Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion


Which one of the following closely represents the shape of the earth?

[A]. Spheroid
[B]. Ellipsoid
[C]. Oblate spheroid
[D]. Prolate spheroid

Answer: Option C


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Ars said: (Oct 12, 2016)  
Due to its rotation, the Earth (like all rotating planets) has a slightly distorted shape. The rotational momentum tends to force the matter to bunch up in the middle. In the case of the Earth, this "middle" is the equator. Oblate Spheroid. The true shape of the Earth called an Oblate Spheroid.

Suresh Chandra said: (Apr 13, 2017)  
Option c is right answer.

Suresh said: (Apr 13, 2017)  
The oblate spheroid, or oblate ellipsoid, is an ellipsoid of revolution obtained by rotating an ellipse about its shorter axis. It is the regular geometric shape that most nearly approximates the shape of the Earth. A spheroid describing the figure of the Earth or other celestial body is called a reference ellipsoid.

Manish said: (Apr 15, 2017)  
The Correct answer is C.

Chhaya said: (May 29, 2017)  
The Correct answer is C.

Ankur Bhatt said: (Aug 3, 2017)  
C must be the correct one.

Shaharukh said: (May 19, 2018)  
The Correct option is C.

James said: (Jul 9, 2018)  
The correct answer is C.

Umesh H A, said: (Sep 4, 2018)  
During earth's rotation, its shape will be Oblate spherical.

During no rotation it's shape is ellipsoid.

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