Research Centres of India – Old Year Questions

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

1. The second scientific research station of India on Antarctica’s continent called ‘MAITRI’ was established in 1988. The main task of this research centre is –

(a) Geologic mapping
(b) Weather forecast
(c) Marine Biology
(d) Satellite transmission

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


2. The 3rd Indian Research Centre had been founded in Antarctica by the name of :

(a) Saraswati
(b) Bharati
(c) Anveshan
(d) Yamnotri

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


3. Which of the following is known by the name of “Dakshin Gangotri”?

(a) Origin point of Cauvery river
(b) The place from where Periyar flows towards North.
(c) First Antarctica Research Station of India
(d) The Centre of rocket launching in Kerala.

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2006]


4. What is Dakshin Gangotri?

(a) River Valley in Andhra Pradesh
(b) Indian Research Station in Antarctica
(c) Second source of river Ganga in the South of Gangotri
(d) Island in the Indian Ocean near Antarctica

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

(a) Kolkata
(b) Patna
(c) Bhubaneshwar
(d) Hyderabad

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


6. The Place where Central Dryland Research Institute exists is :

(a) Bangalore
(b) New Delhi
(c) Jhansi
(d) Hyderabad

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


7. Where is the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) located?

(a) Hyderabad
(b) Hissar
(c) New Delhi
(d) Rajkot

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


8. Central Institute of Indian Languages is located at which of the following places?

(a) Varanasi
(b) Mysore
(c) New Delhi
(d) Shimla

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


9. Central Dryland Research Institute is located at

(a) Jhansi
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Jodhpur
(d) Jabalpur

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


10. The Central Institute of Arid Horticulture is situated at

(a) Sri Ganganagar
(b) Udaipur
(c) Bikaner
(d) Jodhpur

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2016]


11. The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management is located at :

(a) Bangalore
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Kolkata
(d) New Delhi

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


12. ‘National Institute of Agriculture Marketing’ is located at

(a) New Delhi
(b) Jaipur
(c) Hisar
(d) Bhopal

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


13. The University of Horticulture and Forestry is located at –

(a) Coimbatore
(b) Solan
(c) Palampur
(d) Pant Nagar

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


14. Where is the Central Food Technological Research Institute situated?

(a) Bangalore
(b) Karnal
(c) Mysore
(d) Lucknow

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


15. The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing is located at

(a) Bengaluru
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Ahmedabad
(d) Dehradun

[Chattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


16. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
                            List -I                                                                     List-II
A. National Environment Engineering                        1. Rajahmundry
B. Central Food Technology Research Institute      2. Nagpur
C. Central Potato Research Institute                            3. Shimla
D. Central Tobacco Research Institute                        4. Mysuru
Code :

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

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

17. National Research Centre of Agro-Forestry is located at

(a) Hyderabad
(b) Jhansi
(c) Nasik
(d) Patna

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


18. V.V. Giri National Labour Institute is located at

(a) Noida
(b) New Delhi
(c) Ghaziabad
(d) Gurugram

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


19. In which of the following place is Indian Vegetable Research Institute situated?

(a) Agra
(b) Kanpur
(c) Lucknow
(d) Varanasi

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2017]


20. The research and development work is being processed on machinery & instruments used in agriculture in Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering which is located at–

(a) Pantnagar
(b) Bhopal
(c) New Delhi
(d) Ranchi

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


21. The Indian Rice Research Institute is located in –

(a) Cuttack
(b) Kolkata
(c) Trivandrum
(d) Mumbai

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007]


22. Where is ‘National Dairy Research Institute’ (NDRI) situated?

(a) Ambala
(b) Karnal
(c) Pune
(d) Izzatnagar

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


23. The National Dairy Research Institute is established at –

(a) Karnal
(b) Hisar
(c) Anand
(d) Jaipur

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


24. The Indian Institute of Pulses Research is located at –

(a) New Delhi
(b) Varanasi
(c) Kanpur
(d) Lucknow

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


25. The Indian Institute of Vegetable Research is located at

(a) Kanpur
(b) New Delhi
(c) Varanasi
(d) Allahabad

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


26. Central Institute of Sub-tropical Horticulture is located at –

(a) Bangalore
(b) Chandigarh
(c) Lucknow
(d) Nagpur

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


27. The Headquarters of ‘Indian Bureau of Mines’ is at –

(a) Ranchi
(b) Ahmedabad
(c) Nagpur
(d) Mysore

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


28. The Central Institute of Mining is located at :

(a) Cuttack
(b) Dhanbad
(c) Jamshedpur
(d) Bhavnagar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


29. Where is the Indian Diamond Institute established

(a) New Delhi
(b) Surat
(c) Mumbai
(d) Jaipur

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


30. The location of the National Dairy Development Board is at –

(a) Anand
(b) Gandhi Nagar
(c) Vadodara
(d) Valsad

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006]


31. Indian Grass and Fodder Research Institute is located at

(a) Bikaner
(b) Jabalpur
(c) Bhopal
(d) Jhansi

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


32. Where is the Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute located?

(a) Kota
(b) Jhansi
(c) Lucknow
(d) Jaipur

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


33. Where is Indian Horticulture University located?

(a) Dehradun
(b) Masoorie
(c) Bangalore
(d) Solan (Himachal Pradesh)

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


34. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer.
                  List- I                                                       List- II
(Organisation)                                                    (Location)
A. National Sugar Institute                              1. Dehradun
B. Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited                   2. Kamptee
C. Institute of Military Law                             3. Pune
D. Institute of National Integration            4. Hyderabad
                                                                                   5. Kanpur
Code :

(a) 3 1 4 2
(b) 5 1 4 3
(c) 3 4 5 2
(d) 5 4 2 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]


35. Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research is located at –

(a) Lucknow
(b) Coimbatore
(c) Ludhiana
(d) Pusa Samastipur

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


36. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
                            List- I                                                           List- II
A. Central Rice Research Institute                            1. Jhansi
B. Directorate of Farming System Research         2. Bhopal
C. Indian Institute of Soil Science                             3. Cuttack
D. National Centre for Agro-Forestry Research- 4. Meerut
Code :

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

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2013]


37. Arrange the following Indian Meteorological Headquarters in Chronological order of their establishment and select your correct answer from the codes given below :
A. New Delhi
B. Kolkata

C. Shimla
D. Pune

Code :

(a) C D A B
(b) B A D C
(c) D B C A
(d) B C D A

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


38. National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation is located in :

(a) Dehradun
(b) Hyderabad
(c) New Delhi
(d) Kolkata

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


39. Which of the following does not have the ‘National Museum of Natural History’?

(a) Mysore
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Bhuvaneshwar
(d) Bhopal

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


40. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
List- I                        List- II
(Institute)          (Location)
A. CSSRI               1. Manila
B. CTCRI              2. Jodhpur
C. IRRI                  3. Trivandrum
D. CAZRI             4. Karnal
Code :

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

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


41. The National Research Centre on Seed Spices is located at

(a) Doomara, Ajmer
(b) Mandore, Jodhpur
(c) Beechwal, Bikaner
(d) Durgapura, Jaipur

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


42. The Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage are located at –

(a) Ahmedabad
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Faridabad
(d) New Delhi

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2013]


43. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
                 List- I                                                            List- II
(Project Directorate of Crops)                         (Location)
A. DRR                                                                       1. Kanpur
B. DWR                                                                     2. New Delhi
C. DMR                                                                      3. Hyderabad
D. DPR                                                                      4. Karnal
Code :

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

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


44. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List- I                                                                                          List- II
(Institutes)                                                                          (Locations)
A. Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research              1. New Delhi
B. National Bureau of Plant Genetics Research     2. Hyderabad
C. National Plant Protection Training Institute     3. Lucknow
D. Directorate of Wheat Research                               4. Kanpur
Code :

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]

45. Which one of the following agencies is not involved in exporting agricultural goods?

(b) State Trading Corporation
(d) MMTC

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


46. The National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF) is situated at

(a) Hyderabad
(b) Chennai
(c) New Delhi
(d) Ghaziabad

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


47. In which of the following cities, the ‘Centre for Social Forestry and Eco-Rehabilitation’ is located in India?

(a) Dehradun
(b) Prayagraj
(c) Nagpur
(d) Bhopal

[U.P. B.E.O. (Pre) 2019]


48. Which of the following is NOT correctly matched? Institute Location

(a) International Centre for Research on Agroforestry Nairobi
(b) Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal
(c) Central Agroforestry Research Institute Banda
(d) Tata Energy Research Institute New Delhi

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