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1. The statement – “The present is the key to the past” was given by

(A) G.K. Gilbert

(B) James Hutton

(C) W.H. Davis

(D) Walter Penk

2. Which process of chemical weathering causes rusting of iron ?

(A) Carbonation

(B) Oxidation

(C) Hydration

(D) Dissilication

3. Sea floor spreading theory was propounded by

(A) Harry Hess

(B) Tuzo Wilson

(C) A. Hobbes

(D) D.L. Holms

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

Theory vs. Corresponding Scientist
Math the theory with corresponding scientist

List – I (Theory)

List – II (Names of Scientist)

(a) Sea floor spreading theory

(i) Wegener

(b) Continental drift theory

(ii) Harry Hess

(c) Elastic rebound theory

(iii) Joly

(d) Radio activity theory

(iv) Reed

Q-4 Codes theory and names of scientist
Q-4 Codes theory and names of scientist

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(B)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

(C)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(D)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

5. Red Sea is an example of

(A) Synclinal valley

(B) Volcanic structure

(C) Rift valley

(D) Eroded valley

6. Which of the following factors is responsible for the planetary wind belts ?

(A) The tilt of earth’s axis

(B) The rotation of earth

(C) High and low pressure belts

(D) Differential rate of heating of land and water

7. Given below are two statements. One is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).

Select your answers from the code given below :

Assertion (A) : Remains of older mountain belts lie within the shields in few places.

Reason (R) : Older mountain belts in shield areas are composed of soft sedimentary rocks.

(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.

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

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

(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

8. The correct sequence of the following features towards sea from the coast is :

(A) Berm – Lowtide terrace – Longshore trough – Longshore bar.

(B) Longshore trough – Longshore bar – Berm – Lowtide terrace.

(C) Lowtide terrace – Berm – Longshore bar – Longshore trough.

(D) Longshore bar – Lowtide terrace – Berm – Longshore trough.

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

Assertion (A) : When sand arrives at a particular section of the beach more rapidly, than it is carried away, the beach is widened and built ocean ward.

Reason (R) : The progradation process is everywhere common in the coastal environment.

(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.

(B) (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

10. Who propounded the concept of “Poly Climax” ?

(A) Clement

(B) Tanslay

(C) Whittaker

(D) Haeckel

11. The “Agenda 21” was adopted in which of the following conventions ?

(A) Stockholm convention

(B) Rio-Earth summit

(C) Rotterdam convention

(D) Ramsar convention

12. The correct sequence of Koppen’s climatic type from Nile delta towards Congo basin is

(A) BWh – BSh – Aw - Af

(B) Aw – Af – BSh – BWh

(C) BWh – Aw – BWh – Af

(D) Af – Aw – BSh – BWh

13. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Select your answers from the code given below :

Assertion (A) : There is a little mixing of air between the troposphere and stratosphere.

Reason (R) : The stratosphere holds large volume of water vapour dust.

(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.

14. “The special purpose of Geography is the comparison of unity in multiplicity” is the statement of

(A) Carl Ritter

(B) Ratzel

(C) Hartshorne

(D) Humboldt

15. Which of the following area’s observation motivated Davis to develop his concept on ‘Cycle of Erosion’?

(A) Missouri

(B) Grinoco

(C) Montana

(D) Red River

16. Kant viewed Geography as a

(A) Spatial science

(B) Chorological science

(C) Regional science

(D) Systematic science

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

Match the List - I and List - II
Match the List - I and List - II

List – I

List – II

(a) Mark Jefferson

(i) Urban Geography

(b) Robert Dickinson

(ii) Settlement Geography

(c) Arthur Robinson

(iii) Physical Geography

(d) Alexander Von Humboldt

(iv) Carto graphy

Q-17 Codes List - I and List - II
Q-17 Codes List - I and List - II

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(B)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(D)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

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

Q-18 List- I and List-II
Q-18 List- I and List-II

List – I

List – II

(a) Strabo

(i) Christian Topography

(b) Firamanus

(ii) Historical Memoir

(c) Solinus

(iii) La Terre

(d) Elisee Reclus

(iv) Rerum Memorabilum

Q-18 Codes List- I and List-II
Q-18 Codes List- I and List-II

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(D)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

19. City-size distribution is best depicted by

(A) Urban hierarchy

(B) Central place theory

(C) Rank-size rule

(D) Losch’s Hexagonal Model

20. According to UN projections, which one of the following regions will contribute maximum to the global urban population by 2030 ?

(A) South Asia

(B) East Asia

(C) South East Asia

(D) Latin America

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

Assertion (A) : Social landscape is a region in which one or several groups live and share a common set of ideas about their immediate environment.

Reason (R) : It is a region where human needs, identity, security and stimulation are satisfied.

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

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

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

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

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

Assertion (A) : Logistic population growth is allowed to develop in an optimal environment of unlimited size.

Reason (R) : The growth follows an exponential curve.

Codes :

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

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

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

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

23. Carl Sauer is best identified for his classic work related to

(A) cultural landscape

(B) economic landscape

(C) social landscape

(D) physical landscape

24. pH value of moderately alkaline soils varies between

(A) 4.5 to 5.0

(B) 5.0 to 5.5

(C) 5.8 to 6.4

(D) 7.8 to 8.4

25. Which one of the following agricultural systems is described as “Child of Industrial Revolution” ?

(A) Intensive subsistence tillage

(B) Livestock ranching

(C) Subsistence tillage

(D) Collective farming

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

Q-26 Scholar and Model
Q-26 match list Scholar and Model

List – I (Scholar)

List – II (Model)

(a) Von Thunen

(i) Input output model

(b) Julian Wolpart

(ii) Diffusion model

(c) W.W. Leontieff

(iii) Concentric rings of landuse

(d) Toresten Hagerstrand

(iv) Decision making model

Q-26 codes Scholar and Model
Q-26 codes Scholar and Model

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(iii)

(ii)

(iv)

(B)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(C)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(D)

(iii)

(iv)

(i)

(ii)

27. Which one of them is a footloose industry ?

(A) Iron and steel industry

(B) Automobile industry

(C) Cement industry

(D) Cotton textile industry

28. Transport route development model by Taffe is based on his studies on

(A) Ethiopia and Egypt

(B) Sudan and Nigeria

(C) Kenya and Nigeria

(D) Ghana and Nigeria

29. Which of the following ports has an outer harbor for export of iron ore ?

(A) Kolkata

(B) Mumbai

(C) Vishakhapatnam

(D) Cochin

30. Match the association of the following ethnic groups in List – I with the List – II and find the correct answer from the codes given below :

Q-30 List-I and List-II
Q-30 List-I and List-II

List – I

List – II

(a) Masai

(i) African grassland

(b) Bhils

(ii) North-East India

(c) Bushman

(iii) Kalahari

(d) Kukis

(iv) Rajasthan

Q-30 Codes List-I and List-II
Q-30 Codes List-I and List-II

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(C)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(D)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

31. Which of the following set of languages are spoken in descending order ?

(A) English, Chinese, French, Russian.

(B) Chinese, French, English, Russian.

(C) Russian, English, French, Chinese.

(D) Chinese, English, French, Russian.

32. Regions deleanated on the basis of relationship are called

(A) Natural regions

(B) Nodal regions

(C) Planning regions

(D) Developing regions

33. Improving human welfare without causing damage to the environment is called

(A) Regional development

(B) Regional planning

(C) Sustainable development

(D) Resource analysis

34. Which one of the following is an ideal combination for setting up iron and steel industry ?

(A) Coal – Electricity – Market

(B) Coal – Iron ore – Water

(C) Electricity – Water – Iron ore

(D) Coal – Water – Cotton

35. In which of the following States of India Uranium is embedded in the igneous and metamorphic rocks?

(A) Tamil Nadu

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Rajasthan

(D) Kerala

36. Which is the largest physiographic division of India?

(A) Great Northern Plains

(B) Great Indian Plateau

(C) Greater Himalayas

(D) The Coastal Plains

37. Which of the following earthquakes was the severely devastating and disastrous that occurred in India?

(A) Kangra earthquake of 1905

(B) Bihar earthquake of 1934

(C) Gujarat earthquake of 2001

(D) Konya earthquake of 1967

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

Match the Waterfalls and Rivers
Match the Waterfalls and Rivers

List – I (Waterfalls)

List – II (Rivers)

(a) Chulia

(i) Narmada

(b) Sivasamudram

(ii) Chambal

(c) Bheraghat

(iii) Cauvery

(d) Mundru

(iv) Subernrekha

Q-38 Codes Waterfalls and Rivers
Q-38 Codes Waterfalls and Rivers

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(B)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(D)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

39. Economic reforms in India are leading to

I. Concentration of economic activities.

II. Widening gaps between the rich and poor people.

III. Higher growth rate of metropolitan areas.

IV. Low cost access to urban amenities and services.

(A) I and II are correct.

(B) I, II and III are correct.

(C) II and IV are correct.

(D) I, III and IV are correct.

40. According to nearest-neighbour index, what would be the maximum value for a complete dispersed settlement pattern ?

(A) 0.00

(B) 1.55

(C) 2.15

(D) 2.88

41. Which of the following is a geo-synchronous satellite ?

(A) LANDSAT

(B) METEOSAT

(C) IRS

(D) KITSAT

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

Match the Characteristis and types
Match the Characteristis and types

List – I (Characteristics)

List – II (Map type)

(a) Depiction of spatial

(i) Isopleth

(b) Lines of distribution of equal value

(ii) Flow map

(c) Distinguish different areas by use of colors

(iii) Chorochromatic

(d) A real unit of mapping

(iv) Choropleth

Codes Characteristis and types
Codes Characteristis and types

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(D)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

43. Relative shift of mean centre of population distribution in any region over a period of time can be examined applying

(A) Nearest neighbour analysis

(B) Harmonic mean

(C) Mean deviation from mean

(D) Weighted arithmetic mean

44. Temperature measured on Kelvin scale is an example of

(A) Comparative scale

(B) Vernier scale

(C) Interval scale

(D) Ratio scale

45. The suitable method to measure the change in spatial concentration of scheduled tribes population in India during the last three decades is

(A) Coefficient of variation

(B) Gini coefficient

(C) Index of diversification

(D) Index of dissimilarity

46. Diversified cropping system in subsistence agricultural system is governed by :

I. Local demands

II. Local resource base

III. Market forces

IV. Technological know – how

Select the correct

codes :

(A) I, II and III are correct.

(B) I, II and IV are correct.

(C) II, III and IV are correct.

(D) I, III and IV are correct.

Read the following paragraph and answer the following questions :

The chorological concept of geography focused on the study of the earth’s surface in terms of variations between areas (later named areal differentiation), was originally developed by Richthofen (1883) and subsequently advanced by Hettner in Germany. It was popularized and raised to the level of the dominant concept of geography in the English – speaking world through Hartshorne’s monumental Nature of Geography (1939). A strong tradition of regional geography had already developed in France under the leadership of Paul Vidal de la Blache. Indeed regional geography reigned supreme in the world of geographical scholarship until the early 1950’s, after which the regional paradigm for comprehending the earth as the world of man began, starting with Schaefer (1953), to be attacked as one that propagated “exceptionalism” and “ideography” in the discipline and thereby led the geographer away from the fundamental goal of science, i.e. the search for general principles of behaviour. A few years earlier, Kimble (1951) had condemned the concept of region as an eighteenth century concept. He maintained that “it is links in the landscape ………. rather than the breaks that impress” the scientific mind. Bunge (1966) was convinced that the regionalists error lay in their “nation of the uniqueness of location”, owing to which they emphasized exceptions rather than similarities between places and locations. Coupled with this was a general impression that the French tradition of viewing the region as an ecological unit for the analysis of human groups was no longer relevant to the study of places and regions in the post-Industrial Revolution societies like those in Europe. All this contributed to a widespread retreat from regional geography. This meant the “eclipse of a traditional component of geography which was until recently considered a sine quanon of the discipline.

47. The central theme of the passage is concerned with

(A) Contributions made by Richard Hartshorne.

(B) Research done by Ferdinand von Richthofen and Alfred Hettner.

(C) Contributions made by Fred K. Schaefer.

(D) History of regional concept.

48. Who developed the concept of areal differentiation in geography ?

(A) Richard Hartshorne

(B) Paul Vidal de la Blache

(C) Alfred Hettner

(D) Ferdinand Von Richthofen

49. Who stated that the region is an eighteenth century concept and it links the land slope ……… rather than the breaks ?

(A) Fred K. Schaefer

(B) Richard Hartshorne

(C) G.H.T. Kimble

(D) Paul Vidal de la Blache

50. “Pays Concept” is associated with

(A) German school

(B) French school

(C) American school

(D) Russian school