1. Which state is rich in jute? – West Bengal 
2. Which of the following countries are connected by the Palk Strait? – India and Sri Lanka
3. Match the following– 
1. Hazaribagh – a. Coal 
2. Neyveli – b. Iron 
3. Jharia – c. Lignite 
4. Rourkela – d. Mica  – 1d, 2c, 3a, 4b 
4. What is the minimum percentage of votes a political party must get to acquire the status of a registered party? – 2% 
5. Who estimated the National Income for the first time in India? – V.K.R.V. Rao
6. Economic development depends on – Natural resources, Capital formation and Size of the market
7. National Income is generated from – any productive activity 8. Money supply is governed by the – Reserve Bank of India
9. The headquarters of WTO is at – Geneva 
10. Which state is called the ‘Rice Bowl’ of India? – Andhra Pradesh
11. The highest waterfall of India is – Jog falls 
12. Which one of the following is known as the ‘immovable property’ in the cell? – Nucleic acid 
13. Water from soil enters into the root hairs owing to – Capillary pressure 
14. What is meant by a ‘pir’ in the Sufi tradition? – The Guru of the Sufis
15. Khalsa Panth was created by Guru Gobind Singh in which year? – 1699
16. Who propounded the Panchsheel Principles? – Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
17. On April 12, 1944 Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the INA Flag in a town, In which State/ Union Territory is that town now? – Andaman and Nicobar Islands 
18. Arrange the following Magadhan dynasties in chronological order– 
I. Nandas II. Sisunagas III. Mauryas IV. Haryankas – IV, II, I and III
19. The term of office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is – 6 years 
20. Who was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India ? – Sukumar Sen 
21. What IS the retirement age for a Supreme Court Judge? – 65 years
22. Name the ‘Political Guru’ of Mahatma Gandhi. – Gopalakrishna Gokhale
23. The average life span of red blood corpuscles is about – 100 – 120 days 
24. Dormancy period of animals during winter season is called – Hibernation 
25. The angle in which a cricket ball should be hit to travel maximum horizontal distance is – 45° with horizontal 
26. The minimum number of geostationary satellites needed for uninterrupted global coverage is – 
27. The best conductor of electricity among the followings – Silver 
28. Breeding and management of bees is known as – Apiculture 
29. The vitamin necessary for coagulation of blood is – Vitamin K
30. Which of the following is not a computer network? – Personal network
31. When a group of computers is connected together in a small area without the help of telephone lines, it is called – Local Area Network (LAN) 
32. Which one of the following elements is used in the manufacture of fertilizers? – Potassium 
33. Natural rubber is the polymer of – Isoprene
34. In addition to hydrogen, the other abundant element present on Sun’s surface is – Helium
35. Which of the following is the major constituent of LPG? – Butane 
36. Flight Recorder is technically called – Black box
37. Santosh Trophy is associated with – Football 
38. Kathakali classical dance originated in – Kerala
39. The first effective vaccine against polio was prepared by – Jonas E. Salk 
40. Who discovered sea route to India via the ‘Cape of Good Hope’? – Vasco da Gama 
41. The 16-year-old school-boy, Arjun Vajpai who became the youngest Indian to successfully climb the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, on May 22, 2010, is from which state? – Uttar Pradesh 
42. Which one of the following is an ‘Air-to-Air missile? – Astra 
43. Yuan is the currency of – China 
44. IUCN categorized major threatened species under – seven classes
45. Minamata disease was caused by – Mercury
46. Ozone layer is present in – Stratosphere
47. The National Integration Council (NIC) is chaired by the – Prime Minister 
48. The first atomic bomb was thrown over –Hiroshima 
49. Which of the following countries has entered into an agreement with India for the supply of Advanced Jet Trainer (HAWK) ? – England
50. The name of the ‘Cargo Ship’ which sank off Mumbai coast recently. causing oil spill in the Arabian Sea. was – MSC Chitra

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