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    What all books should I start referring in graduation level for IAS exams preparation?

    Hii....i m RAJAT....i hav just passd 12 in march 2011....i am taking coachng 4 iit in kota nw....i m willing to be an IAS officer......iwant to knw hw i can prepare 4 ias from nw onwards as i hav 5 years in getting eligible for it...what all books i shud start reffering from nw....i m intrested to choose chemistry is it ok...what books for chemistry....

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    RSJ Array
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    Re: What all books should I start referring in graduation level for IAS exams preparation?

    Friend, it is the high time to start preparing for the Civil Service Examination right now.You have to make a balance in the studies of graduation level as well as preparation for the Civil Service Examination.You can refer following books while preparing for the Civil Service Examination:# UPSC Portal CSAT - Comprehensive Manual by Vivek Kumar Singh# UPSC Portal CSAT General Studies Question Bank (Solved Papers) by Sachchida Nand Jha# UPSC Portal General Mental Ability Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability by Sachchida Nand Jha# CSAT Drcision Making Problem Solving & Interpersonal Skills by Prem Shankar Jha# CSAT General Studies for Civil Service Preliminary Examination by TMH# UPSC Portal: Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

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    Re: What all books should I start referring in graduation level for IAS exams preparation?

    In first few weeks of preparation:

    1. Indian History - India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra; NCERT Books ( XI & XII )

    2. Geography - Spectrum

    3. Indian Polity - DD Basu, Constitution of India by Bakshi

    4. Indian Economy - 11th & 12th Books (NCERT), Pratiyogita Darpan Special Edition

    5. General Science - Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide Books of 9th and 10th Standard.

    6. Mental Ability - Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal

    7. Current Affairs - Some magazines and Newspapers

    8. India- Yearbook Published from Publication Division

    Some newspapers/ *magazines you may count in:
    i. The Hindu/The Times of India
    ii. Frontline
    iii. Civil Service Chronicle
    iv. Chanakya
    v. Competition WIZARD
    vi. Civil Services Today

    Guides You may Like to Read:
    1. Tata McGraw Hill for GS
    2. Arihant for CSAT
    2. Spectrum
    3. Unique
    Topic Wise Reference On GeneralStudies

    Books on Indian History & Culture:
    NCERT (+ 2 level) Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India.
    Publication Division : Gazetteer of India (Vol 2 : History & Culture)
    Gandhi Nehru Tagore & Ambedkar Gopal Krishna
    Bipin Chandra - Modern India
    A.C.Banerjee - History of Modern India Raghavan Aiyer Mahatma Gandhi .

    All the Best.

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