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General Awareness SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam Solved Paper 04-07-1999 First Shift Entranciology

Q.1:- Postal Voting is otherwise called ?

  1. Plural Voting
  2. Proxy Voting
  3. Weighted Voting
  4. Secret Voting

Q.2:- Stability of the Government is assured in ?

  1. Parliamentary Form of Government
  2. Presidential Form of Government
  3. Plural Executive System
  4. Direction Democracy

Q.3:- According to the Indian Constitution, the vacancy in the office of the President of India shall be filled within :

  1. 1 Month
  2. 6 Months
  3. 3 Months
  4. 1 Year

Q.4:- Who is the Tennis star to become Worl No. 1 seed at the youngest age ?

  1. Steffi Graf
  2. Monica Seles
  3. Chris Evert
  4. Martina Hingis

Q.5:- What is “Vishva Mohini” ?

  1. Name for India’s Beauty Queen
  2. The title given to Lata Mangeshkar for her contribution to music
  3. An Indian ship
  4. A famous book on Indian dances

Q.6:- The main function of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is ?

  1. Enforcing of Uruguay Round Agreements
  2. Facilitating multilateral trade relations of member countries and reviewing trade policies
  3. Administering trade dispute settlement procedures
  4. None of the above

Q.7:- Name the author of the book “A Passage to England” ?

  1. M. Forster
  2. Nirad C. Choudhary
  3. Vikram Seth
  4. Eric Segal

Q.8:- Which is the long range missile that was tested by Pakistan in the wake of India testing Agni II ?

  1. Ghauri II
  2. Shaheen I
  3. Hatf I
  4. Hatf II

Q.9:- The Indian Naval Ship being converted into a maritime museum is ?

  1. Sagar Samrat
  2. Kanishka
  3. Samrat Ashoka
  4. Vikrant

Q.10:- Prof. Amartya Sen is these days in the news because ?

  1. He is internationally known as a leading social economist
  2. He has been awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’
  3. He is a recipient of Nobel Prize
  4. All of the above

Q.11:- The first country to legalize medically assisted suicide is ?

  1. Australia
  2. United States
  3. Netherlands
  4. Switzerland

Q.12:- The Baisakhi Festival of the year 1999 is of great historical significance to Punjab because ?

  1. It commemorates the tercentenary of the foundation of Khalsa Panth
  2. It being the last such festival of the twentieth century
  3. Of participation by a large number of Punjabis who are non resident Indians
  4. None of the above

Q.13:- Exobiology deals with the study of ?

  1. External characters of living organisms
  2. Life on the surface of the earth
  3. Life in the outer layers of atmosphere
  4. Life in other planets and space

Q.14:- The Social System of the Harappans was ?

  1. Fairly egalitarian
  2. Slave Labour based
  3. Colour (Varna) based
  4. Caste based

Q.15:- Which of the following Vedas provides information about the civilisation of the Early Vedic Age ?

  1. Rig Veda
  2. Yajur Veda
  3. Atharva Veda
  4. Sama Veda

Q.16:- The university which became famous in the post Gupta Era was ?

  1. Kanchi
  2. Taxila
  3. Nalanda
  4. Vallabhi

Q.17:- Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor ?

  1. Vikramaditya
  2. Kumaragupta
  3. Harshavardhana
  4. Kanishka
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Q.18:- The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was ?

  1. Rajaraja I
  2. Rajendra I
  3. Rajadhiraja I
  4. Kulottunga I

Q.19:- The Mughal painting reaches its / zenith during the reign of ?

  1. Akbar
  2. Jahangir
  3. Shahjahan
  4. Aurangzeb

Q.20:- Permanent Revenue settlement of Bengal was introduced by ?

  1. Clive
  2. Hastings
  3. Wellesley
  4. Cornwallis

Q.21:- The father of extremist movement in India is ?

  1. Motilal Nehru
  2. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  3. Vallabhbhai Patel
  4. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Q.22:- The World Bank normally gives ?

  1. Short term loans
  2. Medium term loans
  3. Long term loans
  4. Medium and long term loans

Q.23:- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) came into existence with ?

  1. Berlin Conference
  2. London Conference
  3. Brettonwoods Conference
  4. Rome Conference

Q.24:- Multiplier process in economic theory is conventionally taken to mean ?

  1. The manner in which prices increase
  2. The manner in which banks create credit
  3. Income of an economy grows on account of an initial investment
  4. The manner in which government expenditure increases

Q.25:- Structural adjustment loans given by the World Bank are meant for ?

  1. Increasing employment in agriculture
  2. Increasing export earning capacity of the borrower country
  3. Reducing inequalities of income distribution
  4. Encouraging capital intensive industries

Q.26:- A financial instrument is called a ‘primary security’ if it represents the liability of ?

  1. Some ultimate borrower
  2. The Government of India
  3. A primary cooperative bank
  4. A commercial bank

Q.27:- Service cooperatives are ?

  1. Single purpose societies
  2. Credit societies
  3. Marketing societies
  4. Multi purpose societies

Q.28:- Output at break-even point is that output at which the producer is able to ?

  1. Recover only operating costs
  2. Recover total costs
  3. Wipe out earlier losses
  4. Earn a normal profit

Q.29:- India’s share in world trade since 1950

  1. has been rising
  2. has been constant
  3. has been declining
  4. has shown a mixed trend

Q.30:- Animals do not have enzyme systems which enable them to make use of the energy from ?

  1. Fat
  2. Water
  3. Protein
  4. Carbohydrate

Q.31:- A clone is a colony of ?

  1. Cells having different shapes
  2. Cells having similar shape
  3. Cells having similar genetic constitution
  4. Cells having different genetic constitutions

Q.32:- The pollen grains of flowers pollinated by insects are ?

  1. Smooth and dry
  2. Rough and sticky
  3. Rough and dry
  4. Large and showy

Q.33:- Which one of the following substances is used for preservation of food grains ?

  1. Sodium Benzoate
  2. Vinegar
  3. Sodium Chloride
  4. Potassium Permanganate

Q.34:- The disease caused by Asbestos is ?

  1. Emphysema
  2. Paralysis
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Dysentery

Q.35:- In the eye, colour vision is effected by the presence of ?

  1. Choroid Coat
  2. Sclerotic Coat
  3. Rods
  4. Cones

Q.36:- The famous Lagoon lake of India is ?

  1. Dal Lake
  2. Chilka Lake
  3. Pulicat Lake
  4. Mansarovar

Q.37:- The splitting of different colours of light in a prism is ?

  1. Reflection of light
  2. Dispersion of light
  3. Diffraction of light
  4. Refraction of light
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Q.38:- Where are most of the earth’s active volcanoes concentrated ?

  1. Europe
  2. Pacific Ocean
  3. Africa
  4. South America

Q.39:- The deflection of the winds to the right in the northern hemisphere is caused by ?

  1. Revolution of the earth
  2. Rotation of the earth
  3. Uneven heating of the earth
  4. All the above

Q.40:- Which of the following is not one of the important steps in processing tea leaves ?

  1. Rolling
  2. Drying
  3. Fermenting
  4. Withering

Q.41:- The Grand Canyon is located on the ?

  1. Colorado River
  2. Rhine River
  3. Tapi River
  4. Niger River

Q.42:- The Savannah finds its ideal conditions of growth in ?

  1. Mild and humid climate
  2. Dry summer and wet winter climate
  3. Hot humid climate with long dry season
  4. Hot summer and cool winter climate

Q.43:- What should be the proportion of forest cover for India to maintain her ecological balance ?

  1. 1 percent
  2. 2 percent
  3. 3 percent
  4. 4 percent

Q.44:- Match List I with List II and find out the correct answer from the codes given below the lists ?

List I (Thermal Power Plants)

  • Kahalgaon
  • Farakka
  • Ramagundam
  • Gandhar

List II (Locations)

  • West Bengal
  • Bihar
  • Gujarat
  • Andhra Pradesh


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Q.45:- Which one of the following States/Union Territories of India recorded the lowest density of population in 1991 Census ?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Nagaland
  3. Mizoram
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

Q.46:- Three of the following pairs are wrong. Find out the correct one ?

  1. Written Constitution – England
  2. Unitary State – USA
  3. UN General Assembly – Veto Power
  4. SAARC – No Bilateral is sues

Q.47:- In Indian Republic the real executive authority rests with the ?

  1. Prime Minister
  2. President
  3. Bureaucrats
  4. Council of Ministers

Q.48:- The Secretary – General of the UNO is appointed by the ?

  1. General Assembly
  2. Security Council
  3. Trusteeship Council
  4. World Bank

Q.49:- Through which principle or device did Gandhiji strive to bridge economic inequalities ?

  1. Abolition of machinery
  2. Establishment of village industries
  3. Trusteeship theory
  4. None of the above

Q.50:- Governance through trade union organisations is known as ?

  1. Guild Socialism
  2. Fabian Socialism
  3. Syndicalism
  4. Liberalism


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