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Indian Geography MCQs with answers for UPSC, State PCS

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Q.1. The Bhutia group of languages does not include

  1. Laddakhi
  2. Tibetan
  3. Lepcha
  4. Sherpa

Q.2 Economically the most important forests of India are

  1. Tidal forest
  2. Thorn forest
  3. Evergreen forest
  4. Tropical deciduous forest

Q.3 A few showers of rain during the months of December and January are beneficial to the rabi crops because they

  1. Make the plant strong
  2. Protect the crops from frost
  3. Cause fall in temperature
  4. Provide moisture for the germination of seeds

Q.4 The correct sequence of the eastward flowing rivers of the penisular India from north to south is

  1. Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Cauvery and Vaigai
  2. Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Cauvery, Vaigai and Pennar
  3. Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery, Pennar and Vaigai
  4. Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Krishna, Godavari, Cauvery, Vaigai and Pennar

Q.5 The main hydroelectric power potential of the Indus river system lies in India and not in Pakistan because

  1. The need for hydroelectric power is greater in India than the Pakistan
  2. India has superior technology to develop hydroelectric power
  3. India has a greater labour force to develop hydroelectric power
  4. The mountain stages of these rivers lie in India

Q.6 Which multipurpose project was taken up first of all after independence?

  1. Bhakra Nangal Project
  2. Damodar Valley Project
  3. Kosi Project
  4. None of these

Q.7 The Arabian Sea lies to

  1. North-East of India
  2. South-West of India
  3. South-East of India
  4. North-West of India

Q.8 Palk Strait separates India from

  1. Pakistan
  2. China
  3. Andaman Island
  4. Sri Lanka

Q.9 Lakshadweep Islands are situated in

  1. Arabian Sea
  2. Palk Strait
  3. Indian Ocean
  4. Bay of Bengal

Q.10 India’s latitudinal and longitudinal extent measured in degrees are almost the same, but its north-south extent measured in km is greater than its east-west extent. This is due to the fact that

  1. Longitudes are not parallel lines
  2. The distance between latitudes remains the same but the distance between longitudes is greatest at the Equator and nil at  the poles where all longitudes join
  3. All longitudes with their opposites form great circles
  4. The earth is not a perfect sphere