You can refer my previous posts:
Where you can learn that how to prepare topics wise with reference study materials.
But here I compiled a list of recommended UPSC Geography optional books paper wise to help you. [Read more…]
Geography preparation for Civil Service examination is not easy. First of all, you need good imagination skill. for say, if you reading about solar system, then try imagine solar system visually which will helps understand the concepts easily.
There are many standard books for upsc geography preparation like Masjid Hussain's book and GC Leong but Ncert books are always important than them.
Becuase ncert books (especially new ncert) comes with good illustrations and pictures which are helpful to understand the topics.
When it comes to newspaper, read case studies which are related to Geography.
Unlike other subjects, for Geography take notes with pictures. Use applications like Microsoft, Google docs or evernote. I personally prefer Google docs and evernote because i will not lost, my notes would be saved in cloud.
Read geography syllabus for prelims and mains and only read topics which are important.
For topics on Physical setting, agriculture, industries, trade & transportation, resources, cultural setting, settlement & some contemporary issues:- KHULLAR ——-coaching institute notes———Yojana magazine———NCERT text books———some latest developments from INDIA YEAR BOOK. Emphasis be given more on maps & diagrams in these topics. [Read more…]
If you want an one good resource for Geo optional paper – 1 preparation tips, then you’re in correct place. Thanks to Gaurav Agarwal and Chanchal Rana sir. They are did a great job and offers great tips for all aspirants.
Here’s the complete GEO Paper – 1 preparation tips from Khelo India,
Geomorphology: I went through the notes both of Alok ranjan, and Neetu Singh—-PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY by Savindra singh——-NCERT text books along with the diagrams there. APPLIED GEOMORPHOLOGY is a very important part, so trying searching the internet for the various applications like in dam construction, oil exploration & surveying. etc——–Imp: Read the various other names of the same theories as in the name of the authors or any other peculiar names. [Read more…]
So, you already have great foundation and ready to go deep. Because you prepared well Geography in prelims and mains. And now confident enough to choose Geography as your optional subject. Right? [Read more…]
Geography is a beautiful subject that connects to or relates to almost all subjects.
By studying geography you not only learn geography, but also other subjects as well.