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IAS Previous Year GEOGRAPHY Questions – Lecture – 12 – STHAAPNA Series

Sthapna - Static MCQs for GS - Subject - Day 12

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Q.1) The Indian subcontinent was originally a part of a huge mass called: [1995]

(a)Jurassic land mass


(c) Indiana

(d) Gondwana continent


Q.2) The palaeomagnetic results obtained from India indicate that in the past, the Indian land mass has moved : [1995]



(c) eastward

(d) westward


Q.3) When you travel in Himalayas, you will see the following : [2012 – I]

  1. Deep gorges
  2. U-turn river courses
  3. Parallel mountain ranges
  4. Steep gradients causing land-sliding

Which of the above can be said to be the evidences for Himalayas being young fold mountains?

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)1, 2 and 4 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.4) Examine the map of Jammu and Kashmir given below:

The mountains ranges marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 are respectively: [1995]

(a) Ladakh, Zanskar, Karakoram and Pir Panjal

(b) Karakoram, Ladakh, Zanskar and Pir Panjal

(c) Karakoram, Zanskar, Pir Panjal and Ladakh

(d) Ladakh, Pir Panjal, Karakoram and Zanskar


Q.5) Nanda Devi peak forms a part of : [2003]

(a) Assam Himalayas

(b) Kumaon Himalayas

(c) Nepal Himalayas

(d) Punjab Himalayas


Q.6) The Brahmaputra, Irrawady and Mekong rivers originate in Tibet and flow though narrow and

parallel mountain ranges in their upper reaches. Of these rivers, Brahmaputra makes a “U” turn in its course to flow into India. This “U” turn is due to [2011 – I]

(a) Uplift of folded Himalayan series

(b) Syntaxial bending of geologically young Himalayas

(c) Geo-tectonic disturbance in the tertiary folded mountain chains

(d) Both (a) and (b) above


Q.7) Match List-I (Valley) with List-II (State) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2006]

List-I (Valley)                  List-II (State)
Markha Valley Sikkim
Dzukou Valley Himachal Pradesh
Sangla Valley Jammu & Kashmir
Yumthang Valley Nagaland

Codes :

(a)A-2; B-4; C-3; D-1

(b)A-3; B-1; C-2; D-4

(c) A-2; B-1; C-3; D-4

(d) A-3; B-4; C-2; D-1


Q.8) If there were no Himalayan ranges, what would have been the most likely geographical impact on India?[2010]

  1. Much of the country would experience the cold waves from Siberia.
  2. Indo-gangetic plain would be devoid of such extensive alluvial soils.
  3. The pattern of monsoon would be different from what it is at present.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.9) Consider the following statements: [2017]

  1. In India, the Himalayas are spread over five States only.
  2. Western Ghats are spread over five States only.
  3. Pulicat Lake is spread over two States only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 3 only

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