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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan – IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 – GEOGRAPHY, CURRENT AFFAIRS & CSAT [Day 55]

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Note- Download the OMR Sheet and attempt the questions exactly like UPSC Prelims. After you are done, please post your OMR in the comment section. Once the solution key is released (around 5 PM), cross-check the answers and, comment the marks (you scored) in the same comment thread. This will keep you accountable, responsible and sincere in days to come. 

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GEOGRAPHY [DAY 55] 


Q.1) What does the term “Draas” refer to in geomorphology?

  1. Karst landform
  2. Erosional landform carved by glaciers.
  3. Wave landform
  4. Aeolian landform

Q.2) Which meridian forms the boundary line between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean?

  1. The meridian of Cape of Tasmania
  2. The meridian of Cape Town
  3. The meridian of Wellington
  4. The meridian of Perth

Q.3) With reference to “vertical temperature distribution of ocean”, consider the following statements:

  1. Surface zone of temperate ocean water is narrower than that of equatorial waters.
  2. Thermocline is steeper for equatorial waters than mid-latitude waters.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Consider the following features of the Red and Yellow soil:

  1. It develops a reddish color when it is in a hydrated form.
  2. They are derived from both igneous and metamorphic rocks.
  3. These soils are poor growing soils, low in nutrients and humus and difficult to cultivate because of its lower water holding capacity.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.5) The “Forchhammer’s Principle” is related with?

  1. Coral bleaching
  2. Diurnal tides
  3. Salinity of seawater
  4. Ocean waves

Q.6) Consider the following statements:

  1. Parallels of latitudes are equal in length.
  2. In January, the isotherms deviate to the north over the ocean and to the south over the continent.

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.7) With reference to corals, consider the following statements:

  1. Coral reefs cannot be formed on submergent coast.
  2. Snowflake coral is an invasive species reported from Gulf of Mannar and Gulf of Kutch.
  3. Raja Ampat archipelago of Indonesia is considered as world’s coral diversity bull’s eye.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Which of the following are periglacial landforms:

  1. Pingo
  2. Involution
  3. Hummock
  4. Thermokarst
  5. Palsa

Choose the correct option:

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

Q.9) With reference to “tsunami”, consider the following statements:

  1. Tsunamis are giant tidal waves.
  2. Earthquakes of magnitude below 6.5 are very unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
  3. The speed of tsunami waves depends on ocean depth rather than the distance from the source of the wave.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

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

Q.10) Consider the following statements:

  1. Lithification is a process of porosity destruction.
  2. Chert and Dolomite are clastic sedimentary rocks.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.11) Consider the following statements about diastrophic forces:

  1. Process of orogeny may cause the crust to severely deform into folds, while during epeirogeny, there may be simple deformation.
  2. Both orogenic processes and epeirogenic processes can cause metamorphism of rocks.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.12) Consider the following statements about chemical processes:

  1. Solution process involves removal of solids in solution in water or weak acids.
  2. Sodium chloride is a rock forming mineral, but is not susceptible to this process of solution.
  3. Through the process of hydration, minerals get disintegrated to form water molecules.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.13) Consider the following statements about sunspots:

  1. Sunspots are areas of weak magnetic activity.
  2. Sunspots can cause a sudden explosion of energy called a solar flare.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.14) Which one of the following is not a minor relief feature in the oceans?

  1. Seamount
  2. Oceanic Deep
  3. Atoll
  4. Mid oceanic ridge

Q.15)  Consider the following statements about soils:

  1. Urvaran soils are sterile soils, while usara soils are fertile.
  2. Ideal ratio of N, P and K in soil should be 4:3:1.
  3. Residual soils are generally found in areas where transportation of weathered material has not taken place.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements:

  1. Polar vortex in northern hemisphere rotates in anti-clockwise direction.
  2. Polar Easterlies in northern hemisphere rotate in clockwise direction.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.17) Consider the following statement about dense fog conditions in northern plains during late February in India:

  1. This fog has occurred due to anticyclone build up.
  2. Lack of western disturbances has amplified the occurrence of fog.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements about ozone holes:

  1. It refers to a region in the stratosphere where the ozone layer becomes non-existent in certain months.
  2. Arctic ozone hole is larger than the Antarctic ozone hole.
  3. Ozone hole deteriorates in summer season to more profound effect of global warming.

Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.19) Consider the following statements:

  1. Denmark Strait is the widest strait in the world.
  2. Strait of Malacca lies in between Singapore and Borneo.
  3. English Channel lies between England and Belgium.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.20) Consider the following statements:

  1. Geosynclines are narrow oceanic tracts that can be associated with orogeny.
  2. Ancient Tethys Sea can be understood as a geosyncline.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.21) Consider the following statement about ‘Olive Ridley Turtles’:

  1. They inhibit both warm and cold water of Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic Ocean.
  2. Robert Island on the coast of Odisha is also one of their nesting sites.
  3. They are categorised under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Positron’:

  1. They are known as anti-particle of electron.
  2. Except electronic charge, all features of positron and electron are same..

Which of the above given statement is/are correct?

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

Q.23) As per Supreme Court judgements which of the following conditions needed for an act to be seditious?

  1. Disrespect of Government of India
  2. Disruption of public order
  3. Attempt to violently overthrow a lawful government
  4. Threatening the security of State or of public

Choose the correct option:

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

Q.24) Consider the following statement ‘Cantonment Board’:

  1. It is established for the administration of all military personal in the cantonment area.
  2. These are set up by the act of state government, where cantonment area is established.
  3. It is administered by Ministry of Home Affairs as that is responsible for internal security.

Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

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

Q.25) Operation Samudra Setu II is related to :

  1. Joint military exercise between Indian Navy and US Navy
  2. Mission to repatriate Indian Citizen from Overseas
  3. Shipment of Oxygen Cylinders to India
  4. International aid by India to Covid-19 affected Nations

Q.26) Match the following Alternative Investment Fund Category with Examples:

1.     AIF Category I A.     Hedge Fund
2.     AIF Category II B.     Venture Capital Fund
3.     AIF Category III C.     Private Capital Fund

Which of the given statement are correct?

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

Q.27) Consider the following statement about ‘Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)’:

  1. The NGFS is an inter-governmental body comprising of both governmental and private members.
  2. It was launched at Paris one Planet One Summit, 2017.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.28) Consider the following agency related to ’5Gi technology’:

  1. 5Gi technology is Indian version of 5G technology, which has smaller reach than 5G Technology.
  2. It has been developed by Centre for Development of Telematics (C- DOT).

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.29) ‘Global energy transition index’ is released by:

  1. International Energy Agency (IEA)
  2. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC)
  3. World economic forum (WEF)
  4. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Q.30) Consider the following statement about ‘India-United Kingdom Relation’:

  1. India is largest investor in United Kingdom and UK is 2nd largest investor in India.
  2. Indian Companies has created more than 1,10,000 jobs in United Kingdom

Choose the correct option:

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

Directions for the following 3 (three) questions:

Study the problem statements given below and answer the questions that follow.

Five boys Ashwin, Dipesh, Eshan, Chetan and Bipin and five girls Parul, Komal, Radha, Savita and Vimala sit in two rows facing towards each other. All the boys are in one row and all the girls in the other row

Eshan who is to the immediate right of Bipin and opposite to Parul is not at any end.

Radha, who is immediate to the right of Komal and opposite to Chetan, is at one of the ends

Ashwin is opposite to Komal who is the third to the right of Savita.

Dipesh and Vimala are not opposite each other

Q.31) Who is in the middle of the row of boys?

  1. Ashwin
  2. Bipin
  3. Dipesh
  4. None of the above

Q.32) Who is opposite of Dipesh?

  1. Komal
  2. Savita
  3. Parul
  4. Radha

Q.33) Who is immediately to the right of Parul?

  1. Radha
  2. Savita
  3. Vimala
  4. Komal

Q.34) A rectangular field is to be fenced on three sides leaving a side of 20 feet uncovered. If the area of the field is 680 sq. feet, how many feet of fencing will be required?

  1. 34 m
  2. 40 m
  3. 60 m
  4. 88 m

Q.35) A clock loses 5 minutes every hour and was set right at 11AM on a Monday. When will it show the correct time again?

  1. 11 AM on Sunday
  2. 11 AM on Tuesday
  3. 11 AM on Wednesday
  4. 11 AM on Saturday

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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