General Knowledge Notes for SSC CGL Exam Free Download

Indian History Notes
1. In which nomad man started settling? – Neolithic Age
2. What was the name of the learned lady who is said to have debated with the famous law-giver Yajnavalkya? – Gargi
3. In which religion extreme form of Ahimsa or non-violence is practised? – Jainism
4. Which ruler was known as Amitraghata, the 'destroyer of foes' ? – Bindusara
5. Which were the contemporaries of Kanishka ? – Nagarjuna, Asvaqhosha, Vasumitra
6. which literary figure of the Gupta Age is given the title of 'Indian Shakespeare' ? – Kalidasa
7. Which region of northern India was not included in the empire of Ala-ud-din Khalji ? – Kashmir
8. From which ruler did Humayun received the Kohinoor diamond? – The ruler of Gwalior
9. Which was the most significant battle in the establishment of British supremacy in India? – Buxar
10. In which year was Vande Mataram first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress? – 1896

Geography Notes
1. To a space traveller on moon, how does the lunar sky during day time appear? – Black
2. Which is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the earth’s crust? – Oxygen
3. Which wind in the northern hemisphere, the wind blowing from the Horse latitudes to the Doldrums? – Trade wind
4. What is the cause of Exposure of rock to the changes of temperature? – Mechanical weathering
5. Which current is produced by upwelling of water off the coast of Chile and Peru? – Humboldt Current
6. West Bengal shares boundaries with how many foreign countries? – Three
7. In which State is the Guru Shikhar Peak located? – Rajasthan
8. Soil can best be conserved on the hills by which of the cultivating methods? – Contour ploughing
9. Which State has the largest number of sugar mills? – Uttar Pradesh
10. Which State of India is the largest producer of lignite coal? – Tamil Nadu

Indian Polity Notes

1. How did Constituent Assembly arrived at decisions on the various provisions of the Constitution? – By consensus
2. why is India a democratic republic? – Because the Head of the State is elected by the people
3. Which right conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to non-citizens? – Freedom to speech
4. Which of appointment is not made by the President of India? – Speaker of the Lok Sabha
5. Which State sends the maximum number of members to the Rajya Sabha? – Uttar Pradesh
6. What is the age of retirement of the Judges of the High Court? – 62 years
7. Whose prior consent can the Money Bills be introduced in the State Legislature? – Governor
8. In which year did the Congress loose its monopoly of power in the States for the first time after the elections? – 1967
9. A person to be qualified for standing in a panchayat election what age must have he attained? – 21 years
10. Who was made the Home Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru formed the Interim Government in 1946 ? – Sardar Patel

Indian Economy Notes

1. Who is the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission? – He holds the rank of a cabinet minister
2. What is the main objective of Antyodaya programme? – Uplift the poor
3. Which Mahatma Gandhi series of currency notes issued by the RBI has “ecology” depicted on it ? – Rs. 100
4. From where does the National Stock Exchange functions? – Mumbai
5. In which terms is the Rate of growth of an economy measured? – National income
6. Among Indian Economists who had done pioneering work on National Income ? – V. K. R. V. Rao
7. What does Net factor income from abroad added to GDP give? – GNP
8. With whose assistance was Bokaro Steel Limited established? – Soviet Union
9. Which State produces maximum pulses in the country? – Madhya Pradesh
10. What does S and P 500 relate to? – An index of stocks of large companies

General Science Notes
1. Which polymer is widely used for making bullet proof material? – Polyethylene
2. Which combination of foods providing protein quality nearest to that of meat? – Sprouted gram and groundnuts
3. Which element that does not occur in nature but can be produced artificially? – Plutonium
4. Which element is essentials for the transmission of impulses in the nerve fibre? – Calcium
5. A car is running on a road at a uniform speed of 60 km/hr. What is the net resultant force on the car? – Equal to zero
6. Which is used as a material for making protective windows in space probes? – Diamond
7. In the case of a ‘test-tube baby’ where does fertilisation take place? – Outside the mother’s body
8. Through which material does sound travel slowest? – Wood
9. What is the composition of Nitrolim-a chemical fertilizer? – Calcium carbide and nitrogen
10. In Which kind of organisms is the phenomenon found wherein the female kills the male after copulation? – Spider

General Knowledge Notes
1. Where is the headquarters of International Olympic Committee? – At Lausanne (Switzerland)
2. Who is the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ? – Prime Minister of India
3. Who is associated with the development of India’s Atomic Bomb? – Raja Ramanna
4. Which leaders took major initiative in the formation of the League of Nations? – Franklin Roosevelt
5. Who used the phrase ‘Un-British’ to criticize the English colonial control of India? – Dadabhai Naoroji
6. Where were the war criminals of the II World War put to trial? – Peitersburg
7. Which Indian missile is capable of carrying nuclear weapons? – Prithvi
8. Which State of India has the lowest density of population? – Arunachal Pradesh
9. What is the smallest unit of information a that computer can understand and process? – Bit
10. What does the letter ‘L’ stands for in the term LAF commonly used in financial/economic news? – Liquidity

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