NCERT notes PDF – 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:

  1. Studying NCERT for UPSC books thoroughly.
  2. Studying (not reading) one national news paper daily (The Hindu, Indian Express – Explained and editorial section).
  3. Making concise notes.
  4. Taking tests and answer writing to check your conceptual clarity.
  5. Revise, revise and revise.

(PS: You need supplementary material for cracking 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?


6thHistory: Our Past

Geography: The Earth Our Habitat

Polity: Social & Political Life I

7thHistory: Our Past – II

Geography: Our Environment

Polity: Social & Political Life II

Science: Science – Class VII

8thHistory: Our Past III – Part I & II

Geography: Resource and Development

Polity: Social & Political Life III

Science: Science – Class VIII

9thHistory: India and the Contemporary World-I

Geography: Contemporary India – I

Polity: Democratic Politics Part – I

Science: Class IX

Economics: Economics

10thHistory: India and the Contemporary World – II

Geography: Contemporary India – II

Polity: Democratic Politics Part – II

Science: Class X

Economics: Understanding Economic Development

11thHistory: 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

Indian Culture:

An Introduction to Indian Art

Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)

12thHistory: Themes in Indian History

Modern india by Bipin Chandra


Fundamentals Of Human Geography

India – People & Economy

Economics: Introductory Macroeconomics

Free NCERT gist-summary pdf 

For NCERT notes PDF polity gist-summary click here

For NCERT notes PDF history gist-summary click here

For NCERT notes PDF geography gist-summary click here

For NCERT notes PDF Science gist-summary click here 

For NCERT notes PDF Economics gist-summary click here 

For NCERT notes PDF Sociology gist-summary click here


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.

NCERT notes pdf

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