General Knowledge Questions for IBPS Clerk Exams

Indian History Questions
1. With which period do we associate the 'microlith' implements? – Mesolithic
2. Which god was not worshipped during the time of Rigvedic Aryans? – Shiva
3. Who was the first king to have the image of Lord Buddha inscribed on his coins? – Kanishka
4. Which was initially the most powerful city state of Indian in the 6th century B. C. ? – Magadh
5. Who were the first to establish trade contacts with the Roman empire? – Tamils
6. In which inscription is the name of the poet Kalidasa mentioned? – Aihole inscription
7. Who was the Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India? – Feroze Shan Tughlaq
8. Defeating by whom Babar laid the foundation of Mughal empire in 1526? – Ibrahim Lodi
9. Who succeeded Siraj-ud-Daulah as Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of Plassey ? – Mir Jafar
10. Theosophist, educationist and Indian’ national leader’. To whom is this description? – Annie Besant

Geography Questions
1. Which is the planet its length of its day and the tilt of its axis are almost identical to those of the earth? – Mars
2. On which date the earth is at the least distance from the sun (Perihelion)? – January 3rd
3. Which type of rainfall that occurs when wind rises up along a hill or mountain barrier? – Orographic
4. Which is the zones of excessively dry climate with very cold temperature throughout the year? – Tundra
5. Which coastline formed by the submergence of mountain ridges running parallel to the coast? – Dalmation coast
6. Which is the State with the largest area under waste land? – Jammu and Kashmir
7. The highest peak of the Himalayas in India is in which state? – Sikkim
8. Which three rivers of the peninsula India have the Amarkantak region as their source? – Son, Mahanadi, Narmada
9. What type of farming is practised in the densely populated regions of the world? – Intensive farming
10. Ankaleshwar and Navagaon are two oil fields in which state? – Gujarat

Indian Polity Questions

1. Who presided over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India? – Sachidananda Sinha
2. When is the Constitution of India designed to work as a unitary government? – In times of Emergency
3. In which part of the Constitution the concept of Welfare State finds elaboration? – Directive Principles
4. On the basis of financial crisis howmany times has emergency been declared by the President of India? – Not even once
5. Who is authorised to decide over a dispute regarding disqualification of a member of Parliament? – President
6. Which amendment curtailed the power of Judicial review of the Supreme Court and the High Courts? – 42th
7. What is the maximum number of elected members in a State Assembly? – 500
8. Which was an associate State of India before becoming a full fledged State? – Sikkim
9. In which schedule is the list of items which may be entrusted to the Panchayats given? – Eleventh Schedule
10. From which constitution did the Amendment procedure lay down in Indian Constitution? – Constitution of Canada

Indian Economy Questions

1. How is the contribution of agriculture to India’s economy? – Decreasing
2. Which type of unemployment mostly found in India? – Disguised
3. When was the decimal system of currency introduced in India? – 1957
4. Of which purpose was Nationalisation of banks done? – Consolidating the economy
5. Which Public Sector bank’ emblem figures a dog and the words ‘faithful, friendly’ in it? – Syndicate Bank
6. Who is the chairman of 13th Finance Commission? – Vijay Kelkar
7. Which sector received the largest Central plan outlay in the last few Central Government annual budgets? – Energy
8. The performance of which industry is considered performance of the core industry? – Oil and Petroleum
9. The headquarters of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Countries) is at? – Algeria
10. Which neighbouring country has objections on Indian Baglihar Hydro-electric Project? – Pakistan

General Science Questions
1. In an atomic nucleus, by which force are neutrons and protons held together? – Exchange forces
2. What is the short upper part of the human intestine next to the stomach? – Duodenum
3. Which alloy used in making heating elements for electric heating devices? – Nichrome
4. Which technique can be used to establish the paternity of a child? – Quantitative analysis of DNA
5. What happens, When water is heated from 0°C to 10°C the volume of water? – First decreases then increases
6. During the fermentation of sugar, which enzyme which converts glucose into ethyl alcohol? – zymase
7.Which sugar is present in considerable amount in the blood? – Glucose
8. DC current can be controlled by which component? – Resistance
9. Which is used as a mordant in dying and tanning industry? – Magnesium sulphate
10. Which is the Indian scientist whose name is associated with the measurement of growth in plants? – J.C. Bose

General Knowledge Questions
1. Which is the first Indian woman to reach Olympic finals in individual track events? – P. T. Usha
2. With which one of the following is BRIT (Government of India) engaged? – Isotope Technology
3. Who is the author of the book ‘My Country, My Life’ ? – L.K. Advani
4. Which Indian became the President of International Court of Justice? – Dr. Nagendra Singh
5. Next to Hindi, which is the language spoken by the largest number of people in the Indian sub-continent? – Bengali
6. Rainwater collected after 30 to 40 minutes of raining is not suitable for drinking why? – Because it is acidic
7. SIMBEX is an annual joint maritime bilateral exercise conducted between which countreis? – India and Singapore
8. According to the Census 2011, which Union Territory has the least population? – Lakshadweep
9. Who among the following had got the Bharat Ratna Award before becoming the President of India? – Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
10. What type of loan is granted by banks for purchase of white goods? – Consumer durables loan

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