[Download] Geography Mains 2013 Paper 1 & Paper 2 for UPSC Civil Service IAS IPS Exam Optional Subject

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  1. Prologue
  2. Geography Paper I Section A
    1. Question 1 (Compulsory)
    2. Question 2
    3. Question 3
    4. Question 4
  3. Geography Paper 1: SECTION B
    1. Question 5 (Compulsory)
    2. Question 6
    3. Question 7
    4. Question 8
  4. Geography Paper II Section A
    1. Question 1 (Compulsory)
    2. Question 2
    3. Question 3
    4. Question 4
  5. Geography Paper 2: Section B
    1. Question 5 (Compulsory)
    2. Question 6
    3. Question 7
    4. Question 8


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  • There are EIGHT questions divided in two SECTIONS
  • Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all
  • Questions no. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, any three are to be attempted choosing at least ONE from each section.
  • Word limit in questions, whence specified, should be adhered to.
  • Illustrate your answers with suitable sketches, mops and diagrams. These shall be drawn in the space provided for answering the question itself.
  • Attempts of questions shall be counted in chronological order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly. Any page or portion of the page left blank must be clearly struck off.

Geography Paper I Section A

Question 1 (Compulsory)

Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each: 10 marks x 5 = 50

  1. Differences between Normal cycle and Arid cycle of Davis.
  2. Differentiate Storm Surges and Seiches.
  3. Uniqueness of fauna in the Notogean realm.
  4. Impact of Pleistocene Ice Age on the crust of the Earth.
  5. Types of endemic plants and their degree of vulnerability to extinction.

Question 2

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  1. With suitable examples, bring out the impact of local winds on the climate of an area. 20
  2. What are the characteristics that make CHC a serious threat to the ecosystem? Give examples. 15
  3. What is ‘Base level’? Explain the types of base level. 15

Question 3

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  1. “Offshore Acoustic Study helped the development of the concept of sea floor spreading.” Explain.20
  2. Discuss Dew point and the various forms of condensation. 15
  3. Bring out the relationship between climate and vegetation in the Mountain Biome.15

Question 4

Answer the following in about 400 words each:    25 x 2=50

  1. Compare the Subsidence and Glacial control theories on the formation of coral reefs. 25
  2. Explain the levels of Noise pollution and the legislative measures to control it. 25

Geography Paper 1: SECTION B

Question 5 (Compulsory)

Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each: 10 marks x 5 = 50 marks

  1. ”Ellen Churchill Semple is an ardent supporter of Determinism.” Explain.
  2. Role of Venezuela in the production and export of oil.
  3. Misra’s theoretical stages of Rural – Urban Process.
  4. Countries most affected in case of shut-down of Nuclear power.
  5. Relevance of Heartland theory in Contemporary world.

Question 6

Answer the following in about 250 words each:

  1. What is Geriatrics? What are the problems associated with Geriatric population? 20
  2. Discuss the changing pattern of production and export of Coffee in the world. 10
  3. What are the basic postulates in the Central Place Model of Christaller? 20

Question 7

Answer the following in about 250 words each :

  1. “Urban Solid Waste Management poses the greatest challenge in Metropolitan planning.’ Elaborate.
  2. Analyse the reasons for a comparatively poorer development of fishing grounds in tropical areas.
  3. Explain the parameters for assessment and the spatial pattern of Human Development Index in the world.

Question 8

Write about the following in about 400 words each. 25 Marks x 2 = 50 marks

  1. “Urban Geography is nothing but city “in” area and city “as” area.” Elaborate.
  2. Analyse the causes for changes in the pattern of world trade.

see url the end of paper one, here comes paper 2 with same instructions (5 out 8…)

Geography Paper II Section A

Question 1 (Compulsory)

  1. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your  Booklet the significance of these locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry :     2×5=10
    1. Mishmi Hills
    2. Lipulekh Pass
    3. Bees River
    4. Rihand Dam
  2. Explain the topographical and structural characteristics of the Siwalik Range. (10 marks| 150 words)
  3. Discuss the mechanism of Indian Monsoon. (10 marks| 150 words)
  4. Identify the main industrial clusters of India and account for their development. (10 marks| 150 words)
  5. Explain the method of delineating crop-association regions with reference to India. (10 marks| 150 words)

Question 2

  1. Discuss the potentiality and present status of horticulture in the Western and Central Himalaya. (20m|250 words)
  2. Delineate the coalfields of India and mention their distinctive features. (15|150 words)
  3. Explain the role of multinationals in globalization of industries India. (15m|150 words)

Question 3

  1. Distributional pattern of industries in India does not provide requisite basis for division of the country into distinct Industrial regions. Elaborate. (25m| 250 words)
  2. Discuss the role of institutional factors in shaping the pattern of Indian agriculture. (15m| 150 words)
  3. What do you understand by ‘Young India? How can the present state of population composition be converted into an asset for the country? (15m| 150 words)

Question 4

  1. Comment on the feasibility of interlinking of rivers of India and its possible contribution to resolution of water crisis. (20m| 250 words)
  2. Define agricultural productivity. Mention the methods of its measurement and bring out the disparities in its regional distribution. (15m| 150 words)
  3. Discuss the problems in realization of benefits of globalization and liberalization in industrial sector of India. (15m| 150 words)

Geography Paper 2: Section B

Question 5 (Compulsory)

150 words each. 10 marks x 5 = 50 marks.

  1. City-regions as territorial unit for regional planning and development
  2. Snags in the Food Security Policy of India
  3. Demographic dividend and its implications on environment
  4. Planning and development of ‘Tribal Regions’ in India
  5. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of these locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry.
    1. Rajgir
    2. Sindri
    3. National Highway No. 24
    4. Churk
    5. Indira Gandhi Canal

Question 6

  1. Write a note on geopolitics of the Indian Ocean realm. (20m| 250 words)
  2. Comment on the basis of creation of new States in India in 2000. (15m| 150 words)
  3. Enumerate the basic indicators of development and explain their application in identification of the spatial diversity in development in India. (15m| 150 words)

Question 7

  1. Write a note on the emergence of National Settlement System in colonial India and discuss the factors contributing to urbanization in post-independence period. (20m| 250 words)
  2. Define slums and explain their problems. (15m | 150 words)
  3. Discuss the objectives of Vision 2020′ in creation of viable village complex in India for Inclusive Rural Development’ programme. (15m| 150 words)

Question 8

  1. Identify the earthquake-prone zones and suggest strategy for their management. (20m| 250 words)
  2. Describe the impact of linguistic diversity on the development of various regions of India. (15m| 150 words)
  3. Describe how urbanization creates air and water pollution in India. (15m | 150 words)

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121 Comments on “[Download] Geography Mains 2013 Paper 1 & Paper 2 for UPSC Civil Service IAS IPS Exam Optional Subject”

  1. whats this CHC…..even 2 months after mains i dont know it for sure
    its not chloro hydro carbons…..not able to link it to environmental damage thru google search…

    1. Probably its CFC not CHC, as no information is available anywhere about CHC.

      1. Chlorinated hydrocarbons

  2. hello mrunal sir

    sir I am humbly requesting you to please guide me on how to cover optional (GEOGRAPHY) syllabus
    i dont have any coaching… plz hekp me.

    I ahve covered
    1. NCERTS (Mentioned in your post)
    2. Read GOH CHENG LEONG ohysical geography
    3. Done topics from GS manual (Mentioned in your post)
    4.Ignou material (Mentioned in your post)
    5. Revising

    Kindly guide me further…
    PLz do reply sir


  3. Is anyone kind enough here to reply
    for my above query

    please do reply

      1. thanks a ton siddharth for ur reply…..
        Do i need to cover any thing other than this …..
        i think after this i should refer to previous year paper again n then cover rest …. topics…

        1. Dude buy savinder Singh for paper one and rest all u have covered ,try rupa series for part b of paper 1

  4. send me kannada litrature optional paper

  5. For GS paper(not for optional) which of the following books should be used,should be used selectively,should be used as combo,is a better alternative of the other.
    1. NOS, GS Manual.
    2. Spectrum/ Majid Hussain/ Khullar)
    3. Go Cheng Leon
    4. 2. Principles of Geography – NECRT 11th Book
    5. 3. Economic Geography of the World (11th Class NCERT)
    6. 4. Physical Geography of India (NCERT)
    7. 5. Environment & Economic Geography (NCERT – 9th Class)
    8. 6. Cultural & Economic Geography of India (NCERT)
    9. Yearbook
    10. Geography through Maps by K Siddhartha
    11. Oxford school atlas

    1. what about Majid hussain books-Human Gegraphy,Fundamentals of Physical Geography,
      Indian and World Geography (Paper-1)


  7. After seeing such a weird paper of geography is it adviceble to continue with geography as an optional subject….though I have gone through almost all books of savindra singh but still unable to find the source of question…

  8. Pls advice me on the same

  9. pls anyone send yearwise question papers of optional geography(mains)

  10. in questions like section A 1.3 mechanism of monsoon, the map of india would be provided or we would need to draw it by ourselves ?

  11. should each coal field be described for that question in section a of geography 2?.

  12. Please suggest me books for geography as an optional subject.
    ASAP or any handmade notes of toppers for geography.

  13. please suggest me book for Geography as optional subject ASAP or any handwritten notes of a topper.

  14. who is better for geography ,neetu singh or shabbir sir ? particularly human geography n settlement part ? who’s notes are complete n comprehensive ?

  15. Please suggest me some book for geography as mains optional. …totally clueless about these question…any through way to prepare…

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  18. Sir, there is any link in question papers of optional preliminary which is held before 2013

  19. Sir l like optional question paper and definitely it is help to beginner’s and u also send or give some answers of above question its means that its help incentives …how to write answer

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