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APPSC / TSPSC Group I – General Knowledge Exams Important Questions and Answers


1. In which ocean the direction of currents changes seasonally?
a. Atlantic ocean
b. Pacific ocean
c. Indian ocean
d. Southern ocean

2. Consider the following statement:
1. The number of wild tiger population in the world has gone up by 22% to 3890 from the 2010 estimate of 3200
2. As per IUCN List, tiger is under the Critically endangered’ category
3. Project Tiger, was started in 1973 as per the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) act 1972 Namdapha Tiger reserve is the largest tiger reserve in India
Which of the above are incorrect?
a. 1 & 4
b. 2 & 3
c. 1,3,4
d. 1,2,4

3. Who among the following takes the oath to “uphold the constitution and the laws.
1. Supreme court judge.
2. CAG
3. President
4. Supreme Court Judge
a 1 and 2
b. 2 only
c. 3 only
d. 2 and 3

4. Among the following countries from North to South.
1- Honduras
2. Nicaragua
3. Costarica
4. Panama
a. 1-2-3-4
b. 2-1-3-4
c. 4-3-2-1
d. 1-3-2-4

5. With reference to vice president of India, consider the following statements.
1. If vice president suddenly resigns then election to fill vacancy should be held with in 6 months. vice-president can be removed on the
2.A grounds of violation of constitution’. Identify the correct statements.
a. 2 only
b. 1 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

6. Consider the following statement relating to Raisina dialogue.
1. It is an annual conference on cyber security
2. Raisina Dailogue is joint initiative of MEA (ministry of external affairs) and Observer Research foundation
3. The second edition will be held on January, 2017.
4. The theme of Raisina Dialogue 2016 is “Asia: Regional And Global connectivity”
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1, 2, 4
b. 2, 3, 4
c. 1, 3, 4
d. 1. 2, 3, 4

7. Swasth Dhaara Khet Haraa is a slogan of which of the schemes of the Government of India.
a. Pradhan mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana
b. Pradhanmantri Fasab Bheem Yojana
c. Soil health Card Scheme
d. Swaranjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana

8. Which of the following statements regarding the Andaman and Nicobar   islands is/are correct?
1. Coco channel forms the maritime boundary between India and Myanmar
2. Port Blair the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Island is located in South Andaman
3. The nine degree channel separates Amindivi island and Minicoy island
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

9. Which of the following statements is wrong?
a. Largest inland saline wetland in India is situated in Gujarat.
b. The Chilka lake is the largest brackish water lake in India
c. The Gandhi Sagar Dam is one of the four major dams built on India’s Chambal River
d. None of the above

10. Consider the following:
1. Centre for Environment Health has been launch recently in Bhopal by the Union Government
2. The centre is a joint collaboration between Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Public health Foundation of India
3. Its an initiative of Union Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a.  2 and 3
b. 1 and 3
c. 1 and 2
d. All the above

11. With reference to Finance commission, consider the following.
1. As Finance commission is a constitutional body, its recommendations are binding on the Government.
2.The chairman of a Finance commission is not eligible for reappointment.
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

12. Consider the following statements.
1. The supreme court hears only those who petition or appeal in English.
2. The constitution has specified the official languages of different states.
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

13. Consider the following
1. There are 17 Rare Earth Metals in the Periodic Table.
2. China is the world’s largest producer of Rare Earth Metals
3. India has the world’s third largest reserves of Rare Earth Metals
4. International Union of Pure and Applied  Chemistry is the international organisation representing chemists across the world
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1. 3, 4
b. 1, 2, 3
c. 1, 2, 4
d. 2, 3, 4

14. Consider the following
1. The Forest (Conservation) Act 1987 governs the diversion of or use of forest land for Non forest purposes
2. The company diverting such land must provide for alternative land
3. The company must also compensate for planting new trees in the alternative land so provided
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 2 and 3
b. 1only
c. All of the above
d. None of the above

15. Consider the following Regarding South Asian Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)
1. SAWEN is an inter?governmental wildlife law enforcement agency established in Jan 2011 in New Delhi
2. All South Asian countries (8 of them) are signatories of SAWEN
3. Nepal is the Chief Enforcement coordinator of SAWEN
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 2 and 1
b. 1 and 3
c. All the above
d. 2 and 3

16. Consider The following regarding Amur Falcons
1. It migrated from central Mongolia to south Africa via India
2. It is mentioned as endangered species on the IUCN Red Data book
3. It is hunted extensively in Nagaland region of India
4. It is one of the largest species of raptor
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1, 2, 4
b. 1, 2, 3
c. 2, 3, 4
d. i,2, 3, 4

17. Government of India has agreed to phase out Endosulfan completely by the end of 2017. Which of the following is correct regarding Endosulfan
1. Endosulfan can bio accumulate and biomagnify
2. It is banned as per the Stockholm conventions
3. It is acutely neuro Toxic to both insects and mammals
4. It is not pest specific insecticide
a. 1, 3, 4
b. 1, 2, 4
c. 1, 2, 4
d. 1. 2, 3

18. Consider the following regarding a bill seeking to replace and ordinance:
1. An ordinance may cease to operate even before the expiry of the prescribed six weeks
2. A statement explaining the circumstances that has necessitated immediate legislation by ordinance must be placed before the house
3. A statement explaining the circumstances why the house must seek to replace the ordinance must also be placed before the
a. 2 only
b. 1 & 3
c. 2 & 3
d. 1 & 2

19. With reference to defections, consider the following statements.
1. An independent member of Loksabha becomes disqualified if he joins any party after 6 months from the date on which he takes his seat.
2. A nominated member of Loksabha becomes disqualified if he joins any party any time.
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

20. Consider the following statements.
1. Delimitation commission is neither a statutory body nor a constitutional body.
2. The orders issued by the Delimitation commission cannot be changed in any court.
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 2 only
b 1 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

21. Consider the following
1. Sec 377 of Indian constitution criminalises LGBT community in India
2. Supreme court has recently declared that all LGBT will considered as the third gender
3. Kerala is the first state to provide pension provisions for the Transgender
4. Transgender in India are prohibited from adoption
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1, 2, 3
b. 1 and 3
c. 1, 3, 4
d. 1, 2, 4

22. Consider the following regarding Khudai Khidmatgar movement
1. It was a non violent movement started in the North-West Frontiers against british rule
2. It was started and led by Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad
3. The movement is also known as “Red Shirt movement
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All the above

23. After the August offer of 1940, the radicals and leftists wanted to start a mass civil disobedience
movement. But Mahatma Gandhi insisted on individual Satyagraha. Which of the following statements are correct about individual satyagraha of 1940
1. It was not to seek independence but to affirm the right of speech.
2. It was started by Acharya Vinoba Bhave first and then by Jawaharlal Nehru.
3. Since it was not a mass movement, it attracted little enthusiasm and later December, Gandhiji suspended it.
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1 & 2
b. 2 & 3
c. 1 & 3
d. All the above

24. Consider the following rivers:
1. Kabani
2. Bhavani
3. Koyna
4. Arkavati
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1, 2 and 4
b. 1, 2 and 3
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 2, 3 and 4

25. Arrange the states in increasing order of mangrove cover
a. Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Gujarat, West Bengal
b. Andaman & Nicobar, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal
c. West Bengal, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar
d. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Andaman & Nicobar, West Bengal

26. If the earth is not tilted, which of the given statements is/are likely to be true?
1. There will be uniform heat across the globe throughout the year.
2 The Indian monsoon will be absent in the tropics.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
a. 2 only
b. 1 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 or 2

27. The thermal equator refers to imaginary line connecting set of locations having the highest mean annual temperature at each longitude around the globe. Its geographic p position lies to the
a. North of geographic equator
b South of geographic equator
c. Along the geographic equator
d. Very close to tropics on both hemispheres

28. What is important about the island of  Tristan da Cunha?
a. Remote group of volcanic island in south Atlantic ocean.
b. Remote group of volcanic island in no Atlantic ocean
c. Remote group of volcanic island in south pacific ocean
d. Remote gross of volcanic island in north up  pacific ocean

29. Which of the following countries fall in all three natural regions hot desert, Mediterranean and cold temperate?
a. Israel
b. Chile
c. Lebanon
d. Syria

30. The main cause of Kalahari being a desert is
a. the cold currents near the coast
b. its location on the West coast in the tropics
c. its location in the tropics
d increased numbers of human and cattle population

31. Consider following statements
1. When there is high tide on one side of the earth the opposite side will have low tide
2. Gravitational force between earth and sun plays the most important role in tide formation
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1&2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

32. Consider the following about International Year book of Industrial Statistics,
1. Year Book’ was recently released by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
2. India, according to Year Book is the 6th largest Country in the world in terms of manufacturing
3. USA and Japan are the top two industrial procedures of the world in 2015
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1 and 3
b. 2 and 3
c. All the above
d. None

33. Consider the following regarding New Delhi Declaration
1. Its an imitative involving ISRO and the COP 21 members
2. The Declaration has decided to establish a central independent international system to centralise data from all earth observing
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None of the Above

34. Consider the following regarding inflation index bonds
1. Inflation Index Bonds were originally known as Capital Index Bonds
2. Capital Index bonds were for the first time issues in 1999
3. Inflation index bonds don’t come under the tax provisions as they are tax exempted investment options
4. Foreign Institutional Investors have no limit on the amount they can invest in IDB
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1, 2, 4
b. 1, 3, 4
c. 1 and 4
d. 2 and 4.

35. Consider the following about GDP at Factor cost.
1. GDP at factor cost is a measure of national income.
2. It is essential looking from the producers side.
3. It is based on the cost of factors of produced
Which of the above statement is/are correct.
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1and 3
d. 1,2, 3

36. Consider the following about Reserve Bank of India.
1. It has sole right to issue currency notes of various denominations
2. It maintains the country’s foreign exchange funds.
Which of the above statements is/are correct
a. 2 only
b. 1 only
c. 1&2
d. Neither 1 or 2

37. Consider the following regarding the Hague Code of Conduct’
1. It’s a code regarding the control of proliferation of Ballistic Missile
2. The code is a Voluntary non?binding multilateral agreement
3. It’s the only multilateral code of disarmament in the world
4. Austria is the administrative central contact of code
Which of the above are correct:
a. 1, 2, 3
b. 1, 3, 4
c. 1 & 2
d. All the above

38. Match the following
1. Nainital, UTK.  ——     A. GIRI
2. Udaipur, RAJ ——-   B. MAST
3. Tirupati, AP  ——–  C. DIHAR.
4. Leh, JK —–  D. ARIES
Which of the above are matched correctly?
a. A-1 B-2 C-3 D-4
b. A-3 B-1 C-2 D-4
c. A-4 B-2 C-3 D-1
d. A-2, B-4 C1 D-3

39. Consider the following
1. Pakke Tiger Reserve is in East Kameng District of Aruanchal Pradesh
2. The Reserve has won the 2016 Indian Biodiversity Award for conservation of threatened species for Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme
3. The Award is jointly awarded by MOEFCC, NBA and UNDP Which of the above are incorrect?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. 3 only
d. None

40. Which of the following regions come under very high damage risk earthquake zone in India?
1. The Rann of Kutch
2. The Andaman and Nicobar islands
3. The North-East Indian region
Which of the above statement is/are correct?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

41. The river Mahanadi flows through which of the following states
1. Chhattisgarh
2. Maharashtra
3. Odessa
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

42. Which one of the following is/are includes in the in-situ conservation method.
1-National park
2. Biosphere Reserves
3. Botanical Garden
4. Gene Banks
a. 3, 4
b. 1, 2
c. 1, 2, 4
d. 1, 2, 3, 4

43. Consider the following statements about Art.
1. It was a blend of Greco -Roman elements.
2. The main theme was the new form of Buddhism Mahayanism. Identify the correct statements.
a. 2 only
b. 1 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 or 2

44. Which among the following islare Earth
1. Megha Tropiques
2. SARAL
3. INSAT-3C
4. INSAT-3D
a. 1, 3, 4
b. 1, 2, 3
c. 2, 3, 4
d. 1,2,4

45. Identify the correctly Matched Founder
1. Seva Sadan :: Shivnarayan agnihotri
2. Deva Samaj ::  B.M.Malbari
3 Deva Samithi ::  Hridayanath Kunzru
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 3 only
d. 1,2,3

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