The environment is one of the core subjects. Every year UPSC asks more questions from this area. You should well verse with nature, Ecosystem, Bio-Diversity, and Wild animals, Pollution and International conventions, etc. You can expect 10 questions from Ecology and Environment. If you study hard and smart then you can score in this area.
Book Source for Ecology and Environment
Shankar IAS Environment Book is a very good source for Static Part – Buy from this Link. For current affairs read The Hindu. I will help you to find out the important Environment related topics in the newspaper. So don’t worry. Also, read the last 4 chapters from the 12th standard Biology NCERT.
Important Topics in Ecology and Environment
- Functions of Ecosystem
- Environmental Pollution
- Renewal Energy (Link with Current Affairs)
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Animal Diversity
- Climate change
- International Conventions
It will not be sufficient if you only read the static part of Ecology and Environment. You have to focus on current events related to Ecology and Environment. I will tell you how to relate these things in our telegram group.