sivasoft interview questions

sivasoft interview questions

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

General Knowledge Question and Answers

1.Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's
A.largest railway station

2.Entomology is the science that studies

3.Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of

4.Garampani sanctuary is located at
A.Diphu, Assam

5.For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?
A.Physics and Chemistry,Physiology or Medicine and Literature, Peace and Economics

6.Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as
A.Nazi Party

7.FFC stands for
A.Film Finance Corporation

8.Fastest shorthand writer was
A.Dr. G. D. Bist

9.Epsom (England) is the place associated with
A.Horse racing

10.First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christian Bernard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in

11.Galileo was an Italian astronomer who
A.developed the telescope,discovered four satellites of Jupiter and discovered that the movement of pendulum produces a regular time measurement

12.Habeas Corpus Act 1679
A.states that no one was to be imprisoned without a writ or warrant stating the charge against him,provided facilities to a prisoner to obtain either speedy trial or release in bail and safeguarded the personal liberties of the people against arbitrary imprisonment by the king's orders

13.Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because
A.the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D

14.Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?

15.Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as
A.Letter of Credit (L/C)

16.First Afghan War took place in

17.Gulf cooperation council was originally formed by
A.Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

18.First China War was fought between
A.China and Britain

19.Dumping is
A.selling of goods abroad at a price well below the production cost at the home market price, the process by which the supply of a manufacture's product remains low in the domestic market, which batches him better price and prohibited by regulations of GATT

20.For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are
A.28 m x 15 m

21.Federation Cup, World Cup, Allywyn International Trophy and Challenge Cup are awarded to winners of

22.Each year World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on
A.May 8

23.Famous sculptures depicting art of love built some time in 950 AD – 1050 AD are
A.Khajuraho temples

24.Gravity setting chambers are used in industries to remove
A.suspended particulate matter

25.Guwahati High Court is the judicature of
A.Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam

26.Friction can be reduced by changing from
A.sliding to rolling

27.During eleventh Antarctic Expedition in Nov. 1991/March 1992 ____ was installed.
A.SODAR (SOnic Detection And Ranging)

28.which names of Secretary-Generals of the UNO are arranged in correct chronological order?
A.Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjoeld, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim.

29.Fire temple is the place of worship of which of the following religion?
A.Zoroastrianism (Parsi Religion)

30.Film and TV institute of India is located at
A.Pune (Maharashtra)

31.Georgia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan became the members of UNO in

32.Guru Gobind Singh was
A.the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, founder of Khalsa, the inner council of the Sikhs in 1699 and author of Dasam Granth

33.Hermann Scheer (Germany) received right Livelihood Award in 1999 for
A.his indefatigable work for thepromotion of solar energy worldwide

34.Germany signed the Armistice Treaty on ____ and World War I ended
A.November 11, 1918

35.During World War II, when did Germany attack France?

36.Frederick Sanger is a twice recipient of the Nobel Prize for
A.Chemistry in 1958 and 1980

37.The ozone layer restricts
A.Ultraviolet radiation

38.Eugenics is the study of
A.altering human beings by changing their genetic components

39.Euclid was
A.Greek mathematician, Contributor to the use of deductive principles of logic as the basis of geometry and Propounded the geometrical theorems

40.Ecology deals with
A.Relation between organisms and their environment

41.Filaria is caused by

42.Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) was established in

43.DRDL stands for
A.Defence Research and Development Laboratary

44.Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army ?
A.Gen. K.M. Cariappa

45.FRS stands for
A.Fellow of Royal Society

46.Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the
A.Earth's gravitational pull

47.GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) is agreement signed in 1947 between non-communist nations with the object of encouraging international trade unobstructed by tariff barriers

48.Coral reefs in India can be found in

49.For safety, the fuse wire used in the mains for household supply of electricity must be made of metal having
A.low melting point

50.Golden Temple, Amritsar is India's
A.largest Gurdwara

51.During World War I Germany was defeated in the Battle of Verdun on the western front and Romania declared war on the eastern front in the year
A.1916 AD

52.Heavy Water Project (Talcher) and Fertilizer plant (Paradeep) are famous industries of

53.Hamid Karzai was chosen president of Afghanistan in

54.Durand Cup is associated with the game of

55.Headquarters of UNO are situated at
A.New York, USA

56.First International Peace Congress was held in London in
A.1843 AD

57.For seeing objects at the surface of water from a submarine under water, the instrument used is

58.Dr. Zakir Hussain was
A.the first Muslim president of India

59.G-15 is an economic grouping of
A.Third World Nations

60.Fathometer is used to measure
A.Ocean depth

61.For galvanizing iron which of the following metals is used?

62.Economic goods are
A.all commodities that are limited in quantity as compared to their demand

63.For purifying drinking water alum is used
A.for coagulation of mud particles

64.Hockey was introduced in the Asian Games in
A.1958 in Tokyo

65.ESCAP stands for
A.Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific

66.Firdausi was
A.a poet and well known for his epic 'Shahnama'

67.Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is at

68.Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit was
A.a German Physicist, developed the mercury thermometer in 1714 and devised temperature scale

69.During the first crusade, crusaders reached Jerusalem and captured it in
A.1099 AD

70.Dr. Linus Carl Pauling is the only person to have won two Nobel prizes individually for
A.Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962

71.Free market is where the price of a commodity is determined by free play of the forces of supply and demand

72.East Timor, which became the 191st member of the UN, is in the continent of

73.Free surface of a liquid behaves like a sheet and tends to contract to the smallest possible area due to the
A.force of cohesion

74.Gopal Krishna Gokhale
A.started as a maths teacher and rose to the position of the principal of Ferguson College, Pune

75.GNLF stands for
A.Gorkha National Liberation Front

76.Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in
A.increased height

77.Fa-Hien was
A.the first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya

78.In which year of First World War Germany declared war on Russia and France?

79.ICAO stands for
A.International Civil Aviation Organization

80.India's first Technicolor film ____ in the early 1950s was produced by ____
A.'Jhansi Ki Rani', Sohrab Modi

81.India has largest deposits of ____ in the world.

82.How many Lok Sabha seats belong to Rajasthan?

83.India's first satellite is named after

84.India's first atomic reactor was

85.In which year, terrorists crash two planes into New York's World Trade Centre on September 11 in a sequence of destruction?

86.India's first ocean wave's energy project was launched in

87.In which of the following years, the membership of the Security Council was increased from 11 to 15 (under Article 23)?

88.India's tallest stone statue of the Jain sage Gomateswara is at
A.Sravanabelagola, Karnataka

89.In 1945, fifty nations met to phrase the basic charter for a world organization which would "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war". This conference took place at
A.San Francisco

90.In a normal human body, the total number of red blood cells is
A.30 trillion

91.INS Venduruthy is located at

92.In which season do we need more fat?

93.How much districts are there in Punjab?

94.India participated in Olympics Hockey in

95.If force is expressed in Newton and the distance in metre, then the work done is expressed in

96.How many teeth does a normal adult dog have?

97.How many red blood cells does the bone marrow produce every second?
A.10 million

98.How many times has Brazil won the World Cup Football Championship?
A.Five times

99.If speed of rotation of the earth increases, weight of the body

100.In August, 1996 at Kolar(near Bangalore), India made successful test flights of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) named

101.IDA stands for
A.International Development Agency

102.Indira Gandhi was assassinated in

103.India's first nuclear blast at Pokhran in Rajasthan took place in

104.How many players are there on each side in the game of Basketball?

105.In a normal human being, how much time does food take to reach the end of the intestine for complete absorption?
A.About 12 hours

106.In certain diseases antibiotics are administered. The object is
A.inhibit the growth of bacteria

107.In cricket, the two sets of wickets are
A.22 yards apart

108.India's first indigenous helicopter was successfully flown in Bangalore on
A.August 30, 1992

109.In which of the followings places was the last Winter Olympics Games held?

110.Hundred year war was fought between
A.France and England

111.In which of the following pairs, the two substances forming the pair are chemically most dissimilar?
A.Butter and paraffin wax

112.India's Integrated Missiles Development Programme was started in ____ under the chairmanship of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

113.INS Agrani (Petty Officers' School) is situated at

114.Hybridization is
A.cross-fertilization between two varieties

115.In which world cup cricket final, Australia beat England?
A.1987, Kolkata - India

116.India is the ____ grower of pulses.

117.In cricket, a run taken when the ball passes the batsman without touching his bat or body is called

118.How many non-permanent Security Council (UNO) members are from Afro-Asian countries?

119.Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, established in 1971, is located at
A.Kalpakkam, Chennai

120.In which year did Sir Edmund Hillary reach the summit of Mount Everest?

121.Kiran Bedi received Magsaysay Award for government service in

122.Logarithm tables were invented by
A.John Napier

123.With which sport is the Jules Rimet trophy associated?

124.Joule is the unit of

125.Kemal Ataturk was
A.the founder of modern Turkey

126.Milkha Singh Stood ____ in 1960 Olympics, in Athletics.
A.fourth in 400m final

127.Ms. Medha Patkar is associated with the
A.Sardar Sarovar project

128.Kathakali, Mohiniatam and Ottamthullal are the famous dances of

129.Jaspal Rana is associated with which of the following games?

130.Lala Lajpat Rai is also known as

131.Modern football is said to have evolved from

132.Modern Indo-Aryan languages are based on an ancient language called

133.Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education is located at

134.Malfunctioning of which of the following organs causes jaundice?

135.Olympic creed and oath was composed by ____ the founder of modern Olympics.
A.Baron Pierre de Coubertin

136.Kathak, Nauntanki, Jhora and Kajri are the important dances of
A.Uttar Pradesh

137.Lance Armstrong, a sportsperson of international repute, belongs to which of the following countries?

138.Ludhiana is situated on ____ river.

139.Kiran Bedi is
A.first woman IPS officer

140.K.S. Ranjit Singhji was
A.first Indian test cricketer

141.National Defence Academy is situated at

142.Modvat is
A.scheme which allows a manufacturer to claim instant reimbursement of the excise duty paid on the raw materials used for the production of the final good

143.Number of commands of Air Force are

144.Of the following foods, which one is the best source of protein?

145.MISA stands for
A.Maintenance of Internal Security Act

146.Mount Everest was captured by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in the year

147.Karoline Mikkelsen was the first woman to
A.reach South Pole

148.Liquids transmit pressure equally in all directions. This is known as
A.Pascal's Law

149.John F. Kennedy, President of USA, died on

150.Lal Bahadur Shastri
A.signed the Tashkent Agreement with Ayub Khan for a ceasefire between India and Pakistan

151.On a night when the sky is clear, the temperature may dip considerably; on a cloudy night the temperature will usually dip much less. The reason for this difference is that
A.the clear sky allows radiant energy to escape readily from the earth

152.Normally the Commonwealth Games are held at intervals of
A.4 years

153.Mahakavi Kalidas
A.famous works include Shakutala, Raghuvansha, Meghdoot and Kumara Sambahava

154.Olympic emblem is composed of five intertwined rings, each of a different colour, representing the five continents of the world as
A.Blue ring - Europe; Yellow ring - Asia; Black ring - Africa; Red ring- America; Green ring - Oceania

155.Name the instrument used to measure relative humidity

156.National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) was setup in

157.Mina is the tribe of

158.King Hammurabi raised the first army of the world in
A.2000 BC

159.National Institute of Occupation Health is located at

160.Kanishka was
A.the only ruler of India whose territory extended up to central Asia

161.National Institute of Oceanography is located at
A.Panaji (Goa)

162.Nuclear power is ____ thermal power.
A.cheaper than

163.Michael Faraday discovered
A.benzene, liquid gases and optical glass

164.Mother Teresa won the Nobel Prize for Peace in

165.Most commonly used bleaching agent is

166.Of the UN Agencies, which one specifically aims at further economic development by encouraging productive private enterprise?
A.International Finance Corporation

167.Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first to
A.step on the moon

168.Lal Bahadur Shastri is also known as
A.Man of Peace

169.Lime is sometimes applied to soil in order to
A.increase the alkalinity of the soil

170.Magsaysay awards are named after Ramon Magsaysay, ____ who was known for his land reform programme to defuse communist insurgency.
A.President of the Philippines

170.Leonardo da Vinci
A.was a great Italian painter, sculptor and architect

171.Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) is famous for
A.brass ware

172.Mahabaleshwar is located in

173.Jharkhand has ____ state on its eastern end.
A.West Bengal

174.Marco Polo
A.travelled through China, India and other parts of Asia

175.Of the blood groups A, B, AB and O, which one is transfused into a person whose blood group is A?
A.Group A and O

176.Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) was established in

177.Numismatics is the study of

178.National Anthem was first sung on
A.December 27, 1911 during the Indian National Congress Session at Calcutta

179.Karl Marx's ideology advocated
A.a classed society

180.Lhasa airport at Tibet is the World's
A.highest airport

181.Of the various agencies related to the United Nations, the one that has the longest period is
A.Universal Postal Union

182.Judicature (High Court) of Rajasthan is at

183.Kolleru Pelicanary situated at Elluru, Andhra Pradesh has reserves of
A.pelicans, painted stroke

184.Light Year is related to

185.Liquid asset is
A.a type of asset that is in the form of a deposit in the current account of the commercial bank

186.Jeevan Rekha (Life line) express is
A.first hospital on wheels in the world

187.Lata Mangeshkar holds the world record for maximum number of ____ recordings

188.On August 1, 2003, the total strength of India's armed forces approximate to

189.John F. Kennedy was
A.writer of Why England slept and Profile in Courage

190.Jesus Christ was crucified in
A.1 AD

191.National institute of Mental Health is located at

192.Jharia (Jharkhand) is famous for
A.coal mines

193.Nalanda is located at
A.Near Patna, Bihar

194.National Botanical Research Institute is located at
A.Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

195.Mother Teresa received the Magsaysay Award in 1962 in the area of understanding

196.Of the various non-conventional energy sources that are being tapped, which has the largest potential?
A.Solar power

197.Missile 'prithivi' aims hit target without the help of the Air Forces

198.Microphone is used to convert
A.sound waves into electrical energy

199.Squadron leader Rakesh Sharma was India's first man to go into space. He was ____ cosmonaut to be in space in the world.

200.Philology is the of languages

201.Presently known as the European Union, the EEC was established in

202.Rise of the Chinese civilization along the banks of Hawang 40 took place in
A.2205 - 1122 BC

203.Oxygen was independently discovered by
A.Joseph Priestley

204.Sulphur is not present in

205.People who secretly indulge in anti-national or anti-government activities and help the enemy are called
A.Fifth column

206.Rabindranath Tagore receive Nobel Prize in 1913 in the field of

207.Recently lead free petrol was introduced in our country because
A.they cause less pollution

208.South Africa joined the Commonwealth as 51st member in
A.May 1994

209.South Indian temples have
A.gateway towers shaped like trapezoidal pyramids

210.Raja Rammohan Roy
A.advocated widow remarriage and woman's education

211.Pan - American Highway, north-west Alaska to Southernmost Chile is the worlds
A.longest road

212.Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was assassinated in

213.The 2012 Olympics Games were held in

214.Plorence(Chadwick) is the associated place for which of the following sport?

215.Profit made when an asset is sold more than the price at which it was bought is called

216.The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in

217.Radioactive substances can be produced readily in atomic pile

218.Regular meetings of Trusteeship Council (UNO) are held
A.twice a year

219.The American General who led the revolt against the British and declared American independence was
A.George Washington

220.Oxford university was founded in
A.1163 AD

221.The air we inhale is mixture of gases. Which of the following gases in the mixture is highest in percentage?

222.Soil is formed from the parent rock material by
A.biological decomposition

223.Sonia Nazario of "Los Angeles Times" was awarded Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for
A.feature writing

224.Sir Humphry Davy was a British chemist who
A.discovered the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide

225.Paleontology is a branch of science that deals with the
A.the forms of life as revealed by fossils of animals or plants

226.Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Britain announce their separation in

227.Richter scale is used for measuring
A.intensity of earthquakes

228.Socrates was the wisest man of the ancient world and developed the method of enquiry and instruction, belonged to

229.Penicillin is widely used as antibiotic

230.Sculpture flourished during
A.Indus valley civilization

231.Shankracharya was the founder of
A.Advaitic philosophy

232.Shares with a fixed rate of dividend that entitle their holders to priority payment over those who hold ordinary shares of a company are called
A.preference shares

233.Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a well known freedom fighter of

234.The 2005 Wimbledon Women's Singles champion defeated which of the following to win the title?
A.Lindsay Davenport

235.Taoism is followed in
A.China, Taiwan, Nauru, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam

236.Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar received Bharath Ratna in

237.Shaurya Chakra made up of bronze is awarded for
A.gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy

238.Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service is an International Airline of

239.Small amounts of iodine are necessary in our diet to
A.compensate for underactive the thyroid gland

240.Oscar Awards were instituted in

241.Soil acidity is generally corrected by

242.Pythagoras was first to ____ the universal validity of geometrical theorem.

243.Sir Thomas Fearnley Cup is awarded to
A.a club or a local sport association for remarkable achievements

244.Recession is
A.period during which unemployment may rise and demand and output may fall, leading to slump in trade

245.School of Aviation Medicine (Air Force) is located at

246.Study of life in outer space is known as

247.Republican party is
A.the political party which changes with the change in the times and circumstances in the country

248.The 'Black flag' signifies

249.Satellite launching station is located at
A.Sriharikotta (Andhra Pradesh)

250.The 2006 World Cup Football Tournament held in