G. I. C. Assistant Manager Exam Sample Paper 3

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General Awareness

1. The first metal to be used by man was: (a) aluminium (b) copper (c) iron (d) silver 2. The present base year for calculating wholesale price index number is: (a) 1993 - 94 (b) 1991 - 92 (c) 1961 - 62 (d) 1950 - 51 3. For respiration in deep sea, divers use mixture of: (a) Oxygen and helium (b) Oxygen and hydrogen (c) Oxygen and carbon dioxide (d) Oxygen and nitrogen 4. Who committed the most daring murder of Sir Curzen Wyllie in 1907 in a public meeting in London? (a) B. N. Dutta (b) M. L. Dhingra (c) Sardar Ajit Singh (d) S. C. Chatterjee 5. The Supreme Court consists of a Chief Justice and: (a) 12 Judges (b) 15 Judges (c) 20 Judges (d 25 Judges 6. The International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on: (a) 20th February (b) 21st February (c) 20th March (d) 21st March 7. ‘New Horizons’ spacecraft was launched by NASA to study which of the following planet? (a) Mars (b) Pluto (c) Jupiter (d) Mercury 8. Which of the following statements are true about ‘2011 Cricket World Cup’ ? A. India will host the 2011 World Cup Final. B. The two semi-final of the mega event will be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. C. The opening ceremony will be held in Bangladesh. D. UAE will host the matches which will be played between India and Pakistan. (a) only A, B and C (b) only B, C and D (c) only A, C and D (d) only A and D 9. Which of the following trophies is related with the game of ‘Football’ ? (a) Mumbai Gold Cup (b) Everest Cup (c) Merdeka Cup (d) V. C. C. Cup 10. On which date is Life Insurance Corporation of India completed its 50 years? (a) 5th July (b) 3rd August (c) 1st September (d) 15th September 11. The minimum temperature at which a com- bustible substance catches fire is called: (a) fireless temperature (b) ignition temperature (c) static temperature (d) optimum temperature 12. The temple of Konark was built by Narasimha of the: (a) Maratha Dynasty (b) Chola Dynasty (c) Ganga Dynasty (d) Vijaynagar Empire 13. Rigveda Samhita denotes one-fourth of its hymns to: (a) Rudra (b) Marut (c) Agni (d) Indra 14. Ahalyabai, the saintly queen of Maheshwar (Central India) belonged to which dynasty? (a) Scindhya dynasty (b) Peshwa dynasty (c) Holkar dynasty (d) Rajput dynasty 15. Which one of the following is not a constitu- tional body? (a) Election Commission (b) Union Public Service Commission (c) Planning Commission (d) Finance Commission 16. ‘Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ’ has not yet been signed by: (a) India (b) China (c) Canada (d) United Kingdom 17. Jadugoda mines are famous for: (a) iron ore (b) mica deposits (c) gold deposits (d) uranium deposits 18. What is the Value Added Tax (VAT) ? (a) A single tax that replaces State Taxes like surcharge, turnover tax, etc. (b) A simple, transparent, easy to pay tax imposed on consumers. (c) A new initiative taken by the government to increase the tax burden of high income groups. (d) A new tax to be imposed on the producers of capital goods. 19. What is the name of the World՚s smallest republic which has an area of 21 sq. km. ? (a) Vatican City (b) Palermo (c) Namur (d) Nauru 20. On Jan 10,2007 India crossed another mile- stone with the successful launch of PSLV-C7 which injected into orbit for the first time four satellites, Car- tosat-2, SRE-1, Lapan-Tubsat and Pehuensat-1. Which one of them is an earth observation satellite? (a) Cartosat-2 (b) SRE-1 (c) Lapan-Tubsat (d) Pehuensat-1 21. Which bank has launched India՚s first loan disbursement card recently? (a) SBI (b) UTI (c) IDBI (d) ICICI 22. Who has been named “Businessman of the Year for 2006” by Forbes Asia? (a) Nandan Nilekani (b) Mukesh Ambani (c) Vijay Mallya (d) Azim Premji 23. Who is the 37th Chief Justice of India? (a) Ram Jethmalani (d) Y. K. Sabharwal (c) Bijibhai Patnaik (d) K. G. Balkrishnan 24. ‘Diet’ is a joint session of the Parliament of which nation? (a) China (b) Japan (c) Vietnam (d) Germany 25. Who is the author of the book, Amitabh — The Making of a Superstar? (a) Tushar Raheja (b) Vijay Singhvi (c) Susmita Das Gupta (d) Raj Kamal Jha 26. Ban-ki-Moon who took oath on 14th December as U. N. Secretary General belonged to: (a) South Africa (b) South Korea (c) Zimbabwe (d) Yugoslavia 27. The first woman in the world to successfully do a free fall para-jump over the South Pole from a height of 12,000 feet in a minus 33 degree Celsius tempera- ture, is: (a) Sheetal Mahajan (b) Manisha Lamba (c) Kangna Ranaut (d) Neha Ahuja 28. Paris is situated on the river: (a) Danube (b) Seine (c) Tiber (d) Avon