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Q.2. Bring out scientific definition of rock and highlight the process and degree of metamorphism with explicit examples.

Q.3. Evaluate physical weathering and its occurrences in different climate areas over the globe.

Q.4. Introduce Atlantic Ocean with its flows configuration as a unique phenomena.

Q.5. Illustrate and suggest merits of dot method while handling demographic data of Pakistan.

Q.6. Present glaciated morphology through various stages.

Q.7. Discuss salient features of Western European type of climate with its impact on experiencing societies.

Q.8. Write short notes on any two f the following.

(i) Tectonic Plates
(ii) Block mountains.
(iii) International dateline
(iv) Isostasy

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UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2012

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1. Describe the appearance and mode of living of the following African peoples and name the regions where they live TODAY.
1. Bushmen 2. Berbers 3. Pigmies
2. A population map of Asia shows that most people live on or near the river basins and coasts. Give reasons for this distribution.
3. Certain Australian Farms are specialized in dairy farming and others in beef production. Give a reasoned account of the distribution of these industries and illustrate by a sketch map.
4. Name the chief agricultural products of South Asia and indicate the chief producing areas on a sketch map.
5. Account for the recent floods in the Indus basin and its impact on agricultural lands and their productivity.
6. In what ways does the import and export trade of Pakistan differ from that of her western neighbours?
7. Write shorts notes on any two of the following
1. Manufacturing industries in China
2. Fisheries in Japan
3. Rural to Urban Migration in Pakistan
4. Recent Trends in International Relations within SAARC
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OBJECTIVE
MARKS 20 TIME 30MINS

1) METAMORPHIC rock in which the minerals are lined up parallel to each other is referred as:
a) Foliated
b) Lithified
c) Clastic
d) None of these

2) The equatorial westerlies spread across south-east Asia from?
a) Pacific ocean
b) Indian ocean
c) Atlantic ocean
d) None of these

3) The continental anticyclone of Siberia and northern Canada originate:
a) Warm air mass
b) Occluded air mass
c) Cold air mass
d) None of these

4) Study which relates to evolution of land forms is called:
a) Mycorrlizel
b) Ecology
c) Geomorphology
d) None of these

5) Rainfall caused by air rising up the slopes of mountains is termed as:
a) Conventional
b) Orographic
c) Conductional
d) None of these

6) The receding of falling tide, i.e. after high tide and before low tide is known as:
a) Ebb
b) Neap
c) Spring
d) None of these

7) Uvalva , dolines and poije are associated with:
a) Scree region
b) Hummoky region
c) Karst region
d) None of these

8) Mediterranean climate region lies between:
a) 35-45 degree N & S Lat.
b) 40-50 degree N & S Lat.
c) 50-60 degree N & S Lat.
d) None of these

9) When the source of light is in the Centre of the globe then it is referred to:
a) Zenithal sereographic projection
b) Zenithal orthographic projection
c) Zenithal gnomic projection
d) None of these

10) “Statistics” for geographers is authored by:
a) P. Hagget
b) S. Gregory
c) F. Scholz
d) None of these

11) Meandering is derived from a river Meander of:
a) Poland
b) Turkey
c) France
d) None of these

12) Which of the following is not a low cloud:
a) Cumulo-nimbus
b) Cirrostratus
c) Stratus
d) None of these

13) Jet streams are common in :
a) Plateaus
b) Atmosphere
c) Oceans
d) None of these

14) Which of the following is not affecting the visibility:
a) Dew
b) Fog
c) Haze
d) None of these

15) The oldest map showing location of river is Euphrates is a clay tablet dating back:
a) 288 BC
b) 388 BC
c) 488 BC
d) None of these

16) Humboldt current is washing coastline of:
a) Argentine & Uruguay
b) Angola & Namibia
c) Chile & Peru
d) None of these

17) Depth of sea and ocean is reckoned by:
a) Meters
b) Fathoms
c) Feet
d) None of these

18) Isohyet is a line passing the places having equal:
a) Height above the sea level
b) Sunshine
c) Rainfall
d) None of these

19) Scale graticule and purpose are indicatives of:
a) Gradient
b) Map
c) Earth quake
d) None of these

20) Which of the following represents seasonal winds:
a) Trades
b) Westerlies
c) Monsoon
d) None of these

GEOGRAPGHY PAPER-B CSS-2012 OBJECTIVES
Marks 20 Time 30 Mins


1) An equal exchange of cultural items such as ideas of behaviours between two regions reflects:
a) Transculturation
b) Assimilation
c) Transformation
d) None of these

2) The view point that the key force in the development culture of humanity is known as:
a) Environmental determinism
b) Possibilism
c) Climate change
d) None of these

3) Inca and Mayan cultures were prevailed in the:
a) Atlas mountains
b) Rocky mountains
c) Andes mountains
d) None of these

4) In the past------------------------------------- remained the leading theatre of gigantic transhumance
a) South East Asia
b) West Asia
c) Central Asia
d) None of these

5) Mongols were basically
a) Pastorlists
b) Agriculturists
c) Traders
d) None of these

6) Indus civilization has had established barter trade links with:
a) Mesopotamia
b) Nile civilization
c) Australian aborigines
d) None of these

7) Landscapes exist not only in space but through time and cannot be detached from:
a) Economic context
b) Regional context
c) Historical context
d) None of these

8) The U.S belongs to which stage of demographic transition:
a) Low deaths & high births
b) Low births & low deaths
c) Extremely low births
d) None of these

9) Which is not one of the four major components of the local decision?
a) Prime interest rate
b) Fiscal policy
c) Business cycle
d) None of these

10) Agglomeration considers all of the following except:
a) Scale
b) Scope
c) Complexity
d) None of these

11) What is not an economic tool in development?
a) Location Quotient
b) Comparative advantage
c) Central place theory
d) None of these

12) The city of Antananarivo is located in:
a) Rwanda
b) Madagascar
c) Mozambique
d) None of these

13) Greenland is governed by which European country?
a) Finland
b) Sweden
c) Denmark
d) None of these

14) The Indian Pacific rail road is located in which country?
a) Canada
b) Australia
c) Mexico
d) None of these

15) Seminar on karez-an indigenous water management system in Baluchistan held in Islamabad on 22 December 2011 was sponsored by:
a) IUCN
b) UNDP
c) USAID
d) None of these

16) Terraced fields are common in the?
a) Middle East
b) Far East
c) Tundra
d) None of these

17) The three major categories of resources are:
a) Human, capital and natural
b) Capital, machine and building
c) Human, capital and renewable
d) None of these

18) Cement industry is generally located near the:
a) Market
b) Source of labour
c) Source of raw material
d) None of these

19) Who is the following geographers first use the term pragmatic Possibilism?
a) G. Tatham
b) C. Rites
c) G. Taylor
d) None of these

20) Which of the following soils is found in the coniferous forests?
a) Latozois
b) Podzois
c) Chernozem
d) None of these
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Geography Paper I

1) Metamorphic rock in which the minerals are lined up parallel to each other is referred as:

a) Foliated
b) Lithified
c) Clastic
d) None of these

2) The equatorial westerlies spread across south-east Asia from?

a) Pacific ocean
b) Indian ocean (http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=...z2Zg4uPI&hl=en)
c) Atlantic ocean
d) None of these

3) The continental anticyclone of Siberia and northern Canada originate:

a) Warm air mass
b) Occluded air mass
c) Cold air mass
d) None of these

4) Study which relates to evolution of land forms is called:

a) Mycorrlizel
b) Ecology
c) Geomorphology
d) None of these

5) Rainfall caused by air rising up the slopes of mountains is termed as:

a) Conventional
b) Orographic
c) Conductional
d) None of these

6) The receding of falling tide, i.e. after high tide and before low tide is known as:

a) Ebb
b) Neap
c) Spring
d) None of these

7) Uvalva , dolines and poije are associated with:

a) Scree region
b) Hummoky region
c) Karst region
d) None of these

8) Mediterranean climate region lies between:

a) 35-45 degree N & S Lat.
b) 40-50 degree N & S Lat.
c) 50-60 degree N & S Lat.
d) None of these (http://www.google.com.pk/url?q=http:...VktxmFb4IzxD4w)

9) When the source of light is in the Centre of the globe then it is referred to:

a) Zenithal sereographic projection
b) Zenithal orthographic projection
c) Zenithal gnomic projection
d) None of these

10) “Statistics” for geographers is authored by:

a) P. Hagget
b) S. Gregory
c) F. Scholz
d) None of these

11) Meandering is derived from a river Meander of:

a) Poland
b) Turkey
c) France
d) None of these

12) Which of the following is not a low cloud:

a) Cumulo-nimbus
b) Cirrostratus
c) Stratus
d) None of these

13) Jet streams are common in :

a) Plateaus
b) Atmosphere
c) Oceans
d) None of these

14) Which of the following is not affecting the visibility:

a) Dew
b) Fog
c) Haze
d) None of these

15) The oldest map showing location of river is Euphrates is a clay tablet dating
back:

a) 288 BC
b) 388 BC
c) 488 BC
d) None of these

16) Humboldt current is washing coastline of:

a) Argentine & Uruguay
b) Angola & Namibia
c) Chile & Peru
d) None of these

17) Depth of sea and ocean is reckoned by:

a) Meters
b) Fathoms
c) Feet
d) None of these

18) Isohyet is a line passing the places having equal:

a) Height above the sea level
b) Sunshine
c) Rainfall
d) None of these

19) Scale graticule and purpose are indicatives of:

a) Gradient
b) Map
c) Earth quake
d) None of these

20) Which of the following represents seasonal winds:

a) Trades
b) Westerlies
c) Monsoon
d) None of these

Geography Paper II

1) An equal exchange of cultural items such as ideas of behaviors between two regions reflects:

a) Transculturation
b) Assimilation
c) Transformation
d) None of these

2) The view point that the key force in the development culture of humanity is known as:

a) Environmental determinism
b) Possibilism
c) Climate change
d) None of these

3) Inca and Mayan cultures were prevailed in the:

a) Atlas mountains
b) Rocky mountains
c) Andes mountains
d) None of these

4) In the past------------------------------------- remained the leading theatre of gigantic transhumance

a) South East Asia
b) West Asia
c) Central Asia
d) None of these

5) Mongols were basically

a) Pastorlists
b) Agriculturists
c) Traders
d) None of these

6) Indus civilization has had established barter trade links with:

a) Mesopotamia
b) Nile civilization
c) Australian aborigines
d) None of these

7) Landscapes exist not only in space but through time and cannot be detached from:

a) Economic context
b) Regional context
c) Historical context
d) None of these

8) The U.S belongs to which stage of demographic transition:

a) Low deaths & high births
b) Low births & low deaths
c) Extremely low births
d) None of these

9) Which is not one of the four major components of the local decision?

a) Prime interest rate
b) Fiscal policy
c) Business cycle
d) None of these

10) Agglomeration considers all of the following except:

a) Scale
b) Scope
c) Complexity
d) None of these

11) What is not an economic tool in development?

a) Location Quotient
b) Comparative advantage
c) Central place theory
d) None of these

12) The city of Antananarivo is located in:

a) Rwanda
b) Madagascar
c) Mozambique
d) None of these

13) Greenland is governed by which European country?

a) Finland
b) Sweden
c) Denmark
d) None of these

14) The Indian Pacific rail road is located in which country?

a) Canada
b) Australia
c) Mexico
d) None of these

15) Seminar on karez-an indigenous water management system in Baluchistan held in Islamabad on 22 December 2011 was sponsored by:

a) IUCN
b) UNDP
c) USAID
d) None of these

16) Terraced fields are common in the?

a) Middle East
b) Far East
c) Tundra
d) None of these

17) The three major categories of resources are:

a) Human, capital and natural
b) Capital, machine and building
c) Human, capital and renewable
d) None of these

18) Cement industry is generally located near the:

a) Market
b) Source of labour
c) Source of raw material
d) None of these

19) Who is the following geographers first use the term pragmatic Possibilism?

a) G. Tatham
b) C. Rites
c) G. Taylor
d) None of these

20) Which of the following soils is found in the coniferous forests?

a) Latozois
b) Podzois
c) Chernozem
d) None of these
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Introduce Atlantic ocean with its floor configuration as a unique phenomenon.

Can any one tell me de answer to this question please???
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Introduce Atlantic ocean with its floor configuration as a unique phenomenon.

Can any one tell me de answer to this question please???
I didn't answer this but I think it had to do something with mid-Atlantic ridge, some famous deep trenches and the large continental shelf off east coast USA. It was the "unique" part that troubled me so I left this question.

It was really sad that I spent so much time learning all the ocean currents
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I am really curious to know if someone attempted the Australia dairy and cattle farm question and why? My first thought: Who on earth would prepare for this?
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If you look at the other papers especially the optionals, you will be able to chalk out the visible change in trend of exams. MCQs are not the usual 20 juicy questions which you can bag by cramming last 10 years' past papers. The subjective questions were as analytical as they could be made and we are calling them the shocker. Yes indeed these are shockers we have received in each exam but this might be the beginning of a new epoch in css where cramming won't serve anyone and the sound knowledge base will matter. We should be rejoicing if FPSC has decided to offer a level playing field to all candidates rather than calling these shockers.
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If you look at the other papers especially the optionals, you will be able to chalk out the visible change in trend of exams. MCQs are not the usual 20 juicy questions which you can bag by cramming last 10 years' past papers. The subjective questions were as analytical as they could be made and we are calling them the shocker. Yes indeed these are shockers we have received in each exam but this might be the beginning of a new epoch in css where cramming won't serve anyone and the sound knowledge base will matter. We should be rejoicing if FPSC has decided to offer a level playing field to all candidates rather than calling these shockers.
have you seen the paper? or have you prepared for the paper and appeared in it? though this is not directed at me but i would like to clear one thing brother...analytical approach works in papers like sociology and journalism or say the compulsory papers. in a paper like geography there is no analytical reasoning involved. if you see the paper-II , you will know that some of the questions were out of the blue. no matter which exam in the world you sit there is always a pattern ...and all these guys are saying here is that this pattern is not according to the pattern and there is no rocket science if FPSC starts giving those questions that the students cannot solve ...let me be the maker and i too can set a paper that everyone will find hard to solve ...and then i can get all the applauds that i made a tough paper?
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Introduce Atlantic ocean with its floor configuration as a unique phenomenon.

Can any one tell me de answer to this question please???
I think it was about the Continental Shelf and Slope being Passive unlike the Pacific one which is an Active Shelf. Secondly it is marked by Divergent Plate Boundary which makes it an expanding Ocean unlike the Pacific which is squeezing in. Ofcourse, the rest of the things were to be written too viz Shelf, Slope, Rise, Abyssal Plains, Abyssal Hills, Mid-Atlantic Ridge etc.. (this is what i wrote)
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