UPSC Civil Service Examination 2020 Study Material for General Studies Paper 1 Download.

UPSC Civil Services GS 1 Study Material
UPSC Civil Services GS 1 Study Material

UPSC Civil Services GS 1 Study Material: Download Study Material for Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination 2020.

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Syllabus and Study Material for General Studies Paper 1

General Studies -I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Topic Study Material
History
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Indian Art and Culture (NCERT) *
Art and Culture Nitin Singhania
Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues. NCERT History
Spectrum History*
The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors or contributions from different parts of the country.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc. – their forms and effect on the society. World History Notes 1 or
World History Notes 2 (try any one)
Sociology
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

NCERT Social Issue *

Vision Social Issue CA or pdf 1 pdf 2

Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Effects of globalization on Indian society.
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Geography
Salient features of world’s physical geography. Goh Cheng Leong
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India). IAS Parliament Magazine
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • PMF IAS, Majid Hussain
    Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location – changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

    * marked are most important books for the subject