• GEOGRAPHY MAIN 2015

    P.B.S. – 7

    GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL: PERFORMANCE BAROMETER-7:

    TIME: 3 HOURS MARKS: 250

         1.  Illustrate your answers with suitable sketches, maps and diagrams wherever necessary. These shall be drawn in the            space provided for answering the question itself.

         2.  There are EIGHT questions divided into two Sections. Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.

    1. Question Nos. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, TWO are to be attempted choosing at least ONE question from each Section.

    2. The number of marks carried by a question/ part is indicated against it.

    3. Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.

    4. Attempts of questions shall be counted in chronological order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly. Any page or portion of the page left blank in the Question-cum- Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off.

      SECTION :A

    Q1. Answer the following in150 words each: 10 × 5 = 50 marks

    a. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your TEST Booklet the significance of these locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ ecological environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry:

    2 × 5 = 10
    1. Badrinath. 2. Daffla hill. 3. Khetri Mine. 4. Kalpakkam. 5. Dal Lake. 

     

    b. Trace the evolution of Industries in India.

    c. Assurance of food Security needs a multidimensional approach. Elaborate with suitable examples from India.

    1. Economic geography is largely a reflection of Physico-climatic condition. Discuss.

    2. Explain the K principle of christaller central place theory.

    Q2. Answer following (20 + 15 + 15 marks)

    a. String of pearls and reverse string in the present day geopolitical world is the reassertion of some parts of Mackinder's Heartland theory. Discuss.

    b. Interlinking of rivers in India has the potential to solve all the possible water related issues /problems in India. Discuss.

    c. Critically analyse the relevance of Von Thunen model in Indian context.

    Q3. Answer following (20 + 15 + 15 marks)

    1. Distribution of Iron and steel Industry in India was in conformity with the concept of Weber, but recent trend shows a great deviation from it. Discuss the factors causing such deviation.

    2. Discuss the trend of the location of paper industry in India.

    3. Discuss the different possible natural causes of climate change.

    Q4.Answer the following questions.

    a. Establish a link between the Rostov model of growth and Demographic transition theory.

    b. "If third world war happens it will happen for water" is a statement suggesting the deep water crisis faced by future 

     

        generation Discuss with special reference to India.

    c. Distribution of Special Economic Zone has inherent weakness of regional disparity. Discuss.

    SECTION B:

    Q5. Answer These:

    a. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your TEST Booklet the significance of these locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ ecological environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry:

    2x 5 = 10
        1. HBJ Pipeline.

        2. Bombay High.

    1. Kochi.

    2. Sabarmati.

    3. Mayurakshi Dam.

    1. Malthusian model of population growth has completely ignored the human capacity to counter it. Examine.

    2. Liberalisation though has positive impact over absolute poverty , it has negative impact over relative poverty. Elaborate.

    3. Agro based Industries has great potential to counter the regional disparity in India. Discuss.

         e. Physiography has a direct bearing over the cultural mosaic of a region. Discuss with suitable examples.

     Q6. Answer the following. (20 + 15 + 15 marks)

    1. Discuss the relevance of system analysis in Human geography.

    2. In one way or the other, labour still play a significant role in the location of industries as suggested by Weber. Discuss.

    3. Indian, Pakistani and Chinese border disputes have become a fantasy frontiers. Explain.

    Q7. Answer following

    (20 + 15 + 15 marks)

    1. "Excessive population growth stands in the way of economic growth". Examine this statement with reference to Marx vs Malthus theory of population.

    2. Land use pattern in India will keep on changing to adjust the demands for various needs. Explain.

    3. "Soil profile has a great regional variation". Elaborate.

    Q8. Answer the following.

    1. Discuss the factors causing change in the locational pattern of Industries in the post liberalised India.

    2. Explain the concept of agriculture productivity and highlight the causes of the regional variation.

    3. Forest conservation measures taken have its loopholes. Highlight those loopholes and suggest the corrective measures. 

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