General Knowledge Questions for LIC AAO Exam 2016

Indian History Questions
1. What was the greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic Age? – Fire
2. How were the ritualistic precepts attached to the hymns of the Vedas known? – Brahmanas
3. who was the first foreigner to invade India? – Darius I
4. Before ascending the Maurya throne, How was Ashoka served? – As a Viceroy of Taxila
5. Which city was regarded as the best producer of silk? – Varanasi
6. By whom was the largest grant of villages to temples and brahmanas given? – The Guptas
7. From where is the term ‘sufi’ derived? – From a type of garment
8. By whom was the Sarak-i-Azam which ran from the Indus to Sonargaon (in Bangladesh) built? – Sher Shah
9. In which year did the Peshwa became the official head of Maratha administration? – 1748 A.D.
10. In 1889 a British Committee of the Indian National Congress was started. Who was its Chairman? – W. Wedderburn

Geography Questions
1. What is the period of one revolution of sun around the centre of galaxy called? – Cosmic year
2. The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the which place? – Equator
3. Where are a large number of species are found within a small unit of area? – Wet evergreen equatorial forests
4. Which is not an agent which produces physical features? – Conduction
5. Which country is commonly known as ‘The Land of Golden Fleece’? – Australia
6. What is the name of the group of languages spoken by the largest number of people in India? – Indo-Aryan
7. By which name does the Brahmaputra enter into India? – Dihang
8. In which season is the frequency of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal maximum? – After summer
9. Which crop requires continuous semiaquatic condition for cultivation? – Rice
10. Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Project is on which river? – Sharavati

Indian Polity Questions

1. By whom was the idea of the Constitution of India first of all given? – M. N. Roy
2. The source of India’s sovereignty lies in which thing? – Preamble to the Constitution
3. Which Article of Indian Constitution prescribes Hindi in Devanagari script as the official language of the Union? – 343
4. Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India? – Either House of Parliament
5. To which Bill the President must accord his sanction without sending it back for fresh consideration? – Finance Bills
6. A Judge of a High Court wanting to resign addresses his letter of resignation to whom? – The President
7. Under the Constitution, the residuary powers vest with which government? – Union Government
8. The powers of the Election Commission are given in which Article of the Constitution? – 324
9. Who is to conduct the elections to the Panchayats and Municipalities? – State Election Commission
10. What is the document published by the government to apprise the public on any issue? – White Paper

Indian Economy Questions

1. In India, in which banking is the Public Sector is most dominant? – Commercial banking
2. What is the aim of Operation Blackboard? – Promoting adult literacy
3. Rupee was devalued by what percent in July 1991? – 20 Percent
4. Which is the oldest Development Financial Institution of India? – IFCI
5. Which is the best measure of economic growth of a country ? – GNP
6. In the short run, a producer,’ how long continues his production? – Fixed cost
7. What is the measure of a worker’s real wage? – The purchasing power of his earnings
8. How is the difference between visible exports and visible imports defined? – Balance of trade
9. What percentage of country’s demand for natural rubber is met by in indigenous production? – 97%
10. Basel II relates to which? – International standards for measuring the adequacy of a bank’s capital

General Science Questions
1. Who is the recepient of Nobel Prize for the development of Wireless Telegraphy? – Marconi
2. Which form an irreversible complex With haemoglobin of blood? – Carbon monoxide
3. Which is the variety of coal in which the deposit contains recognisable traces of the original plant material? – Peat
4. A person who lives exclusively on milk, egg and bread is likey to become a victim of which desease? – Scurvy
5. The pH of water at 25°C is 7. When it is heated to 100°C, then what will be the pH of water? – Remains same
6. Non-stick cooking utensils are coated with which metal? – Teflon
7. Which is the scientist who explained about blood circulation for the first time? – William Harvey
8. A man with a dark skin, in comparison with a man with a white skin, What will experience? – Less heat and less cold
9. Which polymeric material is used for making bullet proof jacket? – KEVLAR
10. Between which set of blood groups, is the blood transfusion possible? – A and AB (A donor)

General Knowledge Questions
1. The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930. Which country hosted the games? – Canada
2. The Indian research station Himadri is located at which place? – Antarctica
3. Who was the first Indian to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of London? – Srinivas Ramanujan
4. The headquarters of the International Red Cross is situated in which city? – Geneva
5. What is the name given to an almost circular coral reef inside which there is a lagoon? – Atoll
6. How many States of the U.S.A. are not attached to its mainland? – Two
7. With reference to Indian defence what is, the ‘Lakshya’? – A pilotless training aircraft
8. Who got the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award, before becoming the President of India? – Dr. Zakir Hussain
9. What is a partially completed workbook that contains formulas and formatting, but no data? – Template
10. Which reserves can act as a liquidity buffer for commercial banks during crisis times? – SLR


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