UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements about Eastern hills or mountains.
    1. These parts of the Himalayas mountain system have general alignment in East-West direction.
    2. These are low altitude hills inhabited by numerous tribal groups practising Jhum cultivation.
    3. The Molassis basin of Mizoram has soft and unconsolidated soil deposits.
    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: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Eastern hills or mountains have their general alignment from the North-South direction. They are known by different local names such as Patkai Bum, Naga hills, Mizo hills or Lushai hills. These hills are low and are inhibited by numerous tribal groups practising Jhum cultivation. Most of these ranges are separated by small rivers, The State of Mizoram which is also known as the the 'Molassis basin' which is made up of soft unconsolidated deposits. Two rivers of Mizoram and Manipur are the tributaries of the Barak river, which in turn is the tributary of Meghna river.

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