Test-3: Paper 2 Conventional Geography of India (Examrace IAS Mains Geography Optional-Test Series 2016)
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1. (a) Mark on the outline map of India supplied any ten of the following entries. Write brief notes (not exceeding 30 words each) on the significant aspects of the same ten entries. (5 × 2 = 10)
Sardar Sarovar Dam
(b) “Dependency ratio is a measure effective workforce”. Explain. (In about 150 words) (10)
(c) What is meant by interlinking of rivers? Why is there a need for interlinking rivers? (In about 150 words) (10)
(d) Examine yellow revolution in India. (In about 150 words) (10)
(e) Explain the decadal changes in sex-ratio in India. Mention the corrective measures and current policy actions. (In about 150 words) (10)
2. (a) Explain the major cause of winter rainfall on Tamil Nadu coast. (15)
(b) “Improvement of slums would improve the urban scenario”. Comment on the statement keeping in mind the demographic parameters. (20)
(c) Comment on the role of heating of Tibetan Plateau in Indian Monsoon. (15)
3. (a) Explain counter-urbanization. Will counter-urbanization prove to be an effective strategy for governance in India? (20)
(b) Explain the role of special economic zones (SEZs) and their contribution in economic growth. (15)
(c) Write note on National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. (15)
4. (a) Climate changes may lead to sea level rise; explain its implications on the coastal regions comparing the Western and Eastern Coasts of India. (20)
(b) Comment on steps taken to mitigate malnutrition in India. (15)
(c) There were two phases for green revolution in India. Critically examine both the phases and the achievements. (15)
5. (a) Write a note on decentralized planning in India paving the way for success of regional development. (20)
(b) What preparatory measures are required to tackle environmental hazards like tsunamis and earthquakes? (15)
(c) Sustainable development is the key to preserve the resources for future generations to come. Explain. (15)
6. (a) Provide case studies to explain watershed management in India. (15)
(b) Explain the role of multinationals in globalization. Explain how the benefits of globalization can be percolated to the rural India. (20)
(c) Explain crop combination technique as given by Weaver. (15)
7. (a) Explain factors responsible for industrial location and distribution of industrial clusters in India. (20)
(b) Delineate the regions of iron and steel industries in India. Explain with suitable examples their proximity to major raw material sources. (15)
(c) Explain the role of institutional factors in Indian Agriculture. (15)
8. (a) Explain origin and flow of peninsular rivers of India. (20)
(b) Explain the structural changes in literacy from 1991 to 2011 as a parameter for demographic analysis. (15)
(c) Critically examine the food security mission laid down by National Development Council. (15)