Started on Nov 15, 2022

UPSC Geography Optional Foundation Course - UPSC CSE 2023/24 (Offline November Batch)

Started on Nov 15, 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.   
  • 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.

200+

Classes

400+

Hours

6

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.   
  • 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

15
Nov
Lecture 1

09
Feb
Basics of Atmosphere: Composition and Layering

10
Feb
Temperature Belts & Isotherm Patterns of the World

11
Feb
Atmospheric Circulation Models
13
Feb
Pressure Belts of the World
14
Feb
Planetary Winds
15
Feb
Mediterranean Climate
16
Feb
Upper Tropospheric Winds

17
Feb
Condensation Fog and Clouds

18
Feb
Causes of Climate Change
20
Feb
Evidences of Climate Change

21
Feb
Mechanism of Precipitation

22
Feb
Temperate Cyclones

23
Feb
Tropical Cyclones

24
Feb
Koppen’s Classification of World Climates
25
Feb
Thornthwaite’s Classification of World Climates
27
Feb
Trewartha’s Classification of World Climates

28
Feb
Bottom Topography of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean

01
Mar
Temperature of the Oceans
02
Mar
Salinity of the Oceans

03
Mar
Ocean Deposits and Marine Resources: Biotic, Mineral and Energy Resource

04
Mar
Ocean Waves and Currents
06
Mar
Ocean Currents and Tides

07
Mar
Formation and Theories of Coral Reef

09
Mar
Reasons and Consequences of Bleaching

10
Mar
Heat Budget and Salt Budget

11
Mar
Laws of Seas and Marine Pollution

12
May
Types of Minerals and Important Minerals

13
May
Distribution of Minerals as per Physiography

15
May
Coal Resources and Other Energy Minerals

10
May
Geography and Federalism, Regional and Regional Consciousness

11
May
Border Conflicts & Geo Politics

08
May
Principles of Trade

09
May
Importance of Transport, Complementary and Competition in Modes of Transport

03
May
Locational Factors of Cotton and Jute Industry

04
May
Locational Factors of Other Textile Industries and Core Industry

05
May
Locational Factors of Fertilizer and Related Industries

06
May
Industrial Houses-Complexes, Industrial Policies, SEZ

24
Apr
Concept, Types of Region and Methods of Regionalization, Regional Development Strategies

25
Apr
Growth Pole of Perroux, Rostov's Development Theory

26
Apr
Concept of Development & Disparities/Imbalances 1
27
Apr
Concept of Development & Disparities/Imbalances 2

28
Apr
Disparities in India and Regional Planning Principles
29
Apr
Multi Level Planning, Hill Area Development Plan, Integrated Tribal Development Plan
01
May
Damodar Valley Corporation Plan , Watershed Program and NCR Planning
02
May
Integrated Rural Development Programme and Interlinking of Rivers

18
Apr
Systems Theory
19
Apr
Location Theories 1
20
Apr
Location Theories 2
21
Apr
Geopolitical Theory

22
Apr
Frontiers and Boundaries & Types of Boundaries

04
Apr
Ancient Antiquity, Pre-classical, Classical and Modern Phases

05
Apr
Contributions of Varenius and Kant, Humboldt , Ritter

06
Apr
Physical Vs Human
08
Apr
Determinism Vs Possibilism & Stop-Go Determinism

10
Apr
Areal Differentiation and QR

11
Apr
Contributions, Applications and backlash

12
Apr
Behavioral Approach and Influence of Cognitive Sciences

13
Apr
Radical Approaches

14
Apr
Environmentalism and Limits to Growth 1
15
Apr
Environmentalism and Limits to Growth 2

17
Apr
Post Modern Geography

13
Mar
Genesis of Soil
14
Mar
Classification and Distribution of Soils & Soil Profile

15
Mar
Factors Influencing World Distribution of Plants and Animals
16
Mar
Factors Influencing World Distribution of Plants and Animals; Biogeographical Realms
17
Mar
Biogeographical Realms
18
Mar
Biomes, Agro Forestry and Social Forestry, Gene Pool Centers

20
Mar
Basics of Ecology, Ecosystem Principles
21
Mar
Ecosystem Conservation Strategies
22
Mar
Environmental Management & Human Ecological Adaptations

16
Jan
Formation of Earth
13
Jan
Minerals and Types of Rocks
14
Jan
Crust Composition & Important Landforms

17
Jan
Physical Conditions of the Earth’s Interior

18
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics 1
19
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics 2
20
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics 3
21
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics 4
23
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics 5
24
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics 6
25
Jan
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics 7
06
Feb
Earthquake
07
Feb
Earthquake Effects & Tsunami

27
Jan
Older Views on Mountain Building
28
Jan
Recent Views on Mountain Building I
30
Jan
Recent Views on Mountain Building II

31
Jan
Older Views on Isostasy
25
Jan
Recent Views on Isostasy

01
Feb
Origin and Evolution of Earth's Crust
01
Feb
PYQ Discussion

02
Feb
Fundamentals and Application of Geomagnetism

03
Feb
Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development 1
03
Feb
PYQ Discussion
04
Feb
Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development 2
01
Feb
Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development 3
02
Feb
Concepts of Geomorphic Cycles and Landscape Development 4

03
Feb
Denudation Chronology and Erosional Surface

04
Feb
Channel Morphology

06
Feb
Applied Geomorphology

07
Feb
Glacier and Peri Glacial Landscape
08
Feb
Karst Landscape, Desert Landscape, Coastal Landscape

06
Jan
Characteristics of Agriculture and Crop Types of India

07
Jan
Green Revolution
10
Jan
Blue Revolution and White Revolution
02
Jan
Green Revolution and Blue Revolution

11
Jan
Concept of Agricultural Productivity and Intensity

12
Jan
Land Related Concepts

14
Jan
Agricultural Regionalization
16
Jan
Agricultural Regionalization 1
07
Jan
Crop Combination: Weaver's Scheme, Modification of Coppock and Doi
09
Jan
Agro-climatic Zones and Ecological Zones

13
Jan
Land Management

19
Dec
Rural Morphology Types, Patterns and Morphology
20
Dec
Urban Morphology Types, Patterns, Models in world

21
Dec
Models in Urban Morphology

23
Dec
Sphere of Urban Influence: Basic and Methods
24
Dec
Sphere of Urban Influence: Methods in Demarcation of Umland

22
Dec
Basics in Rural Urban Fringe

26
Dec
Extension of Urban Areas and Urban Agglomeration

27
Dec
Ashok Mitra's Scheme

23
Dec
Urban Problems and Urban Heat Island

29
Dec
Urban problems & solutions
30
Dec
Urban Planning Models

02
Jan
Mark Jefferson's Primate City Concept, Rank Size Rule

03
Jan
Central Place Theory: Assumption, Objective
04
Jan
Nesting Pattern as per Christaller, Losch's Modification
05
Jan
CPT Modifications

16
Nov
Introduction to Population Geography
17
Nov
Evolution of Man & Civilization-1
18
Nov
Evolution of Man & Civilization-2
21
Nov
Growth and Distribution of World Population - 1
22
Nov
Growth and Distribution of World Population - 2
22
Nov
Measures of Population Concentration: Crude Population Density, Physiological Density

23
Nov
Population Theories: Concepts, Application 1
24
Nov
Population Theories: Concepts, Application 2
25
Nov
Population Theories: Concepts, Application 3
26
Nov
Population Theories: Concepts, Application 4
28
Nov
Population Resource Regions & Migration

05
Dec
Population Theories: Concepts, Application and Growth, Distribution and Density of Population (India) - I
06
Dec
Population Theories: Concepts, Application and Growth, Distribution and Density of Population (India) - II

28
Nov
Growth, Distribution and Density of Population
28
Nov
Demographic Attributes: World Fertility, Literacy Rate, Population Age Structure, Sex Ratio
29
Nov
Demographic Attributes: Mortality Rate and Dependency Rate

30
Nov
Migration: Causes and Consequences

29
Nov
Migration Theories
30
Nov
Migration: Earlier Trend
01
Dec
Migration: Recent Trend
02
Dec
World Migration Report-Indian Migration
03
Dec
Internal Migration & Demographic Transition in India

07
Dec
Indian Society: Culture, Race, Ethnicity
08
Dec
Race, Language
09
Dec
Indian Languages

10
Dec
Cultural Regions & Population Problems
12
Dec
Poverty & Hunger Issues

06
Dec
Cultural Regions and Tribes of India

15
Dec
Major Tribal Regions
16
Dec
Tribal Problems

08
Dec
Tribal Population: Tribal Population

09
Dec
World Population Problems and Policies, Population Development

13
Dec
Human Development and Social Capital
14
Dec
Social Capital-2

12
Dec
Food Problems and Aspects of Hunger and Food Insecurity

13
Dec
Social Well-being, Population as Social Capital

29
Oct
Lecture 8
31
Oct
Lecture 9
10
Nov
Lecture 15

11
Nov
Lecture 16
14
Nov
Lecture 17

21
Oct
Lecture 6
27
Oct
Lecture 7

17
Nov
Lecture 19
18
Nov
Lecture 20

14
Nov
Lecture 15

17
Oct
Lecture 5

19
Oct
Lecture 5

02
Nov
Lecture 10

07
Nov
Lecture 11
09
Nov
Lecture 12
10
Nov
Lecture 13
11
Nov
Lecture 14

29
Oct
Lecture 9
31
Oct
Lecture 10

02
Nov
Lecture 11
04
Nov
Lecture 12

12
Oct
Lecture 2

23
Mar
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India 1
24
Mar
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India 2
25
Mar
Geological History and Triple Tectonic Division of India 3

27
Mar
Monsoons 1
28
Mar
Monsoons 2
29
Mar
Monsoons 3
30
Mar
Climate Disasters and Extreme Events
31
Mar
Climatic Classification

01
Apr
Water Resources-Rivers and Ground Water 1
03
Apr
Water Resources-Rivers and Ground Water 2

15
Oct
Lecture 3
17
Oct
Lecture 4

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...

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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...

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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. 

  • 400 hours of Intensive Learning Program.
  • 200 sessions spread over a duration of 6 months.
  • Class commencement date: 15th November 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 with high quality content.  
  • 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 unique 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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