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Solved General Awareness Question Paper of SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam 2016 Tier-I held on 28.08.2016. [1st Sitting]


1. Trickle down theory ignores the impact of economic growth on

  • 1) Investment
  • 2) Savings
  • 3) Income distribution
  • 4) Consumption


2. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India does not audit the receipts and expenditure of

  • 1) Central Government
  • 2) Local Bodies
  • 3) State Government
  • 4) Government Companies


3. In which year did the Kakori conspiracy case take place?

  • 1) 1925
  • 2) 1924
  • 3) 1926
  • 4) 1927


4. The Taj Mahal is called 'a dream in marble'. Which monument is called as 'a dream in stone'?

  • 1) The Rang Mahal
  • 2) The Panch Mahal
  • 3) The Red Fort
  • 4) The Bahai temple


5. Sex-ratio in India is measured as

  • 1) Number of males per thousand females
  • 2) Number of females per thousand males
  • 3) Number of males per hundred females
  • 4) Number of females per hundred males


6. Companion cells are unique to

  • 1) Bryophytes
  • 2) Pteridophytes
  • 3) Angiosperms
  • 4) Gymnosperms


7. Which one of the following is an insulator?

  • 1) Copper
  • 2) Wood
  • 3) Mercury
  • 4) Aluminium


8. Bubbles of air rise up through liquids due to

  • 1) Surface tension and adherence
  • 2) Viscosity and buoyancy
  • 3) Air current over the liquid and buoyancy
  • 4) Up thrust and surface tension


9. Zeolite is

  • 1) hydrated ferric oxide
  • 2) hydrated sodium aluminium silicate
  • 3) sodium hexameta phosphate
  • 4) sodium tetra borate


10. The boiling point of liquids vary as

  • 1) pressure varies
  • 2) temperature varies
  • 3) volume varies
  • 4) density varies


11. The largest source of pollution in the world is

  • 1) Herbicides and insectides
  • 2) Automobile exhausts
  • 3) Sewage and garbage
  • 4) Industrial effluents


12. Among the following states, the literacy rate is highest in

  • 1) Odisha
  • 2) Punjab
  • 3) Maharashtra
  • 4) Mizoram


13. The minimum number of members that must be present to hold the meeting of the Lok Sabha is

  • 1) One-fourth of the total membership
  • 2) One-tenth of the total membership
  • 3) Fifty percent strength of the Lok Sabha
  • 4) At least hundred members


14. India's population growth is characterized by

  • 1) An increase in rate of death
  • 2) An increase in the ratio of females
  • 3) An increase in the birth rate and declining death rate
  • 4) Increasing number of old people


15. What will you call a system of taxation under which the poorer sections are taxed at higher rates than the richer sections?

  • 1) Progressive tax
  • 2) Proportional tax
  • 3) Regressive tax
  • 4) Degressive tax


16. The most important function of an interest group is to

  • 1) form the government
  • 2) alter government policies to its liking
  • 3) build up public opinion
  • 4) Contest elections


17. Which among the following is not correctly paired?

  • 1) Shivaji-Afzal Khan
  • 2) Nurjahan-Mahabat Khan
  • 3) Akbar-Rana Pratap
  • 4) Babar-Bairam Khan


18. Which of the following deserts is rich in gold reserves?

  • 1) Arabian
  • 2) Thar
  • 3) Mongolian
  • 4) Atacama


19. Lacrymal glands are situated in the

  • 1) Palms
  • 2) Buccal cavity
  • 3) Eye orbit
  • 4) Stomach


20. The most extensive use of molasses after fermentation is for producing

  • 1) Methanol
  • 2) Sugar
  • 3) Ethanol
  • 4) Sugarcane


21. Acid rain is caused due to pollution of atmosphere by

  • 1) oxides of nitrogen and sulphur
  • 2) oxides of nitrogen and phosphorous
  • 3) oxides of carbon and nitrogen
  • 4) oxides of nitrogen and methane


22. The dispute over Siachin Glacier is between

  • 1) India and China
  • 2) India and Afghanistan
  • 3) India and Pakistan
  • 4) India and Nepal


23. Who wrote the famous line: 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever'?

  • 1) John Keats
  • 2) V.S. Naipaul
  • 3) Sir Richard Burton
  • 4) Larry Collins


24. Who was the first lady Governor of an Indian State?

  • 1) Mrs Sucheta Kripalani
  • 2) Miss Padmaja Naidu
  • 3) Mrs Tarkeswari Sinha
  • 4) Mrs Sarojini Naidu


25. Which of the following is an application protocol?

  • 1) HTTP
  • 2) TCP
  • 3) IP
  • 4) UDP