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UPSC Mains Geography Previous Year Question Paper (1984)

UPSC Mains Geography Previous Year Question Paper (1984)

UPSC Mains Geography Previous Year Question Paper (1984)

PAPER- I

Q.1. On the map of India provided, mark the following and write in not more than ten words in your answer script, what you consider to be most important aspect of each one of them:
(a) 80ºE longitude
(b) Anamalai Hills
(c) Karakoram Pass
(d) The damodar
(e) Area receiving higher rainfall in winter
(f) Tropical wet evergreen forest area
(g) Bhakra Dam
(h) Air route from Port Bliar to Delhi
(i) Kohima
(j) Anklesvar

OR

On the map of the world provided, mark the following and write in not more than ten words in your answer script, what your consider to be most important aspect of each one of them:
(a) 90ºWest longitude
(b) Atlas mountains
(c) Sakhaline Island
(d) Niagra falls
(e) Gulf of Bothania
(f) Bass strait
(g) Pampas
(h) Loss Angelss
(i) Air route from Colombo to Rio-de- Janeiro
(j) Zurich

Q.2. Write short notes on any three of the following each answer should be in about 200 words:
(a) Karst land forms
(b) Marine resources
(c) Urban sphere of influence
(d) Federalism

SECTION A

Q.3. Discuss the mountain-building processes with suitable examples.

Q.4. Discuss the concept of warm and cold fronts and the weather associated with them.

Q.5. Discuss man's role in creating ecological imbalances taking examples from a geographical region.

SECTION B

Q.6. Critically examine the development of determinism and possibilism in geography.

Q.7. Discuss the petroleum resources of the Middle East and its impact on international politics.

8. Discuss the general distributional pattern of industrial development in the world and its associated problems.

PAPER-II

SECTION A

Q.1. Write short notes (in about 200 words each) on any three of the following:
(a) Mountains as climatic barriers and their effect on the Indian Monsoons.
(b) Why do rivers flood? State the areas of occurrence of floods in India.
(c) Problems involved in the economic development of tribal areas of India.
(d) Dairy Industry in India.

Q.2. Discuss the problems of agricultural development in the arid and semi-arid regions of India.

Q.3. Discuss the value of a quantitative analysis of crop combinations for an agricultural regionalization of India. Illustrate your answer from an area of which you have personal knowledge.

Q.4. "The present economic policy of India represents an attempt to maintain a balance between a subsistence agricultural economy and a top-heavy industrial economy." Critically examine the statement.

SECTION B

Q.5. Write short notes (in about 200 words each) on any three of the following:
(a) Unity and diversity are both inherent in Federalism.
(b) The sea as a source of raw materials.
(c) Importance of coastal shipping in India.
(d) Fertilizer industry of India.

Q.6. Discuss the location of and the modern trends in, the cotton textile industry of India.

Q.7. Discuss the impact of the development of electrical power in India on its industrialisation.

Q.8. What contribution has the geographer to make to an understanding of the problems of land use in big cities?





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