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The IAS Mains syllabus has completely changed from 2013 onwards. Now there are four
General Studies (GS) papers of 250 marks each. Now, out of 1750 marks in written papers,
GS papers alone account for 1000 marks or 57% of the written total. When such high
importance is given to General Studies, you need to prepare all the four papers quite well
to score good marks in Mains. This post lists the recommended books for GS mains papers
along with a short explanation on why you should read a particular book.
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Note: You can find Recommended Books for Prelims here
Books for GS Paper 1
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
History Books
Indias Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
Facets of Indian Culture by Kalpana Rajaram (Spectrum)
A New Look At Modern Indian History by BL Grover
India Since Independence by Bipin Chandra
A History of the Modern World: An Outline by Ranjan Chakravarti
Indias Struggle for Independence and New Look at Modern Indian History cover the period
from 19th century to Indias independence. Both books are required since the former
presents the entire period in the proper perspective and narrative while BL Grovers book
lists the various acts and reforms during the British period in point-wise format which is
easier to grasp and reproduce in the Mains paper. I recommend you get both the books.
Facets of Indian Culture is a short but precise book on Indian culture and heritage
topics.Answers to 2, 3 and 5 mark questions on this topic can be easily located in this book.
India Since Independence covers the period from 1947 to present times and is authored by
Bipin Chandra, renowned author on Modern Indian History.
A History of the Modern World deals with World History topics including French and
Industrial revolutions, World Wars and accompanying political changes in the world.
Geography Books
Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
Indian and World Geography by Majid Hussain
NCERTs of class XIth and XIIth
Goh Cheng Leons book is a must-read book for Physical Geography for Mains as well as
Prelims. You can expect questions testing your knowledge of Geography basics from this
book.
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Indian and World Geography by Majid Hussain is another recommended book for
economic geography and World geography topics.
Book on Development, Participation, Secularism, Women Issues
India: Development and Participation by Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze
This is the best book I can recommend for authoritative understanding of the above issues.
Since questions relating to development and its costs will be more analytical than factual
Amartya Sens book will help you develop the critical understanding to tackle this tricky
topic.
Books for GS Paper 2
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)
Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap
Our Parliament by Subhash Kashyap
Governance in India by M Laxmikanth
International Relations in the 21st Century by Pushpesh Pant
Our Constitution is the recommended book on Indian Polity for Mains as well as Prelims. Its
explanatory as well as analytical writing style is well suited for Mains.
Our Parliament is also authored by Subhash Kashyap and explains all the parliamentary
processes, committees and procedures in detail.
Governance in India by Laxmikanth is a good book to get an overview of the administrative
setup in India. It has detailed chapters on civil services as well apart from state and union
governments, legislative bodies etc.
International Relations by Pushpesh Pant is a recommended book to understand Indias
relations with the international community, its foreign policy, various regional
organizations and changing dynamics in South Asia.
Books for GS Paper 3
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and
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Disaster Management)
Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Indian Economy Performance and Policies-Uma Kapila
Economic Survey
Environment & Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management by
Majid Hussain
Science & Technology for Civil Services Examinations-TMH
Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh is a must-read book for Mains as well as Prelims to
understand the basic economic concepts. Before you delve into analytical concepts, you
should know the fundamentals of Indian economy and related economic terms; this book
does this job really well.
Uma Kapilas book focusses on the current economic issues and is updated almost every
year. Very good book for analysis of current economic issues and tackling related
questions in the GS paper.
Economic Survey of India released by the Finance Ministry every year before the budget
presentation is a must-read book for Mains as well as Prelims. Questions directly related to
the economic survey have been asked in the Mains GS papers in the past and you just
cannot ignore this vital book without losing precious marks.
Environment and Ecology by Majid Hussain is a one-stop book for all issues related to
environment and ecology including disaster management in India; for both Mains as well as
Prelims. Highly recommended book.
Science and Technology by TMH will help you to tackle S&T questions in the GS Paper 4 and
the book is updated with the latest developments in the field of S&T that is of relevance
from civil services exam perspective.
Books for GS Paper 4
(Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)
Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao
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GS Paper 4 focusses on ethics and integrity in civil services and your aptitude for it.
Questions in this topic are far from straight forward and will test your resolve to serve the
country without fear or favour or consideration for personal profit. Subba Raos book not
only helps in understanding of ethics and integrity concepts but contains several case
studies to prepare you for questions based on this topic.
Further Reading
Apart from these recommended books for GS Mains for IAS, you should also read news
articles and editorials from newspapers like Indian Express and The Hindu. Also you should
stay updated with the latest development in the field of Science and technology, Ecological
issues, International Relations, Polity, Economic developments through online and offline
news sources.
If there are other books you feel can help cover the GS Mains syllabus, do let everyone
know in the comments below.
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TAHIR AHMED MAJID - August 31, 2011
Thnx Sir, for dz books. Sir kindly publish d books for Geog mains at the
earliest. I need dm d most. Thank you for d books once again.
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karthikeyan - January 9, 2012
Hello, Sir.
I am beginner and i am very serious about my career. The
books which you have mentioned is quite usefuli just started
preparing for Civil Service, How much would it require to
prepare and to appear for exams. I have set a target for 2 years.
I have not determined but i have to make sure i crack it at the
right time. I have chosen Geography and Sociology as my
Optional. Heard that Geography is TOUGH? Is that so? What
about Political compared with Geography. Please guide me sir.
Thank u..
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sri - June 9, 2012
anyone sugest me book for indian culuture aspect for GS
MAINS.. .
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Sidharth - March 30, 2013
Pls give details on how to prepare for the paper on ethics
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Lazylord - April 12, 2013
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Will have to post an article on it
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aishwarya - June 30, 2013
sir pls post the aticles for gs paper 3 and paper 4
soon
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Lazylord - July 4, 2013
Ok will do that soon
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Jyoti - September 1, 2011
Hi Sir. thanx for such nice info. plz advise if D. D basu in polity is ok
for polity or should i skip to Subhash Kashyap. And if Pratiyogita
darpan magazine is fine with mains point of view
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kislay - September 2, 2011
hallo jyoti didi,
d.d. basu is an indespensable book for the analytical study for
the constitution of india,esp. for the optional paper Pub. Ad.s
point of view and G.S.s mains ,too. as far as Dr. subhashs book
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is concerned ,it is more conceptial than anylitical w.r.t. D.D.
Basus one. now it depends on you from which perspective you
are studying the topic.but aggregately, Dr. Subhashs book is
more than sufficient for preparation of the topic CONSTITUTION
OF INDIA for C.S.E..
Pratoyogita Darpan is very nice magzine but a bit voluminous.so
i request you to go for Civil services chronical due to its section-
wise & coincise presentation of the contents as required by
CSEs syllabus.
with best wishes
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JAGJIVAN NAIK - September 1, 2011
Hello Sir, thank you for the wonderful information provided by you for
the IAS aspirants. Sir, can you provide some strategy for preparation
of physics and chemistry optionals?
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SHYAM - September 3, 2011
@kislay or @lazylord:
anyone plz help me on how to prep for CS prelims GS paper.i
am very much confused about it and i am not able to figure it
outplz help me on the same i really really need this
information asap.apart from magazines and newspaper..how
to prep for other topics his,geo,sci and all..plz suggest me
sthng.
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Sweta kothari - March 2, 2012
hello sir this is sweta i will be appearing for cs prelims in
2012 may but i have started preparing for the exam right
now only and i have no idea how to start studying for it
and which books to refer and i also want to know that is it
enough to start studying just before 2 maoths for this
exam kindly guide me plzz
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Lazylord - March 10, 2012
Hi Sweta,
If you have no idea then attempt Pre in 2013. As far
as preparing goes, get the books mentioned for
Prelims here
http://books.iaskracker.com/books-for-csat-prelims
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Mayur Patel - September 1, 2011
Thank you vary much for giving the list of books for public
administration . ..
And I want to ask that I am pursuing Mechanical Engineering degree
and I want to be IAS officer any how and I make choice for optional are
Pub. Ad and Mechanical Engineering.
My problem is there by help of you I get all the material regarding to
GS and Pub. Ad but troubling to find out Mechanical Engineering.
So will you help me to me get,
1>Books for Mechanical Engineering
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2>Previous year question papres
Willing for reply . ..
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kislay - September 2, 2011
her highness / his mijesty
gd morning
there is no mentioning of the ARTS & CULTURE section.should i
consider it to be less important from examination point of view and so
i may please to skip this section ?
also there is no elaboration of the PAPER-2 for GS . though there is a
tag attached with for the same but i am not finding the requiste .i
have, in past, requested you to kindly elaborate the source of
information in light of the degree of vastness of the information
associated with a typical contemporary issues of paper-2.
expecting you to kindly reply
sincerely
k.k.
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sangeethapriya - September 14, 2011
It is better to read CSAT paper1 then go for general studies
main after result. otherwise i should start reading both prelims
and main from now onwards. reply me
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Nareen - April 3, 2012
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Dear Sir,
Could you please suggest some books to study Hindi and
Philosophy for the mains examination?
Thank you
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kiran - September 2, 2011
Hello sir, Is it fine if i refer M laxmikants book for polity for GS mains
instead of subhash kashyap?
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Shailendra - February 14, 2012
Dear Sir,
Please advise me for the books on management and geography
as optional subjects for Mains.
Regards
Shailendra
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TAHIR AHMED MAJID - September 4, 2011
Sir, i would like 2 know d relevance of INDIA YEARBOOK & ECO. SURVEY,
in PRELIMS as well as MAINS. & WHICH CHAPTERS should be studied
4m d above mentined Books?
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mont - March 3, 2012
hi sir,
its a wonderful job u r doing. But i wanna ask u dat whether
people hv been successful afta going thru dese books or not. if 1
reads dese books, v vl hv every man as IAS den??
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Lazylord - March 10, 2012
Well Mont,
Its not true that every person was successful after
reading these books but its certain true that most
successful people read these books
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SHYAM - September 5, 2011
@kislay or @lazylord: I have general studies manual of vajiram and ravi
2010 edition..now should i buy the new edition 2011 of the same or i
can continue with the old edition. Plz suggest me as soon as possible
as i am planning to buy the new edition.Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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ishan - September 13, 2011
Sir,
Plz tell me which books to refer for psychology n anthropology as
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optionals??????
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simmi - October 5, 2011
uhmm..! i am in 8th class. and wish to be an IAS offficer.. but..! for it we
have to study like hell.. and i am not soo good in studies..! and rilly
want to be an IAS officer ! :/ ..!
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Shaif Tazir - May 2, 2012
Dear Sir , this is regarding History book for prelims , i simply
heard Bipin chandra initially and got book titled history of
modern india by Bipin Chandra , do i have to rely on any other
book . I never read book other than this .
Shaif
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sapna - October 28, 2011
Hello sir,
I am giving CSAT exam in 2012 and my question is w.r.t GS-Economics.
Per your suggestion, if I am buying Economics Survey, which year
should it be 2010-11 or 2011-12..? Since the exams will be held in 2012,
will the questions be asked from 2011-12?
Thanks & regards,
Sapna
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Aamir lone - November 4, 2011
thanks 4 dis guidance & motivation sir,..:)
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BIDESH DAS - December 18, 2011
thank u sir..
but i would like to know that, most probably the IAS pattern will be
changed from 2013. so in that case, in that case how should we
prepare. i am going to appear in this exam in 2013.
in that case the books that mentioned above, is sufficient or not?
i shall be highly obliged if you give us your valuable suggestions.
thank you sir.
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deepak rai - January 19, 2012
hi sir thx for ur help n guiding us.my querry is same AS BIDESH
DAS
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sindhu.ksv - April 16, 2012
Good morning sir,this is Sindhu from Hyderbad.Thank you for
providing excellent information regarding the books which are
useful in the preparation of CS mains GS exam.The books
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mentioned here are really very helpful for the CS aspirants.
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Lazylord - January 29, 2012
Ancient and Medieval History is not asked in GS Mains. Only 2 mark
questions from Indian culture are asked for which you can get any 2-
Markers available in market
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Sneha - May 22, 2012
Hello Sir,
I wish to attempt the Civil services in 2013. I have not enrolled for any
coaching, hence your website / blog are extremely helpful to me.
I am a Life sciences student and am already 24 yrs old, is it too late to
attempt the exam? I am really keen to clear civils but due to above
factors feel doubtful about my chances and capability. Please give
your opinion.
Thank you
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Komal Meena - May 29, 2012
You are Awesome , sir ji . Tonnes of thanks for the informative posts
m/
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anurag - May 30, 2012
Sir
Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestions..
I have one drawback: I cannot learn anything without writing it down
and hence it takes a lot of time for me to prepare for any exam.I am
just seeking your advice/opinion on how i can resolve this problem.
Regards
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Lazylord - June 7, 2012
Actually your habit is good as you gain valuable writing practice!
It could be that you know you will write down things so
subconsciously you dont focus that much when reading it.
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anurag - May 30, 2012
Sir
Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestions..
I have one drawback: I cannot learn anything without writing it down
and hence it takes a lot of time for me to prepare for any exam.I am
just seeking your advice/opinion on how i can resolve this problem.
Regards
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Lazylord - June 7, 2012
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Actually your habit is good as you gain valuable writing practice!
It could be that you know you will write down things so
subconsciously you dont focus that much when reading it.
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neha - June 6, 2012
thanks for suggestions.But i am a just 12th passed student so may i
get a direct contact for clearing my doubts.Actually i live in outskirts
area of my town and no one is there for me in my family as a moral
and metal booster.plz help me.i am in great need.
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Lazylord - June 7, 2012
Please use this blog and Facebook Page for regular guidance. I
am sorry I cannot provide one to one guidance.
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neha - June 6, 2012
thanks for suggestions.But i am a just 12th passed student so may i
get a direct contact for clearing my doubts.Actually i live in outskirts
area of my town and no one is there for me in my family as a moral
and metal booster.plz help me.i am in great need.
Reply
Lazylord - June 7, 2012
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Please use this blog and Facebook Page for regular guidance. I
am sorry I cannot provide one to one guidance.
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Diwaker - June 6, 2012
Is History of Modern India By Bipin Chandra good for history?
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Lazylord - June 7, 2012
Go with Indias Struggle for Independence. It is more
comprehensive than the book you stated.
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Diwaker - June 6, 2012
Is History of Modern India By Bipin Chandra good for history?
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Lazylord - June 7, 2012
Go with Indias Struggle for Independence. It is more
comprehensive than the book you stated.
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archita - June 7, 2012
After going through this piece of information, i feel the author has a
very clear understanding of not just the books but the general
attitudes of the fresh ones.
its is a concise and well articulated information and one always needs
just the right material to prepare.
thanx
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Lazylord - June 7, 2012
Thanks Archita!
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archita - June 7, 2012
After going through this piece of information, i feel the author has a
very clear understanding of not just the books but the general
attitudes of the fresh ones.
its is a concise and well articulated information and one always needs
just the right material to prepare.
thanx
Reply
Lazylord - June 7, 2012
Thanks Archita!
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Diwaker - June 10, 2012
I want to take Management as an optional subject..If you can suggest
most relevant books for this it would be great.
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Diwaker - June 10, 2012
I want to take Management as an optional subject..If you can suggest
most relevant books for this it would be great.
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parth - June 29, 2012
thank u sir for the information
i dont get free ebook..i register it 3 timesbut i dont get it
reply plz
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Lazylord - July 4, 2012
I have sent the eBook again and again. Just copy and paste the
link in the email
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parth - June 28, 2012
thank u sir for the information
i dont get free ebook..i register it 3 timesbut i dont get it
reply plz
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Lazylord - July 4, 2012
I have sent the eBook again and again. Just copy and paste the
link in the email
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birdy - June 29, 2012
Thanks for the wonderfull information.
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birdy - June 29, 2012
Thanks for the wonderfull information.
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Shishir L K - July 6, 2012
thank u for the information sir.. recently there are quite a no. of
questions in environment sectioni have studied Erach Barucha
published by UGC commission for undergraduate students.but i like
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to go thru some more books.can u recommend some more books
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Lazylord - July 21, 2012
Keep abreast with newspapers, magazines, online reading, MYB
and IYB
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Shishir L K - July 6, 2012
thank u for the information sir.. recently there are quite a no. of
questions in environment sectioni have studied Erach Barucha
published by UGC commission for undergraduate students.but i like
to go thru some more books.can u recommend some more books
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Lazylord - July 21, 2012
Keep abreast with newspapers, magazines, online reading, MYB
and IYB
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vin - July 11, 2012
Hi . please suggest how to prepare for General studies mains which
covers all the topics especially Economics
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vin - July 11, 2012
Hi . please suggest how to prepare for General studies mains which
covers all the topics especially Economics
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disqus_7RtmwA15pP - July 17, 2012
Hi, very useful article. Can you suggest some other book in place of
Datt & Sundaram, with good content like it, but with a bigger font. I
have serious problems reading small font, and Datt and Sundaram
challenges me on that. I greatly appreciate its content though. I find
Misra and Puri is not being so good as Datt in content.
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disqus_7RtmwA15pP - July 17, 2012
Hi, very useful article. Can you suggest some other book in place of
Datt & Sundaram, with good content like it, but with a bigger font. I
have serious problems reading small font, and Datt and Sundaram
challenges me on that. I greatly appreciate its content though. I find
Misra and Puri is not being so good as Datt in content.
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Aspirant - July 20, 2012
hello sir
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Sir i want to crack ias examination with maths n geography as an
option so u r requested to (plz plz ) tell me important books for maths.
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Aspirant - July 20, 2012
hello sir
Sir i want to crack ias examination with maths n geography as an
option so u r requested to (plz plz ) tell me important books for maths.
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jai - August 3, 2012
is ncert of 12th class is necessary for csat especially maths ?
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jai - August 3, 2012
is ncert of 12th class is necessary for csat especially maths ?
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sunita - August 3, 2012
dear sir,
suggest me best books for civil engineering and math
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sunita - August 3, 2012
dear sir,
suggest me best books for civil engineering and math
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aspirant - August 7, 2012
plz sir suggest me the best books for maths
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aspirant - August 7, 2012
plz sir suggest me the best books for maths
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Amit kumar - August 9, 2012
sir i want to take chemistry in english language and history in hindi
language in civil services exam, can i do that?
please mail me on
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Amit kumar - August 9, 2012
sir i want to take chemistry in english language and history in hindi
language in civil services exam, can i do that?
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veer - August 17, 2012
Dear Sir
Is all this books also available in Hindi medium ???
Please specify their names too if yes
Thanks
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Lazylord - August 22, 2012
Most of the books are available in Hindi medium also. Search
Flipkart.com for the same.
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veer - August 17, 2012
Dear Sir
Is all this books also available in Hindi medium ???
Please specify their names too if yes
Thanks
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Lazylord - August 22, 2012
Most of the books are available in Hindi medium also. Search
Flipkart.com for the same.
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tanya singla - August 31, 2012
sir plz tell me are these books sufficient for both gs mains papers plz
do reply
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ashish - September 2, 2012
sir,
you havent recommended any book for indian culture and ancient
india in the history part
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kk - October 3, 2012
Kklook there are neg aspects in all profession but will we stop going
to work because of it? Similarly in ias tooyes we deal with some bad
politicians but cmonpeople will we stop fighting if its a family
member is being hurt? Similarly with the country just like something
is better than nothing ..,if my honest service cn reduce even 1% of
corruption is nt it great ?? Atleast its better than sitting n watching no?
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kk - October 3, 2012
Kklook there are neg aspects in all profession but will we stop going
to work because of it? Similarly in ias tooyes we deal with some bad
politicians but cmonpeople will we stop fighting if its a family
member is being hurt? Similarly with the country just like something
is better than nothing ..,if my honest service cn reduce even 1% of
corruption is nt it great ?? Atleast its better than sitting n watching no?
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sunil - December 8, 2012
thank u for valuable information. Im a pharmacy graduate-
2011,Allahabad. I took IAS-2012 pre without coaching & serious prep &
did well in CSAT but not in GS. Qualified SSC-CGL 2012, hence not
prepared for GS. how should i prepare? should i join coaching,which?
should i leave CSE 2013 & aim 2014?
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Swati - January 17, 2013
Hi!
Modern Indian History by Grover has lots of chapters, all of which I
dont think is necessary for preparation. What do you think?
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nirja - February 15, 2013
when is the prelims exam applications available?
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dharmendra - March 6, 2013
send me new pattern of ias mains syllabous
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radhika - April 4, 2013
sir,
I needed help finalising an optional subjecti am a dentistso would
it be wose to choose medical science as my optional subject??
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Lazylord - April 12, 2013
Yes it should. However pls go through the syllabus to ascertain
if it is for you.
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Kesav - May 29, 2013
Hello Sir,
Can you please shed light on latest GS changes and books to read for
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those?
Regards,
Kesav
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ramya - June 25, 2013
Hi sir,
Im ramya.Ive completed B.tech in ECE.Now im working as software
engineer in a mnc.My aim is to crack civils and to become an IAS
officer.Im in a great confusion how to start preparation and books
required for dat.U have provided very useful information regarding
books and all.Thanks for that.Im in confusion ,which optional subject
ive to select for mains.can u please guide me in selecting optionals??
Thank you
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Lazylord - July 4, 2013
Its better that right now you focus on Prelims. Once you have
some grasp of the Pre, you will know what to choose for mains
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deepthi - July 19, 2013
Sir iam a medico and aspiring to become an ias so can u guide me
whch books a re mostly preffred for prelimes 2014 and for gs mains
and what is the way to prepare well to thes exams
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Chaitanya - July 31, 2013
Hello, i am preparing for IAS 2014, I want to buy this Book Indian
Economy : For Civil Services Examinations 5th Edition TMH, should i
wait for next edition or this is the latest edition ?
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A.RAMYA - January 4, 2014
sir , i am taking psychology for mains name the books for psychology
and ncert books for psychology. what books can i prepare for gs
mains and english plz help me sir and i need some tips i am waiting for
ur answer
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Vimlaksh - January 5, 2014
I will post books for mains soon
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Prashant - February 13, 2014
Sir, i want to take history & political science as a optional cause i liked
it, but my friends say its irrelevant Bec both of them r vast , in
preparation , is that true, it take more tym to complete as u say smart
work , what to do..??????
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Vimlaksh - February 16, 2014
Hello,
In the revised Mains pattern, you just have to select one
optional subject and not two.
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mratyunjay singh - March 23, 2014
u r great ,,,,,,,,,god will help you def
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VISHAL OJHA - March 27, 2014
thanks sir you r genius!!!!
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Vimlaksh - April 13, 2014
Thanks for the compliment
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aviral ojha - March 27, 2014
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hello sir,
this is aviral and im preparing for my interview for ias .
please help me with some quest that can test my knowledge.
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Vimlaksh - April 13, 2014
Hello Aviral,
This post will give you some ideas:
http://iaskracker.com/expected-questions-ias-interview-2014/
All the best for ur interview
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nazia - April 14, 2014
Sir,
I m working as a bank po n wish to appear in upsc 2015. Just came
across ur site n found it immensely useful. Much of my confusions r
gone now n hv found the ryt path.
Though its too early but m confused in selecting optional ppr apart
from public adm. I m an MCA graduate. Should i go for geography or
sociology? n kindly suggest list f books fr sociology ppr.
Thx in advance.
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Vimlaksh - April 15, 2014
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Hello Nazia,
You need to select just one optional subject now as the syllabus
has changed and not two. Socio books are listed here:
http://iaskracker.com/sociology-books-for-ias/
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nazia - April 15, 2014
ok dats a grt news.. so shud i go for public
administration?
could u plz give me d complete list of pprs for mains?
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riya kansal - April 26, 2014
Hi sir
I am undergraduate now in b.com 2nd year.. I have hardly 1 year for
my cse exam..l want to know how I have to prepare for my pre exam of
ias..
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V K SINGH - April 29, 2014
Dear
sir, For your valuable information
plz suggest some books for geo(mains) and supplementry of ncert for
history, geography, and polity
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anita - May 7, 2014
sir ,i am very much confused about the pattern of upsc exam please
help
what i understood after going through internet is-there will be a
prelim exam which consist of four papers (250) marks each,after
qualifying these the candidate is allowed to take mains exam ,in which
we have to select one optional paper..is it right sir?? kindly help
what is the diff between gs prelims and gs mains??
waiting for your kind help
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sangeethapriya - September 14, 2011
sir reply me psycology main books
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Samridhi Jindal - October 19, 2011
Hi everyone!! I want to give paper of CSAT 2012, for that I want to know
about books needed and books for HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY (mains).
Please reply..
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Adnan - January 29, 2012
please write something on how to study economic survey effectively
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as it contains huge amount of data
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sindhu.ksv - April 16, 2012
Sindhu:Sir,can u please tell me the books which one should refer for
LAW????
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sri - June 9, 2012
anyone sugest me book for indian culuture aspect for GS MAINS.. .
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tanya singla - August 31, 2012
sir plz tell me are these books sufficient for both gs mains papers plz
do reply
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ashish - September 2, 2012
sir,
you havent recommended any book for indian culture in the history
part
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