Coastal Regions of India – Physical Divisions of India – Old Year Questions

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Indian Coastline

1. From which of the following coasts the mean sea level of India is measured?

(a) Mumbai
(b) Chennai
(c) Kochi
(d) Visakhapatnam

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


2. The limit of the territorial water of India extends up to

(a) 3 nautical miles from the coast
(b) 6 nautical miles from the coast
(c) 12 nautical miles from the coast
(d) 24 nautical miles from the coast

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


3. What is the total length of the coastal line of India?

(a) 3500 km
(b) 800 km
(c) 6000 km
(d) 7500 km

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


4. Which of the following States has the longest coastline of India?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Gujarat
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Kerala

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2016]


5. Which of the following States of India has the longest coastline?

(a) Maharashtra
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Kerala
(d) Gujarat

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


6. The number of coastal states in India is

(a) 0 6
(b) 0 7
(c) 0 8
(d) 0 9

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2017]


7. Coastal line of India is –

(a) 6,200 km. long
(b) 6,100 km. long
(c) 5,985 km. long
(d) 6,175 km. long

[39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


8. Which of the following Indian states has the longest sea coast?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Gujarat
(d) Tamil Nadu

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995, 2014, Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2006, Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2007]


9. In India, how many States share the coastline?

(a) 7
(b) 8
(c) 9
(d) 10

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008]


10. During ancient Indian historical geography, the term ‘Ratnakara’ denoted –

(a) The Arabian Sea
(b) The Bay of Bengal
(c) The Indian Ocean
(d) The confluence of the Ganga, the Jamuna, and the mythical Saraswati in Prayag.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1994]


Eastern and Western Coastline

1. Consider the following cities located on western coast of India –
1. Janjira
2. Kannur

3. Nagercoil
4. Sindhudurg

Which of the following option represents correct order of cities from north to south –
Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 1 3 4
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 1 4 2 3

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2001]


2. “You might see a few curious Danes around, but that is because ……. used to be a Danish outpost. This quaint town with its fort and a beautiful church, the New Jerusalem, empty streets and deserted beachfront is a quaint gem” The place referred to in this quotation lies on the –

(a) Tamil Nadu Coast
(b) Kerala Coast
(c) Karnataka Coast
(d) Goa Coast.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1996]


3. Which of the following city is/are located on western coast of India.
1. Janjira
2. Udupi

3. Auroville
4. Tuticorin

Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1,2 and 4.

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]


4. Consider the following statements about Western Ghats–
1. It is a block mountain
2. Its eastern slope is a gently lowering down plateau.
3. Its northern section is covered by lava (Basalt)
Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2017]


5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the code given below the lists :
         List-I                          List-II
(Sea Beach)                   (State)
A. Digha                1. Tamil Nadu
B. Gopalpur           2. West Bengal
C. Calangute          3. Orissa
D. Marina               4. Goa
Code :

(a) 1 2 4 3
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 2 1 3 4
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2008]


6. The name of the coast of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh is:

(a) Coromandel
(b) Malabar
(c) Northern Circar
(d) Konkan

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2010]


7. The sea coast of Tamil Nadu is known as

(a) Circar coast
(b) Konkan coast
(c) Malabar coast
(d) Coromandel coast

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


8. Which one of the following coasts of India is located between Krishna delta and Cape Comorin?

(a) Coromandel Coast
(b) North Circar
(c) Malabar Coast
(d) Konkan Coast

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


9. Which of the following is also known as ‘Cape Comorin’?

(a) Mizoram
(b) Kashmir
(c) Kanyakumari
(d) Gujarat

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007]


10. Maximum Coastal erosion is caused by

(a) Waves
(b) Tides
(c) Currents
(d) Tsunami waves

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]