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Free General Studies Notes

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How to Prepare for General Studies


Among the serious academic circles, it is believed that Rau's IA S Study Circle offers the best General Studies& QIP program with integrated classroom teaching. The General Studies program starts with understanding of basics in all themes of the UPSC syllabus then graduates to explanations on the interconnectivity between different themes and ultimately concludes with application of knowledge through test series and its discussion. The GS integrated program at all branches of Rau's (Delhi, Jaipur and Bengaluru) prepares aspirants holistically for all the stages of civil services exam i.e prelims, mains and interview. The small batch sizes of 80-90 students help the institute to deliver knowledge in a personalised way. It is learnt that they also have cubicals where students can meet teachers after class for doubt clearance.


Paper - I

(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

Paper - II

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper - III

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper - IV

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)