How to prepare for Civil Service Examination???
How to prepare for IAS Exam???
Notes for IAS Exam???
Books for IAS Exam???
We will discuss it in some Steps
Step 1:Know the level of difficulty
As you all know to become an IAS or IPS is not a simple task, every year more than 10,00,000 people fill examination form and an approx 4,50,000 students appear but only 15000 clear the prelims and 3000 mains then at the last stage of examination that is Interview only approx 1000 get the dream job.
It does not mean that you can not be in the final list. Your name can be in selection list but it requires lot of hard work, determinacy and as well as luck….. luck is a small factor…very small…. but never forget if you are trying to get something, trying to achieve something then you can face failure but do not forget “failure is just first step to become successful”
Actual I am not trying to demotivate you by talking about luck and failure but I have to talk because I want you to do proper homework about all the good and bad things about you and your goal….no one can say that you will not become an IAS/IPS and no one can say that you will become an IAS/IPS….It is only you who can judge yourself so make sure that you can do it or not??
Step 2: Keep yourself motivated
Once if you have decided that you can, then trust me one day you will achieve your goal but meanwhile do not forget that-
Nanhi Chiti Jab Dana Lekar Chalti Hai
Chadhti Deewaron Par Sau Bar Phislati Hain
Man Ka Viswas Ragon Mein Sahas Bharta Hain
Chadhkar Girna Girkar Chadhna Na Akharta Hain
Akhir Uski Mehnat Bekar Nahin Hoti
Koshis Karne Walon Ki Har Nahin Hoti
Step 3: Find out that you need coaching classes or not
You can join any coaching or you can do it with self-study but personally I will suggest you to join any good coaching because teacher can not be substituted in any study.
And if you are going to prepare with self-study then do not think you are alone .. I am with you along with the several people who are supporting students in his preparation so let us talk about the examination-
Step 4: Know the subjects you have to study
- Indian Polity
- Current affairs
But we can further divide History in two parts-
- Arts and culture
- History(Ancient, Medieval & Modern)
And Geography in two parts-
Let us discuss subject wise-
Step 5: Analysis each subject separately
Arts and Culture:
In this subject you will always feel which book I should read I will suggest selected chapters of Nitin Singhania but current affairs plays an important role here because most of the questions come from current affair so do not bother about book just focus on current affair.
Books suggested by toppers-
- Bharatiya Kala Evam Sanskriti – Nitin Singhania
History can be boring for anyone but in civil service preparation, it is interesting because you will have to analyze the thing, you do not need to remember years but you need to know reasons behind the things, nature of society and leaders for certain time period. one should go through NCERTs (do not bother about old and new) and after this reference book like Bipin Chandra and Satish Chandra.
Books suggested by toppers-
- History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra.
- India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra.
- India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma.
- History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra.
- From Plassey to Partition – A History Of Modern India
- India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (For Mains Examination)
- Adhunik Bharat Ka Itihas – Bipan Chandra.
- Aadhunik Bharat Mein Vichardhara Aur Rajniti– Bipan Chandra.
- Pracheen Bharat Mein Bhautik Pragati Evam Samajik Sanrachnay– R.S. Sharma.
- Madhyakaleen Bharat Rajniti, Samaj Aur Sanskr– Satish Chandra.
- Palassi Se Vibhajan Tak Aur Uske Baad– A History Of Modern India
- Bharat: Gandhi ke Bad – Ramchandra Guha (For Mains Examination)
Here we are talking about Geography not Geology and I want you to search difference between the both but after reading this article… HAHA…. So Geography is the only subject which can be covered 90% from NCERTs and ATLAS, but for your AATMA KI SHANTI you can read G.C. Leong to reach approx 100% and there is no need to read any other book.
Geography is a concept based subject and 20-25 mindmaps are sufficient to solve question in Prelims as well as Mains examination but do not try to skip ATLAS it will be harmful for your preparation
Toppers usually do not suggest more books for this subject (*If they do not have Geography as Optional subject).
- 7th edition Geography of India – Majid Husain.
- Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. New October 2017 Edition
- Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong.
To Be Continued…