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PAPER IX (SETTELMENT GEOGRAPHY & REGIONAL DEVLOPMENT)

MARKS: 50

Settelment Geography:
Definition Scope & Content of Settelment Geography.
Rural settlement: Origin, type and morphology, effect of physical and cultural environment on
location, morphology and patterns with special reference to India.
Urban settlements: Origin, Census definition and size classification of Indian cities, Concept of
urban agglomeration.
Functional Classification of cities (A. Mitra & C.D Harris).
Hierarchy of Settlement and Central place theory.
Morphology & Internal Structure of Urban centers (Burgess, Hoyt and Harris & Ullaman)
Basic concepts of rural urban fringe and slums.
Regional Devlopments:
Concepts of Region (Formal and functional) and regional developments.
Regionalization and Schemes of Regionalization in India: R.L. Sing and ARPU (Planning
commission of India)
Concept of Planning region, demarcation & basic Planning of NCR (National Capital Region )
Indicators of development: HDI
Theories: Growth pole and Mydral.
Regional imbalance of remedies, concepts of developed and Developing Nations.

PAPER X (SOIL GEOGRAPHY AND BIO-GEOGRAPHY)


Soil Geography:
Definition: scope and Content of soil Geography.
Factors of soil formation

MARKS: 50

Soil profile developments: Laterite and Chernozem.


Soil Physical Properties: Texture, Structure and their influence on soil fertility
Soil Chemical properties: pH, NPK, and their influence on soil fertility.
Soil Organic Matter: Its influence on soil fertility.
Soil classification: Genetic and USDA Soil taxonomy.
Soil erosion and conservation with special reference to India.
Bio-Geography:
Definition: scope and content of Bio-Geography, concept of Biosphere.
Factors affecting growth and developments of natural vegetation with special reference to
Tropical rainforest.
Concept of ecology and ecosystem (definition. Example and components).
Laws of thermodynamics and energy flow in ecosystem.
Tropical levels , food chain, food web and bio-geographical cycles (Carbon, Nitrozen, Oxize and
Phosphororous)

PAPER XI (GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA)

MARKS: 50

The land: Major Physiographic Division of India, Origin and geomorphological characteristics of
Himalayas, The Indo Gangetic Plain and the peninsular India.
Evolution and characteristics of Indian drainage system [Peninsular- Narmada Extra peninsular
(antecedent Brahmaputra )]
Climate: Climate zone of india, characteristics and significance of Indian monsoon.
Soil: Soil zones of india (distribution, characteristics and significance)
Depletion of Forest and Forest Conservation.
Agriculture: Agricultural Regions of India, Modernization of agriculture and related problems .

Irrigation: Major types of Irrigation, distribution and associated Probelms .


Industries: Industrial region of india with special emphasis on the Hoogly Industrial Region,
Census classification of workers In India (1991 and 2001); Changing concept of location of
industry with special reference to automobile and electronic industry.
Process of globalization and liberalization and their impacts on Indian economy with special
reference to mining.
Non-Conventional power resource: wind, hydel and biogas and problems associated with
them.
Concept of biome: Ecotone and Community.
Concept of Biodiversity with illustration from India.
Wetlands: Definition, classification, degradation and need for conservation of wetlands.

PAPER XII (GEOGRAPHIC THOUGHT)

MARKS:50

Definition , scope and evolution of geography as a discipline: ancient, medieval and modern
period.
Contribution of british (Peter Haggett), French (Vidal de la Blache), German (Ferdinand von
Richtoten) and American (Hartshone), schools, relation geography to other science.
Man-environment relationship: Determination, possibilism, neo-determination and ecological
approach.
Conceptualizing Location: time and space.
Regional Differemitation.
Dualism and dichotomy in geography: Regional versus systematic and physical versus Human.
Concept of Paradigm shift in geography: Quantitative revolution, Geography, Humanistic and
Behavioral Geography.

PAPER XIII (SOCIAL & CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY)


Scope and Contant of social and cultural geography.

MARKS: 50

Social Process, social space, social groups, social structure, social distance, social wellbing ,
social inequality and intra-urban mobility.
Social elements: Caste, class, Religion, ethnicity , language, tribe with special reference to india.
Urban-industrial landscape, social problems of Indian villages, gender inequality and social
exclusion.
Concept of Culture, Community and society, Cultural groups, Cultural region, Cultural realm,
Cultural hearth, Cultural landscape.
Emergence of regions as social entities with special to India.
PAPER XIV (PRACTICAL)

MARKS: 50

Rocks & mineral identification (Megascopic Study): Granite, Basalt, Doleritelena, Pegmatite,
Sandstone, Limestone, Conglomerate, Shale, Quartzite, Schist, Gneiss, Slate, Phyllite, Quartz ,
Feldsper, Mica, Talc, Graphite, Megnite, Haematite, Chalcopyrite, Bauxite, Calcite, Galena and
Leterite.
Statistical Techniques:

(25 Marks)

Basic Concepts: data, variables, sampling techniques


Tabulation of statistical data and frequency distribution tables .
Methods of data presentation: Mean(arithmetic), Median, Mode. Partitioned values: Quartiles,
Deciles & Percentile.
Mesure of Dispersions: Range, Quarlite deviation, Mean deviation ( about mean and median ),
Standard deviation, Coefficient of variation.
Study of Relationships: Bivariate correlation (Karn Pearsons Correlation Coefficient) and
Regression.
Geological Maps:

(15 Marks)

Drawing of section & interpretation of geological maps of i) Horizontl/Uniclinal strectures ii)


Folded with Unconformities & intrusions.
Laboratory Notebook and Viva-Voce .

PAPER XV (Applied Geography Practical)


MARKS

50

Method of data collection: schedule and questionnaire Preparation of model questionnaire and
schedule for socio economic and physical survey.
Applied Geographical techniques: Lorenzs Curve and Ginis Coefficient, Rank Size Rule, Location
Quotient, Hydrograph and Rating Curve, Climograph (after Taylor), Crop Combination (Weavers
Method).
Concept and use of GPS. Remote Sensing and GIS: Definition of remote sensing and GIS,
Aerial photogrammetry and Satellite remote sensing: Basic principle and Characteristics.
Interpretation of Aerial photographs using mirror stereoscope
Visual Interpretation of Satellite imageries .
Preparation of Programs using MS-Excel 2007 (Simple bar, pie-diagram, Line, Scatter, Trend
line)
Use GIS Software:
Georeferencing Registration and Digitization (Point, Line, Area layers)
Addition of attributes to the map and Preparation of thematic maps (Choropleth, Bar Pie)
Laboratory Note book and viva voice.

PAPER XVI (Practical)


50
MARKS
Weather Map: Interpretation of weather map. Pre-monsoon, monsoon and post monsoon.
Measurememt of Weather elements by meteorological instrument (Rain gauge, Hydrometer,
Max and Mini Thermometer, Fortins Barometer)

FIELD REPORT

30 MARK

Field report is to be prepared by the student in his/her own hand writing.


No part of the report should contain any photocopied or printed/typed material.
Length of the report not exceed 2000 words with illustrations within 20 pages.
The report is to be Prepared for a C.D. Block / P.S/ Mouza/ G.P./ Municipality/ Sub-division/
Drainage Basin area primarily on the basis of field survey.
Questionnaire(s)/ schedule(s) are to be prepared normally with primary data and one of the
same as filled in during the field work. Duly Signed by the concerned teacher, be annexed with
the field report.

The report should be prepared normally with primary data collected by the field survey.
Incorporation of Secondary data Should not exceed 1/4th of the total report.
Field report evaluation and Viva-Voce (20+10 Marks).
Duration of viva-voce: not to be exceed 10 minute. Each part is to be evaluated by separate
examiner simultaneously.
Laboratory Note book and viva voice.

(3+2=5)

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