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201. Which of the following best explain why the lower course of a river is sometimes chocked with sediments?
1. The valley of a river is widest in its lower course.
2. The velocity of a river in its lower course is low.
3. The delta sometimes develops in a river’s lower course.
4. Much of the river water is drawn for irrigation in the lower course Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

CDS (I) 2016

202. Which one among the following best explains the reason for the Eastern and Western boundaries of the Pacific Ocean experiencing frequent earth-quake?

(a)There are deep ocean trenches along these margins
(b) High mountain stretch along the continental margins adjacent to this ocean
(c) The currents of the vast Pacific Ocean continue to dash against the continental margins
(d) These margins coincide with the plate margins
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (I) 2008

203. Match the following
A. Manas 1. Meghalaya
B. Pachmarhi 2. Asom
C. Nokrek 3. Madhya Pradesh
D. Achanakmar Amarkantak 4. Chhattisgarh List I
(Biosphere Reserve) List II
(Places) Codes A B C D A B C D

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

CDS (I) 2010

204. Match the following
A. Chinook 1 North African desert
B. Foehn 2 Rocky mountain slopes of the USA
C. Sirocco 3 Northern slopes of Alps
D. Mistral 4 Sourthern slopes of Alps List I
(Local wind) List II
(Area of Prevalence) Codes A B C D A B C D

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

CDS (II) 2015

205. Consider the following statements about black soil of India
1. Black soil becomes sticky when it is wet.
2. Black soil contains adequate nitrogen as well as phosphorus required for the growth of plants.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2011

206. Consider the following statements with regard to the mining industry of India
1. The spatial distribution of minerals is uneven.
2. The mining industry since colonial days has been export-oriented.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2013

207. The rainfall distribution pattern over the Ganga basin decreases from the

(a)West to East and North to South
(b) East to West and North to South
(c) West to East and South to North
(d) East to West and South to North
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2017

208. Mr X has been invited to participate in a conference to be held at Buenos Aires. He has choosen the following shortest flight route Mumbai to Frankfurt (non-stop) Frankfurt to Sao Paulo (non-stop) Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires (non-stop) Which one of the following seas will likely to be flown over by Mr X ?

(a)Tasman Sea
(b) Labrador Sea
(c) Beautfort Sea
(d) Black Sea
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2015

209. A nautical mile is equal to

(a)5060 feet
(b) 5280 feet
(c) 6060 feet
(d) 6080 feet
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2019

210. Horse latitudes lie within the atmospheric pressure belts of

(a)Polar high
(b) Equatorial low
(c) Sub-tropical high.
(d) Sub-polar low
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2012

211. Which of the following statements regarding red soils of India is/are correct?
1. The colour of the soil is red due to ferric oxide content.
2. Red soils are rich in lime, humous and potash.
3. They are porous and have friable structure.
Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a)Only 1
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2007

212. According to the Census 2011, which one among the following Union Territories has the least population?

(a)Daman and Diu
(b) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(c) Lakshadweep
(d) Puducherry
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2009

213. Arrange the following oil refineries of India from west to East
1. Koyali 2. Bongaigaon
3. Mathura 4. Haldia Select the correct answer using the code given below Codes

(a)1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 1, 3, 4, 2
(c) 3, 1, 2, 4
(d) 2, 4, 3, 1
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2018

214. When we consider 15° meridian on a world map or globe and count them in an Eastward direction starting with Greenwich meridian (0°), we find that the time of this meridian is

(a)same as Greenwich
(b) 1 hour fast
(c) 1 hour slow
(d) 12 hours fast
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2016

215. The broken hills famous for zinc and lead are located in

(b) France
(c) Germany
(d) Australia
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2008

216. Kanha National Park belongs to which one among the following biogeographical areas in the world?

(a)Tropical Sub-humid Forests
(b) Tropical Humid Forests
(c) Tropical Dry Forests
(d) Tropical Moist Forests
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2010

217. ‘El Nino’ associated with the formation of the South West Monsoon of India is

(a)an abnormally warm ocean current
(b) a periodic warm air-mass
(c) a periodic warm wind
(d) a periodic low pressure centre
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (II) 2015

218. The thermal equator is found

(a)at the equator
(b) South of the geographical equator
(c) North of the geographical equator
(d) at the tropic of cancer
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2011

219. How many kilometres are represented by 1° of latitude?

(a)321 km
(b) 211 km
(c) 111 km
(d) 91 km
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2013

220. Which one among the following rivers does not flow into the Bay of Bengal?

(b) Cauveri
(c) Tapti
(d) Godavari
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2017

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