Soils of India QUESTIONS

Exam NameSoils of India QUESTIONS
DescriptionSoils of India QUESTIONS and Answers exams contains the questions from various competitive exams.These questions are the part of previous year paper.These kind of questions would be helpful in preparing for exams like IAS, PCS, UPSC, NDA, CDS SSC, RRB, PSC, IBPS

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Question: Which of the following is not cited as a reason for the colour of black soil ?

Answer:Preponderance of Phosphorus

Question: The term Regur is used for-

Answer:Black Soil

Question: Soluble salt content of soil is determined by measuring its-

Answer:Electrical Conductivity

Question: Degree of soil salinity is indicated by as:

Answer:Total Soluble salt content

Question: A PH value of 7.0 denotes that the soil reaction is:


Question: Consider the following statements:
1. The light sandy red and yellow soils in Balaghat, Durg, and Raipur districts are if alluvial origin.
2.In Tamil Nadu, the red soils occupy over two third of its total area.
3. The red soils of Burdwan , Birbhum and Bankura are derived and transported from Chota Nagpur plateau.

Which of the Statement(s) given above is/are correct ?

Answer:1,2 and 3 only

Question: When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this colour ?

Answer:Presence of ferric oxides

Question: If the soil pH 9.2 then the soil is-


Question: Cotton is facing competition from Sugarcane in the region of the black soil in Maharashtra. This is due to:

Answer:Expansion of irrigation for which this region has become suitable for sugarcane cultivation which is a profitable corp

Question: Consider the following statements about black soil of India:
1. Black soil becomes sticky when it is wet.
2. Black soil contains adequate nitrogen as well as phosphorus required for the growth of plants.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

Answer:1 only

Question: Contour bunding is a method of soil
conservation used in

Answer:None of the above

Question: Which of the following statements regarding red soil of India is/are correct ? 1. The colour of the soil is red due to ferric oxide. 2. Red soils are rich in lime, humus and potash 3. They are porous and have friable structure.
Find your answer from the given code:

Answer:1 and 3 only

Question: Which of the following adds/add nitrogen to
the soil ?
1. Execretion of urea by animals
2. Burning of coal by man
3. Death of vegetation
Select the correct answer using the codes given

Answer:1 and 3 only

Question: Which of the following statements
regarding laterite soils of India are correct?
1. They are generally red in colour.
2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.
3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.
4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these
Select the correct answer using the codes given

Answer:1 and 4

Question: Soil erosion can be prevented by-


Question: In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with which of the following?
1. Terrace cultivation
2. Deforestation
3. Tropical Climate
Select the correct answer using the code given below

Answer:2 only

Question: Many transplanted seedling do not grow

Answer:most of the root hair are lost during

Question: Which of the following soils of India is most suitable for cotton cultivation?

Answer:Regur soil

Question: With reference to the river Luni, which one of the following statements is correct?

Answer:It is lost in the marshy land of the Rann of Kuchchh.