General Awareness Questions and Answers for RRB JE Exam

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Updated on: October 17th, 2023

General Awareness Questions and Answers for RRB JE Exam have been provided here. Aspirants aspiring to participate in the RRB JE exam should practice the General Awareness questions to score good marks in the RRB JE CBT-1. The RRB JE is one of the prestigious examinations conducted at the central level at various centres. A lot of candidates participate in this exam to be appointed as a Junior Engineer in Railways.

Read on to know the General Awareness Questions and Answers for RRB JE Exam. These questions will help an aspirant in the RRB JE exam.

General Awareness Questions and Answers for RRB JE Exam

Here are some of the most Important General Awareness Questions and Answers for RRB JE Exam.

1.Which engineering institution has designed and booted up India’s first microprocessor ‘Shakti’?

A. IIT Kharagpur
B. IIT Patna
C. IIT Guwahati
D. IIT Madras
E. IIT Kanpur

Answer ||| D

Solution ||| The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IITM) have designed and booted up India’s first microprocessor ‘Shakti’.
An open-source high-level synthesis language ‘Bluespec’ was used in making the chips.
The Shakti microprocessor can be used in low-power wireless systems and networking systems besides reducing reliance on imported microprocessors in communication and defence sectors.

2.In which state, the highest peak of Western Ghats located?

A. Kerala
B. Karnataka
C. Maharastra
D. Goa

Answer ||| A

Solution |||

  • Anaimalai Hills with elevation of 2695 m in Kerala is highest peak of Western Ghats.
  • It is located in Ernakulam district of Kerala.
  • It is the highest point in India south of Himalayas. Thus it is known as Everest of South India.

3.Which article says that a person who voluntarily acquires citizenship of any other country is no longer an Indian citizen?

A. Article 9
B. Article 3
C. Article 7
D. Article 8

Answer ||| A

Solution |||

  • Article 9 of Indian Constitution stipulates that a person who voluntarily acquires citizenship of any other country is no longer an Indian citizen.

4.Which of the following is not a measure of National Income?

A. GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
B. GNP (Gross National Product)
C. NNP (Net National Product)
D. None of the above

Answer ||| D

Solution ||| National income means the value of goods and services produced by a country during a financial year. Thus, it is the net result of all economic activities of any country during a period of one year and is valued in terms of money.
Followings are the measures of National Income-
(A) GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
(B) GNP (Gross National Product)
(C) NDP (Net Domestic Product)
(C) NNP (Net National Product)

5.Total length of Indus River is?

A. 4500Km
B. 2200Km
C. 3200Km
D. 3400Km
E. 2600Km

Answer ||| C

Solution ||| The total length of Indus River is 3200 km.

6.The place located, at the confluence of Alaknanda arid Bhagirathi rivers is

A. Badrinath
B. Rishikesh
C. Rudraprayag
D. Devprayag

Answer ||| D

Solution |||

Devprayag is the place where the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river occurs. But according to Indian mythology, there is another river which is related to this confluence named ‘Saraswati’, which originates from the village of Mana in Badrinath and in Devprayag, the river comes from the feet of Sri Raghunathji at the Raghunath Temple. Hence, Option D is correct.


7.Which of the following is the first State in India formed on the basis of languages?

A. Kerala
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Uttar Pradesh

Answer ||| C

Solution |||

The congress in its Jaipur session appointed a three member committee known as JVP committee after the name of its leaders – Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabh Bhai Patel and Pattabhi Sitaramaya. The committee rejected language as the basis for reorganization of states. Potti Sreeramulu, one of the activists demanding the formation of a Telugu-majority state, died on 16 December 1952 after undertaking a fast-unto-death. This resulted in the creation of the first state on linguistic basis for Telugu speaking people called Andhra State on October 1, 1953. It was later renamed Andhra Pradesh. Therefore, the correct answer is option-C.

8.Joint session of Parliament take place on the order of___

A. Prime Minister
B. President
C. Chief Justice of India
D. None of these

Answer ||| B

Solution ||| Joint Session of Parliament take place on the order of the President of India.
• Article 108 deals with Joint session of Parliament.
• Joint session is presided over by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
• The deadlock over a bill is resolved by majority of the total numbers of the members of both the Houses present and voting.

9.The size of the Legislative Council of a state, in India, cannot be larger in size than:

A. One-third of the size of the Legislative Assembly of that state
B. Half of the size of the Legislative Assembly of that state
C. Two-thirds of the size of the Legislative Assembly of that state
D. Three-fourths of the size of the Legislative Assembly of that state

Answer ||| A

Solution ||| The size of the Legislative Council of an Indian state cannot be more than one-third the membership of the Vidhan Sabha of that state. However, its size cannot be less than 40 members (except in Jammu and Kashmir, where there are 36 by an Act of Parliament.)

10.__________ is the living substance of the cell surrounding the cell membrane, nucleus, and cytoplasm.

A. Nucleoplasm
B. Protoplasm
C. Chromoplasm
D. Chloroplasm

Answer ||| B

Solution ||| Protoplasm is the living substance of the cell surrounding the cell membrane, nucleus, and cytoplasm.

  • Protoplasm generally contains
  1. a) Cytoplasm – the fluid found outside the nuclear membrane.
  2. b) Nucleoplasm- the fluid found inside the nuclear membrane.
  • Protoplasm is thick, translucent fluid composed of lipids, carbohydrates, inorganic salts, and nucleic acids.

11.Who among the following shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with Henri Becquerel for their discoveries in radioactivity?

A. Pierre & Marie Curie
B. Henry Moseley
C. William Crookes
D. None of the above

Answer ||| A

Solution ||| Pierre Curie shared Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel for their discoveries in radioactivity in 1903.

12.The lens of a human eye is a ____ lens and is present behind the ____?

A. Convex, Pupil.
B. Concave, pupil.
C. Convex, iris.
D. Concave, cornea.

Answer ||| A

Solution ||| Lens is present behind the pupil. The lens in the human eye is a convex lens. The size and thickness of the lens change as per the distance of an object.

13.Consider the following statements regarding Qutub Minar:

  1. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. It is completely made of red sandstone.
  3. Its construction was completed by Qutab-ud-din Aibak.

Which among the above given statements is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 only
C. 1 only
D. All of the above

Answer ||| C

Solution ||| The Qutb Minar, also spelled as Qutub Minar and Qutub Minar, is a minaret and victory tower that forms part of the Qutb complex. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of New Delhi, India. Hence statement 1 is correct.

The first three storeys are made of red sandstone. Fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. Hence statement 2 is incorrect.

Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced the construction of the Qutab Minar in 1200 AD, but could only finish the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added three more storeys. In 1369, the fourth story was repaired after lightning struck the minaret. During reconstruction, Sultan Firuz Shah Tughlaq elected to reduce the size of the fourth story and then separated it into two stories. Hence statement 3 is incorrect.

14.Which among the following was/were associated with the tenure of Lord Curzon?

1) Annexation of Sindh

2) Partition of Bengal

3) Third Anglo-Burmese War

Select the correct option-

A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 2 only
C. 2 & 3 only
D. 1 & 3 only

Answer ||| B

Solution |||

* Lord Ellenborough is credited with bringing the Afghan War to an end. During his tenure, Sindh was annexed to the British government. Hence, statement 1 is not correct.

* Administrative measures of Lord Curzon:

* Partition of Bengal. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

* Establishment of Department of Commerce and Industries

* Calcutta Corporation Act

* Ancient Monuments Preservation Act

* Appointments of the police commission under Sir Andrew Frazer

* Appointment of Universities Commission and the passing of the Indian Universities Act

* Lord Dufferin was the Governor General and Viceroy of India from 1884 to 1888.

* Foundation of Indian National Congress by A O Hume in 1885 and Third Anglo- Burmese War of 1885 are two important events of his period. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.

15.A sector between the two longitude lines is known by which of the following name?

A. Belt
B. Gore
C. Timeblock
D. Time box

Answer ||| B

Solution ||| • A Gore is the curved surface between the two longitude lines. Examples are Spherical globes, Parachutes and hot air balloons, Pressure suit.

Importance of General Awareness Questions and Answers for RRB JE

General Awareness is a very important subject from an examination point of view. The RRB JE Computer Based Test 1 consists of five subjects. The list of subjects is as follows: 

  • General Awareness
  • General Intelligence
  • Reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • General Science

From the above subject list, this can be inferred that General Awareness is also a major subject in the RRB CBT-1 which is the initial stage of the RRB JE selection process. Therefore, aspirants must not take the General Awareness subject for granted as it could impact a lot.

RRB JE General Awareness Syllabus

The following are the topics that come under the general awareness section.

RRB JE General Awareness Syllabus

Static GK

General Awareness – Railways

Awards & Honors

Railway Budget


Current Affairs


Indian History

Committees and their Heads


Best General Awareness Books for RRB JE:

RRB JE books for General Awareness consist of the study material provided by the best authors. These books will help you accumulate as much information as possible in little time along with practice questions. Check out the comprehensive RRB JE general awareness booklist below.

Book Name


Lucent G.K

Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul

Arihant General Knowledge

Manohar Pandey

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