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    Geography – Yearwise Questions – Agriculture – Soil – Climate – W.B.C.S. Mains Examination.

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    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

    1. _________ is the largest producer of sugarcane In India.
      (A) Maharashtra
      (B) Gujrat
      (C) Uttar Pradesh
      (D) Madhya Pradesh
    2. ______ is the largest producer of tea.
      (A) West Bengal
      (B) Tamil Nadu
      (C) Assam
      (D) Karnataka
      3. Muzaffarnagar In Uttar Pradesh is famous for production of
      (Sugar Bowl of India)
      (A) Millet
      (B) Cotton
      (C) Tobacco
      (D) Sugarcane
      4. India is not the leading producers of ______ spices.
      (A) Cumin
      (B) Cardamom
      (C) Ginger
      (D) Chilli
    3. India is the largest exporter of
      (A) Orange
      (B) Pear
      (C) Cashew nuts
      (D) Strawberry
    4. Black soil is mostly found in _____ states of India.
      (A) Maharashtra and Gujrat
      (B) Maharashtra and Rajasthan
      (C) Andhra Pradesh and Kerala
      (D) Bihar and Madhya Pradesh
    5. Saline soil is found in
      (A) Estuary of Narmada
      (B) Malwa Plateau
      (C) Meghalaya Plateau
      (D Rajmahal Hills
      8. The full form of the abbreviation NLM is
      (A) Northern Line of Monsoon
      (B) Normal Line of Monsoon
      (C) Northern Limit of Monsoon
      (D) Normal Limit of Monsoon
      9. _______ is the highest producer of milk in India.
      (A) Uttar Pradesh
      (B) Andhra Pradesh
      (C) Haryana
      (D) Rajasthan
      10. Blue revolution is aimed at increasing the production of ____
      (A) Milk
      (B) Poultry
      (C) Shrimp
      (D) Indigo
    6. The western disturbances cause winter precipitation in north-west
      regions of Indian subcontinent. It originates from
      (A) Mediterranean Sea
      (B) Aral Sea
      (C) Caspian Sea
      (D) None of the above
    7. According to Koppen’s climatic classification, Kerala has climate.
      (A) Tropical monsoon
      (B) Tropical moist
      (C) Tropical savanna
      (D) Cold Humid Winter
      13. _____ crosses the Himalayas and brings dry and stable weather in
      winter in India.
      (A) Easterly Jet Streams
      (B) Westerly jet streams
      (C) Both easterly and westerly jet streams
      (D) South Eastern Monsoon wind

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

    1. Mumbai receives more rainfall than Pune because
      (A) Mumbai is on the windward side
      (B) Pune is at a greater elevation.
      (C) Mumbai is a coastal city.
      (D) Pune has less vegetation.
      2. The area with annual rainfall less than 50 cm in a year is
      (A) Meghalaya
      (B) Leh in Kashmir
      (C) Coromondal Coast
      (D) Konkan Coast
      3. Which one of the following is the wittiest place in India?
      (East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya)
      (A) Mahabaleswar
      (B) Cherapunji
      (C) Udhaga-mandalam
      (D) Mawsynram
      4. Which coasts of India is most affected by tropical cyclones?
      (A) Malabar
      (B) Andhra
      (C) Konkan
      (D) Gujarat
      5. Which one of the following is the driest region of India ?
      (A) Telengana
      (B) Marwar
      (C) Vidarbha.
      (D) Marathwada
      6. Western disturbances cause rainfall in the following Indian States during
      winter
      (A) Punjab and Haryana
      (B) Bihar and West Bengal
      (C) Kerela and Karnataka
      (D) M.P. & U.P.
      7. Nagpur gets scanty rainfall as it is located towards
      (A) Windward side
      (B) Seawash side
      (C) Onshore side
      (D) Leeward side
      8. Delhi gets winter rainfall due to
      (A) SW Monsoon
      (B) NE Monsoon
      (C) Conventional rain
      (D) Western disturbance
      9. Which of the following is the area of lowest pressure over Indian subcontinent during hot dry weather season?
      (A) Rann of Kutch
      (B) Rajasthan
      (C) N-W India
      (D) Meghalaya
      10. One of the regions that receives rainfall from NE monsoon is
      (A) West Bengal
      (B) Assam
      (C) Kerala
      (D) Tamil Nadu
      11. If 20% or more area of the country suffers from rain deficits during
      monsoon, it is termed as
      (A) Flood year
      (B) Drought year
      (C) Famine year
      (D) Self sufficient
      12. The daily weather map of India is prepared and print at
      (India Meteorological Department, Pune)
      (A) Kolkata
      (B) Mumbai
      (C) New Delhi
      (D) Pune
      13. Watermelons grow the best in
      (A) Alluvial soil
      (B) Sandy soil
      (C) Black soil
      (D) Latente soil
      14. Laterite soil is found in which of the following states of India?
      (A) Haryana and Punjab
      (B) Jammu and Kashmir
      (C) Gujrat and Rajasthan
      (D) Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
      15. Saline and alkaline soils in India are also called as
      (A) Kallar
      (B) Khadar
      (C) Regur
      (D) Bangar
      16. Pruning is an essential part in cultivation of
      (A) Rubber
      (B) Tobacco
      (C) Coffee
      (D) Tea
      17. The variety of coffee largely grown in India is
      (A) Old chicks
      (B) Coorgs
      (C) Arabica
      (D) Kents
      18. Under which plan did the Government introduce an agricultural strategy
      which gave rise to Green Revolution?
      (1969-74)
      (A) Sixth Five Year Plan
      (B) Second FYP
      (C) Fourth FYP
      (D) Third FYP
      19. The production of onion is the highest in
      (A) Uttar Pradesh
      (B) Madhya Pradesh
      (C) Maharashtra
      (D) Andhra Pradesh
      20. Blue Revolution is related to
      (A) Fish production
      (B) Milk production
      (C) Oil production
      (D) Food production
      21. The largest irrigated area in India is occupied by
      (A) Sugarcane
      (B) Rice
      (C) Cotton
      (D) Wheat
      22. Which of the following are not grown in the Kharif season?
      (A) Bajra and Rice
      (B) Maize and Jowar
      (C) Barley and Mustard
      (D) Jowar and Rice
      23. ‘Operation Flood’ is associated with
      (A) Milk production
      (B) Wheat production
      (C) Flood control
      (D) Water harvesting

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

    1. Which state in India leads in fish consumption?
      (A) Odisha
      (B) Assam
      (C) Kerala (Per Capita 2kg/month)
      (D) West Bengal
      2. Tobacco cultivated in India is mostly used to make
      (A) Cigarette (40%)
      (B) Beedi
      (C) Zarda
      (D) Snuff powder
      3. ‘Khadar’ is a younger alluvium usually found in the state of
      (A) Bihar
      (B) Uttar Pradesh
      (C) Rajasthan
      (D) Assam
      4. Gully erosion on soil surface is more prominent in India in
      (A) Chambal area
      (B) Bikaner-Jodhpur area
      (C) Odisha plain area
      (D) Darjeeling hill area
      5. The state of Maharashtra has mainly
      (A) Red soil
      (B) Lateritic soil
      (C) Alkaline soil
      (D) Black soil
      6. The most important human factor responsible for soil erosion in India is
      (A) overgrazing
      (B) deforestation
      (C) over utilization of land and soil
      (D) over utilization of groundwater
      7. Tank irrigation is more prevalent in
      (A) Peninsular India
      (B) Brahmaputra valley
      (C) Thar desert region
      (D) Lower Ganga plains
      8. Which region is called “The granary of South India“
      (A) Coimbatore
      (B) Tiruchirappalli
      (C) Thanjavur
      (D) Thiruvananthapuram
      9. The traditionally most important cotton growing region in India is
      (1st – Maharastra )
      (A) Tamil Nadu
      (B) Indo-Ganga plain
      (C) Deccan Trap
      (D) Chotanagpur plateau
      10. The highest rate of yield of sugarcane is found in the state of
      (A) Bihar
      (B) Uttar Pradesh
      (C) Maharashtra
      (D) Tamil Nadu
      11. The three indigenous silk worms in India are
      (A) Tassar, Gir, Mullet
      (B) Eel, Muga, Carp
      (C) Tassar, Eri, Muga
      (D) Muga, Eel, Gir
      12. The most important rice producing district of Andhra Pradesh is ?
      (A) Guntur
      (B) Vellore
      (C) East Godavari
      (D) West Godavari
      13. Which one of the following crops requires penning for better yields?
      (A) Tea
      (B) Coffee
      (C) Rubber
      (D) Mango
      14. Which one of the following is correctly matched in terms of average
      annual rainfall (in mm) ?
      (A) Kolkata – 1200
      (B) Delhi – 800
      (C) Bikaner – 100
      (D) Srinagar- 400
      15. The maximum variability of annual rainfall in India occurs in
      (A) Meghalaya plateau region.
      (B) Ganga plain region.
      (C) Thar desert region.
      (D) Peninsular region.
      16. Low rainfall is experienced in Tamil Nadu during the South
      West/Summer monsoon because
      (A) Tamil Nadu is situated in a rain shadow area.
      (B) wind blows from land to sea.
      (C) temperature is abnormally high.
      (D) low moisture in the air
      17. The Northern plains of India get rainfall in winter from
      (A) the thunderstorms
      (B) the easterly depressions
      (C) the western disturbances
      (D)the retreating monsoon

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

    1. Regur soil is much suitable for one of the following :
      (A) Jute
      (B) Coffee
      (C) Cotton
      (D) Tea
      2.Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
      (A) White Revolution – Milk Production
      (B) Blue Revolution – Fish Production
      (C) Yellow Revolution – Oilseed Production
      (D) Green Revolution – Rice Production
      3. The highest yield of rice per hectare in India is in
      (A) Tamil Nadu
      (D) West Bengal
      (C) Haryana
      (D) Punjab (3838 kg/hectare)
      4. What is Jhoom ?
      (A) A type of cultivation
      (B) A music of tribe
      (C) A tribal dance
      (D) A type of soil
      5. In which region of India tank irrigation is most popular ?
      (A) Uttar Pradesh
      (B) Rajasthan
      (C) Andhra Pradesh
      (D) Tamil Nadu
      6. Which state is leading producer of coconut ?
      (A) Assam
      (B) Kerala
      (C) Tamil Nadu
      (D) Karnataka
      7. The ‘rain shadow’ region in India is
      (A) the eastern part of Western Ghat
      (B) Chotanagpur plateau
      (C) Piedmount of Himalayas
      (D) the desert

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

    1. Which one of the following statements is correct ?
      (a) Stormy weather conditions is indicated by sudden fall in
      barometer reading

      (b) Copernicus has for the first time stated that the Earth was spherical
      (c) Cloudy nights are warmer compared to clear cloudless nights because of
      absorption of heat from atmosphere and send it towards Earth
      (d) None of the above
      2. The term ‘Regur’ refers to :
      (a) Deltaic alluvial soils
      (b) Lateritic soils
      (c) Black Cotton Soils
      (d) Red and yellow soils
      3. The Black Cotton Soil of India –
      I. Is mainly distributed over the River valley of the Deccan
      Il. Is distributed over the Lava Region of the Deccan
      Ill. Has a great capacity of retaining moisture, is extremely fertile at surface
      IV. Occupies about 10% of the total area of the country
      Choose the correct Code
      (a) I, II & III
      (b) I, III & IV
      (c) II & III
      (d) III & IV
      4. Peaty soil is found in
      (black, heavy & acidic)
      (a) Kerala
      (b) Assam
      (c) Manipur
      (d) Gujarat
      5. The immediate cause for the SE Trades to cross the equator and blow as
      SW Monsoon winds over India is the :
      (a) Intense low pressure over Tibet
      (b) Heated Ganga Plain
      (c) Intense low pressure are of Thar desert
      (d) High temperature over Chhotonagpur Plateau
      6. The EL Nino which influence the Indian monsoon is –
      (a) A cold ocean current that flows Northward along the Coast of Chile
      (b) A warm ocean current that flows Westwards along the Coast of
      Ecuador and Peru

      (c) A low pressure system over Western Coast of Spain
      (d) None of the above.
      7. Drought is called when
      (average – 25%)
      (a) Shortage of annual rain fall is by more than 50%
      (b) Shortage of annual rain fall by more than 80%
      (c) Shortage of annual rain fall by more than 60%
      (d) None of the above
      8. Which of the following time, the highest temperature is found in the Earth?

    (a) 12 NOON
    (b) 2 P.M
    (c) 1 P.M
    (d) 12.30 P.M
    9. Which one of the following sets of conditions is necessary for a good
    cultivation of Wheat?
    (a) Moderate temperature and moderate rainfall
    (b) High temperature and heavy rainfall
    (c) High temperature and moderate rainfall
    (d) Low temperature and low rainfall
    10. Which state in India has the largest proportion of its net irrigated area
    under well irrigation
    (55%)
    (a) Haryana
    (b) Bihar
    (c) Gujarat
    (d) West Bengal
    11. State is called the ‘Sugar Bowl of India’
    (a) Uttar Pradesh
    (b) Punjab
    (c) Andhra Pradesh
    (d) Bihar
    12. Sugarcane cultivation in India is an example of
    (a) Plantation agriculture
    (b) Shifting cultivation
    (c) Irrigated cultivation
    (d) Mechanized cultivation
    13. What is Jhum ?
    (a) A type of cultivation
    (b) A type of swinging basket
    (c) A river valley in a dry region
    (d) A tribal dance in MP
    14. Which one of the following areas of India produces largest amount of
    cotton ?
    (a) North western India and Gangetic Paschim Banga
    (b) North Western and Western India
    (c) Western and Southern India
    (d) Plains of Northern India
    15. Which of the following factors are responsible for the rapid growth of
    sugar production in South India as compared to North India ?
    (a) Higher per acre yield of Sugarcane
    (b) Higher Sucrose content of Sugarcane
    (c) Lower Labour cost
    (d) Longer crushing period
    Choose the correct Code
    (a) a & b
    (b) a, b & c
    (c) a, c & d
    (d) a, b & d
    16. Golden Revolution refers to:
    (Nirpakh Tutej)
    (a) Apiculture
    (b) Horticulture
    (c) Sericulture
    (d) None of the above
    17. Which of the following crops are most suitable for cultivation under
    scanty rainfall?
    I. Horse gram
    Il. Rice
    Ill. Mustard
    IV. Wheat
    (a) I and II
    (b) II and IV
    (c) II and III
    (d) I and III
    18. Among the following which one is related to Blue Revolution of India ?
    (a) Horticulture
    (b) Sericulture
    (c) Pisciculture
    (d) Floriculture

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

    1. The Bhabar is composed of
      (a) Old alluvium
      (b) New alluvium
      (c) Gravel and Unsorted sediments
      (d) None of the above
      2. Bhangar is
      (a) Older alluvium
      (b) Newer alluvium
      (c) Coarse sand
      (d) None of the above
      3. Pat lands are
      (flat topped plateau)
      (a) Stepped Plateau
      (b) High level laterite plateau
      (c) Flat topped hills
      (d) Plateau with isolated hills
      4. Tarai soils are
      (a) rich in phosphate
      (c) mature in nature
      (b) deficient in organic matter
      (d) rich in nitrogen
      5. Lateritic soil is not deficient in
      (a) Lime
      (b) Iron
      (c) Organic matter
      (d) Phosphate
    2. In land use and crop intensity model of Von Thunen’s zone of crop
      farming, follow and pasture is nearer to the city than
      (a) Market gardening and milk production
      (b) Fire wood and lumber production
      (c) Three field system
      (d) Crop farming without fallow
      7. Which statement is not true for monsoon?
      (a) Monsoons are large scale seasonal wind systems
      (b) There is complete reversal of winds
      (c) Rhythm is key note of the monsoonal climate
      (d) Monsoons are not affected by ENSO
      8. The wind force is in range of Beaufort scale 6 to 12, it is
      (a) Tropical Depression
      (c) Tropical Disturbance
      (b) Tropical Storm
      (d) Hurricane
      9. Which one is not impact of green revolution on large farmers?
      (a) Rapid increase in agricultural productivity
      (b) Fast adoption of agricultural innovations and high yielding variety of
      seeds
      (c) Little or no change in consumption
      (d) Better standard of life
    3. Food security involves
      (a) Adequate physical availability of food
      (b) Reliable and nutritionally adequate supply of food
      (c) Timely supply of food
      (d) All of the above
    4. Whittlesey’s agricultural systems are based on
      (a) Empirical technique
      (b) Statistical technique
      (c) Normative technique
      (d) qualitative cum Quantitative technique
    5. For which spice is Kashmir famous?
      (a) Cinnamon
      (b) Cloves
      (c) Saffron
      (d) Black Pepper

    Geography – Yearwise Questions – Mountain And Forest – W.B.C.S. Mains Examination.

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

    1. Khar Dung La pass joins
      (A) Leh and Chumbi valley
      (B) Leh and Siachen glacier
      (C) Uttarakhand and Tibet
      (D) Valley of Kashmir and Kargil
    2. ‘Sal’ tree is found in _____ forest.
      (A) Moist Tropical
      (B) Alpine
      (C) Dry Tropical
      (D) None of the above
      3. _____ is the oldest denudated mountain of India.
      (A) Eastern Ghats
      (B) Nilgiri Hills
      (C) Aravalli
      (D) Zaskar
      4. The coal belt of peninsular India developed during period
      (600-300 M years ago)
      (A) Tertiary
      (B) Pleistocene
      (C) Carboniferous
      (D) None of the above
      5. _____ is the highest peak of Meghalaya Plateau.
      (A) Nokrek
      (B) Shillong
      (C) Mirik
      (D) None of the above
    3. Tropical Moist deciduous is not found in
      (A) West Bengal
      (B) Bihar
      (C) Gujrat
      (D) Orrisa
      7. _____ is the highest peak of Sahayadris.
      (A) Anaimudi
      (B) Mahabaleswar
      (C) Pushpagjri
      (D) Aroya-Konda
    4. Wet temperate forest is found in ____ region of India.
      (1000-2000 m above sea level)
      (A) Nilgiri
      (B) Eastern Ghats
      (C) Kashmir Himalayas
      (D) Kachch Peninsula
      9. The is first national park established in India in the year 1936.
      (Nainital, Uttarakhand)
      (A) Bandhavgarh
      (B) Gir
      (C) Indira Gandhi
      (D) Jim Corbett
      10. _____ is declared as national park in the year 2014 and became the
      newest national park of India.
      (no new NP was decled in 2014)
      (Kuno National Park, MP 2018)
      (A) Dachigam
      (B) Gorumara
      (C) Jaldhapara
    5. Dalma Trap is located in ______ state of India.
      (A) Bihar
      (B) Orrisa
      (C) Jharkhand
      (D) None of the above
      (D) Inderkilla (2010, Himachal Pradesh)
    6. Barren Island Wildlife Sanctuary is located In
      (A) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
      (B) Pondicherry
      (C) Andaman and Nicobar Island
      (D) Lakshwadeep
      13. The Dravidian rock system is found in _____ region.
      (A) Krishna Valley
      (B) Chotanagpur plateau
      (C) Spiti Valley
      (D) Damodar Valley
      14. ______ valley lies in between Pir Panjal and Zaskar range.
      (A) Kangra
      (B) Kashmir
      (C) Kulu
      (D) Dun
    7. The Indian Wild Life Protection Act was passed in the year
      (A) 1962
      (B) 1972
      (C) 1975
      (D) 1965
      16. The famous _____ glacier is located at Nubra Valley.
      (A) Baltora
      (B) Punmah
      (C) Siachen
      (D) Kanchenjunga
    8. ______ plateau is separated from the main peninsular plateau of India by
      the wide gap of Garo Rajmahal Gap.
      (A) Madhya Bharat Pathar
      (B) Meghalaya
      (C) Chotonagpur
      (D) Malwa
      18. ______ pass is in Arunachal Pradesh.
      (Tawang)
      (A) Bum La
      (B) Jelep La
      (C) Nathula
      (D) Bazil
      19. ______ hill range is also known as Sahyadris.
      (A) Western Ghats
      (B) Eastern Ghats
      (C) Vindhayas
      (D) Satpura
    9. The Zoji La pass is located in ______ state of India.
      (Srinagar to Leh)
      (A) Jammu and Kashmir
      (B) Himachal Pradesh
      (C) Sikkim
      (D) Arunachal Pradesh
      21. Introduction of Joint Forest Management was an Important objective of
      ____
      (Arabari, West Midnapore)
      (A) National Forest Policy, 1988
      (B) Man and Biosphere Program
      (C) Wild Life Protection Act, 1972
      (D) None of the above
    10. Chandra Tal is located in ______ valley.
      (Himachal Pradesh)
      (A) Kashmir
      (B) Lahaul and Spiti
      (C) Dun
      (D) None of the above
    11. Woods of Sundari tree is used mainly for making _____
      (A) Railway sleepers
      (B) Boat making
      (C) Cricket bat
      (D) None of the above

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

    1. Where is the Bandipur National Park
      (A) Rajasthan
      (B) Andhra Pradesh
      (C) Karnataka
      (D) Assam
      2. Where is the Forest Research institute located?
      (1878)
      (A) Dehradun
      (B) Bhopal
      (C) Lucknow
      (D) Delhi
      3. World’s maximum newsprint paper comes from
      (A) Deciduous forest
      (B) Monsoon forest
      (C) Mangrove forest
      (D) Rain forest
    2. What should be the proportion of forest cover for India to maintain
      ecological balance?
      (A) 11.1%
      (B) 22.2%
      (C) 33.3%
      (D) 44.4%
      5. The Gir Forest is noted for its
      (A) Lion sanctuary
      (B) Deer Park
      (C) Tiger sanctuary
      (D) Crocodile Park
      6. When was the first National Forest Policy issued by the Government of
      India?
      (A) 1952
      (B) 1940
      (C) 1942
      (D) 1999
      7. Namdapha National Park is in
      (A) Mizoram
      (B) Manipur’
      (C) Tripura
      (D) Arunachal Pradesh
      8. Which wildlife sanctuary has the project to conserve the rhinos in India?
      (A) Bandipur
      (B) Pariyar
      (C) Kaziranga
      (D) Gir
      9. The common tree species in Nilgiri hills is
      (A) Sal
      (B) Pines
      (C) Eucalyptus
      (D) Teak
      10. Where was the first Bio-reserve established in India?
      (MAB Programme, 2000)
      (A) Nokrek
      (B) Kanha
      (C) Nilgiris (1986)
      (D) Perlyar
      11. Which is the best known bird sanctuary in Haryana?
      (A) Sultanpur
      (B) Bharatpur
      (C) Rajaji
      (D) Sanska
      12. Which of the following Cities in India is considered as greenest?
      (Evergreen city of India)
      (A) Bengaluru
      (B) Delhi
      (C) Chandigarh
      (D) Thiruvananthapuram
      13. Biosphere Reserve of India, Nanda Devi (UNESCO) is located in the
      state of
      (1982)
      (A) Uttarakhand
      (B) Sikkim
      (C) Meghalaya
      (D) Himachal Pradesh
      14. Bandhavgarh National Park is located in which state?
      (A) Maharashtra
      (B) Madhya Pradesh
      (C) Gujarat
      (D) Jharkhand
      15. A tropical deciduous plant special to the Deccan plateau is
      (A) Teak
      (B) Shisam
      (C) Sandalwood
      (6) Sal .
      16. Where are the Saltoro Ranges located?
      (A) Ladakh
      (B) Along the Vindhyas
      (C) Part of the Karakoram Ranges
      (D) Pan of the Western Ghat
      17. Which part of the Himalayas has the maximum stretch from east to
      west?
      (A) Kumaun Himalayas
      (B) Assam Himalayas
      (C) Punjab Himalayas
      (D) Nepal Himalayas
      18. Naga, Khasi and Garo hills are located in
      (Garo & Khasi Hills are part of Meghalaya Plateau)
      (A) Purvanchal Ranges
      (B) Karakorarn Ranges
      (C) Zaskar Ranges
      (D) Himalaya Ranges
      19. Nathu La, a place where India-China border trade has been resumed
      after 44 years is located on the Indian border in
      (A) Sikkim
      (B) Aruriachal Pradesh
      (C) Himachal Pradesh
      (D) Jammu & Kashmir
      20. Baltoro glacier is located in
      (A) Karakoram ranges
      (B) Pamir plateau
      (C) Shivalik
      (D) Alps
      21. The Deccan trap was formed by the
      (A) Dharwar Vulcanicity
      (B) Mesozoic Vulcanicity
      (C) Cretaceous Vulcanicity
      (D) Palcozoic Vulcanicity
      22. Guru Shikhar on the Abu Hills is the highest peak of which mountain
      ranges?
      (A) Sahyadn
      (B) Purvanchal
      (C) Anaimalai
      (D) Aravallis
      23. Palghat joins which of the following states?
      (Palakkad to Coimbatore)
      (A) Sikkim and West Bengal
      (B) Maharashtra and Orissa
      (C) Kerala and Tamil Nadu
      (D) Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim
      24. Central Highlands of Indian peninsular block are formed of
      (A) Sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
      (B) Igneous and sedimentary rocks
      (C) Igneous and metamorphic rocks
      (D) Sedimentary rocks
      25. Which Himalayan peak is also called ‘Sagar Matha’?
      (A) Nanga parbat
      (B) Dhaulagiri
      (C) Mt. Everest
      (D) Kanchanjunga

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

    1.The headquarters of the Forest Survey of India is located in
    (1981)
    (A) Dehradun
    (B) New Delhi
    (C) Bhopal
    (D) Coimbatore
    2. Which one of the following is not a wood from the Himalayan forests ?
    (tropical hardwood)
    (A) Deodar
    (B) Chir
    (C) Teak
    (D) Cypress
    3. Which one of the following states has the maximum forest cover
    compared to its total area ?
    (A) Jharkhand
    (B) Chattisgarh
    (C) Sikkim
    (D) Arunachal Pradesh (79.63%)
    4. Tropical wet evergreen forests are found in
    (A) the Andaman-Nicobar islands
    (B) the Assam valley
    (C) the Chotanagpur plateau
    (D) the Lesser Himalayan region
    5. Which one of the following Biosphere Reserves in India is not correctly
    matched ?
    (A) Nanda devi – Uttarakhand
    (B) Namdhapa – Assam
    (C) Gulf of Mannar – Tamil Nadu
    (D) Nokrek – Meghalaya
    6. ‘Pat Lands’ are found in
    (A) Malwa Plateau
    (B) Bundelkhand Uplands
    (C) Chotanagpur Plateau
    (D) Maharashtra Plateau
    7. Most of the highest peaks of the Himalayas are located in
    (A) the Trans Himalayas
    (B) The Central Himalayas
    (C) the Middle Himalayas
    (D) the Outer Himalayas

    1. The Eastern Ghats and The Western Ghats meet at the
      (A) Nilgiris
      (B) Vindhyas
      (C) Satpuras
      (D) Paini hills
      9. The foot hill areas of the Himalayas are called
      (A) Basic Himalayas
      (B) Southern Himalayas
      (C) Siwalik
      (D) Doon
      10. The ‘Deccan Trap’ cannot be found in the state of
      (A) Gujarat
      (B) Maharashtra
      (C) Karnataka
      (D) Tamil Nadu
      11.The earliest rock formation in India can be found in
      (A) the Deccan plateau region
      (B) the Himalayan region
      (C) the Ganga-Brahmaputra plain region
      (D) the Deltaic region
      12. ‘Jelep La’ is a mountain pass located in
      (Sikkim – Tibet)
      (A) Bhutan
      (B) Nepal
      (C) Arunachal Pradesh
      (D) Sikkim
      13. The Mt. Everest is located in
      (A) Sub-Himalayan region
      (B) Lesser Himalayan region
      (C) Greater Himalayan region
      (D) Trans-Himalayan region
      14. ‘Syntaxial bend’ is associated with
      (A) the origin of the Himalayas.
      (B) deep gorges of the Indus and the Brahmaputra.
      (C) formation of the Tapi valley.
      (D) Rajmahal Gap.
      15. ‘Sagarmatha’ in the Himalayas is also known as
      (A) Dhaulagiri
      (B) Kanchenjunga
      (C) NangaParvat
      (D) Mt. Everest

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

    1. The highest peak of South India is :
      (A) Annamalai hill
      (B) Palini hill
      (C) Dodabetta
      (D) Anaimudi

    2.The Garo, Khashi, Jainto hills were formed in the same age as
    (A) Himalaya
    (B) Malwa Plateau
    (C) Siwalik
    (D) Himachal Range
    3. The Peninsular Plateau of India extends to
    (A) Mizo hills
    (B) Himachal Himalayas
    (C) Meghalaya hills
    (D) Assam valley
    4. Which one of the following mountain range is latest in its origin ?
    (A) Greater Himalayas
    (B) Vlndhyas
    (C) Siwaliks
    (D) Satpura

    1. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
      (A) Dhupgarh : Satpura
      (B) Panchmarhi : Mahadev
      (C) Dodagiri : Nilgiris
      (D) Mahendragiri : Estern Ghats
      6. The oldest mountain range of India is
      (A) Satpura
      (B) Vindhya
      (C) Aravali
      (D) Himalayas
    2. Baralachala pass is in
      (Leh–Manali Highway)
      (A) Punjab
      (C) Uttaranachal
      (B) Uttar Pradesh
      (D) Himachal Pradesh
      8. Saramati is the highest peak of
      (Nagaland)
      (A) Naga
      (B) Aravali
      (C) Himalaya
      (D) Nilgiri
    3. The highest peak of India in Himalayan range is:
      (A) Mt. Everest
      (B) Nanda Devi
      (C) Kanchanjunga
      (D) K2
    4. Zojila is a pass between
      (NH -1)
      (A) Kashmir valley and Laddakh
      (B) Lahaul vally and Spiti
      (C) Chumbi vally and Sikkim
      (D) Arunachal Pradesh and Tibet
      11. The mangrove forests are found in
      (A) Western Ghat
      (B) Eastern Ghat
      (C) Deltaic region of Krishna and Godavari
      (D) North-East Himalaya
      12. Moist Tropical Evergreen forests are found in
      (A) the Deccan Plateau
      (B) the Shillong Plateau
      (C) Southern States
      (D) the Siwaliks
      13. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
      (Chandra Prabha Sanctuary – UP)
      (A) Kaziranaga – Assam
      (B) Shivpuri – Madhya Pradesh
      (C) Chandraprabhya – Bihar
      (D) Corbett National Park – Uttaranchal
      14. In which state silent valley is located ?
      (Nilgiri hills)
      (A) Tamil Nadu
      (B) Assam
      (C) Kerala
      (D) Rajasthan
      15. The largest reserve of Sal forest is found in
      (A) Eastern Peninsula
      (B) Nilgiri hills
      (C) Dehradun valley
      (D) Aravali
      16. Dandakaranya Project is situated in
      (Odisha & Chhattisgarh)
      (A) Tamil Nadu
      (B) Maharashtra
      (C) Madhya Pradesh
      (D) Goa

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

    1. The upliftment of the Himalayas was first initiated during the period of-
      (a) Middle Pliocene
      (b) Middle Oligocene
      (c) Middle Eocene
      (d) Middle Miocene
      2. Structurally, the Great Himalaya is –
      (a) an autochthonous zone
      (b) A par-autochthonous zone
      (c) An allochthonous zone
      (d) A Suture zone
      3. Which one of the following is most prone to earth quake ?
      (a) High hill-tops
      (b) Young folded mountain
      (e) Oil shields
      (d) All of the above
      4. The highest peak of the Himalayas in India is in:
      (Kangchenjunga – 8,586 m)
      (a) Uttar Pradesh
      (b) Kashmir
      (c) Sikkim
      (d) Himachal Pradesh
    2. Western Ghats in Maharashtra is known as –
      (a) Nilgiris
      (b) Cardamom Hills
      (c) Annamalai
      (d) Sahyadris
      6. The typical area of ‘Sal’ forests in the Indian Peninsula occurs
      (a) On the Western Ghats
      (b) Between the Tapti and the Narmada
      (c) To the North-East of Godavari
      (d) On the Malwa Plateau
      7. Among the following States, which one has the largest forest area?
      (a) Gujarat
      (b) Karnataka
      (c) Odisha
      (d) Tamil Nadu
      8. Which one of the following does not belong to biosphere reserves set-up
      so far?
      (a) Great Nicobar
      (b) Sunderbans
      (c) Nanda Devi
      (d) Gulf of Kachch
      9. Reserved Forest is a forest-
      (a) Totally under Government control
      (b) Meant mainly for tribal people
      (c) Earmarked for commercial exploitation with restricted grazing
      (d) With wild life protection
      10. Which Sanctuary in Kerala is known for elephants ?
      (a) Parakal
      (b) Periyar
      (c) Chandraprabha
      (d) Kanha

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

    1. The Zaskar is one of the main ranges of
      (a)The great Himalayan Systems
      (b) The Trans Himalayan Systems
      (c) The Central Himalayan Systems
      (d) The Middle Himalayan Systems
      2. ‘Silent Valley’ is located in
      (a) Karnataka
      (b) Kerala
      (c) Himachal Pradesh
      (d) Uttarakhand
      3. Wildlife Protection Act was passed in
      (a) 1970
      (b) 1972
      (c) 1980
      (d) 1986
    2. The Hindustan Tibet Road connecting Shimla with Western Tibet passes
      through –
      (Himachal Pradesh)
      (a) Shipki La pass
      (b) Zoji La Pass
      (c) Thaga La pass
      (d) Jelep La pass
      5. Which one is not a component/part of Social Forestry?
      (a) Urban forestry
      (b) Agro forestry
      (c) Commercial farm forestry
      (d) None of the above
      6. Which one is not an objective of the social forestry?
      (a) Securing revenue
      (b) Improving aesthetic values
      (c) Reduction of environmental pollution
      (d) To reduce pressure on the traditional forest areas
    3. The Little Rann of Kutch is the only home of the
      (a) Great Indian Bustard
      (b) Blackbuck
      (c) Flamingo
      (d) Indian Wild Ass
    4. In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest
      area?
      (a) Tropical Moist Deciduous (37%)
      (b) Montane Wet Temperate
      (c) Tropical Dry Deciduous
      (d) Tropical Wet Evergreen
    5. Kudremukh National Park is located in
      (a) Kerala
      (b) Tamil Nadu
      (c) Karnataka
      (d) Andhra Pradesh
      10. In which year the first Forest Policy of independent India was declared?
      (a) 1950
      (b) 1951
      (c) 1952
      (d) 1956

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