MCQ on Indian Polity and Economy for WBCS/SSC/Misc Competetive Exams/etc - II

1. which one has not been correctly matched ?

    (a) National Youth Day : January 12        (b) National Science Day : February 28

    (c) National Technology Day : May 17     (d) Ouit India Day : August 9

2. What is the approximate percentage of urban population of India in 2001 census :

    (a) 26        (b) 28        (c) 30        (d) 32

3. What is the density of population of India in 2001 census report (per sq. km) :

    (a) 316        (b) 320        (c) 324       (d) 328

4. In 2001 census highest literacy was for Kerala being around 90%. The second position being around 88% was for :

    (a) Tamil Nadu         (b) Mizoram          (c) Nagaland         (d) Goa

5. The length of National Highways of India in 2001 census was around (in thousand kms ) :

    (a) 54        (b) 56        (c) 58       (d) 60

6. What is the approximate time of official playing of national anthem of India :

    (a) 45 seconds         (b) 52 seconds         (c) 58 seconds         (d) None of these

7. How many spokes are there in the wheel of the National Flag ol India :

    (a) 16        (b) 20         (c) 24        (d) 32

8. The present National Anthem of India ‘Jana-gana-Mana…. ’ was first sung in the Congress session on 27th December, 1911 in session held at :

    (a) Bombay         (b) Lucknow         (c) Calcutta          (d) None

9. The first month of the National ‘Saka’ Calendar year of India is :

    (a) Baishaka         (b) Sravana          (c) Phalguna          (d) Chaitra

10. Indian State having largest population, Uttar Pradesh, send highest number of members in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The numbers are respectively :

      (a) 70 - 25          (b) 75 - 28         (c) 80 - 31        (d) 85 - 34

11. On which date the first Lok Sabha of India was constituted ?

      (a) March 12, 1952       (b) April 17, 1952        (c) May 7, 1952       (d)  June 12, 1952

12. The first women President of the UN General Assembly was :

      (a) Sarojini Naidu        (b) Vijaylakshmi Pandit        (c) Sucheta Kripalini        (d) None of these

13. By which constitutional Amendment the voting age of Indians was lowered from 21 years to 18 years :

      (a) 61st        (b) 65th         (c) 71st        (d) 74th

14. Which one has not been correctly matched ?

      (a) Operation Bluestar : Punjab               (b) Operation Black Thunder : Assam

      (c) Operation Sarp Vinash : Kashmir       (d) Operation Cactus : Maldives

15. Which one is a India made Surface to air missile (SAM) ?

      (a) Agni        (b) Prithvi        (c) Trisul       (d) Nishant

16. On the basis of latest position number of Railway zones in India reached to :

      (a) 12        (b) 14        (c) 16        (d) 18

17. In the census of 2001 the literacy rate of India reached to around 68%. What is the approximate literacy for males and females respectively ?

      (a) 70 & 60%          (b) 72 & 67%          (c) 75 & 60%         (d) 76 & 54%

18. What is the average percentage of people living below poverty line on the basis of 2001 census report ?

      (a) 24        (b) 26       (c) 28        (d) 32

19. The National Remote Sensing Agency of India is located at :

      (a) Bangalore         (b) Chennai        (c) Hyderabad         (d) Mumbai

20. The Master Control Facility (MCF) associated with Indian Space project is located at Hassan of :

      (a) Madhya pradesh        (b) Kerala        (c) Karnataka         (d) Andhrapradesh

21. In which year the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) was set up :

      (a) 1960        (b) 1961       (c) 1962      (d) 1963

22. In which city the Indian Institute of Astrophysics is located ?

      (a) Bangalore        (b) Mumbai        (c) Hyderabad        (c) Allahabad

23. Central Food Technological Research Institute is located in :

      (a) Bijapur        (b) Mysore       (c) Hassan       (d) Bangalore

24. The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is located at :

      (a) Dheradun       (b) Lucknow        (c) Allahabad        (d) None

25. In 1955 the Congress party adopted resolution to introduce Socialist pattern of economy in India. The session was held in :

      (a) Allahabad of Uttar Pradesh        (b) Avadi of Tamil Nadu

      (c) Amritsar of Punjab        (d) Ujjain of Madhya pradesh.

26. Privy Purses for former rulers of Native Indian States were abolished in :

      (a) 1968        (b) 1970        (c) 1972       (d) None of these

27. In which year Mr. Rajiv Gandhi was killed ?

      (a) 1991        (b) 1992        (c) 1993       (d) None of these

28. In which year Mr. Vajpayee went to Lahore by Bus journey ?

      (a) 1999        (b) 2000        (c) 2001       (d) None of these

29. Who was appointed as the first woman Governor of an Indian State (U.P) :

      (a) Vijaykakshmi Pandit        (b) Padmaja Naidu        (c) Sarojini Naidu       (d) None of these

30. First Woman Chief Minister of an Indian State was : (of Uttar Pradesh) :

      (a) Sucheta Kripalani        (b) Nandini Satpati        (c) Kumudben Joshi       (d) None of these

31. The biggest State of India in Area, Rajasthan has area of around :

      (a) 3.4 Lakh sq .km       (b) 2.8 lakh sq .km        (c) 2.2 lakh        (d) 1.8 lakh

32. The smallest State of India in area, Goa, has area of around :

      (a) 4.3 thousand sq. km        (b) 3.7 thousand sq. km     

      (c) 3.2 thousand sq. km        (d) 2.8 thousand sq. km

33. Which one has not been correctly matched ?

      (a) Chhattisgarh : Raipur        (b) Uttaranchal : Nainital       (c) Lakshadweep : Kavarati        (d) Goa : Panaji

34. India is expected to be largest country in population in :

      (a) 2030        (b)2040        (c) 2050        (d) 2060

35. Indian State having lowest literacy rate in 2001 census was :

      (a) Rajasthan        (b) Jharkhand         (c) Bihar       (d) None of these

36. The Pakistani President General Pervez Musharaf attend ‘Agra Summit’ in July of :

      (a) 2000       (b) 2001       (c) 2002       (d) Now

37. What is the name of India made small passenger aircraft ?

      (a) Saras        (b) Balaka         (c) Hansa        (d) None of these

38. ‘Dada Saheb Phalke’ awards are given in India in the field of :

      (a) literature        (b) science       (c) Cinema         (d) None of these

39. With which organisation India is not assiociated as a member

      (a) SAARC        (b) UNO        (c) WTO       (d) ASEAN

40. Who was chosen as the Chairman of the 12th Finance Commission of India ?

      (a) Bimal Jalan        (b) C. Rangarajan         (c) Raja C. Chaliah         (d) None

41. India was not founder member of the :

      (a) UNO         (b) NAM        (c) WTO       (d) NAFTA

42. Which one has not been correctly matched regarding Railway zone Headquarter ?

      (a) East Coast Railway : Bhubaneswar        (b) South East Central Rail : Bilaspur

      (c) North Central Railway : Jabalpur          (d) East Central Railway : Patna

43. Head Quarter of How many Railway zones are there in Kolkata :

      (a) One       (b) Two        (c) Three        (d) None of these

44. First Asian games were arranged in New Delhi in 1951. Again New Delhi hosted the Asian Games in :

      (a) 1981       (b) 1982        (c) 1983       (d) 1984

45. National Capital Territory, Delhi has Assembly of 70 members. The Union Territory of Pondicherry “has Assembly of :

      (a) 30 members       (b) 33 members       (c) 36 members       (d) 40 members

46. Which one has not been correctly matched :

      (a) University of Roorkee : Uttaranchal         (b) Bundelkhand University : Madhya Pradesh

      (c) Periyar University : Tamil Nadu               (d) Maharshi Dayanand University : Punjab

47. India State having more number of females in relation of males in 2001 was :

      (a) Haryana       (b) Kerala        (c) West Bengal       (d) Punjab

48. After the creation of Chhattisgarh State, in area Madhya Pradesh emerged in position in respect of area as the :

      (a) Second State       (b) Third State        (c) Fourth State       (d) None

49. Indian newspaper having highest number of circulation is :

      (a) Hindustan Times        (b) Times of India        (c) Dainik Jagran       (d) Dainik Bhaskar

50. Which one is not correctly matched regarding Railway zone

      (a) East Central : Hajipur        (b) North Western : Jaipur

      (c) South Western : Bangalore       (d) North Central : Lucknow

51. Which one of the following authorities may suspend the enjoyment of Fundamental Rights of the Indian people :

      (a) Union Cabinet        (b) Union Council of Ministers      (c) The Parliament      (d) None of these

52. Which one of the following does not fall under Union List ?

      (a) TV transmission          (b) Banking         (c) Forest         (d) Citizenship

53. State Government employees are thought to work under the control of the concerned : 

      (a) State Council of Ministers         (b) Chief Minister        (c) Governor       (d) None of these.

54. Indian Citizenship can be acquired by :

      (a) birth        (b) naturalization        (c) registration        (d) All of these

55. Which one of the following is not an autonomous organization ?

      (a) Election Commission         (b) Planning Commission

      (c) Office of C&A G of India      (d) Supreme Court of India.

56. A District Judge hears cases relating to :

      (a) Civil matter       (b) Criminal matter      (c) Constitutional matter      (d) None of these

57. How many seats are there for West Bengal in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively ?

      (a) 40 and 18         (b) 44 and 20        (c) 42 and 16        (d) None of these

58. With an issue of which State of India Sri Krishna Commission was linked ?

      (a) Uttar Pradesh        (b) Maharastra        (c) Gujarat       (d) None of these

59. What was the population of India at the time of Indian Indepedence in 1947 ?

      (a) Around 30 crore        (b) around 35 crore        (c) Around 40 crore        (d) Around 45 crore

60. In which year the planning Commission of India was formed ?

      (a) 1948         (b) 1950        (c) 1952       (d) None of these

61. What was the area of highest importance in 1st Five Year Plan ?

      (a) Agriculture        (b) Industries        (c) Communication        (d) None

62. Who was the Prime Minister of India when Private Banks were nationalized by the Union Government of India ?

      (a) Jawaharlal Nehru        (b) Indira Gandhi        (c) Morerji Desai        (d) None

63. Among the countries of Asia, Indian economy is in …. position.

      (a) 1st       (b) 2nd       (c) 3rd      (d) None of these

64. Around what percent of total population of world are found to live in India :

      (a) 10%         (b) 15%        (c) 20%        (d) 25%

65. Which one of the following Banks has got largest number of Branches among all the Banks of India ?

      (a) State Bank of India       (b) Reserve Bank of India       (c) Allahabad Bank      (d) United Bank of India.

66. Currency notes of which denomination is not circulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ?

      (a) Rs. 500       (b) Rs. 100       (c) Rs. 5       (d) Rs. 1

67. National income and per-capita income in India is calculated by the organisation named ?

      (a) RBI        (b) CSO         (c) FICC1       (d) None of these

68. Which one of the following is not the name of a specialized Financial Institution ?

      (a) IDBI        (b) NABARD         (c) EXIM Bank       (d) UCO Bank

69. What is the average Life Expectancy of an Indian on the basis of 1991 census (Approx.) :

      (a) 30 years        (b) 40 years        (c) 50 years       (d) 60 years

70. In which area Public Sector has got very little importance ?

      (a) Industry        (b) Agriculture        (c) Services       (d) None of these

71. Which one of the following is not associated with the term ‘Infrastructure’ ?

      (a) Power Generation        (b) Telecommunication Services

      (c) Health care services      (d) Equipment production

72. What percentage of Indian people lived in Urban areas on the basis of 1991 census report ? (Approximately)

       (a) 20%         (b) 25%         (c) 30%         (d) 35%

73. Which one is the biggest city in population in 2001 Census ?

      (a) Calcutta        (b) Bombay        (c) Delhi        (d) None of these

74. Which gives highest tax collection for the Government of India ?

      (a) Income Tax        (b) Excise       (c) Corporation Tax      (d) None

75. In which area highest expenditure is done by the Government of India in each of present Years ? (as observed in the initial period of 21st century)

      (a) Defence       (b) Debt servicing

      (c) Central Plan expenditure for development purposes

      (d) Administrative expenses

76. Which one of the following States contributes highest amount in the form of taxes to the Governmental agencies ?

      (a) Maharashtra       (b) Gujarat       (c) Uttar Pradesh       (d) None

77. Which one of the following is not exported from India ?

      (a) Tea        (b) Coffee        (c) Natural rubber       (d) Spices

78. The biggest producer of Tobacco among Indian States is :

      (a) Gujarat        (b) Andhra Pradesh        (c) Orissa         (d) None of these

79. In which case Gujarat is not the biggest producer among States :

      (a) Salt        (b) Ground-nut        (c) Cotton         (d) Coconut

80. Which region of India has highest per-capita income ?

      (a) Punjab       (b) Delhi        (c) Maharashtra       (d) Bihar

81. Which one of the following States has got highest production of agricultural crops per acre of land used ?

      (a) Uttar Pradesh        (b) West Bengal        (c) Punjab        (d) Rajasthan.

82. Which one of the following States is the biggest producer of mineral items in value ?

      (a) Madhya Pradesh        (b) Orissa        (c) Bihar       (d) Jharkhand

83. In which case India is the leading exporter in the world ?

      (a) Coal        (b) Iron Ore        (c) Mica       (d) None of these

84. Which one has got Gold Mines in India ?

      (a) Gujarat        (b) Karnataka        (c) Bihar       (d) None of these

85. Which State has got highest production of diamond from mines ?

      (a) Rajasthan        (b) Madhya Pradesh         (c) Uttar Pradesh       (d) None

86. What is the approximate percentage share of India in the total global trading i.e. international trade.

      (a) 1%        (b)5%        (c) 10%       (d) None of these

87. The Stock Exchange of which one of the following Places has got highest transaction in India ?

      (a) Dalal Street        (b) Lyons Range        (c) Bank Street       (d) None

88. The biggest Mutual Fund Organisation in India is :

      (a) UTI       (b) LIC       (c) GIC      (d) None of these

89. Which one of the following group invest highest amount in the area of purchasing shares/debentures etc. in India ?

      (a) Government         (b) Companies         (c) Members of public        (d) None

90. In respect of global Trade India is a country having :

      (a) Surplus balance       (b) Deficit position       (c) equality of both import and export       (d) None of these

91. For which area of imports India is required to spend highest volume of foreign exchange from Public Sector fund ?

      (a) Petroleum        (b) Food items        (c) Gold       (d) None of these

92. The oldest oil mines of India are located in :

      (a) Maharashtra        (b) Gujarat       (c) Assam       (d) None of these

93. Approximate route length of Indian Railways is around :

      (a) 50,000 kms         (b) 60,000 kms         (c) 75,000 kms         (d) 1 lakh kms.

94. The Head Quarters of which Railway Zones is not located in Kolkata ?

      (a) Eastern Rail        (b) South Eastern Rail        (c) North Eastern Rail         (d) None of these

95. The H.Q. of South Central Rail is located at :

      (a) Chennai        (b) Secunderabad        (c) Maligaon        (d) Churchgate

96. Which one of the following Sea-ports is not in Western Coast ?

      (a) Kandla         (b) Murmagao         (c) Cochin         (d) Paradip

97. In which State New Mangalore Port is situated ?

      (a) Andhra Pradesh        (b) Karnataka         (c) Madhya Pradesh        (d)None

98. What is the approximate length of metalled (i.e.pucca ) road on the soil of India ?

      (a) 5 lakh kms       (b) 10 lakh kms         (c) 20 lakh kms        (d) 25 lakh kms.

99. Which one has got most developed road system in India ?

      (a) Punjab         (b) Rajasthan          (c) Orissa         (d) West Bengal

100. Through which process India produces highest volume of power ?

        (a) Thermal        (b) Hydroelectric        (c) Atomic      (d) Solar