ISC Geography 2016 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved

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Sections-A of Part-I

Section-B of Part-I


(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)

Answer all questions.

ISC Geography 2016 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved 

Question 1. [10 x 2]
(i) State the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India.
(ii) Mention any two characteristic features of the Peninsular Plateau of India.
(iii) The diagram given below represents the Punjab Plain. Study the diagram and answer the questions that follow :
ISC Geography Question Paper 2016 Solved for Class 12 1
(a) Name any two of the rivers numbered 1, 2,3 and 4.
(b) Name any two of the five doabs marked A, B, C, D and E.
(iv) Differentiate between inter-state migration and intra-state migration.
(v) Explain the following :
(a) Inshore fishing
(b) Deep sea fishing
(vi) Mention the two environmental concerns with regard to the use of conventional energy resources.
(vii) What is Geographic Information System (GIS) ? How is it useful ?
(viii) Name any two minor industrial regions of India.

(a) Define industrial clusters.
(b) State any two indices used to identify industrial clusters.
(x) State the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of Chhattisgarh.
Answer 1:
(i) 8°4′ North to 37°6′ North latitude and 68°7′ East to 97°25′ East longitude.
(ii) Peninsular Plateau is the oldest landmass of India. General elevation is 600-1000 metres and slopes down to 500 metres in the north. The general slope of this plateau is from west to east. It consists of Igneous and
Metamorphic rocks.



(a) Jhelum , Chenab, Ravi & Beas

A. Sind Sagar Doab
B. Chaj Doab
C. Rechna Doab
D. Bari Doab
E. Bist or Jullundur Doab

Iinter Migration
When people migrate from one state to another. e.g., W.B. to Maharashtra, UP to Tamil Nadu, etc.

Intra-State Migration
When people migrate within the same state. e.g., Kanpur to Varanasi, Ahmedabad to Vadodara , etc.

(v) Inshore Fishing : Fisherman fishes only five to eight kms from Shore. Fishing is done by small boats which run on petrol shellfish and seaweed are also caught.
Deep Sea Fishing : It is done far from the shore in the deep sea. Fishing is done in large vessels. The trawlers and junks are diesel powered with on-board refrigerating plants.

(vi) (a) Burning of coal leaves a large residue of ash which is a cause of environmental concern if disposal is not done properly.
(b) The use of petroleum fuel causes pollution to the atmosphere.
(c) The use of nuclear minerals may cause harmful radiation to environment if safe waste disposal is not done.

(vii) GIS is a system for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analysing and displaying data, which are spatially in reference to the Earth. This is normally considered to involve a spatially reference computer database and appropriate application software.

(viii) Mumbai – Pune Industrial Region.
Bengaluru – Tamil Nadu Industrial Region.

(ix) (a) Industrial clusters are groups of interrelated industries that drive wealth creation in a region, primarily through export of goods and services.

(b) The two indices are :
1. Quantum of power used for
2. Total Industrial Output.
(x) 17° 46′ N to 24°05′ N latitude.
80° 15′ E to 84° 20′ E longitude.


Solved Previous Year Question Papers for ISC Geography 2016 of Class-12 

Question 2. [10]
On the outline map of India provided :
(a) Mark and name the major river which flows
(b) Mark and label the Thal Ghat gap in Western Ghats.
(c) Shade and label the 68°7’E longitude.
(d) Mark the Khasi hills. industrial purposes.
(e) Shade and name the main area of Arid forests.
(f) Mark the capital city of Bihar.
(g) Shade and name the main state for the cultivation of jute.
(h) Mark the Kalpakkam Nuclear Power station.
(i) Mark and name the first oil refinery of India.
(j) Trade the North-South Corridor and name any one terminal city. through Assam.
Note : All the map work, including legend (Index) should be done on the map sheet only.
Answer 2:
ISC Geography Question Paper 2016 Solved for Class 12 2

PART – II (40 Marks)
Answer any four questions.


Previous Year Question Papers Solved for ISC Geography 2016 of Class-12

Question 3.
(a) Give any three differences between Eastern Coastal lowland and Western Coastal lowland. [3] (b) Study the climatic data provided in the table below for a city A in India and answer the questions that follow : [3]
ISC Geography Question Paper 2016 Solved for Class 12 3
T = Mean monthly temperature in degree Celsius (°C).
R = Average monthly rainfall in millimetres (mm).
(i) Account for the maximum rainfall in the months of October-November.
(ii) Account for the low rainfall in city A during the months of June to September.
(c) In the Brahmaputra river basin, floods are almost an annual feature. Give two reasons to explain why. [2] (d) With reference to Forest Conservation Movement, explain the Chipko Movement. Give the reason for its success. [2] Answer 3:
Western Coastal Lowland

  1. Placed between the Western Ghats and the Arabian sea.
  2. Narrow lowland 64 averaging km.
  3. Many small and quick streams run off the plain and cannot form deltas.
  4. Presence of considerable number of lagoons at the end part of this plain.
  5. The plain passes through many coasts resulting in formation of many ports.

Eastern Coastal Lowland

  1. Placed between the Eastern Ghats and Bay of Bengal.
  2. Comparatively broader lowland averaging 80-100 km.
  3. Big rivers like Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery run off this plain and form deltas.
  4. In comparison few number of lagoons are present.
  5. Does not pass through coasts and hence not many ports are found.


(i) Retreating Monsoon and Northeast Monsoon.
(ii) As the city is located in the eastern coast it receives very low rainfall from the Bay of Bengal Branch of Southwest Monsoon as it runs parallel to the coast.

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