NTA NET Geography 2019 Syllabus Changes: Topics Added & Deleted

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Following is the list of changes in the 2019 syllabus. Note that we do not recommend that you leave the topics, which have not been mentioned in the new syllabus. These should also be covered although they may be given lower priority. Note that all the new 2019 topics (and also the old ones) are covered in our postal material and online course.

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Topics Added in NTA NET Geography in 2019 Syllabus

Topics Added in NTA NET Geography in 2019 Syllabus
Title: Topics Added in NTA NET Geography in 2019 Syllabus

Geomorphology

Earth Movements

Seismicity (New 2019)

Geomorphology

Earth Movements

Folding (New 2019)

Geomorphology

Earth Movements

Faulting (New 2019)

Geomorphology

Earth Movements

Vulcanicity (New 2019)

Geomorphology

Landform Occurrence and Causes of Geomorphic Hazards

Earthquakes (New 2019)

Geomorphology

Landform Occurrence and Causes of Geomorphic Hazards

Volcanoes (New 2019)

Geomorphology

Landform Occurrence and Causes of Geomorphic Hazards

Landslides (New 2019)

Geomorphology

Landform Occurrence and Causes of Geomorphic Hazards

Avalanches (New 2019)

Climatology

ENSO Events (El Nino, La Nina and Southern Oscillations)

(New 2019)

Climatology

Meteorological Hazards and Disasters

Cyclones (New 2019)

Climatology

Meteorological Hazards and Disasters

Thunderstorms (New 2019)

Climatology

Meteorological Hazards and Disasters

Tornadoes (New 2019)

Climatology

Meteorological Hazards and Disasters

Hailstorms (New 2019)

Climatology

Meteorological Hazards and Disasters

Heat and Cold Waves (New 2019)

Climatology

Meteorological Hazards and Disasters

Drought and Cloudburst (New 2019)

Climatology

Meteorological Hazards and Disasters

Glacial Lake Outburst (GLOF) (New 2019)

Climatology

Climate Change: Evidences and Causes of Climatic Change In The Past

(New 2019)

Climatology

Human Impact On Global Climate

(New 2019)

Oceanography

Hazards: Tsunami and Cyclone

(New 2019)

Bio-Geography

Environmental Hazards and Problems of Pollution

Global Warming (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

Environmental Hazards and Problems of Pollution

Urban Heat Island (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

Environmental Hazards and Problems of Pollution

Atmospheric Pollution (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

Environmental Hazards and Problems of Pollution

Water Pollution (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

Environmental Hazards and Problems of Pollution

Land Degradation (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

National Programmes and Policies: Legal Framework, Environmental Policy, International Treaties

(New 2019)

Bio-Geography

International Programmes and Polices

Brundtland Commission (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

International Programmes and Polices

Kyoto Protocol (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

International Programmes and Polices

Agenda 21 (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

International Programmes and Polices

Sustainable Development Goals (New 2019)

Bio-Geography

International Programmes and Polices

Paris Agreement (New 2019)

Population Geography

Theories of Population Growth

Malthus (New 2019)

Population Geography

Theories of Population Growth

Sadler (New 2019)

Population Geography

Theories of Population Growth

Ricardo (New 2019)

Population Geography

Fertility and Mortality Analysis: Indices, Determinants and World Patterns

(New 2019)

Population Geography

Migration: Types, Causes and Consequences and Models

(New 2019)

Population Geography

Population Composition and Characteristics: Age, Sex, Rural-Urban, Occupational Structure and Educational Levels

(New 2019)

Population Geography

Population Policies In Developed and Developing Countries

(New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Rural Settlements: Types, Patterns and Distribution

(New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Contemporary Problems of Rural Settlements

Rural-Urban Migration (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Contemporary Problems of Rural Settlements

Land Use Changes (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Contemporary Problems of Rural Settlements

Land Acquisition and Transactions (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Theories of Origin of Towns

Gordon Childe (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Theories of Origin of Towns

Henri Pirenne (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Theories of Origin of Towns

Lewis Mumford (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Characteristics and Processes of Urbanization In Developed and Developing Countries

Factors of Urban Growth (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Characteristics and Processes of Urbanization In Developed and Developing Countries

Trends of Urbanisation (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Characteristics and Processes of Urbanization In Developed and Developing Countries

Size, Structure and Functions of Urban Areas (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Internal Structure of The City

(New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Models of Urban Land Use

Burgess (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Models of Urban Land Use

Harris and Ullman (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Models of Urban Land Use

Hoyt (New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Concepts of Megacities, Global Cities and Edge Cities

(New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Social Segregation In The City

(New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Urban Social Area Analysis

(New 2019)

Settlement Geography

Manifestation of Poverty In The City: Slums, Informal Sector Growth, Crime and Social Exclusion

(New 2019)

Economic Geography

Factors Affecting Spatial Organisation of Economic Activities: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary

(New 2019)

Economic Geography

Natural Resources Management

(New 2019)

Economic Geography

World Energy Crises In Developed and Developing Countries

(New 2019)

Agricultural Geography

Cropping Pattern: Methods of Delineating Crop Combination Regions

Weaver (New 2019)

Agricultural Geography

Cropping Pattern: Methods of Delineating Crop Combination Regions

Doi (New 2019)

Agricultural Geography

Cropping Pattern: Methods of Delineating Crop Combination Regions

Rafiullah (New 2019)

Industrial Geography

Theories of Industrial Location

E. M. Hoover (New 2019)

Industrial Geography

Theories of Industrial Location

A. Pred (New 2019)

Industrial Geography

Theories of Industrial Location

D. M. Smith (New 2019)

Industrial Geography

Factors of Industrial Location

(New 2019)

Industrial Geography

World Industrial Regions

(New 2019)

Industrial Geography

Impact of Globalisation On Manufacturing Sector In Less Developed Countries

(New 2019)

Industrial Geography

Tourism Industry

(New 2019)

Industrial Geography

World Distribution and Growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Knowledge Production (Education and R & D) Industries

(New 2019)

Geography of Transport and Trade

Spatial Flow Models: Gravity Model and Its Variants

(New 2019)

Geography of Transport and Trade

World Trade Organisation

(New 2019)

Geography of Transport and Trade

Globalisation and Liberalisation and World Trade Patterns

(New 2019)

Geography of Transport and Trade

Problems and Prospects of Inter and Intra Regional Cooperation and Trade

(New 2019)

Regional Development

Formal and Functional Regions

(New 2019)

Regional Development

World Regional Disparities

(New 2019)

Regional Development

Theories of Regional Development

Albert O. Hirschman (New 2019)

Regional Development

Theories of Regional Development

Gunnar Myrdal (New 2019)

Regional Development

Theories of Regional Development

John Friedman (New 2019)

Regional Development

Dependency Theory of Underdevelopment

(New 2019)

Regional Development

Global Economic Blocks

(New 2019)

Regional Development

Regional Development and Social Movements In India

(New 2019)

Cultural Geography

Cultural Convergence

(New 2019)

Social Geography

Social Exclusion

(New 2019)

Social Geography

Spatial Distribution of Social Groups In India: Tribe, Caste, Religion and Language

(New 2019)

Social Geography

Environment and Human Health

(New 2019)

Social Geography

Diseases Ecology

(New 2019)

Social Geography

Nutritional Status: Etiological Conditions, Classification and Spatial and Seasonal Distributional Patterns With Special Reference To India

(New 2019)

Social Geography

Health Care Planning and Policies In India

(New 2019)

Social Geography

Medical Tourism In India

(New 2019)

Political Geography

Trends and Developments In Political Geography

(New 2019)

Political Geography

Electoral Reforms In India

(New 2019)

Political Geography

Determinants of Electoral Behaviour

(New 2019)

Political Geography

Geopolitics of Climate Change

(New 2019)

Political Geography

Geo-Politics of Indian Ocean

(New 2019)

Political Geography

Regional Organisations of Cooperation: SAARC, ASEAN, OPEC, EU

(New 2019)

Political Geography

Neo-politics of World Natural Resources

(New 2019)

History of Geographic Thought

Impact of Darwinian Theory On Geographical Thought

(New 2019)

History of Geographic Thought

Contemporary Trends In Indian Geography: Cartography, Thematic and Methodological Contributions

(New 2019)

History of Geographic Thought

Major Geographic Traditions: Earth Science, Man-Environment Relationship, Area Studies and Spatial Analysis

(New 2019)

History of Geographic Thought

Dualisms In Geographic Studies: Physical Vs. Human, Regional Vs. Systematic, Qualitative Vs. Quantitative, Ideographic Vs. Nomothetic

(New 2019)

History of Geographic Thought

Perspectives In Geography

Structuralism (New 2019)

History of Geographic Thought

Perspectives In Geography

Feminism (New 2019)

History of Geographic Thought

Perspectives In Geography

Postmodernism (New 2019)

Geography of India

Growth and Composition: Rural-Urban, Age, Sex, Occupational, Educational, Ethnic and Religious

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Determinants of Population

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Population Policies In India

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Major Crop Regions

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Regional Variations In Agricultural Development

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Environmental, Technological and Institutional Factors Affecting Indian Agriculture

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Green Revolution, Food Security and Right To Food

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Industrial Development Since Independence

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Industrial Policies In India

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Development and Patterns of Transport Networks: Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Airways and Pipelines

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Internal and External Trade: Trend, Composition and Directions

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Globalisation and Its Impact On Indian Economy

(New 2019)

Geography of India

Natural Disasters In India

Earthquake (New 2019)

Geography of India

Natural Disasters In India

Drought (New 2019)

Geography of India

Natural Disasters In India

Flood (New 2019)

Geography of India

Natural Disasters In India

Cyclone (New 2019)

Geography of India

Natural Disasters In India

Tsunami (New 2019)

Geography of India

Natural Disasters In India

Himalayan Highland Hazards and Disasters (New 2019)

Cartography

Sources of Geographic Information and Data: Spatial and Non-Spatial

(New 2019)

Cartography

Techniques of Map Making

Choropleth (New 2019)

Cartography

Techniques of Map Making

Isarithmic (New 2019)

Cartography

Techniques of Map Making

Dasymetric (New 2019)

Cartography

Techniques of Map Making

Chorochromatic (New 2019)

Cartography

Techniques of Map Making

Flow Maps (New 2019)

Cartography

Techniques of Map Making

Bar Diagrams (New 2019)

Cartography

Techniques of Map Making

Line Graph (New 2019)

Cartography

Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

(New 2019)

Cartography

Geo-referencing: Coordinate System and Map Projections and Datum

(New 2019)

Cartography

GIS Applications: Thematic Cartography, Spatial Decision Support System

(New 2019)

Cartography

Types of Aerial Photographs

(New 2019)

Cartography

GPS Components (Space, Ground Control and Receiver Segments) and Applications

(New 2019)

Cartography

Sampling Procedure and Hypothesis Testing

Chi Square Test (New 2019)

Cartography

Sampling Procedure and Hypothesis Testing

T Test (New 2019)

Cartography

Sampling Procedure and Hypothesis Testing

ANOVA (New 2019)

Cartography

Time Series Analysis

(New 2019)

Cartography

Measurement of Indices

(New 2019)

Cartography

Making Indicators Scale Free

(New 2019)

Cartography

Computation of Composite Index

(New 2019)

Cartography

Principal Component Analysis and Cluster Analysis

(New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Ordering of Streams (New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Bifurcation Ratio (New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Drainage Density and Drainage Frequency (New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Basin Circularity Ratio and Form Factor (New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Profiles (New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Slope Analysis (New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Clinographic Curve (New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Hypsographic Curve (New 2019)

Cartography

Morphometric Analysis

Altimetric Frequency Graph (New 2019)

Cartography

Digital Image Processing: Developments In Remote Sensing Technology and Big Data Sharing and Its Applications In Natural Resources Management In India

(New 2019)

Cartography

Basics of Remote Sensing

Electromagnetic Spectrum (New 2019)

Cartography

Basics of Remote Sensing

Sensors and Platforms (New 2019)

Cartography

Basics of Remote Sensing

Resolution and Types (New 2019)

Cartography

Basics of Remote Sensing

Elements of Air Photo (New 2019)

Cartography

Basics of Remote Sensing

Satellite Image Interpretation and Photogrammetry (New 2019)

Cartography

Functions of GIS: Conversion, Editing and Analysis

(New 2019)

Old Topics from NTA NET Geography in 2019 Syllabus

Old Topics from NTA NET Geography in 2019 Syllabus
Title: Old Topics from NTA NET Geography in 2019 Syllabus

Geomorphology

Fundamental concepts

None

Geomorphology

Factors controlling landform development

None

Geomorphology

Endogenetic and Exogenetic forces

None

Geomorphology

Denudation process

None

Geomorphology

Geosynclines

None

Geomorphology

Mountain building

None

Geomorphology

Continental drift and plate tectonics

None

Geomorphology

Concept of Geomorphic Cycle

None

Geomorphology

Fluvial Landforms

None

Geomorphology

Glacial Landforms

None

Geomorphology

Arid Landforms

None

Geomorphology

Coastal Landforms

None

Geomorphology

Karst Landforms

None

Geomorphology

Slope forms and processes

None

Geomorphology

Environmental and Applied Geomorphology

None

Climatology

Composition and structure of the atmosphere

None

Climatology

Insolation

None

Climatology

Heat budget of the earth

None

Climatology

Temperature, pressure and winds

None

Climatology

Monsoons and jet streams

None

Climatology

Stability and instability of the atmosphere

None

Climatology

Air-masses

None

Climatology

Fronts, temperate and tropical cyclones

None

Climatology

Types and distribution of precipitation

None

Climatology

Classification of world climates

None

Climatology

Koppen's and Thornthwaite's schemes

None

Climatology

Hydrological Cycle

None

Climatology

Global warming

None

Oceanography

Origin of ocean basins

None

Oceanography

Bottom relief of Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

None

Oceanography

Ocean deposits

None

Oceanography

Coral reefs

None

Oceanography

Temperature and salinity of the Oceans

None

Oceanography

Density of sea water

None

Oceanography

Tides and ocean currents

None

Oceanography

Sea-level changes

None

Bio-Geography

Distribution of plants and animals

None

Bio-Geography

Forms and functions of ecosystem

None

Bio-Geography

Bio-diversity and its depletion

None

Bio-Geography

Conservation and management of ecosystems

None

Bio-Geography

Environmental hazards and problems of pollution

None

Bio-Geography

Ozone depletion

None

History of Geographic Thought

Ancient Geographical Knowledge

None

History of Geographic Thought

Medieval Geographical Knowledge

None

History of Geographic Thought

German Contribution

None

History of Geographic Thought

French Contribution

None

History of Geographic Thought

British Contribution

None

History of Geographic Thought

American Contribution

None

History of Geographic Thought

Developments during the 20th century

None

History of Geographic Thought

Changing paradigms

None

History of Geographic Thought

Man and Environment

None

History of Geographic Thought

Determinism and possibilism

None

History of Geographic Thought

Areal differentiation and spatial organisation

None

History of Geographic Thought

Quantitative revolution

None

History of Geographic Thought

Positivism

None

History of Geographic Thought

Humanism

None

History of Geographic Thought

Radicalism

None

History of Geographic Thought

Behaviouralism

None

Population Geography

Nature, scope, subject matter and recent trends

None

Population Geography

World distribution, growth and density of population

None

Population Geography

Policy issues

None

Population Geography

Patterns and processes of migration

None

Population Geography

Demographic transition

None

Population Geography

Population-resource regions

None

Settlement Geography

Site, situation, types, size, spacing and internal morphology

None

Settlement Geography

Ecological processes of urban growth

None

Settlement Geography

Urban fringe

None

Settlement Geography

City region

None

Settlement Geography

Settlement systems

None

Settlement Geography

Primate city

None

Settlement Geography

Rank-Size rule

None

Settlement Geography

Settlement hierarchy

None

Settlement Geography

Christaller's Central Place theory

None

Settlement Geography

August Losch's theory of market centres

None

Economic Geography

Location of economic activities

None

Economic Geography

Classification of economies

None

Economic Geography

Sectors of Economy

None

Economic Geography

Natural resources

None

Economic Geography

Conservation of resources

None

Agricultural Geography

Concept and techniques of delimitation of agricultural regions

None

Agricultural Geography

Measurement of agricultural productivity and efficiency

None

Agricultural Geography

Crop combinations and diversification

None

Agricultural Geography

Von Thunen's Model

None

Agricultural Geography

Agricultural systems of the world

None

Industrial Geography

Classification of industries

None

Industrial Geography

Weber's and Losch's approaches

None

Industrial Geography

Resource based and footloose industries

None

Geography of Transport and Trade

Models of transportation and transport cost

None

Geography of Transport and Trade

Accessibility and connectivity

None

Geography of Transport and Trade

Comparative cost advantages

None

Political Geography

Definition and scope of Political Geography

None

Political Geography

Geopolitics

None

Political Geography

Heartland and Rimland theories

None

Political Geography

Concept of nation, state and Nation-State

None

Political Geography

Boundaries and frontiers

None

Political Geography

Politics of world resources

None

Political Geography

Geography and Federalism

None

Social Geography

Nature and scope of social geography

None

Social Geography

Social structure and social processes

None

Social Geography

Elements of Social Geography

None

Social Geography

Concept of Social well-being

None

Cultural Geography

Nature and scope of Cultural Geography

None

Cultural Geography

Languages

None

Cultural Geography

Concept of culture-areas and cultural regions

None

Cultural Geography

Tribes

None

Cultural Geography

Dwelling Places as Cultural Expressions

None

Regional Planning

Regional concept in Geography

None

Regional Planning

Concept of planning region

None

Regional Planning

Regional hierarchy

None

Regional Planning

Types of regions and methods of regional delineation

None

Regional Planning

Conceptual and theoretical framework of regional planning

None

Regional Planning

Regional planning in India

None

Regional Planning

Indicators of development

None

Regional Planning

Regional imbalances

None

Geography of India

Physiographic divisions

None

Geography of India

Climate and its regional variations

None

Geography of India

Vegetation types and vegetation regions

None

Geography of India

Major soil types

None

Geography of India

Coastal and Marine resources

None

Geography of India

Water resources

None

Geography of India

Irrigation

None

Geography of India

Agriculture

None

Geography of India

Agro climatic regions

None

Geography of India

Mineral and power resources

None

Geography of India

Major industries and industrial regions

None

Geography of India

Population distribution and growth

None

Geography of India

Settlement patterns

None

Geography of India

Regional disparities in social and economic development

None

Cartography

Map

None

Cartography

Types of maps

None

Cartography

Single purpose and composite maps

None

Cartography

Pie diagrams

None

Cartography

Mapping of location specific data

None

Cartography

Accessibility and flow maps

None

Cartography

Remote sensing and computer application in mapping

None

Cartography

Digital mapping

None

Cartography

Geographic Information System

None

Statistical Methods

Data sources and types of data

None

Statistical Methods

Statistical diagrams

None

Statistical Methods

Frequency distribution and cumulative frequency

None

Statistical Methods

Measures of central tendency

None

Statistical Methods

Selection of class intervals for mapping

None

Statistical Methods

Measures of dispersion and concentration

None

Statistical Methods

Standard deviation

None

Statistical Methods

Lorenz curve

None

Statistical Methods

Measure association among different attributes

None

Statistical Methods

Simple and multiple correlation

None

Statistical Methods

Regression

None

Statistical Methods

Measurement of spatial patterns of distribution

None

Statistical Methods

Nearest-neighbour analysis

None

Statistical Methods

Scaling techniques

None

Statistical Methods

Sampling techniques

None

Geography of India

Wildlife

None

Cartography

Fundamentals of Cartography

None

Cartography

Scale and Types of Scale

None

Cartography

Mapping Instruments

None

Geography of India

Geological Timescale

None

Geography of Developed Regions

North America

USA

Geography of Developed Regions

North America

Canada

Geography of Developed Regions

Europe

None

Geography of Developed Regions

Russia

None

Geography of Developed Regions

Japan

None

Geography of Developed Regions

Australia

None

Geography of Developing & Less-Developed Regions

South-East Asia

None

Geography of Developing & Less-Developed Regions

South-West Asia

None

Geography of Developing & Less-Developed Regions

China

None

Geography of Developing & Less-Developed Regions

Africa

None

Geography of Developing & Less-Developed Regions

South America

None

NET-JRF Geography Information

Solutions to Past Papers

None

NET-JRF Geography Information

Paper Analysis

None

Bio-Geography

Soil Structure and Formation

None

Bio-Geography

Natural Regions

None

Population Geography

Human Evolution

None

Cultural Geography

Language

None

Geomorphology

Rocks and its Types

None

Geomorphology

Origin of Earth and Astronomy

None

NCERT Geography

Class 12

None

NCERT Geography

Class 11

None

NCERT Geography

Class 10

None

NCERT Geography

Class 9

None

NCERT Geography

Class 8

None

NCERT Geography

Class 7

None

NCERT Geography

Class 6

None

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