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    How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    Dear Sir,

    How can i start to study for entrance exam of UPSC (IAS) ? Which books i refer for preparation for UPSC entrance exam? Suggest me for clear entrance exam for UPSC.

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    IAS is a civil service
    and also one of the most prestigious Indian Civil Services. To become an IAS officer you have to clear a most competitive exam called
    Civil Service Exam.

    This exam is conducted by UPSC,Which is a constitutional body.

    Eligible persons for this exam are :

    those who completed their degree
    and
    those who have 21 years of age minimum.

    you have to get the above eligibility criterion before getting registered to this exam.

    Now I made you clear about Exam,its eligibility and when to apply for it.

    Starting preparation :

    Civil Service Examination(CSE) is not a exam which is equal to other common entrance exams.

    Just by by-hearting something you can achieve success.
    you need to have passion in you to clear the exam and become a civil servant with a divine thought in your inner.

    you can start your preparation according to your desire. if you want to crack the exam and become a all india topper you have to start preparation from this moment only.

    if you just want any of the service in that exam then it is enough to prepare from 1 year before of the exam.

    I think your aim is to be an IAS officer if that is right, then you need to work hard a lot.
    There will be huge competition.

    This exam doesn't check your academic standards or anything like that. It checks the applicant's attitude,IQ Level, Justification power, Righteousness , Kindness.

    all these will be tested in the form of your answers.
    for that you need to develop your personality not physically but mentally. For this you need to have a deep interest on Book Reading, Unlimited thurst to know new and old things.

    you should be able to apply the moral values in your day to day activities.
    to get these qualities you can do a lot of things like

    ->Reading autobiographies of great eminent personalities.
    ->Following News through print and paper media.
    ->Discussing various burning topics with various people to know the actual human pulse.
    ->To study the general needs for a citizen of India.
    ->Should know various types of livings.

    and many more can be added up to this list. It is endless till your creativity exists.

    BOOKS FOR PREPARATION:-


    Civil Service Examination

    by Student Aid Publications
    Publisher : Student aid publications


    Civil Services Preliminary Exam: General Studies Solved Papers
    by Edi. Board Pratiyogita Darpan
    Publisher : upkar prakashan




    General Studies Manual 2009 For UPSC Civil Service
    by Edgar Thorpe
    Publisher : dorling kindersley india



    Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper-I in 60 days
    by Rakesh Dwivedi
    Publisher : Tata mcgraw hill education private limited




    UPSC Civil Services (Pre) 17 years Botany
    by Editorial Compilation
    Publisher : Arihant
    ISBN : 8183480098

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    Your preparation for IAS needs lots of hard work and in depth study.Go through the NCERT books of XIII and IX.it also depends upon your choice of subject.Regularly update yourself with current affairs and go for group discussions maximum so that you learn faster.Just give 5-6 hours of quality study and you wil surely get through.Some of the books for IAS preparation are:
    Civil Services Books for General Studies.

    Subject 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
    • Atlas

    Subject Indian Politics
    Good book


    • Introduction to Indian Constitution - D.D. Basu Related

    Subject Indian Economy
    Good books

    • Evolution of Indian Economy - NCERT
    • Indian Economy - Dutt and Sundharam.
    • Indian Economy - Mishra and Puri

    Subject General Science
    Good books

    • NCERT books on Science.
    • Science and Technology supplements in the Newspapers and magazines.

    Subject Current Events of National and International importance.
    Good books

    • One major National Daily - Either The Times of India or The Hindu.
    • Newsweeklies like India Today or/and Outlook
    • Current Events - Spectrum

    Subject General Mental Ability
    Good books

    • 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)
    Subject History of Modern India
    Good books

    • India's struggle for Independence - Bipan Chandra and others.
    • Modern India - NCERT.
    • Freedom Struggle (NBT) - Bipan Chandra
    • Modern India - IGNOU


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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    hey
    it is civil service exam conducted by UPSC
    the syllabus of this you can download from www.upsc.gov.in
    its syllabus is wast so, you have to work hard to get selected.
    for this you should join a coaching institute if you can but it is not necessary.
    but by joining a coaching institute you will get a guideline of preparation and also some helpful tricks.
    as there are many subjects are there for this paper.
    so you have to many books which you can buy by taking help of some one who is preparing for it.
    all the best

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    HI dear, your hard work will give you result, now the question is how much you are to devote to study. the syllabus are UPSC website. And about the books which you prefer its up to you my suggestion is to go fo NCERT books thoroughly from 6 to 12 class. Best of luck.

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    hi for preparation of IAS start with prev papers to understand level of question.
    Some books preferred are

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    Indian History (MCQ Series) Indian Polity (MCQ Series)
    Language: English Language: English

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    Indian Economy & Indian Year Book (MCQ Series)
    Language: English

    for more details visit upscportal.com/civilservices/books

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

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    Hi Aspirant

    For the preparation of the upsc exam

    You should need to follow the following tips:

    -First as you are asking purchase some good books for the exam

    -As with out good books good preparation is not possible

    - And first purchase the books for the compulsory subjects

    -purchase the books for the English And General studies

    -Purchase the R.S Aggarwall book of English

    -Purchase the lUCENT Book for the preparation of the gk

    -Also Read daily a national news paper for gk

    -And make a time table and work according to that

    -Also Do daily practice and devote your time for each subject

    -Always be confident and focus toward your goal

    -Purchase some practice sets of Arihant publications


    Just follow these you will get success in the exam '

    Best of luck

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    Hello my dear friend..........

    in order to clear these exam you have to follow some tips such as

    you have purchase some good books

    such as:-

    r.s. agarwall for english

    iucent for GK

    and you have to read the national news paper regularly

    you have to be in touch of current affairs

    fix a time table for your study

    and above all you have to practise the previous year question paper

    thank you and hope this will help you a lot...............

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    to become an IAS officer you have to apply for upsc civil services exam which is one of the most difficult and top level exam of India.first of you should be eligible for this exam.
    for this
    you should have completed your graduation form a recognized university
    and your age should be
    21-30 years if you are a general category aspirant
    12-33 years if you belong to obc
    21-35 years if you are a sc/sc candidate.

    to prepare for upsc civil services exam you first have to reduce the dimensions of your life i.e you have to leave any other work you are doing right now and maintain your full focus on the upsc civil services exam.strong determination and hard work will surely lead you to success.
    some books that you can refer for your preparation are :

    General Knowledge 2013: Essential 'Knowledge Capsule' in General Awareness & Current Affairs
    by Manohar Pandey

    General Knowledge and Current Affairs: Objective Type Questions 2013
    by Khanna, Verma

    UPSC PORTAL: English Language Comprehension Skills
    by UPSCportal Editorial Board

    UPSC Portal: General Mental Ability Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability
    by Sachchida Nand Jha

    hope it helps

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    bOOKS FOR ias EXAM:
    1) mODERN iNDIA - ncert Book
    2) Indian geography by Masjid Hussain
    3) Tata Mcgraw hill book on General science
    4) Quantitative aptitude by Abhijit Guha
    5) India struggle for Independence by Bipin chandra
    6) Indian democracy at work - NCERT
    7) Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
    Strategy:
    You need to understand the syllabus first, Then make a neat time table containing the subjects and topics to cover.
    Work according to that time table, dont give room to any laziness, otherwise it will be difficult to finish the syllabus.

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    dear aspirant,you can prepare IAS by following methods
    1. Manage your time table and keep your self calm and cool.
    2. Go ahead according to UPSC syllabus.
    3. Read 6th to 12th NCERT books.
    4. Increase your GK and End English.
    5. Keep reading newspapers and magazines daily.
    6. Try to solve previous year papers.


    And if you want to get solved question paper of upsc exam
    you can get it from upsc official website that is
    www.upsc.gov.in

    following are the best books for ias
    1.
    agarwall for english2.Quantitative aptitude
    3.
    Indian geography
    4.arihant general knownledge
    5.
    Objective General Studies For UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination
    6.Basic Numeracy
    7.UPSC Portal: General Mental Ability Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability
    8.IAS PRE: Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
    9.UPSC IAS PRE: English Grammar and Usage
    10.UPSC PORTAL: English Language Comprehension Skills
    bset of luck

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    Hello Guest,

    UPSC civil services is neither a very tough exam nor so easy. If you are doing a planed study then i am sure that you will crack this exam.
    Tips For Cracking exam is
    set your time table properly
    Collect the study material, test papers
    Be confident
    never think negative thinking in your mind
    read news paper daily. reading newspaper is very beneficial for you because you cover a lot of awareness from this.
    be regular that means continuity in your study is very important part of your preparation.
    make a friend circle where you can discuss your problem related to UPSC

    best of luck

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    Hello,
    Civil Services Examination is conducted by UPSC every year for the recruitment of candidates for the post of IAS, IRS, IPS.

    The basic eligibility criteria for Civil Services Exam are as follows:
    Educational Qualification
    The candidate must hold any degree in any discipline from any recognized university
    Final year degree students are also eligible
    Degree obtained by distance education/open university is also eligible if the university is a recognized university

    Age limit
    General 21-30 yrs
    SC/ST 21-35 yrs
    PH 21-40 yrs

    Number of attempts permitted
    General 4
    OBC 7
    PH 7
    SC/ST No Limit

    Nationality
    should be Indian.

    Here are some books which you can refer for Civil Services Exam.

    All These books are available on Flipkart if you wish to buy them.

    UPSC Portal CSAT Comprehensive Manual: IAS Preliminary Examination 2013 (Paper-2) by Sachchida Nand Jha

    CSAT Handbook for General Studies: UPSC Civil Services Priliminary Examination 2013 (Paper-1) by Kalpana Rajaram

    CSAT Unique Quintessence of General Studies 2013 (Paper 2) by J.K. Chopra

    UPSC Portal IAS Mains History Solved Papers (2002-2011) by Yagya Nand Jha

    The Pearson CSAT Manual 2013: Civil Services Aptitude Test for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe

    CSAT General Studies For Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013 (Paper 2) bt TMH


    For further details refer the pdf attached below and for Previous Years Question Papers you can refer www.upsc.gov.in
    You can fill the online application form from the official website www.upsconline.nic.in

    Regards...
    Attached Files

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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

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    Dear Sir,

    How can i start to study for entrance exam of UPSC (IAS) ? Which books i refer for preparation for UPSC entrance exam? Suggest me for clear entrance exam for UPSC.

    Reference Books for IAS Examination :-

    ~~ UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam 2011 Syllabus UPSC Portal CSAT Comprehensive Manual by Sachchida Nand Jha
    Publisher: G. K. Publications Pvt. Ltd

    ~~ IAS Prelims/CSAT Civil Services byDisha Experts
    Publications: Disha Publication

    ~~ IAS Civil Service Examinatiion (UPSC) By
    Author: Kumud Ranjan Singh

    ~~ The Pearson CSAT Manual by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
    Publisher: Pearson

    ~~ IAS (Pre.) Solved Papers General Studies by Expert Compilations

    ~~ UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam 2011 Syllabus by Gkp
    Publisher: G. K. Publications Pvt. Ltd




    IAS Entrance Examination Pattern :-



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    Re: How to prepare for IAS exam ? Which books are considered best for the preparation of IAS exam ?

    hi,

    >> You just need to set specific goal and start preparation of UPSC.

    >> For preparation of UPSC please follow these instructions:

    >> Collect NCERT books of Standard 7 to 12th books like Sociology, Geography, History, Indian Constitution and English.

    >> Start Reading of NCERT books

    >> Daily Reading of Newspaper like The Hindu is required.

    >> Regular Reading of Magazines like Chronicle, Yojana, Kurukshetra, India Today and Pratiyogita Darpan.

    >> Daily Watching Of News on TV in English will increase your Vocabulary.

    All the Best


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