Monday, June 14, 2010

Resource for Essay, Psychology & Geography

Chapterwise - List of Important Topics for Psychology & Geography

I went through previous 15-20 year question papers & selected list of topics from every chapter (for both Geography & Psychology). I used to cover only these topics. Anything not mentioned in the pdf files was left by me. I never left an entire chapter....used to leave topics chapterwise. Now it might seem that using this strategy one has to cover every chapter but with the unpredictable pattern of UPSC which is in vogue, it make sense to cover at least 80 % of the syllabus. For example in psychology Paper I in 2009 mains, 2 questions looked almost out of syllabus (Sperling's technique, Bernoulli Sequence). Similar was the case of geography where in Paper I, question 1 had no internal choice & had relatively tough sub questions (LC King & Second cycle of erosion). Therefore it is suggested that aspirants do an exhaustive study.


Download Insturctions:
  1. Click on the link or paste the link in your browser
  2. Once you reach rapidshare page, Click on the tab "Free User"
  3. On the next page, you click on download & the download begins (you might have to wait for a couple of seconds in some case)

Important Topics in Psychology

http://rapidshare.com/files/398856353/Chapterwise_Important_Topics_in_Psychology.pdf


Important Topics in Geography
http://rapidshare.com/files/398856354/Chapterwise_Important_Topics_in_Geography.pdf


Resource for Essay (Basically quotations & select vocabulary)

Regarding Essay I felt that common topic doesn't fetch much marks (I know I am generalizing here but thats my take). For e.g. Essay on health topic last year was attempted by many but few could cross 100...On the other hand essay on "Good Fences make good neighbour" fetched good score in general. If I was to take the exam once again, I would have selected the most esoteric of the essay topics despite my limitations in terms of knowledge (Again a personal approach....I don't consider myself any authority in this domain....Just managed 104 this year; 115 & 110 in second & first attempt respectively). In my opinion one should write on a topic on which one expects the least number of people to write.

http://rapidshare.com/files/398856355/Strategy___Content_for_Essay_Paper.pdf

Good Luck!!

50 comments:

  1. gr8 sir,thanks once again,what u r doing this days,r u in rajasthan or in academy.i have heard about floods in jodhpur and jaisalmer region,is the situation is in control now.

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  2. Its a very good article in fact. The view regarding the essays is mostly score fetching...

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  3. Thanks for letting us know your approach towards Essay paper,sir it's always fruitfull to see your blog....thanks again for your guidance..god bless you.

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  4. thanQ very much sir
    deffinately ur effort is rememberable

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  5. Thank u Sir,
    if u have Psycho notes den pls upload it.

    Thanx in Advance..

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  6. sir, i went through all of your posts...but could not find any pointers for preparing for general studies...plz could u write up a detailed post how to prepare for it...it would be very useful for beginners like me..thanks

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  7. i cant download it from rapidshare

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  8. Thanks everyone.

    @Rohit..Sorry for the late reply.....Was travelling in Uttarakhand. Situtation is obviously in control now.

    @Nilesh....Psycho notes of Mukul Pathak are in 2000 pages atleast.....No soft copy available.....If you can scan them for me, I can definitely take the trouble to upload them....lol.....Jokes apart, Just get the xerox from the addresses I have mentioned elsewhere in the blog.

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  9. @Rajesh....You have not checked the entire blog....GS is very well covered.

    @Ormakal.....The file has been downloaded more than 500 times.....I've also mentioned the instructions...Try downloading once more probably using a different browser.

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  10. Hi Ghanshyam,

    Really a philinthropic kind of work, thnx a lot for this.........

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  11. hello sir
    myself sonal.I have opted for psychology as my 2nd optional.sir I belong to middle class family so its not possible for me to do coaching.as i heard from most of the students that you cn't completely relied on mukal pathak's notes as he is adding more stuff every year.Sir I m new in this field so want your suggestion very soon because months are simply slipping out of my hands.
    thnx

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  12. Hi Gyanshyam,

    Great Work!!! Thanks for the same.

    Kindly suggest what should I do for maps? Is "Map Entries" by Majid Hussain sufficient?

    Thanks in advance.

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  13. Hi Gyanshyam,
    Congrats on ur success. Thanks for being so helpful 2 us. Though I have appeared in mains twice with geography as my 1st optional m scoring has been not up 2 d mark... ur suggestions r so valuable ... but then it would b g8 indeed if u can post ur model answer 4 us 2 inculcate the art of presentation.

    thanks n regards
    Ramakrishna.L

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  14. HELLO SIR, MY OPTIONAL IS GEOGRAPHY,KINDLY TELL ME WHICH ARE THE FACTORS CONTROLLING THE LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT, AS THEIR ARE TERMINOLOGIES LIKE CONTROLLING, AFFECTING, FACILITATING ETC. KINDLY TELL ME IT IS SAME OR DIFF. ALSO GUIDE ME HOW I CAN GET THE NOTES OF GEOG. FOR REF FROM DEHLI BASED CLASS?WHICH CLASS NOTES SHALL I OPT FOR, & MOST IMP. HOW MUCH IT WILL COST.KINDLY HELP ME SIR!

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  15. hello sir
    please tell
    1-in recent views on mountain building, whose views need to b covered, please name them.
    2-in slope dev also, whose views to be covered along with King (not given in savindra singh, so facing problem)
    3- please name the cultural regions u mentioned in exam. (searching on internet but not getting proper knowledge)

    so nice of u for the help in advance!

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  16. HELLO SIR
    one more query
    this year LOCATION IN RESPECT OF +/-GMT was asked, is it simply location on either side of prime meridian or something else, please make it clear giving example.......say delhi, new york.

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  17. Congrates and Thanks for such a philanthropist gesture ,Mr Thori !!
    I could nt locate the resources/books in geography and the strategy related posts in the blog .Anyone who gas gone through it ,kindly help me with this and I request Mr Thori to plzz share some valuable tips on gepgraphy mains

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  18. Heyy..thank u sooo much for all the help..ur posts r not just kind gestures...they're way beyond it...i have visited some blogs by other successful candidates n they're not so very willing to share their notes or anything the way u do..that makes u outstanding!!u happen to be completely different from the rest..ur efforts to help others be successful in their attempts is just amazing!
    thank u.. n god bless.. :)

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  19. Hi. I am not able to download from the link given. Please help me out. Thanks.

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  20. Hi. I am not able to download from the link given. Please help me out. Thanks.

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  21. Hi. I am not able to download from the link given. Please help me out. Thanks.

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  22. Give some good tips for Map pointing..where we need to write the names, scale,symbols and description..e.t.c

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  23. Thanks a lot. I want to select Psychology as one of my optional subject. Can you please tell me what are the Advantages & disadvantages of selecting Psychology as option for Civils Mains. (as many people suggest Public administration instead of Psychology). Can you please clarify this.

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  24. Hello Sir,

    not able to download from the link given.
    please help me out.
    linsekolls05@gmail.com
    GEOGRAPHY AND ESSAY

    Regards
    LINSE K

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