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GS 1 Geography

  1. Salient Features of World’s Physical Geography.
  2. Distribution of Key Natural Resources across the world (Including South Asia and Indian Sub-continent);
  3. Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world. (Including India).
  4. Important geophysical phenomenon such as earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.
  5. Geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

  • Physical Geography (Static and therefore scoring.)
  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Human and Economic Geo (Dynamic – till now they’ve not asked in mains, but in Prelims)
  • World distribution of resources
  • Industrial development across world
  • Population pyramids
  • Env Refugees. (People who are migrating due to climate change.)
  • International migration patterns.

  • Indian Geography
  • Physical
    • Spatial location of India. Its neighbors. (Prelim)
    • Physiography of India
      • Himalayas
      • Great Plains
      • Deccan Peninsula
      • Coastal Plains
      • Islands of India
    • Monsoon
    • Soils (Alternate year Question in both exams)
  • Human and Economic (This should be linked with Economics too)
  • Agriculture and Related things.
  • Resources in India.
  • Industrial Distribution in India.
  • Infrastructure (Ports, Aviation, Roads)
  • Human Geography. (Only remember tribes for Prelims – study from cultural, economic view)

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