Plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanism are significant sections in Geomorphology. The Union Public Service Commission keeps on alternating queries between endogenic and exogenic forces every year.
In this section, you can expect significant number of questions from tropical cyclones and climatic changes.
Marine resources, which include biotic, mineral and energy resources and ocean currents are few of the important areas in Oceanography.
* Perspectives in Human Geography
* Economic Geography
* Population and Settlement Geography
Distribution of world population Causes and consequences of migration Functional classification of towns
* Regional Planning
Growth centers and growth poles
* Models, Theories and Laws in Human Geography
Systems analysis in Human Geography Central Places theories of Christaller and Losch Laws of international boundaries and frontiers
* Physical setting
Structure and relief Natural vegetation
Agricultural intensity Agro and social forestry Livestock resources and white revolution
Location factor of cottage industry
* Transport, Communication and Trade
Growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade, trade balance Developments in communication technology and its impact on economy and society
Morphology of Indian cities Conurbations and metropolitan regions Urban sprawl Slums and associated problems
* Regional Development and Planning
Decentralised planning Multi-level planning Geography and regional planning
* Political Aspects
Geographical basis of Indian federalism India and geopolitics of the Indian ocean
* Contemporary Issues
Environmental hazard like landslide Changes in pattern of land use Principles of environmental impact assessment and environmental management.