Geography : Civil Services Exam 2018 Question Paper Analysis

 Analysis of Geography Section of Civil Services Exam 2018

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 2018. We will have a comparison with the syllabus and sources we have already discussed



Questions


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Seas

Resource : Current Affairs

Q1. Which of the following has/have shrunk immensely/dried up the recent past due to human activities?

1. Aral Sea

2. Black Sea

3. Lake Baikal

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Economic Geography > Natural Resources

Resource : Current Affairs

Q2. Consider the following statements:

1. In India, State Governments do not have the power to auction noncoal mines.

2. Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand do no have gold mines.

3. Rajasthan has iron ore mines.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Cities

Resource : Atlas

Q3. Among the following cities, which one lies on a longitude closest to that of Delhi?

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Nagpur
  4. Pune


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Cities

Resource : Current Affairs, Atlas

Q4. Consider the following pairs: Towns sometimes mentioned in news -Country

1. Aleppo - Syria

2. Kirkuk - Yemen

3. Mosul - Palestine

4. Mazar-i-sharif - Afghanistan

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > The Earth

Resource : NCERT

Q5. Consider the following statements:

1. The Earth's magnetic field has reversed every few hundred thousand years.

2. When the Earth was created more than 4000 million years ago, there was 54% oxygen and no carbon dioxide.

3. When living organisms originated, they modified the early atmosphere of the Earth.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  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 > Lakes

Resource : NCERT

Q6. Which one of the following is an artificial lake?

  1. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
  2. Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh)
  3. Nainital (Uttarakhand)
  4. Renuka (Himachal Pradesh)


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Indian Physical Geography > Maps

Resource : Current Affairs

Q7. Consider the following statements:

1. The Barren Island volcano is an active volcano located in the Indian territory.

2. Barren Island lies about 140 km east of Great Nicobar.

3. The last time the Barren Island volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Ocean

Resource : G C Leong

Q8. Consider the following statements:

1. Most of the world's coral reefs are in tropical waters.

2. More than one-third of the world's coral reefs are located in the territories of Australia, Indonesia and Philippines.

3. Coral reefs host far more number of animal phyla than those hosted by tropical rainforests.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Fundamental Geography > Cities

Resource : Current Affairs, Atlas

Q9. Consider the following pairs:

Regions sometimes mentioned in news - Country

1. Catalonia - Spain

2. Crimea - Hungary

3. Mindanao - Philippines

4. Oromia - Nigeria

Which of the pair given above are correctly matched?

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

Analysis


Topic wise distribution :

  • Fundamental Geography : 5 Questions
  • Indian Physical Geography : 3 Questions
  • Indian Economic Geography : 1 Questions
  • Map : 1 Question


Resource wise distribution :

  • NCERTs : 2 Questions
  • GC Leong : 1 Question
  • Current Affairs : 5 Questions
  • Atlas : 3 Questions
  • Unknown : 0 Questions


Difficulty wise distribution :

  • Easy :
  • Medium :
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Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
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