IAS Exam Questions Environment

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IAS Exam Questions

This article will cover most important IAS Exam Questions on Environment.

IAS Exam Questions

Subject – Environment

Ever since, the preliminary examination for Indian Forest Services (IFS) has been clubbed with Civil Services Prelims, the weightage allocated to the Environmental Questions has considerably increased. Naturally, it calls for greater attention. Students can no longer afford to overlook this section.

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The quiz comprises of questions as per the latest trend and analysis of the UPSC Civil Services paper. The Quiz is designed by students who have qualified Civil Services previously.

1. Methane (CH4) is one of the six greenhouse gases under the Kyoto protocol. Which of the following is/are sources of methane?

1. combustion of fossil fuels
2. wetlands
3. automobiles

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
 
 
 
 

Question 1 of 10

2. Which of these pairs are correctly matched ?

1. Minamata convention : mercury
2. Stockholm convention : persistent organic pollutants
3. Basel convention : lead

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
 
 
 
 

Question 2 of 10

3. In context of environment, the term “dirty dozen” refers to which of the following ?
 
 
 
 

Question 3 of 10

4. A bio fertilizer helps in increasing the supply of primary nutrients to plants. Which of the following is/are examples of bio fertilizers?

1. Azotobacter
2. Rhizobium
3. Azospirillium

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
 
 
 
 

Question 4 of 10

5. Some regions are marked as ‘biodiversity hotspots’ on account of their endemism and threat. Which of the followng regions in India is/are a biodiversity hotspot?

1. western ghats
2. eastern ghats
3. eastern himalayas
4. western himalays

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
 
 
 
 

Question 5 of 10

6. Trichoderma harzianum has proved a useful microorganism for ________.
 
 
 
 

Question 6 of 10

7. Consider the following statements :

1. No human activity is allowed inside tiger reserves.
2. Tourism is allowed in national parks.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
 
 
 
 

Question 7 of 10

8. The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 provides for various categories of protected areas. These include:

1. National parks
2. Wildlife sanctuaries
3. Biosphere reserve
4. Tiger reserves

Select the correct answer using the codes given below
 
 
 
 

Question 8 of 10

9. Increased level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would impact the plants in many ways. These can be:

1. decrease in photosynthetic productivity of plants.
2. Proliferation of weeds.
3. Increase in number of insects and other pests.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
 
 
 
 

Question 9 of 10

10. Lantana – know as Phool Lakhri in local parlance, is a shrub found in abundance in Himachal Pradesh.

1. It is a toxic weed and has affected the mountain diversity of the state.
2. Lantana species are widely cultivated for their flowers.
3. It is endemic to India.
4. It is considered as potential fire hazard and it is combustible even when green.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct about it?
 
 
 
 

Question 10 of 10


 

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Pattern of Paper I (General Studies)

Marks: 200

Negative: 0.66

Duration: Two Hours

Number of Questions: 100

Recommended Resources for Environment

NCERT Biology Class 12 (Chapters 13-16)

NCERT Chemistry, Class 12 Part 2 (Chapters 12-14)

ICSE Books on Environment Classes 8 – 10

Down to Earth Magazine

Notes from Mrunal

Environment based articles from The Hindu

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  • Sahil

    7/10.
    Mam plz put more questions per quiz

    • AMIT CHAUDHARY

      Point noted Sahil.
      We will definitely work on it

  • Raja

    Dear Mockbank,
    In the QNo 1, combustion of fossil fuel cannot be the source of Methane generation.

    • Raja, the bulk of energy related methane emissions arise from methane release during fossil fuel extraction and transportation. Some methane is also produced during fossil fuel combustion, with sources such as fossil fueled power stations, transport and heating all being significant contributors to atmospheric methane concentrations.

      • Raja

        FYI, Methane itself is the fuel, it will not be produced during fossil fuel combustion.

        • Methane is the main component of natural gas, hence a fuel itself, sure. But that does not mean it is not produced in chemical reactions on combustion of other fossil fuels.

          As a matter of fact, the largest human source of methane emissions is from the production, distribution and combustion of fossil fuels. This is responsible for 33% of human methane emissions.

    • Sahil

      Fossil fuel combustion is very much a source of methane production.

      • Raja

        Can u share some authentic source or link here…?