Indian Geography MCQs with answers for UPSC, State PCS

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Q.1 The territorial waters of India extends up to

  1. 5 nautical miles
  2. 12 nautical miles
  3. 15 nautical miles
  4. 2 nautical miles

Q.2 Which of the following States of India do not lie entirely in the Tropical Zone of the Earth?

  1. Kerala and Tamil Nadu
  2. Gujarat 
  3. Karnataka
  4. Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh

Q.3 The Indian States which have common borders with Pakistan are

  1. Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir
  2. Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Rajasthan,
  3. Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab
  4. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan

Q.4 Which or the following Indian islands lies between India and Sri Lanka?

  1. Elephanta
  2. Rameshwaram
  3. Nicobar
  4. Salsette

Q.5 The sun rises in Arunachal Pradesh two hours before it does in Dwaraka in Gujarat. This is because the former is

  1. Higher in elevation than Dwaraka
  2. Situated further north than Dwaraka
  3. Situated further east (about 30º longitude) than Dwaraka
  4. Situated about 30 º east of Dwaraka and the earth rotates from west to east

Q.6 Which of the Indian states has the maximum number of common borders with other Indian States?

  1. West Bengal
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Karnataka

Q.7 The general physical relief is likely to be the boldest in

  1. The Himalayan Mountain Complex
  2. The Indus Ganga Plain
  3. The Deccan Plateau
  4. The Central Indian Plateau

Q.8 The Garo, Khasi and Jaintia hills were formed in the same age as the

  1. Himalayas
  2. Shiwalik Range
  3. Malwa Plateau
  4. Himachal Range

Q.9 The Ganga-Brahmaputra Plain widens

  1. From east to west
  2. From west to east
  3. At the middle
  4. No where

Q.10 The Peninsular Plateau of India extends upto

  1. Mizo Hills
  2. Himachal Himalayas
  3. Assam Valley
  4. Maghalaya Hills