IAS Geography Optional Analysis Settlements Questions 1991 Onwards

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1991: Analyse the extent of urban population growth in India in the last four decades. (Short notes).

1991: Explain the basis and characteristics of Dspersed Settlements in the N.E. Region of India. (Short notes).

Explain the hierarchical pattern of Indian cities and discuss their growth and distribution. 1992: Major characteristics of the rural urban fringe. (Short notes).

1993: 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)

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. (Short notes).

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.

1999: No question.

2000: Describe the salient characteristics of the morphology of Indian cities.

2001: No question.

2002: No question.

2003: No question.

2004: ‘Economic characteristics of an area exert a much more direct effect upon its population patterns than do the physical characteristics’. Explain with examples.

2005: No question.

2006: Explain the processes and patterns of regional disparities in India and suggest measures for bringing about the regional balances.

2006: Explain the morphology of Indian cities in the background of existing morphological models.

2007: “Slums are urban menace” Elucidate with Indian cities as examples.

2008: ‘Unplanned urban development has created numerous problems.’ Comment.

2009: “There is no sharp divide where an urban settlement stop and rural area begins.” Analyse the statement with reference to the sprawl of Indian cities.

2009: How do the ‘Push’ and ‘Pull’ factors operate for the emergence of slums in the metropolises of India?

2010: Out line the role of class I and II towns in urban process of India and indicate their contribution towards balanced urban development.

2011: Discuss the problem of environmental degradation generated by urban wastes in India.

2012: Morphological characteristics of villages situated in hilly region. (12 marks)

2012: Give an account of geographical conditions responsible for the development of different types of rural settlements in India (30 marks)

2013: City-regions as territorial unit for regional planning and development

2013: Define slums and explain their problems. (150 words)

2013: Discuss the objectives of ‘Vision 2020’ in creation of viable village complex in India for ‘Inclusive Rural Development’ programme. (150 words)

2013: Describe how urbanization creates air and water pollution in India. (150 words)

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

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2015: "Mono-functional towns are economically vulnerable.” Discuss. (In about 150 words)

2016: Discuss the major characteristics of ‘CBD’.

2016: Discuss the role of site in determining the types and patterns of rural settlements.

2016: How do slums develop? Give concrete suggestions for their improvement.

2016: Present a comparative analysis of geographical factors responsible for distribution of human settlements in Rajasthan desert and North-Eastern regions of India.

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