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Q. ISRO recently gave clearance for using which trequency band from satellite for internet on trains?
1 C Band
2 KU Band
3 S Band
4 3G Spectram
Ans: 2
Q. Which among the following states is not awarded Krishi Karman Awards for 2011-12?
1 Madhya Pradesh
2 Manipur
3 Maharastra
4 Nagaland
Ans: 3
Q. Who is the chairman of Fourteenth Finance Commission?
1 Prof Abhijit Sen
2 Dr. Y.V.Reddy
3 Ms. Sushma Nath
4 Dr. M.Govinda Rao
Ans: 2
Q. Who is the chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India?
1 Justice Balakrishnan
2 Justice M. Kartzu
3 Justice J. S. Verma
4 Justice D. K. Jain
Ans: 4
Q. As per the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13, brought out by World Economic Forum, a Swiss non-profit foundation based in Geneva, India ranks is -
1 59th
2 56th
3 57th
4 58th
Ans: 1
Q. “Water Conservation Day” observed on -
1 20th November
2 19th November
3 24th November
4 31st October
Ans: 2
Q. National Education Day observed on
1 11th November
2 14th November
3 5th September
4 21st May
Ans: 1
Q. Which of the following Articles of Indian Constitution ensures Freedom of Press in India?
1 Article 356
2 Article 22
3 Article 327
4 Article 19
Ans: 4
Q. The International Date Line is approximately equal to
1 The Equator
2 100th Meridian
3 180th Meridian
4 None of these
Ans: 3
Q. The Vernal Equinox occurs on
1 June 21
2 March 21
3 September 23
4 December 21
Ans: 2
Q. Rajasthan canal receives water from
1 Ravi
2 Ganga
3 Sutlej
4 Indus
Ans: 3
Q. Which of the following represents a tribe of Rajasthan?
1 Garadia
2 Asur
3 Munda
4 Santhal
Ans: 1
Q. Which is the only State that touches Sikkim?
1 Assam
2 West Bengal
3 Arunachal Pradesh
4 Meghalaya
Ans: 2
Q. The largest producer of tea in the world is
1 China
2 Sri Lanka
3 India
4 Pakistan
Ans: 3
Q. The monetary unit of Bangladesh is
1 Taka
2 Dollar
3 Rupiah
4 Rupee
Ans: 1
Q. Antyodaya scheme is meant to help the
1 Muslims
2 Minorities
3 Poorest of the poor section of the society
4 Harijans
Ans: 3
Q. 'Dhanraj Pillay' was associated with
1 Hockey
2 Football
3 Cricket
4 Lawn Tennis
Ans: 1
Q. As per Census 2011, the highest populated State is
1 Bihar
2 Uttar Pradesh
3 Madhya Pradesh
4 Tamil Nadu
Ans: 2
Q. The upcoming Ultra Mega Power Projects(UMPPs) at Cheyyur and Sarguja are located respectively in
1 Kerala and Chhattisgarh
2 Tamil Nadu and Odisha
3 Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh
4 Kerala and Odisha
Ans: 3
Q. Andheri's newly constructed headquarters of anti-terror force was inaugurated by N. Kumar Reddy on August 13, 2012 in Hyderabad. What is the name of this counter-terrorist commando force?
1 Anti Terrorism Agency (ATA)
2 Organization to Counter Terrorist Operations (Octopus)
3 Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS)
4 Anti Terrorism Operations (ATO)
Ans: 2
Q. Which two countries signed Agreement for the Modernisation of Indian Railways?
1 India and Belgium
2 Indian and China
3 USA and India
4 Russia and India
Ans: 1
Q. Name the Indian telecom service company which had acquired US firm WPCS International?
1 Shyam Telecom
2 MTNL
3 Tata Teleservices
4 Kavvery Telecom
Ans: 4
Q. Which company was directed by the Supreme Court to refund an amount of 17400 crore of rupees to their Investors?
1 Sahara Group of Company
2 Reliance Industries
3 Air India
4 Vodafone
Ans: 1
Q. Isle of Wight rock yielded three fossil footprints of Dinosaurs. In which one of the following countries Isle of Wight located?
1 Germany
2 USA
3 Africa
4 UK
Ans: 4
Q. Which Indian Company signed a pact with French Energy company GDF Suez to import LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)?
1 Indian Oil Corporation(IOC)
2 GAIL
3 ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)
4 Reliance Petroleum Limited
Ans: 2
Q. National Defence Academy is situated at
1 Pune
2 Kolkata
3 Mumbai
4 Dehradun
Ans: 1
Q. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
1 Bhangra-Punjab
2 Bihu-Nagaland
3 Garba-Gujarat
4 Tamasha-Maharashtra
Ans: 2
Q. India's largest museum is located at
1 Kolkata
2 Delhi
3 Bengaluru
4 Chennai
Ans: 1
Q. The Bhakra Dam is built across the river
1 Ravi
2 Chenab
3 Sutlej
4 Jhelum
Ans: 3
Q. Breeding and management of bees is called
1 Sericulture
2 Apiculture
3 Silviculture
4 Pisciculture
Ans: 2
Q. Excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks causes damage to
1 Liver
2 Lungs
3 Kidney
4 Heart
Ans: 1
Q. The headquarters of North Western Railway is located at
1 Allahabad
2 Jaipur
3 Mumbai
4 Jabalpur
Ans: 2
Q. Which award is given for excellence in sports?
1 Jamnalal Bajaj
2 Jnanpith
3 Arjuna
4 None of these
Ans: 3
Q. How many spokes are there in our national emblem 'Ashoka Chakra'?
1 12
2 15
3 20
4 24
Ans: 4
Q. The normal term of office of UN Secretary-General is
1 3 yeras
2 4 years
3 6 years
4 5 years
Ans: 3
Q. What was the theme of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting organized in Davos, Switzerland?
1 Shaping the Post-Crisis World
2 Shared Norms for a New Reality
3 The power of collaborative innovation
4 Improve the state of the world: rethink, redesign, rebuild
Ans: 2
Q. Which core sector industry has the highest weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)?
1 Coal
2 Crude Oil
3 Electricity
4 Petroleum refinery Products
Ans: 3
Q. Which of the following has a 51:49 joint venture with Japanese automobile company Nissan for manufacturing light commercial vehicles in India?
1 Tata Motors
2 Ashok Leyland
3 Mahindra and Mahindra
4 Bajaj Auto
Ans: 4
Q. According to the FDI data released by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 10, 2012, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow in India declined to what amount in the April-June quarter of fiscal 2012-13?
1 6.4 billion dollar
2 5 billion dollar
3 5.4 billion dollar
4 7 billion dollar
Ans: 3
Q. Which of the following has made the largest inbound foreign direct investment in India till date?
1 Vodafone
2 BP Plc
3 Vedanta Resource
4 Dailchi Sankyo
Ans: 1

Q. SEBI, on August 16, 2012 has made it mandatory that all listed companies must have minimum ________ public shareholdings by June 2013.
1 10%
2 20%
3 30%
4 25%
Ans: 4
Q. Which leading Indian business house sold its group company Centum Learning to Everonn Education?
1 Reliance
2 Bharti Group
3 Toyota
4 LIC
Ans: 2
Q. Over 90% of the world's biomass is in-
1 freshwater wetlands
2 tropical rain forests
3 oceans
4 topsoils
Ans: 2
Q. Which one among the following is a source of methane emission into the atmosphere?
1 Industrial chimney
2 Automobile exhaust fume
3 Wetland
4 Mining
Ans: 3
Q. Carbon dioxide is called greenhouse gas because-
1 it is used in photosynthesis
2 its absorbs infrared radiation
3 it emits visible radiation
4 its concentration remains always higher than other gases
Ans: 2
Q. The fossil of Archaeopteryx represents the evidence of origin of-
1 birds from reptiles
2 mammals from reptiles
3 reptiles from amphibians
4 mammals from birds
Ans: 1
Q. Fiscal policy in India is formulated by-
1 the Reserve Bank of India
2 the Finance Ministry
3 the Planning Commission
4 the Securities and Exchange Board of India
Ans: 2
Q. The imaginary line of the Earth's surface that closely follows the 180 degree Meridian is -
1 Prime Meridian
2 International Date Line
3 Equator
4 Tropic of Cancer
Ans: 2
Q. Lack of atmosphere around the Moon is due to-
1 high escape velocity of air molecule and low gravitational attraction
2 low escape velocity of air molecule and low gravitational attraction
3 high escape velocity of air molecule only
4 low gravitational attraction only
Ans: 2
Q. What is the major role of a greenhouse gas that contributes to temperature rise of the Earth's surface?
1 Stops both incoming sunlight and outgoing infrared radiation
2 Transparent to both incoming sunlight and outgoing infrared radiation
3 Lets incoming sunlight pass through but stops outgoing infrared radiation
4 Lets outgoing infrared radiation pass through but stops incoming sunlight
Ans: 3
Q. The basis of European Union began with the signing of -
1 Treaty of Paris
2 Maastricht Trearty
3 Treaty of Lisbon
4 Treaty of Rome
Ans: 2
Q. The soil formed by wind bust in and around hot deserts is called -
1 loamy soil
2 silty soil
3 loess soil
4 sandy soil
Ans: 4
Q. The TEAM-9 initiative is a techno-economic cooperation venture between India and eight countries of -
1 North Africa
2 Central Africa
3 East Africa
4 West Africa
Ans: 4
Q. Which one among the following is the type of the Comoros Islands which lie in the Indian Ocean between Northern Madagascar and the African Coast?
1 Folded
2 Volcanic
3 Eolian deposited
4 Glacial eroded
Ans: 2
Q. If news is broadcast from London at 10:30 AM, at what time it will be heard at Baghdad (45 degree E)
1 9:00 AM
2 7:30 AM
3 12:00 Noon
4 1:30 PM
Ans: 4
Q. The site of Harappa is located on the bank of river-
1 Ravi
2 Beas
3 Indus
4 Saraswati
Ans: 1
Q. Who among the following Governor Generals formed the Triple Alliance against Tipu Sultan?
1 Lord Wellesley
2 Lord William Bentick
3 Lord Cornwallis
4 Warren Hastings
Ans: 3
Q. The Constitution of India is republican because it-
1 provides for adult franchise
2 provides for an elected Parliament
3 has no hereditary elements
4 contains a bill of rights
Ans: 3
Q. Which one among the following statements is correct with regard to the C-5M Super Galaxy?
1 It is a large military transport aircraft
2 It is a large military helicopter
3 It is a US fighter aircraft to the completed in 2014
4 It is a galaxy of stars very close to the Sun
Ans: 1
Q. The best colours for a Sun umbrella will be -
1 white on top and black on inside
2 red on top and black on inside
3 black on top and white on inside
4 black on top and red on inside
Ans: 1
Q. Before X-ray examination (coloured X-ray) of the stomach, patients are given suitable salt of barium because -
1 barium is a good absorber of X-rays and helps stomach to appear clearly
2 barium salts are white in colour and this helps stomach to appear clearly
3 barium allows X-rays to pass through the stomach
4 barium salts are easily available
Ans: 1
Q. The elements of a group in the periodic table-
1 are isobars
2 have consecutive atomic numbers
3 have similar chemical properties
4 are isotopes
Ans: 3
Q. The pH of human blood is normally around-
1 7.5-8.0
2 4.5-5.5
3 5.5-6.5
4 8.5-9.0
Ans: 1
Q. The pH of fresh groundwater slightly decreases upon exposure to air because -
1 carbon dioxide from air is dissolved in the water
2 oxygen from air is dissolved in the water
3 the dissolved oxygen of the groundwater escapes into air
4 the dissolved carbon dioxide of the groundwater escapes into air
Ans: 4
Q. Which among the following countries has given a grant of US $ 1 billion for the reconstruction of the Nalanda University?
1 Japan
2 UK
3 USA
4 China
Ans: 4
Q. Which one among the following is the fastest Indian Super-computer recently developed by ISRO?
1 Saga-220
2 Aakash-A1
3 Tianhe-1A
4 Jaguar-Cray
Ans: 1
Q. Which one among the following vitamins is necessary for blood clotting?
1 Vitamin D
2 Vitamin A
3 Vitamin K
4 Vitamin C
Ans: 3
Q. The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy of development guided the planning practice in India from the-
1 Fourth Five-Year Plan to the Eight Five-Year Plan
2 First Five-Year Plan to the Sixth Five-Year Plan
3 Second Five-Year Plan to the Seventh Five-Year Plan
4 First Five-Year Plan to the Eight Five-Year Plan
Ans: 3
Q. While a proclamation of emergency is in operation, the duration of the Lok Sabha can be extended for a period -
1 not exceeding nine months
2 not exceeding three months
3 of two years at a time
4 of one year at a time
Ans: 4
Q. If you travel along the Suez Canal from Port Said to Suez, you will come across several lakes. which of the following lakes is not on this Canal?
1 Little Bitter Lake
2 Lake Gatun
3 Great Bitter Lake
4 Lake Timsah
Ans: 2

Q. What is a cloudburst?
1 It refers to sudden and copious rainfall over a small area which often lasts for only a few minutes
2 It refers to 50 mm rain over a period of time
3 It is caused by rapid condensation of very high clouds
4 It refers to a thunderstorm with little rain
Ans: 1
Q. The macro-nutrients provided by inorganic fertilizers are -
1 carbon, iron and boron
2 nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
3 magnesium, zinc and iron
4 magnesium, manganese and sulphur
Ans: 2
Q. Vermicompost is a/an -
1 Inorganic Fertilizer
2 Toxic Substance
3 Organic Biofertilizer
4 Synthetic Fertilizer
Ans: 3
Q. In wildlife conservation, which one among the following best defines an 'endemic' species?
1 A species confined to a particular region and not found anywhere else
2 When the critical number of a species declines in a forest due to parasitic attack
3 A species which is cosmopolitan and can be commonly found in a biosphere
4 An endangered species which is found in a few restricted areas on the Earth
Ans: 1
Q. Duncan passage is located between -
1 Little and Great Nicobar
2 North and Middle Andaman
3 South and Little Andaman
4 Middle and South Andaman
Ans: 3
Q. The main area of production of icebergs is found in -
1 the East Coast of Japan
2 the West Coast of Greenland
3 the North Coast of Siberia
4 the West Coast of Africa
Ans: 2
Q. The Operation Polo was associated with the annexation of which one among the following Princely States into Indian Union?
1 Hyderabad
2 Junagarh
3 Kashmir
4 Travancore
Ans: 1
Q. The name of Ram Prasad Bismil is associated with -
1 Alipore Conspiracy Case
2 Kanpur Conspiracy Case
3 Meerut Conspiracy Case
4 Kakori Conspiracy Case
Ans: 4
Q. Which one among the following was not a demand of the Prarthana Samaj?
1 Women education
2 Abolition of untouchability
3 Raising the age of marriage for boys and girls
4 Widow remarriage
Ans: 2
Q. Which one among the following nontoxic gases helps in formation of enzymes which ripen fruit?
1 Methane
2 Acetylene
3 Ethane
4 Carbon dioxide
Ans: 2
Q. Age of fossil may be found out by determining the ratio of two isotopes of carbon. The isotopes are -
1 C-12 and C-13
2 C-13 and C-14
3 C-12 and C-14
4 C-12 and carbon black
Ans: 3
Q. Who among the following Chinese travellers visited the kingdoms of Harshavardhana and Kumar Bhaskar Varma?
1 I-tsing
2 Fa-Hien
3 Hiuen Tsang
4 Sun Shuyun
Ans: 3
Q. Which one among the following Indus cities was known for water management?
1 Lothal
2 Harappa
3 Dholavira
4 Mohenjo-daro
Ans: 3
Q. Which one among the following States was first annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the Doctrine for Lapse?
1 Satara
2 Sambalpur
3 Jhansi
4 Nagpur
Ans: 1
Q. Ashokan inscriptions of Mansehra and Shahbazgadhi are written in -
1 Prakrit language, Kharoshthi script
2 Prakrit language, Brahmi script
3 Prakrit-Aramaic language, Brahmi script
4 Aramaic language, Kharoshthi script
Ans: 1
Q. Who among the following scholars were contemporary of Kanishka? 1. Ashvaghosa 2. Nagarjuna 3. Vasumitra 4. Chanakya Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 1 and 2 only
2 3 and 4
3 2 and 4
4 1,2 and 3
Ans: 4
Q. Sabin Award is given for the conservation of -
1 reptiles
2 birds
3 amphibians
4 corals
Ans: 3
Q. The Indian research station Himadri is located at -
1 Siachen
2 Darjeeling
3 Antarctica
4 Arctic Region
Ans: 4
Q. In the year 2011, a missile named 'PRAHAR', developed by DRDO was test fired. This is a -
1 short-range surface to air missile
2 long-range surface to air missile
3 short-range surface to surface missile
4 long-range surface to surface missile
Ans: 3
Q. Which one among the following statements is correct?
1 All enzymes are proteins
2 All proteins are enzymes
3 None of the enzymes is protein
4 None of the proteins is enzyme
Ans: 1
Q. Which one among the following statements is correct?
1 All bases are alkalis
2 None of the bases is alkali
3 There are no more bases except the alkalis
4 All alkalis are bases but all bases are not alkalis
Ans: 4
Q. Which one among the following statements about NATO is not correct?
1 NATO has 28 independent member States
2 The US is an ex officio member of NATO
3 NATO is a collective defence organization in Europe
4 Turkey is a member of NATO
Ans: 3
Q. The National Commission for Women was created by -
1 an amendment in the Constitution of India
2 an Act passed by the Parliament
3 an order of the President of India
4 a decision of the Union Cabinet
Ans: 2
Q. Under which law it is prescribed that all proceedings in the Supreme Court of India shall be in English language?
1 The Supreme Court Rules, 1966
2 Article 145 of the Constitution of India
3 Article 348 of the Constitution of India
4 A Legislation made by the Parliament
Ans: 3
Q. Which one of the following reactions is the main cause of the energy radiation from the Sun?
1 Diffusion reaction
2 Chemical reaction
3 Fission reaction
4 Fusion reaction
Ans: 4
Q. In SONAR, we use -
1 radio waves
2 audible sound waves
3 infrasonic waves
4 ultrasonic waves
Ans: 4
Q. A liquid is kept in a regular cylindrical vessel up to a certain height. If this vessel is replaced by another cylindrical vessel having half the area of cross-section of the bottom, the pressure on the bottom will -
1 be increased to twice the earlier pressure
2 be reduced to one-fourth the earlier pressure
3 remain unaffected
4 be reduced to half the earlier pressure
Ans: 1
Q. The time period of a simple pendulum having a spherical wooden bob is 2 second. If the bob is replaced by a metallic one twice as heavy, the time period will be -
1 more than 2 second
2 1 second
3 2 second
4 less than 1 second
Ans: 3
Q. Which one among the following statements about an atom is not correct?
1 Atoms are the basic units from which molecules and ions are formed
2 Atoms always combine to form molecules
3 Atoms aggregate in large numbers to form the matter that we can see, feel and touch
4 Atoms are always neutral in nature
Ans: 3
Q. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
1 Vitamin B1 - Retinol
2 Vitamin C - Calciferol
3 Vitamin B6 - Niacin
4 Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
Ans: 4
Q. Who of the following was impeached by the British Parliament?
1 Lord Cornwallis
2 T.B. Macaulay
3 Warren Hastings
4 Lord Clive
Ans: 3
Q. The first hour of every sitting of the Lok Sabha is called -
1 Public hour
2 Question hour
3 Privilege hour
4 Zero hour
Ans: 2
Q. Wind actions create 'Mushroom rocks' which are usually found in-
1 Tropical coastal area
2 Hills
3 Plateaus
4 Deserts
Ans: 4
Q. The Black rust of disease of wheat is caused by-
1 Xanthomonas graminis
2 Puccinia graminis
3 Puccinia recondita
4 None of these
Ans: 2
Q. The most abundant gas in the earth's atmosphere is-
1 Nitrogen
2 Oxygen
3 Carbon dioxide
4 Hydrogen
Ans: 1
Q. Which of these continents has maximum per capita land?
1 Europe
2 Asia
3 Australia
4 North America
Ans: 3
Q. The working principle of a washing machine is -
1 Dialysis
2 Centrifugation
3 Reverse osmosis
4 Diffusion
Ans: 2
Q. Central Vigilance Commission was set up on the recommendation of -
1 Gorwala Report
2 Administrative Reforms Commission of India
3 Santhanam Committee
4 Kripalani Committee
Ans: 3
Q. Through which mountain range passes the Konkan Railway Track?
1 Western Ghat
2 Himadri
3 Eastern Ghat
4 Neelgiri Hills
Ans: 1
Q. Lighting and Thundering are the characteristic feature of -
1 Mesophere
2 Ionosphere
3 Stratosphere
4 Troposphere
Ans: 4
Q. Which of these volcanoes is called the 'Light House of the Mediterranean'?
1 Elgon
2 Stramboli
3 Etna
4 Vesuvius
Ans: 2
Q. Which one of the following countries had recently joined World Trade Organisation?
1 Myanmar
2 Austria
3 Russia
4 Taiwan
Ans: 3
Q. With which one of the following products is 'De Beers' associated?
1 Diamond
2 Tea
3 Nuclear Energy
4 Textiles
Ans: 1
Q. FATF stands for-
1 Financial Accountability Task Frame
2 Fiscal Accountability Trade Force
3 Fiscal Action Task Force
4 Financial Action Task Force
Ans: 4
Q. Major producer of mulberry silk in India is -
1 Jharkhand
2 Jammu and Kashmir
3 Karnataka
4 Himachal Pradesh
Ans: 3
Q. Which was mainly responsible for the Bhopal Mishap in 1984?
1 Methyl Isocyanate
2 Carbon dioxide
3 Amonia
4 Carbon mono-oxide
Ans: 1
Q. In which year Family Planning Programme was started in India?
1 1950 AD
2 1952 AD
3 1951 AD
4 1955 AD
Ans: 2
Q. Which type of fire extinguisher is used for Petroleum fire ?
1 Soda acid type
2 Powder type
3 Foam type
4 None of these
Ans: 2
Q. 'Prince of Pilgrims' was the name attributed to-
1 Hiuen Tsang
2 I-tsing
3 Megasthenes
4 Fa-Hien
Ans: 1
Q. The scientist known as father of Genetics is -
1 Johnson
2 Morgan
3 F.B. Morrison
4 G.J. Mandel
Ans: 4

Q. Which of the following terms is used in cricket?
1 LBW
2 Centre Half
3 Bull's eye
4 Love
Ans: 1
Q. With which of the following activities, Golden Globe Awards are associated?
1 Social work
2 Films
3 Journalism
4 Women education
Ans: 2
Q. Which one of the following is the biggest flower in the world ?
1 Sun flower
2 Lotus
3 Glory Lily
4 Rafflesia
Ans: 4
Q. Who was not associated with the Aligarh Movement?
1 Nazir Ahmad
2 Altaf Hussain Hali
3 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
4 Chiragh Ali
Ans: 3
Q. Who among the Maratha Peshwas preached the ideal of 'Hindu-Pad-Padshai'?
1 Baji Rao I
2 Balaji Viswanath
3 Narayan Rao
4 Madhab Rao
Ans: 1
Q. The Chilka Lake Region is situated between the deltas of -
1 Krishna and Kaveri
2 Godavari and Krishna
3 Ganga and Mahanadi
4 Mahanadi and Godavari
Ans: 4
Q. 'Fianchetto' is a strategy in the game of -
1 Car racing
2 Chess
3 Billiards
4 Bull fight
Ans: 2
Q. The 'du-aspa' and 'seh-aspa' rank was first introduced during the reign of -
1 Akbar
2 Babur
3 Jahangir
4 Shahjahan
Ans: 3
Q. Which of the following countries is the largest rice producing nation in the world?
1 Australia
2 USA
3 India
4 China
Ans: 4
Q. A monument resembling the Taj Mahal was got created by Aurangzeb in -
1 Ahmedabad
2 Daultabad
3 Hoshangabad
4 Aurangabad
Ans: 4
Q. Who had proposed party less democracy in India?
1 S.A. Dange
2 Jaya Prakash Narayan
3 Vinoba Bhave
4 Mahatma Gandhi
Ans: 2
Q. Normal human blood is -
1 Neutral
2 Acidic
3 Variable
4 Alkaline
Ans: 4
Q. Adult Filaria worms live in human-
1 Blood
2 Lymphatics
3 Liver
4 Intestine
Ans: 3
Q. The 'Theory of Natural Selection' was proposed by -
1 J.B.S. Haldane
2 C.R. Darwin
3 A.I. Oparin
4 G.J. Mandel
Ans: 2
Q. A pugilist is a -
1 Athlete
2 Weightlifter
3 Swimmer
4 Boxer
Ans: 4
Q. Regicide means -
1 Murder of a father
2 Murder of a brother
3 Murder of a King
4 Murder of a sister
Ans: 3
Q. The Planning Commission of India was established in the year
1 1950
2 1947
3 1952
4 1949
Ans: 1
Q. Green Revolution was started in
1 1970
2 1990
3 1960
4 1980
Ans: 3
Q. The term of the Finance Commission is
1 Five years
2 Ten years
3 Three years
4 Six years
Ans: 1
Q. Reserve Bank of India was nationalized in
1 1947
2 1948
3 1950
4 1949
Ans: 4
Q. Which one of the following methods is used to ascertain the public opinion on important legislation?
1 Recall
2 Initiative
3 Referendum
4 None of the above
Ans: 3
Q. The final authority to interpret our Constitution is the
1 President
2 Supreme Court
3 Prime Minister
4 Parliament
Ans: 2
Q. Seleucus Nicator was defeated by
1 Asoka
2 Bindusara
3 Chandragupta Maurya
4 Brihadratha
Ans: 3
Q. The striking feature of the Indus Valley Civilisation was
1 Mesolithic Civilisation
2 Urban Civilisation
3 Paleolithic Civilisation
4 Agrarian Civilisation
Ans: 2
Q. The famous Bhakti Saint who belonged to the royal family of Mewar was
1 Meerabai
2 Ramabai
3 Chaitanya
4 Andal
Ans: 1
Q. After Alexander's death the Eastern part of his empire came under
1 Kanishka
2 Menander
3 Rudradaman
4 Seleucus Nicator
Ans: 4
Q. The Thar Express goes to
1 Bangladesh
2 Pakistan
3 Afghanistan
4 Myanmar
Ans: 2
Q. The product used for manufacturing of Industrial alcohol is
1 Bagasse
2 Paper-pulp
3 Molasses
4 Khandasari
Ans: 3
Q. Guwahati is situated on the bank of the river
1 Brahmaputra
2 Teesta
3 Sone
4 Hooghly
Ans: 1
Q. Kanchenjunga is situated in
1 West Bengal
2 Nepal
3 Sikkim
4 Himachal Pradesh
Ans: 3

Q. With which set of the following countries has Arunachal Pradesh common border?
1 Bhutan, Bangladesh & China
2 Myanmar, Bangladesh & China
3 Bhutan, China & Myanmar
4 Bhutan, Bangladesh & Myanmar
Ans: 3
Q. The green colour of the leaves is due to the presence of
1 Lipids
2 Proteins
3 Carbohydrates
4 ChlorophyII
Ans: 4
Q. The edible part of an onion is
1 Fleshy leaves
2 Aerial stem
3 Aerial flower
4 Modified root
Ans: 1
Q. The normal body temperature of human beings is
1 96.4 degree F
2 97.4 degree F
3 98.4 degree F
4 99.4 degree F
Ans: 3
Q. Columba livia is the scientific name of
1 Snake
2 Pigeon
3 Shark
4 Rabbit
Ans: 2
Q. Bones are pneumatic in
1 Fishes
2 Reptiles
3 Birds
4 Amphibians
Ans: 3
Q. Name the process of production of energy in the Sun
1 Radioactivity
2 Nuclear fission
3 Ionization
4 Nuclear fusion
Ans: 4
Q. A spherical ball made of steel when dropped in mercury container will
1 sink in mercury
2 will be on the surface of mercury
3 will be partly immersed in mercury
4 will dissolve in mercury
Ans: 3
Q. The sounds having a frequency of 20 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz are known as
1 Ultrasonics
2 Audible sounds
3 Infrasonics
4 Megasonics
Ans: 2
Q. Eclipses occur due to which optical phenomena?
1 Reflection
2 Refraction
3 Rectilinear propagation
4 Diffraction
Ans: 3
Q. Which of the following produces highest amount of energy upon oxidation?
1 Glucose
2 Far
3 An alkane
4 Protein
Ans: 1
Q. Pure water is bad conductor of electricity because it is
1 not volatile
2 feebly ionized
3 a non-polar solvent
4 a very good solvent
Ans: 2
Q. Where is National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) located?
1 Bhavnagar
2 Chandigarh
3 Panaji
4 Pune
Ans: 4
Q. The metals commonly used for electroplating are
1 Gold, Sodium & Chromium
2 Chromium, Copper & Nickel
3 Nickel, Lead & Chromium
4 Gold, Sodium & Potassium
Ans: 2
Q. Which of the following in automobile exhaust can cause cancer?
1 Carbon monoxide
2 Oxides of nitrogen
3 Polyclinic hydrocarbons
4 Lead
Ans: 1
Q. Bleaching powder is used in drinking water as a/an
1 antibiotic
2 disinfectant
3 antiseptic
4 coagulant
Ans: 2
Q. Gamma rays have greatest similarity with
1 a-rays
2 b-rays
3 X-rays
4 U.V.rays
Ans: 3
Q. where are programs and data to be used by the computer available?
1 Output
2 Processing unit
3 Input
4 Storage
Ans: 4
Q. Who invented chloroform as anaesthetic?
1 Edward Jenner
2 James Simpson
3 Alexander Fleming
4 Christian Barnard
Ans: 2
Q. With which of the following was Satyajit Ray associated?
1 Direction of films
2 Classical music
3 Classical dance
4 Journalism
Ans: 1
Q. Census data related on July 15, 2011 reflects that 13.48 percent urban population lives in
1 Bihar
2 Uttar Pradesh
3 Rajasthan
4 Maharashtra
Ans: 4
Q. National Social Assistance Programme is aimed at providing
1 financial support to Scheduled Castes and scheduled Tribes
2 old age pension to very poor
3 insurance for the poor
4 all of the above
Ans: 4
Q. As per studies, the Tummalapalle mine in Andhra Pradesh could have Uranium reserve of
1 1 lakh tonnes
2 2 lakh tonnes
3 1.5 lakh tonnes
4 2.5 lakh tonnes
Ans: 3
Q. Which of the following is a famous Assamese festival?
1 Makar Sakranti
2 Yugadi
3 Onam
4 Rongali Bihu
Ans: 4
Q. The least populated State in India is
1 Sikkim
2 Arunachal Pradesh
3 Mizoram
4 Uttarakhand
Ans: 1
Q. Who among the following has written the book Joseph Anton?
1 Vikram Seth
2 V.S. Naipaul
3 Salman Rushdie
4 Amitav Ghosh
Ans: 3
Q. In which one of the following States is Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary located?
1 Kerala
2 Tamil Nadu
3 Andhra Pradesh
4 Karnataka
Ans: 4
Q. The city of Nashik is situated on the bank of which one of the following rivers?
1 Krishna
2 Mandovi
3 Godavari
4 Tapi
Ans: 3
Q. Who among the following was the Finance Minister of India in the Interim Government during 1946-47?
1 R.K. Shanmukham Chetty
2 John Mathai
3 Liaquat Ali Khan
4 Chintamanrao Deshmukh
Ans: 3
Q. Meghnad Saha is known for his contribution in which one of the following fields?
1 Physics
2 Medical Science
3 Environmental Science
4 History
Ans: 1
Q. Which one of the following is the softest?
1 Aluminium
2 Sodium
3 Lithium
4 Iron
Ans: 2
Q. Michael Phelps, who won the highest number of gold medals in Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012, broke the record of
1 Rebecca Adlington
2 Crocker
3 Grant Hackett
4 Mark Spitz
Ans: 4
Q. Federal Reserve is the financial organisation of the
1 Britain
2 USA
3 Japan
4 France
Ans: 2
Q. Who amongst the following is the author of the book Unaccustomed Earth?
1 Jhumpa Lahiri
2 Meera Nair
3 Salman Rushdie
4 Dalai Lama
Ans: 1
Q. Kiel Canal connects
1 Baltic Sea and North Sea
2 Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
3 Caribbean Sea and Pacific Sea
4 Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean
Ans: 1
Q. The Indian king who opposed Alexander was
1 Porus
2 Ambhi
3 Chandragupta
4 Dhanananda
Ans: 1
Q. Which state is called the 'Cradle of Buddhism?
1 Bihar
2 Uttar Pradesh
3 Madhya Pradesh
4 Sikkim
Ans: 4
Q. Which is not a feature of the American Constitution?
1 Written Constitution
2 Federation
3 Cabinet System
4 Republic
Ans: 3
Q. China recently objected the participation of an Indian company in its joint venture with another country for offshore oil exploration. which one among the following is that country?
1 Myanmar
2 South Korea
3 Vietnam
4 Taiwan
Ans: 3
Q. An African country, Sudan has been broken into two recently with formation of a new country named South Sudan. Economy of South Sudan will depend on its -
1 minerals
2 agricultural product
3 fishery product
4 forest product
Ans: 1
Q. 'Danger' - whose album is it?
1 M. Jackson
2 John Lenon
3 Paul Robson
4 Harry Belafonte
Ans: 1
Q. The nearest planet of the Sun is -
1 Mars
2 Saturn
3 Venus
4 Mercury
Ans: 4
Q. Who is the author of 'Abol Tabol'?
1 Sandip Ray
2 Satyajit Ray
3 Sukumar Ray
4 Upendrakishore Raychowdhuri
Ans: 3
Q. The number of medals won by Indian in the 2010 Commonwealth Games-
1 98
2 101
3 107
4 115
Ans: 2
Q. How many Fundamental Rights have been incorporated in the Constitution of India?
1 Seven
2 Four
3 Nine
4 Six
Ans: 4
Q. 'Desdemona' is a character of the drama -
1 The Tempest
2 King Lear
3 Othello, The Moor of Venice
4 Romeo and Juliet
Ans: 3
Q. Who was the last king of the Maurya dynasty?
1 Asoka
2 Brihadratha
3 Chandragupta II
4 Pushyamitra Sunga
Ans: 2
Q. The word 'Bergschurnd' is associated with the -
1 works of rivers
2 works of waves
3 works of winds
4 works of glaciers
Ans: 4
Q. How many Fundamental Duties have been incorporated in the Constitution of India?
1 Ten
2 Seven
3 Twelve
4 Five
Ans: 1
Q. Aphelion position of the earth occurs is -
1 January 3
2 July 4
3 September 23
4 March 21
Ans: 2

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