Punjab GK Quiz Questions and Answers

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Check out our set of GK Quiz questions and answers on Punjab state. We have covered various prospectus of the state and it also include History, geography, culture, festivals, government and politics, economy, transport, demographics, education, sports, tourism and many others.


Question: Which bollywood personality has been honoured with the Living Legend Lifetime award by the Punjab Association?

Ans. Dilip Kumar

Question: Which district of Punjab is most populous?

Ans. Ludhiana

Question: The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has signed an agreement with which telecom company to roll out open mobile wallet Speedpay?


Question: Where is the Sikh Heritage Complex developed?

Ans. Anandpur Sahib

Question: Which city of Punjab was known as Ramdaspur?

Ans. Amritsar

Question: Who is the first lady Deputy commissioner of Punjab?

Ans. Ms. Vini Mahajan

Question: In which Anglo-Sikh War Lord Dalhousie annexed Punjab?

Ans. Second

Question: According to the 2011 census, what is the literacy rate in Punjab?

Ans. 75.8 %

Question: Which is the principal cause of soil damage in Punjab and Haryana?

Ans. Salinity and water-logging

Question: Where is the Sikh Heritage Complex Developed?

Ans. Anandpur Sahib

Question: Who is the author of the book “The Legacy of Militancy in Punjab: Long Road to Normalcy”?

Ans. Dona Suri

Question: Who is the first IPS lady of Punjab?

Ans. Ms. Kiran Bedi

Question: Who was the editor of the newspaper “Punjab Kesari”?

Ans. Lala Jagat Narayan

Question: Which is the first Punjabi film to won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi?

Ans. Chaudhari Karnail Singh

Question: “Cova Punjab” mobile app launched by the Punjab government is aimed to spread awareness on which disease?

Ans. Corona virus

Question: When the Punjab Cricket Team won the Ranji Trophy tournament final?

Ans. 1992–93

Question: Maharaja Ranjit Singh belonged to which misls of Punjab?

Ans. Sukerchakia Misl

Question: Who is the first person from Punjab to conferred with Padma Vibhushan award?

Ans. Harbaksh Singh

Question: Punjab was divided into how many Subas during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?

Ans. 4

Question: In 1956, Amrita Pritam won the Sahitya Akademi Award for?

Ans. Sunehe

Question: The Punjab Land Alienation Act was passed in which year?

Ans. 1900

Question: First Anglo-Sikh war was fought in the year?

Ans. 1845-46

Question: During the sixth century BCE the economic and political activity shifted from the North-West, Punjab, Haryana, and Western UP to which area?

Ans. Ganga Basin

Question: The Qissa of “Heer Ranjha” was written by?

Ans. Waris Shah

Question: Muhammad Ghori conquered Punjab and Lahore during which period?

Ans. 1179–1186 CE

Question: The Hola Mohalla festival is celebrated for how many days?

Ans. 3

Question: Which style of Kabaddi is known as “Punjabi Kabaddi”?

Ans. Circle style of kabaddi

Question: Which Sikh Guru had aided Kashmiri Hindus in avoiding conversion to Islam and was arrested and confronted by Aurangzeb?

Ans. Guru Tegh Bahadur

Question: In which state/UT, the headquarters of Punjab National Bank (PNB) are situated?

Ans. Delhi

Question: Which one is recognised the official mammal of Punjab?

Ans. Blackbuck

Question: Which is the biggest grain market of Punjab?

Ans. Khanna

Question: Total number of Rajya Sabha seats from Punjab is?

Ans. 7

Question: When was the Punjab and Papsu meged?

Ans. 1956

Question: Who is the longest serving Chief Minister of Punjab?

Ans. Parkash Singh Badal

Question: How many divisions of Punjab State?

Ans. 5

Question: Who is the first Governor of Punjab?

Ans. Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi

Question: Who was the first Chief Minister of Punjab?

Ans. Gopi Chand Bhargva

Question: The region between the Sutlej and Beas is called?

Ans. Doaba

Question: Which Indus Valley site is located in Montogomery (Punjab) in Pakistan?

Ans. Harappa

Question: The musical instrument played by Guru Nanak’s faithful attendant Mardana was?

Ans. Rabab

Question: Who among the following was the founder of Sikh empire in Punjab?

Ans. Ranjit Singh

Question: The Khalsa Panth was established in which year?

Ans. 1699

Question: Who returned the Knighthood conferred on him by the British Government as a token of protest against the atrocities in Punjab in 1919?

Ans. Rabindra Nath Tagore

Question: Which one is the smallest district of Punjab in terms of area?

Ans. Pathankot

Question: The birth anniversary of which Indian freedom fighter was celebrated on January 28, who was also called as ‘Punjab Kesari’?

Ans. Lala Lajpat Rai

Question: The Panjab University was first established in?

Ans. 1947

Question: When the annexation of Punjab took place by the British?

Ans. 1849

Question: The Akal Takht was built by?

Ans. Guru Hargobind

Question: Who was the Brigadier-General of Punjab who ordered troops of the British Indian Army to fire on unarmed Indian civilians in Jallianwala Bagh?

Ans. Reginald Dyer

Question: In which year, the Amritsar city was founded?

Ans. 1574

Question: The Punjab branch of the Qadiris was founded by which of the following saint?

Ans. Sayyid Muhammad Halabi Uchhi

Question: Who had established the Amritsar city?

Ans. Guru Ram Das

Question: RBI has approved which institution to takeover Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank?

Ans. Centrum Financial Services

Question: Le Corbusier who was the architect of the India’s first planned city Chandigarh, was from?

Ans. Franch

Question: Who is the Punjabi Poetess to get Gyanpith Award?

Ans. Ms. Amrita Pritam

Question: Which one is the largest district by area wise in Punjab?

Ans. Firozpur

Question: How many Border State of Punjab?

Ans. 4

Question: Which one is the largest city in Punjab in areawise?

Ans. Ludhiana

Question: Which state / union territory got birth with the Punjab Reorganization Act of 1966?

Ans. Haryana

Question: Who is the first Punjabi novelist to get Jananpith Award?

Ans. Sr. Gurdial Singh

Question: In which year Lord Dalhousie annexed Punjab?

Ans. 1849

Question: Who was the first Governor of Punjab?

Ans. Mr. Chandu Lal Trivedi

Question: Who was appointed as the chief commissioner of Punjab after its annexation?

Ans. Lord Lawrence

Question: The “Cotton Belt” of Punjab is located in which Physiographic region of Punjab?

Ans. Malwa

Question: Which Indian personality has been named as the state icon of Punjab by the Election Commission of India?

Ans. Sonu Sood

Question: The Kanjli Wetland is located in which district?

Ans. Kapurthala district

Question: What is the old name of Punjab?

Ans. Sapta Sindhu

Question: Who was the first Jathedar of the Akal Takht?

Ans. Bhai Gurdas

Question: Maharaja Ranjit Singh was born in the year?

Ans. 1780

Question: Who among the following became the first chief commissoner of Punjab?

Ans. Sir John Lawrence

Question: The Old Moti Bagh Palace was built by?

Ans. Narinder Singh

Question: During whose reign Qubacha (slave of Muizzudin) declared himself an independent ruler of Multan and seized Lahore and parts of the punjab?

Ans. Iltutmish

Question: The Punjab and Haryana High Court was established in the year?

Ans. 1919

Question: When was the treaty of Amritsar held on?

Ans. 1809

Question: Who is the first Chief Minister of Punjab after independence?

Ans. Gopi Chand Bhargava

Question: Who was the Ghaznavid ruler in Punjab when it was attacked by Mohammad Ghori?

Ans. Khusrau Malik

Question: Which Sikh Guru called himself the “Sachcha Badshah”?

Ans. Guru Hargobind

Question: Who was the first speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly?

Ans. Kapur Singh

Question: Which Sikh Guru ordered to wears the five Kakaars(Kachera, Kara, Kirpan, Kanga and Kesh)?

Ans. Guru Gobind Singh

Question: Which one is recognised as State Bird of Punjab?

Ans. Baaz

Question: In which year the Battle of the Hydaspes was fought between Alexander and King Porus?

Ans. 326 BC

Question: Who is known as the founder of the Sikh Empire?

Ans. Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Question: In which year Amrita Pritam’s novel ‘Pinjar’ was first published?

Ans. 1950

Question: Total number of Lok Sabha seats from Punjab is?

Ans. 13

Question: “Janamsakhis” are the biography of?

Ans. Guru Nanak

Question: Who is the first person from Punjab to received Padma Shri award?

Ans. Tarlok Singh

Question: Who is the first lady Chief Minister of Punjab?

Ans. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal

Question: In which year the current state of Punjab was created?

Ans. 1966

Question: Which city of the Punjab have largest population?

Ans. Ludhiana

Question: Total number of districts in Punjab is?

Ans. 22

Question: Who is the first winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award for Punjabi?

Ans. Bhai Vir Singh

Question: When was Punjabi University established at Patiala?

Ans. 1960

Question: What is the average literacy rate of Punjab according to 2011 census?

Ans. 75.84

Question: Total number of members in the Punjab Legislative Assembly is?

Ans. 117

Question: Which one of the following districts share its border with Pakistan?

Ans. Firozpur

Question: First Punjabi writer to received Jnanpith Award (Gyanpeeth Award)?

Ans. Amrita Pritam

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