Saturday, February 6, 2016

SSC Exams General Awareness Study Material

Indian Polity and Constitution Notes
● Eleventh Schedule added by the 73rd Amendment (1992) to the Constitution of India enshrining the powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats has : –29 Subjects
● The fundamental right which says that no religious instruction shall be provided in any educational institution wholly maintained out of State funds is given in : –Article 28 of the Constitution of India
● The Articles of the Constitution of India which deal with legislative relations between the Centre and States in the Indian federal system are : –Articles 245 to 255
● An election to fill any vacancy in the office of President due to his death, resignation or removal or otherwise should be held within : –Six months from the date of occurrence of such a vacancy 
● The proclamation of National Emergency must be approved by Parliament (both houses) : –Within one month
● The President of India can suspend the fundamental rights during national emergency (internal) except : –Right to Life and Personal Liberty (Article 21) and the Right to Protection in Respect of Conviction for Offences (Article 20)

Indian National Movement  Notes
● Permanent Settlement was a feature of : –Zamindari System
● The newspaper brought out by Bal Gangadhar Tilak to promote nationalism was : –Kesari
● Simon Commission was appointed to look into the working of the : –Government of India Act 1919
● Which freedom fighter is known as Lokahitavadi ? –G. H. Deshmukh
● The founder of East India Association was : –Dada Bhai Naoroji 

History and Culture of India  Notes
● The book authored by Zia-Uddin Barni is : –Tarikh-e-Firozshahi
● By which battle was British rule in India established firmly ? –Battle of Buxar in 1764
● Which Indian King defeated Seleucus, the administrator of Sindh and Afghanistan appointed by the Alexander the Great ? –Chandragupta Maurya
● Tipu Sultan died fighting the English forces under : –Lord Wellesly
● In Buddhism Patimokkha stands for : –A collection of rules pertaining to discipline, prohibitions and repentence for infringement 

Economic Affairs of India Notes
● Which commission/committee was formed to study and suggest pricing pattern for oil and natural gas sectors in India ? –B. K. Chaturvedi Committee
● Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna was started in the year : –1999
● Which state is the largest producer of ground nut in India ? –Gujarat
● National Income in India is regularly estimated by : –Central Statistical Organisation (CSO)
● As the economy develops, the share of the tertiary sector in the GDP : –Increases

Geography (India and the World)  Notes
● Tsunamis are caused by : –Earthquakes
● Which current is responsible for increasing the temperature of Western Europe ? –North Equatorial Current
● The top ten most populous states of India U.P., Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, M. P., Rajasthan, Karnataka and Gujarat (in descending order) together account for : –About 76% of the total population of the country
● Zimbabwe was earlier known as : –Southern Rhodesia

Science and Technology  Notes● Brass is formed by : –Zinc and Copper
● Which metal is mixed in gold while making ornaments ? –Copper
● Urea is a : –Nitrogenous fertiliser
● The function of DNA in the body is : –To help in synthesis of proteins
● Aqua regia used by alchemists to separate silver and gold is a mixture of : –Hydrochloric acid and Nitric acid
● Nail polish remover contains : –Acetone

 Agriculture  Notes
● The largest producer of rubber in India is : –Kerala
● India produces : –11% cereals of the World
● India ranks second in rice production after China contributing : –22% rice in the World
● India’s rank in the production of cotton in the world is : –Fourth after China, U.S.A. and Pakistan
● Among the tea exporting countries of the world, India : –Ranks third after Sri Lanka and China

Sports and Games Notes

● Geet Sethi is associated with : –Billiards
● What is the distance of running in a marathon race ? –26 miles 385 yards

GK Notes

● The first Human Development Report by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was published in : –the year 1990 
● The author of the book ‘The Audacity of Hope’ is : –Barack Obama
● The famous Virupaksha temple is located in : –Hampi (Karnataka)
● The causative organism of malignant malaria in human being is : –Plasmodium malarie
● The father of Civil Services in India is : –Lord Cornwallis
● Lignite is a type of : –Coal
● India’s first Defence University is being set-up in : –Haryana
● ‘Swayamsidha’ is a scheme launched by Government of India to help : –Women only
● By which Amendment to the Constitution of India was the voting age lowered down from 21 year to 18 year ? –61st Amendment (Constitution of India) Act 1989 
● Lepcha is an important tribe of : –Dhauladhar Range

SSC Exams Study Material

Indian Polity and Constitution Notes
● The features of federation with a strong centre, vesting of residuary powers in the centre, appointment of state governors by the Centre, and advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in the Constitution of India have been borrowed from : –The Constitution of Canada
● As per the Preamble to the Constitution of India, the objectives of the Constitution are : –Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
● The 42nd Amendment Act of 1976 added four new Directive Principles of State Policy by inserting : –Articles 39, 39A, 43A and 48A
● The ordinance promulgated by the President when Parliament is not in session must be approved by Parliament : –Within Six Weeks from its Reassembly
● The Inter-State Council was constituted by the President in 1990 (as provided in Article 263 of the Constitution) on the recommendation of : –The Sarkaria Commission
● A national emergency has been proclaimed three times so far in India : –In 1962, 1971 and 1975

Indian National Movement  Notes
● Who said “For next fifty years let Mother India be the only god to be worshipped by Indians” ? –Swami Vivekanand
● The Indian National Congress adopted the resolution of Poorna Swaraj in its session at : –Lahore in 1929
● Why did Mahatma Gandhi withdraw Non-Cooperation Movement in 1922 ? –Because of Chaura-Chauri incident 
● During India’s freedom struggle, the reason which led to the first ‘All India Hartal’ was : –Arrival of Simon Commission in 1928 
● Who started the newspaper ‘Bande Mataram’ ? –Bipin Chandra Pal

History and Culture of India  Notes
● The two laws–Vyavahar-Samta and Dand-Samta were introduced by : –Emperor Ashoka
● Which Mughal emperor named the city of Allahabad ? –Akbar
● From which year did Saka era begin ? –78 A.D.
● When Babur invaded India who was the ruler of Vijayanagar empire in South India ? –Krishna Deva Raya

Economic Affairs of India Notes
● The minimum calorie intake determining the poverty line in India in rural area is : –2,400 calories for a rural person
● In which year was Prevention of Food Adulteration Act first enacted ? –In the year 1959
● National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme was launched initially in : –200 districts
● Steel Authority of India was established in the year : –1974
● The largest item of public expenditure in the Union budgets in recent years is : –Interest Payments
● The highest share in power generation in India is of : –Thermal Power

Geography (India and the World)  Notes
● Smog is a combination of : –Smoke and fog
● India’s largest petrochemical factory is situated in the state of : –Gujarat
● Equinox is a state in which the duration of day and night is equal. It falls on : –21st March and 23rd September
● Gokak falls is situated in which district ? –Belgaum (Karnataka)

Science and Technology  Notes● The cause of acid rain in atmosphere is : –Nitrous oxide and Sulphur dioxide
● Two elements which can form a large number of compounds are : –Carbon and Hydrogen
● C. Funk’s name has been associated with the research of : –Vitamins
● The plant dye ‘Henna’ imparts orange-red colour to skin and hairs due to its reaction with : –Proteins and Amino Acids
● Commercial vulcanization of rubber involves : –Sulphur 

Agriculture  Notes
● Which gas is essential for plants to produce their food ? –Carbon dioxide
● The Cereals in India occupies : –54% of total cropped area 
● Aus, Aman and boro are the crops of : –Rice (Sown in West Bengal)
● Wheat which is the second most important cereal crop after rice in India is a : –Rabi crop
● The three varieties of coffee are : –Arabica, robusta and liberica 
● In India, irrigation covers : –33% of the cultivated area 

Sports and Games Notes
● Duleep Trophy is associated with : –Cricket
● ‘Queensberry Rules’ is the name given to the rules in : –Boxing Miscellany 

GK Notes

● The elements of Human Development Index are : –Life Expectancy at Birth, Adult Literacy Rate and Number of People Below Poverty Line 
● Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament which was first set-up in the year 1921 under the provisions of the Government of India Act 1919 presently consists of : –22 members (15 from the Lok Sabha and 7 from the Rajya Sabha)
● In which House of the Parliament is the Presiding Officer not a member of the House ? –In Rajya Sabha
● A market where old and used goods are sold is called a : –Flea Market
● The biochemical processes taking place in the body is known as : –Metabolism
● The instrument used for measuring blood pressure is known as : –Sphygmomanometer
● Gagan Narang is a famous : –Air Rifle Shooter 
● Vachaspati Puraskars are given by : –Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Foundation
● ‘India’s International Bank’ is the branding line of : –Bank of Baroda

Sunday, January 17, 2016


1. The source of the Sun’s energy is the process of:
(a) Photoelectric emission
(b) Nuclear fission
(c) Nuclear fusion
(d) Thermionic emission
2. Which of the following is not a stringed instrument ?
(a) Guitar
(b) Sitar
(c) Trumpet
(d) Violin
3. Who created the unforgettable literary character‘Swami’?
(a) Vikram Seth
(b) R.K. Narayan
(c) Mulk Raj Anand
(d) Harivansh Rai Bachchan
4. Which of the following cities lies to the western-most longitude ?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Nagpur
(c) Bhopal
(d) Hyderabad
5. Arrange the following rivers from South to North.
(a) Cauvery
(b) Krishna
(c) Godavari
(d) Mahanadi
6. What is the animal on the insignia of the RBI ?
(a) Lion
(b) Tiger
(c) Panther
(d) Elephant
7. Which part of India is linked to the border by the Hindustan-Tibet road ?
(a) Shimla
(b) Garhwal
(c) North Bengal
(d) Kashmir Valley
8. Which of the following political groupings has won the highest number of Assembly seats at the general elections held in September-October, 2002 in Jammu and Kashmir ?
(a) Peoples Democratic Party
(b) Indian National Congress
(c) National Conference
(d) Peoples Democratic Front
9. Which is the hottest planet of the solar system?
(a) Mercury
(b) Mars
(c) Earth
(d) Saturn
10. The element which is the. most abundant in the human body is­
(a) oxygen
(b) carbon
(c) iron
(d) nitrogen
11. ‘Kuchipudi dance originated in
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Punjab
(d) Rajasthan
12. Night blindness results from the deficiency of -
(a) Glucose
(b) Vitamin-E
(c) Vitamin-B2
(d) Vitamin-A
13. The details of statecraft are available in the following treatise -
(a) Dharma Shastra
(b) Nyaya Shastra
(c) Artha Shastra
(d) Niti Shastra
14. The country that has come forward to mediate in Sri Lanka is:
(a) Sweden
(b) Norway
(c) India
(d) Austria
15. The Legislative Council in a State in India may be created or abolished by the
(a) President on the recommendation of the Governor
(b) Parliament
(c) Parliament after the State Legislative Assembly passes a resolution to that effect.
(d) Governor on a recommendation by the State Cabinet
16. The lengthiest Constitution in the world is
(a) Indian
(b) American
(c) British
(d) French
17. No Money bill can be introduced in the Lok Sabha without the prior approval of the
(a) Vice-President
(b) President
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Finance Minister
18. When did the British Govt. starl ruling India directly ?
(a) After the Battle of Plassey
(b) After the Battle of Panipat
(c) After the War of Mysore
(d) After Sepoy Mutiny
19. The term ‘secular’ was added in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution by
(a) 41st Amendment
(b) 42nd Amendment
(c) 43rd Amendment
(d) 44th Amendment
20. Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right ?
(a) Right to Equality
(b) Right to Liberty
(c) Right against Exploitation
(d) Right to Property
21. The major harmful gas emitted by automobile vehicle which causes air pollution is
(a) Carbon Monoxide
(b) Methane
(c) Carbon dioxide
(d) Ozone gas
22. Who finally approves the draft Five Year Plan ?
(a) Planning Commission
(b) President
(c) National Development Council
(d) Parliament and State Legislatures
23. The deciding authority of States share in central taxes is the
(a) Finance Commission
(b) Planning Commission
(c) Election Commission
(d) Finance Minister
24. The meausre of a worker’s real wage is
(a) The change in his productivity over a given time
(b) His earnings after deductionat source
(c) His daily earnings
(d) The purchasing power of his earnings
25. Which country is the latest to join the U.N. as a member ?
(a) Switzerland
(b) Hong Kong
(c) Taiwan
(d) East Timor\
26. How many feet has a crab got?
(a) 12
(b) 10
(c) 8
(d) 6
27. When was the Public Service Commission, the original version of the U.P.S.C. set up?
(a) 1st October, 1926
(b) 1st April, 1937
(c) 15th August, 1947
(d) 26th January, 1950
28. The main source of revenue for a State Government in India is
(a) Sales tax
(b) Excise duty
(c) Income tax
(d) Property tax
29. Where is the Swami Narayan temple, Akshar-dham located ?
(a) Dwaraka, Gujarat
(b) Puri, Orissa
(c) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
(d) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
30. Which one of the following is found only in women ?
(a) Thyroid
(b) Pituitary
(c) Ovary
(d) Adenoid
31. Gamma rays can cause
(a) gene mutation
(b) sneezing
(c) burning
(d) fever
32. Which one of the following is NOT a function of kidney ?
(a) Regulation of blood pH
(b) Removal of metabolic wastes from the body
(c) Production of antibodies
(d) Regulation of osmotic pressures of the blood
33. Water in plants is transported by
(a) cambium
(b) phloem
(c) epidermis
(d) xylem
34. Which State of India has the largest reserves of monazite, with a high thorium content ?
(a) Kerala
(b) Karnataka
(c) Gujarat
(d) Maharashtra
35. The Indian Wild Ass (GhorKhur) is found in
(a) Sunderbans
(b) Assam forests
(c) The Rann of Kuchh
(d) Kaveri delta
36. Which U.S. President has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize-2002 ?
(a) John F. Kennedy
(b) William Jefferson Clinton
(c) Jimmy Carter
(d) Franklin D. Rossevelt
37. Who was the Captain of the West Indies team that was defeated by the Indian Cricket team in 1983 to win the Prudential World Cup
(a) Viv Richards
(b) Clive Lloyd
(c) Richie Richardson
(d) Malcolm Marshall
38. Who is the author of the book “Life of Pi” ?
(a) Yann Martel
(b) Rohinton Mistry
(c) Ken Follet
(d) M.J. Akbar
39. How many months of a year, according to the Gregorian calendar, have been named after Roman emperors ?
(a) 0
(b) 1
(c) 2
(d) 3
40. Which State in India, has given the highest number of Deputy Prime Ministers ?
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Bihar
(d) Gujarat
41. Average Revenue means
(a) the revenue per unit of commodity sold
(b) the revenue from all commodities sold
(c) the profit realised from the marginal unit sold
(d) the profit realised by sale of all commodities
42. The Saka era commencing from A.D. 78, was founded by
(a) Kanishka
(b) Asoka
(c) Chandragupta
(d) Vikramaditya
43. Ganhadra school of art came into existence in
(a) Hinayana sect
(b) Mahayana sect
(c) Vaishnava sect
(d) Shaiva sect
44. Which Sufi’s dargah is at Ajmer ?
(a) Baba Farid
(b) Qutb-din Bakhtiyar Kaki
(c) Moinuddin Chisti
(d) Khwaja Bahuddin
45. Who was the architect who designed Taj Mahal’
(a) Mohammad Hussain
(b) Ustad-Isa
(c) Shah Abbas
(d) Ismail
46. Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development ?
(a) The Pottery
(b) Seals
(c) The Boats
(d) The Houses
47. To achieve high rates of growth of national output, the economy has to
(a) reduce the rate of growth of population
(b) borrow foreign capital
(c) step up the rate of savings
(d) increase the rate of investment and reduce the capital output ratio
48. The proceeds of income tax go to
(a) Central Government
(b) State Government
(c) Centre and States
(d) Corporation authorities
49. Where are the Eucalyptus trees found in abundance ?
(a) Mizo Hills
(b) Naga Hills
(c) Manipur Hills
(d) Nilgiri Hills
50. The first solar city of India, is:
(a) Anandpur Sahib
(b) Mumbai
(c) Bangalore
(d) Delhi

 1. (c) 2. (c) 3. (b) 4. (b) 5. (d) 6. (a) 7. (d) 8. (d) 9. (b) 10. (b)
11. (a) 12. (d) 13. (d) 14. (b) 15. (a) 16. (a) 17. (b) 18. (d) 19. (b) 20. (d) 
21. (a) 22. (c) 23. (a) 24. (a) 25. (d) 26. (d) 27. (a) 28. (b) 29. (d) 30. (c) 
31. (a) 32. (c) 33. (d) 34. (a) 35. (c) 36. (c) 37. (b) 38. (a) 39. (c) 40. (d) 
41. (c) 42. (a) 43. (b) 44. (c) 45. (b) 46. (b) 47. (c) 48. (a) 49. (a) 50. (a)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

SSC Sub-Inspector In Delhi Police, CAPFs And Assistant Sub-Inspector In CISF Exam General Awareness Solved Paper

1. The total number of planets revolving around the Sun is– 
(A) Seven (B) Six (C) Eight (D) Five (Ans : C)

2. Nitrogen in water is commonly found in the form of–
(A) Nitrate (B) Nitrous oxide (C) Nitrite (D) Nitric oxide (Ans : A)

3. The forests which act as barriers against cyclones are–
(A) Alpine forests (B) Evergreen forests (C) Monsoon forests (D) Mangrove forests (Ans : D)

4. Red rot of sugar cane is caused by– 
(A) Phylophthora (B) Alternaria alternata (C) Colletotrichum (D) Cercospora personata (Ans : C)

5. Cripps Mission came to India in–
(A) 1946 (B) 1940 (C) 1942 (D) 1945 (Ans : C)

6. Regarding money supply situation in India it can be said that the– 
(A) Currency with the public is more than the deposits with the banks. (B) Currency with the public is almost equal to the deposits with the banks 
(C) Currency with the public is less than the deposits with the banks. (D) Currency with the public is inconvertible only. (Ans : C)

7. Who constructed Humayun's tomb in Delhi ? 
(A) Humayun (B) Haji Begam (C) Akbar (D) Babar (Ans : B)

8. The founder of the 'Arya Samaj' was– 
(A) Annie Besant (B) Vivekananda (C) Dayananda (D) Raja Rammohan Roy (Ans : C)

9. To whom the President has to submit his resignation? 
(A) Speaker (B) Chief Justice (C) Prime Minister (D) Vice President (Ans : D)

10. Who among the following is named as "Haryana Hurricane"? 
(A) Ajay Jadeja (B) Kapil Dev (C) Nawab Pataudi (D) Ajay Ratsa (Ans : B)

11. Aluminium salt commonly used to stop bleeding is? 
(A) Aluminium nitrate (B) Aluminium sulphate (C) Potash alum (D) Aluminium chloride (Ans : C)

12. The first law of thermodynamics is simply the case of? 
(A) Newton's law of cooling (B) The law of conservation of energy (C) The law of heat exchange (D) Charle's law (Ans : B)

13. The equilibrium price of a commodity will definitely rise if there is a/an– 
(A) increase in both demand and supply (B) decrease in both demand and supply 
(C) increase in supply combined with a decrease in demand. (D) increase in demand accompanied by a decrease in supply (Ans : D)

14. The resources which are obtained from biosphere and have life are– 
(A) Potential Resources (B) Biotic Resources (C) Abiotic Resources (D) Renewable Resources (Ans : B)

15. Mac Iver says 'Kinship creates society and society at length creates ……….?' 
(A) State (B) Nation (C) City State (D) Association (Ans : A)

16. Government of India has decided to integrate………. with recent launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.
(A) Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (B) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 
(C) National Rural Livelihood Mission (D) Haryali (Ans : A)

17. The Members of the Constituent Assembly which enacted the Constitution of India were– 
(A) nominated by Governor General. (B) directly elected by the People. 
(C) elected by the Legislative Assemblies of various Provinces. (D) nominated by the Political Parties. (Ans : C)

18. Which one of the following chapters in the Indian Constitution guarantees fundamental rights to the people? 
(A) Part IV (B) Part II (C) Part I (D) Part III (Ans : D)

19. The market equilibrium for a commodity is determined by–
(A) the balancing of the forces of demand and supply for the commodity. (B) the market supply of the commodity. 
(C) the intervention of the Government. (D) the market demand of the commodity. (Ans : A)

20. In a solar or lunar eclipse, the region of earth's shadow is divided into– 
(A) two parts. (B) three parts. (C) four parts. (D) five parts.(Ans : B)

21. Tulsidas wrote 'Ramcharitamanas' during the reign of– 
(A) Akbar (B) Rama Raya (C) Krishnadeva Raya (D) Jehangir (Ans : A)

22. Name the kingdom which first used elephants in wars? 
(A) Magadha (B) Avanti (C) Kosala (D) Champa (Ans : A)

23. Immunisation technique was developed by– 
(A) Edward Jenner (B) Robert Koch (C) Joseph Lister (D) Louis Pasteur (Ans : D)

24. A low interest policy is also known as– 
(A) dear money policy (B) investment policy (C) income generating policy (D) cheap money policy (Ans : D)

25. Which Article of the Indian Constitution defines the duties of the Chief Minister? 
(A) Article 166 (B) Article 167 (C) Article 164 (D) Article 163 (Ans : B)

26. What does the word 'amphibian' mean? 
(A) One life (B) Two lives (C) Four lives (D) Three lives (Ans : B)

27. Chemical name of Gammaxane is– 
(A) Chloro benzene (B) Benzene hexachloride (C) Toluene (D) Aniline (Ans : B)

28. If the Union Parliament is to assume legislative power over and subject included in the State List, the resolution to this effect has to be passed by which of the following ? 
(A) Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and legislatures of the concerned States (B) Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha 
(C) Lok Sabha (D) Rajya Sabha (Ans : D)

29. The largest current, because of its dark waters is known as the 'black current' and that is– 
(A) Gulf Stream (B) Antarctic Current (C) California Current (D) Kuroshio Current (Ans : D)

30. The most abundant element is– 
(A) Silicon (B) Nitrogen(C) Oxygen (D) Calcium (Ans : C)

31. The hydrophilic nature of DNA is due to the presence of– 
(A) a number of hydrogen bonds (B) phosphate group (C) deoxyribose sugar (D) thymine base (Ans : A)

32. In a computer system, which device is functionally opposite of a Key-board? 
(A) Mouse (B) Printer (C) Joystick (D) Trackball (Ans : B)

33. Who among the following Mughal rulers banned music and dancing? 
(A) Aurangzeb (B) Jehangir (C) Humanyun (D) Babar (Ans : A)

34. The largest forest which covers 25 percent of the world's forest land is– 
(A) Monsoon Forest (B) The tropical Rain forest (C) Temperate forests of Europe (D) Taiga forest of Siberia (Ans : D)

35. Economies of a firm are–
(A) Saving in it's production costs (B) An increase in its profits 
(C) Its dominance of the market (D) A reduction in its selling expenses (Ans : D)

36. Total internal reflection cannot take place when light goes from– 
(A) glass to water (B) water to glass (C) water to air (D) glass to air(Ans : B)

37. The sense of balance is achieved by– 
(A) Cerebellum equilibrium (B) Thalamus equilibrium (C) Spinal chord equilibrium (D) Cerebrum equilibrium (Ans : D)

38. RAM is used as a short memory in a computer because it– 
(A) is programmable (B) is volatile (C) has less capacity (D) is very expensive (Ans : B)

39. Which of the following is the major copper-producing country ? 
(A) Sri Lanka (B) Russia (C) Indonesia (D) Chile (Ans : D)

40. Interferons are synthesised in response to– 
(A) Mycoplasma (B) Virus (C) Bacteria (D) Fungi (Ans : B)

41. Who was the Governor-General during the Second Anglo-Mysore War? 
(A) Sir John Shore (B) Warren Hastings (C) Lord Cornwallis (D) Lord Wellesley (Ans : B)

42. An electron microscope gives higher magnifications than an optical microscope because–
(A) The wavelength of electrons is smaller as compared to the wavelength of visible light (B) The electrons have more energy than the light particulars 
(C) The electron microscope uses more powerful lenses (D) The velocity of electrons is smaller than that of light (Ans : A)

43. The fleshy thalamus is edible in– 
(A) Tomato (B) Mango (C) Orange (D) Apple (Ans : D)

44. A reversible and an irreversible engine is working between the same limits of temperature. The efficiency of– 
(A) the irreversible engine is greater than the reversible engine (B) the two engines is equal 
(C) The reversible engine is greater than the irreversible engine (D) Each engine is 100% (Ans : C)

45. Reservation for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the service has been provided in the Indian Constitution under– 
(A) Article 375 (B) Article 335 (C) Article 315 (D) Article 365 (Ans : B)

46. Which of the following is used in the treatment of cancer ? 
(A) Physiotherapy (B) Electrotherapy (C) Chemotherapy (D) Psychotherapy (Ans : C)

47. The States reorganisation in 1956 created………. ? 
(A) 14 States and 6 Union Territories (B) 17 States and 6 Union Territories 
(C) 17 States and 9 Union Territories (D) 15 States and 9 Union Territories (Ans : A)

48. Name the acid attack victim who was honoured with prestigious "International Woman of Courage" award on March 4, 2014 at the State Department Ceremony in Washington by Michelle Obama, first lady of the US. 
(A) Malini (B) Shivani (C) Laxmi (D) Nirbhaya (Ans : C)

49. A clone is a group of individuals obtained through– 
(A) Micropropagation (B) Hybridisation (C) Cross pollination (D) Self-pollination (Ans : D)

50. Who among the following Sultans tried to prohibit sati ? 
(A) Mohammad Bin Tughlaq (B) Alauddin Khilji (C) Firoz Tughlaq (D) Jalauddin Khilji (Ans : A)

Staff Selection Commission Stenographers (Grade 'C' and 'D') Examination 2014 General Awareness Solved Paper

1. Who was the first Indian to become the President of UN General Assembly? 
(A) Natwar Singh (B) Krishna Menon (C) Ms. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (D) Ramesh Bhandari (Ans : C)

2. The confluence of rivers Bhagirathi and Alakanda is at–
(A) Rudra Prayag (B) Vishnu Prayag (C) Karn Prayag (D) Deo Prayag (Ans : D)

3. Which State is called the 'agricultural epitome' of India ? 
(A) Tamil Nadu (B) Madhya Pradesh (C) West Bengal (D) Uttar Pradesh (Ans : D)

4. Hydrogen Sulphide is– 
(A) Yellowish gas with pungent odour. (B) Colourless gas with rotten egg smell. 
(C) Reddish brown gas with fishy odour. (D) Colourless, odourless gas. (Ans : B)

5. The new RBI Governor is– 
(A) Montek Singh Ahluwalia (B) Kaushik Basu (C) Arvind Mayararn (D) Raghuram Rajan (Ans : D)

6. Hydrophobia is– 
(A) Like for water (B) Itch mite (C) Vomiting (D) Fear for water (Ans : D)

7. Find the incorrect pair–
(A) Sariska Sanctuary - Rajasthan (B) AnnamalaiSanctuary – Tamil Nadu 
(C) Periyar Sanctuary - Andhra Pradesh (D) Bandipur Sanctuary - Karnataka (Ans : C)

8. Who appoints the Attorney-General of India ? 
(A) President of India (B) Law Minister of the Union (C) Prime Minister of India (D) Chief Minister of India (Ans : A)

9. Point out from the following the first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha ? 
(A) Sonia Gandhi (B) Sushma Swaraj (C) Margaret Alva (D) Meera Kumar (Ans : D)

10. Which boundary line separates India from Pakistan ? 
(A) Radcliffe Line (B) 17th Parallel (C) Durand Line (D) McMahon Line (Ans : A)

11. Any dispute in connection with the election of Vice-President of India– 
(A) Should be referred to Election Commission (B) May be filed in the Supreme Court 
(C) Must be filed in the Supreme Court (D) May be flied in the High Court (Ans : C)

12. Blue and White Revolutions are related to– 
(A) Poultry and Dairying (B) Fisheries and Dairying (C) Fisheries and Agriculture (D) Fisheries and Edible oil (Ans : B)

13. Lake Lonar is situated in– 
(A) Kerala (B) Maharashtra (C) Gujarat (D) Tamil Nadu (Ans : B)

14. The newly elected Chairman of 'Lalit Kala Academy' is– 
(A) Pt. Bhim Sen (B) Rahul Chakrapani (C) K.K. Chakravorti (D) Vasudev Acharya (Ans : C)

15. The New Zealanders are also known as– 
(A) Sams (B) Kiwis (C) Ashes (D) None of the above (Ans : B)

16. The largest source of pollution in the world is– 
(A) Automobile exhausts (B) Herbicides and pesticides (C) Industrial affluents (D) Sewage and garbage (Ans : C)

17. Among the following liquids which one evaporates faster ? 
(A) Water (B) Alcohol (C) Petrol (C) Kerosene (Ans : C)

18. Wheat harvesting is an example of– 
(A) Gravity separation (B) Chromatographic separation (C) Fractional distillation (D) Extraction (Ans : A)

19. A perfect market situation exists when– 
(A) There are large number of buyers and sellers. (B) There are large number of firms and small number of buyers. 
(C) There are small number of firms in an industry. (D) The firms are not independent of each other. (Ans : D)

20. The only organisation concerned with children's welfare all over the world is– 

21. Who is the author of 'Das Capital' ? 
(A) Dostoevsky (B) Maxim Gorki (C) Lenin (D) Karl Marx (Ans : D)

22. Expand 'RAM' of computer memory– 
(A) Random Access Memory (B) Random Average Memory (C) Read Access Memory (D) Read After Memory (Ans : A)

23. Sir C.V. Raman was awarded Nobel Prize for his experiment on– 
(A) deflection of light (B) scattering of light (C) dispersion of light (D) reflection of light (Ans : B)

24. Which of the following pairs is not correct ? 
(A) Holkar Trophy - Tennis (B) Hero Honda Indian Open - Golf 
(C) Deodhar Trophy - Cricket (D) Subroto Cup - Football (Ans : A)

25. Which of the following makes the major contribution to the revenue of Indian Railways ? 
(A) Goods traffic earnings (B) Sundry earnings (C) Passenger earnings (D) Coaching earnings (Ans : A)

26. Breathing roots are seen in– 
(A) Halophytes (B) Epiphytes (C) Hydrophytes (D) Xerophytes (Ans : A)

27. Which of the following is not a member of G-20 ? 
(A) Bangladesh (B) India (C) Saudi Arabia (D) European Central Bank (Ans : A)

28. Which layer of atmosphere enables us to have wireless communication ? 
(A) Stratosphere (B) Thermosphere (C) Mesosphere (D) Troposphere (Ans : B)

29. The gas used in balloons is–
(A) Oxygen (B) Carbon dioxide (C) Helium (D) Hydrogen (Ans : C)

30. Who defeated the Kings XI Punjab in the final of the IPL-7 played on June 1, 2014 ? 
(A) Chennai Super Kings (B) Delhi Dare Devils (C) Kolkata Knight Riders (D) Sun Risers Hyderabad (Ans : C)

31. Who among the following is not related with 1857 Mutiny? 
(A) Mangal Pandey (B) Chandrashekhar Azaad (C) Rani Lakshmibai (D) Nana Saheb (Ans : B)

32. In which of the following medium sound travels faster ? 
(A) Iron bar (B) Steam (C) Water (D) Carbon dioxide (Ans : A)

33. Which of the following is a non-biodegradable pollutant ? 
(A) Fruits (B) Plastic (C) Mud (D) Leaves (Ans : B)

34. The Mangrove forests of the Ganges Delta are known as– 
(A) Sundarbans (B) Evergreen forests (C) Scrub vegetation (D) Monsoon forests (Ans : A)

35. Who built Fatehpur Sikri ? 
(A) Shershah (B) Shah Jahan (C) Babur (D) Akbar (Ans : D)

36. Which of the following is an example of joint sector enterprises in India? 
(A) Bharath Aluminium Ltd. (B) Maruti Udyog Ltd. (C) Indian Oil Corporation (D) Hindustan Antibiotics (Ans : B)

37. Who is the author of the book 'Lajja' ? 
A) Tasleema Nasreen (B) Shakti Mazumdar (C) Kiran Bedi (D) Anuradha Rai (Ans : A)

38. The transmission of data from a local computer to remote computer is called– 
(A) Installation (B) Configuration (C) Download (D) Upload (Ans : D)

39. How many ventricles are there in human brain ? 
(A) 4 (B) 5 (C) 2 (D) 3 (Ans : A)

40. Fructose is called– 
(A) Fruit sugar (B) Cane sugar (C) Grape sugar (D) Beet sugar (Ans : A)

41. Oxygen is a– 
(A) Supporter of combustion (B) Constituent of all gases (C) Combustible gas (D) Reducing agent (Ans : A)

42. The so called 'Black Hole' tragedy refers to– 
(A) Alleged imprisonment of 123 Englishmen in a small room resulting in death of most of them. 
(B) Confinement of English Prisoners in a Palace. 
(C) Imprisoning the English women and children in room without any window. 
(D) Covering the heads of English Prisoners with black masks. (Ans : A)

43. Spot the odd one from the following– 
(A) Kalapakkam (B) Narora (C) Tarapur (D) Trombay (Ans : D)

44. Circulatory system of starfish is called– 
(A) Water vascular system (B) Haemal system (C) Canal system (D) Gastrovascular system (Ans : A)

45. Identify the odd one among the following– 
(A) SJSRJ : Swarn Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojna (B) NOAPS : National Old Age Pension Scheme 
(C) NREGS : National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (D) SGSY : Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna (Ans : B)

46. The study of the relation of animals and plants to their surroundings is called– 
(A) Geneology (B) Iconology (C) Ecology (D) Ethnology (Ans : C)

47. Which of the following is not a unit of energy ? 
(A) N-m (B) Joule (C) W-s (D) Kg-m/s (Ans : D)

48. Which European statesman was called the "Iron Chancellor" ? 
(A) Moltke (B) Otto Von Bismarck (C) Metternich (D) William I (Ans : B)

49. The human body gets most of its energy, from plant foods, in the form of– 
(A) Minerals (B) Vitamins (C) Carbohydrates (D) Proteins (Ans : C)

50. Who was the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly at the time of framing the Indian Constitution ? 
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (B) B.N. Rau (C) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (D) Jawaharlal Nehru (Ans : B)