General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 3


  • 1. Which of the following is not a tax/ duty levied by the government of India:

    • A. Service Tax
    • B. Education CESS
    • C. Customs Duty
    • D. Toll Tax

  • 2. Who invented Coronagraph which allowed the study of the Sun without waiting for a total solar eclipse?

    • A. Donald Menzel
    • B. Pierre Jenseen
    • C. John Evershed
    • D. Bernard Lyot

  • 3. The first nuclear test was conducted in India in the year:

    • A. 1973
    • B. 1974
    • C. 1975
    • D. 1976

  • 4. What is Siam now known as?

    • A. Laos
    • B. Thailand
    • C. Vietnam
    • D. Combodia

  • 5. Heat received by earth from the sun is known as:

    • A. Insolation
    • B. Solar Heat
    • C. Solar radiation
    • D. Thermal radiation

  • 6. Under which article of the Indian Constitution, can the President of India withhold his assent to a Bill passed by both the Houses of Parliament?

    • A. Article, 100
    • B. Article, 111
    • C. Article, 200
    • D. Article, 222

  • 7. The well-known book The Argumentative Indian is written by:

    • A. Khushwant Singh
    • B. Robin Sharma
    • C. Pavan K Verma
    • D. Amartya Sen

  • 8. Today Micro Finance is the most preferred route to meet the credit requirements of which of the following sections the society?

    • A. Big Corporates Houses
    • B. High Value Individual customers
    • C. Industrial units upto the investment of Rs.30 crores
    • D. Poor and weaker sections of the society

  • 9. DTAA stands for:

    • A. Direct Tariff Avoidance Agreement
    • B. Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
    • C. Double Taxation Acceptable Agreement
    • D. Double Tariff Avoidance Agreement

  • 10. The main masses of land above sea level are called?

    • A. Continent
    • B. Islands
    • C. Nations
    • D. Countries

  • 11. Which of the following organizations is known as Market Regulator in India?

    • A. SEBI
    • B. IBA
    • C. AMFI
    • D. NSDL

  • 12. We read a term ECB in the financial newspapers. What is the full form of ECB?

    • A. European Central Bank
    • B. Essential Commercial Borrowings
    • C. External Credit and Business
    • D. External Commercial Borrowings

  • 13. Which country is the largest producer of Gold in the world?

    • A. India
    • B. South Africa
    • C. China
    • D. Brazil

  • 14. What is the playing time of the full version of the Indian National Anthem:

    • A. 47 Seconds
    • B. 50 Seconds
    • C. 52 Seconds
    • D. 60 Seconds

  • 15. India has launched the first polysilicon solar project at:

    • A. Kota
    • B. Dehradun
    • C. Haldia
    • D. Ahmedabad

  • 16. Which of the following schemes was launched to promote basic education in India and attract children in the school going age to attend the classes

    • A. Operation Flood
    • B. Pulse Polio Abhiyan
    • C. Mid day scheme
    • D. Operation Blackboard

  • 17. Ben Hur, the world famous epic, is written by:

    • A. John Milton
    • B. George Orwell
    • C. Lewis Wallace
    • D. Leo Tolstoy

  • 18. Which committee recommended abolition of tax rebates under Section 88?

    • A. Kelkar Committee
    • B. Rangarajan Committee
    • C. Chelliah Committee
    • D. Shome Committee

  • 19. Commonwealth day is observed on:

    • A. May, 25
    • B. May, 21
    • C. April, 25
    • D. None of these

  • 20. What is the distance of running in a marathon race?

    • A. 26 miles 385 yards
    • B. 26 miles 405 yards
    • C. 26 miles 180 yards
    • D. 26 miles

  • 21. Which of the following awards is given by UNESCO to those who popularize use of science in life?

    • A. Booker prize
    • B. Magsaysay award
    • C. Kalinga Award
    • D. Kalidas Samman

  • 22. Which one of the following provides constitutional guarantee of personal freedom?

    • A. Mandamus
    • B. Certiorari
    • C. Habeas Corpus
    • D. Quo Warranto

  • 23. The Andman group and Nicobar group of islands are separated from each other by the:

    • A. Great channel
    • B. 10 degree channel
    • C. Bay of Bengal
    • D. Andman Sea

  • 24. National consumer rights day is observed on:

    • A. December, 27
    • B. December, 4
    • C. December, 24
    • D. December, 10

  • 25. Which rock-shelter in India bears largest number of paintings?

    • A. Ajamgarh
    • B. Bhimbetka
    • C. Ghagharia
    • D. Lekhia

  • 26. Through its power of judicial review, the Supreme Court ensures

    • A. Judicial Supremacy
    • B. A democratic government in the country
    • C. A constitutional government in the country
    • D. That parliament sovereignty is curbed

  • 27. Who is the recipient of the Man Booker Prize 2008?

    • A. Vikram Seth
    • B. Arundhati Roy
    • C. Amitav Ghosh
    • D. Aravind Adiga

  • 28. Who among the following has received the Rajiv Gandhi award for journalism 2008?

    • A. Kuldeep nayyer
    • B. Vir Sanghvi
    • C. Prabhu Chawla
    • D. None of these

  • 29. Which of the following factors influence the climate of India?

    • A. Long Coastal Area
    • B. Nearness to Equator
    • C. The Himalayas
    • D. All of the above

  • 30. Who defined democracy as a Government of the people, by the people and for the people?

    • A. Mahatma Gandhi
    • B. Ruskin
    • C. Aristotle
    • D. Abraham Lincoln

  • 31. Queensberry Rules is the name given to the rules in:

    • A. Hockey
    • B. Cricket
    • C. Tennis
    • D. Boxing

  • 32. A list of national languages can be traced in the Indian Constitution Schedule:

    • A. Fifth Schedule
    • B. Sixth Schedule
    • C. Seventh Schedule
    • D. Eighth Schedule

  • 33. Who has been appointed the first Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA)?

    • A. PS Sharma
    • B. A. Gopalaswami
    • C. Radha Vinod Raju
    • D. KC Verma

  • 34. The royal court of Alauddin was graced by the great poet:

    • A. Firdausi
    • B. Omar Khaiyyam
    • C. Amir Khusru
    • D. Ibn Batuta

  • 35. Which of the following is associated with manufacture of guided missiles?

    • A. Bharat Earth Movers Limited
    • B. Bharat Dynamics Limited
    • C. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    • D. Bharat Electronics Limited

  • 36. In the Supreme Court of India the number of judges including the Chief Justice is presently:

    • A. 26
    • B. 21
    • C. 28
    • D. 30

  • 37. Prince of Wales Cup is associated with the game of:

    • A. Polo
    • B. Basketball
    • C. Golf
    • D. Volleyball

  • 38. Who said Give me somewhere to stand and I will move the world?

    • A. Archimedes
    • B. Galileo
    • C. Edison
    • D. Newton

  • 39. The movie Slumdog Millionaire is based on a novel Q and A written by an Indian:

    • A. Khushwant Singh
    • B. Khalid Mohammad
    • C. Sabarjit Singh
    • D. Vikas Swarup

  • 40. The Reserve Bank of India keeps on changing various ratio/rates frequently. Why is this done?

    • A. To keep inflation under control
    • B. To ensure that Indian Rupee does not lose its market value
    • C. To ensure that banks do not earn huge profits at the cost of public money
    • D. All of the above

  • 41. The fourth state is:

    • A. Press
    • B. Property
    • C. Metals
    • D. Tax

  • 42. A bear on the Stock Exchange is a speculator:

    • A. Who sells shares which he does not posses
    • B. Who applies for new issues of shares in the hope that the price will go up
    • C. Whose holdings of the shares in a company is so large that selling them could affect the market price
    • D. Who buys shares in the hope that price will go up

  • 43. World Environment Day is observed on:

    • A. June, 5
    • B. June, 11
    • C. June, 17
    • D. June, 30

  • 44. The stock market index of London stock market is referred to as:

    • A. Footsie (FTSE)
    • B. Sensex
    • C. Nifty
    • D. MCEX

  • 45. Green Banking means:

    • A. Financing of irrigation projects by banks
    • B. Development of forestry by banks
    • C. Financing of environment friendly projects by banks
    • D. None of these

  • 46. The French Revolution gave its modern meaning to the term:

    • A. Nation
    • B. Sovereignty
    • C. Republic
    • D. Capitalism

  • 47. Motorcycle model Hayabusa has been launched by:

    • A. TVS
    • B. Honda
    • C. Suzuki
    • D. Yamaha

  • 48. The name of Indias first aircraft carriers is:

    • A. INS Vikrant
    • B. INS Nilgiri
    • C. INS Kukri
    • D. INS Himgiri

  • 49. The correct group of cities, through which National Highway No.8 passes is:

    • A. Bikaner, Ajmer, Kota
    • B. Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner
    • C. Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad
    • D. Jaipur, Pune, Udaipur

  • 50. Which unit of valuation is known as Paper Gold?

    • A. Petro Dollar
    • B. SDR
    • C. Eurodollar
    • D. GDR