West Bengal Geography – WBCS Main Question Paper

West Bengal Geography - WBCS Main Question Paper
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WBCS Main Question Paper – 2022

120. As per the Indian Standards Institution (ISI) most of the area of West Bengal lies under the following seismic zone:

(A) I and II

(B) II and III

(C) III and IV

(D) IV and V


125. Name the newest district of West Bengal.

(A) Kalimpong

(B) Paschim Bardhhaman

(C) Jhargram

(D) Alipur Duar


130. In which of the following district of West Bengal the Khoayi or Badland topography is found?

(A) Nadia

(B) Darjiling

(C) Uttar Dinajpur

(D) Birbhum


131. The Singalila mountain range is situated on the border between West Bengal and

(A) Sikkim

(B) Nepal

(C) Assam

(D) Bhutan


139. The Barakar river is a tributary of

(A) the Mahanadi

(B) the Ganga

(C) the Damodar

(D) the Ajay


145. According to the census of India, 2011, in West Bengal, the highest literacy rate of population was found in the district of

(A) Purba Medinipur

(B) Kolkata

(C) North 24 Parganas

(D) Howrah


157. In West Bengal, according to Census of India, 2011, the highest number of census towns (CTs) are found in the district of

(A) North 24 Parganas

(B) Howrah

(C) Hooghly

(D) Bardhhaman


160. Which one of the following rivers has originated from the ‘Paglajhora’ waterfalls of Kurseong?

(A) Jaldhaka

(B) Mahananda

(C) Sankosh

(D) None of the above


163. Farakka Barrage was constructed for the purpose of

(A) supplying irrigation water in the lower deltaic plains.

(B) generation of hydro-electricity.

(C) water treaty between India and Bangladesh.

(D) navigation in the Hooghly channel.


179. According to the Census of India, 2011, in West Bengal, the lowest density of population was found in the district of

(A) Darjiling

(B) Dakshin Dinajpur

(C) Bankura

(D) Purulia


187. The biggest thermal power station in West Bengal is located at

(Mejia Power Station, Durlabhpur, Bankura)

(A) Bandel

(B) Kolaghat

(C) Durgapur

(D) Farakka

(Cancel by PSC)



WBCS Main Question Paper – 2021

38. Kharagpur Railway workshop was built in

(A) 1850

(B) 1875

(C) 1898

(D) 1930


70. Rammam Hydroelectric Power Station is located in


(A) Jalpaiguri

(B) Sikkim

(C) Cooch Behar

(D) Darjeeling


88. Largest tobacco producer district of West Bengal is

(A) Cooch Behar

(B) Darjeeling

(C) Jalpaiguri

(D) Uttar Dinajpur


113. East Kolkata wetlands have been declared

(19 Aug 2022)

(A) World heritage site

(B) Ramsar site

(C) Biodiversity site

(D) Tourist site


154. Which is the eastern most river of the North Bengal Plains?

(Alipurduar Dist.)

(A) Torsa

(B) Raidak

(C) Mechi

(D) Pagla


157. Which is the Oldest Port in India?

(A) Mumbai Port

(B) Kolkata Port

(C) Chennai Port

(D) Coachi Port


158. Literacy rate in West Bengal as per Census, 2011

(A) 70%

(B) 77%

(C) 80%

(D) 97%


160. First metro rail was started in India at Kolkata on

(A) 5th April, 1981

(B) 15th August, 1982

(C) 24th October, 1984

(D) 13th January, 1991



WBCS Main Question Paper – 2020

105. Which one has not been correctly matched?

(A) Burdwan: Coal

(B) Purulia: Lime stone

(C) Birbhum: China clay

(D) Bankura: Manganese


107. Which one of the following is not correct?

(A) Toy Train of Darjeeling has been given Heritage Railway Station by UNESCO.

(B) Mangpu of Kalimpong subdivision is famous for Cinchona cultivation.

(C) Lyed Botanical Garden is situated in Kurseong subdivision.

(D) Himalaya Mountaineering Institute is located in the Darjeeling town.


110. Sidrapong of Darjeeling has India’s first


(A) Plywood factory

(B) Saw mill

(C) Hydropower station

(D) None of the above


112. Mohammed bazar of Birbhum is famous for

(A) China clay

(B) Lime stone

(C) Dolomite

(D) None of the above


150. Which one is not a Tidal river?

(A) Icchamati

(B) Vidyadhari

(C) Kalindi

(D) Jalangi


152. Which one of the following National Highway has crossed Farakka Barrage?

(NH 12)

(A) NH 31

(B) NH 32

(c) NH 33

(D) NH 34


160. West Bengal shares boundaries with how many foreign countries?

(A) Five

(B) Two

(C) Three

(D) Four


171. Malda district of West Bengal is famous for

(A) Sericulture

(B) Horticulture

(C) Apiculture

(D) Aquaculture


182. Which river valley has Gondwana rocks?

(A) Ganga

(B) Brahmaputra

(C) Damodar

(D) Sutlej



WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

14. Sheets, rods, plates, utensils from ______ are manufactured by mill at Belur (West Bengal).
(A) Iron and steel
(B) Copper
(C) Bronze
(D) Aluminum
16. Malda district of West Bengal is famous for
(Mulberry silk)
(A) Sericulture
(B) Horticulture
(C) Apiculture
(D) Aquaculture
19. Bangladesh accesses the enclaves in Cooch Bihar through ___ corridor. 
(100th amendment)
(A) Teen Bigha
(B) Darjeeling
(C) Jalpaiguri
(D) None of the above
44. According to the Census ofIndia, 2011 the sex ratio of West Bengal is 
(A) 947
(B) 948
(C) 938
(D) 958
78. IISCO has iron and steel plant at 
(Paschim Bardhaman, 1918)
(A) Rourkela
(B) Burnpur
(C) Shimoga
(D) Vishakhapatnam
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
(Jalpaiguri district)
(A) Jaldapara
(B) Garumara
(C) Corbett Park
(D) Chapramari
135. National Botanical Garden is located at
(Shibpur, 1786)
(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.? 
(Purba Bardhaman, 1904)
(A) Lower Ganga canal
(B) Saracja canal
(C) Eden canal
(D) Sirhand canal



WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

145. Mangrove vegetation in India is the most extensive in
(A) The Rann of kutch
(B) The Malabar Coast
(C) The Andaman and Nicober Islands
(D)The Sundarban
171. The district having the highest percentage of ST population (in 2011) in West Bengal is
(Jalpaiguri highest)
(A) Darjeeling
(B) Alipurduar
(C) Purulia 
(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. Bibhutibhushan 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 _______
(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
(Alipurduar district)
(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 
(more than 1 lac population)
(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 West Bengal has been selected for ‘Smart City’ development ?
(A) Kalyari
(B) Siliguri
(C) Haldia
(D) Bidhannagar
191. Which one of the following is not an island of the Sundarban region ? 
(Hooghly district)
(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 
(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 – 
(9,960 km2)
(a) South 24 Parganas
(b) Midnapore (West)
(c) Burdwan
(d) Jalpaiguri
36. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer using codes given below:
I. Gilandi and Mujnai are flown in Coochbehar
Il. Mahananda, Piyali and Titli belongs to Brahmaputra River system
Ill. Damodar River is originated from Chhotonagpur Plateau
(a) I & Ill are correct
(b) I & Il are correct
(c) Il & Ill are correct
(d) All are correct
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, III & 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 Bengal
(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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