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What To Expect In GK Tests

MARCH 19, 2013

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What To Expect In GK Tests

 What To Expect In GK Tests


What is GK : General Knowledge?

Most competitive tests for admissions and recruitments in India contain English, General Knowledge or GK, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.  Some other names given to this segment are General Awareness, Current Affairs, General Studies and Environmental Sensitivity, Business GK. GK questions can be on a vast variety of topics e.g. History, Science, Polity, Sports, Geography, Economy, Business, World GK question and Current Affairs.   Almost always, these questions are based on multiple choice, objective type GK questions. Those qualifying in these tests are normally invited for Personal Interviews which also feature interview general knowledge questions and answers. In many school boards also, GK has become a standard part of the syllabus and even GK Olympiad is being held to select promising students. Such Olympiads having MCQ GK questions are becoming very popular these days. Therefore for today, GK question is going to be the focus of our discussion here.



Several MBA Admission Tests like the IIFT, IRMA and CMAT also feature a GK question and answer segment, which carries significant weightage and can be crucial in deciding the rank of a student. The GK for IIFT is mostly based on awareness of current business and economy especially budget, new policies, launches, appointments, resignations etc. The IIFT GK material is not available in a book form which can be easily used by a student. Instead, most such questions are easily available on GKmine.com, which is a specialized website for GK for such exams. GKMine.com features the latest GK questions which are thoroughly verified and updated. The duly solved general knowledge questions, taken from our vast GK question bank, contain GK Practice Test, exam-specific GK Mock Test and Area-Wise GK Paper. For example, GK for SSC has a different coverage from the GK for PO exams. Accordingly, the online GK practice questions and the GK worksheets are different for each exam.



These general studies questions with answers are constantly updated so as to reflect the latest trends in different tests. Apart from these GK test papers, you can easily test your preparation level with our online GK exam, which gives you instant feedback along with detailed solutions to each question of GK with answer. Each such GK question paper is prepared by experts having decades of experience in the line. To provide ample practice to the candidates, GK sample papers are given on the website to help them evaluate their preparation level so that they can remedy their problem areas in time. Such practice with online questions and answers has gained importance because almost many such tests plan to go online in the near future. If you are not going to take a general knowledge test but want simple quiz questions to prepare for a GK quiz in your school, college or university, GKmine.com is a handy source for all your needs. A GK quiz may feature trivia, politics, movies, entertainment, sports and even computer GK question. Similarly, though science quiz questions are pretty common in school-level GK contests, a Science Quiz will contain only science quiz questions and answers. For GK of science, all such quiz questios are already covered on the website. As usual, each GK question is followed by a detailed solution.




In this segment on general awareness for competitive exams, Current Affairs is becoming a very important component. In fact, no test on general knowledge is complete without some current affairs questions. For instance, if you plan to take a test in 2013, you should be ready to solve all question answer of Current Affairs 2012. The current events for competitive exam preparation typically relate to sports, politics, economy, science, technology, books, awards, prizes, visits during the last 12 months.  A current GK question may also ask you about the details of the topic in question. So it makes sense to absorb the minor points when you study.



Some state-level administrative services exams also feature specific GK related to that state. For instance, if you are appearing for the Rajasthan Administrative Services Exam, you should expect a good number of questions on GK of Rajasthan. For example, a typical Rajasthan GK question could ask you about the tribes, folk dances or the mineral wealth in Rajasthan. For more details, you may refer to www.rajasthangk.com. The Rajsthan GK coverage will also extend to Rajasthan Current GK. Though Current GK Rajasthan is not a major part of the test, any test on Rajasthan GK is likely to have these questions.



Similarly, the TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) exams are likely to have Tamil GK questions and the Haryana Public Service Commission’s HCS exam is likely to have Haryana GK related to the respective state.  To solve such PSC question and answers, the candidate would be well advised to know about the latest policies, programmes, socio-economic changes related to the particular state. Such PSC (Public Service Commission) exams in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh also feature state-based GK questions and answers. To answer all such competitive exam question and answers, going through the history, culture, politics, economy and geography of the state is strongly recommended.



Obviously, in contrast, the Preliminary Test for recruitment to IAS does not feature state-specific questions at all. All IAS questions and answers involve a much more thorough coverage of national and international matters. Anybody looking for material to prepare for the GK for IAS would be best advised to refer to the books published on different school topics by the NCERT (for Class VI -X). Such exam




GK preparation is not a question of GK only, rather a GK exam is a great way of staying in touch with the world around you. Solving previous years IAS GK questions is an excellent way to get familiar with the style and the scope of the test. You may find several IAS GK quiz questions, but you need to be careful about their sources and accuracy.




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