Test-6: Regional Planning, Models and Theories (Examrace IAS Mains Geography Optional-Test Series 2020)

Max Marks: 250

Total Time: 3 Hrs.

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1. (a) What do you understand by Frontiers? How they differ from boundaries? (20 marks)

(b) Examine the relevance of Rimland theory in the contemporary world. (20 marks

2. (a) Critically examine various stages of Economic Growth model of Rostow with special reference to India. (20 marks)

(b) Development planning has a component of environment. Discuss. (20 marks)

(C)What are Planning Regions? How they differ from Natural Regions? (20 marks)

Q. 3(A)Trace the origin and historical development of of System Approach. Also, discuss the applicability of system approach in Geography. (25 marks)

(B)How a town is defined in India? Examine the role of small towns in the regional development process. (25 marks)

Q.4 (A)Critically examine the Von-Thunen model of Agricultural land use in the contemporary world.(15 marks)

(B) "Growth is not uniform in different places". Critically examine this with reference to Growth Pole Theory. (20 marks)

(C)Critically discuss the theory of Industrial location as propounded by Weber. (25 marks)

Q. 5 (A)With the help of work map show main agricultural types as given by Whittlesea. Also, write major characteristics of different agricultural types. (25 marks)

(B) As per the Gender Gap Report 2018, India ranks one of the worst in gender wage disparity. Discuss the reasons and remedy for the same. (15 marks)