Wait for a mini library to be packed in a book?
Well, the precise answer to your question is: only a book like this has not been written so far! And even if it is ever, you will not be able to physically lift 🙂
The reason is clear: the UPSC IAS examination program is very broad, covering a wide range of topics and ideas, reaching a reasonable depth in each, both objective tests and descriptive perspectives of the response.
Therefore, for every part of the curriculum, there are at least 2 or 3 excellent books for UPSC available, and for each type of test, there are many. In general, it can be quite cumbersome for a candidate to enter each of them separately, and then gather the wisdom gained into an integrated whole, to apply during the meadow and then the network. Is not easy!
So, if you just start thinking about preparation, what do you do? Usually my reaction should be – Just do the NCERT Books Reading thoroughly 🙂
Given that this council has practically become a national pastime, it has lost its meaning. Here is a structured advice only for really sincere beginners.
Step-by-step process to start your UPSC CSE preparation:
Isolate 3 to 5 hours of preparation per day. Be very compliant with that. Remember that your schedule will be tighter than that of candidates for other government examinations.
Start with the economy. This is the subject in which you first develop your fundamentals. Only then can you understand the finer aspects of many other topics and answer the questions. The ideal reference material for this would be the Indian economy by Dutt and Sundaram. Focus much on the basics, even if they are not explicitly part of the course. Do this for two hours every day.
Then come the story. Start reading the struggle of Indian Independence. The best source for this would be India’s struggle for independence by Bipan Chandra. The Internet may be a powerful medium, but it is just as confusing. Use it in moderation.
Here is the geography. The best reference material for this would be a standard text book on Khullar geography or Indian geography .
Then courtesy and ethics. In ethics, it is one or the other, or you have not understood it. The effort required may be much greater. In addition, the material available on ethics is very limited. There is no shortage of policy material.
Finally, start reading documents related to the environment, ecology and technology.
A possible “ideal study plan”
Day 1 – Economy 2 hours, History 2 hours, Newspaper 1 hour
Day 2 – Geography 2 hours, Ethics 2 hours, Daily 1 hour
Day III – Env., Ecology and Technology. 2 hours, Polity 2 hours, periodic 1 hour
Repeat this cycle * constantly *.