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UPSC Previous Year question paper – 1995-2000- Geography of india

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Geography of india from the year 1995-2000 with answers.

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#1. Match the different ports of Union Territory of Pondicherry labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with their respective names and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists of ports: (2000)

#2. Assertion (A) : Ganga plain is the most densely populated part of India. Reason (R) : Ganga is the most harnessed river of India . (2000)

#3. Which one of the following statements is true according to 1991 Census data? (2000)

#4. Assertion (A) : The frequency of floods in north Indian plains has increased during the last couple of decades. Reason (R) : There has been a reduction in the depth of river valleys due to deposition of silt (2000)

#5. Which one of the following pairs of primitive tribes and places of their inhabitation is NOT correctly matched? (2000)

#6. Match the locations of ports labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with the names of those ports and select the correct answer using the codes given below the names of the ports: (2000)

#7. Which one of the following statements is not true? (2000)

#8. The Ravva offshore block, with great potential for oil, is located in : (1999)

#9. If it is 10.00 am. I.S.T., then what would be the local time at Shillong on 92° E longitude? (1999)

#10. In the rough outline map of a part of Jammu and Kashmir shown in the figure, places marked A, B, C and D represent respectively : (1999)

#11. Which one of the following pairs of states and tribes is not correctly matched? (1999)

#12. The first marine sanctuary in India, within its bounds coral reefs, mollusca, dolphins, tortoises and various kinds of sea birds, has been established in : (1999)

#13. . The figure shows a portion of Southern India. The proposed site (Koodankulam) for construction of two l000 MW nuclear power plants has been labelled in the map as : (1999)

#14. In the given figure, the site of the Tehri dam has been labelled as: (1999)

#15. In which one of the following areas in the given map was there a recent discovery of copper deposits by the Atomic Minerals Division of Department Atomic Energy ? (1999)

#16. The minimum land area recommended for forest cover to maintain proper ecological balance in India is : (1999)

#17. Assertion (A ) : According to statistics, more female children are born each year than male children in India. Reason (R) : In India, the death rate of a male child is higher than that of the female child. (1999)

#18. "India has the largest population of the Asian X. Today, there are just about 20,000 to 25,000 X in their natural habitat spreading across the evergreen forests, dry thorn forest, swamps and grasslands. Their prime habitats, are however the moist deciduous forests. The X population in India ranges from north-west India where they are found in the forest divisions of Dehradun. Bijnor and National districts, of UP to the Western Ghats in the states of Karnataka and Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In Central India, their population distributed over Southern Bihar and Orissa. In the East, they are seen in North Bengal, Assam and a few other states." [1999] The animal "X" referred to in this quotation is : (1999)

#19. Which one of the following pairs of cities has recently been connected through a 6-lane express way? (1998)

#20. Which one of the following sets of states benefits the most from the Konkan Railway? (1998)

#21. Among the Indian States shown labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the rough outline map given, the correct sequence in descending order of percent of scheduled tribe population to their total population is : (1998)

#22. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the states (labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4) of India shown on the map in descending order in terms of available ground water resources for irrigation? (1998)

#23. Some people in Manipur live in house built on floating islands of weeds and decaying vegetation held together by suspended silt. These are called: (1998)

#24. The four railway junctions shown by numerals 1, 2, 3, 4 on the rough outline map of Gujarat are respectively: (1998)

#25. What is the correct sequence of the following Indian states in descending order of their length of surface roads per 100 km2 of their areas? Select the correct answer using the codes given below: (1998)

#26. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: (1998)

#27. The discovery of Oak flora in 1966 added a new chapter to the history of Indian Sericulture. Which one of the following states is the leading producer of Oak tasar silk ? (1998)

#28. In the vicinity of Mumbai, a number of specialised towns have been developed. Match the lists of specialisation with towns and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: (1998)

#29. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: (1998)

#30. Commercial production of mineral oil has started in which one of the areas of India, labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the map given below: (1998)

#31. Forest areas have been labelled as 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the map: Among these, those which were threatened in 1997 by a serious epidemic include: (1998)

#32. Which one of the following east flowing rivers of India has rift valley due to down warping? (1998)

#33. In the map shown rivers labelled as 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively: (1997)

#34. The tribal population in Andaman and Nicobar islands belongs to the: (1997)

#35. According to the latest census figures sex ratio in India is : (1997)

#36. Consider the map given below: The place marked A, B, C and D in the map are respectively: (1997)

#37. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? (1997)

#38. The canal-carrying capacity of Farakka is : (1997)

#39. Consider the map given below: The predominant languages spoken in the areas marked A, B, C and D are respectively: (1997)

#40. The Alamatti is on the river : (1997)

#41. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer: (1997)

#42. The January isotherm taken as a basis for dividing India into tropical and subtropical zones is : (1997)

#43. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer: (1997)

#44. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer: (1997)

#45. Consider the following rivers: The correct sequence of these rivers when arranged in the north-south direction is (1996)

#46. "You might see a few curious Danes around, but that is because–used to be Danish outpost. This quaint town with its fort and a beautiful church, the New Jerusalem, empty streets and deserted beach front is a quaint gem." The place referred to in this quotation lies on the: (1996)

#47. Which one of the following rivers thrice forks into two streams and reunites a few miles farther on, thus, forming the islands of Srirangapattanam, Sivasamudram and Srirangam? (1996)

#48. In the Indian context the term 'De-notified tribes' refers to : (1996)

#49. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? (1996)

#50. As per the 1991 Census, which one of the following states has a lower population density than the other three? (1996)

#51. Match List-I (Ores) with List-II (States where they are mined) and select the correct answer: (1996)

#52. High temperature and low pressure over the Indian subcontinent during the summer season draws air from the Indian Ocean leading to the in-blowing of the: (1996)

#53. Examine the map of Jammu and Kashmir given below: The mountains ranges marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 are respectively: (1995)

#54. The National Highway from Amritsar to Calcutta via Delhi is numbered: (1995)

#55. Which one of the following mountain ranges is spread over only one state in India? (1995)

#56. The Indian subcontinent was originally a part of a huge mass called: (1995)

#57. Of the four places marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the map, the one indicating a tidal port is : (1995)

#58. The palaeomagnetic results obtained from India indicate that in the past, the Indian land mass has moved : (1995)

#59. “Monoculture of commercially viable trees is destroying the unique natural profile. Thoughtless exploitation of timber, deforesting vast tracts for palm cultivation, destruction of mangroves, illegal logging by tribals and poaching only compounds the problem. Fresh water pockets are fast drying up due to deforestation and destruction of mangroves”. The place referred to this quotation is : (1995)

#60. In the map given below, three out of the four places marked indicate places where a thermal power station is located : The place where there is no thermal power station is marked:

#61. Consider the map given below : The division along India's coastal region indicate: (1995)

#62. The alpine vegetation in the Western Himalayas is found only up to a height of 3000 metres while in the Eastern Himalayas it is found up to a height of 4000 metres. The reason for this variation in the same mountain range is that: [1995]

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