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How to Prepare for IAS? Syllabus and Recommended Books?


i want to prepare ias but i don't know anything about it. please guide me about books, syllabus etc
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Hello friend,
A graduate in any discipline is eligilbe to appear for the IAS exam conducted by UPSC.
Now, cracking the exam depends upon your preparation and hard work. The examination is divided into two stages.
Preliminary exam
Main exam

But from the upcoming year, the preliminary exam will be replaced by civil service aptitude test and the pattern of main exam is supposed to remain the same.
An aptitude test is designed to check the candidates intelligence, reasoning sence, arguementative capacity, aesthatic sense, analytical ability and command over a language.
The main exam comprises of compulsary and optional subjects.
The compulsary subjects for the Main exam are one Indian language, English, Essay and General studies.
Following are the optional subject from which one can select any subject depending upon the area of expertise.
Agriculture Mathematics, Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Science, Mechanical Engineering Botany, Medical Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Civil Engineering, Physics, Commerce,Political Science ,Economics ,Psychology Electrical Engineering Public Administration, Geography, Sociology, Geology, Statistics, Indian,History, Zoology,Law.

Apart from working on the aptitude test, you must try to work hard on the compulsary subjects and try to select optional subject depending upon your strength and interest in particular subject. There are many books available in the book stores for IAS preparation. You may also enroll yourself to a coaching centre for better results.
For further information, you must visit the official website of UPSC.
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12th November 2010, 02:59 PM
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Join the chankya pariwar mandal or Yashada they give guidance for this.and for syllabus go through site www.upsc.gov.in .
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plz tell me which books followed ias mains telugu literature and english language papers
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please tell me which books followed ias mains chemistry
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what is the upcoming syllabus of IAS prelims and mains...plz let me know i am waiting
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Each and every personnel will have their own style of preparation...

so you should follow your own style..

I can only just suggest you some tips how to prepare..

->first strongly determine that you're going to get a rank in the coming exam

->do research on syllabus pattern and paper pattern

->sit for preparation before 6 months (If you're average student like me)

or else 3 months is sufficient.

->make your preparation plan in to three parts

->part 1 total syllabus

->part 2 revision of total syllabus

->part 3 practice tests of three parts..

->finally attempt your exams with confidence

thats all if your are perfect in planning and implementation you will get a good rank according to your desire.

syllabus for this is uploaded in a txt file below click on it for more details.

best regards

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what will b the subjects on which a dental student can give the IAS exam?
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pls tell me reference books for IAS?
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the best books for ias prliminary
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who useful book for history ias main?
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hello ,i am an electrical engineering student could you tell me the recommended books for it?
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I AM SENDING U SOME BOOK OF CHEM.
Gaseous state, Thermodynamics, Phase rule, solutions, Colligative properties, Electro Chemistry, Catalysis, Colloids - Principals of physical chemistry - Puri, Sharma & Pathawa
Chemical kinetics - Advance physical chemistry - Gurdeep Raj
Photo chemistry - A text book of physical chemistry (Vol. - IV) - K.L. Kapoor
Advance physical chemistry - Gurdeep Raj.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Bonding and shape of organic molecules, Stereo chemistry of carbon compound - Reactions and reagents - O.P. Agarwal
A guide to mechanism in organic chemistry - Peter Sykes
Rest all the chapters - A text book of organic chemistry - Bahl & Bahl

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Atomic Structure - Principle of physical chemistry - Puri, Sharma & Pathwa
Advance inorganic chemistry - J.D. Lee
Chemical Periodicity, Chemical bonding,Coordination compound - Selected topics in inorganic chemistry - Maden, Malik, Tuli
Theoretical principles of inorganic chemistry - G.S. Manku,
Extradiction of metals, Principle of inorganic chemistry - Puri, Sharma, Jauhar.
Rest all the chapters - An advance inorganic chemistry - J.D. Lee
Pollution and its control - A text book of environmental chemistry and pollution - S.S. Dara.
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I AM SENDING U SOME IMPORTENT BOOKS NAME RELATED TO VARIOUS PRE SUB.
Preliminary IAS (General Studies)

Subject Indian History
Good books
History books of Classes XI and XII - NCERT
Freedom Struggle (NET) - Bipin Chandra




Subject World Geography - including Indian Geography
Good books

Principles of Geography (Class XII-Part I, II)
General Geography of India (Class XII) Part I - NCERT
Geography of India - Resources and Regional Development Part II (Class XII) - NCERT
Physical Geography - Leong
Atlas



Subject Indian Polity
Good book

Introduction to Indian Constitution - D.D. Basu Related


Subject Indian Economy
Good books

Evolution of Indian Economy - NCERT
Indian Economy - Dutt and Sundharam.
Indian Economy - Mishra and Puri

Subject General Science
Good books

NCERT books on Science.
Science and Technology supplements in the Newspapers and magazines.

Subject Current Events of National and International importance.
Good books

One major National Daily - Either The Times of India or The Hindu.
Newsweeklies like India Today or/and Outlook
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who useful book for history ias main?
I AM SENDING U SOME IMPORTANT BOOKS NAME FOR HISTORY IAS ;
1. What is History E.H. Carr
2. Historian's Craft Marc Block
3. The Past and the present Lawrence Stone

Ancient India
1. Ancient India (NCERT) Prof. R.S. Sharma
2. The Wonder That was India A.L. Basham
3. Ancient India - An Introductory Outline D.N. Jha
4. History of India, Vol. I Romila Thapar
5. Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India
R.S. Sharma (only Conclusion)
6. Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India R.S. Sharma
7. Indian Feudalism R.S. Sharma
8. Ashoka & Decline of the Maurya Romila Thapar
9. A History of South India K.A. Nilkantha Sastri
10Ancient India and Indian Archaeology Archaeological Survey of India
Medieval India
1. Medieval India (NCERT) Satish Chandra
2. Medieval India (Macmillan) Satish Chandra
3.The Wonder That was India (Vol.2) S.A.A. Rizvi
4.The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 Irfan Habib
5.The Mughal Empire J.F. Richards
6.Urban Dynamics H.C. Verma
7.The Marathas Gordon
Modern India
1.Modern India (NCERT) Bipan Chandra
2.Modern India (Macmillan) Sumit Sarkar
3.Anatomy of the Raj (PPH) Suhash Chakravarty
4.The Raj Syndrome (Penguins) Suhash Chakravarty
5.VAID's Fundamentals of History Series
a.Administrative History Pravin Kumar
b.Constitutional History Pravin Kumar
c.Social History Pravin Kumar
d.Freedom Struggle Pravin Kumar
6.Peasant Movements in India D.N. Dhanagare
7.India's Struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra and others
8.Gandhi B.R. Nanda
9.Gandhi Judith Brown
10. Freedom Struggle (NbT) Bipan Chandra & others
World History
1.The story of Civilization, Vol. 2 (NCERT) Arjun Dev
2.Contemporary World History (NCERT) Arjun Dev & others
3.The Mainstream of Civilization Strayer, Gatzke & Harbison
4.Western Civilizations Burns & others
5.Industry & Empire E.J. Hobsbawm
6.Age of Revolution E.J. Hobsbawm
7.Age of Capital E.J. Hobsbawm
8.Age of Empires E.J. Hobsbawm
9.Social basis of Democracy & Dictatorship B.J. Moore
10.Europe Since Napoleon David Thompson
11.Europe Since 1815 W.C. Craig
12.Europe Since 1870 James Joll.
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hello ,i am an electrical engineering student could you tell me the recommended books for it?
YES I AM SENDING U SOME IMPORTENT BOOKS FOR THAT ELECTRICAL ENGG. ITS HELP TO YOU FOR PREPARING IAS MAINS EXAM .
ELECTIRCAL BOOK
Modern Central Engineering - Ogata
Electrical Technology - Thereja
Electrical Power - Star
Physics of Semiconductor Devices - Sze
Automatic Control System - Kuo
Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics - Rao
Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating System - Jordan & Balmain
Integrated Circuits - D. Roy Choudhary
Network Analysis - Valkenbury
Basic Current Analysis - Murthy
Electromagnetic Waives and Field - R.N. Singh
Control Systems Engineering - Nagrath Gopal
Semi Conductor - Nagchoudhary
Principals of Electronics - V.K. Mehta
Radio Engineering - G.K. Mithal
Circuit Analysis Gupta
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ias exam i should write in tamil
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sir,plz suggest me some books for medical science..n m nt medical student m nursing student n i have interes for this sub so m confused bcoz syllabus is vast n i av not other choice what to do?plzhelp me
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Academic Eligibility for IAS Exams

A degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a Deemed University under the UGC Act, 1956, or an equivalent qualification.
Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. All such candidates who qualify to appear for the Civil Services Main Examination must produce proof of having passed the said examination along with their application for the Main Examination.
The UPSC may in exceptional cases treat a candidate without the foregoing requisite qualification as an eligible candidate if he / she has passed an examination conducted by other institutions, the standard of which justifies his / her admission in the opinion of the Commission.
Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned authority of the University / Institution that they have passed the final professional medical examination. At the Interview stage they must then produce a certificate from a competent authority that they have completed (including internship) all the requirements for the award of the Medical Degree.


Other Eligibility Conditions for IAS Exams

(1) Nationality
i. Only Indian nationals are eligible for IAS and IPS.
ii. For other services a candidate can be either of the following:

a. a citizen of India,
b. a subject of Nepal,
c. a subject of Bhutan,
d. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
e. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire or Zambia with the intention of permanently settling in India. Candidates belonging to either categories of b., c., d. or e., must produce an eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India. Those who belong to either of b., c., or d., categories are not eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.



(2) Age Limit
i. A candidate must have attained 21 years and not be over 30 years on August 1 of the year of examination.
ii. The upper age limit is relaxed in specific cases as mentioned below:

a. upto a maximum of 5 years if the candidate belongs to SC/ST.
b. upto a maximum of 3 years if the candidate belongs to Other Backward Classes.
c. upto a maximum of 5 years if the candidate had been domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989.
d. upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled during hostilities with foreign countries or in a disturbed area and consequently released.
e. upto a maximum of 5 years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on August 1 of the year of examination and have been released:
on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from August 1 of the year of examination) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or
on invalidment.
f. upto a maximum of 5 years in the case of ECOs / SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment (5 years Military Service) as on August 1 of the year of examination and whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years. Such candidates will have to provide a certificate from the Ministry of Defence stating that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on a notice of 3 months, upon selection, from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
g. upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidates.

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S.No. Name Author / Publisher

1 An Introduction to the Constitution of India D.D.Basu
2 Perspectives on Indian Constitution Edited by Subash Kashyap
3 Biology for VIII-X Std NCERT
4 Physics for VIII-X Std NCERT
5 Chemistry for VIII-X Std NCERT
6 Anatomy & Physiology for Nurses Courses Evelyn Pearce
7 Know your body Reader's Digest
8 An Evolution of Indian Economy I.C.Dhingra
(Sultan Chand & Co)
9 Indian Economy Dutt & Sundaram
10 Economic Survey of India Government of India
11 General Principles of World Geography Charles Farro
12 Monsoon Asia Charles Farro
13 Physical Geography of India for VII - XII Std NCERT
14 Any Good School Atlas
15 Ancient India for VII-XII Std NCERT
16 Medieval India for VII-XII Std NCERT
17 Modern India Bipin Chandra
18 History of Modern India A.C.Banerjee
19 The Hindu & Times of India Newspapers
20 Frontline and Political & Economic weekly Periodicals
21 Yojana & World Focus Periodicals
22 Statistical Methods S.C.Gupta
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sir,plz suggest me some books for my ias mains preparation because i have selected geography and public administration for my preparation.
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HOW MANY SUBJECTS IN IAS PREPARATION
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Which subj is better to choose?
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can a bds student appear for the ias and pcs exam?
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Hi,

Which NCERT books are required to study for UPSC preparation?Can you please list them by each subject. Also please let me know if I should refer to old/new editions?
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i want to prepare ias but i don't know anything about it. please guide me about books, syllabus etc
Dear friend,

IAS stands for Indian Administrative Service.

It is regarded as one of the most respectable and prestigious job in India.

Every year lakhs of candidates appear for this exam and among them only few get selected for IAS job.

About 1000 candidates get selected for IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS, etc. posts by UPSC.

Since, IAS is very tough exam, so you need to work very hard for this exam.

You will have to crack three stages to qualify IAS Exam i.e.

>> Preliminary Exam (CSAT Exam)


>> Mains Exam



>> Personal Interview


Some of the good books for the IAS Pre Exam preparation are:



Governance in India for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper - I) 1st Edition (Paperback) by M. Laxmikanth
Price: Rs. 236


General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examinations (Paper - 1) (Paperback) by Manohar Pandey
Price: Rs. 866


Geography of India 4th Edition (Paperback) by Majid Husain and 1 more variant
Price: Rs. 303
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