UP GK 2022: Uttar Pradesh GK & GS Questions and Answers

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Updated on: September 13th, 2023

UP GK is important for the aspirants who are preparing for Uttar Pradesh State Exams like UPPSC PCS, Lower PCS, etc. Uttar Pradesh GK and GS is one of the most scoring area that can be covered with minimum effort. In this article, we are providing detailed UP GK in Hindi & English along with the PDF that you can download for your convenience. The following questions on Uttar Pradesh GK are the most expected questions that are asked in the UPPSC exam.

UP (Uttar Pradesh) GK includes Uttar Pradesh History, Uttar Pradesh Geography, Uttar Pradesh Economy, Uttar Pradesh Polity, etc.

UP GK in Hindi & English | Top 101 Uttar Pradesh Questions

  1. The ancient sites of Sarai Nahar Rai, Morhana Pahar, Lekkahia, Mahadeha in Uttar Pradesh belong to which age?
    Answer: Mesolithic Age
  2. The oldest evidence of rice in the world is found from which Neolithic site of Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Koldihwa
  3. Which Neolithic site of Uttar Pradesh provides the earliest evidence of the use of Pottery?
    Answer: Chopani-Mando
  4. Which archaeological site is considered as the Eastern border of the Indus Valley Civilisation?
    Answer: Alamgirpur in Meerut
  5. From which Harappan site of Uttar Pradesh a large number of gold artefacts were found?
    Answer: Mandi, Muzzafarnagar District
  6. Which is the largest necropolis site of late Harappan age?
    Answer: Sadikpur Sinauli
  7. Three human skeletons in a single grave were recovered from which place in Uttar Pradesh?
  8. Answer: Damdama in Pratapgarh District
  9. Where did Gautam Buddha deliver his first sermons after his enlightenment?
    Answer: Sarnath
  10. Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana in 483 BC at which place?
    Answer: Kushinagar
  11. Where did Gautama Buddha spend most of his ‘varshavaas’ (Rainy Season)?
    Answer: Shravasti in Kosala
  12. What was the capital city of the Mahajanapada Vatsa?
    Answer: Kaushambhi
  13. Which Ashokan Pillar has been adopted as the national emblem of India?
    Answer: The Lion Pillar of Sarnath
  14. Which was the second capital of Kushan ruler Kanishka?
    Answer: Mathura
  15. Works of which rulers are mentioned on the Allahabad Eulogistic Inscription?
    Answer: Ashoka Maurya , Samudra Gupta , Jahangir
  16. Which Gupta Inscription does mention Gupta Genealogy upto Chandra Gupta II?
    Answer: Mathura Pillar Inscription
  17. At which place is the Bhitari Pillar Inscription of Skanda Gupta situated?
    Answer: Gazipur District, Uttar Pradesh
  18. The Shikhar of which Gupta Age temple became a standard feature of the Nagara Style Temple architecture of India?
    Answer: Bhitargaon Temple in Kanpur
  19. Harshavardhana organized an assembly in Kannauj for the propagation of which sect of Buddhism?
    Answer: Mahayana Sect
  20. Where did Harshavardhana organize an assembly every five years to donate his wealth?
    Answer: Prayag
  21. Which Pala ruler organized a grand Darbar at Kannauj?
    Answer: Dharam Pala
  22. In which year did Mehmood Ghazni plunder the temple of Mathura?
    Answer: 1017-18 AD
  23. Who emerged victorious in the battle of Chandawar in the year 1194 AD?
    Answer: Mohammad Ghori defeated Gaharwal ruler Jaichand
  24. Before ascending to the throne of Delhi, Iltutmish was the governor of which place?
    Answer: Badaun
  25. Which ruler of the Delhi established Agra and made it the capital city of his kingdom?
    Answer: Sikander Lodi
  26. Who was Jaunpur State’s last ruler to sign the Four Year Peace Treaty with Bahlol Lodi in 1458?
    Answer: Hussain Shah
  27. Which was the decisive battle in which Humayun lost completely at the hands of Sher Shah Suri?
    Answer: Battle Of Bilgram (Kannauj) in 1540 AD
  28. Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort were built by which Mughal King?
    Answer: Akbar
  29. Birbal’s Rang Mahal is found in?
    Answer: Kalpi (Jalaun District, Uttar Pradesh)
  30. Which Mughal Emperor completed the Tomb of Akbar in Sikandara?
    Answer: Jahangir in 1613 AD
  31. During the Mughal period, which Madrasa, located in Lucknow achieved specialization in the study of ‘Muslim Jurisprudence’?
    Answer: Karangi Mahal Madrasa
  32. Battle of Jajau was fought between which two Mughal princes?
    Answer: Bahadur Shah I and Muhammad Aazam(He lost)
  33. Who was the founder of the independent state of Awadh in the latter Mughal era?
    Answer: Saadat Khan
  34. Mention any two works of Banabhatta.
    Answer: Kadambari, Harshcharitam
  35. Which famous medieval era’s Persian poet is said to have invented the Khadi Boli?
    Answer: Amir Khusro
  36. Who is the author of Akbarnama?
    Answer: Abul Fazal
  37. Who was the founder of the Benaras Hindu University?
    Answer: Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya
  38. Who was the President of the Indian Constitution Commission which presented the Nehru Report?
    Answer: Motilal Nehru
  39. Who wrote the famous patriotic song ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’?
    Answer: Ramprasad Bismil
  40. When was Mangal Pandey hanged?
    Answer: 8th April 1857
  41. The Treaty Of Allahabad was signed in 1765 AD between Shah Alam II and the British after which battle?
    Answer: Battle of Buxar(1764 AD)
  42. Who accepted the British supremacy over Benaras by signing the Treaty Of Faizabad (1775)?
    Answer: Asaf-Ud-Daula
  43. On 10th May 1857 the Indian soldiers of which cantonment revolted against the British and marched towards Delhi?
    Answer: Meerut Cantonment
  44. In 1866-67 AD, who started the Deoband movement of Saharanpur?
    Answer: Muhammad Qasim Wanotawi and Rashid Ahmad Gangohi.
  45. Who led the revolt of 1857 in Allahabad?
    Answer: Liyakat Ali Khan
  46. Who started the Wahabi Movement?
    Answer: Saiyyed Ahmed Barelvi
  47. Where did the Radha Soami Satsang start?
    Answer: Agra in 1861 AD by Shivdayal Saha
  48. Who was the first non-Indian head of the Congress session?
    Answer: George Yule, Allahabad Congress Session (1888)
  49. In which Congress session, the liberals and the extremists came together and united?
    Answer: Lucknow Session (1916)
  50. In which Congress session did Sarojini Naidu become the first Indian woman to become the president of the annual meet?
    Answer: Kanpur Session (1925)
  51. Who presided over the annual session of the Meerut Session of Congress in the year 1946?
    Answer: J B Kriplani
  52. Who led the 1857 revolt in Lucknow?
    Answer: Begum Hasrat Mahal of Awadh
  53. Who founded the “Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental School’?
    Answer: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in 1875 AD
  54. Who were the founders of the Swaraj Party in the year 1923 AD?
    Answer: Motilal Nehru and Chittaranjan Das
  55. Who was the first Governor of the state of Uttar Pradesh after India attained independence from the British rule?
    Answer: Sarojini Naidu
  56. Name the birthplace of Lal Bahadur Shastri.
    Answer: Mughalsarai
  57. Which regional language of Uttar Pradesh is spoken by the least number of population in the state?
    Answer: Bagheli
  58. Which regional language of Uttar Pradesh is spoken by the maximum number of population in the state?
    Answer: Bhojpuri
  59. Which festival is organized in Uttar Pradesh to mark the unity between the Hindu-Muslim community?
    Answer: Sulahkul Festival of Agra
  60. Where is the festival of Lathmar Holi organized?
    Answer: Barsana and Nandgaon near Mathura
  61. Which temple is said to be the only temple of India which is dedicated solely to Radha?
    Answer: Radha Rani Temple in Barsana
  62. Who was the Guru of Tansen?
    Answer: Swami Haridasa
  63. Which Gharanas/Schools of classical dance form Kathak originated in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Lucknow Gharana and Benaras Gharana
  64. Dadjee ka Huranga a decorated festival of colour organized 2 days after holi is celebrated in?
    Answer: Baldeo, Uttar Pradesh
  65. Who established the Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow?
    Answer: Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande
  66. Which is the most popular folk dance of Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Nautanki
  67. Which fair is the country’s second-largest animal fair?
    Answer: Dadri Animal Fair in Ballia District
  68. Which folk dance is performed by boys and girls of farming background to appease the Lord Indra during monsoon?
    Answer: Shara Dance
  69. Ardh Kumbha Mela and Kumbha Mela are organized at an interval of how many years?
    Answer: 6 Years and 12 Years, respectively
  70. Mention the latitudinal and longitudinal extension of Uttar Pradesh/
    Latitudinally lies between 23 52’ to 30 24’ Northern Latitude
    Longitudinally lies between 77 05’ to 84 38’ East Longitude
  71. With which states does Uttar Pradesh share its longest and shortest border?
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh respectively
  72. Name the districts of Uttar Pradesh which falls on Indo-Nepal.
    Answer: Maharajganj, Sidharthanagar, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Balrampur, Shravasti
  73. Name the two districts of Uttar Pradesh which touches the boundary of Delhi.
    Answer: Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar
  74. Uttar Pradesh is divided into how many physiographical dimensions?
    Answer: Three, viz. Gangetic Plain, Bhabar-Terai Region, Plateau of South
  75. With how many states-UTs does Uttar Pradesh share its borders? Name those states.
    Answer: Nine States-UT, viz.
    Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Delhi
  76. Which river determines the boundary between the state of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Yamuna
  77. Which districts of Uttar Pradesh forms the boundary with Rajasthan?
    Answer: Agra and Mathura
  78. Which is the only district of Uttar Pradesh which touches the boundary of Chhatisgarh?
    Answer: Sonbhadra
  79. When was the Forest Corporation established in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: November 25, 1974
  80. When was the first forest policy and second forest policy declared in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: 1952 AD and 1998 AD, respectively
  81. Which district has the highest forest cover in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Sonbhadra
  82. Where was the first wildlife sanctuary established in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary in Chandauli (Year=1957)
  83. Where is the largest Bird Sanctuary of Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Lakh Bahashi Bird Sanctuary, Kannauj
  84. Which is the smallest wildlife sanctuary of Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary @ Lalitpur
  85. Which is the most widespread soil In Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Alluvial Soil
  86. Which is the longest river in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Ganga
  87. Ganga enters and leaves Uttar Pradesh from which districts?
    Answer: Bijnor and Ballia, respectively
  88. Name the two rivers which merge into the river Ganga at Allahabad?
    Answer: Yamuna and Tons
  89. What are the other names of the river Gandak?
    Answer: Shaligrami, Narayani
  90. As per the 2011 Census, what is the percentage of the total population of Uttar Pradesh to that of the total population of India?
    Answer: 16.51%
  91. As per the Census of 2011, what is the average population density of in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: 829 persons/ sq. km
  92. As per the Census of 2011 which state has the lowest percentage of Scheduled Tribe population?
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh
  93. Which is the most populous district of Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Prayagraj (Allahabad)
  94. From which Harappan site of Uttar Pradesh are the remnants of swords, chariot, and other warrior class objects are found?
    Answer: Sadikpur Sinauli
  95. Where is the first water clinic for elephant opened in Inda for the specialized hydrotherapy treatment of the elephants?
    Answer: Mathura
  96. Where is the Buddha Vihar Peace and Memorial Park situated in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Lucknow
  97. Where is the Night Safari Park situated in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: Greater Noida
  98. When was the Ram Katha & Art Gallery Museum established in Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer: 1988 in Ayodhya
  99. Which museum in Uttar Pradesh conserves and have compiled all kinds of materials related to Doctor B R Ambedkar?
    Answer: Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Library and Museum
  100. Which cities are included in ‘Golden Triangle’ of India Tourism?
    Answer: Agra, Delhi, Jaipur
  101. Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute is situated at?
    Answer: Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
  102. What rank does UP stand in the terms of the geographical area of India?
    Answer: UP Stands at 4th position after Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh covers 7.33% (240,928 sq km) land area of India.

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