DPPGE: 25 February

1. What could be the main reason/reasons for the formation of African and Eurasian desert belt?

  1. It is located in the sub-tropical high pressure cells.
  2. It is under the influence of warm ocean currents.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context?

(a.) 1 only

(b.) 2 only

(c.) Both 1 and 2

(d.) Neither 1 nor 2

2. Match  List-I  (Industry)  with  List-II  (Important Producing Centre) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists.
List-I                                          List-H
(Industry)                         (Important
Producing Centre)
A. Silk                              I .     Kolar
B. Rail wagon                 2.      Sirpur
C. Paper                          3.     Tltagarh
D. Leather                       .4.     Chennai
Code:
A         B             C            D
(a) I         2             3             4

(b) 4         3             2             1

(c) 4          2             3             1

(d) 1           3             2             4

3. Match List-I (National Highway) with List-Il (Passes through) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
List-I                               List-II
A. NH 3                            1.     Bhopal
B. NH 6                            2.     Indore
C. NH 7                            3.     Jabalpur
D. NH 2                          4.     Raipur

Code:
A    B  C   D
(a) 1    3   4   2
(b) 2   4    3   1
(c) 1   4    3   2
(d) 2   3   `4   1

3. Consider the following tribes:

1. Abujhmaria        2.    Bhotia      3.   Gaddi

For which of the above tribes is the economic activity mainly pastoral herding?

(a) 1 and 2 only              (b)   2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only              (d)    1, 2 and 3

4. If one traverses from West to East in India which one of the following is the correct sequence  of coal field deposits (from West to East) does he observe?

(a) Karanpura-Singrauli-Bokaro-Raniganj

(b)  Singrauli-Karanpura-Bokaro-Raniganj

(c) Karanpura-Singrauli-Raniganj-Bokaro

(d)  Singrauli-Karanpura-Raniganj-Bokaro

5. Consider the following pairs:

River                                  Merges with

1. Parvati                        :       Beas
2. Chandra                     :       Sutlej
3. Pindra                        :       Alaknanda
4. Tons                           :       Bhagirathi
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
(a) I and 2 only

(b)   3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d)    1, 2, 3 and 4

6. When  a  person traverses from  Mangalore (West) to Chennai (East), which one of the following sequences (from West to East) of forest types does he observe?

(a) Tropical  evergreen-Tropical  wet  deciduous-Tropical semi-evergreen-Tropical dry

(b) Tropical  wet  deciduous-Tropical  evergreen-Tropical semi-evergreen-Tropical dry

(c) Tropical  semi-evergreen-Tropical  evergreen-Tropical wet deciduous-Tropical dry

(d) Tropical  evergreen-Tropical  wet  deciduous-Tropical dry-Tropical semi-evergreen

7. Consider the following statements:

1. The light sandy red and yellow soils in Balaghat, Durg and Raipur districts are of alluvial origin.
2. In Tamil Nadu, the red soils occupy over two-third of its total area.
3. The red soils of Burdwan, Birbhum and Bankura are  derived  and  transported  from  Chotanagpur plateau.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b)  2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d)  1, 2 and 3

8. Consider the following  statements  in  respect  of formation of landforms in India:

1. Structurally, the Meghalaya Plateau is an extended part of the Deccan Plateau.
2. The Valley of Kashmir was formed  in a synclinorium.

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

9. Which one of the following is the correct statement?

Kalahari is a desert because it

(a) lies in the tropics.

(b) is on the leeward side of a mountain.

(c) underlies a high pressure cell.

(d) receives only land winds.

10. Consider the following statements:

1. Khasi society is patrilineal.

2. Pastoralism is the main occupation of the Tharus.

Which of the~statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b)    2 only

(c) Both I and 2

(d)    Neither 1 nor 2

 

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