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.
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.
The number of marks carried by a question/ part is indicated against it.
Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.
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.
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:
2x 5 = 10
b. Explain the reasons for the regional variation of intensity of cropping in India.
c. Cropping pattern in India is largely a reflection of physic-climatic factors. Discuss with suitable examples.
d. Suggest the measures to avoid water crisis in the future.
e. Discuss the importance of Mangrove in the functioning of coastal ecosystem.
Q2. Answer following (20 + 15 + 15 marks)
a. Land reform though not very successful has played a significant role in the socio- economic transformation of India.
b. Evolution of Industries in India is highly lopsided throughout. Explain.
c. Discussthevariousgeographicalbasisof Indian federalism.