Started on Jan 11, 2022

Integrated Course with Test Series for Geography Optional - UPSC CSE 2023/24

Started on Jan 11, 2022
An Intensive online learning programme that ensures holistic coverage and understanding of Geography Optional for UPSC-CSE.
  • It provides coverage of all the concepts and topics by India’s Best Faculty for Geography Optional.
  • Focus on building basics through NCERTs & Standard Textbooks.
  • In-depth study of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for UPSC Geography Optional.
  • Map Practice for India and the World
  • Complete coverage of Phenomenon and Places in News.
  • Comprehensive Test Series with Handwritten model answers.
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    An Intensive online learning programme that ensures holistic coverage and understanding of Geography Optional for UPSC-CSE.
  • It provides coverage of all the concepts and topics by India’s Best Faculty for Geography Optional.
  • Focus on building basics through NCERTs & Standard Textbooks.
  • In-depth study of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for UPSC Geography Optional.
  • Map Practice for India and the World
  • Complete coverage of Phenomenon and Places in News.
  • Comprehensive Test Series with Handwritten model answers.
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    Course Schedule

    11
    Jan
    Orientation
    12
    Jan
    Formation of Earth Part 1
    12
    Jan
    Formation of Earth Part 2
    13
    Jan
    Minerals and Types of Rocks
    14
    Jan
    Crust Composition, Important Landforms & Interior of Earth

    17
    Jan
    Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Part 1
    18
    Jan
    Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Part 2
    19
    Jan
    Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Part 3
    19
    Jan
    Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Part 3(2)
    20
    Jan
    Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Part 4
    20
    Jan
    Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Part 4 (2)
    21
    Jan
    Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Part 5

    22
    Jan
    Older Views on Mountain Building
    23
    Jan
    Recent Views on Mountain Building

    24
    Jan
    Older Views on Isostasy A
    24
    Jan
    Older Views on Isostasy B
    25
    Jan
    Recent Views on Isostasy A
    25
    Jan
    Recent Views on Isostasy B

    27
    Jan
    Origin and Evolution of Earth's Crust

    28
    Jan
    Fundamentals and Application of Geomagnetism

    29
    Jan
    Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development
    31
    Jan
    Penck’s model and slope replacement & Slope Decline Model
    01
    Feb
    Parallel-Retreat-and-Strahler’s-Equilibrium

    02
    Feb
    Denudation Chronology and Erosional Surface

    03
    Feb
    Channel Morphology

    04
    Feb
    Applied Geomorphology

    05
    Feb
    Glacier and Peri Glacial Landscape
    07
    Feb
    Karst Landscape, Desert Landscape, Coastal Landscape Part 1
    07
    Feb
    Karst Landscape, Desert Landscape, Coastal Landscape Part 2

    07
    Feb
    Basics of Atmosphere, Heat Budget Part 1
    07
    Feb
    Basics of Atmosphere, Heat Budget Part 2
    08
    Feb
    Temperature Belts & Isotherm Patterns of The World Part 1
    08
    Feb
    Temperature Belts & Isotherm Patterns of The World Part 2
    09
    Feb
    Atmospheric Circulation Models
    10
    Feb
    Pressure Belts of The World

    11
    Feb
    Atmospheric Circulation: Surface and Aloft Winds
    12
    Feb
    Local Winds, Humidity, Atmospheric Stability, and Instability
    14
    Feb
    Types and Distribution of Precipitation
    15
    Feb
    Types and Distribution of Precipitation 2

    16
    Feb
    Global Climate Change
    17
    Feb
    Global Climate Change Part 2 & Precipitation Part 2

    18
    Feb
    Air Masses and Frontogenesis
    19
    Feb
    Prelims Strategy
    21
    Feb
    Temperate and Tropical Cyclones 1
    22
    Feb
    Temperate and Tropical Cyclones 2
    23
    Feb
    Temperate and Tropical Cyclones 3

    24
    Feb
    Koppen’s & Thornthwaite’s Classification of World Climates
    25
    Feb
    Trewartha’s Classification of World Climates

    26
    Feb
    Bottom Topography of The Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean
    26
    Feb
    Model Ans: Arctic ocean bottom relief

    28
    Feb
    Temperature and Salinity of The Oceans
    28
    Feb
    Model Ans:surface and vertical temperature pattern in oceans
    01
    Mar
    Temperature and Salinity of The Oceans
    01
    Mar
    Model Ans: Salinity pattern of Indian ocean

    02
    Mar
    Ocean Deposits and Marine Resources: Biotic, Mineral and Energy Resource
    02
    Mar
    Model Ans:Tide types and formation

    03
    Mar
    Ocean currents 1
    03
    Mar
    Model Ans:Ocean currents
    04
    Mar
    Ocean currents 2
    04
    Mar
    Model Ans: Coral reef theories

    05
    Mar
    Coral Reef and Coral Bleaching
    04
    Mar
    Model Ans:Coral Reef
    07
    Mar
    Coral Reef and Coral Bleaching-2
    07
    Mar
    Model Ans: Ocean: Warming

    08
    Mar
    Heat and salt budget of oceans and Sea level rise

    09
    Mar
    Laws of Seas and Marine Pollution
    09
    Mar
    Model Ans :Maritime zone

    10
    Mar
    Factors Influencing World Distribution of Plants and Animals
    10
    Mar
    Model Ans :barriers, distribution, plants and animals
    11
    Mar
    Patterns of world distribution of plants and animals - Biogeographical realms
    11
    Mar
    Model Ans - Antarctic floristic kingdom
    12
    Mar
    Biomes, Agro Forestry and Social Forestry, Gene Pool Centers 1
    12
    Mar
    Model Ans :Agroforestry failed to achieve objectives
    14
    Mar
    Biomes, Agro Forestry and Social Forestry, Gene Pool Centers 2

    15
    Mar
    Genesis of Soil
    15
    Mar
    Model Ans: Genesis of Soil
    16
    Mar
    Classification and Distribution of Soils & Soil Profile
    16
    Mar
    Model Ans :Zonal distribution of soils
    17
    Mar
    Classification and Distribution of Soils

    21
    Mar
    Basics of Ecology, Ecosystem Principles and Human Ecological Adaptations
    21
    Mar
    Model Ans: Biosphere As Ecosystem
    22
    Mar
    Management and Human Ecological Adaptations

    23
    Mar
    Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India
    23
    Mar
    Model Ans :Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India
    24
    Mar
    Physiography of peninsular plateau, Northern Mountains

    25
    Mar
    structure of Himalayas and northern plains
    26
    Mar
    structure of Northern plains and coastal plains
    28
    Mar
    Monsoon Variability and Seasond of India

    29
    Mar
    Water Resources-Rivers and Ground Water
    30
    Mar
    Floods and droughts
    31
    Mar
    Indian rivers and Ground water resources
    04
    Apr
    Climatic classification of india -koppen,trewarta,stamp and kendrew Part 1
    04
    Apr
    Climatic classification of india -koppen,trewarta,stamp and kendrew Part 2

    01
    Apr
    water resources-surface & ground water issues , water scarcity
    29
    Jun
    Minerals
    30
    Jun
    Minerals-2
    02
    Jul
    Energy

    05
    Apr
    Ancient Antiquity, Pre-Classical, Classical and Modern Phases

    06
    Apr
    Contributions of Varenius and Kant, Humboldt, Ritter

    07
    Apr
    Determinism Vs Possibilism & Stop-Go Determinism

    01
    Apr
    Areal Differentiation and QR

    11
    Apr
    Contributions and Applications and Backlash

    12
    Apr
    Behavioral Approach and Influence of Cognitive Sciences
    13
    Apr
    Humanistic Geography Approaches

    14
    Apr
    Radical Approaches

    15
    Apr
    Environmentalism and Limits to Growth

    16
    Apr
    Culture Regions and Secularization

    18
    Apr
    Systems Theory
    19
    Apr
    Location Theories Von-thunens agriculture Theory
    20
    Apr
    Weber's Industrial Location Theory
    21
    Apr
    Geopolitical Theories

    22
    Apr
    Frontiers and Boundaries & Types of Boundaries

    25
    Apr
    Concept, Types of Regions and Methods of Regionalization, Regional Development Strategies

    26
    Apr
    Growth Pole of Perroux, Growth Centre of Boudville

    27
    Apr
    Concept of Development & Disparities/Imbalances
    28
    Apr
    Inequality & Theories on Inequality

    29
    Apr
    Development Programmes
    30
    Apr
    MLP HADP & IADP
    01
    May
    DVC Plan Watershed development & NCR Plan
    06
    May
    IRDP & Inter-linking of Rivers

    02
    May
    Evolution of Industries, Locational Factors of Cotton, Jute, Iron and Steel,

    03
    May
    Locational Factors of Silk Wool Iron & Steel & Aluminum Industries
    04
    May
    Fertilizers-Paper-Chemical-Pharmaceutical-Automobile-Sugarcane Industry

    05
    May
    Industrial Houses-Complexes, Industrial Policies, SEZ

    11
    May
    Dichotomy of Physical Vs Human geography
    12
    May
    Evolution of Man & Civilization-1
    13
    May
    Evolution of Man & Civilization -11

    16
    May
    Growth and Distribution of World Population
    17
    May
    Growth and Distribution of World Population-2

    18
    May
    Population Theories: Concepts, Application
    19
    May
    Marxian interpretation
    20
    May
    DTM Theory
    21
    May
    Answer Writing Basics
    23
    May
    DTM Theory Analysis & Optimum Population

    24
    May
    Population Theories: Concepts, Application and Growth, Distribution and Density of Population (India)

    25
    May
    Demographic Attributes: Mortality Rate and Dependency Rate
    26
    May
    Demographic Attributes: World Fertility, Literacy Rate, Population Age Structure, Sex Ratio
    03
    May
    Growth, Distribution and Density of Population

    27
    May
    Migration: Laws , Causes and Consequences
    07
    May
    Hunger & Food Insecurity
    09
    Jun
    Hunger and food insecurity -Dimple mam

    28
    May
    Migration: Earlier Trend, Causes and Consequences
    30
    May
    Migration: Consequences & Answer writing discussion

    31
    May
    Indian Society: Culture, Race, Ethnicity
    01
    Jun
    Race, Language

    02
    Jun
    Cultural Regions and Tribes of India

    07
    Jun
    Tribal Population: Major Tribal Regions

    08
    Jun
    Tribal Population: Tribal Population Problems & Solution

    03
    Jun
    World Population Problems and Policies, Population Development

    04
    Jun
    Human Development and Social Capital
    11
    Jun
    Literacy & Health Indicators

    06
    Jun
    Rural Morphology: Types, Patterns and Morphology
    10
    Jun
    Urban Morphology: Types, Patterns. Models In World
    18
    May
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    11
    Jun
    Urban Morphology: Models in World and India

    13
    Jun
    Sphere of Urban Influence and Rural Urban Fringe
    14
    Jun
    Quantitative Methods of Demarcation of City Region & Rural Urban Fringe
    15
    Jun
    Rural Urban Fringe -2

    16
    Jun
    Urban Agglomeration
    17
    Jun
    Functional Classification of Towns

    18
    Jun
    Urban Problems

    20
    Jun
    Sustainable Urbanization

    21
    Jun
    Primate City-Rank Size Rule
    24
    Jun
    CPT
    25
    Jun
    CPT & Losch

    01
    Jun
    Characteristics of Agriculture, Crop Types of India

    02
    Jun
    Green Revolution
    03
    Jun
    Green Revolution and Blue Revolution
    04
    Jun
    Blue Revolution and White Revolution

    22
    Jun
    Agriculture Importance , Dry Land Farming

    23
    Jun
    Green Revolution
    26
    Jun
    White Revolution

    26
    Jun
    Summary

    26
    Jun
    Land Related Concepts

    26
    Jun
    Irrigation, Seeds, Fertilizer and Power

    27
    Jun
    Concept of Agricultural Productivity and Intensity

    27
    Jun
    Agriculture Typology: Whittlesey's Classification
    27
    Jun
    Argo-Climatic Zones and Ecological Zones
    28
    Jun
    Crop Combination: Weaver's Scheme, Modification of Coppock and Doi & Whittlesey
    07
    Jun
    Agricultural Productivity and Cropping Intensity

    14
    Jun
    Indian Federalism and Regional Consciousness

    12
    May
    Federalism & Regionalism

    16
    May
    Lecture 1

    07
    May
    Hunger & Food Insecurity

    09
    May
    Trade Patterns Across Globe & India

    11
    May
    Transport

    31
    Jan
    World Map Part 1
    31
    Jan
    World Map Part 2

    31
    Jan
    India Map Part 1
    31
    Jan
    India Map Part 2
    31
    Jan
    India Map Part 3

    30
    Jun
    Reference Lines

    30
    Jun
    States

    30
    Jun
    River

    30
    Jun
    Hills

    30
    Jun
    WLS,NP,BR

    11
    Jan
    Mountains & Various Types
    11
    Jan
    Geological time scale
    11
    Jan
    Composition of Earth & types of rocks
    11
    Jan
    What is Geomorphology
    11
    Feb
    Landform formed by Glacier Depositonal Landform
    11
    Feb
    Glacial Landform Cycle of Erosion and Pleistocene Ice Age
    11
    Feb
    Landform formed by Glacier Special Landform
    11
    Feb
    Landform formed by Glacier Erosional Landform
    11
    Feb
    Landform formed by Glacier Flavio Glacial Features
    11
    Feb
    Landform formed by river Lecture 1
    11
    Feb
    Land form formed by river Lecture 2
    11
    Feb
    Landform formed by river Lecture 3
    11
    Feb
    Landform formed by river lecture 4
    11
    Feb
    Landform formed by river lecture 5
    12
    Feb
    Formation of the Appalachian Mountains
    12
    Feb
    Significance of time in geomorphology
    12
    Feb
    Cycle of Erosion on Domed Structure
    12
    Feb
    Folded Topography
    12
    Feb
    Peneplains-Features and types
    12
    Feb
    Slope analysis vs Mgmt
    12
    Feb
    Kings model inspired by Davis Penck Wood
    12
    Feb
    Denudation chronology Study of Erosion Surfaces
    12
    Feb
    Concept of equilibrium in landform & slope development
    12
    Feb
    Techniques in identifying erosional surfaces Unlisted
    12
    Feb
    Mass Movements-Types and factors affecting them
    15
    Feb
    Slump and Sol fluctuation
    15
    Feb
    Channel Avulsion
    15
    Feb
    Geography Basin Morphometric
    15
    Feb
    Development of river Valleys
    15
    Feb
    Drainage Basin and River Grade
    15
    Feb
    Channel Morphology
    15
    Feb
    Concept of river grade
    15
    Feb
    Karst cycle of erosion
    15
    Feb
    Arid Cycle of erosion
    15
    Feb
    Peri glacia cycle of erosion
    15
    Feb
    Miscellaneous landform

    09
    Feb
    Volcano 1
    09
    Feb
    Volcano 2

    08
    Feb
    Earthquake

    14
    Feb
    Local Wind - 1
    14
    Feb
    Local Wind -2
    14
    Feb
    Local Wind - 3

    18
    Feb
    Heating of Atmosphere and Temperature Measures
    18
    Feb
    Insolation and Net Radiation
    18
    Feb
    Atmospheric Circulation
    18
    Feb
    Sirocco winds
    18
    Feb
    Temperature Inversion

    21
    Feb
    Temperature Inversion

    21
    Feb
    Urban Heat Island

    26
    Feb
    OBR Part 1
    26
    Feb
    OBR Part 2
    26
    Feb
    OBR Part 3
    02
    Mar
    Theory of tides
    02
    Mar
    Types of Waves

    17
    Mar
    Environmental degradation and conservation, Env hazards and remedial measures (Part 1)
    17
    Mar
    Environmental degradation and conservation, Env hazards and remedial measures (Part 2)
    17
    Mar
    Environmental degradation and conservation, Env hazards and remedial measures (Part 3)
    17
    Mar
    Biodiversity and sustainable development
    17
    Mar
    Environment Management and Environment Governance
    22
    Mar
    Soil in India

    26
    Jun
    Lecture 1

    01
    Mar
    Geomorphology Booklet

    01
    Mar
    Oceanography Booklet

    02
    Mar
    Climatology Booklet

    Population Geography Booklet

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    Live Interactive Classes by Best-in-Class Faculties
    Live Interactive Classes by Best-in-Class Faculties
    Answer Writing Practice & Feedback by Experts
    Answer Writing Practice & Feedback by Experts
    Handwritten Notes with Concept Interlinking
    Handwritten Notes with Concept Interlinking
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    About the Faculty

    Dimple Nankani
    Dimple Nankani

    Dimple Nankani is presently associated with Edukemy as a faculty of Current Affairs and Environment. Over the past year, she has been mentoring UPSC aspirants in the domains of Geography, Mapping...

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    Shabbir Bashir
    Shabbir Bashir

    Shabbir A Bashir is one of the co-founders of Edukemy and industry’s most lauded professor in UPSC preparation. He has been in the industry for over 18 years, guiding aspirants with his immense...

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Geography as an optional can be bit technical and tricky, but when mastered, it is one of the most scoring subjects in UPSC CSE Mains.


    Edukemy’s Integrated Course with Test Series for Geography Optional starts with the basics, covers the foundational and enrichment topics of Geography optional and thus is ideal for students from any background or at any stage of their preparation. Additionally, it will be of great help for UPSC Mains - GS Paper 1, Certain Sections of GS paper 3, and UPSC CSE prelims.


    We shape civil servants out of aspirants!


    This programme is ideal for All UPSC CSE 2023/24 Aspirants who plan to take Geography as their Optional Subject for Mains.

  • 400 hours of Intensive Learning Programme with Live-Interactive Classes.
  • 180 sessions of Foundation & 130 sessions of Enrichment; spread over a duration of 9 months.
  • Live class commencement date: 11th January 2022.
  • Class Timing: 12-2 pm (Monday - Friday).
  • Integrated course for Geography Optional covers the complete Geography Optional Syllabus in a holistic and balanced manner.
  • Complete coverage of basics from NCERTs, and the standard textbooks, along with discussion on relevant issues.
  • Doubt Clarification by Mentors and Subject Experts.
  • Full Length Tests to simulate UPSC Mains (Geography Optional), along with handwritten model answers, and Post Test Discussions.
  • All answers will be evaluated by the subject experts and personalized feedbacks will be provided to all students attempting the tests.
  • The programme will cover in depth study of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for UPSC Geography Optional.
  • 7 Comprehensive Test Series.
  • Regular tests & assignments for effective learning.
  • Answer-writing practice via Assignments & PYQs.
  • Home Assignments on regular basis for practice.
  • Test Papers will be evaluated by a team of experts & faculty.
  • Detailed feedback on our app - Korrecto with in-depth feedback on your paper, line-by-line comments on your answers for improvement & hyperlink to reference reading material.
  • The programme will be handled by India’s Best faculty for Geography – Shabbir Sir.
  • Our live interactive classes simulate the feel of offline classes, where students also have the choice to ask doubts, and interact with the faculty in real time. This enhances class engagement and retainability of the key concepts.
  • Peer interaction and discussion platforms ensure that you stay connected to other aspirants and remain in a mind simulating and competitive environment throughout your preparation.
  • Our subject experts and faculties are also involved in curating and overviewing all the contents and tests, to ensure quality and coherence with UPSC CSE exam.
  • Our handout and study-materials include hand-written notes with proper flow charts, diagrams, data, and links to help better learning.
  • Personalized expert feedback on answers written by the students will help students improve their writing skills for other UPSC Mains Papers also.
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