CGPSC Exam Geography Preparation Plan: Check Trend Analysis, Tips and Strategy

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

CGPSC Exam Geography Preparation Study Plan: Geography is an important part of CGPSC and each year a considerable number of questions are asked in CGPSC Prelims and Mains Exam. Geography as a subject has a direct linkage with other subjects like Environment and Ecology, Disaster & Management, Agriculture etc. Thus it becomes even more important to have a good understanding of the subject.

Many aspirants find geography difficult due to its vast nature and increased number of facts and figures. In this article, we are providing you with a complete strategy with important topics to be focussed on while preparing geography for CGPSC Examination.

Trend Analysis of Geography

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Number of Questions Asked







From the above trend analysis, It is clear that each year a considerable number of questions are being asked from geography in CGPSC Prelims Exam.

Syllabus of Geography for CGPSC Examination 2022

The syllabus of Geography for CGPSC Prelims Examination 2022 is Mentioned below:

  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India.
  • Geography, Climate, Physical Status, Census, Archeological and Tourist Centers of Chhattisgarh.

Important Books for Geography

  • Class XII NCERT: Fundamentals of Human Geography
  • Class XII NCERT: India, People and Economy



Physical Geography

Certificate Physical and Human Geography, GC Leong

Indian Geography

NCERT Class IX, X and XI

  • Class IX and X: Contemporary India-Part I & II
  • Class XI: India Physical Environment

Human Geography

Ncert Class XII:

  • Fundamentals of Human Geography
  • India – People and Economy

Chhattisgarh Geography

L.R. Bhalla


 Oxford Atlas

Preparation Tips of Geography

  • Read the syllabus thoroughly and understand it
  • Shortlist the books that cover the syllabus in their entirety and stick to them
  • Do a first reading of the books
  • Refer to previous year CGPSC questions Papers to get the idea of what kind of questions are being asked by CGPSC on any topics and do the preparation accordingly.
  • Do the 2nd reading and make short notes from them.
  • In the 3rd reading refer to your short notes and this should be used for your further revisions.
  • Solve practice papers: Get the help of any good standard Mocks available to test your level of preparation.

Importance of Maps

  • Questions on Maps are asked based on the static portion and on current affairs.
  • Static Topics to be focussed for Maps:-
    • Rivers and their tributaries – right and left bank, major cities, dams, national parks on these rivers, glaciers, states that rivers flow through, etc.
    • Natural vegetation and Minerals – types of vegetation, soil, rainfall, etc
    • Mountain ranges and Passes – the Himalayas, Western ghats, eastern ghats, Northeast rang, etc
    • Islands – Andaman and Nicobar, Channels, etc
    • Neighbours – countries with which we share a border in order of length, areas of border disputes, like Lipulekh, Galwan valley, etc
    • States and Lines like Tropic of Cancer – know which states shares border with which states
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