Topics: Demography, Plate tectonics, Population Pages: 3 (1007 words) Published: February 22, 2011
MA/MSc Geography Note: The syllabus prescribed for the entrance test has been divided into fifteen units. Each unit carries a weightage of four marks. Paper setters are required to set four multiple choice type questions with one correct or most appropriate answer separately for each unit, giving uniform representation to the whole syllabus contained therein.

SECTION-I 1. The nature, objectives and relevance of Geography 2. Various Branches of Physical and Human Geography 3. Determinism, Possibilism, Pragmatism, Radicalism, Positivism, Behaviouralism, Humanism and Quantitative approach 4. Dualism in Geography:- Regional / Systematic, Physical / Human, Historical / Contemporary 5. Races of the world- their physical and socio-economic characteristics 6. Major religious groups of the world 7. Early economic activities of mankind- (Food gathering, hunting, fishing, vegeculture and shifting cultivation) 8. Human adaptation to environment:- Eskimos, Bushman, Gujjars, Gonds SECTION-II 1. Structure of Earths Interior- a. Seismological evidence; b. Zoning of Earth 2. Wegner’s theory of Continental Drift 3. Seafloor spreading, Isostasy 4. Plate Tectonic theory 5. Earth movements:- Orogenic and Epeirogenic 6. Concept of cycle of erosion by W.M. Davis 7. Geological Time scale SECTION-III 1. Origin, classification, types and characteristics of rocks 2. Earthquakes:- origin, types and measurement 3. Exogenetic and Endogenetic processes 4. Volcanoes:- Origin, types, distribution and effects of volcanic activity 5. Weathering:- classification and types 6. Mass Movement:- Factors and Type 7. Landforms associated with Fluvial, Glacial, Arid and Karst cycles SECTION-IV 1. Composition and structure of the atmosphere; Insolation and global energy budget 2. Vertical, horizontal and seasonal distribution of temperature 3. Atmospheric Pressure and winds, Vertical and horizontal distribution of pressure 4. Planetary, periodic and local winds 5. Climatic classifications; Basis of...
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