Friday, November 29

General Awareness Set 3

1.The place where the airport is situated in Kozhikode:

1. Karippur
2. Nedumbasseri
3. Tenhipalam

4. Kallayi

2.The rainiest place of earth is:

1. Cherrapunji
2. Lakshadweep
3. Nagpur
4. Jharkhand

3.Who is the present Governor of the Reverse Bank of India:

1. Bimal Jalan
2. Y. Venugopal Reddy

3. C. Rangarajan
4. R.N. Malhotra
Ans:C. Rangarajan

4.The basic structure of vehicles are:

1. Frame, suspension system, axles, wheels and tyres
2. Frame, axles, engine and wheels
3. Frame, suspension system, gearbox and tyres
4. Frame, clutch, wheels and break
Ans:Frame, axles, engine and wheels

5.Wire spoked wheels are used mainly in:

1. Sports car
2. Heavy vehicles
3. Two wheelers
4. Toy cars
Ans:Two wheelers

6.While taking turns, the driving wheel must turn in different speeds. This is done with the help of:

1. Gear
2. Clutch
3. Axles
4. Differentials

7.Viscosity is:

1. The colour of the oil
2. The name of the oil
3. Property of the oil
4. The quantity of the oil
Ans:Property of the oil

8.Advantage of tubeless tyre is:

1. Lighter and run cooler
2. Heavier and not want tube
3. Take more time to change
4. Dismantling is very difficult
Ans:Lighter and run cooler

9.Ford motor company is situated in:

1. India
2. U.K
3. Australia
4. U.S.A

10.Bone formation and growth is aided by:

1. Vitamin A
2. Vitamin K
3. Vitamin E
4. Vitamin D
Ans:Vitamin D

11.Which one of the following is a genetically transmitted character:

1. Haemophilia
2. Colour blindness
3. Hydrocephalus
4. Muscular dystrophy

12.Fruit juices are rich in:

1. Vitamin A
2. Calcium
3. Potassium
4. Sodium
Ans:Vitamin A

13.Asafoetida is a/an:

1. Alkaloid
2. Resin
3. Tannin
4. Essential oil

14.Blue of the sky is due to:

1. Refraction of white light by the atmosphere
2. Reflection of white light by the earth
3. Scattering of white light by molecules of air
4. Interference of white light
Ans:Scattering of white light by molecules of air

15.Increase in cases of skin cancer is a result of:

1. Ozone hole
2. Pollution
3. Biomagnifications
4. Green house effect
Ans:Ozone hole

16.A concentrated source of protein for vegetarians is:

1. Wheat
2. Potato
3. Soyabean
4. Blackgram dhal

17.A sure method for preventing spoilage of food is:

1. Pickling
2. Cold storage
3. Irradiation
4. Drying

18.The largest gland in the human body is:

1. Salivary gland
2. Gastric gland
3. Liver
4. Intestinal gland

19.India’s first war of Independence took place in:

1. 1947
2. 1857
3. 1945
4. 1847

20.The Indian poet who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913:

1. Rabindranath Tagore
2. Sarojini Naidu
3. Nissim Ezekeil
4. A.K. Ramanujam
Ans:Rabindranath Tagore

21.Vedas is a Sanskrit word meaning:

1. Poetry
2. Prose
3. Book
4. Knowledge

22.The person who is regarded as the father of Indian Space Research Programme is:

1. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
2. Vikram Sarabhai
3. S. Ramanujam
4. J.C. Bose
Ans:Vikram Sarabhai

23.The Salt Sathyagraha took place in:

1. 1931
2. 1930
3. 1947
4. 1948

24.The first rocket in India was launched from:

1. Thiruvanathapuram
2. Pokhran
3. Srikakulam
4. Nagpur

25.The birth place of Adi Sankaracharya is:

1. Kalady
2. Kannur
3. Guruvayur
4. Kochi

26.The founder of the Indian National Congress:

1. Jawaharlal Nehru
2. Jayaprakash Narayan
3. Annie Besant
4. A.O. Hume
Ans:A.O. Hume

27.The architect of the Indian Constitution:

1. Mahatma Gandhi
2. Jawaharlal Nehru
3. Ambedkar
4. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

28.Who among the following proclaimed “Freedom is my Birthright''.

1. Mahatma Gandhi
2. Jawaharlal Nehru
3. Lal Bahadur Sastri
4. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Ans:Bal Gangadhar Tilak

29.Harappa the first site in the Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in:

1. 1920
2. 1921
3. 1922
4. 1919

30:The period of the Indus Valley Civilization was:

1. 5000-2500 B.C
2. 7500-5000 B.C
3. 2500-1000 B.C
4. 3000-1500 B.C
Ans:3000-1500 B.C
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Monday, November 18

General Awareness Set 2

1. Ricket is caused by the deficiency of:

A. vitamin E B. vitamin D C. vitamin C D. vitamin D E. vitamin A
Ans:B. vitamin D

2. Which of the following metals has the highest density?

A. Iron B. Mercury C. Osmium D. Lead E. Silver
Ans:C. Osmium

3. Which of the following richest in protein content?

A. Wheat B. Tomato C. Apple D. Egg white E. Yolk of egg 
Ans:D. Egg white

4. The disease caused by iodine deficiency :

A. Goitre B. Pollo C. Jaundice D. Anaemia E. Night blindness
Ans:A. Goitre

5. Which of the following is mammal?

A. Frog B. Tortoise C. Crab D. Bat E. Snake
Ans:D. Bat

6. The layer in the atmosphere that protects earth from ultraviolet radiation

A. Oxygen belt B. Milky way C. Galaxy D. Nitrogen layer E. Ozone layer
Ans:E. Ozone layer

7. Which of the following metals is not an element?

A. Iron B. Silver C. Bronze D. Mercury E. Gold
Ans:C. Bronze

8. An intern for projecting images of objects is:

A. Epidiascope B. Periscope C. Microscope D. Telescope
Ans:A. Epidiascope

9. The largest of the planets known so far

A. Mercury B. Jupiter C. Satum D. Uranus E. Venus
Ans:B. Jupiter

10. With which organ is the disease trachoma connected?

A. Brain B. Skin C. Liver D. Heart E. Eye
Ans:E. Eye

11. Which of the following persons resisted the power of the Dutch?

A. Pazhassi Raja B. Kunjali Marakkar C. Marthandavarma
Ans:C. Marthandavarma

12. The last French settlement in India was at

A. Goa B. Daman C. Mahe D. Anchuthengu E. Thalassery
Ans:C. Mahe

13. The revolution took place in the:

A. 16th century B. 17th century C. 18th century D. 19th century E. 20th century
Ans: C. 18th century

14. The largest continent:

A. Africa B. Asia C. Antarctica D. North America E.. South Africa
Ans:B. Asia

15. Tipu Sultan’s attempt to invade the ancient states of Kerala was defeated by:

A. Marthandavarma B. Umayamma Rani C. Dharmaraja D. Pazhassi Raja E. Shakthan Thampuran
Ans:C. Dharmaraja

16. The largest land surrender on all sides by the sea 

A. Borneo B. New Guinea C. Greenland D. Great Britain E. Australia
Ans:E. Australia

17. Where is the Vivekananda rock situated:

A. Calcutta B. Pondicherry C. Gaya D. Sringeri E. Kanyakumari
Ans:E. Kanyakumari

18. The centre of Southern Air Command of India is at :

A. Chennai B. Goa C. Thiruvananthapuram D. Kochi E. Hyderabad 
Ans:C. Thiruvananthapuram

19. Which seashore in Kerala is famous for deposit of mineral soil?

A. Vizhinjam B. Varkala C. Chavara D. Kayamkulam E. Kochi 
Ans:C. Chavara

20. The thermal plant for producing electricity is being established in Kerala at:

A. Kayamkulam C. Aluva C. Sabarigiri D. Idukki E. Malappuram
Ans:A. Kayamkulam

21. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is situated at:

A. Visakapatnam B. Sri Harikota C. Mumbai D. Thiruvananthapuram
Ans:D. Thiruvananthapuram

22. Of the following which is the most famous fishing centre of Kerala?

A. Neendakara B. Alappuzha C. Kochi D. Kasargode 
Ans:A. Neendakara

23. At which place was the International sports stadium constructed in Kerala?

A. Thiruvananthapuram B. Kottayam C. Kochi D. Kollam E. Kozhikode
Ans:C. Kochi

24. In which year Azad Hind Fauj formed

A. 1942 B. 1943 C. 1944 D. 1945 E. 1941
Ans:B. 1943
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Sunday, November 17

General awareness Set 1

1) Which of the following organization has Giant Panda as its symbol?

B) Greenpeace
C) World Bank
D) World Wide Fund for Nature

2) Name the inventor of Black Box fight recorder who died recently

A) David Warren
B) J.L. Baird
C) Thomas Alva Edison
D) Wilbur Wright

3) “What Congress and Ghandhi have done to the Untouchables” is a book written by

A) B.R. Ambedkar
B) V.D. Savarkar
C) Rajendra Prasad
D) S.C. Bose

4) Sri Shiva Shankar Menon holds the position of

A) Union Home Secretary
B) Planning Commission Chairman
C) Minister of State in Defense Ministry
D) National Security Advisor

5) Who has won the World Cup Football as a player and coach?

A) Lisa Raymond
B) Paulo Rossi Italy
C) George Best England
D) Franz Beckenbauer Germany

6) Who among the following launched education reform movement among the Muslims in India?

A) Sri Syed Ahmed Khan
B) W.W. Hunter
C) Shah Waliullah
D) Sakkir Hussain

7) Which of the following leaders died in the battle filed in the Revolt of 1857?

A) Tantia Tope
B) Bahadur Shah II
C) Nana Saheb
D) Rani Jhansi

8) Who among the following was known as the “Indian Gladstone”?

A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B) Gopala Krishna Gokhale
C) Dadabhai Naoroji
D) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

9) Prabuddha Bharata was a paper published in English by

A) Louis Vivian Derozio
B) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
C) Swami Vivekananda
D) Swami Dayanand

10) The Radical Democratic Party was founded in 1940 by

A) N.D. Muzambar
B) S.C. Bose
C) B.R. Ambedkar
D) M.N. Roy

11) Based on the 1981-91 decennial growth rate of population, state with the highest and lowest growth rate are respectively

A) Arunachal Pradesh and Goa
B) Nagaland and Kerala
C) Arunachal Pradesh and kerala
D) Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu

12) Which one of the following incidents prompted Vinoba Bhave to initiate the Boothan Movement?

A) Nalgonda incident
B) Sri Kakulam incident
C) Naxalbari incident
D) Madhubani incident

13) The poorest state with 39.9% people living below poverty line is

A) Jharkand
B) Orissa
C) Bihar
D) Assam

14) Which of the following is the largest man made lake in India?

A) Didwan Lake
B) Vembanad Lake
C) Indira Sagar Lake
D) Chilka Lake

15) In India a special Ministry for women and social welfare was formed at the centre in the year

A) 1983
B) 1986
C) 1976
D) 1981

16) The Article in the Constitution of India which provides for the appointment of a special officer for scheduled Castes and Scheduled tribes by the President of India is

A) Article 164
B) Article 341
C) Article 342
D) Article 338

17) Who was the permanent chairman of the Constituent Assembly?

A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
B) Jawaharlal Nehru
C) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
D) Sardar Patel

18) The 42nd Amendment extended the term of the Lok Sabha is

A) 7 years
B) 6 years
C) 8 years
D) 9 years

19) The Sarkaria Commission was set up to review the relation between

A) Prime Minister and the President
B) Executive and Judiciary
C) Legislative and Executive
D) Centre and the State

20) One of the following members was not included in the drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution

A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
B) Jawaharlal Nehru
C) Shri N Madhava Rao
D) Shri KM Munshi

21) The provisions concerning the suspension of Fundamental rights by the President during emergencies was borrowed from the

A) Constitution of U.S.A.
B) Constitution of Canada
C) Constitution of Ireland
D) Weimar Constitution

22) Article 164 of the Constitution of India provides for separate Ministers of Tribal Welfare in

A) Rajasthan, Kerala and Nagaland
B) Orissa, Bihar and Meghalaya
C) Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa
D) Madhyapradesh, Assam and Orissa

23) Who appoints the Municipal Commissioner of the Municipalities?

A) State Government
B) Mayor
C) President
D) Governor

24) The historic INA trial commenced in

A) 1940
B) 1944
C) 1945
D) 1948
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Questions asked in TA Exam held on 18 AUG 2013 with answers




                                    SECTION 1
                                PART 1 (ESSAY)

A) Write an essay in about 300 words in any one of the topics mentioned below? (Marks – 30)

1) Role of Army Navy Air Force in Uttarakhand flood tragedy.
2) Write about controversy Over CAG report regarding improper Allocation of Coal Blocks.
3) Case on Ranbaxy in US.
4) Election in Pakistan.
5) India China relationship.


B) Comprehension passage (5 marks)

The duty of armed forces comes in extra ordinary adverse situations. For those situations, there is a force which makes the society stable. Police maintain law & order in the country .Police protects customs and religious rights of people. It protects the people of the country. It helps the gentle and law abiding citizens. Police capture the anti-social persons and hand over to the court. Court punish them, the fear of punishment makes the anti-social persons no to do any crime. Police make the irresponsible people responsible towards their duty. However, all the powers lie in the hand of ministers and inspector General of Police.

1) What is the meaning of customs and religious rights in the passage?
2) In extra ordinary adverse situation which organization does its duty?
3)4)5):not able to recollect.

C)Antonyms (5 marks)

4)5):not able to recollect.

1) Where is doldrums effect occurs?
Ans-Sub tropical region

2) How many Gold Medal P.T. Usha won in 1986 Asian games in Seoul?

3) Who was runner up for ICC world cup cricket in 2013 (Men's)?
Ans-Controversial question

4) Chlorophyll has one metal content?

5) Red soil is suitable for which crops?
Ans-Millets, Sugarcane, Ragi

6) Martin Luther King was from which country?

7) Reinforcement movement was initiated by?
Ans-Martin Luther

8) Paris is situated in the bank of which river?

9) Quit India movement was initiated in year?

10) Which is not a permanent member of UN security council?

11) How soap work?
Ans-soap mix with oil and separate it from dirt.

12) Who was first Governor General of free India?
Ans- Lord Mountbatten

13) Capital of Iceland?

14) Raja Ram Mohan Rai Established By?
Ans-Brahmo Samaj

15) Capital of Sudan?

16) Where is Kilimanjaro Volcano?

17) Where is Angkot Vishnu Temple located?

18) When did Saurav Gangulay first played for India?
Ans-11 Jan .1992

19) When did India got its first Gold medal in Olympic Games?

20) Who heads the planning commission?
Ans- Prime Minister

21) Oral rehydration therapy ORT is used for?

22) The action of bile on is?

23) Kilowatt per Hour is unit of?
Ans-Electric energy

24) White revolution is about of which product?

25) The instrument used for measuring air pressure?

26) Aryabhataa was the contemporary of which king??

27) Pallavs ruled in which states?

28) McMahon line is border of?
Ans-India & China

29) Submarine uses which instrument?

30) Which kind of mirror is used in periscope?
Ans-Plane mirror

31) Which is not a Rabi corps?

32) Buddhism Literature is written in which language?

33) What kind of reaction is nerve impulse send?

34) Urea is separated/produced by which organ?

35) Who was first Indian to sail in boat around the world alone?
Ans-Lieutenant Commander Abhilash Tomy

36) Which is called heat waves also?

37) Who makes oath to President?
Ans-Chief Justice India

38) Which of these is example of Public litigation, Court take action?
Ans-Judicial Activism

39) Nthula Pass is situated in?

40) When did India adopted its constitution?
Ans-26th Jan, 1950

41) Where is Gulf of Mannar?

42) Which fact is right about leaving of Britishers from India
Ans- indian national army forced them

43) Emergency cannot be imposed in which of following conditions?
Ans-Political disturbance

44) Name of the line joining equal rain falling places?

45) Which is not a real fruit?

46) rain shadow area?
Ans-Orographic rain

47) What is Photo synthesis?

48) What is the name of the tiger used as mascout in commonwealth games?
Ans- Raju

49) Which is the top award given to any Indian for literature, science and art?

50) Lance Armstrong belongs to which country?

51) When did Quit India movement started?

52) Kovvada Nuclear power plant is in which state?
Ans-Andra Pradesh

53) Dada Saheb Falke award is given for?

54) Which state produces most coffee in India?

55) Which is called evening star?

56)  Which is not a Mammal?

57) Which is not a component of Milk?
Ans-vitamin c

58) How water get acidic?
Ans- due to the dissolved oxygen

59) Sodium kept in which liquid?

60) Which actor won the best actor award in National Film Award 2012?
Ans- Irfan Khan & Vikram Gokhle

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