SSC Exam (4 Dec 11) – GK Paper (1st Shift)

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2011
(Recruitment of Lower Division Clerks and Data Entry Operators)
Solved GK Paper held on 04 December 2011
1. Per capita income =
    a) Net National Product / Total Population 
    b) Total Population / National Income
Gross National Product / Total Population
    d) National Income / Total Population
2. Which of the following is an inverted ‘U’ shaped curve?
Average cost
    b) Marginal cost
    c) Total cost
    d) Fixed cost
3. The best example of a capital intensive industry in India is
    a) Textile Industry
Steel Industry
    c) Tourism Industry
    d) Sports Goods Industry
4. India’s Balance of Payments can be corrected through
    a) Devaluation of currency
    b) Vigorous export promotion

    c) Import substitution
All the above
5. Golden Handshake Scheme is associated with
    a) Inviting foreign companies

    b) Private investment in public enterprises
    c) Establishing joint enterprises
Voluntary retirement
6. Which type of emergency has been imposed only one time in India so far? 
Internal Emergency
    b) State Emergency
    c) External Emergency
    d) Financial Emergency
7. Which case is related to Fundamental Rights?
Golakhnath vs. State of Punjab (1976)
    b) West Bengal vs. Union of India (1963)
    c) Sharma vs. Krishna (1959)
    d) State of Bomaby vs. Balsara (1951)
8. The Chief Minsiter is appointed by 
    a) President of India
    b) Chief Justice of High Court
    d) President of the Party
9. Which of the following is NOT correct?
    a) A person seeking election to the Rajya Sabha must have completed the age of 30 years

    b) A person seeking election to the Lok Sabha must have completed the age of 25 years
    c) A person seeking election to the State Legislative Assembly must have completed 
        the age of 21 years
    d) A person eligible to vote for election to a village panchayat must have completed the 
        age of 18 years
10. Which one of the following is correct chronological order of the Prime Ministers in India?
    I) Indira Gandhi
    II) Jawahar Lal Nehru
    III) Morarji Desai

    IV) Charan Singh

    a)  I, II, III, IV
    b)  II, III, I, IV
    c)  II, I, III, IV
    d)  III, II, IV, I

11. Match the following :
     a. Bharatanatyam                   (1) Orissa
     b. Kuchipudi                           (2) Kerala
     c. Kathakali                            (3) Andhra Pradesh
     d. Odissi                                (4) Tamil Nadu

         a      b     c     d
     A) 4      3     2     1
     B) 3      4     1     2

     C) 2      3     4     1
     D) 1      2     3     4

12. Which of the following battles led to the foundation of the Mughal rule at Delhi?
     a) Third Battle of Panipat
     b) Second Battle of Panipat
     c) Third Battle of Halfighati

     d) First Battle of Panipat

       On April 21, 1526, Zahir-ud-Din Mohammad, surnamed Babur proceeded against Sultan Ibrahim Lodhi and met 
       him at Panipat (First Battle of Panipat). Ibrahim Lodi was defeated and killed. Babur defeated the Afghan army 
       and occupied Delhi and Agra.The first battle of Panipat marked the foundation of Mughal dominion in India.

13. The Lahore Conspiracy Case was registered against whom?
     a) V.D. Savarkar
Bhagat Singh
     c) Chandrashekhar Azad
     d) Aurbindo Ghosh
14. ‘Prince of Pilgrims’ was the name attributed to
     b) I-tsing
     c) Hiuen Tsang
     d) Megasthenes
15.Who among the following was the founder of the Dravida Kazhagam?
Periyar E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker
     b) Acharya Vinoba Bhave
     c) C. Rajagopalachari
     d) Mahatma Gandhi
16. Who among the following was NOT a physician?
     a) Sushruta
     b) Charaka

     c) Charvaka
     d) Dhanvantari
17. Who prepare the topographical maps of India?
     a) Geological Survey of India
Survey of India
     c) Defence Ministry
     d) Geographical Survey of India
18.Which is the best-known bird sanctuary in Haryana?
     b) Bharatpur
     c) Rajaji
     d) Sasrika
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located in Gurgaon District in Haryana State.
19. ‘Flash-floods’ are associated with
     b) Cyclonic storms

     c) Tsunami
     d) Tornado

         A flash flood is a sudden flood event caused by a hydrologic response of the drainage basin. Flash floods 
         are normally strongly localized and associated with extreme showers or thunderstorm activity, when high 
         rates of precipitation occur in a short period of time.

20. The largest Union Territory of India is
     a) Chandigarh
     b) Puducherry
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
     d) Lakshadweep

           Andaman & Nicobar Islands with an area of 8249 sq km is the largest union territory in India

21. Consider the following pairs :
         Tributary                            Main River
     1. Chambal           –                Narmada                        
     2. Sone                –                Yamuna
     3. Manas              –                Brahmaputra

       Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?            
     a) 1, 2 and 3
     b) 1 and 2 only
     c) 2 and 3 only
     d) 3 only

22. Which of the following animals is sanguinivorous?
     a) Fruit-fly
     b) House-fly
     d) Snail
23. White clothes are cooler than black ones because they
     a) absorb all the light that reaches them
reflect all the light that reaches them
     c) will not allow the light to peneterate 
     d) cool the sunlight completely
24. Functional unit of ‘Kidney’ is
     a) Axon
     b) Neuron

     c) Nephron
     d) Artery
25. Fat present below the skin surface in our body acts as a barrier against  
loss of heat from the body
     b) loss of essential body fluids
     c) loss of salt from the body
     d) entry of harmful micro-ogranisms from the environment
26. The life span of RBC of man is
120 days
     b) 150 days
     c) 180 days
     d) 190 days
27. Which organ is the alternate term for womb?
     b) Ureter
     c) Vagina

     d) Vulva
28. The primary colors in photography are  
     a) Red, Blue, Yellow
     b) Red, Yellow, Green
Red, Blue, Green
     d) Blue, Yellow, Green
29. A concave lens always forms 
     a) a real image
a virtual image
     c) an image type which depends on object characteristics
an image type which depends on lens curvature
30. The blue color of sky is due to
     a) reflection of sunlight
     b) refraction of sunlight

     c) scattering of shorter wavelengths of sunlight in the atmosphere
     d) scattering of longer wavelengths of sunlight in the atmosphere
31. Metal tea pots have wooden handles because
wood is a bad conductor of heat
     b) it prevents electric shock

     c) it gives beauty to the pots
     d) it is hygienic
32. DOS is a
     a) Direct Operating System
     b) Dual Operating System

     c) Disk Operating System
     d) Dial-up Operating System
33. One Byte is equal to
8 bits
     b) 12 bits
     c) 16 bits
     d) 20 bits
34. Water gas is the mixture of 
     a) carbon dioxide and hydrogen
     b) carbon monoxide and nitrogen
carbon monoxide and hydrogen
     d) carbon dioxide and nitrogen
35. Brass is made of
     a) copper and tin
     b) tin and lead
copper and zinc
     d) copper, tin and zinc
36. Which of the following causes the rusting of iron?
     1. Oxidation 
     2. Reduction

     3. Chemical reaction with oxygen
     4. Chemical reaction with CO2
     a) 1 and 2 
     b) 2 and 3
     c) 3 and 4
1 and 3
37. Which type of fire extinguisher is used for petrolium fire?
Foam type
     b) Soda acid type 
     c) Powder type

     d) None of these

       Petrolium fires respond to carbon dioxide (CO2), halogenated hydrocarbons (Halons) and dry chemicals,
         all of which displace the oxygen in the air thereby making combustion impossible. Foam is effective, 
         especially when used in large quantities. Water is ineffective on petrolium fires and will cause the fire to spread.

38. The function skimming tank in sewage treatment is to remove 
oil and fatty substances
     b) suspended solids
     c) gritty substances

     d) inorganic substances
39. Ozone layer above the surface of Earth provides a shield against
     a) X-Rays
Ultra-violet rays
     c) Gamma rays
     d) Infra-red rays
40. Which one of the following is NOT a ‘green house gase’?
     a) Chlorofluorocarbons
     b) Methane
     c) Carbon dioxide 

     d) Nitrogen
41. Black lung disease occurs in people working in
     a) Electroplating industry
     b) Organic solvents industry
     c) Paint manufacturing industry

     d) Coal Mines

         Black lung refers to lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust. The medical term coal workers 
         pneumoconiosis (CWP).

42. The first explosion of an atomic device in India was carried out in the State of 
     a) Jammu and Kashmir

     b) Nagaland
     c) Manipur

     d) Rajasthan
43. Which city of India is called as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’?
     b) Chennai
     c) Hyderabad
     d) Mumbai
44. Find the mismatch :
Somedev Devvarman     –           Badminton 
     b) Gagan Narang                  –           Shooting

     c) Arjun Atwal                      –           Golf
     d) Anita Sood                      –           Swimming
45. Which country has recently won the Copa America 2011 final?
     a) Brazil
     b) Paraguay

     c) Venezuela
     d) Peru
         (Options are wrong)
Uruguay won the tournament after defeating Paraguay 3–0 in the Copa America 2011 final.
46. Near which one of the following cities are Palitana temples located?
     b) Mount Abu

     c) Nasik
     d) Ujjain
47. ‘Juno’ is the name of NASA’s mission to
     a) Saturn

     b) Mars
     d) None of the above
         Juno was launched on August 05, 2011. The primary scientific goal of the Juno mission is to significantly improve
         our understanding of the formation, evolution and structure of the Jupiter.
48. The first President of India who made a 30-minute sortie in the Sukhoi fighter aircraft of the 
      Indian Air Force is 
     a) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Smt. Pratibha Patil
     c) K.R. Narayanan

     d) Dr. Shankar  Dayal Sharma
49. The novel ‘The White Tiger’ which won the Man Booker Prize 2008 is authored by
     a) Arundhati Roy
Aravind Adiga
     c) V.S. Naipaul

     d) Kiran Desai
50. The first lady of the Indian screen to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha is
     b) Madhubala
     c) Hema Malini
     d) Shobhana Bhartia
   Note – Your feedback and comments are welcome to rectifiy the above post. 
              i try my best to solve the above paper but you may assure yourself also.

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  3. Akash Aash says:

    Please rectify the answer of
    28. The primary colors in photography are
    a) red, blue, yellow

    • Naren says:

      @Akash Aash

      Both additive and subtractive color systems can be used in photography.
      Additive primary colors are Red, Green and Blue. Subtractive primary colors
      are Cyan, Yellow and Magenta.
      If the RGB color system is the primary color model, then the primary
      colors will be Red, Green and Blue. By using an additive color system,
      a photographer can then add any combination of these colors together
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