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1. The Kerala Kaumadi news paper was started by:
 
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C.V. Kunji Raman
2. Mahakavi Vallthol Established Kerala Kalamandalam at Cheruthuruthy in:
 
3. Swathanthrya Gatha was written by:
 
4. Who was the first ' Malayalee ' chairman of Rajya Sabha ?
 
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K.R. Narayanan
5. Narora Atomic Power Station is located in :
 
6. Kerala Soil Museum is at
 
7. The first president of Nair Service society :
 
8. Kanneerum Kinavum is the autobiography of:
 
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V.T.Bhattathiripad
9. The First Lady President of Indian National Congress:
 
10. The boundary line between India and Pakistan:
 
11. Brahmananda Sivayogi was the founder of:
 
12. Planning Commission was established in India in the year”
 
13. ”Wandering in many Worlds”is the autobiography of:
 
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V.R.Krishna Iyer
14. ”Ezhava Memorial”was submitted under the leadership of:
 
15. ”Adukkalayil Ninnum Arangathekku”is the drama written by:
 
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V.T.Bhattathirippad
16. ”Sadhujana Paripalana Yogam”was founded by:
 
17. The Samadhi of Chattampi swamigal is at:
 
18. ”Delhi Chalo”is the slogan of:
 
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Subhash Chandra Bose
19. ”Poorna Swaraj”was declared as the aim of the congress in which session?
 
20. ”Kerala Malayalikalude Mathrubhumi”is the book written by:
 
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E.M.S.Namboodiripad
21. Salt Satyagraham at Payyanur was under the leadership of:
 
22. The first ATM in India was started at:
 
23. Aadhar was started in the year:
 
24. The east flowing river in Kerala:
 
25. The Bollywood actor who was honoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation Award in 2015.
 
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Shah Rukh Khan
26. 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
27. The commonest cancer in Indian population is that of
 
28. 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
29. Ammonia is a compound of hydrogen with
a) Oxygen b) Nitrogen c) Helium
d) None of these
 
30. 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
 
31. When water freezes, its volume
a) increases b) decreases
c) remains same d) None of these
 
32. When iron rusts, its weight
a) decreases b) remain name
c) increases d) None of these
 
33. 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
34. 'Malaria' is caused by
a) rats
b) anopheles mosquitos
c) flies
d) None of thses
 
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b) anopheles mosquitos
35. 'Dyphtheria' affects
a) throat b) lungs c) ears
d) None of these
 
36. 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
37. "Khyber Pass" is situated in
a) India b) Pakistan c) Afganistahn
d) Indi
 
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c) Afganistahn
38. 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
 
39. 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
40. 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
41. 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
42. 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
 
43. The aim of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is to universalise elementary education by the year
a) 2007 b) 2010 c) 2009 d) 2005
 
44. The aim of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is to universalise elementary education by the year
a) 2007 b) 2010 c) 2009 d) 2005
 
45. 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
46. The National Judicial Academy is located in
a) Kolkata b) Nagpur c) New Delhi
d) Bhopal
 
47. The winner of Jnanpith Award for the year 2007, Rahman Rahi writers in
a) Hindi b) Bengali c) Kashmiri
d) Punjabi
 
48. Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon at
a) Bodh Gaya b) Sanchi c) Sarnath
d) Kushinagara
 
49. 'Denim' and 'Lee Cooper' both are associated with
a) Perfume b) American Shirtmaker
c) Cigarette d) Jeans
 
50. 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
51. The Halley's Comet will be visible again in the year
a) 2066 b) 2064 c) 2062 d) 2060
 
52. 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
53. Mahatma Gandhi's auto-biography 'My Experiments with Truth' was originally written in
a) Gujarati b) English c) Hindi
d) Sanskrit
 
54. 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
55. The first State in India to have 'palace on wheels' is
a) Karnataka b) Haryana
c) Rajasthan d) Maharashtra
 
56. 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
57. 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
58. Ramauja preached
a) Satya b) Ahimsa c) Gyana
d) Bhaki
 
59. Which of the following Carnatic ragas corresponds to the Hindustani raga Bilaval?
a) Kalyani b) Hindolam
c) Shankarabharanam d) Bilahari
 
60. Which river in India has no delta?
a) Kaveri b) Krishna c) Mahanadi
d) Namada
 
61. 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
62. 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
63. Crop-thickness is highest in which state?
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Haryana
c) Punjab d) West Bengal
 
64. The famous dancer Samyukta Panigrahi is specially known for
a) Kathak b) Bharathanatyam
c) Odissi d) Mohiniattam
 
65. 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
66. "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
67. Who produced the first automobile?
a) Gottleib Daimler b) Henry Ford
c) Rudolf Diesel d) Carl Benz
 
68. Knesset is the name of the Parliament of which country?
 
69. Which was the first newspaper in India?
 
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Bengal Gazette
70. Where is the Bandipur National Park?
 
71. Which of the following cities is NOT on the river Danube?
 
72. Which state enjoys the distinction of being the first linguistic state of India?
 
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Andhra Pradesh
73. Greenland is part of
 
74. What was the name of Mirza Tansen before he was converted to islam?
 
75. Where is the Mother Teresa Women's University located?
 
76. Which is the country from which tobacco cultivation was introduced in India?
 
77. Who is the presiding deity at the famous temple at Srisailam?
 
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Mallikarjuna Swami
78. Which among the following countries has the largest number of people of Indian Origin?
 
79. In which of the lakes is "Lake Palace" located?
 
80. Soil waste disposal should be done by
 
81. What name is given to the designs drawn by the women of Tamil Nadu on their floors and thresholds using pastes and powders?
 
82. Name the folk dance of Rajasthan
 
83. Name the artist who started his career as painter of cinema posters
 
84. Smallest State in the world in terms of area is
 
85. The state of Indian Union, which is best suited for growth of some of the rarest Orchids, is
 
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Arunachal Pradesh
86. Barren Island is famous because it has
 
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No cultivation
87. What forms the main theme of Ajanta paintings?
 
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Jataka stories
88. The Jain Commission is associated with which of the following?
 
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Probing the conspiracy angle of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination
89. Who among the following personalities from the field of music is associated with Violin?
 
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Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
90. The United Nations University is located in which of the following cities?
 
91. who is the author of the book "Muslim Law and the Constitution"?
 
92. The renowned multi-arts centre Bharat Bhavan is located in which of the following cities?
 
93. Ustad Zakir Hussain is an exponent of which of the following musical instruments?
 
94. International Women's Day is observed on which of the following dates?
 
95. In which State do we have Uranium deposits?
 
96. When was Air Transport taken over by the Government?
 
97. Which of the following is the largest producer of tea?
 
98. The southernmost tip of India is
 
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Andaman Islands
99. Which day is observed as International Literacy Day?
 
100. Rajasthan remains dry during South-West Monsoon season because of
 
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the Aravalli hills
101. The climate of India is
 
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Tropical Climate
102. '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
103. Main source of India's national income is
 
104. Silent Valley is in the State of
 
105. Which of the following organisations gives the Kalinga prize?
 
106. Who had launched a new political party "Lok Shakti"?
 
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Ramkrishna Hegde
107. "Binary Codes" as used in computer sciences are codes made up of which of the following two numbers?
 
108. 'KLM' is the airlines of
 
109. The 'Cogentrix' Power Project in the private sector is to be located in
 
110. Gandhiji considered one of the undermentioned as his 'Guru'.
 
111. Gautam Buddha died at
 
112. Gitanjali Express runs between
 
113. Where from 'Satyameva Jayate' is taken?
 
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Mundaka Upanishad
114. Dr V.Kurien is associated with
 
115. Operation Blackboard aims at
 
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Providing Primary Education in an educationally backward areas
116. Who introduced the Bhoodan Movenment?
 
117. Khonds were primitive tribes living in
 
118. In India, the State known for its sandalwood
is
 
119. The Jataka stories were written in
 
120. The Last Supper is a painting by
 
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Leonardo da Vinci
121. Ottam Thullal is a dance from of the State of
 
122. Nusarat Fateh Ali Khan is a famous
 
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Quawwali singer
123. The first woman to conquer Mt Everest is
 
124. Which of the following is referred to as the Fourth Estate?
 
125. The pink city Jaipur was founded by
 
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Sawai Jai Singh
126. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
 
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"Dilli Chalo" - Subhash Chandra Bose
127. 'Kalinga Prize' is awarded for
 
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improving public understanding of science
128. Where is the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research situated?
 
129. Mahatma Gandhi was referred to as "the Father of the Nation" first by
 
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Subhash Chandra Bose
130. Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra is a maestro of which of the following dance forms?
 
131. Rupee convertibility aims at
 
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all of the above
132. Ibadat Khana where Akbar held discussions on religious matters is a building at
 
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Fatehpur Sikri
133. Rabindranath Tagore renounced the knighthood in 1919 as a protest against
 
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Jallianwala Bagh massacre
134. MTNL came into existence in
 
135. Dodi Al-Fayhed who was Princess Diana's companion at the time of her death was from....
 
136. Prior to being called the CBI this organisation was called .....
 
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Special Police Establishment
137. The cellular phone system (Mobile Communication System) has a basic operational building block. It is a
 
138. The acid used in car battery is
 
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Hydrochloric acid
139. Which of the following is NOT a Navratna PSU?
 
140. A characteristic gas smells near the unclean public urinals. Which is this gas?
 
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Sulphur dioxide
141. Which Indian musician received the Grammy Award?
 
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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
142. 2008 Olympic Games were held at
 
143. Jaundice is a disease of the
 
144. Dialysis is used when a patient has serious trouble with
 
145. Bile secreted by liver helps in .....
 
146. 'Rock Salt' mainly consists of
 
147. 'Type metal' is made by composition of
 
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Lead, Antimony & Tin
148. The composition of 'Brass' is
 
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Copper and Zinc
149. 'Sodium Carbonate' is commonly known as
 
150. The chemical name for Common Salt is
 
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Sodium Chloride
151. Mercury is obtained from
 
152. The source from which quinine is extracted is
 
153. The metal which is liquid at room temperature is
 
154. Rusting is a
 
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Chemical Change
155. The largest gland in the human body is
 
156. Amalgam is a compound of hydrogen with
 
157. 'Optic Fibres' are mainly used for which of the following ?
 
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Communication
158. What was the theme for the World AIDS Day which is observed on December 1 ?
 
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Safe sex prevents AIDS
159. The first effective vaccine against polio was prepared by
 
160. Excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks causes damage to the
 
161. Which of the following is a chemical change?
 
162. Which of the following is a correct description of the use of 'Tetracycline'?
 
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It is known as anti-plague drug
163. What care is most useful to save the life of a child suffering from acute diarrhoea?
 
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do not allow the body to dehydrate
164. Which of the following enters the human body through skin?
 
165. Which fruit diabetic patients can eat freely?
 
166. For respiration, fishes use
 
167. The hottest planet in the solar system is
 
168. The metal whose salt are sensitive to light is
 
169. The lightest substance is
 
170. Green plants store food in
 
171. The Chinese practice of curing a disease by needle is called
 
172. Vitamin-C is richly found in
 
173. Vitamin-B is richly found in
 
174. Vitamin-A is richly found in
 
175. 'Trachoma' is a disease of
 
176. 'Leukemia' is caused due to
 
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increase of white blood cells
177. 'Haemoglobin' is found in
 
178. Which of the following elements is found in proteins?
 
179. In a female human being the average volume of blood is about
 
180. What is the total number of muscles in the normal human body?
 
181. Which of the following diseases affects the blood cells in the human body most?
 
182. Which of the following causes Polimyelitis?
 
183. The chemical name of Vitamin B is
 
184. A corked bottle full of water when frozen will break because
 
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the volume of water increases on freezing
185. Filaria is caused by
 
186. In a normal human body, the total number of red blood cells is
 
187. The blood pressure of a young male human being is
 
188. How many red blood cells does the bone marrow produce every second?
 
189. With which of the following is the tape of a tape-recorder coated?
 
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Ferromagnetic powder
190. Which of the following vitamins is essential for growth of skin?
 
191. The branch of science that studies cells is called
 
192. All of the following are caused by viruses, except
 
193. 'Cataract' is the disease of
 
194. B.C.G. vaccine is normally used to prevent
 
195. 'Astigmatism' is a disease which affects
 
196. 'Arthritis' is a disease of the inflammation of
 
197. 'Meningitis' affects
 
198. 'Goitre' is caused due to lack of
 
199. 'Bleeding of gums' is caused due to lack of
 
200. Which one of the following types of food is produced directly by Photosynthesis?
 
201. Brass is an alloy of
 
202. Which one is absent in air?
 
203. With the help of which organ cockroach respirates?
 
204. How long haemoglobin in blood may remain alive?
 
205. A piece of stone is thrown horizontally from a height. The path of the stone will be
 
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curved but not circular
206. 'Thrombosis' is a disease of the
 
207. 'Pneumonia' is caused by the inflammation of
 
208. The substance commonly employed as a cooling agent in refrigerators is
 
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liquid ammonia
209. In an electric bulb, the filament is made of
 
210. 'In an thermos flask' the vacuum between two walls prevents the heat lost by
 
211. 'Calorie' is the unit of
 
212. Which of the following diseases is caused due to shortage of red blood cells?
 
213. Horse-power is a unit of
 
214. The element which has more than one form is called
 
215. Bauxite is an ore of
 
216. Relative humidity of the atmosphere is measured by
 
217. Black Hole is
 
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a space of intense gravitational force caused by collapse of a star
218. The velocity of the sound in vacuum is
 
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less than in air
219. 'Heavy water' is used in
 
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atomic reactors
220. During photosynthesis, plants need
 
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Carbon dioxide
221. The distance between two stars is measured by the unit of
 
222. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of planets in order of increasing distance from the sun?
 
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Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
223. As we go up in the atmosphere?
 
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temperature increases and pressure decreases
224. The atmosphere consists of several layers. What is the lowest layers of the atmosphere called?
 
225. 'Philately' deals with
 
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Stamp Collection
226. 'Mycology' deals with
 
227. 'Epigraphy' deals with
 
228. 'Cryogenics' deals with
 
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Production and application of low temperature
229. 'Sericulture' deals with
 
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rearing of silk worms
230. Study of Communication of two minds by thought, emotions, etc., is
 
231. Study of earthquakes is
 
232. 'Odontography' deals with
 
233. Which of the following defines the role of a compiler in a computer?
 
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It is a programme which changes a programming language into a machine code.
234. Which of the following is NOT a computer language?
 
235. Which of the following terms is NOT associated with computers?
 
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Frankland reaction
236. "Iconography' deals with
 
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teaching by models
237. 'Ceramics' deals with
 
238. 'Bionics' deals with
 
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sensory perception of birds
239. 'Cytogenetics' deals with
 
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cell formation
240. 'Conchology' deals with
 
241. 'Ornithology' deals with
 
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study of birds
242. Which of the following is NOT true regarding stratosphere?
 
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It is the lowest layer of atmosphere covering the earth
243. The most abundant element on the earth crust is
 
244. Gasohol is used as fuel for automobiles
 
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mixture of alcohol & petrol
245. The Planets on either side of the Earth ares
 
246. If you weigh 60 kg on this Earth your weight on the Moon will be
 
247. The cloudy nights are warmer because
 
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clouds prevent radiation from earth
248. A stick partially immersed in water looks bent. It is a phenomenon of
 
249. A petrol flame cannot be extinguished by pouring water because
 
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the heat of petrol fire decomposes water
250. An electric bulb makes a bang when it is broken because
 
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it has a partial vacuum
251. Copper is not used in electric heaters because
 
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it melts at a high temperature
252. The sea-water is saline because
 
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the rivers bring salts
253. The fuse wire has
 
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None of these
254. Energy is measured in the same units as
 
255. As a metal rod increases in length due to heating its diameter
 
256. Rutherford is the scientist noted for
 
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the first man-made transmutations
257. Red, yellow, and blue are known as
 
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primary colours
258. Sun's energy is produced by
 
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nuclear fusion
259. The purpose of a filament in a radio tube is to
 
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emit electrons
260. On a clear, calm day, as the temperature decreases, the relative humidity
 
261. Sound waves above 20,000 cps. are called
 
262. A defect in lens due to the dispersion of light is called
 
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chromatic aberration
263. All the ecosystems taken together in a geographical area form a bigger unit called
 
264. Vulcanisation is a
 
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process for hardening of rubber by heating it with sulphur
265. A small gap is left between the joints of rails
 
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to accommodate expansion in summer
266. The lightning is seen before we hear thunder because
 
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the speed of light is more than that of sound
267. The blotting paper absorbs quickly because
 
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it has got small pores
268. The white clothes are preferable in summer because
 
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they do not absorb sun light
269. An object weighs a little less at the equator than at the poles because
 
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the gravitational pull at the equator is less than at the poles
270. It takes more time to cook potatoes on mountain tops because
 
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the atmospheric pressure is low
271. The moon has no atmosphere because of
 
272. The bats fly in the dark without hitting the obstruction because
 
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they emit ultra-sonic waves to detect obstruction
273. A plane approaching at a speed of 960 miles is not heard because
 
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this speed is more than the speed of sound
274. Hardware is related to
 
275. Which one of the following is used for dating archaelogical specimens in wood and bones?
 
276. Urea is used as a
 
277. The injection of "anti-toxin" is given to prevent
 
278. Which oxide of Nitrogen of Nitrogen is used as anaesthetic?
 
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Nitrous oxide
279. Which of the following is water-borne disease?
 
280. Aquaculture refers to
 
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Culture of fish
281. "Greenhouse effect" is due to
 
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carbon dioxide
282. The acid present in butter-milk is
 
283. The trade name IBM is associated with
 
284. The gas used in an electric bulb is
 
285. The nature of Graphite is
 
286. The hardest substance available on earth is
 
287. Which pair is NOT correctly matched?
 
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Jaundice-Kidney
288. The human heart-beat per minute at an average is
 
289. Which of the following Vitamins helps in normal clotting of blood in human beings?
 
290. The instrument used to measure the curvature of a surface is
 
291. An Instrument used to determine the volume changes in chemical reaction is known as
 
292. The instrument used to measure the altitude of the Sun is
 
293. 'To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction' it is Newton's
 
294. 'Saccharimeter' is used to determine
 
295. 'Photometer' is used to determine
 
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illuminating power of a source of a light
296. 'Radar' is used to detect
 
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flying objects
297. 'Seismograph' is used to record
 
298. Radiator is a
 
299. Anaemia is caused in man due to the deficiency of
 
300. The most important function of perspiration is to
 
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regulate the body temperature
301. The chief constituent of gobar gas is
 
302. Ageing in human being is caused by disappearance of which of the following glands?
 
303. A small weight put on a pressure cooker increases the pressure of the steam because
 
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pressure builds up irrespective of the weight placed
304. A person climbing the hill bends forward in order to
 
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increase stability
305. Which one of the following diseases is genetically linked?
 
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Colour-blindness
306. Which of the following food items is NOT a source of Vitamin C?
 
307. Citrus fruits are considered a rich source of which of the following vitamins?
 
308. 'Dermatology' is the study of
 
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skin and its diseases
309. 'Fathometer' is an instrument to determine
 
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the depth of the ocean
310. 'Gravimeter' is an instrument used to detect
 
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oil deposits under water
311. 'Encephalograph' is an instrument to record
 
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brain movements
312. 'Cardiogram' is an instrument to trace
 
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heart movements
313. 'Anemometer' is an instrument used to measure
 
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velocity of wind
314. Carburettor is an arrangement in internal combustion engines for
 
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mixing air with petrol vapour
315. Steering of a car involves
 
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a pair of forces acting along the same line and in opposite directions
316. The projection used for navigational maps is
 
317. Ozone layer in the outer atmosphere helps us in
 
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absorbing harmful doses of ultra-violet radiation
318. The property by virtue of which metals can be beaten into thin sheets is known as
 
319. Plants that grow under average conditions of temperature and pressure are
 
320. The part of the earth which is covered by living organisms both of the plant and animal kingdoms is
 
321. 'Cholera Bacillus' was invented by
 
322. 'Aeroplane' was invented in the year
 
323. 'Landstorm' invented
 
324. 'Simpson and Harrison' are associated with the invention of
 
325. 'By-cycle' was invented by
 
326. The cause of Beri-Beri was discovered by
 
327. Barometer was invented by
 
328. 'Atomic Theory' was devised by
 
329. D.D.T. was invented by
 
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Dr.Paul Muller
330. 'Helicopter' was invented by
 
331. 'Telegraphic Code' was introduced by
 
332. Elias Howe invented
 
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Sewing machine
333. The field of activity of J.C. Bose was
 
334. 'Pneumatic tyre' was invented by
 
335. 'Lift' was invented by
 
336. 'Dr. Sigmund Freud' is associated with
 
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Psycho-analysis
337. 'Otto Hahn' is associated with
 
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Nuclear Fission
338. The concentration of acid in batteries is measured by using
 
339. Which one of the following atmospheric layers lies closely above the troposphere?
 
340. Laser beams
 
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are coherent, monochromatic and unidirectional in nature
341. If most of the children of a particular village suffered from night blindness, the nutritional supplement they need to be provided with would include
 
342. The weight of a body at the centre of the earth will be
 
343. Super Nova is
 
344. Insulin regulates
 
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blood glucose level
345. 'Operation flood' relates to
 
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dairy industry
346. The lowest fat percentage is found in the milk of
 
347. Direct conversion of solar energy by the use of photo-voltaic cell results in the production of
 
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electrical energy
348. Tides in the sea have stored in them
 
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gravitational potential energy
349. 'Television' was invented by
 
350. Prof. S.Chandrasekar is associated with
 
351. 'Blood circulation' was discovered by
 
352. 'Streptomycin' was invented by
 
353. Typewriter was invented by
 
354. 'Thermos Flask' was invented by
 
355. Revolver was invented by
 
356. The common transport from of sugar in plants is
 
357. The main gas causing the green house effect is
 
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Carbon dioxide
358. Which vitamin is provided by sunlight to body?
 
359. For the rear view, motorists use
 
360. Bile is synthesized in
 
361. 'Bushwell' invented
 
362. 'Electrons' were discovered by
 
363. 'Roentgen' discovered
 
364. Chadwick discovered
 
365. Who designed 'Suez Canal'?
 
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Ferdinand de Lesseps
366. Who invented 'logarithms'?
 
367. Per capita consumption of paper in India approximately
 
368. Which of the following States, according to 2001 census, has the largest concentration of Scheduled Tribes population?
 
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Madhya Pradesh
369. Manufacture of cement was started in India in 1904 at
 
370. Air travel services by Indian Airlines is NOT provided to
 
371. Which of the following places does NOT have a Railway Production Unit?
 
372. Approximately what per cent of total track kilometre is electrified for the Indian Railways? (2006)
 
373. What is the number of passengers carried annually by the Indain Railways?
 
374. The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited has been set up for the construction of a broad gauge line from
 
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Roha to Mangalore
375. When was the Oil and Natural Gas Commission set up?
 
376. The twelth major seaport, which has been commissioned is at
 
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Ennur (Chennai)
377. Which one of the following Railway Zones has the maximum route kilometrage in India?
 
378. Which of the following is NOT an undertaking under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways?
 
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Diesel Locomotive Works, Varansi
379. The Indian Railways have a route kilometrage of nearly (2007)
 
380. At which of the following places in India is export processing zone not situated?
 
381. In India Vespa Scooter is manufactured by
 
382. FORCE 10 is brand of shoes manufactured and marketed in India by
 
383. Windows 95 is a
a) Computer Software b) Computer Hardware
c) Fancy Furniture d) None of these
 
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a) Computer Software
384. 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
385. The first public sector fertiliser factory in India, which went into production in 1951, is at
a) Nangal b) Gorakhpur c) Talcher
d) Sindri
 
386. What is the percentage of India's population in relation to the world population?
a) 13% b) 16.7% c) 20% d) 22%
 
387. According to 2001 Census, the proportion of urban population is nearest to
a) 17% b) 18% c) 19% d) 28%
 
388. 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
389. 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
390. 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
391. The number one sugar producing country in the world is
a) Cuba b) India c) Brazil d) Ghana
 
392. 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
393. 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
394. 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
395. 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
396. 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
397. The purchasing power of rupee at present is about is about
a) 6.57 paise b) 22 paise
c) 24 paise d) 100 paise
 
398. 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
 
399. "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
400. 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
401. 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
402. 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
403. Decimal currency system was adopted in India in the year
a) 1956 b) 1958 c) 1955 d) 1957
 
404. 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
405. Which rank does the Indian railway system occupy in the world?
a) First b) Fourth c) Sixth
d) Second
 
406. Which rank does the Indian railway system occupy in the world?
a) First b) Fourth c) Sixth
d) Second
 
407. 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.)
408. The coal industry was started in India in
a) 1900 b) 1857 c) 1820 d) 1846
 
409. Which of the following is NOT the principal crop of the Rabi Season?
a) Barley b) Gram c) Linseed
d) Maize
 
410. Which of the following is NOT the principal crop of Kharif?
a) Jowar b) Bajra c) Rice d) Wheat
 
411. The Kharif season begins in
a) October b) May c) January
d) December
 
412. 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
413. Agriculture accounts for ..... of the national income
a) 48% b) 74% c) 30% d) 50%
 
414. 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
 
415. 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
416. 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'
 
417. 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
418. The per capita income of which of the following States is maximum?
a) Haryana b) Punjab c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh
 
419. 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
420. 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
421. 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%
 
422. 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
423. 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
424. The high denomination notes were demonetised in India in
a) 1977 b) 1966 c) 1965
d) None of these
 
425. The growth rate envisaged for Nineth Five year plan was
a) 5% b) 7% c) 6% d) 5.5%
 
426. 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
427. 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
428. 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
429. 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
430. 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
431. 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
432. Which one of the following crops has the most dispersed distribution in India?
a) Coffee b) Cotton c) Jute
d) Tea
 
433. 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
434. 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
435. The ideal monsoon system is developed in
a) Mexico b) India c) Thailand
d) China
 
436. 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
437. 'Isabgol" is in important cash crop in which of the following States?
a) Maghya Pradesh b) Haryana
c) Rajasthan d) Gujarat
 
438. 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
439. 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
440. 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
441. '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
442. 'Mahatma Ganghi Setu', the longest bridge in Asia has been built across the river
a) Kosi b) The Ganges c) Yamuna
d) Ganga
 
443. '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
444. '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
445. 'Ukai Project' is in
a) Jammu & Kashmir b) Punjab
c) Gujarat d) Uttar Pradesh
 
446. 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
447. Which one of the following countries is a member of ASEAN?
a) India b) Indonesia c) Myanmar
d) None of these
 
448. 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
449. 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
450. What is the proposed common currency of European Union?
a) ECU b) Pound Sterling
c) Euro d) Stermark
 
451. 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
 
452. 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
 
453. 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
454. 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
 
455. 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
456. Thien Dam is in
a) Jammu & Kashmir b) Punjab
c) Gujarat c) Haryana
 
457. 'Kudermukh Iron Ore' project is in
a) Kerala b) karnataka c) Tamilnadu
d) Orissa
 
458. 'Malaprabha' Project is in
a) Kerala b) Karnataka c) Tamilnadu
d) Andhra Pradesh
 
459. 'Kosi' river passes through
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Karnataka c) Bihar
d) Orissa
 
460. Bakra-Nangal dam is built across the river
a) Nangal b) Sutlej c) Bakra
d) Yamuna
 
461. 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
462. Three Annual Plans were launched in the year
a) 1966-69 b) 1957-60 c) 1963-66
d) None
 
463. Where is the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research situated?
a) Mumbai b) Pune c) Nasik
d) Bangalore
 
464. 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
465. 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
 
466. The foodgrains production in India is about how many million tonnes?
a) 210.7 b) 191.21 c) 155.20 d) 189.12
 
467. The area under forest in India is
a) 15% b) 20% c) 23% d) 25%
 
468. The staple food of Indian is
a) Wheat b) Rice c) Maize d) Pulses
 
469. Out of the cultivated area, the area under irrigation on
a) 30% b) 35% c) 47% d) 26.3%
 
470. 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
471. The density of population in India per sq.km. as per 2001 census is
a) 150 b) 200 c) 325 d) 350
 
472. 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
473. Which crop is sown on the largest area in India?
a) Wheat b) Rice c) Sugar d) Maize
 
474. The world's largest Personal Computer Network Service is provided by which of the following?
a) Ernet b) Intel c) Internet
d) Technical
 
475. 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
476. National Dairy Research Centre is situated in which city?
a) Bhopal b) Dehradun c) Anand
d) karnal
 
477. The Headquarters of SAARC is located in which city
a) New Delhi b) Colombo c) Islamabad
d) Kathmandu
 
478. India's total armed force are approximately
a) 10 lakhs b) 10 millions
c) 2 crores d) None
 
479. 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
480. 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
481. The state which leads in agricultural production is
a) Haryana b) Punjab c) Tamilnadu
d) West Bengal
 
482. The total number of branches of various banks is approximately (Jan.2005)
a) 10,000 b) 33,453 c) 21,000
d) 15,000
 
483. 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
 
484. 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
 
485. Mahatma Gandhi's mother's name is
a) Devaki b) Putlibai c) Yesotha
d) None of these
 
486. Jesus Christ was born in
a) Tel-Aviv b) Jerusalem
c) Bethlehem d) Bahrain
 
487. The term 'nautical mile' is used in
a) ships b) aeroplances c) cars
d) None of these
 
488. Dove is symbol of
a) Mourning b) War c) Peace
d) Truce
 
489. 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
490. 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
491. 'Kiwi' is the trade name of
a) Shirts b) Car c) Shone polish
d) Cycles
 
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c) Shone polish
492. The capital of Uganda is
a) Kampala b) Dar-es-lam
c) Jamaica d) Nairobi
 
493. The currency of Bangladesh is
a) Taka b) Kata c) Rupee d) Riyal
 
494. 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
495. 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
 
496. In which of the following minerals is India leading the world in production?
a) Manganese b) Iron Ore c) Mica
d) Zinc
 
497. Which of the following is the largest producer of tea?
a) Assam b) Bihar c) Orissa
d) Maharashtra
 
498. The largest city in India is
a) Mumbai b) Kolkata c) Delhi
d) Bangalore
 
499. Sowing season for kharif crop is
a) August-September b) October-December
c) February-March d) June-July
 
500. 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
501. 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
502. Which State produces maximum Jute?
a) Maharashtra b) Gujarat c) Orissa
d) West Bengal
 
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d) West Bengal
503. Ayodhya is situated on the river
a) Ganga b) Yamuna c) Gogra (ancient sarayu) d) Saraswati
 
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c) Gogra (ancient sarayu)
504. 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
505. 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
506. Jharkhand has a Steel Plant at
a) Darbhanga b) Gaya c) Hazaribagh
d) Jamshedpur
 
507. In which industry in India are the maximum workers employed
a) Jute b) Iron and steel c) Textiles
d) Sugar
 
508. 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
509. Port Blair is situated in
a) North Andaman b) South Andaman
c) Middle Andaman d) Little Andaman
 
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b) South Andaman
510. River Damodar rises in
a) Tibet b) Chhotangpur Plateau
c) Near Nainital d) Western slopes Somesar hills
 
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b) Chhotangpur Plateau
511. 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
512. Ankleswar is famous for
a) Silk b) Gold c) Petrol d) Iron
 
513. Silent Valley is in the State of
a) Kerala b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu d) Assam
 
514. 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
515. Kaziranga Sanctuary, famous for great Indian one-horn rhinoceros, is situated in the State of
a) Bihar b) Assam c) Orissa
d) Karnataka
 
516. Taj Mahal is built on the bank of the river
a) Ganges b) Sind c) Brahamputra
d) Yamuna
 
517. The first fertilizer plant in India was set up at
a) Nangal b) Sindri c) Alwaye
d) Trombay
 
518. 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
519. 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
520. 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
521. 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
522. 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
523. Which one of the following rivers flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat?
a) Godavari b) Mahi c) Tapti d) Sabarmati
 
524. India is self-sufficient in minerals except
a) Coal b) Copper c) Mica
d) Manganese
 
525. 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
526. 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
527. What is the percentage of geographical area of India in the world area?
a) 5% b) 2.3% c) 4% d) 3.2%
 
528. 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
529. '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
530. Doldrum is an area of
a) Low temperature b) Low rainfall
c) Low pressure d) Low humidity
 
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c) Low pressure
531. 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
532. Cash crop does NOT include
a) Sugarcane b) Cotton c) Jute d) Wheat
 
533. The natural seaport in Eastern Coast of India is
a) Chennai b) Kolkata c) Visakhapatnam d) Tuticorin
 
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c) Visakhapatnam
534. Identify the richest mineral producing State in India
a) Rajasthan b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Bihar d) Orissa
 
535. '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
536. Ghana Bird Sanctuary is located in which of the following States?
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Maharashtra
c) Uttar Pradesh c) Rajasthan
 
537. The southernmost tip of India is
a) Mizoram b) Jharkhand
c) Uttarakhand d) Nagaland
 
538. Into how many States does Thar desert spread?
a) One b) two c) three d) four
 
539. 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
540. "Nilgiri" mountains are in
a) Karnataka b) Rajasthan c) Maharashtra
d) Tamil Nadu
 
541. 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
542. 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
543. 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
544. 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
545. Main source of India's national income is
a) Industry b) Agriculture
c) Forestry d) Foreign Trade
 
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b) Agriculture
546. 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
547. The only place where tin is found in India is
a) Hazaribagh (Bihar) b) Rewa (M.P)
c) Salem (Tamil Nadu) c) Quilon (Kerala)
 
548. The highest number of Tribal Population in Tamil Nadu is
a) Todas b) Irulas c) Kodas
d) Malayalis
 
549. The State which is known as the "Granary of India" is
a) Kerala b) Uttar Pradesh c) Haryana
d) Punjab
 
550. India is the largest producer as well as consumer of
a) Tea b) Rice c) Oil Seeds
d) Pulses
 
551. 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
552. '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
553. Terra Rossa typically develops in terrains composed of
a) Limestone b) Syenite c) Granite
d) Red sandstone
 
554. 'White Lily' is the Emblem of
a) Japan b) Australia c) Canada
d) U.S.A.
 
555. The name of the Parliament of Japan is
a) Knesset b) Diet c) Storting
d) Majlis
 
556. The name of the Parliament of Israel is
a) Knesset b) Diet c) Storting
d) Majlis
 
557. 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
558. John Kennedy was assassinated in the year
a) 1960 b) 1963 c) 1962 d) 1964
 
559. Napoleon is known as
a) Fuehrer b) Little Corporal
c) Man of Iron d) Man of Steel
 
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b) Little Corporal
560. Shantivan is associated with
a) Gandhi b) Nehru c) Sastri
d) Rajiv Gandhi
 
561. The first Indian to swim across the English Channel was
a) Arati Gupta b) Wilson James
c) Mihir Sen d) None of these
 
562. The first woman to enter space was
a) Yuri Gagarin b) Alexi Leonav
c) Tereshkova d) Collus
 
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c) Tereshkova
563. 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
564. 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
 
565. Which one of the following ports was developed first after independence?
a) Paradip b) Tuticorin c) Marmugao
d) Kandla
 
566. The climate of India is typically
a) subtropical b) tropical
c) torrid d) tropical monsoonal
 
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d) tropical monsoonal
567. 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
568. In India the major export of iron ore is from
a) Visakhapatnam b) Paradip
c) Marmugao d) Haldia
 
569. 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
570. 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
571. 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
 
572. 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
573. 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
574. 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
575. Kalahari desert is in
a) Chile b) South Africa
c) Australia d) India
 
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b) South Africa
576. Atacama desert is in
a) Chile b) South Africa
c) Australia d) Russia
 
577. Indian Ocean is
a) the biggest b) second biggest
c) third biggest d) None of these
 
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c) third biggest
578. 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
579. The highest mountain peak is in
a) Nepal b) India c) China d) Pakistan
 
580. The longest platform in India is at
a) Chennai b) Kharagpur c) Mumbai
d) Kolkata
 
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b) Kharagpur
581. Roof of the World is
a) The Pamirs b) China c) India
d) Nepal
 
582. Yellow river is
a) Damodar b) Hwang-Ho c) Amazon
d) Nile
 
583. The South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) has how many member countries?
a) 5 b) 8 c) 7 d) 10
 
584. Which of the following States is along the border of Pakistan?
a) Uttar Pradesh b) Haryana
c) Rajasthan d) Himachal Pradesh
 
585. 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
586. 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
 
587. 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
588. Zaire is the new name of
a) Rhodesia b) Congo c) Gold Coast
d) Basutoland
 
589. Land of 'Thousand Lakes' is
a) China b) Finland c) Canada
d) Australia
 
590. Land of White Elephant is
a) Thailand b) Australia c) Japan
d) China
 
591. Land of Rising Sun is
a) Vietnam b) Australia
c) Japan d) China
 
592. Bhils tribes live in
a) Eastern India b) Western India
c) Central India d) South India
 
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c) Central India
593. Todas are aboriginals living in
a) Kerala b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Tamilnadu d) Andhra Pradesh
 
594. Boers are tribes living in
a) South Africa b) India c) U.S.A.
d) Denmark
 
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a) South Africa
595. The New Zealanders are known as
a) Sams b) Kiwis c) Ashes
d) New Zealandees
 
596. 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
597. Area drained by a river is called
a) Valley b) Plateau c) Basin
d) Flood plain
 
598. On which of the following rivers is Washington (USA) situated?
a) Danube b) Potomac c) Nile
d) Hudson
 
599. Which one of the following States leads in the production of wheat?
a) Punjab b) Haryana c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh
 
600. 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
601. 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
602. 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
603. Black soil is best suited for
a) cotton b) wheat c) jute
d) rice
 
604. The main river in Sikkim is
a) Jaldhaka b) Manas c) Tista
d) Torsa
 
605. The river Cauvery originates from which of the following States?
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Tamil Nadu
c) Karnataka d) Madhya Pradesh
 
606. 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
607. 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
608. What percentage of the total geographical area of India is covered by forests?
a) 70% b) 60.88% c) 34.88%
d) 22.88%
 
609. North-East monsoon blows during
a) October-December b) November-January
c) June-September d) January-March
 
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b) November-January
610. South-West monsoon blows during
a) October-December b) November-January
c) June-September d) January-March
 
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c) June-September
611. Natural regions of the world are
a) 7 b) 8 c) 9 d) 10
 
612. 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
 
613. In which State of India dry-farming is practised?
a) Maharashtra b) Gujarat
c) Rajasthan d) Assam
 
614. 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
615. 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
616. 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
 
617. 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
618. In which continent is Atacama Desert situated?
a) North America b) South America
c) Asia d) Africa
 
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b) South America
619. 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
620. 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
621. The greater percentage area under forests is in
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Kerala
c) Assam d) Bihar
 
622. Rabi season is
a) June-September b)October-April
c) April-June d) May-July
 
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b)October-April
623. Tea is grown much in
a) Assam b) Kerala c) Gujarat
d) Karnataka
 
624. Rice is produced more in
a) Tamilnadu b) West Bengal
c) Andhra Pradesh d) Kerala
 
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b) West Bengal
625. The state which produces barley abundantly is
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Punjab
c) Uttar Pradesh d) Haryana
 
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c) Uttar Pradesh
626. Cultivation of groundnuts requires
a) moist climate b) Much rain
c) Cold climate d) hot climate
 
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c) Cold climate
627. The state which stands first in per capital income is
a) Kerala b) Punjab c) Maharashtra
d) Bihar
 
628. 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
629. 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
 
630. 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
631. Silver is found in
a) Karnataka b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Bihar d) Rajasthan
 
632. Diamonds are found in
a) Panna b) Kolar c) Cochin
d) Ballary
 
633. Bauxite is an ore of
a) Iron b) Lead c) Aluminium
d) Magnesium
 
634. The state where monazite sand is found from
a) Tamilnadu b) Kerala c) Uttar Pradesh d) Andhra Pradesh
 
635. 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
636. 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
637. 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
638. 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
639. The length of coast line in India is
a) 7,516 km b) 6,100 km c) 5,985 km
d) 6,175 km
 
640. 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
641. 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
642. The period of revolution of a geostationary satellite is
a) 6 hrs b) 12 hrs c) 24 hrs d) 36hrs
 
643. 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
644. 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
645. The Theal Equator coincides with the Tropc of Cancer on
a) 21st March b) 21st June
c) 23rd September d) 22nd December
 
646. Which one of the correct answer cities is NOT under the seismic zone?
a) Guwahati b) Srinagar c) Delhi
d) Gandhinagar
 
647. 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
 
648. 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.
649. "Jim Corbett National Park" is situated in the valley of the river
a) Ramganga b) Ghagra c) Sarayu
d) Tapti
 
650. Gol Gumbaz is in
a) Karnataka b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamilnadu d) Maharashtra
 
651. Security Printing Pres is at
a) Nasik b) Mumbai c) Varanasi
d) Delhi
 
652. The farthest planet from the Sun is
a) Mars b) Neptune c) Pluto
d) Venus
 
653. Gwalior is in
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh d) Bihar
 
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c) Madhya Pradesh
654. Ramagunadam is in
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh d) Bihar
 
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a) Andhra Pradesh
655. Sindri is in
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh d) Jharkhand
 
656. Chittaranjan is known for
a) Fertilizers b) Penicillin Industry
c) Rly. Engine d) Oil Refinery
 
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c) Rly. Engine
657. The Capital of Uttar Pradesh is
a) Kanpur b) Lucknow c) Allahabad
d) Meerut
 
658. Delhi is on the banks of
a) Ganges b) Sutlej c) Tapti
d) Yamuna
 
659. How many major ports are there in India?
a) 7 b) 8 c) 12 d) 11
 
660. Haziranga sanctuary is in
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Assam
c) Bihar d) Uttarakhand
 
661. Corbett National Park is in
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Assam
c) Bihar d) Uttarakhand
 
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d) Uttarakhand
662. When the Sun reaches its maximum distance from equator it is known as
a) solstice b) eclipse d) equinox
d) sidereal day
 
663. Pampas are
a) tropical grass lands
b) tracks full of trees
c) vast plains d) mountains
 
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c) vast plains
664. Savannas are
a) tropical grass lands
b) tracks full of trees
c) vast plains d) mountains
 
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a) tropical grass lands
665. 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
 
666. Indian standard Time (I.S.T.) is the local time of
a) Delhi b) Chennai c) Allahabad
d) Kolkata
 
667. Which one of the following is a land-locked country?
a) Albania b) Bulgaria
c) Hungary d) Romania
 
668. Which one of the following has the largest population (2000)?
a) Mexico City b) New York
c) Shanghai d) Tokyo
 
669. 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
670. 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
671. Which one of the following terms is used for the region of low atmospheric pressure?
a) Anticyclone b) Cyclone
c) Hurricane d) Thunderstorm
 
672. Which one of the following is NOT a sea-port?
a) Cairo b) Dublin c) Lisbon
d) Rotterdam
 
673. 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
674. 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
675. Arctic region is full of
a) rocks b) ice c) water d) land
 
676. 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
677. 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
678. 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
679. 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
680. 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
681. 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
682. 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
683. 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
684. 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
685. 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
686. 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
687. 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
688. 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
689. 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
690. Equinox occurs on
a) March, 15 b) March, 21 c) March, 25
d) September, 15
 
691. 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
692. 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
693. 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
694. The region around South Pole is known as
a) Arctic b) Antarctic c) Epuator
d) Capricom
 
695. Alluvial soil is formed by deposits brought by
a) Rivers b) Small streams c) Sea
d) Channels
 
696. 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
697. The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed in the year
a) 1930 b) 1931 c) 192 d) 1940
 
698. The partition of Bengal was carried out in the year
a) 1910 b) 1888 c) 1900 d) 1905
 
699. The number of people killed in Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy was
a) 400 b) 379 c) 250 d) 1000
 
700. The Servants of India Society was founded by
a) Gokhale b) Lala Lajpat Rai
c) Bala Gangadhara Tilak
d) Mahatma Gandhi
 
701. 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
702. 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
703. 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
704. The first university in India was founded at
a) Madras b) Bombay c) Delhi
d) Calcutta
 
705. 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
706. 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
707. The Emperors of Vijayanagara patronised
a) Sanskrit b) Telugu c) Kannada
d) All the three
 
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d) All the three
708. The famous Emperor of Vijayanagara empire was
a) Rama Raya b) Harihara
c) Krishna Devaraya d) Bukharaya
 
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c) Krishna Devaraya
709. 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
710. Inb-Batutah was a
a) Chinese traveller b) Persian
c) Arab d) Greek
 
711. '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
712. Malik Kafur's raids involved
a) The plunder of temples
b) Slaughtering of people
c) Both d) None
 
713. 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
714. 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
715. 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
716. The temple of Pasupatinath is situated in
a) Nepal b) Rajasthan c) Sikkim
d) Andhra Pradesh
 
717. 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
718. The system of horse-posts was introduced by
a) Babur b) Akbar c) Sher Shah
d) Sher Singh
 
719. The Muslim League was founded in
a) 1904 b) 1905 c) 1906 d) 1907
 
720. Prithviraj Chauhan ruled over
a) Ajmer and Delhi b) Kashmir
c) Punjab d) Agra
 
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a) Ajmer and Delhi
721. Sankarachrya was from
a) Tamilnadu b) Kerala
c) Karnataka d) Andhra Pradesh
 
722. Basava was a
a) Saivite b) Vaishnavite c) Digambara d) Saint
 
723. The somnath Temple was built of
a) Bricks b) stone c) bricks and wood d) marble
 
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c) bricks and wood
724. The famous Jain Temple at Mt.Abu was built by
a) Prarthis b) Bhima c) Vimala
d) Suphala
 
725. 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
726. '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
727. The largest Stupa in Sanchi is assignable to the period of the
a) Mauryas b) Kushanas
c) Satavahanas d) Guptas
 
728. 'Balance of Power' theory was propounded by
a) Chanakya b) Harsha
c) Kanishka d) The Birbal
 
729. 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.
 
730. During the Chola period the division of their territory 'Mandalam' corresponds to modern
a) district b) taluk c) state
d) tahasil
 
731. '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
732. 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
733. 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
734. REVERSE REPO RATE IS HIGHER THAN REPO RATE TRUE / FALSE
 
735. MAXIMUM AMOUNT CAN BE BORROWED BY THE BANK UNDER MARGINAL STANDING FACILITY
 
736. 5TH DIGIT OF IFSC IS-------DIGIT
 
737. NEFT IS----------SETTLEMENT
 
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DEFERRED NET SETTLEMENT
738. UNDER BASEL iii INDIAN BANKS WILL HAVE TO MAINTAIN MIN. TIER-i CAPITAL @-------%
 
739. BASEL III IMPLEMENTATION HAS TO BE COMPLETED BY:
 
740. CTS 2010 WILL BE MANDATORY FROM
 
741. BMI STANDS FOR
 
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BODY MASS INDEX
742. M1 STANDS FOR
 
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NARROW MONEY OR HIGH POWERED MONEY
743. Rbi gives interest on CRR BALANCE OF BANKS ON THE AMOUNT OVER 3% EQUIVALENT @ 4 % TRUE / FALSE
 
744. 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
745. 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
746. 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
747. Who started the Quit India movement?
a) C.R.Das b) Dadabhai Naoroji
c) Jawahar Lal Nehru d) M.K.Gandhi
 
748. When was Delhi made the capital of British rule in India?
a) 1877 b) 1889 c) 1901 d) 1911
 
749. 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
 
750. 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
751. 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
752. 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
753. Mahayana and Hinayana are the two divisions of
a) Jainism b) Buddhism
c) Hinduism d) confuncianism
 
754. Tulsidas lived during the reign of
a) Shah Jehan b) Jehangir
c) Aurangzeb d) Hymayun
 
755. Battle of Plassey was fought in
a) 1557 b) 1657 c) 1757 d) 1858
 
756. Goa was first colonised by
a) British b) French c) Dutch
d) Portuguese
 
757. Who were the first Muslim invaders of India?
a) Turks b) Monogols c) Arabs
d) Mughals
 
758. In which year was the Tashkent Pact signed between India and Pakistan?
a) 1964 b) 1965 c) 1966 d) 1967
 
759. 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
760. 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
 
761. 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
762. 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.
763. The first Pala dynasty ruler was......
a) Dharmapala b) Bhaskaravarman
c) Gopala d) Bhupala
 
764. 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
765. The king of Kalinga in the Mauryan period was
a) Kuvishka b) Simuka c) Kharavela
d) Ashoka
 
766. Kanishka's capital was
a) Indraprastha b) Purushapura
c) Pataliputra d) Kanishka
 
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b) Purushapura
767. Demetrios was king of
a) Bactria b) Greece c) Macedonia
d) Babylon
 
768. 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
769. 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
770. Which one of the following thinkers did NOT influence Gandhiji?
a) Tolstoy b) Thoreau c) Gokhale
d) Trotsky
 
771. 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
772. 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
773. The Moplah rebellion of 1921 broke out in
a) Assam b) Kerala c) Punjab
d) West Bengal
 
774. 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
775. The greatest of the Sanskrit grammarians was
a) Sakatayana b) Sakalya c) Panini
d) Apisli
 
776. Vikrama Samvat ( Calendar) commenced from
a) 50 B.C. b) 58 B.C. c) 60 B.C.
d) 68 B.C.
 
777. 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
778. 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
779. 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
780. 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
781. The language used during Sangam period was
a) Telugu b) Malayalam c) Tamil
d) Sanskrit
 
782. Which ONE of the following was NOT written by Harshavardhana?
a) Ratnavali b) Priyadarsika
c) Harshacharita d) Nagananda
 
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c) Harshacharita
783. Which ONE of the following is NOT TRUE?
a) The Dutch established factories at Surat in 1616
b) The Danes came to Indian in 1616 and set themselves up on the Malabar coast
c) The English East India Company was founded in 1602
d) The Europeans first came to India in about 1500 A.D.
 
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c) The English East India Company was founded in 1602
784. The Battle of Talikota ended
a) Vijayanagar Empire b) Moghul Empire
c) Maurya Regime d) Chalukya Empire
 
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a) Vijayanagar Empire
785. The masterpiece of Chola architecture is the great Siva temple at
a) Chidambaram b) Pudukottai
c) Tanjore d) Gangaikonda Cholapuram