Candidates preparing for UPSC IAS Civil Services Prelims Exam 2016 as well as State PCS such as MP PCS, UPPCS, RAS, JPSC etc. will find this quiz on geography helpful for their preparation. The quiz should be taken without referring to the internet or any books. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video

Some of these questions have been selected from previous year question papers of various exams asked in UPSC exams such as Civil Services Prelims Exam, CAPF Exam, CDS exam etc, others have been created to help the candidates. The answers have been provided at the end of the quiz. Also Read - Telangana Schools to Reopen for Classes 6 and 8 After Nearly 11 Months

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Q1. The horizontal wind circulation near the Earth’s surface is due to the

  1. Pressure gradient
  2. Frictional force
  3. Coriolis force

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a)      1 only

b)      2 and 3 only

c)       1 and 3 only

d)      1, 2 and 3


Q2. How many states in India have a common border with Myanmar?

a)      2

b)      3

c)       4

d)      5


Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Jute requires heavy rainfall from 200 cm to 300cm
  2. Small amount of pre-monsoon rainfall is useful for growth of jute

Which of the above statements is true?

a)      1 only

b)      2 only

c)       Both 1 and 2

d)      Neither 1 nor 2

Q4. Scrubs and grasslands vegetations is a feature of which climate type?

a)      Mediterranean

b)      Polar

c)       Desert

d)      Savannah

Q5. Consider the following places:

  1. Ratnagiri
  2. Sundarbans

Which of the above places is/are known for their mangroves?

a)      1 only

b)      2 only

c)       Both 1 and 2

d)      Neither 1 nor 2


Q6. In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species?

a)      Tropical moist deciduous forest

b)      Tropical rain forest

c)       Tropical thorn scrub forest

d)      Temperate forest with grasslands


Q7. Which of the following is not a major plate?

a)      Indo-Australian Plate

b)      North American Plate

c)       Caribbean Plate

d)      Antartic Plate

Q8. Which of the following is not a location of coral reefs in India?

a)      Sunderbans

b)      Andaman & Nicobar Islands

c)       Lakshwadeep Islands

d)      Gulf of Kutch

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Note: Candidates are advised to look at the answers only after having tried to attempt the questions on their own

Q1. d)

Q2. c)

Q3. b)

Q4. d)

Q5. c)




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