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Daily-static-mcqs 08 May 2024

Daily Static MCQs for UPSC & State PSC Exams - Geography 08 May 2024

Daily Static MCQs for UPSC & State PSC Exams - Geography


Consider the following statements:

Statement-I: There is a time difference of 1 hour 30 minutes between the easternmost and westernmost parts of India.

Statement-II: The longitudinal extension of India is from 68º7' East to 97º25' East.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

A: Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-Il is the correct explanation for Statement-I

B: Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-Il is not the correct explanation for Statement-l

C: Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect

D: Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct

Answer: D


There is a difference of about two hours in the time between the easternmost and westernmost parts of our country. The reason for this is that the east-west extension of our country is more, which when calculated is approximately 30º (from 68º7' East to 97º25' East). Hence, option (d) is correct.


Which of the following states of India has the longest coastline?

A: Gujrat

B: Tamil Nadu

C: Karnataka

D: Andhra Pradesh

Answer: A


The coasts of Gujarat are a combination of the coasts of western and southern India. The length of Gujarat's coastline is 1600 kilometers. It covers about 24 percent of the Indian coastline. Hence, option (a) is correct.


Consider the following:

1. Jammu and Kashmir   

2. Sikkim

3. Himachal Pradesh      

4. Uttarakhand

Which of the above mentioned Indian states touch the border with China?

A: Only one

B: Only two

C: Only three

D: All four

Answer: C


The Indian states that touch the border with China after the reorganization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir are: the Union Territory Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.


Consider the following pairs:

1. Thalghat


2. Palghat


3. Bhorghat


4. Diphu

Arunachal Pradesh

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

A: Only one pair

B: Only two pairs

C: Only three pairs

D: All four pairs

Answer: B


Thalghat is a major pass of the Western Ghats which is located in Maharashtra. Located in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats, this mountain pass connects Mumbai to Nashik. Hence, pair 1 is correctly matched.

Palghat, this pass located in the Western Ghats is in the state of Kerala in South India. Situated between the Nilgiri Hills and the Annamalai Hills, this pass plays the role of a major route for traffic between the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Hence, pair 2 is not correctly matched.

Bhorghat is an extremely beautiful pass located in the Western Ghats ranges in the state of Maharashtra. This pass connects Mumbai to Pune. Hence, pair 3 is not correctly matched.

Diphu Pass, situated between India and Myanmar, Diphu Pass is located in Arunachal Pradesh. Hence, pair 4 is correctly matched.



With reference to Chenab River, consider the following statements:

1. It is formed by the meeting of more than two streams.

2. It is also known as Chandrabhaga.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A: 1 Only

B: 2 Only

C: Both 1 and 2

D: Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B


Chenab is the largest tributary of Indus. It is formed by the confluence of two rivers Chandra and Bhaga. Hence, statement 1 is incorrect.

These streams meet each other at Tandi near Keylong in Himachal Pradesh. Therefore it is also known as Chandrabhaga. This river flows 1,180 km before entering Pakistan. Hence, statement 2 is correct.