CUET UG Geography Syllabus 2023 ,CUET Syllabus The Quality Test ,CUET Geography –

Fundamentals of Human Geography

Unit 1: Human Geography: Nature and Scope

Unit 11: People

Population of the world – distribution, density and growth,

Population change- spatial patterns and structure,

determinants of population change, Age-sex ratio, rural-urban composition,

Human development concept, selected indicators, international comparisons.

Unit III: Human Activities

• Primary Activities-concept and changing trends; gathering. pastoral, mining, subsistence agriculture, modern agriculture, people engaged in agriculture and allied activities some examples from selected countries,

• Secondary Activities concept, manufacturing agro- processing, household, small scale, large scale, people engaged in secondary activities some examples from selected countries,

Tertiary Activities concept, trade, transport and

communication, services, people engaged in tertiary

activities- some examples from selected countries,

Quaternary Activities concept, knowledge based industries, people engaged in quaternary activities some examples from selected countries.

Unit IV: Transport, Communication and Trade

• Land Transport – roads, railways – rail network, trans- continental railways;

Water Transport- inland waterways, major ocean routes,

Air Transport – Intercontinental air routes,

Oil and gas pipelines;

• Satellite communication and cyber space,

• International Trade – Basis and changing patterns, ports as gateways of international trade, role of WTO in International trade

Unit V: Human Settlements

• Settlement Types – rural and urban, morphology of cities (case study), distribution of megacities, problems of human settlements in developing countries.
: India: People and Economy

Unit: People Migration: international, national-causes and consequences,

• Human development – selected indicators and regional


• Population, environment and development.

Unit 11: Human Settlements

• Rural settlements – types and distribution,

• Urban settlements – types, distribution and functional


Unit III: Resources and Development (Periods 30)

• Land resources – general land use, agricultural land use major crops, agricultural development and problems, common property resources,

• Water resources – availability and utilization – irrigation, domestic, industrial and other uses, scarcity of water and conservation methods rain water harvesting and watershed management (one case study related with participatory watershed management to be introduced).

Mineral and energy resources-metallic and non metallic minerals and their distribution; conventional and non- conventional energy sources,

Industries – types and distribution, industrial location and clustering, changing pattern ofselected industries iron and steel, cotton textiles, sugar, petrochemicals, and knowledge based industries, impact of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation on industrial location,

• Planning in India – target area planning (case study), idea of sustainable developmenticase study). Unit IV: Transport, Communication and International Trade

• Transport and communication roads, railways, waterways and airways, oil and gas pipelines, national electric grids, communication networkings radio, television, satellite and internet,

International trade- changing pattern of India’s foreign trade, sea ports and their hinterland and airports

Unit V: Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and


• Environmental pollution, urban-waste disposal.

⚫ Urbanisation-rural-urban migration, problem of slums,

Land Degradation

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