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1. Delta Kames are the outcome of

(A) Glacial erosion

(B) Wind deposition

(C) River deposition

(D) Glacial deposition

2. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

Match List Name of the book and Author
Match List Name of the book and Author

List – I (Name of the book)

List – II (Author)

(a) Essays in Geomorphology

(i) L.C. King

(b) Morphology of the Earth

(ii) G.H. Dury

(c) Unstable Earth

(iii) C.A.M. King

(d) Techniques in Geomorphology

(iv) J.A. Steers

Q-2 Codes Match List
Q-2 Codes Match List

Code:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(B)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(C)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(D)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

3. A ramp of sand deposited by streams along foothills in the arid land is called

(A) Hamada

(B) Bajada

(C) Desert Wash

(D) Pediment

4. Arrange the following mountain building theories in order in which they published : Use the codes given below :

(i) Continental Drift Theory.

(ii) Convection Current Theory.

(iii) Sea Floor Spreading Theory.

(iv) Plate Tectonic Theory.

Q-4 Codes
Q-4 Codes

Code:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(C)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(D)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

5. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Flowing as a sheet across a land surface, running water picks up particles and moves them downslope into a stream channel.

Reason (R) : Stream flow always transport all kinds of sediment load downstream.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true.

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

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

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

6. Flat topped steep sided upland capped by a resistant rock layer normally formed in arid lands is called

(A) Erg

(B) Cuesta

(C) Mesa

(D) Escorponant

7. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : A characteristic feature of the tropical cyclone is its central eye.

Reason (R) : Tropical cyclone is not associated with cloud-free vortex produced by the intense spiralling of the storm.

Codes :

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

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

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

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

8. Rating curve is useful for estimation of

(A) River discharge

(B) Stream velocity

(C) Dissolved load

(D) Hydraulic radius

9. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below:

Assertion (A) : Coral reefs grow in shallow and warm water.

Reason (R) : Near vertical and direct incidence of solar radiation is essentially required for the growth of coral reefs.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are false.

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

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

10. Sublimation describes the direct transition from

(A) Solid to vapour

(B) Vapour to solid

(C) Liquid to vapour

(D) Vapour to liquid

11. The savanna biome is usually associated with

(A) Tropical wet-dry climate

(B) Equatorial wet climate

(C) Tropical dry climate

(D) Monsoon climate

12. Who was the first Geographer to ascertain the length of the equator?

(A) Eratosthenes

(B) Herodotus

(C) Anaximander

(D) Thales

13. Who was the first person to plot the Bay of Bengal ?

(A) Strabo

(B) Ptolemy

(C) Al-Masudi

(D) Humboldt

14. Who is the author of the book Modern Geographical Thought ?

(A) David Harvey

(B) R.J. Johnston

(C) Brian J.L. Berry

(D) Richard Peet

15. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Q-15 List-I and List-II
Q-15 List-I and List-II

List – I

List – II

(a) Humboldt

(i) Anthropogeography

(b) Oscar Peschell

(ii) Oscar Peschell

(c) Richthofen

(iii) Kosmos

(d) Ratzel

(iv) Das Ausland

Code:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(C)

(iii)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

(D)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

16. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Q-16 List-I and LIst-II
Q-16 List-I and LIst-II

List – I

List – II

(a) Isochrone Map

(i) Equal biological event

(b) Isoneph Map

(ii) Equal time

(c) Isotim Map

(iii) Equal cloudiness

(d) Isoprene Map

(iv) Equal transport cost

Q-16 Codes
Q-16 Codes

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(i)

(B)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(C)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(D)

(iii)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

17. ‘Principle of Least Effort’ related to human migration is propounded by

(A) Stouffer

(B) Revenstein

(C) Weber

(D) Jiff

18. Arrange the following countries in accordance with their population size:

(A) Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal

(B) Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh

(C) Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka

(D) Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan

19. Among the following South-Asian countries, which one is the most urbanized?

(A) Nepal

(B) Bangladesh

(C) Maldives

(D) Sri Lanka

20. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : At present urban natural increase is not an important contributor to high rates of urban growth as the rural urban migration.

Reason (R) : Because of lower mortality, natural rate of increase is higher in the modern era than in the historical past.

Codes :

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

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

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

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

21. Which one of the following is a renewable resource?

(A) Coal

(B) Wind energy

(C) Iron ore

(D) Mica

22. ‘All resources are renewable on some time scale ….. what matters for the sustainability of future supplies is the relative rates of replenishment and use…..’ In view of the above statement identify the correct order of the resource continuum in descending order of renewability.

(A) Air, tidal power, bauxite, forest

(B) Air, bauxite, forest, tidal power

(C) Tidal power, air, bauxite, forest

(D) Forest, air, tidal power, bauxite

23. The office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India is responsible for I. Conducting decennial census and publication of its related data.

II. Publication of annual land-use data.

III. Publication of annual health and education data.

IV. Publication of annual vital statistics based on sample registration system.

(A) I and II are correct.

(B) I and IV are correct.

(C) I and III are correct.

(D) All are correct.

24. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Biomass energy sources are renewable resources lying in the critical limits.

Reason (R) : Biomass can be replenished over a time period. In the context of the two statements, which one of the following is correct ?

Codes :

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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the complete explanation of (A).

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

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

25. Which of the steel plants is port based?

(A) Bhilai

(B) Durgapur

(C) Vishakhapatnam

(D) Rourkela

26. Which one of the following is not associated with political geography?

(A) F. Ratzel

(B) I. Bowman

(C) R.J. Johnston

(D) H.J. Mackinder

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

Q-27 Geographers and Associated with
Q-27 Geographers and Associated with

List – I (Geographers)

List – II (Associated with)

(a) C. Sauer

(1) Radical geography

(b) D. Harvey

(2) Cultural geography

(c) F. Ratzel

(3) Social geography

(d) H.J. Johnston

(4) Political geography

Q-27. Codes
Q-27. Codes

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(1)

(3)

(4)

(2)

(B)

(2)

(1)

(4)

(3)

(C)

(4)

(3)

(2)

(1)

(D)

(2)

(1)

(3)

(4)

28. In India the State is used as a national planning unit because

(A) It is an administrative unit

(B) It is a homogeneous unit

(C) Because of political considerations

(D) Uniform physical features

29. One of the important determinants of urban land value is

(A) Climate

(B) Historical factors

(C) Topography

(D) Accessibility

30. The control or direction of resource development is called

(A) Resource utilization

(B) Resource allocation

(C) Resource management

(D) Resource availability

31. The principle of homogeneity and interrelationship can be used to delineate units for

(A) Development planning

(B) Resources analysis

(C) Allocation of resources

(D) Location specific facilities

32. During which of the following year National Water Policy was formulated in India ?

(A) 2002

(B) 1987

(C) 2007

(D) 1985

33. Which of the following is not an Agro-climatic region of India ?

(A) East Coast Plains and Hills

(B) The Eastern Plateau and Hills

(C) The Western Ghats

(D) The Trans Ganga Plains

34. Which one of the following is wrongly Matched ?

Wrongly matched Peaks and Height
Wrongly matched Peaks and Height

Peaks

Height

(A) Anaimudi

– 2965 m.

(B) Nanga Parbat

– 7756 m

(C) Mt. Everest

– 8848 m.

(D) K2

– 8611 m.

35. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The Northern plains and Eastern coastal areas possess a dense network of railways in India.

Reason (R) : These regions have well developed industries.

Codes :

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

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

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

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

36. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Match list Rivers and Dams
Match list Rivers and Dams

List – I (Rivers)

List – II (Dams)

(a) Damodar

(i) Pong

(b) Mahanadhi

(ii) Konar

(c) Chambal

(iii) Naraj

(d) Satluj

(iv) Gandhi Sagar

Q-36 Codes match list
Q-36 Codes match list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(i)

(C)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(D)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

37. Which of the following statement is correct on the share of India’s population to world population as per 2001 census ?

(A) 14.7%

(B) 15.7%

(C) 16.7%

(D) 17.7%

38. In remote sensing systems which sensors, measures naturally available energy ?

(A) Active Sensors

(B) Passive Sensors

(C) Synthetic Aperture Radar

(D) Microwave Remote Sensing

39. In which of the following diagrams the relationship of relative humidity and temperature is depicted ?

(A) Hythergraph

(B) Climograph

(C) Ergograph

(D) Band graph

40. Variable class interval for mapping will prove more meaningful when the variable is

(A) Normally distributed

(B) Highly skewed

(C) Highly consistent

(D) Measured on ordinal scale

41. Harmonic mean as a method of central tendency is suitable for data pertaining to

(A) Index numbers

(B) Growth rates

(C) Wind speed

(D) Population density

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

Match list Mapping technique and characteristics
Match list Mapping technique and characteristics

List – I (Mapping technique)

List – II (Characteristics)

(a) Homochromatic

(i) density

(b) Choroschematic

(ii) sign and symbol

(c) Isolating

(iii)tint layering

(d) Choroplething

(iv) interpolation

43. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Great Lakes region of U.S.A. is well developed with industries.

Reason (R) : This region was the region of earlier settlement in U.S.A. by migrants from Britain.

Codes :

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

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

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

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

44. “A Handbook of Commercial Geography” is a translated work published in 1889. Who of the following is the translator?

(A) Dudley Stamp

(B) George Chisholm

(C) Von Thunen

(D) Karl Marx

45. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : In modern time artifacts are changing faster than the mentifacts of culture

Reason (R) : Economic liberalization and modernization forces tend to bring critical economy and cultural change.

Codes :

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

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

(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.

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

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

Match list Geographer and theory
Match list Geographer and theory

List – I (Geographer)

List – II (Theory)

(a) Losch

(i) Agglomeration Theory

(b) Weber

(ii) Market Area Location Theory

(c) Thombson

(iii) Least Cost Theory

(d) Reily

(iv) Gravitation Theory

Q-46 Codes Match list
Q-46 Codes Match list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(C)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(D)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

Read the following paragraph and answer the question numbers (47 to 50) :

Yeung and Lo (1996) and Tasaka(1998) have shown that the dynamics of urbanization in East Asia and Southeast Asia started to change rapidly in the 1980s. Tasaka (1998) characterizes urbanization in developing countries as “urban involution”, describing the characteristics of urbanization in developing countries by three terms : “concentrated urbanization” (urbanization occurs while the rural population level is higher than that in developed countries); “primate cities” (overconcentration of economic, political and cultural functions in primary cities); and “over-urbanization” (inflow of population beyond a level the city can productively absorb). Among the factors associated with over-urbanization are high levels of unemployment and employment insecurity; large-scale inadequacies of infrastructure such as mass transportation systems, water supply and sewerage systems, and waste treatment facilities; environmental pollution; severe stress on urban governance; and overall poverty levels that hamper the formation of financial mechanisms that could facilitate urban environmental infrastructure improvements (Kidokoro 1998).

It is important to bear in mind that besides the mechanisms for urban growth described here, there are other driving forces for the urbanization process in Asia, and they vary in different countries. Urbanization in Asia is not a uniform process. The changes in the mechanisms of urban growth described above can be seen as imparting a huge impact on urban environmental issues. As the pace of urbanization accelerates, environmental problems may worsen due to inadequate urban environmental infrastructure. On the other hand, the promotion of economic growth could speed up the solutions to environmental problems.

47. The tone of the above passage can best be described as

(A) Analytical and scientific

(B) Factual but descriptive

(C) Behavioural

(D) Tentative and inconclusive

48. The author is primarily concerned with

(A) Criticizing the urbanization process.

(B) The process of urbanization and over-urbanization in the developing countries.

(C) Factors of suburbanization in the developing countries.

(D) Urban infrastructural growth in Asia.

49. Environmental problems according to the author can be improved with

(A) Social inclusion

(B) Economic growth

(C) Political will

(D) Strong legislation

50. “Urban Involution” in the developing countries is not characterized by

(A) Rural population level is higher than that in developed countries.

(B) A uniform process of rural urban change.

(C) Over-concentration of economic, political and cultural functions in primate cities.

(D) Inflow of population beyond a level the city can productively absorb.