September 29, 2023
This crop is both food and a fodder crop. It is sown all over India including some of the areas of the Northeast. In India, it is grown in both kharif and rabi seasons. It requires 50- 100cm of rainfall and a temperature ranging from 21°C to 27°C. Globally, it is known as the queen of cereals because it has the highest genetic yield potential among cereals. The crop is sensitive to moisture stress and gives poor yield in excess soil moisture and salinity stress. Which of the following crop has been described in the passage given above?
  • (A) Maize
  • (B) Rice
  • (C) Pearl millet
  • (D) Wheat
Consider the following pairs:
River Drains into
1. Vistula : Baltic sea
2. Don : Sea of Azov
3. Volga : Caspian sea
How many pairs given above are correctly matched?
  • (A) 1 Only
  • (B) 2 and 3 Only
  • (C) 1 and 3 Only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following statements is correct regarding ‘acidic lava’?
  • (A) These are the hottest lava and are highly fluidic.
  • (B) They are dark coloured, rich in iron and magnesium but poor in silica.
  • (C) The rapid cooling of acidic lava results in loud explosions throwing out many volcanic bombs or pyroclasts.
  • (D) The resultant volcano is gently sloping with a wide diameter and forming a flattened shield or dome.
These are produced when coriolis force is balanced by the pressure gradient. They flow parallel to the isobars in the middle latitudes aloft in the troposphere. They do not occur near the surface of the earth due to the presence of frictional force. Which of the following is best described by the passage given above?
  • (A) Katabatic winds
  • (B) Trade winds
  • (C) Geostrophic winds
  • (D) Westerlies
Consider the following statements:
1. Glaciers are not found in tropical regions.
2. The Siberian climate is not found in the southern hemisphere.
3. Tropical Cyclones are not found beyond 30 degree latitude.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 2 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 1, 2 and 3
  • (D) 1 and 2 only
In the context of climatology, which of the following best describes the Fujiwhara effect?
  • (A) A situation of cold weather and precipitation after the volcanic eruption
  • (B) It is a situation of sudden copious rainfall in the mountainous regions.
  • (C) It is an interaction between tropical storms formed around the same time.
  • (D) A situation of unusually hot weather that typically lasts two or more days.
Consider the following rivers:
1. Zambezi
2. Limpopo
3. Vaal
4. Orange
Which of the above rivers flow into the Indian Ocean?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 1, 2, and 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
‘Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose’ was the theme of which of the following recently conducted summits?
  • (A) G 7
  • (B) G 4
  • (C) Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  • (D) Voice of Global South
Consider the following statements with reference to the Eastern Ghats:
1. The Eastern Ghats are discontinuous ranges passing through Odisha, Telangana, Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
2. Limestone, bauxite and iron ore are found in the Eastern Ghats hill ranges.
3. The Eastern Ghats are older than Western Ghats.
4. Javadi and Shevaroy hills lie north of the Kaveri river.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 4 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1, 3 and 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the pyrocumulonimbus clouds?
1. These are thunder clouds created by intense heat from the Earth’s surface.
2. They are formed similarly to cumulonimbus clouds.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2 only
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
In which of the following hills is Mawsynram, the wettest place on earth, situated?
  • (A) Garo
  • (B) Khasi
  • (C) Jaintia
  • (D) Mikir
The reserve was declared as Nation’s first Tiger Sanctuary in 1962. The river Thamirabarani originates from this tiger reserve. The reserve is also known as the “River Sanctuary” with as many as 14 rivers originating from this Tiger Reserve. Choose the correct in given option.
  • (A) Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
  • (B) Anaimalai Tiger Reserve
  • (C) Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
  • (D) Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
Which of the following countries are located between Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator?
1. Angola
2. Indonesia
3. Australia
4. Bolivia
Select the correct option:
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 4 only
  • (C) 3 and 4 only
  • (D) 1 and 4 only
Corfu or Kerkyra island located in Ionian Sea belongs to which of the following country?
  • (A) Italy
  • (B) Greece
  • (C) Albania
  • (D) Macedonia
Which of the following statements is not correct regarding earthquakes?
  • (A) Shallow earthquakes are more devastating than deep earthquakes.
  • (B) Deeper earthquakes spread over a longer area than shallow earthquakes.
  • (C) Magnitude of an earthquake is measured in Mercalli scale.
  • (D) Earthquake of magnitude 6 will be ten times stronger than that of magnitude 5.

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