General Knowledge Question answers for all Examinations


These General Knowledge Questions are helpful in all upcoming competitive exams & entrance tests.

1. The speed of light with the rise in the temperature of the medium
(1) Increases
(2) Decreases
(3) Remains unaltered
(4) Drops sharply

2. Which from the following rivers does not originate in Indian territory?
(1) Mahanadi
(2) Brahmaputra
(3) Ravi
(4) Chenab

3. The gas predominantly responsible for global warming is
(1) Carbon dioxide
(2) Carbon monoxide
(3) Nitrous oxide
(4) Nitrogen peroxide

4. 26th January is India’s
(1) Independence Day
(2) Republic Day
(3) Revolution Day
(4) Parliament Day

5. Which of the following uses non-conventional Source of Energy?
(1) Kerosene lamp
(2) Wax candle
(3) Solar lantern
(4) Torch

6. Electric current is measured by
(1) Voltmeter
(2) Anemometer
(3) Commutator
(4) Ammeter

7. The dynamo is a device for converting
(1) Heat energy into electrical energy
(2) Mechanical energy into electrical energy
(3) Magnetic energy into electrical energy
(4) None of these

8. Galvanised Iron sheets have a coating of
(1) Tin
(2) Lead
(3) Zinc
(4) Chromium

9. The hardest substance available on earth is
(1) Platinum
(2) Diamond
(3) Quartz
(4) gold

10. Washing soda is the common name for
(1) Calcium carbonate
(2) Calcium bicarbonate
(3) Sodium carbonate
(4) Sodium bicarbonate

11. 2008 Olympic games were held in
(1) China
(2) Greece
(3) Italy
(4) France

12. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Captain of Indian Test Cricket Team?
(1) Sachin Tendulkar
(2) Rahul Dravid
(3) Anil Kumble
(4) Mahender Singh Dhoni

13. Who among the following is  coach for the Indian Cricket Team?
(1) Vivian Richards
(2) Gary Kirsten
(3) Kapil Dev
(4) Allan Border

14. The mascot for the 34th National Games held in Jharkhand in 2008, is
(1) Sheru
(2) Roopa
(3) Chauva
(4) None of these

15. With which game is the Agha Khan Cup associated?
(1) Football
(2) Badminton
(3) Basketball
(4) Hockey

16. The term, L.B.W. is associated with which of the following games?
(1) Cricket
(2) Hockey
(3) Football
(4) Polo

17. Wankhede stadium is situated in?
(1) Chandigarh
(2) Bangalore
(3) Mumbai
(4) Chennai

18. The Olympic games are normally held at an interval of
(1) 2 years
(2) 3 years
(3) 4 years
(4) 5 years

19. Jaspal Rana is the name associated with which of the following games?
(1) Boxing
(2) Shooting
(3) Archery
(4) Weight lifting

20. Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports is located at
(1) Kolkata
(2) New Delhi
(3) Jhansi
(4) Patiala

21. A person wants to contest election for the membership of Gram Panchayat, what should be his age?
(1) 18 years or above
(2) 19 years or above
(3) 21 years of above
(4) Minimum 25 years

22. Who summons the joint sitting of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha?
(1) President
(2) Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(3) Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
(4) Prime Minister

23. Which of the following is not a source of revenue to the village panchayat?
(1) Property Tax
(2) House Tax
(3) Land Tax
(4) Vehicle Tax

24. All electioneering campaigns during the time of elections are stopped.
(1) 48 hours before the appointed time of election results
(2) 48 hours before the actual poll
(3) 24 hours before the actual poll
(4) 36 hours before the actual poll

25. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
(1) President
(2) Prime Minister
(3) Parliament
(4) Chief Justice of India

26. The General Budget is presented in the parliament normally in the month of
(1) January
(2) February
(3) March
(4) Last month of the year

27. Who is the signatory on the Indian currency notes in denomination of two rupees and above?
(1) Secretary, Reserve Bank of India
(2) Finance Secretary, Minister of Finance
(3) Governor, Reserve Bank of India
(4) Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance

28. The monetary unit of Bangladesh is
(1) Rupee
(2) Takka
(3) Rupiah
(4) Dollar

29. Sellers market denotes a situation where
(1) Commodities are available at competitive rates
(2) Demand exceeds supply
(3) Supply exceeds demand
(4) Supply and demand are equal

30. Development means economic growth plus
(1) Inflation
(2) Deflation
(3) Price stability
(4) Social change

31. The Abbreviation NAEP stands for
(1) National Atomic Energy Planning
(2) National Adult education Programme
(3) National Authority on Engineering Projects
(4) Nuclear and Atomic Energy Project

32. The Abbreviations PSLV stands for
(1) Polar Survey Landing Vehicle
(2) Polarised Source Laser Viewing
(3) Precise Source Locating Vision
(4) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

33. The term ‘epicentre’ is associated with
(1) Earthquakes
(2) Tornadoes
(3) Cyclones
(4) Earth’s interior

34. Which of the following order is given to the plantes of solar system on the basis of their sizes?
(1) Jupiter, Saturn, Earth, Mercury
(2) Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, Earth
(3) Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn
(4) Earth, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter

35. The solar eclipse occurs when
(1) the sun comes in between the moon and the earth
(2) the earth comes in the between the sun and the moon
(3) the moon comes in between the sun and the earth
(4) None of these

36. The removal of top soil by water or wind is called
(1) Soil wash
(2) Soil erosion
(3) Soil creep
(4) Silting of soil

37. Which of the following is suitable for growing cotton?
(1) Sandy soil
(2) Clayey soil
(3) Black soil
(4) Alluvial soil

38. Bandipur Sanctuary is located in the State of
(1) Tamil Nadu
(2) Uttar Pradesh
(3) Karnataka
(4) Madhya Pradesh

39. Largest State in terms of area, in India is
(1) Assam
(2) Rajasthan
(3) Madhya Pradesh
(4) Jammu and Kashmir

40. Koraput is related to which of the following Industry
(1) Aeroplane
(2) Ship building
(3) Iron and steel
(4) Electric locomotives

41. Which of the following group of States is the largest producer of tea?
(1) West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh
(2) Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan
(3) Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand
(4) West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka

42. Which of these has the largest river basin?
(1) Brahmaputra
(2) Ganga
(3) Godavari
(4) Sutlej

43. The Indus Valley Civilization was famous for
(1) Well-planned cities
(2) Efficient civil organization
(3) Development of Art and Architecture
(4) All of these

44. The Red Fort of Delhi was built by
(1) Akbar
(2) Shahjehan
(3) Jahangir
(4) Sher Shah

45. The ancient name of the city of Patna is
(1) Pataliputra
(2) Kanauj
(3) Kausambi
(4) Kapilavastu

46. The ancient kingdom of “Avanti” had its capital at
(1) Vaishali
(2) Kausambi
(3) Ujjain
(4) Ayodhya

47. When did Vasco-da-Gama come to India
(1) 1492
(2) 1498
(3) 1398
(4) 1542

48. The General who gave the firing order at Jallianwala Bag was
(1) Tegart
(2) Cornwallis
(3) Simpson
(4) O. Dwyer

49. Gandhiji started Satyagraha in 1919 to protest against the
(1) Rowlatt Act
(2) Salt Law
(3) Act of 1909
(4) Jallianwala Bagh Messacre

50. The Britishers come to India as traders and formed company named
(1) Indo-British Company
(2) The Great Britain Company
(3) Eastern India Company
(4) East India Company

51. Mahatma Gandhi was born in
(1) Wardha
(2) Porbander
(3) Sabarmati
(4) Ahmedabad

52. Who gave the slogan “You give me blood, I promise you freedom”?
(1) Bhagat Singh
(2) Chandra Shekhar Azad
(3) Subhash Chandra Bose
(4) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

53. In which State is Jawahar Tunnel located?
(1) Himachal Pradesh
(2) Uttaranchal
(3) Goa
(4) Jammu and Kashmir

54. Where did the dance form “Mohini Attam” develop?
(1) Manipur
(2) Kerala
(3) Karnataka
(4) Tamil Nadu

55. On selling three articles at the cost of four article, there will be profit of
(1) 25%
(2) 100/3 %
(3) 75/2%
(4) 40%

56. By selling an article for Rs. 40, there is loss of 40%. By selling it for Rs. 80 there is
(1) Gain of 20%
(2) Loss of 10%
(3) Loss of 20%
(4) Gain of 10%

57. A number consists of two digits whose sum is 8. If 8 is subtracted from the number, the digits interchange their places. The number is
(1) 44
(2) 35
(3) 62
(4) 33

58. A horse is tied to a peg hammered at one of the corner of a rectangular grass field of 40 m by 24 m by a rope 14 m long. Over how much area of the field can the horse graze?
(1) 154 m2
(2) 308 m2
(3) 240 m2
(4) 480 m2

59. The sides of a triangle are in the ratio 3 : 5 : 7 and its perimeter is 30 cm. The length of the greatest side of the triangle in cm is
(1) 6
(2) 10
(3) 14
(4) 16

60. The radius of a right circular cone is 3 cm and its height is 4 cm. The curved surface of the cone will be
(1) 12 sq. cm
(2) 15 sq. cm
(3) 18 sq. cm
(4) 21 sq. cm

61. The steam engine was invented by
(1) James Watt
(2) James Prescott Joule
(3) New Commen
(4) Isaac Newton

62. Who invented the telephone?
(1) Thomas Alva Edison
(2) Galileo
(3) Alexander Graham Bell
(4) G. Marconi

63. Albert Einsten was a famous
(1) Physician
(2) Chemist
(3) Physicist
(4) Biologist

64. The fractions 7/11, 16/20, 21/22 when arranged in descending order is
(1) 7/11,16/20,21/22
(2) 21/22,7/11,16/20
(3) 21/22,16/20,7/11
(4) 7/11,21/22,16/20

65. If 10% of a number is subtracted from it, the result is 1800. The number is
(1) 1900
(2) 2000
(3) 2100
(4) 2140

66. The number is just preceding 9909 which is a perfect square is
(1) 9908
(2) 9900
(3) 9899
(4) 9801

67. In banking ATM stands for
(1) Automated Tallying Machine
(2) Automatic Teller Machine
(3) Automated Totalling Machine
(4) Automated Transaction of Money

68. Which amongst the following Abbreviations stands for organization related to Indian Defence forces?
(1) DOD
(2) RDSO
(3) DRDO
(4) DRES

69. Which amongst the following Abbreviations stands for organization related to Indian space programme?
(1) NASA
(2) ISO
(3) ISRO
(4) NSAT

70. The injection of anti-toxin is given to prevent
(1) Tetanus
(2) Tuberculosis
(3) Typhoid
(4) Filariasis

71. Dental caries are due to
(1) Viral infection
(2) Contaminated water
(3) Bacterial infection
(4) Hereditary causes

72. Spinach leaves are rich source of
(1) Vitamin A
(2) Iron
(3) Carotene
(4) Vitamin E

73. Which of these is not a mosquito borne disease?
(1) Dengue fever
(2) Malaria
(3) Filariasis
(4) Goitre

74. Oranges are rich source of
(1) Carbohydrates
(2) Fats
(3) Proteins
(4) Vitamins

75. Which acid is produced when milk gets sour?
(1) Tartaric acid
(2) Butyric acid
(3) Lactic acid
(4) Acetic acid

76. AIDS stands for
(1) Acquired Immune Disease Syndrome
(2) Acquired Immunity Deficient Syndrome
(3) Acquired Immune Deficiency
(4) Acquired Infection Deficiency Syndrome

77. Stem cuttings are commonly used for re-growing
(1) Cotton
(2) Banana
(3) Jute
(4) Sugar Cane

78. Persons with which blood group are called universal donors?
(1) AB
(2) A
(3) O
(4) B

79. Silk is produced by
(1) Egg of silkworm
(2) Pupa of silkworm
(3) Larva of silkworm
(4) Insect itself

80. Which amongst the following is the train introduced by Indian Railways bringing travel by AC class within the reach of a common man?
(1) August Kranti
(2) Jan Shatabdi
(3) Garib Rath
(4) Sampark Kranti

81. Approximately how many stations are there on the Indian Railway Network?
(1) 6000
(2) 7000
(3) 8000
(4) 9000

82. The Headquarters of North Western Railway is at
(1) Abu Road
(2) Jodhpur
(3) Ajmer
(4) Jaipur

83. The new electric railway engines are manufactured in
(1) Varanasi
(2) Chittaranjan
(3) Patiala
(4) Chennai

84. Which of the following is true in regard to Indian railway?
(1) It is the cheapest means of transportation
(2) The chief source of income is transportation of goods
(3) It is the only largest employer
(4) All of the above

85. The highest gallantry award in India is
(1) Ashok Chakra
(2) Paramvir Chakra
(3) Mahavir Chakra
(4) Param Vishista Chakra

86. Oscar prize is related to
(1) Literature
(2) Films
(3) Science
(4) Music

87. Arjuna award is given for
(1) Bravery in the battle field
(2) Excellence in archery
(3) Excellence in sports
(4) Excellent service during emergency

88. The first Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature is
(1) Mother Teresa
(2) Rabindranath Tagore
(3) Sorijini Naidu
(4) C.V. Raman

89. Bismillah Khan is related to
(1) Tabla
(2) Sarod
(3) Flute
(4) Shehnai

90. Who is the external affairs minister in the present union Cabinet?
(1) Shivraj Patil
(2) S.M. Krishna
(3) Priyaranjan Dasmunshi
(4) Pranab Mukherjee

91. Who is the present Union Agriculture Minister?
(1) Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
(2) Manishankar Iyyer
(3) Sharad Pawar
(4) Kamalnath

92. Who is the present union Tourism and Culture Minister?
(1) Ambika Soni
(2) Kapil Sibbal
(3) Renuka Chaudhary
(4) Sushil Kumar Shinde

93. Who is the chairman of senior selection committee in BCCI?
(1) Sunil Gavaskar
(2) Dilip Vengasarkar
(3) Krishnamachari Srikkanth

(4) Chetan Chauhan

94. The assembly elections were held recently in two states namely
(1) Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh
(2) Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh
(3) Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat
(4) Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh

95. Thermometer is related to degree in the same way as clock is related to
(1) Wall
(2) Tower
(3) Hour
(4) Cock

96. The headquarters of the United Nations Union is located at
(1) Geneva
(2) New York
(3) Rome
(4) Washington

97. To work on mobile cell phone which of the following is/are required?
(1) Favourable handset
(2) Sim card
(3) Service provider network
(4) All of the above

98. Find the root value of 36.1 / 102.4
(1) 61 / 34
(2) 19 / 31
(3) 19 / 32
(4) 19 / 33

99. Which of the following keys of personal computer is not available in the key board of traditional typewriters?
(1) Tab
(2) Spacebar
(3) Enter
(4) Backspace

100. Which of the following words is not related to the functioning of Internet?
(1) www
(2) http
(3) e-mail
(4) MS Word

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