West Bengal Geography – WBCS Main Question Paper

West Bengal Geography - WBCS Main Question Paper
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WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

16. Malda district of West Bengal is famous for
(A) Sericulture
(B) Horticulture
(C) Apiculture
(D) Aquaculture
19. Bangladesh access the enclaves in Cooch Bihar through ___ corridor.
(A) Teen Bigha
(B) Darjeeling
(C) Jalpaiguri
(D) None of the above
44. According to the Census of India, 2011 the sex ratio of West Bengal is
(A) 947
(B) 948
(C) 938
(D) 958
82. _______ is a central university in West Bengal.
(A) Gour Banga University
(B) Rabindra Bharati
(C) Vishwa Bharati
(D) University of Calcutta

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

123. Which one of the following areas is noted for mangrove vegetation?
(A) Lava forest of Kalimpong
(B) Sajnekhali forest of South 24-Parganas
(C) Dandakaranya forest of Orissa
(D) National Park of U.P.
126. The Sundarban is found in
(A) Kutch
(B) West Ghats
(C) Konkan Coast
(D) Deltaic W.B
134. Which one of the following is a wildlife sanctuary?
(A) Jaldapara
(B) Garumara
(C) Corbett Park
(D) Chapramari
135. National Botanical Garden is located at
(A) Shimla
(B) Howrah
(C) Lucknow
(D) Bengaluru
157. Farakka Barrage was commissioned to
(A) save Kolkata port
(B) link North and South Bengal
(C) supply drinking water to Kolkata
(D) divert water to Bangladesh
159. Which of the following canals is located in W.B.?
(A) Lower Ganga canal
(B) Saracja canal
(C) Eden canal
(D) Sirhand canal

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

171. The district having the highest percentage of ST population (in 2011) in West Bengal is
(A) Darjeeling
(B) Alipurduar
(C) Purulia (actually Jalpaiguri)
(D) Dakshin Dinajpur
172. The district having the lowest population density (as in 2011) in West Bengal is
(A) Darjeeling
(B) Bankura
(C) Purulia
(D) Alipurduar
173. The maximum migration (migrants by place of birth) in West Bengal (as in 2011) had occurred as
(A) Inter-district
(B) Intra-district
(C) Inter-state
(D) International
174. Share (in %) of the net sown area is the maximum in the district of
(A) Purba Medinipur
(B) Malda
(C) Bardhaman
(D) Uttar Dinajpur
175. West Bengal has the highest number of livestock in the form of
(a) Buffalo
(b) Sheep
(c) Goat
(d) Cattle
176. Geologically arsenic in groundwater has its original source in
(A) the chotonagpur plateau.
(B) the marine sediments of the Bay of Bengal.
(C) the Himalayas.
(D) the Ganga plain itself.
177. Clouded Leopard in West Bengal can be spotted in wild in
(A) Neora Valley
(B) Buxa
(C) Sundarban
(D) Forests of Purulia
178. Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the district of
(A) Bardhaman
(B) South 24 Parganas
(C) North 24 Parganas
(D) Nadia
179. Which district of the following does not have Fluoride contamination in groundwater?
(A) Purulia
(B) Birbhum
(C) Bankura
(D) Nadia
180.Which one of the following statement is not true in case of the East Kolkata Wetlands (E K W)?
(A) It has an area of about 800 ha.
(B) It is a Ramsar site.
(C) It is popular for its waste recycling properties.
(D) It is covered by a large number of water bodies only.
181. Swatch-of-No-Ground is located in — ZOO
(A) the Godavari continental shelf
(B) the Northern part of the Indian Ocean.
(C ) the Western coast of India.
(D) the Northern part of the Bay of Bengal.
182. The most vulnerable tribal community in West Bengal is
(A) Santhal
(B) Munda
(C) Birhore
(D) Toto
184. Coal mines in West Bengal are mainly of
(A) Anthracite type
(B) Bituminus type
(C) Lignite type
(D) Beat type
185. The number of class I towns in West Bengal is
(A) 68
(B) 58
(C) 48
(D) 38
187. ‘Barid’ tract is found in the district of
(A) Jalpaiguri
(B) Birbhum
(C) North 24 Parganas
(D) Dakshin Dinajpur
188. Which one of the following towns of WestBengal has been selected for ‘Smart City’ development ?   
(New Town, Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Durgapur, Haldia)
(A) Kalyari
(B) Siliguri
(C) Haldia
(D) Bidhannagar
191. Which one of the following is not an island of the Sundarban region ?
(A) Gosaba
(B) Patharprauma
(C) Jammudwip
(D) Sabujdwip
192. What percentage of area is under forests in West Bengal ?
(A) 13%  
(B) 20% 
(C) 31%  
(D) 33%
193.Which district of West Bengal has recorded the least average annual precipitation during 1901-2010 period?
(A) Purulia
(B) Bankura
(C) Birbhum
(D) Nadia
195.Which one of the following is not a tidal river of West Bengal ?
(A) Hooghly
(B) Ichamati
(C) Ajay
(D) Rupnarayan
109.The normal date of onset of the South-West monsoon in South Bengal is
(A) 1 – 5 June
(B) 5-10 June
(C) 10-15 June
(D) 15-20 June
127. According to ISI Seismic Risk Zones the South Bengal Plains lie within
(A) Zone I
(B) Zone II
(C) Zone III (III & IV)
(D) Zone IV

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

81. River Tista is a tributary of which river system ?
(A) Ganga
(B) Brahmaputra
(C) Yamuna
(D) Mahanadi
184. UNESCO declared as a Biosphere Reserve as well as a World Heritage site in 1997
(A) Bitarkanika
(B) Jim Corbet
(C) Kanha
(D) Sundarban
145. Lowest literacy rate found in West Bengal is in
(A) Purba Medinipur
(B) Koch Bihar
(C) Uttar Dinajpur
(D) Maida
149. Literacy rate of West Bengal as on 2011 is
(A) 72.04%   
(B) 77.08%
(C) 78.01%   
(D) 73.55%
176. Population density of West Bengal as on 2011 is
(A) 1028 person per square km
(B) 1023 person per square km.
(C) 1038 person per square km.
(D) 1033 person per square km.
186. Level of urbanization in West Bengal in 2011 is
(A) 27.81%    
(B) 31.16%
(C) 28.32%    
(D) 32.24%

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

30. ____is the largest district of West Bengal in size –
(a) South 24 Parganas
(b) Midnapore (West)
(c) Burdwan
(d) Jalpaiguri
97. Aluminum Factory of West Bengal is located at
(a) Falta
(b) Asansol
(c) Durgapur
(d) Batanagar
98. Lowest rainfall of West Bengal is found in:
(a) Purulia
(b) Birbhum
(c) Paschim Midnapore
(d) Bankura
99. West Bengal was formed on :
(a) 1st January of 1905
(b) 15th August of 1947
(c) 26th January of 1950
(d) 14th April of 1948
100. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer using codes given below:
I. Rivers of Sunderban Region are fed by high tides
Il. Most of the rivers of Sunderban Region are distributaries of Hooghly
Ill. Haldi is a tributary of Hooghly
IV. Saptamukhi and Piyali fall in Sunderban Region
(a) I & III
(b) II & III
(c) I, II & IV
(d) None of the above

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

94. Which is the highest peak in West Bengal?
(a) Sandakphu
(b) Falut
(c) Sabargam
(d) Tonglu
95 Which of the following districts of West Bengal has the lowest literacy rate in 2011?
(a) Maida
(b) Murshidabad
(c) Purulia
(d) Uttar Dinajpur
96. The approximate percentage of land under forest in West Bengalis
(a) 20.5%     
(b) 13.5%
(c) 15.5%     
(d) 28.5%
99. North-South stretch Hooghly industrial belt is from Banshberia to
(a) Naihati
(b) Budge Budge
(c) Belghoria
(d) Uluberia
100. In which part of the Ganga delta land building has practically ceased?
(a) North 24-Parganas
(b) South 24-Parganas
(c) Nadia
(d) Malda
92. East Kolkata Wetlands were designated a “Wetlands of International Importance” under the Ramsar Conventionin the year?
(a) 1972    
(b) 1986
(c) 1995    
(d) 2002

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