General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams

Here, we provided to General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams. This book is designed and targeted to crack UPSC and State PCS exams. This is written with the intention to help IAS and PCS aspirants to cover the syllabus of General Studies so that they can stick to one source and save their time by not referring to multiple sources, the author has covered all the standard textbook material as well as the major coaching institute notes to develop concise and powerful material for the contents of this book. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.

general studies for upsc & state pcs exams

This book along with the current affairs for the year will help you to cover the syllabus for UPSC prelims as well as the mains exam for the topics of this book. As a UPSC aspirant, you must be informed by now that to crack this exam smart work is more important than hard work, this book helps you do that smart work, to outperform others in a competitive exam like UPSC you need this book. Please solve and apply this book on previous 10-year questions for both prelims and mains, it is essential to have an edge among other aspirants. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), an Indian Police Service (IPS). Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.

Also simply referred to as the UPSC examination, it is conducted in three phases – a preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper-II also popularly known as Civil Service Aptitude Test or CSAT), and a main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type, in which two papers are qualifying and only marks of seven are counted followed by a personality test (interview). Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.






How to Prepare for General Studies Paper-I?

Preparation for GS Paper I require comprehensive and strategic preparation (covering all the dimensions of the syllabus), smart work, and consistency to maximize one’s chances of scoring high so that every topic of the syllabus is covered in entirety and chances scoring high becomes maximum. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.

Subject wise approach and focus on effectively completing the entire syllabus has so far been the most successful and sought after approach in preparation for the Preliminary examination. A most important part of your preparation includes understanding the key subjects and concepts and the nature of the question asked in previous year examinations. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.

How to Prepare for General Studies Paper-II (CSAT)?

In 2011, the UPSC introduced a new format for the Civil Services Preliminary Examination, by adding CSAT in the form of GS Paper II and till 2014, the combined total marks of both GS Paper I and GS Paper II were considered to qualify for the Civil Services Mains Examination (CSM). However, in 2015, the GS Paper II was made a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. Now only the obtained by a candidate in GS Paper I are considered for the merit to calculate the Prelims ranking. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.

There is an approach to handle it easily. As you know you need only 33% (66/200) in the CSAT exam and you do not have time to devote to CSAT as GS paper 1 requires a lot of hard work. What you can do that take UPSC previous papers of CSAT and solve them in entirety to understand the demand and spirit of the subject. Learn the logic used in the solution to solve the problems. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.

After solving these papers take 5–6 mock tests of any coaching and solve them. You will get an idea about how much you are scoring and where is the scope of improvement. Afterward, you can focus on that particular area, for example, Mathematics or English or Logical Reasoning. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.

Important topics for this paper include General Mental Ability, Data Interpretation, Reasoning, and Analytical Ability, Decision Making & Problem Solving and English Comprehension. One should not ignore the paper due to its qualifying nature and emphasis should be on the comprehensive preparation of the topics. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.


The last month is crucial for preparation. The last month tip would be-

  • Do not focus only on covering the syllabus but start revising the stuff. One month before Preliminary Examination, you must be focused on revising the current affairs part because you have presumably been studying the static part for at least one year.
  • Try to solve mock papers and try to find out your strong and weak areas. Analyze test and work on your weakness.
  • Read all the important NCERTs thoroughly and highlight important points. Revise them maximum times.
  • Refer to previous years’ question papers for General Studies paper 1 and try to get insights about the pattern of questions being asked. Once you get an idea about this, focus on such areas while studying.
  • Make notes out of the newspaper which you follow regularly. Refer to Chahal academy’s monthly magazine and incorporate additional points in your notes. Free download PDF General Studies For UPSC And State PCS Exams.
  • Purchase the mock tests from the market and solve at least 25–30 mock papers. Analyze your performance and work accordingly.
  • Although the CSAT is qualifying in nature, the basic level of preparation necessary. Solve previous year papers of CSAT. Solve 2–5 CSAT mock tests to feel confident in this paper.

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