Human & Economic Geography of India – WBCS Main Question Paper

Economic Geography of India WBCS Main

Human & Economic Geography of India WBCS Main Question Paper

Economic Geography of India WBCS Main

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2020

  1. Which State is the leading producer of coconut oil?

(A) Goa

(B) Kerala

(C) Karnataka

(D) Tamil Nadu


  1. Smart Cities Mission‘ was launched by India Government in the year

(A) 2014

(B) 2015

(c) 2016

(D) 2013


  1. Sagar Samrat is

(1974, Gulf of Khambhat)

(A) an oil drilling platform in Mumbai High.

(B) an island in Indian Ocean.

(C) a ship used for Antarctica expedition.

(D) a space craft.


  1. Which one of the following reasons dominates in Rural to Urban migration in India?

(A) Marriage

(B) Education

(C) Family movement

(D) Employment


  1. _________ state of India has more females in number than males a sex-ratio of 1084/1000 according to the Census of India, 2011 .

(A) Karnataka

(B) West Bengal

(C) Kerala

(D) Orissa


  1. In which of the following states is the Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric plant located?

(Sutlej River)

(A) Jammu and Kashmir

(B) Himachal Pradesh

(C) Uttarakhand

(D) Rajasthan


  1. Introduction of Joint Forest Management was an important objective of

(A) National Forest Policy, 1988

(B) Man and Biosphere Program

(C) Wild Life Protection Acl,1972

(D) None of the above


  1. The tropical forest in India have been exploited more in India as

1. they are the only forest we have.

2. they provide good quality timber.

3. they are more accessible.

4. there are restrictions on cutting of temperate forests.

(A) 1 and 2 are true

(B) 2 and 3 are true

(C) 3 and 4 are true

(D) 1 and 3 are true


  1. According to the Census Department of Government of India, a class III urban place have a population between

(A) 10000-19999

(B) 20000-49999

(c) 50000-99999

(D) None of the above


  1. Titagarh, Amlai and Nepanagar are known for

(A) Sugar Industry

(B) Ship Industry

(C) Iron and Steel Industry

(D) Paper Industry


  1. In India which of the following criteria applied in defining a town has varied from census to census in recent decades?

(A) Density of population

(B) Total population

(C) Administrative status

(D) Working population


  1. Most of the tribals of the central and southern regions of India belong to ______ stock.

(A) Negrito

(B) Proto-Australoid

(C) Mongoloid

(D) Australoid


  1. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan was launched in the year

(A) 2000

(B) 2001

(C) 2002

(D) 2003


  1. Which State produces the high quality Virginia tobacco?

(A) Tamil Nadu

(B) Andhra Pradesh

(C) Karnataka

(D) Maharashtra


  1. Murrah is a breed of

(A) pie

(B) buffalo

(C) sheep

(D) goat


  1. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and other labelled as Reasons (R):

Assertion (A): India is a Multireligious and multiethnic society.

Reasons (R): The Constitution of India offers to all citizens, individually and collectively, fundamental rights without discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


  1. Which of the following States in India is passing through the stage of Demographic Transition which entails low fertility and low mortality?

(A) Assam

(B) Haryana

(C) Punjab

(D) Tamil Nadu


  1. In India the most important source of energy is

(A) Petroleum

(B) Coal

(C) Nuclear

(D) Hydro-electricity


  1. Which among the following are the chief characteristics of shifting cultivation?

1. High dependence on manual labour

2. Use of low level of technology

3. Utilization of poor soils through fallowing

4. Use of chemical fertilizers

    Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 1, 2 and 3

(C) 1, 3 and 4

(D) 1, 2,3 and 4


  1. India is among the leading producers in the world.

(A) Tuna

(B) Shrimp

(C) Salmon

(D) Sardines


  1. Consider the following Canals of India with their connecting states:

1. Munak Canal – Haryana and Delhi

2. Indira Gandhi Canal – Punjab and Rajasthan

3. Buckingham Canal – Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

4. Narmada Canal – Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat

    Which of the above are correctly matched?

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 2 and 3

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4


  1. Prince, Victoria and Alexandria are the three important and busy docks at

(Alexandria now Indira )

(A) Cochin

(B) Visakhapatnam

(C) Chennai

(D) Mumbai


  1. What is Obra?

(Sonebhadra district)

(A) Copper Project in Rajasthan

(B) Super thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh

(C) Atomic power plant at Kalpakkam

(D) Hydroelectric project in Uttar Pradesh Rohtang


  1. Who in census of India applied the ‘ternary diagram’ for the functional classification of towns in India?

(A) P. Padmanabha

(B) A. R. Nanda

(C) Ashok Mitra

(D) Chandrasekhar


  1. Promoting Energy Access through Clean Energy (PEACE) is an initiative between Government of India and ________.

(A) France


(C) Japan



  1. In which of the following North-Eastern States of India inhabit the Nyishi tribe?

(A) Meghalaya

(B) Arunachal Pradesh

(C) Nagaland

(D) Manipur


  1. Pipavav in Gujarat is best known for which among the following?

(1996, Amreli District)

(A) India’s first private port

(B) India’s first Greenfield refinery

(C) India’s first ship breaking yard

(D) None of the above


  1. The Chennai-Bengaluru-Coimbatore-Madurai region is

(A) a major industrial region.

(B) a major agricultural region.

(C) Mangrove forest region.

(D) Dry Mountainous (Hilly) region.


  1. The Portuguese possessions Goa, Daman and Diu were liberated in

(A) 1961

(B) 1971

(C) 1981

(D) 1951


  1. In Thanjavur delta, _____ crop is cultivated three times in a year.

(Kaveri Delta)

(A) Wheat

(B) Rice

(C) Sugarcane

(D) Groundnut


  1. Which one of the following States has got highest density of population on the basis of 1991 census report?

(A) Kerala

(B) West Bengal

(C) Bihar

(D) None of the above


  1. The deepest mine in India is

(A) Kolar

(B) Ranigunj

(C) Khetri

(D) Jharia


  1. Marmagao port is linked to the interior by means of cheap transport on rivers

(A) Zuari and Mandovi    

(B) Bhima and Kalinadi     

(C) Varada and Malaprabha    

(D) Gangawali and Savitri


  1. Which State is called the agriculture epitome of India ?

(A) West Bengal     

(B) Uttar Pradesh      

(C) Punjab    

(D) Haryana


  1. Which of the following is the oldest atomic power station?

(28 Oct 1969, Maharashtra)

(A) Kalpakkam

(B) Tarapur

(C) Narora

(D) Kota


  1. The Grand Anicut Canal is located in

(Kallanai Dam, Thanjavur district)

(A) Andhra Pradesh

(B) Tamil Nadu

(C) Karnataka

(D) Kerala


  1. The Border Road Organization was established in which year?

(7 May)

(A) 1960

(B) 1972

(c) 1988

(D) 1991


  1. The famous Sindri fertilizer plant is located at

(Dhanbad district)

(A) Madhya Pradesh

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Bihar

(D) Jharkhand


  1. Where is pearl fishing done in India?

(A) Cochin

(B) Kandla

(C) Nhava Sheva

(D) Tuticorin


  1. Which one of the following statements is not true?

(A) Ghaggar’s water is utilized in the Indira Gandhi Canal.

(B) Narmada raised from Amarkantak region.

(C) Nizam Sagaris situated on the Manjira river.

(D) Pengangais a tributary of the Godavari.


  1. Which one of the following sequences of the steel-plants from East to West is correct in India?

(A) Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Durgapur, Bhilai

(B) Bhilai, Rourkela, Durgapur, Jamshedpur

(C) Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Bhilai

(D) Durgapur, Rourkela, Bhilai, Jamshedpur


  1. Indian Maritime University is located at


(A) Hyderabad

(B) Vishakhapatnam

(C) Chennai    (headquarter)

(D) Kochi


  1. Match the following:

    List I             List II

a. SAIL 1. Chemicals 

b. BALCO 2. Iron and Steel

c. BPCL 3. Electronics

d. BEL 4. Aluminium

       a  b  c  d

(A)  2  4  1  3

(B)  2  1  4  3

(C)  4  2  1  3

(D)  2  1  3  4


  1. The Steel mill of Durgapur was set up in collaboration with

(A) Russia

(B) Germany

(C) Britain

(D) France


  1. The thickest coal seam is found in which of the following places of India?

(Singrauli District, Madhya Pradesh)

(A) Singarauli

(B) Jhingurda

(C) Kargail

(D) Kampte


  1. The National Metallurgical Laboratory of India is at

(26 Nov, 1950)

(A) Jamshedpur

(B) Dhanbad

(C) Roorkee

(D) Ranchi


  1. In which Five-year plan, balanced regional development was emphasized as one of the major objectives of the planning exercise?

(A) Second

(B) Third

(C) Fourth

(D) Fifth


  1. Cochin and Visakhapatnam sea ports of India are situated on the

(A) East and West Coasts, respectively

(B) East Coast

(C) West Coast

(D) West and East Coasts, respectively



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