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CIVIL SERVICES EXAM (CSE)

The Civil Services Examination offers the widest range of jobs in our country and is
conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). There are about twenty-three
(23) services offered through this single examination.

Some of the top services offered are the two All India Services, viz., the Indian Administrative
Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) along with the other central services, viz.,
Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) etc. Due to the importance and
nature of such civil/public service jobs, UPSC takes utmost care in selecting the right people.

The candidates are put through three kinds of testing to measure their administrative
potential; and ensure that the persons selected have the following;

A wide range of general awareness


Analytical ability and content retention capacity, and
Strength of character and a cheerful mental disposition even under stressful
conditions

The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages:

I. Civil Services Preliminary Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection of


candidates for Main Examination; and
II. Civil Services Main Examination (Written Test and Interview) for the selection of
candidates for the various services and posts

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice
questions there are four alternatives for the answer to every question) and carry a
maximum of 400 marks.
Paper I is a paper on General Studies 200 marks
Paper II is a paper on Aptitude Test- 200 marks

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only and the marks
obtained by the successful candidates (who are declared qualified for admission to the Main
Examination) will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of
candidates admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total
approximate number of vacancies (across all services and posts) to be filled in the year
through this examination.

Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the
Preliminary Examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of
that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

The Main Examination (a written test) will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay
type of the following nature:
A. 2 papers of Non-Ranking type (the marks obtained by candidates in these papers
will not be counted for determining the final order of merit).
The two papers of non-ranking type will include:
Paper A : one paper of an Indian language to be selected by the candidate out of
languages included in the Eighth Scheduled to the Constitution (refer to NOTE IX in this
section), and
Paper B : the second paper of English, which is a compulsory language paper.
Note: Both these papers will be 300 marks each and will be of a very simple nature (of
matriculation or equivalent standard) and, in a way, will mentally prepare the candidate for
writing the subsequent examination.
B. 7 papers of Ranking type (marks obtained in these papers will be counted for
merit). The seven papers of ranking type will be:
Paper I Essay 250 marks
Four (4) papers of General Studies in the following manner:
Paper II: General Studies I on Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the
World and Society 250 marks
Paper III: General Studies II on Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and
International relations 250 marks
Paper IV: General Studies III on Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity,
Environment, Security and Disaster Management 250 marks
Paper V: General Studies IV on Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude 250 marks
Paper VI & Paper VII: Two (2) papers in any one optional subject (candidates may choose
any one optional subject from amongst the UPSCs list of optional subjects in the Mains
Examination) 250 marks each
For the optional papers in the Main Examination, UPSC has a list of about twenty-six subjects out
of which any one subject has to be selected by the candidate.

Candidates, who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main
Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by
them for an Interview or a Personality Test. The number of candidates to be summoned for
interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled

The Interview (the final leg of the examination) will carry 275 marks with no minimum
qualifying marks. Marks, thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination, (written
part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking.
Candidates will be allotted to the various services and posts keeping in view their Ranks in
the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the services and posts.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination Syllabus

The Civil Services Main examination is designed to test the academic talent of the aspirant, also his/her
ability to present his/ her knowledge in a clear and coherent manner. The main Examination is intended to
assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range
of their information and memory.

Revised UPSC Exam Pattern 2016

The UPSC has revised the pattern of Civil Services Main examination from 2016.
Now there are 7 + 2 = 9 papers to be answered in the main examination. All of them are of descriptive type.
There are two qualifying papers 1) any modern Indian language 2) English are of 300 marks each. Their
marks will not be counted in the main examination.

The candidate is allowed to use any one language from the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution or English
as the medium of writing the examination.

According to the new pattern there are "FOUR" General Studies paper each comprising of 250 Marks with
a total of 1000 Marks. The scope of the syllabus of General Studies is of degree level.

There is only "ONE" optional subject to choose from the list of subjects. It comprises of two papers each of
300 marks. So the total of optional paper is 600 marks. Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an
optional subject "without the conditionality of having to do his/her graduation in that language's literature.
The scope of the syllabus of optional paper is higher than the bachelor's degree but lower than the master's
level.

Interview/Personality Test is of 275 Marks. Candidate can give preference of the language in which they
may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.

The total mark of the written examination is 1750 Marks.

The Interview/Personality Test will be of 275 marks.

The Grand Total 2025 Marks

Summary of the Latest Pattern of Civil Services (Mains) Examination

Paper - A
Language -300 Marks
Candidate can take any Modern Indian language but this paper is of
qualifying nature

Paper - B
English -300 Marks

This paper is of qualifying nature

Paper - I
Essay - 250 Marks

Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate's choice


Paper-II
General Studies-I 250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture,
History and Geography of the World and Society)

Paper-III
General Studies -II: 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International
relations)

Paper-IV
General Studies -III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment,
Security and Disaster Management)

Paper-V
General Studies -IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Marks carried by General Studies was 4X 250=1000

Paper-VI
Optional Subject - Paper 1 -250 Marks

Paper-VII
Optional Subject - Paper II -250 Marks

Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject


"without the conditionality of having to do his/her graduation in that
language's literature.

Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks

Marks of English and Language will not be counted so total marks for
Written exam will be 1750 Marks Only

Interview/Personality Test - 275 marks

Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may


like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the
translators.

Grand Total 2025 Marks

A candidate is allowed to use any one language from the Eighth


Schedule of the Constitution or English as the medium of writing
the examination.

Civil Services Mains Exam 2016 Syllabus

The written examination will consist of the following papers:

Paper A - Modern Indian language 300 Marks - Qualifying nature - Marks not counted - Passing mandatory-

(i) Comprehension of given passages.

(ii) Precis Writing

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.

(iv) Short Essay

(v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa.

Note 1: The Papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and
will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.

Note 2 : The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the
respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).

Paper B - English -300 marks - Qualifying nature - Marks not counted- Passing mandatory

The aim of the paper is to test the candidates' ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and
to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian Language concerned.

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:-

(i) Comprehension of given passages

(ii) Precis Writing

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary

(iv) Short Essay.


Paper-I

Essay - 250 Marks - To be written in the medium or language of the candidate's choice - Candidates will be
required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to
keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely.
Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

Paper-II

General Studies-I 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and
Society)

Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to
modern times.

Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events,
personalities, issues

The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of
the country.

Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

History of the world will include events from 18 th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal
of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism,
socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental
issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

Effects of globalization on Indian society

Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

Salient features of world's physical geography.

Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent);
factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of
the world (including India)

Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies
and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Paper-III
General Studies -II: 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and
basic structure.

Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal
structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.

Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and
issues arising out of these.

Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of
the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.

Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
Bodies.

Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their
design and implementation.

Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and
associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance
of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and

Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education,
Human Resources.

Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models,


successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and
other measures.

Role of civil services in a democracy.

India and its neighborhood- relations.


Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests

Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.

Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.

PAPER-IV

General Studies -III 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security
and Disaster Management)

Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and
employment.

Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

Government Budgeting.

Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation
systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-
technology in the aid of farmers

Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System
objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology
missions;

economics of animal-rearing.

Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and
downstream requirements, supply chain management.

Land reforms in India.

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

Investment models.

Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of
Indians in science & technology;

indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues
relating to intellectual property rights.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

Disaster and disaster management.

Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites
in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention

Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Paper-V

General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

This paper will include questions to test the candidates' attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity,
probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in
dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The
following broad areas will be covered.

Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;
dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.

Human Values - lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of
family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and
political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity,
dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.

Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and
dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of
ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in
governance;

ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;
Information
sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct,
Citizen's

Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

Case Studies on above issues.

Paper-VI

Optional Subject - Paper I -250 Marks

Paper-VII

Optional Subject - Paper II -250 Marks

Candidates may choose any ONE optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given below.

Interview/Personality Test - 275 Marks


Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make
arrangement for the translators.

NOTE:

Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers EXCEPT PAPER A & B will be counted for merit ranking.
However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the
examination Aspirants can log on to UPSC's official website (www.upsc.gov.in) to see the detailed
notification.

Part B - Main Examination - Optional Subjects

o General Studies o Assamese Main Syllabus

o Essay o Bengali Main Syllabus

o English Qualifying o Chinese Main Syllabus

o Indian Languages o Dogri Main Syllabus

o Agriculture Main Syllabus o English Main Syllabus

o Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science o French Main Syllabus

o Botany Main Syllabus o German Main Syllabus


o Boda Main Syllabus o Gujarati Main Syllabus

o Chemistry Main Syllabus o Hindi Main Syllabus

o Civil Engineering Main Syllabus o Kannada Main Syllabus

o Commerce Main Syllabus o Kashmiri Main Syllabus

o Economics Main Syllabus o Konkani Main Syllabus

o Electrical Engineering Main Syllabus o Maithili Main Syllabus

o Geography Main Syllabus o Malayalam Main Syllabus

o Geology Main Syllabus o Manipuri Main Syllabus

o Indian History Main Syllabus o Marathi Main Syllabus

o Law Main Syllabus o Nepali Main Syllabus

o Mathematics Main Syllabus o Oriya Main Syllabus

o Mechanical Engineering Main Syllabus o Persian Main Syllabus

o Medical Science Main Syllabus o Punjabi Main Syllabus

o Philosophy Main Syllabus o Russian Main Syllabus

o Physics Main Syllabus o Sanskrit Main Syllabus

o Political Science Main Syllabus o Santali Main Syllabus

o Psychology Main Syllabus o Sindhi Main Syllabus

o Public Administration Main Syllabus o Tamil Main Syllabus

o Sociology Main Syllabus o Telugu Main Syllabus

o Statistics Main Syllabus o Urdu Main Syllabus

o Zoology Main Syllabus o Management Main Syllabus

o Anthropology Main Syllabus

o Arabic Main Syllabus


Your preparation plan for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) prelims should be ready by
now. If not, then plan it as per the tips given below and get sure shot success in civil services exam
2015.

1. Revise two times before exam: Plan your studies carefully. Adequate time should be kept for
revision. Both General Studies and Aptitude sections should be revised atleast twice, one week before
the exam.

2. Focus on ecology, environment, art and culture: A large number of questions come from
ecology, environment and art & culture. These areas should be prepared in detail from the best
available sources.

3. Solve mock test papers: Candidates should attend mock tests and solve previous year papers.
This will increase the accuracy and speed significantly. It also helps in picking out the most
appropriate option in the exam.

4. Get your basics clear: In the changed pattern, the stress is more on the concept clarity rather than
simply mugging up the data. The prelims-2015 is still six months away; candidates must devote good
time in understanding the basics.

5. Candidates from non-MBA and non-Engineering background should devote good time in
preparing for CSAT paper as it has more weightage and becomes a game-changer for clearing
preliminary round.

Candidates from MBA and Engineering background should not be careless about CSAT paper as
the CSAT paper is quite different in approach and content from the MBA exams.

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students (parents too) drop emails and comments to ClearIAS.com asking for guidance
and strategies for IAS exam so that they can start early. There is an expression in English
which says The early bird catches the worm. Early birds are persons who start their
actions much early than most others. There are advantages for early birds in all folks of
life, and the same is true with regard to UPSC Civil Services Exam (IAS exam) too. This
article is for those early birds who have enough time, say, more than 1 year for a long
term preparation for IAS exam.

Start early to save precious youth-years!

Considering the vast syllabus and limited time available at later stages of Civil Services
Exam, it is generally a good idea to start early. That doesnt mean that if a school student
aspires to become an IAS officer he should start with heavy-weight UPSC books right from
Standard 4! But an approach in tune with UPSC requirements will definitely help. A long
term approach might help to save precious youth-years of many candidates as they will
be better oriented and equipped when they actually wet their feet in UPSC waters.

But that doesnt mean that those who start late cant clear IAS
exam!

The post does not intend to say that those who start late cant clear this exam. Of
course, anybody, senior or junior, who has the will, quality and perseverance can clear
IAS exam. There is absolutely no doubt in that. What this article intends to say is that
there is an advantage for those who start early with proper orientation, provided they
keep the same vigor till the end. This post provides guidance for early starters; it might
help experienced candidates as well to gain a better insight about the exam
requirements.

Also read: Vikaspedia.in - The Wikipedia for IAS Aspirants!

How much time is needed for IAS preparation?

Just like Rome, an IAS officer is also not built in a day. The knowledge, analytical ability
and personality of the candidate developed within a span of around 20 years is tested in
this exam. Of course, the foundation can be polished to the tune of UPSC requirement in
last one year, but for building a strong foundation it requires long-term effort. If you have
built a strong foundation, the job is half done!

A naked, but motivating truth: If you have a good understanding of the subjects in your
school days (NCERT books) and have a habit of reading newspapers regularly, then you
are as good as most of the serious and senior players taking this exam! Check with all
those who cracked IAS, they might be late to start serious IAS preparations, but they all
would have been current-updated (decent newspaper reading habit) with strong base on
school subjects (NCERT texts).

I have enough time; What should be my strategy to Clear IAS in


first attempt?

Many articles have been written already covering the strategies and guidance during the
last 6 months 1 year before the IAS exam. For all queries like How to begin IAS
Preparation?, As a beginner how should I start Civil Services exam preparation, How
to manage IAS preparation during my graduation? etc. we have five suggestions.
The first thing to do Understand UPSC exam structure. You may refer articles

in this website ClearIAS.com. Go through UPSC Syllabus and previous question


papers of IAS Prelims and Mains so that you will get a clear idea about the areas from
which questions are normally asked.
The second thing to do make a newspaper reading a habit. (Reading The

Hindu/ The Indian Express is advised).


Third advice: Be thorough with your NCERT Books. (Priority: History, Geography,

Economy and Polity related NCERT texts). So what does that mean to school
students? Focus on your school texts! Its the basis. Be a good student. Think
and ponder over what is stated in your textbooks. Develop writing practice. Students
from science background may collect humanities textbooks (NCERT) and start
reading them whenever time permits. Links for downloading all NCERT books are
given in this website. You may check our NCERT based online mock test series with
negative marking for UPSC Prelims which can be attempted at the
url www.cleariasexam.com.
Fourth: If in a position to decide on the optional subject after analyzing UPSC

syllabus and previous question papers (applicable only to college going students and
pass outs), start to collect materials on the same. Try to finish optional subject first,
as this will definitely give you an edge.
Fifth: During leisure time, pick books related to India written by visionary

authors. A list of books for suggested reading is provided below, and these
are not specialized texts for Civil Service Exam. But reading these books will widen
your horizon and provide a clear picture on the past, present, and future of India. A
good understanding on the problems of India with their right solutions can be of
great help when you frame answers in Civil Services Mains General Studies and
Essay paper.

Also read: No proposal to reduce upper age limit for civil services
aspirants: Centre

Suggested Books for Beginners To Know India Better

Imagining India Nandan Nilekani

India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium APJ Abdul Kalam
Indias Struggle for Independence

India After Gandhi: R.Guha

Pax Indica: Shashi Tharoor


Magazines for Beginners (If you have time)

Yojana (Rs.10-20/issue available online and offline).

Kurukshetra (Rs.10-20/issue available online and offline).


Strategy and Books for Early Birds To Clear IAS Exam

Enroll now and get more than 50% discount on ClearIAS Prelims 2016 Test Series!

Strategy and Books for Beginners Clear IAS: Often college students and schools
students (parents too) drop emails and comments to ClearIAS.com asking for guidance
and strategies for IAS exam so that they can start early. There is an expression in English
which says The early bird catches the worm. Early birds are persons who start their
actions much early than most others. There are advantages for early birds in all folks of
life, and the same is true with regard to UPSC Civil Services Exam (IAS exam) too. This
article is for those early birds who have enough time, say, more than 1 year for a long
term preparation for IAS exam.

Start early to save precious youth-years!

Considering the vast syllabus and limited time available at later stages of Civil Services
Exam, it is generally a good idea to start early. That doesnt mean that if a school student
aspires to become an IAS officer he should start with heavy-weight UPSC books right from
Standard 4! But an approach in tune with UPSC requirements will definitely help. A long
term approach might help to save precious youth-years of many candidates as they will
be better oriented and equipped when they actually wet their feet in UPSC waters.

But that doesnt mean that those who start late cant clear IAS
exam!

The post does not intend to say that those who start late cant clear this exam. Of
course, anybody, senior or junior, who has the will, quality and perseverance can clear
IAS exam. There is absolutely no doubt in that. What this article intends to say is that
there is an advantage for those who start early with proper orientation, provided they
keep the same vigor till the end. This post provides guidance for early starters; it might
help experienced candidates as well to gain a better insight about the exam
requirements.

Also read: Vikaspedia.in - The Wikipedia for IAS Aspirants!

How much time is needed for IAS preparation?

Just like Rome, an IAS officer is also not built in a day. The knowledge, analytical ability
and personality of the candidate developed within a span of around 20 years is tested in
this exam. Of course, the foundation can be polished to the tune of UPSC requirement in
last one year, but for building a strong foundation it requires long-term effort. If you have
built a strong foundation, the job is half done!

A naked, but motivating truth: If you have a good understanding of the subjects in your
school days (NCERT books) and have a habit of reading newspapers regularly, then you
are as good as most of the serious and senior players taking this exam! Check with all
those who cracked IAS, they might be late to start serious IAS preparations, but they all
would have been current-updated (decent newspaper reading habit) with strong base on
school subjects (NCERT texts).

I have enough time; What should be my strategy to Clear IAS in


first attempt?

Many articles have been written already covering the strategies and guidance during the
last 6 months 1 year before the IAS exam. For all queries like How to begin IAS
Preparation?, As a beginner how should I start Civil Services exam preparation, How
to manage IAS preparation during my graduation? etc. we have five suggestions.
The first thing to do Understand UPSC exam structure. You may refer articles

in this website ClearIAS.com. Go through UPSC Syllabus and previous question


papers of IAS Prelims and Mains so that you will get a clear idea about the areas from
which questions are normally asked.
The second thing to do make a newspaper reading a habit. (Reading The

Hindu/ The Indian Express is advised).


Third advice: Be thorough with your NCERT Books. (Priority: History, Geography,

Economy and Polity related NCERT texts). So what does that mean to school
students? Focus on your school texts! Its the basis. Be a good student. Think
and ponder over what is stated in your textbooks. Develop writing practice. Students
from science background may collect humanities textbooks (NCERT) and start
reading them whenever time permits. Links for downloading all NCERT books are
given in this website. You may check our NCERT based online mock test series with
negative marking for UPSC Prelims which can be attempted at the
url www.cleariasexam.com.
Fourth: If in a position to decide on the optional subject after analyzing UPSC

syllabus and previous question papers (applicable only to college going students and
pass outs), start to collect materials on the same. Try to finish optional subject first,
as this will definitely give you an edge.
Fifth: During leisure time, pick books related to India written by visionary

authors. A list of books for suggested reading is provided below, and these
are not specialized texts for Civil Service Exam. But reading these books will widen
your horizon and provide a clear picture on the past, present, and future of India. A
good understanding on the problems of India with their right solutions can be of
great help when you frame answers in Civil Services Mains General Studies and
Essay paper.

Also read: No proposal to reduce upper age limit for civil services
aspirants: Centre

Suggested Books for Beginners To Know India Better

Imagining India Nandan Nilekani

India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium APJ Abdul Kalam
Indias Struggle for Independence

India After Gandhi: R.Guha

Pax Indica: Shashi Tharoor


Magazines for Beginners (If you have time)

Yojana (Rs.10-20/issue available online and offline).

Kurukshetra (Rs.10-20/issue available online and offline).


Books for UPSC Civil Service Preliminary Exam

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For ease of convenience, we are dividing the books for UPSC Civil Service Preliminary
Exam preparation into two categories Essential and Reference. Books tagged essential
are fundamental books which will be highly useful to build your basics. Once you are
thorough with these basic books, if you have time, you may check reference books for
additional knowledge.

Also, dont miss the links of IAS Manuals, Previous Year Question Papers, Free Online
Resources for Prelims and Mains, Books for other exams like IBPS and PSC etc. The
mentioned books are based on the feedback from many aspirants/toppers who found
them useful for the exam. We keep updating this page, when new books worth the time
and money of candidate appear in market. So come back to check this page again!

Essential Books For IAS Prelims GS/CSAT (Click to Buy Online)


1. History Of Modern India Bipan Chandra. (History)
2. Indias Struggle For Independence Bipan Chandra. (History)
3. Indias Ancient Past R.S. Sharma. (History)
4. History Of Medieval India Satish Chandra. (History)
5. The Wonder That Was India A.L. Bhasham. (Culture)
6. Indian Art and Culture Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
7. Geography of India Majid Husain. (Geography)
8. Oxford School Atlas Oxford. (Geography)
9. Certificate Physical and Human Geography Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)
10. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
11. Indian Economy Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
12. Economic Survey. (Economy)
13. Science and Technology in India TMH. (Science and Technology)
14. Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure Rajagopalan. (Environment)
15. Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains Khuller. (Environment)
16. India Year Book (Current Affairs)
17. Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)
18. CSAT Paper 2 Manual by TMH or CSAT-II Arihant (CSAT Paper 2)
19. Analytical Reasoning M. K. Pandey (CSAT Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)
20. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning)

Also read: UPSC Civil Services Prelims Mock Test Question Papers (GS)
Test 2

IAS Manuals and Previous Year Question Papers (Click to Buy


Online)

1. General Studies For Civil Services Preliminary Examination TMH. (GS Problem
Solving)
2. UPSC Civil Services Prelims in 60 days Rakesh Dwivedi. (Revision)
3. IAS Prelims 21 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Papers Disha.
4. IAS (Pre.) Solved Papers General Studies wih CSAT Papers Arihant.
Reference Books for IAS Prelims

Lot of good books are available in the market to supplement your prelims preparation. If
any particular area needs extra preparation you may go for these books.

1. IAS Books Prelims History.


2. IAS Books Prelims Geography.
3. IAS Books Prelims Indian Polity.
4. IAS Books Prelims Economics.
5. IAS Books Prelims Science And Technology.
6. IAS Books Prelims Environment.
7. IAS Books Prelims Current Affairs.
8. IAS Books Prelims General Studies Complete Guides / Question Papers.
9. IAS Books Prelims Logical Comprehension.
10. IAS Books Prelims English Language Comprehension.
11. IAS Books Prelims Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
12. IAS Books Prelims Quantitative and Basic Numeracy.
13. IAS Books Prelims Data Interpretation.
14. IAS Books Prelims Decision Making and Problem Solving.
15. IAS Books Prelims Interpersonal Skills including communication skills.
16. IAS Books Prelims CSAT Paper 2 Complete Guides / Question Papers.
Free Online Resources For IAS Prelims and Mains

NCERT Books Download.


Yojana Magazine Download.
Kurukshetra Magazine.
Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine.
IGNOU Books.
Clear IAS Online Study Materials.
Books for Other Exams (Click to Buy Online)

UPSC NDA/CDS/IES Exam Books.


SSC Exam Books.
Banking Exam Books.
MBA Exam Books.
Engineering Books.
Links of UPSC Books at online Stores! (Click to Buy Online)

IAS Books in Hindi: List of Useful Books For Hindi Medium Aspirants.
Latest IAS Books: Click To Buy New Releases For UPSC Preparation.
Recommended list of UPSC books available in Flipkart.
Full list of UPSC books available in Flipkart.
Full list of UPSC books available in Amazon.

Also read: Civil Service Prelims 2013 Answer Key GS Paper 1

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The decision of selection of the optional paper for IAS exam is an age old dilemma for Civil Services
aspirants. As per the latest syllabus, the number of optional subjects to be selected is reduced
to one, but aspirants are still confused if they make right choice or not. Though the weigtage of the
optional paper is only 500 marks out of 2025 marks as per the latest pattern of UPSC Civil
Services exam, it is still a deciding factor in the final ranks due to the unpredictability associated with
General Studies Papers (1000 marks GS + 250 marks essay) and Interview (275 marks).

How much marks are needed to clear IAS Exam?

If we analyse the question papers and mark-list of last 5-10 years of UPSC Civil Services Exams, we
can collect a lot interesting and valuable data. The UPSC questions have evolved and now the bias is
more towards current related aspects of polity, economy, international relations etc than conventional
topics. (Please also keep in mind that there is no guarantee by UPSC that the case will remain the
same for future exams!) Due to high standard of questions and valuation, the marks scored by top
candidates is coming down every year. The percentage of top ranks in IAS exam has come down
from 58-60% in 3-4 years back to 50%, while the last rank of a successful candidate in General
category is around 40%marks.

In 2012, only the first rank holder Ms. Haritha V Kumar secured more than 1000/2000 marks in UPSC
mains. In 2013, the AIR 1, Gaurav Agrawal scored 769/1750 (44%) during mains stage.
Interview marks (206/275), along with marks for optional paper (296/500) ensured him top rank.

There is every chance that the same trend of low scoring-tight competition to continue in coming
years as well, as the weigtage has shifted towards GS in new UPSC syllabus, which is low scoring (as
of now!). It is at this juncture, one cannot take a casual approach regarding the selection of optional
subject for mains.

Also read: Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 2 (GS2)
Question Paper

How crucial is the decision of IAS Mains Optional?

If you are so strong in all your GS papers with consistent newspaper reading and note making habits,
the decision of IAS Mains optional might not play a big difference in your results. But unfortunately
very few aspirants fall into the strong GS category of students and its not easy to get into the club
without serious long term preparation.

For all others, ClearIAS.com call them average GS category, the decision of IAS Mains optional is
very crucial. You need to select an optional subject in which you are comfortable to score high in
UPSC mains. The level of comfortness depends on many factors like familiarity of the subject,
availability of books and other study materials, availability of faculty, scope of peer discussion, recent
trends of marks, level of difficulty as per the syllabus and previous question papers etc. If the subject
you took for graduation is available in the list of subjects given, in most cases the same option will turn
out as a comfortable option. All others (who dont have an option for optional subject:-)), look for an
optional subject which you can finish in a time bound manner without encroaching the time for GS
preparation.

Also read: How To Make Sure That You Clear IAS mains?

Overlap for optional subject with General Studies : Is this the right strategy?

Selecting an overlapping optional with General Studies is a good strategy, as the time required to
study an optional subject not mentioned as per GS syllabus can be saved. This case not universally
applicable though. Take the case of Rachat Raj, UPSC 2013 Rank 3, who scored exceptionally well
with Zoology optional. There are also many who made it to the top with optional subjects like Medical
Science or Law. None of these overlaps with GS syllabus as subjects like History or Geography do.
Never take an optional just for the sole reason of GS overlap. Also never take an optional just based
on advice from coaching institute gurus. Trust good mentors, but by this age, you are grown up
enough to realise the commercial interests behind promoting each optional subject be it History,
Geography, Sociology, Pub Ad, Psychology or anything like that. Please understand that each and
every optional subject is scoring. Due to the scaling effects some optional might not turn high-scoring
in some years, but there is no universal trend or theory. You requirement is to score maximum marks
for optional subject as well as in GS. Time available, effort required and the possibility
of maximum marks are three crucial factors to consider before you select the option.

Also read: IAS Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Analysis

Optimization of Optional and GS Marks

1. Dont take an overlapping optional if you are weak in it, there is every chance that
it can turn counter productive.
2. Dont take an optional subject which require extensive preparation, if the time left
before you is limited (say less than 4 months)
3. A scoring overlapping optional subject, though which might require substantial
preparation due to the vast nature of the syllabus can be adopted, if you have
background/ previous exposure in the subject, or if there is adequate time left. If you
are running short of time, select an optional paper which require less time for a
decent level of preparation.
4. If 1-2 years is available before mains exam, a hardworking candidate might be
able to finish standard text books of almost any optional subject. But compromising
GS marks for Optional preparation can also turn suicidal, and hence not advised as
per the latest pattern of exam.
Popularity of Optional Subjects in Civil Services Exam

In IAS exam preparation, certain optional subjects are very popular. Though the number of candidates
selecting each optional for IAS mains can vary year to year, the below table gives an average
estimation for the coming years based on past year trends of optional subjects (As per latest
syllabus).

Probable Number of Candidates selecting


Optional Subject each optional Subject in IAS Mains

History Around 3000

Geography Around 3000

Public Administration Around 3000

Sociology Around 3000

Philosophy + Psychology
+ Political Science + Economics <2000

All other science/art subjects


(in total) <1000

All literature subjects


(in total) <1000

Total Around 15,000

Also read: No Change in Civil Services Exam Syllabi for 2014, says UPSC

PS: The above chart is just indicative in nature as the trend varies every year.

The never ending questions and queries like best optional for IAS, scoring optional, highest success
ratio etc queues up every year, but these questions are relative. If you examine the background of
toppers in the exam, you will be amazed to see wide representation from almost all optional papers
listed by UPSC, and that itself tells half of the story. Please keep in mind that all optional subjects are
high scoring if you have knowledge in the subject and if you can answer the questions in an analytical
frame of mind in line with the latest requirements of UPSC.

Conclusion

The decision of selecting the optional is a personal choice of each aspirant according to his/her
strengths and weakness. We get many queries from aspirants to select the right optional for them,
but normally we dont give personal advice regarding optional subject selection. Though we try to
reply most mails we get, its practically impossible for us to know each aspirant personally. We know
these queries are quite normal at the early stage of the preparation and we can understand the
anxiety of every aspirant. But only you know your strength, weakness, taste and availability of study-
materials. We can give broad guidelines, but let the decision be yours. Let this selection of optional
subject be part of the decision making process you will be starting soon in your career. The guidelines
and statistics listed above by ClearIAS.com might help you clarify a few of your doubts. Do research
and take the best decision. All the best!

Subject Strategy - How to Choose your subjects for the Mains exam
How to choose a subject? That's one question that haunts many students who many times, loose precious
time waiting for that decision to happen. Now that UPSC has done away with specific subjects at the
preliminary stage, students should perhaps find it easier to get down to preprations straight away. Even
then, One should chooose one's subject well ahead of time, so as to have ample time to collect notes and
books, and also to form study groups.

Normally one should select optionals, which one is familiar with, or has at least studied till the graduate
level. If you are not comfortable with the subject, you should not select the subject as an optional. But the
choice should not only be as per your interests but also be based on the study material available. Even
science and engineering students take up subjects like history, sociology, anthropology, geography, political
science, psychology and public administration because there is a huge amount of study material available
in these subjects. Also keep in mind that you may have been proficient in a subject, but lack of touch may
make it tougher to crack technical subject where freshers may do better. The competition is among the
people who have opted for the same subject, So try not to choose a subject that has too many people
opting for it as the competition is more there. One should top in his/her subject to succeed in the
examination. The Point is, if you are an electrical engineer with 2 years of experience go for a new subject
like pub adm or sociology.

Analyse the syllabus of previous years and the question papers, and analyse past trends. Get some
feedback/advice from seniors and fellow students who are well versed in the subject. Remember no subject
is bad. History is good if you can spend more than 4-5 hours everyday. Geography is a good option if you
can spend at least 4 hrs every day. Pub Ad, more than 3 hours. Sociology, more than 2 hours and so on....
So, it all depends on how much time you can spend a day and your liking of the subject. You have a very
good memory then a technical subject may help else a social subject would be better.
Few Thumb Rules to Choose the Right Optional Subject
for CSE IAS Mains Exam 2016-17
May 9, 20160 Comments

How to choose a right optional subject or how to choose an optional subject in a


right way, this is the one question that haunts most of the IAS aspirants whether
they are beginners or already attempted the exam once or more than once.

With the exam pattern changed, since 2013 when the UPSC has done away with
second optional subjects and now a candidate has to choose only one optional
subject for UPSC Mains that has two papers for 250 marks each. Also,UPSC has
done away with specific subjects at the preliminary level that would have
narrowed down the preparation,which perhaps would have relieved the IAS
aspirants. Yet, it is advised to choose the optional subject for mains well ahead of
time, so that the candidate will get sufficient time to make a list of books to
refer, collect relevant notes as well as to form a study group.

Though, now with one optional subject to choose for IAS mains exam, most of the
candidate still find it difficult in choosing the optional subject. Most of the
candidate before joining any IAS coaching center, the question they ask the
faculty is which optional subject to choose.

BYJUs offer coaching for only UPSC Prelims exam through Online, Tablet
program, and free study material, but most of our students ask the faculty and
mentors over calls and one-one-doubt clearing sessions, the same question
about how to choose the right optional. So, here we are with a step ahead and
thought to guide our students and give them some tips on how to choose the
right optional subject, through this article.

Hopefully, this article would be useful for the beginners who have never
appeared for the IAS Mains yet and those who have appeared once or more than
once but are still in a dilemma whether to switch over the present optional
subject with the different optional subject or to continue with the same.

What does the best optional really mean to the IAS candidates?

In a recent counselling with the candidates one thing for sure, we understood
that most of the students were in confusion about which optional subject to
choose for UPSC Mains Exam. And, we also asked the students how do they
choose optional subject for mains exam and we were not surprised with their
answers and the most repeated answers are as given below:

A scoring optional subject


Most popular optional subject
An optional subject that is easy to understand or which they find
interesting
Subject for which notes and study materials are easily available
Optional for which best coaching is available
The subject they have background in graduation or post-graduation

And

The optional with the most candidates has cracked the IAS mains exam

These are some majority of the reasons given by the students which they
consider while choosing an optional subject for mains exam.

IAS aspirants may consider one of the above reasons or multiples when it comes
to choosing an optional subject for mains exam.
Now lets look at each of these reasons and analyse how an optional subject is
categorised into scoring, popular and others.

What makes an Optional a scoring subject?

Most IAS beginners choose an optional just because they consider it as a scoring
subject and some of the subjects that are considered as scoring are Geography
and Public Administration. What makes these optional as scoring subjects? When
we see the scores of these subjects in the past few years in IAS mains
exam,candidates have scored with 400+, while in Public Administration, many
candidates have been scoring 340+ and 350+.

Now, you may think that just on the basis of scoring criteria, one can choose the
optional subject for mains exam. So, heres the next criteria to clear what you
think.
A Popular Optional

Under this criteria comes again the subjects geography and public administration
along with history, sociology and Anthropology. Among the 27 optional subjects
including the Literature subject, these five optional subjects almost cover the 50
percent share of mains optional subjects as these are the most chosen subjects
as optional by candidates. Now you would have got some idea why these are the
popular optional subjects. But what makes them popular, here are some reasons:

A subject like Anthropology is popular as well as scoring subject and


interesting as well, easy to grasp for science students, students here they
have to memorize diagrams, importance to tribal issues and relate topics to
current affairs.

While subject like Public Administration has a definite syllabus and quite
limited especially for Paper II and one can cover it within 5 months or so, it
requires limited coaching and most syllabus involves self-study.

Geography also is a subject with a definite syllabus but bit vast and
candidates with this optional need to concentrate on conceptual questions
that require deep analysis. Students should also be aware of current affairs as
well as should be good in India and World Maps. Moreover, Geography is a
semi-scientific subject and a preferred among Doctors, Engineers and most of
the candidates for its laws, principles, and map-based questions.

The History optional for IAS is quite popular simply because everyone have
studied history in school and most of the graduates and post graduates
candidate would have taken history has the main Also, one will find History as
an interesting subject along with even scoring.History needs more
understanding and interpretation because the questions asked in the exam
are in such a way where candidates have to link the concepts with the some
facts in their answers.

Sociology is easy to understand and very interesting as the topics covered


concern humanity and the very society we are a part of. It requires the ability
to distinguish between abstract theories and concepts.

However, the popular and scoring optional is nothing to do with the exam its just
a perspective, as there are few remarkable people who have cracked this
toughest exam by taking the not-so-popular optional subjects.If one observe
these candidates who cracked the exam successfully one thing could be noticed
that they chose the optional subject based on the interest and background and
not based on the scoring or popular one.

So how about the coaching criteria?

Now lets have a look at the optional subject which most of the candidates
choose based on the coaching available. Here, what we advise the candidates
before choosing an optional based on this reason should think once whether the
coaching is required for whatever optional they have chosen.If you have already
decided to choose the optional subject just based on this criteria and you think
that without taking the coaching cannot clear the civil services exam then you
are completely relying on coaching, hope you find best IAS coaching center as
the IAS Exam has become unpredictable now not only for the candidates but also
for the most well-known coaching classes as well.

To choose an optional subject with some previous background


Many people who have graduated or done Masters in some subject choose the
same subject as optional in the Civil Services Exam. This is a plus point that the
candidates are already familiar with the subject and need not put much effort in
preparing for the optional. This is where graduation in humanities really helps as
the most of the popular IAS optional subjects mentioned above are involves
within the Arts subjects. So if candidates are pursuing graduation or masters in
any of the Arts subjects and desire to take IAS Exam then it is advised them to
pursue it seriously and focus more on the UPSC Syllabus that is common to their
degree as well as the IAS Mains Exam.

With these criteria, one can understand that having some background about the
subject along with interest are the more important factors in choosing the right
optional for IAS than merely depending on the popularity or scoring potential.
Some of the candidates who had taken the most ambiguous subjects like
Veterinary Science, Literature, Mathematics and others have scored profoundly in
the Mains just because they opted the subject they were pursuing and which
they loved.

Here Are A Few Flip-Through Rules in Short for Selecting the Right
Optional Subject for IAS Exam

The subject should:

Enthuse you
Make you be acquainted with more about it
Should not bore you
Make you think out of the box
Have books easily available

It is well advised to all the candidates while choosing an optional subject not to
think of the score, so choose a subject with the above-mentioned qualities and
one thing to keep in mind that these qualities may differ from one aspirant to the
other.
Once you have understood the syllabus and have ample writing practice then
nothing will stop in scoring big as the marks will follow.

The fact that the candidates who have succeeded in the IAS Exam and scored
well in the optional prove that its not just the popular subjects are equally
scoring. So selecting an optional subject based only on the scoring criteria is
inappropriate.

Group 1

1. Agriculture

2. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

3. Anthropology

4. Botany

5. Chemistry

6. Civil Engineering

7. Commerce and Accountancy

8. Economics

9. Electrical Engineering

10.Geography

11.Geology

12.History

13.Law

14.Management

15.Mathematics
16.Mechanical Engineering

17.Medical Science

18.Philosophy

19.Physics

20.Political Science and International Relations

21.Psychology

22.Public Administration

23.Sociology

24.Statistics

25.Zoology

IAS BOOKS FOR CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMS AND


MAINS EXAM PREPARATION

About Civil Services Exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Preliminary


examination 2016 will be conducted on August 7, 2016. Candidates
clearing the examination will be eligible to appear for the Civil Services
Mains examination (to join IAS) or the Indian Forest Services.

The Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2016 will consist of


objective-type multiple-choice questions divided into two papers:
General Studies I and General Studies II. Each paper is worth 200 marks
with negative marking applicable. Here we have posted list of books
(according to topics) to glance through while you prepare.

CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. -2016 Important


Dates

Date of notification (saturday) -23.04.2016


Last date for receipt of applications -20.05.2016(friday)

Date of commencement of exam -07.08.2016(sunday)

Duration of exam-1 day

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books .The word good in the previous sentence make make huge
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When you begin your preparations for the UPSC civil services exam to become an
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We have gone through various sources and compiled a comprehensive


list of reading books. We hope that you start your journey of the tough
task of becoming an IAS officer armed with the best books available.

In these modern times you need not roam around from street to street to
look for the tough to get books which may be out of stock. We have
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We are still adding resources to this page. Please keep a watchout for
newer pages that we keep linking.

IAS BOOKS FOR HISTORY-ANCIENT INDIA

Indias Ancient Past By R.S. Sharma.(BUY@Rs 299 |Actual


Price:Rs 325 )

Read old and new NCERT BOOKS for ancient India

IAS BOOKS FOR HISTORY-MEDIEVAL INDIA

History Of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (BUY@Rs 270|


Actual Price:Rs 350)

IAS BOOKS FOR HISTORY-MODERN INDIA

History Of Modern India by Bipan Chandra.(BUY@Rs 247 |Actual


Price:Rs 295)

Indias Struggle For Independence by Bipan Chandra.


(BUY@Rs 270 |Actual Price:Rs 399 )

UPSC IAS BOOKS FOR INDIAN POLITY

Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth(BUY@Rs 400|Actual


Price:Rs 595 )

Our Parliament by Subhash Kashyap(BUY@Rs 128 |Actual


Price:Rs 128)
IAS BOOKS FOR GEOGRAPHY

Geography of India by Majid Husain.(BUY@Rs 430 |Actual


Price:Rs 545)

CertificatePhysical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong.


(BUY@Rs 290 |Actual Price:Rs 306 )

Oxford School Atlas(BUY@Rs 200 |Actual Price:Rs 239 )

IAS BOOKS FOR INDIAN ECONOMY

Indian Economy for Civil Services Examination by Ramesh Singh.


(BUY@Rs 410|Actual Price:Rs 610)

Economic Survey (BUY@Rs 325 |Actual Price:Rs 495)

IAS BOOKS FOR GENERAL SCIENCE

Science and Technology By TMH.(BUY@Rs 360 |Actual


Price:Rs 400 )

Environment and Ecology - Biodiversity, Climate Change


andDisaster Management BY Majid Husain(BUY@Rs 360 |Actual
Price:Rs 360 )

IAS BOOKS FOR PRELIMS -CSAT PAPER 2

CSAT BOOK-CSAT Paper 2 Manual by TMH(BUY@Rs 945 |


Actual Price:Rs 1050)

CSAT BOOK-A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-


VerbalReasoning(BUY@Rs 620 |Actual Price:Rs 895)

CSAT BOOK Cracking the CSAT Paper-2 by Arihant


Experts(BUY@Rs 493 |Actual Price:Rs 795)
Above I have given you some best books for IAS EXAM-These books are
mainly for preliminary exam which has two part PAPER 1(general
studies) AND PAPER 2(aptitude-qualifying paper).
Above all books are required for IAS PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
2016 .Aspirants of Indian forest service can buy all above books for
Indian forest service examination because to become Indian forest
services officer you have to give same prelims exam which one give for
IAS.Other pattern and syllabus are different for Indian forest Service.

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CLASS 7 NCERT BOOKS FOR IAS
CLASS 8 NCERT BOOKS FOR IAS
CLASS 9 NCERT BOOKS FOR IAS
CLASS 10 NCERT BOOKS FOR IAS
CLASS 11 NCERT BOOKS FOR IAS
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BOOKS FOR GENERAL STUDIES 1 IAS MAINS


BOOKS FOR GENERAL STUDIES 2 IAS MAINS
BOOKS FOR GENERAL STUDIES 3 IAS MAINS
BOOKS FOR GENERAL STUDIES 4 IAS MAINS
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BOOKS FOR IAS PRELIMS AND MAINS HERE I HAVE PUBLISHED
LIST OF ALL RECOMMENDED AND SUGGESTED BOOKS FOR IAS
CIVIL SERVICES EXAM.

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IAS BOOKS FOR HISTORY-ANCIENT INDIA


BOOKS FOR IAS PRELIMS AND BOOKS FOR IAS MAINS
Indias Ancient Past By R.S. Sharma.(BUY@Rs 325 |Actual
Price:Rs 325 )
Read old and new NCERT BOOKS for ancient India
IAS BOOKS FOR HISTORY-MEDIEVAL INDIA

BOOKS FOR IAS PRELIMS AND BOOKS FOR IAS MAINS


History Of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (BUY@Rs 263|
Actual Price:Rs 350)
IAS BOOKS FOR HISTORY-MODERN INDIA
BOOKS FOR IAS PRELIMS AND BOOKS FOR IAS MAINS
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