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AFCAT 2018 GK QUESTIONS

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1. Which one of the following Indus Valley Civilization sites 10. During Gupta period, which deity was called Lokarka?
gives evidence of a stadium? (a) Sun (b) Ganesha
(a) Harappa (b) Kalibangan (c) Kumara (d) Shiva
(c) Mohenjodaro (d) Dholavira 11. Which of the following was a strong centre of the Pasupatas
2. Indus Valley Civilization was discovered by: during the time of Chandragupta II?
(a) Mathura (b) Kaushambi
(a) Dayaram Sahni (b) R. D. Banerji
(c) Tripuri (d) Udaigiri
(c) Cunningham (d) Wheeler
12. The Chola rulers were generally the worshippers of
3. Who is the most important God in Rigaveda?
(a) Shiva (b) Vishnu
(a) Agni (b) Indra
(c) Sakti (d) Kartikeya
(c) Varun (d) Vishnu
13. The Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram are a witness to the
4. The expounder of Yoga philosophy was : art patronised by the
(a) Patanjali (b) Shankaracharya (a) Pallavas (b) Pandyas
(c) Jaimini (d) Gautam (c) Cholas (d) Cheras
5. The river most mentioned in Rigveda is : 14. Who was the first ruler of the Slave dynasty?
(a) Sindhu (b) Sutudri (a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Iltutmish
(c) Saraswati (d) Gandaki (c) Sultan Mahmud (d) Balban

6. The great law given of ancient time was : 15. Who abolished Iqta system?

(a) Vatsyayana (b) Ashoka (a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Iltutmish

(c) Manu (d) Panini (c) Balban (d) Alauddin Khilji

7. Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana at 16. The Turkish brought with them musical instruments.

(a) Kapilvastu (b) Kushinagar (a) Rabab and Sarangi (b) Sitar and Flute

(c) Bodhgaya (d) Rajgriha (c) Veena and Tabla (d) Tanpura and Mridanga

8. The most important source for the study of Mauryan his- 17. Amir Khusro wrote his famous masanavi ‘Ashiqa’ on the
order of
tory is
(a) Alauddin Khilji (b) Khizra Khan
(a) Mudrarakshasa (b) Natural Historica
(c) Rai Karan (d) Rani Kamla Devi
(c) Devichandraguptam (d) Arthashastra
18. The Sultan who desecrated the Puri Jagannath temple and
9. Who was the mentor of Chandragupta Maurya?
Jwalamukhi temple at Kangra was
(a) Vishakhadutta (b) Chanakya
(a) Balban (b) Alauddin Khilji
(c) Megasthenes (d) Patanjali (c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq (d) Sikandar Lodi
19. The famous poet Amir Khusro was associated with the court 29. Which one of the following was the first English ship that
of came to India?
(a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Alauddin Khilji (a) Elizabeth (b) Titanic
(c) Sikandar Lodi (d) Akbar
(c) Red Dragon (d) Mayflower
20. Which of the following Sultans of Delhi was known as Lakh
30. Which one of the following factories in Bengal was estab-
Bakhsh?
lished by Portuguese?
(a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Balban
(a) Kasim Bazar (b) Chinsura
(c) Alauddin Khilji (d) Jalaluddin Khilji
(c) Hoogly (d) Srirampur
21. In the Sultanate period, the highest rural authority for land
revenue was 31. Which one of the following European trading companies
adopted the “Blue Water Policy” in India?
(a) Rawat (b) Malik
(c) Chaudhary (d) Patwari (a) Dutch company

22. Coins of which Muslim ruler have been image of Devi (b) French company
Lakshmi? (c) Portuguese company
(a) Muhammad Ghori (b) Iltutmish
(d) British East India company
(c) Alauddin Khilji (d) None of these
32. Where in India, did the Portuguese build their first fortress?
23. Before which of his important battles in India did Babur
declare the abolition of Tamgha tax ? (a) Cochin (b) Goa

(a) Panipat (b) Khanwa (c) Anjidiv (d) Cannanore

(c) Chanderi (d) None of these 33. Where did the British East India Company open its first
factory in India?
24. Who among the following had joined Akbar’s Din-i-Ilahi?
(a) Birbal (b) Bhagwan Das (a) Masulipatanam (b) Surat

(c) Man Singh (d) Surjan Rai (c) Bharuch (d) Mumbai

25. Which one of the following had bestowed the title of Jagat 34. Who among the following introduced Cashewnut, Pineapple
Seth to Fatehchand? and Tobacco in India?
(a) Alivardi Khan (b) Sirajuddaula (a) Dutch (b) English
(c) Mir Zafar (d) Muhammad Shah (c) French (d) Portuguese
26. Who was the author of Humayun-nama? 35. Who was Sir George Oxenden?
(a) Humayun (b) Gulbadan Begam
(a) First president of Council of Surat
(c) Badauni (d) Ahmad Yadgar
(b) First governor of Bombay
27. Mansabdari system of the Mughals had its origin in
(c) First president of Council of Madras
(a) Persia (b) Arabia
(d) None of the above
(c) Central Asia (d) India
36. The South Indian ruler who introduced sericulture as an
28. The offsprings of which Mughal emperor were born in a
agro-industry in his kingdom was
Sufi’s Khanqah instead of the Mughal haram?
(a) Humayun (b) Akbar (a) Tipu Sultan (b) Hyder Ali

(c) Shahjahan (d) Aurangzeb (c) Krishnadeva Raya (d) Rajaraja II


37. The statement, “We have crippled over enemy without mak- 44. In which of the following movements, Vande Mataram was
ing our friends too formidable”, is associated with adopted slogan for agitation?
(a) Revolt of 1857
(a) Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
(b) Partition of Bengal in 1905
(b) Third Anglo-Mysore War
(c) Non-cooperation Movement in 1920
(c) Second Angle-Mysore War
(d) Quit India Movement in 1942
(d) First Anglo-Mysore War
45. Devi Chaudharani patronised a historic movement of Ben-
38. To overthrow the British rule, Kuka Movement was organised gal. Find out the correct answer among the options given
below:
in
(a) Weavers Movement
(a) Punjab (b) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Sanyasi Movement
(c) Bihar (d) Maharashtra
(c) Indigo Growers Movement
39. Who was the first Viceroy of India?
(d) Swadeshi Movement
(a) Lord Canning 46. In which of the following sessions of Indian National Con-
gress, the resolution of Swadeshi was adopted?
(b) Warren Hastings
(a) Madras Session 1903
(c) Lord William Bentinck
(b) Bombay Session 1904
(d) Lord Curzon
(c) Banaras Session 1905
40. Which one of the following is known as Mother of Indian
(d) Calcutta Session 1906
Revolutionaries?
47. During which of the following movements, Vande Mataram
(a) Annie Besant (b) Sarojini Naidu became the theme song of the Indian National Movement?

(c) Madam Cama (d) Usha Mehta (a) Champaran Sataygrah

41. The Revolt of 1857 at Lucknow was led by (b) Swadeshi Movement
(c) Anti-Rowlatt Act Agitation
(a) Begum Hazarat Mahal
(d) Non-cooperation Movement
(b) Tantiya Tope
48. Who among the following was not associated with the Home
(c) Rani Laxmi Bai Rule Movement?

(d) Nana Saheb (a) C.R. Das (b) S. Subramaniyam Iyer


(c) Annie Besant (d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
42. Who among the following British persons admitted the Re-
volt of 1857 as a national revolt? 49. The Ryotwari settlement of Madras was introduced by

(a) Lord Dalhousie (b) Lord Canning (a) Cornwallis (b) Wingate
(c) Clive (d) Munro
(c) Lord Ellenborough (d) Disraelli
50. Who started the socio-religious organization “Tattvabodhini
43. “ Poverty and the Un-British Rule in India” was written by Sabha” and its appended journal ‘Tattvabodhini’?
(a) Dadabhai Naoroji (a) Ram Mohan Roy

(b) Ramesh Chandra Dutta (b) Radhakant Dev

(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhle (c) Devendranath Tagore

(d) Surendranath Banerjee (d) Dwarkanath Tagore


51. Which planet takes the longest time to go around the sun? 62. Thunderstorms are associated with
(a) Earth (b) Jupiter (a) Cumulus clouds (b) Cumulonimbus clouds
(c) Uranus (d) Neptune (c) Cirrus clouds (d) Stratus clouds
52 The distance of Moon from the Earth is 63. Which one of the following is not related to plate Tectonic
(a) 364 thousand kms. (b) 300 thousand kms. Theory?
(c) 350 thousand kms. (d) 446 thousand kms. (a) Continental drift (b) Pole wandering
53. The Earth becomes maximum distance from the sun on (c) Transform fault (d) Sea floor spreading
(a) January 30 th
(b) December 22 nd
64. Where is the Blind Valley found?
(c) September 22 nd
(d) July 4 th
(a) River valley region (b) Arid region
54. Which one of the following planets is the brightest?
(c) Karst region (d) Glacier region
(a) Mars (b) Mercury
65. The process of water vapour changing to the liquid state
(c) Venus (d) Jupiter
(water) is called
55. The outermost layer of the sun is called
(a) Sublimation (b) Transpiration
(a) Chromosphere (b) Photosphere
(c) Condensation (d) Dew
(c) Lithosphere (d) Corona
66. The Coriollis Effect is produced by
56. Which of the following planets is known as “Red Planet”?
(a) pressure gradient
(a) Earth (b) Mars
(b) earth’s revolution
(c) Jupiter (d) Saturn
57. The last stage in the life cycle of a star is (c) earth’s rotation

(a) Black Hole (b) Supernova (d) earth’s rotation and revolution

(c) Red Giant (d) White Dwarf 67. Which of the following countries is the largest producer of
58. Cycle of sun spots is diamond?

(a) 9 years (b) 10 years (a) Australia (b) Venezuela

(c) 11 years (d) 12 years (c) Russia (d) Botswana

59. The Indian subcontinent was originally part of a huge mass 68. Which of the following industries should be mainly located
called near the raw material areas?
(a) Indian (b) Aryavarta (a) Iron steel (b) Cotton textile
(c) Angaraland (d) Gondwana land (c) Ship building (d) Engineering
60. The highest salinity is found in which of the following lakes?
69. The ‘Wheat Crescent’ lies in
(a) Van Lake (b) Dead sea
(a) Australia (b) Argentina
(c) Balkash lake (d) Baikal lake
(c) Canada (d) U.S.A
61. Ox-bow lake is a feature formed by
70. In the U.S.A the cotton textile industry shifted from North
(a) River erosion in youthful stage
Eastern states to the south because of
(b) Transportation action of the river
(a) High labour cost (b) Low demand
(c) River erosion in mature stage
(c) Hilly terrain (d) Lack of coal
(d) Deposition in old stage of a river
71. Which of the following countries is the highest producer of 80 The continental shelf is marked by an isobath line of
Uranium in Asia?
(a) 100 metres (b) 200 metres
(a) China (b) India
(c) 300 metres (d) 350 metres
(c) Uzbekistan (d) Indonesia
81. The Great Barrier Reef is located on the coast of
72. The lines of equal transport cost in the industrial location
(a) Central Australia (b) West Australia
model of Alfred Weber are known as
(c) East Australia (d) South Australia
(a) Isoline (b) Isobar
82. Which country has the highest percentage of its geographi-
(c) Isodapen (d) Isotim
cal area under forests?
73. World’s largest reserve of Uranium is found in
(a) China (b) India
(a) Australia (b) Brazil
(c) Indonesia (d) Japan
(c) Canada (d) South Africa
83. Doddabetta Peak is located in the
74. Silviculture is concerned with
(a) Anaimalai (b) Mahendragiri
(a) Making vines
(c) Nilgiris (d) Shevaroys
(b) Growing plants saplings
84. Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is in the state of
(c) Growing spices
(a) Assam (b) Tamilnadu
(d) Market gardening
(c) Uttar Pradesh (d) Kerala
75. The world’s most active volcano is
85. The term ‘operation flood’ refers to
(a) Cotapaxi (b) Fujiyama
(a) Flood control
(c) Kilauea (d) Vesuvius
(b) Milk production
76. The most urbanized country of the world is
(c) Population control
(a) Germany (b) Japan
(d) Foodgrain production
(c) Singapore (d) U.S.A
86. Which of the following cities has an astronomical observa-
77. The demographic transition model was propounded by tory ?
(a) J. Clarke (b) F.W. Notestien (a) Simla (b) Jaipur
(c) G.T. Trewartha (d) J.J. Spengler (c) Amritsar (d) Hyderabad
78. Which one of the following countries does not border the
87. With which country does MacMahon Line form India’s
Caspian Sea?
boundary ?
(a) Azerbaijan (b) Iran
(a) Pakistan (b) Afganistan
(c) Iraq (d) Kazakhstan
(c) China (d) Bangladesh
79. Which one of the following is the busiest ocean route in the
88. Ganga is a result of the confluence of rivers ––– .
world?
(a) Bhagirathi and Alakananda at Dev Prayag
(a) Mediterranean Suez Route
(b) Bhagirathi and Alakananda at Karan Prayag
(b) South Atlantic Route
(c) Bhagirathi and Alakananda at Gangotri
(c) North Atlantic Route
(d) Bhagirathi and Alakananda at Rudra Prayag
(d) Pacific Ocean Route
89. The group of stars arranged in a definite pattern is called 99. The mouth of a volcano is known as
(a) Milky way (b) Constellation (a) Glacier (b) Cone
(c) Andromeda (d) Solar system (c) Crater (d) Pipe
90. Which of the following planets is smaller in size than the 100. Telegraph plateau is a part of
Earth?
(a) North Atlantic Ridge
(a) Venus (b) Uranus
(b) South Atlantic Ridge
(c) Saturn (d) Neptune
(c) Indian Ocean Ridge
91. Which planet is called “Evening star”?
(d) South Pacific Ridge
(a) Mars (b) Jupiter
101. Which one of the following is different from others?
(c) Venus (d) Saturn
(a) Canary current (b) Mozambique current
92. What is the primary cause of the day and night ?
(c) Oyashio current (d) Falkland current
(a) Earth’s annual motion
102. Rift valley is formed by
(b) Earth’s daily motion
(a) Earthquake (b) Folding
(c) Inclination of the earth’s axis and its rotation
(c) Faulting (d) All of these
(d) Inclination of the earth’s axis and its revolution
103. Granite and Basalt are the examples of which of the follow-
93. On which date is the earth in perihelion ?
ing?
(a) June 21 (b) Dec 22
(a) Sedimentary rock (b) Metamorphic rock
(c) January 3 (d) July 4
(c) Igneous rock (d) Calcareous rock
94. The earth is in aphelion on
104. Volcanic eruptions do not occurs in the
(a) June 21 (b) Dec. 22
(a) Baltic sea (b) Black sea
(c) Sept. 23 (d) July 4
(c) Caribbean sea (d) Caspian sea
95. How much is the mass of the moon when compared with
that of the earth ? 105. What is the most important element of climate ?

(a) 1/49 (b) 1/81 (a) Rainfall (b) Temperature

(c) 1/51 (d) 1/8 (c) Pressure (d) Humidity

96. Greenwich mean time is ––––––––––– IST. 106. Roaring forties are the

(a) 5.5 hours ahead (b) 12 hours ahead (a) High velocity trade winds

(c) 4.5 hours behind (d) 5.5 hours behind (b) High velocity westerly winds

97. How much time does the light from the nearest star take in (c) High velocity polar winds
reaching the earth ?
(d) High mangitude tidal waves due to high wind velocity
(a) 12 minutes (b) 4.3 minutes
107. The Great Barrier Reef is located at the
(c) 4.3 hours (d) 4.3 years
(a) East Australian coast
98. The shortest route between two places is along the
(b) Andaman and Nicobar coast
(a) latitudes (b) longitudes
(c) West Australian coast
(c) rivers (d) direction of winds
(d) Mouth of Gulf and Cambay
108. Peanuts are the main crop of 116. Horticulture is concerned with the

(a) Georgia (b) Gambia (a) growing of flowers and fruits

(c) Ghana (d) Guatemala (b) rearing animals for meet and skins

109. Monoculture is a distinct characteristic of (c) farming without crop rotaion

(a) Commercial grain farming (d) cultivation of crops without any machinery etc.
117. What is white coal ?
(b) Shifting cultivation
(a) Petroleum
(c) Subsistence farming
(b) Producing fuel from Thermal power
(d) Organic farming
(c) Producing fuel from Chopped wood
110. Plantation agriculture is practical mainly in the
(d) Producing fuel from Nuclear power
(a) Arid region
118. The deepest lake of the world is
(b) Mediterranean region
(a) Pushkar lake (b) Superior lake
(c) Temperate region
(c) Victoria lake (d) Baikal lake
(d) Tropical region
119. 90° E Ridge lies in
111. Teak and Sal are products of
(a) Atlantic ocean (b) Indian ocean
(a) Tropical dry deciduous Forest
(c) Pacific ocean (d) Mediterranean ocean
(b) Tropical Evergreen Forests 120. What is meant by the term Midnight Sun?
(c) Tropical Thorn Forests (a) Twilight
(d) Alpine Forests (b) Rising sun
112. The natural rubber is obtained from the (c) Very bright moon
(a) bark of trees (b) fruit of trees (d) Sun shining in the polar circle for long time.

(c) roots to trees (d) latex of trees 121. Which article of the Indian Constitution provides for uni-
form civil code for the citizens?
113. What is viticulture ?
(a) Article 42 (b) Article 44
(a) Cultivation of grapes(b) Growing small plants
(c) Article 46 (d) Article 48
(c) Growing tobacco (d) Cultivation of spices
122. The mention of the word ‘justice’ in the Preamble to the
114. Silviculture is concerned with Constitution of India expresses
(a) Making vines (a) social, political and religious justice
(b) Growing plants saplings (b) social, economic and cultural justice
(c) Growing spices (c) social, economic and political justice
(d) Market gardening (d) economic and political justice

115. Which crop is afflicted by the disease called red rot ? 123. Which of the following amendments had reduced the age of
the voters from 21years to 18 years?
(a) Rice (b) Wheat
(a) 52nd amendment (b) 60th amendment
(c) Bajra (d) Sugarcane
(c) 61st amendment (d) 62nd amendment
124. Which of the following schedules deals with the division of 132. How many times has Financial Emergency been declared in
powers between union and states? India so far?
(a) fourth schedule (b) sixth schedule (a) 5 times (b) 4 times
(c) seventh schedule (d) ninth schedule (c) once (d) Never
125. India has borrowed the concept of Fundamental Rights from 133. Which one of the following taxes is levied and collected by
the Constitution of
the Union but distributed between union and states?
(a) UK (b) USA
(a) Corporation tax
(c) Russia (d) Ireland
(b) Tax on income other than on agricultural income
126. Which Article of Indian Constitution is related with the Pro-
(c) Tax on railway fares and freights
tection of the interests of the minorities?
(a) Article 17 (b) Article 29 (d) Customs

(c) Article 30 (d) Article 31 134. Which of the following subjects lies in the concurrent list?

127. Which schedule of Indian Constitution is related to Panchayti (a) Agriculture (b) Education
Raj ? (c) Police (d) Defence
(a) II Schedule (b) VIII Schedule
135. According to our Constitution, the Rajya Sabha
(c) X Schedule (d) XI Schedule
(a) is dissolved once in two years.
128 Which one of the following committees recommended the
(b) is dissolved every five years.
inclusion of fundamental duties in the Indian Constitution?
(a) Barua Committee (b) Ramaswamy Committee (c) is dissolved every six years.

(c) Sikri Committee (d) Swarn Singh Committee (d) is not subject of dissolution

129. Which one of the following is not a part of the ‘basic struc- 136. If the position of President and Vice-President are vacant,
ture’ of the Indian Constitution ? who officiates as the President of India?

(a) Rule of law (a) The Prime Minister


(b) Secularism (b) The Chief Justice of India
(c) Republican form of government (c) The Speaker of Lok Sabha
(d) Parliamentary form of government (d) None of these
130. What was the duration in the making of Indian Constitution ? 137. Voting right by the youth at the age of 18 years was exer-
(a) 1 Year 10 Months and 12 Days cised for the first time in the general election of

(b) 2 Years 10 Months and 5 Days (a) 1987 (b) 1988


(c) 2 Years 11 Months and 18 Days (c) 1989 (d) 1990
(d) 3 Years 6 Months and 7 Days 138 The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to which
131. To be officially recognized by the speaker of Lok Sabha as of the following?
an opposition group, a party or coalition of parties must (a) Prime Minister (b) President
have at least
(c) Rajya Sabha (d) Lok Sabha
(a) 50 members
139. Right to vote is a
(b) 60 members
(a) Social right (b) Personal right
(c) 80 members
(c) Political right (d) Legal right
(d) 1/3 of total members of the Lok Sabha
140. The speaker of the Lok Sabha can resign his office by ad- 148. The mobile court in India is brainchild of:
dressing his resignation to
(a) Justice Bhagwati
(a) The President
(b) Mr. Rajiv Gandhi
(b) The Prime Minister
(c) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(c) The Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(d) The Chief Justice of India (d) Mrs. Pratibha Patil

141. A committee appointed in 1977 to review working of the 149. Which one of the following Amendments of the Constitu-
Panchayti Raj was chaired by tion of India deals with the issue of strengthening of the
(a) Balwant Rai Mehta (b) Ashok Mehta Panchayati Raj?

(c) K.N. Katju (d) Jagjivan Ram (a) 42nd (b) 44th

142. Panchayati Raj in India represents: (c) 73rd (d) 86th


(a) Decentralization of powers 150. The disputes regarding the election of the President and
(b) Participation of the people Vice-President of India are decided by the-

(c) Community development (a) Parliament (b) Election Commission


(d) All of these (c) Supreme Court (d) High Court
143. ‘National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme’ was 151. Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in India is ap-
launched initially in:
pointed by the
(a) 100 districts (b) 200 districts
(a) Chief Justice of Supreme Court
(c) 330 districts (d) All the districts
(b) Prime Minister
144. When was the concept of the HDI introduced by the United
Nations Development Programme? (c) President
(a) 1990 (b) 1991 (d) Law Minister
(c) 1993 (d) 1995 152. The system of Judicial Review exists in
145. In India, the first Municipal Corporation was set up in which
(a) India only (b) U.K. only
one among the following?
(c) U.S.A only (d) India and U.S.A
(a) Calcutta (b) Madras
153. The Supreme Court of India was set up by the
(c) Bombay (d) Delhi
(a) Regulating Act, 1773
146. Who is responsible to make changes in names and bound-
aries of the states? (b) Pitt’s India Act, 1984
(a) Prime Minister (b) Parliament (c) Charter Act, 1813
(c) Rajya Sabha (d) Governor (d) Charter Act, 1833
147. The Prime Minister launched on August 21, 2014, the “Digi-
154. The first High/Supreme Court judge, who voluntarily made
tal India” campaign whose idea is to
his assets public is
(a) change India into an electronically empowered
(a) Justice D.V.S. Kumar (b) Justice K. Chandra
economy
(c) Justice K. Kannan (d) Justice V.C. Srivastava
(b) connect India digitally with other world’s economies
(c) link all railways digitally 155. Which of the following writs literally means ‘we command’?

(d) display the government data and statistics by means (a) Habeas Corpus (b) Mandamus
of displayed digits (c) Prohibition (d) Quo-Warranto
156. The ‘Due Process of Law’ is the characteristics of the judi- 164. What is the source of electrical energy in an artificial satel-
cial system of lite?
(a) India (b) France (a) Solar cell (b) Mini nuclear reactor
(c) U.K. (d) U.S.A
(c) Dynamo (d) Thermopile
157. The number of judges can be modifiedin the Supreme Court
165. The mirror used by a dentist to examine the teeth of patients
by
is
(a) Presidential Order
(a) Concave (b) Convex
(b) Supreme Court by Notification
(c) Plane (d) Cylindrical
(c) Parliament by Law
166. When water is heated from 0°C to 4°C, its volume
(d) Central Government by notification
158. Which High Court has jurisdiction over the State of (a) increases
Arunachal Pradesh? (b) decreases
(a) Guwahati (b) Mumbai (c) first increases then decreases
(c) Kolkata (d) Chandigarh
(d) remains the same
159. Which among the following Union Territory has a Judicial
167. Among the following radiations, which has the highest en-
Commissioner?
ergy ?
(a) Pondicherry
(a) Visible (b) X-ray
(b) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
(c) Ultraviolet (d) Infrared
(c) Daman & Diu
168 A cut diamond sparkles because of its
(d) Lakshadweep
160. Which writ is issued by the High court to the lower courts to (a) hardness
stop legal action? (b) high refractive index
(a) Habeas Corpus (b) Prohibition (c) emission of light by the diamond
(c) Quo Warranto (d) Certiorari
(d) absorption of light by the diamond
161. Scent sprayer is based on
169. The lift of an air plane is based on
(a) Charles’s law
(a) Torricelli’s theorem
(b) Boyle’s law
(b) Bernoulli’s theorem
(c) Archimedes’ principle
(c) Law of gravitation
(d) Bernoulli’s principle
(d) Conservation of linear momentum
162. At which temperature the centigrade and Fahrenheit scales
are equal? 170. Compared to burn due to air at 100°C, a burn due to steam at
(a) 40° (b) – 40° 100°C is

(c) 37° (d) 94.6° (a) less dangerous (b) more dangerous

163. The colour of the star is an indication of its (c) equally dangerous (d) None of these

(a) distance from earth 171. The special technique used in ships to calculate the depth
(b) temperature of ocean beds is

(c) luminosity (a) LASER (b) SONAR

(d) distance from the sun (c) sonic boom (d) reverberation
172. When a body is stationary, then 181. Alum purifies muddy water by

(a) there is no force acting on it (a) Absorption (b) Dialysis


(b) the body is in vacuum (c) Emulsification (d) Coagulation
(c) the force acting on it is not in contact with it 182 Which one among the following is used as a moderator in
(d) the net forces acting on it balances each other nuclear reactors?

173. The clouds float in the atmosphere because of their low (a) Ozone (b) Heavy hydrogen

(a) temperature (b) velocity (c) Heavy water (d) Hydrogen peroxide

(c) pressure (d) density 183. Commonly used antiseptic ‘Dettol’ is a mixture of

174. Sound cannot travel though (a) o-chlorophenoxylenol + terepineol

(a) solids (b) liquids (b) o-cresol + terepineol

(c) gases (d) vacuum (c) phenol + terepineol


175. Soap bubble looks coloured due to (d) chloroxylenol + terepineol
(a) dispersion (b) reflection 184. Cinnabar is an ore of
(c) interference (d) Any one of these (a) Hg (b) Cu
176. Solder is an alloy of (c) Pb (d) Zn
(a) tin and lead 185. Which one of the following mixtures is homogeneous?
(b) tin and copper
(a) Starch and sugar
(c) tin, copper and zinc
(b) Methanol and water
(d) tin, lead and zinc
(c) Graphite and charcoal
177. CNG used in automobiles to check pollution, mainly con-
(d) Calcium carbonate and calcium bicarbonate
sists of
186. Who of the following is known as the Father of Biology?
(a) CH4 (b) CO2
(a) Darwin (b) Lamarck
(c) N2 (d) H2
(c) Aristotle (d) Theophrastus
178. ‘Acid rain’ is caused due to air-pollution by
187. Who is called the Father of Taxonomy?
(a) carbon dioxide
(a) Aristotle (b) Carolus Linnaeus
(b) carbon monoxide
(c) Theophrastus (d) Lamarck
(c) methane

(d) nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide 188. Which of the following is used as an ornamental plant?

179. A device used for the measurement of radioactivity is (a) Psilotum (b) Lycopodium

(a) Mass spectrometer (b) Cyclotron (c) Selaginella (d) Pteris

(c) Nuclear reactor (d) G.M. counter 189. Which of the following gas is necessary for the process of
photosynthesis?
180. Which has maximum calorific value?
(a) O2 (b) CO
(a) Fat (b) Protein
(c) N2 (d) CO2
(c) Carbohydrate (d) Amino acid
190. The water and mineral salts are transported to the various 200 The scientist who firstly explained about the blood circula-
organs by which of the following? tion
(a) A. Leeuwenhoek (b) William Harvey
(a) Xylem (b) Phloem
(c) J.G. Mendel (d) Ronald Ros
(c) Cortex (d) Cambium
201. Which of the following is not a water pollutant ?
191. Turpentine oil is extracted from
(a) Zinc (b) Copper
(a) Nettle (b) Cycas
(c) Nickel (d) Sulphur dioxide
(c) Teak (d) Pine 202. Eco-Mark is given to the Indian products that are
192. Bamboo is classified as (a) Pure and unadulterated
(a) Tree (b) Grass (b) Rich in proteins

(c) Shrub (d) Herb (c) Environment-friendly

193. Which one of the following is a rich source of iron? (d) Economically viable
203. The United Nations Convention on climate change ratified
(a) Carrot (b) Pea
by more than 50 countries became effective on
(c) Rice (d) Spinach (a) March 21, 1994 (b) May 21, 1995
194. Kuttu flour is obtained from (c) June 21, 1996 (d) June 21, 1999
(a) Tapioca (b) Fagopyrum 204. The orderly sequence of change in the vegetation of an area
over time is described as
(c) Plantago (d) Eleusine
(a) biomes (b) succession
195. Which of the following harmones contains Iodine ?
(c) trophic level (d) climax
(a) Thyroxine (b) Testosterone
205. Which one of the following trees is considered to be an
(c) Insulin (d) Adrenaline environmental hazard ?

196. Which organelle in the cell, other than nucleus contains (a) Babool (b) Amaltas
DNA ? (c) Neem (d) Eucalyptus
(a) Centriole (b) Golgi apparatus 206. Solar radiation plays the most important role in the

(c) Lysosome (d) Mitrochondrion (a) Carbon cycle (b) Oxygen cycle

197. Who discovered genetic material ? (c) Water cycle (d) Nitrogen cycle
207. Endangered species are listed in
(a) Crick and Watson
(a) Dead Stock Book (b) Red Data Book
(b) Avery Mclood
(c) Live Stock Book (d) None of these
(c) Friedrich Miescher
208. Mangrove forests in Asia are largely concentrated in
(d) Federik Meischer
(a) India (b) Malaysia
198. The phenomenon of genetic mutation can not occur in (c) Indonesia (d) Philippines
(a) DNA (b) RNA 209. Which one of the following is not related to water pollution ?
(c) chromosome (d) ribosome (a) Eutrophication

199. The study related to the fishes is called (b) Nitrification

(a) Cryptology (b) Sicrotology (c) Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)


(d) Oil slicks
(c) Ichthyology (d) Lepidopterology
210. Which one of the following is designated as the “lungs of 218. A pesticide which is a chlorinated hydrocarbon is sprayed
the world” ? on a food crop. The food chain is: Food crop – Rat – Snake
– Hawk. In this food chain, the highest concentration of the
(a) Mangrove forests
pesticide would accumulate in which one of the following ?
(b) Mid-latitude mixed forests
(a) Food crop (b) Rat
(c) Taiga forests
(c) Snake (d) Hawk
(d) Equatorial evergreen forests 219. Earth summit was held in
211. What term denotes the organisms getting their food from (a) Chicago
others ?
(b) Copenhagen
(a) Heterotrophs (b) Autotrophs (c) Rio de Janeiro
(c) Producers (d) Synthesizers (d) London

212. Supersonic jet causes pollution by thinning of 220. The use of microorganism metabolism to remove pollutants
such as oil spills in the water bodies is known as
(a) O3 layer (b) C2 layer
(a) biomagnification
(c) SO2 layer (d) O2 layer
(b) bioremediation
213. The concept of carbon credit originated from which one of
the following ? (c) biomethanation

(a) Kyoto protocol (b) Earth summit (d) bioreduction

(c) Doha round (d) Montreal Protocol 221. With which sport the term’ Caddie’ is associated?

214. Which one of the following energy is most utilized in biom- (a) Polo (b) Golf
ass ? (c) Bridge (d) Billiards
(a) Atomic energy (b) Solar energy 222. Who is the highest wicket taker in the world in one day
cricket?
(c) Geothermal energy (d) Tidal energy
(a) Kapil Dev
215. Which one of the following is not included under the basic
component of the environment ? (b) Muthia Muralitharan

(a) Abiotic component (b) Biotic component (c) Wasim Akram

(c) Energy component (d) Spatial component (d) Anil Kumble

216. The use of fossil fuels is responsible for the increase in the 223. The famous player ‘Ronaldo’ is associated with which of
amount of which gas in the atmosphere ? the following games?

(a) Nitrogen (b) Carbondioxide (a) Table Tennis (b) Football

(c) Ozone (d) Argon (c) Hockey (d) Volleyball

217. Which one of the following is not helpful in maintaining 224. First youth Olympic games was held in
ecological stability? (a) Japan (b) China

(a) Ecosystem complexity (c) North Korea (d) Singapore

(b) Ecosystem diversity 225. ‘Subroto Cup’ is associated with

(c) Ecosystem uniformity (a) Badminton (b) Cricket

(d) Homeostatic mechanism (c) Chess (d) Football


226. India reached the final of the Davis Cup for the first time in 236. Gagan Narang, whose name has been recommended for
‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award’ is a famous
(a) 1965 (b) 1966
(a) Motor Car Racer (b) Cricketer
(c) 1970 (d) 1971

227. ‘Dipeeka Kumari’ is known for her outstanding performance (c) Air Rifle Shooter (d) Footballer
in which of the following? 237. What is the number of players in Polo and Water-polo re-
(a) Boxing (b) Athletics spectively?

(c) Basketball (d) Archery (a) 2 and 5 (b) 7 and 9

228. Wankhede Stadium is situated in (c) 4 and 7 (d) 6 and 5

(a) Mumbai (b) Delhi 238. Among the following which one is not a football club?

(c) Lucknow (d) Bangalore (a) Arsenal (b) Aston villa

229. National Sports Day is celebrated on (c) Chelsea (d) Monte Carlo

(a) 29th Aug. (b) 4th Dec. 239. Duleep Trophy is associated with the game of

(c) 14th Nov. (d) 28th Oct. (a) Hockey (b) Badminton

230. The term ‘bogey’ is associated with (c) Football (d) Cricket

(a) Cricket (b) Chess 240. How many players are there in Kho-Kho?
(c) Golf (d) Baseball (a) 9 (b) 10
231 Which of the following trophies is not concerned with Foot- (c) 8 (d) 7
ball?
241. What is the National Game of Russia?
(a) Durand Trophy (b) Rovers Cup
(a) Chess (b) Hockey
(c) Euro Cup (d) Ranji Trophy
(c) Table Tennis (d) Baseball
232. In which Indian state did the game of ‘Polo’ originates?
242. ‘Blue Riband Cup’ is associated with
(a) Nagaland (b) Manipur
(a) Rugby Football (b) Netball
(c) Mizoram (d) Kerala
(c) Horse Racing (d) Chess
233. When did the Wimbledon Grand Slam Tennis tournament
start? 243. Which county did Ravi Shastri play for?

(a) 1857 (b) 1877 (a) Glamorgan (b) Leicestershire

(c) 1897 (d) 1898 (c) Gloucestershire (d) Lancashire

234. The sportsperson ‘Soma Biswas’ is associated with 244. India won its first Olympic hockey gold in...?

(a) Sailing (b) Hockey (a) 1928 (b) 1932

(c) Golf (d) Athletics (c) 1936 (d) 1948

235. Which one of the following countries had hosted the first 245. The number of medals won by Indian in the 2010 Common-
winter Paralympic Games? wealth Games-

(a) Sweden (b) France (a) 107 (b) 101

(c) Soviet Union (d) China (c) 105 (d) 98


246. In which year did Milkha Singh win the first National title in 256. Which of the Gallantry award is exactly like Ashok Chakra?
the 400 m race?
(a) Mahavir Chakra (b) Kirti Chakra
(a) 1955 (b) 1956
(c) Vir Chakra (d) Shaurya Chakra
(c) 1957 (d) 1970
257. Which of the following famous financial journals of interna-
247. Who was the 1st ODI captain for India? tional repute confers ‘Finance minister of the year’ Award?
(a) Bishen Singh Bedi (b) Ajit Wadekar (a) Dalal Street
(c) Vinoo Mankad (d) Nawab Pataudi (b) Euromoney
248. First Olympic Games were held in- (c) Business Standard
(a) 776 BC. (b) 798 BC. (d) Money Matters
(c) 876 BC. (d) 898 BC. 258. Manav Seva Award has been instituted in the memory of
249. Which football hero was nicknamed “The Sundance Kid”? (a) Rajiv Gandhi
(a) Jim Forrest Kiick (b) Troy Aikman (b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(c) Brett Favre (d) Joe Montana (c) Indira Gandhi
250. The Flamingo Festival is celebrated in_______? (d) Acharya
(a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Karnataka
259. The journalist who refused to accept ‘Padma Bhushan’ was?
(c) Kerala (d) Jammu & Kashmir
251. Jnanpith Award is given for which field? (a) Shekaran Nair

(a) Journalism (b) Music (b) Khushwant Singh

(c) Science (d) Literature (c) Ratan Thiyam

252. Highest award given to civilian in India is (d) Arun Shourie


(a) Bharat Ratna (b) Padma Vibhushan 260. Which among the following states has won the 10th Na-
(c) Sharam Award (d) Padma Bhushan tional Award for Excellence work in Mahatma Gandhi Na-
tional Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)?
253. Sports coaches receive which of the following awards?
(a) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (a) Madhya Pradesh (b) Karnataka

(b) Dronacharya Award (c) West Bengal (d) Haryana

(c) Arjuna Award 261 Admiral Gorshkov, the Soviet aircraft carrier imported by
India is now named
(d) None of these
254. The second highest Gallantry award is (a) INS Vikrant (b) INS Vikramaditya

(a) Mahavir Chakra (b) Vir Chakra (c) INS Virat (d) INS Vishaal

(c) Arjuna Award (d) Ashok Chakra 262. Which of the following organizations has Sarvatra Sarvottam
Suraksha as its slogan?
255. Vachaspati Samman is given in the field of
(a) Sanskrit Literature (a) Border Security Forece

(b) Medical Science (b) Sikh Light Infantry

(c) Indian Philosophy (c) Indian Air Force

(d) Hindi Literature (d) National Security Guard


263. At which of the following places is the Headquarters of 271. Lt Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy became
South Western Air Command located? the first Indian to complete a solo, unassisted, non-stop
circumnavigation of the world in 2013. What was the name
(a) Vadodara (b) Jodhpur
of the vessel used by him?
(c) Pune (d) Gandhinagar
(a) INSV Mandovi (b) INSV Mhadei
264. Who of the following was the Chief of Army at the time of (c) INS Abhimanyu (d) INS Abhay
Indo-Pak war of 1971?
272. At which of the following places is the Indian National De-
(a) General PP Kumaramangalam fence University being set up?
(b) Field Marshall SHFJ Manekshaw (a) Medak, Andhra Pradesh
(c) General JN Chaudhari (b) Amethi, Uttar Pradesh
(d) General KS Thimayya (c) Gurgaon, Haryana
265. Which of the following was the first aircraft inducted by the (d) Kasargod, Kerala
Indian Air Force (then Royal Indian Air Force) in 1932?
273. At which of the following places is the College of Defence
(a) de Havilland Tiger Moth Management located?

(b) Westland Wapiti (a) Dehradun (b) Pune

(c) Supermarine Spitfire (c) Secunderabad (d) Chennai

(d) Fairchild Packet 274. The highest official rank of Air Force is _________.

266. Which one among the following is the unit raised to protect (a) Air Marshal (b) Supreme Marshal
the naval assets? (c) Air Chief Marshal (d) Chief of Air Force
(a) Sagar Rakshak Bal (b) Sagar Suraksha Bal 275. DRDL stands for
(c) Sagar Prahari Bal (d) Sagar Nigrani Bal (a) Defence Research and Development Laboratary
267. Indian Army's counter-insurgency school is situated in (b) Department of Research and Development Laboratory
(a) Kanker (b) Srinagar (c) Differential Research and Documentation Laboratary
(c) Tezpur (d) Vairengte (d) None of the above

268. Dhanush, a missile inducted into the Indian Navy 276. Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian
Army ?
(a) is a customized and naval variant of Prithvi missile
(a) Gen. K.M. Cariappa
(b) has a range of 700 km
(b) Vice-Admiral R.(D) Katari
(c) can be launched from an aircraft
(c) Gen. Maharaja Rajendra Singhji
(d) cannot carry nuclear warheads
(d) None of the above
269. The commando unit of the Indian Air Force is named
277. Which was the first missile boat of India?
(a) Baaz (b) Garud
(a) INS Vinash (b) INS Khukri
(c) MARCOS (d) Ghatak
(c) INS Shakti (d) INS Ajay
270. On which of the following dates is the Navy Day celebrated
278. Which was the first tanker naval ship in India?
in India?
(a) INS Vinash (b) INS Khukri
(a) January 15 (b) October 8
(c) INS Shakti (d) INS Ajay
(c) December 4 (d) February 1
279. Which was the first nuclear reactor in India? 288. What is the source of electrical energy in an artificial satel-
lite ?
(a) Apsara (b) CIRUS
(a) Solar cells
(c) Dhruva (d) Kaiga
(b) Mini nuclear reactor
280. Who among the following is associated with first nuclear
explosion in Pokhran? (c) Dynamo

(a) (C)N.R. Rao (b) Homi.J.Bhabha (d) Thermopile

(c) Anil Kakodkar (d) Raja Ramanna 289. The fastest super computer of the world is

281. When was UAV Nishant induct? (a) Param Yuva II (b) Tianhe-2

(a) 1996 (b) 1998 (c) IBM Road runner (d) Titan

(c) 2000 (d) 2003 290. Which one of the following organisations is not related to
science and technology ?
282. Which is the first indigenous aircraft of India?
(a) DST (b) CSIR
(a) HT-2
(c) ICSSR (d) DAE
(b) Mikoyan MiG-25
291. ‘Satish Dhawan Space Centre’ is located in
(c) HF-25 MKI
(a) Vishakhapatnam (b) Goa
(d) Sukhoi Su-30 MKI
(c) Sriharikota (d) Chennai
283. Which is the first trisonic aircraft of India?
292. HAL is related to manufacturing of
(a) HT-2 (b) Mikoyan MiG-25
(a) Telecommunication equipments
(c) HF-25 MKI (d) Sukhoi Su-30 MKI
(b) Aircrafts
284. Which is the first tactical surface-to-surface missile of In-
dia? (c) Space missiles

(a) Akash (b) Trishul (d) War missiles

(c) Nag (d) Prithvi 293. If an apple is released from an orbiting spaceship, it will

285. Which is the first long-range multiple-target missile in In- (a) fall towards the earth
dia?
(b) move of a lower speed
(a) Akash (b) Agni
(c) move along with the spaceship at the same speed
(c) Brahmos (d) Prithvi
(d) move at a higher speed
286. When was INS Prahar inducted in Indian Navy?
294. Missile ‘Astra’ is a
(a) 1991 (b) 1992
(a) land to land missile
(c) 1993 (d) 1997
(b) land to air missile
287. Cryogenic engines are used in
(c) air to air missile
(a) rockets and spacecrafts
(d) water to land missile
(b) atomic reactors
295. When did India make first nuclear weapon explosion ?
(c) defrost refrigerators
(a) 15th May, 1964 (b) 18th May, 1974
(d) doing research connected with superconductivity.
(c) 11th May, 1989 (d) 13th May, 1998
296. Which one of the following is not a space satellite? (a) Bluetooth

(a) SLV-3 (b) RS-D1 (b) WAP

(c) IRS-1D (d) INSAT-2D (c) Short message service

297. Mobile IP provides two basic functions (d) Global positioning system

(a) route discovery and registration 299. The first operational remote sensing satellite from India was

(b) agent discovery and registration (a) IRS-P6 (b) P4

(c) IP binding and registration (c) IRS 1A (d) CARTOSAT 1

(d) none of the above 300 The fastest computer developed by the NASA is

298. Which is a satellite based tracking system that enables the (a) Columbia (b) Pleiades
determination of a person’s position?
(c) Blue Gene (d) Param