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 actual 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. Match List I to List II and select the correct answers using the codes given below the lists:

       List I                                                               List II

(Naturally occurring substances)                            (Element)

(A) Diamond                                                             (1) Calcium 

(B)Marble                                                                 (2) Silicon

(C) Sand                                                                   (3) Aluminium 

(D) Ruby                                                                   (4) Carbon

         A            B               C         D

  (a)   3            1               2          4

  (b)  4            2               1          3

  (c)  2            1                3          4

  (d)  4            1                2          3

2. In India, interest rates on savings accounts in all nationalised commercial banks is fixed by 

(a) Union Ministry of Finance

(b) Union Finance Commission

(c) Indian Bank’s Association

(d) None of the above

3. Which one of the following is not a principle of ‘Panchsheel’?

(a) Non-alignment

(b) Peaceful Co-existence

(c) Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty

(d) Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs

4.  The concept of Carbon Credit originated from which one of the following?

(a) Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro

(b) Kyoto Protocol

(c) Montreal Protocol

(d) G-8 Summit, Heiligendamm

5. Match List I to List II and select the correct answers using the code below

   List I                                                      List II

   (Author)                                                  (Work)

(A) Bankimchandra                                  1. Shatranj ke Khilari 

(B) Dinabandhu Mitra                              2. Debi Chaudhurani

(C) Premchand                                         3. Chandrakanta


           A              B              C

(a)     2                1               3

(b)     3                1               2

(c)     2                3               1

(d)     1                2               3

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