EduRev's team has mentored thousands of students in the last 3-years, including Anudeep Durishetty AIR 1 UPSC CSE 2017, and one thing that was common that a lot of time of an aspirant is wasted in compiling the sources from different sources and studying them efficiently.
Our team has spent the last 2-years interacting with toppers, teachers who have mentored these toppers, understanding their strategies, sources that they referred to during the preparation, compiling these sources & making them available to you at a single click in the EduRev App, saving hundreds of hours wasted in setting the base for the preparation.
This document will briefly help you understand how you can leverage EduRev smartly to crack the UPSC exam & study what actually matters to crack the exam.
EduRev course(s) is structured in such a way that you can study everything for Science & Technology in a single place:
It is recommended to start with the understanding of the syllabus & analysis of previous year questions of UPSC Prelims & Mains to understand the pattern of the exam and what kind of questions are being asked in the exam. You can find Syllabus of Science & Technology here.
Once you're done with the understanding of the syllabus & previous year's questions, you should start your UPSC preparation with NCERT Textbooks.
It is very important to have a crystal clear understanding of the basic concepts of the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Reading NCERTs from Class VI to X will introduce you to the basics of the subject.
You can find all the NCERT textbooks needed to prepare the subject in NCERT Textbooks and Tests Section of Science & Technology Course for UPSC CSE.
NCERT Textbooks & Tests in Science and Technology Course on EduRev
In case if you've already read the NCERTs, we recommend you to go through NCERT summaries for a quick revision.
After you’ve read the NCERTs and their summaries, it is recommended to attempt MCQ tests to help you strengthen your concepts and ensure that you’ve understood all the concepts right. All these tests have been prepared by the experts of EduRev as per the latest pattern of the UPSC exam.
Find here: NCERT Based Tests for UPSC CSE
NCERT based tests of General Science at EduRev
NCERT Textbooks cover a sufficient amount of syllabus in Science and Technology Section and these are the most important books for this section. Below is the list of NCERTs which are most important. Clicking on the links below will save your time and will directly take you to these books.
The books below are also some of the most recommended books on Science & Technology which you can refer to:
It has been observed that questions pertaining to current developments are often asked in UPSC CS Prelims as well as Mains. Hence, leverage editorials from the Hindu and the Indian Express to their fullest potential.
Subject-wise monthly current affairs are compiled in the course: Current Affairs & Hindu Analysis: Daily, Weekly & Monthly Compilation
Perfect your concepts and master the subjects through Video Lectures, Notes & MCQ tests.
Once you are thorough with the basic understanding of the concepts through NCERTs, you should continue the learning with the videos.
You can find video lectures under each topic in the videos section here.
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EduRev Detailed Videos
EduRev UPSC experts have prepared notes in a structured manner with well-explained images to help you understand the topics and cover all the aspects of a particular topic.
You can refer to detailed notes under each topic in the docs section here.
Detailed notes prepared by UPSC Experts
MCQ Tests on all the topics (& sub-topics) of Science & Technology subject are helpful for clear understanding, proper practice, and quick revision. These tests will help you in self-evaluation and you can check, whether you've understood a topic completely.
You can refer to MCQ tests under each topic in the tests section here.
Questions from Science and Technology in prelims can get tricky as in the first look of it, all options might seem correct and this may lead to confusion and ambiguity. In order to be easy with the subject solve lots of mock tests. Attempt mock tests to clear your concepts and better understand the topics.
Also, going through more and more Previous Year Questions will help you tackle the subject well as you will be able to figure out the pattern of the questions.
Similar to Science and Technology, there are courses for other subjects as well available under the EduRev Infinity plan -
History for UPSC CSE, Geography for UPSC CSE, Indian Polity for UPSC CSE, Indian Economy for UPSC CSE, Environment for UPSC CSE & others.
Various Courses for UPSC are available on EduRev
Go through the strategy documents below and devise your strategy:
Happy Learning with EduRev!