West Bengal General Knowledge Questions

West Bengal General Knowledge & Current Affairs Questions for West Bengal Public Services (WBPSC) Examinations of 2016. Multiple Choice Questions and Answers for West Bengal GK for all state level examinations.

West Bengal is the largest producer of which of the following food crops in India.
[C]Oil seeds

West Bengal is the largest producer of Rice and second largest producer of potatoes in India.


Which of the following is the State flower of West Bengal?
[A]Night-flowering Jasmine
[B]Noble orchid
[C]Foxtail Orchids
[D]Nag Kesar

Night-flowering Jasmine
Night-flowering Jasmine is the State flower of West Bengal.


Calcutta High Court is the oldest High Court in India. It was established in the year _?

Calcutta High Court was established on 1 July 1862 under the High Courts Act, 1861. It has jurisdiction over the state of West Bengal and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


Which of the following is an UNESCO World Heritage site located in West Bengal?
[A]Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
[B]Victoria Memorial
[C]Coronation Bridge
[D]Raja Ram Mohan Roy Memorial

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Sundarbans National Park are two UNESCO World Heritage sites located in West Bengal.


Which organisation has recently established official ties with UNESCO for promoting peace and non-violence?
[A]Ramakrishna Mission
[B]All Bengal Principals’ Council
[C]West Bengal Women’s Union
[D]International Vedanta Society

Ramakrishna Mission
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has established an ‘official relationship’ with the Ramakrishna Mission in the areas of inter-cultural dialogue, social cohesion and for promoting peace and non-violence.


Which of the following minister of West Bengal has sentenced to Jail in the Saradha chit fund scam?
[A]Madan Mitra
[B]Amit Mitra
[C]Partha Chatterjee
[D]Bratya Bose

Madan Mitra
Madan Mitra, a leader from Trinamool congress, former State Transport Minister was arrested in December 2014, for involvement in Saradha chit fund scam.


Which of the following Chief Minister of West Bengal has the longest serving tenure?
[A]Prafulla Chandra Ghosh
[B]Mamata Banerjee
[C]Jyoti Basu
[D]Buddhadeb Bhattacharya

Jyoti Basu
Jyoti Basu from Communist Party of India (Marxist) has the longest serving tenure of 23 years from 1977 to 2000.


The famous ‘Gangasagar Mela’ is held at which island of West Bengal?

The Ganga Sagar Mela is a religious festival and second biggest fair of India after Kumbha Mela of India celebrated on Sagardwip (Sagar Island) in West Bengal state of India.The fair is a six-day fair held in the month of January and on the day of Makar Sankranti, a ritual of pilgrims taking bath in holy water and visiting nearby famous Kapil Muni Temple is performed.


In Indian state of West Bengal the word ‘Patishapta’ defines what?
[A]A Bengali sweet dish
[B]A Bengali saree
[C]A Bengali dance
[D]A Bengali folk art

A Bengali sweet dish
Patishapta is a Bengali dish prepared with milk and refined flour malpua like a cheela, stuffed with mawa, coconut and dry fruit filling and is served like a roll.


Who is the present Governor of West Bengal?
[A]Keshari Nath Tripathi
[B]M.K. Narayanan
[C]Gopalkrishna Gandhi
[D]K. V. Raghunatha Reddy

Keshari Nath Tripathi
Keshari Nath Tripathi was born in Allahabad and is a veteran BJP leader.He is the present Governor of West Bengal.He took oath as Governor of West Bengal on 24 July 2014.