17 Years Topic-Wise Solution Of Previous Papers Geography IAS Mains Q & A 2022
Geography-IAS Mains Q&A (2022 Edition) is revised and updated up to Civil Services Mains Examination 2021. In this book solution to previous 17 years’ (2005-2021) papers are segregated into different topics as per the latest syllabus. The wide coverage touches almost all aspects of this subject and serve as good as a valuable study material.
Answer writing in this book: We have put forth answers to each question as per the demand of the question. We have adopted an elaborative approach while writing these answers to arm you with relevant knowledge related to all aspects of a particular topic. In most of the answers, we have provided additional information, not necessarily adhering to the prescribed word limit while answering the questions covering all dimensions. This will enrich your knowledge on that topic, enabling you to write better answers in future.
This book will assist you in answer writing practice in two ways– use this book as a source of reference/ study material and write answers in your own unique way or alternatively, you may write previous years’ answers and compare them with the standard answers provided in this book.
Importance of Geography as an Optional: Geography is the most preferred optional subject in UPSC CSE. Around 30% of all candidates who write UPSC Mains take this Optional.This subject is scientific (no rote learning needed), high success ratio, overlaps with prelims syllabus (will help in GS 1, GS 3 and Essay papers). It has an important role to play in preliminary exam as around 15 to 20 questions from Geography are asked every year in prelims. Geography integrates prelims and mains preparation - thus, saving time for other topics.
Optional subject has become the deciding factor in getting an interview call. Though UPSC has introduced four GS papers to give a level playing field to all, the dynamic and unpredictable questions of GS papers defeated the purpose and made Optional paper the magic wand. The toppers’ score also tells it loudly that optional subject plays a defining role in determining the selection of the candidates.
So, overall this book is an ideal companion for you going to appear the UPSC Mains examination. It is also equally helpful for State Public Service Examinations and such equivalent examinations where descriptive answers in Geography are asked.
To help the aspirants to get acclaimed with the pattern and trend of the exam, this book is a valuable gift to our readers.
We believe that you will find this book very useful while preparing for Main examination. We wish you all the best for your upcoming examinations.
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