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    Geography – Yearwise Questions – West Bengal Geography – W.B.C.S. Mains Examination.

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    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

    1. Malda district of West Bengal is famous for
      (Mulberry silk)
      (A) Sericulture
      (B) Horticulture
      (C) Apiculture
      (D) Aquaculture
    2. Sheets, rods, plates, utensils from ______ are manufactured by mill at
      Belur (West Bengal).
      (A) Iron and steel
      (B) Copper
      (C) Bronze
      (D) Aluminum
    3. According to the Census of India, 2011 the sex ratio of West Bengal is
      (A) 947
      (B) 948
      (C) 938
      (D) 958
    4. _______ is a central university in West Bengal.
      (A) Gour Banga University
      (B) Rabindra Bharati
      (C) Vishwa Bharati
      (D) University of Calcutta
    5. IISCO has iron and steel plant at
      (A) Rourkela
      (B) Burnpur
      (C) Shimoga
      (D) Vishakhapatnam
    6. Bangladesh accesses the enclaves in Cooch Bihar through ___ corridor.
      (100th amendment)
      (A) Teen Bigha
      (B) Darjeeling
      (C) Jalpaiguri
      (D) None of the above

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

    1. The Sundarban is found in
      (A) Kutch
      (B) West Ghats
      (C) Konkan Coast
      (D) Deltaic W.B
    2. Which one of the following is a wildlife sanctuary?
      (Jalpaiguri district)
      (A) Jaldapara
      (B) Garumara
      (C) Corbett Park
      (D) Chapramari
    3. Which one of the following areas is noted for mangrove vegetation?
      (A) Lava forest of Kalimpong
      (B) Sajnekhali forest of South 24-Parganas
      (C) Dandakaranya forest of Orissa
      (D) National Park of U.P.
    4. Farakka Barrage was commissioned to
      (A) save Kolkata port
      (B) link North and South Bengal
      (C) supply drinking water to Kolkata
      (D) divert water to Bangladesh
    5. Which of the following canals is located in W.B.?
      (Purba Bardhaman, 1904)
      (A) Lower Ganga canal
      (B) Saracja canal
      (C) Eden canal
      (D) Sirhand canal
    6. National Botanical Garden is located at
      (Shibpur, 1786)
      (A) Shimla
      (B) Howrah
      (C) Lucknow
      (D) Bengaluru

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

    1. The district having the highest percentage of ST population (in 2011) in
      West Bengal is
      (Jalpaiguri highest)
      (A) Darjeeling
      (B) Alipurduar
      (C) Purulia
      (D) Dakshin Dinajpur
    2. The district having the lowest population density (as in 2011) in West
      Bengal is
      (A) Darjeeling
      (B) Bankura
      (C) Purulia
      (D) Alipurduar
    3. Mangrove vegetation in India is the most extensive in
      (A) The Rann of kutch
      (B) The Malabar Coast
      (C) The Andaman and Nicober Islands
      (D)The Sundarban
    4. Share (in %) of the net sown area is the maximum in the district of
      (A) Purba Medinipur
      (B) Malda
      (C) Bardhaman
      (D) Uttar Dinajpur
    5. Geologically arsenic in groundwater has its original source in
      (A) the chotonagpur plateau.
      (B) the marine sediments of the Bay of Bengal.
      (C) the Himalayas.
      (D) the Ganga plain itself.
    6. Clouded Leopard in West Bengal can be spotted in wild in
      (A) Neora Valley
      (B) Buxa
      (C) Sundarban
      (D) Forests of Purulia
    7. West Bengal has the highest number of livestock in the form of
      (a) Buffalo
      (b) Sheep
      (c) Goat
      (d) Cattle
    8. Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the district of

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

    1. Which district of the following does not have Fluoride contamination in groundwater?
      (A) Purulia
      (B) Birbhum
      (C) Bankura
      (D) Nadia
    2. Swatch-of-No-Ground is located in _______
      (A) the Godavari continental shelf
      (B) the Northern part of the Indian Ocean.
      (C) the Western coast of India.
      (D) the Northern part of the Bay of Bengal.
    3. The most vulnerable tribal community in West Bengal is
      (Alipurduar district)
      (A) Santhal
      (B) Munda
      (C) Birhore
      (D) Toto
    4. 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.
    5. Coal mines in West Bengal are mainly of
      (A) Anthracite type
      (B) Bituminus type
      (C) Lignite type
      (D) Beat type
    6. ‘Barid’ tract is found in the district of
      (A) Jalpaiguri
      (B) Birbhum
      (C) North 24 Parganas
      (D) Dakshin Dinajpur
    7. Which one of the following is not an island of the Sundarban region ?
      (A) Gosaba
      (B) Patharprauma
      (C) Jammudwip
      (D) Sabujdwip
    8. What percentage of area is under forests in West Bengal ?
      (A) 13%
      (B) 20%
      (C) 31%
      (D) 33%
    9. Which one of the following towns of West Bengal has been selected for
      ‘Smart City’ development ?
      (A) Kalyari
      (B) Siliguri
      (C) Haldia
      (D) Bidhannagar
    10. Which district of West Bengal has recorded the least average annual
      precipitation during 1901-2010 period?
      (A) Purulia
      (B) Bankura
      (C) Birbhum
      (D) Nadia
    11. The normal date of onset of the South-West monsoon in South Bengal
      (A) 1 – 5 June
      (B) 5 – 10 June
      (C) 10 – 15 June
      (D) 15 – 20 June
    12. According to ISI Seismic Risk Zones the South Bengal Plains lie within
      (A) Zone I
      (B) Zone II
      (C) Zone III
      (D) Zone IV
    13. Which one of the following is not a tidal river of West Bengal ?
      (A) Hooghly
      (B) Ichamati
      (C) Ajay
      (D) Rupnarayan

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

    1. UNESCO declared as a Biosphere Reserve as well as a World Heritage
      site in 1997
      (A) Bitarkanika
      (B) Jim Corbet
      (C) Kanha
      (D) Sundarban
    2. Lowest literacy rate found in West Bengal is in
      (A) Purba Medinipur
      (B) Koch Bihar
      (C) Uttar Dinajpur
      (D) Maida
    3. Literacy rate of West Bengal as on 2011 is
      (A) 72.04%
      (B) 77.08%
      (C) 78.01%
      (D) 73.55%
    4. River Tista is a tributary of which river system ?
      (A) Ganga
      (B) Brahmaputra
      (C) Yamuna
      (D) Mahanadi
    5. 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.
    6. Level of urbanization in West Bengal in 2011 is
      (A) 27.81%
      (B) 31.16%
      (C) 28.32%
      (D) 32.24%

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

    1. ____is the largest district of West Bengal in size –
      (9,960 km )
      (a) South 24 Parganas
      (b) Midnapore (West)
      (c) Burdwan
      (d) Jalpaiguri
    2. Aluminum Factory of West Bengal is located at
      (a) Falta
      (b) Asansol
      (c) Durgapur
      (d) Batanagar
    3. Lowest rainfall of West Bengal is found in:
      (a) Purulia
      (b) Birbhum
      (c) Paschim Midnapore
      (d) Bankura
    4. 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
    5. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer using
      codes given below:
      I. Gilandi and Mujnai are flown in Coochbehar
      Il. Mahananda, Piyali and Titli belongs to Brahmaputra River system
      Ill. Damodar River is originated from Chhotonagpur Plateau
      (a) I & III are correct
      (b) I & Il are correct
      (c) Il & Ill are correct
      (d) All are correct
    6. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer using
      codes given below:
      I. Rivers of Sunderban Region are fed by high tides
      Il. Most of the rivers of Sunderban Region are distributaries of Hooghly
      Ill. Haldi is a tributary of Hooghly
      IV. Saptamukhi and Piyali fall in Sunderban Region
      (a) I & III
      (b) II & III
      (c) I, II, III & IV
      (d) None of the above

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

    1Which of the following districts of West Bengal has the lowest literacy rate
    in 2011?
    (a) Maida
    (b) Murshidabad
    (c) Purulia
    (d) Uttar Dinajpur

    1. In which part of the Ganga delta land building has practically ceased?
      (a) North 24-Parganas
      (b) South 24-Parganas
      (c) Nadia
      (d) Malda
    2. The approximate percentage of land under forest in West Bengal
      (a) 20.5%
      (b) 13.5%
      (c) 15.5%
      (d) 28.5%
    3. East Kolkata Wetlands were designated a “Wetlands of International
      Importance” under the Ramsar Conventionin the year?
      (a) 1972
      (b) 1986
      (c) 1995
      (d) 2002
    4. North-South stretch Hooghly industrial belt is from Banshberia to
      (a) Naihati
      (b) Budge Budge
      (c) Belghoria
      (d) Uluberia
    5. Which is the highest peak in West Bengal?
      (a) Sandakphu
      (b) Falut
      (c) Sabargam
      (d) Tonglu

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