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General Knowledge Questions and Answers for SSC CGL Exam

1. Which metal is extracted from Kolar mines?
(A) Copper
(B) Aluminium
(C) Silver
(D) Gold
2. In the given list of folk dances and concerned State, which is not correctly matched ?
Dance form ______  State

(A) Bihu—————-A.P
(B) Bhangra ———- Punjab
(C) Dandia————-Gujarat
(D) Nautanki ———- U.P
3. Tenure of a Rajya Sabha Member is-
(A) 4 years
(B) 5 years
(C) 6 years
(D) 10 years
4. Which of the following is a leap year?
(A) 1986
(B) 1906
(C) 1980
(D) 1998
5. Match the religious books in List-I with religion in List-II and give correct answer using the codes given below
List-I (Religious Books)
(a) Quran
(b) Bible
(c) Jatak
(d) Guru Granth Sahib
List-II (Religion)
l. Christianity
2. Islam
3. Sikhism
4. Buddhism
Codes (a)(b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 2 4 3
(B) 2 1 3 4
(C) 2 3 1 4
(D) 2 1 4 3
6. Name the House among the following which is presided by a person who is not a Member of the House
(A) Lok Sabha
(B) Rajya Sabha
(C) Vidhan Sabha
(D) Vidhan Parishad
7. Match the countries given in List-I to the continent they are in given in List-II and choose the correct answer from the codes given below-
List-I (Country)
(a) Thailand
(b) Ghana
(c) Argentina
(d) Spain
List-II (Continent)
1. South America
2. Asia
3. Europe
4. Africa
Codes (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 4 1 3
(B) 24 3 1
(C) 4 2 1 3
(D) 2 1 4 3 (A)
8. “Bhudan Movement’ was started by-
(A) Vinoba Bhave
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Sardar Patel
(D) C. Rajagopalachari
9. In the given list of Zonal Railways and their Headquarters Offices, which is not correctly matched
(A)East-Central Railway Hajipur
(B) Eastern Railway-Kolkata
(C) Northern Railway-New Delhi
(D) Central Railway-Allahabad
10. Four friends are sitting in a row. Raju is at right side of Pankaj. Virendra is at the right side of Raju. Sanjay is at the left side of Virendra and Raju, but he is not at the end. The person sitting at the right end of the row is-
(A) Raju
(B) Virendra
(C) Sanjay
(D) Pankaj
11) There are four roads. I have come from the South and want to go to the temple. The road to the right leads me away from the coffee house while straight road leads only to a college, In which direction is the temple?
(A). North
(B). East
(C). South
(D). West
12) The time in a clock is quarter past twelve. If the hour hand point to the East, which is the d rection opposite to the minute hand?
(A) South
(B), South
(C). West
(D). North
Directions (13-): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
K is mother of D, who is sister of J. G is father of H. E is wife of G, J is son of H
13. How is D related to G?
(a) Son
(b) Grandson
(c) Granddaughter
(d) Daughter
14. How is E related to K?
(a) Mother-in-law
(b) Sister
(c) Mother
(d) Can’t be determined
15. How many children does H have?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) None
16) Find the odd one out
A. crusade
B. expedition
C. cruise
D. campaign

17) Find the odd one out
A. flourish
B. renovate
C. blossom
D. thrive

18). Find the odd one out
A. Vapour
B. Mist
C. Hailstone
D. Fog
19. If  – means *,* means +,+ means / and / means –  then 40 *12+3-6/60 =?
A. 7.95
B. 16
C. 44
D. None of these
20. If  * means /, – means *,  /means + and + means – then (3-15/19) * 8 +6 = ?
A. 8
B. 4
C. 2
D. -1
21. You are living in a college hostel. The da served to you in the mess has a lot of stones. What would you do?
A. Leave eating the dal altogether.
B. Bring the matter to the notice of mess incharge.
C. Speak to the cook about changing the dal.
D. Buy your own dal and cook it in your room.
22. Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
moolokarn means blue sky
wilkospadi means bicycle race
moolowilko means blue bicycle
Which word could mean “racecar”?

A wilkozwet
B. spadi wilko
C. moolobrei
23.A container contains 40 litres of milk.From this container 4 litres of milk was taken out and replaced by water. This process was repeated fur- two times. How much milk is now contained by the container.
A) 26.34 litres
B) 27.36 litres
C) 28 litres
D) 29.16 litres
24. merchant has 1000 kg of sugar part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 18% profit gains 14% on the whole. The Quantity sold at profit is
A) 400 kg
B) 560 kg
C) 600 kg
D) 640 kg
25. A can contains a mixture of two liquids A and B in the ratio 7:5. When 9 litres of mixture are off and the can is filled with B, the ratio of A and B becomes 7:9. How many litres ofliquid was contained by the can initially?
B) 20
C) 21
D) 25
26. If each side of a square is increased by 25% find the percentage change in its area?
A) 65.25
B) 56.25
C) 65
D) 56
27. If the radius of a circle is decreased by 50%, find the per centage decrease in its area.
A) 55%
B) 65%
C) 75%
D) 85%
28. Find the ratio of the areas of the incircle and circumcircle of a square
A) 1:1
B) 1:2
C) 1:3
D) 1:4
29. The average of 20 numbers is zero. Of them, at the most, how many may be greater than zero?
A) 0
B) -1
C) 1
D) none of these
30.  A grocer has a sale of Rs 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of Rs,6500?
A) 4991
B) 5467
C) 5987
D) 6453
31. The average of five consecutive odd numbers is 61. What is the difference between the highest and lowest numbers
A) 4
B) 8
C) 12
D) 16
32. what was the day on 15th august 1947
B) Saturday
C) Sunday
D) Thursday

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