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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. Banks earn interest on

  • 1) Deposits
  • 2) Loans
  • 3) Demand Drafts
  • 4) Bills of Exchange


2. Which is the most important factor that determines whether advertising by manufacturing sector will lead to higher sales?

  • 1) Demand is elastic
  • 2) Demand is inelastic
  • 3) The product can be differentiated
  • 4) The product can be homogenous


3. Which among the following is true for the Supreme Court of India?

  • 1) Federal Court
  • 2) Court of Appeal
  • 3) Guardian of the Constitution
  • 4) All of these


4. Who was the revolutionary leader who ended his days as a Swami of Ramakrishna Mission?

  • 1) Ajit Singh
  • 2) Aurobindo Ghosh
  • 3) Jatindranath Bandopadhyay
  • 4) Hemachandra Kanung


5. The "Red Shirts" movement was led by?

  • 1) Maulana Azad
  • 2) Mohammed Ali
  • 3) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  • 4) Asfaqulla Khan


6. In the context of non-conventional energy, what is the meaning of 'OTE'?

  • 1) Ocean Tidal Energy
  • 2) Ocean Thermal Energy
  • 3) Ocean Tidal Electricity
  • 4) Other Thermal Energy


7. The atomic bomb is based on the principle of

  • 1) Uncontrolled nuclear fusion
  • 2) Uncontrolled nuclear fission
  • 3) Controlled nuclear fission
  • 4) Controlled nuclear fusion


8. Systems running more than one process concurrently are called

  • 1) Multiprocessing
  • 2) Multiprogramming
  • 3) Real time
  • 4) Batch processing


9. Butter is a colloid formed when

  • 1) Proteins are dispersed in water
  • 2) Water is dispersed in fat
  • 3) Fat globules are dispersed in water
  • 4) Carbohydrates are dissolved in water


10. Charcoal can be made at home by burning

  • 1) wood in absence of air
  • 2) coal in absence of air
  • 3) coal in an insufficient supply of air
  • 4) wood in an insufficient supply of air


11. Depletion of ozone layer causes

  • 1) Breast cancer
  • 2) Skin cancer
  • 3) Lung cancer
  • 4) Blood cancer


12. SMOG is a combination of

  • 1) Air and water vapour
  • 2) Water and smoke
  • 3) Fire and water
  • 4) Smoke and fog


13. ATM is the abbreviated form of

  • 1) Automatic Teller Machine
  • 2) Automated Teller Machine
  • 3) All Time Money
  • 4) Automatic Tally Machine


14. The Chairman of NITI Ayog is

  • 1) Industry Minister
  • 2) Prime Minister
  • 3) Finance Minister
  • 4) Commerce Minister


15. The film 'Phoolan Devi' was directed by

  • 1) Raj Kapoor
  • 2) Shashi Kapoor
  • 3) Shekhar Kapoor
  • 4) Anil Kapoor


16. Which of the following is not a scheme/programme started by the NDA Government?

  • 1) Mission Indradhanush
  • 2) Jan Dhan Yojana
  • 3) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  • 4) MNREGA


17. We are able to walk on earth without slipping because of

  • 1) Gravitational force
  • 2) Frictional force
  • 3) Viscous force
  • 4) Centrifugal force


18. Majority of the fungal bionts of lichens belong to

  • 1) Baridiomycetes
  • 2) Ascomycetes
  • 3) Gomycetes
  • 4) Deuteromycetes


19. Which of the following has open vascular system?

  • 1) Cockroach
  • 2) Human
  • 3) Rat
  • 4) Birds


20. The warm and cold ocean currents are caused by

  • 1) Prevailing winds
  • 2) Earth's rotation
  • 3) Variations in density of sea water
  • 4) All of these


21. Who was known as the Second founder of the Maratha Empire?

  • 1) Balaji Bishwanath
  • 2) Balaji Baji Rao
  • 3) Baji Rao I
  • 4) Madhav Rao


22. Mahatma Gandh's concept of 'Ram Rajya' was

  • 1) A centralized government
  • 2) A totalitarian state
  • 3) A stateless society
  • 4) Power in the hands of religious leaders


23. Credit Rationing in India is done by

  • 1) RBI
  • 2) SBI
  • 3) LIC
  • 4) Finance Ministry


24. The human faeces is yellow in colour due to the presence of a pigment called

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


25. Where are coins minted in India?

  • 1) Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
  • 2) Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad
  • 3) Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore
  • 4) Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Noida