West Bengal Geography – WBCS Mains


WBCS Main – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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