Preliminary Examination: UPSC & UPPSC
(1) India & World Geography - Physical, Social & Economic.
Mains Examination: UPSC & UPPSC
features of the world’s physical geography.
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).
(3) 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
(4) The human migration-refugee problem of the World with a focus on India.
and boundaries with reference to Indian sub-continent.
(6) Population and
Settlements- Types and Patterns, Urbanization, Smart Cities and Smart Villages.
knowledge of U.P.- Geography- Human and Natural Resources, Climate, Soils,
Forest, Wild-Life, Mines and Minerals, Sources of Irrigation