Candidates applying for the CUET Examination 2022 can check out the topics and units included in the syllabus of Geography/Geology.
Fundamentals of Human Geography
Unit I: Human Geography: Nature and Scope
Unit II: 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 cyberspace; • 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. Note: There will be one Question Paper that will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be attempted.
India: People and Economy
Unit I: People • Migration: international, national – causes and consequences; • Human development – selected indicators and regional patterns; • Population, environment and development.
Unit II: Human Settlements • Rural settlements – types and distribution; • Urban settlements – types, distribution and functional classification.
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 – rainwater 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 of selected industries – iron and steel, cotton textiles, sugar, petrochemicals, and knowledge-based industries; the impact of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation on industrial location; • Planning in India – target area planning (case study); the idea of sustainable development(case 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; seaports and their hinterland and airports.
Unit V: Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems • Environmental pollution; urban-waste disposal; • Urbanisation-rural-urban migration; the problem of slums; • Land Degradation.
CUET Geography/Geology Syllabus – FAQs
CUET is the Central Universities Entrance Test
The last date to apply for the CUET Examination is 6 May 2022.
A total of 50 questions will be asked in the CUET Paper out of which 40 must be attempted by the candidates.
The selection procedure for the CUET Examination is a written examination and an interview
A total of 10 units divided under 2 topics are there.