Difference between General Awareness and General Knowledge

Difference between General Awareness and General Knowledge

Every Competitive examination have different syllabus specific to the job profile for which the exam is conducted but all of them has one section of General Awareness & / or General Knowledge is common. So here it is very important to understand the exact meaning of these two papers of exams. If you really confused or interested to know about the area and scope of questions  covered in these two topics, then this article is for you. Read this article and you will be able to differentiate between general awareness questions and general knowledge questions.

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What is General Knowledge ?

The word general knowledge made of two words General means Common or Universal and Knowledge means information acquired through experience or education. So General Knowledge is Common information acquired through experience or education.

Definition of General knowledge:

General knowledge (GK) is defined as knowledge about a wide range of subjects rather than detailed knowledge of a particular subject. General knowledge exclude specialized knowledge of any subject. General knowledge also means knowledge of incidents happened in past.

To differentiate between General Knowledge and General Awareness let us See definition of General Awareness

What is General Awareness?

The word General Awareness made of two words General means Common or Universal and Awareness means knowledge about a particular situation or development. So General Awareness is Common knowledge about particular situation.

Definition of General Awareness:

General awareness is knowledge about the present happenings. Current Affairs is another term which is used in place of General Awareness for many competitive exams. General awareness (GA) only focuses on the latest development and happenings of the news around the world it has nothing to do with any historic events.

Now I hope that you will differentiate between these two papers.

If still have any confusion let me clear with following example:
If a question asked - When was first battle of HaldiGhati fought?
Or How many planets are there in solar system?
These questions belong to general knowledge category
Why??
Because answers of these questions are almost fixed and not get changed with lattest happening.

Where as…
If the question is - Who is the new Rail minister?
Or Which team won the Asia cup?
These questions belong to general Awareness category
Why??
Because answers of these questions are depends upon happenings of the news around the world.
All competitive examinations in India use these terms General Knowledge and General Awareness interchangeably.
This article is an effort to help you aspirant in understanding the scope and meaning of these terms so that you will able to crack all competitive exams with precision.
In the next article we will try to make a list of topics of General Knowledge and General Awareness (Current Affairs) so that it become more clear to remember questions of those topics which are important for you upcoming exams.

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