Geography: India and World

The Kashmir region receives additional amount of precipitation during the winter brought by

  1. South-west Monsoon
  2. Western Disturbances
  3. Retreating Monsoon
  4. Temperate Cyclone

Which part of India has the Kalakot tertiary coal field?

  1. Brahmaputra river basin of Assam
  2. Damodar river basin of Jharkhand and West Bengal
  3. Himalayan mountain region
  4. Cardamom hills in Kerala

Koradi Thermal Power Station is located in

  1. Nagpur
  2. Raipur
  3. Mumbai
  4. Secunderabad

The shortest day length that occurs in the Northern hemisphere is on

  1. 21st March
  2. 23rd September
  3. 22nd November
  4. 22nd December

In India, maximum amount of rainfall is received from

  1. Western Disturbances
  2. North-east Monsoon
  3. South-west Monsoon
  4. Retreating Monsoon

Which set of the following biosphere reserves in India is included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves?

  1. Gulf of Mannar, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Simlipal
  2. Gulf of Mannar, Kanchanjunga, Nokrek and Seshachalam
  3. Nilgiri, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Panna
  4. Nilgiri, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Seshachalam

Sunrise in eastern Arunachal Pradesh would be about how many hours before the sunrise in western Gujarat?\

  1. One hour
  2. Two hours
  3. Three hours
  4. Four hours

Which one of the following States in India has the longest coastline?

  1. Odisha
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Karnataka
  4. West Bengal

Which one of the following States in India has the largest area under forest cover?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Which one of the following is not an igneous rock?

  1. Gabbro
  2. Granite
  3. Dolomite
  4. Basalt

The Coriolis effect is the result of

  1. Pressure gradient
  2. Earth’s axis of inclination
  3. Earth’s rotation
  4. Earth’s revolution

Where is Mekong Delta located?

  1. Thailand
  2. Cambodia
  3. Myanmar
  4. Vietnam

Which one of the following pairs of rivers and tributaries is not correctly matched?

  1. Godavari : Indravati
  2. Ganga : Penganga
  3. Krishna : Bhima
  4. Luni : Sukri

Consider the following characteristics of a tropical cyclone:

  1. A warm sea temperature of > 26 Degree Celcius
  2. High relative humidity of atmosphere at a height of > 700 m
  3. Atmospheric instability

The above mentioned characteristics are associated with which one of the following cycles of its development?

  1. Formulation and initial stage
  2. Modification stage
  3. Full maturity
  4. Decay

The Aral Sea is situated between

  1. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
  2. Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
  3. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
  4. Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

Which one among the following is the oldest nuclear power plant in India?

  1. Kaiga
  2. Tarapur
  3. Kundankulam
  4. Kakrapar

The volcanic island 'Barren Island' is located in

  1. Chile
  2. India
  3. Italy
  4. Iceland

Longest day/night is experienced during a year in the

  1. Equator
  2. Pole
  3. Tropics of Cancer / Capricorn
  4. Arctic / Antarctic Circle

Gir National Park is famous for

  1. Tiger
  2. Lion
  3. Migratory birds
  4. One-horn rhinoceros

Which of the following is an example of subsistence farming?

  1. Commercial farming
  2. Organic farming
  3. Extensive and intensive farming
  4. Shifting cultivation

Arrange the locations of four oil refineries of India from west to east.

  1. Koyali, Panipat, Kochi, Mathura
  2. Kochi, Koyali, Panipat, Mathura
  3. Koyali, Kochi, Panipat, Mathura
  4. Koyali, Panipat, Mathura, Kochi

Which of the following methods is/are suitable for soil conservation in hilly regions?

  1. Terracing and contour bunding
  2. Shifting cultivation
  3. Contour ploughing

Select the correct answer using codes given below:

  1. Only 2
  2. Only 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Which one among the following is a micro nutrient present in soil for various crops?

  1. Potassium
  2. Magnesium
  3. Calcium
  4. Manganese

Arrange the following features formed by rivers in its course starting from upstream:

  1. Meanders
  2. Falls
  3. Delta
  4. Oxbow Lake

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1-4-2-3
  2. 2-1-4-3
  3. 1-2-3-4
  4. 2-1-3-4

Which of the following rivers does not flow into the Bay of Bengal?

  1. Godavari
  2. Mahanadi
  3. Tapti
  4. Cauvery

Which one among the following Indian rivers originates in Maharashtra and flows through Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to meet the Bay of Bengal in Andhra coast?

  1. Krishna
  2. Mahanadi
  3. Godavari
  4. Kaveri

The Equatorial region has no other season except summer. What could be the reason?

  1. The length of day and night is more or less equal over the year
  2. The Earth's rotational velocity is maximum at the Equator
  3. The coriolis force is zero at the Equator

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

The Earth without rotational movement would result into

  1. No sun-rise and sun-set
  2. No occurrence of day and night cycle
  3. Only one season

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 only

MONEX is associated with

  1. Montreal experiment
  2. Monetary experiment
  3. Monsoon experiment
  4. Lunar experiment

Consider the following statements with regard to cold waves in winter season in northern India:

  1. There is lack of maritime influence
  2. Northern India is nearer to the Himalayan region
  3. Air mass comes from polar regions to northern India

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1 only

The technique of inducing rain from cloud is called

  1. Cloud seeding
  2. Cloud control
  3. Cloud computing
  4. Cloud engineering

Which of the following would have happened if the Himalayas did not exist?

  1. North western part of India would have experienced humid condition
  2. Coastal India would have experienced Mediterranean climate
  3. North Indian plain would have been much cooler in winter
  4. Monsoon rains would have taken place in winter months

In which one of the following islands of India is an active volcano found?

  1. Barren Island
  2. Car Nicobar Island
  3. Maya Bunder Island
  4. Nancowry Island

Seismic gaps are

  1. plate boundaries having no volcanic activity
  2. parts of plate boundaries in oceans where tsunamis occur frequently
  3. sections of plate boundaries that have not ruptured in the recent past
  4. sections of plate boundaries that have ruptured repeatedly in the recent past

Which one of the following is a land-locked harbor?

  1. Haldia
  2. Ennore
  3. Vishakhapatnam
  4. Mumbai

How many kilometers are represented by 1° of latitude?

  1. 111 km
  2. 321 km
  3. 211 km
  4. 91 km

The planetary winds that blow from the subtropical high-pressure belts to the Equator are known as

  1. Westerlies
  2. Polar Winds
  3. Doldrums
  4. Trade Winds

'Global Dimming' means

  1. gradual reduction in the amount of global direct irradiance at the earth surface
  2. gradual loss of biodiversity hot spots
  3. gradual increase in the melting of ice in polar regions
  4. gradual increase of the temperature of ionosphere

Which among the following Indian rivers flows from east to west, eventually meeting Arabian sea?

  1. Narmada
  2. Godavari
  3. Krishna
  4. Kaveri

Which among the following is the oldest mountain range in India?

  1. Western ghats
  2. Aravalli range
  3. Satpura range
  4. Vindhyan range

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