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1. The main occupation of Palaeo¬lithic (Old Stone Age) people was—
(A) Animal Husbandry
(B) Fishing
(C) Agriculture
(D) Hunting
2. Saka Era was founded by—
(A) Pulakesin-II
(B) Kanishka
(C) Harsha
(D) Vikramaditya
3. Samudragupta’s achievements are mentioned in—
(A) Indica
(B) Ashoka Pillar at Allahabad
(C) Kalinga edict
(D) Hathigumpha inscription
4. The capital city of the Pallavas was—
(A) Vatapi
(B) Kanchipuram
(C) Madurai
(D) Mahabalipuram
5. The Third Battle of Panipat was fought between—
(A) Marathas and the East India Company
(B) Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Sikhs
(C) Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Marathas
(D) Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Mughals
6. The only Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi was—
(A) Razia Sultana
(B) Mumtaz Mahal
(C) Hamida Banu Begum
(D) Nurjahan
7. Fahien visited India during the reign of—
(A) Ashoka
(B) Chandragupta Mat-2
(C) Harshavardhana
(D) Chandragupta-H
8. The market regulations in India were introduced by—
(A) B alb an
(B) Babar
(C) Sher Shah Suri
(D) Allauddin Khilji
9. The pioneer of the Bhakti move¬ment in India was—
(A) Kabir
(B) Shankaracharya
(C) Ramananda
(D) Ramanuja
10. The Ilbert Bill Controversy during Lord Lytton’s time was related to the concepts of—
(A) Economic justice
(B) Revenue allocation
(C) Judicial equality
(D) Political representation
11. The climate region with high temperature, through out the year and heavy rainfall is—
(A) Monsoon
(B) Mediterranean
(C) Savanna
(D) Equatorial
12. The natural region which holds the Indian sub-continent is—
(A) Mediterranean
(B) Monsoon
(C) Hot Desert
(D) Equatorial Climate Region
13. A light year is a unit of—
(A) Velocity (B) Distance
(C) Time (D) Energy
14. The largest river delta of India is of—
(A) Ganga (B) Cauvery
(C) Godavari (D) Mahanadi
15. Which type of forest belt supplies most of the world’s requirement of Newsprint ?
(A) Deciduous forest
(B) Coniferous forest
(C) Evergreen forest
(D) Mediterranean forest
16. The layer of the atmosphere which provides ideal flying con¬ditions for large jet aeroplanes
(A) Ionosphere
(B) Exosphere
(C) Troposphere
(D) Stratosphere
17. The longest river of India is—
(A) Brahmaputra
(B) Narmada
(C) Yamuna
(D) Ganga
18. The place which experiences minimum and maximum tem-peratures of – 28-3 degree C and 15 degree C respectively is—
(A) Srinagar (B) Leh
(C) Kulu (D) Shimla
19. Greenwich Mean Time is the local time of—
(A) 80 degree W longitude
(B) 180 degree longitude
(C) 80 degree E longitude
(D) 0 degree longitude
20. Panna diamond mines are located in—
(A) Bihar
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Uttar Pradesh
(D) Madhya Pradesh
21. Under the PIN Code System, the number of postal zones in India is—
(A) 7 (B) 8
(C) 6 (D) 9
22. Which of the following Sta:;,: :* India has the longest coastline
(A) Odisha
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Maharashtra
23. The wrongly matched paiariii*—
(A) Khartoum-Sudjii
(B) Rotterdam–.
(C) Warsaw-Poland
(D) Dublin-Ireland
24. The International Bank for Reconstructions and Develop¬ment is located at—
(A) London
(B) Washington
(C) Geneva
(D) New York
25. In the human body, the basic building blocks are—
(A) Bones (B) Nerves
(C) Muscles (D) Cells
26. What is the distance of running in a marathon race ?
(A) 26 miles 105 yards
(B) 26 miles 385 yards
(C) 26 miles 405 yards
(D) 26 miles
27. The name of India’s first aircraft carrier is—
(A) INS Nilgiri
(B) INS Himgiri
(C) INS Kukri
(D) INSVikrant
28. The court of Alauddin Khilji was graced by the great poet—
(A) Firdausi
(B) Ibn Batuta
(C) Amir Khusru
(D) Omar Khaiyyam
29. The concept of welfare state is included in the Constitution of India in the—
(A) Fundamental Rights
(B) Fundamental Duties
(C) Preamble
(D) Directive Principles
30. Secularism in the Indian context means that—
(A) Citizens are not discrimina-ted on account of religion
(B) Religion is regarded as a private affair of a citizen
(C) Neither (A) nor (B)
(D) Both (A) and (B)
31. The boundary line between India and Pakistan on their attaining independence in 1947 is called—
(A) Maginot Line
(B) Durand Line
(C) McMohan Line
(D) Radcliffe Line
32. Insufficient blood supply in the human body is referred to as—
(A) Hemostasis
(B) Haemorrhage
(C) Ischaemia
(D) Hyperemia
33. The salaries and allowances of Union Ministers are determined by the—
(A) Council of Ministers
(B) Prime Minister of India
(C) President of India
(D) Parliament
34. Who composed the famous song Sare Jahan Se Achha ?
(A) Naqsh Lyallpuri
(B) Mohd. Iqbal
(C) Shakeel Badayuni
(D) Mirza Ghalib
35. Who elects the Vice-President of India ?
(A) Elected Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(B) Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(C) Elected Members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and State Assemblies
(D) Members of Lok Sabha only
36. The retirement age of Member of the State Public Service Commis-
k
sion is—
(A) 60 years
(B) 62 years
(C) 58 years
(D) 65 years
37. The members of Rajya Sabha—
(A) are elected by elected mem-bers of Lok Sabha
(B) are elected by members of Lok Sabha and State Assemblies
(C) are elected by elected mem-bers of State Assemblies
(D) are nominated by the Governors of respective States
38. The remains of Vijayanagar Empire can be found in—
(A) Golcunda
(B) Baroda
(C) Bijapur
(D) Hampi
39. Madurai was the capital of the—
(A) Chedis
(B) Pandeyas
(C) Chalukyas
(D) Rashtrakutas
40. Tulsidas was contemporary of—
(A) Aurangzeb
(B) Shah Jahan
(C) Akbar
(D) Ibrahim Lodhi

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