WBCS Prelims Daily GS Quiz

West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Quiz – 1


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. The ‘Dual Economy’ is a mixture of 

[A] Traditional agriculture sector and modern industrial sector
[B] Industrial sector and manufacturing sector
[C] Private sector and public sector
[D] Heavy and small industries

Correct Answer: [A] Traditional agriculture sector and modern industrial sector

2. India opted for ‘Mixed Economy’ in?

[A] First Five Year Plan
[B] Framing of the Constitution
[C] Industrial Policy of 1948
[D] Second Five Year Plan

Correct Answer: [C] Industrial Policy of 1948

3. Which of the following relationships are represented by Philips curve?

[A] Inflation and unemployment
[B] GDP and growth
[C] Taxation and revenue receipts
[D] Inflation and growth

Correct Answer: [A] Inflation and unemployment
Explanation:The Phillips curve is an economic concept developed by A. W. Phillips stating that inflation and unemployment have a stable and inverse relationship. The theory claims that with economic growth comes inflation, which in turn should lead to more jobs and less unemployment.

4. Which is India’s first public sector unit?

[A] Indian Telephone Industries Limited
[B] Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
[C] Air-India
[D] Hindustan Cables Limited

Correct Answer: [A] Indian Telephone Industries Limited
Explanation: Indian Telephone Industries Limited was established in 1948 as Indian Telephone Industries Limited, a departmental undertaking under the Ministry of Post and Telegraph.

5. Who is considered as founding father of modern economics?

[A] Adam Smith
[B] G K Sarangi
[C] J.M. Keynes
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [A] Adam Smith
Explanation: Adam Smith is widely regarded as the father of modern economics.

6. Laissez-faire policy refers to ________.

[A] Policy of non-interference by the government in economic affairs
[B] Policy of interference by the government in economic affairs
[C] Foreign trade policy
[D] Monetary Policy

Correct Answer: [A] Policy of non-interference by the government in economic affairs
Explanation: Laissez-faire policy of minimum governmental interference in the economic affairs of individuals and society.

7. National Income of a country is also known as?

[A] Gross Domestic Product
[B] Net National Product
[C] Net Domestic Product
[D] Gross National Product

Correct Answer: [B] Net National Product
Explanation: Net national product (NNP) is the monetary value of finished goods and services produced by a country’s citizens, overseas and domestically, in a given period (i.e., the gross national product (GNP) minus the amount of GNP required to purchase new goods to maintain existing stock (i.e., depreciation).

8. Sri Lanka was a part of India in geological times, and the two landmasses were connected with each other by

[A] Adam’s bridge
[B] Pamban bridge
[C] Mannar bridge
[D] Palk Strait

Correct Answer: [A] Adam’s bridge
Explanation: Sri Lanka was a part of India in the Geological time and the two landmasses were connected with each other by Adam’s Bridge. This link was. drowned in the Quarternary times and is now represented by Pamban Island on Indian side and the Mannar Island on the Sri Lankan side along with several other small islands lying between these two islands.

9. Indian standard meridian passes through how many states?

[A] 5 states
[B] 6 states
[C] 7 states
[D] 8 states

Correct Answer: [A] 5 states
Explanation: Indian Standard Meridian (82°30’E meridian) passes through five states – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
Indian standard time line passes through two major cities – Mirzapur (Uttar Pradeh) and Korba (Chhatisgarh).

10. Which Indian state is also known as the ‘Molasses Basin’?

[A] Manipur
[B] Tripura
[C] Nagaland
[D] Mizoram

Correct Answer: [D] Mizoram
Explanation: Mizoram is also known as Molasses basin because it is made up of unconsolidated deposits.
In geology, the name “molasse basin” is used in a general sense for a synorogenic  (formed contemporaneously with the orogen) foreland basin of the type north of the Alps.

11. Doon valleys are located in the 

[A] Middle Himalays
[B] Shivalik Ranges
[C] Nepal Himalays
[D] Greater Himalays

Correct Answer: [B] Shivalik Ranges
Explanation: The Doon and Dwar Valley is an unusually wide, long valley within the Shivalik Hills in the Lesser Himalayas

12. Which of the following theory is related with the origin of Himalayas?

[A] Plate Tectonic theory
[B] Convectional current theory
[C] Progressive wave theory
[D] Subsidence theory

Correct Answer: [A] Plate Tectonic theory
Explanation: The Himalayas were formed as a result of the collision between the Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate.

13. The Great Plains of India cover an area about 

[A] 6 lakh km2
[B] 7 lakh km2
[C] 8 lakh km2
[D] 9 lakh km2

Correct Answer: [C] 8 lakh km2
Explanation: The great plains of northern India, also known as Ganga – Satlej Plains, are, in fact, transitional belt between the Himalayas and Peninsular India. The great plains cover an area 7,74,000 km2 having west-east length of 2400 km and north- south width of 144 km.

14. The great Plains are formed due to

[A] Deposition of sediments drawn by the rivers which originate from the Himalayas
[B] Deposition of lava after volcanic eruption
[C] Deposition of Loess
[D] Emergence of the land

Correct Answer: [A] Deposition of sediments drawn by the rivers which originate from the Himalayas
Explanation: The great Plains are formed due to deposition of sediments drawn by the rivers which originate from the Himalayas.

15. The Patkai Bum range makes the boundary between

[A] India and China
[B] India and Bangladesh
[C] India and Myanmar
[D] India and Bhutan

Correct Answer: [C] India and Myanmar
Explanation: Patkai Range is the hills on India’s North Eastern border with Myanmar. Indian states along the Patkai range are Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur.

16. Where was the Global Skill Summit 2019 held in January 2019?

[A] New Delhi
[B] Kolkata
[C] Chandigarh
[D] Ranchi

Current Affairs January 2019

Correct Answer: [D] Ranchi

17. According to the WEF’s report, which year will India be the world’s third largest consumer market?

[A] 2022
[B] 2025
[C] 2028
[D] 2030

Current Affairs January 2019

Correct Answer: [D] 2030

18. Who is the second Indian has joined International Monetary Fund as its Chief Economist in January 2019?

[A] Arundhati Bhattacharya
[B] Indira Nooyi
[C] Gita Gopinath
[D] Raghuram Rajan

Current Affairs January 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Gita Gopinath

19. Which film won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Golden Globe Award 2019?

[A] Roma
[B] Never Look Away
[C] Green Book
[D] Shoplifters

Current Affairs January 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Roma

20. Which state declared Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) as the “State Festival” in January 2019?

[A] Sikkim
[B] Manipur
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Arunachal Pradesh

Current Affairs January 2019

Correct Answer: [D] Arunachal Pradesh

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