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    How to initiate UPSC preparation? What are the recommended books for initial stages of preparation?

    i m student of b.com 3rd yr,as i want to apper in upsc exam,i want to know how to start initiall prepration for it.what are the books initialy recommended to start my prep???

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    Mohit Bansal Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Bhucho Mandi

    Re: How to initiate UPSC preparation? What are the recommended books for initial stages of preparation?

    dear aspirant,

    For the post of IAS,IPS,IRS etc. you have to apply for Civil Services Exam that is conducted by UPSC every year.

    Tips For Preparation:

    • first and most important Manage your Time table and maintain your self calm and Cool.
    • go ahead according to UPSC Syllabus.
    • you can start for UPSC by study 6th to 12th NCERT books and collect best study material related to syllabus.
    • increase your general knowledge, continuous reading news papers and magazines, concentrate on English.
    • solving Previous year question papers is most requisite part of preparation.

    for Question papers visit:

    List Of Best Books For Civil Services:

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    Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services:

    >>you must have completed or appearing in final year of graduation.

    >>your age must be within 21 years to 30 years on 1 August of the year of exam. there is relaxation in upper age limit up to 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

    Limit Number Of Attempts:

    >>General category: 4 attempts

    >>OBC category: 7 attempts

    >>SC/ST category: No Limit

    Important dates of Civil Services exam in 2013:


    date of Notification:05.03.2013

    last date of receipt of application:04.04.2013

    date of exam:26.05.2013


    date of exam:01-12-2013

    You can apply for the exam online on following official link of UPSC:


    Good Luck......

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    niks7 Array
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Re: How to initiate UPSC preparation? What are the recommended books for initial stages of preparation?

    Dear Aspirant

    Go to the official websites of UPSC(www.upsc.gov.in) and understand the pattern of examination and download syllabus.Choose your optional among the list given by UPSC .For your convenience I am highlighting the pattern of examination.
    Preliminary examination consists of
    Paper 1 200 marks Duration 2hrs of MCQ types questions
    Paper 2 200 marks Duration 2hrs of MCQ types questions
    Paper I of preliminary examination consists of following syllabus
    1)Current events of national and international importance.
    2)History of India and Indian National Movement.
    3)Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
    4)Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    5) Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
    6)General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
    7)General Science.
    Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
    1)Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
    2)Logical reasoning and analytical ability
    3)Decision-making and problem-solving
    4)General mental ability Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
    5)Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
    6)English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

    In Mains examination it consists of four paper of conventional types
    Main Examination

    Paper-I Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
    Section 2 English Comprehension & English Précise 100 Marks (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard level)
    Paper 2:General Studies–I Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society 250 marks
    Paper 3:General Studies –II Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations 250marks
    Paper 4:General Studies –III Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management 250marks
    Paper 5:General Studies –IV Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude 250 marks
    Paper 6:Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks
    Paper 7:Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks
    Personality Test -275 marks
    You may read these books for preliminary examination.
    1)Go through NCERT class 11th & 12th
    2)Upkar Analytical Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
    3)IAS Prelims/CSAT Civil Services:18 years Topicwise Solved Questions,Disha Publications
    4)General Studies 14000 plus Objective questions,Manohar Pandey,Arihant Publications
    These books will be sufficient for your preparation.You may get them on Flipkart (online)

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    Swathi Rathinam Array
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Re: How to initiate UPSC preparation? What are the recommended books for initial stages of preparation?

    just go through all ncert books fom 6th to 12th including history , geography, economics, science, political science, stat.

    read newspaper

    i promise you this is enough for beginners

    aft this study the following:
    General Studies

    · An Introduction to the Constitution of India

    · Perspectives on Indian Constitution
    Edited by Subash Kashyap

    · Biology for VIII-X Std

    · Physics for VIII-X Std

    · Chemistry for VIII-X Std

    · Anatomy & Physiology for Nurses Courses
    Evelyn Pearce

    · Know your body
    Reader's Digest

    · An Evolution of Indian Economy
    I.C.Dhingra (Sultan Chand & Co)

    · Indian Economy
    Dutt & Sundaram

    · Economic Survey of India
    Government of India

    · General Principles of World Geography
    Charles Farro

    · Monsoon Asia
    Charles Farro

    · Physical Geography of India for VII - XII Std

    · Any Good School Atlas

    · Ancient India for VII-XII Std

    · Medieval India for VII-XII Std

    · Modern India
    Bipin Chandra

    · History of Modern India

    · The Hindu & Times of India

    · Frontline and Political & Economic weekly

    · Yojana & World Focus

    · Statistical Methods

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