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The quorum to constitute a meeting of either house of Parliament is a) one-third of the total number of members of that house b) one-third of the total number of members present c) one-tenth of the total number of members of that house d) one-tenth of the total number of members present 2. From which of the following are the words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed in our national emblem taken? a) Mahabharata b) Mundaka Upanishad c) Kathopanishad d) Ramayana 3. Which of the following defines a free-port? a) allows duty-free imports b) does not have any customs checking c) allows free entry to goods from some specified countries d) allows free entry to goods which are to be reexported 4. Which of the following deals with economic offences? a) MISA b) NSA c) TADA d) COFEPOSA 5. Which princess stayed with Shahjahan when he passed his last days as a prisoner? a) Jahanara b) Roshanara c) Zaibunnisa d) Mumtaz Mahal 6. In which year was the Mughal dynasty in India founded? a) 1526 b) 1536 c) 1546 d) 1556 7. Where was the first session of Indian National Congress held? a) Bombay b) Delhi c) Calcutta d) Madras 8. Which of the following contributes largely to the greenhouse gas effect? a) ozone b) carbon dioxide c) carbon monoxide d) water vapour 9. Which one of the following is a high-yielding variety of wheat? a) Kalyansona b) Hira c) Moti d) Jaya 10. Which of the following type of soils is very hard to cultivate? a) red b) alluvial c) black d) sandy 11. Which one of the following is not a green house gas? a) methane b) carbon dioxide c) nitrous oxide d) chlorofluorocarbons 12. Which of the following is not a product of vehicular pollution? a) sulphur dioxide b) carbon monoxide c) hydrogen peroxide d) hydro carbons 13. Which of the following is the largest asteroid discovered so far? a) Chiron b) Ceres c) Pulsars d) Ranger 14. The 2001 Nobel Prize for literature was won by an Indian writer. Who is s/he? a) Salman Rushdie b) VS Naipaul c) Arundhati Roy d) Vijay Tendulkar

15. Who became the acting Prime Minister after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964? a) Morarji Desai b) Gulzarilal Nanda c) Indira Gandhi d) BP Sinha 16. The Third Indo-Pak war erupted in a) 1965 b) 1967 c) 1970 d) 1971 17. Name the Italian revolutionary whose leadership led to the unification of Italy? a) Giuseppe Garibaldi b) Benito Mussolini c) Otto von Bismarck d) Oliver Cromwell 18. Name the Italian painter who was the first to prepare a model of a helicopter? a) Pablo Picasso b) Vincent Van Gogh c) Leonardo da Vinci d) Raphael 19. Who is the inventor of the Telegraphic code? a) Alexander Graham Bell b) Thomas Alva Edison c) Samuel Morse d) JL Baird 20. Who is the author of the book, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’? a) Lyman Baum b) DH Lawrence c) Oscar Wilde d) O Henry 21. Who is the creator of the fictional character ‘Sherlock Holmes’? a) Joseph Conrad b) Rudyard Kipling c) James Joyce d) Arthur Conan Doyle 22. Which of the following gases is used to extinguish fire? a) nitrogen b) carbon dioxide c) carbon monoxide d) ethane 23. What is the chemical symbol for gold? a) Ag b) Au c) Ge d) Hg 24. Where is the headquarters of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)? a) Jakarta b) Manila c) Bangkok d) Taipei 25. Where is the headquarters of the Interpol? a) Paris b) New York c) London d) Lyons 1. one-tenth of the total number of members of that house 2. Mundaka Upanishad 3. allows duty-free imports 4. COFEPOSA 5. Jahanara 6. 1526 7. Bombay 8. carbon dioxide 9. Kalyansona 10. Red 11. nitrous oxide 12. hydrogen peroxide 13. Ceres 14. VS Naipaul 15. Gulzarilal Nanda 16. 1971 17. Giuseppe Garibaldi 18. Leonardo da Vinci 19. Samuel Morse 20. Oscar Wilde 21. Arthur Conan Doyle 22. carbon dioxide 23. Au 24. Jakarta 25. Lyons 1. The study of old age, its phenomena and disease is known as a) dactylography b) genecology c) ornithology d) gerontology 2. Who among the following is the author of the famous of book ‘Crossing the Threshold of Hope’? a) Mother Teresa b) Nelson Mandela c) Bishop Tutu d) None of these

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3. Suva is the capital of which of the following countries? a) S Africa b) Fiji c) Canada d) West Indies 4. Optic fibers are mainly used for which of the following? a) communication b) musical instruments c) weaving d) food industry 5. The Khajuraho temples were built by the kings of which dynasty? a) Chalukya b) Chandela c) Cholas d) Palas 6. Which of the following gases is not known as greenhouse gas? a) methane b) carbon dioxide c) nitrous oxide d) hydrogen 7. A formal evaluation of an individual’s or company’s credit history and capability of repaying obligations is known as a) amortization b) credit rating c) cash credit d) current ratio 8. Kandla, situated on the Gulf of Kachch, is well known for which of the following? a) ship breaking industry b) traditional art centre c) export processing zone d) cutting and polishing of diamonds 9. What do you call a person’s fear of today’s technology? a) Anglophobia b) Cyberphobia c) Claustrophobia d) Agoraphobia 10. Pandit Jasraj has established his reputation in which of the following fields? a) Music b) Literature c) Art d) Philosophy 11. Tehri Hydro Power Complex is built on which of the following rivers? a) Yamuna b) Ganga c) Gomati d) Bhagirathi 12. What is tetracycline? a) an anti-plague drug b) a preservative c) a pest killer d) air purifier 13. Lala Lajpat Rai was assaulted by the British during a) the first war of independence b) the civil disobedience movement c) the salt satyagraha d) the protest against Simon commission 14. The first war of independence began on 10th May, 1857 at a) Jhansi b) Surat c) Meerut d) Pune 15. The partition of Bengal took place in a) 1856 b) 1885 c) 1905 d) 1914

16. Who was the Prime Minister of Britain at the time of India’s independence? a) Winston Churchill b) Clement Atlee c) Ramsay Macdonald d) Lord Mountbatten 17. The Indian National Congress was founded by a) Motilal Nehru b) Mahatma Gandhi c) Dadabhai Naoroji d) AO Hume 18. Which of the following high courts has jurisdiction over more than one state? a) Delhi b) Allahabad c) Patna d) Guwahati 19. Our Constitution describes India as a a) a federation b) a quassi-federal form c) a union of states d) a council of states 20. The youngest mountain range in the world is a) Alps b) Andes c) Aravallis d) Himalayas 21. At what temperature is the reading same in both Centigrade and Fahrenheit scales? a) 98 degree Celsius b) 40 degree Celsius c) -40 degree Celsius d) 100 degree Celsius 22. Which of the following is the largest producer of copper? a) Australia b) Malaysia c) South Africa d) Chile 23. Which line separates Afghanistan from India? a) Macmohan Line b) Durand Line c) Radcliff Line d) Panchsheel Line 24. Mark the odd one out a) Ganga b) Yamuna c) Beas d) Godavari 25. The Parliament of Japan is known as a) Diet b) Nippon c) Senate d) Key

1. gerontology 2. None of these 3. Fiji 4. Communication 5. Chandela 6. nitrous oxide 7. current ratio 8. export processing zone 9. Cyberphobia 10. Music 11. Bhagirathi 12. an anti-plague drug 13. the protest against Simon commission 14. Meerut 15. 1905 16. Clement Atlee 17. AO Hume 18. Guwahati 19. a union of states 20. Himalayas

1. Confucianism arose during the reign of a) Han Dynasty b) Chou Dynasty c) Shang Dynasty d) Chin dynasty 2. Which one of the following civilizations was the first to introduce a system of selecting public officials on the basis of education and competitive examination? a) Chinese civilization b) Roman civilization c) Aryan civilization d) Greek civilization 3. Khajuraho is in a) Madhya Pradesh b) Maharashtra c) Orissa d) Uttar Pradesh
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4. The rock-cut temple of Kailashnath is situated at a) Ajanta b) Ellora c) Elephanta d) Mamallapuram 5. Sanskrit was the official language during the reign of a) Mauryas b) Sakas c) Guptas d) Chalukyas 6. The disintegration of the Mughal Empire led to the formation of an independent Kingdom of Deccan. Its capital was at a) Mysore b) Bangalore c) Hyderabad d) Vijayawada 7. Which of the following cities was leased to Francis Day by the ruler of Chandragiri? The city later became a metropolitan city. a) Bangalore b) Chennai c) Cochin d) Mysore 8. The famous Nataraja Temple where Shiva is worshipped as the Lord of Dance is in a) Rameshwaram b) Suchindram c) Shankaran Koil d) Chidambaram 9. Under which dynasty did the construction of the Great Wall of China start? a) Chou b) Han c) Chin d) Sui 10. The Treaty of Srirangapatnam was signed between Tipu Sultan and a) Clive b) Dalhousie c) Cornwallis d) Wellesley 11. Who demarcated the line which divides India and Pakistan? a) Sir Cyril Radcliffe b) Sir Mortimer Durand c) Sir Henry McMohan d) Lord Mountbatten 12. Bhakra Dam is built across the river a) Sutlej b) Ravi c) Jhelum d) Chenab 13. The headquarters of UNESCO is at a) Geneva b) Rome c) Paris d) Montreal 14. The permanent Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is situated at a) Colombo b) Delhi c) Dhaka d) Kathmandu 15. Tetanus is caused by a) Fungus b) Virus c) Bacteria d) Insects 16. Light year is a unit of a) intensity of light b) distance c) time d) planetary motion 17. The Manas sanctuary is located at a) Bihar b) Kerala c) Assam d) Gujarat 18. Which one of the following is not a nuclear state? a) United Kingdom b) France c) Germany d) China

19. All of the following are units of electrical measurements, except a) Angstrom b) Coulomb c) Ohm d) Siemen 20. All of the following noble gases are present in the atmosphere, except a) Argon b) Helium c) Radon d) Xenon 21. Which among the following is not a feature of a developing economy? a) high rate of population growth b) high rate of capital formation c) high rate of unemployment d) widespread poverty 22. Who was the Chairman of the first official Language Commission constituted by the President in 1955? a) KM Munshi b) BG Kher c) MC Chhagla d) Humayun Kabir 23. Which of the following cities are situated on the banks of the river ‘Tigris’? a) Sharjah b) Baghdad c) Dubai d) London 24. What is the difference between Indian Standard Time and Greenwich Mean Time? a) 6: 30 hours b) 6 hours c) 5: 30 hours d) 5 hours 25. What type of soil is typical of tropical regions which receive heavy rainfall? a) black or regur b) lateritic c) alluvial d) none of these
1. Han Dynasty 2. Chinese civilization 3. Madhya Pradesh 4. Elephanta 5. Guptas 6. Hyderabad 7. Chennai 8. Chidambaram 9. Chin 10. Cornwallis 11. Sir Cyril Radcliffe 12. Sutlej 13. Paris 14. Kathmandu 15. Bacteria 16. distance 17. Assam 18. Germany 19. Angstrom 20. Radon 21. high rate of capital formation 22. BG Kher 23. Baghdad 24. 5: 30 hours 25. Lateritic

1. Which one of the following species is capable of seeing objects both in the front and the behind? a) deer b) monkey c) cat d) cuckoo e) owl 2. Which one of the following will cause blindness on consumption? a) glycerin b) kerosene c) vinegar d) methyl benzene e) methyl alcohol 3. In electric bulb the gas used is a) Nitrogen b) Hydrogen c) Oxygen d) Inert gas e) None of these 4. Pak Strait separates a) India and Pakistan b) India and Burma c) India and Sri Lanka d) India and Afghanistan e) Pakistan and Afghanistan
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5. What is the Japanese art of flower arrangement called? a) Ikebota b) Ikebana c) Origami d) Bonsai e) Ikefasa 6. ‘I have no doubt that a day would come when the family of cosmonauts is joined by a citizen of Republic of India.’ Whose words were these? a) Jawaharlal Nehru b) Vikram Sarabhai c) Satish Dhawan d) VR Rao e) Yuri Gagarin 7. Which country’s Legislature or Parliament is called Storting? a) Sweden b) Norway c) Denmark d) Poland e) Switzerland 8. Who said ‘Our religion is ‘Don’t touch me. I am holy’? a) Annie Besant b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy c) Mahatma Gandhi d) Swami Vivekananda e) Dr BR Ambedkar 9. ‘Give us good mothers and I shall give you a good nation.’ Who said this? a) Mahatma Gandhi b) Napoleon c) Winston Churchill d) Abraham Lincoln e) Hitler 10. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested. Who said this? a) Ruskin Bond b) Bertrand Russell c) Francis Bacon d) Bernard Shaw e) William Shakespeare 11. White House is the official residence of the US President. Whose official residence is called the Elysee Palace? a) North Korean President b) South Korean President c) Vietnamese President d) French President e) None of these 12. What are Blue Dwarfs and Red Giants? a) Pygmies and the Caucasians b) Young stars and old stars c) Old stars and young stars d) Native and hybrid varieties of milch cattle e) Short term and long term crops in wheat 13. Which one of the following is known as the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon?’ a) Nepal b) Tibet c) Bhutan d) Myanmar e) Afghanistan 14. The enzyme pepsin converts a) Carbohydrates to sugars b) Proteins and amino acids c) Proteins and peptones d) Fats of fatty acids glycerol e) none of these 15. General Dyer, who was responsible for the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre, was shot dead by a) Hasrat Mohani b) Sohan Singh Bhakne c) Udham Singh d) VVS Iyer e) Har Kishen Tikhde

16. Which of the following is the capital of Bulgaria? a) Sofia b) Danube c) Rio de Janerio d) Belgrade e) none of these 17. Who asserted that ‘the end will justify the means’? a) Adolf Hitler b) Ronald Reagan c) Machiavelli d) Subhash Chandra Bose e) Stalin 18. At what temperature the readings in the Centigrade and the Fahrenheit thermometers will be exactly same? a) 40 degrees b) 0 degree c) minus 40 degrees d) 32 degrees e) none of these 19. Which of the following is not an aluminium company? a) BALCO b) INDAL c) HINDALCO d) NELCO e) None of these 20. The highest fraction of Indian labour force is employed in the a) Agricultural industries b) Cultivation and agriculture c) Household sector d) Others e) Manufacturing 21. Rediffusion is a a) Courier company b) A seed germinating company c) An ad agency d) An art school e) A form of art 22. Which country has the highest number of cell phone users? a) India b) USA c) China d) Russia e) Brazil 23. Dove, the beauty soap, is marketed in India by a) P&G b) HLL c) Lakme d) Godrej e) Wipro 24. Who among the following is not a Magsasay Award winner? a) Vinoba Bhave b) Rajiv Gandhi c) Kiran Bedi d) Ela Bhatt e) none of these 25. CTBT is a term associated with a) Nuclear weapons b) Central taxes c) Trade sanctions d) International terrorism
1. deer 2. methyl alcohol 3. Nitrogen 4. India and Sri Lanka 5. Ikebana 6. Vikram Sarabhai 7. Norway 8. Swami Vivekananda 9. Napoleon 10. Francis Bacon 11. French President 12. Young stars and old stars 13. Bhutan 14. Proteins and peptones 15. Udham Singh 16. Sofia 17. Machiavelli 18. minus 40 degrees 19. NELCO 20. Cultivation and agriculture 21. An ad agency 22. China 23. P&G 24. Rajiv Gandhi 25. Nuclear weapons

1. The violent and tropical cyclones in China and Japan are known as a) Hurricanes b) Tornadoes c) Typhoons d) Willy-willies 2. Ornithology is the study of a) snakes b) ornaments c) precious gems d) birds 3. The mode of propagation of heat from the sun to earth is a) conduction b) convection alone c) radiation alone d) convection and radiation
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4. An electric motor is used to convert a) electrical energy into mechanical energy b) mechanical energy into kinetic energy c) mechanical energy into electrical energy d) higher voltage to lower voltage 5. One micron is equal to a) 10-6m b) 10-5 m c) 10-4 m d) 10-3 m 6. The time at any point when the sun reaches its as a) local time b) c) solar time d) on the earth’s surface calculated highest position in the sky is known sidereal time standard time

18. Who were the first Europeans in modern times to enter into trade relations with India? a) Dutch b) Portuguese c) French d) British 19. The two basic values of a constitutional government are a) stability and liberty b) liberty and equality c) equality and fraternity d) stability and justice 20. To be appointed as Advocate General of the State, the person should possess qualifications necessary for appointment as a) a judge of the Supreme Court b) a judge of the High Court c) a state governor d) chief minister of the state 21. State governors hold office a) during good behaviour b) during the pleasure of the Chief Minister c) During the Pleasure of the President d) For a fixed and unalterable term 22. Hay fever and Asthma belong to the category of a) deficiency diseases b) degenerative diseases c) hormonal diseases d) allergies 23. Which of the following is an element? a) silica b) Magnesia c) Glass d) Graphite 24. Which of the following legislatures is universally acclaimed as the ‘Mother of Parliaments’? a) Congress of the United States b) British Parliament c) Federal Assembly of Switzerland d) Canadian parliament 25. The function of a catalyst in a reaction is to a) decrease the rate of the reaction b) increase the rate of the reaction c) increase the pressure of the reactants d) decrease the pressure of the reactants
1. Typhoons 2. Birds 3. radiation alone 4. mechanical energy into electrical energy 5. 10-6m 6. local time 7. Kalahari 8. Kuro-shio Current 9. Cairo 10. Albania 11. Anticyclone 12. HD Thoreau 13. Karl Marx 14. Thomas Paine 15. Dr Rajendra Prasad 16. SN Banerjee 17. Indra 18. Portuguese 19. stability and justice 20. a judge of the High Court 21. During the Pleasure of the President 22. Allergies 23. Graphite 24. British Parliament 25. increase the rate of the reaction

7. A traveler is thirsty in a desert at 15 degree E and 25 degree S. The desert in the question is a) Kalahari b) Patagonia c) Sahara d) Mohave 8. Which one of the following is a cold water current? a) Canary current b) Caribbean Current c) Guinea Current d) Kuro-shio Current 9. Which one of the following is not a sea port? a) Cairo b) Dublin c) Lisbond) Rotterdam 10. Which one of the following is a land-locked country? a) Albania b) Bulgaria c) Hungary d) Romania 11. Which one of the following terms is used for the region of low atmospheric pressure? a) anticyclone b) cyclone c) hurricane d) thunderstorm 12. Who among the following is associated with the concept of Civil Disobedience? a) Voltaire b) Thomas Paine c) HD Thoreau d) Thomas Hobbes 3. Who wrote ‘Das Capital’? a) Engel b) Lenin c) Karl Marx d) Adam Smith 14. Who among the following was a proponent of the Rights of Man? a) Voltaire b) Thomas Paine c) HD Thoreau d) Thomas Hobbes 15. Who chaired the Constituent Assembly set up to prepare a draft on the Constitution of free India? a) Dr Rajendra Prasad b) Dr BR Ambedkar c) Jawaharlal Nehru d) C Rajagopalachari 16. Who was the first Indian to enter the Indian Civil Service? a) Satyendra Nath Tagore b) CC Desai c) SN Banerjee d) Subash Chandra Bose 17. The Vedic god Purandara was the same as a) Varuna b) Indra c) Yama d) Rudra

1. Which of the following techniques can be used to establish the paternity of a child? a) Protein analysis b) Chromosome counting c) DNA finger printing d) Quantitative analysis of DNA 2. What are the arteries supplying blood to the heart called? a) carotid arteries b) hepatic arteries c) coronary arteries d) pulmonary arteries
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3. How much is the recommended daily intake of protein for a moderately active woman? a) 30 g b) 37 g c) 40 g d) 46 g 4. Which of the following best defines the substance called antigen? a) it lowers body temperature b) it destroys harmful bacteria c) it triggers the immune system d) it is used an antidote to poison 5. Which of the following is affected by Leukemia? a) bone marrow b) brain c) lymph node d) blood cells 6. Which one of the following endocrine glands can function independent of the pituitary gland? a) thyroid b) gonads c) adrenals d) parathyroid 7. Which religion was given the greatest patronage by the Guptas? a) Hinduism b) Buddhism c) Jainism d) Islam 8. During whose reign did Fahien, the Chinese traveler, visit India? a) Chandra Gupta II b) Ashoka c) Harshavardhana d) Kanishka 9. Which religion was practiced by Chandra Gupta Maurya? a) Hinduism b) Buddhism c) Jainism d) Islam 10. Who was the founder of the Gupta dynasty? a) Chandra Gupta b) Samudra Gupta c) Chandra Gupta II d) Skanda Gupta 11. During whose reign did the great Sanskrit poet Kalidasa flourish? a) Chandra Gupta II b) Ashoka c) Samudra Gupta d) Chandra Gupta Maurya 12. Which of the following is not a function of the Election Commission? a) preparation of electoral rolls b) allotment of election symbols c) selection of candidates d) recognition of political parties 13. Which of the following is not a statutory body? a) Election Commission b) Finance Commission c) Planning Commission d) UPSC 14. How is the disagreement between the two Houses of Indian parliament finally resolved? a) by a joint session of the two Houses b) by the meditation of President c) By a joint committee of the two Houses for the purpose of Mediation d) By the mediation of the Prime Minister

15. Which article of the constitution cannot be amended by a simple majority in both Houses of the Parliament? a) Article 15 b) Article 17 c) Article 23 d) Article 27 16. What is the age of retirement of a Judge of a High Court in India? a) 55 years b) 60 years c) 62 years d) 65 years 17. Which one of the following is not a principal organ of the UN? a) General Assembly b) Security Council c) WHO d) Trusteeship Council 18. The UN General Assembly meeting is usually held in a) March b) May c) July d) September 19. Where is the headquarters of the World Bank? a) New York b) London c) Washington DC d) Paris 20. Where is the headquarters of the UN Security Council? a) New York b) San Francisco c) Washington DC d) Paris 21. Where is the headquarters of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)? a) Jakarta b) Manila c) Bangkok d) Taipei 22. Who is the only sister of Kauravas in Hindu mythology? a) Mundodari b) Dussala c) Subhadra d) Shurpanakha 23. What are the tropical cyclones of Bay of Bengal usually called? a) Hurricanes b) Typhoons c) Depressions d) Tornadoes 24. River Indravati is a tributary of a) Godavari b) Krishna c) Cauvery d) Ganga 25. Which one of the following rivers flows through Gujarat and Maharashtra? a) Godavari b) Mahi c) Tapti d) Sabarmati Answers 1. Quantitative analysis of DNA 2. coronary arteries 3. 46 g 4. it destroys harmful bacteria 5. bone marrow 6. parathyroid 7. Hinduism 8. Chandra Gupta II 9. Jainism 10. Chandra Gupta 11. Chandra Gupta II 12. selection of candidates 13. Planning Commission 14. by a joint session of the two Houses 15. Article 15 16. 62 years 17. WHO 18. September 19. Washington DC 20. New York 21. Jakarta 22. Dussala 23. Depressions 24. Godavari 25. Tapti 1. The words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed in the State Emblem of India are taken from a) Upanishads b) Aranyakas b) Sama Veda d) Rig Veda
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2. Whose court did Kalidasa, the great Sanskrit poet adorn? a) Chandra Gupta II b) Kumar Gupta c) Sundra Gupta d) Ashoka 3. Who was the founder of Magadh Empire? a) Bindusar b) Ajathashatru c) Bimbisar d) Udaya 4. Who among the following leaders died as a result of injuries sustained during a protest demonstration against Simon Commission? a) BG Tilak b) GK Gokhale c) Dadabai Naoroji d) Lala Lajpat Rai 5. Who founded the city of Amritsar? a) Maharaja Ranjith Singh b) Guru Ram Das c) Guru Gobind Singh d) Guru Teg Bahadur 6. Who designed the famous assault rifle AK – 47? a) Paul Harris b) Mikhail Kalashnikov c) Gary Kirsten d) Kenneth Kaunda 7. The principle of ‘Blood and Iron’ is associated with which world leader? a) Winston Churchill b) Otto Von Bismarck c) Stalin d) Hitler 8. Who among the Indian prime Minister raised the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’? a) Indira Gandhi b) Lal Bahadur Shastri c) Jawaharlal Nehru d) Rajiv Gandhi 9. Who was the first chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India? a) Vikram Sarabhai b) Homi J Bhaba c) Kasturirangan d) Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar 10. The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in a) United Kingdom b) Australia c) Canada d) USA 11. Which of the following was considered by Ambedkar as ‘the heart and soul of constitution’? a) Freedom of speech b) right to equality c) right to constitutional remedies d) right to freedom of religion 12. Panchsheel was enunciated in a) 1952 b) 1954 c) 1956 d) 1958 13. Who was the permanent chairman of the Constituent Assembly? a) BR Ambedkar b) Dr Rajendra Prasad c) Sardar Vallabhai Patel d) Lord Mountbatten 14. Who appoints the judges of the Supreme Court and High Court? a) Prime Minister b) Law Minister c) President d) Speaker of Lok Sabha 15. In India, the largest number of newspapers are published in a) Hindi b) English c) Telugu d)Urdu

16. The Indian Institute of Science is located at a) Mumbai b) Delhi c) Chennai d) Bangalore 17. What is the name of India’s first research station set up in Antarctica? a) Dakshin Gangotri b) Maitree c) Ramnotri d) None of these 18. Which of the following bank was conducting transactions on behalf of British Government till 1935? a) Reserve Bank of India b) Imperial Bank of India c) Hindustan Bank d) None of these 19. Which of the following is the highest peak in undisputed Indian Territory? a) Kanchenjunga b) Nanga Parbat c) Mount Everest d) Nanda Devi 20. Which one of the following is not a sea port? a) Kochi b) Paradeep c) Rameshwaram d) Vishakhapatnam 21. Which of the following is an inland drainage area? a) Chilka Region b) Sambhar area c) Rann of Kutch d) Mansarovar lake 22. What is the forest type found in Sunderbans? a) Mangrove b) tropical deciduous c) tropical evergreen d) temperate coniferous 23. Who is the goddess of love in Greek Mythology? a) Artemis b) Aphrodite c) Hera d) Athena 24. Who was the first Asian to become the Secretary General of the UN? a) Trygve Lie b) Dag Hammarskjold c) U Thant d) Dr Kurt Waldheim 25. Who is the only Indian tennis player to reach the semifinal of Wimbledon tennis singles? a) Vijay Amritraj b) Leander Paes c) Ramanathan Krishnan d) Mahesh Bhupati 26. Who was the first winner of the Booker Prize? a) William Golding b) PH Newby c) JM Coetzee d) Peter Carey 27. Who among the following writers refused the Nobel Prize for Literature? a) Winston Churchill b) Tony Morisson c) Jean Paul Sartre d) Rene Sully Prudhomme 28. When did UNICEF win the Nobel Peace Prize? a) 1965 b) 1959 c) 1969 d) 1975 29. What are the arteries supplying blood to the heart called? a) Carotid arteries b) hepatic arteries c) coronary arteries d) pulmonary arteries
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30. Which of the following accomplishes the transfer of genetic information from one generation to the next? a) X-chromosome b) Y-chromosome c) DNA d) RNA

12. World Environment Day is observed on a) June 5 b) September 7 c) October 8 d) February 10 13. Which one of the following is not a Fundamental Right guaranteed by our constitution? a) Right against exploitation b) Right to speak c) Right to equality d) Right to property 14. Kuki tribes inhabit which of the following states? a) Manipur b) Arunachal Pradesh c) Tamil Nadu d) Nagaland 15. Who wrote the book the Origin of Species? a) Charles Dickens b) Charles Darwin c) Charles Wald d) None of these 16. The first Earth Summit was held at a) Washington b) Rio-de-Janeiro c) Geneva d) Buenos Aires 17. Kuchipudi dance originated in a) Orissa b) Kerala c) Andhra Pradesh d) Karnataka 18. Who discovered the Law of Gravitation? a) Isaac Newton b) Pavlov c) Einstein d) Rutherford 19. The Temples of Khajuraho were built by a) Chandelas b) Pallavas c) Chalukyas d) Qutubuddin 20. CRISIL Rating AAA indicates a) High safety of a long-term debt b) Highest safety of medium-term debt c) Highest safety of short-term debt d) Highest safety of long-term debt 21. Which of the following items would not appear in a company’s balance sheet? a) Total issued capital b) Cash held at the bank c) Value of raw material stock d) Revenue from sales 22. How many National Waterways are there in India? a) 3 b) 5 c) 7 d) 9 23. OTIS is a brand name of a) software b) shoes c) lifts and elevators d) chemicals and paints 24. Ferozabad in UP is famous for its a) leather industry b) glass industry c) rubber industry d) cotton industry 25. The minimum number of directors in a private limited company is a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 7
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Answers 1. Upanishads 2. Chandra Gupta II 3. Bimbisar 4. Lala Lajpat Rai 5. Guru Ram Das 6. Mikhail Kalashnikov 7. Otto Von Bismarck 8. Lal Bahadur Shastri 9. Homi J Bhaba 10. United Kingdom 11. right to constitutional remedies 12. 1954 13. Dr Rajendra Prasad 14. President 15. Hindi 16. Bangalore 17. Dakshin Gangotri 18. Imperial Bank of India 19. Nanga Parbat 20. Rameshwaram 21. Rann of Kutch 22. Mangrove 23. Aphrodite 24. U Thant 25. Ramanathan Krishnan 26. PH Newby 27. Jean Paul Sartre 28. 1965 29. coronary arteries 30. DNA 1. The length of India’s coastline is a) 5000 km b) 5500 km c) 7500 km d) 5800 km 2. Which Indian state stands first in the production of coffee? a) Karnataka b) Tamil Nadu c) Kerala d) Andhra Pradesh 3. In India, the South-West Monsoon lasts between a) January to May b) March to August c) June to September d) June to August 4. Which country is the world’s largest producer of Mica? a) Russia b) USA c) India d) France 5. India shares its borders with how many countries? a) 4 b) 5 c) 6 d) 7 6. Which of the following countries is the biggest producer of cotton in the world? a) Russia b) USA c) Egypt d) China 7. The Renaissance originated in a) England b) Germany c) Italy d) Holland 8. What is the term of the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council? a) One year b) Two years c) Three years d) Six months 9. Where is the headquarters of the United Nations Organization? a) Geneva b) The Hague c) New York d) Paris 10. Who started the Sarvodaya Movement? a) Mahatma Gandhi b) Jayaprakash Narayan c) Jawaharlal Nehru d) Vinoba Bhave 11. Who presides over a meeting of the Lok Sabha? a) speaker b) Vice-president c) Prime Minister d) President

Answers 1. 7500 km 2. Karnataka 3. June to September 4. India 5. 6 6. China 7. Italy 8. Two years 9. New York 10. Vinoba Bhave 11. Speaker 12. June 5 13. Right to property 14. Nagaland 15. Charles Darwin 16. Rio-de-Janeiro 17. Andhra Pradesh 18. Isaac Newton 19. Chandelas 20. Highest safety of long-term debt 21. Total issued capital 22. 9 23. lifts and elevators 24. glass industry 25. 3 1. The term stagflation is used to describe a) inflation with growth b) inflation with recession c) deflation with growth d) deflation with recession 2. Pick the odd one out from the following: a) NSE b) BSE c) DSE d) SEBI 3. When demand is inelastic, an increase in the price of a commodity would cause the total expenditure of the consumers to a) increase b) decrease c) first increase and then decrease 4. Good will is a a) washing asset b) intangible asset c) fictitious asset d) current asset 5. When customs duty is levied according to the value of goods, it is called a) revenue duty b) excise duty c) specific duty d) ad valorem duty 6. Elasticity a) b) c) of demand indicates change in quantity demanded rate of change in quantity demanded change in income d) change in prices

12. The Planning Commission was set up in a) 1947 b) 1950 c) 1956 d) 1971 13. The largest island in the world is a) England b) Greenland c) New Zealand d) Australia 14. Wimbledon is a place associated with a) cricket b) football c) lawn tennis d) table tennis 15. Which one of the following states has a literacy rate lower than the national average? a) Kerala b) West Bengal c) Bihar d) Karnataka 16. Deficit financing creates additional paper currency to fill up the gap between expenditure and revenue. This device aims at economic development. But if it fails, it generates a) deflation b) de-monetization c) devaluation d) inflation 17. Which Indian state stands first in the production of Zinc? a) Andhra Pradesh b) Maharashtra c) Bihar d) Rajasthan 18. Which element present in the human diet is considered a major cause of heart diseases? a) proteins b) carbohydrates c) sodium d) cholesterol 19. The Capital of Australia is a) Sydney b) Canberra c) Melbourne 20. A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water is called a) Oasis b) Strait c) Isthmus d) Bay 21. Who won the F1 German Grand Prix in 2008? a) Kimi Raikkonen b) Lewis Hamilton c) Felipe Massa d) Fernando Alonso 22. Who won the Tour de France 2008 cycling championship? a) Carlos Sastre b) Cadel Evans c) Bernhard Kohl d) Denis Menchov 23. Who was recently conferred with the 'Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace-2008? a) Desmond Tito b) Nelson Mandela c) Somnath Chatterjee d) Aung San Suu Ki 24. Which country will play host to the 15th SAARC Summit? a) Sri Lanka b) India c) Pakistan d) Bangladesh 25. Which one of the following countries was admitted as the eighth member of SAARC in 2007? a) Afghanistan b) Pakistan c) Nepal d) Maldives
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7. Sundarlal Bahuguna is associated with which of the following? a) Chipko Movement b) Literacy mission c) Bhoodan movement d) Leprosy eradication 8. The soil best suited for cotton cultivation is a) red soil b) laterite soil c) black soil d) desert soil 9. The term hydroponics is used to refer to a) sound propagation under water b) cultivation of plants in water c) a water-borne disease d) under-water electronic devices 10. The Capital of Finland is a) Vienna b) Budapest c) Helsinki d) Canberra 11. The Planning Commission was set up by the a) Parliament b) Joint decision of the Union government and the States c) Government of India d) President

Polymethyl Methacrylate Answers 1. inflation with recession 2. SEBI 3. Increase 4. intangible asset 5. ad valorem duty 6. rate of change in quantity demanded 7. Chipko Movement 8. black soil 9. cultivation of plants in water 10. Helsinki 11. Government of India 12. 1950 13. Greenland 14. lawn tennis 15. Bihar 16. Inflation 17. Rajasthan 18. cholesterol 19. Canberra 20. Strait 21. Lewis Hamilton 22. Carlos Sastre 23. Nelson Mandela 24. Sri Lanka 25. Afghanistan Which is the. metal used in Aircrafts ? Titanium The best conductor of electricity Silver The Process of coating of Iron with Zinc Galvanization The membrane that covers the lungs Pleura The instrument used for RBC counting Haemocyato Meter The cell organ that helps in the synthesis of proteins Ribosome . Which gland is called 'The chemical factory of the body'? Liver The red coloured pigment of blood, which accepts oxygen Hemoglobin Tiger belongs to the family of Cat A substance that radiates light when heated is called Incandescent Fishes breath through Gills In onion food is stored in the form of ? Cellulose Which is known as the "prince of species" ? Vanilla Which is the first hormone prepared by' genetic engineering? . Insulin Tachometer is a device used to measure Revolutions per minute' Which chemicals used to remove acidity in stomach? Magnesium hydroxide. Pure water is obtained from seawater by the process called Distillation The unit used to measure the energy in food Calorie who prepared soda water for the first time? Joseph Priestly Which is ,the important Carbohydrate present in plants? Starch Which was the first metal made by man? Copper Tibia bone is present in which part of our body Leg Contact lenses are made from? Name the lens used to correct Astigmatism Cylindrical lens Which is known as animal starch Glycogen' Which is the edible portion of a mango? Mesocarp Which is the heaviest of the solar system? . The Sun Development of an egg without fertilization is called Parthenogenesis The acid present in Vinegar Acetic acid Leptospira the Pathogen, causing ? Wails disease A substance poisonous to an organism is called Toxin Which is the most common mineral ? Silica Name of the ester present in Orange Octyl acetate
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The first effective vaccine against polio was prepared by Jonas E. Salk. 2. World AIDS day is observed on December 1 3. Television was started in the year 1959. 4. Where is the national Environment Engineering Research Institute located ? Nagpur. 5. National Science day is observed on 28th February to commemorate The day of declaration of Raman effect. 6. The science dealing with the study of the heart and its diseases is known as cardiology. 7. When was the first Atomic Energy Commission set up in India? August10, 1948 8. India conducted the first nuclear explosion in the year May 18, 1974. 9. What does the abbreviation ANERT stand for Agency for non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology 10. The scientist who discovered that the earth revolves round the sun Copernicus. 11. ECG is an instrument used in the study of Heart. 12. Ecology is the branch of science which deals with Balance of Nature 13. The district in which the central root research institute is
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situated. Thiruvananthapuram 14. Rainbow is caused due to Refraction and dispersion . 15. What is the full form of LPG? Liquified Petroleum Gas. 16. Leaves are green due to the presence of Chlorophyll. 17. What drug does tobacco contain Nicotine. 18. What does talcum power consists of Magnesium silicate. 19. The main consistent of gobar gas Methane. 20. A gland known as the gland of emergency Adrenal gland. 21. The largest flower in the world? Rafflesia 22. The smallest bone in the human body? Stapes. 23. The colouring substance present in bile Bilirubin. 24. The hormones helps to ripen fruits. Ethylene. 25. Milk is an example of suspension. 26. Which sector in India uses coal in maximum quantity? Thermal plants. 27. Who discovered Natural Radioactivity? Henry Becquerel 28. The acid present in oranges citric acid 29. The density of water is maximum in 4 degree Centigrade. 30. The material used in the manufacture of lead pencils graphite. 31. Which bird found in New Zealand is uable to fly and has hair instead of feathers and a very long beak Kiwi. 32. Who found out Radio Activity? Henry Becquerel 33.The instrument which is used for measuring blood pressure? Spygmomanometer 34.What is always contained in amalgams? Mercury 35.Decimel system of number originated in: India 36.Father of cloning: Dr.IanWilmut 37.According to WHO, the disease which causes the death of the largest number of people today is: Tuberculosis 38.Hydrogen Bomb is based on: Nuclear fusion 39. Liquefied Petroleum Gas consists of mainly: Methane, Butane and Propane 40.Diamond is the purest form of

Crystalline rock 41.The exact copy of a written or printed message is transmitted to distant places through a device attached to a telephone. What is it called? Fax 42.The energy possessed by the water collected in the reservoir of a dam Potential Energy 43.Bleaching powder is produced by passing chlorine over this substance: Solid slaked lime 44.The most important raw material for generation of power in India: Coal 45.Maximum yield of milk is obtained from ----variety of cows Red Sindhi 46.Deforestation causes the following: Drought,flood and soil erosion 47.The most abundant substance on earth is : Water 48.The unit of power is: Watt 49.The world famous mineral region in India: Chotanagpur 50.The gas which causes acid rain industrial area: Sulphurdioxide Book
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