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To Prepare for IAS Exam, Buy IAS Preparation Material and CSAT Books


The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the Civil Services examination, which is divided into 3 stages – The Prelims (Preliminary Exam), Mains (Main Exam) and the Interview or Personality Test. The Paper II has now transformed into a new paper known as CSAT. The second paper can be taken as an extension of the first paper. You have to make new type of preparations for this new form of CSAT. With highly useful reference books and materials from Disha Publication, you can make the best preparations for your exam and pass the same with flying colors.

If you are appearing for the CSAT exam, you should be well-prepared in various subjects like Indian Politics, Decision making and problem solving, General mental ability and General Science. You can expect many questions from Indian polity and constitution and should have thorough knowledge in this area. You have to answer many questions from physics, chemistry and biology for the General science section. For the economics section, you have to face questions about economic survey, budgets, budget allocation, new initiatives of government and expenses for social sectors and you have to make adequate preparations for these subjects. With our books from eminent authors and educationists, your preparation can be a cakewalk!

From 2011 onwards, the new CSAT Prelims syllabus concentrates on logical analysis and basics and you need to have mastery at the fundamentals as compared to only concentrating on current affairs to crack the IAS exam Prelims like in the old times. We have published a number of useful books that help you prepare for this changed syllabus pattern.

You should consult Crack Civil Services General Studies IAS Prelims (CSAT) – Paper 1 & 2 and 19 years IAS prelims (CSAT) General studies topic-wise solved papers (Hindi Edition). These IAS preparation books from Disha Publication come from some of the most experienced authors that will help you advance your preparation.

You can also use the following books as guides to advance your knowledge and practice:

Tata McGraw Hill’s GS manual – This General Studies manual is a must-have for civil services prelims and covers subjects like Geography, Polity, General Knowledge, Mental Ability, History, Economy, Facts, Current Affairs and much more.

Manorama Year Book – It is a must-read for applicants preparing for IAS Prelims. If you go through the GS papers of the last four years, you will find at least 15 questions to be appearing from GK-based Year Books in the test every year.

An Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu– This is a popular IAS Book for Indian Polity and experienced civil services aspirants widely consult this book as well as two other books which are India’s Constitution by MV Pylee and Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap.

The Oxford Student Atlas – These days, map-related questions come in IAS Prelims and you can consult this widely used book to have detailed knowledge of Indian and World maps.

TMH Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh – It covers everything from a short history of Indian Economy to the distinctive qualities of the Indian economy to the associated sub-sectors of the Indian economic system.

TMH GS Manual – This book has a very good section on Science and is enough to be expert at questions associated to science. You can refer to Class IX and X NCERT textbooks to further your knowledge.

Disha Publication also comprises of many CSAT books that are carefully designed to assist candidates crack the IAS prelims with top grades. These include:

Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs level 2 for UPSC/ State PCS/ CSAT/ Bank PO/ NDA/ CDs/ MBA Exams

Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs level 1 for UPSC/ State PCS/ Bank Clerk/ PO/ SSC/ Rlwys/ Armed Forces/ DSSSB/ MBA

You can use these highly reliable books from Disha Publication to pass the first and second papers of Civil Services General Studies IAS Prelims.