UPSC IAS 2018 Geography Optional Tips – Geography Tips 2018 IAS Exam
UPSC IAS 2018 Geography Optional Tips – Geography Tips 2018 IAS Exam – Hello Friends Welcome to studydhaba.com .Here We are sharing some of the most important tips for UPSC Geography Optional Paper for IAS 2018 Exam .
These Tips Will be Helpful in your Preparation for UPSC mains 2018 Exam . Geography is one of the most Popular Optional In UPSC Exam .
A lot of candidates who take up this optional in fact, would not have studied this for their graduation or post-graduation. In this article, we give you a few valuable tips to score high in the Geography optional paper.
For open-ended questions, you must take care to make your answers multi-dimensional. For example, such questions in Indian Geography can be answered by using relevant theory from paper I.
Shweta’s four pointers to write amazing answers in Geography:-
- Use relevant and labelled diagrams.
- Use examples from India and the world.
- Use various philosophers’ thoughts.
- Use geographical terminology.
UPSC IAS 2018 Geography Optional Tips – Geography Tips 2018 IAS
- In the mains optional papers, you would have a choice of attempting five questions out of the eight given. Geography papers tend to be lengthy.
- Hence, you must not take more than five minutes to decide the questions that you would be attempting.
- There are generally sub-parts to all the questions.
- Choose those questions for which you know all the sub-parts. This ensures maximum marks.
- Don’t make incomplete maps.
- Maps are quite scoring and you should ensure that you get the maximum benefit out of these questions.
- So, prepare well and make complete maps with accurate labelling.
- Always try to substantiate your answers with General Studies portions wherever relevant of course.
- This will give the impression that you are well-updated with current affairs. Geography is an inter-disciplinary subject and so you can involve content from anthropology, economics, ecology, environment, etc.
- Always use case studies and other examples and figures to highlight what you are trying to convey through your answers.
- Provide graphs wherever possible.
- Include relevant theories to your answers.
- Theories Makes Answers More marks fetching .
- It Will improve Your Score
If you are asked about a theory or a model, you can adhere to the following framework while writing your answers:
- Role in contemporary world
Apart from the standard textbooks, you should read the following magazines:
- Geography and You
- Develop speed while writing through ample test practice.
- Practice As Much as Answers
- Do not Ignore Answers Practising
- Cover the Geography syllabus entirely. Don’t miss out on anything.
- In some cases, you may have to include historical perspectives to an issue or concept.
- This will enhance the quality of your answers and give the impression that you are a person with multidimensional knowledge (which is what the UPSC is looking for).
Shweta Chauhan’s booklist for Geography
For Paper I
- For Geomorphology: Geomorphology by Savindra Singh
- For Climatology and Oceanography: Physical Geography by Savindra Singh
- For Biogeography and Environmental Geography: Physical Geography by Savindra Singh, Rupa Made Simple Book on Environment, newspapers, Down To Earth Magazine
- For Human Geography: Evolution of Geographical Thought by Majid Husain, Human Geography by Majid Husain, Economic and Social Geography Made Simple by Rupa Publishers, Regional Planning by Chand & Puri
For Paper II
- India – A Comprehensive Geography by D R Khullar
- Newspapers and current affairs material
- Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
- NCERT Geography textbooks – classes XI and XII