SSC CHSL Exam 2012 – Solved GK Paper (04.11.2012:AN)
November 18, 2012
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2012
(Recruitment of Lower Division Clerks and Data Entry Operators)
Solved GK Paper held on 4th November 2012 (Evening Shift)
|1. Light year is a unit of
d) intensity of light
A light-year is a unit of distance. It is the distance that light can travel in one year.
|2. Radio telescope are better than optical telescope because
a) They can detect faint galaxies which cannot be done by optical telescopes.
b) They can even work even in cloudy conditions.
c) They can work during the day and night.
d) All the above
|3. _______ programs are used to create numeric-based documents such as budgets.
a) Word Processing
c) Spread sheet
A spreadsheet application is a computer program such as Excel, OpenOffice Calc, or
|4. The process of elimintating logical errors is known as
|5. System of growing plants through water culture methods is known as
|6. A transformer is used to
a) increase a.c. voltage
b) increase d.c. voltage
c) convert electrical energy to heat energy
d) convert a.c. energy to d.c. energy
|7. ‘Saponification’ is a process by which
a) soap is prepared
b) plastic is prepared
c) sulphur is extracted
d) protien is identified.
|8. Heat of a reaction does not depend on
a) temperature of the reaction.
b) the path by which final product is obtained.
c) physical states of the reactants and products.
d) whether the reaction is carried out at constant pressure or at constant volume.
|9. The presence of ‘Entamoeba histolytica’ in drinking water is an indication of
a) bacterial outbreak
b) polluted water
c) clean water
d) decay of organic matter
|10. Disadvantage of using DDT as pesticide is
a) it becomes ineffective after sometime.
b) not easily degraded in nature.
c) less effective than others.
d) its high cost.
|11. __________ is unwanted e-mail or junk mail.
|12. Which of the following is a natural polymer?
|13. Temperature inversion is
a) Positive lapse rate
b) Negative lapse rate
c) Neutral condition
d) None of the above
Lapse means decline or decrease.The environmental lapse rate (ELR), is the rate of
The lapse rate is considered positive when the temperature decreases with elevation and
|14. “My Unforgettable Memories” is the autobiography of
b) Pratibha Patil
c) Mamta Bannerjee
d) Suu Kyi
|15. Which country was the latest entrant to G-8?
Russia formally joined the group in 1997, resulting in the Group of Eight, or G8.
|16. Which is the capital of South Sudan?
|17. In which one of the following States, there had been only one woman Chief Minister?
a) Delhi -> Sushma Swaraj & Shiela Dixit
b) Rajasthan -> Vasundhara Raje
c) Tamil Nadu -> Janaki Ramachandran & Jayalalithaa
d) Uttar Pradesh -> Sucheta Kripalani & Mayawati
Sucheta Kripalani was the first woman to be chief minister of any state in India.
|18. Green house gases are
a) CO2, CH4, NO and CFC
b) CO2, CH4, SO2 and NO
c) SO2, NO, H2S and CO
d) CO, NH3, H2S and N2
|19. Highly polluting industries comes under the category of
|20. Karagam is a folk dance of
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Tamil Nadu
|21. Who is the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting?
a) Kumari Selija
b) Anand Sharma
c) Ambika Soni
d) C.P. Joshi
|22. Dronacharya Awards are given to
a) Outstanding teachers
b) Outstanding athletes
c) Best performers in archery
d) Outstanding coaches in the sport field
|23. Who among the following Union Ministers in the UPA-II Government resigned for reasons
not connected with charges of corruption?
a) A. Raja
b) Dayanidhi Maran
c) Dinesh Trivedi
d) Virbhadra Singh
He got this reward for his decision of hiking railway fair against Mamta Banerjiee, TMC Supremo.
|24. Which one of the following statements about Ms. Mayawati, Ex. C.M. of U.P. is correct?
a) She is now a member of the U.P. State Legislative Council.
b) She is the leader of opposition in U.P. State Assembly.
c) She is an elected member of the Rajya Sabha. – Elected in April 2012
d) She is a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.
Swamy Prasad Maurya, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary is the leader of
|25. Who among the following sports personalities was the first to receive Rajiv Gandhi
Khel Ratna Award?
a) Sachin Tendulkar
b) Viswanathan Anand
c) Geet Sethi
d) Sunil Gavaskar
|26. Which one of the following is a characteristic of oligopolistic industries?
a) Product differentiation
b) Homogeneous goods
c) Price rigidity
d) Price discrimination
|27. When a leather industry discharges its waste in the river causing water pollution, the cost
incurred on health hazards is called
a) Implicit cost
b) Social cost
c) Private cost
d) Opportunity cost
|28. Who said that “Parliamentary democracy means one individual and one vote”?
a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) M.K. Gandhi
c) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
d) Sardar Patel
|29. Division of labour is a concept advocated by
|30. Which one of the following is not a direct determinant of demand?
c) Price of the commodity
|31. Which article empowers Parliament to formulate law on State List subjects?
|32. Which part of the Constitution is associated with the provisions of citizenship?
The provisions relating to citizenship upon adoption of the constitution are contained in
|33. Democratic Decentralization refers to
a) Fedral Government
b) Parliamentary Government
c) Democratic Government
d) Local Government
|34. Which one among the following was the Harappan trading station?
|35. Which of the following Directive Principles of State Policy was based on Gandhian
a) Organization of Village Panchayats
b) Equal wage for equal labour
c) Protection of labourers
d) All the above
|36. Which of the following ensures grass-root democracy in India?
a) Panchayati Raj
b) Inter-State Council
|37. What portion of actual produce was fixed as the State’s demand under the Zabti System?
Zabti System was introduced by Mughal Emperor Akbar for land revenue administration.
|38. Which among the following ended the French power in India?
a) Battle of Buxar
b) Third Carnatic War
c) Battle of Plassey
d) Battle of Wandhiwash
|39. The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through
|40. Among the following problems of developing countires, which one is not correct?
a) Low level of technological development.
b) Lack of diversification of economy.
c) High proportion of old age population.
d) Weak industrial base.
|41. Which of the following rivers flows from South to North?
|42. Which one of the following recorded the transformation of King Ashoka after the
a) Rock Edict II
b) Rock Edict IV
c) Rock Edict VI
d) Rock Edict XIII
|43. Where was the early capital of Harshavardhana?
|44. Which one is a biofertilizer?
|45. ACTH hormone is secreted from
a) Adrenal cortex
b) Adrenal medulla
c) Pituitary gland
d) Pineal body
|46. Pepsin secreting cells of gastric glands are
a) Oxyntic cells
b) Parietal cells
c) Chief cells
d) Goblet cells
|47. Which of thed following is a chromoprotien?
|48. Sieve plate is part of
|49. Hurricanes are also called ________ in Australia.
b) Willy Willy
|50. The State having largest area under waste land is
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Jammu & Kashmir
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