Karnataka GK Questions

Karnataka GK Questions and General Studies for KPSC and other Karnataka State PSC Examinations.

1. Which ruler of the Keladi kingdom ousted the Portuguese from the west coast?

[A] Chikka Sankanna Nayaka
[B] Virabhadra Nayaka
[C] Shivappa Nayaka
[D] Bhadrappa Nayaka

C [Shivappa Nayaka]


Shivappa Nayaka, who ruled from 1645–1660, ousted the Portuguese from the west coast. The Keladi Nayakas were successors of the Vijayanagara Empire in the coastal and Malnad (hill) districts of Karnataka, India.

Shivappa Nayaka captured all the Portuguese fortresses in the 1650s, including Mangalore. He also captured the ports of Gangoli, Barcelor, Honavar, and Mangalore from the Portuguese during 1653-54 after a lengthy war.

2. The Kasars (braziers) of which city of Karnataka are mentioned in many records as being the most notable in the 8th century?

[A] Gadag
[B] Nargund
[C] Yadgir
[D] Laksmeshwar

D [Laksmeshwar]


The Kasars (braziers) produced various kinds of bronze ware which included musical instruments like bells and trumpets, vessels, lamps of various kinds, images of various deities and mirrors. They have been mentioned in many records and the ones at Laksmeshwar of the 8th century is notable among them.

3. Who founded the Representative Assembly in Mysore in 1881?

[A] Seshadri Iyer
[B] Rangacharlu
[C] R. A. Thumboo Chetty
[D] N. Krishnamurti

B [Rangacharlu]


The Representative Assembly in Mysore was founded by Rangacharlu, the first diwan after the restoration of Monarchy, in the year 1881; with 144 nominated members and thus prepared the ground for a responsible government.

4. The uprising in which region is popularly known as Kalyanappana katakayi?

[A] Coorg War
[B] Koppal Rebellion
[C] Kodagu Uprising
[D] Mysore rebellion

C [Kodagu Uprising]


Kodagu uprising held during 1835-37 is popularly known as ‘Kalyanappana katakayi’. This was so named because the leader of this uprising was Kalyana Swamy, (also called Swamy Aparamapara) and he projected himself as the relative of the Kodagu royal family.

5. In which year, Mysore State Road Transport Department (MSRTC) came into existence?

[A] 1945
[B] 1950
[C] 1955
[D] 1948

D [1948]


Mysore State Road Transport Department (MSRTC) came into existence in the year 1948 with 20 buses, when nationalisation of roads was initiated in 1948. By the year 1949, MSRTC had 120 buses which covered 81 schedules and 15,000 km road mileage.

6. Sringeri, the site of first matha established by Adi Shankara, is located in which district of Karnataka?

[A] Shimoga
[B] Tumkur
[C] Udupi
[D] Chikkamagaluru

D [Chikkamagaluru]


The site of the first matha (Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetham) which was established by Adi Shankara is Sringeri. Sringeri or Sri Kshetra Shringeri is a hill town and Taluk headquarters located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka.

7. The Upper Krishna Project across the Krishna River, will provide irrigation to which drought-prone areas of Karnataka?

[A] Bijapur
[B] Bagalkot
[C] Gulbarga
[D] All of the above

D [All of the above]


To provide irrigation to the drought-prone areas of Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gulbarga, Yadgir and Raichur districts in Karnataka, the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) which is an irrigation project across the Krishna River has been started. The Government of Karnataka has designed the project to irrigate 1,536,000 acres of land (6,220 km²).

8. Magod Falls, is located in which district of Karnataka?

[A] Uttara Kannada
[B] Mandya
[C] Mysore
[D] Raichur

A [Uttara Kannada]


Magod Falls is a group of waterfalls, located in the Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka, where the Bedti River falls from a height of about 200 metres (660 ft) in two steps. This falls is 17 km from the Yellapur town.

9. In terms of Automobile producing states, what is the rank of Karnataka?

[A] 1st
[B] 3rd
[C] 4th
[D] 7th

C [4th]


Karnataka is the 4th largest Automobile producing state of India. It contributes about 8.5% to the national output in the sector. The automotive industry provides employment to more than 55,000 workers in the state of Karnataka. Karnataka is home to 7 major original equipment manufacturer  : Toyota Kirloskar Motors Ltd., Volvo India Pvt. Ltd., Tata – Tata Marcopolo, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters, Mahindra Electric, Scania, TVS Motors and more than 50 auto component manufacturers.

10. What will be the reservation provided to the women who have obtained licence from Agricultural Produce Market Committee in the allotment of site, godown, shop, shop-cum-godowns in the premises?

[A] 15%
[B] 10%
[C] 20%
[D] 25%

B [10%]


10% reservation in the allotment of site, godown, shop, and shop-cum-godowns in the premises will be provided to the women who have obtained licence from Agricultural Produce Market Committee.

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