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(POST: GROUP D ) E.NO.1/2008

1. The term ‘Satyagraha’ is associated with
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai (D) G.K.Gokhale

2. The first popular revolt against the British (also called the Sepoy Mutiny) happened in the
(A) 1857 (B) 1867
(C) 1877 (D) 1897

3. “Do or Die” was one of the most powerful slogans of India’s freedom struggle. Who gave it ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) B. G. Tilak (D) Subhash Chandra Bose

4. ‘Thanas’ was established during the British period by
(A) Cornwallis (B) Warren Hastings
(C) William Bentinck (D) Wellesley

5. Which of the British rulers was associated with the ‘abolition of sati’ ?
(A) William Bentinck (B) Warren Hastings
(C) Robert Clive (D) Dalhousie

6. Whose reign is considered as the golden age of Mughal architecture ?
(A) Shah Jahan (B) Jahangir
(C) Aurangzeb (D) Akbar

7. Fort William in Bengal was constructed by the
(A) British (B) Portuguese
(C) Dutch (D) French

8. Who founded the Ahom kingdom of Assam ?
(A) Sukapha (B) Bamunikonwar
(C) Dihingia Raja (D) Khora Raja

9. Who established the ‘satras’ in Assam ?
(A) Nathmuni (B) Srimanta Sankaradeva
(C) Ramananda (D) Kabir

10. To promote trade and commerce, Sher Shah constructed many roads. The most famous of
them was the Grand Trunk Road. It ran from
(A) Gujarat to Delhi (B) Bengal to Punjab
(C) Delhi to Lahore (D) Delhi to Kashmir

11. In the battle of Saraighat in 1671 A.D.
(A) Mir Jumla defeated the Ahom king Jayadhwaj Singha
(B) The Ahom king Jayadhwaj Singha defeated Mir Jumla
(C) The Ahom general Bir Lachit defeated the Mughal general Ram Singh
(D) The Mughal general Ram Singh defeated the Ahom general Bir Lachit

12. A very special tank, which archaeologists call the Great Bath was found in the ancient city of
(A) Mohenjodaro (B) Lothal
(C) Harappa (D) Kalibangan

13. Ashoka the Great belonged to the
(A) Mughal dynasty (B) Maurya dynasty
(C) Slave dynasty (D) British Empire

14. ‘Abhijnanam Sakuntalam’ was written by
(A) Kalidas (B) Kautilya
(C) Harshavardhana (D) Banabhatta

15. First Indo – Pak war was started in the year
(A) 1945 (B) 1947
(C) 1949 (D) 1950

16. What is 20% of 200 ?
(A) 20 (B) 40
(C) 60 (D) 80

17. Choose the greatest from the following ?
(A) 9.90 (B) 9.99
(C) 9.09 (D) 0.99

18. How many months have 30 days ?
(A) 4 (B) 5
(C) 6 (D) 7

19. Fill in the blank in the series with an appropriate letter.
A C E G I K __ O
(A) M (B) N
(C) L (D) P

20. Choose the odd one out.
(A) Rose (B) Lotus
(C) Jasmine (D) Cauliflower

21. Find one angle of an equilateral triangle.
(A) 60 degree (B) 90 degree
(C) 45 degree (D) 30 degree

22. If the mean (average) of 5 numbers is 5.4 what is the total sum of these numbers ?
(A) 20 (B) 24
(C) 26 (D) 27

23. If x = 5, y = 3, z = 9 find the value of 4x – 3y + 7z.
(A) 64 (B) 74
(C) 84 (D) 94

24. At what rate of simple interest will Rs. 525/- amount to Rs. 588/- at the end of 3 years.
(A) 4% (B) 6%
(C) 8% (D) 10%

25. Find the square root of 15876
(A) 156 (B) 146
(C) 126 (D) 116

26. What is the greatest prime number between 1 and 10 ?
(A) 7 (B) 8
(C) 9 (D) 10

27. The area of a rectangle whose length and breadth are 12 cm and 4 cm respectively is
(A) 16 sq cm (B) 48 sq cm
(C) 8 sq cm (D) 20 sq cm

28. How many lines can be drawn through two points in a plane ?
(A) 4 (B) 3
(C) 2 (D) 1

29. Adding 1 to the greatest 5 digit number, should give
(A) smallest 6 digit number (B) another 5 digit number
(C) greatest 6 digit number (D) smallest 5 digit number

30. A vehicle starts from point A and runs 10 kms towards north, turns to its right and runs 15
kms. It then turns to its right and runs another 10 kms to reach the finishing point at B. After
reaching at point B, how far is it from the starting point A ?
(A) 13 (B) 14
(C) 15 (D) 16

31. If the bus fare of 9 passengers is Rs. 1080/-, what will be the bus fare of 21 passengers ?
(A) Rs. 2520/- (B) Rs. 3520/-
(C) Rs. 4520/- (D) Rs. 5520/-

32. How many zeroes (0) are there in 1 crore ?
(A) 5 zeroes (B) 6 zeroes
(C) 7 zeroes (D) 8 zeroes

33. The town newspaper is published every day. One copy has 12 pages. Everyday 11,980
copies are printed. How many total pages are printed everyday ?
(A) 1,43,760 (B) 2,43,760
(C) 3,43,760 (D) 4,43,760

34. The Independence Day was celebrated in 1999 on Monday. On which day was it celebrated
in 2000 ?
(A) Tuesday (B) Wednesday
(C) Thursday (D) Friday

35. Which city in India hosted the Common Wealth Games, 2010 ?
(A) Mumbai (B) Delhi
(C) Kolkata (D) Bangalore

36. Which country won the Football World cup in 2010 ?
(A) Germany (B) Argentina
(C) Brazil (D) Spain

37. Ranji trophy is associated with
(A) Cricket (B) Football
(C) Hockey (D) Badminton

38. The term L.B.W. is associated with which of the following games ?
(A) Cricket (B) Hockey
(C) Football (D) Polo

39. How many teams participated in the Cricket World Cup 2011 ?
(A) 12 (B) 14
(C) 16 (D) 10

40. Which country won the Cricket World Cup 2011 ?
(A) Sri Lanka (B) Australia
(C) India (D) England

41. The name Sachin Tendulkar is associated with
(A) Football (B) Cricket
(C) Chess (D) Hockey

42. The khasi tribe is found mainly in the state of
(A) Chattisgarh (B) Jharkhand
(C) Orissa (D) Meghalaya

43. The Treaty of Yandaboo was signed in the year
(A) 1826 (B) 1856
(C) 1886 (D) 1926

44. World’s longest river is
(A) Nile (B) Amazon
(C) Ganges (D) Yangtze Kiang

45. Malayalam language is spoken in the state of
(A) Maharashtra (B) Meghalaya
(C) Kerala (D) Jharkhand

46. Mona Lisa, world’s most valuable painting was painted by
(A) Leonardo da Vinci (B) John Banvard
(C) M.F. Hussain (D) None of these

47. In hockey, the number of players on each side is
(A) 10 (B) 11
(C) 12 (D) 13

48. Who formed the INA (Indian National Army) to fight the British ?
(A) Subhas Chandra Bose (B) C. R. Das
(C) Mahatma Gandhi (D) Jawaharlal Nehru

49. Which of the following is a kharif crop ?
(A) Rice (B) Wheat
(C) Barley (D) Mustard

50. The central bank of India is the
(C) UBI (D) None of these

51. Which of the following is a major tea producing state ?
(A) Assam (B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Uttar Pradesh (D) Punjab

52. Which of the following states is a major producer of wheat ?
(A) Nagaland (B) Mizoram
(C) Arunachal Pradesh (D) Punjab

53. Which of the following states is an important producer of sugarcane ?
(A) Maharashtra (B) Jammu and Kashmir
(C) Tripura (D) Sikkim

54. The Earth rotates 360 degree in about
(A) 12 hours (B) 24 hours
(C) 36 hours (D) 48 hours

55. A leap year has
(A) 365 days (B) 366 days
(C) 367 days (D) 368 days

56. The occurrence of days and nights is the result of
(A) revolution of the earth around the sun (B) rotation of the earth about its axis
(C) movement of the moon around the earth (D) Newton’s laws of motion

57. The duration of day and night becomes equal at all place on
(A) 21st March and 23rd September (B) 21st March and 21st June
(C) 21st June and 22nd December (D) does not happen

58. Solar eclipse occurs when
(A) the moon comes in between the sun and the earth
(B) the earth comes in between the sun and the moon
(C) the sun comes in between the moon and the earth
(D) None of the above

59. The crust of the earth is divided into two parts – the hydrosphere and the land mass. The land
mass occupies
(A) 50 % of the earth’s surface area
(B) about 29.2 % of the earth’s surface area
(C) 80 % of the earth’s surface area
(D) it keeps on varying

60. The Manas National Park is situated in the state of
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Assam
(C) Himachal Pradesh (D) Jammu and Kahsmir

61. Mausynram receives the highest rainfall in the world. It is located in the state of
(A) Tripura (B) Nagaland
(C) Arunachal Pradesh (D) Meghalaya

62. Green Revolution in India led to a substantial increase in the production of
(A) food grains (B) milk
(C) steel (D) automobiles

63. ‘White Revolution’ in India is related to the development of
(A) dairy industry (B) paper industry
(C) silk industry (D) sugar industry

64. What is a tsunami ?
(A) Name of a flower
(B) Name of a mountain
(C) a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of
(D) Name of a virus

65. Which country was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 resulting in loss of lives
and property ?
(A) Argentina (B) Mexico
(C) Japan (D) Egypt

66. The zonal head quarter of Northeast Frontier Railway is at
(A) New Jalpaiguri (B) Shillong
(C) Guwahati (D) Katihar

67. The railway track in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) is
(A) Narrow gauge (B) Metre gauge
(C) Broad gauge (D) None of these

68. The Palk Strait lies between the countries
(A) Sri Lanka and Maldives (B) India and Sri Lanka
(C) India and Maldives (D) Bangladesh and Myanmar

69. Richter scale measures the magnitude of
(A) volcanoes (B) earthquakes
(C) floods (D) rainfall

70 ‘Jhum’ practiced in the northeastern states of India is a method of
(A) learning (B) agriculture
(C) dancing (D) cooking

71. The Kaziranga National Park is famous for its
(A) Asiatic lion (B) Bengal Tiger
(C) One horned rhinoceros (D) Eagle

72. Which is the largest continent ?
(A) Africa (B) Asia
(C) Australia (D) North America

73. ‘One light year’ is a unit of
(A) time (B) speed
(C) distance (D) sound

74. Which of the following is not a renewable resource ?
(A) forest (B) bio-energy
(C) solar energy (D) petroleum

75. Which is the third nearest planet to the sun ?
(A) Venus (B) Earth
(C) Mercury (D) Mars

76. The Pole Star indicates the direction to the
(A) South (B) North
(C) East (D) West

77. How many countries share land boundaries with India ?
(A) five (B) six
(C) seven (D) eight

78. Kalinga is the ancient name of
(A) Karnataka (B) coastal Orissa
(C) West Bengal (D) Kerala

79. Which of the following is a natural resource ?
(A) Tea (B) Rice
(C) Air (D) Cars

80. The colour of coal is
(A) Black (B) Blue
(C) Orange (D) Red

81. Which of the following fuels are used for running automobiles ?
(A) Wood (B) Coal
(C) Diesel (D) Charcoal

82. Paper was invented in
(A) China (B) India
(C) England (D) Japan

83. Two – thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and, therefore, from the outer
space, the earth appears
(A) blue (B) green
(C) black (D) brown

84. Global warming is increasing at an alarming rate mostly due to increase of the amount of
(A) Oxygen in the air (B) Nitrogen in the air
(C) Carbon dioxide in the air (D) Hydrogen in the air

85. The President of India holds office for a period of
(A) 6 years (B) 5 years
(C) 4 years (D) 3 years

86. The Parliament of India has houses.
(A) two (B) three
(C) four (D) five

87. Which of the following is known as the Pink City of India ?
(A) Bangalore (B) Jaipur
(C) Lucknow (D) Kolkata

88. Who is the President of India ?
(A) APJ Abdul Kalam (B) Somnath Chatterjee
(C) Pratibha Patil (D) Manmohan Singh

89. Which state has the highest literacy rate in the country ?
(A) Kerala (B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Tripura

90. Which of the following states celebrate Bihu festival ?
(A) Himachal Pradesh (B) Assam
(C) Kerela (D) Andhra Pradesh

91. The first silent feature film made in India was
(A) Raja Harishchandra (B) Alam Ara
(C) Kisan Kanya (D) Mother India

92. Stilwell Road (constructed during World War II and originally called Ledo Road ) connected
(A) Northeast India with China (B) India with Afghanistan
(C) India with East Pakistan (D) India with Bhutan

93. 26th January in India is celebrated as
(A) Independence Day (B) Republic Day
(C) Revolution Day (D) Parliament Day

94. Majuli is the largest fresh water river island of the world. It is located in the state of
(A) Tripura (B) Assam
(C) Manipur (D) Arunachal Pradesh

95. The Tawang monastery, the famous Buddhist monastery in India is located in
(A) Bihar (B) Himachal Pradesh
(C) Assam (D) Arunachal Pradesh

96. Sangam literature contains
(A) earliest works in Tamil (B) earliest works in Sanskrit
(C) earliest works in Hindi (D) earliest works in Bengali

97. The river Brahmaputra flows through the state of
(A) Tamil Nadu (B) Jharkhand
(C) Chhattisgarh (D) Assam

98. Which of the following states does not share its boundary with Bangladesh ?
(A) West Bengal (B) Meghalaya
(C) Assam (D) Manipur

99. The temple of Goddess Kamakhya in Guwahati (Assam) is situated at the top of a peak of
(A) North Cachar Hills (B) Karbi Hills
(C) Nilachal Hills (D) Barail Hills

100. The National Anthem (‘Jana – gana – mana’) was composed by
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Rabindra Nath Tagore
(C) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (D) Motilal Nehru

101. The highest civilian award in the country which is given by the President of India on January
26 is
(A) Padma Vibhushan (B) Ashok Chakra
(C) Bharat Ratna (D) Padma Shri

102. Loktak lake is situated in the state of
(A) Assam (B) Nagaland
(C) Manipur (D) Tripura

103. India became an independent country on
(A) 15th August, 1947 (B) 15th August, 1948
(C) 15th August, 1949 (D) 15th August, 1950

104. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was a renowned
(A) classical dancer (B) classical vocalist
(C) poet (D) novelist

105. Dada Saheb Phalke Award is given for outstanding contribution to the cause of Indian
(A) sports (B) literature
(C) cinema (D) handicraft

106. Arjuna Award is given to outstanding
(A) sports person (B) musician
(C) film director (D) sports coach

107. Our national animal is the
(A) Lion (B) Elephant
(C) Tiger (D) Bear

108. Name the capital of Arunachal Pradesh
(A) Itanagar (B) Agartala
(C) Aizawl (D) Imphal

109. The Supreme Court of India is located in
(A) Kolkata (B) New Delhi
(C) Chandigarh (D) Mumbai

110. In India, the first commercially viable oil well was drilled at
(A) Digboi (B) Numaligarh
(C) Barauni (D) Namdapha

111. The Ashoka Chakra depicted centrally on the white stripe of the National Flag has
(A) 12 spokes (B) 22 spokes
(C) 24 spokes (D) 20 spokes

112. Which state is associated with the development of dance form ‘Kuchipudi’ ?
(A) Kerala (B) Maharashtra
(C) Andhra Pradesh (D) Tamil Nadu

113. When a bar magnet is freely suspended, it points roughly in a
(A) east – west direction (B) east – north direction
(C) north – south direction (D) north – west direction

114. An electric motor converts
(A) mechanical energy into electrical energy
(B) electrical energy into mechanical energy
(C) mechanical energy into sound energy
(D) electrical energy into sound energy

115. Electrical fuses installed in the house are connected in the
(A) live wire (B) neutral wire
(C) earth connection (D) none of these

116. Dry ice is basically
(A) frozen water (B) solidified carbon dioxide
(C) solidified nitrogen (D) solidified hydrogen

117. A person climbing a hill bends forward in order to
(A) avoid slipping (B) increase speed
(C) reduce fatigue (D) increase stability

118. We get energy directly from
(A) the sun (B) ocean
(C) space (D) mountains

119. Sound travels at maximum speed in
(A) vacuum (B) air
(C) water (D) steel

120. Echoes are produced when the sound is
(A) reflected (B) diffracted
(C) polarized (D) refracted

121. Air is a mixture of gases. About 78 % of this gaseous mixture is
(A) Nitrogen (B) Oxygen
(C) Carbon-dioxide (D) Hydrogen

122. The universal law of gravitation was propounded by
(A) Kepler (B) Galileo
(C) Newton (D) Copernicus

123. The hardest substance available on earth is
(A) Platinum (B) Coal
(C) Gold (D) Diamond

124. Galvanised iron sheets have a coating of
(A) zinc (B) lead
(C) chromium (D) tin

125. What is laughing gas ?
(A) Sulphur dioxide (B) Carbon monoxide
(C) Nitrous oxide (D) Hydrogen peroxide

126. Balloons are filled with
(A) oxygen (B) nitrogen
(C) helium (D) argon

127. What is the scientific name for common salt ?
(A) sodium carbonate (B) sodium chloride
(C) sodium bicarbonate (D) calcium chloride

128. Ecology deals with
(A) Birds
(B) Cell formation
(C) Tissues
(D) Relation between organisms and their environment

129. Houseflies, dragonflies, beetles and ants are all insects. An insect has
(A) six legs (B) eight legs
(C) four legs (D) five legs

130. Which of the following is an important source of Vitamin C ?
(A) Potato (B) Butter
(C) Orange (D) Fish

131. Which of the following is necessary for burning ?
(A) Carbon dioxide (B) Hydrogen
(C) Oxygen (D) Neon

132. AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by one type of
(A) Virus (B) Bacteria
(C) Protozoa (D) Fungus

133. Which of the following is a reptile ?
(A) Elephant (B) Bats
(C) Snake (D) Ostrich

134. Plants make their own food by a process called
(A) Breathing (B) Transpiration
(C) Photosynthesis (D) Pollination

135. Electricity is supplied to consumers at
(A) 420 kilovolts (B) 33 kilovolts
(C) 220 volts (D) 132 kilovolts

136. The number of chambers in the human heart is
(A) six (B) four
(C) two (D) eight

137. Acids contain at least one atom of
(A) Hydrogen (B) Oxygen
(C) Nitrogen (D) Carbon

138. India’s first mission to moon is called
(A) Prithvi (B) Aryabhatta
(C) Ashoka (D) Chandrayaan-1

139. If a piece of stone weighs 6 kilogram on earth’s surface, what will be the weight of the same
piece of stone on the surface of the moon ?
(A) 6 kilogram (B) 3 kilogram
(C) 1 kilogram (D) 12 kilogram

140. The purity of gold ornaments is measured in ‘carats’. Pure gold is
(A) 20 carats (B) 22 carats
(C) 23 carats (D) 24 carats

141. Diamond is a form of
(A) gold (B) silver
(C) carbon (D) iron

142. Which of the following was first learnt by primitive man ?
(A) agriculture (B) manufacture of wheel
(C) making fire (D) taming animals

143. Who started the Saka era ?
(A) Alexander (B) Kanishka
(C) Ashoka (D) Samudragupta

144. The word India is derived from the river
(A) Indus (B) Ganga
(C) Yamuna (D) Mahanadi

145. The ‘Anga’ is the main scripture of the Jains. It is written in
(A) Pali (B) Prakrit
(C) Sanskrit (D) Hindi

146. Who established the Maurya dynasty ?
(A) Ashoka (B) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Bindusara (D) Kanishka

147. Buddhism was founded by
(A) Siddhartha (also known as Gautama) (B) Mahavira
(C) Fa-Hien (D) Alexander

148. Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. It is situated in the present day
(A) Uttar Pradesh (B) West Bengal
(C) Bihar (D) Madhya Pradesh

149. The first railway line was opened to traffic in 1853. It ran from Bombay to
(A) Delhi (B) Madras
(C) Calcutta (D) Thane

150. The partition of Bengal took place in the year
(A) 1902 (B) 1903
(C) 1904 (D) 1905


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