Brahmaputra Drainage System – Old Year Questions

1. The Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy, and Mekong Rivers originate in Tibet and flow in parallel mountain ranges in their upper reaches. Of these rivers, Brahmaputra makes a “U” turn in its course to flow into India. This “U” turn is due to?

(a) Uplift of folded Himalayan ranges.
(b) Syntaxial bending of geologically young Himalayas.
(c) Geo-tectonic disturbance in the tertiary folded mountain chains.
(d) Both (a) and (b) above.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011]


2. In India, ‘Yarlung Zangbo River’ is known as

(a) Ganga
(b) Indus
(c) Brahmaputra
(d) Mahanadi

[B.P.S.C. 56th to 59th (Pre) 2015]


3. Near Mansarovar Lake in Tibet, there is the source of the river –

(a) Brahmaputra
(b) Satluj
(c) Indus
(d) All the above

[39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


4. Consider the following rivers :
1. Barak
2. Lohit
3. Subansiri

Which of the above flows/flow through Arunachal Pradesh?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


5. Manas is the tributary of river :

(a) Godavari
(b) Mahanadi
(c) Krishna
(d) Brahmaputra

[44th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2000]


6. In Tibet, the Brahmaputra River is known as?

(a) Padma
(b) Chakmudung
(c) Himjug
(d) Tsangpo

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


7. The catchment area of river Brahmaputra is –

(a) Tibet, Bangladesh, India
(b) India, China, Bangladesh, Tibet
(c) India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sikkim
(d) Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bhutan, Nepal.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


8. Which of the following is/are tributary/tributaries of Brahmaputra?
1. Dibang
2. Kameng

3. Lohit
Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


9. Which of the following rivers have almost the same point of the beginning?

(a) Brahmaputra and Ganga
(b) Tapi and Beas
(c) Brahmaputra and Indus
(d) Indus and Ganga

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


10. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A): Teesta river was earlier a tributary of Ganga, now it is a tributary of Brahmaputra.
Reason (R): River capturing is a major feature of Himalayan rivers.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
Codes :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]