CLAT 2016 – General Knowledge Section


The following are the questions which formed the GK section of CLAT 2016. We’ve mentioned the answer beside each question, in bold. Do let us know if you find any mistake either in the questions or in the answers or if they are from the Legal Aptitude section of the paper.

  1. International Consumer Rights’ Day? March 15th
  2. Which state was to first to make gender education compulsory? Telangana
  3. Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015? Sania Mirza
  4. Maximum number of smokeless villages in which state? Karnataka
  5. Who lit the Olympic torch in Greece ahead of the Olympic Games 2016? Katerina Lehou
  6. Chairman of National Green Tribunal? Justice Swatenter Kumar
  7. Femina Miss India (year is uncertain)? 2016-‎Priyadarshini Chaterjee & 2015-Aditi Arya
  8. First even woman gymnast from India to qualify for Olympics? Dipa Karmarkar
  9. Chairman of National Human Rights Commission? HL Dattu
  10. What is Mars called? Red Planet
  11. How many redundant laws were recently repealed? 1053
  12. What was the 100th Amendment to the Constitution? Exchange of certain enclave territories with Bangladesh
  13. Chairperson of NITI Aayog? Narendra Modi
  14. First blind-friendly railway station in India? Mysore
  15. Where did India sign the Paris deal? New York, USA
  16. Paris Conference was in which month? 30th November to 12th December 2015
  17. Currency of Thailand? Thai Baht
  18. Punjabi is the ___ most spoken language in the Parliament of Canada. 3rd
  19. First developed nation to default on an International Monetary Fund loan? Greece
  20. First parliament to run fully on solar power? Pakistan
  21. Indomitable Spirit was written by? APJ Abdul Kalam
  22. Fastest planet that revolves around the sun? Mercury
  23. (?)PAN required for transactions that exceed the amount of? Rs. 2,00,000
  24. What is ‘Start Up India’ for? Entrepreneurs activity and promotion
  25. What is Setu Bharatam scheme? Building bridges for safe and seamless travel on National Highways (option nearest to this answer)
  26. First organic state in India? Sikkim
  27. President of Sri Lanka? Maithripala Sirisena
  28. 99th amendment? NJAC Judgement
  29. Minimum educational qualifications for panchayats fixed by which state? Haryana and Rajasthan
  30. Crime and Punishment written by? Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  31. Ashok Chakra given to? Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami
  32. “Beyond the Line” was an autobiography of? Kuldip Nayar
  33. Which court ordered for a floor test in Uttarakhand on May 6? Supreme Court of India
  34. Which state has the maximum number of foreign students? Karnataka
  35. Country with 6 deputy prime ministers? Nepal
  36. Constituents of the Indian Parliament? President, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha
  37. Fastest 100 in Test history- Brendon McCullum
  38. How many cities have been selected for smart cities ? 20
  39. Name the Indian woman who won the gold medal in Long Jump at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships? Mayookha Johny
  40. How many Indian universities are listed in the BRICS 200 universities? 16
  41. Which three states will have their elections in a single session in May 2016? Puducherry,Tamil Nadu and Kerala
  42. Name the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William and Kate Middleton
  43. Who becomes the President in absence of both President and Vice-President? Chief Justice of India
  44. To whom does the President of India submit his resignation to? Vice President of India
  45. Finance Minister of India? Arun Jaitley
  46. The sessions of Parliament are convened at the discretion of? President
  47. Official languages of India? Hindi and English
  48. Who motto is “Be Prepared”? Scouts
  49. What is the heart and soul of the Constitution according to BR Ambedkar? Right to constitutional remedies
  50. Who was the Constitutional Adviser to the Constituent Assembly while the Constitution was being formulated? B.N. Rau


  1. Thank you Clatgyan Team for your support and especially for those who have prepared GK mock sets in a very short time and the compendiums deserves a mention here to Thank

  2. For the COP21 question, I marked Nov 2015 because that’s when it started. There was also a December 2015 option I guess.  Which one’s correct? 

  3. in the question related to lba the exchange of territories was from both sides i.e  exchange of 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh with 51 Bangladesh enclaves in India

    • Yes, exactly! How can only exchange of Indian enclaves be the answer? 
      Also, Setu Bharatam is eliminating all unmanned level crossings on highways by 2019. 

      • Hello guys! An exchange means “an act of giving one thing and receiving another (especially of the same kind) in return.” By saying “Exchange of certain enclave territories with Bangladesh”, I meant the same thing the two of you are saying. Never said “only exchange of Indian enclaves”. Read and comprehend well if you’re on your way to law schools. Will help. 🙂

          • Yes, I do know that you weren’t taking the exam. I was just letting you know about the correct answer to the question, according to the CLAT options. What was stated was right too, just not concurrent to the options in the exam. 🙂 The same was my intention while talking about LBA. 

  4. The 49th question is wrong. It is “Be prepared” and not “ever ready”. Please make necessary changes.
    Thamk you for the answers!

  5. Heyy Zainab! For the setu bharatam project, I did read your link, but in that if u read the second paragraph it’s also clearly written “the aim is to eliminate all unmanned railway level crossings by 2019”. Even when I made notes before clat, I had just written this aim. 🙂 

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