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Solved General Awareness Question Paper of SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam 2016 Tier-I held on 29.08.2016. [2nd Sitting]


1. Among the following States, ............... has the lowest birth rate in India.

  • 1) Kerala
  • 2) Uttar Pradesh
  • 3) Bihar
  • 4) West Bengal


2. The Secretariat of SAARC is set up at

  • 1) Washington
  • 2) Kathmandu
  • 3) Hague
  • 4) New Delhi


3. The outermost range of Himalays is called

  • 1) Kali
  • 2) Shiwaliks
  • 3) Dehradun
  • 4) Kumaon


4. Who is generally considered to be the father of the Indian Renaissance?

  • 1) Rabindranath Tagore
  • 2) Raja Rammohan Roy
  • 3) Mahatma Phule
  • 4) M.G. Ranade


5. The longest river of peninsular India is

  • 1) Narmada
  • 2) Godavari
  • 3) Mahanadi
  • 4) Cauvery


6. .............. gives hardness to stainless steel.

  • 1) Zinc
  • 2) Lead
  • 3) Carbon
  • 4) Tin


7. Which of the following is responsible for transport of food and other substances in plants?

  • 1) Xylem
  • 2) Phloem
  • 3) Chloroplast
  • 4) None of these


8. The washing machine works on the principle of

  • 1) Dialysis
  • 2) Diffusion
  • 3) Reverse osmosis
  • 4) Centrifugation


9. Which is not an external storage device?

  • 1) CD-ROM
  • 2) DVD-ROM
  • 3) Pen Drive
  • 4) RAM


10. Which of the following is the correct description of the term sex-ratio as used in the context of the census of population?

  • 1) Number of males per 1000 females
  • 2) Number of females per 1000 males
  • 3) Number of females per 100 males
  • 4) Number of females in a sample of 1000 persons


11. The atomic power station in Rajasthan is situated at

  • 1) Pokhran
  • 2) Suratgarh
  • 3) Rawatbhata
  • 4) Chittorgarh


12. The Sahitya Akademi Awards are given for best writings in how many Indian languages?

  • 1) 12
  • 2) 15
  • 3) 20
  • 4) 24


13. Right to Privacy comes under

  • 1) Article 19
  • 2) Article 20
  • 3) Article 21
  • 4) Article 18


14. The foreign traveler who visited India during the reign of Shahjahan was

  • 1) Thomas Roe
  • 2) William Hawkins
  • 3) Ibn Batuta
  • 4) Manucci


15. The GST (Goods and Services Tax), recently passed by Government will be levied on which of the following products?

  • 1) Petroleum Crude
  • 2) Tobacco
  • 3) Natural Gas
  • 4) Aviation Turbine Fuel


16. Who was elected the prime Minister of Nepal recently?

  • 1) Keshav Kumar Budhathoki
  • 2) Khadga Prasad Sharma Koli
  • 3) Sushil Koirala
  • 4) Pushpakamal Dahal 'Prachanda'


17. Which lobe of human brain is associated with hearing?

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


18. Which of the following is not soluble in water?

  • 1) Lead sulphate
  • 2) Zinc sulphate
  • 3) Potassium sulphate
  • 4) Sodium sulphate


19. Activated Charcoal is used to remove colouring matter from pure substances by

  • 1) Bleaching
  • 2) Oxidation
  • 3) Adsorption
  • 4) Reduction


20. Chernobyl disaster is the result of pollution by

  • 1) Oil spill
  • 2) Acid rain
  • 3) Carbon dioxide
  • 4) Radioactive waste


21. Which of the following caused radioactive pollution along the coast of Kerala?

  • 1) Plutonium
  • 2) Zinc
  • 3) Thorium
  • 4) Radium


22. In mammals, an important role of excretion is played by

  • 1) Large intestine
  • 2) Kidneys
  • 3) Lungs
  • 4) Liver


23. The second Green Revolution aims at increasing agricultural output to promote

  • 1) Availability of easy credit to big farmers
  • 2) Co-operative farming
  • 3) Inclusive growth
  • 4) Development of rural sector


24. Which of the following causes rainfall during winters in the north-western part of India?

  • 1) Western disturbances
  • 2) Cyclonic depression
  • 3) Southwest monsoon
  • 4) Retreating monsoon


25. The 'Blue Water policy' was introduced by the Portugese leader

  • 1) Franscisco-de-Almeida
  • 2) Alfonso de Albuquerque
  • 3) Francis Caron
  • 4) Francis Martyin