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Mapping of Indian Rivers: Plan and Strategy

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    9th Apr, 2021

Because of the inclusion of a lot of topics and objectivity UPSC Prelims Exam remains quite crucial in nature. The UPSC syllabus has been designed in such a way that it demands aspirants to analyze and mug up both concepts and facts simultaneously. However, most of the time difficulties arise due to an abundance of information and data. This leads to confusion and exhaustion also. In this scenario, one needs to follow a collaborative and inclusive approach of preparation and leave no stones unturned.

Geography is considered an important subject for UPSC IAS Prelims Exam. The plethora of dimensions attached makes it one of the most difficult subjects of all. The geography syllabus for UPSC Prelims Geography contains Indian and World Geography. Geography is a static, as well as a dynamic subject, and is loaded with a lot of facts. The Physiographic Division Of India

Indian Geography holds immense potential from the UPSC exam point of India. It is evident from the Previous Year Question Papers of prelims and mains exam that Indian Geography forms an important constituent. Physiographic division in Indian Geography remains pivotal among all as the previous year's questions reveal. The rivers of India is one of the important physiographic division. The previous year's papers reveal that there are one or two questions from this portion every year. The rivers of India are diverse in nature. The Indian river system has been divided into 2 parts: Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers. The Himalayan rivers, on the one hand, are evergreen in nature and have plenty of water throughout the year the peninsular rivers are seasonal in nature and there is a dearth of water in a particular season. The Himalayan drainage has a large network of rivers like the Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmputra river system. These rivers trace their origin from Himalayan peaks and glaciers and have a lot of tributaries. Opposite to this peninsular rivers are often emerging from the peninsular peeks and mountains so they have a lesser number of tributaries in comparison to their northern counterparts. Narmada, Cauvery, The Godavari are prominent peninsular rivers in India.

The place of origin, course, and place where they are falling into the sea are the salient portions from where the maximum questions arise in the exam. This place is often denoted on the map and one is supposed to identify the place or river in question. This is the point where the importance of a map is realized. A good atlas could be your savior in this regard. The previous year questions can be referred to get a glimpse of the type and nature of questions.

Once we have gone through the nature and types of questions let's have a glance at the various resources that are needed to be referred for preparation. The NCERT Books can be a reliable source of information. Geography atlas is a must to get a mastery over the subject. The dynamic portion can be prepared from the daily newspaper and a good website. There should be dynamic and static interlinking of subjects to get the latest updates on the topic. Very often the questions are based on the areas that remain in news more often.

The entire practice can be cut short with a single resource that is Prelims Sampoorna Geography Mapping launched by GS Score. This compilation serves every nook and corner of mapping and has been compiled keeping the static and dynamic part altogether. This compilation is significant from a revision point of view also as the information has been kept in pointwise format.


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