Repeated PSC Questions on Rivers of India

Rivers of India - PSC Questions
This post is a compilation of frequently asked PSC questions on the Indian Geography topic, 'Rivers of India,' from past years. 

Previous Year Repeated PSC Questions on Rivers of India

Himalayan Rivers

  • താഴെ പറയുന്നവയിൽ ഹിമാലയൻ നദികളെക്കുറിച്ചുള്ള തെറ്റായ പ്രസ്താവന കണ്ടെത്തുക (Forest Boat Driver, 2023)
    • i) ഹിമാലയൻ നദികൾ വഴി രൂപം കൊണ്ട ഏറ്റവും വലിയ ഡെൽറ്റായാണ് സുന്ദർബൻ ഡെൽറ്റ.
    • ii) ഹിമാലയൻ നദികൾ 'U' ആകൃതിയിലുള്ള താഴ്വരകൾ ഉണ്ടാക്കുന്നു.
    • iii) ഹിമാലയൻ നദികൾ ഡെക്കാൻ പീഠഭൂമിക്കു ജലസേചനം നൽകുന്നു.
      • (A) i, iii     (B) i, ii, iii     (C) ii, iii      (D) i, ii    


  • The important physical divisions of India formed by the rivers are – The Great Indian Plain. (Schedule Caste Development Officer Grade I, 2014)
  • The longest river in India – Ganga. (Confidential Assistant Grade-II (Company, Corporation, Board), 2016; Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery, 2018)
    • Which is the longest river in India? Ganga. (Electrician, Kerala Ceramics, 2015)
  • The largest river in IndiaGanga. (Ophthalmic Assistant Grade-II – SR FOR SC/ST, 2018)
  • The river Bhagirathi and Alakananda joint together at Devaprayag. (LD Typist/Clerk Typist/Typist Clerk, 2016)
    • At which place Alakananda and Bhagirathi meet and take the name Ganga? Devaprayag. (Civil Police Officer/Women Police Constable, 2018)
  • Which one of the following is once known as ’Prayag’? (Junior Clerk, Co-operative banks, Services Exam Board, 2014)
      • (A) Hyderabad (B) Chennai (C) Lucknow (D) Allahabad
  • Mahatma Gandhi Sethu is built across the river Ganga. (Confidential Assistant – Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board, 2018)
  • The biggest Tributary of river Ganga – Yamuna. (Computer Assistant, 2016)    
  • River Kosi is a tributary of – Ganga. (Treatment Organiser Gr II, 2015)
  • Which river is known as the 'Sorrow of Bihar'? Kosi. (Cine Assistant (Unit Boy) (NCA) KFDC LTD 2014; Caretaker (Male) Social Justice, 2018)
  • Which of the following is not tributaries of river Ganga? (Accounts Manager – Apex Co-Operative Societies, 2013)
      • (A) Chambal (B) Yamuna (C) Son (D) Sutlej
  • On the banks of which river the famous city of Kolkata situated?Hooghly. (Technical Assistant X-ray, Govt. Ayurveda College, 2016)
  • The first underwater rail tunnel in India is constructed under which river? Hooghly. (Company/Corporation Assistant & Assistant Information Officer, 2018)
  • Where are the coal reservoirs of India largely concentrated? Damodar Valley. (Assistant Grade-II - Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd, 2016)
  • The Gandhi Sagar Dam is constructed over which of the following river? (Assistant Professor in Pathology, 2018)
      • (A) Ganga (B) Chambal (C) Kaveri (D) Hoogli
  • അറബിക്കടൽ നദീവ്യൂഹത്തിൽ ഉൾപ്പെടാത്ത നദി – ഗംഗ. (10th Level Prelims, 25.2.2021)
  • Read the following sentences about the River Ganges. (Junior Typist Clerk, 2023)
    • (i) The total length is about 2500km.
    • (ii) It is also known as Padma in Bangladesh.
    • (iii) IIt is originated from the Himalaya Mountains at Gomukh, the terminus of the Gangothri Glacier.
      • Select the true answer from the codes given below
      • (A) only (i and ii)          (B) only (ii and iii)
      • (C) only (i and iii) (D) All of the above
  • Archaeological evidences hint at the beginning of early historic period in the Ganga valley by around – 600 BC. (Excavation Assistant (SR for SC/ST), 2023) 


                  • സിന്ധുവിന്റെ ഏറ്റവും വലിയ പോഷക നദി – ചിനാബ്. (10th Level Prelims, 06/03/2021)
                  • സിന്ധു നദി പാക്കിസ്ഥാനിലേക്ക് പ്രവേശിക്കുന്ന ഭാഗം – ചില്ലാർ. (10th Level Prelims, 25.2.2021)
                  • Which of the following rivers was part of the ancient “Saptasindu”? (Dental Hygienist Grade II, Medical Education, 2016)
                    • (A) Yamuna (B) Ganga (C) Sutlej (D) Godavari
                  • The tributary of lost river Saraswati – Sutlej. (University Assistant, 2019)
                  • Among the following which river is not a tributary of Indus? (Junior Instructor – Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant (English) Dept. Industrial Training, 2018)
                    • (A) Gomti (B) Jhelum (C) Chenab (D) Sutlej
                  • Which Indus Valley site has been known as Mound of the Dead? Mohenjodaro. (Deputy Collector, 2019)
                  • Whose army did Alexander, the Greek ruler confront on the banks of the river Jhelum? Porus. (SSC CHSL, 2015)
                  • ജഹാംഗീറിന്റെയും നൂർജഹാന്റെയും ശവകുടീരങ്ങൾ സ്ഥിതിചെയ്യുന്ന നദീ തീരം – രവി. (10th Level Prelims, 13/03/2021)
                  • A multipurpose dam built across river Sutlej – Bhakra Nangal Dam(Telephone Operator cum Receptionist Gr II, 2014)
                    • Bhakranangal Dam is on the riverSutlej. (Civil Excise Officer(Women Excise Guard) 2014)
                  • Name the river that feeds the canal system of the Bhakra Nangal Project – Sutlej. (First Grade Draftsman/Overseer - Civil, 2016)
                  • The Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal(SYL)controversy is associated with the states between – Punjab and Haryana. (Junior Instructor (Wireman) Industrial Training, 2016)
                  • On Which river the Baglihar Hydropower project is located? Chenab. (Administrative Officer, KSRTC, 2015)
                  • The Naphtha Jhakri Dam is built across _____in Himachal Pradesh Sutlej. (Forester (Section Forest Officer) – Forest / Civil Excise Officer – Excise, 2018)
                  • Uri Dam is constructed across the riverJhelum. (Company/Corporation Assistant & Assistant Information Officer, 2018)
                  • The ‘Tulbul Project’ is located in the riverJhelum. (Forester (Section Forest Officer) – Forest / Civil Excise Officer – Excise, 2018)
                  • Chutak Hydro-Electric project being constructed by NHPC in Kargil is on the river – Suru. (Civil Police Officer/Women Police Constable, 2018)


                  • The biggest tributary of the river GangaYamuna. (Computer Assistant, 2016)
                  • Taj Mahal is on the banks of the riverYamuna. (Civil Excise Officer(Women Excise Guard) 2014)
                  • Which river is referred to as Kalindhi in Puranas? Yamuna. (Draughtsman Gr-II, Survey & Land Records, 2016)
                  • On the banks of which river Delhi situated? Yamuna. (Draftsman Grade-II / Second Grade Overseer- Electrical – PWD/ Irrigation, 2016)
                  • Which among the following river banks the famous city Allahabad lies? (Laboratory Technician Gr II, 2016)
                    • (A) Ganga (B) Brahmaputra (C) Yamuna (D) Kosi


                  • Which of the following, river does not originate in Indian territory? (Excise Guard, 2014)
                      • (A) Mahanadi (B) Ganga (C) Brahmaputra (D) Chambal
                  • The river Brahmaputra called in Tibet has – Tsangpo. (Computer Assistant Gr II / LD Typist / Typist Clerk, 2023)
                    • Which Indian river is known as Tsangpo in China? Brahmaputra. (Civil Excise Officer, 2017)
                    • What is the name of the river Brahmaputra in Tibet? Tsangpo. (LD Typist/Clerk Typist/Typist Clerk, 2016)
                  • The Yarlung Zangbo river in India is known as – Brahmaputra. (Electrician, Agriculture (EKM), 2017)
                  • ബംഗ്ലാദേശിൽ ബ്രഹ്മപുത്രനദിയെ വിളിക്കുന്ന പേരെന്ത്? ജമുന. (Plus Two Prelims, 2021)
                    • Which Indian river is called Jamuna in Bangladesh? Brahmaputra. (Deputy Collector, 2019)
                  • Guwahati is situated on the Bank of RiverBrahmaputra. (Assistant Grade-II - Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd, 2016)
                  • Which river is related to Majuli Island? Brahmaputra. (Computer Assistant Grade 2 Universities, 2016)
                  • In which of the following river is the Majuli River Island situated? Brahmaputra. (First Grade Draftsman/Overseer – Civil, 2016; Civil Police Officer/Women Police Constable, 2018)
                  • The biggest river island in India – Majuli. (Assistant Professor in General Medicine, 2018)
                  • The fastest river in India – Tista. (Confidential Assistant Gr.II – SR For SC/ST, 2018)
                  • Teesta river is the tributary ofBrahmaputra. (Secretariat Assistant/ Assistant Auditor, 2018)
                  • ഇന്ത്യയിലെ ഏറ്റവും വേഗത്തിലൊഴുകുന്ന നദിയായ ടീസ്റ്റ ഏതെല്ലാം സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങളിലൂടെയാണ്  ഒഴുകുന്നത്? സിക്കിം & പശ്ചിമ ബംഗാൾ. (LGS Prelims Stage II, 2023)
                  • Which one of the following is the antecedent tributary of River Brahmaputra? (Computer Operator (Degree Level Mains), 2023)
                  • (A)   Dhansari    (B)   Subansiri       (C)   Manas     (D)  Tista

                  Peninsular rivers

                  • Arrange the following Peninsular rivers of India from North to South. (Security Officer, 2023)
                    • 1.   Godavari
                    • 2.   Mahanadi
                    • 3.   Kaveri
                    • 4.   Krishna
                    •         (A) 2, 1, 4, 3     (B) 1, 2, 4, 3       (C) 3, 4, 1, 2        (D) 4, 1, 2, 3


                  • Which is the longest river in South India? Godavari. (Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector, 2015)
                  • ഉപദ്വീപീയ നദികളില്‍ ഏറ്റവും നീളം കൂടിയ നദി – ഗോദാവരി. ( Police Constable IRB (RW), 2020; LDC Prelims Stage 4, 2023)
                  • Which river is often called Dakshina Ganga?  Godavari. (Mechanic Grade II, KSRTC, 2015)
                  • The river Godavari, the longest river among the peninsular rivers originates in – Western Ghat region of Nasik District in Maharashtra. (Junior Instructor, Network Technician Industrial Training 2015)
                  • A peninsular river of India that drains into Bay of Bengal – Godavari. (Time Keeper (Degree Level Main Exam 2022), 2023)
                  • While the river Kaveri (Cauvery) is nicknamed ‘Dakshina Ganga’ another river of South India is nicknamed ’Vriddha Ganga’, Which is that river? Godavari. (Secretariat Assistant, 2007)
                  • Indravathi is a tributary of which riverGodavari. (Finger Print Searcher, Police Finger Print Bureau, 2014)
                  • The Paithan Hydroelectric Project is completed with the help of Japan is on the banks of – Godavari. (ICDS Supervisor, 2017)
                  • (1) പെൻ ഗംഗ
                  • (2) തുംഗ ഭദ്ര
                  • (3) ദാമോദർ
                  • (4) തീസ്ത 
                    • ഇന്ത്യയിലെ ചില നദികളിലാണിവ. ഇതിൽ ഗോദാവരിയുടെ പോഷകനദി ഏത്? (LDC/Sergeant, 2023)
                        • (A) (2)  (B) (4)  (C) (1)  (D) (3)


                  • Hirakud Dam was constructed across the riverMahanadi. (Caretaker (Male) Social Justice, 2018)
                    • Hirakud Dam is built across the River...................– Mahanadi. (Welfare Organiser, 2016)
                  • The Gangrel Dam is built across the riverMahanadi. (Clinical Audiometrician Grade – II, 2019)
                  • In the following pairs of cities and their associated rivers. Which pairs is NOT correct? (Secretariat Assistant, 2007)
                      • (A) Jhelum – Sri Nagar   (B) Jamuna – Agra
                      • (C) Hugli – Kolkata          (D)Mahanadi – Vijayawada
                  • ഒഡിഷയിലെ കോരാപുട്ട് ജില്ലയിൽ നിന്നുത്ഭവിക്കുന്ന 'ടെൽനദി' ഏത് നദിയുടെ പോഷകനദിയാണ്? മഹാനദി. (Assistant Female Prison Officer, 2024)


                  • Which of the following rivers originate near Mahabaleshwar? (Draughtsman Gr-II, Survey & Land Records, 2016; Assistant Grade-II - Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd)
                      • (A) Mahanadi (B) Krishna (C) Kaveri (D) Tapti
                  • Which river is known as the lifeline of Maharashtra? Koyna. (Pattern Maker – State Water Transport, 2018)
                  • Name the World’s largest masonry dam built across the Krishna river – Nagarjuna Sagar. (Excise Guard, 2014)
                  • Which of the following dam is not on the river Krishna? (Civil Police Officer/Women Police Constable, 2018)
                      • (A) Nagarjuna Sagar (B) Almatti (C) Krishnaraja Sagar (D) Srisailam
                  • In which state India’s First River linking Project named ‘Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project’ situated? Andhra Pradesh. (Draftsman Grade-II / Second Grade Overseer- Electrical – PWD/ Irrigation, 2016)


                  • Which river is known as ”Ganga of the South?” Kaveri. (Electrician, K.S.F.D.C 2015)
                  • Amaravathi river is a tributary of – Kaveri. (Deputy Collector, 2019)
                    • അമരാവതി ഏത് നദിയുടെ പോക്ഷക നദിയാണ്? കാവേരി. (LDC Prelims Stage 4, 2023)
                  • The Island Sivasamudram situated in which river? Kaveri. (Computer Programmer – Technical Education – Engineering Colleges, 2015)


                  • Which is the largest west-flowing river in India Narmada. (Assistant – Kerala Financial Corp., 2019)
                  • Which river forms the boundary between North India and South India? Narmada. (Computer Assistant Grade 2 Universities, 2016)
                  • Name the river that flows in between the Vindhya-Satpura mountain ranges – Narmada. (Clinical Audiometrician Grade – II, 2019)
                  • Write the name of the river which flows towards the west: (Field Supervisor Grade-II, State Farming Corp. 2015)
                      • (A) Mahanadi (B) Godawari (C) Narmada (D) Kaveri
                  • Sardar Sarovar Dam is built across the river Narmada. (LDC– Transfer – Water Authority 2017; HSST History (Junior), Higher Secondary Education, 2018)
                    • സർദാർ സരോവർ അണക്കെട്ട് ഏത് നദിയിലാണ് സ്ഥിതി ചെയ്യുന്നത്? നർമ്മദ.   (Khadi Board LDC Prelims Stage 1, 2023)
                    • Sardar Sarovar project is constructed in the river – Narmada. (Assistant Professor in General Medicine, 2018)
                  • Name the dam in the Narmada River which allegedly causing displacement of thousands of tribal people in Gujarat ? Sardar Sarovar Dam. (ICDS Supervisor, 2020)


                  • On which of the following rivers is the Ukai dam located? Tapti. (Civil Police Officer/Women Police Constable, 2018)
                  • The twin of Narmada riverTapi. (Electrician/Pump Operator, Revenue 2015)
                  • City of Surat is situated near the river of – Tapti. (Tradesman: Automobile / Heat Engines, 2016)


                  • Two Indian rivers are mentioned in Book IX of Paradise Lost. Which are they? Ganges and Indus. (Non Vocational Teacher (English) Junior & Senior, 2023)
                  • Jog Falls, the highest waterfall in India is situated in the river –Sharavathi. (Data Entry Operator - Co-operative Banks Societies, 2018)
                  • Sharavathi River is originated from the ____ district Shimoga. (DTP Operator, Information And Public Relations, 2017)
                  • Largest riverAmazon. (Computer Programmer, 2015)
                  • The world’s longest river is – Nile. (Cine Assistant (Unit Boy) (NCA) KFDC LTD 2014)
                  • Which place is called the gift of Nile? Egypt. (Junior Clerk, Kerala Cooperative Banks, 2016)
                  • The city of Ur was situated on the banks of the river Euphrates. (Assistant Town Planner, 2015)
                  • Where is Lothal? Gujarat. (Computer Assistant Grade 2 Universities, 2016)
                  • The only State in India which is having a river named after it is Manipur. (Vocational Teacher – Maintenance and Repairs of Automobiles – KVHSE, 2018)
                  • Who wrote the famous work 'A Bend in the River'V. S. Naipaul. (Laboratory Technician Gr II, 2016)
                  • Which of the following is/are the possible consequence/s of heavy sandmining in river beds ?(Scientific Assistant, 2023)
                    • (a) decreased salinity in water
                    • (b) Pollution of ground water
                    • (c) lowering of the water table
                    • (d) None of these
                    • Select the correct answer

                    • (A) a only    (B) b and c only    (C) a & c only   (D) a, b & c
                  • വി-രൂപരേഖ താഴ്വരകൾ സൃഷ്ടിക്കപ്പെടുന്നത് നദിയുടെ ഏത് ഘട്ടത്തിൽ വെച്ചാണ്? യുവത്വഘട്ടം. (Civil Excise Officer, 2023)   

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