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!

1. The ancient India play Mudrarakshasha of Visakhadutt, is on which of the following subjects

(a) A conflict between Gods and Demons of ancient Hindu lore

(b) A romantic story of an Aryan prince and a tribal woman

(c) A story of power struggle between two Aryan tribes

(d) The court intrigues of the time of Chandragupta Maurya

2. In India, the ports are categorised as major and non-major ports. Which of the following is a non-major port?

(a) Kochi (Cochin)

(b) Dahej

(c) Paradip

(d) New Mangalore

3. Which Article of the Constitution of India says, ‘No children below the age of fourteen years shall be employed to work in a factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment’?

(a) Article 24

(b) Article 45

(c) Article 330

(d) Article 368

4. Which of the following statements is correct?

Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBMA) concerns

(a) fiscal deficit only

(b) revenue deficits only

(c) both fiscal and revenue deficit 

(d) Neither fiscal deficit nor revenue deficit

5. Which of the following elements is essential for the construction of nuclear reactors?

(a) Cobalt

(b) Nickel

(c) Zirconium

(d) Tungsten

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