Recommended books for GEOGRAPHY Optional For IAS 2016

Recommended books for GEOGRAPHY Optional For IAS 2016

Paper-I

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  1. Physical Geography – Majid Hussain/ Savindra Singh
  2. Modern Physical Geography – Strahler and Strahler  (Optional)
  3. Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
  4. Physical Geography Made Simple – Rupa Publication
  5. Dictionary of Physical Geography – Penguin
  6. Evolution of Geographical Thought – Majid Hussain
  7. Economic and Social Geography Made Simple – Rupa Publication
  8. Models in Geography – Majid Hussain
  9. Dictionary of Human Geography
  10. Oxford Student Atlas

Paper-II

  1. India – A Comprehensive Geography  – Khullar
  2. Regional Planning in India – Mahesh Chand
  3. India Year Book – Publication Division
  4. Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazines

 

Books recommended by Mr.Abhiram AIR 4/CSE 2010 on indian officer forum

Booklist for Geography Mains

  1. Physical Geography by Savindra Singh
  2. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Che Leong
  3. Ncert 11th & 12th geography textbooks (can be downloaded free online from official NCERT website.)
  4. Human Geography by Majid Hussain
  5. Evolution Of Geographical Thought by Majid Hussain
  6. Indian Geography by Khullar
  7. Geographic theories by K.Siddartha or Majid husain
  8. The Orient blackswan Atlas
  9. Oxford atlas
  10. Spectrum’s geography guide for illustrations & miscellaneous topics
  11. Made Simple series of Rupa publication (2 books)
  12. Shankar sir’s class notes

Paper 1

  • Geomorphology/climatolgy & oceanography – Physical geography by savindra singh
  • Biogeography & ecology part of environmental geography – Rupa series
  • Contemporary areas of bio/environmental geography – no specific preparation. Just what i read in magazines & newspapers
  • Human geo theories – Human Geography By Majid Husain
  • World agriculture in economic geo – Models, theories & processes by Siddartha &
  • Certificate Physical and Human geography by goh cheng leong
  • Population geo –  Human Geography By Majid Husain
  • Settlement geo – Spectrum’s geography guide (Ed. I think author is “Rajiv Ahir”)
  • Regional planning – mainly handouts given by shankar sir (photocopy from some textbook)
  • Models, theories & laws – Geographic theories by Siddartha & parts from Majid husain

Paper 2 (Indian Geography)

  • Regional development & planning – mainly handouts given by shankar sir (photocopy from some textbook)
  • Settlements – NCERT & Spectrum’s geography guide
  • Political geo – no specific material, just class discussions with shankar sir
  • Contemporary issues – no specific preparation. Just what i read in magazines & newspapers
  • For the rest about india, ncerts & Indian Geography by Khullar is more than sufficient

 

 

 

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