Thursday, December 08, 2011


1. The Qutub Minar was completed by the famous ruler—(A) Qutub-ud-din Aibak(B) Iltutmish(C) Firoz Shah Tughlaq(D) Alauddin Khilji

2. Which of the following are incorrectly paired ?
(A) Krishnadeva Raya—Amukta malyada
(B) Harshavardhana—Nagananda
(C) Kalidasa —Ritusamhara
(D) Visakhadatta—Kiratarjuniyam

3. Who was the first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress ?(A) Muhammed Ali Jinnah(B) Badruddin Tyabji(C) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan(D) Abul Kalam Azad

4. During which Gupta King’s reign did the Chinese traveler Fa-hien visit India ?
(A) Chandra Gupta I(B) Samudra Gupta(C) Chandra Gupta II(D) Kumara Gupta

5. The administrative consequence of the Revolt of 1857 was transfer of power from—
(A) East India Company to the British Crown(B) British Crown to the East India Company(C) East India Company to the Governor General(D) British Crown to the Board of Directors

6. The issue on which the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930 was launched was—
(A) Equal employment opportunities for Indians(B) The proposed execution of Bhagat Singh(C) Salt monopoly exercised by the British Government(D) Complete freedom

7. The Rajya Sabha is dissolved after—
(A) Every five years(B) Every six years(C) On the advice of the Prime Minister(D) None of the above

8. Who was the last Governor-General of India ?(A) Sir Cripps(B) Lord Mountbatten(C) C. Rajagopalachari(D) Sir Attlee

9. Which party provided two Prime Ministers in two years’ time ?(A) B.J.P.(B) Janata Party(C) Janata Dal(D) Samajwadi Janata Party

10. Which Directive Principle bears the direct impact of Gandhi’s moral philosophy ?
(A) Equal pay for equal work(B) Provision of free legal aid and advice(C) Prohibition of the slaughter of cows(D) Protection of the monuments of historical importance

11. Which Article of the Indian Constitution abolishes ‘Untouchability’ ? (A) 14(B) 15(C) 16(D) 17

12. In case the President wishes to resign, to whom is he to address his resignation letter ?
(A) Chief Justice of India(B) Secretary of Lok Sabha(C) Vice-President(D) Prime Minister

13. The Preamble of our Constitution reads India as—(A) Sovereign, Democratic, Socialist, Secular Republic(B) Socialist, Democratic, Secular Republic(C) Democratic, Sovereign, Secular, Socialist Republic
(D) Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic

14. Which of the following are Financial Committees of Parliament in India ?1. Public Accounts Committee2. Estimates Committee3. Committee on Public Undertaking(A) 1 and 3
(B) 1 and 2(C) 2 and 3(D) 1, 2 and 3

15. Match the following cities and their airports—
List-I (a) Chhatrapati Shivaji(b) Heathrow(c) Payalebar(d) Kaitak
List-II 1. Singapore2. Hongkong 3. London 4. Mumbai
            (a)        (b)        (c)      (d)
(A)       2          4          1          3
(B)       3          2          4          1
(C)       1          3          2          4
(D)       4          3         1          2

16. Which one of the following methods of soil conservation is most effective in arid areas ?
(A) Mulching(B) Shelter belt(C) Gully plugging(D) Terracing

17. The river which is not Westflowing towards the Arabian Sea is—(A) Narmada(B) Tapti(C) Periyar(D) Kaveri

18. Tsunamis are caused by—(A) Mixing of cold and warm currents(B) Earthquakes(C) Changes in sea level(D) Volcanic eruption

19. Which current is responsible for increasing the temperature of Western Europe ?(A) Labrador current(B) Gulf stream(C) Canari current(D) North Equatorial current

20. Smog is a combination of—(A) Air and water vapours(B) Water and smoke(C) Fire and water(D) Smoke and fog

21. A refrigerator operating in a chemist’s shop is an example of—(A) Free good(B) Final good(C) Producer’s good(D) Consumer’s good

22. Disinvestment is—(A) Offloading of shares of private companies to government(B) Offloading of government shares to private companies(C) Increase in investment(D) Closing down of business concerns

23. S.D.R. stands for—(A) Special Dollar Rights(B) Special Drawing Rights(C) State Drawing Rights(D) Specific Dollar Rights

24. The Commission in India dealing with minimum support price, procurement price, etc. in connection with agricultural goods is the—(A) Planning Commission(B) Agricultural Costs and Prices Commission(C) Agricultural Price Commission(D) National Marketing Commission

25. Which one of the following is a development expenditure ?(A) Irrigation expenditure(B) Civil administration(C) Debt services(D) Grant-in-aid

26. When average cost of production (AC) falls, marginal cost of production must be—
(A) Rising(B) Falling(C) Greater than the average cost(D) Less than the average cost

27. Green Banking means—(A) Development of forestry by banks(B) Financing of environmental friendly projects by banks(C) Financing of irrigation projects by banks(D) None of the above

28. Which one of the following is not correct ?(A) First Five Year Plan, 1951-56(B) Second Five Year Plan, 1956-61(C) Third Five Year Plan, 1961-66(D) Fourth Five Year Plan, 1966-71

29. Which one of the following is not a quantitative credit control technique ?
(A) Bank Rate(B) Cash Reserve Ratio(C) Statutory Liquidity Ratio(D) Increase of interest rate on saving deposit

30. Which one of the following statements is correct ?(A) Good money drives bad money out of circulation(B) Bad money drives good money out of circulation(C) Good and bad money cannot circulate together(D) Cannot say

31. Tetanus is caused by—(A) Clostridium(B) Virus(C) Bacteriophage(D) Salmonella

32. Vitamin E is particularly important for—(A) Development of teeth(B) Carbohydrate metabolism(C) Normal activity of sex glands(D) General health of epithelial tissues

33. Birds usually have a single—(A) Kidney(B) Lung(C) Testis(D) Ovary

34. Blood pressure is controlled by—(A) Adrenal gland(B) Thyroid gland(C) Thymus(D) Corpus luteum

35. The carbon dioxide content in the air that we exhale is about—(A) 4%(B) 8%(C) 12%(D) 16%

36. Maximum harm to a tree is caused by—(A) Loss of half of its leaves(B) Loss of all leaves(C) Loss of half of its branches(D) Loss of its bark

37. Mineral constituent of chlorophyll is—(A) Iron(B) Magnesium(C) Calcium(D) Potassium

38. Which part of tongue bears cells for sour taste ?(A) Front(B) Back(C) Sides(D) Middle

39. The deficiency of Vitamin B causes—(A) Scurvy(B) Dermatitis(C) Beri-beri(D) Phynoderma

40. In which vertebrate does oxygenated and deoxygenated blood get mixed ? (A) Fish(B) Amphibian(C) Bird(D) Mammal

41. Which of the following circuit elements is used to ‘block’ DC in an electronic circuit ?(A) Resistance(B) Capacitance(C) Inductance(D) Diode

42. Spectacles used for viewing 3D films have—(A) Bifocal lens(B) Convex lens(C) Concave lens(D) Polaroids

43. The number of satellites of the planet Mercury is—(A) 0(B) 1(C) 2(D) 16

44. A boy sitting in an open car moving with constant speed throws a ball straight up into the air. The ball falls—(A) Behind him(B) In front of him(C) Into his hand(D) By his side

45. Which of the following does not belong to the solar system ?(A) Asteroids(B) Comets(C) Planets(D) Nebulae

46. The process involved in making soap is—(A) Saponification(B) Hydrolysis(C) Condensation(D) Polymerisation

47. Sea water can be purified by the process of—(A) Distillation(B) Evaporation(C) Filtration(D) Fractional distillation

48. Detergents clean surfaces on the principle of—(A) Viscosity(B) Surface tension(C) Elasticity(D) Floatation

49. The compound to which H2 does not add is—(A) Biphenyl ethylene(B) Tetraphenyl ethylene(C) Tetrachloro ethane(D) Tetracyano ethylene

50. Ammonal is a mixture of—(A) Aluminium powder and ammonium nitrate(B) Aluminium powder and ammonium chloride(C) Aluminium powder and ammonium sulphate(D) Aluminium powder and potassium nitrate

ANSWER:- 1 : (B) 2 : (D) 3 : (B) 4 : (C) 5 : (A) 6 : (D) 7: (D) 8 : (C) 9 : (B) 10 : (B) 11 : (D) 12 : (C) 13 : (D) 14s : (D) 15 : (D) 16 : (B) 17 : (D) 18 : (B) 19 : (D) 20 : (D) 21 : (D) 22 : (B) 23 : (B) 24 : (B) 25 : (A) 26 : (D) 27 : (B) 28 : (D) 29 : (D) 30 : (B) 31 : (A) 32 : (C) 33 : (D) 34 : (A) 35 : (A) 36 : (B) 37 : (B) 38 : (C) 39 : (C) 40 : (B) 41 : (B) 42 : (A) 43 : (A) 44 : (C) 45 : (D) 46 : (A) 47 : (A) 48 : (B) 49 : (D) 50 : (A)

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