SSC CGL Exam (TIER-I) 2012 – GK Paper [1/7/12:FN]

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
    honorary awards?
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
           Awards presentation Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The ceremony is generally held in the month 
           of March/April.

2. Most important responsibility of a Welfare State is
    a) to check exploitation
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 
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 
      c) 3, 2, 1, 4                 d) 2, 3, 1, 4

1. Dr. Zakir Hussain [Term of Office : 13 May 1967 – 3 May 1969] : 
                    He was third President of India and first elected Muslim president of India. His death on 3 May, 1969
                    also made him the first President to die while still in office.
2.  Justice M. Hidayatullah [Term of Office : 20 July 1969  –  24 August 1969]
                  Mohammad Hidayatullah was the first Muslim who became Chief Justice of India on 25th February 1968.
                  He was sworn in as the Acting President of India on 20th July 1969 and served in that capacity till late 
                  V.V. Giri was sworn in as the duly elected President of the Republic. After his retirement as the Chief 
                  Justice of India, he was unanimously elected as the Vice President of India and hold the office from
                  1979 to 1984. Thus he became the only person to occupy all the three highest constitutional offices i.e.
                  [ President, Vice-President, CJI ] in the country.
            3.  Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed [Term of Office : 24 August 1074  – 11 February 1977 ]
             4.  A.P.J Abdul Kalam [Term of Office : 25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007 ]

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
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
    d) Monopoly
7. Which of the following pairs is not correct?
    a) XI Plan
(2007 2012)
    b) VI Plan
(1980 1985)
    c) I Plan
(1951 1956)
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? 
    a) SIDBI
    b) ICICI
    c) IDBI

           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
          12 July 1982. With a capital base of Rs 2,000 crore provided by the Government of India and Reserve Bank
          of India , it operates through its head office at Mumbai, 28 regional offices situated in state capitals and 391
          district offices at districts.

9. As per the results of 2011 Population Census, which of the following groups occupies the 
    three top places in respect of literacy? 
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
           judges in any State shall be made by the Governor of the State in consultation with the High Court exercising
           jurisdiction in relation to such State.

11. Which one of the following is called the ‘Crossroads to Pacific’?
    a) Hawaii
    b) Ellice
    c) Tonga

    d) Fiji

           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
    c) Vanamohtasv

    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?
Glasgow      Great Britain
     b) Pittsburg       U.S.A
     c) Longcoy   
     d) Rhine       

            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?
     b) 10
     c) 7
     d) 8

         India has a coastline of 7500-km spread over 9 coastal states.
            1 Gujarat         2 Maharashtra         3 Goa              4 Karnataka         5 Kerala         6 Tamil Nadu
            7 Andhra Pradesh                           8 Orissa          9 West Bengal 
            if the word ‘States’ replaces with ‘States/UTs’ then 4 more UTs are also added to above 9 states.
            10 Puducherry           11 Lakshadweep                12 Daman & Diu             13 Andaman & Nicobar Islands

15. International boundary between India and Pakistan is demaracted by  
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? 
     b) Pteridophyta
     c) Algae
     d) Fungi
            Bryophytes are amphibians of plant kingdom as they complete their life cycle in both water and on land.
17. Find the odd one out.
     a) Tapeworm
     c) Hookworm
     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
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?
     b) Mahipala
     c) Dhruva
     d) Devapala
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:
        Dynasty                        Founder
     A. Pallavas                     1. Dantidurg
     B. Chalukyus                  2. Vishnuvardhan
     C. Rashtrakutas              3. Simhavishnu
     D. Hoysalas                    4. Pulakisin I

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

23. Abul Fazl wrote
     b) Alamgir-Nama
     c) Babar-Nama
     d) Humayun-Nama
24. Which data communication method is used for sending data in both directions at the same time? 
     a) Half duplex
Full duplex
     c) Super duplex
     d) Simplex
25. What does the acronym ISDN stands for?
     a) Intelligent Services Digital Network
     b) Integrated Services Data Network
     c) Indian Standard Digital Network
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:
     a) CO2

     b) H2
     d) SOx
28. Chemical nature of laughing gas is:
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 
     a) electrons
     b) photons

     c) protons
30. The increasing abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has led to the following effects
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
     a) Reptiles
     b) Aves

     c) Amphibians
     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
muscle to bone
34. Mercury is generally used in thermometers because it has 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 
     a) Orange
     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’?
     b) Weight
     c) Volume
     d) Acceleration
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
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?  
     a) Chattisgarh
     b) Bihar
     d) Punjab

         Haryana has 830 female children and Punjab 846 against per 1000 male child. Bihar and Chattisgarh has 933
            and 964 female chilren against per 1000 male child respectively.

39. Kaziranga Natrional Park is situated in:
     a) Rajasthan
     c) Odisha
     d) Gujarat
40. Who is the author of the book ‘If Cricket is Religion, Sachin is God’?
     a) Vijai Santhanam
     b) Shyam Balasubramaniam
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.
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
China, USA, Russia
     d) China, USA, Germany
43. The first woman from India to be conferred the Sainthood by Pope Benedict XVI is 
Sister Alphonsa
     b) Sister Nirmala
     c) Sister Disouza
     d) Sister Madorana
44. Which of the following fules causes minimum environmental pollution?
     b) Coal
     c) Diesel
     d) Kerosene
45. Minimata epidemic that caused several deaths in Japan in 1965 occurred due to pollution
     in water by 
     a) Fluoride
     b) DDT
     c) Lead
46. Ozone affects human health by causing severe pulmonary edema at a concentration of  
     a) 3.0 ppm
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
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
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.

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17 Responses to SSC CGL Exam (TIER-I) 2012 – GK Paper [1/7/12:FN]

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  5. Sooraj says:

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  6. aess says:

    alot of wrong answers
    3 its d
    21 its a

    • ravinder says:

      Answer of the question no. 13 appears to be wrong as Great Britain consist of England, wales and Scotland

      • ravinder says:

        Answer of the question no. 13 appears to be wrong as Great Britain consist of England, wales and Scotland answer of 3 no. is also wrong

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  8. dav says:

    question no 3 answer should be option (b) coz west bengal does not share border with Nepal

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  11. abhay shanu says:

    thanx admin.
    and 26’s answer will be silver bromide. plz rectify it.

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  13. Lienkhum says:

    32 Ans.should be (c)Amphibians

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