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

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


Q. 1.  On the supplied outline map of the world mark any TEN of the following and also write in your answer script the most significant aspect of each of them in not more than TEN words :-

(a) Addis Ababa
(b) Vladivostok
(c) Mt. Cotopaxi
(d) Mt. Gunnbjorn

(e) Pidurutalagala

(f) Amu Darya

(g) Long Island

(h) Nubian Desert

(i) Karkloof Waterfall

(j) Yellow Sea

(k) Great Bear Lake

(l) Welland Canal.

Q. 2. With reference to the theory of Plate Tectonics, explain the origin and growth of the young Fold Mountain Systems of the world.

Q. 3. Give an account of the types and distribution of precipitation on the surface of the earth.

Q.4. Discuss the causes and consequences of environmental degradataion and highlight the related conservation measures.


Q. 5. Write short notes on any THREE of the following (each answer should be in about 200 words) :

(a) T-S diagram

(b) Soil ProVirtual

(c) Rank-Size Rule

(d) The limits to growth.

Q. 6. Discuss the causes and consequences of population migration in the world.

Q. 7. Explain the basis and applicability of Christallar's Central Place Theory. Bring out the recent modifications.

Q. 8. What is a region ? Discuss the types of regions and-the methods of regionalization.

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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