Census of India – Geography – WBCS Preliminary Question Paper

Census of India Geography WBCS Preliminary Question Paper
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WBCS Preliminary – 2020 to 2011

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2020

176. Last Census of Indian Population was held in the year
(A) 1991
(B) 2001
(C) 2011
(D) 2019


WBCS Preliminary Question – 2019

43. What is Demographic Dividend ?
(A) Increase in 0-5 year age group of population
(B) Increase in 6-15 year age group of population
(C) Increase in 16-64 year age group of population
(D) Increase in over 65 year age group of population

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2018

139. In India the second most populated district [Census 2011]:
(a) Howrah
(b) North 24 Parganas
(c) Patna
(d) N.C.R

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2017

141. As per Census of 2011 the share of populations below the age of 35 years in India is
50 percent
55 percent
60 percent
65 percent
143. In terms of area and population the largest urban agglomeration in India is

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2016

127.   Growth rate of population 1911-21, as West Bengal experienced, is :
(A) +6.31 %    
(B) -1.77 %       
(C) + 4.99 %        
(D) -2.91 %
188.   Which of the following states has least population density, as per census 2011 ?
(A) Jammu and Kashmir       
(B) Bihar       
(C) Arunachal Pradesh      
(D) Manipur
192.   Highest urbanised state, as per census 2011, is :
(A) Maharashtra        
(B) Goa
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Kerala
198.  Which of the following states has recorded negative population growth during 2001-11 ?
(A) Tripura       
(B) Meghalaya        
(C) Nagaland      
(D) Mizoram

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2015

130.  ‘Mouza’ in the Indian census refers to
(A) Community development block     
(B) Revenue Village  
(C) Small police station 
(D) None of the above
153.  In the 2001 census, Madhya Pradesh has been bifurcated into
(1 Nov 2000)
(A) Narmada Valley and Chhattisgarh
(B) Madhya Pradesh and Narmada Valley
(C) Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
(D) Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha
188.  The most densely populated Indian state in the 2011 census is
(A) Kerala      
(B) West Bengal      
(C) Uttar Pradesh   
(D) Bihar

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2014

162.  Increasing female literacy is expected to affect the birth rate in this way.

(A) To increase       

(B) To decline      

(C) To remain constant      

(D) None of the above



WBCS Preliminary Question – 2013

124.  The latest population Census was undertaken in — 
(A) 2011      
(B) 1991      
(C) 2005     
(D) 2001

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2012

27.  Annual population growth rate between 1991 and 2001 is :
(decennial growth – 21.34%)
(A) 3%        
(B) 1.93%       
(C) 4%       
(D) 2%
39.  According to 2001 Census lowest literacy rate in India is found in
(A) Rajasthan       
(B) Jharkhand         
(C) Bihar         (47%)
(D) Madhya Pradesh
45.  In India the sex ratio according to 2001 census is :
(940 – 2011)
(A) 933 females/1000 males
(B) 927 females/1000 males
(C) 898 females/1000 males        
(D) 800 females/1000 males
108.  A high birth rate is associated with
(A) A female literacy rate         
(B) A low female literacy rate
(C) A high male literacy rate       
(D) None of the above
133. What is the correct figure of average expectation of life at birth at present in India ?
(69 years – 2019, W-70.4, M-67.8)
(A) 45 years     
(B) 60 years       
(C) 70 years      
(D) 65 years
138.   Name the state of India where male-female ratio is adversely tilted against the female
(877 in 2011)
(A) Uttar Pradesh      
(B) West Bengal       
(C) Punjab       
(D) Haryana     

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2011

66.  What is the over-all sex-ratio of India according to the 2001 census  ?
(A) 875 females per 1000 males      
(B) 975 females per 1000 males
(C) 950 females per 1000 males       
(D) 933 females per 1000 males

WBCS Preliminary – 2010 to 2000

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2010

165.   Which one among the following Indian states has the highest density of population ?
(A) West Bengal  (as per 2001)       
(B) Maharastra       
(C) Uttar Pradesh      
(D) Bihar     (as per 2011)

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2009

46.  Highest density of population (2001 census) is found in
(A) Kerala       
(B) West Bengal
(C) Maharastra      
(D) Uttar Pradesh
96. The lowest female ratio to males among the states is in
(A) Arunachal Pradesh      
(B) Tripura       
(C) Sikkim
(D) Manipur
184.  The state with the second largest population in India is
(A) Madhya Pradesh       
(B) Maharastra
(C) Uttar Pradesh      
(D) West Bengal

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2008

139. In India the percentage of population below poverty line is
(poverty line $1.25 in 2018–19)
(A) Less than 30%
(B) More than 50%
(C) More than 70%
(D) Less than 20%   (in 2020)
159. The population growth rate in India is
(A) Increasing
(B) Remaining constant
(C) Declining
(D) Zero

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2005

141. Proportion of Scheduled Tribe population is highest in
(a) Nagaland
(b) Meghalaya
(c) Manipur
(d) Mizoram
152. In India, natural rate of increase of population was highest during ____ decade
(a) 1961-71
(b) 1981-91
(c) 1941-51
(d) 1921-31
192. No. of Scheduled Caste is highest in following State.
(a) Karnataka
(b) Orissa
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Madhya Pradesh

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2004

35. The literacy rate of India in 2001 was
(A) 54.4%
(B) 65.4%
(C) 70.4%
(D) 74.04%
42. The sex-ratio of India’s population during 2001 was
(A) 893
(B) 904
(C) 922
(D) 933
43. The percentage of female education in 2001 was highest in
(A) Delhi
(B) Goa
(C) Kerala
(D) Meghalaya
154. Which State of India records the highest per-capita income?
(A) Punjab
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Goa
(D) Delhi

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2002

154. The average annual growth rate of India’s population for 1990-99 was
(A) 2.5%
(B) 2.2%
(C) 2.0%
(D) 1.8%

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2001

35. The 1991 census recorded the lowest sex ratio at
(A) Chandigarh
(B) Pondicherry
(C) Nagaland
(D) Delhi
47. At the current rate of growth, India’s population will be doubled by
(A) 2021 AD
(B) 2025 AD
(C) 2028 AD
(D) 2031 AD
68. The quality of human resources is lowest in
(A) U.P. Bihar, M.P. and Rajasthan
(B) West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya
(C) Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka and Goa
(D) Tripura, Mizoram, Minipur and Negaland
169. The population of India in 1999-2000 would be approximately
(1.324 billion -2016, 1.527 billion -2030)
(A) 950 million
(B) 1000 million
(C) 970 million
(D) 900 million

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2000

117. Proportion of scheduled tribe population is highest in
(A) Manipur
(B) Meghalaya
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Mizoram
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