UPSC  Geography

1. The best way to improve crop production in India is to increase the crop intensity ie by increasing gross sown area.
Which is not the hindering factor involved in improving the crop intensity?

Infertile soil. Deficiency in moisture, especially in rain fed region. Insufficient usage of manures and fertilizers. Large tracts of black soil.

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

3. Which of the statements are true regarding Equatorial climatic conditions?
1) It is known as latitudinal climate.
2) Low range of temperature is mainly due to the equatorial air mass.
3) There is no seasonality in this region or there are no distinguished seasons unlike other climatic regions.
Which among the following statement/s is/are true?

3 only. 2, 3 only. 1, 2 only. All the above.

4. Consider the statements regarding the Mediterranean climate.
1) During summers this climatic region comes under the influence of On-shore Westerly wind.
2) During winters this climatic region comes under the influence of Off-shore Trade wind.
3) atmospheric stability exists over the region during summers because of anti-cyclonic conditions.
Which of the statement/s is/are correct?

1, 2 only. 3 only. All the above. None of the above.

5. Desert is mainly located in the tropical West margins of the continents. What is/are the possible reason/s?
1) Existence of the perennial high pressure over this region.
2) Prevailing On-shore winds throughout the year.
3) Cold currents on the continental west margins add to the atmospheric stability of the region.
Choose the correct code from the following.

1 only. 1, 2 only. 1, 3 only. 2, 3 only.

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

Montane Wet Temperate Forest Sub-tropical Dry Evergreen Forest Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest

7. What are the factors that have favoured the Wheat production in North West India?
1) Western disturbances.
2) Fertile alluvial soil brought down mainly by Indus and ganga river system.
3) Semi arid region.
Choose the correct code from the following.

1, 2 only. 2, 3 only. 1, 3 only. All the above.

8. Natural levees are depositional landforms on either side of the banks of a river. What are the disadvantages of natural levees.
1) Levees if breached can cause catastrophic floods.
2) Levee forming regions cannot be used for agricultural purposes.
3) Levee formation leads to sedimentation of river basins.
Choose the correct disadvantage/s from the following codes.

1, 2 only. 2, 3 only. 1, 3 only. All the above.

9. Which of the following statements regarding laterate soils of India are correct?
1. They are generally red in colour.
2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.
3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.
4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1, 2 and 3 2, 3 and 4 1 and 4 2 and 3 only

10. The latitudes that pass through Sikkim also pass through:

Rajasthan Punjab Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir


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