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(Maximum Marks: 70)
(Time allowed: Three hours)

(Candidates are allowed additional 15 minutes for only reading the paper.They must NOT start writing during this time.)

  • Answer Part I which are compulsory.
  • Answer any four questions from Part II.
  • Sketch maps and diagrams should be drawn wherever they serve to illustrate your answer.
  • The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

PART – I (30 Marks)

Answer all questions.

ISC Geography 2011 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved 

Question 1. [20]
(i) Mention two differences between the Peninsular Plateau and the Himalayas.
(ii) Identify any four of the features marked A-E in the diagram given below
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(a) Mention the typical characteristic feature of Tropical Deciduous forests.
(b) Name two important varieties of trees growing in these forests.
(iv) State two reasons to explain why pruning is important for tea plants.
(v) Discuss two demerits of tube well irrigation.
(vi) (a) What are the climatic conditions required for the cultivation of coffee in India ?
(b) Which state leads in the production of coffee ?
(vii) Give two reasons to explain why the use of renewable power resources is on the rise.
(viii) What is meant by ‘intensity of cropping ’ ? Name the state with the highest index of intensity and the state with the lowest index of intensity.
(ix) The Chhota Nagpur Industrial Region is also known as the ‘Ruhr of India’. Give two reasons to explain why ?
(x) Why is India share international tourism regstering as a slow growth ?
Answer 1:

Peninsular plateau Himalayas
(1) It is a triangular shaped plateau or table land. It is an arc shaped chain of fold mountains formed due to tectonic uplift.
(2) It is seasonal. Himalayas are perennial.


A – Arbian sea
D – Deccan plateau
B – Moist Ascending Winds
E – Eastern Ghats
C – Western Ghats


(a) Typical characteristic feature of Tropical Deciduous forests are :

  1. These forests are found in areas receiving 100 – 200 cm of annual rainfall.
  2. These trees shed their leaves in the beginning of summer season due to shortage of water.
  3. Although the trees shed their leaves in summer, each species has its own time. As a result, the forests never look absolutely bare at any time. These forests are quite dense with an undergrowth of creepers.

(b) Sal and Teak.

(iv) Regular pruning is done to keep the shrubs at the required height of 1 m to facilitate plucking and the growth of new shoots with softer leaves.

(v) Two demerits of tube well irrigation are :

  1. Wells dry up during the dry summers and fail to provide water.
  2. As tubewells can draw out larger quantities of water, largescale depletion of ground Water takes place, the groundwater level or the water table goes down.


(a) Coffee plant requires hot and humid climate with 15°C to 30°C and 150-200 cm rainfall. Frost is injurious to the growth of coffee plants.
(b) Karnataka.

(vii) Use of renewable power resources is on the rise because:

  1. Exhaustible resources such as coal, mineral oil, etc., are fund or stock resources with limited to time-span which will not last long.
  2. Non-conventional energy resources are cost efficient in the long run as the material cost is nil.

(viii) Intensity of cropping refers to the number of crops raised on a field during an agricultural year.
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The total cropped area as a percentage of the net sown area gives a measure of cropping intensity. The state with the highest index of intensity is Punjab and lowest index of intensity is Mizoram.

(ix) The Chota Nagpur industrial region is also known as the ‘Ruhr of India’ because :

  • Different types of minerals like coal, iron ore, bauxite, mica, etc., are available in this region.
  • The availability of different types of minerals have helped in the development of different types of mineral based industries like iron and steel industry, etc.

(x) The reasons for the slow growth of India’s share in international tourism are as follows:

  • The lack of development of an integrated infrastructure consisting of national highway, railways, hotel accommodations, etc.
  • Spread of epidemic diseases like swine flue, bird flue etc.

Question 2. [10]       ISC Geography 2011 Class-12
On the outline map of India provided :
(a) Mark and name the oldest mountain range.
(b) Print HP over an area of high pressure in winter.
(c) Trace the course of and name the river which has mineral oil reserves in its basin.
(d) Locate and name a nuclear power station south of the Tropic of Cancer.
(e) Draw the North-South Corridor and mark the terminal towns.
(f) Mark and name the urban center which has registered the largest population growth in recent years.
(g) Mark and name the port which is hit by cyclones in the months of October and November.
(h) Shade and name the Mumbai-Pune Industrial Region.
(i) Shade and name the Chhattisgarh Planning Region.
(j) Mark and name the center which has an oil refinery belonging to the joint sector.
Answer 2:
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Answer any four questions

ISC Geography 2011 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved

Question 3.

(i) Name the sea, the sediments of which now form the Himalayas. [3] (ii) During which geological era, were the Deccan Traps formed ?
(iii) The volcanic activity during the era mentioned in (ii) above, led to two great events. Name the events.
(b) Mention two differences between the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep Islands. [2] (c) Mention two reasons for the ‘break’ in monsoons. [2] (d) Give three reasons why various Social Forestry Programmes were started in India. [3] Answer 3:

(i) Tethys
(ii) In the Mesozoic Era (about 70 million . years ago).

1. The break up of Gondawana landmass.
2. The uplift of the himalayas out of the Tethys sea


Andaman and Nicobar Lakshadweep
(i) Andaman and Nicobar islands are located in Bay of Bengal between 6°- 14° N and 92° – 94° E longitudes. Lakshadweep is located in Arabian sea and extends from 8° N to 12° 30′ N latitudes and 70°E to 71°E longitude.
(ii) The Andaman and Nicobar islands are cluster of islands quite bigger than Lakshadweeps. Andaman has around 200 Islands and Nicobar has 19. It is an archipelago comprising twelve atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks with an area of 1-2 sq. km only.

(c) Two reasons for the ‘break’ in monsoon are:

  1. Failure of the tropical depression.
  2. Dislocation of the monsoon trough (ITCZ) over North India.

(d) Three reasons for starting various social forestry programmes in India are as follows:

  1. To reduce pressure on the traditional forests by developing plantations of fuel wood, fodder and grasses.
  2. For the afforestation of barren lands, aimed at helping in environmental and social and rural development.
  3. Community forestry involves the raising of trees on public or community lands aimed at providing benefit to the community as a whole. The protection of the plantation is primarily the responsibility of the community as a whole.

Question 4.
(a) Explain the following :
(i) The year 1921 is known as the ‘demographic divide’. [4] (ii) The period during the years 1951-1981 is often referred to as the period of ‘population explosion’.
(b) State three differences between compact settlements and dispersed settlements. [3] (c) Give three positive consequences of migration. [3] Answer 4:

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