The upcoming RSMSSB, Rajasthan Police Constable, Rajasthan Vidyut Vibhag & other Rajasthan State Exams will contain State GK questions. It is necessary to have Rajasthan State Gk Knowledge to crack these state exams. To help you improve your knowledge, we are going to share some important state GK questions along with their solutions which will help you prepare efficiently for the upcoming Raj State Exams.
Rajasthan GK One-Liners for Rajasthan Police & State Exams 2018
1.Which one of the following is incorrectly matched?A. Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project— Gujarat and Rajasthan
B. Chambal Project—Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
C. Beas Project.—Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana
D. Indira Gandhi Canal Project—Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
2.National Institute of Ayurveda, an autonomous body of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is located at?A. Udaipur
3.Who was the first historian who wrote about ‘Feudalism’ in Rajasthan during the 19th century?A. Col. James Tod
B. Dr. L. P. Tessitori
C. George Grearson
D. John Thomas
4.Which dance form of Rajasthan is included in Intangible Cultural Heritage list of UNESCO?A. Ghoomar
C. Kachi Ghodi
D. Terah Taali
5.Jaisamand lake’ is considered as the second largest artificial lake in the world and first in Asia. In which district of Rajasthan is it situated?A. Jaipur
6.With which of the following areas of Rajasthan the Alibakshi Khayal is associated?A. Karauli
7.Who was the ruler of a state in Rajasthan who played a very significant role in the establishment of Banaras Hindu University?A. Maharana Fateh Singh (Udaipur)
B. Maharaja Ummed Singh (Jodhpur)
C. Maharaja Man Singh-II (Jaipur)
D. Maharaja Ganga Singh (Bikaner)
8.The first cooperative society in Rajasthan was established in 1905 in which of the following district?A. Bhinai in Ajmer district
B. Jaola in Nagour district
C. Gulabpura in Bhilwada district
D. Bassi in Jaipur district
9.Guru Shikhar Peak is located in which if the following district?A. Sirohi
10.A world heritage site which is famously known as golden city?A. Amritsar
11.When was the city of Jodhpur founded?A. 1450
12.Which of the following was the capital of Matsya?A. Viratanagar
13.Who is the Governor of the state of Rajasthan?A. Ram Naik
B. Sheila Dixit
C. Devendra Singh Yadav
D. Kalyan Singh
14.Which of the following city is a World Heritage Site?A. Kota
15.Jaisalmer Fort is situated on which of the following hill?A. Pothigai Hill
B. Dhupgarh Hill
C. Gilbert Hill
D. Meru Hill
16.Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is held in which of the following month?A. March
17.In which of the following year, the Vellore Mutiny was sparked by new uniform regulations?A. 1801
18.When was the Battle of Ranthambore held?A. 1296
19.What is the full form of EBRD?A. European Bank for Recollection and Development
B. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
C. Euro Bank for Reconstruction and Development
D. European Bank for Rebuilding and Development
20.The North India’s largest integrated IT park is located in which of the following city?A. New Delhi
21.Districts of Rajasthan are grouped into how many divisions?A. 9
22.Which of the following is the one of the largest fort in India?A. Jaigarh Fort
B. Mehrangarh Fort
C. Nahargarh Fort
D. Chittor Fort
23.Which of the following is the largest division of Rajasthan?A. Kota division
B. Udaipur division
C. Jodhpur division
D. Jaipur division
24.Who among the following former Prime Minister of India to get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize?A. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
B. Manmohan Singh
C. I.K. Gujral
D. H.D. Deve Gowda
25.When was Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) established?A. 1967
26.Jeern mata Temple is in which of the following district?A. Bundi
27.What is the rank of Rajasthan in terms of GDP in India?A. 2nd
28.Which of the following is not the art and painting forms of rajasthan?A. Miniature Paintings
B. Gemstone Paintings
C. Madhubani Paintings
D. Phad Paintings
29.Rajasthan is the leading producer of which of the following minerals in India?A. Zinc
30.Which of the following district of Rajasthan does not comes under ‘Hadauti region’?A. Kota
31.When was Rajasthan Information Commission constituted?A. April 18, 2007
B. April 18, 2008
C. April 18, 2005
D. April 18, 2006
32.Who was the famous ruler of Mewar who repaired the fort of Achalgarh?A. Rana Ratan Singh
B. Maharana Kumbha
C. Rana Sanga
D. Maharana Raj Singh
33.The first of the Gandhi-led movements was the Non-Cooperation Movement lasting from September 1920 until __________.A. June 1922
B. September 1925
C. December 1920
D. February 1922
34.What is the use of an app named M-STRiPES?A. Monitoring Tigers
B. Monitoring Black buck
C. Monitoring Ecology
D. Monitoring Climate Change
35.The famous Nahargarh Fort is situated in which of the following city?A. Jodhpur
36.Which Jain Tirthankar is worship in the name of tribal black baba in Udaipur district?A. Rishabhdev
C. Durga Devi
D. None of the above
37.What was the share of Agriculture in the economy of Rajasthan for the year 2016-17?A. 32.50
38.What is the other name of Pushkar mela?A. Kartik Mela
B. Kumbh Mela
C. Gangasagar Mela
D. None of the above
39.Which among the following is known as “Plato of Jat people”?A. Maharaja Hari Singh
B. Prithavi Raj Chauhan
C. Maharaja Suraj Mal
40.Who among the following is the author of “Vir Vinod” which gives a history of Mewar?A. Muhnaut Nainsi
B. Suryamal Mishran
41.Which district of Rajasthan has been nicknamed “The Golden city”?A. Jaisalmer
42.The district through which 70 °E longitude passes is?A. Jodhpur
43.Which among the following district of Rajasthan does not shares border with Pakistan?A. Barmer
C. Sri Ganganagar
44.The Vijay Shahi coins were in use in which among the following areas of Rajasthan?A. Jaipur
45.Alwar hills are part ofA. Northen Aravalli range
B. Eastern Aravalli range
C. North eastern Aravalli range
D. Central Aravalli range
46.Jawahar sagar dam is built across which river?A. Mahi
47.Who was behind the idea of ‘Pink City’?A. Sawai Ram Singh
B. Pratab Singh
C. Gulab Singh
D. Kuwar Singh
48.What is the total area of Rajasthan?A. 344,239 Km2
B. 345,269 Km2
C. 342,339 Km2
D. 342,239 Km2
49.The Chambal River of India is touching which of the following state?A. Rajasthan
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. All of the above
50.When was the Chittor Fort captured by Alauddin Khalji?A. 1303
51.Who was the first Chief Minister of Rajasthan?A. C S Venkatachari
B. Manikya Lal Verma
C. Pandit Hiralal Shastri
D. Tika Ram Paliwal
52.In which district is Arid Forest Research Institute situated?A. Jodhpur
53.What is the highest peak of Aravalli Range in Rajasthan?A. Delwara
C. Guru Shikhar
54.An approximate area of Rajasthan covered under western desert, is?A. More than 60%
B. Less than 30%
55.The longest folk song of Rajasthan is associated with which of the following Lok Devis/Devtas?A. Jeena Mata
B. Aai Mata
56.Which of the following canal is previously known as the Rajasthan Canal?A. Indira Gandhi Canal
B. Buckingham Canal
C. Upper Ganges Canal
D. National Waterway 3
57.Who is known as the Father of the ‘White Revolution’ in India?A. Verghese Kuries
B. Vergesh Kurien
C. Verjeesh Kujain
D. Verghese Kurien
58.The Great Indian Desert is the ______ largest desert in the World.A. 18th
59.Which of the following is not the folk dance of Rajasthan?A. Ghoomar dance
B. Chari Dance
C. Kachhi Ghodi
D. Fugdi Dance
60.Ranapratap Sagar Dam is built on which of the following rivers?A. Chambal River
B. Banas River
C. Jawai River
D. Mahi River
Answers with the Detailed Explanations
1. Ans. D.
All options except D are correct.
The Indira Gandhi Canal is one of the largest canal projects in India. It starts from the Harike Barrage at Harike, a few kilometers below the confluence of the Satluj and Beas rivers in the Indians state of Punjab and covering Rajasthan and Haryana as well.
2. Ans. D.
The National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) is the apex institute for training and research in Ayurveda in India, established in 1976 at Jaipur, by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The institute is one eight apex national institutes established across nation, for training and research in "Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy education", by Department of AYUSH, Government of India, and only central institute of Ayurveda, under AYUSH.
3. Ans. A.
Lieutenant-Colonel James Tod (1782 – 1835) was an English-born officer of the British East India Company and an Oriental scholar. He combined his official role and his amateur interests to create a series of works about the history and geography of India, and particular the area then known as Rajputana that corresponds to the present day state of Rajasthan, and which Tod referred to as Rajas'han..
4. Ans. B.
Kalbelia dance is a folk dance of Rajasthan state of India.Also, known as It is well known as ‘Sapera Dance’ or ‘Snake Charmer Dance’.It is mainly performed by a Rajasthani tribe called ‘Kalbelia’.It is listed under UNESCO’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity from the year 2010.
5. Ans. B.
Second largest in the world and first in Asia this artificial lake is situated in south-east of Udaipur about 51 km. away. This was built by Maharana Jaisingh in 1628 by constructing a dam over Gomati River. This is also called Dhebar Lake. After 1950 two canals namely shyampura and bhat were constructed for the purpose of irrigation.
The lake consists of seven big and small islands which are inhabited by meenas and bheels. The largest island is called baba ka bhagda and the smaller one is called pyari. Oudian and palaces are built over this lake. On one island, a hotel Iceland resort has been built.
6. Ans. C.
Alibakshi Khyal is asscociated with Alwar district of Rajasthan.
7. Ans. D.
General Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Bikaner (in present-day Rajasthan, India) from 1888 to 1943. He played a significant role in the establishment of Banaras Hindu University.
8. Ans. A.
The first cooperative society in Rajasthan was established in 1905 in Bhinai in Ajmer districts.
9. Ans. A.
It is located Mount Abu which is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India, near the border with Gujarat. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 m (5,650 ft) above sea level.
10. Ans. D.
Jaisalmer is sometimes called the "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area. Whereas Amritsar is known as the city of golden temple.
11. Ans. D.
The Jodhpur city was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan.
Jodha succeeded in conquering the surrounding territory and thus founded a state which came to be known as Marwar.
12. Ans. A.
The capital of Matsya was at Viratanagar (modern Bairat).
13. Ans. D.
Kalyan Singh is the Governor of Rajasthan since 4 September 2014.
He took additional charge of Himachal Pradesh replacing Urmila Singh, whose five-year term ended on 24 January 2015.
Prior to that, he was an Indian politician from the state of Uttar Pradesh.
14. Ans. C.
Once known as Jaisalmer state is a World Heritage Site. Jaisalmer is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, located 575 kilometres (357 mi) west of the state capital Jaipur.
15. Ans. D.
Built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort, situated on Meru Hill and named as Trikoot Garh has been the scene of many battles.
16. Ans. B.
Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is the most awaited and famous cultural and colorful events that dominates the sand of Rajasthan and Camel races, turban tying competitions are organized. It is held in the month of February every year in Rajasthan.
17. Ans. D.
In 1806, the Vellore Mutiny was sparked by new uniform regulations that created resentment amongst both Hindu and Muslim sepoys.
18. Ans. B.
The Battle of Ranthambore was held in 1291. Jalal-ud-d Khalji attacked Hammir deo because of his rising power. Jalaludin's forces were defeated by Hammir.
19. Ans. B.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is an international financial institution founded in 1991. As a multilateral developmental investment bank, the EBRD uses investment as a tool to build market economies.
20. Ans. B.
Rajasthan is the destination for IT companies and North India's largest integrated IT park is located in Jaipur and is named as Mahindra World City Jaipur covering nearly 3,000 acres (12 km2) of land.
- Some of the companies operating in Rajasthan include Infosys, Genpact, Wipro, Truworth, Deusche Bank, NEI, MICO, Honda Siel Cars, Coca Cola, Gillete etc.
21. Ans. C.
The 33 districts of Rajasthan state are group into seven divisions.
22. Ans. B.
Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India.
Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards.
23. Ans. C.
The Jodhpur division is the largest division in Rajasthan. It comprises six districts: Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Pali, Sirohi.
24. Ans. B.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development this year for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India’s stature globally.
This was announced by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
25. Ans. A.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising ten Southeast Asian states which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, military, educational and cultural integration amongst its members and Asian states. It is established in 1967 in Bangkok via Bangkok Declaration. Currently there are 10-member states and 2 observer states are part of it.
26. Ans. D.
Jin Mata Temple is situated in Sikar District of Rajasthan.
27. Ans. D.
Rajasthan has the seventh largest economy with a Gross Domestic Product of over US$ 120 billion. Rajasthan is a mineral-rich state and has a diversified economy having agriculture, mining and tourism as its main engines of growth. The state mines produce gold, silver, sandstone, limestone, marble, rock phosphate, copper and lignite. It is the second largest producer of cement and contributes one tenth of the salt produced in India.
28. Ans. C.
All except Madhubani paintings are the paintings of Rajasthan. Madhubani painting originated in a small village, known as Maithili, of the Bihar state of India. Initially, the womenfolk of the village drew the paintings on the walls of their home, as an illustration of their thoughts, hopes and dreams. With time, the paintings started becoming a part of festivities and special events, like marriage.
29. Ans. A.
Rajasthan is the leading producer of Zinc in India. Largest deposits of Zinc in India is at Rampura-Agucha in the Bhilwara district. Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) is the leading producer of Zinc in India.
It is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources PLC. HZL is the world's second largest zinc producer. Its FY2015 revenues were Rs. 147.9 billion.
30. Ans. D.
Hadoti, which was once called the Bundi Kingdom, is a region of Rajasthan state in western India. The biggest cities are Baran and Kota. It includes the districts of Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar and Kota.Pali comes under Marwar region of Rajasthan.
31. Ans. D.
(Rajasthan Information Commission (RIC) was constituted by the state Government of Rajasthan with installing Shri M.D. Kaurani, as the first Chief Information Commissioner on April 18, 2006.)
32. Ans. B.
Achalgarh is a fort situated about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of Mount Abu, a hill station in Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty rulers and later reconstructed, renovated and named as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE, one of the several forts built during his reign.
33. Ans. D.
The first of the Gandhi-led movements was the Non-Cooperation Movement lasting from September 1920 until February 1922.
Gandhi, during this movement, believed that the British were only successful in maintaining control because the Indians were cooperative.
34. Ans. A.
An app named M-STRiPES means Monitoring System for Tigers-Intensive Protection and Ecological Status. It is developed by the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, will be used for the first time.
35. Ans. D.
Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once formed a strong defense ring for the city. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means 'abode of tigers'.
36. Ans. A.
Rishabhdev is worshipped in the name of tribal black baba in Udaipur district.
37. Ans. C.
Agriculture is the leading economy of the state accounting for 25.29 per cent in the year 2016-17. The principal crops Barley, Wheat, Gram, Pulses, Oil Seeds, Bajra, Pulses, Jowar, Maize Ground Nuts, fruits and vegetables and spices.
38. Ans. A.
The Pushkar Fair also called the Pushkar Camel Fair or locally as Kartik Mela or Pushkar ka Mela is an annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural fête held in the town of Pushkar (Rajasthan, India). The fair starts with the Hindu calendar month of Kartik and ends on the Kartik Purnima, which typically overlaps with late October and early November in the Gregorian calendar. In 1998, over 1 million visitors came to Pushkar throughout the year. The Pushkar fair alone attracts over 200,000 visitors.
39. Ans. C.
Maharaja Suraj Mal (February 1707 – 25 December 1763) or Sujan Singh was ruler of Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India. A contemporary historian has described him as "the Plato of the Jat people" and by a modern writer as the "Jat Odysseus", because of his political sagacity, steady intellect and clear vision.
The Jats, under Suraj Mal, overran the Mughalgarrison at Agra and plundered the city taking with them the two great silver doors of the entrance of the famous Taj Mahal which were then melted down by Suraj Mal in 1763.
40. Ans. D.
Shayamaldas is the author of Vir Vinod which gives a history of Mewar.
41. Ans. A.
Jaisalmer is called the “Golden City of India” because of use of yellow sand and the yellow sandstone in making the architecture of the city.
42. Ans. B.
Jaisalmer, or the Golden City, is one of the most beautiful historic cities in Rajasthan, India. It is the former capital of the state, with plenty of attractions and monuments, which made the city the World Heritage Site.
The latitude of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India is 26.911661, and the longitude is 70.922928.Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India is located at India country in the Citiesplace category with the gps coordinates of 26 ° 54' 41.9796'' N and 70 ° 55' 22.5408'' E.
43. Ans. B.
Jodhpur does not share borders with Pakistan.Other three districts share border with Pakistan.
44. Ans. C.
The famous Vijay Shahi coins were used in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.
45. Ans. C.
North –eastern stretches of Aravalli hills is also known as Alwar hills.
46. Ans. D.
Jawahar Sagar Dam is a dam across the Chambal River. It is situated about 24 km south-west of Kota, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the dams which have been built under the Chambal Valley project of State of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The dam also produces 99 MW of hydropower.
47. Ans. A.
Jaipur is known as the ‘Pink City’ because of every building within the walled historic centre is painted a terracotta ‘pink’ colour. The uniform color of central Jaipur lies with the absolute power of Maharaja ‘Sawai Ram Singh’ over his capital and his extreme strategy to impress Prince Albert during his 1876 tour of India.
48. Ans. D.
The area of Rajasthan is 342,239 Km2. Rajasthan is India's largest state by area 342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi). It is located on the north western side of the India, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert.
49. Ans. D.
The Chambal River is a tributary of the Yamuna River in central India, and thus forms part of the greater Gangetic drainage system.
The river flows north-northeast through Madhya Pradesh, running for a time through Rajasthan, then forming the boundary between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh before turning southeast to join the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh state.
50. Ans. A.
In 1303, the Delhi Sultanate ruler AlauddinKhalji captured the Chittor Fort from the Guhila king Ratnasimha, after an eight month long siege. The conflict has been described in several legendary accounts, including the historically unreliable Padmavat, which claims that Alauddin's motive was to obtain Ratnasimha's beautiful wife Padmini.
51. Ans. C.
Pandit Hiralal Shastri (24 November 1899 – 28 December 1974) was an Indian politician and the first chief minister of Rajasthan state in northern India. He was in office from 7 April 1949 to 5 January 1951. Hiralal Shastri was born at Jobner in Jaipur District in a peasant family. He completed his early education in Jobner. Hiralal passed the degree of Sahitya Shastri in 1920. In 1921, he stood first in the B.A. examination from Maharaja's College, Jaipur.
52. Ans. A.
Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI) is a research institute situated in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The institute carries out scientific research in forestry in order to provide technologies to increase the vegetative cover and to conserve biodiversity in the hot arid and semi-arid region of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
It operates under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
53. Ans. C.
Guru Shikhar, a peak in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan, is the highest point of the Aravalli Range. It rises to an elevation of 1,722 metres (5,650 ft). It is 15 km from Mount Abu and a road from there leads almost to the top of the mountain.
It is named Guru-Shikhar or 'the peak of the guru' after Dattatreya, an incarnation of Vishnu, and a cave at the summit contains a temple dedicated to him, plus one dedicated his mother, Anasuya, wife of sage Atri nearby.
54. Ans. A.
The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert or western desert of Rajasthan that forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan. It is the world's 18th largest desert, and the world's 9th largest subtropical desert.
About 85% of the Thar Desert is in India, and the remaining 15% is in Pakistan. In India, it covers about 320,000 km2(120,000 sq mi), forming approximately 10% of the total geographic area of India.
More than 60% of the desert lies in the state of Rajasthan alone and extends into Gujarat, Punjab, and Haryana.
55. Ans. A.
The longest folk song of Rajasthan is associated with jeena Mata. ere is an ancient Temple dedicated to Jeen Mata (Goddess of Power). The sacred shrine of Jeenmata is believed to be a thousand years old. Millions of devotees assemble here for a colourful festival held twice in a year in the month of Chaitra and Ashvin during the Navratri.
56. Ans. A.
The Indira Gandhi Canal is one of the largest canal projects in India.
Previously known as the Rajasthan Canal, it was renamed the Indira Gandhi Canal in 1985 following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
57. Ans. D.
Verghese Kurien known as the Father of the White Revolution in India was a social entrepreneur whose "billion-litre idea", Operation Flood - the world's largest agricultural dairy development programme, made dairy farming India's largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment provider, being a third of all rural income.
58. Ans. A.
The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan.
It is the world's 18th largest desert, and the world's 9th largest subtropical desert.
About 85% of the Thar Desert is in India, and the remaining 15% is in Pakistan.
59. Ans. D.
All except Fudgi Dance are the folk dance of Rajasthan. Fugdi is a Goan folk dance performed by the women in the Konkan region during Hindu religious festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Vrata or towards the end of other dances like Dhalo.
60. Ans. A.
The Ranapratap Sagar Dam is a gravity masonry dam with the height of 53.8 meters and is the second largest dam built on Chambal River in Rawatbhata, Rajasthan and the largest in whole Rajasthan.
It is one of the major dams chosen for Chambal Valley project, a government initiative for the development of the river.
There is a power station at the dam toe for the generation of hydropower which was officially declared open in February 1970 by the then PM of India, Indira Gandhi. The dam and the power plant got there name from the warrior MaharanaPratap of Rajasthan.
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