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1. Which scientist discovered the radioactive element radium?
(a) Isaac Newton
(b) Albert Einstein
(c) Benjamin Franklin
(d) Marie Curie

2. Who invented Electric Generator?
(a) Sir Alexander Graham Bell
(b) Michael Faraday
(c) Alfred B.Nobel
(d) Thomas Alva Edison

3. What did Sir Isaac Newton invent?
(a) Reflecting telescope
(b) Chronometer
(c) Microscope
(d) Spectacles

4. Who invented Fountain Pen?
(a) John J.Loud
(b) Sir Frank Whittle
(c) Lewis E.Waterman
(d) Kirkpatrick Macmillan

5. The first Indian to receive Noble Prize in Literature was
(a) Mother Teresa
(b) C.V.Raman
(c) Rabindranath Tagore
(d) Sarojini Naidu

6. The only Indian to win the Nobel prize in physics is
(a) Dr. J.C.Bose
(b) Dr. C.V.Raman
(c) Dr. Vickram Sarabhai
(d) Dr. H.J.Bhabha

7. The five permanent members of UN security council are
(a) Japan, West Germany, USSR, UK and USA
(b) Canada, China, France, USSR and USA
(c) Germany, China, USSR, UK and USA
(d) China, France, USSR, UK and USA

8. The minimum age to qualify for election to the Lok Sabha is
(a) 25 years
(b) 21 years
(c) 18 years
(d) 35 years

9. The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected for a term
(a) of six years
(b) determined by the state legislative assembly of a state
(c) of four years
(d) of five years

10. The oath of office is administered to the Governor by the
(a) Chief Justice of India
(b) President
(c) Chief Justice of high court
(d) Speaker of Legislative Assembly

11. The preamble to our Constitution provided that India is
(a) a sovereign, socialist and democratic republic
(b) a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic
(c) a sovereign republic with a socialist pattern of society
(d) a socialist, secular and democratic republic

12. The members of the State Public Service Commission are appointed by
(a) Chief Minister
(b) Chief Justice
(c) Governor
(d) Vice-president

13. The birthday of which of the following leaders in India is observed as Children’s day?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) S.Radhakrishnan
(c) Rajiv Gandhi
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru

14. Which city is known as ‘Electronic City of India’?
(a) Mumbai
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Guragon
(d) Bangalore

15. Which of the following is used in pencils?
(a) Graphite
(b) Silicon
(c) Charcoal
(d) Phosphorous

16. The filament of an electric bulb is made of
(a) tungsten
(b) nichrome
(c) graphite
(d) iron

17. LPG consists of mainly
(a) methane, ethane and hexane
(b) ethane, hexane and nonane
(c) methane, hexane and nonane
(d) methane, butane and propane

18. Optical fibre works on the
(a) principle of refraction
(b) total internal reflection
(c) scattering
(d) interference

19. Plants receive their nutrients mainly from
(a) chlorophyll
(b) atmosphere
(c) light
(d) soil

20. Plants absorb most part of water needed by them through their
(a) embryonic zone
(b) growing point
(c) root hairs
(d) zone of elongation

21. Myopia is connected with
(a) Ears
(b) Eyes
(c) Lungs
(d) none of these

22. The first Indian state to install a system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings is
(a) Uttarakhand
(b) W.Bengal
(c) Gujarat
(d) Sikkim

23. Kathakati is a classical dance form of
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Telegu
(c) Kerala
(d) Kanada

24. The study of old writing used in inscription in historical construction is called
(a) Numismaties
(b) Epigraphy
(c) Palaeography
(d) Archaeology

25. Which of the following is one of the remarkable characteristics of Harappan cities?
(a) Use of burnt bricks
(b) Great bath
(c) Drainage system
(d) All of these

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26. The Iranian ruler who penetrated into north-west India in 516 BC and annexed Punjab, west of Indus and Sindh was
(a) Xeres
(b) Magadhan
(c) Darius
(d) Alexander

27. Who among the following is associated with Kalinga war?
(a) Ashoka
(b) Bindusara
(c) Chandragupta
(d) Gautamiputra

28. Who is called ‘Napoleon of India’ because of his bravery and generalship?
(a) Samudragupta
(b) Chandragupta-II
(c) Skandagupta
(d) Anugangagupta

29. “Not me but you” is the motto of
(a) NSS
(b) NCC
(c) NYC
(d) SAI

30. In which of the following states no community has been specified as a scheduled tribe?
(a) Chandigarh and Delhi
(b) Haryana and Punjab
(c) Goa and Puducherry
(d) Mizoram and Meghalaya

31. Heavy water in a Nuclear reactor is used as
(a) Stabiliser and Dilutant
(b) Lubricant and Sealant
(c) Moderator and Coolant
(d) None of these

32. The material that can be used to convert solar energy into electricity is
(a) Mica
(b) Aluminium
(c) Silicon
(d) Silver

33. The compounds used for sterilisation which are harmful to living tissues are
(a) Antipyreties
(b) Disinfectants
(c) Analgesics
(d) Antiseptics

34. The country whose capital is Lusaka is
(a) Rwanda
(b) Burundi
(c) Angola
(d) Zambia

35. The instrument generally used for determining the radius of curvature of spherical surfaces is
(a) Screw gauge
(b) Vernier caliper
(c) Spherometer
(d) Micrometer screw

36. Choose the odd one out in terms of dimensional unit
(a) Specific gravity
(b) Strain
(c) Stress
(d) None of these

37. Celebration of National Voters Day on 25th January every year is a strategy to
(a) promote free and fair election nationwide
(b) encourage reducing the election related expenditures
(c) increase enrolment of voters
(d) discourage possible communalism in the politics

38. The place of origin of an earthquake inside the surface of the earth is called its
(a) Seismos
(b) Shear centre
(c) Focus
(d) Epicentre

39. Ozone layer is concentrated above the surface of the earth mainly between
(a) 10 to 50 km
(b) 15 to 80 km
(c) 20 to 100 km
(d) 30 to 120 km

40. Which of the following states has the highest reserve iron ore deposit in India?
(a) Bihar
(b) Odisha
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Gujarat

41. Heavy Electrical (India) Ltd., to manufacture heavy electrical equipment was set up in 1956 at
(a) Ranchi
(b) Warangal
(c) Bhopal
(d) Nagpur

42. Who among the following has become the President of India twice?
(a) Dr.Zakir Hussain
(b) B.D.Jatti
(c) V.V.Giri
(d) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

43. The famous Kamakhya Temple is located in
(a) Odisha
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Assam
(d) Karnataka

44. Special Category States was introduced in 1969 and was originally granted to three states, namely
(a) Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Manipur
(b) Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya
(c) Nagaland, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh
(d) Assam, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir

45. The Schedule in the Constitution of India which contains provisions for allocation of seats for each state in the Rajya Sabha is
(a) First Schedule
(b) Fourth Schedule
(c) Ninth Schedule
(d) Tenth Schedule

46. The full form of SARDP-NE is
(a) Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North East
(b) Special Accelerated Railway Development Programme in North East
(c) Sustainable Animal and Range Development Programme in North East
(d) Stricken Aircraft Reclamation Disposition Program in North East

47. Which city is known as the ‘City of Nawabs’?
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Kolkata
(c) Lucknow
(d) Jaipur

48. Surat in Gujarat is known as
(a) Cultural City of India
(b) Sun City
(c) City of Diamond
(d) Maximum City of India

49. Which country is called ‘Isle of Pearls’?
(a) Yemen
(b) UAE
(c) Bahrain
(d) Oman

50. Who is called ‘Saint of the Gutters’?
(a) Mother Teresa
(b) Mary Catherine
(c) Maria Cannavale
(d) Maria Goretti