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more useful for SSC also.  a few questions may be asked in bank clerks also.
1. Light year is a unit of
    a) time
    b) distance    c) light
    d) intensity of light
        A light-year is a unit of distance. It is the distance that light can travel in one year.
        Light moves at a velocity of about 300,000 kilometers (km) each second.
2. Radio telescope are better than optical telescope because
    a) They can detect faint galaxies which cannot be done by optical telescopes.
    b) They can even work even in cloudy conditions.
    c) They can work during the day and night.
    d) All the above
3. _______ programs are used to create numeric-based documents such as budgets.
    a) Word Processing
    b) Presentations
    c) Spread sheet    d) Graphics
       A spreadsheet application is a computer program such as Excel, OpenOffice Calc, or
       Google Docs Spreadsheets. Such programs are used for storing, organizing and manipulating
       data/information in tabular form.
4. The process of elimintating logical errors is known as
    a) testing
    b) debugging
    c) maintenance
    d) evaluation
5. System of growing plants through water culture methods is known as
    a) Hydrotropism
    b) Hydrophobia
    c) Hydroponics    d) Hydrophytes
6. A transformer is used to
    a) increase a.c. voltage
    b) increase d.c. voltage
    c) convert electrical energy to heat energy
    d) convert a.c. energy to d.c. energy
7. ‘Saponification’ is a process by which
    a) soap is prepared    b) plastic is prepared
    c) sulphur is extracted
    d) protien is identified.
8. Heat of a reaction does not depend on
    a) temperature of the reaction.
    b) the path by which final product is obtained.    c) physical states of the reactants and products.
    d) whether the reaction is carried out at constant pressure or at constant volume.
9. The presence of ‘Entamoeba histolytica’ in drinking water is an indication of
    a) bacterial outbreak    b) polluted water
    c) clean water
    d) decay of organic matter
10. Disadvantage of using DDT as pesticide is
      a) it becomes ineffective after sometime.
      b) not easily degraded in nature.      c) less effective than others.
      d) its high cost.
11. __________ is unwanted e-mail or junk mail.
      a) Bomb
      b) PhatBot
      c) Spam      d) Worm
12. Which of the following is a natural polymer?
      a) Bakelite
      b) Cellulose
      c) PVC
      d) Nylon
13. Temperature inversion is
      a) Positive lapse rate
      b) Negative lapse rate      c) Neutral condition
      d) None of the above
          Lapse means decline or decrease.The environmental lapse rate (ELR), is the rate of
          decrease of temperature with altitude in the stationary atmosphere at a given time and
          location. If temperature increases 2.2 degrees in. 1000 feet, the lapse rate is -2.2 degrees.
         The lapse rate is considered positive when the temperature decreases with elevation and
         negative when the temperature increases with elevation (temperature inversion).
14. “My Unforgettable Memories” is the autobiography of
      a) Mayawati
      b) Pratibha Patil
      c) Mamta Bannerjee
      d) Suu Kyi
15. Which country was the latest entrant to G-8?
      a) France
      b) Italy
      c) Russia
      d) Japan
         Russia formally joined the group in 1997, resulting in the Group of Eight, or G8.
16. Which is the capital of South Sudan?
      a) Suva
      b) Juba      c) Khartoum
      d) Taichung
17. In which one of the following States, there had been only one woman Chief Minister?
     a) Delhi  -> Sushma Swaraj & Shiela Dixit
     b) Rajasthan -> Vasundhara Raje
     c) Tamil Nadu  -> Janaki Ramachandran & Jayalalithaa
     d) Uttar Pradesh -> Sucheta Kripalani & Mayawati
         Sucheta Kripalani was the first woman to be chief minister of any state in India.
         She presided over Uttar Pradesh from October 1963 to May 1967.
18. Green house gases are
     a) CO2, CH4, NO and CFC     b) CO2, CH4, SOand NO
     c) SO2, NO, H2S and CO
     d) CO, NH3, H2S and N2
19. Highly polluting industries comes under the category of
     a) Orange
     b) Red     c) Yellow
     d) Black
20. Karagam is a folk dance of
      a) Andhra Pradesh
      b) Tamil Nadu      c) Karnataka
      d) Kerala
21. Who is the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting?
      a) Kumari Selija
      b) Anand Sharma
      c) Ambika Soni
      d) C.P. Joshi
22. Dronacharya Awards are given to
      a) Outstanding teachers
      b) Outstanding athletes
      c) Best performers in archery
      d) Outstanding coaches in the sport field
23. Who among the following Union Ministers in the UPA-II Government resigned for reasons
      not connected with charges of corruption?
      a) A. Raja
      b) Dayanidhi Maran
      c) Dinesh Trivedi      d) Virbhadra Singh
          He got this reward for his decision of hiking railway fair against Mamta Banerjiee, TMC Supremo.
24. Which one of the following statements about Ms. Mayawati, Ex. C.M. of U.P. is correct?
      a) She is now a member of the U.P. State Legislative Council.
      b) She is the leader of opposition in U.P. State Assembly.
      c) She is an elected member of the Rajya Sabha.  - Elected in April 2012
      d) She is a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.
         Swamy Prasad Maurya, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary is the leader of
         the opposition in the UP State assembly.
25. Who among the following sports personalities was the first to receive Rajiv Gandhi
      Khel Ratna Award?
     a) Sachin Tendulkar
     b) Viswanathan Anand     c) Geet Sethi
     d) Sunil Gavaskar
26. Which one of the following is a characteristic of oligopolistic industries?
     a) Product differentiation
     b) Homogeneous goods
     c) Price rigidity
     d) Price discrimination
27. When a leather industry discharges its waste in the river causing water pollution, the cost
      incurred on health hazards is called
      a) Implicit cost
      b) Social cost      c) Private cost
      d) Opportunity cost
28. Who said that “Parliamentary democracy means one individual and one vote”?
     a) Jawaharlal Nehru
     b) M.K. Gandhi
     c) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar     d) Sardar Patel
29. Division of labour is a concept advocated by 
     a) Keynes
     b) Marshall
     c) Smith     d) Baumol
30. Which one of the following is not a direct determinant of demand?
      a) Savings
      b) Income
      c) Price of the commodity
      d) Taste
31. Which article empowers Parliament to formulate law on State List subjects?
      a) 115
      b) 183
      c) 221
      d) 249
32. Which part of the Constitution is associated with the provisions of citizenship?
      a) II
      b) III
      c) IV
      d) V
          The provisions relating to citizenship upon adoption of the constitution are contained in
          Articles 5 to 11 in Part II of the Constitution of India.
33. Democratic Decentralization refers to
      a) Fedral Government
      b) Parliamentary Government
      c) Democratic Government
      d) Local Government
34. Which one among the following was the Harappan trading station? 
      a) Kalibangan
      b) Lothal      c) Surkotda
      d) Ropar
35. Which of the following Directive Principles of State Policy was based on Gandhian
      a) Organization of Village Panchayats
      b) Equal wage for equal labour
      c) Protection of labourers
      d) All the above
36. Which of the following ensures grass-root democracy in India?
      a) Panchayati Raj
      b) Inter-State Council
      c) President
      d) CAG
37. What portion of actual produce was fixed as the State’s demand under the Zabti System?
      a) One-fourth
      b) One-third      c) One-half
      d) One-fifth
         Zabti System was introduced by Mughal Emperor Akbar for land revenue administration.
         He appointed Todarmal as his Finance Minister (diwan-i-ashraf) to implement and
         regulate the Zabti system effectively.In Zabti system, land was measured accurately
         and assessment of land revenue was based upon it. It was implemented in Allahabad,
         Malwa and Gujrat regions.
38. Which among the following ended the French power in India?
      a) Battle of Buxar
      b) Third Carnatic War
      c) Battle of Plassey
      d) Battle of Wandhiwash
39. The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through
      a) India
      b) Pakistan      c) Bangladesh
      d) Myanmar
40. Among the following problems of developing countires, which one is not correct?
      a) Low level of technological development.
      b) Lack of diversification of economy.
      c) High proportion of old age population.
      d) Weak industrial base.
41. Which of the following rivers flows from South to North?
      a) Krishna
      b) Kaveri
      c) Son
      d) Godavari
42. Which one of the following recorded the transformation of King Ashoka after the
      Kalinga War?
      a) Rock Edict II
      b) Rock Edict IV
      c) Rock Edict VI
      d) Rock Edict XIII
43. Where was the early capital of Harshavardhana?
      a) Prayag
      b) Kannauj
      c) Thaneswar      d) Mathura
44. Which one is a biofertilizer?
      b) Azospirillum
      c) Compost
      d) Superphosphate
45. ACTH hormone is secreted from
      a) Adrenal cortex
      b) Adrenal medulla
      c) Pituitary gland      d) Pineal body
46. Pepsin secreting cells of gastric glands are
      a) Oxyntic cells
      b) Parietal cells
      c) Chief cells
      d) Goblet cells
47. Which of thed following is a chromoprotien?
      a) Mucin
      b) Haemoglobin      c) Peptones
      d) Vitelline
48. Sieve plate is part of 
      a) Cambium
      b) Xylem
      c) Cortex
      d) Phloem
49. Hurricanes are also called ________ in Australia.
      a) Baguio
      b) Willy Willy
      c) Taifu
      d) Typhoon
50. The State having largest area under waste land is
      a) Rajasthan
      b) Gujarat
      c) Madhya Pradesh
      d) Jammu & Kashmir

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