Geography 2017 Solved Paper Previous Year ICSE

Geography 2017 Solved Paper Previous Year Question ICSE

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Geography 2017 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:

 Q. (a) Give the six figure grid reference for: [2]

  1. The highest point in this map extract.
  2. Surveyed tree north of Rampura Khera.

Answer a:

  1. 088065
  2. 072073

 Q. (b) On which bank of Sukli Nadi lies: [2]

  1. Butri
  2. Padrugarh [2]

Answer b:


  1. North – West
  2. North – East

Q. (c) Differentiate between the drainage pattern shown in grid square: [2]

  1. 0704
  2.  0705

Answer: c

Grid 0704 has Trellis pattern whereas 0705 has radial drainage pattern.

 Q. (d) The region in this map extract receives seasonal rainfall. Give two reasons for your answer. [2]

Answer d:

  1. River, wells and tanks are dry.
  2. Vegetation – fairly dense scrub.

 Q. (e) Calculate the distance in km between settlement Bhatana and Makawal along the cart track. [2]

Answer e:

Indirect distance = 12 cm
1cm on the map represents = 500
12cm on the map represent = 500

Q. (f) State the Compass direction of the following: [2]

  1. Dattani from Marol.
  2. Dhavli from Makawal.

Answer f:

  1. South – East
  2. North – East


Q.(g) 1. Mention a social activity of people living in Marol. [2]
2. What is the main occupation of the people living in this region?

Answer f:

  1. Monthly Fair
  2. Agriculture – Yellow wash

Q.(h) What do you understand by: [2]

  1. The black broken line in 0807
  2. The vertical black line close to Easting 10

Answer h:

  1. Disappearing drainage
  2. Longitude line 35°

Q.(i) What is the main source of water supply to Bhatana? Give a reason for your answer. [2]

Answer i:


Q.(j) 1. Name one natural feature in the grid square 0905. [2]
2. Identify one man made feature in the grid square 1003.

Answer j:

  1. Cause way
  2. Post office

Question 2.

On the outline map of India provided:
(a) Draw and name the Tropic of Cancer. [1]
(b) Label the river Godavari. [1]
(c) Mark and name the Garo Hills. [1]
(d) Mark C on the coal fields in Jharia. [1]
(e) Mark with an arrow and name the NE monsoon over the Bay of Bengal. [1]
(f) Shade and name the Gulf of Kutch. [1]
(g) Shade and name the coastal plain that receives rainfall in October-November. [1]
(h) Mark with a dot and name Delhi. [1]
(i) Shade a region with Black Cotton Soil. [1]
(j) Use an arrow to point at a densely populated state in South India. [1]

Answer 2:


ICSE Geography Question Paper 2017 Solved for Class 10 - 1

Part II [50 Marks]
Attempt any five questions from this part

Question 3.

(a) Mention the four seasons that prevail in India stating the months for each. [2]

Answer a:

  1. The cold weather season starts in November and continues till March.
  2. The hot weather season start in March and ends in May.
  3. The season of the advancing monsoon starts in June and lasts until September.
  4. The season of the retreating monsoon starts in October and Novemeber.

 Q.(b) State the agricultural benefits derived from : [2]

  1. The Westerly Depressions in Punjab.
  2. The Kalbaisakhi in Assam.

Answer b:

  1. These depressions are very useful for wheat, a major crop of Punjab.
  2. These local winds are accompanied by thunderstorms and bring rainfall. This rain is good for jute and rice.

Q.(c) Give a reason for each of the following: [3]

  1. Kolkata receives heavier rain than Lucknow.
  2. The Summer Monsoon winds blow over the Arabian Sea from the Southwest.
  3. Thar is a desert.

Answer c:

  1. Kolkata is located near the coast whereas Lucknow is far from coast. Monsoon winds get dry as the distance from the sea increases.
  2. The South-East Trades are attracted towards India due to low pressure prevailing on the land mass. After crossing the Equator, they are deflected towards the right due to Coriolis Effect and blow into India as South -West Monsoon.
  3. Thar is a desert because of scanty rainfall. The region receives scanty rainfall because the Aravali range is parallel to the direction of the prevailing winds, so it does not offer any obstacles in the way of winds.

Q.(d) Study the climatic data given below and answer the questions that follow: [3]
ICSE Geography Question Paper 2017 Solved for Class 10 - 2

  1. What is the annual range temperature of the station?
  2. What is the total annual rainfall experienced by the station?
  3. Why would it be correct to presume that the station lies in the interior and not on the coast?

Answer d:

  1. 36.2 °C – 12 °C = 24.2 °C
  2. 1.5 + 0.1 + 0.0 +1.4 + 1.1 + 21.0 + 25.3 + 27.2 + 24.0 + 9.4 + 1.5 + 0.4 = 112.9 cm
  3. Temperature range is very high so we can conclude the station is away from the equable effect.

Question 4.

(a) Mention two differences between Alluvial Soil and Black Cotton Soil. [2]

Answer a:

Alluvial Soil Black Soil
1. Alluvial soil is very fertile as it is rich in mineral nutrients like potash and lime.

2. Most of alluvial soil is derived from the sediments deposited by rivers.

1. The black soils are made of extremely fine material, i. e., clayey material.

2. The soil is well-known for its capacity to hold moisture.

Q.(b) Name an area in India in which each of the following processes take place: [2]

  1. Sheet erosion
  2. Gully erosion

Answer b:

  1. Hilly areas of Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh
  2. Madhya Pradesh

Q.(c) What is soil conservation? State a method of soil conservation in the: [3]

  1. Arid and Semi-Arid region.
  2. River valleys prone to flood.

Answer c:

Soil erosion is the removal of soil by the forces of nature, particularly wind and water. Soil erosion mainly takes place due to man’s activities such as deforestation, overgrazing of cattle, faulty methods of cultivation.

  1. Aforestation, Restricting grazing of animals
  2. Constructing dams

Q.(d) Name the soil which: [3]

  1. Is good for cultivation of sugarcane.
  2. is acidic in nature.
  3. occurs exsitu.

Answer d:

  1. Alluvial and Black soil
  2. Laterite
  3. Alluvial

Question 5.

(a) How do trees in the Tropical desert forests adapt themselves to the dry climate? [2]

Answer a:

Trees remain small, it saves surface through which water evaporates.

  • Get round and develop a green cylindrical stems which helps to perform photosynthesis.
  • Develop an extended root system close to the surface and still collect a lot of water during scanty rainfall.

Q.(b) Name the tree as per its characteristics given below: [2]

  1. The wood is hard and suitable for ship building.
  2. The stilt roots are Underwater during high tide.

Answer b:

  1. Rosewood
  2. Mangroves trees

Q.(c) Explain why the forest cover in India is shrinking. [3]

Answer c:

1. Overutilisation of forests: In the earlier days, man’s needs were limited. He was dependent on forests only for a few things, although a lot of things can be obtained from forests. Forests are being used to fulfil man’s needs directly and indirectly. We are obtaining wood, barks, leaves, rubber, medicine, dyes, food, fuel, fodder, etc., from forests.

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