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Sunday, August 16, 2009

BOOKS FOR GENERAL STUDIES : MAINS

1. INDIA'S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE by BIPAN CHANDRA (Read it 2-3 times and make condensed note,say,1 chapter in 2 pages.)

2. NCERT GEOGRAPHY XI,XII STANDARD (Read especially India : Land and People and India Physical Geography well )

3. D D BASU AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA or VAJIRAM RAVINDRAN SIR'S CLASS NOTE ( Any one will do.But read 2 times at least )

4. WIZARD SOCIAL ISSUES + VAJIRAM SOCIAL ISSUES CLASS NOTES

5. THE HINDU EDITORIALS ( Only the 2 small editorials in the left hand column will do but keep 150-200 important editorials in one folder and revise them. 1 important small editorial per day )

6. WIZARD CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR MAINS

7. VAJIRAM CLASS NOTES ( Polity,Economics,Social Issues,Stats,Science & Tech,Current Affairs are good )

8. ECONOMIC SURVEY ( All box items,Chapter 1,3 & 10 are most important.So read them first.)

9. INDIAN ECONOMY by UMA KAPILA ( Read selected chapters like current hot topics in Indian Economy which you can get from Hindu.Read those chapters only )

10. Spectrum Statistics and Science and Technology

11. MAGICAL 2 MARKERS, UP 2 THE MARK & CST 2 MARKERS

12. SPECTRUM CULTURE OF INDIA AND PERSONALITIES ( Occasionally refer )

13. COLLINS ECONOMICS DICTIONARY ( For Eco 2 markers )

14. VAJIRAM YELLOW BOOK ( For reference purpose only.Its current national and international affairs part is good.)

15. Wizard Monthly magazine.Occasional reading of some issues.

15 comments:

  1. sir hav u preparaed few portions of GS while u r in bbsr,or u hav started ur prep in delhi only

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  2. sir if we need to study 11th,12th physics,chemistry,biology for gs

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  3. First, thanks a lot for such a post, helping all..
    Second, sir can you please write your experience about how to write mains exams, means...how to prepare for GS paper I & II..
    how to structure answer for different sections, to improve in that area, how to improve our reading, view on that subject or strategy should be followed...
    Sorry, since it is not the relevent post in this item...but aspirants need these things very much...
    Indrakumar HB
    indrakumarhb@gmail.com

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  4. Thanks for all your inputs Sir regarding GS. Can you please write a post on how to prepare for the Essay part. There is very less information available on that.

    Have a enjoyful FC!
    Thanks and Regards

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  5. YOU ARE ACTING AS A LIGHTHOUSE FOR US.

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  6. Thank you very much sir for the kind of exhaustive analysis that you have presented.this is such a comprehensive list that just following it will surely help one get through..........THANK YOU VERY MUCH

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  7. sir pls write about how to make the note?

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  8. sir if I;ll write in a simple language rather than a flowery language,which;ll be more effective?

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  9. Congratulation for your success as 5th in AIR.

    Sir my 2nd optional is SOCIOLOGY,

    how to prepare for mains. Please suggest me the sure strategy and books to follow.

    If possible please add my ID: anilpavanphani@yahoo.com, to receive ur articles/Quaries of CSE aspirents

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  10. Hello sir i follow most of ur suggestions from ur blog n very much inspired by that.THanx sir but i really need help for psychology mains preparation,if u please mention some details about how to start preparation fr psychology paper i ll be very thankful to u.

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  11. Sir,

    What is this MAGICAL 2 MARKERS, UP 2 THE MARK & CST 2 MARKERS.

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