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Detailed Micro Study Plan, TLP Geography Offline, 2016



Syllabus from Paper I

Syllabus from Paper II

Day 1

29th August

Growth and distribution of world

population, Demographic attributes

Growth, distribution and density of population,

Demographic attributes: sex-ratio, age structure, literacy rate,
work-force, dependency ratio, longevity

Day 2

30 August

Causes and consequences of migration,

Concepts of over-under-and optimum

Migration (inter-regional, intra- regional and international) and

associated problems

Day 3

31st August

Population theories, World population

problems and policies

Day 4

1st September

Social well-being and quality of life,

Population as social capital

Day 5


2nd September

Concept of a region, Types of regions and

methods of regionalisation, Growth centres
and growth poles

Health indicators, Population explosion and food security,

Demographic Dividend

Census 2011, Socio Economic and Caste Census, National

Population Register, Census of Religion etc


Day 6

3rd September

Regional imbalances, Regional development

strategies, Environmental issues in regional
planning, Planning for sustainable

Day 7

5th September


Experience of regional planning in India, Five Year Plans,

Integrated rural development programmes, Panchayati Raj and
decentralized planning, Command area development


Watershed management, Planning for backward area, desert,

drought prone, hill, tribal area development; Multi-level
planning, Regional planning and development of island
Regional disparities in economic development, Concept of
sustainable growth and development, Linkage of rivers, Special
Category States, NITI Aayog

Day 8

6th September

Day 9

7 September


8th September

Temperature and pressure belts of the world,

Heat budget of the earth, Atmospheric
circulation, Atmospheric stability and instability

Day 10




9th September

Planetary and local winds, Monsoons and jet


10th September

Air masses and frontogenesis, Temperate and

Tropical cyclones and western disturbances, Recent tropical cyclones
tropical cyclones, Types and distribution of
e.g. Hudhud, Neelam etc,

Day 13

12 September

Weather and Climate; Koppens,

Thornthwaites and Trewarthas classification
of world climates;

Day 14

13 September

Hydrological cycle, Global climatic change and

role and response of man in climatic changes

Day 15

14th September

Applied climatology and Urban climate

Floods and droughts, Climatic regions

Day 16

15th September

Mini test on Population Geography, RP and


Mini test on Population Geography, RP and Climatology

Day 11

Day 12



Mechanism of Indian monsoons and rainfall patterns, Cloud burst,

Uttarakhnad and J&K disasters

Monsoon prediction techniques, El Nino, its consequences and

prediction, Cloud burst, Uttarakhnad and J&K disasters

NAPCC, Climate change negotiations at UNFCCC etc

Day 17

16th September

Day 18

17th September


Day 19

19 September

Day 20

20th September

Day 21

Day 22

Genesis of soils, Classification and distribution

of soils, Soil profile

Soil erosion, degradation and conservation,

Factors influencing world distribution of plants
and animals

Problems of deforestation and conservation

measures, Social forestry, Agroforestry

Wild life, Major gene pool centres

Soil types and their distribution

Soil erosion, Natural vegetation

Deforestation, Desertification, Agro and social forestry

Biotic, forest and wildlife resources and their conservation, Land


21 September

Bottom topography of the Atlantic, Indian and

Pacific Oceans, Temperature and salinity of the
oceans, Heat and salt budgets


22nd September

Ocean deposits; Waves, currents and tides



Marine resources: biotic, mineral and energy


Day 23

23rd September

Day 24

24 September

Day 25

26th September

Principle of ecology, Human ecological


Day 26

27th September

Influence of man on ecology and environment,

Global and regional ecological changes and

Day 27

28 September

Ecosystem their management and

conservation, Environmental degradation,
management and conservation



Coral reefs, coral bleaching, Sea-level changes,

Law of the sea and marine pollution

Marine resources

Maritime border disputes of India



Environmental degradation

Biodiversity and sustainable development,

Environmental policy, Environmental education
and legislation.

Issues relating to environmental pollution, Landslides, Epidemics

Environmental hazards and remedial measures

Principles of environmental impact assessment and environmental

management, Environmental awareness

Day 28

29 September

Day 29

30 September

Day 30

1st October

Mini test on Biogeography, Oceanography

and Environmental Geography

Mini test on Biogeography, Oceanography and Environmental


Day 31

3rd October

Types and patterns of rural settlements,

Environmental issues in rural settlements

Types, patterns and morphology of rural settlements

Day 32

4th October

Hierarchy of urban settlements, Central Place

theories of Christaller and Losch

Urban developments



Day 33

5th October

Urban morphology: Concepts of primate city

and rank-size rule,

Morphology of Indian cities

Day 34

6th October

Functional classification of towns, Sphere of

urban influence, Rural - urban fringe, Satellite

Functional classification of Indian cities

Day 35

7th October

Problems and remedies of urbanization

Conurbations and metropolitan regions; urban sprawl, Problems of

urbanization and remedies

Day 36

8th October

Sustainable development of cities

Slums and associated problems; town planning, Smart Cities, HRIDAY


Day 37

10th October

Heartland and Rimland theories

Geographical basis of Indian federalism, State reorganisation,

Emergence of new states

Day 38

11th October

Laws of international boundaries and frontiers

Regional consciousness and inter state issues, International boundary

of India and related issues

Day 39

12th October

Systems analysis in Human geography

Cross border terrorism, Indias role in world affairs

Day 40

13th October

Von Thunens model of agricultural location,

Webers model of industrial location

Geopolitics of South Asia and Indian Ocean realm

Day 41

14 October

World economic development: measurement

and problems, Rostovs model of stages of

Land, surface and groundwater resources

Day 42

15th October

World resources and their distribution

Mineral resources

Day 43

17th October

Energy crisis, The limits to growth

Energy resources, Energy crisis

Day 44

18th October

World agriculture: Typology of agricultural

regions, Agricultural inputs and productivity




Day 45

19th October

Food and nutrition problems, Food security;

Famine: causes, effects and remedies

Day 46

20th October

World industries: Locational patterns and

problems; Patterns of world trade


Day 47

21 October

Mini Test on Settlement Geography, Economic

Geography, Political Aspects, Models and
Theories (covered till date)

Mini Test on Settlement Geography, Economic Geography, Political

Aspects, Models and Theories (covered till date)

Day 48

22nd October

Day 49

24 October

Day 50

25th October






Infrastructure: irrigation, seeds, fertilizers, power; Institutional

factors: land holdings, land tenure and land reforms

Cropping pattern, Agricultural productivity, Agricultural intensity,

Crop combination, Green revolution and its socio- economic and
ecological implications

Significance of dry farming, Livestock resources and white revolution,

Aqua - culture, Sericulture, Apiculture and Poultry

Agricultural regionalisation, Agro-climatic zones, Agroecological


Day 51

26 October


Day 52

27th October


Evolution of industries, Locational factors of cotton, jute, textile, iron

and steel and aluminium industries

Day 53

28th October


Locational factors of fertilizer, paper, chemical and pharmaceutical,

automobile, cottage and agro-based industries

Day 54

29th October


Industrial houses and complexes including public sector

undertakings, Industrial regionalisation, New industrial policies


Day 55

31st October


Day 56

1st November


Multinationals and liberalization, Special Economic Zones, Tourism

including eco - tourism.

Road, railway, waterway, airway and pipeline networks and their

complementary roles in regional development

Day 57

2nd November


Growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade, Trade

balance, Trade Policy, Export processing zones

Developments in communication and information technology and

their impacts on economy and society, Indian space programme.

Day 58

3rd November

Day 59

4th November

Day 60

5 November

Day 61

7th November

Factors controlling landform development,

Endogenetic and exogenetic forces


Day 62

8th November

Origin and evolution of the earths crust,

Fundamentals of geomagnetism





Historical perspective of Indian society; Racial, linguistic and ethnic

diversities; Religious minorities; major tribes, tribal areas and their

Mini Test on Agriculture; Industries;

Mini Test on Agriculture; Industries; Transport, Communication
Transport, Communication and Trade and
and Trade and Cultural Settings
Cultural Settings

Day 63

9th November

Physical conditions of the earths interior,



Day 64

10th November

Continental drift, Isostasy, Plate tectonics


Day 65

11th November

Recent views on mountain building,



Day 66

12th November

Earthquakes and Tsunamis


Day 67

14th November

Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape



Day 68

15th November

Denudation chronology; Channel morphology


Day 69

16th November

Erosion surfaces, Slope development


Day 70

17th November

Applied Geomorphology : Geohydrology,

economic geology and environment


Day 71

18th November

Areal differentiation

Day 72

19th November

Regional synthesis

Structure and relief

Day 73

21st November

Dichotomy and dualism

Drainage system and watersheds

Day 74

22nd November

Environmentalism, Quantitative revolution and

locational analysis, Cultural regions of the world

Physiographic regions

Space relationship of India with neighboring countries

Mini Test on Geomorphology, Perspectives Mini Test on Geomorphology, Perspectives and India: Physical
and India: Physical Settings

Day 75

23rd November

Mock 1

27th November

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Mock 2

30th November

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