Tuesday, February 14, 2012


1.Megasthenes lived for many years at the court of the :
a) Magadha kings
b) Nanda kings
c) Mauryas
d) Guptas
2.As per the provisional data of the 2011 census of India, the gap in literacy between men and women stands reduced to percentage points:
a) 10.8
b) 16.5
c) 18.4
d) 20.3
3.The people of the Indus Valley worshiped :
a) Brahma
b) Vishnu
c) Pashupathi
d) Vayu
4.Haemoglobin of the blood forms carbonyl haemoglobin with:
a) Carbon dioxide
b) Carbon monoxide
c) Sulphur dioxide
d) Nitrogen dioxide
5.What should be the minimum size of a plane mirror to have the full image of a person, when he stands at a distance?
a) same size as the person
b) double the size of the person
c) half the size of the person
d) 1/4th of the size of the person
6.Banana leaf tears easily because :
a) leaf blade is thin
b) leaf blade has no veins
c) leaf blade has veins arranged in parallel manner
d) leaf blade has undeveloped veins
7.Who was the Judge against whom the Parliament initiated impeachment proceedings, but failed ultimately?
a) Justice Bhagawati
b) Justice Ajit Ray
c) Justice Sikri
d) Justice Ramaswami
8.A heavy and a lighter body of same size are dropped from a height. Which one of them will reach
a) Lighter body
b) Heavier body
c) Both of them together
d) Cannot be predicted
9.The Atomic Energy Commission was set up in :
a) 1948
b) 1950
c) 1952
d) 1960
10.The humidity of air is measured by the instrument called
a) Hydrometer
b) Hygrometer
c) Seismometer
d) Barometer
11.The term ‘Gambit’ is associated with:
a) Chess
b) Tennis
c) Basketball
d) Baseball
12.The most common indicator organism that indicates level of water pollution is :
a) E.coli
b) P.typhi
c) C.vibrio
d) Entamoeba
13.Which of the following States of India has the largest length of surface roads?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Maharashtra
d) Tamilnadu
14.Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Court was adorned by the Ministers called:
a) Nayanmars
b) Ashtadiggajas
c) Navaratnas
d) Ashtapradhans
15.Hot water bag is used for fomentation because:
a) Water is a cheap liquid
b) Water has high specific heat capacity
c) Water has high latent heat
d) Water is easily available
16.‘Tappatikkali’ is a folk dance associated with the State of :
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Kerala
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Gujarat
17.The Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 due to the initiative of :
a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
b) Dadabhai Naoroji
c) W.C. Banerjee
d) Allan Octavian Hume
18.From where are the words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India taken?
a) Rigveda
b) Mundaka Upanishad
c) Padam Purana
d) Ramayana
19.Real National Income is equal to the size of Population multiplied by :
a) Per Capita Real Income
b) Personal Income
c) Personal Disposable Income
d) Market Prices
20.The tree which releases oxygen even during night is :
a) Neem
b) Banyan
c) Mango
d) Pipal
21.Quagga is an extinct species of :
a) Cat
b) Horse
c) Zebra
d) Antelope
22.Martyr’s day is observed on the death anniversary of :
a) Mahatma Gandhi
b) Smt. Indira Gandhi
c) Lal Bahadur Shastri
d) Rajiv Gandhi
23.The expansion of the term HTML is:
a) Higher Text Markup Language
b) Higher Text Machine Language
c) Hyper Text Machine Language
d) Hyper Text Markup Language
24.The blood group that lacks antigen is :
a) A
b) B
c) AB
d) O
25.Lightning conductor is made of :
a) Copper
b) Glass
c) Ebonite
d) Plastic
26.The most abundant metal in the earth’s crust is :
a) calcium
b) aluminium
c) iron
d) magnesium
27.When Indian leaders stress upon making with indigenous resources, they advocate :
a) stopping imports
b) promoting exports
c) self-reliance
d) national pride
28.The maximum strength of Lok Sabha is _______.
a) 543
b) 555
c) 553
d) 552
29.The golden fibre of India is
a) Cotton
b) Hemp
c) Jute
d) Silk
30.Which one of the following is known as ‘Brown Coal’?
a) Bituminous
b) Anthracite
c) Peat
d) Lignite
31.The new agricultural strategy called ‘Green Revolution’ was initiated in :
a) 1947
b) 1951
c) 1965
d) 1972
32.The State of Assam has :
a) five National Parks and eleven wildlife sanctuaries
b) three National Parks and nine wildlife sanctuaries
c) three National Parks and eight wildlife sanctuaries
d) two National Parks and six wildlife sanctuaries
33.The decision of how much to produce is determined by the individuals in a :
a) Socialistic Economy
b) Mixed Economy
c) Capitalistic Economy
d) All the above
34.The famous ‘Dilwara Temples’ are situated in :
a) Rajasthan
b) Maharashtra
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Andhra Pradesh
35.To edit text read by an optical scanner, one needs ____________ to translate the image into ASCII characters
a) an OMR
b) an OCR
c) a MICR
d) a digitizer
36.In mammals, the cheek teeth are :
a) Incisors
b) Premolar
c) Molar
d) Premolar and Molar
37.Who discovered Insulin?
a) William Harvey
b) Louis Pasteur
c) F.G. Banting
d) Alexander Fleming
38.The term ‘operation flood’ refers to :
a) Flood Control
b) Milk Production
c) Food grain Production
d) Population Control
39.PVC is obtained by the polymerisation of :
a) Propene
b) Vinyl Chloride
c) Styren
d) Acetylene
40.The fundamental rights have :
a) moral force behind them.
b) force of public opinion behind them.
c) legal force behind them.
d) no force behind them.
41.Which of the following is correctly matched?
a) Assam – Itanagar
b) Arunachal Pradesh – Guwahati
c) Manipur – Imphal
d) Nagaland – Shilong
42.A candidate contesting for Lok Sabha must have attained the age of :
a) 21 years
b) 18 years
c) 25 years
d) 30 years
43.The second session of the Indian National Congress was presided over by :
a) W.C. Banerjee
b) Badruddin Tyabji
c) Dadabhai Naoroji
d. Surendra Nath Banerjee
44.For controlling pollution, dust escaping from factory chimneys is to be prevented. For this :
a) metal grid or wire-mesh is placed over it.
b) a metal grid coated with an insulator is placed on it.
c) a wire-mesh coated with grease is placed on it
d) an electrically charged wire-mesh is placed on it to attract dust.
45.Which of the following is the worst flood affected area in India?
a) Assam
b) Nagaland
c) Manipur
d) Tripura
46.Which of the following is correct about Socialism?
a) State is a necessary evil.
b) State is a march of God on earth.
c) State is an unnecessary evil.
d) State promotes common goods.
47. Full form of BCG is :
a) Bacillus Cholera Germ
b) Bacillus Calmette Guerin
c) Bacillus Curative Gene
d) Bacillus Cholera Guerin
48.The organic compounds present in petroleum are separated by :
a) Distillation
b) Fractional crystallisation
c) Frractional distillation
d) Sublimation
49.Who of the following is NOT a recepient of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize?
a) Hu Jintao
b) Leymah Gbowee
c) Ellen Jhonson-Sirleaf
d) Tawakkol Karman
50.The pH of human blood is :
a) 2
b) 10
c) 5.5
d) 7.3
Ans.1. C
2. B
3. C
4. B
5. C
6. C
7. D
8. B
9. A