General Knowledge Quiz

Dear PaGaLGuY readers, as we all know, General Knowledge is an important component of a number of competitive examinations such as the UPSC Civil Services Examination, Banking Entrance Examinations, SSC CGL/CHSL Examinations, MBA Entrance Examinations, Combined Defence Service Examination, etc. In order to help you practise and improve your General Knowledge, we hereby present this General Knowledge quiz.

Given below are a few questions from the General Studies papers of the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examinations between 1995 and 2010. Leave your answers/ responses in the comments section below and soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!

I.Consider the following landmarks in Indian Education

1) Hindu College, Calcutta

2) University of Calcutta

3) Adam’s Report

4) Wood’s Dispatch

what is the correct chronological order of these landmarks?

(a) 1, 3, 4, 2                               (b)1, 4, 3, 2

(c) 3, 1, 4, 2                               (d) 3, 2, 4, 1

II.  Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes below:

           List I                                            List II

         (Ores)                                           (States)

A. Manganese               1. Madhya Pradesh

B. Nickel                        2. Orissa

C. Lead Zinc                  3. Rajasthan

D. Asbestos                   4. Andhra Pradesh

CODES:   A      B      C    D

         (a) 1       3       2     4

         (b) 4       3       2     1

         (c) 1       2       3     4

         (d) 4       2      3     1

III. During which five year plan was the Emergency clamped, new elections took place and the Janata Party was elected?

(a) Third

(b) Fourth

(c) Fifth

(d) Sixth

IV. Which one of the following is not  an instrument of selective credit control in India?

(a) Regulation of consumer credit

(b) Rationing of Credit

(c) March requirement

(d) Variable cost reserve ratios

V. Which one of the following non-metals is not a poor conductor of electricity?

(a) Sulphur

(b) Selenium 

(c) Bromine

(d) Phosphorous

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