GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL STRATEGY BY PRATHAM KAUSHIK (AIR 5, CSE 2017) 327 MARKS Hi friends, I am Pratham Kaushik (Rank 5 CSE 2017). My score in Geography optional is 327 (166+161). Here I am presenting my strategy for Geography. I’ll try to be specific as Geography syllabus is vast and questions are getting increasingly […]
UPSC IAS Civil Services Mains 2016: GEOGRAPHY Optional Question Paper – 1
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 35 ARCHIVES Discuss the role of WTO in determining the pattern of World Trade. Mention the agriculture regions as classified by Whittlessy and discuss their relevance. Problems faced by industries which developed due to inertia.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 34 ARCHIVES Discuss the consequences of Climate Change on agriculture and food security, and on the Coastal Zones of the world. Provide a geographical account of global production and distribution of food. Famine to a considerable extent, is a man made Hazard. Elaborate.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 33 ARCHIVES Discuss Weber’s theory of industrial location ,and assess its relevance in the present – day context. Explain the concept of sustainable development and propose a model for agricultural development. Discuss the views of von Thunen on agricultural location.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 32 ARCHIVES “Indo-Gangetic hearth is considered to be one of the world’s richest cultural realms.” Examine. Explain the qualitative and quantitative methods of delineation of sphere of urban influence. Examine the spatial patterns of development disparity prevailing in the world.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 31 ARCHIVES Explain the necessary conditions of takeoff and subsequent stages of development of a nation as propounded by Rostow. Discuss the contribution of geographers in the development of radical geography. Giving suitable examples, describe the importance of system analysis in geographical studies.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 30 ARCHIVES Explain the parameters for assessment and the spatial pattern of Human Development Indexin the world. Relevance of Heartland theory in Contemporary world. Elaborate the concept of mental map
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 29 ARCHIVES Welfare Approach in Human Geography Discuss the impact of positivism in paradigm shift in Geography “Ellen Churchill Semple is an ardent supporter of Determinism.”
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 28 ARCHIVES Provide a broad classification of world cultural regions. Critically examine the method of deriving Human development index. Critically examine the changing perspective of the concept of areal differences.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 27 ARCHIVES Present a critical analysis of human and welfare approaches in Human Geography. Distinguish between radical and welfare approaches in geographic studies. ‘Quantitative Revolution and model building provided an empirical basis for geographicalresearch’ – Elaborate.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 26 ARCHIVES State the concept of erosion surfaces and highlight the factors responsible for their development. Give an account of recent observation on coral bleaching with reference to Clive Wilkinson’s Report. Discuss the concept and application of systems analysis in human geography.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25 ARCHIVES Explain the levels of Noise pollution and the legislative measures to control it. (400 words) “Urban Solid Waste Management poses the greatest challenge in Metropolitan planning.” Elaborate. (250 words) Enumerate the major causes of increasing degradation of environment in hills and hillslopes, and state its down-valley impact. […]
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24 ARCHIVES Impact of Pleistocene Ice Age on the crust of the Earth. Types of endemic plants and their degree of vulnerability to extinction. What are the characteristics that make CHC a serious threat to the ecosystem? Give examples.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 23 ARCHIVES Write an essay on ‘sustainable development’ from the perspective of geography. How would the impact of global warming differ from one part of the earth to another Give a reasoned account. Discuss how different types of mining lead to different types of environmental problem (400 words)
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 22 ARCHIVES Bring out the relationship between climate and vegetation in the Mountain Biome. State the uniqueness of the Eurasian Steppe Biome Define zoogeographic region.Also describe he basic faunal makeup of the Neo-Arctic zoogeographic region.(
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21 ARCHIVES Major components of IGBP. ( 150 words) Adaptation and distribution of animals in the Ethiopian realm. (400 words) Uniqueness of fauna in the Notogean realm.( 150 words)
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 20 ARCHIVES Discuss the concept , components and functioning of an ecosystem. Give a brief account of the principal land biomes and their latitudinal distribution. Floristic kingdoms based on their global distribution
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 19 ARCHIVES Indicate the major biotic regions of the world and discuss the ecological aspects of the monsoon region. Discuss the relevance of ‘watershed’, as an ecosystem for the purpose of sustainable development.
GEOGRAPHY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 18 ARCHIVES Present a classification of the soils of the world and give their economic significance. Define ecosystem and describe briefly its various components. Also discuss how and to what extent the modern man has affected the various types of ecosystems.