Published on: October 7, 2021

KAS Prelims – What to study?

KAS Prelims – What to study?

Primary Source (Must Read/follow)

  1. Class notes, Institute Material and value addition notes
  2. Mahithi Monthly current affairs Magazine (12 months prior to the exam)
  3. Daily THE HINDU news paper
  4. Economic survey of Indian
  5. RSTV news channel – (Daily 9pm news and 9:30-10:30 news debate)
  6. Text Books – (You need to buy)
    1. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations by Laxmikanth (Latest edition)
    2. Indian Art and Culture for Civil Services- by Nitin Singhania
    3. Oxford /Orient Longman atlas
    4. Civil Services Aptitude Test by Arihant (Or similar book)
  7. NCERT- (will be told by the faculty)
  8. MCQ subject wise practice books (You need to buy) – for all subject – either McGraw-Hill publication or Arihant Publication or Disha Publication

* Since our materials have been prepared keeping in mind the exam, we don’t expect you to buy other text book. We have compiled and updated our materials from different standard sources.

Secondary sources (only If you have finished primary source)

  1. Yojana magazine
  2. Kurukshetra Magazine
  3. India Year book
  4. Economic survey of Karnataka
  5. 2nd Newspaper (Indian Express/ Deccan Herald)

Tertiary sources (only for reference- refer from library)

  1. Old NCERT for History- 11th and 12th standard
  2. 12th Tamil Nadu History Text Book (Ancient & Medieval India)
  3. Modern India by Spectrum publications (Modern India)
  4. India Struggle for Independence- Bipin Chandra
  5. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
  6. India: A Comprehensive Geography by D.R Khullar (Selected topics only)
  7. India and world Geography by Majid Husain
  8. Constitution of India- D. D Basu
  9. Indian economy by Ramesh Singh
  10. Environment by Shankar IAS
  11. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. R. S. Aggarwal
  12. History of Karnataka by Suryanath Kamath
  13. Karnataka Geography by Dr. Ranganatha OR Geography of Karnataka by Prof S.S Nanjannavar and Dr M.N Meeranaik
  14. TMH publications for UPSC Science & Technology (Selected topics only)
  15. Medieval Indian History by Satish Chandra

Important website to follow