NTSE General Studies Preparation

Here is a collection of questions on general awareness compiled for students preparing for NTSE SAT.

NTSE GK Question Bank | India Facts File 3

1. How many Union Territories are there in India?

a) 7
b) 6
c) 5
d) 8

2. Which Indian state has the highest population?

a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Maharashtra
c) Rajasthan
d) Madhya Pradesh

3. In terms of area, which is the largest state in India?

a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Rajasthan
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Punjab

4. The Indian constitution came into effect in

a) 1947
b) 1950
c) 1956
d) 1949

5. What is the Indian Standard Time?

a) 82030’E
b) 30082’E
c) 85030’E
d) 80035’E

6. Which one of the following is the smallest state in India?

a) Goa
b) Kerala
c) Manipur
d) Assam

7. Which one of the following is the least populous state in India?

a) Goa
b) Sikkim
c) Mizoram
d) Manipur

8. Before they became a part of India in 1954, Pondicherry and Mahe were under the rule of

a) Portuguese
b) French
c) British
d) Dutch

9. When did India annex Goa, Daman and Diu?

a) 1954
b) 1962
c) 1961
d) 1972

10. Which one of the following was the first Indian state to be formed on a linguistic base?

a) Tamil Nadu
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Rajasthan
d) Punjab

11. The State Reorganization Act took effect in

a) 1952
b) 1956
c) 1972
d) 1951

12. Haryana was created out of Punjab in

a) 1966
b) 1972
c) 1956
d) 1958

13. Kuchipudi is the traditional dance form of

a) Kerala
b) Maharashtra
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Karnataka

14. Itanagar is the capital of

a) Manipur
b) Mizoram
c) Arunachal Pradesh
d) Meghalaya

15. The Kaziranga National park is in

a) Assam
b) West Bengal
c) Rajasthan
d) Mizoram

16. The ruins of Nalanda, world’s earliest Buddhist University, is in present day

a) Bengal
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) Madhya Pradesh

17. Gujarat was formed in

a) 1956
b) 1960
c) 1952
d) 1947

18. The Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary is known for its

a) One-horned rhinoceros
b) Asiatic lions
c) Birds
d) Black buck

19. Mohiniattam is the traditional dance form of

a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Karnataka
d) Andhra Pradesh

20. How many states are there in the Indian Union?

a) 26
b) 27
c) 28
d) 29

21. Jharkhand was formed out of which state in November 2000?

a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Bihar
c) Rajasthan
d) Uttar Pradesh

22. The folk dance form Lavni is from

a) Maharashtra
b) Gujarat
c) Punjab
d) Uttar Pradesh

23. Silvassa is the capital of

a) Goa
b) Dadra Nagar Haveli
c) Daman & Diu
d) None of these

24. India is divided into how many PIN code zones?

a) 6
b) 8
c) 9
d) 12

25. Where is the headquarters of the Southern Railway?

a) Kochi
b) Chennai
c) Secunderabad
d) Bangalore


1. 6
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Rajasthan
4. 1950
5. 82030’E
6. Goa
7. Sikkim
8. French
9. 1961
10. Andhra Pradesh
11. 1956
12. 1966
13. Andhra Pradesh
14. Arunachal Pradesh
15. Assam
16. Bihar
17. 1960
18. one-horned rhinoceros
19. Kerala
20. 28
21. Bihar
22. Maharashtra
23. Dadra Nagar Haveli 24. 8
25. Chennai

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