- Without reading these books you can’t develop your own understanding, this is basic knowledge you can’t skip. One important thing is that ‘All exam oriented publications and class notes are basically prepared from NCER books only’…so when you are using these material, means you are adopting their angle of interpretation of NCERT book and you will lose originality in your answer. So, go through NCERT books…and insure your success. Attending tuition is not essential thing but reading NCERT books is essential thing.
- List of NCERT Books you must read: To Download free click here.
Class VI: History-Our Past I, Social and Political Life-I, Science
Class VIII: Resource and Development (Geography), Social and Political Life, Our Past III (Part-I), Our Past III (Part II), Science
Class IX: Democratic Politics, Contemporary India, Economics, India and the Contemporary World-I, Science
Class VII: Social and Political Life-2, History-Our Pasts II, Geography-Our Environment, Science
Class X: Contemporary India, Understanding Economic Development, India and the Contemporary World-II, Democratic Politics, Science
Class XI: History, Fundamental of Physical Geography, India Physical Environment, Introducing Sociology, Understanding Society, Political Theory, India Constitution at Work, Indian Economic Development
Class XII: Themes in Indian History-I, Themes in Indian History-II, Themes in Indian History-III,Fundamentals of Human Geography, India -People And Economy, Indian Society, Social Change and Development in India, Contemporary World Politics, Political Science-II, Introductory Microeconomics, Introductory Macroeconomics, Biology
- Above list is appearing too big and some people may suggest to skip Class VI, VII, VIII and IX books to avoid repetitions, my suggestion is to start from Class VI and read page by page. It will help you lot if you are reading them in right sequence. Eg. If you read following books in given sequence: Social and Political Life-I (Class VI), Social and Political Life-2(Class VII), Social and Political Life (Class VIII), Democratic Politics (Class IX), Democratic Politics (Class X) Understanding Society (Class XI), Indian Society (Class XII), Social Change and Development in India (Class XII). Once you finish first four books, you will develop your basic understanding which will save much time when you read next four books and also you will enjoy reading. On other hand if you are directly reading last four books…it will take more time and you will not enjoy and understand all concepts completely in first reading. So skipping Class VI, VII, VIII and IX books is neither saves time nor broadens understanding.
- Some people may suggest you to skip pictorial elaborative discussion and illustrations….but my suggestion is go through it during your first reading. It will help you to understand concept in easy way…you will remember the concept forever and most important, it will help you to make your answer(writing style while explaining difficult concepts) simple/easy/interesting in main exam and develops flow in essay.
- Once you complete first reading, for second reading you may skip Class VI, VII, VIII books. And once you complete two more readings of rest (each time you read with less time and you will find new dimensions of concepts), you are ready to start exam oriented study of UPSC. You can prepare notes of NCERT, if you want.
- One can pass UPSC with only NCERT books….one it is very difficult to pass UPSC if you are skinping NCERT even you are doing all other things.