Drainage System of India

Drainage System of Rivers In India with Questions
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S.No River Origin End
1 Ganga Gangotri Glacier (Bhagirathi), Uttarakhand Bay of Bengal
2 Yamuna Yamunotri Glacier, Uttarakhand Ganga at prayagraj
3 Brahmaputra Angsi Glacier in the Himalayas in Tibet, but enters India in Arunachal Pradesh Ganga (ends in the Bay of Bengal)
4 Indus Originates in Tibetan plateau, Enters India in J&K Arabian sea
5 Hugli West Bengal( Ganga at the Bay of Bengal
6 Gomati Tributary of Ganga, starting at Gomat Taal, UP Joins Ganga in Varanasi
7 Son Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh Joins Ganga near Patna
8 Gandak Nepal; Ganges tributary at Indo-Nepal border Joins Ganga near Patna
9 Kosi Starts from Bihar near Indo-Nepal border Joins Ganga near Katihar district of Bihar
10 Mahanadi Sihawa mountain of Chhattisgarh Bay of Bengal
11 Jhelum Punjab Merges with Chenab (Pakistan)
12 Ravi Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh Joins Chenab in Pakistan
13 Sutlej originates at Rakshastal, Tibet Meets Beas river in Pakistan and ends at Arabian sea
14 Beas Rises at Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh Joins Sutlej river in Punjab
15 Kaveri Talakaveri in Western Ghats in Karnataka Ends in Bay of Bengal
16 Krishna Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra Ends in Bay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh
17 Godavari Trimbakeshwar Maharashtra Ends in Bay of Bengal
18 Tungabhadra Tunga and bhadra (Karnataka) Joins Krishna river along the border of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
19 Tapti Satpura Ranges, Madhya Pradesh Ends into Gulf of Khambat, Gujarat
20 Mahi Rises in Madhya Pradesh Flows into Arabian sea from Gujarat
22 Narmada Starts from Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh Gulf of Cambay
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1 Shivasamudram falls is situated on the bank of which river

a) Cauvery
b) Godavari
c) Krishna
d) Mahanadi

2Which of the following is the highest waterfall in India?

a) Courtallam falls
b) Jog falls
c) Hogenakkal falls
d) Shimsha falls

3Which is the highest river basin of Peninsular India

a) Krishna
b) Narmada
c) Mahanadi
d) Godavari

4Which is the longest river of Peninsular India?

a) Godavari
b) Narmada
c) Krishna
d) Cauvery

5 Which river of India is also known as ‘Vridha Ganga’?

a) Krishna
b) Cauvery
c) Godavari
d) Narmada

6 Nasik is located on the bank of which river?

a) Krishna
b) Godavari
c) Tapti
d) Mahanadi

7Which of the following river originates out of India?

a) Ravi
b) Beas
c) Brahmaputra
d) Jhelum

8 Which of the following is the river flowing from Central India and join Yamuna Ganga?

a) Kosi
b) Betwa
c) Gomti
d) Ghagra

9 River Damodar is called ‘Sorrow of Bengal’ because if-

a) Causes maximum soil erosion
b) Gets flooded often
c) Forms number of dangerous waterfalls
d) Is not a perennial river

10 On the tributary of which river has Rihand Dam been constructed?

a) Yamuna
b) Son
c) Chambal
d) Periyar

Most important

11 Which is the river known as Tsangpo in Tibet?

a) Indus
b) Ganga
c) Brahmaputra
d) Tista

12 Which of the river does not originate in Indian territory?

a) Mahanadi
b) Ganga
c) Sutlej
d) Yamuna

13 Which of the following river originates beyond Himalaya?

a)Saraswati
b) Ganga
c) Indus
d) Yamuna/

14 The Town located on the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda is

a) Vishnuprayag
b) Rudraprayag
c) Devprayag
d) Karnaprayag

15 Which of the following river flows from the sediments in India?

a) Indus
b) Brahmaputra
c) Ganga
d) Yamuna

16 Which of the following river is famous for changing its path?

a) Brahmaputra
b) Narmada
c) Kosi
d) Damodar

17In north-east Indian, river flows out of the country is-

a) Gandak
b) Brahmaputra
c) Kosi
d) Ganga

18 River Indus originates from-

a) Karakoram range
b) Kailash range
c) Himalayan range
d) Hindukush range

19 Which city is located on the banks of the river Mula-Mutha?

a) Surat
b) Pune
c) Nagpur
d) Ahmadabad

20 Guwahati is situated on the bank of the river-

a) Teesta
b) Brahmaputra
c) Hooghly
d) Sone

Questions

21 Which of the following river does not form a deltas

a) Ganga
b) Godavari
c) Mahanadi
d) Tapti

22 Which of the following state is not part of Narmada valley?

a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Rajasthan
c) Gujarat
d) Maharashtra

23Which of the following Peninsular Indian river does not meet the Arabian Sea

a) Narmada
b) Periyar
c) Cauvery
d) Tapti

24Which of the following river flow from south to north direction?

a) Krishna
b) Son
c) Cauvery
d) Godavari

25Vijayawada is located on the bank of which river?

a) Cauvery
b)Krishna
c) Mahanadi
d) Yamuna

26 Which river flows between Satpura and Vindhyas?

a) Narmada
b) Tapti
c) Gandak
d) Godavari

27 Which of the following groups of rivers have their source of origin in Tibet?

a) Ganga, Sutlej & Yamuna
b) Brahmaputra, Indus & Sutlej
c) Brahmaputra, Ganga & Sutlej
d) Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej

28 Which river in the Southern Peninsula has the second largest river basin in India?

a) Krishna
b) Godavari
c) Cauvery
d) Mahanadi

29 The Siachen Glacier’s melting waters are the main source of which of the following rivers?

a) Shylok
b) Nubra
c) Sutlej
d) Bias

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