Geography CSS Paper II 2003
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2003.
GEOGRAPHY, PAPER – II
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
- Critically examine the concept of Environmental Determinism.
How does subsistence farming effect differ from Extensive Herding? Make a Comparative analysis.
Discuss the role of socio-economic and physical factors in the development of hydroelectricity.
Why is irrigation necessary in Pakistan? Describe the irrigational methods practiced in the Western Highlands of Pakistan|?
Describe the physiographic features of the following areas of Pakistan:
(a) Mountainous North (b) Intermontane Plains (c) Pleistocene terraces (bars)
Bring out the salient features of population of South Asia under the following heading:
(a) Population Distribution (b) Population Growth (c) Employment
Write notes on any TWO of the following:
(a) SAARC (b) OPEC (c) European Union
8. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.
(1) The port of Gwadar guards:
(a) Strait of Hormuz (b) Strait of Malacca (c) Palk strait (d) None of these
(2) Among the Southwest Asian countries the exporter of wheat is:
(a) Iraq (b) Iran (c) Saudi Arabia (d) None of these
(3) The main oil producing region in Europe excluding Russia is:
(a) Balkan Peninsula (b) North European Plains (c) North Sea (d) None of these
(4) Pakistan is self-sufficient in:
(a) Rice (b) Wheat (c) Vegetable oil (d) None of these
(5) Truck farming means
(a) Farming by trucks (b) Production of trucks (c) Vegetable growing (d) None of these
(6) The largest producer of natural gas in the world.
(a) Kuwait (b) Saudi Arabia (c) U.A.E. (d) None of these
(7) A landlocked country:
(a) Algeria (b) Nepal (c) Spain (d) None of these
(8) The country with largest population
(a) China (b) USA (c) Russia (d) None of these
(9) Rubber is a crop of:
(a) Equatorial climate (b) Mediterranean Climate (c) Monsoon climate (d) None of these
(10) A pass on the Karakoram Highway which links Pakistan with China:
(a) Karakoram Pass (b) Khunjerab Pass (c) Lowari Pass (d) None of these
(11) One of the temperate grasslands
(a) Pampa (b) Selva (c) Taiga (d) None of these
(12) The earliest occupation of man:
(a) Animal keeping (b) Farming (c) Food gathering (d) None of these
(13) The continent most deficient in fishing industry:
(a) Africa (b) Australia (c) South America (d) None of these
(14) Country registering negative population growth:
(a) Canada (b) China (c) Germany (d) None of these
(15) A major iron and steel producing country producing a small quantity of iron ore:
(a) China (b) India (c) Japan (d) None of these
(16) Panama Canal lies in
(a) North America (b) South America (c) Forms the boundary between North and South America (d) None of these
(17) The main source of softwood in the world
(a) Coniferous Forests (b) Equatorial Forests (c) The Mediterranean Forests (d) None of these
(18) The mountains which protect Pakistan from the cold winds of Central Asia:
(a) Himalayas (b) Karakoram – Hindukush (c) Kirthar (d) None of these
(19) Suez Canal connects
(a) The Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea (b) The Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea (c) The Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean (d) None of these
(20) Country with largest life expectancy at birth in
(a) India (b) Pakistan (c) Sri Lanka (d) None of these
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