Previous Year Questions General Awareness for CDS & AFCAT: 15th January

Previous year questions must be prepared when it comes to the preparation of CDS & CAPF examinations. Defenceadda is providing you with the previous year questions of General Awareness

Q1. Which among the following Rajdhani trains covers the longest distance? 
(a) 2433 Chennai Central
(b) 2431 Trivandrum Central
(c) 2435 Dibrugarh Town
(d) 2429 Bangluru City Junction

Q2. Which one of the following places is not located on the bank or river Ganga?  
(a) Uttarkashi
(b) Kanpur
(c) Fatehpur
(d) Bhagalpur

Q3. Which water body separates Australia from New Zealand? 
(a) Cook Straits
(b) Magellan
(c) Tasman Sea
(d) Great Barrier Reef

Q4. Which one of the following is not associated with monsoon climate in India?  
(a) El Nino temporary warm currents
(b) South-Equatorial warm currents of Indian Ocean
(c) Western disturbances
(d) Cyclones of Bay of Bengal

Q5. Which one of die following statements is not correct regarding the Himalayas?  
(a) Himalayas have nappe and recumbent folds
(b) Himalayas rose up from the Tethys Sea
(c) Himalayas contain three mountain ranges-Siwaliks, Great Himalayas and Kunlun Ranges
(d) The orogeny took place in the Tertiary Era

Q6. Which one of the following statements on biosphere reserves is not correct?  
(a) In 1971, UNESCO launched a worldwide programme on man and biosphere
(b) Biosphere reserves promote research on ecological conservation
(c) Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is located in Madhya Pradesh
(d) Biosphere reserves are multipurpose protected areas to preserve the genetic diversity in ecosystems

Q7. If the earth did not have an atmosphere, temperature extremes between day and night would  
(a) increase
(b) decrease
(c) stay the same
(d) fluctuate rapidly

Q8. Consider the following places of Kashmir region  
(1) Sri Nagar 
(2) Gilgit 
(3) Kargil 
(4) Banihal 
Arrange the above place from North to South using the code given below 
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 4, 3, 2, 1
(c) 2, 3, 1, 4
(d) 2, 1, 3, 4

Q9. Which one of the following is a correct sequence in the increasing order of salinity concentration?  
(a) Gulf of California, Baltic Sea, Red Sea, North Sea
(b) Baltic Sea, North Sea, Gulf of California, Red Sea
(c) Red Sea, Gulf of California, North Sea, Baltic: Sea
(d) North Sea, Gulf of California, Baltic Sea, Red Sea

Q10. Which among the following pairs are correct?  
1.Cirque and Col     -        Glacial topo graphy
2. Barkhans and Yardans- Desert topography 
3. Eddies and Potholes-     Fluvial topography 
Select the correct answer using the code given below 
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3


S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. The Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani (12431/32) is the longest running Rajdhani Express train, which covers about 3, 149 km. It runs from Thiruvanathapuram Central (Kerala) to Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi). Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala.

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is generally known as a holy town close to Rishikesh.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. The Tasman Sea separates Australia from New Zealand.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. The south Equatorial Current is a significant Pacific, Atlantic, and India Ocean current that flows east-to-west between the equator and about 20 degrees south.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Himalayas contain three mountain ranges the Himadri (greater Himalaya), Himachal (lesser Himalaya) and the Shiwaliks (outer Himalaya).

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is located in Uttarakhand. It was inscribed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. If a planet has no atmosphere, all of the sunlight which strikes it reaches the surface, and usually 90% or more of that is absorbed and 10% or less is reflected back into space. Thus the temperature will increase.

S8. As.(c)
Sol. Kashmir region from North to South is Gilgit-Kargil-Sri Nagar-Banihal

S9. Ans.(b)

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. 1. Cirque and coal – Glacial Topography
2. Barkhans and Yardans – Desert topography
3. Eddies and Potholes – Fluvial topography

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