The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's premier central recruiting agency. UPSC carries out merit-based selection and recommendation of candidates, through various examinations, to Group A and Group B Services of the Government of India. There are several examinations for candidates who are interested in being recruited for central based deputation and appointment. There is a common general knowledge question paper that involves questions about history, literature, political science, and general affairs. UPSC has recently released the Civil Services 2019 Mains Exam Timetable on their official website https://www.upsc.gov.in/.
The test comprises of three papers with two compulsory papers carrying 200 marks each. Every question attracts a 1/3 penalty for every wrong answer.
Q. Pappu Karki, the popular Kumaoni folk singer has passed away. He was native of which state?
[A] Jammu & Kashmir
[B] Himachal Pradesh
Q. India’s first-ever national police museum will be established in which city?
Q. Shantaram Laxman Naik, who passed away recently, was the former Congress chief of which state?
Q. Where is the Serengeti National Park situated?
Q. Which country’s football team has lifted the 2018 Intercontinental Cup football title?
Q. Which of these is not an asset of the Commercial Bank of India?
[A] Bills' discounts
[B] Loans and advances
Q. Which of the following bank introduced repo rate-linked home loans?
[A] Axis Bank
[B] Canara Bank
[C] State Bank of India
Answer: State Bank of India
Q. 577 India ranks __________ out of 176 countries in the End of Childhood Index.
*A candidate should note that this article is just meant to equip you and help comprehend the kind of GK questions to expect in the exams. The preliminary test will cover a wide range of subjects as part of the examination. Therefore, it is advisable to go through some published resources. This article will guide you through some of the most popular questions that you can refer to as a part of your preparation.