Basic GK Questions with Answers for Competitive Exams (Part B)

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General Knowledge Questions

Here is the selective and important GK question with answers for all types of competitive exams. These question has been asked in competitive exams and there are chances to ask again in competitive exams. So these questions are for your practice.  

General knowledge questions and answers for competitive exams

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

(A) Bangkok

(B) Manila

(C) Kuala Lumpur

(D) Tokyo

Ans .  B

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Q.2 What is the effect on the density of a 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 electric motor was 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 world’s foremost Human Rights Organization, Amnesty International?

(A) Berlin

(B) New York

(C) London

(D) Geneva

Ans .  C

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

(A) Kanishka

(B) Chandragupta

(C) Ashok

(D) Harsha

Ans .  D

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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 the 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 which 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

 Selective Questions

Q.21 LIBOR stands for……

(A) Long Island Borrowing Offer Rate

(B) London Inter Bank Offer Rate

(C) Luxemburg International Banks Organization Regime

(D) None of the above

Ans .  B

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Q.22 When was the rupee devalued for the first time after independence?

(A) 1948

(B) 1949

(C) 1952

(D) 1954

Ans .  B

Q.23 Central Drug Research Institute (CRDI) is based at….

(A) Jabalpur

(B) Pune

(C) Lucknow

(D) Hyderabad

Ans .  C

Q.24 The nature of Indian Economy can best be described as ….

(A) socialist

(B) mixed

(C) capitalist

(D) None of these

Ans .  B

Q.25 ‘Cue’ is a term used in which of the following sports disciplines?

(A) Billiards

(B) Football

(C) Hockey

(D) Chess

Ans .  A

Q.26 Word ‘secular’, was inserted into the Constitution of India with the help of which of the following constitutional amendments?

(A) 38th

(B) 36th

(C) 44th

(D) 42nd

Ans .  D

Q.27 The year in which the first train from Thane to Mumbai started in India was….

(A) 1843

(B) 1848

(C) 1851

(D) 1853

Ans .  D

Q.28 A person bends forward to….

(A) reduce atmospheric pressure

(B) decrease friction

(C) increase stability

(D) avoid slip-ups

Ans .  C

Q.29 ‘Tripitakas’, are the sacred text of…

(A) Jainism

(B) Buddhism

(C) Hinduism

(D) Sikhism

Ans .  B

Q.30 Sanjukta Panigrahi is a famous dancer of….

(A) Bharat Natyam

(B) Kathak

(C) Odissi

(D) Mohini Attam

Ans .  C

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Q.31 Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) is headquartered at….

(A) New Delhi

(B) Mumbai

(C) Lucknow

(D) Bhopal

Ans .  A

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Q.32 The name of the first cloned horse is….

(A) Pony

(B) Promethean

(C) Proteas

(D) Prozac

Ans .  B

Q.33 Brahmos is a/an….

(A) Supersonic Cruise Missile

(B) Tank

(C) Submarine

(D) Fighter plane

Ans .  A

Q.34 Lucknow is situated on the banks of which of the following rivers?

(A) Gomti

(B) Godavari

(C) Narmada

(D) Ganga

Ans .  A

Q.35 ‘Sugar Bowl of India’, is….

(A) Madhya Pradesh

(B) Uttar Pradesh

(C) Kerala

(D) Karnataka

Ans .  B

Q.36 Who among the following is credited with the invention of polio vaccine?

(A) Louis Pasteur

(B) Albert Sabin

(C) Jonas Salk

(D) Alexander Fleming

Ans .  C

Q.37 Which of the following countries is also known as ‘Dairy of Northern Europe’?

(A) Switzerland

(B) Finland

(C) Denmark

(D) Belgium

Ans .  C

Q.38 Currency of Denmark is…….

(A) Rand

(B) Krone

(C) Pound

(D) Peseta

Ans .  B

Q.39 Which of the following is a Central Government tax?

(A) Income tax

(B) Corporation tax

(C) Sales tax

(D) Octroi

Ans .  A

Q.40 English education in India was introduced by….

(A) Lord Dalhousie

(B) Lord Curzon

(C) Lord Macaulay

(D) Lord Rippon

Ans .  C

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