IAS Mains Geography Papers 2000

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IAS Mains Geography 2000

Paper I

Section A

  1. On the supplied outline map of the world 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:

    1. Addis Ababa

    2. Vladivostok

    3. Mt. Cotopaxi

    4. Mt. Gunnbjorn

    5. Pidurutalagala

    6. Amu Darya

    7. Long Island

    8. Nubian Desert

    9. Karkloof Waterfall

    10. Yellow Sea

    11. Great Bear Lake

    12. Welland Canal.

  2. With reference to the theory of Plate Tectonics, explain the origin and growth of the young Fold Mountain Systems of the world.

  3. Give an account of the types and distribution of precipitation on the surface of the earth.

  4. Discuss the causes and consequences of environmental degradataion and highlight the related conservation measures.

Section B

  1. Write short notes on any THREE of the following (each answer should be in about 200 words):

    1. T-S diagram

    2. Soil ProVirtual

    3. Rank-Size Rule

    4. The limits to growth.

  2. Discuss the causes and consequences of population migration in the world.

  3. Explain the basis and applicability of Christallar's Central Place Theory. Bring out the recent modifications.

  4. What is a region? Discuss the types of regions and-the methods of regionalization.

Paper II

Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 300


Each question is printed both in Hindi and in English.

The answers must be written in the medium specified in the Admission Certificate issued to you, which must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No mark will be given for the answers written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate. Candidates should attempt questions 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any THREE of the remaining questions selecting at least ONE question from each Section. All questions carry equal marks.

Illustrate your answers with suitable sketch-maps and diagrams.

Section A

  1. Draw an outline map of India covering the major portion of a page of your answer-book and mark on it ten of the following entries:

    1. Cauvery

    2. Narmada river

    3. Chilka lake

    4. Nagarjunsagar

    5. Agra

    6. Cochin

    7. Satpura range

    8. Aravalli hills

    9. Bombay High

    10. Kaziranga National Park

    11. Kargil region (iiu) National Highway No. 7

  2. Describe the structure and relief features of Peninsular India.

  3. Analyse the distribution of population in India in the perspective of natural resources and identify the over-populated and under-populated regions in the country.

  4. Discuss the growth, location and distribution of Iron and Steel Industry in India.

Section B

  1. Answer any three of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Explain the concept of multi-level planning in India.

    2. Analyse the recent trends in Indian International Trade.

    3. Examine the National Forest Policy of India.

    4. Discuss the environmental impact of the growth of slums in Indian cities.

  2. Describe the salient characteristics of the morphology of Indian cities.

  3. Analyse the role of India in the geo-politics of the Indian Ocean Region.

  4. Give a reasoned account of either flood hazards or drought hazards occurring in India, and also suggest measures for controlling them.

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