FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS – 17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2002.
GEOGRAPHY, PAPER – I
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
Note: Attempt any FIVE questions in all. including Question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks. Illustrate your answer with sketch, maps and diagrams.
I. Give a detailed account of the origin, life history, weather type and distribution of extra-tropical or frontal cyclone.
2-What do you known about the distribution of atmospheric pressure and the resulting wind system on the earth surface?
3-Describe the conditions essential for the development of Karst Topography, List the principal features of Karst region.
4-Examine the evolution of AEOLIAN Landforms.
5-Make a comparative study of the Gulf Stream and KUROSHIO current tinder the following heads:
(a) Origin (b) Characteristics (c) Course (d) Impact on economy
6- What are AERIAL photographs? How arc these different from Toptgraphical Maps? Discuss their importance to map making.
7-Write short notes on the following:
(a) Tides (b) Conventional Signs (c) Alluvial Fax (d) Air Mass
- Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.
(1) Instrument used for the measurement of wind speed is called
(a) Altimeter (b) Barometer (c) Anemometer (d) None of these
(2) Vernal equinox occurs on:
(a) December 21 (b) September 23 (c) June 21 (d) None of these
(3) Atmospheric pressure at sea level is:
(a) 750 mm (b) 760 mm (c) 770 mm (d) None of these
(4) When there is an active upward ascent of lighter warm air over the cold dense air, the front is called:
(a) Cold front (b) Warm foot (c) Occluded front (d) None of these
(5) On 21st of June the sun shines vertically on the:
(a) Tropic of Capricorn (b) Tropic of cancer (c) Equator (d) Arctic circle (e) None of these
(6) The hot molten material erupted from a volcano is called:
(a) Lava (b) Magma (c) Pyro-clast (d) None of these
(7) The point in the earth from where seismic waves spread out in all directions is:
(a) Seismic Center (b) Epicenter (c) Earthquake focus (d) None of these
(8) The continental crust ranges from:
(a) 7 to 20 Km in thickness (b) 20 to 70 Km in thickness (c) 40 to 150 Km in thickness (d) None of these
(9) Marble is a:
(a) Sedimentary rock (b) Igneous rock (c) Metamorphic rock (d) None of these
(10) Yardang is produced by:
(a) River (b) Glacier (c) Wind (d) Volcanic activity (e) None of these
(11) Continental glacier produces the following feature on the earth surface.
(a) V-shaped Valley (b) U-shaped Valley (c) Hanging Valley (d) None of these
(12) The deepest point in the ocean bottom is in:
(a) Indian ocean (b) Atlantic ocean (c) Pacific ocean (d) Arctic ocean (e) None of these
(13) The flat ocean bottom lying near the continents is called:
(a) Peneplain (b) Archipelagic Apron (c) Lacustrine Plain (d) None of these
(14) Benguela current flows near the western coast of:
(a) Australia (b) South Africa (c) Africa (d) None of these
(15) Waves are caused by:
(a) Gravitational force of moon (b) Gravitational force of earth (c) Solar radiation (d) Winds (e) None of these
(16) Conical Projection is best suited for:
(a) Polar Regions (b) Equatorial Regions (c) Temperate latitudes (d) None of these
(17) Zero degree meridian is:
(a) 15° East of Prime Meridian (b) 10° East of Prime Meridian (c) 5° West of Prime Meridian (d) None of these
(18) A map on RF 1:2400 will be:
(a) A Large Scale map (b) Small Scale map (c) Medium Scale map (d) None of these
(19) Lines showing places of equal rainfall are called:
(a) Isohalines (b) Isobars (c) Isopleths (d) None of these
(20) Sea water contains on the average about:
(a) 3.5% Salt (b) 2.7% Salt (c) 7% Salt (d) None of these