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  1. The word ‘Satyamev Jayate’ has been taken from-
    (a) Manusmriti
    (b) Bhagavad Gita
    (c) Rig Ved
    (d) Mundaka Upanishad
    Ans: (d)

  1. Which one of the following is the initial branch of Indian philosophy?
    (a) Samkhya (b) Mimamsa
    (c) Specialty (d) Charbak
    Ans: (a)

  1. The Buddha’s teachings are related to
    (a) Self-relating dispute
    (b) Brahmacharya
    (c) Religious rituals
    (d) Practices and sanctity of conduct
    Ans: (d)

  1. Which ruler has won Malwa, Gujarat and Maharashtra for the first time-
    (a) Harsh
    (b) Skand Gupta
    (c) Vikramaditya
    (d) Chandragupta Maurya
    Ans: (d)

  1. The Kushan Prince Kanishka became ruler in the year
    (a) 178 B.C. (b) 101 A.D.
    (c) 58 B.C. (d) 78 AD
    Ans: (d)

  1. Which ruler has built Stupa of Sanchi?
    (a) Bimbisar (b) Ashoka
    (c) Harshavardhn
    (d) Pushyamitra
    Ans: (b)

  1. Ramanujacharya is related to
    (a) bhakti
    (b) dvaitavaad
    (c) vishisht advaitavaad
    (d) ekeshvaravaad
    Ans: (c)

  1. The Kandariya Mahadev temple of Khajuraho was built by-
    (a) Parmar (b) Chad
    (c) Rashtrakut
    (d) Chandel
    Ans: (d)

  1. In which of the following area the state of Cholas was exist-
    (a) Vijayanagar area
    (b) Malabar Coast
    (c) Doyel
    (d) Coromandel Coast, parts of the Deccan
    Ans: (d)

  1. Meenakshi Temple is located at
    (a) Tanjore (b) Mekhla
    (c) Madurai
    (d) Mahabalipuram
    Ans: (c)

  1. Which South Indian state had the best village administration-
    (a) Cher (b) Chalukya
    (c) Chol (d) Vanspi
    Ans: (c)

  1. The capital of Chalukya was-
    (a) Vanspi (b) Shravasti
    (c) Kanchi (d) Kannauj
    Ans: (a)

  1. Who was the greatest ruler of the Chalukya dynasty?
    (a) Vikramaditya
    (b) Manglesh
    (c) Pulcchein II
    (d) Pulakeshin I
    Ans: (c)

  1. Which of the fol lowing Chandel ruler was not defeated by Mahmoud Ghajnavi-
    (a) Shank (b) Vidyaradra
    (c) Jashakti (d) Dung
    Ans: (b)

  1. The Dilwara Jain temple located at-
    (a) Assam
    (b) Uttar Pradesh
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Madhya Pradesh
    Ans: (c)

  1. During the reign of which ruler Ibnbatuta travelled to India?
    (a) Muhammad bin Tughluq
    (b) Sikandar Lodi
    (c) Firoj Tughlaq
    (d) Allauddin Khilji
    Ans: (a)

  1. In Sultanate period, most of the rich and the Sultans had belong to which class-
    (a) Turkish (b) Mongol
    (c) Tatar (d) Arab
    Ans: (a)

  1. Sindh was conquered by Muhammad-bin-Qasim in the year of
    (a) 713 AD (b) 716 AD
    (c) 712 AD (d) 719 AD
    Ans: (c)

  1. Who was the court historian of Mahmud Ghazni-
    (a) Hassan Nizami
    (b) Utah
    (c) Firdossi
    (d) Chandrabardi
    Ans: (b)

  1. The slave of Mohammad Ghori who conquered Bengal and Bihar ?
    (a) Qutubuddin Aibak
    (b) Iltutmish
    (c) Bakhtiyar Khaliji
    (d) Yaldus
    Ans: (c)

  1. Which famous historian gave the statement ‘An event . victory without Result’ in the context of victory over Sindh of the Arabs?
    (a) Vincent Smith
    (b) Eliphphstein
    (c) Lanpool
    (d) Max Mular
    Ans: (c)

  1. The tomb of which Mughal ruler is not in India-
    (a) Aurangzeb
    (b) Jahangir
    (c) Humayun
    (d) Babar
    Ans: (d)

  1. The first Vedhshala Jantar . Mantar was established by Sawai Raja Jay Singh at?
    (a) Jaipur
    (b) Ujjain
    (c) Ayodhya
    (d) Delhi
    Ans: (a)

  1. The ‘Asht Pradhan’ cabinet was in the era of –
    (a) Shivaji
    (b) Krishna Deva Rai
    (c) Peshwa Bajirao
    (d) Akbar
    Ans: (a)

  1. Who has implemented the istmarari settlement-
    (a) Wellesley
    (b) Warren Hastings
    (c) Lord Carnavalis
    (d) Lord Dufferin
    Ans: (c)

  1. During the revolt of 1857, who was the British Prime Minister-
    (a) Churchill
    (b) Palmerston
    (c) Bar Attlee
    (d) Gladstone
    Ans: (b)

  1. The Oudh State was merged with British Empire during the time of Dalhousie on the basis of
    (a) Mis-Government Charges
    (b) State defalcate policy
    (c) Subsidiary alliance
    (d) None of these
    Ans: (a)

  1. Hindustan Socialist Republic Association was established by
    (a) Veer Savarkar
    (b) Udham Singh
    (c) Bhagat Singh
    (d) Chandrasekhar Azad
    Ans: (c)

  1. Who established the judicial organization in India?
    (a) Lord Mayo
    (b) Lord Cornwallis
    (c) Lord Attlee
    (d) Lord Curzon
    Ans: (b)

  1. Who said “Nehru is a nation devotee while Jinnah is politician”?
    (a) Sardar Patel
    (b) Mohammed Iqbal
    (c) Mahatma Gandhi
    (d) Maulana Azad
    Ans: (d)

  1. The twin principles of Mahatma Gandhi’s Ram Rajya were?
    (a) Correct and correct goals
    (b) Untouchabili ty and alcohol prohibition
    (c) Khadi and Charkha
    (d) Truth and non-violence
    Ans: (d)

  1. Who among the following was not related to the Swaraj Party?
    (a) Motilal Nehru
    (b) Iyengar
    (c) Rajagopalachari
    (d) Vithal Bhai Patel
    Ans: (c)

  1. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place in the year of ?
    (a) April 13, 1918
    (b) April 13, 1919
    (c) April 23, 1921
    (d) April 13, 1920
    Ans: (b)

  1. Who was the political guru of Mahatma Gandhi?
    (a) C.R. Das
    (b) Dada Bhai Naoroji
    (c) Tilak
    (d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    Ans: (d)

  1. Who was related to ‘Bahiskrit Bharat’?
    (a) Atram Padorang
    (b) Jyotiba Phule
    (c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    (d) B. R. Ambedkar
    Ans: (d)

  1. Gandhi -Irwin accord was signed to stop
    (a) Quit India Movement
    (b) Civil Disobedience Movement
    (c) Non-Cooperation Movement
    (d) None
    Ans: (b)

  1. Who established the first independent Indian government in abroad?
    (a) Barkat Ulla
    (b) Subhash Chandra Bose
    (c) Lala Hardayal
    (d) Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh
    Ans: (d)

  1. The Lahore session of Indian National Congress was in the year of
    (a) 1931 (b) 1929
    (c) 1921 (d) 1930
    Ans: (b)

  1. Unification of Bengal took place in
    (a) 1905 (b) 1908
    (c) 1913 (d) 1912
    Ans: (d)

  1. Who gave this slogan ‘Swaraj is our birth right’?
    (a) Gopal Krishan Gokhale
    (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    (c) Mahatma Gandhi
    (d) Chandrashekhar Azad
    Ans: (b)

  1. Who gave the slogan ‘Do or Die’?
    (a) Tilak
    (b) Jawaharlal Nehru
    (c) Bhagat Singh
    (d) Mahatma Gandhi
    Ans: (d)

  1. Who first started the Home Rule League movement?
    (a) Annie Besant
    (b) Sarojini Naidu
    (c) Surendra Nath Banerjee
    (d) Tilak
    Ans: (a)

  1. Who established the Indian National Congress?
    (a) A.O. Hume
    (b) Surendra Nath Banerjee
    (c) Dada Bhai Naoroji
    (d) Vyomesh Chandra Banerjee
    Ans: (a)

  1. Dada Bhai Nauroji usually known as –
    (a) Punjab Kesari
    (b) Gujarat Ratan
    (c) Gurudev
    (d) Grand Old Man of India
    Ans: (d)

  1. The first split in the Indian National Congress took place in the year of ?
    (a) 1907 (b) 1906
    (c) 1969 (d) 1911
    Ans: (a)

  1. Who gave the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”?
    (a) Subhash Chandra Bose
    (b) Muhammad Iqbal
    (c) Ram Prasad Bismil
    (d) Bhagat Singh
    Ans: (b)

  1. The oldest mountain in India is ?
    (a) Himalayas
    (b) Vindhyachal
    (c) Aravali
    (d) Nilgiri
    Ans: (c)

  1. Nagarjun Sagar Dam is located on the river?
    (a) Mahanadi
    (b) Godavari
    (c) Krishna
    (d) Narmada
    Ans: (c)

  1. The percent age of forest cover in India with respect to whole area is –
    (a) 24.5 (b) 33
    (c) 20 (d) 22
    Ans: (d)

  1. Which one of the following is the lowest rainfall place in India?
    (a) Leh
    (b) Bikaner
    (c) Jaisalmer
    (d) Cherrapunji
    Ans: (a)

  1. India is self-dependent in the production of mineral
    (a) Tin (b) Silver
    (c) Gold (d) Graphite
    Ans: (d)

  1. The Hazira Fertilizer Factory is based on
    (a) Petroleum
    (b) Natural gas
    (c) On the naptha
    (d) On Coal
    Ans: (b)

  1. Which of the following state has highest population of tribes ?
    (a) Bihar
    (b) Madhya Pradesh
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Andhra Pradesh
    Ans: (b)

  1. Bokaro Steel Plant was established with the help of
    (a) USA
    (b) UK
    (c) France
    (d) Soviet Union
    Ans: (d)

  1. Which is the smallest planet in the solar family?
    (a) Pluto (b) Mars
    (c) Venus (d) Mercury
    Ans: (d)

  1. Which is the closest planet to Earth –
    (a) Moon (b) Venus
    (c) Mars (d) Mercury
    Ans: (b)

  1. When does the solar eclipse occur –
    (a) Fourth day on the moon
    (b) New moon day
    (c) Any day
    (d) Full moon
    Ans: (b)

  1. What is marble?
    (a) Sedimentary rock
    (b) Floor blazer rock
    (c) Converged rock
    (d) Igneous rock
    Ans: (c)

  1. Suez canal connects
    (a) Turan and Ontaria
    (b) Bengal and Tripura
    (c) Superior and Michigan
    (d) Superior and Huron
    Ans: (d)

  1. The reason behind the origin of tidal waves in the oceans is –
    (a) The effect of sun
    (b) Earth’s rotating speed
    (c) Combined effects of sun and moon
    (d) Gravity, Centripetal Force and Centrifugal Force
    Ans: (c)

  1. Which is the world’s deepest trench –
    (a) Narthan
    (b) Challenger
    (c) Manhattan
    (d) Ricards
    Ans: (b)

  1. What is the datum line?
    (a) Horizontal line of sea level from which height and depth are measured
    (b) Middle of primary and secondary data
    (c) International date line
    (d) An imaginary line located on 0° longitude
    Ans: (a)

  1. Kalgoorlie in Australia is famous for
    (a) Gold production
    (b) Better Climate
    (c) Education Centre
    (d) Poultry
    Ans: (a)

  1. Which of the following is the world’s sugar bowl?
    (a) Cuba (b) Chile
    (c) India (d) Havana
    Ans: (a)

  1. Which of the following country has highest production of Iron ore ?
    (a) Philippines
    (b) USA
    (c) Soviet Union
    (d) India
    Ans: (d)

  1. Which country is famous as ‘country of Sunrise’?
    (a) Norway
    (b) Japan
    (c) UK
    (d) Finland
    Ans: (b)

  1. Japan’s largest island is
    (a) Hokkaido
    (b) Shikoku
    (c) Hodori
    (d) Honshu
    Ans: (d)

  1. Where is the second completely literate village in India situated ?
    (a) Buddhapur; Delhi
    (b) Adamapur; Bihar
    (c) Balasore; Rajasthan
    (d) Salempur; Uttar Pradesh
    Ans: (a)

  1. The most sparsely populated state of India in terms of population density is-
    (a) Kerala
    (b) Bihar
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Jammu Kashmir
    Ans: (d)

  1. The word ‘Secular in the preamble was added by the amendment of
    (a) 42nd (b) 45th
    (c) 51st (d) 43rd
    Ans: (a)

  1. Who was the President of the ‘Jhanda Samit i’ of the Const ituent Assembly of India?
    (a) C. Rajagopalachari
    (b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    (c) J.B. Kriplanee
    (d) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
    Ans: (b)

  1. The ‘contingency fund’ can be spent by the President through ?
    (a) Time of National Crisis
    (b) After parliamentary approval
    (c) Pre-Parliamentary approval
    (d) Cannot spend
    Ans: (c)

  1. In constitution, the residuary powers are vested in the
    (a) President
    (b) State
    (c) Union Cabinet
    (d) Parliament
    Ans: (d)

  1. Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission, is equivalent to
    (a) Vice President
    (b) Minister of State
    (c) Cabinet Minister
    (d) Supreme Court
    Ans: (c)

  1. The solicitor general is ?
    (a) Government Advocate
    (b) The legal officer of the President
    (c) Legal advisor
    (d) Administrative Officer
    Ans: (c)

  1. The Chief Election Commissioner can be dismissed by
    (a) Chief Justice of Supreme Court
    (b) The President
    (c) Proposal from the cabinet
    (d) On the basis of misconduct cert ified by 2/3 majority of the members of both the houses of Parliament
    Ans: (d)

  1. On 2nd October 1959, the town in Rajasthan where Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, inaugurated the Panchayati Raj in India?
    (a) Nagaur
    (b) Sikar
    (c) Sabarmati
    (d) Nagpur
    Ans: (a)

  1. What do you think by closed economy?
    (a) Export Closed
    (b) Import-export closed
    (c) Import Closed
    (d) Controlled capital
    Ans: (b)

  1. The problem of small industries is ?
    (a) Lack of capital
    (b) lack of marketing information
    (c) Lack of raw materials
    (d) All of the above
    Ans: (d)

  1. The strategy for the development and industrialization of industries was part of the plan
    (a) Fourth
    (b) Second
    (c) Third
    (d) Seventh
    Ans: (b)

  1. In the taxes given below, Which one of the following is the direct tax –
    (a) Income Tax
    (b) Production tax
    (c) Octroi tax
    (d) Sales tax
    Ans: (a)

  1. The meaning of devaluation is
    (a) Decrease in prices
    (b) Decrease in currency value in terms of gold
    (c) Increase in inflation
    (d) Loss in National Character
    Ans: (b)

  1. Which type of mirror is used in the car for seeing the rear end?
    (a) Concave mirror
    (b) Cylinderical mirror
    (c) Convex mirror
    (d) Plane mirror
    Ans: (c)

  1. Long radio waves are reflected by which surface of the earth ?
    (a) Troposphere
    (b) The Ionosphere
    (c) Tropo phase
    (d) Stratosphere
    Ans: (b)

  1. Which of the following plant does not have flower?
    (a) Jackfruit (b) Gular
    (c) Orchid (d) Fern
    Ans: (d)

  1. Who invented Polio vaccine?
    (a) Alexander Fleming
    (b) Jan Salk
    (c) Robert Koch
    (d) Edward Jenner
    Ans: (b)

  1. Which one of the following vitamin causes clotting of blood in human body ?
    (a) Vitamin K (b) vitamin D
    (c) Vitamin E (d) Vitamin C
    Ans: (a)

  1. What is the normal blood pressure of a healthy person?
    (a) 100/50
    (b) 120/80
    (c) 150/100
    (d) 80/100
    Ans: (b)

  1. Within how many days the infant should be vaccinated by BGC?
    (a) 6 months
    (b) Seven days
    (c) Immediately after birth
    (d) 48 days
    Ans: (*)

  1. Bright Disease affects the
    (a) kidney (b) Spleen
    (c) heart (d) Liver
    Ans: (a)

  1. Hysteria disease is generally found in
    (a) Married women
    (b) Old Women
    (c) Young Women
    (d) Young men, women
    Ans: (c)

  1. How does plant cell varies from animal cell?
    (a) mitochondria
    (b) cell wall
    (c) presence of protoplasm
    (d) Cell Vibrant
    Ans: (b)

  1. Most of the digestion occure in which of the following organ of the body
    (a) pancreas
    (b) large intestine
    (c) small intestine
    (d) stomach
    Ans: (c)

  1. The number of Chromosomes in the human body is ?
    (a) 23 (b) 46
    (c) 44 (d) 42
    Ans: (b)

  1. Which animal among the following is not able to digest the fibers?
    (a) Goat (b) Cow
    (c) Elephants (d) Pig
    Ans: (d)

  1. If water pollution continues with this speed, then finally-
    (a) There is a obstacle in rainfall
    (b) Water cycle will stop
    (c) Nitrate will be unavailable for aquatic life
    (d) Oxygen molecules will be unavailable for aquatic life
    Ans: (d)

  1. The habitat of ‘Tharu’ people is
    (a) Arunachal
    (b) Uttar Pradesh
    (c) Madhya Pradesh
    (d) Bihar
    Ans: (b)

  1. The ‘Readiness for Accident’ statement is related to:
    (a) George Bush
    (b) Saddam Hussein
    (c) World Health Organization
    (d) State Road Transport Corporation
    Ans: (c)

  1. The central drug research institute is situated at
    (a) Delhi (b) Shimla
    (c) Lucknow (d) Hyderabad
    Ans: (c)

100.Which of the fol lowing country did not send army in the Gulf war?
(a) Pakistan (b) China
(c) England (d) France
Ans: (b)

101.Winner of 1990 football World Cup is
(a) West Germany
(b) Italy
(c) Soviet Union
(d) England
Ans: (a)

102.The name of the operation by multinational army against Iraq is
(a) Operation Wood Rose
(b) Operation Desert Storm
(c) Operation Desert Field
(d) Operation Black Cobra
Ans: (b)

103.Whose birth centenary was celebrated in 1988?
(a) Charles Darwin
(b) Einstein’s theory of relativity
(c) Ramanujam, mathematician
(d) C.V. Raman discovered the Raman’s effect
Ans: (c)

104.After the attack on Kuwait, the new name given to the Kuwait by Iraq is
(a) Al-fetah (b) Kigjat
(c) Kajima (d) Musroom
Ans: (c)

  1. The total number of members of World Health Organization’s on April -1991 was
    (a) 176 (b) 166
    (c) 146 (d) 156
    Ans: (d)

  1. Magellan spacecraft has been sent to the planet of –
    (a) Pluto (b) Saturn
    (c) Mars (d) Venus
    Ans: (d)

  1. John Major became the prime minister of Britain on?
    (a) November 31, 1990
    (b) November 28, 1990
    (c) September 28, 1990
    (d) December 28, 1990
    Ans: (b)

108.The BJP withdrawn support to the National Front government on –
(a) November 23, 1990
(b) October 28, 1990
(c) October 23, 1990
(d) November 13, 1990
Ans: (c)

109.The Ninth Lok Sabha had been dissolved on –
(a) March 10, 1991
(b) March 16, 1991
(c) March 6, 1991
(d) March 2, 1991
Ans: (a)

  1. United States satellite launch center is located at
    (a) Alamas
    (b) Lass Angels
    (c) Cape Birdo
    (d) Cape Kennedy
    Ans: (d)

  1. Mandal Commission report was presented in year
    (a) 1990 (b) 1983
    (c) 1980 (d) 1977
    Ans: (c)

  1. Which of the following is not a social ordinance?
    (a) Misa
    (b) Anti Dowry Act
    (c) Protection Imp. Civil Rights
    (d) Prevention of Imperial Traffic Act
    Ans: (a)

  1. Alla Rakha is famous player of
    (a) Sarangi
    (b) Pakhavaj
    (c) Tabla
    (d) Sitaravadan
    Ans: (c)

  1. Where is the National Rural Development Institute located?
    (a) Patna (b) Delhi
    (c) Hyderabad (d) Shimla
    Ans: (c)

115.United Nations Proposal Number 660 deals with
(a) Unconditional return of Iraq from Kuwait
(b) Economic blockage of Iraq
(c) Iraq compensates Kuwait
(d) To destroy nuclear weapons
Ans: (a)

  1. When the World Food and Agriculture Organization was established?
    (a) 1964 (b) 1956
    (c) 1947 (d) 1945
    Ans: (d)

  1. Where is the greatest potential of tidal energy in India?
    (a) Madras
    (b) Cochin
    (c) Visakhapatnam
    (d) Bhavnagar
    Ans: (d)

  1. The first woman to get the Jnanpith Award in the field of literature,
    (a) Ashapoorna Devi
    (b) Subhadra Wufmari Chahan
    (c) Amrita Pritam
    (d) Mahadevi Verma
    Ans: (a)

119.Where is the Railway Staff College located?
(a) Madras (b) Baroda
(c) Allahabad (d) Hyderabad
Ans: (b)

120.First ‘India festival’ organised abroad at
(a) Britain, 1982
(b) France, 1958
(c) USA, 1980
(d) Soviet Union, 1983
Ans: (a)

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