Geography : Civil Services Exam 2014 Question Paper Analysis

Analysis of Geography Section of Civil Services Exam 2014

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 2014. We will have a comparison with the syllabus and sources we have already discussed



Questions


Difficulty : Easy

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Physiography

Resource : NCERT

Q1. If you travel through the Himalayas, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there ?

1. Oak

2. Rhododendron

3. Sandalwood

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Tribes

Resource : Current Affairs

Q2. With reference to 'Changpa' community of India, consider the following statements :

1. They live mainly in the State of Uttarakhand

2. They rear the Pashmina goats that yield a fine wool.

3. They are kept in the category of Scheduled Tribes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Agriculture

Resource :

Q3. In the context of food and nutritional security of India, enhancing the 'Seed Replacement Rates' of various crops helps in achieving the food production targets of the future. But what is/are the constraint/constraints in its wider/greater implementation ?

1. There is no National Seeds Policy in place.

2. There is no participation of private sector seed companies in the supply of quality seeds of vegetables and planting materials of horticultural crops.

3. There is a demand-supply gap regarding quality seeds in case of low value and high volume crops.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Agriculture

Resource : 

Q4. Consider the following pairs : Region Well-known for the production of

1. Kinnaur : Areca nut

2. Mewat : Mango

3. Coromandel Soya bean

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched ?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Geographical Indication

Resource : Current Affairs

Q5. Consider the following towns of India :

1. Bhadrachalam

2. Chanderi

3. Kancheepuram

4. Karnal

Which of the above are famous for the production of traditional sarees/fabric ?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Transport

Resource : NCERT

Q6. Consider the following pairs: National Highway Cities connected

1. NH4 : Chennai and Hyderabad

2. NH6 : Mumbai and Kolkata

3. NH15 : Ahmedabad and Jodhpur

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched ?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Map

Resource : Atlas

Q7. Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the 'Ten Degree Channel'?

  1. Andman and Nicobar
  2. Nicobar and Sumatra
  3. Maldives and Lakshadweep
  4. Sumatra and Java 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Agriculture

Resource : Current Affairs

Q8. Consider the following pairs : Programme/Project Ministry

1 Drought-Prone Area Programme : Ministry of Agriculture 

2. Desert Development Programme : Ministry of Environment and Forests

3. National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas : Ministry of Rural Development

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched ?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > National Parks and Biosphere Reserves

Resource : Atlas

Q9. Consider the following pairs :

1. Dampa Tiger Reserve : Mizoram

2. Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary : Sikkim

3. Saramati Peak : Nagaland

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched ?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > The Earth

Resource : NCERT

Q10. Which of the following phenomena might have influenced the evolution of organisms ?

1. Continental drift

2. Glacial cycles

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > The Earth

Resource : NCERT

Q11. Which of the following adds/ads carbon dioxide to the carbon cycle on the planet Earth ?

1. Volcanic action

2. Respiration

3. Photosynthesis

4. Decay of organic matter

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Biodiversity

Resource : NCERT

Q12. Which of the following have coral reefs ?

1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

2. Gulf of Kachchh

3. Gulf of Mannar

4. Sunderbans

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Soil

Resource : NCERT

Q13. In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with which of the following ?

1. Terrace cultivation

2. Deforestation

3. Tropical climate

Select the correct answer using the code 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 > Climate

Resource : NCERT

Q14. The seasonal reversal of winds is the typical characteristic of

  1. Equatorial climate
  2. Mediterranean climate
  3. Monsoon climate
  4. All of the above climates 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Drainage

Resource : Atlas

Q15. Consider the following rivers :

1. Barak

2. Lohit

3. Subansiri

Which of the above flows/flow through Arunachal Pradesh ?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Physiography

Resource : Atlas

Q16. Consider the following pairs :

Hills Region

1. Cardamom Hills : Coromandel Coast

2. Kaimur Hills : Konkan Coast

3. Maadeo Hills : Central India

4. Mikir Hills : North-East India

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 3 and 4
  4. 2 and 4


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Seas

Resource : Atlas

Q17. Turkey is located between

  1. Black Sea and Caspian Sea
  2. Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea
  3. Gulf of Suez and Mediterranean Sea
  4. Gulf of Aqaba and Dead Sea


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Cities

Resource : Atlas

Q18. What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in South-East Asia as one proceeds from south to north?

1. Bangkok

2. Hanoi

3. Jakarta

4. Singapore

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 4-2-1-3
  2. 3-2-4-1
  3.  (c) 3-4-1-2
  4. (d) 4-3-2-1  


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Agriculture

Resource : Current Affairs

Q19. What are the benefits of implementing the ‘Integrated Watershed Development Programme?

1. Prevention of soil runoff

2. Linking the country’s perennial rivers with seasonal rivers

3. Rainwater harvesting and recharge of groundwater table

4. Regeneration of natural vegetation

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Analysis


Topic wise distribution :

  • Fundamental Geography : 6 Questions
  • Indian Physical Geography : 7 Questions
  • Indian Economic Geography : 6 Questions
  • Map : 2 Questions


Resource wise distribution :

  • NCERTs : 7 Questions
  • GC Leong : 0 Questions
  • Current Affairs : 4 Questions
  • Atlas : 6 Questions
  • Unknown : 2 Questions


Difficulty wise distribution :

  • Easy :
  • Medium :
  • Difficult :



Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
@shriyansh

Civil Services Aspirant



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