It was named Ganga Singh medal and well I got all the Ganga cleaning questions in the interview 😀 Don’t know if that was the link though !
)These perceptions about easy scoring , high scoring etc can change any year for instance the 2013 paper had certain bouncer questions .
At times they take out very relevant articles for geography optional like recently livemint had an article series on water crisis of India which I found very useful . In my first attempt I was just reliant of coaching notes for I hardly had time apart from coaching between May 2013 when I passed out and December 2013 when I first appeared . This time around it increased to about 25-30 diagrams in total . I drew the diagram on the right side and left side was used for practice later .Magazines : Kurukshetra ( Agri issues ) , Geography and You , Terra Green , The Hindu Environment Survey For instance a topic like food security .Apart from issues of lack of access to food and water , how climate change is affecting productivity of crops , how shift of cropping patterns away from pulses is affecting nutrition security , how poor and tribals are disproportionately affected in various parts of our country ( draw a map ) and solutions like biofortication , social forestry etc can be looked into . I for instance have not read the book by Khullar but managed to get 138 in paper 2 so my strategy worked there .However my lack of thorough knowledge of Savindra Singh and other standard books cost me in paper 1 where I scored just 120 and I think could have performed much better had I prepared the part A from standard books .