Test-5B: Full-Length Mock-Test Paper-2 Section A & B (Examrace IAS Mains Geography Optional-Test Series 2016)

Max Marks: 250

Total Time: 3 Hrs

Name:

Enrollment-No:

Phone No:

Instructions:

  1. There are EIGHT questions divided in two sections.

  2. Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.

  3. Questions 1 and 5 are compulsory, and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE question from each Section.

  4. Answers must be written in English.

  5. The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it.

  6. Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.

  7. Illustrate your answers with suitable sketches, maps and diagrams, where appropriate. These shall be drawn in the space provided for answering the question itself.

  8. Attempts of questions shall be counted in chronological order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly.

  9. Any page or portion of the page left blank in the question-cum-answer booklet must be clearly struck off.

Process:

  1. Complete the name, enrollment number, and phone number above.

  2. Complete the paper in allotted time.

  3. Illustrate your answers with suitable sketches, maps and diagrams, where appropriate.

  4. Make note of the questions you were able to complete in the given time. If a question was partly completed, draw a line at that location.

  5. Subsequently go on to complete the remaining questions.

  6. We will provide you feedback on all 5 questions (giving you full benefit of test series), however marks will be given based on portion completed in allotted time.

  7. Send the completed test using one of the following methods:

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    2. Clearly scan and send the completed test to contactus@doorsteptutor.com.

  8. Fully evaluated copy along with answer/approach analysis will be send back to your email (within 15 days of receipt).

  9. Improvement call: After evaluating your answers, Dr. Manishika Jain will provide personalized feedback and areas of improvement.

Section – A

1. 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, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry: 2 × 5 = 10

  • Mount Garud Parvat

  • Rampur Project

  • Fazlika

  • Lipulekh Pass

  • Kamrup

Map of India for map location question in section A

Map of India Section A

Map of India for map location question in section A

B) Explain Karewa deposits and their economic significance. (10)

C) Explain and differentiate Malnad and Maidan regions. (10)

D) Explain and differentiate biosphere reserve, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. (10)

E) Examine why rainfall variability is a major feature of Indian Monsoons. (10)

2. A) Critically analyze the “Namami Gange Project”. Discuss whether such projects should be implemented for other rivers as well. (30)

B) In the light of the recent issues, discuss the role and powers of National Green Tribunal. (20)

3. A) Discuss the current energy situation in India, what could be the measures taken to handle the contemporary problems, how can energy security be made a reality. (20)

B) Critically examine how sea farming could revolutionize the life of the coastal dwellers in India. (15)

C) Write a note on need for improving the sex ratio in India. Highlight the regional problems and possible solutions. (15)

4. A) Write a note on how prediction systems under Monsoon Mission in India can improve agricultural productivity. (20)

B) Discuss the e-waste management problem in India and e-Waste (management) Rules, 2016. (15)

C) Discuss how NW-2 can lead to opening up of potentials for Northeast India. (15)

Section – B

5. 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, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry: 2 × 5 = 10

  • Majuli Isand

  • Ghumaan

  • Tirthan River

  • Khoyra Katree

  • Karwar

Map of India for location question in section B

Map of India Section B

Map of India for location question in section B

B) Explain the geopolitical importance of land boundaries of India. (10)

C) Examine the importance of industrial estates in India with relevant case studies. (10)

D) Evaluate the cause, implications, and solutions for the rise in flash floods particularly in urban areas. (10)

E) Examine the importance of National Drought Crisis Management Plan, 2016. (10)

6. A) Evaluate how West Coast Canal System can drastically change the livelihood of West Coast dwellers. (20)

B) How can coal auction prove beneficial for India? (15)

C) Critically examine why urban solid waste management poses the greatest challenge in metropolitan planning. (15)

7. A) “Despite the fact that Indo-Gangetic plain is one of the most fertile regions of the world, major BIMARU states lie across that region.” Critically analyze. (20)

B) Comment on the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation, 2016. (15)

C) Examine how reforms in National Agricultural Market have revolutionized Indian agriculture. (15)

8. A) “Empowering the rural India is reviving India.” Critically state the measures taken in this direction. (20)

B) Examine how the idea of bringing water to every field in India can be materialized. (15)

C) “Connecting people is connecting India”. Examine the micro and macro-level efforts towards achieving this goal. (15)

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