WBCS Prelims 2015 Geography (India and West Bengal) Question and Solution



      In West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Preliminary Examination 2015, total of 22 questions was asked from Geography in between 15 questions from Indian Geography and 7 questions from West Bengal Geography.

1. Geographical concentration of industries generates

[A]  Horizontal linkage only       

[B]  Vertical linkage only

[C]  Both vertical and horizontal linkages         

[D] No linkage effect

Correct Answer: [C]  Both vertical and horizontal linkages         

2. The Indian Peninsula is surrounded by water on

[A]  South and East      

[B]  South and West       

[C]  Southwest, South and Southeast       

[D] East and West

Correct Answer: [C]  Southwest, South and Southeast       

3. West Bengal has international boundaries on

[A]  North

[B]  North and Northeast      

[C]  Northwest and Southeast      

[D] North, Northwest and Southeast

Correct Answer: [D] North, Northwest and Southeast

4. The North flowing rivers of West Bengal are

[A]  Tista, Jaldhaka, Raidhak       

[B]  Ganga, Brahmaputra       

[C]  Tista, Ganga      

[D] Damodar, Ganga

Correct Answer: [A]  Tista, Jaldhaka, Raidhak       

5. The most important reason for the construction of the Farakka Barrage was
[A]  Raise the Lower Ganges flow        

[B]  Redefine the Lower Ganges flow

[C]  Generation of power       

[D] Storage of excess water

Correct Answer: [A]  Raise the Lower Ganges flow        

6. The difference in time between Kolkata and London is

[A]  Kolkata is more than 5 hours ahead

[B]  Kolkata is more than 3 hours ahead

[C]  Kolkata is 15 minutes ahead

[D] Kolkata is 10 hours behind

Correct Answer: [A]  Kolkata is more than 5 hours ahead

7. The capital of West Bengal is located close to the

[A]   Equator      

[B]  Tropic of Cancer       

[C]  Tropic of Capricorn      

[D] Arctic circle

Correct Answer: [B]  Tropic of Cancer       

8. West Bengal gets most of its rainfall from

[A]  South West Monsoon       

[B]  Bay of Bengal branch of Indian Monsoon

[C]  Northeast Monsoon

[D] Arabian Sea branch of Indian Monsoon

Correct Answer: [B]  Bay of Bengal branch of Indian Monsoon

9. Dry farming is possible because of

[A]  Utilisation of groundwater potential

[B]  Introduction of quick maturing and resistant varieties of millets

[C]  Improvements in technology

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

10. Indian Standard Time is calculated along a line of longitude passing through
[A]  82°30′ E passing through Allahabad

[B]  80°30′ E passing through Delhi

[C]  88°30′ E passing through Kolkata

[D] 84°00′ E passing through Nasik

Correct Answer: [A]  82°30′ E passing through Allahabad

11. Cotton is best grown on black lava soils called.

[A]  Regur

[B]  Lateritic soils        

[C]  Regolith 

[D] Rangamati

Correct Answer: [A]  Regur

12. Topographical sheets are produced by the Survey of India office with headquarters at
[A]  Mussorie 

[B]  Shimla

[C]   DehraDun      

[D] Naini Tal

Correct Answer: [C]   DehraDun      

13. In the 2001 census, Madhya Pradesh has been bifurcated into

[A]  Narmada Valley and Chattisgarh

[B]  Madhya Pradesh and Narmada Valley

[C]  Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh

[D] Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha

Correct Answer: [C]  Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh

14. Coal mine disasters in West Bengal are due to

[A]  Slumping

[B]  Faulting

[C]  Inadequate stowing        

[D]  Flooding

Correct Answer: [D]  Flooding

15. The most superior industrial coal of West Bengal is of

[A]  Lignite variety        

[B]  Anthracite variety       

[C]  Bituminous variety      

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [C]  Bituminous variety      

16. Tamil Nadu is the only state with more than one major port because
[A]  This state has the longest coastline

[B]  The depth of water is high

[C]  The coast has well defined inlets and bays

[D] The coast is not very rocky

Correct Answer: [B]  The depth of water is high

17. Social Forestry scheme promotes

[A]  Planting of eucalyptus       

[B]  Planting of firewood yielding trees

[C]  Selling of forest produce      

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

18. ‘Tasar’ silk fibre is produced by

[A]  Antheraea mylitta        

[B]  Bombyx mori       

[C]  Philosomia ricini       

[D] Antheraea assamensis

Correct Answer: [A]  Antheraea mylitta        

19. Theory of Plate Tectonic explains

[A]  Formation of Mountains      

[B]  Sea floor spreading

[C]  Origin of earthquakes       

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

20. An area will be described as urban if it has

[A]  High population

[B]  Has towns and cities

[C]  Has a high proportion of people in non agriculture pursuits

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

21. The most densely populated Indian state in the 2011 census is

[A]  Kerala

[B]  West Bengal       

[C]  Uttar Pradesh       

[D] Jharkhand

Correct Answer: [B]  West Bengal       

22. Green Revolution was confined to
[A]  Rice in West Bengal       

[B]  Cotton in Maharashtra 

[C]  Wheat in Punjab and Haryana       

[D] Oil seeds in Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer: [C]  Wheat in Punjab and Haryana       

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