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    rahulsonkamble7@gmail.com Array
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    Reference books for CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)?

    hi, i am a teacher i want to crack ias... pls guide me about the csat reference books available for prelims 2013

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    aashisranjan784 Array
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    Re: Reference books for CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)?

    Dear Friend

    CSAT stands for the Civil services Aptitude test.It is the first stages of the civil services examinations which consists of two papers of 200 marks each.First of all here is the pattern along with the important topics:

    List of best books for the CSAT are as below:

    Hope the books will help you in preparation

    all the best


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    Re: Reference books for CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)?

    UPSC Civil Services Exam(CSE) is conducted in 3 stages :

    1.Prelims/CSAT Exam

    2.Mains Exam


    CSAT stands for Civil Services Aptitude Test.
    It is conducted to shortlist candidates for the
    Mains Exam of CSE.
    It consists of two papers of multiple choice objective type question paper.
    The CSAT question papers are is printed in English and Hindi.
    Total weightage for CSAT Exams is 400 marks.

    UPSC Prelims/CSAT Exam Pattern :

    General Studies Paper - I 200 Marks
    General Studies Paper - II
    200 Marks

    Refrence Books for CSAT Exams :

    -Read NCERT Books from school level on subjects like science,history,geography,etc.
    -Read Books for CSAT preparations of good authors and publishers.
    some of them are R.S.Aggrarwal,Tata Mc Graw Hill,Pearsons,etc.
    -Read good newspapers like the Hindu,Economic times,etc.
    -Read good magazines like the CSR,Pratiyogita Darpan,Marnorama Year Book,etc.

    Some Books for refrence are :

    Pearsons CSAT manual 2013 for General studies-Pearson
    Contemprorary India-Veena Das
    Economic dictionary-Colloins
    Indian Economy -Sundram or Misra & Puri

    Our Constitution -Dr. Subhash Kashyap

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    Sushil Kumar Array
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    Re: Reference books for CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)?

    Below are some books which you can refer for Civil Services Exam.
    CSAT General Studies For Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013 (Paper 2) bt TMH
    Geography : 3000 Terms and Concepts With Detailed Explanation For Civil Services Examination 1st Edition (Paperback) By Majid Husain
    Geography (Paperback) By Rajiv Ahir
    IAS Mains General Studies Chapterwise Solved Papers 2011-1997 By Siddarth Mittal
    CSAT Unique Quintessence of General Studies 2013 (Paper 2) by J.K. Chopra
    IAS Prelims/CSAT Civil Services: 18 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Papers (1995-2012) (Paperback) By Disha Experts
    UPSC Portal CSAT Comprehensive Manual: IAS Preliminary Examination 2013 (Paper-2) by SachchidaNandJha
    CSAT Handbook for General Studies: UPSC Civil Services Priliminary Examination 2013 (Paper-1) by KalpanaRajaram
    UPSC Portal IAS Mains History Solved Papers (2002-2011) by YagyaNandJha
    The Pearson CSAT Manual 2013: Civil Services Aptitude Test for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe

    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
    Attached Files

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