IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Geography and Current Affairs [Day 28]

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So, here we are with the 28th Day of 60 Days Plan. It is the third edition of 60 Days program but seems like the first one because of the excitement involved everywhere, including us 🙂

We are equally excited and pumped. Our Team is working hard to make you realize your dream. Do not take it insincerely and let us down. Your faith and participation has to be in sync with the amount of hard work and effort we do.

Let us pledge to make it a big game changer (better than last year) in the next 60 days!

Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self track yourself after updating the score. In the end you can cross check your performance through disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.

The importance of this initiative stands time bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How you can make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only. 

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So make effort to know the answers of all questions. Do not cheat 😛

Baba’s Gyan for REVISION

Many of you, almost all, asks about effective revision strategy! Can there be any?

Let us tell you something Baba does 😀 

You guys study a lot and there is no issue with the hard work that has been put in. But when it comes to input-output comparison, your performance is questionable.

What to do?

Just do this for a Week: Go to bed before stipulated time of your sleep, at least 1 hour before. Close your eyes and try to relax your mind. You should attain full comfort and calmness.

Do this on the First Day: Imagine the full story of a recent movie that you have watched. Try to recollect from starting to end. See, whether you are able to depict the clear picture or not!

Now, do the same for everything you learnt from morning specially the ones you struggled with. Since it is fresh, most of the things should flow into your mind smoothly. Check what is your recollecting capacity.

For example, if you prepared Polity Day 2: Topics- Try to collect all important concepts and learning of the day.

Trust us, this exercise if done with sincerity will give you immense confidence as well as boost your performance. There is no ideal time for revision and there cannot be any specific date put for it, as commonly done.

This will always expose your weaknesses the very same day and if you tend to forget something, can always get back to consolidate and cement it.


Must to Do: Read the detailed article regarding Micro Analysis Matrix and follow the guidelines- Click Here

Try to hold your nerves and learn to control the temptation. This is very important art to learn and implement!

Are you ready? Let’s start





Indian Geography: Forests (or Natural Vegetation), Human Geography, Wildlife and Conservation of flora and fauna, Forests (or Natural Vegetation)

  • Tropical Evergreen forests, Deciduous, Hill forests Thorn, Littoral and Swamp forests
  • Temperature, Rainfall conducive for the growth of these Forests
  • Regions they occur/grow
  • Types of trees grown (general awareness)
  • Economic utilities of these forests
  • Example: Deciduous Forests found in areas of rainfall 150-200 cm;They are found majorly in Peninsular India; Trees like teak, sal, sandalwood, rosewood grow here. They are less dense unlike evergreen forests and are a source of good quality timber. 

Human Geography


  • Major Tribal groups and States they belong to; their Skills; Festivals they celebrate.
  • Demographic dividend


Wildlife and Conservation of flora and fauna: This topic overlaps with Environment


Q.1) Identify the state in which when you travel from East to West you tend to find this pattern of Natural vegetation:

Mangrove Forest à Tropical evergreen Forest à Tropical Moist deciduous à Tropical Dry deciduous.

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

  1. Odisha
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Kerala
  4. West Bengal

Q.2) Which of the statements given below is/are correct about Indian Wild Orange or ‘Citrus Indica’, which was recently in news?

  1. It is endemic to north-east India
  2. The species is considered to be the ancestor of all cultivated citrus fruits in the world
  3. It has been accorded the Geographical Indication tag
  4. It is known to have medicinal properties

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1, 2 and 4 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 2, 3 and 4 only

Q.3) Compared with other forests, Coniferous forests have little undergrowth. It can be attributed to which of the following reasons –

  1. Excessively leached and very acidic soils
  2. Absence of direct sunlight
  3. Short duration of summer
  4. The evergreen leaves provides little leaf fall for humus formation
  5. Low temperature slows down the rate of decomposition of leaves

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1, 4 and 5
  2. 1, 3, 4 and 5
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. All the above

Q.4) Consider the below statements:

  1. The trees can grow to over 40 metres in the effort  to get sunlight
  2. These forests have evergreen appearance due to continuous growing season
  3. The forest floor is damp and dark. There is little undergrowth because the sunlight cannot reach ground level.

Identify the appropriate type of forest region from below:

  1. Characteristics of Equatorial forests
  2. Characteristics of Coniferous forests
  3. Characteristics of Deciduous forests
  4. Characteristics of Taiga forests

Q.5) Identify the state which has Tropical dry evergreen forest as unique type of natural vegetation?

  1. Odisha
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Kerala
  4. West Bengal

Q.6) The following options lists the tribes with their respective climatic region.

  1. Hausa – Sudan type climate
  2. Inuits – Hot desert
  3. Bedouin – Tundra
  4. Pygmies – Equatorial

Which of the given above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 4 only
  3. 2 and 4 only
  4. None

Q.7) Match the following Wildlife Sanctuaries with its associated states

Wildlife Sanctuary                                         State

  1. Borail Wildlife Sanctuary                                1.Madhya Pradesh
  2. Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary                        2.Bihar
  3. Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary                              3.Assam
  4. Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary                      4.Punjab

Choose the appropriate code:

A-B- C-D

  1. 1-2- 3-4
  2. 2-1- 3-4
  3. 4-3- 1-2
  4. 3-1- 4-2 

Q.8) Which among the following crops are Kharif crops?

  1. Rice
  2. Wheat
  3. chickpea/gram
  4. millet/ragi
  5. soya bean

Choose the appropriate code from below:

  1. 1, 4 and 5 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 3 and 4 only 

Q.9) Consider the characteristics of the natural vegetation:

  1. These kind of Forests found in areas with Moderate rainfall of 100 to 200 cm per annum
  2. Mean annual temperature of about 27 degree C
  3. Average relative humidity of 60 to 70 %
  4. This type of forest is found in some parts of Odisha and West Bengal

Identify the type of Vegetation from the options given below:

  1. Mediterranean Shrublands
  2. Tropical wet evergreen Forests
  3. Tropical dry evergreen forests
  4. Tropical Moist deciduous Forests 

Q.10) Identify the factors which influence Temperature:

  1. Latitude
  2. Altitude
  3. Continentality
  4. Winds and Ocean currents
  5. Distance from Sea
  6. Aspect

Choose correct codes from the below given options:

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 2,3 and 4 only
  3. 1,2,3,4 and 5 only
  4. All

Q.11) Identify the type of climate by considering below given statements:

  1. Dry, warm summer with off- shore trade winds.
  2. Concentration of rainfall in winter with on-shore westerlies
  3. Drought resistant Xerophytic plants in an environment deficient in moisture
  4. Wide range of Citrus fruits are grown here

Choose correct code from the below given options:

  1. Warm temperate western margin climate
  2. Warm temperate eastern margin climate
  3. Hot desert mid latitude climate
  4. Steppe climate

Q.12) Consider the following statements regarding type of climate:

  1. It is a transitional type of climate found between the equatorial forests and trade wind hot deserts.
  2. This type of climate is characterized by an alternate hot, rainy season and cool, dry season.
  3. Extreme diurnal range of temperature is another characteristic of this type of climate
  4. This landscape is typified by tall grass and short trees

Identify the type of climate from the below given options:

  1. Tropical Monsoon type of climate
  2. Sudan type of climate
  3. Warm temperate western margin climate
  4. Steppe climate

Q.13) Consider the following pairs:

            Wildlife Sanctuary/Lake                    –          State

  1. Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary         –          Assam
  2. Bhimtal Lake                                       –          Himachal Pradesh
  3. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary              –          Kerala

Which of the pairs above is/are not correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 

Q.14) Consider the following statements with regard to red panda, classified as Endangered by the IUCN, which was recently in news:

  1. Red panda is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.
  2. The red panda is endemic to the temperate forests of the Himalayas.
  3. It is an herbivorous animal, feeds mainly on bamboo.
  4. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

Choose the correct code from below:

  1. 1 and 4 only
  2. 1, 2 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. All of the above 

Q.15) Identify the following state/States with such unique pattern of climatic regions:

When we travel from West to East of this particular State, we tend to encounter, Tropical wet à Tropical wet and dry à Semi Arid pattern of climatic regions.

Choose the correct codes from the option given below:

  1. Karnataka
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Both a and b
  4. Kerala

Q.16) Gaofen project – a network of observation satellites orbiting the Earth to provide global surveillance capabilities is a project of which of the following countries?

  1. Russia
  2. China
  3. Japan
  4. Germany

Q.17) Consider the following statements about ‘Swasthya Raksha Programme’

  1. It is under the aegis of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  2. It propagates the Ayurvedic concept of pathya-apathya
  3. It provide health insurance coverage to the unrecognised sector workers belonging to the BPL category and their family members

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 and 2
  2. Only 2
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 2 and 3

Q.18) Consider the following statements about ‘Central Sector Scheme for Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers, 2016’

  1. It provides for creation of a Bonded Labour Rehabilitation Fund which is released by the Ministry of Labour & Employment to the District National Child Labour Project Society and the District Project Society
  2. Child bonded labourers and migrant bonded labourers are covered under the Scheme

Select the correct statements

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.19) Consider the following statements about ‘Nai Roshni Scheme’

  1. It is launched by Ministry of Rural Development
  2. It is a special scheme under Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana for training and placement of rural poor youth from LWE affected districts

Select the correct statements

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.20) Kalamkari painting refers to

  1. a hand-painted cotton textile in South India
  2. a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India
  3. a block-painted woollen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India
  4. a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India

Q.21) Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is released by

  1. Institute for Economics & Peace
  2. Centre for Land Warfare Studies
  3. RAND Corporation
  4. Brookings Institution

Q.22) Which of the following countries signed a treaty to exchange pieces of land along the Meuse river border?

  1. Slovenia and Croatia
  2. Hungary and Slovakia
  3. Belgium and Netherlands
  4. Kosovo and Macedonia

Q.23) In the context of Indian economy, Open Market Operations’ refers to

  1. Borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI
  2. Lending by commercial banks to industry and trade
  3. Purchase and sale of government securities by the RBI
  4. None of the above

Q.24) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Sovereign Gold Bonds’ (SGBs):

  1. SGBs are government securities denominated in grams of gold
  2. They are issued by the Reserve Bank of India on behalf of Government of India
  3. The risks and cost of storage of physical gold is eliminated through SGBs
  4. SGBs are absolutely free from any risk of loss

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. 2, 3 and 4
  2. 3 and 4
  3. 4 only
  4. All of the above

Q.25) Which of the following was merged with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

  1. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA)
  2. Forward Markets Commission (FMC)
  3. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)
  4. None of the above

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