West Bengal GK Questions for WBPSC Examinations

1. Which Bollywood personality has been conferred D Litt (Honoris Causa) by Kazi Nazrul University in West Bengal?

[A] Sharmila Tagore
[B] Aishwarya Rai
[C] Rani Mukerji
[D] Kajol

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2. Consider the following pairs of folk music with their associated states:

  1. Baul Geeti – West Bengal
  2. Madiga Dappu – Andhra Pradesh
  3. Pandavani – Chhattisgarh

Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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3. India signed $240 million loan pact with ADB for safe drinking water in which of the following districts of West Bengal?

[A] North 24 Parganas
[B] Bankura
[C] Purba Medinipur
[D] All of the above

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4. Arrange the following states as per the descending order of their percentage of silk production
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Karnataka
4. West Bengal
Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

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

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5. According to Sanskrit Literature, by which name the Bengal was known as?

[A] Gauda
[B] Vanga
[C] Kalinga
[D] Both (a) & (b)

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6. How many rulers did Anga have?

[A] 15
[B] 12
[C] 20
[D] 6

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7. Who was the founder of Shunga Dynasty?

[A] Mihirbrahma Shunga
[B] Pushyamitra Shunga
[C] Birimabana Shunga
[D] None of the above

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8. Who first ruler of the Kanva dynasty?

[A] Manudeva
[B] Vasudeva
[C] Mihirabarmana
[D] None of the above

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9. Who was appointed the head of Nalanda University by Devapala?

[A] Janankinatha
[B] Veeradeva
[C] Mahindrakirtha
[D] Ballaldurga

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10. What was the capital of Sena Dynasty in the time of Ballalasena?

[A] Nabadwip
[B] Krishnagar
[C] Maldaha
[D] Murshidabad

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