September 29, 2023
The Western Ghats are locally known by different names. In this context, consider the following pairs:
Local name   Region
1. Sahyadri :   Maharashtra
2. Nilgiri :   Tamil Nadu
3. Anamalai :   Karnataka
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 only
  • (D) 2 and 3 only
Which of the following are the effects of the Himalayan Mountains on Indian climate?
1. It protects the subcontinent from the cold northern winds.
2. It traps the monsoon winds, forcing them to shed their moisture within the subcontinent.
3. It creates different air pressure zones causing a reversal in the direction of monsoon winds.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
With reference to Longitudes and Standard Time Zones, consider the following statements:
1. The entire world is divided into fifteen time zones.
2. All countries have adopted their standard time from the central meridian of their countries.
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
In the context of Indian physiography, Malda fault separates
  • (A) The Vindhyas from the Satpura ranges.
  • (B) The Delhi ridge from the Aravallis.
  • (C) The Eastern Ghats from the Western Ghats
  • (D) Meghalayan plateau from the Peninsular plateau.
Consider the following statements with reference to Indus River System:
1. The area covered by the Indus River System is more in Pakistan than India.
2. The basin area of river Indus lies in three countries.
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
In the context of the Peninsular plateau, consider the following statements:
1. The general elevation of the Peninsular plateau is from the west to the east.
2. The plateau is devoid of crustal faults and fractures.
3. Shillong and Karbi-Anglong plateau are the extensions of the Peninsular plateau.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1, 2 and 3
  • (D) 1 and 3 only
Consider the following statements in the context of Duars:
1. They are the alluvial floodplains in the outer foothills of the Northeastern Himalayas.
2. The duars have thick soil cover with high organic content suitable for tea cultivation.
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
Which of the following are the cold water currents?
1. Benguela current
2. Canary current
3. Alaska current
4. Humboldt current
5. Labrador current
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
  • (A) 1, 2 and 5 only
  • (B) 2, 4 and 5 only
  • (C) 1, 3 and 5 only
  • (D) All of the above
Which of the following regions can be best described by the term "Bush-veld" landscape?
  • (A) Steppe grasslands
  • (B) Mediterranean region
  • (C) Savannah grasslands
  • (D) Hot deserts
Consider the following pairs:
Water Channels :   Between
1. 10 degrees Channel: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Duncan passage: Middle Andaman and Little Andaman
3. Coco Strait : Great Nicobar and Sumatran Island
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1 only

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