Sunday, August 10, 2014



Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Eastern Region (ER), Kolkata, invites application for the following  posts  :

  1. Senior Technical Assistant : 01 post (SC)
  2. Quarantine Inspector :  02 posts (UR)
  3. Senior Store Assistant : 01 post (UR)
  4. Junior Geographical Assistant : 07 posts (UR-1, OBC-3, SC-2, ST-1) (PWD-3)
  5. Scientific Assistant (Physical - Civil) : 02 posts (UR-01, OBC-01) 
  6. Junior Technical Assistant : 19 posts  (UR-10, OBC-5, SC-3, ST-1)
Fee Payable : 
Rs.50/- (No fee for Women/ SC/ST/PH and Ex-Servicemen) by means of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS) only, available at head post office all over the country.

How to Apply : 
Application in prescribed format should be sent in an envelope superscribed with bold letters as "Application for the posts of .................... " on or before01/09/2014 (08/09/2014 for candidates from far-flung areas) to the   Office of the Regional Director, Staff Selection Commission (Eastern Region),  234/4, A.J.C. Bose Road, Nizam Palace, 1st MSO Building,  8th Floor, Kolkata - 700020. OR See Employment News weekly dated 02/08/2014 page no. 7.

For further details and application form, please view

Sunday, July 27, 2014


1. Puducherry was incorporated in the Indian Union by the (a) Fifteenth Amendment Act, 1963
(b) Fourteenth Amendment Act, 1962
(c) Thirteenth Amendment Act,
(d) Twelfth Amendment Act, 1962
2. The Forth-second Amendment Act, 1976 the most comprehensive so far made to the Constitution known as the Mini Constitution - gave effect to the recommendations of (a) Chelliah Committee
(b) Santhanam Committee
(c) Swaran Singh Committee
(d) None of the above
3. Which one of the following recommendations was not made by Rajamannar Committee appointed by Tamil Nadu Government in 1969? (a) The Planning Commission should be made a permanent body
(b) Article 356,357 and 365 (dealing with Presidents’ Rule) Should be totally omitted
(c) All India services (IAS, IPS and IFS) should be abolished
(d) Finance Commission should be made a permanent body
4. Which of the following did not deal with the Centre-State relations ? (a) Anandpur Sahib Resolution 1973
(b) West Bengal Memorandum 1977
(c) Sarkaria Commission 1983
(d) L.M. Singhvi Committee 1986
5. By the 42nd Amendment Act of 1976 which of the following was not added to the chapter Directive Principles in part IV? (a) To secure opportunities for healthy development of children (Article 39)
(b) To protect and improve environment and safeguard forests and wildlife (Article 48A)
(c) To promote equal justice and provide free legal aid (Article 39A)
(d) To save laws providing for acquisition of estates (Article 31A)
6. Corporation Tax (a) Is levied and appropriated by the states
(b) Is levided by the Union and collected and appropriated by the States
(c) Is levied by the Union and shared by the Union and the States.
(d) Is levied by the Union and belongs to it exclusively
7. According to the Constitution of India, the term District Judge shall not include (a) Chief Presidency Magistrate
(b) Sessions Judge
(c) Tribunal Judge
(d) Chief Judge of a small cause Court
8. Which one of the following is part of election o f the President of India but does not form part of the forum for his impeachment? (a) Lok Sabha
(b) Rajya Sabha
(c) State Legislative Assemblies
(d) None of these
9. Which one of the following is not a principle of Panchsheel ? (a) Non-alignment
(b) Peaceful co-existence
(c) Non-interference in each others’ internal affairs
(d) Mutual respect for each others territorial integrity
10. The largest producer of gas in India is (a) ONGC
(b) Reliance Industries Limited
(c) Both of the above
(d) None of the above
11. Which of the following organisations has declared October 2 as the International Day of Nonviolence ? (a) World Concil of Churches
(c) UN General Assembly
(d) World Peace Forum
12. Who amongst the following has developed the concept of Human Development Index? (a) Amartya Sen
(b) A.S. Kadir
(c) Alva Myrdal
(D) Mehboob-ul-Haq
13. The tax on import and export is known as (a) Income tax
(b) Trade tax
(c) Custom duty
(d) Excise duty
14. India began Non-aligned Movement in (a) 1961 (b) 1954
(C) 1973 (d) 1978
15. The ‘Trusteeship Theory’ signifies (a) Property as theft
(b) State ownership of means of production
(c) Abolition of Private property
(d) Owners consider wealth for society.
16. Portfolio System in India was introduced for the first time by (a) Charter Act of 1853
(b) Government of India Act 1858
(c) Indian Council Act of 1861
(d) Indian Council Act 1892
17. The leaders of the Khilafat Movement were (a) Motilal Nehru and C. R. Das
(b) Gandhi and Annie Beasant
(c) Maulana Azad and Sarojini Naidu
(d) Ali Brothers
18. The Simon Commission was sent to India to (a) Study the communal problem
(b) Negotiate with Gandhi representation of backward class
(c) Report on Home Rule to the British Parliament
(d) None of the above
19. Who among the following was not moderate? (a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Feroz shah Mehta
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhle
20. Mohammad Ali Jinnah propounded the Two-Nation theory in the year (a) 1920 (b) 1928
(C) 1940 (D) 1946
21. Which of the follwing is the main purpose of issuing ‘Know Your Customer Guidelines’ by Reserve Bank of India?(a) To keep a check on money laundering
(b) To keep a check on money laundering
(c) To bring more and more people in the income tax net
(d) To make high value transactions faster
22. The rate on which banks lend to RBI is Known as 
(a) Cash Reserve Ratio
(b) Bank Rate
(c) REPO Rate
(d) Statutory Liquidity Ratio
23. The 15th Non-aligned Movement Summit was held in (a) Havana
(b) Sharm-el-Sheikh
(c) London
(d) Accra
24. During which Gupta King’s reign did the Chinese traveller Fa-hien visit India? (a) Chandragupta I
(b) Samudragupta
(c) Chandragupta II
(d) Kumargupta
25. Which one of the following methods of soil conservation is most effective in arid areas? (a) Mulching
(b) Shelter belt
(c) Gully plugging
(d) Terracing
26. White Coal is (a) Uranium
(b) Hydro-electricity
(c) Diamond
(d) Ice
27. Detergents clean surfaces on the principle of (a) Viscosity
(b) Surface Tension
(c) Elasticity
(d) Floatation
28. Sea water can be purified by the process of (a) Distillation
(b) Evaporation
(c) Filtration
(d) Fractional Distillation
29. Spectacles used for viewing 3D films have (a) Bifocal lens
(b) Convex lens
(c) Concave lens
(d) Polaroids
30. Which one of the following sequences represent correctly the different atmospheric layers from the earth’s surface? (a) Troposphere, Stratosphere Mesosphere and Ionosphere
(b) Stratosphere, Tropsophere, Ionosphere and Tropopause
(c) Stratosphere, Tropsophere, Tropopause and Ionosphere
(d) None of the above
31. Who was the first to measure earth’s circumference? (a) Galileo (b) Copenicus
(c) Ptolemy (d) Eratosthenes
32. Which of the following Volcanoes is situated in Mexico ? (a) Colema (b) Purace
(c) Sameru (d) Etna
33. Marble is a (a) Metamorphic rock
(b) Plutonic rock
(c) Sedimentary rock
(d) Volcanic rock
34. Largest peninsula of the world is (a) Southern India (b) Arabia
(c) Alaska (d) Labrador
35. NASA launched LRO and LCROSS for the purpose of exploration of (a) Jupiter
(b) Saturn
(c) Moon
(d) None of the above
36. Forbe’s magazine has named as the most powerful woman of the world (a) Sonia Gandhi (b) Hillary Clinton
(c) Angela Markel (d) Queen Elizabeth
37. The host city for 31st Olympic Games in 2016 is (a) Chicago (b) Moscow
(c) Rio-de-Janeiro (e) Manila
38. Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez is from (a) Cuba (b) Gibraltar
(c) Venezuela (d) Poland
39. Ebrahim Alkazi is a well known personality from the field of (a) Folk dance
(b) Theatre
(c) Business
(d) None of the above
40. Who among the following is not the recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for 2009 ? (a) M. S. Dhoni
(b) Mc Mary Kom
(c) Sushil Kumar
(d) Vijender Singh
41. Who among the following was not the Vice- Presient of India ? (a) Zakir Hussain
(b) Gopal Swaroop Pathak
(c) Neelam Sanjeev Reddy
(d) Mohd. Hidayatullah
42. The number of members in Interim Government proposed by Cabinet mission was(a) 14 (b) 15
(c) 16 (d) 25
43. Fundamental Duties enshrined in the Indian Constitution do not have any(a) Legal Sanction (b) Political Sanction
(c) Social Sanction (d) Moral Sanction
44. Fascism gives more importance to (a) Party (b) Army
(c) Nation (d) Leader
45. Who among the following served as the President of Indian National Congress for six consecutive years ?(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(b) Abul Kalam Azad
(c) Dada Bhai Naoroji
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
46. Who among the following has not been the Governor of Uttar Pradesh ? (a) V. Gopala Reddy
(b) M. Chenna Reddy
(c) Brahmananda Reddy
(d) V. Satyanarayan Reddy
47. Who was the President of the Historical Congress Session of 1916 at Lucknow ? (a) Purushottam Das Tandon
(b) R. N. Mudohkar
(c) Madan Mohan Malaviya
(d) Ambika Charan Majumdar
48. How many seats have been reserved for scheduled castes in Lok Sabha?(a) 69 (b) 73
(c) 79 (d) 84
49. How many zonal councils are there in India ? (a) 4 (b) 5
(c) 6 (d) 7
50. Famous Football Player Didier Drogba belongs to(a) Algeria (b) Morocco
(c) Ivory Coast (d) UAE
51. Which term is not used in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution ? (a) Republic (b) Integrity
(c) Federal (d) Socialist
52. A Bill referred to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament is to be passed by (a) Simple majority
(b) Two-third majority
(c) Three- fourth majority
(d) Absolute majority of the total membership.
53. Provincial autonomy was a feature of which Act ? (a) The Government of India Act 1909
(b) The Government of India Act of 1919
(c) The Government of India Act of 1935
(d) The India Independence Act of 1947
54. In Hockey World Cup (2010) the player of the tournament was(a) Luke Doerner
(b) Guus Vogls
(c) Both Jointly
(d) None of the above
55. Who do not take part in the election of the President ? (a) Elected members of Rajya Sabha
(b) Elected member of Lok Sabha
(c) Elected members of Legislative Assemblies
(d) Elected members of Legislative Councils
56. Rajya Sabha has exclusive powers in the matter of (a) Confirmation of proclamation of emergency
(b) Creation of new states
(c) Election of the Vice President
(d) Authorising the Parliament to make laws on the subjects provided in the state list.
57. The Presidential System of Government operates on the principles of (a) Division of powers
(b) Separation of powers
(c) Fusion of powers
(d) Balance of powers
58. The power of Supreme Court to review any judgement pronounced or order made by it previously is provided in (a) Article 126
(b) Article 137
(c) Article 138
(d) Article 139
59. The basic element of Liberalism is (a) Individual Freedom
(b) Mixed Economy
(c) Secularism
(d) Equality
60. The main objective of Rule of Law is to ensure(a) Freedom of Press
(b) Liberty of Citizens
(c) Independence of Judiciary
(d) All of the above
61. Asian Development Bank was established in (a) 1966 (b) 1954
(c) 1981 (d) 1955
62. South Asian Free Trade Agreement came into force on (a) January 1, 2006
(b) March 15, 2008
(c) December 10, 2009
(d) April 11, 2005
63. Parliament passed Special Economic Zones Act in (a) 2006 (b) 2005
(c) 2008 (d) 2004
64. Which of the following countries is not the member of BENELUX ? (a) England (b) Belgium
(c) Netherlands (d) Luxembourg
65. Which of the following is not the part of world bank Group ? (a) IMF (b) IBRD
(c) IDA (d) MIGA
66. The Article related to Budget (annual financial statement) is (a) Article 113 (b) Article 114
(c) Article 111 (d) Article 112
67. Which of the following dances is not a classical dance ? (a) Kathakali (b) Garba
(c) Odissi (d) Bharatnatyam
68. Which organisation is headed by Indian Environmentalist R. K. Pachauri – a Nobel Laureate? (a) International Environment Panel
(b) International Panel on Climate Change
(c) International Pollution Control Panel
(d) International Panel on Global Warming
69. The headquarters of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is located in (a) Kenya (b) Washington
(c) Moscow (d) Tokyo
70. Which is the biggest enterprise of the Government of India? (a) Postal and Telegraph
(b) Railways
(c) Bankings
(d) Shipping
71. 80% of the coal in India comes from (a) Jharia and Raniganj
(b) Kantapalli and Singareni
(c) Singrauli and Korba
(d) Neyveli
72. Which component of blood is considered as the guard cell of our body ?(a) R.B.C. (b) Platelets
(c) Plasma (d) W.B.C
73. Laureus world Team of the year 2010 is (a) Brawn GP (Formula One United Kingdom)
(b) Indian Cricket Team
(c) Australian Hockey Team
(d) None of the above
74. The most important function of perspiration is to (a) Get rid of the body wastes
(b) Regulate body temperature
(c) Regulate body wastes
(d) Lubricate the skin
75. Which of the following terms is associated with the biology of silkworms ? (a) Apiculture
(b) Sericulture
(c) Sylviculture
(d) Pisciculture

1. b 2. c 3. a 4. d 5. d 6. d 7. c 8. d 9. a 10. b 
11. c 12. d 13. c 14. a 15. d 16. c 17. d 18. c 19. a 20. c 
21. b 22. a 23. b 24. c 25. b 26. b 27. b 28. a 29. a 30. a 
31. d 32. a 33. a 34. b 35. c 36. c 37. c 38. c 39. b 40. a 
41. c 42. a 43. a 44. c 45. b 46. c 47. d 48. d 49. b 50. c 
51. c 52. a 53. c 54. b 55. d 56. d 57. b 58. b 59. a 60. d 
61. a 62. a 63. b 64. a 65. a 66. d 67. b 68. b 69. a 70. b 
71. a 72. d 73. a 74. b 75. d


1. Which of the following are considered as the Alternative Nobel Prizes ? (a) Magsaysay Awards
(b) Right to Livelihood Awards
(c) Global Energy Awards
(d) Grammy Awards
2. In 2008 Bharat Ratna - India’s highest civilian award was given to(a) Narayan Murthy
(b) Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
(c) Ratan Tata
(d) B.R. Chopra
3. Traditionally, the first of Nobel Prizes awarded each year is in the category of (a) Physics (b) Chemistry (c) Medicine (d) Literature
4. World Forestry Day is observed on (a) January 21 (b) February 21 (c) March 21 (d) April 21
6. The first credit rating agency of India is (a) Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL)
(b) Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited
(c) Credit Analysis and Research Limited
(d) Duff Falps Credit Rating India Private Limited
7. The Qutub Minar was completed by the famous ruler(a) Qut-ub-uddin Aibak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Firoz Shah Tuglaq
(d) Alauddin Khilji
8. Security Printing Press is situated at (a) Dewas (b) Hyderabad (c) Nasik (d) Kolkata
9. The first classification of Pran (Respiration) is available in(a) Rig Veda
(b) Aitreye Brahman
(c) Chhandogya Upanishad
(d) Ish Upanishad
10. Asvaghosha wrote (a) Buddha Charita
(b) Sutta Pitak
(c) Abidhamma Pitak
(d) Vinay Pitak
11. The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was(a) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(b) Badruddin Tayyabji
(c) Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan
(d) Abul Kalam Azad
12. Which principle was added by Mahavir Swami among the tenets of Jainism ? (a) Non-violence
(b) Non-Stealing
(c) Brahmacharya
(d) Non- Collection
13. The headquarters of ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) is situated in (a) Beijing (b) Manila (c) Kuala Lumpur (d) Jakarta
14. The Preamble to the Constitution of India reads as (a) Sovereign, Democratic, Socialist, Secular, Republic
(b) Socialist, Democratic, Secular, Republic.
(c) Democratic, Sovereign, Secular, Socialist, Republic
(d) Sovereign Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic
15. Smog is a combination of (a) Air and Water Vapour
(b) Water and Smoke
(c) Fire and Water
(d) Smoke and Fog
16. Whose Prime Minister was Kautilya? (a) Harshvardhan
(b) Chandragupta-II
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Ashoka
17. Harijan Sangh was founded by (a) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Jyotiba Phule
(d) Acharya Vinoba Bhave
18. Vinegar is a commercial name of (a) Oxalic Acid (b) Hydrochloric Acid (c) Acetic Acid (d) Citric Acid
19. Dayana Mendoza was (a) Miss Universe 2008
(b) Miss Universe 2009
(c) Miss Universe 2010
(d) None of these
20. The Universe in a Single Atom, is a book by(a) Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap
(b) Dalai Lama
(c) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(d) M.S. Swaminathan
21. Which one of the following is not written by Karl Marx ? (a) The Poverty of Philosophy
(b) Value, Price and profit
(c) State and Revolution
(d) The Critique of Political Economy
22. Zonal Councils have been created by(a) The Constitution
(b) Parliamentary Act
(c) Governments Declaration
(d) National Development Council
23. Who amongst the following founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal ?(a) J.A. Hickey
(b) Max Mueller
(c) Wilkins
(d) William Jones
24. The Book ‘Mother India’ was written by (a) Catherine Mayo
(b) Lala Lajpat Rai
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Bipin Chandra Pal
25. The first session of the all India Trade Union Congress held in Mumbai was presided over by (a) B. Shiva Rao
(b) Lala Lajpat Rai
(c) N.M. Joshi
(d) S.A. Dange
26. Which one of the following is associated with the Champaran Satyagraha of zMahatma Gandhi ? (a) Vallabha Bhai Patel
(b) Madan Mohan Malviya
(c) Shaukat Ali
(d) Raj kumar Shukla
27. The first newspaper published in English Language was(a) The Bengal Gazette (b) The Hindu (c) Young India (d) Native Opinion
28. The Corbett National Park gets its river from(a) Alaknanda (b) Ramganga river (c) Dhauliganga river (d) Sarda river
29. Which one of the following states is most urbanized as per 2001 Census Report ? (a) Gujarat (b) Karnataka (c) Tamil Nadu (d) West Bengal
30. According to 2001 Census, three states housing maximum urban population of the country are (a) Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka
(b) Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
(c) Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal
(d) Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
31. The Chaura-Chauri episode took place on (a) February Ist, 1922
(b) February 2nd, 1922
(c) February 4th, 1922
(d) February 6th, 1922
32. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in the city of (a) Cuttack (b) Calcutta (c) Midnapore (d) Murshidabad
33. Which one of the following Mughal emperors was coronated twice ? (a) Akbar (b) Jahangir (c) Shahjahan (d) Aurangzeb
34. The manuscript of which of the following scriputres has been included in the United Nations Heritage ? (a) Valmiki Ramayana (b) Rigveda (c) Mahabharat (d) Bhagwadgita
35. Which one of the following countries is credited with the establishment of Uranium city ? (a) Australia (b) Canada (c) Russia (d) U.S.A
36. Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award is given for outstanding contribution to (a) Afforestation and Conservation of wastelands
(b) Neat Technology and Development
(c) Wildlife Conservation
(d) Hindi Books on Environment
37. As per 2001 census, which one of the states of Indian has the highest literacy? (a) Andhra Pradesh (b) West Bengal (c) Mizoram (d) Punjab
38. As per Census 2001, the percentage of the Scheduled Tribes population in India is (a) 7.20 (b) 7.50
(c) 8.20 (d) 8.50
39. Pusa Sugandha - 5 is an aromatic variety of (a) Maize (b) Red gram (c) Rice (d) Sugarcane
40. The territory of Puducherry lies divided in the states of (a) Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra
(b) Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala
(c) Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh
(d) Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Goa
41. HBJ Pipeline transports natural gas from (a) Hazira (b) Kalol (c) Bassein (d) Godavari basin
42. About 30 per cent of India’s area lies in three states of (a) Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat
(c) Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
(d) Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
43. The first woman to scale the World’s 14 highest mountains is (a) Dorothy Height
(b) Oh Eun-sun
(c) Aditi Malik
(d) None of the above
44. The first lok pal bill was introduced in the Parliment in (a) May 1968 (b) May 1980 (c) July 1982 (d) June 1985
45. Who said “the philosophers must be the Kings”? (a) Plato (b) Aristotle (c) Socrates (d) Bernard Shaw
46. Swarn Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) was introduced in (a) 1996 (b) 1998 (c) 1995 (d) 1997
47. Tungbhadra Project is joint river project between which pari of states ? (a) Andhra pradesh and Karnataka
(b) Tamil Nadu and Kerala
(c) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab
(d) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
48. The number of acknowledged indigenous breeds of cattle, India possesses is(a) 28 (b) 27 (c) 26 (d) 29
49. D. Oliveira Trophy is associated with(a) Cricket (b) Hockey (c) Chess (d) Football
50. The Attorney - General of India is appointed by the President of India under (a) Article 76 (b) Article 78 (c) Article 75 (d) Article 80
51. Kaveri is the longest river of (a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Tamil Nadu (c) Kerala (d) Karnataka
52. Falklands Islands has been a disputed territory between (a) Britain and Chile
(b) Britain and Agrentina
(c) Argentina and Chile
(d) Mexico and USA
53. The Sukhoi T-50 is the first fifth generation jet fighter which belongs to (a) Russia (b) USA (c) France (d) China
54. The Femina Miss India East 2010 is (a) Pooja Chopra (b) Unnati Davara (c) Rohini Mukherjee (d) Eram Karim
55. Earth Day is observed on (a) April 22 (b) April 18 (c) April 23 (d) April 30
56. Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to score double century in One Day International against(a) South Africa (b) Zimbabwe (c) Bangladesh (d) Pakistan
60. As per the fourth advance estimate of Agriculture Ministry the total food grains production in 2008-09 was estimated at (a) 217.28 million tonne
(b) 233.88 million tonne
(c) 230.78 million tonne
(d) 98.83 million tonne
61. India’s rank in using the wireless network in the world is 
(a) Second (b) Third (c) Fourth (d) Fifth
62. The author of ‘The Prince’ is (a) Justin (b) Herodotus (c) Niccolo Machiavelli (d) Megasthenes
63. How many ruling dynasties were there in the Delhi Sultanate ? (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5
65. The runner-up in World Twenty 20 Cup was(a) England (b) Australia (c) Zimbabwe (d) New Zealand
66. National Sports day is observed on (a) August 30 (b) August 29 (c) August 24 (d) August 19
67. India’s biggest grid-connected solar power plant has been set up at(a) Bangalore (b) Khammam (c) Kolar District (d) Palakkad
68. Which of the following diseases is caused by a virus ? (a) Plague (b) Cholera (c) Tetanus (d) Chicken Pox
69. Which of the following has implemented scheme FRIENDS for better deliverance of Services to the people? (a) Kerala (b) Tamil Nadu (c) Himachal Pradesh (d) Uttar Pradesh
70. Ka Pamblang Nongkrem festival is annually celebrated in (a) Tamil Nadu (b) Meghalaya (c) Sikkim (d) Manipur
71. Vantawng Falls is located in (a) Mizoram (b) Manipur (c) Arunachal Pradesh  (d) Tripura
72. JBSA does not have as its member (a) India (b) Brazil (c) China (d) South Africa
73. The First ASEAN Summit was held in (a) Bali (b) Hanoi (c) Manila (d) Bangkok
74. Mahatma Gandhi laid down four preconditions for a Satyagrahi (Passive Resistor) to fulfil. Which one of the following was not among them ? (a) Observe perfect chastity
(b) Embrace higher education
(c) Follow truth
(d) Cultivate fearlessness
75. Mughal Emperor Akbar divided his empire into (a) Fifteen Subas (provinces)
(b) Twelve Subas (provinces)
(c) Twenty Subas (provinces)
(d) Ten Subas (provinces) 

1. B 2. B 3. C 4. C 5. B 6. A 7. B 8. B 9. C 10. A 
11. B 12. B 13. D 14. D 15. D 16. C 17. B 18. C 19. A 20. B 
21. C 22. B 23. D 24. A 25. B 26. D 27. A 28. B 29. C 30. A 
31. C 32. A 33. D 34. B 35. B 36. B 37. C 38. C 39. C 40. C 
41. A 42. C 43. B 44. A 45. A 46. A 47. D 48. B 49. A 50. A 
51. B 52. B 53. A 54. B 55. A 56. A 57. B 58. A 59. C 60 B 
61. A 62. C 63. D 64. A 65. B 66. B 67. C 68. D 69. A 70. B 
71. A 72. C 73. A 74. B 75. B


1. Which of the following is know as the Act for the Good Government of India? (a) Indian Councils Act 1861
(b) Government of India Act 1858
(c) Pitts India Act of 1784
(d) Government of India Act 1919
2. Which British Prime Minister announced a scheme of representation of the minorities which came to be known as Communal Award in 1932? (a) Ramsay Mac Donald
(b) Clement Atlee
(c) Winston Churchill
(d) None of the above
3. Which of the following words was not added to the Preamble of the Constitutional Amendment Act of 1976? (a) Sovereign (b) Socialist
(c) Secular (d) Integrity
4. Which of the following Articles provides for securing all citizens, a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India? (a) Article 44 (b) Article 45
(c) Article 46 (d) Article 47
5. Who said that Directive Principles are “aimed at furthering the goals of the social revolution or to foster this revolution by establishing the conditions necessary for its achievement” ? (a) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(b) M.C. Chagla
(c) Granville Austin
(d) B.N. Rau
6. By which of the following Constitutional Amendment Act, was it provided that Parliament has the power to abridge or take away any of the Fundamental Rights by the enactment of Constitutional Amendment Act? (a) The 25th Constitutional Amendment Act (1971)
(b) The 24th Constitutional Amendment Act (1971)
(c) The 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act (1976)
(d) None of the above
7. The provision of Contingency Fund of India has been made under (a) Article 266
(b) Article 265
(c) Article 267
(d) Article 268
8. Who was the first scholar to use the term ‘Indus Civilization’ ? (a) John Marshall
(b) Rakhal Das Bannerjee
(c) R.S. Bist
(d) Dayaram Sahni
9. National Food for work Programme was launched on (a) November 20, 2004
(b) December 1, 2005
(c) November 14, 2004
(d) October 5, 2007
10. The recommendations of the 11th Finance Commission covered the period (a) April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2007
(b) April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2005
(c) April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2012
(d) None of the above
11. Which of the following committees is associated with reforms in small industries? (a) K.L. Rekhi Committee
(b) R. Chelliah Committee
(c) Abid Hussain Committee
(d) None of the above
12. Which of the following awards is associated with Agriculture ? (a) Bourlog Award
(b) Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
(c) Arjun Award
(d) Vyasa Samman
13. Who is known as the Father of Sanskrit Grammar ? (a) Panini (b) Patanjali
(c) Kalidas (d) None of the above
14. Who among the following is known as the Morning Star of Indian Renaissance? (a) Swami Vivekanand
(b) Raja Rammohan Roy
(c) Acharya Vinoba Bhave
(d) Rabindra Nath Tagore
15. Who among the following is the recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award ?(a) Javed Akhtar
(b) Akkineni Nageshwar Rao
(c) Manoj Kumar
(d) Subhash Ghai
16. ‘Romanching with Life’ is a book written by(a) Dilip Kumar
(b) Debasheesh Dutta
(c) Dev Anand
(d) Hema Malini
17. Which of the following won women’s hockey Gold in Olympic Games 2008? (a) Holland (b) Australia
(c) Germany (d) USA
18. Uranium Corporation of India is located in (a) Mumbai
(b) Delhi
(c) Thiruvananthapuram
(d) Jadugoda
19. Phylloquinone is the chemical name of (a) Vitamin D (b) Vitamin E
(c) Vitamin K (d) Vitamin C
20. The Copenhagen Award related to Climate Change was adopted on (a) December 15, 2009
(b) December 19, 2009
(c) December 10, 2009
(d) December 30, 2009
21. The Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2008 came into effect in (a) January 2010
(b) January 2009
(c) January 2008
(d) None of these
22. The CNN-IBN Indian of the year 2009 is (a) A. R. Rahman
(b) Sachin Tendulkar
(c) Mukesh Ambani
(d) Sania Mirza
23. Who received the Best Actor Award at the 56th National Film Awards? (a) Upendra Limaye
(b) Amitabh Bachchan
(c) Arjun Rampal
(d) None of the above
24. B.C. Roy Trophy is associated with (a) Cricket (b) Football
(c) Chess (d) Hockey
25. India’s first Special Economic zone dedicated to the aerospace industry has been launched at (a) Hyderabad
(b) Hallargi
(c) Shimla
(d) Ahmedabad
26. Which Indian Golf player has been named rookie of the year 2009?(a) Rashid Khan
(b) Anirban Lahiri
(c) Gaganjeet Bhullar
(d) C. Muniyappa
27. Who among the following clinched Junior Boy’s singles title in Australian Open 2010 (Tennis Championship)? (a) Leander Paes
(b) Tiago Fernandes
(c) Bob Bryan
(d) Meke Bryan
28. As per the 2009 Human Development India’s rank in Human Development Index is (a) 135th (b) 134th
(c) 133th (d) 130th
29. Who among the following is not the winner of the Nobel Prize 2009 for Medicine? (a) Elizabeth H. Blackburn
(b) Carol W. Greider
(c) Jack W. Szostak
(d) Elinor Ostrom
30. National Youth Day is observed on (a) January 15
(b) January 12
(c) January 20
(d) January 28
31. The Hockey World Player for 2009 is (a) Rajpal Singh
(b) Jamie Dwyer
(c) Grant Shubert
(d) None of the above
32. Theorphrastus is called the Father of (a) Botany (b) Zoology
(c) Anatomy (d) Astrology
33. Matatilla Multi-purpose Project is located on (a) River Betwa (b) River Rihand
(c) River Tapi (d) River Mahi
34. Dakar is the capital of (a) Romania (b) Senegal
(c) Syprus (d) Mozambique
35. Which of the following cities is situated on the river Hudson? (a) Paris (b) New York
(c) London (d) Montreal
36. Which of the following cities is famous for Tobacco industry? (a) Jharia (b) Khetri
(c) Ferozabad (d) Guntur
37. Which of the following languages was added to the Eighth schedule to the Constitution of India by 21st Constitutional Amendment Act 1967? (a) Sindhi (b) Punjab
(c) Malyalam (d) Tamil
38. Which of the following states does not have legislative council? 
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Jammu & Kashmir
(c) Kerala
(d) Uttar Pradesh
39. Which of the following is known as ‘Queen of the Adriatic’ ? (a) Stockholm (b) Chicago
(c) Venice (d) Strait of Gibraltar
40. Which of the following organisations has its headquarters in Rome? (a) World Food Programme
(b) Food and Agriculture Organisation (c) International Labour Organisation
(d) European Free Trade Association
41. The most worshipped God in later Vedic period (100 BC-600 BC) was (a) Indra (b) Agni
(c) Varuna (d) Prajapati
42. The capital of Mahajanpad Vatsa was (a) Kausambi (b) Mathura
(c) Varanasi (d) Viratnagar
43. Four Noble Truths are associated with (a) Jainism
(b) Hinduism
(c) Buddhism
(d) None of these
44. Alexander, the Great invaded India In (a) 325 BC (b) 326 BC
(c) 327 BC (d) 330 BC
45. The second Buddhist Council was held in 383 BC in (a) Saptaparni (b) Vaishali
(c) Patliputra (d) Kundala Van
46. Rishabhadeva was Jainism (a) First Tirthankar
(b) Second Tirthankar
(c) Last Tirthankar
(d) None of the above
47. Kundgram is the birth place of (a) Lord Mahavira
(b) Lord Buddha
(c) Lord Krishna
(d) Guru Nank
48. Who was the founder of Mimansa Darshan (Philosophy) ?(a) Jamini (b) Badarayana
(c) Patanjali (d) Kapila
49. Which of the following rivers was known by the name Vitasta in ancient Vedic period? (a) Jhelum (b) Chenab
(c) Parushani (d) Beas
50. Who established Nalanda (Buddhist) University ? (a) Gopala (Pala ruler)
(b) Dharampla (Pala ruler)
(c) Kumargupta I (Gupta ruler)
(d) Rampal (Pala Ruler)
51. Harisena who wrote prayaga Prasasti / Allahabad Pillar inscription was the court poet of (a) Chandragupta - I
(b) Samudragupta
(c) Kumargupta - II
(d) Chandragupta-II
52. Harsh era began in (a) 706 AD (b) 606 AD
(c) 8056 AD (d) 506 AD
53. Who among the following was not the part of tripartite struggle which took place towards the end of the 8th Century ?(a) Pallavas (b) Palas
(c) Partiharas (d) Rashtrakutas
54. Who among the following created the department of Agriculture Diwan-i-Kohi? (a) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq
(b) Alauddin Khilji
(c) Ghiyasuddin Balban
(d) Ibrahim Lodhi
55. Which Sultanate ruler assumed the title Zille-Ilahi (Shadow of God)?(a) Alaudding Khilji
(b) Ibrahim Lodhi
(c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq
(d) Ghiyasuddin Balban
56. Who wrote Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi giving an account of Firoz Shah Tughlaq’s reign ?(a) Alberuni
(b) Zia Uddin Barni
(c) Amir Khusrau
(d) Minhaj-us-Siraj
57. The most famous sufi saint of Naqshbandi order of Sufism is (a) Shaikh Ahmad Sirhind
(b) Shaikh Badruddin Samar Kandi
(c) Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya
(d) Khwaja Baqi Billah
58. Akbar proclaimed new religion Din-i-Ilahi in (a) 1560 (b) 1570
(c) 1581 (d) 1590
59. In India, the first Portuguese governor of was (a) Alfonso d Albuquerque
(b) Francisco de Almeida
(c) Nino da Cunha
(d) Martin Alfonso de Souza
60. The headquarters of Central Water Tribunal is located in(a) Kolkata (b) Delhi
(c) Mumbai (d) Chennai
61. By which Constitutional Amendment Act was Article 19 amended to impose restrictions on the freedom of expression? (a) 16th Constitutional Amendment Act 1963
(b) 19th Constitutional Amendment Act 1966
(c) 15th Constitutional Amendment Act 1963
(d) 14th constitutional Amendment Act 1962
62. The Constitution deals with the citizenship from Article 5 to 11 under (a) Part III (b) Part II
(c) Part IV (d) Part V
63. Traffic in human beings and forced labour has been prevented under (a) Article 24 (b) Article 26
(c) Article 23 (d) Article 27
64. Who among the following has called the Constitution of India a paradise for lawyers? (a) Lvor Jennings
(b) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(c) Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
(d) Dr. B.N. Rao
65. Who was the chairman of Special Committee to Examine the Draft Constitution of India? (a) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(b) Sir Alladi Krisnaswamy lyer
(c) Sardar Patel
(d) Jawahar Lal Nehru
66. The Final session of the Constituent Assembly of India was held on (a) January 20,1950
(b) January 25,1950
(c) January 24,1950
(d) January 15,1950
67. The ideal of justice as enshrined in the preamble to the Constitution of India has been taken from (a) Irish Constitution
(b) Russian Constitution
(c) Japanese Constitution
(d) Canadian Constitution
68. In which of the following cases did Supreme Court of India hold that Preamble is a part of the Constitution ? (a) Kesavananda Bharati Case (1973)
(b) Berubar Union Case (1960)
(c) Both of the above
(d) None of the above
69. Under which Article can the Martial law be imposed? (a) Article 35 (b) Article 34
(c) Article 36 (d) Article 38
70. The Protection of Civil Rights Act which provides for punishments for offences related to caste and religion was passed in (a) 1955 (b) 1960
(c) 1965 (d) 1970
71. Who among the following has never been Chairman of Finance Commission of India?(a) N.K.P. Salve (b) Y.B. Chavan
(c) A.M. Khusro (d) B.B. Tandon
72. On behalf of the government which of the following decides Minimum Support Prices? (a) Planning Commission
(b) Ministry of Agriculture
(c) Agriculture Cost and Price Commission
73. Tarapore Committee Submitted its report on full convertibility on Rupee in (a) Current Account
(b) Capital Account
(c) Both in Current as well as in capital account
(d) Speical Drawings Rights (SDR)
74. SEBI is a (a) Statutory Body
(b) Advisory Body
(c) Constitutinal Body
(d) Non - Statutory Body
75. When was SAARC established ? (a) On December 8, 1984
(b) On January 1, 1984
(c) On December 8, 1985
(d) On January 1, 1985

1. b 2. a 3. a 4. a 5. c 6. b 7. c 8. a 9. c 10. b 
11. c 12. a 13. a 14. b 15. b 16. c 17. c 18. a 19. c 20. b 
21. a 22. a 23. a 24. b 25. b 26. d 27. b 28. b 29. d 30. b 
31. b 32. a 33. a 34. b 35. b 36. d 37. a 38. c 39. c 40. b 
41. d 42. a 43. c 44. b 45. b 46. c 47. a 48. a 49. a 50. c 
51. b 52. b 53. a 54. a 55. d 56. b 57. a 58. c 59. b 60. b 
61. a 62. b 63. c 64. a 65. b 66. c 67. b 68. a 69. b 70. a 
71. d 72. c 73. b 74. a 75. c

Staff Selection Commission Stenographers (Grade 'C' & 'D') Examination General Awareness Solved Paper (Exam held on December 2013)

1. Hexachlorobenzene is known as
(A) Pyrene
(B) Artificial silk
(C) Gammexane
(D) Artificial camphor

2. The percentage of fresh water on the Earth's surface is nearly
(A) 4
(B) 3
(C) 8
(D) 5

3. Which of the following is not an operating system from Microsoft?
(A) Windows NET
(B) Windows 7
(C) Windows 2000
(D) Windows XP

4. Electromagnetic wave coming out of the nucleus of a natural radioactive atom is
(A) Alpha ray
(B) Beta ray
(C) Gamma ray
(D) Microwave

5. In contact process, the gas produced is
(A) Nitric oxide
(B) Nitrous oxide
(C) Sulphur trioxide
(D) Ammonia

6. The name of Lavoisier is associated with the gas
(A) Oxygen
(B) Carbon monoxide
(C) Carbon dioxide
(D) Nitrogen

7. The principle of light based on which shadow is formed, is
(A) Rectilinear propagation
(B) Diffraction
(C) Reflection
(D) Refraction

8. If a light and a heavy body have equal momentum, then kinetic energy is
(A) greater for heavier body
(B) independent of momentum
(C) greater for lighter body
(D) lesser for lighter body

9. The distance between two crests in a wave is given by
(A) Wave number
(B) Wave velocity
(C) Amplitude
(D) Wavelength

10. Acting on a non-rigid body, a force can
(A) produce dimensional change
(B) Produce change in direction of motion
(C) start motion
(D) stop motion

11. Four bits in a computer memory is equal to a
(A) Kilobyte
(B) Megabyte
(C) Nibble
(D) Byte

12. In which phylum of animals does respiration take place by gill, called Ctenidia?
(A) Echinodermata
(B) Chordata
(C) Arthropoda
(D) Mollusca

13. Who among the following was not a member of Subhas Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj?
(A) Captain Mohan Singh
(B) G.S. Dhillon
(C) P.K. Sahgal
(D) Shah Nawaz Khan

14. Which of the following foreign banks has the maximum number of branches in India?
(A) City Bank
(B) ABN - Amro Bank
(C) Standard Chartered Bank

15. Which of the following has been the fastest growing State during the last seven
years (2005-06 to 2011-12) ?
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Bihar
(D) Gujarat

16. The phenomenon of radioactivity was discovered in 1898 A.D. by
(A) Henri Becquerel
(B) J.J. Thomson
(C) Marie Curie
(D) Pierre Curie

17. Television was discovered by
(A) Marconi
(B) J.L. Baird
(C) Humphrey Duguit
(D) Peterson

18. The Prime Minister of Japan is
(A) Yoshihiko Noda
(B) Naoto Kan
(C) Shinzo Abe
(D) None of these

19. At the oscar Awards ceremony in 2012, the Best Picture Award was given for the film
(A) The Artist
(B) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(C) Rango
(D) Hugo

20. Who composed "Ai - hole" prasasti?
(A) Harisena
(B) Nayanikar
(C) Kautilya
(D) Ravikirti

21. Buddha was born in
(A) 623 B.C.
(B) 602 B.C
(C) 523 B.C.
(D) 563 B.C.

22. 'Chhau' dance is a form of dancing found in
(A) Bihar
(B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Maharashtra
(D) West Bengal

23. Which among the following is the renewable source of energy?
(A) Petroleum
(B) Coal
(C) Wood
(D) Atomic fuel

24. In pitcher plant, pitcher is developed from
(A) Flower
(B) Apical bud
(C) Stem
(D) Leaf

25. Which one of the following is a bio-fertiliser?
(A) Bone meal
(B) Rhizobium cultures
(C) Green manure
(D) Vermi compost

26. Swami Vivekananda was associated with
(A) Ramakrishna Mission
(B) Brahmo Samaj
(C) Arya Samaj
(D) Prarthana Samaj

27. Which of the following countries has a Presidential form of Government?
(A) U.K.
(B) U.S.A.
(C) India
(D) Nepal

28. According to Gandhiji, Satyagraha may take the form of
(A) Coercion
(B) Civil disobedience
(C) Violent strike
(D) revolution

29. Who will legislate on the subjects which have not been mentioned in any of the three lists of the Indian Constitution?
(A) State Legislatures
(B) Parliament
(C) Both Parliament and State Legislatures
(D) None of the above

30. The last ruler of Delhi Sultanate was
(A) Jalal Khan Lodi
(B) Ibrahim Lodi
(C) Bahlul Lodi
(D) Sikander Lodi

31. Who was the guardian of Akbar?
(A) Abul Fazl
(B) Amir Khusrau
(C) Bairam Khan
(D) Bahlul Lodi

32. Which one of the following pairs is an example for joint supply?
(A) Tea and coffee
(B) Pen and pencil
(C) Paddy and straw
(D) Car and petrol

33. The concept of 'Sarvodaya' is commonly associated with
(A) Subhas Chandra Bose
(B) Vallabhbhai Patel
(C) Gandhi
(D) Nehru

34. Who had said, "Property is theft"?
(A) Prince Kropotkin
(B) Michael Bakunin
(C) Thomas Moore
(D) Prodhon

35. In economics, the central problem is
(A) Population
(B) Consumption
(C) Allocation
(D) Scarcity

36. Extension in demand occurs when the
(A) price increases
(B) price of the substitute increases
(C) quantity demand increases
(D) demand increases

37. In case of perfectly inelastic demand, the degree of elasticity is
(A) = 0
(B) = 1
(C) > 0
(D) < 0

38. An indifference curve with 'L' shape represents
(A) Perfect substitutability
(B) Perfect complementarily
(C) Imperfect substitutability
(D) No complementarily

39. Gene is
(A) Particular DNA segment which determines heredity of a particular trait
(B) Half DNA segment of somatic cells
(C) Whole DNA
(D) Half DNA segment

40. The percentage of tribal population to total population is maximum in
(A) Jharkhand
(B) Chhattisgarh
(C) Nagaland
(D) Arunachal Pradesh

41. "Origin of Species" is written by
(A) Darwin
(B) Weismann
(C) Muller
(D) Mendel

42. An orchid is considered to be a/ an
(A) symbiont
(B) endophyte
(C) parasite
(D) epiphyte

43. 'Amniocentesis' should be strictly followed to
(A) improve the health of the foetus
(B) provide for easy birth of the child
(C) detect hereditary abnormalities of the foetus
(D) determine the sex of the foetus

44. The confirmatory test for HIV virus causing AIDS is
(A) CDR Count
(B) Western blot test
(C) ELISA test

45. Which one of the following is an example of igneous rock?
(A) Marble
(B) Sandstone
(C) Gabbro
(D) Limestone

46. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(A) Bushmen - Atacama
(B) Tuaregs - Kalahari
(C) Bedouins - Sahara
(D) Binidibus - Australian desert

47. Name a cold desert region of India.
(A) Baramulla
(B) Dun Valley
(C) Ladakh
(D) Shillong Plateau

48. The largest number of Roman coins have been found from
(A) Kerala
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Both ((A) and ((B) above
(D) West Bengal

49. Which of the following dynasties was ruling over Sindh at the time of Arab invasion?
(A) Brahman
(B) Pratihar
(C) Shahiya
(D) Rai

50. Which State has the largest population of Scheduled Tribes?
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) Odisha
(D) Rajasthan

1-C; 2-B; 3-A; 4-C; 5-C; 6-A; 7-A; 8-C; 9-D; 10-A;
11-C; 12-D; 13-A; 14-C; 15-C; 16-A; 17-B; 18-C; 19-A; 20-D;
21-A; 22-D; 23-C; 24-D; 25-B; 26-C; 27-B; 28-C; 29-B; 30-B;
31-C; 32-C; 33-C; 34-D; 35-D; 36-C; 37-C; 38-B; 39-A; 40-B;
41-A; 42-A; 43-C; 44-C; 45-C; 46-D; 47-C; 48-C; 49-D; 50-A;