The UPSC IAS Prelims is scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020. The candidates must be already knee-deep in their UPSC IAS preparation 2020. About 12 lakhs apply for UPSC IAS exam, but vacancies are just around 1000 in number every year. While every candidate studies and puts in efforts to cover the vast syllabus of UPSC IAS 2020, the success rate of clearing UPSC IAS exam to be less than 0.01%. It is evident that it is not easy to clear the UPSC civil service exam (CSE). Ultimately, it is the strategy on how to prepare for UPSC IAS 2020 that makes a huge difference in the candidate's success rate. One important factor that determines the quality of preparation is the best books for UPSC IAS 2020 that must be referred by aspirants for right guidance.
The candidates should start with NCERT books that explains the concepts in simple yet clear terms. The candidates can refer the NCERT books from class 6 to Class 12.
As per the exam pattern of UPSC IAS 2020, civil service exam will be conducted in three stages - Prelims, Mains and Interview. The UPSC IAS exam date for Mains stage is from September 18 -23, 2020.
Here is a list of best books for IAS 2020 for Prelims stage for General Studies Paper 1.
Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum
India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
Indian Art & Culture - Nitin Singhania
Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong
The Indian Economy – Sanjiv Verma
Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Environment by Shankar IAS Academy
For General Studies paper 2/ CSAT, the candidates can refer the following books:
Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal
CSAT II – Arihant
Cracking the CSAT Civil Services Aptitude Test with Solved Papers
The second stage is Mains and it requires in depth study within the defined syllabus of UPSC IAS 2020. The candidate should click on best books for UPSC IAS 2020 - Mains to know which books to refer for various General Study subjects and optional subjects.
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All The Best as you have a dream to become an IAS . I suggest you to take B.Sc as there is science stream in your class 11 and 12 . You have many opportunities as you can do M.Sc or PhD after doing B.Sc . You have an opportunity if you fail to achieve your dream of an IAS officer . If you don't get selected for IAS then you have a chance of becoming professor .
Dream to become an IAS but have an other option also in your career . You should work very hard to become an IAS . But concentrate on your degree as Degree is most crucial to become an IAS as without a degree you are not supposed to write the prelims exam .
Hope this helps you .
Hello Aspirant !
I will suggest you to first choose wisely your undergraduate and start preparing from starting itself.
Then , choose your subjects according to your preparation and interest that what subject you will take as an optional subject in your exams
Many people go for subjects in ART stream like bachelor of art with subject like geography , history , political science etc according to your interest .
Also , you can try for humanities.
Hope it helps , if you have further query please feel free to ask !
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