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121. Consider the following statements
1. Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park of india.
2. It was one of the nine tiger reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973.
3. Initially it was named as ‘Hailey National Park’.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a)1 and 2
(b) All of these
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2009

122. Assertion (A) Convectional rains occur during premonsoon summer in India.
Reason (R) Such rains occur due to adiabatic cooling.

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true, but R is false
(d) A is false, but R is true
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2018

123. Assertion (A) The Himalayan meadows are suitable for transhumance.
Reason (R) In these areas transport facility to move from one place to another is good.

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true, but R is false
(d) A is false, but R is true
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (II) 2016

124. What is the correct sequence of the location of the following sea ports of India from South to North?

(a)Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut, Mangalore
(b) Calicut, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Mangalore
(c) Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Calicut, Mangalore
(d) Thiruvananthapuramr Calicut, Mangalore, Cochin
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2008

125. The hill range that separates the State of Manipur from the State of Nagaland is known as

(a)Arakan hills
(b) Patkai hills
(c) Barail hills
(d) Manipur hills
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2010

126. Which continent of the world does not have a desert?

(b) Europe
(c) Asia
(d) North America
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2015

127. Israel has common borders with

(a)Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt
(b) Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Yemen
(c) Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Jordan
(d) Cyprus, Turkey, Jorden and Egypt
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (II) 2011

128. The pacific Islands from new Guinea South East-wards to the Fiji Islands’ group is called

(a)The Polynesia
(b) The Mellanesia
(c) The Micronesia
(d) The Autralasia
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2013

129. Match the following List I List II
(River) (Source)
A. Ganga 1. Amarkantak
B. Son 2. Gaumukh
C. Godavari 3. Mahabaleshwar
D. Krishna 4. Trimbakeshwer Codes A B C D

(a)1 2 4 5
(b) 2 1 3 4
(c) 4 3 1 2
(d) 2 1 4 3
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2017

130. The channel separating the Andaman Island from the Nicobar Islands is known as

(a)Coco channel
(b) 10° channel
(c) Duncan passage
(d) somboraro channel
Ans: ((b) The Ten Degree Channel is a channel that separates the South Andaman and Car Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal.

CDS (II) 2015

131. Consider the following statements
1. Suez Canal is an important link between developed countries and developing countries.
2. It joins the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez
3. It is not a sea level canal.
Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

(a)1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) Only 1
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (II) 2019

132. Which one of the following countries is located South of the equator?

(b) Sudan
(c) Nigeria
(d) Rwanda
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2012

133. In the map given above four petrochemical centres are marked with numbers. Match them with the following four places and select the correct answer using the code given below 1 2 3 4
A. Koyali B. Trombay
C. Jamnagar D. Mangalore A B C D

(a)2 3 1 4
(b) 2 1 3 4
(c) 4 2 3 1
(d) 4 3 2 1
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2007

134. Deltas are common in India for the East-flowing river systems, whereas they are nearly absent on the West coast, because West-flowing rivers

(a)are few
(b) have lesser water volume and carry less run-off silt
(c) originate in dry areas
(d) originate largely in the Western Ghats and have short distance to cover to the sea
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2009

135. Which one of following projects of the NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) has the largest power generation capacity (installed)?

(b) Chamera-1
(c) Loktak
(d) Salal
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (II) 2018

136. Which one of the following trains/railways passes through Germany, France, Austria, Hungary and Romania?

(b) Cape-Cairo
(c) Orient Express
(d) Union and Central Pacific
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2016

137. Which one of the following does not have a heavy water plant?

(b) Sriharikota
(c) Kakrapar
(d) Kota
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2008

138. At high altitudes, pressure cooker is preferable for cooking, because the boiling point of water

(a)reduces due to higher atmospheric pressure
(b) reduces due to lower atmospheric pressure
(c) increases due to reduced gravitational force
(d) reduces due to increased ozone content in the atmosphere
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2010

139. The concept of sustainable development relates to

(a)consumption levels
(b) exhaustible resources
(c) social equity
(d) intergenerational equity
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (II) 2015

140. The jet streams are

(a)wind systems with a pronounced seasonal reverse at a direction
(b) winds blowing from the subtropical high-pressure belts towards the subpolar low-pressure belts
(c) narrow meandering bands of swift winds which blow in the midlatitudes near the tropopause and encircle the globe
(d) winds blowing from the subpolar low-pressure belts towards the subtropical high-pressure belts
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2011

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