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    Course and Fees

    General Studies

    (Preliminary Cum Mains)

    ₹ 1,11,000 (inclusive of tax)
    01.06.2022 Regular 08:00 am to 10:30 am
    09.06.2022 Regular 11:00 am to 01:30 pm
    25.06.2022 Weekend 02:00 pm to 07:30 pm
    11.07.2022 Regular 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
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    CSAT


    ₹22,000 (inclusive of tax)
    14.06.2022 Regular 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm
    24.06.2022 Regular 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm
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    Optional


    ₹33,000
    11.07.2022 Regular History 05.30 pm to 08.00 pm
    16.07.2022 Weekend Geography 08:00 am to 01:00 pm
    16.07.2022 Weekend Public Administration 09.00 am to 01.00 pm
    16.07.2022 Weekend Sociology 09.00 am to 01.00 pm
    Forestry and Geology - After Prelims Result
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    GSPCM+CSAT+Optional
    Total ₹1,66,000
    • ₹6,000 Discount will be applicable for Integrated Course payment.
    • Fees are inclusive of GST & SIA study materials.
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    Extensive Coaching
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    150 minutes each
    360° mentoring
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    Intensive Answer
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    Prelims test
    with tracking
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    of scores.
    Comprehensive
    and exhaustive
    study materials.

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    All over India, people aspiring to become IAS, IPS and other elite bureaucratic service officers and seeking to fine tune their preparation, flock to Shankar IAS Academy for Civil Service coaching. With branches in Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Trichy, Salem, Madurai and Coimbatore, it is the Academy of choice for Civil Service aspirants.

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    About the Examination

    Civil service, which is the backbone of Indian governance constitutes all ministries and their departments. The Civil service and Forest service exams are conducted by the UPSC. The prestige, power, charm and responsibility that come along with the top jobs such as the IAS, IFS, IPS, etc., are a definite reason for anyone to choose Civil service and Forest service a career option.
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    Both Civil Service and Forest Service Examination consist of 3 stages as mentioned below:

    Stage 1 - Preliminary Exam (Objective Type) Stage 2 - Mains Exam (Descriptive Type) Stage 3 - Interview (Oral)
    Preliminary Examination (For Civil & Forest Service)+
    Civil Service Mains Examination+
    Forest Service Mains Examination+

    Interview

    Interview for Personality test will be conducted in Delhi for candidates who clear the Mains examination. (Maximum mark : 275)

    Final Result

    Final Result of both Civil Services and Forest Service exam will be based on Mains examination and Interview marks.
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    UPSC – Examination Book List

    GS PRELIMINARY

    S.No. BOOK AUTHOR
    1 Indian Polity Lakshmikanth
    Indian Polity book by Shankar IAS Academy
    2 Indian History Standard 11th and 12th Standard NCERT old edition
    3 India’s struggle for Independence Spectrum’s "A brief history of Modern India"
    4 Geography Standard 6th to 12th NCERT
    Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
    Oxford Student Atlas.
    5 Indian Economy Indian Economy & General Economics book by Shankar IAS Academy
    Economic Survey
    6 General Science Standard 9th and 10th Old NCERT
    Class Notes
    7 Environment Environment Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    8 India Year Book Publication Division, Government of India
    9 Indian Art and Culture NCERT Books
    Art and Culture book by Shankar IAS Academy
    10 Current Affairs www.iasparliament.com & civilispedia-current affairs Digital library
    11 General Trends of Exams Shankar IAS academy’s Blog
    • The respective NCERT Textbooks have to be mandatory studied.
    • The Corresponding Ministry websites should also be referred to for latest policy updates.
    • For current events read a Daily Newspaper (preferably The Hindu).

    GS Mains Examination

    PAPER I
    S.No. BOOK AUTHOR
    HISTORY AND CULTURE
    1 Ancient India
    Medieval India
    Art and Culture
    Old NCERT
    Introduction to Fine Art NCERT
    Ancient & Medieval India book by Shankar IAS Academy
    2 India’s Struggle for Independence NCERT
    Spectrum’s A brief history of Modern India
    3 India Since Independence
    or
    India After Gandhi
    Bipin Chandra
    or
    Ramchandra Guha
    4 History of the World
    Contemporary World
    World History book by Shankar IAS Academy
    Old NCERT (by Arjun Dev)
    5 Art and Culture Fine arts Standard 12th NCERT
    SOCIETY IN INDIA
    1 Indian Society Standard 12th NCERT
    2 Social Change and Development in India Standard 12th NCERT
    3 Indian Society S.C.Dube / Relevant GOI Website
    GEOGRAPHY
    1 Standard 11th & 12th NCERT NCERT
    Class Notes
    PAPER II
    S.No. BOOK AUTHOR
    INDIAN POLITY
    1 Indian Constitution at Work Indian Polity by Shankar IAS Academy
    2 Indian Polity IAS Parliament Material
    GOVERNANCE
    1 From Government to Governance Kuldeep Mathur
    2 2nd ARC Report Published by Government of India
    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    1 SIA Material http://www.iasparliament.com/downloads/mainstorming-2019/bilateral-relations-i-392
    2 Newspaper The Hindu
    PAPER III
    S.No. BOOK AUTHOR
    ECONOMY
    1 Economic Survey Government of India
    2 Business Line - Newspaper (Editorial) The Hindu group.
    3 Indian Economy Since Independence Uma Kapila
    INDIAN AGRICULTURE
    1 Agriculture Topics Agriculture Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    1 Newspaper The Hindu
    2 Science and Technology Science and Technology Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    Class Notes
    ENVIRONMENT
    1 Newspaper The Hindu
    Environment Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    INTERNAL SECURITY ISSUES
    1 Internal Security Internal Security Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    News Paper Notes
    PAPER IV
    S.No. BOOK AUTHOR
    1 2nd ARC Reports Government of India
    2 From Government to Governance Kuldeep Mathur
    3 Shankar IAS Academy Book and Class Notes
    For Reference Purpose only
    S.No. BOOK AUTHOR
    1 Competitive Exams - A Success Guide V Palanichamy IIS
    2 Civil Services Exam - A Complete Guide V Palanichamy IIS
    3 At the Service of a Billion Plus Shankar Ganesh Karuppiah
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