Geography 2015 Solved Paper Previous Year

Geography 2015 Solved Paper Previous Year Question 

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Geography 2015 Solved Paper Previous Year Question

(Two Hours)


  • Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
  • You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.
  • This time is to be spent in reading the Question Paper.
  • The time given at the head of this paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.
  • Attempt all questions from Section I and any four questions from Section II.
  • The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

Part-I [30 Marks ]
(Attempt all questions from this part)

Question 1:

Study the extract of the Survey of India Map Sheet No. 45D/10 and answer the following questions :
(a) Give the four figure grid reference for a figure similar to the one given below. Identify the figure: [2]
icse-previous-papers-with-solutions-for-class-10-geography-2015-1(b) How is the drainage pattern in grid square 1606 different from that in grid square 1608? [2]

(c) Identify the correct six figure grid reference for each of the following:
(i) Gautam Maharishi Mandir
200071; 071200; 201070 ?
(ii) 0.443
172059; 052179; 179052 ? [2]

(d) Name the most prominent settlement other than ABU. Give two reasons to support your answer. [2]

(e) (i) What is the general slope of the land in the north-west comer of the map extract ?
(ii) What is the compass direction of Chandela (1803) from Hanumanji ka Mandir (2208) ? [2]

(f) What do you understand by the following terms as used on the map extract :
(i) Causeway (1702)
(ii) Falls 25m (2307). [2]

(g) (i) If you were to cycle at 10 km an hour, how much time would it take to cover the north-south distance depicted on this map extract ?
(ii) Calculate the area enclosed by Eastings 19 to 22 and Northings 04 to 09. [2]

(h) (i) Identify one natural feature in grid square 1610
(ii) Identify one man made feature in grid square 1903. [2]

(i) Give two probable reasons, other than dry water features, to indicate that the region depicted on the map extract receives seasonal rainfall. [2]


(j) Calculate, in metres, the difference in height between the highest point on the map extract and the contour height given in grid square 2402. [2]

Answer 1:

(a) The four fig grid reference for the figure is 1903. And the figure is a seasonal tank with an embankment.

(b) Drainage pattern of grid square 1606 is Radial and of grid square 1608 is Trellis.

(c) The correct six figure are
(i) Gautam Maharishi Mandir-200071.
(ii) 0.443-179052.

(d) Vajna settlement is another prominent settlement because
(1) It has a police Chauki.
(2) It is located on the metalled road therefore good transport is available.

(e) (i) General slope of the land in the North west comer is towards North west.
(ii) Compass direction of Chandela from Hanumanji Ka Mandir is South west.

(f) (i) Cause way : It is a raised road or path that enable us to cross a seasonal river. It does not work during rain. It is not a bridge.
(ii) Fall 25 m indicate the presence of a waterfall i.e., 25 metres high.

(g) (i) one hour.
(ii) Area = L × B = 3 × 5 = 15 km2

(h) (i) Natural feature in 1610 is broken ground and seasonal stream.
(ii) One man made feature in grid square 1903 is hut and embankment.

(i) Two reasons to indicate that the region depicted on the map receives seasonal rainfall are :

  1. Cart tracks are motorable in the dry season.
  2. Presence of causeway and broken ground.

(j) Difference between the highest point on the map and the contour height given in grid square 2402 is 1129 metres.

Question 2:

On the outline map of India provided :
(a) Mark and. name the Nilgiris. [1]
(b) Shade and label the Malwa Plateau. [1]
(c) Shade and label the Malabar Coastal Plains. [1]
(d) Mark and name the river Gomti. [1]
(e) Shade and name the Andaman Sea. [1]
(f) Mark and name Allahabad. [1]
(g) Mark with a single arrow and name the winds that bring winter rain to north-west India. [1]
(h) Mark and name Digboi. [1]
(i) Mark an area with laterite soil below the Tropic of Cancer. [1]
(j) Mark and name the Karakoram Pass. [1]


Answer 2:

PART II [50 Marks]

Attempt any five questions from this Part.

Question 3:

(a) Explain two factors that affect the climate of India giving a suitable example for each. [2]

(b) State two differences between the rainfalls that occur from June to September and that from December to February in North India. [2]

(c) Give a geographic reason for each of the following :
(i) Kerala has the longest rainy season.
(ii) The Konkan coast experiences orographic rainfall.
(iii) The city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh has a higher range of temperature than that of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. [3]

(d) Study the climatic data given below and answer the questions that follow :

Temp °C 21.0 21.9 24.3- 27.2 28.0 26.4 26.1 25.4 25.0 26.0 23.8 21.2
Rainfall Cm 5.1 2.8 1.2 1.7 3.9 4.6 8.4 11.4 11.9 31.6 34.5 14.8

(i) Identify the hottest month.
(ii) Calculate the annual rainfall.
(iii) Name the winds that bring the maximum rainfall to this city. [3]

Answer 3:

(a) Two factors that affect the climate in India are :

  1. Altitude: As the height increases temperature decreases at the rate of 1°C for every 165 m of ascend. Example : Nainital has lower temperature than Agra.
  2. Distance from the sea: Places close to the sea have lower range of temperature i.e. moderate climate and places away from the influence of the sea have higher range of temperature i.e. continental climate. Example : Mumbai has lower range of temperature than Delhi as it is close to the sea.

(b) Two differences between the rainfall that occur from June to September and from December to February are :

  1. Rainfall in June to September is caused by S.W. monsoon whereas rainfall in December to February is caused by temperate cyclones (western disturbances) originating in Mediterranean sea.
  2. Rain in June to September is heavy ranging between 75 to 150 cm. whereas rain in Dec. to February is only 5 to 7 cm but beneficial for wheat and barley.

(c) Geographical Reasons:
(i) Kerala has the longest rainy season because it lies in the extreme south of India and it is the first and last to see the monsoon.
(ii) Konkan coast experiences orographic rainfall because it lies of the wind ward side of western ghats when south west monsoon strikes it.
(iii) Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh has a higher range of temperature than that of Chennai because Kanpur is located away from the sea and the equator.

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