UPSC CSE Syllabus
Must have books for UPSC preparation
‘NCERT is the Bible’ when it comes to IAS preparation. Aspirants should always start their UPSC Civil Services preparation from the basic NCERT textbooks. Many aspirants either avoid or skip reading NCERT books, which could be fatal. In fact, many toppers have admitted that they judiciously followed NCERT books for IAS preparation.
Why NCERT Books?
- NCERT books are easily accessible to all the candidates who are preparing for the IAS exam.
- NCERT textbooks are written for school students, so the content written in it is simple to read. They provide the basic information in a simplified format with an easy language, which will be helpful for understanding the basic concepts.
Importance of NCERT Books for UPSC
UPSC has a knack for picking questions directly from NCERT textbooks. Be it Prelims exam or Mains exam, when it comes to a conceptual understanding of the subject, UPSC gives importance to NCERT textbooks only. NCERT books are easily accessible to both rural and urban candidates. Further, they are also readily available online on NCERT website.
The information provided in NCERT books is authentic and reliable.
List of NCERT Books needed for UPSC Preparation
History is an important topic in UPSC IAS prelims and mains examination.This NCERT book list for UPSC exam will help the aspirants to prepare for the exam very well.
This is likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio‐ economic goals, objectives and demands.
Class 9 to 12 NCERT books should be read in detail, with focus on 11th and 12th (of which World Politics, only if time permits).
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