NTSE SAT General Knowledge Preparation

Here is a collection of expected GK questions for students preparing for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of NTSE.

NTSE GK Preparation | India Fact File 5

1. Who translated our National Song into English?

a) Rabindranath Tagore
b) Dr S Radhakrishnan
c) Sarojini Naidu
d) Aurobindo Ghosh

2. Which of the following was the capital of Andhra Pradesh before Hyderabad?

a) Kurnool b) Nellore c) Guntur d) Warangal

3. Which city is known as the ‘Garden City of India’?

a) Sri Nagar
b) Munnar
c) Bangalore
d) Jaipur

4. The southernmost tip of India is

a) Kanyakumari
b) Kovalam
c) Indira Point
d) Nagarcoil

5. Which one of the following folk-dance drama is associated with Rajasthan

a) Jatra
b) Garba
c) Khayal
d) Kootiyattam

6. India’s National Calendar was introduced for official purposes in

a) 1947
b) 1951
c) 1957
d) 1969

7. Which state stands first in the production of ginger?

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

8. What is the first date of the National Calender?

a) 1st January
b) 1st April
c) 1st July
d) 22nd March

9. Which of the following is the first month of our national calendar?

a) Chaitra
b) Bhadra
c) Falgun
d) Ashad

10. Which of the following is the last month of our national calendar?

a) Chaitra
b) Ashad
c) Falgun
d) Bhadra

11. Which of the following is not a popular form of Hindustani music?

a) Qawwali
b) Thumri
c) Ghazal
d) Padam

12. Which of the following was the first Indian state to achieve 100 percent literacy?

a) Kerala
b) Goa
c) Karnataka
d) Tamil Nadu

13. Martyr’s day is observed on

a) January 30
b) October 2
c) August 15
d) January 3

14. Which Indian state has the largest population of Scheduled Tribes?

a) UP
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) Orissa

15. The smallest and least populated territory in India is

a) Lakshadweep
b) Pondicherry
c) Daman and Diu
d) Dadra and Nagar Haveli

16. Who was the first woman judge of the Supreme Court of India?

a) Leila Seth
b) Anna Chandi
c) Fatima Bibi
d) Sujata Manohar

17. Who among the following was India’s first acting Prime Minister?

a) Lal Bahadur Shastri
b) BD Jatti
c) Gulzarilal Nanda
d) Indira Gandhi

18. Who was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress?

a) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
b) Indira Gandhi
c) Sarojini Naidu
d) Annie Besant

19. Before India acquired Pondicherry, it was under the control of

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

20. Who is the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court?

a) Fatima Bibi
b) Anna Chandi
c) Leila Seth
d) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

21. The Indian Army is divided into how many commands (divisions)?

a) 11
b) 12
c) 6
d) 8

22. In India, the ‘Urs’ fair is organized in

a) Secunderabad
b) Ajmer
c) Ghaziabad
d) Mirzapur

23. Where in Madhya Pradesh is the Kumbha Mela held?

a) Indore
b) Ratlam
c) Gwalior
d) Ujjain

24. Which of the following is the main festival of Maharashtra?

a) Durga Puja
b) Ganpati Festival
c) Onam
d) Pongal

25. Which of the following is the main festival of Kerala?

a) Diwali
b) Onam
c) Navratri
d) Pongal


1. Aurobindo Ghosh
2. Kurnool
3. Bangalore
4. Kanyakumari
5. Khayal
6. 1957
7. Kerala
8. 1st April
9. Chaitra
10. Falgun
11. Padam
12. Kerala
13. January 30
14. Madhya Pradesh
15. Lakshadweep
16. Fatima Bibi
17. Gulzarilal Nanda
18. Annie Besant
19. French
20. Leila Seth
21. 6
22. Ajmer
23. Ujjain
24. Ganpati Festival
25. Onam

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