Based on analysis of the previous year’s geography paper for the CDS Exam, some crucial topics have been identified that require attention if you are planning to take the upcoming CDS exam. The following are the areas where students should dedicate their time in order to achieve high scores in geography for your general knowledge in CDS exam:-
Physical Geography: Gain knowledge about Earth’s structure and composition, understand plate tectonics and geological phenomena, explore different landforms such as mountains, plateaus, plains, and important Islands of the world. Study oceans, seas, and major rivers, along with climate patterns and weather conditions. Familiarize yourself with natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.World Geography: Focus on continents and their significant features. Learn about major mountain ranges like the Himalayas, Andes, and Alps, as well as prominent rivers, lakes, deserts, islands, and archipelagos. Understand the importance of straits and canals such as the Strait of Hormuz and Panama Canal.
Indian Geography: Pay attention to India’s physical features, including the Himalayas, Western Ghats, and Gangetic Plains. Study major rivers and lakes like the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Dal Lake, and familiarize yourself with different climate zones in India. Gain knowledge about national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and biosphere reserves. Know the states, union territories, and their capitals, as well as important cities and industrial centers in India. And important Islands of the country.
Economic Geography: Explore agriculture and major crops across the world, understand mineral resources and mining areas, and learn about different energy resources like coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Familiarize yourself with industrial regions and manufacturing hubs, as well as trade and transportation routes across land, sea, and air.
Environmental Issues: Stay informed about climate change and global warming, understand the impact of deforestation, and be aware of water and air pollution and their effects. Learn about biodiversity and ongoing conservation efforts.
Additionally, it is important to study maps of both India and the world to become familiar with the locations of various countries, cities, physical features, and important landmarks.