SSC CGL 2019 GK MCQ PDF, 3 – March 2020 Shift 1


In this post we share SSC CGL 2019 GK MCQs pdf which is held on 3rd march 2020 it is very important for all ssc exams and upcoming SSC CGl exams.

01. Which of these institutions fixes the Repo Rate and the Reverse Repo Rate in India?

    1. Ministry of Finance
    2. State Bank of India
    3. Reserve Bank of India
    4. Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Solution (c)

Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank of a country (Reserve Bank of India in case of India) lends money to commercial banks in the event of any shortfall of funds. Repo rate is used by monetary authorities to control inflation.

2. Which of the following books is NOT written by Salman Rushdie?(a
(a) Shame
(b) Midnight’s Children
(c) An Area of Darkness
(d) The Satanic Verses

Ans. [c]

Salman Rushdie is a British-Indian novelist. The only son of a University of Cambridge-educated businessman and school teacher in Bombay, Rushdie studied history at King’s College at the University of Cambridge. Rushdie’s 1988 novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), led to accusations of blasphemy against Islam, forcing him to go into hiding for several years.

03. As of February 2020, who is the President of Sri Lanka?
(a) Chandrika Kumaratunga
(b) Gotabaya Rajapaksa
(c) D.M. Jayaratne
(d) Maithripala Sirisena

Ans. [b]

The office was created in 1972 as the head of state and becoming the head of government in 1978, thus the president remains the single most dominant political office in the country. The current 8th president is Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

04. Name the author who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2019 for his book – An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India.
(a) Vikram Seth
(b) Romila Thapar
(c) Shashi Tharoor
(d) Ramchandra Guha


Shashi Tharoor, Nand Kishore Acharya to receive Sahitya Akademi Award 2019; win Rs 1 lakh cash prize. While Tharoor won the award for his book ‘An Era of Darkness’ in English, Acharya will receive the recognition for his book of Hindi poetry, ‘Chheelatey Hue Apne Ko’.

05. Name the physicist who is credited with the discovery of the This 1932 discovery led to his winning the Nobel Prize.
(a) Enrico Fermi
(b) S. Fleming
(c) James Chadwick
(d) Max Plank

Chadwick is best known for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. A neutron is a particle with no electric charge that, along with positively charged protons, makes up an atom’s nucleus. Bombarding elements with neutrons can succeed in penetrating and splitting nuclei, generating an enormous amount of energy

06. As on January 2020, Shri Bhupesh Baghel is the Chief Minister of which of the following states?
(a) Jharkhand
(b) Haryana
(c) Chhattisgarh
(d) Odisha


Bhupesh Baghel (born 23 August 1961) is an Indian politician serving as the third and current Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. He was president of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress. He has been member of legislative assembly five times from Patan

07. The Araku Valley, a tourist resort, is located near which of these cities of South India?

(a) Kochi

(b) Madurai

(c) Mangalore

(d) Visakhapatnam

1.         (d)

Araku Valley is a hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, lying 111 km west of Visakhapatnam city. This place is often referred to as Ooty of Andhra. It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes.

08. Sir Thomas Roe came as an official ambassador from King James I of England to which Mughal emperor’s court?
(a) Shah Jahan
(b) Akbar
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Jahangir

1.         (d)

From 1615 to 1618, he was ambassador to the court at Agra, India, of the Great Mughal Ruler, Jahangir. The principal object of the mission was to obtain protection for the East India Company`s factory at Surat. At the Mughal court, Roe allegedly became a favourite of Jahangir and may have been his drinking partner.

09. Which of these words refers to the scientific study of domestic dogs?
(a) Carpology
(b) Cynology
(c) Chrematistics
(d) Craniology

1.         (b)

the scientific study of dogs. Cynology studies the anatomy and physiology of the dog (including regularities of higher nervous activity and behavior) and the origin and evolution of domestic breeds. Cynology is the basis of contemporary dog raising.

10. The ruins of the ancient city of Hampi – capital of Vijayanagara – is located in which present day Indian state?
(a) Bihar
(b) Haryana
(c) Telangana
(d) Karnataka

The Vijayanagara Empire (also called Karnata Empire and the Kingdom of Bisnegar by the Portuguese) was based in the Deccan Plateau region in South India. It was established in 1336 by the brothers Harihara and Bukka Raya I of Sangama Dynasty.

11. The World Food Program (WFP) is the food assistance branch of the United Nations. Where is it headquartered?
(a) Rome
(b) Paris
(c) New York
(d) Brussels

Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

12. What is the more common name for solid carbon dioxide?
(a) Potash
(b) Dry Ice
(c) Quick Silver
(d) Epsom

Dry ice is just cooled condensed and solid form of carbon dioxide.

  • It turns directly into carbon dioxide gas rather than a liquid.
  • It is used primarily as a cooling

13. Sultan Qaboos bin Said of , the Arab world’s longest- serving ruler and with a reputation for quiet diplomacy passed away recently (2020).
(a) Oman
(b) Abu Dhabi
(c) Dubai
(d) Kuwait

Qaboos bin Said Al Said was the Sultan of Oman from 23 July 1970 until his death. A fifteenth-generation descendant of the founder of the House of Al Said, he was the longest-serving leader in the Middle East and Arab world at the time of his death.

14. In which year Sanchi was discovered after being abandoned for nearly 600 Years?
(a) 1814
(b) 1816
(c) 1818
(d) 1820

Sanchi was discovered in 1818 after being abandoned for nearly 600 years, and gradually the archaeological site was explored, excavated and conserved. The religious establishment at Sanchi was founded by the Mauryan Emperor, Asoka (c. 272- 237 BC).

15. Veteran freedom fighter, social reformer and feminist Savithribai Phule hailed from which of the following states of India?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Gujarat
(d) Odisha

Savitribai Phule (3 January 1831 – 10 March 1897) was an Indian social reformer, educationalist, and poet from Maharashtra. She is regarded as the first female teacher of India. Along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, she played an important role in improving women’s rights in India.

16. Prolific Indian painter Maqbool Fida Husain predominantly used which of these animals to depict a lively and free spirit in his paintings?
(a) Elephants
(b) Cows
(c) Horses
(d) Tigers

Husain. Maqbool Fida Husain better known as M. F. Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) was an Indian artist known for executing bold, vibrantly coloured narrative paintings in a modified Cubist style. He was one of the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artists of the 20th century.

17. From India, who inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor and flagged off the first set of pilgrims to the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev
(a) Manmohan Singh
(b) Narendra Modi
(c) Ram Nath Kovind
(d) Amarinder Singh

This corridor connects the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Punjab and the agreement guarantees Indian pilgrims visa-free access to this corridor to travel to the holy site in Pakistan.

18. Name the media company that purchased the legendary studio of 21st Century Fox.
(a) Viacom
(b) Disney
(c) Sony
(d) Time Warner

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., doing business as 21st Century Fox (21CF), was an American multinational mass media corporation that was based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was one of the two companies formed from the 2013 spin-off of the publishing assets of News Corporation, as founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1980.

19. Red worms have a structure named  which helps them in grinding their food.
(a) Gizzard
(b) Esophagus
(c) Crop
(d) Intestine

Food passes through the esophagus. then moves into the crop where it is stored and then eventually moves into the gizzard.

  • Gizzard is a muscular chamber where mechanical digestion
  • Here the food is pulverized with the aid of small bits of sand and gravel

20. For which of the following sports was Dronavalli Harika, conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award?
(a) Cricket
(b) Archery
(c) Chess
(d) Badminton

Harika Dronavalli is an Indian chess grandmaster. She has won three bronze medals in the Women’s World Chess Championship, in 2012, 2015 and 2017. Dronavalli was honored with the Arjuna Award for the year 2007–08 by the government of India.

21. Kolathunadu, Valluvanad and Thekkumkoor were ancient small-time kingdoms in which state of India
(a) Gujarat
(b) Karnataka
(c) Bihar
(d) Kerala

Kolattunādu (Kola Swarupam, as Kingdom of Cannanore in foreign accounts, Chirakkal (Chericul) in later times) was one of the 4 most powerful kingdoms on the Malabar Coast during the arrival of Portuguese Armadas to India, the others being Zamorin, Kingdom of Cochin and Kolattunādu is described as the land lying between Perumba river in the north and Putupattanam river in the south.

22. Who is the first and currently the only batsman to score double hundreds in four consecutive test series?
(a) Brian Lara
(b) B. de Villiers
(c) Rohit Sharma
(d) Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli scored four double centuries in four consecutive series against the West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh.

  • He is the currently only batsman to do

23. What is the uniform GST rate that has been fixed up for lottery prizes by the GST Council?
(a) 18 %
(b) 32 %
(c) 28 %
(d) 10 %

Officially known as The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016, this amendment introduced a national Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India from 1 July 2017.

24. Who among the following played the leading lady in the film ‘Mission Mangal’ that tells the dramatic true story of the women behind India’s first mission to Mars?
(a) Vidya Balan
(b) Kareena Kapoor
(c) Deepika Padukone
(d) Kajol

Mission Mangal ( transl. Mission Mars) is a 2019 Indian Hindi- language drama film directed by Jagan Shakti and jointly produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions, Fox Star Studios, Aruna Bhatia, and Anil Naidu.

25. Which of these bones is NOT a part of the human ear?
(a) Incus
(b) Femur
(c) Malleus
(d) Stapes

There are three tiny bones in the middle ear of human.

  • These are the malleus or hammer the incus or anvil and the stapes or stirrup.
  • The femur is the only bone located within the human
  • It is both the longest and the strongest bone in the human


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