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GENERAL STUDIES (P) 2017 – Test – (2108)
C
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1. Which of the following types of agriculture 5. Consider the following pairs:
is/are noticeable in tropical monsoonal Canal Associated region
climate?
1. Sirhind Canal : Uttar Pradesh
1. Wet paddy cultivation
2. Lowland cash crops 2. Sharda Canal : Punjab
3. Highland plantation crops 3. Malaprabha : Karnataka
Select the correct answer using the code Canal
given below.
Which of the pairs given above is/are
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only correctly matched?
(c) 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
2. Which of the following factor makes
Atlantic Ocean an ideal location for natural (d) 1, 2 and 3
harbours and ports?
(a) Longer length of coastline.
6. Which of the following ports is popularly
(b) Thriving Atlantic Rim economies.
known as "Queen of the Arabian Sea" and
(c) Irregular and indented coastline.
(d) Pleasant climate under the influence of has an advantageous location being close to
ocean currents. the Suez-Colombo route?
(a) Mumbai Port
3. Inland Ports are located away from the sea
(b) Marmagao Port
coast and are linked to the sea through a
river or a canal. Which of the following port (c) Tuticorin Port
is an example of "Inland port"? (d) Kochchi Port
(a) Abadan Port
(b) Singapore Port
(c) Kolkata Port 7. Which of the following regions are the

(d) Rotterdam Port densely populated regions of the world?
1. South Asia
4. Which of the following reasons
2. High Rainfall zones near Equator
necessitate(s) increasing cropping intensity
in India? 3. Hot and Cold Deserts
1. Increasing crop production 4. North Western Europe
2. Scarcity of land resources Select the correct answer using the codes
3. Reducing unemployment
given below.
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. (a) 1, 2 and 4 only
(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 4 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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8. With reference to the model of Demographic 11. Which of the following oil refineries
Transition Theory (DTT), arrange the is/are not located along the coast?
following in correct sequence of their 1. Barauni
occurrence? 2. Tatipaka
1. High birth rate, low death rate 3. Numaligarh
2. High birth rate, High death rate Select the correct answer using the code
3. Low birth rate, low death rate given below.
(a) 1 only
Select the correct answer using the code
(b) 2 and 3 only
given below.
(c) 1 and 3 only
(a) 1-2-3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2-1-3
(c) 3-1-2
12. Consider the following statements with
(d) 2-3-1
reference to an industrial region in India:
1. The region owes its development to the
9. Which of the following Industrial Regions discovery of coal in the Damodar
are classified as Major Industrial Regions? Valley.
1. Bengaluru-Tamil Nadu Region 2. Densely populated surrounding regions
2. Jaipur-Ajmer Region provide cheap labour and Hugli region
3. Amritsar-Ludhiana Region provides vast market for its industries.
4. Hugli Region 3. Some of the important centres are
Select the correct answer using the code Rourkela and Durgapur.
given below. Identify the region.
(a) 1, 2 and 4 only (a) Vishakhapatnam-Guntur Region
(b) 1 and 3 only (b) Chotanagpur Region
(c) 1 and 4 only (c) Hugli Industrial Region
(d) Gujarat Industrial Region
(d) 3 and 4 only

13. Consider the following pairs:
10. Consider the following statements about
Type of settlement Associated Region
different tribes practicing nomadic Herding:
pattern
1. They move from mountains to plains
1. Linear Pattern : Plain areas or wide
during summers for pastures.
inter montane
2. In Tundra region, they move from South valleys
to North during summers for pastures. 2. Rectangular : Regions along a river
3. Bakarwals and Gaddis of India are Pattern or railway line
nomadic herding tribes who practice 3. Circular Pattern : Region around Lakes
Transhumance. or tanks
Which of the following statements given Which of the pairs given above
above is/are not correct? is/are not correctly matched?
(a) 1 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

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14. Which of the following migration streams is 18. Consider the following pairs:
the most dominant one in India?
Regional Blocs Headquarter
(a) Rural to rural
1. OPEC (Organization : Jakarta,
(b) Rural to urban
(c) Urban to rural of Petroleum Exporting Indonesia
(d) Urban to urban Countries)

2. EU (European Union) : Frankfurt,
15. Khetri, Alwar and Bhilwara are regions
associated with which of the following Germany
minerals? 3. CIS (Commonwealth : Minsk, Belarus
(a) Bauxite
of Independent States)
(b) Copper
(c) Iron Ore Which of the pairs given above is/are
(d) Coal correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only
16. Which of the following minerals are
classified as Non-metallic minerals? (b) 2 and 3 only
1. Mica (c) 3 only
2. Limestone
(d) 1, 2 and 3
3. Phosphate
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. 19. Consider the following statements about
(a) 1 and 2 only
World Trade Organization (WTO):
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only 1. It was established along with the United
(d) 1, 2 and 3 Nations in 1945.

2. It sets the rules for the global trading
17. Consider the following statements about
Commercial Livestock Rearing: system and resolves disputes between its

1. It is highly organized and capital member nations.
intensive.
3. It does not cover trade in services and
2. Rearing of animals is done on scientific
basis. others issues such as intellectual rights.

3. It is essentially associated with Least Which of the statements given above is/are
Developed Countries (LDCs).
correct?
Which of the following statements given
(a) 1 and 3 only
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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20. Which of the following statements is/are 23. Which of the following is/are the possible
correct with regard to Shifting Cultivation? reason(s) behind the growing pastoral
1. The ashes left by burning of farming in Steppe region?
vegetation add to the fertility of the soil. 1. Development of refrigerated ships
2. Mechanised tools like tractors are used helped in export of meat and dairy
in patches for cultivation products.

3. It is primarily prevalent in the temperate 2. The original Tuft-grass was replaced by

regions of the world. more nutritious alfa- alfa grass.
3. Establishment of large number of meat
Select the correct answer using the codes
packing factories in coastal port cities.
given below.
Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 only
given below.
(b) 1 and 2 only
(a) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
21. Consider the following statements regarding
Dryland Farming: 24. Consider the following statements:
1. It is largely confined to the regions 1. Natural growth of population does not
having annual rainfall less than 150 cms. take into account the migration of
2. The main crops grown in the dry population.
farming areas are rice and wheat. 2. Actual growth of population is always
Which of the statements given above greater than the natural growth of
is/are not correct? population.
(a) 1 only Which of the statements given above is/are
(b) 2 only correct?
(c) Both 1 and 2 (a) 1 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
22. Which of the following are the 'Push factors' (d) Neither 1 nor 2

of Migration?
25. Consider the following pairs:
1. Poor living conditions
National Waterway Associated River
2. Political turmoil
1. NW 1 : Ganga
3. Better job opportunities
2. NW 2 : Brahmaputra
4. Epidemics
3. NW 3 : Godavari
Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the pairs given above is/are
given below.
correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 4 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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26. In India, systematic surveying, prospecting 29. 'Sett Method' and 'Ratooning' are methods of
and exploration for minerals is undertaken propagation of which of the following crops?
by which of the following agencies?
(a) Wheat
1. Geological Survey of India
(b) Rice
2. Oil and Natural Gas Commission
(c) Sugarcane
3. National Mineral Development
Corporation (d) Cotton
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. 30. The inland waterways in India lost
(a) 1 only
importance as compared to ancient times
(b) 1 and 2 only
because of,
(c) 2 and 3 only
1. competition from railways
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2. lack of water due to diversion for
27. Arrange the following sea ports of India in irrigation
the order of their location from north to 3. poor maintenance
south.
4. high cost
1. Paradip
Select the correct answer using the code
2. Haldia
given below.
3. Marmagao
4. Chennai (a) 1 and 2 only
Select the correct answer using the code (b) 2, 3 and 4 only
given below. (c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(a) 2-1-4-3 (d) 1 and 4 only
(b) 2-1-3-4
(c) 2-3-1-4
31. Which of the following ports are natural
(d) 3-2-1-4
harbours?

28. Which of the following factors influence the 1. Mumbai Port
location of an industry? 2. Marmagao Port
1. Access to agglomeration Economies 3. Kochchi Port
2. Access to power/energy
4. Chennai Port
3. Government Policies
Select the correct answer using the code
4. Access to Transportation facilities
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

given below. (a) 1 only
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only (c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1 and 4 only
(d) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
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32. Consider the following pairs: 35. Arrange the following locations of Iron and
Integrated Steel Associated river steel plants in India from west to east.
Plant
1. Bhilai
1. Tata Iron and : Subarnarekha
2. Durgapur
Steel Plant
2. Indian Iron and : Barakar 3. Bhadravati
Steel Company Select the correct answer using the code
3. Rourkela Steel : Bhadravati given below.
Plant
(a) 1 - 3 - 2
Which of the pairs given above is/are
(b) 3 - 1 - 2
correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only (c) 3 - 2 - 1
(b) 1 and 3 only (d) 2 - 1 - 3
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
36. Which of the following statements is/are
correct with regard to cotton cultivation in
33. The proportion of which of the following
land use categories have increased since India?
independence? 1. It is a tropical crop grown in Kharif
1. Forest season.
2. Area under non agricultural use
2. It requires clear sky during flowering
3. Barren and waste land
stage.
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. 3. Per hectare output is higher in north west
(a) 1 only region than black soil region of south.
(b) 1 and 3 only Select the correct answer using the code
(c) 2 and 3 only
given below.
(d) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 only
34. With reference to land-use categories in (b) 2 and 3 only
India, consider the following statements: (c) 1 and 3 only
1. While Culturable waste-land can be (d) 1, 2 and 3
brought under cultivation, barren and
wasterlands cannot be brought under
37. Consider the following crops:
cultivation with the available
technology. 1. Cotton
2. While Culturable waste-land includes 2. Ground nut
settlements and industrial areas, barren 3. Cocoa
and wastelands includes desert lands and
Which of the crops given above is/are
ravines.
cultivated in Savanna Land?
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? (a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 only (b) 3 only
(b) 2 only (c) 1, 2 and 3
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
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38. Woollen industry in India is not as 42. Consider the following statements regarding
developed as cotton textiles. Which of the
Intensive Subsistence Agriculture (ISA) and
following reasons is/are responsible?
1. Tropical climate Extensive Commercial Grain Cultivation
2. Poor quality of indigenous wool (ECGC):
3. Growing competition from synthetic
1. While ISA is largely found in densely
fibres
Select the correct answer using the code populated regions of monsoon Asia,
given below. ECGC is best developed in Eurasian
(a) 1 and 2 only
steppes.
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only 2. While in ISA size of land holdings are
(d) 1, 2 and 3 very small, size of the farm is very large

39. Which of the following raw materials used in ECGC.
in different industries is a "pure" raw 3. While in ISA the yield per unit area is
material which does not lose weight in the
high, it is low in ECGC
manufacturing process?
(a) Iron Ore Which of the statements given above is/are
(b) Coal correct?
(c) Cotton
(a) 1 only
(d) Sugarcane
(b) 1 and 2 only
40. Which of the following is not a (c) 2 and 3 only
characteristic feature of Plantation
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Agriculture?
(a) Large estates or plantations
(b) Single crop specialization
43. The distinct crop seasons - kharif, rabi and
(c) Large capital investment
(d) All of the above are characteristic zaid- does not exist in southern parts of the
features of plantation agriculture country. Which of the following is primarily

responsible for this?
41. Consider the following pairs:
Energy project Associated Location (a) Conducive climatic conditions all
1. Nuclear Energy : Kota through the year.
2. Wind Energy : Kuchchh
(b) Greater than 90 per cent irrigation
3. Geothermal : Manikaran
Energy cover in all the states.
Which of the pairs given above is/are (c) Well-targeted government procurement
correctly matched?
(a) 1 only programmes.
(b) 1 and 2 only (d) Well established networks of Mega
(c) 2 and 3 only
Food Parks.
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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44. Consider the following statements regarding 47. Which of the following is/are associated
Iron and Steel Industry: with "Population ageing"?
1. Large integrated steel industry is 1. High birth rate and high death rate
2. Working age population shrinking
traditionally located closer to the source
3. Sex rate declining
of raw materials. Consider the correct code from following
2. Appalachian region rich in iron-ore and options:
coal has been responsible for rise of (a) 1 and 2 only
large number of Iron and Steel industries (b) 2 only
in Western Europe. (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 3 only
Which of the above statement is/are not
correct?
48. Which of the following is not correct with
(a) 1 only regard to Footloose industries?
(b) 2 only (a) These industries are not tied to any
(c) Both 1 and 2 particular location or country.
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (b) They depend on the component parts
which can be obtained anywhere.
(c) The important factor in their location is
45. What is "Truck Farming"?
accessibility to transportation network.
(a) Farming in the regions where farmers (d) Government policy hardly influences
specialise in vegetables. their location.
(b) Livestock, particularly poultry farming
and cattle rearing. 49. Which one of the following South American
nations is a part of OPEC (Organization of
(c) Usage of heavy machinery for ploughing
Petroleum Exporting Countries)?
and distribution of high yield variety
(a) Brazil
seeds. (b) Chile
(d) None of the above. (c) Venezuela
(d) Peru
46. The development of inland waterways in any
50. Which of the following statements regarding
region is dependent on which of the
commercial dairy farming is/are correct?
following factors?
1. It is highly labour intensive as well as
1. Width of the river channel highly captal intensive.
2. Depth of the river channel 2. It is practised mainly near urban areas
3. Continuity in water flow and industrial centres.
4. Degree of urbanisation 3. There is no off season during the year as
in the case of crop raising.
Select the correct answer using the code
Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
given below:
(a) 1 and 3 only (a) 2 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 2, 3 and 4 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

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51. Cooler and more northerly latitude is 54. Which among the following is/are the
preferred for growing potato because: characteristic feature(s) of Mediterranean
(a) Potato plants can withstand severe cold type of agriculture?
in the northern latitudes. 1. Viticulture
(b) Potato yield is higher in places with 2. Subsistence Agriculture

mean temperatures less than 10 degree 3. Collective Farming
Select the correct answer using the code
Celsius.
given below.
(c) Potato is less prone to the attack of
(a) 1 only
'blight' in cooler and northern latitudes.
(b) 1 and 2 only
(d) None of the above
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
52. Which of the following components are used
in calculating Human Development Index 55. Consider the following statements regarding
(HDI) by UNDP? Indira Gandhi Canal Command Area:
1. Life expectancy at birth 1. It is one of the largest canal systems in
2. Mean years of schooling India located in Gujarat.
3. Expected years of schooling 2. Waters of river Banas are diverted for
4. Gross Domestic Product per capita this purpose.
Select the correct answer using the code Which of the statements given above is/are
given below. correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) 2, 3 and 4 only
56. To get a better insight into the human-land
ratio in terms of pressure of population on
53. With reference to problems faced by farmers
total cultivable land, the physiological and
practicing shifting cultivation which of the
the agricultural densities are calculated.
following statements is/are correct?
Consider the following statements:
1. Soils of these regions are rapidly leached
1. Physiological density is calculated by
and exhausted
dividing the total population by net
2. Drought animals are not used in cultivated area.
agricultural activities. 2. Agricultural density is calculated by
3. After first crop, subsequent harvest dividing total agricultural population by
keeps deteriorating. net cultivated area.
Select the correct answer using the code Which of the statements given above is/are
given below. correct?
(a) 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
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57. Which of the following statements regarding 60. Which of the following crops are grown in
Mixed Farming is/are correct? Kharif seasons in India?

1. This type of agriculture is found in the 1. Rice
2. Maize
highly developed countries of the world.
3. Wheat
2. Crop rotation and inter-cropping are
4. Mustard
practiced to maintain soil fertility.
Select the correct answer using the code
3. Equal emphasis is laid on crop
given below.
cultivation and animal husbandry. (a) 1 and 3 only
Select the correct answer using the code (b) 1, 2 and 4 only
given below. (c) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 only (d) 2, 3 and 4 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only 61. Which of the following are classified as
Tertiary activities under service sector?
(d) 1, 2 and 3
1. Trade
2. Decision Making
58. Arabica, Robusta and Liberica varieties are
3. Policy formulation
associated with which of the following
4. Communication
crops? Select the correct answer using the code
(a) Tea given below.
(b) Pulses (a) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) Coffee (b) 1 and 4 only
(d) Oilseeds (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

59. The density of roads (length of roads per 100
62. Consider the following statements regarding
square km of area) varies from 10.48 km to
Tertiary activities:
526.9 km in India. Which of the following
1. It involves the commercial output of
is/are the reasons behind?
services rather than the production of
1. Nature of terrain tangible goods.
2. Level of economic development 2. It relies more heavily on specialised
3. Predominance of agricultural activities skills and experience rather than on the
Select the correct answer using the code production techniques.

given below. Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
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63. Consider the following statements regarding 66. Which of the following roads constitute the
Zaid cropping season: maximum length of roads in India?
1. It is a short duration season beginning
(a) National Highways
after cultivation of kharif crops.
2. It is characterized by cultivation of (b) State Highways
vegetables and fodder crops. (c) District Roads
Which of the statements given above is/are (d) Rural Roads
correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only 67. Laurentian type of climate is characterized
(c) Both 1 and 2 by major fishing grounds in the world. The
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 reason(s) is/are:
1. Meeting point of warm and cold ocean
64. With reference to the Quaternary activities,
which of the following statements currents.
is/are not correct? 2. Gentle continental shelves.
1. Unlike the tertiary activities, quaternary
3. Abundance of planktons.
activities cannot be outsourced.
Select the correct answer using the code
2. Quaternary activities are tied to
resources and are not affected by the given below.
environment or localised market. (a) 1 and 2 only
Select the correct answer using the code
(b) 3 only
given below.
(a) 1 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
68. Consider the following statements regarding

65. Which of the following statements is/are Target Area Planning:
correct regarding Demographic structure? 1. Special area programmes were designed
1. High proportion of youth population for the first time in Tenth Five Year
would mean that the region has high
Plan.
birth rate.
2. Triangular shaped population pyramid 2. Command Area Development
with wide base is typical of developing Programme and Desert Development
countries. Programmes are some examples for
3. Bell shaped population pyramid tapering
Target Area Planning.
to top represents almost equal birth and
death rate. Which of the statements given above is/are
Consider the correct code from following correct?
options: (a) 1 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

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69. Which of the following is/are the drawbacks 72. Consider the following statements regarding
of coal found in India? North Indian Sugar Industry and Peninsular
1. Low calorific value Indian Sugar Industry:
2. High ash content
1. The yield per hectare is lower in North
3. Majority of the reserves are lignite type
Indian Sugar Industry than Peninsular
Select the correct answer using the code
Indian Sugar Industry.
given below.
(a) 1 only 2. The crushing period is longer in North
(b) 1 and 2 only Indian Sugar Industry than Peninsular
(c) 2 and 3 only Indian Sugar Industry.
(d) 1, 2 and 3 Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
70. Consider the following pairs:
(a) 1 only
Type of worker Associated Activity
(b) 2 only
1. Blue Collar : Primary Activities
2. Gold Collar : Quinary Activities (c) Both 1 and 2

3. Red Collar : Workers in industries (d) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the pairs given above is/are
correctly matched? 73. Consider the following statements regarding
(a) 1 and 3 only
Tank Irrigation:
(b) 2 only
1. It is mainly practised Deccan Plateau
(c) 2 and 3 only
region.
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2. It requires hard rock in the area which

71. Which of the following statements are do not suck up water.
correct regarding Occupation structure of a Which of the statements given above is/are
population? correct?
1. Developed countries have bulk of (a) 1 only
working population in secondary and
(b) 2 only
tertiary sector.
(c) Both 1 and 2
2. Developing and underdeveloped
countries have bulk of their working (d) Neither 1 nor 2

population in primary and Quaternary
sector. 74. Which of the following is primarily a crop of
Consider the correct code from following temperate zone?
options: (a) Wheat
(a) 1 only
(b) Cotton
(b) 2 only
(c) Sugarcane
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Coffee
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
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75. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly 78. Arrange the following urban settlements in
matched? the increasing order of their size.
Region Tribe 1. Conurbation
1. Amazon basin : Pygmies
2. City
2. Greenland : Eskimos
3. Megalopolis
3. Congo Basin : Masai
Select the correct answer using the code Select the correct answer using the code
given below. given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 - 2 - 3
(b) 2 only (b) 2 - 3 - 1
(c) 1 and 3 only
(c) 3 - 1 - 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 - 1 - 3

76. Consider the following pairs:
Type of Rural Associated region 79. Consider the following statements:
Settlement 1. Industries accounts for the majority of
1. Clustered : Meghalaya region the surface water utilization in India.
Settlement 2. Agriculture accounts for the majority of
2. Hamleted : Lower Ganga plain the groundwater utilization in India.
Settlement
Which of the statements given above is/are
3. Dispered : Bundelkhand region
correct?
Settlement
Which of the pairs given above is/are (a) 1 only
correctly matched? (b) 2 only
(a) 1 and 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3 only (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
80. Consider the following statements regarding
the category of "Land under miscellaneous
77. Globalisation means integrating the
economy of the country with the world tree crops and groves" in different land-use
economy. In Indian context, this implies: categories in India:
1. Opening of the economy to foreign 1. It is not included under net sown area.
direct investment. 2. Much of this land is privately owned.
2. Bringing down the level of import 3. It includes land under orchards and fruit
duties.
trees.
3. Allowing Indian companies to enter into
Which of the statements given above is/are
foreign collaboration in India.
Select the correct answer using the code correct?
given below. (a) 1 only
(a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (c) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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81. Which of the following pairs of Nuclear 85. 'Nagpur Plan' in 1943 and 'Twenty-year plan'
Power Projects and its associated location in 1961 are associated with development of
is not correctly matched? which of the following?
(a) Tarapur - Maharashtra (a) Road transport
(b) Narora - Uttar Pradesh
(b) Water transport
(c) Kaiga - Karnataka
(c) Oil and Gas pipelines
(d) Kakarapara - Tamil Nadu
(d) Rail Transport

82. Which of the following varieties of silk
accounts for majority of the total natural silk 86. With reference to natural vegetation and
produced in India? livestock farming of Mediterranean region,
(a) Mulberry consider the following statements:
(b) Eri 1. Absence of shade is the distinctive
(c) Tasar feature of Mediterranean lands.
(d) Muga 2. Mediterranean region is characterised by
orchard farming.
83. Consider the following statements about the
3. Cattle rearing is popular in this region.
Demographic Transition Theory:
Which of the statements given above is/are
1. The growth of population is slow in the
correct?
first stage.
2. Population is stable in the second stage. (a) 1 and 2 only
3. In the last stage, population becomes (b) 2 only
urbanized, literate and deliberately (c) 1 and 3 only
controls the family size. (d) 1, 2 and 3
Which if the above statements is/are not
correct? 87. Consider the following statements regarding
(a) 1 and 3 only tropical rain forests:
(b) 2 only 1. Large number of tree species are found
(c) 2 and 3 only
in a small region, thus making
(d) 1, 2 and 3
commercial exploitation easy in these
forests.
84. Consider the following pairs:
Region Important 2. Commercial lumbering is one of the
agricultural activity major source of livelihood for the
1. Asiatic Steppes : Nomadic Herding people.
2. Canadian Prairies : Wheat Cultivation 3. The big rivers help in cheap transport of
3. Ethiopian : Coffee Cultivation wood, assisting lumbering.
highlands Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?
correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) None of the above
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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88. 'Aus', 'Aman' and 'Boro' are: 92. Consider the following pairs:
(a) Paddy growing seasons in a year in Inland Waterways Country
Eastern India. 1. Rhine waterways Germany
2. Volga Russia
(b) Names of local winds in Himalayan
3. Mississippi Brazil
region.
Which of the pairs given above is/are
(c) Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups correctly matched?
found in Central India. (a) 1 only
(d) Hybrid high yielding varieties of wheat (b) 2 and 3 only
crop. (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
89. Which of the following types of industries
are located close to markets? 93. With reference to approaches to Human
development, consider the following pairs:
1. Industries using weight-losing raw
Approach Description
materials.
1. Welfare : This approach looks at
2. Industries based on perishable raw Approach human beings as
materials. beneficiaries or targets of
Select the correct answer using the code all development activities.
given below. 2. Basic Needs : This approach emphasizes
(a) 1 only Approach on human choices and is
linked to income.
(b) 2 only
3. Capability : This approach is associated
(c) Both 1 and 2
Approach with building human
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
capabilities in the areas of
health, education and
90. Hazira - Vijaipur - Jagdishpur (HVJ) access to resources.
pipeline does not pass through which of the Which of the pairs given above is/are
following states? correctly matched?
(a) Gujarat (a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) 3 only
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) Bihar

94. Which of the following is/are the problems
91. Activities that focus on the creation, re- faced by Jute industry?
arrangement and interpretation of new and 1. Inadequate supply of raw materials.
existing ideas, data interpretation and the use 2. Competition from substitutes
and evaluation of new technologies are 3. Obsolete machinery
known as: Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
(a) Secondary activities
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) Quinary activities
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) Tertiary activities (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) Primary activities (d) 1, 2 and 3
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95. Which of the following areas tend to have 98. Which of the following is/are Trans
more population density? Continental Railways which connects two
1. Areas which have fertile loamy ends of continent?
soilspopulous. 1. Trans-Siberian Railways
2. Areas with harsh climate and more 2. Trans-Canadian Railways
3. Trans-African Railways
seasonal variation are less populous.
Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the statements given above is/are
given below.
correct?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
99. Studies have revealed that Ocean Noise has
96. Consider the following statements regarding increased tenfold since 1960s. Which of the
Shaft Mining method: following could be the reasons for this
1. It is done when ore lies deep below the increase?
1. Increase in the global shipping trade.
earth's surface.
2. Increase in the number of ships plying
2. Overhead costs such as safety
the oceans.
precautions and equipment is relatively
3. Higher speed of vessels.
low in this method. Select the correct answer using the code
3. It is safer than the open-cast mining. given below.
Which of the statements given above (a) 1 and 2 only
is/are not correct? (b) 1 and 3 only
(a) 1 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 3 only 100. Which of the following statements define
Entrepot Ports?
(a) These are exclusively concerned with
97. Consider the following statements about
the transportation of passengers and mail
Cotton textile industry:
across water bodies covering short
1. Cotton textile mill sector is highly
distances.
capital intensive. (b) These are ports which have only
2. Powerloom sector is more labour strategic importance.
intensive than Handloom sector. (c) These are collection centres where the
Which of the statements given above is/are goods are brought from different
correct? countries for export.
(a) 1 only (d) These are the ports which are originally
(b) 2 only developed as calling points on main sea
(c) Both 1 and 2 routes where ships used to anchor for
refuelling, watering and taking food
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
items.

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