SSC CGL Exam (TIER-I) 2012 – GK Paper [1/7/12:FN]
July 7, 2012 17 Comments
SSC Combined Graduate Level (TIER1) Exam 2012
Solved GK Paper (Morning Shift) held on 1st July 2012
(correct answers are highighted in deep saffron color)
|1. Who will head the Jury of the Awards Committees of Padms, Ratna and other highest
a) Home Minister
b) Prime Minister of India
c) President of India
d) Vice-President of India The Awards Committee is constituted by the Prime Minister every year chaird by Home Ministery’s top official.
The recommendations made by the Awards Committee are submitted to the Prime Minister and the President
for their approval. No award is conferred except on the recommendation of the Awards Committee.
The Awards are announced on 26th January every year and are presented by the President of India in an
|2. Most important responsibility of a Welfare State is
a) to check exploitation
b) to check eneroachments on Fundamental Rights
c) to preserve private property
d) to promote the religion of people
|3. Which of the following statements are correct?
1. Assam shares a border with Bangladesh and Bhutan.
2. West Bengal shares a border with Bhutan and Nepal.
c) Mizoram shares a border with Bangladesh and Myanmar
a) 2, 3 b) 1, 3
c) 1, 2, 3 d) 1, 2
|4. Arrange the following Presidents in chronological order as to who came first and who came later:
1. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
2. Zakir Hussain
3. Justice Hidayatullah
4. A.P.J Abdul Kalam
a) 2, 1, 3, 4 b) 2, 3, 4, 1
|5. Gross Domestic Product is the monetary value of
a) goods produced for the market only
b) goods produced for the market and self consumption
c) stock of goods and services
d) all final goods and services produced in a year
|6. Which one of the following market structures has a kinked demand curve?
b) Monopolistic compitition
c) Perfect compitition
|7. Which of the following pairs is not correct?
a) XI Plan – (2007 – 2012)
b) VI Plan – (1980 – 1985)
c) I Plan – (1951 – 1956)
d) III Plan – (1966 – 1971)
The tenure of third five year plan was from year 1961 to 1966.
|8. Which of the following instituions deals with credit to Agriculture and Rural Development?
d) NABARD The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (Nabard) is set up by the Government of India
as a development bank with the mandate of facilitating credit flow for promotion and development of
agriculture and integrated rural development.
NABARD was established on the recommendations of Shivaraman Committee, by an act of Parliament on
|9. As per the results of 2011 Population Census, which of the following groups occupies the
three top places in respect of literacy?
a) Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram
b) Mizoram, Kerala, Tripura
c) Kerala, Goa, West Bengal
d) Chandigarh, Goa, Kerala
1. Kerala : 93.91% 2. Lakshadweep : 92.28% 3. Mizoram : 91.58%
|10. District Judges in a State are appointed by the
b) Chief Justice of High Court
c) Advocate-General of the State
d) Council of Ministers of the State
As per the Article 233 of Indian Constitution 1949, the appointment / posting / promotion of a person as district
|11. Which one of the following is called the ‘Crossroads to Pacific’?
Fiji is in Pacific. Fiji has frequently been called “The Crossroads of the Pacific” because the 180° Meridian
passes through the islands.
|12. Which of the following is an act of man that distrubs the ecological balance?
b) Social forestry
d) Afforestation Lumbering means a process by which wood is selected, fallen and transported from the forest to the
sawmill where the logs are cut into planks and making of all wood products. The constructon industry
makes use of planks in the building of houses, bridges and making of furniture. It provides raw materials
for saw-milling plywood and veneer factories.
|13. Which one is not correctly matched?
a) Glasgow – Great Britain
b) Pittsburg – U.S.A
c) Longcoy – Russia
d) Rhine – Germany Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The 20th Commonwealth
Games in 2014 will be held in Glasgow.
|14.How many States in India are coastal?
India has a coastline of 7500-km spread over 9 coastal states.
|15. International boundary between India and Pakistan is demaracted by
a) Redcliffe Line
b) Maginot Line
c) McMahon Line
d) Durand Line
The Radcliffe Line was announced on 17 August 1947 as a boundary demarcation line between India
and Pakistan upon the Partition of India.
|16. Which one of the following is called the amphibian in plant kingdom?
Bryophytes are amphibians of plant kingdom as they complete their life cycle in both water and on land.
|17. Find the odd one out.
d) Guinea worm Ringworm is common disease, especially among children. It is caused by a fungus, not a worm like the name
suggests. It is a common and highly infectious skin infection that causes a ring-like red rash on the skin.
|18. National Institute of Nutrition is a research institute located in the State of
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttra Pradesh
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Himachal Pradesh
|19. Which one of the following events are chronologically correct?
a) Quit India Movement – Civil Disobedience Movement – The Cabinet Mission Plan
b) Civil Disobedience Movement – The Cabinet Mission Plan – Quit India Movement
c) Civil Disobedience Movement – Quit India Movement – The Cabinet Mission Plan
d) The Cabinet Mission Plan – Civil Disobedience Movement – Quit India Movement
Civil Disobedience Movement (1930) > Quit India Movement (1942) > The Cabinet Mission Plan (1946)
|20. Who founded the Vikramasila University?
|21. Which of the following was not known during the Rigvedic period?
a) Varna system (Caste)
b) Marriage system
c) Joint family system
|22. Match the following:
A. Pallavas 1. Dantidurg
B. Chalukyus 2. Vishnuvardhan
C. Rashtrakutas 3. Simhavishnu
D. Hoysalas 4. Pulakisin I
A B C D
|23. Abul Fazl wrote
|24. Which data communication method is used for sending data in both directions at the same time?
a) Half duplex
b) Full duplex
c) Super duplex
|25. What does the acronym ISDN stands for?
a) Intelligent Services Digital Network
b) Integrated Services Data Network
c) Indian Standard Digital Network
d) Integrated Services Digital Network
|26. Darkening property of photochromatic glass is due to presence of
a) silver nitrate
b) silver chloride
c) silver bromide
d) silver oxide
|27. Supersonic aircrafts discharge the following substances into the stratosphere:
|28. Chemical nature of laughing gas is:
a) Nitrous oxide
b) Sulphur dioxide
c) Nitric oxide
d) Hydrogen chloride
|29. The difference between isotopes of an element is due to the presence of a different number of
|30. The increasing abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has led to the following effects
a) Oxygen fertilization effect
b) Cabon dioxide fertilization effect
c) Global warming
d) Depletion of Ozone layer in the stratosphere
|31. A tree’s age can be found by
a) counting the number of branches
b) no means
c) measuring its height
d) counting the number of annual rings
By counting the thin bands ( annual or growth rings) on the wood cylinder, the approximate age of the tree
can be determined.
|32. The left aortic arch is observed in
d) Mammals The varieties of the aortic arch are intimately associated with the development of the fourth arterial arches.
The usual aortic arch in man, and of all mammalia, is a left one produced by the persistence and development
of the left fourth arch; in birds it is the right fourth arch which forms the permanent aorta; and in reptiles both
the right and left fourth arches remain patent.
|33. Tendon connects
a) bone to muscle
b) muscle to muscle
c) bone to bone
d) muscle to bone
|34. Mercury is generally used in thermometers because it has a
a) high conductivity
b) high specific heat
c) high fludity
d) high density On account of the high conductivity of mercury and its low specific heat (§ 221), a mercurial thermometer
acquires thermal equilibrium with the surrounding body more quickly than any other liquid thermometer.
|35. To an observer on the lunar surface during day time, the sky will appear to be
c) Light Yellow
d) Blue The lunar sky is always black because diffraction of light requires an atmosphere. A number of
astronauts and moon walkers experienced the effect of no atmosphere at moon. Radio communications
were used because sound waves can only be heard by travelling through the medium of air.
|36. Which of the following quantities is measure of ‘inertia’?
|36. The intensity of a wave
1. follows Inverse Square Law.
2. is proportional to its amplitude.
3. is proportional to the square of the amplitude.
a) Only 2 is true
b) 1 and 3 are true
c) 1 and 2 are true
d) 2 and 3 are true
|38. In which of the following States, is the child sex-ratio the lowest as per the 2011 census?
Haryana has 830 female children and Punjab 846 against per 1000 male child. Bihar and Chattisgarh has 933
|39. Kaziranga Natrional Park is situated in:
|40. Who is the author of the book ‘If Cricket is Religion, Sachin is God’?
a) Vijai Santhanam
b) Shyam Balasubramaniam
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of the above
|41. Which of the following statements is not correct about Sunder Lal Bahuguna?
a) He started the ‘Chipko Movement’ to create the awareness of deforestation.
b) He was elected to Lok Sabha from Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand
c) He is an eminent environmentalist.
d) He was awarded Padama Bhushan in 2009
|42. The three countries, in serial order, who won the highest number of gold medals in the Beijing
Olympics Games are:
a) China, Germany, Australia
b) China, Germany, USA
c) China, USA, Russia
d) China, USA, Germany
|43. The first woman from India to be conferred the Sainthood by Pope Benedict XVI is
a) Sister Alphonsa
b) Sister Nirmala
c) Sister Disouza
d) Sister Madorana
|44. Which of the following fules causes minimum environmental pollution?
|45. Minimata epidemic that caused several deaths in Japan in 1965 occurred due to pollution
in water by
|46. Ozone affects human health by causing severe pulmonary edema at a concentration of
a) 3.0 ppm
b) 9.0 ppm
c) 0.2 ppm
d) 0.3 ppm Conc. of Ozone(O3) affects
0.02 ppm – damages tobacco, tomato, bean, pine and other plants.
0.03 ppm – causes nose and throat irritation
1 – 3 ppm – causes extreme fatigue
9.0 ppm – causes severe pulmonary edema
|47. The first President to sail in a submarine in India was
a) V.V. Giri
b) N. Sanjeeva Reddy
c) K. R. Narayanan
d) Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam
|48. Cooking vessels have wooden or bakelite handles because
a) the handle must be strong
b) the handle should be attractive
c) wood and bakelite are bad conductors of heat
d) None of the above
|49. ‘Deshbandhu’ is the title of
a) B.C. Pal
b) Rabindranath Tagore
c) B.R. Ambedkar
d) C.R. Das
Chittaranjan Das was known as ‘Deshbandhu’.
|50. Which one of the following pairs is incorrect?
a) Abhinav Bindra – Rifle Shooting
b) Sania Mirza – Badminton
c) Jeev Milkha Singh – Golf
d) Irfan Pathan – Cricket
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Result of Tier-I exam is likely to be declared in month of August 2012. The CGL
(Tier-II) Examination, 2012 is likely to be held on September 15 or 16, 2012.
Finally ……I would like to say GOOD LUCK to all examinees for the
Tier-I result and Tier -II exam.