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


1. What is the phenomenon which established the transverse nature of light?

  • 1) Reflection
  • 2) Interference
  • 3) Diffraction
  • 4) Polarisation


2. What is the name of a memory buffer used to accommodate a speed differential?

  • 1) Cache
  • 2) Stack Pointer
  • 3) Accumulator
  • 4) Disc


3. What is contained in Chlorophyll?

  • 1) Sodium
  • 2) Potassium
  • 3) Manganese
  • 4) Magnesium


4. Epigraphy is the study of which of the following?

  • 1) Coins
  • 2) Inscriptions
  • 3) Temples
  • 4) Birds


5. Who won the Women's Singles Wimbledon Championship 2016?

  • 1) Angilique Kuber
  • 2) Serena Williams
  • 3) Venus Williams
  • 4) Steffi Graff


6. In which field is B.C. Roy Award given?

  • 1) Music
  • 2) Journalism
  • 3) Medicine
  • 4) Environment


7. What is Damodar Valley Corporation?

  • 1) Statutory body
  • 2) Municipal Corporation looking after Damodar Valley
  • 3) A private enterprise located in Bihar
  • 4) A non government organisation


8. Which is the highest gallantary Award in India?

  • 1) Vir Chakra
  • 2) Param Vishist Seva Medal
  • 3) Kirti Chakra
  • 4) Param Vir Chakra


9. Who was recently appointed as the first woman President of Nepal?

  • 1) Sita Subedi
  • 2) Pampha Bhusal
  • 3) Urmila Rana
  • 4) Bidhya Devi Bhandari


10. In which field is Pulitzer Prize awarded for outstanding work?

  • 1) Environment Study
  • 2) Science and Technology
  • 3) Literature and Journalism
  • 4) International Understanding


11. Why is Carbon Monoxide a pollutant?

  • 1) Reacts with haemoglobin
  • 2) Makes nervous system inactive
  • 3) It reacts with Oxygen
  • 4) It inhibits glycosis


12. Why is Rann of Kutch of India famous for?

  • 1) Tidal and flats
  • 2) Fertile soil
  • 3) Dense Vegetation
  • 4) All are correct


13. Commercial banks led to which of the following Priority sectors?

  • 1) Heavy Industries
  • 2) Agriculture, Small scale industries
  • 3) Foreign Companies
  • 4) State government in emergency situtation


14. What is the accounting year of the Reserve Bank of India?

  • 1) April-March
  • 2) July-June
  • 3) October-September
  • 4) January-December


15. What is the position of the earth when it is at the greatest distance from the sun?

  • 1) Aphelion
  • 2) Antipode
  • 3) Perihelion
  • 4) Aldiate


16. The biogas used for cooking is a mixture of which of the following?

  • 1) Carbon dioxide & oxygen
  • 2) Isobutane & propane
  • 3) Methane & carbon monoxide
  • 4) Methane & carbon dioxide


17. From the following, who was the first women speaker of Lok Sabha?

  • 1) Sushma Swaraj
  • 2) Margret Alva
  • 3) Meera Kumar
  • 4) Sarojini Naidu


18. Which of the following wind is blowing from the Mediterranean sea to the North Western parts of India?

  • 1) Western disturbances
  • 2) Norwesters
  • 3) Loo
  • 4) Mango showers


19. Azolla increases soil fertility for

  • 1) maize cultivation
  • 2) wheat cultivation
  • 3) barley cultivation
  • 4) rice cultivation


20. Which of the following is not provided in the constitution?

  • 1) Election Commission
  • 2) Finance Commission
  • 3) Public Service Commission
  • 4) Planning Commisssion


21. What is the popular name of Monolithic rock shrines at Mahabalipuram?

  • 1) Rathas
  • 2) Prasadas
  • 3) Mathika
  • 4) Gandhakuti


22. What is the name of the device used to convert alternating current into direct current?

  • 1) Ammeter
  • 2) Galvanometer
  • 3) Rectifier
  • 4) Transformer


23. Why does ice covered in sawdust not melt quickly?

  • 1) Sawdust does not allow the air to touch the ice
  • 2) The water is absorbed by sawdust
  • 3) Sawdust is a bad conductor of heat
  • 4) Sawdust is good conductor of heat


24. Which layer of the earth's atmosphere contains the ozone layer?

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


25. Where is the Great Barrier Reef located?

  • 1) Pacific Ocean
  • 2) Indian Ocean
  • 3) Atlantic Ocean
  • 4) Arctic Ocean