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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) annually releases recruitment notifications for a large number of vacancies for Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff and Havaldar (CBIC & CBN) positions on the official website i.e. ssc.gov.in. In this article, we are providing you the SSC MTS GA Questions which will help you to increase your score in the SSC MTS Paper 1. Candidates can go through the 50 questions mentioned below and ace their preparation for the upcoming exam.

The selection of candidates for SSC MTS will be based on Paper 1, followed by PET/PST and Document Verification. The Paper 1 is a Computer-Based Examination which is divided into 2 Sessions: Session I and Session II. There will be no negative marking in Session I. In Session II, there will be a negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer i.e. General Awareness is in Session II where 25 questions will be asked for 75 Marks for 45 minutes of composite time with 1 mark of negative marking.

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SSC MTS General Awareness Questions

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Q1. Who won the prestigious Abhinandan Saroja National Award 2021 by the National
Institute of Indian Classical Dance?

(a) Srimanta Sankardev
(b) Aparna Satheesan
(c) Saroj Khan
(d) Pandit Birju Maharaj

Q2.Which river is also known as Dakshin Ganga?

(a) Godavari
(b) Kaveri
(c) Krishna
(d) Tungabhadra

Q3.Gorakhpur is the headquarters of _______ Railway of India.

(a) Western
(b) Eastern
(c) Northern
(d) North-Eastern

Q4.Which state government launched the “Panchamrut Yojana”?

(a) Odisha
(b) West Bengal
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Karnataka

Q5. The forces which act in the interior of the earth are called as _______

(a) exogenic forces

(b) frictional forces
(c) gravitational forces
(d) endogenic forces

Q6. Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan was best known for which of the following instrument?

(a) Harmonium
(b) Violin
(c) Tabla
(d) Rudra Veena

Q7. Which plant tissue is responsible for the transportation of water and minerals from the
soil to the stems and leaves?

(a) Collenchyma
(b) Parenchyma
(c) Phloem
(d) Xylem

Q8. How many field players are in a hockey team?

(a) 9
(b) 14
(c) 11
(d) 7

Q9. Cells were first observed in cork by ______ in 1665.

(a) Edward Jenner
(b) Theophrastus
(c) Anton van Leeuwenhoek
(d) Robert Hooke

Q10. The intervention of the government whether to expand demand or reduce it constitutes
the _______

(a) stabilization function
(b) transition function
(c) redistribution function
(d) expenditure function

Q11. Who was the court poet of Harshavardhana?

(a) Sri Ponna
(b) Parmanand
(c) Hema Saraswati
(d) Banabhatta

Q12. Unemployment caused by the recession of 2008-2010 is an example of which of the
following types of unemployment?

(a) Classical
(b) Structural
(c) Frictional
(d) Cyclical

Q13. Which harvest festival is famously celebrated in Assam?

(a) Lohri
(b) Makar Sankranti
(c) Bhogali Bihu
(d) Onam

Q14. ‘A life of the Genius: The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is a biography of Indian
mathematician _______

(a) Srinivasa Ramanujan
(b) Acharya Pingala
(c) Neena Gupta
(d) Aryabhata

Q15. During the Sultanate of Delhi, the term "Ulema" was associated with ______
(a) Learned theologians and Jurists

(b) Postal officer
(c) Commander-in-chief
(d) Village Revenue officer

Q16. When the British rule ended in India in the year 1947 the literacy rate was just ______

(a) 12 percent
(b) 22 percent
(c) 18 percent
(d) 20 percent

Q17. Bahmani Monuments at Gulbarga, Karnataka represent ______ style of architecture.

(a) Nagara
(b) Sikh
(c) Deccan
(d) Mameluke

Q18. The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 belongs to _______ Ministry of India.
(a) Earth Sciences
(b) Tribal Affairs
(c) Law and Justice
(d) Home Affairs

Q19. Which is the oldest tennis tournament in the world?

(a) Wimbledon
(b) French Open
(c) US Open
(d) Australian Open

Q20. The reaction between an acid and a base is known as _______

(a) Neutralisation reaction
(b) Condensation reaction
(c) Oxidation reaction
(d) Sub-alteration reaction

Q21. Which among the following socio religions community was founded by Raja Ram
Mohan Roy?

(a) Brahmo Samaj
(b) Prarthana Samaj
(c) Arya Samaj
(d) Akali Dal

Q22. Who was the founder of Prarthana Samaj?

(a) Atmaram Pandurang
(b) Swami Vivekananda
(c) Tulsi Ram
(d) Ram Singh

Q23. Which union territory has a high court of its own?

(a) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(b) Chandigarh
(c) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(d) Delhi

Q24. Out of the following, which one is a fundamental right in the constitution of India?

(a) Right to Opportunities
(b) Right to Work
(c) Right to Vote
(d) Right to Freedom

Q25. Rukmini Devi Arundale was a famous exponent of which form of dance?

(a) Kuchipudi
(b) Bharatnatyam
(c) Mohiniattam
(d) Kathakali

Q26.  Which country hosted the 1982 edition of the Asian Games?

(a) India
(b) Qatar
(c) China
(d) Pakistan

Q27. Which among the following is an agricultural festival of Arunachal Pradesh and
celebrated by the Galo tribe?

(a) Losar
(b) Mopin
(c) Karma
(d) Ugadi

Q28. In August 2022, Prime Minister of India inaugurated Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in

(a) New Delhi
(b) Chennai
(c) Mohali
(d) Pune

Q29.  “Magnus Carlsen” is associated with which of the following games?

(a) Chess
(b) Boxing
(c) Table Tennis
(d) Golf

Q30. According to the World Bank classification 2020-2021, India belongs to the category of

(a) lower-middle income country
(b) upper-middle income country
(c) high-income country
(d) Low-income country

Q31. In the Preamble of the Indian Constitution, _____________ assures the dignity of the
(a) fraternity
(b) justice
(c) equality
(d) liberty

Q32.  The cells having well – organized nucleus with a nuclear membrane are designated as
(a) prokaryotic cells
(b) eukaryotic cells
(c) autokaryotic cells
(d) Cheek cells

Q33. The Temple at Khajuraho were built during which dynasty?
(a) Nanda dynasty
(b) Maurya dynasty
(c) Chandella dynasty
(d) Vijayanagara dynasty

Q34. How many biosphere reserves are there in India?

(a) Seventeen

(b) Eighteen
(c) Sixteen
(d) Nineteen

Q35. The 18% century, the development of cotton industries in Britain resulted in
(a) Increase in demand of Indian textile in Britain
(b) Decline of textiles production in India
(c) Increase in demand of Indian textile in India
(d) Decline of British textiles industries in India

Q36. “Eskimos” are associated with which geographical region?
(a) Tropical Rainforest Region
(b) Polar Region
(c) Savanna Grassland
(d) Arid Region

Q37. The Xinjiang region, which was seen in the news due to the collapse of a gold mine, is
located in which country?
(a) North Korea
(b) South Korea
(c) China
(d) Japan

Q38. The Race of My Life’ is an autobiography of famous Indian athlete________.
(a) Yuvraj Singh
(b) Milkha Singh

(c) Sania Mirza
(d) Kapil Dev

Q39. The offences for which the police may arrest a person without the permission of the
court is called _______________.
(a) Non-Cognizable offences
(b) Cognizable offences
(c) Detention offences
(d) Cross offences

Q40. Twenty five percent of the land revenue collected by Marathas in the Deccan was
(a) Bhoga
(b) Bhaga
(c) Sardeshmulkhi
(d) Chauth

Q41. The normal temperature of the human body is __________.
(a) 37°C
(b) 31°C
(c) 34°C
(d) 32°C

Q42. Karagam Folk Dance is associated with which state?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Haryana

(c) Rajasthan
(d) Assam

Q43. Gair dance is performed by the ____________ community of Rajasthan.
(a) Bhil
(b) Gujjar
(c) Gond
(d) Jat

Q44. Which of the following is “NOT one of the three major types of rocks?
(a) Sedimentary Rocks
(b) Magnetic Rocks
(c) Igneous Rocks
(d) Metamorphic Rocks

Q45. According to the Ashokan Inscription which of the following was NOT a provincial
centre in Magadha Empire?

(a) Indraprastha
(b) Taxila
(c) Tosali
(d) Ujjayini

Q46. In which type of farming, the land is used for growing food and fodder crops and
rearing livestock?
(a) Mixed farming
(b) Dairy farming

(c) Plantation farming
(d) Commercial farming

Q47. First session of Indian National congress held in _____________.
(a) Lahore
(b) Bombay
(c) Surat
(d) Calcutta

Q48. Ilyas Khan was born in Lucknow to a family of musicians. He was famous for playing
(a) Veena
(b) Sitar
(c) Tabla
(d) Mridangam

Q49. Fungi can grow on which of the following items?
I. Bread
II. Pickles
III. Leather
IV. Clothes

Select the correct option.
(a) I, II, III and IV
(b) I and III
(c) I, II and III

(d) I and II

Q50. As per Budget 2023-24, how much comes from corporation tax for every 1 Re receipt
of the government?
(a) 15 paisa
(b) 17 paisa
(c) 4 paisa
(d) 7 paisa


Q1. Sol. The answer is (b).
Aparna Satheesan received the 2021 Abhinandan Saroja National Award by the National Institute of Indian Classical Dance. Aparna Satheesan is an internationally praised skillful dancer who instructed in various classical Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattom, Kathakali, Ottam Thullal etc.

Q2. Sol. River Godavari is also known as Dakshin Ganga. So the answer is (a).

  • It is also known as Vridh Ganga. It is the largest Peninsular river system. It rises in the Nasik district of Maharashtra and discharges its water into the Bay of Bengal.
  • Its tributaries run through the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
  •  Pravara, Purna, Manjra, Penganga, Wardha, Wainganga, Pranhita (combined flow of Wainganga, Penganga, Wardha), Indravati, Maner and the Sabri are tributaries of Godavari.

Q3. Sol. Gorakhpur of Uttar Pradesh serves as the headquarters of North-Eastern Railway Zone. So the answer is (d). Indian Railways is geographically organized into different zones. At present, there are 18
Zonal Railways (including Metro Railway, Kolkata).

Q4. Sol. The Uttar Pradesh government announced ‘Panchamrut Yojana’. So the answer is (c).

It will aid in doubling farmers’ income through the implementation of cost-effective technical measures and the promotion of co-cropping. The Panchamrut scheme seeks to reduce the production cost of sugarcane, as well as increase productivity and the fertility of the land, through five techniques, including an integrated trench method for sowing of sugarcane, ratoon management and trash mulching, drip irrigation and co-cropping.

Q5. Sol. The answer is (d).
Endogenic forces or endogenetic forces are the pressure that originates inside the earth,
therefore also called as internal forces. These internal forces lead to vertical and horizontal
movements and result in subsidence, land upliftment, volcanism, faulting, folding,
earthquakes, etc.
Endogenic forces can be classified as slow movements (diastrophic) and sudden
movements. Slow movements cause changes very gradually which might not be visible
during a human lifetime.

Q6. Sol. The answer is (c).
Shafaat Ahmed Khan was famous for his mastery over clear ‘bols’ and melodious tone of the
tabla, accompaniment (sangat) and systematic improvisation. During his active years he was
one of the leading tabla maestros of India.
Shafaat Ahmed Khan was a recipient of "Padma Shree" award in 2003.

Q7. Sol. The answer is (d).

  • The vascular system is comprised of two main types of tissue: the xylem and the
    phloem. The xylem distributes water and dissolved minerals upward through the
    plant, from the roots to the leaves. The phloem carries food downward from the leaves
    to the roots.
  • Xylem cells constitute the major part of a mature woody stem or root. They are
    stacked end to end in the center of the plant, forming a vertical column that conducts
    water and minerals absorbed by the roots upward.
  • Phloem cells form a similar chain on the outer edges of the xylem, transporting food
    synthesized by the leaves downward through the stem.

Q8. Sol. The answer is (c).
Field hockey (Hockey) is a team sport structured in standard hockey format, in which each team plays with 11 players in total, made up of ten outfield players and a goalkeeper.

Q9. Sol. The answer is (d) Robert Hooke.
Robert Hooke was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, architect, and inventor. He is best known for his work on optics and microscopy. In 1665, he used a microscope to observe thin slices of cork and described the small, box-like structures he saw as "cells". This was the first time that cells had been observed in any organism. So, the correct answer is Robert Hooke, who first observed cells in cork in 1665.

Q10. Sol. The correct answer is (a) stabilisation function.

  • The stabilisation function of the government is to smooth out economic fluctuations
    and maintain economic stability. This can be done by expanding demand during a
    recession to boost economic activity, or by reducing demand during an inflation to
    cool down the economy.
  • The transition function is the government’s role in helping the economy adjust to
    structural changes, such as the introduction of new technologies or the opening up of
    new markets.
  • The redistribution function is the government’s role in redistributing income and
    wealth to achieve greater equity.
  •  The expenditure function is the government role in determining the level and
    composition of public spending.
    Here are some additional details about the stabilization function:
  • The government can use a variety of tools to stabilize the economy, such as fiscal
    policy (taxes and spending), monetary policy (interest rates), and exchange rate
  • Fiscal policy is the use of government spending and taxation to influence the economy. For example, the government can increase spending during a recession to boost economic activity, or it can cut spending during inflation to cool down the economy.
  • Monetary policy is the use of interest rates to influence the economy. The central bank can raise interest rates to slow down the economy, or it can lower interest rates to stimulate the economy.
  •  Exchange rate policy is the use of the exchange rate to influence the economy. The government can devalue its currency to make exports more competitive, or it can revalue its currency to make imports cheaper.

Q11. Sol. Banabhatta was the court poet of King Harshavardhana. So the answer is (d).

  •  Banabhatta wrote Harshvardhan’s biography Harshacharita in Sanskrit.
  • He describes his association with Thanesar in his biography.
  • He wrote one of the most famous and earliest novels, known as Kadambari(biography of Harsha & Kadambari).

Q12. Sol. The answer is (d).

  • Unemployment caused by the recession of 2008-2010 is an example of Cyclical type of unemployment.
  • Cyclical unemployment can be caused by a recession, which is a period of negative economic growth. Cyclical unemployment can also be caused by downturns in a business cycle in which demand for goods and services decreases over time.
  • While Structural unemployment can be the result of a lack of skills for workers or technological advances that have put workers out of a job.

Q13. Sol. The answer is (c).

  •  The entire state of Assam celebrates Bohag Bihu with lots of excitement every year in April. It marks the start of the Assamese calendar year. This harvest festival in India is also known as Magh Bihu.
  •  Lohri is a popular winter Punjabi folk festival celebrated primarily in Northern India.
  • Makar Sankranti also referred to as Uttarayana, Makar, or simply Sankranti, is a Hindu observance and a festival. Usually falling on the date of January 15 annually, this occasion marks the transition of the sun from the zodiac of Sagittarius to Capricorn.
  • Onam is an annual Indian harvest festival celebrated mainly in Keral.

Q14. Sol. The answer is (a).

  •  The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan is a biography of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, written in 1991 by Robert Kanigel. The book gives a detailed account of his upbringing in India, his mathematical achievements and his mathematical collaboration with mathematician G. H. Hardy.
  • Ramanujan born on 22 December 1887, was a great Indian mathematician. Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems then considered unsolvable.

Q15. Sol. The answer is (a).

  • Ulema is a Muslim scholar in the Islamic world. Ulema played an important role in the polity, society, and culture during Medieval Indian History.
  • The Ulema played an important role in Muslim society to learn the literature, law, and doctrines of Islam.
  • They were the judges, jurists, priests, leaders, scholars, teachers, readers of Quran and Hadith, recitals of traditions, Sufis, mosque functionaries, and madrasa in medieval Indian society.
  •  Ulema helped to carry on the teaching of Islam, enforced its morals, upheld its law, proclaimed its doctrines, and suppressed corruption and vice.

Q16. Sol. The answer is (a).

  • When the British rule ended in India in the year 1947 the literacy rate was just 12%. Over the years, India has changed socially, economically, and globally.
  • According to the 2011 Census of India, the overall rate of literacy is 73 per cent. While the rate of literacy for men is 80.9 percent, for women it is 65.46 percent.

Q17.  Sol. The correct answer is (c).

  • The Bahmani Monuments at Gulbarga, Karnataka represent the Deccan style of architecture. This style is a fusion of the Indo-Islamic architectural styles of the Persian and Indian cultures. It is characterized by the use of pointed arches, bulbous domes, and intricate ornamentation. The Bahmani monuments are some of the finest
    examples of the Deccan style of architecture.
  • The Nagara style of architecture is found in the temples of North India. It is characterized by the use of curvilinear towers and spires. The Sikh style of architecture is found in the gurdwaras of the Sikh religion. It is characterized by the use of white marble and intricate latticework. The Mameluke style of architecture is
    found in the mosques and tombs of Egypt and Syria. It is characterized by the use of pointed arches and ribbed domes.
  • The Deccan style of architecture was developed by the Bahmani Sultanate, which ruled over the Deccan region of India from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The Bahmanis were a Muslim dynasty, but they adopted many elements of Indian architecture into their style. The Deccan style of architecture was later adopted by other dynasties in the Deccan, such as the Adilshahi and Qutbshahi dynasties.
  • The Bahmani Monuments at Gulbarga are some of the finest examples of the Deccan style of architecture. The monuments include the Gulbarga Fort, the Great Mosque, and the Haft Gumbaz (Seven Tombs). These monuments are a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Deccan region.

Q18. Sol. The correct answer is (c) Law and Justice
The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 belongs to the Ministry of Law and Justice in India. This ministry is responsible for the administration of legal affairs, justice, and law- related matters in the country. It formulates and implements various laws, regulations, and amendments of elections, legal procedures, and justice system in India. The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, as the name suggests, would involve changes or modifications to existing election laws, and therefore, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Law and Justice.

Q19. Sol. The answer is (a).
Wimbledon is the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament. It was started in 1877. It is usually held from late June to early July. There are four Grand Slam tournaments in Tennis viz. Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

Q20. Sol. The answer is (a) Neutralisation reaction.

  • A neutralization reaction is a chemical reaction that occurs when an acid and a base react to form a salt and water. The salt is the product of the negative ion of the acid and the positive ion of the base. The water is formed from the reaction of the hydrogen ion of the acid and the hydroxide ion of the base. For example, the reaction of hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) forms sodium chloride (NaCl) and water (H2O).
  • The neutralization reaction is a type of double displacement reaction, which means that the ions of the reactants swap partners to form the products. The neutralization reaction is a very important reaction in chemistry. It is used in many applications, such as in the production of soaps and detergents, in the treatment of acid reflux, and the neutralization of hazardous waste.

Q21.  Sol. The correct answer is (a) Brahmo Samaj.

  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded the Brahmo Samaj in 1828. It was a monotheistic religious reform movement that aimed to purify Hinduism and remove its many social evils. The Brahmo Samaj believed in the worship of a single God, and rejected the caste system, sati, and child marriage.
  • The Prarthana Samaj was founded in 1867 by Mahadev Govind Ranade. It was a similar movement to the Brahmo Samaj, but it was more focused on social reform than religious reform.
  • The Arya Samaj was founded in 1875 by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. It was a Hindu revivalist movement that rejected many of the beliefs and practices of modern Hinduism.
  • The Akali Dal is a Sikh political party that was founded in 1920. It is not a religious reform movement .

Q22. Sol. The answer is (a).
Prarthana Samaj was founded by Atmaram Panduranga, the movement gained momentum and popularity after scholar and reformer Mahadev Govind Ranade joined it. The Samaj was different from the Brahmo Samaj of Bengal in that it was not as radical and took a cautious approach to the reformist programmes. For this reason, it was better received by the public as well.

Q23. Sol. The answer is (d).
Delhi is the only union territory that has a high court of its own. The Delhi High Court was established on October 31, 1966. The other union territories, including Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, and Jammu and Kashmir, do not have their own high courts. The jurisdiction of the high courts of other states is extended to these union territories.

Q24. Sol. The answer is (d).

  • The right to freedom guarantees freedom for citizens of India. These are enshrined in Articles 19, 20, 21A and 22 of the Indian Constitution.
  •  Article 19: It deals with protecting the rights to freedom for Assembly, Profession, Movement, Speech and expression, Association, and Residence;
  • Article 20: It deals with the protection from a conviction for the offences;
  • Article 21: Articles 21 and 21 (A) are responsible for the right to life, personal liberty,and elementary education;
  •  Article 22: Deals with protection against arrest and detention in some instances.

Q25.  Sol. The Correct answer is (b)
Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, and an activist for animal welfare. So the answer is

Q26. Sol. The Correct answer is (a) India.

The 1982 Asian Games were hosted by India in New Delhi. It was the 9th edition of the Asian Games and was held from November 19 to December 4, 1982. A total of 3,411 athletes from 33 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in these games, competing in 196 events in 21 sports and 23 disciplines. China won the most medals with 153 gold, 94 silver, and 84 bronze, followed by Japan with 90 gold, 71 silver, and 68 bronze. India finished 5th with 13 gold, 19 silver, and 25 bronze medals.

Q27. Sol. The answer is (b) The agricultural festival celebrated by the Galo tribe in Arunachal Pradesh is called Mopin;

Mopin is one of the most important festivals of the Galo tribe in Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is primarily an agricultural festival celebrated to mark the end of the sowing season and seek blessings from deities for a good harvest. The festival is usually observed in the month of April every year.

Q28. Sol. The answer is (c) Mohali.

Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 24, 2022 in Mohali, Punjab. The hospital is a tertiary care cancer hospital with a 300-bed capacity. It is equipped with modern facilities to treat all types of cancers using every available treatment modality like Surgery, Radiotherapy and Medical Oncology – Chemotherapy, immunotherapy and Bone marrow transplant.

Q29. Sol.  The answer must be a game that Magnus Carlsen is associated with. Magnus Carlsen is a chess grandmaster and the current world chess champion. So the answer is (a).

  • Here are some additional details about Magnus Carlsen:
  • He is the highest-rated chess player in history, with a peak rating of 2882.
  •  He has won the World Chess Championship four times, in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018.
  • He is also a three-time winner of the Candidates Tournament, which is the tournament that determines the challenger for the World Chess Championship.

Q30. Sol. The answer is (a) lower-middle income country.
The World Bank classifies countries into four income groups based on their gross national income (GNI) per capita. India’s GNI per capita in 2022 was $1,947, which puts it in the lower-middle income category.

Q31. Sol.  The correct answer is (a).

  • The Preamble of the Indian Constitution states that the Constitution is to secure to all its citizens justice, liberty, equality and fraternity. Of these, fraternity is the only one that specifically mentions the dignity of the individual.
  •  Justice is about ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and equally under the law. Liberty is about giving people the freedom to do as they please, as long as they do not harm others. Equality is about ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities in life, regardless of their background.
  • Fraternity, on the other hand, is about creating a sense of unity and belonging among all Indians. It is about ensuring that everyone is treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their caste, religion, or social status.
  • The phrase "dignity of the individual" means that each person is valuable and deserves to be treated with respect. Fraternity is the only one of the four ideals mentioned in the Preamble that specifically mentions the dignity of the individual. Therefore, the answer is (a).

Q32. Sol. The correct answer is (b) eukaryotic cells.
Eukaryotic cells are cells that have a well-organized nucleus with a nuclear membrane. The nuclear membrane separates the genetic material from the rest of the cell. This allows the genetic material to be protected and organized. Eukaryotic cells also have other membrane- bound organelles, such as the mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, and Golgi apparatus.

Q33. Ans.(c)
Sol. The Temple at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty. So the answer is (c). The Chandella dynasty was a medieval Indian dynasty that ruled over the central part of India from the 9th to the 13th centuries. The dynasty was known for its patronage of art, culture, and architecture, and the temples at Khajuraho are some of the most significant examples of their architectural brilliance.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the town of Khajuraho, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. These temples were built between the 10th and 12th centuries, during the peak of the Chandella dynasty& power and influenc .

Q34. Sol. The answer is (b). There are currently 18 biosphere reserves in India.

Q35. Sol. The correct answer is (b) Decline of textiles production in India
The development of cotton industries in Britain in the 18th century led to the decline of textiles production in India. This was because British textiles were produced more cheaply and efficiently using machines, while Indian textiles were produced by hand. As a result, British textiles were able to undercut Indian textiles in the global market,
and Indian textile producers were forced to close their businesses.

Q36. Sol. The correct answer is (b). Eskimos are associated with the Polar Region
They are indigenous peoples of the Arctic and subarctic regions of Greenland, Alaska, Canada, and Russia. The Polar Region is characterized by its cold climate, long winters, and short summers. Eskimos have adapted to this environment by developing a unique culture and way of life. They are skilled hunters and fishers, and they use their knowledge of the land and sea to survive in this harsh environment.

Q37. Sol. The answer is (c) China.
Xinjiang is an autonomous region in north-western China. It is the largest province-level division of China by area and is bordered by Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The collapse of the gold mine in Xinjiang was a major news story in 2021, and it is estimated that over 100 people were killed.

Q38. Sol. The correct option for the autobiography "The Race of My Life" is (b) Milkha Singh &The Race of My Life" is the autobiography of the famous Indian athlete Milkha Singh. Milkha Singh, also known as "The Flying Sikh," was a renowned track and field athlete and one of India’s most celebrated sports personalities.

Q39. Sol. The answer is (b) cognizable offences.

  •  Cognizable offences are those in which the police can arrest the accused without a warrant.
  • The definition of cognizable offences is given in Section 2(c) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). It states that a cognizable offence is an offence for which a police officer may, in accordance with the First Schedule or under any other law for the time being in force, arrest without warrant.

Q40. Sol. The answer is (d) Chauth.
During the Maratha rule in the Deccan, the Maratha rulers collected a specific tax known as "Chauth" from the territories they controlled. The term "Chauth" literally means one-fourth or 25%. It was a significant revenue system employed by the Marathas to finance their military and administrative expenses.

Q41. Sol. The normal temperature of the human body is (a) 37°C.

The human body’s temperature is generally measured in degrees Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F). The normal body temperature can vary slightly from person to person and can fluctuate throughout the day. However, the average normal body temperature is considered to be around 37°C (98.6°F).

Q42. Sol. The Karagam Folk Dance is associated with the state of Tamil Nadu. So the answer is

  • Karagam is a traditional folk dance form that originated in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a popular dance performed during various festivals and occasions in the region. The dance is typically performed with skillfully balanced pots (called Karagam" in Tamil), which are decorated with beautiful designs and filled with water and sometimes with rice, flowers, or other offerings.
  • The dance involves intricate movements, rhythmic steps, and balancing of the pots on the heads of the performers. It requires a great deal of skill, coordination, and practice to perform the dance gracefully without dropping the pots.
  • The Karagam dance is often performed during celebrations of festivals like Pongal,Navratri, and other local occasions. It is an essential part of Tamil culture and adds color and vibrancy to the festivities.

Q43. Sol. The Gair dance is performed by the Bhil community of Rajasthan. So the answer is (a).

  • Gair dance is a traditional folk dance performed by the Bhil community of Rajasthan, India. The Bhils are one of the largest indigenous communities in India and are primarily found in the western states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. They have a rich cultural heritage, and Gair dance is one of the
    important art forms that showcases their vibrant traditions.
  • The Gair dance is typically performed during various festive occasions, especially during the festivals of Holi and Gangaur. It is a lively and energetic dance that involves rhythmic movements and coordinated steps performed by both men and women of the Bhil community.

Q44. Sol. The answer is (b). Magnetic Rocks.
The three major types of rocks are sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, and metamorphic rocks. Magnetic rocks are not a type of rock

Q45. Sol. The answer is (a) Indraprastha
The four provincial centres of the Mauryan Empire, as mentioned in the Ashokan Inscriptions, are:

  • Taxila (in the north)
  •  Ujjayini (in the west)
  •  Suvarnagiri (in the south)
  • Tosali (in the east)

Q46.  Sol. The answer is (a) The type of farming in which the land is used for growing food and fodder crops and rearing livestock is known as Mixed farming. Mixed farming involves the cultivation of crops and rearing of animals on the same farm. The crops grown can be food crops like wheat, rice, maize, vegetables, etc., and fodder crops like
alfalfa, clover, or other grasses that are used to feed livestock. The livestock raised may include cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, or other animals. The benefits of mixed farming include the utilization of crop residues as animal feed, the use of animal manure as organic fertilizer for crops, and a more balanced agricultural system.

Q47. Sol. The answer is (b) The first session of the Indian National Congress was held in Bombay
(now Mumbai).
Solution in detail:

  • The Indian National Congress (INC) was founded on December 28, 1885. The first session of the Indian National Congress took place from December 28 to December 31, 1885, at Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in Bombay (now Mumbai). It was presided over by Allan Octavian Hume, a retired British civil servant, who played a crucial role in the formation of the Congress.
  • The main objective behind the formation of the Indian National Congress was to bring together Indians from different regions and communities to discuss their grievances, present their demands, and work towards obtaining greater rights and representation from the British government.
  • During this first session, 72 delegates from various parts of India attended, representing different regions and backgrounds. Notable leaders like Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha, Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, Monomohun Ghose, and William Wedderburn were among the prominent attendees.

Q48. Sol. The answer is (b) Sitar
Ilyas Khan was a sitar player. He was born in Lucknow, India, to a family of musicians. He was a disciple of Abdul Ghani Khan, a dhrupad singer from Kalpi. Later, he trained under Yusuf Ali Khan, the sitarist and sitar maker. Khan was known for his fast and melodious playing style. He was also a composer and wrote several ragas.

Q49. Sol. The correct answer is (a), I, II, III and IV.

  • Fungi can grow on bread, pickles, leather and clothes. This is because fungi are decomposers, which means they break down dead or decaying matter. Bread, pickles, leather and clothes are all made of organic matter, which means they are potential food sources for fungi.
  •  In addition, fungi are able to grow in warm, humid environments. Bread, pickles, leather and clothes are all likely to be in warm, humid environments, which provides the perfect conditions for fungi to grow.

Q50. Sol. The answer is (a) 15 paisa.
According to the Budget 2023-24, corporation tax is expected to contribute 15 paisa for every 1 Re receipt of the government. This is the same as the contribution from income tax. The other major contributors are Union excise duty (7 paisa) and customs (4 paisa).



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