Strategy for Geography – Prelims 2023

Geography is the very easiest subject if you understand the subject. But the questions in the prelims were reduced in recent years. Most of the questions are map-based. It means they give some city, sea, strait, or location and ask you to find out the bordering countries or states or arrange in the direction wise. I call these questions are low hanging fruits. If you have a daily habit of reading newspapers and atlas then you can easily solve these questions.

Other than, mapping based questions, rivers are the important topics you have to read. They give some rivers and ask their tributaries and distributaries- even their source. In this year’s prelims 2020 there was a question about the Cauvery basin.

Book Source For Geography

These are the 2 NCERT and Books which are the most important.

  1. Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  2. India Physical Environment.
  3. Atlas
  4. GC Leong – For World Climate

Important Areas you should Focus on

  1. Earth
  2. Earthquake
  3. Volcano
  4. Landforms
  5. Oceans
  6. Climate (World and India)
  7. Hills, Mountains, Rivers.
  8. Forest and its types
  9. Soil
  10. The drainage system of India

Incase UPSC wants to ask any questions from the static part, then they will pick the questions from the above 2 NCERTs. So read it thoroughly. We also have some videos on our GetintoIAS Youtube Channel. Please do watch it.

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