General - Studies ( 2014 )

1. The nonmetal that conducts heat and current

(a) Graphite (b) Boron (c) Silicon (d) Phosphorous

2. The fourth state of matter

(a) Plasma (b) Solid (c) Viscous (d) Super cooled

3. Pressure cooker cooks rice faster because

(a) It always lets the steam escape

(b) High pressure crushes the hard covering of rice grains

(c) It does not let the heat energy escape easily

(d) High pressure raises the boiling point of water 

4. Which of the following foods is the best source of Protein?

(a) Butter (b) Fish (c) Lettuce (d) Milk 

5. D R D O Stands for

(a) Department of Research and Development organizations

(b) Dental Research and Development Organization

(c) Documentary Reforms and Deployment Organization

(d) Defense Research and Development organization 

6.  The earlier name of Sher Shah was

(a) Juna khan (b) Sarafraj khan (c) Farid khan (d) Khijir khan 

7. The celebrated novel ‘Godfather’ was authored by

(a) Harold Robins (b) John Milton (c) Victor Hugo (d) Maria Puzo 

8. Koutilya wrote the book named

(a) Mudrarakhsas (b) Astadhyai (c) Buddhacharit (d) Arthasastra 

9. In India, due to the influence of retreating monsoon, rainfall occurs in the

(a) Coromondal coast (b) Northern cirears coast (c) Konkon coast (d) Malabar Coast 

10. The gas present in the stratosphere which filters out some of the sun’s ultraviolet light and provides an effective shield against radiation damage to living things is

(a) Helium (b) Ozone (c) Oxygen (d) Methane 

11. The person who gave the permission to Job Charnak to do business in Bengal

(a) Khurshid Khuli Kha (b) Sayasta Kha (c) Sujauddin (d) Farukhshiyar 

12. The extinct animal used in the logo of W W F is

(a) Tiger (b) Giant Panda (c) Dodo (d) Rhinoceros 

13. Who was recently appointed as the interim president of BCCI

(a) Jagmohan Dalmiya (b) Sunil Gavaskar (c) Sashant Manohar (d) Ravi Shastri

14. When the high tide is lower and the low tide is higher then at normal time it is called the:

(a) Spring tide (b) Neap tide (c) Tidal bore (d) Syzygy

15. A body moving uniformly along a circular path has

(a) Constant velocity (b) Constant speed (c) Variable speed (d) Same direction of motion 

16. Most impure form of naturel water is

(a) River water (b) Lake water (c) Sea water (d) Rain water 

17. The first woman Prime Minister in the world is –

(a) Sirimavo Bandarnayek (b) Margaret Thatcher (c) Indira Gandhi (d) Begum Khaleda Zia 

18. Socrates, the wise man of ancient world who developed the method of enquiry and instruction, belonged to

(a) France (b) Athens (c) Greece (d) China 

19. The highest peak in india is

(a) Kanchanjunga (b) Mt. Everst (c) Mt. Godwin Austen (K2) (d) Manga Parbat 

20. The vedic deity indra was the god of

(a) Wind (b) Eternity (c) Rain and thunder (d) Fire   

21. Ecology is the study of interrelations among –

(a) Soil and water (b) Man and environment (c) Organisms and environment (d) Members of a family

22. Ornithology is the

(a) study of bones (b) study of birds (c) study of smells (d) None of the above 

23. Light energy is converted into chemical energy in

(a) Electrolysis (b) Photosynthesis (c) Respiration (d) Photoelectric Effect

24. According to 2011 report the district with highest population in India is

(a) Gaya, Bihar (b) Alawar, Rajasthan (c) Hazaribag, Jharkhand (d) North 24 Parganas, W.B. 

25. Which of these countries is not a member of SAARC

(a) Nepal (b) Bhutan (c) Pakistan (d) Myanmar 

26. State in which few govern the many

(a) Monarchy (b) Oligarchy (c) Plutocracy (d) Autocracy 

27. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located at

(a) Dehara Dun (b) Darjeeling (c) Simla (d) Nainital

28. I the mass and the velocity of an object both are doubled. its kinetic energy become

(a) 4 times (b) 8 times (c) 12 times (d) 16 times 

29. Depletion of ozone laver is mainly caused by

(a) Chloroform Carbon (CHC) (b) Oxygen (c) Nitrogen (d) Argon

30. The name of the Indian Cricketer who took ten wickets in one innings of a Test Cricket Match (for men)

(a) B.S. Bedi (b) Chandrasekhar (c) Kapil Dev (d) Anil Kumbley

31. Kathmandu is situated on the bank of river

(a) Kaligandak (b) Bagmati (c) Manas (d) Tista

 32. The pale yellowish color of the urine in a normal person in due to the presence of pigment

(a) Bilirubin (b) Biliverdin (c) Lacithin (d) Urochrome 

33. Malfunctioning of which of the following organs causes jaundice?

(a) Stomach (b) Pancreas (c) Liver (d) Kidney 

34. India shares common boundaries with

(a) Nepal, Bhutan, China, Pakistan (b) Nepal, Bhutan, Iran, Afghanistan (c) Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iraq (d) Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Iran

35. A prima facie case is as such

(a) As it seems at first sight (b) As it is made to seem at first sight (c) As it turns out to be at the end (d) AS it seems to the court after a number of hearings 

 36. ‘Pulitzer Prize’ is awarded for outstanding work in the field of

(a) Environmental studies (b) Science and Technology (c) International understanding (d) Literature and journalism 

37. The Eminent Sitar-player Pandit Rabisankar was the disciple of

(a) Baba Alauddin khan (b) Enayat khan (c) Ali akbar khan (d) Vilayat khan 

38. Light ear is related to

(a) Energy (b) Speed (c) Distance (d) Intensity 

39. Pointing to a photograph of a boy Suresh said. “He is the son of the only son of my mother”. How is Suresh related wo the boy.

(a) Brother (b) Uncle (c) Cousin (d) Father

40. The right which is legal but not a fundamental right

(a) Right to freedom (b) Right against explanation (c) Right of minorities to establish educational institutions (d) Right to property 

41. Which of these languages have highest number of speakers in West Bengal

(a) Urdu (b) Oriya (c) Nepali (d) Santhal 

42. The name of the famous film director who was the brother of author Mahasweta Devi is

(a) Mrinal sen (b) Rithik Ghatak (c) Tapan Singh (d) Ajay kar 

43. Who invented electric generator

(a) Sir Alexander Graham Bell (b) Michael Faraday (c) Alfred B Nobel (d) Thomas Alva Edison 

44. The southernmost point of peninsular India, that is Kanyakumari is

(a) North of Tropic of Cancer (b) South of the Equator (c) South of the Capricon (d) North of the Equator 

45. Smoke is a

(a) Solution of liquid in gas (b) Solution of solid in gas (c) Solution of gas in gas (d) Solution of solid in liquid 

46. Birbal became minister in the reign of

(a) Babar (b) Akbar (c) Jahangir (d) Shahjahan 

47. If we add extra solvent to a solution, it becomes

(a) super- saturated (b) Saturated (c) Non-saturated (d) Colloidal solution 

48. The longest river of the peninsular India is

(a) Narmada (b) Mahanadi (c) Godavari (d) Kaveri 

49. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is

(a) Justice P Sathasivam (b) Justice A K Patnaik (c) Justice K S P Radhakrishnan (d) Justice R M Lodha 

50. The secretary of state of the United States of America is

(a) Hillary Clinton (b) Condolezza Rice (c) Leon Panetta (d) John Kerry 

51. When heat 1s given to a solid, its temperature

(a) Increases (b) Decreases (c) Either increases or remains same (d) Remains same 

52. Essential oils are purified by

(a) Fractional distillation (b) Steam distillation (c) Sublimation (d) Simple distillation 

53. The major constituent of Air is

(a) Nitrogen (b) Carbon Dioxide (c) Oxygen (d) Hydrogen 

54. FIFA world cup 2014 will be held in

(a) Russia (b) Brazil (c) Qatar (d) Argentina 

55. Which of the following is correctly matched

(a) Apiculture – Honey bee (b) Pisciculture – Silk Moth (c) Sericulture – Fish (d) Aquaculture – Mosquitoes 

56. Milkha Singh achieved in 1960 Olympics in Athletics

(a) Fourth in 400m final (b) Second in 400m final (c) Eighth in 50km walk (d) Seventh in 800m final 

57. Subhas Bose disappeared from his residence in the year

(a) 1940 (b) 1941 (c) 1939 (d) 1938 

58. London Olympic gold medalist ‘Uscin Bolt’ hails from

(a) Jamaica (b) Ethiopia (c) Mali (d) South Africa 

59. Letters M R in M R shop stands for

(a) Modified Ration (b) Maximum Ration (c) Minimum Ration (d) Marginal Ration 

60. Which district of West Bengal has the highest Literacy rate.

(a) East Medinupur (b) Uttar 24 Parganas (c) Kolkata (d) Howrah 

61. The mobile handset making company ‘Nokia’ was recently purchased by

(a) Blackberry (b) Microsoft (c) Apple (d) Samsung 

62. Choose the correct synonym for EMBEZZLE

(a) Misappropriate (b) Balance (c) Remunerate (d) Clear 

63. The “Head of the defense forces’ in India is

(a) The Prime Minister (b) The Air Chief Marshal (c) The Defense Minister (d) The President of India 

64. The first Indian to receive an Oscar for Music direction is

(a) K.L. Saigal (b) Pankaj Kumar Mollick (c) Salli Chowdhury (d) A.R. Rahaman 

65. The world famous Ajanta Caves is located in

(a) Orissa (b) Andhra Pradesh (c) Kerala (d) Maharashtra 

66. The main active constituent of tea and coffee is

(a) Nicotine (b) Chlorophyl (c) Caffeine (d) Aspirin 

67. To get three images of an object one should have to place two plane mirrors at an angle of

(a) 120° (b) 30° (c) 90° (d) 60° 

68. The first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is

(a) Limba Ram (b) Leander Peas (c) Viswanathan Anand (d) Kapil Dev

69. Atmosphere contains dust particles, salt grains, pollen grains, smoke etc. which are collectively known as

(a) Water vapour (b) Ozone (c) Aerosols (d) CFC 

70. The inhabitant of indus Valley Civilization were no familiar with

(a) Cow (b) Dog (c) Horse (d) Sheep

71.  The Chief Election Commissioner of India is appointed by the

(a) The President of India (b) The Prime Minister of India (c) The Vice – President of india (d) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 

72. Which on of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?

(a) Maurya (b) Nanda (c) Kaniva (d) Sunga 

73. Which of these mode of transport is available only in Kolkata among the major cities in India

(a) Ferry (b) Metro rail (c) Horse Carriage (d) Tram 

74. If the plane of the earth’s equator were not inclined to he plane of the earth’s orbit

(a) the year would be longer (b) the winters would be longer (c) there would be no change of seasons (d) the summers would be warmer 

75. In which of the following festivals are boat races a special feature?

(a) Rongali Bihu (b) Onam (c) Pongal (d) Navratri 

76. The tenth Guru of the Sikhs was

(a) Guru Nanak (b) Guru Govind Singh (c) Guru Arjun Singh (d) Guru Teg Bahadur 

77. The nuclear reactor damaged badly in the Tsunami which was preceded by an earth quake in Japan is located in

(a) Tokyo (b) Fukushima (c) Kyoto (d) Hiroshima 

78. “sa-re-ga-ma-pa-dha-ni-sa” – among these tones the relation between the frequencies of the first and second “sa”

(a) frequency of the 1st = 2 × frequency of the 2nd

(b) frequency of the 1st = frequency of the 2nd

(c) frequency of the 2nd = 3 × frequency of the 1st

(d) frequency of the 2nd = 2 × frequency of the 1st 

79. “The Republic’ was written by

(a) Plato (b) James Mili (c) Jermy Bentham (d) Machiavelli 

80. Look at this series: 22.21 ,23,22,24,23 What number should come next.

(a) 22 (b) 24 (c) 25 (d) 26 

81. The director of the film ‘Life of Pi’ is

(a) Spilberg (b) Aang Li (c) Michel Haneke (d) Robert De Niro

82. Who won the World Chess Championship 2013

(a) Viswanathan Anand (b) Vladmir Kramnik (c) Manus Carisen (d) Boris Gelfland 

83. Which is the odd one out

(a) Teestha (b) Jaldhaka (c) Ajoy (d) Mahananda 

84. Potato is modified form (outgrowth) of

(a) Stem (b) Root (c) Leaf (d) Fruit 

85. The world famous athlete Usain Bolt is from

(a) Kenya (b) Uruguay (c) Jamaica (d) United Kingdom 

86. The real name of the famous revolutionary known as ‘Deshpriya’ was –

(a) Gandhi ji (b) Ramkrishna Deb (c) Chittaranjan Das (d) Jatindra Mohan Sengpura 

87. The mass of litre of water at 4° C is

(a) 1 gm (b) 1 mg (c) 1 kg (d) 1 quintal

88. Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the

(a) Earth’s gravitational pull (b) Moon’s gravitational pull (c) Centripetal force due to the earth’s rotation (d) Pressure of the atmosphere  

89. The historian V.Smith has called ‘Napoleon of india’ to

(a) Chandragupta I (b) Samudra gupta (c) Skanda gupta (d) Goutam Putra Satkarni 

90. One who possess many talents

(a) Versatile (b) Nubile (c) Exceptional (d) Talented 

91. The name of ‘Leslie Claudius’ is associated with the game of

(a) Football (b) Cricket (c) Lawn Tennis (d) Hockey

92. The new chairman of TATA SONS’ is

(a) Ratan Tata (b) Ravi kant (c) Cyrus Palongi Mistri (d) Sapoor Mistri 

93. Which one of the following is not an input device of a computer:

(a) keyboard (b) joystick (c) printer (d) optical character reader

94. The first bengali translator of ‘Mahabharata’ was

(a) Kabikankan Mukundaram (b) Chandidas (c) Kahindra Parameswar (d) Krishnadas Kabiraj  

95. Of the different blood groups A. B. AB and O which one can be given to a person whose blood group is A?

(a) Group A only (b) Group B only (c) Group A and O (d) Group A and B 

96.  ‘Geet Gobinda’ was composed by

(a) Banbhatta (b) Vishnu gupta (c) Joydev (d) Bhas 

97. The earliest example of Bengali literature is

(a) Charyapada (b) Shri krishnakirtan (c) Gathasaptosati (d) Shri Krishnavijaya 

98. ‘Yen’is the official currency of the country of

(a) China (b) North Korea (c) Thailand (d) Japan 

99. Jesus Christ was crucified in

(a) 4 BC (b) 4 AD (c) 20 AD (d) 1 AD 

100. Gautama Budha was born in

(a) Pataliputra (b) Bodh Gaya (c) Vaishali (d) Lumbini

General - Studies ( 2019 )

1. First non-citizen to receive Bharat a was

(A) Nelson Mandela (B) Abraham Lincoln (C) Abdul Ghaffar Khan (D) Mother Teresa 

2. Which Scientist wrote a book called “A Brief History of Time”?

(A) Stephen Hawking (B) Edward Jenner (C) Meghnath Saha (D) Pasteur 

3. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is associated with

(A) Sports (B) Science and Technology (C) Agriculture (D) Film

4. Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere occurs on 

(A) 22nd December  (B) 23rd September  (C) 21st June  (D) 21st March

5. Where is the Indian Council of Agricultural Research located?

(A) Dehradun (B) Hyderabad (C) New Delhi (D) Itanagar 

6. What is ‘Zero hour’?

(A) When the proposals of the opposition considered (B) When matters of utmost importance are raised (C) Interval between morning and afternoon sessions (D) When Money Bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha 

7. Which of the following rocks is transformed into marbel?

(A) Granite (B) Limestone (C) Peat (D) Shale 

8. Which of the following is not a source of renewable energy?

(A) Hydroelectricity (B) Solar energy (C) Fuel cell (D) Wind energy 

9. The term ‘Sufi’ is derived from

(A) a type of poetry (B) a type of garment (C) a language (D) the name of a place 

10. Solar eclipse occures when

(A) Earth comes between Sun and Moon. (B) Moon is at right angle to the Sun. (C) Moon comes between Sun and Earth. (D) Sun comes between Moon and Earth. 

11. The chemically inactive gas present in the atmosphere is

(A) nitrogen (B) argon (C) water vapour (D) oxygen 

12. The head of the Reserve Bank of India is designated as the

(A) Chief Executive Officer (B) Managing Director (C) Chief Banking Officer (D) None of the above 

13. India started its Five-Year Planning with effect from the year

(A) 1955 (B) 1951 (C) 1960 (D) 1965 

14. Disinvestment in Public Sector is called

(A) Liberalisation (B) Globalisation (C) Industrialisation (D) Privatisation 

15. The Judges of Supreme Court take an oath before entering upon office, conducted by

(A) Chief Justice of India (B) President or Vice-President (C) President or some person appointed by him or her (D) Prime Minister 

16. The vitamin which is generally excreted by humans in urine is

(A) Vitamin A (B) Vitamin D (C) Vitamin C (D) Vitamin A and D 

17. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is elected by

(A) all the members of Parliament (B) the people directly (C) all the members of Lok Sabha (D) the members of the majority party in the Lok Sabha 

18. In India. maximum number of workers are employed in

(A) Textile industry (B) Iron and Steel industry (C) Petrochemical industry (D) Automobile industry 

19. The famous painting ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ was prepared by

(A) Mahendranath Singh (B) Nand Kishore Sharma (C) Sivnandan Nautiyal (D) Raj Kapoor 

20. Calcium content is maximum in

(A) Bajra (B) Maize (C) Sorghum (D) Wheat 

21. Dialysis is used for people with defective kidneys. It involves the process of

(A) adsorption (B) osmosis (C) electrophoresis (D) diffusion 

22. Consider the following statements:

(I) 2G spectrum uses bandwidth of 30-200 KHz.

(II) 3G spectrum uses bandwidth of 15-20 MHz.

(111) 4G spectrum uses bandwidth of at least 40 MHz.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) All of these (B) (I) and (II) (C) (1) and (III) (D) Only OM 

23. Which one of the following is the oldest Grand Slam in the World?

(A) Wimbledon (B) French Open (C) Australian Open (D) US Open 

24. The largest flower in the world is

(A) Lotus (B) Rafflesia (C) Giant Cactus (D) None of the above 

25. Which of the following is a popular programming language for the developing multimedia web pages?

(A) COBOL (B) Java (C) BASIC (D) Assembler 

26. Who was the first Home Minister of free India?

(A) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (B) Mahatma Gandhi (C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) Subhas Chandra Bose 

27. The term ‘Congress’ was derived from

(A) the history of North America (B) Irish history (C) British Commonwealth (D) the name of the American Parliament 

28. In which field Pulitzer Award is given?

(A) Science and Technology (B) Literature and Journalism (C) International Understanding (D) Environmental Studies 

29. ‘Ghumar’ is a folk dance of

(A) Gujarat (B) Punjab (C) Rajasthan (D) Tamil Nadu 

30. Amnesty International is a

(A) Human Rights group (B) UN agency to fight global terrorism (C) Refugee Camps in Croatia (D) Branch of the World Bank 

31. Troposphere is the honest part of the atmosphere because

(A) it is closest to the Sun. (B) there are charged particle in it. (C) it is heated by Earth’s surface. (b) heat is generated in it. 

32. The fast fully Indian Bank is

(A) Canara Bank (B) Punjab National Bank (C) State Bank of India (3) Central Bank of India 

33. Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in

(A) 1886 (B) 1892 (C) 1896 (D) 1904 

34. Who were the first to issue gold coins in India?

(A) Shakas (B) Hunas (C) Cholas (D) Indo-Greeks 

35. Who built the famous Sanchi Stupa?

(A) Ashoka (B) Chandragupta Maurya (C) Ajatshatru (D) Shashank 

36. What is the minimum calorie intake decided by the Planning Commission for rural and urban areas?

(A) 2400 and 2100 (B) 2100 and 2400 (C) 2400 and 2200 (D) 2100 and 2200 

37. ‘My Life’ is an autobiography of

(A) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (C) Bill Clinton (D) Hillary Clinton 

38. The most malleable metal is

(A) Silver (B) Gold (C) Aluminium (D) Sodium 

39. The first woman to wide Mount Everest vas

(A) Arati Saha (B) Asha Agarwal (C) Bachendri Pal (3) Rita Faria 

40. The largest man-made canal in the world is

(A) Rhine Canal (B) Panama Canal (C) Suez Canal (D) None of the above 

41. The first Lokpal Bill was introduced in the Parliament in

(A) May, 1968 (B) May. 1980 (C) July, 1982 (D) June, 1985 

42. Which of the following is not a folk dance of Himachal Pradesh?

(A) Dhaman (B) Chhapeli (C) Mahathu  (D) Dhakoni 

43. Which organ of UNO is considered as World Parliament?

(A) General Assembly (B) Security Council (C) International Court of Justice (D) Trusteeship Council 

44. 2020 Olympic will be held in

(A) Japan (B) London (C) Germany (D) Rome 

45. Ministers may be chosen from

(i) Lok Sabha

(ii) Rajya Sabha

(iii) outside the Legislature

Find the right answer by using the codes:

(A) Only (i) (B) Only (ii) (C) (i) and (ii) (D) (i) (ii) and (iii)

46. Which article separates Jammu and Kashmir from test of India?

(A) Article 370 (B) Article 360 (C) Article 268 (D) Article 361 

47. Which falls down fastest in vacuum— a feather, a wooden ball or a steel ball?

(A) A wooden ball (B) A feather (C) A steel ball (D) All of them with same speed 

48. Which of the following pairs belongs to the category of cold-blooded animals?

(A) Birds and Monkeys (B) Snakes and Birds (C) Frogs and Snakes (D) Rats and Lizards 

49. Which of the following is responsible for the energy released by Sun?

(A) Fission (B) Fusion (C) Chemical section (D) Gravitational collapse. 

50. Which of the following is the oldest Trade Union organisation of India?


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