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All India PT Mock Test (OMR Based) Across 20 Cities

will be conducted on 20th May, 2018. Click here for Test Schedule & Online admission.

Test Center List:

  1. Delhi
  2. Jammu
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bhopal
  6. Lucknow
  7. Allahabad
  8. Patna
  9. Ranchi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Raipur
  13. Jaipur
  14. Mumbai
  15. Pune
  16. Nagpur
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Chennai
  19. Coimbatore
  20. Bengaluru

Geography

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.


Sub Topic List:

1. Salient features of world’s physical geography

• Geomorphology
a) Meaning & Scope of Geomorphology
b) Internal Structure of Earth
c) The Theory of Continental Drift
d) Plate Tectonics theory
e) Rocks
f) Classification of Forces affecting the landforms
g) Mountain Building
h)Earthquakes & Tsunamis
i) Volcanism
j) Plains and Plateau

• Oceanography
a) Ocean Bottom Relief
b) Temperature and Salinity of Ocean Waters
c) Ocean Currents
d) Tides
e) Coral Reefs
f) Geopolitical importance of Indian Ocean

• Climatology
a) Earth’s Atmosphere
b) Weather and Climate
c) Air Mass, Fronts & Cyclones
d) Climatic division of India

2. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent)
• Distribution of soil
• Distribution of minerals
• Distribution of rivers
• Distribution of crops

3. Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
• Introduction
• Primary sector and locations
• Secondary sector and locations
• Tertiary sector and locations
• Issues in industrial development
• GOI steps
• Recommendations

4.Important Geophysical phenomena
• Earthquakes
• Tsunami
• Volcanic activity
• Cyclone etc.

5. Geographical features and their location
• Mountains
• Plains
• Plateaus
• Other features
• Degradation due to human activities

6. Changes in critical geographical features
• Human impact on geographical features as climate change, ocean acidification, water depletion, pollution, deforestation, desertification, erosion.

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