SSC CGL Exam (TIER-I) 2012 – GK Paper [1/7/12:AN]
September 11, 2012 9 Comments
SSC Combined Graduate Level (TIER1) Exam 2012
Solved GK Paper (Evening Shift) held on 1st July 2012
(correct answers are highighted in deep saffron color)
|1. Earth is a very big magnet. In which direction does its magnetic field extend?
a) East to West
b) West to East
c) North to South
d) South to North
|2. Which of the following is meant for the ex-situconservation of various species?
b) Sprem bank
c) Blood bank
d) Germplasm bank Ex-situ conservation is the preservation of components of biological diversity outside their natural habitats.
Gene banks, e.g. seed banks, sperm and ova banks play a valueable role in recovery programmes for
|3. Drying oil contain a fairly large proportion of :
a) Saturated fatty acids
b) Unsaturated fatty acids
|4. Human Development Index was formulated by:
|5. The infective stage of Malaria is:
c) Ring stage
|6. Who said that the Directive Principles of State Policy are just “a cheque on bank payable at
the convenience of bank”?
a) N.G. Ranga
b) Pandit Nehru
c) K.T. Shah
d) B.R. Ambedkar
|7. Consumption for the sake of enjoying social aknowledgement is called :
a) Demonstration consumption
b) Rational consumption
c) Social consumption
d) Conspicuous consumption
|8. The red, orange and yellow colour of leaves are due to :
|9. The state which has registered the highest population growth according to 2001 census is:
c) Uttar Pradesh
|10. Tohra is the sacred book of
|11. Pyroligneous acid obtained from wood contains:
a) 10% Ethanol
b) 10% Formaldehyde
c) 10% Acetic Acid
d) 10% Formic Acid
|12. The treaty of Versailles restored Alsace-Lorraine to:
|13. The seat of Kerala High Court is located at:
In Kerala, principal seat of the High Court is situated at a place other than the State Capital. The principal seat
|14.Pollar-bears hold cures for:
a) Kidney failure
b) Type ll diabetes
|15. India making ‘Double Taxation Avoidance Agrrements’ (DTAA) with other countries for the
promotion of :
a) Foreign Institutional Investment
b) Bilateral trade
c) External commercial borrowings
d) Foreign direct investment
|16. Low cost housing is an example for:
a) Merit wants
b) Mixed wants
c) Social wants
d) Private wants
|17. The disease that kills more people than lung cancer as a consequence of air pollution is:
a) heart attack
b) chronic bronchitis
Emphysema is typically linked to the inhalation of irritants such as smoke and fumes. Most cases of
emphysema are caused by cigarette smoking or long-term exposure to certain air pollutants.
|18. Peninsular India has the following zonal soil types:
a) Alluvial soil
b) Red and Yellow soil
c) Forest soil
d) Saline soil
|19. Mamta Sharma was appointed in 2011 as the chairperson of
a) National Commission for BCs
b) National Commission for Minorities
c) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
d) National Commission for Women
|20. “Eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth” is the guiding principle of :
a) Reformative theory of Justice
b) Attributive theory of Justice
c) Retributive theory of Justice
d) Deterrent theory of Justice
The concept of retributive theory of justice is inherited from the Latin word ‘retribuo’ which means ‘I pay back’.
|21. The proposal for the creation of new All-India Services can be considerd only:
a) if majority of State Legislature make such demand
b) if Lok Sabha passes a resolution by two-thirds majority
c) if Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-thirds majority
d) None of the above Under Article 312 the Rajyas Sabha by passing a resolution by two thirds majority of the members present
& voting can set up an All India Services (AIS). Presently only the IAS, the IPS and the IFS have been constituted
as All India Services.
|22. The Asokan Edicts were deciphered first by:
a) James Prinsep
b) Sir John Marshall
c) Sir William Jones
d) Charles Wilkins
|23. An algae type ocean deposit is :
a) Pelagic deposits
b) Neritic remains
c) Diatom Ooze
d) Pteropod Ooze
|24. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
a) Gypsum – Calcium hydoxide
b) Milk of lime – Sodium sulphate
c) Glauber’s salt – Calcium sulphate
d) Salt petre – Potassium nitrate
|25. Which is not a correct statement?
a) Dilute solution contains less amount of solute
b) Phenols are acidic
c) In benzene all the atoms lie in one plane
d) Methylated spirit contains only methanol
Both Industrial Methylated Spirit (IMS or “meths”) and surgical spirit contain primarily ethanol and only
small percentages of methanol (ca 5%).
|26. The most densely populated State in India is:
c) Uttar Pradesh d) West Bengal
|27. The first speaker of Lok Sabha was :
a) G.V. Mavlankar
b) S. Radhkrishanan
c) M. Ananthsayanam Ayyangar
d) Sardar Hukam Singh
|28. Who was the teacher of Gautam Buddha?
c) Alara Kalama
|29. Which bank was the first to introduce ATMs to the world?
a) Citi Bank
b) Hong Kong bank
c) Standard Chartered Bank
d) Bank of America
An automated teller machine (ATM) was first introduced in 1960 by City Bank of New York.
|30. Which colour/colours of light has the highest velocity through vaccum
d) All of the above
Because light travels at a constant speed (c = 2.99792458 x 108 m/s) in a vacuum.
|31. The 98th Indian Science Congress was held in 2011 at:
|32. The 34th National Games were held in 2011 in:
|33. The Iron and Steel plant in Bihar is at:
a) Vijay Nagar
d) Burmpur Bokaro Steel City, an industrial city is situated in Bihar (now in Jharkhand). Bokaro Steel Plant – the fourth
integrated plant in the Public Sector – started taking shape in 1965 in collaboration with the Soviet Union. It was
originally incorporated as a limited company on 29th January 1964, and was later merged with SAIL, first as a
susidiary and then as a unit, through the Public Sector Iron & Steel Companies (Restructuring & Miscellaneous
Provisions) Act 1978.
|34. The ultimate source of energy in a hydroelectric power station is:
a) the electro-chemical energy of water
b) solar energy
c) the potential energy of water
d) the kinetic energy of water The most important part of the hydroelectric power plant is the dam, which acts as the water reservoir.
The water flowing in the river comprises of kinetic energy and potential energy. In hydroelectric power
plants the potential energy of water is utilized to produce electricity.The height of water in the reservoir
decides how much potential energy water possesses. Higher the height of water more is its potential
energy. The high position of water in the reservoir enables it to move downwards effortlessly due to
|35. Union Carbide India Ltd. manufactured essentially:
a) Leather goods
b) Heavy water
|36. Photosynthetic vesicle found in bacteria is called a:
|37. What type of mirror is used in a view finding mirror of a vehicle?
a) Paraboloidal mirror
b) Convex mirror
c) Plane mirror
d) Concave mirror Convex mirrors reflect light outwards, therefore they are not used to focus light. So, the convex mirror has
a wide field of view and hence is used as rear view mirror as it gives a clear diminished and an erect image
of the traffic that is behind you
|38. We receive sunlight on earth surface. What type of light beams are these?
|39. Who is the author of the book ‘Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State’?
a) M.J. Akbar
b) Kohram Iqbal
c) Marleeha Lodhi
d) Amir Mir
|40. The biggest planet in the solar system is:
d) Saturn Jupiter is the fifth and largest planet in our solar system. It’s distance from the Sun is approximately
466 million miles.Atmosphere consists of mostly hydrogen and helium.
|41. The authority to specify which castes shall be deemed to be scheduled castes with the:
b) Commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Tribes
c) Prime Minister
|42. Ram Sharan Sharma, who died in 2011 was an
Ram Sharan Sharma was an eminent historian of Ancient and early Medieval India.
Indology is the academic study of the history and cultures, languages, and literature
of the Indian subcontinent.
|43. Of the following economists, whom do you consider to be the Master of “Partial Analysis”?
a) Lionel Robbins
c) Alfred Marshall
d) J.M. Keynes
|44. Brain drain has been caused by:
a) socio-economic instability
b) failure to recognise talent in the orginating countary
c) the lure of high living standards
d) lack of employment opportunities Brain drain is a term defined as the movement of highly skilled people from their country to another one
where they can earn more money and maintain their academic improvement.
|45. What is m-commerce?
a) marketing commerce
b) machine commerce
c) mobile commerce
d) money commerce Mobile Commerce also called m-Commerce is about the explosion of applications and services that
are becoming accessible from Internet-enabled mobile devices.
|46. The study of population is known as-
|47. The prose collection of the vedic poes are:
d) Aranyakas The texts of the Vedas are known as Samhitas. Within these Samhitas there are portions known as
Mantras, which contain prayers in the form of potent sound compounds revealed to great seers for
|48. A plant known only in cultivation having arisen under domestication is referred to as:
|49. ‘Who favoured the Artic Home theory of the Aryans?
c) A. C. Das
d) B.G. Tilak
|50. Wheat, Barley, Lemon, Orange, rye and pearl millet belongs to:
a) four plant families
b) the same plant family
c) two plant families
d) three plant families
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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.