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Previous Year Questions of CDSE on Indian Climate

SSBInsights Team
10 Nov 2017

                                   CLIMATE INDIA

1997 I

1                    Coromandal coast of India receives its highest amount of rain during

(a) January-February   (b) March-May                        (c) June-September     (d) October-November

1997 II

1                    In the subcontinent of India, the region frequently affected by tropical cyclones is the

(a) Gujrat coast                       (b) Coromandal coast              (c) Kokan coast                       (d) Malabar  coast           

1999 II

1          The mean monthly temperature in centigrade and rainfall in cm in the given diagram represent climate conditions obtaining at:

            (a) Kolkata      (b) Kochi         (c) Mumbai      (d) Marmgao

2002 I

1          The climate of India is mainly tropical because

            (a) of the location of Himalayas in its North                          (b) the major part of India lies within the tropics

            (c) of the over-powering influence of Indian Ocean              (d) of the seasonal influence of jet streams


1          On Western portion of India’s map, shaded area shows Cyclone affected area/Drought prone areas/Flood prone areas/Tidal affected areas

 2003 I

1          The winter rains in North-Western India are caused by the

            (a)Westerly depressions                      (b) Retreating monsoons         (c) Trade winds           (d) South-Westerly monsoons

2003 II

1.         Assertion A  Bulk of the rainfall of the Coromandal Coast is derived from depressions and cyclones.

Reason R The low pressure conditions, which once prevailed over north-western India get transferred to the center of Bay of Bengal by early November.

(a)        (b)        (c)        (d)


2          Consider the following statements:

The south –west monsoons cause heavy rainfall in the Shillong plateau

The north-west monsoons cause the rainfall over Orissa coast during winter

Which of these statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only         (b) 2 only         (c) Both 1 and 2                      (d) Neither 1 nor 2

2004 I

1          Among the following places average rainfall is highest at:

            (a) Chennai      (b) Kolkata      (c) Shillong      (d) Thiruvananthpuram

2004 II

1          Consider the following statements

1          The Northeast Monsoon, commonly known as the winter monsoon blows from Sea to Land

2          The Southwest monsoon, commonly known as the Summer monsoon blows from Land to the Sea

3          The Southwest monsoon brings most of the rainfall during the year in the country

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

(a) 3 only         (b) 1 and 2       (c) 2 and 3       (d) 1 and 3

2006 II

1          Which one of the following topographic units receives the first monsoon in summer?

            (a) Western Ghats       (b) Himalaya   (c) Meghalaya Plateau             (d) Eastern Ghasts


2          With reference to the climate of India, the Western disturbances originate over which one of the following?

            (a) Arabian Sea                       (b) Baltic Sea              (c) Caspian Sea                       (d) Mediterranean Sea

2008 I

1          Consider the following statements:

            The South-West monsoon originates in India due to

            1 low pressure in the Punjab plain                                          2 high pressure in areas of South India          

3 equatorial low being filled by descending air current          4 the Himalayas

Which of the statements above are correct? 

(a) 1 and 4 only                       (b) 1 and 2 only                       (c) 1 and 3 only                       (d) 2 and 4 only

2009 II

1          Assertion A  Convectional rains occur during pre monsoon summers in India

      Reason R       Such rains occur due to adiabatic cooling

(a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

2010 I

1          Which of the following statements with regards to rainfall in India is/are correct?

1        Most of the rainfall in India is due to the South-West monsoon

2     In south India rainfall decreases away from the Eastern Ghats

            Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)    1 only        (b) 2only          (c) Both 1 and 2                      (d) Neither 1 nor 2

2010 II

1          During the Indian monsoon season

      (a) The westerly jet streams alone exist in the Indian region

      (b) The esterly jet streams alone exist in the Indian region

      (c) Both westerly and easterly jet streams exist in the Indian region

      (d) Both westerly and easterly jet streams disappear

2011 I

1          The rainfall distribution pattern over the Ganges basin decreases from the

            (a) west to east and north to south                 (b) east to west and north to south

            (c) west to east and south to north                 (d) east to west and south to north

2011 II

1          ‘El Nino’ associated with the formation of the South West Monsoons of India is

            (a) an abnormally warm ocean current            (b) a periodic warm air mass   (c) a periodic warm wind       

            (d) a periodic low pressure center


2          Statement I El Nino is a temperature rising phenomenon over the Pacific Ocean and usually causes dry monsoons in South Asia

            Statement II tsunamis are usually not noticed as the massive ocean waves move silently but assume destructive form as these travel through shallow waters of continental shelves.

            (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

2015 II

1          Which of the following are major factors responsible for monsoon type of climate in India?

            1 Location       2 Thermal contrast      3 Upper air circulation                        4 The Himalayan Mountains

            Select the correct answer using the code given below

            (a) 1 and 4 only                       (b) 1, 2, 3 and 4                       (c) 2, 3 and 4               (d) 1, 2 and 3

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