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Question Question: Which of the following is not the recommendation made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources?

  1. Chalking out an innovative and dynamic strategy to enable states to adopt the Model Ground Water Bill
  2. Reviewing the National Water Policy 2002 in view of looming thereat of climate change
  3. Focusing on conservation of water minimizing wastage and equal distribution of water
  4. To reject draft national Water Mission
Answer: 4

Question Question: Which city is famous for oranges?

  1. Ratnagiri
  2. Darjeeling
  3. Nagpur
  4. Lucknow
Answer: 3

Question Question: How may squares are there in a Chess Board?

  1. 36
  2. 48
  3. 64
  4. 72
Answer: 3

Question Question: Yakshagan is the famous dance form of the State of

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Orissa
  3. Karnataka
  4. Tamil Nadu
Answer: 3

Question Question: Who is the first Indian Field Marshal?

  1. K. M. Kariappa
  2. S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
  3. K. Sunderji
  4. None of those
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which is the capital of Manipur?

  1. Dispur
  2. Imphal
  3. Agartala
  4. None of these
Answer: 2

Question Question: IC chips used in computers are usually made of

  1. Lead
  2. Silicon
  3. Chromium
  4. Gold
Answer: 2

Question Question: The "stones" formed in human kidney consist mostly of

  1. Calcium oxalate
  2. Magnesium sulphate
  3. Sodium chloride
  4. Sodium phosphate
Answer: 3

Question Question: "City of Golden Gates" is

  1. Hawan
  2. San Francisco
  3. London
  4. Paris
Answer: 2

Question Question: The study which deals with secret writing is known as

  1. Cryptography
  2. Secretology
  3. Cytography
  4. Cryptology
Answer: 4

Question Question: The term Grand Slam is associated with

  1. Billiards
  2. Chess
  3. Cricket
  4. Bridge & Tennis
Answer: 4

Question Question: The oceans cover -------- of the surface of the earth

  1. 71%
  2. 60%
  3. 81%
  4. 90%
Answer: 1

Question Question: "James Bond" is a character created by

  1. Ian Fleming
  2. Perry Masion
  3. Agatha Christie
  4. Wode House
Answer: 1

Question Question: Acupuncture is widely practised in

  1. India
  2. America
  3. China
  4. Germany
Answer: 3

Question Question: The term 16 yards hit is associated with

  1. Polo
  2. Hockey
  3. Baseball
  4. Badminton
Answer: 2

Question Question: Largest river in the world is

  1. Nile
  2. Brahmaputra
  3. Amazon
  4. Mississippi
Answer: 3

Question Question: Lines on a map, where pressures are equal, are called

  1. Longitudes
  2. Latitudes
  3. Isobars
  4. Isotopes
Answer: 1

Question Question: All revenues received and loans raised by the Union Government go into

  1. Public Accounts of India
  2. Consolidated Fund of India
  3. Contingency Fund of India
  4. None of these
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which of the following cities of India is called the "Silicon Valley of India"?

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Bangalore
  3. Mumbai
  4. Chennai
Answer: 2

Question Question: The role of chlorophyll in photosynthesis is

  1. Absorption of water
  2. Absorption of light
  3. Absorption of Co2
  4. None of these
Answer: 2

Question Question: Herbicides are chemicals which control

  1. Fungi
  2. Weeds
  3. Nematodes
  4. Insects
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which one of the following ensures personal freedom?

  1. Mandamus
  2. Habeas Corpus
  3. Quo Warranto
  4. None of These
Answer: 2

Question Question: The first Europeans to start trade relations with India were the

  1. Portuguese
  2. British
  3. French
  4. Dutch
Answer: 4

Question Question: Process of breeding fish in ponds and artificial reservoirs is known as

  1. Aquaculture
  2. Fishing
  3. Apiculture
  4. Pisciculture
Answer: 4

Question Question: Why does diamond shine at night?

  1. Diamonds are radioactive so there are radiations
  2. On account of high refractive index, the rays of light get internally reflected
  3. Diamonds shine because they have some amount of radium in the
  4. Diamond shines because it has tetrahedral molecular structure
Answer: 4

Question Question: The International Court of Justice has

  1. 10 judges
  2. 15 judges
  3. 20 judges
  4. 25 judges
Answer: 2

Question Question: The Paralympic Games 2008 were held in

  1. Tokyo
  2. Madrid
  3. Stockholm
  4. Beijing
Answer: 4

Question Question: Non-conventional source of energy best suited for India is

  1. Solar energy
  2. Wind energy
  3. Tidal wave energy
  4. Nuclear energy
Answer: 1

Question Question: What is meat by myopia?

  1. Long-sightedness
  2. Short-sightedness
  3. Colour blindness
  4. Night blindness
Answer: 2

Question Question: Communal electorate in India was introduced through which of the following acts?

  1. 1909
  2. 1919
  3. 1935
  4. None of these
Answer: 1

Question Question: Rowlatt Act was passed in the year

  1. 1917
  2. 1919
  3. 1921
  4. 1923
Answer: 2

Question Question: 4th July, 1776 is important in world history because

  1. Battle of Plassey started
  2. Sea route to India was discovered
  3. English King Charles II was executed
  4. American congress adopted the Declaration of Independence
Answer: 4

Question Question: Which of the following pairs is correct?

  1. Ashvaghosa - Vikramaditya
  2. Banabhatta - Harshvardhan
  3. Harisena - Kanishka
  4. Kalidasa - Samudragupta
Answer: 2

Question Question: The sea route to India was discovered by the

  1. Dutch
  2. English
  3. Portuguese
  4. French
Answer: 3

Question Question: Sir Charles Wood's Despatch of 1854 dealt with

  1. Administrative reforms
  2. Social reforms
  3. Economic reforms
  4. Educational reforms
Answer: 4

Question Question: The name of Lord Cornwallis is associated with the

  1. Dual government
  2. Maratha wars
  3. System of subsidiary
  4. Permanent settlement
Answer: 4

Question Question: Which was the first among the following?

  1. Doctrine of Lapse
  2. Subsidiary Alliance
  3. Permanent Settlement
  4. Double Government
Answer: 4

Question Question: Babur entered India for the first time from the west through

  1. Kashmir
  2. Sind
  3. Punjab
  4. Rajasthan
Answer: 2

Question Question: "The Vedas contain all the truth" was interpreted by

  1. Swami Vivekanand
  2. Swami Dayanand
  3. Swami Shraddhanand
  4. S.Radhakrishnan
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which of the following battles changed the destiny of a Mughal ruler of India?

  1. Haldighati
  2. Panipat II
  3. Khanua
  4. Chusa
Answer: 2

Question Question: Who founded the philosophy of Pustimarga?

  1. Chaitanya
  2. Nanak
  3. Surdas
  4. Ballabhacharya
Answer: 4

Question Question: The main contribution of the Chola dynasty in the field of administration lies in

  1. Systematic provincial administration
  2. A well planned revenue system
  3. A well organised central government
  4. An organised local self government
Answer: 4

Question Question: The black hole theory was discovered by

  1. S. Chandrashekhar
  2. Har Gobind Khorana
  3. C. V. Raman
  4. S. Ramanujan
Answer: 1

Question Question: Of the total water on the earth, fresh water reserves constitute approximately

  1. 4.5%
  2. 2.7%
  3. 1.2%
  4. 5.8%
Answer: 2

Question Question: The magnetic effect of electric current was first observed by

  1. Henry
  2. Oersted
  3. Faraday
  4. Volta
Answer: 2

Question Question: The percentage of glucose present in the normal urine is

  1. 0.1%
  2. 2%
  3. 9.5%
  4. 0%
Answer: 1

Question Question: Jahangiri Mahal is located in

  1. Delhi
  2. Fatehpur Sikri
  3. Agra Fort
  4. Sikandara
Answer: 3

Question Question: Both Mahavira and Buddha preached during the reign of

  1. Ajatashatru
  2. Bimbisara
  3. Nandivardhan
  4. Uday
Answer: 2

Question Question: Who were the immediate successors of the Imperial Mauryas in Magadha?

  1. Kushanas
  2. Pandyas
  3. Satvahanas
  4. Sungas
Answer: 4

Question Question: Who among the following was a leading exponent of Gandhian thoughts?

  1. J. L. Nehru
  2. M. N. Roy
  3. Vinoba Bhave
  4. Jayaprakash Narayan
Answer: 3

Question Question: The main external threat to the Sultanate of Delhi was posed by the

  1. Mughals
  2. Afghans
  3. Iranians
  4. None of these
Answer: 4

Question Question: Who founded the Hindu Shahi dynasty of Punjab?

  1. Vasumitra
  2. Kallar
  3. Jayapala
  4. Mahipala
Answer: 3

Question Question: Gupta empire declined in the fifth century A.D. as a consequence of

  1. Chalukya raids
  2. Greek invasion
  3. Hun invasion
  4. Pallava raids
Answer: 3

Question Question: Who wrote Mitakshara, a book on Hindu law?

  1. Nayachandra
  2. Amoghvarsa
  3. Vijnaneswara
  4. Kumban
Answer: 3

Question Question: What is the correct chronological order of the dynasties in which they invaded India? 1. Huns 2. Kushanas 3. Aryans 4. Greeks

  1. 4, 3, 2, 1
  2. 3, 4, 2, 1
  3. 4, 2, 3, 1
  4. 3, 4, 1, 2
Answer: 2

Question Question: The Political and cultural centre of the Pandyas was

  1. Vengi
  2. Madurai
  3. Kanchipuram
  4. Mahabalipuram
Answer: 3

Question Question: The first discourse of Buddha in Sarnath is called

  1. Mahabhiniskraman
  2. Mahaparinirvana
  3. Mahamastakabhisheka
  4. Dharmachakrapravartan
Answer: 4

Question Question: The first telegraph line between Calcutta and Agra was opened in

  1. 1852
  2. 1853
  3. 1854
  4. 1855
Answer: 2

Question Question: The relics of Indus Valley Civilisation indicates that the main occupation of the people was

  1. Agriculture
  2. Cattle rearing
  3. Commerce
  4. Hunting
Answer: 3

Question Question: Marish traveller, Ibn Batutah, came to India during the time of

  1. Ala-ud-din Khilji
  2. Firuz Shah Tughlaq
  3. Balban
  4. Muhammed bin Tughlaq
Answer: 4

Question Question: Ahilyabai was the queen of

  1. Gwalior
  2. Malwa
  3. Jaipur
  4. Bijapur
Answer: 1

Question Question: The ancient name of Bengal was

  1. Kamrupa
  2. Vasta
  3. Gauda
  4. Vallabhi
Answer: 3

Question Question: Protective foods in our diet are

  1. Fats and vitamins
  2. Carbohydrates and minerals
  3. Vitamins and minerals
  4. Proteins and carbohydrates
Answer: 4

Question Question: A light sensitive compound used in photography is

  1. Silver chloride
  2. Silver sulphide
  3. Silver bromide
  4. Silver oxide
Answer: 3

Question Question: The function of hemoglobin in the body is

  1. Transport of oxygen
  2. Destruction of bacteria
  3. Prevention of anemia
  4. Utilisation of iron
Answer: 1

Question Question: Which of the following types of clothes is manufactured by using petroleum products?

  1. Rayon Silk
  2. Terelyne
  3. Nylon
  4. Cotton
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matched?

  1. Encephalitis - Brain
  2. Colitis - Colon
  3. Hepatitis - Liver
  4. Jaundice - Throat
Answer: 4

Question Question: Which of the following is the latest Tank?

  1. Akash
  2. Pritvi
  3. Arjun
  4. Bhim
Answer: 3

Question Question: As per census 2001, which of the following States has the lowest density of population?

  1. Manipur
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Nagaland
  4. Mizoram
Answer: 4

Question Question: The Chilka Lake region lies in between the deltas of

  1. Ganga & Mahanadi
  2. Godavari & Krishna
  3. Mahanadi & Godavari
  4. Krishna & Kaveri
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following prizes is given by the UNESCO?

  1. Magsaysay Award
  2. Kalinga Prize
  3. Booker Prize
  4. Pulitzer Prize
Answer: 2

Question Question: The first electric railway was opened in

  1. 1853
  2. 1885
  3. 1905
  4. 1925
Answer: 4

Question Question: Which among the following is the most common element in the earth's crust?

  1. Hydrogen
  2. Oxygen
  3. Magnesium
  4. Aluminium
Answer: 2

Question Question: U Thant Award is given for

  1. Contribution to east-est understanding
  2. Community leadership
  3. Social service
  4. Journalism
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following is correctly matched?

  1. Gulbarga - Karnataka
  2. Midnapur - Gujarat
  3. Wardha - Madhya Pradesh
  4. Cochin - Tamil Nadu
Answer: 1

Question Question: The State in India having dry season for only 3 to 4 months every year is

  1. West Bengal
  2. Kerala
  3. Mizoram
  4. Himachal Prades
Answer: 3

Question Question: Who among the following were popularly known as Red Shirts?

  1. Congress Socialists
  2. Members of Azad Hind Fauj
  3. Khudai Khidmatgars
  4. People led by Rami Gaidinliu
Answer: 3

Question Question: The Barrah dacoity was the first major venture of the revolutionary terrorists of the freedom movement in

  1. The Madras Presidency
  2. Punjab
  3. Bomay-Karnataka
  4. East Bengal
Answer: 4

Question Question: During the period of Renaissance, the new style of architecture first developed in

  1. Italy
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Germany
Answer: 1

Question Question: Who among the following was the Constitutional adviser to the Constituent Assembly of India?

  1. M. C. Setalvad
  2. K. M. Munshi
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. B. N. Rau
Answer: 4

Question Question: A common High Court for two or more states and/or Union Territories may be established by the

  1. President
  2. Parliament by making law
  3. Governor of State
  4. Chief Justice of India
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which of the following writs may be issued to enforce a Fundamental Right?

  1. Habeas Corpus
  2. Mandamus
  3. Prohibition
  4. Certiorari
Answer: 1

Question Question: Srinagar is situated on the bank of the river

  1. Ravi
  2. Sutlej
  3. Jhelum
  4. Chenab
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following rivers does not form any delta at its mouth?

  1. Cauvery
  2. Mahanadi
  3. Gadavari
  4. Tapti
Answer: 4

Question Question: The canal joining Baltic Sea to North Sea is

  1. Kiel Canal
  2. Suez Canal
  3. Panama Canal
  4. None of these
Answer: 1

Question Question: Which of the following pairs is correct?

  1. Bonn - Danube
  2. Baghdad - Tigris
  3. Rome - Seine
  4. Paris - Tiber
Answer: 2

Question Question: High pressure subtropical calm belts known as `Horse Latitudes' lies between

  1. 0 and 15
  2. 20 and 25
  3. 30 and 35
  4. None of these
Answer: 3

Question Question: On 22nd December, which of the following places has the largest day and shortest night?

  1. Melbourne
  2. Moscow
  3. Madrid
  4. Madras
Answer: 1

Question Question: 'Abhinav Bharat' was orgonised by

  1. Bhai Parmanand
  2. Khudiram Bose
  3. Vir Savarkar
  4. None of these
Answer: 3

Question Question: In 2010, China became the third country in the world to possess an anti satellite weapon system. The other two countries are

  1. Germany and Russia
  2. France and the USA
  3. The USA and Germany
  4. The USA and Russia
Answer: 4

Question Question: Which organisation collects data for the unorganised sector?

  1. NSSO
  2. CSO
  3. ASI
  4. RBI
Answer: 1

Question Question: Blue Revolution is related to

  1. fish production
  2. milk production
  3. oil production
  4. food production
Answer: 1

Question Question: Who was the first Test centurion in Indian Cricket?

  1. Vinu Mankad
  2. C. K. Naidu
  3. Lala Amarnath
  4. Pankaj Roy
Answer: 3

Question Question: From which of the following Upanishads the words "Satyameva Jayate" inscribed in Devanagari Script below the abacus of the State Emblem are?

  1. Prashna
  2. Mundaka
  3. Mandukya
  4. Ishavasya
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which country of the following has the largest Muslim population?

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Indonesia
  4. Saudi Arabia
Answer: 3

Question Question: The confluence of the river Alkananda and Bhagirathi is known as

  1. Rudraprayag
  2. Devaprayag
  3. Haridwar
  4. Kedarnath
Answer: 2

Question Question: Who is the author of the book "The Argumentative Indian"?

  1. V. S. Naipaul
  2. Vikram Seth
  3. Sashi Tharoor
  4. Amartya Sen
Answer: 4

Question Question: Who is the Chief Law Officer of the Government of India?

  1. The Chief Justice of India
  2. The Registrar of the Supreme Court
  3. The Law Minister of India
  4. The Attorney General of India
Answer: 4

Question Question: The sphere of living matter together with water, air and soil on the surface of the earth is known as

  1. Lithosphere
  2. Biosphere
  3. Hydrosphere
  4. Atmosphere
Answer: 2

Question Question: Where is Nathpa Jhakri Power Project located?

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Andhra Pradesh
Answer: 3