Basic GK Questions with Answers for Competitive Exams

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In almost all competitive exams, basic GK questions related to the world and India are asked, which we can also say basic knowledge of GK. Every student needs to prepare for Common GK Questions because Basic GK questions can be of 10 to 15 marks in a competitive exam question paper. Therefore, the candidate must read newspapers every day based on the syllabus of government exams and also increase their GK level.

Basic GK Questions

If you want to study a large number of Basic General Knowledge Questions with the help of a blog, you can get here Important Basic GK Questions and Answers. In this blog, we have provided objective-type questions similar to the real exam, also students should solve these GK questions by themselves before looking at the answers. With Basic GK Questions and Answers you will also know your exam preparation level.

Students can easily get free General Knowledge Mock Test and Current Affairs Mock Test on this platform for online exam practice to obtain good marks in the competitive exams.

Basic GK Questions with Answers for Competitive Exams 

Q.1 International Rice Research Institute is based at……..

(A) Bangkok

(B) Manila

(C) Kuala Lumpur

(D) Tokyo

Ans .  B

Q.2 What is the effect on the density of gas if it is heated under constant pressure?

(A) it will decrease

(B) it will increase

(C) Remains constant

(D) First, it will increase and then decrease

Ans .  A

Q.3 The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) came into being in which of the following years?

(A) 1952

(B) 1954

(C) 1956

(D) 1958

Ans .  C

Q.4 This person has written National Anthem for two nations. Who is he?

(A) Iqbal

(B) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

(C) Rabindra Nath Tagore

(D) Sharath Chandra Chatterjee

Ans .  C

Q.5 Milk is basically a type of……

(A) emulsion

(B) solvent

(C) suspension

(D) gel

Ans .  C

Q. 6 Scientific principles of the electric motor were discovered by which of the following scientists?

(A) Michael Faraday

(B) B. Franklin

(C) T.A. Edison

(D) Enrico Fermi

Ans .  A

Q.7 World Consumer Rights Day is observed on which of the following days?

(A) March 4

(B) March 15

(C) March 30

(D) April 30

Ans .  B

Q.8 The maximum contribution to the tax revenue collection of the government comes through.

(A) income tax

(B) customs duty

(C) excise duty

(D) service tax

Ans .  C

Q.9 The capital of Portugal is….

(A) Algiers

(B) Lisbon

(C) Brussels

(D) Madrid

Ans .  B

Q.10 Where is the headquarters of the world’s foremost Human Rights Organization, Amnesty International?

(A) Berlin

(B) New York

(C) London

(D) Geneva

Ans .  C

Q. 11 During whose reign did Huan Tsang visited India?

(A) Kanishka

(B) Chandragupta

(C) Ashok

(D) Harsha

Ans .  D

Q.12 Which of the following is not an official language of the United Nations?

(A) Chinese

(B) French

(C) German

(D) Arabic

Ans .  C

Q.13 In which of the following years was the name of G-7 changed to G-8?

(A) 1994

(B) 1996

(C) 1998

(D) 1999

Ans .  C

Q.14 Where are the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO)?

(A) Brussels

(B) Geneva

(C) London

(D) Rome

Ans .  B

Q.15 ‘White Revolution’ is related to….

(A) flood control

(B) fish production

(C) wheat production

(D) milk production

Ans .  D

Q.16 Which of the following days is celebrated as International Labour Day throughout the world?

(A) April 1

(B) May 1

(C) June 1

(D) July 1

Ans .  B

Q.17 Brass is an alloy that consists of …….

(A) Zinc and Sulphur

(B) Sulphur and Copper

(C) Copper and Zinc

(D) Zinc and Magnesium

Ans .  C

Q.18 The youngest mountaineer to have scaled Mount Everest is…..

(A) Temba Tsheri

(B) Ang Rita

(C) Nawang Gombu

(D) Fu Dorjee

Ans .  A

Q.19 The World Tourism Day is celebrated on….

(A) August 16

(B) September 3

(C) September 27

(D) October 7

Ans .  C

Q.20 India’s first steel plant was set-up at……

(A) Rourkela

(B) Bhilai

(C) Durgapur

(D) Jamshedpur

Ans .  D

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