APSC 2020 BEST Books: APSC Booklist, How To Prepare For APSC?

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APSC 2020 BEST Books: APSC Booklist, How To Prepare For APSC?

APSC 2020 BEST Books | Assam Public Service Commission Books

How to Prepare for 2020 APSC Civil Services Exam: A Guide for Beginners

When is the best time to start Civil Services preparation?

Some candidates start preparing straight from high school for the Civil Services, and others start learning just 7 months before the tests. As you can only try the exam after you graduate, the best time to start studying is in the last few years of your graduation degree.

How to get your APSC preparing underway

You have the conviction, you have the zeal, and your purpose is a career in the Civil Service. Now, the road to your target is here.

Start reading NCERT books on Political Science, History, Economics, and Geography from Class 6-10 levels, based on the official Civil Services syllabus, to begin your preparation for the Civil Services Exam Assam. In addition, you can use reference books. For Prelims, a few strong ones are:

Books for General Studies(GS) Paper

  • India’s Struggle for Independence:1857-1947 by Bipan Chandra 
  • Indian Polity for Civil Services by M.Laxmikanth
  • Indian Economy 10th Edition by Ramesh Singh
  • Assam: FromYandabo to Partition by Priyam Goswami
  • History of Assam by Sir Edward Gait 
  • History of the World by Arjun Dev and Indira Arjun Dev
  • Geography of India by Majid Husain
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
  • India Year Book
  • Economic Survey – Latest Release

Best Books for Political Science Paper

Paper I
  • A History of Political Thoughts: Plato to Marx by Mukherjee and Susheela Ramaswamy
  • Introduction to Political Theory by O P Gauba
  • Political Theory by Rajeev Bhaargava
  • Internet/ Wikipedia for concept clarification/further details
Paper II

  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikant
  • Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap
  • Politics in India by Rajni Kothari
  • Wikipedia for International Organisations

BEST Books for APSC 2020

Books for History

  • India’s Ancient Past by R.S Sharma
  • Ancient India by R.C. Majumdar
  • A History of Medieval India by Chandra Satish
  • India’s Struggle for Independence: 1857-1947 by Bipan Chandra
  • India After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha
  • History of World by Arjun Dev
  • Wikipedia

Books for Education Paper

  • A Textbook of Education by Lakya Hira Das
  • Educational Psychology by Sunita Agarwalla
  • Essentials of Educational Psychology by Dr.Marami Goswami
  • KKHSOU website http://kkhsou.in
  • Internet

BEST Books for APSC 2020

Books for Sociology Paper

  • Sociology- Themes and Perspective by Harambos and Heald
  • Sociology by T.B.Bottomore
  • Sociological Thought by Abraham and Morgan
  • Methodology and Techniques of Social Research by Jaspal Singh
  • Caste in Modern India and other essays by M.N. Srinivas
  • Social Change in Modern India by M.N.Srinivas
  • Social Stratification by Dipankar Gupta
  • IGNOU/NIOS/Internet for clarification

How to choose APSC Optional Subject

For the 2 Optional Papers of the Mains review for Assam Civil Services, there are a whopping 28 options available for choosing an optional subject. For both articles, which are worth 250 marks each, whatever subject you select will be applicable, so choose carefully. The difficulty level of the optional papers is set at the level of Honors, which is above the pass level of the Bachelor's course and below the Master's level.

Get Syllabus From APSC official Site
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