FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2001.
GEOGRAPHY, PAPER – I
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks. Illustrate your answer with sketch maps and diagrams wherever necessary.
- What is meant by Ocean Currents? How the different types of Currents are caused? Highlight the currents of Atlantic Ocean with the help of a sketch map.
What are earthquakes? How closely are they connected with earth movements? Elaborate their effects and distributions in the main regions of the world.
Define glacier. How would you categorise them according to the mode of formation? Explain with the help of diagrams the characteristic, features of a glaciated region.
There are certain winds which generated by terrestrial peculiarities and are named accordingly. Pin point/explain such winds (world-wide) with their properties and effects in me prevailing areas.
What are main characteristics of thunderstorm? How are they classified? Also explain their zonal distribution.
Differentiate the weather and topographical maps? Briefly express the various terms/features which are associated with these maps.
Write short notes on the following:-
(a) Geysers (b) Bonne’s Modified Conical Projection (c) Advection Tog (d) Artesian wells
Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.
(1) Which of the following is sedimentary rock:
(a) Lignite (b) Granite (c) Graphite (d) None of these
(2) As per Seuss the specific gravity of Sima (layer) lies between:
(a) 2.75 and 2.90 (b) 2.90 and 4.75 (c) 2.85 and 3.75 (d) None of these
(3) The water that trickles down the side of the Cave deposits Carbonate of lime in layers is called:
(a) Stalagmite (b) Dolomite (c) Stalactite (d) None of these
(4) Pene plains are the type of:
(a) Coastal Plains (b) Depositional Plains (c) Erosional Plains (d) None of these
(5) Mountain belts are the relief features of:
(a) First Order (b) Second Order (c) Third Order (d) None of these
(6) According to Krummel water covers ___________ of the globe.
(a) 70.8% (b) 71.7% (c) 70.8% (d) None of these
(7) The Pacific Ocean is roughly __________ in shape.
(a) Conical (b) Triangular (c) Circular (d) None of these
(8) The seismic sea wave from travels at speed of ____ Per hour.
(a) 200 to 300 KM (b) 500 to 800 KM (c) 350 to 450 KM (d) None of these
(9) The centre of moon is about _________ Miles from the centre of the earth.
(a) 240,000 miles (b) 236,000 miles (c) 238,000 miles (d) None of these
(10) Globigerina ooze is made up chiefly of:
(a) Frustules (b) Foraminifera (c) Silica (d) None of these
(11) Ordnance maps were first made in:
(a) Sixteenth Century (b) Seventeenth Century (c) Eighteenth Century (d) None of these
(12) The largest scale maps are generally known as:
(a) Climate maps (b) Atlas maps (c) Cadastral maps (d) None of these
(13) The best suited projection for map of Tundras is:
(a) Zenithal (b) Conical (c) Mercator’s (d) None of these
(14) To show the distribution of animals on a map we prefer to use:
(a) Shade method (b) Isopleth (c) Dot method (d) None of these
(15) Which of the following symbols is used to show storm on a weather map:
(a) >->->—->->—–> (b) >->->—->->->—-> (c) >->->——->—-> (d) None of these
(16) For every 900 ft of rise in elevation the mercury column falls:
(a) 1/20 (b) 1/30 (c) 1/39 (d) None of these
(17) Clouds and ground reflection loss of radiant energy of the Sun is:
(a) 19.5% (b) 25% (c) 27.3% (d) None of these
(18) Any object moving horizontally in the northern hemisphere tends to deflect to the:
(a) Left (b) Centre (c) Right (d) None of these
(19) The type of Clouds which causes Hail are called
(a) Cumulonimbus (b) Stratiform (c) Altocumulus (d) None of these
(20) Tropical Desert and Steppe climates occur between latitudes:
(a) 15° to 35° N and S (b) 10° to 25° N (c) 10° to 20° N and S (d) None of these