UPSC  Geography

1. Between India and East Asia, the navigation-time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following?
1. Deepening the Malacca straits between Malaysia and Indonesia.
2. Opening a new canal across the Kra isthmus between the Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

2. In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area?

Montane Wet Temporate Forest Sub – tropical Dry Evergreen Forest Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest

3. At which one of the following places do two important rivers of India originate, while one of them flows towards north and merges with another important river flowing towards Bay of Bengal, the other one flows towards arabian Sea?

Amarkantak Badrinath Mahabaleshwar Nasik

4. Match List (Ores) with List II (States where they are mined. and select the correct answer
A. Manganese 1. Madhya Pradesh
B. Nickel 2. Orissa
C. Lead-zinc 3. Rajasthan
D. Asbestos 4. andhra Pradesh

A-1.; B-3.; C-3.; D-4. A-4.; B-3.; C-2.; D-1. A- 1.; B- 2.; C-3.; D-4. A-4.; B- 2.; C-3.; D- 1.

5. Consider the following countries:
1. switzerland
2. Malta
3. Bulgaria
Which of the above are members of European Union?

1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

6. Match List I with List II
List-I (Town) List-II (river Nearer to it)
A. Betul 1. Indravati
B. Jagdalpur 2. Narmada
C. Jabalpur 3. Shipra
D. Ujjain 4. Tapti

A-1; B-4; C-2; D-3 A-4; B-1; C-2; D-3 A-4; B-1;C-3; D-2 A-1; B-4;C-3; D-2

7. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
(Waterfalls to river)
1) Kapildhara Falls : godavari
2) Jog Falls : Sharavati
3) Isvasamudram Falls : Cauvery

1) and 2) only 2) and 3) only 1) and 3) only 1), 2) and 3)

8. Which one of the following is correct order of layers in atmosphere?

Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Exosphere Stratosphere, Troposphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Exosphere Stratosphere, Troposphere, Mesosphere, Exosphere, Thermosphere Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Exosphere, Thermosphere

9. Which one of the following is true about stratosphere?
1. Ozone layer is found in stratosphere.
2. Aeroplanes fly in stratosphere.
Select the correct options:

1 only 2 only Both None

10. Earth is nearest to the sun on

4th July 23rd Sep 21st June 3rd January


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