General Awareness Questions for CDS Exam

CDS Exam is approaching, next month UPSC is organizing CDS exam that will accord many candidates to prove their caliber. The exam will consist wide sections of various topics in General Ability Section.
Sections that will be covered in examination will be Polity, Geography, history, science and research, economics and current affairs list of some standard question is given below that can be beneficial for you:

1. Subsidiary Alliance’ was a system devised by:

  1. Lord Dalhousie
  2. Lord Wellesley
  3. Lord canning
  4. Lord Ripon

Ans. b

2.Which of the following layers of atmosphere has high concentration of ions?

  1. Thermosphere
  2. Stratosphere
  3. Exosphere
  4. Troposphere

  Ans. a

3.The Rotterdam Convention deals with?

  1. Reducing nuclear weapon stockpiles
  2. Protecting the Oceans
  3. Limiting the use of toxic chemicals
  4. Banning of Human Clone experiment

Ans. c

4. Which among the following is NOT an International Boundary Line?

  1. Dresden line
  2. Durand line
  3. Maginot Line
  4. 38th parallel line

Ans. a

5. The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India pertains to the administration of tribal
areas in which of the following states?

  1. Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram
  2. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram
  3. Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura
  4. Manipur, Meghalaya Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh


Ans. b

6 .In India, glacial terraces known as ‘Karewas’ are found in:

  • Sapt Kosi Valley
  • Jhelum Valley
  • Teesta Valley
  • Alakananda Valley

Ans. b

7. Electricity is produced through dry cells from:

  1. Mechanical Energy
  2. Thermal Energy
  3. Chemical Energy
  4. Nuclear Energy

Ans. c

8. Which one of the following vitamins has a role in blood clotting?

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Vitamin B
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Vitamin K

Ans. d

9. ‘Demographic Dividend’ refers to:

  1. high proportion of aged people in the total population
  2. high proportion of working people in the total population
  3. high proportion of children in the total population
  4. high proportion of migrant in the total population

Ans. b

10. Who among the following proposed that atom is indivisible?

  1. Dalton
  2. Rutherford
  3. Berzelius
  4. Avogadra

Ans. a

11. The partition of Bengal was made effective on 16 October 1905 by

  1. Lord Curzon
  2. Nawab salimullah Khan of Decca
  3. Wellesely
  4. Warren Hastings

Ans. a

12. Even though the edits of Ashoka were written in various scripts the majority of them are in:

  1. Brahmi
  2. Kharosthi
  3. Arabic
  4. Greek

Ans. a

13. The partition of Bengal was made effective on 16 October 1905 by

  • Brahmi
  • Kharosthi
  • Arabic
  • Greek

Ans. a

14. One of the silent features of Rigvedic civilization was the worship of

  1. Nature mother
  2. Goddess
  3. Trinity
  4. Pashupati

Ans. a

15. The Congress split into moderates and extremists in the season of:

  1. Madras
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Lucknow
  4. Surat

Ans. d

16. The Rock cut temples of Mahabalipuram were built under the patronage of

  1. Chola Kings
  2. Pandiya Kings
  3. Pallava Kings
  4. Satavahana Kings

Ans. c

Some brain teaser questions for you one line answer,  that will work effectively at the time of group discussion, SSB interview and written exams are listed below:

  1. The famous scholar, Hemachandra was patronized by – Chandragupta Maurya
  2. The script in which Kashmiri language was originally written was – Kharoshti
  3. Fundamental duties are taken from the constitution of – USSR Union of Soviet socialist Republic
  4. 86thconstitutional amendment inserted article 21A for – Right To Education
  5. Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India – Kushanas
  6. What has been described as the ‘Indian Political Horoscope’? –Preamble
  7. Shimla Agreement between India and Pakistan was signed in –1972
  8. Jeetal and Tanka are made of – Copper And Silver
  9. Who was the king of India during the Timur invasion – Sultan Muhammad
  10. The case in which Supreme Court restrict the authority of Parliament to amend Fundamental Rights and declared these rights to be absolute, permanent and unalterable? – Golak Nath Case
  11. The Supreme Court propounded ‘The Theory of Basic Structure of the Constitution’ in – Keshavananda Bharti case
  12. The first Chief Justice of India was – Harlal J. Kania
  13. The aim of establishing Vijaynagar kingdom was to – Safeguard Hindu Interest
  14. By which article, President can declare financial emergency – 360 A
  15. Who was the President of India at the time of the proclamation of emergency in 1975 – Fakhrudin Ali Ahmed
  16. Which amendment provides constitutional status to Municipal Government, added to the 10th schedule – 74th Amendment
  17. Who was regarded by Mahatma Gandhi as his ‘Political Guru’ – Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  18. Who led salt Satyagraha movement with Mahatma Gandhi – Sarojini Naidu
  19. The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha is elected by – Rajya Sabha Among Its Member
  20. Expert legal advice to the Government of India is tendered by – Attorney General Of India
  21. Which European nationals came to India first – The Portuguese
  22. The Indian Independence League was set up by – Rash Behari Bose
  23. The proposal of partition of India and Pakistan was contained in – Mountbatten Plan Of 3rd June, 1947
  24. India opted for a Federal form of government on the ground of – Linguistic and Regional diversity
  25. Sarkaria Commission was appointed by the Government to submit report on – Center-State Relations
  26. The Act that made the beginning of Electoral System in India was – Government of India Act, 1858
  27. Right to Property was excluded from the Fundamental Rights during the tenure of the Government headed by – Morarji Desai
  28. Anshu gupta Ramon Magsaysay Award winner – Founder of Goonj (NGO)
  29. Khetri Rajasthan is famous for the mining of – Copper
  30. Annaimudi is the famous peak located in – Sahayadri
  31. Which instrument can generate waves of constant amplitude – Oscillator
  32. Quantum theory was first enunciated by – Max Plank
  33. The instrument used to check the velocity of the air is – Anemometer
  34. Which element is used in storage batteries – Lead
  35. The main ingredient of cement is – limestone
  36. Which type of wave has lease penetrating power – Alpha particles
  37. Indica was written by – Magasthenes
  38. Who is the first chief of air force to receive the honour of Marshal – Arajan Singh
  39. The cell theory was propounded by – Schleiden and Schwann
  40. The International court of justice is situated in – Hague

These questions will definitely help you to analyse level of preparation and areas of weakness. Through these questions you can take reference and you should start working for the areas where you are lagging back.

Jai hind!!!      Jai Bharat!!!

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