CBSE NET Geography December 2015 Paper 3 Answer Key and Detailed Explanations [ CBSE NET-JRF Updates ]

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1. Which of the following authors is associated with the concept of Geosyncline?

Penck and Davis

Wooldridge and Morgan

Hall and Dana

Wooldridge and Lapichon

2. Match List -II with List- II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List—I List—II

(Author) (Book)

(a) K. W. Butzer (i) Process in Geomorphology

(b) W. M. Davis (ii) Geomorphology and Time

(c) C. Embleton et al (iii) Geomorphology from the Earth

(d) J. Thomea. Et al (iv) The Geomorphic Cycle

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

(iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(iii) (i) (iv) (ii)

(iii) (w) (t) (ii)

3. Which one of the following plateau can be considered as intermountain?

Brazilian

Indian

Tibetan

Arabian

4. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and other labelled as

Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below:

Assertion (A): Eskers are the features formed due to the depositional action of wind.

Reason (R): Eskers are the outcome of Fluvio-glacial deposition.

Codes:

Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(A) is true, but (R) is false

(A) is false, but (R) is true

5. Negative movements of base level produce:

Rejuvenation

Stabilization

Attrition

Saltation

6. Consider the following rock characteristics:

(a) These are layered

(b) These contain fossils

(c) These are transported rocks

(d) These are formed in water bodies

Which of the above characteristics is true of sedimentary rocks?

(a), (b) and (c)

(a), (b) and (d)

(a) and (d)

(a), (b), (c) and (d)

7. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I List-Il

(Place of deposition) (Name of deposition)

Channel (i) Vertical accretion deposits

Channel margin (ii) Lag deposits

Overbank flood plain (iii) Colluvium

Valley margin (iv) Lateral accretion deposits

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

(iv) (ii) (i) (iii)

(ii) (iv) (i) (ii)

(ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

8. Which one of the following features is formed when the roof of a limestone cavern collapses?

Tarn

Polje

Swallow hole

Doline

9. Which one of the following is devoid of atmosphere?

Mesosphere

(2) Stratosphere

Magnetosphere

Thermosphere

10. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and other labelled as

Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below:

Assertion (A): Presence of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere is essential.

Reason (R): CO2 can absorb heat.

Codes:

Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(A) is true, but (R) is false

(A) is false, but (R) is true

11. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I List - II

(Gases in the atmosphere above 100 km altitude) (Altitudinal range)

Nitrogen (i) 200 - 1100 km

Oxygen (ii) 1100 - 3500 km

Helium (iii) 100 - 200 km

Hydrogen (iv) 3500 km and above

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(iv) (ii) (i) (iii)

(iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

(iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

(ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

12. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and other labelled as

Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below:

Assertion (A): Tropical cyclones have a life span of about one week time.

Reason (R): They can produce low amount of rainfall due to low atmospheric pressure.

Codes:

Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(A) is true, but (R) is false

(A) is false, but (R) is true

13. Which one of the following is essential for the formation of equatorial westerly?

Large-scale earthquake over the equator.

Shifting of trade-wind belt towards poles.

Shifting of polar easterlies towards equator.

Large-scale forest-fire in the equatorial rain forest.

14. A type of climate after Koppen which is charactensed by an almost uniform distribution of precipitation throughout the year with the precipitation for the driest month more than 6 cms. and a very low daily range of temperature is devoted by:

Aw

Af

Am

As

15. Which of the following is a local cold wind?

Chinook

Bora

Foelin

Khainsin

16. At which of the following altitudinal ranges ozone is found in Concentrated form?

10 - 25 km

15 - 35 km

3 5 - 50 km

50 - 65 km

17. Identify the correct normally life cycle of frontal depression from the following:

1 - 2 days

2 - 3 days

3 - 4 days

4 - 5 days

18. Maximum density of sea water is at temperature:

2°C

4°C

6°C

25°C

19. Which one of the following is correct arrangement of oceans in ascending order of their size?

Indian - Arctic - Atlantic - Pacific

Arctic - Indian - Atlantic - Pacific

Pacific - Atlantic - Indian - Arctic

Atlantic - Pacific - Arctic - Indian

20. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I List-Il

(Oceans) (Currents)

(a) Indian (i) El - Nino

(b) North Pacific (ii) Kuroshio

(c) South Pacific (iii) Monsoon Drift

(d) Atlantic (iv) Gulf Stream

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

(i) (iv) (iii) (ii)

(ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

21. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List—I List—Il

(Ocean depths) (Thermal layers)

(a) 0 - 500 meters (i) Cold

(b) 500 - 1000 meters (ii) Cool

(c) 1000 - 1500 meters (iii) Warm

(d) > 1500 meters (iv) Thermocline

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

(iv) (ii) (iii) (i)

(ii) (iv) (i) (iii)

22. Ocean waves obtain their energy from:

Solar system

Hot spring

River water

Blowing wind

23. Over the past century world sea levels has risen by around:

15 cm

25 cm

35 cm

45 cm

24. Identify the correct sequence of vegetation belts in an ascending order in mountain environment from the following:

Submontane, Montane, Subalpine, Alpine

Alpine, Subalpine, Montane, Submontane

Montane, Submontane, Alpine, Subalpine

Alpine, Montane, Subalpine, Submontane

25. Who was the first person to divide the circle into 360 degree?

Ptolemy

Herodotus

Eratosthenes

Hipparchus

26. ‘There is a strong relationship between environment, image and decision making. ’ This statement pertains to:

Humanism

Behaviouralism

Radicalism

Welfare Approach

27. Who are considered as the founders of Mathematical Geography?

Plato and Aristotle

Thales and Anaximander

Hecataeus and Herodotus

Ptolemy

28. Who wrote the book Meteorologica?

Aristotle

Posidonius

Plato

Thales

29. Who laid the foundation of modem geographical thought?

Humboldt and Ritter

Kant and Varenius

Hettner and Richthopen

Humboldt and Davis

30. Read the following statements:

(a) Ratzel dominated German Geography in the second half of the l9L century.

(b) Ratzel coined the term Anthropogeography.

(c) Ratzel was highly influenced by Darwin’s theory of evolution of species.

Which of the above statements are correctly associated with Ratzel?

(a), (b) and (c)

(a) and (b)

(b) and (c)

Only (c)

31. Which is the correct sequence in chronological order of the following Greeks who contributed vastly to the evolution of geographical thought during the ancient period?

Aristotle, Eratosthenes, Anaximander, Ptolemy

Eratosthenes, Anaximander, Ptolemy, Aristotle

Anaximander, Aristotle, Eratosthenes, Ptolemy

Ptolemy, Anaximander, Aristotle, Eratosthenes

32. Which one of the concepts describes the absence of cities and towns within a radius of 75 km from a large city?

Urban Clusters

Urban Dispersals

Urban Agglomeration

Urban Shadows

33. How physiological density of population is defined?

A ratio between total Population and total area.

A ratio between total rural population and total rural area.

A ratio between total population and total cultivated area.

Both (2) and (3).

34. As per the estimate of 2014 how much population of the world is found in Africa?

About 12%

About 14%

About 16%

About 18%

35. The ‘Triangular Pattern’ of rural settlements develops generally:

at the bank of the straight rivers

at the confluence of two rivers

between two hills

at the confluence of two rivers and one hill

36. Which one of the following techniques would you consider for estimation of requirements of population an area for planning allocations?

Carrying capacity analysis

Cost-benefit analysis

Population projection

Rank-size rule

37. Which of the following exhibits “cumulative percentages of population against cumulative percentages of area”?

Gravity Model

Beta Index

Ogive Curve

Lorenz Curve

38. The density of population is highest in which of the following states of India according to the census of 2011?

Bihar

Punjab

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal

39. Consider the following road network diagram of an area:

CBSE NET December 2015 Geography Paper 3 Image 1

CBSE NET December 2015 Geography Paper 3 Image 1

CBSE NET December 2015 Geography Paper 3 Image 1

Select the correct connectivity matrix for the above network:

CBSE NET Geography Paper 3 for Dec 2015 Choices

CBSE NET Geography Paper 3 for Dec 2015 Choices

CBSE NET Geography Paper 3 for Dec 2015 Choices

40. Which of the following industrial regions of India is called as ’Ruhr of India’?

Bengaluru - Tamil Nadu Industrial Region

Chhota Nagpur Industrial Region

Vishakhapatnam - Guntur Industrial Region

(4) Hugh Industrial Region

41. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I List - II

(Industries) (Activity/Technology)

Cottage (i) Petroleum refining

Small (ii) Information Technology

Major (iii) Locks Manufacturing

Foot-Loose (iv) Embroidery

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(i) (iv) (ii) (iii)

(iii) (ii) (iv) (i)

(iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

(ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

42. In which Island the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Japan is situated?

Kyushu

Honshu

Shi Koku

Ryuku

43. Which one of the following authors suggested a fivefold divisions of adopters on the basis of the time lag between receiving and acting upon new information as shown in diagram below?

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CBSE NET Geography Paper 3 for Dec 2015 Image 2

CBSE NET Geography Paper 3 for Dec 2015 Image 2

E. M. Rogers

LW. Bowden

Z. Giriliches

T. Hagerstrend

44. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I List-II

(Authors) (Techniques)

(a) P. R. Gould (i) Crop-Combination Analysis

(b) EL. Ullman (ii) Concept of Economic Rent

(c) J. C. Weaver (iii) Game Theory

(d) D. Ricardo (iv) Flow Theory

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(i) (ii) (iv) (iii)

(iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

(ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

(iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

45. Which one of the following authors examined the structure of urban settlements prior to the impact of large-scale industrialization in book ‘The Pre-Industrial City Past and Present’?

M. Pacioue

G. Sjoberg

P. Hall

D. Dwyer

46. Match the List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I List-II

(Human Races) (Majority of persons from)

(a) Mongoloid (i) Sri Lanka

(b) Caucasoid (ii) South Korea

(c) Australoid (iii) Ethiopia

(d) Negroid (iv) Germany

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(i) (iii) (iv) (ii)

(ii) (iv) (i) (iii)

(iv) (ii) (iii) (i)

(ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

47. Which of the following water ways has more politice-nomic significance?

Palk Strait

Malacca Strait

Suez Canal

Panama Canal

48. H. J. Mackinder was the professor of which subject at London University?

Political Science

Economics

Geography

Social Anthropology

49. To control pollution from ships and offshore platforms is taken care of by which of the following acts provision by the Government of India?

Major Port Trust Act, 1963

Merchant Shipping Act, 1958

Maritime Zone Act, 1976

Indian Ports Act, 1908

50. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

Batwa Tribe and Congo Basin

Ruwala Tribe and Central Iran

Inuit and Canada

Yukhagir and Siberia

51. Which one of the following author’s theory of primate cities focuses on the forces of agglomeration and cumulative effects of agglomeration in the growth of large cities?

Walter Christaller

G. K. Zipf

C. Robert Mayfield

Mark Jefferson

52. Which of the following activities does not come under the scope of Drought Prone Areas Programme?

Development and manage of irrigation resources.

Soil and moisture conservation and afforestation.

Restructuring 01 Cropping pattern and pasture development.

Flood control and soil erosion

53. Which one of the following forces has expansionary momentum emanating from the centers of economic expansion to other regions?

Centripetal

Centrifugal

Gravitational

Pull

54. Growth Pole Model is postulated by:

Smith

Perroux

Eratosthenes

Haggerstand

55. Which of the following sets of Macro and Meso regions were delineated by the Town and Country Planning Organization of India?

13 Macro Regions and 32 Meso Regions

15 Macro Regions and 61 Meso Regions

7 Macro Regions and 42 Meso Regions

13 Macro Regions and 35 Meso Regions

56. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I List-II

(Zones) (Characteristics)

(a) Non Ecumene (i) Very Scattered Economic Activities

(b) Intensive Ecumene (ii) Rural Occupancy; extensive type of agriculture

(c) Sporadic Ecumene (iii) Empty space with no foreseeable development

(d) Extensive Ecumene (iv) Urban Occupancy and industrial patterns, intensive agriculture

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

(i) (ii) (iv) (iii)

(iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

(iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

57. The first master plan of Delhi was passed in which of the following year?

1952

1962

1965

1968

58. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below: :

List-I List-II

(a) Central Place Theory (i) I-and use pattern in large cities developed around a number of discrete centers rather than a single center.

(b) Multiple Nuclei Theory (ii) Position of the breaking point between two towns

(c) The Law of Retail Trade Gravitation (iii) Hexagonal Service Area

(d) Breaking Point Theory (iv) Predict the proportion of retail frade that two town

will derive from a settlement lying between them.

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(i) (iv) (iii) (ii)

(iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

(iii) (i) (iv) (ii)

(iv) (ii) (iii) (i)

59. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I List-II

(Zones) (Definitions)

(a) Slum Zone (i) Lack in prestige and characterized by low grade retail stores, warehouses and wholesale trading premises and a high proportion of vacant property

(b) Zone of Assimilation (ii) Extensive areas of low density housing

(C) Suburban Zone (iii) Extensive redevelopment and spread of shops, offices and hotels into former residential areas

(d) Zone of Discard (iv) Residential belt of considerable density surrounding the C. B. D.

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

(i) (iv) (iii) (ii)

(iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

60. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I List-II

(National Park) (State)

(a) Fossil (i) Himachal Pradesh

(b) Brahmagiri (ii) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Guindy (iii) Tamil Nadu

(d) Rohia (iv) Karnataka

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

(iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

(ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

61. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and other labelled as

Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below:

Assertion (A): Indian economy is diversifying its base towards non-primary activities.

Reason (R): During Post-Independence period service sectors are slowly but gradually increasing its contribution to Gross Domestic Products in India.

Codes:

Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(A) is true, but (R) j false

(A) is false, but (R) is true

62. The Rajasthan Canal (Indira Gandhi Canal) draws its water from the rivers:

Yamuna river

Chambal river

Ravi

Satluj and Beas

63. Which of the state Union Territory has continuously maintained favorable sex ratios since census are conducted in India?

Arunachal Pradesh

Meghalaya

Kerala

Puducherry

64. Which group of states GDP share in 2013 - 14 was greater than population share and area share?

Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Manipur

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat

Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala

65. Which one of the following states recorded the highest population in the Census 2011?

Uttar Pradesh

Maharashtra

Bihar

West Bengal

66. Which region of India is known as the ‘Rice Bowl’?

Indo-Garigetic Plain

Krishna-Godavan Delta Region

North Eastern Region

Kerala and Tamil Nadu

67. Which one of the following data can be represented by means of choropleth map?

Location specific

Point specific

Area specific

Line specific

68. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List—I List—II

(Aspect) (Diagram)

Rural and Urban Population (i) Comparative Bars

Population density (ii) isolines

Relative relief (iii) Dots and spheres

Decadal Population Growth (iv) Choropleth

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

(iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

69. Which of the following diagrams are called Pie-diagrams?

Pictorial diagrams

Circle and sector diagrams

Ring diagrams

Sphere diagrams

70. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I List - II

(Satellite) (Altitude)

(a) IRS - lA (i) 36, 000 kms

(b) SPOT - 3 (ii) 705 kms

(c) LANDSAT - V (iii) 932 kms

(d) INSAT Series (iv) 832 kms

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

(iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

(ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

71. among the following water which will have highest spectral reflectance in visible band?

Clear water

Clay filled/Suspended water

Algae mixed with water

Silt and Algae mixed water

72. Which of the following will happen when satellite images are geo-referenced?

Contrast of images are improved

Positional errors are removed

Errors in DN values are removed

None of the above

73. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I List - II

(Linear lengths) (Fractional measures)

(a) Nanometer (i) 10-6

(b) Micrometer (ii) 100

(c) Millimeter (iii) 10-9

(d) Metre (iv) 10-3

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

(iii) (i) (iv) (ii)

(i) (iii) (ii) (iv)

74. Lorenz curve is used to find out which of the following?

Relative concentration of a phenomenon

Absolute concentration of a phenomenon

Both relative and absolute concentration of a phenomenon

Probability of dispersion of a phenomenon

75. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I List-II

(Bands of Energy) (Wavelength in µ. m. )

(a) Photographic (i) 3.0 - 15.0

(b) Optical (ii) 0.7 - 3.0

(c) Reflected Infrared (iii) 0.3 - 15.0

(d) Far Infrared (iv) 0.3 - 0.9

Codes:

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(iii) (i) (iv) (ii)

(ii) (iv) (i) (iii)

- Published on: January 6, 2016