200 Most Asked General Awareness Questions and Answers

General Awareness Questions with Answers:-

1. ………. Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Nanjing, Jiangsu province in China.

A) Alexa
B) Qixia
C) Qin Xia
D) Alexa

2. ………… set up the Mahatma Gandhi Sewa Ashram to rehabilitate dacoits and was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award in 2003.

A) Saatvik Baba
B) Ram Shankar
C) KK Jaitely
D) S. N. Subba Rao

3. The Saraswati Samman award for 2012 was given to ……

A) Manoj Das
B) Sunil Gangopadhyay
C) Rohit Gautam
D) None of Above

4. ………. was the 10th President of South Korea.

A) Lee Myung-bak
B) Roh Moo-hyun
C) Oh Se-hoon
D) Yoon Jeung-Hyun

5. Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2011 was given to ……………

A) Dilip Kumar
B) Kishore Kumar
C) V. K. Murthy
D) Soumitra Chatterjee

6. The professional body representing horticulturists in Great Britain and Ireland is the Institute of Horticulture (IOH).

A) True
B) False

7. The first ULIP was launched in India in …………

A) 1978 by ULIP Trust
B) 1969 by SBI
C) 1971 by Unit Trust of India
D) 1981 by ICICI Bank

8. The Saraswati Samman for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language was instituted in 1991 by the ……..

A) Radha Swamy Foundation
B) Tata Group Foundation
C) Govt. Of India
D) K. K. Birla Foundation

9. Digital Subscriber Loop is a technology that provides Internet access by transmitting digital data over the wires of a local telephone network.

A) True
B) False

10. Which of the following is a horticulture crop in India?

A) cabbage
B) brinjal
C) onion
D) tomato

Answers :
1) b, 2) d, 3) c, 4) a, 5) d, 6) a, 7) c, 8) d, 9) a, 10) a,b,c,d

1. ………….. was the first state to ban Burqa in public places.

a) Belgium
b) London
c) Illinois
d) Kerala

2. Market Economy Status was given to Vietnam by …………

a) US
c) Japan
d) India

3. Special drawing rights (SDR) is also known as

A) Paper Platinum
B) Paper Gold

4. A hard drive is a non-volatile storage.

a) True
b) False

5. Libya’s Airbus jet crashed when it tried to land in Tripoli, killing 103 people on board, most of the dutch. An 8-year-old Dutch boy was the sole survivor.

a) True
b) False

6. …………. refers to a low power mode for electronic devices such as computers, televisions, and remote controlled devices.

a) Hibernation
b) Power down
c) Sleep mode
d) Non-Awk mode

7. An additional interest rate is given on retail domestic term deposits of ……….

A) Women
B) SC / ST
C) Farmers
D) Senior citizens

8. The first SAARC summit was held in ……, Bangladesh on 7–8 December 1985.

a) Dhaka
b) Assam
c) Nepal
d) Sri Lanka

9. …………. (born April 27, 1937) was a former Union Minister and Karnataka’s Congress President.

a) Jail Singh
b) Prabhu Vicky
c) Keshav Tiwari
d) Janardhan Poojari

10. SEPA stands for ……………….

a) Super Electronic Purchase Agency
b) Single Euro Payments Area
c) Single Electronic Processing Agency
d) Single Exchange Processing Agency
e) None of these

1) a, 2) d, 3) b, 4) a, 5) a, 6) c, 7) d, 8) a, 9) d, 10) b

1. In monopolistic conditions, marketing and selling are very important in order to earn higher profits.

A) True
B) False

2. Market ………….. is dividing the market into groups of individual markets with similar wants or needs that a company divides into distinct groups which have distinct needs, wants, behavior.

A) Fragmentation
B) Sub-Division
C) Segmenting
D) Sub- Strategy

3. The ………………… The dam is a gravity dam currently under construction on the Brahmaputra River in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

A) Zangdmu
B) Zangmnu
C) Zangmu
D) Zande

4. …………… were the first formal institutions established to provide credit to rural India

A) Rural Cooperative Banks
B) Rural Banks
C) Development Banks
D) Regional Banks

5. The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) is a Naga nationalist extremist group operating in Northeast India. The main aim of the organization is to establish a sovereign state ……………

A) Nagin
B) Naval
C) Nagalim
D) Naga

6. On April 23, ………………… was arrested on corruption charges of Rs 2 crore to recognize a college in Punjab.

A) Dr. Amit Kumar
B) Dr. Katan Desai
C) Dr. S. D. Chaudhary
D) Dr. K. T. Talwar

7. The practice of building ties to customers based on a salesperson’s attention and commitment to customer needs over time is

A) Selling to Relatives
B) Tele Selling
C) Knowledge Selling
D) Relationship Selling

8. …………………………………. acquired 26 percent stake of Krishna Godavari basin of deep-sea block of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in November 2012.

a) Zenzo Exploration
b) Cosmo Company
c) Inpex Corp
d) Maruzen

9. Odisha slapped a fine of ……………… on Tata Steel for illegal mining in the month of November 2012?

A) 6000 crore rupees
B) 5000 crore rupees
C) 4000 crore rupees
D) 3000 crore rupees

10. …………………… recently tied up with ICICI Bank for launching its Mobile Payment Services.

a) Airtel
b) Idea
c) Vodafone
d) Aircel

1) b, 2) c, 3) c, 4) a, 5) c, 6) b, 7) d, 8) c, 9) a, 10) c

1. Nokia’s mobile map services in the Indian market is known as …………

a) NMaps
b) Nokia maps

2. …………. operates in 20 countries across South Asia, Africa, and the Channel Islands. In 2010, it acquired the African operations of Kuwait based Zain Telecom.

A) Vodafone
B) Bharti Airtel
C) Aircel
D) Virgin

3. Penguin Books has tied up …………….. for release of its books at the latter’s selected cafes across the country.

A) Café Coffee Day
B) Hot Millions Coffee
C) Barista Lavazza
D) None of Above

4 ………………. become the Chief Minister of a State in India third time consecutively.

a) Vishwanath Pratap Singh
b) Mamta Banerjee
c) J. Jayalalitha
d) Nitish Kumar

5 …………….. was an Indian independence activist and political leader, remembered especially for leading the opposition to Indira Gandhi in the 1970s. The airport of Patna is also named after him.

A) Devraj Pandhi
B) Saran Kumar
C) Jayaprakash Narayan
D) M K Gandhi

6 …………….. got Man Booker International Prize in 2011.

A) Philip Roth
B) Herman Roth
C) Lucy Nelson
D) Linda Samuel

7. NEFT means

A) National Emblem and Fund Token
B) Negotiated Easy Fund Transfer
C) National Economic Fund Transfer
D) National Electronic Funds Transfer

8. …………. remained under the President’s rule under President Pranab Mukherjee from 18 January,2013.

A) West Bengal
B) Karnataka
C) Jharkhand
D) Orissa

9. During the April-June 2010 period, Personal computer sales in India touched ________units.

a) 2.69 million
b) 2.37 million
c) 4.76 million
d) 3.25 million

10. Which of the following is/was not an Airline in India

A) Club One
B) Air India Regional
C) GoAir
D) Club All

1) d, 2) b, 3) c, 4) d, 5) c, 6) a, 7) d, 8) c, 9) b, 10) d

1. On 1 November 1956, the state of Kerala was formed by the States Reorganisation Act merging the Malabar district,
The state of Kerala was formed on ………

A) 1 November 1956
B) 1 November 1966
C) 1 November 1952
D) 1 November 1949

2. Banda Singh Bahadur (1670–1716), a military commander, was also known by the name of

A) Hira Lal
B) Hira Gupta
C) Laxman Das Bhardwaj
D) Laxman Das Gupta

3. Which of the following city is not in Punjab.

A) Amritsar
B) Ambala
C) Jalandhar
D) Ludhiana

4. …………. also categorized as a wetland, is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala,

A) Jhelum
B) Punnamadda
C) Munroethuruth
D) Sasathamkotta Lake

5. Godavari river originates near Trimbak in Nashik District of Maharashtra state.

A) True
B) False

6. In the 2009 general elections, the Congress party emerged as the single largest party (in the Lok Sabha) with ………. of its candidates getting elected to the 543-member house.

A) 204
B) 205
C) 206
D) 207

7. A Union Territory, unlike the states of India, which have their own elected governments, is ruled directly by the …………………

A) President of India
B) Central government
C) State government
D) Federal government

8. Shri Dharma Sastha temple is a Hindu temple located in ……., India.

A) Tamil Nadu
B) Kerala
C) Port Blair
D) Calcutta

9. The law created by a legislature is called ……………..

A) Common law
B) Statutory law
C) Civil law
D) Socialist law

10. In 1966, during Indian states reorganization, the Lakshadweep islands were organized into a separate union territory for administrative purposes.

A) True
B) False

1) a, 2) c, 3) b, 4) d, 5) a, 6) c, 7) , 8) b, 9) b, 10) b


1. The slogan of “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” (“Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer”) was given by ……

A) Lal Bahadur Shastri
B) Mahatma Gandhi
C) Jawahar Lal Nehru
D) Lala Lajpat

2. The India Today (an Indian English language weekly magazine) was established in ………, by VV Purie owner of Thompson Press.

A) 1973
B) 1974
C) 1975
D) 1976

3. Indira Gandhi was the ………. Prime Minister of India.

A) Sixth
B) Fifth
C) Fourth
D) Third

4. S. H. Kapadia was sworn in as the Chief Justice of India by the President Pratibha Patil on ……….

A) 29 Sep 2012
B) 12 May 2010
C) 12 May 2009
D) 29 Sep 2011

5. The newspaper “The Hindu” was founded in Madras on …………….. as a weekly by four law students.

A) 23 September 1878
B) 22 September 1878
C) 21 September 1878
D) 20 September 1878

6. The 2008 Mumbai attacks ……….. was the only attacker who was captured alive.

A) Umar Muhammad
B) Ajmal Kasab
C) David Headley
D) Ajmal Kasab

7. Manmohan Singh is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term.

A) True
B) False

8. …………. is one of the architects of the Rs 1 per kg rice scheme announced by the Kiran Kumar Reddy government recently, in Andhra Pradesh.

A) Kumar Mangalam
B) NK Tripathi
C) Chandrababu Naidu
D) Sridhar Babu

9. In contrast with a state’s Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly), the Legislative Council is a permanent body and can be dissolved.

A) True
B) False

10. ………., a senior Congress MLA, won as MLA in the last 2009 general elections in a tough contest by defeating his once aide turned rival Putta Madhu of the erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) by a margin of over 13000 votes.

A) T K Patil
B) Sridhar Babu
C) Sri Ram Gupta
D) T N Sharma

1) a, 2) c, 3) d, 4) b, 5) d, 6) b, 7) a, 8) d, 9) b, 10) b

1. In August 1982, Bhindranwale and the ………. launched the Dharam Yudh Morcha.

A) Congress
B) Akali Dal

2. Panipat Refinery is an oil refinery located in …… village, Panipat, India.

A) Bhadai
B) Majra
C) Jind
D) Baholi

3. President’s Rule was imposed in Jharkhand (a state in eastern India) on ……, 2013.

A) January 18
B) January 19
C) January 20
D) January 21

4. Jamshedpur is the first planned industrial city of India, founded by the late ……….. It is also known as Steel City or TataNagar.

A) Jamshedji Wasabi
B) Jamshedji Jhunjhunwala
C) Jamshedji Nusserwanj
D) Jamshedji Narrerwanj

5. ……………. was conferred with Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award in the year 2012 by President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

A) Deepika Kumari
B) Deepika Popat
C) Deepika Sahai
D) Deepika Ghai

6. Indian Oil Corporation Limited, or IndianOil, is an Indian …….. oil and gas corporation with its headquarters in New Delhi.

A) center-owned
B) state-owned
C) Public-owned
D) Private-owned

7. Haryana state in India was formed on …………..

A) 1 November 1965
B) 1 November 1966
C) 1 November 1967
D) 1 November 1968

8. PSU companies are divided into three categories: Maharatna, Navratna, Miniratna CPSEs.

A) True
B) False

9. ………….. first novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes was shortlisted for the 2008’s Guardian First Book Award and also longlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

A) Salman Rushdie
B) Mohammed Khalid
C) Meera Nair
D) Mohammed Hanifs

10. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee is the ……… President of India, in office since July 2012.

A) 11th
B) 12th
C) 13th
D) 14th

1) b, 2) d, 3) a, 4) c, 5) a, 6) b, 7) b, 8) a, 9) d, 10) c

1. The former name of Grand Trunk Road was …….

A) UttaraPatha
B) Shah Rah-e-Azam
C) Sadak-e-Azam
D) Badshahi Sadak
E) All of Above

2. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development bank in India having headquarters based in ………..

A) New Delhi
B) Mumbai
C) Hyderabad
D) Bangalore

3. The RBI is not a member bank of the Asian Clearing Union.

A) True
B) False

4. Notable coal-mining areas in India include:

A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Haryana
D) Jharkhand

5. ……………. is the 22nd and current Governor of Reserve Bank of India, serving under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

A) S. Jagannathan
B) M. M layer
C) Duvvuri Subbarao
D) None of Above

6. …………was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal in India

A) Bidhan Chandra Roy
B) Buddhadeb Bhattacharya
C) Jyoti Basu
D) Mamata Banerjee

7. The concept of IITs was first introduced in a report in the year 1945 by …………., then a member of Education on Viceroy’s Executive Council.

A) Sh. R. M. Sharma
B) Sh. K. K. Boparai
C) Sh. P. C. Nanda
D) Sh. N. M. Sircar

8. Nabha was founded by the great-grandson of Paul in …….

A) 1753
B) 1754
C) 1755
D) 1756

9. ……….. is an Indian self-taught artist, famous for building the Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

A) Nek Chand Sharma
B) Nek Chand Saini
C) Nek Chand Sundar
D) Nek Chand Kundra

10. Bombay Stock Exchange commonly referred to as the BSE is a stock exchange located on Dalal Street, Mumbai, India. It is the ……. largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization.

A) 10th
B) 11th
C) 12th
D) 13th

1) e, 2) b, 3) b, 4) a,b,d, 5) c, 6) a, 7) d, 8) c, 9) b, 10) a

1. Which of the following is the Sarala Puraskar awardee:

A) Hrusikesh Dhall
B) Hrusikesh Gupta
C) Hrusikesh Panda
D) Hrusikesh Sharma

2. The longest women’s tennis match (by time) took place at a tournament in ……….. in 1984, when Vicki Nelson took 6 hours, 31 minutes to defeat Jean Hepner 6–4, 7–6(11–9).

A) Seattle
B) Richmond
C) Las Vegas
D) San Diego

3. ……… is a third generation “Fire-and-forget” anti-tank missile developed in India by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

A) Nagesh
B) Nag
C) Aag
D) Nishana

4. ………. is a Hindu folk–the deity of Rajasthan in India. He was a Rajput ruler of the fourteenth century, said to have miraculous powers who devoted his life for the upliftment of poor people of the society, and revivalism of Hinduism (which were marginalized by invaders).

A) Ramdeo Pir
B) Krishna
C) layer Guru
D) Raja Jadeja

5. ………. is a city and a municipality located in Jaisalmer district in India. It served as the test site for India’s first underground nuclear weapon detonation.

A) Ramsinghpur
B) Mundawar
C) Hamirgarh
D) Pokhran

6. Indira Awaas Yojana (1985) was related to

A) Housing for the rural poor
B) Rice for the rural poor
C) Wheat for the rural poor
D) Farming for the rural poor

7. The postal service is under the ……………., which is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Government of India.

A) Department of Communication
B) Department of Affairs
C) Department of Posts
D) Department of Service

8. ……………………… would give an opportunity to the income tax/ wealth tax defaulters to disclose their undisclosed income at the prevailing tax rates. This scheme was launched on June 18, 1997


9. The …………….. of India is an authority, established by the Constitution of India under Chapter V, who audits all receipts and expenditure of the Government of India and the state governments.


10. Who among the following was chief ‘justice of India and was also the sixth Vice-President of India?

A) Raja Ram Kumar
B) V. V Giri
C) Mohammad Hidayatullah
D) C.K Pradhan

1) c, 2) b, 3) b, 4) a, 5) d, 6) a, 7) c, 8) a, 9) a, 10) c

1. The current CAG of India is ………., who was appointed on 21 May 2013. He is the 12th CAG of India.

A) Shashi Kumari Bhalla
B) Jyoti Mishra
C) Shashi Kant Sharma
D) R. N. Sharma

2. A ……… is a written document prepared by police organizations in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Japan when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offense.


3. The …………… is an agency within the United States Department of State charged with investigating and creating programs to prevent human trafficking both within the United States and internationally.

A) Office to JMP and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)
B) Office to Jeopardy and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)
C) Office to Joint and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)
D) Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)

4. Sunil Gavaskar held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by ………. in December 2005.

A) Rahul Dravid
B) M. S Dhoni
C) Sachin Tendulkar
D) Yuvraj Singh

5. The highest post office in the world is in ………. Himachal Pradesh, India at a height of 15,500 ft.

A) Rohtang Pass
B) Manali
C) Shimla
D) Hikkim

6. …………… The largest cricket stadium in India and second-largest in the world by seating capacity, it is widely acknowledged to be the most iconic cricket stadium in India. …… has been called “cricket’s answer to the Colosseum”.

A) Eden Gardens
B) Feroz Shah Kotla
C) Wankhede Stadium
D) JSCA International Cricket Stadium

7. ………….. is a cricket franchise representing Kolkata in the Indian Premier League and owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s company Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership.

A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Kolkata Knight Riders
C) Mumbai Indians
D) Rajasthan Royals

8. ………… was the Parliamentary Affairs Minister of India in the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh until October 27, 2005, when he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

A) Farooq Abdullah
B) Sheikh Abdullah
C) Ghulam Nabi Azad
D) None of Above

9. The …………………… Party is a state political party in Jammu and Kashmir (founded in 1999) by the former Union Home Minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.

A) National Conference
B) Indian National Congress
C) Jammu and Kashmir National Conference
D) Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic

200. The Vice President of India is the second-highest office in India, after the President.

A) True
B) False

1) c, 2) b, 3) d, 4) c, 5) d, 6) a, 7) b, 8) c, 9) d, 200) a