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GS GEOGRAPHY FOR MAINS

Instructor: K. Siddhartha

Language: English

Validity Period: 365 days

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Geography of the World

The Syllabus

  1. Salient features of World’s Physical Geography. 
  2. Distribution of key natural resources across the World (including South Asia and the Indian Subcontinent).
  3. Factors responsible for the location of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sector industries in various parts of the World (including India).
  4. Important Geophysical phenomena such as Earthquakes, 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.

Role in prelims and mains

In the Prelims section, questions from Physical Geography can fetch you 6-10 marks.

The Mains analysis is given below:

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

2018

  • Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics. (10)
  • What are the consequences of spreading of ‘Dead Zones’ on marine ecosystem? (10)
  • Why is India taking keen interest in the Arctic region? (10)

2017

  • Account for variations in oceanic salinity and discuss its multi-dimensional effects. 

2016

  • “The Himalayas are highly prone to landslides.” Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation.

2014

  • Explain the formation of thousands of islands in Indonesian and Philippines archipelagos.
  • Why are the world’s fold mountain systems located along the margins of continents? Bring out the association between the global distribution of Fold Mountains and the earthquakes and volcanoes.

2013

  • What do you understand by the theory of continental drift? Discuss the prominent evidences in its support.

CLIMATE

2013

  • Major hot deserts in northern hemisphere are located between 20-30 degree north and on the western side of the continents. Why?

2016

  • Discuss the concept of air mass and explain its role in macro-climatic changes.

2015

  • Explain the factors responsible for the origin of ocean currents. How do they influence regional climates, fishing and navigation?

2014

  • Tropical cyclones are largely confined to South China Sea, Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Mexico. Why?
  • Most of the unusual climatic happenings are explained as an outcome of the El-Nino effect. Do you agree?

2013

  • The recent cyclone on the east coast of India was called “Phailin”. How are the tropical cyclones named across the world?
  • Bring out the causes for the formation of heat islands in the urban habitat of the world.
  • What do you understand by the phenomenon of temperature inversion in meteorology? How does it affect the weather and the habitants of the place?

RESOURCES

2017

  • Petroleum refineries are not necessarily located nearer to crude oil producing areas, particularly in many of the developing countries. Explain its implications. 
  • “Inspite of adverse environmental impact, coal mining is still inevitable for development”. Discuss.

2016

  • The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain.
  • South China Sea has assumed great geopolitical significance in the present context. Comment.

2015

  • What are the economic significances of discovery of oil in Arctic Sea and its possible environmental consequences?
  • India is well endowed with fresh water resources. Critically examine why it still suffers from water scarcity.
  • The states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand arc reaching the limits of their ecological carrying capacity due to tourism. Critically evaluate.

2014

  • Critically evaluate the various resources of the oceans which can be harnessed to meet the resource crisis in the world.
  • How does India see its place in the economic space of rising natural resource rich Africa?

2013

  • With growing scarcity of fossil fuels, the atomic energy is gaining more and more significance in India. Discuss the availability of raw material required for the generation of atomic energy in India and in the world.
  • It is said the India has substantial reserves of shale oil and gas, which can feed the needs of country for quarter century. However, tapping of the resources doesn’t appear to be high on the agenda. Discuss critically the availability and issues involved.

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES-AGRICULTURE

  • Why did the Green Revolution in India virtually by-pass the eastern region despite fertile soil and good availability of water?
  • Whereas the British planters had developed tea gardens all along the Shivaliks and Lesser Himalayas from Assam to Himachal Pradesh, in effect they did not succeed beyond the Darjeeling area. Explain.
  • Mention the advantages of the cultivation of pulses because of which the year 2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by United Nations.

SECONDARY ACTIVITIES-INDUSTRIAL LOCATION

2014

  • Account for the change in the spatial pattern of the Iron and Steel industry in the world.

2013

  • Do you agree that there is a growing trend of opening new sugar mills in the Southern states of India? Discuss with justification.
  • Analyze the factors for highly decentralized cotton textile industry in India.

TERTIARY ACTIVITIES-TRANSPORT

  • Enumerate the problems and prospects of inland water transport in India.

INDIAN GEOGRAPHY

2018

  • Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India. (15)
  • Why indentured labour was taken by the British from India to their colonies? Have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there? (15)
  • “The ideal solution of depleting ground water resources in India is water harvesting system.” How can it be made effective in urban areas? (15)
  • Defining Blue revolution, explain the problems and strategies for Pisciculture development in India. (15)
  • What is the significance of Industrial Corridors in India? Identifying industrial corridors, explain their main characteristics. (15)

2017

  • Bring out the causes for more frequent landslides in the Himalayas than in Western Ghats.
  • What characteristics can be assigned to monsoon climate that succeeds in feeding more than 50 percent of the world population residing in Monsoon Asia? 
  • In what way can floods be converted into a sustainable source of irrigation and all-weather inland navigation in India? 
  • There is no formation of deltas by rivers of the Western Ghats. Why?

URBAN ISSUES

2016

  • With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ‘Smart City Programme’.
  • Major cities of India are becoming more vulnerable to flood conditions. Discuss.

2015

  • Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata are the three mega cities of the country but the air pollution is much more serious problem in Delhi as compared to the other two. Why is this so?
  • Smart cities in India cannot sustain without smart villages. Discuss this statement in the backdrop of rural urban integration.

2013

  • Discussion the various social problems which originated out of the speedy process of urbanization in India.

OTHER

  • How far do you agree that the behavior of the Indian monsoon has been changing due to humanizing landscapes? Discuss.
  • Bring out the relationship between the shrinking Himalayan glaciers and the symptoms of climate change in the Indian sub-continent.
  • Present an account of the Indus Water Treaty and examine its ecological, economic and political implications in the context of changing bilateral relations.
  • In what way micro-watershed Development projects help in water conservation in drought prone and semi-arid regions of India.

What the students Get

  1. The New World- World Geography for Mains Examination- K. Siddhartha.
  2. Free Access to the section of the portal.
  3. One FACE TO FACE Problem Solving Session with the Chief mentor Sri K. Siddhartha.

Learning Sequencing and Chapter Structure

The course sequencing is not per the syllabus. This is done to provide concept to the candidates. If the candidates follow the one topic after another as per the syllabus they will never follow the concept. Hence the sequencing and reordering has been done to students’ benefit

SYLLABUS AS IT IS

BREAKUP AND SIMPLIFICATION

TYPE OF QUESTIONS

Salient features of World’s Physical Geography. 

Geology& Physiography

Drainage

Climate

Soil

Vegetation

  1. What are the basic characteristics of Shield and Cratons. Why is that they are significant for a country’s geography?
  2. Geology has strongly influenced the mineral resource base of India or World. Explain with examples.
  3. What are the different methods of measuring the heights of mountains and peaks? What are the recent advances made in measuring such heights and elevation?
  4. The physiography and location of Russia is a major factor that has insulated it as well as protected it. To what extent is this statement correct?
  5. Europe and Asia both of them are getting themselves linked along the Strait of Bosporus. What are its implications and difficulties in implementation?
  6. The orientation of mountain ranges of Western Europe has been a major factor in influencing the climate of Western Europe. Explain.
  7. Discuss how physiography of N. America helped population distribution and migration.
  8. Discuss the reason for trench formation on the western side of South America? How is this trench so unique in its physiography and location?
  9. Discuss the origin of East African Rift Valley? Explain the characteristics of EARV and its uniqueness.
  10. What is Cosgrove Volcanic Chain and why has it been in news? Discuss its origin and evolution.
  11. Climate has a strong bearing upon the economic activities of a people in SE Asia.
  12. Discuss in brief the characteristics of Tibetan Drainage. What are its implications for Central, South and South East Asia?
  13. South America is the greatest reservoir of water in the world. Discuss the reasons which are responsible for it and how does it happen?
  14. Discuss the origin of the Great Lakes of North America. Explain how has it impacted the region from climatic and economic viewpoint.
  15. Discuss in brief the factors that affect the climate of Europe and make it so distinctive.
  16. Despite all equatorial regions receiving high rainfall, they all differ in the amount. Discuss these differences and the reasons for such differences.
  17. What is an ENSO event? How and why is it considered so significant for World Climate?
  18. Despite the fact that some soils can be fertile but their fertility is because of different factors. Explain.
  19. Give a brief account of black soil distribution and the causes of its high productivity.
  20. Discuss the characteristics of the vegetation zones in Africa and its characteristics.

Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);

 

Water

Mineral

Energy

Biotic

Marine resources

  1. Briefly describe the mineralized zones of the world and associated mineral formation with particular reference to petroleum resources of Middle East.
  2. Why did the energy crisis emerge in 1971-72.Is there any energy crisis now, if yes, what is the present form of energy crisis?
  3. Discuss the western and Indian form of management of water resources.
  4. Give an account of technological inputs in water resource management that will lead to a decentralized water management.
  5. Suggest ways to conserve water, and protect it.
  6. What has been the impact of dams on displaced people? What can be a sustainable means of negating their impacts?
  7. The financial and economic performance of the dams leaves a lot to be desired. Discuss some remedial measures in the light of these performances.
  8. Discuss various contemporary artificial structures for ground water recharge and their relative advantages for India.
  9. What does Glacial Harvesting mean? What are the mechanisms and means of glacial harvesting and problems of implementation?
  10. The problems of fisheries are different in temperate regions and different in tropical regions. Explain with examples.
  11. The Cultural significance of forests is to be very well understood in order to manage the forest areas of India.
  12. Lumbering in tropical forests is distinctly different from temperate countries. Explain these differences with examples.
  13. Analyze China’s position in the world from the viewpoint of REE production and the impact of various REE on the world economy.
  14. Analyze the role of shale gas in transforming the world economy. How is India placed in this regard?
  15. The oil resources of Persian Gulf are in for a major change and impact. Analyze it in light of recent geopolitical developments.
  16. The Three Gorges dam is the most extraordinary hydel project in the world having wide ramifications for the Chinese economy. Explain in terms of advantages and disadvantages.
  17. Nuclear power provides as much advantages as is loaded with limitations. Do you agree?
  18. Petroleum resources have been found only in those regions that have been under sea. Explain the reasons for petroleum formation in SW Asia.
  19. The key to energy balance is energy congruence. Explain.
  20. Marine resources are the last frontier of mankind. Discuss

Factors responsible for the location of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

Primary sectors

Secondary sectors

Tertiary sectors

 

  1. Give a brief account of changes in the world agricultural types in the new world.
  2. Examine the spatial patterns of agricultural disparity prevailing in the world and its underlying causes.
  3. Agricultural growth planning has a component of environmental cost. Discuss.
  4. Explain the causes for the essential difference between intensive subsistence tillage with rice dominant and without rice in the crop association.
  5. Write down main agricultural types of tropical regions and their associated features
  6. Explain the relevance of bottom-up and top-down approaches in the development of agrarian economy. (2014)
  7. Food from the sea is the last frontier of mankind. Explain.
  8. Critically examine the reasons for the world Food problem. Suggest measures for a sustainable solution to the world food problem.
  9. Discuss the concept of food security. Give an account of food security issues in developing countries.
  10. Man-induced famines are becoming more common than nature-induced ones.” Explain.
  11. Discuss the factors of location of iron and steel industries in USA with special reference to the shifts in their location after the World War II.
  12. What is the locational significance of New York in American economy?
  13. Why did industrial relocation take place? Give an account of shift in industrial locations in Asia.
  14. Give an account of the Problem faced by industries, which developed due to inertia with special reference to India.
  15. Explain the concept of aviation hubs, and examine their contribution to national economy.
  16. Discuss the location of Dubai as an international aviation hub. What factors have contributed to making as an International Aviation hub?
  17. Why is the Russian Government so interested in developing the Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM). What will be the role of BAM in transforming Russian regional economy?
  18. What are major categories of passenger jet planes? What is the logic of emerging trends in providing ultra long haul aircrafts ?
  19. What are the various types of operations of the air freight market and their role?
  20. Low Cost Carriers are distinguished by several common features. What are these features and how have they transformed air travel?

Important Geophysical phenomena such as Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone etc.

Meteoritic Impact

Asteroidal Impact

Magnetic Reversals

Mass Extinctions

Aurora

Earthquakes,

Tsunami,

Volcanic activity

Landslide

Cyclone

Thunderstorm and Lightning

Tornado

Blizzards

 

  1. What is an impact event and what its geological significance?
  2. An asteroidal impact is not only disastrous event, it is also one beneficial event. Explain.
  3. The poles are shifting. From somewhere in Alaska, the geomagnetic poles have shifted to Siberia. What are the causes and the likely impact of such shifts and more importantly its reversal? Explain.
  4. Give a brief account of the mechanism of Auroral display in the Polar areas.
  5. Discuss the causes of earthquakes in India, and why is that the earthquakes are confined to certain regions? Explain its causes and consequences for India.
  6. The most important volcanic zones coincide with areas of plate convergence. Why does it happen and how does it determine the nature of volcanic activity? Discuss.
  7. Despite India lying in the convergence zone of Plates, volcanic activity does not affect India. Elaborate.
  8. India has recently experienced volcanic activity in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In the event of such volcanic activity how can such events be managed from the point of prediction, mitigation and monitoring?
  9. The tsunami-affected areas not only are earthquake-affected areas, but also other areas. Explain.
  10. Discuss in detail the environmental impacts of tsunamis.
  11. Why are tropical cyclones frequent in tropical areas? Give a causal account of the event.
  12. Detail the classification and nomenclature of tropical cyclones and the rationality involved in that.
  13. Discuss effect and the management of tropical cyclones in the developed and developing countries.
  14. Give the mechanism of lighting formation and its control.
  15. Why do blizzard form. The impact of blizzards is very elaborate. What are they and how do they affect?
  16. What are the measures one can take if trapped in a blizzard?
  17. Tornadoes are not common in India, but they have frequented some regions of India in recent times. Discuss the features of tornadoes and its impact.
  18. How do hailstorms forms? Give resoned account of the formation of hailstorms, which are more specific to particular areas of the country.
  19. Give an account of the nature, causes and effect of cloudbursts. How can cloudbursts be forecasted?
  20. Discuss the various events of mass extinction. Throw light on the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction.

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

Ice cap

Water Bodies: Lakes and rivers

Floral changes

Faunal changes

 

  1. What are ecosystems and how are they classified?
  2. Bring out the difference between Ecosystems and Biomes, and explain the salient features of different ecosystems.
  3. The different geographical features have determined everything that the modern civilization is about. Explain it in relation to India.
  4. Explain how waterfalls can form? Bring out their impact on local geography and ecology.
  5. What are the most distinctive features of the plain or the middle and lower course of the river and how are so they significant for rural economy.
  6. Explain the mechanism of formation of delta and its type.
  7. The various Karst depositional features are not only a natural marvel but also significant indicators of surface runoff and ecology.
  8. Explain the role of wind patterns and obstructions in Aeolian depositional landforms and their features.
  9. The U shaped valleys of Glaciated regions have shaped the culture and lifestyle in many temperate countries, other than exhibiting different distinctive features.
  10. Explain the formation of different types of beaches in India along with their location and distinctive features and their regional impacts.
  11. Explain the mechanism of formation of Himalayan lakes and their ecological and geostrategic significance.
  12. Explain why wetlands are important with special reference to their ecological role.
  13. Classify Indian islands and the mode of their formation. Explain the planning specific to any type of island required for their development.
  14. Compactness of settlements in India reflects not only water availability or unavailability but also a social setting that is very reflective. Explain.
  15. Explain the reasons for the decline of the city center in India, and what alternative changes in the urban form it has led to.
  16. Explain the features of slum in industrial and commercial zones and suggest planning measures to mitigate their effect.
  17. Sprawls are reflective of the economic and technological changes that the Indian cities are undergoing. Explain.
  18. Green Belts do not always play a positive role for cities. Explain its limitations.
  19. Discuss the role that satellite towns have played in city planning in India.
  20. Discuss the nature of megalopolis and show how the future of India’s urban scene will be different with their emergence.

COURSE PLAN- GS GEOGRAPHY FOR MAINS

 

Sequencing

Topics

Chapter And Study Material

Synopsis

Video Explanation & Multimedia

Question Bank

Model Answers

Enrichment & Current Affairs

SECTION-I, PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD

1

Introduction and Approach

 

 

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

 

 

 

2

Geology

Mantle Plume

Geological features

Geological Phenomena

Volcanic Chain & Other Physiographical Features

Physiography-

North America

Africa

Europe

South America

Russia

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

A small Current Affairs orientation depending on any news coverage.

3

Climate

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

A small Current Affairs orientation depending on any news coverage.

4

Drainage

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

A small Current Affairs orientation depending on any news coverage.

5

Soil

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

6

Vegetation

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

SECTION-II-  GEOPHYSICAL & NATURAL PHENOMENON

7

Meteoritic Impact

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

 

 

 

8

Asteroidal Impact

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

9

Earths Interior

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

10

Geomagnetism

World Geography

 

 

 

 

11

Magnetic Reversals

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

12

Mass Extinctions

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

A small Current Affairs orientation depending on any news coverage.

13

Aurora

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

14

Earthquakes,

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

A small Current Affairs orientation depending on any news coverage.

15

Tsunami,

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

16

Volcanic activity

Volcanic Hazard

 

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

17

Denudation

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

18

Factors Controlling Landform Development

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

19

Landslide

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

A small Current Affairs orientation depending on any news coverage.

20

Cyclone

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

A small Current Affairs orientation depending on any news coverage.

21

Thunderstorm and Lightning

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

22

Tornado

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Not Applicable, Not Needed

23

Blizzards

World Geography

Examination oriented Video recorded Lectures interlaced with graphics, illustrations, videos and flow charts.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

A small Current Affairs orientation depending on any news coverage.

SECTION – III, RESOURCES

24

Water

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

25

Mineral

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

26

Energy

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

27

Biotic

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

28

Marine resources

 

Compact PowerPoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

SECTION – IV, ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

29

Primary sectors

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

30

Secondary sectors

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

31

Tertiary sectors

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

SECTION- V, GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES

32

Ice cap

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

33

Water Bodies: Lakes and rivers

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

34

Floral changes

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

35

Faunal changes

World Geography

Compact Powerpoint explanation, description and analysis with current orientation.

Model answers with Video discussion of prospective topics for 2019/20.

Already existing Current orientation, but will keep on bringing new updates with new developments in Current Affairs.

How best to utilize it

The students must understand the nature of the course as well as understand the Strategy for preparing World Geography

Before picking WORLD GEOGRAPHY to study, the candidate must have studied and understood three chapters-Rocks, Geological history and Basic of Geography. Now Go Online and follow this sequence.

  1. First read the topics.
  2. Listen to the explanation.
  3. Now use the summary.
  4. You have some model answers. Use only questions from model answers to write.
  5. Now compare your answers with the model.
  6. Ensemble will keep you updating on current affairs regularly on this topic.
  7. Keep an eye on updates.

Post Script- General Directions after Course

  • Command over the concept of the topic is important for understanding how to answer questions.
  • Student must be able to present knowledge of the concept being asked.
  • Interpretation and understanding of the question that will be interdisciplinary will be equally significant.
  • Presentation should be in good legible writing as well as using a lot of terminologies.
  • Use of maps, flowcharts and diagrams are a must, and the diagrams must be correct.
  • Adherence to word limit is advised.
  • For answer writing and tricks and techniques, the candidates are suggested to go first complete the course and then go for QIP.
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