JKPSC KAS Mains 2022 Geography Paper 2

JKPSC KAS Mains 2022 Geography Paper 2:


Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting the paper.

(i) There are eight questions divided in two Sections and printed in English. Candidate has to attempt Five questions in All. Questions No. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, any Three are to be attempted choosing at least One question from each Section. The number of marks carried by a Question/Part is indicated against it. Answers must be written in English in Question-Cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space provided.

(ii) Your answer should be precise and coherent.

(iii) If you encounter any typographical error, please read it as it appears in the text book.

(iv) Candidates are in their own interest advised to go through the general instructions on the back side of the title page of the Answer Script for strict adherence.

(v) No continuation sheets shall be provided to any candidate under any circumstances.

(vi) No blank page be left in between answer to various questions.


1. (a) On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of these locations whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural in not more than 30 words. (10 x 2 = 20)

(i) Drass

(ii) Pachmarhi

(iii) Sir Creek

(iv) Bailadilla

(v) Saramati Peak

(vi) Kolleru Lake

(vii) Saddle Peak

(viii) Kaiga

(ix) Neyveli

(x) Silent Valley

(b) Explain how Andaman and Nicobar Islands are different from Lakshadweep islands. (10)

(c) Describe the formation, characteristics and distribution of black soils in India. (10)

(d) Discuss that agro-forestry is a sustainable management system. (10)

2. (a) Discuss the origin, structure and relief of Himalayas. (20)

(b) Describe the impact of climate change and its mitigation strategy in Indian context. (15)

(c) Explain the measures of flood management and efficacy in India. (15)

3. (a) Give a reasoned account of spatial and temporal variations in the distribution of precipitation in India. (20)

(b) Describe the factors responsible for contemporary distress and unrest in Indian agriculture.

(c) Describe the causes and solutions for mushrooming of slums in big cities of India. (15)

4. (a) Sustainability of agriculture sector in India depends on its diversification. Elaborate. (20)

(b) Discuss the potential, achievements and challenges of blue revolution in India. (15)

(c) Describe the factors responsible for growth of automobile industry in last two decades in India. (15)


5. Answer the following question in 150 words. (5 x 10 = 50)

(a) Briefly point out problems faced by tribal communities in India. (10)

(b) Mention water conservation measures with reference to Indian agriculture sector. (10)

(c) Describe the extent and significance of mangrove ecosystem. (10)

(d) Discuss the role of SEZs in trade promotion in India. (10)

(e) Explain that development is the best contraceptive to control population explosion. (10)

6. (a) Discuss the achievements, challenges, and significance of renewable energy sector especially with reference to India’s Net Zero Target. (20)

(b) Tourism industry potential is under-utilised in India. Explain (15)

(c) Describe the role of space technology in national development of India. (15)

7. (a) Integration of Bharatmala and Sagarmala projects ensures holistic development of India. Elaborate. (20)

(b) Chinese interferences in Indian Ocean have intensified its geopolitical significance for India. (15)

(c) Watershed management ensures integrated resource management elaborate. (15)

8. (a) Give a reasoned account of the emerging conurbations in India with suitable examples. (20)

(b) Discuss the geographical basis of Indian federalism. (15)

(c) Describe planning measures introduced in 21st century by the government of India to reduce regional imbalances and to speed up development in backward areas of the country. (15)

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