1. The two encient cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa are now in :
(A) Bangladesh (B) India
(C) Tibet (D) Pakistan
2. "Buddhacharita" was written by :
(A) Kalidasa (B) Vikramaditya
(C) Ashvagosha (D) Banabhatta
3. Saka Era was introduced by :
(A) Kanishka (B) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Ashoka (D) Harsha
4. Which one of the following Mughal Emperors patronised architecture most ?
(A) Humayun (B) Akbar
(C) Shan jahan (D) Jahangir
5. The British formed the East India Company in:
(A) 1600 (B) 1601
(C) 1602 (D) 1603
6. The first railway line in India was started in the year :
(A) 1850 (B) 1853
(C) 1858 (D) 1892
7. The immediate cause of the Revolt of 1857 was :
(A) Low wages paid to soldiers (B) Imperialistic explotion
(C) Use of greased cartridges (D) All of the above
8. The first newspaper which was published in India was :
(A) The Culcutta Gazette (B) The Amrit Bazar Patrika
(C) The Bengal Gazette (D) The Culcutta Chronicle
9. Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal during India's Struggle for Independence advocated:
(A) Co-operation (B) Concillation
(C) Extremism (D) Moderation
10. Kancheepuram was once the capital of :
(A) The Cholas (B) The Pandyas
(C) The Pllavas (D) The Cheras
11. Who among the following women leaders was not the President of Indian National Congress even once?
(A) Annie Besant (B) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
(C) Sarojini Naidu (D) Indira Gandhi
12. Who was the Nawab of Bengal at the time of the Battle of Plassey?
(A) Mir Jaffar (B) Mir Jumla
(C) Mir Qasim (D) Siraj -ud- daula
13. In 1943 Netaji Subash Chandra Bose proclaimed the formation of the provisional Goverment of Independent India ( Azad Hind ) in :
(A) Vienna (B) Tokyo
(C) Rangoon (D) Sigapore
14. Right belief ,Right cognition and Right conduct are the three gems or Triratnas associated with :
(A) Buddhism (B) Jainism
(C) Hinduism (D) Islam
15. The countries comprising the Indian sub - continent are :
(A) India,Pakistan,China,Myanmar and Bangladesh (B) India, Pakistan ,Nepal, Bhutan,and Bangladesh
(C) India, Nepal, China, and Bangladesh (D) None of these
16. The Nilgiris are part of the :
(A) Western Ghats (B) Eastern Ghats
(C) Aravallis (D) Satpura
17. The most useful feature of Himalayan rivers is that :
(A) They are huge in terms of total length (B) They offer perennial source of water supply
(C) They deposit large amount of slit (D) All of the above
18. The richest type of soil is the:
(A) Red soil (B) Alluvial soil
(C) Black soil (D) Laterite soil
19. The Ganges beyond Farakka after entering Bangladesh is known as :
(A) Padma (B) Ganga Sagar
(C) Swaran Ganga (D) Meghna
20. The copper mines in India are located in :
(A) Mayurbhanj (B) Dhanbad
(C) Kolar (D) Khetri
21. The largest river of Peninsular India is :
(A) Mahanadi (B) Kaveri
(C) Godavari (D) Krishna
22. Neyveli Lignite Project is located in :
(A) Andhra pradesh (B) Kerala
(C) Tamil Nadu (D) Karnataka
23. The multipurpose project irrigating maximum area in India is
(A) Damodar Valley (B) Beas
(C) Hirakud (D) Bhakra Nangal
24. Which of the following is known as the Rice Bowl of South India ?
(A) Konkan coastal region (B) Kaveri delta
(C) Kerala (D) Krishna - Godavari delta
25. When the days and nights are equal in both the hemispheres of the earth it is called :
(A) Equinox (B) Perihelion
(C) Aphelion (D) Solstice
26. The temperate grasslands of South America are called :
(A) Pampas (B) Priaries
(C) Downs (D) Steppes
27. The City of Seven hills is:
(A) Chicago (B) Berlin
(C) Rome (D) Vienna
28. " Moorlands " are :
(A) Marine vegetation near Sundarbans (B) The area of marshy lands
(C) The regions where evergreen trees flourish. (D) Areas where twisted shrubs and grasses grow.
29. The structure of the Indian Constitution is :
(A) Unitary (B) Rigid
(C) Flexible (D) Federal in form and Unitary in spirit
30. The difference between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles Is:
(A) Fundamental Rights are justiciable while Directive Principles are not. (B) Fundamental Rights are positive while Directive Principles are negative.
(C) Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles are justciable (D) Directive Principles are given precedence over Fundamental Rights
31. Which one of the following Rights was described by Dr.Ambedkar as the " heart and soul of the Constitutions " ?
(A) Right to Equality (B) Right to Constitutional Remedie
(C) Right to religion (D) Right to Freedom.
32. The President of India can be removed from his office by :
(A) The Prime Minister (B) The Home Minister
(C) The Electorate (D) Impeachment
33. Can the Rajya Sabha be dissolved by the President?
(A) Yes (B) No
(C) Sometimes (D) Not always
34. How many schedules are there in the Indian Constitution?
(A) Six (B) Eight
(C) Nine (D) Twelve
35. The dominant occupation of the Indian is :
(A) Trade (B) Industry
(C) Transport (D) Agriculture
36. In India, the present trend of rapid urbanisation is due to :
(A) Influence of Cinema and electronic media (B) Lack of employment opportunities in rural areas
(C) Break up of joint family system (D) Abolition of Zamindary system
37. Which of the following States accounts for the largest share of Industrial production and capital investment?
(A) Gujarat (B) Maharashtra
(C) Tamil Nadu (D) West Bengal
38. Freon gas is used in :
(A) Air- conditioners (B) Refrigerators
(C) Television (D) Nuclear reactors
39. The prepration of soap involves the process called :
(A) Neautralisation (B) Esterification
(C) Hydrolysis (D) None of these
40. The constituent of blood associated with resistance to disease is :
(A) Haemoglobin (B) RBC
(C) WBC (D) Plasma
41. Dialysis is used in the case of patient suffering from :
(A) Liver trouble (B) Kidney trouble
(C) Cataract (D) jaunduce
42. The method of Radio - carbon dating is used to find the age of :
(A) Fossils (B) Stars
(C) Skeletons (D) Trees
43. Sickle cell anaemia ia s :
(A) Genetic disorder (B) Virus disease
(C) Bacterial disease (D) Disease due to vitamin deficiency
44. The first European to visit China was :
(A) Robert Peary (B) Vasco-da gama
(C) Amundsen (D) Macro Polo
45. What was the title of Oliver Cromwell when he ruled Engalnd?
(A) King (B) Commander - in -Chief
(C) Lord Protector (D) Chancellor
46. India's National Songs was derived from a famous book entitled:
(A) Agni Vina (B) Bhartat Bhatri
(C) Geet Govindam (D) Anand Math
47. Which one of the following is a classical dance ?
(A) Bharatnatyam (B) Kathakali
(C) Odissi (D) All of the above
48. The National game of India is:
(A) Hockey (B) Football
(C) Cricket (D) Basketball
49. The UN body concerned with the welfare of children is :
50. The Aid India Club was formed at the suggestion of :
(A) World Bank (B) UK
(C) USA (D) India
51. The Headquarters of SAARC is located at :
(A) New Delhi (B) Colombo
(C) Kathmanu (D) Singapore
52. The book " A passage to Engalnd " was written by :
(A) E.M. Forster (B) J.K.Galbraith
(C) Mulk Raj Anand (D) Nirad C. Chaudhary
53. Who wrote " Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"?
(A) K.A.Abbas (B) G.B. Shaw
(C) Earnest Hemingway (D) Arthur Conan Doyle
54. Who wrote the book " The Prince " ?
(A) Machiavelli (B) Francis Bacon
(C) H.G.Wells (D) Bertrand Russel
55. Which of the following paris is not correct ?
(A) Gulliver's Travel - Jonathan Swift (B) Kubla -Khan -Coleridge
(C) Ashian Drama - Leo, Tolstoy (D) Lady Chatterle's Lover - D.H. Lawrence
56. Who created the character Sir John Falstaff ?
(A) Willam Shakespere (B) George Bernard Shaw
(C) Charles Dickness (D) Thomas Hardy
57. Who was it that said " Where wealth accumulates, men decay" ?
(A) John Adams (B) Oliver Goldsmith
(C) Mahthma Gandhi (D) Swami Vivekananda
58. The statement " Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely" was made by :
(A) Abraham Lincoln (B) Thomas Jefferson
(C) Lord Acton (D) Sir Winston Churchill
59. Arjuna Award to the sportsman of the year was instituted in, the year :
(A) 1959 (B) 1960
(C) 1961 (D) 1962
60. Dronacharya Awards instituted in 1985 are given to :
(A) Best sports -person of the year (B) Ex-sports persons for their contribution
(C) Coaches who have trained outstanding sports persons or teams making achievements (D) None of these (E) 3
61. What is the distance between the opposite sides of wickets in Cricket ?
(A) 12 yards (B) 22 yards
(C) 20 yards (D) 12 metres
62. Who among the following became the first Asian batsman to have scored more than a hundred first class centuries ?
(A) Sunil Gavaskar (B) Zaheer Abbas
(C) Javed Mianded (D) Mohnider Amarnath
63. Straight Paunch is a term associated with :
(A) Boxing (B) Billards
(C) Chess (D) Golf
64. The first person to sail round the world was:
(A) Caption Cook (B) Ferdinand magellan
(C) David Livinngston (D) Henry Kissing
65. Who among the following is a Nobel Laureate?
(A) Neil Armstrong (B) Joseph Brodsky
(C) Mikhail Gorbachev (D) Louis Pasteur
66. The 1994 Ramon Magsaysay Award was given to
(A) Kiran Bedi (B) Mother Teresa
(C) TN.Seshan (D) P.T.Usha
67. What is " Prithvi" ?
(A) India's main battle tank (B) India's field -gun
(C) India's first nuclear -powered submarine (D) India's surface to surface missile.
68. There is no Atomic Power Station at :
(A) Kalpakkam (B) Narora
(C) Tarapur (D) Trombay
69. The first spacecraft that landed man on the moon was :
(A) Appollo -1 (B) Appollo -11
(C) Lunik - 111 (D) vega - 1
70. Radioactive Disintegreation of Uranium ultimately leads to :
(A) Thorium (B) Polonium
(C) Lead (D) Isotopes
71. Increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes:
(A) Rise in earth temperature (B) Fall in earth temperature
(C) Uniform earth temperature (D) Increase in ultraviolet rays.
72. The World Enviournment Day is celebrated on:
(A) March 5 (B) June 5
(C) Sepember 5 (D) November 5
73. Democracy in India rests on the fact that:
(A) The Constitution is written (B) There are Fundamental Rights.
(C) People have roght to choose and change the Goverment (D) There are Directive Principles of State policy.
74. A body falling freely from a height towards the earth moves with uniform :
(A) Speed (B) Velocity
(C) Acceleration (D) Weight
75. Who was the first recognised leader of opposition in the indian Parliament?
(A) A.K.Gopaln (B) S.A. Dange
(C) Y.B.Chavan (D) S.Chandrasekhar