UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Consider the following statements regarding red soil.                                   
    1. It is formed by the leaching process in heavy rainfall areas of tropical India.                  
    2. The content of essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and lime is sufficient in this soil. 
    3. The soil is acidic in nature.                                                          
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?                                  

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  Only 2                 

    C)                Only 3             

    D)  All of these                          

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Red soil is formed due to weathering of igneous and metamorphic rocks. The red soils are poor in lime, magnesia, phosphates, nitrogen and humus, but are fairly rich in potash. These soils are acidic in nature.

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