IAS Geography Optional Analysis Population And Settlement Geography Questions 1991 Onwards

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1991: Trace and account for the various trends of population growth in the world during the present century.

1992: Citing suitable examples from India, explain the role of site and other physical factors in determining the types and patterns of rural settlements.

1993: Discuss the major international streams of migration in the world in recent times and account for the relationship that exists between population pressure areas and migration prospects.

1994: No question.

1995: Examine the theories about population control and explain the relative merits of these theories in limiting population growth.

1996: No question.

1997: No question.

1998: No question.

1999: Bring out the contrast between the internal structure of the pre-industrial and industrial cities.

2000: Discuss the causes and consequences of population migration.

2001: Bring out the main points of difference between the central place theories of Christaller and Losch.

2002: No Question.

2003: Examine the concept of sphere of urban influence and discuss the qualitative and quantitative methods used in its delimaitaion.

2004: No question.

2005: No question.

2006: In Urban geography, what are the concepts of primate city and Rank Size Rules?

2007: Give an account of functional bases to central place hierarchy.

2007: Write a note on the parameters used to describe the demographic transitions in the developing countries like India.

2008: Discuss the social and economic theories of population growth.

2008: Describe the laws of international boundaries and frontiers.

2009: What are the causes and consequences of environmental degradation in India’s industrial areas? Give specific examples.

2009: Discuss the impacts of globalization on India’s industry and agriculture sectors.

2010: Identify the regions affected by Chikangunya with the help of sketched map and bring out the regional pattern of the disease.

2010: How does formation of national park help ecological restorarion and conservation and Explain with suitable example.

2011: Secondary cities in the context of urbanization in developing world (12 marks)

2011: Population and Food security (12 marks)

2011: Critically examine the salient feature of Central Place Theory propounded by Christaller and Losch. (30 marks)

2012: Relevance of distance decay principle in Indian cities. (12 marks)

2012: Impact of migration on urban demography (12 marks)

2012: Similarties in the population distribution of southern continents and reasons for the same. (12 marks)

2012: Status of infant mortality rate in the world. (12 marks)

2012: Evalute the various models on population density distribution in urban centres. (30 marks)

2012: ‘Though 70% of Indian population is rural urban planning is crucial to the development of India’. Discuss. (30 marks)

2012: Impact of changing fertility ratio on world population distribution. (20 words)

2012: ‘Colonial forces resulted in the primate pattern of urban process in most Southeast Asian Countries.’ Discuss (20 words)

2012: Regional shift in the world urbanisation after 1950 and the varied characteristic of urban process. (20 words)

2013: Relevance of Heartland theory in Contemporary world. (150 words)

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2013: What is Geriatrics? What are the problems associated with Geriatric population? (250)

2014: Discuss the factors responsible for counter-urbanization

2014: (b) “Rural sustainability is necessary for urban sustainability”. Discuss the statement in the backdrop of integrated development approach.

2014: “Indo-Gangetic hearth is considered to be one of the world’s richest cultural realms.” Examine.

2014: Explain the qualitative and quantitative methods of delineation of the sphere of urban influence.

2015: Discuss Nelson’s method of functional classification of towns.

2015: “Marx’s view on population is more humanistic.” Comment.

2015: Critically examine the theories on population migration.

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. (In about 150 words)

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

2016: Describe the regional pattern of Life Expectancy in the world and bring out the challenges faced by developing countries due to increasing life expectancy.

2016: Discuss the factors influencing the distribution of sex ration in India.

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