West Bengal GK Questions and Answers

West Bengal is one of the eastern states in India. The state is known for its rich cultural heritage and literature. Students preparing for government job exams in the state should read as many West Bengal General Knowledge Questions as possible. Go through this post to find the most important West Bengal GK Questions and Answer often asked in exams.

West Bengal GK Questions and Answers 2023

GK questions on West Bengal are provided below:

Question: From the below, which state did not share its border with West Bengal?


Question: What is called the “lungs of Kolkata”?


Question: In India, Doctors’ Day is celebrated on the memory of Bidhan Chandra Roy on?

1st July

Question: Who was the first Mayor of Calcutta Municipal Corporation?

Chittaranjan Das

Question: Who is known as the Father of the Bengali renaissance?

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Question: Who founded the Fort William College?

Lord Wellesley

Question: In which year, the capital of India is shifted from Kolkata to Delhi?


Question: Who was throned the Tripuri Kingdom in 1464?

Ratna Manikya I

Question: The novel Parineeta was written by?

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Question: Upon Turks invasion in Bengal, Gaur was renamed as–?


Question: As of 2020, how many times West Bengal won the Santosh trophy tournaments?


Question: Who wrote Brahmagupta?


Question: Who is the first player from the Indian subcontinent to play overseas?

Mohammed Salim

Question: What was the capital of Deva Dynasty?


Question: Which King was unanimously elected to end the Matsyanyaya period in Bengal?


Question: Kanva kings were originally–?


Question: In which year, Jyoti Basu became the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the first time?


Question: Bengal’s oldest inscription is–?

Mahasthan Brahmi Inscription

Question: Who is known as the last independent Nawab of Bengal?

Siraj ud-Daulah

Question: Who wrote Brahmanasarvasva?

Halayudha Mishra

Question: Where the first factory was established by British East India Company?


Question: The unique, first-of-its-kind, floating market has come up in which city of West Bengal?


Question: Who had written the Meghnad Badh Kavya?

Michael Madhusudan Dutt

Question: How many districts are there in West Bengal?


Question: Which one is the first newspaper published in bengali language?

Samachar Darpan

Question: Which is the first newspaper of West Bengal?

Samachar Darpan

Question: Who was the author of the first Bengali novel “Durgeshnondini”?

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

Question: Who was the final Sultan of Bengal?

Daud Khan Karrani

Question: Who was the first Indian Librarian in National Library of India?

Harinath De

Question: According to Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis, how many castes were found in Bengal?


Question: The Indian Science Congress Association is started in the year?


Question: From which Lipi Anga Lipi and Bengali Lipi have been derived from?

Brahmic Lipi

Question: In which year Sundarbans National Park is designated as World Heritage Site?


Question: During which time of dynasty, the famous Dhakeshwari temple was built?

Sena Dynasty

Question: In which year Mihir Sen cross the English Channel?


Question: Who founded Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School at Kolkata in 1920?

Sarala Roy

Question: Who was the first Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court?

Sir Barnes Peacock

Question: Whose ascension began the Saka Era?

King Chashtana

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


Question: Who was the first king of Gahadavala dynasty?


Question: Who was the first speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly?

Saila Kumar Mukherjee

Question: Who ousted Hussain Shah Dynasty?

Sher Shah

Question: Which one is the second planned city of India after Chandigarh?


Question: In which year the Durgapur Steel Plant was established?


Question: Who was the first Bengali literature to win the Sahitya Akademi Award?

Jibanananda Das

Question: Total number of National Parks in West Bengal is?


Question: Who had written the “Sri Krishna Vijaya”?

Maladhar Basu

Question: For which novel, Satinath Bhaduri conferred with “Rabindra Puraskar” award?


Question: Jibanananda Das received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1955 for the poetry book?

Shreshtha Kavita

Question: In which year Mahashweta Devi conferred with Ramon Magsaysay Award?


Question: Name the organization formed by Surendranath Banerjee which merged with the Indian National Congress in 1886?

Indian Association

Question: The Visva-Bharati University was established by Rabindranath Tagore in the year?


Question: Who started the “Young Bengal” movement?

Vivian Derozio

Question: Who had founded the Swadesh Bandhab Samiti to promote the consumption of indigenous products?

Ashwini Kumar Dutta

Question: After conquering Kolkata city in 1756, Siraj-ud-daulla renamed the city as?


Question: In which year, Satyajit Ray was conferred with Legion of Honour?


Question: Which is the highest peak in West Bengal?


Question: The Calcutta High Court building’s was designed based on the Cloth Hall, in _______?


Question: Who was the first Police Commissioner of Kolkata?

  1. Wauchope

Question: Which one subdivision is not under Gorkhaland Territorial Administration?


Question: Who was the Nawab of Bengal at the time of Battle of Buxar?

Mir Qasim

Question: Who was the first Chief Minister of West Bengal?

Prafulla Chandra Ghosh

Question: Which viceroy of India, declared the Bengal Partition in 1905?

Lord Curzon

Question: The famous novel Devdas was written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay in the year?


Question: When Kolkata Police was formed?


Question: Total number of Districts in West Bengal is?


Question: Which one is the first Bengali novel?


Question: The first newspaper of India Hickey’s Bengal Gazette was published in Calcutta in?


Question: Which Governor General of India setup the National Library of India in Kolkata?

Lord Curzon

Question: Who was the captain of Indian football team when won the Gold Medal in the 1951 Asian Games?

Shailen Manna

Question: Total sanctioned judge strength in Calcutta High Court is?


Question: Which one is the is the second largest city in West Bengal?


Question: Who is known as the pioneer of the blank verse in Bengali literature?

Michael Madhusudan Dutt

Question: Total number of wildlife sanctuaries in West Bengal is?


Question: In which year Michael Madhusudan Dutt wrote the play Padmavati?


Question: Who founded the Pagal Panth?

Karam Shah

Question: Which Nawab was tried to raise a modern and discipline Army on European lines?

Mir Qasim

Question: The Fakir-Sannyasi rebellion in Bengal was started in the year?


Question: Which is recognised as state flower of West Bengal?

Night-flowering jasmine

Question: Total number of Women candidates elected in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election is?


Question: Sundarban is declared as “World Heritage Site” for?


Question: The Kharagpur Indian Institute of Technology was established in the year?


Question: The construction of Victoria Memorial was completed in the year?


Question: Which footballer is also known as the “Indian Maradona”?

Krishanu Dey

Question: In India, West Bengal is the largest producer of?


Question: The Kolkata Metro service was started from the year?


Question: Anandamath which was written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was published in the year?


Question: When the first electric tramcar was started in Kolkata?


Question: When the first ODI was held in Eden Gardens?


Question: Calcutta High Court was established in the year?


Question: Total number of Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal is?


Question: The Durgapur Steel Plant was established with the help of?


Question: Which Viceroy of India suggested the construction of Victoria Memorial in the memory of Queen Victoria?

Lord Curzon

Question: From which year the “Rabindra Puraskar” award was conferred to writers?


Question: Who is the first Bengali writer to received the Jnanpith Award?

Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay

Question: Who was offered Membership of the Royal Asiatic Society of Paris?

Michael Madhusudan Dutta

Question: Who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2017 in Bengali Language?

Afsar Ahmed

Question: The Fort William College was established in the year?


Question: Who was the first Governor of West Bengal after independence?

Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari

Question: Total number of Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal is?


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