WBCS Prelims 2013 Geography (India and West Bengal) Question and Solution



   In West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Preliminary Examination 2013, total of 28 questions was asked from Geography in between 23 questions from Indian Geography and 5 questions from West Bengal Geography.

1. Seismograph is :

[A]  An instrument for photographing clouds

[B]  An instrument for recording earthquake tremors

[C]  An instrument for measuring depths of water in the sea

[D] A device for recording changes in the atmospheric pressure

Correct Answer: [B]  An instrument for recording earthquake tremors

2. Which river flows through the valley of Kashmir ?

[A]  Sutlej 

[B]  Ravi 

[C]  Chenab 

[D] Jhelum

Correct Answer: [D] Jhelum

3. The source of the Narmada River lies in :

[A]  Amarkantak Plateau       

[B]  Vindhya Range       

[C]  Maikhal Range       

[D] Palni Hills

Correct Answer: [A]  Amarkantak Plateau       

4. Jute is mainly grown in :

[A]  Tamil Nadu       

[B]  West Bengal         

[C]  Kerala   

[D] Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer: [B]  West Bengal         

5. Cyclones of the Bay of Bengal are common during the :

[A]  Early monsoons      

[B]  Late monsoons      

[C]  Winter season      

[D] Summer season

Correct Answer: [A]  Early monsoons      

6. The dispute regarding ‘Sir Creek’ is between

[A]  India-Bangladesh      

[B]  India-Pakistan       

[C]  India-Nepal       

[D] India-Sri Lanka

Correct Answer: [B]  India-Pakistan       

7. The Eastern and Western Ghats meet in the —

[A]  Palni Hills       

[B]  Nilgiri Hills        

[C]  Palghat Gap      

[D] Annamalai Hills

Correct Answer: [B]  Nilgiri Hills        

8. On a map of the world some lines are drawn joining places of equal dip angles. These lines are known as —

[A]  Isogonic lines       

[B]  Isoclinic lines       

[C]  Agonic lines       

[D] Isothermal lines

Correct Answer: [B]  Isoclinic lines       

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

[A]  Torsa

[B]  Raidak 

[C]  Mechi  

[D] Pagla

Correct Answer: [B]  Raidak 

10. The principal controlling factor of the Indian monsoons is the —

[A]  Jet stream      

[B]  Temperature 

[C]  Presence of the Himalayan Mountains      

[D] Lower air circulation

Correct Answer: [D] Lower air circulation

11. Cotton production is highest in the state of —

[A]  Maharashtra

[B]  Gujarat  

[C] Andhra Pradesh  

[D] Punjab

Correct Answer: [B]  Gujarat  

12. In April thunder squalls are very frequent in —

[A]  Assam

[B]  West Bengal       

[C]  Bihar   

[D] Rajasthan

Correct Answer: [B]  West Bengal       

13. In terms of area India’s rank in the world is —

[A]  5th 

[B]  7th 

[C]  10th 

[D] 12th 

Correct Answer: [B]  7th 

14. Sugar-cane production is highest in the state of —

[A]  Uttar Pradesh       

[B]  Maharashtra 

[C]  Tamil Nadu      

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer: [A]  Uttar Pradesh       

15. Forestation prevents —

[A]  Soil erosion      

[B]  Pollution

[C]  Flood 

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

16. West Bengal accounts for ______of the population of India.
[A]  6 %      

[B]  7.55 %      

[C]  8.24 %      

[D] 9.12 %      

Correct Answer: [B]  7.55 %      

17. West Bengal has a literacy rate of —

[A]  70 %

[B]  75 %

[C]  77 %

[D] 80 %

Correct Answer: [C]  77 %

18. In India which State has the largest coal reserve?

[A]  Orissa  

[B]  Jharkhand  

[C]  Chhattisgarh 

[D] West Bengal

Correct Answer: [B]  Jharkhand  

19. In India which state produces the largest amount of coal ?

[A]  Chhattisgarh    

[B]  Jharkhand 

[C]  Orissa 

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer: [B]  Jharkhand 

20. A famous bird sanctuary is —

[A]  Koladeo Ghana Sanctuary      

[B]  Gir forest        

[C]  Sunderban

[D] Sandipur National Park

Correct Answer: [D] Sandipur National Park

21. West Bengal produces ________ of the rice produced in India.

[A]  10%

[B]  15%

[C]  20%

[D] 25%

Correct Answer: [D] 25%

22. The latest population Census was undertaken in —

[A]  2011

[B]  1991

[C]  2005

[D] 2001

Correct Answer: [D] 2001

23. Indian coal is mostly —

[A]  Anthracite 

[B]  Bituminous

[C] Lignite 

[D] Peat

Correct Answer: [B]  Bituminous

24. Cultivation of Boro Rice in West Bengal is predominant in —
[A]  Purulia plateau area       

[B]  North Bengal plains       

[C]  Eastern districts       

[D] Rarh area

Correct Answer: [D] Rarh area

25. In which state in India is there a tiger reserve that is a world heritage site ?
[A]  Rajasthan      

[B]  Assam  

[C]  Madhya Pradesh       

[D]  West Bengal

Correct Answer: [D]  West Bengal

26. Granites and gneisses of Dharwarian age are found in :

[A] Siwalik Hills       

[B] Deccan Plateau        

[C] Chotonagpur Plateau       

[D] Kirthar Range

Correct Answer: [C] Chotonagpur Plateau       

27. Laktak Lake is located in the State of —

[A] Jammu & Kashmir       

[B] Himachal Pradesh       

[C] Arunachal Pradesh       

[D] Manipur

Correct Answer: [D] Manipur

28. Gondwana beds are known for their :

[A] Iron deposits       

[B] Coal deposits        

[C] Bauxite  

[D] Petroleum

Correct Answer: [B] Coal deposits        

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