1. Who among the following has been awarded the prestigious ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ for the year 2012?
(a) Manna Dey
(b) Soumitra Chatteijee
(c) VK Murthy
(d) K Balachander

2. Who among the following politicians has been declared the winner for the ‘International Jurists Award 2012’?
(a) Shiela Dixit
(b) Mulayam Singh Yadav
(c) Narendra Modi
(d) Nitish Kumar

3. Who among the following is known as the ‘Iron Lady’ of Manipur?
(a) Irom Sharmila
(b) Binodini Devi
(c) Chitranjan Sawant
(d) Thangiam Manorama

4. Who among the following is the present President of Germany?
(a) Horst Seehofer
(b) Christian Wulff
(c) Joachim Gauck
(d) Horst Kohler

5. World Water Day is observed on
(a) 22nd March.
(b) 23rd March.
(c) 24th March.
(d) 25th March.

6. Tihar Prisons became the first jail in the country to attain near total literacy among inmates. Which of the following programs was launched in Tihar Jail in collaboration with the National Literacy Mission to increase literacy levels among inmates?
(a) Padho aur Padhao
(b) Aao Padhein
(c) Padhana Likhana Sikho
(d) Aao Sakshar Bane

7. Adidas is a sports brand of
(a) the USA.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) England.

8. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is on bail awaiting a British court decision on his appeal against extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations. Julian Assange is a citizen of
(a) Australia.
(b) the UK.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) Canada.

9. Which country won the recently held Asia Cup 2012?
(a) Bangladesh
(b) India
(c) Pakistan
(d) Sri Lanka

10. Which international player from India has recently retired from test cricket?
(a) VVS. Laxman
(b) Sachin Tendulkar
(c) Rahul Dravid
(d) Virendra Sehwag

11. Gonds, Dorla, and Halba tribes are widely found in
(a) Kannauj.
(b) Jaunpur.
(c) Dantewada.
(d) Khammam.

12. What is the name of the world’s first supercomputer, which is up to 250 times faster than the standard PCs?
(a) Eka
(b) Tesla
(c) Param
(d) Deep Blue

13. What is the new name of Mhow district of Madhya Pradesh?
(a) Sridham
(b) Ambedkar Nagar
(c) Bhojpal
(d) None of the above

14. Which one of the following countries is not a member of BRICS nations?
(a) Bangladesh
(b) Brazil
(c) China
(d) Russia

15. In which East African country has oil been discovered for the first time recently?
(a) Tanzania
(b) Uganda
(c) Burundi
(d) Kenya

16. Which among the following cricket players has scored 23,000 international runs and stands second behind Sachin Tendulkar in the all-time test batting chart?
(a) Virat Kohli
(b) Rahul Dravid
(c) Yuvraj Singh
(d) VVS. Laxman

17. 3rd BRICS Summit in 2011 was held in
(a) China.
(b) India.
(c) Brazil.
(d) South Africa.

18. Who among the following is the surprise choice of the US President Barack Obama for the post of World Bank President?
(a) Jim Yong Kim
(b) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
(c) Jose Antonio Ocampo
(d) Robert Zoellick

19. Which of the following countries is ranked first among the 27 MDR-TB high-burden countries worldwide?
(a) India
(b) China
(c) Bangladesh
(d) Pakistan

20. Which of the following social activists will be part of the ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ to uphold secularism in the region?
(a) Swami Agnivesh
(b) Teesta Setalvad
(c) Anna Hazare
(d) Medha Patkar

21. Who among the following is the current governor of RBI?
(a) D Subbarao
(b) Bimal Jain
(c) C Rangarajan
(d) Y Venugopal Reddy

22. Which of the following IT companies has recently launched ‘My Edu tablet’ in India?
(a) HCL
(b) Wipro
(c) Dell
(d) Samsung

23. Which of the following states has become the first state in India to make public the names of people, government officials, and others, facing corruption cases?
(a) Bihar
(b) Odisha
(c) Kerala
(d) Himachal Pradesh

24. After WWE Wrestler Great Khali, name the second sportsperson keen to open cricket academy in Himachal Pradesh?
(a) Suresh Raina
(b) Harbhajan Singh
(c) Yuvraj Singh
(d) Mahendra Singh Dhoni

25. The notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, dubbed as the ‘Merchant of Death’, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in New York; Viktor Bout belongs to
(a) Russia.
(b) South Africa.
(c) Germany.
(d) Venezuela.

26. Which of the following countries is not a member of an elite league of six nations, who have nuclear-powered submarine?
(a) China
(b) India
(c) Germany
(d) The UK

27. Who among the following is the Chief Information Commissioner?
(a) Satyananda Mishra
(b) Eajahat Habibullah
(c) A.N. Tiwari
(d) Rajiv Mathur

28. 13 Days on Awakened India is the book on ‘Anna Movement’ written by
(a) Arvind Kejriwal.
(b) Kumar Vishwas.
(c) Kiran Bedi.
(d) Ashutosh.

29. Who among the following was the president of BCCI, when India won the World Cup in 1983?
(a) NKP Salve
(b) S.K. Wankhede
(c) S. Sriraman
(d) B.N. Dutt

30. Which language has been withdrawn from UNESCO’s Atlas of the World s Languages in Danger as it is considered safe now?
(a) Maithili
(b) Telugu
(c) Bhojpuri
(d) Khasi

31. Recently, Ibrahim Kalifulla has been sworn in as a Supreme Court judge. He was earlier the Chief Justice of which of the following high courts?
(a) Jammu and Kashmir
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Madras
(d) Calcutta

32. APJ Abdul Kalam in collaboration with Srijan Pal Singh has written which of the following books?
(a) House of Leaves
(b) We Do not Live Here Anymore
(c) Infinite Jest
(d) Target 3 Billion

33. The Last Lecture is a book authored by
(a) Jeffery Zaslow.
(b) Susan Alcorn.
(c) Salman Rushdie,
(d) Graham Diamond.

34. Which of the following countries is the world’s latest newly born country?
(a) Serbia
(b) South Sudan
(c) Timor-Leste
(d) Palau

35. Punch Parmeshwar Yojna has been launched by which of the following state governments?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Gujarat
(d) Uttarakhand

36. The Pink City will be twinned with Port Louis in the near future; Port Louis is the capital of which of the following countries?
(a) Mauritius
(b) Iceland
(c) Trinidad and Tobago
(d) Papua New Guinea

37. Who among the following is the present Project Director of Chandrayan II?
(a) T.G.K. Murthy
(b) S. Ramakrishnan
(c) M. Annadurai
(d) Koteshwar Rao

38. The Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park located in which of the following districts of Rajasthan?
(a) Sawai Madhopur
(b) Jhalawar
(c) Alwar
(d) Bharatpur

39. ‘Megha-Tropiques’ is a
(a) satellite mission to study the water cycle in the tropical atmosphere.
(b) French made aircraft.
(c) local wind of tropical region.
(d) new method of cloud computing.

40. Pancheshwar dam is constructed on which of the following rivers?
(a) Sarada (Mahakali)
(b) Gandak
(c) Kamali
(d) Kosi

41. Which of the following projects is the first river interlinking project in the country?
(a) Ken to Chambal
(b) Burhi Gandak to Noon, Baya and Ganga
(c) Krishna to Cauvery
(d) Ken to Betwa

42. Which among the following national parks has the largest population of one-homed rhinos in the world?
(a) Manas National Park
(b) Kaziranga National Park
(c) Chitwan National Park
(d) Corbett National Park

43. The United Nations formally recognized which of the following days as ‘World Down Syndrome Day’?
(a) 27th March
(b) 21st March
(c) 27th February
(d) 4th April

44. Nagarhole National Park also known as ‘Rajiv Gandhi National Park’ is located in which of the following states?
(a) Karnataka
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh

45. Dictionary of the Great Andamanese Language is the book written by
(a) Anvita Abbi.
(b) R.K. Narayan.
(c) Arundhati Roy.
(d) Mahadevi Varma.

46. Which among the following cities is known as the Venice of the East?
(a) Kolkata
(b) Udaipur
(c) Hyderabad
(d) Jaipur

47. Bandar Abbas Port is located in which of the following countries?
(a) Kazakhstan
(b) Iran
(c) Ukraine
(d) Turkmenistan

48. Bhavani Island is located in which of the following states?
(a) West Bengal
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu

49. Name the first Indian athlete to reach the Olympic finals.
(a) Shiny Wilson
(b) PT Usha
(c) Milkha Singh
(d) Aswini Nachappa

50. Who constructed Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi?
(a) Haji Begum
(b) Humayun
(c) Babur
(d) Akbar

51. Paralympics are for
(a) women only.
(b) children only.
(c) physically challenged persons.
(d) senior citizens.

52. Who is the founder of Jainism in India?
(a) Gautama
(b) Mahavira
(c) Chandragupta
(d) Ashoka

53. Name the Sun God in Greek mythology.
(a) Aphrodite
(b) Helios
(c) Zeus
(d) Vayu

54. How does a butterfly taste things?
(a) Wings
(b) Tail
(c) Feet
(d) Mouth

55. What mathematical notation did India give to the world?
(a) Multiplication
(b) Division
(c) Addition
(d) Zero

56. Red color of human blood is due to
(a) iron.
(b) hemoglobin.
(c) plasma.
(d) serum.

57. Name the vehicle in which man first landed on the moon.
(a) Apollo 5
(b) Pathfinder
(c) Apollo 11
(d) Pathway

58. Which tree has no wood?
(a) Banana
(b) Apple
(c) Lemon
(d) Mango

59. How many planets are there in the solar system?
(a) 7
(b) 8
(c) 9
(d) 10

60. Who wrote The Moonstone?
(a) Wilkie Collins
(b) Robert Frost
(c) Charles Dickens
(d) Thomas Gray

61. How many kinds of wrns are there under the Indian Constitution?
(a) 4
(b) 5
(c) 6
(d) 9

62. Audi alteram partem means
(a) the right to a fair hearing.
(b) no person should be punished twice for the same offence.
(c) no person can be a judge in his own cause.
(d) justice should not be denied.

63. The Constitution of India provides for how many types of emergencies?
(a) 5
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 6

64. Who discharges the duty of giving oath to the President of India?
(a) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(b) Chief Justice of India
(c) Vice President
(d) Chairman of Rajya Sabha

65. What is the age of retirement of a Supreme Court judge?
(a) 62
(b) 60
(c) 65
(d) 58

66. How many times has financial emergency been declared in India?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) None

67. Money Bill is introduced in
(a) Cabinet.
(b) Rajya Sabha.
(c) Lok Sabha.
(d) Both (b) and (c).

68. Who was the first President of the Constituent Assembly?
(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) B.R. Ambedkar

69. The basic law in England is known as
(a) local laws.
(b) Constitutional law.
(c) common law.
(d) civil law.

70. What makes a contract void?
(a) Consideration
(b) Offer
(c) Mistake
(d) Contract with a minor

71. A company is an
(a) artificial person,
(b) natural person.
(c) no person.
(d) civil person.

72. Under the law in India what kind of euthanasia is allowed?
(a) Active euthanasia
(b) Passive euthanasia
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Not allowed

73. Burden of proof in any criminal case lies on the
(a) accused.
(b) prosecution.
(c) government.
(d) lawyer.

74. Which of the following contempt is laid down in the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971?
(a) Civil contempt
(b) Criminal contempt
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Administrative contempt

75. Who is the first law officer of the country?
(a) Attorney General of India
(b) Solicitor General of India
(c) Chief Justice of India
(d) Advocate General

76. The full form of FIR is
(a) Free Information Report.
(b) First Information Report.
(c) Frequent Information Report.
(d) Fast Information Report.

77. The offence of‘ Defamation’is
(a) a crime.
(b) a tort.
(c) both (a) and (b).
(d) not a legal offence.

78. The judges of the Supreme Court are chosen by
(a) President of India.
(b) Prime Minister of India.
(c) Chief Justice of India.
(d) Collegium of judges.

79. Republic means
(a) the office of the head of the country is hereditary.
(b) the office of the head of the country is elected.
(c) the office of the head of the country is nominated.
(d) the head of the country is appointed.

80. The country of India is
(a) federal in character.
(b) unitary in character.
(c) federal with unitary features.
(d) not federal or unitary.

81. Necessity is the mother of invention. Which of the following supports the above statement?
(a) Invention is related to needs.
(b) The need of a thing is the driving force to look for ways to create it.
(c) People invent new things because outdated things impair growth and stymie progress.
(d) All of the above.

82. If Rakesh likes Physics more than Geography; Mathematics more than Biology; and Biology more than Physics then which one of the following is not true?
(a) He likes Geography more than Mathematics.
(b) He likes Mathematics more than Geography.
(c) He likes Biology more than Geography.
(d) He likes Mathematics more than Biology.

83. If the second day after tomorrow is Tuesday, then which of the following was the day before yesterday?
(a) Saturday
(b) Friday
(c) Thursday
(d) Wednesday

84. While describing her relationship with Aditi, Soumya said ‘She is the sister of my brother’s son’. How is Aditi related to Soumya?
(a) Niece
(b) Sister
(c) Aunt
(d) Mother

85. Pointing to a person Sona said, ‘He is my paternal grandfather’s only daughter-in-law’s brother’s child’. How is Sona related to the person?
(a) Brother
(b) Sister
(c) Cousin
(d) Niece

86. Read the given sentence carefully and identify the statement that is definitely incorrect. ‘Only rajma is rice’.
(a) All rajma is rice.
(b) Some rajma is rice.
(c) Some rice is rajma.
(d) None of these.

87. Blackberry, Panasonic, Motorola, Samsung, _____ . Apple. Which of the following words best fits the blank?
(a) Idea
(b) Nokia
(c) Indicom
(d) Airtel

88. Some soaps are toys. No toy is a pen. Which of the following can be concluded from these two statements?
(a) Some soaps are pens.
(b) Some soaps are not pens.
(c) Some soaps may or may not be pens.
(d) All soaps are pens.

89. Arrival is to departure as birth is to
(a) death.
(b) infant.
(c) growth.
(d) life.

90. Complete the following series 2,6,______ , 20, 30, 42, 56.
(a) 13
(b) 15
(c) 12
(d) 14

91. From the given options, choose the correct form of idiom.
(a) At arm’s length
(b) At hair’s length
(c) At hand’s length
(d) At foot’s length

92. From the given options, choose the correct form of idiom.
(a) Break an ice
(b) Break a ice
(c) Break the ice
(d) Break some ice

93. The synonym of ‘acme’ is
(a) Nadir
(b) Zenith
(c) Depth
(d) Inferno

94. The synonym of ‘laconic’ is
(a) Profuse
(b) Effusive
(c) Digressive
(d) Terse

95. The antonym of ‘mutation’ is
(a) Alteration
(b) Stability
(c) Transformation
(d) Change

96. The antonym of ‘pandemonium’ is
(a) Orderliness
(b) Disorder
(c) Bedlam
(d) Chaos

97. ‘Titular’ means
(a) Meaningless
(b) Hereditary
(c) Large and Powerful
(d) Having only title

98. ‘Bequeath’ means
(a) Give
(b) Receive
(c) Lose
(d) Forego

99. One word for ‘one who questions the presence of God’
(a) Theist
(b) Atheist
(c) Agnostic
(d) Bigot

100. One word for ‘one who is used by the plaintiff
(a) Judge
(b) Prosecutor
(c) Appellant
(d) Defendant