ICSE guess paper in GEOGRAPHY for 2012
ICSE guess psper in GEOGRAPHY
H.C.G. – Paper – 2
(Time – 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 seven questions in all.
Part I is compulsory.
All questions from Part I are to be attempted.
A total of five questions are to be attempted from Part II.
The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].
To be supplied with this Paper:
Survey of India Map Sheet No. 45D/7and 20 cm of twine.
(i) In all Map Work, by a wise use of arrows to indicate positions of countries, citiesand other insertions that you make, you will be able to avoid overcrowding partsof the map.
(ii) The extract of Survey of India Map Sheet No. 45D/7 must not be taken out of theexamination hall. It must be handed over to the Supervising Examiner on thecompletion of the Paper
.(iii) The Map given at the end of this question paper must be fastened with youranswer booklet.
(iv) All sub-sections of each question must be answered in the correct order.
(v) All working including rough work should be done on the same answer sheet as therest of the answer.
PART I (30 Marks)
Attempt all questions from this Part
Study the extract of the survey of India Map Sheet No. 45 D/7 (Eastings 91 to 01 andNorthings 73 to 83) and answer the following questions:
(a) Give a six figure grid reference of:
(i) Spot height . 542. 
(ii) Temple at Juvol. 
(b) (i) What is meant by the term R F? 
(ii) What is the total area of the given map extract in kilometres? 
(c) Calculate the distance in kilometres along the cart track linking Juvol in gridsquare 9282 to Arniwada in grid square 9481. 
(d) (i) What is the direction of the main river given in the map extract? 
(ii) On which bank of the main river is the village Chekhla situated? 
(e) (i) What is the main form of irrigation in the South East area of the mapextract? 
(ii) Give a reason why the streams in grid square 9478 do not join a river. 
(f) (i) Identify the land form shown by the contours in grid square 9473. 
(ii) What does 4r written against the blue dot in grid square 9973 represent? 
(g) (i) In what way is the pattern of settlement in grid square 9576 different fromthat in grid square 9774? 
(ii) What difference do you notice in the pattern of drainage in grid square 9574and the drainage pattern in grid square 9382? 
(h) (i) What is the compass direction of Antroli from Sangla ? 
(ii) Which is the most important settlement shown on the map extract? Give areason for your answer. 
(i) (i) Name one manmade and one natural feature in grid square 9473. 
(ii) Identify the feature given in black curved lines in grid square 9679. 
(j) (i) Name any two modes of transport used in the given map extract. 
(ii) What inference can be drawn about the general occupation of the peopleliving in the South East area of the map extract? Give a reason for youranswer. 
On the outline map of India provided:
(a) Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. 
(b) River Chenab. 
(c) Mark with arrow, the direction of the Bay of Bengal branch of South WestMonsoon. 
(d) Shade and name an area where red soil is found extensively. 
(e) The Longitude 82 ½ °E. 
(f) Coromandel Coast. 
(g) Nathu-La-pass. 
(h) Mark and label ( C ) for Coal in Jharia and ( I ) for iron in Singhbhum. 
(i) Shade and name the state with highest density of population. 
(j) Mark with a red dot and name Allahabad. 
PART II (50 Marks)
Attempt any five questions from this Part.
(a) Name the different seasons in India stating the months when they areexperienced. 
(b) (i) Why is the annual range of temperature more at Agra than at Mumbai?
(ii) Name a region in India which receives rainfall both in summer andwinter. 
(c) (i) Explain in what way are retreating monsoon winds different from NorthEast Monsoon winds.
(ii) Give two reasons why Arabian Sea branch of the South West Monsoondoes not shed any moisture in Western Rajasthan. 
(d) Study the climatic data of two cities of India provided below and answer thequestions that follow:
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
(i) Calculate the annual range of temperature of Station A.
(ii) What is the total rainfall experienced by Station B?
(iii) On which coast is Station A situated? Name the rains that bring rainfallto this region. 
(a) (i) How is black soil formed?
(ii) Name one cash crop for which black soil is most suited. 
(b) (i) Name the transported soil most widely found in India.
(ii) How is this soil formed? 
(c) (i) Name the soil found on the summits of Eastern Ghats.
(ii) How is this soil formed?
(iii) Why is this soil not suitable for cultivation? 
(d) (i) What is meant by soil erosion?
(ii) How is it caused?
(iii) Give two methods adopted by the government to conserve soil. 
(a) (i) What is the name given to the natural vegetation found on the coastalstrip of the Ganges Delta? Name the typical tree found in this region.
(ii) What is the most commercially important vegetation belt in India?In what rainfall range is it located? 
(b) What are the two main causes for shrinkage in forest area in India? 
(c) (i) Why are the forests grown around the cities having the Iron and Steelindustries ?
(ii) State the characteristic feature of Tropical Evergreen forests.
(iii) Name an important tree of Tropical Evergreen forest and state its use. 
(d) (i) State two characteristic features of vegetation found in tropical deserts.
(ii) Give an example of the desert vegetation and state its uses. 
(a) (i) State two reasons why irrigation is important in India.
(ii) State any two favourable conditions necessary for digging wells. 
(b) (i) Why are perennial canals more useful than inundation canals?
(ii) Name one state where canal irrigation is popular. 
(c) (i) State one advantage of tank irrigation. Where is it commonly used inIndia?
(ii) What is a tube-well? Why is it useful during drought conditions?
(iii) How is the new method like drip irrigation useful for the farmers? 
(d) (i) Why is rain water harvesting important in India? Give two reasons.
(ii) Name two states which practice rain water harvesting in India. 
(a) (i) Why is manganese an important raw material for iron and steelindustry?
(ii) Name one iron-ore field in Orissa. 
(b) (i) Name the best quality of iron ore which has magnetic property.
(ii) Name an important coal field located in West Bengal. 
(c) (i) State any one important use of bauxite as a raw material.
(ii) Name one state where bauxite is found.
(iii) Name an industry which uses limestone as raw material. 
(d) (i) Mention two main uses of petroleum.
(ii) Name one new and one old oilfield in India. 
(a) Differentiate between subsistence farming and commercial farming. 
(b) Name two non-edible oilseeds grown in India. State one use of each. 
(c) (i) What are the two main crop seasons of India?Explain giving one example of each.
(ii) State the method of cultivation of growing wheat. 
(d) (i) Which state in India is the largest producer of coffee?
(ii) State the climatic conditions that favour the cultivation of coffee.
(iii) Mention one problem faced by the sugarcane cultivators in India. 
(a) Why is the jute industry concentrated in and around West Bengal? Give tworeasons. 
(b) Give two reasons why Ahmedabad in Gujarat is famous for cotton-textileindustry. 
(c) (i) Explain the term Sericulture.
(ii) Why is Karnataka famous for silk industry? Give two reasons. 
(d) (i) Name the two industries using animal fibre. Mention one importantcentre of production for each.
(ii) Give two problems faced by the woollen textile industry in India. 
(a) (i) What is the most important requirement for Heavy Engineering industryin India?
(ii) Name one important centre for each of the following:
(1) Ship Building
(2) Aircraft 
(b) (i) Name the foreign collaborations for the following iron and steel plants.
(iii) From where do they obtain their supply of coal and iron-ore? 
(c) (i) Name the raw materials required by the petrochemical industry.
(ii) Mention two products of this industry.
(iii) Give a reason why the petrochemical products are gaining importance. 
(d) (i) Name the two most important centres of electronic industry in India.
(ii) Name the largest and the oldest integrated iron and steel plant in privatesector in India.
(iii) What is meant by a mini steel plant? State its advantage. 
(a) What is the importance of roadways in India? Give two reasons. 
(b) What is the objective of golden quadrilateral? What does the phase Icomprise of? 
(c) (i) Why is rail transport more comfortable and popular in India?
(ii) State any two problems faced by the Railways. 
(d) (i) State the importance of National water ways in North East India.
(ii) Name the two rivers used for the National water ways in North India.
(iii) What was the main objective of constructing Jawaharlal Nehru PortTrust on the Western coast of India?