GENERAL AWARENESS ( SSC Graduate Level Tier- I Exam , 01-07-2012 ( North Zone -Morning Shift- 1 ) – Previous Year Paper)

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General Awareness  ||   Reasoning ||  Quantitative Aptitude ||  English Comprehension

GENERAL AWARENESS

 

  1. The National Commission for Minorities was constituted in the year
    (1) 1990
    (2) 1992
    (3) 1980
    (4) 1989

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    Solution :  2
  2. The first Indian who was chosen as the Secretary General of Commonwealth is
    (1) Rakesh Verma
    (2) Gopalaswami 60.
    (3) Krishna Murthy
    (4) Kamalesh Sharma

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    Solution :  4
  3. In which of the following systems of government is bicameralism an essential feature ? 61.
    (1) Federal system
    (2) Unitary system
    (3) Parliamentary system
    (4) Presidential system

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    Solution :  1
  4. Kuldip Nayer, a journalist, was appointed as a High Commissioner in
    (1) Sri Lanka
    (2) Australia
    (3) UK
    (4) Pakistan

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    Solution :  3
  5. Which king is referred to as Devanampiya Piyadassi (Beloved of the Gods) in the inscriptions ?
    (1) Asoka
    (2) Harsha
    (3) Bindusara
    (4) Chandragupta Maurya

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    Solution :  1
  6. Socialism succeeds in achieving
    (1) higher standard of living of the people
    (2) equal distribution of income in the society
    (3) higher individual welfare in the society
    (4) maximum social welfare in the society

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    Solution :  2
  7. Monopolist resorts to price
    discrimination depending upon the
    (1) Elasticity of supply
    (2) Elasticity of demand
    (3) Law of demand
    (4) Law of supply

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    Solution :  2
  8. Economic planning is an essential feature of
    (1) Socialist economy
    (2) Capitalist economy
    (3) Mixed economy
    (4) Dual economy

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    Solution :  1
  9. The HYV programme in India is also called as
    (1) Traditional Agriculture
    (2) New Agricultural Strategy
    (3) White Revolution
    (4) Blue Revolution

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    Solution :  2
  10. The National Policy for Empowerment of Women was adopted in the year
    (1) 2001
    (2) 2005
    (3) 1991
    (4) 1995

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    Solution :  1


  11. Ballots were first used in
    (1) Australia
    (2) USA
    (3) Ancient Greece
    (4) England

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    Solution :  1
  12. The Rashtriya Barh Ayog (RBA) is related with
    (1) Droughts and Floods
    (2) Poverty Alleviation
    (3) Floods
    (4) Disaster Management

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    Solution :  3
  13. Which of the following criteria is not used for the classification of human races ?
    (1) Nose
    (2) Hair
    (3) Eyes
    (4) Ear

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    Solution :  4
  14. Railway coaches are manufactured at
    (1) Jamshedpur
    (2) Chittaranjan
    (3) Perambur
    (4) Varanasi

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    Solution :  3
  15. Fertilization occurs normally in the
    (1) Cervix
    (2) Vagina
    (3) Fallopian tube
    (4) Uterus

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    Solution :  3
  16. People consuming alcohol in heavy quantities generally die of
    (1) liver or stomach cancer
    (2) weakening of heart muscles leading to cardiac arrest
    (3) blood cancer
    (4) Cirrhosis

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    Solution :  4
  17. The organisms at the base of the grazing food-chain are
    (1) Carnivores
    (2) Decomposers
    (3) Producers
    (4) Herbivores

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    Solution :  3
  18. Who among the following was credited with the destruction of `Chihalgani. , a group of powerful nobles ?
    (1) Balban
    (2) Qutb-ud-din Aibak
    (3) Iltutmish
    (4) Razia Sultan

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    Solution :  1
  19. Bombay was given away as dowry to the English King Charles II for marrying the Princess of
    (1) France
    (2) Portugal
    (3) Holland
    (4) Denmark

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    Solution :  2
  20. The Grand Trunk Road built by Shershah connected Punjab with
    (1) Agra
    (2) East Bengal
    (3) Lahore
    (4) Multan

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    Solution :  1
  21. Nam the Maratha Saint who was a contemporary of Shivaji.
    (1) Saint Eknath
    (2) Saint Tukaram
    (3) Saint Dhyaneshwar
    (4) Namdev

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    Solution :  2


  22. The study of lake is called
    (1) Topology
    (2) Hydrology
    (3) Limnology
    (4) Potomology

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    Solution :  3
  23. A serie of lines connecting places having a quake at the same time are called
    (1) Homoseismal lines
    (2) Seismolines
    (3) Coseismal lines
    (4) Isoseismal lines

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    Solution :  1
  24. ‘Lumen’ is the unit of
    (1) Illuminance
    (2) Brightness
    (3) Luminous flux
    (4) Luminous intensity

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    Solution :  3
  25. The transfer of date from a CPU to peripheral devices of computer is achieved through
    (1) interfaces
    (2) buffer memory
    (3) modems
    (4) computer ports

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    Solution :  1
  26. Which of the following items is not used in Local Area Networks (LANs) ?
    (1) Interface Card
    (2) Cable
    (3) Computer
    (4) Modem

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    Solution :  3
  27. The mass of 10 moles of water is
    (1) 90 g
    (2) 45 g
    (3) 18 g
    (4) 180 g

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    Solution :  4
  28. Vitamin A is rich in
    (1) Carrot
    (2) Lime
    (3) Beans
    (4) Rice

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    Solution :  1
  29. The high boiling point of water compared to hydrogen sulphide or hydrogen chloride is due to
    (1) Dipole insulation
    (2) Van der Waal’s attraction
    (3) Polar covalent bonding
    (4) Hydrogen bonding

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    Solution :  4
  30. Which of the following determines the chemical properties of an element ?
    (1) Number of electrons
    (2) Number of neutrons
    (3) Number of protons
    (4) All of the above

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    Solution :  1
  31. The Central Drug Reasearch Institute of India is located at
    (1) Madras
    (2) Lucknow
    (3) Delhi
    (4) Bangalore

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    Solution :  2


  32. Which of the following cereals was among the first to be used by man ?
    (1) Rye
    (2) Wheat
    (3) Barley
    (4) Oat

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    Solution :  2
  33. Which of the following wheat species are being cultivated in India ?
    (1) Club wheat
    (2) Durum wheat
    (3) Emmer wheat
    (4) Bread wheat

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    Solution :  2
  34. Which one of the following forces is a ‘dissipative force’ ?
    (1) Electrostatic force
    (2) Magnetic force
    (3) Gravitational force
    (4) Frictional force

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    Solution :  4
  35. If a resistive wire is elongated, its resistance
    (1) decreases
    (2) remains constant
    (3) increases
    (4) All of the above

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    Solution :  3
  36. If a magnet has a third pole, then the third pole is called
    (1) defective pole
    (2) consequent pole
    (3) extra pole
    (4) arbitrary pole

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    Solution :  2
  37. How many spokes are there in the Dharmachakra of the National Flag ?
    (1) 14
    (2) 18
    (3) 22
    (4) 24

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    Solution :  4
  38. The latest official language of the U.N. is
    (1) Russian
    (2) Arabic
    (3) Chinese
    (4) Spanish

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    Solution :  2
  39. Srikrishna Committee Report, which was made public in 2011, is related to
    (1) rejuvenation of higher education
    (2) demand for a separate Telangana State
    (3) ragging in educational institutions
    (4) impeachment of Justice Dinakaran

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    Solution :  2
  40. The latest book ‘Kurukshetra to Kargil is written by
    (1) Suryanath Singh
    (2) Kunal Bhardwaj
    (3) Karan Singh
    (4) Kuldip Singh

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    Solution :  4
  41. The Educational Development Index (EDI) Report, released in 2011, is led by
    (1) Tamil Nadu
    (2) Puducherry
    (3) Kerala
    (4) Lakshadweep

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    Solution :  3
  42. Shunglu Committee, which submitted its report in 2011, is related to
    (1) Commonwealth Games scandal
    (2) reforms in the Insurance sector
    (3) revamp of Defence management
    (4) management of Co-operative Sector

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    Solution :  1
  43. The 65th National Football Championship (Santosh Trophy 2011) was won by
    (1) Bangal
    (2) Punjab
    (3) Manipur
    (4) Goa

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    Solution :  1
  44. The organisation involved primarily with environmental planning is
    (1) CIFRI
    (2) ICAR
    (3) CSIR
    (4) NEERI

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    Solution :  4
  45. What would be the impact of global warming on mangrove forests ?
    (1) They will grow more luxurious
    (2) Large areas of mangroves will be submerged
    (3) Their role as carbon sinks will become more important
    (4) Both (1) and (3) above

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    Solution :  4
  46. The sweet taste of fruits is due to
    (1) Lactose
    (2) Fructose
    (3) Maltose
    (4) Ribose

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    Solution :  2
  47. The most endangered Asiatic top predator on the edge of extinction is
    (1) Black Bear
    (2) Asiatic Lion
    (3) Siberian Tiger
    (4) Dhole

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    Solution :  4
  48. Analects is the sacred book of
    (1) Confucianism
    (2) Judaism
    (3) Shintoism
    (4) Taoism

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    Solution :  1
  49. The seat of Madhya Pradesh High Court is located at
    (1) Gwalior
    (2) Indore
    (3) Bhopal
    (4) Jabalpur

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    Solution :  4
  50. The brightest planet is
    (1) Venus
    (2) Mercury
    (3) Jupiter
    (4) Mars

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    Solution :  1

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