Geography Previous Year Questions
Q1. Consider the following states.
1. U.P. 2. Maharashtra
3. Tamil Nadu 4. Bihar
Select the correct sequence of these states in descending order of sugarcane production
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 1, 2, 4 and 3
(c) 1, 3, 2 and 4 (d) 1, 4, 2 and 3
Q2. Which of the following rivers is the source of water for the Rajasthan canal?
Q3. Caldera is a feature associated with
(c) Folding of rocks
(d) Faulting of mountains
Q4. The prefix minus (−) before the zones to the east of International Date Line indicates
(a) the number of hours to be subtracted to obtain the Greenwich time
(b) the number of hours to be added to obtain the Greenwich time
(c) a convention
(d) none of these
Q5. Jet streams are usually found in the
(a) ozonosphere (b) mesosphere
(c) tropopause (d) ionosphere
Q6. Which soil requires the least tilling ?
(a) Red (b) Black
(c) Laterite (d) Alluvial
Q7. Leaching is the maximum in the soil type of
(a) Laterite (b) Red
(c) Regur (d) Desert
Q8. Which one of the following groups represents the intrusive igneous rocks?
(a) Granite, diorite, peridotite and gabro
(b) Granite, diorite, gabro and shale
(c) Gab r o , d i o r i t e , s a n d s t o n e an d peridotite
(d) Peridotite, granite, gabro and rock salt
Q9. Atmospheric pressure depends on
1. Temperature of the air.
2. Altitude above sea level
3. Moisture in the air
4. Rotation of the earth
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (d) 2, 3 and 4
Q10. Which one of the following countries is planning to construct a rival to the Panama Canal, to link the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans?
(a) Colombia (b) Costa Rica
(c) Guatemala (d) Nicaragua
Q11. Match List I (Minerals) with List II (Location) and select the correct answer using the code given below List I List II
A. Coal 1. Giridih
B. Copper 2. Jayamkonda cholapuram
C. Manganese 3. Alwar
D. Lignite 4. Dharwar
A B C D
(a) 1 4 3 2
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 1 3 4 2
(d) 2 4 3 1
Q12. Consider the map given below :
0° 180° ANTARCTICA South Pole In which one of the following areas is the Indian Ocean located on the map?
(a) 90° E – 180°
(b) 0 – 90° W
(c) 0 – 90° E
(d) 90° W – 180°
Q13. The term that best describes the shape of the Earth is
(a) geoid (b) globe
(c) sphere (d) ellipse
Q14. Which of the following statement(s) regarding geographical conditions of the crops is/are found to be correct?
Sr. No Name Rainfall Temp. Areas of Production
I. Wheat 50–75 cm 20°C – 25°C Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
II. Rice 100–150 cm 30°C – 35°C West Bengal, Bihar
III. Cotton 50–100 cm 21°C – 24°C Maharashtra, Gujarat
(a) I and II (b) I, II and III (c) II and III (d) All are incorrect
Q15. Which among the following statements characterized EI Nino?
I. It occurs at irregular intervals
II. It carriers warmer water
III. It carries less saline water
IV. Its atmospheric equivalent is southern oscillation.
Select the correct, answer using the code given below
(a) I and II only (b) II and III only
(c) III and IV only (d) I, II, III and IV
Q16. In India, in which one of the following areas are the tropical evergreen forests found ?
(a) The Western Ghats (b) The Eastern Ghats
(c) The Western Himalaya (d) The Central Himalaya
Q17. The concept of sustainable development relates to
(a) consumption levels (b) exhaustible resources
(c) social equity (d) intergenerational equity
Q18. Which one of the following represent the most active volcanoes?
(a) Etna and Stromboli
(b) Etna and Visuvius
(c) Visuvius and Kilimanjaro
(d) Stromboli and Popa
Q19. Westerlies in southern hemisphere are stronger and persistent than in northern hemisphere. Why?
1. Southern hemisphere has less landmass as compared to northern hemisphere.
2. Coriolis force is higher in southern hemisphere as compared to northern hemisphere.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q20. Which state of India is not almost bisected by the Tropic of Cancer?
(a) Gujarat (b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Chhattisgarh (d) Jharkhand
Q21. Which of the following pair is/are correctly matched?
Hydroelectric plant State
1. Dul Hasti Punjab
2. Tehri Uttarakhand
3. Shivasamudram Karnataka
4. Pykara Kerala
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4 (d) 4 and 1
Q22. The graph given below shows the mean average monthly temperatures (in °(c) and mean monthly rainfall (in cms) of a place This graph is indicative of which one of the climatic zones of the world?
(a) Wet and dry tropical
(b) Rainy tropical
(c) Semi-arid tropical
(d) Temperate marine
Q23. causes the high temperatures of the stratopause.
(a) Ultraviolet absorption by the ozone layer
(b) Its altitude
(c) both of these
(d) none of these
Q24. Which one of the following is the characteristic climate of the Tropical Savannah Region?
(a) Rainfall throughout the year
(b) Rainfall in winter only
(c) An extremely short dry season
(d) A definite dry and wet season
Q25. What are the ways for the restoration of the soil?
II. Vapour extraction
Which of the following statement is correct
(a) I and II only (b) II, III and IV only
(c) I, II and III only (d) All