Geography: How to Solve a Toposheet for ICSE Board Exam: Full Course | Helpline for ICSE Students (Class 10) @icsehelpline101

ICSE Geography: How to Solve Topographical Maps: Full Course

On a reader’s request, here is a website written by Saurav KrishnanΒ that gives the basics to solving a topography map as required for the ICSE Geography Board Exam. Β It also has solved questions and answers, which will be helpful for learning ICSE Class 10 Topography. Please go through it!


You will definitely find it easier to solve a toposheet after reading the following posts:


Chapter 1 – Fundamentals of Maps

Chapter 2 – Profiles Of Survey Maps 45/D7 and 45/D10

Chapter 3 – Interpretation of Topographical Maps

Interpreting Toposheets – 1

Interpreting Toposheets -2

Revision – Important Toposheet Definitions

Indian Topographic Maps (out of syllabus)

Some Common Questions Based On Toposheets


I apologize to the reader who requested this for taking so long. I hope you find this useful! Thank you for your patience, and keep visiting! πŸ™‚



Also see other key resources to help you learn and prepare for the topography section of the ICSE Geography Board Exam:

ICSE Geography: How to Solve Topographical Maps: Symbols and their Importance (NOTES)

ICSE Geography: How to Interpret a Toposheet (Including Solved Practice Exercises)

ICSE Geography: Solved Topography Maps from Previous Years’ Board Papers


59 thoughts on “ICSE Geography: How to Solve Topographical Maps: Full Course

    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hey Avanish,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

      Yes, they above are third-party links and may not be updated as per the latest syllabus. However, they can help readers find and solve particular queries in topography maps, e.g. how to figure out the grid reference, etc.

      Hope you find other resources here more suited to your learning preferences! Keep visiting! πŸ™‚


    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Hema,

      For ICSE Notes on Chemistry, please go through the material we have posted on the site. You will easily find it by following the below instructions:

      On the desktop version, please search for “Chemistry” in the search tab or click on Chemistry under the “Categories/Subjects” drop down menu available on the right side of the page.

      Hope this helps. Let us know if you have further questions. Keep visiting!


  1. Deepika says:

    Can u please help me find on which bank of Sukli Nadi lies the settlement ‘butri’!! The survey map is the latest ICSE 2017 paper!


  2. Shamim Tanwar says:

    I even wanted some tips for history subject as the portion is too vast and this is the only subject in which i haven’t completed all the chapters yet. I have only last 20 days left for my history paper please can u give me some advice on how to study history.i am in 10 class ICSE.


    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Shamim,

      Cultivate an interest in the subject and keep underlining as you read the textbook or go through the notes. Keep revising, and solve short and long answer solved questions from any reference book. Keep revising. Have faith in your hard work. You will do great!

      Thanks for stopping by. All the best for your exams!


  3. Shamim Tanwar says:

    this was truly very helpful thank you so much for these notes on topography i was finding it very difficult but now i can do it. I have problem in climate chapter i wish if u could help me out i can not understand the chapter…once again thank you for making topography so easy to understand.

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    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi Shamim,

      Glad you found this helpful! We hope you went through the notes on the Climate chapter which we have uploaded on the blog. Thank you for your positive feedback, and good luck for your exams! πŸ™‚


  4. Pranav says:

    This is great. But please could u explain how to identify contours. Like hills,passes spurs etc. I find that extremely hard to identify. Thanks πŸ˜‰


  5. Veena Guru says:

    This was really helpful, thank you.
    Can you help with any tips Commercial Applications for 10th ICSE too? And 2nd language Hindi also. The syllabus has changed for 2nd language Hindi this year and there is no way to even check through previous years paper for it. It would be helpful if you provide guiding for these subjects through links or suggest a guide book for the same.
    Thank you.


    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi there,

      Glad we could help!

      We shall look into the same for Commercial Applications. If you are aware of any seniors or teachers who can contribute to the blog with their notes, do suggest our blog to them and encourage them to share their insights. It would be of much help to us as well as fellow students like you.

      As for Hindi, we have published a new post recently which shall be of help to you:

      Do check it out and let us know if it helps.

      If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you for stopping by! Spread the word, and do keep visiting. πŸ™‚


  6. Shaarika says:

    this is truly magical……. now i find topography easy nd interesting
    thank u so much …….if it isnt much of a problem, can u pls recommend some gud reference books for 10…. once again thank you

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  7. tania kheria says:

    Just great….ur notes r really really nice….i wish i had studied fr my icse…but unfortuntly its over….i was searching somethng which would help my sister in topography nd finally i found this..she will be much guided by this..thanku..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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    • ICSE Helper says:


      Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this wonderful comment! It made our day. πŸ˜„ Though, we are sad that you didn’t find us in time for your own exams! However, we hope our blog helps your sister.

      Thank you, once again. Much appreciated!

      Keep visiting. πŸ˜ƒ


    • ICSE Helper says:


      Hi there! Thanks for stopping by.

      We’re glad you found this blog useful. πŸ™‚ Do spread the word among fellow students who may need a helping hand!

      Thanks again, and stay connected. πŸ™‚


  8. Utkarsh says:

    Hi sir I am a student of class 10 th this year I will give my board exams I have completed all the chapters but I still feel under prepare now what to do there is still one month left.


    • ICSE Helper says:


      Hi there! First off, please don’t call me “sir.” πŸ™‚

      As for your preparation, I’m assuming you are referring to all subjects. Now that you have completed the entire syllabus, start going through past years’ question papers. I would recommend that you solve only papers of subjects such as Mathematics and for the rest, especially theory papers, merely going through the questions and then answering them in your mind will be enough.
      However, if you feel that you require writing practice and if you need to improve your time management while writing exams, then I would recommend that you set a time limit and write past years’ question papers as if you were writing your actual final exam.

      Another thing I would suggest is for you to revise:

      * grammar (especially in Hindi or other regional languages, if you have opted for the same)
      * Math formulae (if you haven’t made a list of your own, you may refer to them as given here:
      * important equations in Chemistry
      * important formulae in Physics
      * names of authors/poets in English
      * important diagrams in Biology
      (you may refer to them here:
      * important dates in History and Civics
      (you can find a list for the same here:
      * maps of India
      (as given here:
      * important questions in topography
      (you will find various posts on the same if you search for “topography” in the Search bar on the right and bottom right of the blog page)
      * important “Name the Following” questions in Geography
      (for example, places where certain mineral ores are found:

      By going through the above intricacies in every subject, you will be able to brush up your preparation and make sure you haven’t left out anything. This is of course, keeping in mind that you have already prepared the overall concepts of each chapter. Also, besides going through questions papers, you can check out the Pupils’ Analysis PDFs given on the CISCE website, which offer suggested answers for the previous year’s exam papers.

      Hope this helped! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Thanks for stopping by! Keep visiting. πŸ™‚


    • ICSE Helper says:

      Hi there!

      Thank you for visiting! We’re glad you found these notes useful. Credits go to the author who put in his hard work to compile these notes. All the same, we are delighted to hear that you are studying by yourself and that we could play a small part in helping you solve your doubts.

      Keep visiting! Good luck. πŸ™‚


  9. saurav krishnan says:

    Hi there …am the admin of the site u have referred here ..Being myself a student…… i knew to what lengths one will go to study these topsheets.. thats y i collected all the info from various sources from which i studied an statred a blog an u r blog will also be a huge encouragment to others …….. but i do hope that u would give due credits to the orginal holders of these projects πŸ™‚


    • ICSE Helper says:


      I am really sorry if I have hurt you by not mentioning the name of the website. I was not aware who wrote the blog and hence gave a direct link to the website instead. Now that I know who you are though, I will definitely include your name in the above post and give due credit. Thank you for your generous feedback and the hard work that you did in writing these informative notes! Much appreciated. πŸ™‚


  10. siddhartha says:



    • ICSE Helper says:


      First off, please don’t call me ‘sir’. πŸ˜›
      I’m glad that this blog could help you and it’s good to know that your English paper went well. πŸ™‚
      I will definitely post last-minute tips before every exam and there is absolutely no need for you to worry about your Math exam. If you have been practicing throughout the year, you will score well. Keep on practicing math and make sure you remember all the formulae. Stay strong and don’t give up! Good luck for your exams! πŸ™‚

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