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(Article) OLD NCERTs BOOKS: WAYS TO PREPARE FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES Exams

Posted: 05 Apr 2021 06:59 AM PDT



(Article) OLD NCERTs BOOKS: WAYS TO PREPARE FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES Exams



In this article, we will discuss the importance of NCERT books (especially the Old NCERT's books), list of most important books, pros & cons about the old & new NCERTs as well.

If you are a serious aspirant for civil services, starting from scratch will be one of the best policies to be successful. For achieving your dream, the foundation started by studying school level old NCERTs books of humanities stream from standard 6th to 12th. 

Old NCERTs widely used in the 1990s & 2000s prior to the current edition. 

Benefits of Old NCERTs books: 

  • Class 6th to 12th all sections of 
  • These books are written for school students in easy language, which is very easy to understand.
  • All concepts regarding most of the topics will be easily understandable, which will pave the foundation for studying further in-depth studies of higher-level specialized books.
  • Many of the questions in almost every Govt exam are asked directly from the NCERT books.
  • NCERTs are the authentic source by Government itself. 
  • This easy language concept-based study will also help you to write your upsc mains exam. Since you will be able to express your topic to your examiner in an expressive way
  • At least one round of complete detailed studies of all the subjects required to prepare your ias exam foundation. Also, important points can be highlighted for quick revision.
  • Science can be studied in a selective way as per the upsc syllabus.

Get Old and New NCERT Study Notes

Old Vs New NCERTs: 

  • Old NCERTs are written in a direct manner & have factual data. Facts & concepts can be remembered easily. While, the new NCERTs are in a subjective manner, more focussed on thoughts, beliefs & cultures, which eventually help to evolve your thinking process.
  • Old NCERTs can be finished in less time, while new NCERT can take more time, it all depends on individual interest, reading & conceptualizing process.
  • Old NCERTs are more of to the point of factual information with less focus on diagrams compared to the new one.
  • Old NCERTs are very rich in its content, facts can be remembered easily. New NCERTs are in a narrative way, which sometimes lacks content & appeared less interesting. 
  • In all the exams, especially UPSC exams quality & content matters & not the source of studies.

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Click Here to Download OLD NCERT Books PDF

How to read NCERTs:

  • Underline whatever you feel important at the very first reading or if you have sufficient time, just go through the complete subject at once & then underline in the second reading.
  • Memorize the underlined points in subsequent readings.
  • Make sure to revise the underlined data or you can club those underlined data in a single note & keep away the original books aside.
  • Just revise multiple times through your notes or the highlighted points through your books.
  • Try to study in such a fashion, so that NCERTs note can be revised in 8-10 hours of studies.

How to Get Old NCERTs: 

Most of the old ncert books are not published nowadays by NCERT. However, old books are available in students markets in Delhi and govt libraries. We have create created Old and New NCERT Notes which you can use for quick  reference.

Important ways to Study Old NCERT Books: 

  • History: Refer all the old NCERTs books from class 6th to 12th with more focus on class 9th & above for deep studies.
  • Geography: The geography section should be read since beginning to understand technical languages, words & concepts with more focus on agriculture & environment.
  • Political Science: This subject is explained at a very basic level, but you should read it to understand the concept, thinking & implementation process of the Government.
  • Economics: Economics is explained in class 9th & onward classes with the finest examples. This study will help you to grasp economic & later on helps to understand the current affairs topic at large. 

What after NCERTs books?

After studying NCERTs, students should opt for deep studies with standard books and study notes of reputed organisations, solve previous year upsc test papers, etc. along with multiple revision.

Best of Luck!

Happy Studies!

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Passage 1: Instruction for question- read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Your answers to the questions should be based on the passage only.

The real clients for any national government tourism policy initiatives are all those who comprise the regional and local communities across India. Tourists and the tourism industry are simply the actors. The tourism industry is very good at spreading the mantra the tourism will bring major economic benefits. But how often so those benefits flow back to the travel company, the hotel chain or the tourism operator who might be based overseas? What good are thousands, even millions, of tourists to the national economy of mostly of what they spend goes elsewhere? The most country or region for and international event, must provide and maintain airports, ports, roads and public amenities, sustain national and cultural heritage sites, provide water and sewerage infrastructure for the increased traffic, but few international visitors rarely stay long in most of the places they visit. Few in the local community can identify what benefits are actually captured from the tourist traffic. The critical issue for tourism policy development in India is for the local economy to retain as mush tourism revenue as possible.

1. Consider the following statements:

1. The tourism industry is very good at spreading the mantra the tourism will bring major socio-cultural benefits
2. Tourism industry and tourists are simply the actors of economic development

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

2. What does the author imply by the question. But how often do those benefits flow back to the travel company, the hotel chain or the tourism operator who might be based overseas?

1. It in important do understand whatever the economic benefits from tourism benefits the national economy or not
2. It is important to understand whatever the tourism industry in sustainable or not

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements

1. For countries hosting international events, people in local communities mostly do not benefit for the tourist traffic.
2. In the case of international events, the improved infrastructure does not benefit local communities in the host country.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. The real problem for the host country to provide and maintain airports, ports, roads as public amenities etc. is , because

(a) Foreign tourist do not pay adequate fees.
(b) Foreign visitors rarely stay long of the places.
(c) Foreign visitor often stay long of the places they visit.
(d) Concern government and department are responsible

5. The critical issue for tourism policy development is India in for local economy to;

(a) To retain much tourism economy
(b) To retain cultural heritage.
(c) To retain much economic policy
(d) To retain as much tourism economy revenue as possible

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AIR-9 Ravi Jain, UPSC 2019

Ravi Jain is a Jharkhand native and a serving Assistant Commissioner of State Tax who qualified for UPSC Civil Services in 2019 with the incredible all India rank of 9. He is an engineer with a B. Tech degree in Instrumentation & Control from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology. Post-graduation he had worked with a private firm for 3 years. He had previously cleared Bihar Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission exams. 

Things To Consider Before Taking Up Psychology Optional

Before taking up Psychology as your optional, these are the aspects Ravi advises you to consider –

Pros

Cons

Interesting subject

Very lengthy syllabus

Utilitarian in approach

Integrated reading material is hard to come by

Provides some background for Essay and Ethics paper

Traditionally low scoring

Sources And Strategy

Start with the basic NCERT books and Ravi highly recommends watching the Crash Course Psychology Series on Youtube . He then recommends moving on to the books by Robert Barron, Morgan and King, and Saundra K. Ciccarelli for Paper-I. Making notes as per the topics mentioned in the syllabus is very important as it helps you consolidate all information at the same place and helps in quick revision later. Keep in mind these are the notes you will be revising in the 5 days between your GS and Optional paper. You need them to be short and crisp and all-encompassing.

For paper-II, Smarak Swain can be used as the primary source. Using flowcharts and diagrams can improve your scores. Think and keep a stock of a few you can use. Do not try to think it up during the exam itself. Ravi had enrolled in Pathak Sir's coaching. He recommends accessing the coaching notes from his classes either online in PDF form or photocopies from the markets in Delhi.

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Answer Writing Tips

Keep the following in mind when writing your Psychology optional answers –

  • Use your own words and keep the language simplistic and fluid.
  • Divide answer into subsections as per the demand of the question.
  • Briefly introduce the concepts mentioned in the form of keywords in the question.
  • When defining any term, use the standard definition widely accepted, along with the name of the significant psychologist.
  • Simple self-explanatory examples will help you earn brownie points with the examiner.
  • Quoting research work by relevant psychologists lend an extra edge to your answers.
  • Explore different dimensions such as interlinking of concepts and comparisons.
  • Do not restrict yourself by the paper you are writing. Interlinking terms and concepts across papers present to the examiner a degree of expertise that fetch you higher scores.
  • Incorporate flowcharts and diagrams wherever possible to break away from the monotony of words as well as express yourself better.
  • Writing in points than paragraphs usually give the illusion of cleaner answers with more facts.
  • Ensure your conclusion leaves the reader wanting more and hopeful for the future.

Message To Aspirants

UPSC has a lot of information and areas to be covered so utilize your time judiciously. Choose the optional that is the best fit for you instead of trying to find quick solutions. 

Take a break now and then, seek out friends and family, keep your spirits up. It's a long journey up ahead.  

Best of Luck.

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c. कानपुर
d. इलाहाबाद

4. उत्तर प्रदेश में सीमट के कारखाने कहाँ पर स्थित है ?

a. नोएडा व साहिबाबाद
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