HCS mains optional paper geography 2004
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HCS mains optional paper geography 2004

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HCS mains optional paper geography 2004

HCS Mains 2004 Geography

Time : 3 Hours              Maximum Marks : 150 

Note : Attempt Five questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Q. No. l 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 to other questions.

  1. Write critical notes on any four of the following: (4x7.5 =30)

(a) Geosynclines

(b) Genesis and Profiles of Soils

(c) 'Ullman‘s Model of Spatial Interaction

(d) Non-ferrous minerals in India

(e) Problems and Prospects of Jute industry in India

(f) Geopolitics of Indian Ocean.


  1. Discuss the structure and dynamics of Earth interior. Indicate its role in origin of earthquakes. (30)
  2. Bring out the impact of temperature and salinity variations in oceans on ocean currents.     (30)
  3. Analyse the recent trends in the location of iron and steel industries in the world. (30)

Part II 

  1. Bring out the relationship between structure and relief in the Himalayas. (30)
  2. Examine the impact of liberalisation on Indian agriculture and suggest measures to enhance agricultural productivity.  (30)
  3. Review India's new industrial policy and  assess its impact on regional disparity. (30)