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    Download Civil Service Main Geography Exam Previous Years Question Papers

    Civil Services Examination is taken by a number of candidates each year. Candidates of various educational backgrounds find the Civil Services as a premiere examination and thus take the test. The Civil Service Main examination is held by the UPSC after the preliminary exam (CSAT) and is only taken by the successful candidates of the preliminary examination.

    Exam pattern:

    This exam is a long process because it is made up of nine papers. Out of the nine, two papers are optional and can be chosen by the candidate as per his or her liking. Geography is among one of the top subjects to be given preference by the aspiring candidates. Geography is divided into Paper I and Paper II each being of 300 marks.

    Syllabus for Geography of Civil Service Main Exam:

    Paper I encompasses principles of Geography and covers the following topics:-

    Environmental Geography
    Economic Geography
    Human Geography
    Regional Planning
    Population and Settlement Geography
    Models, Theories and Laws in Human Geography

    Paper II has the following:-

    Physical Setting
    Transport, Communication and Trade
    Cultural Setting
    Regional Development and Planning
    Contemporary Issues
    Political Aspects

    Duration of Geography paper in Civil Service Main Exam:

    Each paper of Geography is of three hours duration and held on the same day with some minutes of break in between. Each paper is of 300 marks containing of descriptive questions.

    Scoring pattern:

    Candidates are awarded marks based on the quality of the answers and fulfillment of the question asked. No negative marking is done in this paper.

    Previous years question papers of Geography:

    Aspiring candidates can download previous year questions of Geography from the attachment.

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