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Recommended Geography Books for IAS Exam

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Geography is a very popular optional subject opted by IAS aspirants in Civil Services Mains exam. The reasons for Geography being a popular optional are the well defined syllabus, its semi-scientific nature, map based questions that are easy to score off. No wonder Geography fetches good marks in the IAS Mains exam.

But to score well you need to study the recommended books as well. So which Geography books for IAS are highly recommended by successful IAS aspirants? Find out below.

1. Oxford Student Atlas

If you’re a student of Geography, then a good atlas should be your constant companion since it is required throughout the preparation of the two papers. The Oxford Student Atlas is highly recommended since it contains highly accurate details of India and the World and contains up-to-date information. The information is also presented in easy to understand; Oxford Student Atlas is the primary reference book for Geography optional.

2. Physical Geography by Savindra Singh

Physical Geography is a highly recommended book for physical geography by successful candidates who opted for Geography optional. Physical Geography by Savindra Singh covers all relevant topics relating to physical geography like Earth’s origin, age, its structure, movements and physical features like rocks, plateaus, plains.  Apart from this it covers all the topics relating to Atmosphere and Hydrosphere.

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If you take a look at the Geography syllabus, you will realize Physical Geography covers a good part of Geomorphology, Climatalogy, and Oceanography. A must read book for Geography paper 1.

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 3. Human Geography by Majid Hussain

The first paper focuses on geography in relation to the human aspects of population, urbanization, planning, economy and so on. Human Geography looks into these aspects very lucidly. The book contains detailed maps and diagrams to aid your learning and contains references from the developed and developing parts of the world. Human Geography is recommended for getting a basic understanding of the concepts related to human development, population, economic geography and other issues.

4. Geography of Population by RC Chandna

As the title suggests this book dwells on the Population aspects of the first paper and is a specialized book for this purpose. Population Geography explains all the relevant topics like migration, demographic attributes, patterns of settlements, etc in easy to understand manner. The latest edition of this book takes the 2001 census as its base to explore population aspects in detail. Population Geography is recommended to study this important topic of paper 1 in detail.

5. Geography of India by Majid Hussain

Paper 2 of geography focusses on Indian Geography and Majid Hussain has written a comprehensive book by the name Geography of India which covers the paper 2 syllabus in its entirety. This includes physical geography, agriculture, industry, transport, cultural setting, regional development and planning. Geography of India is a good book to cover Geography paper 2 syllabus.

6. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

Although this book is a veteran as far as civil services is concerned and is a must read book for Prelims, you should also go through Physical and Human Geography for Geography optional preparation since it covers the fundamentals of Geography paper 1. Also since you will be referring the book for Prelims, you might as well refer it for Mains as well.

This wraps up the Geography books for IAS mains exam. If you have some more suggestions or doubts you can leave your valued comments below. Happy reading 🙂

Reference Books for IAS

GS Solved Papers
General Studies Manual
Manorama Year Book
Oxford Student Atlas
Science and Technology

Topic-wise Books for IAS

Indian Polity Laxmikanth
Ecology and Environment
India's Struggle for Independence
Brief History of Modern India
Indian Art and Culture
Certificate Course in Geography

Vimlaksh
 

I am the content head at IASKracker.com. But, I am foremost your friend, mentor and guide to help you crack the IAS exam. I have cleared the Prelims 4 times in a row and also reached the IAS Interview. I have been guiding hundreds of IAS Aspirants since 2009 to help realize their dream of cracking the IAS exam.

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Ashish Kumar Agrawal - September 16, 2011

Thank u very much sir for this post. I was waiting for it from 3 months….
Sir I have 2 doubts..
1. My dob is 26/02/93, can i sit in pre-2013 or pre-2014.
2. On which criteria candidates are selected for interview after mains.. are they top 2000.
or suppose if i have been selected for interview, then is it true i surely would get marks (either it is 100 or 200) and that would add up in my mains score?

I mean that if i would do better in mains then some compromise in interview is possible..

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    Lazylord - September 18, 2011

    Hi Ashish,

    You can appear for Pre in 2014. The top X no of candidates get a interview call where X is about 2.5 times the total no. of vacancies in that year. Obviously this means top X in each category.

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    suganravi - November 27, 2016

    I have clear view about geography

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TAHIR AHMED MAJID - September 17, 2011

Thanx Sir. I m greatly indebted 2 u for all dz books. Pray for me Sir. Once again, thnx for d books.

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    Lazylord - September 18, 2011

    You’re welcome Tahir. My best wishes are always with you.

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      saurabh kumar singh - January 31, 2013

      first of all i want to say thanks to u bcoz u always give information to lot of people and for ur parents also who made u so good
      now i want to ask u i have done 12th i want to do preperation for ias from ur coaching institute from now i hav interest in subject maths and science i dont want to leave these sub and also in history geography and political science so which subject is best for ias is geography and political science are easy than maths and physics plzzzzzzz tell me sir

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Saranya - September 17, 2011

Hi Sir,
Can you please guide me about the Mains syllabus. What is the exact pattern of Mains? I am a bit confused about it. Is General Studies a compulsary paper or can we select any two optional of our choice. Please help me out.

Thanks.

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    Lazylord - September 18, 2011

    Hi Saranya,

    You can find the mains pattern here:

    http://thriller.hubpages.com/hub/IAS-Exam-2012-Details-Syllabus-Tips-and-Strategies

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      MAHENDRA KUMAR GUPTA - September 20, 2011

      Dear Sir,
      I want to know if there is requirement of some specialised books for studying physical geography like climatology by D.S.Lal and Rupa Publication Series. Kindly clear my doubts.
      is there is always useful to stick on the basic books and read them again and again.

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      gauri - May 2, 2012

      hiii…. i want to know few books to start up with public adm as i m from medical profession, i really dont have any knowledge related to the subject… kindly suggest me whether i should go with it or not..

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Saurabh - September 17, 2011

Hello Sir,
Really a commendable work for beginners like us.Getting such thorough knowledge about the structure,preparation and resources will prove really helpful in our preparation for the exam.Hopefully we will get more such stuff from you.Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge with all of us.

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    Lazylord - September 18, 2011

    You’re welcome Saurabh….just trying to help 🙂

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vipul - September 18, 2011

Thanks for this useful information

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ishan - September 18, 2011

thnx lazylord….
could you plz guide me with anthropology n psychology books 2………
thnx in advance…..

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manish - October 3, 2011

i desire that one day i will become ias officer so please give some information about ias syllabus

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Alok kumar - October 4, 2011

Sir,my english is weak but i want to crack ias.Is it possible?Please tell me some tips to improve my english as soon as possible.I

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    Vimlaksh - October 21, 2011

    Ok will write a post about improving English skills soon

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Jabin - October 6, 2011

Sir,
I am a 3rd year computer science engineering student,please guide me how should i prepare for the preliminary examinations as a beginner and what are the books which will be beneficial for me that i should refer and some tips to crack the prelims.I am sincerely ready to work hard.please provide your valuable suggestions.

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    Vimlaksh - October 21, 2011

    Please refer the free eBook listed below jabin

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      aakash - January 20, 2012

      plz also suggest me some good coaching institute located in gurgaon

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    naveen - September 3, 2015

    first clear basic from ncert books thrn tackle with authentic books first ncert must

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dhanjit choudhury - October 8, 2011

sir please list out the names of books for history also
thanks

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    Vimlaksh - October 21, 2011

    Yes I will do so shortly Dhanjit

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ritu - October 8, 2011

thank u sir for ur valuable suggestions sir i am a student of b.tech 2nd year having computer science as my branch sir am very cnfuse about opting my optional subjects. can you plz tell me abt how should persue my optionals.
sir,
i m also very very much confused abt how can i start my prepration from nw only as i am reading the hindu newspaper daily and make notes on every important topic bt what is nxt……….. i mean wt step should i take nw
pzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me out sir.

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    Vimlaksh - October 21, 2011

    Hi Ritu,

    Please go through this free ebook to start your preparation

    http://bit.ly/gVuqYb

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Kamlendra Jain - October 10, 2011

thank you sir for ur detail analysis of books…

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Abhishek - October 16, 2011

Dear sir, I am confused between geography and sociology, I am from engineering background and working in a company. Sir I want to know whether its possible to complete the syllabus of geography given that I m working… My other optional is pub ad. I hv heard that socio has a compact syllabus and can be covered easily. The same is not the case with geography. Plz suggest me fr revision.point of view. Though I know that geography is highly scoring but again would I get enough time to revise 2 to 3 times before exam? Thanks in advance….

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    Vimlaksh - October 21, 2011

    Except for Pub Ad no other popular optional has a compact syllabus Abhishek. I suggest you stick with Geography if you find it exciting and easy to grasp. You will find time to revise.

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Vibha - October 19, 2011

Hi Sir,

I had done B. Sc in physics and maths and then I did B.Ed. with Science and Maths. After then I completed M.Sc. in Physics with spl in comp science. After that I had worked as a software engineer in IT industry for 3 years. Now I had left my job and preparing myself for IAS 2013 after which I had 2 more attempts. I want to give this attempt with full preparation. I believe in understanding things and then retaining instead of mugging up.Could you please suggest me which optionals should I choose for IAS Mains?
Also suggest me some good IAS coaching institutes in Pune.

Thanks,
Vibha

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    Vimlaksh - October 21, 2011

    Well Vibha, since you have a post-grad degree in Physiscs why not opt for it? Concerning the 2nd optional you could combine it with Maths (ur under-grad optional) or take some humanities subject like Socio Geog or Psycho. Unique classes in Pune are quite well known for IAS coaching. but there might be others as well.

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MAHENDRA KUMAR GUPTA - October 21, 2011

Hi Sir,
I want to know if there is requirement of some specialised books for studying physical geography like climatology by D.S.Lal and Rupa Publication Series. Kindly clear my doubts.
Is there be always useful to stick on the basic books and read them again and again.

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prakash - October 27, 2011

What is better to prepare on your own geography or public administration.

If I do self preparation for geography how many hours I need to study geography (2,3,4) hours in a day.

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    Samish - February 1, 2012

    Sir,

    I am preparing for Prelims 2012 and have completed CSAT 2 paper. I have referred TMH CSAT Paper 2 manual.
    Please suggest how I should go about Paper 1.

    Thank you.

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      santhosh - May 20, 2012

      respested sir,
      i completed my M.TECH in computer science.now my career is setelled …but iam interested in civils …..i want to get it ……..iam going to spend 2 years for that…….but i want my civils in first attempt ………pls give me the valuable sugessions .iam not able to going to take coaching………..

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      Alapati_rajesh2000 - May 26, 2012

      sir,
            is psychology a best (or good) optional?
      is it a scoring subject?

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    Harsh DixiT - November 30, 2015

    Reading 5-6 hour concentrately geography sufficient for completing NCERT 6 to 12 within 10 days… then u can prefer all those other books suggested above…and After NCERT 4 ours are nice for geography ….

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MAHENDRA KUMAR GUPTA - November 19, 2011

Hi Sir,
I want to know if there is requirement of some specialised books for studying physical geography like climatology by D.S.Lal and Rupa Publication Series. Kindly clear my doubts.
Is there be always useful to stick on the basic books and read them again and again.

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jigar gandhi - December 15, 2011

hello sir , i am working as a software engineer , i am selected subjects geography and political science .

can u please tell me is it good combination for mains and sir i am doing job , so is it posible to crack upsc by working 4-5 hrs per day, i want to apper in 2013 prelims. thanks for your valuable response in advance.

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Roopanshu - January 5, 2012

Hello sir, I am a starter and have joined Vajiram for IAS GS mains, but since I was late in joining or rather coming to delhi so I am in a mess, I have opted for Pub Ad and Geog, please help me with the list of books and your suggestions to cover geography, pub ad, GS prelims and mains and Gs paper2(CSAT). Thank you sir.

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arpan agrawal - January 6, 2012

hello sir,thanks for your valuable suggestions.Can you please suggest me on how to prepare for geograhy as i will take my prelims in 2014?

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aakash - January 20, 2012

hello sir, i am preparing for hpsc and upsc….presently i am studying geography(volume-1) by k.siddhartha and s. mukherjee of 2007 edition. can u plz suggest me can i study this book only or also refer to other book also. if yes plz suggest me other book name with their writers

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    Vimlaksh - January 29, 2012

    Well Akash I’ve already listed books for geography on this page for your reference. I don’t have much knowledge about coaching institutes in Gurgaon, unfortunately.

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MAHENDRA KUMAR GUPTA - January 23, 2012

Sir,
I want to know if there is requirement of some specialised books for studying physical geography like climatology by D.S.Lal and Rupa Publication Series. Kindly clear my doubts.
Is there be always useful to stick on the basic books and read them again and again.

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    Vimlaksh - January 29, 2012

    If you want to go deeper than surely you can refer specialised books. I will post about the specialized books you’ve mentioned soon.

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arshee - January 23, 2012

sir can u plz tell some gud buk fr economic geography

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    Vimlaksh - January 29, 2012

    Try Economic And Social Geography Made Simple by Rupa Publications here

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Joana - February 22, 2012

These books are worth the money.

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ashish yerekar - March 3, 2012

thanx sr..fr all the info. u r making available fr us…thanx a lot..!!

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ashish yerekar - March 3, 2012

thanx sr..fr all the info u r making available fr us..thanx a lot..!!

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    Vimlaksh - March 10, 2012

    Welcome Ashish!

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Sapphired - May 8, 2012

Hi Sir,
Thanks for all your valuable posts. I will really be indebted if you provide Book list for History..
Thanks in advance.

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santhosh - May 20, 2012

sir , i completed my M.TECH …..now my career is safe …….iam interested in civils but iam not interested in coaching ……i need to do the job compulsary…..iam planning to write the job in next year…..pls give me the sugessions sir …………

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Alapati_rajesh2000 - May 25, 2012

sir,
      is psychology a best (or good) optional?
is it a scoring subject?

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Aspirant - May 26, 2012

Dear Sir,
             
            You have done a nice Job and every new aspirant like me is getting benefit because of you.hope that you will keep on doing so,also suggest me that which book is better on indian constitution (Our Constitution by Subhash kashyap or Indian Polity by lakshmikant )

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Aspirant - May 25, 2012

Dear Sir,
             
            You have done a nice Job and every new aspirant like me is getting benefit because of you.hope that you will keep on doing so,also suggest me that which book is better on indian constitution (Our Constitution by Subhash kashyap or Indian Polity by lakshmikant )

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shreya - May 26, 2012

Sir, i have just completed my b.tech in computer science field now i want to prepare for civil services……..plz recommend from where i must start my preparation and which optionals should i opt to get into…….

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shreya - May 26, 2012

Sir, i have just completed my b.tech in computer science field now i want to prepare for civil services……..plz recommend from where i must start my preparation and which optionals should i opt to get into…….

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    sanjeeb - October 19, 2012

    Start ur preparation with csat paper 2.
    as ur form engineering background it will give u confident.

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    vipin kumar - May 15, 2013

    read through the syllabus and read step by step according to syllabus.

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Niyaz - June 5, 2012

Is self study enough to get through in IAS? I prefer Public Admin and Geography for main subject is good comination? Because I am M.E CSE

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Niyaz - June 5, 2012

Is self study enough to get through in IAS? I prefer Public Admin and Geography for main subject is good comination? Because I am M.E CSE

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DILIP - June 8, 2012

Hello…..thank you very much for your sincere effort.I have seen many websites for UPSC preparation but this site is the most comprehensive and helpful site.
I just wanted to ask the difference between two books of D R Khullar which are INDIA-A COMPREHENSIVE GEOGRAPHY and the one you suggested COMPREHENSIVE GEOGRAPHY .
It would be very kind of you if you clear this confusion and also tell me where to find this book(comprehensive geography) as it is unavailable at flipkart.Flipkart has INDIA- A COMPREHENSIVE GEOGRAPHY.

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    anand - July 22, 2012

    sir,
    im anand
    i have not recieved the ebook yet though i have subscribed for it 2 days back
    may u please check this n send me the required
    thankyou
    my mail id is “varadavenkataanand@gmail.com”

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DILIP - June 8, 2012

Hello…..thank you very much for your sincere effort.I have seen many websites for UPSC preparation but this site is the most comprehensive and helpful site.
I just wanted to ask the difference between two books of D R Khullar which are INDIA-A COMPREHENSIVE GEOGRAPHY and the one you suggested COMPREHENSIVE GEOGRAPHY .
It would be very kind of you if you clear this confusion and also tell me where to find this book(comprehensive geography) as it is unavailable at flipkart.Flipkart has INDIA- A COMPREHENSIVE GEOGRAPHY.

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anil dubey - July 11, 2012

sir, the books recommended for geography is not displayed on the site anymore. please confirm it if there is a problem

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    Lazylord - July 21, 2012

    Hi Anil,

    Issue is rectified…

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anil dubey - July 11, 2012

sir, the books recommended for geography is not displayed on the site anymore. please confirm it if there is a problem

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    Lazylord - July 21, 2012

    Hi Anil,

    Issue is rectified…

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mallika kashyap - July 13, 2012

thanks for the help

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mallika kashyap - July 13, 2012

thanks for the help

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anand - July 22, 2012

sir,
im anand
i have not recieved the ebook yet though i have subscribed for it 2 days back
may u please check this n send me the required
thankyou
my mail id is “varadavenkataanand@gmail.com”

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anoop pal - July 29, 2012

i m student of ba 3 year n ple tell me how i pre foe divil srevices kya 2015 main economics sub nahin rahega

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anoop pal - July 29, 2012

i m student of ba 3 year n ple tell me how i pre foe divil srevices kya 2015 main economics sub nahin rahega

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Suresh - August 1, 2012

I tried Examrace Geography Series and that was a complete set of information and I didnt need to refer any book especaially during the exam peak time.. It worked like a life saver for me..

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Suresh - August 1, 2012

I tried Examrace Geography Series and that was a complete set of information and I didnt need to refer any book especaially during the exam peak time.. It worked like a life saver for me..

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anand jaiswal - August 14, 2012

sir,
m doing btech from computer science
will u please helpe me to suggest that which optional subject should i choose..

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    Sandeep Reddy - August 28, 2012

    public ad and geography.u just go through the upsc civils notification u will get an idea…

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anand jaiswal - August 14, 2012

sir,
m doing btech from computer science
will u please helpe me to suggest that which optional subject should i choose..

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    Sandeep Reddy - August 28, 2012

    public ad and geography.u just go through the upsc civils notification u will get an idea…

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zamini - August 23, 2012

hello sir i am B.E computer science student .what subject i should choose fr ias .i was good in history and geographyor whether i should choose public admin?

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    Sandeep Reddy - August 28, 2012

    public ad is better,bcoz paper II in public ad is almost equal to indian polity in GS……

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zamini - August 22, 2012

hello sir i am B.E computer science student .what subject i should choose fr ias .i was good in history and geographyor whether i should choose public admin?

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paramesha - September 13, 2012

sir, i have completed B E in e&c,now am preparing for preliminary exams for next year(2013),but am confused in choosing the text books plz help me…..and am interested in physics shall i choose that as my mains sub with pub adm or what subs can i take up……plz give information.

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hemant - October 19, 2012

m completed my bca and prepar for ias so hw to start my subject is geograpyh and which of the best book

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sid - November 6, 2012

I can surely say k Siddhartha’s books are quite good.

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Dharmesh Kemparaju - November 18, 2012

Sir, Plz suggest books for Indian History mains also..

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vardhan - December 2, 2012

Sir, for every topic in Geography a spcial book is referred when i surfed thru internet in many websites and blogs.
like masjid husain for human geo and Evolution og geo thiught, savindra singh for phy geo,kullar for indian geo,k siddarth for some other topics.And for Public ads also i have seen 10 books referred .and GS 15 books .Is there any other choice that i can cover 3/4 topics in one book.What i need is to minimise the cost (not probably) or to save time searching/ordering for those books .pla help me in this.

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priynk - January 18, 2013

well i’ve juz decided 2 give it a shot at cse 2013. would u plz guide me the subjects 2 choose as optional. i ‘ve an engg background, bt d tym is less. pls could u also suggest d books needed 4 dose subjects.

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priynk - January 18, 2013

well i have decided 2 give cse 2013 a try. as i m frm an engg background and dont have enough tym wud u recommend me d subjects to choose as optional, and also d books needed to prepare for cse mains (all including general studies,english,hindi+2 optional). pls also recommend me the books for prelims(already have tata mcgraw* general studies and csat).
REPLY ASAP. Plzzzzzzzzzz

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Gaurav patel - January 29, 2013

Respected sir
at this time i m working in deffence and i m prepairing for ias i have chosen subject politicalscience and geography and no one ir here to guide me so sir plz tell me that have i choose correct suaject or not n suggest me good book for these subjects

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sahana - February 4, 2013

hello sir,

can u please help me with reading an Atlas. wat s the important things to remember.please help me..

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vishram gupta - February 4, 2013

sir kya ap geography ki hindi medium ki books main exam ki taiyari ke liye bata sakte all syllabus thanks

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mohit - February 8, 2013

sir are these books still good as the syllabus has been revised by upsc

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Malathi - February 8, 2013

Sir,

My DOB is 04.12.1983… Am a serious civil service aspirant.I am taking up this year’s prelims(2013) and i am confident of clearing it in first attempt but if i fail in this attempt i donot want to give up … but what worries me more is my age since I belong to OBC i read through the previous yr’s age relaxation which says that OBC category can try till 33 yrs.Kindly guide me how many more attempts could i give going forward.Thank you so much sir.

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Shailesh - March 23, 2013

sir,
for Human geography I have,
1) notes of my CRASH COURSE, which certainly are not sufficient and i doubt whether all the topics are covered in those.
2) Human geography (MAJID HUSSAIN)
I am planning to have “model and theories by hussain” once i will finish upto regional planning.

But sir I am having these problems after reading few chapters (till population) in hussain and comparing with notes…
1) not confident about my crash course notes.
2) not able to fing all topics in Hussain book :
Perpective in human geography : areal differentiation, dichotomy vs dualism , quantitative reoution, radical approach, regional synthesis.
economic geography
HDI
don’t know whether chapter 5- Mosaic of culture, language, religion and costums is relevent to topics under perpective in human geography or not
3) don’t want to study one book for each topic especially those which don’t have significant weightage in last few years.
4) few had said proper coaching notes are must for human geography.

Sir, kindly provide some advice on this regard as soon as you please…

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ranjan kumar - April 15, 2013

sir kya ap geography ki hindi medium ki books main exam ki taiyari ke liye bata sakte all syllabus thanks

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    Vimlaksh - April 19, 2013

    Ok ji jarur btaege

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sumit - June 17, 2013

Sir
I want to know the strategy and books to begin with while preparing for geography . As i am not taking any coaching , so plz suggest me how to approach for geography mains (books topics).Is it necessary to read khullar completely? or some selected topics.

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Mahesh - July 12, 2013

Sir,
I had appeared for UPSC last year following your blog , i got through the prelims but in case of mains i missed the cutoff by 43 marks . i scored 657 but had taken two optionals pub ad. and geo. I am working and cud manage only three weeks time to study , I have appeared this year too but am confused what to decide for my optional if i get through prelims .I scored 206 in geog and 190 in pub ad but felt i prepared for pub ad better last time

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Ruth, - August 8, 2013

Sir,
I am a Bsc(C.s),MBA(HR),graduate.IAS is my passion,but I don’t know how to prepare or how to choose papers.Please guide me for my preparation for 2013 prelims and in choosing text books.I am interested in geography.whether its ok or I can choose any other subject.Waiting for your suggestion sir.

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Ruth, - August 8, 2013

Sir,
I am a Bsc(C.S),MBA(HR)graduate.IAS is my passion.But I don,t know how to prepare and choose papers.I am interested in Geography.I need your guidance for my preparation for 2013 prelims.Please suggest me some text books and whether I have to choose any other subject.

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vinni - August 14, 2013

sir cds k liye best book bata dijiye sir g

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ramesh - September 14, 2013

hi sir…i am an ias aspirant… i am going to take history as optional. is it gud optional for scoring plz explain me sir………

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    Vimlaksh - September 18, 2013

    All subjects are scoring provided you have a good grasp over them. So choose History by all means

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surbhi - September 24, 2013

hi lazy lord,
i have a question regarding ias preparation.
plz suggest me some books for geography for prelims…
and plz send me your email id so i can easily contact you…
i have some doubts regarding books..
plz plz plz..

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amit - October 27, 2013

sir, which books should i read for geography in hindi medium?

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vivek - November 18, 2013

sir ,
please write a blog regarding how to select the material from standard books while making notes out of them .
so that it will focused and relevant for civil services preparation.
thankyou

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vivek - December 2, 2013

sir .
please guide me which topics are to be covered from human geography by majid hussain .
thankyou

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vivek - December 5, 2013

sir the content in ”geography of india by majid hussain ” is almost the same as in khullar.
should I purchase khullar or majid hussain will serve the pupose

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Amrita - December 29, 2013

Hello Sir,

I am planning to give IAS exams in 2015, but the mains syllabus is going to change. Can you please let me know about the changes in mains syllabus and guide me for the preparation of the exams?

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    Vimlaksh - January 5, 2014

    The mains syllabus has already changed and new changes are already posted on this site 2 months back. Use the search form

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karamdeep singh danodia - February 2, 2014

sir, i am student of b.tech 4th year of ece tred . i want to take prepare of ias exam.
which optional subject is good for me

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mohit - July 2, 2014

which is the best books for geography ias ,i.e it should b descriptive not of objectives

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mohit - July 2, 2014

advise books for geography ias

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Rajeev R. Sinha - July 21, 2014

sir plz. suggest me all important books on public Ad. & Geography especially in Hindi medium. I cannot find out this book list, all sources provides only english medium books list. so plz. help me sir.

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priyanka - August 16, 2014

what about G.C Leong- geography? I feel it is most recommended book for geography even to cover GS geography syllabus!

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abhishek - August 20, 2014

sir plz tell me about hindi lit what hindi could be scoring sub in ias exm nd if possible tell me how was the max no gained by any student in ias2013 exm

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Pawan - January 14, 2015

which is the best book on science & technology in the market

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Prajwal - March 13, 2015

That e-book on preparation was fantastic.All my doubts were cleared when i read that book.Thank you so much. I am not yet 18 years old but i wish to start preparation from now itself. Do you recommend me to join as a member now itself or is it better to join after a year?

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    Vimlaksh - March 22, 2015

    Thanks for your feedback. Test series is helpful when you are actually preparing for Prelims. So I suggest you wait until you are ready to attempt your first Prelims!

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Aadil Qayoom - April 29, 2015

Hi sir i am planning to srart prepration for ias mains with geography as optional but i am not able to select some good books.please suggest me some good study material or provide me the way to some source from where i can avail complete study material for geography.Hope you reply soon.waiting for your response eagerly.

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parul mittal - May 8, 2015

hlo sir i am study in b.a. 1st yr and i want to became ias officer . sr told me about the ias studies , books, & how i became an I.A.S. OFFICER

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sathish kumar - December 25, 2015

Sir I’m a colorblind person. I’m eligible for writing civil service exam or not. Pls reply me sir

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yaswanth - February 9, 2016

Sir, can you please help me suggest me whether to take optional of pub.ad or political sciences & international relations since am having some what intrest in politcs could you suggest me which is the better option…. thank u

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siddhant - May 8, 2016

sir what books should i prefer keeping just prelims in my mind???
Geography is NOT my OPTIONAL
SIR PLEASE DO ANSWERR PLZZ
thanku☺☺

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John - May 17, 2016

Sir, I hv read all ur informations provided in ur site… I m very thankful for ur care to us (as aspirant). I hv graduate in chemistry and i even completing my M.sc(Chem) this year. Going through all ur information but still confuse to choose subject, whether i choose my own subjct or other as geography.

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SUJIT - December 13, 2016

SIR,
I WANT TO TAKE Geography AS MY OPTIONAL SUBJECT. IS THE BOOK LIST GIVEN BY YOU
ALSO AVAILABLE IN HINDI. IS IT GOOD TO GO WITH HINDI MEDIUM FOR GEOGRAPHY AS OPTIONAL SUBJECT. PLEASE GUIDE ME SIR

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Nikk pathak - December 19, 2016

Sir please notify me best book for uppsc geography paper 2 mains topic regional development and planning..other than regional planning in india by vk puri

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