UGC NET Geography Syllabus, Best Books, Preparation Tips - Geography for You

UGC NET Geography Syllabus, Best Books, Preparation Tips

If you are a follower of Geography and wish to make your career in this field, then you are at the right place. Here, you can explore the complete knowledge about the most worth-while career option after pursuing PG in Geography or any related subject. UGC NET is the one and only career path which can lead you to an amazing job destination!
UGC NET Geography Syllabus, Best Books, Preparation Tips

You can become a lecturer, researcher, a senior employee of a highly reputed govt or private organization and much more.

6 Amazing Career Scopes

Once you qualify the exam, you will find good career opportunities not only for lectureship or research fellowship but also for well-paid jobs in India’s most reputed organizations

The organizations and Institutes will recruit you on the basis of their defined procedures.

Let’s find out which career scopes you can have after qualifying the National Eligibility Test. Explore the options given below –

1. Become a Lecturer in any of the UGC Approved Universities.

2. Apply for Project Associate, Project Fellow, Research Fellow, Project Assistant in Geography.
3. Apply for Latest PSU Jobs in companies like – NTPC, ONGC, NMRL, etc.
4. A career in government jobs (Search at UGC NET Job Portal)
5. Doctorate of Philosophy in Geography
6. Become a Tutor for Geography and teach NET aspirants.

Syllabus of Geography for UGC NET Exam
Unit- I
Geography of Environment
Population and Settlement Geography
Geography of Economic Activities and Regional Development
Cultural, Social and Political Geography
Geographic Thought
Geographical Techniques
Geography of India

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Best Geography Books for UGC NET Exam

1.UGC NET Geography by Shuchi Rastogi

Key features of the book
- Based on latest exam trends about 5500 chapter wise objective questions are given for self evaluation.
- In each chapter box is given which consists of important facts and information.
- Previous Year's Questions are given with answers for understanding the nature of the exam.
- Model papers for more practice are given which give it an edge.
- Several maps are given for better understanding and practice.
- Good book for self preparation for UGC NET.
- Paper quality of the book is average.
- Printing of the book is fine.
- Language used in the book is simple and easy to understand.
- Paperback: 869 pages

2.Trueman'S UGC Net Geography by A. Magon and B.P. Panigrahi

Key features of the book

- Book consists of excellent theory and nicely explained.

- Chapter wise questions are given for better practice.

- All the chapters are covered in the book according to new pattern.

- Previously year’s papers are given with solutions.

- Useful and authentic book.
- Maps and Tables are given which make understanding easier.
- Mostly all the facts and information’s are covered.
- Page quality is fine.
- Printing is good.
- Paperback: 964 pages

3.UGC NET Geography (Paper II) Exam Guide by Indra Kumar Lal

Key features of the book

- According to the chapter practice questions in MCQ form are given with answers.

- Useful book before exam for reference and revision.

- Previously years solved papers are given for analysis.

- Model test papers are given for self evaluation.

- Language used is in lucid manner.

- Page quality is fine.
- Paperback: 624 pages
4. UGC NET/JRF/SET Geography (Paper-II) Conducted By NTA  (Paperback, Ritesh Kumar & Sujit Kumar)
Book-UGC NET/JRF/SET Geography (Paper-II) Conducted By NTA
Author-Ritesh Kumar & Sujit Kumar
Publishing Date-2018
Publisher-Upkar Prakashan
Number of Pages-695

More Geography books for reference:

  • UGC NET/JRF Geography Solved Papers Pratiyogita Sahitya
  • UGC NET Geography Paper 2 by GKP
  • Question bank Geography by DGP
  • India and World Geography by Majid Hussain
  • World Geography by Majid Hussain
  • Geography by Barnwal
  • UGC NET/JRF/SET Geography (Paper II) by Rajeev R. Shrivastava
  • Geography for UGC NET previous Years Solved Papers by Atlantic Research Division

What Strategies Should be Followed to Crack UGC NET Geography in First Attempt?

  • Exams are sometimes being stressful and overwhelming but, just like everything, there are some hacks (preparation tips) that can help you to overcome from this kind of situations so that you can perform a little better.
  • Try these tips as provided below for UGC NET Geography Preparation –
  •  As you got the detailed information for the complete UGC NET Geography Syllabus & Exam pattern. Now the next step is to make a study plan and follow it strictly.
  •  Before you start your preparations, set a target score based on the UGC NET previous years’ cutoff marks. Analyzing the entire details, we’d advise you to set your target score as 65 or 67. This should be the least score that you aim to achieve.
  •  The syllabus of Geography is huge to complete in time, so it will be beneficial for the candidates to prepare for this exam in advance. Learn to save time for study. Try to utilize few hours from unnecessary daily activities.
  • For a better time-management approach, you can save 4 hours daily for Paper-2 Preparation and 2 Hours for Paper -1 Preparation. Spend Morning and Day Hours for Paper-2 and Evening and Night Hours for Paper 1.
  • Make Sure you also save time for revisions at day end.
  •  Start from UGC NET Paper-I. Mark on important topics and keep extra time for these topics as important topics gives you surety to obtain good marks in exam.
  •  UGC NET Paper-I is to check your time management skills. The paper will consist only moderate questions. Try to save your time for Paper -II as UGC NET Geography Paper II will consume time to prepare yourself for the exam.
  •  Keep practising regularly. Never spoil your daily study routine.
  •  Once you complete UGC NET Paper-I preparation, move on to Geography Paper-II. Paper two will examine your deep knowledge for Geography. If you want to clear this part of exam, then it’s essential to clear basics of all the topics.
  •  Topics like Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography are the most important topics to score well in Paper-II.
  •  Boost up your speed & accuracy with the help of mock tests.
  •  Make some quick notes for memorizing the formulas and short tricks. 
  •  Self-analysis is an important part of exam preparation. Solve UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers to analyse yourself.
  • Clear your doubts with the help of experts.
  •  To get improvement in your weak areas, start practising on them on a regular basis.
  •  Be confident & don’t get confused during the exam.
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