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1. Labour force of a country is
a) Its total population
b) Its adult population
c) The total employed persons
d) The portion of population available for employment
 
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d) The portion of population available for employment
2. The commonest cancer in Indian population is that of
a) Mouth b) Breast c) Lungs
d) Uterus
 
3. The chemical name of 'Caustic Soda' is
a) Potassium Hydroxide
b) Aluminium Oxide
c) Sodium Hydroxide
d) None of these
 
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c) Sodium Hydroxide
4. Ammonia is a compound of hydrogen with
a) Oxygen b) Nitrogen c) Helium
d) None of these
 
5. The dress made out of which material is safe to wear while cooking
a) cotton b) silk c) nylon
d) overcoat made out of Terylene
 
6. When water freezes, its volume
a) increases b) decreases
c) remains same d) None of these
 
7. When iron rusts, its weight
a) decreases b) remain name
c) increases d) None of these
 
8. Paleontology is a branch of science that deals with the
a) behaviour of animals
b) origin and growth of plants
c) the forms of life as revealed by fossils of animals or plants
d) formation of new stars
 
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c) the forms of life as revealed by fossils of animals or plants
9. 'Malaria' is caused by
a) rats
b) anopheles mosquitos
c) flies
d) None of thses
 
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b) anopheles mosquitos
10. 'Dyphtheria' affects
a) throat b) lungs c) ears
d) None of these
 
11. The parliament of Russia is known as
a) Duma and Council of the Federation
b) Folketing c) Bundestag
d) Cartes
 
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a) Duma and Council of the Federation
12. "Khyber Pass" is situated in
a) India b) Pakistan c) Afganistahn
d) Indi
 
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c) Afganistahn
13. The Central Government on 13th November asked the National Therminal Power Corporation (NTPC) to increase its installed capacity from 20,000 MV to 30,000 MV by
a) 2005 b) 2003 c) 2010 d) 2007
 
14. The Reserve Bank of India on 14th November, 2002 has notified the draft scheme of amalgamation of Nedungadi Bank Ltd. with
a) Punjab National Bank
b) State Bank of India
c) Canara Bank d) Corporation Bank
 
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a) Punjab National Bank
15. As per a recently released report. 93 per cent of the total work force in the country work in
a) organised sector
b) agriculture and allied sector
c) unorganised sector
d) rural sector
 
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c) unorganised sector
16. The Bank which tops the world with respect to micro-finance is
a) NABARD b) State Bank of India
c) Shanghai Bank Ltd
d) Bangladesh Grameen Bank
 
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b) State Bank of India
17. A huge gas reserve has been found in the Krishna-Godavari basin off the Vishakhapatnam
coast by a consortium of Reliance Industries and
a) IOC b) ONGC c) Tata Petrochemicals
d)Niko Resources
 
18. The aim of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is to universalise elementary education by the year
a) 2007 b) 2010 c) 2009 d) 2005
 
19. The aim of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is to universalise elementary education by the year
a) 2007 b) 2010 c) 2009 d) 2005
 
20. Which of the following is among the proposal made by Kelkar panel?
a) IT rates proposed at 20 percent for earnings of Rs. 1.4 lakh and 30 per cent for over Rs.4 lakh
b) Exemption limit be raised to Rs.1,00,000 from Rs.50,000
c) Standard deduction be lifted. All exemptions on savings and other incomes, except for handicapped, be lifted
d) All of the above
 
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d) All of the above
21. The National Judicial Academy is located in
a) Kolkata b) Nagpur c) New Delhi
d) Bhopal
 
22. The winner of Jnanpith Award for the year 2007, Rahman Rahi writers in
a) Hindi b) Bengali c) Kashmiri
d) Punjabi
 
23. Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon at
a) Bodh Gaya b) Sanchi c) Sarnath
d) Kushinagara
 
24. 'Denim' and 'Lee Cooper' both are associated with
a) Perfume b) American Shirtmaker
c) Cigarette d) Jeans
 
25. Ramanujan's name is associated with
a) Theory of Probability
b) Raman's Effect
c) Theory of Relativity
d) Theory of Numbers
 
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d) Theory of Numbers
26. The Halley's Comet will be visible again in the year
a) 2066 b) 2064 c) 2062 d) 2060
 
27. The oldest Indian University is
a) Calutta University b) Bombay University
c) Madras University
d) Benaras Hindu University
 
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a) Calutta University
28. Mahatma Gandhi's auto-biography 'My Experiments with Truth' was originally written in
a) Gujarati b) English c) Hindi
d) Sanskrit
 
29. Business Today is the publication of
a) All-India Management Association
b) Living Media India Ltd
c) Ananda Bazar Group of Publications
d) Indian Business Management association
 
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b) Living Media India Ltd
30. The first State in India to have 'palace on wheels' is
a) Karnataka b) Haryana
c) Rajasthan d) Maharashtra
 
31. Amnesty International is
a) a human rights group
b) a UN agency to fight global terrorism
c) a refugee camp in Crotia
d) a wing of the World Bank
 
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a) a human rights group
32. Rashtriya Nava Nirmana Vedika has been formed by
a) Chandrasekhar b) Baba Amte
c) George Fernandez d) Ramakrishna Hegde
 
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d) Ramakrishna Hegde
33. Ramauja preached
a) Satya b) Ahimsa c) Gyana
d) Bhaki
 
34. Which of the following Carnatic ragas corresponds to the Hindustani raga Bilaval?
a) Kalyani b) Hindolam
c) Shankarabharanam d) Bilahari
 
35. Which river in India has no delta?
a) Kaveri b) Krishna c) Mahanadi
d) Namada
 
36. Density of road (length of road per sq.km in that region) is highest in which state?
a) Kerala b) Karnataka c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh
 
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c) Maharashtra
37. Murra breed of buffalo is found in
a) Central region b) North-eastern region
c) North-western region d) South region
 
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c) North-western region
38. Crop-thickness is highest in which state?
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Haryana
c) Punjab d) West Bengal
 
39. The famous dancer Samyukta Panigrahi is specially known for
a) Kathak b) Bharathanatyam
c) Odissi d) Mohiniattam
 
40. Who was the first Indian to make a movie?
a) Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
b) H.S.Bhatwdekar
c) Ardeshir Irani
d) V.Shantaram
 
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a) Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
41. "Shatabdi Expresses" were introduced to coincide with the centenary of
a) formation of the Indian National Congress
b) Gandhiji's birth
c) introduction of railway network in India
d) Jawaharlal Nehru's birth
 
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d) Jawaharlal Nehru's birth
42. Who produced the first automobile?
a) Gottleib Daimler b) Henry Ford
c) Rudolf Diesel d) Carl Benz
 
43. Knesset is the name of the Parliament of which country?
a) France b) Bosnia c) Israel
d) Japan
 
44. Which was the first newspaper in India?
a) Calcutta Chronicle b) Madras Mail
c) Free Press Journal
d) Bengal Gazette
 
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d) Bengal Gazette
45. Where is the Bandipur National Park?
a) Rajasthan b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Assam d) Karnataka
 
46. Which of the following cities is NOT on the river Danube?
a) Munich b) Vienna c) Belgrade
d) Budapest
 
47. Which state enjoys the distinction of being the first linguistic state of India?
a) Kerala b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu d) Punjab
 
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b) Andhra Pradesh
48. Greenland is part of
a) Canada b) U.S.A. c) Denmark
d) an independent country
 
49. What was the name of Mirza Tansen before he was converted to islam?
a) Tanna Mishra b) Mishri Singh
c) Ramachandra Baghela d) Baiju
 
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a) Tanna Mishra
50. Where is the Mother Teresa Women's University located?
a) Kolkata b) Kodaikanal c) Mumbai
d) Kottayam
 
51. Which is the country from which tobacco cultivation was introduced in India?
a) USA b) Argentina c) Peru d) Brazil
 
52. Who is the presiding deity at the famous temple at Srisailam?
a) Sripadmanabha b) Srisankara
c) Mallikarjuna Swami d) Venkateswara
 
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c) Mallikarjuna Swami
53. Which among the following countries has the largest number of people of Indian Origin?
a) Malaysia b) Fiji c) Guyana
d) South Africa
 
54. In which of the lakes is "Lake Palace" located?
a) Wular b) Pichola c) Periyar
d) Chilka
 
55. Soil waste disposal should be done by
a) Sanitary land fill b) Incineration
c) Composting d) All of these
 
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d) All of these
56. What name is given to the designs drawn by the women of Tamil Nadu on their floors and thresholds using pastes and powders?
a) Madna b) Alpana c) Kolam
c) Rangoli
 
57. Name the folk dance of Rajasthan
a) Garba b) Ghumar c) Jhumar
d) Kathak
 
58. Name the artist who started his career as painter of cinema posters
a) Satish Gujral b) M.F.Hussain
c) Paramjit Singh d) Ganesh Pyne
 
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b) M.F.Hussain
59. Smallest State in the world in terms of area is
a) Nauru b) Monaco c) Seychelles
d) Vatican
 
60. The state of Indian Union, which is best suited for growth of some of the rarest Orchids, is
a) Himachal Pradesh b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh
d) Nagaland
 
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b) Arunachal Pradesh
61. Barren Island is famous because it has
a) No population b) No cultivation
c) Active volcano
d) Non-availability of potable water
 
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b) No cultivation
62. What forms the main theme of Ajanta paintings?
a) Jataka stories
b) Stories from Mahabharata
c) Stories from Ramayana
d) Panchatantra stories
 
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a) Jataka stories
63. The Jain Commission is associated with which of the following?
a) Probing the conspiracy angle of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination
b) Communal riots of Mumbai during December/January 1992-93
c) Centre-State relationship
d) Caveri water dispute
 
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a) Probing the conspiracy angle of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination
64. Who among the following personalities from the field of music is associated with Violin?
a) Pt.Bhimsen Joshi b) Pt.V.G. Jog
c) Pt.Shivkumar Sharma
d) Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
 
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d) Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
65. The United Nations University is located in which of the following cities?
a) Geneva b) New York c) Pairs
d) Tokyo
 
66. who is the author of the book "Muslim Law and the Constitution"?
a) Mr.S.S. Musafir b) Mr.M.J.Akbar
c) Mr.Soli Sorabjee d) None of these
 
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d) None of these
67. The renowned multi-arts centre Bharat Bhavan is located in which of the following cities?
a) Kolkata b) Lucknow c) Bhopal
d) Jaipur
 
68. Ustad Zakir Hussain is an exponent of which of the following musical instruments?
a) Santoor b) Tabla c) Sitar
d) Sarod
 
69. International Women's Day is observed on which of the following dates?
a) April 18 b) Sep. 27 c) May 15
d) March 8
 
70. In which State do we have Uranium deposits?
a) Jharkhand b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Rajasthan d) West Bengal
 
71. When was Air Transport taken over by the Government?
a) 1950 b) 1955 c) 1960 d) 1953
 
72. Which of the following is the largest producer of tea?
a) Assam b) Bihar c) Orissa
d) Maharashtra
 
73. The southernmost tip of India is
a) Lakshadweep b) Kanyakumari
c) Andaman Islands d) Rameswaram
 
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c) Andaman Islands
74. Which day is observed as International Literacy Day?
a) Oct. 4 b) Sept. 8 c) Sept. 27
d) Dec. 10
 
75. Rajasthan remains dry during South-West Monsoon season because of
a) the presence of deserts
b) lack of vegetation
c) the Aravalli hills
d) Anticyclonic winds
 
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c) the Aravalli hills
76. The climate of India is
a) Tropical Climate
b) Subtropical Climate
c) Savanna Type of Climate
d) Latitude Climate
 
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a) Tropical Climate
77. 'The United Kingdom' consists of England
and
a) Scotland, Sardinia and Wales
b) Northern, Wales and Faeroe island
c) Northern Ireland, Palma and Iceland
d) Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
 
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d) Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
78. Main source of India's national income is
a) Industry b) Agriculture c) Forestry
d) Foreign Trade
 
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b) Agriculture
79. Silent Valley is in the State of
a) Kerala b) Andhra c) Tamil Nadu
d) Assam
 
80. Which of the following organisations gives the Kalinga prize?
a) UNESCO b) CSIR
c) Department of Science and Technology
d) Ministry of Welfare
 
81. Who had launched a new political party "Lok Shakti"?
a) Harcharan Singh Brar
b) Rajesh Pilor
c) Kamal Nath
d) Ramkrishna Hegde
 
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d) Ramkrishna Hegde
82. "Binary Codes" as used in computer sciences are codes made up of which of the following two numbers?
a) 0 and 9 b) 1 and 3 c) 0 and 1
d) 9 and 1
 
83. 'KLM' is the airlines of
a) Germany b) Holland c) Thailand
d) England
 
84. The 'Cogentrix' Power Project in the private sector is to be located in
a) Thamil Nadu b) Kerala c) Karnataka
d) Andhra Pradesh
 
85. Gandhiji considered one of the undermentioned as his 'Guru'.
a) B.G. Tilak b) Dadabhai Naoroji
c) G.K.Gokhale d) W.C. Banerjee
 
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c) G.K.Gokhale
86. Gautam Buddha died at
a) Pava b) Kushingara c) Varanasi
d) Gaya
 
87. Gitanjali Express runs between
a) Howrah-Mumbai b) Mumbai-Jaipur
c) Howrah-Jammu d) Howrah-Puri
 
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a) Howrah-Mumbai
88. Where from 'Satyameva Jayate' is taken?
a) Mundaka Upanishad b) Mahabharata
c) Thirukkural d) Artha Shastra
 
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a) Mundaka Upanishad
89. Dr V.Kurien is associated with
a) Yellow revolution b) Dairy farming
c) Agriculture d) Literature
 
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b) Dairy farming
90. Operation Blackboard aims at
a) Providing Education to urban slum dwellers
b) Providing Primary Education in an educationally backward areas
c) Operation of new schools especially for female children
d) Promoting adult literacy
 
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b) Providing Primary Education in an educationally backward areas
91. Who introduced the Bhoodan Movenment?
a) Nehru b) Gandhiji
c) Jayaprakash Narayan d) Vinoba Bhave
 
92. Khonds were primitive tribes living in
a) Bihar b) Orissa c) Bengal d) Assam
 
93. In India, the State known for its sandalwood
is
a) Kanataka b) Assam c) Kerala
d) West Bengal
 
94. The Jataka stories were written in
a) Pali b) Prakrit c) Maghadi
d) Bengali
 
95. The Last Supper is a painting by
a) Leonardo da Vinci b) Michael Angelo
c) Raphael d) Titian
 
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a) Leonardo da Vinci
96. Ottam Thullal is a dance from of the State of
a) Karnataka b) Tamil Nadu c) Kerala
d) Andhra Pradesh
 
97. Nusarat Fateh Ali Khan is a famous
a) Folk singer b) Quawwali singer
c) Pop singer d) Hindustani classical siger
 
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b) Quawwali singer
98. The first woman to conquer Mt Everest is
a) Dicky Dolma b) Bachendri Pal
c) Junko Tabei d) Santosh Yadav
 
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c) Junko Tabei
99. Which of the following is referred to as the Fourth Estate?
a) Press b) Doordarshan
c) Judiciary d) Parliament
 
100. The pink city Jaipur was founded by
a) Bhagwan Das b) Man Singh
c) Mirza Raja Jai Singh
d) Sawai Jai Singh
 
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d) Sawai Jai Singh
101. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
a) "Swarajya is my birthright" - Mahatma Gandhi
b) "Dilli Chalo" - Subhash Chandra Bose
c) "You give me blood and I will give you freedom" - Winston Churchill
d) Jai Jawan, Jai Kishan - Jawahar Lal Nehru
 
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b) "Dilli Chalo" - Subhash Chandra Bose
102. 'Kalinga Prize' is awarded for
a) promoting international peace
b) improving public understanding of science
c) promoting literature
d) investigative journalism
 
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b) improving public understanding of science
103. Where is the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research situated?
a) Mumbai b) Pune c) Nasik d) Bangalore
 
104. Mahatma Gandhi was referred to as "the Father of the Nation" first by
a) Jawahar Lal Nehru b) Vallabhhai Patel
c) C.Rajagopalacharya
d) Subhash Chandra Bose
 
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d) Subhash Chandra Bose
105. Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra is a maestro of which of the following dance forms?
a) Kathak b) Kathakali c) Bharat Natyam
d) Odissi
 
106. Rupee convertibility aims at
a) increasing the export
b) reducing bureaucratic control
c) decreasing incentive for Hawala market
d) all of the above
 
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d) all of the above
107. Ibadat Khana where Akbar held discussions on religious matters is a building at
a) Agra b) Sikandra c) Fatehpur Sikri
d) Delhi
 
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c) Fatehpur Sikri
108. Rabindranath Tagore renounced the knighthood in 1919 as a protest against
a) mob violence that took place
b) Jallianwala Bagh massacre
c) racial violence between Hindus and Muslim
d) British refusing to grant independence to India
 
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b) Jallianwala Bagh massacre
109. MTNL came into existence in
a) 1983 b) 1984 c) 1985 d) 1986
 
110. Dodi Al-Fayhed who was Princess Diana's companion at the time of her death was from....
a) USA b) Egypt c) Turkey d) Kuwait
e) UK
 
111. Prior to being called the CBI this organisation was called .....
a) FBI
b) Special Police Establishment
c) Extra Police Establishment
d) CBS
 
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b) Special Police Establishment
112. The cellular phone system (Mobile Communication System) has a basic operational building block. It is a
a) Transmitter b) Subscriber c) Cells
d) Radio base station
 
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a) Transmitter
113. The acid used in car battery is
a) Hydrochloric acid b) Boric acid
c) Suphuric acid d) Carbonic acid
 
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a) Hydrochloric acid
114. Which of the following is NOT a Navratna PSU?
a) ONGC b) HPCL c) IOCL d) OIL
 
115. A characteristic gas smells near the unclean public urinals. Which is this gas?
a) Ammonia b) Chlorine c) Sulphur dioxide
d) Carbon monoxide
 
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c) Sulphur dioxide
116. Which Indian musician received the Grammy Award?
a) Vishwa Mohan Bhatt b) Amjad Ali Khan
c) Zakir Hussain d) Hari Prasad Chaurasia
 
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a) Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
117. 2008 Olympic Games were held at
a) Tokyo b) Beijing c) Greece
d) Toronto
 
118. Jaundice is a disease of the
a) Liver b) Heart c) Eyes d) Lungs
 
119. Dialysis is used when a patient has serious trouble with
a) Liver b) Lung c) heart d) Kidney
 
120. Bile secreted by liver helps in .....
a) Respiration b) Excretion
c) Purification of blood d) Digestion
 
121. 'Rock Salt' mainly consists of
a) Aluminium b) Sodium c) Iron
 
122. 'Type metal' is made by composition of
a) Lead, Antimony & Tin
b) Copper, Tin & Zinc
c) Nickel, Chromium & Zinc
d) None of these
 
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a) Lead, Antimony & Tin
123. The composition of 'Brass' is
a) Zinc and Nickel b) Copper and Zinc
c) Aluminium and Cobalt d) None of these
 
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b) Copper and Zinc
124. 'Sodium Carbonate' is commonly known as
a) Washing Soda b) Epsom c) Gypsum
d) None of these
 
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a) Washing Soda
125. The chemical name for Common Salt is
a) Sodium Chloride b) Sodiun Chlorate
c) Sodium Hydroxide d) None of these
 
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a) Sodium Chloride
126. Mercury is obtained from
a) Bauxite b) Galena c) Cinnabar
d) None of these
 
127. The source from which quinine is extracted is
a) cinchona b) bamboo c) teak
d) None of these
 
128. The metal which is liquid at room temperature is
a) Antimony b) Mercury c) Woolfrum
d) None of these
 
129. Rusting is a
a) Chemical Change b) Physical Change
c) Both a & b d) None of these
 
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a) Chemical Change
130. The largest gland in the human body is
a) Pituitary b) Adrenal c) Liver
d) None of these
 
131. Amalgam is a compound of hydrogen with
a) Oxygen b) Nitrogen c) Helium
d) None of these
 
132. 'Optic Fibres' are mainly used for which of the following ?
a) Communication b) Musical Instruments
c) Weaving d) Food industry
 
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a) Communication
133. What was the theme for the World AIDS Day which is observed on December 1 ?
a) AIDS and the Family
b) Safe sex prevents AIDS
c) Build better tomorrow
d) Save Earth - Safe Earth
 
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b) Safe sex prevents AIDS
134. The first effective vaccine against polio was prepared by
a) Robert Edwards b) Jonas E.Salk
c) John Gibbson d) Louis Pasteur
 
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b) Jonas E.Salk
135. Excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks causes damage to the
a) Kidney b) Heart c) Lungs d) Liver
 
136. Which of the following is a chemical change?
a) precipitation b) evaporation
c) dissolution d) oxidation
 
137. Which of the following is a correct description of the use of 'Tetracycline'?
a) It enhances qualities of aeroplane fuel
b) It is known as anti-plague drug
c) It is a preservative
d) It is a pest killer
 
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b) It is known as anti-plague drug
138. What care is most useful to save the life of a child suffering from acute diarrhoea?
a) keep away the child from the gatherings of people
b) do not allow mosquitoes to bite
c) do not give water
d) do not allow the body to dehydrate
 
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d) do not allow the body to dehydrate
139. Which of the following enters the human body through skin?
a) Tape worm b) Hook worm c) Ring worm
d) Thread worm
 
140. Which fruit diabetic patients can eat freely?
a) Mango b) Banana c) Orange
d) Guava
 
141. For respiration, fishes use
a) gills b) mouth c) body
d) None of these
 
142. The hottest planet in the solar system is
a) Mars b) Venus c) Jupiter
d) None of these
 
143. The metal whose salt are sensitive to light is
a) silver b) copper c) zinc
d) None of these
 
144. The lightest substance is
a) Helium b) Oxygen c) Hydrogen
d) None of these
 
145. Green plants store food in
a) stems b) leaves c) roots
d) None of these
 
146. The Chinese practice of curing a disease by needle is called
a) neotherapy b) acupuncture
c) thrombosis d) None of these
 
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b) acupuncture
147. Vitamin-C is richly found in
a) milk b) apple c) lemon
d) None of these
 
148. Vitamin-B is richly found in
a) milk b) apple c) cereals
d) None of these
 
149. Vitamin-A is richly found in
a) milk b) apple c) lemon
d) None of these
 
150. 'Trachoma' is a disease of
a) ears b) legs c) eyes
d) None of these
 
151. 'Leukemia' is caused due to
a) decrease of white blood cells
b) increase of red blood cells
c) increase of white blood cells
d) None of these
 
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c) increase of white blood cells
152. 'Haemoglobin' is found in
a) blood b) bile fluid c) sweat
d) None of these
 
153. Which of the following elements is found in proteins?
a) Carbon dioxide b) Hydrogen
c) Nitrogen d) Oxygen
 
154. In a female human being the average volume of blood is about
a) 2.5 litres b) 3.5 litres c) 4.5 litres d) 5.5 litres
 
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a) 2.5 litres
155. What is the total number of muscles in the normal human body?
a) 200 b) 250 c) 350
d) More than 400
 
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d) More than 400
156. Which of the following diseases affects the blood cells in the human body most?
a) Leukemia b) Meningitis
c) Polio d) Small pox
 
157. Which of the following causes Polimyelitis?
a) Dengue virus b) Enterovirus
c) Mumps virus d) Rhabdovirus
 
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b) Enterovirus
158. The chemical name of Vitamin B is
a) nicotinamide b) ascorbic acid
c) riboflavin d) thiamine
 
159. A corked bottle full of water when frozen will break because
a) the bottle contracts on freezing
b) the volume of water decreases on freezing
c) the volume of water increases on freezing
d) glass is a bad conductor of heat
 
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c) the volume of water increases on freezing
160. Filaria is caused by
a) bacteria b) mosquitoes c) protozoa
d) virus
 
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b) mosquitoes
161. In a normal human body, the total number of red blood cells is
a) 15 trillion b) 20 trillion
c) 25 trillion d) 30 trillion
 
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d) 30 trillion
162. The blood pressure of a young male human being is
a) 110/70 b) 120/80 c) 135/90
d) 140/100
 
163. How many red blood cells does the bone marrow produce every second?
a) 5 million b) 7 million
c) 10 million d) 12 million
 
164. With which of the following is the tape of a tape-recorder coated?
a) Copper sulphate
b) Ferromagnetic powder
c) Mercury d) Zinc oxide
 
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b) Ferromagnetic powder
165. Which of the following vitamins is essential for growth of skin?
a) Vitamin A b) Vitamin B c) Vitamin C
d) Vitamin D
 
166. The branch of science that studies cells is called
a) cytology b) entomology
c) homoplasty d) hormonology
 
167. All of the following are caused by viruses, except
a) jaundice b) influenza
c) typhoid d) mumps
 
168. 'Cataract' is the disease of
a) ears b) legs c) eyes d) None of these
 
169. B.C.G. vaccine is normally used to prevent
a) tuberculosis b) cancer c) rabies
d) None of these
 
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170. 'Astigmatism' is a disease which affects
a) ears b) legs c) eyes
d) None of these
 
171. 'Arthritis' is a disease of the inflammation of
a) lungs b) joints c) brains
d) None of these
 
172. 'Meningitis' affects
a) brain b) skin c) eyes
d) None of these
 
173. 'Goitre' is caused due to lack of
a) iodine b) water c) white corpuscles
d) None of these
 
174. 'Bleeding of gums' is caused due to lack of
a) Vitamin-C b) Vitamin-B c) Vitamin-A
d) None of these
 
175. Which one of the following types of food is produced directly by Photosynthesis?
a) Fat b) Glucose c) Protein
d) Vitamin
 
176. Brass is an alloy of
a) Cu & Zn b) Cu & Sn c) Cu, Sn & Zn
d) Cu, Sn & Ni
 
177. Which one is absent in air?
a) Oxygen b) Nitrogen c) Hydrogen
d) Helium
 
178. With the help of which organ cockroach respirates?
a) Nasal aperture b) Lung c) Spiracles
d) Gills
 
179. How long haemoglobin in blood may remain alive?
a) 80 days b) 100 days c) 120 days
c) whole life
 
180. A piece of stone is thrown horizontally from a height. The path of the stone will be
a) horizontal b) vertical c) circular
d) curved but not circular
 
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d) curved but not circular
181. 'Thrombosis' is a disease of the
a) brain b) skin c) blood
d) None of these
 
182. 'Pneumonia' is caused by the inflammation of
a) liver b) brain c) lungs
d) None of these
 
183. The substance commonly employed as a cooling agent in refrigerators is
a) liquid ammonia b) Nitrogen
c) Helium d) None of these
 
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a) liquid ammonia
184. In an electric bulb, the filament is made of
a) copper b) tungsten c) platinum
d) None of these
 
185. 'In an thermos flask' the vacuum between two walls prevents the heat lost by
a) conduction b) convents c) radiation
d) None of these
 
186. 'Calorie' is the unit of
a) electricity b) light c) heat
d) None of these
 
187. Which of the following diseases is caused due to shortage of red blood cells?
a) Meningitis b) Leukaemia
c) Arthritis d) Anaemia
 
188. Horse-power is a unit of
a) power b) electric current
c) three-horses d) electricity
 
189. The element which has more than one form is called
a) electron b) allotropes
c) isotope d) proton
 
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b) allotropes
190. Bauxite is an ore of
a) zinc b) aluminium c) iron
d) manganese
 
191. Relative humidity of the atmosphere is measured by
a) Barometer b) Hygrometer
c) Fathometer d) Spectograph
 
192. Black Hole is
a) a big hole in the centre of Sun
b) a galaxy of stars
c) a space of intense gravitational force caused by collapse of a star
d) the eleventh planet in our solar system which was discovered by pioneer space craft
 
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c) a space of intense gravitational force caused by collapse of a star
193. The velocity of the sound in vacuum is
a) greater than in air
b) less than in air
c) same as in air
d) None of these
 
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b) less than in air
194. 'Heavy water' is used in
a) making soft drinks b) atomic reactors
c) car battery d) hospital for drinking
 
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b) atomic reactors
195. During photosynthesis, plants need
a) Oxygen b) Nitrogen c) Water
d) Carbon dioxide
 
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d) Carbon dioxide
196. The distance between two stars is measured by the unit of
a) metre b) light year c) mile
d) yard
 
197. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of planets in order of increasing distance from the sun?
a) Venus, Mars, Uranus, Mercury
b) Mercury, Earth, Venus, Mars
c) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
d) Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Earth
 
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c) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
198. As we go up in the atmosphere
a) temperature decreases and pressure increases
b) both temperature and pressure decrease
c) both temperature and pressure increase
d) temperature increases and pressure decreases
 
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d) temperature increases and pressure decreases
199. The atmosphere consists of several layers. What is the lowest layers of the atmosphere called?
a) Exosphere b) Stratosphere
c) Troposphere d) Ionosphere
 
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c) Troposphere
200. 'Philately' deals with
a) Coin collection b) Stamp Collection
c) Stone Collection d) None of these
 
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b) Stamp Collection
201. 'Mycology' deals with
a) Fauna b) Flora c) Fungi
d) None of these
 
202. 'Epigraphy' deals with
a) inscriptions b) epidemics
c) education d) None of these
 
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a) inscriptions
203. 'Cryogenics' deals with
a) Satellites b) Planetary systems
c) Production and application of low temperature
d) None of these
 
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c) Production and application of low temperature
204. 'Sericulture' deals with
a) rearing of silk worms
b) textile technology
c) growth of plants
d) None of these
 
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a) rearing of silk worms
205. Study of Communication of two minds by thought, emotions, etc., is
a) Pomology b) Telepathy
c) Choreology d) None of these
 
206. Study of earthquakes is
a) Virology b) Seismology
c) Oceanography d) None of these
 
207. 'Odontography' deals with
a) teeth b) skull
c) facial sinuses d) None of these
 
208. Which of the following defines the role of a compiler in a computer?
a) It is a programme which changes a programming language into a machine code.
b) It helps in deciding the colour combination of printed matter in colour monitors
c) It is the device which helps in storage of data in a particular area.
d) The compiler is used to link various computers in a local network.
 
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a) It is a programme which changes a programming language into a machine code.
209. Which of the following is NOT a computer language?
a) I.B.M. b) Fortran c) Pascal
d) Cobol
 
210. Which of the following terms is NOT associated with computers?
a) Frankland reaction b) Database
c) Binary d) Windows
 
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a) Frankland reaction
211. "Iconography' deals with
a) teaching by models b) goods
c) life in other planets d) None of these
 
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a) teaching by models
212. 'Ceramics' deals with
a) Young age b) Old age
c) Adolescenced d) None of these
 
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c) Adolescenced
213. 'Bionics' deals with
a) sensory perception of animals
b) sensory perception of birds
c) sensory perception of man
d) None of theses
 
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b) sensory perception of birds
214. 'Cytogenetics' deals with
a) shells b) cell formation
c) secret writing d) None of these
 
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b) cell formation
215. 'Conchology' deals with
a) shells b) cell formation
c) secret writing d) None of these
 
216. 'Ornithology' deals with
a) study of birds b) education
c) origin of species d) None of these
 
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a) study of birds
217. Which of the following is NOT true regarding stratosphere?
a) It is the lowest layer of atmosphere covering the earth
b) It contains thick layer of Ozone
c) It absorbs Ultra-violet radiation
d) Its thickness is decreasing slowly
 
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a) It is the lowest layer of atmosphere covering the earth
218. The most abundant element on the earth crust is
a) Silicon b) Oxygen c) Aluminium
d) Calcium
 
219. Gasohol is used as fuel for automobiles
a) Petrol b) L.P.G. c) Diesel
d) mixture of alcohol & petrol
 
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d) mixture of alcohol & petrol
220. The Planets on either side of the Earth are
a) Mercury & Venus b) Venus & Saturn
c) Mars & Jupiter d) Mars & Venus
 
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d) Mars & Venus
221. If you weigh 60 kg on this Earth your weight on the Moon will be
a) 120 kg b) 60 kg c) 30 kg d) 10 kg
 
222. The cloudy nights are warmer because
a) clouds prevent radiation from earth
b) clouds emit heat rays
c) lightning produces heat
d) None of these
 
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a) clouds prevent radiation from earth
223. A stick partially immersed in water looks bent. It is a phenomenon of
a) reflection b) parallax view
c) refraction d) None of these
 
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c) refraction
224. A petrol flame cannot be extinguished by pouring water because
a) petrol and water react
b) the heat of petrol fire decomposes water
c) water floats on petrol
d) None of these
 
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b) the heat of petrol fire decomposes water
225. An electric bulb makes a bang when it is broken because
a) it has a partial vacuum
b) a gas comes out of the bulb
c) the tungsten makes the noise
d) None of these
 
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a) it has a partial vacuum
226. Copper is not used in electric heaters because
a) it melts at a high temperature
b) it is costly
c) it emits a poisonous gas when heated
d) None of these
 
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a) it melts at a high temperature
227. The sea-water is saline because
a) the see-weeds emit salts
b) the rivers bring salts
c) the rain bring salts
d) None of these
 
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b) the rivers bring salts
228. The fuse wire has
a) low resistance b) high resistance
c) no resistance d) None of these
 
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d) None of these
229. Energy is measured in the same units as
a) work b) power c) momentum
d) inertia
 
230. As a metal rod increases in length due to heating its diameter
a) increases b) decreases
c) remains the same d) None of these
 
231. Rutherford is the scientist noted for
a) the discovery of isotopes
b) the invention of the cyclotron
c) the invention of the synchrotron
d) the first man-made
transmutations
 
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d) the first man-made
transmutations
232. Red, yellow, and blue are known as
a) primary pigments b) primary colours
c) complementary colours d) secondary colours
 
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b) primary colours
233. Sun's energy is produced by
a) nuclear fission b) nuclear fusion
c) burning of gases d) none of the above
 
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b) nuclear fusion
234. The purpose of a filament in a radio tube is to
a) emit heat b) emit light
c) emit electrons d) absorb light
 
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c) emit electrons
235. On a clear, calm day, as the temperature decreases, the relative humidity
a) increases b) decreases
c) remains the same d) None of these
 
236. Sound waves above 20,000 cps. are called
a) supersonic b) overtones
c) infrasonic d) ultrasonic
 
237. A defect in lens due to the dispersion of light is called
a) myopia b) astigmatism
c) spherical aberration
d) chromatic aberration
 
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d) chromatic aberration
238. All the ecosystems taken together in a geographical area form a bigger unit called
a) community b) territory c) biome
c) biosphere
 
239. Vulcanisation is a
a) process for hardening of rubber by heating it with sulphur
b) science of studying volcanoes
c) process connected with the making of voltaic cells
d) method to degrade polymers
 
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a) process for hardening of rubber by heating it with sulphur
240. A small gap is left between the joints of rails
a) to produce sound
b) to save the cost
c) to accommodate expansion in summer
d) None of these
 
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c) to accommodate expansion in summer
241. The lightning is seen before we hear thunder because
a) the speed of light is more than that of sound
b) we can see quickly than we hear
c) the lightning is brighter
d) None of these
 
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a) the speed of light is more than that of sound
242. The blotting paper absorbs quickly because
a) it has got small pores
b) it is white
c) an is absorbing chemical is mixed
d) None of these
 
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a) it has got small pores
243. The white clothes are preferable in summer because
a) they are cheaper
b) they do not absorb sun light
c) it is comfortable to wear
d) None of these
 
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b) they do not absorb sun light
244. An object weighs a little less at the equator than at the poles because
a) the equator has got severely hot atmosphere
b) cyclones often occur
c) the gravitational pull at the equator is less than at the poles
d) None of these
 
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c) the gravitational pull at the equator is less than at the poles
245. It takes more time to cook potatoes on mountain tops because
a) the atmospheric pressure is low
b) the atmospheric pressure is high
c) the place is very cool
d) None of these
 
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a) the atmospheric pressure is low
246. The moon has no atmosphere because of
a) its thinness
b) emittance of no gases by its crust
c) its closenes to sun
d) None of these
 
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a) its thinness
247. The bats fly in the dark without hitting the obstruction because
a) they emit ultra-sonic waves to detect obstruction
b) they can see in dark
c) they fly with limited speed
d) None of these
 
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a) they emit ultra-sonic waves to detect obstruction
248. A plane approaching at a speed of 960 miles is not heard because
a) it will fall down
b) it does not produce sound at this speed
c) this speed is more than the speed of sound
d) None of these
 
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c) this speed is more than the speed of sound
249. Hardware is related to
a) Calculator b) Dress items
c) Acids d) Computers
 
250. Which one of the following is used for dating archaelogical specimens in wood and bones?
a) Uranium-235 b) Argon Isotope
c) Carbon-14 d) medicine
 
251. Urea is used as a
a) fertilizer b) insecticide
c) food d) medicine
 
252. The injection of "anti-toxin" is given to prevent
a) typhoid b) tuberculosis
c) tetanus d) measles
 
253. Which oxide of Nitrogen of Nitrogen is used as anaesthetic?
a) Nitrogen dioxide b) Nitric oxide
c) Nitrous oxide d) Nitrogen pentoxide
 
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c) Nitrous oxide
254. Which of the following is water-borne disease?
a) Cholera b) Influenza
c) Small pox d) Malaria
 
255. Aquaculture refers to
a) Culture of fish b) Culture of seeds
c) Culture of sea weeds
d) Culture of water-living from
 
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a) Culture of fish
256. "Greenhouse effect" is due to
a) carbon dioxide b) Sulphur dioxide
c) Oxygen d) rare gases
 
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a) carbon dioxide
257. The acid present in butter-milk is
a) Butyriuc acid b) Lactic acid
c) Citric acid d) Acetic acid
 
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c) Citric acid
258. The trade name IBM is associated with
a) Motor cars b) Scooters c) Fridge
d) Computers
 
259. The gas used in an electric bulb is
a) Nitrogen b) Hydrogen c) Oxygen
d) Inert gas
 
260. The nature of Graphite is
a) slippery b) hard c) liquid
d) None of these
 
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d) None of these
261. The hardest substance available on earth is
a) Coal b) Gold c) Diamond d) Platinum
 
262. Which pair is NOT correctly matched?
a) Insulin-Diabetes b) Virus-Aids
c) Jaundice-Kidney d) Bacteria-typhoid
 
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c) Jaundice-Kidney
263. Unit of electric current is
a) Insulin-Diabetes b) Virus-Aids
c) Jaundice-Kidney d) Bacteria-Typhoid
 
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c) Jaundice-Kidney
264. The human heart-beat per minute at an average is
a) 60 b) 72 c) 80 d) 90
 
265. Which of the following Vitamins helps in normal clotting of blood in human beings?
a) A b) C c) D d) K
 
266. The instrument used to measure the curvature of a surface is
a) sphygmanometer b) callipers
c) spherometer d) None of these
 
267. An Instrument used to determine the volume changes in chemical reaction is known as
a) Eudiometer b) Pipet c) Burette
d) None of these
 
268. The instrument used to measure the altitude
of the Sun is
a) Pyrometer b) Sextant c) Telstar
d) None of these
 
269. 'To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction' it is Newton's
a) First Law b) Second Law
c) Third Law d) None of these
 
270. 'Saccharimeter' is used to determine
a) organic matter in a solution
b) the sugar content in solution
c) fat in food
d) None of these
 
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c) fat in food
271. 'Photometer' is used to determine
a) capacity of atomic reactor
b) capacity of thermal plant
c) illuminating power of a source of a light
d) None of these
 
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c) illuminating power of a source of a light
272. 'Radar' is used to detect
a) flying objects b) military tanks
c) artilleries d) None of these
 
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a) flying objects
273. 'Seismograph' is used to record
a) earth quakes b) heart beats
c) the speed of military aircraft
d) None of these
 
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a) earth quakes
274. Radiator is a
a) mixing agent b) cooling agent
c) separating agent d) None of these
 
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b) cooling agent
275. Anaemia is caused in man due to the deficiency of
a) Folic acid b) Vitamin A
c) VItamin B12 d) None of these
 
276. The most important function of perspiration is to
a) get rid of the body wastes
b) regulate the body temperature
c) regulate the body water supply
d) lubricate the epithelial tissue
 
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b) regulate the body temperature
277. The chief constituent of gobar gas is
a) Carbon dioxide b) Acetylene
c) Ethylene d) Methane
 
278. Ageing in human being is caused by disappearance of which of the following glands?
a) Thyroid b) Thymus c) Pituitary
d) Parathyroid
 
279. A small weight put on a pressure cooker increases the pressure of the steam because
a) it is air-tight
b) area of contact is very small
c) density of metal is very high
d) pressure builds up irrespective of the weight placed
 
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d) pressure builds up irrespective of the weight placed
280. A person climbing the hill bends forward in order to
a) avoid slipping b) increase speed
c) reduce fatigue d) increase stability
 
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d) increase stability
281. Which one of the following diseases is genetically linked?
a) Epilepsy b) AIDS
c) Colour-blindness
d) Leucoderma
 
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c) Colour-blindness
282. Which of the following food items is NOT a source of Vitamin C?
a) Tomato b) Milk c) Carrot d) Mango
 
283. Citrus fruits are considered a rich source of which of the following vitamins?
a) Vitamin A b) Vitamin B c) Vitamin C
d) Vitamin D
 
284. 'Dermatology' is the study of
a) skin and its diseases
b) Genus
c) eye and its diseases
d) ear and its diseases
e) None of these
 
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a) skin and its diseases
285. 'Fathometer' is an instrument to determine
a) the lineage of a man
b) the depth of the well
c) the depth of the ocean
d) None of these
 
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c) the depth of the ocean
286. 'Gravimeter' is an instrument used to detect
a) water deposits under earth
b) oil deposits under water
c) minerals under earth
d) None of these
 
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b) oil deposits under water
287. 'Encephalograph' is an instrument to record
a) brain movements b) heart movements
c) blood circulation d) None of these
 
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a) brain movements
288. 'Cardiogram' is an instrument to trace
a) brain movements b) heart movements
c) blood circulation d) None of these
 
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b) heart movements
289. 'Anemometer' is an instrument used to measure
a) height b) purity of petrol
c) velocity of wind d) None of these
 
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c) velocity of wind
290. Carburettor is an arrangement in internal combustion engines for
a) mixing water with petrol
b) mixing air with petrol vapour
c) mixing oil with petrol
d) None of these
 
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b) mixing air with petrol vapour
291. Steering of a car involves
a) a single force
b) two forces acting in the same direction
c) two forces acting along different lines and in opposite directions
d) a pair of forces acting along the same line and in opposite directions
 
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d) a pair of forces acting along the same line and in opposite directions
292. The projection used for navigational maps is
a) Mollweide's b) Mercator's
c) Polyconic d) Bonne's
 
293. Ozone layer in the outer atmosphere helps us in
a) reflecting radio waves and makes radio communication possible
b) regulating the temperature of the atmosphere
c) absorbing harmful cosmic ray particles
d) absorbing harmful doses of ultra-violet radiation
 
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d) absorbing harmful doses of ultra-violet radiation
294. The property by virtue of which metals can be beaten into thin sheets is known as
a) Ductility b) Malleability
c) Conductivity d) Density
 
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b) Malleability
295. Plants that grow under average conditions of temperature and pressure are
a) Mesophytes b) Halophytes
c) Xerophytes d) Hydrophytes
 
296. The part of the earth which is covered by living organisms both of the plant and animal kingdoms is
a) Hydrosphere b) Lithosphere
c) Atmosphere d) Biosphere
 
297. 'Cholera Bacillus' was invented by
a) Robert Koch b) Hoffman
c) Lister d) None of these
 
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a) Robert Koch
298. 'Aeroplane' was invented in the year
a) 1896 b) 1929 c) 1903
d) None of these
 
299. 'Landstorm' invented
a) Gas engine b) Metallurgy
c) Safety Match d) None of these
 
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c) Safety Match
300. 'Simpson and Harrison' are associated with the invention of
a) Chloroform b) Balloon
c) Boson d) None of these
 
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a) Chloroform
301. 'By-cycle' was invented by
a) Macmillan b) Alexanderson
c) Eijkman d) None of these
 
302. The cause of Beri-Beri was discovered by
a) Macmillan b) Alexanderson
c) Eijkman d) None of these
 
303. Barometer was invented by
a) Toricelli b) S.N. Bose
c) Lister d) None of these
 
304. 'Atomic Theory' was devised by
a) Daimler b) Mosley c) Dalton
d) None of these
 
305. D.D.T. was invented by
a) Rudolf b) Dr.Paul Muller
c) Waterman d) None of these
 
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b) Dr.Paul Muller
306. 'Helicopter' was invented by
a) Broquet b) Cockrell c) Drinker
d) None of these
 
307. 'Telegraphic Code' was introduced by
a) Thomas Moore b)Bushwell
c) Samuel Morse d) None of these
 
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c) Samuel Morse
308. Elias Howe invented
a) Steamboat b) Sewing achine
c) T.N.T. d) None of these
 
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b) Sewing achine
309. The field of activity of J.C. Bose was
a) Botany b) Zoology c) Chemistry
d) None of these
 
310. 'Pneumatic tyre' was invented by
a) Stanes b) Dunlop c) Firestone
d) None of these
 
311. 'Lift' was invented by
a) Lee De Forect b) Domagk c) Otis
d) None of these
 
312. 'Dr. Sigmund Freud' is associated with
a) Psycho-analysis
b) Colour cinematography
c) Insulin d) None of thes
 
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a) Psycho-analysis
313. 'Otto Hahn' is associated with
a) Discovery of plant growth
b) Quantum Theory c) Nuclear Fission
d) None of these
 
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c) Nuclear Fission
314. The concentration of acid in batteries is measured by using
a) hydrometer b) hygrometer
c) anemometer d)psychrometeer
 
315. Which one of the following atmospheric layers lies closely above the troposphere?
a) Mesosphere b) Ionosphere
c) Chemosphere d) Stratosphere
 
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d) Stratosphere
316. Laser beams
a) are coherent and unidirectional in nature and have a broad band
b) are incoherent, can be produced at very high intensity and are unidirectional
c) can produce very high intensity, are monochromatic and omnidirectional in nature
d) are coherent, monochromatic and unidirectional in nature
 
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d) are coherent, monochromatic and unidirectional in nature
317. If most of the children of a particular village suffered from night blindness, the nutritional supplement they need to be provided with would include
a) pulses b) fruits like guava
c) carrots d) radish
 
318. The weight of a body at the centre of the earth will be
a) the same as that on the surface of the earth
b) more than that on the surface of the earth
c) about half of that on the surface of the earth
d) zero
 
319. Super Nova is
a) a comet b) an asteroid
c) a dying star d) a black hole
 
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c) a dying star
320. Insulin regulates
a) reproduction b) heart beat
c) blood glucose level
d) physical growth
 
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c) blood glucose level
321. Which one of the following atmospheric layers lies closely above the troposphere?
a) Mesosphere b) Ionosphere
c) Chemosphere d) Stratosphere
 
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d) Stratosphere
322. 'Operation flood' relates to
a) sea food industry
b) oil and natural gas exploration
c) processed food industry
d) dairy industry
 
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d) dairy industry
323. The lowest fat percentage is found in the milk of
a) buffalo b) goat c) cow d) camel
 
324. Direct conversion of solar energy by the use of photo-voltaic cell results in the production of
a) optical energy b) electrical energy
c) thermal energy d) Mechanical energy
 
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b) electrical energy
325. Which of the following come under the category of electromagnetic radiation?
1. Gamma rays 2. X-rays
3. Microwaves 4. Cathode rays
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Codes:
a) 1 and 4 b) 1,2 and 3
c) 1,2,3 and 4 d) 2 and 3
 
326. Tides in the sea have stored in them
a) Kinetic energy b) hydraulic energy
c) gravitational potential energy
d) a combination of all the above three forms of energy
 
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c) gravitational potential energy
327. 'Television' was invented by
a) Sholes b) Shockley c) J.L.Baird
d) Daimler
 
328. Prof. S.Chandrasekar is associated with
a) Astrophysics b) Chemistry
c) Geology d) None of these
 
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a) Astrophysics
329. 'Blood circulation' was discovered by
a) Fleming b) Harvey c) Louis
d) None of these
 
330. 'Streptomycin' was invented by
a) Fleming b) Walkman c) Curie
d) None of these
 
331. Typewriter was invented by
a) Shockley b) Sholes c) Howe
d) None of these
 
332. 'Thermos Flask' was invented by
a) Dewar b) Daimler c) Urey
d) None of these
 
333. Revolver was invented by
a) Bushwell b) Colt c) Mercater
d) None of these
 
334. The common transport from of sugar in plants is
a) Glucose b) Fructose c) Sucrose
d) Galactose
 
335. The main gas causing the green house effect is
a) Oxygen b) Nitrogen c) Ammonia
d) Carbon dioxide
 
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d) Carbon dioxide
336. Which vitamin is provided by sunlight to body?
a) A b) B c) C d) D
 
337. For the rear view, motorists use
a) Plane mirror b) concave mirror
c) convex mirror d) Cylindrical mirror
 
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c) convex mirror
338. Bile is synthesized in
a) Liver b) Spleen c) Gall Bladder
d) Pancreas
 
339. Deuterium oxide is known as
a) Heavy water b) Heavy hydrogen
c) Agriculture d) Music
 
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a) Heavy water
340. Match the following
Plant products
P) Quinine Q) Mollasees R) Iodine
S) Rubber
Plants
1) Sugarcane 2) Cinchona 3) Hevea
4) Sea Kelp
Codes
a) P2 Q1 R4 S3
b) P2 Q3 R4 S1
c) P4 Q1 R2 S3
d) P1 Q2 R3 S4
 
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a) P2 Q1 R4 S3
341. 'Bushwell' invented
a) Hovercraft b) Submarine
c) Atomic Bomb d) Bicycle
 
342. 'Electrons' were discovered by
a) Roentgen b) J.J.Thompson
c) Newton d) Chadwick
 
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b) J.J.Thompson
343. 'Roentgen' discovered
a) X-rays b) Encephalograph
c) Anti-Polio Vaccine d) Electrons
 
344. Chadwick discovered
a) Atom b) Electron c) Neutron
d) Proton
 
345. Who designed 'Suez Canal'?
a) Ferdinand de Lesseps
b) La Corubusier c) Nasser
d) None of these
 
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a) Ferdinand de Lesseps
346. Who invented 'logarithms'?
a) Amundson b) John Napier
c) Mendeleef d) None of these
 
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b) John Napier
347. Per capita consumption of paper in India approximately
a) 3.6 kg b) 24 kg c) 84 kg d) 240 kg
 
348. Which of the following States, according to 2001 census, has the largest concentration of Scheduled Tribes population?
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Bihar
c) Madhya Pradesh d) West Bengal
 
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c) Madhya Pradesh
349. Manufacture of cement was started in India in 1904 at
a) Trivandrum b) Chennai c) Kota
d) Ahmedabad
 
350. Air travel services by Indian Airlines is NOT provided to
a) Oman b) Kuwait c) Thailand
d) Myanmar
 
351. Which of the following places does NOT have a Railway Production Unit?
a) Bhopal b) Kapurthala c) Perambur
d) Hyderabad
 
352. Approximately what per cent of total track kilometre is electrified for the Indian Railways? (2006)
a) 18.14 b) 40.0 c) 26.28 d) 30.12
 
353. What is the number of passengers carried annually by the Indain Railways?
a) 3,000 million
b) 3,500 million
c) 3,750 million
d) 2,500 million
 
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c) 3,750 million
354. The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited has been set up for the construction of a broad gauge line from
a) Roha to Mangalore
b) Manmad to Coimbatore
c) Kolhapur to Quilon
d) Panaji to Kozhikode
 
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a) Roha to Mangalore
355. When was the Oil and Natural Gas Commission set up?
a) 1956 b) 1957 c) 1958 d) 1960
 
356. The twelfth major seaport, which has been commissioned is at
a) New Mangaloru b) Ennur (Chennai)
c) Tuticorin d) Kochi
 
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b) Ennur (Chennai)
357. Which one of the following Railway Zones has the maximum route kilometrage in India?
a) Southern b) Central c) Northern
d) Eastern
 
358. Which of the following is NOT an undertaking under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways?
a) Container Corporation of India Limited
b) Konkan Railway Corporation Limited
c) Indian Railways Construction Company Limited
d) Diesel Locomotive Works, Varansi
 
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d) Diesel Locomotive Works, Varansi
359. The Indian Railways have a route kilometrage
of nearly (2007)
a) 58,300 b) 63,465 c) 63,122
d) 65,206
 
360. At which of the following places in India is export processing zone not situated?
a) Visakhapatnam b) Fariadabad
c) Falta d) Chennai
 
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b) Fariadabad
361. In India Vespa Scooter is manufactured by
a) Bajaj b) Vespa c) LML
d) None of these
 
362. FORCE 10 is brand of shoes manufactured and marketed in India by
a) Mescos b) Action c) Liberty
d) None of these
 
363. Windows 95 is a
a) Computer Software b) Computer Hardware
c) Fancy Furniture d) None of these
 
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a) Computer Software
364. The first railway train steamed off in April, 1853 from
a) Agra to Mathura b) Mumbai to Thane
c) Howrah to Burdwan d) Delhi to Meerut
 
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b) Mumbai to Thane
365. The first public sector fertiliser factory in India, which went into production in 1951, is at
a) Nangal b) Gorakhpur c) Talcher
d) Sindri
 
366. What is the percentage of India's population in relation to the world population?
a) 13% b) 16.7% c) 20% d) 22%
 
367. According to 2001 Census, the proportion of urban population is nearest to
a) 17% b) 18% c) 19% d) 28%
 
368. The annual yield from which of the following Union Government taxes is the highest?
a) Customer duties
b) Corporation tax and income tax
c) Inheritance tax, wealth tax, interest tax and gift tax
d) Excise duties
 
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d) Excise duties
369. The Government of India acquired the ownership and control of major banks in 1969 whose deposits were not less than
a) Rs.40 crore b) Rs.50 crore
c) Rs.60 crore d) Rs. 80 crore
 
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b) Rs.50 crore
370. The Chairman for the Thirteenth Finance Commission
a) Vijay L.Kelkar b) C. Rangarajan
c) Dr.Manmohan Singh
d) P.V. Narasimha Rao
 
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a) Vijay L.Kelkar
371. The number one sugar producing country in the world is
a) Cuba b) India c) Brazil d) Ghana
 
372. What do you mean by the term 'Glasnost'?
a) The Policy of openess followed by Gorbachev
b) New kind of fibre glass developed in U.S.A.
c) New Space Station of U.S.S.R
d) None of the above
 
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a) The Policy of openess followed by Gorbachev
373. Who is the Chairman of the Planning Commission now?
a) Reserve Bank Governor
b) Prime Minister of India
c) President of India
d) Finance Minister
 
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b) Prime Minister of India
374. Why was the First Five Year Plan a haphazard venture?
a) Because planners did not have experience
b) Because planners had no reliable statistics to work upon
c) Because the government failed to implement it
d) All these above
 
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b) Because planners had no reliable statistics to work upon
375. What was the period of the First Five Year Plan?
a) from 1951 to 1956
b) from 1947 to 1952
c) from 1950 to 1955
d) from 1948 to 1953
 
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a) from 1951 to 1956
376. What is the purpose of setting up the Planning Commission?
a) for the most effective and balanced utilisation of the country's resources
b) for helping the government
c) for guiding the activities of the different agencies dealing with economic activity
d) to avoid wastage in spending
 
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a) for the most effective and balanced utilisation of the country's resources
377. The purchasing power of rupee at present is about is about
a) 6.57 paise b) 22 paise
c) 24 paise d) 100 paise
 
378. No person can be employed in factories or mines unless he is above the age of
a) 12 years b) 14 years c) 18 years
d) 20 years
 
379. "Take off state" in an economy means
a) All controls are removed
b) Economy is about to collapse
c) Economy is stagnant
d) Steady growth begins
 
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d) Steady growth begins
380. Indian farmers are most idle during
a) Hot wet season b) Hot dry season
c) Cold wet season
d) Cold season beginning
 
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c) Cold wet season
381. Kudremukh is
a) A type of whale b) A Naval ship
c) An Irrigation Project
d) An Iron ore Project
 
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d) An Iron ore Project
382. The Five year Plans are approved and reviewed by the
a) National Development Council
b) Planing Commission c) Lok Sabha
d) Union Cabinet
 
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a) National Development Council
383. Decimal currency system was adopted in India in the year
a) 1956 b) 1958 c) 1955 d) 1957
 
384. The first railway line was laid in
a) U.S.A. b) North-East England
c) Europe d) U.S.A. and England
 
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b) North-East England
385. Which rank does the Indian railway system occupy in the world?
a) First b) Fourth c) Sixth
d) Second
 
386. Which rank does the Indian railway system occupy in the world?
a) First b) Fourth c) Sixth
d) Second
 
387. Which of the following places in India is NOT rich in oil?
a) Brahmaputra Valley (Assam)
b) Cambay (Gujarat)
c) Ganga Basin (U.P.)
d) Deccan Plateau (Maharastra)
 
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c) Ganga Basin (U.P.)
388. The coal industry was started in India in
a) 1900 b) 1857 c) 1820 d) 1846
 
389. Which of the following is NOT the principal crop of the Rabi Season?
a) Barley b) Gram c) Linseed
d) Maize
 
390. Which of the following is NOT the principal crop of Kharif?
a) Jowar b) Bajra c) Rice d) Wheat
 
391. The Kharif season begins in
a) October b) May c) January
d) December
 
392. The food crop takes up
a) 80% of the cropped area
b) 75% of the cropped area
c) 40% of the cropped area
d) 60% of the cropped area
 
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b) 75% of the cropped area
393. Agriculture accounts for ..... of the national income
a) 48% b) 74% c) 30% d) 50%
 
394. How much minimum paid-up capital (in Rupees crores) is to be raised for establishing a new private bank in India?
a) 50 b) 75 c) 100 d) 125
 
395. Tehri Hydro Power Complex is built on which of the following rivers?
a) Yamuna
b) Bhagirthi, a tributary of Ganga
c) Gomati d) Ramganga
 
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b) Bhagirthi, a tributary of Ganga
396. From 1993-94 a new scheme was launched under the Jawahar Rozgar Yojana for taking up innovative projects. Which of the following is/are aim/s that schemes?
1. Prevention of migration of labour
2. Enhancing women's employment
Codes:
a. only '1' b) only '2'
c) either '1' or '2'
d) Neither '1' or '2'
 
397. The Industry which employs the maximum number of workers in India is
a) Sugar b) Jute c) Iron and Steel
d) Cotton Textiles
 
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d) Cotton Textiles
398. The per capita income of which of the following States is maximum?
a) Haryana b) Punjab c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh
 
399. Which of the following have been strengthened to undertake decentralised rural credit?
a) Cooperative Credit Societies
b) Regional Rural Banks
c) Lead Banks
d) Land Development Banks
 
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b) Regional Rural Banks
400. Inflation implies
a) rise in prices of consumer goods
b) rise in money supply
c) rise in general price index
d) rise in budget deficit
 
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c) rise in general price index
401. Out of the total gross bank credit of all the banks what is the share of large, medium and small scale industries in India?
a) 64.5% b) 38.9% c) 45.8% d) 53.5%
 
402. Which of the following States is the major beneficiary of the Sardar Sarovar Project?
a) Maharashatra b) Gujarat
c) Madhya Pradesh d) Rajasthan
 
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a) Maharashatra
403. The total net area under cultivation in India is about
a) 99% of the total area under operational holdings
b) 200 million hectares
c) 150 million hectares
d) 100 million hectares
 
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c) 150 million hectares
404. The high denomination notes were demonetised in India in
a) 1977 b) 1966 c) 1965
d) None of these
 
405. The growth rate envisaged for Nineth Five year plan was
a) 5% b) 7% c) 6% d) 5.5%
 
406. The first one paisa coin under the decimal system was issued in
a) April, 1970 b) March, 1962
c) August, 1947 d) None of these
 
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b) March, 1962
407. When was the rupee first minted in India?
a) After Independence
b) During the Governorship of Lord Bentick
c) During the reign of Sher Shah
d) During the reign of Ashoka
 
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c) During the reign of Sher Shah
408. Currency notes of the RBI are backed by certain assets. These assets must not be less than a prescribed amount of
a) Gold and foreign securities
b) Gold
c) Government securities
d) Gold, foreign securities and Government securoties
 
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a) Gold and foreign securities
409. Demand of a commodity mainly depends on
a) Desire to purchase
b) Power to purchase c) Tax policy
d) Advertisement
 
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b) Power to purchase
410. Devaluation of a currency refers to
a) Decrease in the external value of money
b) Decrease in the internal value of money
c) Decrease both in the external and internal values of money
d) Government withdrawal of a currency not of a denomination
 
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a) Decrease in the external value of money
411. The demand curve will go up in the case of a commodity when...
a) its price falls
b) income of consumers increases
c) prices of domestic products fall
d) essential commodities become more expensive
 
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d) essential commodities become more expensive
412. Which one of the following crops has the most dispersed distribution in India?
a) Coffee b) Cotton c) Jute
d) Tea
 
413. The class which almost remained aloof and participated the least in the Indian National Movement was
a) Capitalists b) The peasants
c) Government officials
d) Princes of States
 
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d) Princes of States
414. What is the main purpose of currency?
a) Currency chest
b) Standard of postponed payments
c) Standard of money
d) Medium of exchange
 
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d) Medium of exchange
415. The ideal monsoon system is developed in
a) Mexico b) India c) Thailand
d) China
 
416. An integrated and coordinated rail and road network helps in the economic development of a country by linking
a) Centres of production with consumption points
b) District headquarters with villages
c) Ports with hinterland
d) National and State capitals
 
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c) Ports with hinterland
417. 'Isabgol" is in important cash crop in which of the following States?
a) Maghya Pradesh b) Haryana
c) Rajasthan d) Gujarat
 
418. The population of India according to 2001 census is
a) 102.8 crores b) 108.2 crores
c) 104 crores d) 88.2 crores
 
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a) 102.8 crores
419. The former name of 'Reserve Bank of India' was
a) Imperial Bank of India
b) National Bank of India
c) Central Bank of India
d) Chartered Bank of India
 
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c) Central Bank of India
420. Mark the which does NOT belong to the group
a) Reserve Bank of India
b)Union Bank of India
c) Punjab National Bank
d) All the above
 
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a) Reserve Bank of India
421. 'Joint Sector' means
a) Collaboration with a foreign country
b) Joining of public and private sectors
c) Participation of labour with management
d) Government and private
 
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b) Joining of public and private sectors
422. 'Mahatma Ganghi Setu', the longest bridge in Asia has been built across the river
a) Kosi b) The Ganges c) Yamuna
d) Ganga
 
423. 'Farakka Barrage' was built to check
a) Erosion of Calcutta harbour
b) Water flow into Bangladesh
c) Silting of Calcutta harbour
d) floods
 
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c) Silting of Calcutta harbour
424. 'Chambal Ravines' cover about
a) 59 lakh acres
b) 70 lakh acres
c) 70 million acres
d) None of these
 
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c) 70 million acres
425. 'Ukai Project' is in
a) Jammu & Kashmir b) Punjab
c) Gujarat d) Uttar Pradesh
 
426. Which of the following countries were the first member countries of the European Economic Community when it was established in 1957?
a) France, UK and Denmark
b) France, Greece, UK and Italy
c) France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg
d) All as in (c) above and UK
 
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c) France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg
427. Which one of the following countries is a member of ASEAN?
a) India b) Indonesia c) Myanmar
d) None of these
 
428. Saffola edible oil is manufactured by which of the following companies?
a) ITC b) BILT c) BBLIL
d) Marico Industries
 
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d) Marico Industries
429. The abbreviation GDR stands for
a) Gross Domestic Revenue
b) Gross Depository Receipts
c) Global Depository Receipts
d) Gross Domestic Receipts
 
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c) Global Depository Receipts
430. What is the proposed common currency of European Union?
a) ECU b) Pound Sterling
c) Euro d) Stermark
 
431. As per the available reports, the per capita income of which of the following States is maximum?
a) Haryana b) Punjab c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh
 
432. Which among the following five is rated as the poorest State on the basis of poverty line?
a) Uttar Pradesh b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Tamilnadu d) Orissa
 
433. The Prakash Tandon report deals with
a) restructuring of the railways
b) restructuring of the Indian Airlines
c) Bank Scam
d) Privatisation of General insurance business
 
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a) restructuring of the railways
434. Which of the following is nearest Rupee Value of U.S. Dollar at present (April, 2006)?
a) 28.6 b) 43.5 c) 47.80 d) 41.2
 
435. Which of the following is stipulated under GATT on technical barriers to trade?
a) Restricting the production of technical goods to a few selected countries
b) Preparation of detailed guidelines for prevention of deceptive practices
c) Applying stricter control over production and export of electronic goods
d) The importing countries have the right to enforce technical regulations at custom points
 
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d) The importing countries have the right to enforce technical regulations at custom points
436. Thien Dam is in
a) Jammu & Kashmir b) Punjab
c) Gujarat c) Haryana
 
437. 'Kudermukh Iron Ore' project is in
a) Kerala b) karnataka c) Tamilnadu
d) Orissa
 
438. 'Malaprabha' Project is in
a) Kerala b) Karnataka c) Tamilnadu
d) Andhra Pradesh
 
439. 'Kosi' river passes through
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Karnataka c) Bihar
d) Orissa
 
440. Bakra-Nangal dam is built across the river
a) Nangal b) Sutlej c) Bakra
d) Yamuna
 
441. The Valley Project designed on the model of Tennese Valley Authority
a) Gandak Project b) Damodar Valley Project
c) Hirakud Project d) Sri Sailam Profect
 
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b) Damodar Valley Project
442. Three Annual Plans were launched in the year
a) 1966-69 b) 1957-60 c) 1963-66
d) None
 
443. Where is the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research situated?
a) Mumbai b) Pune c) Nasik
d) Bangalore
 
444. Which of the following is NOT true about the 2001 Census data released recently?
I. India is set to become the largest populous country by 2010
II. India's population will jump from 846 million in 1991 to over 1 billion by the year 2000.
III. Proportion of population age 60 years and and above has increased to 6.8 per cent.
Codes:
a) Only I is not true
b) Only II is not true
C) Only III is not true
D) Only III both are not true
 
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a) Only I is not true
445. Which of the following is the name of the American firm which designed DOS very much in use these days?
a) Modern ) Intel c) Cyberspace
d) Microsoft
 
446. The foodgrains production in India is about how many million tonnes?
a) 210.7 b) 191.21 c) 155.20 d) 189.12
 
447. The area under forest in India is
a) 15% b) 20% c) 23% d) 25%
 
448. The staple food of Indian is
a) Wheat b) Rice c) Maize d) Pulses
 
449. Out of the cultivated area, the area under irrigation on
a) 30% b) 35% c) 47% d) 26.3%
 
450. The Life Insurance Corporation was established on
a) 1st January, 1950
b) 1st September, 1956
c) 1st May, 1958
d) 1st January, 1969
 
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b) 1st September, 1956
451. The density of population in India per sq.km. as per 2001 census is
a) 150 b) 200 c) 325 d) 350
 
452. The former name of State Bank of India was
a) Central Bank of India
b) Imperial Bank of India
c) United Bank of India
d) People's Bank of India
 
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b) Imperial Bank of India
453. Which crop is sown on the largest area in India?
a) Wheat b) Rice c) Sugar d) Maize
 
454. The world's largest Personal Computer Network Service is provided by which of the following?
a) Ernet b) Intel c) Internet
d) Technical
 
455. Which of the following Plants/Institutions of India Railways is located at Kapurthala?
a) Wheel and Axle Plant
b) Institute of Rail Transport
c) Rail Coach Factory
d) Diesel Locomotive Works
 
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c) Rail Coach Factory
456. National Dairy Research Centre is situated in which city?
a) Bhopal b) Dehradun c) Anand
d) karnal
 
457. The Headquarters of SAARC is located in which city
a) New Delhi b) Colombo c) Islamabad
d) Kathmandu
 
458. India's total armed force are approximately
a) 10 lakhs b) 10 millions
c) 2 crores d) None
 
459. India's Defence expenditure in 2006-07 Budget approximately
a) 65,5000 crores b) 1,75,000 crores
c) 92,000 crores d) None
 
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c) 92,000 crores
460. The total outlay for Nineth Five year plan was
a) 14,42,000 crores b) 11,62,400 crores
c) 13,55,000 crores d) 18,98,000 crores
 
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a) 14,42,000 crores
461. The state which leads in agricultural production is
a) Haryana b) Punjab c) Tamilnadu
d) West Bengal
 
462. The total number of branches of various banks is approximately (Jan.2005)
a) 10,000 b) 33,453 c) 21,000
d) 15,000
 
463. The per capital income in India at current prices for 2004-2005 was about
a) Rs.17,823 b) Rs.19,040 c) Rs.20,989
d) Rs.23,241
 
464. Next to Punjab, the state which tops in the yield of food grains per hectare is
a) Harayana b) Tamilnadu
c) Andhra Pradesh d) Punjab
 
465. Mahatma Gandhi's mother's name is
a) Devaki b) Putlibai c) Yesotha
d) None of these
 
466. Jesus Christ was born in
a) Tel-Aviv b) Jerusalem
c) Bethlehem d) Bahrain
 
467. The term 'nautical mile' is used in
a) ships b) aeroplances c) cars
d) None of these
 
468. Dove is symbol of
a) Mourning b) War c) Peace
d) Truce
 
469. The distance between the moon and the earth is
a) 2,38,860 miles
b) 2,00,010 miles
c) 3,25,000 miles
d) 3,33,000 miles
 
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a) 2,38,860 miles
470. Teachers day is celebrated every year on
a) 26th November b) 5th September
c) 20th October d) 2nd November
 
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b) 5th September
471. 'Kiwi' is the trade name of
a) Shirts b) Car c) Shone polish
d) Cycles
 
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c) Shone polish
472. The capital of Uganda is
a) Kampala b) Dar-es-lam
c) Jamaica d) Nairobi
 
473. The currency of Bangladesh is
a) Taka b) Kata c) Rupee d) Riyal
 
474. 38th Parallel divides
a) Vietnam and Kampuchea
b) North Korea and South Korea
c) India and China
d) Pakistan and Afghanistan
 
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b) North Korea and South Korea
475. Which one of the following tribes treats their cattle with great respect and affection
and do not kill them for food or for sale as meat?
a) Bushmen b) Bindibu c) Masai
d) Bedouis
 
476. In which of the following minerals is India leading the world in production?
a) Manganese b) Iron Ore c) Mica
d) Zinc
 
477. Which of the following is the largest producer of tea?
a) Assam b) Bihar c) Orissa
d) Maharashtra
 
478. The largest city in India is
a) Mumbai b) Kolkata c) Delhi
d) Bangalore
 
479. Sowing season for kharif crop is
a) August-September b) October-December
c) February-March d) June-July
 
480. Tea plantation was commercially started in India by
a) Lord Cornwallis b) Lord Dalhousie
c) Lord Irwin d) Lord Bentinck
 
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d) Lord Bentinck
481. The climate of India is
a) Tropical Climate
b) Subtropical Climate
c) Savanna Type of Climate
d) Equitorial Type of Climate
 
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a) Tropical Climate
482. Which State produces maximum Jute?
a) Maharashtra b) Gujarat c) Orissa
d) West Bengal
 
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d) West Bengal
483. Ayodhya is situated on the river
a) Ganga b) Yamuna c) Gogra (ancient sarayu) d) Saraswati
 
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c) Gogra (ancient sarayu)
484. Which State is NOT part of the Cauvery water dispute?
a) Maharashtra b) Karnataka
c) Tamil Nadu d) All of these
 
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a) Maharashtra
485. The largest district in India is
a) Bastar in Madhya Pradesh
b) Krishna in Andhra Pradesh
c) Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh
d) 24 Parganas in West Bengal
 
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a) Bastar in Madhya Pradesh
486. Jharkhand has a Steel Plant at
a) Darbhanga b) Gaya c) Hazaribagh
d) Jamshedpur
 
487. In which industry in India are the maximum workers employed
a) Jute b) Iron and steel c) Textiles
d) Sugar
 
488. The snowline in the Himalayas varies between
a) 4500 to 6000 meters in East
b) 4000 to 5800 meters in West
c) 4500 to 6000 meters in West
d) None of these
 
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d) None of these
489. Port Blair is situated in
a) North Andaman b) South Andaman
c) Middle Andaman d) Little Andaman
 
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b) South Andaman
490. River Damodar rises in
a) Tibet b) Chhotangpur Plateau
c) Near Nainital d) Western slopes Somesar hills
 
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b) Chhotangpur Plateau
491. In the recent past, which one of the following items has shown a declining trend in the exports from India?
a) Cotton textiles b) Jute goods
c) Machine tools d) Tobacco products
 
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c) Machine tools
492. Ankleswar is famous for
a) Silk b) Gold c) Petrol d) Iron
 
493. Silent Valley is in the State of
a) Kerala b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu d) Assam
 
494. The name of the hills where the Eastern and Western Ghats of the Indian Peninsula meet, is
a) Kodaikanal b) The Nilgiris
c) Malabar d) Coorg
 
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b) The Nilgiris
495. Kaziranga Sanctuary, famous for great Indian one-horn rhinoceros, is situated in the State of
a) Bihar b) Assam c) Orissa
d) Karnataka
 
496. Taj Mahal is built on the bank of the river
a) Ganges b) Sind c) Brahamputra
d) Yamuna
 
497. The first fertilizer plant in India was set up at
a) Nangal b) Sindri c) Alwaye
d) Trombay
 
498. Lakshadweep group of islands is of
a) Coral origin b) Volcanic origin
c) Soil deposition d) None of the above
 
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a) Coral origin
499. Which of the following statements is true about sedimentary rocks?
a) The rocks whose structure is contingent on heat and pressure
b) The rocks which are crystalline
c) The rocks which have been deposited in layers
d) The rocks which cannot be formed under water
 
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c) The rocks which have been deposited in layers
500. The tropical cyclones of the Bay of Bengal are usually called
a) Hurricanies b) Typhoons
c) Depressions d) Tornadoes
 
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c) Depressions
501. The State of India having common border with Myanmar are
a) Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam
b) Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Arunchal Pradesh
c) Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh
d) Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya
 
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c) Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh
502. Rajasthan remains dry during South-West Monsoon season because of
a) the percentage of deserts b) lack of vegetation c) the Aravalli hills
d) Anticyclonic winds
 
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c) the Aravalli hills
503. Which one of the following rivers flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat?
a) Godavari b) Mahi c) Tapti d) Sabarmati
 
504. India is self-sufficient in minerals except
a) Coal b) Copper c) Mica
d) Manganese
 
505. Which State is the largest producer of sugarcane?
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Maharashtra
c) Tamil Nadu d) Uttar Pradesh
 
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d) Uttar Pradesh
506. Which of the Indian States has the lowest population density?
a) Sikkim b) Rajasthan c) Himachal Pradesh d) Arunachal Pradesh
 
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d) Arunachal Pradesh
507. What is the percentage of geographical area of India in the world area?
a) 5% b) 2.3% c) 4% d) 3.2%
 
508. Which of the following is the highest mountain peak in India?
a) Karakoram-2 (K-2) b) Nanda Devi c) Gasherbrum d) Kanchenjunga
 
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a) Karakoram-2
509. 'The United Kingdom' consists of England and
a) Scotland, Sardinia and Wales
b) Shetland, Wales and Faeroe Island
c) Northern Ireland, Palma and Iceland
d) Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
 
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d) Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
510. Doldrum is an area of
a) Low temperature b) Low rainfall
c) Low pressure d) Low humidity
 
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c) Low pressure
511. Pangong Tso, one of the world's highest and brackish lakes, is in
a) Jammu & Kashmir b) Mizoram c) Assam d) Uttar Pradesh
 
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a) Jammu & Kashmir
512. Cash crop does NOT include
a) Sugarcane b) Cotton c) Jute d) Wheat
 
513. The natural seaport in Eastern Coast of India is
a) Chennai b) Kolkata c) Visakhapatnam d) Tuticorin
 
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c) Visakhapatnam
514. Identify the richest mineral producing State in India
a) Rajasthan b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Bihar d) Orissa
 
515. 'Mauna Loa' is an example of
a) Active volcano b) Dormant volcano
c) Extinct volcano d) Plateau in a volcanic region
 
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a) Active volcano
516. Ghana Bird Sanctuary is located in which of the following States?
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Maharashtra
c) Uttar Pradesh c) Rajasthan
 
517. The southernmost tip of India is
a) Mizoram b) Jharkhand
c) Uttarakhand d) Nagaland
 
518. Into how many States does Thar desert spread?
a) One b) two c) three d) four
 
519. Which is the important red soil zone in India?
a) Southern Peninsula
b) Indo-Gangetic Plain
c) Jammu and Kashmir
d) Gujarat and Maharashtra
 
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a) Southern Peninsula
520. "Nilgiri" mountains are in
a) Karnataka b) Rajasthan c) Maharashtra
d) Tamil Nadu
 
521. Which one of the following shows in a descending order the four most populous cities of India according to the 2001 census?
a) Kolkata, Greater Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai
b) Greater Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai
c) Delhi, Greater Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai
d) Greater Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi
 
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b) Greater Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai
522. The largest and the second largest sugar producing countries in the world respectively are
a) Brazil and U.S.A
b) India and Brazil
c) U.S.A. and Canada
d) Canada and India
 
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b) India and Brazil
523. Rajasthan remains dry during South-West Monsoon because of
a)presence of Thar desert
b) spread of sand dunes
c) lack of vegetation
d) anti-cyclonic circulation
 
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c) lack of vegetation
524. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
a) The Mediterranean Region : Sum-mer rain
b) The Equatorial Region : After-noon thunder shower
c) The Monsoon Region : Heavy rain throughout the year
d) The Desert Region : Winter rain
 
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b) The Equatorial Region : After-noon thunder shower
525. Main source of India's national income is
a) Industry b) Agriculture
c) Forestry d) Foreign Trade
 
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b) Agriculture
526. The Hundroo falla are formed on
a) The Indravati b) The Kaveri
c) The Subarnarekha d) None of the above
 
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c) The Subarnarekha
527. The only place where tin is found in India is
a) Hazaribagh (Bihar) b) Rewa (M.P)
c) Salem (Tamil Nadu) c) Quilon (Kerala)
 
528. The highest number of Tribal Population in Tamil Nadu is
a) Todas b) Irulas c) Kodas
d) Malayalis
 
529. The State which is known as the "Granary of India" is
a) Kerala b) Uttar Pradesh c) Haryana
d) Punjab
 
530. India is the largest producer as well as consumer of
a) Tea b) Rice c) Oil Seeds
d) Pulses
 
531. The area of India is 2.2% of the total world area but has
a) 16% of the entire human race
b) 17% of the entire human race
c) 18% of the entire human race
d) 28% of the entire human race
 
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a) 16% of the entire human race
532. 'Tin' is found in
a) Placer deposits b) Metamorphic rocks
c) Basic igneous rocks d) All of these
 
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c) Basic igneous rocks
533. Terra Rossa typically develops in terrains composed of
a) Limestone b) Syenite c) Granite
d) Red sandstone
 
534. 'White Lily' is the Emblem of
a) Japan b) Australia c) Canada
d) U.S.A.
 
535. The name of the Parliament of Japan is
a) Knesset b) Diet c) Storting
d) Majlis
 
536. The name of the Parliament of Israel is
a) Knesset b) Diet c) Storting
d) Majlis
 
537. Old glory is the name of the flag of
a) United Kingdom b) India
c) United State of America
d) Germany
 
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c) United State of America
538. John Kennedy was assassinated in the year
a) 1960 b) 1963 c) 1962 d) 1964
 
539. Napoleon is known as
a) Fuehrer b) Little Corporal
c) Man of Iron d) Man of Steel
 
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b) Little Corporal
540. Shantivan is associated with
a) Gandhi b) Nehru c) Sastri
d) Rajiv Gandhi
 
541. The first Indian to swim across the English Channel was
a) Arati Gupta b) Wilson James
c) Mihir Sen d) None of these
 
542. The first woman to enter space was
a) Yuri Gagarin b) Alexi Leonav
c) Tereshkova d) Collus
 
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c) Tereshkova
543. The first man to enter space was
a) Yuri Gagarin b) Alexi Leonav
c) Valantino Tereshkova d) Ivana Vich
 
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a) Yuri Gagarin
544. Which one of the following is the youngest folded mountain range in India?
a) Aravalli Hills b) Eastern Ghats
c) Western Ghats d) Hi malayas
 
545. Which one of the following ports was developed first after independence?
a) Paradip b) Tuticorin c) Marmugao
d) Kandla
 
546. The climate of India is typically
a) subtropical b) tropical
c) torrid d) tropical monsoonal
 
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d) tropical monsoonal
547. Which one of the following places is known for volcanic activity?
a) Lakshadweep b) Nicobar island
c) Minicoy island d) Barren island
 
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d) Barren island
548. In India the major export of iron ore is from
a) Visakhapatnam b) Paradip
c) Marmugao d) Haldia
 
549. The highest yield of rice per hectare in India is in
a) Punjab b) Kerala c) Karnataka
d) West Bengal
 
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d) West Bengal
550. The process of disintegration of rocks without changing their chemical composition is
a) Exfoliation b) Carbonation
c) Oxidation d) Hydration
 
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a) Exfoliation
551. When it is 12:00 hrs noon in India, in another country it is 9:30 a.m. In which direction from India is this country located?
a) North b) South c) East d) West
 
552. That the earth is rotating on its axis is established by the fact that
a) the moon and stars move in the sky
b) the earth experiences day and night
c) the planetary winds are blowing
d) the time in different parts of the earth is not the same
 
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a) the moon and stars move in the sky
553. The country's tallest 300 metre TV tower on Indo-Pakistan border is constructed in
a) Jaisalmer b) Kulu Valley
c) Chandigarh d) Lucknow
 
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b) Kulu Valley
554. Which of the following is one of the seven wonder of the medieval world?
a) Taj Mahal b) Leaning Tower of Pisa
c) Hanging Gardens d) Ajantha Caves
 
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b) Leaning Tower of Pisa
555. Kalahari desert is in
a) Chile b) South Africa
c) Australia d) India
 
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b) South Africa
556. Atacama desert is in
a) Chile b) South Africa
c) Australia d) Russia
 
557. Indian Ocean is
a) the biggest b) second biggest
c) third biggest d) None of these
 
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c) third biggest
558. The longest non-stop train is
a) Grand Trunk Express
b) Flying Scotsman
c) Tamilnadu Express
d) French TGV Express
 
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b) Flying Scotsman
559. The highest mountain peak is in
a) Nepal b) India c) China d) Pakistan
 
560. The longest platform in India is at
a) Chennai b) Kharagpur c) Mumbai
d) Kolkata
 
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b) Kharagpur
561. Roof of the World is
a) The Pamirs b) China c) India
d) Nepal
 
562. Yellow river is
a) Damodar b) Hwang-Ho c) Amazon
d) Nile
 
563. The South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) has how many member countries?
a) 5 b) 8 c) 7 d) 10
 
564. Which of the following States is along the border of Pakistan?
a) Uttar Pradesh b) Haryana
c) Rajasthan d) Himachal Pradesh
 
565. Ghotul, a tribal youth dormitory, is found among the
a) Oraon of Bihar
b) Bhutla of West bengal
c) Garo of North-East India
d) Muria of Madhya Pradesh
 
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d) Muria of Madhya Pradesh
566. According to the 2001 Census, what is the percentage of literacy in India?
a) 39.4 b) 45.6 c) 64.8 d) 63.3
 
567. Which of the following pairs of River Dam Projects is NOT correct?
a) Tungabhadra-Karnataka
b) Ganghi Sagar-Gujarat
c) Bhakra Nangal-Punjab
d) All the correct
 
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d) All the correct
568. Zaire is the new name of
a) Rhodesia b) Congo c) Gold Coast
d) Basutoland
 
569. Land of 'Thousand Lakes' is
a) China b) Finland c) Canada
d) Australia
 
570. Land of White Elephant is
a) Thailand b) Australia c) Japan
d) China
 
571. Land of Rising Sun is
a) Vietnam b) Australia
c) Japan d) China
 
572. Bhils tribes live in
a) Eastern India b) Western India
c) Central India d) South India
 
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c) Central India
573. Todas are aboriginals living in
a) Kerala b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Tamilnadu d) Andhra Pradesh
 
574. Boers are tribes living in
a) South Africa b) India c) U.S.A.
d) Denmark
 
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a) South Africa
575. The New Zealanders are known as
a) Sams b) Kiwis c) Ashes
d) New Zealandees
 
576. The temperature of Chennai is moderate while that of Delhi is extreme because
a) Chennai has less population
b) in Chennai there are not many industries
c) Chennai is situated near the sea shore
d) Chennai is situated higher than Delhi
 
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c) Chennai is situated near the sea shore
577. Area drained by a river is called
a) Valley b) Plateau c) Basin
d) Flood plain
 
578. On which of the following rivers is Washington (USA) situated?
a) Danube b) Potomac c) Nile
d) Hudson
 
579. Which one of the following States leads in the production of wheat?
a) Punjab b) Haryana c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh
 
580. Which one of the following canals is NOT used for irrigation?
a) Upper Ganga Canal
b) Indira Gandhi Canal
c) Western Yamuna Canal
d) Buckingham Canal
 
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d) Buckingham Canal
581. Which of the south Indian rivers flow into the Arabian Sea?
a) Narmada and Tapti
b) Chambal and Betwa
c) Krishna and Kaveri
d) Damondar and Mahanadi
 
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a) Narmada and Tapti
582. Which part of India is closest to Indonesia?
a) a) Mizoram
b) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
c) West Bengal
d) Tripura
 
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b) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
583. Black soil is best suited for
a) cotton b) wheat c) jute
d) rice
 
584. The main river in Sikkim is
a) Jaldhaka b) Manas c) Tista
d) Torsa
 
585. The river Cauvery originates from which of the following States?
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Tamil Nadu
c) Karnataka d) Madhya Pradesh
 
586. As per the recent report of a study sponsored by the Department of Ocean Development, the most polluted coastal waters are those along the
a) Coromandel coast b) Keral coast
c) Maharashtra coast d) Kachch area of Gujarat coast
 
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d) Kachch area of Gujarat coast
587. The main cause of occurrence of earthquakes is
a) movement in earth strata
b) volcanic eruptions
c) nuclear explosions
d) storms
 
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a) movement in earth strata
588. What percentage of the total geographical area of India is covered by forests?
a) 70% b) 60.88% c) 34.88%
d) 22.88%
 
589. North-East monsoon blows during
a) October-December b) November-January
c) June-September d) January-March
 
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b) November-January
590. South-West monsoon blows during
a) October-December b) November-January
c) June-September d) January-March
 
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c) June-September
591. Natural regions of the world are
a) 7 b) 8 c) 9 d) 10
 
592. Which of the following words explains a narrow strip of land which joins two large land areas, otherwise separated by the sea?
a) Isthmus b) Strait c) Bay
d) Peninsula
 
593. In which State of India dry-farming is practised?
a) Maharashtra b) Gujarat
c) Rajasthan d) Assam
 
594. A bowl-shaped depression created as a result of glacial erosion high on a mountain side is called
a) tarn b) hanging trough
c) hum d) cirque
 
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b) hanging trough
595. Trade winds are
a) winds that blow from the sub-tropical towards polar regions
b) winds that blow from the sub-tropical belts blow towards equator
c) winds that blow from polar region towards sub-tropical belts
d) hot dry winds blowing from Sahara to the Mediterranean Sea
 
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b) winds that blow from the sub-tropical belts blow towards equator
596. Which one of the following States of India receives rainfall during the winter from the Mediterranean disturbances?
a) Gujarat b) Maharashtra c) Punjab
d) Tamilnadu
 
597. In which of the following regions maximum amount of ground-water reserves has been tapped?
a) Peninsular India b) North Indian plains c) Coastal plains
d) Himalayan mountain system
 
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b) North Indian plains
598. In which continent is Atacama Desert situated?
a) North America b) South America
c) Asia d) Africa
 
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b) South America
599. Which one of the following environment supports the growth of Mangrove swamp?
a) Tidal flat b) Monsoon
c) Equatorial d) Mixed
 
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a) Tidal flat
600. The natural vegetation of Savannas consists of
a) tall grass b) scrub jungle
c) short grass d) trees
 
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a) tall grass
601. The greater percentage area under forests is in
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Kerala
c) Assam d) Bihar
 
602. Rabi season is
a) June-September b)October-April
c) April-June d) May-July
 
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b)October-April
603. Tea is grown much in
a) Assam b) Kerala c) Gujarat
d) Karnataka
 
604. Rice is produced more in
a) Tamilnadu b) West Bengal
c) Andhra Pradesh d) Kerala
 
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b) West Bengal
605. The state which produces barley abundantly is
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Punjab
c) Uttar Pradesh d) Haryana
 
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c) Uttar Pradesh
606. Cultivation of groundnuts requires
a) moist climate b) Much rain
c) Cold climate d) hot climate
 
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c) Cold climate
607. The state which stands first in per capital income is
a) Kerala b) Punjab c) Maharashtra
d) Bihar
 
608. Which of the following gives the constitution of the earth in the correct descending order of layers?
a) Atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, barysphere
b) Barysphere, hydrsphere, lithosphere, atmosphere
c) Hydrsphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, barysphere
d) Lithosphere, Hydrsphere, Barysphere, Atmosphere
 
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a) Atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, barysphere
609. That the earth is spherical in shape is not proved by which of the following statements
I. If the earth were flat there would be some sharp edges to be found by travellers
II. Solar eclipses show the shadow of earth as circular
III. Sunrise is not visible from all places on earth's surface at the same time
IV. The altitude of stars seen from different places on earth's surface vary
Codes:
a) I and II b) III c) II
d) I and IV
 
610. The concentration of jute industry is in
a) Tamilnadu b) Jammu & Kashmir
c) West Bengal d) Andhra Pradesh
 
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c) West Bengal
611. Silver is found in
a) Karnataka b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Bihar d) Rajasthan
 
612. Diamonds are found in
a) Panna b) Kolar c) Cochin
d) Ballary
 
613. Bauxite is an ore of
a) Iron b) Lead c) Aluminium
d) Magnesium
 
614. The state where monazite sand is found from
a) Tamilnadu b) Kerala c) Uttar Pradesh d) Andhra Pradesh
 
615. The term 'Ecliptic' is used for the
a) Sun when eclipsed b) Moon when eclipsed c) Sun's path in the sky during a year d) path of Earth in the around the Sun
 
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d) path of Earth in the around the Sun
616. State the belongs to the category of
a) igneous rock b) metamorphic rock
c) sedimentary rock d) igneous metamorphosed rock
 
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b) metamorphic rock
617. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the regions of the Sun as one moves from its core to the surface?
a) Photosphere, choromosphere, convection zone, corona
b) Convection zone, chromosphere, Photosphere, corona
c) Convection zone, Photosphere, choromosphere, corona
d) choromosphere, corona, Photosphere, Convection zone
 
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c) Convection zone, Photosphere, choromosphere, corona
618. Which one of the following states of India possesses all the four physiographic units of the country
a) Tamilnadu b) Assam
c) Maharashtra d) West Bengal
 
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c) Maharashtra
619. The length of coast line in India is
a) 7,516 km b) 6,100 km c) 5,985 km
d) 6,175 km
 
620. March List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists
List I
I. Kathak
II. Bharata
Natyam
III. Kathakali IV. Manipuri
List II
(A) Gopi Krishnan
(B) Yamini
Krishnamurthy
(C) Kunju Kurup (D) Uday Shankar
Codes:
a) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D
b) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-C
c) I-B, II-A, III-C, IV-D
d) I-B, II-A, III-D, IV-C
 
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a) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D
621. March List I (Agricultural crops) with List II (India's largest producer) and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists
List I
I. Millets II. Maize III. Cotton
IV. Mustrad
List II
(A) Uttar (B) Rajasthan
(C) Maharashtra (D) Gujarat
Coeds:
a) I-B, II-A, III-C, IV-D
b) I-A, II-B, III-D, IV-C
c) I-B, II-B, III-C, IV-C
d) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D
 
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c) I-B, II-B, III-C, IV-C
622. The period of revolution of a geostationary satellite is
a) 6 hrs b) 12 hrs c) 24 hrs d) 36hrs
 
623. Chemical weathering results from
a) expansion and contraction of rocks
b) action of winds
c) solution of carbonic acid
d) effets of frost
 
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c) solution of carbonic acid
624. The origin of earth dates back to approximately
a) 3.6 billion years
b) 4.6 billion years
c) 5.6 billion years
d) 6.6 billion years
 
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b) 4.6 billion years
625. The Theal Equator coincides with the Tropc of Cancer on
a) 21st March b) 21st June
c) 23rd September d) 22nd December
 
626. Which one of the correct answer cities is NOT under the seismic zone?
a) Guwahati b) Srinagar c) Delhi
d) Gandhinagar
 
627. As per the 2001 Census, the percentage of urban population to total population in India is approximately
a) 19 b) 22 c) 25 d) 28
 
628. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A) comets always have their tails away from the Sun.
Reason (R) Solar winds drive the gaseous tail away from the Sun as the comet approaches the Sun.
In the context of the above two statements,
which one of the following is correct?
a) Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A.
b) Both A and R are true, but R is not a correct explanation of A.
c) A is true, but R is false.
d) A is false, but R is true.
 
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a) Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A.
629. "Jim Corbett National Park" is situated in the valley of the river
a) Ramganga b) Ghagra c) Sarayu
d) Tapti
 
630. Gol Gumbaz is in
a) Karnataka b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamilnadu d) Maharashtra
 
631. Security Printing Pres is at
a) Nasik b) Mumbai c) Varanasi
d) Delhi
 
632. The farthest planet from the Sun is
a) Mars b) Neptune c) Pluto
d) Venus
 
633. Gwalior is in
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh d) Bihar
 
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c) Madhya Pradesh
634. Ramagunadam is in
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh d) Bihar
 
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a) Andhra Pradesh
635. Sindri is in
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh d) Jharkhand
 
636. Chittaranjan is known for
a) Fertilizers b) Penicillin Industry
c) Rly. Engine d) Oil Refinery
 
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c) Rly. Engine
637. The Capital of Uttar Pradesh is
a) Kanpur b) Lucknow c) Allahabad
d) Meerut
 
638. Delhi is on the banks of
a) Ganges b) Sutlej c) Tapti
d) Yamuna
 
639. How many major ports are there in India?
a) 7 b) 8 c) 12 d) 11
 
640. Haziranga sanctuary is in
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Assam
c) Bihar d) Uttarakhand
 
641. Corbett National Park is in
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Assam
c) Bihar d) Uttarakhand
 
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d) Uttarakhand
642. When the Sun reaches its maximum distance from equator it is known as
a) solstice b) eclipse d) equinox
d) sidereal day
 
643. Pampas are
a) tropical grass lands
b) tracks full of trees
c) vast plains d) mountains
 
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c) vast plains
644. Savannas are
a) tropical grass lands
b) tracks full of trees
c) vast plains d) mountains
 
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a) tropical grass lands
645. The difference between G,M.T. and I.S.T. is
a) 12 Hrs b) 6 1/2 Hrs. c) 6 Hrs
d) 5 1/2 Hrs
 
646. Indian standard Time (I.S.T.) is the local time of
a) Delhi b) Chennai c) Allahabad
d) Kolkata
 
647. Which one of the following is a land-locked country?
a) Albania b) Bulgaria
c) Hungary d) Romania
 
648. Which one of the following has the largest population (2000)?
a) Mexico City b) New York
c) Shanghai d) Tokyo
 
649. Which one of the following is a cold water current?
a) Canary current b) Caribbean current
c) Guinea current d) Kuro-Shio current
 
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a) Canary current
650. March List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists
List I
I. Sandstone II. Granite
III. Limestone IV. Carbon
List II
I. Igneoss II. Diamond
III. Quartzite IV. Marble
Codes:
a) I-B, II-C, III-D, IV-A
b) I-C, II-A, III-D, IV-B
c) I-D, II-B, III-C, IV-A
d) I-A, II-D, III-C, IV-B
 
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b) I-C, II-A, III-D, IV-B
651. Which one of the following terms is used for the region of low atmospheric pressure?
a) Anticyclone b) Cyclone
c) Hurricane d) Thunderstorm
 
652. Which one of the following is NOT a sea-port?
a) Cairo b) Dublin c) Lisbon
d) Rotterdam
 
653. Which one of the following is NOT a correct statement about the Trade Winds?
a) They blow steadily over the oceans
b) They blow along a regular track
c) They are fairly regular over the hot deserts
d) They do not move northwards and southwards with the change in season
 
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d) They do not move northwards and southwards with the change in season
654. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertioin (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A) The hot deserts are found on
the western margins of continents.
Reason (R) Any area in which the rate of
evaporation is higher than the rate of precipitation is a desert
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
b) Both A and R are true, but R is not a correct explanation of A
c) A is true, but R is false
d) A is false, but R is true
 
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b) Both A and R are true, but R is not a correct explanation of A
655. Arctic region is full of
a) rocks b) ice c) water d) land
 
656. The gravitational pull on the Moon is
a) twice that of the earth
b) 1/4th of the earth's
c) 1/6th of the earth's
d) 1/12th of the earth's
 
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c) 1/6th of the earth's
657. Lunar eclipse occurs when
a) Earth is between the Sun and the Moon
b) Moon is between the Sun and the Earth
c) Sun is between the Earth and the Moon
d) None of these
 
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c) Sun is between the Earth and the Moon
658. Solar eclipse occurs when
a) Earth is between the Sun and the Moon
b) Moon is between the Sun and the Earth
c) Sun is between the Earth and the Moon
d) None of these
 
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b) Moon is between the Sun and the Earth
659. Isotherms are lines connecting places having
a) equal temperature
b) equal barometric pressure
c) equal height
d) equal amount of rainfall
 
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a) equal temperature
660. Isobars are lines connecting places having
a) equal temperature
b) equal atmospheric pressure
c) equal height
d) equal amount of rainfall
 
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b) equal atmospheric pressure
661. Isohels are lines connecting places having
a) same duration of sunshine
b) equal barometric pressure
c) equal height
d) equal amount of rainfall
 
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a) same duration of sunshine
662. Contours are connecting places having
a) equal temperature
b) equal barometric pressure
c) equal height
d) equal amount of rainfall
 
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c) equal height
663. Igneous rocks are formed by
a) deposition of silt by rivers
b) cooling of the molten matter inside the earth
c) volcanoes
d) magma
 
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b) cooling of the molten matter inside the earth
664. Full moon occurs when
a) Earth is between the Sun and the Moon
b) Moon is between the Sun and the Earth
c) Sun is between the Earth and the Moon
d) None of these
 
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a) Earth is between the Sun and the Moon
665. The 180th meridian of the International Dateline has
a) eastward deviation
b) westward deviation
c) both east and westward deviation
d) no deviation
 
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b) westward deviation
666. What is the correct sequence of the following in the context of the age of the Earth since its origin?
I. Cenozoic II. Mesozoic
III. Palaeozoic IV. Protozoic
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Codes:
a) IV, III, I, II b) III, IV, II,I
c) III, IV, I, II d) IV, III, II, I
 
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a) IV, III, I, II
667. In the northern hemisphere, summer solstice occurs when the sun shines directly at the
a) Equator b) Tropic of Cancer
c) Arctic Circle d) Tropic of Capricom
 
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b) Tropic of Cancer
668. Flora is the
a) animal life of a region
b) plant life a region
c) study of Oceanography
d) study of Physics
 
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b) plant life a region
669. Fauna is the
a) animal life of a region
b) plant life a region
c) study of Oceanography
d) study of Physics
 
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a) animal life of a region
670. Equinox occurs on
a) March, 15 b) March, 21 c) March, 25
d) September, 15
 
671. When a ship crosses Date Line from West to East,
a) it loses one day b) it gains one day
c) it loses half-a-day d) it gains half-d-day
 
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b) it gains one day
672. The trees of coniferous forests are characterised by
a) round leaves b) needle-shaped leaves
c) yellow leaves d) red leave
 
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b) needle-shaped leaves
673. Asteroidas revolve round the sun between the orbits of
a) Earth and Jupiter b) Earth and Venus
c) Venus and Jupiter d) Mars and Jupiter
 
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d) Mars and Jupiter
674. The region around South Pole is known as
a) Arctic b) Antarctic c) Epuator
d) Capricom
 
675. Alluvial soil is formed by deposits brought by
a) Rivers b) Small streams c) Sea
d) Channels
 
676. Banares Hindu University was founded by
a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Lajpat Raj
c) Gopata Krishna Gokhale
d) Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
 
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d) Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
677. The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed in the year
a) 1930 b) 1931 c) 192 d) 1940
 
678. The partition of Bengal was carried out in the year
a) 1910 b) 1888 c) 1900 d) 1905
 
679. The number of people killed in Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy was
a) 400 b) 379 c) 250 d) 1000
 
680. The Servants of India Society was founded by
a) Gokhale b) Lala Lajpat Rai
c) Bala Gangadhara Tilak
d) Mahatma Gandhi
 
681. When was the first postage stamp issued in India?
a) 1852 at Karachi b) 1850 at Karachi
c) 1842 at Lahore d) 1758 at Sind
 
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a) 1852 at Karachi
682. The Civil Services in India was established by
a) Lord Rippon b) Lord Cornwalis
c) Lord Canning d) Lord Dalhousie
 
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b) Lord Cornwalis
683. Under whose Viceroyalty, English was introduced in India?
a) Lord Rippon b) Lord Dalhousie
c) Lord Canning d) Lord William Bentick
 
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d) Lord William Bentick
684. The first university in India was founded at
a) Madras b) Bombay c) Delhi
d) Calcutta
 
685. The Asiatic Society of Bengal in Calcutta was founded by
a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
b) Warren Hastings
c) Annie Besant
d) Sir William Jones
 
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d) Sir William Jones
686. Which of the following was NOT the effect of 1857 revolt?
a) East India Company's administration was directly taken over by the British Parliament
b) Army was reorganised
c) Indian were given remission of taxes
d) A new attitude developed on Indian States
 
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c) Indian were given remission of taxes
687. The Emperors of Vijayanagara patronised
a) Sanskrit b) Telugu c) Kannada
d) All the three
 
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d) All the three
688. The famous Emperor of Vijayanagara empire was
a) Rama Raya b) Harihara
c) Krishna Devaraya d) Bukharaya
 
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c) Krishna Devaraya
689. The first Afghan ruler who sat on the throne of Delhi was
a) Mahmud Lodi b) Ibrahim Lodi
c) Bahulul Khan Lodi d) Syed Lodi
 
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c) Bahulul Khan Lodi
690. Inb-Batutah was a
a) Chinese traveller b) Persian
c) Arab d) Greek
 
691. 'Poet Laureate' of 'Ghiyas-Ud-din Tughlaq' was
a) Barni b) Amir Khusrav
c) Ibn Batutah d) Pitdousi
 
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b) Amir Khusrav
692. Malik Kafur's raids involved
a) The plunder of temples
b) Slaughtering of people
c) Both d) None
 
693. Allaudin Khilji's southern campaign was motivated by
a) Political and economic reasons
b) Political and geographical reasons
c) Political and religious reasons
d) Only religious seasons
 
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) Political and economic reasons
694. The famous 'Khajuraho' temple were built by
a) The Chandella Kings
b) The Rasthrakutas
c) The Andhras
d) Pallavas
 
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a) The Chandella Kings
695. Who was known as Parrot of India?
a) Barauni b) Amir Khusrav
c) Chand Bardai d) None of these
 
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b) Amir Khusrav
696. The temple of Pasupatinath is situated in
a) Nepal b) Rajasthan c) Sikkim
d) Andhra Pradesh
 
697. The Indian Association was started by
a) Surendra Nath Banerjee
b) Dadabhi Naoroji
c) Ananda Mohan Basu
d) Mahatma Gandhi
 
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b) Dadabhi Naoroji
698. The system of horse-posts was introduced by
a) Babur b) Akbar c) Sher Shah
d) Sher Singh
 
699. The Muslim League was founded in
a) 1904 b) 1905 c) 1906 d) 1907
 
700. Prithviraj Chauhan ruled over
a) Ajmer and Delhi b) Kashmir
c) Punjab d) Agra
 
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a) Ajmer and Delhi
701. Sankarachrya was from
a) Tamilnadu b) Kerala
c) Karnataka d) Andhra Pradesh
 
702. Basava was a
a) Saivite b) Vaishnavite c) Digambara d) Saint
 
703. The somnath Temple was built of
a) Bricks b) stone c) bricks and wood d) marble
 
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c) bricks and wood
704. The famous Jain Temple at Mt.Abu was built by
a) Prarthis b) Bhima c) Vimala
d) Suphala
 
705. Who was praised by Al-Beruni in defending their country against Gazni?
a) Shahiya Rulers b) CHandellas
c) The Rajputs d) None of these
 
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a) Shahiya Rulers
706. 'Al-Beruni' was historian during the period of
a) Muhamed of Ghazni b) Balban
c) Akbar d) Muhamed-Bin-Tughlaq
 
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a) Muhamed of Ghazni
707. The largest Stupa in Sanchi is assignable to the period of the
a) Mauryas b) Kushanas
c) Satavahanas d) Guptas
 
708. 'Balance of Power' theory was propounded by
a) Chanakya b) Harsha
c) Kanishka d) The Birbal
 
709. The third Buddhist Council was held during the year
a) 150 B.C. b) 200 B.C. c) 250 B.C.
d) 150 A.D.
 
710. During the Chola period the division of their territory 'Mandalam' corresponds to modern
a) district b) taluk c) state
d) tahasil
 
711. 'Kudavolai' system was in existence during the period of
a) The Pallavas b) The Pandyas
c) The Cholas d) Cheras
 
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c) The Cholas
712. Chola dynasty was founded by
a) Vijayalaya Chola b) Raja Raj,the Great c) Rajendra Chola d) Narendra
 
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a) Vijayalaya Chola
713. The Rashtrakuta empire was founded on the ashes of
a) Satavahana b) The Pallavas
c) The Chalukyas d) The Cheras
 
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c) The Chalukyas
714. REVERSE REPO RATE IS HIGHER THAN REPO RATE TRUE / FALSE
 
715. MAXIMUM AMOUNT CAN BE BORROWED BY THE BANK UNDER MARGINAL STANDING FACILITY
 
716. 5TH DIGIT OF IFSC IS-------DIGIT
 
717. NEFT IS----------SETTLEMENT
 
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DEFERRED NET SETTLEMENT
718. UNDER BASEL iii INDIAN BANKS WILL HAVE TO MAINTAIN MIN. TIER-i CAPITAL @-------%
 
719. BASEL III IMPLEMENTATION HAS TO BE COMPLETED BY:
 
720. CTS 2010 WILL BE MANDATORY FROM
 
721. BMI STANDS FOR
 
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BODY MASS INDEX
722. M1 STANDS FOR
 
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NARROW MONEY OR HIGH POWERED MONEY
723. Rbi gives interest on CRR BALANCE OF BANKS ON THE AMOUNT OVER 3% EQUIVALENT @ 4 % TRUE / FALSE
 
724. The Kailashnatha temple at Kanchi was constructed by
a) Narasimhavarman I
b) Narasimhavarman II
c) Mahendranvarman
d) Pulekesi
 
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b) Narasimhavarman II
725. What was the main cause of the 1857 revolution in India?
a) Introduction of greased cartridges containing fat of cows and pigs
b) Killing of an Indian soldier by British
c) abolishment of titles and pensions of Indian rulers
d) misconduct of British soldiers with Indian women
 
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a) Introduction of greased cartridges containing fat of cows and pigs
726. The Ajanta caves, situated in Maharashtra, were built during the
a) Gupta period b) Maurya period
c) Kushan period d) Mughal period
 
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a) Gupta period
727. Who started the Quit India movement?
a) C.R.Das b) Dadabhai Naoroji
c) Jawahar Lal Nehru d) M.K.Gandhi
 
728. When was Delhi made the capital of British rule in India?
a) 1877 b) 1889 c) 1901 d) 1911
 
729. A resolution asking for complete independence of India was passed in the session of the Indian National Congress held at
a) Calcutta b) Bombay c) Surat
d) Lahore
 
730. In the battle of Haldighati Akbar defeated
a) Rana Sanga b) Jai Singh
c) Rana Pratap d) Uday Singh
 
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c) Rana Pratap
731. Rabindranath Tagore renounced the knighthood in 1919 as a protest against
a) mob violence that took place
b) Jallianwala Bagh massacre
c) racial violence between Hindus and Muslims
d) British refusing to grant independence India
 
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b) Jallianwala Bagh massacre
732. Which of the following is NOT included in the Tri-ratnas of Mahavir, the founder of Jainism?
a) right belief b) right congnition
c) right conduct d) right living
 
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d) right living
733. Mahayana and Hinayana are the two divisions of
a) Jainism b) Buddhism
c) Hinduism d) confuncianism
 
734. Tulsidas lived during the reign of
a) Shah Jehan b) Jehangir
c) Aurangzeb d) Hymayun
 
735. Battle of Plassey was fought in
a) 1557 b) 1657 c) 1757 d) 1858
 
736. Goa was first colonised by
a) British b) French c) Dutch
d) Portuguese
 
737. Who were the first Muslim invaders of India?
a) Turks b) Monogols c) Arabs
d) Mughals
 
738. In which year was the Tashkent Pact signed between India and Pakistan?
a) 1964 b) 1965 c) 1966 d) 1967
 
739. Who among the following collected and paid land revenue to the government under the system of Permanent Settlement introduced by Cornwallis during the British rule?
a) Patels b) zamindras c) Karnams
d) village headmen
 
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b) zamindras
740. The well known Indian revolutionary who died in jail while on hunger strike was
a) Jatin Das b) Raj Guru c) Sukh Dev
d) Bhagat Singh
 
741. The leader who left politics, retired to Pondicherry and set up an 'ashram' there was
a) Bipin Chandra Pal
b) Aurobindo Ghosh
c) Lokmanya Tilak
d) Bhikaji Gama
 
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b) Aurobindo Ghosh
742. In which year the Chalukya dynasty came into existence
a) Sixth Century A.D.
b) Fourth Century A.D.
c) Fifth Century A.D.
d) 6th Century B.C.
 
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a) Sixth Century A.D.
743. The first Pala dynasty ruler was......
a) Dharmapala b) Bhaskaravarman
c) Gopala d) Bhupala
 
744. Who is known as Vikramaditya?
a) Chandra Gupta II
b) Chandra Gupta I
c) Samudra Gupta I
d) Samudra Gupta II
 
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a) Chandra Gupta II
745. The king of Kalinga in the Mauryan period was
a) Kuvishka b) Simuka c) Kharavela
d) Ashoka
 
746. Kanishka's capital was
a) Indraprastha b) Purushapura
c) Pataliputra d) Kanishka
 
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b) Purushapura
747. Demetrios was king of
a) Bactria b) Greece c) Macedonia
d) Babylon
 
748. Akbar founded his own religion known as "Din-i-llahi", which means
a) Universal peace b) Divine faith
c) House of worship d) None of these
 
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b) Divine faith
749. Kancheepuram was once the capital of
a) The Cholas b) The Pandyas
c) The Pallavas d) The Cheras
 
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c) The Pallavas
750. Which one of the following thinkers did NOT influence Gandhiji?
a) Tolstoy b) Thoreau c) Gokhale
d) Trotsky
 
751. The most impressive structure in Ellora is the temple of
a) Jina b) Bodhisatva c) Kailasanatha
d) Sun (Sun Temple)
 
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c) Kailasanatha
752. Akbar built the Panch Mahal, noted for its various types of pillars, at
a) Delhi b) Agra c) Fatehpur Sikri
d) Lahore
 
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c) Fatehpur Sikri
753. The Moplah rebellion of 1921 broke out in
a) Assam b) Kerala c) Punjab
d) West Bengal
 
754. Mahatma Gandhi was first called 'the Father of the Nation' by
a) Jawaharlal Nehru b) Subhas Chandra Bose
c) Vallabhbhai Patel d) C.Rajagopalachari
 
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b) Subhas Chandra Bose
755. The greatest of the Sanskrit grammarians was
a) Sakatayana b) Sakalya c) Panini
d) Apisli
 
756. Vikrama Samvat ( Calendar) commenced from
a) 50 B.C. b) 58 B.C. c) 60 B.C.
d) 68 B.C.
 
757. The Indus Valley civilization belongs to the
a) Neolithic Age b) Palaeolithic Age
c) Chalcolithic Age d) Bhagat Singh
 
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c) Chalcolithic Age
758. Whom did Mahatma Gandhi referred to as "Patriot of patriots"?
a) Sardar Patel b) Subhas Chandra Bose
c) Jawahar Lal Nehru c) Bhagat Singh
 
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b) Subhas Chandra Bose
759. The Ajanta caves in Maharashtra dating from about 150 BC to AD 650, are work of the
a) Vakatakas and early Chalukya kings
b) Pallavas c) Satvahanas
d) Guptas
 
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a) Vakatakas and early Chalukya kings
760. The main leaders of the Swarajist Party were
a) Vithalbhai J.Patel and Dr.Ansari
b) M.N.Roy and Muzaffar Ahmad
c) Motilal Nehru and C.R.Das
d) B.R.Ambedkar and P.C.Joshi
 
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c) Motilal Nehru and C.R.Das
761. The language used during Sangam period was
a) Telugu b) Malayalam c) Tamil
d) Sanskrit