Time – Three Hours Fifteen Minutes
(First fifteen minutes for reading the question paper only)
Full Marks – 90
(For Regular and Sightless Regular Candidates)
Full Marks – 100
(For External and sightless External Candidates)
Special credits will be given for answers which are brief and to the point.
Marks will be deducted for spelling mistakes, untidiness and bad handwriting.
(All questions of Group ‘A’ are compulsory. Candidate should follow the alternatives in other groups. Sightless candidates will answer the alternative questions as per directive in Group ‘A’. Other will attempt map pointing. Ques No. 16 is only for External candidates)
1. (a) Locate the following with appropriate symbols and names on the given outline map of India. Attach the map with your answer paper. [1 x 5 = 5]
(a.i) Karakoram range,
(a.ii) River Cauvery,
(a.iii) The place with highest rainfall in India.
(a.iv) The main cotton growing region of India,
(a.v) One iron and steel industrial centre of Eastern India.
(b) Locate the following with appropriate symbols and names on the given outline map of Asia. Attach the map with your answer paper : [1 x 5 = 5]
(b.i) hindukush mountain,
(b.ii) Caspian sea,
(b.iii) Indus river,
(b.iv) Taiga forest,
(b.v) Equatorial climatic region.
[ For Sightless Candidates Only]
1. Answer any five of the following : [2 x 5 = 10]
(a) Mention the names of two mountain peaks of South India.
(b) Name two tributaries of river Brahmaputra.
(c) Which two winds bring rain to the Coromandal coast twice in a year?
(d) Name two automobile industrial centres of India.
(e) Mention the names of two old plateaus of Asia.
(f) Name two islands of Asia located each one in the Pacific ocean and Indian ocean.
(g) State the names of the largest and deepest lakes of Asia Respectively.
(h) In which parts of Asia extreme type of climate prevails?
Group – B
2 (a) Identify the correct answer : [1 x 5 = 5]
(a.i) Deltaic plain is found at the mouth of Narmada/Luni/Mahanadi.
(a.ii) Frost shattering/Granular disintegration/Carbonation is predominant in the mountains of Himalaya.
(a.iii) Pothole/Fjord/Plunge pool is formed at the foot of waterfalls.
(a.iv) Hygrometer/Barometer/Anemometer measures relative humidity.
(a.v) Brazil current is originated from North Equatorial current/ South Equatorial current/gulf stream.
2 (b) If the statement is true, write ‘T’ and if false, write ‘F’ against the following : [1 x 5 = 5]
(b.i) ‘Canyon’ topography is formed by erosional activities of glacier.
(b.ii) In the troposphere, per 1000 m of ascent, temperature decreases by 6.4°C.
(b.iii) Ladak plateau is an example of lava plateau.
(b.iv) Tank irrigation is the most common method of irrigation practised in the Gangetic delta region.
(b.v) The Central Rice Research Institute of India is located at Cuttack in Odisha.
3. Write short notes on any five of the following : [2 x 5 = 10]
(a) Coastal plain,
(c) Land breeze,
(d) Sargasso Sea,
(e) Malnad and Maidan,
(f) “Burst of monsoon”,
(g) Green Revolution,
(h) Alloy Steel Industry.
Group – C
(Answer any two questions)
[Sketches are not essential for Sightless Candidates]
4 (a) Explain the origin of fold mountains in the light of “Plate Tectonic Theory”.
(b) Which type of weathering is predominant in the equatorial region and why?
(c) Mention any two characteristics of the dissected plateau.
[5 + 3 + 2 = 10]
5 (a) Describe with sketches any three landforms formed by glacial deposition.
(b) State three differences between Barkhan and Seif.
(c) State any two favourable conditions required for the formation of the delta.
[5 + 3 + 2 = 10]
6 (a) Explain with sketches the relationship between permanent air pressure belts and planetary wind system in the southern hemisphere.
(b) Mention three differences between cyclone and anticyclone.
(c) What is isotherm?
[5 + 3 + 2 = 10]
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