Test-14: Full Length Mock Test Paper 2 (Examrace IAS Mains Geography Optional-Test Series 2020)

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Total Time: 3 Hrs.



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Section -A

Q1. (a) On the outline Indian map mark following locations. Write significance of these in not more than 30 words for each entry (2 × 5 = 10)

  1. Badami

  2. Singrauli

  3. Yanam

  4. Bhor Ghat

  5. Guru Shikhar

Map of India for map location question in section A

Map of India Section A

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(b) Role of drainage pattern in water divide. (10 Marks)

(c) Examine the role of social forestry in the community development (10 Marks)

(d) Bring out the distribution of Laterite soils in India (10 Marks)

(e) Problems of Iron and Steel industry in India. (10 Marks)

Q2. (A)Examine the character of the Himalayan Rivers. How Himalayan rivers differs from the Peninsular rivers? (20 Marks)

(B) Discuss the characteristics and productivity of back soils of India. Also, bring our out it distribution in India with the help of a sketch map. (15 Marks)

(C)What are the factors which affects India's Monsoon? In this regard bring out the role of Jet Streams in the origin and subsequent development of Indian Monsoon. (15 Marks)

Q3. (A)In what ways antecedent drainage differs from the superimposed drainage system? In this regard, examine the origin of the antecedent drainage system of the Himalayas. (20 Marks)

(B) What do you understand by Climate revitalization? Discuss various climatic regions of India as given by Stamp. (15 Marks)

(C)What do you understand by orogeny? Discuss the role of Himalayan progeny in the macro division of Himalayas. (15 Marks)

Q3. (A)"Deccan plateau is considered one of the most exploited regions of our country when it comes to resource exploitation". Comment. (20 Marks)

(B) Demarcate coalfields of India and mention their distinctive features. Discuss the role of coal in the energy requirement of India. (15 Marks)

(C)Examine the major causes of ground-water depletion in India. In this regard discuss major provisions of recently launched 'Atal Bhujal Yojana'. (15 Marks)

Q4(A) Analyse the distribution of population in India in the perspective of nature-resources and identify the overpopulation and under-population region in the country. (20 Marks)

(B) "There is no sharp divide where an urban settlement stopped and rural area begins.” Analyse the statement with reference to the sprawl of Indian cities. (15 Marks)

(C)Analyse various causes of desertification in India. Suggest measures to improve the problem of desertification in India. (15 Marks)