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Which book should I start first for UPSC?
However, according to the weightage and simplicity of the syllabus, it is best to start with Indian Polity NCERT books for UPSC. In your first reading, try to understand the basic concepts, and then in the second reading, you can make your own notes. You can also skip the note-making process of NCERT books for UPSC.
Is NCERT enough for UPSC?
NCERT books are a must for the IAS exam. However, candidates should also refer to subject-specific books (e.g. Indian Polity by Laxmikant) and keep tabs on current affairs.
How can I study for UPSC at home?
Understand the UPSC pattern and procedure first. Go through the UPSC syllabus thoroughly. Start reading a few books and watch video lectures online for a few basic subjects like polity, history, geography, etc. Read the newspaper regularly.
Can I skip Ncert for UPSC?
It is recommended that candidates go through the NCERT books as the information available is not just comprehensive but also reliable. Textbooks from class VI to XII can be of great use for both prelims and mains examination. Read Further: Complete List Of NCERT Books Needed For UPSC Preparation.
What are the 7 papers of UPSC?
General Studies I. General Studies II. General Studies III. General Studies IV. UPSC Optional Subjects. UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practise.
Is 1 years enough for UPSC?
Contrary to what many think, it is possible to crack the UPSC IAS exam with one year of preparation.
Can I prepare for UPSC by myself?
One of the biggest myths about the civil services examination is that home-study or self-preparation does not give the desired outcome when it comes to cracking the IAS Exam. Over the years, many IAS Toppers have emerged successful who solely relied upon studying at home and dedicating more time towards self-study.
Is 4 hours of studying enough for UPSC?
1) An aspirant may not be able to concentrate fully for the entire 5 hours; hence there will be gaps, 2) An aspirant has to study GS, optional, current affairs, etc., every day, and to divide the 5 hours, may not be effective. Hence, an aspirant should try to put at least 7-8 hours every day and gradually increase it.
Can I top UPSC without coaching?
Yes, one can clear the IAS exam without coaching. But may not be ‘everyone’. It depends on his/her efficiency in self-study. If you are good at self-study, you can clear UPSC CSE without any classroom coaching.
Can I give UPSC without maths?
Mathematics as an Optional Subject in UPSC IAS Mains. Is Math compulsory for UPSC? Maths is not so necessary but you are going to become an IAS so you have to know mathematics up to a certain extent. UPSC Prelims paper which is known as CSAT comprises questions from reasoning.