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GS 1: Geography, CSM 2020

Well, what can I say? I'm terrible at Geography and I need all the help I can get. I figure the best way for a novice like me to get around this is to get acquainted with as many questions as possible. Everyone but me seems to be good at geography, so I'm pretty sure we could come with a comprehensive question bank with pooled efforts. Join me please, fellow passengers?

Questions List

Cyclones and related Phenomena

1. “Tropical cyclones are heat engines that determine the pattern of precipitation in any region”.- In the light of the above statement discuss the evolution of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.

2. What is a storm surge? How does it form?

3. Recently, Cyclone Nisarga hit landfall on the western Coast of India in an extremely rare event. In light of the same, explain why tropical cyclones are generally rare and less destructive if they occur in the Arabian sea as opposed to the Bay of Bengal. 

Resource List

PYQ (2013-19): Geography_PYQ.pdf

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I am terrible at geography too. Need whatever help I can get! This is a nice idea.
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We could start with few pertinent PYQ and then move on to contemporary topics, will be good strategy to build geography base via Q&A format 
Patootie, Un_Worded
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Question:- “Tropical cyclones are heat engines that determine the pattern of precipitation in any region”.- In the light of the above statement discuss the evolution of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.



Model Answer:-



As you mentioned maximum help possible, i am sharing my answer as well. I hope it will help. And pardon me for the not-so-good handwriting.

 




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Q. What is a storm surge? How is it formed?
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rashiv said

We could start with few pertinent PYQ and then move on to contemporary topics, will be good strategy to build geography base via Q&A format 

I like this. Yes to this! I see a lot of economic geography questions in recent years and I have little to no idea to handle this. 

upsc2020, rashiv
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I feel naked sharing a descriptive geography answer, but what the hell.

This is to the Storm surge question. 

Reticent,
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3. Recently, Cyclone Nisarga hit landfall on the western Coast of India in an extremely rare event. In light of the same, explain why tropical cyclones are generally rare and less destructive if they occur in the Arabian sea as opposed to the Bay of Bengal. 

Adding questions in the Description as well.

Short answer is here: 

The Bay of Bengal sees approximately five times as many cyclones as its Western counterpart. In addition, cyclones in the Bay are stronger and deadlier. And what’s more, nearly 58% of cyclones formed in the Bay of Bengal reach the coast as compared to only 25% of those formed in the Arabian Sea.

  • The Bay of Bengal is a more likely target because:
    • It gets higher rainfall, and the sluggish winds around it keep temperatures relatively high: about 28 degrees around the year. Warm air currents enhance this surface temperature and aid the formation of cyclones. 
    • In addition, the Bay receives higher rainfall and constant inflow of fresh water from the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers. This means that the Bay’s surface water keeps getting refreshed, making it impossible for the warm water to mix with the cooler water below, making it ideal for depression.
    • On the other hand, the Arabian Sea receives stronger winds that help dissipate the heat, and the lack of constant freshwater supply helps the warm water mix with the cool water, reducing the temperature.
Reticent,
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Mains GS Paper 3 - Disaster Management Complete


 
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@Patootie gardaa macha diye ho bhai!!Sahi likha hai🤣


Patootie, Reticent
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@Patootie   Did you keep Wikipedia tab open while writing the bay of bengal answer ? What the heck ! Brilliant !!

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@Patootie how much time did you take in BOB answer ?

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I like this. Yes to this! I see a lot of economic geography questions in recent years and I have little to no idea to handle this. 

Have a look at them. 

Question 1- “If India is to develop herself as a major investment hub, it should focus on the development of inter-modal transportation systems.” In the light of the above statement discuss the potential of inland water transport in India.(200words) (15 marks)

Question 2-“Spatial spillovers and functional inter-dependencies among industries often play a vital role in Industrial location”- Justify. (250 words) (15 marks)

Question 3-Discuss the various factors that affect Industrial location. How behaviour and perception can distort locations? Substantiate your arguments with proper examples. (150 words) (10 marks)


Edit:- Deleted my answers because I was under the impression that handwriting is pathetic( hardly anyone would be able to interpret it). Will upload the model answers soon. 

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@Patootie   Did you keep Wikipedia tab open while writing the bay of bengal answer ? What the heck ! Brilliant !!

That was from my notes :P

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Shabbir sir on his YouTube channel has put some really good videos for industrial location point. Though it doesn't cover all the industries some basic ones are holistically covered. Alternatively, pmfias notes are also good but some industries are still remaining. 

For Geogrpahy, vision ias mock solutions do a great job. They can actually be revised for exam directly. If possible go through them once. 

Patootie, Hitman2021
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Shabbir sir on his YouTube channel has put some really good videos for industrial location point. Though it doesn't cover all the industries some basic ones are holistically covered. Alternatively, pmfias notes are also good but some industries are still remaining. 

For Geogrpahy, vision ias mock solutions do a great job. They can actually be revised for exam directly. If possible go through them once. 

Hey, thank you so much for this.

Do you know where I can get the Vision Ias mock solutions? You are a lifesaver. 

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Shabbir sir on his YouTube channel has put some really good videos for industrial location point. Though it doesn't cover all the industries some basic ones are holistically covered. Alternatively, pmfias notes are also good but some industries are still remaining. 

For Geogrpahy, vision ias mock solutions do a great job. They can actually be revised for exam directly. If possible go through them once. 

Hey, thank you so much for this.

Do you know where I can get the Vision Ias mock solutions? You are a lifesaver. 

there you go buddy..!

GS Geo 1.pdf

GS geo 2 2019.pdf

GS geo 3 2019.pdf

GS Geo 4 2019.pdf




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@Patootie haha thank you for the kind words!!  I couldnt find them on internet and hence ordered from KBC but @Sherkhan1428 has already done the job here. Thank you for sharing them! 



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Shabbir sir on his YouTube channel has put some really good videos for industrial location point. Though it doesn't cover all the industries some basic ones are holistically covered. Alternatively, pmfias notes are also good but some industries are still remaining. 

For Geogrpahy, vision ias mock solutions do a great job. They can actually be revised for exam directly. If possible go through them once. 

Hey, thank you so much for this.

Do you know where I can get the Vision Ias mock solutions? You are a lifesaver. 

there you go buddy..!

GS Geo 1.pdf

GS geo 2 2019.pdf

GS geo 3 2019.pdf

GS Geo 4 2019.pdf




I think you deserve a beer every day. 

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Shabbir sir on his YouTube channel has put some really good videos for industrial location point. Though it doesn't cover all the industries some basic ones are holistically covered. Alternatively, pmfias notes are also good but some industries are still remaining. 

For Geogrpahy, vision ias mock solutions do a great job. They can actually be revised for exam directly. If possible go through them once. 

Hey, thank you so much for this.

Do you know where I can get the Vision Ias mock solutions? You are a lifesaver. 

there you go buddy..!

GS Geo 1.pdf

GS geo 2 2019.pdf

GS geo 3 2019.pdf

GS Geo 4 2019.pdf




Bro Thankyou for this.

Looks like Vision doing great job in test series solutions. (Using NCERT etc.)

Very good for revision.

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