Monday, April 22, 2013

Questions with Answer key- Postal Assistant Exam 2013 (Phase 1- 21 April 2013) Exam Part A - General Knowledge

1. Government of India
has recently granted
"Maharatna Status to
two more Navratna
Public Sector
enterprises. Which are
the these new
companies joining the
club of Maharatna
public sector
(A) Steel authority of
India Limited and
National Thermal Power
Corporation Limited
(B) Bharat heavy
Electrical Ltd and Gas
authority of India
(C) Indian Oil Corporation
and Coal India Limited
(D) Bharat Heavy
Electricals Limited and
Oil and Natural Gas
Ans. (B) Bharat heavy
Electrical Ltd and Gas
authority of India
2. India's newly built and
tested missile 'Astra' is
meant for
(A) Surface to surface
(B) Air to Air Strike
(C) Surface to Air Strike
(D) Air to surface Strike
Ans. (B) Air to Air
3. The Governor General
who adopted a policy of
Europeanization of
Bureaucracy and an
exlusion of Indian from
higher posts
(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Wellesley
(C) Cornwallis
(D) Dalhousie
Ans. (C) Cornwallis
4. During which
movement Bal
Gangadhar Tilak was
given the epithet
Lokmanya and Gandhiji
give the slogan 'swaraj
in a year' respectively:
(A) Home rule Movement
and Non Cooperation
(B) Swadeshi Movement
and Dandi March
(C) Quit India Movement
and Civil Disobedience
(D) Khilafat Movement
and Civil Disobedience
Ans. (A) Home rule
Movement and Non
5. Recently Dargah
Muinuddin Chisti at
Ajmer was in news due
to visit of Pakistani
Prime Minister Dargah
Muinudding Chisti at
Ajmer was built by:
(A) Qutubuddin Aibak
(B) Alauddin Khilji
(C) IItutmish
(D) Khijra Khan
Ans. (B) Alauddin
6. Bauxite is an ore of:
(A) Zinc
(B) Aluminium
(C) Lead
(D) Copper
Ans. (B) Aluminium
7. Which one of the
following is the land
area in the extreme
south of India?
(A) Indira Point
(B) Rameshwaram
(C) Cape Cammiran
(D) Puducherry
Ans. (A) Indira Point
8. The ozone layer lies in
(A) Troposphere
(B) Tropopause
(C) Stratosphere
(D) None of these
Ans. (C) Stratosphere
9. In Union Budget
2013-14, "Voluntary
Scheme" was launched
by Government of India.
This scheme is related
(A) Service Tax
(B) Commodity
Transaction Tax
(C) Income Tax
(D) Securities
Transaction Tax
Ans. (A) Service Tax
10. Economic Survey
2012-13 states that
Non Performing Assets
of increased from
2.36% to 3.57% in
September, 2012. The
description of Non
performing Assets was
with reference to which
(A) Telecom Sector
(B) Human Resource
(C) Oil and Gas Sector
(D) Banking Sector
Ans. (D) Banking
11. This is the rate at
which Reserve Bank of
India borrows money
from commercial
(A) Reverse Repo rate
(B) Statutory Liquidity
(C) Repo rate
(D) Cash reserve ratio
Ans. (A) Reverse
Repo rate
12. As per election
commission of India,
how many recognized
national political parties
are there in India?
(A) 6
(B) 2
(C) 7
(D) None of these
Ans. (A) 6
13. The present deputy
chairman of Rajya
Sabha is elected
member of Parliament
from which State of
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Tamilnadu
(C) Kerala
(D) Karnataka
Ans. (C) Kerala
14. The constitution of
India was adopted on:
(A) 26th January, 1950
(B) 15th August, 1947
(C) 26th November,
(D) 26th January, 1951
Ans. (C) 26th
November, 1949
15. The Present
strength of Rajya
Sabha members is .....
out of which..... are
representatives of
states and union
territories of Delhi and
Puducherry and .... are
nominated by president:
(A) 250, 238, 12
(B) 247, 235, 12
(C) 245, 233, 12
(D) 248, 236, 12
Ans. (C) 245, 233, 12
16. Which of the
following glands
produces insulin in
human body?
(A) Pancreas
(B) Spleen
(C) Liver
(D) Pituitary
Ans. (A) Pancreas
17. Which of the
following is food
poisoning organism
(A) Clostridium
(B) Streptomyces
(C) Lacto bacillus
(D) None of these
Ans. (A) Clostridium
18. Development of
goitre (Enlarged thyroid
gland) is mainly due to
deficiency of:
(A) Sodium
(B) Calcium
(C) Iodine
(D) Iron
Ans. (C) Iodine
19. The emission of
which casuses global
(A) Carbon dioxide
(B) Carbon monoxide
(C) Nitrogen
(D) Hydrocarbon
Ans. (A) Carbon
20. Who was adjudged
player of the
tournament by scoring
most number of runs in
the tournament in
women's world cup
cricket held recently:
(A) Jess Cameron
(B) Megan Schutt
(C) Anya Shrubsole
(D) Suzie Bates
Ans. (D) Suzie Bates
21. Who won the
inaugural Hockey India
League ended in Ranchi
(A) Ranchi Rhinos
(B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Delhi Wave Riders
(D) Mumbai magicians
Ans. (A) Ranchi Rhinos
22. FIFA-2014 world cup
is proposed to be held
(A) Quatar
(B) Brazil
(C) Spain
(D) Russia
Ans. (B) Brazil
23. Wanchoo committee
Dealt with:
(A) Direct Taxes
(B) Right to Information
(C) Agriculture Prices
(D) Parliamentary
Ans. (A) Direct Taxes
24. Kyoto Protocol is:
(A) An international
agreement for
extradition of foreign
(B) An international
agreement describing
formula for conversion
of foreign exchange
(C) An international
agreement to reduce
green house gases
(D) An international
agreement to deal with
International Terrorists
Ans. (C) An
agreement to reduce
green house gases
25. India successfully
completed its 101th
space mission by
launching Indo - French
satellite SARAL recently.
This satellite is for:
(A) Preparation of a
detailed and complete
map of Antarctica
(B) Study the climate on
(C) Oceanographic study
(D) None of these is
Ans. (C)
Oceanographic studyt