How to Prepare the Atlas for IAS Prelims

As I mentioned in the eBook on IAS preparation that map based questions can fetch you 10-15 marks quite easily in the Prelims provided you go through the atlas regularly. But not all books or atlases are equal. I always recommend the Oxford Student Atlas as the best atlas to refer for the civil services exam. As

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8 Recommended Political Science Books for IAS

Political Science is opted by many IAS aspirants as Political Science is a popular subject at the undergrad and post-graduate level. No wonder I receive so many requests to share the most useful political science books for IAS Mains. On this page I suggest the 8 most recommended books for Paper 1 and Paper 2

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Recommended Geography Books for IAS Exam

Geography is a very popular optional subject opted by IAS aspirants in Civil Services Mains exam. The reasons for Geography being a popular optional are the well defined syllabus, its semi-scientific nature, map based questions that are easy to score off. No wonder Geography fetches good marks in the IAS Mains exam. But to score

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Recommended Sociology Books for IAS

Sociology is a popular subject among IAS Aspirants and requires a holistic understanding of the entire syllabus. This post lists the most recommended Sociology books for IAS Paper 1 and Paper 2. Sociology Books for Paper 1 1. Sociology- Themes and Perspectives by Haralambos and Holborn The most definitive and must read book for Paper

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5 Recommended Public Administration Books for IAS

Public Administration is by far the most popular optional for IAS Mains and, naturally, has the highest share of successful candidates among all optionals. One of the reasons for its popularity is the relatively limited and well defined syllabus. Correspondingly the books required are also quite limited, more so for paper 2. So which books

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Books for IAS in Hindi

This page lists the most relevant books for IAS exam in Hindi thus filling an important gap for Hindi medium students wanting to know about IAS Books in Hindi. Note: List of IAS Books in English is also available. Solved Questions Papers and Syllabus for IAS As already stated in this post, you should refer

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Why TMH General Studies Manual is still relevant for CSAT

I recently received a comment on the post Books for CSAT where the valued commenter said that TMH GS Manual is no longer relevant for CSAT preparation. I thought I needed to dispel this misconception as the TMH General Studies guide is somewhat of an iconic reference book for IAS Prelims preparation. Although the Paper

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