General Knowledge Question Answers for Railway Exam 2015

Indian History Questions
1. When the first metal tool came into being why was it used for? – Clearing jungles
2. 'The world is God and God is my soul' In which is the philosophy contained? – Upanishads
3. What was the first discourse of Buddha at Deer Park in Sarnath called? – Dharmachakrapravartan
4. Between which was the ancient town of Takshasila located? – Indus and Jhelum
5. To which satvahana king is the Prakrit text 'Gatha Saptasai' is attributed? – Hala
6. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period? – Broach
7. Which part of Delhi where Aibak laid the foundation of the first so called 'Seven cities' of medieval Delhi,? – Mehrauli
8. Who were the two great Mughal rulers who wrote their own memoirs? – Babar and Jahangir
9. Which decisive battle was fought during the Third Carnatic War between the English and the French? – Wandiwash
10. ‘India for the Indians’ was the political message of which social reformer? – Dayanand Saraswati

1. On which planet of the solar system does the sun rise in the west and set in the east? – Venus
2. Which part of the Earth’s surface receives the highest amount of insolation? – Tropical deserts
3. What do the contact of two air masses differing sharply in humidity originate? – Temperate cyclones
4. Which type of rainfall occurs at places having continental type of climate? – Cyclonic
5. One will NOT have to pass through the Suez Canal while going from Bombay to which canal? – Suez
6. Mac Mohan Line demarcates the boundary between which countries? – India and China
7. Nanda Devi peak forms a part of which range? – Kumaon Himalayas
8. Which is the river with highest tidal bore in India? – Hoogli
9. Which Indian States is the largest producer of natural rubber? – Kerala
10. Which does not have a unit of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) ? – Kolkata

Indian Polity 
1. By whom was the Cabinet Mission to India headed? – Lord Pethick Lawrence
2. What is the part of the Constitution that reflects the mind and ideals of the framers? – Preamble
3. Between which a government is federal or unitary on the basis of relations? – Centre and States
4. The Chief Minister of Union Territory where such a set up exists, is appointed by whom? – Lt. Governor
5. The Lok Sabha Secretariat comes under the direct supervision of which ministry? – Ministry of Human Affairs
6. Which writ is issued by the court in’ case of illegal detention of a person? – Habeas Corpus
7. Which One feature is distinguishing the Rajya Sabha from the vidhan Parishad? – Indirect election
8. In which country does State funding of elections take place? – Germany and Austria
9. In which year was Panchayati Raj started in the country? – 1959
10. Which Amendment provided for an authoritative version of the Constitution in Hindi? – 58th

Indian Economy 
1. From which commission does the National Development Council get its administrative support? – Planning Commission
2. By which name was the of Food For Work programme renamed? – National Rural Employment Programme (NREP)
3. What is the highest denomination of currency notes in circulation as legal tender in India at present? – Rs. 1000
4. Word Bull and Big are associated with which branch of commercial activity? – Share Market
5. Stock Exchanges play a role in an economy how may itbe termed? – Useful but need strict regulation
6. In recent years, how have the capital outlays for the defence service? – Increasing steadily
7. Taxation and the government’s expenditure policy are dealt under under which policy? – Fiscal policy
8. From where does Indian Railways earn the maximum revenue? – Freight
9. What is the mean of Ad Valorem? – According to value
10. The ‘Uruguay Round’ negotiations resulted in the establishment of which organization? – WTO

General Science 
1. Which of the following is used as ‘a moderator in nuclear reactor? – Graphite
2. Which vitamin is essential for poor bone and teeth formation? – Vitamin D
3. What are Carbon, diamond and graphite together called? – Allotropes
4. BCG vaccination (Bacillus Calmette Guerine) is injected to get immunity from which disease? – Tuberculosis
5. The hydraulic brakes used in automobiles is a direct application of which law? – Pascal’s law
6. In which processes light energy is converted into chemical energy? – Photosynthesis
7. What is the proportion of red blood corpuscles and white blood corpuscles in human body? – 500 : 1
8. Which is a good conductor of electricity? – Human body
9. Which pair of metals constitutes the lightest metal and the heaviest metal, respectively? – Lithium and osmium
10. In human beings, What is the opening of the stomach into the small Intestine called? – Pylorus

General Knowledge 
1. What is the distance between popping crease and stumps on cricket pitch? – 3½ ft
2. Rajiv Gandhi National Flying Institute is has been established in which State? – Maharashtra
3. Who wrote the book - The Story of the Integration of the Indian States’ ? – V. P. Menon
4. Which are the five permanent members of the UN Security Council? – China, France, Russia, U.K. and U.S.A.
5. Which plant is preferred for mixed cropping in order to enhance the bioavailability of nitrogen? – Gram
6. What is the commonly used unit for measuring the speed of data transmission? – Bits per second
7. In the year 2011, a missile named ‘PRAHAR’, developed by DRDO was test fired. How is this missile? – Snort-range surface to surface missile
8. As per the provisional figures of 2011 Census, which is the second most populous State of India? – Maharashtra
9. Which are the codes consisting of lines of varying widths or lengths that are computer-readable? – A bar code
10. By which is insurance cover for bank deposits in our country provided? – DICGC

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