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INTERACTIVE DISTANCE LEARNING: MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2011
Expert Guidance, Feedback & Telephonic Discussion
ANSWER WRITING EVALUATION PROGRAMME
Starting on: 26 June

GEOGRAPHY IAS MAINS TEST SERIES 2011: MODULE I (10 MOCK TESTS)
FOCUS: Answer writing skill development, Structure & presentation of answer, How to present facts, information & knowledge in the answer, Understanding actual requirement ( key words , Context & Content) of the UPSC in the different marks types questions ( 60 Marks , 30 Marks , 20 marks ) and which questions should be attempted for good score (strategy & approach) , Understanding your current state preparedness & required action plans and Framing your mind towards actual pattern, toughness and timing of the actual UPSC Examination.
Criteria for assessment of candidate performance in the written IAS exam as per UPSC instruction: “The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory”. - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Methodology for evaluation of Answer sheet: Our expert will evaluate answer sheet on following indicators and experience in the field UPSC.

EVALUATION INDICATORS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Alignment Competence Context Competence Content Competence Language Competence Introduction Competence Structure – Presentations Competence Conclusion Competence

QUESTION No. Score ( 1 – 5 )

MARKS
Score: Scale: 1- 5 5 – Outstanding 4 – Excellent 3 – Good 2 – Average 1 - Poor NOTE: 1. Total Marks in the question has been given on proper consideration of weightage of every evaluation indicators based on types of the questions and UPSC experience of the expert. 2. The score of every indicator for any question will highlight candidate’s competence performance (for understanding of the level of quality of the question and required action plans). 3. Effective feedback and comments has been marked by expert.

Proper systematization in the structure of the answer . Earthquakes and Tsunamis. economic geology and environment. endogenetic and exogenetic forces.Basic understanding of following Designed Competences ♦ Alignment Competence: . Justify etc. Erosion surfaces. Date of Mock Test * Sections Covered Topics covered 1. Illustrate . Origin and evolution of the earth’s crust. Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape development . comments & guidance. Isostasy.Present relevant information .Date of dispatch / Mock Test can be rescheduled on the demand of the aspirants. Critically examine .Focus on Key words & Tail words effectively ( Elucidate – Explain.Appropriate words at proper place . Denudation chronology. Discuss .Incorporate your opinion from different perspective in a balance manner GEOGRAPHY IAS MAINS TEST SERIES 2011: MODULE I (10 MOCK TESTS) Number of Mock Tests : 10 Fee : Rs 6000 Nature : Flexible . Oceanography . Geosynclines. Slope development .You can stretch Main Test Series Programme 2011 till 25 Sept 2011(Last Mock Test). Climatology Test 1 26 June 2011 3. Vulcanicity.Logical structure of sentence and their connectivity . figure . Comment . illustration according to the requirement of the question ♦ Introduction – Conclusion Competence: .Proper consideration of priority and focus of given ideas.) ♦ Context Competence: . Fundamentals of geomagnetism.Word limits ♦ Structure – Presentation Competence: .proper visibility of idea through facts. . Answer format ( Synopsis ) of Mock Test paper SCHEDULE & CONTENT TEST No.Contextual understanding of the Questions .Give your opinion only when asked for it.Writing the answer according to the actual requirement of the questions . Physical conditions of the earth’s interior. data .Optional Subject Specific Language not used general words in the optional paper ( but In General Studies language should be simple and clear ) . What you will get: Mock Test Papers & answer sheet ( 10 Tests ) Evaluated Answer Booklet by experts with proper feedback. Argue . . Examine . 1. Applied Geomorphology : Geohydrology. Geomorphology 2. diagram . Analyze . Recent views on mountain building. Continental drift. choice of words and proper statement ♦ Content Competence : . Channel morphology.Content of the answer in the contextual framework ♦ Language Competence : . Geomorphology: Factors controlling landform development. Plate tectonics.Impressive beginning and Ending of the answer . Review . .

Factors influencing world distribution of plants and animals. regional synthesis. Coral reefs. Problems of deforestation and conservation measures. World resources and their distribution.Oceanography: Bottom topography of the Atlantic. Temperature and salinity of the oceans. Population and Settlement Geography 3. concepts of over-under-and optimum population. demographic attributes. Human ecological adaptations. Social forestry. Energy crisis. 6. Heat and salt budgets. Indian and Pacific Oceans. Koppen’s. Thornthwaite’s and Trewartha’s classification of world climates. Types and distribution of precipitation. 7. World agriculture: typology of agricultural regions. coral bleaching. Hydrological cycle. the limits to growth. human and welfare approaches. atmospheric stability and instability. Global climatic change and role and response of man in climatic changes. Influence of man on ecology and environment. Economic Geography: World economic development: measurement and problems. . Global and regional ecological changes and imbalances. Heat budget of the earth. Monsoons and jet streams. Degradation and conservation. 5. Social well-being and quality of life. Perspectives in Human Geography: Areal differentiation. Biodiversity and sustainable development. Population theories. Languages. sea-level changes. Ecosystem their management and conservation. Ocean deposits. Weather and Climate. Dichotomy and dualism. agro-forestry. Atmospheric circulation. world population problems and policies. Economic Geography Test 3 24 July 2011 8. Human development index. Causes and consequences of migration. World industries: locational patterns and problems. Quantitative revolution and locational analysis. Environmental Geography: Principle of ecology. Soil erosion. Biogeography: Genesis of soils. Environmental policy. Temperate and tropical cyclones. 4. Wild life. Environmentalism. Air masses and fronto genesis. currents and tides. Population and Settlement Geography: Growth and distribution of world population. Applied climatology and Urban climate. religions and secularisation. Classification and distribution of soils. radical. Soil profile. law of the sea and marine pollution 4. famine: causes. Waves. Cultural regions of the world. patterns of world trade. management and conservation. agricultural inputs and productivity. Climatology: Temperature and pressure belts of the world. Planetary and local winds. behavioural. Environmental degradation. mineral and energy resources. Environmental hazards and remedial measures. Major gene pool centres. Marine resources: biotic. Environmental education and legislation. 3. effects and remedies. Food and nutrition problems. Food security.2. Environmental Geography 6. Perspectives in Human Geography 7. Biogeography Test 2 10 July 2011 5.

Types of regions and methods of regionalisation. . environmental issues in regional planning. crop combination. 5. land capability. Models. Regional imbalances. Sphere of urban influence. Multinationals and liberalization. Floods and droughts. textile. Structure and relief. Climatic regions. Significance of dry farming. sericulture. agricultural productivity. Industry: Evolution of industries. Special Economic Zones. Green revolution and its socio. Problems and remedies of urbanization. regional development strategies. Heartland and Rimland theories. agricultural regionalisation. aqua . aluminium. Hierarchy of urban settlements. power.culture.economic and ecological implications. Theories and Laws in Human Geography: Systems analysis in Human geography. Marxian and demographic transition models. automobile.based industries. Sustainable development of cities. Drainage system and watersheds. Weber’s model of industrial location. fertilizer. Functional classification of towns. Industrial regionalisation. Test 4 7 August 2011 2. agricultural intensity. Models. agro-climatic zones. Industrial houses and complexes including public sector undertakings. Von Thunen’s model of agricultural location. 2. Regional Planning 10. Central Place theories of Christaller and Losch. apiculture and poultry. Energy crisis. Tourism including eco -tourism. Institutional factors: land holdings. chemical and pharmaceutical. seeds. iron and steel. Physical Setting: Space relationship of India with neighboring countries.Population as social capital. Laws of international boundaries and frontiers.Physical Setting 1. Ostov’s model of stages of growth. Physiographic regions. Natural vegetation. cottage and agro . energy. 4. Agriculture: Infrastructure: irrigation. surface and ground water. Tropical cyclones and western disturbances. Soil types and their distributions. Agro and socialforestry. land tenure and land reforms.Perroux and Boudeville. Resources 3. Malthusian.Regional Planning: Concept of a region. Locational factors of cotton. Cropping pattern. Mechanism of Indian monsoons and rainfall patterns. Forest and wild life resources and their conservation. Environmental issues in rural settlements. Theories and Laws in Human Geography 1. Satellite towns.urban fringe. Planning for sustainable development. Agriculture 4. Rural . Growth centres and growth poles. 3. jute. 9.Resources: Land. fertilizers. Types and patterns of rural settlements. Urban morphology: Concepts of primate city and rank-size rule. paper. Livestock resources and white revolution. New industrial policies. biotic and marine resources. agroecological regions. minerals.

Trade balance. Indian space programme. Integrated rural development programmes. Watershed management. multi-level planning.regional and international) and associated problems. Problems of agrarian and industrial unrest. Developments in communication and information technology and their impacts on economy and society. Communication and Trade: Road. 10. patterns and morphology of rural settlements. Concept of sustainable growth and development. Demographic attributes: sex-ratio. desertification and soil erosion. Population explosion and food security. longevity. Linkage of rivers.Settlements: Types. work-force.Contemporary Issues: Ecological issues: Environmental hazards: landslides. Environmental awareness. State reorganisation. Five Year Plans. tribal area development. urban sprawl. waterway. India’s role in world affairs. Growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade. Industry Test 5 21 August 2011 5. Racial. 8. airway and pipeline networks and their complementary roles in regional development. 5. Health indicators. railway. desert. Regional planning and development of island territories. Settlements 7. earthquakes. town planning. 8. Emergence of new states. Contemporary Issues . Problems of urbanization and remedies. linguistic and ethnic diversities. Population problems and policies. Functional classification of Indian cities.4. floods and droughts. Deforestation. Regional consciousness and inter state issues. Transport. epidemics. Planning for backward area. Principles of environmental impact assessment and environmental management. Political Aspects 10. intra. Regional Development and Planning Test 6 2 September 2011 9. Political Aspects: Geographical basis of Indian federalism. 6. drought prone. Cultural Setting 7.Regional Development and Planning: Experience of regional planning in India. international boundary of India and related issues. dependency ratio. migration (inter-regional. Tsunamis. Export processing zones. Panchayati Raj and decentralised planning. Slums and associated problems. religious minorities. Issues relating to environmental pollution. Transport. tribal areas and their problems. literacy rate. Globalisation and Indian economy. distribution and density of population. Cross border terrorism. Growth. Command area development. Conurbations and metropolitan regions. Geopolitics of South Asia and Indian Ocean realm. Cultural Setting: Historical Perspective of Indian Society. Regional disparities in economic development. 9. Morphology of Indian cities. Trade Policy. Changes in patterns of land use. major tribes. age structure. Communication and Trade 6. cultural regions. Urban developments. Environmental degradation. hill.

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