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1. The ‘firn’ is associated with

(A) Fluvial deposition

(B) Glacial compaction and recrystallization

(C) Wind accumulation

(D) Coastal accumulation

2. The ‘Moho’ discontinuity is the surface of demarcation between

(A) Crust and Mantle

(B) Mantle and Core

(C) Mantle and Outer Core

(D) Outer Core and Inner Core

3. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Match list Theories and Propounders
Match list Theories and Propounders

List – I (Theories)

List – II (Propounder)

(a) Continental Drift theory

(i) Harry Hess

(b) Sea floor spreading theory

(ii) Reid

(c) Convection Current Theory

(iii) Wegener

(d) Elastic Rebound Theory

(iv) Holmes

Q-3 Codes Theories and Propounders
Q-3 Codes Theories and Propounders

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

(B)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(ii)

(D)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

4. Given below are two statements one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The equatorial area at which the trade winds converge is known as Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

Reason (R) : The ITCZ usually lies at or near the meteorological equator (doldrums).

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

5. Cirrus clouds are at about the height of

(A) 0 – 1.5 km

(B) 1 – 3 km

(C) 4 – 6 km

(D) 8 – 14 km

6. The standard air pressure at the sea level is

(A) 1010.25 mb

(B) 1013.25 mb

(C) 1015.25 mb

(D) 1017.25 mb

7. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given below :

Q-7 Match list-I and list-II
Type of climate based on koppen's classification and Region where found

List – I (Type of climate based on Koppen’s classification)

List – II (Region where found)

(a) As

(i) North Himalayan Area

(b) E

(ii) Desert

(c) Bw

(iii) Indo-Ganga Plain

(d) Cwg

(iv) Coromandel coast

Q-7 match list codes
Q-7 match list codes

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(iv)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(C)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(D)

(iii)

(iv)

(i)

(ii)

8. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given below :

Match list reefs and Propounders
Match list reefs and Propounders

List – I (Theory of origin of tides/coral reefs)

List – II (Propounders)

(a) Progressive Wave Theory

(i) Darwin

(b) Equilibrium Theory

(ii) W. Whewell

(c) Subsidence Theory

(iii) R.P. Daly

(d) Glacial Control Theory

(iv) Issac Newton

Q- 8 Codes Match list reefs and Propounders
Q- 8 Codes Match list reefs and Propounders

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(B)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(C)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(D)

(iii)

(iv)

(i)

(ii)

9. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answers from the codes given below :

Continents and Name of temperate Grassland
Continents and Name of temperate Grassland

List – I (Continents)

List – II (Names of temperate Grassland)

(a) North America

(i) Veldt

(b) South America

(ii) Downsland

(c) Africa

(iii) Prairie

(d) Australia

(iv) Pampas

Q-9 Code Continents and Name of temperate Grassland
Q-9 Code Continents and Name of temperate Grassland

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(C)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

(D)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

10. Find out the sequence of vegetation zones from equator to pole.

(A) Taiga, Tundra, Selva, Savanna

(B) Selva, Savanna, Taiga, Tundra

(C) Savanna, Taiga, Selva, Tundra

(D) Tundra, Taiga, Savanna, Selva

11. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answers from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The sea water is more saline in tropical areas.

Reason (R) : Salinity of seawater is dependant on temperature and fresh-water mixing.

Codes :

(A) (A) is true, (R) is false.

(B) (A) is false, (R) is true.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are true.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

12. Which of the following is different from the other three on the basis of their locations ?

(A) Canaries Current

(B) Bengula Current

(C) Guinea Current

(D) Labrador Current

13. Match List – I (Concept/Book) with List – II (Author) and select the correct answer using the codes given below :

Match the list Book and Author
Match the list Book and Author

List – I (Concept/Book)

List-II (Propounder/Author)

(a) Eardkunde

(i) Humboldt

(b) Kosmos

(ii) Ritter

(c) Chorology

(iii) Hettner

(d) Areal differentiation

(iv) Ratzel

(v) Richthofen

Q-13 codes Match the list Book and Author
Q-13 codes Match the list Book and Author

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(v)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(C)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(v)

(D)

(ii)

(i)

(v)

(iii)

14. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Match the Books and Authors
Match the Books and Authors

List – I (Books)

List – II (Authors)

(a) Explanation in Geography

(i) R.J. Johnston

(b) Principles of Geomorphology

(ii) W.D. Thornbury

(c) Geography and Geographers

(iii) D.M. Smith

(d) Where the grass is greener

(iv) David Harvey

Q-14 codes Match the Books and Authors
Q-14 codes Match the Books and Authors

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(B)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(C)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

(D)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

15. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The work on Geography of Strabo was largely an encyclopaedic description of the world known to the Greeks.

Reason (R) : Strabo’s book had laid down a clear foundation for chorological writing in geography.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) explains (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) does not explain (A).

(C) (A) is correct but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false but (R) is true.

16. The correct sequence of the advent of the following geographers :

(A) Ritter – Humboldt – Richthofen – Ratzel

(B) Humboldt – Ritter – Ratzel – Richthofen

(C) Humboldt – Ritter – Richthofen – Ratzel

(D) Ritter – Humboldt – Ratzel – Richthofen

17. Which one of the population theories / models postulates a necessary causal link between modernisation on the one hand and fertility and mortality reduction on the other?

(A) Malthusian Model

(B) Communist – Socialist Theory

(C) Demographic Transition Model

(D) Neo-Malthusian Model

18. The regularity between the sizes of cities and their rank was first noted by

(A) Jefferson

(B) Zipf

(C) Christaller

(D) Auerbach

19. According to Burgess, which of the following sequences of the concentric zones of cities from the centre to the outer limit is correct ?

(A) CBD, Zone of transition, Residential zone, Zone of worker’s home, Commuters zone

(B) Residential zone, CBD, Zone of transition, Commuters zone, Zone of worker’s home

(C) Residential zone, Zone of transition, CBD, Zone of Worker’s home, Commuters zone

(D) CBD, Zone of transition, Zone of worker’s home, Residential zone, Commuters zone

20. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Q-20 Match list-I and list-II
Q-20 Match list-I and list-II

List – I

List – II

(a) Migration theory

(i) Edwin Cannon

(b) Optimum population theory

(ii) S. Stouffer

(c) Demographic transition theory

(iii) E.G. Ravenstein

(d) Intervening opportunities theory

(iv) W. Thompson

Q-20 Codes Match list-I and list-II
Q-20 Codes Match list-I and list-II

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(B)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

(C)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

(D)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(ii)

21. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Japan is a developed nation.

Reason (R) : An ample supply and diversity of natural resources is a major advantage to a country for economic growth.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

22. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the

other labelled as Reason (R). Selecty our answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : A footloose can be defined as an industry with material index = 1.

Reason (R) : A footloose industry can be located at any location without any special economic advantage or disadvantage.

Code :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

23. Which indicator from among the following could be the best indicator of social-well being ?

(A) Per Capita Income

(B) Population Growth Rate

(C) Crude Literacy Rate

(D) Life-expectancy

24. The transport model which suggests a sequential expansion of the transport network was propounded by

(A) Alan Gilbert

(B) Taaffe, Morrill and Gould

(C) de Souza and Porter

(D) Edward Soja

25. Match the following economic activities with sectors and indicate the correct matches :

Match list Sectors and Economic activities
Match list Sectors and Economic activities

(Sectors)

(Economic activities)

(a) Primary sector

(i) BPO

(b) Secondary sector

(ii) Pisci culture

(c) Tertiary sector

(iii) Handloom textiles

(d) Quarternary sector

(iv) City bus service

Q-25 Codes Match List
Q-25 Codes Match List

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(i)

(C)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(D)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

26. The zones and strata theory pertaining to the origin and diffusion of human races was propounded by

(A) Ripley

(B) Taylor

(C) Huntington

(D) Baker

27. Boundaries that are allocated and delimited before significant settlement in an area are called

(A) Antecedent boundaries

(B) Subsequent boundaries

(C) Superimposed boundaries

(D) Relic boundaries

28. Given below are two statements one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the code given below :

Assertion (A) : Mackinder’s theory of Heartland put forward a key formula – ‘Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland commands the World island; who rules the World Island commands the World.’

Reason (R) : Mackinder’s formula offered Poland the strategy for territorial expansion and international supremacy.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is correct.

29. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Denmark is a nation state in true sense of the term.

Reason (R) : A nation-state has a territorial base, but does not have necessarily a social or cultural base.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) does not explain (A).

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

30. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Match list Language and Family
Match list Language and Family

List – I (Language)

(List – II) (Family)

(a) Tamil

(i) Indo-Aryan

(b) Sinhalese

(ii) Dravidian

(c) Burmese

(iii) Austronesian

(d) Javanese

(iv) Sind-Tibetan

Q-30 Match list codes
Q-30 Match list codes

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

(C)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(D)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

31. A functional region is delineated on the basis of:

(A) Politico-administrative boundaries

(B) Isolines

(C) Physical division

(D) Fields of Interactions

32. Who developed a methodology for the study of human communities through focused attention on the ‘Place-Work-Folk’ progression ?

(A) T.H. Huxley

(B) Patrick Geddes

(C) H.R. Mill

(D) Vidal de la Blache

33. After economic liberalisation started in India in 1991, the per capita State incomes in the country have :

(A) converged

(B) remained unchanged

(C) diverged

(D) spread

34. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Dandakaranya was the first large inter-state effort to reclaim land for the settlement of refugees.

Reason (R) : Dandakaranya region lies partly in Bihar and partly in West Bengal.

Code :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) explains (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) does not explain (A).

(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

35. The correct sequence of planners in the Anglo-American tradition is

(A) Unwin, Perry, Howard, Geddes

(B) Geddes, Howard, Perry, Unwin

(C) Howard, Geddes, Unwin, Perry

(D) Perry, Geddes, Unwin, Howard

36. Which State of India is the largest producer of wheat ?

(A) Uttar Pradesh

(B) Haryana

(C) Punjab

(D) Rajasthan

37. Electricity production in India through coal is (%)

(A) 60

(B) 30

(C) 90

(D) 10

38. Which of the following statements are correct ? Select the answer from the codes given below :

(i) The soils of the Indian plateau are transported ones.

(ii) Rivers have cut alluvial terraces in the Himalayas.

(iii) Red soils occur in Tamil Nadu, South Karnataka plateau and Kerala.

(iv) Petroleum is the major source of commercial energy in India.

Codes :

(A) (i) and (iii)

(B) (i) to (iv)

(C) (ii) and (iii)

(D) (ii) and (iv)

39. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answers from the codes given below :

Match list names of the tribes and States
Match list names of the tribes and States

List – I (Names of the Tribes)

List – II (States)

(a) Santhals

(i) Rajasthan

(b) Mikirs

(ii) Andaman & Nicobar

(c) Jarawas

(iii) Jharkhand

(d) Bhils

(iv) Assam

Q-39 Match list Codes
Q-39 Match list Codes

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(B)

(iii)

(iv)

(i)

(ii)

(C)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(D)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

40. Which of the following is the correct sequence in increasing order of growth rate of population in South Indian States during 1991-2001 ?

(A) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka

(B) Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka

(C) Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

(D) Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

41. Vector and Raster data are used in

(A) Global Positioning System

(B) Remote Sensing System

(C) Geographical Information System

(D) All of these

42. Consider the following statements, which of these statements are correct ?

(a) Median is positional average in nature

(b) Rn. Value of 2.15 indicates dispersed pattern

(c) Standard deviation will alter by change of origin

(d) Gini coefficient is a measure of inequality in distribution

(A) (a), (b) and (d)

(B) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

(C) (a), (c) and (d)

(D) (a) and (d)

43. Sector diagram is also known as

(A) Pictorial diagram

(B) Ring diagram

(C) Block Pile diagram

(D) Pie diagram

44. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Q-44 Match list-I and list-II
Match list Land use features and Conventional color codes

List – I (Land use features)

(List – II) (Conventional colour code)

(a) Cultivated area

(i) Red

(b) Water bodies

(ii) Brown

(c) Built up

(iii) Blue

(d) Uncultivable waste

(iv) Green

(v) Yellow

Q-44 Match list codes
Q-44 Match list codes

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(i)

(v)

(iv)

(B)

(iv)

(v)

(ii)

(iii)

(C)

(v)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(D)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(v)

45. Find out the correct sequence of the following passes from West to East.

(A) Lipu Lekh, Nathu La, Shipki La, Zojila

(B) Zojila, Shipki La, Nathu La, Lipu Lekh

(C) Zojila, Shipki La, Lipu Lekh, Nathu La

(D) Shipki La, Zojila, Nathu La, Lipu Lekh

46. Which of the following is the correct sequence in terms of east flowing rivers from North to South in India ?

(A) Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Kaveri

(B) Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Pennar, Kaveri

(C) Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Pennar

(D) Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Pennar, Kaveri

Read the following paragraph and answer the questions (47 to 50) given below :

Richthofen’s answer to the question : What is geography ? As soon to be acclaimed as the pioneer statement on the scope and method of modern geography – one that, in the words of Hartshorne “set the direction of geographic thought for the future.” According to Richthofen, it was the distinctive purpose of geography to focus attention on the diverse phenomena that occur in interrelation on the face of the earth. He emphasized that in order to reach useful and reliable conclusions, geographical study of any part of the earth surface must start with a careful description of its physical features, and from there the student should move on to examine the interrelationships of other features of the earth’s surface to the physical geographic framework described at the outset. He underlined that the highest goal of geography was the exploration of the relationship of man to the physical earth and to the biotic features associated with it.

47. Richthofen’s ultimate goal of geography was to explore

(A) Development of regional geography

(B) Areal differentiation

(C) Man-environment relationship

(D) Development of physical geography

48. Hartshorne’s opinion that Richthofen’s views on geography was ‘thought for the future’, was due to (A) its scientific content

(B) its idea of interrelationship of phenomena

(C) its emphasis on method of study

(D) its emphasis on purpose of geography

49. Richthofen’s method may be categorised in modern terminology as

(A) Ideographic

(B) Chorographic

(C) Chorological

(D) Nomothetic

50. Richthofen’s aim in redefining geography was to develop geography as

(A) Human geography

(B) Physical geography

(C) Science

(D) Humanities