Topicwise Questions - Population

1. What percentage of World’s population lives in India?

  1. 16.5%
  2. 17.5%
  3. 20%
  4. 15%

2. At the present rates of population growth of India and China, by which year is India likely to overtake China as the world’s most populous country?

  1. 2025
  2. 2040
  3. 2030
  4. 2050

3. During which decade did India see a negative population growth?

  1. 1901-11
  2. 1931-41
  3. 1911-21
  4. 1951-61

4. Which among the following is the least populated state in India?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Goa
  3. Manipur
  4. Mizoram

5. Which state in India has the lowest number of females in comparison to males?

  1. Bihar
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Punjab
  4. Haryana

6. Which among the following countries has a better gender ratio than India?

  1. Bhutan
  2. Pakistan
  3. China
  4. Afghanistan

7. What is the overall literacy rate of India as per 2011 census?

  1. 74.04%
  2. 82.14%
  3. 76.06%
  4. 65.5%

8. Next to Delhi, which is the most populated Union Territory in India?

  1. Chandigarh
  2. Puducherry
  3. Daman and Diu
  4. Andaman and Nicobar

9. Which of the following States has the lowest literacy rate in India?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Jharkhand
  3. Chhattisgarh
  4. Bihar

10. Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. From 1901 to 1911 India’s population registered a four-fold growth.
  2. From 1901 to 1951, India’s population grew only one and half times.
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

11. Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. Population of Bihar is more than that of Maharashtra.
  2. Population of West Bengal is less than that of Bihar.
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

12. Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India.
  2. All the 4 southern states – A.P., Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala, have achieved the literacy target of 85%.
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

13. Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. The sex ratio in India is 940.
  2. The sex ratio has seen a decline in the past decade.
  3. India had the worst sex ratio in 1991 when it was 927.
  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All the three

14. Which of the following is being taken as the census moment since 2001?

  1. 00.00 hrs of 01 Apr
  2. Sunrise of 01 Apr
  3. 00.00 hrs of 01 Mar
  4. 00.00 hrs of 31 Mar

15. The population of which of the following States is greater than that of Delhi?

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Assam
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Jammu and Kashmir