UPSC Civil Services Syllabus and Sources for Geography

Syllabus and Preparation resources for geography

Geography Strategy
By   @shriyansh,   4 years ago

In this article we have discussed the syllabus as notified by UPSC for its Civil Services Exam for Geography. We have included the whole syllabus for prelims as we as mains. We have also discussed the resources that you need to refer to in order to get the basic knowledge that is required for this exam.

Syllabus for Geography

Prelims :

  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World

Mains :

  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 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.

Resources for Preparation


Reference Books :

  • Certificate Geography - G C Leong
  • Atlas

Online Lectures :

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