Top 100+ Indian Geography GK Questions and Answers

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1. Which of the following imaginary line almost divides India into two equal parts?

A. Equator

B. Tropic of Cancer

C. Tropic of Capricorn

D. Arctic Circle

2. Which of the following water bodies is the home of Lakshadweep?
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A. Arabian Sea

B. Bay of Bengal

C. Indian Ocean

D. Atlantic Ocean

3. Which of the following region supports the Karewa formation?

A. North-eastern Himalayas

B. Himachal-Uttaranchal Himalayas

C. Eastern Himalayas

D. Kashmir Himalayas

4. Where is the Loktak Lake situated?

A. Kerala

B. Uttaranchal

C. Manipur

D. Rajasthan

5. Which of the following water bodies separates the Andaman from the Nicobar?

A. 11° Channel

B. Gulf of Mannar

C. 10° Channel

D. Andaman Sea

6. Which of the following hill ranges dominated by the ‘Doddabetta’ peak?

A. Nilgiri hills

B. Anaimalai hills

C. Cardamom hills

D. Nallamala hills

7.Which of the following river has the largest river basin in India?

A. The Indus

B. The Ganga

C. The Brahmaputra

D. The Krishna

8. Which of the following rivers is not part of ‘Panchnad’?

A. The Ravi

B. The Indus

C. The Chenab

D. The Jhelum

9. Which of the following rivers flows in a rift valley?

A. The Son

B. The Yamuna

C. The Narmada

D. The Luni

10. Which of the following geographical term related to the ”piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water”?

A. Peninsula

B. Gulf

C. Strait

D. Island

11. Which of the following geographical term related to a body of land surrounded by water on three sides?

A. Peninsula

B. Gulf

C. Strait

D. Island

12. Which of the following geographical term related to a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water?

A. Peninsula

B. Gulf

C. Strait

D. Island

13. Which of the following is a suitable definition of ‘Archipelago’?

A. A circular coral reef that encloses a shallow lagoon.

B. A chain or set of islands grouped together.

C. The plant and animal life on the earth.

D. None of the above

14. Which of the following is the largest Archipelago in the world?

A. Andaman & Nicobar Island

B. Malaysia

C. Indonesia

D. Maldives

15. Which of the following is the world’s largest peninsula?

A. India

B. South Africa

C. Arabia

D. Both A & B

16. Which of the following passes cuts through the Pir Panjal range and links Manali and Leh by road?

A. Rohtas Pass

B. Mana Pass

C. Niti Pass

D. Nathula Pass

17. Which of the following pass has been created by the Indus River?

A. Rohtas Pass

B. Nathula Pass

C. Baralachala Pass

D. Banihal Pass

18. Which passes make way to the land route between Kailash and the Manasarovar?

A. Mana Pass

B. Rohtas Pass

C. Nathula Pass

D. Baralachala Pass

19. Which of the following passes link Srinagar to Leh?

A. Mana Pass

B. Rohtas Pass

C. Nathula Pass

D. Zoji La Pass

20. Consider the following statement(s) is/are related to the Vishnu Prayag

I.It is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, and lies at the confluence of Alaknanda River and Dhauliganga River, in Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand

II. Place of confluence of the Alkananda and the Bhagirathi

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
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A. Only I

B. Only II

C. Both I and II

D. Neither I nor II

21. Consider the following statement(s) is/are related to the Alaknanda River

I. It originates in the eastern slopes of glacier fields of Chaukhamba, is joined by the Saraswathi River near Mana, and then flows in front of the Badrinath temple.

II. It then meets the Dhauli Ganga River, which originates from the Niti Pass, to form the Vishnuprayag. This stretch of the Alaknanda River is called the Vishnu Ganga.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
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A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II

22. Consider the following statement(s) is/are related to the Storms during the Hot Weather Season

I. Mango Showers (since the rain showers are good for the mango trees) occurs along the coast of Kerala.

II.Loo is the name given to the hot, dry winds that blow in the Northern Plains. It is very common in Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh (called “aandhi”) and Bihar.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
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A. Only I

B. Only II

C. Both I and II

D. Neither I nor II

23. Consider the following statement(s) is/are about South- West Monsoon

I.The bulk of rainfall is received during this season in almost every part of India except Tamil Nadu.

II.Blossom Shower with this shower, coffee flowers blossom in Karnataka and its nearby areas.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
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A. Only I

B. Only II

C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II

24. Which of the following longitudes is the standard meridian of India?

A. 69°30’E

B. 75°30’E

C. 82°30’E

D. 90°30’E

25. Which of the following places receives the highest rainfall in the world?

A. Silchar

B. Cherrapunji

C. Mawsynram

D. Guwahati

26. What is the local name of the wind blowing in the northern plains during summers ?

A. Kaal Baisakhi

B. Trade Winds

C. Loo

D. None of the above

27. Which of the following reason of rainfall during winters in north-western part of India?

A. Cyclonic depression

B. Western disturbances

C. Retreating monsoon

D. Southwest monsoon

Ans: B

28. Consider the following statement(s) is/are related to Himalayan Range?

I. It form the highest mountain range in the world, extending 2,500 km over northern India .

II. Bounded by the Indus river in the west and the Brahmaputra in the east, the three parallel ranges, the Himadri, Himachal and Shivaliks have deep canyons gorged by the rivers flowing into the Gangetic plain.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
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A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II

29. Which of the following factor is characterises by the cold weather season in India?

A. Warm days and warm nights

B. Warm days and cold nights

C. Cool days and cold nights

D. Cold days and warm nights

30. Which one of the following describes the drainage patterns resembling the branches of a tree?

A. Radial

B. Centrifugal

C. Dendritic

D. Trellis

31. In which of the following states is the Wular Lake located?
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A. Rajasthan

B. Punjab

C. Uttar Pradesh

D. Jammu and Kashmir

32. The river Narmada is originate from…..

A. Satpura

B. Amarkantak

C. Brahmagiri

D. Slopes of the Western Ghats

33. Which one of the following lakes is a salt water lake?

A. Sambhar

B. Wular

C. Dal

D. Gobind Sagar

34. Which one of the following is the longest river of the Peninsular India?

A. Narmada

B. Godavari

C. Krishma

D. Mahanadi

35. Which one amongst the following rivers flows through a rift valley?

A. Damodar

B. Tapi

C. Tungabhadra

D. Both A & B

36. A landmass bounded by sea on three sides is referred to as

A. Coast

B. Peninsula

C. Island

D. None of the above

37. Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India forming its boundary with Myanmar are collectively called as

A. Himachal

B. Purvanchal

C. Uttaranchal

D. None of the above

38. The Western Coastal strip, south of Goa is referred to as

A. Coromandal

B. Kannad

C. Konkan

D. Northern Circar

39. The highest peak in the Eastern Ghats is

A. Anai Mudi

B. Mahendragiri

C. Kanchenjunga

D. Khasi

40. Which one of the following describes the drainage patterns resembling the branches of a tree?

A. Radial

B. Centrifugal

C. Dendritic

D. Trellis

41. In which of the following states is the Wular Lake located?

A. Rajasthan

B. Punjab

C. Uttar Pradesh

D. Jammu and Kashmir

42. The river Narmada is originate from…..

A. Satpura

B. Amarkantak

C. Brahmagiri

D. Slopes of the Western Ghats

43. Which one of the following lakes is a salt water lake?

A. Sambhar

B. Wular

C. Dal

D. Gobind Sagar

44. Which one of the following is the longest river of the Peninsular India?

A. Narmada

B. Godavari

C. Krishma

D. Mahanadi

45. Which one amongst the following rivers flows through a rift valley?

A. Damodar

B. Tapi

C. Tungabhadra

D. Both A & B

46. A landmass bounded by sea on three sides is referred to as

A. Coast

B. Peninsula

C. Island

D. None of the above

47. Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India forming its boundary with Myanmar are collectively called as

A. Himachal

B. Purvanchal

C. Uttaranchal

D. None of the above

48. The Western Coastal strip, south of Goa is referred to as

A. Coromandal

B. Kannad

C. Konkan

D. Northern Circar

49. The highest peak in the Eastern Ghats is

A. Anai Mudi

B. Mahendragiri

C. Kanchenjunga

D. Khasi

50. Which of the following state is not crossed by the Tropic of Cancer?

A. Rajasthan

B. Chhattisgarh

C. Odisha

D. Tripura

51. Which is the easternmost longitude of India?

A. 97° 25′ E

B. 77° 6′ E
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C. 68° 7′ E

D. 82° 32′ E

52. Which of the following country have common frontier with the Indian State like Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim?

A. China

B. Nepal

C. Bhutan

D. Myanmar

53. Which of the following Union Territories of India will best suited for summer vacation, if you choose Kavarati to visit?

A. Pondicherry

B. Andaman and Nicobar

C. Lakshadweep

D. Diu and Daman

54. Which of the following the country does not share land boundary with India?

A. Bhutan

B. Bangladesh

C. Tajikistan

D. Nepal

Ans: C

55. Which of the following is called the Southernmost Himalayas?

A. Siwaliks

B. Himadri

C. Himachal

D. None of the above

56. What is the another name of Sahyadris?

A. Aravali

B. Western Ghats

C. Himadri

D. None of the above

57. Where does the Palk Strait lies?

A. Sri Lanka and Maldives

B. India and Sri Lanka

C. India and Maldives

D. Both A & B

58. Which of the following is popular name of the Indian islands in the Arabian Sea?

A. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

B. Lakshadweep Islands

C. Maldives

D. Both A & D

59. Which of the following is the oldest mountain range in India?

A. Aravali Mountains

B. Western Ghats

C. Himalayas

D. Both A & C

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