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Ankur Foundation is a NCERT based OFFLINE – Online/LIVE Course for Civil Services Exam.

The general studies form the most important part of UPSC Civil Services Examination preparation. It is very important for an aspirant to cover the syllabus exhaustively and effectively. Here the role of NCERT in UPSC preparation becomes too pivotal. It develops the foundational understanding of all the subject and thus it makes easier for the aspirant to grasp the associated advanced concepts in regular classroom with ease. The classroom discussions after completing NCERT course tends to be more participatory and productive for the aspirants.

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Course Structure

200 Hours

Course Duration          

Rs.20,000 (Rs.15,000)

Course Fees


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NCERT Course Based Curriculum:

In our ANKUR course we will cover all the relevant NCERTs with detailed explanation in our meticulously designed curriculum of around 250 hours.We will cover the basic concepts and try to develop the linkage of those concepts with the important current events in the news in a holistic approach


Course will be conducted on weekday in Offline as well as Live-Online Mode at 5PM-7PM keeping in mind the requirements of college going students. Lectures will be delivered by experienced and knowledgeable faculties. Lecture plan is designed to cover the basics from scratch to cater the requirements of fresher students.

Revision and Practice

Further, extra doubt clearing sessions and tests will be conducted at regular intervals during the course. To facilitate the revisions of the students they will be shared with the recorded sessions of the live classroom as well, so that they can revise whenever in needed.

Focus on Concepts and Analytical Ability:

Conceptual clarity and analytical ability is an essential condition for laying a strong foundation for success in Civil Services Examination. This NCERT foundation course for UPSC is designed to clear concepts and develop analytical ability of the students for the basic subjects which are part of CSE exam.

In-Class Writing Practice and Weekly Test

Tackling the unpredictable questions is the major contention in the UPSC Exam, especially mains examination. Hence to equip our students with spontaneous answer writing we will practice 1-2 question from the given topic in classroom itself, under this NCERT course for UPSC. Besides this there will be a weekly class test which shall consists of both MCQs and Subjective question from the topics which has been covered in the week itself..

Provision of 1-1 Mentorship:

The NCERT online courses (or offline) provide facility of interaction with highly qualified “Academic Mentors for personalized and dedicated academic support”, mentorship and guidance. Each student shall get opportunity to interact with the mentor on regular basis preferably on weekly basis or on demand of the students. These sessions help the students to shape up their preparation under correct guidance from early stage itself.

Study Materials:

NCERT study course is a proven best resource to start building one’s base in General Studies. It not only offers in-depth knowledge in easy language and helps in building fundamental concepts but is also closely aligned with syllabus of many competitive examination.

NCERT Course Module:-

TOTAL 200 HOURS (Appx)

Importance of NCERT Course

All UPSC exam newcomers can comprehend the exam syllabus and begin studying from the very beginning.

NCERT books aid in laying the foundation for general studies.

NCERT book reading and learning develop study habits.

Beginning preparation with the fundamentals aids with confidence development.

According to the current UPSC exam pattern, many of the exam’s questions are taken directly from NCERT textbooks.

Eminent authors and established academics with years of research and study produce the NCERT books.

Preliminary, Main, and Interview rounds of the UPSC Civil Services Exam all benefited from using NCERT textbooks.

All students who have passed the UPSC exam insist on studying the NCERT books in-depth.

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The fact that NCERTs are quite straightforward and effectively cover the fundamentals is one of the main factors in their appeal. This enables candidates from various backgrounds to advance in their preparation by developing conceptual clarity and a deeper understanding of the subjects. The NCERTs are well-liked by applicants due to their use of straightforward language, orderly & chronological organisation of content, usage of captivating illustrations, and availability in numerous languages.

The NCERT books’ popularity is also attributed to their accessibility and ease of availability. NCERTs are widely accessible in book stores, both online and offline, and they are available in a variety of languages. The NCERT books’ low prices significantly contribute to their growing popularity.

The value of NCERTs can be determined, as was previously indicated, by the fact that nearly all successful candidates attest to their significance in passing the exam. They describe them as an essential tool and step in the exam preparation process. One of the main justifications given by top performers for using NCERTs throughout their preparation is the veracity of the information contained in these books.

Why do applicants/candidates prepare for the UPSC CSE using NCERT books?

A group of highly qualified, seasoned, and renowned academics, specialists, and researchers create the NCERT texts. Because the information in the NCERT books is accurate and trustworthy, their significance for UPSC CSE preparation is further increased.

Subject-specific UPSC Study Guides from the NCERT Books Catalogue for IAS:_

The comprehensive UPSC CSE Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exams necessitates a variety of information sources in order to fully face the challenges of the UPSC question paper. The list of NCERT books for the IAS 2023 Preliminary and Main Examination is provided here. The candidates’ thorough exam preparation would be aided by this UPSC book list taken from the NCERT Book Catalogue. Books for the IAS mains and books for the UPSC prelims are included in this list. The article’s conclusion includes a download link for each required NCERT book for UPSC’s IAS examination.

NCERT Books for General Studies Paper I

UPSC Preparation Books from NCERT History Books:

  • History: NCERT Class VI – Our Past
  • History: NCERT Class VII – Our Past -I
  • History: NCERT Class VIII – Our Past II and III
  • History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – I
  • History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – II
  • History: NCERT Class X – Themes In World History
  • History: NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – I
  • History: NCERT Class XII – Themes in Indian History – II
  • History: NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – III

 NCERT Books about Indian Society for UPSC EXAM:

  • Indian Society: NCERT Class VI – Social Science: Social & Political Life I
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class VII – Social Science: Social & Political Life II
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class VIII – Social Science: Social & Political Life III
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class XI – Sociology: Understanding Society
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class XII – Indian Society
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class XII – Social Change and Development in India
  • IAS aspirants can also refer the class 12 book for Sociology.

 NCERT Indian Art and Culture books for UPSC:

    • Art & Culture: NCERT Class XI – An Introduction to Indian Art
    • Art & Culture: NCERT Class XI – Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)

 UPSC Preparation Books from NCERT Geography Books for IAS:

    • Geography: NCERT Class VI – The Earth Our Habitat
    • Geography: NCERT Class VII – Our Environment
    • Geography: NCERT Class VIII – Resource and Development
    • Geography: NCERT Class IX – Contemporary India – I
    • Geography: NCERT Class X – Contemporary India – II
    • Geography: NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography
    • Geography: NCERT Class XI – India – Physical Environment
    • Geography: NCERT Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography
    • Geography: NCERT Class XII – India – People and Economy
  • Additional IAS preparation books for reference: Old NCERT books for History (Pre Alternative Published version: History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra: More detailed than the NCERT but less easy to read. NCERT would be better
  • Modern India (class X) by Bipin Chandra: Best book for UPSC Medieval History
  • Alternative Published version: India Before Independence: Bipan Chandra’s published book is readily available and is more comprehensive, but the NCERT is more objective and more comfortable to read
  • World History (Class X): Should be enough for an intro to world history 

NCERT UPSC Preparation Books for General Studies Paper-II:

  • Polity NCERT Books for UPSC
    • Polity: NCERT Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I
    • Polity: NCERT Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II
    • Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work
    • Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory
    • Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science I: Contemporary World Politics
    • Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence
    • For Polity: Class 9 to 12 NCERT books should be read in detail, with a focus on 11th and 12th (of which World Politics, only if time permits).

UPSC Books from NCERT for General Studies Paper III:

  • NCERT Books on Economy for UPSC
    • Economy: NCERT Class IX – Economics
    • Economy: NCERT Class X – Understanding Economic Development
    • Economy: NCERT Class XI – Indian Economic Development
    • Economy: NCERT Class XII – Introductory Microeconomics
    • Economy: NCERT Class XII – Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Science & Technology IAS Preparation Books from NCERT
    • Science: NCERT Class VI
    • Science: NCERT Class VII
    • Science: NCERT Class VIII
    • Science: NCERT Class IX
    • Science: NCERT Class X
    • Science: NCERT Class XI – Chemistry: Unit 14 & Biology: Units 4 & 5
    • Science: NCERT Class XII – Chemistry: Unit 16 & Biology: Units 8, 9 & 10
  • UPSC Books from NCERT on Environment & Ecology
    • Science: Class XII – Biology: last four Chapters (13 to 16)

NCERT IAS Books for General Studies Paper IV

  • Ethics: NCERT Class XII – Psychology: Not too significant from the exam perspective, however good for some basics. Read selectively.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What times are classes?

The average daily class time will be 2.5 hours. roughly between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Are the lectures for the course taped, online, or both?

Live/recorded lectures will be used in the classes.

How can I ask lecturers questions while in a live class?

Live Online Session conducted via Zoom. You can unmute and ask questions.

Is this course required to cover current events?

The relevant topic faculty will explain current events. The course will also feature practice questions, some of which will incorporate Current Affairs topics.

What is the course duration?

Course duration will be 6-8 Months.

Who may enrol in this course?

Students taking the UPSC exam in 2025, 2026, and 2027 will benefit from taking this course, which will also serve as a foundation.

What websites offer access to these lectures online?

Recording sessions will be share via teachable Portal