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BREAKING NEWS: SSC CHSL EXAM 2016, will be conducted Online

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BREAKING NEWS: SSC CHSL EXAM 2016, will be conducted Online

Dear Aspirants,
SSC 10+2 Level exam (CHSLE) 2016 exam pattern has been changed, New SSC CHSLE exam will be online, Offline OMR based exam has been discontinued.

Official Notification has been issued.

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(Download) SSC CHSL (10+2) Exam Paper - 2015 (Morning Session) "held on 20-12-2015"

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(Download) SSC CHSL (10+2) Exam Paper - 2015 (Morning Session) "held on 20-12-2015"

Exam Name: SSC CHSLE (10+2)

Year: 2015

Session: Morning

Exam Date: 20-12-2015

Booklet No: 9115800

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Important Deserts)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Important Deserts) 

  • Sahara
N. Africa (Includes the Libyan and the Nubian Desert)
  • Australian
Australia (Includes Gibson, Simpson, Victorian, Great Sandy)
  • Arabian
Arab Countries (Includes Rub-al-Khali and An-Nafad of S. Arabia and Dast-e-Lut and Dast-e-Kavir of Iran)
  • Kalahari
Africa (mainly in Botswana)
  • Gobi
Mongolia
  • Atacama
Central Chile
  • Patagonian
Argentina
  • Takla Makan
Sinkiang, China
  • Karakum
Turkmenistan
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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Major Mountain Peaks of the World)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Major Mountain Peaks of the World)

Mountain Location Peaks

Location Heights (m)

Heights (m)

Mountain Peaks

Everest Nepal 8,852 Cho Oyu
Nepal 8,153    
K2 (Godwin Austin)  India 8,611 Nanga
Parbat India 8,126  
Kanchanjanga India 8,598 Hidden 
Peak India 8,068  
Makalu Nepal-China 8,481 Annapurna
Nepal 8,078    
Dhaulagiri Nepal   8,172
Nandadevi India 7,813  
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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Oceans of the World)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Oceans of the World)

Names

Area (sq. km.)

Greatest Depth

  • Pacific

166,240000 Mariana Trench
  • Atlantic

86.560000 Puerto Rico Trench
  • Indian

73430000 Java Trench
  • Arctic

13230000
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E-Book for General Knowledge Notes for SSC CGL

E-Book for General Knowledge Notes for SSC CGL

Subject : General Knowledge

Dear Aspirants,

We are providing topic wise Practice Questions for you reference. This will help you to understand the exam pattern.

Best of Luck! (SSCPORTAL.IN Team)

Table of Contents:

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Important Lakes of the World)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Important Lakes of the World)

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Major Lakes of the World)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Major Lakes of the World) 

  • Places
Rivers/Lakes
  • Vancouver (Canada)
R. Fraser
  • Qyuebec (Canada)
R. St. Lawrence
  • Hamiliton (Canada)
L. Ontario
  • Kingston (Canada)
R. St. Lawrence, L. Ontak
  • Largest Lake
Caspian Sea
  • Highest lake
Lake Titicaca
  • Largest saline water lake
Caspian Sea
  • Deepest lake
Lake Baikal
  • Largest fresh water lake
Lake Superior
  • India’s largest lake
Chilka lake
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(Detailed Info) Revised Scheme of SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination - 2016

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(Detailed Info) SSC Revised Scheme of Combined Graduate Level Examination - 2016

Accordingly, the revised scheme of examination is detailed below:-

Tier Mode of examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
I Computer based A. General Intelligence & Reasoning
25 Questions

B. General Awareness
25 Questions

C. Quantitative Aptitude
25 Questions

D. English Comprehension
25 Questions

50 Marks

50 Marks

50 Marks

50 Marks

Total -200 Marks *

75 Minutes (Total)

For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes

II Computer based
  1. Quantitative Abilities (Paper 1)
  2. English Language & Comprehension (Paper 2)

Statistics (Paper 3)

General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper 4)

  1. 200
  2. 200

200

200

  1. 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
  2. 2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

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(Result) SSC Recruitment of SI in CAPFs, SI in Delhi Police, ASI in CISF Exam (Paper -1) - 2016

(Result) SSC Recruitment of SI in CAPFs, SI in Delhi Police, ASI in CISF Exam (Paper -1) - 2016

1. The Staff Selection Commission conducted Re-Examination (Computer based Examination) for recruitment of Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspectors in CISF Examination, 2016(Paper-I) on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 11th June, 2016, for only those candidates who had appeared in the said examination held on 20.03.2016. A total of 204045 candidates appeared in the said Re-examination.

2. Based on the cut-off fixed by the Commission in Paper-I, following are details of candidates qualifying in Paper-I. The candidates declared in Paper-I will be called for PET/PST to be conducted by the nodal agency/agencies. As per Note-II under para-9 of the Notice of Examination, only those candidates, qualified in PET/PST and found medically fit will be allowed to appear in Paper-II :

(Male candidates)

  SC ST OBC Ex.S UR TOTAL
CUT-OFF MARKS 67.75 67.25 77.00 30.00 89.75  
CANDIDATES AVAILABLE 6554 3175 17563 1336 9413* 38041
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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Major Rivers of the World)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Major Rivers of the World)

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Different Crops And Their Primary Producers)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Different Crops And Their Primary Producers)

River

Origin

Falls in

Length (km.)

  • Nile
Victoria lake Mediterranean Sea 6,650
  •  Amazon
Andes (Peru) Atlantic Ocean 6,428
  • Yangtze
Tibetan Kiang Plateau China Sea 6,300
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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Different Minerals and their Primary Producers)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Different Minerals and their Primary Producers)  

Crop

Primary Producer

Secondary Producer

  • Barley
Russia China
  • Cocoa
Ghana Brazil
  • Coffee
Brazil Columbia
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(Download) SSCPORTAL Current Affairs Magazine - July 2016

Current Affairs Magazine for SSC Exams - July 2016

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Issue : July 2016

Size: 1.17 MB

File Type: PDF

Price: Rs. 50 Free

Publisher : SSCPORTAL.IN

Current Affairs:

  • National Issues
  • International Issues
  • Economy
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports
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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Atmosphere)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Atmosphere)

The Earth’s atmosphere is a thin layer of gases that surrounds the Earth. It composed of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% argon, 0.03% carbon dioxide, and trace amounts of other gases. This thin gaseous layer insulates the Earth from extreme temperature; it keeps heat inside the atmosphere and it also blocks the Earth from much of the Sun’s incoming ultraviolet radiation.

The Earth’s atmosphere is about 300 miles (480 km) thick, but most of the atmosphere (about 80%) is within, 10 miles (16 km) of the surface of the Earth. There is no exact place where the atmosphere ends; it just gets thinner and thinner, until it merges with outer space.

Air Pressure

At sea level, the air pressure is about 14.7 pound per square inch. As your altitude increases for example, if you climb a mountain, the air pressure decreases. At an altitude of 10,000 feet, the air pressure is 10 pound per square inch (and there is less oxygen to breathe).

The Layers of the Atmosphere

Thermosphere: The thermosphere is a thermal classification of the atmosphere. In the thermosphere, temperature increases with altitude. The thermosphere includes the exosphere and part of the ionosphere.

Ionosphere: The ionosphere starts at about 43-50 miles (70-80 km) high and continues for hundreds of miles (about 400 miles = 640 km). It contains many ions and free electrons (plasma). The ions are created when sunlight hits atoms and tears off some electrons. Auroras occur in the ionosphere.

Exosphere: The exosphere is the outermost layer of the Earth’s atmos-phere. The exosphere goes from about 400 miles (640 km) high to about 800 miles (1,280 km). The lower boundary of the exosphere is called the critical level of escape, where atmospheric pressure is very low (the gas atoms are very widely spaced) and the temperature is very low.

Mesosphere: The mesosphere is charact-erized by temperature that quickly decrease as height increases. The mesosphere extends from 31 to 50 miles (17 to 80 kilometer) above the earth’s surface.

Stratosphere: The stratosphere is characterized by a slight temperature increase with altitude and the absence of clouds. The stratosphere extends between 11 and 31 miles (17 to 50 kilometer) above the earth’s surface. The earth’s ozone layer is located in the stratosphere. Ozone, a form of oxygen, is crucial to our survival; this layer absorbs a lot of ultraviolet solar energy. Only the highest clouds (cirrus, cirrostratus, and cirrocumulus) are in the lower stratosphere. Tropopause: The tropopause is the boundary zone (or transition layer) between the troposphere and the stratosphere. The tropopause is charact­erized by little or no change in temperature altitude increases.

Troposphere : The troposphere is the lowest region in the Earth’s (or any planet’s) atmosphere. On the Earth, it goes from ground (or water) level up to about 11 miles (17 kilometer) high. The weather and clouds occur in the troposphere. In the troposphere, the temperature generally decreases as altitude increases.

Formation of the Atmosphres

The Lath atmosphere was formed by planetary degassing, a process in which gases like carbon dioxide, water vapor, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen were released from the interior of the Earth from volcanoes and other processes. Life forms on Earth have modified the composition of the atmosphere since their evolution.

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Some Important Facts)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Some Important Facts) 

Minerals

First Producer

Second Producer

  • Aluminium
USA CIS
  • Asbestos
Canada Rhodesia
  • Bauxite
Australia Jamaica
  • Chromium
Rhodesia India
  • The total surface area of the earth
510,067,2000 sq. km.
  • Total area covered by water or sea
70.92%
  • The land area
29.08%
  • The equatorial circumference of the earth
40,075,03 km.
  • The meridional circumference
40,007,89 km.
  • The total world’s population
6.25 billion (Approximately)
  • The average daily increase in the world’s population
263,000 (182 per minute)
  • The crude birth rate
27.1 per 1000
  • The crude death rate
9.8 per 1000
  • The most populous country
China
  • The least populous country
Vatican city
  • Most densely populated country
The Portuguese province of Macau
  • Total number of countries
253
  • The largest country in area
Russia
  • The smallest country in area
Vatican city
  • The most populous city
Mexican city
  • The largest City
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Isostacy

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Physical Geography)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Physical Geography)

Structure of the Earth

The Earth is an oblate spheroid. It is composed of a number of different layers as determined by deep drilling and seismic evidence. These layers are:

  •  The core which is approximately 7000 kilometer in diameter (3500 kilometer in radius) and is loc<.ted at the Earth’s center.

  •  The mantle which surrounds the core and has a thickness of 2900 kilometer.

  •  The crust floats on top of the mantle. It is composed of basalt rich oceanic crust and granitic rich continental crust.

The core is a layer rich in iron and nickel that is composed of two layers: The inner and outer cores. The inner core is theorized to be solid with a density of about 13 gram per cubic centimeter and a radius of about 1220 kilometer. The outer core is liquid and has a density of about 11 gram per cubic centimeter. It surrounds the inner core and has an average thickness of about 2250 kilometer.

The mantle is almost 2900 kilometer thick and comprises about 83% of the Earth’s volume. It is composed of several different layers. The upper mantle exists from the base of the crust downward to a depth of about 670 kilometer. The top layer of the upper mantle, 100 to 200 kilometer below surface, is called the asthenosphere. Scientific studies suggest that this layer has physical properties that are different from the rest of the upper mantle.

The rocks in this upper portion of the mantle are more rigid and brittle because of cooler temperature and lower pressures. Below the upper mantle is the lower mantle that extends from 670 to 2900 kilometer below the Earth’s surface. This layer is hot and plastic. The higher pressure in this layer causes the formation of minerals that are different from those of the upper mantle.

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Important Lines and Boundaries)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Important Lines and Boundaries) 

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Galaxies)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Galaxies) 

  • Durand Line
: It is the line demarcating the boundaries of India and Afghanistan. It was drawn up in 1893 by Sir Mortimer Durand. India recognizes the Durand Line but Afghanistan does not.
  • Hindenburg Line
: It is the boundary dividing Germany and Poland. The Germans marched to this line in 1917 during World War I.
  • Maginot Line
: A 320 Km line of fortification built by France along its border with Germany before World War II, to protect against German attack.
  • Mannerheim Line
: It is the line of fortification on the Russia-Finland border. Drawn up by General Mannerheim.
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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 13 July 2016


Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 13 July 2016

Write and Discuss Your Answer with Q.No in Comment Box at the Bottom of Post.


:: National ::

Q. 1

1. The Union government has set the ball rolling on bringing about a convergence in the core syllabi of science subjects and question paper designs across State and central boards.
2. The move acquires importance because of a perceived lack of parity in the syllabi of Physics, Chemistry and Maths across boards.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: International ::

Q. 2

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Solar System)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Solar System) 

Galaxy Name

Magnitude

Visual

  • Milky way

 
  • Large Magellanic

Cloud

0.9

  • Small Magellanic

Cloud

2.5

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Important Battles of World History)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (Important Battles of World History) 

Important Facts

  • Biggest planet
Jupiter
  • Smallest plant
Mercury
  • Satellite of Earth
Moon
General: 
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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 11 July 2016


Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 11 July 2016

Write and Discuss Your Answer with Q.No in Comment Box at the Bottom of Post.


Q1 - Kodaikanal is part of which of the following hills?

A. Palani
B. Nilgiri
C. Cardamom
D. None of the above

Q2 - Nairobi meet is related to which of the following?

A. WHO
B. IMF
C. EU
D. WTO

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 10 July 2016


Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 10 July 2016

Write and Discuss Your Answer with Q.No in Comment Box at the Bottom of Post.


Q1 - Which of the following is power house of the cell?

A. DNA
B. RNA
C. Tissue
D. Mitochondria

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(Final Marks) SSC CGL 2015 Exam

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SSC CGL: Marks of Candidates who appeared for Document-verification/Interview/Dest/CPT - 2015

Exam Name: SSC CGL

Year: 2015

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General Knowledge for SSC Exams (World History: Important Dates)

General Knowledge for SSC Exams (World History: Important Dates)

B.C.

  • 10000-4000 - Development of settlement into cities and development of skills, such as wheel and pottery making and improved methods of cultivation.

  • 5500-3000 - Earliest recorded date of Egyptian calender; first phonetic writing appears; Sumerians develop a city-state civilization.

  • 3000-2000 - Pharaonic rule begins in Egypt; completion of the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

  • 3000-1500 - The most ancient civilization on the Indian subcontinent, the sophisticated and extensive Indus Valley Civilization, flourishes in what is today Pakistan.

  • 900-800 - Phoenicians establish Carthage : The I liad and Odyssey was composed by the Greek poet Homer.

  • 400-300 - Pentateuch-first five Books of the Old Testament evolve in final form.

  • 300-251 - Invention of Mayan calendar in Yucatan-more exact than older calenders.

  • 101-51 - Juleus Caesar (100-44 BC) invades Britain (55 BC) and conquers Gaul, France.

  • 776 - First Olympiad in Greece.

  • 753 - Rome founded.

  • 490 - Battle of Marathon, the Greeks defeated the Iranians/Persians.

  • 327-26 - Invasion of India by Alexander, Battle of Hydaspes.

  • 221 - Chin-Hung Ti ‘Universal Emperor’ in China, Great Wall of China completed.

  • 55 - Invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar, the Great Roman General.

  • 44 - Assassination of Julius Caesar by Brutus.

  • 4 - Birth of Jesus Christ.

A.D.

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 09 July 2016


Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 09 July 2016

Write and Discuss Your Answer with Q.No in Comment Box at the Bottom of Post.


Q1 - Which of the following states is not under AFSPA?

A. Assam
B. Manipur
C. Sikkim
D. Meghalaya

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(Admit Card) SSC-WR: Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Re-examination, 2015 "to be held on 23/07/2016"

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(Admit Card) SSC-WR: Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Re-examination, 2015 "to be held on 23/07/2016"

Exam Name: Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Re-examination

Re-exam Date: 23-7-2016

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SSC CGL 2016 New Syllabus Analysis

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SSC CGL 2016 New Syllabus Analysis

Dear Aspirants,
SSC Graduate Level Exam (CGL) 2016 Pattern has been changed. New exam pattern will have 100 Questions & 200 Marks with 75 minutes time limit to solve them. Old exam pattern had 200 Questions & 200 Marks with 120 minutes time limit to solve them.

Also new SSC CGL exam will Only be held Online, offline OMR Based Exam has been disontinued. Accordingly to new pattern the Tier-1 exam will be held on 27th August 2016. Notification has been issued and aspirants should keep this in mind that only pattern has been changed and syllabus will remain same for CGL Exam.

Accordingly, the revised scheme of examination is detailed below:-

Battle

Period/Year

Countries Involved

  • Battle of Megiddo
608 BC Necho of Egypt and Josiah of Judsh; Egyptians victorious
  • Battle of Marathon
490 BC Athenians and Persians; King Darius of Persia defeated.
  • Battle of Thermopylae
480 BC Spartans led by Leonidas and Persians by Xerxes; Spartans were defeated.
  • Battle of Salamis
480 BC Athenian and Persian fleet in the Bay of Salamis; Persian fleet defeated
Tier Mode of examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
I Computer based A. General Intelligence & Reasoning
25 Questions

B. General Awareness
25 Questions

C. Quantitative Aptitude
25 Questions

D. English Comprehension
25 Questions

50 Marks

50 Marks

50 Marks

50 Marks

Total -200 Marks *

75 Minutes (Total)

For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes

II Computer based
  1. Quantitative Abilities (Paper 1)
  2. English Language & Comprehension (Paper 2)

Statistics (Paper 3)

General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper 4)

  1. 200
  2. 200

200

200

  1. 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
  2. 2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

* There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of TierII, the negative marking system will remain unchanged.

In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to introduce a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. The details may be read as under:-

Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
III Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc Total marks 100 60 minutes

For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes

IV Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (wherever applicable) Same as published in the Notice of Examination Qualifying Same as published in the Notice of Examination
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