Geography (Optional) through Mindmaps

This mindmap course helps you in learning or revising Geography optional topics 10X faster and better!

Who is this course for
  • UPSC, State PSC, and other competitive exam aspirants who have this subject in their syllabus
  • General readers who wish to learn this subject in a short amount of time

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Features of this course
  • In-depth but easy to learn/revise through interactive & hierarchical mindmaps
  • Remember concepts for long-term
  • Add your own notes
  • Linkage with current affairs gives you updated info right away
  • Adhered to syllabus & previous year question patterns

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Referred Sources

General Studies
  • Polity – Laxmikanth, DD Basu, Internet.
  • Economy – Ramesh Singh, Internet.
  • Art & Culture – Spectrum, Internet.
  • Geography – NIOS, NCERT, Internet.
  • Environment – NIOS, Shankar, Internet.
  • Ancient India – R.S. Sharma (old NCERT), Internet.
  • Medieval India – Satish Chandra, Internet.
  • Modern India – Bipan Chandra, Internet.
  • Post-independent India – Bipan Chandra, Internet.
  • World History – Tamil Nadu Board book, Internet.
  • International Relations – Internet.
  • Ethics – Lexicon, Internet.
  • Indian Society & Social Justice – NCERT, Internet.
  • Internal Security – News & research papers.
  • Disaster – News & research papers.
  • Governance – Internet.
  • Science & Technology – News sources.

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Political Science (Optional)
  • IGNOU MA Notes
  • Political Theory by O P Gauba
  • Global Politics by Andrew Heywoods
  • VP Verma – Modern Indian political thoughts
  • etc

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Anthropology (Optional)

Paper 1:

  • Physical Anthropology – P Nath
  • Anthropology Simplified- Vivek Bhasme
  • Anthropology – Ember and Ember
  • epg pathashala
  • ignou M.A Anthropology

Paper-II:

  • ignou M.A Anthropology
  • epg pathashala
  • January 2014 edition of Yojana- Tribal and Marginalized Communities
  • The Tribal Culture of India – LP Vidyarthi
  • Tribal India – Nadeem Hasnain
  • Indian Anthropology -Nadeem Hasnain
  • Anthropology Simplified – Vivek Bhasme

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Geography (Optional)
  1. Savindra Singh’s Geomorphology
  2. Savindra Singh’s Physical Geography
  3. Savindra Singh’s Climatology
  4. Savindra Singh’s Oceanography
  5. D.R khullar
  6. Majid Hussain
  7. Geographical thought by R. D Dikshit
  8. Internet

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Sociology (Optional)
  • Haralambos and Holborn (blue & orange )
  • IGNOU Material
  • Seeing sociology in everyday life by J.J.Macionis
  • Sociological theory – George Ritzer
  • Oxford Dictionary of Sociology
  • Research papers from the internet

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Public Adminstration (Optional)

Booklist for Paper 1:

  • Mohit Bhattacharya: New Horizon of public administration
  • Administrative Thinkers by Prasad & Prasad
  • Comparative public administration: R.K Arora
  • Public administration by M. Laxmikanth
  • Public administration paper 1 by RB Aribam

Booklist for Paper – 2:

  • Indian public administration by Ramesh K Arora & Rajni Goyal
  • Public administration paper 2 by RB Aribam
  • Government reports (2nd ARC, Punchi Commission reports, NITI aayog recommendations )
  • Newspapers editorials

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Updates

Nov 11, 2021: Regional Development and Planning, 5 year plans uploaded.

Only 7 topics in paper 2 to be uploaded!

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  • 210 Submodules
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Purushottam
Purushottam (@9262868720)
1 year ago

Sir Hindi Me Bhi Uplawadh Kara Dijiye

Nomo Koj
Nomo Koj
1 year ago

Sir, please complete this Geography Optional first. Our State PCS mains will start very soon. So, I want to finish optionals first.

R
R (@chandu)
1 year ago

sir.. when will the complete geo-opt syllabus ( Approximately ) will be updated ?

R
R (@chandu)
1 year ago

The geography optional mindmaps are very informative n made easy..😇 hoping complete topics in syllabus r updated soon..#ThankYou#IasExpress#Team☺️

shiva shanker
shiva shanker (@shiva)
1 year ago

Sir in geomorphic cycles I didn’t find L.c king theory please let me know if you have uploaded it or not

SHUBHAM
SHUBHAM (@shubhamsankpal)
1 year ago

Sir, I am going to appear for 2021 CSE , will you complete it before that

James
James (@jostin)
1 year ago

Sir plz add science section also..for quick revision

skeezix
skeezix (@skeezix)
1 year ago

Hello IAS express guys,i was a gold member, but my membership expired august I think. Last year when I bought the GS membership, there was no Geography optional mind maps. I was a bit disappointed. But you are moving in the right direction. Please complete the remaining portion of Geography Paper 1 – RDP , Models, theories … as soon as possible. Paper 2 – Indian Geography will take a long time for you guys which is understandable. Anyways, please let me know by mail when Paper 2 will be completed. I will purchase the geography optional membership within a… Read more »

Ias
Ias (@iasexpress)
1 year ago

Sir, I’m appearing for 2021 CSE, I wanted to confirm that will you upload Paper 2 before that.

skeezix
skeezix (@skeezix)
1 year ago
Reply to  Santhosh Kumar

Hello Admin, I just bought the Geography Optional membership. I would like to point out some dead links/urls in the topic list. Oceanography – 1.Bottom Topography of Indian, Atlantic, Pacific Ocean link/url leads to Ocean currents of the Atlantic, Pacific Ocean page. I cannot find the bottom topography mind map so far from the oceanography list. Economic Geography 2.Famine, Causes and Remedies – points to Food and Nutritional Security Mind map.. But there is no mention of famine in that page. 3.Food Security also points to Food and Nutritional Security Mind map. In the Food and Nutrition Security mind map,… Read more »

skeezix
skeezix (@skeezix)
1 year ago
Reply to  Santhosh Kumar

Thank you so much for the prompt reply and correction.
1 more dead link that I forgot to mention in the previous message.
Under Environmental Geography, Environmental Education and Legislation link is not working.
Thanks again.

Ias
Ias (@iasexpress)
1 year ago

Is davision cyclic model and peck’s non-cyclic model also there

skeezix
skeezix (@skeezix)
1 year ago

Hello Admin, I just bought the Geography Optional membership. I would like to point out some dead links/urls in the topic list. Oceanography – 1.Bottom Topography of Indian, Atlantic, Pacific Ocean link/url leads to Ocean currents of the Atlantic, Pacific Ocean page. I cannot find the bottom topography mind map so far from the oceanography list. Economic Geography 2.Famine, Causes and Remedies – points to Food and Nutritional Security Mind map.. But there is no mention of famine in that page. 3.Food Security also points to Food and Nutritional Security Mind map. In the Food and Nutrition Security mind map,… Read more »

rahi
rahi (@rahi-reginagmail-com)
1 year ago

Can you please update Geography optional Asap. In Need for Mains 2020. These mind maps are of immense use that I request you to update it at the earliest possible. Thank you.

siraj khan
siraj khan
1 year ago

Can mindmaps be opened on kindle ?

Prasenjit
Prasenjit (@prasenjitmng4gmail-com)
1 year ago

Sir please regular upload

Raja
Raja (@raja-shrivastava17gmail-com)
11 months ago

Hello sir/madam. Mindmaps are really good. please complete the mind maps soon as I am preparing for 2021. It’s a humble request.

Abhishek
Abhishek (@abhishekkumar11)
9 months ago

I’ve purchased gs & optional 2 years subscription. I have a doubt.. How to access all study materials with detailed information???

Raja
Raja (@raja-shrivastava17gmail-com)
9 months ago

sir please try to upload complete course , sir a very humble request

AKHAND PRATAP SINGH
AKHAND PRATAP SINGH (@liveakhandgmail-com)
29 days ago

Is the Geography optional Complete

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