Geography : Civil Services Exam 2013 Question Paper Analysis

Analysis of Geography Section of Civil Services Exam 2013

Geography Previous Year Questions Analysis
By   @shriyansh,   2 years ago

In this article we will analyse the Questions asked from geography section in the Civil Services exam 2013. We will have a comparison with the syllabus and sources we have already discussed



Questions


Difficulty : Easy

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Oceanography

Resource : NCERT

Q1. The most important fishing grounds of the world are found in the regions where

  1. Warm and cold atmospheric currents meet
  2. Rivers drain out large amounts of freshwater into the sea
  3. Warm and cold oceanic currents meet
  4. Continental shelf is undulating 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Vegetation

Resource : NCERT

Q2. Which of the following is/are unique characteristic/characteristics of equatorial forests?

1. Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy

2. Coexistence of a large number of species

3. Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Weather

Resource : NCERT

Q3. The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas. What is/are the reason/reasons?

1. Thermal difference between land and water

2. Variation in altitude between continents and oceans

3. Presence of strong winds in the interior

4. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to coasts

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Minerals

Resource : Current Affairs

Q4. Which of the following is/are the characteristic/characteristics of Indian coal?

1. High ash content

2. Low sulphur content

3. Low ash fusion temperature

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Soils

Resource : NCERT

Q5. Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct?

1. They are generally red in colour.

2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.

3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.

4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1 and 4
  4. 2 and 3 only


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Minerals

Resource : NCERT

Q6. Consider the following statements:

1. Natural gas occurs in the Gondwana beds.

2. Mica occurs in abundance in Kodarma.

3. Dharwars are famous for petroleum. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3
  4. None 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Agriculture

Resource : NCERT

Q7. Consider the following crops:

1. Cotton

2. Groundnut

3. Rice

4. Wheat

Which of these are Kharif crops?

  1. 1 and 4
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 2, 3 and 4


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Climate and Vegetation

Resource : G C Leong

Q8. “Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty and the people used to be nomadic herders.”

The above statement best describes which of the following regions?

  1. African Savannah
  2. Central Asian Steppe
  3. North American Prairie
  4. Siberian Tundra 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Weather

Resource : G C Leong

Q9. During a thunderstorm, the thunder in the skies is produced by the

1. Meeting of cumulonimbus clouds in the sky.

2. Lightning that separates the nimbus clouds.

3. Violent upward movement of air and water particles.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None of the above produces the thunder 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Tribes

Resource : Current Affairs

Q10. Consider the following pairs: Tribe State

1. Limboo (Limbu) Sikkim

2. Karbi Himachal Pradesh

3. Dongaria Kondh Odisha

4. Bonda Tamil Nadu

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Natural Resources

Resource : Current Affairs

Q11. Which one among the following industries is the maximum consumer of water in India?

  1. Engineers
  2. Paper and pulp
  3. Textiles
  4. Thermal power 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Landforms

Resource : G C Leong

Q12. Which of the following leaf modifications occurs/occur in desert areas to inhibit water loss?

1. Hard and waxy leaves

2. Tiny leaves or no leaves

3. Thorns instead of leaves

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Landforms

Resource : Atlas

Q13. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

Geographical Feature Region

  1. Abyssinian Plateau Arabia
  2. Atlas Mountains North-Western Africa
  3. Guiana Highlands South-Western Africa
  4. Okavango Basin Patagonia 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > The Earth

Resource : NCERT

Q14. Variations in the length of daytime and nighttime from season to season are due to

  1. the earth’s rotation on its axis
  2. the earth’s revolution round the sun in an elliptical manner
  3. latitudinal position of the place
  4. revolution of the earth on a tilted axis 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Drainage

Resource : NCERT

Q15. The Narmada river flows to the west, while most other large peninsular rivers flow to the east. Why?

1. It occupies a linear rift valley.

2. It flows between the Vindhyas and the Satpuras.

3. The land slopes to the west from Central India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Map Study > National Parks and Biosphere Reserves

Resource : Atlas

Q16. Consider the following pairs:

1. Nokrek Biosphere Reserve Garo Hills

2. Logtak (Loktak) Lake Barail Range

3. Namdapha National Park Dafla Hills

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. None


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > The Earth

Resource : NCERT

Q17. Consider the following:

1. Electromagnetic radiation

2. Geothermal energy

3. Gravitational force

4. Plate movements

5. Rotation of the earth

6. Revolution of the earth

Which of the above are responsible for bringing dynamic changes on the surface of the earth?

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
  2. 1, 3, 5 and 6 only
  3. 2, 4, 5 and 6 only
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Agriculture

Resource : 

Q18. Contour bunding is a method of soil conservation used in

  1. desert margins, liable to strong wind action
  2. low flat plains, close to stream courses, liable to flooding
  3. scrublands, liable to spread of weed growth
  4. None of the above 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Map Study > National Parks and Biosphere Reserves

Resource : Atlas

Q19. Consider the following pairs: National Park River flowing through the Park

1. Corbett National Park Ganga

2. Kaziranga National Park Manas

3. Silent Valley National Park Kaveri

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly mached?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Environment

Resource : 

Which of the following adds/add nitrogen to the soil?

1. Excretion of urea by animals

2. Burning of coal by man

3. Death of vegetation

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Analysis


Topic wise distribution :

  • Fundamental Geography : 9 Questions
  • Indian Physical Geography : 3 Questions
  • Indian Economic Geography : 5 Questions
  • Map : 2 Questions


Resource wise distribution :

  • NCERTs : 9 Questions
  • GC Leong : 3 Questions
  • Current Affairs : 3 Questions
  • Atlas : 3 Questions
  • Unknown : 2 Questions


Difficulty wise distribution :

  • Easy :
  • Medium :
  • Difficult :



Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
@shriyansh

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