Weekly Open Thread Discussion With InsightsIAS Team - Geography and Mains Preparation 4172 Views

Dear Aspirants,
As a part of the "Weekly Open Thread Discussion With InsightsIAS Team" initiative, we are bringing Sudeep sir to the forum discussions with you. He will address your queries related to Geography and Mains Preparation. We request you to utilize this opportunity to the best. 

We heartily welcome Sudeep sir to the Discussions.

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Team InsightsIAS



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Dear Aspirants,
As a part of the "Weekly Open Thread Discussion With InsightsIAS Team" initiative, we are bringing Sudeep sir to the forum discussions with you. He will address your queries related to Geography and Mains Preparation. We request you to utilize this opportunity to the best. 

We heartily welcome Sudeep sir to the Discussions.

Regards,
Team InsightsIAS

is there any telegram group fpr the above disscussion

Sir please tell how to improve score in prelims?

Thnku sir and motovational msgs of insights help us in building our daily momentum to study ..

Sir I have one more doubt ,,

I red weather climate chapter but the question was different what I red,, again I cross check with secure answer and book and my answer but these are entirely different what I wrote in answer . 
If I  wrote two answers one answer only only correct remaining 1 answer is wrong even though I go through books with facts ,,why sir it is happening 
Please guide me sir 

Ok sir thank you so much for ur guidance 

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Its was a very nice session. Had fun interacting with all of you. Hope i could clear all your doubts (at least to my limited abilities :) )
Looking forward to more sessions like this. 

Anyways Keep pushing, Keep working hard.
If you get frustrated and if the journey gets painful- then realize that they are all signs that you are in the right direction.

Keep working hard; Believe in yourself; and You will eventually make it.

Wishing all of you Good Luck.

Until Next time. 
Enjoy your prep. 

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Hi sir,
I am having trouble understanding the concept of jet streams? Can you pls help me with it.
Secondly, how to cover the 'distribution of key natural part resources' of GS-1.
I have given a of time after these topics but I am still not clear about these.

Jetstreams are 1. Geostrpic winds 2. Embedded in the Upper air westerlies 3. Sinuous waves around the globe below the tropopause 4. Between either hadley and ferrel or ferrel and polar. Its hard to explain by typing. There are many simple youtube videos. Check that out. That should give you clarity.

2. Know the following maps: 1. Industrial clusters in all the continents (More or less any specific industry or resource they ask you can use this map itself)  2. Resouces map; Iron ore; Petroleum and natural gas; Coal; Uranium; marine resources. This should suffice. Other resources more or less overlaps with this.

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Good evening sir  ,
Sir I'm practicing answers but I'm lacking to write a appropriate answer please guide me sir how to write answer with good content 

I have answered it here in couple of posts. Please have a look. 

Keep writing. You'll automatically get good at it, if you consistently persevere.


all the best.

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Keep writing. Dont stop. Answer writing will move from bad answers to average to good. But for that you should consistently Keep writing. 

Keep revising and reverse engineer the synopsis to enrich your static notes. 

The more and more you keep doing this. Youll reach a point where all the concepts will start to repeat and youll start writing generic to specific answers. 

Keep Writing. ALl the best.

Dear Aspirants,
As a part of the "Weekly Open Thread Discussion With InsightsIAS Team" initiative, we are bringing Sudeep sir to the forum discussions with you. He will address your queries related to Geography and Mains Preparation. We request you to utilize this opportunity to the best. 

We heartily welcome Sudeep sir to the Discussions.

Regards,
Team InsightsIAS

Hello sir,, 

I m sheetal. Preparing for upsc 2021.
I m enjoying STHIR tests,,, because they made me more confident and sincere about my preparation.. And dreaming for IAS is seeming possible now.. Thanks... 
Sir, I m able to attempt geography mcqs,,, and scoring 4/5 or 5/5 daily... But in mains part,, I m finding difficulty... When I sit for answer writing I really get confused what to write or what not to write.... And than I left it. My biggest mistake. I m following the synopsis,,, but sir plz guide me.. How to think for geography static answers..... And specially for inro and conclusion part... 
Thank you sir

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Hello sir, I am writing mains this year. Everything is on balance path. However I am facing 2 problem. 
1. In Geography questions(except industry part) unable to write conveying answer. I mean I often ended up writing general answer. Please tell me few points which I should take into consider. Still have about 20 days to.......  
2. Not able to complete the paper especially GS-1  . Plz reply asap

I have given some templates of how to go about the Geography answer writing in one of the above posts pls check that. Geography answers is easy if you realise these 2 points while writing answers 1. Whatever phenomenon they ask- address the distribution of that phenomenon 2. whatever concept they ask- analyse the concept in regional approach (For Ex: Forest fires- regional apprach - Western himalayas; North east; central India; Southern peninsula)

For Gs-1 

History; World History and post Independence and Culture- Follow Temporal Approach (Timelines ). Add names of Personalities; Events; Organizations; 
For Society- Stakeholders approach (Address all the stakeholders involved in the question that is asked.)
For Geography - Regional Approach


Revise the books you had studies for prelims again and again so that you get the facts by heart to reproduce in the answer.

ALL THE BEST for the Exams. Keep Pushing :)


Hi sir,
I am having trouble understanding the concept of jet streams? Can you pls help me with it.
Secondly, how to cover the 'distribution of key natural part resources' of GS-1.
I have given a of time after these topics but I am still not clear about these.

Good evening sir  ,
Sir I'm practicing answers but I'm lacking to write a appropriate answer please guide me sir how to write answer with good content 

Hello sir, I am writing mains this year. Everything is on balance path. However I am facing 2 problem. 
1. In Geography questions(except industry part) unable to write conveying answer. I mean I often ended up writing general answer. Please tell me few points which I should take into consider. Still have about 20 days to.......  
2. Not able to complete the paper especially GS-1  . Plz reply asap

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Sudeep
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Good evening sir 
Preparing for upsc 2022, it will be my first attempt, I am following sthir timetable daily, and basics are getting cleared as moving forward, Sir, any important points or guidance you can give, as doing self study by the given resources, will start optional practice soon as basics will cleared soon. 

Start your optional. Do it diligently. 
Follow our timetable religiously.
Don't get overambitious. Do things consistently. 
Your there on the right track. Just make sure you don't deviate :)

All the Best. You have time. So keep patience and Keep pushing :)

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Sudeep
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Sir... Geography seems abit difficult for me nd this is why I'm not able to compete in this vary subject... Plzz help me to tackle this problem nd how to start nd write or attempt any questions regarding this avry subject... Do guide🙏

Geography is actually not that difficult. Try to take help of Youtube videos for any topics you cannot understand. Also dont read the G C leong book line by line. read and just understand the crux of it. Also try to see a lot of images and videos. That makes geography very easy and interesting.

Good evening sir 
Preparing for upsc 2022, it will be my first attempt, I am following sthir timetable daily, and basics are getting cleared as moving forward, Sir, any important points or guidance you can give, as doing self study by the given resources, will start optional practice soon as basics will cleared soon. 

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Sudeep
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Initially its ok to take more time. 

Make paper completion an Habit. Then try reducing the time slowly i.e 2 weeks it takes 4 hrs; next 2 weeks it takes 3 hrs 50 mins; next 2 weeks it takes 3 hrs 45 mins. Like that.

Dont get overambitious. It'll make you only more frustrated. Just keep making small improvements. You'll reduce time as you keep maturing in your answer writing and that can come only with a lot of practice.

Keep believing and Keep writing :)

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Thank you sir.
would like to tell you one more thing, motivational posts and videos from Insights are extremely helpful. It not only pushes for exam preparation, in LIFE also..

Appreciate It. Thank You for your kind words.

All the best for your exams and Life :)

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Sudeep
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Initially its ok to take more time. 

Make paper completion an Habit. Then try reducing the time slowly i.e 2 weeks it takes 4 hrs; next 2 weeks it takes 3 hrs 50 mins; next 2 weeks it takes 3 hrs 45 mins. Like that.

Dont get overambitious. It'll make you only more frustrated. Just keep making small improvements. You'll reduce time as you keep maturing in your answer writing and that can come only with a lot of practice.

Keep believing and Keep writing :)

Thank you sir.
would like to tell you one more thing, motivational posts and videos from Insights are extremely helpful. It not only pushes for exam preparation, in LIFE also..

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Sudeep
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Good evening Sir, How can we prepare national parks and wildlife sanctuaries since recent prelims trend shows that questions are becoming more detailed?

National Parks you can byheart with some efforts (GO statewise and also focus more on North east; Himalayan states and Eastern India)

Wildlife sanctuaries: Keep Noting down all the ones that come in News, Dont try to byheart all of them. Waste of energy and Memory space. If they ask very extreme such sanctuaries; Most of them will not answer and so youll not lose the game as the game of prelims is played on a relative scale.

Dear Aspirants,
As a part of the "Weekly Open Thread Discussion With InsightsIAS Team" initiative, we are bringing Sudeep sir to the forum discussions with you. He will address your queries related to Geography and Mains Preparation. We request you to utilize this opportunity to the best. 

We heartily welcome Sudeep sir to the Discussions.

Regards,
Team InsightsIAS

Sir appearing for 2021 , facing difficulty in paper completion. It takes 4 hrs to complete a paper and not seeing any improvement even after giving 5-6 tests .
How to go about this sir ?

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Sudeep
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Sir, for one who do self-study what are the must-read books for geography optional? preparing for 2021

Khullar, Savindra Singh and Majid HUssain ( For Human Geography and Prespectives )
That should do. 
keep the prep simple. Learn the concepts. Prepare your Base notes (i.e Something about every topic in the syllabus)

After this start writing answers to last 10 years of UPSC Papers. This will suffice your prep.

All the best. Refer to a few toppers strategies. Prajit Nair is given a good one. 

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Mahesh its unfortunate but the answer is yes, filling all the sheet matters.


The trick is to write 80-90 words per page. So if your handwriting is small. try to play with the spacing (Between words, lines and headings).

But all the toppers (Especially ours :) ) follow it.

Pls do. 

Keep practicing :)

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Good evening, sir.

I have a few subject related doubts.

1. Why do winds descend after orographic rainfall ?
2. How is loo caused in Indian monsoon ? Is it due to some local pressure gradient ?
3. Why are there less cyclones in the Arabian sea ?
 
Thank you.

1. They descend because, they were being pushed up by the mountains (ORO) and because that support ends they descend.
2. Loo is a dust storm not caused during monsoon but caused pre monsoon. Its caused in the Northwest region of India which is semi arid and this part getting intensely heated up during summer causing the dust storm.
3. Because of Several reasons: 1. Less temp that BOB 2. Higher number of Islands in BOB hence differential heating 3. Previous vortices from South China sea coming to BOB

Sir, for one who do self-study what are the must-read books for geography optional? preparing for 2021

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Sudeep
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Take up the tests only if the Base Notes are ready. So that you can keep revising and writing tests. 
If you have not done the Base notes dont take up any tests, do the base notes first.

Try to give atleast 2 months exclusively for Prelims as well.

Plan accordingly. All the best.

Thank you sir for valuable guidance




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