Started on Jul 23, 2022

UPSC Geography Optional Foundation Course - UPSC CSE 2023/24 (Online July Batch)

Started on Jul 23, 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.

300+

Classes

600+

Hours

6

Months

150+

Class Summaries

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.

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Course Schedule

26
Jul
Orientation Class
27
Jul
Basics NCERT
28
Jul
NCERT - 2

03
Aug
Basics of Atmosphere Composition and Layering

04
Aug
Heat Budget 1
05
Aug
Temperature Belts & Isotherm Patterns of the World

06
Aug
Atmospheric Circulation Models
08
Aug
Pressure Belts of the World
09
Aug
Planetary Winds
10
Aug
Mediterranean Climate & Local Winds
12
Aug
Upper Tropospheric Winds
13
Aug
Rossby waves & Jet streams

18
Aug
Stability & Instability of Atmosphere
16
Aug
Condensation Fog and Clouds

17
Aug
Mechanism of Precipitation

17
Aug
Temperate Cyclones
19
Aug
Air Masses

12
Aug
Causes of Climate Change
13
Aug
Evidences of Climate Change

18
Aug
Tropical Cyclones

19
Aug
Koppen’s Classification of World Climates
20
Aug
Thornthwaite’s Classification of World Climates
22
Aug
Trewartha’s Classification of World Climates

23
Aug
Bottom Topography of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean

24
Aug
Temperature of the Oceans
25
Aug
Salinity of the Oceans

26
Aug
Ocean Deposits and Marine Resources: Biotic, Mineral and Energy Resource

27
Aug
Ocean Waves and Currents
29
Aug
Ocean Currents and Tides

30
Aug
Formation and Theories of Coral Reef

31
Aug
Reasons and Consequence of Bleaching

01
Sep
Heat Budget and Salt Budget

02
Sep
Laws of Seas and Marine Pollution

03
Sep
Genesis of Soil
05
Sep
Classification and Distribution of Soils & Soil Profile

06
Sep
Factors Influencing World Distribution of Plants and Animals
07
Sep
Factors Influencing World Distribution of Plants and Animals and Biogeographical Realms
08
Sep
Biogeographical Realms
09
Sep
Biomes, Agro Forestry and Social Forestry Gene Pool Centres

10
Sep
Basics of Ecology, Ecosystem Principles
12
Sep
Ecosystem Conservation Strategies
13
Sep
Environmental Management and Human Ecological Adaptations

14
Sep
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India - 1
15
Sep
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India - 2
16
Sep
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India - 3

17
Sep
Monsoons - 1
19
Sep
Monsoons - 2
20
Sep
Monsoons - 3
21
Sep
Climate Disasters and Extreme Events
22
Sep
Climatic Classification

23
Sep
Water Resources-Rivers and Ground Water - 1
24
Sep
Water Resources-Rivers and Ground Water - 2

26
Sep
Ancient Antiquity, Pre-Classical, Classical and Modern Phases

27
Sep
Contributions of Varenius and Kant, Humboldt, Ritter

28
Sep
Physical Vs Human
29
Sep
Determinism Vs Possibilism & Stop-Go Determinism

30
Sep
Areal Differentiation and QR

01
Oct
Contributions and Applications and Backlash

03
Oct
Behavioral Approach and Influence of Cognitive Sciences

05
Oct
Radical Approaches

06
Oct
Environmentalism and Limits to Growth - 1
07
Oct
Environmentalism and Limits to Growth - 2

08
Oct
Post Modern Geography

10
Oct
Systems Theory
11
Oct
Location Theories - 1
12
Oct
Location Theories - 2
13
Oct
Geopolitical Theory

14
Oct
Frontiers and Boundaries & Types of Boundaries

15
Oct
Concept, Types of Region and Methods of Regionalization, Regional Development Strategies

17
Oct
Growth Pole of Perroux, Rostov's Development Theory

18
Oct
Concept of Development, Disparities and Imbalances - 1
19
Oct
Concept of Development, Disparities and Imbalances - 2

20
Oct
Disparities in India and Regional Planning Principles
21
Oct
Multi Level Planning, Hill Area Development Plan, Integrated Tribal Development Plan
22
Oct
Damodar Valley Corporation Plan, Watershed Program and NCR Planning
25
Oct
Integrated Rural Development Programme and Interlinking of Rivers

26
Oct
Locational Factors of Cotton and Jute Industry

27
Oct
Locational Factors of other Textile Industries and Core Industry

28
Oct
Locational Factors of Fertilizer and Related Industry

29
Oct
Industrial Houses-Complexes, Industrial Policies and SEZ

31
Oct
Principles of Trade

01
Nov
Importance of Transport, Complementary and Competition in Modes of Transport

02
Nov
Geography and Federalism, Regional and Regional Consciousness

03
Nov
Border Conflicts & Geo Politics

04
Nov
Types of Minerals and Important Minerals

05
Nov
Distribution of Minerals as per Physiography

07
Nov
Coal Resources and Other Energy Minerals

08
Nov
Growth and Distribution of World Population - 1
09
Nov
Crude Population Density and Physiological Density

10
Nov
Growth and Distribution of World Population - 2
11
Nov
Population Theories Concepts & Application - 1
12
Nov
Population Theories Concepts & Application 2

14
Nov
Population Theories Concepts, Application and Growth, Distribution and Density of Population (India)

15
Nov
Growth, Distribution and Density of Population
16
Nov
Demographic Attributes World Fertility, Literacy Rate, Population Age Structure, Sex Ratio
17
Nov
Mortality Rate and Dependency Rate

18
Nov
Migration Causes and Consequences

19
Nov
Migration Earlier Trend, Causes and Consequences
21
Nov
Migration Recent Trend

22
Nov
Indian Society Couture, Race, Ethnicity
23
Nov
Race and Language

24
Nov
Cultural Regions and Tribes of India

25
Nov
Major Tribal Regions

26
Nov
Tribal Population

28
Nov
World Population Problems and Policies, Population Development

29
Nov
Human Development and Social Capital

30
Nov
Food Problems and Aspects of Hunger and Food Insecurity

01
Dec
Social Wellbeing, Population as Social Capital

02
Dec
Rural Morphology Types, Patterns and Morphology
03
Dec
Urban Morphology Types, Patterns, Models in world

05
Dec
Models in Urban Morphology

06
Dec
Spheres of Urban Influence Basic and Methods
07
Dec
Sphere of Urban Influence Methods in Demarcation of Umland

08
Dec
Basics in Rural Urban Fringe

09
Dec
Extension of Urban Areas and Urban Agglomeration

10
Dec
Ashok Mitra's Scheme

12
Dec
Urban Problems and Urban Heat Island

13
Dec
Functional Classification of Towns

14
Dec
Mark Jefferson's Primate City Concept, Rank Size Rule

15
Dec
Central Place Theory Assumptions and Objective
16
Dec
Nesting Pattern as per Christaller, Losch's Modification

17
Dec
Characteristics of Agriculture and Crop Types of India

19
Dec
Green Revolution
20
Dec
Green Revolution and Blue Revolution
21
Dec
Blue Revolution and White Revolution

22
Dec
Concept of Agricultural Productivity and Intensity

23
Dec
Agricultural Productivity and Cropping Intensity
24
Dec
Agriculture Typology Whittlesey's Classification
26
Dec
Crop Combination Weaver's Scheme, Modification of Coppock and Doi
27
Dec
Agro-Climatic Zones and Ecological Zones

28
Dec
Land Related Concepts

29
Dec
Irrigation, Seeds, Fertilizer and Power

02
Jan
Formation of Earth
03
Jan
Minerals and Types of rocks
04
Jan
Crust Composition and Important Landforms

05
Jan
Physical Conditions of the Earth’s Interior

06
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics - 1
07
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics - 2
09
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics - 3
10
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics - 4

11
Jan
Older views on Mountain Building
12
Jan
Recent Views on Mountain Building

13
Jan
Older Views on Isostasy
14
Jan
Recent Views on Isostasy

16
Jan
Origin and Evolution of Earth's Crust

17
Jan
Fundamentals and Application of Geomagnetism

18
Jan
Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development - 1
19
Jan
Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development - 2
20
Jan
Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development - 3
21
Jan
Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development - 4

23
Jan
Denudation Chronology and Erosional Surface

24
Jan
Channel Morphology

25
Jan
Applied Geomorphology

26
Jan
Glacier and Peri Glacial Landscape
27
Jan
Karst Landscape, Desert Landscape, Coastal Landscape

28
Jul
Full Schedule

11
Aug
lecture 1
11
Aug
lecture 2
11
Aug
Lecture 3

Key Highlights

Live Interactive Classes by Best-in-Class Faculties
Live Interactive Classes by Best-in-Class Faculties
Handwritten Notes with Concept Interlinking
Handwritten Notes with Concept Interlinking
Answer Writing Practice & Feedback by Experts
Answer Writing Practice & Feedback by Experts
Exclusive Telegram channels for Mentorship Support
Exclusive Telegram channels for Mentorship Support

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 Foundational Course for Geography Optional starts with the basics 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. 

  • 600 hours of Intensive Learning Program.
  • 300 sessions spread over a duration of 6 months.
  • Class commencement date: 23rd July 2022.
  • Class timings: 12:00 - 02:00 p.m.
  • Added recorded video section for conceptual clarity.

  • Foundation course for Geography Optional covers the complete Geography Optional Syllabus in a holistic and balanced manner.  
  • It includes complete coverage of basics from NCERTs, and the standard textbooks, along with discussion on relevant issues.  
  • Effective teaching - learning process with doubt clarification by Mentors and Subject Experts.  
  • The programme will cover in depth study of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for UPSC Geography Optional.   

  • The programme will be handled by India’s Best faculty for Geography – Shabbir A Bashir & Dimple Nankani. 
  • Our classes simulate the feel of offline classes, where students also have the choice to ask doubts, and interact with the faculty in real time through telegram channels. 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.  
  • Development of analytical skills through spontaneous interaction in groups & mentoring the students on test feedback.
  • Well crafted pedagogy as per the changing trends of the examination, course topics would be covered as per their relevance and importance.

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