XAT 2017 General Knowledge & Essay Paper

XAT Papers

Section 1: General Knowledge

1. In which of the following countries is Tamil an official language?

(1) Andaman (2) Burma (3) Sri lanka
(4) Singapore (5) Both C & D above

2. The International Court of Justice is located in:

(1) Geneva (2) The Hague (3) Munich
(4) New York (5) Washington DC

3. Which of the following countries is not a member of SAARC?

(1) Bhutan (2) Myanmar (3) Bangladesh
(4) Nepal (5) The Maldives

4. Which of the following institutions are related to the Bretton Woods Agreement?

(1) International Labour Organization (2) International Monetary Fund
(3) World bank (4) World Trade Organization
(5) Both B & C

5. In India, February 28th is celebrated as:

(1) Army Day (2) International Yoga Day
(3) National Integration Day (4) National Science Day
(5) Sadbhavana Divas

6. Barak 8 is:

(1) The 8th president of USA.
(2) A surface-to-air missile jointly developed by India and Israel.
(3) A total of 8 mines of Coal and Iron Ore in Barakar, near Jharkhand
(4) 8 villages, where only renewable energy is used, at the bank of Barak River, South Assam.
(5) Eight tribes, all living in Barak Valley of Assam.

7. Which of the following is the oldest mountain range?

(1) Himalaya (2) Nilgiri Hills (3) Satpuras
(4) Karakoram (5) Aravalis

8. The words “Satyameva Jayate”, inscribed on Indain currency are taken from :

(1) Mahabharat (2) Mundak Upanished (3) Rigveda
(4) Shakuntala (5) A passage to India

9. Who directed the Oscar winning film “Gandhi”?

(1) Ben Kingsley (2) Richard Attenborough (3) David Lean
(4) Ritwik Ghatak (5) Frank Darabont

10. Which of the following options is a MISMATCH?

(1) Andersen Consulting :: Accenture (2) Isis Chocolates :: Libeert
(3) Brad’s Drink :: Pepsi (4) Quantum Computer Services :: AOL Inc.
(5) BearingPoint :: KPMG Consulting Inc.

11. Which of the following companies is listed in the Fortune Global 500 Companies, in 2016?

(1) GAIL (India) Limited (2) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)
(3) Patanjali (4) Rajesh Exports
(5) Tata Consultancy Services

12. Which of the following brands is NOT currently owned by an Indian company?

(1) Allen Solly (2) Dettol (3) La Opala
(4) Monte Carlo (5) Royal Enfiel

13. Some of the famous battles are listed below:
1. The Battle of Cajamarca
2. The Battle of Huai-Hai
3. The Battle of Plassey
4. The Battle of Stalingrad
5. The Battle of Waterloo
6. The Battle of Yorktown
Which of the following is the correct chronological order of the above battles?

(1) 1-2-3-4-5-6 (2) 1-2-6-3-5-4 (3) 1-3-6-5-4-2
(4) 2-1-3-6-4-5 (5) 2-6-1-3-4-5

14. Which of the followings is a WRONG combination?

(1) Maldives – Maldivian Rupee (2) Bangladesh – Bangladesh Taka
(3) Bhutan – Bhutanese Ngultrum (4) East Timor – U.S. Dollar
(5) Indonesia – Indonesian Rupiah

15. Which of the followings is a WRONG combination?

(1) Willis Haviland Carrier – Microwave compatible Tiffin Carrier
(2) Alexander Bell - Telephone
(3) Alfred nobel - Dynamic
(4) Elisha Graves Otis – Safety Elevator
(5) John Boyd Dunlop – Pneumatic Tyre

16. Which of the following banks is recently in the news because its employees opened additional relationship accounts without its customer’s permission?

(1) Citibank (2) HSBC (3) Standard Chartered
(4) Wells Fargo (5) Bank of Nova Scotia

17. Which of the followings is in the outemost reaches of the solar system?

(1) Orion Nebula (2) Andromeda Galaxy (3) Oort Cloud
(4) Asteroid belt (5) Interstellar wormhole

18. Which Cult Television series celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016?

(1) Frasier (2) That 70’s Show (3) Veep
(4) Star Trek (5) Buniyaad

19. Bogota, Lima and Quito are the captials of :

(1) Colombia, Peru and Ecuador respectively.
(2) Warsaw, Madrid and Montevideo respectively.
(3) Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina respectively.
(4) Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe respectively.
(5) None of the above

20. The Yazidis are:

(1) Mythological creatures in the Bible
(2) Mystery creatures sighted in the Greenland
(3) Ethnic and religious minority in Iraq
(4) Members of a Islamic sect in Hungary
(5) Ethnic and religious minority in Pakistan

21. Where is Hadrian’s Wall located?

(1) China (2) Afghanistan (3) Rome
(4) England (5) Ladakh

22. Which of the following animals’ conversation status was changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by WWF recently?

(1) Giant Panda (2) Tigers (3) Orangutan
(4) Asian Elephant (5) Blue Whale

23. In which of the following countries, both the Tropic of Capricorn and Equator pass through?

(1) Brazil (2) Argentina (3) Peru
(4) Chile (5) Venezuela

24. Which of the following novelists has won the Booker Prize?

(1) Ruskin Bond (2) R. K. Narayan (3) Amitav Gosh
(4) Anita Desai (5) Kiran Desai

25. Rodrigo Duterte is associated with which of the following nations?

(1) USA (2) Russia (3) Philippines
(4) Indonesia (5) Vietnam

Section 2: Essay

Write an essay on the following topic in the space provided on the backside of the OMR sheet:

Globalization and Jingoism always coexist!