Are questions on maps asked in UPSC?

Yes, questions based on maps asked in UPSC-CSE prelims. Studying atlas is an important part of IAS Exam preparation. Questions asked from Geography varies from 8-15 every year. Out of which 1-3 questions are asked from map based questions. Atleast one map based question is asked from current events. Some important topics to cover while preparing maps are:

  • International relations
  • International organisations
  • Physical features
  • World Heritage Sites
  • National Parks
  • Biosphere reserves
  • Minerals deposits
  • Important cities
  • Rivers
  • Passes
  • Straits
  • Places in news

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