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Suggested Geography Books for IAS


We have compiled for you a list of IAS books for Geography to help you in your prepration for the IAS and other services under the UPSC. so it helps to know the best reference books for the ias exam.

Books on Geography as Optional subject for IAS Exam are as Follows:

PAPER - I: Section A: Physical Geography

Geomorphology:

  1. Physical Geography by Strahler & Strahler Buy Now
  2. Principles of Geomorphology by W.D. Thornbury Buy Now
  3. Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher Buy Now
  4. Physical Geography in Diagrams by Bunnett Buy Now
  5. Physical Geography by Savindra Singh Buy Now
  6. Geomorphology by Savindra Singh Buy Now

Climatology:

  1. Climatology by D.S.Lal Buy Now
  2. General Climatology by Critchfield Buy Now
  3. Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher
  4. Physical Geography by Strahler & Strahler Buy Now

Oceanography:

  1. Oceanography by Sharma & Vatal, NCERT
  2. Physical Geography by Savindra Singh Buy Now

Biogeography :

  1. Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher Buy Now
  2. Physical GEography by Strahler & Strahler Buy Now
  3. Section -B: Human Geography Buy Now
  4. Perspectives in Human Geography : Evolution of Geographic Thought by Majid Husain

Economic Geography:

  1. Economic Geography by Hertshorn & Alexander Buy Now
  2. Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple by Rupa Publisher Buy Now
  3. Agricultural Geography by Masjid Husain Buy Now

Population Settlement Geography:

  1. Human Geography by Majid Husain Buy Now
  2. Urbanization & Urban Systems in India by Ramachandran Buy Now
  3. Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publishers Buy Now
  4. A Geography by Population by R.C. Chandna Buy Now
  5. Regional Planning: Regional Planning - by Chand & Puri Buy Now

Environmental Geography:

  1. Environmental Geography by Savindra Singh Buy Now
  2. Environmental Awareness by R.C.Chandna Buy Now
  3. Environmental Geography by Saxena Buy Now
  4. Models, Theories and Geographys in Human Geography : Buy Now
  5. Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher Buy Now
  6. Political Geography by R.D.Dixit

MAP QUESTIONS -

  1. Any School level atlas and the maps given in the above mentioned books.

PAPER - II: GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

Section A
Physical Setting:
  1. Economic and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma & Coutinho Buy Now
  2. Geography of India - Majid Husain Buy Now
  3. Oxford School Atlas - Oxford Buy Now
  4. Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh Cheng Leong Buy Now
  5. Economic and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria
  6. A Geography of India by Gopal Singh
  7. Resources : Economical Geography - A Study of Resources by Guha and Chattoraj (NCERT books)

Agriculture:

  1. Agriculture Geography by Majid Husain Buy Now
  2. Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram Buy Now
  3. India Year Book, published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  4. Hindu's Survey on Agriculture.

Industry:

  1. Economical and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria
  2. Economical and Commercial Geography by Sharma & Coutinho Buy Now
  3. Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram Buy Now
  4. The Hindu's Survey on Industry
  5. Transport, Communication and Trade
  6. Economical and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria
  7. Economical and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma & Coutinho
  8. India Year Book published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Section B:

Cultural Setting:

  1. Human Geography by Majid Husain Buy Now
  2. Geography of Population by R.C.Chandna Buy Now
  3. NCERT Books

Settlements:

  1. Human Geography by Majid Husain Buy Now
  2. Urbanization and Urban Systems in India by Ramachandran Buy Now
  3. Regional Development and Planning Buy Now
  4. Regional Planning and Development by Chand and Puri Buy Now
  5. India Year Book
  6. Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram Buy Now
  7. Political Aspects: Modern Political Geography of India by B.L. Sukhwal. Buy Now

Contemporary Issues:

  1. Environmental Geography by Savinder Singh Buy Now
  2. India disasters - Report
  3. Environmental Awareness by R.C.Chandna
  4. Environmental Geography by Saxena Buy Now
Map Questions for paper II : Any School level Atlas & the maps in the above mentioned books.
NOTE: Current Articles on various syllabus topics in different magazines and newspapers will be quite useful for Paper - II.