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Geography: The Most Performing Optional

Geography Optional Course in 120 Classes (2017 - 2018)


In this vast universe many changes are occurring in the name of Climate Change and in the same way Civil Services Examination pattern has underwent a sea change from 2011 prelims onwards with the introduction of topics like Biodiversity, Climate Change and Ecology, with that, the Geography as an Optional has once again came to limelight among UPSC aspirants. This optional is gaining momentum among many Civil services aspirants as there is changing trend in UPSC Mains from conventional topics to conceptual analysis oriented. Further, this subject helps candidates in writing good answers in GS paper I, World and Indian Geography questions and gives an added advantage in approaching GS paper III, questions related to Environment and Ecology.


Geography as an Optional subject is popular among civil services aspirants, as this is more conceptual oriented and study through maps and diagrams make it more attractive. With the change in pattern and Mains syllabus in 2013, the questions are becoming more dynamic and analytical in both optional and General Studies papers. In the recent times, Geography Mains questions are more contemporary and current oriented, where there is a shift from bookish approach to analytical one. Questions in the last three years like inputs needed for successive ‘Make in India’ campaign, demand for new green revolution etc. shows questions demand in-depth understanding of basics and interlinking it with current happenings.


Proper guidance and assistance is required to learn the skill of interlinking current happenings with the conventional topics. We at Chronicle IAS Academy provides you such guidance for Geography Optional through our renowned faculty. At CIA, our mentors guide students according to the recent trends of UPSC, along with that they teach students how to approach Mains questions and inculcate habit of critical analysis of current affairs to write good answers for obtaining good score in Main examination.


We also provide comprehensive study material prepared by our R&D team. The study material not only save students’ precious time which they spent in searching for books but also provide updated reports, recent developments pertaining to Geography which are useful to answer unconventional questions and helps in scoring good marks in Main examination. We also conduct Test Series to assess candidates’ writing skill and understanding of subject, based on student’s performance individual feedback is provided to improve their writing skills.


Chronicle IAS Academy is Offering the following Programmes:

  • Regular course for Geography Optional.
  • Answer Writing Enhancement Programme.
  • Geography Optional Test Series.




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