1. Who was the first Indian in independent India to have won a medal in an individual Olympic event ?
2. Consider the following:

  1. Badminton
  2. Bowling
  3. Golf
  4. Table Tennis
The sporting event “Singapore Open” is related to which among the above?
3. Sandy storm” is the autobiography of which among the following veteran cricketers?
4. ‘Naseem-Al-Bahr’ is a bilateral naval exercise between India and which country?
5. The Mandal Commission was constituted during the tenure of which among the following prime ministers?
6. All India Coordinated Research Project on Tropical Fruits is located at which among the following places?
7. If a High Court judgment is issued in a state’s official language ,a translation in ___________must also be made available?
8. Consider the following statements:
  1. Both HELINA & Namica are future antitank missiles of India
  2. Both HELINA and Namica are versions of Nag Missile
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
9. The color of a star indicates its________ ?
10. Which of the following metals is mostly used for filaments of electric bulbs?
11. Japanese art 'Ikebana' is related to which of the following?
12. The University of Nalanda was set up by which Gupta ruler?
13. Who was the founder of Yoga philosophy?
14. In which of the following Vedas, the priest is Brahma?
15. Shaphee Lanphee, a traditional textile fabric, is a GI product from which of the following states?
16. Which of the following is not a classical dance of India?
17. The first novel written by Sunil Gangopadhyay is
18. Which among the following is not correctly matched?
19. Nipponzon Myohoji Buddhist temple or commonly called Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupa was established by who among the following?
20. Which among the following is the oldest surviving rock-cut cave in India ?
21. Which chapter of Mahabharata deals with fruitless efforts to bring about peace between the Kurus and the Pandavas ?
22. Consider the following matches:

  1. Anurag Sagar – Kabir
  2. Sahitya-Lahiri – Surdas
  3. Vinaya Patrika – Raskhan
Which among the above is / are correct?
23. Identify the festival of India with the help of given information:

  1. It is a harvest festival.
  2. It is celebrated in the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar.
  3. King Mahabali and Lord Vishnu are revered during the festival.
Select the correct answer from options given below:
24. Consider the following statements about Vikram Era and Shaka Era?

  1. Vikram era is fifty-six or fifty-seven years later than the common era
  2. Shaka era is seventy-eight or seventy nine years earlier than the common era
  3. Both Shaka and Vikram Era are Lunar Calendars
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
25. Sitabena and Jogimara, which are known to be among world’s oldest surviving theatres, are located in which among the following states?
26. Consider the following:
1. Jain temples
2. Vaishnavite Temples
3. Saivite Temples
Which among the above, one can find at Khajuraho?
27. Consider the following:
1. Ellora
2. Elephanta
3. Aihole
4. Mahabalipuram
At which among the above places, one can find rock cut temples?
28. Consider the following pairs of paintings with states where they are practised:

  1. Thankga – Sikkim
  2. Phad – Odisha
  3. Kalighat – Himachal Pradesh
Which of the above is/are correct?
29. In which of the following states of India is located the Chiria iron ore mine complex ?
30. In which five year plan Rourkela & Durgapur Steel plants were conceived?
31. Which among the following states produces 60% Salt of India?
32. In which state is located the Jongsong Peak?
33. Which among the following plateaus in India lie between Aravali & Vindhya region?
34. Major Dhyanchand’s birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India, on which among the following dates?
35. India played its first one day international with which country and in which year?
36. The ”Marquess of Queensberry rules” is a code of generally accepted rules in which of the following sports?
37. “Prince of Wales Cup ” is related to which of the following sports?
38. Hypersonic Flight Experiment conducted by ISRO in 2016 is part of which of the following programmes?
39. The Jatropha curcas, source of inedible vegetable oil that is used to produce biofuel and which works as a carbon sink is native to which of the following regions of the world?
40. Which of the following was / were the recommendations of the Simon Commission?
1. abolition of Dyarchy
2. introduction of complete provincial autonomy
3. drastic changes in central structure
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
41. White Leghorn is a breed of which of the following?
42. In which year India’s first satellite Aryabhatta was launched?
43. What is the name of Indian’s first satellite launch vehicle?
44. Who among the following has written Ghoolamgiri?
45. What is the core objective of World Bank supported STRIVE project in India?
46. Which among the following is the largest nuclear power station of India by capacity?
47. Presence of which among the following salts in water causes “Blue Baby Syndrome”?
48. In which among the following years, Essentials Commodities act enacted?
49. In which of the following plants, you can find Leghemoglobin?
50. Which among the following states is largest producer of Coffee in India?
51. In which year state of Meghalaya came into existence?
52. From which among the following parts of a plant Cinnamon is obtained?
53. In which of the following states is located the Indian Astronomical Observatory?
54. Entomology is the science that studies
Garampani sanctuary is located at
56. Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as
FFC stands for
Fastest shorthand writer was
59. First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in
60. Habeas Corpus Act 1679
Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because
Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?
63. Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as
Gulf cooperation council was originally formed by
For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are
66. Each year World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on
Famous sculptures depicting art of love built some time in 950 AD - 1050 AD are
68. Gravity setting chambers are used in industries to remove
Guwahati High Court is the judicature of
70. Fire temple is the place of worship of which of the following religion?
71. Film and TV institute of India is located at
72. Guru Gobind Singh was
The ozone layer restricts
74. Eugenics is the study of
75. Ecology deals with
76. Filaria is caused by
77. Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) was established in
DRDL stands for
Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army ?
Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the
Coral reefs in India can be found in
For safety, the fuse wire used in the mains for household supply of electricity must be made of metal having
Golden Temple, Amritsar is India's
84. Heavy Water Project (Talcher) and Fertilizer plant (Paradeep) are famous industries of
85. Headquarters of UNO are situated at
For seeing objects at the surface of water from a submarine under water, the instrument used is
87. G-15 is an economic grouping of
Dr. Zakir Hussain was
89. Fathometer is used to measure
90. For galvanizing iron which of the following metals is used?
91. Economic goods are
92. Hockey was introduced in the Asian Games in
93. Firdausi was
94. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is at
95. During the first crusade, crusaders reached Jerusalem and captured it in
96. East Timor, which became the 191st member of the UN, is in the continent of
97. GNLF stands for
98. Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in
99. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
100. Free surface of a liquid behaves like a sheet and tends to contract to the smallest possible area due to the