Geography Previous Year Questions – Topic Wise
|Sr. No.||Topic Name||Previous Year Questions|
|A)||Physical Geography||Click Here|
|D)||Indian Geography: Map-Based Questions||Click Here|
|E)||Indian Geography: Mountains, Glaciers and Associated Landforms||Click Here|
|F)||Indian Geography: Rocks, Soil, Minerals and Other Natural Resources||Click Here|
|G)||Indian Geography: Rivers, Lakes and Lagoons||Click Here|
|H)||Indian Geography: Location, Climate, Forests etc||Click Here|
|I)||Agriculture and Geography||Click Here|
|J)||Indian Geography: Roads, Railways, Ports and Airports||Click Here|
|K)||Indian Geography: Industries and Other Major Projects||Click Here|
|L)||World Geography – Geographical Features and Natural Resources||Click Here|
|M)||World Geography – Map-Based Questions||Click Here|
Topic-Wise Analysis of Geography PYQs
|6. Geography||No. of Questions (2011-2023)||No. of Questions (1995-2023)||% Weightage (2011-2023)||% Weightage (1995-2023)|
|A) Physical Geo – Geopmorphology||13||37||10%||9%|
|B) Physical Geo – Climatology||22||62||16%||15%|
|C) Physical Geo – Oceanography||11||19||8%||4%|
|D) Indian Geo – Map Based Questions||6||19||4%||4%|
|E) Indian Geo- Mountains, Glaciers etc.||7||24||5%||6%|
|F) Indian Geo – Rocks, Soil, Minerals etc.||9||24||7%||6%|
|G) Indian Geo – Rivers, Lakes, Lagoons||18||44||13%||10%|
|H) Indian Geo – Location, Climate and Forests||9||33||7%||8%|
|I) Indian Geo – Agriculture||19||43||14%||10%|
|J) Indian Geo – Roads, Railway and Ports||3||19||2%||4%|
|K) Indian Geo – Industries and Major Projects||0||24||0%||6%|
|L) World Geo – Features and Natural Resources||7||34||5%||8%|
|M) World Geo – Map Based Questions||10||43||7%||10%|
About Geography PYQs
Around 8-10 questions each year are from Geography, as the analysis of previous year question papers suggest. With exception of 2-3 map based questions, rest of the questions are usually static. As you can see below, there is good weightage to India’s physical geography.
We’ve listed the various topics from Geography which will help you understand what exactly Geography in CSE Prelims consists of. Studying by sticking to the topics like listed here will also help a lot to get clarity in the subject.
Geography-Detailed Topic Wise Syllabus Based on PYQs
A) Physical Geography
The earth, origin, evolution, the interior of the earth, distribution of oceans and land, earthquakes, vulcanism, planetary system, important landforms, rocks, soil and minerals, geomorphic processes
Atmosphere, climate, rains, clouds, cyclones, winds, insolation various climates and associated forest types
Oceanography, oceans and associated landforms, ocean currents, and other related geographical features e.g. tides, isobars and isotherms etc.
D) Indian Geography: Map-Based Questions
Questions that can be answered on the basis of knowledge of India’s map, important places, state boundaries, longitude/latitude etc.
E) Indian Geography: Mountains, Glaciers and Associated Landforms
Indian geography – hills, mountain ranges and glaciers, associated landforms like valleys, passes etc.
F) Indian Geography: Rocks, Soil, Minerals and Other Natural Resources
Indian geography – soil, soil types and their distribution, rocks and minerals, distribution of other natural resources
G) Indian Geography: Rivers, Lakes and Lagoons
Indian geography – important rivers, tributaries and river basins, associated landforms, lakes and lagoons
H) Indian Geography: Location, Climate, Forests etc
Indian geography – important geographical features, climate types in India, different forest types, monsoon
I) Agriculture and Geography
Important crops, their seasons, their production, major crop-producing areas, irrigation, various agriculture techniques etc.
J) Indian Geography: Roads, Railways, Ports and Airports
Indian geography – Indian transport system, roads, railways, airports, river and sea ports.
K) Indian Geography: Industries and Other Major Projects
Indian geography – location of major industries and large projects e.g. dams, electricity generation plants, irrigation projects etc.
L) World Geography – Geographical Features and Natural Resources
World geography – important geographical features – mountains, rivers, trenches, deserts, oceans etc., important places, distribution of natural resources
M) World Geography – Map-Based Questions
Questions that can be answered on the basis of knowledge of the world map, important countries and cities, national boundaries, longitude/latitude, and location of important geographical features.
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