UPSC Previous Year question paper -2001-2005- Physical Geography



UPSC previous year question paper of subject Physical Geography from the year 2001-2005 with answers.



#1. Consider the following statements: Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2005)

#2. Consider the following statements: Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2005)

#3. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? (2005)

#4. Where are the Balearic Islands located? (2005)

#5. Assertion (A) : Wind patterns are clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Reason (R) : The directions of wind patterns in the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere are governed by the Coriolis effect. (2005)

#6. Assertion (A) : Existence of human life on Venus is highly improbable. Reason (R): Venus has extremely high level of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere. (2005)

#7. Assertion (A) : The same face of the moon is always presented to the earth. Reason (R) : The moon rotates about its own axis in 23 and half days which is about the same time that it takes to orbit the earth. (2005)

#8. Where is the volcanic mountain, Mount St. Helens located? (2005)

#9. Assertion (A) : Thickness of the atmosphere is maximum over the Equator. Reason (R) : High insolation and strong convection currents occur over the Equator. (2004)

#10. Among the following which planet takes maximum time for one revolution around the Sun? (2003)

#11. Which one among the following covers the highest percentage of forest area in the world? (2003)

#12. Assertion (A) : Areas lying within five to eight degrees latitude on either side of the equator receive rainfall throughout the year. Reason (R) : High temperatures and high humidity cause convectional rain to fall mostly in the afternoons near the equator. (2003)

#13. Assertion (A) : Unlike temperate forests, the tropical rain forests, if cleared, can yield productive farmland that can support intensive agriculture for several years even without chemical fertilizers. Reason (R) : The primary productivity of the tropical rain forest is very high when compared to that of temperate forests. (2003)

#14. Assertion (A) : The amount of moisture in the atmosphere is related to latitude Reason (R) : The capacity to hold moisture in the form of water vapour is related to temperature. (2003)

#15. Which one of the following statements is correct with reference to our solar system? (2002)

#16. Which one of the following is not a lagoon? (2002)

#17. For short-term climatic predictions, which one of the following events, detected in the last decade, is associated with occasional weak monsoon rains in the Indian sub-continent? (2002)

#18. Consider the following climatic and geographical phenomena: Thunder cloud development is due to which of these phenomena? (2002)

#19. Assertion (A) : The surface winds spiral inwards upon the centre of the cyclone. Reason (R) : Air descends in the centre of the cyclone. (2002)

#20. Assertion (A) : 60° - 65º latitudes in both the hemispheres have a low pressure belt instead of high pressure. Reason (R) : The low pressure areas are permanent over oceans rather than on land. (2002)

#21. Consider the following ecosystems: The correct sequence in decreasing order of the Albedo values of these ecosystems is : (2002)

#22. Consider the following statements: Which of these statements are correct? (2002)

#23. Consider the following statements: Which of these statements are correct? (2002)

#24. Sun's halo is produced by the refraction of light in: (2002)

#25. Assertion (A) : During the neap tides. The high tide is lower and the low tide is higher than usual. Reason (R) : The neap tide, unlike the spring tide, occurs on the new moon instead of on the full moon. (2001)

#26. Temperature and rainfall of a meteorological station are given below: Average temperature: 12.8°C Average rainfall: 54.9 cm per annum Identify the region having the above climatic patterns from amongst the following: (2001)

#27. Identify the correct order of the process of soil-erosion from the following: (2001)

#28. Quartzite is metamorphosed from: (2001)

#29. Volcanic eruptions do not occur in : (2001)

#30. Consider the following statements made about sedimentary rocks: Which of these statements are correct? (2001)

#31. If the stars are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizon by an observer, he is located on the: (2001)

#32. Who amongst the following was the first to state that the earth was spherical ? (2001)

#33. Which one of the following weather conditions is indicated by a sudden fall in barometer reading? (2001)


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