[CSP-2020] Diagnostic Test 2

Instructions:

1. This test contains 25 items (questions). Each item comprises four responses (answers). You will select the response which you want to mark as your answer. In case you feel there is more than one correct response, mark the response you consider the best.

2. All items carry equal marks.

3. Penalty for wrong answers: THERE WILL BE PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.

(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate given more than one answer, it will treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above to that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank, i.e., no answer is give by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

 

#1. Which of the following ‘minor plates’ separates the Central America and Pacific plate?

(a) Cocos plate

(b) Nazca plate

(c) Caroline plate

(d) Fuji plate

 

#2. Which of the following is/are the erosional landforms?

1. Plunge pools

2. Meanders

3. Deltas

4. Point bars

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 ,2 and 4

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 3 and 4

 

#3. Consider the following statements:

1. Equator receives comparatively less insolation than the tropics.

2. At the same latitude, the insolation is always more over the continents than over the oceans.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

#4. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to the Northern Hemisphere?

(a) During winter solstice, the length of the day is longest at the poles.

(b) During summer solstice, the length of the day is longest at the equator.

(c) During winter solstice, the length of the day is shortest at equator.

(d) During summer solstice, the length of the day is shortest at equator.

 

#5. Consider the following statements about ‘Eskers’ and ‘Drumlins’:

1. Eskers are glacial landforms while drumlins are features of karst topography.

2. Eskers are depositional features while drumlins are erosional features.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

#6. Which of the following pair of cities lies at about the same longitude?

(a) Jaipur and Hyderabad

(b) Dehradun and Shimla

(c) Bhopal and Bengaluru

(d) Chennai and Raipur

 

#7. Consider the following statements about the Uttarakhand Himalayas and the Sikkim Himalayas:

1. The Uttarakhand Himalayas are characterized by the presence of ‘dun’ formations while the Sikkim Himalayas are characterized by the presence of ‘duar’ formations.

2. All three ranges of Himalayas are prominent in the Uttarakhand Himalayas while the Sikkim Himalayas are conspicuous by the absence of the Shiwalik formations.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

#8. Which of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) Anaimud is the highest peak of Peninsular plateau

(b) Dodabetta is the highest peak of Anaimalai hills

(c) Most of the Peninsular rivers have their origin in the Western Ghats

(d) Eastern Ghats are highly eroded by the rivers

 

#9. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

        Place     :    State

1. Verinag . :   Uttarakhand

2. Keylong   :   Himachal Pradesh

3. Harike     :   Punjab

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#10. Which of the following is held responsible for the burst of monsoon in India?

(a) Easterly jet stream

(b) Western Ghats

(c) Westerly jet stream

(d) Tropical depressions

 

#11. Which of the following pair of regions receives similar amount of annual rainfall?

1. Northern Arunachal Pradesh

2. Southern Mizoram

3. Central Odisha

4. Western Gujarat

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 3 and 4

(c) 1 and 4

(d) 2 and 3

 

#12. In Koeppen’s climatic classification, ‘Cwg’ represents

(a) Tropical savannah

(b) Monsoon with dry summer

(c) Hot desert

(d) Monsoon with dry winter

 

#13. Which of the following are the tree species are generally found in the tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests?

(a) Teak, Sal, Sandalwood

(b) Ebony, Mahogony, Rosewood

(c) Axlewood, Tendu, Palas

(d) Neem, Khair, Palm

 

#14. Spatial extent of which of the following biosphere reserves is spread across multiple states?

1. Nilgiri

2. Achanakmar-Amarkantak

3. Pachmarhi

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#15. Consider the following statements:

1. Most of the rivers in Nagaland form the tributary of the Brahmaputra river.

2. No river in Manipur is a tributary of Barak river.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

#16. Consider the following statements:

Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line that

1. passes through the Bhanrer range in India.

2. does not pass through any water body in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

#17. Consider the following statements:

1. No state in India shares boundary with only one other state.

2. Madhya Pradesh shares boundary with greater number of other states than does Uttar Pradesh.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

#18. Lake Titicaca forms a water frontier between

(a) Bolivia and Paraguay

(b) Peru and Bolivia

(c) Chile and Peru

(d) Argentina and Chile

 

#19. What is the correct order of the following cities arranged from North to South?

1. Boston

2. New York

3. Philadelphia

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1-2-3

(b) 1-3-2

(c) 2-1-3

(d) 2-3-1

 

#20. Consider the following pairs:

    Ocean Current      :   Feature

1. Agulhas Current    :   is a warm current

2. Humboldt Current :   flows along the east coast of South America

3
Guinea Current      :   flows towards the equator

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

 

#21. Which of the following statement is NOT correct?

(a) Ten Degree Channel separates Andaman and Nicobar group of islands

(b) Narcondam Island lies in the Duncan Passage

(c) Barren Island lies to the east of Middle Andaman Island

(d) Port Blair lies on the South Andaman Island

 

#22. Bosporus Strait connects which of the following pair of water bodies?

(a) Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea

(b) Sea of Azov and the Black Sea

(c) Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea

(d) Sea of Azov and the Aegean Sea

 

#23. Consider the following statements about the Savannah and Equatorial type of climates:

1. Savanna climate is characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons.

2. Savanna climate is similar to equatorial climate as regards the annual range of temperature.

3. Equatorial climate is characterized by uniformly adequate rainfall throughout the year.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#24. Consider the following statements:

     Region   :   Location

1. Ogaden   :   Ethiopia and Sudan border

2. Sinai       :    Northern part of the Red Sea

3. Darfur     :   Egypt and Libya border

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#25. Consider the following statements about the Sub-Polar Low Pressure Belt:

1. It is largely a thermally induced pressure belt.

2. The surface air spreads outward from this zone.

3. It is more developed and regular in the southern hemisphere compared to the northern hemisphere.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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