Geography : Civil Services Exam 2015 Question Paper Analysis

Analysis of Geography Section of Civil Services Exam 2015

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 2015. We will have a comparison with the syllabus and sources we have already discussed



Questions


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Weather

Resource : NCERT

Q1. In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical latitudes, cyclone does not originate. What is the reason ?

  1. Sea surface temperatures are low
  2. Inter-tropical Convergence Zone seldom occurs
  3. Coriolis force is too weak
  4. Absence of land in those regions 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Location

Resource : NCERT

Q2. Which one of the following pairs of States of India indicates the easternmost and westernmost State ?

  1. Assam and Rajasthan
  2. Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan
  3. Assam and Gujarat
  4. Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Ocean

Resource : NCERT

Q3. What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial countercurrent ?

  1. The Earth's rotation on its axis
  2. Convergence of the two equatorial currents
  3. Difference in salinity of water
  4. Occurrence of the belt of calm near the equator 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Physiography

Resource : NCERT

Q4. Consider the following pairs:

Place of Pilgrimage - Location

1. Srisailam - Nallamala Hills

2. Omakareshwar - Satmala Hills

3. Pushkar - Mahadeo Hills

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 : Indian Physical Geography > Drainage

Resource : NCERT

Q5. Consider the following rivers :

1. Vamsadhara

2. Indravati

3. Pranahita

4. Pennar

Which of the above are tributaries of Godavari ?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Industries

Resource : 

Q6. In India, the steel production industry requires the import of

  1. saltpetre
  2. rock phosphate
  3. coking coal
  4. All of the above 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Winds

Resource : NCERT

Q7. Consider the following statements:

1. The winds which blow between 30 N and 60 S latitudes throughout the year are known as westerlies.

2. The moist air masses that cause winter rains in NorthWestern region of India are part of westerlies.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Tribes

Resource : 

Q8. In a particular region in India, the local people train the roots of living trees into robust bridges across the streams. As the time passes, these bridges become stronger. These unique 'living root bridges' are found in

  1. Meghalaya
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Jharkhand
  4. Tamil Nadu


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Ocean

Resource : NCERT

Q9. Tides occur in the oceans and seas due to which among the following?

1. Gravitational force of the Sun

2. Gravitational force of the Moon

3. Centrifugal force of the Earth

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography

Resource : 

Q10. In which of the following activities are Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites used?

1. Assessment of crop productivity

2. Locating groundwater resources

3. Mineral exploration

4. Telecommunications

5. Traffic studies

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Climate & Vegetation

Resource : NCERT

Q11. Consider the following States:

1. Arunachal Pradesh

2. Himachal Pradesh

3. Mizoram

In which of the above States do 'Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests' occur?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Seas

Resource : Atlas

Q12. Which one of the following countries of South-West Asia does not open out to the Mediterranean Sea?

  1. Syria
  2. Jordan
  3. Lebanon
  4. Israel 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Climate & Vegetation

Resource : NCERT

Q13. In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species?

  1. Tropical moist deciduous forest
  2. Tropical rain forest
  3. Tropical thorn scrub forest
  4. Temperate forest with grasslands


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Climate & Vegetation

Resource : NCERT

Q14. "Each day is more or less the same, the morning is clear and bright with a sea breeze; as the Sun climbs high in the sky, heat mounts up, dark clouds form, then rain comes with thunder and lightning. But rain is soon over."

Which of the following regions is described in the above passage?

  1. Savannah
  2. Equatorial
  3. Monsoon
  4. Mediterranean 

Analysis


Topic wise distribution :

  • Fundamental Geography : 6 Questions
  • Indian Physical Geography : 6 Questions
  • Indian Economic Geography : 2 Questions
  • Map : 1 Question


Resource wise distribution :

  • NCERTs : 10 Questions
  • GC Leong : 0 Questions
  • Current Affairs : 0 Questions
  • Atlas : 1 Questions
  • Unknown : 3 Questions


Difficulty wise distribution :

  • Easy :
  • Medium :
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Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
@shriyansh

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