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Section A

1.         Write notes (within 250 words) on any three of the following:

(a)        Glacial land forms,

(b)        Temperate cyclones,

(c)        Monsoon forest Biomes,

(d)       Salinity distribution,

(e)        Biogeochemical cycles.                                                           90


2.         With suitable sketches explain the various geomorphic features formed through tectonic activity.                                                  30


3.      What are “air masses”? Give an account of classification of air masses.30


1.         Discuss in detail the causes for global ecological imbalances. What measures do    

   you suggest to maintain ecological balance?                             30

Section B

2.         Write notes (within 250 words) on any thereof the following:

(a)          Quantitative revolution in Geography,

(b)          Major cultural realms of the word,

(c)          Environmental impact of urbanization,

(d)         Political regions of the World,

(e)          Agricultural typology.                                                         90


6.   Examine the Christaller’s central place theory with reference to the size and spacing of central places.                                                                  30


7.   Discuss the causer and consequences of international migration.30

8.   Briefly evaluate the recent trends in international trade.              30


Paper II

Section A

  1. On the given outline map of Indian, mark the following, and write the most salient features of each of them, in one sentence each, in your answer book:

(a)    Vindhya Range,

(b)   Damondar River,

(c)    Govind Sagar,

(d)   Neyveli,

(e)    Kandla,

(f)    National Highway,

(g)   Kaziranga,

(h)   Kavaratti,

(i)     Raipur,

(j)     National Rubber Production region                                        90


  1. Write short notes in about 250 words each, on any three of the following:

(a)    Geological history of Himalayas.

(b)   Unity and Diversity of Independent India,

(c)    Agricultural regionalisation,

(d)    Challenges of  Indian Railways,

(e)    Rural Urban fringe                                                                  90


  1. Discuss the origins and mechanism of Indian monsoon and explain how does it a gamble for Indian agriculture.                                          30
  2. Describe the problems of population growth in India and explain the steps taken by the Indian Government to control the population         30
  3. Give a brief account on merits and demerits of the Green Revolution and examine the need for the second green revolution for Indian agriculture.30
  4. What are the major industrial regions of India? Discuss any one of them in detail with reference to its formation and development.   30
  5.  Describe the basic concepts, procedures and level of activities of Multi level planning in India.                                                               30
  6. Discuss various means of transport systems. Also suggest the measures for further improvement of transport systems in India.                     30


Paper I


  1. On the outline map of India provided, mark the following and write in not more than ten words in your answer book what you consider to be the most significant aspect of each one of them:

(a)    Maikal Range,

(b)   Nilgiri Hills.

(c)    R. Narmada.

(d)   Narora.

(e)    Khetri

(f)    Bhopal

(g)   Sindri,

(h)    Hyderabad,

(i)     Coromandal Coast,

(j)     20 C Isotherm In Winter                                                         60


On the World map provided, mark the following and write in not more than ten words in your answer Book, what you consider to be the most significant aspect of each one of them:

(a)    Pamir Plateau,

(b)   R. Danube.

(c)    Fiji Islands,

(d)   Panama Canal,

(e)    L. Victoria,

(f)    Bandar Abbas,

(g)   Colombo,

(h)   Washington D. C

(i)     R. Zaire,

(j)     Brasilia.                                                                                   60

  1. Write  short notes on any three of the following: (Each answer should be in about 200 words)

(a)    Green House Effect,

(b)   Mechanism of Monsoon,

(c)    Sustainable development,

(d)   Agricultural efficiency,

Section A

  1. Discuss the concept of Cycle of Erosion, and explain the difference between the views of Davis and Penck.                                                60
  2. Explain with the help of diagrams the origin and development of temperate cyclones and examine the weather associated with them.     60
  3. Describe the factors which give rise to ocean currents. Mention the currents of the North Atlantic Ocean and show the influence of North Atlantic Drift on the climate of the region which it touches.                         60

Section B

6.   Discuss the concept of ‘determinism’ and ‘possibilism’ and show the significance of regional concept.                                         60

7.   Explain and Illustrate Christaller’s Central Place theory and point  out its limitation.                                                                                  60

8.   Examine critically the concept of ‘heartland’ as enunciated by Mackinder. Is the concept of heartland and ruinland valid in the modern times? Give reasons either in favour or against the concept.                           60


Paper II

Section A

  1. Answer any three of the following in about 200 words each:

(a)    Deforestation and its consequences.

(b)   Climate and Cropping pattern,

(c)    Role of growth poles in poverty reduction,

(d)   Effect of Green revolution of Indian agriculture,

(e)    ‘Operation Flood’, its mechanism and benefits.         20x3


2.   Examine the theories of the origin and mechanism of monsoons in India.    60


3.   “The balance utilization of land resources and their conservation should be based on land use survey involving remote sensing and field work leading to land classification”. Comment.                                    60


4.   Examine the location and development of their Sugar or Paper industries in India.                                                                         60

Section B

     5.    Answer any three of the following in 200 words each:

(a)    Population problems and policies,

(b)   Ecological problems and their management,

(c)    Role of institutional factors in the development of agriculture in India.

(d)   Competition and complementarily of roadways and railways,

(e)    Pipeline transportation in India.                                         20x3


6.   Explain and Illustrate the various theories of internal structure of cities.      60


7.   Suggest measures for the removal or reduction of regional disparities in the economic development of India.                                     60

8.   Bring out the relationship between regional consciousness and national integration. Examine the measures which should be adopted to achieve national integration.                                                     60


Paper I

Section A

  1. Write short notes (within 250 words) on any three of the following:

(a)    Karst Landforms,

(b)   Temperature Inversion;

(c)    Origin of Coral Reefs,

(d)   Ecological aspects of Savanna Biomes,

(e)    Food Chains and Food Webs,                        90


2.   Describe briefly the fundamental principles of the normal cycle of erosion and account for the features associated with the different stages of the cycle.30

3.   Explain the principles on which Koppen’s classification of world climates is based. What are the merits and demerits of the classification?30

4.   Critically examine man’s impact on the ecosystem. Give examples.  30


Section B

5.   Write notes (within 250 words) on any three of the following:

(a)    Contribution of Arab Geographers to Geographic Thought.

(b)   Islamic Culture Realm,

(c)    Salient features of the Central Place Theory.

(d)   Concept of Heartland and Rimland.

(e)    World food and nutrition problems.               90


6.   Compare and contrast population problems of development and developing countries. Explain with examples.                    30


7.   Highlight the merits and demerits of the concentric zone theory of Burgess to explain the internal structure  of a city.          30


8.   How would you distinguish between boundaries and frontiers? Examine their significance in Political Geography.                 30


Paper II

Section B

  1. On the given outline map of India, mark the following, and write the most salient features of each of them, in one sentence each, in your answer book:

(a)    Nilgiri Hill,

(b)   Narmada River,

(c)    Ranjit Sagar,

(d)   Digboi.                       

(e)    Konkan Rail,

(f)    Jharkhand,

(g)   Malayalam speaking state,

(h)   Bhubneswar,

(i)     Tea producing areas,

(j)     Indira Point.               90


  1. Write short notes in about 250 words each, on any three of the following:

(a)    Gondwanaland,

(b)   Santhals,

(c)    Watershed Development,

(d)   National Highways,

(e)    Multi level Planning,         90


  1. Discuss the main ecological problems of the Kashmir Himalayas. 30
  2. Give an account of the beginning and spread of the Green Revolution in different parts of India. 30
  3. What measures did the Government of India adopt to decentralise industries
  4. Describe and explain the pattern of regional disparities in India.      30
  5. Critically examine the role of language and religion in the formation of regions in India.                30
  6. Describe the distributional pattern of annual rainfall in India.           30


Paper I

Section A

  1. Write notes (with in 250 words) on any three of the following:

(a)    Plato Tectonics

(b)   Monsoon forest biomes

(c)    Ocean currents of the Atlantic;

(d)   Jet stream

(e)    Energy flow in the ecosystem.                        90


2.   Classify rocks according to their mode of formation and describe the characteristics of any one type of rock.            30


3.   How is the atmosphere stratified? State the characteristics of the different strata.                                                               30


4.   How are soil formed? Explain the distribution of the major soil type of the world.                                                              30


Section B


  1. Write short notes (within 250 words) on any three of the following:

(a)    Determinism and Possibilism;

(b)   Races of mankind;

(c)    Primate cities;

(d)   Concept of nation;

(e)    Demographic Transition;

(f)    Factors of location of iron and steel industry.                        90


6.   What are the major cultural realms of the world? How did the evolve?        30


7.   Explain the changes in the trend of international migration during the present century.                               30

8.   State the characteristics and distribution of plantation agriculture in the world.                   30




Paper II

Section A

  1. On the given outline map of India, mark the following:

(a)    Aravalli Hill,

(b)   Sahyadri Range;

(c)    River Godavarim,

(d)   Cherrapunji;

(e)    Indira Gandhi Canal,

(f)    Coal Producing belt,

(g)   Two major mineral oil producing areas,

(h)   Chilka Lake,

(i)     Kaziranga Sanctuary,

(j)     Kolar.                                                  90


  1. Write short notes (within 250 words) on any three of the following:


(a)    Distribution and utilisation of black soil;

(b)   Problems of tribal areas;

(c)    Marine resources;

(d)   Social forestry;

(e)    Land use on rural urban fringe areas.              90


3.   State the bases for agricultural regionalisation in India.         30


4.   Examine the policies undertaken by the government to develop industries in the backward areas of India.                        30


5.   Give an account of the special area plans aimed at regional development in India.                                                  30

6.   How did the reorganisation of states take place in  after independence? 30


7.   Show how rural market centres have helped intra and interregional trade in India.                                                  30


8.   Comment on the recent changes in the character of foreign  Trade in India. 30



Geography Paper I

Note: (i)Answers must be written in English.

        (ii)Candidates should attempt question no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory and any four out of the remaining questions selecting two questions from each section.

      (iii) The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question.

    (iv) Parts of the same questions must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.


1.         On the given outline map of India, mark the following and write the most salient features of each of them, in one sentence each, in your answer book;

(a)        Satpura Range;

(b)        Kosi River;

(c)        Govind Ballabh Sagar;

(d)       Kudremukh;

(e)        Malabar Coast;

(f)        Uttranchal;

(g)        Telgu speaking state;

(h)        Cotton producing areas;

(i)         Damodar Valley Industrial Region;

(j)         Salina.                                                             90


2.         Write short notes in about 250 words each on an three of the following:


(a)        Jet Stream;

(b)        Regur Soil;

(c)        Central Business District;

(d)       golden Quadrilateral Project;

(e)        Industrial Complex,                                        90


3.         Divide India into physiographic regions and discuss any one of them in detail.30

4.         Discuss the measures adopted for the conservation of water resources in India.30

5.         Critically examine the industrial policy of India.       30

6.         Give a reasoned account of the rural settlement patterns in the Ganga Plain of India.                                             30

7.         Discuss the role of railways in intra regional and interregional trade in India.30

8.         Analyse regional hierarchy in the context of regional planning in India.       30




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years of the paper not mentioned

(liyaqet, 2011-03-05 11:33)

kindly mention the year of the question paper and plz add the recent papers also.

And the instructions those given at the start of the paper are not also mentioned as is there any compulsary question etc.

i would have been better to upload the scanned copy of the previous yeasrs papers that would ve also neglected any typing mistakes