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“Direction IAS Fast-Track to Success in Civil Services Examination As a Geography favorably helps students to prepare a significant part of General Studies in the changed pattern.

  • Helps to become more effective and influential
  • Helps overcoming individual obstacles and maximize personal strengths
  • Clarify and work towards performance goals

For the last 23 years Geography Optional has proved to be the most selected and most successful optional. Our Top Ranks : 2010 (Pulkit) AIR 5th, 2011 (Sundraj) AIR 5th, 2012 (Arun) AIR 6th, 2013 (Chanchal Rana) AIR 7th, 2014 (Suharsha) AIR 5th 2015 (Vipin Garg) AIR 20th, 2016 (Samuya) AIR 4th, 2017 (Pratham) AIR 5th, 2018 (Girdhar) AIR 61th 2019 (Gunjan Singh) AIR 16th 2020 (Ashiware Verma) 2021 AIR 4th Best Geography Institute for civil services examination.
Highest Marks in this Institute in UPSC

The Geography Optional Topper scored 306 marks out of 500(AIR 12) 2021 YASHARTH SHEKHAR.

The Geography Optional Topper scored 327 marks out of 500 AIR 5 2017 PARTHAM KAUSHIK.

 

Gunjan Singh

16th rank (2019)

Divyanshi Singh

34th rank (2020)

Aishwarya verma

4th rank (2021)

Shubham Kumar

41th rank (2022)

Yasharth Shekhar
Yasharth Shekhar

12th rank (2021)

Pratham Kaushik
Pratham Kaushik

5th rank (2017)

Samuya Pandey
Samuya Pandey

5th rank (2016)

Alok Kumar
Alok Kumar

41th rank (2018)

Why Geography Optional

We help you ace the IAS Preparation

The study of Geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world appreciating, the diversities, and in the end, it is about using all that knowledge to crack Optional and GS requirement.

‘Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future.’ As “Geography is Everything & Everything is Geography!!”

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About Direction IAS

The ultimate goal of such initiatives is to empower IAS aspirants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to tackle the Geography portion of the IAS examination successfully. The IAS exam is highly competitive and demands a thorough understanding of various subjects, including Geography, to clear the different stages and secure a coveted position in the civil services.

In addition, the Neetu Singh, Geography Direction IAS, strives to prepare students for engagement with ethical and moral values; and to help students develop a set of integrated theoretical and practical skills that can be applied to solving UPSC issues and problems. The Department strives to integrate the curriculum with General Studies needs and to prepare students for careers in civil services.

The institute’s general stress is on the development of interdisciplinary skill. The unique approach of learning prepares the aspirants for the challenges of the exams. The subject matter of Geography requires appropriate know-how of the subject and trends of the paper. It is the most scoring humanities optional, which can get mired in the absence of cognition of perpetual analytical approach.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which optional subject should I choose? What is our total fee ? iconicon

Many students opt for the scoring subjects. But before you choose a subject, keep in mind your interest and aptitude for the subject. Do not choose an entirely new subject in which you will have to work very hard.

If you prepare the optional well for the Prelims and you choose the same subject in the Mains, it will prove to be useful and also save a lot of labour and time.

The total Fee is 49000/- including 18% GST. Student can pay in 2 installment with in one month gap.

Where are the exams held? iconicon

The Prelims exam is held in a large number of important towns and cities across India. The actual list of cities are published along with the notification every year, but you will know your actual center (school, college, etc) only in your admit card.

The Mains exam is held at fewer places, in the bigger cities. The list of centers is posted to you along with other relevant documents once you clear the Preliminary stage.

When are the Prelims exams held? What is the purpose of the Prelims? iconicon

Prelims are usually held by mid of May; however, with introduction of CSAT, it is being conducted in June this year. Prelims are basically screening test. Its marks are not added in the final test. This objective test has two papers:

Paper I – GS 200 marks

Paper II – CSAT 200 marks

There is the continuation of negative marking for wrong answer.

How much of newspapers and magazines should I read? iconicon

Read as much and as many newspapers and magazines as you can. It will help you with preparations for General Studies, and will help you in the interview stage also. However, keep a balance between the time you spend on your optional and selected papers. Read the daily headlines. Keep track of new laws and amendments to the Constitution. Keep abreast with the newsmakers in sports and politics. Read editorials regularly and concentrate on your Optional(s). The Hindu is the best newspaper. Read it if it is available in your city or town or village. If you have time in your hand, read Frontline (Magazine). Monthly magazines with a roundup of the monthly events can act as a fine supplement for daily newspapers.

Which books should I read? iconicon

Civil services are perhaps the toughest exams conducted in India. The key to reading is quality and not quantity.

While reading, keep in mind the syllabus. However, the syllabus for both Prelims and Mains is very broad and vague. It does not give you an idea of the type of questions you can be actually asked. Therefore it is mandatory to keep an eye on the type of questions that are to be expected. Previous years’ question papers, and other sample papers are a must. For Geography, refer to our suggested Book Reference list.

What is the educational qualification needed to appear in IAS exam? iconicon

Any degree (graduation). It may be regular or distant. The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification..

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Susil Kumar Agrawal

These 5 stars are not enough to appreciate the institute. From the first hour in the class to the last goodbye, it has been a phenomenal journey. The guidance and support i have received is of immense value. The best thing about the institute is that maam is always approachable.

Muskan Yadav

The best institution where you’ll get the best mentor (most important for the UPSC journey) who is not only sticking us to the studies but also motivating us towards whatever life offers us.
The study material provided here is enough to crack the exam and the answer evaluation is being done with pointing out the mistakes and mentioning each and every improvements to be made to make the answers full proof and marks fetching. A must join institution where in you will also learn to be in a disciplined manner (as the officers have to be).

 

 

Isha Gautam

I had been a part of Mam’s coaching. I can say she is so awesome and down to earth…the most important part is, she is so approachable. Any student can directly go to her after the class if you have any doubts and mam is more eager and happy to resolve each and every doubt

Andleeb khan

Undoubtedly the best faculty for Geography optional. Her teaching styles and methods are a clear reflection of the expertise she holds in the subject. All our doubts are addressed like no where else… Ma’am is very supportive and is easy to reach via calls and emails. I remember her saying that she is just a phone call away..and she indeed is.

Aman Mishra

I am glad to be the student of Neetu mam. According to me direction IAS is best for the geography. Mam is alway ready to help their student (as she always says that you are just one phone call away from me) and keep motivating them.

Aanchal Maurya

Coming from a background where no-one knows about UPSC CSE I through my online searches finally found out this amazing institute for Geography optional. If anyone is confused about taking coaching or not and if yes then which coaching to join I would recommend take Neetu Mam’s classes. Her methodology is mind-blowing. She teaches you every topic with ease that it becomes so easy even for non science background students. I liked the way she used to teach us topics in an integrated manner that if we are to write any answer then how to make it above average. I would never have achieved without her guidance.Her command over the maps and places is commendable. Her human geography is very strong(as is physical geography). She’s very approachable if you have any queries or doubts. I would totally recommend her coaching institute as I myself have taken her classes.