How to clear IAS exam in first attempt without coaching | Success Story

Cracking the UPSC IAS exam on the first try is the dream of many UPSC aspirants. It is possible with a judicious mix of hard work and dedication. Here, we are told the story of Arunraj who broke the IAS on its first attempt. He hired rank 34 on the UPSC IAS exam in 2014.

Arunraj belongs to Uttar Pradesh. The Engineering of IIT Kanpur. When he was in his fourth year, he began to prepare for the UPSC IAS exam. He has always insisted on self-study and has not joined any kind of training for the UPSC IAS exam. Anthropology was chosen as the elective subject for the UPSC Civil Service UPS Examination is descriptive.

For routine matters, it relied entirely on the Hindu newspaper. He used the UPSC questionnaire from the previous year to include the profile exam and the nature of the questions. He studied all NCERT books from 6 to 12 and totally based on solo. He also attended mock interview interviews at UPSC.

Stretergy for the IAS Exam

He attempted approximately 75 to 80 questions in the 100 General Studies I document and almost all the questions in the General Studies Document II CSAT. He scored 267 points on the UPSC IAS  samples in total.

According to him, the consistency of an aspirant UPSC is very important in this review. A balanced study design can only lead the applicant to succeed. Here, we also give a list of the books mentioned by Arunraj.

Books for IAS Exam referred to by Arunraj

Subject Books read
History NCERT Class 6th

NCERT Class 7th

NCERT Class 8th

NCERT Class 9th

NCERT Class 10th

Modern India – Bipan Chandra
Indian Culture NIOS
Indian Art & Culture – 11th class
Geography NCERT Class 6th

NCERT Class 7th

NCERT Class 8th

NCERT Class 9th

NCERT Class 10th

NCERT Class 11th Part I

NCERT Class 11th Part II

NCERT Class 12th Part I

NCERT Class 12th Part II

Polity Indian Polity by M Laxmikant
Economics NCERT Class 11th
NCERT Class 12th
Ecology NCERT Biology Class 11th
Science NCERT Science Class 6th

NCERT Science Class 7th

NCERT Science Class 8th

NCERT Science Class 9th

NCERT Science Class 10th

Modern World History ( Mains ) Norman Lowe
Post-Independence History Ramchandra Guha
Politics In India Since Independence NCERT Political Science Class 11th
Other Books 2nd ARC Reports
Punchhi Commission on Center-State Relations
Indian Constitution by Madhav Khosla


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