1) Natural gas is primarily composed of

a) methane

b) ethane

c) Butane

d) propane

2) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Cardamom hills - Kerala

2.Nallamala hills - AndhraPradesh

3.Lushai hills - Sikkim

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

3) Which of the following is needed for the production of thyroid hormones in the human body ?

a) Iron

b) Iodine

c) Calcium

d) Zinc

4) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin.

2.Athelet's Foot is caused by bacteria.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

5) Turmeric is obtained from which part of the plant ?

a) Fruit

b) Leaf

c) Stem

d) Root

6) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Vitamin Source

1.Vitamin C - Pineapple

2.Vitamin A - Sweet Potatoe

3.Vitamin B6 - Chickpea

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

7) Which of the following is not correctly matched ? City Country

a) Alleppo - Syria

b) Shiraz - Iraq

c) Herat - Afghanistan

d) Bursa - Turkey

8) Which of the following are the topographic features produced by Vulcanicity ?

1.Cinder

2.Craters

3.Calderas

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

9) Which mineral occurs adundantly in the Earths crust ?

a) Bauxite

b) Manganese

c) Iron

d) Silica

10) Horse shoe shaped corals are called

a) Fringing reef

b) Barrier reef

c) Atoll

d) none of these

11) Coniferous forest is characterised by

a) short summer and long winter

b) short winter and long summer

c) short autumn and long winter

d) long autumn and short winter

12) Hydroponics refers to

a) a type of micro-irrigation

b) a method of growing plants without soil

c) a method to make plants salt - tolerant

d) none of the above

13) Which of the following are used in a TV remote ?

1.Sound waves

2.Micro waves

3.Radio waves

4.Infrared waves

a) 4 only

b) 3 and 4 only

c) 1 and 4 only

d) 2 and 4 only

14) Which of the following are asexual reproduction methods ?

1.Budding

2.Binary fission

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

15) Optical fibre works on the principle of

a) total internal reflection

b) refraction

c) scattering

d) interference

16) Some plants grow in places with moderate supply of water. They cant grow in places with too much water or too little water. Such plants are known as

a) Hydrophytes

b) Mesophytes

c) Xerophytes

d) none of the above

17) Which among the following state has the highest literacy rate compared to others , as per 2011 census ?

a) Nagaland

b) Goa

c) Tripura

d) Manipur

18) Majuli, world's largest river island is located in the state of

a) Assam

b) Nagaland

c) Manipur

d) Mizoram

19) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Waterfalls River

1.Dhuandhar - Mahanadi

2.Dudhsagar - Tapi

3.Duduma - Machkund

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 2 and 3 only

20) Which of the following rivers have their source in Himachal Pradesh ?

1.Jhelum

2.Chenab

3.Ravi 4.Beas

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 2,3 and 4 only

21) Which one of the following contains more than 90% of Indias coal reserves ?

a) Archean rocks

b) Dharwar rocks

c) Gondwana rocks

d) Cuddapah rocks

22) Which one of the following is used in the manufacture of gunpowder ?

a) sodium chloride

b) potassium nitrate

c) copper chloride

d) sodium carbonate

23) Which of the following respire through skin and lungs?

a) Fish

b) Insects

c) Frog

d) none of the above

24) Which one of the following is also known as blue-green algae ?

a) Cyanobacteria

b) Escherichia coli

c) Streptococcus

d) Clostridium

25) The principle behind the working of cooling system in a motor car is

a) Conduction

b) Convection

c) Radiation

d) none of the above

26) Which of the following are wireless technologies ?

1.EDGE

2.UMTS

3.LTE

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

27) Which of the South American countries are landlocked?

1.Bolivia

2.Peru

3.Paraguay

4.Uruguay

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 2 and 4

28) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? City River

a) London - Thames

b) Paris - Seine

c) Budapest - Tiber

d) Berlin - Spree

29) Contour bunding is a method of soil conservation used in

a) low flat plains

b) hill slopes

c) desert margins

d) scrublands

30) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Device Quantity measured

1.Hygrometer - Humidity

2.Anemometer - Windspeed

3.Barometer - Atmospheric Pressure

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

31) Which of the following are characteristic feature of tropical rainforest ?

1.High rainfall

2.High temperature

3.Species Richness

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

32) Which one of the following is a anti-tank missile ?

a) Nag

b) Rustom

c) Nishant

d) Danush

33) What makes a planet a dwarf planet ?   

1.distance from the Sun     2.shape and size

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

34) Oxidation is

1.Gain of oxygen      2.Gain of hydrogen      3.Loss of electrons

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3

35) The Islets of Langerhans are tiny clusters of cells scattered throughout the

a) Pancreas

b) Pineal gland

c) Thymus

d) Adrenal gland

36)

The sexual production in flowering plants involves

1.Pollination    2.Fertilization

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

37) Which one of the state is the largest (area wise) among the following ?

a) Haryana

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Punjab

d) Kerala

38) Which of the following are correctly matched ? District State

1.Sundargarh - Odisha   2.Ratnagiri - Maharashtra   3.Chhindwara - Rajasthan

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

39) The areas most prone to earthquakes in India are

a) Himalayas

b) Central India

c) Indo-Gangetic region

d) Peninsular region

40) Indian soils are generally deficient in 1.Nitrogen 2.Humus

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

41) Monsoons are seasonal winds which blow from

1.sea to land during summer   2.land to sea during winter

Which of the above statements are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

42) The Asteroid belt in the Solar system is located between the orbits of the planets

a) Mars and Earth

b) Mercury and Venus

c) Jupiter and Saturn

d) Mars and Jupiter

43) Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM), Barak 8 was jointly developed by India and

a) USA

b) France

c) Russia

d) Israel

44) Which of the following are correct ? 

1.Generally metals are malleable and ductile.    2.Generally metals are good conductors of heat and electricity.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2..

45) Citrus canker is a plant disease caused by

a) Bacteria

b) Fungi

c) Virus

d) Protozoa

46) Aral sea is situated between

a) Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

b) Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan

c) Kazakhstan and Russia

d) Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

47) Friction can be reduced by

1.lubrication   2.ball bearings

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

48) A deep valley characterised by steep step-like side slopes is

a) U shaped valley

b) Canyon

c) V shaped valley

d) Gorge

49) The element which is abundant in earths crust is

a) Iron

b) Aluminium

c) Silicon

d) Oxygen

50) Which drainage pattern has branching network similar to that of a tree?

a) Dendritic

b) Radial

c) Trellised

d) Centripetal

51) Tropical cyclones form over the

1.Atlantic ocean   2.Pacific ocean   3.Indian ocean

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

52) Which one of the following is incorrect regarding Astra missile ?

a) It is indigenously developed missile.

b) It is an air-to-air missile.

c) It is two-stage solid fuelled missile.

d) It is an all weather beyond-visual-range missile.

53) Which one of the following planet and its moon(natural satellite) is incorrectly matched ? Mars - Phobos Saturn - Titan Jupiter - Europa Uranus - Callisto

a) Mars - Phobos

b) Saturn - Titan

c) Jupiter - Europa

d) Uranus - Callisto

54) Separation of grains from chaff is called

1.threshing   2.winnowing

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) 1,2 and 3

55) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Hydrogen bomb works on the principle of nuclear fusion.  2.Hydrogen bomb is also known as thermonuclear bomb.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

56) Which one of the following regulates endocrine glands ?

a) Pituitary Gland

b) Thyroid Gland

c) Adrenal Gland

d) Parathyroid gland

57) Which of the following states share border with Myanmar ?

1.Nagaland   2.Mizoram   3.Tripura   4.Manipur

a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 2,3 and 4 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

58) Which of the following are correctly matched ? 

1.Barak Valley - Assam   2.Nira Valley - Madhya Pradesh   3.Kangra Valley - Himachal Pradesh

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

59) The problem of reh in Punjab, Haryana and UttarPradesh is caused by

a) Soil erosion

b) Canal irrigation

c) overgrazing

d) none of them

60) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Badland Topography is a characteristic feature of Chambal valley.   2.Chambal river is tributary of the Yamuna river.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

61) Thick deposits of glacial clay in the Kashmir valley is known as

a) Duns

b) Karewas

c) Duars

d) Cho

62) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Tejas - Light Combat Aircraft

2.INS Kalvari - Submarine

3.Dhruv - Ballistic Missile

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 only

d) 1,2 and 3

63) The objective of Cassini-Huygens mission was to study the planet

a) Mars

b) Saturn

c) Pluto

d) Venus

64) Rusting of metals can be prevented by

1.coating with paint or grease   2.galvanisation   3.chrome plating

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

65) Which one of the following is the nitrogen fixing bacteria present in the nodules of the roots of leguminous plants ?

a) Vibrio

b) Anabaena

c) Rhizobium

d) Nostoc

66) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Vitamin Deficiency Disease

1.Vitamin D - Rickets   2.Vitamin K - Haemorrhage   3.Vitamin B 5 - Pellagra

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

67) Lebanon shares borders with

1.Turkey   2.Syria   3.Israel   4.Jordan

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 1,3 and 4 only

d) 2,3 and 4 only

68) Which one of the following is the deepest lake ?

a) Baikal

b) Balkash

c) Malawi

d) Victoria

69) Which one of the following is the most destructive seismic wave ?

a) Primary waves

b) Secondary waves

c) Surface Waves

d) none of them

70) Ozonosphere is part of

a) Troposphere

b) Stratosphere

c) Mesosphere

d) Thermosphere

71) Which of the following are correct?

1.Rift valleys are created by tectonic activity.

2.Rift valleys are found only on land surface

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

72) What is NAVSTAR ? space observatory mission to study the planet Neptune supercomputer global positioning system

a) space observatory

b) mission to study the planet Neptune

c) supercomputer

d) global positioning system

73) Which of the following are correct ?

1.K 15 or Sagarika is a nuclear-capable submarine launched ballistic missile.

2.K15 has a operational range of 250 kilometres.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

74) Which of the following diseases are caused by Bacteria ?

1.Leprosy   2.Diphtheria   3.Rubella   4.Tetanus

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,3 and 4 only

75) Which of the following are used as moderators in Nuclear reactors ?

1.Light water   2.Graphite   3.Heavy water   4.Beryllium

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 3 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

76) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Photosynthesis takes place only during daytime.

2.Only green plants produce food through photosynthesis.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

77) Jammu and Kashmir shares border with

1.Punjab

2.Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

78) Bailadila is

1.famous for iron ore reserves

2.located in the state of Chhattisgarh

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

79) Which one of the following is not a tributary of river Krishna ?

a) Koyna

b) Bhima

c) Tungabhadra

d) Pranhita

80) Which Soil group is also called Regur ?

a) Laterite soil

b) Black soil

c) Red soil

d) Desert soil

81) Which of the following are the characteristic features of Himalayas ?

1.high altitude

2.snow capped mountains

3.youthful drainage

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

82) Which forest are known as Monsoon type of forest ?

a) Tropical evergreen forest

b) Deciduous forest

c) Tidal forest

d) Mountain forest

83) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Port Towns State

1.Krishnapatnam - AndhraPradesh

2.Redi - Kerala

3.Dahej - Gujarat

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 2 and 3 only

84) Jaduguda mines known for its uranium deposits is located in the state of

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Chhattisgarh

c) Odisha

d) Jharkhand

85) According to 2011 census, which among the following has the lowest population density?

a) Arunachal Pradesh

b) Jammu and Kashmir

c) Mizoram

d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

86) Galvanization is the coating of which one of the following on iron , to prevent rusting ?

a) Copper

b) Lead

c) Zinc

d) Tin

87) Heavy water is used in nuclear reactors as

1.coolant

2.neutron-moderator

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

88) Which of the following are toxic/poisonous gases?

1.Fluorine

2.Chlorine

3.Carbon monoxide

4.Nitrogen dioxide

a) 3 and 4 only

b) 1,3 and 4 only

c) 2,3 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

89) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Neoprene - antibiotic

2.Trichoderma - biopesticide

3.Rayon - synthetic fiber

a) 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only

90) Scabies an itchy , highly contagious skin disease is caused by

a) bacteria

b) fungus

c) mite

d) protozoa

91) Horse latitudes stretch from

a) 10 to 20 degree north and south of the equator

b) 15 to 25 degree north and south of the equator

c) 30 to 35 degree north and south of the equator

d) none of the above

92) Consider the following :

1.During equinox, day and night are of equal length.

2.Equinox occur twice a year.

3.The spring equinox occur on 21 March and autumn equinox occur on 22 September.

Which of the above statements are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

93) Which one of the following is not a current of Atlantic Ocean ?

a) Caribbean current

b) b .)Humboldt current

c) Florida current

d) Labrador current

94) Bandar Abbas is a port city of

a) Iran

b) Iraq

c) UAE

d) Oman

95) Valdes Peninsula is located in

a) Peru

b) Argentina

c) Canada

d) Mexico

96) Ozone gas is

1.colourless   2.odourless

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

97) Which is not a determining factor of the climate ?

a) Latitude

b) Longitude

c) Land and Sea contrasts

d) Relief Features

98) The speed of sound is maximum in

a) solids

b) liquids

c) gases

d) both a and c

99) Which colour has the highest wavelength in the visible spectrum ?

a) violet

b) blue

c) Indigo

d) red

100) Antibiotics are made from 1.fungi 2.bacteria

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2