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1. Firms under perfectly competitive markets generally are
(A) Price makers    (B) Price givers    (C) Price takers    (D) Price fixers

2. Select the odd one in the following
(A) Petroleum    (B) Coal    (C) Fuel wood    (D) Electricity
Ans: D

3. National Income is
(A) Net National Product - Indirect Taxes + Subsidies
(B) Gross National Product - Direct Taxes
(C) Gross Domestic Product - Imports
(D) Net Domestic Product + Exports

4. Which statement is true?
(A) Money is a good servant
(B) Money is a good servant but a bad master
(C) Money is a good master but a bad servant
(D) Money is a good master and a good servant
Ans: B

5. India has adopted _______ as its economic system to bring about a socialistic pattern of society.
(A) Socialism    (B) Mixed Economy    (C) Capitalism    (D) Political Economy
Ans: B

6. Local governments are the basis of
(A) Aristocracy    (B) Secularism    (C) Democracy    (D) Reservation

7. The final interpreter of the Indian Constitution is
(A) Central Cabinet
(B) President
(C) High Court
(D) Supreme Court
Ans: D
8. One of the following laws favours women's interests
(A) Equal Remuneration Act
(B) Protection of Civil Rights Act
(C) Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act
(D) None of the above

9. One of the following was once an associate State of the Union of India and later became a full fledged State
(A) Jharkhand
(B) Chhattisgarh
(C) Arunachal Pradesh
(D) Sikkim
Ans: D

10. President of India can be impeached by
(A) Specially constituted Tribunal
(B) Supreme Court
(C) Central Cabinet
(D) Parliament
Ans: D

11. Who among the following was the leader of Cabinet Mission ?
(A) Stafford Cripps
(B) Linlithgow
(C) A.V. Alexander
(D) Sir Pethick Lawrence

12. In which one of the following battles did Nadir Shah defeat the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah?
(A) Delhi
(C) Panipat
(B) Karnal
(D) Kanpur
Ans: B

13. Mahabashya was written by
(A) Gargi
(B) Manu
(C) Bana
(D) Patanjali
Ans: D

14. The song 'Jana-Gana-Mana' composed by Rabindra Nath Tagore was first published in January 1912 under the title of
(A) Rashtra Jagrati
(B) Tatva Bodhini
(C) Bharat Vidhata
(D) None of the above
Ans: C

15. Sher Shah died while fighting in
(A) Chausa
(B) Kalinga
(C) Kalinjar
(D) None of these
Ans: C

16. Biosphere reserves are meant to
(A) Preserve wild land flora and fauna
(B) Experiment and develop forest products
(C) Experiment and develop agriculture products
(D) All the above

17. Days and nights are caused because of
(A) shape of Earth's orbit
(B) revolution movement
(C) rotational movement
(D) None of the above
Ans: C

18. Chennai gets less rain than other places from the South-West monsoons because
(A) The monsoon runs parallel to Coromandel coast
(B) Chennai is too hot to allow moisture to condense
(C) They are off-shore winds
(D) All the above

19. The climate of India is
(A) Equatorial
(B) Monsoonal
(C) Mediterranean
(D) Continental
Ans: B

20. Laterite soils are found in
(A) heavy rainfall region
(B) desert region
(C) tropical region
(D) tropical region with wet and dry climate

21. Photosynthesis takes place in
(A) Roots of the plants
(B) Green parts of the plants
(C) Stems of the plants
(D) All parts of the plant
Ans: B

22. Universal Blood Donor is
(A) A group
(B) B group
(C) AB group
(D) O group
Ans: D

23. Alcoholic fermentation is brought by
(A) Mushrooms
(B) Amoeba
(C) Virus
(D) Yeast
Ans: D

24. Birds and bats are good fliers. The bat differs from bird in having
(A) Four chambered heart
(B) Diaphragm
(C) Wings
(D) Small brain
Ans: C

25. 'Tube within a tube' type of body plan found in
(A) Sea anemone
(B) Leech
(C) Amoeba
(D) Sycon
Ans: B

26. The portion of a plant that is grafted on to the other plant is called
(A) Stock
(B) Scion
(C) Stalk
(D) Sucker
Ans: B

27. White light is a mixture of how many colours
(A) 4
(C) 6
(B) 5
(D) 7
Ans: D

28. Surface tension arises due to
(A) adhesive force between molecules
(B) cohesive force between molecules
(C) gravitational force between molecules
(D) electrical force between molecules

29. A particle covers equal distance around a circular path in equal interval of time. It has uniform
(A) Velocity
(B) Speed
(C) Acceleration
(D) Momentum
Ans: B

30. Which of the following will always produce diminished image of an object placed before it ?
(A) Plane mirror
(B) Convex mirror
(C) Convex lens
(D) Concave mirror
Ans: C

31. The term PC means
(A) Private Computer
(B) Personal Calculator
(C) Personal Computer
(D) Professional Computer
Ans: C

32. A translator for the high-level language program into machine code is
(A) Assembler
(B) Compiler
(C) Loader
(D) Linker
Ans: B

33. Atomic nuclei are composed of
(A) Protons and electrons
(B) Protons and isotrons
(C) Electrons and neutrons
(D) Protons and neutrons
Ans: D

34. Which allotrope of carbon is used both as a lubricant and as lead in pencils ?
(A) Diamond
(B) Coal
(C) Charcoal
(D) Graphite
Ans: D

35. Example of aerosol is
(A) Milk
(B) River water
(C) Smoke
(D) Blood
Ans: C

36. A process that is almost the reverse of photosynthesis is the
(A) digestion of starch
(B) melting of iron
(C) ripening of fruit
(D) burning of wood

37. Ozone hole was discovered over Antarctica in
(A) 1975
(B) 1985
(C) 1978
(D) 1987
Ans: B

38. Yusho disease, discovered in Japan, is related with pollution due to
(C) Acid Rain
(B) Cadmium
Ans: A

39. The Pyramid of Biomass is inverted in which ecosystem ?
(A) Pond
(B) Forest
(C) Grassland
(D) Mangrove
Ans: A

40. Central Pollution Control Board comes under the Ministry of
(A) Health and Family Welfare
(B) Oil and Petroleum
(C) Social Welfare
(D) Environment and Forests
Ans: D

41. Hyderabad is famous for a museum. Name the museum.
(A) Prince Wales Museum
(B) Salaijung Museum
(C) National Museum
(D) Victoria Museum
Ans: B

42. Which city is known as Electronic City?
(A) Gurgaon
(B) Bengaluru
(C) Jaipur
(D) Salem
Ans: B

43. First woman President of India is
(A) Mrs. Najma Heptulla
(B) Mrs. Sheila Dikshit
(C) Mrs. Vasundhara Raje Scindia
(D) Mrs. Pratibha patil
Ans: D

44. To which country does India export the maximum gems and ornaments in value terms ?
(A) U.S.A.
(B) Britain
(C) Russia
(D) Japan

45. The famous Dilwara Temples are situated in
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Maharashtra
Ans: A

46. The President of India has awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to
(A) Vijay Kumar (Shooter)
(B) M.S. Dhoni (Cricketer)
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) None of the above
Ans: A

47. India has won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, 2012 after defeating _______ in the final.
(A) Australia
(B) England
(C) South Africa
(D) Pakistan
Ans: A

48. Bharatpur Sanctuary is located in the State of
(A) Orissa
(C) Karnataka
(B) Tamil Nadu
(D) Rajasthan
Ans: D

49. The 2014 Shooting World Championship will be held in
(A) Granada in Spain
(B) New Delhi in India
(C) Toronto in Canada
(D) Melbourne in Australia
Ans: A

50. Rathyatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of
(A) Lord Rama
(B) Lord Jagan Nath
(C) Sri Chaitanya Prabhu
(D) Sri Satya Sai Baba
Ans: B

51. What is the basis of classification of governments as unitary and federal?
(A) Relationship between the Centre and states
(B) Relationship between the legislature, executive and judicial wings of government
(C) Relationship between legislature and executive
(D) Relationship between executive and judiciary
Ans: A

52. Who appoints Secretary general of the Lok Sabha?
(A) President
(B) Leader of Ruling Party
(C) Deputy Speaker
(D) Speaker
Ans: D

53. The Judges of Supreme Court hold office till they reach the age of
(A) 65 years
(B) 60 years
(C) 58 years
(D) 62 years
Ans: A

54. Which of the following is presided by a non-member?
(A) Vidhan Sabha
(B) Vidhan Parishad
(C) Lok Sabha
(D) Rajya Sabha
Ans: D

55. In the integration of princely states, the following played a major role:
(A) Vallabhbhai Patel and V.P. Menon
(B)  Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Pannikar and Kunzru
(D) S.K. Dhar and Fazal Ali
Ans: A

56. Who among the following Viceroys became a victim of one of the convicts during his
visit to the Andamans?
(A) Ripon        (B)  Lytton
(C) Curzon        (D) Mayo
Ans: D

57. The addition to total cost by producing an additional unit of output by a firm is called
(A) Marginal cost
(B) Oppurtunity cost
(C) Variable cost
(D) Average cost
Ans: A

58. In a perfectly competitive market, a firm's
(A) Average Revenue is more than Marginal Revenue
(B) Marginal Revenue and Average Revenue are never equal
(C) Average Revenue is always equal to Marginal Revenue
(D) Marginal Revenue is more than Average Revenue
Ans: C

59. Growing more than one crop on a piece of land during the year is known as
(A) Double cropping
(B) Triple cropping
(C) uni cropping
(D) Multiple cropping
Ans: D

60. The main difference between Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Product (GNP) is
(A) Capital consumption allowance
(B) Capital gains
(C) Transfer payments
(D) Net foreign income from abroad
Ans:  D

61. "NABARD" is a/an
(A) Insurance Corporation
(B) Central Government Department
(C) Bank
(D) Financial Institution
Ans: C

62. Central Highlands of Indian peninsular block are formal of
(A) Igneous and metamorphic rocks
(B) Sedimentary rocks
(C) Sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
(D) Igneous and sedimentary rocks
Ans: A

63. Which of the following is a renewable resource ?
(A) Natural Gas     (B) Forests       
(C) Coal         (D) Mineral oil
Ans: B

64. In  a desert region, soil erosion can be checked by
(A) Contour ploughing
(B) using farm manure
(C) Tree plantation/afforestation
(D) Crop rotation
Ans: C

65. Immunisation is a phenomenon of formation of antibodies by using inactive
(A) Chemicals     (B) Blood
(C) Antigens     (D) Antibodies
Ans: C

66. Which of the following is a monogenetic parasite?
(A) Ascaris        (B) Earthworm
(C) Hydra        (D) Fasciola
Ans: A

67. Which of the following acids is synthesized in human stomach?
(A) Hydrochloric acid
(B) Phosphoric acid
(C) Sulphuric acid
(D) Nitric acid
Ans: A

68. Filaria is transmitted by
(A) Culex mosquito
(B) Swamp mosquito
(C) Aedes mosquito
(D) Anopheles mosquito
Ans: A

69. The third battle of panipat was fought between
(A) the mughals and the afghans
(B) the marathas and the rajputs
(C) the marathas and the afghans
(D) the marathas and the mughals
Ans: C

70. Who termed Cripps' proposals as ' a post dated cheque in a crashing bank?
(A) Patel             (B) Gandhiji
(C) Ambedkar    (D) Annie Besant
Ans: B

71. The state Jhansi was made a part of the British Empire in India through
(A) Policy of subsidiary alliance
(B) War against Rani Lakshmi Bai
(C) Doctrine of Lapse
(D) None of the above
Ans: C

72. Mahatma Gandhi started his Dandi March from
(A) Ahmedabad    (B) Sabarmati Ashram
(C) Dandi        (D) Porbanbar
Ans: B or A

73. Which type of lake is formed by volcanic activities?
(A) Lagoon    (B) Fresh water Lake
(C) Caldera lake    (D) Karst lake
Ans: C

74. The well througn which water comes out through hydraulic pressure is called
(A) Deep tube well        (B) Artesian well
(B) Ordinary well        (D) Tube Well
Ans:  B

75. Laughing gas is
(A) Nitrogen trioxide   
(B) Nitrogen pentoxide
(C) Nitric oxide
(D) Nitrous Oxide
Ans: D

76. Clothes made of polyester dry quickly after washing because
(A) it is a water proof material
(B) it absorbs heat quickly
(C) water evaporates very quickly
(D) polyster absorbs very little water
Ans: D

77. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(A) Pyrometer - measuring density of liquids
(B) Pyrheliometer - measuring high temperature
(C) Seismograph  - recording of intensity of earthquake shock
(D) Pyknometer - measuring solar radiation
Ans: C

78. When a gas is compressed
(A) both pressure and temperature increase
(B) pressure increases and temperature decreases
(C) only pressure increases
(D) only temperature increases
Ans: A

79. Ozone layer is upper parts of the atmosphere serves as a protective shield against harmful
(A) CO2 in the air
(B) SO2 in the air
(C) solar ultraviolent radiation
(D) solar infrared radiation
Ans: C

80. Which is only mammal that can fly?
(A) Hen        (B) Lizard
(C) Whale         (D) Bat
Ans: D

81. Commonest mammal is
(A) Man (Homo sapiens)
(B) Panther
(C) Elephant
(D) Lion
Ans: A

82. A vehicle will topple if
(A) it is less wide
(B) it is not heavy
(C) its centre of gravity is within the base
(D) its centre of gravity is outside its base
Ans: D

83. The following is an amplifying device:
(A) a diode
(B) a resistor
(C) a transformer
(D) a transistor
Ans: D

84. The air becomes heated by
(A) Radiation    (B) Diffusion
(C) Conduction    (D) Convection
Ans: A and C, D

85. The density of water is
(A) maximum at 4 C
(B) maximum at -4 C
(C) constant at all temperatures
(D) maximum at 100 C
Ans: A

86. A 'bug' in a program is
(A) Statement
(B) Error
(C) Syntax
(D) both (B) and (C)
Ans: B

87. Which one of the following allows computers to transfer data using a telephone line?
(A) Modem     (B) Printer
(C) Keyboard    (D) CPU
Ans: A

88. In which of the following states, is the child sex ratio the lowest in india?
(A) Chattisgarh    (B) Bihar
(C) Punjab        (D) Haryana
Ans: D

89. The book 'satanic verses' was written by
(A) Gabriela Sabatini    (B) Salman Rushdie
(C) Agatha Christie    (D) Gunnar Myrdal
Ans: B

90. Metric System of measurement started in the country in
(A) 1956        (B) 1957
(C) 1954        (D) 1955
Ans: A

91. The Idukki hydroelectric plant is on river
(A) Periyar        (B) Tungabhadra
(C) Godavari    (D) Krishna
Ans: A

92. Name the temple in Indonesia where scenes from Ramayans and Mahabharatha are depicted
(A) Angkor Wat    (B) Brihadeshwar   
(C) Borobudur    (D) Kailashnath
Ans: A

93. In which state is the guru shikhar peak located?
(A) Madhya Pradesh    (B) Maharashtra
(C) Rajasthan               (D) Gujarat
Ans: C

94. The 16th Summit Meeting of NAM Countries was recently held at
(A) Dubai        (B) Manila
(C) Kabul        (D) Tehran
Ans: D

95. what is the impact of advancing glaciers are the rings of trees?
(A) They become widely spaced
(B) They are immune to this change
(C) They become concentric
(D) Their shape is distorted
Ans: D

96. Which of the following cities in India is considered greenest?
(A) Chandigarh    (B) Thiruvanathapuram
(C) Bengaluru    (D) Delhi
Ans: C

97. Green manure is obtained from
(A) Domestic vegetable waste
(B) Oil seed husk cakes
(C) Fresh animal excreta
(D) Decomposing green legume plants
Ans: D

98. Which one of the following represents BRICS countries?
(A) Brazil, Romania, India, China, Spain
(B) Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, China, Sudan
(C) Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, China, South Africa
(D) Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
Ans: D

99. Who among the following bowlers has taken more the 500 wickets in test cricket?
(A) Glenn McGrath
(B) Malcolm Marshall
(C) Wasim Akram
(D) Kapil Dew
Ans: A

100. Serena Williams of U.S.A won the women's singles U.S open 2012 title by defeating in the final
(A) Venus Willaims
(B) Agnieszka Radwanska
(C) Victoria Azarenka
(D) Maria Sharapova
Ans: C

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