Scholarship Test Key answers English


1) Which country has highest number of working robots?

a) Russia                                b) America

c) Japan                                   d) China


2) a) Devaluation of currency is – reduction in the value of a currency

b) Devaluation of currency is – increase in the value of a currency from above statement which is/are correct.

a) 1 only      b) 1 & 2 both correct

c) 2 only      d) neither 1 nor 2


3) Who among the following was not associated with the art of painting?

a) Abanindranath Tagore

b) Abdul Rahman Chaghatai

c) Nandalal Bose

d) Satish Chandra Mukherji


4) Match List -I with list – II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists.

A) Sachar Committee              1- Anti- Riots-1984

B) Srikrishna Commission 2– Socio-Economic and educational conditions     of Muslims in India.

C) Ranganath Misra               3-Bombay Communal Riots Commission1992

D) Nanvati commission       4-Linguistic and religious Minorities in India

          A       B       C       D

1)       2        3        4        1

2)       2        4        3        1

3)       1        4        3        2

4)       1        3        4        2


5) Which of the following political Parties is/are National political parties.

a) Muslim League

b) Revolutionary Socialist party

c) All India forward Block

d) Peasants and Workers Party of India.

a) 1, 2, and 3                        b) 2 and 4

c) 3 only                               d) None


6) With which one of the following countries India has signed an agreement   under the international Co-operation on Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers.

a) Pakistan                      b) China

c) Bangladesh                d) Nepal



a) The word Minority is not defined in the Constitution of India.

b) The Minorities Commission is not a Constitutional body.

Select the correct sentences__

a) 1 only is true

b) 2 only is true

c) Both the Statements are true

d) Both the Statements are wrong


8) Which is called as pearl of the orient in India?

a) Tamil Nadu                  b) Goa

c) Kerala                             d) Hyderabad


9) Chief Minister of a state holds membership in which of the following bodies.

  1. National Integration Council
  2. National Development Council
  3. Inter- State council
  4. Zonal Council.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below–

a) 2 and 3                                b) 3 & 4

c) 1, 2, 3, 4                              d) 3, 2, 1


10) The term ‘Butterfly Stroke’ is referred to in which sports

a) Tennis                                 b) Volley ball

c) Wrestling                          d) Swimming


11) Consider the following Statements?

  1. Battle of Buxar provided the key to the English to establish their rule in India.
  2. The Treaty of Allahabad, concluded in 1765, enabled the British to establish their rule in Bengal

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only                                              b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2                               d) Neither 1 nor 2


12) Which of the following is the maximum age of joining national pension system (NPS) under the NPS private reason?

a) 55 years                       b) 60 years

c) 65 years                     d) 70 years


13) Which one of the following statement about ancient Indian Mahajanapadas is correct?

a) All Mahajanapadas were oligarchies where power was exercised by a group of

b) All Mahajanapadas were located in eastern India.

c) No army was Maintained by the Mahajanapadas

d) Buddhist and Jain texts list Sixteen Mahajanapadas

14) In a 500 metres race, B starts 45 metres ahead of A, but A wins the race while B is still 35 metres behind. What is.the ratio of the speeds ofA to B assuming that both start at the same time?

a) 25:20         b) 5:3           c) 5:7         d) 25:21


15) A tank is 25m long 12m wide and 6m deep. What is the cost of plastering its walls and bottom at 75 paise per sq.m. ?

a) Rs. 558           b) Rs. 502              c) Rs. 516              d) Rs. 612


16) The diagonal of the floor of a rectangular closet is 7.5 feet. The shorter side of the closet is 4.5 feet. What is the area of the room?

a) 27 sq. ft.           b) 22 sq. ft.            c) 24 sq. ft.            d) 20 sq. ft.

17) A can do a piece of work in 4 hours. A and C together can do it in just 2 hours, while B and C together need 3 hours to finish the same work. B alone can complete the same work in ____ hours.

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


18) A sum money is divided among A, B, C and D in the ratio of 3 : 7 : 9 : 13 respectively. If the share of B is Rs. 4,872 then what will be the total amount of money of A and C together?

a) Rs. 9,784               b) Rs. 6,998             c) Rs. 8,352         d) Rs. 7,456


19) The Vedic Economy was based on

a) Trade and Commerce.

b) Crafts and industries

c) Agriculture and cattle rearing

d) All the above

20) Which one is the vehicle launch called as “working horse” of ISRO?

a) ASLV            b) GSLV               c) SLV              d) PSLV


21) Which statements about Amir Khusro are not true?

a) He was a great poet.

b) He was a great Historian.

c) He wrote poetry in Hindi & Urdu

d) He worked for the Hindu-Muslim Unity.


22) Which of the following waterfalls is called Lushington Falls?

a) Magodu falls                 b) Unchalli falls

c) Gokak falls                    d) Bandaje falls


23) Name the Indian journalist who has won 2020 Pulitzer award in feature                  photography category

a) Dar Yasin

b) Makhtar Khan

c) Channi Anand

d) All of the above


24) Consider the following statements

a) B.G. Tilak founded the Home Rule League in April 1916 in Maharashtra

b) N.C. Kalkar was not associated with Home rule Movements.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only                                              b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2                               d) Neither 1 nor 2


25) Development expenditure of the central government does not include

a) Defense expenditure

b) Expenditure on economic services

c) Expenditure on social and community services

d) Grant to services


26) Sankardeva was a great Bhakti saint of __

a) Bengal                          b) Maharashtra

c) Gujrat                            d) Assam


27) Match the following_

List -I                                     List -II

A. Moplah                           1- Turkey

B. Akali movement        2- Education

C. Kashi Vidya Peeth     3- Punjab

D. Khilafat movement   4- Malabar

       A       B       C       D

a) 4        3        2        1

b) 1         2        3        4

c) 3        2        1        4

d) 2         1        3        4


28) Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given planets in increasing order of their size?

a) Mars – Venus – Earth         – Mercury     – Uranus

b) Mercury – Mars – Venus       – Earth        – Uranus

c) Mercury – Mars – Venus        – Uranus      – Earth

d) Venus – Mercury – Mars          – Earth         – Uranus.


29) The system of issuing and monitoring of money in the market is known as

a) Proportional reserve ratio

b) Fixed reserve ratio

c) Minimum reserve ratio

d) Floating reserve ratio

30) Match list-I with list-II and select the correct answer using the code given__

List -I (Temple)              List-II(Town)

A. Kailashnath                     1.Bhubaneshwar

B. Lingaraj                            2. Khujuraho

C. Kandariya Mahadev   3. Mount Abu

D. Dilwara                              4. Kanchipuram

    A       B       C       D

a) 4      2        1        3

b) 4      1        2        3

c) 3     1        2        4

d) 3    2        1        4


31) Choose the wrong statement regarding Energy pyramid of Ecological pyramid:

a) This pyramid is always downward

b) Energy will decrease from one trophic level to another trophic level

c) Only 10% of energy will transfer from one trophic level to another trophic level

d) Here, producers are found at the lowest trophic level and contains higher amount of energy.

32) Which one of the following island is an Origin of Volcanoes?

a) Reunion Island

b) Andaman and Nicobar Island

c) Lakshadweep islands

d) Maldives


33) Recently Karnataka Government has implemented the ‘Animal Husbandry Scheme’ which is related to

a) Training the farmers for goat farming

b) To inform farmer on the importance or mixed farming practices

c) To provide live stock sick services

d) A and C correct


34) The Nawab of Awadh who permanently transferred his capital from Faizabad to Lucknow was__

a) Safdar Jung

b) Shuja – ud – Daula

c) Asaf -ud- Daula

d) Sadat Khan


35) Match the following_


    List – I                                              List-II

A. Beas Project                          1-Krishna

B. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam     2-Godavari

C. Ukai Project                         3-Bhagirathi

D. Pochampad Project          4-Tapi

E. Tehri Project                      5-Pong Dam


          A       B       C       D       E       

a)    4          1        5        2        3

b)     5         1        4        2        3

c)    5         1        2        4        3

d)     1        4        3        2        5


36) Which Union Ministry launched national GIS enabled land bank system?

a) Ministry of agriculture

b) Ministry of textiles

c) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

d) None of the above


37) Which of the list of cultural – forms and states is not correct matched

A) Bharatanatyam – Tamil Nadu

B) Sattriya – Odissa

C) Kuchipudi – Andra Pradesh

D) Ghoonar – Rajastan


38) While Appointing Lokayukta, the Governor in most of the states consults.

  1. President of India.
  2. Speaker of the Legislative assembly.
  3. Leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly.
  4. Chief Justice of the state High court

a) 1, 2 & 4        b) 1, 4 & 3       c) 3, 4 & 2     d)3 & 4


39) Which of the following Journals were started by Mahatma Gandhi?

1) Young India                2) Indian Opinion                      3) Navajivan


a) 1 and 3               b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2              d) 1, 2 and 3

40) The Medieval Indian Ruler during the times of Akbar who was given the title Vikraramadity was

a) Rana Pratap (Mewar)

b) Sadasiva Raya (Vijayanagar)

c) Raja man Sing (Amber)

d) Hemachandra (Hemu)


41) Which of the following is not a Subtype as Nagara style of temple architecture?

a) Rekha                   b) Phamganna

c) Vallabhi               d) Hoysala


42) Select the major movements related to environmental protection

1) Chipko Movement                                 2) Appiko Movement

3) Non-co operation movement           4) Save the Western Ghats Movement


a) 1 and 2 only                    b) 3 only

c) 1 and 4 only                 d) 1, 2 and 4 only


43) Match the following

Field                                Award

A. Journal                      1. Tony Award

B. Music                         2. Emmy Award

C. Television                3. Grammy Award

D. Theatre                   4. Pulitzer Award


          A       B       C       D

a)       1        2        3        4

b)        2        3        4        1

c)      4        1        2        3

d)       4        3        2        1


44) Match the following

    Bank                                          Slogan

A. Bank of Maharashtra    1. India’s International Bank

B. Canara Bank                     2. One family one bank

C. Bank of Baroda              3. We are changing for you


A       B        C

a) 1       2        3

b) 2      3        1       

c) 3     2        1

d) 2     1        3


45) The Pallava ruler who built the famous Kailash temple at kanchi and the shore temple at Mahabalipuram was___

a) Narsimhavaraman – II

b) Parmeshvaraman – I

c) Mahendra Varman – I

d) Narsimha Varman


46) Life Divine is a book written by

a) Gandhi                                  b) Tagore

c) Radha Krishnan               d) Sri Arbindo

47) With reference to national Bank for agriculture and rural Development           (NABARD), which of the following statements is / are correct?

a) It is a statutory body established regional rural Bank act 1976

b) It supervises co-operative Banks and Regional Banks (RRBs) and helps them develop sound banking practices.

Choose the correct option

a) 1 only                       b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2           d) neither 1 nor 2


48) Match the following with respect to the generations of computer

A. 1st generation                    1. Transistors

B. 2nd generation                  2. Integrated circuits

C. 3rd generation                  3. Artificial intelligence

D. 4th generation                 4. Micro processor

E. 5th generation               5. Vacuum tube

A       B      C        D       E

a) 5       4        2        1        3

b) 5       1        2        3        4

c) 4      3        1        5        2

d) 5     1        2        4        3


49) The WHO has accorded the world no tobacco day award – 2020 to which Indian NGO for its efforts to ban pan masala, guthka, e -cigarettes, and hookah in Bihar and Jharkhand?

a) Agency for non-conventional energy and rural technology

b) Socio-economic and educational development society

c) Kaling Institute of social sciences

d) Child in Need institute


50) Which of the following is naturally available Uranium?

a) 92U235

b) 92U238

c) 92U233

d) 92U234


51) Which state government launched Cyber Crime awareness programme named “E-Raksha Bandhan”

a. Karnataka        b. Kerala

c. Telangana     d. Andra Pradesh


52) What is the 2020 world blood donor day theme?

a) ‘Blood connect us all’

b) ‘Blood donation and universal access to safe blood transfusion’

c) ‘Safe blood far saving monsters’

d) ‘Give blood, Give now, Give after’


53) Who has become the president of Guyana?

a) Mohammad Ali               b) Mohammad Irfan

c) Mohammad Irfan Ali d) Ali Mohammad


54) Consider the following Statements regarding laterite soils of India_

a) Laterite Soils are generally red in Color

b) Laterite Soils are rich in Nitrogen and Potash.

c) Laterite Soils are developed in Rajasthan and U.P

d) Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well in this soil.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 Only                                      b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1 and 4 Only                         d) 1, 2, and 4


55) Who has Authority in regards fundamental Rights enjoyed by the members of armed forces of India.

  1. a) President of India.
  2. b) Parliament of India
  3. c) Arms Forces Themselves
  4. d) Arms Forces Tribunal


56) Human Development Index comprises literacy rates, life expectancy of birth child and ______

a) Gross National product per head in the US dollars

b) Gross Domestic product per head at real purchasing power

c) Gross National product in US Dollars

d) National income per head in US Dollars


57) Rajesh Kumar has been appointed as the chief secretary of which state?

a) Meghalaya                  b) Manipur

c) Mizoram                       d) Nagaland


58) Which one of the following is the reason due to which the wind in the southern hemisphere gets deflected towards its left?

1) Difference in the water masses as northern and Southern hemisphere

2) Temperature and pressure Variations

3) Inclines axis of the Earth

4) Rotation of the Earth


59) Match the following

A. First plan           1) Rapid industrialization

B.  Second plan  2) Community development programme

C.  Third plan     3) Expansion of basic industries

D. Fourth plan    4) Minimum Needs programme

5) Achievement of sufficient and growth with stability

A                 B                  C                  D

a)                 1                  2                  3                  4

b)                 2                  1                  3                  5                 

c)                  2                  1                  3                  4

d)                 2                  1                  4                   5


60) Which of the following is/are not chemical reaction/s?

1) Burning of wood

2) Converting of Milk into curd

3) Evaporation of water during boiling

4) Process of melting of ice into water.


a) 1 and 2

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 3 and 4

d) All the above are the example of chemical reaction.


61) Who gifted the ‘Statue of liberty’ standing off the New York port, to the United States on the First Centenary celebrations of the US?

a) People of New York               b) France

c) Great Britain                            d) Germany


62) What was the contribution of Arnold Spielberg to the Science and Technology, who passed away recently?

a) He developed GE- 225 main frame computer

b) He developed the Indian high speed computer ‘Pradhyush’

c) He established San Diego Super Computer Centre at California

d) Both a and b


63) Consider the following Statements regarding Ozone day?

1) Ozone day is celebrated on Sept 16th every year.

2) In 2000- September 19th, UN General Assembly decided to celebrate the Ozone day

3) It is celebrated to commemorate the date in 1987, on which UN Nations signed the Montreal protocol to protect the Ozone layer.

4) Ozone is made up of 3 oxygen molecules

Choose the correct statements:

a) Only 1                                    b) Only 2 and 3

c) Only 1, 2, and 3                   d) All are correct


64) With reference to the KAVKAZ 2020, consider the following statements

1) It is a multinational tri – services exercise to be conducted in Russia

2) SCO member countries are participating in this exercise

3) India will also participate in this military exercise

Which of the statements given above is / are correct

a) 1 only                            b) 1 and 2 only    

c) 1 and 3 only                d) 1, 2& 3 only

65) Iris ___
1) determines the size of eye ball

2) Is a flat and ring shaped membrane present behind the cornea

3) Determines the color of eyeball

4) Is the main reason for short sightedness

a) Only 1                                      b) Only 1 and 2

c) Only 2 and 3                        d) All of the above


66) Genetically modified crops contains certain modified genetic material due to

  1. Introduction of new DNA
  2. Removal of Existing DNA
  3. Introduction of RNA
  4. Introduction of New traits.

Select the Correct answer using the code given below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2, and 3

c) 3 and 4

d) 1, 2 and 4


67) Which year is declared as International Year of Periodic Table by UN and UNESCO?

a) 2018                b) 2019           c) 2020                  d) 2021


68) Disguised unemployment in India is mainly related to –

  1. Agricultural sector
  2. Rural area
  3. Factory sectors
  4. Urban area

a) 1 and 2                                b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 4                               d) 3 and 4


69) Consider the following statements about Agni-IV

  1. Surface to surface launching missile
  2. It has the capacity of carrying one ton of Nuclear warheads for 7500Kms
  3. It works purely on Liquid propellant
  4. It is developed by DRDO and also called as Agni-II prime.

Choose the correct using below options,

a) 1 & 2                                b) 2 & 3

c) 1, 2 & 4                          d) 1 & 4

70) Who wrote the book named ‘Vishesh: code to win’ ___

a. Vishwanathan Anand               b. Arunima Sinha

c. Mary kom                                       d. Nirupama Yadav


71) Choose the correct one regarding transfer of Genes using recombinant DNA technology

  1. Can be transferred from Animals to plants
  2. Can be transferred from micro organisms to higher organisms
  3. Can be transferred from plants to animals
  4. Can be transferred with the different species of plants

72) Consider the following statements regarding National Water policy.

  1. National Water Policy was accepted in 1987
  2. This policy was updated and implemented in 2002 & 2012
  3. It is prepared and published by Ministry of water resources.
  4. Its main objective is to manage sustainable use of water, water resources program and development.

Choose the wrong statement using below codes,

a) Only 1

b) Only 2 & 4

c) Only 1 & 3

d) All are correct

73) Which one of the following is the cause of long term sea – level change?

a) Atmospheric disturbance

b) Change in Marine Water density

c) Melting of Icebergs

d) Melting of ice sheets

74) Match the following Nuclear Power Plants and their locations.

  1. Kudankulam Nuclear power plant 1. Karnataka
  2. Kaiga Nuclear power plant 2. Maharashtra
  3. Kakrapara Nuclear power plant 3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Tharapur Nuclear power plant 4. Gujarat


A       B        C        D

a) 1        2        3        4

b) 3       1        4        2

c) 2      4         1        3

d) 4     3        2        1

75) Among the causes of inflation can be listed

  1. Slow growth in agricultural output
  2. Increasing non-development expenditure of govt.
  3. Rapid population growth
  4. Rapid growth in costly imports

a) 1 and 2                                b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 2, 3 and 4                  d) 1 and 4 only


76) Match the following

  1. World Forestry day 1. March 3
  2. World Meteorological day 2. March 21
  3. World Wildlife day 3. March 22
  4. World Water day 4. March 23


A       B        C        D

a) 2       4        1        3

b) 1        2        3        4

c) 4        3        2        1

d) 1         2        4        3


77) India became ____ country in Hypersonic Technology after successful testing of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle.

a) 2nd            b) 3rd           c) 4th             d) 5th


78) Primary Volcanic gases are _____

a) Carbon monoxide, Nitrogen, Sulphur monoxide

b) Water vapor, Carbon monoxide, Sulphur monoxide

c) Water vapor, Carbon dioxide, Sulphur dioxide

d) Carbon dioxide, Sulphur dioxide, Nitrogen


79)  ‘Rasa Rathnakara’ was written by Nagarjuna, which is related to __

a) Navarasa                                       b) Literature

c) Pearl and Coral Science        d) Metallurgy


80) Which of the following is wrong regarding Gadgil Committee?

  1. It is also called as Western Ghats Ecological Expert panel
  2. This committee is appointed by ministry of Environment and Forests of India in 2010
  3. This committee recommended that the 64% area of western ghats are declared to be Economical sensitive zone
  4. The Gadgil committee is chaired by Madhav Gadgil and Kasthuri Rangan

81) SAMPRITI is a joint military exercise between_____

  1. India & Nepal
  2. India and Sri Lanka
  3. India & Myanmar
  4. India & Bangladesh

82) A straight line segment is 36 cm long. Points are to be marked on the line from both and end points. From each end, the first point is at a distance of 1 cm from the end, the second point is at a distance of 2 cm from the first point and the third point is at a distance of 3 cm from the second point and so on. If the points on the ends are not counted and the common points are counted as one, what is the number of points?

a) 10           b) 12             c) 14        d) 16


83) A worker reaches his factory 3 minutes late if his speed from his house to the factory is 5 km/hr, if he walks at a speed of 6 km/hr then he reaches the factory 7 minutes early. The distance of the factory from his house is

a) 3 km            b) 4 km

c) 5 km            d) 6 km


Answer the questions 84-86 based on the information provided below

Out of four friends A, B, C and D. A and B play football and cricket. B and C play cricket and hockey. A and D play basketball and football. C and D play hockey and basketball.


84) Who does not play hockey?

a) D          b) C             c) B               d) A


85) Who plays football, basketball and hockey?

a) D            b) C               c) B           d) A


86) Which game do B, C and D play?

a) Basketball                b) Hockey               c) Cricket       d) Football


87) Number 136 is added to 5B7 and the sum obtained is 7A3, where A and B are integers. It is given that 7A3 is exactly divisible by 3. The only possible value of B is

a) 2              b) 5             c) 7              d) 8

88) A circle of 1m radius is drawn inside a square as shown in figure given above. What is the area of the shaded portion (in m2) ?

a) 4-π            b) 1- π/2        c) 1/4 –  π/4              d) 1- π/4

89) A village having a population of 4000 requires 150 litres of water per head per day. It has a tank measuring 20 m x 15 m x 6 m. The water of this tank will last for   

a) 2 days      b) 3 days

c) 4 days      d) 5 days


90) In the S.R. Bommai V/S Union of India case, which one among the following features of the Constitution of India was upheld by the Supreme Court as a basic structure.

a) Liberalism

b) Dignity of the human person

c) Secularism

d) Freedom of religion.


91) Choose the wrong statement regarding ‘Earth hour’:

a) It is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

b) It is a movement to turn off lights for an hour daily

c) It is a movement to raise the awareness about climate change and to save our planet

d) The time to turn off the lights is 8:30pm to 9:30pm

92) Recently, which University identifies the plastic consuming organism in Karnataka?

a) University of Mysuru, Mysuru

b) Central University, Kalaburagi

c) University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

d) Karnataka University, Dharwad


93) Consider the following regarding Chandrayana-2

  1. On 2019, July 22nd it was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center- Sriharikota
  2. Launched with GSLV Mark-III rocket
  3. It consists of Vikram Rover and Pragyan Lander
  4. it was planned to land on south pole of the moon


a) only 1 and 2 are correct

b) only 1 and 3 are correct

c) only 1,2 & 3 are correct

d) only 1,2 & 4 are correct

94) Which of the following statement is not correct?

a) A money bill shall not be introduced in the council of States.

b) The council of States has no power to reject or amend a money bill

c) The council of Minister is responsible to the house of the people and not to the council of States.

d) The house of the people has special Powers with respect to the state list compared to the council of States.


95) The first Donkey Milk Dairy planned to establish in ___

a) Benguluru, Karnataka

b) Hissar, Haryana

c) Pantnagar, Uttarkhand

d) Bidar, Karanataka


96) Bio-carbon Fund initiative for sustainable Forest landscapes is managed by_____

  1. Asian Development Bank
  2. International Monetary Fund
  3. United Nations Environment Program
  4. World bank

97) Which of the following are not Kharif Crops?

  1. a) Bajra and Maize
  2. b) Rice and Jowar
  3. c) Sugarcane and Ground Nut
  4. d) Barley and Mustard


98) Keibul Lamjao National park is the only floating garden in world, which is situated in _____

  1. Sikkim
  2. Manipur
  3. Assam
  4. Arunachal Pradesh


99) The Constitution -73rd Amendment Act 1992 which aims at promoting the Panchayat Raj institutions in Country, Provides for which of the following___

  1. Constitution of District planning committee
  2. State Election Commission to conduct all Panchayath elections.
  3. Establishment of state Finance Commission.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


100) Triple point of water___

1) 0.010C               2) 273.16 K

3) 32.010 F            4) 40 C


a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

b) Only 1 is correct

c) Only 2, 3 and 4 are correct

d) Only 4 is correct