SSC CHSL Exam 2012 – Solved GK Paper (21.10.2012:AN)
October 27, 2012
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2012
(Recruitment of Lower Division Clerks and Data Entry Operators)
Solved GK Paper held on 21st October 2012 (Evening Shift)
|1. The Kharif crops are harvested in:
a) June – July
b) October – November
c) May – June
d) March – April
|2. Which of the following cost curve is never “U” shapped?
a) Average cost curve
b) Marginal cost curve
c) Average variable cost curve
d) Average fixed cost curve
|3. Hydro-electric power is a:
a) renewable-natural resource
b) non-renewable-natural resource
c) a mixture of renewable and non-renewable natural resource
d) neither renewable nor non-renewable resource
|4. National Income is also called as:
a) NNP at Market Price
b) GNP at Factor Cost
c) GNP at Market Price
d) NNP at Factor Cost National Income is defined as the sum total of all the goods and services produced in a country,
in a particular period of time. Normally this period consists of one year duration. Net National
Product (NNP) at factor cost is also called as national income.
NNP at Factor Cost = NNP at Market Price – Net Indirect tax
|5. The Members and Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission, are
appointed by the:
a) Prime Minister of India
b) President of India
c) Chief Justice of India
d) Parliament of India
|6. At the time of enactment of the Constitution, which one of the following ideals
was not included in the Preamble?
The word socialist was added to the Preamble by the 42nd Amendment Act of 1976 during the
Emergency. It implies social and economic equality for all its citizens. The term secular was also
added in the 42nd amendment (1976) in the preamble.
|7. Money can be spent out of the Consolidated Fund of India with the approval of:
a) The President
b) The Parliament
c) The Speaker of Lok Sabha
d) The Comptroller and Auditor General
|8. Which of the following is not a Union Territory?
d) Daman and Diu
Nagaland, the 16th state of the Indian Union, was established on 1st December 1963, is a largely
|9. India was granted freedom during the British Prime Minister:
a) William Pitt
b) Clement Attlee
c) Winston Churchill
d) Ramsay MacDonald
|10. In which of the following list does the subject ‘planning’ figure?
a) Union List
b) State List
c) Concurrent List
d) Residuary List
|11. The doctrine of Lapse was introduced by:
|12. The famous tourist centre Mahabalipuram is located near:
Mahabalipuram is a tourist destination situated in Tamil Nadu. The nearest airport to Mahabalipuram is
in Chennai, located close to 60 km away.
|13. Who was the first Indian Governor General after Lord Mount Batten?
a) Pattabi Sitaramayya
b) Jawaharlal Nehru
c) C. Rajagopalachari
d) Rajendra Prasad
|14. Babar was succeeded to the Mughal throne by:
a) Bahadur Shah
b) Sher Shah
d) Humayun Humayun (1530-1540 and 1555-1556) – the eldest son of Babar, succeeded his father and
became the second emperor of the Mughal Empire.
|15.The Chinese pilgrim visited India during the reign of Harshavardhana was:
b) Hiuen Tsang
d) Wang Hiuen Tse
|16. The Temperate grasslands of North America are known as:
|17. The river which has a greater flow of water than any other river in the world is:
a) River Nile
b) River Hwang-ho
c) River Amazon
d) River Zaire
The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world after the Nile River in Africa. It has the
|18. The rapid sliding of large masses of bed rocks is called:
a) Mass wasting
|19. Which place is located on the water divide between the Indus and the Ganges river
|20. Zojila pass connects:
a) Kashmir and Tibet
b) Nepal and Tibet
c) Leh and Kargil
d) Leh and Srinagar
|21. Jaws are absent in:
Birds have lightweight beaks instead of jaws filled with heavy teeth, and some internal organs
|22. Among the following sets of sailent features, which set does not exclusively
a) Presence of mammary glands, hairs on skin and diaphragm.
b) Presence of sweat glands, hairs on skin and diphyodonts.
c) Presence of mammary glands, sweat glands and diaphragm.
d) Warm blooded, 4 chambered heart and foetal membrane.
|23. An ant can see the objects all around it due to the presence of:
a) Simple eyes
b) Eyes over the head
c) Well developed eyes
d) Compound eyes
|24. A man suffering from diabets mellitus drinks water more frequently as he has to
eliminate from the blood extra:
|25. The word Biosphere refers to:
a) Zone of water on earth which can support life.
b) Zone of soil, water and air around earth capable of supporting the flora and fauna.
c) Part of earth surface which can support the flora
d) Parts of air around earth where life can exist.
|26. Symptoms of Jaundice occur mainly due to disorder and malfunction of :
|27. When hot liquid is poured into a thick glass tumbler, it cracks because glass:
a) has low temperature coefficient of expansion.
b) is a bad conductor of heat so only inner surface expands.
c) has high temperature coefficient of expansion
d) has a very low specific heat.
|28. A solid needle placed horizontally on the surface of the water floats due to:
a) viscosity of water
b) capilary action
c) water pressure
d) surface tension of water
|29. The oil in the wick of an oil lamp rises up due to:
a) pressure difference
b) capillary action
c) low viscosity of oil
d) gravitational force
|30. Both the ALU and Control Section have special purpose storage locations called:
In a computer’s central processing unit (CPU), an accumulator is a register in which intermediate
|31. Telnet is a:
a) search engine
Telnet is a network protocol that allows you to connect to remote computers (called hosts) over
|32. The term ODBC stands for:
a) Object Database Connectivity
b) Object Database Communication
c) Open Database Communication
d) Open Database Connectivity In computing, ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is a standard C programming language
middleware Application Programming Interface (API) for accessing database management
systems. ODBC API provide various methods and objects for accessing the Back-end data
source (i.e. the data source like MS Access, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server databases etc.)
through the Front-End applications (i.e. user interface like web-forms on webpage over internet.
ODBC was developed by software giant Microsoft and the first version ODBC 1.0 was
|33. The heat treatment applied to milk before distribution to stablize and to remove disease
causing bacteria is called as:
|34. A drop of liquid assumes spherical shape because:
a) Intermolecular forces are weak in liquids
b) Intermolecular forces are strong in liquids
c) A sphere has the least surface area for a given volume
d) A sphere has the largest surface area for a given volume
|35. The two metal ions that cause hardness to water are:
a) Sodium, Magnesium
b) Calcium, Magnesium
c) Sodium, Calcium
d) Sodium, Potassium
|36. Biogradable wastes can usually be converted into useful substances with the help of:
b) nuclear protiens
c) radio-active substances
|37. Which one of the following is an indicator of air pollution?
|38. The liquid waste from kitchens and baths, of residences is known as:
b) Domestic sewage
c) Storm water
|39. Which of the following metals contribute to biomagnification problem in the ecosystem?
|40. Which of the following item is not included in Environmental Auditing?
a) Storage of toxic chemicals
b) Pollution monitoring schemes
c) Scrutiny by the government agencies
d) Safety provisions for industrial workers
|41. Saina Nehwal won her maiden Indonesia Open Title on 16th March 2012 after defeating in
a) Xuerui Li
b) Ratchanok Inthanon
c) Liem Savie King
d) Ruddy Hastono
Statement is not correct in regarding the given options.
|42. ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, film is based on the book ‘Question and Answer’ written by:
a) Vikas Swarup
b) Vinesh Swaroop
c) Vimal Swaroop
d) None of the above
|43. Where did the so-called ‘Black Hole Tragedy’ take place?
|44. Tsunami which caused havoc in Japan occurred on:
a) 8th March 2011
b) 11th March 2011
c) 14th March 2011
d) 17th March 2011
Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011.
|45. Find the odd one out:
NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
|46. As per 2011 Census data, the overall sex-ratio in the country is:
|47. Who amongst the following has never been the Governor of Reserve Bank of India?
a) Y.V. Reddy
b) D. Subbarao
c) C. Rangrajan
d) B.B. Bhattacharya
|48. Barack Hussain Obama belongs to which of the following political parties?
d) American National Conference
|49. Which of the following countries recently conferred its Highest State Honour on Late
Mrs. Indira Gandhi for her contribution in its ‘Liberation War’?
a) South Sudan
|50. ‘SCOPE’ is the abbreviated form of:
a) Standing Conference of Public Enterprises
b) Selection Commission of Public Enterprises
c) Specialist Committee of Public Enterprises
d) None of the above
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) is the apex body of Central Government owned
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