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General Knowledge Series: Preparing for competitive exams? Can you answer these questions?

Nov 14, 2023 06:49 PM IST

General Knowledge is an integral component, particularly if you are appearing for competitive examinations. If you are preparing, this article is for you.

Having a fair idea of general knowledge is integral, particularly if you are appearing for competitive examinations. From current affairs to history, general knowledge plays a significant role in exams, including UPSC and other state public service commission examinations.

General Knowledge Series: Preparing for competitive exams?(StockPic)
General Knowledge Series: Preparing for competitive exams?(StockPic)

The challenge however here is that many students often find difficulty in finding out the important topics that must be covered.

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In this article, we will provide some of the important General Knowledge questions with answers on important subjects.

HISTORY

Where was the evidence of the earliest “Earthquake” recorded in India?

• Kalibangan

• Lothal

• Surkotda

• Harappa

ANSWER: Kalibangan

Who was the first Englishman to preside over a Congress session?

• George Yule

• Dufferin

• W. Wedderburn

• None of the above

ANSWER: George Yule

Among the following, who was the most reputed historian of the reign of Shah Jahan?

• Amir Khusrao

• Muhammad Sadiq Khan

• Abul Hamid Lahori

• Firishta

ANSWER: Abul Hamid Lahori

Which book among the following is an account of the social and cultural life of Gujarat, written in 1611?

• Mirat-i-Sikanderi

• Tazkirat-ul-Muluk

• Mirat-i-Ahmadi

• Burhan-i-ma’asir

ANSWER: Mirat-i-Sikanderi

INDIAN POLITY:

Among the following presidents, who was also the first Chief Minister of modern states in India?

• Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma

• Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

• Dr. Rajendra Prasad

• Dr. BD Jatti

ANSWER: Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

Which of the following Presidents appeared for hearing before the Supreme Court for election dispute?

• Gyani Zail Singh

• Dr. Zakir Hussain

• V.V. Giri

• Fakharuddin Ali Ahmad

ANSWER: V.V. Giri

Which of the following Indian Prime Ministers died outside India?

• Charan Singh

• Morarji Desai

• Jawaharlal Nehru

• Lal Bahadur Shashtri

ANSWER: Lal Bahadur Shashtri

Which part of the Constitution contains provisions regarding the composition, appointment and removal of UPSC members?

• Part XI

• Part XIV

• Part XVI

• Part XX

ANSWER: Part XIV

BANKING:

What is the rate at which the Reserve Bank of India discounts on Bills of Exchange of the commercial Banks known as?

• Base Rate

• Repo rate

• Reverse Repo Rate

• Bank Rate

ANSWER: Bank Rate

What is the Index helps to understand the growth of various sectors of the Economy?

• IIP

• CPI

• WPI

• None of the above

ANSWER: IIP

Which country produces the highest aluminium in the world?

• China

• India

• Russia

• Australia

ANSWER: China

(Taken from different sources)

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