Geography upsc previous years questions quiz

1. Consider the following statements: [2005] 1. Total land area of earth is approximately 1475 lakh square kilometers. 2. Ratio of land area to water area of earth is approximately 1 : 4. 3. Maximum percentage of earth’s water is in the Pacific Ocean. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. Assertion: Eastern coast of India produces more rice than the western coast. Reason (R) : Eastern coast receives more rainfall than the western coast. [2003]

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the map given below : [1995] The division along India’s coastal region indicate:

 
 
 
 

4. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? [2008] Waterfalls River 1. Kapildhara Falls : Godavari 2. Jog Falls : Sharavathi 3. Shivasamudram Falls : Cauvery Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:

 
 
 
 

5. What is difference between asteroids and comets ? 1. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material. 2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury. 3. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not. [2011 – I] Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. Which one of the following planets has largest number of natural satellites or moons? [2009]

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements : [2012 – I] 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?

 
 
 
 

8. “…..They are people of yellow complexion, oblique eyes, high check bones, sparse hair and medium height.” The reference here is to : [1997]

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements: [2008] 1. Salt-water crocodile is found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 2. Shrew and Tapir are found in the Western Ghats of the Malabar region. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

10. Which one among the following major Indian cities is most eastward located? [2007]

 
 
 
 

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