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Geography Optional UPSC IAS | Online Coaching Live Batch Based on Latest Exam Pattern By Adda247 IAS

  • date icon Starts: 22-May-2024
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  • UPSC Optional
    UPSC Optional

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  • Study Plan
  • Subjects Covered
  • Exam Pattern
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Significance of Optional Subject Examination in UPSC CSE: 

Optional papers constitute a vital segment of the UPSC Mains examination, enabling candidates to showcase their proficiency and expertise in a specific subject, thereby contributing to an overall assessment of their suitability for administrative roles.

Broadening Knowledge Spectrum:
Optional papers facilitate candidates in diversifying their knowledge base. While compulsory papers evaluate general awareness and analytical skills, optional papers permit candidates to delve deeper into subjects of personal interest or academic specialization.

Display of Specialized Knowledge:
Optional papers serve as a platform for candidates to exhibit their proficiency in a particular subject. This benefits individuals with strong academic backgrounds or a keen passion for specific fields, enabling them to excel in areas where they possess in-depth knowledge.

Tailored Selection:
The incorporation of optional papers acknowledges the varied educational backgrounds of candidates. This ensures that the selection process remains impartial towards any specific discipline, thereby affording equal opportunities to candidates from diverse academic backgrounds to showcase their capabilities.

Enhancement of Scoring Potential:
Optimal performance in optional subjects can significantly impact overall rankings and results. A commendable performance in optional papers can sometimes compensate for any challenges encountered in compulsory papers, thus enhancing the overall scoring potential.

Strategic Approach to Success:
Effective preparation strategies for optional papers are imperative. Candidates should meticulously select subjects, taking into account their strengths, interests, and historical scoring patterns in previous examinations. A well-planned strategy can greatly contribute to a candidate's success in the UPSC exam.


The Geography Optional UPSC IAS preparation course offered by Adda247 IAS aims to provide students with comprehensive and strategic preparation for the optional paper in the UPSC Civil Services Examination. Here's what the course entails:

Complete Strategic Preparation: The course is meticulously designed to offer students a strategic approach to preparing for the Geography optional paper. Through structured guidance and tailored study plans, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in this subject.

Answer Writing Practice: One of the key components of the course is extensive answer writing practice. Students will be provided with ample opportunities to practice writing answers to both theoretical and analytical questions, ensuring they develop proficiency in articulating their understanding effectively.

Previous Year Questions Practice: To familiarize students with the exam pattern and types of questions asked in the UPSC Geography optional paper, the course includes practice sessions focusing on solving previous years' question papers. This allows students to gauge their preparedness and identify areas for improvement.

Syllabus Coverage by Subject Expert Educators: The syllabus coverage is led by experienced and knowledgeable educators who specialize in Geography. These subject experts provide in-depth insights into various topics, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the syllabus.

Adaptation to Changing Exam Nature: The course recognizes the evolving nature of the UPSC Civil Services Examination, with increasing weightage being given to Geography in both the Preliminary and Mains stages. As such, the curriculum is regularly updated to align with these changes, ensuring students are well-prepared for the shifting exam pattern.

In summary, the Geography Optional UPSC IAS Preparation Course by Adda247 IAS offers students a holistic approach to mastering the Geography optional paper. Through strategic preparation, answer writing practice, previous year questions practice, and guidance from subject expert educators, students can enhance their chances of success in the UPSC Civil Services Examination.

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  • 400+ hours of Live Lectures covered in over 5 months.
  • High-Quality Live Interactive Lecture
  • Notes for full coverage of all the topics
  • Previous Year Questions Discussion and practice
  • Comprehensive coverage of all the topics via PPT-based Lecture notes.
  • Live Answer Writing program under the guidance of faculty.
  • Doubt Clearing Sessions
  • Provision of Faculty Notes in both English & Hindi Language.

Study Plan

Batch Schedule
S. No.Tentative Date RangeTentative HoursSubjects CoveredFaculty
122-May-2024 to 30-Dec-2024350-400 hrsGeography Optional UPSC CSEBy Hrishikesh Dubey Sir / Vishisht Mishra Sir

Subjects Covered

  • Geography Optional for UPSC IAS 

Exam Pattern

The official structure of the UPSC civil services examination entails two stages known as the Preliminary and Main Examination. However, in practice, it operates as a three-stage examination, with the third stage being the Personality Test/Interview.

According to the IAS exam pattern, candidates who successfully clear the Prelims are deemed eligible to proceed to the Mains, and those who clear the Main examination advance to the interview stage.

Stage 1: UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Pattern The Prelims Exam is scheduled for May 26th, 2024. Click the link to access complimentary study materials and preparation strategies for the UPSC Prelims.

The UPSC exam pattern for the Preliminary stage comprises two papers, both conducted on the same day. Each paper consists of objective type questions with multiple choices of answers. The Prelims examination serves as a qualifying stage to screen candidates for the mains exam. Although the marks obtained in this stage are not included in the final merit list, candidates must prepare thoroughly for this exam as the cut-offs can be unpredictable and depend on the average scores each year. Below are the details of the UPSC prelims pattern:

PaperTypeNo. of QuestionsUPSC Total MarksDurationNegative Marks
General Studies IObjective1002002 hoursYes
General Studies IIObjective802002 hoursYes
Total UPSC marks for Prelims--400 (where GS Paper II is qualifying in nature with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)--


Stage 2: UPSC CSE Mains Examination Pattern The main stage of the UPSC examination is characterized by 9 papers conducted over 5-7 days. Only candidates who achieve at least the specified cutoff in General Studies I and a minimum of 33% in General Studies II in the Preliminary examination are eligible to proceed to the Mains Examination.

Following the UPSC Mains exam pattern, all papers consist of descriptive answer-type questions. This phase is extensive, and the total marks obtained in the UPSC mains hold significant weightage as they directly impact the final scores. Therefore, the marks obtained in the UPSC mains phase are of utmost importance as they play a pivotal role in the merit declaration process. Further details regarding the UPSC syllabus and marks allocation are provided below:

PaperSubjectDurationIAS Total Marks
Paper ACompulsory Indian language3 hours300
Paper BEnglish3 hours300
Paper IEssay3 hours250
Paper IIGeneral Studies I3 hours250
Paper IIIGeneral Studies II3 hours250
Paper IVGeneral Studies III3 hours250
Paper VGeneral Studies IV3 hours250
Paper VIOptional I3 hours250
Paper VIIOptional II3 hours250

The above exam pattern highlights the optional Paper 1 and Paper 2 pattern. 

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