November 13, 2012 5 Comments
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2012
(Recruitment of Lower Division Clerks and Data Entry Operators)
Solved GK Paper held on 4th November 2012 (Morning Shift)
|1. Who are the price-takers under Perfect Competition?
|2. Open market operation rfers to:
a) borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI
b) borrowing by scheduled banks to industry and trade
c) purchase and sale of government securities
d) deposit mobilisation
|3. An employment situation where the marginal productivity of agricultural labour is zero
is known as:
a) Structural unemployment
b) Seasonal unemployment
c) Cyclical unemployment
d) Disguised unemployment
|4. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the Indian Economy?
a) low per capita income
b) primacy of agriculture
c) balance between heavy industry and wage goods.
d) population pressure
|5. Who said in the Constituent Assembly that the Directive Principles of the State Policy are
like a “Cheque on a bank payable at the convenience of the bank”?
a) K.T. Shah
b) K.M. Munshi
c) B.R. Ambedkar
|6. Term ‘Federal’ has been used in the Indian Constituion in:
b) Part III
c) Article 368
d) Nowhere in the Constitution
|7. Which of the following is associated with panchayati Raj?
a) Shah Commission -> to look into Mining Scam
b) Nanavati Commission -> to look into Gujarat riots
c) Balwant Rai Committee
d) Liberhan Commission -> to look into Babri masjid case
|8. Which schedule of the Indian Constitution prescribes distribution of seats in Rajya Sabha?
a) 3rd schedule
b) 4th schedule
c) 5th schedule
d) 6th schedule
|9. Which one of the following items comes under the Concurrent List?
a) Inter-State rivers
b) Trade Unions
d) Local Government
|10. Which Amendment of the Constituion deals with Political defections?
|11. When and by whom were the Asokan inscriptions deciphered for the first time?
a) 1810 – Harry Smith
b) 1787 – John Tower
c) 1825 – Charles Metcalfe
d) 1837 – James Prinsep
|12. Amuktamalyada is the work of:
a) Allasani Peddana
b) Krishnadeva Raya
|13. The use of which of the following regional laguages was popularised by the Bhakti
|14. The Manasbdari system was introduced by
b) Shah Jahan
In 1595-96, the Mughal Emperor Akbar introduced the Mansabdari System in the Mughal army
|15. Which of the following was created by the ‘Pitt’s India Act’?
a) Court of Directors
b) Board of Control
c) Board of Revenue
d) Standing Council
|16. When granite rocks get metamorphosed, they change into:
|17. Spot the odd item in the following:
a) Dead sea
b) Red sea
c) Black sea
d) Caspian sea
|18. Earth received heat from the sun is known as:
a) Thermal radiation
c) Infrared heat
d) Solar radiation
Insolation is the solar radiation that reaches the earth’s surface. It is measured by the amount
|19. Which one of the following is a raw material oriented industry?
a) Ship building
b) Sugar industry
c) Petroleum refinery
d) Light engineering industry
Crude oil is the basic raw material upon which all refinery processes are founded.
|20. Which country is the largest producer of wool?
Australia is the leading producer of wool which is mostly from Merino sheep.
|21. Which enzyme is obtained from Red gram?
|22. Longest cell in human body is
a) Muscle cell
b) Blood cell
c) Bone cell
d) Nerve cell
|23. Which part of the plant is used as ‘saffron’?
d) Style and Stigma
|24. Grave’s disease is caused due to:
a) hyperactivity of thymus
b) hyperactivity of thyroid
c) hypoactivity of thymus
d) hypoactivity of thyroid
|25. Which one of the folllowing is called the primary pace maker of the heart?
a) S.A. Node
b) A.V. Node
c) Chordae tendinae
d) A.V. Septum
|26. Chiropterophily means:
a) production of leaves
b) production of flowers
c) pollination by wind
d) pollination by bat
|27. A radioactive substance has a half-life of four months. Three-fourth of the substance
will decay in:
a) 6 months
b) 8 months
c) 12 months
d) 4 months
|28. Red light is used in traffic signal for stopping the traffic because:
a) It is visible even to longsighted people
b) eye is more sensitive to red light
c) it is least scattered and hence can be easily noticed from long distance
d) it is very pleasant to the eye.
|29. The property which is seen in light wave but not in sound wave is:
|30. The indentions on CDs and DVDs are called:
CD data is represented as tiny indentations known as “pits”, encoded in a spiral track
The data indentations on a DVD are smaller than those on a CD, this is the main reason
|31. Programs which protect a disk from an infection are called as:
d) Library routines
Usually in computer world, the term ‘Antidotes’ is not used when discussing computer viruses.
|32. CPU performance is often measured in :
d) Band rate
Clock speed is the rate at which a processor can complete a processing cycle. It is typically
measured in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz).
|33. Caustic soda is:
|34. Which one among the following is a solid lubricant?
Graphite and Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) are the most frequently used inorganic solid lubricants.
|35. A white solid ‘A’ on heating gives off a gas which turns lime water milky. The residue
is yellow when hot but turn white on colling. The solid A is:
a) Zinc sulphate
b) Zinc carbonate
c) Lead sulphate
d) Lead carbonate
|36. Suspended colloidal particles in the water can be removed by the process of:
|37. The acid rain destroys the vegetation because it contains:
c) Carbon monoxide
d) Sulphuric acid
|38. Iron and manganese are removed in water by the process of:
d) Lime-soda treatment
Oxidation/filtration refers to precipitative processes that are designed to remove naturally
occurring iron and manganese from water.
|39. Which of the following is strongest coagulant?
a) Magnesium sulphate
b) Zinc chloride
c) Aluminimum chloride
d) Barium chloride
|40. Activated sludge treatment is called:
a) Chemical treatment
b) Preliminary treatment
c) Biological treatment
d) Pre treatment
The treatment of wastewater by suspended growth biological treatment is known
|41. Roger Federer won the seventh Wimbledon title in 2012. In which year, he won the
sixth Wimledon title?
|42. To promote and popularise which game in India, another Indian League Tournament
was launched in 2011 on the lines of IPL?
b) Volley Ball
d) Basket Ball
|43. How many cricketers, who have represented India in test matches, are presently
Lok Sabha members?
- Mohammed Azharuddin won the Lok Sabha election in 2009 from Moradabad (UP) and
|44. Which one of the following African countries is not a member of OPEC?
d) South Africa
|45. Which one of the following National Park/Sanctuary is not in Rajasthan?
a) Rhanthambore National Park
b) Sariska national park
c) Sambar Wildlife Sanctuary
d) Rajaji National Park -> correct : Uttarakhand
|46. Which day is observed as ‘International Day of Non-Violence’?
a) 30th January
b) 1st May
c) 2th October
d) 24th October
|47. Which country will host the next meet of CHOGAM (Commonwealth heads of
Government Meet) in 2013?
|48. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) is in:
Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education or LNIPE Gwalior is the first deemed
|49. Who is the Governor of West Bengal?
a) Margaret Alva
b) B.L. Joshi
d) Shivraj Patil
|50. The concept of ‘Carbon credit’ originated from:
a) Earth Summit, Rio-de-Janerio
b) Kyto Protocol
c) Montreal Protocol
d) None of the above
The concept of carbon credits for manufacturers originated with the Kyoto Agreement of 1997.
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