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India’s population as on March 2011 stood at 1,210.6 million, which accounted for 17.5 per cent of the world’s population. These 1.21 billion people are unevenly distributed over our country’s vast area of 3.28 million square km, which accounts for 2.4 per cent of the world’s area. The 2011 Census data revealed that Uttar Pradesh with a population size of 199 million is the most populous state of India. Uttar Pradesh accounts for about 16 per cent of the country’s population. On the other hand, the Himalayan state of Sikkim has a population of just about 0.6 million and Lakshadweep has only 64,429 people. Almost half of India’s population lives in just five states. These are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. Rajasthan, the biggest state in terms of area, has only 5.5 per cent of the total population of India.

 

Question (i)

When was India’s population 17.5 percent of the World’s Population?

(a) 2000

(b) 2011

(c) 2012

(d) 2001

 

Answer:

From the paragraph, 

India’s population as on March 2011 stood at  1,210.6 million, which accounted for 17.5 per cent  of the world’s population . These 1.21 billion people  are unevenly distributed over our country’s vast  area of 3.28 million square km, which accounts for  2.4 per cent of the world’s area.  The 2011 Census data revealed that Uttar Pradesh  with a population size of 199 million is the most  populous state of India. Uttar Pradesh accounts  for about 16 per cent of the country’s population. 

Answer: (b) 2011

 

Question (ii)

Which state of India had population size of 199 million in the Census of 2011?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) West Bengal

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Uttar Pradesh

 

Answer:

From the paragraph, 

India’s population as on March 2011 stood at  1,210.6 million, which accounted for 17.5 per cent  of the world’s population. These 1.21 billion people  are unevenly distributed over our country’s vast  area of 3.28 million square km, which accounts for  2.4 per cent of the world’s area.  The 2011 Census data revealed that Uttar Pradesh  with a population size of 199 million is the most  populous state of India. Uttar Pradesh accounts  for about 16 per cent of the country’s population. 

Answer: (d) Uttar Pradesh

 

Question (iii)

Population of Uttar Pradesh accounts for about ................ percent of the country’s population.

(a) 16

(b) 18

(c) 13

(d) 15

 

Answer:

From the paragraph, 

India’s population as on March 2011 stood at  1,210.6 million, which accounted for 17.5 per cent  of the world’s population. These 1.21 billion people  are unevenly distributed over our country’s vast  area of 3.28 million square km, which accounts for  2.4 per cent of the world’s area.  The 2011 Census data revealed that Uttar Pradesh  with a population size of 199 million is the most  populous state of India. Uttar Pradesh accounts  for about 16 per cent of the country’s population. 

Answer: (a) 16 percent

 

Question (iv)

The biggest state in terms of area has only ................ percent of the total population of India.

(a) 3.5

(b) 6.5

(c) 5.5

(d) 4.5

 

Answer:

From the paragraph, 

Almost half of India’s population lives in just five  states. These are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar,  West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. Rajasthan, the  biggest state in terms of area, has only 5.5 per cent  of the total population of India. 

Answer:(c)  5.5 Percent

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