Indian Geography MCQ-16

Indian Geography MCQ for UPSC,HaryanaPSC,GoaPSC,DelhiPolice ,CDSE,NDA Exams

Artesian wells are found in

A. metamorphic rocks
B. igneous rocks
C. sedimentary rocks
D. None of the above


A huge mass of ice fed by snow on a high mountain, slowly sliding downhill before it starts melting, is called a/an

A. avalanche
B. glacier
C. iceberg
D. typhoon



A. steam explosives
B. non-toxic gases
C. lava flows
D. fragments of hot rock and spattering lava


‘Okta’ is a term defined as

A. human-induced climatic change
B. a long-term climatic change towards aridity
C. increasing drought periods of high magnitude
D. a unit used to describe the prevailing cloudiness


A permanent Seismological Observatory is located at

A. Latur
B. Pune
C. Shillong
D. Siliguri


Which of the following statements about the soils of India is not correct?

A. High temperature during most of the year retards or prevents formation of humus
B. Soils which have humus, require regular application of chemical fertilisers to remove nitrogenous deficiency
C. In the Indian Plateau, titanium salts in basalt impart black colour to the soil
D. Contour bunding is advisable in areas of steeper slopes


The most suitable measure for soil conservation is

A. afforestation
B. irrigation
C. crop rotation
D. contour farming


The area of our globe that lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is called

A. Frigid zone
B. North Temperate zone
C. Ton-id zone
D. South Temperate zone


The Karakoram Pass links

A. Afghanistan and Pakistan
B. China and Pakistan
C. China and India
D. Afghanistan and Iran


All of the following are example of sedimentary rocks, except

A. clay
B. limestone
C. sandstone
D. slate


Which of the following statements is true in regard to the texture of soils?

A. Soils of fine particles are classed as sandy whereas soils of coarse particles are called clayey
B. The fineness or coarseness of soils depends upon the size of their mineral particles
C. Owing to looseness of sand particles, sandy soils are not friable and are ill drained
D. None of the above is correct


The highest mountain peak situated in India is

A. Annapurna
B. Mt. Everest
C. Godwin Austen (K-2)
D. Nanda Devi


Which set of two rivers given below together forms the world’s largest delta, before their waters flow into the respective seas?

A. Seine and the Rhine
B. Danube and the Thames
C. Euphrates and the Nile
D. Ganges and the Brahmaputra


When rain falls through a cold layer of air near the earth’s surface, raindrops get frozen into ice. This type of precipitation is called

A. sleet
B. hail
C. snowfall
D. ice crystals


The Indian subcontinent lies

A. wholly in the southern hemisphere
B. wholly in the northern hemisphere
C. mostly in the northern hemisphere and partly in the southern hemisphere
D. mostly in the southern hemisphere and partly in the northern hemisphere


Which State is at the most eastern part of India?

A. Assam
B. Arunachal Pradesh
C. Nagaland
D. Manipur


Which of the following varieties of soils has a very sparse vegetation?

A. Bhangar
B. Khadar
C. Reh or Kallar
D. None of these


When rainwater washes away a large proportion of calcium compound from the soil, it becomes

A. acidic
B. alkaline
C. nitrogenous
D. None of these


Which of the following States leads in the production of groundnut in India?

A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Gujarat
C. Maharashtra
D. Rajasthan


The Paithan (Jayakwadi) Hydroelectric project, completed with the help of Japan, is on the river

A. Ganges
B. Cauveri
C. Narmada
D. Godavari


The Taiga belt lies between the

A. Temperate grasslands and Tundra
B. Mediterranean climate and Tundra
C. Monsoon climate and Tundra
D. Tibet-type climate and Tundra


Equinox occurs when the Sun is vertically above the

A. equator
B. tropic of Capricorn
C. tropic of Cancer
D. Poles


Which one of the following mountain ranges is spread over only one state in India?

A. Ajanta
B. Sahyadri
C. Satpura
D. Aravalli


Which of the following practices of cultivation can be referred to as crop rotation?

A. Same crop in different seasons in the same field
B. Same crop in the same season in different – fields
C. Different crops in different seasons in the same field
D. Different crops in the same season in different fields


The area most susceptible to earthquakes is the

A. Mexican belt
B. Himalayan belt
C. Circum-Pacific belt
D. Mediterranean belt