290+ Maharashtra General Knowledge MCQs For MPSC 2023

Maharashtra General Knowledge

Last Updated: 15 February 2023

Are You looking for Maharashtra General Knowledge Questions? Well, You came to the right place!

Before we dig deep into the General Knowledge about Maharashtra, let us quickly have a short introduction to Maharashtra.

The literal meaning of Maharashtra is very simple for people who have a stronghold on basic Hindi, where “Maha” means “Huge” and “Rashtra” means “State”. In simple words, Maharashtra can be described as a Huge State, which it is.

Maharashtra is one of the most beautiful states in India. If not visited, one must have heard about Bombay and Pune, which are very Famous Cities in India.

Here You’ll find 250+ Maharashtra General Knowledge written in detailed and simple English as Multiple Choice Questions.

We have covered every topic in Maharashtra:

  • History & Geography
  • Districts & Divisions
  • Government& Politics
  • Cultures & Tradition
  • Borders & Transportation
  • Education & Tourism
  • Nicknames & Awards
  • State Symbols, etc.

Maharashtra GK will be really helpful for those applying for Maharashtra Public Service Exam and various State Competitive Exams. Read the Following Multiple Choice Questions and boost your knowledge about Maharashtra.

Maharashtra General Knowledge

1. Which country is comparable to the size of Maharashtra?
a) Uganda
b) Oman
c) Tunisia
d) Hungary

2. What is the total area of Maharashtra?
a) 300,713 km2
b) 307,713 km2
c) 317,713 km2
d) 327,713 km2

3. When is Maharashtra Day celebrated?
a) 1st May
b) 1st July
c) 1st August
d) 1st September

4. Which is the Summer Capital of Maharashtra?
a) Nagpur
b) Pune
c) Mumbai
d) Nashik

5. Which is the Winter Capital of Maharashtra?
a) Nagpur
b) Pune
c) Nagpur
d) Nashik

6. What kind of Legislature is practiced in Maharashtra?
a) Unicameralism
b) Bicameralism
c) Tricameralism
d) Multicameralism

7. How many seats does Maharashtra have in the Rajya Sabha?
a) 09 Seats
b) 12 Seats
c) 16 Seats
d) 19 Seats

8. How many seats does Maharashtra have in the Lok Sabha?
a) 28 Seats
b) 48 Seats
c) 58 Seats
d) 68 Seats

9. What is the Demonym for the people of Maharashtra?
a) Marathis
b) Punekars
c) Maharashtrian
d) Mumbaikar

10. What is the State Code of Maharashtra?
a) MA
b) MH
c) MHA
d) MUM

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11. What is the official language of Maharashtra?
a) English
b) Hindi
c) Urdu
d) Marathi

12. What is the State Song of Maharashtra?
a) Maharashtra Devabhumi Matribhumi
b) Sana Leibak Maharashtra
c) Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza
d) Bande Utkala Janani

13. What is the State Mammal of Maharashtra?
a) Mithun
b) Barasingha
c) Indian giant squirrel
d) Clouded Leopard

14. What is the State Bird of Maharashtra?
a) Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon
b) Indian Paradise Flycatcher
c) Black Francolin
d) Greater Flamingo

15. What is the State Insect of Maharashtra?
a) Blue Mormon
b) Yeoman
c) Southern Birdwing
d) Kamehameha Butterfly

16. What is the State Flower of Maharashtra?
a) Jarul
b) Rohida
c) Indian Rose Chestnut
d) Lady’s Slipper Orchid

17. What is the State Tree of Maharashtra?
a) Mango
b) Gamhar
c) Sacred Fig
d) Jammi Chettu

18. The state of Bombay was split into which two states by the Bombay Reorganisation Act 1960?
a) Maharashtra and Karnataka
b) Maharashtra and Telangana
c) Maharashtra and Gujarat
d) Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

19. Who was the first Prime Minister of Bombay before Independence?
a) Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher
b) Morarji Ranchhodji Desai
c) Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan
d) Marotrao Shambshio Kannamwar

20. Who was the first Chief Minister of Bombay after Independence?
a) Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher
b) Morarji Ranchhodji Desai
c) Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan
d) Marotrao Shambshio Kannamwar

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21. Who was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
a) Vasantrao Banduji Patil
b) Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan
c) Marotrao Shambshio Kannamwar
d) Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan

22. Who is the longest-serving Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
a) Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis
b) Vasantrao Phulsing Naik
c) Sharad Govindrao Pawar
d) Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan

23. Who is the shortest-serving Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
a) Marotrao Shambshio Kannamwar
b) P. K. Sawant
c) Narayan Tatu Rane
d) Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar

24. Which chief Minister was elected on 28th November 2019?
a) Uddhav Bal Thackeray
b) Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis
c) Eknath Shinde
d) Prithviraj Chavan

25. Which party does Uddhav Thackeray belong to?
a) INC
b) Shiv Sena
c) BJP
d) NCP

List Of Chief Ministers Of Maharashtra

No.Chief MinisterTerm InTerm OutParty
1Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan
(Karad North)
01 May 196019 Nov 1962INC
2Marotrao Shambshio Kannamwar
20 Nov 196224 Nov 1963INC
3P. K. Sawant
25 Nov 196304 Dec 1963INC
4Vasantrao Phulsing Naik
05 Dec 196320 Feb 1975INC
5Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan
21 Feb 197516 May 1977INC
6Vasantrao Banduji Patil
05 Mar 197818 Jul 1978INC(U)
7Sharad Govindrao Pawar
18 July 197817 Feb 1980INC(S)
~President’s Rule17 Feb 198008 Jun 1980
8Abdul Rehman Antulay
09 Jun 198012 Jan 1982INC
9Babasaheb Anantrao Bhosale
21 Jan 198201 Feb 1983INC
~Vasantrao Banduji Patil[6]
02 Feb 198301 Jun 1985INC
10Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar
03 Jun 198506 Mar 1986INC
~Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan[5]
12 Mar 198626 Jun 1988INC
~Sharad Govindrao Pawar[7]
26 Jun 198825 Jun 1991INC
11Sudhakarrao Rajusing Naik
25 Jun 199122 Feb 1993INC
~Sharad Govindrao Pawar[7]
06 Mar 199314 Mar 1995INC
12Manohar Gajanan Joshi
14 Mar 199531 Jan 1999SHS
13Narayan Tatu Rane
01 Feb 199917 Oct 1999SHS
14Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh
(Latur City)
18 Oct 199916 Jan 2003INC
15Sushilkumar Sambhaji Shinde
(Solapur South)
18 Jan 200330 Oct 2004INC
~Vilasrao Dagodajirao Deshmukh[14]
(Latur City)
01 Nov 200404 Dec 2008INC
16Ashok Shankarrao Chavan
08 Dec 200809 Nov 2010INC
17Prithviraj Chavan
11 Nov 201026 Sep 2014INC
President’s Rule28 Sep 201430 Oct 2014
18Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis
(Nagpur South West)
31 Oct 201408 Nov 2019BJP
~President’s Rule12 Nov 201923 Nov 2019
~Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis[18]
(Nagpur South West)
23 Nov 201926 Nov 2019BJP
19Uddhav Bal Thackeray
28 Nov 201930 Jun 2022SHS
20Eknath Shinde
30 Jun 2022IncumbentBSS-BJP
1) INC: Indian National Congress
2) INC(U): Indian National Congress (Urs)
3) INC(S): Indian National Congress (Socialist)
4) SHS: Shiv Sena
5) BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party

26. Who was the first governor of Maharashtra?
a) Dr. P. Subbarayan
b) Raja Sir Maharaj Singh
c) Sir Girija Shankar Bajpai
d) Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab

27. Who served as the Governor of Maharashtra while Uddhav Bal Thackeray was the Chief Minister?
a) S.C. Jamir
b) Kateekal Sankaranarayanan
c) Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao
d) Bhagat Singh Koshyari

28. Who was serving as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharastra from 11th Nov 2010 to 29th June 2022?
a) Prithviraj Chavan
b) R. R. Patil
c) Chhagan Bhujbal
d) Ajit Pawar

29. Who was the first Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
a) Nasikrao Tirpude
b) Sundarrao Solanke
c) Ramrao Adik
d) Chhagan Bhujbal

30. How many seats are in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly?
a) 288 Seats
b) 168 Seats
c) 188 Seats
d) 268 Seats

List Of Governors Of Maharashtra

No.GovernorTerm InTerm OutTotal Term
1Raja Sir Maharaj Singh06 Jan 194830 May 19524 Years
145 Days
2Girija Shankar Bajpai30 May 195205 Dec 19542 Years
189 Days
3Harekrushna Mahatab02 Mar 195514 Oct 19561 Year
226 Days
4Prakasa10 Dec 195616 Apr 19625 Years
127 Days
5P. Subbarayan17 Apr 196206 Oct 1962172 Days
6Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit28 Nov 196218 Oct 19641 Year
325 Days
7P V Cherian14 Nov 196408 Nov 19694 Years
359 Days
8Ali Yavar Jung26 Feb 197011 Dec 19766 Years
289 Days
9Sadiq Ali30 Apr 197703 Nov 19803 Years
187 Days
10O P Mehra03 Nov 198005 Mar 19821 Year
122 Days
11Idris Hasan Latif06 Mar 198216 Apr 19853 Years
41 Days
Peer Mohammed
19 Apr 198530 May 198541 Days
12Kona Prabhakara Rao31 May 198502 Apr 1986306 Days
13Shankar Dayal Sharma03 Apr 198602 Sep 19871 Year
152 Days
14Kasu Brahmananda Reddy20 Feb 198818 Jan 19901 Year
332 Days
15C Subramaniam15 Feb 199009 Jan 19932 Years
329 Days
16P.C. Alexander12 Jan 199313 Jul 20029 Years
182 Days
17Mohammed Fazal10 Oct 200205 Dec 20042 Years
56 Days
18S.M. Krishna12 Dec 200405 Mar 20083 Years
84 Days
19S.C. Jamir09 Mar 200822 Jan 20101 Year
319 Days
20Kateekal Sankaranarayanan22 Jan 201024 Aug 20144 Years
214 Days
21Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao30 Aug 201404 Sep 20195 Years
5 Days
22Bhagat Singh Koshyari05 Sep 201912 Feb 20233 Years
160 Days
23Ramesh Bais13 Feb 2023Incumbent~

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31. When did the first Assembly election take place in Maharashtra?
a) 1960
b) 1962
c) 1967
d) 1978

32. When did the 14th Assembly election take place in Maharashtra?
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019

33. How many seats are in the Maharashtra Legislative Council?
a) 68 Seats
b) 78 Seats
c) 88 Seats
d) 58 Seats

34. How many members of the Maharashtra Legislative Council shall be elected by the members of the Legislative Assembly?
a) 20 Members
b) 24 Members
c) 30 Members
d) 32 Members

35. How many members of the Maharashtra Legislative Council are elected from amongst Graduates and Teachers from 7 divisions of Maharashtra?
a) 7 Members
b) 12 Members
c) 22 Members
d) 25 Members

36. Which plateau is located in Maharashtra?
a) Deccan Plateau
b) Malwa Plateau
c) Baghelkhand Plateau
d) Chota Nagpur Plateau

37. What rank does Maharashtra hold in the most populous country subdivision in the world?
a) 1st
b) 2nd
c) 4th
d) 5th

38. Which is the second-longest Indian river after the Ganga?
a) Narmada River
b) Godavari River
c) Krishna River
d) Indravati River

39. How many states does River Godavari covers?
a) 5 States
b) 7 States
c) 4 States
d) 2 States

40. Where does River Godavari empty its basin?
a) Arabian Sea
b) Bay of Bengal
c) Indian Ocean

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41. What is the rank of Maharashtra in India in terms of Area?
a) 2nd
b) 3rd
c) 4th
d) 5th

42. How many states does Maharashtra share its border with?
a) 7 States
b) 6 States
c) 5 States
d) 4 States

43. How many international Airports are in Maharashtra?
a) One Airport
b) Two Airports
c) Three Airports
d) Four Airports

44. What is the IATA of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport?
a) SMI
c) BOM
d) ISK

45. What is the IATA of Pune International Airport?
b) PIA
c) PUN
d) PNQ

46. How many Zonal Railway Headquarters are in Maharashtra?
a) Three Headquarters
b) Two Headquarters
c) Four Headquarters
d) Seven Headquarters

47. Where is the Bombay High Court located?
a) Nagpur
b) Lonavala
c) Pune
d) Mumbai

48. How many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in Maharashtra?
a) Three Sites
b) Four Sites
c) Five Sites
d) Six Sites

49. What is the nickname of Pune?
a) City Of Wrestlers
b) Oxford Of The West
c) Oxford Of The East
d) Manchester Of Maharashtra

50. What is the nickname of Khamgaon?
a) City Of Lakes
b) Silver City
c) Cotton City
d) Queen Of The Deccan

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District Map Of Maharashtra

District Map of Maharashtra

51. How many divisions are in Maharashtra?
a) 5 Divisions
b) 6 Divisions
c) 7 Divisions
d) 8 Divisions

52. How many districts are in Maharashtra?
a) 26 Districts
b) 36 Districts
c) 46 Districts
d) 56 Districts

53. How many Sub-Divisions are in Maharashtra?
a) 109 Sub-Divisions
b) 159 Sub-Divisions
c) 258 Sub-Divisions
d) 358 Sub-Divisions

54. How many Talukas are in Maharashtra?
a) 258 Talukas
b) 278 Talukas
c) 358 Talukas
d) 378 Talukas

55. How many Districts share their border with the Arabian Sea?
a) 5 Districts
b) 6 Districts
c) 7 Districts
d) 8 Districts

56. How many Districts are in the Pune Division?
a) 5 Districts
b) 6 Districts
c) 7 Districts
d) 8 Districts

57. Which is the Largest District of Maharashtra?
a) Ahmednagar
b) Pune
c) Nashik
d) Solapur

58. Which is the Smallest District of Maharashtra?
a) Bhandara
b) Mumbai City
c) Mumbai Suburban
d) Thane

59. Which is the newest District of Maharashtra?
a) Washim
b) Gondia
c) Hingoli
d) Palghar

60. Which is the most populated district of Maharashtra?
a) Thane
b) Pune
c) Nashik
d) Mumbai Suburban

List Of Districts In Maharashtra

1Amravati1) Akola
2) Amravati
3) Buldana
4) Washim
5) Yavatmal
2Aurangabad6) Aurangabad
7) Beed
8) Hingoli
9) Jalna
10) Latur
11) Nanded
12) Osmanabad
13) Parbhani
3Konkan14) Mumbai City
15) Mumbai Suburban
16) Palghar
17) Raigad
18) Ratnagiri
19) Sindhudurg
20) Thane
4Nagpur21) Bhandara
22) Chandrapur
23) Gadchiroli
24) Gondia
25) Nagpur
26) Wardha
5Nashik27) Dhule
28) Jalgaon
29) Nandurbar
30) Nashik
6Pune31) Ahmednagar
32) Kolhapur
33) Pune
34) Sangli
35) Satara
36) Solapur

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61. Which Maharashtrian city has the pin code 400001?
a) Mumbai
b) Pune
c) Nagpur
d) Nashik

62. Which city is known as the “Wine Capital of India”?
a) Yavatmal
b) Ichalkaranji
c) Nashik
d) Nagpur

63. Which city is known as the “Financial Capital Of India”?
a) Mumbai
b) Nagpur
c) Pune
d) Thane

Nicknames Of Cities In Maharashtra

1IchalkaranjiManchester Of Maharashtra
2Jalgaona) Banana City
b) Gold City
3KhamgaonSilver City
4KolhapurCity Of Wrestlers
5Mumbaia) City Of Dreams
b) City Of Seven Island
c) Film City Of India
d) Financial Capital Of India
e) Gateway Of India
f) Hollywood Of India
g) Manchester Of India
6NagpurOrange City
7Nashika) California Of India
b) Grape City Of India
c) The Wine Capital Of India
8Punea) Oxford Of The East
b) Queen Of The Deccan
c) The Cultural And Historical Capital Of Maharashtra
9ThaneCity Of Lakes
10YavatmalCotton City

64. How much percentage of share does Maharashtra contributes to the national economy of Indian GDP?
a) 5% Share
b) 7% Share
c) 12% Share
d) 15% Share

65. Who ruled Maharashtra in the fourth and third centuries BCE?
a) Western Chalukyas
b) Satavahana Dynasty
c) Mauryan Empire
d) Rashtrakuta Dynasty

66. How many major ports are in Maharashtra?
a) one Port
b) Two Ports
c) Seven Ports
d) Nine Ports

67. What was the former name of Mumbai Port Trust?
a) Bombay Port Trust
b) Bandra Port Trust
c) Thane Port Trust
d) Indira Gandhi Port Trust

68. What is the other name of Jawaharlal Nehru Port?
a) Redi Port
b) Nhava Sheva Port
c) Arab Sheva Port
d) Jalna Dry Port

69. When was Jawaharlal Nehru Port established?
a) 26 May 1999
b) 26 May 1969
c) 26 May 1979
d) 26 May 1989

70. Which state in India has the highest number of ports?
a) Goa
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Maharashtra
d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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71. What is the approximate coastline length of Maharashtra along the Arabian Sea?
a) 620 Km
b) 720 Km
c) 820 Km
d) 920 Km

72. How many states are included in the Satpura Range?
a) Two States
b) Three States
c) Four States
d) Six States

73. Which is the highest point in Maharashtra?
a) Kalsubai
b) Salher
c) Gawaldev
d) Ghanchakkar

74. Which Bay passes under the Bandra–Worli Sea Link Bridge?
a) Memba Bay
b) Manza Bay
c) Mahim Bay
d) Palk Bay

75. What is the official name of Bandra–Worli Sea Link?
a) Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link
b) Indira Gandhi Sea Link
c) Jawaharlal Nehru Sea Link
d) Babasaheb Ambedkar Sea Link

76. When was Bandra–Worli Sea Link opened to the public?
a) 24 March 2007
b) 24 March 2008
c) 24 March 2009
d) 24 March 2010

77. How many geographic regions is Maharashtra divided?
a) Six Regions
b) Five Regions
c) Four Regions
d) Three Regions

78. How many main Public Forestry Institutions (PFIs) are in the Maharashtra state?
a) Two PFIs
b) Three PFIs
c) Four PFIs
d) Five PFIs

79. When was the Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board constituted by the Government of Maharashtra?
a) January 2002
b) January 2006
c) January 2010
d) January 2012

80. How many tiger reserves are in Maharashtra?
a) Three
b) Six
c) Eight
d) Eleven

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81. Which is the newest Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra?
a) Pench Tiger Reserve
b) Melghat Tiger Reserve
c) Bor Tiger Reserve
d) Navegaon National Park

82. In which district is Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary located?
a) Pune District
b) Raigad District
c) Dhule District
d) Ahmednagar District

83. In which district is Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary located?
a) Ratnagiri District
b) Satara District
c) Kolhapur District
d) Solapur District

84. Who governs a district?
a) District Magistrate (DM)
b) Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM)
c) Director General of Police (DGP)
d) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)

85. Which is the largest city of Maharashtra as per population?
a) Nagpur
b) Nashik
c) Aurangabad
d) Solapur

86. Which Dance is performed in Ganesh Chaturthi by the Women of Goa and Maharashtra?
a) Lavani
b) Fugdi
c) Dhangar
d) Banjara

87. Which is the most populous religion of Maharashtra?
a) Islam
b) Christianity
c) Sikhism
d) Hinduism

88. Which is the most spoken language in Maharashtra?
a) Hindi
b) Gujarathi
c) Kanada
d) Marathi

89. How many MLAs are in the Government of Maharashtra?
a) 78 MLAs
b) 178 MLAs
c) 288 MLAs
d) 308 MLAs

90. What is the other name of the Legislative Assembly?
a) Vidhan Sabha
b) Vidhan Parishad
c) Vidhan Council
d) Legislative Council

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91. How many Council of Ministers are present in the Government of Maharashtra including the Chief Minsiter himself?
a) 23 Ministers
b) 22 Ministers
c) 21 Ministers
d) 20 Ministers

92. Who is the Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education of Maharashtra?
a) Prajakt Tanpure
b) Varsha Gaikwad
c) Amit Deshmukh
d) Chandrakant Dada Patil

93. Who is the current Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court (2023)?
a) Mohammad Rafiq
b) Sanjay Karol
c) Dipankar Datta
d) Pankaj Mithal

94. From which constituency did Aaditya Thackeray win the election?
a) Parli
b) Worli
c) Yeola
d) Bhokar

95. Which political party did former Chief Minister Vasantrao Banduji Patil belong to?
a) INC
b) BJP
c) SHS
d) NCP

Cabinet Ministers Of Maharashtra

1Eknath Shinde
Chief Minister
1) General Administration
2) Information Technology
3) Information & Public Relations
4) Urban Development
5) Public Works (Including Public Undertakings)
6) Transport
7) Marketing
8) Social Justice
9) Special Assistance
10) Relief & Rehabilitation
11) Disaster Management
12) Soil & Water Conservation
13) Environment & Climate Change
14) Minority Development & Aukaf
15) Ex. Servicemen Welfare
16) Majority Welfare Development
17) Earthquake Rehabilitation
18) Khar Land Development
19) Other Departments not Allocated to any Minister
2Devendra Fadnavis
Deputy Chief Minister
(Nagpur South West)
1) Home Affairs
2) Finance
3) Planning
4) Law & Judiciary
5) Water Resources
6) Command Area Development
7) Housing
8) Energy
9) Protocol
3Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil
1) Revenue
2) Animal Husbandry
3) Dairy Development
4Sudhir Mungantiwar
1) Forests Department
2) Cultural Affairs
3) Fisheries Department
5Chandrakant Patil
1) Higher Education & Technical Education
2) Textiles
3) Parliamentary Affairs
4) State Border Defence 
6Dr. Vijaykumar Gavit
Tribal DevelopmentBJP
7Girish Mahajan
1) Rural Development
2) Medical Education
3) Sports and Youth Welfare
8Gulab Raghunath Patil
(Jalgaon Rural)
1) Water Supply
2) Sanitation
9Dadaji Bhuse
(Malegaon Outer)
1) Ports Development
2) Mining Department
10Sanjay Rathod
Food & Drug AdministrationBSS
11Suresh Khade
12Sandipanrao Bhumre
1) Employment Guarantee
2) Horticulture
13Uday Samant
14Tanaji Sawant
Public Health & Family WelfareBSS
15Ravindra Chavan
1) Public Works (Excluding Public Undertakings)
2) Food & Civil Supplies
3) Consumer Affairs
16Abdul Sattar
17Deepak Kesarkar
1) School Education
2) Marathi Language
18Atul Save
(Aurangabad East)
1) Co-operation
2) Other Backward Bahujan Welfare
3) Other Backward Classes
4) Socially & Educationally Backward Classes
5) Vimukta Jati
6) Nomadic Tribes
7) Special Backward Classes Welfare
19Shambhuraj Desai
1) State Excise
2) State Border Defence
20Mangal Lodha
(Malabar Hill)
1) Tourism
2) Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
3) Women & Child Development
1) BSS: Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena
2) BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party

96. Who was the first Non-INC Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
a) Uddhav Bal Thackeray
b) Manohar Gajanan Joshi
c) Narayan Tatu Rane
d) Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis

97. Which is the largest Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra?
a) Amravati Municipal Corporation
b) Pune Municipal Corporation
c) Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation
d) Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

98. How many Cantonment Boards are in Maharashtra?
a) 5 Cantonment Boards
b) 7 Cantonment Boards
c) 9 Cantonment Boards
d) 10 Cantonment Boards

99. How many Municipal Corporations are in Maharashtra?
a) 18 Municipal Corporation
b) 25 Municipal Corporation
c) 27 Municipal Corporation
d) 29 Municipal Corporation

100. How many Municipal Councils are in Maharashtra?
a) 102 Municipal Councils
b) 222 Municipal Councils
c) 302 Municipal Councils
d) 352 Municipal Councils

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101. How many Nagar Panchayats are in Maharashtra?
a) 3 Nagar Panchayats
b) 4 Nagar Panchayats
c) 7 Nagar Panchayats
d) 9 Nagar Panchayats

102. How many regional branches does the Bombay High Court have?
a) Two Branches
b) Three Branches
c) Four Branches
d) Six Branches

103. Where is the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) located?
a) Colaba Causeway
b) Dalal Street
c) Bandra
d) Linking Road

104. When was the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) established?
a) 9 July 1675
b) 9 July 1775
c) 9 July 1875
d) 9 July 1975

105. Where is the Headquarters of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
a) Mumbai
b) Thane
c) Pune
d) Nagpur

106. When was the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) established?
a) 1992
b) 1994
c) 1996
d) 1998

107. Which Indian stock exchange introduced the first Dematerialized Electronic Exchange in the country?
a) BSE
b) NSE
c) CSE
d) ASE

108. What is the IATA of Aurangabad Airport?
b) AUA
c) AUG

109. The first passenger train in India ran from Mumbai to _____?
a) Nagpur
b) Chandrapur
c) Thane
d) Aurangabad

110. When did the first passenger train in India run?
a) 16 April 1853
b) 16 April 1863
c) 16 April 1873
d) 16 April 1883

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111. What was the Distance covered by the first passenger train in India?
a) 24 Km
b) 34 Km
c) 44 Km
d) 54 Km

112. What is the station code for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus?
b) CST

113. Who was the architect of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station?
a) Philip Johnson
b) Frederick William Stevens
c) Frank Lloyd Wright
d) Antoni Gaudí

114. When was the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) constituted?
a) 2002
b) 2004
c) 2006
d) 2008

115. When was Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport opened to the public?
a) 1982
b) 1962
c) 1952
d) 1942

116. When was the University of Mumbai established?
a) 1757
b) 1857
c) 1957
d) 1975

117. What is the Motto of the “University of Mumbai”?
a) Knowledge Is For The Well-Being Of Everyone
b) Knowledge Shines With Humility
c) The Fruit of Learning is Character and Righteous Conduct
d) Success Is Born Out Of Action

118. When was Savitribai Phule Pune University established?
a) 1949
b) 1959
c) 1969
d) 1979

119. What is the Motto of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)?
a) Knowledge Is The Supreme Goal
b) Knowledge Is One That Liberates
c) Inventions And Innovations
d) Arise, Awake, Strive For The Highest, And Be In The Light

120. When was the central university of Maharashtra “Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya” established?
a) 1977
b) 1987
c) 1997
d) 2001

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Important College/University Of Maharashtra

1College of Engineering, Pune1854
2Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute1821
3Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University1958
4Government Polytechnic, Nagpur1914
5Grant Medical College1845
6Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research1987
7Institute of Chemical Technology1933
8International Institute for Population Sciences1956
9Laxminarayan Institute of Technology1942
10Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai2015
11Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya1997
12Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University1923
13Sardar Patel College of Engineering1995
14Savitribai Phule Pune University1949
15Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University1916
16Tata Institute of Social Sciences1936
17Tata Memorial Centre1941
18Tilak Maharashtra University1921
19University of Mumbai1857
20Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute1887

121. Who is the founder of Wilson College, Mumbai?
a) Ratan Tata
b) John Wilson
c) Vasudev Balwant Phadke
d) Sir Charles Wood

122. When was Armed Forces Medical College established?
a) 1st May 1938
b) 1st May 1948
c) 1st May 1958
d) 1st May 1968

123. Who inaugurated Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station?
a) Lata Mangeshkar
b) Indira Gandhi
c) Rahul Gandhi
d) Babasaheb Ambedkar

124. When was the Plastic and Thermocol Products ban become effective in Maharashtra?
a) 23 May 2018
b) 23 June 2018
c) 23 July 2018
d) 23 August 2018

125. How many State Protected Monuments have been recognized by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Maharashtra?
a) 144 Monuments
b) 180 Monuments
c) 220 Monuments
d) 244 Monuments

126. Who is known as the Father of Marathi journalism?
a) Mahadev Govind Ranade
b) Balshastri Jambhekar
c) Gopal Hari Deshmukh,
d) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

127. What did Mahatma Gandhi call Bal Gangadhar Tilak?
a) The Father of the Indian Independence Movement
b) The Father of the Indian Unrest
c) Lokmanya Tilak
d) The Maker of Modern India

128. Which quote is related to Bal Gangadhar Tilak?
a) Satyamev Jayathe
b) Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it!
c) Jai Hind
d) Who lives if India dies

129. Which is the highest award in Indian cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution?
a) Dadasaheb Phalke Award
b) Academy Awards
c) Filmfare Awards
d) Indian Television Academy Awards

130. Who is known as the Father of Indian cinema?
a) Shreeram Lagoo
b) Dada Kondke
c) Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
d) V. Shantaram

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131. Which is the Oldest Continuously published Newspaper in India?
a) The Hindu
b) Mumbai Samachar
c) Sambad Kaumudi
d) Hicky’s Bengal Gazette

132. Which is the Oldest English Newspaper in India that is still in circulation?
a) Financial Times
b) Maharashtra Times
c) Times of India
d) Hicky’s Bengal Gazette

Newspaper Of Maharashtra Origin

1Business Standard1975
2Hindustan Times1924
6Maharashtra Times1962
7Mid Day1979
9Mumbai Mirror2005
11Tarun Bharat1919
12The Asian Age1994
13The Economic Times1961
14The Free Press Journal1928
15The Indian Express1932
16The Times of India1838

133. What was Mumbai Tigers FC formerly known as?
a) Sarada FC
b) Dodsal FC
c) Sahara FC
d) Dempo FC

134. When was Mumbai Indians” a franchise cricket team based in Mumbai founded?
a) 2008
b) 2006
c) 2010
d) 2004

135. When was the governing body for cricket in Mumbai, “Mumbai Cricket Association” founded?
a) 1930
b) 1940
c) 1950
d) 1960

136. Which stadium in Maharashtra hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final?
a) Wankhede Stadium
b) Brabourne Stadium
c) Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
d) Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

137. How many International Cricket Grounds are in Maharashtra?
a) 2
b) 4
c) 6
d) 8

138. Which International Cricket Ground in Maharashtra has the highest capacity?
a) Brabourne Stadium
b) Wankhede Stadium
c) Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
d) Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

139. When was Maharashtra Chess Association formed?
a) 1943
b) 1953
c) 1963
d) 1973

140. Who was the first athlete from India to win an individual medal in the Olympics who belongs from Maharashtra?
a) Vijender Kumar
b) K. D. Jadhav
c) Leander Paes
d) Abhinav Bindra

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141. Which game was invented in Maharashtra?
a) Polo
b) kabaddi
c) Kho kho
d) Chess

142. How many Exclusive UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in Maharashtra?
a) 3 Sites
b) 6 Sites
c) 4 Sites
d) 5 Sites

143. Which district is Mahabaleshwar located in?
a) Solapur District
b) Satara District
c) Ratnagiri District
d) Raigad District

144. Which district is Chikhaldara located in?
a) Amaravati District
b) Wardha District
c) Nanded District
d) Buldhana District

145. What separates Deccan Plateau from the Gangetic plain to the north?
a) Western Ghats
b) Vindhya Range
c) Satpura Range
d) Aravalli Range

Historical Maratha Dynasties and States

No.Maratha ClansRegion(s) ControlledPresent State
1BhonsleThanjavur StateTamil Nadu
2GaekwadBaroda StateGujarat
3GandekarBhor StateMaharashtra
4NewalkarJhansi StateUttar Pradesh
5HolkarsIndore StateMadhya Pradesh
6BhonsleNagpur StateMaharastra
7PawarDewas Senior
Dewas Junior
Dhar State
Chhatarpur State
Madhya Pradesh
8ShindeGwalior StateMadhya Pradesh
9PatwardhanJamkhandi StateKarnataka
10BhaveRamdurg StateKarnataka

146. Which city is known as the Cultural Hub of Maharashtra?
a) Pune
b) Thane
c) Nashik
d) Mumbai

147. How many floors are in the “Antilia Building”, which is a private residence of the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani & his family?
a) 27 Stories
b) 30 Stories
c) 37 Stories
d) 47 Stories

148. Which district is Pratapgad Fort located in?
a) Ratnagiri District
b) Solapur District
c) Kolhapur District
d) Satara District

149. In which year was Bombay renamed as Mumbai?
a) 1990
b) 1995
c) 2000
d) 2005

150. What was the original name of Aurangabad?
a) Khadki
b) Ambarapur
c) Ambanagari
d) Devagiri

Renamed Places In Maharashtra


151. Who is the administrator of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (2023)?
a) Iqbal Singh Chahal
b) Suhas Wadkar
c) Snehal Ambekar
d) Vishwanath Mahadeshwar

152. What is the total area of Mumbai?
a) 603 km2
b) 703 km2
c) 803 km2
d) 903 km2

153. Where is Hutatma Chowk?
a) East Mumbai
b) West Mumbai
c) North Mumbai
d) South Mumbai

154. When was the Bombay Reorganisation Act signed?
a) 1956
b) 1960
c) 1964
d) 1966

155. When were Elephanta Caves designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
a) 1977
b) 1987
c) 1997
d) 2007

156. Which fort is the Birth Place of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj?
a) Pratapgad Fort
b) Raigad Fort
c) Shivneri Fort
d) Singhad Fort

157. When was the Bombay High Court established?
a) 14 August 1842
b) 14 August 1852
c) 14 August 1862
d) 14 August 1872

158. How many constituencies are in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly?
a) 256 Constituencies
b) 260 Constituencies
c) 268 Constituencies
d) 288 Constituencies

159. Which Newspaper was founded by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1881?
a) Kesari
b) Ekmat
c) Saimat
d) Nava Kaal

160. When was the Third Battle of Panipat fought between the Maratha Empire and the invading Afghan Army?
a) 1761
b) 1771
c) 1792
d) 1804

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161. Who is known as the political guru of Mahatma Gandhi?
a) Nana Sahib
b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
d) Vasudev Balwant Phadke

162. Which is the longest river in Maharashtra?
a) Krishna River
b) Godavari River
c) Bhima River
d) Godavari River

163. Who was the first person to win the Jnanpith award for the Marathi Language?
a) Bhalchandra Nemade
b) Vinda Karandikar
c) Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
d) Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar

164. Who was the first person from Maharashtra to receive Bharat Ratna Award?
a) Dhondo Keshav Karve
b) Pandurang Vaman Kane
c) Vinoba Bhave
d) Lata Mangeshkar

165. When was the construction of Gateway of India completed?
a) 1914
b) 1924
c) 1934
d) 1944

166. Nagpur city is also known as ______ city.
a) Mango
b) Orange
c) Litchi
d) Wine

167. Who was the religious guru of Shivaji?
a) Samarth Ramdas
b) Dalai Lama
c) Paramhansa Yogananda
d) Advaita Acharya

168. Which king of England was presented “Mumbai” as a part of the dowry when he married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal?
a) King Charles I
b) King Charles II
c) King James I
d) King James II

169. The Gateway of India was erected to commemorate the landing of which King in 1911?
a) George II
b) George III
c) George IV
d) George V

170. Who initiated the Bhoodan Movement?
a) Mir Osman Ali Khan
b) V. Ramachandra Reddy
c) J.P. Narayan
d) Vinoba Bhave

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171. When was Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus completed?
a) 1844
b) 1866
c) 1877
d) 1888

172. Who was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mumbai?
a) John West
b) John Heaton
c) John Wilson
d) John Matthai

173. Who was the founder of Gwalior State?
a) Mahadaji Scindia
b) Dattaji Rao Scindia
c) Ranoji Sindhia
d) Jayappa Rao Shinde

174. Who published the Marathi magazine Samaj Swasthya (समाजस्वास्थ्य) starting from July 1927 until 1953?
a) Kamala Sohonie
b) Raghunath Dhondo Karve
c) Atul Gawande
d) Anandi Gopal Joshi

175. Who was known as Lokhitwadi?
a) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
b) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
c) Gopal Baba Walangkar
d) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

176. Who started the newspaper “Sudharak“?
a) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar
b) B. R. Ambedkar
c) Atmaram Pandurang
d) Jyotiba Phule

177. When was Project Tiger launched to increase the number of Bengal Tigers?
a) 1993
b) 1983
c) 1973
d) 1963

178. Who was the first director of Project Tiger?
a) J. R. Bhonsle
b) Madhuri Kanitkar
c) Namdeo Jadhav
d) Kailash Sankhala

179. Which River is known as the “Life Line of Maharashtra”?
a) Koyna River
b) Krishna River
c) Godavari River
d) Bhima River

180. How many districts of Maharashtra border with Gujarat?
a) Four
b) Five
c) Three
d) Seven

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181. Which district does the Konya River originate from?
a) Palaghar District
b) Satara District
c) Solapur District
d) Ahmadnagar District

182. Which is the largest dam in Maharashtra?
a) Ujjani Dam
b) Koyna Dam
c) Mula Dam
d) Mulshi Dam

183. Which district is Shivsagar Lake located in?
a) Satara District
b) Ratnagiri District
c) Sindhudurg District
d) Sangli District

184. Bombay High Court has three regional branches in?
a) Nagpur, Aurangabad, Panaji
b) Pune, Nashik, Mumbai
c) Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik
d) Thane, Pune, Panaji

185. Who staged the first Marathi-language play “Sita Swayamvar” in 1843?
a) V. Shantaram
b) Bhalji Pendharkar
c) Vishnudas Bhave
d) Dadasaheb Phalke

186. Who taught mathematics at Fergusson College in Pune, Maharashtra?
a) Govind Ballabh Pant
b) Dhondo Keshav Karve
c) B. R. Ambedkar
d) Krishnaji Gopal Karve

187. Who founded Arya Mahila Samaj?
a) Mandakini Amte
b) Pandita Ramabai
c) Anna Hazare
d) Raghunath Karve

188. Where was the first successful Cooperative sugar factory in India?
a) Ahmednagar District
b) Nashik District
c) Aurangabad District
d) Solapur District

189. When is Marathi Language Day celebrated?
a) January 27
b) February 27
c) August 27
d) November 27

190. Who is called the Second Founder of the Maratha State?
a) Balaji Bajirao
b) Balaji Vishwanath
c) Bahiroji Pingale
d) Parshuram Trimbak Kulkarni

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191. Who was the first person to establish the first Cotton Mill in Bombay on 7th July 1854?
a) Sanjay Kirloskar
b) Abasaheb Garware
c) Cowaszee Nanabhoy Davar
d) Hanmant Ramdas Gaikwad

192. Which bird is on the Bombay Natural History Society Logo?
a) Kingfisher
b) Hornbill
c) Pigeon
d) Dove

193. Which River is also known as Dakshina Ganga?
a) Indravati River
b) Narmada River
c) Krishna River
d) Godavari River

194. Who was the father of the Trade Union Movement in India?
a) Abasaheb Garware
b) Vivek Yeshwant Ranadivé
c) Narayan Meghaji Lokhande
d) Baburao Govindrao Shirke

195. When was “Maharashtra Bhushan”, the highest civilian award presented by the government of Maharashtra first started?
a) 1994
b) 1995
c) 1996
d) 1997

List Of Maharashtra Bhushan Awardees

1996Purushottam Laxman DeshpandeLiterature
1997Lata MangeshkarArts, Music
1999Vijay BhatkarScience
2001Sachin TendulkarSports
2002Bhimsen JoshiArts, Music
2003Abhay and Rani BangMedical Services
2004Baba AmteSocial Work
2005Raghunath Anant MashelkarScience
2006Ratan TataPublic Administration
2007R. K. PatilSocial Work
2008Nana DharmadhikariSocial Work
2008Mangesh PadgaonkarLiterature
2009Sulochana LatkarArt, Cinema
2010Jayant NarlikarScience
2011Anil KakodkarScience
2015Babasaheb PurandareLiterature
2019Ram v SutarSculptor
2020Asha BhosleArts, Music

196. Who was the first recipient of the Maharashtra Bhusan Award?
a) Lata Mangeshkar
b) Sachin Tendulkar
c) Ratan Tata
d) Purushottam Deshpande

197. Who was the first person to win Sahitya Akademi Award for Marathi?
a) Laxmanshastri Joshi
b) Bal Sitaram Mardhekar
c) Chintaman Ganesh Kolhatkar
d) Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

198. Which film was honored with the first president’s Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Marathi?
a) Mahatma Phule
b) Gruhdevta
c) Dhakti Jau
d) Sadhi Manasa

199. Who was the last Peshwa of the Maratha Empire?
a) Baji Rao I
b) Baji Rao II
c) Balaji Baji Rao
d) Balaji Vishwanath

200. Who published the first dictionary of Marathi in the Devanagari script in 1810?
a) Anna Babaji Latthe
b) William Carey
c) Laxman Madhav Patil
d) Dhanjishah Cooper

201. In which period Portuguese’s occupied Mumbai?
a) 1234–1365
b) 1334–1465
c) 1534–1665
d) 1634–1765

202. When did the Radio Club of Bombay make the first-ever broadcast in India?
a) 1913
b) 1923
c) 1933
d) 1943

203. How was Lonar Lake created?
a) Meteorite
b) Landslide
c) Earthquake
d) Rainfall

204. How many Hindu Caves are in the Elephanta Caves?
a) 5 Caves
b) 7 Caves
c) 8 Caves
d) 11 Caves

205. When was Victoria Terminus renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus?
a) 1995
b) 1996
c) 1997
d) 1998

206. How many Districts of Maharashtra share their border with Telangana?
a) 3 Districts
b) 4 Districts
c) 5 Districts
d) 6 Districts

207. How many Districts of Maharashtra share their border with Chhattisgarh?
a) 5 Districts
b) 4 Districts
c) 3 Districts
d) 2 Districts

208. How many Districts of Maharashtra share their border with Madhya Pradesh?
a) 10 Districts
b) 9 Districts
c) 8 Districts
d) 7 Districts

209. Which District of Maharashtra shares its border with Goa?
a) Sindhudurg
b) Kolhapur
c) Sangli
d) Ratnagiri

210. What game did K.D. Jadhav play that led him to win a medal at the Olympics?
a) Wrestling
b) Shooting
c) Weightlifting
d) Boxing

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211. Who became the first Grandmaster in Chess from Maharashtra?
a) Anjali Bhagwat
b) Pravin Thipsay
c) Umesh Yadav
d) Pravin Tendulkar

212. Where is Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute located?
a) Pune
b) Mumbai
c) Nagpur
d) Aurangabad

213. Which is the first Marathi Film, that is recognized as the first feature-length Indian film?
a) Kaliya Mardan Dadasaheb
b) Tilak’s Week
c) Lanka Dahan
d) Shree Pundalik

214. Which Maharashtrain Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 2018?
a) Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary
b) Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary
c) Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
d) Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

215. Which Indian freedom fighter was born in Ratnagiri?
a) Vasudev Balwant Phadke
b) B. R. Ambedkar
c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
d) Krishnaji Gopal Karve

216. Ratnagiri is famous for which fruit?
a) Custard Apple
b) Mango
c) Guava
d) Wine

217. Lasalgaon is a famous trading place for?
a) Onion
b) Garlic
c) Potatoes
d) Tomatoes

218. Which Maharashtrian district is popular for bananas?
a) Jalgaon District
b) Dhule District
c) Buldhana District
d) Akola District

219. When was the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur established?
a) 2012
b) 2014
c) 2015
d) 2016

220. Who is affectionately known as the Mother of Orphans because of her work in looking after abandoned children in Maharashtra?
a) Vimal Mundada
b) Anasuyabai Kale
c) Violet Alva
d) Sindhutai Sapkal 

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221. When was Quit India Movement launched?
a) 9 August 1940
b) 9 August 1941
c) 9 August 1942
d) 9 August 1943

222. Which lake is known for hosting the Sanskruti Arts Festival?
a) Upvan Lake
b) Lonar Lake
c) Venna Lake
d) Powai Lake

223. Where is Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve located?
a) Chandrapur District
b) Gondia District
c) Wardha District
d) Nagpur District

224. Where did Thibaw, the last king of Burma live in Maharashtra?
a) Ratnagiri
b) Raigad
c) Thane
d) Jalna

225. Where did the first electric train run its service in India?
a) Bombay to Nashik
b) Bombay to Kurla
c) Bombay to Thane
d) Bombay to Poona

226. Where is the Headquarters of SEBI?
a) Mumbai
b) Amravati
c) Panvel
d) Pune

227. What is the new name of Aurangabad Airport?
a) Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj Airport
b) Chhatrapati Satara Maharaj Airport
c) Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport
d) Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Airport

228. Where was the first underwater festival of India held?
a) Mumbai
b) Raigad
c) Ratnagiri
d) Pune

229. Which sea is on the western side of Maharashtra?
a) Arabian Sea
b) Caspian Sea
c) Bay of Bengal 
d) Indian Ocean

230. Which state is on the eastern side of Maharashtra?
a) Telangana
b) Chhattisgarh
c) Karnataka
d) Madhya Pradesh

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231. On which River Bank is Hazur Sahib Gurdwara located?
a) Konya River
b) Bhima River
c) Kundalika River
d) Godavari River

232. Where does the Tapti River empty its Basin?
a) Arabian Sea
b) Bay of Bengal
c) Indian Ocean
d) Red Sea

233. What is the rank of the Krishna River in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India taking into consideration River Ganga, River Godavari, and River Brahmaputra?
a) 1st
b) 2nd
c) 3rd
d) 4th

234. How many districts were there when Maharashtra came into existence on 1st May 1960?
a) 16 Districts
b) 20 Districts
c) 26 Districts
d) 30 Districts

235. Which is the Largest District of Maharashtra after Ahmednagar?
a) Pune
b) Nashik
c) Solapur
d) Gadchiroli

236. What was the name of the Narmada River given by the Britishers?
a) Narbada
b) Narmudda
c) Tapi
d) Sorrow of Bombay

237. Which Union Territory is on the northwest side of Maharashtra?
a) Puducherry
b) Lakshadweep
c) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
d) Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu

238. Which district is Gugamal National Park located in?
a) Yavatmal District
b) Amravati District
c) Akola District
d) Wardha District

239. Which Park is also known as Sanjay Gandhi National Park?
a) Borivali National Park
b) Chandoli National Park
c) Bor National Park
d) Navegaon National Park

240. How many Lanes are present in each direction of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link?
a) Six
b) Five
c) Four
d) Two

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241. Who is the designer of the Bandra–Worli Sea Link?
a) Seshadri Srinivasan
b) Rahul Mehrotra
c) Achyut Kanvinde
d) Benny Kuriakose

242. Which place in Maharashtra is considered to be one of Asia’s largest Slums?
a) Sonapur
b) Banganga
c) Dharavi
d) Antop Hill

243. Which National Highway runs through Mumbai?
a) NH-44
b) NH-48
c) NH-16
d) NH-42

244. The Deccan Queen connects the cities of Mumbai and _____?
a) Pune
b) Gondia
c) Kolhapur
d) Ahmednagar

245. What is the former name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport?
a) Bombay International Airport
b) J. R. D. Tata International Airport
c) Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj Airport
d) Sahar International Airport

Full-Form Related To Maharashtra

1BKCBandra Kurla Complex
2BSEBombay Stock Exchange
3CIDCOCity and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra
4CSIAChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
5CSMVSChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
6CSMTChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
7FDCMForest Development Corporation of Maharashtra
8JNPTJawaharlal Nehru Port
9MADCMaharashtra Airport Development Company
10MAHAGENCOMaharashtra Power Generation Company
11MFDMaharashtra Forest Department
12MGLMahanagar Gas Limited
13MHADAMaharashtra Housing and Area Development
14MIDCMaharashtra Industrial Development Corporation
15MIHANMulti-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur
16MSRTCMaharashtra State Road Transport Corporation
17MTDCMaharashtra Tourism Development Corporation
18PIECCPune International Exhibition and Convention Centre
19RADPLReliance Airport Developers
20VNITVisvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

246. Which city is known as the Motor City of India?
a) Pune
b) Nagpur
c) Mumbai
d) Nashik

247. What is the total area of the Pune Metropolitan Region?
a) 516 km2
b) 716 km2
c) 7,256 km2
d) 9,256 km2

248. Which region of Maharashtra borders the states of Karnataka and Telangana?
a) Marathwada
b) Vidarbha
c) Konkan
d) Khandesh

249. How many main Regions does Maharashtra have?
a) 3 Regions
b) 5 Regions
c) 6 Regions
d) 7 Regions

250. When was Shaniwar Wada built?
a) 1632
b) 1732
c) 1832
d) 1932

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251. Which is the tourism capital of Maharashtra?
a) Ahmednagar
b) Aurangabad
c) Chandrapur
d) Mumbai

252. When was the last Kumbha Mela held in the Nashik District of Maharashtra?
a) 2010
b) 2012
c) 2013
d) 2015

253. In which city is Deekshabhoomi located?
a) Panvel
b) Nagpur City
c) Navi Mumbai
d) Bhiwandi

254. What is the height of the Rajabai Clock Tower?
a) 85 m
b) 75 m
c) 105 m
d) 125 m

255. Who created Bibi Ka Maqbara?
a) Bahadur Shah
b) Aurangzeb
c) Shah Jahan
d) Jahangir

256. Who is the first Lokayukta of Maharashtra?
a) S. P. Kotwal
b) L. M. Nadkarni
c) A. R. Shimpi
d) S. V. Bhave

257. Who is the present Upa-Lokayukta of Maharashtra (2023)?
a) S. V. Bhave
b) Rabindranath Pyne
c) Shivaraj Patil
d) Sanjay Bhatia

258. When was the Maharashtra Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act passed?
a) 1981
b) 1971
c) 1961
d) 1951

259. Who was the first Upa-Lokayukta of Maharashtra?
a) S. P. Mohoni
b) S. V. Bhave
c) L. M. Nadkarni
d) N. Jayaraman

260. Who is the present Lokayukta of Maharashtra (2023)?
a) Justice Sanjay Bhatia
b) Justice M. L. Tahaliyani
c) Justice P. B. Gaikwad
d) Justice G. D. Patil

List Of Lokayukta Of Maharashtra

No.Hon’ble LokayuktaTerm InTerm Out
1Justice S. P. Kotval25 Oct 197224 Oct 1977
2Justice A. R. Shimpi02 Jan 197825 Jan 1979
3Justice N. D. Kamat06 Sep 197905 Sep 1984
4Justice V. S. Deshpande27 Sep 198426 Sep 1989
5Justice P. S. Shah26 Oct 198925 Oct 1994
6Justice H. H. Kantharia27 Oct 199430 Nov 1998
7Justice V. P. Tipnis01 Jan 199931 Dec 2003
8Justice G. D. Patil27 Jan 200426 Jan 2009
9Justice P. B. Gaikwad02 Jul 200901 Jul 2014
10Justice M. L. Tahaliyani24 Aug 201523 Aug 2020
11Justice V. M. Kanade19 Aug 2021Incumbent

List Of Upa-Lokayukta Of Maharashtra

No.Hon’ble LokayuktaTerm InTerm Out
1Shri L. M. Nadkarni01 Oct 197330 Sep 1978
2Shri S. V. Bhave16 Nov 197815 Nov 1983
3Shri S. P. Mohoni16 Nov 198315 Nov 1988
4Shri K. Sivaramakrishnan04 Feb 198903 Feb 1994
5Shri N. Jayaraman28 Feb 199427 Feb 1999
6Shri R. C. Iyer08 Mar 199907 Mar 2004
7Shri Suresh Kumar14 Jun 200413 Jun 2009
8Shri Johny Joseph01 Dec 200930 Nov 2014
9Dr. S. K. Sharma05 Dec 201504 Dec 2020
10Shri Dattatraya Padsalgikar08 Mar 201901 Nov 2019
11Shri Sanjay Bhatia28 Aug 2020Incumbent

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261. When was the Maharashtra Lokayukta Institution came into effect after the Act was passed in 1971?
a) 25th October 1971
b) 25th October 1972
c) 25th October 1973
d) 25th October 1974

262. How many Padma Vibhushan Award 2022 recipients were from Maharashtra?
a) 1 Recipient
b) 2 Recipients
c) 3 Recipients
d) 4 Recipients

263. How many Padma Bhushan Award 2022 recipients were from Maharashtra?
a) 1 Recipient
b) 2 Recipients
c) 3 Recipients
d) 4 Recipients

264. How many Padma Shri Award 2022 recipients were from Maharashtra?
a) 5 Recipients
b) 6 Recipients
c) 7 Recipients
d) 8 Recipients

265. Who is the first Padma Vibhushan Awardee of Maharashtra?
a) J. R. D. Tata
b) M. C. Setalvad
c) Dhondo Keshav Karve
d) Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher

266. Who is the first Padma Bhushan Awardee of Maharashtra?
a) Homi Jehangir Bhabha
b) Vasant Ramji Khanolkar
c) Pushpavati Janardenrai Mehta
d) Govind Sakharam Sardesai

267. Who is the first Padma Shri Awardee of Maharashtra?
a) Asha Devi Aryanayakam
b) Zarina Currimbhoy
c) Manak Jehangir Bhickaji Maneckji
d) Digamber Vasudev Joglekar

268. How many Padma Shri Award recipients were from Maharashtra when it was first awarded in 1954?
a) 3 Recipients
b) 4 Recipients
c) 5 Recipients
d) 6 Recipients

269. Who was Posthumously awarded the Padma Shri Award 2022 from Maharashtra?
a) Balaji Tambe
b) Bhimsen Singhal
c) Anil Kumar Rajvanshi
d) Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre

270. Which is the folk dance of Maharashtra?
a) Chanlam
b) Lavani
c) Koodiyattam
d) Kuchipudi

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271. Who is the name of the private residence of Ambanis?
a) Atkinson
b) Aquilaria
c) Antilia
d) Aberdeen

272. Which Indian city was selected as the host for the 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session?
a) Mumbai
b) Pune
c) Nagpur
d) Nashik

273. Who is the present Chief Minister of Maharashtra 2023?
a) Devendra Fadnavis
b) Uddhav Thackeray
c) Eknath Shinde
d) Prithviraj Chavan

274. Who is the present Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra 2023?
a) Devendra Fadnavis
b) Uddhav Thackeray
c) Eknath Shinde
d) Prithviraj Chavan

275. How many members are nominated in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four

276. Who is the speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (2023)?
a) Rahul Narwekar
b) Narhari Sitaram Zirwal
c) Nana Patole
d) Haribhau Bagade

277. Who is the Deputy Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (2023)?
a) Madhukarrao Chavan
b) Vasant Chinduji Purke
c) Vijayrao Bhaskarrao Auti
d) Narhari Sitaram Zirwal

278. Who is the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra?
a) Sitaram Kunte
b) Manu Kumar Srivastava
c) Debashish Chakrabarty
d) Sitaram Kunte

279. Who is the Principal Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra?
a) Santosh Kumar
b) Rakesh Naithani
c) Shweta Singhal
d) Prachi Jambhekar

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280. Who is the Chairman of the Maharashtra Legislative Council?
a) Neelam Gorhe
b) Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar
c) Shivajirao Deshmukh
d) Vasant Davkhare

281. Who is the Leader of the House of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly?
a) Eknath Shinde
b) Uddhav Thackeray
c) Devendra Fadnavis
d) Prithviraj Chavan

282. Who is the Chairman of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission?
a) Ajit Pawar
b) Urvinder Pal Singh Madan
c) K.R. Nimbalkar
d) Balasaheb Thorat

283. Who is the Chairman of the Maharashtra State Commission for Women?
a) Jayshree Mukherjee
b) Shweta Singhal
c) Sujata Saunik
d) Rupali Chakankar

284. Who is the present Election Commissioner of the Maharashtra State Election Commission?
a) Y.L. Rajvade
b) Urvinder Pal Singh Madan
c) Jogeshwar Sahariya
d) Nila Satyanarayana

285. Who was the first Election Commissioner of the Maharashtra State Election Commission?
a) D. N. Chaudhari
b) Y.L. Rajvade
c) Nandlal
d) Nila Satyanarayana

286. Who is the Director General of Maharashtra Police?
a) Dilip Walse
b) Rajnish Seth
c) Sanjay Pandey
d) Hemant Nagarale

287. How many women received the National Florence Nightingale Award 2020 from Maharashtra?
a) 2 Women
b) 3 Women
c) 4 Women
d) 5 Women

288. How many women received the National Florence Nightingale Award 2021 from Maharashtra?
a) 2 Women
b) 3 Women
c) 4 Women
d) 5 Women

289. Who is the current governor of Maharashtra? (2023)
a) Kateekal Sankaranarayanan
b) Ramesh Bais
c) Bhagat Singh Koshyari
d) Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao

290. How many persons have served as the Governor in Maharashtra?
a) 21 Governors
b) 22 Governors
c) 23 Governors
d) 24 Governors

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