How can I memorize geography for UPSC?
You read about Geographical phenomenon almost on a daily basis in the newspapers. When you read about a natural calamity or phenomenon, relate it to what you have read in the textbooks. This way, you are also preparing for the current affairs.
How do I start studying geography?
Start with the continents. Be knowledgeable about large bodies of water. Don’t be stuck up on memorizing all the countries. Use history or current events to remember better. Visualize locations. Make flashcards. Ask for help. Keep a map close by.
What should I study for geography at UPSC Prelims?
Geomorphology. Climatology. Oceanography. Biogeography. Environmental Geography.
How long does it take to prepare for UPSC geography?
Ans. Ideally, for UPSC Prelims, an aspirant should study for 9 – 11 hours around 6 – 8 months intensifying it to 12 – 13 hours for the 2 months at least.
What is the fastest way to memorize Geography?
Mnemonic devices. Organize the information. Use “chunking” Visualize information. Association. Frequent Reviewing.
Is NCERT enough for UPSC Geography?
For general studies, NCERT books work best since you need not go into the details of any concept. Generally, the old NCERT books are recommended for history and new ones for geography. All keywords in the books must be noted. Revise from the NCERT books 2 – 3 times before the UPSC exam.
What are 3 ways to study geography?
Field Trips. Kids love to learn about places they can see, touch and hear. Map Work. Learning how to create and detail maps is a lot of fun! Models. Creating models is a great hands-on activity for geography lessons! Lapbooks. Photography. Unit Studies. Family Vacations. Atlases.
Which source is best for geography UPSC?
Indian Geography by Majid Hussain. Indian Geography by Khullar. Certificate Physical and Human geography by GC Leong. Oxford School Atlas.
How can I pass my geography?
Revise a wide background of information. Go beyond your reading list. Practice your essay writing skills. Use past papers and the examiners’ report. Work with a geography tutor.
Is geography hard for UPSC?
Choosing geography as optional for UPSC Mains can be beneficial for the candidates as it is overlapping with the GS Paper 1 and at times useful for the essay paper also. But, studying geography as an optional subject involves great effort because of the vast syllabus and complexity of the subject.