IAS Training Centres play a big role in preparing for the civil service examination
The civil service examination or the Union public service commission examination is a national examination to select candidates for the postings of civil servants ranging from various departments. These examination are conducted in two stages. One is the entrance or the preliminary where the examination is objective while the next is the main examination which involves essay type questions. Once the candidate qualifies these two stages, there is the final personal interview test. Once a candidate is successful in all the three, he becomes a civil servant. The postings of Civil servants range from the Indian administrative service, Indian police service, Indian Foreign Service and so on. The Union public service commission examination is considered as one of the most challenging exams of India. The preparation of Union public service examination is not very easy. It requires a lot of hard work apart from focus and planning. The UPSC study materials used in the preparation of the examination are not just one, It has to be referred from many materials. There are many good IAS Coaching Centers in Chennai who suggest materials for each of the examination.
Preliminary UPSC Study material suggested from IAS coaching centers in Chennai
The preliminary examination consists of two papers carrying two hundred marks each. It is called as the general studies paper one and two. The questions are objective in nature where multiple options of answers will be given for selection of the correct answer. The Score in the preliminary examination is just a qualifying examination, and the score Is not considered for the final rank. The UPSC will select the candidates who are qualified to the main examination based on the minimum qualification criteria of thirty three percent in Paper two and total qualifying marks for paper one is subject to the discretion of the commission. The syllabus for Paper one are:
History of India and INC ( Indian National Moment)
Geography- India and world
Indian governance and Policy
Current events of National and International Importance
Economic and social development, sustainable development, social development, demographics, social sector etc.,
General issues which does not need specialization
The syllabus for paper two are:
Comprehension, Logical reasoning, decision making, analytical reasoning, problem-solving, general mental ability, Basic numeracy, Interpersonal skills inclusive of communication skills.
The books suggested for preparation are Indian Economy, Indian Year Book, UPSC Prelims General Studies, Indian Geography Author: Majid Husain, Previous years solved papers. Lakshmikanth Indian Policy, ICSE class nine and ten environmental books, Indian Budget, Economic survey, GS mentor. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh, Indian Struggle for Independence, Indian Art and culture, Indian after Independence, Ghanshyams revision notes CSAT fundamentals, CSAT previous papers, CSAT comprehensive study materials CSAT Manuals, etc.,
UPSC Study Materials For Mains Suggested by IAS Training Centers
A student’s position in the civil service examinations depends entirely on the score secured in the main examination and personal interview. The main exam has a total of one thousand seven hundred and fifty marks while interview consists of two hundred and seventy-five marks. The main examination consists of total nine papers where the two papers are to be written by the candidate and the score to qualify is again decided by the union public service commission.
The qualifying papers are Indian Language which can be selected by the candidate according to his preference and comfort and English language for about three hundred marks each.
The other papers are :
Essay for two hundred and fifty marks, General Studies One, two three and four for two hundred and fifty marks each, Paper six and seven are optional subjects of two hundred and fifty marks each.
The general studies comprise of topics from Indian heritage, history, geography, governance, constitution, policy, social justice, international relations, ethics, aptitude, and integrity.
Some Reference Books recommended by Best IAS Academy in Chennai
GS Score Mains, India after Gandhi, Various materials for Indian society, Pax Indica by Shashi Tharoor, Handbook on India’s International relations, Governance in India, world focus, Ignou Ethics, Vajiram Ethics Materials, Ethics class notes, GK Today, Shankar IAS Environment , UPSC Civil Services Mains, GP Score UPSC Mains, Indian economy handwritten notes by topper, World focus March 2017, challenge and strategy rethinking etc.,
These books are also available online, therefore you can easily get them when you search them in civil service coaching centers websites.