Environment for General Studies UPSC IAS

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You get both PDF and DOC of Environment notes with this purchase

Environment PDF

  • 300 pages
  • 200 page equivalent of a standard book
  • File Size = 7 MB

Environment DOC/MS Word

  • 500 pages [Content is same in both PDF & DOC. Difference in number of pages is due to formatting style]
  • File size = 8 MB

Environment Sample Files

Environment Contents

  • Solved Environment Prelims Questions (2011-15)
  • Environment and Ecosystem – Components of an Ecosystem
  • Ecology – Principles and Organizations
  • Ecotone – Edge Effect | Ecological Niche
  • Ecological succession – Primary & Secondary Succession | Homeostasis
  • Trophic Levels – Food Chain – Food Web – Biotic Interaction
  • Ecological Pyramids – Pyramid of numbers, biomass & energy
  • Pollutants And Trophic Level – Biomagnification
  • Nutrient Cycles | Biogeo Chemical Cycles
  • Biomes – Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Eutrophication – Algal Bloom
  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Wetlands – Wetland Ecosystem
  • Ramsar Sites in India – Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Mangrove and Estuarine Ecosystems
  • Environmental Degradation & Himalayan Environment
  • Soil Erosion – Wind & Water Erosion | Desertification
  • Air Pollution – Major Air Pollutants – Prevention & Control
  • Ozone Depletion | Ozone Hole – Causes, Effects
  • Acid Rain – Causes, Effects | Ocean Acidification
  • Water Pollution – Causes, Control Measures
  • Effects of Water Pollution on Health and Environment
  • Water Conservation and Management
  • Radioactive Pollution – Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Effects
  • Solid Hazardous E – Waste & Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Biodiversity – Biodiversity of India
  • Loss of Biodiversity – Man Animal Conflict – Culling
  • Biodiversity Conservation – In Situ & Ex Situ Conservation
  • Biodiversity Hot Spots Across India and World
  • IUCN Red List India – Red Data List – Red Book – 1
  • IUCN Red List India – Red Data List – Red Book – 2
  • IUCN Red List India – Red Data List – Red Book – 3
  • Insectivorous Plants of India
  • Diclofenac – Indian Vulture Crisis
  • Greenhouse Effect & Global Warming | Carbon Sink
  • Earth Summit 1992 – UNCED | CBD | UNCCD
  • UNFCCC – Kyoto Protocol – Carbon Credits Trading
  • Paris Summit 2015 – Lima Summit 2014 – INDC
  • REDD | IPCC | Global Environment Facility | Arctic Council
  • National Action Plan On Climate Change
  • Pollution Environment & Biodiversity Conservation Laws
  • Project Tiger – Elephant – Indian Rhino – Snow Leopard
  • Green Revolution – Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India
  • Sustainable Agriculture – Organic Farming – Biofertilizers
  • Genetically Modified Crops – Benefits/Controversies
  • Newer Agricultural Practices & Misc Topics
  • Renewable & Non-Conventional Sources Of Energy
  • Non-Renewable Sources Of Energy
  • Coastal Regulation Zone – CRZ

How to approach this notes?

  • You must first analyse the previous years’ prelims and mains papers to understand the pattern and nature of questions asked from Environment related concepts in Prelims, GS1 (Environmental Geography which is a part of Physical Geography), GS3 (Pollution, conservation etc.) and Geography Optional (Biogeography and Environmental Geography — applies only for Optional Students).
  • Use DOC file to make short notes for quick revision for both Prelims and Mains. This way you can save a lot of time.
  • UPSC is focusing mostly on pollution, climate change and conservation related concepts for mains. Lot of questions in GS1 mains (Geography part) are based on Environment related concepts. So, basic knowledge in Environment is very important to answer significant number of questions from GS1 and GS3.
  • Dynamic part (current affairs – contemporary issues) is playing a major role these days. But current affairs knowledge doesn’t make much sense without in-depth knowledge of basics.

Is this notes useful for GS1 and Geography Optional?

  • Biogeography and Environmental Geography (Geography Optional Syllabus) are two major topics from physical geography.
  • GS1 Environment related syllabus: geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. [In simple words: climate change and its impact on geographical features and biodiversity]

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    Surendra Choudhary

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    • PMF IAS

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      Thank you for your review Surendra.
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    Dhawal Sah

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    5 out of 5 Really Good Notes On Environment at OSM price.

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    Anurag

    5 out of 5 Comprehensive,yet crisp..!

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    Touched every part of syllabus quiet exhasutively. Equally important for both prelims and mains POV.
    One request,please provide summary from Down to Earth or other magazine,to make it a one stop solution for the tech part of syllabus.

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    G shashank

    4 out of 5 Proved to be very useful

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    Better and fast way to learn ecology and environment than through a book. The in-between bit questions helped to guide the learning in right way.

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    It is a simple and easily understandable notes. One suggestion is update the notes in regular intervals.

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      Thank you for your review Swetha.
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