1.Farakka Barrage was constructed for the purpose of

(A) generation of hydro-electricity.

(B) water treaty between India and Bangladesh.

(C) supplying irrigation water in the lower deltaic plains.

(D) navigation in the Hooghly channel. 

2. The biggest thermal power station in West Bengal is located at (Mejia Power Station. Durlabhpur, Bankura)

(A) Bandel

(B) Durgapur

(C) Farakka 

(D) Kolaghat

ANS: Durlabhpur, Bankura

3. As per the Indian Standards Institution (ISI) most of the area of West Bengal lies under the following seismic zone:

(A) I and II

(B) III and IV

(C) IV and V 

(D) II and III

4. In which of the following district of West Bengal the Khoayi or Badland topography is found?

(A) Nadia (B) Darjiling (C) Uttar Dinajpur (D) Birbhum 

5. The Barakar river is a tributary of

(A) the Damodar (B) the Mahanadi (C) the Ganga (D) the Ajay 

6. In West Bengal, according to Census of India, 2011, the highest number of census towns (CTs) are found in the district of

(A) Howrah (B) North 24 Parganas (C) Hooghly (D) Bardhhaman 

7. According to the Census of India, 2011, in West Bengal, the lowest density of population was found in the district of

(A) Darjiling (B) Dakshin Dinajpur (C) Bankura (D) Purulia 

8. Name the newest district of West Bengal.

(A) Kalimpong (B) Paschim Bardhhaman (C) Jhargram (D) Alipur Duar 

9. According to the census of India. 2011, in West Bengal, the highest literacy rate of population was found in the district of

(A) Purba Medinipur (B) Howrah (B) Kolkata (D) North 24 Parganas 

10. Which one of the following rivers has originated from the 'Paglajhora' waterfalls of Kurseong?

(A) Jaldhaka  (B) Sankosh (C) Mahananda (D) None of the above 

11. The Singalila mountain range is situated on the border between West Bengal and

(A) Assam (B) Bhutan (C) Sikkim (D) Nepal

1. 'Subansiri' is the tributary of

(A)Brahmaputra river (B) Godavari river (C) Ganga river (D) Ghaghara river

2.East Kolkata wetlands have been declared as

(A) World heritage site (B) Ramsar site  (C) Biodiversity site (D) Tourist site

3.Literacy Literacy rate in West Bengal Census, 2011

(A) 70% (B)77% (C) 80% (D) 91%

1.Which one of the following is not correct ?

(A) Toy Train of Darjeeling has been given Heritage Railways Station by UNESCO.

(B) Mangpu of Kalimpong subdivision is famous for Cinchona cultivation.

(C) Lyed Botanical Garden is situated in Kurseong subdivision.

(D) Himalaya Mountaineering Institute is located in the Darjeeling town.

2.Which one has not been correctly matched ?

(A) Burdwan : Coal      (B) Purulia : Lime stone           (C) Birbhum : China clay      (D) Bankura : Manganese

3.Sidrapong of Darjeeling has India's first

(A) Plywood factory     (B) Saw mill      (C) Hydropower station        (D) None of the above

4.Mohammed bazar of Birbhum is famous for

(A) China clay             (B) Lime stone             (C) Dolomite   (D) None of the above

5.——— state of India has more females in number than males a sex-ratio of 1084/1000 according to the Census of India, 2011.

(A) Karnataka      (B) West Bengal     (C) Kerala        (D) Orissa

6.Which one of the following is not a tributary of Brahmaputra ?

(A) Kameng     (B) Kopoli       (C) Seonath      (D) Dhansiri

7.West Bengal shares boundaries with how many foreign countries ?

(A) Five            (B) Two       (C) Three             (D) Four

8.Which one of the following States has got highest density of population on the basis of 1991 census report ?

(A) Kerala       (B) West Bengal          (C) Bihar          (D) None of the above

9.Malda district of West Bengal is famous for

(A) Sericulture            (B) Horticulture            (C) Apiculture              (D) Aquaculture

1.Sheets, rods, plates, utensils from  —— are manufactured by mill at Belur (West Bengal).

(A) Iron and steel       (B) Copper        (C) Bronze          (D) Aluminium

 2.Malda district of West Bengal is famous for

(A) Sericulture       (B) Horticulture    (C) Apiculture           (D) Aquaculture

3.Bangladesh access the enclaves in Cooch Behar through  —— corridor.

(A) Teen Bigha           (8) Darjeeling               (C) Jalpaiguri               (D) None of the above

1.Which of the following canals is located in W.B. ?

(A) Lower Ganga canal           (B) Sarada canal       (C) Eden canal              (D) Sirhand canal

1.Which state in India leads in fish consumption ?

(A) Odisha       (B) Assam       (C) Kerala        (D) West Bengal

2.An Important pearl fishing centre in India is

(A) Kandla        (B) Tuticorin        (C) Cochin              (D) Nhava Sheva

3.Which one of the following statement is not true in case of the East Kolkata Wetlands (E K W) ?

(A) It has an area of about 800 ha

(B) It is a Ramsar site

(C) It is popular for its waste recycling properties

(D) It is covered by a large number of water bodies only

4.Which one of the following towns of West Bengal has been selected for 'smart city' development ?

(A) Kalyani         (B) Siliguri    (C) Haldia        (D) Bidhannagar

5.The most vulnerable tribal community in West Bengal is

(A) Santhal        (B) Munda     (C) Birhore        (D) Toto

6.The district having the highest percentage of ST population (in 2011) in West Bengal is

(A) Darjeeling              (B) Alipurduar       (C) Purulia        (D) Dakshin Dinajpur

7.Which one of the following is not an island of the Sundarban region ?

(A) Gosaba         (B) Pathar pratima                (C) Jammudwip       (D) Sabujdwip

8.The number of class I towns in West Bengal is

(A) 68        (B) 58         (C) 48       (D) 38

9.Coal mines in West Bengal are mainly of

(A) Anthracite type         (B) Bituminus type              (C) Lignite type                (D) Peat type

10.West Bengal has the highest number of livestock in the form of

(A) Buffalo        (B) Shero        (C) Goat          (D) Cattle

11.Share (in %) of the net sown area is the maximum in the district of

(A) Purba Medinipur              (B) Malda         (C) Bardhaman            (D) Uttar Dinajpur

12.The maximum migration (migrants by place of birth) in West Bengal (as in 2001) had occurred as

(A) Inter-district          (B) Intra-district            (C) Inter-state              (D) International

13.Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the district of

(A) Bardhaman            (B) South 24 Parganas        (C) North 24 Parganas        (D) Nadia

14.Clouded Leopard in West Bengal can be spotted in wild in

(A) Neora Vally              (B) Buxa        (C) Sundarban             (D) The forests of Purulia

15.'Barid' tract is found in the district of

(A) Jalpaiguri               (B) Birbhum    (C) North 24 Parganas       (D) Dakshin Dinajpur

1.Population density of West Bengal as on 2011 is -

(A) 1028 person per square km.

(B) 1023 person per square km.

(C) 1038 person per square km.

(D) 1033 person per square km,

2.Literacy rate of West Bengal as on 2011 is-

(A) 72.04%        (B) 77.08%                (C) 78.01%      (D) 73.50%

3.Lowest literacy rate found in West Bengal is in -

(A) Purba Medinipur       (B) Coch Bihar      (C) Uttar Dinajpur          (D) Malda

4.UNESCO declared ---------- as a Biosphere Reserve as well as a World Heritage site in 1997 -

(A) Bitarkanika             (B) Jim Corbet             (C) Kanha        (D) Sundarban

5.Level of urbanization in West Bengal in 2011 is  -

(A) 27.81%     (B) 31.16%      (C) 28.32%     (D) 32.24%

1.Aluminium Factory of West Bengal is located at :

(A) Falta          (B) Asansol         (C) Durgapur           (D) Batanagar

2.Lowest rainfall of West Bengal is found in :

(A) Purulia       (B) Birbhum                (C) Paschim Midnapore       (D) Bankura

3.West Bengal was formed on

(A) 1st January of 1905      (B) 15th August of 1947             (C) 26th January of 1950          (D) 14th April of 1948

4.Consider the following statements and select the correct answer using codes given below

I.Rivers of Sundarban Region are fed by high tides

II.Most of the riven of Sundarban Region are distributaries of Hooghly

III. Haldi is a tributary ol Hooghly

IV.Saptamukhi and Piyali fall in Sundarban Region

(A) I & III        (B)  II & III          (C) I, II & IV    (D) None of the above   ANS : I , II , III &  IV

5. ............ is the largest district of West Bengal in size -

(A) South 24 Parganas          (B) Midnapore (West)              (C) Burdwan          (D) Jalpaiguri

1.Which is the highest peak in West Bengal ?

(A) Sandakfu              (B) Falut          (C) Sabargam              (D) Tonglu

2.Which of the following districts of West Bengal has the lowest literacy rate in 2011 ?

(A) Malda         (B) Murshidabad          (C) Purulia        (D) Uttar Dinajpur

3.The approximate percentage of land under forest in West Bengal is

(A) 20.5%        (B) 13.5%        (C) 15.5%       (D) 28.5%

4.North-South stretch Hooghly industrial belt is from Bansberia to

(A) Naihati        (B) Budge Budge      (C) Belghoria  (D) Uluberia

5.In which part of the Ganga delta land building has practically ceased ?

(A) North 24-Parganas            (B) South 24-Parganas       (C) Nadia                (D) Malda


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