States of India

There are 36 states and union territories in India. How many can you name?
Quiz by Cyn
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Last updated: May 18, 2021
First submittedJanuary 5, 2012
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State
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
State
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Telangana
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
 
Union Territory
Andaman and
Nicobar Islands
Chandigarh
Delhi
Lakshadweep
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
and Daman and Diu
Puducherry
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2012
What happened to Pondicherry and Daman & Diu?
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Level 38
Aug 1, 2012
They are Union Territories.
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Level 32
Aug 10, 2021
Uhhhh i was only 2 at this time.
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Level 69
Aug 21, 2021
Damn wtf, I though I was young on this site. I was 12 when that comment was written
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Level 51
Nov 8, 2013
Orissa has changed name to Odisha now...
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Level 38
Nov 8, 2013
Edited! Thanks!
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Level 13
Feb 20, 2014
andhra is bifurcated
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Level 56
Nov 15, 2014
please also accept Uttaranchal for Uttarakhand, it was the name until recently
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Level 38
Feb 1, 2015
It does accept!
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Level 81
Nov 5, 2015
Did not?
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Level 85
Nov 5, 2015
Yes it does
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Level 85
Nov 5, 2015
Nice quiz. Just managed to get them all. Maybe you can add another half a minute or even a full minute because the spelling of many states is really not straightforward for non Indian natives. Also for all the pradeshes you just need the first word, except Uttar Pradesh where you require Uttar P, which is a bit weird.
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Level 65
Jan 3, 2018
I think the reason you need "Uttar P" is because there's another state "Uttarakhand", which has the first few letters in common.
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Level 57
Feb 21, 2018
You could write it UP also
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Level 64
Nov 7, 2015
I typed "up" and "mp" and they work for their respective Pradesh states

time is tight though.

One day when I do eventually get to see the world's largest democracy I will not be totally ignorant. At least I love cricket which is a good start in a country like India.

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Level 85
May 20, 2021
So then why don't "hp" and "ap" work? OK, I guess there are two "ap"s...
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Level 63
May 25, 2021
We commonly use AP for Andhra Pradesh.
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Level 83
Jun 4, 2016
Please accept Pondichéry.
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Level 61
Dec 25, 2017
Can you please accept WB for West Bengal ?
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Level 18
Jun 6, 2018
They accept mh for maharashtra and Up for uttar pradesh
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Level 57
Oct 20, 2018
Please accept Maharastra for Maharashtra. There are questions about transliteration anyway for ष - even Wikipedia transliterates as "sa" - so even though Maharashtra is the formal English spelling, lots of folks (raises hand here!) may hear it said or read it in devanagari but don't immediately think of it as "sh." The sound is in between.
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Level 74
Nov 18, 2019
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Level 51
Aug 29, 2020
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Level 52
Nov 23, 2020
÷1
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Level 57
Mar 3, 2021
I1
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Level 51
Mar 4, 2021
x1
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Level 55
May 19, 2021
^1
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Level 31
May 25, 2021
=
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Level 75
May 25, 2021
mod 1
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Level 44
May 25, 2021
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^1 (read about Knuth's up-arrow notation if you don't get it).
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Level 51
May 27, 2021
/11x1
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Level 42
Dec 14, 2021
*1
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2022
=1
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2022
The sound is quite far back (it is a retroflex S represented by this IPA symbol: ʂ) so it's definitely not similar to the English S, but it is sometimes transcribed as Ṣ, so accepting S would be understandable.

this has 12 replies but this is the first one not just doing math lol

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Level 76
Jan 30, 2019
Sri Lanka has disappeared from the map?
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Level 54
Sep 20, 2020
:(
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Level 83
Mar 3, 2019
I got Karnataka because I know that's where Satya Sai Baba is supposed to be reincarnated. Missed most of the rest.
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Level 83
May 25, 2021
got 18 on this go... still only worth 1 point.
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Level 70
May 25, 2021
The curve on this quiz is insanely high. The only two I missed were Dadra/Nagar Haveli/Daman/Diu and Lakshadweep, both pretty obscure, and yet I still only beat 78% of test takers :/
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Level 83
May 25, 2021
Probably being mostly taken by Indians. Not that I'm excusing the collective ignorance of the rest of us.
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Level 70
Jun 19, 2021
Yeah, that makes sense.

Anyways, for anyone who enjoyed this quiz, try my South Asia in 1947 map quiz! You may be surprised at just how complex it was :)

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Level 55
Aug 5, 2019
Soon to be changed
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Level 61
Aug 5, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir has been divided into the Union Territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh today.
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Level ∞
Aug 6, 2019
It's going to take awhile to update since we don't have any maps showing the new territories.
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Level 62
Nov 5, 2019
New maps have been released now
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Level 60
Jul 9, 2020
See the comment of IAB. He/she has provided the link for the new map.
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Level 88
Nov 29, 2019
is it possible to mark some of the smaller regions differently, most of them are nearly impossible to spot and lakshadweep is not shown at all (maybe needs a shaded region in sea)
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Level 55
Jun 8, 2020
6 months later... still nothing.
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Level 40
Mar 26, 2020
Hey Quizmaster, Please make a "Geography Tournament" and winner be given badges.
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Level 53
Apr 9, 2020
Please update quiz to include Ladakh
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Level 33
Apr 29, 2020
Only got the Andaman Islands since: north sentinel island
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Level 64
May 15, 2020
Please include J&K and Ladakh as union territories. And remove J&K from list of states.
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2020
Why is Lakshadweep in between Delhi and Dadra / Nagar Haveli?
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Level 57
Jul 2, 2020
the spelling of odisha took me more than 30 seconds
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Level 60
Jul 9, 2020
Funny how India agreed on the plebiscite and then made Kashmir a province/state. I thought the will of the Kashmiris would be heard first. And before you point out, Pakistan does not claim Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan as its own, they are still shown as disputed territories in Pakistani maps.
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Level 51
Jul 14, 2020
WHEN are you going to update the quiz to have Ladakh?
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Level 53
Jul 15, 2020
Maybe his account is inactive? Hasn't updated the quiz since November 2018
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Level 65
Aug 13, 2020
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have merged into a single union territory since January 2020
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Level 38
Aug 28, 2020
Who always forgets the spelling of Arunachal Pradesh and Maharashtra. Lol even im indian.
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Level 47
Sep 8, 2020
KASHMIR IS A DISPUTED REGION.
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Level 63
May 25, 2021
GO AWAY
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2020
Yay, I can get them all now!

So that’s the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia and now India that I can do :)

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Level 74
Sep 28, 2020
And Kiribati because it has no subdivisions
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Level 44
May 25, 2021
And Monaco, Singapore, and the Vatican City.
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Level 44
May 25, 2021
Now you can try Slovenia! WARNING!
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2022
I learned Sierra Leone's subdivisions in 5 seconds!
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Level 62
Oct 12, 2020
This could really use an update...
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2020
I'll look for new maps soon.
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2020
Sorry, NaturalEarth still hasn't updated their maps yet.
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Level 53
Oct 23, 2020
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/149667/states-of-india-map-quiz This quiz has updated maps
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Level 44
Dec 3, 2020
My parents were born in India!!!!
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Level 72
May 19, 2021
You and 20% of the earth
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Level 52
Jan 27, 2021
It's strange that Chandigarh should be a separate answer to the two states it's the capital of :-S
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Level 62
Mar 21, 2021
It's a very weird situation. Chandigarh is a capital of 2 states , yet neither control it and the central government controls it instead...
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Level 51
Dec 29, 2021
Chandigarh is a weird city overall. Whenever i would go to chandigarh during my visits to India before the rapid modernization in the last 3 years, it was already clean. The city is a planned city, and there was no congestion there. Its a pretty nice city. There is basically no smog there unlike other cities in the area. This is very confusing as the government cities that the reason for the pollution is that farmers near cities burn rice husks in order to keep warm, but the fact is that Chandigarh is located in probably the most farm-dense area of India (and thus the world).
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Level 74
Mar 31, 2021
Hi Cyn,

First of all thanks you for this great quiz!

I wanted to tell you that I have made a French version of this quiz. I am sorry I didn't ask you first. If it bother you I can delete my version.

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Level 53
Apr 19, 2021
This quiz could really use an update...

Been almost two years since Ladakh was created

And one year since Daman and Diu were merged with Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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Level 85
May 18, 2021
Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, are NOT states (any more), they are union territories.
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Level 62
May 19, 2021
Thanks for the update, but I don't understand the rationale behind graying out Siachen. I know it is disputed, but Jetpunk shows the all other disputed territories as part of the country that controls it. Siachen has been under Indian control since 1984.
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Level 55
May 19, 2021
Dunno. Maybe it's because India and Pakistan give the site lots of traffic, and they don't want to spark too much controversy?
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Level 28
May 24, 2021
Finally added Ladakh.
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Level 33
May 25, 2021
Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are an Union Territory, not a State.
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Level 54
May 25, 2021
Despite being Pakistani, Got 25/36
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Level 55
May 25, 2021
I'm pretty sure that Pakistanis know a lot more about India than any other country does besides India, and Vice Versa.
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Level 70
May 25, 2021
Bangladeshis also know a lot about India. I'm guessing Nepalis and Sri Lankans do too. I know what you mean, but I just wanted to point this out.
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Level 60
May 25, 2021
Finally, the quiz has got updated! Just one thing: Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are union territories and not states (as depicted in the quiz). Please correct this.
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Level 44
May 25, 2021
Despite being Finnish, got 34/36 = 94%
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Level 78
Sep 24, 2021
Well you are not "finnished" until you get all 36.
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Level 73
May 25, 2021
Ugh ran out of time due to my inability to spell many of these.
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Level 80
May 25, 2021
Ladakh is a Union Territory, not a State. Ditto for Jammu and Kashmir.
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Level 60
May 25, 2021
I had no idea the Ladakh was a state, let alone that big!
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Level 44
May 29, 2021
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu are not the same union territories.
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Level 55
May 29, 2021
They merged about a year ago.
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Level 73
Aug 10, 2021
Why are the union territories not sorted in alphabetical order
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Level 20
Nov 13, 2021
Wow, 100%... safe to say I am a PRO at Indian states huh uh!
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Level 20
Dec 21, 2021
Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are now UTS
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Level 32
Apr 4, 2022
I GOT ALL EXCEPT CHANDIGARH, WHERE I COME FROM... (wish me rip)