UPSC Previous Year question paper -1996-2000- World Political Geography



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



#1. Which one of the following lakes forms an international boundary between Tanzania and Uganda? (2000)

#2. Consider the following provinces of former Yugoslavia: The correct sequence of these provinces from the east to west is : (2000)

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

#4. A person of mixed European and Indian blood in Latin America is called a : (1999)

#5. Match the cities labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with the names of cities and select the correct answer using the codes given below the names of cities: (1999)

#6. Assertion (A) : Chile continues to be an important producer of copper in the world. Reason (R) : Chile is endowed with the world's largest deposit of porphyry copper. (1999)

#7. Which one of the following port cities in Venezuela has been developed as an oil port? (1999)

#8. When there is noon at I.S.T. meridian people at another place of the earth are taking their 6 O' clock morning tea. The longitude of the place is : (1998)

#9. Indonesian forest fire in 1997 was caused by : (1998)

#10. Which one of the following countries has replaced Italy as the major importer of bauxite from India? (1998)

#11. Which one of the following countries is the largest producer of fuel wood in the world? (1997)

#12. Consider the geographical details given in the following figure: The point marked by A in the above figure indicates the countries in : (1997)

#13. "From Aceh in the far north west to Torres Strait in the east is 5000 miles, almost as far as from London to Baghdad. The archipelago has 14,000 islands, some mere equatorial rocks, others some of the largest in the world." This description best fits: (1997)

#14. Consider the map given below: The river shown on the map is : (1997)

#15. ".....They are people of yellow complexion, oblique eyes, high check bones, sparse hair and medium height." The reference here is to : (1997)

#16. About 50% of the world population is concentrated between the latitudes of : (1997)

#17. A rough outline map of northern Sri Lanka is shown below. Jaffna is located at the point marked: (1996)

#18. The Palk Bay lies between: (1996)

#19. The rough outline map shows a portion of the Middle East. The countries labelled A, B, C and D are respectively : (1996)

#20. Which one of the following regions of India is now regarded as an 'ecological hot spot'? (1996)

#21. Consider the map given below : The dotted (broken) line in the map is the : (1996)

#22. Arakan Yoma is the extension of the Himalayas located in : (1995)

#23. Consider the map given below indicating four places frequently figuring in the news: Which one of them is Chechenya ? Choose the correct answer: (1995)

#24. The original home of the gypsies was : (1995)

#25. The standard time of the following countries is ahead of or behind Greenwich Mean Time depending on whether they are East or West of the longitude passing through Greenwich. Which one of the following sequential orders gives the correct arrangement of the countries according to their standard time from ahead to behind GMT ? (1995)

#26. Given below is a map of some countries which were parts of the erstwhile Soviet Union, with water bodies shown by shaded areas: The countries marked 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are respectively: (1995)


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