UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024: Eligibility, Syllabus & Preparation Tips

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UPSC-CIVIL-SERVICES-EXAM Reference Books

UPSC Civil Services Exam Reference Books 2024

 

UPSC Civil Services Prelims and Mains Reference Books 2024 :

 

General Studies (Prelims and Mains):

 

  • History:
    • Ancient India: Old NCERT by R.S. Sharma, Themes in Indian History, Part -1 (chapter 1 to 6), new NCERT - class 12TH
    • Medieval India: Old NCERT (New NCERT), New NCERT - class 7TH
    • Modern India: Spectrum - a brief history of modern india, Our past - iii, new NCERT - class 8TH, Modern india - old NCERT - class 12TH
  • Geography:
    • NCERT Geography textbooks (Classes 11th and 12th)
    • India: A Regional Geography by Khullar
    • Oxford Atlas for India
  • Polity and Governance:
    • Indian Constitution by D.D. Basu
    • Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.C. Jain
    • India's Politics by M. Laxmikanth
  • Economy:
    • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
    • Economic Survey (Latest)
    • Budget (Latest)
  • Science and Technology:
    • NCERT Science textbooks (Classes 10th to 12th)
    • India Year Book (Science & Technology)
  • Current Affairs:
    • The Hindu or Indian Newspaper, Yojana Magazine & PIB Releases
    • Vision IAS Current Affairs monthly magazines
    • InsightsIAS current affairs compilations

 

Additional Subjects (Mains only):

 

  • Optional Subject: Choose an optional subject based on your interest and expertise. Refer to specific books recommended for chosen optional subjects.
  • Essay Paper:
    • The Hindu Editorials
    • Yojana magazine
    • India Today and Frontline magazines
    • Manorama Year Book

 

Important Resources:

 

  • Previous Years' UPSC Question Papers: Analyze past papers to understand question types and exam trends.
  • UPSC Official Website: Refer to the official website for the latest syllabus, exam pattern, and notifications.
  • Online Resources: Utilize online platforms like InsightsIAS, ForumIAS, and Vision IAS for study materials, mock tests, and discussions.

 

Remember:

 

  • Focus on understanding concepts rather than rote memorization.
  • Practice answer writing for Mains exam.
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Stay updated on current affairs and important national and international issues.
  • Maintain a consistent study schedule and manage stress effectively.
  • Seek guidance from mentors or coaching institutes if needed.

 

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