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UPSC IAS Anthropology Books 2024

UPSC IAS Anthropology Books 2024

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on Feb 14, 2024 05:56 PM IST | #UPSC CSE

Candidates preparing for UPSC Anthropology as an optional subject must refer the UPSC 2024 Anthropology books to strengthen their preparation. With the help of books for UPSC Anthropology 2024, candidates can know the important chapters of UPSC Anthropology syllabus here from which questions are asked and difficulty level in the UPSC IAS exam.

Along with the UPSC Anthropology best books 2024, candidates also refere the previous year IAS question papers for more effective preparations. UPSC CSE Anthropology Books 2024 written by different authors contains important topics of Optional Paper 1 & 2 of UPSC IAS 2024. Applicants can also make their IAS study plan to cover UPSC Anthropology syllabus on time. For more details about UPSC Anthropology books 2024, candidates can check the article given below.

UPSC Anthropology Books 2024

The UPSC Anthropology optional subject is one of the popular subjects among the Civil Service aspirants. Candidates can check the all important topics asked in the IAS exam from the UPSC Anthropology best books. Applicants can check all the important concepts and important notes to qualify the UPSC CSE 2024 exam. For more details about, Candidates can check UPSC Anthropology 2024 books from the tables given below.

UPSC Optional Anthropology Books

UPSC Anthropology Books/Subjects


Anthropology Theories

Makhan Jha’s

Physical Anthropology

P.Nath / S.Das

Indian Anthropology

R.N Sharma / Nadeem Hasnain

Fossil Evidence

S Das

Social Anthropology


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UPSC Anthropology Optional Books

UPSC Anthropology Books/Subjects


Tribal India

Nadeem Hasnain

Xaxa committee report State, society and tribes

Virginius Xaxa

An Introduction to Anthropological thought ( Theories)

Makhan Jha


Ember and Ember

An Introduction to Social Anthropology

D.N.Majumdar & T. N. Madan

Indian Anthropology

Nadeem Hasnain

UPSC IAS Syllabus 2024

Candidates preparing for IAS 2024 should check the UPSC IAS syllabus before proceeding their IAS preparation. With the help of IAS syllabus for prelims and mains, candidates can know about the important topics and chapters, from which questions are usually asked in the UPSC CSE 2024 exam. Along with the IAS 2024 syllabus, candidates can also check the UPSC best books for their effective preparations. The IAS syllabus, also contains the UPSC Anthropology optional syllabus for both paper 1 and paper 2.

UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2024 - For Prelims & Mains

Check the UPSC IAS exam pattern for prelims and mains in the table below.

Exam name

Civil Services Exam (UPSC CSE)

Exam mode


(Preliminary - MCQ-based)

(Mains - Descriptive Mode)

(Personality Test - Interview in front of board members)

Exam stages

Prelims exam

Mains exam


Total papers

Prelims: 2

Mains: 9

Marking scheme

Paper 1: +2 marks

Paper 2: +2.5 marks

Negative marking: One-third of marks allotted to each question

Exam Duration

Prelims: 2 hours (Each paper) total 4 hours

Mains: 3 hours (Each paper) total 27 hours conducted across various days

Type of questions

Prelims: Objective type

Mains: Subjective type

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UPSC Anthropology Optional Preparation Tips

Candidates must check the preparation tips for UPSC Anthropology given below.

  • Make a study plan to complete the Anthropology syllabus on time.

  • Go through UPSC optional Anthropology Books

  • Check IAS 2024 Anthropology syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly

  • Make Anthropology optional short notes for revision

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the selection process of IAS 2024?

The IAS selection process 2024 comprises prelims exam, mains exam and personal interview.

2. What is the age limit to apply for IAS 2024?

Candidates between 21 to 32 years can fill the IAS application form 2024.

3. What are the credentials required to download the IAS admit card?

Candidates can download IAS admit card 2024 through their registration number and date of birth.

4. How is the IAS result 2024 released?

UPSC IAS result 2024 is released in PDF having roll numbers of all the qualified candidates.

5. When is the IAS 2024 application expected to be released?

The IAS application form 2024 has been released on February 14, 2024.

6. What is the UPSC IAS 2024 exam date?

The IAS 2024 prelims exam will be held on May 26, 2024.


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  • Bachelor's degree from any recognised college.
  • Age between 21-32; with some relaxation for reserved categories.
  • Citizen of India ora subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came to India, to permanently settle here before January 1, 1962, or People of Indian origin who migrated from Uganda, Burma, Pakistan, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

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Yes it will be considered because Bachelor in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (BASLP) is a 4-year degree course . It is a multi-disciplinary profession with core subjects including speech pathology, language pathology, and audiology.

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The main subjects for the UPSC Exam are Indian Politics, Indian Economy, International Relations, Science and Technology, Geography, History, Environment and Ecology, and related Current Affairs . There are 25 subjects and 23 literature optional that one can choose from in addition to this..

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Hello aspirant,

With the help of the IAS Answer Key 2024, applicants can estimate their potential score for the IAS preliminary exam, learn about the various IAS question types, gauge the exam's difficulty, and much more.

To get the answer key, you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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The syllabus of these papers includes subjects like Modern Indian History, World Geography, International Relations, Indian Economic development, Disaster Management and Ethics, Aptitude and Integrity . To know all the subjects in detail, you can check UPSC syllabus 2024 for CSE in the given link below ;- .

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