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60+ Important General Knowledge (GK) Questions and Answers

Here we have given 60+ important General Knowledge (GK) questions and answers for all competitive exams, I hope it will help you in your exam's preparation.

1. Whom did Mahatma Gandhi regard as his heir? 
A:- Jawaharlal Nehru. 

2. Who presided over the first session of the Indian National Congress?
A:- W. C. Banerjee

3. Who helped the British in their policy of "divided at imperial".
A:- Aga Khan, M. A. Jinnah, Sir Syed Ahmed

4. Prime Minister in India is_____ .
A:- Head of the Government 

5. Why is India called a Republic? 
A:- The head of the state is elected by the people 

6. The Supreme Court of India is located at _. 
A:- New Delhi

7. After the failure of which incident was the Quit India campaign launched by the Indian National Congress? 
A:- Cripps Mission 

8. Who was Aurobindo Ghosh? 
A:- A yogi, A political leader, A great writer, and poet 

9. Name the Congress leaders who passed the Indian Civil Services Examination? 
A:- Aurobindo Ghosh & Subhas Chandra Bose 

10. Who coined the slogan “Delhi Chalo"?  
A:- Subhas Chandra Bose 

11. Who was the leader of the 'Quit India Movement'? 
A:- Mahatma Gandhi 

12. When did India become free from British rule?
A:- August 15, 1947 

13. Why did Mahatma Gandhi undertake 'fasts'? 
A:- For self-purification 

14. Who was the Prime Minister of England when India attained independence? 
A:- Clement Attlee 

15. During whose rule was the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly held? 
A:- Lord Wavell

16. During whose period was the Congress resolution for the complete independence passed?
A:- Lord Irwin

17. Which Indian Nawab was defeated in the battle of Plassey? 
A:- Siraj-Ud-Daula

18. Who among the following was called as “Father of Indian Renaissance"? 
A:- Raja Ram Mohan Roy 

19. Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in. 
A:- 1896

20. The Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by 
A:- Lord Dalhousie

21. Who gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad? 
A:- Iqbal

22. Who said, "I, therefore, want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn if it can be had”? 
A:- Mahatma Gandhi 

23. The Chauri-chaura incident (during Non-cooperation Movement) relates to 
A:- the burning of a police post by a mob

24. The Montague-Chelmsford Report formed the basis of 
A:- the Government of India Act, 1919

25. Mahatma Gandhi gave the call ‘ Do or Die' during the
A:- Quit India Movement 

26. Who opposed Mahatma Gandhi's association with the Khilafat movement? 
A:- Mohammed Ali Jinnah 

27. In the history of the freedom movement of India, the year 1930 is associated with  
A:- Dandi March  

28. Who headed the Cabinet Mission?
A:- Lord Pethick Lawrence 

29. The Indian National Army (I.N.A.) came into existence in 
A:- Burma

30. Pitt's India Act was passed in 
A:- 1784 AD

31. In which movement did Mahatma Gandhi make the first use of hunger strike as a weapon? 
A:- Ahmedabad strike, 1918

32. _____ gave Vallabh Bhai Patel the title of 'Sardar'. 
A:- M.K. Gandhi 

33. When was the Cabinet Mission Plan proposed? 
A:- 1946 A.D.

34. When was the Gandhi-Irwin Pact signed? 
A:- 1931.

35. The period between 1919 and 1947 might be christened as
A:- Gandhian Era 

36. When was Mahatma Gandhi born?
A:- October 2, 1867 

37. When did Mahatma Gandhi assume the leadership of the Indian National Movement? 
A:- 1918

38. Azad Hind Fauj was formed in 
A:- 1943 

39. When did Lord Mountbatten become the Viceroy of India? 
A:- March 1947

40. _____ was the first martyr of the 1857 War of Independence. 
A:- Mangal Pandey

41. The special constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir is that 
A:- It has its own Constitution 

42. Who presided over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India? 
A:- Sachidanand Sinha 

43. How many High Courts are there in India?
A:- 21

44. Who was the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha?
A:- G. V. Mavlankar

45. Whose father also became President of the Indian National Congress? 
A:- Jawaharlal Nehru 

46. When was the first session of the Indian National Congress held? 
A:- December 27, 1885  

47. The first session of the Indian National Congress was held at
A:- Bombay 

48. Total number of members in a Legislative Council should not exceed that of a Legislative Assembly by 
A:- 1/3 

49. Which Fundamental Right was described by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as 'The Heart and Soul of the Indian Constitution'?
A:- Right to Constitutional Remedies 

50. Are the Directive Principles of State Policy enforceable in the courts? 
A:- No 

51. The founder of the Deccan Educational Society was____ 
A:- M.G. Ranade

52. In which year was Bengal partitioned?
A:- 1905 

53. Who demanded a separate state for Muslims?  
A:- M.A. Jinnah 

54. What is the term of the Rajya Sabha? 
A:- Permanency 

55. Who was the first woman Governor of a state in free India? 
A:- Mrs. Sarojini Naidu 

56. Which is the final authority for establishing a new state in India? 
A:- President

57. To which post does the President appoint the leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha?
A:- Prime Minister of India 

58. The Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India was - 
A:- Added by the 1st Amendment

59. 44th amendment of the Constitution deals with only 
A:- Abolition of Right to Property as a Fundamental Right 

60. When was the Indian Constitution amended for the first time? 
A:- 1951

61. _______ is a source of income to the Gram Panchayats? 
A:- Sales tax 

62. The ratio between length and breadth of Indian National Flag is
A:- 3:2

63. Which country has the lengthiest Constitution? 
A:- India 

64. From which date did the Constitution of India come into force? 
A:- 26th January 1950

65. What is the tenure of the President of India? 
A:- 5 years

66. How many members are nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President of India? 
A:- 12


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