Islands of India – Old Year Questions

Islands in the Bay of Bengal

1. “Saddle Peak” the highest peak of Andaman &Nicobar is located in

(a) Great Nicobar
(b) Middle Andaman
(c) Little Andaman
(d) North Andaman

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


2. Which of the following is the highest peak of the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands?

(a) Saddle peak
(b) Mount Thuillier
(c) Mount Diavolo
(d) Mount Koyale

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009]


3. Andaman and Nicobar are –

(a) Two Islands in Bay of Bengal
(b) Group of Islands in Bay of Bengal
(c) Group of Islands in Arabian Sea
(d) Two Islands in Indian ocean.

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


4. Number of islands in Andaman and Nicobar is–

(a) 200
(b) 240
(c) 220
(d) 250

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


5. Ten degree channel separates –

(a) Andaman from Nicobar Islands
(b) Andaman from Myanmar
(c) India from Sri Lanka
(d) Lakshadweep from Maldives

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


6. Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the Ten degree channel’?

(a) Andaman and Nicobar
(b) Nicobar and Sumatra
(c) Maldives and Lakshadweep
(d) Sumatra and Java

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


7. Which one of the following pair of islands is separated by 10-degree channel?

(a) Lakshadweep and Minicoy
(b) South Andaman and Little Andaman
(c) Andaman and Nicobar
(d) Pamban and Mannar

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


8. Palk Strait is located between

(a) India and Pakistan
(b) India and Bangladesh
(c) India and Sri Lanka
(d) India and Maldives

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


9. Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?

(a) Sumatra
(b) Borneo
(c) Java
(d) Sri Lanka

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


10. Barren Island is located in

(a) Bay of Bengal
(b) Arabian sea.
(c) Mediterranean Sea
(d) China sea

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


11. Which one of the following is a volcanic island of India?

(a) Little Andaman
(b) Little Nicobar
(c) Great Nicobar
(d) Barren Island

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


12. The northern part of the Western Coastal Plain of India is also known as

(a) Karnataka Coast
(b) Malabar
(c) Konkan
(d) Coromandel

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


13. Which of the following islands of India has a volcanic origin?

(a) Barren
(b) Car Nicobar
(c) Little Nicobar
(d) North Andaman

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


14. Consider the following statements :
1. The Barren Island volcano is an active volcano located in the Indian territory.
2. Barren Island lies about 140 km. east of Great Nicobar.
3. The last time the Barren Island Volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

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


15. Sriharikota island is located in –

(a) Near Chilka lake
(b) Near the mouth of Mahanadi River
(c) Near Pulicat lake
(d) Near the mouth of Godavari River

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


16. The Adam’s Bridge begins from –

(a) Dhanushkodi
(b) Mandapam
(c) Pamban
(d) Rameshwaram

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


17. Addu Atoll, is situated in which ocean?

(a) Atlantic Ocean
(b) Arctic Ocean
(c) Indian Ocean
(d) Pacific Ocean
(e) None of the above / More than one of the above

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


Islands in the Arabian Sea

1. Where is Lakshadweep located?

(a) Indian Ocean
(b) Arabian Sea
(c) Bay of Bengal
(d) Pacific Ocean

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


2. In which of the following parts of India ‘Atolls’ are commonly found?

(a) Near Sundarbans
(b) Near Khambhat Gulf
(c) Near Lakshadweep
(d) Near Rameshwaram

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


3. Which of the following is a coral island?

(a) New Moore
(b) Car Nicobar
(c) Andaman
(d) Lakshadweep

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


4. Lakshadweep island is situated –

(a) In South West India
(b) In South India
(c) In South East India
(d) In East India near West Bengal

[38th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1992]


5. Islands group Lakshadweep is –

(a) Accumulation of coral reef
(b) Accumulation of volcano substances
(c) Soil sedimentation
(d) None of the above-mentioned is true

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


6. Lakshadweep consists of how many Islands?

(a) 17
(b) 27
(c) 36
(d) 47

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


7. Which one of the following is one of the remotest islands from the Indian coast?

(a) Bhatkal
(b) Arnala
(c) Minicoy
(d) Henry

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


8. Which one of the following Indian islands lies between India and Sri Lanka?

(a) Elephanta
(b) Nicobar
(c) Rameshwaram
(d) Salsette

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


9. A large city built on an Indian island is –

(a) Panaji
(b) Rameswaram
(c) Port Blair
(d) Mumbai

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


10. Match list –I with list – II and select the correct answer using the code given below.
            List –I                         List-II
           (Island)                   (Location)
A. Viyant Syodhar        1. Coast of Kathiawar
B. Piram                          2. Coast of Arabian sea
C. Dwarka                       3. Gulf of Kutch
D. Diu                               4. Gulf of Cambay
Code :

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

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


11. Kori Creek lies in –

(a) Gulf of Kutch
(b) Gulf of Khambhat
(c) Little Rann of Kutch
(d) Rann of Kutch

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011]


12. The Sir Creek dispute is between which of the following two countries?

(a) India-Pakistan
(b) Afghanistan-Pakistan
(c) China-India
(d) India-Bangladesh

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]