IAS Mains Geography Papers 2003

IAS Mains Geography 2003

Paper I

Section A

  1. On the outline map of the world supplied to you mark any TEN of the following and also write in your answer script the most significant aspect of each of them in not more than TEN words: (10 × 6 = 60)

    1. Stewart Island

    2. Shibeli River

    3. Asuncion

    4. Catskill mountains

    5. North Cape

    6. Cape York Peninsula

    7. Tsugaru Strait

    8. Izmir

    9. Bay of Plenty

    10. Gulf of Darien

    11. Uranium City

    12. Zagreb.

  2. Explain the sequential development of landforms associated with the coastal areas. 60

  3. Discuss the mechanism and significance of tricellular meridional circulation of atmosphere. 60

  4. Present a concise account of bottom relief of the Indian Ocean. 60

Section B

  1. Write short notes on any THREE of the following in about 200 words each: (3 × 20 = 60)

    1. Genesis of Soils

    2. Environmental Pollution

    3. Concept of limits to growth

    4. Regional imbalance

  2. Present a critical analysis of human and welfare approaches in Human Geography. 60

  3. Examine the concept of sphere of urban influence and discuss the qualitative and quantitative methods used in its delimitation. 60

  4. Critically examine the stages of Economic Growth Model propounded by Rostov. Illustrate your answer with suitable examples. 60

Paper II

Section A

  1. Mark on the outline map of India supplied any ten of the following entries. Write brief notes (not exceeding 30 words) on the significant aspect of each entry (6 × 10 = 60)

    1. Loktak Lake

    2. Elephanta Island

    3. Kali Sindh River

    4. Ranikhet

    5. Girnar Hills

    6. Alwaye

    7. Shillong Plateau

    8. Kolar Gold Mines

    9. Salem

    10. Rohtang Pass

    11. Gobind Ballabh Pant Sagar

    12. New Mangalore

  2. Highlight the salient differences between the Himalayan and the Peninsular drainage systems. 60

  3. Give an account of the success and prospects of Blue Revolution with comments on its impacts on rural economy of India. 60

  4. Discuss the growing importance of ports in foreign trade of India. 60

Section B

  1. Answer any three of the following in 200-words each: 20 × 3 = 60

    1. Discuss the census definition of urban areas in India

    2. Explain the concept of Command Area Development in respect of Multi-Purpose Projects of India.

    3. Identify the drought-prone areas of India and discuss the measures of their development.

    4. Make an appraisal of the role of India in the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean.

  2. Discuss the programmes and policy of development of dry areas in India. 60

  3. Present an account of the experience of regional planning in India in the context of Damodar Valley. 60

  4. Explain the causes of regional disparities in economic development of India. 60