Geography 2018 Solved Paper Previous Year ICSE

Geography 2018 Solved Paper Previous Year Question ICSE

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Geography 2018 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/7 and answer the following questions:

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

  1. △ 268
  2. Temple south east of Khara

Answer 1(a):

  1. 949834
  2. 963861

Q.(b) Name the following :

  1. The drainage pattern seen in 9185.
  2. The pattern of settlement seen in 9787. [2]

Answer b:


  1. Radial
  2. Dispersed or scattered

Q.(c) What do the following symbols mean? [2]

  1. 3r in 9089
  2. 200 in 9383

Answer c:

  1. Relative depth of dry tank is 3 meter.
  2. Difference between two contour lines 200 contour interval.

Q.(d) Name two types of vegetation found in the region east of easting 93. [2]

Answer d:

Open mixed forest and dense mixed forest.

Q.(e) Give two evidences which suggest that the rainfall received in the region shown on the map extract is seasonal. [2]

Answer e:

  1. Rivers and streams are non-perennial.
  2. Presence of dry tanks.

Q.(f) Calculate the area of the region between 85 – 90 northing and 90 – 95 easting. Give your answer in kilometer. [2]

Answer f:

(f) Each square measures equal to = 2cm X 2c
Since 2 cm on map = 1km on the ground
Area of 1 square km = 1 sq km
Area of 25 square = 1 X 25
= 25 sq km

Q. (g) Mention any two manmade features and two natural features in grid square 9080. [2]


Answer g:

  1. Manmade: Temple, Well
  2. Natural: Vegetation, Disappearing stream

Q. (h) What is the direct distance in kilometers between the surveyed tree west of Rampura (9580) to the chhatri in Juvol (9282)? [2]

Answer h:

Direct distance 6.8 cm
1 cm on the map represent 500 m on the ground 5 cm on the map represents = 500 x 6.8 = 3400 m or 3.4 km

Q.(i) Mention : [2]

  1. The most commonly used means of transport in the area shown on the map extract.
  2. The main occupation of the people of the region in the south eastern part of the map extract.

Answer i:

  1. Cart track
  2. Agriculture

Q.(j) 1. What is the compass direction of Rampura (9580) from Karja (9781)? [2]
2. Identify the landform marked by contours in 9782.

Answer j:

  1.  sw
  2. Mountain

Question 2.


On the outline map of India provided:
(a) Shade and label Thar desert. [1]
(b) Label the river Narmada. [1]
(c) Shade and name the Wular lake. [1]
(d) Shade and label Kanara coast. [1]
(e) Mark and name Mount Kanchenjunga. [1]
(f) Shade and label a densely-populated region in India. [1]
(g) Shade and label a region with Red soil in India. [1]
(h) Mark with a dot and name Chennai. [1]
(i) Mark and label the Arabian Sea branch of S. W. Monsoon. [1]
(j) Mark with a dot and name Singhbhum. [1]

Answer 2:

ICSE Geography Question Paper 2018 Solved for Class 10 - 1

(Attempt any FIVE questions from this Part)

Question 3.

Q.(a) How is the winter rainfall of the northwest part of India different from the winter rainfall of the southeast part of India? [2]

Answer a:

Winter rainfall in Northwest part Winter rainfall in Southeast part
1. The rainfall is caused by Western disturbances.2.  The cyclones originate from Mediterranean sea.

3. These causes rainfall in Punjab, Delhi etc.

1. The rainfall is caused due to retreating monsoons.2. These winds pick up moisture from the Bay of Bengal.

3. These cause rainfall in Tamil Nadu and adjoining parts of South Andhra Pradesh.

Q.(b) 1. Name a state that is the first to experience the onset of the monsoon. [2]
2. How does the “Mango shower” influence the state of Karnataka?

Answer b:

  1. Kerala
  2. Mango showers are pre-monsoon showers.
    Mango showers are also called cherry blossom as they help in coffee cultivation.

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

  1. Kanyakumari experiences equable climate.
  2. Central Maharashtra gets less rainfall than the coastal area of Maharashtra.
  3. Jaipur has a higher annual range of temperature than Mumbai.

Answer c:

1. Kanyakumari is located on the sea coast so it enjoys equable influence of the sea.

2. The amount of rainfall show a declining trend as the monsoon wind move westward. The Bay of Bengal branch of the monsoon get drier and drier as the distance from the sea increases. .

3. Jaipur is located away from the coast so it has high range of temperature whereas Mumbai is a coastal city and enjoys equable influence of the sea.

Q.(d) Write three differences between summer monsoon season and retreating monsoon season. [3]

Answer d:

ICSE Geography Question Paper 2018 Solved for Class 10 - 2

Question 4.

Q.(a) 1.  Why does alluvial soil differ in texture? [2]
2.  State two cash crops that grow well in alluvial soil.

Answer a:

  1. It is the transported soil and in the upper course of the river it is coarse where as in the lower coarse it is finally grained.
  2. Wheat and Rice.

Q.(b) With reference to black soil answer the following : [2]

  1. Name one important crop which grows in this soil.
  2. Give one chemical property of this soil.

Answer b:

  1. Cotton.
  2. Soil is rich in soil nutrients such as calcium, carbonate, potash, lime etc.

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

  1. Red soil requires irrigation.
  2. Afforestation prevents soil from getting eroded.
  3. Laterite soil is red in colour.

Answer c:

  1. Soil lacks organic matter.
  2. Trees and plants anchor and hold the soil together.
  3. Due to wide diffusion.

Q.(d) What is soil erosion? [3]
Mention two causes of soil erosion in India.

Answer d:

  1. Soil erosion is the removal of soil by the forces of nature, particularly wind and water.
  2. Soil erosion mainly takes place due to man’s activities such as :
    (a) Deforestation
    (b) Overgrazing of cattle.

Question 5.

Q.(a) 1. Name an area in India where Tropical Monsoon forest is found. [2]
2. How is this forest of great commercial value to India?

Answer a:

  1. Eastern slopes of Western Ghats.
  2. These forests provide teak, sal, sandalwood etc. which are used for furniture and other wood work.

Q.(b) With reference to Littoral forest, answer the following questions : [2]

  1. Why do the trees in this forest grow aerial roots?
  2. Name one area in India where this forest is found.

Answer b:

1. Mangroves can live in the most inundated areas, prop themselves up above the water level with stilt roots and can then take in air through pores in their bark. Prop root systems allow mangroves to take up gases directly from the atmosphere, and various other nutrients, like iron from the inhospitable soil. Gases are quite often stored directly inside the roots and processed even when the roots are submerged during high tide.

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