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    Is it possible to crack IAS exam without coaching? If yes let me know the best books for general studies and Commerce & accountancy?

    Hi Folks

    Is it possible to crack IAS exams without taking Coachings?
    I reside in an urban place in Assam where there is no IAS coaching classes.Is it possible for me to take IAS exam by self preparation.If so do let it me know the books for General Studies and Optional Studies(Commerce and Accountancy).A phone call to discuss the same will always be apprecited.My contact number is 9207080040.


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    niks7 Array
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Re: Is it possible to crack IAS exam without coaching? If yes let me know the best books for general studies and Commerce & accountancy?

    Dear Aspirant

    Civil service examination has been designed in such a way that non-coaching student can easily crack it.Civil service exam requires continuous study in a planned and systematic way.You know prelims exams consists of only two paper that is General Studies and paper 2 consisting question of English comprehension,Aptitude reasoning and DI

    Similarly main examination consists of essay ,four papers of general studies and optional paper which you might have already studied in your graduation.So go through previous years questions understand the type questions ,see the syllabus ,according buy books and go through them.

    You may follow these books for General Studies
    1)NCERT 9th-12th (History,Geography,Indian Polity and Economics)
    2) Introduction to Constitution of India by DD Basu
    3) Indian Polity for Civil Service Examination by M laxmikant
    4) Our Parliament by Subash Kashyap
    5) India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
    6) History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra

    For commerce and Accountancy

    (1) Advanced Accountancy : Sums from B.Com Text Book + Theory – any standard test book.
    (2) Cost Accountancy : - S. N. Maheshwari OR C. A. Module
    (3) Income Tax : - Vinod Singhania
    (4) Financial Management :- Khan & Jain or any other standard text book
    (5) Audit : C. A. Modules
    (6) A/c CBSE – XI Standard
    (7) A/c Standard – Tax manual
    (8) IIMS Paper Set Question Bank
    (9) Business O & G – Y.K. Bhushan
    (10) Audit – CA-Ph-II
    (11) OR / OT - L.M. Prasad
    (12) Co. Law - M. C. Kutchal + Munish Bhandari (CA)


    (1) Organisastion & Management : - L. M. Prasad
    (2) Industrial Relations : - Dhanpatrai & Sons publication – Suri

    All the best

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    Mohit Bansal Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Bhucho Mandi

    Re: Is it possible to crack IAS exam without coaching? If yes let me know the best books for general studies and Commerce & accountancy?

    dear aspirant,

    UPSC Conduct Civil Services Exam for the post of IAS. You can apply for the exam while appearing in final year of graduation or after completing graduation.

    Yes, Sir you can crack the Exam without Coaching. For Civil Services Exam you have to prepare hard and concentrate on Basic concepts.

    According to new rule you have to choose only one optional subject from the list of given optional subject for Civil Services:

    List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
    (i) Agriculture
    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    (iii) Anthropology
    (iv) Botany
    (v) Chemistry
    (vi) Civil Engineering
    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy
    (viii) Economics
    (ix) Electrical Engineering
    (x) Geography
    (xi) Geology
    (xii) History
    (xiii) Law
    (xiv) Management
    (xv) Mathematics
    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
    (xvii) Medical Science
    (xviii) Philosophy
    (xix) Physics
    (xx) Political Science and International Relations
    (xxi) Psychology
    (xxii) Public Administration
    (xxiii) Sociology
    (xxiv) Statistics
    (xxv) Zoology

    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:

    Attachment 13430 Attachment 13431

    Attachment 13432 Attachment 13433

    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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