How Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong is helpful in UPSC Exam Preparation.
The Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong is one of the sources recommended by many IAS experts to cover geography part of the UPSC Syllabus and this source plays a major part especially in answering geography questions of General Studies Paper I of UPSC Prelims exam.
Why the Certificate Physical and Human Geography Book for UPSC Exam?
The Certificate Physical and Human Geography is an accepted source by all the IAS aspirants’ to learn about climate change, climatic patterns, desserts, glaciers, types of natural vegetation, mountain chains, minerals or any other natural phenomenon.
The book contains much of geographical knowledge that one needs to possess, hence IAS aspirants appearing for UPSC Civil Services Exam and candidates aspiring for other competitive exams highly rely on the book.
How the book is helpful for the aspirants’ in the IAS Mains Exam Preparation
This book covers the basic details of most topics of physical and human geography in an easy to understand language with many illustrations, photographs, and maps along with detailed explanation.
The book is divided into two main sections and they are:
1. The first section deals with physical geography
This section covers in-depth information about existing
- land masses
- oceans, types of winds
- mountain types
- rainfall and its global patterns and such existing natural phenomenon
The detailed information on these topics is presented in a well-illustrated manner that makes reading a pleasure.
It also has information on Earth’s crust and the various natural forces present in our world. Also, there is a detailed section on earthquakes and volcanoes.
2. The second section deals with global climatic zones
This section covers the
- Existing global climatic zones of Savanna, Steppe, Mediterranean, Equatorial and Tropical Monsoon Climate
- Aspects of Human Geography spread over these varied climatic zones
- The types of agriculture practiced,
- The urban centers,
- Mineral wealth and
- Developed industrial belts
At the end of every topic, a set of relevant questions is given which IAS aspirants’ can practice and make a self-analysis about having obtained clarity of the topic presented.
The book is considered very helpful by IAS aspirants appearing for Civil Services Preliminary Examination and candidates writing other prestigious competitive examinations that test general knowledge, which includes knowledge of geography.