IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Geography and Current Affairs [Day 40]

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So, here we are with the 40th 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



World Geography (Physical) – Landforms


  • A general idea about Continental Drift Theory, Plate Tectonics Theory, Sea Floor Spreading
  • Geomorphic process
  • Exogenic and Endogenic process, geomorphic agents – its impact.
  • Volcanoes – why and how are they formed?
  • Weathering and its significance
  • Mass Movements – creep, avalanche, landslides
  • Erosion and Deposits.
  • Basic ideas on other landforms like deltas, valleys, meanders, alluvial fans, caves, glaciers, cliffs, terraces, dunes
  • Earth’s movements like folding, faulting, warping and its impact on Landforms
  • Earthquakes – their origin, why and how are they formed, Earthquake Waves like P waves, S Waves, L Waves
  • Geographical features – Atlas mountains, Highlands and the regions they are found in; Desert regions across the world



Q.1) Which among the below given pairs is/are correct?

  1. Dykes : : horizontal intrusion of magma
  2. Sills : : vertical intrusion of magma
  3. Phacolith : : lens shaped mass of igneous rocks

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Q.2) Consider the below statements in regard to different seismic waves:

  1. Earth quake are the zone of seismicity where surface waves are the most destructive.
  2. P and S waves both forms shadow zones and shadow zone of P waves is larger than that of S wave.
  3. Shadow zones forms due to varying refractive indexes of different layers of earth.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q.3) Which among the below given pairs is/are incorrect?

Boundary Interaction : : Physical Feature

  1. Subduction Zone  : :  Alps Mountains
  2. Collision Zone : :  Andes Mountains
  3. Transform Boundary Interaction : : North Anatolian Fault in Turkey
  4. Divergent Plates : :  East Pacific Rise

Choose appropriate answer from the codes given below:

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

Q.4) Vosges mountain, Great Rift Valley, Sierra Nevada, Rhine valley, are examples of –

  1. Volcanic mountains
  2. Block mountains
  3. Fold mountains
  4. None of the above 

Q.5) Match the following in correct sequence:

        Land forms          Features

  1. Rivers              A) Stalagmite
  2. Desert             B) Truncated spurs
  3. Glacier            C) Stump
  4. Karsts              D) Wadi

E) Spurs



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

Q.6) Consider the following statements:

  1. Most of the hot deserts are present on the western margin of the continents in the zones of trade winds.
  2. Namib desert is a classic example of the zone where trade winds blow offshore.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Q.7) Which of the following is not a chemical weathering process?

  1. Solution
  2. Oxidation
  3. Exfoliation
  4. Carbonation

Q.8) With reference to residual mountain which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Residual mountains are formed by general lowering of level of surfaces nearby due to faulting.
  2. Residual mountains can also be formed by the action of weathering.
  3. Vindhyas and Rajmahal hills are example of residual mountains.

Select the correct answer using the code below:

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

Q.9) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List I                            List II

Name                          Part of Ocean

  1. Gulf of Thailand          A. South China Sea
  2. Gulf of Ob                    B. Arctic Ocean
  3. Gulf of Aqaba              C. Red Sea
  4. Persian Gulf                D. Indian Ocean



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

Q.10) Which of the following is/are the characteristic features of the convergent plate boundary?

  1. Formation of zone of progressively deeper earthquakes.
  2. Formation of chain of volcanic islands.
  3. Shortening and thickening of the plates within the collision zone.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

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

Q.11) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List I                            List II

Desert                         Country

  1. Kyzyl Kum                    A. China
  2. Dasht-e-Lut                 B. Kazakhstan
  3. Kara Kum                    C. Iran
  4. Ordos                          D. Central Asian Countries



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

Q.12) Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Ash and cinder cones are built where eruptions are of the explosive type with a predominance of pyroclastic material.
  2. The ash and cinder cones seldom attain heights in excess of a few hundred metres.

Choose the appropriate answer:

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

Q.13) While entering the plains, Himalayan rivers generally make which of the following patterns?

  1. Braided channels
  2. Flat valleys
  3. Ox-bow lakes

Select the correct answer using the codes below:

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

Q.14) The rivers originating from the Amarkantak range present a good example of

  1. Dendritic Drainage pattern
  2. Radial Drainage pattern
  3. Trellis Drainage pattern
  4. Centripetal Drainage pattern 

Q.15) A large blister or igneous mound with a dome-shaped upper surface and a level base fed by a pipe-like conduit from below is called

  1. Laccolith
  2. Batholith
  3. Phacolith
  4. Lopolith 

Q.16) Consider the following statements about ‘National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities’ (NMMA)

  1. It has the mandate of identifying, documenting, conserving and making accessible the manuscript heritage of India
  2. It helps in developing synergy between institutions like Archaeological Survey of India, State Departments, concerned Institutions and NGOs to generate close interaction
  3. Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation has been declared as the nodal agency for the NMMA for administrative, logistic, planning and budgeting purposes

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.17) Bluesnarfing is

  1. A method whereby users download malicious code by simply clicking at some advertisement on any website that is infected
  2. Theft of information from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection
  3. Fraudulent practice of sending emails in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers
  4. It enters your computer network and encrypts your files using public-key encryption and this encryption key remains on the hacker’s server

Q.18) Which one of the following straits is nearest to the International Date Line?

  1. Malacca Strait
  2. Bering Strait
  3. Strait of Florida
  4. Strait of Gibraltar

Q.19) Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp is located in

  1. Jordan
  2. Kenya
  3. Egypt
  4. Morocco

Q.20) Qumran Caves was in news recently. It is located in

  1. West Asia
  2. North West Africa
  3. Tibet
  4. Iberian Peninsula

Q.21) Where does exchange of gases (O2 and CO2) take place in our lungs?

  1. Alveoli
  2. Bronchi
  3. Pleura
  4. Trachea

Q.22) Consider the following statements about Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) named Netra

  1. It is indigenously developed by DRDO
  2. It is based on Embraer aircraft

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.23) Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary is located in

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Kerala
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Q.24) Consider the following statements about Mycorrhiza

  1. It is a symbiotic association between bacterial micro-organism and roots of plants
  2. It is used as a biofertiliser
  3. The shelf life of mycorrhiza biofertiliser is higher than rhizobium

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK)

  1. The scheme is for boys and girls between the ages of 10-19 years
  2. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has developed a National Adolescent Health Strategy in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to guide the implementation of this programme

Select the correct statements

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

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