SSC SI-DP, CAPFs & CISF Exam General Knowledge Solved Paper

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Sub-Inspectors in DP, CAPFs and CISF 2012

General Knowledge Solved Paper

1. Demand for labour is–
(A) Composite demand (B) Competitive demand
(C) Derived demand (D) Joint demand
Ans : (C)

2. In India, National Income estimates are prepared by–
(A) National Development Council (B) Central Statistical Organisation
(C) National Sample Survey Organisation (D) Planning Commission
Ans : (B)

3. Who among the following were members of the Swaraj Party ?
1. Motilal Nehru 2. Sardar Patel 3. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(A) 2 and 3 (B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 2 (D) 1 only
Ans : (D)

4. Employment in Agriculture comes under–
(A) Services Sector (B) Semi-organised Sector
(C) Organised Sector (D) Unorganised Sector
Ans : (D)

5. Which of the following methods is effective in controlling Balance of Payments (BoP)?
(A) Abolition of Export Duties (B) Tourism Development
(C) Devaluation (D) Foreign Direct Investment
Ans : (C)

6. Provisions relating to Panchayati Raj can be found in which Schedule of the Indian Constitution ?
(A) 10 (B) 11
(C) 7 (D) 9
Ans : (B)

7. The first battle of Panipat took place in the year–
(A) 1527 A.D. (B) 1528 A.D.
(C) 1525 A.D. (D) 1526 A.D.
Ans : (D)

8. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha ?
(A) Leader of Opposition (B) Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
(C) President (D) Vice-President
Ans : (D)

9. According to the Constitution, which Fund will be under the control of the President of India?
(A) Contingency Fund of India (B) Public Provident Fund
(C) Consolidated Fund of India (D) State’s Consolidated Fund of India
Ans : (A)

10. Who is chosen by the members of Rajya Sabha ?
(A) President (B) Vice-President
(C) Chairperson (D) Deputy Chairman
Ans : (D)

11. Arrange the following in order, starting from the earliest–
1. Rowlatt Act 2. Regulating Act
3. Wood’s Despatch 4. Simon Commission
(A) 4, 3, 2, 1 (B) 2, 3, 1, 4
(C) 1, 3, 4, 2 (D) 2, 1, 3, 4
Ans : (B)

12. The boundary line between India and China is called–
(A) McMahon Line (B) Red Line
(C) Radcliffe Line (D) Durand Line
Ans : (A)

13. 95% of world’s diamond reserves are found in–
(A) Ghana (B) Kimberley
(C) Johannesburg (D) Zambia
Ans : (B)

14. The most dangerous consequence of excessive deforestation is–
(A) destruction of wild animal habitats (B) soil erosion
(C) loss of forest wealth (D) loss of many valuable plants
Ans : (B)

15. “Green house effect” means–
(A) Trapping of solar energy due to atmospheric carbon dioxide
(B) Prevention of ultra-violet radiations by ozone layer
(C) Pollution in houses in tropical region
(D) None of these
Ans : (A)

16. The most stable eco-system is–
(A) Desert (B) Ocean
(C) Forest (D) Mountain
Ans : (B)

17. An ideal example of sustainable resource is–
(A) Afforestation (B) Farming
(C) Reforestation (D) Agroforestation
Ans : (D)

18. What is the recent source of pollution of underground water?
(A) Thermal Power Stations (B) Biogas Plants
(C) Sewage (D) Landfills
Ans : (D)

19. The Indian Prime Minister who died in Tashkent was–
(A) Lal Bahadur Shastri (B) P. V. Narasirnha Rao
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) Indira Gandhi
Ans : (A)

20. What was the name of the Samaj founded by Raja Rammohan Roy ?
(A) Brahmo Samaj (B) Satya Samaj
(C) Prarthana Samaj (D) Arya Samaj
Ans : (A)

21. The man who led the Mutiny in Bihar was–
(A) Ranjit Singh (B) Pratap Singh
(C) Amar Singh (D) Kunwar Singh
Ans : (D)

22. During whose reign did Hiuen Tsang visit Kanchipuram (the capital of Pallavas) ?
(A) Mahendra Varma II (B) Narasimha Varman I
(C) Mahendra Varma (D) Rajasimha
Ans : (B)

23. The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea with the–
(A) Caspian Sea (B) Persian Gulf
(C) Red Sea (D) Black Sea
Ans : (C)

24. Which one of the following is not a correct match ?
(A) Haldia – West Bengal
(B) Kandla – Gujarat
(C) Marmagao – Goa
(D) Paradeep – Assam
Ans : (D)

25. Doddabetta Peak is located in the–
(A) Anaimalai (B) Mahendragiri
(C) Nilgiris (D) Shevaroys
Ans : (C)

26. ‘Genes’ are made up of–
(A) Only RNA (B) Only DNA
(C) DNA, RNA and Protein (D) DNA and RNA
Ans : (B)

27. The Lotus plants have no root hairs because–
(A) the conducting tissue is not well-developed in roots. (B) it can store water in the stem.
(C) the roots are adventitious. (D) it need not absorb water by roots.
Ans : (D)

28. The organism living at the bottom of water mass is called–
(A) Benthos (B) Plankton
(C) Nekton (D) Neuston
Ans : (A)

29. Light energy is converted to chemical energy during the process of–
(A) photosynthesis. (B) fat metabolism.
(C) transpiration. (D) respiration.
Ans : (A)

30. Each chromosome in the nucleus of a cell consists of–
(A) two chromatids only. (B) two centromeres only.
(C) two centromeres attached to a chromatid. (D) two chromatids attached to a centromere.
Ans : (D)

31. White blood cells are produced in the–
(A) Tongue (B) Thyroid gland and suprarenal gland
(C) Bone marrow and lymph glands (D) Ductless glands
Ans : (C)

32. Find the odd one–
(A) Limestone (B) Slaked iron
(C) Marble (D) Chalk
Ans : (B)

33. A basic instruction that can be interpreted by computer generally has–
(A) an operation and an address (B) an instruction register and an address
(C) a decoder and an accumulator (D) None of the above
Ans : (A)

34. Software needs to be protected against–
(A) fire, flood, lightning and rock slides (B) unauthorised access
(C) worms and viruses (D) Both (B) and (C)
Ans : (D)

35. Alta Vista is a/an–
(A) browser (B) search engine
(C) application (D) software
Ans : (B)

36. Cold air blows from sea towards land during day particularly in the afternoon because of–
(A) expansion of air of land causing the air to rise up.
(B) lower specific heat and greater absorbing power causes land to be hotter than sea causing convection current in air.
(C) lower specific heat of land compared with water.
(D) greater absorbing power of land compared with water.
Ans : (B)

37. The material used for safety from nuclear radiation is–
(A) Gold (B) Lead
(C) Copper (D) Platinum
Ans : (B)

38. The filament of the electric bulb is generally made of tungsten because–
(A) its melting paint is low. (B) its temperature coefficient of resistance is high.
(C) its resistivity is low. (D) its melting point is high.
Ans : (D)

39. The apex organisation for marketing cooperative societies at national level is–
Ans : (D)

40. ‘God helps those who help themselves’. Who said these words?
(A) Algernon Sidney (B) Nelson Mandela
(C) Swami Vivekanand (D) Andre Maurois
Ans : (A)

41. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in–
(A) 1976 (B) 1979
(C) 1969 (D) 1971
Ans : (B)

42. As per 2011 Census results, the density of population in India is–
(A) 362 (B) 382
(C) 325 (D) 345
Ans : (B)

43. India’s Space Rocket Launching Centre is in–
(A) Sriharikota (B) Port Blair
(C) Wheeler Island (D) Hassan
Ans : (A)

44. Who has been sworn in as the Union Railway Minister after the resignation of Dinesh Trivedi ?
(A) Muket Rai (B) Prasano Dev Barua
(C) Mukul Roy (D) Harihar Banerji
Ans : (C)

45. The natural gas is–
(A) Hydrogen sulphide (B) Methane
(C) Nitrogen dioxide (D) Sulphur trioxide
Ans : (B)

46. Desalination of sea water is done by–
(A) reverse osmosis (B) fractional distillation
(C) diffusion (D) osmosis
Ans : (A)

47. The man-made structure on Earth visible from space is–
(A) Great Wall of China (B) Giza’s Pyramid
(C) Golden Gate Bridge (D) Eiffel Tower
Ans : (A)

48. Which one of the following actors was awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award at the 59th National Film Festival?
(A) Soumitra Chatterjee (B) Ketan Mehta
(C) Shekhar Kapoor (D) Mahesh Bhatt
Ans : (A)

49. Which is the only host team to win the ICC (50 over) Cricket World Cup?
(A) South Africa (B) India
(C) Australia (D) West Indies
Ans : (B)

50. The objective of Sangam Yojna is–
(A) to make Ganga water pollution free.
(B) to make Sangam region of Allahabad more attractive for tourists.
(C) to unite various group of Hindus.
(D) to ensure welfare of handicapped.
Ans : (D)

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