Geography : Civil Services Exam 2017 Question Paper Analysis

Analysis of Geography Section of Civil Services Exam 2017

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 2017. We will have a comparison with the syllabus and sources we have already discussed



Questions


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Map > Countries

Resource : Atlas

Q1. Mediterranean Sea is a border of which of the following countries?

1. Jordan

2. Iraq

3. Lebanon

4. Syria

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Physiography

Resource : Atlas

Q2. Consider the following statements:

1. In India, the Himalayas are spread over five states only.

2. Western Ghats are spread over five states only.

3. Pulicat Lake is spread over two States only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Climate

Resource : Current Affairs

Q3. With reference to ‘Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)’ sometimes mentioned in the news while forecasting Indian monsoon, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. IOD phenomenon is characterised by a difference in sea surface temperature between tropical Western Indian Ocean and tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.

2. An IOD phenomenon can influence an El Nino’s impact on the monsoon.

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 : Indian Physical Geography > Map

Resource : Atlas

Q4. Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?

  1. Sumatra
  2. Borneo
  3. Java
  4. Sri Lanka


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Drainage

Resource : Atlas

Q5. With reference to river Teesta, consider the following statements:

1. The source of river Teesta is the same as that of Brahmaputra but it flows through Sikkim.

2. River Rangeet originates in Sikkim and it is a tributary of river Teesta.

3. River Teesta flows into Bay of Bengal on the border of India and Bangladesh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Map

Resource : Atlas

Q6. If you travel by road from Kohima to Kottayam, what is the minimum number of States within India through which you can travel, including the origin and the destination?

  1. 6
  2. 7
  3. 8
  4. 9


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Physiography

Resource : NCERT

Q7. From the ecological point of view, which one of the following assumes importance in being a good link between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats?

  1. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
  2. Nallamala Forest
  3. Nagarhole National Park
  4. Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian physical Geography > Physiography

Resource : Current Affairs

Q8. At one of the place in India, if you stand on the seashore and watch the sea, ‘you will find that the sea water recedes from the shore line a few kilometres and comes back to the shore, twice a day, and you can actually walk on the sea floor when the water recedes. This unique phenomenon is seen at

  1. Bhavnagar
  2. Bheemunipatnam
  3. Chandipur
  4. Nagapattinam

Analysis


Topic wise distribution :

  • Fundamental Geography : 0 Questions
  • Indian Physical Geography : 7 Questions
  • Indian Economic Geography : 0 Questions
  • Map : 1 Questions


Resource wise distribution :

  • NCERTs : 1 Question
  • GC Leong : 0 Question
  • Current Affairs : 2 Questions
  • Atlas : 5 Questions
  • Unknown : 0 Questions


Difficulty wise distribution :

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Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
@shriyansh

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