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
b) Ministry if Home Affairs
c) PMO
d) Planning Commission

Answer & Explanation

2. Consider the following statements :
1. The rural decadal growth rate of population is more than that of urban areas.
2. The contribution of rural and urban areas to the total increase in population is nearly equal.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

3. Consider the following states:
1. Bihar
2. West Bengal
3. Delhi
Which of the following is the correct sequence in terms of population density?
a) 1 > 2 > 3
b) 3 > 1 > 2
c) 3 > 2 > 1
d) 1 > 3 > 2

Answer & Explanation

4. The child sex ratio takes into account which of the following age groups?
a) 0-1 year
b) 0-5 years
c) 0-6 years
d) 0-12 years

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5. Which of the following about Uttar Pradesh is/are correct?
1. UP has the highest rural population.
2. UP has the highest scheduled caste population.
3. UP has the highest scheduled tribe population.
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

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6. In the socio economic and caste census, some households will have the highest priority for inclusion in the BPL list. These include
1. Households without shelter
2. SC/ST household
3. Primitive tribal groups
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

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7. Which of the following state/s have been reported slum free in the census 2011 report?
1. Goa
2. Manipur
3. Sikkim
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only

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8. Which of the following is/are correct according to the definitions used in the census 2011?
1. Adolescents are those in the age group of 10-19 years.
2. Youth are those in the age group of 15-35 years.
3. Sex ratio is the number of men per thousand women.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

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9. Other than conducting census, the office of the registrar general and census commissioner performs which function?
a) Registration of marriages.
b) Registration of births and deaths
c) both (a) and (b)
d) none

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10. Consider the following statements :
1. This is the first time since independence that the decadal growth rate of population has declined.
2. Workers (in census 2011) are those who have worked for atleast one day during the reference year.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation
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