UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    The physical topography of the Peninsular plateau is Senile in nature. Consider the following statements in this regard.
    1. The Aravali is a relict mountain range and an important part of the water divide of India.
    2. The Deccan lava plateau is an elevated table land and is a consequence of fissure eruption.
    3. The Rajmahal Garo Gap separates the Shillong plateau from the rest part of the Peninsular plateau.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  1 and 2

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Aravali is the oldest mountain range in India and, it faced long duration of erosional activity. The Deccan lava plateau is product of basaltic lava flow caused by fissure eruption during the cretaceous and subsequent period. Rocks of the Indian Peninsular Plateau re-appear in Meghalaya and form a rectangular block known as the Shillong-Plateau or the Meghalaya Plateau. This plateau has been separated from the main block of Indian Plateau by a wide stretch of alluvial lowland called the Garo-Rajmahal Gap.

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