Physical India & World

WBCS Main – 2018
151 A narrow strip of land that connects two larger landmasses is called
(A) Strait
(B) Peninsula
(C) Cape
(D) Isthmus
154. The longest sea beach in India is
(A) Chapora beach
(B) Diu beach
(C) Aksa beach
(D) Marina beach
176. The famous Lagoon lake of India is
(A) Dal Lake
(B) Chilka Lake
(C) Pullicat Lake
(D) Manas Sarover
177. Where is Panzseer Valley situated?
(A) Lebanon
(B) Afghanistan
(C) Jammu and Kashmir, India
(D) Syria
178. Which of the following cities lies to the Western-most longitude?
(A) Jaipur
(B) Nagpur
(C) Bhopal
(D) Hyderabad
180. Which foreign country is closest to Andaman Islands?
(A) Sn Lanka
(B) Myanmar
(C) Indonesia
(D) Pakistan
181. 82 1/20 E longitude is geographically significant to India because
(A) it determine the Indian Standard time.
(B) it has a hearing on the tropical climate of India.
(C) ii divides India into eastern and western zones.
(D) it enables determining local lime in eastern India
183. Which of the following processes is responsible for producing the sand dunes in Western Rajasthan?
(A) Wind erosion
(B) Erosion by water
(C) Wind deposition
(D) Mechanical weathering
185. The standard time of a country differs from the GMT in multiples of
(A) Two hours
(B) One hour
(C) Half hour
(D) Four minutes
188. The approximate length of the coastline of India
(A) 5500km
(B) 6000km
(C) 6500 km
(D) 7000km
190. which of the following cities/towns lies to the northern most latitude?
(A) Patna
(B) Allahabad
(C) Panchmari
(D) Ahmedabad
191. The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands are separated from each other by
(A) Ten degree channel
(B) Great channel
(C) Bay of Bengal
(D) Andaman Sea
192. which Indian state has the largest coastline?
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Orissa
(D) Tamil Nadu
196. The coast that belongs to Kerala is known as
(A) Konkan coast
(B) Malabar coast
(C) Commandal coast
(D) Canara coast
197. The palk strait lies between
(A) Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Mannar
(B) Andaman and Nicobar islands
(C) Rann of Kutch and Gulf of Khambhat
(D) Lakshadweep and Maldives
WBCS Main – 2017
135.Which one of the following is correctly matched in terms of hot springs in India? ,
(A) Manikarana – Himachal Pradesh
(B) Puga Valley – Jharkhand
(C) Surajkund – Jammu and Kashmar
(D) Sahasradhara – Madhya Pradesh
116. MacMohan Line is a boundary between
(A) India and China
(B)India and Bangladesh
(C) China and Nepal
(D) India and Afghanistan
137. The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through which of the following states
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Chattisgarh
(C) Bihar
(D) Jharkhand
139.The shape of India is approximately a
(A) square
(B) triangular
(C) quadrangular
(D) circular
140.Locationally India roughly occupies the central part of
(A) the western hemisphere
(B) the eastern hemisphere
(C) the northern hemisphere
(D) the southern hemisphere
124.Which pair of the following are twin-cities in India?
(A) Mumbai-Pune
(B) Hyderabad- Secunderabad
(D) Bengaluru – Mysuru
(C) Howrah – Kolkata
200. Which one of the following is a free trade zone ?
(A) Mumbai
(B) Haldia
(C) Kandla
(D) Marmagaon
128. Which one of the following is a volcanic island in India?
(A) Amindivi
(B) Dadra
(C) Narcondam
(D) Minicoy
134.In terms of relief the maximum area of India is covered under
(A) mountains
(B) hills
(C) plateaus
(D) plains
138.The Eight Degree Channel forms the boundary between
(A) Lakshadweep and Maldive islands
(B) Andaman and Nicobar islands
(C) India and Srilanka
(D) The Arabin Sea and the Indian Ocean
167. A cold desert of India is
(A) Shillong Plateau
(B) Thar
(C) Tibbet
(D) Laddakh
63. The term ‘Malaimandalam’ refers to
(A) Coromandal coast
(B) Malabar coast
(C) Pandya coast
(D) Konkan coast
130. Which one of the following was not situated in the Ganga plain?
(A) Kosala Kingdom
(B) Asmaka Kingdom
(C) Vatsya Kingdom
(D) Magadha Kingdom
WBCS Main – 2016
53. The largest area under waste land is in the state of :
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Gujarat
(D) Rajasthan
69. The channel which separates Rameshwaram dwip from Indian main land :
(A) 90Channel 
(B) 100Channel
(C) Palk Strait
(D) Pumban Channel
91. Which of the following coast has greatest number of lagoons ?
(A) Malabar coast
(B) Konkancoast
(C) Coromondal coast
(D) Kathiawarcoast
96. Which one of the following is back water port in the western coast of India ?
(A) Kandia
(B) Marmagaon
(C) Mangalore
(D) Cochin
100. The state which has longest coastline is
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Gujarat
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Kerala
105. Which one of the following channel divides Minicoy from Maldives ?
(A) 90 Channel
(B) 100 Channel
(C) 80 Channel
(D) Grand Channel
113. Lakshadweep is a
(A) barrier reef island
(B) fringing reef island
(C) coral island
(D) volcanic island
129.McMohan Line is in between
(A) India and Pakistan
(B) India and Afghanistan
(C) India and China
(D) Pakistan and Afghanistan
135.Pullicut lake is which type of lake ?
(A) Crater lake
(B) Salt lake
(C) Glaciated lake
(D) Lagoon lake
139. is a volcanic island of India.
(A) Narcadam
(B) New Moore
(C) Pambass
(D) Rameshwaram
148.Pulicut Lake is situated at the coast of
(A) Malabar coast
(B) Konkan coast
(C) Coromandal coast
(D)None of the above
156. Palk Strait separates India from
(A) Pakistan
(B) China
(C) Sri Lanka
(D) Maldives
158. Southern most point of Indian territory is :
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Lakshadeep
(C) Trivandrum
(D) Andaman and Nicobar islands
163. Which one of the following is the boundary between India and Sri Lanka ?
(A) Gulf of Mannar
(B) Paik bay
(C) Palk Strait  (1974, agreement)
(D) Malacca Strait
165. Which is the largest Salt water lake in India?
(A) Lonar Lake
(B) Pulicat Lake
(C) Chilka Lake
(D) Wular Lake
188. Which one is the land locked state ?
(A) Gujarat
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) West Bengal
(D) Bihar
198.The channel which separates Car Nicobar from little Andaman is
(A) 90 Channel
(B) 80 Channel
(C) 100 Channel
(D) 70 Channel
147. ‘Diago Garcia’ is an island in the ocean
(A) Atlantic
(B) Pacific
(C) Indian
(D) Arctic
43. On the basis of evidences emerging from the site of Kodumanal the beginning of urbanization in Tamil Nadu goes back to
(A) 800 BCE
(B) 500-400 BCE
(C) 300 BCE-200 CE
(D) CE 200
52. Isogonic lines is the line of equal:
(A) Earth inclination
(B) Magnetic declination
(C) Polar inclination 
(D) Magnetic inclination
200. Isohyets lines shows the distribution of on map.
(B) Rainfall
(C) Snowfall
(D) Humidity
197. Who prepares the topographical maps of India ?
(A) Geological Survey of India
(B) Survey of India
(C) Defense Ministry
(D) Geographical Survey of India
161.The longest highway (N.H.) of India is
(A) N.H.-2      (B) N.H.-I
(C) N.H.-3      (D) N.H.-7
WBCS Main – 2015
33. Which one among the following statements is incorrect ?
(a) Sikkim, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are having boundary touching maximum no. of Countries
(b) West Bengal has the highest population density
(c) Mumbai City is the largest District
(d) Bihar has the lowest literates
34. Among the following cities which one is the nearest to the tropic of Cancer ?
(a) Delhi        (b) Kolkata
(c) Jodhpur    (d) Nagpur
38. Wular Lake of Kashmir is :
(a) Ox-bow Lake
(b) Lake formed by tectonic activity
(c) Lake formed by terminal morainic dam
(d) Lake formed by continuous deposition of silt
80. The States which have common borders with China are :
1. Jammu & Kashmir
2. Sikkim
3. Arunachal Pradesh
4. Himachal Pradesh
(a) 1 & 3      (b) 1, 3 & 4
(c) 1, 2 & 3  (d) 1, 2, 3 & 4
96. which of the following Islands of India has volcanic origin ?
(a) Car-Nicobar
(b) Barren
(c) North Andaman
(d) Little Nicobar
1. Which of the following is not the agencies for carrying out the aerial Photography in India’?
(a) National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad
(b) Air survey Company (Private) Limited, Calcutta
(c) Indian Air Force
(d) None of the above
21. Which one of the following is at the lowest height above the Mean Sea Level ?
(a) Delhi  (216m)
(b) Jodhpur  (231m)
(c) Kota     (271m)
(d) Nagpur   (310m)
32. Which one of the following statements incorrect ?
(a) Diu is an island in the Gulf of Khambat
(b) Daman and Diu were separated from Goa by the 56th Amendment of the Constitution of India
(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli were under French Colonial Rule till 1954
(d) Goa attained full statehood in 1987
35. The World’s highest ground based Telescopic Observatory is located in .
(a) Columbia
(b) India
(c) Nepal
(d) Chile
48. Vector and Raster data are used for
(a) Remote sensing application
(b) Geographical information system application
(c) Global positioning system
(d) All of the above
83. ‘Which one of the following regions of the World is called the bread basket of the world’?
(a) Temperate Grass land
(b) Tropical monsoonal region
(c) Savana Grass land
(d) Mediterranean region
84. Which of the following percentage of solar radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere?
(a) 23%     (b) 16%
(c) 10%     (d) 20%
90. How many kilometers are represented by I degree of latitude ?
(a) 211      (b) 111
(c) 91        (d) 131
91. The approximate Circumference of the Earth is :
(a) 23,000km     (b) 20,000 km
(c) 40,000 km    (d) 35,000km
92. The speed of rotation of the Earth is the highest :
(a) Along the Equator
(b) At the North Pole
(c) Along the Tropic of Cancer
(d) Along the Arctic Circle
2. The map in which distribution of different objects are shown by letter symbols are called
(a) Choroschematic maps
(b) Chorochromatic maps
(c) Choropleth maps
(d) All of the above
49. Pie-diagram is best example of representation of
(a) Land use
(b) Distribution of population
(c) Spot heights
(d) Crop production
50. The most appropriate symbol for representing urban centres on maps is
(a) Dots
(b) Circles
(c) Spheres
(d) None of the above
79. Which one of the following is not a GIS Software?
93. Ecosystem has components :
(a) Plants and animals
(b) Weeds and trees
(c) Biotic and abiotic
(d) Frogs and man
5. Dry point settlements are common in
(a) Deltas
(b) Mountain regions
(c) Deserts
(d) Plains
7. Settlements which grow along the road, river or a canal are
(a) Square settlements
(b) Rectangular settlements
(c) Linear settlements
(d) None of the above
WBCS Main – 2014
55. The Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea came into being during
(a) Cretaceous of early tertiary period
(b) Middle or upper pleistocene period
(c) MiddleMiocene to lower Pleistoceneperiod
(d) Pleistocene to Quatermary period
79. What is the difference of time between GMT and IST?
(a) 4 hours
(b) 4.30 hours
(c) 5.30 hours
(d) 6.30 hrs.
60. Which ocean deeps is located in Indian Ocean?
(a) Murray     (b) Tonga
(c) Sunda      (d) Mariana
72. Sustainable development was first clearly defined by the
(a) Brundtland Commission
(b) Rio Conference
(c) United Nations
(d) World Bank
90. Which one is not a Green House Gas?
(a) Carbon dioxide
(b) Methane
(c) Sulfur Hexafluoride
(d) Hydro Oxide
91. When did India became a member of WTO?
(a) 1991   (b) 1994
(c) 1995   (d) 1996
97. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?
(a) PMGSY was initiated in 2000
(b) It is a part of rural infrastructure development programme
(c) It is backed by Employment generation programme
(d) It aims to connect all habitation in rural area
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