• Why Test Series is important? (Best time to start with Test Series)
  • Testing your confidence under pressure in exam atmosphere.
  • Many similar questions will be asked in actual UPSC exam.
  • To assess where you stand.
  • To boost your confidence.
  • Helps you in answer writing practice.
  • It helps you to put diagram at proper place.
  • It helps you to integrate Paper - I with Paper - II & vice-versa.
  • To eliminate scope of errors in actual examination hall.
  • Improve time management skills.
  • Assess weaker area
  • Not only question but also answer & evaluation along with discussion.
  • It will help you to tackle uncertainty.
  • It helps completing syllabus on time.
  • Features of our Test Series Programme

Geography Optional Paper nowadays has been considered very tricky because of the change in the pattern of questions year by year.

  1. Pattern 1: In-depth Questions

The type of questions and the topics through which UPSC is asking has also changed significantly over the period of time. For E.g.

  • Describe the landforms which are product of endogenetic forces. (2004)
  • “Structure is a dominant control factor in the evolution of landforms.” Discuss with suitable examples. (2005)
  • “Climate, slope gradient and rock structure influence the avulsion of channels” Explain. (2017)

Now if we observe the above three questions one can conclude that although the information which is required to solve above questions is same but the level of detail is much deeper in 3rd question which is asked in 2017. Here first of all one has to under stand the meaning of ‘avulsion of channels’ and then only question can be answered.

  1. Pattern 2: Inter disciplinary Approach

The questions are now designed from the underlined sub-topics not mentioned directly in the syllabus, but they usually revolve around the periphery of the core syllabus with link to other subjects.

For example in 2017 questions were asked as:

  • Discuss the fresh water crisis in India and prepare a blue print for its sustainable management.
  • Identify the Naxal-affected areas in India and discuss their socio-economic problems.
  • “An effective three-tier Panchayat Raj System will strengthen the bottom-up approach to multilevel planning in India.” Explain.

The questions are interdisciplinary in approach. They cover Environment, Geography, Governance, Social, etc dimensions.

  1. Pattern 3: Change in the format of topics
  • Earlier, the most favourite topics for the examiners were ‘Plate Tectonics’, ‘Vulcanicity’, ‘Geomorphological Cycles’ and soon. But now more focus is given on unventured topics such as ‘Channel Morphology’, ‘Denudation Chronology’, ‘Applied Geomorphology’ and soon.
  • Thus it becomes important to understand that lot of answer writing practice with holistic coverage of the entire syllabus will fetch lot of marks in geography.
  • So need of the hour is to identify the underlined topics, learn, practice and tackle the multi-dimensional questions with ease.
  • What is the programme all about?
  • The main feature of our test series would be to cover all those important topics of geography which generally students feel difficult to face and UPSC has made habit of asking question from that areas.
  • In depth coverage of all the topics which are not covered in traditional geography curriculum.
  • Comprehensive Test Discussion will be held on Sunday after the test.
  • During test discussion focus will be on detailed coverage of the relevant topic.
  • Time bound evaluation of the answer booklets of the students.
  • Students will have complete liberty to get in touch with the faculty in order to solve their optional subject related queries.
  • Comparative Performance and Rankings will be uploaded on the portal.

 

Test Schedule

T. No.

Topics

Date

T-1

Geomorphology, Biogeography

18th October 2020

T-2

Climatology, Oceanography, Environmental Geography

25th October 2020

T-3

Population and Settlement Geography Perspective in Human Geography, Regional Planning, Models, Theories and Laws in Human Geography

8th November 2020

T-4

Physical Setting, Resources, Agriculture

15th November 2020

T-5

Agriculture, Industry, Transport, Communication, Trade, Cultural Setting, Settlements

22nd November 2020

T-6

Regional Development and Planning, Political Aspect, Contemporary Issues, Industry

29th November 2020

T-7

Mock – 1 (Paper - I)

6th December 2020

T-8

Mock – 2 (Paper - II)

T-9

Mock – 3 (Paper - I)

13th December 2020

T-10

Mock – 4 (Paper - II)

 

Geography Optional: 10 Subjective Tests, Fee `12000/- + GST

Total Fee = `14160/-