How to use Atlas in IAS preparation?
UPSC IAS preparation is not only about reading books and notes. It also has some interesting aspects of learning from sources like Atlas, tables, diagrams etc.
Importance of Atlas in IAS preparation
Atlas plays a crucial role in UPSC Civil Services exam, especially in Geography prelims questions. As most of the questions from geography are map based questions, students need to be updated on Map readings.
Not only in prelims exam
It is advised to students to regularly update on map topics based on current affairs from
How to read Atlas in IAS preparation?
Atlas reading can be classified into two types, one based on static map reading and other is map reading based on current affairs.
Static Map reading
In the static map reading, students need to follow the geography subject along with Atlas. While reading Indian or world geography Students should have their map book along with them so that they can understand the geographical concepts easily.
In order to understand better about the monsoon reversal of wind and difference between
Apart from conceptual understanding, students also need to be updated on static map information for world and Indian Geography.
- Important oceans, seas, bays, gulf and streams
- Mountain ranges, highest peaks and Mountain Passes
- Important Plateaus
- Lakes, rivers and basins
- Ports, Airports and Highways for India
- Volcanoes, earthquake regions and so on
- International boundaries
- Countries, states and cities
- Important industrial regions and so on
Current Affairs based Map reading
While reading current affairs from
Students should always be updated on the map works since
What Atlas should be followed in IAS Preparation?
UPSC Map Based Prelims Questions
If you travel by road from Kohima to Kottayam, what is the minimum number of States within India through which you can travel, including the origin and the destination?
(a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 8 (d) 9
Answer is B
Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?
(a) Sumatra (b) Borneo (c) Java (d) Sri Lanka
Answer is A
1. Jordan 2. Iraq 3. Lebanon 4. Syria
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 4 only
Answer is C
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