Consider the following statements:

  • 1. The duration of the monsoon decreases from southern India to northern India.
  • 2. The amount of annual rainfall in the northern plains of India decreases from east to west.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2


The amount of rainfall decreases from east to west owing to the progressive decrease in humidity of the winds.

Southern part of India, being near to sea, gets rainfall early and for a longer duration than in northern part.

The correct option is C.