This section contains general questions about India, the purpose of the section is to test the general knowledge of the candidate about his nation.

1. Navy Day is observed on
a) Dec. 4
b) Dec. 25
c) Dec. 31
d) Jan. 1

2. National Song (Vande Mataram) was first sung on
a) 1896 session of INC
b) 1912 session of INC
c) 1927 session of INC
d) 1947 on eve of Independence

3. The shorter version of India’s National Anthem has a playing time of
a) 12 seconds
b) 15 seconds
c) 20 seconds
d) 26 seconds

4. The inscription of India’s National Emblem, “Satya Meva Jayte” is a quotation from
a) Gandhijis writings
b) Nehru’s Speeches
c) Mundak Upnishad
d) None of these.

5. Tiger was adopted as National Animal in
a) Nov. 1970
b) Nov. 1972
c) Dec. 1974
d) Oct. 1980

6. There are how many languages and dialects used in India.
a) < 100
b) between 100 to 500
c) between 500 to 1000
d) > 1000

7. Post Office Day in India is celebrated observed on
a) 9 th October
b) 19th August
c) 5h April
d) 28th February

8. BJP as a major party has won how many in general elections in Indian History.
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

9. Area wise the biggest Parliamentary Constituency in 2004 elections was
a) Ladakh (J and K)
b) Srinagar (J and K)
c) Barmer (Rajasthan)
d) Kutch (Gujrat)

10. The President of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC)
a) Farooq Abdullah
b) Omar Abdullah
c) Mohd. Ansari
d) None of these

11. The first IPS Women Officer was
a) Kiran Badi
b) Anna Chandi
c) Leila Seth
d) P.K. Thresia

12. The National Emblem of India was adopted on
a) Aug. 15, 1947
b) Jan. 26, 1950
c) Jan. 26, 1957
d) Aug. 15, 1950

13. Who composed our National Anthem?
a) Rabindranath Tagore
b) Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
c) Bankimchandra Chatterjee
d) None of these

14. When the National Anthem of India first song?
a) 1947 b) 1950
c) 1896 d) 1911

  1. The National Anthem was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on
    a) Dec. 27, 1950
    b) Aug. 15, 1947
    c) Jan 24, 1950
    d) Jan, 26, 1947
  2. How many stanzas are there in our National Anthem?
    a) Two
    b) Three
    c) Four
    d) Five
  3. What is the normal playing time of the full version of our National Anthem?
    a) 2 minutes b) 1 minute
    c) 52 seconds d) 50 seconds
  4. What is the playing time of the shorter version of our National Anthem which is played on ceremonial occasions?
    a) 1minute b) 50 seconds
    c) 30 seconds d) 20 seconds
  5. Which among the following is India’s National song?
    a) Vande Mataram
    b) Sare Jahan se Achcha
    c) Jana-gana-mana
    d) None of them
  6. The largest and the oldest museum of India is located in the state/union territory of
    a) Andhra Pradesh
    b) Uttar Pradesh
    c) West Bengal
    d) New Delhi.
  7. Ms Harita Kaur has the distinction of being the first Indian Woman
    a) to be inducted into the Indian Navy
    b) doctor to create a test tube baby
    c) pilot to fly an aircraft Solo
    d) Ambassador to a foreign country.
  8. Who is the youngest player to score a century in test cricket?
    a) Haneef Mohammed
    b) Mohd. Azharuddin
    c) S. Gavaskar
    d) S. Tendulkar
  9. The first English newspaper in India was started b
    a) Dadabhai Naroj
    b) J.A. Hic
    c) Lord William Bentinck
    d) Rabindranath Tagor
  10. The first nuclear reactor in India is
    a) Dhruva b) Harsha
    c) Apsara d) Vipula
  11. The highest airfield in India is
    a) Bhuntar b) Pantnagar
    c) Chushul d) Parapani
  12. The first “Financial Service Park” for industry is being set up at
    a) Pune b) Surat
    c) Gurgaon d) Bangalore
  13. The first Field Marshal of India was
    a) A. Vaidya b) K.M. Cariappa
    c) Sunder Ji d) S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
  14. India’s first “Ladies Special” Suburban trainwas started by which of the following zones of Indian Railways?
    a) Northern b) Southern c) Western d) Eastern
  15. Who was the first Indian to go into space?
    a) Satish Dhawan b) Ravi Malhotra c) Rakesh Sharma d) None of these

30) The largest dry dock in India is situated at
a) Marmugao b) Cochin
c) Kolkata d) Mumbai

31) Who composted the National Song of India?
a) Rabindranath Tagore
b) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
c) Sri Aurobindo
d) Mahatma Gandhi

32) Who rendered the English translation of our National Song?
a) Rabindranath Tagore
b) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
c) Sri Aurobindo
d) None of these

33) The National Song of India was adopted on
a) Jan 26, 1947
b) Jan 25, 1947
c) Jan 24, 1950
d) Jan 24, 1949

34) When was the National Calendar of India introduced for official purpose?
a) April 1, 1957
b) April 1, 1947
c) March 22, 1950
d) March 22, 1947

35) Which is the first month of our National Calender?
a) Bhadra b) Phalguna
c) Chaitra d) Kartika

36) The first date of our National Calendar corresponds to which date of the Gregorian Calendar?
a) April 1, 1950
b) March 22, 1950
c) March 22, 1957
d) March 31, 1957

37) Which is the last month of our National Calender?
a) Bhadra b) Phalguna
c) Chaitra d) Asadha

38) Which among the following is the correct pair of India’s National Animal and National Flower?
a) Lion/Rose
b) Cow/Lotus
c) Tiger/Lotus
d) Lion/Lotus

39) Which among the following is the Republic Day
a) August 15
b) January 26
c) January 30
d) November 14

40) Which among the following is the Independence day?
a) August 14
b) August 15
c) January 30
d) November 11

41) Match the following:
a) Teacher’s Day 1) 14th November
b) Children’s Day 2) 5th September
c) Martyr’s Day 3) 26th January
d) Republic Day 4) 30th January
a) A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1
b) A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3
c) A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4
d) A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2.

42) Who was the first President of India?
a) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
c) Dr. Zakir Hussain
d) V.V. Giri

43) Who was the first Vice-President of India?
a) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
c) Dr. Zakir Hussain
d) G.S. Pathak

44) Who among the following had the longest tenure as the President of India?
a) Dr. Zakir Hussain
b) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
d) V.V. Giri

45) Who became the first Acting Prime Minister of India?
a) Lal Bahadur Shastri
b) Gulzarilal Nanda
c) Charan Singhd) None of them

46) Who was the first Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament during his tenure?
a) Morarji Desai
b) Gulzari Lal Nanda
c) Charan Singh
d) Lal Bahadur Shastri

47) Who was the first Prime Minister who had to step down as a result of defeat in election?
a) Charan Singh
b) Indira Gandhi
c) Morarji Desai
d) Gulzari Lal Nanda

48) Who was the first Prime Minister who had to resign from the office?
a) Gulzarilal Nanda
b) Charan Singh
c) Morarji Desai
d) V.P. Singh

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