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TNUSRB General Knowledge Test Model Questions

General Knowledge
For Open Quota & Departmental Candidate
1. The speed of light through vacuum is ?
A. 3×10 power 8 m/sec
B. 3×10 power 8 Km/sec
C. 300 m/sec
D. 3000 m/sec

2. Power is generated in nuclear reactors using the principle of ?
A. Nuclear fission
B. Nuclear fusion
C. Uncontrolled chain reaction
D. None of the above

3. The communication through OPTICAL FIBER is based upon the phenomenon of ?
A. Reflection
B. Total Internal Reflection
C. Refraction
D. Interference

4. The heat of Sun reaches earth by way of?
A. Conduction
B. Convection
C. Radiation
D. None of the above

5. Which of the following is true?
A. Electron has no charge
B. Proton has negative charge
C. Neutron has positive charge
D. Proton has positive charge, electron has negative charge and neutron has no charge

6. In India, the voltage and frequency of the AC power used for domestic purpose is –
A. 220 V, 50 Hz
B. 110 V, 60 Hz
C. 220 V, 60 Hz
D. 110 V, 50 Hz

7. Boiling point of water is –
A. 0o C
B. 100o C
C. 120o C
D. 100o F

8. The name of the galaxy in which our earth is situated is –
A. Andromeda
B. The Milky way
C. Triagulum
D. None of the above

9. Renewable energy resources are –
A. Coal, Solar & Wind
B. Nuclear, Hydro electric, Tidal energy
C. Solar, Hydro electric & wind
D. Natural gas, wave & geo thermal

10. Rear view mirrors in vehicles are mostly –
A. Concave Mirror
B. Plane Mirror
C. Convex Mirror
D. None of the above

11. The number of elements known to us presently are –
A. 92
B. 100
C. 118
D. 150

12. Chemical formula of Alcohol is –
A. C6 H6
B. C2 H5 OH
C. CH4

13. pH value of pure water is –
A. 1
B. 5
C. 7
D. 10

14. Brass is an alloy which consists of –
A. Copper & Iron
B. Copper & tin
C. Copper & Zinc
D. Aluminium & Copper

15. Bauxite is an ore of –
A. Copper
B. Tin
C. Iron
D. Aluminium

16. The heart of a healthy adult normally beats (at rest) :
A. 120 times/minute
B. 72-75 times/minute
C. 100 times/minute
D. 200 times/minute

17. Persons with what blood group can donate blood to persons with any blood group ?
A. B group
B. AB group
C. A group
D. O group

18. Who gave the theory of survival of fittest or Natural selection?
A. Charles Darwin
B. Ruther ford
C. Pascal
D. Newton

19. Which of the following is not true for photosynthesis ?
A. CO2 is utilized by plants & O2 is released
B. Sun light is essential for photosynthesis
C. Chlorophyll is required for photosynthesis
D. CO2 is emitted by plants during photosynthesis

20. The blood pressure of a healthy adult during normal resting condition is expressed as-
A. 100
B. 120 mm/ 80mm Hg
C. 150 mm/ 100mm Hg
D. 98.6O

21. Who is the father of Genetics ?
A. Gregor Mendel
B. Charles Darwin
C. Edward Jennar
D. Louis Pasteur

22. Which of the following diseases are caused by virus ?
i. Small Pox
ii. Polio
iii. COVID -19
iv. TB
v. Cholera
A. iii ONLY
B. i,ii & iii
C. iv & v
D. iii, iv & v

23. Goitre is caused due to lack of ______ in the diet ?
A. Iodine
B. Iron
C. Sodium
D. Potassium

24. Soya bean is a highly rich source of ?
A. Protein
B. Fat
C. Carbohydrate
D. Vitamin C

25. Sunlight helps in production of ____________ in the body ?
A. Vitamin A
B. Vitamin B
C. Vitamin C
D. Vitamin D

26. Anaemia is caused due to deficiency of ?
A. Calcium
B. Iron
C. Vitamin A
D. Protein

27. During digestion of food, the stomach produces which acid ?
A. Hydrochloric acid
B. Sulphuric acid
B. Nitric acid
D. None of the above

28. The Green House gases are ?
A. Carbon dioxide, Methane & CFC
B. Sulphur dioxide
C. Nitrogen
D. Hydrogen & Helium

29. Ozone layer protects earth from
A. Ultra Violet radiation from sun
B. air pollution
C. Infra red radiation
D. Radiation from outer space

30. The aim of Chipko movement was
A. To conserve water
B. to protect & conserve trees
C. to protect wildlife
D. to protect old monuments of historical importance

Syllabus of General Knowledge

The candidates are required to have a general appreciation and understanding of topics as maybe expected of a well educated person without any specialised study.

The syllabus includes the following topics:
i. General Science: Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz. Inventions and Discoveries. Scientists and their contributions, Human Physiology, Diseases and their causes, cure and prevention, Diet and Nutrition, Genetics, Animals, Plants, Environment and Ecology, Elements and compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts and allied subjects, Motion, Properties of Matter, Light, Electricity and other related topics.

ii. History: Dates and events of Indian History from Indus Valley Civilisation to present day modern India. Important events of World history.
iii. Geography : Regions of India, Monsoon and climate, Crops, Indian Towns and Places, Major Ports, Minerals, Industries, Power Plants, Forests and Wildlife, National Parks, Population distribution in India and other related topics.
iv. Economics: Agriculture in India, Industrial Development, Rural Development, Price policy, Inflation, Population and Un-employment problems, Imports and Export, 5 year planning and related topics.
v. Indian Polity: Indian Constitution, Citizenship, Elections, Parliament and State legislatures, Executive, Judicial system, Local Self Governments, Centre-State Relationship, Foreign Policy and other related topics.

vi. General Knowledge & Current Affairs
: Latest development in Science and Technology, Political developments in India, Arts & Culture of India and Tamil Nadu, Games and Sports, National and International awards, National and International organizations, Abbreviations, Who’s Who, Books and Authors, India and its Neighbours, present day India and other related topics.

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