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UPSC Previous Year question paper -1996-2000- Physical Geography

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Physical Geography from the year 1996-2000 with answers.

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#1. Consider the following statements about the 'Roaring Forties' : Which of these statements are correct? (2000)

#2. Consider the following statements: Which of these statements are correct? (2000)

#3. Along which one of the following meridians did India experience the first light of the sunrise of the new millennium? (2000)

#4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: (1999)

#5. Which one of the areas marked as A, B, C and D in the given figure of the cyclone, witnesses heavy torrential short duration rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms? (1999)

#6. Consider the following temperature and rainfall data: The climate to which this data pertains is : (1999)

#7. At which one of the following positions shown in the diagram will the height of the ocean tide be maximum? (1999)

#8. In the given map, which one of the following pairs of ocean currents are shown? (1999)

#9. Which one of the following scholars suggested the earth's origin from gases and dust particles? (1999)

#10. Which one of the following types of coal contains a higher percentage of carbon than the rest? (1999)

#11. Physical regions marked as 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the given map are respectively: (1999)

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

#13. Consider the following climatic conditions (northern hemisphere) : These are most likely to be found in the natural regions of: (1998)

#14. Estuaries possess distinct blooms of excessive growth of a pigmented dinoflagellates. These blooms are called (1998)

#15. The correct sequence of different layers of the atmosphere from the surface of the Earth upwards is: (1998)

#16. Match the rivers labelled A, B, C and D on the given map with their names given in the list and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: (1998)

#17. Consider the following statements regarding asteroids: Of these statements: (1998)

#18. Consider the map given below: Of the four shaded areas in the map, which is characterised by hot dry summers, mild and moist winters and seasonal reversal of winds : (1997)

#19. Which one of the following conditions is most relevant for the presence of life on Mars? (1997)

#20. Which one of the following stars is nearest to the Earth? (1997)

#21. If the earth's direction of rotation is reversed, what should be the IST when it is noon at the International Date Line? (1997)

#22. The group of small pieces of rock revolving round the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter are called: (1997)

#23. Daily weather map showing isobars is an example of: (1997)

#24. Which one of the following factors is responsible for the change in the regular direction of the ocean currents in the Indian Ocean? (1997)

#25. Diamond ring is a phenomenon observed: (1996)

#26. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) : In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? (1996)

#27. Given below are two statements one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? (1996)

#28. Which one of the following layers of the atmosphere is responsible for the deflection of radio waves? (1996)

#29. Which one of the following is the continent with the highest mean elevation in the world? (1995)

#30. The graph given below shows the mean average monthly temperatures (in ºC) and mean monthly rainfall (in cms) of a place: This graph is indicative of which one of the climatic zones of the world? (1995)

#31. Which one of the following does not belong to biosphere reserves set-up so far? (1995)

#32. A meteor is : (1995)

#33. Willy Willy is: (1995)

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