Category Archives : Geography Quiz


Prelims MCQs Quiz 45 : Climatology (Geography)

Climatology portion of geography includes topics like weather, climate, temperature, humidity, pressure belts, atmospheric circulation including winds, cyclones and monsoons etc. This is very important from UPSC point of view.   1. Which of the following conditions is/are conducive for the formation of tropical cyclones? 1. large and continuous supply of warm and moist air. 2. large value of coriolis force. 3. inflow of air at upper level of atmosphere. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 1… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 34 : Geography

1. Tropical cyclones do not form over equator. This is because 1. Equator is a zone of wind convergence. 2. The temperature over equator is too high. 3. There are no fronts over equator. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 1 and 3 only c) 2 and 3 only d) none 2. With reference to laterite soil, consider the following statements: 1. They are the result of intense leaching. 2. They are poor in organic matter. Which… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 29 : Geography (Census Report)

This is a special quiz on Census 2011, reports of which has been slowly released in last few years. It is an attempt to make an otherwise facts laden report interesting with the help of questions. Remember, in UPSC facts/data are not important, but trends are. An interesting and surprising statement formed on the basis of data is what UPSC gives as questions. 1. The office of the registrar general and census commissioner conducts the census in India. It is under which ministry/body? a) MOSPI… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 26 : Geography

1. The seismic weaves helps in understanding the interior of earth. Which of the following about seismic waves is/are correct ? 1. P waves travel with fastest speed and are most destructive. 2. S waves cannot pass through liquid. 3. The surface waves (L) are analogous to light waves. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 only c) 2 and 3 only d) 1 and 3 only 2. Consider the following statements : 1. A positive… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 20 : Geography

1. Erosion in coastal areas forms different types of landform. Which of the following is/are erosional landform of coastal areas? 1. wave-cut platforms 2. Beaches 3. Capes and bays Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 1 and 3 only c) 2 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3 2. With reference to ownership of forests in India, consider the following statements: 1. Most of the forests are owned by corporate bodies. 2. A negligible portion… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 14 : Geography

1. Rivers forms many outstanding features throughout their course. In this respect which of the following pairs are correctly matched ? 1. river capture    : middle course 2. meanders         : upper course 3. ox-bow lakes  : lower course Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 3 only b) 1 and 2 only c) 3 only d) 2 and 3 only 2. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram records very high annual rainfall. This is because a) they receive… Continue Reading »


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