Appropriate time when to start preparation for the UPSC Civil Services Exam
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As you want to get the appropriate time when to start preparation for the UPSC Civil Services Exam so here it is for you:
A candidate must be either :
a citizen of India, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a subject of Bhutan, or
a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Candidates must have attained the minimum age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 30 years as on 1st August of the year of examination.
Minimum Educational Qualifications:
Candidates must have passed graduation from any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India
Number of Attempts:
SC and ST: No Limit
Preliminary IAS (General Studies)
History books of Classes XI and XII NCERT
Freedom Struggle (NET) Bipin Chandra
World Geography including Indian Geography Good books
Principles of Geography (Class XII-Part I, II)
General Geography of India (Class XII) Part I NCERT
Geography of India Resources and Regional Development Part II (Class XII) NCERT
Physical Geography Leong
Indian Polity Good book
Introduction to Indian Constitution D.D. Basu Related
Evolution of Indian Economy NCERT
Indian Economy Dutt and Sundharam.
Indian Economy Mishra and Puri
NCERT books on Science.
Science and Technology supplements in the Newspapers and magazines.
Current Events of National and International importance
One major National Daily Either The Times of India or The Hindu.
Newsweeklies like India Today or/and Outlook
Current Events Spectrum
General Mental Ability
No special preparation is required in this area. But some practice may be done from any exercise books or quantitative aptitude. In fact, an intelligent calculation is the basic requirement for this topic.
Main (General Studies)
History of Modern India
Indias struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra and others.
Modern India NCERT.
Freedom Struggle (NBT) Bipan Chandra
Modern India IGNOU
Note: -If one is hard pressed for time, he/she may skip the Modern India and Freedom Struggle.
Art and Culture portions of history books and Gazetteer of India.
Culture Chapter (s) in the India Year Book.
Encyclopaedia of Indian Culture. A good library invariably has more than one encyclopaedia on Indian Art and Culture selected notes may be taken from it.
Books on culture / cultural topics brought out by Publications Division of Ministry of Information and broadcasting and National Book Trust.
At least one major national newspaper either The Times of India or The Hindu
Newsweeklies like India Today or/and Outlook
Current Affairs and News Analysis of BBC.
Current events Spectrum
Book on Statistics (Class XI) NCERT
Indian Polity and Constitution
Introduction to the Constitution of India D.D. Basu.
Our Parliament S.C. Kashyap
Indian Geography and Economy
Indian Geography (Class XI and XII) NCERT
Indian Economy Dutt and Sundharam/Mishra and Puri
The editorial page of the Economic Times.
Science and Technology
Science and Technology section of the Wednesday edition of the newspaper The Hindu.
Science and Technology Published by the Spectrum.
Yozna contains science and environment related topics.
1. Indian History India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra; NCERT Books ( XI & XII )
2. Geography Spectrum
3. Indian Polity Constitution of India by Bakshi
4. Indian Economy Plus One, Plus Two Books, Pratiyogita Darpan
5. General Science Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide
6. Mental Ability Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal
7. Current Affairs Some magazines and Newspapers
i. The Hindu/The Times of India
iii. Civil Service Chronicle
v. Competition WIZARD
vi. Civil Services Today
1. Tata Mc Graw Hill
Books on Indian History & Culture:
NCERT (+ 2 level): Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India.
Publication Division : Gazetteer of India (Vol 2 : History & Culture)
Gandhi Nehru Tagore & Ambedkar : Gopal Krishna
Bipin Chandra Modern India
A.C.Banerjee History of Modern India Raghavan Aiyer : Mahatma Gandhi
Books on Geography:
NCERT : Physical Geography of India for X XII Std
A Good School Atlas
Sharma & Cotinho : Economic and Commercial Geography of India.
Khullar : India- A Comprehnsive Geography
Charles Farro : General Principles of World Geography
Charles Farro : Monsoon Asia Reports published by Centre for Science and Enviornment And Tata Energy Research Institute
National journal Kurukshetra, Yojana etc.
Down to earth
Books on Indian Economy:
NCERT (+1 level) : Evolution of Indian Economy(I C Dhingra).
Mishra & Puri or Dutt & Sundaram Indian Economy
The Economic Times,Business Standard
Books on Social and National Issues :
Social Problem Ram Ahuja
Social Welfare Magazine Published by ministry of social welfare
Books on Indian Polity:
NCERT (+1 level) : Indian Political System
N.L. Madan : Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha
D.D. Basu: Indian Constitution
Kashyap: Constitution of India
Publication Division : Subhash C. Kashyap : Our Parliament
P.M. Bakshi: Indian Constitution
Our Constitution : Subhash C. kashyap
Perspective on Constitution : S.C. Kashyap
Books on Science & Technology:
NCERT : (10 level) : Science, (+2 level) : Biology.
Popular Science Series (CSIR)
Reports Of the Ministry of Science and Technology Yojana
Science and Technology in India Spectrum
Books on Statistics:
(NCERT +1 level) Elementary Statistics
S.C.Gupta : Statistical Methods
Books on India and the World :
Journal of peace Studies
South Asian Journal
Other Books for General Studies:
1. India Year Book latest
2. One competitive Magazine
3. Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Unique For General Reference 4. The Pearson General Studies Manual
According to me you must start preparing for the UPSC Civil Services Exam one year before the exam with all the above mentioned books
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