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Note : This paper contains seventy five (75) objective type questions of two (2) marks each. All questions are compulsory.

1. The concept of geosynclines was given by

(A) James Hall and Dana

(B) Hang

(C) Holmes

(D) Steers

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2. The Base Level concept was postulated by

(A) James Hutton

(B) J. W. Powell

(C) W. M. Davis

(D) Walther Penck

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3. Which of the following is formed as a result of tectonic forces?

(A) Hanging valley

(B) V-shaped valley

(C) Rift valley

(D) Blind valley

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

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-4
List-IList-II
a. A plain largely composed of recent alluviumi. Pedi plain
b. a deep sea plainii. Loess plain
c. a plain formed by wind actioniii. Flood plain
d. a level surface lightly covered with thin layer of alluviumiv. Abyssal plain
Q-4 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IvIiiIiI
(B)IiiIvIIi
(C)IvIiiIIi
(D)IiiIvIiI

5. “The present is the key to the past.” This statement was made by

(A) W. M. Davis

(B) James Hutton

(C) Van Ritchthofen

(D) A. Penck

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6. Which of the following was a part of Lauratia?

(A) Anatolian Plate

(B) Chinese Plate

(C) Iranian Plate

(D) Agean Plate

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

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-7
List – IList – II
a. Normal faulti. Displacement of both the rock blocks in opposite directions
b. Reverse faultii. Movement of both the rock blocks towards each other
c. Lateral faultiii. Displacement of rock block horizontally along fault plane
d. Stege faultiv. When the slopes of a series of faults are in same direction
Q-7 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IIiIiiIv
(B)IvIiiIiI
(C)IiiIIiIv
(D)IiIiiIIv

8. When does an escarpment appear?

(A) When a land block moves horizontally.

(B) When a land block moves vertically.

(C) When a land block moves due to water logging.

(D) When a land block moves due to human intervention.

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9. Identify fluvio-glacial deposits from the following:

(A) Outwash plain

(B) Flood plain

(C) Penne plain

(D) Pan plain

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10. Migration from developed to less developed region is called as

(A) Emigration

(B) Immigration

(C) Perverse migration

(D) Reverse migration

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11. “Space is socially or culturally constructed” is the view under

(A) Logical positivism

(B) Behaviouralism

(C) Post modernism

(D) Structuralism

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12. A counter clock-wise atmospheric circulation in the northern hemisphere is known as

(A) Pressure gradient

(B) Cyclone

(C) Anti-cyclone

(D) Tornado

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13. The author of the book ‘The Unstable Earth’ is

(A) Paschel

(B) Gilberk G. K.

(C) Mallot C. A.

(D) J. A. Steers

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14. Which of the following earthquake waves are most destructive?

(A) S-waves

(B) P-waves

(C) R-waves

(D) L-waves

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15. Mediterranean climate is characterized by

(A) Dry summer and Humid winter

(B) Humid summer and Dry winter

(C) Dry summer and Dry winter

(D) Humid summer with no winter

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16. Insolation reaches the earth surface in the form of

(A) Short waves

(B) Long waves

(C) Microwaves

(D) Lorenz curve

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17. The range of visible wave length on electromagnetic spectrum is

(A) 0.4 to 0.7 micrometres

(B) 0.7 to 15.0 micrometres

(C) 0.3 to 0.9 micrometres

(D) 0.3 to 15.0 micrometres

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18. As per the Koppen՚s scheme the Bhwh type of climate is found in

(A) Jammu & Kashmir

(B) Rajasthan

(C) Gujarat

(D) Odisha

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19. Cold dry wind experienced particularly in winter along the eastern coast of Atlantic Ocean and in Northern Italy is called

(A) Cyclone

(B) Boras

(C) Tornado

(D) Hurricane

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20. The atmosphere gets heated by which one of the following?

(A) Direct rays of the sun

(B) Volcanic activity

(C) Burning of organic material

(D) Radiation from the earth

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21. A tropical cyclone was located 500 kms. South-West of Visakhapatnam. The cyclone first moved 250 kms in North-West direction and then suddenly changed the direction to the North-East. Which of the following ports would raise the highest danger signal?

(A) Chennai

(B) Haldia

(C) Visakhapatanam

(D) Tuticorinswer

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22. Which one of the following regions does not receive much rainfall during the South-West monsoon season?

(A) Tamil Nadu Coast

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Chota Nagpur Plateau

(D) Eastern Himalayas

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23. In which type of climate equiplanation process i.e.. , reduction of relief to a plain takes place?

(A) Arid climate

(B) Cold climate

(C) Tropical climate

(D) Temperate climate

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24. Winter rainfall in North-Western part of India is mainly due to

(A) Western disturbance

(B) North-East Monsoon

(C) North-West Monsoon

(D) Depression in the Bay of Bengal

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25. Which one of the following phenomena shown in the sketch given below is correct?

The Following Phenomena Shown Image

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below: Codes:

(A) Normal lapse rate

(B) Upper surface inversion

(C) Lower surface inversion

(D) Environmental lapse rate

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26. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) : Assertion (A) : The eastern coast of India is affected by tropical cyclones more than the western coast. Reason (R) : Tropical cyclone originates only in the Bay of Bengal. In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

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

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

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

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

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27. Match List – I and List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given:

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-27
List – I (Names of tropical cyclones)List – II (Regions)
a. Hurricanesi. Australia
b. Typhoonsii. Japan
c. Willy-Willyiii. U. S. A.
d. Taifuiv. China
Q-27 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IiiIvIIi
(B)IIiIiiIv
(C)IvIiiIiI
(D)IiIIiiIv

28. The temperature that provides favourable ecological conditions for living coral reefs is

(A) less than

(B)

(C)

(D) more than

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

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-29
List – IList – II
a. Coral reefi. Organic Ocean Deposit
b. Shoalii. Deep flat surface
c. Abyssal plainiii. Steep descent from the shelf bed
d. Continental slopeiv. Detached elevation with shallow depth
Q-29 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IiIiiIIv
(B)IvIIiiIi
(C)IiiIiIvI
(D)IIvIiIii

30. Which among the following has postulated the Subsidence Theory related to coral reef?

(A) Dally

(B) Agassiz

(C) Darwin

(D) Davis

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31. If a tide occurs at a place at 6 p. m. when will be the next tide occur?

(A) 00.13 a. m. of the next day

(B) 06.26 a. m. of the next day

(C) 12.39 p. m. of the next day

(D) 06.52 p. m. of the next day

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

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-32
List – IList – II
a. Tidei. A warm comparatively fast moving ocean current
b. Tsunamiii. A cold ocean current
c. Gulf streamiii. The periodic rise and fall of water
d. Labradone currentiv. Rise of sea water in wave form due to seismic activity
Q-32 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IiIIiiIv
(B)IIiIiiIv
(C)IiiIvIIi
(D)IvIiiIiI

33. Which one of the following ecosystem services is not a part of Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) report?

(A) Provisioning

(B) Promoting

(C) Supportive

(D) Regulating

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34. Which one of the following places in India the first bird-sanctuary was set up?

(A) Vedanthangal

(B) Kundremukha

(C) Bannarghata

(D) Keoladeo

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35. 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) : Physical factors provide only a partial and deterministic explanation of geographical distribution of population.

Reason (R) : Man is by no means passive in his choice of areas for settlement and everywhere demonstrates an ability to exercise some control over his environment.

(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.

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36. Which one of the following indicates the principle of transport in Central Place Theory?

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

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37. Assertion (A) : Post-industrial city is largely characterised by horizontal expansion.

Reason (R) : Land prices are high in the central city.

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

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

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

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

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

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-29
List – IList – II
a. Cantonmenti. Kochi
b. Transportii. Bangalore
c. Miningiii. Mau
d. I. T.iv. Ankleshwar
Q-38 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IIiiIiIv
(B)IiiIiIvI
(C)IiiIIvIi
(D)IiiIIiIv

39. Read Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and find the correct answer from the codes given below: Assertion (A) : Global urban population is not uniformly distributed by location and nearly two-thirds is relatively concentrated within low elevation coastal areas.

Reason (R) : Soil fertility in the coastal areas caused concentration of rural settlements.

(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 (A) is true.

40. Which one of the following stages of demographic transition model predicts “a-high birth but a-low death rate” ?

(A) First stage

(B) Second stage

(C) Third stage

(D) Late-second stage

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41. Match the following:

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-41
List – I (State)List – II (Rate of Literacy (%) at 2011 census)
a. Uttarakhandi. 69.7
b. Chhattisgarhii. 70.0
c. Tamil Naduiii. 60.2
d. Gujarativ. 73.4
Q-41 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IIiIiiIv
(B)IiIiiIvI
(C)IiiIvIIi
(D)IvIiiIiI

42. Which one of the following is not an assumption or principle of the concentric zone model of urban land case?

(A) Cultural and social heterogeneity of the population

(B) Transport is equally easy, rapid and cheap in every direction within the city.

(C) None of districts is attractive due to differences in terrain.

(D) There is a concentration of heavy industry.

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43. Who, amongst the following, defined Geography as a chorological science?

(A) Ptolemy

(B) Richthofen

(C) Hettner

(D) P. E. James

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44. Who, amongst the following, has propounded the concept of Time Space Geography?

(A) Hagerstrand

(B) Haggett

(C) Johnston

(D) Harvey

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45. Match the following from the codes:

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-45
(Major Proponent)(Philosophy of Geography)
a. Gibsoni. Idealism
b. Guelkeii. Realism
c. Peetiii. Behaviouralism
d. Wright and Kirkiv. Radicalism
Q-45 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IIiIiiIv
(B)IIiIvIii
(C)IiIIvIii
(D)IiIIiiIv

46. Which one of the following ports has been developed on a lagoon?

(A) Chennai

(B) Mumbai

(C) Kochi

(D) Visakhapatnam

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47. Truck farming is associated with

(A) Vegetables

(B) Milk

(C) Cereals

(D) Poultry

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48. The essential feature of shifting cultivation is

(A) Rotation of crops

(B) Rotation of fields

(C) Single cropping

(D) Use of plenty of fertilizers

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49. What is the common practice involved in shifting cultivation?

(A) Use of sophisticated machinery

(B) Large scale use of fertilizers

(C) Utilization of poor soils through ploughing/fallowing

(D) Maximum use of animal power

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50. Under the scope of town planning in India is covered:

1. Urban renewal

2. Planning of urban amenities and facilities

3. Building of new towns

4. Building of metropolitan cities

Codes :

(A) 1 and 3 are correct.

(B) only 1 is correct.

(C) 1,2 and 3 are correct.

(D) 2,3 and 4 are correct.

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

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-51
List – IList – II
a. Riversi. Sand stone
b. Settlementsii. Gale
c. Windsiii. Levees
d. Rocksiv. Satellite
Q-51 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IiiIvIiI
(B)IvIiiIIi
(C)IiIIvIii
(D)IIiIiiIv

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

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-52
List – IList – II
a. Falkland currenta. Falkland current
b. Norwegian currentii. Cold current
c. Florida currentiii. Atlantic Ocean
d. Okholsk currentiv. Kamchetka Peninsula
Q-52 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IiIiiIIv
(B)IIiIvIii
(C)IiiIIiIv
(D)IvIiiIIi

53. Who has, amongst the following geographers, defined Geography of Public Finance ‘who gets what, where, and at what cost’ ?

(A) R. J. Chorley

(B) David Harvey

(C) P. Claval

(D) R. J. Bennett

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

Table Show Match List-I and List-II Q-54
List – I (Natural Parks & Wild Life Sanctuaries)List – II (States)
a. Nandan kanani. Maharashtra
b. Kazirangaii. Madhya Pradesh
c. Bandhavgarhiii. Odisha
d. Melghativ. Assam
Q-54 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IIiIiiIv
(B)IiIiiIvI
(C)IiiIvIiI
(D)IvIIiiIi

55. Which of the following is not a supervised image classification technique?

(A) Parallelopiped classifier

(B) Minimum distance to mean classifier

(C) Neural network analysis

(D) Gaussian maximum likelihood classifier

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56. A meteor is

(A) Comet without a tail

(B) Detached piece of an asteroid

(C) Tiny star

(D) Piece of matter which has entered the earth՚s atmosphere from outer space

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57. Which one of the following tribes does not correctly matched?

(A) Batwa and Congo Basin

(B) Ruwala and Central Iran

(C) Inuit and Canada

(D) Yuklagir and Siberia

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58. Which one of the following regions witnessed the growth of mighty civilizations of Roman and Greek?

(A) Temperate region

(B) Savanna region

(C) Mediterranean region

(D) Tundra region

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59. Which of the following is not considered a geographic pattern?

(A) Centralized

(B) Distributive

(C) Linear

(D) Random

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60. Machu Picchu of Inca civilization is located in

(A) Argentina

(B) Brazil

(C) Columbia

(D) Peru

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61. In 1919, Mackinder renamed his ‘Pivot Area’ as ‘Heartland’ in famous book

(A) Foreign Affairs

(B) The Round World and the Winning of the Peace

(C) The Democratic Ideals and Reality

(D) World War and Geography

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62. The objectives behind building the planned city of Chandigarh were

1. To build a city of modern India՚s dreams.

2. To settle down refugees coming to India after the partition.

3. To develop an attractive tourist centre in Northwestern India.

4. To provide capital city to Truncated Punjab.

Codes :

(A) 2 and 4 are correct.

(B) 2,3 and 4 are correct.

(C) 1,2 and 4 are correct.

(D) only 4 is correct.

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63. Which of the following sentences is not a correct one?

(A) Utilitarian planning is a functional planning and it strives to achieve a supreme single specific goal. (B) Sectoral planning is a coordinated planning with planning in various sectors in an integrated manner. (C) Comprehensive planning has also been used with implicit connotation of integrated planning of all elements of a single activity.

(D) Town planning is an expression of spatial planning of an urban system.

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64. Several planned cities have been developed in India after Independence. Which one of the following is not a post-independence planned city?

(A) Gandhinagar

(B) Chandigarh

(C) Jaipur

(D) Bhubaneshwar

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65. Which one of the following is not a measure of Central tendency?

(A) Arithmetic mean

(B) Mean deviation

(C) Median

(D) Mode

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66. Which one of the following Indian Remote Sensing Satellites, IRS-P4 is also known as

(A) Resourcesat

(B) Edusat

(C) Remotesat

(D) Oceansat

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67. Which one of the following States has recorded the lowest human development index?

(A) Bihar

(B) Himachal Pradesh

(C) Punjab

(D) Haryana

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68. Which one of the following group of States, which includes catchment area of Cauvery river basin is correct?

(A) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Andhra Pradesh

(B) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry

(C) Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala

(D) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Pondicherry

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69. Which one of the following is a centrographic measure?

(A) Geometric mean

(B) Arithmetic mean

(C) Mean centre

(D) Standard deviation

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

Match Mountain Type with Range
List – IList – II
a. Block Mountainsi. Aravallies
b. Volcanic Mountainsii. Pennives
c. Relict Mountainsiii. Vindhyachal
d. Fold Mountainsiv. Mount Popa
Q-70 Match List Codes
Codes:
ABCD
(A)IIiIiiIv
(B)IiIIvIii
(C)IvIiiIiI
(D)IiiIvIIi

71. Which one of the following map scales is a large scale?

(A) 1: 250,000

(B) 1: 25,000

(C) 1: 500,000

(D) 1: 50,000

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72. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) : Assertion (A) : The Raster format data structure provides a greater computational efficiency.

Reason (R) : The Raster format data is simple. In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

(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 correct.

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73. An original map has the RF – 1/50,000 and R. F. of the new map will be 1/250,000. What is the correct proportion of enlargement/reduction as given below?

(A) Reduction 1/5

(B) Enlargement (5 times)

(C) Reduction 1/10

(D) Enlargement (10 times)

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74. Which one of the following values of correlation coefficient (r) is not correctly matched degree of relationship?

(A) + 0.99 High

(B) + 0.50 Moderate

(C) – 0.01 Very low

(D) – 0.99 Nil

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75. In which of the following year, IRS-1A was launched

(A) 1982

(B) 1987

(C) 1988

(D) 1990

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