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SAARC General Knowledge MCQs - 1

SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation General Knowledge MCQs - 1

Regional Centres: SAARC Secretariat is supported by following regional centers established in member states to promote regional co-operation. These centers are managed by governing boards composed of representatives from all the member states, the SAARC Secretariat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Host Government. The Director of the Center acts as Member Secretary to the Governing Board which reports to the Programming Committee.

  • SAARC Agricultural Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • SAARC Meteorological Research Centre (SMRC), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • SAARC Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS Centre (STAC), Kathmandu, Nepal
  • SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC), New Delhi, India
  • SAARC Human Resources Development Centre (SHRDC), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • SAARC Coastal Zone Management Centre (SCZMC), Maldives
  • SAARC Information Centre (SIC), Nepal
  • SAARC Energy Centre (SEC), Pakistan
  • SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC), India
  • SAARC Development Fund(SDF), Bhutan
  • SAARC Forestry Centre (SFC), Bhutan
  • SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC), Sri Lanka


1. Apart from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who are the other member countries of SAARC?
(a) Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand and Singapore
(b) Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia and Maldives
(c) Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan ✓
(d) Nepal, Bhutan, Singapore and Sri Lanka

2. SAARC was formed in Dhaka on
(a) November 7, 1984
(b) October 8, 1985
(c) September 5, 1984
(d) December 8, 1985 ✓

3. Which of the following is not the main purpose for formation of SAARC
(a) To Combat Terrorism
(b) To Promote the Welfare of the people of South Asia
(c) To form mutual defence against foreign aggression ✓
(d) To accelerate economic growth and cultural development

4. Which SAARC summit was held in Islamabad in 2004
(a) 5th
(b) 12th ✓
(c) 3rd
(d) 6th

5. First SAARC summit was held in 1985 in ______
(a) Delhi
(b) Dhaka ✓
(c) Kathmandu
(d) Colombo

6. SAARC has its headquarters in______
(a) Kathmandu, Nepal ✓
(b) New Delhi, India
(c) Dhaka, Bangladesh
(d) Colombo, Sri Lanka

7. Which of following countries got observer status in SAARC
(a) Korea and China
(b) Russian and China
(c) Japan and China ✓
(d) Thailand and Indonesia

8. In acronym SAARC, 'C' stands for:
(a) Committee
(b) Commonwealth
(c) Conference
(d) Cooperation ✓

9. Which of the following statements regarding SAARC countries is correct?
(a) All the countries with which India has borders are members of SAARC, Sri Lanka and Maldives being islands
(b) Except Sri Lanka and Maldives, no other SAARC country has island as part of its territory
(c) No SAARC country other than India has a common border with another member country, Sri Lanka and Maldives being islands ✓
(d) Except Sri Lanka and Maldives, all the SAARC countries have common border with China

10. SAPTA is a trade agreement by__________.
(a) Asean Nations
(b) APEC Nations
(c) SAARC Nations ✓
(d) EU Nations


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