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

India-Physiography

  1. Location and Its Features
  2. Rock Systems
  3. Physiography
  4. Drainage System
  • NCERT- CLASS IX- Contemporary India I- Chapter 1,2 & 3
  • NCERT- Class XI- Indian Physical Environment- Chapter 1,2 & 3
  • Majid Hussain- Geography of India- Chapter 1,2 & 3

[2011 Prelims]

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 ?

(a) 1 only.

(b) 2 only.

(c) Both 1 and 2.

(d) Neither 1 nor 2.

2)The Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy and Mekong rivers originate in Tibet narrow and parallel mountain ranges in their upper reaches. Of these rivers, Brahmaputra makes a “U” turn in its course to flow into India. This “U” turn is due to ?

(a) Uplift of folded Himalayan series.’

(b) Syntaxial bending of geologically young Himalayas.

(c) Geotectonic disturbance in the tertiary folded mountain chains.

(d) Both (a) and (b) above

[2012 Prelims]

1)A particular State in India has the following characteristics:

1.It is located on the same latitude which passes through northern Rajasthan.

2.It has over 80% of its area under forest cover.

3.Over 12% of the forest over constitutes Protected Area Network in this State.

Which one among the following States has all the above characteristics?

a) Arunachal Pradesh

b) Assam

c) Himachal Pradesh

d) Uttarakhand

3)When you travel in Himalayas, you will see the following. :

1.Deep gorges

2.U-turn river courses

3.Parallel mountain ranges

4.steep gradients causing land sliding

Which of the above can be said to be the evidences for the Himalayas being young fold mountains?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 4 only

c) 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

[2013 Prelims]

1)The Narmada river flows to the west while most other large peninsular rivers flow to the east. Why?

1.It occupies a linear rift valley.

2.It flows between the Vindhyas and the Satpuras.

3.The land slopes to the west from Central India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) None

[2014 Prelims]

1) Which of the following have coral reefs?

1.Andaman and Nicobar Islands

2.Gulf of Kachchh

3.Gulf of Mannar

4.Sunderbans

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

2)Consider the following pairs :Hills Region

1.Cardamom Hills :  Coromandel Coast

2.Kaimur Hills :  Konkan Coast

3.Mahadeo Hills :  Central India

4.Mikir Hills :  NorthEast India

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 2 and 4 

3)Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the ‘Ten Degree Channel’?

(a) Andaman and Nicobar

(b) Nicobar and Sumatra

(c) Maldives and Lakshadweep

(d) Sumatra and Java

4)Consider the following rivers:

1.Barak

2.Lohit

3.Subansiri

Which of the above flows / flow through Arunachal Pradesh?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

5) Consider the following pairs :Wetlands  & Confluence of rivers

1.Harike Wetlands :  Confluence of Beas and Satluj/Sutlej

2.Keoladeo Ghana National Park : Confluence of Banas and Chambal

3.Kolleru Lake : Confluence of Musi and Krishna

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(e) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

[2015 Prelims]

1)Which one of the following regions of India has a combination of mangrove forest, evergreen forest and deciduous forest?

(a) North Coastal Andhra Pradesh

(b) South-West Bengal

(c) Southern Saurashtra

(d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands  

2)Which one of the following pairs of States of India indicates the easternmost and westernmost State?

(a) Assam and Rajasthan

(b) Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan

(c) Assam and Gujarat

(d) Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat

3)Consider the following rivers :

1.Vamsadhara

2.lndravati

3.Pranahita

4.Pennar

Which of the above are tributaries of

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 4

(d) 2 and 3 only

[2016 Prelims]

1)Which of the following is/are tributary tributaries of Brahmaputra?

1.Dibang

2.Kameng

3.Lohit

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

2) Consider the following pairs:

Famous place          Region

1. Bodhgaya             Baghelkhand

2. Khajuraho            Bundelkhand

3. Shirdi                     Vidarbha

4. Nasik (Nashik)     Malwa

5. Tirupati                 Rayalaseema

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 2, 3, 4 and 5

(c) 2 and 5 only

(d) 1, 3, 4 and 5

[2017 Prelims]

1) Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar ?

(a) Sumatra

(b) Borneo

(c) Java

(d) Sri Lanka

Answer: A

2) At one of the places in India, if you stand on the seashore and watch the sea, you will find that the sea water recedes from the shore line a few kilometres and comes back to the shore, twice a day, and you can actually walk on the sea floor when the water recedes. This unique phenomenon is seen at

(a) Bhavnagar

(b) Bheemunipatnam

(c) Chandipur

(d) Nagapattinam

Answer: C

3) With reference to river Teesta, consider the following statements:

  1. The source of river Teesta is the same as that of Brahmaputra but it flows through Sikkim.
  2. River Rangeet originates in Sikkim and it is a tributary of river Teesta.
  3. River Teesta flows into Bay of Bengal on the border of India and Bangladesh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

 

4)  If you travel by road from Kohima to Kottayam, what is the minimum number of States within India through which you can travel, including the origin and the destination?

(a) 6

(b) 7

(c) 8

(d) 9

Answer: B

5) Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, the Himalayas are spread over five States only.
  2. Western Ghats are spread over five States only.
  3. Pulicat Lake is spread over two States only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 3 only

Answer: B