SSC CGL Exam (TIER-I) 2012 – GK Paper [8/7/12:FN]

SSC Combined Graduate Level (TIER1) Exam 2012
Solved GK Paper (Morning Shift) held on 8th July 2012
(correct answers are highighted in deep saffron color)
1.  Which one of the following is an example of a non-economic good?
     a) Doctor’s service

     b) Teacher’s service
Mother’s service
     d) Banker’s service
2.  Which one of the following committee is associated with banking sector reforms in India?
     a) L.C. Gupta
     c) Chakravarty
     d) Kelkar
           In order to raise the standards of the banks internationally, a number of committees were appointed by RBI.
           Among them Narasimham committee I (1991), Narasimham Committee II (1998) and Verma Committee (1999)
           were influential in improving international standards, and led to banking sector reforms, globally flexible to its
           deregulation, norms and conditions etc.. The above said committees have basically identified the causes for
           the weak banks and guidelines have been given to improve their efficiency.
3.  Which one of the following is not a qualitative credit control measure of the RBI?
Fixing margin requirements
     b) Variable interest rates
     c) Open Market Operations
     d) Credit rationing
4.  The 13th Five Year Plan will be operative for the period
     a) 2010 – 2015
     b) 2011 – 2016

     c) 2012 – 2017
     d) 2013 – 2018
Here, statement of the question is wrong. The tenture from 2012 to 2017 is designated as
            12th Five Year Plan not 13th Five Year Plan. The tenture of 13th Five-Year Plan would be  2018 – 2022.
5. The national income of a nation is the
    a) Government’s annual income

    b) Sum total of factor incomes
    c) Surplus of public sector enterprises
    d) Export minus imports
6. The Constitutional Amendment Act that has introduced safeguards against the misuse of
    proclamation of national emergency is the 
    a) 42nd Amendment Act

    b) 43rd Amendment Act
    c) 44th Amendment Act
    d) 45th Amendment Act
7.  The Fundamental Rights can be suspended by the 
     a) Governor
     c) Law Minister
     d) Prime Minster

The Fundamental Rights can be suspended during the Emergency under Article 359 of the Constitution
           by the President of India.
8.  The main reason for the growth of communalism in India is
Educational and economic bacwardness of minority groups
     b) Political conscicousness
     c) Social inequalities
     d) Imposing ban on communal organisations
9.  A retired Judge of a High Court is not permitted to practice as a lawyer in 
     a) Supreme Court

     b) Any Court in India
     c) High Courts
     d) Except the High Court where he retired
10. Which one of the following does not match?
     a) Hindu Marriage Act                                :    1955

     b) Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act     :    1971
Domestic Violence on Women Act      :    1990
     d) Cruelty against Women                          :    1995

            Domestic Violence on Women Act 2005 is the first significant attempt in India to recognise domestic
            abuse as a punishable offence, to extend its provisions to those in live-in relationships, and to provide
            for emergency relief for the victims, in addition to legal recourse.

11. Who among the following was the First Viceroy of India?
     a) Lord Ripon
     b) Lord Curzon
     c) Lord Mountbatten

     d) Lord Canning

           Lord Canning was the Governor General of India from 1856 – 1862 and the first Viceroy in India from
           1 November 1858. Lord Mountbatten was the First Governor General of Independent India.
12. Prithvi Raj Chauhan was defeated in Second Battle of Tarain by
     a) Mahmud Ghazni

     b) Muhammad Ghori
     c) Qutbuddin Aibak
     d) Yalduz

          1191 – First Battle of Tarain in which Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Mohd. Ghori.
           1192 – Second Battle of Tarain in which Mohd.Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan.
13. The original name of Nana Phadnavis was
     a) Mahadaji Sindhia

     b) Tukoji Holkar
     c) Naryan Roy
Balaji Janardan Bhanu
14. Who among the following first propounded the idea of Basic Education?
     a) Jawahar Lal Nehru

     b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Mahatma Gandhi
     d) Daynand Saraswati
         The first major attempt in curriculum reconstruction in India was made in 1937 when Gandhiji
            propounded the idea of Basic Education.
15. Arrange the following in chronological order:
     1. Dandi March

     2. Simon Commission
     3. Poona Pact
     4. Gandhi Irwin Pact

     a) 2, 1, 3, 4                   b) 2, 1, 4, 3
     c) 4, 3, 1, 2                   d) 4, 3, 2, 1       

            Simon Commission (1927)  
>  Dandi March (1930)  > Gandhi Irwin Pact (1931)  > Poona Pact (1932)

16. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
     a) Darjeeling      –  West Bengal

     b) Mount Abu    –   Rajasthan
     c) Kodaikanal    –   Tamilnadu
     d) Simla            –   Uttar Pradesh
17. The earth is at its maximum distance from the Sun on
      a) January 30th
      b) December 22nd
      c) September 22nd
July 4th
18. Consider the following pairs:
        Tributary          Main River
      1. Chambal       :   Yamuna
      2. Sone            :   Narmada
      3. Manas          :   Brahmputra

     Which one 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

19. A form of condensation that reduces visibility and causes breathing problems is
     a) Dew
     b) Frost

     c) Smog
     d) Mist
Two pollutants emitted by motor vehicles react to form ground-level ozone or smog which can
            cause respiratory problems and reduce visibility.
20. The total population divided by available land area is reffered to as
Population density
     b) Nutritional density
     c) Agricultural density
     d) Industrial density
21. Green glands are associated with
     a) Reproduction
     c) Respiration
     d) Digestion
The green glands collect residuals from the blood and other parts of the body.
22. During respiration, the gases enter into the blood and leave the same by the process of
     a) Active transport
     c) Diffusion and active transport
     d) Osmosis
23. Heart is devoid of
     a) Cardiac muscle

     b) Involuntary muscle
     c) Voluntary muscle
     d) Smooth muscle

          Cardiac muscle is an involuntary striated muscle tissue found only in the organ heart. Involuntary muscles
            are smooth muscles that are not directly controllable at will. For example You don’t have to remind yourself
            to make your heart beat, so it is involuntary. Voluntary muscles are controllable like those found in your arms,
            legs, hands, etc.

24. The soil salinty is measured by
Conductivity meter
     b) Hygrometer
     c) Psychrometer
     d) Auxanometer
25. Which of the following is a fungal disease?
     a) Leucoderma
     b) Eczema
     d) Elephantiasis

         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.

26. Chickenpox is caused by
     a) DNA virus

     b) Variola virus
     c) Streptococcus
     d) Vibrio cholerae
27. Instruments can be shielded from outside magnetic effects by surrounding them with
     a) Iron shield

     b) Rubber shield
     c) Brass shield
     d) Glass shield
28. Find the odd one.
     a) Marble

     b) Chalk
     c) Limestone
Slaked Lime
         A common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is a major constituent of limestone,
         chalk and marble where as Calcium hydoxide Ca(OH)2  also known as Hydrated Lime or Slaked Lime is
         obtained by the action of water on lime. Slaked lime is used to make lime putty, milk paint and limed resin.
29. Which of the following is pseudo-force?
     a) Centrepetal force
     b) Centrifugal reaction force

     c) Centrifugal force
     d) Strong nuclear force

             Centrifugal force is an example of a pseudo-force, that is, an apparent force to someone whose  frame of
             reference is not at rest or moving with a constant velocity. In the case of centrifugal  force, the frame of 
             reference is rotating.

30. The hydraulic brake used in automobiles is a direct application of
     a) Archimede’s principle
     b) Torricellean law

     c) Bernoulli’s Theorem
Pascal’s Law
31. Of the following, which is the fastest?
      a) CD-ROM
      b) RAM

      c) Registers
      d) Cache



32. An alternate name for the completely interconnected network topology is
      b) Star
      c) Tree
      d) Ring
33. Amides can be converted to amines by the reaction named
     a) Perkin
     b) Claisen
     d) Clemmensen
34. The base used as an antacid is
     a) Calcium hydroxide

     b) Barium hydroxide
Magnesium hydroxide
     d) Silver hydroxide
            An antacid is a substance which neutralizes stomach acidity.
35. A process which is not helpful in the prevention of rusting of iron is
     b) applying grease
     c) galvanising
     d) painting
            Annealing is the process by which both metal and glass are treated with heat in order to change their properties.
36. Denatured alcohol
     a) is a form of alcohol

     b) is unfit for drinking as it contains poisonous substances
     c) contains coloured impurities
     d) is sweet to tatse
37. Phenolics as pollutants can be remeoved from waste water by use of 
Ion exchange resin technique
     b) Electrolyte decomposition technique
     c) Reverse osmosis method
     d) Polymeric adsorbents
38. The stability of a pond ecosystem depends on
     a) micro-organisms and fishes
micro-organisms and zoo planktons
     c) fishes and reptiles
     d) Producers and consumers
39. Supersonic air planes create a shock wave called
     a) Transition wave
     b) Ultrasound

     c) Transverse wave
     d) Sonic boom
40. The main factor which determines the balance of nature is
     a) human activities
     b) Rabit and habitat
environmental conditions
     d) availability of food
41. The danger signals are red while the eye is more sensitive to yellow because
     a) absorption in red is less than yellow and hence red is visible from a distance.
     b) scattering in yellow light is less than red

     c) the wavelength of red light is more than yellow light
     d) none of the above reasons

            This is because the scattering in red light is less than that of yellow colour. The longest visible wavelength
            is red and the shortest is violet. The wavelength of red light is more than yellow light. For this reason, the 
            red signal will travell over longer distances as compared to the yellow colour.

42. One of the following Chief Ministers received the Highest Civilian Award “Bharat Ratna”
     a) Lalu Prasad Yadav of Bihar

     b) Late M.G. Ramachandran of Tamilnadu
     c) Jyoti Bosu of West Bengal

     d) Late N.T. Rama Rao of Andhra Pradesh
43. The first ‘disabled athelete’ to qualify for an able bodied in the 2012 London Olympics in
     400 meters race is
Oscar Pistorius
     b) Walter Rallis
     c) Raymond Irchovich
     d) Gerald Hangovin
44. Which one of the following film-actors has been conferred the Honorary Doctorate in Arts
     and Culture by the Bedford University, London?
Shahrukh Khan
     b) Amir Khan
     c) Saif Ali Khan
     d) Anil Kapoor
45. The city of Prayag was named Allahbad – the city of Allah by
     a) Aurangzeb
     c) Shahjahan
     d) Bahadur Shah Zafar

             Emperor Akbar named Prayag as Ilahabad – City of God- also called Allahabad in 1575 AD.
             The city of Allahabad is situated at the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and the
              invisible Saraswati. Every 12th year when the waters are felt to be especially purifying, 
              Allahabad holds a much greater festival called Kumbh Mela. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1583 AD,
              the Allahbad fort stands on the banks of the river Yamuna near the confluence site i.e SANGAM.

46. Spot the odd one from the following:
     a) Tsunami
     b) Earthquakes

     c) Windmills
     d) Cyclones
47. Who among the following has won the Pantaloon’s Femina Miss India World, 2012 Award?
     a) Prachi Misra

     b) Vanya Misra
     c) Rochella Maria

     d) Sandhya Agarwal
48. Which one of the following statements is not correct about India’s population as per
     the 2011 census?
     a) Literacy rate has gone up to 74% from 65%
     b) Kerala has the highest literacy rate
     c) Bihar has the lowest literacy rate

     d) Men outnumber women in growth literates
49. Who advocated the adoption of ‘PURA’ model to eradicate rural poverty?
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
     b) Sri Abhijit Sen
     c) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

     d) Prof. A. M. Patha
50. Which one of the following though called a garden is infact, not a garden?
     a) Vrindavan Garden of Mysore
     b) Hanging Garden of Mumbai

     c) Eden Garden of Kolkata
     d) Shalimar Garden of Kashmir
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                   Result for 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.

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28 Responses to SSC CGL Exam (TIER-I) 2012 – GK Paper [8/7/12:FN]

  1. dr.satyanarayan meena says:

    easy paper compare to 1-7-2012

    • Naren says:

      @dr. satyanarayan
      whenever we read a question paper with answer key, it seems
      easy to everyone…but the actual situation in examination hall
      is totally different…i think the level of difficulties in both the
      papers are equal.

  2. Rajagopal says:

    It is much easier questions than of !st July morning shift TF No. 022MM4. If you have doubt go through it.

  3. rajesh kumar singh says:

    thanks for putting 100% correct answer within one day of exam. hope u will put other section answer also. nice work dude

  4. Mamata says:

    Good post. I think answer for question no.20 is wrong as the real question is not like this one and also no. 27.
    This is for test forn No. 013NJ2, it is very difficult in English paper compared to others like those of test form no. 122TM1. Their question paper consist of 31 pages only where as this one consist of 36 pages. Also for question type 186-190 ie to choose the correct spelled word. Their paper consist of words which are used in day today life but ours are the word that we heard the first time.

  5. skhan says:

    Thanks But 8/7/2012 ka Evening paper ka solution bhi batana Bhai.

  6. dharani kumar says:

    ya i got 42 in this………….

  7. vinni says:

    I hve test form no. 112PL1 held on 8/7/2012 (morning shift) and it is totally different frm this one..please post the answers for the said test form no. if possible

    • cindhu says:

      even i had the same test form number and looking for answers.anyway we ll get it on 13th..

  8. guru says:

    compare karne wale bakwas karte hai essy tha hard tha

  9. Lalit Verma says:

    sir plz provide whole paper of cgl 2012 noon session of 1/7/12..
    otherwise plz provide atleast G.K. paper ….


  10. Lalit Verma says:

    sir plz provide whole paper of cgl 2012 noon session of 1/7/12..
    otherwise plz provide atleast G.K. paper ….


  11. Chakram says:

    ThanQ for giving key in a short period… Plz post rest of the sections as soon as possible… I am eagerly waiting….

  12. sam says:

    very useful informations covered with keys. Thanks a lot

  13. Deva says:

    Hello sir,can you please post SSC CGL EVENING SHIFT questions held on 08/07/2012 .

  14. Evelise says:

    i would like to tell you that your blog is more and more interesting each day.

  15. ALETI.SRIKANTH says:

    sir, can u post 08-07-2012 evening key ,for 013QJ2 serial

  16. vaibhav says:

    question 40 nd 41–ans are different according to ssc.plz check it

  17. Isha says:

    if any1 has 08.07.2012 evening answers..

  18. ram kumar says:

    sir, 015pk4 paper very hard compare any paper. Plz sir bataye eskeling hogi ya nhin.

  19. ram kumar says:

    sir question no.86,91 nd 115 ssc answer key wrong. Plz sir chek your answar key..

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  21. ponky says:

    when is the evening shift 8-7-2012 answer coming????……

  22. sweety kumari says:

    i want the ans of maths

  23. Barun says:

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  24. Barun says:

    Ssc tier 2 exam

  25. Dinesh says:

    Thankyou very much

  26. rashmi says:

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