Thursday, April 29, 2010


General Awareness
Questions asked in GIC/LIC/OIC AAO Exam, May 2009

1.The first metal to be used by man was:

(a) aluminium
(b) copper
(c) iron
(d) silver

2.The present base year for calculating wholesale
price index number is:

(a) 1993-94
(b) 1991-92
(c) 1961-62
(d) 1950-51

3.For respiration in deep sea, divers use mixture

(a) Oxygen and helium
(b) Oxygen and hydrogen
(c) Oxygen and carbon dioxide
(d) Oxygen and nitrogen

4.Who committed the most daring murder of Sir
Curzen Wyllie in 1907 in a public meeting in London?

(a) B.N. Dutta
(b) M.L. Dhingra
(c) Sardar Ajit Singh
(d) S.C. Chatterjee

5.The Supreme Court consists of a Chief Justice

(a) 12 Judges
(b) 15 Judges
(c) 20 Judges
(d 25 Judges

6.The International Day for Elimination of Racial
Discrimination is observed on:

(a) 20th February (b) 21st February
(c) 20th March
(d) 21st March

7.‘New Horizons’ spacecraft was launched by
NASA to study which of the following planet?

(a) Mars
(b) Pluto
(c) Jupiter
(d) Mercury

8.Which of the following statements are true about
‘2011 Cricket World Cup’?

A. India will host the 2011 World Cup Final.
B. The two semi-final of the mega event will be held
in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
C. The opening ceremony will be held in

D. UAE will host the matches which will be played
between India and Pakistan.
(a) only A, B and C
(b) only B, C and D
(c) only A, C and D
(d) only A and D

9.Which of the following trophies is related with
the game of ‘Football’?

(a) Mumbai Gold Cup
(b) Everest Cup
(c) Merdeka Cup
(d) V.C.C. Cup

10.On which date is Life Insurance Corporation of
India completed its 50 years?

(a) 5th July
(b) 3rd August
(c) 1st September
(d) 15th September

11.The minimum temperature at which a com-
bustible substance catches fire is called:

(a) fireless temperature
(b) ignition temperature
(c) static temperature
(d) optimum temperature

12.The temple of Konark was built by Narasimha
of the:

(a) Maratha Dynasty
(b) Chola Dynasty
(c) Ganga Dynasty
(d) Vijaynagar Empire

13.Rigveda Samhita denotes one-fourth of its
hymns to:

(a) Rudra
(b) Marut
(c) Agni
(d) Indra

14.Ahalyabai, the saintly queen of Maheshwar
(Central India) belonged to which dynasty?

(a) Scindhya dynasty
(b) Peshwa dynasty
(c) Holkar dynasty
(d) Rajput dynasty

15.Which one of the following is not a constitu-
tional body?

(a) Election Commission
(b) Union Public Service Commission
(c) Planning Commission
(d) Finance Commission

16.‘Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)‘ has
not yet been signed by:

(a) India
(b) China
(c) Canada
(d) United Kingdom

17.Jadugoda mines are famous for:

(a) iron ore
(b) mica deposits
(c) gold deposits
(d) uranium deposits

18.What is the Value Added Tax (VAT)?

(a) A single tax that replaces State Taxes like
surcharge, turnover tax, etc.
(b) A simple, transparent, easy to pay tax imposed
on consumers.
(c) A new initiative taken by the government to
increase the tax burden of high income groups.
(d) A new tax to be imposed on the producers of
capital goods.

19.What is the name of the World’s smallest
republic which has an area of 21

(a) Vatican City (b) Palermo
(c) Namur
(d) Nauru

20.On Jan 10, 2007 India crossed another mile-
stone with the successful launch of PSLV-C7 which
injected into orbit for the first time four satellites, Car-
tosat-2, SRE-1, Lapan-Tubsat and Pehuensat-1. Which
one of them is an earth observation satellite?

(a) Cartosat-2
(b) SRE-1
(c) Lapan-Tubsat
(d) Pehuensat-1

21.Which bank has launched India’s first loan
disbursement card recently?
(a) SBI
(b) UTI
(c) IDBI

22.Who has been named “Businessman of the Year
for 2006” by Forbes Asia?

(a) Nandan Nilekani
(b) Mukesh Ambani
(c) Vijay Mallya
(d) Azim Premji

23.Who is the 37th Chief Justice of India?

(a) Ram Jethmalani (d) Y.K. Sabharwal
(c) Bijibhai Patnaik (d) K.G. Balkrishnan

24.‘Diet’ is a joint session of the Parliament of
which nation?
(a) China
(b) Japan
(c) Vietnam
(d) Germany

25.Who is the author of the book, Amitabh—The
Making of a Superstar?

(a) Tushar Raheja
(b) Vijay Singhvi
(c) Susmita Das Gupta
(d) Raj Kamal Jha

26.Ban-ki-Moon who took oath on 14th December
as U.N. Secretary General belonged to:

(a) South Africa
(b) South Korea
(c) Zimbabwe
(d) Yugoslavia

27.The first woman in the world to successfully do
a free fall para-jump over the South Pole from a height
of 12,000 feet in a minus 33 degree Celsius tempera-
ture, is:

(a) Sheetal Mahajan (b) Manisha Lamba
(c) Kangna Ranaut (d) Neha Ahuja

28.Paris is situated on the river:

(a) Danube
(b) Seine
(c) Tiber
(d) Avon

1. (b)2. (a)3. (d)4. (b)5. (d)6. (d)
7. (b)8. (a)9. (c)10. (c)11. (b)
12. (c)13. (d)14. (c)15. (c)16. (a)
17. (d)18. (a)19. (d)20. (c)21. (d)
22. (a)23. (d)24. (b)25. (c)26. (b)
27. (a)28. (b)

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