IAS Exam Papers-Main - Geography (Paper -II) 2000

Geography - 2000 (Main) (Paper - II) Time Allowed : Three Hours      Maximum Marks : 300


Q. 1.  Draw an outline map of India covering the major portion of a page of your answer-book and mark on it ten of the following entries :

(i) Cauvery
(ii) Narmada river
(iii) Chilka lake
(iv) Nagarjunsagar

(v) Agra

(vi) Cochin

(vii) Satpura range

(viii) Aravalli hills

(ix) Bombay High

(x) Kaziranga National Park

(xi) Kargil region

(iiu) National Highway No. 7

Q. 2. Describe the structure and relief features of Peninsular India.

Q. 3. Analyse the distribution of population in India in the perspective of natural resources and identify the over-populated and under-populated regions in the country.

Q. 4. Discuss the growth, location and distribution of Iron and Steel Industry in India.


Q. 5. Answer any three of the following in about 200 words each :

(a) Explain the concept of multi-level planning in India.

(b) Analyse the recent trends in Indian International Trade.

(c) Examine the National Forest Policy of India.

(d) Discuss the environmental impact of the growth of slums in Indian cities.

Q. 6. Describe the salient characteristics of the morphology of Indian cities.

Q. 7. Analyse the role of India in the geo-politics of the Indian Ocean Region.

Q. 8. Give a reasoned account of either flood hazards or drought hazards occurring in India, and also suggest measures for controlling them.


Each question is printed both in Hindi and in English.
Answers must be written in the medium specified in the Admission Certificate issued to you, which must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No mark will be given for the answers written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate.
Candidates should attempt questions 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any THREE of the remaining questions selecting at least ONE question from each Section.
All questions carry equal marks.
Illustrate your answers with suitable sketch-maps and diagrams.

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