Geography Optional

The most scientific optional subject for UPSC Examination.

Benefits of the course

Exhaustive coverage

Chapterwise coverage of each and every topic in the syllabus of Paper 1 and Paper 2

Easy to understand

The course has been taught with zero knowledge assumption, with a number of examples and analogies.

Regular tests

There will be chapterwise tests, with evaluation and feedback to test your understanding of the subject matter.

Current Affairs Linkages

Every year, keeping in mind the importance of topic, more lectures are added to Current Affairs section, in order to prepaer you for Mains better.

Super Affordble

No need to spend a fortune for sitting in a classroom of 500 students. Get personalized training at a fraction of the cost.

What will be covered in the course?

Paper 1

Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography, Environmental Geography, Biogeography, Models & Theories and Laws in Human Geography, Perspectives in Human Geography, Economic Geography, Population and Settlement, Regional Planning

Paper 2

Physical Setting, Resources, Agriculture, Industry, Trade-Transport & Communication, Settlement, Regional Development & Planning, Cultural Setting, Political Setting, Contemporary Issues

Have a look at some of the sample videos

Demographic Transition Theory

Demographic Transition Theory

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Biodiversity Hotspots

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Mackinders Theory (Part 2)

Mackinders Theory (Part 2)

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Laws of International  Frontiers and Boundaries (Part 1)

Laws of International Frontiers and Boundaries (Part 1)

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What do you get from this course?

Course content

100+ hours of Video lectures for Paper 1and Paper 2

Inclusion of important topics related to Current Affairs

Digitally available

Access of content on website, pendrive and mobile app

Practice Test

Chapterwise UPSC level tests with personalized evaluation and discussion

Validity

Valid till Interview of CSE 2021

This course is available for:

Rs. 25,000/-

(Exclusive of GST)

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This course is available for:

Rs. 25,000/-

(Exclusive of GST)

Still confused? Get a demo session.

Book a FREE demo session with a mentor and understand how UPSC Pathshala can help you in achieving your dreams.

Here are some frequently answered questions

There are multiple reasons to take geography as an optional. Firstly, it is easy to study and has already been covered in elementary classes. Secondly, it is a concept based subject which requires more of understanding and less of learning. Thirdly, the material is easily available in the market for preparations and the preparation is also useful in General Studies where geography forms a major chunk. Lastly, the papers are fairly straightforward making scoring in Geography comparatively easy. You will find that many of the candidates who find their name in the list have opted for geography as an optional subject.

Irrespective of whether you have a formal degree in geography, every person has studied geography during the school years. So, everyone technically has a background of geography. Moreover, the conceptual understanding in geography is easier, making the grasping of the subject relatively easier. Even though geography is more a science, it is a simpler science based on logical conclusions.

We will be providing you with HD quality videos for conceptual learning and understanding. Along with that, there is a small exercise at regular intervals which you will be expected to practice. In UPSC answer writing is the key to success and we believe that it should be practiced from day one to get more and more fluency. We will also be providing you with a diagram bank which you will need to practice on your own. These diagrams are very important and need to be replicated by you in the exams for scoring great marks. There will be time to time events like doubt solving sessions for keeping you up to date with the course.

There will be doubt sessions conducted from time to time. You will get a notification about them. Apart from them, you can mail us the doubts or post them at our facebook page to get a quick resolution.

At regular intervals we have provided you with questions which you need to solve and submit to us. These answers will be duly evaluated from our side with appropriate feedback.

You will have the online access of the course, which will enable you watching the course online.

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