There are many government exams in India but none can be compared with civil services exam, as it leads to the hugely respected jobs of IAS, IPS & IFS.Though lakhs of candidates register every year hoping to crack these highly competitive examinations many don't get the right books to prepare.Hence here is a review of 21 years CSAT general studies solved papers book that should help you understand the pattern over the years.
The UPSC civil services exam 2016 was announced in the month of may for 1000+ vacancies across different govt departments inaddition to IAS, IPS & IFS.
Candidates should appear for the preliminary exam on August 7, 2016 & only those who qualify in it shall become eligible to apply for mains.
21 Years Civil Services Prelims Solved Papers
The civil services aptitude test (CSAT) is the first stage of selection which will comprise of two papers - General studies Paper I & II, of 200 marks each.
Previous year question papers are the best way to kickstart your preparations as it provides great deal of information on the pattern, level of difficulty, topics to cover etc.,
Imagine the kind of insights we can get when we have question papers of the last 21 years civil service exams?
It is exactly the reason why we are reviewing ‘21 years CSAT General Studies IAS prelims Topic-wise Solved Papers 1995-2015’ book released by Disha publications.
A highly recommended book by many training institutes & experts with hundereds of positive reviews, you can buy it online for Rs.275 only
The publishers seem to have taken extra care in making the book look professional.The pages are of very good quality with usage of two colors & clear font improves the readability.
3500+ Solved Questions in Paper I & II
As per the syllabus, paper 1 consists of GK questions & paper 2 is to test your aptitude skills.Normally it is very difficult to go through each year`s question paper.Therefore they included questions from both papers in one single book
They have divided the book into 8 sections - Indian history, Geography, Polity, Economics, General science, Mental ability & Management aptitude.
Each of this section is further divided into 52 topics thereby covering the entire syllabus of UPSC CSAT prelims.
The previous year questions are categorized under these headings.This makes it easy for us to complete one section and then move to another without getting confused.Such a methodology also enables us to know the important topics to cover in that specific unit.
At the end of each unit, solutions are given which are also explained in detail.Even for questions related to general knowledge, history, geography & science - answers are presented in the form on short notes.
In total, the book contains 3500+ questions along with hints & detailed solutions that were asked in UPSC civil service exams from 1995 to 2015.
A Must Buy for Rs.250
This is a highly recommended book for everyone preparing for civil service exams.The concept of compiling the last 21 yrs solved papers topic-wise in a readable manner is really good from exams point of view.
English: Click here to buy 21 years UPSC prelims solved papers for Rs.275
Hindi: Click here to buy the hindi edition of the same book for Rs.239
The book has few minuses as well.For example, the event dairy is of 2015 events but we are already in mid of 2016.So adding latest events could have provided the book a more complete feel.Also by putting in little more effort, the publishers could have minimized the number of errors.
On the whole, rather than searching all over the internet for CSAT prelims previous year papers, this one book will solve your concerns.