1. The creator of Sherlock Holmes' was-
(a) Shakespeare (b) Dr. Watson
(c) Ian Fleming (d) Arthur Conan Doyle
2. Which of the following is not written by Munshi Premchand ?
(a) Gaban (b) Godan
(c) Mansarovar (d) Guide
3. The Parliament of Afghanistan is-
(a) Senate (b) Majlis
(c) Shora (d) National Assembly
4. Amnesty International has its headquarters at-
(a) New York (b) London (NDA
(c) Washington (d) Berlin
5. The first Secretary General of UNO was-
(a) U. Thant (b) Trygve Lie
(c) Kurtt Waldheim (d) Dag Hamarskjoeld
6. The first multipurpose project of India is-
(a) Damodar Valley Project (b) Rihand Project
(c) Bhakra-Nangal Project (d) Hirakund Project
7. The International Rice Research Institute is located in-
(a) Malaysia (b) Thailand
(c) Indonesia (d) Philippines
8. The Yellow Stone National Park is in-
(a) U. S. A. (b) France
(c) China (d) Maldives
9. World Resources Institute is located at-
(a) Oslo (b) Brussels
(c) New York (d) None of these
10. Which of the following cities was known earlier as 'Pearl of the An tiles' ?
(a) Mumbai (b) Cuba
(c) Manila (d) Shanghai
11. The famous Sphinx is located at-
(a) Saudi Arabia (b) Egypt
(c) Italy (d) Thailand
12. First Olympic games were held in-
(a) 776 B. C. (b) 798 B. C.
(c) 876 B. C. (d) 898 B. C.
13. With which sport the term 'Caddie' is associated ?
(a) Polo (b) Golf
(c) Bridge (d) Billiards
14. India first took part of the Olympic Games in the year-
(a) 1920 (b) 1928
(c) 1972 (d) 1974
15. R. K. Laxman is a renowned-
(a) Journalist (b) Writer
(c) Cartoonist (d) None of these
16. Which of the following animals was not native to India ?
(a) Elephant (b) Horse
(c) Rhinoceros (d) Tiger
17. Which of the following states is highly flood prone as well as drought prone ?
(a) West Bengal (b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Bihar
18. Which one of the following is known as the "Manchester of India" ?
(a) Ahmadabad (b) Sholapur
(c) Coimbator (d) Mumbai
19. In which city the telephone instruments manufactured ?
(a) Hyderabad (b) Chennai
(c) Bangalore (d) Patna
20. The largest coal producing state in India is-
(a) Jharkhand (b) West Bengal
(c) Bihar (d) Orissa
21. Which of the following rivers flows through a rift valley ?
(a) Cauvery (b) Narmada
(c) Kosi (d) Godavari
22. Which of the following countries is the largest producer of coal ?
(a) Russia (b) China
(c) S. Africa (d) India
23. The average elevation of Tibetan Plateau above sea level is-
(a) 2 Km (b) 3 Km
(c) 4 Km (d) 5 Km
24. The equator passes through which of the following continents ?
(a) Africa (b) Australia
(c) Europe (d) North America
25. The smallest country in the south America is-
(a) Uruguay (b) Guiana
(c) Surinam (d) Equador
26. The strait which separates Africa from Europe is-
(a) Hook strait (b) Strait of Gibralter
(c) Palk strait (d) Bering strait
27. Days and Nights are equal throughout the globe when the sun is above-
(a) Poles (b) Tropic of cancer
(c) Equator (d) Tropic of Capricorn
28. In which of the following industries is the maximum number of women employed in India ?
(a) Textiles (b) Jute
(c) Tea (d) Coal
29. Seasonal unemployment refers to-
(a) Banks (b) Agriculture
(c) Public Sector (d) Private Sector
30. Bank rate policy is a component of-
(a) Trade Policy (b) Fiscal Policy
(c) Monetary Policy (d) None of these
31. The goals of monetary policy do not include-
(a) price stability (b) maximum tax revenue
(c) full employment (d) maximum output
32. In a short run a producer contains his production as long as he covers-
(a) variable cost (b) fixed cost
(c) average cost (d) marginal cost
33. The profounder of the 'Law of market' is-
(a) J. B. Say (b) A. C. Pigou
(c) T. R. Malthus (d) Ricardo
34. Which is at the apex of the three tier system of Panchayati Raj system ?
(a) Gram Sabha (b) Gram Panchayat
(c) Zila Parishad (d) Panchayat Samiti
35. Which one of the following was an associated state of India before becoming a full fledged state ?
(a) Meghalaya (b) Mizoram
(c) Sikkim (d) Manipur
36. A common High Court for two or more states and /or union Territory may be established by-
(a) President (b) Parliament by law
(c) Governor of the state (d) Chief Justice of India
37. Railway is a subject on the-
(a) concurrent list (b) union list
(c) state list (d) residual list
38. The President of India can be removed from his office by the-
(a) Prime Minister (b) Lok Sabha
(c) Chief Justice of India (d) Parliament
39. The Chairman and members of state Public Service Commission are appointed by the-
(a) President (b) Prime Minister
(c) Governor (d) Chairman
40. How many times the President of India can seek re-election to his post ?
(a) Once (b) 2 times
(c) 3 times (d) Any number of times
41. The Ilbert Bill controversy during Lord Lytton's time related to the concepts of-
(a) Judicial equality (b) political representation
(c) economic justice (d) revenue allocation
42 Minto-Morley Reforms aimed at-
(a) Grant of Dominion status to Indians (b) Separate electrorates for the Muslims
(c) Special powers to the government to deal with anti-government elements
(d) Full development of education
43. Who amongst the following was involved in the Alipur Bomb case ?
(a) S. N. Banerjee (b) Bipin Chandra Pal
(c) Jatin Das (d) Aurobindo Ghosh
44. Which of the following was the oldest Dravidian Language ?
(a) Kannada (b) Tamil
(c) Telugu (d) Malyalam
45. The Invasion of Huns first took place during the reign of-
(a) Mauryas (b) Nandas
(c) Kushanas (d) Guptas
46. The first to invade India out of the following were-
(a) Afghans (b) Turks
(c) Mongols . (d) Arabs
47. Which of the following gases is used for refrigeration ?
(a) Chlorine (b) Sulphur dioxide
(c) Phosphine (d) Ammonia
48. Aspirin is the common name of-
(a) salicylic acid (b) salicylate
(c) methyl salicylate (d) acetyl salicylic acid
49. Sun's heat reaches earth by which of the following of transmission ?
(a) conduction (b) convection
(c) radiation (d) heat exchange
50. Ion-exchange is a process of-
(a) fermentation (b) metal extraction
(c) water softening (d) heavy water production
1. (d) 2. (c) 3. (c) 4. (b) 5. (b) 6. (a)
7. (d) 8. (a) 9. (d) 10. (b) 11. (b)
12. (a) 13. (b) 14. (a) 15. (c)
16. (b) 17. (d) 18. (a) 19. (c) 20. (a)
21. (b) 22. (a) 23. (c) 24. (a) 25. (c)
26. (b) 27. (c) 28. (c) 29. (b) 30. (b)
31. (b) 32. (b) 33. (a) 34. (c) 35. (c)
36. (b) 37. (b) 38. (d) 39. (c) 40. (d)
41. (a) 42. (b) 43. (c) 44. (a) 45. (d)
46. (d) 47. (d) 48. (d) 49. (c) 50. (c)