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1. This disease is caused by the deficiency of protein. Can you identify it from the given options?
a. Goitre
b. Kwashiorkar
c. Hypokalemia
d. Dermatosis

2. We all know very well that the Pacific Ocean is the earth’s largest ocean. Which of the following
represents the percentage area (approximately) of the earth covered by it?
a. 25%
b. 35%
c. 40%
d. 45%

3. This place is the wettest place on earth. Can you identify it from the given options?
a. Mount Waialeale
b. Cherapoonji
c. Mawsynram
d. None of these

4. The number of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council is
a. 5
b. 10
c. 15
d. 20

5. According to the latest population Census, the state with the least population density is
a. Sikkim
b. Mizoram
c. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
d. Arunachal Pradesh

6. The number of Union Territories in India is
a. 5
b. 6
c. 7
d. 8

7. The maximum duration for which the President’s office can remain vacant is
a. 1 month
b. 2 months
c. 3 months
d. 6 months

8. Which of the following represents the minimum age required to become the member of the Rajya Sabha?
a. 25 years
b. 30 years
c. 35 years
d. There is no age limit as such

9. Which of the following represents the percentage contribution of the agriculture sector to the Growth Domestic Product of the Indian Economy (approximately)?
a 15%
b. 17%
c. 21%
d. 30%

10. Sakyamuni is another name of
a. Mahavir
b. Buddha
c. Lord Shiva
d. Lord Vishnu

11. The last amendment to the Preamble of the Constitution of India was carried out in the year …
a. 1958
b. 1962
c. 1976
d. 1978

12. Which of the following is NOT a primary activity?
a. Fishing
b. Mining
c. Agriculture
d. Banking

13. How many Bharat Ratna awardees have won the Nobel Prize till date?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

14. Who discovered Ultrasound ?
a. Ian Donald
b. Roger Bacon
c. JP Merril
d. Joseph Lister

15. Maltimadhava is the famous creation of which of the following personalities?
a. Kalidas
b. Bharat Muni
c. Bhavabhuti
d. Vishnu Sharma

16. The work for which French Nobleman Baron Pierre de Coubertin is known for, is
a. He was the founder of Scouts movement
b. He was the founder of Amnesty International
c. He was the founder of Red Cross Society
d. He was responsible for the revival of modern Olympic games.

17. Which of the following is NOT a recipient of Bharat Ratna?
a. Aruna Asaf Ali
b. PV Kane
c. DK Karve
d. MGK Menon

18. Which of the following is not matched properly?
a. Dibru Saikhowa Assam
b. Dehang Debang Mizoram
c. Norkek Meghalaya
d. Pachmarhi Madhya Pradesh

19. The first cotton mill of India was set up at…
a. Surat
b. Mumbai
c. Kanpur
d. Ahmedabad

20. Which Indian city is also known as the ‘school capital of India’?
a. Lucknow
b. New Delhi
c. Dehradun
d. Ajmer

21. Reserve Bank of India was nationalized in
a. 1949
b. 1952
c. 1955
d. 1964

22. We all know very well that the largest planet of the solar system is Jupiter. Can you identify the
name of the second largest planet of the solar system?
a. Earth
b. Saturn
c. Uranus
d. Venus

23. You would find Andes mountain range in
a. North America
b. South America
c. Europe
d. Australia

24. The world’s rarest element on earth is
a. Palladium
b. Astatine
c. Radium
d. None of these

25. Which of the following is the densest planet of the solar system?
a. Earth
b. Saturn
c. Jupiter
d. Mercury

26. Which of the following is NOT based on the banks of river Danube?
a. Vienna
b. Belgrade
c. Budapest
d. Warsaw

27. Which of the following cases highlighted that ‘total reservation in the government jobs cannot exceed
50% of total?
a. T.A. Pai case
b. Minerva Mills case
c. Keshvanand Bharti case
d. Indira Sawhney case

28. Ngultrum is the name of the currency of
a. Chile
b. Bhutan
c. Botswana
d. Bulgaria

29. International Committee of Red Cross has won the Nobel Peace Prize for record _____times.
a. Three
b. Four
c. Five
d. Six

30. Poise is the unit of
a. pressure
b. viscosity
c. luminous intensity
d. inductance

31. This personality is credited with the invention of Electro cardiogram (ECG). Can you identify the
personality from the given options?
a. Ian Donald
b. A. Laveran
c. Williem Einthoven
d. C.Sholes

32. Time Machine is the name of a famous work of
a. Carl Segan
b. H.G. Wells
c. Alvin Tofler
d. Arthur C. Clarke

33. Jakob Von Vexkull was the founder of
a. Booker Prize
b. Pulitzer Prize
c. Right Livelihood Award
d. Templeton Prize

34. Which of the following chemical elements is used for the bleaching process?
a. Fluorine
b. Bromine
c. Chlorine
d. Xenon

35. Cirrhosis is the disease which affects the
a. brain
b. liver
c. kidney
d. lungs

36. Which of the following is the capital of Ireland?
a. Dublin
b. Istanbul
c. Amsterdam
d. Berne

37. Where would you find the Indian Textile Institute?
a. Surat
b. Kanpur
c. Pune
d. Mysore

38. Which of the following is the least populous union territory of India?
a. Pondicherry
b. Lakshadweep
c. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
d. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

39. The first Indian state where the President’s rule was imposed in the year 1951 was …
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Rajasthan
c. Punjab
d. Orissa

40. Which of the following Indian states has the lowest sex ratio (number of females per thousand
males)?
a. West Bengal
b. Haryana
c. Punjab
d. Uttar Pradesh

41. Which of the following is NOT a work of Salman Rushdie?
a. Moor’s Last Sigh
b. Midnight’s Children
c. Shalimar The Clown
d. The Piano Teacher

42. International Labor Day is celebrated on ___every year.
a. August 1
b. March 1
c. September 1
d. May 1

43. Who wrote Ramayana?
a. Vishwamitra
b. Maharishi Valmiki
c. Tulasidas
d. None of these

44. Who is credited with the construction of the Grand Trunk road?
a. Tipu Sultan
b. Mohammed –bin-Tughlaq
c. Shershah Suri
d. Jehangir

45. Which of the following is also known as “ Silicon valley of India”?
a. Hyderabad
b. Bangalore
c. Chennai
d. Noida

46. This personality is also considered as the Father of computers . Can you name him from the given
options?
a. Blaise Pascal
b. Alan M. Turing
c. Charles Babbage
d. None of these

47. Peace Palace is the official headquarters of
a. WHO
b. FAO
c. ICJ
d. IBRD

48. Find the odd one out.
a. DOS
b. WINDOWS
c. LINUX
d. LISP

49. Which of the following is the capital of ‘the land of midnight sun’?
a. Vienna
b. Oslo
c. Helsinki
d. Prague

50. Christiana is the former name of which of the following cities?
a. Copenhagen
b. Oslo
c. Ottawa
d. Berlin

Answers
1 b
2 b
3 c
4 b
5 d
6 c
7 d
8 b
9 c
10 b
11 c
12 d
13 d
14 a
15 c
16 d
17 d
18 b
19 b
20 c
21 a
22 b
23 b
24 b
25 a
26 d
27 d
28 b
29 a
30 b
31 c
32 b
33 c
34 c
35 b
36 a
37 b
38 b
39 c
40 b
41 d
42 d
43 b
44 c
45 b
46 c
47 c
48 d
49 b
50 b

 

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