NTSE GK Question Bank For SAT | India Facts File

Here is a collection of expected questions on India, its culture, history, economy and politics. This question bank is prepared for students preparing for SAT of NTSE.

NTSE Preparation | India Facts File Quiz 1

1. Which of the following is the first country in the world to introduce a family planning policy?

a) India
b) Japan
c) China
d) USA

2. Which state has the highest density of population according to the 2001 census?

a) Kerala
b) West Bengal
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Punjab

3. The first Five Year Plan was launched in

a) 1947
b) 1950
c) 1951
d) 1952

4. In India, the first railway train steamed off in April, 1853 between

a) Agra to Mathura
b) Bombay to Thane
c) Delhi to Meerut
d) Howrah to Burdwan

5. Production unit at which of the following places manufactures wheels and axles for Indian railway?

a) Chittaranjan near Calcutta
b) Perambur near Madras
c) Mughalsarai
d) Yelehanka, near Bangalore

6. Production unit at which of the following places manufactures Diesel locomotives for Indian railway?

a) Varanasi
b) Perambur
c) Yelehanka
d) Chittaranjan

7. Which production unit undertakes the manufacture of the bulk of passenger service vehicles for Indian railway?

a) Perambur
b) Varanasi
c) Yelehanka
d) Chittaranjan

8. At which of the following places is the headquarters of the research, designs and standards organization of the Indian railways located?

a) Mumbai
b) Delhi
c) Lucknow
d) Varanasi

9. At which of the following places is the Indian railways Institute of Advanced Track technology for training of civil engineers located?

a) Pune
b) Jabalpur
c) Secunderabad
d) Vadodara

10. At which of the following places is the Railway staff college located?

a) Kolkatta
b) Gorakhpur
c) Secunderabad
d) Vadodara

11. Which is the biggest sea port of India which also has a natural harbour?

a) Mumbai
b) Calcutta – Haldia
c) Cochin
d) Vishakhapatnam

12. The Jawaharlal Nehru Port is in

a) Gujarat
b) Karnataka
c) Maharashtra
d) Kerala

13. In terms of size, the Indian Railways occupy what position in the world?

a) Largest
b) Second largest
c) Third largest
d) Fourth largest

14. In which year was railway introduced in India?

a) 1853
b) 1860
c) 1855
d) 1854

15. Which railway zone has the maximum route kilometrage in India?

a) Central railway
b) Northern railway
c) Southern railway
d) Konkan railway

16. Which railway zone conducts service through the maximum number of states?

a) Northern railway
b) Western railway
c) Central railway
d) Southern railway

17. Which is the oldest Indian news agency?

a) PTI
b) UNI
c) Samachar Bharti
d) Hindustan Samachar

18. In terms of size of population, what position India occupies in the world?

a) First
b) Second
c) Third
d) fourth

19. Under the control of which ministry does the Border Roads Organization function?

a) Communications
b) Defence
c) Surface transport
d) Urban development

20. Which of the following is the largest circulated daily in India?

a) Malayala Manorama
b) Times of India
c) Hindustan Times
d) Hindu

21. In which language is the largest number of newspapers published in India?

a) Hindi
b) English
c) Telegu
d) Urdu

22. Which of the following is the primary source of energy in India?

a) Coal
b) Nuclear fuels
c) Petroleum, LPG, diesel and bio-gas
d) Hydroelectricity

23. The National Literacy Mission was launched in

a) 1985
b) 1988
c) 1990
d) 1991

24. During which Five Year plan was the Mid-day Meals scheme for school children commenced?

a) Seventh plan
b) Eighth Plan
c) Sixth Plan
d) Ninth Plan

25. NCERT was established in

a) 1960
b) 1961
c) 1962
d) 1963


1. India
2. West Bengal
3. 1951
4. Bombay to Thane
5. Yelehanka, near Bangalore
6. Varanasi
7. Perambur
8. Lucknow
9. Pune
10. Vadodara
11. Mumbai
12. Maharashtra
13. second largest
14. 1853
15. Northern railway
16. Northern railway
17. PTI
18. Second
19. Defence
20. Times of India
21. Hindi
22. Coal
23. 1988
24. Eighth Plan
25. 1961

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