Indian Geography for Civil Services Examination: Geography is an important subject as far as the UPSC civil services exam is concerned. It is a part of the UPSC prelims and mains exams. Geography is also an optional subject offered by the commission and as far as the numbers go, it is an immensely popular optional. Conceptual understanding of geography is crucial for scoring in both UPSC IAS Prelims and UPSC IAS Mains. Now the most important question is how to approach such a vast portion. Geography is the most stable, but the vast portion in GS papers and can be easily prepared in relation with prelims. You read the same NCERTs during prelims preparation; just remember the facts for prelims and answer some vital concept based questions in 200 words for mains practice.
To streamline your Mains preparation after prelims, it’s advisable to finish all the overlapping syllabus of geography, especially human and economic Indian geography with prelims itself. Maintain separate notes for current social and geographical issues impacting the polity and the economy of India. A holistic view of geography encompasses a major portion of UPSC syllabus, especially Indian physical geography for general studies paper 1 and economic and environment Indian geography for general studies paper 3.
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