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Question:

Different forms of a chemical element are called?

  • A) anions
  • B) allotrophs
  • C) ketones
  • D) buffers

Question:

Soda water is saturated with which of the following gases?

  • A) Carbon dioxide
  • B) Carbon monoxide
  • C) Ammonia
  • D) Sulphur

Question:

 Chlorination of potable water is carried out to?

  • A) to remove rotten fish smell
  • B) killgerms
  • C) render harmless minerals present in water
  • D) to remove tracts of hydrogen peroxide

Question:

 Tincture of iodine is used as an antiseptic. It is a solution of iodine in?

  • A) Water
  • B) Bromine
  • C) Alcohol
  • D) Hydrogen peroxide

Question:

 Frequency of the A.C. mains in India is?

  • A) 50 cps
  • B) 60 cps
  • C) 100 cps
  • D) 120 cps

Question:

 During a journey from earth to moon and back, the greatest energy required from the spaceship's rocket is to overcome?

  • A) the moon's gravity at lunar landing
  • B) the earth's gravity at take-off
  • C) the moon's gravity at take-off
  • D) the earth's gravity at re-entry into the atmosphere

Question:

 Modem Forensic scientists are using a most recently developed tool namely?

  • A) NMR imaging
  • B) Enzymology
  • C) DNA Fingerprinting
  • D) Ultra Sound

Question:

 It has been a very old practice in India to prepare pickles without adding any chemical preservatives. What is the main factor that prevents spoilage of such pickles by microorganisms?

  • A) Oil
  • B) Chillies
  • C) Coriander
  • D) Salt

Question:

 The sense of smell would be affected by injury to the?

  • A) oculomotor nerves
  • B) optic nerves
  • C) trochlear nerves
  • D) olfactory nerves

Question:

 Pollination is?

  • A) the transfer of pollen
  • B) the same as fertilisation
  • C) reduction division
  • D) characteristics of algae and fungi

Question:

 A fuse is used in main electric supply as a safety device. Which one of the following statements about the fuse is correct?

  • A) It is connected in parallel with the main switch
  • B) It is made mainly from silver alloys
  • C) It must have a low melting point
  • D) It must have a very high resistance

Question:

 Acetyl salicylic acid is used as?

  • A) Pain reliever
  • B) Paint
  • C) Fertilizer
  • D) Coolant

Question:

 Dehydration in human body is caused due to the loss of?

  • A) vitamins
  • B) salt
  • C) hormones
  • D) water

Question:

ISRO stands for?

  • A) International Scientific Research Organisation
  • B) Indian -Spices Research Organisation
  • C) Indian Space Research Organisation
  • D) International Space Research Organisation

Question:

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by?

  • A) Stimulated Emission of Radio Waves
  • B) Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  • C) Spontaneous Emission of Radio waves
  • D) Spontaneous Emission of Radiation

Question:

 Which of the following international organisation is dedicated to the cause of wildlife conservation?

  • A) UNDP
  • B) WHO
  • C) UNESCO
  • D) BCCI.

Question:

 IRDP stands for?

  • A) International Rural Development Programme
  • B) Integrated Rural Development Programme
  • C) Indian Rural Development Policy
  • D) None of these

Question:

 NPC stands for? 

  • A) National Political Conference
  • B) National Philosophy Council
  • C) National Productivity Committee
  • D) National Productivity Council

Question:

 What does PEN stand for?

  • A) A form of computerised embezzlement
  • B) A microwave oven
  • C) An experimental aircraft built to test out newly developed systems for countering enemy radar and heat sensing· missile
  • D) An international association of writers

Question:

 L.L.M. is?

  • A) A publishing Company
  • B) An Airways Company
  • C) Master of Laws
  • D) None of these

Question:

 'Em bargo' means?

  • A) restricting the movement of ships from and to the ports
  • B) tax levied on the cargo carried by ships
  • C) name of a ship of the Shipping Corporation of India
  • D) None of these

Question:

 A 'deciduous tree' is one that?

  • A) sheds its leaves all the year round
  • B) sheds all its leaves in a short period
  • C) does not shed Its leaves at all
  • D) has no leaves at all

Question:

 'Secularism' means?

  • A) distribution of equal wages by the state
  • B) recognizing no religion as state religion
  • C) all religions are recognised by the state
  • D) all religions are respected equally by the state

Question:

 Pari passu means?

  • A) unwanted
  • B) animal-like
  • C) with equal pace
  • D) none of the above

Question:

 Lingua franca means?

  • A) the French language
  • B) language spoken in one's native place
  • C) a common language
  • D) none of the above

Question:

 What is Dutch auction?

  • A) where the highest bidder gets the article
  • B) where the lowest bidder gets the article
  • C) it is just a roadside advertisement
  • D) another name for open shop sale

Question:

Which one of the following is matched correctly?

  • A) Jantar Mantar Udaipur
  • B) Marble Rocks Jabalpur
  • C) Victoria Memorial Mumbai
  • D) Pichola Lake Srinagar

Question:

Which one of the following monuments figured in the news in connection with a fall of some of its parts and its consequent archaeological conservation?

  • A) Jagannath Temple Puri
  • B) Sun Temple Konark
  • C) Khandariya Mahadeo Temple Khajuraho
  • D) Chaunsat Yogini Temple Bheraghat

Question:

 The confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini is at?

  • A) Allahabad
  • B) Rudraprayag
  • C) Tirupati
  • D) Rameshwaram

Question:

 Tower of Victory (Vijaya Stambh) is located in?

  • A) Delhi
  • B) Jhansi
  • C) Chittorgarh
  • D) FatehpurSikri

Question:

 Where is the Mother Teresa Women's University located?

  • A) Kolkata
  • B) Kodaikanal
  • C) Mumbai
  • D) Kottayam

Question:

 Which one of the following is NOT a sea-port?

  • A) Cairo
  • B) Dublin
  • C) Lisbon
  • D) Rotterdam

Question:

 Which one of the following cities is NOT under the seismic zone?

  • A) Guwahati
  • B) Srinagar
  • C) Delhi
  • D) Gandhinagar

Question:

 Unit Trust of India's headquarters is located at?

  • A) Mumbai
  • B) Chennai
  • C) Kolkata
  • D) New Delhi

Question:

 The first large-scale jute mill was established at?

  • A) Bansberia
  • B) Kolkata
  • C) Howrah
  • D) Rishra

Question:

 Which one of the following temples figured in the news regarding the institution of the Devadasis?

  • A) Jagannath temple, Puri
  • B) Pasupatinath temple, Kathmandu
  • C) Kandariyamahadev temple, Khajuraho
  • D) Chaunsathyogini temple, Bheraghat

Question:

 Who destroyed one part of his enemy's fleet before breakfast, took his breakfast and then destroyed remaining enemy's fleet?

  • A) Admiral Deway
  • B) Alexander
  • C) Horatio Nelson
  • D) Churchill

Question:

 To which personality Gandhiji gave the title Deen Bandhu?

  • A) Aurobindo Ghosh
  • B) C.F. Andrews
  • C) Vinoba Bhave
  • D) C.R. Das

Question:

A market rate of interest of 10 percent implies that?

  • A) The average yield on capital is 10 percent
  • B) 90 percent of the national income is used for present consumption
  • C) The marginal productivity of capital is 10 percent
  • D) Everybody prefers Rs. 110 next year to Rs; 100 now

Question:

All of the following are subsidiaries of the State Bank of India except?

  • A) Central Bank of India
  • B) State Bank of Bikaner and jaipur
  • C) State Bank of Hyderabad
  • D) State Bank ofPatiala

Question:

 An integrated and co-ordinated rail and road network helps in the economic development of a country by linking?

  • A) centres of production with consumption points
  • B) district headquarters with capital
  • C) National and stae capitals
  • D) ports with hinterland

Question:

 With the increase in the production of an industrial concern, which of the following increases continuously?

  • A) Average cost
  • B) Fixed cost
  • C) Marginal cost
  • D) Variable cost

Question:

 Which of the following is exclusively concerned with the credit needs of all types of agricultural and rural development in India?

  • A) IBRD
  • B) RBI
  • C) NABARD
  • D) SBI

Question:

 Which of the following States leads in commerce and industry?

  • A) Maharashtra
  • B) TamilNadu
  • C) Uttar Pradesh
  • D) West Bengal

Question:

 Which of the following is at present the largest power using sector of the Indian economy?

  • A) Agriculture
  • B) Domestic consumers and street lighting
  • C) Industry
  • D) Transport and communication; including Railways

Question:

 When was the New Liberalised Industrial Policy announced in India?

  • A) 1989
  • B) 1990
  • C) 1991
  • D) 1992

Question:

 The term 'Paper Gold' is associated with?

  • A) Deficit budgeting
  • B) Currencies stillin gold standard
  • C) Special drawing rights of the IMF
  • D) Special facility of the World Bank

Question:

 Which one of the following Five-Year Plans recognised human development as the core of all developmental efforts?

  • A) Eighth
  • B) Seventh
  • C) Fifth
  • D) Third

Question:

 Self-reliance as an object of planning was emphasis first in the?

  • A) Second Plan
  • B) Third Plan
  • C) Fourth Plan
  • D) Fifth Plan

Question:

 The principal mode of transport of goods freight in the country is?

  • A) by air
  • B) by rail
  • C) byroad
  • D) by inland waterways


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