NTSE Preparation | SAT | Social Studies

The scholastic aptitude test (SAT) of NTSE exam covers a variety of subjects like science, maths and social studies. These quizzes also benefit students preparing for other competitive exams. The paper on general knowledge or general awareness or general studies is an integral part of most competitive exams including NTSE, MBA, bank, UPSC and SSC. The general knowledge paper has an extensive coverage of subjects. It covers topics like everyday science, history, geography, polity, economics, current affairs, and so on.

Here are some multiple choice questions and answers covering economics and social studies.

NTSE | SAT Preparation (General Knowledge)

1. Who was the first administrator-statesman to attempt planning as a means for economic development?

a) Sir CP Ramaswami Aiyyar
b) M Viswesvarayya
c) VT Krishnamachari
d) C Rajagopalachari

2. An economy is at the take off stage on its path to development when it

a) becomes stagnant
b) begins steady growth
c) is liberalized
d) gets maximum foreign aid

3. Which of the following is the basic characteristic of Oligopoly?

a) a few sellers, one buyer
b) a few sellers, many buyers
c) a few sellers, a few buyers
d) many sellers, a few buyers

4. The aim of which of the Five Year Plans was to correct the disequilibrium in the economy?

a) First Five Year Plan
b) Second Five Year Plan
c) Third Five Year Plan
d) Fourth Five Year Plan

5. Which of the following Five Year Plans recognized human development as the core of all developmental efforts?

a) Eighth Five Year Plan
b) Seventh Five Year Plan
c) Fifth Five Year Plan
d) Third Five Year Plan

6. Which of the following plans aimed at improving the standard of living?

a) Third Plan
b) Fourth Plan
c) Fifth Plan
d) Sixth Plan

7. At which of the following places was the mining of coal started in 1774?

a) Chhindwara
b) Dhanbad
c) Ranchi
d) Raniganj

8. In which of the following years were the cocking coals and non-cocking coal mines in India nationalized?

a) 1971 and 1972 repetitively
b) 1972 and 1973 respectively
c) 1973 and 1974 respectively
d) 1970 and 1972 respectively

9. Which Indian state has the largest number of cotton textile mills?

a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Maharashtra
c) Gujarat
d) West Bengal

10. Minor ports like Kakinada, Machilipatnam, Bheemunipatnam and Krishnapatnam are in which of the following states?

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

11. When, for the first time, did the Prime Minister of India announce the 20-point Economic Programme?

a) 1973
b) 1974
c) 1975
d) 1976

12. Which of the following plans aimed at the removal of poverty and attainment of self-reliance?

a) second plan
b) third plan
c) fourth plan
d) fifth plan

13. Census in India is being held regularly after every

a) 6 years
b) 8 years
c) 10 years
d) 12 years

14. People belonging to what age group are eligible for training under TRYSEM scheme?

a) 18-35
b) 25-40
c) 18-50
d) 18-25

15. According to the census in 2001, which city in India has the largest population?

a) Kolkatta
b) Mumbai
c) Delhi
d) Chennai


1. M Viswesvarayya
2. begins steady growth
3. a few sellers, many buyers
4. First Five Year Plan
5. Eighth Five Year Plan
6. Fourth Plan
7. Raniganj
8. 1972 and 1973 respectively
9. Maharashtra
10. Andhra Pradesh
11. 1975
12. fifth plan
13. 10 years
14. 18-35
15. Mumbai

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