IAS Geography Optional Analysis Paper II Questions 1991 Onwards

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1991:

1. Bhadravati

2. Chumbi Valley

3. Lakshadweep

4. Palk Strait

5. Hirakud Reservoir

6. Parasnath Hill

7. Port Blair

8. Main Boundary Fault

9. Bombay High

10. Areas receiving less than 25 cm (10") rainfall

1992:

1. Kalpakkam

2. Shyok Valley

3. Salsett Is.

4. Adam’s Bridge

5. Farakka Barrage

6. Rajmahal Hills

7. Itanagar

8. Somnath

9. Khetri

10. Alignment of Konkan Railway under construction

1993:

1. Pokaran

2. Banihal

3. Kolleru Lake

4. Minicoy Is.

5. Maikal Range

6. Sabarmati River

7. Nunmati

8. Bababudan Hills

9. Singrauli Coalfield

10. 35°C June Isotherm

1994:

1. Barren Island

2. Marmagao

3. Agartala

4. Vadodara

5. Tapi

6. Rana Pratap Sagar

7. Kavaratti Island

8. Leh

9. Badrinath

10. Atomic Power Project in U.P.

1995:

1. Kolleru lake

2. Maikal range

3. Palghat

4. Darjeeling

5. Ellora

6. Rann of Kachchh

7. January Isotherm of 20°C

8. Ghaghara river

9. Bokaro

10. Corbett Park

1996:

1. Malwa Plateau

2. Pamban Island

3. Zaskar Range

4. The Godavari

5. Koyana Project

6. Gold mines of India

7. Ranthambore

8. Barauni

9. Nanda Devi biosphere 10.Rourkela

10. Rourkela

1997:

1. Mettur Dam

2. Kaziranga Park

3. Loktak Lake

4. Puri

5. Vindhyan Mountains

6. Mahanadi

7. Itanagar

8. Haldia

9. Sunderbans

10. Khetri copper mines

1998:

1. Hirakud Dam

2. Konkan Coast

3. Satpura Range

4. Narmada River

5. Lava Region

6. Pradip Port

7. Visakhapatnam

8. Lucknow

9. Chilka Lake

10. Bangalore

1999:

1. Farakka barrage

2. Kavaratti

3. Manali-Leh highway

4. Majuli riverain island

5. Rajmahal hills

6. Palghat gap

7. Chhattisgarh plain

8. Luni river

9. Karwar

10. Anadpur Sahib

2000:

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

12. National Highway No. 7

2001:

1. Harishchandra range

2. Bhima River

3. Semi-Arid Climatic zone

4. Manas National Park

5. Anai Mudi

6. Sambhar lake

7. Digboi oil field

8. Baghelkhand

9. National Highway No.8

10. Anjar

11. Red and Yellow soil area

12. Minicoy Island

2002:

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

2003:

1. Loktak Lake

2. Elephanta Island

3. Kali Sindh River

4. Ranikhet

5. Girnar Hills

6. Always

7. Shillong Plateau

8. Kolar Gold Mines

9. Salem

10. Rohtang Pass

11. Gobind Ballabh Pant Sagar

12. New Mangalore

2004:

1. Gulf of Kachchh

2. Indravati river

3. Mount Abu

4. Ganga river waterway from Allahabad

5. Dhauladhar

6. Kudermukh

7. Block Soils

8. Nagarajun Sagar

9. Bhuj

10. Rajrappa fall

11. Dimapur

12. Gulmarg

2005

1. Jawahar Lal Nehru Port

2. Chandra Bhaga River

3. Kiamur Range

4. Dhalousie

5. Ganga Sagar

6. Indira Point

7. Cardamom Hills

8. Bombay High

9. Nag Pahar

10. Gersoppa Falls

11. Pulicate Lake

12. Kakinada

2006:

1. Malaygiri

2. Sibsagar

3. Khetri

4. Sind River

5. Kalakot

6. Nathula Pass

7. Renukoot

8. Sabarigiri

9. Surendranagar

10. New Moore Island

11. Javadi Hills

12. Kolleru Lake

2007:

1. Nagarajun Sagar

2. Dharmasala

3. Aizawl

4. Konkan Railway

5. Kovalam Beach

6. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

7. ICRISAT

8. Vishakhapatnam Port

9. Panna

10. Nuclear Fule Complex

11. Gurgaon

12. Bodh Gaya

Write Brief notes (not exceeding 40 words each)

2008:

1. Butcher Island

2. Gopalpur Beach

3. Lavasa

4. Gandhisagar

5. Nam Dapha

6. Pampore

7. Mount Harrier

8. Barail Ranges

9. Palitana

10. NIO

11. Baltel

12. Pindari

Write in your answer script the significant geographical relevance or strategic importance of these locations, whether physical/Commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/ cultural in not more than 30 words

2009:

1. Akarimota

2. Kolleru Lake

3. Van Tivu

4. Silent valley

5. Amravati River

6. Pirotan Island

7. Mangla

8. Meghnagar

9. Shipki La

10. Bhachau

11. The home of Sunderi

12. Origin of river Narmada

13. Gokak

14. Ken river

15. Bailadila

16. Bhavani Sagar Dam

17. Kutralam Falls

18. Dalma Hills

19. Dhanjori Hills

20. Rangit river

2010:

1. Narcondam or Narcondum

2. Kavvayi

3. Krishnapatnam

4. Shadnagar

5. Gahirmatha Beach

6. Point Calimere

7. Jaitapur

8. Parichha

9. Saltoro Kangri

10. Shencottah

11. Banas

12. Falgu River

13. Sirpur or Sirpur Tandura

14. Sanand

15. Dras

2011:

1. Badami

2. Mandvi

3. Dodital

4. Yanam

5. Netarhat

6. Shamsabad

7. Lakshmantirth River

8. Bara-Lacha-La

9. Kakolat Fall

10. Singrauli

11. Daria Hills

12. Tree island

2012:

1. Manas

2. Bachau

3. Ganga river waterway from Allahabad

4. Indravati River

5. Amaravati River

6. Pir Panjal Ranges

7. Narkondam Island

8. Kharkai River

9. Kalahandi

10. Kakarapara

11. Murshidabad

12. Khetri

13. Pawapuri

14. Kolhan Highland

15. North Koel River

2013:

(1) Mishmi Hills

(2) Lipulekh Pass

(3) Beas River

(4) Rihand Dam

(5) Amarnath

(6) Rajgir

(7) Sindri

(8)National Highway No. 24

(9) Churk

(10) Indira Gandhi Cana

2014:

On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet, the significance of these locations, whether physical/ commercial/economic/geological/environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry.

Section –A

(i) Guru Shikhar

(ii) Bhor Ghat

(iii) Shravanabelagola

(iv) Kalibangan

(v) Ganga Sagar

Section -A

(i) Nokrek

(ii) Gorakhnath Peak

(iii) Indrakiladri Peak

(iv) Polavaram

(v) Anaimudi

Section –B

(i) Mundra Port

(ii) Chandipur

(iii) Mahendragiri

(iv) Hazira

(v) Vembanad Lake

2015:

Section -A

(i) Tharangambadi

(ii) Namcha Barwa

(iii) Narcodam

(iv) Khajjiar

(v) Chunchanakatte

2016:

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Section –A

(i) Pir Panjal Range

(ii) River Indravati

(iii) Nathu La Pass

(iv) Jog Falls

(v) Pulicat Lake

(vi) Kudankulam

(vii) Nalanda

(viii) Kudremukh

(ix) Headquarters of N – E Railways

(x) Farakka Barrage

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