Punjab GK MCQ

We have compiled some simple objective questions (mcq) related to Punjab GK. This information will be useful for anyone having an interest in Punjab. If you want to know about Punjab or you are someone having an interest in history, politics or current affairs of Punjab, then this page is for you. The questions presented here will help you to improve your general knowledge about Punjab. Do you think you have enough knowledge about general topics, let's go through this online quiz of questions about the state of Punjab.
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What is the literal meaning of the name Punjab?
A) Land of five rivers
B) Land of seven rivers
C) Area near Mount Abu
D) Kingdom of five Pandavs
Answer

Which city of Punjab is famous for manufacturing of sports goods?
A) Ludhiana
B) Patiala
C) Batala
D) Jalandhar
Answer

Who was the first chief minister of Punjab?
A) Dr. Gopi Chand Bhargava
B) S. Partap Singh Kairon
C) S. Lachhman Singh Gill
D) Shri Bhim Sen Sachar
Answer
Dr. Gopi Chand Bhargava was first chief minister of Punjab. To know answers to similar questions like first CM of New Punjab, first lady CM of Punjab, first Sikh Chief Minister of Punjab etc, check the following page:
First Chief Minister of Punjab.

Which of the following Punjabi folk dances is not a dance form for males?
A) Jhumar
B) Bhangra
C) Malwai Giddha
D) Sammi
Answer
Sammi is a traditional dance for females. Bhangra, Jhumar and Malwai Giddha is performed by males.

For the year 2020, who won the Sahitya Akademi Award for Punjabi language?
A) Gurdev Singh Rupana
B) Mohanjit
C) Dr. Jaswinder Singh
D) Kirpal Kazak
Answer
Gurdev Singh Rupana won the Sahitya Akademi Award for Punjabi language in the year 2020. It is the highest literary award in India and he got this award for his book of short stories Aam Khass (ਆਮ-ਖ਼ਾਸ).

What was the theme of Punjab's tableau in the Repulic Day Parade 2021 at New Delhi?
A) Jallianwal Bagh Massacre
B) Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
C) Sangat and Pangat
D) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Answer
In the Republic Day Parade 2021 at New Delhi, the theme of Punjab's tableau was the martyrdom of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur ji.
Guru ji took up the cause of Kashmiri pundits, who were facing religious persecution and conversions to Islam by mughal emperor Aurangzeb and was martyred in 1675 at Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
This year, we are celebrating 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur ji.

Which city is the capital of Punjab?
A) Ludhiana
B) Amritsar
C) Chandigarh
D) Patiala
Answer
Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab. This is famously known as City Beautiful. The city is also the capital of Haryana.

Which river separates the Malwa and Doaba regions?
A) Satluj
B) Ravi
C) Beas
D) Jhelum
Answer
Satluj river separates the Malwa and Doaba area of Punjab. The region towards south of this river is called Malwa and the region towards North of this river is called Doaba. For more details, check this page - Majha, Malwa and Doaba in Punjab.

Which country has the largest number of Punjabi speaking people?
A) Canada
B) India
C) Australia
D) Pakistan
Answer
If your answer is India, that is not correct. Pakistan has the highest number of Punjabi speaking people in the world. The total number of Punjabi speaking population in Pakistan is around 8 crore, whereas India has only around 3 crore people who speak Punjabi.

Which sikh general conquered Delhi and unfurled a Nishan Sahib at Red Fort?
A) Bhai Baghel Singh
B) Bhai Baaz Singh
C) Hari Singh Nalua
D) Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
Answer
In March 1783, sikh forces conquered Delhi and entered Red Fort under the leadership of Bhai Baghel Singh. Mughal emperor Shah Alam offered a treaty and agreed to his terms, which included the construction of gurudwars at sikh historical sites like Sis Ganj Sahib, Bangla Sahib, Rakab Ganj etc.

Which city was the capital of Punjab before India got independence?
A) Chandigarh
B) Amritsar
C) Lahore
D) Delhi
Answer
Before India got independence in 1947, Lahore was the capital of Punjab.

Who is the current chief minister of Punjab?
A) S. Parkash Singh Badal
B) S. Sukhbir Singh Badal
C) Capt. Amarinder Singh
D) Shri Bhim Sen Sachar
Answer
Capt. Amarinder Singh is the current Chief Minister of Punjab and it is his second term as CM of Punjab. Also check the list of CM of Punjab

Who became the chief minister of Punjab most number of times?
A) Partap Singh Kairon
B) Parkash Singh Badal
C) Shivraj V. Patil
D) Justice Gurnam Singh
Answer
S. Parkash Singh Badal has the honour of becoming chief minister of the state most number of times. He became chief minister of the state five times in the years 1970, 1977, 1997, 2007 and 2012.

Which of the following Punjabi folk dances is not a dance form for females?
A) Jaago
B) Jugni
C) Giddha
D) Kikli
Answer
Giddha, Kikli and Jaago are traditional dances for females. Jugni is a form of traditional Punjabi dance performed by males.

There is a railway link between New Delhi and Lahore (Pakistan). On this route, which is the last railway station on Indian side?
A) Amritsar
B) Wagha
C) Attari
D) Jalandhar Cantt
Answer
The last railway station on Indian side is Attari. The Samjhauta Express train runs on this route.

Which of the following crops is shown in the official seal of Punjab government?
A) Paddy
B) Sugarcane
C) Maize
D) Wheat
Answer
A stalk of Wheat is shown in the seal of Punjab govt. Agriculture plays an important role in the life of people of Punjab. To know more, check this page - Agriculture in Punjab - Facts and Figures

Which river divides the Malwa and Doaba regions of Punjab?
A) Satluj
B) Beas
C) Ravi
D) Chenab
Answer
The correct answer is Satluj. The area on the north of Satluj river is called Doaba and the area on the southern side of the river is called Malwa.

Which fruit is produced in highest quantity in Punjab?
A) Mango
B) Guava
C) Ber
D) Kinnow
Answer
Amongst the fruits produced in Punjab, Kinnow is produced in largest quantity. It is grown mainly in Fazilka, Firozpur and Muktsar districts. According to the total quantity produced, Guava and Mangoes are placed at 2nd and 3rd position respectively. For more such information, check the page Agriculture in Punjab.

Which of the following Indian freedom fighters killed a british officer in Britain?
A) Bhagat Singh
B) Chandra Shekhar Azad
C) Udham Singh
D) Ashfaqulla Khan
Answer
Udham Singh, a great Indian revolutionary, assassinated the former british officer Michael O'Dwyer in London. Michael O'Dwyer was the governor of Punjab and was responsible for Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

How many districts are there is Punjab?
A) 17
B) 23
C) 22
D) 27
Answer
There are total 23 districts in Punjab. The latest additions to the list of districts is Malerkotla, which was carved out of Sangrur district in 2021. Before this, two districts Pathankot and Fazilka were formed in 2011.



Which is the state tree of Punjab?
A) Neem
B) Banyan
C) Sheesham
D) Peepal
Answer
Sheesham (Tahli) is the state tree of Punjab. It is also known as Indian Rosewood.
The national tree of India is Banyan (ਬੋਹੜ - Bohr).

Waris Shah, famous Punjabi poet, is known for the poetic narration of which romantic story?
A) Sassi Punnu
B) Heer Ranjha
C) Sohni Mahiwal
D) Mirza Sahiban
Answer
Waris Shah is most known for writing 'Heer', a poetic narration of love story of Heer & Ranjha.

Which of the following city of Punjab has an international cricket stadium?
A) Ludhiana
B) Mohali
C) Patiala
D) Bathinda
Answer
There is an international cricket stadium located in Mohali (S.A.S. Nagar) city, which is one of the few such stadiums in the country. Popularly known as Mohali Stadium, its real name is I.S. Bindra Stadium and it is run by Punjab Cricket Association.

Empror Akbar was enthroned at which place?
A) Delhi
B) Amarkot
C) Kalanaur
D) Shahjahanabad
Akbar was enthroned in 1556 at Kalanaur town, which is located near Gurdaspur city in Punjab. The masonry platform, where he was crowned can be visited even today.

Which town of Punjab is known as 'Guru Ki Kashi'?
A) Amritsar
B) Talwandi Sabo
C) Kiratpur Sahib
D) Dera Baba Nanak
Answer
Talwandi Sabo, a town in Bathinda district, is known with the title 'Guru Ki Kashi'. Guru Gobind Singh ji compiled the full version of Adi Granth at this place and also involved in many literary activities during his stay at this place. Due to this, the city got its nickname Guru Ki Kashi. Kashi or Varanasi is a town famous for literature/education of hindu religion from the ancient times.

The relics of the Harappan civilization period were found from which place of Punjab?
A) Pathankot
B) Ludhiana
C) Morinda
D) Sanghol
Answer
A number of relics, belonging to the almost three thousand years old Harappan period were found from Sanghol (also called as Uchha Pind). A large number of coins, pillars, stone slabs etc. and remains of a Buddhist stupa are also found from this place. You can see these items at Archaeological Museum at Sanghol located on Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway at a distance of almost 60 Kms from Ludhiana and almost 40 Kms from Chandigarh.

After India got independence, PEPSU state was formed by merging some princely states of the Punjab region. How many princely states were part of PEPSU?
A) 7
B) 8
C) 13
D) 14
Answer
PEPSU state was formed by merging 8 princely states of the Punjab region. These states were - 1. Patiala, 2. Jind, 3. Nabha, 4. Faridkot, 5. Kapurthala, 6. Kalsian, 7. Malerkotla, 8. Nalagarh. Soon after independence, the rule of these states were taken over by India. In 1948, these eight states were merged to form a new state named PEPSU (Patiala and East Punjab States Union).

Who sat on the throne of Lahore Durbar after the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?
A) Lal Singh Dogra
B) Kharak Singh
C) Dalip Singh
D) Kashmira Singh
Answer
After the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in June 1839, his eldest son Kharak Singh sat on the throne of Lahore Durbar. He ruled the empire for less than 2 years and was murdered in November 1840.

What is the name of the memorial built by Punjab govt at Kartarpur?
A) Jang-e-Azadi Memorial
B) Virasat-e-Khalsa
C) Punjab State War Heroes Memorial
D) Vadda Ghallughara Memorial
Answer
Punjab govt has built Jang-e-Azadi memorial at Kartarpur town. The memorial highlights the contribution of Punjabi community in the struggle for India's independence.

Who was the first one to establish Sikh rule?
A) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
B) Guru Gobind Singh
C) Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
D) S. Hari Singh Nalua
Answer
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was the first Sikh ruler. He established Sikh rule in 1710 by winning the battle with mughal army at Chappar Chiri. In memory of that war, there is a memorial named Fateh Burj (Victory Tower) at Chappar Chiri, Mohali.

When did the first Anglo-Sikh war started?
A) December 1845
B) March 1849
C) September 1857
D) December 1839
Answer
The first Anglo-Sikh war was started in December 1845. The first battle between the Sikh army of Punjab and British forces was the Battle of Mudki which started on 18 December 1845.

Which of the following places is famous for arrival of migratory birds?
A) Harike Wetland
B) Sukhna Lake
C) Hoshiarpur
D) Pathankot
Answer
Harike Wetland, also known as Hari-ke-pattan, is the most famous place in north India for arrival of migratory birds. Spread over an area of 41 sq. km., this is a notified Bird Sanctuary and one of the largest wetlands in north India.

Jalandhar city is famous for which of the following industry?
A) Sports Goods Manufacturing
B) Cycle Parts Industry
C) Information Technology
D) Electronics
Answer
Jalandhar is famous for sports goods manufacturing industry in India. The sports items are supplied all through India and also exported to many other countries.

The shape of today's Punjab is similar to which of the following geometrical figures?
A) Rhombus
B) Rectangle
C) Circle
D) Triangle
Answer
On the map, the shape of Punjab looks like a Triangle. Pathankot district is at the top corner of the triangle. Fazilka district is at the left corner and Patiala district is near the right corner of the triangular shape. You may like this page about Geography of Punjab.

Which is the largest district of Punjab?
A) Amritsar
B) Ludhiana
C) Firozpur
D) Gurdaspur
Answer
Ludhiana is the largest district of Punjab, both by area and population. Do you know which is the smallest district of Punjab?

Who is the current governor of Punjab?
A) VP Singh Badnore
B) Parkash Singh Badal
C) Shivraj V. Patil
D) Kaptan Singh Solanki
Answer
The current governor of Punjab is VP Singh Badnore. He is a former MP and is a senior BJP leader from Rajasthan. He took charge in August 2016. Before him, Kaptan Singh Solanki was the governor of Punjab.

Which is the birth place of Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji?
A) Patna (Bihar)
B) Anandpur Sahib (Punjab)
C) Nanded (Maharashtra)
D) None of the above
Answer
Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji was born in 1666 at Patna (Bihar).

The insurance scheme of Punjab govt for the poor people is named after which person?
A) Guru Harkrishan ji
B) Mother Teresa
C) Bhagat Puran Singh
D) Master Tara Singh
Answer
Punjab govt has launched a health insurance scheme for poor people and it is named 'Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojana' after the name of Bhagat Puran Singh ji who dedicated his whole life to the selfless service of humanity and founded Pingalwara in 1947.

Who is the current deputy chief minister of Punjab?
A) Navjot Singh Sidhu
B) Brahm Mohindra
C) Rana K.P. Singh
D) None
Answer
The correct answer is None, there is no deputy CM in the state. There is no constitutional position of a Deputy CM in Punjab and it is choice of the Chief Minister to appoint his Deputy to assist him in the governanace.

Which of the following dams are built on Beas river?
A) Pong dam and Pandoh dam
B) Ranjit Sagar dam and Pong dam
C) Pandoh dam and Bhakra Nangal dam
D) Nathpa dam and Pong dam
Answer
Pong dam and Pandoh dam are built on the Beas river. Pong Dam, also called as Maharana Partap Sagar, is located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Pandoh dam is located in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh and it diverts the waters of Beas river to Sutlej river.

Fateh-Burj (Victory Tower), constructed in the memory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, is situated in which city?
A) Mohali
B) Amritsar
C) Anandpur Sahib
D) Patiala
Answer
Fateh-Burj is located in Chapar Chiri village in Mohali. This place is on the Kharar-Landran main road.

Which place is the confluence point of Sutlej and Beas rivers?
A) Kanjli wetland
B) Harike wetland
C) Ropar wetland
D) Sukhna lake
Answer
Harike wetland is the confluence point of Sutlej and Beas rivers. It is one of the largest wetlands of north India and is famous for arrival of migratory birds during winters.

President's rule in Punjab, which lasted for the longest duration was started in which year?
A) 1951
B) 1966
C) 1984
D) 1987
Answer
Punjab has seen President's rule for total eight times. President's rule, that was started in the year 1987 and lasted for almost 5 years till 1992, was the longest duration.

What is the percentage of agricultural (cultivated) land to the total land area of Punjab?
A) 43%
B) 67%
C) 23%
D) 82%
Answer
Punjab is one of the most fertile regions of India and almost 82% of the total land is used for agriculture. Rest of the land is urban area or forests etc.

Which of the following revolutionaries threw bombs at Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi?
A) Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev
B) Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt
C) Kishori Lal, Jai Gopal and Bhagat Singh
D) Chandra Shekhar Azad and Jai Gopal
Answer
Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt were involved in the bombing of Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. The bombs were thrown at the empty benches to ensure that there were no casualities. The purpose of the bombing was to protest against the introduction of new bills against the trade unionism and revolutionary activities.

Which is the state bird of Punjab?
A) Peacock
B) Black Francolin
C) Northern Goshawk
D) Western Tragopan
Answer
Northern Goshawk, also called Baaz in Punjabi and Hindi, is the state bird of Punjab. The national bird of India is Peacock.

What is the ratio of Hindu and Sikh population in total population of Punjab?
A) 38.49% and 57.69%
B) 72.34% and 24.39%
C) 46.49% and 50.18%
D) 26.74% and 70.12%
Answer
The correct answer is A. The ratio of Hindu and Sikh population is 38.49% and 57.69% respectively. For more details, check this page - Religion Wise Population of Punjab

Which characters of Ramayana are believed to be born at Ram Tirath (Amritsar)?
A) Luv and Kush
B) Lakshmana
C) Vishwamitra
D) Indrajit
Answer
Ram Tirath temple is the birthplace of Luv and Kush, the sons of Lord Rama. This place was the hermitage of Maharishi Valmiki. Sita, after being deserted by Ram, lived at this place and gave birth to Luv and Kush.

Who was the founder president of 'Ghadar Party'?
A) Sohan Singh Bhakna
B) Lala Har Dayal
C) Kartar Singh Sarabha
D) Kesar Singh
Answer
Sohan Singh Bhakna was the founder president of the Ghadar Party. Ghadar Party was founded by Punjabi Indians living in USA and Canada with the purpose of liberating India from the British rule through revolt or rebellion.

When was Kartar Singh Sarabha executed?
A) 1907
B) 1931
C) 1915
D) 1931
Answer
Kartar Singh Sarabha was executed on 16 November 1915 for his role in Ghadar Conspiracy. He was a key member of Ghadar Party, an organization formed by Indians living in USA and Canada to end the british rule through armed struggle.

Who is the Education Minister of Punjab?
A) Om Parkash Soni
B) Bhagat Chunni Lal
C) Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema
D) Aruna Chaudhary
Answer
Om Parkash Soni is the current education minister of Punjab. For a complete list, check this page - Cabinet Ministers of Punjab

Which city of India is known as Golden City?
A) Jodhpur
B) Varanasi
C) Udaipur
D) Amritsar
Answer
Amritsar is known as Golden City as Golden Temple, a popular shrine of Sikh religion, is located in the city. The main building is covered with original gold plating, that's why the shirne is known as Golden Temple and the city is called as golden city. Another city, Jaisalmer is also known as golden city. Do you know why? To know the answer and other popular nicknames, check our list of Nicknames of Indian Cities.

When was Shaheed Bhagat Singh born?
A) 23 March, 1907
B) 23 March, 1931
C) 31 July, 1904
D) 28 September, 1907
Answer
Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September 1907 at Banga village, tehsil Jaranwala in Lyallpur district of Punjab (now in Pakistan). His ancestral house, which is now converted into a museum, is at village Khatkar Kalan, near Banga town in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab. Note that Bhagat Singh was neither born or lived in that ancestral house.

What is the total number of police stations and police posts in Punjab?
A) 220
B) 395
C) 159
D) 560
Answer
The total number of police stations and police posts in Punjab is 569. There are 405 police stations and 164 police posts. The incharge of a police station is called S.H.O. (Station House Officer). Generally an Inspector rank officer is appointed SHO, but at some places it can be a policeman of higher or lower rank.

Kapurthala city is known on the industrial map of Punjab for which of the following manufacturing units?
A) Rail Coach Factory
B) Vardhman Textiles
C) Tata Advanced Systems Limited
D) Indian Ordnance Factory
Answer
Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala) is one of the biggest industrial units of Punjab. This is the largest coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways and it produces more than 1600 rail coaches annually. This is one of the 3 rail coach manufacturing units in India. Other two such units are located in Chennai and Raebareli.

Who is the first lady to become an IPS (Indian Police Services) officer?
A) Kiran Bedi
B) Kamaljeet Kaur
C) Durba Banerjee
D) Surekha Shankar Yadav
Answer
Kiran Bedi joined IPS in 1972 and became the first lady IPS officer. She was born and brought up in Amritsar city of Punjab.

President's rule in Punjab, which lasted for the longest duration was started in which year?
A) 1951
B) 1966
C) 1984
D) 1987
Answer
Punjab has seen President's rule for total eight times. President's rule, that was started in the year 1987 and lasted for almost 5 years till 1992, was the longest duration.

What is the percentage of agricultural (cultivated) land to the total land area of Punjab?
A) 43%
B) 67%
C) 23%
D) 82%
Answer
Punjab is one of the most fertile regions of India and almost 82% of the total land is used for agriculture. Rest of the land is urban area or forests etc.

Which of the following revolutionaries threw bombs at Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi?
A) Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev
B) Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt
C) Kishori Lal, Jai Gopal and Bhagat Singh
D) Chandra Shekhar Azad and Jai Gopal
Answer
Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt were involved in the bombing of Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. The bombs were thrown at the empty benches to ensure that there were no casualities. The purpose of the bombing was to protest against the introduction of new bills against the trade unionism and revolutionary activities.

Which is the state bird of Punjab?
A) Peacock
B) Black Francolin
C) Northern Goshawk
D) Western Tragopan
Answer
Northern Goshawk, also called Baaz in Punjabi and Hindi, is the state bird of Punjab. The national bird of India is Peacock.

What is the ratio of Hindu and Sikh population in total population of Punjab?
A) 38.49% and 57.69%
B) 72.34% and 24.39%
C) 46.49% and 50.18%
D) 26.74% and 70.12%
Answer
The correct answer is A. The ratio of Hindu and Sikh population is 38.49% and 57.69% respectively. For more details, check this page - Religion Wise Population of Punjab

Which characters of Ramayana are believed to be born at Ram Tirath (Amritsar)?
A) Luv and Kush
B) Lakshmana
C) Vishwamitra
D) Indrajit
Answer
Ram Tirath temple is the birthplace of Luv and Kush, the sons of Lord Rama. This place was the hermitage of Maharishi Valmiki. Sita, after being deserted by Ram, lived at this place and gave birth to Luv and Kush.

Who was the founder president of 'Ghadar Party'?
A) Sohan Singh Bhakna
B) Lala Har Dayal
C) Kartar Singh Sarabha
D) Kesar Singh
Answer
Sohan Singh Bhakna was the founder president of the Ghadar Party. Ghadar Party was founded by Punjabi Indians living in USA and Canada with the purpose of liberating India from the British rule through revolt or rebellion.

When was Kartar Singh Sarabha executed?
A) 1907
B) 1931
C) 1915
D) 1931
Answer
Kartar Singh Sarabha was executed on 16 November 1915 for his role in Ghadar Conspiracy. He was a key member of Ghadar Party, an organization formed by Indians living in USA and Canada to end the british rule through armed struggle.

Who is the Education Minister of Punjab?
A) Om Parkash Soni
B) Bhagat Chunni Lal
C) Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema
D) Aruna Chaudhary
Answer
Om Parkash Soni is the current education minister of Punjab. For a complete list, check this page - Cabinet Ministers of Punjab

Which city of India is known as Golden City?
A) Jodhpur
B) Varanasi
C) Udaipur
D) Amritsar
Answer
Amritsar is known as Golden City as Golden Temple, a popular shrine of Sikh religion, is located in the city. The main building is covered with original gold plating, that's why the shirne is known as Golden Temple and the city is called as golden city. Another city, Jaisalmer is also known as golden city. Do you know why? To know the answer and other popular nicknames, check our list of Nicknames of Indian Cities.

When was Shaheed Bhagat Singh born?
A) 23 March, 1907
B) 23 March, 1931
C) 31 July, 1904
D) 28 September, 1907
Answer
Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September 1907 at Banga village, tehsil Jaranwala in Lyallpur district of Punjab (now in Pakistan). His ancestral house, which is now converted into a museum, is at village Khatkar Kalan, near Banga town in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab. Note that Bhagat Singh was neither born or lived in that ancestral house.

What is the total number of police stations and police posts in Punjab?
A) 220
B) 395
C) 159
D) 560
Answer
The total number of police stations and police posts in Punjab is 569. There are 405 police stations and 164 police posts. The incharge of a police station is called S.H.O. (Station House Officer). Generally an Inspector rank officer is appointed SHO, but at some places it can be a policeman of higher or lower rank.

Kapurthala city is known on the industrial map of Punjab for which of the following manufacturing units?
A) Rail Coach Factory
B) Vardhman Textiles
C) Tata Advanced Systems Limited
D) Indian Ordnance Factory
Answer
Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala) is one of the biggest industrial units of Punjab. This is the largest coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways and it produces more than 1600 rail coaches annually. This is one of the 3 rail coach manufacturing units in India. Other two such units are located in Chennai and Raebareli.

Who is the first lady to become an IPS (Indian Police Services) officer?
A) Kiran Bedi
B) Kamaljeet Kaur
C) Durba Banerjee
D) Surekha Shankar Yadav
Answer
Kiran Bedi joined IPS in 1972 and became the first lady IPS officer. She was born and brought up in Amritsar city of Punjab.

According to the 2011 census, how much is the total population of Punjab?
A) 5.10 crore
B) 3.45 crore
C) 8.73 crore
D) 2.77 crore
Answer
According to the 2011 census, total population of Punjab is 2.77 crore.

The famous Punjabi novel "Pavitar Paapi" was written by which of the following novelist?
A) Jaswant Singh Kanwal
B) Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari
C) Gulzar Singh Sandhu
D) Nanak Singh
Answer
Nanak Singh, the most famous Punjabi novelist, was the writer of Pavitar Paapi. In 1970, a film Pavitra Paapi was made based upon this novel.

Kanjli wetland is situlated on which river?
A) Sutlej
B) Kali Bein
C) Patiala Ki Rao
D) Ghaggar
Answer
Kanjli wetland is situated on the Kali Bein river, a tributary of Beas river. It is a man made wetland and is situated at a distance of around 4 KM from Kapurthala city. It is one of the three wetlands of Punjab which are recognized internationally and are included in the List of Wetlands of International Importance.

Which place is the confluence point of Sutlej and Beas rivers?
A) Kanjli wetland
B) Harike wetland
C) Ropar wetland
D) Sukhna lake
Answer
Harike wetland (Hari-ke-pattan) is the confluence point of Sutlej and Beas rivers. It is one of the largest wetlands of north India and is famous for arrival of migratory birds during winters.

Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab is also capital of one more state. Can you name that state?
A) Jammu and Kashmir
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Rajasthan
D) Haryana
Answer
The correct answer is (D) Haryana. Chandigarh is a union territory and is captial of both Punjab and Haryana.

According to the 2011 census, which district of Punjab has the highest literacy rate?
A) Firozpur
B) Gurdaspur
C) Hoshiarpur
D) Bathinda
Answer
According to the 2011 census, Hoshiarpur district has the highest literacy rate of 84.6 percent. Check this page for details like district with lowest literacy rate, female literacy rate in Punjab and more - Literacy Rate In Punjab

Which city of Punjab was known as "Virat Ki Nagri"?
A) Pathankot
B) Dasua
C) Jalandhar
D) Sanghol
Answer
Dasua town in district Hoshiarpur is called as "Virat Ki Nagri". In Mahabharta, this area was the kingdom of king Virata.

According to area, Punjab is at which rank amongst the 29 states of India?
A) 11th
B) 14th
C) 16th
D) 20th
Answer
Total area of Punjab is 50362 square kilometers, which is around 1.5% of India's total area. On the basis of area, Punjab is at 20th rank among all the states of India. Rajasthan is the largest state by area.

Which of the following dams are built on Sutlej river?
A) Bhakra Dam and Pong Dam
B) Ranjit Sagar Dam and Bhakra Dam
C) Pandoh Dam and Pong Dam
D) Nathpa Jhakri Dam and Bhakra Dam
Answer
Nathpa Jhakri Dam and Bhakra Dam are built on the waters of Sutlej river. Both these dams are located in Himachal Pradesh.

Who arranged the Komagata Maru ship for voyage to Canada?
A) Gurdit Singh Sandhu
B) Sohan Singh Bhakna
C) Gurdit Singh Jawanda
D) Lala Har Dyal
Answer
Gurdit Singh Sandhu (also known as Baba Gurdit Singh Komagata Maru) chartered the ship Komagata Maru. The ship began its voyage from Hong Kong to Vancouver (Canada) with 376 passengers on board in April 1914. The ship was hired to challenge the Canadian immigration laws and to open the doors of Canada for Indian immigrants.

Which is the state animal of Punjab?
A) Blackbuck
B) Lion
C) Cow
D) Horse
Answer
Blackbuck (Kala Hiran) is the state animal of Punjab. These animals are found mainly in the Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ram Tirath temple located near Amritsar city is dedicated to which lord/saint?
A) Lord Ram
B) Shri Krishan
C) Bhagat Kabir
D) Maharishi Valmiki
Answer
This temple is dedicated to Maharishi Valmiki. There is an ancient hermitage at this place and it is believed that Maharishi Valmiki lived at this place.

How many districts of Punjab are located along internationl border with Pakistan?
A) 4
B) 5
C) 6
D) 7
Answer
There are six border districts in Punjab which share the boundry with Pakistan. These districts are Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Firozpur and Fazilka.

What is the total number of MP seats in Punjab?
A) 117
B) 7
C) 13
D) 20
Answer
The total number of MP seats in Punjab is twenty. Most of readers will answer 13, which is incorrect.

In the independent India, when was the first elections of Punjab Assembly held?
A) 1947
B) 1948
C) 1950
D) 1952
Answer
After the independence of India, the first elections of Punjab Vidhan Sabha were held in year 1952.

Who was the first woman Punjabi writer to get Sahitya Akademi Award?
A) Prabhjot Kaur
B) Amrita Pritam
C) Dalip Kaur Tiwana
D) Ajit Cour
Answer
Amrita Pritam was the first woman writer to get Sahitya Akademi Award for Punjabi language. This is the highest literary award in India. She got this award in year 1956 for her book Sunehre.

The maximum trains stop at which railway station of the state?
A) Amritsar
B) Jalandhar Cantt
C) Bathinda
D) Ludhiana
Answer
The maximum number of trains stop at Ludhiana railway station. There are almost 250 daily trains which halt, originate or terminate at this station.

Who was the first Rajpramukh of PEPSU state?
A) 1948
B) 1950
C) 1956
D) 1966
Answer
Maharaja of Patiala, Yadavindra Singh was made the first Rajpramukh of PEPSU state. This post was equivalent to the post of Governor in today's terms.

How long is the Indo-Pak border running through Punjab?
A) 553
B) 361
C) 297
D) 482
Answer
The total length of Indo-Pak border in the state of Punjab is 553 KM. There are two road crossings in Punjab on this border, at Attari (or Wagah) near Amritsar and at Hussainiwala near Firozpur.

What is the contribution of agriculture sector in the GDP of Punjab?
A) 31%
B) 37%
C) 21%
D) 17%
Answer
The contribution of agriculture in the GDP of Punjab is 17% (approximate figure according to 2016-17). The contribution of agriculture and allied industries, which includes livestock, fishing, forestry & logging, is around 29%.

The only stock exchange of Punjab is located in which city?
A) Chandigarh
B) Ludhiana
C) Amritsar
D) Hoshiarpur
Answer
There is a stock exchange in Ludhiana, called as Ludhiana Stock Exchange. Everyday, commodity trading worth crores is done through this stock exchange.

When was the Punjab Agricultural University established?
A) 1947
B) 1966
C) 1962
D) 1970
Answer
Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 and it is located in Ludhiana city.

National Martyrs Memorial is situated at which place of Punjab?
A) Hussainiwala
B) Wagah
C) Amritsar
D) Attari
Answer
National Martyrs Memorial is situated at Hussainiwala village, near Firozpur city. It marks the place where three great Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were cremated. After partition, the cremation spot of martyrs went to Pakistan and India got this land in 1961 through exchange of some other land with Pakistan.

Shaheed Sukhdev, a prominent freedom fighter, was born in which city?
A) Jalandhar
B) Lahore
C) Ludhiana
D) Ropar
Answer
Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar was born in Ludhiana city and his house is still located in the old city area. He was a close accomplice of Bhagat Singh and was hanged to death on 23 March, 1931 along with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru for his involvment in Lahore Conspiracy Case.

Which of the following is awarded Padma Vibhushan?
A) Bhai Veer Singh
B) S. Partap Singh Kairon
C) S. Parkash Singh Badal
D) Satish Chander Dhawan
Answer
S. Parkash Singh Badal is awarded Padma Vibhushan in year 2015. He was presented this award on 30 March, 2015 by the President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee. The citation presented to Badal termed him the "grand patriarch on the Indian political scene." It is the second highest civilan award in India. The highest civilian award in India is "Bharat Ratna".


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