DPPGE: 18 February

Q.1. Which is the correct order of islands from north to south in Nicobar islands –

a) Car Nicobar- Little Nicobar- Great Nicobar

b) Little Nicobar- Car Nicobar – Great Nicobar

c) Great Nicobar- Little Nicobar- Car Nicobar

d) Little Nicobar – Great Nicobar – Car Nicobar

Q.2. Eight degree channel separates –

a) Andaman and Nicobar islands

b) Lakshadweep and Maldives

c) Great Andaman and Little Andaman

d) Cannaore islands and Minicoy islands

Q.3. Match the following-

List 1                                    List 2

A. Pyrenees                           1. France- Italy

B.Alps                                     2.France- Spain

C.Black Forest                       3. France- Germany

D.Jura Mountains                 4.France- Switzerland


A   B   C   D

a) 2   3   4   1

b) 1   2   4   3

c) 2   1   3   4

d) 4   2   3   1

Q.4. Arrange the following states in the increasing order of number of tigers found —

a) Tamil Nadu < Uttarakhand < Madhya Pradesh < Karnataka

b) Tamil Nadu < Uttarakhand < Karnataka < Madhya Pradesh

c) Tamil Nadu < Madhya Pradesh < Uttarakhand < Karnataka

d) Madhya Pradesh < Uttarakhand < Karnataka < Tamil Nadu

Q.5. Objective of Paris agreement on Climate change include –

1) To limit the global average temperature to well below 2 degree Celsius above pre-industrial level

2) Efforts will be made to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial level

3) Capacity building should be a country driven based on and responsive to national , sub-national and local needs

4) Developed countries will raise finances to the tune of 100 billion US dollars per year as the floor by 2020


a) 1,2 and 4

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 3

d) all of the above

Q.6. Eight pollutants are covered under National Air Quality Index –

a) PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO, O3,NH3 and Pb

b) PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO, O3,NH3 and Benzene

c) PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO, O3,NH3 and Hg

d) PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO2, O3,NH3 and Pb

Q.7. Which of the following is/are correct about El-Nino –

1) Monsoon is always weaker in the year of El-Nino

2) During El-Nino event, flood situation comes in South America and US mid west

3) During El-Nino, cold Peru current becomes stronger

4) During El-Nino, trade winds become weaker

5) El-Nino is good for fishing industry in Peru coast


a) 1,2,3 and 5

b)2,4 and 5

c) 2 and 4

d) 3,4 and 5

Q.8. Match the following-

List 1                                                             List 2

A. Satkosia Tiger reserve                           1. Tripura

B. Trishna Wildlife sanctuary                     2. Nagaland

C. Intanki National Park                            3. Mizoram

D.Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary                     4. Orissa


A   B   C   D

a) 2   3   4   1

b) 1   2   4   3

c) 2   1   3   4

d) 4   1   2   3

Q.9. Match the following-

List 1                                                               List 2

A. Stockholm Convention.    1. Hazardous chemicals and pesticides .

B. Basel Covention             2. Persistent organic pollutants

C. Rotterdam Convention  3. Trans-boundary movements of hazardous waste

D. Ramsar Convention      4.Preservation of Wetlans


A   B   C   D

a) 1  3   4   1

b) 2   3   1  4

c) 2   1   3   4

d) 1   2  4   3

Q.10. Why there are very few tropical cyclones during south west monsoon season-

1) The South west monsoon is characterized by the presence of strong westerly winds in lower troposphere and very strong easterly winds in the upper troposphere, this results in large vertical wind shear inhibits the cyclone development

2) During monsoon, the low pressure system up to the intensity of depressions form along Monsoon trough (ITCZ) which extends from north-west India to north bay of Bengal, the depression forming over this area crosses Orissa, West Bengal coast very quickly. This shorter oceanic stay causes non-intensification of cyclones


a) only 1

b) only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None



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