Top Important Gk (General Knowledge) Questions and Answers : Best 100 GK Questions

  1. What is called as the “Roof of the World”?

1          Indira Point

2          Kanchenjunga

3          Pamir Knot

4          Indira Col

Ans:3

  1. The illustrious names of Aryabhatta and Varahamihir are associated with the age of the

1          Guptas

2          Kushanas

3          Mauryas

4          Palas

Ans:1

  1. Who generally acknowledged as the pioneer of local self government in modern India?

1          Ripon

2          Mayo

3          Lytton

4          Curzon

Ans:1

  1. Which Article of the Constitution of India abolishes untouchability and forbids its practice in any form?

1          Article 16

2          Article 17

3          Article 18

4          Article 15

Ans:2

  1. The idea of Pakistan was first conceived by

1          Muhammad Iqbal

2          M. A. Jinnah

3          Shaukat Ali

4          Aga Khan

Ans:1

  1. Which of the following countries has introduced “Direct Democracy”?

1          Russia

2          India

3          France

4          Switzerland

Ans:4

  1. The eighth Joint Economic Group dialogue between China and India was held in January 2010 in Beijing, China after a gap of

1          two years

2          three years

3          four years

4          five years

Ans:3

  1. According to the recently released World Bank Report, the Chinese economy grew by the close of fourth quarter of 2009 at the rate of

1          9.7 percent

2          10.7 percent

3          10.8 percent

4          11 percent

Ans:2

  1. As per the quality of life Index 2010, which was released worldwide in January 2010, the united States occupies the

1          Second Place

2          Third Place

3          Fifth Place

4          Seventh Place

Ans:4

  1. The India-France deal for civil nuclear corporation, which came into force in January 2010, had been signed between the two countries in

1          September 2008

2          October 2008

3          November 2008

4          December 2008

Ans:1

  1. Wodeyars were the ruler of

1          Princely State of Mysore

2          Princely State of Travancore

3          Vijayanagaram

4          None of these

Ans:1

  1. “Black Pagoda” is in

1          Egypt

2          Srilanka

3          Madurai

4          Konark

Ans:4

  1. The meeting of the Rajya Sabha are presided over by the

1          President

2          Vice President

3          Prime Minister

4          Speaker

Ans:2

  1. Lunar eclipse occurs on

1          A new moon day

2          A full moon day

3          A half moon day

4          both 1 and 2

Ans:2

  1. Which of the following crops helps in nitrogen fixation?

1          Rice

2          Wheat

3          Beans

4          Maize

Ans:3

  1. Detroit in the U. S. A. is known as the city of

1          Motor Car

2          Lights

3          Aeroplanes

4          Rockets

Ans:1

  1. The term “Fourth Estate” refers to

1          Backward States

2          Judiciary

3          Press

4          Tea Estate

Ans:3

  1. SAIL’s plant in Karnataka is situated at

1          Bangalore

2          Bhadravati

3          Belgaum

4          Hubli

Ans:2

  1. At which of the following place Rajiv Gandhi died of human bomb explosion?

1          New Delhi

2          Chennai

3          Sriperumbudur

4          Colombo

Ans:3

  1. Who is not the Speaker of the Lok Sabha ever?

1          Somnath Chatterjee

2          P. A. Sangma

3          Meira Kumar

4          Sushma Swaraj

Ans:4

  1. The Governor General associated with the abolition of slavery was

1          Cornwallis

2          Bentinck

3          Dalhousie

4          Rippon

Ans:2

  1. The name of India’s first carrier is

1          INS Vikrant

2          INS Nilgiri

3          INS Kukri

4          INS Himgiri

Ans:1

  1. The general direct flow of summer monsoon in India is –

1          From South to North

2          From South West to South East

3          From South East to South West

4          From South West to North East

Ans:2

  1. World No-Tobacco Day is observed on –

1          May 25

2          May 31

3          May28

4          May 24

Ans:2

  1. Which one of the following ecosystems covers the largest area of the earth’s surface?

1          Desert Ecosystem

2          Grassland Ecosystem

3          Mountain Ecosystem

4          Marine Ecosystem

Ans:4

  1. With which game is the Double Fault associated?

1          Lawn Tennis

2          Football

3          Cricket

4          Hockey

Ans:2

  1. Where is the oldest oil refinery in India located?

1          Digboi

2          Cochin

3          Mathura

4          Guwahati

Ans:1

  1. The Siwaliks stretch between –

1          Indus and Sutlaj

2          Potwar basin and Teesta

3          Sutlaj and Kali

4          None of these

Ans:2

  1. Thalassaemia is a hereditary disease affecting –

1          Blood

2          Lungs

3          Heart

4          Kidney

Ans:1

  1. Polythene is industrially prepared by the polymerization of –

1          Methane

2          Styrene

3          Acetylene

4          Ethylene

Ans:4

  1. In cricket the length of pitch between the two wickets is –

1          24 yards

2          23 yards

3          22 yards

4          21 yards

Ans:3

  1. Which one of the following is not the official language of the United Nations Organisation?

1          Arabic

2          Chinese

3          Portuguese

4          Spanish

Ans:3

  1. Which countries are separated by Mac Mohan Line?

1          India and Pakistan

2          China and Tibet

3          India and China

4          India and Bangladesh

Ans:3

  1. Which one of the following is a water soluble vitamin?

1          Vitamin A

2          Vitamin C

3          Vitamin D

4          Vitamin K

Ans:2

  1. Among the following who was the Speaker in two Lok Sabhas?

1          Rabi Ray

2          Shivraj Patil

3          P. A. Sangma

4          G. M. C Balyogi

Ans:4

  1. ‘Lakshya’ which is part of Indian Defence System is

1          Surface of air missile

2          Missile Firing Submarine

3          multi Barrel rocket System

4          Pilotless target aircraft

Ans:4

  1. Who was the first chief Justice of Supreme court of Calcutta?

1          Hyde

2          Elijah Impey

3          Lemaistre

4          Monson

Ans:2

  1. By which of the following Acts were the Commercial Rights of East India Company Abolished?

1          Regulating Act of 1773

2          Charter Act of 1813

3          Charter Act of 1833

4          Charter Act of 1853

Ans:3

  1. Who Was the founder of All India Muslim League?

1          Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

2          Nawab Saleem Ullah Khan

3          Liyaqat Ali Khan

4          Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Ans:2

  1. Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant obtains its iron ore from the mines of

1          Bababudan

2          Bailadila

3          Dalli-Rajhra

4          Gurumahisaini

Ans:1

  1. The First Finance Commission was constituted in the year

1          1956

2          1953

3          1952

4          1951

Ans:4

  1. Which one of the following Settlements comprised Zamindar as middleman to collect the land revenue?

1          Mahalwari Settlement

2          Ryotwari Settlement

3          Permanent Settlement

4          None of the above

Ans:3

  1. Which of the following was the court language during the reign of Akbar?

1          Hindi

2          Urdu

3          Persian

4          Arabic

Ans:3

  1. What were the districts called in the Vijaynagar empire?

1          Nadu

2          Khurram

3          Kottam

4          Janpad

Ans:3

  1. Which was the first National News Agency of India?

1          The Indian Review

2          The Free Press of India

3          The Associated Press of India

4          None of the above

Ans:3

  1. The depiction of the stones of the previous lives of Gautama Buddha was first done in the art of

1          Sarnath Pillar of Asoka

2          Bharhut Stupa

3          Ajanta Caves

4          Eilora Caves

Ans:2

  1. The British Parliament can do everything except make a woman a man and a woman a man?To whom is this statement ascribed?

1          Dicey

2          Hegal

3          De Lolme

4          none of above

Ans:3

  1. Which of the following states did not come into being in 1987?

1          Mizoram

2          Arunachal Pradesh

3          Goa

4          Manipur

Ans:4

  1. The number of Zonal Councils in India is

1          Five

2          Four

3          Seven

4          Eight

Ans:1

  1. National Commission for Back ward Classes was established in

1          1994

2          1993

3          1995

4          1999

Ans:2

  1. Indravati Hydroelectric Project is the multipurpose projet of

1          Maharashtra state

2          Gujarat state

3          Orissa State

4          Tamil Nadu state

Ans:3

  1. Which sector contributes the maximum share in National income of India?

1          Primary

2          Secondary

3          Tertiary

4          All the above have equal share

Ans:3

  1. Shankarlal Guru committee was associated With

1          Agricultural Marketing

2          Agricultural production

3          Public Distribution System

4          None of above

Ans:1

  1. IMF is the result of

1          Hawana Conference

2          Rome Conference

3          Brettonwood Conference

4          Geneva Conference

Ans:3

  1. The Difference between Gross Domestic product and Net Domestic product is

1          Government Revenue

2          Net Indirect Tax (Indirect Tax Subsidy)

3          Consumption of fixed Capital

4          Net Capital Formation

Ans:4

  1. First share market in India was established in

1          Delhi

2          Mumbai

3          Kolkata

4          chennai

Ans:2

  1. Inflation occurs when aggregate supply is

1          More that aggregate demand

2          Less than aggregate demand

3          Equal to aggregate demand

4          None of the above

Ans:2

  1. Which State has the lowest per capita income in India?

1          Bihar

2          Orissa

3          Rajasthan

4          Gujrat

Ans:2

  1. In the budget figures of the Government of India, fiscal deficit is

1          Total expenditure – total receipts

2          Revenue expenditure – revenue receipts

3          Capital expenditure – capital receipts + market borrowings

4          Sum of budget deficit and Government’s market borrowings and liabilities

Ans:1

  1. The acronym STD written on Telephone booth stands for

1          Straight Telephone Dial

2          Switch Telephone Dial

3          Subscriber Telephone Dialing

4          Save Telephone Dialing

Ans:3

  1. India has signed a landamrk deal for sale of Dhruv Advance Light Helicopters (ALHs) with

1          Venezuela

2          Peru

3          Ecuador

4          Chile

Ans:3

  1. Humidity is measured by which of the following instrument?

1          Barometer

2          Thermometer

3          Hygrometer

4          Hydrometer

Ans:3

  1. Rabindranath Tagore was awarded Noble Prize for his literary work named

1          Geetanjali

2          Rajtarangini

3          Chokher Bali

4          Kapal Kundala

Ans:1

  1. Which of the following department of Indian Government takes care of education of children with physical disabilities?

1          Ministry of Welfare

2          Ministry of Sports

3          Ministry of HRD

4          Ministry of Rural Development

Ans:1

  1. Amrita Pritam’s work “A Revenue Stamp” is

1          A book of stories

2          A novel

3          A biography

4          An autobiography

Ans:4

  1. “Nadi Ke Dweep” is the creation of

1          Nirmala Verma

2          Krishna Sobit

3          Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh

4          Sachidananda Heeranand Vatsyayan Agyeya

Ans:4

  1. The poetic work “Rashmirathi” was written by

1          Maithilisharan Gupt

2          Mahadevi Verma

3          Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

4          Surya Kant Tripathi Nirala

Ans:3

  1. “Operation Black Board” refers to providing schools with

1          Enough number of black boards

2          New type of black boards

3          Training for using new type of black boards

4          All essential learning materials.

Ans:4

  1. Transistors used in electronic equipments are mostly made of

1          Silver

2          Copper

3          Silicon

4          Carbon

Ans:3

  1. The disease diphtheria affects

1          Lungs

2          Intestine

3          Throat

4          Body joints

Ans:3

  1. Which of the following is the brightest planet as seen from the earth?

1          Mercury

2          Uranus

3          Venus

4          Mars

Ans:3

  1. The Harry Potter series is written by

1          K K Rowling

2          K J Rowling

3          J K Rowling

4          A K Rowling

Ans:3

  1. The most common communicable disease is

1          Influenza

2          Typhoid

3          Cholera

4          Polio

Ans:1

  1. Among the following, the richest source of protein is

1          Ground Nut

2          Rice

3          Potato

4          Apple

Ans:1

  1. Taoism is a school of

1          Chinese philosophy

2          Japanese philosophy

3          Buddhist philosophy

4          Sri Lankan philosophy

Ans:1

  1. Hydrogen is used instead of Helium to fill balloons for meteorology because

1          of its low density

2          It is not very reactive under normal conditions

3          It is almost insoluble in water

4          It can be prepared easily

Ans:1

  1. The most abundant element in the earth’s crust is

1          Silicon

2          Aluminium

3          Nitrogen

4          Oxygen

Ans:4

  1. Which of the following vitamins helps in the absorption of calcium?

1          Vitamin A

2          Vitamin B

3          Vitamin C

4          Vitamin D

Ans:4

  1. Dengue fever is spread by

1          Aedes aegypti mosquito

2          Common House flies

3          Anophilies mosquito

4          Rodent like rats and squirrels

Ans:1

 

  1. Which one of the following states has only one representatives each in Lok Sabha?

1          Manipur, Meghalaya

2          Himachal Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir

3          Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura

4          Mizoram and Nagaland

Ans:4

  1. Who among the following is known as the guardian of the Public Purse in India?

1          The Comptroller and Auditor General of India

2          The President

3          The Minister of Finance

4          The parliament

Ans:1

  1. Biological Oxygen demand (BOD) is used as a standard measure of

1          Oxygen level in forest System

2          Oxygen level in animals

3          Oxygen level in water system

4          Oxygen level in atmosphere

Ans:3

  1. Which of the following Crops is of Kharif Season?

1          Soyabean

2          Linseed

3          lentil

4          Mustard

Ans:1

  1. Fruit most suitable for making jelly is

1          Papaya

2          Karunda

3          Mango

4          Banana

Ans:3

  1. Which of the following is not a fundamental right of the Indian citizens?

1          Right to property

2          Right to freedom of expression

3          Right to vote

4          Right to remain silence

Ans:1

  1. Which supercomputer is developed by the Indian Scientists?

1          Param

2          Super 301

3          Compaq Presario

4          CRAY YMP

Ans:1

  1. Genome is the key to tomorrow’s medical practices because

1          It unleashes an information revolution

2          It provides a new outlook into medicine

3          It is a new way of making drugs

4          It can enable customized medicines.

Ans:2

  1. Which of the following is not a missile tested in Indian Missile Programme?

1          Agni

2          Trishul

3          Prithvi

4          Arjun

Ans:4

  1. Mahatma Gandhi started his struggle against apartheid in

1          Natal

2          Transvaal

3          Johannesberg

4          Champaran

Ans:1

  1. Stainless steel is an example of

1          A metallic compound

2          A homogeneous mixture

3          A heterogeneous mixture

4          An inorganic compound

Ans:1

  1. The Non-Cooperation Movement was ultimately withdrawn by Mahatma Gandhi

1          On the directions of the Party

2          On account of amicable settlement with the British

3          On account of violent incidents at Chauri-Chaura

4          On account of excessive repression by the Government

Ans:3

  1. The Preamble of the Constitution after 42nd amendment declares India

1          Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic

2          Sovereign Democratic Republic

3          Federal Democratic Republic

4          Federal Socialist Democratic Republic

Ans:1

  1. The International Date Line is the

1          Equator

2          0° Longitude

3          88° East Longitude

4          180° Longitude

Ans:4

  1. The real executive power under a Parliamentary Government rests with

1          The Parliament

2          The King

3          The Council of Ministers

4          The Civil Servants

Ans:3

  1. Who among the following was the first Maratha Ruler to get legal recognition from the Mughals?

1          Sahuji

2          Shivaji

3          Balaji Baji Rao

4          Sambhaji

Ans:1

  1. The average solar day is approximately

1          24 hrs

2          24 hrs 15 minutes

3          24 hrs 52 minutes

4          24 hrs 15 Second

Ans:1

  1. The constellation Sapta-Rishi is known to westerns as the

1          Seven Monks

2          Alpha Centauri

3          Big Dipper

4          Small Bear

Ans:3

  1. One kilobyte is equal to

1          1000 bytes

2          1024 bytes

3          100 bytes

4          1023 bytes

Ans:2

  1. Which of the following is a cellulose fiber?

1          Cotton

2          Wool

3          Rayon

4          Polyester

Ans:1

  1. Which of the following is not an example of Operating System?

1          Windows 98

2          BSD Unix

3          Microsoft Office XP

4          Red Hat Linux

Ans:3

 

Apart from above most important 100 GK questions . Please read below important GK questions as well for upcoming exams

 

Most Important GK Questions For SSC Exams and IBPS Exams

1. The first person to use the word geography was
– Erastosthenes (276 – 194 BC)

2. The First presented the India on the world map
Tolmie

3. 10 latitude give the seperatio of
– 111 kms

4. 10 Longitude is equal to
– 4” (minutes)

5. The Closest capital to tropic cancer
– Ranchi

6. 3 capitals are above to Tropic of Cancer
– Jaipur, Aizwol, Agarthala

7. The atmosphere layer which reflects radio waves is known as 
‐ Ionosphere

8. Which State is known as the name of Black Water?
‐Andaman and Nicobar

9. Which latitude divides India into two parts?
– 23 ½ 0

10. The largest delta in the world is
– The delta of Ganga

11. The type of climate in India is
– Monsoon

12. Most of the iron in India is found in
– Dharwar Rocks

13. Ozone layer is found in
– Stratosphere

14. “Ring of fire” refers to – Circum
– Pacific Seismic belt

15. Willy – Willy is the tropical cyclone occurring in
– Coast of North – west Australia

16. On which river, the Baglihar Hydro‐ powr project is located?
– Chenab

17. The term Rugur refers to
– Black cotton Soil

18. Which two peninsular rivers flow through troughs?
– Narmad and Tapi

19. How much area does India cover of the total geographical area of the world?
– 2.42 %

20. The length of the Indian coastline is
– 7516.6 km

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