Physical Geography of India – WBCS Main Question Paper

Physical Geography of India WBCS Main

Physical Geography of India WBCS Main Question Paper

Physical Geography of India WBCS Main

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2020

  1. The chief coal bearing formation in India is known as the

(A) Siwaliks

(B) Gondwanas

(C) Vindhyans

(D) Cuddappahs


  1. Which of the following rivers is older than the Himalayas?

(antecedent river)

(A) Beas

(B) Sutlej

(C) Teesta

(D) Kosi


  1. Structurally, the Meghalaya Plateau is a part of

(A) Himalayas

(B) Ganga Plains

(C) Trans Himalayas

(D) Deccan Plateau


  1. Loktak Lake is located in

(A) Assam

(B) Arunachal Pradesh

(C) Tripura

(D) Manipur


  1. The northward shift of the ITCZ over India leads to the onset of

(Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone)

(A) Northeast monsoon

(B) Retreating monsoon

(C) Southwest monsoon

(D) Westerly depressions


  1. Vantawng falls with a height of 229m are located in which district of Mizoram?

(Vanva river)

(A) Champhai District

(B) Mamit District

(C) Serchchip District

(D) Aizawl District


  1. Small areas of peaty soils occur in

(A) Haryana

(B) Rajasthan

(C) Uttaranchal

(D) Madhya Pradesh


  1. Which one records the lowest normal temperature in the month of January?


(A) Bikaner

(B) Bengaluru

(C) Jaisalmer

(D) Firozpur


  1. Nepal Himalayas extends between the rivers

(A) Sutlej and Beas

(B) Kali and Sutlej

(C) Kali and Teesta

(D) Teesta and Brahmaputra


  1. _____ lies between the outer Himalayas and lower Himalayas.

(A) Main Central Thrust

(B) Main Boundary Thrust

(C) Owen Fracture Zone

(D) Main Frontal Thrust


  1. Which one of the following is not a tributary of Brahmaputra?

(longest tributary of Mahanadi)

(A) Kameng

(B) Kopoli

(C) Seonath

(D) Dhansiri


  1. Yelagiri is a branch of

(Tirupattur district, Tamil Nadu)

(A) Sahyadris

(B) Palni Hills

(C) Nilgiri Hills

(D) Annamalai Hills


  1. The Ramen peak is situated in

(A) Arabian Sea

(B) Bay of Bengal

(C) Gulf of Mannar

(D) Andaman & Nicobar


  1. The temperature of Thiruvananthapuram is lower than that of Mumbai in May and higher than that of Mumbai in January, because

(A) Thiruvananthapuram has cold current and Mumbai is faced with warm current.

(B) Thiruvananthapuram has higher rainfall in summer and it is nearer to the equator.

(C) Thiruvananthapuram is on the windward side and Mumbai is on the leeward side.

(D) Thiruvananthapuram is vegetated while Mumbai is not.


  1. The Jhelum has its source from

(A) Mount Kailash

(B) Rohtang

(C) Verinag

(D) Kulu


  1. The southernmost point of India in the Nicobar Islands was formerly known as

(A) Indira Point

(B) Pygmalion Point

(C) Indira Col

(D) Parson Point


  1. The Duncan Passage separates the

(A) South Andamans from middle Andamans

(B) Little Andamans from North Andamans

(C) North Andamans from middle Andamans

(D) Little Andamans from South Andamans


  1. The port of India connected to the interior through the Palghat gap is

( Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu to Palakkad, Kerala)

(A) Madras

(B) Marmagao

(C) Cochin

(D) New Mangalore


  1. The main species of the coniferous forests of the Himalayas between the altitudes 1600 meters and 3300 meters are

(A) Cedar, Pine, Sine, Silver fir, Spruce

(B) Sagon and Sakhu

(C) Sandalwood, Rosewood

(D) Oak, Chestnut, Chir, Chil


  1. Jharkhand does not share boundary with

(A) West Bengal

(B) Orissa

(C) Chhattisgarh

(D) Madhya Pradesh


  1. Which among the following city is called “Zero Mile Center” because of its location of India’s Geographic center?


(A) Bhopal

(B) Nagpur

(C) Jabalpur

(D) Indore


  1. The full form of the abbreviation NLM is

(A) Northern Line of Monsoon

(B) Normal Line of Monsoon

(C) Northern Limit of Monsoon

(D) Normal Limit of Monsoon


  1. Tadoba National Park known for Sheltering tiger, panther and bear is located in

(Chandrapur district)

(A) Assam

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Karnataka

(D) Tamil Nadu


  1. Which one of the following is a ‘Formal Region‘ ?

(A) Delhi metropolitan region

(B) Hyderabad-Secunderabad region

(C) Delhi-Jaipur-Agra Triangle

(D) Assam Valley


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

    List-I           List-II

(a) Aw        1. Rain shadow zone of Karnataka

(b) Amw     2. Thar desert

(c) BShw    3. West Bengal and Bihar

(d) BWhw   4. Malabar Coast

(Stamp’s & Koeppen’s Classification)

      a   b  c  d

(A)  3  4  1  2

(B)  3  1  4  2

(C)  2  1  4  3

(D)  2  4  1  3


  1. The Vale of Kashmir is the only level strip of land in the Himalayas. Which river has laid its deposits to form this level plain?

(A) Ravi

(B) Sutlej

(C) Beas

(D) Jhelum


  1. In which State does most of the Vidarbha region lie?

(Nagpur and Amravati Division)

(A) Karnataka

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Gujarat

(D) Madhya Pradesh


  1. Through which of the following States Chambal river does not flow?

(1,024 km long)

(A) Uttar Pradesh

(B) Madhya Pradesh

(C) Rajasthan

(D) Gujarat


  1. Which river forms the famous Gersoppa falls?

(Shivamogga District, Karnataka)

(A) Cauvery

(B) Sharavati

(C) Narmada

(D) Godavari


  1. Which of the following hill stations is not located in Himachal Pradesh?

(A) Kulu

(B) Manali

(C) Shimla

(D) Ranikhet   (Uttarakhand)


  1. The area from Punjab to Kutch falls under type of climate.

(A) Bsh

(B) Bwh

(C) Awf

(D) Cwe


  1. Wild asses are found in

(A) Parkal, Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)

(B) Rann of Kutch (Gujarat)

(C) Manas, Barpeta (Assam)

(D) Chandraprabha, Varanasi


  1. Which one of the following sequences in the ascending order of their geographical size is correct?

(A) Bihar – Chhattisgarh – Jharkhand – Orissa

(B) Jharkhand – West Bengal – Tamil Nadu – Chhattisgarh

(C) West Bengal – Bihar – Chhattisgarh – Tamil Nadu

(D) Chhattisgarh – Jharkhand – Tamil Nadu – Orissa


  1. Rank the folded zones in India from oldest to youngest.

(A) Dharwar, Aravalli, Eastern Ghat, Satpura

(B) Dharwar, Eastern Ghat, Satpura, Aravalli

(C) Eastern Ghat, Satpura, Aravalli, Dharwar

(D) Satpura, Aravalli, Dharwar, Eastern Ghat


  1. Match the following:

     List I                               List II

a. Karewas                   1. Uttaranchal

b. Chos                        2. Jammu & Kashmir

c. Duns and Bhabars   3. Tamil Nadu

d. Circular huts            4. Punjab

       a  b  c  d

(A)  2  3  4  1

(B)  2  1  4  3

(C)  2  4  1  3

(D)  2  3  1  4


  1. The Dravidian rock system is found in region.

(600 – 300 million years ago)

(A) Krishna Valley

(B) Chotanagpur plateau

(C) Spiti Valley

(D) Damodar Valley


  1. The Baratang Island mangroves is located in which of the following places of India?

(A) Lakshadweep

(B) Andaman and Nicobar

(C) New Moore

(D) Odisha


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