General Knowledge Questions for SSC Exams 2015

Indian History
1. Which was the first metal used by man? – Copper 
2. The vedic deity Indra was the god of which thing? – Rain and thunder
3. During which reign did both Vardhaman Mahavira and Gautama Buddha preach their doctrines? – Bimbisara
4. Shishunaga dynasty is credited to have destroyed which mahajanpada ? – Avanti
5. Which was the most important kingdom after the Maury in the-Deccan and Central India? – Satavahanas
6. In which period were the foreigners absorbed in large number in the Indian society? – The Gupta Period
7. Which general of Alauddin Khalji conquered Deccan a number of times ? – Malik Kafur
8. Who was the earliest Sufi Saint to have settled at Ajmer? – Sheikh Moinuddin Chisti
9. In where were Bengal the headquarters of East India Company located? – Fort William
10. Which upheaval took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of 1857 ? – Indigo Disturbances

1. In order of their distances from the Sun, which planet lie between Mars and Uranus? – Jupiter and Saturn
2. Which is the place that has the longest day and the shortest night on 22nd December,? – Melbourne
3. Which constituents of the atmosphere causes greatest changes in climate and weather? – Water Vapour
4. In the Semi-arid and Temperate grasslands, which are the most commonly found animals? – Sheep and goats
5. In which continent is the largest reserves of fresh water on the Earth’s surface is? – North America
6. Which State shares boundaries with the maximum number of other States of India ? – Assam
7. Which is the juction point of the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats of India ? – Nilgiri Hills
8. Which tributary of the Ganga System flows northwards? – Sone
9. What is the important feature of shifting cultivation? – Change of cultivation site
10. Ankaleshwar in India is known for the production of which state? – Assam

Indian Polity

1. In which year was the Constituent Assembly which framed the Constitution for Independent India set up? – 1946
2. The President of the Indian Union has the same constitutional authority as which country? – British Monarch
3. Which amendments accorded precedence to Directive Principle over Fundamental Rights? – 42nd Amendment
4. What happens, When a financial emergency is proclaimed? – Payment of salaries to public servants will be postponed
5. The Rajya Sabha can have a maximum strength of howmany members? – 250
6. In which country did the concept of Public Interest Litigation originated?– The United States
7. Which was the first woman Governor of a State in free India? – Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
8. The States Reorganisation Act created howmany States and Union Territories? – 14 and 6
9. With which amendment act has Panchayati Raj received constitutional status? – 73rd
10. Which Constitutional Amendments banned the floor crossing in Parliament? – 52nd

Indian Economy

1. By whom was concept of Five Year Plans in India introduced? – Jawaharlal Nehru
2. Unemployment occurs when workers move from one job to another job? – Frictional unemployment
3. Of the various ways of financing government’s investment expenditure, what is the least inflationary? – Taxation
4. Who is responsible for the collection and publication of monetary and financial information? – Reserve Bank of India
5. What do Quantitative credit controls not include? – RBI directives
6. From when was the Zero Base Budgeting in India first experimented? – April, 1987
7. In India, in which was the service tax first introduced? – 1994
8. Which is the largest (in terms of turnover) Public Sector organisation in India? – Indian Oil Corporation
9. Where is the The headquarter of World Trade Organisation? – Geneva
10. How body is World Bank? – That gives aid to developing countries

General Science
1. By which impact is Nuclear fission is caused ? – Neutron
2. In which organ of the human body are the lymphocyte cells formed? – Spleen
3. Which is the second most abundant metal in the earth’s crust? – Iron
4. The improper function of which results in condition ‘Myxedema’ in human beings? – Thyroid gland
5. How are Air-pockets that cause aircrafts to lose altitude suddenly caused? – Temperature inversions
6. Acetyl salicylic acid is commonly used as which medicine? – A pain killer
7. The salivary gland secrete saliva that contains which enzyme? – Ptyalin
8. In a sitar wire which type of vibration is produced? – Stationary transverse
9. In colourful diamond, Why are different colours present? – Due to impurities
10. Which organs are morphologically different but perform the same function? – Analogous organs

General Knowledge
1. In which year did India first take part in the Olympic Games? – 1920
2. The first neutron reactor of India, ‘Kamini’, is situated at which place? – Kalpakkam
3. The Musalman, the handwritten daily newspaper in circulation since 1927, is published from which place? – Chennai
4. The headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency is located in which city? – Vienna
5. With which country India signed a contract for supply of nuclear fuel for’ the Kudankulam atomic power plant? – Russia
6. A bee-sting leaves an acid which causes pain and irritation. which is that injected acid? – Methanoic acid
7. Which is the unit raised to protect the naval assets? – Sagar Prahari Bal
8. As per Census 2011, in which state is the female literacy rate highest? – Himachal Pradesh
9. Which State Government of India has instituted the Iqbal Sam man award? – M. P.
10. Which is the largest shareholder (in percentage shareholding) of a nationalized bank? – Govt. of India


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