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Solved General Awareness Question Paper of SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam 2016 Tier-I held on 29.08.2016. [1st Sitting]


1. In a Parliamentary form of Government:

  • 1) The Legislature is responsible to the Judiciary
  • 2) The Executive is responsible to the Legislature
  • 3) The Legislature is responsible to the Executive
  • 4) The Judiciary is responsible to the Legislature


2. Which of the following statements is correct about the President of India?

  • 1) Addresses first session of parliament after each General Election
  • 2) Addresses first session of Parliament at the beginning of each year
  • 3) Addresses every session of Parliament
  • 4) Never addresses Parliament


3. Which of the following periodicals is not correctly matched with its editor?

  • 1) Vande Mataram: Aurobindo Ghosh
  • 2) New India: Bipin Chandra Pal
  • 3) Yugantar: Bhupendranath Dutta
  • 4) Sandhya: Barindra Ghosh


4. Silk worms feed on

  • 1) Basil leaves
  • 2) Curry leaves
  • 3) Rose leaves
  • 4) Mulberry leaves


5. Who among the following has been appointed the new Coach of the Indian Cricket team by the BCCI recently?

  • 1) Saurav Ganguly
  • 2) Anil Kumble
  • 3) Rahul Dravid
  • 4) S R Kulkarni


6. What is the product formed when sodium bicarbonate is heated strongly?

  • 1) Sodium Carbonate
  • 2) Sodium Hydroxide
  • 3) Sodium Peroxide
  • 4) Sodium Monoxide


7. Mission Indradhanush – a programme introduced recently in the country by the NDA Government is related to:

  • 1) Systematic immunization of children against disease
  • 2) Providing insurance cover to farmers against crop failure
  • 3) Development of fisheries in rural areas
  • 4) Development of multiple cropping in hilly region


8. Who among the following Indians has been honoured by a special Oscar?

  • 1) Mahesh Bhatt
  • 2) Satyajit Ray
  • 3) Mira Nair
  • 4) G.P. Sippy


9. What situation would result if Government expenditure exceeds the Government revenue on Current Account?

  • 1) Deficit budgeting
  • 2) Zero-based budgeting
  • 3) Performance-based budgeting
  • 4) Surplus budgeting


10. Disguised unemployment in India is mainly related to

  • 1) Agricultural sector
  • 2) Rural Area
  • 3) Factory sector
  • 4) Urban Area


11. Which of the following is not guaranteed by Indian Constitution?

  • 1) Right to Equality
  • 2) Right to religious freedom
  • 3) Right to Constitutional remedies
  • 4) Right to free education for all


12. A wide inlet of the sea usually concave in shape, is termed as a

  • 1) Strait
  • 2) Sound
  • 3) Bay
  • 4) Fjord


13. Punjab has a large number of inundation canals drawing water from

  • 1) Jhelum river
  • 2) Chenab river
  • 3) Beas river
  • 4) Sutlej river


14. The sexual reproductive organs of aspergillus are

  • 1) Spermatium and Oogonium
  • 2) Antheridium and Oogonium
  • 3) Spermatium and Ascogonium
  • 4) Antheridium and Ascogonium


15. Stars twinkle but planets do not twinkle because

  • 1) they emit light of a constant intensity
  • 2) their distance from the earth does not change with time
  • 3) they are very far away from the earth resulting in decrease in intensity of light
  • 4) they are nearer to the earth and hence we recive a greater amount of light and therefore minor variations in intensity are not noticeable


16. Which of the following is not true about X-rays?

  • 1) have low penetrating power
  • 2) travel with the speed of light
  • 3) can be reflected or refracted
  • 4) can affect photographic plates


17. ............. changes each time it is installed to avoid detection by antivirus software.

  • 1) Polymorphic virus
  • 2) worm
  • 3) logic bomb
  • 4) Trojan horse


18. Which one of the following weeds is effective in controlling water pollution caused by industrial effluents?

  • 1) Parthenium
  • 2) Elephant grass
  • 3) Water hyacinth
  • 4) Mogar grass


19. One of the following is also called as World Bank

  • 1) IMF
  • 2) IBRD
  • 3) WTO
  • 4) IDA


20. The book entitled, 'Playing it my way' has been authored by

  • 1) Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2) V V S Laxman
  • 3) Saurav Ganguly
  • 4) Chetan Chauhan


21. Which of the following is an example of cartel?

  • 1) OPEC
  • 2) IMF
  • 3) WTO
  • 4) UNO


22. Sullage water is

  • 1) waste water released from kitchen
  • 2) waste water released from toilets
  • 3) waste water released from factories
  • 4) waste water released from hospitals


23. Who was the first woman Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?

  • 1) Annie Besant
  • 2) Mayawati
  • 3) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
  • 4) Sucheta Kriplani


24. The most pure form of carbon among the options is

  • 1) Anthracite
  • 2) Lampblack
  • 3) Graphite
  • 4) Wood Charcoal


25. Chalukya temples (Jain temples) at Dilwara are situated in

  • 1) Madhya Pradesh
  • 2) Uttar Pradesh
  • 3) Rajasthan
  • 4) Haryana