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General Awareness Sample Questions

1. World’s largest desert is
(A) Sahara
(B) Kalahari
(C) Thar
(D) Syrian

2. First Chief Election Commissioner of India was
(A) Ashok Kumar Sen
(B) Kalyan Sundaram
(C) Sukumar Sen
(D) Sampath

3. ‘Operation All Clear’ is associated with the armed forces of which country?
(A) Nepal
(B) Bhutan
(C) Bangladesh
(D) Maldives

4. When did the women in U.S. get the right to vote?
(A) 1776
(B) 1920
(C) 1802
(D) 1815

5. Who is the first Chairman of the People’s Republic of China?
(A) Mao Zedong
(B) Xi Jinping
(C) Jiang Zemin
(D) Hu Jintao

6. What is the line that separates North Korea from South Korea?
(A) 39th parallel
(B) 35th parallel
(C) 38th parallel
(D) 34th parallel

7. Name the Indian National Congress (INC) Session that led to the division between extremists and moderates.
(A) Surat, 1907
(B) Lucknow, 1916
(C) Nagpur, 1920
(D) Haripura, 1938

8. In which year was the State of Nagaland formed?
(A) 1963
(B) 1961
(C) 1962
(D) 1960

9. Who was the editor of ‘Young India’ journal?
(A) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(B) Annie Besant
(C) Mahatma Gandhi
(D) Balagangadhar Tilak

10. Parliament (Legislature of the Union), consists of which of the following?
(A) President and Loksabha only
(B) President, Loksabha and State Legislative Assembly only
(C) President, Loksabha and Rajyasabha only
(D) None of the above

11. CAG of India is appointed by whom?
(A) President of India
(B) Prime Minister of India
(C) Lok Sabha Speaker
(D) None of the above

12. Which country has inaugurated Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm?
(A) Myanmar
(B) Cambodia
(C) Thailand
(D) Vietnam

13. The annual Aryabhatta Award is presented for which field?
(A) Medicine
(B) Astronautics
(C) Astrology
(D) Mathematics

14. Which of the following rulers introduced “Rupiya” in India?
(A) Akbar
(B) Allauddin Khilji
(C) Humayun
(D) Sher Shah Suri

15. Which neighbouring country of India is also referred as ‘Druk Yul’ ?
(A) Nepal
(B) Myanmar
(C) Sri Lanka
(D) Bhutan

16. The Laccadives, Minicoy and Amindivi group of Islands were renamed as Lakshadweep in which year?
(A) 1973
(B) 1971
(C) 1970
(D) 1972

17. Which is India’s first and only tri-service theatre command of the Indian Armed Forces?
(A) Kochi
(B) Mumbai
(C) Karwar
(D) Andaman and Nicobar

18. The Theory of Relativity was developed by
(A) Blaise Pascal
(B) Albert Einstein
(C) Stephen Hawking
(D) Thomas Alva Edison

19. India‘s first-ever Floating Basketball Court has opened near which city?
(A) Kochi
(B) Assam
(C) Mumbai
(D) Hyderabad

20. Who among the following was the first Tirthankar of Jainism?
(A) Vardhamana
(B) Mahavira Parshwanath
(C) Lshabhanatha
(D) Sambavanath

21. The name of P.C. Mahalanobis is special in the Indian Economy. He was associated with
(A) Liberalisation of Indian Economy
(B) Five Year Plans
(C) Reserve Bank of India
(D) Public Distribution System

22. The Bhakra Nangal Dam is built in which river?
(A) Beas
(B) Sutlej
(C) Ravi
(D) Jhelum

23. Which State Cabinet has approved India’s first Sports University?
(A) Odisha
(B) Kolkata
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) None of above

24. What does the term ‘Lunar Apogee’ means?
(A) Point in the lunar orbit farthest from the Earth
(B) Point in the earth’s orbit that intersects with lunar orbit
(C) Point in the lunar orbit nearest to the Earth
(D) None of the above

25. Robusta, Singapuri, Giant Governor and Mortman are varieties of which of the following?
(A) Coffee
(B) Cotton
(C) Apple
(D) Banana

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26. Which among the following is the first country to issue research licenses for human embryonic cloning to create stem cells?
(A) United States
(B) Japan
(C) China
(D) United Kingdom

27. Hypertension is the term used for
(A) Decrease in Blood Pressure
(B) Increase in Blood Pressure
(C) Decrease in Heart Rate
(D) Increase in Heart Rate

28. Where is Westphalia located?
(A) Germany
(B) Sweden
(C) Denmark
(D) Iceland

29. Who is the author of the book ‘Clash of CiviIisations?
(A) Francis Fukuyama
(B) Samuel P. Huntington
(C) Tarek Fatah
(D) Amanya Sen

30. The original Constitution of India was handwritten by
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) B. R. Ambedkar
(C) K.Munshi
(D) Prem Behari Narain Raizada

31. The Indian National Flag was designed by
(A) Alluri Sitarama Flaju
(B) Pattabhi Sitaramayya
(C) Pingali Venkayya
(D) U. Narasimha Fleddy

32. India’s first-ever Floating Basketball Court has opened-near which city?
(A) Kochi
(B) Assam
(C) Mumbai
(D) Hyderabad

33. The word Pakistan was coined by
(A) Choudhry Rahmat Ali
(B) Mohammad Ali Jinnah
(C) Liaqat Khan
(D) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

34. Operation Blue Star was carried out by Indian Army in
(A) Srinagar
(B) Shimla
(C) Pulwama
(D) Amritsar

35. Which is the country with highest Thorium reserve?
(A) China
(B) Kazhakstan
(C) India
(D) Australia

36. WorId‘s first fully solar powered airport is located in which country?
(B) Singapore
(C) India
(D) United States of America

37. Who was the last British Governor General of India?
(A) Lord Cornwallis
(B) Lord Rippon
(C) Lord Mountbatten
(D) Lord Irwin

38. Who is the author of the book “Third Pillar”?
(A) Raghuram Rajan
(B) Shalctikanta Das
(C) Manmohan Singh
(D) None of the above

39. Who among the following Indian Presidents died in office?
(A) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and Zakir Husain
(B) Rajendra Prasad and V. V. Giri
(C) Zail Singh and K. R. Narayanan
(D) Venkatraman and Shanker Dayal Sharma

40. Who was the Founder, Director and Professor of Physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research?
(A) AniI Kakodkar
(B) P. K. Iyengar
(C) Homi Jahangir Bhabha
(D) Homi Sethna

41. Who was the first Minister of Commerce and Industry of independent India?
(A) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
(B) B. R. Ambedkar
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) C. D. Deshmukh

42. Where is the Master Control Facility of ISRO?
(A) Srihari Kota
(B) Hassan
(C) Bangalore
(D) Mahendragiri

43. World’s largest Nuclear Power Plant is located in
(A) U.S.
(B) Russia
(C) Canada
(D) Japan

44. In which year was the Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation was signed between India and the Soviet Union?
(A) 1965
(B) 1971
(C) 1962
(D) 1974

45. Kambala is the traditional sport of which Indian state?
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Telangana
(C) Kerala
(D) Karnataka

46. Neora Valley National Park is in the state of
(A) Kerala
(B) West Bengal
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) None of the above

47. First External Affairs Minister of India
(A) V. K. Krishna Menon
(B) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
(C) Gulzarilal Nanda
(D) Jawaharlal Nehru

48. First Foreign Secretary of India
(A) K. P. S. Menon
(B) R. K. Nehru
(C) M. J. Desai
(D) Subimal Dutt

49. Who is referred as father of Modern Economics?
(A) Milton Friedman
(B) Amartya Sen
(C) Adam Smith
(D) None of the above

50. The Headquarters of UNESCO is located in
(A) Paris
(B) Geneva
(C) Vienna
(D) New York