HOW TO PREPARE FOR UPSC PRELIMS?

Aspirants are required to prepare a comprehensive strategy for General studies so that every topic of the syllabus is covered and creating potential chances for clearing prelims.  

Aspirants advised to focus on the subject-wise approach of General Studies Paper-1 of Preliminary examination. 

HOW TO PREPARE INDIAN POLITY? 

The importance of Indian Polity has been increasing year by year in UPSC prelims and mains examinations. If we analyse the previous year papers of General studies paper-1 in CSE prelims, there are few important topics of Indian polity which are frequently being asked like constitutional developments, fundamental rights, fundamental duties and directive principles of state policy, union government, Indian judiciary, list of various amendments in the constitution, Panchayati raj, federalism structure of India and election process etc.  

This part of the syllabus can be covered from 

INDIAN POLITY 

Laxmikanth 6th Edition 

BIAS polity explained 

HOW TO PREPARE HISTORY ? 

If we analyse the previous year papers of General studies paper-1 in prelims, the toughness level of the questions from the Indian History part has been continuously increased. 

Though most of the questions are asked from freedom struggle part, the sources of the questions are not defined. 

The history part of the syllabus can be covered from  

ANCIENT HISTORY OF INDIA 

 

 

MEDIEVAL HISTORY OF INDIA 

 

 

MODERN HISTORY OF INDIA 

Old NCERT RS Sharma 

Themes in India Part I 

 

OLD NCERT SATISH CHANDRA 

Themes In India Part II 

A brief history of Modern India Spectrum Publications  

India's struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra  

NCERT Bipan Chandra  

Themes in Indian History Part III 

Spectrum  

 

HOW TO PREPARE GEOGRAPHY? 

In UPSC prelims preparation of the Geography portion, the majority of the questions are asked from Indian geography followed by General geography and world map. 

This part of the syllabus can be coved from- 

GEOGRAPHY 

Fundamentals of Physical Geography Class XI NCERT  

India: Physical Environment Class XI NCERT  

Fundamentals of Human Geography Class XII NCERT  

India: People & Economy Class XII NCERT  

Certificate Physical & Human Geography GC Leong 

BIAS Geography notes and maps 

 

HOW TO PREPARE ECONOMICS? 

If we analyse the previous year papers of General studies paper-1 in prelims, most of the question of Indian Economy are asked from Industry, Agricultural production, Exim Policy, Money and Banking, Public Finance, Economic Reforms, National Income, International Economic Forums and few aspects of International Economy.   

In recent years, the number of questions being asked from this section has been increased. Most of the questions are being asked from basics and current affairs. 

This part of the syllabus can be coved from- 

ECONOMY 

Indian Economy Ramesh singh  

Macroeconomics NCERT Class XII  

Indian Economic Development NCERT Class XI  

Economic Survey Selective reading from Prelims perspective  

The Hindu / Business Standards Newspapers 

BIAS ECONOMY NOTES 

 

HOW TO PREPARE ENVIRONMENT?  

In the recent years, the importance of the Environment section has increased to an immense level. The number of questions from this section a varying from 15-30 in recent years. 

This part of the syllabus can be coved from-  

ENVIRONMENT  

Shankar IAS Material  

BIAS Environment Notes 

HOW TO PREPARE GENERAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY? 

General Science part is divided into- Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Science and Technology. Every year around 10-15 questions are asked from this section. 

This part of the syllabus can be coved from- 

General Science 

Science & Technology 

 NCERT books 

 Current affairs 

 

HOW TO PREPARE CURRENT AFFAIRS? 

Current Affairs plays a crucial role in the entire process of Civil services examination. In UPSC preliminary exam, the number of questions from this section are significantly high. Questions asked are whether direct or linked with the static part of the syllabus. Read news papers(The Hindu/Indian Express) daily, follow BIAS daily current affairs which covers The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB LS & RS TV news. 

 

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