In this article, You will know the Best Geography Optional Books for UPSC recommended by Toppers (such as Saumya Pandey, Pratham Kaushik, Junaid Ahmed, and Ira Singhal).

Geography Optional is the most popular and opted optional subject in the UPSC Mains exam. Geography Optional assumes great significance in both Prelims and Mains examination of the UPSC IAS Exam. If the approach to the subject is right, this is the most scoring optional that also helps in general studies paper. Many candidates have cracked the UPSC Mains examination by opting Geography as their Optional Subject.

Geography Optional Books (Basic booklist)

Here, I have divided the complete Geography Optional Booklist into two-part i.e. for Paper 1 and Paper 2. In Geography Optional, Before reading the standard reference books, You have to read some basic books for your strong foundation, So first of all Let’s see the Basic Booklist of Geography Optional for UPSC.

Question Papers
Made Simple Series by Rupa Publication – Vol-I & II
  1. Physical Geography
  2. Economic and Social Geography
Certificate Physical and Human geography

Geography Optional Booklist (Reference Books)

After reading the basic books, You have to read the Standard Reference Books of Geography Optional.

Geography Optional Books for Paper 1(Physical Geography)

Geography Optional Books for Paper 1(Human Geography)

Geography Optional Books for Paper 2(Indian Geography)