General Knowledge Set – 230 UPSC Exam :

1. Which can be abolished but not dissolved?

Answer: State Legislative Council

2. Which is not electromagnetic in nature?

Answer: Cathode rays

3. Who has written the famous book ‘Mankind and Mother Earth?

Answer: Bertrand Russell

4. Which would be the shortest route from San Francisco to Vladivostok?

Answer: Flying over the Pacific Ocean

5. Who founded the ‘East India Association’?

Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji

6. What is the aim of Operation Blackboard?

Answer: Promoting adult literacy

7. What is the pH level of blood of a normal person?

Answer:  7.35-7.45

8. Under the Constitution, the residuary powers vest with which government?

Answer: Union Government

9. What is the important feature of shifting cultivation?

Answer: Change of cultivation site

10. Which Peshwas was popularly known as Nana-Saheb ?

Answer: Balaji Baji Rao

11. Which form of phosphorus is used in safety matches?

Answer: Red phosphorus

12. Who has won Man of the Match award in the 2011 World Cup Cricket?

Answer: MS Dohni

13. Who was the first black tennis player to win a Wombledon title?

Answer: Althea Gibson

14. Murrah is a breed of which animal?

Answer: Buffalo

15. Which is called ‘The Bible of Tamil Land’?

Answer: Kural

16. By whom was the life cycle of Plasmodium in mosquito discovered?

Answer: Ronald Ross

17. Howmany subjects are in the State List?

Answer: 66 subjects

18. Which phenomena is used in optical fibres?

Answer: Total internal reflection

19. Which country is included in the North-West pacific fishing grounds?

Answer: Japan 

20. When did Ikhtiyaruddin-bin-Bakhtiyar Khalji invade Bengal?

Answer: 1206 AD

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