SSC MTS Non-Technical General Awareness Solved Questions and Answers

SSC Multi Tasking Staff MTS exam
of the year 2013 held on dated 17 March, 2013 IIIrd sitting. We are giving 50 questions of General Awareness of this exam with answers. All correct answers are given in bold letters. These questions not only develop of your I.Q. but will useful for upcoming government exams also.

1. Which one of the following is not an All India Service?
(A) Indian Foreign Service
(B) Indian Forest Service
(C) Indian Administrative Service (D) Indian Police Service

2. In which session of the Indian National Congress was the "Poorna Swaraj" resolution adopted?
(A) Lucknow Session in 1916 (B) Belgaum Session in 1924
(C) Lahore Session in 1929 (D) Karachi Session in 1931

3. The school of arts developed during the Kushan Period with the mixture of Indian and Greek style is known as–
(A) Kushan art (B) Persian art (C) Gandhara art (D) Mughal art

4. Where was Christopher Columbus from?
(A) Venice (B) Genoa (C) Spain (D) Portugal

5. Name the Commander of the Arab army who conquered the Sindh.
(A) Al Hazzaz (B) Qutbuddin Aibak (C) Allauddin Khllji (D) Muhammad bin Qasim

6. Who was the chairperson of the Chinese Communist Party at the time of liberation of China?
(A) Zhou Enlai (B) Deng Xiaoping (C) Mao Zedong (D) Liu Shaoqi

7. Who was regarded by Gandhiji as his political Guru ?
(A) Lala Lajpat Rat (B) Bipin Chandra Pal (C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

8. Select the High Yielding Varieties of seed-crops developed under Green Revolution in India.
(A) Rice, Wheat, Pulses, Oil seeds and Sugarcane
(B) Maize, Black-gram, Jowar, Coffee and Tea
(C) Rice, Wheat, Jowar, Bajra and Maize
(D) Wheat, Rice, Sugarcane, Pulses and Majze

9. In which year did Amartya Kumar Sen receive the Nobel Prize in Economics ?
(A) 1998 (B) 1995 (C) 2000 (D) 1990

10. The worldwide Great Depression took place in–
(A) 1936 (B) 1929 (C) 1928 (D) 1930

11. India is the largest producer and consumer of–
(A) Paddy (B) Tea (C) Coffee (D) Sugar

12. A camera in the hands of a professional photographer is a ………. good.
(A) Free (B) Intermediary (C) Consumer (D) Capital

13. Which among the following movements was not led by Mahatma Gandhi ?
(A) Quit India Movement (B) Swadeshi Movement
(C) Non-Cooperation Movement (D) Civil Disobedience Movement

14. Constitution of India came into force in–
(A) 1951 (B) 1956 (C) 1950 (D) 1949

15. Cold War refers to–
(A) tension between East and West
(B) ideological rivalry between Capitalist and Communist world
(C) tension between Superpowers
(D) All of the above

16. When a body falls from an aeroplane, there is increase in its–
(A) Kinetic energy (B) Mass (C) Acceleration (D) Potential energy

17. does 'Ozone Layer' absorb ?
(A) Infrared rays (B) Ultraviolet rays (C) X-rays (D) γ-rays

18. In a water lifting electric pump, we convert–
(A) Electrical energy into Potential energy
(B) Kinetic energy into Electrical energy
(C) Kinetic energy into Potential energy
(D) Electrical energy into Kinetic energy

19. The type of mirror used in automobiles to see the traffic on the rear side is–
(A) Concave (B) Plano-Convex (C) Plane (D) Convex

20. In MS-Excel, ………. provide a visual representation of the values in a worksheet.
(A) Charts (B) Formulae (C) Templates (D) Views

21. Speed of processor chip is measured in–
(A) Mbps (B) MHz (C) Bits/second (D) Bytes/second

22. Which command is not used to switch off the computer?
(A) Turn off (B) Log off (C) Shut Down (D) Hibernate

23. Which one out of the following helps in burning?
(A) Oxygen (B) Carbon monoxide (C) Nitrogen (D) Carbon dioxide

24. In organic compounds, nitrogen is estimated by–
(A) Carius method (B) Victor-Meyer's method (C) Liebig's method (D) Dumas' method

25. The busiest rail section in respect to goods transportation is–
(A) Delhi - Kolkata section (B) Kolkata - Chennai section
(C) Delhi - Mumbai section (D) Mumbai - Chennai section

26. The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through–
(A) Myanmar (B) Nepal (C) Bangladesh (D) China

27. The country in East Asia which is most conspicuous for its decreasing population growth since 1981 is–
(A) South Korea (B) Thailand (C) China (D) Japan

28. The Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP) is supposed. to reduce the distance between Chennai and Tuticorin by ………. nautical miles.
(A) 361 (B) 434  (C) 243 (D) 305

29. Cities with population from one to five million are called–
(A) Conurbation (B) Million City (C) Metropolitan (D) Cosmopolitan

30. Master copy of genetic information is–
(A) Nucleus (B) r-RNA (C) m-RNA (D) DNA

31. Contraceptive pills in the market contain–
(A) Inorganic compounds (B) Herbicides (C) Antibiotics (D) Steroid-hotrnones

32. Nematocysts are present in–
(A) Starfish (B) Ascaris (C) Centipede (D) Sea anemone

33. Which of the following micro-organisms is used in milk curdling?
(A) Acetobacter (B) Leuconostoc (C) Bacillus (D) Lactobacillus

34. Which of the following is present in Chlorophyll molecule?
(A) Mn (B) Mg (C) Fe (D) K

35. Who is the author of the hook 'Beyond the Lines : An Autobiography'?
(A) Khushwant Singh (B) General J. J. Singh (C) Kuldip Nayar (D) Ray Bradbury

36. Which of the following Indian States has the largest concentration of Scheduled Tribes population?
(A) Madhya Pradesh (B) Assam (C) Bihar (D) Orissa

37. Sanjukta Parugrahi was famous for the dance–
(A) Bharatnatyam (B) Kathak (C) Manipuri (D) Odissi

38. Which Indian batsman announced his retirement from International Cricket on August 18, 2012?
(A) Virat Kohli (B) Saurav Ganguly (G) Sachin Tendulkar (D) V.V.S. Laxman

39. Which sportsperson announced recently that he will not contest charges of doping against US Anti-Doping Agency??
(A) George Hincapie (B) Bradley Wiggins (C) Carl Lewis (D) Lance Armstrong

40. Who is the winner of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2011) ?
(A) Gagan Narang (B) Saina Nehwal (C) Sachin Tendulkar (D) M. S. Dhoni

41. 'White Revolution' is related to–
(A) Wheat production (B) Milk production (C) Flood control (D) Fish production

42. Who proposed the adage "Survival of the fittest" ?
(A) Darwin (B) William (C) Huxley (D) Lamarck

43. The hottest part of the gas flame is known as–
(A) blue zone (B) non-luminous zone (C) luminous zone (D) dark zone

44. Which, of the following radiations has the least wavelength ?
(A) X-rays (B) α-rays (C) γ-rays (D) β-rays

45. The earth is a–
(A) good reflector of heat (B) non-absorber of heat
(C) good absorber and good radiator of heat (D) bad absorber and bad radiator of heat

46. BCG vaccination is given at the age of–
(A) 2-3 years (B) 10 years (C) Newborn (D) Within 15 days

47. The International Year of Biodiversity was–
(A) 1996 (B) 1999 (C) 2006 (D) 2010

48. Which of the following atmospheric gases constitute green-house gases?
1. Carbon dioxide 2. Nitrogen 3. Nitrous oxide 4. Water vapour
Select the correct answer using the codes given below–
(A) 1, 3 and 4 (B) 1 and 4 (C) 1 and 3 (D) 1, 2 and 4

49. 'Kyoto Protocol', an agreement signed by various countries, is associated with–
(A) Clean Environment and Climate Change
(B) Building common food stock to save human beings from any natural disaster
(C) International Trade
(D) Deep Sea Oil and Mineral Exploration

50. Why was Justice Dalveer Bhandari in the news recently?
(A) He became Director-General of World Trade Organization
(B) He became Secretary-General of SAARC
(C) He became a member of U.N. Human Rights Council
(D) He was elected to the Inter-national Court of Justice

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