IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 9]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-9.

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 can you 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 to all questions. Do not cheat 😛


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  • You can copy paste the same format/modify as per your need in Google Spreadsheet and update it on daily basis.
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Are you ready? Let’s start!


Q.1) What type of drainage pattern the Ganga river system forms?

  1. Trellis pattern
  2. Dendric pattern
  3. Rectangular pattern
  4. Radial pattern

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Brahmaputra River:

  1. It flows eastwards parallel to the Himalayas.
  2. On reaching the Nanga Parbat, it takes a ‘U’ turn and enters India in Arunachal Pradesh through a gorge.
  3. The Brahmaputra has a braided channel in its entire length in Assam and forms many riverine islands.
  4. Teesta river is its right bank tributary.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Mahadayi/Mandovi river:

  1. The famous Dudhsagar falls is located on this river.
  2. Kalasa and Banduri are its tributaries.
  3. It is the west flowing river.
  4. Mahadayi river water dispute is between Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) Consider the following rivers and cities located on their banks.

Cities River
     1. Cuttack Mahanadi
     2. Agra Yamuna
     3. Jabalpur Narmada
     4. Lucknow Gomti

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.5) West flowing rivers of peninsular India do not form deltas but form only estuaries.
Which of the following reasons can be attributed to this phenomenon?

  1. Seasonal dependent on monsoon rainfall.
  2. Smaller, fixed course with well-adjusted valleys.
  3. Old rivers with graded profile and have almost reached their base levels.
  4. Passage through hard rocks.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

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

Q.6) Mangrove forests are present in which of the following river deltas?

  1. Cauvery
  2. Krishna-Godavari
  3. Mahanadi
  4. Ganga-Brahmaputra

Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements regarding River Regime

  1. It represents the pattern of flow of water in a river channel over a year.
  2. The river regime of Peninsular rivers witnesses greater fluctuations than Himalayan rivers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Which of the following rivers in India cuts the Tropic of Cancer twice?

  1. Sabarmati
  2. Mahi
  3. Narmada
  4. Tapi

Q.9) Arrange the following rivers according to their drainage basin in India from highest to lowest:

  1. Indus
  2. Godavari
  3. Krishna
  4. Brahmaputra

Select the code from following:

  1. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
  2. 4 – 2 – 3 – 1
  3. 2 – 4 – 3 – 1
  4. 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

Q.10) Which of the following statements correctly defines an Endorheic drainage basins?

  1. These are underground drainage basins responsible for making Karst topography
  2. These are the drainage basins which finally drain in the open sea.
  3. These are inland drainage basins which do not drain to an ocean.
  4. This is the name given to large drainage basins with area over 20,000 sq km.  

Q.11) Which of the following ‘Panch Prayag’s’ are correctly matched?

  1. Vishnuprayag – Dhauliganga and Alaknanda
  2. Nandaprayag – Nandakini and Alaknanda
  3. Karna Prayag – Pindar and Alaknanda
  4. Rudraprayag – Mandakini and Alaknanda

Select the code from following:

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

Q.12) Which of the following is not a tributary of River Godavari?

  1. Wainganga
  2. Penganga
  3. Panchaganga
  4. Wardha

Q.13) Under Indus Water treaty which of the following rivers are governed by India?

  1. Beas, Ravi and Sutlej
  2. Indus, Chenab and Jhelum
  3. Indus, Chenab and Sutlej
  4. Beas Ravi and Chenab

Q.14) National Waterway 6 is being developed on which of the following Rivers?

  1. Banas
  2. Brahmani
  3. Brahmaputra
  4. Barak

Q.15) Which among the following type of rivers/streams can be classified under Concordant Drainage?

  1. Consequent streams
  2. Subsequent streams
  3. Resequent streams
  4. Obsequent streams
  5. Superimposed streams

Choose the correct answer:

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

Q.16) Consider the following pairs and identify the correct pair/s from the code given below:

  1. Bari Doab : : R. Beas and R. Chenab
  2. Bist Doab : : R. Beas and R. Sutlej
  3. Gandhi Sagar Dam : : R. Chambal
  4. Maithon Dam : : R. Barak


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

Q.17) Consider the below statements with regard to Watershed:

  1. A watershed is simply the area of land that catches rain and snow and drains or seeps into a marsh, stream, river, lake or groundwater.
  2. The boundary line separating one drainage basin from the other is known as the water shed.
  3. Watersheds are larger in area while the basins cover small areas.

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.18) Which of the following peninsular rivers flow in the north-easterly direction?

  1. Son
  2. Betwa
  3. Ken
  4. Narmada
  5. Tapi

Choose the correct answer:

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

Q.19) Shimsha, Hemavati, Arkavati, Bhavani are tributaries of –

  1. R. Narmada
  2. R. Krishna
  3. R. Kaveri
  4. R. Godavari

Q.20) Which of the below given are conditions that favour the formation of deltas?

  1. Shallow sea, adjoining the delta
  2. Strong current at the river mouth which leads to formation of tides
  3. Active vertical and lateral erosion in the lower course of the river to supply large amount of sediments

Choose the correct answer from the code below:

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

Q.21) The prerequisite condition for the formation of artesian well are –

  1. Layer of permeable rock lying between two impermeable rock layers so that water does not get escape.
  2. The permeable rock should be exposed at the ground surface, so that rock can soak rainwater.
  3. Structure of rock strata must be synclinal.

Select the correct code:

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about COMMIT programme

  1. It is aimed at improving public service delivery
  2. It is developed by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) in collaboration with the World Bank
  3. It is targeted at frontline government functionaries  

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) ‘Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA)’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of negotiations held between India and

  1. New Zealand
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Venezuela
  4. Jordan

Q.24) Which of the following statements about ‘Veblen Goods’ is correct?

  1. These are goods where demand rises as price rises
  2. It describes cyclical supply and demand in a market where the amount produced must be chosen before prices are observed
  3. These are goods which tend to be very scarce and are desired for their ability to show success over other people
  4. None of the above statements are correct

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Anti-Profiteering authority under GST

    1. It ensures that the benefits that accrue to entities due to reduction in the rate of tax is passed on to consumers
    2. The concept was developed by World Customs Organisation

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) Consider the following statements about Codex Alimentarius Commission

  1. It is a joint intergovernmental body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and WHO
  2. The Codex Alimentarius covers processed, semi-processed and raw foods

Select the correct statements

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

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