When approaching an important exam like IAS, both Prelims and Mains, it’s very important to be updated with what’s going on. Also, to score well, it’s mandatory to refer to some great books, refer to papers of previous years, and most importantly follow toppers of the tribe.
But how many books are too many books? You see, it’s not just about the IAS exam but every other entrance exam that can boost your career, would require you to put in that effort. But when you actually sit down with those too many books you bought based on every other person’s suggestion, you realize that you don’t have the amount of time you need to complete those pile of books that you got yourself and slowly, without you knowing, you fall into the trap of hard work instead of smart work.
So instead of reading all the materials and mugging up answers, you can rather listen to what the toppers have to say and follow their verdict with adding ways that work just fine for you.
Now with the IAS exam already being a journey, and having so much on your plate, it can get difficult to keep up with everything all at once. So, we got your back.
This book is considered as the Holy book for Indian Polity and Constitution. What makes this book everyone’s favourite is it’s way of simplifying its complexities, which means, it simplifies difficult concepts into easy-to-understand- ways which makes it easy to comprehend.
This book is currently in its 6th edition, and it’s best advised to buy the new edition in case of you have the 5th edition, because it’s always a great idea for aspirants to be updated with their subjects.
Features and benefits that make this book the best!
This is yet another, one of the famous books, students refer to, when it comes to revising Indian economy. It is very a great book with very lucid explanation. Very easy to comprehend and the best part covers the whole syllabus so that you don’t have to go around referring to10 different books for 10 different topics.
Features and benefits of this book include:
1.Modern India History- Spectrum
2.Ancient: Tamil Nadu Textbook, 11th grade
4.Ancient Culture: Nitin Singhania
The features include:
Base Book of GC, NCERTS, Oxford School Atlas
These would be more than enough to make you ready for your prelims as well as mains. Don’t try to over burden yourself with a lot of reference material, instead pick up those that actually provide you the right source of knowledge.
Because science and technology is a practical and an evolving field, its best advised to go by current affairs and read newspapers instead of going for textual knowledge.
And if you still would want to refer to some books, you can opt for Spectrum by Kalpana Ranjan and NCERT
Be Curious. That’s what will take you forward. Instead of mugging up everything, get curious, if you find a word whose background is not known to you, go to Google or YouTube and read about it. Curiosity can take you to places where textbooks can’t.