[Updated] Arunachal Pradesh GK & GS 2021: SSC, State level GK Questions in PDF & More!

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GK Questions and Current Affairs

Arunachal Pradesh is also known as the Orchid State of India or the Paradise of the Botanists. The state came into existence on February 20, 1987. The state touches the border of Assam and Nagaland. It is the 14th largest state by an area of 83,743 sq Km/- and 27th by is population. The capital of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar and the largest city of the state. Total number of the population of Arunachal Pradesh is 1,748,873 according to current 2021 Data.

1. History
2. Administrative Structure
3. Geographical Structure
4. Division
5. Languages Of Arunachal Pradesh
6. Religion
7. Dams
8. Rivers
9. Hills and Mountains Ranges
10. National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
11. Famous Temples/Monasteries
12. Arts & Culture
13. Folk Dances
14. Traditional Music Of Arunachal Pradesh
15. Major Festival Of Arunachal Pradesh
16. Cuisine (Famous Food) Of Arunachal Pradesh
17. Traditional Dress Of Arunachal Pradesh
18. The Economy of Arunachal Pradesh
19. Airports in Arunachal Pradesh
20. Education
21. Heritage Sites in Arunachal Pradesh
22. Famous Personalities in Arunachal Pradesh


Now let’s talk about the history of Arunachal Pradesh the major part of GK of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh another popular name is Land of the Rising Sun. History of Arunachal Pradesh is unclear. According to Mahabharata, this is the place where Parashurama washed away sins, King Bhishmaka founded his kingdom and Lord Krishna married Rukhmini. In the 10th Century,  King named Bhirmuko ruled this area. Arunachal Pradesh is the largest of the Seven Sister States of Northeast India. The largest city of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar.  Arunachal Pradesh shares its border with Indian states Assam, Nagaland and International border such as Myanmar in the east, Bhutan in the west and China in the north. A major part of Arunachal Pradesh state claimed by the people of China. Below table will tell more about the GK of Arunachal Pradesh and Its history.

1.Union Territory21 January 1972
2.State Formation20 February 1987
3.Largest cityItanagar
4.Also Known asThe Orchid State of India, The Land of Rising Sun
5.Ruled ByBhirmuko of the Chutika
6.Major Historical EventsSino-Indian war

Administrative Structure

Arunachal Pradesh is the largest among the seven Sister state of Northeast India. It consists of 23 Districts, the largest city and capital of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar.

The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice. Arunachal Pradesh has a High Court which has been functioning since on 12th August, 2000. All the branches of the government are located in the Itanagar.

2.Administrative HQItanagar
3.Chief MinistersPema Khandu
4.GovernorBrig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra
6.State AnimalBos Frontalis
7.State BirdHornbill
8.State FlowerFoxtail Orchid
9.State TreeHollong
10.No. of District25
11.Loksabha Seats2
12.Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council)
13.Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly)60
14.Major AirportItanagar Airport Daporigo Airport Ziro Airport Along Airport Tezu Airport Pasighat Airport
15.Major Railway StationNaharlagun Railway Station
16.Official LanguageEnglish
17.Time ZoneIST (UTC +5:30)
18.Postal Code Different according to Area
19.Vehicle CodeAR
20.JudiciaryGauhati High Court
21.SealArunachal Pradesh Logo

Geographical Structure

Arunachal Pradesh covers an area of 83,743 square kilometres. It is located between 26.28° N and 29.30° N latitude and 91.20° E and 97.30° E longitude. According to the census, Arunachal Pradesh is the 14th largest state in India with the total population of 1,382,611. the average temperature of Arunachal Pradesh is 27 °C, the temperature is generally subtropical and rain precipitates about 2,782mm (109.5 inches) Below in this table, we have described all the essential Structural and physiographical divisions of Arunachal Pradesh.

1Total Area 83,743 km² ( 32333.35/ sq mi)
2Rank of the stateArea Rank:-14th
Population Rank:- 27th
3Legislature60 Seats
4Parliamentary Constituency2 seats
8Total Division16
9Total Districts25
10Number of Circle149
11Number of Blocks99
12Total number of villages5,258
13Population Density17/km² (43/sq mi)
14State Bounded ByState Border (Northeastern) Assam Nagaland International Border Bhutan (West) Myanmar (East) China (North)
15Soil & MineralsInceptisols Entisols Ultisols
16Major CropsRice Maize Millet Wheat Pulses Sugarcane Ginger, Oilseeds
17Forest Area66,964 sq. km.
18Climate Subtropical
19Rivers Brahmaputra River, Dibang River, Dri Streams Kameng River, Lohit River, Namka Chu Par River, Suhasini River, Sumdorong Chu Tirap River, Yepak River
20Major DamDibang Dam, Ranganadi Dam, Subansiri Dam
21Major  FloraAndrographis, Withania, Tinospora, Rauvolfia, Oroxylum, Dioscorea, Aquilaria
22Major FaunaTiger, Leopards, Elephants, Deer, Bear, Apes, Golden Cat, Marbled Cat, Antelopes, Hispid, Hare


Arunachal Pradesh is divided into 16 Division, which is as follows:

Anjaw DivisionAnjaw
Changlang DivisionChanglang
East Kameng DivisionEast Kameng
East Siang DivisionEast Siang
Kurung Kumey DivisionKurung Kumey
Lohit DivisionLohit
Lower Dibang Valley DivisionLower Dibang Valley
Lower Subansiri DivisionLower Subansiri
Papum Pare DivisionPapum Pare
Tawang DivisionTawang
Tirap DivisionTirap
Upper Dibang Valley DivisionUpper Dibang Valley
Upper Subansiri DivisionUpper Subansiri
Upper Siang DivisionUpper Siang
West Kameng DivisionWest Kameng
West Siang DivisionWest Siang

Languages Of Arunachal Pradesh

There are major languages were found in Arunachal Pradesh those are as follows.

Hindi (7.09%)
Nepali (6.89%)
Assamese (3.9%)
Mishmi (3.04%)
Galo and TaginNA


As per the government data the maximum people who are Christians at  30.26%, 69.74% other religion.

Tibetan Buddhist11.76%
Other Religions0.84%


  • Highest dam of Dibang Dam.
  • The second highest dam of Subansiri Lower Dam.
  • Longest dam of Ranganadi Dam.
  • Largest power generating dam Dibang Dam 3,000 MW.

Some of the major dams in Arunachal Pradesh are as follows –

DamsRiverLength Height Capacity LocationOpen
Dibang DamDibang River288 metres (945 ft)3,000 MW Lower Dibang Valley District2008
Ranganadi DamRanganadi River339 m (1,112 ft)68 m (223 ft)405 MWLower Subansiri District2001
Subansiri Lower Dam Subansiri River284 m (932 ft)116 m (381 ft)1.37 km3Lower Subansiri District
Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project Siang River
10 billion cubic metersUpper Siang district


Arunachal Pradesh has popularly 7 rivers in which the Brahmaputra is the longest river in Arunachal Pradesh.

RiversOriginates FromTotal LengthCity
 Manasarovar Lake region2,899.9 kmGuwahati‎, ‎Dibrugarh‎, ‎Tezpur‎,‎Dhubri
Dibang River Dibang Valley district195 kilometresDibang Valley district
Dihing RiverEastern Himalayas380 kilometresLedo, Margherita, Digboi, Duliajan and Naharkatia small town
Kameng River Tawang district264 kilometresWest Kameng District
Lohit RiverTibet Autonomous Region450 kmLohit district
Par RiverPang and Nimte rivers164,800 square kilometresHawai
Subansiri RiverHimalayas, in China 442 kilometresLakhimpur district

Hills and Mountains Ranges

The highest hill in Arunachal Pradesh is Kangto mountain in height and apart from its height, it is beautiful as well.

KangtoWest Kameng district
Sela PeakTawang and West Kameng Districts
Namche Barwa PeakTibetan Himalaya
Dapha BumChanglang
Komdi MountainPasighat

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

A sanctuary is a protected an area which is reserved only for animal and make human away to do activities like harvesting of timber, collecting minor forest products and private ownership rights are allowed as long as they do not interfere with the well-being of animals. Boundaries of sanctuaries are not well defined by the government.
The largest wildlife Sanctuary is Namdapha National Park which has an approx area of  1,985 km2 square.

National Parks / Wildlife SanctuariesLocation
Namdapha National Park – Largest national park in Arunachal PradeshChanglang District
Mouling National parksYingkiong
Sessa Orchid sanctuaryBhalukpong
Daying Ering Wildlife SanctuaryPasighat
Mehao Wildlife sanctuaryRoing
Pakhui Wildlife sanctuaryBhalukpong
Nehru Van UdyaanRoing

Famous Temples/Monasteries

Arunachal Pradesh is known for its rich culture and tradition. Arunachal Pradesh has many Temple, Monasteries are given following:

Parasuram (Parshuram) Kund templeLohit district
Malinithan templeLower Siang district
Sacred KundLohit River
Tawang MonasteryLhasa, Tibet.
GRL Gompa MonasteryWestern Kameng district
Urgelling MonasteryTawang-Chu valley
Gorsam Chortennorth of Tawang
Taktsang Monastery50 km from Tawang
Old Bazaar GompaTawang township
Brama Dung Chung Ani GompaTawang district
Gyangong Ani Gompanorth of Tawang
Singsur Ani GompaTawang headquarters

Arts & Culture

The Culture of Arunachal Pradesh is extraordinary as it comprised of 26 Different tribes (including sub-tribes), There are mainly three cultural groups in Arunachal Pradesh. First Monpas and Sherdukpens (Follower of Mahayana Buddhism), second Adis, Akas, Apatanis, Mijis, Apantanis, Mishmis, Thongsas and Nishis (Worships Sun and Moon God), Third Octes and Wanchos tribal communities (Follows Vaishnavism).

Folk Dances

Bardo ChhamBardo Chham is the famous dance style in Sherdukpens. Bardo Chham dance related to the story of good and evil, In local people believe in human both types are things good and evil and Sherdukpens mask themselves representing the kinds of animals and dance to show an act of fighting the evil forces.
Igo DanceThis dance style famous in Arunachal Pradesh. Igo dance is the fertility dance and performs in Rren ceremony.
War DanceWar dance is famous style in the tribal warrior societies in which use the mock combat.
Noctes and WanchosIn this dance style used by the Buddhist tribes and in this dance participate only male participant.
Ritualistic DanceThis Dance form Used by the tribal society people.

Traditional Music Of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Ja-Jin-Ja Folksong
  • Baryi Folk Song
  • Nyioga Folk Song

Major Festival Of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Siang River Festival
  • Pangsau Pass Winter Festival
  • Ziro Festival of Music
  • Solung (Agricultural Festival)
  • Nyokum
  • Losar Festival
  • dree Festival
  • Loku
  • Sanken
  • Galo festival

Cuisine (Famous Food) Of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Thukpa
  • Momos
  • Rice Beer
  • Bamboo shoots

Traditional Dress Of Arunachal Pradesh


  • Sleeveless silk Material (Men)
  • Sleeveless and Collarless dresses till knee length (Women’s)

Tangsa Tripe

  • Green Coloured Lungi, Red/White Coloured yarn, Sleeveless Shirt (Men)
  • Petticoat, Linen Blouse (Women)

Miji Tribe

  • Long Cloak (Women)

Adi Tribe

  • Jackets and Woollen Clothes (Men and Women)

Mishmi Tribe

 The Economy of Arunachal Pradesh

The people of Arunachal Pradesh are mostly Non-vegetarian, consumption of fish, meat and egg is very high. They import Fishes from different states of India (Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal). There is 5 District and 8 Sub- District Industrial Centers, Also two 2 Industrial Training Institutes by which one is to update the local tribes and provide them Employment.

Table Below contains some of the normal questions mostly asked in different Govt. and Private recruitment examinations of Arunachal Pradesh.

1State GDP₹0.234 lakh crore (US$3.3 billion) (2017-18)
2Growth rate12.33%
3Per capita income₹0.234 lakh crore (US$3.3 billion)
4GDP per capita rank28th
5Major IndustriesWood Carving Industry Cane and Bamboo Industry Ornament Industry Tourism Industry Agriculture and Forest-Based Industries Textiles
6Major Imports Fishes
7Major exportsTurmeric Cardamom Ginger

Airports in Arunachal Pradesh

As if now, Arunachal Pardesh got many airports which are under construction and functional listed below.

Tezu AirportTezu (expected to be made operational in May 2021)
Itanagar AirportItanagar (Expected to be made operational by 2022)
Along and PasighatAlong


Arunachal Pradesh state government is expanding the underdeveloped education system with the help of different NGO’s like Vivekananda Kendra. North East Frontier Technical University was the first technical university established in 2014. The main universities are Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), NIT Arunachal Pradesh, Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Science University and Himalayan University.

1.Literacy Rate (2011)66.95%
4.No. of School1771 approx
5.Affiliation BoardCBSE, ICSE, State Board
6.No. of University 7
6.Colleges in Arunachal Pradesh 78 approx.

Heritage Sites in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh has a large number of Ancient Monuments spread at different places throughout the state. Every year many tourists visit Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh consists of innumerable historical monuments and archaeological, which bear testimony to its rich cultural heritage.

1Major Tourist PlacesTawang Monastery Parashuram Kund Golden Pagoda Namsai Jawaharlal Nehru Museum Mehao Lake Bomdila Roing
2Major MonumentsThe Buddhist Temple Malinithan Jaswant Garh Bhismaknagar Fort
3National Park Namdapha National Park Mouling National Park
4Bird SanctuaryPakhui Wildlife Sanctuary Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary Kane Wildlife Sanctuary

Famous Personalities in Arunachal Pradesh

Freedom FightersMatmur Jamoh
BollywoodDevi Dolo Riken Ngomle
JournalistsTongam Rina
WritersRita Chowdhury Mamang Dai Tongam Rina
PoetsMamang Dai
Social ServiceBinny Yanga
SportsWangnia Pongte Gumpe Rime Anshu Jamsenpa Tapi Mra
Padma ShriMamang Dai Binny Yanga H. Thegtse Rinpoche

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Arunachal Pradesh GK Important Question

Q. What is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh?

A. Itanagar

Q. Arunachal Pradesh was established in which year?

A. 1987

Q. Which one is recognised as the State Animal of Arunachal Pradesh?

A. Bos frontalis

Q. Which place Arunachal Pradesh ranks by its area in India?

A. 14th

Q. Which is the Arunachal Pradesh state Tree?

A. Hollong

Q. Which is the Arunachal Pradesh state Flower?

A. Lady slipper orchid

Q. Which Arunachal Pradesh also known as?

A. The land of dawn-lit mountains

Q. The border between China and India is known as?

A. McMahon line

Q. When was Tawang Monastery build?

A. 400 years ago

Q. Sino-Indian War held in which year?

A. 1962

Q. Who renamed NEFA as Arunachal Pradesh?

A. Bibhabasu Das Shastri
K.A.A. Raja

Q. Mountain between the Siang river and the Noa-Dihing river is classified as?

A. Mishmi Hills

Q. What is the climate of Arunachal Pradesh?

A. Humid subtropical climate

Q. Arunachal Pradesh is divided into how many districts?

A. 22

Q. Which is the most followed religion in Arunachal Pradesh?

A. Christianity

Q. Which is the most spoken language in Arunachal Pradesh?

A. Nyishi

Q. When was established Namdapha National Park?

A. 1974

Q. Which place Arunachal Pradesh ranks by its populations in India?

A. 27th

Q. Arunachal Pradesh got its 1st railway line in which year?

A. 2013

Q. In which year NEFA was renamed as Arunachal Pradesh?

A. 1972

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31 thoughts on “[Updated] Arunachal Pradesh GK & GS 2021: SSC, State level GK Questions in PDF & More!”

  1. Do proper research before providing any knowledge to others. Do more research on Major dialects not languages as we dont have any script, Folk dance, Major festival as u MISSED many major festivals, Famous food- for your kind information we dont preferred something like THUKPA or MOMOS. And Traditional dress.

  2. @vishaka_sethi do you think languages like bengali, bhotia and Assamese are more used than tagin and galo language in our Arunachal Pradesh,,,,why are this two language not mention,,,Are u familiar with our state?????

  3. Where is Galo and Tagin tribe, in Arunachal Pradesh here is no nepali,bengali, Assamese and bhotia etc. I mean they all are out sider and our niebouring state came here for jobs and others opportunity like labour work ,service man etc. And MALITHAN is not in West Siang in Lower Siang curve out from West Siang district, many districts and sub-district are also left not listed.

  4. Momos and thukpa are not famous food our state, it’s is very common in the country its self ..
    If your observe carefully rice and millet might be our famous food..
    Tho every people of arunachal pradesh consumed verity of food’s its depends upon the crops season.. I think all of the season rice is mandatory..

  5. Well said,
    Where is Galo tribe? and didn’t mention Galo festival
    And most important thing is most of our arunachal people use Bamboo shoots as local food

  6. please provide proper and correct information, don’t post if u don’t have the correct information as many people are goin to read it….Thankyou!!

    • We have catered the information from multiple sources like online, offline from books, the official web portal of the state etc. If you have found anything wrong please comment below, we will edit immediately after the cross-checking the facts.

  7. Lots of errors and misprints. What do you mean by Galo festival? Galo is one of the major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and its festival has a name – Moopin(earlier spelled Mopin) and where is Si-Donyi festival of Tagin tribe??
    Do you think we are too far away from mainland India that your team couldn’t make a proper research of the state?
    It’s better to remove this article or we are filing a case against you for giving wrong information about our state.

  8. While the effort is laudable, the results not so much. While compiling any GK book ,utmost care should be taken ,lest some ignorant student ,layman or academician wrongly cite you .
    We have 26 major tribes and 100s of subtribe . Nocte and Wanchos to the best of my knowledge have negligible Hindu followers, Christianity is predominant. Ziro Festival of Music ,as the name suggests,is a modern music festival and not to be mistaken for a traditional festival of our state as mentioned by you.
    There are a bunch of such mistakes in your book which you need to rectify by meeting some scholars and resource persons from our state before putting up on a public domain. Better take this off before someone takes offence.


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