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    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2020

    46. International Day of the Tropics is observed every year on
    (29th June)
    (A) 23rd March
    (B) 4th July
    (C) 22nd September
    (D) 26th June
    66. Teachers’ Day is observed every year In India on
    (A) September, 5
    (B) October, 2
    (C) November, 6
    (D) December, 25
    86. Who established the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of India in 1948?
    (A) P.K. Iyengar
    (B) M.R. Srinivasan
    (C) Vikram Sarabhai
    (D) Homi Bhabha
    89. National Institute of Disaster Management or NIDM was previously
    named as:
    (A) National Centre of Disaster Management
    (B) National Council of Disaster Management
    (C) National Committee for Disaster Management
    (D) National Task Force on Disaster Management
    95. India celebrated / will celebrate its 70th Constitution Day in
    (A) 2020
    (B) 2018
    (C) 2017
    (D) 2019
    96. Samvidhan Divas or Constitution Day is celebrated in India on
    (A) 3rd December
    (B) 25th October
    (C) 5th January
    (D) 26th November
    111. In 2006 NIDM was established. Which one of the following is correct ?
    (Founded: 1995)
    (A) False
    (B) True
    (C) By the Ministry of Human Resource
    (D) By the External Affairs Ministry
    156. PCMA (2006) is the abbreviated version of
    (A) Prohibition of Child Marriage Act
    (B) Parent-Child Maintenance Act
    (C) Pollution Control and Monitoring Act
    (D) Parental Care and Maintenance Act
    163. ‘Chancellor’ of the State-run Universities in West Bengal is
    (A) Governor of the State
    (B) Chief Minister of the State
    (C) Education Minister of the State
    (D) Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
    184. The first Indian to receive Nobel Prize in Economics is
    (A) Professor Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
    (B) Professor Amartya Kumar Sen
    (C) Professor V. K. R.V. Rao
    (D) Professor T. N. Srinivasan

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2019

    162. Who was the Prime Minister of Israel during the Munich Massacre ?
    (A) Golda Meir
    (B) David Ben-Gurion
    (C) Levi Eshkol
    (D) Shimon Peres
    166. Who was Sikkim’s last sovereign king ?
    (A) Phuntsog Namgyal
    (B) Tensung Namgyal
    (C) Tashi Namgyal
    (D) Palden Namgyal
    168. Where is Vansda National Park Located ?
    (A) Uttar Pradesh
    (B) Gujarat
    (C) Rajasthan
    (D) Madhya Pradesh
    169. What is the currency of Iran ?
    (A) Iranian Rial
    (B) Iranian Rubel
    (C) Iranian Diner
    (D) Iranian Dollar
    170. Which date is marked as the World Day for War Orphans ?
    (A) January 3
    (B) January 4
    (C) January 5
    (D) January 6
    174. Who among the following never became the President of United State of America ?
    (A) Herbert Hoover
    (B) Geraldin Ford
    (C) Calvin Coolidge
    (D) James Buchanan

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2018

    71. Which day is celebrated every year on 5th of December by Food and
    Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations?
    (A) World Soil Day
    (B) World Health Day
    (C) World Irrigation Day
    (D) World Anti-Starvation Day
    100. The headquarter of the Eastern Railway is located at
    (A) Ranchi
    (B) Kharagpur
    (C) Dispur
    (D) Kolkata
    185. The importance of ‘Ring Road’ for New Delhi :
    (A) it avoid the main city centre
    (B) heavy vehicles can avoid city centre
    (C) Both (A) and (B)
    (D) None of the above
    190. At present the JNNURM project of the Central Govt.
    (A) funds development in cities for transport only
    (B) funds development in rural areas for transport only
    (C) funds projects in cities and villages for transport, housing and
    environment protection
    (D) limitedly funds road development for villages

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2017

    59 Which of the following states does not have veto power in the U.N
    Security Council ?
    (a)United America
    (b)United kingdom
    63 The International Day for preservation of ozone layer is observed on
    75 The Headquarter of World Bank is in
    (a)New york
    (b)Washington DC

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2016

    183. Darwin and Wallace were both strongly influenced by the book “An
    Essay on the Principle of Population” written by :
    (A) Erasmus
    (B) Malthus
    (C) Volthus
    (D) Lamarck

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2015

    131. Which is the following gets its name from a river in the Democratic
    Republic of Congo ?
    (A) Chikungunia virus
    (B) Lassa fever
    (C) Salmonella bacteria
    (D) Ebola virus
    140. World cancer Day was observed in 2015 across the world on
    (A) 10th January
    (B) 4th February
    (C) 5th June
    (D) 15th July
    145. The real name of Gulzar, the noted poet and lyricist, is
    (A) Sampooran Singh Kalra
    (B) Sadanand Sing Kalia
    (C) Surjeet Singh Kohli
    (D) Probodh Chandra Bhatia

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2014

    51. Alleppo is a rebellious province of
    (A) Iraq
    (B) Lebanon
    (C) Syria
    (D) Ukraine
    56. India held Garuda-V air exercises jointly with
    (A) Russia
    (B) U.S.A
    (C) France
    (D) China
    74. The Election Commission of India celebrates the National Voters Day on
    (A) 26th January
    (B) 25th March
    (C) 25th January
    (D) 1st February
    96. INS Vikramaditya is
    (A) a nuclear powered submarine
    (B) an aircraft carrier
    (C) a leander class frigate
    (D) a patrol boat
    105. Which one of the following is a medium range missile ?
    (A) Akash
    (B) Prithvi
    (C) Agni
    (D) Brahmos
    139. Which one of the following states is not a member of SAARC ?
    (A) Bhutan
    (B) Bangladesh
    (C) Mauritius
    (D) Nepal
    162. Increasing female literacy is expected to affect the birth rate in this way.
    (A) To increase
    (B) To decline
    (C) To remain constant
    (D) None of the above
    187. Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona, is a national of
    (A) Argentina
    (B) Mexico
    (C) Brazil
    (D) Uruguay

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2013

    131. World’s longest railway platform is —
    (Gorakhpur Junction)
    (A) Kharagpur
    (B) Vishakhapatnam
    (C) Secunderabad
    (D) Kanpur
    156. India is a full member of —
    (A) NAFTA
    (B) E.U.
    (C) SAARC
    (D) None of the above
    175. The founder of Facebook is —
    (A) Steve Jobs
    (B) Mark Zuckerberg
    (C) Larry Page
    (D) Bill Gates
    194. The headquarters of NATO is located in :
    (A) New York
    (B) Vienna
    (C) Brussels
    (D) London

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2012

    51. CTBT is a term associated with :
    (A) Nuclear Weapon
    (B) Central taxes
    (C) International Terrorism
    (D) None of the above
    66. Global Positioning System (GPS) is used to measure
    (A) Depth of water
    (B) Position of oceanic minerals
    (C) Lattitudes and longitudes
    (D) Circumference of the globe
    83. National Integration Day is celebrated on :
    (A) 30th October
    (B) 19th November
    (C) 25th September
    (D) 29th September
    162. Name the International body which is the predecessors of UNO for
    maintenance of world peace :
    (A) International Union of Nations
    (B) Union of Nation States
    (C) League of Nations
    (D) None of the above

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2011

    155. International Women’s Day is celebrated on
    (A) March 15
    (B) March 22
    (C) March 10
    (D) March 8
    166. India’s permanent Research Station ”Dakshin Gangotri” is located at
    (Constructed in 1984)
    (A) Himalayas
    (B) Indian Ocean
    (C) Antarctica
    (D) Arabian Sea


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