Odisha GK

Odisha General knowledge (Odisha GK) is an important topic for OSSC Exams, OSSSC Exams, OPSC Exams and all other Odisha Competitive Exams.

  1. Odisha Formation Day?
    Ans: April 1, 1936. Also known as Utkal Divas.
  2. When did Odisha become a separate province?
    Ans: In 1936.
  3. What was the ancient name of Odisha?
    Ans: Kalinga.
  4. When was Utkal Samillani formed?
    Ans: In 1903, by Madhushudan Das.
  5. In which year did Mahatma Gandhi come to Odisha for promoting Non-Cooperation Movement?
    Ans: In 1921.
  6. Who founded the Satyabadi School with Nationalist Spirit in Odisha?
    Ans: Gopabandhu Das.
  7. When was the hero of Odisha Laxman Naik executed?
    Ans: 29th March, 1943. In Berhampur Central jail, for Bharat Chada Andalan.
  8. Who became a martyr in Odisha during the Quit India Movement?
    Ans: Laxman Naik.
  9. Which events in Odisha is similar to the Jallianwala Bagh incident in Punjab?
    Ans: The Massacre of Eram (Bhadrak district).
  10. Tropic of Cancer passes through which city of Odisha?
    Ans: No single city passes through it.
  11. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel came to Odisha for its merger in which year?
    Ans: 1947.
  12. Which district was not amalgamated into Odisha in 1948?
    Ans: Mayurbhanj. It was added in 1949.
  13. Who had the distinction of being the first Martyr of Odisha who sacrificed fighting the British rule in 1804?
    Ans: Jayi Rajaguru Mahapatra.
  14. Which is the highest point in Odisha?
    Ans: Deomali mountain peak. Situated in Koraput dist, 1672m height. Tallest Peak of the Eastern Ghats.
  15. Which is the largest lake in Odisha?
    Ans: Chilka Lake. It’s a saltwater lagoon spread over Puri, Khurda, and Ganjam districts of Odisha’s east coast.
  16. Who is the longest-serving Chief minister?
    Ans: Naveen Patnaik. Serving since 2000.
  17. What is the former capital of Orissa?
    Ans: Bhubaneswar, since August 19, 1949.
  18. The famous war of Kalinga was fought in the year:
    Ans: 261 BC.
  19. What is the official language of Odisha state?
    Ans: Odia.
  20. Which is the maiden Odia Cinema?
    Ans: Sita Bibaha. First black and white movie, released in 1936.
  21. Total Number of National Parks In Odisha:
    Ans: 2. Similipal National park – Tiger (Mayurbhanj) and Bhitarkanika – Crocodile (Kendrapada).
  22. Total Number of Wildlife Sanctuary In Odisha:
    Ans: 21.
  23. Which place is popular for the world-known rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtles?
    Ans: Gahirmatha beach (Kendrapada).
  24. Which temple is built in the 9th century AD and is dedicated to Lord Shiva?
    Ans: Mukteswar temple (Bhubaneswar).
  25. Which state is to the West of Odisha?
    Ans: Chhattisgarh.
  26. The hot water spring Atri is located in which district?
    Ans: Khurda District.
  27. When was the super cyclone held in Odisha?
    Ans: 1999.
  28. What is the literacy rate of Odisha?
    Ans: 72.9% (According to the 2021 census).
  29. Which one is the largest district of Odisha area-wise?
    Ans: Mayurbhanj.
  30. Which temple is built along the bank of Bindu Sagar Lake?
    Ans: Ananta Basudeva temple (Bhubaneshwar).
  31. The Daiteswar temple is situated in which cities of Odisha?
    Ans: Bhubaneswar.
  32. Which temple is located in Jajpur?
    Ans: Biraja.
  33. Chausathi Yogini temple located in Hirapur, Khordha is near which important city of Odisha?
    Ans: Bhubaneswar.
  34. Huma temple located in Sambalpur has which striking feature?
    Ans: Leaning structure.
  35. Which temple in Odisha was called ‘White Pagoda’ by the Europeans?
    Ans: Jagannath temple.
  36. The Jagannath Puri Temple was built in the year:
    Ans: 1161 AD.
  37. Which is the first Odia newspaper of Odisha?
    Ans: Utkala Deepika.
  38. Which day is celebrated as ‘Odia Journalism Day’?
    Ans: 4th August.
  39. A memorial award is given in the memory of which famous director from Ollywood?
    Ans: Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami.
  40. Which of the following excavation sites is not a part of the Diamond Triangle of Odisha’s archaeology?
    Ans: Khandagiri.
  41. Which of the following inscriptions throws light on the administration of Asoka in Kalinga?
    Ans: Both Dhauli and Jaugada.
  42. Who were the rulers of Kalinga before the establishment of the Maurya dynasty?
    Ans: Nands.
  43. Famous newspaper ‘The Samaja’ started in which year?
    Ans: 1919.
  44. Lingaraj temple of Bhubaneswar built by King Jajati Keshari of the Somavamshi dynasty is attributed to which god/goddess?
    Ans: Shiva.
  45. The climate of Odisha is of which type?
    Ans: Tropical.
  46. Ekamravan garden is situated in which city of Odisha?
    Ans: Bhubaneswar.
  47. The largest tribe in Odisha is:
    Ans: Kandha.
  48. Dongria Kondhs reside in which district?
    Ans: Kalahandi.
  49. Which country is comparable in size to Odisha?
    Ans: Bangladesh.
  50. Talcher Thermal Power Plant is a type of which of the following?
    Ans: Coal-based.
  51. Which of the following is the state animal of Odisha?
    Ans: Sambar deer.
  52. How many seats are in the Odisha Legislative Assembly?
    Ans: 147 seats.
  53. Total Number of Lok Sabha seats in Odisha?
    Ans: 21.
  54. What is the classical dance of Odisha?
    Ans: Odissi.
  55. Total Number of Blocks in Odisha?
    Ans: 314.
  56. The Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneswar was constructed by which dynasty?
    Ans: Soma Dynasty, by Jajati Keshari, in the 11th century CE.
  57. Which of the following scheme was launched on 15th August, 2018?
    Ans: Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana
  58. Which of the following schemes is destined to promote Odia language by providing scholarship?
    Ans: Bhasha Brutti Puraskar Scholarship Programme
  59. Which of the following is concentrated for the welfare of construction workers?
    Ans: Nirman Shramik Pension Yojana
  60. Who was the first woman to be elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly?
    Ans: Sarala Devi
  61. An endangered species Saltwater crocodile is found in which National park of Odisha?
    Ans: Bhitarkanika National Park
  62. Nandankanan Zoological Park was established in which year?
    Ans: 1960
  63. The Brahmani is formed by the confluence of
    Ans: Sankh & Koel
  64. Which state has the highest number of ‘PVTGS’ in India?
    Ans: Odisha
  65. What was the main purpose of the Odia Movement?
    Ans: Unification of Odia and safeguarding areas to secure the language and culture
  66. As per Census 2011, what is the rank of Odisha in terms of ST population in the country?
    Ans: 3
  67. Utkal Sammilani was formed during which national conference?
    Ans: First Odia National Conference
  68. When was Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary designated as an elephant reserve?
    Ans: 1982
  69. What is the population density of Odisha as per 2011 census?
    Ans: 270 per sq km
  70. On which date did the Eram incident happen?
    Ans: 28 September 1942
  71. What is the rank of Odisha in Nickel production?
    Ans: 1st
  72. Who is known as the Grand old man of Odisha?
    Ans: Madhusudan Das
  73. Which is the State Bird of Odisha?
    Ans: Bluejay
  74. What is the literacy rate of Odisha as per 2011 census?
    Ans: 72.9%
  75. Which city is known as the silver city of India?
    Ans: Cuttack
  76. Which is the classical dance of Odisha?
    Ans: Odissi
  77. Total Number of Blocks in Odisha
    Ans: 314
  78. The Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneswar was constructed by which dynasty?
    Ans: Soma Dynasty
  79. Who founded the Satyabadi School in Odisha?
    Ans: Gopabandhu Das
  80. In the year 1971, the Fertilizer Corporation of India set up a fertilizer unit at which place of Odisha?
    Ans: Talcher
  81. Who is the school and mass education minister of Odisha under the ministry of our CM?
    Ans: Samir Ranjan Das
  82. Who is the Higher Education Minister of Odisha under the ministry Shri Naveen Patnaik?
    Ans: Arun Kumar Sahoo
  83. How many rivers are included in the Hexadeltal region?
    Ans: 6 Rivers
  84. ‘Kaincha’ is a type of
    Ans: Golden grass
  85. Odia is the _____ Indian classical language.
    Ans: 6th
  86. Total Number of Lok Sabha seats in Odisha?
    Ans: 21
  87. The election to the first Odisha Legislative Assembly in 1937 was held for how many seats?
    Ans: 60
  88. Where is the headquarter of the Central Division?
    Ans: Cuttack
  89. Who was founded the Satyabadi School in Odisha?
    Ans: Gopabandhu Das
  90. Which is the State Dance of Odisha that is also in the 8 Classical Dances of India?
    Ans: Odissi
  91. How many terms did Naveen Patnaik become the Chief Minister?
    Ans: 5 Terms
  92. Which is the most popular novel written by Fakir Mohan Senapati?
    Ans: Chha Mana Atha Guntha
  93. Who was the first Governor of Odisha after Independence?
    Ans: Kailash Nath Katju
  94. Who wrote the first Odia play ‘Babaji’ in 1877?
    Ans: Jagmohan Leela
  95. How many Divisions are in Odisha?
    Ans: 3 Divisions
  96. Great epic ‘Geeta Govinda’ was written by which eminent literary personality of Odisha?
    Ans: Jayadeva
  97. Which District borders the Bay of Bengal?
    Ans: Kendrapara
  98. Who shifted the capital from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar in Odisha?
    Ans: Harekrushna Mahatab
  99. Which is the second largest river of Odisha?
    Ans: Brahmani River