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General Quiz on India

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  1. Which is the National Anthem of India?
  2. (a) Vande Mataram
    (b) Sare Jahanse Achcha
    (c) Jana Gana Mana
    (d) Hum Honge Kamyab

  3. Who composed our National Anthem?
  4. (a) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
    (b) Mohd Iqbal
    (c) Pingali Venkayya
    (d) Rabindranath Tagore

  5. In which language was our National Anthem originally composed?
  6. (a) Bengali
    (b) Tamil
    (c) Sanskrit
    (d) Hindi

  7. When was the Hindi version of our National Anthem adopted by the Constituent Assembly?
  8. (a) January 26, 1950
    (b) August 15, 1947
    (c) August 15, 1950
    (d) January 24, 1950

  9. When was the song 'Jana Gana Mana' (National Anthem) sung for the first time?
  10. (a) 15 August, 1947
    (b) 26 January, 1950
    (c) 27 December, 1911
    (d) 15 August, 1950

  11. Our National Anthem comprises of _______ stanzas.
  12. (a) 4
    (b) 5
    (c) 6
    (d) 10

  13. What is the approximate time taken to sing the song?
  14. (a) 20 seconds
    (b) 32 seconds
    (c) 45 seconds
    (d) 52 seconds

  15. When was the National Tricolor Flag of India adopted by the Constituent Assembly?
  16. (a) July 22, 1947
    (b) August 15, 1947
    (c) January 26, 1950
    (d) August 15, 1950

  17. What is the ratio of the width our National Flag to its length?
  18. (a) 3:2
    (b) 4:3
    (c) 3:4
    (d) 2:3

  19. Who designed our National Flag?
  20. (a) Mohd Iqbal
    (b) Pingali Venkayya
    (c) A.O.Hume
    (d) Mahatma Gandhi

  21. Which is the National Song of India?
  22. (a) Jana Gana Mana
    (b) Raghupati Raghava Rajaram
    (c) Sare Jahanse Achcha
    (d) Vande Mataram

  23. Who composed our National Song 'Vande Mataram'?
  24. (a) Mahatma Gandhi
    (b) Rabindranath Tagore
    (c) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
    (d) Mohd Iqbal

  25. From which famous novel our National Song is taken?
  26. (a) Anand Math
    (b) Geetanjali
    (c) My Experiments with Truth
    (d) Upanishads

  27. When was the National Song sung for the first time?
  28. (a) 1942
    (b) 1947
    (c) 1950
    (d) 1896

  29. From where is our National / State Emblem adopted?
  30. (a) Iron Pillar at Qutub Minar
    (b) Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka
    (c) Sanchi Stupa
    (d) Taj Mahal

  31. How many lions are depicted in our State Emblem, that stand back to back?
  32. (a) 1
    (b) 2
    (c) 3
    (d) 4

  33. What words are inscribed at the bottom of the emblem?
  34. (a) Yogakshemyam Vahamyaham
    (b) Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya
    (c) Satyameva Jayate
    (d) Asatoma Sadgamaya

  35. From where the words 'Sayameva Jayate' inscribed on the State Emblem, are taken?
  36. (a) Kathopanishad
    (b) Mundaka Upanishad
    (c) Krishna Upanishad
    (d) Taittiriya Upanishad

  37. What is the color of the Wheel (Chakra) in our (Indian) National Flag?
  38. (a) Ink blue
    (b) Black
    (c) Navy blue
    (d) Sky blue

  39. In which year Bharat Ratna award was introduced?
  40. (a) 1954
    (b) 1950
    (c) 1947
    (d) 1942