What are the 7 papers of UPSC?
The UPSC Mains round, which is the second stage of the UPSC Exam has nine papers. These nine papers are Compulsory Indian Language, English, Essay, General Studies-1, General Studies-2, General Studies-3, General Studies-4, Optional Paper-1, and Optional Paper-2.
What should I read for UPSC beginners?
India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha. NCERT books: The Complete Package. Indian Polity by M. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra.
Can I crack UPSC by reading only newspaper?
Along with the standard NCERT textbooks and reference books, newspapers provide vital study material for current affairs which is a crucial component of the questions asked in the IAS exam. Aspirants should know that it is not necessary to read the whole newspaper in detail as part of your IAS preparation.
What are the 9 papers in IAS exam?
The 9 papers in IAS Exam (Mains) are as follows: Paper-A (Compulsory Indian Language); Paper –B (English) which are qualifying in nature, while the other papers like Essay, General Studies Papers I, II, III, and IV, and Optional Papers I and II are considered for the final ranking.