booklist for geography optional

Complete booklist for geography optional for UPSC in 2021

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Points to remember before choosing Geography as an optional:

  • It has a lengthy syllabus and needs lots of memorization.
  • The minimum time required to prepare this subject is 5-6 months.
  • Lots of practice is required during answer writing and maps.
  • Lots of competition in this optional.
  • Check out the Geography syllabus properly before starting.

Complete booklist for Geography optional


  • A Geography by population- R.C. Chandra.
  • Agricultural Geography- Majid Hussain.
  • Climatology by D.S. Lal.
  • Economic and Social Geography-  made simple- by R. Knowles and J. Wareing.
  • Environmental Geography by Savindra Singh.
  • Environmental awareness by R.C. Chandra.
  • Environmental Geography- H.M Saxena.
  • General climatology – Critchfield.
  • Geomorphology – Savindra Singh.
  • Human geography – Majid Hussain.
  • Oceanography – Sharma, and Vatal.
  • Evolution of geographic thought – M. Hussain.
  • Physical geography – Savindra Singh.
  • Political Geography – R.D. Dixit.
  • Regional planning in India – Chand & Puri.
  • Urbanization and Urban system in India – R. Ramchandran.


  • A Geography of India – Gopal Singh.
  • Agriculture Geography – Majid Hussain.
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G. C. Leong.
  • Economical and commercial geography of India – C.B. Mamoria.
  • Environmental awareness – R. C. Chandra.
  • Environmental Geography – Savindra Singh.
  • Environmental Geography – Saxena.
  • Geography of India – Majid Hussain.
  • Geography of the population – R.C. Chandra.
  • Human Geography – Majid Hussain.
  • Environmental Geography – Saxena.


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