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Department of Geography University of Calcutta

Research Eligibility Test (WP) 2017 <> Part-I: Multiple-choice Questions
Full Marks: 60
Time: 30 minutes
Please mark your choice of answers in the Response Table supplied
separately and return it along with this questionnaire after the test
is over. Answer all questionseach bear 2 marks.

1. Which among the following is not a (d) Sudden release of meltwater

hotspot? from moraine dammed lakes
(a) Cocos Island 6. Which one is not a characteristic
(b) Reunion Island feature of ITCZ?
(c) Easter Island (a) It is predominantly an oceanic
(d) Tristan da Cunha Island
(b) The circulation system is
2. What are the three components of dominantly convective
stream power equation? (c) It moves seasonally
(a) Channel slope, river width and (d) It is also known as the
mean annual precipitation Equatorial Trough
(b) Hydraulic radius, channel slope
7. Which of the following river
and dissolved oxygen levels
systems receive high precipitation
(c) Stream discharge, river width in summer but dry season in
and river depth winter?
(d) Stream discharge, channel (a) Equatorial
slope and water density
(b) Temperate- Oceanic
3. Rule of Constant Proportions (c) Tropical Non-Equatorial
applies to: (d) Glacial
(a) Seawater 8. Cones of Depression is formed
(b) Groundwater due to:
(c) Reservoir storage
(a) Subsidence of land
(d) Potable water
(b) Leakage of aquifer
4. Lonar lake of Maharashtra was (c) Excessive withdrawal of
formed by: groundwater through wells
(a) River impoundment (d) Drying of springs
(b) Differential erosion of Deccan 9. Interval between two primary tides
Traps at a certain place is:
(c) Faulting
(a) 12 hours 25 minutes
(d) Meteorite impact
(b) 11 hours 30 minutes
5. Eskers are formed by: (c) 12 hours 30 minutes
(a) Linearly arranged lateral (d) 12 hours 56 minutes
moraines 10. Sclerophyllous woodlands are
(b) Subglacial streams found in:
(c) Fluvioglacial processes in an
(a) Equatorial belt
outwash plain
(b) Monsoon climatic region
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(c) Mediterranean region maintains the constant of

(d) Boreal forests proportion of components
Reason (R): Sea water is relatively
11. Air pollution in urban-industrial
immobile and doesnt allow
areas reaches its maxima during:
sufficient mixing
(a) Winter afternoon
(a) A is true but R is false
(b) Winter morning
(b) Both A and R are true
(c) Summer morning (c) A is false but R is true
(d) Summer afternoon (d) Neither A nor R is true
12. Lateral planation theory was 18. Which of the following statements
proposed by: is correct?
(a) Lawson (a) Human induced environmental
(b) Mc Gee change is usually more rapid
(c) Gilbert et al and irreversible than natural
(d) Mabbutt change
(b) There is only one type of
13. The concepts of Stop and Go environmental management
Determinism was proposed by: option to stop the cause of
(a) E. Huntington change
(b) Griffith Taylor (c) Limiting the number of
(c) David Harvey stakeholders is likely to be a
(d) Carl Ritter successful management option
(d) A premise of environmental
14. Ideographic Approach in management is the problem
Geography is generally known as: must be managed only when it
(a) Comparative Geography has been proven to create a
(b) Regional Geography
(c) Systematic Geography 19. An urban village is located:
(d) Welfare Geography (a) In the rural area
15. Polarized region is known as: (b) In the peri-urban region
(c) As a pocket surrounded by
(a) Formal region
urban land use
(b) Functional region
(d) In the area surrounded by
(c) Planning region industrial land use
(d) Compage region
20. The Town and Country Planning
16. An Impact Assessment (social or Organisation of India is:
environmental) should be:
(a) The technical arm of the
(a) Subjective Ministry of Urban
(b) Prospective Development
(c) Apathetic (b) An institute created for
(d) Retrospective pursuing urban research
(c) A professional body which
17. Consider the following two undertakes urban projects
(d) A corporate body which funds
Assertion (A): Sea water urban projects

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21. Which one is not a UTM Grid 26. Energy is ultimately dissipated
Zone? (a) It is a basic principle of
(a) 45 A biogeography
(b) 46 D (b) It is a principle of ecology
(c) 47 G (c) It is a law of thermodynamics
(d) 48 K (d) It is a theory postulated by
22. Which among the following
represents the bands of the IRS 27. Which of the following places was
LISS-3 sensor? a settlement established by the
Danish people?
(a) Green-Red-NIR-SWIR
(b) Green-Blue-NIR-SWIR (a) Yanam
(c) Blue-Red-Green-NIR (b) Srirampur
(d) Red- Green- NIR-IR (c) Thirangambadi
(d) Diu
23. The institutional framework which
was established in 1947 to regulate 28. Normal distribution is always:
international trade in merchandise (a) Platykurtic
(b) Leptokurtic
(a) WTO (c) Petokurtic
(b) GATT (d) Mesokurtic
(d) TRIMS 29. Which one of the following
projections is not a perspective
24. Who is the author of the title projection?
Geography of Power? (a) Orthographic
(a) David Harvey (b) Gnomonic
(b) Edward Soja (c) Orthomorphic
(c) Neil Smith (d) Stereographic
(d) Richard Peet
30. Which one is not an indigenous
25. Which Indian state is the original Indian Remote Sensing Satellite?
habitat of Mishmi tribe? (a) Cartosat
(a) Nagaland (b) Landsat
(b) Tripura (c) Resourcesat
(c) Arunachal Pradesh (d) Risat
(d) Mizoram

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Department of Geography University of Calcutta

Research Eligibility Test (WP) 2017 <> Part-II: Essay-type Questions
Full Marks: 40
Time: 60 minutes

Answer any two questions selecting one from each group. Each
question bears 20 marks

Group-A: Physical Geography

(1) Explain how the concepts of systems and thresholds help to explain and manage
environment changes that affect the humans.

(2) Assess the role of Monsoon on the socio-cultural milieu of India.

(3) Explain the complementary relationship between Physical and Human Geographies
citing suitable examples from their different branches.

Group-B: Human Geography

(4) Give an account of the shifts in the development paradigm from quantitative to
qualitative indicators.

(5) Assess urban areas as regions representative of complex modern society.

(6) Critically discuss the issues of resource conflicts faced by the tribal societies and
their impact upon regional development.

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