West Bengal GK Questions for WBPSC Examinations

1. Which among the following soil is predominantly found in Rarh Region of West Bengal ?

[A] Alluvial Soil
[B] Red Soil
[C] Black Soil
[D] Acid sulfate soil

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2. The unique, first-of-its-kind, floating market has come up in which city of West Bengal?

[A] Siliguri
[B] Jalpaiguri
[C] Kolkata
[D] Medinipur

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3. Between whom the Battle of Plassey was fought?

[A] Siraj-ud-Daullah and Robert Clive
[B] Shuja-ud-Daulah and Mir Kasim
[C] Saddit Ali Khan and Murshid Quli Khan
[D] None of the above

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4. The Chota Nagpur Plateau covers areas of which of the following states?

  1. West Bengal
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Bihar
  4. Jharkhand

Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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5.  Consider the following pairs of Buddhist monasteries with states where they are located:

  1. Namgyal – Himachal Pradesh
  2. Shashur –  Maharashtra
  3. Ghum – West Bengal

 Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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6.   Consider the following pairs of Handicrafts with states where they are produced:

  1. Mangalagiri Sarees – Andhra Pradesh
  2. Baluchari Sari – West Bengal
  3. Molakalmuru Sari – Karnataka

  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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7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I List II
(Agricultural products) (Foremost producer)
I. Cotton (A) Madhya Pradesh
II. Gram (B) Gujarat
III. Black pepper (C) West Bengal
IV. Pineapple (D) Kerala


[A] I-B, II-A, III-D, IV-C
[B] I-B, II-A, III-C, IV-D
[C] I-A, II-B, III-D, IV-C
[D] I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D

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8. Ajay River passes through which of the following states of India?
1. Bihar
2. Jharkhand
3. West Bengal
4. Chattisgarh
Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

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

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9. Which of the following is not a reason for growth of jute in west Bengal?

[A] Raw material
[B] Water
[C] Labor
[D] Market

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10. Who did the first scientific investigation on the origin of Indian people?

[A] BB Lal
[B] Sir Herbert Risley
[C] RP Chanda
[D] Pandu Rajar Dhibi

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