States Union Territories of India – Old Year Questions


1. Latur is located in –

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Gujrat
(d) Madhya Pradesh

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


2. Vidarbha is a regional name in India and it is a part of –

(a) Gujrat
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Orissa

[41st B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1996]


3. The Pat region is located in –

(a) Bihar
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Meghalaya

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


4. Jhumri Telaiya (famous for the request of songs on the radio) is located in which state?

(a) Bihar
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Odisha
(d) West Bengal

[47th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2005]


5. Which of the following states is known as the “Kohinoor of India”

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Kerala
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Rajasthan

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


6. Most of the topography of Manipur is:

(a) Plain
(b) Plateau
(c) Marshy
(d) Mountainous

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2010]


7. Some people in Manipur live in houses built on fl oating islands of weeds and decaying vegetation held together by suspended silt. These islands are called –

(a) Tipis
(b) Burkhans
(c) Phumdi
(d) Izba

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


8. Which state is known as the “Silicon State” of India?

(a) Goa
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Karnataka
(d) Kerala

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


9. It is said that Silicon Valley in India is located in –

(a) Bengaluru
(b) Chennai
(c) Kolkata
(d) Hyderabad

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


10. Which of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Aurangabad – Andhra Pradesh
(b) Palanpur – Gujarat
(c) Hubli – Maharashtra
(d) Guntur – Odisha

[U.P. Lower (Pre) 2004]


11. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Chhattisgarh – Chhattisgarh plain
(b) Jharkhand – Chota Nagpur plateau.
(c) Maharashtra – Rain Shadow Region
(d) Andhra Pradesh – Malnad

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


12. Which of the following towns lie in the National Capital Region?
1. Ambala 2. Khurja
3. Karnal 4. Rohtak
Select the correct answer from the code given below:
Code :

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

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


13. The National Capital Region does not include parts of –

(a) Haryana
(b) Punjab
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Uttar Pradesh

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


14. Which of the following States is ranked economically at the top but the lowest on the basis of sex ratio?

(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Maharashtra
(c) West Bengal
(d) Haryana

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


15. Which one of the following provides the correct sequence of occurrence of four towns/cities as one proceeds from west to east?

(a) Rajkot, Baroda (Vadodara), Kharagpur, Bilaspur
(b) Bikaner, Aligarh, Darbhanga, Nagaon
(c) Indore, Rourkela, Aagartala, Jamshedpur
(d) Nasik, Aurangabad, Behrampur, Nanded

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


16. Which of the following statements is correct –

(a) Boundary of Madhya Pradesh touches seven States
(b) Bhopal is located to the north of the Tropic of Cancer
(c) Jammu & Kashmir does not touch the boundary of Punjab
(d) Arunachal Pradesh does not have any National park

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


17. As per the area, what is the correct descending order of the following States?
(1) Andhra Pradesh
(2) Bihar

(3) Madhya Pradesh
(4) Uttar Pradesh

Code :

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

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


18. Which one among the following States is the smallest in area?

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

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


19. The three largest States of India in order of area are

(a) Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
(b) Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra
(c) Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan

[52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008, 53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]


20. Amongst all the States of India, what is the rank of U.P. area-wise?

(a) First
(b) Second
(c) Third
(d) Fourth

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


21. Which one of the following States of India ranks second in terms of population and third in terms of size (2011 census)?

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra

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


22. Which State of India touches maximum State boundaries?

(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh

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


23. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the States of India in descending order of their area?

(a) Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh
(b) Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
(c) Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand
(d) Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh

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


24. Arrange the following Indian States in descending order of their geographical areas:
I. Rajasthan II. Tamil Nadu
III. Maharashtra IV. Karnataka
Code :

(a) I, II, III, IV
(b) III, I, IV, II
(c) I, III, IV, II
(d) III, IV, I, II

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


25. Which one of the following States is the smallest in area?

(a) U.P.
(b) M.P.
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Uttarakhand

[Uttarakhand Lower Sub. (Pre) 2010]


26. About 30 percent of India’s area lies in the three states of :

(a) Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat
(c) Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
(d) Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


27. In India the third largest state according to population and the twelfth largest state in area is –

(a) Maharashtra
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Karnataka
(d) Bihar

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


28. Which of the following States borders Uttar Pradesh?
1. Punjab
2. Rajasthan

3. Chhattisgarh
4. Jharkhand

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2005]


29. How many States and Union Territories surround the state of Assam?

(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 9

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


30. Chhattisgarh does not have a common border with –

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

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


31. With reference to India, Chhattisgarh comes under which geomorphological region?

(a) Northern plain
(b) Peninsular upland
(c) Coastal plain
(d) Northern mountain
(e) None of the above

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


32. Among the following cities, which one is at the highest altitude above mean sea level?

(a) Bengaluru
(b) Delhi
(c) Jodhpur
(d) Nagpur

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


33. Which of the following statements are true about the Rajasthan desert? Use the code given below to select the correct answer?
1. It is the most densely populated desert of the world.
2. It is about 10,000 years old mainly caused by excessive human interference.
3. Here only 40 to 60 percent of the area is suitable for farming.
4. The increase in net sown area has adversely affected the coverage of grazing lands.
Code :

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

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


34. Among the following cities, which one lies on a longitude closest to that of Delhi?

(a) Bengaluru
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Nagpur
(d) Pune

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2018]


35. A particular State in India has the following characteristics –
1. It is located on the same latitude which passes through Northern Rajasthan.
2. It has over 80% of its area under forest cover.
3. Over 12% of forest cover constitutes Protected Area Network in this State.
Which one among the following States has all the above characteristics?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Assam
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Uttarakhand

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2012]


36. Which state is not part of the ‘seven sisters of North Eastern states?

(a) Meghalaya
(b) West Bengal
(c) Arunachal Pradesh
(d) Tripura

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2008]


37. In which of the following States Sundarvan mangrove is located?

(a) Gujarat
(b) West Bengal
(c) Odisha
(d) Andhra Pradesh

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


38. Which of the following was the capital of Andhra State when it was made a separate state in the year 1953?

(a) Guntur
(b) Kurnool
(c) Nellore
(d) Warangal

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008]


39. Which state in the country has the largest number of districts?

(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Uttar Pradesh

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


40. Which one of the following districts of India is the largest in terms of geographical area?

(a) Leh
(b) Kutch
(c) Jaisalmer
(d) Barmer
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


41. Sonbhadra district is touched by –

(a) Boundaries of two states
(b) Boundaries of three states
(c) Boundaries of four states
(d) Boundaries of five states

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


42. Out of the four southern states – Andhra Pradesh Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, which shares boundaries with a maximum number of Indian states?

(a) Andhra Pradesh only
(b) Karnataka only
(c) Each of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
(d) Each of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007]


43. Which one of the following groups of states borders the state of Telangana?

(a) Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh.
(b) Karnataka, Maharashtra, M.P., Andhra Pradesh.
(c) Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, M.P.
(d) Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, M.P.

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


44. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Tripura – Agartala
(b) Manipur – Aizawl
(c) Nagaland – Kohima.
(d) Arunachal Pradesh – Itanagar

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


45. Capital of Gujarat is –

(a) Godhra
(b) Baroda
(c) Gandhinagar
(d) Ahmedabad

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


46. Capital of Rajasthan is-

(a) Jaipur
(b) Udaipur
(c) Jodhpur
(d) Ajmer

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


47. Itanagar is the capital of which of the following states?

(a) Mizoram
(b) Puducherry
(c) Tripura
(d) Arunachal Pradesh

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


48. The capital of the twenty-ninth State of India is

(a) Hyderabad
(b) Vishakhapatnam
(c) Panaji
(d) Silvassa

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


49. Which one of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Assam – Shillong
(b) Meghalaya – Kohima
(c) Mizoram – Aizawl
(d) Nagaland – Guwahati

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


50. Which of the following is not a planned capital city?

(a) Chandigarh
(b) Bhubaneswar
(c) Bengaluru
(d) Gandhinagar

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


51. Match List- I (States) with List- II (Capitals) and select the correct answer from the code given below :

List I  List II
A. Assam 1. Shillong
B. Nagaland 2. Kohima
C. Arunachal Pradesh  3. Dispur
D. Meghalaya  4. Itanagar

Code :


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

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


52. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
Assertion (A): There is a very small number of Scheduled Caste population in the North Eastern States of India.
Reason (R): The North-Eastern States of India have a very small percentage of area under cultivation.
Codes :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) explains (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) does not explain (A).
(c) (A) is true but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false but (R) is true.

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


53. Match list I (States) with list II (Capitals) and select the answer from the code given below:

List I (States)  List-II (Capitals)
A. Assam  1. Gandhinagar
B. Mizoram  2. Imphal
C. Gujarat 3. Dispur
D. Manipur  4. Aizawl


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

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


Union Territories

1. What is the number of union territories in India?

(a) 5
(b) 7
(c) 9
(d) 11

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


2. The largest Union Territory of India is –

(a) Daman and Diu
(b) Puducherry
(c) Delhi
(d) Chandigarh

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


3. Which is the smallest Union Territory of India?

(a) Chandigarh
(b) Andaman and Nicobar
(c) Lakshadweep
(d) Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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


4. Among the following Union Territories which one is the least urbanized?

(a) Lakshadweep
(b) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(c) Dadar and Nagar Haveli
(d) Puducherry

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


5. The territory of Puducherry lies divided in the States of :

(a) Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra
(b) Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
(c) Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh
(d) Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Goa.

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


6. Which one of the following is not a Union Territory?

(a) Tripura
(b) Daman and Diu
(c) Lakshadweep
(d) Puducherry

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2010]


7. Which of the following statements are correct about Daman & Diu?
(i) It was under British Possession after independence.
(ii) The Gulf of Khambhat is located between Daman and Diu.
(iii) Its Capital is Daman.
Code :

(a) (i) and (ii) are Correct
(b) (ii) and (iii) are correct
(c) (i), (ii) and (iii) are correct
(d) None of the above

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


8. Silvassa is the capital of –

(a) Daman and Diu
(b) Dadra and Nagar Heveli
(c) Lakshadweep
(d) Arunachal Pradesh.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007]


9. Part of which state of the country is not included in the National Capital Region.

(a) Delhi
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Haryana
(d) Madhya Pradesh

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


10. Which Union Territory of India has the lowest Sex ratio as per the 2011, census.

(a) Chandigarh
(b) Dadar and Nagar Haveli
(c) Daman and Diu
(d) Lakshadweep

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


11. Which of the following is not a union territory?

(a) Goa
(b) Lakshadweep
(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(d) Chandigarh

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre), 2010]