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CIVIL SERVICE COACHING INSTITUTE IAS TEST SERIES


GENERAL STUDIES-2014
TEST-1
GEOGRAPHY
TIME: 1 HOUR MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
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INSTRUCTIONS
1) This Test Booklet contains 50 questions. Each question comprises four responses(answers). You will select the
response which you want to mark on the Answer Sheet. In case you feel that there is more than one correct
response, mark the response which you consider the best. In any case, choose ONLY ONE response for each
question.
2) You have to mark all your responses ONLY on the separate Answer Sheet provided. Before you proceed to mark
in the Answer Sheet the response to various questions in the Test Booklet, you have to fill in some particulars in
the Answer Sheet.
3) There will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate. For each wrong answer,
one-third of a mark will be deducted as penalty.
4) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer, even if one of the given answers
happens to be correct.
5) If no answer is given by a candidate to a question, there will be no penalty for that question.
6) After you have completed filling in all your responses on the Answer Sheet and the examination has concluded,
you should hand over to the invigilator only the Answer Sheet. You are permitted to take away with you the
Test Booklet issued to you.
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1.Consider the following pairs :
1. Punjab Himalaya : between Indus and satluj
2. Kumaon Himalaya : between satluj and Jhelum
3. Nepal himalya : between kali and punpun
4. Assam himalya : between tista and dihang
Choose the correctly matched pairs :
a. 1 and 2 b. 2 and 3 c. 3 and 4 d. 1 and 4

2. Which one of the following sections of Himalaya is the longest ?
a. Punjab himalaya
b. Kumaon Himalaya
c. Assam Himalaya
d. Nepal Himalaya

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3. Consider the following statements with regard to Himalaya:
1. Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga fall in the inner Himalaya
2. The inner Himalaya has an average altitude of 6000 metres.
3. Kothri dun and patli dun are longitudinal valley.
Which of the above statements is / are correct ?
a. 1, 2 and 3 b. 1 and 2 c. 1 and 3 d. 3 only

4. The older alluvium of the plain is called
a. Kankar
b. Khaddar
c. Bhangar
d. Bhur

5. Consider the following statements:
1. The Bhabar lies all along the foot of the siwaliks
2. The Bhabar is generally a narrow belt.
3. The Terai is marked by the disappearance of the streams in the surface.
Choose the correct statements
a. 1, 2 and 3 b. 1 and 2 c. 1 and 3 d. 2 and 3

6. Consider the following statements:
1. The Brahmaputra plain extends in assam for about 640kms from dhubri to sadiya.
2. The peninsular plateau is made up of highly denuded rocks.
Which of the above statements is/are not correct ?
a. 1 only b. 2 only c. both 1 and 2 d. neither 1 nor 2

7. Which of the following rivers are tributaries of Indus as well as meet it in Jammu and Kashmir ?
1. Toch river 2. Gartang river 3. Zanskar 4. Hunza
Select the correct answer:
a. 1, 2 and 3 b. 2, 3 and 4 c. 3 and 4 d. 1, 2 and 4

8. At which place do both Alaknanda and Bhagirathi unite ?
a. Hardwar b. Devaprayag c. Rudraprayag d. Dehradun

9. Which one of the following statements is not correct ?
a. The Jhelum rises in verinag
b. The Indus emerges out of the hills near Attock
c. The ganga debouches from the hills near Hardwar
d. The Wainganga is the tributary of the Ganga

10. Which of the following rivers are the right bank tributaries of Mahanadi ?
1. Hasdo 2. Tel 3. Jonk 4. Mand
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Select the correct answer :
a. 1 and 3 b. 2 and 3 c. 3 and 4 d. 2 and 4

11. Match list-1 with list-2 and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List-1 (country) list-2 ( coal field)
A. China 1. Pennsylvania
B. Germany 2. Saar
C. Ukraine 3. Shensi
D. USA 4. Donetz Basin
Codes:
A B C D
a. 1 2 3 4
b. 4 3 2 1
c. 3 2 4 1
d. 3 4 1 2

12. Before gaining independence in 1960s Tanzania was a colony of
a. Great Britain b. France c. Germany d. Portugal

13. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
a. Duluth- lake superior
b. Detroit- lake huron
c. Chicago- lake Michigan
d. Toranto- lake Ontario

14. Among the SAARC countries , the highest agricultural productivity (cereals) per unit area is in
a. Bangladesh b. India c. Pakistan d. Sri lanka

15. Which one of the following countries of Africa finds a place in high human development category of UNDP ?
a. South Africa b. Kenya c. Zimbabwe d. Mauritius

16. Which of the following states of the USA does not lie between Canada and Mexico ?
a. Idaho and Oregon
b. North Dakota and South Dakota
c. Alaska and Hawaii
d. Arizona and New Mexico

17. Japan has become the leading industrial nation of the world because
a. She has plenty of mineral resources
b. She possesses abundant fossil fuels
c. The industrial revolution started there
d. She possesses high technological capacity

18. Which of the following is not a port city of South Africa ?
a. Durban
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b. Johannesburg
c. Port Elizabeth
d. Cape Town

19. Math list-1 with list-2 and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List-1 (country) list-2 (capital)
A. Bolivia 1. Buenos Aires
B. Argentina 2. La Pas
C. Chile 3. Lima
D. Peru 4. Santiago

Codes:
A B C D
a. 2 1 3 4
b. 2 1 4 3
c. 1 2 3 4
d. 4 1 2 3

20. Which one of the following cities is known as the Pittsburg of Japan ?
a. Kobe
b. Yuwaha
c. Tokyo
d. Osaka

21. Arrange the followings from lower to upper layers in the atomosphere:
1. Stratosphere
2. Ionosphere
3. Troposphere
4. Mesosphere
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes:
a. 1, 2, 3, 4 b. 3, 1, 4, 2 c. 3, 1, 2, 4 d. 1, 3, 2, 4

22. Which one of the following plateaus is a piedmont plateau ?
a. Malwa plateau
b. Kaimur plateau
c. Ranchi plateau
d. Rohtas plateau

23. Winters of north and south japan are influenced respectively by
a. Cold kuroshio and warm Oyashio currents
b. Cold Oyasio and warm Kuroshio currents
c. Warm kuroshio and cold oyashio currents
d. Warm oyashio and cold kuroshio currents

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24. Match list-1 ( description of climate ) with list-2 ( climate) and select the correct answer from the codes
given below:
List-1 list-2
A. There are three seasons-rainy season, 1. equatorial
Cool season and hot dry season.
B. Very hot summers, very cold winters, 2. Hot desert
Very low rainfall and far from the sea 3. Cold desert
C. Very hot with low rainfall 4. Tropical Monsoon
D. Very hot and rains everyday
Codes:
A B C D
a. 1 3 2 4
b. 1 2 3 4
c. 4 2 3 1
d. 4 3 2 1

25. The tributary of Indus which does not flow through Pakistan is
a. Ravi
b. Beas
c. Satluj
d. Chenab

26. Which of the following statements is /are not correct ?
1. Conrad discontinuity can occur at variety of depths
2. Birch discontinuity occurs only beneath the continents
3. Mohrovic discontinuity have a considerable effect on seismic waves, for this marks the boundary
between a solid and a liquid layer
Select the correct answer from the codes given below
Codes:
a. 1 and 2 b. 2 and 3 c. 1 and 3 d. 1, 2 and 3

27. The pattern of drainage shown in the figure best explains


a. Braided Streams b. Insequent Drainage c. Dendritic Pattern d. Barbed drainage

28. Diastrophism includes
1. Folding 2. Faulting 3. Depression 4. Uplift 5. Vulcanicity
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Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes:
a. 1, 2 and 5 b. 1 and 2 c. 1, 2, 3 and 4 d. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


29. Maximum thickness sediments found over
a. Abyssal floor c. Continental slopes and rises
b. Continental shelves and slopes d. Oceanic ridges

30. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists.
List-I List-II
A. Continental slope 1. Constitutes 7.6% of ocean floor
B. Continental rise 2. Constitutes 8.5% of the ocean floor
C. Continental shelf 3. Very low gradients of < 1degree
D. Abyssal Zone 4. Bottom zone below 1000 Fathoms

Codes:
A B C D
a. 2 4 1 3
b. 2 3 1 4
c. 3 2 1 4
d. 3 2 1 4

31. When you travel in Himalayas, you will see the following:
1. Deep gorges
2. U-turn river ranges
3. Parallel mountain ranges
4. Steep gradients causing land-sliding
Which of the above can be said to be the evidences for 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

32. 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?
a. 1 only b. 2 only c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2
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33. Which one of the following is not a site for in-situ method of conservation of flora?
a. Biosphere Reserve c. National Park
b. Botanical Garden d. Wildlife Sanctuary

34. Two important rivers-one with its source in Jharkhand (and known by a different name in Odisha), and
another, with its source in Odisha-merge at a place only a short distance from the coast of Bay of Bengal
before flowing into the sea. This is an important site of wildlife and biodiversity and a protected area.
Which one of the following could be this?
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a. Bhitarkanika b. Chandipur-on-sea c. Gopalpur-on-sea d. Simlipal

35. The Himalayan Range is very rich in species diversity. Which one among the following is the most
appropriate reason for this phenomenon?
a. It has a high rainfall that supports luxuriant vegetative growth
b. It is a confluence of different biogeographical zones
c. Exotic and invasive species have not been introduced in this region
d. It has less human interference

36. A state in India has the following characteristics:
1. Its northern part is arid and semi- arid.
2. Its central part produces cotton.
3. Cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.
Which one of the following states has all of the above characteristics?
a. Andhra Pradesh b. Gujarat c. Karnataka d. Tamil Nadu

37. In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area?
a. Montane Wet Temperate Forest
b. Sub-tropical Dry Evergreen Forest
c. Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest
d. Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest

38. Rivers that pass through Himachal Pradesh are
a. Beas and Chenab only c. Chenab, Ravi and Satluj only
b. Beas and Ravi only d. Beas, Chenab, Ravi, Satluj and Yamuna

39. Which one of the following is the appropriate reason for considering the Gondwana rocks as most important
of rock systems of India?
a. More than 90% of Limestone reserves of India are found in them
b. More than 90% of Indias coal reserves are found in them
c. More than 90% of fertile black cotton soils are spread over them
d. None of the reasons given above is appropriate in this context.

40. With reference to the river Luni, which one of the following statements correct?
a. It flows into Gulf of Khambhat
b. It flows into Gulf of Kuchchh
c. It flows into Pakistan and merges with a tributary of India.
d. It is lost in the marshy land of the Rann of Kuchchh

41. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
Dam/Lake River
a. Govind Sagar Satluj
b. Kolleru Lake Krishna
c. Ukai Reservoir Tapi
d. Wular Lake Jhelum
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42. If there were no Himalayan ranges, what would have been the most likely geographical impact on India?
1. Much of the country would experience the cold waves from Siberia
2. Indo-gangetic plain would be devoid of such extensive alluvial soils
3. The pattern of monsoon would be different from what it is at present
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only b.1 and 3 only c. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3

43. The latitudes that pass through Sikkim also pass through
a. Rajasthan b. Punjab c. Himachal Pradesh d. Jammu & Kashmir

44. What are the possible limitations of India in Mitigating the global warming present and in the immediate
future?
1. Appropriate alternate technologies are not sufficiently available
2. India cannot invest huge funds in research and development
3. Many developed countries have already set up their polluting industries in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a. 1 and 2 only b. 2 only c. 1 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3

45. In India, which one of the following States has the largest inland saline wetland?
a. Gujarat b. Haryana c. Madhya Pradesh d. Rajasthan

46. Which one of the following rivers dose not originate in India?
a. Beas b. Chenab c. Ravi d. Sutlej

47. At which one of the following places do two important rivers of India originate; while one of them flows
towards north and merges with another important rivers flowing towards Bay of Bengal, the other one flows
towards Arabian Sea?
a. Amarkantak b. Badrinath c. Mahabaleshwar d. Nasik

48. Consider the following statements:
1. There are no east flowing rivers in Kerala.
2. There are no west flowing rivers in Madhya Pradesh
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

49. Which one of the following is not essentially a species of the Himalayan vegetation?
a. Juniper b. Mahogany c. Silver fir d. Spruce

50. Which of the following hills are found where the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats meet?
a. Anaimalai Hills b. Cardamom Hills c. Nilgiri Hills d. Shevoroy Hills