(Tips) Suggested Reading for "IAS-CSAT" IAS Preliminary Paper - II

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Suggested Reading for IAS - CSAT

(IAS Preliminary Exam Paper II)

Comprehension:
1. For  Basics  read  Newspaper articles, Journals and magazine.
2. Then go for ‘Comprehension’ section of  ‘CSAT Comprehensive Manual’ edited by Vivek Kumar Singh.

Interpersonal skills including communication skills:
1. For all level read ‘Interpersonal skills including communication skills’ section of  ‘CSAT Comprehensive Manual’ edited by Vivek Kumar Singh.

OR

For all level read ‘Interpersonal skills including communication skills’ section of  ‘CSAT Guide’ by TMH.

Logical reasoning and analytical ability
1. For  basics  read ‘Logical reasoning and analytical ability’ section of  ‘CSAT Comprehensive Manual’ edited by Vivek Kumar Singh.
2. For Intermediate level read Logical reasoning and analytical ability'   of UPSCPORTAL  Publication
3. For advanced level  read ‘Analytical Reasoning’  by M. K. Pandey-BSC Publications.

Decision making and problem solving:
1. For all level read ‘Decision making and problem solving’section of  ‘CSAT Comprehensive Manual’ edited by Vivek Kumar Singh.
2. 'Problem Solving' by K. Kundan

General mental ability:
1. It  is  nothing new for old IAS aspirants because it was in the old GS Preliminary syllabus.
2. For basics read ‘General mental ability’section of  ‘CSAT Comprehensive Manual’ edited by Vivek Kumar Singh.
3. For Intermediate level read Basic numeracy and General mental ability’  of UPSCPORTAL  Publication
4. For  advanced level read ‘Magical Maths’ by M. Tyra-BSC Publications

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level) including Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.  - Class X level
1. For basics read ‘Basic numeracy’  section of  ‘CSAT Comprehensive Manual’ edited by Vivek Kumar Singh.
2. For Intermediate level read ‘Basic numeracy and General mental ability’  of UPSCPORTAL  Publication.
3. For  advanced level read ‘Magical Maths’ by M. Tyra-BSC Publications.

English language comprehension skills (Class X level)
1. For basics read English language comprehension skills of UPSCPORTAL  Publication.
For all level read ‘English language comprehension skills’ section of  ‘CSAT Comprehensive Manual’ edited by Vivek Kumar Singh

2. For basics read English Grammar and Usage' of   UPSCPORTAL  Publication.
For advanced level read English Grammar, Composition  and Usage by Wren and Martin / Nesfield.

NOTE:-
(a) Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
(b) The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
(c) The prospective candidates are advised to note that no changes are being introduce at this stage in the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Personality Test in the scheme of Civil Services Examination (CSE).


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