Guru Arjan Sahib Ji dictated Guru Granth Sahib Ji to ...

(A) Bhai Gurdas Ji

(B) Bhai Nand Lal Ji

L-Dopa alleviates the symptoms of what disease?

(A) Parkinson's

(B) Alzheimer's

Which of the following products of Google were discontinued?

(A) Google Video

(B) Google Earth

Which of the following companies on 29 March 2011 signed an agreement to acquire Royal Dutch Shell's Stanlow refinery in NorthWest England for $350 million?

(A) Essar Energy

(B) Clenergen Corporation

When were Goa, Diu and Daman annexed into the Indian Union ?

(A) 1961 A.D.

(B) 1951 A.D.

Which magazine was edited by Samuel Coleridge with Sara Hutchinson in 1809-1810?

(A) The Friend

(B) Friendly Neighbor

Calorie value is the least of the following materials -

(A) Coal gas

(B) Producer gas

(C) Steam fiery gas

Which tennis player won the third edition of the Serbian Open on 1 May 2011 by defeating Spaniard Feliciano Lopez?

(A) Novak Djokovic

(B) Roger Federer

Which music legend was born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota?

(A) Bob Dylan

(B) Bruce Springsteen

Stainless steel is an example of

(A) A metallic compound

(B) A homogeneous mixture

Which was the first National News Agency of India ?

(A) The Associated Press of India

(B) The Free Press of India

Who has become the first Indian to win two medal in a Shooting World Cup?

(A) Gagan Narang

(B) Abhinav Bindra

A Temple in India was given a name “Black Pagoda” by Portugese. Which temple we are talking of

(A) Konark Sun Temple

(B) Trayambkeshwar

In 2007-08, Enrolment rate for Muslim children increased to

(A) 10·49%

(B) 9·39%

But you don’t look _______ time keepers.

(A) in

(B) into

(C) at

The oldest Indian language is ?

(A) Tamil

(B) Telugu

(C) Punjabi

___ the eggs in a large bowl.

(A) Add

(B) Beat

Who among the following is associated with the discovery of rings of Saturn?

(A) Galileo

(B) Newton

Any member of the public or group of people may approach the court , on behalf of the aggrieved persons for protection of his fundamental rights. This is called ________?

(A) Doctrine of public interest litigation

(B) Doctrine of Severability

Which of these prizes did Jhumpa Lahiri win for her novel 'Interpreter of Maladies'?

(A) Pulitzer

(B) Booker

The White Lotus rebellion occurred in which country?

(A) Indonesia

(B) China

When did the first oil crisis/ energy crisis occur in India?

(A) During 1950's and 1960's

(B) During 1970's and 1980's

As we all know the Human Development Index (HDI) is an index of social performance in a single composite index. It is an indication of—

(A) disparity reduction rate, human resource development rate and the composite index.

(B) longevity, education and living standard

Nautical mile is a unit of distance used in

(A) navigation

(B) road mile

Who created the first Portable Computer ?

(A) Adam Osborne

(B) Charles Babbage

(C) Tim Berners-Lee

The committee of the Norwegian Parliament awards the prize for

(A) Economics

(B) Peace

(C) Medicine

(D) All of the above

In which of the following activities silicon carbide is used?

(A) cutting very hard substances

(B) Making casts for statues

Quartz crystals normally used in quartz clocks etc. is chemically

(A) silicon dioxide

(B) sodium silicate

Where will you be _____________ during your week-long vacation? In a hotel downtown? You can find some great accommodations there.

(A) staying

(B) shopping

What sort of animal is Beatrix Potter's "Mrs Tiggywinkle"?

(A) Hedehog

(B) Rabbit

Which Arab country fought a war with Iran from 1980 to 1988?

(A) Saudi Arabia

(B) Libya

(C) Iraq

Shiv Kumar Sharma is well known for his performance in

(A) Flute

(B) Santoor

The architecture of the city of Cochin in Kerala reflects the influence of...?

(A) The British

(B) The Portuguese

(C) The Dutch

(D) All of the above

Who was the first asian to receive Nobel Prize in economics?

(A) Amartya Sen

(B) Srinivasa Ramanujam

How do we denote the number 42 in Roman numerals?




John said he’d been working in the office for an hour, _______ was true.

(A) this

(B) which

We had a party last month. It was a lot of fun. Let's have ______ one this month.

(A) other

(B) another

Which company unsuccessfully launched a soap under the brand Protex in India?

(A) Hindustan Lever

(B) Colgate Palmolive

While E-mailing we use a shortcut key "PDS". What does it denote?

(A) Please Dont See

(B) Please Dont Shout

Which among the following is Tibetan Buddhism?

(A) Kangyur

(B) Theravada

Who was the wicket keeper of Royal Challengers Banglore in 2008?

(A) Kumar Sangakara

(B) Mark Boucher

Gayatri devi who recently passed away was third Maharani of ______?

(A) Amer
(B) Jaipur
(C) Cooch Behar

The 17 economies of the world which make Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, constitute what fraction of Global Economy ?

(A) 80 %
(B) 85 %
(C) 90 %

Recently US president Barack Obama officially announced the launch of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in L'Aquila Italy July 2009. What is the number of member countries of this forum?

(A) 12
(B) 14
(C) 17

Revenue deficit is seen 4.8 percent of GDP in the recently presented Union Budget. What is the Revenue Deficit amount in Rupees ?

(A) 4.01 trillion rupees
(B) 2.83 trillion rupees
(C) 3.25 trillion rupees

India's exports make what fraction of India's Economy ?

(A) 8 %
(B) 16 %
(C) 24 %

Recently India's Foreign Minster S M Krishna inaugurated a new chancery building of the Indian embassy which country ?

(A)United States
(B)South Korea

Recently while presenting the budget government said economic growth slowed to 6.7 percent in 2008/09 from year-earlier 9.0 percent. This is the slowest growth in last ____ ?

(A) 4 years
(B) 6 years
(C) 10 years

Recently Majuli, which is the world's largest river island was affected by a flood. In which state is it located ?

(A) Assam
(B) West Bengal
(C) Bihar

Which among the following was NOT a recommendation in the economic survey for the financial sector?

(A) Introduce/allow repo, derivatives in corporate debt
(B) Introduce exchange-traded derivatives such as interest rate swaps
(C) Reduce FDI limits for Banks

In the economic survey presented ahead of Budget , what fraction of foreign equity share in Insurance Business was recommended?

(A) 100 %
(B) 51 %
(C) 49 %

The finance ministry of India recently said in its annual economic survey that India needs to end controls on prices of petrol and diesel to curb fuel demand. What is India's India's rank in Asia in the oil consumption?

(A) First
(B) Second
(C) Third

India's cabinet recently approved the proposal to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement CEPA comprising six pacts viz. trade in goods, trade facilitation and custom cooperation, trade in services and investment with which country ?

(A) United States
(B) Egypt
(C) South Korea

Admiral Gorshkov which was recently in news has been renamed as _______?

(A) INS Vikramaditya
(B) INS Arihant
(C) INS Vikrant

Who has recently assumed charge as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting?

(A) Raghu Menon
(B) Jawahar Sircar
(C) V. Thulasidas
(D) Rahul Gandhi

Recently we read in the newspapers that scientists have discovered that Soay sheep of Scotland are on average 5 percent smaller than 25 years ago. Which among the following is the most probable reasons for this according to the scientists?

(A) Mutation
(B) Adaptation
(C) Climate Change


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