NCERT and NIOS Books for UPSC, IAS Preparations
There is a great hype about
the NCERT and
for the preparations of the civil services examination. While everyone suggests
the aspirants to read the
NIOS books, no one take the effort to
explain, to the candidate, how to read these books. Therefore, IASEXAMPORTAL
presents an analysis of these books, and a rational strategy to deal with them.
Indeed, these books are
helpful for starting with the civil services, as these provide the aspirant with
easy to understand language and graphic illustrations. Understanding any concept
from the NCERT and
NIOS books becomes an easy task. Since these books are
generally compiled for the school students, the level of complexity is kept to a
minimal level. Thus, a mature person, preparing for the IAS exam, is able to
comprehend the ideas and facts given in the books.
However, it is important to
learn about how to study the
NIOS books, from civil services exam
point of view. The main aim, with which these books are recommended to the civil
services aspirants, is to gain a comprehensive idea about he various issues and
concepts, that form the foundation of the various disciplines.
Since the content of these
books provide a bird's eye view of the various concepts, one must not rely on
these books entirely. Instead, these should be used with an aim of forming a
broad understanding of the concepts and topics, covered under the
civil services syllabus. For a good preparation, you must complement the
content given in the
NIOS material, with other resources. Given the
level of the civil services examination, it is necessary to develop a knowledge
base, higher than the standards of the
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The purpose of these books
is to guide in your initial stages. Ones you are comfortable with the various
concepts of the different disciplines, you must shift your attention to the richer
study material. However, this does not imply that your study of these books
should be cursory. While reading such books, you must give attention to the
various concepts and terms discussed. Since the level of complexity is not much,
you would be able to find the concept, defined and discussed in a very crisp and
concise language. Thus, you must be able to get a thorough understanding of all
the relevant topics and issues mentioned in these books.
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and NIOS books
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Old Vs. New NCERT: Why the Confusion??
Many of the aspirant are
confused about whether to read the old or the new
NCERT books. There is a need
to understand the fact that both the sources are good, and would suffice your
goal. However, the old
NCERT are generally more rich in content and description,
but less appealing in terms of colors and pictures! The New
NCERT books, on the
other hand, are made more colorful and attractive. However, many of the topics
in the new NCERT have been discarded owing to the changing syllabus and
However, a candidate should
not bother much about the reliability of the
NCERT books. Generally, both- New
as well as Old-
NCERT would effectively help you in preparing for the civil
services. Thus, do not waste your time in reading both the books back-to-back.
Instead, build your foundations and proceed to the next stage of preparations.
Moreover, you must take what is readily
available in the market. The old
NCERT books are generally out of stock, and
thus unavailable. Therefore, instead of searching the markets for the old books,
it is better to go the ones that are easily available.
IASEXAMPORTAL has also provided for the free
soft copies of the
NIOS, to the aspirants. So, please make use of the opportunity and
We wish the candidates All the Best!!