Indian Geography – Miscellaneous Topics – Old Year Questions

1. Which one of the following can provide both power and manure?

(a) Nuclear plants
(b) Thermal plants
(c) Biogas plants
(d) Hydroelectric plants

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


2. When was the ‘Speed Post Service’ launched by the Indian Postal Department in competition to the ‘Courier service’?

(a) 1988
(b) 1987
(c) 1989
(d) 1986

53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013


3. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) India is the second-largest producer of nitrogenous fertilizers in the world
(b) India is the ninth-largest steel-producing country in the world
(c) India is the second-largest producer of silk in the world
(d) India ranks third in the world in coal production

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]


4. Which of the following countries is the third largest producer and consumer of fertilizer in the world?

(a) U.S.A.
(b) China
(c) India
(d) Germany

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


5. Locusts enter India from –

(a) Bangladesh
(b) Nepal
(c) Pakistan
(d) Sri Lanka

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010]


6. At one of the places in India, if you stand on the seashore and watch the sea, you will find that the sea water recedes from the shoreline a few kilometres and comes back to the shore, twice a day, and you can actually walk on the sea floor when the water recedes. This unique phenomenon is seen at

(a) Bhavnagar
(b) Bheemunipatnam
(c) Chandipur
(d) Nagapattinam

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


7. Which one is not correctly matched?

(a) Sriharikota –                                        Andhra Pradesh
(b) Thumba –                                             Kerala
(c) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre – Karnataka
(d) Pokhran –                                             Rajasthan

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


8. In the vicinity of Mumbai, a number of specialised towns have been developed. Match the lists of specialisation with towns and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List- I              List- II
(Town)                 (Specialisation)
A. Alibag                       1. Fishing Centre
B. Balapur                   2. Holiday resort
C. Nhava Sheva          3. Petro-chemical complex
D. Ratnagiri                4. Port

Code :


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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


9. Which one of the following pair is not correctly matched?

Area Important Resources
(a) Kolhan – Mineral Resources
(b) Kutch – Forest Resources
(c) Malabar Coast – Water Resources
(d) Middle Ganga Plain – Soil Resources

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


10. Coral reefs are not found in which one of the following regions?

(a) Gulf of Cambay
(b) Gulf of Mannar
(c) Gulf of Kachchh
(d) Lakshadweep and Minicoy Island
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


11. Which one of the following is the most important reason for the establishment of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre at Thumba?

(a) The sea is near to the place in the east, west and south direction
(b) It is a place near to city in India which is nearest to the geographic equator
(c) It is situated on the geomagnetic equator
(d) Outer space near Thumba exhibits queer atmospheric phenomena

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


12. “The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute” is located at–

(a) Uttarkashi
(b) Dehradun
(c) Darjeeling
(d) Shillong

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


13. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya- Madhya Pradesh
(b) Sardar Valabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology – Uttar Pradesh
(c) Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidhyalaya – Rajasthan
(d) Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University – Telangana

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


14. Consider the following pairs :
                     Craft                          Heritage of
1. Puthukkuli shawls            –          Tamil Nadu
2. Sujni embroidery             –          Maharashtra
3. Uppada Jamdani saris    –        Karnataka

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2018]


15. The headquarters of Cairn Energy is in :

(a) Scotland
(b) South Korea
(c) Brazil
(d) USA

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


16. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as

Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Indian Ocean has become the Military bases of many big powers.
Reason (R): There is strong geo-political benefits in the Indian Ocean and adjacent countries.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Code :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


17. Match the following :

A. Rameshwaram           1. Uttar Pradesh
B. Dwarika                        2. Tamil Nadu
C. Sarnath                         3. Gujarat
D. Mahakal Temple       4. Madhya Pradesh

Code :


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

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


18. Match the following :

A. Aish Bagh Stadium             1. Mumbai
B. Brabourne Stadium           2. Bhopal
C. Green Park                            3. Calcutta
D. Eden Gardens                      4. Kanpur

Code :


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

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


19. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Gold – Kolar
(b) Coal – Jharia
(c) Iron-ore – Guntur
(d) Diamonds – Panna

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


20. Match the following :

A. Underground Railway    1. Ratnagiri
B. Mangoes                               2. Calcutta
C. Locks                                      3. Dehradun
D. Rice                                        4. Aligarh

Code :


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

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


21. Diamond Harbour and Salt Lake city are situated in :

(a) California
(b) Florida
(c) Hong Kong
(d) Kolkata

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


22. Dindigul is the name of –

(a) Bird Sanctuary in Kerala
(b) City in Tamil Nadu
(c) Festival in Karnataka
(d) A coastal city in Andhra Pradesh

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (PRe) 1993]


23. What is the object of the Green Highway Policy?

(a) Tree plantation
(b) Poverty alleviation
(c) To provide health facilities
(d) To increase the enrolment of drop out students
(e) None of these

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


24. Which among the following statements are true about ‘Urja Ganga’ project?

1. It is a gas pipeline project
2. It was launched in October 2016
3. It runs from Iran to India

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

Code :

(a) Only 2 and 3 are correct
(b) Only 1 and 2 are correct
(c) Only 1 and 3 are correct
(d) All 1, 2 and 3 are correct

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


25. Which one of the following programmes was initiated during the Sixth Five -Year Plan?

(a) Integrated Rural Development
(b) Rural Literacy Development
(c) Rural Railways
(d) Advanced Communication LInks for Rural People
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


26. Which of the following is not used in connection with Sarees?

(a) Chanderi
(b) Moradabadi
(c) Banarasi
(d) Kanjivaram

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


27. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Dr. Manmohan Singh – Economics
(b) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam – Aeronautics
(c) Dr. D.S. Kothari – Physics
(d) Dr. M.S. Swaminathan – Geology

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


28. Where is the area known as ‘Jangal Mahal’ situated?

(a) West Bengal
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Assam
(d) Bihar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


29. The system under which the peasant himself owns the land and is responsible for payment of land revenue to the Government is known as :

(a) Zamindari system
(b) Ryotwari system
(c) Mahalwari system
(d) Dahsala system
(e) None of the above /More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


30. The first Nuclear Reactor of India is named –

(a) Apsara
(b) Kamini
(c) Rohini
(d) Urvashi

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


31. Telephone in India was introduced in –

(a) 1951
(b) 1981
(c) 1851
(d) 1861

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]


32. The leading crude oil supplier to India during 2017-18 is :

(a) Saudi Arabia
(b) Iran
(c) Iraq
(d) Kuwait

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


33. The dust storms originating in Rajasthan in May and June months are caused due to

1. Origin of convectional currents at few places
2. Aravalli hills are parallel to south-western winds
3. Origin of fast speedy easterly winds

Code :

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

[R.A.S/R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


34. ‘Imphal Basin’ surrounded by Manipur hills is a fine example of

(a) Lacustrine plain
(b) Loess plain
(c) Glacial plain
(d) Alluvial plain

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


35. In which State of India the highest percent (2011) of urban population?

(a) Goa
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Kerala
(d) Mizoram

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


36. Which of the following subjects deals with the studies in population and vital statistics of Human communities?

(a) Ecology
(b) Genetics
(c) Demography
(d) Virology

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2017]


37. The first Human Fossil was found from which river Valley of India?

(a) Ganga Valley
(b) Yamuna Valley
(c) Narmada Valley
(d) Tapti Valley
(e) None of the above / More than one of the above

[66th B.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2020]


38. Dandakaranya region lies in the State of:

(a) Odisha
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Telangana
(e) None of the above / More than one of the above

[66th B.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2020]