Resources & Industry – Geography – WBCS Preliminary Question Paper

Resources & Industry Geography WBCS Preliminary Question Paper
Resources and Industry of India questions

WBCS Preliminary – 2020 to 2011

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2020

101. Which City in Gujarat is widely known as ship breaking yard?
(Bhavnagar, Gujarat)
(A) Okha
(B) Alang
(C) Kandia
(D) Veraval
180. Kakrapar Atomic Centre is located near City in India ?
(Moti Cher, Gujarat)
(A) Kota
(B) Kalpakkam
(C) Surat
(D) Mumbai



WBCS Preliminary Question – 2019

31. About 80% of the coal reserves of India lie in the
(A) Damodar valley     
(B) Son valley      
(C) Mahanadi valley     
(D) Godavari valley

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2018

110. The highest production and largest reserves of manganese ore lies in the state
(a) Bihar
(b) Odisha
(c) Karnataka
(d) Rajasthan

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2017

144. Which one of the following sea ports has natural harbour ?
(Andhra Pradesh)
(A) Chennai
(B) Vishakhapatnam
(C) Haldia
(D) New Tuticorn
145. Bhilai in the state of Chattisgarh is famous for the industry of
(USSR, 1955)
(A) Cotton Textile
(B) Fertilizer
(C) Iron and Steel
(D) Aluminium
149. In India petroleum oil was first discovered in
(1866, Tinsukia, Assam)
(A) Surma Valley
(B) Digboi
(C) Rudrasagar
(D) Nahorkatia
150. Which state of India has the largest installation of wind power?
(A) Gujarat
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Karnataka
(D) Tamil Nadu

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2016

110.  The greatest potential for the generation of tidal power in India is available in the :
(A) Malabar coast        
(B) Konkan coast        
(C) Gujrat coast
(D) Coromandal coast
182.  The biggest ship-building yard of India is :
(1972, Kochi, Kerala)
(A) Garden Reach Workshop, Kolkata
(B) Hindustan Shipyard, Vishakhapatam
(C) Mazagaon Dock, Mumbai
(D) Cochin Shipyard, Kochi

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2015

86. Geographical concentration of industries generates
(A) Horizontal linkage only      
(B) Vertical linkage only
(C) Both vertical and horizontal linkages
(D) No linkage effect
155. The Kundakulam Nuclear Power Plant, that started commercial production in 2014 is located in –
(A) Tamil Nadu       
(B) Karnataka      
(C) Kerala      
(D) Andhra Pradesh
164.  Petroleum Refineries in India mostly have
(A) Oilfield locations      
(B) Port locations     
(C) Pipeline terminal locations       
(D) All of the above
167.  Tamil Nadu is the only state with more than one major port because
(Ennore, Tuticorin, Chennai)
(A) This state has the longest coastline
(B) The depth of water is high
(C) The coast has well defined inlets and bays
(D) The coast is not very rocky

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2014

49.  Bokaro Steel Plant was established with the help of
(1964, Jharkhand)
(A) America     
(B) Britain      
(C) France        
(D) Soviet Union
70.  Tuticorin, an important fishing harbour is situated along ______ coast.
(artificial, Tamil Nadu)
(A) Malabar       
(B) Coromandel
(C) Konkan      
(D) Gulf of Kutch
101.  The Rourkela Steel Plant is located on the Bank of river
(1960, West Germany)
(A) Bhadra        
(B) Brahmani 
(C) Damodar    
(D) Bhima
106.  Diamond mines of India are located in ______
(Majhgawan near Panna)
(A) Utter Pradesh       
(B) Karnataka
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Gujarat
120.   The major concentration of India’s mica production comes from
(A) Bihar      
(B) Chhatishgarh        
(C) Jharkhand
(D) Odisha
137.  The location of Iron & Steel plants in India has been influenced by the availability of the following in order of importance :
(A) Iron Ore – Coking Coal – Limestone – Manganese
(B) Coking Coal – Iron Ore – Limestone – Manganese
(C) Iron Ore – Manganese – Limestone – Coking Coal
(D) Coking Coal – Manganese – Iron Ore – Limestone
141.  The biggest ship building yard of India is ______.
(1972, Kerala)
(A) Garden Reach Workshop, Kolkata      
(B) Hindustan Shipyard, Vishakhapatnam
(C) Mazagaon Dock, Mumbai      
(D) Cochin Shipyard, Kochi

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2013

106.  In India which State has the largest coal reserve ?
(A) Orissa       
(B) Jharkhand        
(C) Chattisgarh
(D) West Bengal
111.  In India which state produces the largest amount of coal ?
(A) Chattisgarh     
(B) Jharkhand     
(C) Orissa
(D) Andhra Pradesh
122.  India refines ____ M.M.T. of petroleum annually
(A) 195      
(B) 215      
(C) 230     
(D) 250
136.  Indian coal is mostly
(A) Anthracite        
(B) Bituminous
(C) Lignite       
(D) Peat
171.  The controversial Vedanta Aluminium Plant is located in —
(A) Maharashtra        
(B) Odisha      
(C) Jharkhand       
(D) Bihar
187. Granites and gneisses of Dharwarian age are found in :
(2.5 – 1.8 billion years)
(A) Siwalik Hills      
(B) Deccan Plateau        
(C) Chotonagpur Plateau
(D) Kirthar Range
195. Gondwana beds are known for their :
(250 million years)
(A) Iron deposits       
(B) Coal deposits
(C) Bauxite        
(D) Petroleum

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2012

77.  The material extracted from bauxite is
(A) Aluminium
(B) Alumina
(C) Biotite mica      
(D) Chalcopyrite
157.  Which is the most industrially advanced state in India ?
(A) Maharashtra
(B) Gujarat       
(C) Punjab       
(D) Tamil Nadu

WBCS Preliminary – 2010 to 2000

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2010

73.  How much of India’s crude oil requirement is imported  ?
(3rd in World)
(A) 65 %       
(B) 70 %        
(C) 75 %       
(D) 80 %
112.  Bailadila range in India is noted for the production of
(A) Aluminium       
(B) Iron Ore
(C) Bauxite 
(D) Mica
120.  Bauxite extracted in Madhya Pradesh is used for the production of
(A) Bronze       
(B) Aluminium
(C) Copper     
(D) Mica

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2009

61.  Which of the following pair is correct  ?
(A) Maharastra – Pradip
(B) Tamil Nadu – Mangalore
(C) Gujarat – Kandla     (Deendayal Port Trust)
(D) Karnataka -Tuticorin
65.  The first heavy electrical equipment manufacturing plant set up in the Public Sector in 1960 is at
(A) Bhopal
(B) Durgapur       
(C) Hyderabad      
(D) Ranipur
71.  Which of the following raw materials for the manufacturing of paper is used in large quantity in India  ?
(A) Salai wood
(B) Sabai grass      
(C) Cotton rags      
(D) Bamboo
111.  The artificial harbour along the West Coast of India is
(A) Cochin  
(B) Kandla      
(C) Marmagao      
(D) Nhava Sheva

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2008

170. Noonmati is known for the location of a
(1st IOCL refinery, 1962)
(A) Public sector oil refinery
(B) Private sector coal field
(C) Private sector oil refinery
(D) Public sector coal field
180. Lignite is a type of 
(40% coal)
(A) Iron ore
(B) Copper
(C) Coal
(D) Limestone

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2007

67. _____ is not a Nuclear Power Center
(A) Narora
(B) Kakrapara
(C) Chamera     (Himachal Pradesh)
(D) Kota
146. Charnockite is
(A) Nilgiri gneiss
(B) A Gemstone
(C) Found in Jharkhand
(D) A glacier
154._________ is the most industrially advanced State in India.
(A) Maharashtra
(B) Punjab
(C) Gujarat
(D) Tamilnadu

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2006

91. ONGC stands for
(a) Oil and Natural Gas Company
(b) Oil and Natural Gas Commission
(c) Organization of Non-Government Companies
(d) Organization of Non-Companies Government
154. Oldest oilfield of India is
(a) Moran
(b) Bombay High
(c) Digboi
(d) Arikleswar
174. Which is the first nuclear station of India?
(with the help of USA)
(a) Tarapur       (Maharashtra)
(b) Trombay
(c) Kalpakkam
(d) Narora

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2005

145. Almost 98% reserves of barites are found in
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Bihar
(d) Madhya Pradesh
147. Tipam sand stones are found in
(a) Assam
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Rajasthan
(d) West Bengal

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2004

129. Monazite is found in the coastal sands of
(A) Malabar Coast
(B) Ratnagiri Coast
(C) Coromandal Coast
(D) Chandipur Coast

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2003

53. Which one of the following is a correct statement?
(A)A mineral cannot be an ore
(B)An ore cannot be a mineral.
(C) All ores are minerals.
(D) All minerals are ores.
181. Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are ideal places for the development of
(A) Tidal energy
(B) Wind energy
(C) Solar energy
(D) Hydro electricity
190. Nepanagar Produces
(A) Honey
(B) Copper
(C) Newsprint
(D) Contact lens

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2002

126. Calicoes stood for Indian
(A) Indigo
(B) Cotton
(C) Spices
(D) Textile

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2001

24. The atomic power plant which became active recently is located at
(A) Kalpakkam
(B) Norora
(C) Tarapore
(D) Kaiga
74. In India the places where gold, copper, iron ore and coal are found are in order:
(A) Noamundi, Khetri, Jharia and Kolar
(B) Kolar, Khetri, Noamundi and Jharia
(C) Jharia, Noamundi, Kolar and Khetri
(D) Kolar, Noamundi, Jharia and Khetri
160. The leading copper producer is
(A) Bihar
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Orissa

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2000

74. Potential for development of tidal energy in India is largest in
(A) Gulf of Cambay
(B) Gulf of Mannar
(C) Chilika lake
(D) Puliket lake

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