UPSC Prelims 2021: Questions from Geography and Maps

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Q32. With reference to the ware on the planet Earth, consider the following statements:

  1. The amount of water in the rivers and lakes is more than the amount of groundwater.
  2. The amount of water in polar ice caps and glaciers is more than the amount of groundwater.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Q34. The black cotton soil of India has been formed due to the weathering of

(a) brown forest soil

(b) fissure volcanic rock

(c) granite and schist

(d) shale and limestone

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Q43. With reference to the Indus river system, of the following four river three of them pour into one of them which joins the Indus direct. Among the following which one is such river that joins the Indus direct?

(a) Chenab

(b) Jhelam

(3) Ravi

(4) Sutlej

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Q44. With reference to India, Didwana, Kuchaman, Sargol Khatu are the names of

(a) Glaciar

(b) Mangroves area

(c) Ramsar sites

(d) Saline lake

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Q45. Considered the following rivers:

1. Brahmani

2. Nagavali

3. Subarnarekha

4. Vamsadhara

Which of the above rise from the Eastern Ghats?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 4

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 1 and 3


Q46. Consider the following statement:

1. The global ocean commission grants license for seabed exploration and mining in international water.

2. India has received license for seabed mineral exploration and mining in international waters.

3. ‘Rare earth mineral’ are present of seafloor in international water.

Which of the statements given above are correct ?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 1,2 and 3


Q48. Consider the following statements:

  1. In the tropical zone the western sections of the oceans are warmer than the eastern sections owing to the influence of trade winds.
  2. In the temperature zone westerlies make the eastern sections of ocean warmer than the western sections.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2