Economics | Environment
Two months in the new year 2018 is over which can mean only two things – UPSC Prelims 2018 is getting closer and that there are only 3 months left! In this comprehensive series of blogs, we have been covering up the topics required for the preliminary examination one by one, steadily. The next in series will give you a cover to cover blue print of how to go about with the next two subjects – Economics and Environment – in the UPSC Prelims 2018 Test Series Schedule.
TOPICS FOR THE TEST:
HOW WERE THESE SUBJECTS TREATED IN THE PREVIOUS YEARS?
Lets take a look at the how the topics from Economics and Environment for this test between 2011 and 2017.
A close analysis of this table tells us a few things:
The most important part to follow during your preparation is to plan and draw up a schedule suiting to your needs. This has been emphasised in the previous blogs too.
a sample table that can help you get through two weeks of preparation for the specific tests.
CA – Current Affairs; IB – India Year Book; Envt – Environment; Eco – Economics; T1 – Test 1 ; T2 – Test 1; Rev –Revision; Old qs– Old Questions; AN – Afternoon; FN – Forenoon
SOURCES AND REFERENCES
Current Affairs – Two national newspapers on an everyday basis will cut the chase for current affairs preparation. For a more detailed analysis of everyday news and also to distinguish which is UPSC material and which is not, do check out the link here – IAS Parliament.
India Year Book – The India Year Book is a Government of India publication which is available online to download as well as hard copies. You can find the topics for this particular test in the following chapters in the book – States – Chapter 20, Agriculture – Chapter 4, Commerce – Chapter 7, Planning – Chapter 23.
Economics – The best possible source to refer to get a holistic view point of the subject is to diligently follow the news, the various developments, new concepts, new laws and legislations regarding banking and other economic sectors. For basic understanding do follow any standard textbook available in the market – for example, Shankar Ganesh’s Economics.
Environment – A thorough reading of NCERT biology textbooks along with the most recommended Shankar IAS Academy Environment textbook will be a perfect pair to ace all the questions from this subject. One must not forego following current events regarding environment either. It is absolutely imperative to know the international events in line with environment.
You can now take up Prestorming (Prelims test) on current affairs topics on the IAS Parliament website. Check out the link here – UPSC Prelims 2018 Test Series.
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