100 Must Know NDA GK Questions 2024

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NDA GK Questions

Defence Exams like NDA, AFCAT, CDS, etc give high weightage to the GK section. It is not an exaggeration to say that ignoring a portion of NDA GK Questions can cost you your seat. Because these are the exams where, if you can answer more than a particular cutoff, you are through. 

The NDA GK Questions come from various subjects politics, history, geography, science, current affairs, and economics. Read this blog further to judge your preparation level by trying these Mock NDA GK Questions of each section separately.

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Ancient History Quiz – NDA GK Questions

1. Which emperor founded the Mauryan Empire?

(a) Chandragupta Maurya 

(b)Ashoka the Great

(c)Bindusara Maurya

(d)Asoka’s grandson Dasharatha

2. The Indus Valley Civilization is known for its:

(a)Extensive use of bronze

(b)Elaborate writing system

(c)Advanced city planning 

(d)Mummification rituals

3. Which Buddhist monument in Bihar was built by Ashoka the Great?

(a)Mahabodhi Temple

(b)Sanchi Stupa

(c)Amaravati Stupa

(d)Ajanta Caves

4. The Arthashastra, a famous ancient Indian treatise, deals with:

(a)Religious philosophies

(b)Political science and statecraft 

(c)Ayurvedic medicine

(d)Classical Sanskrit literature

5. The Gupta Empire is considered a “golden age” of Indian history because of its:

(a)Military conquests

(b)Scientific advancements

(c)Artistic and literary achievements

(d)Trade and economic prosperity

6. The Chola dynasty was a maritime power known for its:

(a)Extensive temple construction

(b)Control of the spice trade 

(c)Development of the Nalanda University

(d)Adoption of Jainism

7. Which ancient Indian epic poem tells the story of the Pandavas and Kauravas?

(a) Ramayana

(b) Mahabharata 

(c) Bhagavad Gita

(d) Rigveda

8. The Harappan script remains undeciphered. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

9. The caste system was a rigid social hierarchy in ancient India. True or False?

(a) True

(b) False

10. The Indus Valley Civilization declined sometime around 1900 BCE. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

11. Which Mauryan emperor issued edicts promoting non-violence and compassion?

(a) Chandragupta Maurya

(b) Ashoka the Great 

(c) Bindusara Maurya

(d) Asoka’s grandson Dasharatha

12. The Nalanda University was a renowned center of learning for:

(a) Medicine

(b) Astronomy

(c) Buddhist studies 

(d) Military tactics

13. The Pallavas were a South Indian dynasty known for their:

(a) Rock-cut sculptures

(b) Irrigation systems

(c) Trade with Rome

(d) Vedic rituals

14. The Mughal Empire ruled over India for several centuries, leaving behind a legacy of:

(a) Extensive religious tolerance

(b) Architectural marvels like the Taj Mahal 

(c) Decentralized administration

(d) Strict adherence to traditional Hindu practices

15. The Harshavardhana Empire briefly unified much of North India during the 7th century AD. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

Answer key for Ancient History Quiz

1. (a)2. (c)3. (a)4. (b)5.  (c)
6. (b)7. (b)8. (a)9. (a)10. (b)
11. (b)12.(c)13. (a)14.(b)15. (a)

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Medievel History Quiz – NDA GK Questions

1. The Delhi Sultanate was established by which Turkic dynasty?

(a) Ghaznavids

(b) Ghurids 

(c) Khiljis

(d) Lodis

2. Alauddin Khalji, a sultan known for his military conquests, introduced which innovative taxation system?

(a) Mansabdari

(b) Iqta

(c) Jizya

(d) Doab 

3. The Vijayanagara Empire, a powerful South Indian kingdom, was famous for its:

(a) Strict control over the spice trade

(b) Architectural achievements like Hampi

(c) Patronage of Carnatic music 

(d) Alliance with Mughal emperors

4. Which Mongol ruler invaded India in the 13th century and sacked Delhi?

(a) Genghis Khan

(b) Kublai Khan

(c) Timur (Tamerlane) 

(d) Hulegu

5. The Baburnama is a historical autobiography written by:

(a) Akbar the Great

(b) Jahangir

(c) Bahadur Shah Zafar

(d) Babur 

6. The Mughal Empire reached its peak under which emperor?

(a) Akbar the Great 

(b) Humayun

(c) Shah Jahan

(d) Aurangzeb

7. The Din-i Ilahi, a syncretic religion, was introduced by:

(a) Ashoka the Great

(b) Babur

(c) Akbar the Great 

(d) Aurangzeb

8. The Battle of Panipat in 1526 marked the first Mughal victory in India and the start of their empire. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

9. The Bhakti movement emphasized devotion to personal Gods and challenged the caste system. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

10. The Maratha Empire emerged in western India and posed a major challenge to Mughal rule. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

11. The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built by:

(a) Akbar the Great

(b) Jahangir

(c) Shah Jahan

(d) Aurangzeb

12. The Mughal Empire experienced a decline in the later years due to factors such as:

(a) Weak leadership

(b) Economic instability

(c) Religious conflicts

(d) All of the above 

13. The Deccan Sultanates were a group of five Muslim kingdoms located in South India. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

14. The Satnami sect was a prominent Bhakti movement that emerged among lower castes in North India. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

15. The arrival of European trading companies in the 17th century marked the beginning of a new era in Indian history. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

Answer key for Medievel History Quiz

1. (b)2. (d)3. (c)4. (c)5. (d)
6. (a)7. (c)8. (a)9. (a)10. (a)
11. (c)12.(d)13. (a)14.(a)15. (a)

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Modern History Quiz – NDA GK Questions

1. Which act sparked the Non-Cooperation Movement led by Gandhi?

(a) Rowlatt Act 

(b) Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Act

(c) Government of India Act 1919

(d) Indian Councils Act 1909

2. Who was the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Pakistan?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru

(b) Indira Gandhi 

(c) Morarji Desai

(d) Rajiv Gandhi

3. The Green Revolution significantly increased agricultural production in India. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

4. The Indian Constitution guarantees which fundamental right?

(a) Right to Equality 

(b) Right to Religion

(c) Right to Freedom

(d) Right against Exploitation

5. Who led the Quit India Movement, demanding immediate British withdrawal from India?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi (

(b) Subhash Chandra Bose

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Vallabhbhai Patel

6. Which state played a key role in the Chipko movement, highlighting environmental conservation?

(a) Kerala

(b) Uttarakhand 

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Tamil Nadu

7. The White Revolution aimed to boost milk production in India. True or False?

(a) True

(b) False

8. Which independent nation emerged from the partition of British India in 1947?

(a) Bangladesh 

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Nepal

(d) Myanmar

9. The first Prime Minister of independent India was:

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Jawaharlal Nehru 

(c) Vallabhbhai Patel

(d) Rajendra Prasad

10. The Information Technology revolution significantly impacted the Indian economy in recent decades. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

11. Which Indian scientist led the development of the country’s nuclear program?

(a) Homi J. Bhabha 

(c) Vikram Sarabhai

(b) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

(d) C. V. Raman

12. The Naxalite movement is a Maoist-inspired insurgency in which Indian state?

(a)Andhra Pradesh 

(b)West Bengal

(c)Uttar Pradesh


13. The Kashmir conflict remains a major challenge in India-Pakistan relations. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

14. India’s space program has achieved success with missions like Chandrayaan-1 and Gaganyaan. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

15. Which city hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a major international sporting event hosted by India?

(a) Mumbai

(b) Chennai

(c) Kolkata

(d) Delhi 

Answer key for Modern History Quiz

1. (a)2. (b)3. (a)4. (a)5. (a)
6. (b)7. (a)8. (a)9. (b)10. (a)
11. (a)12.(a)13. (a)14.(a)15. (d)

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Science and Technology Quiz – NDA GK Questions

1. Which planet in our solar system has the thickest atmosphere?

(a) Venus 

(b) Mars

(c) Earth

(d) Jupiter

2. The process by which plants convert sunlight into energy is called:

(a) Photosynthesis 

(b) Cellular respiration

(c) Mitosis

(d) Meiosis

3. The basic unit of life is the:

(a) Atom

(b) Molecule

(c) Cell 

(d) Tissue

4. The scientific name for the common cold is:

(a) Rhinitis

(b) Coronavirus 

(c) Influenza

(d) Rhinovirus

5. The internet was invented by:

(a) Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn 

(b) Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

(c) Bill Gates and Paul Allen

(d) Larry Page and Sergey Brin

6. What is the largest living organism on Earth?

(a) A blue whale

(b) A giant sequoia tree 

(c) A honey fungus

(d) A giant squid

7. The theory of relativity was proposed by:

(a) Isaac Newton

(b) Albert Einstein 

(c) Marie Curie

(d) Galileo Galilei

8. Which element makes up the majority of the Earth’s atmosphere?

(a) Oxygen 

(b) Nitrogen

(c) Carbon dioxide

(d) Argon

9. The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom is called:

(a) Fission 

(b) Fusion

(c) Oxidation

(d) Reduction

10. Which vaccine was the first to be developed for COVID-19?

(a) Pfizer-BioNTech 

(b) Moderna

(c) AstraZeneca

(d) Johnson & Johnson

11. Artificial intelligence (AI) is now used in applications like:

(a) Facial recognition

(b) Self-driving cars

(c) Medical diagnosis

(d) All of the above 

12. The element gold is found on the periodic table with the symbol:

(a) Au 

(b) Fe

(c) H

(d) He

13. The greenhouse effect is caused by the presence of:

(a) Oxygen

(b) Nitrogen

(c) Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide 

(d) Helium

14. Renewable energy sources like solar and wind power are considered important for combating climate change. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

15. The first human to walk on the moon was:

(a) Neil Armstrong

(b) Buzz Aldrin

(c) Alan Shepard

(d) Yuri Gagarin

Answer key for Science and Technology Quiz

1. (a)2. (a)3. (c)4. (b)5. (a)
6. (c)7. (b)8. (a)9. (a)10. (a)
11. (d)12.(a)13. (c)14.(a)15. (a)

Geography Quiz – NDA GK Questions

1. Which continent is the largest by land area?

(a) Asia 

(b) Africa

(c) North America

(d) South America

2. The highest mountain in the world is:

(a) Mount Everest 

(b) K2

(c) Mount Kilimanjaro

(d) Mount Fuji

3. The Amazon rainforest is located in which continent?

(a) South America 

(b) Central America

(c) North America

(d) Africa

4. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

5. Which city is known as the “Venice of the East”?

(a) Bangkok, Thailand

(b) Udaipur, India

(c) Amsterdam, Netherlands

(d) Venice, Italy

6. The longest river in the world is:

(a) The Nile 

(b) The Amazon

(c) The Yangtze

(d) The Mississippi

7. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. True or False?

(a) True

(b) False

8. Which country is known as the “Land of the Midnight Sun”?

(a) Iceland 

(b) Norway

(c) Finland

(d) Greenland

9. The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

10. The Grand Canyon is a massive canyon carved by the Colorado River in which US state?

(a) Arizona

(b) Utah

(c) Nevada

(d) New Mexico

11. The Gobi Desert is the largest in Asia. True or False?

(a) True 

(b) False

12. Mount Fuji is an iconic volcano located in which country?

(a) China

(b) Korea

(c) Japan 

(d) Vietnam

13. The Panama Canal connects which two oceans?

(a) Atlantic and Pacific 

(b) Pacific and Indian

(c) Atlantic and Arctic

(d) Indian and Arctic

14. The largest island in the world is:

(a) Greenland 

(b) New Guinea

(c) Borneo

(d) Madagascar

15. The equator divides the Earth into which two hemispheres?

(a) Northern and Southern 

(b) Eastern and Western

(c) Land and Water

(d) Tropical and Temperate

Answer key for Geography Quiz

1. (a)2. (a)3. (a)4. (d)5. (d)
6. (a)7. (a)8. (a)9. (a)10. (a)
11. (a)12.(c)13. (a)14.(a)15. (a)

Political Science Quiz – NDA GK Questions

1. The separation of powers is a concept aimed at

(a) Concentrating power in the executive branch

(b) Balancing power between different branches of government 

(c) Granting absolute power to the judiciary

(d) Limiting the role of citizens in politics

2. In a democracy, the ultimate source of power lies with

(a) The military

(b) The ruling party

(c) The electorate 

(d) The monarch

3. Which system of government combines elements of democracy and monarchy?

(a) Republic 

(b) Dictatorship

(c) Totalitarianism

(d) Direct democracy

4. The term “sovereignty” refers to:

(a) The power to tax citizens

(b) The right to vote in elections

(c) The supreme authority within a state 

(d) The control of the media

5. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlines:

(a) The specific responsibilities of individual countries

(b) Fundamental rights and freedoms that should be protected 

(c) The rules of international trade

(d) The structure of the United Nations

6. Which political ideology emphasizes individual liberty and limited government intervention in the economy?

(a) Socialism

(b) Communism

(c) Libertarianism

(d) Conservatism

7. The principle of “checks and balances” helps to prevent which of the following?

(a) Political apathy

(b) Corruption

(c) Abuse of power 

(d) Economic inequality

8. Which form of government directly involves citizens in decision-making through voting on every law?

(a) Representative democracy

(b) Indirect democracy

(c) Direct democracy

(d) Constitutional monarchy

9. The idea of a social contract suggests that:

(a) The government is all-powerful and citizens have no rights

(b) Citizens give up some freedoms in exchange for security and benefits from the government.

(c) The government should provide no services to its citizens

(d) Citizens have no obligation to obey the law

10. The term “non-state actor” refers to:

(a) Elected officials

(b) Groups or individuals that influence politics but are not part of the formal government structure 

(c) Private businesses

(d) Military personnel

11. The principle of minority rights aims to:

(a) Ensure that the majority can always impose its will

(b) Protect the rights of minority groups from discrimination 

(c) Give special privileges to certain groups

(d) Eliminate all cultural differences

12. The term “civil society” refers to

(a) The government and its institutions

(b) Non-governmental organizations and social movements 

(c) Religious organizations

(d) Business corporations

13. The principle of federalism divides power between

(a) The national and local governments 

(b) The executive and legislative branches

(c) The majority and minority parties

(d) Citizens and the government

14. The United Nations Security Council has permanent members with veto power. Which countries are they?

(a) The United States, China, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom 

(b) The five countries with the largest economies

(c) The countries that won World War II

(d) The countries that contributed the most money to the UN

15. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is involved in:

(a) Regulating international trade

(b) Promoting peace and security

(c) Providing financial assistance to struggling countries 

(d) Protecting human rights

Answer key for Political Science Quiz

1. (b)2. (c)3. (a)4. (c)5. (b)
6. (c)7. (c)8. (c)9. (b)10. (b)
11. (b)12.(b)13. (a)14.(a)15. (c)

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