• INDIAN POLITY FOR CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATIONS
  • Indian Culture for Prelims Preparation
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Science & Technology
  • Indian History
  • Current Affairs

Economic and Social Geography of India

  1. Population geography
  • Distribution
  • Density
  • Growth
  • Composition
  1. Migration
  • Types
  • Causes
  • Consequences
  1. Human development
  2. Settlements
  3. Land resources
  4. Water resources
  5. Mineral resource energy resource
  6. Manufacturing industry
  7. Transport communication
  8. Sustainable-development
  9. International trade
  • NCERT- Contemporary India II- Class X
  • NCERT- Indian People and Economy- Class XII
  • Majid Hussain- Geography of India- Chapters- 7 to 15

[2011 Prelims]

1)India is regarded as a country with “Demographic Dividend’’. This is due to ?

(a) Its high population in the age group below 15 years.

(b) Its high population in the age group of 15-64 years.

(c) Its high population in the age group above 65 years.

(d) Its high total population.

[2012 Prelims]

1)Despite having large reserves of coal, why does India import millions of tonnes of coal?

  1. It is the policy of India to save its own coal reserves for future and import it from other countries for the present use.
  2.  most of the power plants in India are coal based and they are not able to get sufficient applies of coal from within the country.
  3. Steel companies need large quantity of coking coal which has to be imported

Select the correct option.

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

2)Consider the following specific stages of demographic transition associated with economic development:

  1. Low birth rate with low death rate
  2. High birth rate with high death rate
  3. High birth rate with low death rate

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1, 2, 3

b) 3, 2, 1

c) 2, 3, 1

d) 3, 2, 1

3)Which of the following is the chief characteristic of ‘mixed farming’?

  1. a) Cultivation of both cash crops and food crops
  2. b) Cultivation of two or more crops in the same field
  3. c) Rearing of animals and cultivation of crops together
  4. d) None of the above. 2012 Prelims

[2013 Prelims]

1)Which of the following is / are the characteristic/ characteristics of Indian coal?

  1. High ash content
  2. Low sulphur content
  3. Low ash fusion temperature

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

2)Consider the following pairs :Tribe State

  1. Limboo (Limbu) : Sikkim
  2. Karbi : Himachal Pradesh
  3. Dongaria : Odisha
  4. Bonda : Tamil Nadu

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

[2014 Prelims]

1)Consider the following pairs :Region well-known for the production of

  1. Kinnaur : Areca nut
  2. Mewat : Mango
  3. Coromandel : Soya bean

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None

2)With reference to two non-conventional energy sources called ‘coalbed methane’ and ‘shale gas’, consider the following ‘statements:

  1. Coalbed methane is the pure methane gas extracted from coal seams, while shale gas is a mixture of propane and butane

only that can be extracted from fine-grained sedimentary rocks.

  1. In India abundant coalbed methane sources exist, but so far no shale gas sources have been found.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only     

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 or 2

[2015 Prelims]

1)In India, the steel production industry requires the import of

(a) saltpetre

(b) rock phosphate

(c) coking coal

(d) All of the above

2)In India, the steel production industry requires the import of

(a) saltpetre

(b) rock phosphate

(c) coking coal

(d) All of the above

[2016 Prelims]

1)In which of the following regions of India are shale gas resources found?

  1. Cambay Basin
  2. Cauvery Basin
  3. Krishna-Godavari Basin

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3