SSC FCI (AG-III) Exam 2012
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SSC Food Corporation of India (FCI) Recruitment Exam 2012
Assistant Grade – III Posts (General/ Accounts/ Technical/ Depot)
Solved GK Paper held on 05 February 2012
|1. Megasthenes lived for many years at the court of the :
a) Magadha kings
b) Nanda kings
Megasthenes lived at the time of Seleucus. Megasthenes spent some ten years as Seleucus’ envoy at
the Mauryan court.
|2. As per the provisional data of the 2011 census of India, the gap in literacy between men and
women stands reduced to percentage points:
2011 census figures for literacy rate (in %) are :
Males : 82.14 %
Females : 65.46 %
Difference : 16.68 %
|3. The people of the Indus Valley worshiped :
|4. Haemoglobin of the blood forms carbonyl haemoglobin with:
a) Carbon dioxide
b) Carbon monoxide
c) Sulphur dioxide
d) Nitrogen dioxide
|5. What should be the minimum size of a plane mirror to have the full image of a person, when he
stands at a distance?
a) same size as the person
b) double the size of the person
c) half the size of the person
d) 1/4th of the size of the person
To view an image of yourself in a plane mirror, you will need an amount of mirror equal to one-half of your
height. A 6-foot tall man needs 3-feet of mirror (positioned properly) in order to view his entire image.
|6. Banana leaf tears easily because :
a) leaf blade is thin
b) leaf blade has no veins
c) leaf blade has veins arranged in parallel manner
d) leaf blade has undeveloped veins
|7. Who was the Judge against whom the Parliament initiated impeachment proceedings, but failed
a) Justice Bhagawati
b) Justice Ajit Ray
c) Justice Sikri
d) Justice Ramaswami
In 1993, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana high court, Justice V Ramaswami, was the first to face
impeachment proceedings in Parliament.
|8. A heavy and a lighter body of same size are dropped from a height. Which one of them will reach
the ground first?
a) Lighter body
b) Heavier body
c) Both of them together
d) Cannot be predicted
Heavier objects usually have more mass per surface area than do lighter things. Because of this, the resistance
from the air slows the fall of the lighter thing. The less dense objects fall slower than more dense objects in the
medium of air. But in vaccum they should fall with equal velocity, irrespective of their shape, mass or density
obeying the Law of gravitation.
|9. The Atomic Energy Commission was set up in :
|10. The humidity of air is measured by the instrument called
|11. The term ‘Gambit’ is associated with:
|12. The most common indicator organism that indicates level of water pollution is :
Entamoeba hystolytica is a monogenetic organism that causes amoebiasis in human beings through contaminated
water and food.
|13. Which of the following States of India has the largest length of surface roads?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Andhra Pradesh
|14. Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Court was adorned by the Ministers called:
|15. Hot water bag is used for fomentation because:
a) Water is a cheap liquid
b) Water has high specific heat capacity
c) Water has high latent heat
d) Water is easily available
Water is used as a ‘heat reservoir’ because it has a very large specific heat capacity. For example it is used
in hot water bags for fomentation because it cools down very slowly as it gives up large amount of heat before
its temperature drops.
|16. ‘Tappatikkali’ is a folk dance associated with the State of :
c) Andhra Pradesh
|17. The Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 due to the initiative of :
a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
b) Dadabhai Naoroji
c) W.C. Banerjee
d) Allan Octavian Hume
|18. From where are the words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of
b) Mundaka Upanishad
c) Padam Purana
|19. Real National Income is equal to the size of Population multiplied by :
a) Per Capita Real Income
b) Personal Income
c) Personal Disposable Income
d) Market Prices
|20. The tree which releases oxygen even during night is :
|21. Quagga is an extinct species of :
|22. Martyr’s day is observed on the death anniversary of :
a) Mahatma Gandhi
b) Smt. Indira Gandhi
c) Lal Bahadur Shastri
d) Rajiv Gandhi
|23. The expansion of the term HTML is:
a) Higher Text Markup Language
b) Higher Text Machine Language
c) Hyper Text Machine Language
d) Hyper Text Markup Language
|24. The blood group that lacks antigen is :
|25. Lightning conductor is made of :
|26. The most abundant metal in the earth’s crust is :
Aluminium is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon), and the most abundant metal,
in the Earth’s crust. About 8.2% of the earth’s crust is composed of aluminum.
|27. When Indian leaders stress upon making with indigenous resources, they advocate :
a) stopping imports
b) promoting exports
d) national pride
|28. The maximum strength of Lok Sabha is _______.
|29. The golden fibre of India is
|30. Which one of the following is known as ‘Brown Coal’?
Lignite coal is the lowest rank of coal, often referred to as brown coal, used almost exclusively as fuel for
steam-electric power generation.
|31. The new agricultural strategy called ‘Green Revolution’ was initiated in :
|32. The State of Assam has :
a) five National Parks and eleven wildlife sanctuaries
b) three National Parks and nine wildlife sanctuaries
c) three National Parks and eight wildlife sanctuaries
d) two National Parks and six wildlife sanctuaries
National Parks in Assam Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam
1. Kaziranga National Park 1. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
2. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park 2. Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary
3. Manas National Park 3. Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary
4. Nameri National Park 4. Laokaowa Wildlife Sanctuary
5. Orang (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park 5. Pobha Wildlife Sanctuary
6. Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary
Kaziranga National Park lies on the banks of the 7. Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary
Brahmaputra River. It covers an area of approximately 8. Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary
430 Sq. kms with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant 9. Pani Dihing Bird Sanctuary
grass making it the ideal habitat for the Indian one-horned. 10. Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary
11. East Karbi Anglong Sanctuary
|33. The decision of how much to produce is determined by the individuals in a :
a) Socialistic Economy
b) Mixed Economy
c) Capitalistic Economy
d) All the above
|34. The famous ‘Dilwara Temples’ are situated in :
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Andhra Pradesh
Dilwara Jain Temples are situated in Dilwara village 3 Kms. from Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station.
These temples built by Chalukya between the 11th and 13th centuries AD are world famous for their
stunning use of marble.
|35. To edit text read by an optical scanner, one needs ____________ to translate the image into ASCII
a) an OMR
b) an OCR
c) a MICR
d) a digitizer
|36. In mammals, the cheek teeth are :
d) Premolar and Molar
|37. Who discovered Insulin?
a) William Harvey
b) Louis Pasteur
c) F.G. Banting
d) Alexander Fleming
The discovery of insulin in 1921 by two young investigators at the University of Toronto, Dr. Frederick Banting
and Charles Best, was one of the most important medical achievements of the twentieth century.
|38. The term ‘operation flood’ refers to :
a) Flood Control
b) Milk Production
c) Food grain Production
d) Population Control
|39. PVC is obtained by the polymerisation of :
b) Vinyl Chloride
|40. The fundamental rights have :
a) moral force behind them.
b) force of public opinion behind them.
c) legal force behind them.
d) no force behind them.
|41. Which of the following is correctly matched?
a) Assam – Itanagar
b) Arunachal Pradesh – Guwahati
c) Manipur – Imphal
d) Nagaland – Shilong
|42. A candidate contesting for Lok Sabha must have attained the age of :
a) 21 years
b) 18 years
c) 25 years
d) 30 years
|43. The second session of the Indian National Congress was presided over by :
a) W.C. Banerjee
b) Badruddin Tyabji
c) Dadabhai Naoroji
d. Surendra Nath Banerjee
The second session of the Indian National Congress was held in December 1886 at Calcutta.
Dadabai Naoroji was elected as the President of this session.
|44. For controlling pollution, dust escaping from factory chimneys is to be prevented. For this :
a) metal grid or wire-mesh is placed over it.
b) a metal grid coated with an insulator is placed on it.
c) a wire-mesh coated with grease is placed on it
d) an electrically charged wire-mesh is placed on it to attract dust.
|45. Which of the following is the worst flood affected area in India?
|46. Which of the following is correct about Socialism?
a) State is a necessary evil.
b) State is a march of God on earth.
c) State is an unnecessary evil.
d) State promotes common goods.
|47. Full form of BCG is :
a) Bacillus Cholera Germ
b) Bacillus Calmette Guerin
c) Bacillus Curative Gene
d) Bacillus Cholera Guerin
|48. The organic compounds present in petroleum are separated by :
b) Fractional crystallisation
c) Frractional distillation
|49. Who of the following is NOT a recepient of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize?
a) Hu Jintao
b) Leymah Gbowee
c) Ellen Jhonson-Sirleaf
d) Tawakkol Karman
|50. The pH of human blood is :
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