Geography Optional


Integrated Intensive ADVANCED (IIA) GEOGRAPHY MAINS COURSE is a type of course with an extensive coverage of the Mains syllabus. (It Comprises Basic Geography, Mains Course, QIP, and APSIP (Test Series). It is a 15 week comprehensive programme for the IAS mains examination 2018. The programme is inherently designed to cater to the needs of aspirants who have not studied Geography beyond the secondary school. The course has been specifically designed for beginners who do not even know ABC of Geography. The course intends to prepare the candidates to take this examination anywhere under any circumstance without any assistance. The course aims to help the candidates secure an above average marks (over 300 in the Mains and equip them with an attitude to be a humane administrator and a further citizen, a better citizen a cosmopolitan citizen). As the programme would advance learners would experience new levels of comfort, gain deeper insights and develop plethora of perspective, which is much required to answer with a stroke of creativity.

To enable the candidates to have a solid conceptual framework and a knowledge base that will help them to develop an above average analytical ability. To know the dimensions of the subject and help them to answer the range of questions that can be asked and pick up the options with ease even in the GS preliminary examination.

The course is designed for all those candidates having the necessary qualification to appear for UPSC Civil Services, whether they have a background of the subject or not.

30th Oct. 2017

Rs. 49,000/-

5.30 PM to 8.00 PM


Week Topic Faculty
30th Oct.-3rd Nov. Basic Geography SM
6th Nov.-10th Nov. Geomorphology KS
13th Nov.-17th Nov. Geomorphology KS
20th Nov.-24th Nov. Indian Physical Contemporary KS
27th Nov.-1st Dec. Transport KS/SM
Regional Planning
4th Dec. -8th Dec. Agriculture SM
11thDec.-15th Dec. E conomy & Public Administration GF
18th Dec-22nd Dec. Resources KS
25th Dec-29th Dec. Industry SM
1st Jan-5th Jan. Settlement Geog. Population Geog. Regional Planning GF
8thJan-12th Jan. Climatology KS
15th Jan-19th Jan. Oceanography KS
22nd Jan-26th Jan. Bioenvironmental Geography GF
29th Jan-2nd Feb. Economic Geog. GF
5th Feb-9th Feb. Settlement Geog., Models Geog. GF
11th Feb – 15th Feb Models Perspective GF

• The number of hrs. and days are only indicative not exact.
• The days of classes and their timings are totally under the discretion of the institute. They can be altered by course coordinator.
The date of completion of the course is indicative, not exact. The candidates are advised to take one week of additional buffer duration into account.

 All relevant books written by K.Siddhartha and S. Mukherjee
 Short Smart Study Series comprising 15-20 booklets
 Xerox of Synopsis
 Online support


The course has been designed to promote deeper insight and learning into the subject. The focus here is on extensive 'approach confined learning' that will touch every dimension of the topic to give a real holistic viewpoint so necessary an approach required to qualify for Civil Services.
The 240 hour session excluding QIP will be essentially lecture based session. The sequencing of the topic has been so designed that the candidates having no prior knowledge of the subject can cruise comfortably, despite the fact that familiarity with the topics and the basics may be lacking. Throughout the session it is never assumed that the candidates have any basic idea of the topic but unless the candidates follow the topic systematically, for a semi scientific subject like geography it is very difficult for the candidates to comprehend the topic.


Chief Mentor K. Siddhartha (

Faculty Structure K. Siddhartha (KS)
S. Mukherjee (SM)

Author of Vol-I, Vol-II, Indian Industry, Cities Urbanisation and Urban System, A Modern Dictionary of Geography

Tarique Khan
Zulfilar Mohmmed

1. The students must have done their NCERT.
2. The candidate MUST complete ALL administrative and admission formalities before the commencement of class.
3. The shift in the timing and venue of the classes is totally at Institutes discretion. Participants are advised to take this fact into account before taking admission.

It is not assumed as a part of the session that the students do not have knowledge of the basics. But it will be expected that the students will keep pace with the class and that the students will follow the sequence of the class. Despite all the benefits, the candidates will be very hard pressed to understand the topic. The course is for sincere students who are likely to follow the theme and concept of the class. The Institute will not be responsible for insincere act of the candidates.