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## ISC Geography 2014 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved

Sections-A of Part-I

Section-B of Part-I

Part-II

(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 Section A and B from 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)
SECTION – A

### ISC Geography 2014 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved

Question 1. [20]
(i) Mention the latitudinal and the longitudinal extent of India.
(ii) What is a subcontinent? Why is India referred to as an Indian subcontinent?
(iii) Explain the term braided river. Give an example.
(iv) What is meant by Break in Monsoons? Why does it occur?
(v) Mention any two problems caused due to the growth of large cities.
(vi) Why is watershed management important? Name the water harvesting programme implemented in Andhra Pradesh.
(vii) Name any two narrow gauge railway lines present in the Himalayan region.
(viii) Name any two important means of mass communication.
(ix) Name the largest coalfield of Chhattisgarh. State its importance.
(x) Study the Temperature-Rainfall graph of station X below and answer the questions that follow :

(a) Is the location of station X Inland or coastal ? Give a reason for your answer.
(b) Which branch of the South West Monsoon brings, rain from the month of June to September ?
(i) 6° 45′ North – 37° 6′ North Latitude.
68° 7′ East to 97° 25′ East Longitude.

(ii) A landmass which is separated from the rest of the continent by water bodies or mountains is called a subcontinent.

India is called a subcontinent because of its : (a) Vast size, (b) diversity, (c) the ice covered lofty Himalayas in the North, (d) the vast Indo-Ganga plain to its south, (e) the Thar desert, (f) the uneven Deccan plateau, (g) the high temperature and heavy rainfall . from the tropical monsoon climate.

(iii) The river carries a heavy load some of which is deposited on its bed. This may produce mounds which divide the river into several channels. When this happens, the river is said to be braided, e.g., the river Kosi or the lower course of river Ganga.

(iv) When the south-west monsoon fails to bring rainfall for two or more weeks and there is a dry spell in the rainy season, it is called the break in the monsoon. This break is caused due to :
1. Failure of the tropical depressions,
2. Continuous rainfall L.P. trough changes to H.P. monsoon trough is dislocated and rain becoming winds change their direction.

(v) The essential problems caused due to the growth of large cities are :
Unemployment: When people migrate to the cities, they do not find appropriate jobs and add to the problems of unemployment in the cities. The rural folks are generally unskilled, illiterate, hardly willing to work in the agricultural fields. They are often thrown out . of the villages as surplus labour force due to mechanisation of agriculture.

Pollution : The haphazard and uncontrolled growth of cities had led to the unprecedented environmental pollution including pollution of air, water and land within the cities and in areas surrounding them.
Growth of Slums and Squatter Settlement: Unplanned and haphazard growth of urban areas is the cause of spread of slums and squatter settlements.

Urban Sprawl : As the cities grow in size, they encroach upon the surrounding areas and areal expansion takes place. Almost all the cities are grown at the expense of surrounding agricultural land thus reducing the scope of agricultural activities.

(vi) Watershed management is a very important means to conserve water resources which help to increase agricultural production and stop ecological degradation. The scheme also helps the rural people to conserve water for drinking, irrigation, fisheries and afforestation and allied activities like horticultural, agroforestry and silviculture. The name of the water harvesting program implemented in Andhra Pradesh is Neeru Meeru (Water and You).

(vii) Two narrow gauge railway lines present in the Himalayan region are :

1. Kalka to Simla
2. Siliguri to Darjeeling.

(viii) Two important means of mass communication are:

2. print media like newspaper and periodicals.

(ix) Korba Coal-field: It supplies coal to Korba thermal power station and Bhilai steel plant.

(x)

(a) Yes, it is Coastal: The annual range of temperature is only 6°C. The area is influe- need by the moderating influence of the sea.
(b) The Arabian sea branch of south-west monsoon.

### SECTION – B

Solved Previous Year Question Papers for ISC Geography 2014 of Class-12

Question 2. [10]
On the outline map of India provided :
(a) Mark the Cardamom Hills.
(b) Mark the Bomdi La Pass.
(c) Shade a drought-prone area in Western India.
(d) Shade a region along the Eastern coast where deltaic forests are found.
(e) Mark and name a coalfield in Jharkhand.
(f) Mark and name the city where Hindalco is located.
(g) Trace the course and name the river on which Bhakra-Nangal Hydroelectric power station is set up.
(h) Shade and name the state where Tank irrigation is mainly practised.
(i) Mark the port ofMarmagao.
(j) Trace the route of National Highway 2. Name any one of its terminal towns.
Note: All the map work, including legend (Index) should be done on the map sheet only.

PART – II (40 Marks)

Previous Year Question Papers Solved for ISC Geography 2014 of Class-12

Question 3.
(a) Explain the formation of Himalayas with reference to the theory of Plate Tectonics. [3]
(b) State two differences between Himalayan and Peninsular river systems. [2]
(c) List three measures undertaken by the . government to conserve and develop forestry in India. [3]
(d) Write any two objectives of urban forestry. [2]
(a) According to the plate tectonic theory, the Himalayan ranges were formed when the Indian plate was driven northwards and pushed beneath the Eurasian plate. With the advance of the Indian plate towards the north, the Tethys started contracting about 65 to 70 million years ago. About 30 to 60 million years ago, the two plates came closer and Tethys sea crust began to fracture into thrust edges. About 20 to 30 million years ago, the Himalayan ranges started emerging.

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