{Updated} Jharkhand GK & GS Questions and Answers

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 Jharkhand GK Questions and Current Affairs

Administrative Structure

The governor is the constitutional head of the government of Jharkhand, who is appointed by the President of India. The real executive power rests with the chief minister and the cabinet. The political party or the coalition of political parties having a majority in the Legislative Assembly forms the government. The head of the bureaucracy of the state is the chief secretary. Under this position, is a hierarchy of officials drawn from the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, and different wings of the state civil services. The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice. Jharkhand has a High Court which has been functioning since 2000. All the branches of the government are located in the state capital, Ranchi.

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Ranchi
2. Administrative HQ Ranchi
3. Chief Ministers Raghubar Das
4. Governor Smt. Droupadi Murmu
6. State Animal Indian Elephant
7. State Bird Koel
8. State Flower Palash
9. State Tree Sal
10. No. of District 24
11. Loksabha Seats 14
12. Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) NA
13. Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) 82
14. Major Airport
  • Ranchi Airport
  • Bokaro Airport
  • Jamshedpur Airport
  • Chakulia Airport
  • Dhanbad Airport
15. Railway Stations
  • Ranchi Junction Railway station
  • Hatia Railway station
  • Tatisilwai Railway station
  • Namkon Railway station
16. Official Language Hindi
17. Time Zone IST (UTC +5:30)
18. Postal Code Different according to area
19. Vehicle Code JH —
20. Judiciary High Court of Jharkhand
21. Seal Seal of Jharkhand

Jharkhand State GK for History

History of Jharkhand is very interesting. The state was ruled by many emperors like Ashoka (Mauryan empire), Akbar, Chero King Medini ray (Chero dynasty), British East India Company. Also, there were many revolts took place in Jharkhand like Paharia revolt (1772-1780), Tamar revolt (1795-1800), Munda revolt (1795-1800), Bhumij revolt (1832-1833) etc.  Below table will tell more about GK of Jharkhand and Its history.

S.No Description Answer
1. Founded on 15 November 2000
2. Capital Formation 15 November 2000
3. Largest city Jamshedpur
4. Also Known as The land of  Forest
5. Ruled By Ashoka, Akbar, Chero King Medini Ray, British East India Company
6. Major Historical Events Chota Nagpur Division

Structure and Physiographic divisions (Geography)

Jharkhand covers an area of 79,714 square kilometres. The state is located in the eastern part of India and shares boundaries with Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal. The total population of Jharkhand is over 3,29,88,134. The large part of Jharkhand is still covered by forest, Sustains population of Tigers and Elephant. An average temperature of Jharkhand is 30°C in Summers and 25°C in Winters

S.No Description Summary
1 Total Area 79,714 km² (30,778 / sq mi)
2 Population 3,29,88,134
3 Rank of the state Area Rank:-16th

Population Rank:-14th

4 Population Density 414/km²
5 State Bounded By
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Chattisgarh
  • Odisha
  • West Bengal
5 Soil
  • Micacious
  • Sandy Soil
  • Black Soil
  • Laterite Soil
7 Major Crops
  • Oilseeds
  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Potatoes
  • Millet
  • Corn
  • Maize
  • Pulses
8 Forest Area  23,605 sq. km.
9 Climate Humid subtropical (North)
Tropical wet and dry (South-east)
10 Rivers
  • Damodar
  • North Koel
  • South Koel
  • Sankh
  • Brahmani
  • Subarnarekha rivers
11 Major Dam
  • Maithon Dam
  • Khandoli Dam
  • Charowa Dam
  • Getalsud Dam
  • Konar Dam
  • Tiliya Dam
  • Tenughat Dam

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12 Major Flora
  • Sal
  • Jackfruit
  • Amun
  • Kendu
  • Gambhar
  • Shisham
  • Mahua
  • Katha
  • Mango
  • Aasan
  • Baheda
  • Bamboo
13 Major Fauna
  • Tiger
  • Sloth bear
  • Gaur
  • Chital
  • Sambar Deer
  • Nilgai
  • Chevrotain
  • Mammals
  • Snakes
  • Lizards
  • Fish

Arts & Culture

The Culture of Jharkhand is extraordinary as it remained Portuguese Territory for more than 450 years. The culture of Jharkhand is very interesting as it combines the Eastern and Western styles. Jharkhand is very famous for Jharkhand Carnival and Christmas-New year, its celebration attracts the major number of Tourists.

S.No Description Summary
1 Folk Dance
  • Jhumar
  • Mardana Jhumar
  • Janani Jhumar
  • Domkach
  • Jhumta
  • Karma Naach
  • Fagua
  • Chhau
2 Music
  • Pratkali
  • Daidhara
  • Adhratiya
  • Pawa
  • Vinsariya
  • Udasi
  • Faguwa
  • Udasi
  • Akhariya Domkach
3 Major Festival
  • Tussu
  • Vaha
  • Sarhul
  • Bandna
  • Karma
  • Jitia
  • Nawakhani
  • Diwali
  • Fagua
  • Dussehra
4 Cuisine (Famous Food)
  • Kera-dudhauri
  • Jhalmudhi
  • Tilkut
  • Thekua
  • Litti Chokha
  • Panipuri
  • Pittha
  • Dhuska
  • Dudhauri
5 Traditional Dress Men

  • Bhagwan
  • Kurta
  • Pyjamas


  • Sari and Blouse

The Economy of Jharkhand

Jharkhand is one of the Indias richest states with the highest GDP per capita the average growth rate of Jharkhand is 8.23% (1990-2000). Jharkhand is one of the few states to achieve rural electrification by 100 per cent. Table Below contains some of the questions mostly asked in different Govt. and Private recruitment examinations of Jharkhand.

S.No Description Summary
1 State GDP 2.82 lakh crore (US$ 43 billion )
2 Growth rate 12.5%
3 Per capita income 62,816 INR  (US$ 870)
4 GDP per capita rank 19th
5 Major Industries
  • Auto Ancillary Industries
  • Mining and Metal Extraction
  • chemicals
  • Iron and Steel
6 Major Imports
  • Oil
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Irom and Steel
  • Organic Chemicals
  • Plastics
  • Animal and Vegetable oil
7 Major exports
  • Iron Ore
  • Coal
  • Copper
  • Uranium
  • Mica
  • Bauxite
  • Silver
  • Graphite
  • Magnetite
  • Dolomite


The official literacy rate jharkhnad for the state was 67.63% (male: 78.45%; female: 56.21%).

Description Summary
1. Literacy Rate  67.63%
2. Male 78.45%
3. Female 56.21 %
4. No. of School 577 Approx
5. Affiliation Board CBSE, Jharkhand Academic Council
6. No. of University 12 Approx
6. Colleges in Jharkhand 20 Approx

Educational Institution in Jharkhand

Heritage Sites in Jharkhand

Jharkhand has a large number of Ancient Monuments spread at different places throughout the state. It has two World Heritage Sites: the Bom Jesus Basilica and churches and convents of Old Jharkhand. Every year many tourists visit Jharkhand.

S.No Description Summary
1 Major Tourist Places
  • Baidyanath Jyotirlinga
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Bhuvaneshwari Temple
  • Sun Temple
  • Netarhat Hill Station
  • Shikarji Mountain peak
  • Naulakha Mandir

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2 Major Monuments
  • Ranchi Museum
  • Bhadrakali Temple
  • Kauleshwari Devi Temple
  • The Maithon Dam
  • War Cemetery
3 National Park
  • Betla National Park
4 Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Gautam Buddha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Koderma Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lawalong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mahaundanr Wildlife Sanctuary

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