General Knowledge – WBPSC Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

General Knowledge – Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

General Knowledge - WBPSC Clerkship Previous Year Question Paper

Clerkship Question Paper – 2019 (S1)

2. The India-Bangladesh Border is guarded on the Indian side by

(A) The Indian Army

(B) Border Security Force(BSF)


(D) Indo-Tibetan Border Police


8. Who among the following persons is a Boxer?

(A) Dibyendu Barua

(B) Chand Ram

(C) Manju Rani

(D) Dipa Karmakar


9. Jaideep Mukherjee represented India in

(A) Tennis

(B) Badminton

(C) Cricket

(D) Football


11. Which one of the following items is sought to be banned for protection of environment?

(A) Jute bags

(B) Plastic bags

(C) Paper bags

(D) Cloth bags


17. Lionel Messi hails from

(A) Brazil

(B) Argentina

(C) Bolivia

(D) Portugal


22. The 2016 Olympic games were held in

(A) London

(B) Rio-de-Janeiro

(C) Moscow

(D) Mexico City


23. How many seats are there in Lok Sabha?

(A) 540

(B) 543

(C) 545

(D) 550


25. The UN Human Rights Commission has its headquarters in

(A) Geneva

(B) Washington

(C) Paris

(D) London


26. Before becoming the President of India Pranab Mukherjee never held the post of

(A) Defence Minister

(B) Finance Minister

(C) Minister for Railways

(D) Minister for External Affairs


28. The first Asian games were held in

(A) Jakarta

(B) New Delhi

(C) Colombo

(D) Bangkok


30. Who is the author of the book ‘The Third Pillar’?

(A) Amartya Sen

(B) Padma Desai

(C) Raghuram Rajan

(D) Jagdish Bhagwati


33. Where does the Dalai Lama live?

(A) Mussoorie

(B) Rumtek Moanstery

(C) Tawang

(D) Mcleodganj, Dharamshala


39. Who among the following persons was not a famous sculptor?

(A) Jogen Chowdhury

(B) Nandalal Bose

(C) Ramkinkar Baij

(D) Tarasankar Bandhopadhyay


40. Greta Thunberg is

(A) an Actor

(B) a Tennis player

(C) an Environmental activist

(D) a Human Rights activist




Clerkship Question Paper – 2019 (S2)

4. Who among the following is not a recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature?

(A) Toni Morrison

(B) Gabriela Mistral

(C) Arundhati Roy

(D) Olga Tokarczuk


5. Who is currently the Foreign Minister of India?

(A) Ajit Doval

(B) Rajnath Singh

(C) Vijay Gokhale

(D) S. Jaishankar


6. Who among the following was not a hockey player?

(A) Dhan Chand

(B) Milkha Singh

(C) Sardar Singh

(D) Sandeep Singh


10. In which of the following states the head of India’s diplomatic mission is designated ‘High



(B) UK

(C) Germany

(D) Russia


11. Keshav Maharaj is a cricketer who plays for

(A) West Indies

(B) England

(C) South Africa

(D) India


12. India’s ‘Look East‘ policy was launched by

(A) Narasimha Rao

(B) Atal Behari Vajpayee

(C) Manmohan Singh

(D) Narendra Modi


15. Usain Bolt is a

(A) Long distance runner

(B) Swimmer

(C) Basketball player

(D) Archer


18. In which year did India host the Commonwealth Games?

(A) 1990

(B) 2010

(C) 2014

(D) 2018


22. Which one of the following does not cause global warming?

(A) Burning of fossil fuels

(B) Petrol Cars

(C) Solar energy

(D) Deforestation


23. Who among the following Nobel Laureates did not have any significant connection with Kolkata?

(A) Mother Teresa

(B) H. G. Khorana

(C) C. V. Raman

(D) Avijit Binayak Bandyopadhyay


25. Who was the first Chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission?

(A) Homi Bhaba

(B) Vikram Sarabhai

(C) R. Chidambaram

(D) H. N. Sethna


30. The ISRO has its Headquarters in

(A) Hyderabad

(B) Bengaluru

(C) Ahmedabad

(D) Thiruvananthapuram


34. The Governor of an Indian State is appointed by

(A) Prime Minister of India

(B) Home Minister

(C) President of India

(D) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court


35. The book ‘Asani Sanket’ was written by

(A) Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyaya

(B) Manik Bandyopadhyaya

(C) Samaresh Bose

(D) Sirshendu Mukhopadhyaya



Clerkship Question Paper – 2009 (S1)

  1. The ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha is:

(A) President 

(B) Vice-President

(C) Prime Minister

(D) Speaker



Clerkship Question Paper – 2009 (S2)

  1. What is meant by ‘Green Bench‘?

(A) Colour of the judge’s bench

(B) New Judges

(C) Property outside the division bench

(D) The judges who deals on matters related to environment



Clerkship Question Paper – 2007

  1. The Tibetans mark ‘uprising day‘ as

(A) 10th March

(B) 12th January

(C) 15th August

(D) 20th May


  1. The Bangla Band that defines its music as ‘urban folk’ is :

(A) Chandrabindoo

(B) Bhoomi

(C) Fossils

(D) Lakhichhara


  1. Green Park stadium is in :

(A) Chennai

(B) Mumbai

(C) Mohali

(D) Kanpur


  1. Cooch-Behar Trophy is given in :

(A) Chess

(B) Bridge

(C) Cricket

(D) Football




Clerkship Question Paper – 2006

  1. Wimbledon known for lawn tennis courts, is in

(A) Washington D.C.

(B) Paris

(C) Rome

(D) London


  1. In which of the following fields Kumar Gandharva earned distinction?

(A) Dance

(B) Literature

(C) Music

(D) Cinema


  1. Sunita Williams is a

(A) Tennis player

(B) Novelist

(C) Politician

(D) NASA Scientist


  1. The day Tsunami hit Tamil Nadu and Andaman Islands

(A) 15th August, 2004

(B) 11th September, 2004

(C) 26th December, 2004

(D) 26th January, 2005


  1. Who is not a tabla player?

(A) Zakir Hussain

(B) Bikram Ghosh

(C) Shiv Kumar Sharma

(D) Alla Rakha


  1. Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is situated at

(A) Delhi

(B) Hyderabad

(C) Lucknow

(D) Mumbai


  1. Which of the following Akademies is responsible for development of dance, drama and music in India?

(A) Sangeet Natak Akademi

(B) Lalit Kala Akademi

(C) Sahitya Akademi

(D) National School of Drama


  1. The Constitution of India came into force on

(A) 26.01.1950

(B) 15.08.1947

(C) 26.11.1949

(D) 15.06.1952


  1. The first Bangladeshi citizen who won the Nobel Prize in 2006 is

(A) Khaleda Zia

(B) Md. Yunus

(C) Sheikh Hasina

(D) Taslima Nasrin


  1. Medha Patkar is famous for

(A) Anti dowry Movement

(B) Tebhaga Movement

(C) Chipko Movement

(D) Narmada Bachao Andolan


  1. The meaning of the three words of the Olympic Motto, “Citus, Altius, Fortius” are respectively

(A) Faster, Stronger, Higher

(B) Faster, Higher, Stronger

(C) Stronger, Faster, Higher

(D) Stronger, Higher, Faster


  1. Match the List 1 respectively with the List 2 :

            List 1                                 List 2

(a) Vishwanathan Anand           1. Tennis

(b) Yasin Merchant                    2. Cricket

(c) Sania Mirza                          3. Snooker

(d) Vijay Merchant                     4. Chess

(A) 1, 3, 2, 4

(B) 4, 3, 1, 2

(C) 3, 4, 1, 2

(D) 4, 2, 1, 3


  1. The meaning of SEZ is

(A) Special Economic Zone

(B) South East Zone

(C) Small Economic Zone

(D) None of the above


  1. Who is the author of the disputed book ‘Dwikhandito’?

(A) Sunil Gangopadhyay

(B) Suchitra Bhattacharya

(C) Taslima Nasrin

(D) Salman Rushdie


  1. Which one is the title of the Oscar winning film?

(A) Gandhi

(B) Titanic

(C) A Beautiful Mind

(D) Million Dollar Baby


  1. With which game is the “Double Fault” associated?

(A) Lawn Tennis

(B) Football

(C) Cricket

(D) Hockey


  1. The Director of the film ‘Netaji: The Forgotten Hero’ is

(A) Rituparna Ghosh

(B) Shyam Benegal

(C) Mani Ratnam

(D) Aparna Sen


  1. Who wrote “Pather Dabi‘?

(A) Bankim Chandra

(B) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

(C) Rabindranath

(D) Banaphul



Clerkship Question Paper – 2005

  1. Like his father Timir Baran, Indranil Bhattacharjee played which instrument?

(A) Tabla

(B) Piano

(C) Flute

(D) Sarod


  1. Who directed the memorable picture “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”?

(A) David Lean

(B) Spielberg

(C) Hitchcock

(D) Vittorio D’ Sica


  1. Pulak Bandopadhyay, a noted Bengali lyricist died unfortunately. What was the reason of his death?

(A) Long suffered disease

(B) Accident by car

(C) Fire burnt

(D) Committing suicide


  1. Fill in the blank in Jibanananda’s Poem ‘Banalata Sen’:

“Chul tar kabekar andhakar ______ nisha”

(A) Ujjainir

(B) Bidishar

(C) Banglar

(D) Shrabostir


  1. With which game the Afgan Cup is associated?

(A) Volleyball

(B) Table Tennis

(C) Hockey

(D) Bridge


  1. The President of India can declare

(A) National emergency

(B) Constitutional Emergency

(C) Financial Emergency

(D) All of the above


  1. A book “Praner Rahsaya Sandhane Bijnan” was given Rabindra Puraskar. Who is the writer?

(A) Aparajita Basu

(B) Joy Goswami

(C) Amar Mitra

(D) Hiren Chattopadhyay


  1. Sarada Krishnamurthy was given a new name Kavita Krishnamurthy as a playback singer, by whom?

(A) Hemanta Kumar

(B) Rahul Dev Burman

(C) Ravi Shankar

(D) Anu Malik


  1. The Supreme Court of India has been granted the power of Judicial Review, a feature which was borrowed from the Constitution of

(A) United Kingdom

(B) United States of America

(C) Switzerland

(D) France


  1. Who is called “Wizard of Hockey“?

(A) Harjinder Singh

(B) Dhyan Chand

(C) Gurbax Singh

(D) Leslie Claudius


  1. The first woman Air Marshall of the Indian Air Force was

(A) Ms. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay

(B) Ms. Kiran Mazumder Shaw

(C) Ms. Anju Bobby George

(D) Ms. Soma Biswas


  1. Who decides whether a bill is a money bill or not?

(A) The President

(B) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha

(C) The Vice President

(D) The Finance Minister


  1. Who is ‘Kalkut’ in Bengali literature?

(A) Rabindranath Tagore

(B) Pramatha Chowdhury

(C) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

(D) Samaresh Basu


  1. Before expiry of the term, the President of India can be removed from office by

(A) The Prime Minister

(B) The Vice President

(C) The Chief Justice

(D) Impeachment by Parliament


  1. For which game the Uber Cup is given?

(A) Boat racing

(B) Hockey

(C) Football

(D) Badminton


  1. Who is called ‘Black Pearl‘ in football game?

(A) Maradona

(B) Pele

(C) Gullit

(D) Becken Bauer


  1. The golden jubilee of the Asia-Africa conference in Bandung took place in

(A) Madagascar

(B) Indonesia

(C) Tanzania

(D) Comoros




Clerkship Question Paper – 2004

  1. Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right ?

(A) Right against Exploitation

(B) Equal Pay for Equal Work

(C) Equality Before Law

(D) Right to Freedom of Religion


  1. Who was not a member of Cabinet Mission?

(A) Pathic Lawrence

(B) John Simon

(C) Stafford Cripps

(D) A.V. Alexander


  1. The earlier plays of Nandikar were directed by

(A) Rudra Prasad Sengupta

(B) Ajitesh Bandopadhyay

(C) Arun Mukhopadhyay

(D) Manoj Mitra


  1. Panchayati Raj is organised at the

(A) Village level

(B) Village and Block level

(C) Village, Block and District level

(D) Village, Block, District and State level


  1. Who is the artist of ‘Katha-Amrita-Saman‘?

(A) Shaonli Mitra

(B) Tripti Mitra

(C) Swatilekha Mitra

(D) Teejan Bai


  1. The subject matter of the recently published report of Kelkar Committee is

(A) Agricultural Debit

(B) Share Market Scam

(C) Tax System of India

(D) Foreign Trade

  1. Who wrote ‘Jara Brishtite Bhijechilo‘?

(A) Jaydev Basu

(B) Ratneswar Hazra

(C) Joy Goswami

(D) Belal Choudhuri


  1. As a result of outsourcing of services from the U.S.A. to India

(A) Indian industries are benefitted

(B) Employment in India is increasing

(C) Scope for Research and Development in India is increasing

(D) Pace of industrialization in USA is decreasing


  1. The first Indian woman to conquer Mt. Everest is

(A) Dicky Dolma

(B) Bachendri Pal

(C) Santosh Yadav

(D) Sudipta Sengupta


  1. Who is the first Indian Chess player who defeated a World Champion?

(A) Dibyendu Barua

(B) Sultan Khan

(C) Surya Sekhar Ganguly

(D) Vishwanathan Anand


  1. Parshuram’ is the pen-name of

(A) Samaresh Basu

(B) Rajsekhar Basu

(C) Girindra Sekhar Basu

(D) Buddhadev Basu


  1. The film ‘Charulata’ directed by Satyajit Ray is based on the story

(A) Ghare Baire

(B) Nashtaneer

(C) Chokher Bali

(D) Chaturanga


  1. Lord Hanuman is symbolised with which sports?

(A) Boxing

(B) Wrestling

(C) Rugby

(D) Archery


  1. The name of the spacecraft which landed very near the planet Saturn is

(A) Genesis

(B) Voyager 2

(C) Cassini Huygen

(D) Pioneer 2


  1. Which of the following courts is responsible for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights?

(A) Supreme Court

(B) High Court

(C) District Court

(D) Both (A) and (B) above


  1. The Indian Constitution declares India a Secular State. This means that

(A) religious worship is not allowed

(B) religions are patronised by the State

(C) the State regards religion as a private affair of the citizen and does not discriminate on this basis

(D) none of the above


  1. For which game is the ‘Indira Gandhi Gold Cup’ being awarded?

(A) Women’s hockey

(B) Women’s football

(C) Women’s basketball

(D) Women’s badminton


  1. India’s rank in HDI is

(As of 2021-22)

(A) 115

(B) 129

(C) 132

(D) 81



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