Frequently Asked GK Questions in Competitive Exams 2016

Indian History GK Questions
1. What was the main occupation of the people of the Indus Valley civilization? – Agriculture
2. In which book has Buddha been described as an ocean of wisdom and compassion? – Amarakosa
3. Which transferred his capital from Patliputra to Vaishali ? – Shishunaga
4. By whom was the Mauryan dynasty was overthrown? – Pushyamitra Sunga
5. When was the The Mathura school of art fluorished? – During the reign of Kanishka
6. which Sultan of Delhi has been described by the historians as the 'mixture of opposites' ? – Muhammad Tughluq
7. By whom are the oldest compositions in Punjabi devotional compositions? – Baba Farid
8. Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was emulated by the British? – Sher Shah
9. By whom was Island of Bombay was given to the English Prince Charles II as dowry? – Portuguese
10. During which movement was ‘Mahatma’ added before Gandhiji’s name? – Champaran satyagraha

Geography GK Questions
1. From where do the strongest evidence that comets are members of our solar system come? – Their composition
2. In USA, which region receives heavy rainfall throughout the year under the influence of Westerlies? – North-western
3. Which type of climate is known for the maximum diurnal range of temperature? – Hot desert
4. Which proper order of seismic waves as they are received at seismograph station? – P-wave, S-wave, L-wave
5. What is the country through which both Equator and Tropic of Capricorn pass? – Brazil
6. The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which mountains? – Fold mountains
7. From which states does the River Godavari flows through? – Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh
8. Forest policy of govt. aims to bring what percentage of total area, under forest? – 33%
9. Where is pearl fishing well developed in India? – Off the coast at Rameshwaram
10. The ‘Grand Trunk Road’ connects which cities? – Kolkata and Amritsar

Indian Polity GK Questions

1. When did Mr. Attlee, Prime Minister of England, announce tile transfer of power to the Indians? – June, 1948
2. What is the minimum permissible age for employment in any factory or mine? – 14 years
3. Under which article the provision for Contingency Fund of India as well as for each State has been made? – Article 267
4. When the Vice-President officiates as President, whose salary does he draw? – President
5. By whom is the Annual Financial Statement caused to be laid before both Houses of Parliament? – President
6. Ministers in a State get salaries, by whom is it as determined? – State Legislature
7. In respect of which states has Union Parliament power to legislate on the subjects of all three lists? – Union Territories
8. To whom does UPSC submit its annual report on its work? – The Union Home Minister
9. What is the intermediate tier of the Panchayati Raj System called? – Panchayat Samiti
10. The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of which Department/Ministry? – Culture

Indian Economy GK Questions

1. In which of the Five Year Plans, preference was given to the weaker sections of the society? – Fifth
2. As per latest data in urban areas women employment is highest in which industry areas? – Retail Trade
3. In India, which first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881? – Oudh Commercial Bank
4. In which year, some more commercial banks in addition to the first lot of 141 were nationalised in India? – 1980
5. Which are referred to as the developed economies? – Countries having large per capita income
6. If saving exceeds investment, how will the national income? – Remain constant
7. What is meant by ‘Underwriting’, the term frequently used in financial sector? – Under valuation of the assets.
8. Which authority sanctions foreign exchange for the import of goods? – Reserve Bank of India
9. What is the ideal average NPK ratio aggregated for the country as a whole? – 4 : 2 : 1
10. In India, which is regulated by the forward Markets Commission? – Commodities Futures Trading

General Science GK Questions
1. What does Every object at a temperature above absolute zero? – Radiates energy
2. Which ceil organelles function as the power house of a living cell ? – Mitochondria
3. By which can the location and energy of an electron in an atom be specified? – Quantum numbers
4. By which Transfer of genetic information from one generation to the other is accomplished? – By transfer RNA
5. When milk is churned, how does the cream separate from it? – Due to the centrifugal force
6. Chlorophyll is a naturally occuring chelate compound in, what is the which the central metal in this? – Magnesium
7. Which of the following will provide maximum roughage to our diet, if taken in equal mass? – Cabbage
8. A metal plate with a circular hole at the centre is heated. What will happen to the area of the hole? – Decrease
9. Which polymer is used for making bulletproof material? – Polyethylene
10. Which part of the pitcher plant becomes modified’ into a pitcher? – Leaf

Useful General Knowledge Questions
1. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century against which’ country ? – Bangladesh
2. What is the title of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s autobiography? – Wings of Fire
3. Which personality is credited with starting ‘Vana Mahotsava’ in 1950 ? – K. M. Munshi
4. Where are the headquarters of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) located? – Jeddah
5. Foot-and-Mouth disease in animals, a current epidemic in some parts of the world, By which is this caused ? – bacterium
6. Ogaden region has been a source of conflict between which countries? – Ethiopia and Somalia
7. From which country did India buy the Barak anti-missile defence systems? – Israel
8. ‘Meghanath Saha’ award is given for outstanding contribution in which field? – Science
9. In Excel, Which is a prerecorded formula that provides a shortcut for complex calculations? – Function
10. Which will setup sore banking infrastructure for rural banks? – NABARD


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