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    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

    1. According to the Indus Water Treaty, India got the exclusive right to use the water of three rivers and among them one is
      (1960)
      (A) Jhelum
      (B) Ravi
      (C) Chenab
      (D) Indus
    2. ______ is the largest west flowing river of Peninsular India.
      (1310 km)
      (A) Tapi
      (B) Sabarmati
      (C) Narmada
      (D) None of the above
    3. _____ is the source of river Chambal.
      (Janapav Hills, Vindhayan Range)
      (A) Malwa plateau
      (B) Aravalli range
      (C) Vindhyan range
      (D) Satpura range
    4. Chilka is an example of
      (A) Crater
      (B) Lagoon
      (C) Glacial
      (D) Aeolian
    5. Ganga is an example of ______ river
      (A) Consequent
      (B) Subsequent
      (C) Antecedent
      (D) None of the above
    6. The Indus originates from the glaciers of ____ range.
      (A) Pir Panjal
      (B) Kailash
      (C) Zaskar
      (D) Saitora
    7. Tilaiya Dam is on river.
      (Jharkhand, 1953)
      (A) Barakar
      (B) Damodar
      (C) Konar
      (D) None of the above
    8. Mandakini and Alakananada meet at ______
      (A) Rudra Prayag
      (B) Karan Prayag
      (C) Allahabad
      (D) Deva Prayag
    9. Ukai dam is on Ukai river which is a tributary of _____ river.
      (Vallabh Sagar reservoir, Gujrat)
      (A) Narmada
      (B) Mahanadi
      (C) Tapi
      (D) Ganga
    10. Shivasamudram Dam is constructed on _____ river.
      (Shivanasamudra Falls)
      (A) Narmada
      (B) Mahanadi
      (C) Krishna
      (D) Kaveri

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

    1. The river which joins Ganga from Southern side
      (A) Betwa
      (B) Chambal
      (C) Son
      (D) Ken
    2. The first multipurpose project of independent India is
      (1948)
      (A) Bhakra-Nangal
      (B) Damodar
      (C) Hirakud
      (D) NagaijUfla
    3. Where is the Rana Pratap Sagar Dam built?
      (A) On river Sutlej
      (B) On river Chambal
      (C) On river Narmada
      (D) On river Gandak
    4. The ‘Pong Dam’ is constructed on the river
      (Maharana Pratap Sagar)
      (A) Ravi
      (B) Tapti
      (C) Beas
      (D) Don
    5. An important river of the Indian desert is
      (A) Luni
      (B) Narmada
      (C) Krishna
      (D) Beas
    6. Which river is under dispute involving MP, Maharashtra, Gujrat ?
      (A) Krishna
      (B) Narmada
      (C) Koyna
      (D) Tapti
    7. Srinagar is located on the bank of
      (A) Indus
      (B) Jhelum
      (C) Chnul
      (D) Ravi
    8. The river which is used for inland waterways in India is
      (A) Ganga
      (B) Cauven
      (C) Mahi
      (D) Luni
    9. Nasik is situated on the bank of the river
      (A) Mahanadi
      (B) Tapti
      (C) Krishna
      (D) Godavari
    10. Which of the following rivers makes an estuary?
      (A) Krishna
      (B) Mahanadi
      (C) Godavari
      (D) Narmada
    11. Which of the following is a river from Central India and joining
      Yamuna/Ganga ?
      (A) Ghagra
      (B) Gomti
      (C) Kosi
      (D) Betwa
    12. On which river has the Hirakud dam been built?
      (A) Mahanadi
      (B) Godavari
      (C) Cauvery
      (D) Periyar
    13. Which river originates from the Amarkantak plateau?
      (A) Narmada river
      (B) Son river
      (C) Betwa river
      (D) Godavari river
    14. Where is Tala Hydroelectric project which is expected to generator 1020
      power, located?
      (A) Arunachal Pradesh
      (B) Bhutan
      (C) Nepal
      (D) Himachal Pradesh
    15. Which of the following pairs is wrongly matched?
      (A) Koyana project — Maharashtra
      (B) Sharavathy project — Kamataka
      (C) Balimela project — Orissa
      (D) Sabarigiri project — Gujarat (Kerala)
    16. Tehri Dam receives water from which of the following rivers?
      (Uttarakhand)
      (A) Alaknanda
      (B) Bhagirathi
      (C) Gandak
      (D) Ghaghra
    17. Which state is irrigated by Ganga canal?
      (A) Uttar Pradesh
      (B) Bihar
      (C) West Bengal
      (D) Rajasthan
    18. In which part of India, canal irrigation system is the most common?
      (A) Tamil Nadu
      (B) Maharashtra
      (C) Sikkim
      (D) Uttar Pradesh
    19. What is the longest Irrigation Canal in India called?
      (A) Yainuna Canal
      (B) Sirhand Canal
      (C) Indira Gandhi Canal
      (D) Upper Ban Doal Canal
    20. Where is Nathpa Jhakri power project located?
      (Sutlej river )
      (A) Uttarakhand
      (B) Arunachal Pradesh
      (C) Himachal Pradesh
      (D) Andhra Pradesh
    21. The confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi is known as
      (A) Rudraprayag
      (B) Devaprayag
      (C) Handwar
      (D) Kedarnath
    22. On the tributary of which river has Rihand Dam been constructed?
      (Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar, UP)
      (A) Chambal
      (B) Yamuna
      (C) Son
      (D) Periyar
    23. River Indus originates from
      (A) Hindukush range
      (B) Himalayan range
      (C) Karakoram range
      (D) Kailash range
    24. Which of the following rivers has its Source outside India?
      (A) Brahmaputra
      (B) Beas
      (C) Ravi
      (D) Jhelum
    25. The river also known as Tsangpo in Tibet is
      (A) Ganga
      (B) Brahmaputra
      (C) Indus
      (D) Teesta
    26. Surat is situated on the banks of the river
      (A) Tapti
      (B) Mahanadi
      (C) Bhima

    (D) Godavari

    1. The joint river valley venture of India and Nepal
      (Sorrow of Bihar)
      (A) Gomati
      (B) Chambal
      (C) Damodar
      (D) Kosi
    2. Which one of the following river flows through a rift valley?
      (A) Godavari
      (B) Narmada
      (C) Krishna
      (D) Mahanadi
    3. Majuli the largest river island in the world, lies in the State of
      (A) Arunachal Pradesh
      (B) Assam
      (C) Tripura
      (D) Mizorarn
    4. Meghna is the combined stream of which two rivers?
      (A) Ganga and Yamuna
      (B) Ganga and Gomati
      (C) Ganga and Son
      (D) Ganga and Brahmaputra

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

    1.Loktak is the only major power project located in the State of
    (A) Nagaland
    (B) Manipur
    (C) Mizorum
    (D) Tripura

    2.The longest road bridge in India is on the river
    (Bhupen Hazarika Setu, 9.15 km)
    (A) Son
    (B) Godavari
    (C) Ganga
    (D) Lohit River

    1. Which one of the following rivers has the highest run off ?
      (A) The Ganga
      (B) The Brahmaputra (2900 km)
      (C) The Indus (2880 km)
      (D) The Narmada
    2. Which one of the following in the correct sequence of the tributary rivers
      of the Indus from north to south direction ?
      (A) Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Satluj
      (B) Chenab, Jhelum, Satluj,Ravi
      (C) Ravi, Satluj, Chenab, Jhelum
      (D) Satluj, Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab
    3. The largest river system of the Peninsular India is
      (1465 km)
      (A) the Krishna
      (B) the Godavari
      (C) the Mahanadi
      (D) the Narmada
    4. The first hydro-power plant in India was set up at
      (Sidrapong, 1897)
      (A) Mandi
      (B) Darjeeling
      (C) Sivasamudram

    (D) Pykara.

    1. Which one of the following river is not connected with the proposed
      Ganga – Cauvery link canal?
      (A) Sone
      (B) Mahanadi
      (C) Narmada
      (D) Pennar
    2. The Luni river has its origin from
      (A) The Satpura hills
      (B) The Indus river
      (C) The Aravalli hills
      (D)The Himalayan region
    3. Which one of the following rivers had shifted its course frequently ?
      (A) The Brahmaputra
      (B) The Ganga
      (C) The Teesta
      (D)The Koshi
    4. Which one of the following is a right bank tributary of the river Ganga ?
      (A) The Jamuna
      (B) The Gandak
      (C) Kali
      (D) The Tista
    5. Lonar is a
      (Maharashtra)
      (A) salt lake
      (B) lagoon lake
      (C) rift valley lake
      (D) crater lake
    6. The famous Gersoppa Falls is located on the river
      (Karnataka)
      (A) Godavari
      (B) Sharavati
      (C) Narmada
      (D) Cauvery

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

    1. Which of the following is wrongly matched ?
      (A) Srinagar : Jhelum
      (B) Lucknow : Gomati
      (C) Tiruchirappalli : Periyar
      (D) Panaji : Mandovi
    2. The river which is known as ‘Vridha Ganga‘ is
      (A) Krishna
      (B) Kaveri
      (C) Godavari
      (D) Mahanadi
    3. Which one of the following is not a tributary of Godavari ?
      (A) Wardha
      (B) Wainganga
      (C) Manjra
      (D) Tel
    4. Pykara project is located in
      (A) Andhra Pradesh
      (B) Kerala
      (C) Tamil Nadu
      (D) Kamataka
    5. There are a large number of hydro-electric projects in South India,
      because
      (A) coal region is far away.
      (B) there are large number of waterfalls.
      (C) perennial rivers are there.
      (D) there is facility to collect rain water.

    6.Which one of the following is not a tributary of Krishna ?
    (A) Tungabhadra
    (B) Penner
    (C) Bhima
    (D) Sina

    7.Which one of the following rivers makes an estuary ?
    (A) Krishna
    (B) Godavari
    (C) Kaveri
    (D) Tapti

    1. Luni drains
      (A) in Gangetic delta
      (B) in Godavari delta
      (C) in Gulf of Kutch
      (D) in Gulf of Khambhat
    2. In which state the highest waterfall is located in India ?
      (Kunchikal Falls)
      (A) Karnataka
      (B) Assam
      (C) Tamil Nadu
      (D) Kerala

    10.Which one is wrongly matched?
    (A) Nagarjuna Sagar Project – Krishna
    (B) Hirakund – Mahanadi
    (C) Bhakra Nangal – Satluj
    (D) Ukai – Chambal

    1. River Brahmaputra flows through
      (A) Tibet, Bangladesh, India
      (B) India, China, Bangladesh, Tibet
      (C) India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sikkim
      (D) Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bhutan
    2. Rihand is the project of which state ?
      (Sonbhadra Dist.)
      (A) Uttar Pradesh
      (B) Madhya Pradesh
      (C) Bihar
      (D) Karnataka
    3. River Knavery flows through the state of
      (A) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
      (B) Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
      (C) Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu
      (D) Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
    4. Majuli island is formed by which river ?
      (A) Godavari
      (B) Cauvery
      (C) Brahmaputra
      (D) Krishna
    5. Kundah hydro-electric project is located at
      (A) Tamil Nadu
      (B) West Bengal
      (C) Andhra Pradesh
      (D) Kerala
    6. The highest dam in India is
      (A) Tehri dam
      (B) Bhakra Nangal dam
      (C) Hirakund
      (D) Nagaijuna Sagar dam
    7. Indus and Brahmaputra rivers are example of
      (A) Subsequent drainage
      (B) Super-imposed drainage
      (C) Consequent drainage
      (D) Antecedent drainage
    8. Which one of the following river is not trans Himalayan?
      (A) Sutlej
      (B) Brahmaputra
      (C) Indus
      (D) Ganga
    9. Which one of the following Himalayan rivers is not an antecedent
      stream?
      (A) Indus
      (B) Sutlej
      (C) Kali
      (D) Brahmaputra
    10. Bhakkhra-Nangal is a combined project of
      (Himachal Pradesh, Gobind Sagar reservoir)
      (A) Haryana-Punjab-Rajasthan
      (B) Haryana-Punjab-Delhi
      (C) Himachal-Haryana-Punjab
      (D) Punjab-Delhi-Rajasthan

    21.The river which originates from Mansarovar Lake is
    (A) Ganga
    (B) Yamuna
    (C) Ravi
    (D) Sutlej

    1. Which one is wrongly matched ?
      (A) Ahmedabad – Sabarmati
      (B) Hyderabad – Krishna
      (C) Kota – Chambal
      (D) Nasik – Godavari

    23.Which of the following rivers is flowing through a rift valley ?
    (A) Godavari
    (B) Tapti
    (C) Krishna
    (D) Kaveri

    1. The two branches of the Ganga include :
      (A) Bhagirathi and Yamuna
      (B) Bhagirathi and Alkananda
      (C) Mandakini and Yamuna
      (D) Mandakini and Son-Ganga
    2. Marble Falls is found in
      (Dhuandhar Falls)
      (A) Cauvery river
      (B) Sharaswati river
      (C) Narmada river
      (D) Godavari river
    3. The two branches of Ganga, Bhagirathi and Alakananda joins at
      (A) Rudraprayag
      (B) Haridwar
      (C) Devprayag
      (D) Sonprayag
    4. Which one of the following is not a tributary of Ganga ?
      (A) Gandok
      (B) Gomati
      (C) Kosi
      (D) Ghaggar

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

    1. Which one of the following places is located at the confluence of
      Alakananda & Bhagirathi?
      (a) Vishnuprayag
      (b) Devaprayag
      (c) Rudraprayag
      (d) Karnaprayag
    2. The Amarkantak Hill is the source of two Rivers flowing in two different
      directions (West and East). They are –
      (a) Narmada and Tapi
      (b) Narmada and Mahanadi
      (e) Tapi and Betwa
      (d) Tapi and Son
    3. The Indus and Brahmaputra Rivers are examples of :
      (a) Subsequent Drainage
      (b) Superimposed Drainage
      (c) Consequent Drainage
      (d) Antecedent Drainage
    4. Which river has been harnessed under the Hirakud multi-purpose
      Project?
      (a) Godavari
      (b) Mahanadi
      (c) Narmada
      (d) Krishna
    5. The highest water-fall in India is
      (a) Kunchikal
      (b) Jog
      (c) Sivasundaram
      (d) None of the above
    6. Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matched ?
      (a) Kosi : Consequent River
      (b) Narmada : Rift Valley River
      (c) Sultej : Antecedent River
      (d) Ghagghar : River with interior drainage
    7. Formation of potholes in river beds is an example of :
      (a) Hydration
      (b) Gtrrosion
      (c) Erosion
      (d) Attrition

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

    1. Jog Falls is associated with river
      (a) Godavari
      (b) Saraswati
      (c) Sharavati
      (d) Ganga
    2. Sindh Sagar Doab is located between the rivers
      (a) Chenab and Jhelum
      (b) Ravi and Chenab
      (c) Beas and Sutluj
      (d) Jhelum-Chenab and Indus

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