Showing posts with label GENERAL STUDIES. Show all posts
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Battles and Wars in India

Battle of Hydaspes—In 326 B.C. when Alexander, the great had to turn back from Hydaspes (Beas) when his troops refused to march into India against the Nanda Empire.

Battle of Kalinga—It was fought in 361 B.C. between Ashoka, the great and the king of Kalinga. The war resulted in considerable loss of life and brought misery and suffering to the people. Its impression on Ashoka was so great that he not only turned a Buddhist, but renounced war and violence.

1st Battle of Tarain (1191 A.D.)—Prithvi Raj defeated Mohd. Gauri.

2nd Battle of Tarain (1192 A.D.)—Mohd. Gauri defeated Prithvi Raj and paved the way for Muslim rule in India.

First Battle of Panipat (1526)—Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi. This laid the foundation of Mughal rule in India.

Second Battle of Panipat (1556)—Akbar defeated Hemu. It ended the Afgan Rule and the way was cleared for Mughal rule.

Battle of Talikota (1565)—The united alliance of Bijapur, Bidar, Ahmednagar and Golkunda under Hussain Nizam Shah defeated Ram Raja of Vijaynagar. It sealed the fate of the Hindu Kingdom of Vijaynagar.

Battle of Haldighati (1576)—Akbar defeated Rana Pratap. The latter had to take refuge in remote fortresses.

Battle of Plassey (1757)—The British under Lord Clive defeated Sirajuddaulah. It laid foundation of the British Rule in India.

Third Battle of Panipat (1761)—Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marahattas. The Marahatta power suffered an irreparable loss.

Battle of Buxer (1764)—The British under Sir Hector Munro defeated the Muslim army under three Mohammadan leaders : Mir Qasim, Shuja-ud-daulha and Shah Alam II. The battle made the British Supreme in India.

The First Sikh War (1845)—The Sikh Army crossed Sutlej in 1845 at which the East India Company declared war. British occupied Lahore and forced the Sikhs to accept humiliating terms of peace.

The Second Sikh War (1849)—A drawn battle was fought between the English and the Sikhs at Chelianwala in which the English appeared to have suffered heavy losses.

Indo-Pak War (1965)—An indecisive war between India and Pakistan. It led to ‘Taskent Pact’ between the two countries.

Indo-Pak War (1971)—Indian forces in joint command with Bangladesh Army accepted the surrender of the Pak Army in Bangladesh. War in the western sector came to an end as a result of cease-fire on Dec. 17. Bangladesh was liberated.

Kargil War (1999)—Indian forces scored grand victory over Pakistani army and Pak supported mercenaries in a conflict in the Kargil sector of Jammu & Kashmir. The operation was named ‘Operation Vijaya.’ The Indian forces cleared Kargil of all Pakistani elements.

Friday, January 15, 2016


1. Who is the first Chief minister of Telangna?
(A) N. Kiran Kumar Reddy (B) N. Chandrabbau NaiduKalvakuntla
(C) Chandrashekar Rao (D) E. S. L. Narasimhan (Ans : C)

2. When was Telngana formed?
(A) 1 January 2002 (B) 2 June 2014
(C) 1 August 1960 (D) 31 October 1953 (Ans : B)

3. Who took oath as first Governor of Telangna?
(A) E. S. L. Narasimhan (B) Najeeb Jung
(C) Kamla Beniwal (D) Sheila Dikshit (Ans : A)

4. The famous Warangal fort was built by ?
(A) Chalukyas (B) Musunuri Nayaks (C) Kakatiyas (D) Delhi sultans (Ans : C)

5. Which of the following dynasties ruled Telngana?
(A) Pala (B) Kakatiya (C) Sena (D) Chera (Ans : B)

6. Who were rulers of Hyderabad in 1724-1948?
(A) Peshwas (B) Nawabs (C) Amirs (D) Nizams (Ans : D)

7. When was Telangna merged with Andhra Pradesh?
(A) 5 March 1949 (B) 7 May 1984
(C) 14 July 2000 (D) 1 November 1956 (Ans : D)

8. Which party demanded statehood for Telngana and contested elections in 1971 later merged with Congress?
(A) Telangana Praja Samiti (B) Tamil Manila Congress
(C) Dravida Munnethra Kazhagam (D) Utkala Congress (Ans : A)

9. Which party formed Telangna’s first government?
(A) Telugu Desam (B) Telangana Rashtra Samiti
(C) YSR Congress (D) BJP (Ans : B)

10. Which of the following districts is part of Telngana?
(A) Anantapur (B) Guntur (C) Kurnool (D) Warangal (Ans : D)

11. Which of the following districts is not part of Telngana?
(A) Khammam (B) Nizamabad (C) Nellore (D) Adilabad (Ans : C)

12. What is the capital of Telngana?
(A) Warangal (B) Hyderabad (C) Karimnagar (D) Nizamabad (Ans : B)

13. After the formation of Telngana, how many states does India have now?
(A) 28 (B) 30 (C) 31 (D) 29 (Ans : D)

14. Telngana has been formed by dividing which of these states?
(A) Tamil Nadu (B) Arunachal Pradesh  (C) Karnataka (D) Andhra Pradhesh (Ans : D)

15. When was the bill for Telangna state passed in the two Houses of the Parliament?
(A) January 2014 (B) March 2014 (C) May 2014 (D) February 2014 (Ans : D)

16. How many MPs will Telangna send to Lok Sabha?
(A) 18 (B) 17 (C) 15 (D) 20 (Ans : B)

17. How many assembly constituencies have been allotted to Telangna?
(A) 119 (B) 118 (C) 117 (D) 116 (Ans : A)

18. Which is the ruling party in Telangna?
(A) TDP (B) INC (C) YSR Congress (D) TRS (Ans : D)

19. Historically, when was Telangna merged with Andhra?
(A) 1955 (B) 1952 (C) 1956 (D) 1958 (Ans : C)

20. Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's
(A) largest railway station (B) highest railway station
(C) longest railway station (D) None of the above (Ans : A)
21. The Telangana state was formed on ….. june 2014.
(A) 2nd (B) 4th (C) 9th (D) 15th (Ans : A)

22. Total number of districts in Telangana–
(A) 7 (B) 8 (C) 10 (D) 14 (Ans : C)

23. What is the literacy rate in Telangana–
(A) 59.11 % (B) 66.46 %
(C) 69.26 % (D) 72.08 % (Ans : B) 

24. Which one is the largest district by area wise in Telangana–
(A) Adilabad (B) Nizamabad (C) Khammam (D) Mahboobnagar (Ans : D)

25. Bathukamma is a part of which festival–
(A) Dasara (B) Ugadi (C) Sankranti (D) Mahashivaratri (Ans : A)

26. What was the name of the military operation that conducted to merge Hyderabad with India–
(A) Operation Thunder (B) Operation Hyderabad
(C) Operation Polo (D) Operation Strom (Ans : C)

27. Total number of National Park in Telangana–
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 6 (Ans : B)

28. Who is appointed as the "brand ambassador" of Telangana–
(A) Mohammad Azharuddin (B) Saina Nehwal (C) V. V. S. Laxman (D) Sania Mirza (Ans : D)

29. Who was the last Nizam of Hyderabad–
(A) Mir Osman Ali Khan (B) Mir Akbar Ali Khan
(C) Mir Mahbub Ali Khan (D) Mir Nizam Ali Khan (Ans : A)

30. In which year the Charminar was built–
(A) 1519 (B) 1538 (C) 1564 (D) 1591 (Ans : D)

31. Total number of states that shares borders with Telangana is–
(A) 4 (B) 5 (C) 6 (D) 8 (Ans : A)

32. In which year Hyderabad was officially declared as the capital of Nizams–
(A) 1702 (B) 1715 (C) 1769 (D) 1798 (Ans : C)

33. Who was the founder of the Hyderabad city and Charminar–
(A) Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah (B) Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah
(C) Abdullah Qutb Shah (D) Abul Hasan Qutb Shah (Ans : B)

34. Rudrama Devi belongs to which dynasty–
(A) Vijayanagara Empire (B) Pallava dynasty
(C) Reddy dynasty (D) Kakatiya dynasty (Ans : D)

35. The Bhadrakali Lake is located in which district–
(A) Karimnagar (B) Warangal (C) Nizamabad (D) Nalgonda (Ans : B)

36. Telangana state formation day ?
(A) 01,August (B) 02,June (C) 24,July (D) 19,September (Ans : B)

37. Which of the following is Telangana state bird ?
(A) Indian Roller (B) Peacock (C) House Sparrow (D) None of these (Ans : B)

38. Manjira Wild life Sanctuary located in which district of Telangana ?
(A) Warangal (B) Nalgonda (C) Adilabad (D) Medak (Ans : D)

39. Total number of districts in Telangana ?
(A) 09 (B) 14 (C) 10 (D) 11 (Ans : C)

40. Which district of Telangana state is largest by area ?
(A) Mahabub Nagar (B) Ranga reddy (C) Medak (D) Karim Nagar (Ans : B)

41. Who is Brand Ambassador for Telangana ?
(A) Sania Mirza (B) saina Nehwal (C) Saket M (D) None of these (Ans : A)

42. Number of Loksabha constituencies in Telangana state ?
(A) 19 (B) 22 (C) 17 (D) 14 (Ans : C)

43. An 800 year old Banyan tree Pillalamarri is situated in which district ?
(A) Medak (B) Karim nagar (C) Mahabub nagar (D) Adilabad (Ans : C)

44. Which of the following Village/City is famous for Paper industry ?
(A) Sirpur (B) Bellampalle (C) Manchiryal (D) Sangareddy (Ans : A)

45. Former prime minister P V Narasimha rao belongs to which of the following district in Telangana ?
(A) Adilabad (B) Nizamabad (C) Karim nagar (D) Medak (Ans : C)

46. What is the name of the Hyderabad international airport ?
(A) Indiragandhi International Airport (B) Rajiv gandhi International Airport
(C) Nehru International Airport (D) Kakatiya International Airport (Ans : B)

47. Nagarjuna sagar dam was built on which river ?
(A) Godavari (B) Bhima (C) Manjira (D) Krishna (Ans : D) 

48. Monument Charminar built in which year ?
(A) 1586 (B) 1591 (C) 1595 (D) 1598 (Ans : B)

49. Bhongir fort situated in which district ?
(A) Nalgonda (B) Warangal (C) Adilabad (D) Nizamabad (Ans : A) 

Telangana History and Geography

History of Telangana
Telangana was once ruled by Satavahana dynasty followed by Vishnukundina, Vakataka, Rashtrakuta, Chalukya and Western Chalukya. Telangana area had its golden era during the reign of Kakatiya dynasty. In 14th century Delhi Sultanate ruled this area, followed by Bahmani Sultanate. Hyderabad state was annexed in Indian Union on 17th September 1948, after a military operation, Operation Polo. Telangana Rebellion was a peasant revolt, originated in the Telangana regions of the Hyderabad state between 1946 and 1951. After reorganization Telangana was merged with Andhra State to form Andhra Pradesh. After many issues and committees, Telangana was officially formed on 2nd June 2014.

Geography of Telangana
Telangana is situated on the Deccan Plateau. Telangana shares the borders with Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states. Krishna and Godavari along with many minor rivers passes through the state. It has an area of 114840 sq kms making it the 12th largest state in the country. 

Government and Administration of Telangana
Hyderabad is the common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for not more than ten years. Telangana is divided into 10 districts. Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Telugu Desam Party and Indian National Congress are the major political parties in the state. Telangana legislative assembly consists of 119 seats. Telangana contributes 17 members to the Indian Assembly.

Language and Culture of Telangana
Telangana culture combines cultural customs from Persian traditions and south Indian traditions and customs. Perini Sivatandavam or Perini Thandavam, also known as 'Dance of Warriors' is performed by warriors before leaving to battlefield. Perini is dedicated to Lord Shiva, is also one of the famous dance form in the state. Telangana folk songs left a profound impact on the Statehood movement. Oggu Katha or Oggukatha is a traditional folklore singing praising and narrating the stories of Hindu gods. Nirmal paintings are one of the popular painting forms in the state. Telugu and Hyderabadi cuisines are two cuisines in the state. Telugu cuisine is spicy whereas Hyderabadi cuisine contains more of millet and roti. Telugu is widely spoken, followed by Urdu, Hindi and English. 

Education Status in Telangana
Telangana houses Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) which caters the educational needs of rural youth in Telangana. University of Hyderabad, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Indian School of Business, National Institute of Technology Warangal, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad, Kakatiya University Warangal, Osmania University Hyderabad, Telugu University Hyderabad, NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad, Urdu University Hyderabad are some of the famous universities in the state. Telangana has research centers like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Hyderabad, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Hyderabad, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. 

Economy of Telangana
Telangana’s economy is mainly driven by agriculture. Rice is the major food corp. Gherkins, mangoes and grapes are majorly exported. Hyderabad contributes 15% of IT exports in India. Many manufacturing and services industries are located in and around Hyderabad. Automobiles and auto components industry, mines and minerals, spices, pharmaceutical, horticulture, textiles and apparels, poultry farming are the main industries in Telangana. There are 68 Special Economic Zones in Telangana. 

Tourism in Telangana
Telangana's tourist attractions include historical places, monuments, forts, waterfalls, forests and temples. Charminar, Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, Bhongir Fort, Paigah Tombs are some of the famous monuments in the state. Yadagirigutta, Thousand Pillar Temple, Bhadrachalam Temple, Sri Raja Rajeshwara temple, Ramappa Temple, Birla Mandir, Basara, Nelakondapalli, Mecca Masjid, Medak Church are some of the religious destinations in the state. Pocharam wildlife sanctuary is spread in 130sq kms and houses several quadrupeds. Kuntula waterfalls in Adilabad are highest waterfalls in the state at height of 147 meters amidst dense forest and sahayadri mountain range. Adventurous tourism can be experienced in Bhuvanagiri. Telangana is well connected by air, road and rail.

Festivals Celebrated in Telangana
Bathukamma is a colorful and vibrant festival celebrated by women, during the latter half of monsoon, before the onset of winter. The women of neighborhood gather in large number and they start singing songs by circling it repeatedly, building a beautiful human circle of unity, love, sisterhood. Batukamma celebrates the inherent relationship between earth, water and the human beings. Bonalu is celebrated during Ashada Masam by worshipping Goddess Mahakali. The festival is a form of thanksgiving to the Goddess after the fulfillment of vows. The Sammakka Saralamma shrine area in Warangal is built during the 12th century in the memory of two tribal women. This festival is considered as the largest tribe festival of the world. Apart from these all the major festivals in India are celebrated.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Uttar Pradesh P.C.S. Upper Subordinate (Mains) Exam General Studies Solved Paper (Exam Held on 21-12-2012)

1. The first Battle of Panipat was fought between–
(A) Babur and Ibrahim Lodi
(B) Babur and Rana Sanga
(C) Sher Shah Suri and Akbar
(D) Humayun and Ibrahim Lodi
Ans : (A)

2. Todar Mal was associated to–
(A) Law (B) Land Revenue Reforms
(C) Literature (D) Music
Ans : (B)

3. Who among the following gave up the title of 'Sir' in protest against the Jallianwala Bagh incident ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Rabindranath Tagore (D) Tej Bahadur Sapru
Ans : (C)

4. Which of the following Mauryan officers was in-charge of weights and measures ?
(A) Pautavadhyaksha (B) Panyadhyaksha
(C) Sitadhyaksha (D) Sunadhyaksha
Ans : (A)

5. In the third Battle of Panipat Marathas were defeated by–
(A) Mughals (B) Afghans
(C) Britishers (D) Rohillas
Ans : (B)

6. The Harappan city represented by the archaeological site of Lothal was situated on the river–
(A) Narmada (B) Mahi
(C) Bhogava (D) Bhima
Ans : (C)

7. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below the lists–
(a) Battle of Haldighati (b) Battle of Bilgram
(c) Revolt of Khusro (d) Battle of Kanwah
1. Babur 2. Akbar
3. Humayun 4. Jahangir
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 3 4 1 (B) 1 3 2 4
(C) 3 2 4 1 (D) 2 4 1 3
Ans : (A)

8. Who among the following was the 1st Law Minister of India ?
(A) Jawahar Lal Nehru (B) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(C) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (D) T. T. Krishnamachari
Ans : (B)

9. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet Lokmanya during–
(A) Swadeshi Movement (B) Revolutionary Movement
(C) Home Rule Movement (D) Quit India Movement
Ans : (C)

10. In which order did the following dynasties rule Delhi ? Select the correct answer from the code given below–
1. Khalji 2. Lodi
3. Sayyid 4. Slave
(A) 1, 2, 4, 3  (B) 1, 2, 3, 4
(C) 2, 3, 4, 1  (D) 4, 1, 3, 2
Ans : (D)

11. Which one of the following is considered to be the most significant battle in the establishment of British Supremacy in India ?
(A) Buxar (B) Plassey
(C) Seringapattam (D) Wandiwash
Ans : (A)

12. When did Gandhiji give the slogan of 'Swaraj in a year' ?
(A) During Dandi March
(B) During Non-Cooperation Movement
(C) During Civil Disobedience Movement
(D) During Round Table Conference
Ans : (B)

13. Court Language during Mughal period was–
(A) Arabic (B) Turki
(C) Persian (D) Urdu
Ans : (C)

14. The Arthashastra of Kautilya is a–
(A) Play about Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Biography
(C) History of Chandragupta Maurya
(D) Book on Principles of Government
Ans : (D)

15. Who succeeded Aurangzeb after his death in 1707 A.D. ?
(A) Bahadur Shah I (B) Jahandar Shah
(C) Mohammad Shah (D) Akbar II
Ans : (A)

16. In whose reign-period the Chinese Traveller Hiuen-Tsang visited lndia ?
(A) Chandragupta-II (B) Harsh
(C) Dhandey (D) Skandgupta
Ans : (B)

17. Which of the following temples is an example of rock cut architecture ?
(A) Shore temple, Mamalla puram
(B) Rajarajeswara temple, Thanjavur
(C) Kailash temple, Ellora
(D) Jagannath temple, Puri
Ans : (C)

18. Aurobindo Ghosh was brilliantly defended in the Alipur cons-piracy case by–
(A) Chitta Ranjan Das (B) W. C. Bannerjee
(C) Motilal Nehru (D) Tej Bahadur Sapru
Ans : (A)

19. Between whom was the 'Treaty of Bassein' signed in 1802 ?
(A) English and Bajirao–I
(C) English and Bajirao–II
(C) French and Bajirao–I
(D) Dutch and Bajirao–II
Ans : (B)

20. The most learned ruler of the Delhi Sultanate who was well versed in various branches of learning including Astronomy, Mathematics and Medicines was–
(A) Iltutmish (B) Alauddin Khalji
(C) Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq (D) Sikandar Lodi
Ans : (C)

21. The conquest of Sindh by British was completed during the period of–
(A) Lord Ellenborough (B) Lord Hardinge
(C) Lord Aukland (D) Lord Arnherst
Ans : (A)

22. Who compared Curzon's administration in India to that of Aurangzeb–
(A) B. G. Tilak (B) G. K. Gokhale
(C) Dadabhai Naoroji (D) Annie Besant
Ans : (A)

23. Who among the following estabhshed Delhi as the Capital of Sultanate ?
(A) Muizzuddin Muhammad Gori (B) Qutubuddin Aibak
(C) Iltutmish (D) Aram Shah
Ans : (C)

24. Where did the Indian Congress got divided into two wings–moderates and extremists ?
(A) Surat Session 1907 (B) Lahore Session 1909
(C) Calcutta Session 1911 (D) Karachi Session 1913
Ans : (A)

25. Which important event immediately preceded Jallianwala Bagh massacre ?
(A) Non-Cooperation Movement
(B) Enactment of Rowlett Act
(C) Communal Award
(D) Arrival of Simon Commission
Ans : (B)

26. What is the correct sequence of the following movements ?
1. Civil Disobedience Movement 2. Khilafat Movement
3. Home-Rule Movement 4. Quit India Movement
Select your answer from the code given below–
(A) 1, 4, 3, 2  (B) 4, 1, 2, 3
(C) 3, 2, 1, 4  (D) 2, 4, 1, 3
Ans : (C)

27. The date April 6, 1930 is known in Indian history for–
(A) First Round Table Conference in London
(B) Non-Cooperation Movement
(C) Gandhi-Irwin Pact
(D) Mahatma Gandhi's breaking law by making salt during Salt Satyagrah
Ans : (D)

28. Mausoleum (Dargah) of which Chisti Saint was most visited by Akbar ?
(A) Moinuddin Chisti
(B) Sheikh Nasimuddin Chirag Dehalvi
(C) Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Qaki
(D) Sheikh Farid Sanj-ai-Shakar
Ans : (A)

29. Which one, of the following parties was in power in U. K. when India got independence ?
(A) Conservative Party (B) Labour Party
(C) Liberal Party (D) Socialist Party
Ans : (B)

30. Who was the first Lady President of the Indian National Congress ?
(A) Nalini Sen Gupta (B) Sarojini Naidu
(C) Annie Besant (D) Kadambini Bose
Ans : (C)

31. The Muslim Leagues Annual Session which gave effect to Jinnah's Two Nation Theory was held in–
(A) Lahore (B) Karachi
(C) Bombay (D) Lucknow
Ans : (A)

32. Who among the following Sufis regarded Krishna among the Auliya?
(A) Shah Abdul Azeez (B) Shah Waliullah
(C) Shah Kalimullah (D) Muhammad Ghaus
Ans : (D)

33. The Muslim league demanded separate Pakistan for the first time in the year–
(A) 1939 (B) 1940
(C) 1941 (D) 1942
Ans : (B)

34. Mahodaya in an old name of–
(A) Allahabad (B) Khajuraho
(C) Kannauj (D) Patna
Ans : (C)

35. Mughal Style of painting was started by–
(A) Jahangir (B) Akbar
(C) Shahjahan (D) Humayun
Ans : (D)

36. Who among the following is known as the 'Father of Hindi Khadi Boli ?
(A) Amir Khusrau (B) Malik Muhammad Jaisi
(C) Kabir (D) Abdul Rahim-Khan-i-Khanan
Ans : (A)

37. Who among the following prominently fought for and got widow remarriage legalised ?
(A) Annie Besant (B) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(C) M. G. Ranade (D) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Ans : (B)

38. The Indian National Congress was formed during Governor Generalship of–
(A) Lord Ripon (B) Lord William Bentinck
(C) Lord Dafferin (D) Lord Curzon
Ans : (C)

39. Gandhiji's Champaran Movement was for–
(A) The Security of the rights of Harijans
(B) Civil Disobedience Movement
(C) Maintaining of unity of Hindu Society
(D) Solving the problems of Indigo worker
Ans : (D)

40. When Gandhiji was arrested in Salt Satyagrah, who took his place as leader of the movement ?
(A) Abbas Tyabji (B) Abul Kalam Azad
(C) Jawahar Lal Nehru (D) Sardar Patel
Ans : (A)

41. The educational centre at Delhi called Madrasah-i-Begam was established by–
(A) Gulbadan Begam (B) Maham Anaga
(C) Zia-un-nisa (D) Zinat-un-nisa
Ans : (B)

42. Sati system was abolished by–
(A) Lord Warren Hastings (B) Lord Wellesley
(C) Lord William Bentinck (D) Lord Ripon
Ans : (C)

43. Where was Mahatma Gandhi arrested in connection with Quit India Movement ?
(A) Bombay (B) Madras
(C) Calcutta (D) New Delhi
Ans : (A)

44. When 1857 Revolt broke out, Governor-General was–
(A) Dalhousie (B) Canning
(C) Lawerence (D) Curzon
Ans : (B)

45. The English Newspaper 'Independent' was associated to–
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) C. R. Das
(C) Jawahar Lal Nehru (D) Moti Lal Nehru
Ans : (D)

46. Which of the following States of India does not have common border with Myanmar ?
(A) Assam (B) Nagaland
(C) Arunachal Pradesh (D) Mizoram
Ans : (A)

47. Which of the following is correctly matched ?
(A) Eskimo – Amazon Basin
(B) Pigmy – Irawadi Basin
(C) Bundu – Sahara
(D) Bushman – Kalahari
Ans : (D)

48. Afghanistan does not have common border with–
(A) Uzbekistan (B) Tajikistan
(C) Russia (D) Turkmenistan
Ans : (C)

49. Which one of the following statements is correct ?
(A) Greenland is the second largest (area) island in the world
(B) Nuuk is a small town of Greenland
(C) The height of Nuuk above the sea level is 3 metre
(D) Greenland belongs to U.S.A.
Ans : (D)

50. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
Country — City
(A) Venezuela — Bogota
(B) New Zealand — Caracas
(C) Colombia — Wellington
(D) Cyprus — Nicosia
Ans : (D)

51. World's longest Rail-road tunnel Seikan is in–
(A) China (B) South Korea
(C) Japan (D) Malaysia
Ans : (A)

52. Which of the following Islands of the Pacific Ocean belongs to Melanesia group of Islands ?
(A) Soloman island (B) Gilbert island
(C) Society island (D) Marshall island
 Ans : (A)

53. In which one of the following countries are Pampas Grasslands located ?
(A) Paraguay (B) Bolivia
(C) Argentina (D) Uruguay
Ans : (C)

54. Which of the following areas of India receives winter rainfall ?
(A) North-West (B) South-West
(C) North-East (D) South-East
Ans : (A)

55. Where the area known as “Jangal Mahal” is situated ?
(A) West Bengal (B) Jharkhand
(C) Assam (D) Bihar
Ans : (A)

56. Which of the following is a specific example of  'Out Port' ?
(A) Porbandar (B) Haldia
(C) Panaji (D) Vishakhapatnam
Ans : (C)

57. The famous Tiger Reserve 'Sariska' is situated in which of the following States ?
(A) Uttar Pradesh (B) Rajasthan
(C) Uttarakhand (D) Madhya Pradesh
Ans : (B)

58. The most controversial 'Babli Project' is situated in which of the following States ?
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Gujarat
(C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Maharashtra
Ans : (D)

59. The first Nuclear reactor of India is named–
(A) Apsara (B) Kamini
(C) Rohini (D) Urvashi
Ans : (A)

60. The biggest producer of spices in India is–
(A) Gujarat (B) Kerala
(C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Punjab
Ans : (B)

61. The largest Milk producing country in the world is–
(A) Canada (B) Denmark
(C) England (D) India
Ans : (D)

62. The Earth is located between–
(A) Venus and Mars (B) Mars and Jupiter
(C) Venus and Jupiter (D) Mercury and Venus
Ans : (A)

63. Which of the following mountains is located in Germany ?
(A) Black Forest (B) Atlas
(C) Pyrenees (D) Apennines
Ans : (A)

64. Which of the following countries is called 'Garden of Lakes' ?
(A) Poland (B) Finland
(C) Netherlands (D) Switzerland
Ans : (B)

65. Which of the following systems of rocks in India contain major deposits of Iron-ore ?
(A) Gondwana System (B) Cuddapah System
(C) Dharwar System (D) Vindhyan System
Ans : (C)

66. Which one of the following rivers cuts across all the three ranges of the Himalayas ?
(A) Ravi (B) Sutlej
(C) Chenab (D) Jhelum
Ans : (B)

67. Tsunami Warning Centre in India is located in–
(A) Chennai (B) Vishakhapatnam
(C) Hyderabad (D) Port Blair
Ans : (D)

68. Which one of the following Tiger reserves of India is located in Mizoram ?
(A) Melghat (B) Buxa
(C) Dampha (D) Bhadra
Ans : (C)

69. According to Census 2011, the State having the highest density of population is–
(A) Bihar (B) Kerala
(C) Uttar Pradesh (D) West Bengal
Ans : (A)

70. According to Population Census 2011, which of the following states of India has lowest percentage of Urban Population to its total population ?
(A) Himachal Pradesh (B) Odisha
(C) Jharkhand (D) Rajasthan
Ans : (A)

71. According to Census 2011, which of the following statements about Uttar Pradesh are correct ?
1. The district having lowest literacy rate is Shravasti.
2. The district having the highest sex-ratio is Deoria.
3. The district having the lowest density of population is Lalitpur.
4. On the basis of Nagar Nigam area population, the most population city in the State is Kanpur.
Select the correct answer using the code given below–
(A) 1 and 2 (B) 1 and 3
(C) 2 and 4 (D) 3 and 4
Ans : (B)

72. The ‘Hot Spots’ (in context of environment) found in India are–
(A) Eastern Ghat, Western Ghat
(B) Vindhyan Range, Eastern Ghat
(C) Eastern Himalayan Range, Western Ghat
(D) Shivalik Range, Eastern Ghat
Ans : (C)

73. Which State of India recorded the negative growth-rate of population during 2001-11 ?
(A) Goa (B) Kerala
(C) Karnataka (D) Nagaland
Ans : (D)

74. According to Census 2011, the most urbanised State of India is–
(A) Kerala (B) Maharashtra
(C) Tamil Nadu (D) West Bengal
Ans : (C)

75. According to Census 2011, which of the following States has the lowest density of population ?
(A) Nagaland (B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Sikkim (D) Mizoram
Ans : (B)

76. According to population Census 2011, which of the following States has largest. number of females per thousand males ?
(A) Tamil Nadu (B) Manipur
(C) Meghalaya (D) Kerala
Ans : (D)

77. As per Census 2011, the most literate district of U.P. is–
(A) Gautam Buddha Nagar (B) Ghaziabad
(C) Kanpur Nagar (D) Lucknow
Ans : (B)

78. Which State of India has the largest percentage of its area under forest cover ?
(A) Arunachal Pradesh (B) Meghalaya
(C) Mizoram (D) Nagaland
Ans : (B)

79. The decadal growth rate of population in India has been lowest during–
(A) 1961-1971 (B) 1981-1991
(C) 1991-2001 (D) 2001-2011
Ans : (D)

80. Which of the following has been designated by the U.N.O. as decade for 2011-20
(A) Natural disaster decade (B) Bio-diversity decade
(C) Climate-change decade (D) Environment decade
Ans : (B)

81. The decadal growth of population was the lowest in 2011 in the State of–
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Bihar
(C) Tamil Nadu (D) West Bengal
Ans : (A)

82. According to Census 2011, the correct descending order of four districts of Uttar Pradesh having highest literacy rate is–
(A) Ghaziabad, Kanpur City, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Auraiya
(B) Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Kanpur City, Auraiya
(C) Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Auraiya, Kanpur City
(D) Ghaziabad, Kanpur City, Auraiya, Gautam Buddh Nagar
Ans : (B)

83. The final match of World Cup Cricket 2011 was played at–
(A) Delhi (B) Kolkata
(C) Mumbai (D) Mohali
Ans : (C)

84. 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award has been given to–
(A) D. R. Mehta (B) Gautam Bhai
(C) Maulana Waheeduddin Khan (D) Nirmala Deshpande
Ans : (A)

85. The 9th World Hindi Conference was held on–
(A) Chicago (B) Johannesburg
(C) London (D) New York
Ans : (B)

86. In July 2012 Enrique Pena Nieto was elected as President of–
(A) Bolivia (B) Colombia
(C) Honduras (D) Mexico
Ans : (D)

87. In which country FIFA-2014 World Cup is proposed to be held ?
(A) Argentina (B) Spain
(C) Italy (D) Brazil
Ans : (D)

88. Who are the two Indian sisters, who won medals in the World Wrestling Championship held in Edmonton, Canada in September 2012 ?
Select the correct answer from the code given below–
1. Alka 2. Babita
3. Geeta 4. Sakshi
(A) 1 and 2 (B) 2 and 3
(C) 3 and 4 (D) 1 and 4
Ans : (B)

89. The Indian Satellite GSAT-10 was successfully launched on 29-9-2012 from–
(A) Baikonur (B) Kiruna
(C) Kourou (D) Vandenberg
Ans : (C)

90. In London Olympic 2012 India won–
(A) 1 Silver and 5 Bronze Medals
(B) 2 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals
(C) 3 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals
(D) 4 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals
Ans : (B)

91. Match List-I (2012 Nobel Prize Winners) and List-II (Category).
Select the correct answer from the given below the lists–
(a) Mo Yan (b) Robert Lefkovitz
(c) Serge Haroche (d) Shinya Yamanaka
1. Chemistry 2. Medicines
3. Literature 4. Physics
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 3 4 1 (B) 3 1 4 2
(C) 3 2 1 4 (D) 4 2 3 1
Ans : (B)

92. With which country, India has signed Social Security Agreement in June 2012 ?
(A) Estonia (B) Finland
(C) Norway (D) Sweden
Ans : (B)

93. The Winner of Golden Boot award in Euro-Cup 2012 was–
(A) Cristiana Ronaldo (B) Fernando Torres
(C) Mario Balotelli (D) Mario Gomez
Ans : (B)

94. Who was India's flag bearer at the London Olympics 2012 ?
(A) Mary Kom (B) Saina Nehwal
(C) Sushil Kumar (D) Vijay Kumar
Ans : (C)

95. Who among the following is the 29th Grand Master in India ?
(A) Deep Sen Gupta (B) M. R. Lalit Babu
(C) M. R. Venkatesh (D) Sahaj Grover
Ans : (D)

96. Which one of the following statements is not true about GSAT-10 ?
(A) It was successfully launched from French Guiana on September 29, 2012
(B) It weighs about 3400 kg
(C) It carries 25 communication transponders
(D) It has an operational life of about 15 years
Ans : (C)

97. In which country FIFA-2010 World Cup was held ?
(A) Argentina (B) Spain
(C) Brazil (D) South Africa
Ans : (D)

98. Which country won Gold Medal in Men's Hockey in London Olympics 2012 ?
(A) Australia (B) Britain
(C) Germany (D) Netherlands
Ans : (C)

99. Who has been named the 'ODI Cricketer of the year' at the ICC Annual Awards function held in September 2012 ?
(A) Kumar Sangakara (B) Michael Clarke
(C) M. S. Dhoni (D) Virat Kohli
Ans : (D)

100. Which two States have banned in July 2012, the production, distribution and sale of Gutka and Panmasala ?
(A) Bihar and Rajasthan (B) Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh
(C) Haryana and Jharkhand (D) Punjab and Karnataka
Ans : (B)

101. Who among the following has been given Ramon Magsaysay Award for the year 2012 ?
(A) Anupam Mishra (B) Dr. Binayak Sen
(C) Kulandei Francis (D) R. K. Pachauri
Ans : (C)

102. Which country has granted political asylem to WikiLeaks Chief, Julian Assange ?
(A) Bolivia (B) Colombia
(C) Ecuador (D) Guyana
Ans : (C)

103. How many Foreign Satellites are proposed to be launched in the ISRO's next PSLV stated for December 2012 ?
(A) 3 (B) 4
(C) 5 (D) 6
Ans : (B)

104. 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan' started recently by Government of India relates to–
(A) Making the Ganga, pollution free
(B) Making the Environment pollution free
(C) Making the Urban areas of the country pollution free
(D) Ending the Open Latrine System in Rural areas
Ans : (D)

105. ‘Yellow Revolution’ is related with–
(A) Flori culture (B) Fish culture
(C) Rape seed-Mustard production (D) Wheat production
Ans : (C)

106. ‘Lalit’ is an improved variety of–
(A) Mango (B) Guava
(C) Banana (D) Strawbery
Ans : (B)

107. National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) is located at–
(A) New Delhi (B) Hyderabad
(C) Nagpur (D) Nainital
Ans : (B)

108. Crop Insurance Scheme in India was started in–
(A) 1945 (B) 1980
(C) 1985 (D) 1988
Ans : (C)

109. Preferred variety of Mango for export is–
(A) Dashahri (B) Langra
(C) Alphanso (D) Amrapali
Ans : (A)

110. Which of the following controls the working of Share Market in India ?
(C) MRTP Act (D) None of the above
Ans : (B)

111. Term 'Balance of Payment' is used in relation to which of the following ?
(A) Annual sale of a factory (B) Tax collection
(C) Exports and Imports (D) None of the above
Ans : (C)

112. 'Dalal Street' is situated at–
(A) New Delhi (B) London
(C) Mumbai (D) Paris
Ans : (C)

113. The Public Sector undertaking included in 'Navratna' is–
(C) MTNL (D) All of the above
Ans : (A)

114. The descending order of the following States from the point of view of wheat production in the country is–
(A) Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar
(B) Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar
(C) Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana
(D) Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh
Ans : (A)

115. Which one of the following crops can be grown in all the three seasons of the year ?
(A) Sunflower (B) Safflower
(C) Mustard (D) Linseed
Ans : (A)

116. First Agricultural University in India was established at–
(A) Pantnagar (B) Ludhiana
(C) Jabalpur (D) Kanpur
Ans : (A)

117. Central Food Technological Research Institute is located at–
(A) Bengaluru (B) Mysore
(C) Chennai (D) Hyderabad
Ans : (B)

118. In India the largest area of Saline soil is found in the State of–
(A) Uttar Pradesh (B) Haryana
(C) Gujarat (D) Maharashtra
Ans : (A)

119. The average cropping intensity of India is about–
(A) 110 per cent (B) 135 per cent
(C) 160 per cent (D) 185 per cent
Ans : (B)

120. The contribution of agriculture at present in National G.D.P. is approximately–
(A) 18% (B) 23%
(C) 25% (D) 28%
Ans : (A)

121. Which one of the following States has largest area under Soybeen cultivation ?
(A) Uttar Pradesh (B) Bihar
(C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Maharashtra
Ans : (C)

122. Hand book of Agriculture is published from–
(A) I.A.R.I. (B) I.C.A.R.
(C) U.P.C.A.R. (D) I.C.S.I.R.
Ans : (A)

123. Rourkela Steel Plant was established in collaboration with–
(A) United Kingdom (B) Russia
(C) U.S.A. (D) Germany
Ans : (D)

124. VAT is imposed–
(A) On first stage of production
(B) Directly on consumer
(C) On all stages between production and final sale
(D) On final stage of production
Ans : (C)

125. Indian Meteorological Department is established at–
(A) New Delhi (B) Nagpur
(C) Jodhpur (D) Pune
Ans : (D)

126. In Uttar Pradesh, the first Viklang Viswa Vidyalaya has been established at–
(A) Banda (B) Kanpur
(C) Chitrakoot (D) Sonbhadra
Ans : (C)

127. In Uttar Pradesh Mid-day-meal programme was started in the year–
(A) 1985 (B) 1990
(C) 1995 (D) 1997
Ans : (C)

128. In Uttar Pradesh 'Rani Laxmibai Dam Project' has been constructed on the river–
(A) Ghagra (B) Betwa
(C) Sone (D) Chambal
Ans : (B)

129. Kanhaiyalal Maniklal Central Hindi Institute is situated at–
(A) Agra (B) Bareilly
(C) Gorakhpur (D) Meerut
Ans : (A)

130. Who has unanimously been elected speaker of the 16th Uttar Pradesh Assembly ?
(A) Sukhdeo Rajbhar (B) Mata Prasad Pandey
(C) Syed Ahmad Bukhari (D) Naresh Uttam
Ans : (B)

131. Who among the following acted as President of Indian National Congress for six consecutive years ?
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji (B) Abul Kalam Azad
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (D) Jawaharlal Nehru
Ans : (B)

132. Among the following, which area of Uttar Pradesh is maximum flood affected ?
(A) Western area (B) Eastern area
(C) Middle area (D) Northern area
Ans : (B)

133. Consider the following statements and find out the correct answer using the code given below–
Assertion (A) : In Uttar Pradesh, Shiksha Mitra Yojna, provides an opportunity to village youth force to serve by their own village-education.
Reason (R) : Its purpose is to maintain teacher-student ratio according to norms.
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true
Ans : (A)

134. In Uttar Pradesh when 'Go to School Campaign' for primary education, was started ?
(A) In the year 1999 (B) In the year 2000
(C) In the year 2001 (D) In the year 2002
Ans : (A)

135. In Uttar Pradesh maximum percentage of workers are engaged in–
(A) Agriculture field (B) Industry field
(C) Service field (D) Industry and Service field
Ans : (A)

136. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
(A) Sacred Tourist place of Kabir panthi – Maghar
(B) Place of eternal happiness of Lord Buddha – Kushinagar
(C) Grave of Sufi Sant Hazi Waris Ali Shah – Deva Sharif
(D) Place of devotion of 88 thousand Rishis – Sankisa
Ans : (D)

137. G. T. Road does not pass from–
(A) Allahabad (B) Agra
(C) Aligarh (D) Mughal Sarai
Ans : (B)

138. In India which State has the largest representation in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ?
(A) Uttar Pradesh (B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Maharashtra (D) Andhra Pradesh
Ans : (A)

139. According to 2011 Census, figures, which among the following Districts in Uttar Pradesh has the lowest female literacy ?
(A) Ballia (B) Deoria
(C) Gorakhpur (D) Rampur
Ans : (D)

140. Famous 'Chirkula' dance is associated with–
(A) Avadh (B) Bundelkhand
(C) Brij Bhumi (D) Rohilkhand
Ans : (C)

141. The main Commercial Crop of Uttar Pradesh is–
(A) Oil seeds (B) Cotton
(C) Sugarcane (D) Jute
Ans : (C)

142. In Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Holi festival 'Latthmar Holi is celebrated at–
(A) Brindavan (B) Barsana
(C) Mathura (D) Gokul
Ans : (B)

143. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below the lists–
List–I (Lok Geet)
(a) Birha (b) Rasia
(c) Alha (d) Kajari
List–II (Area)
1. Brij Bhumi 2. Bundelkhand
3. Poorvanchal 4. Avadh
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  1 2 3 4 (B)  4 3 1 2
(C)  3 1 2 4 (D)  2 4 1 3
Ans : (C)

144. In Uttar Pradesh the highest production of 'Aonla' comes from–
(A) Rae Bareli District (B) Pratapgarh District
(C) Sultanpur District (D) Faizabad District
Ans : (B)

145. Railway Coach factory in Uttar Pradesh is being established at–
(A) Rae Bareli (B) Noida
(C) Kanpur (D) Amethi
Ans : (A)

146. Yamuna Express way runs between–
(A) Noida to Greater Noida (B) Greater Noida to Agra
(C) Lucknow to Agra (D) Agra to Allahabad
Ans : (B)

147. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
(A) Bio-technology Park – Lucknow
(B) Tronica City – Noida
(C) Plastic City – Kanpur
(D) Leather Technology Park – Unnao
Ans : (B)

148. Indian Grassland and Forest Research Institute is located at–
(A) Bahraich (B) Ranchi
(C) Jhansi (D) Patna
Ans : (C)

149. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
(A) Amir Khusro – Etah
(B) Mirza Galib – Agra
(C) Josh – Malihabad
(D) Jigar – Gorakhpur
Ans : (D)

150. Begam Samru built a very famous Church in–
(A) Mount Abu (B) Nainital
(C) Sardhana(D) Kanpur
Ans : (C)