Geography

Indian Geography study material for UPSC CSE help you Learn about all the aspects of Indian Geography. Interactive video lectures in every lesson will help you better understand a lesson.

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  • Gain a better understanding of Indian Geography
  • Interactive video lectures in every lesson will help you better understand a lesson.
  • Wise IAS notes covers Complete Syllabus for UPSC CSE Examination
  • MCQs and Practice Questions for UPSC CSE Examination

IAS MAINS Syllabus:

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.

Topics Covered in this section:

Physical Geography

  • Geomorphic Processes.
  • Endogenic Forces and Evolution of Landforms.
  • Volcanoes: Everything You Need To Know.
  • Earthquakes: Everything You Need To Know.
  • Exogenic Forces and their classification.
  • Erosion and Deposition: Action of Running Water and Groundwater
  • Erosion and Deposition: Action of Glaciers
  • Erosion and Deposition: Action of Wind and Waves
  • Major Landforms – Mountains, Plateaus, and Plains: Learn faster
  • Interior of the Earth: Crust, Mantle and Core
  • Earth’s Crust: Elements, Minerals and Rocks
  • Ocean Floor: Everything you need to know
  • Major Ocean Currents: How to learn faster?
  • Movements of ocean water: Waves, Tides and Ocean Currents
  • Countries of the World Listed By Continent.
  • Interesting Facts and Figures Regarding World Geography.
  • Soils of India: Classification and Characteristics.
  • Different soil types in India: Understand the differences.
  • Causes of Soil Degradation and Methods for Soil Conservation.
  • Urban Heat Islands.
  • Composition and Structure of the Earth’s Atmosphere
  • Insolation and Heat Balance of the Earth
  • Clouds: How to Distinguish the Different Types of Clouds?

Human Geography

  • Sectors of Economy: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary and Quinary
  • Factors Responsible for the Location of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sector Industries in Various Parts of the World (Including India)
  • Distribution of Major Industries: Location Factors
  • Biosphere Reserves of India: Names and Location
  • Geographical Indication (GI) Tags in India: Memorize Faster
  • Ramsar sites (Wetlands) in India: Memorize faster
  • UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Names from India

Recommended Books:

6th to 12th NCERTs

Geography of India – Majid Husain.

World Geography – Majid Husain

Physical Geography – Savindra Singh

Human Geography – Majid Husain

Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong

Oxford School Atlas – Oxford.

Course Content

Geomorphology
Climatology
Oceanography
Indian Geography
Economic Geography
Miscellaneous
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Course Includes

  • 55 Lessons