Civil Services Exam- Mains Geography question paper-1 2013  


IAS Main2013: Geography: Question Paper I

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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.
  • Questions no. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE from each Section.
  • The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it.
  • Answer 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 answer written in a medium other than the authorized one.
  • 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 left blank in the answer book must be clearly struck off.

                                              SECTION A

Q.1  Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each: 10x5=50marks

IAS MAIN 2013- GEOGRAPHY PAPER-1 QUESTION PAPER(a) Differences between Normal cycle and Arid cycle of Davis. 10marks

(b) Differentiate Storm Surges and Seiches. 10 marks

(c) Uniqueness of fauna in the Notogean realm. 10 marks

(d) Impact of Pleistocene Ice Age on the crust of the Earth.
10 marks

(e) Types of endemic plants and their degree of vulnerability to extinction. 10 marks

Q2.  Answer the following in about 250 words each:

(a) With suitable examples, bring out the impact of local winds on the climate of an area. 20marks

(b) What are the characteristics that make CHC a serious threat to the ecosystem? Give examples. 15marks

(c) What is 'Base lever? Explain the types of base level. 15marks

Q3. Answer the following in about 250 words each:

(a) "Offshore Acoustic Study helped the development of the concept of sea floor spreading." Explain. 20marks

(b) Discuss Dew point and the various forms of condensation. 15marks

(c) Bring out the relationship between climate and vegetation In the Mountain Biome. 15marks
Q4. Answer the following in about 400 words each
25 x2=50marks

(a) Compare the Subsidence and Glacial control theories on the formation of coral reefs. 25marks

(b) Explain the levels of Noise pollution and the legislative measures to control it. 25marks
                                 SECTION B

Q.5 Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each: 10x5=50marks

(a) "Ellen Churchill Semple is an ardent supporter of Determinism." Explain. 10marks
(b) Role of Venezuela in the production and export of oil. 10marks      
(c) Misra's theoretical stages of Rural- Urban Process. 10marks              
(d) Countries most affected in case of shut-down of Nuclear power. 10marks   
(e) Relevance of Heartland theory in Contemporary world. 10marks   
Q.6 Answer the following in about 250 words each:

(a) What is Geriatrics? What are the problems associated with Geriatric population? 20marks

(b) Discuss the changing pattern of production and export of Coffee in the world. 10marks

(c)What are the basic postulates in the Central Place Model of Christaller? 20marks
Q.7 Answer the following in about 250 words each:

(a)"Urban Solid Waste Management poses the greatest challenge in Metropolitan planning." Elaborate. 20marks

(b) Analyse the reasons for a comparatively poorer development of fishing grounds in tropical areas. 15marks

(c) Explain the parameters for assessment and the spatial pattern of Human Development Index in the world. 15marks
Q8. Write about the following in about 400 words each: 25x2=50marks

(a)"Urban Geography is nothing but city "in" area and city "as" area." Elaborate. 25marks

(b) Analyse the causes for changes in the pattern of world trade. 25marks



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