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41. Which of the following Union Territories has the lowest population density?

(a) Daman and Diu              (b) Dadra and Nagar Haveli

(c) Andaman and Nicobar    (d) Pondicherry

42. Ram Mohan Roy was given the title of Raja by           .

(a) Lord William Bentinck

(b) Akbar II

(c) Followers of Brahma Samaj

(d) Intellectuals opposing the custom of sati

43. Sarda Act fixed the minimum age of marriage of girls and boys respectively as .

(a) 12 and 16         

(b) 14 and 18

(c) 15 and 21     

(d) 16 and 22

44. Which of the following Bills has/have been passed in the budget session (2015) of Parliament?

(a) 100th  Constitution  Amendment  Bill  for  the  operationalisation  of  the  land boundary agreement between India and Bangladesh

(b) The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015

(c) The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (d) All of the above

45. Who has been appointed the founder President of BRICS bank headquartered at


(a) K.V. Kamath    

(b) Arundhati Roy

(c) Chanda Kocher

(d) U.K. Sinha

46. Which of the following terms is not associated with banking?

(a) e-hut       

(b) e-lobby

(c) I-Watch            

(d) e-Chaupal

47. Justice A.P. Shah Committee has been constituted to look into the issue on.

(a) minimum alternative tax on foreign institutional investors

(b) minimum alternative tax on domestic corporate giants

(c) minimum alternative tax on traders

(d) elimination of deductions under 80C income tax

48. Dynamo converts...........

(a) high voltage into low voltage

(b) electrical energy into mechanical energy

(c) mechanical energy into electrical energy

(d) low voltage into high voltage

49. Which article under the fundamental rights is directly related to the employment of children?

(a) Article 19         

(b) Article 17

(c) Article 23     

(d) Article 24

50. The “Hot Spots” (in context of environment) found in India are            .

(a) Eastern Ghat, Western Ghat

(b) Vindhyan Range, Eastern Ghat

(c) Eastern Himalayan Range, Western Ghat

(d) Shivalik Range, Eastern Ghat

51. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I (Rulers) List-II (Buildings)
A. Aibak 1. Kilokhari
B. Iltutmish 2. Siri Fort
C. Balban 3. Adhai Din ka Jhonpra
D. Alauddin Khilji 4. Sultan Garhi






  A B C D
(a) 3 4 1 2
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 4 2 1
(d) 1 2 3 4








52. Recently an Indian Air Force 2000 fighter aircraft safely landed on...............

(a) Yamuna Expressway

(b) Nasik-Pune Expressway

(c) Vadodara-Ahmedabad Expressway

(d) None of the above

53. A form of government which is headed by an elected representative and not a hereditary monarch is known as ....................

(a) Presidential       (b) Parliamentary

(c) Republican        (d) Democratic

54. Human Rights Day is observed on....................

(a) 24 October            (b) 10 December

(c) 5 June                   (d) 7 April

55. Which organisation is popularly called the “World Bank”?

(a) International Monetary Fund

(b) International Bank for Reconstruc-tion and Development

(c) International Development Agency

(d) International Finance Corporation

56. Opium is obtained from..................

(a) dried seeds as oil

(b) dried leaves by distillation

(c) unripe capsules as latex

(d) roots

57. Amnesty   International,   a   worldwide   human   rights   organisation,   has   its headquarters at..............

(a) London             (b) Geneva

(c) New York          (d) Manila

58. Egypt recently unveiled “gift to the world” by opening which second canal?

(a) Suez Canal 2.0 (b) Grand Canal

(c) Panama Canal  (d) Qaraqum Canal

59. Apex bank in agriculture sector is .................

(a) Punjab National Bank

(b) State Bank of India


(d) Central Bank of India

60. Within how many days the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) is required to make its recommendation on the Money Bill?

(a) 14 days            (b) 18 days

(c) 21 days            (d) 30 days

61. The Adam’s Bridge begins from           .

(a) Dhanuskodi      (b) Mandapam

(c) Pamban            (d) Rameshwaram

62. Sound above what level (in decibels) is considered hazardous noise pollution?

(a) 30 db                 (b) 40 db

(c) 60 db                 (d) 80 db

63. Search  engine  giant  Google  Inc  has  announced  formation  of  new  parent company called...............?

(a) Youpath Inc      (b) Alphabet Inc

(c) Truper Inc          (d) Digiflip Inc

64. An atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry articles obscure the clarity of the sky?

(a) Mist                  (b) Frost

(c) Haze                 (d) Fog

65. Vijnaneshwara (work: Mitakshara) who lived in Kalyana was noted .................

(a) Court poet            (b) Musician

(c) Jurist                (d) Commander

66. Who has been appointed recently as Chief Executing Officer (CEO) of Google?

(a) Sundar Pichai   (b) Jack Ma

(c) Jim Guyan        (d) Satya Nadella

67. Asteroids are found between the planets..................

(a) Mars and Jupiter

(b) Mercury and Venus

(c) Earth and Venus

(d) Jupiter and Saturn

68. The Bihu dance is originated from which State of India?

(a) Andaman and Nicobar

(b) Arunachal Pradesh

(c) Assam

(d) Chhattisgarh

69. Under  Article  267  of  the  Indian  Constitution  provision  of  which  one  of  the following has been made?

(a) Consolidated Fund

(b) Contingency Fund

(c) Expenditure Fund

(d) President’s Fund

70. Under which of the following articles of Constitution, National Emergency can be proclaimed by the President of India?

(a) Article 352        

(b) Article 356

(c) Article 358   

(d) Article 360

71. 8th BRICS Summit will be held in...............

(a) Brazil                (b) Russia

(c) India                 (d) China

72. On whom Bangladesh confers Award of Liberation War Honour recently? (a) Manmohan Singh

(b) Narendra Modi

(c) Arun Jaitley

(d) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

73. Which  one  of  the  following  issues  the  “Global  Economic  Prospects”  report


(a) The Asian Development Bank

(b) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

(c) The US Federal Reserve Bank

(d) The World Bank

74. Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?

(a) Saltwater crocodile

(b) Olive ridley turtle

(c) Gangetic dolphin

(d) Gangetic gharial

75. Who has been selected as the President of ICC recently?

(a) Haroon Lorgat  (b) N. Srinivasan

(c) Sharad Pawar   (d) Zaheer Abbas

76. India is separated from Sri Lanka by ..............

(a) McMahon line   (b) Palk Strait

(c) Maginot line      (d) Bay of Bengal

77. The  atmospheric  layer  responsible  for  most  of  the  weather  phenomena  is referred to as the ...............

(a) Mesosphere      (b) Stratosphere

(c) Ionosphere        (d) Troposphere

78. The  Union  Government  hiked  recently  national  floor-level  minimum  wage  to..............rupees per day.

(a) 137                   (b) 145

(c) 153                   (d) 160

79.  The Government of India has established NITI Aayog to replace the ......................                           

(a) Human Rights Commission

(b) Planning Commission

(c) Law Commission

(d) Finance Commission

80. The earliest occurrence of the mantra famous as Gayatri Mantra is found in the following text:

(a) Bhagwad Gita   (b) Atharva Veda

(c) Rig Veda          (d) Manusmriti

81. What is Rio+20 Conference, often mentioned in the news?

(a) It is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

(b) It is a Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organisation.

(c) It is a Conference of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change.

(d) It is a Conference of the Member Countries of the Convention on Biological


82. Who has been chosen recently for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna?

(a) Sania Mirza           (b) P.V. Sindhu

(c) Virat Kohli            (d) Shubham Jaglan

83. Which of the following geological systems of rocks contain rich reserve of iron ore in India?

(a) Vindhyan system (b) Cuddapah system (c) Gondwana system (d) Dharwar system

84. Which of the following rivers of India cuts across all the ranges of the Himalayas?

(a) Ravi                  (b) Satluj

(c) Beas                  (d) Chenab

85. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are in the...............and its Capital is...............

(a) Arabian Sea; Port Blair

(b) Bay of Bengal; Kavaratti

(c) Bay of Bengal; Port Blair

(d) Bay of Bengal; Panaji

86. The provisions in Fifth Schedule and Sixth Schedule in the Constitution of India are made in order to:

(a) protect the interests of Scheduled Tribes

(b) determine the boundaries between States

(c) determine the powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats

(d) protect the interests of all the border States

87. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Article 39-A-equal justice and free legal aid

(b) Article 40-organisation of village Panchayats

(c) Article 44-uniform civil code

(d) Article 48-separation of judiciary from executive

88. The  ideal  of  “welfare  state”  in  the  Indian  Constitution  is  enshrined  in  its.............

(a) Preamble

(b) Directive principles of State policy

(c) Fundamental rights

(d) Seventh Schedule

89. Select one of the following processes leading to stable population structure:

(a) Increasing birth rate and constant death rate

(b) Decreasing birth rate and increasing death rate

(c) Constant birth and death rate

(d) Constant birth rate and decreasing death rate

90. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List-I (Biosphere reserve)

List-II (Location)
A. Nokrek 1. Kerala
B. Manas 2. Assam
C. Dehang Debang 3. Meghalaya
D. Agasthyamalai 4. Arunachal Pradesh












  A B C D
(a) 2 3 1 4
(b) 3 2 4 1
(c) 1 4 2 3
(d) 1 4 2 3









1. (b)                           2. (c)

3. (d)                           4. (c)

5. (c)                           6. (a)

7. (b)                           8. (b)

9. (c)                          10. (d)

11. (d)                         12. (b)

13. (a)                          14. (b)

15. (d)                         16. (c)

17. (a)                         18. (b)

19. (c)                         20. (b)

21. (a)                         22. (b)

23. (d)                         24. (d)

25. (c)                         26. (b)

27. (d)                         28. (a)

29. (d)                         30. (c)

31. (c)                         32. (b)

33. (b)                         34. (d)

35. (d)                         36. (a)

37. (b)                         38. (b)

39. (b)                         40. (c)

41. (c)                         42. (b)

43. (b)                         44. (d)

45. (a)                         46. (d)

47. (a)                         48. (c)

49. (d)                         50. (c)

51. (a)                         52. (a)

53. (c)                         54. (b)

55. (b)                         56. (c)

57. (a)                         58. (a)

59. (c)                         60. (a)

61. (a)                         62. (d)

63. (b)                         64. (c)

65. (c)                         66. (a)

67. (a)                         68. (c)

69. (b)                         70. (a)

71. (c)                         72. (d)

73. (d)                         74. (c)

75. (d)                         76. (b)

77. (d)                         78. (d)

79. (b)                         80. (c)

81. (a)                         82. (a)

83. (d)                         84. (b)

85. (c)                         86. (a)

87. (d)                         88. (b)

89. (c)                         90. (b)

91. (c)                         92. (d)

93. (a)                         94. (c)

95. (d)                         96. (a)

97. (d)                         98. (b)

99. (a)                        100. (d)

101. (a)                        102. (c)

103. (c)                        104. (b)

105. (b)                       106. (c)

107. (d)                       108. (a)

109. (d)                       110. (b)

111. (c)                        112. (c)

113. (c)                        114. (c)

115. (b)                       116. (c)

117. (a)                        118. (b)

119. (d)                       120. (d)

121. (c)                        122. (c)

123. (a)                        124. (b)

125. (a)                        126. (c)

127. (d)                       128. (a)

129. (b)                       130. (a)

131. (b)                       132. (a)

133. (b)                       134. (c)

135. (b)                       136. (c)

137. (c)                        138. (a)

139. (b)                       140. (d)

141. (b)                       142. (c)

143. (c)                        144. (a)

145. (c)                        146. (b)

147. (b)                       148. (c)

149. (c)                        150. (a)

151. (a)                        152. (c)

153. (b)                       154. (c)

155. (c)                        156. (b)

157. (a)                        158. (d)

159. (b)                       160. (d)

161. (c)                        162. (a)

163. (d)                       164. (a)

165. (c)                        166. (b)

167. (d)                       168. (a)

169. (b)                       170. (c)

171. (a)                        172. (c)

173. (d)                       174. (c)

175. (d)                       176. (d)

177. (a)                        178. (c)

179. (d)                       180. (a)

181. (b)                       182. (b)

183. (c)                       184. (d)

185. (d)                       186. (b)

187. (d)                       188. (d)

189. (a)                       190. (b)

191. (c)                       192. (a)

193. (a)                       194. (b)

195. (b)                       196. (c)

197. (d)                       198. (b)

199. (a)                       200. (b)



General knowledge

2.1. Static: With 33 questions on static, there is an even divide between static and

current GK, the difficulty is fairly high, with breeze questions such as World Bank and Palk Strait and also some bouncers like Opium, etc; out of 33, a good static score in this section would be anywhere above 15 since some of the questions like dates and the geographical ones are common knowledge.

2.2. Current: Extremely easy current section, with 17 questions that are picked directly from the newspaper. A brief daily reading of the newspaper or a monthly reading of the compendiums (speaking from experience) would easily fetch a score of

12+ for the average student who is not very regular with the news, 10 is the bare minimum. Anything below 9 is cause for concern as far as current affairs is the matter.

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