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  1. Write short note: Land use characteristics of the rural-urban fringe in India. (200 words/CSM 1995)
  2. Write short note : internal structure of an Indian city. (200 words/ CSm 1995)
  3. Write short note: Function, classification and hierarchy of urban settlement. (200 words/CSm 1990)
  4. State the geographical factors which influence rural house types in India. (300 words/ CSM 2009)
  5. Discuss the causes and consequences of sex-ratio variations in India. (200 words/ CSM 2006)
  6. Describe the impact of linguistic diversity on the development of various regions of India.(200 words)
  7. Write a note on Demographic dividend and its implications on environment. (200 words).
  8. Enumerate the basic indicators of development and explain their application in identification of spatial diversity in the development in India. (200 words)
  9. Differences between Normal cycle and Arid cycle of Davis. (150 words)
  10. Differentiate Storm Surges and Seiches. (150 words)
  11. Uniqueness of fauna in the Notogean realm. (150 words)
  12. Impact of Pleistocene Ice Age on the crust of the Earth. (150 words)
  13. With suitable examples, bring out the impact of local winds on the climate of an area. (250 words)
  14. What is ‘Base level’? Explain the types of base level. (250 words)
  15. Distributional pattern of industries in India does not provide requisite basis for division of country into distinct Industrial Regions. Elaborate. (200 words)
  16. Explain the role of multinationals in globalization of industries in India. (200 words)
  17. Discuss the problems in realization of benefits of globalization and liberalization in industrial sector of India. (200 words)
  18. Assess the scope and development of Pharmaceutical Industry in India. (200 words)
  19. Examine the problems and prospects of agro-based industries in Bihar. (200 words)
  20. Explain the factors promoting the rapid growth and development of automobile industry in India, giving suitable examples. (200 words)
  21. Analyse the role of policy of liberalization on industrial landscape of India. (200 words)
  22. Discuss the factors for the localisation of cement industry in india and analyse the pattern of its distribution. (200 words)
  23. Write a short note on location and growth of fertilizer Industry in India. (200 words/CSM 1988)
  24. Identify the spatial pattern of agro-industrial region in India. Analyse the potentiality of Malwa as an important agro-industrial region of future. (200 words/ CSM 2012)
  25. Examine the role of road transport in regional development taking suitable examples from an area you have studied in detail. (200 words/CSM 2012)
  26. Assess the growing importance of air transport in India and examine its role in the regional development of the country.(300 words/CSM 2011)
  27. What is the role of Triplet Transport System in the regional development of India. (300 words/CSM 2009)
  28. Critically examine the complementary and competitive character of the Indian rail routes and the road network. (300 words/ CSM 1999)
  29. Role of rural market centres in fostering intra and inter-regional trade in india. (300 words/CSM 1999)
  30. Discuss briefly the overall pattern of inter-regional trade in India. (200 words/ CSM 1993)

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  1. Discuss the problems in realization of benefits of globalization and liberalization in industrial sector of India (Industry Paper II) (150 words/CSM 2013)
  2. Discuss the potentiality and present status of horticulture in the Western and Central himalaya. (200 words/CSM 2013)
  3. Write about Karewa deposits and their economic significance. (150 words/CSM 2011)
  4. Assess as to how surface water utilisation affects food production and food security in the country. (300 words/CSM 2010)
  5. Suggest appropriate energy policy for minimising energy crisis in India. (200 words/CSM2008)
  6. Identify the important biotic resources regions of India.Highlight, in brief the problems and remedial measures of biotic-resource conservation in India. (400 words/CSM 2004)
  7. Examine the resources of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. (200 words/CSM 1998)
  8. Explain the method of delineating crop-association regions with reference to India. (150 words/ CSM 2013)
  9. Divide India into agricultural regions and critically examine the role of ecological and human factors responsible for transformation of agricultural economy in any country.(300 words/ CSM 2012)
  10. Write about the prospects of Rainbow Revolution in India. (200 words/CSM 2011)
  11. Discuss the potentiality and status of aqua-culture in the Ganga Plain. (200 words/CSM 2011)
  12. Discuss the bases of identifying agro-climatic zones and explain the core strategies for agricultural development. (400 words/CSM 2008)
  13. Discuss the cropping patterns in different agricultural regions of India. (400 words/ CSM 1998)
  14. Divide Pensinsular India into agricultural regions. Explain the basis of such a regionalisation. (400 words/CSM 1997)
  15. Differentiate between agricultural efficiency and agricultural productivity and discuss the methods used in the determination of agricultural efficiency in India. (400 words/ CSM 1994)
  16. Discuss the role of social forestry in any one region of India. (200 words/CSM 1992)
  17. Discuss the role of animal husbandry in the agricultural economy of India with special reference to any one region. (200 words/CSM 1991)
  18. Give an account of the infrastructural factors necessary for prompting agricultural development in the dry zones of India with specific examples. (400 words/CSM 1986)
  19. Role of Venezuela in the production and export of oil. (200 words/CSM 2013)
  20. Analyse the causes for changes in the pattern of world trade.(400 words/CSM 2013)
  21. Problems faced by industries which developed due to inertia. (200 words/CSM 2012)
  22. Impact of failure of monsoon on Gujarat Agro-climate zone. (250 words/ CSM 2012)
  23. Locational significance of Rotterdam in European economy.(250 words/CSM 2012)
  24. Discuss the role of World Trade organisation in determining the pattern of world trade. (200 words/CSM 2010)
  25. Provide a geographical account of global production and distribution of food . (200 words/CSM 2009)
  26. Write short note : Type of farming. (300 words/CSM 1998)
  27. Write short note : Globalization of trade and industry. (300 words/CSM 1996)
  28. Write short note : Measures of agricultural efficiency. (250 words/CSM 1993)
  29. Write short note : Land capability versus land use efficiency. (250 words/ CSM 1992)
  30. Write a short note: Systems approach to landform analysis.(200 words/ CSM 2012)

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  1. Write a short note: Major components of IGBP. (200 words/CSM 2012)
  2. Characteristics of the standards epigene cycle of erosion.(250 words/CSM 2012)
  3. ”Offshore Acoustic Study helped the development of the concept of sea floor spreading.”Explain. (250 words/CSM 2013)
  4. Write a short note: Classification of Earth Movement. (200 words/ CSM 1992)
  5. Write a short note: Treppen Concept. (250 words/CSM 1993)
  6. ”Structure is a dominant control factor in the evolution of landform” Discuss with suitable examples. (200 words/CSM 2002)
  7. Highlight the Geomorphic features essentially found in the topographies under the Second Cycle of erosion. (200 words/CSM 2009)
  8. Give a brief account of the principal land biomes and their latitudinal distribution.(200 words/CSM 2009)
  9. Discuss views on Slope development provided by L.C.King. (200 words/CSM 2009)
  10. Write a short note on Geomagnetism and paleomagnetism. (200 words/ CSM 2011)
  11. Name the climatically controlled agents of erosion. Explain how they differ in terms ofproperties of matter.Compare the landforms produced by each of them. (400 words/CSM 2011)
  12. Impact of Cryosphere on global Climate. (250 words/CSM 2012)
  13. Differentiate Storm Surge and Seiches. (200 words/CSM 2013)
  14. What are the characteristics that make CHC a serious threat to the ecosystem? Give examples. (200 words/ CSM 2013)
  15. Bring out the relationship between climate abd vegetation in the Mountain Biome. (250 words/CSM 2013)
  16. Write a short note on Tropical atmospheric instability .(300 words/csm 2009)
  17. ”Atolls present the most challenging explanation in the evolution of coral reefs”,
    Discuss. (250 words/CSM 2012)
  18. Explain the scientifically sound methods of bathymetry. (200 words/CSM 2010)
  19. Comment on marine heat budget and the oceanic circulation system. (200 words/CSM 2009)
  20. Write a short note : T-S diagram (200 words/CSM 2000)
  21. Draw a hypsographic curve to represent the major physiographic units of the ocean and
    comment on their permanency. (400 words/CSM 1992)
  22. Give a reasoned account of the contents of the Atlantic Ocean and their impact on the
    climatic condition of coastal regions. (400 words/CSM 1987)
  23. Write a short note on Floristic Kingdoms, based on their global distribution. (200 words/CSM 2010)
  24. Adaptation and distribution of animals in the Ethiopian realm. (200 words/CSM 2012)
  25. Uniqueness of fauna in the Notogean realm. (150 words/CSM 2013)
  26. Discuss the role of spatial pattern of rainfall and temperature in the delimitation of climatic
    regions of india, specially with reference to stamp`s climatic regionalization. (300 words/CSM 2012)
  27. Give reasons as to why rainfall variability is a characteristic feature of India`s monsoons. (300
    words/ CSM 2009)
  28. Give a brief account of the second-order regions of India`s Peninsular Plateau.(200 words)
  29. Explain the factors responsible for uneven distribution of rainfall in India. (300 words/CSM
    1995)
  30. Give an outline of the geological history of the Peninsular india and in its term.Explain the
    salient features of the relief of the areas. (200 words/CSM 1989)

Top 200 Geography Questions Pdf Download -IAS Mains

Top 200 Geography Questions Pdf Download -IAS Mains

  1. What are nappes? Explain the theories related to origin of rift valleys.
  2. ‘Certainly the problem of mountain building is one in which the hypothesis of continental rift solves more difficulties than it creates’. Explain in the light of continental drift theory by Alfred Wegener.
  3. ‘Both the views appear similar but not the same.’ In light of the statement give detailed
    comparative analysis of the views of Airy and Pratt on isostasy. (200 words)
  4. With suitable diagrams explain concept of Holmes on isostasy. (200 words)
  5. Write short note : Gravity Model. (200 words)
  6. Write a note on Weight Triangle. (200 words)
  7. Bring out the sequential improvements in models of city structure by E.W Burgess, Homeer,
    Hoyt and Harris and Ullam. (300 words)
  8. Write shote note : Isolated State (200 words)
  9. Write short explanatory note on Secondary cities in the context of urbanization in
    developing world. (200 words)
  10. Elaborate the concept of Megalopolis and discuss the characteristics and
    problems related to two such regions selecting one each from North America and Europe. (200 words/ CSM 2009)
  11. What are nappes? Explain the theories related to origin of rift valleys.
  12. ‘Certainly the problem of mountain building is one in which the hypothesis of
    continental rift solves more difficulties than it creates’. Explain in the light of continental drift theory by Alfred Wegener.
  13. ‘Both the views appear similar but not the same.’ In light of the statement give
    detailed comparative analysis of the views of Airy and Pratt on isostasy. (200 words)
  14. With suitable diagrams explain concept of Holmes on isostasy. (200 words)
  15. Write short note : Gravity Model. (200 words)
  16. Write a note on Weight Triangle. (200 words)
  17. Bring out the sequential improvements in models of city structure by E.W Burgess, Homeer, Hoyt and Harris and Ullam. (300 words
  18. Write shote note : Isolated State (200 words)
  19. Write short explanatory note on Secondary cities in the context of urbanization in developing world. (200 words)
  20. Elaborate the concept of Megalopolis and discuss the characteristics and
    problems related to two such regions selecting one each from North America and Europe. (200 words/ CSM 2009)
  21. Write explanatory note Misra`s theoretical stage of Rural- Urban Process. (200 words/ CSM 2013) 112)
  22. ” Urban Solid Waste Management poses the greatest challenge in Metropolitan planning’. Elaborate. (250 words)
  23. ” Urban Geography is nothing but city ” in ” area and city “as” area . Elaborate. (200 words)
  24. “Colonial forces resulted in the Primate Pattern of urban process in most Southeast Asian countries “. Discuss (200 words)
  25. 115) Regional Shifts in the world characteristics of urban process. (200 words)
  26. 116) Bring out the contrast between the internal structure of the pre-industrial and industrial cities 117)
  27. Explain the Regional shifts in the world characteristics of urban process. (200 words)
  28. Elucidate the role of Tribal Development Blocks In the development of Tribal Areas. (200 words)
  29. Give the hierarchy of planning regions and bring about the role of metropolitan planning in fostering regional development in India.
  30. Differentiate between River basin and command Area. Discuss the advantage and disadvantage of River Basins as planning regions in India.

Top 200 Geography Questions Pdf Download -IAS Mains

Top 200 Geography Questions Pdf Download -IAS Mains

  1. Examine the geographical bases for growth of regional consciousness and relionalism. (200 words)
  2. Write a note : Role of rural markets in regional development. (200 words)
  3. Discuss the objectives of ‘Vision 2020′ in creation of viable village complex in India
    for inclusive Rural Development programme. (200 words)
  4. City regions as territorial unit for regional planning and development. Elaborate (200 words).
  5. Write a note on emergence of National Settlement System in colonial India and discuss the factors contributing to urbanization in post-independence period. (200 words)
  6. Morphological characteristics of villages situated in hilly regions. (200 words)
  7. Differentiate between conurbations and metropolitan regions. Give a reasoned account of emerging conurbations in India. (300 words)
  8. Outline the role of Class I and Class II towns in the urban process of India and indicate their contribution towards balanced urban development. (300 words)
  9. Explain the morphology of Indian cities in the background of existing morphological
    models. (200 words)
  10. Provide the geographical background and characteristics of the distribution of Hill Stations of India. (200 words)
  11. Hierarchical pattern of Indian towns. (200 words)

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