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Ias Geography Prelim 2010

Ias Geography Prelim 2010

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www.visioniasonline.com ©VISION IAS1
T.B.C. : N-DTQ-K-IGI Test Booklet Series
23 
rd 
may 2010 
 
Tentative Answer sheet  
Time Allowed: Two Hours Maximum Marks: 300INSTRUCTION1.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE EXAMINATION, YOU SHOULDCHECK THAT THIS BOOKLET DOES
NOT
HAVE ANY UNPRINTED OR TURN OR MISSINGPAGES OR ITEMS ,ETC. IF SO, GET IT REPLACED BY A COMPLETE TEST BOOKLET.
2.
ENCODE CLEARLY THE TEST BOOKLET SERIES
A, B, C
OR
D
AS THE CASE MAY BE INTHE APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE ANSWER SHEET.
3.
You have to enter your Role Number on the Test Booklet inthe Box provided alongside.
Do NOT
write anything else onthe Test Booklet.
4.
This Test Booklet contains
120
items (Questions). Each item is printed in English. Each itemcomprises four responses (answers). You will select the response which you want to mark on theAnswer Sheet. In case you feel that there is more than one correct response with you consider thebest. In any case, choose
ONLY ONE
response for each item.
5.
You have to mark all your responses ONLY on the separate Answer Sheet provided. See directionin the answers sheet.
6.
All items carry equal marks.
7.
Before you proceed to mark in the Answer sheet the response to various items in the Test booklet,you have to fill in some particulars in the answer sheets as per instruction sent to you with yourAdmission Certificate.
8.
After you have completed filling in all responses on the answer sheet and the examination hasconcluded, you should hand over to Invigilator only the answer sheet. You are permitted to takeaway with you the Test Booklet.
9.
Sheet for rough work are appended in the Test Booklet at the end.
10. Penalty for wrong Answers :
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type questionpapers:(i). There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which awrong answer has been given by the candidate , one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to thatquestion will be deducted as penalty.(ii). If a candidate give more than one answer , it will be treated as wrong answer even if one ofthe given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above to thatquestion.(iii). If a question is left blank i.e. , no answer is given by the candidate , there will be no penalty forthat question.
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Vision IAS
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DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE ASKED TO DO SO
©VISION IAS 
 
Serial No.055071
TEST BOOKLET
GEOGRAPHY PRELIM 2010
Solved by The Team Vision IAS
 
 
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1. Which projection is used to maintain the properties of line of constant and correctdirection?
(a) Mercator’s (b) Gnomonic(c) Zenithal (d) ConicalAns: (a)
2. Consider the following statements regarding the conformal projection:
1. It is very easy to preserve the shape especially for a larger area.2. Only a few points in the sphere can be projected in the true form.3. It is possible to make some of the meridians and parallels true.Which of the statements given above are correct?(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only(c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2, and 3Ans: ( b )
3. Consider the following characteristics of a particular projection:
1. Parallels are represented by concentric circles.2. Equator cannot be represented in this projection.3. It is useful to navigators and is suited to small areas around the pole.Which one of the following projections would show all the above characteristics?(a) Polar Zenithal (b) Simple Conical(c) Mercator’s (d) SinusoidalAns: ( a )
4. Thermal imagery has several major advantages over the Visible & NIR imagery:
Which of the following statements in this regard is, however, not correct?(a) Thermal imagery is not dependent on instant sunlight.(b) It can be acquired in daytimes as well as night time.(c) Terrestrial information can be acquired in any weather (clear, foggy, or cloudy).(d) It can lead to mapping the distribution of surface temperature.Ans: ( d )
5. Which of the following scholars said “geography is a science of mathematicalrelationships and everything else is chorography”?
(a) Ptolemy (b) Plato(c) Herodotus (d) AnaximanderAns: ( a )
6. The most fundamental geometric difference between vertical aerial photograph and thetopographic map is
(a) Selected features are represented by conventional symbols in maps, whereas on photosentire details are shown as tonal variations.(b) Maps are represented in orthogonal projection, whereas photographs are in centralprojection.
 
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(c) On aerial photos some idea of relief can be had from shadows, whereas on maps the ideaof relief is gained through contours.(d) Many objects are hidden in shadows in aerial photos, whereas on maps no objects arehidden in shadows.Ans: ( b )
7. Which one of the following has the highest elevation above mean Sea level?
(a) Parasnath (b) Panchmarhi(c) Dodabetta (d) AnaimudiAns: ( d )
8. Which among the following types of regions is conducive for formation of lateritic soils?
(a) Regions of scanty rainfall and high temperature(b) Regions of high rainfall and high temperature(c) Regions of intensive farming(d) Regions of overgrazingAns: ( b )
9. With reference to multipurpose projects, consider the following statements:
1. Machkund project is a joint venture of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states.2. Parambikulam is a joint venture of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?(a) 1 only (b) 2 only(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2Ans: ( b ) 
10. With reference to natural vegetation of India, consider the following pairs:Type of forest Plant
1. Tropical semi-evergreen : Indian Chestnut2. Tropical moist deciduous : Sandalwood3. Tropical dry evergreen : TamarindWhich of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?(a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only(c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2, and 3Ans: (d) 
11. Consider the following statements:
1. Uttarakhand has the largest established reserves of magnesite in the country.2. Orissa is the largest producer of chromite in the country.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?(a) 1 only (b) 2 only(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2Ans: ( b) 

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