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General Awareness Question Paper of SSC (10+2) LDC, DEO & PA/SA EXAM 2015 (Test Form No. 7203752)


1. Which of the following Scientist prove that the path of each planet around the Sun is elliptical?

  • 1) Kepler
  • 2) Galileo
  • 3) Newton
  • 4) Copernicus



2. How much of world's surface is covered by water?

  • 1) 55%
  • 2) 70%
  • 3) 80%
  • 4) 25%



3. Natural system of classification was proposed by __________ botanists.

  • 1) Indian
  • 2) German
  • 3) Swedish
  • 4) British



4. Which was the first linguistic state to be created?

  • 1) Kerala
  • 2) Tamil Nadu
  • 3) Andhra Pradesh
  • 4) Maharashtra



5. Arundhati Roy is the author of

  • 1) God of Small Things
  • 2) Disgrace
  • 3) The Tin Drum
  • 4) My Childhood Days



6. Among the following districts of Tamil Nadu, which district is unfit for cultivation due to increased salinity

  • 1) Coimbatore
  • 2) Tiruchirapalli
  • 3) Nagapattinam
  • 4) Ramanathapuram



7. Which of the following phenomenon helps to conclude that light is a transverse wave?

  • 1) interference
  • 2) diffraction
  • 3) polarisation
  • 4) refraction



8. All forms of ROM are also known as

  • 1) Freeware
  • 2) Middleware
  • 3) Firmware
  • 4) Shareware



9. What is Kyoto Protocol?

  • 1) It is an agreement among countries to take steps for reducing acid rain
  • 2) It is an agreement among countries to take steps for planting trees to control pollution
  • 3) It is an agreement among countries to start using nuclear energy
  • 4) It is an agreement among countries to take steps for reducing global warming



10. The Simplest CPU - scheduling algorithm is ________________.

  • 1) SJF scheduling algorithm
  • 2) Round robin scheduling algorithm
  • 3) Multilevel scheduling algorithm
  • 4) FCFS scheduling algorithm



11. Who is the author of the book "Romancing with Life"?

  • 1) Kapil Dev
  • 2) Dev Anand
  • 3) Shashi Tharoor
  • 4) Bill Clinton



12. In which of the Round Table Conference Mahatma Gandhi participated?

  • 1) First Round Table Conference, 1930
  • 2) Second Round Table Conference, 1931
  • 3) Third Round Table Conference, 1932
  • 4) All of these



13. The headquarters of the Survey of India Department is located at

  • 1) Jaipur
  • 2) Dehradun
  • 3) Hyderabad
  • 4) New Delhi



14. Plank's constant has the dimensions of

  • 1) energy
  • 2) linear momentum
  • 3) angular momentum
  • 4) force



15. The most suitable unit for expressing nuclear radius is

  • 1) nanometre
  • 2) fermi
  • 3) angstrom
  • 4) micron



16. The Lalita Kala Akademi is devoted to the promotion of

  • 1) Fine Arts
  • 2) Literature
  • 3) Music
  • 4) Dance and Drama



17. A demand curve will not shift

  • 1) When only income changes
  • 2) When only prices of substitute products change
  • 3) When there is a change in advertisement expenditure
  • 4) When only price of the commodity changes



18. Kathakali is a dance prevalent in which state?

  • 1) Kerala
  • 2) Andhra Pradesh
  • 3) Tamil Nadu
  • 4) Odisha



19. Who composed the Allahabad Pillar inscription?

  • 1) Harisena
  • 2) Mahasena
  • 3) Veerasena
  • 4) Vishnusena



20. Transpiration increases in

  • 1) Hot, dry and windy condition
  • 2) Hot, damp and windy condition
  • 3) Cool, damp and windy condition
  • 4) Cool, dry and still condition



21. Christmas factor is involved in

  • 1) Blood coagulation
  • 2) Excretion
  • 3) Digestion
  • 4) Respiration



22. If the President wants to resign, he shall address his letter of resignation to

  • 1) Prime Minister of India
  • 2) Vice-President of India
  • 3) Speaker of Lok Sabha
  • 4) Chief Justice of India



23. If xylem and phloem are arranged in the same radius, such a vascular bundle is called

  • 1) collateral
  • 2) bicollateral
  • 3) concentric
  • 4) radial



24. Todar Mal, the brilliant revenue officer served under

  • 1) Sher Shah
  • 2) Bhagwan Das
  • 3) Humayun
  • 4) Baz Bahadur



25. Amino acids are required for the synthesis of

  • 1) Alkaloids
  • 2) Lipids
  • 3) Proteins
  • 4) Carbohydrates



26. Mixed Economy means

  • 1) Promoting both agriculture and industries in the economy
  • 2) Co-existence of public and private sectors
  • 3) Co-existence of rich and poor
  • 4) Co-existence of small and large industries



27. By whom was the automomous investment separated from induced investment?

  • 1) Schumpeter
  • 2) Malthus
  • 3) Joan Robinson
  • 4) Adam Smith



28. The first Biosphere Reserve in India has been established in

  • 1) Kanha
  • 2) Nilgiri
  • 3) Nanda Devi
  • 4) Hazaribagh



29. When price of a substitute of commodity 'x' falls, the demand for 'x'

  • 1) falls
  • 2) remain unchanged
  • 3) increases at increasing rate
  • 4) rises



30. India born Vijai Sheshadri won prestigious '2014 Pulitzer Prize' in which of the following categories?

  • 1) Music
  • 2) Poetry
  • 3) Drama
  • 4) Journalism



31. When was the League of Nations established?

  • 1) 1918
  • 2) 1920
  • 3) 1939
  • 4) 1914



32. Iron fillings can be separated from a heterogenous mixture using the technique of

  • 1) Sublimation
  • 2) Magnetization
  • 3) Sedimentation
  • 4) Evaporation



33. The time element in price analysis was introduced by

  • 1) J.M. Keynes
  • 2) Alfred Marshall
  • 3) J.S. Mill
  • 4) J.R. Hicks



34. The most abundant element by number in the living system is

  • 1) Nitrogen
  • 2) Hydrogen
  • 3) Oxygen
  • 4) Carbon



35. Where did the Black-Hole tragedy took place?

  • 1) Monghyr
  • 2) Calcutta
  • 3) Murshidabad
  • 4) Dacca



36. World Wild Life Fund was founded in

  • 1) 1965
  • 2) 1969
  • 3) 1992
  • 4) 1961



37. Blowing Air with open pipe is an example of

  • 1) Isothermal process
  • 2) Isochroric process
  • 3) Isobaric process
  • 4) Adiabatic process



38. Which Article of the Indian Constitution deals with the Election Commission?

  • 1) Article 352
  • 2) Article 356
  • 3) Article 360
  • 4) Article 324



39. Dr. P. Rama Rao Committee is related to which of the following?

  • 1) Taxes
  • 2) Defence
  • 3) Industry
  • 4) Agriculture



40. The amount of matter in a ball of steel is its

  • 1) Weight
  • 2) Mass
  • 3) Density
  • 4) Volume



41. The largest reservoir of fresh water is

  • 1) Glacier
  • 2) Ground Water
  • 3) Ponds
  • 4) Lakes



42. Kimono is a dress style of which Asian Country?

  • 1) Japan
  • 2) Korea
  • 3) Laos
  • 4) China



43. The "King of Metals" is

  • 1) Gold
  • 2) Silver
  • 3) Iron
  • 4) Aluminium



44. Who built the famous Shiva temple at Ellora?

  • 1) Rashtrakuta Ruler Krishna I
  • 2) Mauryan Emperor Ashoka
  • 3) Gupta King Samudra Gupta
  • 4) Chalukyan King Pulakeshin II



45. What is the number of players on each side in Rugby Football?

  • 1) 15
  • 2) 16
  • 3) 12
  • 4) 11



46. Which of the following rivers originates from Trans Himalayas?

  • 1) Yamuna
  • 2) Sindhu
  • 3) Saraswati
  • 4) Ganga



47. Minamata disease is caused by pollution of water by

  • 1) lead
  • 2) tin
  • 3) methyl isocyanate
  • 4) mercury



48. Earth Day is celebrated on

  • 1) April 4
  • 2) April 22
  • 3) September 17
  • 4) February 16



49. Rand is the currency of

  • 1) Namibia
  • 2) Iran
  • 3) Romania
  • 4) Norway



50. Who discovered the link between electricity and magnetism?

  • 1) Volta
  • 2) Maxwell
  • 3) Diesel
  • 4) Michael Faraday