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Prologue
GeographyPaperISectionA
Question1(Compulsory)
Question2
Question3
Question4
GeographyPaper1:SECTIONB
Question5(Compulsory)
Question6
Question7
Question8
GeographyPaperIISectionA
Question1(Compulsory)
Question2
Question3
Question4
GeographyPaper2:SectionB
Question5(Compulsory)
Question6
Question7
Question8

Prologue

UPSCdidnotapplyuniformwordlimithere.Insomequestions:15m=250wordsand25
marks=also250words!Andinsomequestions25marks=400words.
Althoughskeletonremainssamelikeearlier:
ThereareEIGHTquestionsdividedintwoSECTIONS
CandidatehastoattemptFIVEquestionsinall
Questionsno.1and5arecompulsoryandoutoftheremaining,anythreearetobe
attemptedchoosingatleastONEfromeachsection.
Wordlimitinquestions,whencespecified,shouldbeadheredto.
Illustrateyouranswerswithsuitablesketches,mopsanddiagrams.Theseshallbedrawnin
thespaceprovidedforansweringthequestionitself.
Attemptsofquestionsshallbecountedinchronologicalorder.Unlessstruckoff,attemptof

aquestionshallbecountedevenifattemptedpartly.Anypageorportionofthepageleft
blankmustbeclearlystruckoff.

GeographyPaperISectionA
Question1(Compulsory)

Writeshortnotesonthefollowinginabout150wordseach:10marksx5=50
DifferencesbetweenNormalcycleandAridcycleofDavis.
DifferentiateStormSurgesandSeiches.
UniquenessoffaunaintheNotogeanrealm.
ImpactofPleistoceneIceAgeonthecrustoftheEarth.
Typesofendemicplantsandtheirdegreeofvulnerabilitytoextinction.

Question2
Answerthefollowinginabout250wordseach:
Withsuitableexamples,bringouttheimpactoflocalwindsontheclimateofanarea.20
WhatarethecharacteristicsthatmakeCHCaseriousthreattotheecosystem?Give
examples.15
WhatisBaselevel?Explainthetypesofbaselevel.15

Question3
Answerthefollowinginabout250wordseach:
OffshoreAcousticStudyhelpedthedevelopmentoftheconceptofseafloorspreading.
Explain.20
DiscussDewpointandthevariousformsofcondensation.15
BringouttherelationshipbetweenclimateandvegetationintheMountainBiome.15

Question4
Answerthefollowinginabout400wordseach:25x2=50
ComparetheSubsidenceandGlacialcontroltheoriesontheformationofcoralreefs.25
ExplainthelevelsofNoisepollutionandthelegislativemeasurestocontrolit.25

GeographyPaper1:SECTIONB
Question5(Compulsory)

Writeshortnotesonthefollowinginabout150wordseach:10marksx5=50marks
EllenChurchillSempleisanardentsupporterofDeterminism.Explain.
RoleofVenezuelaintheproductionandexportofoil.
MisrastheoreticalstagesofRuralUrbanProcess.
CountriesmostaffectedincaseofshutdownofNuclearpower.
RelevanceofHeartlandtheoryinContemporaryworld.

Question6
Answerthefollowinginabout250wordseach:
WhatisGeriatrics?WhataretheproblemsassociatedwithGeriatricpopulation?20
DiscussthechangingpatternofproductionandexportofCoffeeintheworld.10

WhatarethebasicpostulatesintheCentralPlaceModelofChristaller?20

Question7
Answerthefollowinginabout250wordseach:
UrbanSolidWasteManagementposesthegreatestchallengeinMetropolitanplanning.
Elaborate.
Analysethereasonsforacomparativelypoorerdevelopmentoffishinggroundsintropical
areas.
ExplaintheparametersforassessmentandthespatialpatternofHumanDevelopment
Indexintheworld.

Question8
Writeaboutthefollowinginabout400wordseach.25Marksx2=50marks
UrbanGeographyisnothingbutcityinareaandcityasarea.Elaborate.
Analysethecausesforchangesinthepatternofworldtrade.
theendofpaperone,herecomespaper2withsameinstructions(5out8)

GeographyPaperIISectionA
Question1(Compulsory)

OntheoutlinemapofIndiaprovidedtoyou,markthelocationofallofthefollowing.Write
inyourBookletthesignificanceoftheselocations,whether
physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural,innotmorethan30
wordsforeachentry:25=10
MishmiHills
LipulekhPass
BeesRiver
RihandDam
ExplainthetopographicalandstructuralcharacteristicsoftheSiwalikRange.(10marks|
150words)
DiscussthemechanismofIndianMonsoon.(10marks|150words)
IdentifythemainindustrialclustersofIndiaandaccountfortheirdevelopment.(10
marks|150words)
ExplainthemethodofdelineatingcropassociationregionswithreferencetoIndia.(10
marks|150words)

Question2
DiscussthepotentialityandpresentstatusofhorticultureintheWesternandCentral
Himalaya.(20m|250words)
DelineatethecoalfieldsofIndiaandmentiontheirdistinctivefeatures.(15|150words)
ExplaintheroleofmultinationalsinglobalizationofindustriesIndia.(15m|150words)

Question3
DistributionalpatternofindustriesinIndiadoesnotproviderequisitebasisfordivisionof
thecountryintodistinctIndustrialregions.Elaborate.(25m|250words)
DiscusstheroleofinstitutionalfactorsinshapingthepatternofIndianagriculture.(15m|

150words)
WhatdoyouunderstandbyYoungIndia?Howcanthepresentstateofpopulation
compositionbeconvertedintoanassetforthecountry?(15m|150words)

Question4
CommentonthefeasibilityofinterlinkingofriversofIndiaanditspossiblecontributionto
resolutionofwatercrisis.(20m|250words)
Defineagriculturalproductivity.Mentionthemethodsofitsmeasurementandbringout
thedisparitiesinitsregionaldistribution.(15m|150words)
Discusstheproblemsinrealizationofbenefitsofglobalizationandliberalizationin
industrialsectorofIndia.(15m|150words)

GeographyPaper2:SectionB
Question5(Compulsory)

150wordseach.10marksx5=50marks.
Cityregionsasterritorialunitforregionalplanninganddevelopment
SnagsintheFoodSecurityPolicyofIndia
Demographicdividendanditsimplicationsonenvironment
PlanninganddevelopmentofTribalRegionsinIndia
OntheoutlinemapofIndiaprovidedtoyou,markthelocationofallofthefollowing.Write
inyourQCABookletthesignificanceoftheselocations,whether
physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural,innotmorethan30
wordsforeachentry.
Rajgir
Sindri
NationalHighwayNo.24
Churk
IndiraGandhiCanal

Question6
WriteanoteongeopoliticsoftheIndianOceanrealm.(20m|250words)
CommentonthebasisofcreationofnewStatesinIndiain2000.(15m|150words)
Enumeratethebasicindicatorsofdevelopmentandexplaintheirapplicationin
identificationofthespatialdiversityindevelopmentinIndia.(15m|150words)

Question7
WriteanoteontheemergenceofNationalSettlementSystemincolonialIndiaanddiscuss
thefactorscontributingtourbanizationinpostindependenceperiod.(20m|250words)
Defineslumsandexplaintheirproblems.(15m|150words)
DiscusstheobjectivesofVision2020increationofviablevillagecomplexinIndiafor
InclusiveRuralDevelopmentprogramme.(15m|150words)

Question8
Identifytheearthquakepronezonesandsuggeststrategyfortheirmanagement.(20m|
250words)
DescribetheimpactoflinguisticdiversityonthedevelopmentofvariousregionsofIndia.

(15m|150words)
DescribehowurbanizationcreatesairandwaterpollutioninIndia.(15m|150words)
clickmeForGeography2012questionpapers.
clickmeforgeography1979to2012papers

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