Geography Previous Year Questions
Q1. The expression South Asia usually includes
(a) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and SriLanka
(b) Nepal, Bhutan, India, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and SriLanka
(c) Bangladesh, India, China, Nepal, Japan, Pakistan and Maldives
(d) Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
Q2. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
1. Moraines formed at the : Medial moraine sides of a glacier
2. An elongated and narrow : Fiord coastal indentation resulting from drowning of deeps glacial trough
3. A crescent shaped sand : Barchan dune with horns
4. A sudden break in slope : Knick fount of the long profile of a river
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) 1, 3, and 4 only
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (d) 2, 3 and 4 only
Q3. Arrange the following mountain peaks in descending order of their respective height.
(a) Mount Blanc, Jungfrau, Kamet, Mt Markham
(b) Kamet, Mount Blanc, Mt Markham, Jungfrau
(c) Jungfrau, Kamet, Mount Blanc, Mt Markham
(d) Mt Markham Mt Blanc, Kamet, Jungfrau
Q4. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(a) The Ganga has the fastest growing delta in India
(b) The Krishna delta appears to merge with the Godavari delta
(c) There are more frequent floods caused by Cauvery than Ganga
(d) The Ganga delta is characterized by mangrove forest
Q5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below List I List II
A. Chakrata 1. Assam
B. Haflong 2. West Bengal
C. Kalimpong 3. Uttarakhand
D. Kufri 4. Himachal Pradesh
A B C D
(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 3 1 4 2
(c) 3 1 2 4
(d) 1 3 4 2
Q6. Where is Copacabana Beach located?
(a) Buenos Aires
(b) Hawaiian Islands
(c) Rio de Janerio
Q7. The Earth’s magnetism is due to the presence of
(a) Fe in core
(b) Si and Mg rich rocks in crust
(c) olivine and pyroxeno in upper mantle
(d) Mg and Fe silicate in lower mantle
Q8. The theory suggesting that the continents of South America and Africa were once joined together was the
(a) continental drift theory
(b) tetrahedral theory
(c) Kant’s theory
(d) Ritter’s theory
Q9. Most of the rivers flowing west-ward from the Western Ghats do not form deltas because
(a) of the high gradient
(b) they are too slow
(c) they are not perennial
(d) there is no vegetation
Q10. Oil is found in petroliferous rock. Which one among the following structures demonstrates an ideal trap?
(a) Horizontal structure (b) Fault structure
(c) Synclinal structure (d) Anticlinal structure
Q11. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
List I List II
A. Black Sea 1. Bulgaria
B. Red Sea 2. China
C. Yellow Sea 3. Eritrea
D. Caspian Sea 4. Kazakhstan
A B C D
(a) 1 4 2 3
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 2 4 1 3
Q12. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Bahamas : Nassau
(b) Costa Rica : San Jose
(c) Nicaragua : Beloropar
(d) Dominican Republic : Santa Domingo
Q13. Orographic rainfall occurs
(a) Along the Western Ghats
(b) Along Aravali Hills
(c) Along Coromandel Coast
(d) In Gujarat
Q14. Other than poaching, what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of Ganges River Dolphins?
1. Construction of dams and barrages on rivers.
2. Increase in the population of crocodiles in the rivers.
3. Getting trapped in fishing nets accidently.
4. Use of synthetic fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals in crop fields in the vicinity of rivers.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) All above
Q15. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Govind Sagar Sutlej
(b) Kolleru Lake Krishna
(c) Ukai Reservoir Tapi
(d) Wular Lake Jhelum
Q16. Consider the following agricultural practices:
1. Contour bunding
2. Relay cropping
3. Zero tillage In the context of global climate change, which of the above helps/help in carbon sequestration/ storage in the soil?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None of them
Q17. Maximum genetic diversity is found in the
(a) Temperate forests
(b) Tropical rain forests
(c) Subtropical forests
(d) Coniferous forests
Q18. What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial countercurrent?
(a) The Earth’s rotation on its axis
(b) Convergence of the two equatorial currents
(c) Difference in salinity of water
(d) Occurrence of the belt of calm near the equator
Q19. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of passes when one travels along the Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim?
Q20. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists.
(Industry) (Industrial Centre)
(A) Aluminium (1) Coimbatore
(B) Heavy Electricals (2) Renukoot
(C) Petrochemicals (3) Vadodara
(D) Cotton Textiles (4) Jagdishpur
(a) A – 2; B – 4; C – 3; D – 1
(b) A – 1; B – 3; C – 4; D – 2
(c) A – 1; B – 4; C – 3; D – 2
(d) A – 2; B – 3; C – 4; D – 1
Q21. Match the following Lis t I Lis t II
(Indus trial production) (Place of production)
A. Bras sware 1. Kanchipuram
B. Silk Sarees 2. Lucknow
C. Chikkan Embroidery 3. Muradabad
D. Sports Goods 4. Jalandhar
A B C D
(a) 3 1 2 4
(b) 3 2 1 4
(c) 4 2 1 3
(d) 4 1 2 3
Q22. Consider the following statements regarding submarine canyons:
1. They are largely found in front of large rivers.
2. They are rarely found in islands studded seas or along desert coasts.
3. They are absent along straight coasts.
4. They are commonly found off the coast of North America from Canada to Cape Hatteras.
Which of the above mentioned statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only (d) 1, 2, and 4 only
Q23. Match List I with List II and find out the correct answer by using the code given below List I List II
A. Angel falls 1. U.S.A.
B. Yosemite 2. Venezuela
C. Uitshi 3. Guyana
D. Takkakau 4. Canada
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 3 4 2 1
(c) 2 1 3 4
(d) 4 3 1 2
Q24. Match list I with list II and select the correct answer using the code given below List I List II
(Type of climate) (Region)
A. Aw 1. Rain, shadow of Karnataka
B. A m w 2. Thar Desert
C. B S h w 3. West Bengal and Bihar
D. B W h w 4. Malabar Coast
A B C D
(a) 3 4 2 1
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 2 4 1 3
Q25. Which of the following statements about the cultivation of tea and coffee is true?
(a) Tea grows at a higher altitude than coffee
(b) Coffee grows at a higher altitude than tea
(c) Both grow at about the same altitude
(d) There is no climatic relationship between the two crops