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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. 

Download the CUET Geography/Geology Syllabus PDF here.

CUET Geography/Geology Syllabus – FAQs

What is the CUET Examination?

CUET is the Central Universities Entrance Test

What is the last date to apply for the CUET Examination?

The last date to apply for the CUET Examination is 6 May 2022.

How many questions are there in the CUET EVS paper?

A total of 50 questions will be asked in the CUET Paper out of which 40 must be attempted by the candidates.

What is the selection procedure for the CUET Examination?

The selection procedure for the CUET Examination is a written examination and an interview

How many units are there in the Geography/Geology subject of CUET?

A total of 10 units divided under 2 topics are there.