01 Dec, 2017
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  • Question 1: Which of the following book was not composed by Surdas?
  • Explanation: Meghdootam was a sanskrit drama written by Kalidasa.
  • Question 2: Which of the facts are true regarding the literacy rate of India as per the Census, 2011?
  • Explanation: 74% people aged seven and above are literate in India. 82.14% is the male literacy rate and 65.46% is the female literacy rate.
  • Question 3: Who of the following implemented the Dual system in Bengal and in which year?
  • Explanation:Robert Clive set up the infamous dual system of administration in Bengal wherein the Com­pany acquired the real power, while the responsibility of administration rested on the Nawab of Bengal. the Company got both the diwani (revenue) and nizamat (civil
  • Question 4: The change in focal length of an eye is caused by the action of the...........
  • Explanation:The ciliary muscle is a ring of smooth muscle in the eye's middle layer (vascular layer) that controls for viewing objects at varying distances. When the muscles are relaxed, the lens becomes thin and the focal length increases. When the muscles are cont
  • Question 5: What are Halophiles?
  • Explanation:Halophiles are organisms that live in highly saline environments, and require the salinity to survive, while halotolerant organisms (belonging to different domains of life) can grow under saline conditions.
  • Question 6: Fill in the blank: Every .................... Indian is poor.
  • Explanation:In 2012, the Indian government stated 21.9% of its population is below its official poverty limit.The World Bank, in 2011, estimated 23.6% of Indian population, or about 276 million people, lived below poverty line.
  • Question 7: Which of the following is not a component of population change?
  • Explanation: Internal migration means movement within the country so it does not bring change in the total population of the country.
  • Question 8: Which one of the following activities absorbs most of the labour force of secondary sector in India?
  • Explanation:Small scale units like shoe factory, textile unit, printing, glass making, furniture etc. give employment to maximum number of people.
  • Question 9: Food grains such as rice and wheat are procured in India for buffer stock by ..............
  • Explanation:The Food Corporation of India is the main agency for procurement, storage and distribution of food grains. In addition to the requirements of wheat and rice, the Central Pool is required to have sufficient stocks of these in order to meet any emergencies
  • Question 10: Name the largest inhabited riverine island of the world.
  • Explanation:Majuli is the largest river island in the world. The island is formed by the Brahmaputra river in Assam.
  • Question 11: In which form does the liver store food?
  • Explanation:Glycogen storage disease (GSD, also glycogenosis and dextrinosis) is the result of defects in the processing of glycogen synthesis or breakdown within muscles, liver, and other cell types. GSD has two classes of cause: genetic and acquired.
  • Question 12: Which of the following states does not have a bicameral legislature?
  • Explanation: Bicameral legislature is where there are two houses one directly elected i.e. Vidhansabha and the other one indirectly elected i.e. Vidhanparishad.
  • Question 13: Who wrote the book Ghulamgiri?
  • Explanation:Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was an Indian activist, thinker, social reformer, writer and theologist from Maharashtra. He is most known for his efforts to educate women and the lower castes as well as the masses.
  • Question 14: Who of the following is the writer of the first autobiography of any Indian woman?
  • Explanation:Rashasundari Devi was a Bengali writer who is identified as the author of first full-fledged autobiography in modern Bengali literature. She is among the earliest woman writers in Bengali literature.
  • Question 15: Use of fire was one of the important discoveries of the.......
  • Explanation:Neolithic age was the last stage of the stone age and is also marked by the beginning of agriculture and settled life.
  • Question 16: Which of the following is an example of capillary action phenomenon?
  • Explanation:Capillary action (sometimes capillarity, capillary motion, or wicking) is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, and in opposition to, external forces like gravity. The effect can be seen in the drawing up of liquids
  • Question 17: Which of the following is also known as the nail polish remover?
  • Explanation:Acetone (systematically named propanone) is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, and is the simplest ketone. Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important solvent in its own right, typ
  • Question 18: Which of the following is the main component of gypsum salt?
  • Explanation: Gypsum is a soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. It can be used as a fertilizer, is the main constituent in many forms of plaster and in blackboard chalk, and is widely mined.
  • Question 19: If liver doesn't function the percentage of which of the following increases in blood?
  • Explanation: Blood ammonia comes primarily from the bacterial breakdown of unabsorbed dietary protein in the intestine. Intestinal ammonia passes into the bloodstream and travels to the liver, which converts ammonia into urea. Urea subsequently passes from the body t
  • Question 20: Some north eastern states have a common high court at...................
  • Explanation: The Gauhati High Court was established on 1 March 1948 after the Government of India Act 1935 was passed. It was originally known as the High Court of Assam and Nagaland, but renamed as Gauhati High Court in 1971 by the North East Areas (Reorganisation)
  • Question 21: Which are the primary Colours ?
  • Explanation:Red, Green, Blue are primary colours. All the colours can be produced by mixing these three colours in different proportions.
  • Question 22: The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in
  • Explanation:Public interest Litigation, in simple words, means, litigation filed in a court of law, for the protection of Public Interest, such as Pollution, Terrorism, Road safety, Constructional hazards etc.
  • Question 23: Which is the highest peak in the western ghats?
  • Explanation:Anamudi or Anai Mudi is located in the Indian state Kerala.
  • Question 24: The direction of earth’s rotation on its axis:
  • Explanation: Earth's rotation is the rotation of the planet Earth around its own axis. The Earth rotates from the west towards east. As viewed from North Star or polestar Polaris, the Earth turns counter-clockwise.
  • Question 25: The science concerned with the mechanism of body protection against the pathogens is called......
  • Explanation:Immunology is a branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. It deals with the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases.
  • Question 26: Which of the following is an Autotroph?
  • Explanation: Autotrophs (also called producers) can form their own food either by using sunlight and photosynthesis (phototrophs) or by obtaining chemical energy through oxidation (chemotrophs).
  • Question 27: Which of the following is often used as a fixer in photography?
  • Explanation:Photographic fixer is a mix of chemicals used in the final step in the photographic processing of film or paper. Fixation is commonly achieved by treating the film or paper with a solution of thiosulfate salt.
  • Question 28: Name the gas which is easily soluble in water?
  • Explanation: CO2 when dissolves in water it interacts with surrounding H2O molecules to hydrate itself, i.e the electronegative oxygen atoms of CO2 forms strong H-bond with H atoms of water molecules, This interaction is very strong to dissolve CO2 molecules.
  • Question 29: Which of the following is an electromagnetic wave?
  • Explanation: Infrared (IR) is invisible radiant energy, electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths. Most of the thermal radiation emitted by objects near room temperature is infrared. Infrared radiation was discovered by astronomer Sir William Herschel.
  • Question 30: Which of the following parties resulted from a social reform movement?
  • Explanation: Erode Venkata Ramasamy (17 September 1879 – 24 December 1973), affectionately called by his followers as Periyar or E. V. R., was a social activist, politician and businessman, who started the Self-Respect Movement or the Dravidian Movement. He is also t
  • Question 31: Who was popularly known as Nana Saheb?
  • Explanation:Balaji Baji Rao , also known as Nana Saheb Peshwa was son of Bajirao. Chattrapati Shahu, at time of his death, appointed Balaji Baji Rao Peshwa of Maratha Empire. He contributed to development of Pune, India.
  • Question 32: The summer solstice in northern hemisphere occurs when the sun is directly overhead at noon on —
  • Explanation:The summer solstice occurs when the tilt of a planet's semi-axis, in either the northern or the southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star that it orbits.The summer solstice day has the longest period of daylight.
  • Question 33: Which one of the following is a warm ocean current ?
  • Explanation:Ocean currents are streams of water running in the ocean. Some of the currents are warm and some are cold. The currents affect the climate of the place.The Kuroshio or Black Tide, Japan Current is a north-flowing ocean current.
  • Question 34: What is the famous species of mangrove forests in India found in the Ganga-Brahmputra delta?
  • Explanation:The Sunderban delta is named after the widely found species Sunderi of the mangrove forests in India.
  • Question 35: Which of the following minerals is transported over long distances in its raw state?
  • Explanation:Petroleum can be easily piped to long distances and the some of the key products like electricity can also be supplied to long distances by not spending too much on the transportation.
  • Question 36: Which country has the densest railway network in terms of per million people?
  • Explanation:Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world and carries more than 23 million passengers a day. Indian Railways is the world's seventh largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees.
  • Question 37: The Lahore session of the Congress of 1929 decided to ........
  • Explanation:The 1929 session was a historic session when Congress demanded the complete independence or Poorna Swaraj for the first time under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • Question 38: The Indian National Congress was founded by ___ in the year ___
  • Explanation:Allan Octavian Hume was a civil servant, political reformer, ornithologist and horticulturalist in British India. He was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress in 1885.
  • Question 39: Name the tax collection system introduced in Bombay and Madras presidency:
  • Explanation:The ryotwari system was instituted in some parts of British India, Where the land revenue was imposed directly on the ryots -- (the individual cultivators who actually worked the land)—the system of assessment was known as ryotwari.
  • Question 40: The water content in the atmosphere ...............
  • Explanation:Rise in temperature leads to more evaporation hence the water content increases too.
  • Question 41: The moon revolves round the earth in
  • Explanation: The Moon orbits Earth in the prograde (the direction of earth's movement) direction and completes one rotation in approximately 27.322 days
  • Question 42: The Himalayas do not have any one of the following features. Select the one.
  • Explanation: The Himalayas are young fold mountains. In India the Aravalis are the old fold mountains.
  • Question 43: Earthquake waves are recorded in —
  • Explanation:Seismometers or seismographs are instruments that measure motion of the ground, including those of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other seismic sources.
  • Question 44: The process of change of state of water from solid directly into vapour is called ..........
  • Explanation: Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas phase without passing through the intermediate liquid phase. Sublimation is an endothermic phase transition that occurs at temperatures and pressures.
  • Question 45: Which of the following diseases is common among the people working in coal mines?
  • Explanation: Silicosis is a form of occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust. Silicosis is characterized by shortness of breath, cough, fever, and cyanosis (bluish skin).
  • Question 46: Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
  • Explanation:Alpine zone - Long severe winter with short summer
  • Question 47: Aquatic organisms are very sensitive to...
  • Explanation:Most aquatic organisms that are very sensitive to most pollutants cannot survive if a stream's dissolved oxygen falls below a certain level.
  • Question 48: The information system useful to identify the location of a point is:
  • Explanation: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satelli
  • Question 49: Which is the best and simple method to determination of fluorine in ground water?
  • Explanation:Atomic absorption spectroscopy is a spectro analytical procedure for the quantitative determination of chemical elements. AAS can be used to determine over 70 different elements in solution or directly in solid samples used in pharmacology.
  • Question 50: Which of the following states was not annexed under the doctrine of lapse?
  • Explanation: The Doctrine of Lapse was an annexation policy purportedly devised by Lord Dalhousie, who was the Governor General for the East India Company in India between 1848 and 1856.
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