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Civil Service Preliminary Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Indian & World Geography - 2014

1. Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the ‘Ten Degree Channel’?

(a) Andaman and Nicobar

(b) Nicobar and Sumatra
(c) Maldives and Lakshadweep
(d) Sumatra and Java


2. If you travel through the Himalayas, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there?

1. Oak

2. Rhododendron
3. Sandalwood

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


3. The seasonal reversal of winds is the typical characteristic of

(a) Equatorial climate

(b) Mediterranean climate

(c) Monsoon climate

(d) All of the above climates



4. With reference to ‘Changpa’ community of India, consider the following statement :

1. They live mainly in the State of Uttarakhand.

2. They rear the Pashmina goats that yield a fine wool.
3. They are kept in the category of Scheduled Tribes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


5. Consider the following rivers:

1. Barak

2. Lohit
3. Subansiri

Which of the above flows / flow through Arunachal Pradesh?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


6. Consider the following pairs : 

1. Cardamom Hills: Coromandel Coast

2. Kaimur Hills: Konkan Coast
3. Mahadeo Hills: Central India
4. Mikir Hills: North-East India

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 and 4
(d) 2 and 4


7. Turkey is located between
(a) Black Sea and Caspian Sea
(b) Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea

(c) Gulf of Suez and Mediterranean Sea
(d) Gulf of Aqaba and Dead Sea



8. What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in South-East Asia as one proceeds from south to north?

1. Bangkok

2. Hanoi
3. Jakarta
4. Singapore

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 4-2-1-3

(b) 3-2-4-1
(c) 3-4-1-2

(d) 4-3-2-1


9. Consider the following pairs :
Region : Well-known for the production of

1. Kinnaur : Areca nut

2. Mewat : Mango
3. Coromandel : Soya bean

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None

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