• GEOGRAPHY MAIN 2015

    P.B.S.–10 PAPER :2

    GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL: PERFORMANCE BAROMETER-10:

    TIME: 3 HOURS MARKS: 250

    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. 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. Kudremukh

    2. Pune
    3. Mahi River

    4. Mawsynram 

     

    5. Blue Mountain

    1. Present a reasoned account of variation in the intensity of folding in different parts of the Himalaya.

    2. Floods in India is more anthropogenic than natural. In the light of this statement highlight the reasons behind Chennai flood.

    3. Discuss the reasons for the soil degradation in India.

    4. Effective implementation of land reform is indispensable for rural industrialisation. Comment.

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

      1. Absence of volcanic peaks in Himalaya is related with the nature of its formation. Discuss.

      2. Predictability of monsoon is associated with the complexities of its mechanism. Comment.

      3. Sustainability is more a myth than a reality. Do you agree?

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

      1. Agricultural growth is directly related with the infrastructural factors. Explain with suitable examples.

      2. Discuss the trend of location of Iron and Steel industry in India.

      3. Man is a social animal, so if they are not social they are animal. Do you agree?

    3. Q4.  Answer the following questions.

      1. Regional disparity in India is both a curse and a boon. Comment.

     

                   b.Sectoral transformation of economy is directly related with social transformation. Elaborate the                                 statement with suitable examples. 

     

     

                   c. Liberalisation has inherent problem in it to increase rural urban divide. 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:

    2 × 5 = 10
    1. Amritsar
    2. Port Blair
    3. Kolleru Lake

    4. Siachin Glacier

    5. Tarapur

    1. Racial diversity in India is a historical issue rather than a demo-graphic issue.Discuss.

    2. Is India an overpopulated state?

    3. India will not be able to reap the real demographic dividend be-cause of regional variation in its demography. How this is blessing in disguise?

    4. Discuss the geographical reasons causing regional disparity in India. 

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

    1. Explain the reasons for the lopsided development of India's cities.

    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Interlinking of rivers.

    3. Discuss the feasibility of watershed as planning unit.

    Q7. Answer following

    (20 + 15+15 marks)

    1. House hold and cottage industries have to be the base for rural development. Examine.

    2. Social inclusion is a much bigger challenge than financial inclusion. Elaborate with suitable example.

    3. Discuss the factors responsible for variation in density in India.

    Q8. Answer the following. (25+ 25 marks)

    a. Discuss the settlement pattern in southern India.

    b. Discuss the climatic classification of India according to Koeppen. 


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