Mock Test 1 – IAS Geography Main 2008 – Physical Geography

GEORAPHY: PAPER – I: Physical Geography 

 

Download (5 Page PDF file – Content & Schedule of Test Series with Evaluation Methodology and Indicators) at: IAS GEOGRAPHY MAIN MOCK TEST SERIES 2008

 

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 CONTENT:

1.Geomorphology: Factors controlling landform development; endogenetic  and exogenetic forces; Origin and evolution of the earth’s crust; Fundamentals of geomagnetism; Physical conditions of the earth’s interior; Geosynclines; Continental drift; Isostasy; Plate tectonics; Recent views on mountain building; Vulcanicity; Earthquakes and Tsunamis; Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape development ; Denudation chronology; Channel morphology; Erosion surfaces; Slope development ; Applied Geomorphology : Geohydrology, economic geology and environment. 

 

2.Climatology: Temperature and pressure belts of the world; Heat budget of the earth; Atmospheric circulation; atmospheric stability and instability. Planetary and local winds; Monsoons and jet streams; Air masses and fronto genesis, Temperate and tropical cyclones; Types and distribution of precipitation; Weather and Climate; Koppen’s, Thornthwaite’s and Trewartha’s classification of world climates; Hydrological cycle; Global climatic change and role and response of man in climatic changes, Applied climatology and Urban climate. 

 

3.Oceanography:  Bottom topography of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans; Temperature and salinity of the oceans; Heat and salt budgets, Ocean deposits; Waves, currents and tides; Marine resources: biotic, mineral and energy resources; Coral reefs, coral bleaching; sea-level changes; law of the sea and marine pollution. 

 

4.Biogeography:  Genesis of soils; Classification and distribution of soils; Soil profile; Soil erosion, Degradation and conservation; Factors influencing world distribution of plants and animals; Problems of deforestation and conservation measures; Social forestry; agro-forestry; Wild life; Major gene pool centres. 

 

5. Environmental Geography:  Principle of ecology; Human ecological adaptations; Influence of man on ecology and environment; Global and regional ecological changes and imbalances; Ecosystem their management and conservation; Environmental degradation, management and conservation; Biodiversity and sustainable development; Environmental policy; Environmental hazards and remedial measures; Environmental education and legislation. 

 

IAS : General Studies Main 2008 – Distance Learning Programme : Study Material

  

 

 

 IAS MAIN MOCK TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2008 ( ANSWER WRITING EVALUATION PROGRAMME ) 

 

 

 IAS DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMMEBased on Revised Syllabus of IAS Main Exam

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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