India & World – Geography – WBCS Main Question Paper

India & World - Geography - WBCS Main Question Paper

wbcs main geography question paper

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

20. The southernmost point of India is ______, located at 6045′ N.
(A) Indira Point
(B) Kanniya Kumari
(C) Dras
(D) Chennai
21. The National Air Monitoring Program was initiated by
(Central Pollution Control Board)
(A) National Disaster Management Agency
(B) State Pollution Control Board
(C) National Pollution Control Board
(D) Indian Meteorological Department
25. The longest border of India is with ________ (4096 kilometers)
(A) Nepal
(B Bhutan
(C) Afghanistan
(D) Bangladesh
30. The famous earthquake of January 26, 2001 took place at _______
(Magnitude 7.7 Mw)
(A) Uttar Kashi
(B) Bhuj (Gujrat)
(C) Andaman and Nicobar
(D) Kinnaur
31. In the year _____ tsunami occurred in coastal areas of India.
(A) 2003
(B) 2006
(C) 2004
(D) 2005
32. IMD has defined severe drought when deficiency of rainfall exceeds ______ of normal rainfall
(A) 25%
(B) 40%
(C) 50%
(D) 75%
33. ________ is not a drought prone area.
(A) Kalahandi (Orrisa)
(B) Purulia (West Bengal)
(C) Nellai (Tainil Nadu)
(D) Assarm Valley (Assam)
34. In 2005, the Indian government enacted an act for prevention and mitigation of disaster. It is known as
(A) Disaster Prevention Act
(B) Disaster Mitigation Act
(C) Disaster Management Act
(D) None of the above
35. The National Fire Service college is located at 
(A) Ahmedabad
(B) Chennai
(C) Nagpur
(D) Allahabad
36. _____ has one of the four training centers of National Disaster Response Force.
(A) Delhi
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Bangalore
(D) Bhopal
83. India Standard Time is ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
(A) 6 hours 30 minutes
(B) 4 hours 30 minutes
(C) 5 hours 30 minutes
(D) 6 hours 15minutes
94. The Marwar plain is found in
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Gujrat
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Uttar Pradesh
98. ______ coastal plain stretches from Daman to Goa.
(A) Kerela
(B) Konkan
(C) Utkal
(D) Gujrat
108. India and Pakistan have boundary dispute over _____ creek.
(A) Sir
(B) Kari
(C) Kajhar
(D) None of the above
121. ____ forecast flood in India.
(Central Water Commission)
(A) Indian Meteorological Department
(B) Central Flood Forecasting Organization
(C) Central Flood and Disaster Forecasting Organization
(D) None of the above
10. In the year 1988, India launched the first remote sensing satellite,
(sun-synchronous orbit)
(A) IRS-1A
(D) None of the above
18. The basic objective of ______ is to provide all-weather connectivity to all villages.
38. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan was launched in the year 
(86th Amendment)
(A) 2000
(B) 2001
(C) 2002
(D) 2003
109. By ______ amendment constitutional status was given to the Panchayat system.
(A) 74th
(B) 73th
(C) 72th
(D) 62th
81. ‘100 Smart Cities Mission’ was launched by Indian Government in the year
(A) 2014
(B) 2015
(C) 2016
(D) 2013
110. Integrated Urban Development Project was initiated during five-year plan.
(A) Fourth
(B) Fifth
(C) Sixth
(D) Seventh


WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

151 A narrow strip of land that connects two larger landmasses is called
(A) Strait
(B) Peninsula
(C) Cape
(D) Isthmus
154. The longest sea beach in India is 
(A) Chapora beach
(B) Diu beach
(C) Aksa beach
(D) Marina beach
176. The famous Lagoon lake of India is
(A) Dal Lake
(B) Chilika Lake
(C) Pullicat Lake
(D) Manas Sarover
177. Where is Panzseer Valley situated?
(A) Lebanon
(B) Afghanistan
(C) Jammu and Kashmir, India
(D) Syria
178. Which of the following cities lies to the Western-most longitude?
(A) Jaipur
(B) Nagpur
(C) Bhopal
(D) Hyderabad
180. Which foreign country is closest to Andaman Islands?
(A) Sn Lanka
(B) Myanmar
(C) Indonesia
(D) Pakistan
181. 82 1/20 E longitude is geographically significant to India because
(A) it determine the Indian Standard time.
(B) it has a hearing on the tropical climate of India.
(C) ii divides India into eastern and western zones.
(D) it enables determining local lime in eastern India
183. Which of the following processes is responsible for producing the sand dunes in Western Rajasthan?
(A) Wind erosion
(B) Erosion by water
(C) Wind deposition
(D) Mechanical weathering
185. The standard time of a country differs from the GMT in multiples of
(A) Two hours
(B) One hour
(C) Half hour
(D) Four minutes
(A) 5500km
(B) 6000km
(C) 6500 km
(D) 7000km  (7517 km)
190. which of the following cities/towns lies to the northern most latitude?
(A) Patna
(B) Allahabad
(C) Panchmari
(D) Ahmedabad
191. The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands are separated from each other by
(A) Ten degree channel
(B) Great channel
(C) Bay of Bengal
(D) Andaman Sea
192. which of the following Indian state has the largest coastline?
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Orissa
(D) Tamil Nadu
196. The coast that belongs to Kerala is known as
(A) Konkan coast
(B) Malabar coast
(C) Commandal coast
(D) Canara coast
197. The palk strait lies between
(A) Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Mannar
(B) Andaman and Nicobar islands
(C) Rann of Kutch and Gulf of Khambhat
(D) Lakshadweep and Maldives


WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

135.Which one of the following is correctly matched in terms of hot springs in India?
(Parvati Valley)
(A) Manikaran – Himachal Pradesh
(B) Puga Valley – Jharkhand
(C) Surajkund – Jammu and Kashmar
(D) Sahasradhara – Madhya Pradesh
116. MacMohan Line is a boundary between
(A) India and China
(B)India and Bangladesh
(C) China and Nepal
(D) India and Afghanistan
137. The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through which of the following states
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Chattisgarh
(C) Bihar
(D) Jharkhand
139.The shape of India is approximately a
(A) square
(B) triangular
(C) quadrangular
(D) circular
140. Locationally India roughly occupies the central part of
(A) the western hemisphere
(B) the eastern hemisphere
(C) the northern hemisphere
(D) the southern hemisphere
124.Which pair of the following are twin-cities in India?
(A) Mumbai-Pune
(B) Hyderabad- Secunderabad
(D) Bengaluru – Mysuru
(C) Howrah – Kolkata
128. Which one of the following is a volcanic island in India?
(A) Amindivi
(B) Dadra
(C) Narcondam
(D) Minicoy
134. In terms of relief the maximum area of India is covered under
(A) mountains
(B) hills
(C) plateaus
(D) plains
138.The Eight Degree Channel forms the boundary between
(A) Lakshadweep and Maldive islands
(B) Andaman and Nicobar islands
(C) India and Srilanka
(D) The Arabin Sea and the Indian Ocean
(A) Shillong Plateau
(B) Thar
(C) Tibbet
(D) Laddakh

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

53. The largest area under waste land is in the state of :
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Gujarat
(D) Rajasthan
69. The channel which separates Rameshwaram dwip from Indian main land :
(A) 90 Channel 
(B) 100 Channel
(C) Palk Strait
(D) Pamban Channel
91. Which of the following coast has greatest number of lagoons ?
(A) Malabar coast
(B) Konkancoast
(C) Coromondal coast
(D) Kathiawarcoast
96. Which one of the following is backwater port in the western coast of India ?
(A) Kandla
(B) Marmagaon
(C) Mangalore
(D) Cochin
100. The state which has longest coastline is
(1215 km)
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Gujarat
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Kerala
105. Which one of the following channel divides Minicoy from Maldives ?
(A) 90 Channel
(B) 100 Channel
(C) 80 Channel
(D) Grand Channel
113. Lakshadweep is a
(A) barrier reef island
(B) fringing reef island
(C) coral island
(D) volcanic island
129. McMohan Line is in between
(A) India and Pakistan
(B) India and Afghanistan
(C) India and China
(D) Pakistan and Afghanistan
135. Pullicat lake is which type of lake ?
(2nd largest brackish water)
(A) Crater lake
(B) Salt lake
(C) Glaciated lake
(D) Lagoon lake
139. ______ is a volcanic island of India.
(A) Narcadam
(B) New Moore
(C) Pambass
(D) Rameshwaram

148. Pulicut Lake is situated at the coast of
(A) Malabar coast
(B) Konkan coast
(C) Coromandal coast
(D)None of the above
156. Palk Strait separates India from
(A) Pakistan
(B) China
(C) Sri Lanka
(D) Maldives
158. Southern most point of Indian territory is :
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Lakshadeep
(C) Trivandrum
(D) Andaman and Nicobar islands
163. Which one of the following is the boundary between India and Sri Lanka ?
(1974, agreement)
(A) Gulf of Mannar
(B) Paik bay
(C) Palk Strait  
(D) Malacca Strait
165. Which is the largest Salt water lake in India?
(A) Lonar Lake
(B) Pulicat Lake
(C) Chilka Lake
(D) Wular Lake
188. Which one is the land locked state ?
(A) Gujarat
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) West Bengal
(D) Bihar
198.The channel which separates Car Nicobar from little Andaman is
(A) 90 Channel
(B) 80 Channel
(C) 100 Channel
(D) 70 Channel
147. ‘Diego Garcia’ is an island in the ocean
(A) Atlantic
(B) Pacific
(C) Indian
(D) Arctic
43. On the basis of evidences emerging from the site of Kodumanal the beginning of urbanization in Tamil Nadu goes back to
(A) 800 BCE
(B) 500-400 BCE
(C) 300 BCE-200 CE
(D) CE 200
52. Isogonic lines is the line of equal:
(A) Earth inclination
(B) Magnetic declination
(C) Polar inclination 
(D) Magnetic inclination
200. Isohyets lines shows the distribution of on map.
(A) Temperature
(B) Rainfall
(C) Snowfall
(D) Humidity
197. Who prepares the topographical maps of India
(A) Geological Survey of India
(B) Survey of India   
(C) Defense Ministry
(D) Geographical Survey of India
161.The longest highway (N.H.) of India is 
(NH 44, Leanth – 3,745 km)
(A) N.H.-2     
(B) N.H.-1
(C) N.H.-3     
(D) N.H.-7

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

33. Which one among the following statements is incorrect ?   
(Now a, b, c are incorrect)
(a) Sikkim, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are having boundary touching maximum no. of Countries
(b) West Bengal has the highest population density
(c) Mumbai City is the largest District
(d) Bihar has the lowest literates
34. Among the following cities which one is the nearest to the tropic of Cancer ?
(a) Delhi       
(b) Kolkata
(c) Jodhpur   
(d) Nagpur
(fed by the Jhelum River)
(a) Ox-bow Lake
(b) Lake formed by tectonic activity
(c) Lake formed by terminal morainic dam
(d) Lake formed by continuous deposition of silt
80. The States which have common borders with China are :
1. Jammu & Kashmir
2. Sikkim
3. Arunachal Pradesh
4. Himachal Pradesh
(a) 1 & 3     
(b) 2, 3 & 4
(c) 1, 2 & 3 
(d) 1, 2, 3 & 4
96. which of the following Islands of India has volcanic origin ?
(a) Car-Nicobar
(b) Barren
(c) North Andaman
(d) Little Nicobar
1. Which of the following is not the agencies for carrying out the aerial Photography in India’?
(a) National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad
(b) Air survey Company (Private) Limited, Calcutta
(c) Indian Air Force
(d) None of the above
21. Which one of the following is at the lowest height above the Mean Sea Level ?
(a) Delhi  (216m)
(b) Jodhpur  (231m)
(c) Kota     (271m)
(d) Nagpur   (310m)
32. Which one of the following statements incorrect ?
(a) Diu is an island in the Gulf of Khambat
(b) Daman and Diu were separated from Goa by the 56th Amendment of the Constitution of India
(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli were under French Colonial Rule till 1954
(d) Goa attained full statehood in 1987
35. The World’s highest ground based Telescopic Observatory is located in .
(Atacama Desert, 5,640 m)
(a) Columbia
(b) India
(c) Nepal
(d) Chile
48. Vector and Raster data are used for
(a) Remote sensing application
(b) Geographical information system application
(c) Global positioning system
(d) All of the above

83. Which one of the following regions of the World is called ‘the bread basket of the world’?
(a) Temperate Grassland
(b) Tropical monsoonal region
(c) Savana Grass land
(d) Mediterranean region
84. Which of the following percentage of solar radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere?
(a) 23%    
(b) 16%
(c) 10%    
(d) 20%
90. How many kilometers are represented by 1 degree of latitude ?
(a) 211     
(b) 111
(c) 91       
(d) 131
91. The approximate Circumference of the Earth is :
(a) 23,000km    
(b) 20,000 km
(c) 40,000 km   
(d) 35,000km
92. The speed of rotation of the Earth is the highest :
(a) Along the Equator
(b) At the North Pole
(c) Along the Tropic of Cancer
(d) Along the Arctic Circle
2. The map in which distribution of different objects are shown by letter symbols are called
(a) Choroschematic maps
(b) Chorochromatic maps
(c) Choropleth maps
(d) All of the above
49. Pie-diagram is best example of representation of
(a) Land use
(b) Distribution of population
(c) Spot heights
(d) Crop production
50. The most appropriate symbol for representing urban centres on maps is
(a) Dots
(b) Circles
(c) Spheres
(d) None of the above
79. Which one of the following is not a GIS Software?
93. Ecosystem has components :
(a) Plants and animals
(b) Weeds and trees
(c) Biotic and abiotic
(d) Frogs and man
5. Dry point settlements are common in
(a) Deltas
(b) Mountain regions
(c) Deserts
(d) Plains
7. Settlements which grow along the road, river or a canal are
(a) Square settlements
(b) Rectangular settlements
(c) Linear settlements
(d) None of the above

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

55. The Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea came into being during
(a) Cretaceous of early tertiary period
(b) Middle or upper pleistocene period
(c) Middle Miocene to lower Pleistocene period
(d) Pleistocene to Quatermary period
79. What is the difference of time between GMT and IST?
(a) 4 hours
(b) 4.30 hours
(c) 5.30 hours
(d) 6.30 hrs.
60. Which ocean deeps is located in Indian Ocean
(Sunda Trench – 7,450 m)
(a) Murray    
(b) Tonga
(c) Sunda     
(d) Mariana
72. Sustainable development was first clearly defined by the 
(a) Brundtland Commission
(b) Rio Conference
(c) United Nations
(d) World Bank
90. Which one is not a Green House Gas?
(a) Carbon dioxide
(b) Methane
(c) Sulfur Hexafluoride
(d) Hydro Oxide
91. When did India became a member of WTO?
(a) 1991  
(b) 1994
(c) 1995  
(d) 1996
97. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?
(a) PMGSY was initiated in 2000
(b) It is a part of rural infrastructure development programme
(c) It is backed by Employment generation programme
(d) It aims to connect all habitation in rural area
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