IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Geography and Current Affairs [Day 39]

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So, here we are with the 39th 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



Q.1) Consider the following statements:

  1. The rise and fall of the tides on Earth is caused by the Moon.
  2. A person would weigh much less on the Moon as it has much weaker gravity than Earth, due to its smaller mass.
  3. The Moon has quakes, which are caused by the gravitational pull of the Earth.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.2) With reference planets in our solar system, consider the below statements:

  1. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are only the planets which are part of Inner planets.
  2. Saturn orbits around the sun in a clockwise direction from east to west.
  3. Mars is often considered as ‘Earth’s twin’.

Choose the appropriate answer from the codes given below:

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

Q.3) Which of the statements given below are correct?

  1. Asthenosphere is associated with the upper layer of the earth’s mantle (below the lithosphere) whereas Barysphere is associated with inner layer of the earth’s core (below outer core)
  2. The main mineral constituents of the continental mass are silica and alumina.
  3. The oceanic crust mainly consists of silica and iron.

Choose appropriate answer from the codes given below:

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

Q.4) Plate tectonic theory is the most accepted theory, which explains the location and movement of continents as well as formation of different landmasses. Consider the following statements regarding plates and plate tectonics:

  1. Lithosphere consists only of upper crust which is floating over mantle.
  2. Lithosphere is fragmented into different pieces. These pieces are called plates.
  3. Pacific plate is the only major plate which is completely oceanic.
  4. Theory of Plate tectonics propounded that there was a supercontinent called Pangaea and a super ocean called Panthalasa.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

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

Q.5) Consider the following surface winds:

  1. Doldrums
  2. Trade winds
  3. Westerlies
  4. Polar winds

Which one among the following is the idealized global pattern of these winds from the Equator to the pole?

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

Q.6) Consider the following statements:

  1. Places having same mean annual rainfall are joined by a line on map is called Isonephs.
  2. Places having an equal degree of cloudiness are joined by lines known as Isohyet.
  3. Places with equal sunshine duration joined by lines are known as Isohels.

Choose correct codes from the options given below:

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

Q.7) Identify the incorrect statement:

  1. The general movement of the currents in the northern hemisphere is clockwise and anticlockwise in the southern hemisphere.
  2. The shape and position of coasts play an important role in guiding the direction of currents.
  3. In the lower latitudes the warm currents flow on the western shores and cold on the eastern shore, while situation is reversed in higher latitudes.
  4. Convergence along which the warm and cold currents meet and divergence from which they move out in different directions also control the currents. 

Q.8) Consider the following statements:

  1. Coriolis force is weakest along the equator but increases progressively towards the poles.
  2. Trade winds are deflected in anti-clockwise direction in northern hemisphere and Clock-wise direction in the southern hemisphere.

Choose codes from below options:

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

Q.9) We know that all rocks whether igneous or sedimentary may become metamorphic or changed rocks under great heat and pressure. Consider the below lists and match List I with List II based upon the alteration they undergo:

List I                List II

  1. Clay                   A. Slate
  2. Sandstone        B. Quartzite
  3. Limestone        C. Gneiss
  4. Granite             D. Schist
  5. Shale                 E. Marble


  1. A-E-C-D-B
  2. A-B-E-C-D
  3. B-A-E-C-D
  4. B-A-E-D-C 

Q.10) Consider the following statements:

  1. When the sun, the earth and the moon are in a position of right angle, this position is called quadrature.
  2. The position of the sun, the moon and the earth in a straight line is called syzygy.
  3. When the position of the earth is in between the sun and moon, this is called conjunction.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.11) Consider the following countries:

  1. Australia
  2. Namibia
  3. Brazil
  4. Chile

Through which of the above does the Tropic of Capricorn pass?

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

Q.12) Consider the following statements:

  1. Instruments used to measure direction of the wind is anemometer
  2. Instruments used to measure relative humidity is hygrometer
  3. Instruments used to measure wind speed is wind vane

Choose correct codes from the options given below:

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

Q.13) Which is the difference between asteroids and comets?

  1. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material.
  2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury.
  3. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.14) Which is the correct sequence from the smallest to the largest grain of the following types of clastic rocks?

  1. Shale, sandstone, conglomerate, siltstone
  2. Shale, siltstone, sandstone, conglomerate
  3. Conglomerate, sandstone, shale, siltstone
  4. Sandstone, siltstone, conglomerate, shale

Q.15) Lapland is a cultural region largely within the Arctic Circle in the north of the Scandavian Peninsula. Who inhabited the Lapland?

  1. Himba people
  2. Padaung people
  3. Hamar people
  4. Sami people

Q.16) Consider the following pairs

Disputed territory                          Territorial Entities

  1. Kuril Islands                                          Japan and China
  2. Guantanamo Bay                                  USA and Mexico
  3. Chagos Archipelago                             Mauritius and the United Kingdom

Which of the following is/are incorrectly matched?

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

Q.17) The Houthi rebels are from

  1. China
  2. Yemen
  3. Syria
  4. Ukraine

Q.18) Consider the following statements about Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  1. India is a founding member of the OECD
  2. International Energy Agency (IEA) was established by OECD
  3. India is one of the member jurisdictions of Financial Action Task Force (on Money Laundering) (FATF), which is established by OECD

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Recently Health Ministry launched single vaccine for dual protection against which of the following diseases as part of Universal Immunization Programme (UIP)

  1. Measles
  2. Whooping Cough
  3. Tuberculosis
  4. Both (a) and (c)

Q.20) Consider the following statements

  1. Chasma Boreale is a large canyon in Mars’s north polar ice cap
  2. NASA’s THEMIS Mission purpose is to study the possibility of life on Mars

Select the correct statements

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

Q.21) The LINPACK Benchmarks is concerned with

  1. Trade Facilitation Agreement in Services
  2. Missile’s payload delivery
  3. Light Detection and Ranging
  4. Supercomputers

Q.22) ‘Sathiya Resource kit’ has been launched by the Union Government recently. The aim of this kit is to:

  1. Provide information on pregnancy related issues
  2. Provide information on adolescent related issues
  3. Provide information on self-defence for girls.
  4. Provide information about nearest police stations

Q.23) Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

            Archipelago                     Country

  1. Svalbard           ::               Sweden
  2. Faroe Islands  ::               Norway
  3. Azores               ::               Portugal
  4. Canary Islands ::             Spain

Select the correct code:

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

Q.24) McGurk effect is concerned with

  1. Youngs modulus and Hooke’s Law
  2. Anomalous behaviour of pendulums or gravimeters
  3. Filling of an inner-shell vacancy of an atom is accompanied by the emission of an electron from the same atom
  4. None of the above

Q.25) Arun – III hydroelectric project is being developed as

  1. Storage hydroelectric
  2. Pumped-storage hydroelectric
  3. Offshore hydroelectric
  4. Run-of-river hydroelectric

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