Important GK questions on the Indian states and their capitals for students


India is such a rich country, we should all know about it as much as we can! We truly have inherited a goldmine of heritage, traditions and cultures that set us apart from the rest of the world and make us who we are – a diverse nation that’s united on all fronts.

While there is no age to learn about our beautiful nation, starting early is best. Kids in junior school must be taught about India, its states and union territories as they are a very important part of general knowledge. Learning about Indian states and their capitals can get kids curious enough to want to know more about our country.

Our democratic nation that gained independence on 15th August in 1947 has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty, topography, customs, religions and languages. Each state of India has its own unique identity, language and traditions that set it apart from others and add to its geographical and cultural importance. There is no end to exploring in a nation like India.

When it comes to gleaning basic general knowledge about Indian states, students must know that India has 28 states and 9 union territories. They all have unique flora and fauna, landscape, history and ethnicities, thus making our nation diverse.

Knowing about individual states can help children acquire knowledge about what lends each state its distinctive qualities. That is not all. Learning where each state and its capital are located can also build a child’s geographical knowledge, thus helping them understand the world around us a little bit better.

Indian states and capital quiz

Students learn faster when learning is fun! So if you want the kids of your class to gain general knowledge about Indian states and union territories, we have prepared an Indian states and capitals quiz. You can play it out as a class activity, dividing children into groups and maintaining a score board so you know which group wins this round of a fun-filled quiz.

Here are the questions. You can get them printed if you like!

  1. Guess the capital city of Maharashtra.
    • Chennai
    • Kolkata
    • New Delhi
    • Mumbai
  2. This is the capital city of the picturesque state of Uttarakhand.
    • Dehradun
    • Shimla
    • Nainital
    • Ooty
  3. The capital city of this north-eastern state is Dispur.
    • Meghalaya
    • Assom
    • Tripura
    • Mizoram
  4. Jammu and Kashmir has a summer and a winter capital. Can you guess its summer capital?
    • Jammu
    • Srinagar
    • Leh
    • Pulwama
  5. This union territory has Kavaratti as its capital.
    • Chandigarh
    • Daman & Diu
    • Dadra & Nagar Haveli
    • Lakshadweep
  6. Guess the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
    • Pondicherry
    • Port Blair
    • Daman
    • None of the above
  7. Which of the following cities is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh?
    • Raipur
    • Panaji
    • Itanagar
    • Bhopal
  8. This state has Ranchi as its capital city. Choose the right answer from these options!
    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Chhattisgarh
    • Bihar
    • Jharkhand
  9. Odisha’s capital is _______?
    • Bhubaneshwar
    • Puri
    • Cuttack
    • Calcutta

  10. Next question on this list of Indian states and capital is: this union territory has Silvassa as its capital. Guess the correct answer!
    • New Delhi
    • Pondicherry
    • Lakshadweep
    • Daman & Diu
  11. Which of these is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh?
    • Lucknow
    • Prayagraj
    • Kanpur
    • Indore
  12. This city is the capital of the north-eastern state of Meghalaya.
    • Shillong
    • Aizawl
    • Agartala
    • Kohima
  13. Guess the capital of the western state of Gujarat.
    • Ahmedabad
    • Gandhinagar
    • Surat
    • Rajkot
  14. Kerala, “god’s own country” as it’s popularly known, has this city as it’s capital.
    • Kollam
    • Thiruvananthapuram
    • Kochi
    • Kozhikode

  15. Which of these states has Gangtok as its capital?
    • Nagaland
    • Tripura
    • Mizoram
    • Sikkim
  16. What is the capital of Karnataka? Hint: this city is also known as the Silicon Valley of India!
    • Bengaluru
    • Coorg
    • Mangaluru
    • Mysuru
  17. Guess the capital of the beautiful, beachy state of Goa!
    • Imphal
    • Bombay
    • Panaji
    • None of the above
  18. This city is the capital of the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh.
    • Leh
    • Manali
    • Chandigarh
    • Shimla
  19. Guess the capital city of the northern state of Punjab.
    • Jalandhar
    • Amritsar
    • Chandigarh
    • None of the above
  20. Kolkata, erstwhile Calcutta, is the capital of this eastern state.
    • Arunachal Pradesh
    • Odisha
    • Assom
    • West Bengal
  21. Which of these is not a union territory?
    • Chandigarh
    • Ladakh
    • Pondicherry
    • Panaji
  22. New Delhi is the capital of the union territory of Delhi.
    • True
    • False
  23. Patna is the capital city of which of these states?
    • Bihar
    • Jharkhand
    • Chhattisgarh
    • Rajasthan
  24. The capital city of which state is known as Pink City?
    • Maharashtra
    • Rajasthan
    • Gujarat
    • Tamil Nadu
  25. Imphal is the largest city as well as the capital of which of these states?
    • Telangana
    • Mizoram
    • Manipur
    • None of the above

That was fun, right? General knowledge activities like that help you learn this list of Indian states and their capitals can be a very enriching and engaging exercise for children. When learning is fun, kids are highly likely to retain what has been taught in the classroom. So make sure you keep hosting fun quizzes from time to time. As for the answers to the above, they have been given below!

1.d) Mumbai

2.a) Dehradun

3.b) Assom

4.b) Srinagar

5.d) Lakshadweep

6.b) Andaman & Nicobar Islands

7.c) Itanagar

8.d) Jharkhand

9.a) Bhubaneswar

10.d) Daman & Diu

11.a) Lucknow

12.a) Shillong

13.b) Gandhinagar

14.b) Thiruvananthapuram

15.d) Sikkim

16.a) Bengaluru

17.c) Panaji

18.d) Shimla

19.c) Chandigarh

20.d) West Bengal

21.d) Panaji

22.a) True

23.a) Bihar

24.b) Rajasthan

25.c) Manipur

Knowing about Indian states and their capitals is a must for children. It broadens their knowledge about our country and inspires interest, urging them to learn more about our country. Naturally, learning can be made fun by the implementation of engaging activities such as the quiz given above. At EuroKids, we try to keep learning engaging and fun for all our preschool students across India. We have developed a unique curriculum that involves each of the child’s senses in the process of learning so they are better equipped to absorb the lessons they receive. To know more about it, drop by any one of our EuroKids centres across the nation.