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1. When the Reserve Bank of India announces an increase of the Cash Reserve Ratio, what does it mean?
(A) The commercial banks will have less money to lend
(B) The Reserve Bank of India will have less money to lend
(C) The Union Government will have less money to lend
(D) The commercial banks will have more money to lend
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2. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given hills starting from the North and going towards the South?
(A) Nallamalai Hills-Nilgiri Hills-Javadi Hills-Anaimalai Hills
(B) Anaimalai Hills-Javadi Hills-Nilgiri Hills-Nallamalai Hills
(C) Nallamalai Hills-Javadi Hills-Nilgiri Hills-Anaimalai Hills
(D) Anaimalai Hills-Nilgiri Hills-Javadi Hills- Nallamalai Hills
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3. The Western coasts of India receive very high rainfall in summer mainly due to–
(A) tropical location (B) nearness to sea
(C) Western Ghats (D) Himalayas
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4. "He was an extremist leader from Punjab. He was influenced by Arya Samaj and founded the National School at Lahore. He presided over the All India Trade Union Congress in 1920 and demonstrated against Simon Commission."
The passage above is referring to–
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai (B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Bipin Chandra Pal (D) Bhagat Singh
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5. Let us suppose there are no Northern Mountain ranges in the physiography of India, then which of the following will not be true?
(A) The winter will be severely cool (B) The winter will be severely moist
(C) The post summer will be lack of south west monsoon (D) The summer will be dry
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6. Four resolutions were passed at the famous Calcutta session of Indian National Congress in 1906. The question of either retention or of rejection of these four resolutions became the cause of a split in Congress at the next Congress session held in Surat in 1907. Which one of the following was not one of those resolutions?
(A) Annulment of partition of Bengal (B) Boycott
(C) National education (D) Swadeshi
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7. With which one of the following games is the Hopman Cup associated?
(A) Badminton (B) Lawn Tennis
(C) Hockey (D) Football
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8. The great lawn tennis player Bjorn Borg is from which country?
(A) Sweden (B) Australia
(C) USA (D) Italy
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9. ANZUS is a Pacific pact between–
(A) Africa, New Zealand and US (B) Australia, New Zealand and US
(C) Australia, Neitherlands and US (D) Austria, New Zealand and US
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10. In which one of the following cities, was the East India Association founded by Dadabhai Naoroji in 1866?
(A) Paris (B) London
(C) New York (D) Tokyo
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11. Based on the recommendations of Gorewala Committee, this bank was nationalised in 1955 and rechristened as–
(A) Punjab National Bank (B) State Bank of India
(C) Imperial Bank (D) All of the above
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12. Shortly before the general elections in October 1951, Dr BR Ambedkar decided to contest the election under the banner of–
(A) Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party (B) Socialist Party
(C) Ram Rajya Parishad (D) Scheduled Castes Federation
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13. A liquid is kept in a regular cylindrical vessel up to a certain height. If this vessel is replaced by another cylindrical vessel having half the area of cross-section of the bottom, the pressure on the bottom will–
(A) remain unaffected (B) be reduced to half the earlier pressure
(C) be increase to twice the earlier pressure (D) be reduced to one-fourth the earlier pressure
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14. Which one of the following sets are the low clouds?
(A) Altostratus, Altocumulus and Nimbo stratus (B) Cirrus, Cirrostratus and Cirrocumulus
(C) Stratus, Nimbus and Cumulus (B) Cirrus, Cirrostratus and Altostratus
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15. The Reserve Bank of India was established on .......... and nationalized on.
(A) 1st April, 1935 and 1st January, 1949 (B) 31st March, 1930 and 2nd October, 1947
(C) 2nd October, 1947 and 26th January, 1952 (D) 15th August, 1942 and 15th August, 1947
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16. Name the first bank of limited liability managed by Indians–
(A) Punjab National Bank (B) Oudh Commercial Bank
(C) State Bank of India (D) None of the above
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17. What is the general direction of cyclones formed in the Bay of Bengal?
(A) East to West (B) West to East
(C) West to South (D) North to South
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18. Which one of the following is not associated with monsoon climate in India?
(A) EI Nino temporary warm currents (B) South-equatorial warm currents of Indian Ocean
(C) Western disturbances (D) Cyclones of Bay of Bengal
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19. The first modern industry to develop in India was–
(A) Iron and Steel Industry (B) Cement Industry
(C) Cottage Industry (D) Engineering Industry
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20 At which of its Session, did the Congress officially accept, the 'socialistic 'pattern of society?
(A) Nagpur Session of 1959 (B) Avadi Session of 1955
(C) Bombay Session of 1953 (D) Calcutta Session of 1957
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21. The last opportunity to avoid the partition of India was lost with the rejection of–
(A) Cripps Mission (B) Rajagopalachari Formula
(C) Cabinet Mission (D) Wavell Plan
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22. Broadly, PPP implies how much money would be needed to purchase the same basket of goods and services in two different countries and uses that to calculate an implicit foreign exchange rate–
PPP stands for
(A) Purchasing Power Pyramid (B) Purchasing Power Parity
(C) Power of Purchasing Parity (D) Per Product Parity
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23. International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people is on–
(A) July 15 (B) July 29
(C) November 15 (D) November 29
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24. On July....., man walked on the Moon for the first time–
(A) 20th (B) 21st
(C) 19th (D) 18th
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25. Who among the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly?
(A) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (B) Acharya JB Kriplani
(C) Lok Nayak Jayprakash Narayan (D) KM Munshi
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