NTSE Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Preparation | Social Studies

Here is a collection of 25 multiple choice expected questions on economics and social studies for NTSE aspirants.

NTSE SAT Social Studies Quiz 8

1. The aim of which Five Year Plan 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

2. Which of the following is the Central bank of India?

a) State Bank of India
b) Reserve bank of India
c) Imperial Bank of India
d) Punjab National bank

3. The Reserve Bank of India came into existence on

a) April 1, 1936
b) January 26, 1894
c) August 15, 1947
d) April 1, 1947

4. Which of the following was the first Indian bank?

a) Bank of Baroda
b) Bank of Hindustan
c) Punjab National Bank
d) State Bank of India

5. In which of the following years was power development initiated in India?

a) 1900
b) 1905
c) 1911
d) 1915

6. How many banks were nationalized in 1969?

a) 10
b) 12
c) 13
d) 14

7. Who was the Prime Minister of India when nationalization of banks took place in 1969?

a) Indira Gandhi
b) Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Lal Bahadur Shastri
d) Morarji Desai

8. At which of the following places was the first hydroelectric power station commissioned?

a) Chambal
b) Damodar
c) Mandi
d) Shivasamudram

9. Garland canal project envisages the conservation of water resources in the country through the construction of

a) dams
b) canals
c) embankments
d) none of these

10. The largest percentage of bonded labour in India belongs to

a) scheduled castes
b) scheduled tribes
c) other backward classes
d) none of these

11. In which of the following year was the mining of coal started in India?

a) 1775
b) 1774
c) 1800
d) 1805

12. Which of the following is India’s biggest dam?

a) Bhakra Nangal
b) Hirakud
c) Farakka
d) Pong Dam

13. On which river is the Pong Dam hydro electric power project built?

a) Ganga
b) Ravi
c) Beas
d) Hughly

14. In India which crop is sown on the largest area?

a) Jowar
b) wheat
c) tobacco
d) rice

15. Bakra Nangal is a joint project of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. On which river is this built?

a) Yamuna
b) Sindhu
c) Sutlej
d) Ravi

16. On which river is the Hirakud dam built?

a) Godavari
b) Kaveri
c) Mahanadi
d) Narmada

17. On which river is the Tehri dam built?

a) Alakananda
b) Bhagirathi
c) Ganga
d) Hooghly

18. Which Indian state leads in the production of rubber?

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

19. Which Indian state tops in the production of gypsum?

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

20. Into how many PIN code zones is India divided?

a) eight
b) seven
c) six
d) nine

21. Which state has the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line?

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

22. Which of the following is the most populous city in India?

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

23. Which Indian state has the lowest percentage of people living below the poverty line?

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

24. Which Indian state has the highest per capita income?

a) Haryana
b) Punjab
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Karnataka

25. Which Indian state stands first in the production of coffee?

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


1. First Five year plan
2. Reserve bank of India
3. April 1, 1936
4. Bank of Hindustan
5. 1900
6. 14
7. Indira Gandhi
8. Shivasamudram
9. canals
10. scheduled tribes
11. 1774
12. Bhakra Nangal
13. Beas
14. rice
15. Sutlej
16. Mahanadi
17. Bhagirathi
18. Kerala
19. Rajasthan
20. eight
21. Orissa
22. Mumbai
23. Punjab
24. Punjab
25. Karnataka

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