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Quiz for IAS, Banks and Civil Services

The aim of the ISRO’s OCEANSAT-2 satellite is?

  • To provide ocean scientists knowledge about mineral resources under the sea
  • To aid fishermen in identifying fishing zones
  • To aid weathermen to fore cast cyclones and weather conditions
  • All the above

Which kind of power accounts for the largest share of power generation in India?

  • Hydro-electricity
  • Thermal
  • Nuclear
  • Solar

Which one of the following is not a source of the tax revenue in Indian States?

  • Land Revenue
  • Motor Vehicle Tax
  • Entertainment Tax
  • Corporate Tax

Provincial Autonomy was one of the important features of the Act of :-

  • 1935
  • 1919
  • 1909
  • 1858

Which of the following smallest number should be added to 41116 to make it exactly divisible by 8?

  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 12
  • None of these

Answer this: (1786 + 23.894 + 3251) ÷ 50 =?

  • 81
  • 121
  • 131
  • 101
  • 91

Paddy crop is damaged by which one of the following insects?

  • Leptocorisa varicornis
  • Dysdercus cingulatus
  • Bruchus chinensis
  • Sitophilus oryzae

In which type of competition does Marginal Revenue Curve coincide with Average Revenue Curve?

  • Monopoly
  • Imperfect Competition
  • Perfect Competition
  • Monopolistic Competition

Which of the following cities towns lies to the northern-most latitude?

  • Patna
  • Allahabad
  • Panchmarhi
  • Ahmedabad

If ‘M’ denotes ‘÷‘; ‘K’ denotes ‘-’ ‘R’ denotes ‘+‘ and ‘T’ denotes ‘x’;then12T8M12R16K14=?

  • 48
  • 38
  • 10
  • 20
  • None of these

Which one of the following types of skull is found in Columba?

  • Dromaeognathous
  • Desmognathous
  • Aegithognathous
  • Schizognathous

Who developed the idea that “means justify the ends”?

  • Kautilya
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • Swami Dayanand Saraswati
  • Mahatma Gandhi

Which one of the following features is not correct in the case of new world monkeys?

  • Cheek pouches are absent
  • Pollex is opposable
  • Ischial callosities are lacking
  • No bony external auditory meatus

The inner surface of the intestine in some fishes become folded to form an anticlockwise spiral called scroll valve. This valve is present in?

  • Tenualosa ilisha
  • Ctenopharyngodon idella
  • Scoliodon sorrakovah
  • Heteropneustes Fossilis

Williams Sisters won the U.S. Open Women’s Doubles Title 2009 after defeating in the final?

  • Leizal Herber and Cara Blank
  • Kim Clijsters and Anna Kournikova
  • Coroline Wozniacki and Dinara Safina
  • Nathalie Deshy and Sania Mirza

The difference between 55% of a number and 25% of the same number is 11.10. What is 75% of that number?

  • 27.75
  • 37
  • 21.25
  • 45
  • None of these

The original name of “Tansen”. The most famous musician at the court of Akbar was?

  • Lal Kalwant
  • Banda Bahadur
  • Ramatanu Pande
  • Markandey Pande

Who said that ‘the real seat of taste is not the tongue, but the mind?

  • Aurobindo Ghosh
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • Swami Vivekananda

Who is the author of Ain-I-Akbari?

  • Abul Fazal
  • Abdus Samad
  • Bairam Khan
  • Raja Todarmal

The average of the ages of 3 friends is 23. Even if the age of the 4th friend is added the average remains 23. What is the age of the 4th friend?

  • 32
  • 21
  • 23
  • Cannot be determined
  • None of these

The recipient of the 42nd Jan Peeth Award is?

  • Manohar Shastri
  • Harish Pandya
  • Satya Vrat Shastri
  • K. Kamal Kumar

Who said, “Parliamentary System provides a daily as well as a periodic assessment of the Government”?

  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
  • Shri B. N. Rao
  • Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Which one of the statements below explains the external economies of scale?

  • Starting a computer firm in a Techno Park to avail the expertise
  • Expanding firms employing specialist accountants, lawyers and managers
  • A manufacturer spreading the research and development cost over the output
  • A major supermarket gaining bulk discounts on direct purchase

Which one among the following is regarded as the ‘Magna Carta’ of Indian education?

  • Wood’s Despatch
  • Hunter’s Commission
  • Sadler Commission
  • Wardha Scheme

If it is possible to make only one meaningful English word with the first, the fifth, the seventh and the eighth letters of the word ORGANISED, which of the following will be the third letter of that word ?
If no such word can be made give ‘X’ as the answer and if more than one such word can be made, give ‘Y’ as the answer.

  • N
  • D
  • E
  • X
  • Y

The difference between 3/4th of 2/5th of a number and 4/5th of 2/8th of the same number is 5. What is the number?

  • 25
  • 40
  • 45
  • 50
  • None of these

Which one among the following is regarded as the ‘Magna Carta’ of Indian education?

  • Wood’s Despatch
  • Hunter’s Commission
  • Sadler Commission
  • Wardha Scheme

Which one of the following types of unemployment is common in agriculture?

  • Frictional
  • Structural
  • Disguised
  • Seasonal

Which king of the Gupta Dynasty was called the ‘Napoleon of India’?

  • Samudragupta
  • Chandragupta Vikramaditya
  • Sri Gupta
  • Chandragupta-I

Which Amendment Act introduced changes in the preamble to the Indian Constitution?

  • the 38th Amendment Act. 1975
  • the 40th Amendment Act, 1976
  • the 42nd Amendment Act, 1976
  • the 44th Amendment Act, 1979

Balwant Rai Mehta Committee suggested that the structure of Panchayati Raj should consist of?

  • The village, the block and the district levels
  • The mandal and the district levels
  • The village, the district and the State levels
  • The village, the mandal, the district and the State levels

‘Din-e-Ilahi’ of Akbar was not a success because?

  • After Akbar, it was not patronized
  • The Muslims did not accept other religious practices
  • It was not suitably projected to the masses
  • All the above
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  1. imteyaz
    May 13th, 2010 at 23:14 | #1

    where can i get da answrs to these questions…?…plz…do lemme knw..!

  2. roshni
    May 15th, 2010 at 06:52 | #2

    quite useful

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