General Studies Quiz

Dear PaGaLGuy readers, General Knowledge forms an integral part of a number of competitive examinations, such as the UPSC Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, various State Public Service Commission Examinations, Banking entrance examinations, SSC examinations, MBA entrance examinations, etc. 

Through this General Studies Quiz, we bring to you an opportunity to learn more and to revise what you have studied so far. We present here a few questions from the General Studies paper of the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013. Leave your answers/ responses in the comments section and we’ll soon let you know the correct answers!

I. The Reserve Bank of India regulates the commercial banks in matters of 

liquidity of assets

branch expansion

 merger of banks

winding up of banks

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1 and 4 only

2, 3 and 4 only

1, 2 and 3 only

1, 2, 3 and 4

II. Which of the following diseases can be transmitted from one person to another through tattooing?


Hepatitis B


Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

III. Consider the following statements:

The Council of Ministers in the Centre shall be collectively responsible to the Parliament.

The Union Ministers shall hold the office during the pleasure of the President of India

The Prime Ministers shall communicate to the President about the proposals for legislation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only

2 and 3 only

1 and 3 only

1, 2 and 3

IV. The Ilbert Bill controversy was related to the 

Imposition of certain restrictions to carry arms by the Indians

Imposition of restrictions on newspapers and magazines published in Indian languages

Removal of disqualification imposed on the Indian magazines with regard to the trial of Europeans

Removal of a duty on imported cotton cloth

V. The annual range of temperatures in the interior of continents is higher as compared to the coastal areas. What is/are the reason/reasons?

Thermal difference between land and water

Variation in altitude between continents and oceans

Presence of strong winds in the interior

Heavy rains in the interior as compared to coasts

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

1 only

1 and 2 only

2 and 3 only

1, 2, 3 and 4

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