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    2009s question papers of Mains Geography exam.


    2009s question papers of Mains Geography exam.

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    Re: 2009s question papers of Mains Geography exam.


    Mains Geography Exam-2009 Question Paper is attached below:

    Paper I


    1. Answer the following in about 200 words each :
    a) Highlights the geomorphic features essentially found in
    topographies under the second cycle of Erosion. (20)
    b) Give a brief account of principal land biomes and their
    latitudinal distribution. (20)
    c) Discuss views on slope development provided by L.C.
    King. (20)

    2. a). Identify each features that is indicated by the numerals (i)
    to (x) on the world Map provided. Identification of the feature
    carries 2 marks each. (2×10=20)
    b). Mention the location of each feature in respect of + (-)
    GMT. This carries 1 mark each. (1×10=10)
    c). provide a write up on the significance of the identified
    feature in approximately 40 words, this carries 3 marks
    each. (3×10=30)

    3. a).
    Explain factors contributing to the global climate change
    b). Discuss the consequences of Climate Change on
    agriculture and food security , and on the Coastal Zones of
    the world. (20)
    c). How does Climate change affect urban areas? (20)

    4. a). Examine economic significance of the resources of the
    Continental Shelf of the Indian Ocean. (30)
    b). Comment on marine heat budget and the oceanic
    Circulation system. (30)

    Section B
    (Human Geography)

    5. Write short notes on any three of the following in about
    200 words each: (20×3=60)
    a). Weight Triangle
    b). ‘Limit to Growth’ Model
    c). Tropical atmospheric instability
    d). Zonal and Azonal soils

    6. a). Provide a geographical account of global production
    and distribution of food. (30)
    b). ‘Quantitative Revolution and model building provided
    an empirical basis for geographical research’ – Elaborate.

    7. Elaborate the concept of Megalopolis and discuss the
    characteristics and problems related to two such regions
    selecting one each from North America and Europe. (60)

    8. a). Provide a broad classification of world cultural regions.
    b). Highlights the significance of environmental issues in
    Regional Planning. (30)
    Paper II


    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 the
    major 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 Iron
    and Steel Industry in India. Illustrate your answer with
    suitable examples. (60)


    5. Answer any three of the following in about 200 words each:
    a). What is the role of the Triple Transport System in the
    regional development of India ?
    b). Explain the factors responsible for the distribution of Sugar
    Industry in India.
    c). State the geographical factors which influence rural house
    types in India.
    d). Giving reasons , identify the chronic drought prone areas
    of 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 the
    emergence 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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