WBCS MAIN PAPER III : GEOGRAPHY - POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA AND STATES FORMATION

1. Palghat gap is situated beüeen

(A) Oandakaranya and Bester

(B) Vindhya and Satpura

(C) Nilgiri and Anaimalai

(D) Oodabeta and Anaimudi

2. Arrange the following States of India according to their decreasing length ot mainland coastline:

(A)Andhra Pradesh: Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat

(B) Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra

(C) Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra: Gujarat

(D) Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu

3. In India sandalwood is mostly found in the State of

(A) Karnataka (B) Kerala (C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Maharashtra 

4. Which ot the following countries has longest common border with India?

(A) China (B) Pakistan (C) Bangladesh (D) Myanmar

5. Which is the highest peak in the Zanskar Range? 

(A) Annapurna (B) Kamet (C) K2 (D) Everest 

6. Which one the following constitutes the largest physiographic division of the country?

(A) The Peninsular Plateau

(B) The Great Himalayan range

(C) The Northern Plain of India

(D) The Deccan trap

7. Which ot the following pass connects Shimla with Tibet?

(A) Thang La (B) delep La (C) Zozila (D) Shipki La

8. The Standard Meridian (82:30E) of India does not pass through 

 (A) Chhattisgarh (B) Odisha (C) Maharashtra (D) Andhra Pradesh 

9. Kathiawar Peninsula is an example of

(A) Emerged shoreline (B) Submerged Shoreline (C) Ria shoreline (D) Dalmatian shoreline

10. Which types of forests are found on the southern slopes of the high Himalayas? 

(A) Wet deciduous (B) Dry deciduous (C) Tropical evergreen (D) Conifer evergreen 

11. Which of the following series of India satellites is used far LULC mapping?

(A) INSAT (B) METEOSAT (C) LANOSAT (D) IRS

12. Which one of the following is the oldest rock found in India?

(A) Bauxite (B) Granite(C) Andesite (D) Khondalite

13. The north-eastern 'Syntaxial Bend' was formed near

(A) Sahyadri (B) Namcha Batwa (C) Nanga Parvat (D) Amarkantak

14. Little Andaman is separated from the Great Andaman by which of the following geographical entity?

(A) Indira Point (B) Saddle Peak (C) Pico Island (D) Duncan Passage 

15. How many landlocked States in India do not have international boundary?

(A) Five (B) Six (C) Two (D) Four

16. Geologically India is a part of 

(A) African Shield (B) Angara Land (C) Gondwana Land (D) South Asia 

17. Which State of India has the maximum common boundary? 

 (A) Chhattisgarh (B) Madhya Pradesh (C) Bihar (D) Uttar Pradesh 

18. How many official languages the Constitution of India now recognizes? 

(A) 22 (B) 23 (C) 20 (D) 21 

1.Which is the western most point in India?

(A) Kibithu  (B) Indira Col  (C) Indira Point  (D)Guhar moti, Sir Creek

2.In which year did Odisha separate from Bihar?

(A) 1930  (B) 1933  (C) 1936  (D) 1943

3.How many PiN Zones has divided into India ?

(A)3  (B)5  (C)8  (D)9

4.India's area is about ______times larger than of Pakistan.

(A) 3  (B) 4  (C) 5 (D)6

5.The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through

(A) Ahmedabad (B) Bhopal (C) Prayagraj (D) Ranchi

6.The Indian states were first delimited linguistically in

(A) 1947 (B) 1952 (C)  1956 (D) 1966

1.Jharkhand does not share boundary with

(A) West Bengal         

(B) Orissa       

(C) Chhattisgarh      

(D) Madhya Pradesh

2.Which of the following hill stations is not located in Himachal Pradesh ?

(A) Kulu          

(B) Manali       

(C) Shimla     

(D) Ranikhet

1.,The southern most point of India is  —— located at 6°45' N.

(A) Indira Point          

(B) Kanniya Kumari    

(C) Dras          

(D) Chennai

2.The longest border of India is with  —— (4096 kilometers).

(A) Nepal        

(B) Bhutan      

(C) Afghanistan      

(D) Bangladesh

1.821/2°E longitude is geographically significant to India because

(A)it determines the Indian Standard Time.

(B)it has a bearing on the tropical climate of India.

(C)it devides India into eastern and western zones.

(D)it enables determining local time in eastern India.

2.The approximate length of the coastline of India is

(A) 5500 km.   (B) 6000 km.    (C) 6500 km.      (D) 7000 km.

3.Which of the following cities/towns lies to the northern most latitude ?

(A) Patna         (B) Allahabad              (C) Panchmari             (D) Ahmedabad

4.The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands are separated from each other by

(A) Ten degree channel         (B) Great channel        (C) Bay of Bengal (D) Andaman Sea

5.Which Indian state has the largest coastline ?

(A) Andhra Pradesh               (B) Maharashtra          (C) Orissa        (D) Tamil Nadu

1.MacMohan Line is a boundary between

(A) India and China  

(B) India and Bangladesh       

(C) China and Nepal             

(D) India and Afghanistan

2.Locationally India roughly occupies the central part of

(A) the western hemisphere

(B) the eastern hemisphere

(C) the northern hemisphere

(D) the southern hemisphere

3.The shape of India is approximately a

(A) square       (B) triangular        (C) quadrangular       (D) circular

4.The Eight Degree Channel forms the boundary between

(A) Lakshadweep and Maldive islands

(B) Andaman and Nicobar islands

(C) India and Srilanka

(D) The Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean

5.The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through which of the following state ?

(A) Madhya Pradesh   (B) Chattishgarh       (C) Bihar      (D) Jharkhand

6.'Kiratas' was an old kingdom of the

(A) Northern India       (B) Southern India      (C) Western India      (D) Eastern India

7.The Eastern Ghats and The Western Ghats meet at the

(A) Nilgiris      

(B) Vindhyas              

(C) Satpuras               

(D) Palni hills

8.The normal date of onset of the South-West monsoon in South Bengal is

(A) 1 - 5 June             

(B) 5 - 10 June      

(C) 10 - 15 June      

(D) 15 - 20 June

9.The city called the 'Manchester of South India' is

(A) Sholapur       

(B) Coimbatore      

(C) Chennai   

(D) Madurai

1.Lakshadweep is a

(A) barrier reef island      (B) coral island       (C) fringing reef island      (D) volcanic island

2.Which one of the following channel divides Minicoy from Maldives ?

(A) 9° Channel             (B)  10° Channel        (C) 8° Channel              (D) Grand Channel

3.The largest area under waste land is in the state of -

(A) Uttar Pradesh        (B) Madhya Pradesh               (C) Gujarat       (D) Rajasthan

4.The channel which separates Rameshwaram dwip from Indian main land-

(A) 9° Channel             (B) 10° Channel           (C) Palk Strait        (D) Pumban Channel

5.The state which has longest coastline is -

(A) Andhra Pradesh         (B) Gujarat        (C) Tamil Nadu    (D) Kerala

6.Palk Strait separates India from -

(A) Pakistan    (B) China        (C) Sri Lanka               (D) Maldives

7.Mcmohan Line is in between -

(A) India and Pakistan      (B) India and Afghanistan       (C) India and China  (D) Pakistan and Afghanistan

8.Which one is the land locked state ?

(A) Gujarat       (B) Andhra Pradesh     (C) West Bengal       (D) Bihar

9.Which of the following is the manchester of South India ?

(A) Chennai     (B) Tirunelvali              (C) Perambur        (D) Coimbatore

10.----- is a volcanic island of India -

(A) Narcadam             (B) New Moore            (C) Pambass               (D) Rameshwaram

11.Which one of the following is the boundary between India and Sri Lanka ?

(A) Gulf of Mannar       (B) Palk bay       (C) Palk Strait          (D) Malacca Strait

12.The channel which separates Car Nicobar from little Andaman is -

(A) 9° Channel             (B) 8° Channel          (C) 10° Channel             (D) 7° Channel

1.Unlike other parts of the Indian Coast, fishing industry has not developed along the Saurashtra Coast because

(A) There are few indentations suitable for fishing

(B) Of overwhelming dependence on agriculture and animal husbandry

(C) The sea water is relatively more saline

(D) Of industrial development leading to wide spread pollution of coastal area

2.Dry point settlements are common in

(A) Deltas        (B) Mountain regions               (C) Deserts      (D) Plains

3.Among the following cities which one is the nearest to the tropic of Cancer ?

(A) Delhi          (B) Kolkata     (C) Jodhpur         (D) Nagpur

4.The States which have common border with China are :

(A)Jammu & Kashmir     (B) Sikkim         (C) Arunachal Pradesh               (D) Himachal Pradesh

5.Which is the correct code

(A) 1 & 3          (B) 1, 3 & 4      (C) 1, 2 & 3        (D) 1, 2 , 3 & 4

6.How many kilometers are represented by 1 degree of latitude ?

(A) 211        (B) 111    (C) 91      (D) 131

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