Geography (Elective) Paper Marks Paper-A: Physical Geography; 70 Paper-B: Human & Regional Geography; 70 Paper-C: Map Work and Practical; 60 Total Marks: 200 The Distribution of marks for the Map Work and Practical Exam shall be as follow.
|Paper-A: Physical Geography;||70|
|Paper-B: Human & Regional Geography;||70|
|Paper-C: Map Work and Practical;||60|
|Total Marks: 200|
The Distribution of marks for the Map Work and Practical Exam shall be as follow.
|Record of Map work||10|
Examination in Lab Work, Field Survey and Field Report shall be conducted during the Practical Examination by the same Examiners.
Note:- A minimum of sixty practicals of 3 hours each shall be required in two years.(30 practicals each year). Map Work & Practical Examination will spread over two days.
DETAILS OF COURSES
PAPER-A PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
The Earth and its origin
The universe: the solar system and the Earth. Earth’s Origin, shape and size, rotation and revolution, composition and structure, distribution of land and water.
Introduction to Geological time scale.
Composition and structure of atmosphere, atmospheric temperature and pressure, winds and global circulation air masses and fronts (classification, distribution and associated weather), cyclones and weather disturbance. Hydrological Cycle, atmospheric moisture and precipitation, climatic classification: Koppen’s classification with special reference to the following types: Af, Am, Bsh, Csa and DF. Atmospheric pollution.
Internal structure of the Earth, Rocks- origin, formation and types (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic), plate tectonics, mountain building , geomorphic processes – internal and external, earthquakes, volcanic activity, weathering , mass wasting, erosion and deposition, cycle of erosion; landforms produced by surface water, ground water, wind and glaciers.
Configuration of ocean floor, ocean deposits, composition, temperature, and salinity of ocean water, movements of the ocean water; waves, currents and tides.