MCQs on Indian Physiography (previous years questions) for Competitive Govt job exams.

In this post, we will discuss all possible MCQs on Indian physiography which have a higher probability of appearing SSC CGL 2018, UPSC Prelims 2018 & other competitive govt. job exams in India including previous year questions.

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Important MCQs on Indian Physiography

Q1. Which of the following pairs of States of India indicates the easternmost & westernmost state? (UPSC Prelims 2015)

  • (a) Assam and Rajasthan
  • (b) Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan
  • (c) Assam and Gujarat
  • (d) Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat

Ans: (d) Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat

Q2. Which of the following have coral reefs? (UPSC Prelims 2014)

  1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  2. Gulf of Mannar
  3. Sundarbans
  4. Gulf of Kachchh

Select the correct answer –

  • (a) 1, 2, and 3 only
  • (b) 2 and 4 only
  • (c) 1 and 3 only
  • (d) All the above

Ans: (b) 2 and 4 only

Q3. Which of the following is not a lagoon?  (UPSC Prelims 2002)

  • (a) Ashtamudi Lake
  • (b) Chilka Lake
  • (c) Periyar Lake
  • (d) Pulicat Lake

Ans: (c) Periyar Lake

Q4. Which one of the following pairs of Islands are separated from each other by 10-degree channel? (UPSC Prelims 2014)

  • (a) Andaman and Nicobar
  • (b) Nicobar and Sumatra
  • (c) Maldives and Lakshadweep
  • (d) Sumatra and Java

Ans: (a) Andaman and Nicobar

Q5. The approximate age of the Aravalli range is –  (UPSC Prelims 2001)

  • (a) 370 million years
  • (b) 470 million years
  • (c) 570  million years
  • (d) 670 million years

Ans:  (d) 670 million years

Q6. Nanda Devi peaks form a part of the – (UPSC Prelims 2003)

  • (a) Assam Himalayas
  • (b) Kumayun Himalayas
  • (c) Nepal Himalayas
  • (d) Punjab Himalayas

Ans: (b) Kumayun Himalayas

Q7. Which of the following is the junction point of the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats? (WBCS 2016)

  • (a) Javadi Hills
  • (b) Annamalai Hills
  • (c) Nilgiri Hills
  • (d) Shevaroy Hills

Ans: (c) Nilgiri Hills

Q8. The Indian Peninsula is surrounded by water on – (WBCS 2015)

  • (a) South and East
  • (b) South and West
  • (c) Southwest, South, and Southeast
  • (d) East and West

Ans: (c) Southwest, South, and Southeast

Q9. Tamil Nadu is the only state with more than one major port because – (WBCS 2015)

  • (a) The depth of the water is high.
  • (b) The State has the longest coastline
  • (c) The coast has well-defined inlets and bays.
  • (d) The coast is not very rocky.

Ans: (a) The depth of the water is high

Q10. Loktak Lake is located in the State of – (WBCS 2013)

  • (a) Jammu and Kashmir
  • (b) Himachal Pradesh
  • (c) Arunachal Pradesh
  • (d) Manipur

Ans: (d) Manipur

Q11. The Himalayas are – (WBCS 2010)

  • (a) Fold Mountains
  • (b) Block Mountains
  • (c) Residual Hills
  • (d) Tableland

Ans: (a) Fold Mountains


These are some important MCQs on Indian physiography, appeared in the previous year govt job exams.

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