SSC CGL Exam (TIER-I) GK – Paper 2011

SSC Combined Graduate Level (TIER1) Exam 2011
Solved GK Paper (Evening Shift) held on 26th June 2011
1. Hiuen Tsang visited India during the reign of
    a) Chandragupta I
    b) Chandragupta II
    d) Rudradaman
2. The Muslim adventurer who destroyed the Nalanda University was 
    a) All-ud-din Khilji
    b) Muhammad-bin-Tughlak
    d) Muhammad-bin-Quasim
3. Painting reached its highest level of development during the reign of  
    a) Akbar
    b) Aurangzeb
    d) Shah Jahan
4. The communal electorate was introduced for the first time in India in
    a) 1919
    b) 1935

    c) 1906
5. The two states which had non-Congress Ministries in 1937 were
Bengal and Punjab
    b) Punjab and NWFP
    c) Madras and Central Provinces
    d) Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
6. Sea breeze is formed during 
Day time
    b) Night time
    c) Both
    d) Seasonal
7. What percentage of world’s freshwater is stored as glacial ice?
    a) 50%
    b) 10%
    d) 30%
8. Which one of the following rivers of India does not make a delta?
    a) Ganges
    b) Godavari
    c) Mahanadi
9. The pass located in Himachal Pradesh is  
    b) Zojila
    c) Nathula
    d) Jelepla
Shipkila is a mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh, on the India – China border.
10. Which one of the following state has longest coastline?
    a) Maharashtra
    b) Tamil Nadu
    d) Andhra Pradesh
11. Match the following and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
        Crops                        Producing state  
     a) Tea                     (1) Himachal Pradesh
     b) Sugarcane           (2) Assam
     c) Groundnut           (3) Uttar Pradesh
     d) Apple                  (4) Gujarat
     A) a-2, b-4, c-1, d-3
a-2, b-3, c-4, d-1
     C) a-3, b-2, c-1, d-4
     D) a-4, b-3, c-1, d-2
12. An example of false fruit is
     b) Guava
     c) Mango
     d) Tomato
13. Normal fasting blood sugar level per 100ml. of blood in man is
     a) 30 – 50 mg
     b) 50 – 70 mg
80 – 100 mg
     d) 120 – 140 mg
14.The rate of Interest is determined by
     a) The rate of return on the capital invested

     b) Central Governement
Liquidity preference
     d) Commercial Banks
15. The vector of disease sleeping sickness is
    a) sand-fly
    b) house-fly
    c) fruit-fly
tse-tse fly
16. For how many years have the dinosaurs been extinct? 
     a) About 25 million years
About 65 million years
     c) About 100 million years
     d) About 135 million years
17. A geostationary satellite revolves round the earth from
     a) East to West
West to East
     c) North to South
     d) South to North
18.Among the following materials sound travels fastest in
     b) Air
     c) Vaccum
     d) Water
      Sound travels fastest in solids. This is because the molecules in solids are close together, which makes it
      easier for the vibrations to pass from one molecule to the next. 
Speed of sound  :       Air (330 m/s),  Water (1500 m/s),  Metal (5000 m/s), Vaccum (does not travel)
19. The rear side of the moon was photographed by
     a) Viking I
     b) Viking II

     c) Luna III
     d) Mariner IX
20. Which phenomenon do bats or dolphins use to find prey, predators or obstacles?
     a) Refraction of sound
     b) Formation of beats
     c) Scattering of sound
Echo location
Echolocation is the system bats and marine mammals use to navigate in the dark when hunting prey. 
        Equivalent to sonar or radar, echolocation is the production of sound used for communication. 
        Echolocation is the use of ultra-high frequency sounds for navigation and locating prey.
21. What did the first electronic digital computer contain?
     a) Transistors
     c) Core memory
     d) Semiconductor memory
ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) was the first general purpose electronic digital computer 
       developed by John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert in 1945 . It was a very large machine weighing about 30 
       tons and containing about 18000 vacuum tubes (i.e electronic valves). It used decimal numbers for its operation 
       rather than binary numbers.
22. Microsoft Office’s personal information manager is 
     b) Internet Explorer
     c) Organizer
     d) Access
23. Hard steel contains
     a) 2 to 5 percent carbon
0.5 to 1.5 percent carbon
     c) 0.1 to 0.4 percent carbon
     d) 0.01 to 0.04 percent carbon
24. Cement is formed by strongly heating a mixture of 
     a) limestone and graphite
limestone and clay
     c) chalk and graphite
     d) clay and graphite
25. Glass is 
     a) superheated solid
supercooled liquid
     c) supercooled gas
     d) superheated liquid
26. The temperature of oxy-acetylene flame is around
     a) 2800
     b) 3200 oC
     c) 4000 oC
     d) 1500 oC
27. Which is the most stable eco-system?
     b) Ocean
     c) Mountain

     d) Forest
28. Lambert’s law is related to 
     a) Reflection
     b) Refraction
     c) Interference
29. The coral reefs are the marine counterparts of
     a) Temperate forests
Tropical rain forests
     c) Savannahs
     d) Scrubland
30. The Refrigerant ‘FERON’ is
     a) Calcium
Difluoro Dichloro Methane
     c) Fluorspar and Felspar
     d) Hydrofluosilicic Acid
31. In the budget speech on Februrary 28, 2011, the Finance Minister has announced that an
     interantional award with the prize money of  Rs. 1 crore is being instituted in the memory of 
     Rabindranath Tagore for promoting
     a) international peace 
     b) emancipation of underprivileged

     c) universal brotherhood
     d) human rights
32. The strong earthquake-cum-tsunami which has Japan’s main island Honshu by a few feet has 
     also caused Eart’s axis to wobble by about
     a) 1 inch
     b) 2 inches

     c) 4 inches
     d) 6 inches
33. WIKILEAKS, a whistleblowers website is an international organisation based in
     a) U.S.A
     b) U.K.
     d) Norway
34. ‘Nomadic Elephant’ was the joint military exercise held some time back in India between India and
     a) China
     b) U.S.A
     c) Russia

     d) Mongolia
35. The maximum limit on poll expenditure for parliamentary constituencies has been raised in 
     February, 2011 to
     a) 30 lakhs
     b) 35 lakhs
40 lakhs
     d) 50 lakhs
36. Who received Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Dance in 2009?
     a) Omkar Shrikant Dadakar 
Ragni Chander Sarkar
     c) Abanti Chakravorty and Sukracharya Rabha
     d) K. Nellai manikandan
37. Which of the following folk dances is associated with jammu and Kashmir?
     a) Jhora
     b) Veedhi
     d) Suisini
38. Which of the following books has been written by Kamla Das?
     a) Witness the Night
     b) The Red Devil
     c) Earth and Ashes

     d) Tonight This Savage Rite
39. Who invented the Jet Engine?
     a) Karl Benz
Sir Frank Whittle
     c) Thomas Savery
     d) Michael Faraday
40. South – South dialouge is associated with
Co-operation among developing nations
     b) Arms conference
     c) Summit meeting between developed and developing countires

     d) All the above
41. The reserves held by Commercial Banks over and above the statutory minimum, with the RBI 
     are called
     a) Cash reserves
     b) Deposit reserves
Excess reserves
     d) Momentary reserves
42. Who is authorised to issue coins in India?
     a) Reserve Bank of India
Ministry of Finance 
     c) State Bank of India

     d) Indian Overseas Bank
43. Which four countries are called the Asian Tigers?
Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan
     b) Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan
     c) Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, China
     d) Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Taiwan
44. In the Budget Estimates for 2011-12, an allocation of Rs. 300 crore has been made for promoting
     output of pulses in 60,000 villages in rainfed areas with a view to  attaining self sufficiency in pulses
     in a period of
     a) two years
three years
     c) four years
     d) five years
45. in the budget for 2011-12 presented by the Finance Minister on 28-2-2011, the growth rate for the
     year 2010-11 was projected at
     a) 7.6%
     b) 8.0%
     d) 9.0%
46. The ‘break-even’ point is where
     a) mariginal revenue equals mariginal cost
average revenue equals average cost
     c) total revenue equals total cost
     d) none of the above
47. The method of Impeachment of President of India is adopted from
     b) U.K.
     c) U.S.S.R

     d) France
48. In the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which languages were added subsequently? 
     a) English,  Sindhi, Marathi, Sanskrit
     b) Sanskrit,  Sindhi, Konkani, Manipuri
Sindhi,  Konkani, Manipuri, Nepali
     d) Marathi, Oriya, Konkani, Nepali
49. Indian Parliament means
     a) Rajya Sabha – Lok Sabha
     b) Rajya Sabha – Lok Sabha – Prime Minister
President of India – Rajya Sabha – Lok Sabha
     d) President of India – Vice-President of India – Rajya Sabha – Lok Sabha
50. Generally, the soil of the northern plains of India has been formed by
     a) degradation
     c) weathering in situ
     d) erosion
       Result for Tier-I exam is likely to be declared in month of August 2011. The CGL (Tier-II) Examination, 2011 is likely
                      to be held on SATURDAY 3rd September, 2011 and on SUNDAY, the 4th September, 2011. 
     Finally…I would like to say GOOD LUCK  to all  examinees for the Tier-I result and Tier -II exam.
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26 Responses to SSC CGL Exam (TIER-I) GK – Paper 2011

  1. Swapnil says:

    Wat is gng to b d cutoff for general cat.

  2. prabhat kumar says:

    3 and 42 answer is wrong . correct ans is jahangir and ministry of finance

    • Naren says:

      you are right ….
      Except for issuing one rupee notes and coins, RBI is the sole authority for the issue of currency in India. The Indian government issues one rupee notes and coins.
      Thank you helping me rectifying the error….
      Thanks for the comment and keep visiting gkmcq4xams

      • som says:

        wow..u people doing a great job..thanks :)

  3. prabhat kumar says:

    can u explain question no. 12. how tomato is false fruit i am in doubt. please clarify

    • prahalad gumasta says:

      all friuts goes with ovarian reproduction process they called true fruits but some fruit grows by thallamus hence they called false fruits or psudocorps,apple,cashew and strawberry are example of false fruits.

    • Praveen Sharma says:

      tamato is a fruit but seb ka vo hissa phal hota hai jo hum nahi khate hai yani bijo bala danthal jabki gooda hum khate hai jo phal ka hissa nahi hota hai esliye ye abhasi phal kaha jata hai


    Thank u, I fill great to get the answer of all GK. & again thanks for “best of luck”

  5. Raj qyps says:

    Is this solve paper 100% true????

    • Praveen Sharma says:

      yes, this is 100% true you can also find all question in separate political geography and history and currnt affair book, and general science book./

  6. amit says:

    i have a doubt in question no. 41 .. is it Excess Reserve or Cash reserve?????

    • Durgesh Sahu says:

      That is excess reserve the answer is correct because they are asking that “over and above the statutory minimum with RBI. Statutory minimum is cash reserve but over then this is excess reserve.

    • ravi says:


  7. amit says:

    also in break even point Q no. 46…average revenue or total revenue??

  8. Rahul shrivastava says:

    Hello Dost
    mai ur cand hu aur mera marks 125 hai (26.6 evening sift) sabhi milane ke bad aur ye pichhale sal ke 140 ke barabar hai jo larka 120 + score kiya hai wo achhi jagah per hai aur jo 130 + hai wo 1000 mai ek hai
    isliye mere anusar cut up
    ur-107 obc-100 hoga
    english paper ka solved dijiye

  9. deepak says:

    which book will be good for Gen awareness preperation… the above questions…

    • Naren says:

      @deepak …..
      Besides PD(monthly), you can read BSC/Arihant magazines for current affairs
      For financial/banking awareness u can read PD’s General Studies – Indian Economy
      much useful for banking and other exams.
      with regards

  10. ravi says:


  11. Ravi meena says:

    Thanks for pepar

  12. Naveen jhaldiyal says:

    Thanks, sir
    you have done a great job
    are you a job seeker of professional

  13. Naveen jhaldiyal says:

    this month i’m going to appear for CPO exams, this is my first &last opportunity. Unfortunately in search of last year questions, i found this please give me suggestions to crack this exam

  14. mahesh says:

    thank’s sir,

    u r doing good job….. please upload ssc cpo exam answer’s also which was held on 28.8.11….

  15. good but not best……….

    • Vivek Sharma says:

      Well the title was Solved paper !!! –> Not GS book <–

  16. Somendra says:

    Good pratice for ssc t 1 exam

  17. Zayed says:

    Thanks guys its very usefull to us. Great work.

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