bank was established in India? Bank of Hindustan
22. If you scored cannon, which game would you be playing? Billiards
23. How is image formed on the retina of a human eye? Real and inverted
24. The annual variability of rainfall is over 50 percent in which state? Western Rajasthan
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25. Amir Khusarau, the ‘Parrot of India’, was born at which place? Patiali
26. Which year has been named International year of Biodiversity by the United
Nations?
2010
27. Department of Border Management is a Department of which Union
Ministry?
Ministry of Home
Affairs
28. Which music composers was deaf? Beethovan L.V.
29. On which date the earth is at the least distance from the sun (Perihelion)? January 3rd
30. When did the battle which is the story of Mahabharata most probably take
place?
Around 1000 B. C
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1. Which is the oldest Development Financial Institution of India? IFCI
2. What is a powerful eye irritant present in smog? Sulphur dioxide
3. Where is respiratory centre situated? Medulla oblongata
4. Which part of the Earth’s surface receives the highest amount of insolation? Tropical deserts
5. Which are manuals of instruction in the form of brief rules? Sutras
6. Who is the head of the National Defence Committee? Home Minister
7. Who was the first Indian to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of London? Srinivas Ramanujan
8. Prof. Amartya Sen has earned worldwide distinction in which field /area? Economics
9. Mist is a result of which thing? Condensation
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10. At where an example of Chola architecture can be seen? Tanjore
11. How is the relative permeability of a diamagnetic material? Less than unity
12. Which gland in human body is popularly called ‘Adam’s apple’? Thyroid
13. Which was the first woman Governor of a State in free India? Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
14. The intensity of insolation depends on which line? Latitude
15. Between which the famous Battle of Takkolam in South India was fought? Cholas and
Rashtrakutas
16. In India, the bank NABARD does not provide refinance to which bank? Export-Import Banks
17. Crusade for human rights is associated with which name? Jimmy Carter
18. Which nontoxic gas helps in formation of enzymes which ripen fruit? Acetylene
19. Which desert is famous for its deposits of nitrates? Atacama
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20. Which queen enjoyed political power along ‘with her husband? Nur Jahan
21. A ‘flower bud’ which is uses as a spice is obtained from which plant? Clove
22. By whom is the Contingency Fund of the State operated? Governor
23. Which country has hosted the Asian Games for maximum number of
times?
Thailand
24. Which country is the largest on producer in the world? U.S.A.
25. Which Englishmen was honoured by Jahangir with the title of ‘Khan’? William Hawkins
26. By whom was the first attempt to initiate economic planning in India
made?
By M. Visvesvaraya
27. Which is the colour of the outer edge of the rainbow? Red
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28. Azola anabana is used as fertilizer in growing which crop? Rice
29. Which continent has the highest density of population? Europe
30. Who laid the foundation of the British Civil Service in India? Lord Cornwallis
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1. In case a President dies while in office, for howmany months can the VicePresident
act as President?
6 months
2. Who is the only cricketer to score two successive centuries in a World
Cup?
Rahul Dravid
3. Who translated the Autobiography of Madam Curie in Hindi? Lal Bahadur Shastri
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4. Most of the people of the middle east belong to which group of people? Mediterranean
5. Who started the Public Works Department in India in AD 1848? Lord Dalhousie
6. What is Isomerism exhibeted by acetic acid and methyl formate? Functional group
7. How many pair of never arises from vertebral column? 31 pair
8. Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India? Either House of
Parliament
9. Which soil formed by the deposition of silt brought by rivers? Alluvial soil
10. Why was the Indus Valley Civilization Non-Aryan? Because it was urban
11. For howmany years is rolling plan? One year
12. Who created the unforgettable literary character ‘Swami’? R. K. Narayan
13. Which remains constant while throwing a ball upward? Acceleration
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14. Which soil is very hard to cultivate? Which soil is very hard
to cultivate? – Sandy
15. Which is the God who is the most prominent in ‘Rigaveda’? Indra
16. Which is considered as a cell withing a cell? Golgi appartus
17. In which year was the Constituent Assembly which framed the Constitution
for Independent India set up?
1946
18. When was West African Monetary and Economic Union found? 1994
19. What is the name of scale meant for recording weather condition? Fahrenheit
20. To whom is the introduction of Buddhism into China traditionally
attributed?
Kashyapa Matanga
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21. In which year were Private Sector Mutual Funds in India permitted? 1993
22. Ethylene reacts with sulphur monochloride to form which gas? Mustard gas
23. Ultrafiltering unit of kidney is known by which name? Nephron
24. Which is a significant contributor to increased levels of atmospheric carbon
dioxide?
Deforestation
25. Who, according to Jains, was the founder of Jainism? Rishabha
26. How did Constituent Assembly arrived at decisions on the various provisions
of the Constitution?
By consensus
27. How many members of African Development Bank are there? 78
28. Sushil Kumar is associated with which Game? Wrestling
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29. On the 21st June, the day light is seen at the North Pole for howmany
hours?
24 hrs.
30. Who called himself as the ‘Second Alexander’? Alauddin Khalji
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1. A convex lens of glass has power P in air. If it is immersed in water, what
will be its power?
Less than P
2. The internal secretion of which acid helps in digestion? Hydrochloric acid
3. Who is responsible for the registration of voters? Election Commission
4. If a place is located at 20°N, 80°E in which continents does it lie? Asia
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5. Which was a Pala Ruler who was raised to the throne by different sections
of people?
Gopala
6. How is the tax which is paid by the person on whom the tax is incident? Direct tax
7. Jaspal Rana is a distinguished athlete in which game? Shooting
8. Which is used in welding industry? Acetylene
9. Where was the world’s first oil-well drilled in the nineteenth century? Titusfills in
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
10. Which was a novelty in Shah Jahan’s buildings? Makrana marble
11. Companion cells are usually seen associated with which tube? Sieve tube
12. Which is an extra Constitutional and non-statutory body? Planning Commission
13. Who was the first lady Governor of an Indian state? Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
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14. In which country is the world’s highest hydel power project ‘Rongtong’
located?
Beijing
15. During which reign was Tobacco introduced for cultivation? Jahangir
16. Which is called a ‘banker’s cheque’? Demand draft
17. Which types of waves are used in a night vision apparatus? Infra-red-waves
18. Which tissue in cells have lost the capicity of cell division? Permanent tissue
19. 17th Parallel separates which country? North and South
Vietnam
20. Who established Fergusson College at Pune in the year 1885? Deccan Education
Society
21. The Chief Minister of Union Territory where such a set up exists, is appointed
by whom?
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Lt. Governor
22. By whom was the first English newspaper in India started? Rabindranath Tagore
23. Where is the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union? Switzerland
24. Which is the largest island in the Indian Ocean? Madagascar
25. The Treaty of Amritsar was concluded between Maharaja Ranjit Singh and
whom?
Lord Minto
26. Which is known as the queen of spices? Cardamom
27. When was decimal coinage introduced in India? 1957
28. What is the minimum age required for becoming the Prime Minister of
India?
25 years
29. Which place ranks second among the coldest places in the world? Dras (Jammu and
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30. During the reign of which dynasty did Kalidasa flourish? Guptas
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1. Which radiation carries maximum energy? Gammarays
2. Of which bills Open market operations of a Central Bank are sale and
purchase?
Trade bills
3. When did World Health Organization (WHO) come into force? 7th April, 1948
4. Which factor does not have influence on the Indian climate? Ocean currents
5. The Laxman Era was started (in 1119 AD) by which dynasty? Sens
6. Where are Lungs situated? In thoracic cavity
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7. In which article Right to education is a fundamental right? Personal liberty under
Article 21
8. Flux reacts with the impurities to form fusible material. which is known as
which name?
Slag
9. Water vapour is turned into water droplets by which process? Condensation
10. Who according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of
Gautam Buddha?
Kalki
11. Where did India play its 1st one day international match? Headingley
12. Which is the largest Public Sector Bank in India? State Bank of India
13. If CO2 concentration in the blood increases, what will breathing? Increase
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14. If the dew point is below freezing, it is referred to which point? Frost point
15. Where are the Relics of Buddha preserved? In Stupa
16. How is the censorship of the press judged? By the test of
reasonableness
17. Which is printed on a commonly used fluorescent tube light? 6500 k
18. The name of Prakash Padukone is associated with which game? Badminton
19. Which is a hot wind? Zonda
20. By tradition, the famous lexicographer Amaraslmha was a contemporary of
which poet?
Kalidasa
21. The Indian Football team made its first appearance at Olympics in? 1948
22. In which organ carbohydrate is stored as glycogen? Liver
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23. In which year was Panchayati Raj started in the country? 1959
24. Which hot dry local winds that blow on the eastern side of the Alps
Mountain?
Foehn
25. Which works is ascribed to the famous poet Rajasekhara? Karpurmanjari
26. Which element does not show variable oxidation states? Zinc
27. Which bank is the Banker of the Banks? RBI
28. Which is the largest tribal community in India? Gonds
29. Which type of coal represents the first stage of formation of coal? Peat
30. Which Sikh Guru fought Mughals? Guru Gobind Singh
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1. Which nitrogen fixing bacteria is found in leguminuous plant? Rizobium
2. A person to be qualified for standing in a panchayat election what age must
have he attained?
21 years
3. Mirage is observed in a desert due to the phenomenon of which reflection? Total reflection
4. What is the best representative of the acid igneous rocks? Granite
5. During which Sikh Guru Arjun Dev was killed? Jahangir
6. In which state is Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary located? Karnataka
7. Participatory Notes (PNs) are associated with which investors? Foreign Institutional
Investors
8. Which fungus makes symbiotic relationship with the root of higher plant? Mycorrhizae
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9. Which Island of India is an active volcano found? Barren Island
10. Who was involved in the Alipore Bomb case? Aurobindo Ghosh
11. Which Chief Justice of India has acted as President of India? M. Hidayatullah
12. AT which °C water has maxium densltv? 4°C
13. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came into force in which year? 1970
14. Which city will never get the vertical rays of the sun? Sri nagar
15. On whom was the title ‘Punjab Kesari’ was conferred? Lala Lajpat Rai
16. National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology is situated at which
place?
New Delhi
17. What is a vestigeal organ in man? Muscles ear lobe
18. Which was the only President of India who elected unopposed? Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
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19. The largest coal reserves of India are found in which state? Jharkhand
20. Which Sultan provided employment to unemployeds? Firoz shah Tughlaq
21. Critical angle of light passing from glass to water is minimum for which
colour?
Violet colour
22. With whose assistance was Bokaro Steel Limited established? Soviet Union
23. Where were the xxvii (1996) Summer Olympic games were held? Atlanta
24. Why was Farakka Barrage commissioned? Save Kolkata port
25. In the Sultanate period, which was the highest rural authority for land
revenue?
Chowdhary
26. What amount of energy transfered from one trophic level to next? 10%
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27. In whom did the Government of India Act, 1935 veste the residuary power? Governor-General
28. What is formula of plaster of paris? 2CaSO4.H2O
29. Which is called ‘Herring Pond’? Atlantic ocean
30. Which was the main characteristic of the later Vedic age? Caste system
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1. With which game is Brookland (England) associated? Football
2. To which duties is the system of value added taxation applicable? Excise duties
3. What is the normal temperature of the human body? 98.4°F
4. Which soils developed on transported sediments? Lithosols
5. Of which dynasty does Vishnu Purana give an account? Mauryan dynasty
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6. By which act was the office of Governor General of India created? Government of India
Act, 1858
7. Which would expand the most on being heated? Air
8. Who is the proponent and propagandist of the “Art of Living”? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
9. The longest circle which can be drawn on the earth’s surface passes through
where?
Equator
10. By whom was Zero invented? An unknown Indian
11. Who was the first lady Prime Minister in the world? Shirimavo
Bhandaranaike
12. Which muscle is the strongest of all in the human body? Thigh
13. Who has the authority to remove the VicePresident from his office before
the expiry of his term?
Parliament
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14. Which phenomenon gives an evidence for the spherical shape of the earth? Lunar eclipse
15. Which literary figure of the Gupta Age is given the title of ‘Indian
Shakespeare’?
Kalidasa
16. What is the separation of colloidal particles from those of molecular
dimensions called?
Dialysis
17. Howmany ’ of Banks were nationalised since 1969? 20
18. In which field ‘Aachan Maharaj’ has distinguished himself? Dance
19. Factory farming is the characteristic of which region? Northwestern Europe
20. Who gave the town Masulipatnam to the French? Salabat Jang
21. Longest bone found in which part of human body? Thigh
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22. By whom are the portfolios allocated to the ministers? The Prime Minister
23. A metal plate with a circular hole at the centre is heated. What will happen
to the area of the hole?
Decrease
24. From which direction do Summer rains in Australia broadly decreases? North to south
25. Tipu Sultan died fighting the English forces under which general? Lord Cornwallis
26. Who was the first lady to preside over the Congress? Annie Besant
27. What is the animal on the insignia of the RBI? Panther
28. Molecular and cellular research centre is situated in which city? Hyderabad
29. Indian Standard Meridian’ passes through which states? UP, MP Orissa and AP
30. By whom was the slogan ‘Inquilab Zinda bad’ first raised? Bhagat Singh
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1. Whow resigned as Vice-President to contest for the office of the President? V.V. Giri
2. Dialysis can separate which in addition to the glucose from human blood? Protein
3. Who was the first Indian cricketer to wear a helmet during a match? Mohinder Arnarnath
4. The Eastern Coast of India is known by which name? Coromandal Coast
5. Who was called by the British rulers as the leader of Indian unrest? Bal Gangadhar Tilak
6. What is the duration of a basketball match both before and after the break? 25 minutes
7. In Homo sapiens, where does fertilisation occurs? Oviduct
8. By whom is the Prime Minister appointed? President
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9. Which is the Excluding the moon the celestial object the appear brightest in
the sky?
Venus
10. Which kingdom was annexed by Bahlol Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi, in A.D.
1484?
Jaunpur
11. What is the phenomenon of splitting white light into seven colours? Dispersion
12. Which is the place where bankers meet and settle their mutual claims and
accounts?
Clearing House
13. Who was the founder of Boys Scout and Civil Guide? Baden Powell
14. Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere occurs in which month? December, 22
15. Who was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha? Vardhaman Mahavira
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16. Which is the longest bone in the human body? Thigh bone
17. What is the life of Rajya Sabha? Permanency
18. What is the main constituent of natural gas? Methane
19. At where do the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats meet? Nilgiri Hills
20. Who stabbed Guru Govind Singh to death? Gul Khan
21. Bimbavati Devi is a well-known dancer of which type of dance? Manipuri
22. In which plan was the growth rate of agricultural production negative? Third Plan
23. Which harmone is called emergency hormone? Adrenalin
24. Which Pairs is the highest peak of India? Kanchanjungha
25. What was the family of the Rigvedic Aryans? Patriarchal
26. On which day is the budget, in normal circumstances, presented to the
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Parliament?
The last day of
February
27. Critical angle is minimum when a light ray passes which thing? Glass to air
28. Who directed the world famous film ‘The Gandhi’? Richard Attenborough
29. When does the sun reaches its maximum angular distance from the
equator?
At the solstice
30. What was the ancient name of Bengal? Gauda
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1. Who said, “God helps those who help themselves”? Swami Vivekananda
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2. Which enzyme take part in digestion of milk protein? Rennin
3. Right to Constitutional Remedies comes under which rights? Fundamental Rights
4. When does the South Pole experiences continuous light? At winter solstice
5. Solankis were the rulers of which state? Gujarat
6. ‘IC chips’ for computers are usually made of which metal? Silicon
7. During which Five Year Plan was the total expenditure on agriculture the
highest?
Fourth Five Year Plan
8. Which country has won women’s World Cup Kabaddi? India
9. Where are the Most of the Japanese industries are located? On the Hokkaido coast
10. Which Mughal king tried to stop the practice of sati? Aurangzeb
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11. What is the largest lymphatic organ of the body? Spleen
12. Indian Constitution recognises minorities on which basis? Religion
13. What does Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles produce as “exhaust”? H2O
14. Which is a landlocked country? Hungary
15. Who deserves the credit for the construction of Lal Quila at Agra? Akbar
16. In Which city the Asian Games first took place? New Delhi
17. Which place does Buyer’s market denote? The demand exceeds
the supply
18. Where is Pituitary gland present? Below the brain
19. Nine Degree Channel separate which regions? Lakshadweep and
Minicby
20. Who Gandhian follower was a teacher by profession? J. B. Kriplani
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21. How the Constitution describes India? As a Union of States
22. What is an example of Miscelles System here? Soap + Water
23. Ismat Chughtai is associated with which field? Literature
24. Lakshadweep Islands are the product of which creature? Reef formation
25. Who conceived the idea of Pakistan? Chowdhary Rahmat Ali
26. In which festival are boat races a special feature? Onam
27. Which part of human brain is most highly developed as compared to
others?
Cerebrum
28. Between which a government is federal or unitary on the basis of relations? Centre and States
29. Which oil fields of India is the oldest and still producing oil? Digboi
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30. Which Mughal Emperor introduced the policy of Sulah-i-kul? Akbar
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1. What will be best colours for a Sun umbrella? White on top and black
on inside
2. What is deficit financing? Spending in excess of
revenue
3. Which is the official language of East African Development Bank? French
4. In which State are Namchik-Namphuk Coalfields located? Arunachal Pradesh
5. Tulsidas composed his ‘Ramcharitamanasa’ in the reign of which ruler? Akbar
6. In the human body which sturcture is the appendix attached to? Large intestine
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7. Which is concerned with the regularity and economy of expenditure of
government?
Public Accounts
Committee
8. How many Regional Commissions are established by the UN Economic and
Social Council?
5
9. Which place gets the least rainfall? Jodhpur
10. In which veda does the word ‘gotra’ first appear with the meaning of ‘a
clan’?
Atharva Veda
11. How is the tax which is paid by the person on whom the tax is incident? Direct tax
12. What is saliva in man? Alkaline
13. The inspiration of ‘Liberty, Equality and Fraternity’ was derived from which
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revolution?
French revolution
14. Which latitude passes through India? Tropic of Cancer
15. By which monk was Ashoka much influenced? Upagupta
16. A virtual image larger than the object can be formed by which mirror? Concave mirror
17. Who won Jnanpith award for the Year 2011? Pratibha Ray
18. Which was the journalist who refused to accept Padma Bhushan? Arun Shourie
19. The Earth turns through 360° in 24 hours. Howmuch time does Each 15°
longitude represent?
One hour
20. Which dynasty’s founder was an elected king? Pala
21. What is the main constituent of haemoglobin? Iron
22. By whom is the Prime Minister appointed? President
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23. Which substance is a bad conductor of electricity but a good conductor of
heat?
Mica
24. When it is noon along 82° 30’ longitude, along what degree of longitude it
will be 6.30 a.m.?
0°E or W
25. Where is Greeco-Roman influence in Indian art found? Gandhara
26. In which terms is the Rate of growth of an economy measured? National income
27. Who wrote the poem, Subh-e Azadi? Faiz Ahmed Faiz
28. How many bones are there in the human cranium? 8
29. Which plate movement is responsible for the formation of mid-ocean
ridge?
Divergent movement
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30. For whom was the Peacock throne made? Shahjahan
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1. To whom are the Ministers individually responsible? The President
2. For an astronaut in a space ship, how does the sky appear? Black
3. Who is considered the father of Sahatara (Sitar)? Amir Khusro
4. Which is the highest plateau in the world? Pamir Plateau
5. To whom was place for Amritsar given by Mughal emperor Akbar? Guru Ram Das
6. Who is the ex-officio chairman of Planning Commission and National
Development Council.
Prime Minister
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7. Blood pressure is the pressure exerted on the wall of which part? Artery
8. Who is directly responsible to Parliament for all matters concerning the
Defence Services of India?
Defence Minister
9. Which organisation prepares topographical maps of India? Geographical Survey
of India
10. By whom the Mahatma Gandhi was referred to ‘Father of the Nation’ first? Subhash Chandra Bose
11. Which was the first synthetic fibre made by man? Nylon
12. Who is the Secretary General of UNO? Bann-KiMoon
13. Amjad Ali Khan is associated with which musical instrument? Sarod
14. The latitudes that pass through Sikkim also pass through which State? Rajasthan
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15. Where was the All India Muslim League formed in 1906? Dacca
16. Who are more likely to get tape- worms? Pork eaters
17. By whom is the parliament’s expenditure is controlled? Comptroller and
Auditor General
18. What do we use in SONAR? Ultrasonic waves
19. In the structure of planet Earth, below the mantle, the core is mainly made
up of which?
Iron
20. Which Mughal Emperor had the longest reign? Muhammad Shah
21. What is the main objective of Antyodaya programme? Uplift the poor
22. Irani Trophy is associated with which sport? Cricket
23. Cow milk is a rich source of which vitamin? Vitamin A
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24. The time at Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich. Hence, where is it
located?
30° E longitude
25. The treaty of Bassein (1802) was signed with the British by which Peshwa? Baji Rao II
26. Who administers oath of office to the President? Chief Justice of India
27. What is the best conductor of electricity a 0.1 M solution? Sulphuric acid
28. Who was named India’s Cricketer of the Century by Wisden? Kapil Dev
29. The Dul Hasti Power Station is based on which river? Chenab
30. Who was the great Hindu law-giver? Manu
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1. Which bank gives long term loan to farmers? Land Development
Bank
2. Which mineral is essential for controling heart beat? Iodine
3. The Chief Minister of Union Territory where such a set up exists, is appointed
by whom?
Lt. Governor
4. India is the world’s largest producer as well as the consumer of which
crops?
Pules
5. In which veda is the ancient time state craft and polity described? Arthashastra
6. A body has a mass of 6 kg on the Earth; when measured on the Moon, what
would be its mas?
6 kg
7. Who was Dr. Salim Ali? Ornithologist
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8. In which year was the first International Film Festival of India held? 1952 at Bombay
9. When it is 8 P.M. in Tokyo, what is the time at Panama Canal which is
located at 180° W of it?
8.00 A.M.
10. With which man Al Beruni came to India? Mahmud of Ghazni
11. What is the transmission of characters from one generation to next? Heredity
12. Who is authorised to decide over a dispute regarding disqualification of a
member of Parliament?
President
13. What is an example of emulsion? Milk
14. Through which group of countries does the Equator pass? Colombia, Kenya and
Indonesia
15. Who was the first Muslim ruler in India? Muhammad Ghori
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16. How is the standard of living in a country represented? Per capita income
17. Nobel Laureate Muhammed Yunus belongs to which country? Bangladesh
18. What is the study of the interaction of antigens and antibodies called? Serology
19. What is the cause of Exposure of rock to the changes of temperature? Mechanical weathering
20. Who laid the foundations of Portuguese power in India? Alfonso de
Albuquerque
21. The Lok Sabha is called in session for at least how many times in a year’? Thrice
22. Which type of glass can cut of ultraviolet rays? Crookes glass
23. Who was the first to land on moon? Neil Armstrong
24. The removal of rock, layer by layer due to weathering what is called? Exfoliation
25. In 1757, By whom was the Siraj-ud-daula defeated? Clive
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26. Which groups suffer the most from inflation? Creditors
27. Which organism is required for the preparation of alcohol? Fungi
28. The five year term of the President is calculated from which day? The day he assumes
charge
29. Which is the main difference between the Western and Eastern Ghats? Continuity
30. According to the Govt. of India Act of 1935, India had been divided into how
many provinces?
11
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1. What is the chemical formula for water glass? Na2SiO3
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2. In which year, UN General Assembly terminated South Africa’s mandate
over Namibia?
1966
3. Which can one come across if one travels through the Strait of Malacca? Singapore
4. Which new alluvial deposits found in the Gangetic plain? Khadar
5. Why is the date April 6, 1930 known in Indian History? Dandi March by
Mahatma Gandhi
6. Which is known as master gland in man? Pituitary
7. By whom is the parliament’s expenditure is controlled? Comptroller and
Auditor General
8. Which phenomena can not be attributed to the refraction of light? Redshift
9. Which feature is the product of vulcancity? Atoll
10. In which inscription was the name Dharmasoka found? Sarnath Inscription
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11. What is Broad money in India? M3
12. Who has scored the slowest century in the test cricket? Mudassar Nazar
13. Which is the contractile protein muscle? Myosin
14. Which set of types actions occur in arid topography? Attrition, Corrosion,
Abrasion
15. Which was the The most important industry in Sangam age? Production of cloth
16. By whom the rank of the different Ministers in the Union Council of Ministers
is determined?
Prime Minister
17. Which of the following is used as a lubricant? Graphite
18. Who is the highest wicket taker in the world in one day cricket? Muttiah Muralitharan
19. Howmany time in a year Sun shines vertically on the equator? Twice a year
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20. Defeating by whom Babar laid the foundation of Mughal empire in 1526? Ibrahim Lodi
21. Regional Rural Banks are designed to work in which ideal? Help the targetted
groups
22. In which disease do the germs enter through open wounds? Tetanus
23. Which State has the largest percentage of reserved parliamentary seats? Uttar Pradesh
24. The distance between the earth and the sun is smallest in which month? January
25. Who were the two great Mughal rulers who wrote their own memoirs? Babar and Jahangir
26. How is the frequency of ultrasound wave typically? Above 20,000 kHz
27. Who was the largest serving Chief Minister in India? Jyoti Basu
28. Who was the first Chief of the Air staff? Sir Thomas Elmhirst
29. Which generally produces the largest quantity of oranges? Brazil
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30. Which was the first association to be formed? Bangabhasa Pradesika
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1. What is potato an under ground modified stem? Tubers
2. Howmany times has National Emergency been declared? Three times
3. With which name of the particle ‘Boson’ is associated? S. N. Bose
4. In which country is ‘Mocha’ coffee grown? Yemen
5. Who was the only Governor-General/Viceroy to be assassinated in India? Lord Mayo
6. Which is the best measure of economic growth of a country? GNP
7. From which country did India buy the Barak antimissile defence systems? Israel
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8. Image of object is formed on which part of eye? Retina
9. To which group do the tribals of central and southern India belong? Proto-Australoids
10. Which dynasty ruled over India after the invasion of Timur? Sayyid dynasty
11. The Rajya Sabha can have a maximum strength of howmany members? 250
12. What is the function of heavy water in a nuclear reactor? Slow down the speed
of neutrons
13. Who had called Subhash Chandra Bose as ‘Desh Nayak’? Rabindranath Tagore
14. The Tropic of Cancer passes through which state? Gujarat
15. The Qutub Minar was completed by which famous rule? Iltutmish
16. Why is Poverty in less developed countries largely? Due to income
inequality
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17. Which is the sweetest natural sugar? Lactose
18. How many times can the President of India return a Non-money Bill, passed
by Parliament?
Once
19. When is a volcanic eruption most likely to be violent? When the lava is
viscous
20. Buddha and Mahavira died during which reign? Ajatashatru
21. Uranium eventually decays into a stable isotope of element? Lead
22. Who is the author of the classic book Life Divine? Aurobindo Ghosh
23. Who is the author of the book ‘Preparing for the Twenty first Century’? Paul Kennedy
24. Which type of volcanic eruptions is not usually exposive? Hawaiian
25. By whom were the triratnas were stressed? Mahavira
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26. How many bones are there in human body? 206
27. Indian President and Prime Minister are a replica of the heads of the State of
which country?
Britain
28. What is the frequency of a wave whose time-period is 0.05 second? 20 Hz
29. When it is nine o’clock in London, it will be the same time in which
country?
Ghana
30. Who where the Slave Dynasty Sultans? Ilbari Turks
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1. What does M3 include? M1 + T.D
2. Who was the first Indian to win an individual medal in Olympics? K.D. Yadav
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3. What is Funny Bone? A nerve
4. Why does the International Dateline deflects to a side? To avoid Aleutian
Islands
5. Which Sultan of Delhi, declared himself as a lieutenant of Caliph? Iltutmish
6. At where were the High Courts in India first started? Bombay, Madras,
Calcutta
7. Which is the metal used in storaoe batteries? Lead
8. Victoria Azarenka is associated with which game? Tennis
9. Where are the islands of Seychelles located? Indian Ocean
10. Theosophist, educationist and Indian’ national leader’. To whom is this
description?
Annie Besant
11. The Imperial Bank of India, after nationalisation was given the name of
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which bank?
State Bank of India
12. Who is responsible for the sex determination of a child? Father
13. How many High Courts in India have jurisdiction over more than one State
(Union Territories not included)?
3
14. Suez Canal joins which two Sea? Red Sea and
Mediterranean Sea
15. Who gave the motto ‘Go back to the Vedas’? Swami Dayanand
Saraswati
16. Which is technique used to transmit audio signal in television broadcasts? Frequency modulation
17. Which date is known as ‘Diabetes Day’? 14th November
18. Who is the inventor and founder of www? Timbernrus
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19. Which type of soils have a marked capacity to retain water? Regur soil
20. In which language was the ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ originally written? Sanskrit
21. Which was the Russian scientist who proposed the theory of origin of life? Oparin
22. A Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha has to be passed/returned by Rajya
Sabha within howmany days?
14 days
23. What is laughing gas? Nitrous oxide
24. Under which climatic conditions do the laterite soils develop? Wet tropical climate
25. Who wrote Sanskrit Grammar? Panini
26. During whose viceroyalty was the system of Budget introduced in India? Canning
27. When is the Commonwealth Day observed by its member countries? January 25
28. Which set contains foods rich in carbohydrates? Banana, potato and rice
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29. Which country in Africa has luxurious tropical rain forests? Ivory coast
30. Which was not a kingdom in ancient India? Hampi
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1. Funds belonging to the Government of India are kept in which fund? Consolidated Fund of
India
2. Why does Kerosene oil rise up in the wick of lantern? Because of surface
tension
3. Where is the headquarters of Food and Agriculture Organisation? Rome
4. Xerophytes are plants which can grow in regions having how moisture? Low moisture
5. Of which influence does the sculptures of the Gandhara school reflect? Greeks
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6. On which tax is the minimum effect of Direct Taxes? Income
7. Pregnant women usually become deficient in which nutrients? Calcium and iron
8. Which writ may be issued to enforce a Fundamental Right? Habeas Corpus
9. The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to which line? Equator
10. Which techniqu was introduced by the Turks in the textile sector in India? Spinning wheel
11. When sodium bicarbonate is heated, what is the product obtained? Na2CO3
12. In which language did Dr. Masti Venkatesh Iyengar write? Kannada
13. “The Vedas contain all the truth” was interpreted by which person? Swami Dayanand
14. Through which strait does the International Date Line Pass? Bering strait
15. From where is the term ‘sufi’ derived? From a type of garment
16. Which organ cannot be transplanted? Brain
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17. What is the total number of High Courts in India at present? 24
18. If a liquid wets a solid surface, what is the angle of contact? Less than 90°
19. Which feature is the product of vulcanicity? Caldera
20. From where was the term ‘Congress’ derived? The History of North
America
21. What is the most appropriate measure of a country’s economic growth? Per capita real income
22. The famous player Pele is associated with which game? Football
23. By which antibodies are produced in the plasma of blood? Lymphocytes
24. Which forms of coal is the oldest? Anthracite
25. By whom was a Public Works Department set up in India? Lord Dalhousie
26. After a no confidence motion is admitted to the Lok Sabha, who decides a
date for the debate?
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Lok Sabha Speaker
27. Which noble gas was discovered in chromosphere of the sun? Helium
28. Which country hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games? Scotland
29. Which east flowing river of India forms rift valley due to down warping? Damodar
30. During which viceroyalty system of budget was introduced in India? Canning
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1. What is the basic attribute of a formal organization? Rules and regulations
2. Which organ in animals breaks fat to produce cholesterol? Liver
3. What about the salaries of the Judges of the Supreme Court of India during
financial emergency?
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Cannot be reduced
4. From which states does the River Godavari flows through? Maharashtra and
Andhra Pradesh
5. Who founded four mathas in the four comers of India? Shankaracharya
6. What is Maximum value of the wavelength of ultrasonic waves? 1.65 cm
7. The World Water Conservation Day is observed on which date? 22 March
8. The headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency is located in which
city?
Vienna
9. Which type of clouds is a low level cloud? Stratocumulus
10. Which one of the Chola kings conquered Ceylon (Sinhal) first? Rajaraja I
11. Which vitamin is necessary for blood clotting? Vitamin K
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12. Which can be abolished but not dissolved? State Legislative
Council
13. What does Talc contains? Magnesium, silicon
and oxygen
14. What is the percentage of radiant energy reflected back by surface called? Albedo
15. Which place was famous as a seat of Mahayana learning? Nalanda
16. Who is the chairman of 13th Finance Commission? Vijay Kelkar
17. In a food chain, howmuch solar energy utilized by plants? 1 percent
18. Which group of animals is primates? Lemurs
19. With whom do the temperate cyclones bring? Mild rainfall
20. In which seet did Gandhara school of art came into existence? Mahayana sect
21. From where can a Member of Parliament claim immunity? From civil cases only
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22. Which types of waves are produced in a sonometer wire? Transverse stationary
23. Supersonic jet causes pollution by thinning of which layer? O3 layer
24. When do the Sea breeze blow? Day from sea to land
25. Why did Mahmud of Ghazni attack India? To establish his empire
in India
26. In which terms is the Rate of growth of an economy measured? National income
27. Which organ have the capacity of regeneration? Liver
28. The Union Territories get representation in which house? Both Houses of
Parliament
29. Strait of Malacca separates which countries? Sumatra and Malaysia
30. The extent of the Delhi Sultanate empire was the greatest during which
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Alauddin Khilji
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1. Which mixture is homogeneous? Methanol and water
2. Who is the author of the book ‘Nice Guys Finish Second’? Michael Hammer
3. Book of poems entitled ‘Lamhe Lamhe’ is written by which Indian actress? Deepti Naval
4. In which ocean are Hawaiian islands are located? North Pacific Ocean
5. In which year was the first Indian Councils Act passed? 1861
6. Which organelle is present in bacteria or prokaryotic cell? Ribosomes
7. After howmany years One-third of the members of the Rajya Sabha retire? Second year
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8. If the density of water is 1 gcm-3 in C.G.S. System, what is its value in
M.K.S. system?
103 kg m-3
9. Amravati, Bhavani, Hemavati and Kabini are tributaries of which river? Cauvery
10. By whom was the Doctrine of Lapse introduced? Lord Dalhousie
11. What is temporary tax levied to obtain additional revenue? Surcharge
12. Which author won the Booker Prize twice? J.M. Coetzee
13. Which hormone contains iodine? Thyroxine
14. Which soil is most suitable for cultivation of cereals? Alluvial soils
15. Who were the ashta-diggaja in the court of Krishnadeva Raya? Eight telugu poets
16. By whom the oath to a High Court Judge is administered? Governor
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17. The highest temperature is achieved in which type furnance? Electric
18. Who among the following is the first Asian Winner of Nobel Prize? Rabindranath Tagore
19. What are the plants of tropical and sub-tropical regions called? Mesotherms
20. Which Bahmani ruler built the famous Gol Gumbaj at Bijapur? Muhammd Adil Shah
21. In which year was Railway Budget in India separated from general budget? 1924-25
22. What is the connecting link between Annelida and Arthropoda? Peripatus
23. Which High Court has jurisdiction over the State of Arunachal Pradesh? Mumbai
24. Which climate factor has the least effect upon terrestrial ecosystem? Wind
25. Mostly inh which form was the literature of the Sangam Age written? Poetry form
26. Which group have quantities that do not have the same dimension? Force, Impulse
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27. Which Indian became the President of International Court of Justice? Dr. Nagendra Singh
28. Which Asian languages are UN official languages? Chinese and Arabic
29. One day in Mumbai a tide occurs at 8.00 A.M. when will it occur the next
day?
8: 26 A.M.
30. Who was the founder of Sunga dynasty? Pushyamitra
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1. What is not a digestive enzyme in human system? Gastrin
2. The distribution of seats of the Parliament are based on which census? 1971
3. Which element is responsible for blue baby syndrome? Nitrate
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4. Which has geographical position of 0 degree latitude and 0 degree
longitude?
In the South Atlantic
Ocean
5. Which Mughals is regarded more as an adventurer than a ruler? Babar
6. In the short run, a producer,’ how long continues his production? Fixed cost
7. Who is the author of the book “The Argumentative India”? Arnartya Sen
8. The release of which fish into ponds and wells helps in controlling the
mosquitoes?
Gambusia fish
9. Which conditions are not favourable for the growth of coral rects? Fresh water
10. Who was the first Indian ruler to organise Haj pilgrimage at the expense of
the state?
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Akbar
11. Which can be abolished but not dissolved? State Legislative
Council
12. Which is not electromagnetic in nature? Cathode rays
13. Who has written the famous book ‘Mankind and Mother Earth? Bertrand Russell
14. Which would be the shortest route from San Francisco to Vladivostok? Flying over the Pacific
Ocean
15. Who founded the ‘East India Association’? Dadabhai Naoroji
16. What is the aim of Operation Blackboard? Promoting adult
literacy
17. What is the pH level of blood of a normal person? 7.35-7.45
18. Under the Constitution, the residuary powers vest with which government? Union Government
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19. What is the important feature of shifting cultivation? Change of cultivation
site
20. Which Peshwas was popularly known as NanaSaheb? Balaji Baji Rao
21. Which form of phosphorus is used in safety matches? Red phosphorus
22. Who has won Man of the Match award in the 2011 World Cup Cricket? MS Dohni
23. Who was the first black tennis player to win a Wombledon title? Althea Gibson
24. Murrah is a breed of which animal? Buffalo
25. Which is called ‘The Bible of Tamil Land’? Kural
26. By whom was the life cycle of Plasmodium in mosquito discovered? Ronald Ross
27. Howmany subjects are in the State List? 66 subjects
28. Which phenomena is used in optical fibres? Total internal reflection
29. Which country is included in the North-West pacific fishing grounds? Japan
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30. When did Ikhtiyaruddin-bin-Bakhtiyar Khalji invade Bengal? 1206 AD
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1. What is the animal on the insignia of the RBI? Panther
2. In India, maximum number of newspapers are published which language? Hindi
3. Production of which thing is a function of liver? Urea
4. Which is the oldest mountain range in India? Aravali
5. Who popularised the theory of ‘Arctic Region’ as the original home of
Aryans?
B. G. Tilak
6. Under which article was the State of Jammu and Kashmir accorded special
status?
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Article 370 of the
Constitution
7. What is the ratio of pure gold in 18 carat gold? 75%
8. Which state ranks first in milk procurement in India? Gujarat
9. Which Very strong and cold icy winds that blow in the Polar regions? Blizzards
10. Which is the oldest Veda? Rigveda
11. What is temporary tax levied to obtain additional revenue? Surcharge
12. How do most insects respire? By trachea system
13. Who is the longest serving Chief Minister in India? Jyoti Basu
14. By which Atmospheric humidity is measured? Psychrometer
15. Which was the Sultan who called himself Naib-iKhudai or Deputy of the
God,?
Balban
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16. If the earth were to skin faster, how does acceleration due to gravity at the
poles?
Remains the same
17. Who was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress? Annie Besant
18. Where is the headquarters of the UN Industrial Development Organization? Vienna, Austria
19. How do fogs formed along the sea-coast? Due to advection
20. Which is the oldest monument? Ajanta
21. Retina of the eye is comparable to which part of a traditional camera? Lens
22. Lotteries organised by the government of a State come under which list? State List
23. Which gas is used for refrigeration? Ammonia
24. Which region of the world is most thickly populated? East Asia
25. The Champaran Satyagraha was started by Mahatma Gandhi in which
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year?
1917
26. What does Dear Money Policy imply? High interest rates
27. Which decade is celebrated as Bone and Joint Decade, recognised by
WHO?
2001-2010
28. Which factors are most responsible for disease in plant? Fungi
29. Which group of people changes their house types according to seasons? Kirghiz
30. With which case was Ram Prasad Bismil was associated? Kakori Conspiracy
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1. Which is not administered by a Lieutenant Governor? Chandigarh
2. Which physical quantity have the same dimensions? Work and torque
3. The United Nations declared 2011 as which International Year? Youth
4. Which is a cash crop? Rubber
5. With reference to Delhi Sultanate, who was the founder of Sayyid
Dynasty?
Khizr Khan
6. Who was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission? Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
7. Which is mostly cold blooded animal? Shark
8. By whom are the Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court are
appointed?
President
9. Which soil is most suited for tea plantation? Acidic
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10. Coins of which Muslim ruler been image of Devi Lakshmi? Muhammad Gori
11. By which an element is best characterized? By its atomic number
12. Which is the maximum spoken language in the world? Mandarin
13. Which is the longest passenger rail route in India? Kanyakumari and
Jammu Tawi
14. Daily weather map showing isobars is an example of which map? Chropleth map
15. Which was not included in the Eight Fold Path prescribed by Buddha? Right knowledge
16. ‘Darwin finches’ refers to a group of which creatrue? Birds
17. At where were the High Courts in India first started? Bombay, Madras,
Calcutta
18. Which electromagnetic radiation has the smallest wavelength? Gamma rays
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19. Evergreen oak forests are found at the height between how many meters? 2700 and 4000 metres
20. In which language did Buddha preach? Pali
21. In which year Swarn Jayanti Gram Swa-Rozgar Yojna came into being? April 1999
22. Country is the new member of International Coffee Organisation? Vietnam
23. Of which dried flower buds are used as a spice? Cloves
24. In which time does a ship crosses Date line from west to east? One day
25. Which ruler assumed the title of Hazrat-i-Ala? Sher Shah Suri
26. By whom is the conditions of service and tenure of the Election Commissioner
prescribed?
Parliament
27. Which is the softest? Sodium
28. Where is the headquarters of African Export and Import Bank? Egypt
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29. What is an upper air wind system with very high velocities in certain parts
of the atmosphere?
Jet stream
30. By whom was Din-i-Ilahi was accepted? Birbal
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1. What is deficit financing? Spending in excess of
revenue
2. Which snake is not poisonus? Pythen
3. Which State has no Panchayati Raj Institution at all? Nagaland
4. Where is the Main hunting ground for blue whales located? Arctic Ocean
5. Where did the INA trials took place? Red Fort, Delhi
6. How are the magnetic field lines in the middle of a solenoid? Parallel to the axis
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7. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came into force in which year? 1970
8. The United Nations declared 2010 as which International Year? Seafarer
9. Which is called ‘Herring Pond’? Atlantic Ocean
10. Who started the Bhoodan Movement? Acharya Vinoba Bhave
11. Which pigment is found in the blood of earthworm? Hemocyanine
12. Which of appointment is not made by the President of India? Speaker of the Lok
Sabha
13. What is used in preparing match sticks? Red phosphorus
14. Which is the home of “Alphonso” mango? Ratnagiri
15. Of which sutra is the theam of the concept of Eightfold path? Dharma Chakara
Pravartana Sutra
16. On which tax is the minimum effect of Direct Taxes? Income
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17. Where were the first coffee forms established by English? Chikmagalur district
18. In human body, which hormone regulates blood calcium and phosphate? Parathyroid hormone
19. Which State does not cultivate wheat? Tamil Nadu
20. Who wrote the Kalpasutra? Bhadrabahu
21. What Minimum age is required to contest for Presidentship? 35 years
22. Who received Nobel Prize twice for the same subject? Marie Curie
23. In which place was Asia’s first Export Processing Zone (EPZ) set up? Kanada
24. In which latitudes are the seasonal contrasts maximum? Mid latitudes
25. During which ruler did Bernier visit India? Shahjahan
26. When was National Development Council set up? 1952
27. Which Insectivorous fish used for mosquito control? Gambusia
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28. How are representatives of Union Territories in Lok Sabha chosen? Direct elections
29. Which is produced by the rapid ascent of moist air? Hail
30. Between which was the battle of Dharmat fought? Aurangzeb and Dara
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1. Which are the Actinides elements with atomic numbers? From 89 to 103
2. Which year is celebrated as International Year of Water Cooperation? 2013
3. When is World Poetry Day, recognized by the UNESCO observed? March 21
4. Which is the longest railway platform? Kharagpur (India)
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5. Who said “My boy no, you are an Indian first and then a Muslim”? Mohammad Ali Jinnah
6. Which gas comes out during photosynthesis? Oxygen
7. What is the age of retirement of the Judges of the High Court? 62 years
8. What is the most suitable unit for expressing nuclear radius? Fermi
9. The equator cuts through which islands? Borneo
10. Who is the author of the book ‘Hindu way of Life’? Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
11. In the short run, a producer,’ how long continues his production? Fixed cost
12. Which is the largest mosque in India? Jama Masjid
13. Absorption of water by root occurs in the region of which parts? Root hairs
14. What is the transfer of energy through matter from particle to particle? Conduction
15. The monuments at Khajuraho belong to the period of which rular? Chandelles
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16. When the Vice-President officiates as President, whose salary does he
draw?
President
17. Which is the anti-knocking compound used in petrol-engines? Tetra-ethyl Lead
18. Where did the first nuclear explosion in India take place? Pokhran
19. Which last atmospheric layer has an altitude greater than 80 kilometers? Thermosphere
20. Kanchi was the capital of which rulers? Pallavas
21. Which place does Buyer’s market denote? The demand exceeds
the supply
22. Which component of plants receives stimulus for flowering? Leaves
23. Which is the largest committee of Parliament of India? Estimates Committee
24. Who was first to measure the circumference of the Earth? Eratosthenes
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25. In which year was Goa captured by the Portuguese? 1510 A.D.
26. In which process the internal energy of a system remains constant? Isothermal
27. When is the ‘National Science Day’ celebrated in India? February 28
28. United nations adopted a charter of Economic Rights in which year? 1974
29. What is the position of a planet when it is nearest to the Sun,? Perihelion
30. Which was the first fort constructed by the British in India? Fort St. George
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1. Silviculture is the branch of botany what do we study in that? Development of forest
2. Who was the first Foreign Minister of free India? Jawaharlal Nehru
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3. Chlorine acts as a bleaching agent only in the presence of which thing? Moisture
4. Which is the longest Railway Tunnel? Tanna (Japan)
5. Where was the seat of the first Republic of the world in 6th century BC? Vaishali
6. What is the principal source of revenue to the State Government in India? Sales Tax
7. Which UN body deals with population problem? UNFPA
8. Jointed appendages are characteristic of which phylum? Arthropoda
9. Which Australian state is an island? Tasmania
10. By which ruler was Pataliputra chosen for the first time as a capital? Udayin
11. Of which country Indian Constitution closely follows the constitutional
system?
UK
12. During adiabatic compression of a gas, what is the its temperature? Rises
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13. Where and when was the first official Non-Aligned Movement Summit
held?
Belgrade, 1961
14. How much is the portion of the earth’s surface covered with water roughly? Two-third
15. During the time of Harshavardhana, where was a great Buddhist assembly
held?
Prayag
16. In which policy India opted for ‘Mixed Economy’? Industrial Policy of
1948
17. Plant and animal living in a particular area, what is it called? Community
18. What is the life of Rajya Sabha? Permanency
19. Which oceans does not have a north south submarine ridge? Pacific ocean
20. To whom is the phrase ‘The Light of Asia’ applied? Buddha
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21. Which alloy is used for making magnets for hearing aids? Alinco
22. Which year is celebrated as International Year of Biodiversity? 2010
23. The United Nations declared 2011 as which International Year? Forest
24. Which pair of metals- are supposed to constitute the internal core of the
earth?
Nickel and Iron
25. Which was the Mughal emperor, who died to a’ sudden fall from the
staircase,?
Humayun
26. Which tissue in man where no cell division, occurs after birth? Nerves
27. What does the power of judicial review ensure? The constitutionality
of laws
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28. Which physical quantities do not have same dimensions? Force and Pressure
29. Which is a high cloud? Cirrus
30. Where is the mausoleum of Sher Shah? Sasaram
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1. How is the contribution of agriculture to India’s economy? Decreasing
2. The first railway line was laid in which state? NorthEast England
3. Which is the branch of agriculture concerned with the production of crops? Agronomy
4. Which is the smallest country in South America? Surinam
5. Who annulled the Partition of Bengal? Lord Hardinge
6. Chief Ministers of all the States are ex-officio members of which council? National Development
Council
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7. What does Nail polish remover contain? Acetone
8. Which is the largest man-made canal in the world? Suez Canal
9. Which is ‘the largest island? Kalatdeitnunat
10. With which did the Civil Disobedience Movement in India commence? The Dandi March
11. Under which do all taxes come? Revenue receipts
12. In India famous Bengal famine accurred in 1942 by which disease? Leaf spot of rice
13. Who is a legal advisor of the State Government as provided by the
Constitution?
Advocate General
14. Which type of rubber provides the best commercial rubber? Castillo
15. In which text are the original teachings of Mahavira contained? 14 Purvas
16. If the momentum of a body is increased by 50%, how much will its K.E. will
increase?
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125%
17. Which book has been written by Vikram Seth? A Suitable Boy
18. “Man without society is either a beast or a God”. Who said this? Aristotle
19. Which biomass has the highest species diversity? Tropical rainforests
20. In ancient India, which was the earliest capital of Magadha Kingdom? Rajgir
21. Which animal can fight with snake? Mongooes
22. According to which article untouchability is abolished and its practice is
punishable?
Article 17
23. Which is used as a mordant in dying and tanning industry? Magnesium sulphate
24. Which is a type of planetary wind? Westerlies
25. During which reign was the Moti Masjid in Delhi built? Aurangzeb
26. Which is poorest state in India? Orissa
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27. Which is the biggest port in India? Mumbai
28. Mycology is the branch of botany, what do we study about in that branch? Fungi
29. The monsoon has well-developed cycle in which area? South and South East
Asia
30. At the time of Shahjahan’s illness, Aurangzeb was the viceroy of which
area?
Deccan
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1. What is the respect for the National Flag and National Anthem? Fundamental Duty of
every citizen
2. What is the principle by which a cooling system (Radiator) in a motor car
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works?
Convection
3. Which ruler established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines? Tipu Sultan
4. In India, how many States share the coastline? 9
5. Which struggley of Mahatma Gandhi was related to Industrial worker? Ahmedabad Struggle
6. Why was Mashelkar Committee constituted? Auto fuel policy
7. Which branch of biology in which we-study about cultivation of flowering
plant?
Floriculture
8. Ministers in a State get salaries, by whom is it as determined? State Legislature
9. Which State of India, has the oldest rock formations in the country? Karnataka
10. Who was associated with Kakori Conspiracy case? Ashfaqulla
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11. Select the compound in which chlorine shows oxidation state + 7? HClO4
12. Whose successful book include circle of Reason and shadow lines? Amitav Ghosh
13. The Lord of Rings The Return of the King won Oscar award in how many
categories?
11
14. The concept of carbon credit originated from which protocal? Kyoto Protocol
15. From which site, was the famous Bull-seal of Indus Valley found? Mohenjodaro
16. What is the process in which water is split during photosynthesis? Photolysis
17. From which fund are the salary and allowances of the Governor charged? Consolidated Fund of
the State
18. If an ideal gas is isothermally expanded, what will its internal energy? Remain the same
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19. The daily and annual range of temperature is minimum in which area? Hot desert
20. Who is the expounder of yoga philosophy? Patanjali
21. By whom was concept of Five Year Plans in India introduced? Jawaharlal Nehru
22. Which is the first National Park established in India? Corbett
23. Which fungy causes green ear disease of bajra? Sclerospora
graminicola
24. What speed of rotation of the earth? 9.72 km/sec.
25. By whom was ‘Panchatantra’ written? Vishnu Sharma
26. Which is the competent body to prescribe conditions for acquisition of
citizenship?
Parliament
27. Which law of thermodynamics introduces the concept of entropy? Second law
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28. Kiel Canal connect which seas? Baltic Sea and North
Sea
29. Why are In the northern hemisphere, currents deflected to their right? Due to coriolis force
30. Who is credited with the invention of Algebra? Aryabhatta
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1. How is Share of Direct tax in post economic reform? Increasing
2. Which branch of biology deals with study of heredity and variation? Genetics
3. How type of right is Right to Information? Fundamental right
4. Which region is leading producer of “bort” variety of diamond in the
world?
Zaire
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5. By which peshwa was the Treaty of Bassein signed with the British? Baji Rao II
6. If we move from the equator to a pole, what will be the value of g? Increases
7. Which English Poet finished writing the epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’? John Milton
8. Which first feature film (talkie) produced in India? Alamm Ara
9. Why are Venice in Italy and Vienna in Austria famous? For glass industry
10. Who was called as ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’? Raja Ram Mohan Roy
11. What is the study of principles and procedures of classification? Taxonomy
12. Who appoints the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir? President
13. Which substance is used to retard the setting action of cement? CaSO.2HO
14. Shyok is a tributary of which river? Indus
15. Who is well known for his contribution in the field of Algebra? Bhaskara
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16. What is the investment in public works? Capital expenditure
17. EI Nino current appears along the coast of which country? Peru
18. Which scientist studied about wheat rust problem? K. C. Mehta
19. Teesta forms a part of which major river system? Brahmaputra
20. Which ruler of Vijayanagar had sent his embassy to the emperor of China? Bukka I
21. To whom is a minister in a State individually responsible? Governor
22. By which force can fat be separated from milk in a cream separator? Centrifugal force
23. The island of Honshu is located in which country? Japan
24. What is the name of very violent and serious types of winds which bring lot
of disaster?
Hurricane
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25. By whom was the Bahmani Kingdom founded? Hasan
26. Which body finalises the Five Year Plan proposals? National Development
Council
27. How many number of chamber are found in the heart of Mammal? 4
28. What is the minimum age for being the member of the Parliament? 25 years
29. What is the minimum forest cover to maintain ecological balance? 33%
30. Which saint wrote ‘Bijak’? Kabir
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1. What is the composition of Nitrolim-a chemical fertilizer? Calcium carbide and
nitrogen
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2. Which Indian epic was filmed by British Director Peter Brook? Mahabharat
3. “Bhanu Singha” was the pen name of famous writer? Rabindra Nath Tagore
4. What is the most important factor in thunderstorms development? Atmospheric instability
5. In which year did the Indian Naval Mutiny against the British take place? 1945
6. Which Bacteria commonly lives in the intestine of human? Escherichia coli
7. The distribution of seats of the Parliament are based on which census? 1971
8. Why do The clouds float in the atmosphere? Because of their low
temperature
9. Which is not a form of precipitation? Fog
10. Where was the resolution to start the Quit India Movement adopted by INC
at its session?
Bombay
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11. Which is poorest state in India? Orissa
12. How many classical dances are there in India? 6
13. Which is a free living bacteria that help in nitrogen fixation? Azotohacter
14. The oldest inhabitants of India are considered by which name? Negritoes
15. In which city is Charminar situated? Hyderabad
16. Who acts as the Chancellor of State Universities? Governor
17. What are species containing same number of electrons called? Isoelectronic
18. Which was the Prince who was responsible for the death of his father? Ajatasatru
19. In which Union Territory people of the Onge tribe live? Andaman and Nicobar
Islands
20. Who were the first Europeans to set up sea trade centres in India? The Portuguese
21. Why is the Gross National Income always more than Net National Income? Direct taxes
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22. What is grown in field by their plantlet? Onion
23. In which list are the Central Government’s exclusive powers enumerated? Union List
24. What is a line on a weather map joining all places of equal pressure called? Isobar
25. With which one of the following is the classic ‘Jivaka Chintamani’
associated?
Jainism
26. What does TV remote control unit use to operate a TV set? Radio waves
27. Who is considered as ‘trimutri’ (Trinity) of Carnatic Music? Muthuswami Dikshitar
28. Late Girilal jain was a noted figure in which fields? Journalism
29. The tornadoes are very strong tropical cyclones originating in which sea? Caribbean sea
30. By whom were Sakas were finally overthrown? Gautamiputra Satakarni
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1. Parthanogenesis is seen generally in which fruit? Grapes
2. Indian Constitution recognises minorities on which basis? Religion
3. What is an extensive property of the system? Volume
4. Which is the World’s largest synthetic rubber and tyre making centre? Akron
5. In Shivaji’s Ashtapradhan, which officer looked after the foreign affairs? Sumant
6. According to the law of demand, what happens when price increases? Demand decreases
7. Shiny Wilson is associated with which game/sport? Athletics
8. By which name Pace-maker is also known? S.A. Node
9. Which is the World’s largest producer of wool? Australia
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10. Which Emperor had the longest reign? Muhammad Shah
11. In which does the subject of Co-operative Societies fall? Concurrent List
12. One astronomical unit is the average distance between which bodies? Earth and the Sun
13. Ben Johnson, the well known athlete belongs to which country? Canada
14. Which river is known as India’s River of Sorrow? Kosi
15. Where did the Lingaraja Temple built during the medieval period? Bhubaneswar
16. Who is the originator of Green Revolution in India? Norman E. Borlaug
17. The food material in fungi is stored in which form? Glycogen
18. Lotteries organised by the government of a State come under which list? State List
19. In which state is Jog Falls located? Karnataka
20. Vikramasila Mahavihara was established by the ruler of which dynasty? Pal Dynasty
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21. Rusting of iron is an example of which thing? Slow oxidation
22. Mac number is associated with which plane? Jet Plane
23. What is the natural source of hydrocarbon? Biomass
24. The high altitude tropical forest which has dwarfed trees is known by which
name?
Elfm forest
25. From which age can Idol worship in India be traced? Pre-Aryan
26. Which plant only produce seed but not fruit? Cycus
27. By whom is Agricultural Income Tax assigned to the State Governments? By the Constitution of
India
28. For a body moving with constant speed in a horizontal circle, what remains
constant?
KE
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29. In equatorial regions How is the temperature between July and January? The same
30. In which battle Porus was defeated by Alexander? Hydaspes
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1. India is self sufficient in production of which of the following
commodities?
Milk
2. Which country is not a member of SAARC? Mauritius
3. Independent alternation of generation is found in which plant? Fern
4. Because of which factor, clouds do not precipitate in deserts? Low humidity
5. Which Sikh Gurus started the Gurumukhi script? Guru Angad
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6. What does the Constitution name our country? India, that is Bharat
7. Which glass is used in bullet proof screens? Reinforced glass
8. Which is the official language of West African Development Bank? French
9. The albedo of which cloud is the highest? Cirrus cloud
10. Who was the Finance Minister under Shivaji? Amatya
11. By which income individual’s actual standard of living can be assessed? Disposable Personal
Income
12. Chekori powder is obtain from which part of plant? Root
13. Right to Constitutional Remedies comes under which rights? Fundamental Rights
14. What is the capital of Lakshadweep? Kavaratti
15. Who was given the title of Andhra-Kavita- Pitamaha? Peddana
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16. Thermal radiations are electromagnetic wave belonging to which region? Infrared region
17. Which is considered as the drug of last resort for human being? Streptomycin
18. Which is used as a fuel in Nuclear power stations in India? Thorium
19. Which is the second highest peak in the world? K-2 (Godwin Austin)
20. Which Sultan of Delhi introduced measures for improving the quality of
fruits?
Firoz shah Tughlaq
21. For crop does India have the largest cultivated area in the world? Rice
22. When was the Madras State renamed Tamil Nadu? 1969
23. Which law directly explains the law of conservation of mass? Avogadro’s law
24. What the wind is deflected due of the rotation of the earth? Geostropic wind
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25. Who built the stupa at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh? Ashoka
26. After textiles, which is India’s second important industry? Iron and steel
27. Which books was written by Tilak? Gita Rahasya
28. Which gas is absorbed during photosynthesis? CO2
29. Which country leads in fish catches? Japan
30. Which temple got the name of Black Pagoda? Sun Temple
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1. Which is an extra Constitutional and non-statutory body? Planning Commission
2. Which are the space waves are affected seriously by atmospheric
conditions?
UHF
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3. Who has written the famous book ‘Anna Karenina’? Leo Tolstoy
4. Which type of climate is known for the maximum diurnal range of
temperature?
Hot desert
5. By whom was the first weekly Bengali newspaper ‘Samachar Darpan’
published?
Marshman
6. Which State stands first in the length of roads in the country? Maharashtra
7. Which type of cell has the ability to develop into any type of all? Stem cell
8. With what subject do the Articles 5 to 8 of the Constitution of India deal? Citizenship
9. Which characteristic is NOT found in the convectional rainfall? Drizzling
10. Who was founder of Boy Scouts and Civil Guides Movement in India? Baden Powell
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11. Rutherford’s scattering experiment related to the size of which thing? Nucleus
12. What is the permissible level of noise in a silent zone at daytime? 75 dB.
13. Which groups of items contains only biodegradable items? Wood, Grass, Leather
14. Where is Copacabana Beach located? Rio de Janeiro
15. Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India? Indo-Greeks
16. Spice saffron is obtained from which part of plant? Stigma
17. The Union Territories get representation in which house? Both Houses of
Parliament
18. Masses of stars and galaxies are usually expressed in terms of which mass? Solar mass
19. In which hemisphere does India lie? Northern and eastern
20. Which art style combines Indian and Greek feature? Gandhar
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21. How is Indian economy? Mixed economy
22. What is the largest ecosystem of the Earth? Hydrosphere
23. Which Pollination takes place with the help of water is called? Hydrophyily
24. Which is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the
earth’s crust?
Oxygen
25. Who was the mediator between man and gods according to the Vedic
people?
Agni
26. Under the Constitution, the residuary powers vest with which government? Union Government
27. What is a mixture of potassium nitrate, powdered charcoal and sulphur
called?
Gun powder
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28. With reference to Indian defence what is, the ‘Lakshya’? A pilotless training
aircraft
29. What will be the shortest day in Australia? June 21
30. To which age the Painted Grey Ware (PGW) belongs? The Vedic age
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1. Which is India’s oldest iron and steel plant? TISCO at Jamshedpur
2. Belladona medicine is obtained by which part of Atropa belladona? From leaf
3. To whom does UPSC submit its annual report on its work? The Union Home
Minister
4. Which city in india never experiences Vertical rays of the sun during noon? New Delhi
5. By whom was the ‘Jaziya’ abolished? Akbar
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6. Why is Weightlessness experienced in spaceship? Due to absence of
gravity
7. In which year, Economic Community of West African States came into
existence?
1975
8. Which year is celebrated as International Year of Astronomy? 2009
9. Which is the most of India’s rainfall? Cyclonic
10. By whom was capital of the Mughal Empire shifted from Agra to Delhi? Shahjahan
11. Which plant produces seed but not fruit? Cycus
12. The President of the Indian Union has the same constitutional authority as
which country?
British Monarch
13. Which is a major constituent of Biogas? Methane
14. Which Grasslands not support any trees? Steppes
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15. Which was known as Chalco-lithic Age? Copperstone Age
16. Which industry in India was worst affected because of the partition? Jute and Cotton
17. Which is produced by rain water action? Gully
18. Which ore contains both calcium and magnesium? Dolomite
19. Where is the greatest average annual precipitation? In Philippines
20. Alberuni lived during the period of which king? Mahmud Ghaznavi