IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 Practice Test 20

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Practice Test 20

Q.1) Consider the following statements about “Peninsular Rivers”:

  1. The Peninsular Rivers have shorter and deeper courses as compared to their Himalayan counterparts.
  2. They are characterized by absence of meanders.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.2) With reference to Monsoon, consider the following statements:

  1. Spatial distribution of rainfall is largely governed by relief or topography.
  2. Amount of rainfall in different parts is related to the continentality effect.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements:

  1. Pranhita is the largest tributary of Godavari.
  2. Unlike Deccan Rivers it flows in south direction.
  3. Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project of Andhra Pradesh starts at the confluence point of Pranhita River and Godavari River.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. Kerala has bimodal pattern of rainfall.
  2. Diurnal range of temperature is low during Retreating monsoon season.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.5) Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. Inconsequent River: Godavari
  2. Subsequent River: Son
  3. Consequent River: Kali

Select the correct pair/s using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

Q.6) Which among the following climate types is/are not found in India?

  1. Cold steppe
  2. Polar frost
  3. Cold desert
  4. Tropical savannah

Select the correct options from below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 4 only
  4. All the above climate types are found in India.

Q.7) Consider the following statements about India’s climate:

  1. Climate in South India is generally hotter and extremely humid than that of North India.
  2. Generally, the southern half of the nation doesn’t experience temperatures below 10 °C in winter.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2 are correct.
  4. Neither 1 nor 2 are correct.

Q.8) Arrange the following events of India’s climatic history in a chronological order:

  1. Mild climate favourable for hosting high-biomass ecosystems, underscored by India’s vast coal reserves.
  2. Creation of the Thar Desert.
  3. Latest major ice age experienced by the Indian landmass.

Select the correct option from below:

  1. 1-2-3
  2. 2-1-3
  3. 1-3-2
  4. 2-3-1

Q.9) Which of the following statements about cloudbursts is incorrect?

  1. A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time, sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder.
  2. Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres per hour over an area of approximately 20-30km2.
  3. They are caused due to both orographic upliftment and/or rapid convective upliftment.
  4. Cloudbursts are common in the Gangetic plains during monsoon season.

Q.10) Consider the following statements about the summer season India:

  1. The summer season in India begins from the month of March and continues till the month of May
  2. During this season, thunder storms known as ‘kalbaisakhi’ hit the states of West Bengal and Assam.
  3. An elongated high-pressure area develops from Thar Desert to the Chotanagpur plateau towards the end of May.
  4. There is common occurrence of dust storm during mid to late summer season.

Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

  1. 1, 3 and 4 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.11) With reference to Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), consider the following statements:

  1. Positive IOD can bring good rains to India despite El Nino year.
  2. During positive IOD eastern equatorial Indian Ocean off Sumatra becomes colder than normal.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.12) Which of the following best describes the term ‘isohyet’?

  1. A line on a map connecting points that have the same average percentage of cloudiness.
  2. A line on a diagram or map connecting points relating to the same time or equal times.
  3. A line on a map connecting points having the same amount of rainfall in a given period.
  4. A line on a map or chart connecting points of equal wind speed.

Q.13) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

RiversConfluence Location
1.     Dhauliganga and AlaknandaVishnuprayag
2.     Alaknanda and BhagirathiDevprayag
3.     Alaknanda and MandakiniKedarnath
4.     Alaknanda and GangaRudraprayag

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. 3 and 4 only

Q.14) With reference to “rivers of Goa”, consider the following statements:

  1. Mandovi is the longestriver of Goa.
  2. Zuari is also known as the lifeline of Goa.
  3. Terekhol forms boundary between Maharashtra and Goa.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 3 only

Q.15) Consider the following statements:

  1. Catchment area is the smallest unit of a drainage basin.
  2. Catchment area of Krishna is larger than that of Brahmaputra in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.16) Which of the following factors affect the Indian climate?

  1. Sea-surface temperatures across the central and east-central Equatorial Pacific.
  2. North-easterly jet stream.
  3. Presence of Himalayas in the north.

Select the correct option from below:

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. None of the above

Q.17) With respect to western disturbances, consider the following statements:

  1. It brings sudden winter rain to the north-western parts of the Indian subcontinent.
  2. It is a non-monsoonal precipitation pattern driven by the easterlies.
  3. Western disturbances are usually associated with cloudy sky and higher night temperatures
  4. When they move across northwest India before the onset of monsoon, a temporary advancement of monsoon current appears over the region.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. 1, 3 and 4 only
  2. 1, 2 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

Q.18) Consider the following statements about climate of “seven sister” states of India:

  1. Nowhere in this region, there is heavy snow except in the higher parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. June is the rainiest month in these states.

Select the correct statement(s):

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2 are correct.
  4. Neither 1 nor 2 is correct.

Q.19) Consider the following statements about the Teesta river:

  1. The Teesta originates from Pahunri mountain.
  2. River Mahananda is a tributary to the Teesta river.

Select the incorrect statements:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2 are correct
  4. Neither 1 nor 2 is correct.

Q.20) Which of the following coasts of India is most vulnerable to tropical cyclones:

  1. Coromandel coast
  2. Malabar coast
  3. Northern Circars
  4. Utkal Coast

Q.21) Consider the following statements with respect to telemedicine service platforms of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

  1. eSanjeevani is a doctor to doctor telemedicine system, being implemented under the Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre (AB-HWCs) programme.
  2. eSanjeevaniOPD was launched amid the Covid-19 pandemic to enable patient-to-doctor tele-consultations.
  3. These platforms are developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.22) The “Scheme for Financial Support to PPPs in Infrastructure” (Viability Gap Funding Scheme) was introduced by

  1. Department of Expenditure
  2. Department of Economic Affairs
  3. Department of Disinvestment
  4. Department of Financial Services

Q.23) The Pampore region known for growing one of the spices is in which of the following State/UT?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Kerala

Q.24) With reference to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) consider the following statements:

  1. It is a permanent intergovernmental political, economic and military organization.
  2. The Heads of Government Council (HGC) is the highest decision-making body in the SCO.
  3. All five central Asian countries are members of SCO.

Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

Q.25) Recently seen in news Luhri Hydro Power Project is located on which of the following rivers?

  1. Chenab
  2. Jhelum
  3. Sutlej
  4. Beas

Q.26) Consider the following statements about variants of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV):

  1. PSLV-DL has 4 strap-on boosters with 12 tonne propellant load on them.
  2. PSLV-G uses 6 Hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene(HTPB) based solid strap-on motors.
  3. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and Chandrayaan 1 were launched using XL variant of the PSLV.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

Q.27) The term Asian Premium, sometimes seen in news is a

  1. Extra charge being collected by OPEC countries from Asian countries when selling oil
  2. Aggregate domestic agriculture subsidy provided by Asian countries
  3. Additional levy on Asian exports by the European Union
  4. None of the above

Q.28) With reference to Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana consider the following statements:

  1. It is aimed at incentivizing the creation of new employment opportunities during the Covid-19 economic recovery phase.
  2. All new employee joining employment in any establishments with monthly wages less than Rs. 15,000 are eligible for incentives under the scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.29) Which of the following vulture species of India are Critically Endangered (CR) as per IUCN Red list?

  1. Long-billed Vulture
  2. Red-headed Vulture
  3. Himalayan Vulture
  4. Oriental white-backed Vulture

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 4 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.30) With reference to Conference on Disarmament (CD) consider the following statements:

  1. It is a multilateral disarmament forum established by the international community to negotiate arms control and disarmament agreements.
  2. Under it the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT) is being negotiated.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Directions for the following 1 (one) questions:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow each passage. Your answer to these questions should be based on passage only.

Our voyage was very prosperous, but I shall not trouble the reader with a journal of it. The captain called in at one or two ports and sent in his long-boat for provisions and fresh water, but I never went out of the ship still we came into the Downs, which was on the 3rd day of June, 1706, about nine months after my escape. I offered to leave my goods in security for payment of my freight, but the captain protested he would not receive one farthing. We took kind leave of each other, and I made him promise that he would come to see me at my house in Red riff. I hired a house and a guide for five shillings which I borrowed from the captain.

Q.31) On the voyage, the author

  1. left the ship at intervals
  2. was not able to leave the ship because it did not stop
  3. never left the ship at all
  4. never left the ship till they came into the Downs

Q.32) A man spends 75% of his income and saves the remaining. His income increases by 20% and expenditure by 10%. The increase in savings is

  1. 35%
  2. 37(1/2)%
  3. 50%
  4. 60%

Q.33) The sum of the radius and height of a cylinder is 42 cm. Its total surface area is 3,696 cm2. What is the volume of a cylinder?

  1. 17,428 cubic cm
  2. 17,248 cubic cm
  3. 17,244 cubic cm
  4. 17,444 cubic cm

Q.34) A solid sphere is melted and recast into a right circular cone with a base radius equal to the radius of the sphere. What is the ratio of the height and radius of the cone so formed?

  1. 4:3
  2. 2:3
  3. 5:4
  4. 4:1

Q.35) In an examination, D scored 25 marks less than E. E scored 45 more marks than B. A scored 75 marks in an examination which are 10 more than B. C’s score is 50 less than the maximum marks of the examination. What approximate percentage of marks did C score in the examination, if he gets 34 marks more than D?

  1. 90.4
  2. 70.4
  3. 80.4
  4. 60.4

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