Why are dewdrops not formed on a cloudy night?

  1. Clouds absorb the radiation released from the Earth's surface.
  2. Clouds reflect back the Earth's radiation.
  3. The Earth's surface would have low temperature on cloudy nights.
  4. Clouds deflect the blowing wind to ground level.
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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
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In India, maximum amount of rainfall is received from

  1. Western Disturbances
  2. North-east Monsoon
  3. South-west Monsoon
  4. Retreating Monsoon
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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
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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
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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
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MONEX is associated with

  1. Montreal experiment
  2. Monetary experiment
  3. Monsoon experiment
  4. Lunar experiment
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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
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The technique of inducing rain from cloud is called

  1. Cloud seeding
  2. Cloud control
  3. Cloud computing
  4. Cloud engineering
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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
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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
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Consider the following factors:

  • 1. Rotation of the Earth
  • 2. Air pressure and wind
  • 3. Density of ocean water
  • 4. Revolution of the Earth

Which of the above factors influence the ocean currents?

  1. 1 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 2 only
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Which one of the following is the characteristic climate of the Tropical Savannah Region?

  1. A definite dry and wet season
  2. An extremely short dry season
  3. Rainfall throughout the year
  4. Rainfall in winter only
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In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical latitudes, cyclone does not originate. What is the reason?

  1. Sea surface temperatures are low
  2. Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone seldom occurs
  3. Coriolis force is too weak
  4. Absence of land in those regions
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What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter-current?

  1. The Earth's rotation on its axis
  2. Convergence of the two equatorial currents 
  3. Difference in salinity of water 
  4. Occurrence of the belt of calm near the equator
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