Test: Population - 3


30 Questions MCQ Test Geography for UPSC (Civil Services) Prelims | Test: Population - 3


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QUESTION: 1

Which of the following migration of population does not change the size of the population?

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Internal migration does not change the size of the population, but changes the distribution of population within the nation.

QUESTION: 2

When did the National Population Policy come into effect?

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National Population Policy of India was formulated in the year 2000 with the long term objective of achieving a stable population by 2045, at a level consistent with the requirements of sustainable economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.

QUESTION: 3

What year is considered a great demographic divide in India?

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QUESTION: 4

Which of the following factors are responsible for sparse population?

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Sparse means disbursed populated or thinly populated. Due to rugged terrain and unfavorable climate make it difficult for habitants to survive.

QUESTION: 5

A large proportion of children in a population is a result of :

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QUESTION: 6

Which one of the following is the most significant feature of the Indian population?

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The most significant feature of the Indian population is the size of its adolescent population. It constitutes one-fifth of the total population of India. Adolescents are generally grouped in the age-group of 10 to 19 years. They are the most important resource for the future.

QUESTION: 7

What is sex ratio?

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QUESTION: 8

Which movement of the people across regions and territories does not change the size of the population?

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Migration is the movement of people across regions and territories. Migration can be internal (within the country) or international (between the countries). Internal migration does not change the size of the population but influences the distribution of population within the nation. Migration plays a very significant role in changing the composition and distribution of a population.

QUESTION: 9

Which is the most populous state of India?

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QUESTION: 10

Which of the following union territories of India has a very low population?

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Lakshadweep is the least populates union territory in India. It has population of just 64,473 which accounts the 0.01% of the total Indian population.

QUESTION: 11

The magnitude of population growth refers to :

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QUESTION: 12

The main cause for the high growth of our population is ?

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QUESTION: 13

Which state has the lowest population ?

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The least populated state in the country is Sikkim with a population of 6,07,688.

QUESTION: 14

What percentage of India’s population resides in the most populated state of India, Uttar Pradesh?

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QUESTION: 15

The number of people in different age groups is referred as :

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QUESTION: 16

What is the average sex ratio of India as per 2001 census ?

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As per information received from Office of Registrar General of India (RGI), the sex ratio of total population by residence has shown growth from 933 females per 1,000 males in 2001 to 943 females per 1,000 males in 2011.

QUESTION: 17

The total area of India accounts for how much percent of the world’s area?

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The total area of Indian land man is around 3.28 million kmsq. This implies that the total areas of india accounts for about 2.4% of the total geographical area of the world. 

QUESTION: 18

Which of the following is an important social indicator to measure the extent of equality between males and females in a society at a given time?

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QUESTION: 19

In how many years is the official enumeration of population carried out for census?

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QUESTION: 20

As per 2001 census, which of the following states has the least density of population?

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QUESTION: 21

Which among the following is included in the policy framework of NPP 2000?

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QUESTION: 22

Almost half of India’s population lives in just five states. Which one of the following is not one of these five populous states?

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QUESTION: 23

What percentage of India’s population lives in Rajasthan, the biggest state in terms of area?

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Rajasthan is the largest state in size, its population contributes to only 5.5% of the total population of India. This uneven distribution of the population is due to the varying population density of the country. Population density = the total number of people per unit of area. Also, population density is largely dependent on the geographical location and geological factors. Therefore, states like Assam, Himachal Pradesh, and other hilly terrains have a lower density of population. While the northern plains and coastal areas like Kerala, West Bengal, and Maharashtra have very high population density.

QUESTION: 24

The country that has a higher population density than India is :

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QUESTION: 25

A large proportion of children in a population is a result of:

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QUESTION: 26

A large proportion of children in a population is a result of:

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The state with the lowest population density is Arunachal Pradesh and the Union Territory with the lowest density of population is Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The Union Territory with the highest population density is Delhi.

QUESTION: 27

Name the state having the highest percentage of literacy level :

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According to Census 2011, Kerala has the highest total literacy rate and female literacy rate.

QUESTION: 28

Which is the most populous country of the world?

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QUESTION: 29

What is the rank of India among the population of different countries of the world?

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QUESTION: 30

Which state is the most populous state according to 2001 Census?

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