General Knowledge

Agriculture

Which of the following is an example of subsistence farming?

  1. Commercial farming
  2. Organic farming
  3. Extensive and intensive farming
  4. Shifting cultivation

National Income

The value of all final goods and services produced by the normal residents of a country and their property, whether operating within the domestic territory of the country or outside in a year is termed as

  1. Net National Income
  2. Net Domestic Product
  3. Gross National Income
  4. Gross Domestic Product

Constitution

Which one of the following is not a Fundamental Duty prescribed in the constitution of India?

  1. To value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture.
  2. To protect and improve the natural environment
  3. To safeguard public property and abjure violence
  4. To promote international peace and security

World GK

Consider the following statements about FIFA:

  1. It is an association governed by Swiss law, founded in 1904 and based in Zurich.
  2. FIFA has been engaging with its stakeholders and other institutions to find sensible ways of addressing environmental impacts linked to its activities.

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

World GK

Consider the following statements on SAFTA:

  1. SAFTA is a trade liberalisation programme among the South-Eastern countries of Asia.
  2. According to SAFTA, the Ministerial Council shall meet at least once every year or more often as and when considered necessary by the Contracting States.

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

Indian Economy

Which of the following are included in the category of Direct Tax in India?

  1. Corporation Tax
  2. Tax on Income
  3. Wealth Tax
  4. Customs Duty
  5. Excise Duty

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1, 2 , 4 and 5
  4. 1, 3, 4 and 5

Indian Economy

'Inclusive growth' is a phrase used in India's

  1. 9th plan
  2. 10th plan
  3. 11th plan
  4. 12th plan

Select one:

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

Indian Economy

Corporate tax in India is levied on income of a company. Which one of the following does not include Corporation tax?

  1. Sale proceed of assets
  2. Interest on securities
  3. Profit from business
  4. Capital gain

Judiciary

Under which law it is prescribed that all proceedings in the Supreme Court of India shall be in English language?

  1. Article 145 of the Constitution of India
  2. Article 348 of the Constitution of India
  3. The Supreme Court Rules, 1966
  4. A Legislation made by the Parliament

Legislature

Which one among the following is a function of the Pro-Tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha?

  1. Give his assent to the bills passed by the House
  2. Conduct of the proceedings of the House in the absence of the Speaker
  3. Swear in the members of the House and hold the charge till a regular Speaker is elected
  4. To check if the election certificates of the members of the House are in order

Legislature

Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Joint Session of the Houses of Parliament in India?

  1. It is an enabling provision, empowering the President to take steps for resolving the deadlock between the two Houses.
  2. It is not obligatory upon the President to summon the Houses to meet in a joint sitting.
  3. It is being notified by the president.
  4. It is frequently resorted to establish the supremacy of the Lok Sabha.

Select the correct answer using codes given below:

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

Legislature

Which one of the following statements regarding the Departmental Committee of the Parliament of India on the empowerment of women is correct?

  1. The term will consist of the memebers of the Lok Sabha only
  2. A cabinet minister can be a memeber of the Committee
  3. The term of the office of the memebers of the Committee shall not exceed two years
  4. It reports on the working of welfare programmes for the women

Minerals Industries

Arrange the locations of four oil refineries of India from west to east.

  1. Koyali, Panipat, Kochi, Mathura
  2. Kochi, Koyali, Panipat, Mathura
  3. Koyali, Kochi, Panipat, Mathura
  4. Koyali, Panipat, Mathura, Kochi

Agriculture Soils

Which of the following methods is/are suitable for soil conservation in hilly regions?

  1. Terracing and contour bunding
  2. Shifting cultivation
  3. Contour ploughing

Select the correct answer using codes given below:

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

Agriculture Soils

Which one among the following is a micro nutrient present in soil for various crops?

  1. Potassium
  2. Magnesium
  3. Calcium
  4. Manganese

Rivers

Which of the following rivers does not flow into the Bay of Bengal?

  1. Godavari
  2. Mahanadi
  3. Tapti
  4. Cauvery

Rivers

Which one among the following Indian rivers originates in Maharashtra and flows through Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to meet the Bay of Bengal in Andhra coast?

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

Climate

The Equatorial region has no other season except summer. What could be the reason?

  1. The length of day and night is more or less equal over the year
  2. The Earth's rotational velocity is maximum at the Equator
  3. The coriolis force is zero at the Equator

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Climate

The Earth without rotational movement would result into

  1. No sun-rise and sun-set
  2. No occurrence of day and night cycle
  3. Only one season

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Climate

MONEX is associated with

  1. Montreal experiment
  2. Monetary experiment
  3. Monsoon experiment
  4. Lunar experiment

Climate

Consider the following statements with regard to cold waves in winter season in northern India:

  1. There is lack of maritime influence
  2. Northern India is nearer to the Himalayan region
  3. Air mass comes from polar regions to northern India

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Climate

The technique of inducing rain from cloud is called

  1. Cloud seeding
  2. Cloud control
  3. Cloud computing
  4. Cloud engineering

Climate

Which of the following would have happened if the Himalayas did not exist?

  1. North western part of India would have experienced humid condition
  2. Coastal India would have experienced Mediterranean climate
  3. North Indian plain would have been much cooler in winter
  4. Monsoon rains would have taken place in winter months

Physical Features

In which one of the following islands of India is an active volcano found?

  1. Barren Island
  2. Car Nicobar Island
  3. Maya Bunder Island
  4. Nancowry Island

Physical Features

Seismic gaps are

  1. plate boundaries having no volcanic activity
  2. parts of plate boundaries in oceans where tsunamis occur frequently
  3. sections of plate boundaries that have not ruptured in the recent past
  4. sections of plate boundaries that have ruptured repeatedly in the recent past

Physical Features

Which one of the following is a land-locked harbor?

  1. Haldia
  2. Ennore
  3. Vishakhapatnam
  4. Mumbai

World Geography

How many kilometers are represented by 1° of latitude?

  1. 111 km
  2. 321 km
  3. 211 km
  4. 91 km

World Geography

The planetary winds that blow from the subtropical high-pressure belts to the Equator are known as

  1. Westerlies
  2. Polar Winds
  3. Doldrums
  4. Trade Winds

World Geography

'Global Dimming' means

  1. gradual reduction in the amount of global direct irradiance at the earth surface
  2. gradual loss of biodiversity hot spots
  3. gradual increase in the melting of ice in polar regions
  4. gradual increase of the temperature of ionosphere

World History

Consider the following statements concerning the initial phase of the Industrial Revolution in England.

  1. England was fortunate in that coal and iron ore were plentifully available to be used in the Industry.
  2. Until the 18th century, there was a scarcity of usable iron.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

World History

Which one of the following events was associated with the American War of Independence?

  1. Fall of Bastille
  2. Reign of terror
  3. Tennis court oath
  4. Boston Tea Party

World History

The Stamp Act Congress consisting of delegates from nine of the thirteen colonies met in 1765 at

  1. Providence
  2. Boston
  3. Philadelphia
  4. New York City

World GK

Which one of the following is not an ASEAN member?

  1. Laos
  2. Taiwan
  3. Myanmar
  4. Cambodia

National Movement

Which among the following was the reason of the resignations of the Indian Ministers in all the provinces in the year 1939? 

  1. The Governors refused to act as constitutional heads
  2. The Governor-General converted Indian administration from federal to unitary one because of the beginning of the World War II
  3. The Centre did not provide the required financial help to provinces
  4. India was declared a party to the World War II without the consent of the provincial government

National Movement

Which of the four linguistic regions in South India remained unaffected by the Non-Cooperation Movement (1921-22)?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu

Modern History

Which among the following was not associated with the activities of the Theosophical society?

  1. Col H S Olcott
  2. Mr. A O Hume
  3. Madame H P Blavatsky
  4. Mrs Annie Besant

Modern History National Movement

Consider the following statements about the First Session of the Indian National Congress

  1. It was held in Bombay in 1885.
  2. Surendranath Banerji could not attend the session due to simultaneous session of the Indian National Conference.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Modern History National Movement

Consider the following statements 

  1. B G Tilak founded the Home Rule League in April 1916, in Maharashtra.
  2. N C Kelkar was not associated with Home Rule Movement.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Modern History

Consider the following statements:

  1. Battle of Buxar provided the key to the English to establish their rule in India.
  2. The treaty of Allahabad, concluded in 1765, enabled the British to establish their rule in Bengal.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

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

Modern History

Consider the following statements about Syed Ahmed Khan, the founder of Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh.

  1. He was a staunch supporter of Indian National Congress.
  2. Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College was set-up with the objective of promoting learning of Islamic education among the Muslims.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Medieval History

Consider the following statements from Kalhana's Rajatarangini

  1. The common people ate rice and Utpala - saka (a wild vegetable of bitter taste).
  2. Harsha introduced into Kashmir a general dress befitting a king which included a long coat.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

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

Medieval History

Which one of the following was a temple built by the Chola kings?

  1. Durga Temple, Aihole
  2. Brihadiswara Temple, Tanjavur
  3. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
  4. Srirangam Temple. Thiruchirapalli

Medieval History

The Society of Jesus whose followers were called Jesuits, was set up by

  1. Erasmus
  2. Ignatius Loyola
  3. Ulrich Zwingli
  4. Martin Luther

Medieval History

Ibn Batuta's work, Rihla, completed in 1355, is

  1. an autobiography
  2. an account of trade with Morocco
  3. an account of the Delhi Sultans from Aibek to Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq
  4. a religious text

Medieval History

Which one of the following statements about the teachings of Kabir is not correct?

  1. He believed in universal love
  2. He was not against pilgrimage and idol worship
  3. He did not consider it necessary to abandon the normal life of a householder
  4. He emphasized on one God and the spread of devetionalism

Medieval History

Consider the following statements about Sher Shah's administration:

  1. He divided his empire into Sarkars, which were further subdivided into Parganas.
  2. The Sarkars and the Parganas were directly administered by Sher Shah without the help of any other officials.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

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

Ancient History

The University of Nalanda was set-up by which Gupta ruler?

  1. Chandragupta II
  2. Samudragupta
  3. Kumaragupta I
  4. Kumaragupta II

Ancient History

The Fourth Buddhist Council was held in Kashmir under the leadership of

  1. Kunal
  2. Ashoka
  3. Kanishka
  4. Bindusara

Ancient History

In the Gupta age, Varahamihira wrote the famous book, ‘Bribat Sambita’. It was a treatise on

  1. Ayurvedic system of medicine
  2. Astronomy
  3. Statecraft
  4. Economics

Medieval History

The Tungabhadra river provided sustenance to which empire?

  1. Pandya
  2. Vakataka
  3. Chola
  4. Vijayanagara