Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-49

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This is the Day-49 questions of the CAF Revision plan for prelims. The questions are based on the syllabus as provided in the schedule. Aspirants are requested to go through the detailed CAF strategy to understand the need of the UPSC prelims and to prepare well for the same. Attempt the questions honestly. The link to key answers and explanations of this test is at the end of the questions. The maximum time to attempt the 18 questions is 25 minutes.


Q.1) The Narmada river flows to the west, while most other large peninsular rivers flow to the east. Why?

  1. It occupies a linear rift valley.
  2. It flows between the Vindhyas and the Satpuras.
  3. The land slopes to the west from Central India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) None


Q.2) Consider the following statements:

  1. Natural gas occurs in the Gondwana beds.
  2. Mica occurs in abundance in Kodarma.
  3. Dharwars are famous for petroleum.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3

(d) None


Q.3) Which of the following is / are the characteristic/ characteristics of Indian coal?

  1. High ash content
  2. Low sulphur content
  3. Low ash fusion temperature

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


Q.4) 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


Q.5) Consider these 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


Q.6) Consider the following pairs:

National Highway                  Cities connected

1. NH 4                                     Chennai and Hyderabad

2. NH 6                                     Mumbai and Kolkata

3. NH 15                                  Ahmedabad and Jodhpur

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None


Q.7) Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the ‘Great Channel’?

(a) Andaman and Nicobar

(b) Nicobar and Sumatra

(c) Maldives and Lakshadweep

(d) Sumatra and Java


Q.8) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Barren Island volcano is an active volcano located in the Indian territory.
  2. Barren Island lies about 140 km east of Great Nicobar.
  3. The last time the Barren Island volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 only

(d) 1 and 3


Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, State Governments do not have the power to auction non-coal mines.
  2. Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand do not have gold mines.
  3. Rajasthan has iron ore mines.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 3 only


Q.10) Which of the following is/are left bank tributaries of Brahmaputra?

1. Dibang

2. Kameng

3. Lohit

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.11) In which of the following regions of India are shale gas resources found?

1. Cambay Basin

2. Cauvery Basin

3. Krishna-Godavari Basin

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.12) With reference to ‘Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)’ sometimes mentioned in the news while forecasting Indian monsoon, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. IOD phenomenon is characterized by a difference in sea surface temperature between tropical Western Indian Ocean and tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.
  2. An IOD phenomenon can influence an El Nino’s impact on the monsoon.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.13) Consider the following statements:

1. In India, the Himalayas are spread over five States only.

2. Western Ghats are spread over five States only.

3. Pulicat Lake is spread over two States only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 3 only


Q.14) From which among the following pairs of species, a small quantity of fine quality wool is obtained in India?

(a) Pashmina goats and Angora rabbits

(b) Pashmina rabbits and Angora goats

(c) Pashmina rabbits and Angora sheep

(d) Pashmina goats and Angora sheep


Q.15) Which one among the following is the correct order of west flowing rivers in terms of decreasing size of their river basins?

(a) Narmada—Tapi— Sabarmati — Mahi

(b) Tapi —Narmada — Mahi — Sabarmati

(c) Sabarmati —Narmada —Tapi — Mahi

(d) Narmada — Tapi — Mahi — Sabarmati


Q.16) Which one among the following States is the leading producer of petroleum (crude) in India?

(a) Assam

(b) Gujarat

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Andhra Pradesh


Q.17) Recently, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited India. Saudi Arabia is exposed to which of the following seas/oceans?

  1. Persian Gulf
  2. Red sea
  3. Gulf Aden
  4. Arabian sea

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 2 and 4

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 3 and 4


Q.18) The provisions of the Geneva conventions apply in which of the following situations?

  1. peacetime situations
  2. in declared wars
  3. in conflicts that are not recognised as war by one or more of the parties

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


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