General Knowledge forms an important section in most entrance examinations. It’s observed that many a time the General Knowledge questions and answers are ignored by the candidates as they immerse themselves in the more scoring subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Analytical Reasoning. In any competitive examination, around 25% of the paper carries the General Knowledge and Current Affairs questions. So, if you’re an aspirant who wants to get an admission into the top colleges across the country or succeed at any of the Government job examinations, then it’s very important for you to stay abreast of current affairs and General Knowledge topics. A thorough grasp of the General Knowledge topics and questions enables you to score higher and also gives you an advantage edge over others in the Group Discussions and Personal Interview rounds of the entrance test.
Welcome to GK (General Knowledge) Quiz Archive This section comprises GK Questions from 2008 to 2019 on static subjects including Indian History, Geography, Economy, Policy, Banking, Society, Environment etc. for competitive examinations including SSC, UPSC, UPPSC, RPSC, MPSC and Other states exams, IBPS, Bank PO, CDS, NDA and all other examinations.
In this series we provide general knowledge (GK) questions from different topics as listed below:
- General knowledge (GK) Blaster
- Basic general knowledge
- Indian History basic GK
- General science elements and metals
- General Science measurements
- General Science-Nuclear Science
- General Science – Synthetic Materials
- Famous Personalities
- Indian politics
- General physics
- World geography
- Indian economy
- Basic chemistry GK
- Invention and inventor GK
- Indian geography GK
- Biology GK quiz
- Honours and awards knowledge
- Famous Indian places knowledge
- Technology – general knowledge
- Books and authors general knowledge
- Indian culture general knowledge
- Sports general knowledge
- World organization general knowledge
- Awards and honors general knowledge
General Knowledge can cover a variety of topics like the Indian and World Geography & History, Everyday Science, International Organizations, Awards & Honors, Indian Economy & Politics, The Constitution of India, Current Affairs, etc.
For your benefit, we’ve put together some very important and latest General Knowledge and General Awareness questions. You can practice with these sets of questions or use them as reference points for all major competitive examinations like IAS, Bank PO, SSC CGL, RAS, CDS, UPSC exams, and all state-related examinations.
Here we go!
General Knowledge Questions & Answers
Question 1: Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs (CBIC)?
(A) John Joseph
(B) Vanaja N. Sarna
[C] Mahender Singh
(D) S Ramesh
Answer: S. Ramesh
Question 2: Who has been appointed as the acting Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?
(A) Arvind Saxena
(B) Sudha Jain
(C) Kirti Kumar
(D) Omi Agrawal
Answer: Arvind Saxena
Question 3: Pappu Karki, the popular Kumaoni folk singer has passed away. He was a native of which state?
(A) Jammu & Kashmir
(B) Himachal Pradesh
Question 4: India’s first-ever national police museum will be established in which city?
Question 5: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is in news for appointing Sharad Kumar as new Vigilance Commissioner. As per which committee’s recommendations, the CVC was set up?
(A) Nittoor Srinivasa Rau committee
(B) Tejendra Mohan Bhasin committee
(C) KV Chowdary committee
(D) K. Santhanam committee
Answer: K. Santhanam committee
Question 6: Which country will host the 45th G7 summit 2019?
Question 7: Which country’s women cricket team has clinched the Asia Cup Twenty-20 tournament 2018?
(A) South Korea
Question 8: Who has won the men’s singles French Open tennis tournament 2018?
(A) Novak Djokovic
(B) Dominic Thiem
(C) Roger Federer
(D) Rafael Nadal
Answer: Rafael Nadal
Question 9: Which country’s football team has won the 2018 Intercontinental Cup football title?
(B) Sri Lanka
Question 10: Shantaram Laxman Naik, who passed away recently, was the former Congress chief of which state?
Question 11: The Maratha and The Kesri were the two main newspapers started by which of the following people?
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai
(B) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(D) Madan Mohan Malviya
Answer: Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Question 12: National emergency arising out of the war, armed rebellion or external aggression is dealt under which of the following articles?
(A) Article 280
(B) Article 352
(C) Article 356
(D) Article 370
Answer: Article 352
Question 13: Which of the following personalities is considered to be the originator of the Sankhya philosophy?
(A) Bharat Muni
(B) Kapil Muni
(C) Adi Shankaracharya
(D) Agastya Rishi
Answer: Kapil Muni
Question 14: Which of the following personalities from India is the only winner of a Special Oscar in the history of Indian Cinema so far?
(A) Mrinal Sen
(B) Shyam Bengal
(C) Satyajit Ray
(D) Mira Nair
Answer: Satyajit Ray
Question 15: Mahatma Gandhi founded which of the following newspapers in 1903 at South Africa?
(A) Indian Opinion
(C) Indian Speaker
(D) India News
Answer: Indian Opinion
Question 16: Which of the following was the author of the Arthashastra?
(C) Bana Bhatta
Question 17: The Chauri Chaura incident took place in 1922 and finds prominence in India’s national movement. Can you identify the state in which Chauri Chaura is located?
(B) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Uttar Pradesh
Question 18: Which of the following positions was held by Mr. H.J. Kania for the first time in the history of India?
(A) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
(B) Attorney-General of India
(C) Solicitor-General of India
(D) None of them
Answer: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
Question 19: Who among the following is known as “The Saint of Gutters”?
(A) Baba Amte
(B) Mother Teresa
(C) Anna Hazare
(D) None of these
Answer: Mother Teresa
Question 20: Which of the following is the capital of Ethiopia?
(B) Dar es Salaam
(C) Addis Ababa
Answer: Addis Ababa
Question 21: Who among the following got the Bharat Ratna award before becoming the president of India?
(A) R. Venkataraman
(B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(C) Dr. Zakir Hussian
(D) W. Giri
Answer: W. Giri
Question 22: Who is the first non-Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna?
(A) Martin Luther King
(B) Mother Teresa
(C) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(D) Aubin Mehta
Answer: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Question 23: When did Mother Teresa win the Nobel Peace Prize?
Question 24: Which one of the following glasses is used in bulletproof screens?
(A) Soda glass
(B) Pyrex glass
(C) Jena glass
(D) Reinforced glass
Answer: Reinforced glass
Question 25: Which substance is used to retard the setting action of cement?
(D) NaO + KO
We hope you found these General Knowledge questions useful. Now you can practice with these important basic general knowledge questions and answers in order to prepare for competitive examinations