River & Hydro Projects – Geography – WBCS Main Question Paper

River & Hydro Projects - Geography - WBCS Main Question Paper
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WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

26. ______ is the largest west flowing river of Peninsular India. 
(1310 km)
(A) Tapi
(B) Sabarmati
(C) Narmada
(D) None of the above
39. According to the Indus Water Treaty, India got the exclusive right to use the water of three rivers and among them one is 
(A) Jhelum
(B) Ravi
(C) Chenab
(D) Indus
48. Ganga is an example of ______ river
(A) Consequent
(B) Subsequent
(C) Antecedent
(D) None of the above
49. _____ is the source of river Chambal.
(Janapav Hills, Vindhayan Range)
(A) Malwa plateau
(B) Aravalli range
(C) Vindhyan range
(D) Satpura range
50. Chilka is an example of
(A) Crater
(B) Lagoon
(C) Glacial
(D) Aeolian
99. The Indus originates from the glaciers of ____ range.
(A) Pir Panjal
(B) Kailash
(C) Zaskar
(D) Saitora
100. Mandakini and Alakananada meet at ______
(A) Rudra Prayag
(B) Karan Prayag
(C) Allahabad
(D) Deva Prayag
111. Tilaiya Dam is on river.
(Jharkhand, 1953)
(A) Barakar
(B) Damodar
(C) Konar
(D) None of the above
112. Ukai dam is on Ukai river which is a tributary of _____ river.
(Vallabh Sagar reservoir, Gujrat)
(A) Narmada
(B) Mahanadi
(C) Tapi
(D) Ganga
113. Shivasamudram Dam is constructed on _____ river. 
(Shivanasamudra Falls)
(A) Narmada
(B) Mahanadi
(C) Krishna
(D) Kaveri


WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

101. Where is the Rana Pratap Sagar Dam built?
(A) On river Sutlej
(B) On river Chambal
(C) On river Narmada
(D) On river Gandak
102. The river which joins Ganga from Southern side
(A) Betwa
(B) Chambal
(C) Son
(D) Ken
103. The first multipurpose project of independent India is 
(A) Bhakra-Nangal
(B) Damodar
(C) Hirakud
(D) NagaijUfla
104. Which river is under dispute involving MP, Maharashtra, Gujrat ?
(A) Krishna
(B) Narmada
(C) Koyna
(D) Tapti
105. The ‘Pong Dam’ is constructed on the river
(Maharana Pratap Sagar)
(A) Ravi
(B) Tapti
(C) Beas
(D) Don
106. An important river of the Indian desert is
(A) Luni
(B) Narmada
(C) Krishna
(D) Beas
107. Nasik is situated on the bank of the river
(A) Mahanadi
(B) Tapti
(C) Krishna
(D) Godavari
108. Srinagar is located on the bank of
(A) Indus
(B) Jhelum
(C) Chnul
(D) Ravi
109. The river which is used for inland waterways in India is
(A) Ganga
(B) Cauven
(C) Mahi
(D) Luni
153. Which river originates from the Amarkantak plateau?
(A) Narmada river
(B) Son river
(C) Betwa river
(D) Godavari river


155. Which of the following rivers makes an estuary?
(A) Krishna
(B) Mahanadi
(C) Godavari
(D) Narmada
156. Which of the following is a river from Central India and joining Yamuna/Ganga ?
(A) Ghagra
(B) Gomti
(C) Kosi
(D) Betwa
158. On which river has the Hirakud dam been built?
(A) Mahanadi
(B) Godavari
(C) Cauvery
(D) Periyar
160. Where is Tala Hydroelectric project which is expected to generator 1020 power, located? 
(Wangchu River)
(A) Arunachal Pradesh
(B) Bhutan
(C) Nepal
(D) Himachal Pradesh
161. Which of the following pairs is wrongly matched?
(A) Koyana project — Maharashtra
(B) Sharavathy project — Kamataka
(C) Balimela project — Orissa
(D) Sabarigiri project — Gujarat  (Kerala)
162. In which part of India, canal irrigation system is the most common?
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Sikkim
(D) Uttar Pradesh
163. Tehri Dam receives water from which of the following rivers? 
(A) Alaknanda
(B) Bhagirathi
(C) Gandak
(D) Ghaghra
164. Which state is irrigated by Ganga canal?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) West Bengal
(D) Rajasthan
165. What is the longest Irrigation Canal in India called?
(A) Yainuna Canal
(B) Sirhand Canal
(C) Indira Gandhi Canal
(D) Upper Ban Doal Canal
167. Where is Nathpa Jhakri power project located? 
(Sutlej river )
(A) Uttarakhand
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) Andhra Pradesh

168. The confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi is known as
(A) Rudraprayag
(B) Devaprayag
(C) Handwar
(D) Kedarnath
169. The river also known as Tsangpo in Tibet is
(A) Ganga
(B) Brahmaputra
(C) Indus
(D) Teesta
170. On the tributary of which river has Rihand Dam been constructed
(Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar, UP)
(A) Chambal
(B) Yamuna
(C) Son
(D) Periyar
(A) Hindukush range
(B) Himalayan range
(C) Karakoram range
(D) Kailash range
172. Which of the following rivers has its Source outside India?
(A) Brahmaputra
(B) Beas
(C) Ravi
(D) Jhelum
173. Surat is situated on the banks of the river
(A) Tapti
(B) Mahanadi
(C) Bhima
(D) Godavari
174. The joint river valley venture of India and Nepal 
(Sorrow of Bihar)
(A) Gomati
(B) Chambal
(C) Damodar
(D) Kosi
175. Meghna is the combined stream of which two rivers?
(A) Ganga and Yamuna
(B) Ganga and Gomati
(C) Ganga and Son
(D) Ganga and Brahmaputra
179. Which one of the following river flows through a rift valley?
(A) Godavari
(B) Narmada
(C) Krishna
(D) Mahanadi
194. Majuli the largest river island in the world, lies in the State of
(A) Arunachal Pradesh
(B) Assam
(C) Tripura
(D) Mizorarn


WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

151. The first hydro-power plant in India was set up at 
(Sidrapong, 1897)
(A) Mandi
(B) Darjeeling
(C) Sivasamudram
(D) Pykara
152. Loktak is the only major power project located in the State of
(A) Nagaland
(B) Manipur
(C) Mizorum
(D) Tripura
155.The longest road bridge in India is on the river 
(Bhupen Hazarika Setu, 9.15 km)
(A) Son
(B) Godavari
(C) Ganga
(D) Lohit River
103. Which one of the following rivers has the highest run off ?
(A) The Ganga
(B) The Brahmaputra  (2900 km)
(C) The Indus    (2880 km)
(D) The Narmada
104. Which one of the following in the correct sequence of the tributary rivers of the Indus from north to south direction ?
(A) Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Satluj
(B) Chenab, Jhelum, Satluj,Ravi
(C) Ravi, Satluj, Chenab, Jhelum
(D) Satluj, Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab
105. The largest river system of the Peninsular India is 
(1465 km)
(A) the Krishna
(B) the Godavari
(C) the Mahanadi
(D) the Narmada
107. Which one of the following river is not connected with the proposed Ganga – Cauvery link canal?
(A) Sone
(B) Mahanadi
(C) Narmada
(D) Pennar
108. The Luni river has its origin from
(A) The Satpura hills
(B) The Indus river
(C) The Aravalli hills
(D)The Himalayan region
120. Which one of the following rivers had shifted its course frequently ?
(A) The Brahmaputra
(B) The Ganga
(C) The Teesta
(D)The Koshi
133. Which one of the following is a right bank tributary of the river Ganga ?
(A) The Jamuna 
(B) The Gandak
(C) Kali
(D) The Tista
160. Lonar is
(A) salt lake
(B) lagoon lake
(C) rift valley lake
(D) crater lake
170. The famous Gersoppa Falls is located on the river 
(A) Godavari
(B) Sharavati
(C) Narmada
(D) Cauvery


WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

51. Which of the following is wrongly matched ?
(A) Srinagar : Jhelum
(B) Lucknow : Gomati
(C) Tiruchirappalli : Periyar
(D) Panaji : Mandovi
71. The river which is known as ‘Vridha Ganga‘ is
(A) Krishna
(B) Kaveri
(C) Godavari
(D) Mahanadi
109. Which one of the following is not a tributary of Godavari ?
(A) Wardha
(B) Wainganga
(C) Manjra
(D) Tel
112. Pykara project is located in
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Kerala
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Kamataka
115. There are a large number of hydro-electric projects in South India, because
(A) coal region is far away.
(B) there are large number of waterfalls.
(C) perennial rivers are there.
(D) there is facility to collect rain water.
119.Which one of the following is not a tributary of Krishna ?
(A) Tungabhadra
(B) Penner
(C) Bhima
(D) Sina
122.Which one of the following rivers makes an estuary ?
(A) Krishna
(B) Godavari
(C) Kaveri
(D) Tapti
(A) in Gangetic delta
(B) in Godavari delta
(C) in Gulf of Kutch
(D) in Gulf of Khambhat
127. In which state the highest waterfall is located in India ?
(Kunchikal Falls)
(A) Karnataka
(B) Assam
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Kerala
130. River Knavery flows through the state of
(A) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
(B) Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
(C) Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu
(D) Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh


132.Which one is wrongly matched?
(A) Nagarjuna Sagar Project – Krishna
(B) Hirakund – Mahanadi
(C) Bhakra Nangal – Satluj
(D) Ukai – Chambal
137. River Brahmaputra flows through
(A) Tibet, Bangladesh, India
(B) India, China, Bangladesh, Tibet
(C) India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sikkim
(D) Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bhutan
140. Rihand is the project of which state ? 
(Sonbhadra Dist.)
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Bihar
(D) Karnataka
142. Majule island is formed by which river ?
(A) Godavari
(B) Cauvery
(C) Brahmaputra
(D) Krishna
151. Kundah hydro-electric project is located at
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) West Bengal
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Kerala
(A) Tehri dam
(B) Bhakra Nangal dam
(C) Hirakund
(D) Nagaijuna Sagar dam
155. Which one of the following Himalayan rivers is not an antecedent stream?
(A) Indus
(B) Sutlej
(C) Kali
(D) Brahmaputra
157. Indus and Brahmaputra rivers are example of
(A) Subsequent drainage
(B) Super-imposed drainage
(C) Consequent drainage
(D) Antecedent drainage
159. Which one of the following river is not trans Himalayan?
(A) Sutlej
(B) Brahmaputra
(C) Indus
(D) Ganga
169. Bhakkhra-Nangal is a combined project of
(Himachal Pradesh, Gobind Sagar reservoir)
(A) Haryana-Punjab-Rajasthan
(B) Haryana-Punjab-Delhi
(C) Himachal-Haryana-Punjab
(D) Punjab-Delhi-Rajasthan

174.The river which originates from Mansarovar Lake is
(A) Ganga
(B) Yamuna
(C) Ravi
(D) Sutlej
177. Which one is wrongly matched ?
(A) Ahmedabad – Sabarmati
(B) Hyderabad – Krishna
(C) Kota – Chambal
(D) Nasik – Godavari
182.Which of the following rivers is flowing through a rift valley ?
(A) Godavari
(B) Tapti
(C) Krishna
(D) Kaveri
187. The two branches of the Ganga include :
(A) Bhagirathi and Yamuna
(B) Bhagirathi and Alkananda
(C) Mandakini and Yamuna
(D) Mandakini and Son-Ganga
190. Marble Falls is found in 
(Dhuandhar Falls)
(A) Cauvery river
(B) Sharaswati river
(C) Narmada river
(D) Godavari river
192. The two branches of Ganga, Bhagirathi and Alakananda joins at
(A) Rudraprayag
(B) Haridwar
(C) Devprayag
(D) Sonprayag
196. Which one of the following is not a tributary of Ganga ?
(A) Gandok
(B) Gomati
(C) Kosi
(D) Ghaggar


WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

22. Which one of the following places is located at the confluence of Alakananda & Bhagirathi?
(a) Vishnuprayag
(b) Devaprayag
(c) Rudraprayag
(d) Karnaprayag
23. The Amarkantak Hill is the source of two Rivers flowing in two different directions (West and East). They are –
(a) Narmada and Tapi
(b) Narmada and Mahanadi
(e) Tapi and Betwa
(d) Tapi and Son
24. Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matched ?
(a) Kosi : Consequent River
(b) Narmada : Rift Valley River
(c) Sultej : Antecedent River
(d) Ghagghar : River with interior drainage
25. The Indus and Brahmaputra Rivers are examples of :
(a) Subsequent Drainage
(b) Superimposed Drainage
(c) Consequent Drainage
(d) Antecedent Drainage
41. Which river has been harnessed under the Hirakud multi-purpose Project?
(a) Godavari
(b) Mahanadi
(c) Narmada
(d) Krishna
61. The highest water-fall in India is
(a) Kunchikal
(b) Jog  
(c) Sivasundaram 
(d) None of the above
81. Formation of potholes in river beds is an example of :
(a) Hydration
(b) Gtrrosion
(c) Erosion
(d) Attrition


WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

52. Sindh Sagar Doab is located between the rivers
(a) Chenab and Jhelum
(b) Ravi and Chenab
(c) Beas and Sutluj
(d) Jhelum-Chenab and Indus
54. Jog Falls is associated with river
(a) Godavari
(b) Saraswati
(c) Sharavati
(d) Ganga
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