To compare the rainfall data, India Meteorological Department (IMD) calculated the Long Period Average (LPA) of rainfall during period June-August for each of the 16 states. The figure given below shows the actual rainfall (measured in mm) during June-August, 2019 and the percentage deviations from LPA of respective states in 2018. Each state along with its actual rainfall is presented in the figure.

Question 39

If a ‘Heavy Monsoon State’ is defined as a state with actual rainfall from June-August, 2019 of 900 mm or more, then approximately what percentage of ‘Heavy Monsoon States’ have a negative deviation from respective LPAs in 2019?


The states which satisfy the condition given in the question:

Maharashtra, Mizoram, Sikkim, Goa, Arunachal, Kerla, Meghalaya.....7 states

The ‘Heavy Monsoon States’ have a negative deviation: Arunachal, Kerla, Meghalaya

= 3/7x100=42.86%

Option A

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