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History: Ancient
1. Which one of the following pairs of Harappan sites and their locations is not correctly matched ? a. Alamgirpur — Uttar Pradesh b. Banawali — Haryana c. Diamabad — Maharashtra d. Rakhigarhi — Rajasthan 2. Jivaka, the famous physician of the time of Gautama Buddha, was associated with the court of— a. Bimbisara b. Chanda Pradyota c. Prasenajeta d. Udayana 3. What is the difference (in years) between the Vikrama and Saka eras ? a. 57 years b. 78 years c. 135 years d. 320 years 4. Who among the following rulers paid attention to the water resource management in Girnar region some centuries before the Christian era ? I. Mahapadma Nanda II. Chandragupta Maurya III. Ashoka IV. Rudradaman Select the correct answer from the code given below— a. 1, 2 b. 2, 3 c. 3, 4

Egypt c. Cyrene b. Macedonia d. Saktas c. 16 : 1 b. Saivites b. Kushana 7. The inscription belonging to which one of the following dynasties confirms the tradition that Lumbini was the birth place of Sakyamuni Buddha ? a. Sun worshippers 5. Firoz Shah Tughlaq d. Which literature had its classical age under Krishnadeva Raya. Kharavela d. The department of Public Works was established for the first time by— a. 4 5. Who were the ‘Nayanars’ ? a. Ibrahim Shah Sharqi d. Maurya b. 3. Balban c. 40 : 1 d. Alauddin Khalji b. Telugu 2. Konkani b. Who among the following kings had strong leaning towards Jainism ? a. Tamil d. Huvishka History Medieval 1. Malayalam c. Sikandar Lodi 3. Ptolemy Philadelphus with whom Ashoka had diplomatic relations was the ruler of— a. 64 : 1 . Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq b. Iltutmish 4. 32 : 1 c. What was the rate of exchange between the Copper Dam and Silver Rupaya under Sher Shah ? a. the famous Vijayanagara king ? a. Firoz Shah Tughlaq c. Dasratha b. Brihadratha c. Satavahana d. 2. Syria 6. The city of Jaunpur was founded by— a.d. Vaishnavites d. Sunga c.

Burma c. The transfer of capital of British India from Calcutta to Delhi was effected during the period of— a. Mukundi Lal c. IV. Farrukhsiyar b. Shah Alam-II d. 1. 4. 2. Abul Kalam Azad c. Jawaharlal Nehru d. Vallabhbhai Patel 6. Which one of the following revolutionaries involved in Kakori case had escaped the trial ? a. b. Lord Reading 3. Shah Alam-I c. Which plan became the basis for Indian independence? a. Manmath Nath Gupta . 3. After the arrest of Gandhiji during the Salt Satyagraha. 1 1. Afghanistan b. 2 History: Modern 1. who took his place as leader of the movement ? a. II. 4 3. None of the above 5. 4. 1. Lord Chelmsford d. 4 2. c. Nepal d. III. I. Arrange the following events of Akbar’s reign in a chronological order : Abolition of Jazia Construction of Ibadatkhana Signing of Mahzar Foundation of Din-i-Ilahi Select the correct answer from the code given below— a. The Durand line demarcated India’s border with— a. Shujaud Daula 2. 2. 3. Lord Minto b. Cripps Plan b. Mountbatten Plan d. Lord Hardinge c. 3. Wavell Plan c. d. Abbas Tyabji b. Sachindra Nath Bakshi b. Chandra Shekhar Azad d. Tibet 4.6. Which one of the following rulers had granted Diwani to the East India Company ? a.

Uttar Pradesh 4. West Bengal c. The Union List b. The distribution of finances between centre and states is done on the recommendation of— a. 540 b. Roshan Singh d. Which State Legislative Assembly has the maximum strength (number of members)? a. Britain c. 552 d. The maximum strength of Lok Sabha has been fixed at— a. Chandra Shekhar Azad 8. Dayaram Gidumal b.A. The concept of ‘Fundamental Rights’ enshrined in the Indian Constitution was borrowed from which country’s constitution ? a. Residuary List 3. NABARD 2. Finance Ministry b. 545 c. Maharashtra d. Rajendra Lahiri c. Which one of the following revolutionaries was executed in the Gorakhpur Jail ? a. 555 .S.7. Karve c. D. Batukeshwar Datt c. K. France b. Mahadev Govind Ranade Polity 1. Russia 5. The subjects on which both the Centre and State Governments can legislate are contained in— a. U. Sardar Bhagat Singh d. Whose sustained efforts led to the establishment of the first women’s university in Bombay ? a. Ras Behari Bose b. Reserve Bank of India d. Finance Commission c. Who changed the name of Hindustan Republic Association founded by Sachindra Sanyal to ‘Hindustan Socialist Republic Association’ ? a. Andhra Pradesh b. Ramabai d. Ashfaqullah Khan 9. Ramprasad Bismil b. The Concurrent List d. The State List c. d.

Prime Minister of India c. January 26. Finance Minister d. C. Which one of the following taxes is levied and collected by the Union but distributed between Union and States ? a. 1950 7. Rajagopalachari b. Tax on income other than on agricultural income c. 25 years b. 35th Amendment d. 1949 d. 35 years 11. 30 years c. June 30. The minimum age required for election to Rajya Sabha is— a. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 14. 1947 b. November 26. Chairman of the Rajya Sabha 8. Who is the Chairman of the Planning Commission ? a. 32 years d. 1948 c. It can be introduced in either of the Houses of Parliament c. It cannot be introduced in the Lok Sabha d.6. Speaker of the Lok Sabha d. Which part of Indian Constitution has been described as the soul of the Constitution ? a. Which one of the following statements is correct regarding the introduction of money bill ? a. Pattabhi Sitaramayya c. August 15. President of India b. Corporation tax b. Directive Principle of State Policy . The only Indian Governor General was— a. The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on— a. Fundamental Rights b. President b. It is introduced in the Lok Sabha 9. Prime Minister c. 36th Amendment 13. In India the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee is appointed by— a. Money bill is introduced in Rajya Sabha b. Sikkim became a new state by– a. Customs 12. Rajendra Prasad d. 30th Amendment b. Governor of Reserve Bank 10. Tax on railway fares and freights d. 34th Amendment c.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah d. Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies with certain exemptions. 1947 d.15. The Government of India Act. Protection of minorities The Panchayati Raj was recommended by— a. 16. Salt Laws The 52nd amendment to the Constitution of India deals with— a. Concurrent List d. Press Act of 1910 c. 2. State List c. 10 members to Rajya Sabha b. Union List b. 1935 b. Reservation c. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre d. Defection b. The Cripps Mission of 1942 c. 15 members to Rajya Sabha d. Election d. R. Right to Constitutional Remedies Name the Indian who attended all the Three Round Table Conferences— a. Ambedkar b. will be redefined. Tej Bahadur Sapru Rabindranath Tagore relinquished his Nighthood as a measure of protest against— a. Special List After President’s signature on the recommendation of Delimitation Commission. Mahatma Gandhi c. 19. 18. 2 members to Rajya Sabha c. The Preamble d. The Indian Independence Act. 17. Balwantrai Mehta Committee Report. 1. Partition of Bengal b. B. 1957 The President of India can nominate— a. 21. 4. 12 members to Rajya Sabha Economic Planning is included in the Constitution of India in— a. c. 20. 3. Which of the following are exempted ? Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur Assam Nagaland Jharkhand Select the correct answer from the code given below— (A) 1 only (B) 2 and 3 (C) 3 and 4 .

Eskimos — Greenland Indian Geography 1. elect the correct answer from the code given below : . Jupiter d. Kirghiz — Central Asia b.A. Milan — Silk d. neither (A) nor (B) 2. Japan b. 2.S. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? a. Brahmagupta c.(D) 1. Switzerland 2. U. full moon only b. Reason (R) : Atomic minerals are ubiquitous in India. new moon only c. 3 and 4 Geography: Physical 1. Kimberley — Diamond b. Among the following which country has the highest life expectancy at birth (in years)? a. Aryabhatta b. d. Mars b. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? a. Venus c. both (A) and (B) d. Red Indians — North America d. Sheffield — Cutlery 3. Titan is the largest moon or satellite of— a. Denmark c. Masai — West Africa c. Who among the following was of the view that the Earth revolves round the Sun ? a. Havana — Meat packing c. None of the above 3. Saturn Geography: World 1. Consider the following statements Assertion (A) : Atomic energy in India promises to meet the future energy demand of the country. Varahamihira d. Every solar eclipse takes place on— a.

2. Tamil Nadu 3. Muri 2. Damodar is a tributary of river— a. Fertiliser 4. C. Jhelum d. Orissa Karnataka Gujarat Rajasthan . Andhra Pradesh c. Suvarn Rekha 7. 3. Padma d. Ganga b. Aluminium 2341 2413 1234 2431 8. 4. but (R) is false d. Tamil Nadu 6. Gurgaon 3. D. Hugli c. Which of the following states has the longest coast line? a. On which Indian river is the highest bridge of the world being constructed ? a. Match following 1. Beas 4. 3. 2. B. Vishakhapatnam 1. Satluj c. Gujarat b. Ship-building 3. but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A) c. but (R) is true 2. Panki 4. a. Both (A) and (R) are true. West Bengal b. Chilka lake is situated in— a. Chenab b. Automobile 2. Gondwana system c. Mineral Oil Gypsum Gold Bauxite (A) 1 2 3 4 1. Orissa d. Which of the following rock systems in India is the main source of coal deposits ? a. (A) is true. Vindhyan system 5. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A) b. Cudappa system d. Maharashtra c.Match 1. (A) is false. Kerala d. 4. Dharwar system b.A.

Kerala. Indian Overseas Bank d. Kerala b. Arunachal Pradesh. Mizoram and Sikkim c. Kerala. West Bengal. Bihar. Which of the following Banks is first in establishing its branch in China ? a. 1947 b. The Commercial Banks were Nationalized in— a. UCO Bank . Kerala 2. Kerala 3. Maharashtra d. HDFC Bank c. Uttar Pradesh. UTI Bank 3. Mixed economy means— a. Bank of Baroda b. Arunachal Pradesh. ICICI Bank b. Bihar d. State Bank of India d. West Bengal c. West Bengal. Sikkim and Nagaland d. 1992 2. West Bengal. Punjab National Bank c. West Bengal. Nagaland. none of the above 4. Bihar. existence of both private and public sectors c. The correct descending order of major states of India in terms of density of population (2001) is— a. 1969 d. Arunachal Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh. According to 2001 Census the least densely populated states of India in ascending order are— a. Nagaland and Sikkim b.(B) 2 1 4 3 (C) 4 3 1 2 (D) 3 4 2 1 Census Related 1. existence of both small and big industries b. Mizoram. 1951 c. Mizoram. Mizoram. Sikkim and Nagaland Economy 1. Uttar Pradesh c. Which one of the following is the most urbanized states of India according to 2001 Census? a. Which among the following is a public sector Commercial Bank ? a. Bihar. Gujarat b. Uttar Pradesh. existence of both primary and secondary sectors d.

Sangam Yojana is concerned with— a. 50 d. 7 c. then the area will be increased by— a. all children in the age group 4–8 c. 125% d. 25 c. provision for clean drinking water b. 100% c. 80 2. employment to disabled persons d. 6 b. 8 d. How many IITs will be set up in the 11th Five Year Plan ? a. employment to urban women folk c. Schemes 1. Electron-volt is the unit for (A) energy (B) charge of electron (C) potential difference . all children in the age group 3–10 b. helping the invalids Aptitude/Maths 1. If the circumference of a circle is increased by 50%. providing training and skills to women 3. Swavalamban Scheme is concerned with providing— a. all children in the age group 6–14 2. provision for cleaning rivers c.Govt. 225% Science Physics 2. employment to rural women folk b. 20 b. all children in the age group 5–15 d. promoting communal harmony d. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan covers— a. 50% b. The number is— a. 9 4. A number is 20 more than its 20%.

Bauxite is an ore of— (A) Aluminium (B) Boron (C) Lead (D) Silver 3. Among the following which fruit is a rich source of iron? (A) Jamun (B) Karonda (C) Loquat (D) Guava 2. Name the gas which under normal conditions produces pollution in the atmosphere? (A) Carbon monoxide (CO) (B) Carbon dioxide (CO2) . Which of the following disease is caused by a virus? (A) Diphtheria (B) Malaria (C) Cholera (D) Hepatitis 4.(D) power Chemistry 1. An atom bomb is based on the principle of (A) nuclear fission (B) nuclear fusion (C) nuclear spallation (D) none of these 2. Which of the following methods is used to determine the age of the earth? (E) Carbon dating (F) Germanium dating (G) Uranium dating (H) All the above Biology 1. Vitamin which promotes wound healing is— (A) Vitamin B (B) Vitamin C (C) Vitamin A (D) Vitamin D 3. The term ‘Siamese Twins’ is used for— (A) twins in which there is one male and one female (B) twins in which both are females (C) twins suffering from a common disease of siam (D) twins physically attached to each other Environment Biodiversity (EnB) 1.

Kerala b. Dudhawa National Park is situated in the district of— (A) Lalitpur (B) Pilibhit (C) Lakhimpur Khiri (D) Sonbhadra Agro related 1. Mirzapur c. Lucknow . Cu d. Agra b. Agra c. The most toxic metal pollutant of the automobile exhaust is— (A) Copper (B) Lead (C) Cadmium (D) Mercury 3. Ghaziabad d. Punjab d. Zn c. Tamil Nadu d. White bud of maize is caused due to deficiency of— a. Maharashtra Misc GK UP Related 1. In which district of Uttar Pradesh has the first Police Museum of the country been established ? a. Sant Ravi Das Nagar 2. N b. Uttar Pradesh b. Mn 2. The major coffee producing state in India is— a. Allahabad b. In which one of the following districts of Uttar Pradesh has the Indian Carpet Technology Institute been established? a. Moradabad d. Laterite soil is found in— a. Karnataka c.(C) Nitrogen (N2) (D) Oxygen (O2) 2. Himachal Pradesh c. West Bengal 3.

Pullijaman 4. Khosla ka Ghosla 3. 2008 between Kolkata (India) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) has been named— (A) Sadbhavna Express (B) Shanti Express (C) Maitri Express (D) Aman Express 4. In the final he defeated— (A) Anand Pawar (B) Arvind Bhat (C) Chetan Anand . Lage Raho Munnabhai 2. 2008 ? (A) British Prime Minister Gardon Brown (B) French President Nicolas Sarcozy (C) Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (D) Russian President Vladimir Putin Awards 1. Care of Footpath 2. Best Popular Film 3. 2 (B) 2. Thailand’s Ponsana Boonsak won the men’s singles of the India open Grand Prix Badminton championship held in Hyderabad in April 2008. Best Feature Film 2. Madhuri Dixit Ratan Tata Sachin Tendulkar Viswanathan Anand Select the correct answer from the code given below— (A) 1. Best Children Film 4. Match List-I (category) with List-II (54th National Film Award winners) and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists— Award 1.Who among the following received Padma Vibhushan Award of 2008? I. 4 Sports 1. Best Hindi Film (A) (B) (C) (D) 1324 3412 3241 4213 Name 1. 3. IV. Who among the following was the Chief Guest on the occasion of Republic Day.International 3. The train which was started on April 14. II. 4 (D) 2. III. 3 (C) 3.

(D) Zhendong Guo 2. Indian Institute of Remote sensing is located at— (A) Ahmedabad (B) Dehradun (C) Shriharikota (D) None of the above . The winner of French Open. UNO has fixed the target for ‘Education for All’ till the year— (A) 2012 (B) 2013 (C) 2014 (D) 2015 5. 2008 (Ladies singles) was— (A) Dinara Safina (B) Ana Ivanovic (C) Jelena Jankovic (D) Svetlana Kuznetsova Days 1. National Dairy Development Board is located in— (A) Anand (B) Gandhinagar (C) Vadodara (D) Valsad 4. March 24 (2008) was observed as— (A) World AIDS Day (B) World Disabled Day (C) World Environment Day (D) World Tuberculosis (TB) Day Places 1. In April 2008 fourth convention of Nuclear safety was held in— (A) Vienna (B) London (C) Paris (D) Rome 2. was— (A) Karnataka (B) West Bengal (C) Services (D) Punjab 3. The winner of the 62nd Santosh Trophy. held in June 2008. The headquarter of which of the following is correctly given ? (A) UNO — London (B) WTO — Geneva (C) ILO — New York (D) FAO — Chicago 3.

6. Asia’s first human DNA Bank has been set up in— (A) New Delhi (B) Hyderabad (C) Lucknow (D) Mumbai .

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