The preparation material used for the UPSC civil services exam preparation is the key factor that contributes to the growth of an aspirant. Presently, there are multiple sources available both online and offline, but candidates must opt for the most reliable IAS study material.
All the stages of the UPSC CSE are equally competitive and require a dedicated strategy and plan for the best results. Thus, in this article, we bring to you the most useful and beneficial notes and preparatory material that have been curated by UPSC subject-matter experts, and will boost your IAS Exam preparation.
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Free IAS Study Materials for UPSC Preparation
The syllabus for the UPSC exam is comprehensive and comprises multiple subjects, current affairs and their background. Given below are the category-wise learning resources for the convenience of the candidates.
UPSC Study Material for Current Affairs
Current Affairs constitute an integral part of the IAS prelims and mains exam. IAS Study Material based on current affairs topics linked with environment, geography, excavation of historical artefacts, government policies, and more are all included under this part. Check BYJU’s Free IAS Materials for Current Affairs provided from different initiatives, below:
|Latest Current Affairs||It gives you an overview of the importance of current affairs in UPSC CSE Exam.|
|Comprehensive News Analysis||It covers significant events or issues in the news based on the daily highlights from newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, Business Standard, etc.|
|The Hindu: Daily Video Analysis||It provides the daily analysis of one of the most highly recommended newspapers for IAS preparation, The Hindu. This has been designed by experts with exceptional subject knowledge.|
|Government Schemes||It is updated with the list of policies and schemes launched by the central government to address the social and economic welfare of the citizens of this nation.|
|Gist of Kurukshetra Magazine||Download PDFs of monthly editions’ gists of Kurukshetra Magazine.|
|Gist of Yojana Magazine||Download gist of monthly edition PDFs of this magazine published by the Government of India, covering the socio-economic issues in the country|
|Gist of Rajya Sabha TV||This contains easy-to-read notes and summaries from important debates and discussions telecasted on RSTV programmes like Big Picture, In-Depth etc.|
|Best of PIB||Daily analysis and summary of selected releases from the Press Information Bureau (PIB).|
|Static GK||Static background of topics in the news.|
|Economy This Week||An analysis of the topics based on Indian economy that make headlines every week.|
NCERT Notes & Books
One of the most reliable sources to study from while preparing for the civil services exam is the NCERT books (class VI to XII). The best part about them is that the data is accurate, comprehensive and in simple terms, easy for every candidate to understand.
|NCERT Notes for UPSC||NCERT Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, Geography and Art & Culture Notes|
|IAS NCERT Articles||Find the NCERT related articles categorized under History, Geography, Environment & Ecology and Art & Culture|
|Download NCERT Books PDF||Download subject-wise NCERT e-books for free here|
|Complete List of NCERT Books for IAS Preparation||Comprehensive list of NCERT books important from the UPSC CSE perspective|
UPSC Notes PDF
The crisp notes for IAS Prelims & Mains on all relevant topics covering introduction, background, features, facts, important figures, analysis, etc. for all topics of Prelims and Mains, have been curated by experts. Candidates can refer to the links given below:
- UPSC Notes PDF
- Indian Polity Notes
- Environment And Ecology Notes
- Science & Technology Notes
- Economics Notes
- Ancient History Notes
- Medieval History Notes
- Modern History Notes
IAS Study Material – Question Bank for UPSC Preparation
BYJU’S also brings to you UPSC study material in the form of mock tests, practise papers and previous year question papers. Aspirants can attempt these tests and evaluate their performance.
|Topic-wise IAS Prelims Questions and Answers||Get subject-wise UPSC Prelims questions compiled from the last 8 years [2013-2020]|
|IAS Questions & Answers||Candidates can find answers to questions from wide-ranging subjects asked in UPSC Civil Services Examination|
|IAS Mock Tests||Download free mock test and evaluate your performance|
|UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2021 PDF||Download CSAT and GS-I IAS prelims 2021 question paper in PDF format|
|Current Affairs Quiz||Weekly GK and Current Affairs quiz comprising MCQs from various subjects and on events of national and international importance|
|UPSC Question Paper||All the previous year question papers can be downloaded from here|
All the information and learning material made available above will guide candidates and help them compile the most sorted and systematic notes for civil services preparation.
Furthermore, aspirants can also refer to the Preparation Strategy for Competitive Exams at the linked article and accordingly kickstart their preparation.