Started on May 16, 2022

UPSC Geography optional 2023/24 - Foundation course (Offline)

Started on May 16, 2022

An Intensive 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.
  • In-depth study of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for UPSC Geography Optional.
  • Map Practice for India and the World.

150+

Classes

300+

Hours

5.5

Months

150+

Class Summaries

An Intensive 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.
  • In-depth study of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for UPSC Geography Optional.
  • Map Practice for India and the World.

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Course Schedule

15
Jul
Plate Tectonics and Interiors of the Earth
15
Jul
Geomorphology-1

26
Jun
Lecture 1

12
Jul
Lecture 1
12
Jul
Lecture 2

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

10
Sep
Waves

17
Sep
Part 1
17
Sep
Part 2
17
Sep
Part 3

12
Nov
Class Videos

12
Nov
Class Videos

12
Nov
Class Videos

12
Nov
Class Videos

12
Nov
Class Videos

12
Nov
Class Videos

12
Nov
Map entries : Important Places

24th May 2022
31st May 2022

23
May
Population Geography Booklet

10
Jul
Settlement Geography

10
Sep
Climatology Booklet

10
May
Lecture 1

11
May
Lecture 2

12
May
Lecture 3
13
May
Lecture 4

16
May
Growth and distribution of world population
17
May
Growth & 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 dependancy rate
26
May
Demographic attributes: World Fertlity, Literact Rate, Population age structure, Sex Ratio
23
May
Growth, distribution and density of population

27
May
Migration: Laws, Causes and consequences
09
Jun
Hunger & Food Security Issues

28
May
Migration: Earlier Trend, causes and consequences
30
May
Migration: Consequences & Answer Writing

31
May
Indian Society: Cuture, Race, Ethinicity
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 & Solutions

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
07
Jun
Social Capital and well being, Population as social capital.

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 & 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

21
Jun
Characteristics of agriculture, Crop Types of India

22
Jun
Green revolution
23
Jun
Green revolution and Blue Revolution
24
Jun
Blue Revolution and white revolution

22
Jun
Agriculture Importance , Dryland Farming

23
Jun
Green Revolution
26
Jun
White Revolution & Infrastructural Factors

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
Agro-climatic zones and ecological zones
28
Jun
Crop combination: Weaver's Scheme, Modification of Coppock and Doi & Whittlesey
27
Jun
Agricultural productivity and cropping intensity

29
Jun
Formation of Earth
30
Jun
Crust composition & Imp landforms
05
Jul
Minerals and Types of rocks

01
Jul
Physical conditions of the earth’s interior;
04
Jul
Discontinuity & Temperature of Earths Interior
05
Jul
Seismic Evidences

06
Jul
Continental drift and plate tectonics;
07
Jul
Continental drift theory and Plate Tectonics -2
08
Jul
Plate Tectonics
09
Jul
Plate Tectonics-2
11
Jul
Plate Tectonics Evidences
12
Jul
Volcanism
23
Jul
EarthQuake
26
Jul
Earthquake-2

13
Jul
Older views on mountain building;
14
Jul
Geosyncline Theory
15
Jul
Recent views on mountain building;
16
Jul
Answer discussion

15
Jul
Older views on Isostasy
18
Jul
Recent views on Isostasy

19
Jul
Origin and evolution of earth's crust

20
Jul
Fundamentals and Application of geomagnetism;
21
Jul
Geomagnetism-2

22
Jul
Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape development;
27
Jul
Geomorphic Cycles-2
28
Jul
Geomorphic Cycle-3
29
Jul
Slope Development

30
Jul
Denudation choronology and erosional surface
01
Aug
Erosional Surface

02
Aug
Channel morphology

27
Jul
Applied Geomorphology

28
Jul
Glacier and Peri Glacial Landscape
29
Jul
Karst Landscape, Desert Landscape, Coastal Landscape

03
Aug
Basics of atmosphere Heat Budget
04
Aug
Heat Budget
05
Aug
Temperature belts & Isotherm patterns of the world;
06
Aug
Atmospheric circulation Models
08
Aug
Pressure Belts of the world

09
Aug
Atmospheric circulation: Surface and Aloft winds
10
Aug
Local winds, Humidity Atmospheric stability and Instability.
12
Aug
Upper Tropospheric Winds
13
Aug
Rossby Waves & Jet Streams
16
Aug
Types and distribution of precipitation
17
Aug
Mechanism of Precipitation
18
Aug
Stability & Instability of Atmosphere

19
Aug
Air masses and frontogenesis,
20
Aug
Fronts & Temperate Cyclones
22
Aug
Temperate and tropical cyclones;
23
Aug
Tropical Cyclones

24
Aug
Koppen’s & Thornthwaite’s classification of world climates
25
Aug
Trewartha’s classification of world climates;

26
Aug
Global Climate Change

27
Aug
OBR
29
Aug
Bottom topography of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean

30
Aug
Temperature and salinity of the oceans

31
Aug
Ocean Deposits and marine resources: biotic, mineral and energy resource

01
Sep
Ocean Waves, currents and Tides
02
Sep
Ocean currents-2
03
Sep
Thermohalinecurrents-watermass-ENSO

05
Sep
Coral Reef and Coral Bleaching
06
Sep
Coral reef theories -2

07
Sep
Coral Bleaching & Heat Budget and Salt Budget

08
Sep
Lecture

09
Sep
Laws of seas and marine pollution

10
Sep
Factors influencing world distribution of plants and animals
12
Sep
Biogeographical Realms
13
Sep
Gene Pool Centres & Biogeographical realms of india
14
Sep
Vegetation Of India

15
Sep
Genesis of Soil
16
Sep
Marbuts classification of Soil
17
Sep
USDA Soil Classification & Biodiversity Degradation

19
Sep
social forestry, Basics of ecology, Ecosystem principles and Human ecological adaptations
20
Sep
Ecosystem Principles & Management
20
Sep
Assignment 20th Sept
21
Sep
Human Ecological Adaptations

22
Sep
Ancient antiquity, Pre-classical, Classical and modern Phases.

23
Sep
Contributions of Varenius and Kant, Humboldt , Ritter

26
Sep
Physical Vs Human
27
Sep
Determinism Vs Possibilism & Stop-Go Determinism

28
Sep
Areal Differntiation and QR
28
Sep
28th September

29
Sep
Contributions and Applications and backlash

30
Sep
Behavioural Approach and influence of cognitive sciences
01
Oct
Humanistic Geography

04
Oct
Regional Synthesis & SRR
06
Oct
Radical Approaches
06
Oct
6th October Assignment

07
Oct
Environmentalism and Limits to Growth

08
Oct
Post Modern Geography

10
Oct
Systems Theory
11
Oct
Geopolitical Theory
12
Oct
12th October Assignment
13
Oct
Geopolitical Theory-1
14
Oct
Locational Theories

03
Oct
Frontiers and Boundaries & Types of Boundaries

15
Oct
Concept, Types of Region and methods of regionalisation, Regional development strategies
17
Oct
Methods of Regionalisation & Growth Pole
17
Oct
October 17th Assignment

18
Oct
Growth Pole of Perroux, Rostov's Developement Theory

19
Oct
Concept of Development & Disparities/Imbalances

20
Oct
Disparities In India
21
Oct
Multi Level Planning, Hill Area Development Plan, Integrated Tribal Development Plan
22
Oct
Damodar Valley Corporation Plan, Watershed Program and NCR Planning
26
Oct
Integrated Rural Development Programme and NCR

27
Oct
Geological history and Triple Tectonic division of India - 1
28
Oct
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India - 2
29
Oct
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India - 3
31
Oct
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India - 4
01
Nov
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India - 5

03
Oct
India Mapping

02
Nov
Monsoons-1
03
Nov
Monsoons-2
04
Nov
Monsoons-3
05
Nov
Seasons and rainfall pattern of India
07
Nov
Climate Disasters and Extreme events
10
Sep
Climatic Classification

08
Nov
Water resources-Rivers and Ground water
09
Nov
Interlinking of rivers and water issues
08
Nov
Climate of India

17
Nov
Locational Factors of other Textile Industries and Core Industry

18
Nov
Locational Factors of Fertilizer and Related Industry

19
Nov
Locational Factors of Fertilzer,Chemical,Pharma,paper Industry & Political aspects

19
Nov
world distribution of Industries

11
Nov
Principles of Trade

10
Nov
Importance of Transport, Complementary and Competition in Modes of Transport

12
Nov
Geography and Federalism, Regional and Regional Consciousness

Border Conflicts & Geo Politics
NA

13
Nov
Types of Minerals and Important Minerals

Distribution of Minerals as per Physiography

15
Nov
Coal Resources and Other Energy Minerals
16
Nov
Other Energy Resources & Industries Introduction

Key Highlights

Handwritten Notes with Concept Interlinking
Handwritten Notes with Concept Interlinking
Exclusive Telegram channels for Mentorship Support
Exclusive Telegram channels for Mentorship Support
Most relevant topics would be covered based on PYPs
Most relevant topics would be covered based on PYPs
Interactive Classes by Best-in-Class Faculties
Interactive Classes by Best-in-Class Faculties

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.

It would help students understand static and dynamic concepts with in-depth understanding, under the mentorship of our best faculties on board.

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.

  • 300+ hours of Intensive Learning Programme with Interactive Classes.
  • 150+ sessions spread over a duration of 5.5 months.
  • Class commencement date: 9th May 2022.
  • Class Timing: 12-2 pm (Monday - Saturday).

  • Foundation course for Geography Optional covers the complete Geography Optional Syllabus in a holistic and balanced manner.
  • Effective teaching-learning process with spot doubt clearance by the faculty.
  • 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 Sir & Dimple Mam.
  • Students 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.
  • Development of analytical skills through spontaneous interaction in & mentoring the students on the 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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