UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements about the 'Great Indian Desert'.
    1. This region lies in the North-West of the Aravali hills, has arid climate.
    2. During the Mesozoic era, this region was under the sea.
    3. This was proven by the marine deposits found around Brahmsar, Jaisalmer which date back to 180 million years.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2

    B)                     2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Great Indian Desert lies to the North-West of the Aravali hills. It is a land of undulating topography dotted with longitudinal dunes and barchans. Thar region receives a very low rainfall and has arid climate. It is believed that during the Mesozoic era, this region was under the sea. This can be identified by the evidence available at Wood Fossils park at .Aakal and Marine deposits around Brahmsar near Jaisalmer. The approximate age of the wooden-fossils is estimated to be 180 million years.

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