You get both PDF and DOC of Environment notes with this purchase
- 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 PDF Print Friendly Sample File
- Environment DOC/MS Word Sample File
- Detailed Breakdown of Environment Contents
New Pricing Structure and Updates from April 2019
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|All existing notes will be updated by May 2019||Geography notes will be updated by the end of March 2019|
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New Pricing from April 2019
|Subject||Current Pricing||Pricing from April 2019|
|Geography||Rs. 90 per two years||Rs. 90 per year|
|Environment||Rs. 60 per two years||Rs. 60 per year|
|General Science and Science & Technology||Rs. 20 per two years||Rs. 60 per year|
|Indian Agriculture for Prelims, GS1 and GS3||Rs. 10 per two years||Rs. 30 per year|
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Should I wait for the new notes or can I continue with the existing notes?
- It depends on the time you have at hand.
- If you are preparing for 2020, you should wait for the new editions.
- If you are preparing for 2019, I suggest you continue with the current (Old 2017 edition) notes to avoid falling in time pressure.
- I will either highlight the updated content or will provide a separate file so that you can revise it in a short period.
- I will also be providing short notes for quick revision for both prelims and mains.
- 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]