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(Book List) Books On Geography For IAS Exam (Optional Subject References)

Book List : Books On Geography Of IAS Exam Are As Follows:

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PAPER - I : SECTION A: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Geomorphology :

  • Physical Geography by Strahler & Strahler

  • Principles of Geomorphology by W.D. Thornbury

  • Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher

  • Physical Geography in Diagrams by Bunnett

  • Physical Geography by Savindra Singh

  • Geomorphology by Savindra Singh

Climatology :

  • Climatology by D.S.Lal

  • General Climatology by Critchfield

  • Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher

  • Physical Geography by Strahler & Strahler

Oceanography :

  • Oceanography by Sharma & Vatal, NCERT

  • Physical Geography by Savindra Singh


Biogeography :

  • Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher

  • Physical GEography by Strahler & Strahler

SECTION -B : HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Perspectives in Human Geography : Evolution of Geographic Thought by Majid Husain

Economic Geography :
Economic Geography by Hertshorn & Alexander
Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple by Rupa Publisher
Agricultural Geography by Masjid Husain



Population Settlement Geography :

  • Human Geography by Majid Husain

  • Urbanization & Urban Systems in India by Ramachandran

  • Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publishers

  • A Geography by Population by R.C. Chandna


Regional Planning: Regional Planning - by Chand & Puri

Environmental Geography:

  • Environmental Geography by Savindra Singh

  • Environmental Awareness by R.C.Chandna

  • Environmental Geography by Saxena

  • Models, Theories and Laws in Human Geography :

  • Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher

  • Political Geography by R.D.Dixit


MAP QUESTIONS - Any School level atlas and the maps given in the above mentioned books.

PAPER - II : GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

Section A
Physical Setting :

  • Economic and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma & Coutinho

  • Economic and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria

  • A Geography of India by Gopal Singh


Resources : Economical Geography - A Study of Resources by Guha and Chattoraj (NCERT books)

Agriculture:

  • Agriculture Geography by Majid Husain

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram

  • India Year Book, published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

  • Hindu's Survey on Agriculture.


Industry:

  • Economical and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria

  • Economical and Commercial Geography by Sharma & Coutinho

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram

  • Hindu's Survey on Industry

  • Transport, Communication and Trade

  • Economical and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria

  • Economical and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma & Coutinho

  • India Year Book published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram


Section B:
Cultural Setting :

  • Human Geography by Majid Husain

  • Geography of Population by R.C.Chandna

  • NCERT Books

    Settlements :

  • Human Geography by Majid Husain

  • Urbanization and Urban Systems in India by Ramachandran

  • Regional Development and Planning

  • Regional Planning and Development by Chand and Puri

  • India Year Book

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram


Political Aspects : Modern Political Geography of India by B.L. Sukhwal.

Contemporary Issues :

  • Environmental Geography by Savinder Singh

  • India disasters - Report

  • Environmental Awareness by R.C.Chandna

  • Environmental Geography by Saxena


Map Questions for paper II : Any School level Atlas & the maps in the above mentioned books.

NOTE : Current Articles on various syllabus topics in different magazines and newspapers will be quite useful for Paper - II.

PAPER - II : GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

Section A:
Physical Setting :

  • Economic and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma & Coutinho

  • Economic and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria

  • A Geography of India by Gopal Singh

Resources : Economical Geography - A Study of Resources by Guha and Chattoraj (NCERT books)

Agriculture

  • Agriculture Geography by Majid Husain

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram

  • India Year Book, published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

  • Hindu's Survey on Agriculture.


Industry

  • Economical and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria

  • Economical and Commercial Geography by Sharma & Coutinho

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram

  • Hindu's Survey on Industry

  • Transport, Communication and Trade

  • Economical and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria

  • Economical and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma & Coutinho

  • India Year Book published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram


Section B:

Cultural Setting :

  • Human Geography by Majid Husain

  • Geography of Population by R.C.Chandna

  • NCERT Books


Settlements :

  • Human Geography by Majid Husain

  • Urbanization and Urban Systems in India by Ramachandran

  • Regional Development and Planning

  • Regional Planning and Development by Chand and Puri

  • India Year Book

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram


Political Aspects : Modern Political Geography of India by B.L. Sukhwal.

Contemporary Issues :

  • Environmental Geography by Savinder Singh

  • India disasters - Report

  • Environmental Awareness by R.C.Chandna

  • Environmental Geography by Saxena


Map Questions for paper II : Any School level Atlas & the maps in the above mentioned books.

NOTE : Current Articles on various syllabus topics in different magazines and newspapers will be quite useful for Paper - II.

GEOGRAPHY (PRELIMINARY)

Cartography Topic :

  • Laboratory Techniques and Fieldwork (NCERT)

  • Fundamentals in Cartography by R.P. Mishra and A.Ramesh.

  • Cartography by R.L.Singh


Section A,B,D & E

  • Consult the recommended books for Main Examinations.

Section C :

  • Geography of the World: World Regional Geography by Wheeler and Kostbade

Section F :

  • Techniques of Geographical AnalysisSee Cartography Topic

  • School level Atlas

  • Physical Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

  • Human & Economic Geography by Leong & Morgan

Key Points:

  • Subject is Scoring, reliable with a scientific touch.

  • Syllabus is pretty lenghty and needs lot memorization.

  • Time required for preparation—2-3 months.

  • Paper-I is understanding of fundamental concepts.

  • Paper II is application of fundamental concepts

  • In paper I, two full length question to be attempted from section A.

  • For Paper II, holistic view needs to be developed.

  • Question on Map in both papers, quite moving

  • Guidance should be seeked from only trained Geographers.

  • Prefereably by Geographers teaching in Universities with a feel of Civil Services Examination system.

  • Guidance must not be sought from untrained, self proclaimed geography expects as it may prove harmful.

  • Rewrite your answer in the light of comments from evaluation and get reevaluated.

 

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