Why Apti Plus Academy Is The Best Choice For Geography Optional Coaching In Kolkata And Bhubaneswar ?


Are you aiming to clock a 300+ score in Mains optional?

Give your dream the right direction by choosing ‘Apti Plus Academy’s Optional Foundation Courses’- the course that Toppers chose.

Aptiplus is a pioneer institute in the field of coaching for UPSC: the best UPSC CSE coaching in Kolkata and best IAS coaching in Bhubaneswar, providing the best UPSC Mains Test Series and the best UPSC Prelims Test Series, coupled with the best online platform for CSE preparation/ best website for Civil Services Preparation, IASGYAN.

Optional Subject: GEOGRAPHY

Starting Date: 1st week of September

Course Duration: 3-4 months

Price: INR 35400


  • With the profound experience of teaching in top IAS Academy and known for unique pedagogy of approaching UPSC exam preparation, the teacher has been benefitting UPSC CSE aspirants in Geography.
  • The teacher specializes in delivering precise exam-oriented knowledge content to students.


  • Revolutionalised scientific teaching methodology and specially curated 360-degree exam-oriented classes
  • Students live the concepts under the expert guidance of India’s most adroit faculty
  • Comprehensively updated study materials
  • Extensive Answer Writing and Marking Pattern Discussion.
  • Personalized attention and One-to-one Feedback
  • High-Quality Mock Tests


In UPSC CSE, candidates have to choose one optional subject for the Main Examination. Apti Plus (the best UPSC CSE coaching in Kolkata and best IAS coaching in Bhubaneswar, best OPSC OAS coaching in Odisha, and the best UPSC coaching in Odisha provide the best UPSC Mains Test Series and the best UPSC Prelims Test Series, coupled with the best online platform for CSE preparation/ best website for Civil Services Preparation, IASGYAN)offers such subjects which have maximum syllabus overlap/connection and strategic relevance with the compulsory papers of General Studies. These courses are meticulously designed to ensure content differentiation, score enhancement, and completeness of coverage.

The courses have been specially designed in such a way that any aspirant without prior background in the subject can easily understand it. A goal-oriented methodology is adopted which is not only intensive and interactive and transcends typical teacher-student relationships but at the same time ensures detailed-analytical study of the subject in a comprehensive and time-bound manner.

A holistic approach is emphasized which not only connects different units of one paper but also connects both papers. Further, there is a high focus on linking the dynamic and static parts which helps the aspirant tackle any contemporary question. Classroom lectures also include discussions on the approach to answer writing, how to maximize the score, strategies to be adopted for the exam, and previous years' questions discussion.

  • The academy has a highly qualified and most experienced faculties faculty fraternity that teaches in the best coaching institutes in Delhi.
  • Comprehensive, exam-oriented, and updated study material is provided to the students. This study material is derived from multiple relevant sources and specially curated by the expert faculty according to the demands of the exam. Further, teachers are always available for any doubts and discussions to even after the completion of the course.
  • The courses are aided by regular tests and practice assignments to not only check conceptual clarity, and revise but also to improve answer writing capability.

Why You Should Join This Programme?

  • Makes you feel like you are inside Apti Plus’s classroom.
  • A systematic approach to syllabus completion via the class plan
  • Targeted to crack the exam in? first attempt



  • Information-static and dynamic
  • Application of information
  • Opportunity to watch pre-recorded videos as many times
  • Highly qualified and most experienced faculty fraternity who teach in the best coaching institutes of India.
  • Courses are designed to help candidates even without a prior background in the subject.
  • Detailed-analytical study of the subject with respect to UPSC syllabus & previous years’ questions will be completed in a comprehensive and time bound manner.


  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Personal mentorship under India’s top educators.
  • Weekly live doubt clearing sessions
  • Prompt grievance redressal mechanism

Test and feedback:

  • The online lecture will be followed by an MCQ discussion for Prelims & Subjective Question discussion for Mains.
  • Mains Test Series
  • Prompt grievance redressal mechanism.
  • Periodic assignments and tests will be given to check concept clarity and do revisions of the topics covered. Answer Writing will focus on improving answer writing capability. 


  • Comprehensive- updated study material will be provided to the students on a regular basis.

And a host of other resources through Apti Plus’s LMS!!!


  • Know your syllabus thoroughly. Before you start with your preparation for CSE, read the syllabus many times to comprehend the demand of the examination.
  • Your own strategy is the right strategy.
  • Reading NCERT textbooks thoroughly is of utmost importance to crack this examination.
  • The key is revision.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Guidance of Apti Plus acts like the lighthouses of the seashore.
  • CSE preparation needs a planned approach that is systematic & well designed and Apti Plus is too good at its execution.
  • Provides aspirants with exam-oriented study materials and the direction of what to read.
  • Instills competitive and fighting spirit, dedication, and motivation for success
  • The very ecosystem of Apti Plus is enabling in the sense that it develops one’s cognitive skills
  • Covering Syllabus in Time Bound Manner
  • Continued Guidance: The ‘X’ Factor for Preparation
  • Broadening the scope of Improvement
  • The Edge called Psychological Advantage

It is a result of the able guidance of distinguished faculty members and meticulously designed courses that APTI PLUS Academy (the best UPSC CSE coaching in Kolkata and best IAS coaching in Bhubaneswar, best OPSC OAS coaching in Odisha and the best UPSC coaching in Odisha provides the best UPSC Mains Test Series and the best UPSC Prelims Test Series, coupled with the best online platform for CSE preparation/ best website for Civil Services Preparation, IASGYAN)holds a tremendous record of successful candidates from this optional course in the past many years continuously.


Subject Name Book List
Geography Paper I
  • Physical Geography – Majid Hussain/ Savindra Singh
  • Modern Physical Geography – Strahler and Strahler (Optional)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
  • Physical Geography Made Simple – Rupa Publication
  • Dictionary of Physical Geography – Penguin
  • Evolution of Geographical Thought – Majid Hussain
  • Economic and Social Geography Made Simple – Rupa Publication
  • Models in Geography – Majid Hussain
  • Dictionary of Human Geography
  • Oxford Student Atlas
Geography Paper II
  • India – A Comprehensive Geography – Khullar
  • Regional Planning in India – Mahesh Chand
  • India Year Book – Publication Division
  • Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazines

 Debunking the Myths:

Myth: best optional is the one which is most trending/ popular/ highest success percentage…

Reality: UPSC never favors one optional over the other. Moreover the trend changes every year. At the end it all boils down to one’s hard work.

best optional is the one which is chosen by very few people…

Reality: it is incorrect to believe that if an optional has 500 students then it is difficult to score marks, and it is easy to score if it has only 10 odd students. Often, it is seen that out of those 500, 50 may be selected and none out of the 10. It ultimately depends on your performance. BUT ONE HAS TO KEEP IN MIND THAT IF THERE ARE MORE STUDENTS CLEARLY, YOU HAVE TO OUTCLASS ALL OF THEM TO PERFORM BETTER!!!

Going with the flow-my friend has chosen, rank 1 has chosen, my coaching institute has asked…

Reality: Remember optional subject is like love marriage. You have to love it. Arranged marriage doesn’t work here!

Myth: choosing the optional which is the most scoring…

Reality: usually the technical subjects are most scoring. BUT should an aspirant of commerce background take an optional of physics or math?? Moreover, some of these optional require a dedicated time frame of more than 1 year!!! Also, there is no standard that every year that optional subject will be high scoring.

choosing the optional which is your graduation subject…

Reality: Just because one is graduate in civil engineering doesn’t mean he/she has interest in that subject or has attained perfection. The syllabus of UPSC and the syllabus of graduation may match 60 to 70%. If one is interested in that subject and comfortable with UPSC syllabus then they should definitely choose that optional. But never choose the optional subject ONLY because you did it in graduation.