IAS Mains Geography Papers 2002

IAS Mains Geography 2002

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 every one of them in not more than ten words each: 10 × 6 = 60

    1. Adams Bridge

    2. Appalachian Mountains

    3. Bohemia

    4. Chechnya

    5. Golden Triangle

    6. Great Artesian Basin

    7. Labrador Current

    8. Lesotho

    9. Patagonia

    10. Sahel

    11. Tasmania

    12. Yucatan Peninsula

  2. Provide a critique of the ‘geographical cycle’ model, propounded by Davis. 60

  3. Discuss the criteria which Thomthwaite adopted for his 1948 classification of world climates. 60

  4. Write in detail on the concept of biosphere as an ecosystem. 60

Section B

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

    1. Geosyncline

    2. Neo-environmentalism

    3. Isolated states

    4. Rimland Theory

  2. Bring out the main points of difference between the central places theories of Chris taller and Losch. 60

  3. Write an essay on ‘sustainable development’ from the perspective of geography. 60

  4. To what extend do the regional patterns of economic development and human development in the world correspond with each other? Highlight situations of departure, in particular. 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. Blue Mountain

    2. Tawa river

    3. Dallirajhara mines

    4. Marmugao

    5. Coimbatore

    6. Kodaikanal

    7. Wular lake

    8. Rourkela

    9. Konkan railway

    10. Laterite soils

    11. Gulf of Mannar

    12. Rana Pratap Sagar

  2. Explain the origin, mechanism and characteristics of Summer Monsoon in India. 60

  3. Critically evaluate the dual impacts of green revolution in India. 60

  4. Discuss the oil and natural gas pipeline networks in India. Highlight their complementary role in regional development. 60

Section B

  1. Answer arty THREE of the following in about 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60

    1. Account for the present distributional pattern of population density in India.

    2. Analyze the role of policy of liberalization on industrial landscape of India.

    3. Discuss the salient features of Cauvery Water Award.

    4. Elucidate the role of Tribal Development Blocks in development of Tribal areas.

  2. Explain the causes, impacts and remedial measures of earthquake disaster. 60

  3. In what way the language, religion and tradition can form the basis of cultural regionalization of India? Elaborate. 60

  4. Give a reasoned account of regional disparities in economic development in India and bring out the contribution of decentralized planning in solving this problem. 60