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Geography Books Paper - I

• Physical geography - Savinder Singh


• The Earth's dynamic surface - K. Sidhartha
• Physical geography - Strahler & Strahler
• Climatology - D.S. Lal
• Physical geography made simple - Rupa
• Oceanography - Sharma & Vital
• Biogeography - Savinder Singh
• Evolution of geographical thoughts - Majid Hussain and Adhikari
• Economic geography - K. Sidhartha
• Economic and social geography made simple - Rupa
• Urban geography - K. Sidhartha
• Human geography - Majid Hussain
• Geography of population - R.C. Chandra
• Regional Planning in India - hand & Puri
• Political geography - Dixit
Geography Books Paper - II
• Physical environment - NCERT
• NCERT Class XII
• India: Physical aspects - K Sidhartha
• Geography of India - Mamoria
• Agricultural geography - Majid Hussain
• Agricultural problems in India - Sadhu and Singh
• Economic & Commercial geography of India - Mamoria
• India's urbanisation and urban systems - R. Ramachandran
• Regional planning in India - Chand and Puri
• Political geography - Dixit
• India: political aspects - K. Sidhartha

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Suggested
Geography Books for IAS
Booklist in the perspective of changed syllabus
Geomorphology
The Earth's Dynamic Surface - By K. Siddhartha
Geomorphology - By Bloom
Geomorphology - By Sparks
Economic Geology - By Shackleton
Environmental Geology - By Valdiya
Climatology
Atmosphere Weather and Climate - By K. Siddhartha
Climate History and Modem Man - By Chorley
Science and Wonders of Atmosphere – By Gedzelman
Bio & Environmental Geog. Biosphere A Geography of Life - By Dr.
Thomas and K. Siddhartha
Environmental Geology -ByValdiya
Living in the Environment - By Miller
Settlement Geography- Cities Urbanization and Urban System - By
K. Siddhartha & S. Mukherjee
Urban Geography - By Herbert Thomas
Indian Industrial Geography Indian industry a geographical
perspective - By S. Mukherjee and K. Siddhartha
Indian Economy - By Uma Kapila
General Reading environmental concerns and strategies - By T. N.
Khoshoo
Development Indicators -Oxford University Press.
Environmental Hazards - published by Ministry of Environment and
forest.
How to prepare
These changes are not at all mind boggling. They can be tackled
with élan if thoughtful inputs goes into the preparation. And here
comes the role of coaching institutes. Quality education to IAS
aspirants will be of paramount importance in their preparation.
What an individual candidate can accumulate in a year or so,
institutes can make the candidate assimilate in a couple of
months.
Also, to add to our discussion, these changes in the syllabus are
also beneficial to the aspirants in some way. Like, as Geography
is tending to become multi-disciplinary it would provide more
coverage for general studies. Furthermore, the non-serious
candidates can be weeded out by this process.
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REFERENCE BOOKS FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION :
1. 6th to 12th NCERT Books for Geography.
2. Certificate of Physical Geography - Goh Cheng Leong.
3. Physical Geography -Savindra Singh
4.Physical Geography - Made simple series - Rupa Publications
5. Economic & Commercial Geography - Made Simple Series -
Rupa Publications.
6. Human and Economic Geography - Leong & Norgan
7. Human Geography - Majid Hussain.
8. Geographical thoughts - Majid Hussain.
9. Field Work - 11 th NCERT.
10. Cartography - R.L. Singh
11. Geography of India - Gopal Singh
12. Economic & Commercial Geography of India - C.B. Memoria
13. Orient longman - Atlas.
14. TTK - Atlas
15. Dictionary of Geography - Penguin
16. Spectrum guide for Geography.
17. Siddhartha - Preliminary Question Bank.
18. Geography Guide - Narmadeshwar Prasad.
19. Brilliants
REFERENCE BOOKS FOR MAINS EXAMINATION :
Geography Books Paper - I
• Physical geography - Savinder Singh
• The Earth's dynamic surface - K. Sidhartha
• Physical geography - Strahler & Strahler
• Climatology - D.S. Lal
• Physical geography made simple - Rupa
• Oceanography - Sharma & Vital
• Biogeography - Savinder Singh
• Evolution of geographical thoughts - Majid Hussain and
Adhikari
• Economic geography - K. Sidhartha
• Economic and social geography made simple - Rupa
• Urban geography - K. Sidhartha
• Human geography - Majid Hussain
• Geography of population - R.C. Chandra
• Regional Planning in India - hand & Puri
• Political geography - Dixit
Geography Books Paper - II
• Physical environment - NCERT
• NCERT Class XII
• India: Physical aspects - K Sidhartha
• Geography of India - Mamoria
• Agricultural geography - Majid Hussain
• Agricultural problems in India - Sadhu and Singh
• Economic & Commercial geography of India - Mamoria
• India's urbanisation and urban systems - R. Ramachandran
• Regional planning in India - Chand and Puri
• Political geography - Dixit
• India: political aspects - K. Sidhartha

REFERENCE BOOKS OVERALL :


PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
• NCERT Vol -1
• Physical Geography - Bunnett
• Certificate physical and human geography - Goh, Cheng
Leong
• Physical Geography made simple
HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
• Human and Economic Geography - NCERT
• Economic Geography, Economic and Social Geography
made simple
• Penguim masters studies on geography
• The Cultural Landscape - Rubeistein
INDIAN GEOGRAPHY
• Indian geography - Rammorthy Gopalakrishnan
• Physical geography of India - S.M. Mathur
• General geography - NCERT
• Mineral of India - NBT (Wadia)
• Resources and regional development - NCERT
• Catography - R.L. Singh
• World regional geography - Fellnan
• Work book - K. Siddhartha and S. Mukherjee
• Question Bank - Surendra Singh, 1000
• Geography quiz - Muthiah