Monday, December 23

Solved GA Questions Asked on 5th AUG 2012 TA Exam

1)Which one of the following is the International aircraft identification mark (registration prefix) for India?

a)      AT                           b) VT                     c) IX                       d) VX

2)Jeev Milkha Singh is associated with which sports?

a)      Volleyball            b) Golf                  c) Athletics          d) Hockey
Ans: Golf

3)The Kyoto protocol will expire in which of the following years?

a)      2012                       b) 2013                 c) 2014                  d) 2015
Ans:2012, 31 dec 2012

4)Beri - Beri caused due to lack of which one of the following types of
a)    Fats                        b) Water                      c) Vitamins    d) Minerals
Ans:Beriberi is a disease brought on by a Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) deficiency

5)Which one of the following is not a disease caused by virus?

a)    Bird flu                    b) Chickenpox   c) Cholera                   d) Dengue
Ans:Cholera, caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

6)The Government of India Act, 1935 was based on –

a)      The principal of federation and parliamentary system
b)      The principal of secession of the British Indian provinces.
c)       Acceptance of independence of India
d)      Acceptances of the idea of a constituent assemble to draft a constitution.
Ans:The principal of federation and parliamentary system

7)Who among the following first used the word ‘Swarajya’?

a)      Raja Rammohan Roy
b)      Bal Gangadhar Tilak
c)       Mahatma Gandhi
d)      Swami Vivekananda
Ans: Bal Gangadhar Tilak,  "Swaraj iz my birth right and i will have it"

8)Which one of the following was the official Language of Gupta period?

a)      Pali                         b) Magadhi                         c) Prakrit                              d)Sanskrit

9)Where did Buddha attain parinirvana (died)?

a)      Bodh Gaya          b) Kushinagar                    c) Rajgriha                           d) Vaisali
Ans:Kushinagar, UP

10)Between whom was the battle of Khanwa (1527) fought?

a)      Ibrahim Lodi and Rana Sanga
b)      Babur and Rana Sanga
c)       Humayun and Sher Khan
d)      Humayun and Nusrat Shah.
Ans)Babur and Rana Sanga

11)Which one of the following movements started from Dandi?

a)      Swadeshi Movement
b)      Non-coopration Movement
c)       Civil disobedience Movement
d)      Quit India Movement
Ans: Non-coopration Movement

12)The time difference between the two cities, city A (30’ N 60’ E) and city B (30’ N 80’ E) would be

a)      80 min                   b) 0 min                                c) 20 min                              d) 34 min

13)Which one of the following gases, present in the air near the surface of the Earth, has maximum concentrations?

a)      Oxygen                                b) Hydrogen                       c) Nitrogen                         d) Methane

14)Chambal river is a part of

a)      Sabarmati basin                                b) Ganga basin                  c)Narmada basin              d)Godavari basin
Ans:Narmada basin

15)The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through

a)      Odisha                                  b) Tripura                            c) Chhattisgarh                  d) Rajsthan

16)Which one of the following is the highest mountain peak in India?

a)      Nanga Parbat                     b) Nanda Devi                   c) Kanchenjunga              d) K2

17)Which one of the following soil is most suitable for cotton cultivation?

a)      Red Soil                                                b) Black Soil                        c) Loamy Soil            d) Late rite Soil
Ans:Black Soil  

18)E1 Nino current appears along the coast of which one of the following?

a)      Brazil                                     b) Peru                                 c) Alaska                              d) Western Australia

19)Injurious ultraviolet radiations are mostly prevented from reaching the land surface as these are    absorbed mostly by which one of the following?

a)      Stratosphere                     b) Troposphere                                c) Ionosphere                    d) Mesosphere

20)Which one of the following cities is located on the bank of the Irrawaddy river?

a)      Bangkok                               b) Hanoi                               c) Manila                              d) Yangoon

21)Right to information in India is a

a)Fundamental right
b) Legal right
c) Both fundamental and legal right
d) Neither fundamental nor legal right
Ans:Fundamental right

22)Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India?

a)      Only Lok Sabha
b)      Only Rajya sabha
c)       Either House of the Parliament
d)      Any Legislative Assembly
Ans: Either House of the Parliament

23)A coin in a beaker filled with water appears raised. This phenomenon occurs because of the property of

a)      Reflection of light
b)      Refraction of light
c)       Total internal reflection of light
d)      Interference of light
Ans:Refraction of light,  this is because of the phenomenon of refraction. when the ray of light from the coin travels from a denser medium to a rarer medium, it bends away from the normal.

24) Which one of the following elements exists in liquid state at room temperature?

a)      Mercury               b) Lead                 c) Sodium                            d) Calcium
Ans: Mercury

25)Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander the Great?

a)      Bimbisar                               b) Chandragupta Maurya             c) Ashoka            d) Pushyamitra Sunga

26)Which one among the following is a primary rock?

a)      Sedimentary                      b) Igneous                          c) Metamorphic                                d)None of these

27)The first Anglo-Burmese war was concluded by a treaty. Which one among the following is that?

a)      Treaty of Burma               b) Treaty of Tamu            c) Treaty of Bhamo          d) Treaty of yandaboo
Ans:Treaty of yandaboo

28)Which among the following States/UT is the latest introduce VAT (Value Added Tax) in India?

a)      Gujrat                                   b) Pondicherry                  c) Uttar Pradesh               d) Tamil Nadu

29)‘Milan’ is

1.       An annual gathering of Navies of Indian Ocean Countries
2.       Conducted at Chennai
3.       A joint anti terrorism exercise
4.       Aimed at enhancing inter-operability among navies
Ans:An annual gathering of Navies of Indian Ocean Countries

30)Who of the following is an accomplished vocalist?

a)      Monu Mazumdar                          
b)      Shiv Kumar Sharma
c)      Satish Gujral
d)      Dinanath Mishra
Ans:Shiv Kumar Sharma

31)In which game does Rani Rampal represent India?

a)      Chess
b)      Women’s Hockey
c)       Shot-put
d)      Women’s Cricket
Ans:Women’s Hockey

32)From which one of the following is the percentage of reflected amount of radiation highest?

a)      Wet ground        b) Thick ground                 c) Forest              d) Snow cover
Ans:Snow cover

33)Balanced diet should have approximately-

a)      1/5 protein, 3/5 fat and 1/5 carbohydrate
b)      3/5 protein, 1/5 fat and 1/5 carbohydrate
c)       1/5 protein, 1/5 fat and 3/5 carbohydrate
d)      1/2 protein, 1/4 fat and 1/4 carbohydrate
Ans:1/5 protein, 1/5 fat and 3/5 carbohydrate

34)Indu Chaudhary and Sakshi malik won gold Medals in Asian Junior Wrestling Championship 2012.

Asian Junior Wrestling Championship 2012 was organised in which of the following Country?
a)      Iran        b) China               c) Kazakhstan                    d) South Korea

35)Consider the following statements and identify the personality with whom these statements are associated.

1.       She is the five time boxing world champion.
2.       She is the only Indian boxer to qualify for the London Olympics.
3.       She is from the state of Manipur.
4.       She was conferred the Arjun Award in year 2004.
a)      Mary Kom            b) Kavita              c) Geeta Poghat                               d) Deepika Kumari
Ans:Mary Kom

36)According to the World Migration report, which country topped the list of countries of origin of migrant doctors in OECD countries?

a)      India                      b) China               c) Guyana            d) Germany        e) Philippines

37)Recently, the government has launched a scheme SABLA for empowerment of adolescent girls in the age group of –

a)      10-14 years         b) 11-15 years    c) 15-18 years    d) Both b & c      e) None of these
Ans:None of these, 11-18years

38)For the 2012 Olympics, where in London is Olympic park of 500 acres(2Km square), containing the Olympic stadium,the Aquatic centre, the London Velopark, the Olympic Hockey centre, a Basket ball arena, Handball arena, the Olympic village, the Olympic press and Broadcast centers and a tennis training centre?

a)      Wembley            b) Stratford        c) Kensington    d) Kingston
Ans: Stratford

39)Euro 2012 was held in

a)      Greece and Italy
b)      Poland and Ukraine
c)       Ukraine and Spain
d)      Germany and Poland
Ans:Poland and Ukraine

40)The Rowlett  Act was passed to

a)    bring about agrarian reforms
b)    curtail the nationalist and revolutionary activities
c)    have a favorable balance of trade
d)    Put world war II criminals on trail
Ans: curtail the nationalist and revolutionary activities

41)Which one of the following is not a mammal?

a)    Dolphin                  b) Shark                     c) Seal                        d) Whale


42)Which one of the following types of forest covers the maximum area in India?

a)    Tropical rain forest
b)    Tropical moist deciduous forest
c)    Tropical dry deciduous forest
d)    Tropical dry evergreen forest
Ans:Tropical dry deciduous forest

43)Which one of the following is the principal structural element of a living cell?

a)    Oxygen                  b) Hydrogen                c) Carbon       d) Nitrogen
Ans:Carbon, Carbon is the principal structural element of a living cell. C, N, O and H are main element of living cell respectively.They constitute about 99% of living substance
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Saturday, December 21

Borrowed features of Indian constitution from different countries

Following are the borrowed features of Indian constitution from different countries.

From U.K.
Nominal Head – President (like Queen)Cabinet System of Ministers
Post of PM
Parliamentary Type of Govt.
Bicameral Parliament
Lower House more powerful
Council of Ministers responsible to Lowe House
Speaker in Lok Sabha

From U.S.
Written Constitution
Executive head of state known as President and his being the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
Vice- President as the ex-office Chairman of Rajya Sabha
Fundamental Rights
Supreme Court
Provision of States
Independence of Judiciary and judicial review
Removal of Supreme court and High court Judges

Fundamental Duties
Five year Plan

Concurrent list
Language of the preamble
Provision regarding trade, commerce and intercourse

Law on which the Supreme Court function

Suspension of Fundamental Rights during the emergency

Scheme of federation with a strong centre
Distribution of powers between centre and the states and placing. Residuary Powers with the centre

Concept of Directive Principles of States Policy(Ireland borrowed it from SPAIN)
Method of election of President
Nomination of members in the Rajya Sabha by the President
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Thursday, December 19

List of Important Units

Area - Square metre
Volume - Cubic metre
Velocity - Metre / second
Density - Kilogram / Metre Cube
Energy -Joule
Force - Newton
Pressure - Pascal or Newton / Square Metre
Frequency - Hertz
Power - Watt
Weight - Newton or Kilogram
Heat - Joule
Temperature - Kelvin
Resistance - Ohm
Electric current - Ampere
Electromotive force - Volt
Intensity of Sound - Decibel
Power of lens - Dioptre
Depth of Sea - Fathom
Magnetic Intensity - Orsted
Electric Power - Kilo Watt or Watt
Acceleration - Metre / Second Square
Momentum -Kilogram Metre / Second
Work -Joule
Impulse - Newton - Second
Angular velocity - Radian / Second
Viscosity - Poise
Surface tension - Newton / Square Metre
Absolute temperature - Kelvin
Electrical conductivity - Ohm / Metre
Electric Energy - Kilo Watt hour
Charge - Coulomb
Magnetic induction - Gauss
Luminous flux - Candela

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1) Name: Vitamin A
Chemical name: Retinol
Solubility: Fat
Food source: Cod liver oil, carrots
Year of discovery :1913
Deficiency disease :Night-blindness and Keratomalacia
Overdose disease: Hypervitaminosis A
Solubility --- Fat
Deficiency disease: Night-blindness and Keratomalacia
Overdose disease: Hypervitaminosis A

2) Name : Vitamin B1
Chemical name :Thiamine
Year of discovery: 1910
Food source : Rice bran
Solubility :Water
Deficiency disease : Beriberi, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
Overdose disease :Drowsiness or muscle relaxation with large doses.

3) Name : Vitamin B2 
Chemical name: Riboflavin
Year of discovery : 1920
Food source :Meat, eggs
Solubility : Water
Deficiency disease: Ariboflavinosis

4) Name: Vitamin B3
Chemical name : Niacin
Year of discovery : 1936
Food source : Meat, eggs, grains
Solubility: Water
Deficiency disease: Pellagra
Overdose disease:Liver damage (doses > 2g/day) and other problems

5) Name: Vitamin B5 
Chemical name: Pantothenic acid
Year of discovery :1931
Food source: Meats, whole grains, in many foods
Solubility: Water
Deficiency disease: Paresthesia
Overdose disease : Diarrhea; possibly nausea and heartburn.

6) Name : Vitamin B6
Chemical name :Pyridoxine
Year of discovery :1934
Food source : Meat, dairy products.
Deficiency disease: Anemia peripheral neuropathy.
Overdose disease : Impairment of proprioception, nerve damage (doses > 100 mg/day)

7) Name : Vitamin B7
Chemical name: Biotin
Year of discovery: 1931
Food source : Meats, dairy products, eggs
Solubility :Water
Deficiency disease : Dermatitis, enteritis

8) Name : Vitamin B9
Chemical name:Folic acid
Year of discovery :1941
Food source: Leafy green vegetables
Solubility: Water
Deficiency disease : Deficiency during pregnancy is associated with birth defects, such as neural tube defects
Overdose disease : May mask symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency; other effects.

9) Name: Vitamin B12
Chemical name: Cobalamins
Year of discovery : 1926
Food source : Liver, eggs, animal products
Deficiency disease: Megaloblastic anemia
Overdose disease : No known toxicity

10) Name : Vitamin C 
Chemical name:Ascorbic acid
Year of discovery :1920
Food source:Citrus, most fresh foods
Solubility: Water
Deficiency disease : Scurvy
Overdose disease : Vitamin C megadosage

11) Name : Vitamin D 
Chemical name: Calciferol
Year of discovery : 1920
Food source : Cod liver oil
Solubility: Fat
Deficiency disease:Rickets and Osteomalacia
Overdose disease : Hypervitaminosis D

12) Name : Vitamin E 
Chemical name :Tocopherol
Year of discovery :1922
Food source : Wheat germ oil, unrefined vegetable oils
Solubility :Fat
Deficiency disease : Deficiency is very rare; mild hemolytic anemia in newborn infants.
Overdose disease: Increased congestive heart failure seen in one large randomized study.

13) Name :Vitamin K 
Chemical name :Phylloquinone/phytol naphthoquinone
Year of discovery :1929
Food source: Leafy green vegetables
Deficiency disease : Bleeding diathesis
Overdose disease :Increases coagulation in patients taking warfarin.
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Sunday, December 15

Territorial Army Field Of Activity

India’s Territorial Army is active in numerous fields of activity. It has following types of units.

• Ecological Task Forces. 

• Infantry Battalions including Home & Hearth. 
• Railway Engineer Units.
• Oil Sector Units.
• General Hospitals. 


Eco Task Forces were raised under the aegis of Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Defense in conjunction with states on priority tasks for challenging assignments in the ecologically fragile and sensitive areas. The objective behind starting ETFs was to solve the twin problems of eco - regeneration and rehabilitation of ex- servicemen. 

The Ecological Task Forces of Territorial Army are located at Dehradun,
Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand), Samba (J&K), Sri Mohangarh (Rajasthan),
Kufri (HP), Delhi and Tezpur, Rangia (Assam). They are making significant contribution in checking ecological degradation and environment protection in the assigned project areas. These units have won many prestigious national level awards including Guinness book of world records,for planting maximum number of trees in a day.


The Infantry Territorial Army Battalion relieves 
Regular Army of static duties & Aid to Civil Authorities 

dealing with natural calamities and maintenance of essential services. 


The units of Railway Engineer (TA) are deployed during war and peace to 
keep the rail communications going in designated areas. 

These units have also been embodied in the past to help the 
Railways during the Railway strike and during Flood Relief Operations. 

Entry to these units is open to Indian Railway employees only.


Territorial Army Oil Sector units help in extraction, refining and 

distribution of oil during national emergencies.

The officers & men of these units come from ONGC, IOC, BPCL & HPCL.


Territorial Army has seven General Hospitals which are located at Rohtak, 
Patiala, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Allahabad and Kolkata. The provide
a capacity of 2500 beds to manage the overflow of casualties from Military 

Hospitals during war. Doctors,
Nurses and Para-Medical staff come from the civil hospitals on which the 
General Hospital (TA) is based. 
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