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What are the sources for geography optional Upsc?
Indian Geography by D R Khullar.
How many days it will take to complete geography optional?
4-5 months, if you study Geography 12-15 hours per week. This should be enough. Also, it depends on how much can you recall your graduation concepts. Ideally, aspirants need 4-5 months to complete the optional subject solely.
Should I take geography as an optional in the IAS MAINS exam?
There are many benefits of taking geography as an optional in the civil services mains exam like overlap, scientific nature of the subject, etc. There are also a few hiccups such as the rather vast syllabus. In this section, we discuss the pros and cons of the Geography optional in the IAS mains exam.
How many books do I need to study geography optional?
If you google ‘Book List for Geography Optional’, you would find links to several websites. What I have seen that almost all of them prescribe 20-30 books for the subject. They have separate books for Climatology, Oceanography and every other sub-topic.
Why is geography an optional subject in the UPSC Mains Exam?
Geography is a highly popular optional subject in the UPSC mains exam. It is especially popular with candidates with a science or engineering background because of the nature of the subject itself. It is a science and this makes it attractive for such candidates. It is also popular because of the overlap with the syllabus for UPSC.
What are the best resources for studying examrace geography?
Monthly Yojana and Kurukshetra magazines (Selective study) Examrace Geography Optional Lectures : They have comprehensive coverage. Some of the lectures are really good although is some topics they go too deep. They will help you fill the gaps which the above mentioned books leave out.