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IAS GEOGRAPHY (M)- Paper I

QUESTIONS TREND & PATTERN ANALYSIS

SECTION A: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

1. GEOMORPHOLOGY

1. Critically evaluate the continental drift hypothesis of A. Wegener.

2. Role of seismic waves in the study of earth’s interior.

3. “Structure is a dominant control factor in the evolution of landforms.” Discuss with suitable examples.

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4. Peneplain

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5. Describe the landforms which are products of endogenetic forces. 6. Explains the sequential development
5. Describe the landforms which are products of endogenetic forces.
6. Explains the sequential development of landforms associated with the Coastal areas.
7. Geosyncline
landforms associated with the Coastal areas. 7. Geosyncline (04/60) (03/60) (02/20) 8. Provide a critique of

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8. Provide a critique of the ‘geographical cycle’ model, propounded by Davis.

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10. With references to the theory of plate Tectonics, explain the origin and growth of the young Fold Mountain Systems of the

9. Present a critical analysis of the theory of Isostasy.

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world.

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2. CLIMATOLOGY

1. Compare the structure and associated weather conditions of tropical Cyclone with that of temperate cyclone.

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2. Discuss the main features of the climatic classification system evolved by Koppen. Also point out its anomalies

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3. Discuss the mechanism and significance of tricellular meridional circulation of atmosphere

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4. Discuss the criteria which Thornthwaite adopted for his 1948 classification of world climates.

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5. Discuss the concept of air masses and present their classification

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6. Give an account of the types and distribution of precipitations on the surface of the earth.

3. OCEANOGRAPHY

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1. Ocean currents of Northern Atlantic Ocean.

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2. Pelagic deposits

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3. Discuss the mid – Atlantic Ridge in terms of its origin, extent and relief

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4. Present a concise account of bottom relief of the Indian Ocean.

(03/60)

5. Formulation of coral reefs.

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4. BIOGEOGRAPHY

1. Distribution of soils.

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2. Soil erosion & conservation

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3. Potential evapo – transpiration.

(04/20)

4. Genesis of Soils.

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5. Agro – forestry

6. Soil Profile

5. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

1. Discuss the global ecological imbalances and their management.

2. Bring out the major problems of environment pollution at global scale and suggests measures to check it.

3. How would the impact of global warming differ from one part of the earth to another? Give a reasoned account.

4. Environment Pollution

5. Write in detail on the concept of biosphere as an ecosystem.

6. Discuss the concept, components and functioning of an ecosystem.

7. Discuss the causes and consequences of environment degradation & highlight the related conservation measures.

SECTION B: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

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6. PERSPECTIVE IN HUMAN GEOGRAOHY

(02/60) (01/60) (00/60) 6. PERSPECTIVE IN HUMAN GEOGRAOHY 1. A real differentiation. 2. Distinguish between radical
(02/60) (01/60) (00/60) 6. PERSPECTIVE IN HUMAN GEOGRAOHY 1. A real differentiation. 2. Distinguish between radical
(02/60) (01/60) (00/60) 6. PERSPECTIVE IN HUMAN GEOGRAOHY 1. A real differentiation. 2. Distinguish between radical
(02/60) (01/60) (00/60) 6. PERSPECTIVE IN HUMAN GEOGRAOHY 1. A real differentiation. 2. Distinguish between radical
(02/60) (01/60) (00/60) 6. PERSPECTIVE IN HUMAN GEOGRAOHY 1. A real differentiation. 2. Distinguish between radical
(02/60) (01/60) (00/60) 6. PERSPECTIVE IN HUMAN GEOGRAOHY 1. A real differentiation. 2. Distinguish between radical

1. A real differentiation.

2. Distinguish between radical and welfare approaches in geographical studies.

3. Present a critical analysis of human and welfare approaches In Human Geography

4. Neo – environmentalism

5. Radical Approach in human Geography

6. T – S diagram

7. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

in human Geography 6. T – S diagram 7. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY (05/20) (04/60) (03/6) (02/20) (01/20)
in human Geography 6. T – S diagram 7. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY (05/20) (04/60) (03/6) (02/20) (01/20)

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1. Write short note on Concept of limits growth

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2. Examine the spatial patterns of development disparity prevailing in the world.

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3. Write short note on the limits to growth

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8. POLULATION AND SETTLEMENT GEOGRAPHY

1. In urban geography, what are the concepts of primate city and Rank Size? Discuss in detail.

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2. Concept of primate city

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3. Examine the concept of sphere of urban influence and discuss the qualitative and quantitative methods used in its delimitations

 

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4. Write short note on concept of optimum population.

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5. Discuss the causes and consequences of population migration in the world.

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6. Write a short note on Rank – Size Rule.

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9. REGIONAL PLANNING

1. What is the concept of a region? Discuss the types of regions?

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2. What is a region? Discuss the methods of regionalization.

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3. Discuss various strategies for correcting regional imbalances.

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4. Growth pole

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5. Regional imbalance

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6. To what extend do the regional patterns of economic development And human development in the world corresponds with each

other? Highlight situations of departure, in particular

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7. Write an essay on ‘sustainable development’ from the perspective of geography

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8. Critically examine the role of growth centers and growth poles in regional development process

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9. What is a region? Discuss the types of regions and the methods of regionalization

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10. MODELS, THEORIES AND LAW IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

1. Write down main agricultures types and their associated features with Special references too witlessly. Show these regions on

the world Map provided to you

2. Discuss Weber’s theory of industrial location, and assess its Relevance in the present – day context.

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in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,
in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,
in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,
in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,
in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,
in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,
in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,
in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,
in the present – day context. (06/80) (05/60) (05/60) 3. Examine the Heart – land theory,

3. Examine the Heart – land theory, and assess its merits and demerits

4. To what extend are the heartland and rimland theories helpful in Understanding the world political situation today? Express

your Opinion clearly

5. Critically examine the stages of Economic Growth Model propounded By Rostov. Illustrate your answer with suitable

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examples.

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6. Bring out the main points of difference between the central place theories Of Chris taller and Losch.

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7. Rimland theory

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8. Isolated states

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9. Discuss the concept and application of systems analysis in Human Geography

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10. Explain the basis and applicability of Christallar’s Central Place Theory. Bring out the recent modifications.

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