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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan – IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 – GEOGRAPHY, CURRENT AFFAIRS & CSAT [Day 20]

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GEOGRAPHY [DAY 20] 


Q.1) Consider the following statements about “Peninsular Rivers”:

  1. The Peninsular Rivers have shorter and deeper courses as compared to their Himalayan counterparts.
  2. They are characterized by absence of meanders.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.2) With reference to Monsoon, consider the following statements:

  1. Spatial distribution of rainfall is largely governed by relief or topography.
  2. Amount of rainfall in different parts is related to the continentality effect.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements:

  1. Pranhita is the largest tributary of Godavari.
  2. Unlike Deccan Rivers it flows in south direction.
  3. Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project of Andhra Pradesh starts at the confluence point of Pranhita River and Godavari River.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. Kerala has bimodal pattern of rainfall.
  2. Diurnal range of temperature is low during Retreating monsoon season.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.5) Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. Inconsequent River: Godavari
  2. Subsequent River: Son
  3. Consequent River: Kali

Select the correct pair/s using the codes given below:

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

Q.6) Which among the following climate types is/are not found in India?

  1. Cold steppe
  2. Polar frost
  3. Cold desert
  4. Tropical savannah

Select the correct options from below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 4 only
  4. All the above climate types are found in India.

Q.7) Consider the following statements about India’s climate:

  1. Climate in South India is generally hotter and extremely humid than that of North India.
  2. Generally, the southern half of the nation doesn’t experience temperatures below 10 °C in winter.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Arrange the following events of India’s climatic history in a chronological order:

  1. Mild climate favourable for hosting high-biomass ecosystems, underscored by India’s vast coal reserves.
  2. Creation of the Thar Desert.
  3. Latest major ice age experienced by the Indian landmass.

Select the correct option from below:

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

Q.9) Which of the following statements about cloudbursts is incorrect?

  1. A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time, sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder.
  2. Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres per hour over an area of approximately 20-30km2.
  3. They are caused due to both orographic upliftment and/or rapid convective upliftment.
  4. Cloudbursts are common in the Gangetic plains during monsoon season.

Q.10) Consider the following statements about the summer season India:

  1. The summer season in India begins from the month of March and continues till the month of May
  2. During this season, thunder storms known as ‘kalbaisakhi’ hit the states of West Bengal and Assam.
  3. An elongated high-pressure area develops from Thar Desert to the Chotanagpur plateau towards the end of May.
  4. There is common occurrence of dust storm during mid to late summer season.

Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.11) With reference to Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), consider the following statements:

  1. Positive IOD can bring good rains to India despite El Nino year.
  2. During positive IOD eastern equatorial Indian Ocean off Sumatra becomes colder than normal.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.12) Which of the following best describes the term ‘isohyet’?

  1. A line on a map connecting points that have the same average percentage of cloudiness.
  2. A line on a diagram or map connecting points relating to the same time or equal times.
  3. A line on a map connecting points having the same amount of rainfall in a given period.
  4. A line on a map or chart connecting points of equal wind speed.

Q.13) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

Rivers Confluence Location
1.     Dhauliganga and Alaknanda Vishnuprayag
2.     Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Devprayag
3.     Alaknanda and Mandakini Kedarnath
4.     Alaknanda and Ganga Rudraprayag

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

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

Q.14) With reference to “rivers of Goa”, consider the following statements:

  1. Mandovi is the longestriver of Goa.
  2. Zuari is also known as the lifeline of Goa.
  3. Terekhol forms boundary between Maharashtra and Goa.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements:

  1. Catchment area is the smallest unit of a drainage basin.
  2. Catchment area of Krishna is larger than that of Brahmaputra in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.16) Which of the following factors affect the Indian climate?

  1. Sea-surface temperatures across the central and east-central Equatorial Pacific.
  2. North-easterly jet stream.
  3. Presence of Himalayas in the north.

Select the correct option from below:

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. None of the above

Q.17) With respect to western disturbances, consider the following statements:

  1. It brings sudden winter rain to the north-western parts of the Indian subcontinent.
  2. It is a non-monsoonal precipitation pattern driven by the easterlies.
  3. Western disturbances are usually associated with cloudy sky and higher night temperatures
  4. When they move across northwest India before the onset of monsoon, a temporary advancement of monsoon current appears over the region.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements about climate of “seven sister” states of India:

  1. Nowhere in this region, there is heavy snow except in the higher parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. June is the rainiest month in these states.

Select the correct statement(s):

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2 are correct.
  4. Neither 1 nor 2 is correct.

Q.19) Consider the following statements about the Teesta river:

  1. The Teesta originates from Pahunri mountain.
  2. River Mahananda is a tributary to the Teesta river.

Select the incorrect statements:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2 are correct
  4. Neither 1 nor 2 is correct.

Q.20) Which of the following coasts of India is most vulnerable to tropical cyclones:

  1. Coromandel coast
  2. Malabar coast
  3. Northern Circars
  4. Utkal Coast

Q.21) Consider the following statements with respect to telemedicine service platforms of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

  1. eSanjeevani is a doctor to doctor telemedicine system, being implemented under the Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre (AB-HWCs) programme.
  2. eSanjeevaniOPD was launched amid the Covid-19 pandemic to enable patient-to-doctor tele-consultations.
  3. These platforms are developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.22) The “Scheme for Financial Support to PPPs in Infrastructure” (Viability Gap Funding Scheme) was introduced by

  1. Department of Expenditure
  2. Department of Economic Affairs
  3. Department of Disinvestment
  4. Department of Financial Services

Q.23) The Pampore region known for growing one of the spices is in which of the following State/UT?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Kerala

Q.24) With reference to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) consider the following statements:

  1. It is a permanent intergovernmental political, economic and military organization.
  2. The Heads of Government Council (HGC) is the highest decision-making body in the SCO.
  3. All five central Asian countries are members of SCO.

Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

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

Q.25) Recently seen in news Luhri Hydro Power Project is located on which of the following rivers?

  1. Chenab
  2. Jhelum
  3. Sutlej
  4. Beas

Q.26) Consider the following statements about variants of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV):

  1. PSLV-DL has 4 strap-on boosters with 12 tonne propellant load on them.
  2. PSLV-G uses 6 Hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene(HTPB) based solid strap-on motors.
  3. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and Chandrayaan 1 were launched using XL variant of the PSLV.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.27) The term Asian Premium, sometimes seen in news is a

  1. Extra charge being collected by OPEC countries from Asian countries when selling oil
  2. Aggregate domestic agriculture subsidy provided by Asian countries
  3. Additional levy on Asian exports by the European Union
  4. None of the above

Q.28) With reference to Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana consider the following statements:

  1. It is aimed at incentivizing the creation of new employment opportunities during the Covid-19 economic recovery phase.
  2. All new employee joining employment in any establishments with monthly wages less than Rs. 15,000 are eligible for incentives under the scheme.

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.29) Which of the following vulture species of India are Critically Endangered (CR) as per IUCN Red list?

  1. Long-billed Vulture
  2. Red-headed Vulture
  3. Himalayan Vulture
  4. Oriental white-backed Vulture

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.30) With reference to Conference on Disarmament (CD) consider the following statements:

  1. It is a multilateral disarmament forum established by the international community to negotiate arms control and disarmament agreements.
  2. Under it the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT) is being negotiated.

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

Directions for the following 1 (one) questions:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow each passage. Your answer to these questions should be based on passage only.

Our voyage was very prosperous, but I shall not trouble the reader with a journal of it. The captain called in at one or two ports and sent in his long-boat for provisions and fresh water, but I never went out of the ship still we came into the Downs, which was on the 3rd day of June, 1706, about nine months after my escape. I offered to leave my goods in security for payment of my freight, but the captain protested he would not receive one farthing. We took kind leave of each other, and I made him promise that he would come to see me at my house in Red riff. I hired a house and a guide for five shillings which I borrowed from the captain.

Q.31) On the voyage, the author

  1. left the ship at intervals
  2. was not able to leave the ship because it did not stop
  3. never left the ship at all
  4. never left the ship till they came into the Downs

Q.32) A man spends 75% of his income and saves the remaining. His income increases by 20% and expenditure by 10%. The increase in savings is

  1. 35%
  2. 37(1/2)%
  3. 50%
  4. 60%

Q.33) The sum of the radius and height of a cylinder is 42 cm. Its total surface area is 3,696 cm2. What is the volume of a cylinder?

  1. 17,428 cubic cm
  2. 17,248 cubic cm
  3. 17,244 cubic cm
  4. 17,444 cubic cm

Q.34) A solid sphere is melted and recast into a right circular cone with a base radius equal to the radius of the sphere. What is the ratio of the height and radius of the cone so formed?

  1. 4:3
  2. 2:3
  3. 5:4
  4. 4:1

Q.35) In an examination, D scored 25 marks less than E. E scored 45 more marks than B. A scored 75 marks in an examination which are 10 more than B. C’s score is 50 less than the maximum marks of the examination. What approximate percentage of marks did C score in the examination, if he gets 34 marks more than D?

  1. 90.4
  2. 70.4
  3. 80.4
  4. 60.4

NOTE- Follow this for Comments

  1. Mention- Time Taken after solving the Test

  2. After the release of Solution, Edit your Comment to Mention-  Correct/Incorrect and Score

  3. 2 Marks for Correct/0.66 minus for Incorrect.


What IMPACT can the ‘60 Day’ have on the final results? We will explain by taking a small example. Imagine you are sitting in the examination hall, appearing in Prelims Paper I. You have attempted 70 questions already but still unsure about a few. Then you stumble upon a question that was asked in 60 Day (and believe us, it has happened to hundreds of students countless times). You choose the right answer and submit your paper hoping for the best! Eventually, you go on to clear Mains as well as Personality Test and secure a good rank as well. When the cut off gets announced by UPSC, you realize that you have scored just one mark more than the cut off! Yes, that one mark can change your life (and it has done so to many of our students in the past). Now, imagine the kind of impact 60 to 80 marks can have! Isn’t that so fascinating to imagine?  

One’s level of preparedness is always different for different subjects. Even within a subject, one’s comfort level may vary with topics. For example, one might be more comfortable in solving questions of Polity than Economics and within Polity also, one might be at ease with questions on fundamental rights than Parliament. The level of comfort and ease that one has with a subject/ topic gets manifested in the examination. However, there is no conscious effort by aspirants to micro analyze these aspects. Now, coming to the second aspect i.e. the mistakes that one commits in answering MCQs, it can be said that there are mainly four reasons behind incorrect responses in the OMR sheet. They are:

  1. Lack of information
  2. Lack of analytical ability
  3. Silly mistakes
  4. Excessive risk-taking

Let’s analyze them one by one:

  1. Lack of information: You simply don’t know the information. You are clueless and that’s why you don’t attempt the question. For example, you may have never come across a regime called the ‘Wassenaar Agreement’ during your preparation and you can’t do much about it. The lack of information is pardonable and rectifiable. You can read more and gather more information. That is within your reach.
  2. Lack of analytical ability: You know the concept but the question is a twisted one and you are not able to apply the concept. For example, in a question asking you to identify the climate type of a region based on certain given parameters like precipitation, temperature, and air density, you might find it difficult to mark the correct option even if you are aware of all the options given in the question! That is clearly a lack of application and you can overcome it by developing a habit of framing questions in your mind while you study any topic.
  3. Silly mistakes: This habit is unpardonable. You know the concept, you become happy, you misread the question, you mark the incorrect answer and you are out of the race! Such mistakes reveal your hurriedness while answering the question. A simple mistake of reading ‘chose the incorrect option’ as ‘chose the correct option’ can destroy your chances. It means that you need to have patience and focus while attempting the paper.
  4. Excessive risk-taking: You are confused between the options and just in order to increase your attempts, you make wild guesses and try your luck only to repent eventually. Risk-taking is an art and one must be very careful while doing the guesswork in confusing questions. If you are not lucky enough, it can spoil your chances.

You will realize that these problems will have different meanings for different people. For example, one might find a lack of information as the main culprit in answering wrong the questions on Culture while in Polity, lack of analytical ability is usually the culprit. The point here is that you must analyse your preparation on these yardsticks by applying them on different subjects/ topics. If one is having a headache, he/ she can’t have the same medicine for fever. Isn’t it.

This is where our revamped ’60 Day’ comes into the picture. It will give you an opportunity to micro analyze your preparation and perform better in the examination.

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Importance of self – tracking:

We could have provided all of you with login id and passwords to monitor your daily performance in the 60-day program.

Instead, a simple and most beautiful way which Disqus provides is profile based commenting!

Yes, we have seen the most successful candidates who have taken the maximum benefit from this program monitoring themselves by commenting on their answers in the box given (Disqus comment). And reviewing their performance themselves once in 10 days on the progress meter.

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RANK LIST: TOP 30 PERFORMERS

Congratulations to all

RANK NAME SCORE
1 Taranpreet kaur 58
2 keeFaRah 57.33
3 Shubam Singhla 56
4 S RAHEEM BASHA 52
4 Santosh Kumar 52
5 Deepika gupta 51.34
5 Ravi Kumar singh 51.34
6 Manideepa pal 50
7 Apeksha Agrawal 48
7 Naveen 48
7 SHUBHAM KUMAR 48
8 Swati Jindal 48.5
9 Mani 46.7
10 Rajesh Naidu 46.33
11 SHRUTHI 45.34
12 SaiKiran b 44
13 Sherlock 43.39
14 Tarunkumar M N 43.33
15 Montey 42.68
16 Jayashankar 42.04
17 Mansi 41.34
17 Sankar S 41.34
18 Abhimanyu 40.04
18 Vinay 40
19 Gauri 39.38
20 Sadhana 36.7
20 Pallavi P 36.67
21 Rakshitha 36
21 Dungeon 36
22 Anmol garg 34
22 lucifer 34
22 Harsh Vardhan 34
23 Ayaan Pathan 33
24 Shubham varma 32.72
25 Pooja Naik 31.38
26 Taranpreet kaur 29
27 TINKU MITTAL 28.67
28 Jeevitha Rani 28
29 Rani singh 27.36
30 priyanka meena 26

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