For your inquiry, I’d first suggest that the NCERT books are essential, but not enough to pass preparation for the UPSC Civil Services examination. NCERT is also known as National Council for Educational Research and Training is a government institution that is responsible for the creation of the standard textbooks used in school education. The textbooks are constructed so that they slowly train students in school to be able to follow their preferred disciplines of study in their final classes. In this way, NCERT textbooks build the foundation for students in a variety of disciplines.
In terms of it comes to the UPSC Civil Services examination is concerned, it is composed of three phases i.e., Mains, Preliminary and Interview. It is safe to say that in each of these levels, one must surpass the NCERT textbooks. An examination of the subjects that are covered within the syllabus for Preliminary with the previous exam papers show that the standard of this exam is similar to that of 10+2. But, the scope of the questions on the Preliminary exam is larger than that which is typically covered in NCERT books. This is why NCERT books are crucial to establish the foundations and establishing the fundamental concepts of diverse disciplines like History, Geography, Political Science and Economics. However, the value of NCERT textbooks ends after that point, and it is beyond that, UPSC Civil Services aspirants need to read a number of other books to pass the preliminary exam. The most crucial section that is not covered inside NCERT textbooks is the Current Affairs. NCERT textbooks is Current Affairs which forms a significant portion of the UPSC syllabus. Students must refer to newsmagazines, newspapers or compendiums of current events like Current Connect. Current Connect which is published by the EDEN IAS.
Concerning the UPSC Mains exam is concerned, there are two main parts: General Studies and the optional Subject. While there is no doubt that General Studies papers are apparently of the 10+2 standard, there are certain papers from those of UPSC General Studies in the Mains examination that are not covered in NCERT textbooks. NCERT textbooks. As an example, for instance, the topic of Ethics Integrity and Aptitude within the General Studies Paper-IV is By Tirthankar Roy sir barely included within the NCERT textbooks, and to cover this student will need to rely on other sources. In the same way, in order to keep up with current information and latest topics in all disciplines, students is required to keep him or herself informed through other sources.
The second major component of the Mains exam, called that of the Optional Subject, has syllabus that is at the standard of honors in all choices, except for Engineering, Medical Science and Law, which are at bachelor’s level. Naturally in the case of the optional subject NCERT textbooks of 10+2 level will be useful as the first covering of the disciplines and also to establish the foundation.
The final phase of the Civil Services exam, i.e., the Interview or the Personality Test, the most significant segments in which questions are asked will include Current Affairs and personal elements that are mentioned by candidates in the Detailed Application Form (DAF). So, to prepare for the Interview candidates are required to look beyond the NCERT textbooks, as these topics are more easily covered by using newspapers, news magazines, and other relevant materials. Another crucial aspect to be tested in an Interview is whether or not the candidate is interested in more than the subjects that are prescribed for studying. Naturally, to answer these types of questions, you must go beyond the subject matter that is provided by the UPSC and, in particular, over those in the NCERT textbooks. This requirement of the UPSC can only be fulfilled by a regular habit of reading EDEN IAS
My suggestion is to begin by reading the NCERT textbooks. They will help you build an solid foundation, define essential concepts and get familiar with the most important terms that are covered within these books. After that, move on to NCERT to expand the concepts with more data and information using other materials available in news magazines, newspapers and other books of the standard or related materials online on the Internet. This must be done with regard to all three levels of the UPSC exam.
After addressing the matter of what material to be reading, it is important to emphasize that selecting the appropriate the study material is not the only requirement for passing the UPSC exam. The other aspect that is equally important is how the student reads these books as well as how one prepares notes, and how one retrieves the material that was learned. The best advice I can give you in this respect is to attempt periodic mock tests and make sure you do plenty of writing exercises. If you take these steps seriously, then I am confident you’ll be able to achieve a great performance during taking the UPSC MAINS REVISION COURSE 2021
Best of luck! EDEN IAS