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IAS Prelims Exam: Physical Geography of India NCERT Questions: INDIA- LOCATION set 2

Apr 5, 2016 17:44 IST

    For the Civil Services IAS Exam Geography has vast and it covers most sections of the General Studies for the IAS Prelims Exam. The geography is scientific in its orientation and hence the IAS Aspirants having Arts background find it very difficult to prepare the geography for the IAS Prelims Exam.

    In Civil Services IAS Exam, Geography has important place because of the large number of questions used to be asked by UPSC in IAS Prelims Exam. For the aspirants of IAS Prelims Exam, here, we have provide Multiple Choice Questions of Indian Geography which will help aspirants to gain strength during their Preparation of IAS Prelims Exam 2016

    1. Which of the following cities are located on river banks in India?
    1. Lucknow
    2. Rourkela
    3. Jabalpur
    Select the correct answer from the following codes
    a.    Only 1
    b.    Only 1 and 2
    c.    Only 2 and 3
    d.    1,2 and 3
    Answer: d
    Explanation:
    Lucknow- Gomti, Rourkela- Brahmani and Jabalpur- Narmada.

    2. India shares only maritime boundary with which of the following countries?
    1. Myanmar
    2. Thailand
    3. Indonesia
    Select the correct answer from the following codes
    a.    Only 1
    b.    Only 1 and 2
    c.    Only 2 and 3
    d.    1,2 and 3
    Answer: c
    Explanation:
    India shares Maritime boundaries with Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

    3. Consider the following statements
    1. Southernmost tip of India mainland is Indirapoint.
    2. Southernmost point in India is Kanyakumari.
    Select the correct answer from the following codes
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: d
    Explanation:
    Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of Indian mainland, while southernmost point in India is Indira point on great Nicobar Island.  

    4. Consider the following statements
    1. Border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir is called as Line of Control.
    2. Boundary between India and china is Line of Actual control.
    Select the correct answer from the following codes
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: c
    Explanation:
    Loc defines boundary separating parts of Kashmir controlled by India and Pakistan. LoAC is boundary between India and China. Radcliffe line is international border between India and Pakistan during partition of India, which also included what is now Bangladesh.

    5. Consider the following statements
    1. Himalayan mountain chain was part of Laurasia or Angaraland geological divisions.
    2. Peninsular India was part of Gondwanaland of Geological divisions.
    Select the correct answer from the following codes
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: c
    Explanation:
    From geological history two main structural divisions of India is Himalayan mountain chain, which is a part of Laurasia/ Angaraland and southern part called Gondwanaland of which peninsular India formed one of the blocks.  

    6. North Eastern states which share border only with 3 states are?
    1. Manipur
    2. Nagaland
    3. Meghalaya
    Select the correct answer from the following codes
    a.    Only 1
    b.    Only 1 and 2
    c.    Only 2 and 3
    d.    1,2 and 3
    Answer: b
    Explanation:
    Tripura and Meghalaya share border with only 2 states.

    7. Consider the following statements
    1. All North Eastern states share boundary with foreign countries.
    2. Arunachal Pradesh is the only state which shares boundary with 3 countries.
    Select the correct answer from the following codes
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: c
    Explanation: 
    First statement is true. Arunachal Pradesh shares borders with Nepal, China and Myanmar.

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