HPCS Optional Question Papers: HCS Mains Geography 2014
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HPCS Optional Question Papers: HCS Mains Geography 2014

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HPCS Optional Question Papers

HCS Mains Optional Geography Paper 2014

Time : 3 Hours                                                                                                                  M.M.: 150
Note i) Attempt five questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Question number 1 is compulsory. Answer any two questions from part I and two questions from part II. The Parts of the same questions must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions. 
ii) In case of any discrepancy in the English and Hindi versions. English version will be taken as final.

Q1. Write critical notes on any six of the following:                                             (6x5=30)
(a) Weathering Processes                            (b) Sierozem Soils
(c) Rank-size Rule                                        (d) Isodapane
(e) Western disturbances                            (f) Inclusive growth
(g) National Water Grid

                                                             Part - I

Q2. (a) Discuss the theory of isostasy with reference to the views of Airy and Pratt.        (15)

(b)  Describe the concept of normal cycle of erosion and the associated landforms.        (15)

Q3. (a) Discuss different types of marine resources and examine their significance in the emerging scenario. (15)  

(b) Explain the concept of social forestry and its importance in the present context.        (15)

Q4. (a) Examine the relevance of Von Thunen's model in the era of globalization.            (15)

(b) Explain the model of spatial interaction proposed by Ullman.                                     (15)

                                                             Part - II

Q5. (a) "Resource-rich regions of India are poor in terms of development". Examine.      (15)

(b) Discuss the importance of dry farming in Indian agriculture.                               (15)


Q6. (a) Divide India into climatic regions based on Koppen's scheme of climatic classification.  (15)                      

(b) Give an account of the problems of urbanization in India.  (15)

Q7. (a) Explain the concept of sustainable development and discuss the major ingredients of sustainability.   (15)                                                                                                          

(b) Discuss the concept of decentralized planning and its implications in regional development in India.  (15)