UPSC IAS Prelims : Geography : MCQ Set 9 (Maps and Indian Geography)

Multiple Choice Questions has been designed on the topic of Maps and Indian Geography for candidates to practice and to evaluate their performance.

Q.1. There is a place A with longitude 060o East. There is another place B with longitude 090o East. If local time at place A is 1200 Hrs. What would be local time at Place B?

a) 1200 Hrs

b) 1400 Hrs

c) 1000 Hrs

d) 1220 Hrs


Answer: (b)

Explanation: 15o = 1 Hour


Q.2. Which of the following is correct about India?

1) India has total area of 3.28 million sq. Km.

2) India has a coastline of 6100 km in mainland.

3) India has a total coastline of 7600 km including islands.


a) 1 and 2 only                                                   b) 2 and 3 only

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c) 1 and 3 only                                                   d) All of the above


Answer: (d)


Q.3. What is the correct order of river from north to south?

a) Indus, Chenab, Jhelum, Ravi, Beas

b) Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Beas, Ravi

c) Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas

d) Indus, Chenab, Jhelum, Beas, Ravi


Answer: (c)


Q.4. What is the correct order of Mountains from East to West?

a) Garo Hills, Jaintia Hills, Naga Hills, Khasi Hills

b) Garo Hills, Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills, Naga Hills

c) Jaintia Hills, Garo Hills, Khasi Hills, Naga Hills

d) Jaintia Hills, Garo Hills, Naga Hills, Khasi Hills


Answer:  (b)


Q.5. What is the correct order of Mountain Peaks from South to North?

a) Anai Mudi, Doda Betta, Mahendragiri, Malayagiri

b) Anai Mudi, Doda Betta, Malayagiri, Mahendragiri

c) Doda Betta, Anai Mudi, Malayagiri, Mahendragiri

d) Doda Betta, Malayagiri, Anai Mudi, Mahendragiri


Answer: (a)

Q.6. Arrange the following rivers from longest to shortest?

a) Yamuna, Narmada, Mahanadi, Kaveri

b) Narmada, Yamuna, Mahanadi, Kaveri

c) Narmada, Mahanadi, Yamuna, Kaveri

d) Mahanadi, Narmada, Yamuna, Kaveri


Answer: (a)


Q.7. Which of the following cities has maximum northern latitude?

a) Ranchi

b) Dhanbad

c) Jamshedpur

d) Barddhaman


Answer: (b)


Q.8. Which of the following statement is correct about Lake Loktak?

1) It is located in Mizoram.

2) It is one of the site under Ramsar Convention


a) 1 only                                                                               b) 2 only

c) Both                                                                                  d) None


Answer: (b)


Q.9. Which is the correct order of Islands from North to South in Nicobar Islands?

a) Car Nicobar, Little Nicobar, Great Nicobar

b) Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar, Car Nicobar

c) Great Nicobar, Car Nicobar, Little Nicobar

d) Little Nicobar, Car Nicobar, Great Nicobar


Answer: (a)


 Q.10. Arrange the following islands of Japan from North to South?

a) Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Kyushu

b) Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku

c) Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku

d) Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu


Answer: (d)

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