TLP 2016 OPTIONAL – Geography [Day 37]

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  • October 10, 2016
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Mains Examination, TLP Geography Optional
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Think Learn & Perform (TLP) : Geography [Day 37]


1. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of the locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry: (2 x 5 =10 marks)

  1. Mysore
  2. Khasi hills
  3. National Waterway 2
  4. NH 8
  5. Chambal river

2. Briefly explain the following terms in not more than 50 words each: (5 x 5 =25 marks)

  1. Heartland theory
  2. Rimland theory
  3. Decline of USSR
  4. Present day applications of the Rimland theory
  5. Terrain as a basis of federalism

3. What is the geographical basis of Indian federalism? Discuss. Also elaborate upon the concept of cooperative federalism in India. (20 marks)

4. Are small states a solution to all the planning, governance and administrative challenges being faced in the country? Critically examine. (15 marks)

5. Many new states were formed post independence in India. Do you think the reorganized states capture the aspirations and special needs of the diverse tribal community of India? What are the constraints? Discuss. (15 marks)


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