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GEOGRAPHY QUESTION PAPER 2 -IAS MAINS 2014
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UPSC MAINS 2014-GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL PAPER 2

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 No 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 necessary. 
  • 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 2- MAINS 2014 -OPTIONAL SUBJECT UPSC IAS CIVIL SERVICES EXAM
 SECTION A

Q1. 

(A) On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of the locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/
cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry:
MAINS QUESTION PAPER-2014
GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 2014
1.GS PAPER 1 UPSC IAS 
2.GS PAPER 2 UPSC IAS
3.GS PAPER 3 UPSC IAS
4.GS PAPER 4 UPSC IAS

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2.PAST 14 YEARS ESSAY PAPER 

IAS ENGLISH COMPULSORY PAPER-2014

OPTIONAL SUBJECT MAINS QUESTION PAPER 2014

GEOGRAPHY PAPER1
GEOGRAPHY PAPER-2

SOCIOLOGY PAPER-1
SOCIOLOGY PAPER-2

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(2 x 5 = 10 marks) 

a) Guru Shikhar
b) Bhor Ghat
c) Shravanabelagola
d) Kalibangan
e) Ganga Sagar


(B):Explain how eco-tourism, activities could be important livelihood options in the Himalayan and North-Eastern regions of the country.(150 words)(10MARKS)

(C): How is drainage pattern determined by the water divide?
(150 words)(10MARKS)

(D) :Location of thermal power plants and coal fields in India are mot mutually conducive. Analyse.(150 words)(10MARKS)

(E):Why has agro and social forestry has failed to achieve its objectives?.(150 words)(10MARKS)

                                                                                                                           
Q2. 

(A):Bring out the distribution of Laterite soils in India and their specific use for agriculture.(20MARKS)

(B):Suggest the measures of wild-life conservation with reference to extinction of rare species.(15MARKS)

(C):Describe the problems of agro-based industries in India in general and cotton textiles in particular.(15MARKS)

                                                                                                                    
Q3. 

(A): Highlight the socio-economic and ecological roles of River Cauvery in its riverine tract.(20MARKS)

(B):Discuss the problems and prospects of National Waterway No. 1.(15MARKS)

(C): Explain the concept of ‘Make in India’ and indicate the essential inputs for its success.(15MARKS)

                                                                                                                     
Q4. 

(A):Describe the salient climatological characteristics of Rayalseema region.(20MARKS)

(B): ‘In spite of various negative impacts of Green Revolution, there is a demand for New Green Revolution.’ Elaborate.(15MARKS)

(C): What are the desired possible changes in our trade policy to promote the development of cottage industry?(15MARKS)
                                                                                                                                                         
                                            SECTION B

Q5. 

(A):On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of these locations,whetherphysical/commercial/economic/ecological/
environmental/cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry:   (2 x 5 = 10 marks)

(1) Mundra Port
(2) Chandipur
(3) Mahendragiri
(4) Hazira
(5) Vembanad Lake

(B):Highlight the implications of declining child sex ratio in India.
(150 words)(10MARKS)

(C):Analyse the feasibility of “Smart Towns’ Development in India.
(150 words)(10MARKS)

(D): Comment on the criteria of identifying Drought Prone Areas in India.(150 words)(10MARKS)

(E):Bring out the role of terrain in determining India’s political influence over neighbouring countries.(150 words)(10MARKS)

                                                                                                                  
Q6. 

(A): Discuss the trends in emigration focusing on its major thrust.
(20MARKS)

(B):Account for the multiple problems of urban agglomerations.(15MARKS)

(C): Evaluate the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
(15MARKS)

                                                                                                                      
Q7. 

(A): How can a meaningful skill development programme contribute to the economic growth of hill areas?(20MARKS)

(B):Differentiate between ‘intensity’ and ‘magnitude’ of an earthquake and explain its varying impact in different parts of India.(15MARKS)

(C):Discuss the implications of India’s strategic location with reference to the Indian Ocean.(15MARKS)
                                                                                                                 
Q8. 

(A) :India is involved in a number of border disputes. Explain the reasons and remedies.(20MARKS)

(B): Discuss the concept of Command Area Development and evaluate its success with reference to Indira Gandhi Canal.(15MARKS)

(C):How has an inappropriate urban land use policy accounted for undesirable development in and around metropolitan cities.(15MARKS)   

                                                                                                                                                                                            

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