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Examrace IAS Mains Test SeriesGeography Optional- 2016

Test-1: Paper 1 Physical Geography


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1. (a) Explain the origin of monsoon winds and role of El-Nino in monsoon
circulation. (20)

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(b) Why Tibetan plateau plays a unique role in governing Indian Monsoon?
(15)

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(c) Explain channel morphology considering sinuosity and stream load. (15)

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2. (a) What is meant by sustainable development? Explain the need for


sustainable development? Explain the 17 sustainable development goals.
(15)

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(b) Why was there an urgent need to bring changes to the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs)? (15)

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(c) Write short notes on (4 5 = 20)


Potential evapotranspiration

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Peneplain

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Thermohaline Circulation

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Eustatic changes in sea level

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3. (a) What is Air Quality Index? In recent years AQI has been in news, explain
why this is increasingly becoming a major cause for concern. Keeping this
in mind, explain the impact of Delhi Governments odd-even rule. (25)

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(b) Differentiate between the Koppens Climatic Classification and


Thornwaithe Climatic Classification. Explain Cs type of Climate. (25)

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4. (a) Explain movement of ocean currents & thermohaline circulation. (20)

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(b) Explain the importance of brine exclusion in polar areas? (15)

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(c) Why human intervention is becoming a major concern for coral


bleaching? (15)

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5. (a) Explain climate change with special reference to Paris Summit. Discuss
the objectives and agenda for the Paris Summit? (30)

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(b) Highlight the importance of environmental education. How


improvement in educational level will improve quality of life, discuss with
reference to Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. (20)

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6. (a) Explain air circulations demonstrating the role of pressure gradient force
and Coriolis force. (30)

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(b) Differentiate between agro-forestry and social-forestry. Which forestry


model do you think is best suited for developing green belts in rural and
urban areas? Justify. (20)

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7. (a) Explain the idea of slope replacement and Pencks views. (30)

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(b) Explain geological time scale. Contemporary plants and animals


complemented each other. Do you agree? Why? Why not? (20)

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8. (a) Explain the concept of isostasy: Hayford and Bowies model. (15)

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(b) Explain the main reasons for formation of erosional landforms in glacial
regions. Differentiate these with the aeolian landforms. (15)

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(c) Short notes on: (4 5 = 20)


Differentiate Crag & Tail and Roche Moutonne?

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Explain the formation sequence of arch, stack and stump.

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Why are blow holes unique to coastal regions?

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Differentiate attrition, corrosion, and corrasion

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