World Geography - IAS 2016

1. Introduction
2. Geography - Theories
3. The Solar System
4. The Earth
5. The Solar and Lunar Eclipses
6. Spring and Neap Tides
7. The Atmosphere
8. The Hydrosphere
9. The Oceans
10. The Rock System
11. Earth Quakes
12. Types of Soils
13. Agriculture
14. Agriculture Products
15. World Minerals
16. World Deserts
17. World Lakes
18. Important Seas in the World
19. Important Rivers in the World
20. Important Islands
21. World Mountains
22. Economic Geography
23. Human Geography


1. Geography - 1: Place of the Earth in the Universe, Galaxy and its constituents, Solar system and its constituents, Theories of the earth origin
2. Geography - 2: The earth's interior, The Rocks, The  Geomorphic Process (endogenetic and exogenetic process) - Flow Chart, Folds. 
3. Geography - 3: Faults, Origin of Continents and Oceans, 
a. Tetrahedral Theory  b. Continental Drift Theory  c. Plate Tectonic Theory. 
4. Geography - 4: Fluvial Land forms, Aeolian Land forms, Karst Land forms.
5. Geography - 5: Glacier Land Forms, Marine Land forms, Weathering, Erosion, Introduction to climate. 
6. Geography - 6: Composition of Atmosphere, Structure of Atmosphere, Insolation, Pressure Belts, Winds
7. Geography - 7: Variable winds, Condensation (Clouds), Precipitation, Climatic Regions of The World, Related Terms of Climatology, Oceanography (Ocean Bottom Relief). 
8. Geography - 8: Coral Reefs, Salinity, Currents (Atlantic Ocean).
9. Geography - 9: Pacific Ocean Currents, Indian Ocean Currents, The Sun Light Zones of Oceans, The Tides, Marine Resources, Evolution of Human Beings. 
10. Geography - 10: Racial Classification of India, Demography of World, Population Theories (Malthusian Theory, Demographic Transition Theory), Concepts of Over under and Optimum populations, Population problems of Underdeveloped countries (Due to Over Population)
11. Geography - 11: Population problems of Under Population, Population problems of Advanced countries, Migrations, Introduction to economic geography, Agriculture (Rice)
12. Geography - 12: Wheat, Tea, Coffee, Sugar cane, cotton, Cattle, Fishes, Mining. 
13. Geography - 13: Minerals (Iron, Coal, Crude Oil, Diamonds, Gold), Trade and Trade Associations.
14. Geography - 14: Transportation, Road Ways and Railways
15. Geography - 15: Pipelines, Water Transportations (India and World), Air Transportation, Settlements (Rural and Urban), Tourism.   


Indian Geography

1. Geography - 16: Introduction to India, India's Relations with Neighbouring Countries. 
2. Geography - 17: The Relief of India (Physical Settings of India), The Himalayas, The Northern Plains.
3. Geography - 18: The Peninsular India, The Coastal Plains, The Islands, The Climate (Meteorological department classification), Monsoons (Mechanisms) 
4. Geography - 19: Southern Oscillations and El-Nino, The Progress of Monsoons in India, Distribution of Rail Fall, peculiarities of Indian Climate, Climatic Regions of India, Drainage (Himalayan Drainage System, Indus, Ganga (Brahmaputra)
5. Geography - 20: Brahmaputra, Peninsular Drainage System, Inland Drainage System.
Soils, Geological Classification, (ICAR Classification)   
6. Geography - 21: ICAR Classification for Soils of India, Soil Horizons (Profile), Soil Erosion, Soil Conservation Methods, World's Soil Classification given by Marbut and CSCS Classification, Forest Introduction. 
7. Geography - 22: Major Classification of Forests, Legal and Administrative classification of Forests, Concept of Social Forestry, Forest Cover as per 12th Report of Forest Survey of India, National Forest Policies (1952, 1980, 1988), Wild Life, Conservations, Institutions and Boards, Biosphere, Introduction of Agriculture.
8. Geography - 23: Salient Features of Agriculture, Problems and Solutions of Agriculture, Agricultural Regions of India, Green Revolution. 
9. Geography - 24: Land Utilisation, Minerals, India;s position in Mineral resources, Major and Minor Mineral Belts, 
Industries: Classification, Major and Minor industrial Regions, Factors influencing the location of industries, Population Statistics. 
10. Geography - 25: Population Growth Since 1901, Distribution and Density of Population and the factors effecting, Population Problems, Population Policies (1951, 1981, 2000).