Quiz 700: GK Questions for UPSC Economic and Statistical Service Examination

This quiz has 10 General Knowledge / GK Questions for UPSC Economic and Statistical Service Examination based on syllabus of GK of Competition examinations and previous years question papers.

1. Consider the following statements about Lion Capital of Asoka which has been now adopted as India’s emblem:
1.It was erected around 250 BC at Sarnath
2. It was engraved with “Satyamev Jayate”
3. Its abacus is engraved with 4 animals viz. lion, elephant, deer and bull
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 &3

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2. Which among the following is also called encyclopedia of Buddhism?
[A] Buddhacharita
[B] Mahavibhasa
[C] Milinda Panho
[D] Vinayapitaka

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3. The ratio of the magnitude of the external force applied on a body to the magnitude of acceleration produced in its motion is known as:
[A] Inertial Mass
[B] Angular Momentum
[C] Gravitational Potential
[D] Gravitational Constant

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4. Which of the following is generally marketed as a companion device?
[A] Laptop
[B] Desktop
[C] Netbook
[D] UMPC

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5. Which of the following factors affect the electronic conductance of an electrolytic solution?
[A] the nature of the electrolyte added
[B] size of the ions produced and their solvation
[C] the nature of the solvent and its viscosity
[D] All of the above

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6. What is the full form of DWCRA?
[A] Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas
[B] Direct Welfare of Children in Rural Areas
[C] Development and Welfare of Catchment Rural Areas
[D] None of the above

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7. Who takes the decision regarding the saving and loan activities in a self Help Group (SHG)?
[A] Private Bank
[B] Reserve Bank of India
[C] Members of group
[D] Non Government Organizations

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8. Where electricity supply was first introduced in India?
[A] Chennai
[B] Darjeeling
[C] Kolkata
[D] Mumbai

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9. “ISRO” (Indian Space Research Organisation) was formed in which of the following years?
[A] 1969
[B] 1975
[C] 1972
[D] 1962

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10. Which of the following statements about the cultivation of tea and coffee is true?
[A] Tea grows at a higher altitude than coffee
[B] Coffee grows at a higher altitude than tea
[C] Both grow at about the same altitude
[D] There is no climatic relationship between the two crops

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