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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.


Latest News

New Main Test Series Programme admission open

(Special Main Test Programme) 2014 Main Examination

6 (Six) Comprehensive tests (Only for students who have qualified prelims)

1. Test. 1 ( Paper –I Physical Geography ) 26th, October  (Test Timing 1-4)
2. Test. 2 (Paper –I  Human Geography)  1st , November  (Test Timing 1-4)
3. Test. 3 (Paper –II Section – A)  8th, November  (Test Timing 1-4)
4. Test. 4  (Paper –II Section – B) 15th, November  (Test Timing 1-4)
5. Test .5 ( Paper – I ) Complete Syllabus 23nd November (Timing 9.30 – 12.30)
6. Test. 6 (Paper –II ) Complete Syllabus  30th, November(Timing 9.30 – 12.30)

Discussion Timing: For first test discussion will be after test

                                    For next three tests will be on following Sundays at 2.00 pm
                                    Final Tests it will be after the tests

• Details : Test – 1 will cover all the First five topics of Paper –I , Test – 2 will cover all the five topics of Human Geography of Paper –I, Test – 3 will cover first five topics (Physical & Economic) of Paper –II , Test-4 will cover all demographic , settlement , Regional , Political & Contemporary topics of Paper –II, Test -5 & 6 Complete syllabus.
• Note : 1 hour discussion , model answers and updated relevant material will be provided with test

• Fee: 5500/- Our old students Fee: 4500/- Rs.
• Prelims hall ticket is mandatory for admission time



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Geography Optional (Evening Batch) 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm Admission closed



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.

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