HCS mains 2009 geography optional question paper
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HCS mains 2009 geography optional question paper

HCS Mains 2009 Geography  (Code -10) 

Time : 3 Hours               Maximum Marks : 150

Note : Attempt FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Question No. 1 is compulsory. Answer two questions from Part - I and two questions from Part - II. The parts of the same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers of other questions.

1. Write critical notes on any four of the following : (4 x 7.5 = 30)

a) Seismic sea wave

b) Global radiation balance

c) ‘Chipko’ Movement

d) Non—conventional energy resources of India

e) TRIPS and India

f) Plantation economy



2.Discuss the global patterns of surface winds and their impacts on the world climate. (30)

3. What is age and sex pyramid? Give critical comments on the variations in nature of the pyramids for developed and developing countries. (30)

4.Give a Geographical account of petroleum as a non-renewable energy resource and the strategic signi?cance of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in world politics. (30)


5. What is ‘lT’ revolution? Critically evaluate India’s position in relation to Technology transfer and international trade under the Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation (LPG) regime. (30)

6. What is meant by “Garland Canal”? What would be the possible environmental and socio—economic consequences of river inter-linking in India?  (30)

7. Give your critical comments on “development of disparities and  disparities in development” in relation to development under ?ve year planning in India. (30)