General Knowledge Topics For Essay Papers

  1. Analysis
  2. How to approach IFoS-Mains-2015
  3. 2014 IFoS Mains GK Question paper:
    1. History Questions (50m)
    2. Economy Questions (50m)
    3. Environment Questions (50m)
    4. Polity Questions (50m)
    5. IR/Diplomacy Questions (50m)
    6. Science tech/ IT awareness Questions (50m)

Analysis of IFoS Mains GK paper

Bcoz Chest-thumping & Bogus marketing propaganda is essential to survive in any field.

2013 paper2014
Each question worth 8 marks.12.5 marks
40 marks each from History, polity, environment cum geography.50 each from those section
Person in news question askedNot asked.
Polity had mix of theory + current e.g. SC guidelines on acid attacks.3 polity qs. from theory and 1 from current (min gov.max.gov)
unusual topics like TRP rating in India, breaking news,  spot fixingNot asked. This year pretty straight forward paper.
few questions from budget & economic surveysame

How to approach IFoS-Mains-2015

  1. History-Culture any one of the following combo
    1. Tamilnadu Class 11-12 history books +Spectrum
    2. Old NCERT + Spectrum
    3. General Studies Manual
  2. Geography / Environment:
    1. For Theory: (NIOS + NCERTs)
    2. For Current: newspapers.
  3. Polity: M. Laxmikanth for theory + Hindu / Indian express for current affairs
  4. Economy, Budget, Survey, Schemes: yours unfaithfully Mrunal.org/economy
  5. IR/Diplomacy:
    1. For Theory: NIOS Political science or IGNOU PDFs.
    2. For Current: Newspaper + yours unfaithfully Mrunal.org/diplomacy + google because not all IR-bodies covered in theory-books.
  6. Science-Tech: Theory/contemporary: selected google e.g. Nanotech, cryo-tech + current from newspapers.
  7. PIN, Sports, books-awards: should be prepared from magazines & newspapers. Because trend in single exam =insufficient to presume that it won’t be asked in in 2015, given UPSC’s double-bluff back-breakingTM move shown in CSAT-2014.
  8. Self-Notes making and minimum 3 times revision is essential. Otherwise hard to recall points in the exam. Then even in easy questions like Champaran & Chola-art, you’ll end up writing average quality answers.
  9. Newspaper means Hindu / Indianexpress ONLY. Don’t need both. Any one would suffice for IfoS.

2014 Question paper Instructions

  1. Time Allowed: Three Hours  (Maximum Marks : 300)
  2. Each question worth 12.5 marks.
  3. No alternate options given. All questions compulsory.
  4. Attempt of a part/question shall be counted in chronological order. Unless struck off, attempt of a part/question shall be counted even if attempted partly. Any page or portion of the page
  5. Left blank in the Question cum Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off.
  6. Answers must be written in ENGLISH only.

History Questions (50m)

  1. How did Buddhism influence Asoka in decision making and governance?
  2. Discuss the efforts and strategy of Akbar towards social harmony.
  3. Describe the salient features of Chola art.
  4. Assess the importance of Champaran Satyagraha.

Economy Questions (50m)

  1. Discuss the objectives of Prime Minister’s Jan-Dhan Yojana. What challenges do you foresee in its implementation? #Mrunal-Article
  2. What are the reasons for persistent high rate of food inflation in India? #Mrunal-Article
  3. Explain demographic dividend and its relevance to India. #Mrunal-Article
  4. Discuss the recommendations of Rangarajan Panel on the estimates of poverty in India. #Mrunal-Article

Environment Questions (50m)

  1. What do you understand by Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment?
  2. Discuss the causes of the recent devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir. How do they compare with those of Uttarakhand disaster last year?
  3. What do you understand by soil erosion Discuss its causes.
  4. What are wet-lands? Discuss their importance.

Polity Questions (50m)

3 out 4 questions can be solved from Indian Policy by M.Laxmikanth

  1. How is the federal, structure of the Indian Constitution ensured?
  2. Explain the Right of Constitutional Remedies given in the Indian Constitution.
  3. How is a Money Bill different than a Financial Bill?
  4. What do you understand by `minimum government and maximum governance’?

IR/Diplomacy Questions (50m)

  1. Comment on Israel-Palestinian conflict. #Mrunal-Article
  2. Write a note on Indo-Japanese collaboration. #Mrunal-Article
  3. Discuss the role of UNHRC in Indian perspective.
  4. What are the objectives of European Union?

Science tech/ IT awareness Questions (50m)

  1. Comment on ‘Digital India Programme’. #Mrunal-Article
  2. How is Indian mission of Mars different than that of other countries in recent times? #Mrunal-Article
  3. What do you understand by Nano technology? How is it critical in context with food industry?
  4. How is Cryogenics different from Cryonics?

 

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XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2016

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017



XAT General Knowledge past year papers should be a part of each and every student’s library who is serious about XAT GK preparation. It would take hardly one hour to go through past year papers and this one hour would teach you about the kind of stuff that gets asked in the exam. I would strongly recommend to all XAT GK students to please go through this post in details and honestly assess yourself as to how much you would have scored in the actual exam.

XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2013
XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2014
XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2015
XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2016
XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2017

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XAT General Knowledge (GK) Questions from Previous Year Paper of 2016

1) In percentage terms, which Indian state has the highest forest cover?

  •  Madhya Pradesh
  •  Harit Pradesh
  •  Nagaland
  •  Arunachal Pradesh
  •  Jammu and Kashmir

 

2) Meghnad Saha was a famous:

  •  Historian
  •  Economist
  •  Painter
  •  Novelist
  •  Physicist

 

3) Read the following statements:

1. Russia supports President Assad of Syria

2. Saudi Arabia opposes President Assad of Syria

3. Iran supports President Assad.

4. The United States support President Assad.

Which of the following statement is true?

  •  1 and 2 only
  •  1, 2 and 3 only
  •  1, 2, 3 and 4
  •  2 and 3 only
  •  2, 3 and 4 only

 

4) Angus Deation is a famous:

  •  Economist
  •  Physicist
  •  Writer
  •  Historian
  •  Painter

 

5) Which of the following is not a conglomerate?

  •  Reliance
  •  ITC
  •  TCS
  •  Adani
  •  Murugappa

 

6) Which of the following is the closest country to Antarctica?

  •  Argentina
  •  Brazil
  •  South Africa
  •  Australia
  •  New Zealand

 

7) The “New Horizon” was in news in 2015. It refers to:

  • Award winning book
  •  Business Consulting Company
  •  Mission to Pluto
  •  Business Magazine
  • Award Winning Oscar film

 

8) The Isalnds that are under dispute of ownership between Japan and China are:

  •  Osaka Islands
  •  Muntheetu Islands
  •  South China Islands
  •  Senkaku Islands
  •  None of the above

 

9) The Inuit Paradox:

  •  is a place in the article circle in the Greenland.
  •  is that the Inuit eat a lot of fat and hardly any fruits and are still very healthy.
  •  is that the Inuits eat anything that moves but spare the reindeer.
  •  is that the Inuit have very little exposure to the Sun but suffer no deficiency from Vitamin – D
  •  is a Glacier that looks like a circle from a distance but is actually a rectangle.

 

10) Takata Corporation was in the news recently because it:

  •  was involved in airbag recall.
  •  was the chief aide to Shinzo Abe who promised to revive the economy.
  •  was the commander in Chief of the Japanese army accused by critics of war mongering.
  •  was the second largest seller of phones in China
  •  was the name of a band that fuses Japanese and American music.

 

11) Which sea lie to the west of Yemen and Suadi Arabia?

  •  The Gulf of Aden
  • Gulf of Oman
  •  Red Sea
  •  Black Sea
  •  Persian Gulf

 

12) In the budget estimate of 2015-16:

  •  Non-planned expenditure was more than revenue receipts
  •  Revenue receipts were higher than non-planned expenditure
  •  Planned expenditure was higher than Non-planned Expenditure.
  •  Fiscal Deficit was lower than Revenue deficit
  •  Total expenditure was 20% higher than Total Receipts

 

13) Consider the following statements:

1. Sinai is a part of Egypt.

2. Sinai is in Asia.

3. Sinai is in Africa

4. Russian plane was downed in Sinai in November 2015. Which of the above statements are true?

  •  1 and 3 only.
  •  1,2 and 4 only
  •  1,3 and 4 only
  •  2 and 4 only
  •  3 and 4 only

 

14) In 2015, which country was ranked number one “as best place to do business in”?

  •  USA
  •  New Zealand
  •  Singapore
  •  Honk Kong
  •  India

 

15) Perumal Murugan is a(n):

  •  Writer
  •  Painter
  •  Journalist
  •  Actor
  •  Director

 

16) Plasmodium Vivax causes:

  •  Typhoid
  •  Malaria
  •  AIDS
  •  Syphilis
  •  Bird Flu

 

17) Pilatus PC-7 is a(n):

  •  frigate
  •  aircraft carrier
  •  ship
  •  submarine
  •  aircraft

 

18) Which of the following commodity is not rightly matched with its country, if ‘right match’ is considered as one of the top five producers of that commodity?

  • Oat : Russia
  • Wheat : United States
  • Apple : China
  • Carrot : India
  • Rice : Indonesia

 

19) Which of the following countries has the lowest External Debt?

  •  United Kingdom
  •  France
  •  USA
  •  India
  •  China

 

20) Which of the following city is not related to the automobile industry?

  •  Dharwad
  •  Lucknow
  •  Jamshedpur
  •  Pithampur
  •  Itanagar

 

21) Elon Musk is closely associated with:

  •  Google
  •  GM
  •  Volkswagen
  •  Tesla
  •  Apple

 

22) Raspberry PI is a:

  •  computer sized credit card
  •  former name of iMac
  •  credit card sized dessert
  •  credit card swiping machine
  •  credit card sized computer

 

23) Which of the following films is not associated with Christopher Nolan:

  •  Interstellar
  •  Matrix
  •  Memento
  •  Inception
  •  Prestige

 

24) Timbuktu is:

  •  A city in China
  •  A fictional city
  •  A form of expression
  •  A city in Mongolia
  •  A city in Mali

 

25) RuPay is related to:

  •  Rural Payment of Wages office in India
  •  National association for facilitation of Rural Paments
  •  National Payments Corporation of India
  •  Russia Pay, a Russian competitor of Paypal
  •  Rustic Poetry, an Annual Festival held in Jaipur, India

General Knowledge Course for IIFT / XAT / SNAP

a) 50+ Videos on Important Topics
b) Detailed Documents for Current Affairs and Static GK
c) Monthly Updates with sets of questions
d) 5 GK mocks for IIFT and 5 GK mocks for XAT

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XAT General Knowledge (GK) Answers from Previous Year Paper of 2016

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Physicist
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. Economist
  5. TCS
  6. Argentina
  7. Mission to Pluto
  8. Senkaku Islands
  9. is that the Inuit eat a lot of fat and hardly any fruits and are still very healthy.
  10. was involved in airbag recall.
  11. Red Sea
  12. Non-planned expenditure was more than revenue receipts
  13. 1,2 and 4 only
  14. New Zealand
  15. Writer
  16. Malaria
  17. aircraft
  18. Carrot : India
  19. India
  20. Itanagar
  21. Tesla
  22. credit card sized computer
  23. Matrix
  24. A city in Mali
  25. National Payments Corporation of India

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XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2016

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