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Old 25th July 2014, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Preparation tips for the exam of CSAT of Civil Services

As you want to get the preparation tips for the exam of CSAT of Civil Services so here it is for you:

Create a study schedule and adhere to it

Write short notes point-wise for important topics to help you prepare

Use flash-cards to remember definitions

Focus on important events that have occurred over the past 5 years

Revise mathematics and English Grammar from your Class 10th books

Solve previous year paper

Solve puzzles to help with logical thinking

General Studies is a topic that is not easily exhausted; it is important to keep updating your knowledge throughout

Reference Books:

Paper I - General Studies
1. History (Indian History and Indian National Movement)
NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII
Modern India by Bipin Chandra
History of Modern India by A.C Banerjee

2. Geography (Indian and World Geography)
NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII
General Principals of World Geography by Charles Farro
School Atlas
Certificate Course in Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

3. Economics (Indian Economics and Economic Theory)
An Evolution of Indian Economy by I.C. Dhingra
Economic Survey of India by Govt. of India
Economic Dictionary by Penguin
Indian Economy by Dutta and Sundara
Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
Economic Dictionary by Collins

4. Polity (Indian Constitution)
An Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu
Our Constitution by Dr. Subhash Kashyap

5. General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Essential –
NCERT books IX, X
Anatomy & Physiology by Evelyn Pearce

6. Environment (Ecology, Bio-diversity, Climate Change)
Biology and Geography NCERT Books plus current events on Environmental Issues

7. Current Affairs
Hindu and Economic Times Newspapers
Frontline, Political & Economic Weeks Periodicals
India Year book

Paper II – Aptitude

1. Numeracy
NCERT Mathematics VII, IX, X

2. Data Interpretation
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Tyra and Kundan

3. English Comprehension and Communication
Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

4. Logical Reasoning
A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
A new Approach to Reasoning by Sijwali and Sijwali
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