General Knowledge Questions for Class 10

General Knowledge Questions for Class 10

Understanding the world we inhabit is greatly enriched by general knowledge, making it an essential aspect of our learning journey. Hence, initiating the quest for knowledge and honing general knowledge from a young age becomes of utmost importance. Presented by The HDFC School educators, this collection of GK questions for class 10 students strives to assist young learners in enhancing their overall awareness. Students can distinguish themselves in the classroom by bolstering their knowledge through this resource.

Why is GK important for Class 10 students?

General knowledge broadens students’ understanding of everyday things around them. It also enhances critical thinking skills and encourages curiosity. It helps in the holistic development of children by building self-confidence, improving communication skills and decision-making. GK supports academic performance, prepares students for future challenges, and lays the foundation for lifelong learning. Good general knowledge is a life skill that will help in developing many other skill sets.

At The HDFC Schools, we ensure that your child receives the holistic development they require to improve not only their academic performance in school but also set them up for success in later life. This has helped our schools in Gurugram, Bengaluru and Pune to consistently rank among the top CBSE Schools in these cities.

List of GK Questions for Class 10 with Answers

Q1. Who published the Human Development Index (HDI)?
Ans. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Q2. When did the Indo-China War take place?
Ans. The Indochina War took place between 1946 - April 1975.

Q3. Who was the last Viceroy of India?
Ans. Lord Louis Mountbatten

Q4. The term "ecosystem" was first coined by
Ans. Sir Arthur G. Tansley

Q5. Name the nodal agency of the 'Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission'?
Ans. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Q6. What is the theme of World Leprosy Day 2022?
Ans. The theme for World Leprosy Day 2022 is 'United for Dignity'.

Q7. Where is Lake Albert located?
Ans. Lake Albert is also known as Albert Nyanza and Lake Mobutu Sese Seko. It is the northernmost of the lakes in the Western Rift Valley, in east-central Africa, and lies on the border between Congo (Kinshasa) and Uganda.

Q8. The 'CLAP' programme was launched by which Indian state or UT?
Ans. Andhra Pradesh launched the 'CLAP' programme. The Andhra Pradesh government started the Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP)-Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam programme to clean up rural areas and improve sanitation conditions, and waste management with public participation.

Q9. What is a Wildlife Sanctuary?
Ans. It is an area where animal habitats and their surroundings are protected from any sort of disturbance. In these regions, animal capturing, killing, and poaching are strictly prohibited—the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, established Protected Areas in India.

Q10. Where is the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary situated?
Ans. Kerala

Q11. What is IVFRT Scheme?
Ans. IVFRT is the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking Scheme, which has been approved by the government for a period till March 31st, 2026. Its main objective is the modernisation and upgrading of immigration and visa services.

Q12. Which article of the Indian Constitution states the duty of every citizen 'to protect and improve the natural environment, including forests, lakes, rivers, and wildlife, and to have compassion for living creatures'?
Ans. Article 51-A

Q13. Where is Zmiinyi Island, or Snake Island, located?
Ans. The island is located in the Balck Sea, near the Danube Delta. It belongs to Ukraine. It plays a crucial role in delimiting the territorial waters of Ukraine.

Q14. When was the Landholders' Society established?
Ans. Landholders' Society was established in 1838.

Q15. When did Margaret Cousins launch the All India Women's Conference (AIWC)?
Ans. In 1927, the All India Women's Conference (AIWC) was launched by Margaret Cousin.

Q16. Which vitamins help in the clotting of blood?
Ans. Vitamin K helps in the clotting of blood.

Q17. For what purpose are antipyretic medicines used?
Ans. Antipyretic medicines reduce fever.

Q18. Who wrote “Masir-i-Alamgiri”?
Ans. Iswar Das Nagar

Q19. Who built the Konark Sun Temple?
Ans. Narshimhadeva I built the Konark Sun Temple.

Q20. Who is the author of ‘Kalpasutra’?
Ans. Bhadrabahu penned ‘Kalpasutra’.

Q21. Name an alloy of mercury.
Ans. Amalgam

Q22. When did Gemelli Careri, an Italian traveller, visit India?
Ans. In 1695 AD, Gemelli Careri, an Italian traveller, visited India.

Q23. What are leucoplasts?
Ans. They are a group of plastids comprising various differentiated colourless organelles with different functions. They act as a store for starch in non-green tissues like roots, tubers, or seeds.

Q24. Why do stars twinkle?
Ans. Because of the phenomenon of refraction of light, stars twinkle.

Q25. Name the parliament of Russia.
Ans. Vladimir Putin

Q26. What is Low-grade brown coal called?
Ans. Lignite

Q27. Which state is the oldest producer of oil?
Ans. Assam

Q28. Metallurgical coal used in the smelting of iron ore is
Ans. Bituminous

Q29. Which state is the leading producer of Iron ore?
Ans. Karnataka

Q30. Name one non-metallic mineral
Ans. Limestone

Q31. What negative factors cause the fearful depletion of the flora and fauna?
Ans. Housing Plans, Mining, & Factories Infrastructure

Q32. What is horticulture?
Ans. The branch of agriculture deals with the art, science, technology, and business of plant cultivation.

Q33. Name one Rabi crop
Ans. Wheat

Q34. Name one important beverage crop of India.
Ans. Coffee and Tea

Q35. Which state is the leading producer of Bauxite ore?
Ans. Orissa

Q36. Which plateau produces a maximum of minerals?
Ans. Chhotanagpur

Q37. Which state is the leading producer of gold?
Ans. Karnataka

Q38. Which coal is used for commercial use?
Ans. Bituminous Coal

Q39. What is the metal inside the wire?
Ans. Copper

Q40. Which mineral is used as fertilizer in the field?
Ans. Potash

Q41. Which mineral is used in Aircraft making industry?
Ans. Bauxite

Q42. What is a ferrous mineral?
Ans. Iron ore

Q43. Who is the author of 'Home and the World'?
Ans. Rabindranath Tagore penned 'Home and the World'. The book reflects the battle of Tagore with himself between the ideas of Western culture and the revolution against Western culture.

44. Who said the famous slogan, "Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Aazadi Dunga'?
Ans. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose patriotism towards India has left a mark in the hearts of many Indians. He is famously known as the founder of 'Azad Hind Fauj' and his famous slogan is 'Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Aazadi Dunga'.

45. Name some officer ranks present in the village during the Mughal administration?
Ans. During the Mughal administration, the village officers were Muqaddam, Patwari, and Chowkidar.

Q46. You must have used the UPI facility. What does this mean?
Ans. Unified Payment Interface

Q47. Portuguese were the first European to come to India. When did the Portuguese leave India?
Ans. 1961

Q48. Where is the headquarters of the World Economic Forum?
Ans. Switzerland

Q49. What is the currency of Iraq?
Ans. Iraqi Dinar

Q50. Lake Tanganyika is the world's longest freshwater lake located in?
Ans. Africa

Q51. Where is the Keshopur Ramsar Site situated?
Ans. Punjab

Q52. Name any two examples of cryptocurrency.
Ans. Bitcoin, Litecoin & Dash

Q53. How many schedules were there in the original Constitution of India?
Ans. Eight Schedules

Q54. If there was Monday on Jan 1, 1992, then which day was there on Jan 1, 1993?
Ans. Wednesday

Q55. Which mountains serve as the boundary between Europe and Asia?
Ans. Ural Mountains

Q56. Where is Bandhavgarh & Panna National Park located?
Ans. Madhya Pradesh

Q57. What are the official languages of Mizoram?
Ans. Mizo and English

Q58. How many landlocked states are there in South America?
Ans. Two - Bolivia & Paraguay

Q59. Who is Raghuram Rajan?
Ans. Famous Indian Economist & Former RBI Governor

Q60. Angami Tribe found in?
Ans. Nagaland

Q61. Who was the founder of the MDH Spice company?
Ans. Dharampal Gulati

Q62. Who are said to be the founders of the World's most famous Video site " YouTube?
Ans. Steve Chen, Jawed Karim & Chad Hurley

Q63. Which strait lies between the Andaman Sea and the South China Sea?
Ans. The Malacca Strait

Q64. Stanley Cup is related to which sport?
Ans. Hockey

Q65. Krishna Parijatha Dance is a folk dance of which state?
Ans. Karnataka

Q66. Which was the only session of Congress presided by M.K. Gandhi?
Ans. Belgaum Session, 1924

Q67. What does the shortcut key Shift + Home do?
Ans. Highlighting the current position up to the beginning of the line

Q68. Samudra Shakti is a naval exercise between which two countries?
Ans. India and Indonesia

Q69. What is the capital of El Salvador?
Ans. San Salvador

Q70. "The Story of My Deportation" is authored by?
Ans. Lala Lajpat Rai

Q71. Where is the headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India situated?
Ans. Ballabhgarh (Faridabad, Haryana)

Q72. Where is the Keshopur Ramsar Site situated?
Ans. Punjab

Q73. When was the State Bank of India founded?
Ans. July 1, 1955

Q74. How many times do the clock’s hands coincide in a day?
Ans. 22 Times

Q75. In which book did Newton mention the ‘Rule of gravity’?
Ans. Principia.

Q76: ‘Flagship rocket H3’ belongs to which country?
Ans. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency- JAXA.

Q77: When Ajmer State was merged into Rajasthan?
Ans. 1 November 1956.

Q78. Which state is highest per capita income among 33 Indian states and union territories in India according to Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in 2021?
Ans. Goa.

Q79. A landform which mainly surrounded by water from three sides and connected to mainland from one side is called as what?
Ans. Peninsula.

Q80. Yarlung Tsangpo is the upper stream of which river?
Ans. Brahmaputra.

Q81. To build the public health capacity and skills, School of Public Health launched by which state in India?
Ans. Rajasthan.

Q82. Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP (in India) was founded on which date?
Ans. 6 April 1980.

Q83. What is the Chemical formula of baking soda?
Ans. NaHCO3.

Q84. What is money?
Ans. the currency that can be exchanged for goods and services

Q85. What is the color, smell, and taste of Oxygen?
Ans. Oxygen gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless

Q86. Which planet to spins on its side, unlike the sun and other planets?
Ans. Uranus

Q87. Around what percent of volcanic eruptions actually occur underwater?
Ans. 80%

Q88. Who has the authority to declare a “Global Emergency”?
Ans. World Health Organisation (WHO)

Q89. What is the color of the liquid and solid oxygen?
Ans. Pale blue

Q90. What is the national flower in Seychelles?
Ans. Tropicbird Orchid

Q91. What is the most abundant metal in the universe followed by magnesium?
Ans. Iron

Q92. Who was the first king of Iceland?
Ans. Haakon IV

Q93. If you pour a handful of salt into a full glass of water, what will happen?
Ans. The water level will actually go down rather than overflowing the glass.

Q94. What is Citrus bergamia?
Ans. Bergamot orange

Q95. Name a liquid metal.
Ans. Mercury

Q96. The only solid elements that assume liquid form ​at room temperature are what?
Ans. Bromine and Mercury

Q97. Which river rises in the Himalayas in India and drains into the Bay of Bengal?
Ans. Ganges

Q98. Which strait lies between the Andaman Sea and the South China Sea?
Ans. The Malacca Strait

Q99. How many countries are in the world?
Ans. 195 countries.

Q100. What was the previous name of the official home of the President of India ‘Rashtrapati Bhavan’?
Ans. “Viceroy’s House”.

Fun General Knowledge Facts for Class 10

  1. The speed of light is generally rounded down to 186,000 miles per second. In exact terms, it is 299,792,458 m/s (metres per second – that is equal to 186,287.49 miles per second).
  2. The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in Bangladesh in 1986.
  3. When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch.
  4. If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea.
  5. There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.
  6. There is a snake, called the boomslang, whose venom causes you to bleed out from every orifice on your body. You may even turn blue from internal bleeding, and it can take up to 5 days to die from the bleeding.
  7. If a pregnant woman has organ damage, the baby in her womb sends stem cells to help repair the organ.
  8. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
  9. If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty. If it’s reduced by 10%, you’ll die.
  10. A tarantula can live without food for more than two years.

Tips for Parents to Improve Their Child’s General Knowledge

  1. Read Regularly: Develop a habit of reading newspapers, magazines, and books. This will keep you updated on current affairs, historical events, and various subjects.
  2. Watch Educational Shows and Documentaries: There are many informative documentaries and educational TV shows available on various platforms. They can provide valuable insights into different topics.
  3. Use Educational Apps and Websites: There are numerous apps and websites dedicated to enhancing general knowledge. Utilize them to access quizzes, articles, and other educational content.
  4. Engage in Group Discussions: Participate in group discussions with your classmates or friends on various topics. This will help you learn from each other and gain new perspectives.
  5. Make Use of the Internet: The Internet is a vast repository of information. Use search engines to explore topics of interest and verify facts.
  6. Create Mind Maps: Organize your knowledge by creating mind maps for different subjects. This visual aid can help you connect concepts and remember information better.
  7. Take Notes: While studying, jot down key points, important dates, and facts. Reviewing these notes regularly will reinforce your memory.
  8. Play Educational Games: There are educational games and quizzes available that make learning fun and engaging.
  9. Follow Knowledgeable Individuals: Subscribe to YouTube channels, podcasts, or social media accounts of experts and educators in various fields to gain insights from their content.
  10. Practice Regularly: Regular practice is crucial to retain information and improve your general knowledge. Set aside some time each day for learning and revision.
  11. Join a Library or Book Club: Being part of a library or book club can expose you to a wide range of books and encourage reading habits.
  12. Stay Curious and Ask Questions: Never hesitate to ask questions and seek answers. Curiosity is a key driver of learning.
  13. Teach Others: Teaching someone else what you've learned is an excellent way to reinforce your own understanding.
  14. Stay Updated with Current Affairs: Keep yourself informed about current events, political developments, and social issues through newspapers, news websites, or news apps.


Encouraging students to engage in General Knowledge Questions for Class 10 is a valuable educational practice that offers multiple benefits. Such activities not only expand their understanding of diverse subjects but also foster critical thinking, analytical skills, and a broader perspective of the world. By regularly reading, staying updated with current affairs, and utilizing various educational resources, students can enhance their general knowledge, paving the way for academic success and a well-rounded personality. Emphasizing the importance of general knowledge at this stage of education helps students become informed, responsible citizens capable of making informed decisions and contributing positively to society. As they continue their learning journey, the thirst for knowledge instilled during their formative years will serve as a strong foundation for their future pursuits and lifelong learning.

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