GENERAL AWARENESS ( GIC ASSISTANT EXAM, 14-07-2013 ) – Previous Year Paper
- The term “Missile Man of India” is normally associated (after Pokharan II blasts) with :
(1) Atal Behari Vajpayee
(2) R. Chidambaram
(3) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(4) General V. P. Malik
- The words ‘Satyameva Jayate” in the State Emblem of India, have been adopted from which one of the following ?
(1) Brahma Upanishad
(2) Mudgala Upanishad
(3) Mundaka Upanishad
(4) None of these
- Name the only person who was awarded Nobel Prize, Padma Shree, Ppadma BhUshan, Pad-ma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna
(1) J L Nehru
(2) Indira Gandhi
(3) Mother Teresa
(4) Aurobindo Ghosh
- Approximately how many kilometers are represented by 1° of latitude ?
(1) 421 km
(2) 91 km
(3) 111 km
(4) 211 km
- Which region of the root provides the penetration force ?
(1) Root cap
(2) Maturation region
(3) Zone of cell division
(4) Elongation region
- Which city is known as the Cockpit of Europe ?
- When was SAARC formed ?
(1) November, 1984
(2) December, 1985
(3) December, 1986
(4) March, 1989
- In which types of rocks would you find coal and petroleum ?
- Sunlight always overcomes the lights of the stars. The fading away of stars in the presence of the sun is known as –
(1) eclipse of the stars
(3) blinding effect
(4) None of these
- Pondicherry territory is scattered in several states. Which state does not share boundary with Pondicherry ?
(1) Andhra Pradesh
(4) Tamil Nadu
- Japan’s attack on which place brought the USA into Second World War ?
(2) Pearl Harbour
(4) New York
- Commercial services were started on All India Raio for the first time in :
- Saheed-i-Azam Bhagat Singh Rajguru and Sukhdev were executed by the British Government on 23 March, 1931. In which of the following cases they were implicated ?
(1) Meerut Conspiracy
(2) Kakori Conspiracy
(3) For lobbing bomb in the Assemby Hall
(4) Lahore Conspiracy
- What is the fly Leaf ?
(1) thin paper sheet for making packaging material
(2) a blank page at the beginning or end of a book
(3) a marker in a book
(4) a sheet of paper next to the main title of the book
- Now a days Kalinga is known as :
- Tughlaq dynasty occupied Delhi throne after decline of :
(1) Suri dynasty
(2) Slave dynasty
(3) Lodhi dynasty
(4) Khilji dynasty
- MAD stands for
(1) Most Active Disease,
(2) Mica Aluminium Duo
(3) Mutually Assured Death
(4) Mutually Assured Destruction
- Which has the highest share of electrical power generation in India ?
(1) Thermal power
(2) Nuclear power
(4) Naphtha based and gas based power
- “Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink” who stated these lines in a poem ?
(1) John Milton
(2) Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(3) Lord Byron
(4) P. B. Shelly
- How can a person move on a hard icy surface ?
(1) He should use roller skates
(2) He s’nould hop, sneeze, jump and step in the direction which is opposite to the direction of his required movement.
(3) He should hop, sneeze, jump and step in the direction in which the movement is required.
(4) He should skid on his knees and hands
- Kolar Gold Mines are in the state .
(4) Madhya Pradesh
- The Permanent Secretariat of SAARC is at :
(2) New Delhi
- If the child loses water and vital nutrients due to diarrhoea and fever, then the housewife must treat him with
(2) Penicillin capsules
(3) Crocin Syrup
(4) Plain water without salt
- The Shimla Conference was held in :
- He was an Italian Navigator. He explored Venezuela, Gulf of Mexico. The USA was named ‘America’ after him. His game is :
(1) Amerigo Vespucci
(2) Vasco De Gamma
(4) Andreas Vesalius