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Human geography is an important topic in the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Civil Services Exam, which is a highly competitive exam for recruitment into the Indian Civil Services. The exam has three stages, namely, the Preliminary Exam, the Main Exam, and the Interview.

In the Preliminary Exam, human geography is covered under the Paper I – General Studies, which includes topics such as Indian and world geography, environmental ecology, and biodiversity. Human geography is particularly important in understanding the social and economic aspects of geography, such as population growth, migration, urbanization, regional disparities, and globalization.

In the Main Exam, human geography is covered under the Paper VI – Optional Subject. Candidates can choose human geography as their optional subject and the syllabus includes topics such as cultural geography, economic geography, political geography, and social geography.

Human geography is an important subject in the UPSC exam as it helps in understanding the complex relationship between humans and the environment, which is essential for effective governance and policymaking. It is also important for candidates who want to work in fields such as urban planning, regional development, social welfare, and international relations.

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A. Demography

  • Concept of human resources
  • Population distribution
  • Factors of population distribution – Physical factors
  • Socio-cultural factors
  • Demographic factors

World population distribution

  • Ecumene
  • Non-ecumene
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