General Knowledge Questions with Answers for Competitive Exams

1. Which of the following gives the correct description of the subdivisions of the Mughal Empire in the-proper descending order?
(A) Subah, Muqta, Pargana
(B) Sbiq, Muqta, Pargana
(C) Subah, Sarkar, Pargana
(D) Subah, Amil, Sarkar
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2. Which one of the following Sultans was advised by Qazi Mughisuddin to act according to the laws of Shariat, but the Sultan rejected his advice?
(A) Jalaluddin Khilji
(B) Alauddin Khilji
(C) Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
(D) Firoz Tughlaq
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3. Launched from Russian Launch Vehicle Intercosmos, this was India's first satellite. It provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system–
The name of this satellite is
(A) Bhaskara I (B) Kalpana 1
(C) Aryabhatta (D) Insat 1A
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4. Bhakta Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal Emperor?
(A) Babar (B) Akbar
(C) Jahangir (D) Aurangzeb
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5. Who was the Mughal Emperor when the Battle of Plassey was fought between the Nawab of Bengal and the English East India Company?
(A) Ahmad Shah
(B) Aziz-ud-din Alamgir II
(C) Muhammad Shah
(D) Shah Alam II
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6. The thermal power plant of Bokaro is located in–
(A) Bihar (B) Chhattisgarh
(C) Jharkhand (D) Odisha
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7. Which one of the following chemicals is used to fuse plant protoplasts in genetic engineering?
(A) Ethylene (B) Polyethylene glycol
(C) Calcium Nitrate (D) Sodium Hydroxide
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8. Which one among the following chemicals is used to prevent sprouting of potato during storage?
(A) ABA (B) Auxin
(C) Cytokinin (D) Maleic hydrazide
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9. Which one of the following causes green house effect?
(A) Cosmic rays (B) Ultra-violet rays
(C) Infrared rays (D) Radio waves
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10. Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution relating to the Panchayats contains–
(A) 18 items (B) 28 items
(C) 19 items (D) 29 items
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11. Who among the following is hailed as the 'Father of Local Self-Government' in India?
(A) Lord Mayo (B) Lord Rippon
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) Mahatma Gandhi
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12. Who of the following acted as the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly?
(A) VP Menon (B) Dr Rajendra Prasad
(C) BN Rau
(D) Dr Sachhidanand Sinha
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13. The father of "Operation Flood" is–
(A) MS Swaminathan (B) Verghese Kurien
(C) Uma Kapila (D) Amartya Sen
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14. Which one of the following companies has started a rural marketing network called 'e-chaupals'?
(A) ITC (B) Dabur
(C) Proctor and Gamble (D) Hindustan Lever
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15. Sun's halo is produced by the refraction of light in–
(A) water vapour in Stratus clouds
(B) ice crystals in Cirro - Cumulus clouds
(C) ice crystals in Cirrus clouds
(D) dust particles in Stratus clouds
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16. Which one of the following statements is correct with reference to our solar system?
(A) The Earth is the densest of all the planets in our solar system
(B) The predominant element in the composition of Earth is silicon
(C) The Sun contains 75 per cent of the mass of the solar system
(D) The diameter of the Sun is 190 times that of the Earth
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17. The European travellers who visited India during the reign of Jahangir and left valuable account of his reign was/were–
(A) William Finch (B) William Hawkins
(C) Francisco Palsaert (D) All of these
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18. In which of the following industries did Indians have a large share from the beginning?
(A) Cotton textile (B) Jute
(C) Coal mining (D) Sugar
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19. Nerpa Akula-II Class Nuclear Attack Submarine, which India will get from Russia, has been renamed as- in the Indian Navy–
(A) INS Chakra (B) INS Viraat
(C) INS Vajra (D) INS Vikrant
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20. Which of the following Governors of Bengal committed suicide in 1774?
(A) Warren Hastings (B) Robert Clive
(C) Cartier (D) None of these
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21. The Governor General of Fort William became the Governor General of India under the Charter Act of–
(A) 1781 (B) 1973
(C) 1813 (D) 1833
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22. Which one among the following has the largest shipyard in India?
(A) Kolkata (B) Kochi
(C) Mumbai (D) Visakhapatnam
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23. Which one of the following codes is the code that is human-readable version of a programme?
(A) Source code (B) Human code
(C) Programme code (D) System code
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24. Cryogenic engines find application in–
(A) washing machine (B) frost free refrigerator
(C) rocket technology (D) sub-marine propulsion
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25. Why is it easier to swim in sea water?
(A) Atmospheric pressure is highest at the sea (B) Sea water contains salt
(C) Density of sea water is higher than the ordinary water (D) None of the above
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