WBCS Prelims Daily GS Quiz

West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz – 19


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.
Hope this quiz will be helpful to you all!

1. Which among the following acts as a water divide between the major peninsular rivers of India?
[A] Vindhya range
[B] Balaghat range
[C] Satpura range
[D] Western Ghats

Correct Answer: [D] Western Ghats
Explanation: The Western Ghats, which runs from north to south close to the western coast, forms the main water divide in Peninsular India. The major rivers of the Peninsula which flow into the Bay of Bengal include the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna and the Kaveri. The Narmada and the Tapi are the only long rivers which flow west and make estuaries.

2. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
[A] Mullaperiyar dam — Periyar river
[B] Tehri dam — Bhagirathi river
[C] Bisalpur — Banas river
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

3. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram of Meghalaya which receives highest rainfall are in
[A] Garo hills
[B] Khasi Hills
[C] Jaintia Hills
[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [B] Khasi Hills

4. Teesta forms a part of which major river system?
[A] Ganga
[B] Krishna
[C] Cauvery
[D] Brahmaputra

Correct Answer: [D] Brahmaputra

5. Which of the following gives the correct descending order by length of the rivers of India?
[A] Brahmaputra, Ganga, Godavari, Kosi
[B] Ganga, Brahmaputra, Krishna, Godavari
[C] Ganga, Godavari, Krishna, Yamuna
[D] Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Mahanadi

Correct Answer: [C] Ganga, Godavari, Krishna, Yamuna
Explanation: Ten longest rivers of India-





2900 km

Originates from Kailash ranges


2900 km

Originates from Kailash ranges


2525 km

Originates from the Gangotri glacier


1465 km

Originates near Nasik


1400 km

Originates in the Western Ghats


1376 km

Originates from the Yamunotri glacier


1312 km

Originates near Amarkantak


851 km

Originates from Raipur district of Chhattisgarh


800 km

Brahmagiri Range of hills in the Western ghats


724 km

Satpura Range

6. Which of the following is an inland drainage area?
[A] Sambhar area
[B] Chilka region
[C] Mansarovar lake
[D] Rann of Kutch

Correct Answer: [D] Rann of Kutch

7. The river basin which is called ‘Ruhr of India’ is:
[A] Damodar
[B] Hooghly
[C] Godavari
[D] Swarnarekha

Correct Answer: [A] Damodar

8. Arrange the following rivers according to their drainage basin in India from highest to lowest, using code:
1. Indus
2. Godavari
3. Krishna
4. Brahmaputra

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

Correct Answer: [A] 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
Explanation: Five biggest drainage basins of India are as follows
1. Ganga – 861404 km sq
2. Indus – 321284 km sq
3. Godavari – 312812 km sq
4. Krishna – 258948 km sq
5. Brahmaputra – 258008 km sq

9. FERA in India has been replaced by

Correct Answer: [B] FEMA
Explanation: In the budget of 1997-98, the government had proposed to replace FERA-1973, by FEMA (Foreign Exchange management act). FEMA was proposed by the both house of the parliament in Dec. 1999. After the approval of president, FEMA 1999 has come into force w.e.f. June, 2000. Under the FEMA, provisions related to foreign exchange have been modified and liberalized so as to simplify foreign trade. Government hopes that the FEMA will make favourable development in the foreign money market.

10. Invisible export means export of
[A] Services
[B] Prohibited goods
[C] Unrecorded goods
[D] Goods through smuggling

Correct Answer: [A] Services

11. Which among the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
[A] Budget Deficit : Difference between total receipts and total expenditure of government.
[B] Fiscal Deficit : Budgetary deficit plus market borrowing and other liabilities of the government.
[C] Primary Deficit : Fiscal deficit minus amount of interest paid by the government.
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

12. Which of the following taxes has not been merged in Goods and Service Tax?
[A] Custom Duty
[B] Corporate Tax
[C] Excise Duty
[D] Service Tax

Correct Answer: [B] Corporate Tax
Explanation: Goods and Services Tax (GST), is an indirect tax that will replace the entire taxes levy at Central and State level and it will unified into one national market across India.
Following are the duties and taxes, which will merge under GST (at Central Level): Central Excise Duty (including Additional Excise Duty), Service Tax, Additional Customs Duty, Central Surcharges and Cess.
Following are the duties and taxes, which will merge under GST (at State Level): Value Added Tax (VAT), Central Sales Tax, Octroi & Entry Tax, Purchase Tax, Luxury Tax, Taxes on lottery, betting and gambling, Entertainment Tax.

13. Which Industrial Policy in India had promoted small-scale industry as ancillary to facilitate major industry?
[A] Industrial Policy of 1991
[B] Industrial Policy of 1948
[C] Industrial Policy of 1956
[D] Industrial Policy of 1977

Correct Answer: [B] Industrial Policy of 1948
Explanation:The Government of India brought out its first ever Industrial Policy Resolution 1948, so as to give organized direction to its industrialization.
Industrial Policy Resolution 1948 made a specific reference to the role of small-scale industries (with village and handicraft industries) in India’s economic development.

14. Which of the following are components of Revenue Receipts of the Union Government?
[A] Corporate tax receipts
[B] Dividends and profits
[C] Interest receipts
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above
Explanation: Revenue Receipts – Any income that does not generate a liability is revenue. Revenue receipts two types –
Tax revenues: taxes and other duties levied by the Union, Taxes of Union Territories.
Non Tax revenues: interest and dividend on investments by the Govt, fees and other receipts for services rendered by the Govt, External Grants, Receipts of Union Territories

15. Which of the following taxes aims at reducing speculation in the currency exchange market?
[A] Sin Tax
[B] Tobin Tax
[C] Pigovian Tax
[D] Ghetto Tax

Correct Answer: [B] Tobin Tax
Explanation: Tobin tax is a tax on international flow of short term capital. The tax is known after economist James Tobin who proposed it in1972 in the form a currency transaction tax.

16. Where was India’s first ‘Voter Park’ inaugurated to create awareness about the electoral process among the voters?
[A] Pune
[B] Mumbai
[C] Faridabad
[D] Gurugram

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [D] Gurugram

17. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA) in order to eliminate the disease from India by which year?
[A] 2040
[B] 2030
[C] 2020
[D] 2025

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [B] 2030

18. Which following country was selected as the guest country for Paris Book Fair 2020?
[A] India
[B] China
[C] Japan
[D] Singapore

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [A] India

19. Which country was selected as the Guest of Honour for Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019?
[A] Sri Lanka
[B] Thailand
[C] India
[D] Bangladesh

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [C] India

20. What is the rank of India as per the World Press Freedom Index 2019?
[A] 138
[B] 140
[C] 130
[D] 150

Current Affairs April 2019

Correct Answer: [B] 140

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 1 / 5. Vote count: 1

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Scroll to Top
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Don’t lose out on any important Post and Update. Learn every day with Exam Prostuti.

 Enter your email address to subscribe!