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IAS Main Test Series Programme

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GEOGRAPHY Test Series Programme 2013–14

Test – I 7th July

Physical Principals of Geography (Part – I)
Geomorphic processes – endogenic and exogenic; Applications of geomorphology; Elements of Weather and Climate; Precipitation patterns and role; and Response of Man to Climate Change.

Test – II 21th July

Human Aspects of Geography
Demographic attributes locational characteristics of human settements and related issues; and Paradigms in Geography – both ideological and methodological.

Test – III 28th July

Physical Aspects of Geography (Part – II)
Hydrospheric and Biospheric components; Ocean movements; Water properties; submarine relief biomes; and biodiversity and related issues.

Test – IV 4th August

Economic and Regional Geography
Resource Distribution; Economic Development (Agricultural/Industrial); Regional planning & Development; Strategies; Regional imbalances; and Food Security.

Test – V 11th August

Models, Theories in Human Geography
All the models and theories with their respective applications.

Test – VI 25th August

Paper–II Physical, Demographic Settlements of India
Monsoon relief; Resource base (both mineral, energy); Demographic attributes; Census 2011; Social and Cultural aspects; and Health indicators.

Test – VII 1st September

Economic Aspects of India
Agriculture characteristics, planning, prospects and problems; Nature of Industrial growth; Central Public Sector Enterprises; SSIs; and Infrastructure developments – its role in inclusive growth.

Test – VIII 8th September

Regional and Political Aspects of India
Decentralized planning, backward area planning, rural development; and Geopolitical aspects in Global, regional and international perspectives.

Test – IX 15th September

Contemporary Issues
Entire domain of physical and human elements with contemporary significance.

Test – X 22nd September

Comprehensive Paper – I

Test – XI 29th September

Comprehensive Paper – II


  • The fee for TSP optional is Rs 8500/- (incl. Service Tax) to be paid in cash.
  • Fee once paid is not refundable or adjustable under any circumstances.
  • The tests are scheduled on Sundays.
  • The test timings are : 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Discussion: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
  • and
    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Discussion: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
  • The time of the preferred batch will not be changed under any circumstances.
  • Three hours test will be followed on by an hour of discussion.
  • The model answer to the tests conducted will be provided the same day.
  • Evaluated answer sheet will be returned in the subsequent test.
  • All the tests of Paper–II will include a compulsory map question.
  • The map book containing last 41 years of map items asked in exam will be provided to the students.

Reference Books / Reports

Savinder singh (Physical Geography), NCERT (11 & 12 Std New) Physical Geography by Strahler & Strahler, NCERT (8th), Economic Geography by Leong & Morgan.Census 2011, Cultural Report (Govt. of India), India Year Book, Women & Child Development Report (GOI), Economic Survey, 12 Plan Report, India Year Book, Agricultural Report, Infrastructure Report & Industries Report. Economic Survey, 12 Plan Report, Indian Year Book, Infrastructure Report & Industries Report, Annual Report of MoEF, Disaster Management Report. Annual Report of Ministry of Earth Science, IT Report, S&T Report and ISRO Report. Yojana & Kurukshetra (Monthly Journals), Frontline Magazine & World Focus.

Top Ranks

5, 6, 11, 13, 14, 18, 23
24, 30, 31, 38, 42, 44, 50
(Among Top 50)
All India Highest Ever In
Geography - 423/600.
Achieved in 2011 from Our Center.


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Geography Test series programme

Geography Test Series (Main Optional)  Admission Open.

Test Details - 3(Three) Hrs. Test on UPSC Examination pattern, Immediate feed back , 1 Hours Discussion on test , Test series can be opted without regular class enrolment. Test Series is available @ 9500/- (Our old Student’s 8500/-) Study Material ( Last 41 Year Solved) Map Paper and Model Answer,Evaluated answer script is given back in the subsequent test.

Details of syllabus for Test Series Geography Test - 1 Geomorphology - Process - endogenic and exogenic, Isostacy, slope development, erosional cycles, approaches to land form study, application of geomorphology, geomagnetism

Test - 2 Geomorphology + Climatology - element of weather & climate, precipitation pattern, role and response of man to climate change, important weather mechanism, climate regions of world, geomorphic agents

Test - 3 Geomorphology + climatology & Oceanography - Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmospheric components and their inter links, ocean movements ,Physical Prosperities of water, Hypsometric curve, Tidal Mechanism, Sea level changes.

Test - 4 Complete Physical - All aspects of physical environment, with their interrelation, Biomes, biodiversity, climate change and related issues

Test - 5 Population Settlements Thought - Deomographic attributes, locational characteristics of human settlement, Population and food security. Human development and related issues, paradigms in Geography-both ideological and methodology.

Test - 6 Economic Geography - Resource distribution, economic development ( Agriculture / Industrial), Regional planning and development Regional imbalances, strategies, Growth pole concept, its implications, all models and theories of human geography and its application

Test - 7 Physical Setting & Resources - Entire range of Physical attributes of India, relief ,Climate, drainage, biogeographic provinces, biodiversity related issues, climate change causes and mitigation, resource base - exploration, distribution and environmental concerns relating to it.

Test - 8 Demographic Settlement - Demographic attributes, socio-cultural aspect, gender related issues, demographic planning, demographic revolution, food security, settlement orders, rural-urban settlement challenges and planning

Test - 9 Agriculture industries trade - Economic aspects of India, agriculture development, planning, prospects and problem, Nature of industrial growth ,CPSEs, MSMES and their role in inclusive development transport, Communication links development, sustainable development

Test - 10 Regional Political - Decentralized planning, backwards area planning, rural development, Role of PRIs, Geopolitical aspects in Global regional and international perspective.

Test -11 & 12 Comprehensive

Geography Optional

Online Admission Open. Limited seats. Only morning batch (9.30 - 12.30). Batch Begins 8th September

Geography (Main) Result

           All India

The highlight of civil services 2011 result of our centre is 423/600 (44 Rank Holder) marks in geography. The highest ever in geography, this has surpassed our previous record of 411/600

 5th, & 7th, & 21st, Ranks (2013)

6th Rank (2012) 5th Rank (2011) 4th Rank (2010) 5th Rank 2009 13th Rank 2008 

(Last 8 years Top Rank in Geography)

Postal Coaching


New Revised Postal Material Available Geography Main 5000/- 

Revised 2014 Batch Material Include 8 Model Test paper + 5 Booklets, Class hand written Notes  , Map Locations & Question Paper Analysis. DD in Favour of  "DIRECTION Institute For IAS Examination" payable at Delhi.

Send the Demand Draft by registered post/courier to:

Direction - Institute for IAS Examination
Hari Bhawan,
14A/103 WEA, Karol Bagh , New Delhi - 110005
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