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Question Question: What is called as the "Roof of the World"?

  1. Indira Point
  2. Kanchenjunga
  3. Pamir Knot
  4. Indira Col
Answer: 3

Question Question: The illustrious names of Aryabhatta and Varahamihir are associated with the age of the

  1. Guptas
  2. Kushanas
  3. Mauryas
  4. Palas
Answer: 1

Question Question: Who generally acknowledged as the pioneer of local self government in modern India?

  1. Ripon
  2. Mayo
  3. Lytton
  4. Curzon
Answer: 1

Question Question: Which Article of the Constitution of India abolishes untouchability and forbids its practice in any form?

  1. Article 16
  2. Article 17
  3. Article 18
  4. Article 15
Answer: 2

Question Question: The idea of Pakistan was first conceived by

  1. Muhammad Iqbal
  2. M. A. Jinnah
  3. Shaukat Ali
  4. Aga Khan
Answer: 1

Question Question: Which of the following countries has introduced "Direct Democracy"?

  1. Russia
  2. India
  3. France
  4. Switzerland
Answer: 4

Question Question: Inflation occurs when aggregate supply is

  1. More that aggregate demand
  2. Less than aggregate demand
  3. Equal to aggregate demand
  4. None of the above
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which State has the lowest per capita income in India?

  1. Bihar
  2. Orissa
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Gujrat
Answer: 2

Question Question: In the budget figures of the Government of India, fiscal deficit is

  1. Total expenditure - total receipts
  2. Revenue expenditure - revenue receipts
  3. Capital expenditure - capital receipts + market borrowings
  4. Sum of budget deficit and Government's market borrowings and liabilities
Answer: 1

Question Question: The eighth Joint Economic Group dialogue between China and India was held in January 2010 in Beijing, China after a gap of

  1. two years
  2. three years
  3. four years
  4. five years
Answer: 3

Question Question: According to the recently released World Bank Report, the Chinese economy grew by the close of fourth quarter of 2009 at the rate of

  1. 9.7 percent
  2. 10.7 percent
  3. 10.8 percent
  4. 11 percent
Answer: 2

Question Question: As per the quality of life Index 2010, which was released worldwide in January 2010, the united States occupies the

  1. Second Place
  2. Third Place
  3. Fifth Place
  4. Seventh Place
Answer: 4

Question Question: The India-France deal for civil nuclear corporation, which came into force in January 2010, had been signed between the two countries in

  1. September 2008
  2. October 2008
  3. November 2008
  4. December 2008
Answer: 1

Question Question: Wodeyars were the ruler of

  1. Princely State of Mysore
  2. Princely State of Travancore
  3. Vijayanagaram
  4. None of these
Answer: 1

Question Question: "Black Pagoda" is in

  1. Egypt
  2. Srilanka
  3. Madurai
  4. Konark
Answer: 4

Question Question: The meeting of the Rajya Sabha are presided over by the

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Prime Minister
  4. Speaker
Answer: 2

Question Question: Lunar eclipse occurs on

  1. A new moon day
  2. A full moon day
  3. A half moon day
  4. both 1 and 2
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which of the following crops helps in nitrogen fixation?

  1. Rice
  2. Wheat
  3. Beans
  4. Maize
Answer: 3

Question Question: Detroit in the U. S. A. is known as the city of

  1. Motor Car
  2. Lights
  3. Aeroplanes
  4. Rockets
Answer: 1

Question Question: The term "Fourth Estate" refers to

  1. Backward States
  2. Judiciary
  3. Press
  4. Tea Estate
Answer: 3

Question Question: SAIL's plant in Karnataka is situated at

  1. Bangalore
  2. Bhadravati
  3. Belgaum
  4. Hubli
Answer: 2

Question Question: At which of the following place Rajiv Gandhi died of human bomb explosion?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Chennai
  3. Sriperumbudur
  4. Colombo
Answer: 3

Question Question: Who is not the Speaker of the Lok Sabha ever?

  1. Somnath Chatterjee
  2. P. A. Sangma
  3. Meira Kumar
  4. Sushma Swaraj
Answer: 4

Question Question: The Governor General associated with the abolition of slavery was

  1. Cornwallis
  2. Bentinck
  3. Dalhousie
  4. Rippon
Answer: 2

Question Question: The name of India's first carrier is

  1. INS Vikrant
  2. INS Nilgiri
  3. INS Kukri
  4. INS Himgiri
Answer: 1

Question Question: The general direct flow of summer monsoon in India is -

  1. From South to North
  2. From South West to South East
  3. From South East to South West
  4. From South West to North East
Answer: 2

Question Question: World No-Tobacco Day is observed on -

  1. May 25
  2. May 31
  3. May28
  4. May 24
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which one of the following ecosystems covers the largest area of the earth's surface?

  1. Desert Ecosystem
  2. Grassland Ecosystem
  3. Mountain Ecosystem
  4. Marine Ecosystem
Answer: 4

Question Question: With which game is the Double Fault associated?

  1. Lawn Tennis
  2. Football
  3. Cricket
  4. Hockey
Answer: 2

Question Question: Where is the oldest oil refinery in India located?

  1. Digboi
  2. Cochin
  3. Mathura
  4. Guwahati
Answer: 1

Question Question: The Siwaliks stretch between -

  1. Indus and Sutlaj
  2. Potwar basin and Teesta
  3. Sutlaj and Kali
  4. None of these
Answer: 2

Question Question: Thalassaemia is a hereditary disease affecting -

  1. Blood
  2. Lungs
  3. Heart
  4. Kidney
Answer: 1

Question Question: Polythene is industrially prepared by the polymerization of -

  1. Methane
  2. Styrene
  3. Acetylene
  4. Ethylene
Answer: 4

Question Question: In cricket the length of pitch between the two wickets is -

  1. 24 yards
  2. 23 yards
  3. 22 yards
  4. 21 yards
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which one of the following is not the official language of the United Nations Organisation?

  1. Arabic
  2. Chinese
  3. Portuguese
  4. Spanish
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which countries are separated by Mac Mohan Line?

  1. India and Pakistan
  2. China and Tibet
  3. India and China
  4. India and Bangladesh
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which one of the following is a water soluble vitamin?

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Vitamin K
Answer: 2

Question Question: Among the following who was the Speaker in two Lok Sabhas?

  1. Rabi Ray
  2. Shivraj Patil
  3. P. A. Sangma
  4. G. M. C Balyogi
Answer: 4

Question Question: 'Lakshya' which is part of Indian Defence System is

  1. Surface of air missile
  2. Missile Firing Submarine
  3. multi Barrel rocket System
  4. Pilotless target aircraft
Answer: 4

Question Question: Which one of the following states has only one representatives each in Lok Sabha?

  1. Manipur, Meghalaya
  2. Himachal Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir
  3. Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura
  4. Mizoram and Nagaland
Answer: 4

Question Question: Who among the following is known as the guardian of the Public Purse in India?

  1. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  2. The President
  3. The Minister of Finance
  4. The parliament
Answer: 1

Question Question: Biological Oxygen demand (BOD) is used as a standard measure of

  1. Oxygen level in forest System
  2. Oxygen level in animals
  3. Oxygen level in water system
  4. Oxygen level in atmosphere
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following Crops is of Kharif Season?

  1. Soyabean
  2. Linseed
  3. lentil
  4. Mustard
Answer: 1

Question Question: Fruit most suitable for making jelly is

  1. Papaya
  2. Karunda
  3. Mango
  4. Banana
Answer: 3

Question Question: Who was the first chief Justice of Supreme court of Calcutta?

  1. Hyde
  2. Elijah Impey
  3. Lemaistre
  4. Monson
Answer: 2

Question Question: By which of the following Acts were the Commercial Rights of East India Company Abolished?

  1. Regulating Act of 1773
  2. Charter Act of 1813
  3. Charter Act of 1833
  4. Charter Act of 1853
Answer: 3

Question Question: Who Was the founder of All India Muslim League?

  1. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
  2. Nawab Saleem Ullah Khan
  3. Liyaqat Ali Khan
  4. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
Answer: 2

Question Question: Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant obtains its iron ore from the mines of

  1. Bababudan
  2. Bailadila
  3. Dalli-Rajhra
  4. Gurumahisaini
Answer: 1

Question Question: The First Finance Commission was constituted in the year

  1. 1956
  2. 1953
  3. 1952
  4. 1951
Answer: 4

Question Question: Which one of the following Settlements comprised Zamindar as middleman to collect the land revenue?

  1. Mahalwari Settlement
  2. Ryotwari Settlement
  3. Permanent Settlement
  4. None of the above
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following was the court language during the reign of Akbar?

  1. Hindi
  2. Urdu
  3. Persian
  4. Arabic
Answer: 3

Question Question: What were the districts called in the Vijaynagar empire?

  1. Nadu
  2. Khurram
  3. Kottam
  4. Janpad
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which was the first National News Agency of India?

  1. The Indian Review
  2. The Free Press of India
  3. The Associated Press of India
  4. None of the above
Answer: 3

Question Question: The depiction of the stones of the previous lives of Gautama Buddha was first done in the art of

  1. Sarnath Pillar of Asoka
  2. Bharhut Stupa
  3. Ajanta Caves
  4. Eilora Caves
Answer: 2

Question Question: The British Parliament can do everything except make a woman a man and a woman a man?To whom is this statement ascribed?

  1. Dicey
  2. Hegal
  3. De Lolme
  4. none of above
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following states did not come into being in 1987?

  1. Mizoram
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Goa
  4. Manipur
Answer: 4

Question Question: The number of Zonal Councils in India is

  1. Five
  2. Four
  3. Seven
  4. Eight
Answer: 1

Question Question: National Commission for Back ward Classes was established in

  1. 1994
  2. 1993
  3. 1995
  4. 1999
Answer: 2

Question Question: Indravati Hydroelectric Project is the multipurpose projet of

  1. Maharashtra state
  2. Gujarat state
  3. Orissa State
  4. Tamil Nadu state
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which sector contributes the maximum share in National income of India?

  1. Primary
  2. Secondary
  3. Tertiary
  4. All the above have equal share
Answer: 3

Question Question: Shankarlal Guru committee was associated With

  1. Agricultural Marketing
  2. Agricultural production
  3. Public Distribution System
  4. None of above
Answer: 1

Question Question: IMF is the result of

  1. Hawana Conference
  2. Rome Conference
  3. Brettonwood Conference
  4. Geneva Conference
Answer: 3

Question Question: The Difference between Gross Domestic product and Net Domestic product is

  1. Government Revenue
  2. Net Indirect Tax (Indirect Tax Subsidy)
  3. Consumption of fixed Capital
  4. Net Capital Formation
Answer: 4

Question Question: First share market in India was established in

  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Kolkata
  4. chennai
Answer: 2

Question Question: The acronym STD written on Telephone booth stands for

  1. Straight Telephone Dial
  2. Switch Telephone Dial
  3. Subscriber Telephone Dialing
  4. Save Telephone Dialing
Answer: 3

Question Question: India has signed a landamrk deal for sale of Dhruv Advance Light Helicopters (ALHs) with

  1. Venezuela
  2. Peru
  3. Ecuador
  4. Chile
Answer: 3

Question Question: Humidity is measured by which of the following instrument?

  1. Barometer
  2. Thermometer
  3. Hygrometer
  4. Hydrometer
Answer: 3

Question Question: Rabindranath Tagore was awarded Noble Prize for his literary work named

  1. Geetanjali
  2. Rajtarangini
  3. Chokher Bali
  4. Kapal Kundala
Answer: 1

Question Question: Which of the following department of Indian Government takes care of education of children with physical disabilities?

  1. Ministry of Welfare
  2. Ministry of Sports
  3. Ministry of HRD
  4. Ministry of Rural Development
Answer: 1

Question Question: Amrita Pritam's work "A Revenue Stamp" is

  1. A book of stories
  2. A novel
  3. A biography
  4. An autobiography
Answer: 4

Question Question: "Nadi Ke Dweep" is the creation of

  1. Nirmala Verma
  2. Krishna Sobit
  3. Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh
  4. Sachidananda Heeranand Vatsyayan Agyeya
Answer: 4

Question Question: The poetic work "Rashmirathi" was written by

  1. Maithilisharan Gupt
  2. Mahadevi Verma
  3. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
  4. Surya Kant Tripathi Nirala
Answer: 3

Question Question: "Operation Black Board" refers to providing schools with

  1. Enough number of black boards
  2. New type of black boards
  3. Training for using new type of black boards
  4. All essential learning materials.
Answer: 4

Question Question: Transistors used in electronic equipments are mostly made of

  1. Silver
  2. Copper
  3. Silicon
  4. Carbon
Answer: 3

Question Question: The disease diphtheria affects

  1. Lungs
  2. Intestine
  3. Throat
  4. Body joints
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following is the brightest planet as seen from the earth?

  1. Mercury
  2. Uranus
  3. Venus
  4. Mars
Answer: 3

Question Question: The Harry Potter series is written by

  1. K K Rowling
  2. K J Rowling
  3. J K Rowling
  4. A K Rowling
Answer: 3

Question Question: The most common communicable disease is

  1. Influenza
  2. Typhoid
  3. Cholera
  4. Polio
Answer: 1

Question Question: Among the following, the richest source of protein is

  1. Ground Nut
  2. Rice
  3. Potato
  4. Apple
Answer: 1

Question Question: Taoism is a school of

  1. Chinese philosophy
  2. Japanese philosophy
  3. Buddhist philosophy
  4. Sri Lankan philosophy
Answer: 1

Question Question: Hydrogen is used instead of Helium to fill balloons for meteorology because

  1. of its low density
  2. It is not very reactive under normal conditions
  3. It is almost insoluble in water
  4. It can be prepared easily
Answer: 1

Question Question: The most abundant element in the earth's crust is

  1. Silicon
  2. Aluminium
  3. Nitrogen
  4. Oxygen
Answer: 4

Question Question: Stainless steel is an example of

  1. A metallic compound
  2. A homogeneous mixture
  3. A heterogeneous mixture
  4. An inorganic compound
Answer: 1

Question Question: The Non-Cooperation Movement was ultimately withdrawn by Mahatma Gandhi

  1. On the directions of the Party
  2. On account of amicable settlement with the British
  3. On account of violent incidents at Chauri-Chaura
  4. On account of excessive repression by the Government
Answer: 3

Question Question: The Preamble of the Constitution after 42nd amendment declares India

  1. Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic
  2. Sovereign Democratic Republic
  3. Federal Democratic Republic
  4. Federal Socialist Democratic Republic
Answer: 1

Question Question: The International Date Line is the

  1. Equator
  2. 0 Longitude
  3. 88 East Longitude
  4. 180 Longitude
Answer: 4

Question Question: The real executive power under a Parliamentary Government rests with

  1. The Parliament
  2. The King
  3. The Council of Ministers
  4. The Civil Servants
Answer: 3

Question Question: Who among the following was the first Maratha Ruler to get legal recognition from the Mughals?

  1. Sahuji
  2. Shivaji
  3. Balaji Baji Rao
  4. Sambhaji
Answer: 1

Question Question: The average solar day is approximately

  1. 24 hrs
  2. 24 hrs 15 minutes
  3. 24 hrs 52 minutes
  4. 24 hrs 15 Second
Answer: 1

Question Question: The constellation Sapta-Rishi is known to westerns as the

  1. Seven Monks
  2. Alpha Centauri
  3. Big Dipper
  4. Small Bear
Answer: 3

Question Question: One kilobyte is equal to

  1. 1000 bytes
  2. 1024 bytes
  3. 100 bytes
  4. 1023 bytes
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which of the following is a cellulose fiber?

  1. Cotton
  2. Wool
  3. Rayon
  4. Polyester
Answer: 1

Question Question: Which of the following is not an example of Operating System?

  1. Windows 98
  2. BSD Unix
  3. Microsoft Office XP
  4. Red Hat Linux
Answer: 3

Question Question: Which of the following vitamins helps in the absorption of calcium?

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Vitamin B
  3. Vitamin C
  4. Vitamin D
Answer: 4

Question Question: Dengue fever is spread by

  1. Aedes aegypti mosquito
  2. Common House flies
  3. Anophilies mosquito
  4. Rodent like rats and squirrels
Answer: 1

Question Question: Which of the following is not a fundamental right of the Indian citizens?

  1. Right to property
  2. Right to freedom of expression
  3. Right to vote
  4. Right to remain silence
Answer: 1

Question Question: Which supercomputer is developed by the Indian Scientists?

  1. Param
  2. Super 301
  3. Compaq Presario
  4. CRAY YMP
Answer: 1

Question Question: Genome is the key to tomorrow's medical practices because

  1. It unleashes an information revolution
  2. It provides a new outlook into medicine
  3. It is a new way of making drugs
  4. It can enable customized medicines.
Answer: 2

Question Question: Which of the following is not a missile tested in Indian Missile Programme?

  1. Agni
  2. Trishul
  3. Prithvi
  4. Arjun
Answer: 4

Question Question: Mahatma Gandhi started his struggle against apartheid in

  1. Natal
  2. Transvaal
  3. Johannesberg
  4. Champaran
Answer: 1