GEOGRAPHY TEST SERIES 2018

By Rohit Lodha

(Classroom , Online & Flexi Format)

TEST HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total 10 Tests: 6 Sectional Tests & 4 Mock Tests
  • Elaborate discussions will be followed after each test
  • Detailed Model Answer hints
  • Copy correction strictly by faculty only
  • One-on-one discussion after copy evaluation
  • Flexible timings for classroom & online students
  • Online support for all students

TEST DETAILS

Geography Test Series

  • Test Starts: 1st July, 2018
  • Number of Tests: 10
  • Test Timings: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Test Discussion: Same Day 05:30 PM Onwards
  • Fees: Rs. 10,000/- (+ GST)

Geography Answer Writing for IAS Mains 2018 by Rohit Lodha

Geography Test Series of IAS Mains 2018 by Rohit Lodha: Program Approach

CSE Geography Result

Bodke Digvijay Govind

Rank: 54

Procedure for Online Test

  • You will get a login id and a password to access your account on the website. Test will be available on the scheduled date in your account in pdf format.
  • To write the test you have to download the PDF and after writing the test send us scan copy at testseries@iasscore.in for evaluation.
  • Evaluated answer sheets with proper feedback, comment, and guidance along with the paper analysis based on difficulty level & nature of questions will be sent back to students by email within 15 days after receiving the answer sheet.
  • Detailed model answers' hint along with supplementary information on the topics asked in tests will be provided.
  • Evaluation will be based on micro-performance analysis of students.
  • Video session of the post-test discussion would also be provided along with the model answers' hint.

Online-Classroom Flexi Format

  • Flexible module for aspirants joining classroom test or online test.
  • Tests can be taken after the schedule date too.
  • Classroom students can write the test on every any day between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.at our centre after the scheduled date.
  • Discussion video access will be provided to them on the website.
  • Online students, if in Delhi, can write the test at our centre and attend the discussion session.
  • Integrated ranking can only be provided for the top 100 students among those, who take test on the schedule date.
  • Evaluated test paper will be given back within 15 days of receiving the test.
  • Toppers' softcopy will be provided in your account on our website.

Why Test Series is important? (Best time to start with Test Series)

  • Testing your confidence under pressure in exam atmosphere.
  • Many similar questions will be asked in actual UPSC exam.
  • To assess where you stand.
  • To boost your confidence.
  • Helps you in answer writing practice.
  • It helps you to put diagram at proper place.
  • It helps you to integrate Paper -1 with Paper-2 & vice-versa.
  • To eliminate scope of errors in actual examination hall.
  • Improve time management skills.
  • Assess weaker area.
  • Not only question but also answer & evaluation along with discussion.
  • It wil help you to tackle uncertainty.
  • It helps completing syllabus on time.

Features of our Test Series Programme

Geography Optional Paper nowadays has been considered very tricky because of the change in the pattern of questions year by year.

  • Pattern 1: In-depth Questions

The type of questions and the topics through which UPSC is asking has also changed significantly over the period of time. For E.g.

  • Describe the landforms which are product of endogenetic forces. (2004)
  • “Structure is a dominant control factor in the evolution of landforms.” Discuss with suitable examples. (2005)
  • “Climate, slope gradient and rock structure influence the avulsion of channels” Explain. (2017)

Now if we observe the above three questions one can conclude that although the information which is required to solve above questions is same but the level of detail is much deeper in 3rd question which is asked in 2017. Here first of all one has to understand the meaning of 'avulsion of channels' and then only question can be answered.

  • Pattern 2: Interdisciplinary Approach

The questions are now designed from the underlined sub-topics not mentioned directly in the syllabus, but they usually revolve around the periphery of the core syllabus with link to other subjects.          

For example in 2017 questions were asked as:  

  • Discuss the freshwater crisis in India and prepare a blueprint for its sustainable management.
  • Identify the Naxal-affected areas in India and discuss their socio-economic problems.
  • “An effective three-tier Panchayat Raj System will strengthen the bottom-up approach to multilevel planning in India." Explain.

The questions are interdisciplinary in approach. They cover  Environment, Geography, governance, Social, etc dimensions.

  • Pattern 3: Change in the format of topics

Earlier, the most favourite topics for the examiners were 'Plate Tectonics', 'Vulcanicity', 'Geomorphological Cycles' and so on. But now more focus is given on unventured topics such as 'Channel Morphology', 'Denudation Chronology', 'Applied Geomorphology' and so on.

Thus it becomes important to understand that lot of answer writing practice with holistic coverage of the entire syllabus will fetch lot of marks in geography.  

So need of the hour is to identify the underlined topics, learn, practice and tackle the multi-dimensional questions with ease.

What is the programme all about?

  • The main feature of our test series would be to cover all those important topics of geography which generally students feel difficult to face and UPSC has made habit of asking question from that areas.
  • In depth coverage of all the topics which are not covered in traditional geography curriculum.
  • Comprehensive Test Discussion will be held on Sunday after the test.
  • During test discussion focus will be on detailed coverage of the relevant topic.
  • In case students miss the discussion class, the video recording will be provided to the student in his user id portal.
  • Time bound evaluation of the answer booklets of the students.
  • Students will have complete liberty to get in touch with the faculty in order to solve their optional subject related queries.
  • Comparative Performance and Rankings will be uploaded on the portal.

Test Schedule

PAPER - I

Test 1: 1st July, 2018

Principles of Geography

  • Geomorphology, Biogeography

Test 2: 8th July, 2018

Principles of Geography

  • Climatology, Oceanography, Environmental Geography

Test 3: 15th July, 2018

Human Geography

  • Population and Settlement Geography,
  • Perspective in Human Geography, Regional Planning,
  • Models, Theories and Laws in Human Geography,
  • Economic Geography

PAPER - II

Test 4: 22nd July, 2018

Geography of India

  • Physical Setting, Resources, Agriculture

Test 5: 29th July, 2018

Geography of India

  • Agriculture, Industry, Transport, Communication and Trade, Cultural Setting Settlements

Test 6: 5th August, 2018

Geography of India

  • Regional Development and Planning, Political Aspect, Contemporary Issues Industry

Mock Tests

Test 7: 19th August, 2018

Full Mock (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

Test 8: 26th August, 2018

Full Mock (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

Courses & Fee Details

Programme Name Amount
Geography Test Series 2018 Rs. 10,000/- (+ GST)
Payment Options
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Kotak Mahindra Bank
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Kotak Mahindra Bank
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BASIX EDUCATION PVT LTD
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2411979708
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Current Account
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KKBK0000179
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New Delhi, 110005
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New Delhi, 110005

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