Maritime Transport in India – Old Year Questions

Maritime Transport

1. Which one of the following coasts is associated with Kochi’s seaport?

(a) Malabar Coast
(b) Konkan Coast
(c) Coromandel Coast
(d) North Circars Coast

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]

2. Consider the following statements :
1. Tides are of great help in navigation and fishing.
2. High tide enables big ships to enter or leave the harbour safely.
3. Tide prevents siltation in the harbours.
4. Kandla and Diamond Harbour are tidal ports.
Which of these statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 4
(b) 2,3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


3. Which among the following has the largest shipyard in India?

(a) Kolkata
(b) Cochin
(c) Mumbai
(d) Vishakhapatnam

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016, I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]

4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
List- I                                   List- II
(Shipyards)                      (States)
A. Garden Reach               1. Andhra Pradesh
B. Hindustan Shipyard  2. Maharashtra
C. Mazgaon Docks            3. Kerala
D. Cochin Shipyard         4. West Bengal
Code :

(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 4 1 2 3
(c) 3 1 4 2
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011]


5. Which of the following is not located on the Western Coast of India?

(a) Daman
(b) Janjira
(c) Karaikal
(d) Ratnagiri

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


6. India’s largest Ship Breaking Yard is located in Gujarat at :

(a) Alang
(b) Kandla
(c) Porbandar
(d) Okha

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2009]


7. Jawaharlal Nehru Port is located in the State of:

(a) Goa
(b) Gujarat
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra
(e) None of the above / More than one of the above

[66th B.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2020]


8. Which port is constructed for the de-congestion of the present Mumbai seaport?

(a) Ennore
(b) Haldia
(c) Paradip
(d) Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


9. Kandla port is located on :

(a) Gulf of Khambhat
(b) Tropic of Cancer
(c) Rann of Kutch
(d) Gulf of Kutch

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1996]


10. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Chennai – Deepest Port of India
(b) Cochin – Natural Port
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru Port- Sole mechanized port
(d) Kandla -Tidal Port

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


11. India’s deepest port is :

(a) Kandla
(b) Cochin
(c) Paradip
(d) Marmagoa

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


12. Which one of the following ports is not located on the the eastern coast of India?

(a) Chennai
(b) Kandla
(c) Paradip
(d) Tuticorin

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


13. Paradip port is developed for decongestion of two ports, these are :

(a) Kolkata – Vishakhapatnam
(b) Kolkata – Mumbai
(c) Mumbai – Cochin
(d) Chennai – Vishakhapatnam

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1999]


14. Which one of the following ports is located on the Odisha coast?

(a) Haldia
(b) Mumbai
(c) Paradip
(d) Vishakhapatnam

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


15. Paradip is located in the state of

(a) Kerala
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Odisha
(d) Andhra Pradesh

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2008, 44th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2000]


16. Marmugao seaport is situated in –

(a) Odisha
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Goa
(d) Kerala

[40th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1995]


17. Which statement is correct?

(a) Haldia is in Odisha
(b) Paradip is a West Bengal
(c) Kandla is in Gujarat
(d) Marmugao is in Karnataka

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


18. Which one of the following ports of India handles the highest tonnage of import cargo?

(a) Calcutta
(b) Kandla
(c) Mumbai
(d) Visakhapatnam

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


19. In India which one of the following is not a natural harbour?

(a) Kandla
(b) Chennai
(c) Paradip
(d) Mumbai

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2007]


20. Which of the following are the natural ports of India?

1. Chennai
2. Cochin
3. Tuticorin
4. Vishakhapatnam

Select the correct answer from the code given below:
Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


21. Which one of the following is the port city of Andhra Pradesh?

(a) Kakinada
(b) Nellore
(c) Ongole
(d) Vizianagaram

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010]


22. Which of the following is the National Water Way number 1?

(a) Godavari–Krishna Basin Water Way
(b) Mahanadi–Brahmani River Water Way
(c) Brahmaputra River Water Way
(d) Ganga–Bhagirathi–Hugli River Water Way
(e) None of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


23. The port that does not have LNG terminals is –

(a) Dahej
(b) Hazira
(c) Kochi
(d) Kandla

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


24. At which of the following place three crescent-shaped beaches meet?

(a) Marmugao
(b) Baleshwar
(c) Kovalam
(d) Kanyakumari

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


25. What is the length of the shipping canal in the Sethusamudram project?

(a) 166 km
(b) 167 km
(c) 168 km
(d) 169 km

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2007]


26. Sethusamudram Project connects –

(a) Palk Bay with Pak Strait
(b) Palk Bay with the Bay of Bengal
(c) Gulf of Mannar with Palk Bay
(d) Cape Comorin with Gulf of Mannar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


27. In India, the ports are categorized as major and nonmajor ports. Which one of the following is a non-major port?

(a) Kochi (Cochin)
(b) Dahej
(c) Paradip
(d) New Mangalore

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2009]


28. Match List-I (major harbours) with List-II (States) and select the correct answer using the codes given below :
List- I                                   List- II
A. Kandla                   1. Maharashtra
B. Nhava Sheva       2. Odisha
C. Paradip                 3. Tamil Nadu
D. Tuticorin             4. Gujarat
Code :

(a) 4 3 2 1
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 4 1 2 3
(d) 2 3 4 1

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


29. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below :
List- I                                List- II
A. Alleppey              i. Tamil Nadu
B. Ennore               ii. Odisha
C. Paradip             iii. Kerala
D. Kakinada          iv. Andhra Pradesh
Code :

(a) iii i ii iv
(b) ii iii i iv
(c) iii i iv ii
(d) iii iv ii i

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


30. By promotion of Krishnapatnam port, which of the following state would be most benefi ciary?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2008]


31. The biggest port in India is –

(a) Vishakhapatnam
(b) Mumbai
(c) Tuticorin
(d) Kandla

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


32. Which is the largest natural port in India?

(a) Cochin
(b) Chennai
(c) Tuticorin
(d) Mumbai

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


33. India’s 13th major port is going to be set up in which State?

(a) Kerala
(b) Gujarat
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Tamil Nadu
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2020]


34. National Waterway-1 connects :

(a) Kottapuram to Kollam
(b) Sadiya to Dhubri
(c) Haldia to Allahabad
(d) Haldia to Kolkata
(e) None of the above / More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


35. Which one of the following stretches of river Ganga has been declared as National Water Way?

(a) From Allahabad to Haldia
(b) From Haridwar to Kanpur
(c) From Kanpur to Allahabad
(d) From Narora to Patna

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


36. Which of the following parts of Ganga river is declared as ‘National Water Ways’?

(a) From Haridwar to Kanpur
(b) From Kanpur to Prayagraj
(c) From Narora to Patna
(d) From Prayagraj to Haldiya

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2016]


37. Which of the following is the longest waterway in the country?

(a) Kakinada – Marakkam
(b) Kollam – Kottapuram
(c) Sadia – Dhubari
(d) Allahabad – Haldia

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


38. Which of the following National Waterways connects Kottapuram with Kollam?

(a) Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hugli Waterways
(b) Brahmaputra river waterways
(c) Kerala coastal canal waterways
(d) Godavari-Krishna basin waterways
(e) None of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


39. National Inland Navigation Institute (NINI) is situated in–

(a) Patna
(b) Kolkata
(c) Porbandar
(d) Gomuk, Uttarakhand

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


40. The twelfth major port of India handling coal is being developed near –

(a) Chennai
(b) Paradip
(c) Kakinada
(d) Vishakhapatnam

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2007, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


41. Which one of the following ports is situated at the Gulf of Kutch?

(a) Cochin
(b) Haldia
(c) Kandla
(d) Tuticorin

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2007]


42. Which one of the following is not the port town of Gujarat?

(a) Jamnagar
(b) Okha
(c) Porbandar
(d) Veraval

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


43. Which of the following is not a harbour?

(a) Kandla
(b) Cochin
(c) Bengaluru
(d) Mangalore

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


44. Which of the following ports of India is an open seaport?

(a) Haldia
(b) Mumbai
(c) Chennai
(d) Vishakhapatnam

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


45. Which of the following is a specific example of ‘Out Port’?

(a) Porbandar
(b) Haldia
(c) Panaji
(d) Vishkhapatnam

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


46. What is the importance of developing Chabahar Port by India?

(a) India’s trade with African countries will enormously increase.
(b) India’s relations with oil-producing Arab countries will be strengthened.
(c) India will not depend on Pakistan for access to Afghanistan and Central Asia.
(d) Pakistan will facilitate and protect the installation of a gas pipeline between Iraq and India.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017] 


47. Recently. which of the following States has explored the possibility of constructing an artificial inland port to be connected to the sea by a long navigational channel?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) Karnataka
(d) Rajasthan

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