UPHESC Assistant Professor Exam 2021 Geography Optional Test 2

UPHESC Assistant Professor Exam 2021 Test Series for Geography Optional: UPHESC Assistant Professor Exam 2021 Test Series for General studies: UPHESC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2021- Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Services Commission has started accepting online application form for 2003 vacancies for Assistant Professor Posts on its official website @uphesconline.org from 27th February 2021. The notice includes the dates and events for UPHESC recruitment. UPHESC Assistant Professor Exam 2021 Geography Optional Test 2.

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1. The river Godavari is often referred to as Vridha Ganga because

[A] it is the older river of India

[B] of its large size and extent among the peninsular rivers

[C] there are a fairly large number of pilgrimage centres situated on its banks

[D] its length is nearly the same as that of the river Ganges

2. The scarcity or crop failure of which of the following can cause a serious edible oil crisis in India?

[A] coconut

[B] Groundnut

[C] Linseed

[D] Mustard

3. The pennines (Europe), Appalachians (America) and the Aravallis (India) are examples of

[A] old mountains

[B] young mountains

[C] fold mountains

[D] block mountains

4. Which of the following factors are responsible for present crisis in the jute industry in India?

I. The decline in overseas market

II. Inadequately supply of raw jute

III. Stiff competition from synthetic packing materials

IV. Select the correct answer from the codes given below

[A] I and II

[B] I, II and III

[C] I and III

[D] II and III

5. Which of the following factors are responsible for India’s failure to fully exploit the inland fisheries during the last five decades?

I. Silting and pollution of the inland water bodies

II. Deforestation in the catchment areas of the rivers

III. Lack of marketing facilities

IV. Select the correct answer from the codes given below

[A] I, II and III

[B] I and II

[C] I and III

[D] II and III

6. The number of major ports in India is

[A] 5

[B] 8

[C] 13

[D] 15

7. Which of the following is a peninsular river of India?

[A] Gandak

[B] Kosi

[C] Krishna

[D] Sutlej

8. Which of the following is the most important raw material for generation of power in India?

[A] Coal

[B] Mineral Oil

[C] Natural Gas

[D] Uranium

9. When it is noon IST at Allahabad in India, the time at Greenwich, London, will be

[A] Midnight

[B] 1730 hours

[C] 0630 hours

[D] None of the above

10. Which country has the largest coast line?


[B] Australia

[C] Canada

[D] India

11. Which of the following types of soil are mostly confined to river basins and coastal plains of India?

[A] Alluvial soils

[B] Black soils

[C] Laterite soils

[D] Red soils

12. The two states of India, most richly endowed with iron ore, are

[A] Bihar and Orissa

[B] Madhya Pradesh and Orissa

[C] Bihar and West Bengal

[D] Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal

13. The most fertile region of India is

[A] the Himalayas

[B] the central Highlands

[C] the Indo-Gangetic plain

[D] peninsular plateau

14. Which of the following groups accounts for over 90 per cent of India’s annual coal production?

[A] Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal

[B] Bihar, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh

[C] Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

[D] West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

15. The significant shifts in Indian agriculture during green revolution include

[A] non-food grains reported some spectacular progress and shift in the cropping pattern

[B] major food grains, in the eastern regions productions decreased and in the northern states increased

[C] both (a) and (b)

[D] None of the above

16. Which of the following crops is regarded as a plantation crop?

[A] Coconut

[B] Cotton

[C] Sugarcane

[D] Rice

17. Which of the following countries leads in the production of aluminium and its products in the world?

[A] Australia

[B] France

[C] India


18. The natural region which holds the Indian subcontinent is

[A] equatorial climate change region

[B] hot deset

[C] monsoon

[D] mediterranean

19. The most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India is

[A] the Brahmaputra valley

[B] the Indo-Gangetic valley

[C] the Deccan plateau

[D] the Rann of Kutch

20. Which of the following are true with respect to the Indian Peninsular Plateau?

I.The southern plateau block is formed mainly of granite and gneiss

II. The Deccan lava plateau is an elevated tableland consisting of horizontally arranged lava sheets

III. The Malwa plateau dominates the Vindhyam scraps, forming the northern flank of the plateau

IV. The trough of the Narmada and Tapti are interposed between the Vindhyan and the Satpura ranges

[A] I, II and III

[B] I and II

[C] I, II, III and IV

[D] I, III and IV

21. The percentage of India’s total population employed in agriculture is nearly

[A] 40%

[B] 50%

[C] 60%

[D] 70%

22. Which of the following important rivers of India does not originate from the Western Ghats?

[A] Cauvery

[B] Godavari

[C] Krishna

[D] Mahanadi

23. Which of the following areas or regions is most prone to earthquakes?

[A] Ganga-Brahmaputra valley

[B] Deccan plateau

[C] Plains of northern India

[D] Western ghats

24. The proportion of forest to the total national geographical area of India as envisaged by National Forest Policy is

[A] 30.3%

[B] 33.3%

[C] 38.3%

[D] 42.3%

25. Which of the following dams has generations of power more than irrigation as its main purpose?

[A] Gandhi Sagar

[B] Hirakud

[C] Periyar

[D] Tungabhadra

26. Which of the following groups of rivers have their source of origin in Tibet?

[A] Brahmaputra, Ganges and Sutlej

[B] Ganges, Sutlej and Yamuna

[C] Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej

[D] Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej

27. Which of the following measures are effective for soil conservation in India?

I. Avoiding crop rotation

II. Afforestation

III. Encouraging the use of chemical fertilizers

IV. Limiting shifting cultivation

[A] I and II

[B] II and IV

[C] III and IV

[D] I, II and III

28. Which of the following crops needs maximum water per hectare?

[A] Barley

[B] Maize

[C] Sugarcane

[D] Wheat

29. The watershed between India and Myanmar is formed by

[A] the Naga hills

[B] the Garo hills

[C] Khasi hills

[D] the Jaintia hills

30. The originating in the Himalayan mountain complex consists of how many distinct drainage systems of the Indian Subcontinent?

[A] Two

[B] Three

[C] Four

[D] Five

31. The outer Himalayas lie between

[A] the lease Himalayas and the Indo Gangetic plain

[B] the foot hills and the Indo Gangetic plain

[C] the greater Himalayas and the lesser Himalayas

[D] Indo-Gangetic plains and the peninsula

32. Which of the following geographical features have played a great unifying role in strengthening the forces of homogeneity of the Indian people?

I. The expanses of water surrounding the peninsula

II. The Himalayan Mountains

III. The vastness of the country

IV. The presence of the Indian ocean

[A] I

[B] II

[C] I and II

[D] I, II, III and IV

33. Which of the following drainage systems fall into Bay of Bengal?

[A] Ganga, Brahmaputra and Godavari

[B] Mahanadi, Krishna and Cauvery

[C] Luni, Narnada and Tapti

[D] Both (a) and (b)

34. The oldest oil refinery in India is at

[A] Digboi, Assam

[B] Haldia, near Kolkata

[C] Koyali, near Baroda

[D] Noonmati, Assam

35. The oldest mountains in India are

[A] Aravalis

[B] Vindhyas

[C] Satpuras

[D] Nilgiri hills

36. The Shimla Convention is an agreement that sets

[A] Shimla as a tourist spot

[B] Shimla as the capital of Himachal Pradesh

[C] boundary between India and Tibet

[D] None of the above

37. Which of the following events took place in the Cenozoic era?

[A] Formation of the rockies, India collides with Asia and the formation of the Himalayas and the Alps

[B] Formation of the Appalachians and central European mountains

[C] Splitting of India from Antarctic

[D] Breaking up of Pangaea

38. The oldest oil field in India is the ____ field, in ____

[A] Anleshwar, Gujarat

[B] Bombay High, Maharashtra

[C] Nawagam, Gujarat

[D] Digboi, Assam

39. Unlike other parts of the Indian Coast, fishing industry has not developed along the Saurashtra coast because

[A] there are few indentions suitable for fishing

[B] of overwhelming dependence on agriculture and animal husbandary

[C] the sea water is relatively more saline

[D] of industrial development leading to widespread pollution of coastal area

40. The mountain building in Himalayas began

[A] about 45 million years ago

[B] when the continental plates of India and Eurasia converged on each other

[C] both (a) and (b)

[D] None of the above

41. Which of the following groups of rivers originate from the Himachal mountains?

[A] Beas, Ravi and Chenab

[B] Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum

[C] Sutlej, Beas and Ravi

[D] Sutlej, Ravi and Jhelum

42. Which of the following groups of states has the largest deposits of iron ore?

[A] Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

[B] Bihar and Orissa

[C] Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

[D] West Bengal and Assam

43. Which of the following union territories of India has the highest density of population per sq km?

[A] Pondicherry

[B] Lakshadweep

[C] Delhi

[D] Chandigarh

44. which atomic power station in India is built completely indigenously?

[A] Kalpakkam

[B] Narora

[C] Rawat Bhata

[D] Tarapore

45. The south-west monsoon contributes ____ of the total rain in India

[A] 86%

[B] 50%

[C] 22%

[D] 100%

46. The most plausible explanation for the location of the Thar desert in western India is

[A] the obstruction caused by the Aravalis to the rain-bearing wind that proceeds to the Ganga Valley

[B] the evaporation of moisture by heat

[C] the absence of mountains to the north of Rajasthan to cause orographic rainfall in it

[D] that the moisture carried by the South-west monsoon is driven away by the dry upper air current

47. The northern boundary of the peninsular plateau of Indian runs parallel to the Ganga and the Yamuna from Rajmahal hills to a point near

[A] Allahabad

[B] Delhi

[C] Gwalior

[D] Jaipur

48. Which of the following food grain crops occupies the largest part of the cropped area in India?

[A] Barley and maize

[B] Jowar and bajra

[C] Rice.

[D] Wheat

49. The number of major languages, recognized in the Indian Union as official language, are

[A] 15

[B] 22

[C] 12

[D] 9

50. The oldest rocks in India are reported from

[A] Dharwar region, Karnataka

[B] Aravalli range, Rajasthan

[C] Vindhyan range, Madhya Pradesh

[D] Siwalik range, Punjab

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