IAS Exam Papers-Main - Geography (Paper -II) 2009

Geography - 2009 (Main) (Paper - II)    SECTION – A

1. On the outline map of India provided to you , mark the location of any fifteen of the following for which 1 ( one) mark is given to each correct entry. Write in your answer script the significance geographical relevance or strategic importance of these locations, whether physical / commercial / economic / ecological / environmental / cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry. 3 (three) marks are allotted for each write up. 15×4=60
a) Akarimota
b) Kolleru Lake
c) Van Tivu
d) Silent Valley
e) Amaravati River
f) Pirotan Island

g) Mangla
h) Meghnagar
i) Shipki La
j) Bhachau
k) The Home of Sundari tree
l) Place of orgin of River Narmada
m) Gokak
n) Ken River
o) Bailadila
p) Bhavani Sagar Dam
q) Kutralam Falls
r) Dalma Hills
s) Rangit River
t) Dhanjori Hills

2. a). Discuss the formation and their distribution of themajor soil types of India. 30

b). Give reasons as to why rainfall variability is a characteristic features of India’s monsoons. 30

3. Distinguish between the West and East coasts of India in terms of their evolution, present topography and drainage pattern. 60

4. Examine the role of raw materials in the location of the Ironand Steel Industry in India. Illustrate your answer with suitable examples. 60


5. Answer any three of the following in about 200 words each:20×3=60

a). What is the role of the Triple Transport System in theregional development of India ?

b). Explain the factors responsible for the distribution of Sugar Industry in India.

c). State the geographical factors which influence rural housetypes in India.

d). Giving reasons , identify the chronic drought prone areasof India.

6. What are the cause and consequences of environmental degradation in India’s industrial areas? Give specific examples. 60

7. There is no sharp divide where an urban settlement stops and rural areas begins.” Analyze the statement with reference to the sprawl of Indian cities. 60

8. a). How do the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors operate for theemergence of slums in the metropolises of India? 30

b). Discuss the impact of globlisation of India’s industry and agriculture sectors. 30

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