General Awareness Questions for SSC FCI, Bank Exams

General Awareness general knowledge Objective Paper Questions 
GK Paper for SSC Food Corporation of India, Banks Test

1. Who has taken the highest number of wickets in an ODI game?
(1)M Muralitharan        (2) Chaminda Vass        (3) Glen McGrath    
(4) Wasim Akram        (5) None of these
Ans. (1)

2.Sangam Age is associated with the history of
(1) Benaras         (2) Allahabad    (3) Tamil Nadu     (4) Khajuraho   (5) None of these
Ans. (3)

3. Who, among the following, was not a part of the Mauryan dynasty?
(1)  Ajatasatru    (2) Bindusara    (3) Chandragupta Maurya
(4) None of the above    (5) All of the above
Ans. (1)

4.Normal blood pressure of man is
(1) 80/120 mm Hg        (2) 90/140 mm Hg        (3) 120/160 mm Hg
(4) 85/120mm Hg        (5) None of these
Ans. (1)

5. Who among the following is popularly known as ‘Periyar’?
(1) C.V. Raman Pillai    (2) C.N. Mudaliar        (3) E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker
(4) L. Ramkrishna Pillai    (5) None of these
Ans. (3)

6. Which of the following films won the coveted Golden Bear award for best film in February 2008 at the Berlin Film Festival?
(1) There Will Be Blood        (2) The Reader    (3) Elite Squad
(4) The Mystique            (5) El Baton
Ans. (3)

7. The pigment involved in photosynthetic activity is
(1) Anthocyanin    (2) Fucxanthin     (3) Carotenoid    (4) Chlorophyll     (5) None of these
Ans. (4)

8. Which one of the following is a condition of delayed blood clotting’?
(1) Heaemorrhage        (2) Hematuria     (3) Haemophilia   (4) Anaemia            (5) None of these
Ans. (3)

 9. The mad that negotiates four high passes of the world in the Himalayas is
(1) Darjeeling to Nepal    (2) Shimla to Dalhousie    (3) Manali to Leh
(4) Shimla to Kulu        (5) None of these
Ans. (3)

10. J.B.R.D. is also known as
(1) International Bank    (2) World Bank    (3) Asian Development Bank
(4) Bank of America    (5) None of these
Ans. (2)

11. ‘Operation Flood’ refers to   
(1) Increase in the production of milk    (2) Increase in the production of dairy products    (3) Controlling flood    (4) Increasing the production of agricultural
(5) None of these
Ans. (1)

12. The first multi-purpose project of independent India is
(1) Bhakra-Nangal        (2) Damodar        (3) Hirakud        (4) Nagaijunasagar
(5) None of these
Ans. (2)

13. Sugarcane plants are usually propagated by vegetative means because
(1) they do not produce seeds     (2) it is possible to maintain genetic quality
(3) the incidence of disease may be reduced    (4) the seeds are not viable
(5) None of these
Ans. (1)

14. The United Nations Charter was signed in
(a) Amsterdam     (b) Malta    (c) San Francisco     (d) Tehran
Ans. (c)

15. Which of the following is NOT a specialized agency of UNO?
(a) International Labour Organization    (b) International Monetary Fund
(c) Wor1d Health Organization    (d) World Hockey Organization
Ans. (d)

16. Which one of the following is the essential function of the General Assembly?
(a) To discuss the problems facing the world   
(b) To prepare the whole budget for UNO
(c) To prepare and improve the international laws
(d) All the above
Ans. (d)

17. Where is the headquarters of the World Health Organization?
(a) New York    (b) Rome    (c) London         (d) Geneva
Ans. (d)

18. Which of the following is NOT the member of General Assembly of the UNO?
(a) Burma    (b) Afghanistan    (c) Taiwan     (d) China
Ans. (c)

19. Which of the following countries is non-aligned country?
(a) USA    (b) Russian Federation    (c) France     (d) Yugoslavia
Ans. (d)

20. The non-aligned group of states includes
(a) Zimbabwe    (b) South Africa    (c) Germany         (d) France
Ans. (a)

21. Which of the following is NOT the member of SAARC?
(a) India    (b) Burma    (c) Bhutan         (d) China
Ans. (d)

22. Which of the following elects the judges of the International Court of Justice?
(a) Economic & Social Council    (b) Security Council and General Assembly
(c) Trusteeship Council and General Assembly   (d) Security Council
Ans. (b)

23. Indo-Sri Lanka accord was signed in
(a) 1988     (b) 1989    (c) 1987    (d) 1984
Ans. (c)

24. Which one of the following countries does not have a border with India?
(a) Burma     (b) Bangladesh    (c) Afghanistan     (d) China
Ans. (c)

25. Name the first Indian to be elected as the President of the General Assembly
(a) B.N. Ran        (b) Dr. Nagendra Singh    (c) Ms. Vijyalakshmi Pandit
(d) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Ans. (c)

26. Which one of the following is a military alliance ?
(A) ASEAN        (B) SAARC        (C) NATO    (D) NAFTA
Ans : C

27. World Development Report is an annual publication of
(A) UNICEF        (B) UNDP        (C) WTO    (D) World Bank
Ans : D

28. Which one of the following is correct?    Player: Sport
(A) jeev Milkha Singh :Tennis        (B) Jhulan Goswami :Cricket
(C) Baichung Bhutia:Hockey        (D) Pankaj Advani:Badminton
Ans : B

29. Naina Devi peak forms a part of
(A) Himalayan range located in Sikkim
(B) Himalayan range located in Kumaon region
(C) Himalayan range located in Nepal
(D) Himalayan range located in Jammu & Kashmir
Ans : A

30. Nilgiri, Himgiri and Beas are?
(A) Aircraft Carrier ships        (B) Frigates        (C) Nuclear submarines
(D) Oil tankers of ONGC
Ans : B

31. The age of a tree can be calculated by
(A) Number of branches        (B) Its height        (C) Girth of its trunk
(D) Number of its annual rings
Ans : D

32. Which one of the statements below explains the external economies of scale?
(A) Starting a computer firm in a Techno Park to avail the expertise
(B) Expanding firms employing specialist accountants, lawyers
and managers
(C) A manufacturer spreading the research and development cost over the output
(D) A major supermarket gaining bulk discounts on direct purchase
Ans : C

33. Which one of the following types of unemployment is common in
Indian agriculture?
(A) Frictional    (B) Structural    (C) Disguised    (D) Seasonal
Ans : D

34. A rolling plan refers to a plan which
(A) Does not change its targets every year   
(B) Changes its allocations every year
(C) Changes its allocations and targets every year
(D) Changes only its targets every year
Ans : C

35. An instrument of qualitative credit control in India is?
(A) Open market operations    (B) Credit rationing        (C) Change in reserve ratio    (D) Bank rate policy
Ans : B

36. Laissez-faire is a feature of?
(A) Socialism    (B) Communism    (C) Capitalism    (D) Mixed Economy
Ans : C

37. Which one of the following is not a source of the tax revenue in
Indian States?
(A) Land Revenue        (B) Motor Vehicle Tax    (C) Entertainment Tax
(D) Corporate Tax
Ans : D

38. Which is the biggest enterprise of the Government of India?
(A) Postal and Telegraph    (B) Railways        (C) Banking        (D) FCI
Ans : B

39. In which type of competition does Marginal Revenue Curve
coincide with Average Revenue Curve ?
(A) Monopoly    (B) Imperfect Competition
(C) Perfect Competition        (D) Monopolistic Competition
Ans : C

40. Demonstration effect means?
(A) Effect of advertisement    (B) Imitating effect of consumption
(C) Effect of entertainment    (D) Effect of an experiment
Ans : B

41. Homogeneous product is a feature of?
(A) Imperfect market    (B) Monopoly    (C) Oligopoly    (D) Perfect market
Ans : D

42. Which part of the Indian Constitution declares the Ideals of
Welfare State ?
(A) Fundamental Rights        (B) Fundamental Duties
(C) Preamble            (D) Directive Principles of State Policy
Ans : D

43. Who said, "Parliamentary System provides a daily as well as a
periodic assessment of the Government" ?
(A) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar        (B) Shri B. N. Rao   (C) Shri Iawahar Lal Nehru    (D) Dr.Rajendra Prasad
Ans : A

44. The legal advisor to the State Government is known as?
(A) Advocate-General    (B) Attorney-General    (C) Solicitor-General    (D) State Public Prosecutor
Ans : A

45. The maximum duration of Zero Hour in Lok Sabha is?
(A) 30 minutes    (B) One hour    (C) Two hours    (D) Unspecified
Ans : B

46. Which agency acts as coordinator between Union Government,
Planning Commission and State Governments ?
(A) National Integration Council        (B) Finance Commission
(C) National Development Council    (D) Inter-State Council
Ans : C

47. When will demand become a grant ?
(A) When a demand is proposed
(B) After the discussion on demand is over
(C) After the demand is granted
(D) When the Budget Session is closed
Ans : C

48. What makes the ]udiciary the guardian of the Constitution ?
(A) Independence        (B) Service Conditions   (C) Salary            (D) ]udicial Review
Ans : D

49. What is the name of judicial organ of UNO ?
(A) Supreme Court        (B) Court of International justice
(C) Judicial Forum        (D) international Court of Justice
Ans : D

50. The Election disputes regarding the Election of President and Vice-President can be heard by?
(A) Parliament        (B) Central Election Commission
(C) Supreme Court        (D) Attorney-General of India
Ans : C

51. Balwant Rai Mehta Committee suggested that the structure of Panchayati Raj should consist of?
(A) The village, the block and the district levels
(B) The mandal and the district levels
(C) The village, the district and the State levels
(D) The village, the mandal, the district and the State levels
Ans : A

52. Which of the following has banned ’floor crossing' by the members elected on a party ticket to the legislature ?
(A) 52nd Constitution Amendment    (B) Representation of People Act
(C) National Security Act            (D) Maintenance of Internal Security Act
Ans : A

53. The expression ’Creamy Layer' used in the judgment of the Supreme Court relating to the case regarding reservations refers to?
(A) Those sections of  society which pay Income-tax
(B) Those sections of socially and educationally backward classes of the society that are economically advanced
(C) Those sections of the society that are considered advanced  according to Karpuri Thakur formula
(D) All sections of upper castes of the society
Ans : B

54. When was the Panchtantra written ?
(A) Maurya Period        (B) Kanishka Period   
(C) Gupta Period        (D) Harsha Period
Ans : C

55.Which one among the following is regarded as the 'Magna Carta'
to Indian education ?
(A) Wood's Despatch    (B) Hunter’s Commission   (C) Sadler Commission    (D) Wardha Scheme
Ans : A

56. The heaviest body of our Solar system is?
(A) Sun    (B) Uranus        (C) Jupiter        (D) Saturn
Ans : A

57. From amongst the following  name the famous Indian ornithologist
(A) Dr. Salim Ali         (B) Dr. Gopalasamudram N.Ramachandran
(C) Dr.J.B. S. Haldane    (D) Dr. H, G. Khorana
Ans : A

58. 'The Lost Child' was written by-
(A) Nirad C. Chowdhury        (B) Mulk Raj Anand   (C) Khushwant Singh        (D) Annie Besant
Ans : C

59. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan has dist inguished himself in which of the
following fields ?
(A) Nuclear Physics    (B) Agriculture    (C) Astrophysics    (D) Medicine
Ans : B

60. The Headquarters of UNESCO is at?
(A) Rome    (B) Geneva        (C) Paris    (D) New York
Ans : C

61. Ianuary 15 is celebrated as the
(A) Army Day        (B) Martyr’s Day        (C) Independence Day    (D) Ugadhi
Ans : A

62. Bijapur is known for its
(A) Heavy rainfall        (B) Rock Temple   (C) Gol Gumbaj        (D) Statue of Gomateshwara
Ans : C

63.The Americans are also known as?
(A) Kiwis    (B) Yankees     (C) Tories    (D) None of the above
Ans : B

64. An element which does not react with oxygen is?
(A) Chlorine        (B) Iodine        (C) Helium        (D) Nitrogen
Ans : C

65. During sleep, man’s blood pressure?
(A) Increases    (B) Decreases    (C) Fluctuates    (D) Remains constant
Ans : B


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