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Solved General Awareness Question Paper of SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam 2016 Tier-I held on 28.08.2016. [2nd Sitting]


1. Which one of the following is not a scheme/project of the present Government?

  • 1) AMRUT
  • 2) Swachh Bharat
  • 3) AYUSH
  • 4) Jan Dhan Yojana


2. Which of the following was India's first interplanetary mission?

  • 1) Chandrayaan Mission
  • 2) Mangalyaan Mission
  • 3) Aryabhatta Mission
  • 4) Philae Mission


3. Why the Earth is having its own atmosphere?

  • 1) Winds
  • 2) Clouds
  • 3) Gravity
  • 4) Rotation of the Earth


4. Motor skills are associated with which part of the brain?

  • 1) Frontal lobe
  • 2) Parietal lobe
  • 3) Temporal lobe
  • 4) Occipital lobe


5. Which enzyme is present in all members of the animal kingdom except Protozoa?

  • 1) Insulin
  • 2) Pepsin
  • 3) Renin
  • 4) Amylase


6. At boiling point of liquids, its

  • 1) Temperature increases
  • 2) Atmospheric pressure increases
  • 3) Temperature remains constant
  • 4) Vapour pressure decreases


7. A level of atmosphere which is composed partly of electrons and positive ions is called

  • 1) Troposphere
  • 2) Ionosphere
  • 3) Stratosphere
  • 4) Mesosphere


8. In India which of the following taxes is levied by the State governments?

  • 1) Excise duty on liquor
  • 2) Capital gains tax
  • 3) Customs tax
  • 4) Corporation tax


9. After question hour, a motion moved by a member of Parliament to draw the attention of Executive for discussing a definite matter of public importance is

  • 1) Privilege motion
  • 2) Calling attention Motion
  • 3) Adjournment motion
  • 4) No-confidence motion


10. The major objective of monetary policy is to

  • 1) increase government's tax revenue
  • 2) revamp the Public Distribution System
  • 3) promote economic growth with price stability
  • 4) weed out corruption in the economy


11. The only Viceroy to be assassinated in India was

  • 1) Lord Harding
  • 2) Lord Northbrook
  • 3) Lord Ellenborough
  • 4) Lord Mayo


12. Which one is not the main objective of fiscal policy in India?

  • 1) To increase liquidity in the economy
  • 2) To promote price stability
  • 3) To minimize the inequalities of income & wealth
  • 4) To promote employment opportunity


13. Who was the founder of the Theosophical Society?

  • 1) Justice Ranade
  • 2) Madam Blavatsky
  • 3) Annie Besant
  • 4) Bal Gangadhar Tilak


14. India recently signed land boundary agreement with which country?

  • 1) China
  • 2) Nepal
  • 3) Bhutan
  • 4) Bangladesh


15. Who among the following Indians is one who has been selected on July 27, for the Ramon Magsaysay Award, 2016?

  • 1) Bezwada Wilson
  • 2) Kailash Satyarthi
  • 3) Kiran Bedi
  • 4) Mahasweta Devi


16. The first Field Marshall of India was

  • 1) AS Vaidya
  • 2) KM Cariappa
  • 3) Sunderji
  • 4) SHFJ Manekshaw


17. "Earth provides enough to satisfy everyman's need but not everyman's greed". Who said this?

  • 1) Guru Nanak Dev
  • 2) Mahatma Gandhi
  • 3) Pope Paul VI
  • 4) Smt. Indira Gandhi


18. Who won the first medal for India at the Rio Olympics?

  • 1) Babita Kumari
  • 2) Narsingh Yadav
  • 3) P. V. Sindhu
  • 4) Sakshi Malik


19. The most serious air pollutant causing health hazard is

  • 1) Sulphur dioxide
  • 2) Carbon monoxide
  • 3) Ozone
  • 4) Nitrogen oxide


20. Helium is added to the oxygen supply of deep sea divers because it is

  • 1) less poisonous than nitrogen
  • 2) lighter than nitrogen
  • 3) readily miscible with oxygen
  • 4) less soluble in blood than nitrogen at high pressure


21. Terylene is a condensation polymer of ethylene glycol and which acid?

  • 1) Benzoic Acid
  • 2) Salicylic acid
  • 3) Phthalic acid
  • 4) Terephthalic acid


22. In IT, .............. means that the data available in the database is both accurate and consistent.

  • 1) Data Security
  • 2) Data Availability
  • 3) Data Binding
  • 4) Data Integrity


23. On a clean glass plate a drop of water spreads to form a thin layer whereas a drop of mercury remains almost spherical because

  • 1) Mercury is a metal
  • 2) Density of mercury is greater than that of water
  • 3) Cohesion of mercury is greater than its adhesion with glass
  • 4) Cohesion of water is greater than its adhesion with glass


24. The smallest island country in the Indian Ocean is

  • 1) Maldives
  • 2) Sri Lanka
  • 3) Mauritius
  • 4) Madagascar


25. The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the parliament is appointed by the

  • 1) President of India
  • 2) Prime Minister of India
  • 3) Speaker of Lok Sabha
  • 4) Chairman of Rajya Sabha