IAS Geography Optional Analysis Cultural Setting Questions 1991 Onwards

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1991: Identify the major tribal communities in India by regions and examine the problems common to all of them and the ways of their solution.

1992: Examine critically the major factors responsible for the growth of two highest population density zones in India.

Salient features of Tribal area planning. (Short notes).

1993: Elucidate the current population policy of India and comment on its effectiveness. (Short notes).

1993: Analyse the changes in the literacy rate during the post-independence period in India. (Short notes).

1994: Elucidate the population density types in India. (Short notes).

1995: Discuss the problems of tribal areas in India. (Short notes).

1995: Elucidate the measures taken to limit the growth of population in India. (Short notes).

1996: Name the million cities of India according to 1991 census and critically examine the factors for unprecedented growth in their population in the last 40 years.

1996: Explain the salient features of the tribal development programme with particular reference to either Dandakaranya or Chotanagpur.

1997: Examine the genesis of racial diversity in India.

1997: Critically examine the factors affecting the distributional pattern of population in India.

1998: Critically examine the problems and prospects of tribal areas in India.

1998: Discuss the role of languages in regional consciousness and national integration in India.

2000: Analyse the distribution of population in India in the perspective of nature resources and identify the overpopulation and under-population region in the country.

2001: Elucidate the sex and age structure of the population of India. (Short notes)

2002: In what way the language, religion and tradition can form the basis of cultural regionalisation of India?

2003: No question.

2004: No question.

2005: No question.

2006: No Question

2007: No Question

2008: No Question

2009: No Question

2010: No Question

2011: No Question

2012: Factors affecting innovation diffusion. (12 marks)

2012: Linguistic diversity in North-eastern states. (12 marks)

2012: Geographical reasons for the variation in literacy from state to state in India. (12 marks)

2012: Evaluate the population policy of India and examine its relevance to the nation’s population control.

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2012: How are structure affects dependency ratio? Explain with suitable examples. (20 marks)

2013: What do you understand by ‘Young India’? How can the present state of population composition be converted into an asset for the country? (150 words)

2013: Describe the impact of linguistic diversity on the development of various regions of India. (150 words)

2014: Highlight the implications of declining child sex ratio in India.

2014: Discuss the trends in emigration focusing on its major thrust.

2015: “Age-sex pyramid is representative of the history of a region.” Explain. (In about 150 words)

2015: Discuss the social and spatial ramifications of increasing longevity.

2015: In population planning, the thrust of the Government has been ‘planning the population’ not ‘plan for the population’. Elaborate.

2015: “Cultural regions are the most suited units to study the diversity of an area.” Comment.

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