CBSE UGC NET Geography Paper 3 June 2011 Solutions at Doorsteptutor. Com

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Note : This paper is of two hundred (200) marks containing four (4) sections. Candidates are required to attempt the questions contained in these sections according to the detailed instructions given therein.


Note : This section consists of two essay type questions of twenty (20) marks, each to be answered in about five hundred (500) words each.

1. Discuss the views of Penck, Wood and King on the evolution of slopes.


Comment on the occurrences of various types of natural hazards and human response to them.

2. Discuss the paradigm shift in geography


Critically examine the central place theory and its relevance to regional planning.


Note : This section contains three (3) questions of fifteen (15) marks, each to be answered in about three hundred (300) words.

3. Explain the role of jet stream in the mechanism of monsoon.

4. Explain the concept of radicalism in geography.

5. Mention the physiographic characteristics of the Northern Plains of India.


Note : This section contains nine (9) questions of ten (10) marks, each to be answered in about fifty (50) words.

6. Differentiate between El Nino and La Nina.

7. Explain the process of desertification.

8. Mention the characteristics of black cotton soil in India.

9. Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources.

10. Differentiate between nation and nation state.

11. Define social well-being.

12. Mention the factors that influence the variation in salinity in sea water.

13. Define Urban Fringe.

14. Differentiate between determinism and neo-determinism.


Note : This section contains five (5) questions of five (5) marks each based on the following passage. Each question should be answered in about thirty (30) words.

The movement that led to the quantitative revolution in geography was begun by physicists and mathematicians. It first transformed the physical and then the biological sciences, and by the 1950s, was strongly represented in most of the social sciences. The movement towards quantification was part of the general spread and growth of modes of scientific analysis into a world formerly dominated by a concern with the exceptional and the unique. As Burton noted, geography has long been a “following” rather than a “Leading” discipline, in that the main currents of thought adopted at various stages in geography have led to their origins in other fields. Thus, the mechanistic approach in the nineteenth century science found expression in a deterministic cause and effect approach to the study of man-environment relationships. There was a similar mechanistic flavour in much of the recent work of quantifiers. It was as if geography was reemerging after having lapsed into ideography which had followed the retreat from environmental determinism, but although quantification in geography had been mechanistic in orientation, the new techniques being used were, in line with the prevailing trend in contemporary science, probabilistic.

15. Why did geography could not be a “Leading Science” ?

16. Why did quantitative geography in its later developments get freed from a deterministic method ?

17. Why a mechanistic flavour could be discerned in application of quantitative methods in its early development ?

18. Did quantitative revolution in some respect represent moving away from ideographic approach of the earlier decades in American geography ?

19. Why did quantitative revolution in its early phases affect more in areas related to physical geography than in human geography ?