UPSC preliminary 2015 questions and solutions with explanations.

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UPSC preliminary 2015 questions and solutions with explanations.

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
  1. Vamsadhara
  2. Indravati
  3. Pranahita
  4. Pennar
Which of the above are tributaries of Godavari?
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
2, 3 and 4 only
C
1, 2 and 4 only
D
2 and 3 only
Question 1 Explanation: 
Pranhita is the River which flows on the border of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra and Adilabad district in Telangana. Pranhita is the name given to the combined flow of the rivers Wardha and Wainganga
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following regions of India has a combination of mangrove forest, evergreen forest and deciduous forest?
A
North Coastal Andhra Pradesh
B
South-West Bengal
C
Southern Saurashtra
D
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Mizoram
In which of the above States do "Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests' occur?
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species?
A
Tropical moist deciduous forest
B
Tropical rain forest
C
Tropical thorn scrub forest
D
Temperate forest with grasslands
Question 4 Explanation: 
Teak is a tropical hardwood, a large deciduous tree that is dominant in mixed hardwood forests.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation, an initiative of six countries, which of the following is /are not a participant/participants?
  1. Bangladesh
  2. Cabodia
  3. China
  4. Myanmar
  5. Thailand
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 only
B
2, 3 and 4
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 5
Question 5 Explanation: 
Explanation:The Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) is an initiative by six countries – India and five ASEAN countries, namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam launched in 2000 at Vientiane http://www.mea.gov.in/Portal/ForeignRelation/Brief_on_MGC_for_MEA_website-Final.pdf
There are 5 questions to complete.

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