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IAS Main Geography Optional Paper - VI

1. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of ALL of the following for which 1 (one) mark is given to each correct entry. Write in your answer script the significant geographical relevance or strategic importance of these locations, whether physical/commercial/ economical/ ecological/ environmental/ cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry. 3(three) marks are allotted for each write-up. 4×15=60
(a) Karakoram Pass
(b) Barak
(c) Rae Bareilly
(d) Ankleshwar
(e) Loktak Lake
(f) Barren Island
(g) Jorhat
(h) Dharmashala
(i) Kapurthala
(j) Rana Pratap Sagar
(k) Amarkantak
(l) Durgapur
(m) Gulf of Mannar
(n) Korba
(o) Salem

2. “Road, railway, waterway, airway and pipeline networks play complementary roles in regional development.” Comment 60

3. (a) Discuss the growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade. 30
(b) “Indian space programme is underway to achieve maturity.” Discuss 30

4. Discuss the developments in communication and information technology and their impacts on economy and society. 60

5. Write about the following in about 250 words each: 15 × 4 = 60
(a) Indian trade policy
(b) Historical perspective of Indian society
(c) Export processing zones
(d) Linguistic regions of India

6. (a) Identify and discuss the major tribes living in the major tribal areas of India 30
(b) Highlight the problems faced by the tribal people in India and suggest suitable measures to bring them into the mainstream of development. 30

7. (a) Examine the population problems in India and suggest some measures to overcome them. 30
(b) Discuss the relevance of health indicators. 30

8. (a) Spatially analyse the skewed sex ratio in India. Suggest practical measures, which can be incorporated by the policy makers. 30
(b) Examine the problems faced by the religious minorities in India. Suggest strategies to integrate them further with the mainstream.

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