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    Strategy to study/prepare for General Science paper 1 & 2 of IAS exam? Which books should I refer for the same?

    IAS Exam
    Can you please tell me the study strategy for General science Paper I and II (IAS Exam). I am also confused about the books to be referred for the same. I also request you to guide me and give some study tips for the current affairs and essay. How can I improve and update my knowledge which is very important for a candidate taking up IAS exam? Please Help!!!

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    May 2013

    Re: Strategy to study/prepare for General Science paper 1 & 2 of IAS exam? Which books should I refer for the same?

    Dear Aspirant

    You must know the syllabus of both paper 1 and paper 2.
    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).

    For completing these topics you may follow these books
    Upkar Analytical Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
    IAS Prelims/CSAT Civil Services:18 years Topicwise Solved Questions,Disha Publications
    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)
    For improving your general knowledge start reading newspaper.It will keep you updated about current affairs.Read Partiyogita Darpan also.

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