IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 46]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-46.

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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  • Follow-up talks about daily target achieved from sources and the number of revisions to do/done and dates. Sources column is to ensure that aspirants do not run behind various sources and follow the same throughout.


Are you ready? Let’s start!


Q.1) Consider the following statements.

  1. A mid-oceanic ridge is composed of two chains of mountains separated by a large depression.
  2. Mid-oceanic ridges are formed at convergent boundary of two plates.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) ‘Insular shelf’ means

  1. A continental shelf allocated to landlocked countries.
  2. The shelf surrounding an island.
  3. The shelf formed out of deposition.
  4. The shelf formed by fall in sea level.

Q.3) With regard to Ocean currents, consider the following statements.

  1. The general pattern of circulation in the southern hemisphere of the Indian Ocean is anti-clockwise as that of the other oceans.
  2. The cold waters of the Peru Current are partially responsible for making the coast of the northern Chile and western Peru with very scanty rainfall.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) A distinct dry season is absent, great uniformity of temperature throughout the year with no winters. Cloudiness and heavy precipitation takes place.

The above lines define which of the following type of climate.

  1. Savanna climate
  2. Monsoon climate
  3. Equatorial climate
  4. Desert climate

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements about British type of climate.

  1. The natural vegetation of this climatic type is deciduous forests that shed their leaves in the cold season, to protect themselves against winter snow & frost.
  2. In northern America British type of climate is confined mainly to coastlands of British Columbia.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Lumbering & its associated timber, paper & pulp industries are the most important economic undertaking. Agriculture is less important in view of severity of winters & its long duration. Fishing is the most outstanding economic activity. This climatic region found in northern hemisphere only. The above lines describe which of the following type of climatic regions?

  1. Siberian type of climate
  2. China type climate
  3. Polar climate
  4. Laurentian Climate

Q.7) Consider the following statements about Mediterranean Climate:

  1. This is a dry-winter, wet-summer climate.
  2. This climate owes its origin to the seasonal shifting of wind and pressure belts due to northward and southward migration of the sun.
  3. Fires occur frequently in Mediterranean climate zones.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) which of the following statements is/ are correct regarding tsunami waves?

  1. The speed of waves is higher in open sea as compared to the continental shelf.
  2. The height of waves is higher in open seas as compared to the continental shelf.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Which of the following are responsible for drop in temperature at Peru cost?

  1. Upwelling of water
  2. Cold ocean current
  3. El Nino

Select the code from below:

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

Q.10) A narrow stretch of water which connects two seas is called

  1. Bay
  2. Strait
  3. Peninsula
  4. Isthmus

Q.11) Main cause of formation of Pacific Ring of Fire is

  1. Meteor shower
  2. Divergence of Pacific plate
  3. Thermal power plants
  4. Subduction of Pacific plate

Q.12) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Atoll?

  1. It is a ring shaped coral island.
  2. It is the name given to cluster of mangrove trees.
  3. It is the name given to a sandbar which connects mainland to an island.
  4. It is the name given to an island formed by mid oceanic ridge.

Q.13) According to UNCLOS, the territorial waters of a country are extended to what distance?

  1. 12 km
  2. 24 km
  3. 200 km
  4. None of the above

Q.14) Which of the following countries have a coastline in Pacific as well as Atlantic Ocean?

  1. USA
  2. Mexico
  3. Brazil
  4. Columbia

Select the code from below:

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

Q.15) A flat, largely featureless part of the ocean floor between the mid-ocean ridge and the continental rise is called –

  1. Abyssal Plain
  2. Seamount
  3. Oceanic (Volcanic) Island
  4. Gyre

Q.16) Consider the below statements with regard to Neap Tide:

  1. It occurs when the Earth, Sun and Moon are aligned.
  2. Results in greatest variation between high and low tides.
  3. Neap tides occur during the first and third quarter moon, when the moon appears “half full.”

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.17) With reference to North Equatorial Current, consider the below statements and identify the incorrect statement:

  1. It is a significant Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean current that flows from east to west.
  2. They flow in between 10o north and 20o north latitudes.
  3. The current passes or cuts through the equator, hence the name North Equatorial Current.
  4. In both oceans, it is separated from the equatorial circulation by the equatorial counter current, which flows eastward.

Q.18) Which of the following are the breeding grounds for temperate cyclone?

  1. South-east Caribbean region
  2. Mexican Gulf
  3. Mediterranean basin extending up to Russia
  4. North-west Australia


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

Q.19) Consider the below statements:

  1. An isthmus is a narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water that otherwise separates them.
  2. The Kra Isthmus is the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula, in southern Thailand and Malaysia.

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.20) 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.21) Nordic countries are generally considered to refer to which among the below countries?

  1. Denmark
  2. Sweden
  3. Norway
  4. Latvia
  5. Lithuania

Select the appropriate option using the code below

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements

  1. National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.
  2. The State Legal Services Authority is headed by Hon’ble the Chief Justice of the respective High Court who is the Patron-in-Chief of the State Legal Services Authority.

Select the correct code:

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

Q.23) Consider the following statements about ‘Biofuture Platform’

  1. It aims to accelerate development and scale-up the deployment of modern sustainable low-carbon alternatives to fossil based solutions in transport fuels, industrial processes, chemicals, plastics and other sectors
  2. It was launched at the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), Bonn

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) ‘Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (GEIDCO)’

  1. It is an international organization among willing firms, associations, institutions and individuals who are dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of energy worldwide.
  2. It is the brainchild of European Union

Select the correct code:

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

Q.25) ‘Global Climate Risk Index’ is published by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. UNEP
  3. Climate Vulnerable Forum
  4. GermanWatch

Q.26) ‘VIVID 2018’ was a national meet on

  1. Medical Tourism
  2. Intellectual Property Rights
  3. Cyber Security
  4. Harnessing Solar Energy

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