The UPSC paper is becoming complex each year and there is a growing myth that the syllabus incorporates ‘everything under the sun’. We have seen students slogging year after year and making there preparation more complex and harder. There is a deluge of material available online that aspirants continue to download and keep it as repository, with a belief that they will go through it someday. Alas ! that day does not arrive. We have also noticed that aspirants have tendency to ignore basic books like NCERT for UPSC and jump directly to mainstream books. (GC Leong, Laxmikanth etc.).
The KISS principle — Keep It Simple Stupid
“Don’t make the process harder than it is.“ — Jack Welch
The solution lies in keeping your preparation as simple as possible. There is certain key ingredients that will ensure success in the UPSC/PCS exam. The key basic ingredients are as follows:
- Studying NCERT for UPSC books thoroughly.
- Studying (not reading) one national news paper daily (The Hindu, Indian Express – Explained and editorial section).
- Making concise notes.
- Taking tests and answer writing to check your conceptual clarity.
- Revise, revise and revise.
(PS: You need supplementary material for cracking UPSC)
Why NCERT for UPSC?
When we talk about various competitive exams in India, particularly for government jobs, NCERT for UPSC books become the building blocks for the edifice of your preparation. Infact for PCS examination NCERT books are more then enough (UKPCS, UPPCS). Even the renowned books that are available in the market are derivative of these NCERT. (both old and new NCERT).
Moreover, the NCERTs have been scientifically written. The level increases gradually with every class. They are very easy to comprehend with the narrative woven around the concept.
Which NCERT for UPSC to study?
|6th||History: Our Past|
Geography: The Earth Our Habitat
Polity: Social & Political Life I
|7th||History: Our Past – II|
Geography: Our Environment
Polity: Social & Political Life II
Science: Science – Class VII
|8th||History: Our Past III – Part I & II|
Geography: Resource and Development
Polity: Social & Political Life III
Science: Science – Class VIII
|9th||History: India and the Contemporary World-I|
Geography: Contemporary India – I
Polity: Democratic Politics Part – I
Science: Class IX
|10th||History: India and the Contemporary World – II|
Geography: Contemporary India – II
Polity: Democratic Politics Part – II
Science: Class X
Economics: Understanding Economic Development
|11th||History: Themes in World History|
Ancient India (class XI) by RS Sharma
Medieval India (class XI) by Satish Chandra
Fundamentals Of Physical Geography
India- Physical Environment
Economics: Indian Economic Development
Sociology: Understanding Society
Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work
An Introduction to Indian Art
Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)
|12th||History: Themes in Indian History|
Modern india by Bipin Chandra
Fundamentals Of Human Geography
India – People & Economy
Economics: Introductory Macroeconomics
Free NCERT gist-summary pdf
How does ORACLE IAS cater to NCERT for UPSC?
NCERT have been incorporated in the pedagogy method of ORACLE IAS from its inception. We cover all the NCERT for UPSC stated above in our class curriculum. Apart from that weekly tests are also conducted based on NCERT books.
- Foundation batch: NCERT for UPSC class 6 to class 9.
- Advance batch: NCERT for UPSC class 11 and 12 + supplementary material and books
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