Starting to prepare for IAS Exam, Guide me please…


Starting to prepare for IAS Exam, Guide me please...


aap chronology, cronical, aur chankaya civil service today , ek baar padkar dekhiye aapko bahut help milegi aur aap net pe website dekhiye aur successful logo ke youtube per video dekhiye ....ncert 8th to 12th all subjects is very very most redable syllabus and also the hindu news paper bhi aapki tarah hi tyari shuru kar raha hu....aapke pass koi guide ho to please share me....sabse important English per acchi command rakhiye....jaihind


avi 2m NCERT and IGNOU ki books follow kro..

And ek newspaper like THE HINDU , OR TIMES OF INDIA follow kro and ek magazn like cmpetetion success...

Regularly parho and take some guidance from the people who prepared for it and succeed, u can also follow the website and see the previous years question papers


Start with Indian Polity- Started with DD Basu nd then Subhash Kashyap by NBT.

Then “Perspectives On Indian Constitution” edited by Subhash Kashyap.

Indian Constitution At Work (NCERT Class XI textbook in political science, newer syllabus) Politics in India since Independence( NCERT Class XII textbook in political science, newer syllabus) Democracy in India: Issues and Challenges (NCERT Class XIIth textbook in Political science, older syllabus) Democratic politics (NCERT Class Xth, newer syllabus) Modern History- Began with ‘Modern India’ by Bipin Chandra, supplemented by ‘India’s struggle for Independence’ by Bipin Chandra, Mukherjee, Panikkar.

Spectrum’s book on Modern India For Ancient India, :::-- ‘Ancient India’ by R.S.

Sharma (a wonderfully concise book where every single word is important) and supplemented sparsely by ‘TheWonder that was India’ by A.L.


For Medieval India, Satish Chandra’s two volumes on Medieval India quite sufficient.

Apart from this, another famous standard text is ‘An Advanced History of India’ by Majumdar, Raychaudhuri and Dutta.

Geography Mapping has come out to be a real challenge in recent years.

The strategy to handle India map question is again practice.

What one should do is to practice map everyday for one hour.

Start from mountains first day, then rivers, then waterfalls and then important cities and so on.

Also mark important places which are in news from news paper.

Regular practice of mapping will make you more confidant.

Go through atlas also Magzine 'Geography and you' is must read, ‘Geography And You’ is available in printed as well as PDF format.

For general geography and world geography the same wizard book on geography will be more than sufficient.

Special editions on these topics are published in Competition Wizard magazine which can be helpful for quick revision (only for prelims) Indian Economy Special Issue by Pratiyogita Darpan especially for prelims.

For reference- Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri.

International affairs/ Bilateral Issues- Contemporary World Politics( Class XIIth NCERT) International relations chapters in the book Democracy in India: Issues and Challenges (NCERT Class XIIth textbook in Political Science, older syllabus) Science and technology Science and technology section is very vast and unpredictable.


Whatever can be covered from newspapers should be done.

Defence, environment, nuclear and space science are some important sections which need special emphasis.

Monthly Magzines Pritiyogita Darpan (PD), Competition wizard and Civil services times Newspaper : The Hindu.


Nisha Gothari:

I think You have to start afresh...

and if u suggest her so many things then it will prove counter productive.

Start from the basic books and then let it go otherwise syllabus kabhi khatam nahi hoga...