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    Which subjects are important for UPSC prelims preparation?

    hello sir/mam
    which subject i have to prepare prelims exam for upsc

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    Kunalroy89 Array
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    Re: Which subjects are important for UPSC prelims preparation?

    For preliminary exam of CS i.e. CSAT, all the main subjects you have studied till 10th are important and necessary.The main among them which have more questions relative to others are Geography,History,Civics,Biology,Physics,Economics and above all Current affairs.You will have test of English and aptitude in CSAT II which will test your English and Mathematics.

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    manojbadoniya Array
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    Re: Which subjects are important for UPSC prelims preparation?

    Dear if you are preparing for UPSC civil service examination then you should focus on following topics for preliminary examination and if you complete these topics and get good proficiency then you may easily score good marks in prelims and get qualified for mains examination

    There will be two papers in the prelims exam as - General Studies and CSAT and each paper has different syllabus and each paper will be conducted in objective type pattern for 200 marks. Qualifying in prelims is compulsory

    Paper I - General Studies : 200 marks - duration 2 hours

    >> Current Events of National and International Importance
    >> History of India and Indian National Movement
    >> Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social and Economic geography of India and the world
    >> Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policies, Rights Issues
    >> Economic and Social Development, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives etc.
    >> General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization
    >> General Science and Technology

    Paper II - CSAT - Civil Service Aptitude Test - 200 marks - duration 2 hours

    >> Comprehension
    >> Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills
    >> Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
    >> Decision-Making and Problem Solving
    >> General Mental Ability
    >> Basic Numeracy - Numbers and their relations, Orders of Magnitude - Class X Level, Data Interpretation Skills - Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency etc.
    >> English Language - Comprehension Skills - Class X Level

    If you will complete these parts of the syllabus then you may easily qualify the prelims examination and you should go to any good coaching and if you do not want to get coaching then you must use various books of different publications and read each book more than 10 times before the examination and keep revising everyday and provide more than 15 hours everyday then your selection will be 100% sure for mains examination and you may use following books in your preparation

    >> Bipin Chandra - History
    >> Romila Thapar - Indian Culture and Ancient History
    >> AC Banarjee - Modern History of India
    >> NCERT - Physical Geography of India
    >> Charles Farrow - India and world Geography
    >> School Atlus - Geography
    >> Khullar - A comprehensive geography of India
    >> NCERT X and further level books - Evolution of Indian Economy
    >> Mishra and Puri
    >> Economic Survey
    >> Social Problem - Ram Ahuja
    >> Social Welfare Magazine - by Ministry of Social Welfare
    >> DD Basu - Indian Constitution
    >> PM Bakshi
    >> Kashyap - Indian Polity and Constitution
    >> Spectrum Books for Science and Technology
    >> NCERT X, XI and XII level books for General Science
    >> India Year Book
    >> Civil Service Times
    >> Civil Service Today
    >> Frontline
    >> Yojana
    >> The Hindu

    All the best

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