WBCS Prelims Daily GS Quiz

West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz – 16


The following quiz will have 20 General Studies Multiple Chose Questions for West Bengal Civil Service preliminary exam and also helpful other competitive exams like State PSC (BPSC, JPSC, MPSC, OPSC, RPSC, PPSC, UPPSC etc.) exams, UPSC (CDS and NDA), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams, Staff Selection Commission exams (CGL, CHSL and MTS) and other competitive exams.
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1. Important rivers of the Indian subcontinent have their sources near the Mansarovar Lake in the Great Himalayas. Which are these rivers?

[A] Jhelum, Sutlej and Yamuna
[B] Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej
[C] Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Yamuna
[D] Indus, Jhelum and Sutlej

Correct Answer: [B] Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej
Explanation: Manasarovar is the origin of four main rivers (of the Indian subcontinent)  namely, Sutlej river, Indus river, Brahmaputra river and Karnali (Ghaghara) river.

2. Monsoon arrives in India approximately in:
[A] Early May
[B] Early June
[C] Early July
[D] Early August

Correct Answer: [B] Early June
Explanation: Monsoon normally arrives in India in early June. The southwest summer monsoon is a four-month period lasting from June to September when enormous convective rainstorms dominate India’s weather.

3. Arrange the following in increasing order of their share in irrigation in India, using code:
1. Canals
2. Wells
3. Tube wells
4. Tanks

[A] 2-4-3-1
[B] 4-2-1-3
[C] 4-2-3-1
[D] 2-4-1-3

Correct Answer: [B] 4-2-1-3
Explanation: Various Sources of Irrigation are as follows:
1. Tube-Wells – 46%
2. Canals – 24%
3. Other Wells – 16%
4. Other Sources – 11%
Tanks – 3%

4. When travelling from Kolkata to Chennai by road, what would be the sequence of occurrence of rivers?
[A] Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Kaveri, Krishna
[B] Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Periyar, Krishna
[C] Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Penneru
[D] Subarnarekha, Godavari, Mahanadi, Kaveri, Krishna

Correct Answer: [C] Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Penneru

5. In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with which of the following?
[A] Terrace cultivation
[B] Deforestation
[C] Tropical climate
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [B] Deforestation
Explanation: Large scale deforestation is one major cause for soil erosion in India. The roots of forest trees hold and bind the soil, when there is running water such as in the case of floods etc.

6. Amarkantak Hills is the source of which of the following rivers?
[A] Narmada
[B] Mahanadi
[C] Son
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above
Explanation: Three rivers originate from Amarkabtak Platesu i.e. Narmada (flowing towards west), Son(flowing toward north) and Mahanadi(flowing towards East); these forming a radial pattern.

7. The term ‘self-ploughing’ can be associated with which type of soil?
[A] Alluvial soil
[B] Laterite soil
[C] Red soil
[D] Black soil

Correct Answer: [D] Black soil
Explanation: The black soils are generally clayey, deep and impermeable. They swell and become sticky when wet and shrink when dried. So, during the dry season, these soil develop wide cracks. Thus, there occurs a kind of ‘self-ploughing’.

8. “It is probably the end product of decomposition found in regions of heavy rainfall more than 200cm” . Which soil type is being referred to here:
[A] Red Soils
[B] Black Soils
[C] Laterite Soils
[D] Mountain soils

Correct Answer: [C] Laterite Soils
Explanation: These climatic conditions promote leaching of soil whereby lime and silica are leached away and a soil rich in oxides of iron and aluminium compounds is left behind.

9. Which of the following taxes come under Direct Tax Collections?
[A] Corporate Tax
[B] Security Transaction Tax
[C] Wealth Tax
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above
Explanation: A direct tax is paid directly by an individual or organization to the imposing entity. A taxpayer, for example, pays direct taxes to the government for different purposes, including real property tax, personal property tax, income tax or taxes on assets. The various types of direct taxes that are imposed in India are mentioned below: (1) Income Tax, (2) Wealth Tax, (3) Estate Tax, (4) Corporate Tax (5) Securities Transaction Tax (STT), (6) Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT), (7) Fringe Benefits Tax, (8) Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT), (9) Capital Gains Tax etc.

10. Which of following is not under current account of balance of payments (BOP)?
[A] Goods
[B] Services
[C] Loans
[D] Transfers

Correct Answer: [C] Loans
Explanation: Goods, Services, Income and Transfers are in Current account and Investment, Loan and Banking Capital are in Capital Account.

11. Which of the following is definitely a major indication of the state of the economy of a country?
[A] Rate of GDP growth
[B] Rate of inflation
[C] Number of Banks in a country
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [A] Rate of GDP growth
Explanation: Rate of GDP growth is a major indication of the state of the economy of a country. Economic growth is the increase in the market value of the goods and services produced by an economy over time. It is conventionally measured as the percent rate of increase in gross domestic product. Gross domestic product (GDP) is the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a year, or other given period of time.

12. Fiscal policy in India is laid down and executed by:
[A] Ministry of Finance
[C] Reserve Bank of India

Correct Answer: [A] Ministry of Finance
Explanation: Fiscal policy in India is laid down and executed by Ministry of Finance and monetary policy in India is laid down and executed by Reserve Bank of India.

13. India has trade surplus with which of the following country?

[B] Saudi Arabia
[C] China
[D] Qatar

Correct Answer: [A] USA
Explanation: India incurred the highest trade surpluses with the following countries (in 2018) – (1) United States, (2) Bangladesh, (3) Nepal, (4) Netherlands, (5) Sri Lanka and India incurred the highest trade deficits with China.

14. Which of the following good will not covered under the GST bill?

[A] Cooking gas
[B] Liquor
[C] Petrol
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above
Explanation: Alcoholic Products, Petroleum Products, Electricity, Cooking gas etc are not covered under the GST. State government can impose tax on these goods as per their wish.

15. What is the biggest item of government expenditure in budget 2019-20?
[A] Loan repayment
[B] Defense expenditure
[C] Expenditure on Central Plans
[D] Share of the states in taxes and fees

Correct Answer: [D] Share of the states in taxes and fees
Explanation: As per Budget 2019-20 biggest item of government expenditure is share of the states in taxes and duties.
1. States’ share of tax and duties – 23%
2. Interest payments – 18%
3. Central sector schemes – 13%
4. Centrally sponsored schemes – 9%
5. Defence – 9%
6. Subsidies – 8%
7. Other expenditure – 8%
8. Finance Commission & Transfers – 7 %
9. Pensions – 5%

16. Which financial inclusion program of India is set to cross Rs 1 lakh crore accounts in April 2019?
[A] Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana
[B] Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
[C] Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
[D] Sukanya Samriddhi Account

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

17. Name the Indian Politician who was honoured with UAE’s highest civilian award “Zayed Medal” in April 2019?
[A] Sushma Swaraj
[B] Ram Nath Kovind
[C] Arun Jaitley
[D] Narendra Modi

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [D] Narendra Modi

18. Who was conferred with the sportsperson of the year award in Male category in ESPN India awards for 2018?
[A] Abhinav Bindra
[B] Jitu Rai
[C] Neeraj Chopra
[D] Srikanth Kidambi

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Neeraj Chopra

19. Name the railway station which is first in India to get ISO certification?

[A] Howrah Railway Station
[B] Guwahati Railway Station
[C] Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
[D] Char Bagh Railway Station

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [B] Guwahati Railway Station

20. Who won the World Press Photo award 2019 for the image “of a crying toddler at US border”?

[A] Annie Leibovitz
[B] John Moore
[C] Pieter Ten Hoopen
[D] Ronaldo Schemidt

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [B] John Moore

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