GK Questions for SSC CGL

General Knowledge (GK) is a crucial component of the SSC CGL exam, particularly in the General Awareness section. Here are some sample GK questions that cover a variety of topics relevant to the SSC CGL exam:


  1. Who was the first Governor-General of India?
    • (a) Lord Dalhousie
    • (b) Lord William Bentinck
    • (c) Warren Hastings
    • (d) Lord Canning

    Answer: (b) Lord William Bentinck

  2. Which movement was started by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942?
    • (a) Non-Cooperation Movement
    • (b) Civil Disobedience Movement
    • (c) Quit India Movement
    • (d) Swadeshi Movement

    Answer: (c) Quit India Movement


  1. Which is the longest river in India?
    • (a) Ganges
    • (b) Brahmaputra
    • (c) Yamuna
    • (d) Godavari

    Answer: (a) Ganges

  2. What is the capital of Australia?
    • (a) Sydney
    • (b) Melbourne
    • (c) Canberra
    • (d) Perth

    Answer: (c) Canberra


  1. Who is known as the Father of the Indian Constitution?
    • (a) Jawaharlal Nehru
    • (b) B.R. Ambedkar
    • (c) Mahatma Gandhi
    • (d) Sardar Patel

    Answer: (b) B.R. Ambedkar

  2. How many Fundamental Rights are there in the Indian Constitution?
    • (a) 6
    • (b) 7
    • (c) 8
    • (d) 9

    Answer: (a) 6


  1. What is the main objective of the ‘Make in India’ initiative?
    • (a) To boost foreign direct investment (FDI)
    • (b) To increase the GDP growth rate
    • (c) To encourage companies to manufacture their products in India
    • (d) To improve infrastructure

    Answer: (c) To encourage companies to manufacture their products in India

  2. Who is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
    • (a) Raghuram Rajan
    • (b) Urjit Patel
    • (c) Shaktikanta Das
    • (d) D. Subbarao

    Answer: (c) Shaktikanta Das


  1. What is the chemical symbol for gold?
    • (a) Au
    • (b) Ag
    • (c) Pb
    • (d) Hg

    Answer: (a) Au

  2. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?
    • (a) Earth
    • (b) Mars
    • (c) Jupiter
    • (d) Saturn

    Answer: (b) Mars

Current Affairs

  1. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2023?
    • (a) Abiy Ahmed
    • (b) Nadia Murad
    • (c) Maria Ressa
    • (d) To be updated as per the latest information

    Answer: (d) To be updated as per the latest information

  2. Which country will host the 2024 Summer Olympics?
    • (a) Japan
    • (b) USA
    • (c) France
    • (d) China

    Answer: (c) France


  1. Who wrote the national anthem of India?
    • (a) Rabindranath Tagore
    • (b) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
    • (c) Subramania Bharati
    • (d) Sarojini Naidu

    Answer: (a) Rabindranath Tagore

  2. Which Indian state is known for the classical dance form Kathakali?
    • (a) Tamil Nadu
    • (b) Karnataka
    • (c) Kerala
    • (d) Andhra Pradesh

    Answer: (c) Kerala


  1. Who is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal?
    • (a) P.V. Sindhu
    • (b) Saina Nehwal
    • (c) Mary Kom
    • (d) Sakshi Malik

    Answer: (a) P.V. Sindhu

  2. Which country won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?
    • (a) India
    • (b) Australia
    • (c) England
    • (d) New Zealand

    Answer: (c) England

Practice Problems

Here are a few more practice questions:

  1. Who was the first Indian to win a Nobel Prize?
  2. Which is the highest peak in India?
  3. When is World Environment Day celebrated?
  4. What is the full form of GST?
  5. Who discovered penicillin?
  6. Which state in India has the highest population?

These questions cover a wide range of topics, ensuring a comprehensive preparation for the General Awareness section of the SSC CGL exam. Regular practice and staying updated with current affairs will help you score well in this section.

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