Class X NTSE 2020-21 – Most expected Geography Questions with Answers


Written By Avinash Sharan

22nd April 2020

 Class X NTSE 2020-21 – Geography,  will help the students to prepare more precisely for Your N.T.S.E.

Here, we are providing you with topic-wise filtered multiple-choice questions for class X.

This section has 25-30 selected and expected questions from each chapter which covers the entire syllabus of C.B.S.E. board. Link for NTSE Syllabus.

Two chapters in one page has been prepared for the convenience of students.

NTSE – II,  class X – Geography is also providing the answer key to check your answers after attempting the questions.

For the first two chapters of NTSE CLASS X GEOGRAPHY, you may visit

Class  X NTSE Stage-I- 2020-21-Geography

Water resources and Drainage

1. ________% of the total volume of world’s water is estimated to  exist as oceans.

a. 95.5

b. 96.5

c. 97.5

d. 70

2. India ranks ______ in the world in terms of water availability per person per annum.

a. 113

b) 123

c) 133

d) 143

3. A state with ample water resources but is still facing water scarcity.

a) Meghalaya

b) Punjab

c) Andhra Pradesh

d) Bihar

4. Who proclaimed Dams as the “Temples of modern India”?

a) Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

b) Mahatma Gandhi

c) Baba Amte

d) Sunder Lal Bahuguna

5. In the 14thcentury, the tank in Hauz Khas Delhi was constructed by

a) Chandragupta Maurya

b. Babur

c. Iltutmish

d. Razia Sultan

6.Name the state where almost all the houses traditionally had tanks

a Maharashtra

b. Tamil Nadu

c. Rajasthan

d. Gujarat

7. What are “Guls” and “Kuls”?

a. Tributaries of river Jhelum

b. underground water tanks

c. Reservoirs

d) diversion channels

8. Name the dam which is built across the river Narmada in Gujarat.

a. Sardar sarovar dam

b. Maharana Pratap dam

c. Nagarjun sagar dam

d) Rihand dam

9. When is world water day celebrated? (HOTS)

a) 21stMarch

b. 22ndMarch

c) 21stJune

d. 22ndJune

10. Which is the first state in India to make roof top harvesting compulsory to all the houses? (HOTS)

a) Rajasthan

b) Andhra Pradesh

c) Karnataka

d) Tamilnadu

HOTS Questions

11. What is Palar Pani

a. River water

b. Underground water

c. Rain water

d. Pond water

12. At what time the rainfall is usually recorded in India? 

a. 6.00 am

b. 8.00 am

c. 4.00 pm

d. 6.00 pm

13. Groundwater is accessed by

a. Drip irrigation

b. Constructing canals

c. Drilling wells

d. Rain gauge

14. Which two rivers are the tributaries of Ganga

a) Kosi and Mahanadi

b) Ghagra and Kosi

c) Ghagra and Narmada

d) Kosi and Indus

15. It is predicted that nearly 2 billion people will live in absolute water scarcity in the year

a. 2015

b. 2020

c. 2025

d. 2030

16. Narmada and Tapi rivers flow in

a. Arabian sea

b. Bay of Bengal

c. Mansarovar Lake

d. SambharLake

17. The two headstreams of river Ganga are

a. Alaknanda and Gangotri

b. Gangotri and  Gandak

c. Bhagirathi and Dakshin Ganga

d. Alaknanda and Bhagirathi

18. Which one of the following is not a tributary of Ganga from the peninsular uplands?

a. Chambal

b. Son

c. Kosi

d. Betwa

19. Dibang and Lohit are the tributaries of

a. Indus

b. Brahmaputra

c. Chambal

d. Godawari

20. Which of the following rivers do not form delta

a. Mahanadi

b. Godawari

c. Kaveri

d. Tapi

Frequently asked  NTSE questions (Geography)

21. Bhimtal, Nainital and Loktak are the names of ___________

a. Fresh water lakes

b. Salt water lakes

c. Tributaries

d. Lagoons

22. Which one of the following is not a salt water lake

a. Chilika

b. Pulicat

c. Dal

d. Sambhar

23. Which one of the following describes the drainage patterns resembling the branches of a tree?

a. Radial

b. Dendritic

c. Trellis

d. Rectangular

24. Ox-Bow lakes are formed by the rivers in its ______ course

a. Upper

b. Middle

c. Lower

d. None of the above.

25. Which one of the following is a riverine island?

a. Majuli

b. Sunderbans

c. Nicobar

d. Lakshadweep

Class  X NTSE Stage-I- 2020-21-Geography


1 b. 96.5    2. c) 133    3. a) Meghalaya    4.  a) Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru    5. c. Iltutmish    6.  c. Rajasthan    7. d) diversion channels   

8  a. Sardar  sarovar dam    9. b. 22nd March    10. d) Tamilnadu    11.  c. Rain water    12.  b. 8.00 am    13.  c. Drilling wells   

14.  b) Ghagra and Kosi   15.  c. 2025    16.  a. Arabian sea   17. d. Alaknanda and Bhagirathi    18.  c. Kosi    19. b. Brahmaputra   

20.  d. Tapi    21.  a. Fresh water lakes    22.  c. Dal    23.  b. Dendritic    24.  b. Middle    25.  a. Majuli

Class  X NTSE Stage-I- 2020-21-Geography


1 Agriculture contributes____________ to the national income of India.

a. 33%

b. 22%

c. 40%

d. none of these.

2. The crop that is used both, as food and fodder

a. ragi

b. jowar

c. maize

d. jute

3. Rabi crops are sown in

a. summer

b. winter

c. Monsoon

d. none of these

4. Which out of the following is a Rabi crop

a. barley

b. maize

c. soyabean

d. sugarcane

5. Jhumming in Brazil is called

a. Masole

b. Roca

c. Ladang

d. Milpa

6. What is “Boro”?

a. Rabi crop

b. Kharif crop

c. Zaid crop

d. none of these

7. Ragi is rich in

a. Zinc

b. iodine

c. Phosphorous

d. iron

8. Which one of the following are not the characteristics of commercial farming?

a. farming is done for profit

b. Transportation and communication plays an important role

c. Plots of land are fragmented

d. advanced technology is used.

9. Which crop is also known as “golden fibre”?

a. Cotton

b. jute

c. natural silk

d. hemp

10.Which schemes were introduced by the government for the benefit of farmers?

a. MSP

b. KCC


d. All of these

HOTS Questions

11.Which is not a millet?

a. Groundnut

b. Ragi

c. Jowar

d. Bajra

12. In which type of farming a single crop is grown on a large scale?

a. subsistence farming

b. commercial farming

c. mixed farming

d. Plantation farming

13. A type of farming which is practiced in areas of high population density on land.

a. commercial farming

b. Terrace farming

c. Intensive subsistence farming

d. primitive subsistence farming

14. India is the largest producer and consumer of _________ in the world?

a. wheat

b. Jute

c. pulses

d. coffee

15. Safeda, Dussehri and Langra are the varieties of ____________

a. Oranges

b. Mangoes

c. Bananas

d. Guavas

16. Pears, Apricots and Walnuts are mainly fruits of __________ region.

a. Tropical

b. Temperate

c. Mediterranean

d. Desert

17. The Arabica variety, initially brought from Yemen , is produced in India. Name the crop?

a. Tea

b. Coffee

c. Grapes

d. Pineapple

18. Bhoodan and Gramdan movement was initiated by _______

a. Acharya Vinoba Bhave

b. Baba Amte

c. Ram Chandra Reddy

d. Sunder Lal Bahuguna.

19. Which one do not fall in the category of oil seeds?

a. sesame

b. Castor

c. Barley

d. coconut

20. Aus, Aman and Boro are the varieties of

a. paddy

b. wheat

c. jute

d. millets

Frequently asked questions in NTSE

21. Which one of the following is a Leguminous crop?

a. Jowar

b. Millets

c. Pulses

d. sesamum

22. Which one of the following is announced by the government in support of a crop?

a. maximum support price

b. minimum support price

c. moderate support price

d. moral support price.

23. A revolt in 1917 by the farmers of Champaran was because__________

a. they were forced to grow cotton

b. they were forced to grow jute

c. they were forced to grow indigo

d. they were forced to grow silk

24. Production of both fruit and vegetables is known as________

a. sericulture

b. horticulture

c. mixed farming

d. multiple cropping

25. India is called an agrarian country because

a. two-thirds of Indian population is engaged in agricultural activities

b. agriculture contributes maximum to the GDP

c. varieties of crops are grown in India

d. People of India loves farming.

Class  X NTSE Stage-I- 2020-21-Geography


 1  b. 22%    2.  c. maize    3.  b. winter    4.  c. soya bean    5.  b. Roca    6.  b. Kharif crop    7.  d. iron   

8.  c. Plots of land are fragmented    9. b. jute    10.  d. All of these    11.  a. Groundnut    12.  d. Plantation farming   

13.  c. Intensive subsistence farming    14.  c. pulses    15.  b. Mangoes    16.  b. Temperate    17.  b. Coffee     

18.  a. Acharya Vinoba Bhave    19.  c. Barley    20.  a. paddy    21.  c. Pulses    22.  b. minimum support price   

23.  c. they were forced to grow indigo    24.  b. horticulture    25.  a. two-thirds of Indian population is engaged in agricultural


Class  X NTSE Stage-I- 2020-21-Geography


Students are requested to revise class IX Geography questions also…d-ntse-questions/ which is very important.

NTSE Geography syllabus covers almost all the important chapters from class VI to X. Read only from NCERT book.

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