Geography Notes For UPSC in PDF Download

Geography is one of the important subject of the IAS (UPSC CSE) Prelims Syllabus as well as the UPSC Mains GS1 syllabus. Many aspirants struggle while preparing Geography for IAS (UPSC CSE) exam, however, it can be an interesting subject if studied from the right source. Also, it is one of the core subjects under the General Awareness section in other government job examinations as well such as SSC, RRB, IBPS PO, etc. Official Notification for IAS (UPSC CSE) 2022 has been released.

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NCERT Geography Study Notes for UPSC FAQs

Ques. What should I study for Geography in UPSC?

Ans. The candidates preparing for the UPSC Exam must start with the NCERT Books first. Studying NCERT thoroughly would be more than enough for UPSC Exam 2022. However, the candidates can also refer to other books as well after completing the NCERT.

Ques. How can I revise for UPSC Geography?

Ans. The candidates can refer to the UPSC Geography study notes that are provided here to revise the topics. These notes will also be helpful to the candidates during the last minute preparation.

Ques. Which geography book is best for UPSC?

Ans. NCERT is considered as the ‘Holy Book’ by the UPSC Aspirants. However, the candidates can also refer to other books after strengthening their base. The preferred books for the UPSC Geography preparation are provided below.

Name of BookAuthorPublication
Geography of IndiaMajid HusainMcGraw Hill Education
World GeographyMajid HusainRawat Publications
Oxford School AtlasOxford Publications
Certificate Physical and Human GeographyGoh Cheng LeongOxford Publications

Ques. Is Geography optional in UPSC?

Ans. Questions from Geography are asked in the General Studies subject. However, Geography is also one of the most famous optional subjects for the UPSC Exam. Thus, the basic knowledge of Geography is mandatory for UPSC.

Ques. What is the age limit for IAS Exam?

Ans. The candidates must be aged between 20 to 32 years of age as of August 1st of the year in which they are applying. However, the candidates belonging to reserved categories are provided relaxation in the upper age limit for the UPSC IAS Exam.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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