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DRDO Placement Paper – General Knowledge Questions


• In which city will you find winter in the month of July?
a. Sydney
b. New York
c. London
d. Beijing

• In which city were 10th century coins found?
a. Khandwa
b. Ranchi
c. Bareily
d. Guwahati
e. None of the above

• Who is the chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
a. The Vice – President
b. The Prime Minister
c. The Union Commerce Minister
d. The Union Finance Minister

• Where are the headquarters of World Trade Organisation located?
a. New York
b. Washington DC
c. Geneva
d. London

• Choose the correct option that has launched Surface, a tablet computer?
a. Nokia
b. Samsung
c. Apple
d. Google
e. Microsoft

• In which state is SAMARTH situated?
a. Bihar 
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Punjab

• Which key will you press to start a new page in MS – Word?
a. Enter Key
b. Down Cursor Key
c. Shift + Control + Enter
d. Shift = Enter
• Which satellite launched vehicle that placed a number of satellites into Orbit in May 2008?
a. PSLV – C10
b. PSLV – C7
c. PSLV – C9
d. PSLV – C8

• From the below mentioned options who was the winner of the prestigious Jnanpiith award in 2012?
a. Pratibha Ray (Odia)
b. Amar Kant (Hindi)
c. Shrilal Shukla (Hindi)
d. Dr. Ravuri Bharadwaja (Telgu)

• In which of the following states is ONGC planning to set up a Rs. 5000 crore Urea Fertiliser Plant?
a. Assam
b. West Bengal
c. Tripura 
d. Manipur
e. Arunachal Pradesh

• In which year was the Iran – Pakistan – India gas pipeline conceptualised which actually begun in 2009?
a. 1985
b. 1991
c. 1993
d. 1989
e. None of the above

• To which country did Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley belong and have been awarded the Noble prize in Economics in 2012?
a. Sweden
b. UK
c. Australia
d. France
e. USA

• Fill in the blanks:
China recently became _____ arms exporter.
a. The world’s sixth largest
b. The world’s second largest
c. The world’s fifth largest
d. The world’s fourth largest


• In which field did 2 Indian doctors from Kolhapur achieve a path breaking success?
a. Stem cell
b. Habit pattern of different people
c. Genetics
d. New protein structure
e. None of the above

• In which city was megawatt Solar Power project inaugurated by the President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on 30th April, 2013?
a. Deoghar
b. Hyderabad
c. Sri Nagar
d. Nashik

• Which state has USA decided to remove from its list that is sponsoring terrorism?
a. Libya
b. Cuba
c. North Korea
d. Iraq
e. None of the above

• Juan Carlos I is the king of which European Country who also visited India in the last week of October 2012?
a. Greece
b. Sweden
c. Denmark
d. Norway
e. Spain

• Which cyclone struck Myanmar in 2008 May?
a. Fanoos
b. Willy – willy
c. Nasim
d. Nargis
e. None of the above

• Which country reached an agreement with Kosovo on overcoming ethnic enmities?
a. Albania
b. Macedoonia
c. Serbia
d. France


• How many children as per the report of state of World’s Mothers brought out by Global Humanitarian Organisation are deprived of basic healthcare in India?
a. 55 million
b. 50 million
c. 60 million
d. 67 million
e. None of the above

• On which day is International Biological Diversity observed?
a. 24th May
b. 22nd May
c. 25th May
d. 23rd May

• The newly elected President of Paragury is?
a. Fernando Silvio
b. Fernando De Silva
c. Fernando Lugo
d. Fernando Dominique
e. None of the above

• Who wrote the novel ’50 shades of grey’?
a. Orhan Pamuk
b. Paul Bentley
c. William Golding
d. E.L. James
e. Julie Bosman

• Which Malaysian budget carrier to launch the new airline along with Tata Group and Telestra Tradeplace?
a. Tiger Airways
b. Cebu Pacific
c. Jet Star
d. Air Asia

• Choose the odd pair out from the below mentioned option.
a. Table tennis & Aga Khan
b. Cricket & Ranji Trophy
c. Football & Nehru Cup
d. Badminton & Thomas Cup
e. Lawn Tennis & Davis Cup


• Which of the following is not Banking Company?
a. BNP Paribas
b. HSBC
c. American Express
d. Barclays
e. Lufthansa

• Which entrepreneur has won the “Entrepreneur of the Decade” award conferred by All India Management Association in India?
a. Mr. Sunil Mittal
b. Mr. Ratan Tata
c. Mr. Mukesh Ambani
d. Mr. Narayan Murti

• What is the rank of India in Foreign Exchange Reserve?
a. 3rd
b. 5th
c. 2nd
d. 4th
e. None of the above

• What is the budget of the proposed allocation for the newly launched “National Livestock Mission” in the Union Budget 2013 – 2014?
a. Rs. 310 crore
b. Rs. 304 crore
c. Rs. 307 crore
d. Rs. 300 crore

• Choose the correct option as metros that have launched an online ‘Lost and Found’ service across its network.
a. Kolkatta
b. Bangalore
c. Mumbai
d. Delhi
e. None of the above

• For how many rupees has the Indian Government announced a relief package to states facing drought like situation?
a. 2500 crores
b. 1500 crores
c. 3000 crores
d. 1900 crores
e. 1600 crores

• In which city was the largest biogas plant of the world inaugurated in the year 2013, March?
a. Ireland
b. Finland
c. USA
d. Germany

• In which country is the Headquarter of World Trade Organisation located?
a. New York
b. Geneva
c. Washington DC
d. London

• Which of the following option is a metal?
a. Nitrogen
b. Camphor
c. Sulphur
d. Tungsten

• Which of the Indian states has topped in Rural Electrification?
a. Rajasthan
b. Karnataka
c. Maharashtra
d. Tamil Nadu
e. None of the above

• Choose the correct option as raw material used in nuclear power generation.
a. Zinc
b. Cobalt
c. Sodium
d. Thorium

• In March 2013, which city has launched its first women post office?
a. Kolkatta
b. Chennai
c. Mumbai
d. New Delhi

• What is Agni - IV?
a. Patton tank
b. War plane
c. Missile
d. Cubmarine

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