General Knowledge

Legislature

The parliament can legislate on the subjects in the State List if the

  1. President issues an order authorizing it to do so
  2. Supreme Court gives authority to the Parliament in this regard
  3. Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-thirds of its members present and voting, declaring it expedient to legislate on a State matter in the national interest.
  4. Prime Minister issues a special order

Legislature

Which of the following statements regarding Rajya Sabha is/are correct?

  1. The maximum permissible strength of Rajya Sabha is 250
  2. In Rajya Sabha, 238 members are elected indirectly from the states and Union Territories
  3. It shares legislative powers equally with Lok Sabha in matters such as creation of All India Services

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

Executive

Who among the following Prime Ministers of India were defeated by a vote of No Confidence?

  1. Morarji Desai
  2. Viswanath Pratap Singh
  3. H. D. Gowda
  4. Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 2, and 3 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1 and 4 only

Executive

Which of the following statements about Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) are correct?

  1. The CAG will hold officer for a period of six years from the date he assumes the office. He shall vacate office on attaining the age of 65 years, if earlier than the expiry of the 6 year term
  2. The powers of CAG are derived from the Constitution of India
  3. The CAG is a multi-member body appointed by the President of India in constitution with the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers
  4. The CAG may be removed by the President only on an address from both Houses of Parliament, on the grounds of proved misbehavior or incapacity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 2 only

Constitution

Which one of the following languages is not recognized in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India?

  1. English
  2. Sanskrit
  3. Urdu
  4. Nepali

Constitution

The Right to Education was added to the Fundamental Rights in the Constitution of India through the:

  1. Constitution (86th Amendment) Act, 2002
  2. Constitution (93rd Amendment) Act, 2005
  3. Constitution (87th Amendment) Act, 2003
  4. Constitution (97th Amendment) Act, 2011

Constitution

The amending power of the Parliament is set forth in which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India?

  1. Article 368
  2. Article 360
  3. Article 13(2)
  4. Article 370

Constitution

The Tenth Schedule to the Constitution of India relates to:

  1. the provisions relating to the formation of District Councils
  2. the land reforms
  3. the States and Union Territories
  4. the anti-defection law

Constitution

The provision under Article 51A of the Constitution of India relates to the:

  1. uniform civil code for the citizens
  2. orginsation of village panchayats
  3. right to education
  4. fundamental duties

Rivers

Which among the following Indian rivers flows from east to west, eventually meeting Arabian sea?

  1. Narmada
  2. Godavari
  3. Krishna
  4. Kaveri

Physical Features

Which among the following is the oldest mountain range in India?

  1. Western ghats
  2. Aravalli range
  3. Satpura range
  4. Vindhyan range

Indian States

A particular State in India has the following characteristics:

  • It is located on the same latitude which passes through northern Rajasthan.
  • It has over 80% of its area under forest cover.
  • Over 12% of forest cover constitutes Protected Area Network in this State.

Which one among the following States has all the above characteristics?

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Assam 

Physical Features

Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the ‘Ten Degree Channel’?

  1. Andaman and Nicobar
  2. Nicobar and Sumatra
  3. Sumatra and Java
  4. Maldives and Lakshadweep

Rivers

Consider the following pairs of Wetlands and Confluence of rivers:

  • 1. Harike Wetlands: Beas and Satluj/Sutlej
  • 2. Keoladeo Ghana National Park: Banas and Chambal
  • 3. Kolleru Lake: Confluence of Musi and Krishna

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

Biodiversity

Consider the following pairs

  • 1. Dampa Tiger Reserve: Mizoram
  • 2. Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary: Sikkim
  • 3. Saramati Peak: Nagaland

Which of the above pairs is /are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

Physical Features

Which of the following have coral reefs?

  • 1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • 2. Gulf of Kutch
  • 3. Gulf of Mannar
  • 4. Sunderbans

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 4 only

Rivers

Consider the following rivers:

  • 1. Barak
  • 2. Lohit
  • 3. Subansiri

Which of the above flows / flow through Arunachal Pradesh?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 1 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 2 and 3 only

Agriculture

Consider the following crops:

  • 1. Cotton
  • 2. Groundnut
  • 3. Rice
  • 4. Wheat

Which of these are Kharif crops?

  1. 1 and 4
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Soils

Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct?

  • 1. They are generally red in colour.
  • 2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.
  • 3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.
  • 4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 4
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Climate

Consider the following statements:

  • 1. The duration of the monsoon decreases from southern India to northern India.
  • 2. The amount of annual rainfall in the northern plains of India decreases from east to west.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Climate

Consider the following factors:

  • 1. Rotation of the Earth
  • 2. Air pressure and wind
  • 3. Density of ocean water
  • 4. Revolution of the Earth

Which of the above factors influence the ocean currents?

  1. 1 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 2 only

Rivers

The Narmada river flows to the west, while most other large peninsular rivers flow to the east. Why?

  • 1. It occupies a linear rift valley.
  • 2. It flows between the Vindhyas and the Satpuras.
  • 3. The land slopes to the west from Central India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. None

Physical Features

When you travel in Himalayas, you will see the following:

  • 1. Deep gorges
  • 2. U-turn river courses
  • 3. Parallel mountain ranges
  • 4. Steep gradients causing land-sliding

Which of the above can be said to be the evidences for Himalayas being young fold mountains?

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 1, 2 and 4 only
  4. 3 and 4 only

Agriculture

Consider the following crops of India:

  • 1. Groundnut
  • 2. Sesamum
  • 3. Pearl millet

Which of the above is/are predominantly rain fed crop/crops?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 3 only

Agriculture

Consider the following crops of India:

  • 1. Cowpea
  • 2. Green gram
  • 3. Pigeon pea

Which of the above is/are used as pulse, fodder and green manure?

  1. 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

Biodiversity

Consider the following:

  • 1. Star tortoise
  • 2. Monitor lizard
  • 3. Pygmy hog
  • 4. Spider monkey

Which of the above are naturally found in India?

  1. 1 and 4 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 3 only

Climate

Which one of the following is the characteristic climate of the Tropical Savannah Region?

  1. A definite dry and wet season
  2. An extremely short dry season
  3. Rainfall throughout the year
  4. Rainfall in winter only

Biodiversity

Consider the following areas:

  • 1. Bandipur
  • 2. Bhitarkanika
  • 3. Manas
  • 4. Sunderbans

Which of the above are Tiger Reserves?

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only 
  4. 1, 3 and 4 only

Biodiversity

Consider the following:

  • 1. Black-necked crane
  • 2. Cheetah
  • 3. Flying squirrel
  • 4. Snow leopard

Which of the above are naturally found in India?

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. 2 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 only

Minerals Industries

Among the following pairs of States which have good capacity to produce iron ore

  1. Bihar and West Bengal
  2. Goa and Karnataka
  3. Gujarat and Rajasthan
  4. Punjab and Haryana

Biodiversity

Consider the following pairs:

  • 1. Loktak National Park - Manipur
  • 2. Namdapha National Park - Meghalaya
  • 3. Valley of Flowers National Park - Sikkim

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Rivers

Consider the following rivers:

  • 1. Sankosh
  • 2. Amochu
  • 3. Subarnarekha
  • 4. Jia Bhorelli

Which of the below is/are tributary/ tributaries to Brahmaputra

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 4

World Geography

Which one of the following countries of South-West Asia does not open out to the Mediterranean Sea?

  1. Syria
  2. Jordan
  3. Lebanon
  4. Israel

Biodiversity

In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species?

  1. Tropical moist deciduous forest
  2. Tropical rain forest
  3. Tropical thorn scrub forest
  4. Temperate forest With grasslands

Climate

In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical latitudes, cyclone does not originate. What is the reason?

  1. Sea surface temperatures are low
  2. Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone seldom occurs
  3. Coriolis force is too weak
  4. Absence of land in those regions

Climate

What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter-current?

  1. The Earth's rotation on its axis
  2. Convergence of the two equatorial currents 
  3. Difference in salinity of water 
  4. Occurrence of the belt of calm near the equator

Rivers

Consider the following rivers:

  1. Vamsadhara
  2. Indravati 
  3. Pranahita 
  4. Pennar

Which of the above are tributaries of Godavari?

  1. 1, 2 and 3 
  2. 2, 3 and 4 
  3. 1, 2 and 4 
  4. 2 and 3 only

Physical Features

The Indian Standard Time (IST) is based on

  1. 90° E meridian
  2. 82½° E meridian
  3. 75° E meridian
  4. 0° E meridian

Physical Features Indian States

Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists

List I (Mountain Pass)

  • A. Zoji La
  • B. Lipulekh
  • C. Shipki La
  • D. Nathu La

List II (State)

  • 1. Himachal Pradesh
  • 2. Sikkim
  • 3. Uttarakhand
  • 4. Jammu and Kashmir

Code:

  1. A - 2; B - 1; C - 3; D - 4
  2. A - 2; B - 3; C - 1; D - 4
  3. A - 4; B - 1; C - 3; D - 2
  4. A - 4; B - 3; C - 1; D - 2

Indian States

Match list-I with list-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List-I (World Heritage site)

  • A. Brithadisvara Temple
  • B. Ellora Caves
  • C. Hampi
  • D. Mahabodhi Temple

List-II (State)

  • 1. Maharashtra
  • 2. Karnataka
  • 3. Tamil Nadu
  • 4. Bihar

Code:

  1. A-4; B-1; C-2; D-3
  2. A-4; B-2; C-1; D-3
  3. A-3; B-2; C-1; D-4
  4. A-3; B-1; C-2; D-4

Physical Features Indian States

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List-I (Himalayan Peak)

  • A. K2
  • B. Nanda Devi
  • C. Tara Pahar
  • D. Kanchenjunga

List-II (State)

  • 1. Uttarakhand
  • 2. Jammu & Kashmir
  • 3. Sikkim
  • 4. Himanchal Pradesh

Code:

  1. A-2; B-4; C-1; D-3
  2. A-2; B-1; C-4; D-3
  3. A-3; B-1; C-4; D-2
  4. A-3; B-4; C-1; D-2

World Geography

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. The earth is nearest to the Sun at Perihelion, which generally occurs on January 3
  2. The earth is farthest away from the Sun at Perihelion, which generally occurs on July 4
  3. The earth is farthest away from the Sun at Aphelion, which generally occurs on July 4
  4. The earth is nearest to the Sun Aphelion which generally occurs on January 3

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 4
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1 and 2

World Geography

Which one of the following is the reason due to which the wind in the southern hemisphere is deflected towards its left?

  1. Difference in the water masses of northern and southern hemisphere
  2. Temperature and pressure variations
  3. Inclined axis of the Earth
  4. Rotation of the Earth

Physical Features

Arrange the following popular hill stations of India in terms of their height (from highest to the lowest) from the mean sea level:

  1. Mussoorie
  2. Shimla
  3. Ooty
  4. Darjeeling

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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