UPSC NDA and NA General Awareness Solved Exam Question Paper

Q1. Which one of the following dynasties was associated with Gandhara School of Art?
(a) Chalukyas
(b) Guptas
(c) Kushanas
(d) Mauryas

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Q2. Where did Gautam Buddha give his first sermon?
(a) Gaya
(b) Rajgriha
(c) Sarnath
(d) Sanchi

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Q3. Mushika Vamsba, written by Atula in the eleventh century gives an account of the dynasty which ruled a part of a modern Indian State. Which State is this?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Kerala
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Orissa

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Q4. Which of the following rulers checked Harshavardhana’s expedition in South India?
(a) Pulakesin I
(b) Pulakesin II
(c) Vikramaditya I
(d) Vikramaditya II

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Q5. Who was the Delhi Sultan when the threat of invasion by Mongols under Changez Khan loomed over India?
(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Jalaluddin Khalji
(d) Alauddin Khalji

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Q6. Who fought the Battle of Waihand?
(a) Anandapala and Mahmud Ghazni
(b) Jayapala and Muhammad Ghori
(c) Prithviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori
(d) Jaichandra and Bakhtiyar Khalji

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Q7. Which of the following Mughal emperors spent a greater part of his reign to overthrow the Deccan Kingdoms?
(a) Akbar
(b) Jahangir
(c) Shahjahan
(d) Aurangzeb

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Q8. Who issued Firman granting Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the English?
(a) Ahmad Shah
(b) Bahadur Shah
(c) Farrukh Siyar
(d) Shah Alam II

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Q9. Which one of the following Acts introduced communal electorate in India?
(a) Indian Councils Act, 1861
(b) Indian Councils Act, 1892
(c) Indian Councils Act, 1909
(d) Government of India Act, 1935

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Q10. Consider the following statements:
I. The East India Company for the first time through the Charter Act of 1813, adopted a provision to spend one lakh rupees per annum for the spread of education of India.
II. The Wood’s Dispatch of 1854 recommended the establishment of one university each in Calcutta, Bombay and Madras on the model of the London University.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II

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Q11. Who founded the Fort William College at Calcutta?
(a) Lord Cornwallis
(b) Lord Ellenborough
(c) Lord Macaulay
(d) Lord Wellesley

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Q12. Where was the first Peasant Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi?
(a) Bardoli
(b) Dandi
(c) Champaran
(d) Wardha

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Q13. Who among the following was a founder of the Punjab Naujawan Bharat Sabha in 1926?
(a) Lala Lajpat Rai
(b) Sardar Bhagat Singh
(c) Lala Hardyal
(d) Sohan Singh Bakhna

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Q14. Consider the following statements:
I. The Indian National congress was formed during the Viceroyalty of Lord Dufferin.
II. The first President of the Indian National Congress was Woomesh Chandra Banerji.
III. The first session of the Indian National Congress was held in Calcutta.
IV. In the first session of the Indian National Congress some Government officials were also present.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) I, II and III only
(b) I, II and IV only
(c) III and IV only
(d) I, II, III and IV

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Q15. Consider the following statements:
I. The President of India cannot appoint a person as Prime Minister if he/she is not a member of either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha.
II. The candidate for the office of Prime Minister must have the support of the majority members of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II

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Q16. Consider the following statement:
I. It is on the advice of the Speaker of Lok Sabha that the President of India summons and prorogues Parliament and dissolves Lok Sabha.
II. The resignation of the Prime Minister means the resignation of the entire Council of Ministers.
III. A vote of confidence against one Minister in Lok Sabha means the vote of confidence against the entire Council of Ministers.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) I and II only
(b) II and III only
(c) I and III only
(d) I, II and III

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Q17. ‘Boston Tea Party’ is associated with which one of the following?
(a) French Revolution
(b) American Revolution
(c) English Revolution
(d) Russian Revolution

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Q18. Rousseau’s study greatly contributed to which one of the following?
(a) Glorious Revolution in England
(b) American War of Independence
(c) Bolshevik Revolution in Russia
(d) French Revolution

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Q19. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
UN Organization Headquarters
(a) UNESCO : Geneva
(b) IMF : Paris
(c) ILO : Washington
(d) UNIDO : Vienna

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Q20. Recently, India has made a hug investment is Sakhalin-1 Oilfield. Where is it located?
(a) Indonesia
(b) Russia
(c) Sudan
(d) Vietnam

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Q21. Consider the following statements with reference to doldrums:
I. Doldrums comprise the equatorial belt of low atmospheric pressure.
II. The trade winds converge at doldrums. .
III. There is strong upward movement of air in doldrums.
IV. Doldrums are characterized by turbulent weather.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) I, and II only
(b) III and IV only
(c) I, II and III only
(d) I, II, III and IV

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Q22. Which one among the following is nearest to the Topic of Cancer?
(a) Patna
(b) Ranchi
(c) Rourkela
(d) Varanasi

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Q23. Match List I (Type of Rocks) with List II (Example) and select the correct answer using the code given below the List:
List I List II
(Type of Rocks) (Example)
I. Igneous Rocks (A) Basalt and Granite
II. Metamorphic Rocks (B) Limestone and Sandstone
III. Sedimentary Rocks (C) Marble and Quartzite
Codes:
(a) I-A, II-B, III-C
(b) I-A, III-B, II-C
(c) I-B, II-C, III-A
(d) I-C, II-A, III-B

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Q24. Match List I (Volcano) with List II (Country) and select the correct answer using the code given below the List:
List I List II
(Volcano) (Country)
I. Semeru (A) Indonesia
II. Cotopaxi (B) Ecuador
III. Etna (C) Italy
IV. Kilimanjaro (D) Kenya
(E) India
Codes:
(a) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D
(b) I-C, II-D, III-E, IV-B
(c) I-A, II-D, III-C, IV-B
(d) I-C, II-B, III-E, IV-D

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Q25. The ‘Agulhas’ water current flows through which one of the following oceans?
(a) Souch Atlantic Ocean
(b) North Atlantic Ocean
(c) Indian Ocean
(d) North Pacific Ocean

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Q26. Consider the following statements:
I. Rainfall in the doldrums is of convectional type.
II. In China type climate, rainfall occurs throughout the year.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II

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Q27. In which one of the following regions of the world, are the grasslands called
Campo found?
(a) Brazil
(b) China
(c) Eurasia
(d) North America

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Q28. In India, in which one of the following areas are the tropical evergreen forests found?
(a) The Western Ghats
(b) The Eastern Ghats
(c) The Western Himalaya
(d) The Central Himalaya

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Q29. Match List I (Location) with List II (Industry) and select the correct answer using the code given below the List:
List I List II
(Location) (Industry)
I. Moradabad (A) Cotton Textile Industry
II. Mathura (B) Iron and Steel Industry
III. Salem (C) Oil Refinery
IV. Coimbatore (D) Copper and Brass Industry
Codes:
(a) I-D, II-C, III-B, IV-A
(b) I-D, II-B, III-C, IV-A
(c) I-A, II-C, III-B, IV-D
(d) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D

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Q30. Match List I (Atomic Power Plant) with List II (State) and select the correct
answer using the code given below the list:
List I List II
(Atomic Power Plant) (State)
I. Kalpakkam (A) Karnataka
II. Narora (B) Madhya Pradesh
III. Rawatbhata
(C) Maharashtra
IV. Tarapur
(D) Rajasthan
(E) Tamil Nadu
(F) Uttar Pradesh
Codes:
(a) I-A, II-F, III-D, IV-B
(b) I-A, II-D, III-F, IV-B
(c) I-E, II-F, III-D, IV-C
(d) I-E, II-D, III-B, IV-A

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Q31. In the map given below four thermal power plants are marked as A, B, C and D and their names are given in the list. Match them and select the correct answer using the code given below the list:
List
I. Balimela
II. Koradi
III. Ramagundam
IV. Talcher
Codes:
(a) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D
(b) I-A, II-C, III-D, IV-B
(c) I-D, II-A, III-C, IV-B
(d) I-D, II-C, III-B, IV-A

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Q32. Match List I (Place of Economic Importance) with List II (State) and select the correct answer using the code given below the List:
List I List II
(Place of Economic Importance) (State)
I. Alwaye (A) Gujarat
II. Kaiga (B) Jharkhand
III. Giridih (C) Karnataka
IV. Kakrapar (D) Kerala
Codes:
(a) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D
(b) I-A, II-C, III-B, IV-D
(c) I-D, II-B, III-C, IV-A
(d) I-D, II-C, III-B, IV-A

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Q33. Match List I (Town) with List II(Factory/Plant) and select the correct answer using the code given below the List:
List I List II
(Town) (Factory/Plant)
I. Namrup (A) Aluminium Plant
II. Visakhapatnam (B) Steel Plant
III. Perambur (C) Fertilizer Plant
IV. Renukoot (D) Integral Coach Factory
Codes:
(a) I-A, II-B, III-D, IV-C
(b) I-A, II-D, III-B, IV-C
(c) I-C, II-B, III-D, IV-A
(d) I-C, II-D, III-B, IV-A

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Q34. Which one of the following towns is well-known for its aluminium industry?
(a) Coimbatore
(b) Koraput
(c) Ranchi
(d) Rourkerla

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Q35. At which one of the following towns do National Highway Nos. 6 and 7 cross
each other?
(a) Bhopal
(b) Gwalior
(c) Jhansi
(d) Nagpur

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Q36. As per the census of 2001, which one of the following is the correct sequence of
states in descending order of their population?
(a) Andhra Pradesh—Karnataka—Tamil Nadu
(b) Andhra Pradesh—Tamil Nadu—Karnataka
(c) Karnataka—Tamil Nadu—Andhra Pradesh
(d) Tamil Nadu—Andhra Pradesh—Karnataka

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Q37. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
Town River
(a) Bharuch : Narmada
(b) Surat : Tapi
(c) Vijayawada : Krishna
(d) Visakhapatnam : Godavari

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Q38. In which one of the following States is Zojila Pass located?
(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Jammu and Kashmir
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Sikkim

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Q39. Match List I (Town) with List II (River) and select the correct answer using the code given below the List:
List I List II
(Town) (River)
I. Nanded (A) Godavari
II. Nellore (B) Tungbhadra
III. Hospet (C) Musi
IV. Hyderabad (D) Penneru
Codes:
(a) I-A, II-D, III-B, IV-C
(b) I-A, II-B, III-D, IV-C
(c) I-C, II-D, III-B, IV-A
(d) I-C, II-B, III-D, IV-A

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Q40. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
I. Hirakud Reservoir : Sambalpur
II. Ukai Reservoir : Amravati
III. Tawa Reservoir : Pachmarhi
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) I only
(b) II and III only
(c) I and III only
(d) I, II and III

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Q41. What is the nickname of the recently discovered planet in our solar system?
(a) Diana
(b) Mona
(c) Tina
(d) Xena

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Q42. Who is Benjamin Carson who was recently in the news?
(a) The World Bank expert to examine the dispute on Bhaglihar Hydro Project
(b) The new US Ambassador to India
(c) The neuro-surgeon who separated the conjoined twins
(d) Recipient of Jamnalal Bajaj Award for promoting Gandhian Values outside India.

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Q43. In the 52nd National Film Awards, whom did the President of India confer the
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration?
(a) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(b) D.Rama Naidu
(c) Shyam Benegal
(d) Yash Chopra

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Q44. Where is Baikonur Cosmodrome located?
(a) Belarus
(b) Kazakhstan
(c) Russia
(d) Ukraine

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Q45. What is Shenzhou VI, that was recently in the news?
(a) A Chinese new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
(b) A Chinese manned spacecraft to orbit the earth
(c) A Taiwanese indigenously developed satellite
(d) A North Korean missile fitted with nuclear warheads

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Q46. Which one of the following plants yields bio-diesel or bio-fuel?
(a) Hevea braziliensis
(b) Jatropha curcas
(c) Juniperus verginiana
(d) Parthenium argentatum

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Q47. Which country won the Hockey Champions Trophy held in Chennai in December 2005?
(a) The Netherlands
(b) Australia
(c) Germany
(d) Spain

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Q48. Anup Sridhar, a well-known sports-person, is associated with which one of the following games/sports?

(a) Badmintion
(b) Shooting
(c) Table Tennis
(d) Boxing

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Q49. Who among the following is well-known as a sportsperson in shooting?
(a) Shikha Tandon
(b) Soudaminee Gavankar
(c) Arjun Murlitharna
(d) Rehan Poncha

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