Madhyamik Geography Question paper 2017



(New Syllabus)

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.

[Groups A to F are common for both Regular and External Candidates and Group G is meant only for External Candidates]

(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 – F. Other will attempt map pointing.)

Group – A

1. Write the correct answer from the given alternatives : [1 x 14 = 14]

1.1  The process by which natural agent reshape the existing landscape over the earth’s surface is known as –

(a) Exogenetic process

(b) Endogenetic process

(c) Orogeneticprocess

(d) Epeirogenetic process

1.2  The main erosional process of river over salt dominated rock is –

(a) Abrasion

(b) Attrition

(c) Hydraulic action

(d) Solution  

1.3  The uppermost layer of heterosphere is –

(a) Hydrogen layer

(b) Helium layer

(c) Atomic oxygen layer

(d) Molecular nitrogen layer

1.4  The instrument by which humidity of air mass is measured –

(a) Thermometer

(b) Barometer

(c) Hygrometer

(d) Anemometer

1.5  The influence of EL-Nino is observed in –

(a) Atlantic ocean

(b) Pacific ocean

(c) Indian ocean

(d) Arctic ocean

1.6  When the distance between earth and moon becomes least, the generating tide is called –

(a) Springtide

(b) Neap tide

(c) Perigean tide

(d) Apogean tide

1.7  The processes of waste management involve –

(a) Reuse of waste

(b) Recycling of waste

(c) Reduction of waste

(d) All of them. 

1.8  The youngest state of India is –

(a) Uttarakhand

(b) Telangana

(c) Chhattisgarh

(d) Goa

1.9  Dust storms of North-West India in summer is called –

(a) Kalbaishakhi

(b) Andhi

(c) Western Disturbance

(d) Loo

1.10 A method followed in India to conserve soil is –

(a) Irrigation

(b) Jhum cultivation

(c) Strip cropping

(d) Animal rearing

1.11 The state, which ranks first in jowar production in India is –

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Bihar

(d) West Bengal

1.12 The “silicon valley of India” refers to –

(a) Chennai

(b) Bengaluru

(c) Kolkata

(d) Delhi

1.13 The longest National Highway in India is –

(a) National Highway 1

(b) National Highway 2

(c) National Highway 6

(d) National Highway 7

1.14 The R.F. of a topographical map with 15’x15′ latitudinal and 

longitudinal extension is

(a) 1 : 2,50,000

(b) 1 : 1,00,000

(c) 1: 50,000

(d) 1: 25,000

Group – B

2.1  If the statement is true. write “T’ and if false, write ‘F’ against the following (Answer any six statements) : [1 x 6 = 6] 

2.1.1  Seif dunes are transformed from Barkhan dunes.

2.1.2  Ozone layer is known as “Natural sunscreen”.

2.1.3  In Mediterranean regions, rainfall generally occurs in summer.

2.1.4  Strait line alignment of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth is called Syzygy.

2.1.5  Most of the rice in India is cultivated in winter as Rabi crop.

2.1.6  The most densely populated state of India is West Bengal.

2.1.7  Different symbols are used to show geographical features in satellite images.

2.2 Fill in the blanks with suitable words (Answer any six) : [1 x 6 = 6] 

2.2.1  Planation of landmass caused by different exogenic forces is called _______.

 2.2.2  Long, narrow, winding, steep-sided, ridges formed by the fluvioglacial deposits of sands and gravels are called _______.

2.2.3  In Rainfall-Temperature graph of any place, if the temperature curve becomes downward during mid of the year then the station lies in ________ hemisphere.

2.2.4   ________ force of the earth causes secondary high tide.

2.2.5  Air conditioners emit ________ gas into the atmosphere.

2.2.6  Bhagirathi and ________ river meet at Devprayag to form the river Ganga.

2.2.7  ________ city is called as the “Manchester of South India”.

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