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Bihar General Knowledge

Here's a concise guide to some essential aspects of Bihar General Knowledge:


  • Location: Eastern India, bordered by Nepal to the north.
  • Major Rivers: Ganga, Kosi, Gandak, and Son.
  • Capital: Patna.


  • Ancient: Center of powerful kingdoms like Magadha; birthplace of Buddhism and Jainism.
  • Medieval: Significant during the Mughal period.
  • Modern: Key role in the Indian independence movement.


  • Language: Hindi (official), Maithili, Magahi, Bhojpuri.
  • Festivals: Chhath Puja, Sonepur Mela.
  • Cuisine: Litti Chokha, Sattu.


  • Agriculture: Predominantly agrarian with major crops like rice, wheat, and maize.
  • Industries: Sugar, silk, dairy.


  • Institutions: Nalanda University (ancient), Patna University.

Current Affairs

  • Politics: Known for dynamic political history and leaders.

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Bihar General Knowledge

Which was the first Hindi newspaper published in Bihar

A Aryavarta
B Bihar bandhu
C Bharat Ratna
D Kshatriya Hitaishi

Hindi was introduced in the law courts in Bihar in the year

A 1880
B 1882
C 1884
D 1887

Patna University is the _____ oldest university in Indian subcontinent

A 4th
B 5th
C 6th
D 7th

Patna Film Festival was first started in the year

A 2005
B 2006
C 2007
D 2008

In which District, the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located

A Begusarai
B Bhagalpur
C Darbhanga
D Gopalganj

or which one of his work, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar had been awarded with the Sahitya Akademi Award

A Venu Van
B Meri Yatrayen
C Bhaarat ki Saanskritik Kahaani
D Sanskriti ke Chaar Adhyaay

n which year, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar had been awarded with the Sahitya Akademi Award

A 1959
B 1961
C 1963
D 1964

Which Magadh King was also known by the name Seniya

A Ashok
B Shishunaga
C Ajatashatru
D Bimbisara

Which one was the capital of Bimbisara

A Girivraja
B Pataliputra
C Vaishali
D Rajgir

What was the traditional water conservation irrigation system used in South Bihar

A Ahar-Pyne
B Lohar-Pane
C Lodhi-Pyne
D Ahar-Pune

Who was the Chair Person in the All India Socialist Conference held at Patna 1934

A M.N. Roy
B Acharya Narendra Deva
C Sampurnanand
D Sri Prakasa

Who was the President of Gaya Session of the Indian National Congress held in 1922

A Chittaranjan Das
B S. N. Banerjee
C Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D Hakim Ajmal Khan

What is the approximate percent of geographical area convered under forest in Bihar

A 5 %
B 7 %
C 11 %
D 13 %

How much square metres forest area is there in Bihar

A 2819 square metres
B 3612 square metres
C 2461 square metres
D 2612 square metres

Which of the following town is located in easternmost part of Bihar

A Bhagalpur
B Patna
C Katihar
D Purnia

Which of the following lakes is situated in Bihar

A Anupam Lake
B Sambar Lake
C Sukhna Lake
D Kama Lake

For many days the chhath festival is celebrated

A 2 days
B 3 days
C 4 days
D 5 days

The chhath festival is celebrated on the month of

A Chaitra
B Bhaadra
C Pausha
D Kartika

Who was the leader of revolutionaries in Bihar during the Revolt of 1857

A Namdar Khan
B Babu Kunwar Singh
C Birsa Munda
D Shankar Shah

Total number of highways within Bihar is

A 22
B 29
C 32
D 34

Which of the following is a silk textile producing center in Bihar

A Hajipur
B Bajari
C Bhagalpur
D Bodh Gaya

Who was the first Muslim conqueror of Bihar

A Malik Ibrahim
B Iltumish
C Bakhtiyar Khalji
D Ali Mardan Khalji

Which day is celebrated as the Bihar Diwas

A 3rd February
B 22nd March
C 16th June
D 23rd September

In which year, Bihar was carved out from the state of Bengal Presidency

A 1912
B 1921
C 1935
D 1948

How many republics are included under Mahajanapadas

A 8
B 10
C 12
D 16

King Ajatashatru belongs to which dynasty

A Shishunaga dynasty
B Nanda dynasty
C Maurya dynasty
D Haryanka dynast

Mahavir, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara of Jainism was born in

A Nalanda
B Vaishali
C Lumbini
D Pataliputra

Total number of districts in Bihar

A 32
B 48
C 40
D 38

Who is the first Chief Minister of Bihar

A Krishna Singh
B Deep Narayan Singh
C K. B. Sahay
D Mahamaya Prasad Sinha

Which one is recognized as the Bihar State flower

A Rose
B Jasmine
C Marigold
D Tulip

Total number of Parliamentary constituency in Bihar

A 28
B 31
C 37
D 40

In which year, the Nalanda University was re-established

A 2003
B 2007
C 2012
D 2014

Which one is the largest district in Bihar by area wise

A West Champaran
B Rohtas
C Aurangabad
D Samastipur

Besides Hindi and Urdu, which one is the other official language of Bihar

A Bhojpuri
B Maithili
C Magadhi
D Sanskrit

The Barabar Caves are located in which district

A Jehanabad Districts
B Buxar Districts
C Aurangabad Districts
D Gaya Districts

The city Vaishali was the capital of

A Koliyas
B Shakya
C Licchhavis
D Kuru

When the Patna University was established

A 1908
B 1917
C 1925
D 1935

In which year, Jayaprakash Narayan has been awarded with the Bharat Ratna award

A 1988
B 1991
C 1995
D 1999

The Chatth Puja is celebrated in the month of

A March and November
B January and October
C January and August
D November and July

n which year, farmers in Champaran had revolted against the British for the conditions of indigo cultivation

A 1914
B 1923
C 1935
D 1947

Which one is recognised as state animal of Bihar

A Cow
B Tiger
C Lion
D Ox

The Mahabodhi Temple is located in

A Patna
B Bodh Gaya
C Muzaffarpur
D Bhagalpur

Which one was the first Hindi newspaper published from Bihar

A Magadhi
B Aryavarta
C Biharbandhu
D Prabhat Khabar

Which king is known as the founder of the Patna (Pataliputra) city

A Dhana Nanda
B Chandragupta Maurya
C Ashoka
D Ajatasatru

The Battle of Buxar was fought in the year

A 1764
B 1772
C 1780
D 1785

In which year Bihar is separated from Bengal Province

A 1903
B 1912
C 1915
D 1935

Which one is the first Thermal power plants in Bihar

A Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station
B Kanti Thermal Power Station
C Barauni Thermal Power Station
D Barh Super Thermal Power Station

Dalmianagar of Bihar is famous for

A Silk
B Cement
C Leather
D Jute

Who formed All India Kisan Sabha in 1936

A Mahatma Gandhi
B Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C Anugrah Narayan Sinha
D Sahajanand Saraswati

Kunwar Singh died in the year

A 1855
B 1857
C 1858
D 1862

Which city is also known as the Medical City of Bihar

A Gaya
B Patna
C Bhagalpur
D Darbhanga

What is the total length of National Highways in Bihar

A 3712 kms
B 4216 kms
C 4595 kms
D 4755 kms

The Mahatma Gandhi Setu was inaugurated in

A 1982
B 1985
C 1986
D 1988

The Mahatma Gandhi Setu connects the Patna city with which city

A Hajipur
B Digha
C Dinapore
D Sonpur

Who was the first Governor of Bihar after indepandance

A Jairamdas Daulatram
B R. R. Diwakar
C Zakir Hussain
D Madhav Shrihari Aney

Who was the first vice chancellor of Patna University

A S. Sultan Ahmad
B V. H. Jackson
C J. G. Jennings
D Stewart Macpherson

Who is also known as the Bihar Vibhuti

A Rajendra Prasad
B Krishna Singh
C Anugrah Narayan Sinha
D Vidyapati

Who is also known as the Bihar Kesari

A Rajendra Prasad
B Krishna Singh
C Binodanand Jha
D Vidyapati

Where is the High Court of Bihar?

A Patna
B Saran
C Koshi
D Magadha

What is the official language of Bihar?

A Hindi and Urdu
B Sanskrit and Urdu
C Hindi and Sanskrit
D none of these

Which is the state tree of Bihar?

A Bell
B Peepal
C Mango
D Neem

Which is the state bird of Bihar?

A Swan
B hen
C Cuckoo
D Sparrow

What is the division of Bihar?

A 7
B 8
C 9
D 11

Which is the least populated district in Bihar?

A Munger
B Sheikhpura
C Sitamarhi
D Khagaria

Which is the district with the lowest sex ratio in Bihar?

A Munger
B Saharsa
C Aurangabad
D Madhepura

Which is the district with the highest sex ratio in Bihar?

A Samastipur
B Sheohar
C Gopalganj
D Patna

Which is the most literate district in Bihar?

A Rohtas
B Nawada
C Patna
D Darbhanga

Which is the lowest literacy district in Bihar?

A Gaya
B Purnia
C Samastipur
D Khagaria

Which is the district with the maximum rainfall in Bihar?

A Kishanganj
B Muzaffarpur
C Saharsa
D Madhubani

The least rainfall district in Bihar is?

A Araria
B Aurangabad
C Bhojpur
D Buxar

Which is the coldest district in Bihar?

A Kishanganj
B Kaimur
C Gaya
D Muzaffarpur

Which is the largest city in Bihar?

A Bhagalpur
B Darbhanga
C Madhubani
D Patna

Basically the word Bihar means?

A Buddhist monastery
B Land of Angels
C Region of greenery
D Arya Pradesh

Salt Satyagraha started in Bihar?

A 6 February 1921
B 6 February 1929
C 15 April 1930
D 7 April 1934

When was the demand for the formation of Bihar as a separate province was presented? 

A 1896 AD
B 1906 AD
C 1911 AD
D 1936 AD

Bihar was formed as a province of the Mughal Empire?

A 1504 AD
B 1540 AD
C 1580 AD
D 1600 AD

How many members are there in the Bihar Legislative Assembly at present?

A 240
B 243
C 245
D 246

How many seats are there in Rajya Sabha in Bihar?

A 12
B 14
C 15
D 16

Which river is considered the lifeline of Bihar?

A Yamuna
B Ganges
C Brahmaputra
D Narmada

What is the famous folk dance of Bihar, known for its energetic masked performances?

A Bhangra
B Kathakali
C Chhau
D Odissi

Which historical site in Bihar is associated with the Buddha attaining enlightenment?

A Sarnath
B Bodh Gaya
C Kushinagar
D Rajgir

What is the largest freshwater lake in Bihar?

A Chilka Lake
B Kolleru Lake
C Point Calimere
D Kanwar Lake

Which mountain range forms the northern border of Bihar?

A Aravalli Range
B Eastern Ghats
C Himalayas
D Vindhya Range

The Council of Ministers in a State is collectively responsible to

A The Legislative Assembly
B The Chief Minister
C The Governor
D More than one or above
E None of the above.

At what level does a Panchayat Samiti operate a Panchayati Raj Structure?

A Block Level Body
B District Level
C Gram Panchayat Level
D More than one or above.
E None of the above.

The maximum number of Tax industries is in which district?

A Kishanganj
B Darbhanga
C Purnia
D More than one or above
E None of the above

Which committee suggested the enactment of the Competition Act, 2022?

A Vijay Kelkar Committee
B Rangarajan Committee
C S.V.S Raghavan Committee
D More than one or above
E None of the above

Which organization carries out the survey to determine the poverty line?

C Niti Ayog
D More than one or above
E None of the above.

Who was the founder of All India Harijan Sangh in 1932?

A Dr B.R Ambedkar
B Jagivan Ram
C Mahatma Gandhi
D More than one or above
E None of the above

Who established Swaraj Dal in Bihar?

A Bankim Chandra Mitra
B Shri Krishna Singh
C Ramlal Shah
D More than one or above
E None of the above

Who is the oldest church in Bihar?

A Padri Ki Haveli
B Lukes Church
C Stephens Church
D More than one or above
E None of the above

What type of banks is proposed to be established for agriculture and rural development in Bihar?

A Krishi Vigyan Banks
B Krishi Yantra Banks
C Krishi Vikas Banks
D Krishi Utthaan Banks
E None of the above/More than one of the above

The “split system” in the Indian administration related to:

A Audit/Accounts
B Union/States
C Policy/Implementation
D All India Services/Central Services
E None of the above/More than one of the above

Which of the following is concerned with the Supreme Court of India?

A Collegium System
B Appellate Jurisdiction
C Original Jurisdiction
D More than one or above
E None of the above

The Vikramshila University was established by?

A Gopala
B Dharmpala
C Devapala
D More than one or above.
E None of the above.

Who was the real founder of Turk rule in Bihar?

A Ibn Bhaktiyar Khilji
B Ibrahim
C Dariyan Khan Noohani
D Malik Husamuddin
E None of the above/More than one of the above

Where was the first Buddhist Council convened?

A Rajagriha
B Amaravati
C Kanaganhalli
D Pataliputra
E None of the above/More than one of the above

In which year did the Chauri Revolt of Bihar take place?

A 1842
B 1798
C 1784
D 1832
E None of the above/More than one of the above

The tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born in Patna in the year ______

A 1666
B 1667
C 1668
D 1669

The Patna Museum was inaugrated in the year

A 1912
B 1917
C 1925
D 1928

Bihar’s only National Park, “Valmiki National Park” is located in which district

A Katihar
B Begusarai
C Bhagalpur
D West Champaran

Which company established its factory in 1632 at Patna, Bihar

A British East Indian Company
B Dutch East Indian Company
C French East Indian Company
D Portuguese East Indian Company

Who drew Gandhiji’s attention to the plight of indigo peasants in Champaran

A Rajendra Prasad
B Anugrah Narayan Sinha
C Acharya Kripalani
D Raj Kumar Shukla
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