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Indian History
1. With which period do we associate the 'megaliths' ? – Neolithic
2. Which was the chief feature of Rig Vedic religion? – Performance of sacrifices
3. Who presided over the first Buddhist Council held at Rajgriha ? – Maha Kassapa
4. Which ancient Mahajanapadas was located on the bank of Yamuna ? – Vatsa
5. By which inscription is the earliest example of a land grant is provided? – The Satavahanas
6. Which Gupta ruler was equally great in the art of peace, wars and personal accomplishment? – Chandragupta-II
7. Which Sultan of Delhi had accepted the Suzerainty of the Timurid ruler Mirza Shah Rukh ? – Khizr Khan Sayyid
8. In which year Akbar assumed actual control over the administration of his empire? – 1560
9. Which European were the last to come- to pre-independence India as traders? – French
10. Uplift of the backward classes was the main programme of which famay? – Satyashodhak Samaj

1. Which planet takes the same number of days for rotation and revolution? – Venus
2. On which date the earth is at the largest distance from the sun (Apehelion)? – July 4th
3. Which type of rainfall leads to the formation of the windward and the leeward side? – Orographic
4. Trees with hardwood and dense canopy are generally found in which forests? – Evergreen forests
5. The direction of ocean currents is reversed with season in which ocean? – In the Indian Ocean
6. In which is the largest population of Scheduled Tribes? – Madhya Pradesh
7. Where exactly is Aksai Chin? – The north-east corner of Jammu and Kashmir
8. Which rivers pass through Himachal Pradesh? – Beas, Chenab, Ravi, Satluj and Yamuna
9. Which region experiences three cropping season for rice in India (Rice Bowl of India) ? – Brahmaputra valley
10. In the realm of coal production in the world, what is the rank of India? – Fourth

Indian Polity

1. Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution? – B. R. Ambedkar
2. From which of the country, Constitution of India has adopted fundamental duties? – Erstwhile USSR
3. What is the total number of Fundamental Duties mentioned in the Constitution? – 11
4. Anglo-Indian representatives in the Lok Sabha are nominated in terms of which Article? – 331
5. The Lok Sabha is called in session for at least how many times in a year’? – Thrice
6. For the enforcement of Fundamental Rights, what can the Supreme Court do? – It may issue a writ
7. The members of the State Legislative Assembly are elected for what period? – 5 years
8. Where is In the Constitution of India, the word ‘Federal’ used? – Nowhere
9. By which committee were Mandai Panchayats recommended? – Ashok Mehta Committee
10. By which amendment has the National Capital Territory of Delhi been constituted? – 69th Amendment

Indian Economy

1. For internal financing of Five Year Plans, the government depends on which source? – Taxation only
2. What is cyclical unemployment? – Unemployment during recessionary phase of a trade cycle
3. Which bank prints currency notes of the denomination of Rs. 100? – The Bank Note Press, Dewas
4. What is the acronym SRO, being used in the capital market for various market participants? – Self Regulatory Organisations
5. The National Housing Bank was set up in India as a wholly-owned subsidiary of which bank? – Reserve Bank of India
6. In which year was Railway Budget in India separated from general budget? – 1924-25
7. What is the most appropriate measure of a country’s economic growth? – Per capita real income
8. Which agency has the power to declare any industrial unit as a potentially sick unit? – BIFR
9. PIIGS is the group of nations falling under which zone? – Euro zone
10. Which day is celebrated as ‘National Consumer Right Day? – 24th December

General Science
1. The wavelength of X-rays is of the order of howmany angstrom? – 1 Angstrom
2. In human body, into which does the pancreas secretes its enzymes? – Duodenum
3. The filament of an electric bulb is made of which metal? – Tungsten
4. By which fission does Leishmania, the causative agent of kala-azar, multiply asexually? – By binary fission
5. With which instrument can a sailor in a submarine see the objects on the surface of sea? – Periscope
6. Dialysis is used for people with defective kidneys. What does It involves? – The process of osmosis
7. By which can Foetus development in woman’s womb be ascertained? – By Ultrasound
8. Which radiation carries maximum energy? – Gamma-rays
9. Mixture of which pair of gases is the cause of occurrence of most of the explosions in mines? – Methane and air
10. By which doctor was the first successful heart transplant in India performed? – Dr. Venugopal

General Knowledge
1. Tejaswini Sawant is the first Indian woman to be crowned World Champion in which sports? – Shooting
2. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute is located at which city? – Nagpur
3. Who is the author of the book ‘Glimpses of World History’ ? – Jawaharlal Nehru
4. On which date the United Nations Organisation came into existence? – Oct. 24, 1945
5. ‘Kandla’ situated on the Gulf of Kachchh is well known for which purpose? – Export processing zone
6. What is the ultimate cause of water movement in a plant stem against gravity? – Osmosis
7. Which is nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile? – Sagarika
8. As per census 2011, which State recorded the lowest growth rate of population during 2001 to 2011 ? – Tamil Nadu
9. In which country is the committee which selects winners for Nobel peace ‘prize located? – Norway
10. Which loan constitutes the largest percentage of Retail loans in India? – Home loans

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