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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan – IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 – GEOGRAPHY, CURRENT AFFAIRS & CSAT [Day 56]

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GEOGRAPHY [DAY 56] 


Q.1) With reference to “breaks in monsoon”, consider the following statements:

  1. There is sharp decline in rainfall in all parts of the country.
  2. In northern India rains are likely to fail if the rain-bearing storms are not very frequent along the monsoon trough or the ITCZ over this region.
  3. Over the west coast the dry spells are associated with days when winds blow parallel to the coast.

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.2) Consider the following statements:

  1. Over the years the share of Kharif crop has reduced in total crop production which is beneficial.
  2. Jammu and Kashmir is the largest wool producer in India.
  3. Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana of Ministry of Women and Child Development seeks to improve the present status of women in Agriculture, and to enhance the opportunities available to empower her.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

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

Q.3) Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

Crater Lakes

 

Characteristic
1.     Lonar World’s youngest and largest basaltic impact crater
2.     Ramgarh Largest impact crater lake in India
3.     Dhala Madhya Pradesh

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

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

Q.4) Malayagiri peak is situated in which among the following states?

  1. Karntaka
  2. Odisha
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Q.5) Consider the following statements:

  1. Concordant drainage pattern, the path of the river is highly dependent on the slope of the river and topography.
  2. Discordant drainage pattern, the river follows its initial path irrespective of the changes in topography.
  3. The Narmada, Son and Mahanadi originating from Amarkantak Hills show annular pattern of drainage.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

             Tribes

 

State
1.     Koraga

 

Karnataka
2.     Kurichchan

 

Tamil Nadu
3.     Rengma Sikkim

 Select the correct option using the codes given below:

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements:

  1. India is the largest producer, consumer and importer of pulses.
  2. Currently there are 5 pulses under MSP (Minimum Support Price).
  3. India is the largest importer of palm oil.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Gersoppa Falls is formed by which one of the following rivers?

  1. Lohit
  2. Tungabhadra
  3. Sharavati
  4. Krishna

Q.9) Arrange the following from North to South

  1. Gulf of Mannar
  2. Palk Strait
  3. Palk Bay
  4. Adam’s Bridge

Select the correct code:

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

Q.10) Consider the following statements:

  1. As per the 10th Agriculture Census (2015-16), the average size of operational holdings has decreased over the years.
  2. The fragmentation of land holdings has resulted in adverse impact on agricultural yield.

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.11) Arrange the following passes in east-to west direction:

  1. Tunga Pass
  2. Yongvapp pass
  3. Bum La
  4. Chaukan Pass

Select the correct code from the given options:

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

Q.12) Consider the following statements:

  1. Dhuandhar fall lies on the Narmada River.
  2. Doodh Dhara fall lies on the Godavari River.
  3. Someshwar water fall lies on the Godavari River.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.13) The climate of India is mainly tropical because:

  1. of the location of the Himalayas in its North.
  2. major part of India lies within the tropics.
  3. of the overpowering influence of India Ocean.
  4. of the seasonal influence of jet streams.

Q.14) Consider the following statements:

  1. At the east-most extreme of Arunachal Pradesh sun will rise approximately 3 hours ahead of that at the western-most edge of Gujarat.
  2. ‘Indian Standard Meridian’ does not pass through the state of Odisha.

Which of the following statement is/are incorrect?

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements:

  1. Myanmar is closest foreign country to the Andaman Islands.
  2. Madhya Pradesh shares its boundary with maximum number of states.
  3. China shares longest land boundary among all the neighboring states with India.

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements about wastelands in India:

  1. Wastelands are areas of limited soil fertility and require a lot of investment to bring them under cultivation.
  2. Rajasthan has the largest area under “wastelands” in India.

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

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

Q.17) Select the incorrect statement from the below given options:

  1. Madhya Pradesh has the highest percentage of tribal population in India.
  2. Largest number of scheduled castes population is located in Punjab.
  3. Dravidian group of languages spoken in India does not constitute the largest part of the Indian population.
  4. Angami tribe is located in the state of Nagaland.

Q.18) Consider the following statements:

  1. Forest cover is denoted by areas having tree density of more than 10% and area of one hectare or more in size.
  2. Gujarat has shown maximum increase in the mangrove cover.

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

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

Q.19) Which of the following statements regarding literacy in India are correct?

  1. A person who can only read but cannot write is not defined literate.
  2. Children below 7 years of age are not taken into consideration even if they are able to read and write.
  3. For the purpose of census, a person is deemed literate if he or she can read and write with understanding in any of the 22 languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.
  4. The fact that a district has attained hundred percent literacy does not mean that the entire population in the district is literate.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.20) Which of the following statements are true with respect to iron ore?

  1. Limestone and coal are important for smelting iron ore.
  2. More than 20% of the world iron ore deposits are in India.
  3. Odisha is at the top in the production of iron ore.
  4. China is the largest buyer of Indian iron ore.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.21) Consider the following statements with reference to ” Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY)”:

  1. It is part of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  2. Food provided under Scheme includes the existing food provided under NFSA.
  3. Cost of the food provided under scheme is borne equally by Centre and State government .

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about ‘Foreign-exchange reserves of India’:

  1. It does not contain any financial assets denominated in ‘Rupee’.
  2. Gold constitutes the highest share of Reserves.
  3. India’s Foreign Exchange Reserve is 3rd highest in the world.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.23) Consider the following statements with reference to “B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV 2”:

  1. It is known as United Kingdom Variant.
  2. It does not have any effect on transmissibility, but it increases disease severity.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.24) Consider the following statements about ‘Nitrogen Di-oxide’:

  1. Being a stable oxide, it is less reactionary gas.
  2. NO2 primarily gets into the air from the Power Plants.
  3. It contributes to the formation and modification of Ozone.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about “Insurance Sector in India”:

  1. Insurance penetration which was below 3% in 2001 has increased above 5%.
  2. Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2021 has enhanced FDI limit in Insurance to 100%.
  3. IRDAI, an autonomous body to regulate Insurance Sector has been established through a separate act.

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.26) Consider the following statements about ‘‘Guru Tegbahaadur”:

  1. He developed and standardized Gurumukhi script which has been used in Guru Granth Sahib.
  2. He was executed in Delhi under order of Mughal emperor Shahjahan.

Form the following options, choose the correct answer.

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

Q.27) Consider the following statements about ‘Sodium’:

  1. It is found naturally in Meat and Dairy food.
  2. Its high intake is found in processed food such as snack and bread
  3. Excess of its intake may cause cardiovascular disease.

Which of the following tiger Reserve is being talked about?

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

Q.28) Karen Rebel group often seen in the news is related to which of the following country?

  1. Myanmar
  2. Kenya
  3. Laos
  4. South Sudan

Q.29) Kadars, Malasars, Malaimalasar, Pulaiyars, Muduvars and the Eravallan tribes are found in which of the following Tiger Reserve?

  1. Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve
  2. Bandipur Tiger Reserve
  3. Periyar Tiger Reserve
  4. Annamalai Tiger Reserve

Q.30) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Pulses in India’:

  1. India is largest producer of Pulses in the world.
  2. India consumes more than 25% of world’s pulse consumption.
  3. Tur, Black gram and Green gram are grown in Rabi season and Gram, Lentil and Pea are grown in Kharif Season.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.31) Nitin remembers that his sister Krupa had certainly been in Pune for one day after 17th February but before 21st February. While his mother remembers that, Krupa had certainly visited Pune before 20th February. If both of them are correct, then on which day in February had Krupa visited Pune?

  1. Either 18th or 19th
  2. 18th
  3. 19th
  4. Cannot be determined

Q.32) Kusuma and Vanitha invest in a business in the ratio 3:2. If 10% of the total profit goes to charity and A’s share is Rs 540, the total profit is

  1. 1200 Rs
  2. 1000 Rs
  3. 1500 Rs
  4. 1800 Rs

Q.33) A library has an average of 510 visitors on Sundays and 240 on other day. The average number of visitors in a month of 30 days starting with Sunday is

  1. 280
  2. 285
  3. 290
  4. 295

Q.34) A grey coloured solid cube is painted with black on all sides and cut into 27 cubes of equal size. How many cubes have only one side black?  

  1. 8
  2. 6
  3. 4
  4. 2

Q.35) Ashish, Aamir and Anshul invested Rs.18000, Rs.24000 and Rs.8000 respectively in a business. Aamir left after six months. If after eight months, there was a gain of Rs.4400, then what will be the share of Anshul?

  1. 800
  2. 1000
  3. 1600
  4. 1800

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  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.

Finally, it is up to you to take advantage of this framework. We are sure of only one thing- if you follow this program, assess yourself on the basis of the given framework and keep improving your weaker areas, success will be yours.

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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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