General Knowledge

Today, Competitive exams in India have diverse syllabus for the various job profiles. Almost exams have one section of General Knowledge and General Awareness or Current Affairs.  Here you will find  about the subject and its various notes. Also our site provide all the related notes, sample papers, model papers, previous year papers to download and read online for the various competitive exams.

General knowledge is defined by experts as knowledge about a wide range of subjects rather than detailed knowledge of a particular subject. Knowing the fundamentals of the current affairs that we read everyday in newspapers and remembering them means General knowledge. General knowledge also means knowledge of incidents happened in past.

Meaning of “General knowledge”

These two given words combine and make one of the most important thing in a persons life:

  • General = means something which affect everyone’s life; broad, common, universal.
  • Knowledge = acts, information and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
  • General+ knowledge = widespread or common information acquired through experience or education.

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Role of General Knowledge

Current affairs and General knowledge play a crucial role for students when they want to prepare for competitive exams. Not only the competitive exams, even all exams conducted for jobs and Interviews also contain questions on general awareness these days. This certainly tells the importance of current affairs in the life of students. Apart from academic knowledge, students need to be aware of current affairs as most exams and govt. jobs related interviews.

Parts of General Knowledge

To make the understanding process easy researchers have classified 20 domains of General Knowledge:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Classical music
  • Cookery
  • Discovery and exploration
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Games
  • General science
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of science
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Politics
  • Popular music
  • Sport
  • Television

What is General Awareness

Current affairs is the term which is used in place of general awareness for many competitive exams in these days. Understand it with the given words:

  • General = broad, common, universal.
  • Awareness = knowledge about a particular situation or development.
  • General+ Awareness = broad knowledge about a particular situation or development.

General awareness means knowledge about the present happenings. Current affairs or General awareness only focuses on the routine happenings of the news around the world it has nothing to do with the historic events.

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