UPSC Geography Prelims Questions 📚

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If you are going to prepare for the UPSC exam and looking for the Geography Prelims exams,  then this is the right place for you. Here we will share the list of the previous year’s Geography questions for Prelims. These will help you to practice and analyze the pattern of the Geography questions.

Geography Questions in UPSC Prelims📑

Below you can find the year-wise questions bank of the Geography questions that has come in the UPSC examinations.


1. Consider the following pairs: 

Region often mentioned in the news: Country

Anatolia Turkey

Amhara Ethiopia

Cabo Delgado Spain

Catalonia Italy

How many pairs given above are correctly matched?

(a) Only one pair

(b) Only two pairs

(c) Only three pairs

(d) All four pairs

2. Which one of the lakes of West Africa has become dry and turned into a desert?

Lake Victoria

Lake Faguibine

Lake Oguta

Lake Volta

3. Gandikota canyon of South India was created by which one of the following rivers ?

(a) Cauvery

(b) Manjira

(c) Pennar

(d) Tungabhadra

4. Consider the following pairs:

Peak Mountains

Namcha Barwa Garhwal Himalaya

Nanda Devi Kumaon Himalaya

Nokrek Sikkim Himalaya

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 3 only

5. The term “Levant” often heard in the news roughly corresponds to which of the following regions?

(a) Region along the eastern Mediterranean shores

(b) Region along North African shores stretching from Egypt to Morocco

(c) Region along Persian Gulf and Horn of Africa

(d) The entire coastal Mediterranean Sea of areas

6. Consider the following countries:






Which of the above have borders with Afghanistan?

(a) 1, 2 and 5 only

(b) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 3, 4 and 5 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

 7. With reference to India, consider the following statements:

Monazite is a source of rare earths.

Monazite contains thorium.

Monazite occurs naturally in the entire Indian coastal sands in India.

In India, Government bodies only can process or export monazite.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1, 2 and 4 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

8. In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year normally occurs in the:

(a) First half of the month of June

(b) Second half of the month of June

(c) First half of the month of July

(d) Second half of the month of July

9. Consider the following States:

Andhra Pradesh


Himachal Pradesh


How many of the above are generally known as tea-producing States?

(a) Only one State

(b) Only two States

(C) Only three States

(d) All four States

10. Consider the following pairs:

Reservoirs : States

Ghataprabha : Telangana

Gandhi Sagar : Madhya Pradesh

Indira Sagar : Andhra Pradesh

Maithon : Chhattisgarh

How many pairs given above are not correctly matched?

(a) Only one pair

(b) Only two pairs PAY

(c) Only three pairs

(d) All four pairs

11. With reference to the “Tea Board” in India, consider the following statements:

The Tea Board is a statutory body.

It is a regulatory body attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

The Tea Board’s Head Office is situated in Bengaluru.

The Board has overseas offices at Dubai and Moscow.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 2 and 4

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 1 and 4

12. Consider the following statements:

High clouds primarily reflect solar radiation and cool the surface of the Earth.

Low clouds have a high absorption of infrared radiation emanating from the Earth’s surface and thus cause warming effect.

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

13.“System of Rice Intensification” of cultivation, in which alternate wetting and drying of rice fields is practiced, results in:

Reduced seed requirement

Reduced methane production

Reduced electricity consumption

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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Which question bank is best for UPSC Prelims?

You can refer to the above question bank that we have attached in the above blog to get the previous year questions of many years that has appeared in the UPSC Prelims examinations.

How to prepare for UPSC Prelims geography?

You can easily prepare for the examination by following a proper strategy and a defined time table consistently.

How many questions asked from geography in UPSC Prelims?

There is no set number of questions that will be asked in the UPSC prelims for the Geography, it depends on the examination to examination.

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