P.B.S.–9 PAPER :1
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
How the interior of the earth responds to the seismic waves?
Ekman spiral and ocean circulation.
Analyse the impact of global warming over the rainfall pattern.
Discuss the effect of soil erosion on soil quality.
Desertification has several ecological implications. Elaborate.
Q2. Answer following (20 + 15 + 15 marks)
a. Discuss the impact of rejuvenation on channel morphology.
b. Highlight the impact of changing location of pressure belts over the globe.
c. Explain different types of atmospheric stability and instability with special reference to the environmental lapse rate.
Q3.Answer following (20 + 15 + 15 marks)
Climatic classification of Trewartha has great similarity with that of koeppen's. Comment.
Volcanism is the most important geo- physical phenomena with multidimensional consequences. Discuss.
Highlight the adverse impact of salinity and alkalinity on soil quality. Suggest the measure to treat salinity and alkalinity.
Q4.Answer the following questions.
(25+ 25 marks)
a. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the political zoning of the oceans as done by the UNCLOS.
b. Explain the level of air pollution in different cities of India and various measures to control it.
Q5.Answer the following in150 words each:
10 × 5 = 50 marks
a. Perceptional environment is more important than real environment. Comment.
b. Explain the concept of Isodapane in the theory of Industrial Location.
c. Establish a link between innovation of diffusion theory and agricultural extension programmes in india.
d. Examine the parameters for assessment of Human Development Index in the world.
e. "Populations grow in an abundance of food, and shrink in times of scarcity"; examine.
Q6. Answerthefollowing. (20+15+15marks)
PaceandcontentofIndia'surbangrowth depend on economic development and social change; Elaborate
India has won the war against infant mortality; examine.
Discuss the problems and issues associated with iron steel industry in india.
Q7. Answer the following (20+15+15marks)
a. Dualism in Human Geography is more complementary than Dichotomy. Discuss.
b. Increasing urban slums are reflection of rural area distress, examine.
c. Establish a relation between Rostov model and demographic transition theory.
Q8. Answer the following. (25+25 marks)
Critically analyse the limits to growth model with special reference to India.
Regional planning most often ignores the environmental concerns. Discuss the statement with special reference to India
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