General Knowledge


Arrange the following features formed by rivers in its course starting from upstream:

  1. Meanders
  2. Falls
  3. Delta
  4. Oxbow Lake

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1-4-2-3
  2. 2-1-4-3
  3. 1-2-3-4
  4. 2-1-3-4


The Kashmir region receives additional amount of precipitation during the winter brought by

  1. South-west Monsoon
  2. Western Disturbances
  3. Retreating Monsoon
  4. Temperate Cyclone

Minerals Industries

Which part of India has the Kalakot tertiary coal field?

  1. Brahmaputra river basin of Assam
  2. Damodar river basin of Jharkhand and West Bengal
  3. Himalayan mountain region
  4. Cardamom hills in Kerala


Who among the following can attend the meetings of both Houses of Parliament while not being a member of either House?

  1. The Solicitor General of India
  2. The Vice-President of India
  3. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  4. The Attorney General of India

Medieval History

Who among the following was the founder of the Avadh Kingdom in the 18th century?

  1. Murshid Quli Khan
  2. Saadat Khan
  3. Alivardi Khan
  4. Sarfaraz Khan

Modern History

Who among the following was the founder of the Young Bengal Movement?

  1. Henry Vivian Derozio
  2. David Hare
  3. Dwarkanath Tagore
  4. Prasanna Kumar Tagore

Minerals Industries

Koradi Thermal Power Station is located in

  1. Nagpur
  2. Raipur
  3. Mumbai
  4. Secunderabad

World GK Current GK

Which one of the following is the theme of the International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day) 2017?

  1. The Heritage of Sport
  2. Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism
  3. Past and Present Heritage
  4. Heritage and Science

Current GK

SAMPADA scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of

  1. Finance
  2. Housing and Urban Affairs
  3. Food Processing Industries
  4. Earth Sciences

World Geography

The shortest day length that occurs in the Northern hemisphere is on

  1. 21st March
  2. 23rd September
  3. 22nd November
  4. 22nd December


In India, maximum amount of rainfall is received from

  1. Western Disturbances
  2. North-east Monsoon
  3. South-west Monsoon
  4. Retreating Monsoon


Which set of the following biosphere reserves in India is included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves?

  1. Gulf of Mannar, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Simlipal
  2. Gulf of Mannar, Kanchanjunga, Nokrek and Seshachalam
  3. Nilgiri, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Panna
  4. Nilgiri, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Seshachalam

National Movement

Consider the following movements:

  1. Moplah Rebellion
  2. Bardoli Satyagraha
  3. Champaran Satyagraha
  4. Salt Satyagraha

Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above in ascending order?

  1. 1-3-4-2
  2. 3-1-2-4
  3. 2-3-1-4
  4. 4-2-1-3

Current GK

According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2017 released by the World Economic Forum, among the 136 economies across the world, India ranked

  1. 50th
  2. 40th
  3. 30th
  4. 20th

World GK Current GK

Which one of the following is the theme of the World Health Day, 2017 celebrated by the World Health Organization?

  1. Diabetes
  2. Food Safety
  3. Depression: Let's Talk
  4. Ageing and Health

Current GK

Which one of the following Ministries has launched a new programme on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) to foster and promote R&D?

  1. Ministry of Earth Sciences
  2. Ministry of Science and Technology
  3. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  4. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Ancient History

Ashoka's connection with Buddhism is evident from which one of the following edicts?

  1. Major Rock Edict 13
  2. Rock Edict 6
  3. Minor Rock Edict 1
  4. Pillar Edict 4

National Movement

The Cabinet Mission Plan for India envisaged a

  1. Federation
  2. Confederation
  3. Unitary form of Government
  4. Union of States

Organisations & Policies

The creation of the institution of Lokpal was first recommended by

  1. Law Commission
  2. Santhanam Committee
  3. Shah Commission
  4. Administrative Reforms Commission

Physical Features

Sunrise in eastern Arunachal Pradesh would be about how many hours before the sunrise in western Gujarat?\

  1. One hour
  2. Two hours
  3. Three hours
  4. Four hours

Indian States

Which one of the following States in India has the longest coastline?

  1. Odisha
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Karnataka
  4. West Bengal

Indian States

Which one of the following States in India has the largest area under forest cover?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Andhra Pradesh

World Geography

Which one of the following is not an igneous rock?

  1. Gabbro
  2. Granite
  3. Dolomite
  4. Basalt

World Geography

The Coriolis effect is the result of

  1. Pressure gradient
  2. Earth’s axis of inclination
  3. Earth’s rotation
  4. Earth’s revolution

World Geography

Where is Mekong Delta located?

  1. Thailand
  2. Cambodia
  3. Myanmar
  4. Vietnam


Which one of the following pairs of rivers and tributaries is not correctly matched?

  1. Godavari : Indravati
  2. Ganga : Penganga
  3. Krishna : Bhima
  4. Luni : Sukri


Consider the following characteristics of a tropical cyclone:

  1. A warm sea temperature of > 26 Degree Celcius
  2. High relative humidity of atmosphere at a height of > 700 m
  3. Atmospheric instability

The above mentioned characteristics are associated with which one of the following cycles of its development?

  1. Formulation and initial stage
  2. Modification stage
  3. Full maturity
  4. Decay

Ancient History

In the Mesopotamian records, which one of the following terms was used for the Indus Valley (Harappans)?

  1. Dilmun
  2. Meluha
  3. Magan
  4. Failaka

World Geography

The Aral Sea is situated between

  1. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
  2. Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
  3. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
  4. Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

World GK

Which one of the following countries was not a signatory to the SAARC Charter signed on December 1985?

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Pakistan
  4. Maldives

Current GK Sports GK

Which one of the following is the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

  1. Zabivaka
  2. Fuleco
  3. Zakumi
  4. Footix

Current GK Sports GK

Which one of the following countries was defeated by the Indian Women's hockey team in the final match, to lift the Asian Champions Trophy 2016?

  1. Japan
  2. Pakistan
  3. Bangladesh
  4. China

Minerals Industries

Which one among the following is the oldest nuclear power plant in India?

  1. Kaiga
  2. Tarapur
  3. Kundankulam
  4. Kakrapar

Physical Features

The volcanic island 'Barren Island' is located in

  1. Chile
  2. India
  3. Italy
  4. Iceland

Ancient History

In ancient India, Mehrgarh was a

  1. neolithic site in the Bolan Valley
  2. graveyard of the Delhi Sultans
  3. kingdom in the Deccan area
  4. fort in Rajasthan

Ancient History

In which one of the following edicts is the name 'Ashoka' inscribed?

  1. Shahbazgarhi major rock edict
  2. Minor rock edict - I at Maski
  3. Dhauli major rock edict
  4. Kandahar pillar edict


The provision for a Uniform Civil Code exists in which of the following parts of the Constitution of India?

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Directive Principles of State Policy
  3. Citizenship
  4. Fundamental Duties

Current GK

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in November 2016, has constituted a four-member team for conservation and management of which one of the following lakes?

  1. Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Damdama Lake, Haryana
  3. Loktak Lake, Manipur
  4. Chilika Lake, Odisha

Current GK

Which of the following statements with regard to the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana is/are correct?

  1. This is a scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
  2. The scheme spans over a period of five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of around Rs. 500 crore.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Current GK

World Science Day for Peace and Development (organised by UNESCO) is celebrated worldwide on 10th November every year. Which one of the following was the theme for the year 2016?

  1. Quality Science Education : ensuring a sustainable future for all
  2. Science for the rapprochement of peoples and cultures
  3. Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums
  4. Science for a Sustainable Future

Current GK

Which one of the following cities hosted the first International Agrobiodiversity Congress in the month of November 2016?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Jakarta
  3. Colombo
  4. Dhaka

World Geography

Longest day/night is experienced during a year in the

  1. Equator
  2. Pole
  3. Tropics of Cancer / Capricorn
  4. Arctic / Antarctic Circle


Gir National Park is famous for

  1. Tiger
  2. Lion
  3. Migratory birds
  4. One-horn rhinoceros


Which one among the following temples is the earliest in time?

  1. The Sun Temple at Martand
  2. The Jandial Temple
  3. The Gupta Temple at Deogarh
  4. The Kailasanatha Temple at Kanchipuram

Modern History

Which one of the following prompted the Mughals to enter into trade negotiations with the English in the early 17th century?

  1. The English victory over the Portuguese fleet off Swally in 1612
  2. The gifts sent by the English king to the Mughal emperor
  3. The diplomatic skills of William Hawkins
  4. The skills of Sir Thomas Roe


Which one of the following is not one of the modes of acquisition of citizenship under the Citizenship Act, 1955?

  1. Descent
  2. Registration
  3. Incorporation of territory
  4. Overseas citizenship/dual citizenship


Which one of the following is not a right guaranteed by Article 19 of the Constitution of India?

  1. Freedom of speech and expression
  2. Freedom to practice any profession
  3. Freedom to follow a religion of one's choice
  4. Freedom to form associations or unions


In which one of the following Articles, does the Constitution of India abolish 'untouchability' and its practice in any form?

  1. Article 17
  2. Article 18
  3. Article 19
  4. Article 15


Which one of the following statements is not correct about the Right to Constitutional Remedies under Article 32 of the Constitution of India?

  1. It is a right for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights.
  2. The Supremo Court has the power to issue writs under this provision.
  3. The rights guaranteed by this Article cannot be suspended.
  4. The Parliament can empower any other court to exercise the powers of issuing writ under this provision.


The First Schedule of the Constitution of India consists of

  1. A list of States and Union Territories of India
  2. The Union and State Lists
  3. Languages
  4. Acts outside the purview of judicial review