[Geography Lecture] World Geography- China, Japan, Russia & South East Asia: Resources distribution for GS Mains

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  1. Prologue
  2. G10/P1: World Geography- China
  3. G10/P2: World Geography- Japan
  4. G10/P3: World Geography- Russia
  5. G10/P4: World Geography- South East Asia


  • After this lecture, mains result came out, so Ms.Rajtanil won’t be conducting any more sessions till her own UPSC interview is over. So, geography series is suspended from this point, till further developments.
  • 10th April 2015, Lecture on World Geography- Russia, China, Japan and South East Asia. Split into four parts.
  • PowerPoint of the lecture, available at Mrunal.org/Download
  • Medium of instruction- Hindi.
  • English version not possible for the moment, because faculties are required to teach at this batch, in Hindi/Gujarati only. Besides, same content is available in English in the powerpoints.

G10/P1: World Geography- China


  1. List of Self-study topics in south Asia
  2. China: Hills, plateaus, basins, plains and deserts of China
  3. China: Dzungarian basin, Tarim Basin, Qaidam basin
  4. Climate of China: warm temperate summer and winter, tropical cyclones, Laurentian climate
  5. Vegetation in China
  6. Important rivers of China: Hwang He river, Yangtze river
  7. China Agriculture: Shandong peninsula, Manchurian basin
  8. Mineral wealth of China: Coal, iron ore, petroleum and Tin reserve.
  9. Rare earth reserve in China, its importance, environmental damage and Chinese monopoly and Japan-India rare earth agreement
  10. Industrial regions of China: Mukden triangle, Bo Hai economic rim (Beijing-Tiajin region), Yangtze-Shanghai basin , Guangzhou region

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/CPF7t302nZE

G10/P2: World Geography- Japan


  1. Japan: Islands of Japan, Physical geography, climate, agriculture and indoor farming.
  2. Fishery in Japan- why flourishing? Whaling problem and international opposition.
  3. Verdict of International court of justice on Japanese whaling prog.
  4. Mineral reserves in Japan: coal, petroleum, iron ore, copper reserves.
  5. Industrial regions of Japan: Hokkaido island, Kwanto plain, Nagoya plain, Kinki plain, Kyushu plain
  6. Geographical Strength and weaknesses of Japan

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/V6XVpJUQlGk

G10/P3: World Geography- Russia


  1. Russia: Brief geographical facts
  2. Seas around Russia, important ports of Russia.
  3. Crimean peninsula
  4. Physical geo of Russia: Urals, Western Siberian plain, Central Siberian plateau
  5. Important rivers and lakes of Russia: Don river, River Volga, Ob-Irtysh river, Yenisei river, Lena river
  6. Climate of Russia
  7. Agriculture in Russia
  8. Mineral resources of Russia: Minerals in Urals and Siberia, Coal, Iron ore, Nickel.
  9. Energy resources of Russia: petroleum and natural gas.
  10. Industrial regions of Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volga region, Urals, Kuzbas region, Baykal region
  11. Trans-Siberian railway and its route.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/cq7ea9pDrfk

G10/P4: World Geography- South East Asia


  1. Myanmar: Physical geography, Shan plateau and ethnic diversity
  2. Thailand: Physical geography, and Korat plateau.
  3. Physical geography of Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
  4. Rivers of Asia: Salween river, Irrawaddy river, Mekong river, Chao Phraya river
  5. Climate of SE Asia: Monsoon pattern in SE Asia, Typhoons in late summer
  6. Agriculture in SE Asia: Rubber and palm oil, Coconut and sugarcane, Cocoa cultivation, Status of agriculture in SE Asia
  7. Mineral, coal and tin reserves of SE Asia.
  8. Oil and Gas reserves of Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei.
  9. Industrial development in SE Asia

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/lezSVbnkHeg.

Mrunal recommends

  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books
  2. Environment by ShankarIAS
  3. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  4. Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania (Hindi | English)
  5. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  6. Bipin Chandra: Post Independence
  7. Fast-track to Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
  8. MK Pandey’s Analytical Reasoning
  9. Disha’s Topicwise Paperset (Hindi | English)
  10. School Atlas
  11. Mains: Language papers
  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books 4 History,Geo,Sci
  2. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  3. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  4. Maths: Quantam CAT Sarvesh Kumar
  5. Objective General English SP Bakshi
  6. Word Power made Easy -Norman Lowe
  7. Topic wise Solved Paperset by Disha

So far 101 Comments posted

  1. kh diana

    Congrats, maam…may god bless u.

  2. kh diana

    Congrats, maam…may god bless u.,,

  3. subhash rai

    thank u sir for this outstanding lecture

  4. Daniel

    Mam Advance Best Wishes to crack CSE in 2014-2015 batch

  5. Daniel


    There is a broad difference in your teaching from earlier to present.

    I would say your earlier strategical teaching was far better than the present (it doesn’t mean your lectures are not good)

    Your earlier lectures were made us to analyze more things.

    Anyways you are BETTER than the best as a teacher or motivator or someone who can help a lot many people without any expectation.

    I’m pretty sure that you must not be knowing that how many people (Real number of persons) follow you.

    Genuinely you are fulfilling your dream of serving the society as a responsible Indian citizen. Thanks a lot.

  6. sreedhar

    congratulations & all the best madam

  7. sneha

    Anyone has received …E summon letter?? Any idea what is duration of the first batch??

  8. Ishu

    Best of luck mam …..
    Thanks for the wonderful lectures πŸ™‚

  9. ias

    congratulation for mains exam result.

    Best of luck for interview.

    madam – you are teaching geography in very good way.

    you make geography subject easily understandable to anybody.

    Thanks madam

  10. sathya

    Vt prayers and gud vshes ..thanks a lot mam ..let Almighty be vt u to cum out in flying colours . .

  11. sudheer

    1st of all
    congrats Rajtanil mam for ur success in mains.
    u will surely crack the interview.
    we all
    pray 4 u.
    all the best…

    after interview
    plz come back
    complete the remaining of geography lectures

    we r waiting …….,..,.

  12. Rikku

    Congrates !!
    Please share the PDF link for geography lecture.

    Thanks a lot

  13. sayandeep

    Mrunal sir when will u post lecture on economic survey based human devolopment….specially MMR IMR etc ranking data…

  14. Hemant D.

    Mam plz give some advice about
    Which is the best for UPSC?
    I am from non-english background.
    plz rly me urjently.

  15. Aryan


    There are eleven standard time Zones.

    Source :

    Last Paragraph .
    Class 6

    From 2010 to 2013 Russia had 9 Time zones. But from 2014 Russia is back with 11 time zones.

    All the best Mam πŸ™‚

  16. Salman Ahmad


  17. siddharth

    Thanks for all your help mam. Your teaching was too good. All the best for your last shot ahead!!

  18. Sanket Sudke

    Congrats for passing the Mains. Best of Luck for the Interview and Thanks for teaching geography so efficiently.

  19. murali

    all the best mam

  20. neha

    Congratsss madam….but for me u stand irreplacable interms of ur depth over d subject and the lucidity wd which it was imparted..u would b missed..but all my wishes for ur success..

  21. sowmya

    all the best mam from bottom of my heart..u vl definately clear.

  22. praveen_r

    Ms.Rajtanil Madam, what was your optional, was it Geography ?

  23. ASHISH


  24. Wreggie

    Thumbs up maam and best of luck for the interview. May God’s blessings be always with u.

  25. muneshkumarm

    may almighty bestow on you the success in both the interview and final result…..all d best…..thanq for teaching geography and made it easy and approachable mam….

  26. nikhil

    ma’am i am a science student studying in iit madras i am attending your all lectures of geography but worrying about the exam that will it be sufficient or should i read more for IAS.
    ma’am i need to be an IAS
    please suggest me for doing some better

  27. jayashree

    Thanks mam for all the geography lectures.Congratulations and all d best for the interview.

  28. amit

    dear mam ,
    congrats ! can u provide other subject lectures after yr interview as u r providing for economy and geography. these r very helpful for us who can not afford coaching classes. plz reply mam.
    thanks and regards

  29. mnu

    how to test my prepration for a particultar subject. please sugges some useful mcq books or mcq material. please rply friends

  30. Raj Ranjan

    Thank’s a lot…………………..

  31. snb

    sir in kpsc(karnataka)prelims refering from ur meterial &sugestions i was able to answer lot of qution. thak u sir.

  32. Mann

    Congratulations… and All the best for interview..
    @Mrunal&Rajtanil : It is a great work you are doing by providing lectures so that a rural student like me can also prepare for civil services while studying in their villages.

  33. Aayush

    None can beat her geography lectures. Kudos. All the best for the interview mam.

      1. def

        then pls sir ,upload ur lectures on utube

  34. Dhananjaya k

    Nepal is declared national emergency due to the earthquake occured in the surroundings of kathmandu

  35. durgam

    lectures are excellent and all the best for interview ……madam.

  36. MisfitMedico

    I am not able to find the ppt of geography lectures.
    Kindly help me in finding it.

  37. ric123

    Power point slides of Japan in world geography is not available in download section. Please upload the same.

  38. kai greene

    maam, wen will u upload the remaining lectures…
    we have been waiting for arnd 3 weeks now,,,, pls do so

  39. jordan

    this world geo part – with so much detail oriented city of various country – is it necessary for prelims or this is for mains? (pardon my ignorance)

  40. mohit

    Mam, when this syllabus is likely to finish?

  41. Swap

    Thanx πŸ™‚

  42. jerry

    Can anyone tellme which book is discover geography??I can’t find it online.

  43. Anshul sharma

    I am civil engineer. i am planning for taking geography as my optional subject, as i have concept on geology, soil, hydrology, irrigation, water resource , environment etc but all in technical term covered in my b.tech. i want to know that will it be a edge or its mere illusion. seeing the syllabus, a very lengthy..iam confused. please suggest

  44. pulkit

    please provide with the powerpoint presentations for world resource distribution

  45. saurabh tiwari

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