geography 2010 mains paper 1 & 2

Posted: November 5, 2010 in 2010_mains_papers

Geography 2010 mains paper 1

1. write short notes on the following about 200 words . 15×4 =60

a.        essential conditions for development of karst topography

b.        ocean deposits

c.        inversion of temperature

d.        floristic kingdoms, based on their global distribution


2.        a. bring out the relevance of seismic study in determining the structure of the interior of the earth . 30 mrks

b. weathering is complex phenomenon involving a number of process & is influenced by various factors. Elaborate. 30 mrks


3.        a. what is polar front? How does cyclone develop along this front? Describe the weather conditions associated with it. 30 mrks

b. examine the various kinds of atmospheric humidity & their associated forms. 30 mrks


4.a. explain the scientifically sound methods of bathymetry & give an account of the bottom topography of the atlantic ocean. 30 mrks

b. give an account of the structure of ecosystem & describe its functional aspects. 30 mrks


section b


5. write the short explanatory notes on the following: 12×5 = 60

a . neo-determinism

b. occidental culture realm

c. optimum population

d. growth poles

e. von thunen’s concept of economic rent.


6.a. critically examine the method of deriving human development index. 30 mrks

b. famine to a considerable extent, ia man made hazard. Elaborate. 30 mrks


7.a. critically examine the changing perspective of on the concept of a real differentiation. 30 mrks

b.  bring out the sequential improvements in models of city structure of by e. w. burgeese, homer hoyt, & harris & ullman. 30 mrks


8.a. discuss the role of world trade organization in determining the pattern of world trade. 30 mrks

b. huge populations of developing countries are not a curse. These may be & also are an asset , if situations are properly managed. Elaborate on this assertion. 30 mrks.


Geography 2010 mains paper 2


1. on the outline map of India provided to you , mark the location of all the following for which 1(one) marks is given to each correct entry. Write in you answer script the significant geographical relevance/strategic importance of these locations , whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/culture in not more than 30 words for each entry. 3 (three) marks are allotted for each write-up. 4×15 = 60

a.        narcondam

b.        kavvayi

c.        krishnapatanam

d.        shadnagar

e.        gahirmatha

f.          point calimere

g.        jaitapur

h.        parichha

i.          saltoro kangri

j.          shencottah gap

k.        banas river

l.          phalgu river

m.       sirpur

n.        sanand

o.        drass


2.        explain Himalayan orogeny & illustrate how the process has affected the geomorphic characteristics of marco divisions of Himalayas. 60 mrks

3.        a. discuss the spatial distribution of natural vegetation in India with the help of sketched map. 30 mrks

b. examine the problems & prospects of agro-based industries in bihar. 30 mrks


4.a. discuss the emerging pattern of surface water utilization in India. 30 mrks

b. assess as to how surface water utilization affects food production & food security in the country. 30 mrks


section b

5. write about the following in 250 words: 15×4 = 60

a. role of physiography in cross border terrorism

b. offshore oilfields & coastal ecology

c. spatial pattern of soil erosion in India

d. ethnic diversity of north-eastern states


6.a. define an epidemic & discuss the occurrence of chikungunya in India . 30 mrks

b. identify the regions affected by chikungunya with the help of sketched map & bring out the regional pattern of the disease. 30 mrks


7.a. outline he role of class II & class III towns in urban process of India & indicate their contribution towards balanced urban development. 30 mrks

b. how does formation of national park help ecological restoration & conservation? Explain with suitable examples. 30 mrks


8.a. explain how demographic transaction created demographic divide in contemporary India. 30 mks

b. what is regionalism? Discuss how regionalism affects the developmental process with suitable examples. 30 mks.


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