SSC CGL 2016 27-08-16

Directions: In the questions given below, four options have been given. Click on the option which you think is the RIGHT ANSWER to the question. You can change the answer any number of times.


1. Trickle down theory ignores the impact of economic growth on

  1. Investment
  2. Savings
  3. Income distribution
  4. Consumption

2. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India does not audit the receipts and expenditure of

  1. Central Government
  2. Local Bodies
  3. State Government
  4. Government Companies

3. In which year did the Kakori conspiracy case take place?

  1. 1925
  2. 1924
  3. 1926
  4. 1927

4. The Taj Mahal is called ‘a dream in marble’. Which monument is called as ‘a dream in stone’?

  1. The Rang Mahal
  2. The Panch Mahal
  3. The Red Fort
  4. The Bahai temple

5. Sex-ratio in India is measured as

  1. Number of males per thousand females
  2. Number of females per thousand males
  3. Number of males per hundred females
  4. Number of females per hundred males

6. Companion cells are unique to

  1. Bryophytes
  2. Pteridophytes
  3. Angiosperms
  4. Gymnosperms

7. Which one of the following is an insulator?

  1. Copper
  2. Wood
  3. Mercury
  4. Aluminium

8. Bubbles of air rise up through liquids due to:

  1. Surface tension and adherence
  2. Viscosity and buoyancy.
  3. Air current over the liquid and buoyancy
  4. Up thrust and surface tension.

9. Zeolite is

  1. hydrated ferric oxide
  2. hydrated sodium aluminium silicate
  3. sodium hexameta phosphate
  4. sodium tetra borate

10. The boiling point of liquids vary as

  1. pressure varies
  2. temperature varies
  3. volume varies
  4. density varies

11. The largest source of pollution in the world is

  1. Herbicides and insectides
  2. Automobile exhausts
  3. Sewage and garbage
  4. Industrial effluents

12. Among the following states, the literacy rate is highest in

  1. Orissa
  2. Punjab
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Mizoram

13. The minimum number of members that must be present to hold the meeting of the Lok Sabha is

  1. One-fourth of the total membership
  2. One-tenth of the total membership
  3. Fifty percent strength of the Lok Sabha
  4. At least hundred members

14. India’s population growth is characterized by

  1. An increase in rate of death
  2. An increase in the ratio of females
  3. An increase in the birth rate and declining death rate
  4. Increasing number of old people

15. What will you call a system of taxation under which the poorer sections are taxed at higher rates than the richer sections?

  1. Progressive tax
  2. Proportional tax
  3. Regressive tax
  4. Degressive tax


16. The most important function of an interest group is to

  1. form the government
  2. alter government policies to its liking
  3. build up public opinion
  4. Contest elections

17. Which among the following is not correctly paired?

  1. Shivaji-Afzal Khan
  2. Nurjahan-Mahabat Khan
  3. Akbar-Rana Pratap
  4. Babar-Bairam Khan

18. Which of the following deserts is rich in gold reserves?

  1. Arabian
  2. Thar
  3. Mongolian
  4. Atacama

19. Lacrymal glands are situated in the

  1. Palms
  2. Buccal cavity
  3. Eye orbit
  4. Stomach

20. The most extensive use of molasses after fermentation is for producing

  1. Methanol
  2. Sugar
  3. Ethanol
  4. Sugarcane

21. Acid rain is caused due to pollution of atmosphere by

  1. oxides of nitrogen and sulphur
  2. oxides of nitrogen and phosphorous
  3. oxides of carbon and nitrogen
  4. oxides of nitrogen and methane

22. The dispute over Siachin Glacier is between

  1. India and China
  2. India and Afghanistan
  3. India and Pakistan
  4. India and Nepal

23. Who wrote the famous line: ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’

  1. John Keats
  2. V.S. Naipaul
  3. Sir Richard Burton
  4. Larry Collins

24. Who was the first lady Governor of an Indian State?

  1. Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani
  2. Miss Padmaja Naidu
  3. Mrs Tarkeswari Sinha
  4. Mrs. Sarojini Naidu

25. Which of the following is an application protocol?

  1. HTTP
  2. TCP
  3. IP
  4. UDP