An effective way to read NCERTs for UPSC Civil Services Examination
UPSC CSE aspirants are generally advised to read the NCERT Books before moving on to other bigger reference books, the reason is very simple and clear because they help you build a strong foundation. Even, from previous years question papers analysis, it has been clearly shown that questions are consistently asked directly or indirectly from NCERT books. NCERT books have concise and compact coverage of any topics which are mentioned in your UPSC Civil Services Syllabus.
How to read NCERTs?
- You can choose any subject first and then, start from class 6 to 12 for that particular subject book.
- In your first reading, try to clear every concept of topics, and then during 2nd reading, you can make your own notes.
- Generally, for history, the old NCERT books are recommended and, for geography, new ones.
- Create a time schedule to finish your NCERTs reading and stick to it.
If you want to avoid the confusion of old and new NCERTs, then you can go with the Career launcher's NCERTs Compilation. We are providing you a compilation of OLD and NEW NCERTs; it will help you and provide a clear pathway for your preparation.
Book List of NCERTs for UPSC-
- Class 6: Our Past I
- Class 7: Our past II
- Class 8: Our past III (Part 1 and 2)
- Class 9: India and the Contemporary world - I and II
- Class 10: Themes in World History, India and the contemporary world II
- Class 11: Themes in World History (Industrial revolution)
- Class 12: Themes in Indian History I, II and III
- Class 11: Sociology: Understanding Society
- Class 12: Indian society
Art & Culture
- Class 11: An Introduction to Indian Art
- Class 11: Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)
- Class 12: Craft Traditions of India
- Class 6: The Earth: Our Habitat
- Class 7: Our Environment
- Class 8: Resources and Development
- Class 9: Contemporary India - I
- Class 10: Contemporary India - II
- Class 11: Fundamentals of Physical Geography
- Class 11: India - Physical Environment
- Class 12: Fundamentals of Human Geography
- Class 12: India - People and Economy
- Class 9 - 12
- Class 9: Economics
- Class 10: Understanding Economic Development
- Class 11: Indian Economic Development
- Class 12: Introductory Microeconomics
- Class 12: Introductory Macroeconomics
- Class 9 - 12
- Class 9: Democratic Politics I
- Class 10: Democratic Politics II
- Class 11: Indian Constitution at work
- Class 11: Political Theory
- Class 12: Contemporary World Politics
- Class 12: Politics in India since Independence
- Class 12: Social change & development in India
Science and Technology
- Class 7 - 10 (All the books);
- Class 11 and 12 (Selective)
- Class 12: Ecology (Unit 10)
- Chapter 13: Organisms & Population
- Chapter 14: Ecosystem
- Chapter 15: Biodiversity & Conservation
- Chapter 16: Environmental Issues
- Class 11: Chemistry (Unit 14) Biology (Units 4 & 5)
- class 12: Chemistry (Unit 16) Biology (Units 8,9 and 10)
Environment and Ecology
- Class 12: Biology: Last four chapters (13 to 16)
- Chapters on Biotechnology