Resources and Industry

WBCS Question Paper – Mains – 2017

123. ‘Charnockite’ found in India is
(A) an igneous rock
(B) a sedimentary rock
(C) a metamorphic rock
(D) an alluvial deposit
141.The city called the ‘Manchester of South India’ is
(A) Sholapur
(B) Coimbatore
(C) Chennai
142. Huge concentration of heavy engineering is found in
(A) Mumbai – Pune area
(B) Lucknow – Kanpur area
(C) Asansol – Jamshedpur area
(D) Asansol Kolkata area
146. Tertiary coal beds are found in
(A) Assam and Rajasthan
(B) Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
(C) Maharashtra and Odisha
(D) West Bengal and Bihar
149. The most important oil bearing state in India is
(A) Gujarat  (now)
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Assam
(D) Andhra Pradesh
150. Which one of the following states does not have much mineral resources?
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Bihar
(C) Assam
(D) Madhya Pradesh
154.Bhilai Steel Plant was established in collaboration with
(B) UK
(A) Germany
158.Aeroplane manufacturing in India is done in A
(A) Kanpur
(B) Bhopal
(C) Nasik
(D) Bengaluru
161. Nepa newsprint factory is located in
(A) Maharastra
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) Madhya Pradesh
162.An important pearl fishing centre in India is
(A) Kandia
(B) Tuticorin
(C) Cochin
(D) Nhava Sheva

WBCS Question Paper – Mains – 2016

121.Ramagiri gold field is situated in the states of
(A) Karnataka
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Kerala
136.The place famous for copper is
(A) Khetri
(B) Hazaribagh
(C) Ranchi
(D) Tarapur
150.Uranium is mined at Jaduguda in
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Kerala
(C) Jharkhand
(D) Karnataka
179.Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
(A) Karanpura coalfields — Jharkhand
(B) Singareni coalfields— Madhya Pradesh
(C) Raniganj coalfields —West Bengal
(D) Talcher coalfields —-Orissa
60. Which of the following is the main source of energy in India ?
(A) Fuel wood
(B) Nuclear energy
(C) Coal
(D) Solar
125. Alwayee, Koyana and Korba is mainly known for
(A) Thermal power station
(B) Refineries
(C) Hydel power station
(D) Aluminium industry
128. The largest petroleum refinery in India is   (Jamnagar)
(A) Mathura
(B) Digboi
(C) Koyali
(D) Trombay
134. The oldest oil well in India was dug at
(A) Naharkatia
(B) Ankleshwar
(C) Moran
(D) Digboi
166. Neyvelli thermal power station is located in
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Karnataka
175. Idukki Thermal Power Station is in the state of
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Kerala
(D) Karnataka
181.The oldest atomic power station is
(A) Kalpakkam
(B) Tarapur
(C) Narora
(D) Kota
162. The city which is called ‘Cotton polis’ of India:
(A) Kanpur
(B) Ahmedabad
(C) Mumbai
(D) Coimbatore
164. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute is located at
(A) Madras
(B) Goa
(C) Cochin
(D) Kolkata
178. Which of the following is the Manchester of South India ?
(A) Chennai
(B) Tirunelveli
(C) Perambur
(D) Coimbatore
193. Which is a ‘Foot Loose’ industry ?
(A) Electronics
(B) Leather
(C) Paper
(D) Cement
131. The Indian Space Research Organisation is in :
(A) Trivandrum
(B) Bangalore
(C) Thumba
(D) Sriharikota
138. Which one of the following shipyard centre is largest in India ?
(A) Cochin Shipyard Ltd., Kochi
(B) The Garden Reach Workshop, Kolkata
(C) Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., Vishakhapatnam
(D) The Mazgaon Dock, Mumbai

WBCS Question Paper – Mains – 2015

86. Among the following countries, which one has the largest concentration of Railways?
(a) India
(b) South Africa
(c) Egypt
(d) Algeria
11. About of the total iron ore production of India is from –
(a) Jharkhand and Odisha
(b) Karnataka and Odisha
(e) Bihar and Madhya Pradesh
(d) Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
13. Diamond Vines are located at –
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Gujarat.
56. The Rourkela Steel plant was built on the bank of the
(a) Bhadra river
(b) Brahmani river
(e) Damodar river
(d) Bhima river
60. Consider the following statements –
1. Textile industry is Labour intensive
2. Textile industry is export oriented
3. India exports more textile goods than China
Which of the statements given above are correct ?
(a) 1 & 2
(b) 2 & 3
(c) 1 & 3
(d) All of the above
62. Consider the following statements –
1. India produced 8.5 million motor-cycles in 2009-10
2. India is largest producer of motor-cycles
3. India is the second largest exporter of passenger cars
Which of the above statements are correct ?
(a) 1 & 2
(b) 2 & 3
(c) 1 & 3
(d) None of the above
63. Which of the following iron and steel plants was built to use charcoal as a source of power to start with but later switched over to hydroelectricity ?
(a) TISCO     (b) IISCO
(c) VISL        (d) HSL
66. The first cotton mill of India was established at
(a) Mumbai
(b) Ahmedabad
(c) Baroda
(d) Kolkata  (1818)
67. Hindalco, an aluminum factory located Renukut owes its site basically to
(a) Proximity of raw materials
(b) Abundant supply of power
(c) Efficient transport network
(d) Proximity to the market
68. For which one of the following is Satara well known
(a) Thermal Power plant
(b) Wind Energyplant
(c) Hydro-electric plant
(d) Nuclear Power plant
69. Where are the BHEL Plants located?
(a) Hardwar, Bhopal, Hyderabad & Tiruchirapalli
(b) Pinjour, Bengaluru, Hyderabad & Kalamassery
(c) Hardwar, Pinjour, Kalamassery & Tiruchirapalli
(d) Bhopal, Jhansi, Haridwar & Tiruchirapalli
71. Location of sugar industry in India is shifting from north to south because of
(a) Cheap Labour
(b) Expanding regional market
(c) Cheap and abundant supply of power
(d) High yield and high sugar content in sugar cane
72. Copper is produced in
(a) Rajasthan and Bihar
(b) Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
(c) Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
(d) Odisha, Rajasthan and Bihar
74. Unlike other parts of the Indian Coast, fishing Industry has not developed along the Saurashtra Coast because
(a) There are few Indentations suitable for fishing
(b) Of overwhelming dependence on agriculture and animal husbandry
(c) The seawater is relatively more saline
(d) Of industrial development leading to widespread pollution of coastal area
75. Which one of the following statements is incorrect ?
(a) Maximum number of cotton yarn and textile mills are located in Gujarat
(b) Carpet industry is chiefly in the State of Uttar Pradesh
(c) Cotton textile industry provides jobs to the maximum number of people
(d) The first cotton mill was set-up at Fort Gloster in Calcutta
87. Which of the following countries produce the largest amount of crude steel of the World?
(a) Japan
(b) China
(c) South Korea
(d) India
88. Which one of the following statement is NOT correct?
(a) India is the second largest producer of Nitrogenous Fertilizer in the World
(b) India is the ninth largest steel producing country in the World
(c) India is the- second largest producer of Silk in the World
(d) India is the third in the World in Coal production
73. In the process of industrial development of India, the investment per enterprise in the public sector was the highest during the
(a) First year plan
(b) Third five year plan
(c) Fifth five year plan
(d) Seventh five year plan
76. Modern industrial development of India is largely due to –
(a) Rationalization of raw material
(b) Availability of skilled manpower
(e) Liberalisation of government policies
(d) Increase in market demand

WBCS Question Paper – Mains – 2014

86. To establish the growth of Small enterprise so that they graduate to medium enterprises, a comprehensive act called the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act came into force in the year
(a) 2006        (b) 2000
(c) 1994        (d) 1991
88. Which statement regarding Special Economic Zones is incorrect?
(a) They are duty free enclaves of development
(b) They deemed as foreign territories for purpose of trade, duties and tariffs
(c) They are not exempted from the application of Labour law
(d) Area is net foreign exchange earner
80. Which of the following is an example of non-renewable energy resource?
(a) Solar
(b) Coal
(c) Methane
(d) Hydroelectric
87. Nepanagar in Madhya Pradesh is famous for
(a) Textile
(b) Newsprint paper
(d) Vegetable oil
89. First Export Processing Zone in India was
(a) Falta
(b) Kandala
(c) Santa Cruz
(d) Surat
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