General Knowledge Model Question Papers

1. Which river is called ‘the sorrow of China’?
(A) The Hwang Ho
(B) The Yang Tse Kiang
(C) The Pearl River
(D) None of the above

2. Where was the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) established in the North-East India?
(A) Shillong
(B) Imphal
(C) Silchar
(D) None of the above

3. What is the full form of ‘BOD’?
(A) Bureau of Development
(B) Board of Ophthalmic Diagnosis
(C) Botanical Organisms Directory
(D) Biological Oxygen Demand

4. ‘Bandit Queen (1994)’, an Indian biographical film based on the life of Phoolan Devi was directed by
(A) Shekhar Kapur
(B) Shekhar Gupta
(C) Shyam Benegal
(D) Govind Nihalani

5. Who was called ‘the father of Indian Cinema’?
(A) Harishchandra
(B) Dadasaheb Phalke
(C) Satyajit Ray
(D) Raj Kapoor

6. Who became the First Woman President of ‘Indian National Congress’?
(A) Anne Case
(B) Christine Lagarde
(C) Annie Besant
(D) Sarojini Naidu

7. The First Law Commission of Independent India was established in 1955 under the Chairmanship of
(A) Justice J. L. Kapur
(B) Justice T. V. Venkatraman
(C) Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar
(D) None of them

8. Who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog?
(A) Rajiv Kumar
(B) Rajiv Mehrishi
(C) Rajiv Sharma(D) None of them

9. The ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ is celebrated each year on
(A) 8th of January
(B) 8th of August
(C) 8th of September
(D) None of the above

10. Who is named as the ‘Nightingale of India’?
(A) Pritilata Waddedar
(B) Sarojini Naidu
(C) Annie Besant
(D) None of them

11. Who founded the ‘Bharatiya Jana Sangh’?
(A) Syama Prasad Mukherjee
(B) Dayananda Saraswati
(C) M.S. Golwalkar
(D) Chinmayananda Saraswati

12. Who was the founder of ‘Samsung’, the multinational South Korean company?
(A) Robin Li
(B) Lee Byung-Chul
(C) Jack Ma
(D) None of them

13. Who received the first Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
(A) Birendranath Sircar
(B) Prithviraj Kapoor
(C) Kanan Devi
(D) Devika Rani

14. The Parliament of India passed the Constitutional Amendment Act in the year _____ to legitimize the devolution of powers, authorities and responsibilities by the State Government to the Panchayats.
(A) 42nd ; 1976
(B) 43rd ; 1976
(C) 73rd; 1992
(D) 46th ; 1982

15. The ‘International Mother Language Day’ is celebrated on
(A) 21st of July
(B) 21st of August
(C) 21st of September
(D) None of the above

16. The idea and features of ‘Directive Principles of State Policy’ has been borrowed from ___ by the Constitution of India.
(A) Japan
(B) UK
(D) Ireland

17. Who wrote the famous book titled The God of Small Things?
(A) Swami Dayananda
(B) Amitav Ghosh
(C) Arundhati Roy
(D) Anita Desai

18. In Jainism, who is the last Tirthankara?
(A) Rishabhadeva
(B) Mahavira
(C) Parshvanatha
(D) None of them

19. What is the capital of Chile?
(A) Addis Ababa
(B) Caracas
(C) Santiago
(D) Lima

20. Who has written the book Eternal India?
(A) Arun Shourie
(B) Indira Gandhi
(C) Arundhati Roy
(D) Vikram Seth

21. MUDRA Bank was established in
(A) 2013
(B) 2014
(C) 2016
(D) None of the above

22. Din-i-Ilahi was introduced by
(A) Babur
(B) Sher Shah
(C) Humayun
(D) Akbar

23. Who built the Jama Masjid in Delhi between 1644 and 1656 that was originally called Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, meaning ‘mosque commanding view of the world’?
(A) Shah Jahan
(B) Aurangzeb
(C) Akbar
(D) None of them

24. When was the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) established in India?
(A) 24th October, 1971
(B) 24th October, 1965
(C) 24th October, 1962
(D) None of the above

25. ‘The Laws of Gravitational Force’ was propounded by
(A) Galileo
(B) Edison
(C) Einstein
(D) Newton

26. Who coined the phrase Jai Hind’?
(A) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
(B) Shaheed Bhagat Singh
(C) Lokmanya Tilak
(D) Lala Lajpat Rai

27. The headquarters of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is located in
(A) Washington DC
(B) Budapest
(C) Geneva
(D) New York

28. Friedrich Schiller was one of the greatest poets of ___________ language.
(A) English
(B) French
(C) Spanish
(D) None of the above

29. Pulicat Lake is situated in
(A) Odisha
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Telangana
(D) Chhattisgarh

30. The scientific name of tiger is
(A) Panthera leo
(B) Felts catus
(C) Cervidae
(D) None of the above

31. ‘Suspensions of Fundamental Rights during the Emergency’ have been taken in Indian Constitution from the Constitution of
(A) erstwhile Russia (USSR)
(B) Germany
(C) UK
(D) US

32. The largest country of the world (by area) is
(A) Russia
(C) Canada
(D) China

33. Fat-soluble vitamins are
(A) Vitamins A, D, C, B
(B) Vitamins A, K, C, D
(C) Vitamins A, E, C, B
(D) Vitamins A, D, E, K

34. In which year, World Cup Cricket was started?
(A) 1979
(B) 1978
(C) 1976
(D) 1975

35. What does the abbreviation ‘GDR’ refer to?
(A) Global Depositary Receipt
(B) Global Disinvestment Report
(C) Global Depositary Rate
(D) Global Divestment Ratio

36. In which year, the University of Calcutta was established?
(A) 1757
(B) 1819
(C) 1857
(D) 1897

37. Deficiency of which vitamin in human body may cause the disease called ‘Scurvy’?
(A) Vitamin B
(B) Vitamin A
(C) Vitamin D
(D) Vitamin C

38. The Surat Session of Indian National Congress was held in
(A) 1905
(B) 1907
(C) 1921
(D) 1913

39. The capital of Tipu Sultan was
(A) Srirangapatna
(B) Srikakulam
(C) Srirangam
(D) None of the above

40. Vasco da Gama, the first European to reach India by a sea route arrived at Calicut on Malabar Coast in 1498 was born in
(A) England
(B) Portugal
(C) France
(D) Spain

41. Virdhawal Khade is associated with
(A) Shooting
(B) Wrestling
(C) Swimming
(D) None of the above

42. The second largest (in terms of area) continent is
(A) Africa
(B) Asia
(C) South America
(D) None of the above

43. The Baikal Lake is situated in
(A) Turkey
(B) Russia
(C) Japan
(D) None of the above

44. The Volga River flows through
(A) Vietnam
(B) Russia
(C) Ireland
(D) None of the above

45. ‘Dhanwantari Award’ is given in the field of
(A) Engineering
(B) Education
(C) Literature and Performing Arts
(D) Medicine

46. ‘The Champaran Satyagraha’, the first Satyagraha movement inspired by Gandhi, was held in
(A) 1917
(B) 1919
(C) 1920
(D) 1921

47. The author of the book Nation-Building and Foreign Policy in India : An Identity-Strategy Conflict is
(A) Khushwant Singh
(B) R.K. Narayan
(C) R. Venkataraman
(D) Tobias F. Engelmeier

48. Vikramashila, a centre of learning in medieval India, was established by
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) King Gopal
(C) King Dharmapala
(D) King Ashoka

49. The Battle of Kanauj was fought in
(A) 1540
(B) 1526
(C) 1527
(D) None of the above

50. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Prize in
(A) Physics
(B) Peace
(C) Economics
(D) None of the above

51. The author of the book Rajatarangini is
(A) Panini
(B) Dandin
(C) Kalidasa
(D) Kalhana

52. The International Court of Justice was established by an UN Charter in
(A) 1948
(B) 1945
(C) 1950
(D) None of the above

53. World Population Day is celebrated on
(A) 21st January
(B) 21st July
(C) 12th July
(D) 11th January

54. Who discovered ABO system?
(A) Edward Jenner
(B) Alexander G. Bell
(C) Louis Pasteur
(D) None of them

55. The Hindu Widows’ Remarriage Act was passed in
(A) 1856
(B) 1857
(C) 1876
(D) None of the above

56. Which one of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?
(A) Nepal
(B) Brunei
(C) Myanmar
(D) Vietnam

57. World’s largest producer of milk is
(A) India
(C) Colombia
(D) None of the above

58. HIV virus causes
(A) Cancer
(B) Tuberculosis
(D) None of the above

59. Durand Line is the International Boundary Line between
(A) India and Nepal
(B) India and Pakistan
(C) India and Myanmar
(D) Pakistan and Afghanistan

60. The historic ‘Lucknow Pact’ was signed in
(A) 1906
(B) 1916
(C) 1907
(D) None of the above

61. The study of the birds is known as
(A) Oology
(B) Entomology
(C) Herpetology
(D) ornithology

62. Who wrote the book titled The Life Divine?
(A) Sri Aurobindo
(B) Swami Vivekananda
(C) Mahatma Gandhi
(D) None of them

63. ‘Vijay Ghat’ is the name of the crematorium of
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Rajiv Gandhi
(C) Indira Gandhi
(D) None of them

64. The full form of ‘SLR’ popularly used in banking sector is
(A) Structured Liquidity Ratio
(B) Stratified Liquidity Ratio
(C) Standard Liquidity Ratio
(D) None of the above

65. The headquarters of ‘Bhartiya Mahila Bank’ is
(A) Mumbai
(B) Ahmedabad
(C) Baroda
(D) None of the above

66. The headquarters of ‘European Union’ is at
(A) London
(B) Paris
(C) Bern
(D) None of the above

67. The Finance Commission is constituted after every
(A) 4 years
(B) 5 years
(C) 3 years
(D) 6 years

68. Tuzuk-i-Babun was
(A) an autobiography of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, the founder of the Mughal empire in India
(B) originally written in Turkish language
(C) translated into Persian by the Mughal imperial officer, Abdur Rahim Khan Khan-i-Khanan, son of Bairam Khan Khan-i-Khanan
(D) All of the above

69. The Second Battle of Panipat was fought in
(A) 1526
(B) 1556
(C) 1540
(D) None of the above