In 2013, UPSC updated the Mains syllabus for Civil Service Exam. Accordingly Paper I contains following topics of geography:

  1. Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  2. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent);
  3. Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  4. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
  5. Geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
  6. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. (In GS Paper III)

I’ve started with the third topic: (Factors responsible for location of industries). Here is the list of articles published so far. (If you’re new to this site, start reading from the bottom-up)


So far 38 Comments posted

  1. sameer

    sir can you please include more topics from Paper 3 in this geography series about crops and cropping patterns and farm subsides or include them separately but please have a post on them…. thanks

  2. Abhishek

    Mrunal Bhai please cover this topic also – Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent)

  3. Neel

    Hi Mrunal, Thanks for all these excellent write ups. Can you please create some write ups on GS 3 topics like crops and food subsidy. Also it will be very helpful if you can create some write ups on the Indian contributions in the field of S&T.

  4. satya

    Does anybody living near mukherjee nagar aur rajinder nagar have got crack geo notes?

  5. harish

    sir can you send essays in to mail that are asked frequesntly as i am preparing for IB ACIO exam and current affairs that can be asked in this exam as this is the first time i am appearing for it have no idea whether there is any negetive marking or not kindly mention it as i am in confussion whether there is any negetive marking for this exam

  6. Harsh Singh

    Can you provide a write up for changes in icecaps and water bodies and their effect on flora and fauna.else plz tell a source.i have covered the ncerts

    thanks in advance


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  15. ningtamba manipuri

    do we have to read the whole GC Leong book??? as i feel few chaps are not according to syllabus….pliz comment..

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