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UPSC IAS Mains 2014 geography paper 1- December (dec)2014


Time Allowed :Threel Hours 
Maximum Marks :25O marks

QUESTION PAPER SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
(Please read each of, the following instructions carefully before attempting questions)

  • There are EIGHT questions divided in two Sections and printed both in HINDI and in ENGLISH. '
  • Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.
  • Question Nos. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, THREE 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.
  • Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission Certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this Question-cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers written in medium other than the authorized one.
  • Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.
  • Illustrate your answers with suitable sketches, maps and diagrams, wherever considered necessary. These shall be drawn in the space provided for answering the question itself.
  • 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.

GEOGRAPHY PAPER 1- MAINS OPTIONAL SUBJECT UPSC IAS CIVIL SERVICES EXAM


Answer the following in about 150 words each :




(10x5=50marks)

Q1:(A)Define the term ‘meander’ and describe the basic characteristics of entrenched meander and ingrown meander.

(B)Discuss the salient features of ‘sirocco’ and ‘mistral’.

(C)Give an account of the nature of biosphere as an ecosystem.

(D)State the uniqueness of the Eurasian Steppe Biome.

(E)Illustrate the origin and nature of Sargasso Sea and Lagoon.

Q2:(A)State the concept of plate tectonics. How does it help in explaining the formation of the Himalayas and Appalachian Mountains? (20marks)

(B)Describe the origin and development of thunderstorms with examples.(15marks)

(C)Enumerate the major causes of increasing degradation of environment in hills and hill slopes, and state its down-valley impact.(15marks)

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Q3:(A)Discuss the nature and origin of Indian monsoon and recent techniques of its prediction.(20marks)

(B)State the concept of erosion surfaces and highlight the factors responsible for their development.(15marks)

(C)Give a critical account of reasons and consequences of marine pollution.(15marks)
 

Q4:(A)Explain the' weathering and mass sting, and describe their georphic significance. (20marks)

(b) Define zoogeograp ic region. Also describe the sic faunal makeup of the Neo-Arctic zoogeogra hic region. (15marks)

(C) Give account of recent obse ations on coral bleaching with ference to Clive Wilkinson’s Report.(15marks)


                                              SECTION-B

Q5:(A)Elaborate the concept of mental map.(10 marks)

(B)Give an account of food security issues in developing countries.
(10 marks)

(C)Discuss the factors responsible for counter-urbanisation.
(10 marks)

(d) Explain the relevance of bottom-up and top-down approaches in the development of agrarian economy.
(10 marks)

(E)Critically analyse application of models in Geography.
(10 marks)



Q6:(A)Explain the necessary conditions of takeoff and subsequent stages of development of a nation as propounded by Rostow.   (20 marks)


(B)Discuss environmental and economic problems associated with coal production. (15marks)


(C)Discuss the contribution of geographers in the development of radical geography. (15marks)

Q7:(A)Giving suitable examples, describe the ' portance of system analysis in geographical s dies. (15marks)

(B)“Rural sustainability is cessaiy for urban sustainab' 'ty.” Discuss the statement in the backdrop 0f ' integrated development approach .(20 marks)


(c) “Indo-Gangetic he th is considered to be one of the world’s richest cultural realms.” Examine. (15marks)


Q8:(A)Explain the qualitative and quantitative methods of delineation of the sphere of urban influence. (20 marks)

(B)“World is passing through a global resource dilemma.” Comment. (15marks)

(C)“Food productivity with purity of ecosystem is the need of the hour.” Elaborate. (15marks)  


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