Saturday, 19 March 2016

SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) - Question paper - Nov 2015 - General Awareness

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2)
RECRUITMENT EXAM 2015


General Awareness MCQs


Q1: More than 50% of the world’s coal deposits are held by

a. USA, Russia and China
b. China, India and Russia
c. China, India and USA
d. India, Russia and USA


Q2: Who among the following rulers abolished Jaziya?

a. Aurangzeb
b. Akbar
c. Balban
d. Jahangir


Q3: ‘Cloud burst’ means

a. Sowing of seeds of a crop in cloudy weather
b. presence of scattered flakes of cloud in the sky.
c. abnormally heavy downpour of rain, associated with a thunderstorm
d. formation of artificial rain.


Q4: National Renewal Fund (NRF) was instituted for the purpose of

a. Restructuring and modernisation of industries
b. Rural reconstruction
c. Providing pension for retiring employees.
d. Social security


Q5: Pick out the person associated with the coining of the term ‘’gene’

a. Waldeyer
b. Morgan
c. Mendel
d. Johannsen




Q6: How many Nobel Prize awards are awarded each year?

a. 6
b. 5
c. 8
d. 10



Q7: ‘Red Data Book’ provides an account of

a. extinct animals only
b. endangered plants and animals
c. endangered plants only
d. fossil plants


Q8: Dry ice is the solid form of

  a. nitrogen
  b. water
  c. air
  d. carbon dioxide


Q9: First human heart transplant was performed to 

a. 1959
b. 1967
c. 1972
d. 1955


Q10: RBI’s deadline to exchange pre 2005 currency notes of rs. 500 and  rs.  1000 is 

a. December 31, 2015
b. April 1, 2015
c. January 1, 2015
d. March 31, 2015


Q11 Phycology is study of

a. fungi
b.  lichens
c. bacteria
d. algae


Q12: When was the last telegram sent in India?

  a. July 30, 2013
  b. June 14, 2013
  c. August 1, 2013
d. July 14,2013


Q13: How many States are there in the Indian Union?

a. 30
b. 27
c. 29
d. 28


Q14: Which of the following is not coal variety?

a. peat
b. Dolomite
c. Lignite
d. Bituminous



Q15: The intensity ratio of waves is 25 : 9. What is the ratio of their amplitudes?

a. 5 : 3
b. 50 : 18
c. 25 : 9
d. 3 :5


Q16: The 'Battle of Plassey' was fought between

a. None of the options
b. Mir Khasim and Robert Clive
c. Mir Jafar and Robert Clive
d. Sirajudduala and Robert Clive


Q17:  What is ‘Talcher’ important for?

a. Heavy water plant
b. Cable industry
c. Hydro- electricity generation
d. Atomic reactor


Q18: The serious environmental degradation of Maldives is considered to be essentially due to 

a. high population density
b. industrial pollution of water of air
c. constant soil erosion
d. None of the options


Q19: The directive principles incorporated in the Indian Constitution have been inspired by the Constitution of 

  a. Ireland
  b. the USA
  c. Australia
  d. Canada


Q20: Barter transactions means

a. money Acts as a medium of exchange.
b. coins are exchanged for goods
c. goods are exchanged with gold
d. goods are exchanged with goods



Q21: The gas that causes suffocation and death when coal or coke is burnt in a closed room is

a. ethane
b. methane
c. carbon dioxide
d. carbon monoxide


Q22: Name of the first Asian country to orbit Mars.

a. Japan
b. India
c. Pakistan
d. China


Q23:  Which US President announced the “New Deal” for economic recovery in the aftermath of the Great Depression?

a. Roosevelt
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. JF Kennedyrfdc
d.Benjamin Franklin



Q24: A bullet of mass ‘m’ and velocity ‘a’ is fired in to a large block of wood of mass ‘M’. The final velocity of the system is 

a. (m+M)a/d
b. Ma/(m+M)
c. (m+M)a/M      
d. ma/(m+M)



Q25: When number of turns in a coil is tripled, without any change in the length of coil, its self inductance becomes

  a. nine times
  b. six times
  c. three times
  d. one – third



Answers:
1:  a. USA, Russia and China
2:  b. Akbar
3:  c. abnormally heavy downpour of rain, associated with a thunderstorm
4:  a. Restructuring and modernisation of industries
5:  d. Johannsen
6:  a. 6 (Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace, Economic Sciences)
7:  b. endangered plants and animals
8:  d. carbon dioxide
9:  b. 1967
10:  a. December 31, 2015
11: d. algae
12:  d. July 14,2013
13:  c. 29
14:  b. Dolomite
15:  a. 5 : 3
16:  d. Sirajudduala and Robert Clive
17:  a. Heavy water plant
18:  d. None of the options
19:  a. Ireland
20:  d. goods are exchanged with goods
21:  d. carbon monoxide
22:  b. India
23:  a. Roosevelt
24:  d. ma/(m+M)
25:  a. nine times

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