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General Knowledge for Sikkim PSC

Question 1
Rice is which kind of crop?

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A
Monsoon
B
Rabi
C
Kharif
D
Evergreen
Question 2
14 major banks were nationalised in:
A
1980
B
1969
C
1947
D
1952
Question 3
Blood pressure is controlled by—
A
Adrenal gland
B
Thymus
C
Thyroid gland
D
Corpus luteum
Question 4
Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs)  are an investment option also operated in the mode of .
A
National Pension Fund
B
Mutual Funds
C
National Saving Certificates
D
Small Savings Schemes in Post Office
Question 5
Direct Marketing is necessary for
A
Better customer contacts
B
All of the above
C
Having a focussed approach to marketing
D
Boosting sales
Question 6
Which of the following is a non-depository institution ?

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A
Mutual funds
B
Credit unions
C
Commercial banks
D
Regional rural banks
Question 7
Amarnath temple is situated in
A
Orissa
B
J & K
C
Kerala
D
Gujarat
Question 8
The instrument measuring currents of small magnitude is called-
A
Electrometer
B
Micrometer
C
Galvanometer
D
Manometer
Question 9
The Indus Valley Civilization was famous for
A
Efficient civil organization
B
Development of Art and Architecture
C
All of these
D
Well-planned cities
Question 10
Aerobic respiration process requires—

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A
Heat
B
Sunlight
C
Water
D
Oxygen
Question 11
The carbon dioxlde content in the air that we exhale is about
A
8%
B
12%
C
4%
D
16%
Question 12
Equinox occurs when the sum is vertically above the

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A
Tropic of Cancer
B
Tropic of Capricorn
C
Equator
D
Poles
Question 13
Which of the following is correct statement ?
A
The rate of interest on current account and savings account are the same.
B
Interest is paid on current accounts at the same rate as term deposit accounts.
C
No interest is paid on any deposit by the bank.
D
Normally no interest is paid on current deposit accounts.
Question 14
The abbreviation ISP stands for-
A
Indian Social Planning
B
Internet Service Provider
C
International Spy Project
D
Initial Service Provider
Question 15
The advantages of telephone interview are
A
All of these
B
relatively low cost per interview
C
securing co-operation which is not always possible
D
good for reaching important people who are inaccessible
Question 16
Internet is a combination of
A
Sale
B
Number of computer
C
Digital
D
Good
Question 17
Mahatma Gandhi for the first time practised his Satyagraha in India at
A
Champaran
B
Ahmedabad
C
Chauri-Chaura
D
Nauokhali
Question 18
What is the full form of USB as used in computer related activities ?
A
United Service Block
B
Universal Security Block
C
Universal Serial Bus
D
Ultra Serial Block
Question 19
The inscriptions of Asoka haven been found in the following languages:
A
Magadhi, Sanskrit and Greek
B
Magadhi and Greek
C
Magadhi, Sanskrit, Greek and Aramaic
D
Magadhi
Question 20
Jalas Pada Asram is situated in
A
Kerala
B
Gujarat
C
Karnataka
D
Orissa
Question 21
Headquarters of the United Nations Organization is located in
A
Katmandu
B
London
C
Tokyo
D
New York
Question 22
Which of the following types of accounts are known as 'Demat Accounts’ ?
A
Accounts which are opened to facilitate repayment of a loan taken from the bank. No other business can be conducted from there.
B
Accounts which are Zero Balance Accounts.
C
Accounts in which shares of various companies are traded in electronic form.
D
Accounts which are operated through internet banking facility.
Question 23
Uranium is used for the generation off /production of _____
A
Electricity
B
Iron and Steel
C
Paper
D
Cement
Question 24
Which of the following rivers is shared by largest number of state
A
Cauvery
B
Krishna
C
Mahanadi
D
Godavari
Question 25
Periodically adding, changing and deleting file records is called file
A
renewing
B
upgrading
C
restructuring
D
updating
Question 26
Which of die following is not a criterion to select the Investment Bankers ?
A
General reputation in the market
B
Distribution network of the organization
C
Good rapport with market intermediaries.
D
No professional memberships or incorporations are required
Question 27
Selling skills are judged by
A
All of the above
B
Number of customers converted
C
Amount of profit earned
D
Number of goods sold
Question 28
What is the full form of the term LIBOR as used in financial/banking sectors ?
A
London- India Bureau of Regulations
B
London Inter Bank Offered Rate
C
Local Indian Bank Offered Rate
D
Liberal International Bank Official Ratio
Question 29
Bandipur Sanctuary is located in the State of
A
Uttar Pradesh
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Karnataka
D
Madhya Pradesh
Question 30
Whenever we have to give space between the two words while typing on a PC we have to press a key known as—
A
Shift
B
Back space
C
Control
D
Space Bar
Question 31
The monetary unit of Bangladesh is
A
Rupiah
B
Rupee
C
Takka
D
Dollar
Question 32
Which of the following is the correct statement ?
A
A cooperative bank is the sole authority to issue and manage currency in India.
B
State bank of India is the sole authority to issue and manage currency in India
C
RBI is the sole authority to issue and manage currency in India.
D
A nationalised bank is the sole authority to issue and manage currency in India.
Question 33
“Yen“ is the currency of—
A
Japan
B
France
C
China
D
Britain
Question 34
Reusable optical storage will typically have the acronym.
A
RW
B
CD
C
DVD
D
ROM
Question 35
The ‘National School of Drama’ is situated in which of the following cities ?
A
New Delhi
B
Kolkata
C
Bhopal
D
Mumbai
Question 36
The credit policy of a bank does not deal-with :
A
Credit risk management
B
Review and renewal of advances
C
Documentation standards
D
Outstanding balances in deposit accounts
Question 37
According to product life cycle theory, the profit is maximum in :
A
Early stage
B
Declined Stage
C
Matured Stage
D
Developed Stage
Question 38
When did Shivaji assume the title of Chatrapati ?

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A
1672
B
1665
C
1670
D
1668
Question 39
No other part of India receives so heavy a rainfall in winter months as the coastal region of
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Gujarat
D
Karnataka
Question 40
Digital signature is:
A
Area
B
A form of security for electronic records
C
Copy
D
Task
Question 41
Which of the following is / are the easy way(s) to handle inflation in the economy ? (A) Increase the money supply In the economy. (B) Curb the money supply in the economy, (C) Increase the credit inflow in the economy. (D) Curb the credit inflow In the economy.
A
Only (B) and (D)
B
Only (A) and (C)
C
Only (A)
D
None of these
Question 42
Most of the commonly available personal computers/laptops have a keyboard popularly known as—

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A
UCLIF
B
QOLTY
C
QWERTY
D
ALTER
Question 43
Which of the following is NOT a hardware of a computer ?
A
Key Board
B
Monitor
C
Windows
D
Central Processing Unit
Question 44
How will words appear on the page ? We call it as ____
A
Type face
B
Text formatting
C
Character formatting
D
Point size
Question 45
Who is the first non-Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna ?
A
Zubin Mehta
B
Mother Teresa
C
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
D
Martin Luther King
Question 46
Which of the following is a public sector unit?
A
TESCO
B
BHEL
C
ICICI
D
TCS
Question 47
The first Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature is
A
Sorijini Naidu
B
Rabindranath Tagore
C
C.V. Raman
D
Mother Teresa
Question 48
In the sport of Football, which of the following term is used ?

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A
None of these
B
Caddi
C
Mid-on
D
Cut back
Question 49
Where Eiffel Tower is situated
A
London
B
New York
C
Paris
D
Moscow
Question 50
The Red Fort of Delhi was built by
A
Shahjehan
B
Jahangir
C
Akbar
D
Sher Shah
There are 50 questions to complete.
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