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pls suggest me good books for history mains in hindi medium

Suggested Book-List for History (Optional Subject – Main Examination) in Hindi Medium History Ancient History: NCERT Books, Jha & Srimali, IGNOU Notes Medieval History: Imtiyaz Ahmed, IGNOU Notes Modern History: NCERT Books, Bipin Chandra, B L Grover World History: NCERT Books, D N Jha, Teach Yourself History ... Read More


How can I get IIPA journal?

You can source these from Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. Address: The Assistant Editor, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Indraprastha Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi-110 002 For more details log on to http://www.iipa.org.in/iipa_pub.html... Read More


please suggest me some books for public administration and geography.

Suggested book-list Optional subjects (Main Examination) Public Administration Geography   ... Read More


sir where i will get ncert book

You can get NCERT books from local books shops or can assess on-line at NCERT website. http://ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm... Read More


please suggest me how to prepare for csat paper 2,aptitude test...please suggest me some books,,guides,,which can help me to prepare...i m student of humanities...but from science stream upto 12th class....

Paper II (Aptitude Test) is more about learning some mathematical/reasoning/linguistic skills and involves a lot of common sense. Read the following article and suggested books to prepare effectively. Preliminary Examination Paper II Suggested Book-List for Preliminary Examination Paper II  ... Read More



R/S please suggest me list of books for prelims..

Book-List Preliminary Examination Paper I Paper II   ... Read More


i am student of M.B.A and my specialisation is Marketing or H.R so i want to make preparation for these subject but how so please give me guidence please.......

In the list of available optional subjects, there is only ‘Management’ optional subject available that suits your academics. You will have to look for another optional subject in case you wish to keep Management as one optional. As such Management is not a very popular optional subject but success-rate has been really good in recent years. Management is a specialized study and CSE 201...... Read More


which books should be used for ias prelims and mains. should i start with mains prep first as i have 2 yrs of time more to appear for my 1st attempt? what is the importance level of ncert books ??

You have enough time in hand as you plan to appear in CSE 2014. You should commence your preparation with General Studies (Main Examination oriented) and start preparation with some basic books for each constituent listed in syllabus. Little later when you get familiar with subjects, you can decide about optional subjects and look at related requirements. NCERT Books help you in laying the foundation ...... Read More


Sir Could you please suggest some books for Economics and Political Science Optional papers ... Thank You

Book-List Optional Subjects (Main Examination) Economics Political Science & International Relations... Read More


hii sir i m a student after grdat and i wanna prprton of civil ..... plz guid me for ma future ,whch books is stndrd books for history and general studies .....????

 Civil Service Examination requires long term preparation and has a lengthy examination process involving multi-stage, multiple question papers of diverse nature. In the beginning itself, you have to be clear about the complete exam-process and related requirements at each stage.   You can commence your preparation with NCERT books for conceptual clarity and laying a solid foundation for preparation. Also, develop a habit of reading newspapers daily and making ...... Read More


Thanks sir/mam for my last query's reply; as u suggest me to follow some standard books for GS because i'm targeting IAS2014, so pls suggest me books for GS( PREM+MAINS). parallely i'm also thinking to follow study materials provided by coaching. if it's ok tnen pls suggest me best study material for GS(PREM+MAINS) and CSAT provided by which coaching? And one question more: it is generally heard that for selection in UPSC u must have good writting skills.pls give some ideas about good writting skills.

You can consider study material from coaching institutes like Vaji Ram & Ravi, Rau’s IAS or may be Dhyeya IAS for General Studies (Prelims + Main). For some social science subjects, you require good writing skills as is the specific demand for such subjects. Generally speaking, as long as you convey your answers in relevant, lucid and logical manner, you can satisfy the examiner’s expectations.... Read More


which classes notes good for history optional

You can consider class notes of The Study or may be Alternative Learning System (ALS) for optional subject History.... Read More


Respected Sir, i Have completed my PG in English Literature and i would like to take one of the Optional Subject in Mains as English Literature. Please suggest me the books which i should read for my Preparation. Some of the Syllabus is in my PG course but some other syllabus is not Present in that Course. So please suggest me the books or Material to read for One of my mains Optional. Thank you

In recent years, Literature of English Language has become popular and lot of candidates with related academic background show conviction in picking it as optional subject. For Literature of English Language, Ajay Prakash (AIR-9, CSE 2010) recommended the following books Worldview Editions (Published by Bookland, Kamla Nagar) Norton Critical Editions Delhi University Open School/Correspondence Course Notes Wikipedia Sparknotes.com ... Read More


which book is better for csat part 2 for reasoning

You can pick R S Agarwal (S Chand & Company) for reasoning.... Read More



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