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SSC General Awareness Questions and Answers

1.  An instrument of qualitative credit control in India is—
(A) Open market operations
(B) Credit rationing
(C) Change in reserve ratio
(D) Bank rate policy Answer.B

2. Laissez-faire is a feature of—
(A) Socialism
(B) Communism
(C) Capitalism
(D) Mixed Economy Answer.C

3. Which one of the following is not a source of the tax revenue in Indian States ?
(A) Land Revenue
(B) Motor Vehicle Tax
(C) Entertainment Tax
(D) Corporate Tax Answer.D

4.  CSO has changed its base year for National Income estimation. The new base year is-
(A) 1990-91 
(B) 1993-94
(C) 1994-95 
(D) 1995-96 

5.  Which is the biggest enterprise of the Government of India ?
(A) Postal and Telegraph
(B) Railways
(C) Banking
(D) Shipping Answer.B

6. In which type of competition does Marginal Revenue Curve coincide with Average Revenue Curve ?
(A) Monopoly
(B) Imperfect Competition
(C) Perfect Competition
(D) Monopolistic Competition

7. According to ]. Schumpeter, entrepreneurs are entitled to enjoy the profit for their ……,.. activities.
(A) Innovative
(B)Risk taking

(C)Risk averting

(D) Hard work Answer.A

8. Demonstration effect means~
(A) Effect of advertisement
(B) imitating effect of consumption

(C) Effect of entertainment
(D) Effect of an experiment Answer.B

9. Homogeneous product is a feature of-
(A) Imperfect market
(B) Monopoly
(C) Oligopoly
(D) Perfect market Answer.D

10. Which part of the Indian Constitution declares the ideals of Welfare State
(A) Fundamental Rights
(B) Fundamental Duties
(C) Preamble
(D) Directive Principles of State Policy

11. Who said, “Parliamentary System
provides a daily as well as a
periodic assessment of the Government” ?
(A) Dr. B4 R. Ambedkar
(B)Shri B. N. Rao
(C)Shri fawahar Lal Nehru
(D) Dr. Rajendra Prasad Answer.A

12. The legal advisor to the State Government is known as-
(A) Advocate-General


(D) State Public Prosecutor Answer.A

13. The maximum duration of Zero Hour in Lok Sabha is—•
(A) 30 minutes
(B) One hour
(C) Two hours
(D) Unspecified Answer.B

14. Which agency acts as co-coordinator between Union Government, Planning Commission and State
Governments ?
(A) National Integration Council
(B) Finance Commission
(C) National Development Council
(D) Inter-State Council Answer.C

15. When will demand become a
grant ?
(A) When a demand is pro-posed
(B) After the discussion on demand is over
(C)After the demand is granted

(D) When the Budget Session is closed
16. What makes the judiciary the guardian of the Constitution
(A) Independence
(B)Service Conditions

(D) judicial Review 

17. What is the name of judicial organ of UNO
(A) Supreme Court
(B) Court of lnternational justice
(C) judicial Forum
(D) International Court of justice Answer.D

18.  The Election disputes regarding the Election of President and Vice-President can be heard by-
(A) Parliament
(B) Central Election Cornmission
(C) Supreme Court
(D) Attorney-General of India Answer.C

19.  Balwant Rai Mehta Committee suggested that the structure of Panchayati Raj should consist
(A) The village, the block and the district levels
(B) The mandal and the district levels
(C) The village, the district and the State levels
(D) The village, the mandal, the district and the State levels Answer.A

20.  Which of the following has banned ’floor crossing’ by the members elected on a party ticket to the legislature
(A) 52nd Constitution Amendment
(B) Representation of People Act

(C)National Security Act

(D) Maintenance of Internal Security Act

21. The expression ’Creamy Layer’ used in the judgments of the Supreme Court relating to the case regarding reservations refers to-
(A) Those sections of society which pay Income-tax
(B) Those sections of socially and educationally backward
classes of the society that are economically advanced
(C) Those sections of the society that are considered advanced according to Karpuri Thakur formula
(D) All sections of upper castes of the society

22. When was the Panchtantra
(A) Maurya Period
(B)Kanishka Period
(C)Gupta Period
(D) Harsha Period Answer.C

23. Which one among the following is regarded as the ’Magna Carta’ of Indian education
(A) Wood’s Despatch
(B)Hunter’s Commission
(C)Sadler Commission
(D) Wardha Scheme Answer.A

24. The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been fought at Kurukshetra for-
(A) 14 days
(B) 16 days
(C) 18 days
(D) 20 days Answer.C

25. The Mukteswara Temple is located at——
(A) Puri

(B) Belur
(C) Konark
(D) Bhubaneswar Answer.D

26.  Which king of the Gupta Dynasty was called the ’Napoleon of
India’ 7
(A) Samudragupta
(B) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(C) Sri Gupta
(D) Chandragupta-I Answer.A

27. Between which two rulers was the First Battle of Panipat
fought ?
(A) Akbar and Bahlol Lodi
(B) Baburand IbrahjrnLodi
(C) Bairam Khan and Sikandar Lodi
(D) Shah Iahanancl Daulat Khan Lodi

28. Who is the author of Ain-i-Akbari?
(A) Abul Fazal
(B) Abdus Samad

(C)Bairam Khan
(D) Raja Todarmal Answer.A

29. Match List-I with List-Il and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists-
List-I List-II
(a) Peshwas 1. Nagpur
(b) Gaekwads 2. Pune
(c) Bhonsles 3. lndore
(d) Holkers 4. Baroda Codes:
(zi) (b) (C) (d)
(A) 2 4 1 3
(B) 1 3 2 4
(C) 2 4 3 1
(D) 4 3 2 1 Answer.A

30.  Which reformer from Mahara-shtra was known as Lokhitavadi
(A) Pandit Ramabai
(B)Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(C)M. G. Ranade
(D) Gopal Hari Deshmukh Answer.D

31. ’Din-e-Ilahi’ of Akbar was not a success because-
(A) After Akbar, it was not patronized
(B) The Muslims did not accept other religious practices
(C) It was not suitably projected to the masses
(D) All the above

32.  Who was the author of the book ’My Experiments with Truth’ ?
(A) Aurobindo Ghosh
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) M. K. Gandhi
(D) Vinoba Bhave Answer.C

33.  Give the correct chronological order of the following events-
1. Formation of Muslim League
2. Formation of All India Un-touch ability League .
3. Formation of All India Trade Union Congress
4. Formation of Indian National Congress
(A) 2, 4,1, 3 (B) 3, 4, 1, Z
(C) 4, 3, 1, 2 (D) 4, 1, 3, 2 Answer.D

34. 80% of the coal in India comes
(A) Iharia and Raniganj
(B)Kantapalli and Singareni
(C)Singrauli and Korba
(D) Neyveli

35. Dry zone agriculture in India con-tributes nearly 40% of the total-
(A) Commercial crops
(B)Fodder crops
(C)Food crops

(D) Plantation products Answer.D

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