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


  1. What is the ans of Q .no. 5...can you tell me the right answer?

    1. Right ans for 5 is D) Franz Beckenbauer Germany

  2. Hi Smruti,
    the general awareness practice sets would b of gr8 help if it can be put in a downloadable format.I suggest creating a place where everyone can upload/download all types of study material for both P.I.B and S.S.B


  3. hi sir am B.Sc.Nursing degree holder and I had represented state level cricket tournament organized by BCCI i.e C.K.NAIDU tournament in 2008 now my age is 29yrs do I have any opportunity to serve india,am very eager to serve pls let me know to my mail id. pls pls pls sir