DPPGE: 22 February

Q.1. Match the following:

List-I                                             List- II

A. Kamchatka Peninsula         i. Canada

B. Great Slave Lake                 ii. Russia

C. Lake Eyre                               iii. South Africa

D. Drakensberg                         iv. Australia



a. i ii iii iv

b. ii i iii iv

c. iii iv i ii

d. ii i iv iii

Q.2 Choose the correct statement/s:

i. Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram is passed by Tropic of Cancer.

ii. Tropic of Cancer passes through Mexico , Libya , Algeria , Egypt , Saudi Arab , China and Philippines.

iii. Tropic of Capricorn passes through Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and South Africa.

iv. Indian Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 82.5° E longitude, in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh which is nearly on the corresponding longitude reference line

Correct statements are:

a. i, ii and iii

b. ii, iii and iv

c. i, iii and iv

d. i, ii, iii and iv

Q.3 Consider the following statements regarding Polar Vortex:

i. Polar vortex a large pocket of very cold air typically near the North Pole.

ii. The weakening of the polar jet stream can lead to a breakdown of the polar vortex allowing the frigid air of Polar Vortex to spill southward into the areas like southern Canada and the United States.

iii. An exceptionally strong ridge build over Alaska can stretch well far north into the territories that house the polar vortex and displace the arctic frigid air southward into the areas like southern Canada and the United States.

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

a. i and ii

b. i and iii

c. ii and iii

d. i, ii and iii

Q.4. Why did the ozone hole develop over Antarctica and not in other parts?

A. In winter, the stratosphere above the Antarctic continent gets colder than it does anywhere else on Earth. Lower temperatures favor the formation of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) which serve as platforms for catalytic ozone breakdown.

B. The circulation over the Antarctic is more persistent and vortex-like as a consequence of having less land. Air inside the vortex is prevented from mixing with warmer, ozone-rich air from lower latitudes.

Correct option is:

a. Only A is correct

b. Only B is correct

c. Both A and B are correct

d. None is correct

Q.5. Consider the following statements:

i. Western Disturbance is an extratropical storm that brings sudden winter rain and snow to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.

ii. Western Disturbance is a monsoonal precipitation pattern driven by the Westerlies.

iii. The moisture in Western Disturbance usually originates over the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

iv. Extratropical storms like Western Disturbance are a global, rather than a localized, phenomena.

v. Moisture usually carried in the lower atmosphere in Extratropical storms unlike tropical storms where it is carried in the upper atmosphere.

Which of the above statement/s is/are incorrect?

a. i, ii and iii

b. iii and v

c. iv and v

d. ii and v

Q.6 The fuels that can be derived from algae includes:

i. Biodiesel

ii. Gasoline

iii. Ethanol

iv. Jet Fuel


a. i, ii and iii

b. ii and iv

c. ii, iii and iv

d. All

Q.7 Aral Sea is surrounded by:

a. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

b. Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan

c. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

d. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Q.8 A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. Consider the following statements:

i. It indicates that global climate change is not occurring.

ii. The increase in ice mass is the result of increased precipitation, which is the result of increased atmospheric water vapor, which is the result of increased global temperatures.

iii. Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a. i and iii

b. Only i

c. Only ii

d. Only iii

Q.9 Which of the following biosphere reserves of India is not a part of the of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, based on the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme?

a. Nokrek Biosphere Reserve

b. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

c. Manas Biosphere Reserve

d. Simlipal Biosphere Reserve

Q.10 Consider the following statements:

i. Oil Zapping is a technique of using the bacteria to get rid of oil spill.

ii. It is a synthetic-remediation technique

iii. Oilzapper feeds on hydrocarbon compounds present in crude oil and the hazardous hydrocarbon waste generated by oil refineries, known as Oil Sludge and converts them into harmless CO2 and water.

iv. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) had invented the oilzapper technology along with the Department of Biotechnology of the Central government.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. i, ii and iii

b. ii, iii and iv

c. i, iii and iv

d. i, ii, iii and iv