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Syllabus of Geography Paper for UPPCS Main Examination- 2012

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Here you can find the syllabus of Geography Paper for UPPCS main examination. It is divided into various sections. Each section is important for your success in this exam. You should read the Geography Paper syllabus thoroughly and plan your preparation accordingly.

Geography

Paper -1

Section -A- Physical Geography

1. Geomophology : Origin and structure of the earth, Earth movements Plate tectomics and Mountain Build-ing: Isostasy; Vulcansim; Weathering and Erosion; Cycle of Erosion, Evolution of landforms; fluvial, glacial,acolion, marine and Karst Rejuvenation and Polycyclic Land form features.

2. Climatology : Compositionand structure of atmoshphere, Insolation and Heat Budget; Atmospheric pressure and winds, Moisture andPrecipitation; Airmasses and Fronts; Cyclone; Origin; Movements and associated weather, Classification ofworld climates; Koopen and Thomthwaite.

3.Oceanography :  Configuration of Ocean floor, Salinity OceanCurrents,Tides; Ocean deposits and coral reefs.

4. Soil and Vegetation : Soils -geneisis; classification andworld distribution, Soil Vegetation Symbiosis: Biotic Communities and Succession.

5. Ecosystem : Conceptof Ecosystem, structure and fuctioning of Ecosystem. Types of Ecosystem, Major Biomes, Man’s impact onthe ecosystem and global ecological issues.

Section - B- Human Geography

1. Evolution of Geography Thought :  Contributions of German,French, British, Soviet and Indian Geogra-phers: Changing Paradigms of Man Environment Relationship impact of Positivism and Quantitative revolu-tion; models and systems in geography, Recent trends in geographic thought with special reference toradical, behavioural phenomenological and ecological paradigms.

2. Human Geography :  Human habitat inmajor natural regions: Emergence of Man and Races of Mankind; Cultural evolution and stages; Major cul-tural realsm.Growth and Distribution of population; Intermational migration population. Demorgraphic Transi-tion and contemporary population problems.

3. Settlement Geography :  Concept of Settlement Geography; Rural settlement; Nature; Origin, Types and pattern, conecept of Urban settlement. Patterns, Processesand consequences of Urbanisation; Central place theory; classification of town; Hierarchy of urban centres.Morphology of Town; Rural Urban nexus; Uniand and urban finges.

4. Economic Geography : Fundamentalconcepts. Concepts of Resources; Classification, Conservation and Management Nature and Types of Agri-culture; Agricultural land use location theories; World agricultrual regions; Major crops: Mineral and PowerResources Occurrence, Reserve, utilization and procduction patterns, World Energy crisis and search foralternatives. Industries- Theories of Industrial location, Major industrial regions; Major Industries- Iron &Steel, Paper, Textiles, Petro-Chemicals, Automobiles, Ship building; their location patterns. InternationalTrade; Trade Blocks, Trade routes. Ports and global trace centres. World Economic Development Patterns. Concepts of and approaches to Sustainable Development.

5. Political Geography : Concept of Nation andstate; Frontiers, Boundaries and Buffer zones; Concepts of Heartland and Rimland Federalism, Contempo-rary world geopolitical issue.

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Paper - II

Geography of India

1. Physical Features : Geological systems and structure: Relief and drainage, soils and natural vegetation;soil degradation and deforestation. Origin and mechanism of Indian Monsoon; Climatic regionalisation; Physi-ographic regionlisation

2. Human Feature : Distribution and growth of population; structural characteristicsof population-temporal-regional variations. Regional rural settlements patterns and village morphaology. Ur-ban Settlement; Classfication of Indian Cities- location, functional, hierarchcality regions Urban morophology,urbanisastion and urban policy.

3. Agriculture : Infrastructure; irrigation, power, fertilizer use, mechaniza-tion; Regional characteristics of agricultural land use, problem of westelands and their reclamation, Crop-ping patterns and intensity; Agricultural Efficiency and Productivity, Impact of Green revolution; Agriculturalregions with special reference to agroecological conditions. Land reforms and agrarian prob lems Crop Com-binations and agricultural regionalisation. Modernisation of Agriculture and agricultural planning.

4. Mineraland Power Resources:  Locational patterns, Reserves and Production trends; Complementarily of minerals.Power resources; Coal petroleum, hydro power, Mulitipurpose river valley projects; Energy crisis and searchfor alternatives.

5. Industries :  Industrial Development, Major industries-non & steel. Textiles,, paper Ce-ments, Fertilizers Sugar, Petro-chemicals, industrial Complexes and Regions.

6. Transport and Trade : Networks of railways and roads, Problems and prospects of Civil aviation and water transport; inter-regionalcommodity flows; International trace, policy and flow patterns. Major ports and trace centres.

7. RegionalDevelopment and Planning : Problems of regional development and spatial planning strategies: Geographicand Planning regions; Planning for metropolitan, tribal, hilly, drought-prone regions and watershed manage-ment. Regional disparities in development and policies in five year Plans: Planning for Eco-Development.

8. Political Economy :  Historical Perspective on Unity and diversity. States reorganisation; Regional con-sciousness and national integration geographical basis on centre -state relations. International boundariesof India and related geo-political issues.India and the geopolitics of Indian ocean. India and the SAARC.

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