GK/CA Test – Question Paper- Adhyayan Academy

Prepared by Shri Saptarshi Nag

Question level – Moderate to Hard

Total Questions- 80

Time – 1 Hour

Each question carries 2.5 marks. Negative- 1 mark for each question

1. Which operation by India is wrongly matched

a) Operation Black Tornado- Mumbai attack 2008

b) Operation Ganga- Rescue Indian students in Ukraine 2021

c) Operation Madad- Keara Flood 2018

d) Operation Dost-  Annexation of Goa 1961

ans- d

2. Consider the following statements

1. Naga is the official language of Nagaland

2. Meitei is the official language of Manipur

3. Mizo is the official language of Mizoram

Which is an incorrect option?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. None of the above

Ans- A ( English is the official language of Nagaland)

3. What is ‘Cordyceps Sinensis’?

[A] Caterpillar

[B] Fungus

[C] Virus

[D] Bacterium

Ans- B Cordyceps Sinensis, locally called yarchagumba, is a parasitic fungus that grows on the body of a caterpillar.

It is harvested by villagers in Nepal and Tibet to be sold in neighbouring China, where it is used in herbal medicines.

4. The invasion of a tiny insect named ‘Eretmoptera murphyi’ is changing the ecosystem of which continent?

[A] Australia

[B] Antarctica

[C] Asia

[D] Africa

Ans- B [Antarctica]


Eretmoptera murphyi is a flightless midge. It is currently changing Antarctica’s Signy Island soil and ecosystem by feasting on dead organic matter.

It has led to faster plant decomposition, thus increasing the soil nitrate levels by three-five times compared to places on the island where the midge is absent.

5. ‘Operation Sesha’, which was launched recently, aims to curb the illegal trade of_:

[A] Tortoises

[B] Timber

[C] Exotic Birds

[D] Tusk

Notes: B

Union Finance Minister launches phase IV of ‘Operation Sesha’ to curb the illegal trade of Timber, including Red Sanders.

She launched this during the inaugural session of the first ever Global Conference on Cooperation in Enforcement Matters (GCCEM) in New Delhi. Delegates representing over 40 Custom Organisations participated in the event.

6. Who is the first woman officer to be appointed as Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?

[A] Shubhra Singh

[B] Nina Singh

[C] Binita Thakur

[D] Roli Singh

Notes: B [Nina Singh ]

Senior IPS officer Nina Singh has taken charge as Director General of the CISF in a first for the 1.65 lakh strong force tasked with securing vital infrastructure. A Rajasthan cadre officer of the 1989 batch, she has served over 3 decades in diverse policing roles like counterinsurgency, VVIP security, training and vigilance. Her pioneering stint is expected to usher a new era of professionalism and welfare initiatives for lower rank personnel. With specialized experience across domains like technology driven systems, HR and industrial security, Singh is well equipped to lead the CISF.

7. Amaterasu, is the high-energy cosmic-ray event recently discovered by Scientists of which country?

[A] Japan

[B] China

[C] Australia

[D] India

Ans- A [Japan]


Japanese scientists have identified a high-energy cosmic-ray event called ‘Amaterasu,’ marking the second-highest-energy cosmic ray ever recorded. Amaterasu’s energy level surpasses that of the Large Hadron Collider by approximately 40 million times. The detection of such ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) holds significance for advancing our understanding of cosmic phenomena and subatomic particles, potentially challenging current theories in high-energy particle physics. Notably, Amaterasu’s distinctive feature is its apparent origin from an empty region of the universe, opening up possibilities for uncovering unknown astronomical phenomena. Studying these cosmic rays offers insights into the sources of cosmic rays and contributes to an enhanced understanding of high-energy physics beyond the Standard Model.

8. Who sets the Bharat stage (BS) emission standards?

[A] NITI Aayog

[B] National Green Tribunal

[C] Indian Pollution Control Association

[D] Central Pollution Control Board

Ans- D


The Supreme Court’s recent directive to the Union government underscores the urgency of framing a national policy to phase out heavy-duty diesel vehicles, specifically trucks and trailers, and replace them with Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) compliant vehicles. BS emission standards, initiated in India in 2000 and modeled after European Union norms, regulate air pollutant outputs from internal combustion and spark-ignition engines, encompassing various motor vehicles. The Central Pollution Control Board, under the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, establishes these standards and determines their implementation timeline.

9. Consider the following statements

1. 2024 T-20 World Cup will be co-hosted by West Indies and USA.

2. 2024 Euro Cup will be hosted by Netherlands

3. 2026 FIFA Football World Cup will be hosted by Peru, Columbia and Chile

Which is a correct option

  1. Only 1 is correct
  2. Only 2 is correct
  3. Only 3 is correct
  4. All are correct

Ans- a

10. Who has been appointed as the first female neutral umpire by the ICC for a bilateral series?

[A] Sue Redfern

[B] Nida Dar

[C] Shivani Mishra

[D] Mary Waldron

Correct Answer: A [Sue Redfern]


The International Cricket Council (ICC) appointed Sue Redfern as the first female neutral umpire to officiate a bilateral series. Redfern will umpire the upcoming ICC Women’s Championship and T20I matches between Australia and South Africa. The ICC also appointed seven other impartial women umpires to officiate in the Women’s Championship series. The decision to appoint Redfern aims to promote gender diversity in officiating roles.

11. Where was the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit held?

[A] Brazil

[B] Delhi

[C] Kampala

[D] Ghana

Correct Answer: C [Kampala]


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar offered insights into the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Uganda, uniting 120 developing countries under the theme ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence.’ As a key NAM member, India supports this theme, emphasizing its commitment to NAM’s principles.

12. Consider the following statements

1. Recent Hollywood blockbuster Oppenheimer is based on the biography of the protagonist titled  American Prometheus by Kai Bird

2. Oppenheimer was the first one to talk about the existence of Black Holes

3. Oppenheimer was a polyglot.

4. Oppenheimer is a recipient of Nobel Prize.

Which is correct

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 2, 3 and 4

Ans- c

13. PM JANMAN scheme, which was launched recently, is associated with which category of people?

[A] MSME Owners


[C] Farmers

[D] NRIs

Correct Answer: B [PVTGs]


Union Cabinet approved a special development mission for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) with a total outlay of over ₹24,104 crore over a three-year period.

The scheme will focus on 11 critical interventions through 9 Ministries including Ministry of Tribal Affairs.An amount of Rs.15,000 crore will be made available to implement the Mission in the next three years under the Development Action Plan for the Scheduled Tribes (DAPST).

14. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) functions under which Union Ministry?

[A] Ministry of Home Affairs

[B] Ministry of Women and Child Development

[C] Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

[D] Ministry of Justice

Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Home Affairs]


A total of 4,45,256 cases of crime against women were registered across India in 2022, up from 4,28,278 in 2021 and 3,71,503 in 2020. The rate of crime against women per lakh population stood at 66.4 while the charge sheeting in such cases was logged at 75.8, showed the data in the annual crime report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

NCRB functions under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The majority of crimes against women under the Indian Penal Code were of cruelty by husband or his relatives (31.4 per cent) followed by kidnapping and abduction of women (19.2 per cent). Delhi registered the highest rate of crime against women in the country at 144.4, while the country’s average rate was 66.4. Uttar Pradesh (65,743) registered the maximum FIRs in cases of crime against women in 2022.

15.  Consider the following statements

1. Manipur borders with three North Eastern states

2. Manipur borders with two neighbouring countries.

3. Kangla fort was the seat of administration of the Meitei rulers of the Manipur kingdom.

4. Manipuri dance is a Shaivite form of dance

Which is a true option

  1. 1 and 2 are correct
  2. 1 and 3 are correct
  3. 2 and 4 are correct
  4. 2 and 3 are correct

Ans -b  ( Borders with only Myanmar. Manipuri is a Vaishnavi form of dance)

16. Which Country has the highest life expectancy?

a) Norway

b) Finland

c) Monaco

d) Japan

ANS- c

17. The Gorsam Kora festival is popularly known as the friendship festival between India and which country?

[A] Nepal

[B] Bangladesh

[C] Myanmar

[D] Bhutan

Ans- D [Bhutan]


The Gorsam Kora festival is popularly known as the friendship festival between India and Bhutan.

It was celebrated recently at the Gorsam Chorten Stupa in Zemithang – a village in Arunachal Pradesh.


Where is the ‘Largo di Torre Argentina’ square located?


[B] Argentina

[C] Italy

[D] Ukraine

Correct Answer: C [Italy]


The Largo Argentina square, situated in Rome, Italy, comprises four temples from the Roman Republican era and the remnants of Pompey’s Theatre.

This is the place where Caesar was believed to have lost his life. Recently, the city authorities opened the ancient site which date back as far as the 3rd century B.C.

19. Consider the following statements

1. Carnatic music originated during the rule of the Vijayanagar kingdom

2. Purandar Dasa is considered the father of Carnatic music

3.  Domkach is a Manipuri folk music

4. Marfa is a style of music from Ahmedabad

Which is a correct option

  1. 1 and 2 are right
  2. 1 and 2 are false
  3. 2 and 4 are right
  4. 1 and 4 are false

Ans- a

20. Which one of the followings is the mascot for the Khelo India Winter Games 2024?

[A] Bengal Tiger

[B] Snow Leopard

[C] Hangul

[D] Arctic Fox

Correct Answer: B [Snow Leopard]


The mascot for the 2024 Khelo India Winter Games is the snow leopard, named “Sheen-e She” or “Shan” in the Ladakh region. The mascot was chosen to reflect the region’s biodiversity and tradition. The games will be held in Ladakh from February 2–6, and in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir from February 21–25. The mascot symbolizes the spirit of the games and highlights the need to conserve this endangered species.

21. What is Cygnus X-1, recently seen in the news?

[A] Asteroid

[B] Black hole

[C] AI tool

[D] Submarine

Correct Answer: B [Black hole]


Astro Sat, India’s inaugural multi-wavelength astronomy mission, successfully measured the X-ray polarization of the Cygnus X-1 black hole system. Discovered four decades ago, Cygnus X-1 is among the first confirmed black hole systems in our galaxy. The black hole is 20 times the Sun’s mass, with a companion supergiant star (40 times more massive) in a binary system. Located 400 times farther than Earth-Sun distance, the gravitational pull forms an accretion disk, generating soft X-rays.

22. Recently, which state won the Nagesh Trophy in the Men’s National T20 Cricket for the Blind?

[A] Maharashtra

[B] Kerala

[C] Karnataka

[D] Gujarat

Correct Answer: C [Karnataka ]


Karnataka secured the Nagesh Trophy in the Men’s National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2023-24, triumphing over Andhra Pradesh by nine wickets in a thrilling final in Nagpur. The win ended Karnataka’s 20-year national title drought, highlighting the remarkable talent, resilience, and determination of visually impaired cricketers. The victory not only celebrated their sporting prowess but also emphasized the spirit that defines blind cricket as a testament to overcoming challenges.

23. India recently celebrated its 50 years of diplomatic ties with which country, in December 2023?

[A] Ukraine

[B] Thailand

[C] Singapore

[D] Republic of Korea

Correct Answer: D [Republic of Korea]


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his greetings to President of Republic of Korea, Mr. Yoon Suk Yeol on completing 50 years of establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Republic of Korea.

In 1973 that India could definitively establish diplomatic relations by formally recognizing both North and South Korea. As of 2022, trade volume has soared to USD 27.8 billion. At present, major South Korean conglomerates, including Hyundai Motor, POSCO, LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics are operating in Indian market.

24. Houthi rebels, that were making news recently, originate from which country?

[A] Oman

[B] Egypt

[C] Yemen

[D] Palestine

Correct Answer: C [Yemen ]


The Houthi movement, officially named Ansar Allah or “Supporters of God,” is a Shia Islamist political and military organization originating in Yemen’s Saada Governorate in the 1990s. Belonging to a clan from Yemen’s northwestern Saada province, the Houthis adhere to the Zaidi branch of Shiite Islam. Their emergence is linked, in part, to a response against increasing Saudi financial and religious influence. In November 2009, during their rebellion against Yemen’s central government, the Houthis entered Saudi Arabia. Originally led by Hussein Badr al-Din al-Houthi, a Yemeni politician and activist of the Zaydī sect, the movement is rooted in Zaydī revivalism.

25. Swarved Mahamandir, which is World’s Largest Meditation Centre, inaugurated recently is located in which city?

[A] New Delhi

[B] Varanasi

[C] Ujjain

[D] Jaipur

Correct Answer: B [Varanasi ]


Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Swarved Mahamandir in Varanasi, billed as the world’s largest meditation centre. The grand seven-storey superstructure can accommodate 20,000 people for meditation at a time. Its interiors depict verses from Swarveda carved on walls, columns and ceilings. PM Modi highlighted how the mammoth meditation centre will help revive interest in India’s spiritual traditions that faced deliberate destruction during foreign rule. The Swarved Mahamandir reflects Modi’s emphasis on restoring India’s heritage across various spheres.

26. Recently, scientists identified hydrogen cyanide, a vital molecule for the formation of life, on Enceladus, a moon of:

[A] Jupiter

[B] Saturn

[C] Mars

[D] Venus

Correct Answer: B [Saturn]


Scientists using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have discovered hydrogen cyanide, a crucial molecule for life formation, in the oceans of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. Published in Nature Astronomy, the study suggests that Enceladus subsurface oceans may possess more chemical energy than previously thought, potentially supporting the creation and persistence of complex organic compounds.

The research, based on Cassini’s data collected between 2004 and 2017, identified hydrogen cyanide, along with methanol, ethane, and oxygen, in the plumes of water vapor erupting from Enceladus’s surface. Saturn has 62 confirmed moons, and its largest moon is Titan, which is larger than Earth’s own moon and has a thick, opaque atmosphere.

27. Consider the following statements

i) Narendra Modi is the first Indian PM to visit Israel.

ii) AB Bajpayee was the 9th Minister of External Affairs of India

iii) Morarji Deasai was never awarded Nishan-e-Pakistan

Now, which of the following(s) is/are false

  1. Only I
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. All of the above

Ans- C

28. What is the name of the nuclear power plant where India and Russia signed agreements related to construction of its future power units?

[A] Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant

[B] Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

[C] Narora Atomic Power Station

[D] Kalpakkam Nuclear Power Plant

Correct Answer: B [Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant]


India and Russia signed agreements pertaining to the future units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. Kudankulam nuclear plant is being built with technical assistance of Russia and new agreements were signed during External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s visit to Moscow. This nuclear project has strategic importance for India’s energy security.

29. Consider the following statements

i) There were no ministers without portfolio in the first Nehru Ministry

ii) There was no Jain member in the first Nehru ministry

iii) There were 2 female members in the first Nehru Ministry

Which of the followings is correct

  1. I and II are false
  2. I and II are true
  3. II and III are true
  4. I and III are false

Ans- b

30. Consider the followings statements

I) Bihu is a classical dance

II) The main percussion instruments in the performance of Mohiniattam  are the Edakka

III)Bhangra is a classical dance

Which of the following options is correct

  1. I and II are correct
  2. I and III are correct
  3. II and III are false
  4. I and III are false

Ans- D

31. Consider the following statements

I ) Global Maritime Summit 2023 was held in Mumbai

II) Pune hosted the Laser National Championship

III) Recently Tripura launched Arunodoy 2.0 Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Which is correct

  1. All are correct
  2. All are false
  3. I and II are correct
  4. I and II are false


32. Cipla launched drone-based deliveries of its critical medicines for hospitals in which state?

[A] Assam

[B] Arunachal Pradesh

[C] Himachal Pradesh

[D] Manipur

Correct Answer: C [Himachal Pradesh]


Drugmaker Cipla has launched drone-based deliveries of its critical medicines for hospitals in Himachal Pradesh, in partnership with Skye Air Mobility.

The medicines included cardiac, respiratory, and other essential chronic therapies. The use of drones will support on-time delivery of the company’s medicines to chemists and clinics in remote areas, while minimising risks including temperature-linked issues affecting cold chain products.

33. Which is a wrong combination

a) Nagzira Wildlife sanctuary- Maharashtra

b)Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary – Arunachal Pradesh

C) Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary- Rajasthan

d) Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary – Nagaland

ans- D

34. What is the old name of Bengal in the Greek literature?

[A] Gangaridai

[B] Ganaridai

[C] Gardinajpur

[D] Gangagotri

Correct Answer: B [Ganaridai]


Bengal was referred to as Ganaridai by the ancient Greeks around 100 BC, meaning, speculatively, a land with the river Ganga in its seat of the Gupta Empire. The first recorded independent king of Bengal was Shashank, reigning around the early 7th century.

35. Dhumketu was–

[A] A group of Rebels in Chittagong

[B] A club formed by Batukeshwar Dutta

[C] A bi-weekly magazine edited by Kazi Nazrul Islam

[D] A poem by Jasimuddin

Ans- C

36. How many wildlife sanctuaries does Darjeeling district have?

[A] 3

[B] 4

[C] 2

[D] 5

Correct Answer: A [3]


Darjeeling district is home to Singalila National Park, which was set up in 1986 as a wildlife sanctuary and converted to a national park in 1992. It has an area of 78.60 km2. Darjeeling district has three wildlife sanctuaries: Jorepokhri, Mahananda, and Senchal.

37. Which is the biggest Imambara in India and Bengal?

[A] Khijaganj Imambara

[B] Nizamat Imambara

[C] Bara Imambara

[D] Shirajnama Imambara

Correct Answer: B [Nizamat Imambara]


The Nizamat Imambara is a Shia Muslim congregation hall (imambara) in Murshidabad, India. It was built in 1740 AD by Siraj ud-Daullah, and is the biggest Imambara in India and Bengal. It is frequently mentioned as the largest imambara in the world.

38. Which district has the longest waterfall of Bengal?

[A] Jalpaiguri

[B] Alipurduar

[C] Kalimpong

[D] Darjeeling

Correct Answer: C [Kalimpong ]


Kalimpong district is a district in the state of West Bengal, India. It was formed on 14 February 2017. Changey Falls in Kalimpong is the longest of Bengal and 26th longest waterfall in India (123 metres or 404 ft).

39. The NH34 (newly named as NH12) runs from–

[A] Dalkhola to Bakkhali

[B] Dankuni to Digha

[C] Digha to Dalkhola

[D] Dankuni to Digha

Correct Answer: A [Dalkhola to Bakkhali]


National Highway 12 (NH 12), previously NH 34, is a National Highway in India which runs entirely in West Bengal. It runs from its junction with NH 27 at Dalkhola terminating at Bakkhali.

40. Six Limbs of

Painting is done by–

[A] Rabindranath Tagore

[B] Abanindranath Tagore

[C] Dwarkanath Tagore

[D] Debendranath Tagore

Correct Answer: B [Abanindranath Tagore ]


The literature on art for children has been considerably enriched by

Abanindranath Tagore’s works ‘Bharat Silpa’, ‘Six Limbs of

Painting’ and ‘Artistic Anatomy’ and his various contributions to the Journal of Indian Society of Oriental Art.

41. Which famous Bengali is acknowledged as the Father of Indian Soccer?

[A] Binith Ranjan Herambram

[B] Rash Behari Basu

[C] Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikary

[D] Gostha Paul

Ans- C

42. Consider the following statements

I) Unemployment rate is more in Sikkim than Bengal

II) Unemployment rate is the most in Haryana

III) Unemployment rate is Rajasthan is more than J&k

Which is a correct option?

  1. I and II are correct
  2. All are correct
  3. All are false
  4. II and III are false

Ans- b

43. Name a site where Indo-Saracenic architectural style can be seen.

[A] Hazarduari Palace

[B] Kalikapura Temple

[C] Goddess Jagrata Mani Temple

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: A [Hazarduari Palace ]


The period of British rule saw wealthy Bengali families (especially zamindar estates) employing European firms to design houses and palaces. The Indo-Saracenic movement was strongly prevalent in the region. Indo-Saracenic architecture can be seen in the Ahsan Manzil and Curzon Hall in Dhaka, Chittagong Court Building in Chittagong, and Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad. The Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, designed by Vincent Esch also has Indo-Saracenic features, possibly inspired from the Taj Mahal.

44. In which year the West Bengal Wasteland

Development Cooperation Limited was established?

[A] 1989

[B] 1990

[C] 1991

[D] 1992

Correct Answer: A [1989]


West Bengal Wasteland

Development Cooperation Limited was established in 1989, this

organisation takes up the management

of forestry and other allied activities.

Apart from that it also creates green shelter belts, landscaping and timber


45. How many municipal corporations are there in West Bengal

  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8

Ans- C Kolkata, Siliguri, Howrah, Chandannagar, Asansol, Durgapur, Bidhannagar

46. Consider the following statements

  1. Karni Mata Temple- The Temple of rats is in Chattishgarh
  2. Aadi Festival or coconut smashing on heads festival takes place in Kerala
  3. Aoleang Monyu Festival is common among the Konyak tribe people in Nagaland

Which is a correct option?

  1. All are correct
  2. All are wrong
  3. 1 and 2 are correct
  4. 1 and 2 are false

Ans- D   1 is in Rajasthan 2 is in Tamil Nadu

47. Which Tribe-State is wrongly matched?

  1. Siddi- Gujarat
  2. Katkari- Maharashtra
  3. Hallaki- Madhya Pradesh
  4. Changpa- J& K

Ans- c – Karnataka. Northern Karnataka’s picturesque Ankola town has the privilege of housing the primordial Hallaki Vokkaliga Tribe. Exposure to the urban lifestyle has made this tribe a quickly vanishing one, as its new generation is a victim of modernisation, abandoning ancient Hallaki customs and traditions. This tribe vanishing will be a great tragedy and loss, chiefly because of their incredible songs. Yes, the ancient Hallaki tribe has a beautiful culture of singing their lives. The women compose poetry, sonnets and songs vocalizing every aspect of their lives, from simple daily routines to their historic traditions chronicled. Unwritten accounts of elaborate Hallaki rituals flow from these tribal women in music – every oral historian’s dream, and it’s on the verge of fading away.

48. Which Female Cricketer- Country combination is wrong

a) Amelia Kerr- New Zealand

b) Sophie Ecclestone- Australia

c) Hartley Mathews- West Indies

d) Sune Luus – South Africa

ans- b  England

49.  Pick the incorrect pair

a) Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) – Bhopal

b) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology- Pune

c) National Institute of Agricultural Marketing- Rajkot

d) National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences- Bengaluru

ans- C- It is in Jaipur

50.  Consider the statements

1) First Chairperson of Lokpal of India – Pinaki Chandra Ghose

2) First female Jawan in the  Indian Army- Shanti Tigga

3) The first Indian Pilot – JRD Tata

4) The first Indian lady to become Miss World- Nafisa Ali

How many statements are wrong

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. All

Ans- a- 1 Only statement 4 is wrong. It is Rita Faria

51. Consider the following statements

1) Charan Singh is the first PM of India not to face Parliament

2) First Woman Chief Justice of a High Court was from Uttarakhand

3) The first Indian person to receive Magsaysay Award was Acharya Vinobha Bhave

Which is a correct statement?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. All of the above

Ans b

52.  Consider the following statements on Satyajit Ray

1. Ray designed the cover of Jawaharlal Nehru’s Discovery of India

2. Satyajit Ray was the first to use a teaser before a film’s release

3. Nayak was his first film based on a story written by himself.

4. Ray was the first film director to receive an honorary doctorate from Oxford

Which is a correct option

  1. 1 and 2 are correct
  2. 1 and 3 are false
  3. 2 and 3 are correct
  4. 2 and 4 are false

Ans – a

53. Consider the following statements

1. Mrinal Sen won National Awards for his films for a record 36 number of times

2. Amitabh Bacchan’s voice as narrator was first used in Satyajit Ray’s Satranj Ke Khilari

Which is a correct option?

  1. Both a and b
  2. None
  3. Only a
  4. Only b

Ans- d

54. Which Dance form- state is incorrectly matched?

a) Rauf- J&k

b) Ghumara- Odissa

c) Hojagiri- Meghalaya

d) Kajari- Uttarakhand

ans- c ( Tripura)

55. Which state animal is incorrect

a) Maharashtra- Indian giant squirrel

b)Tripura- Phayre’s langur

c)Delhi- Nilgai

d)Chandigarh- Chinkara

ans- d

56. Which player-IPL team in 2024 is wrongly matched

a) Jhye Richardson- DC

B)Joshua Little- GT

c) Ashton Turner- MI

d) Chris Woakes- PK

ans- c

57. Which river- tributary of West Bengal is wrongly matched?

  1. Damodar- Konar
  2. Subarnarekha- Kharkai
  3. Teesta- Mechi
  4. Mahananda- Balason

Ans- C

58. Consider the following statements

1. In 2005, the Baul tradition of Bangladesh was included in the list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

2. India’s 1st Dolphin Research Centre was Inaugurated in Haridwar.

3. Japanese space agency JAXA is going to launch world’s first coffee-mug sized wooden satellite, LignoSat probe, made of magnolia wood, in collaboration with NASA in 2024 to make space flight operatons sustainable and reduce space debris.

Which is a correct option?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. All of the above

Ans- b

59. Which Author-Book combination is incorrect?

  1. Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance
  2. Vikram Chandra – Red Earth and Pouring Rain
  3. Suketu Mehta – Maximum City
  4. Mita Phukan- Rich Like Us

Ans- D

60.  Consider the City- River Combinations

1. Rajkot- Aji

2.Mangalore- Gurupura

3.Ujjain- Shipra

4. Kannauj- Falgu

How many combinations are wrong?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Ans- a Only option 4 is incorrect

61. Consider the following statements

1. Jithesh John has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)

2. Meghalaya’s Lakadong Turmeric – considered to be one of the best verities of turmeric – gets Geographical Indication (GI) tag. It is found only in the Lakadong area of the Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya.

3. The India Internet Governance Forum 2023 was hosted in Bengaluru.

How many statements are wrong

  1. None
  2. All
  3. Only 1
  4. Only 2

Ans- C Only 3rs statement is wrong. It was in New Delhi.

62. Consider the following names for the Harvest Ceremony or Makar Sankranti in different states. Find out the incorrect option.

a) Odissa- Makar Chaula

b) Himachal Pradesh- Haldi Kumkum

c) Kerala- Makaravillakku

d) Karnataka- Suggi

Ans- b .

63. Consider the statements

1. Indian Army has launched Operation Sarvashakti on the Pir Panjal Mt ranges to handle terrorist insurgence

2.    For Artificial Insemination of Gir and Kankrej cattle, India has imported Bull Semen from Switzerland for the very first time to boost their milk production.

3. Odisha’s Shimplipal Tiger Reserve –  the only natural habitat for melanistic tiger in the wild world wide – is going to have the very first Melanistic Tiger Safari in the World.

4. President of India, Draupadi Murmu has inaugurated Kaushal Bhavan, the new building of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

How many wrong statements are there?




d) None

ans- b

64. Consider the statements

1. Misr-SAT2 is a joint venture of China and Pakistan

2. Recently a statue of ancient Tamil Writer ‘Thiruvalluvar’ was unveiled in Belgium

Which is a correct option?

  1. Both are wrong
  2. Both are correct
  3. Only 1 is correct
  4. Only 2 is correct

Ans- a

65. Which Dancer- Form is incorrectly matched?

  1. Pt. Birju Mahraj- Kathak
  2. Rukmini Devi Arundale- Bharatnatyam
  3. Kelucharan Mahapatra- Odissi
  4. Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam- Mohiniyattam

Ans- D

66. Which combination is wrong?

  1. 25th January- National Tourism Day
  2. 4th March- Ramkrishna Jayanti
  3. 2nd May- Maharashtra Day
  4. 31st October- National Unity Day

Ans- C

67.  Consider the following statements

1) Population of WB is more than that of Madhya Pradesh

2) Literacy rate of Punjab is more than that of WB

Which is a correct option?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. None
  4. Both

Ans- D

68. Which is a wrong combination?

1) Longest Dam- Hoover dam, USA

2) Longest Railway Platform- Gorakhpur, India

3) Longest River- Amazon

4) Longest Railway- Trans-Siberian Railways, Russia

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1,2,3
  3. 2,3,4
  4. 1 and 4

Ans- b

69.  Consider the following statements

1. With a range of over 5,000 kilometres, the Agni-5 is the longest-range missile India has tested so far.

2. ISRO was established in 1970

3. Chandrayaan-1 was launched in October, 2008

How many wrong statements are there





ans-b – 1969

70.  Consider the following statements

1. Rabindranath Tagore hailed the Russian Revolution.

2. Rabindranath Tagore never met Netaji in person.

3. Nandalal Bose was a student of Abanindranath Tagore

4. Gaganendranath Tagore died after Rabindranath Tagore

How many statements are false





Ans- b

71.  Consider the following statements

1. Mahua Mukherjee is an exponent of modern Gaudiya Dance

2. Chhau dance is listed on UNESCO’s world heritage list of dances

3. Mukha dance is a popular culture of Jalpaiguri

4. UNESCO selected The Rural Craft Hub of Bengal to showcase their artwork in Paris in 2015.

Which is a correct option?

  1. Only 1 is wrong
  2. Only 2 is wrong
  3. Only 3 is wrong
  4. All are correct

Ans- C

72.  Consider the following statements

  1. President’s Rule has been imposed in Bengal for 5 times.
  2. Jyoti Basu was the Chief Minister of West Bengal for 6 times
  3. Pranab Mukherjee was the 14th President of India

Which is a correct option?

  1. Only 1 is correct
  2. Only 2 is correct
  3. Only 3 is correct
  4. All are correct


 Consider the following statements

  1. West Bengal has border with 4 states
  2. West Bengal has border with 4 countries
  3. Siliguri has more population than Asansol
  4. West Bengal has less than 50 Lakh ST population

Which is a correct option

  1. All are false
  2. All are true
  3. 1, 2, 3 are false
  4. 2,3,4 are false

Ans- A

74.  Consider the following statements

1. Pranab Mukherjee was the founder of Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress

2. Pranab Mukherjee has held more than 3 portfolios as Minister in different tenures in the Union Cabinet

3. Pranab Mukherjee has never been the Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission of India

Which is a correct option?

  1. 1 and 2 are correct
  2. 1 and 3 are correct
  3. 2 and 3 are correct
  4. All are correct

Ans- a

75. Consider the following statements

  1. Akanksha is an affordable housing scheme for the employees of the Govt of WB
  2. Madhur Sneho is a Honey procurement scheme of the Govt of West Bengal
  3. Muktidhara is a scheme of the Govt of WB involving SHG and SE.
  4. Pratyasha is a scheme for the shelter of the vagabonds of West Bengal

How many statements are wrong

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. All

Ans  b ( 2 and 4)

76. Which is wrongly matched

  1. UNESCO Heritage Sites in India- 42
  2. UNESCO Heritage Sites in West Bengal- 5
  3. Scheduled Languages in India- 22
  4. National Parks in India- 112

Ans- d

77.  Which combination is wrong

  1. Madhumita Bisht- Badminton
  2. Pinky Pramanik- Track and Field
  3. Pritam Rani Siyach- Cricket
  4. Chhanda Gayen- Mountaineering

Ans- C 

78. Pick the odd man out

  1. Thomas Cup – Badminton
  2. Nagjee Trphy- Football
  3. Kalinga Cup- Hockey
  4. Cooch Behar Cup- Football

Ans- C ( Football)

79.  Which is a wrong statement as per the recent events

a) UNHD Report- India ranks 134th

b) Norway tops the HDI table.

c) As per Gender Inequality Index, India ranks 100

d) India is the largest arms exporter in the last 4 years

How many statements are wrong?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Ans- b

80. Consider the following statements

1. India is the first country to implement Time Dissemination System

2. Philanthropist and Former Chairman of the TATA Sons, Ratan Tata has been awarded the PV Narasimha Rao Memorial Award for his Philanthropic Contributions.

3. 1st March is celebrated as World Poetry Day by the UNESCO since 1999

Which is a correct option?

  1. 1 and 3 are wrong
  2. Only 2 is wrong
  3. Only 3 is wrong
  4. All are correct

Ans- C

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