Started on May 10, 2022

UPSC Geography Optional Foundation - 2023/24 (Video Course)

Started on May 10, 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.

180+

Classes

350+

Hours

6

Months

180+

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

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

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

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

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 Depositional Landform
11
Feb
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
Denudation chronology Study of Erosion Surfaces
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
Concept of equilibrium in landform & slope developement
12
Feb
Denudation chronology Study of Erosion Surfaces
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

14
Jan
Volcano 1
14
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

19
Feb
Temperature Inversion

21
Feb
Urban Heat Island
Applied Climatology
Urban Heat Island

24
Feb
Applied Climatology

24
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
Environment Management and Environment Governance
22
Mar
Soil in India

26
Jun
Lecture 1

Geomorphology Booklet

01
Mar
Oceanography Booklet

02
Mar
Climatology Booklet

23
May
Population Geography Booklet

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

31
Jan
India Map Part1
31
Jan
India Map Part 2
31
Jan
India Map Part 3

30
Jun
Reference Lines

30
Jun
States

30
Jun
Hills

Rivers
WLS,NP,BR

Key Highlights

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
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.

 

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.

  • 350 hours of Intensive Learning Programme.
  • 180 sessions spread over a duration of 6 months.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sir & Dimple Mam.
  • 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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