How to prepare for Manithanaeyam Entrance Exam?
|General Studies||60 Questions|
Subjects in General Studies:
- Current Affairs
- Indian History (Ancient India, Medieval India and Modern India)
- Indian Polity
- Environmental Science
- Indian Culture
- Science and Technology (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology)
Books to buy:
The announcement PDF uploaded by Manidhanaeyam IAS academy suggests you to read Tata McGraw Hill – GENERAL STUDIES MANUAL . Buying Tata McGraw Hill(TMH) is suggested for fast preparation, but you won’t get any basics when reading Tata McGraw Hill. I suggest NCERT text books rather than Tata McGraw Hill but covering all ncert books in a short time period is difficult so prefer TMH if you want to prepare in a hurry. TMH is good for facts but not for concepts. So if you are starting preparation before one month period read books suggested by me.
First strategy on How to prepare for Manithanaeyam Entrance Exam is don’t prepare for Manidhanaeyam entrance exam but prepare for UPSC Preliminary exam. Don’t limit yourself for manidhanaeyam entrance exam. If you are preparing for UPSC prelims you will surely clear this exam. There will be current affairs question. For current affairs read newspaper for the month of March, April and June. If you haven’t read newspapers read magazines like Pratyogita Darpan for fast read but newspapers are always recommended. Next for History read Modern India, Ancient India NCERT books (old NCERT). Read important chapters like Jainism, Buddhism, Ashoka, Newspapers run by our National Leaders, Religious and social reform etc. Buy A Certificate course in geography – Goh Che Leung or read Physical Geography +1 NCERT textbook for Geography. For Science read 10th Science book and Technology page published in The Hindu Newspaper. Economics will be a brand new subject for many of us from the science background. So you can’t read any standard books. Mastering basics is very important for economics so read ‘Indian Economy Key Concepts – Shankar Ganesh’. This book is written by an IRS officer. It is available in Chennai shops. Read important chapters like Fundamental rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Parliament, Supreme Court in ‘Indian Polity – Lakshmikanth‘. Download all NCERT e-books for free of cost from this Download link. You can also Download Old NCERT books which are highly recommended for UPSC Prelims.
The announcement PDF uploaded by Manidhanaeyam IAS academy suggests no books for Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. but Manidhanaeyam had allotted 40% of the marks for CSAT in 2013, 2014 entrance exams. But this year UPSC have made CSAT as qualifying paper. So they may decrease the weightage given to CSAT. But there will be questions from CSAT. You have to prepare for CSAT at least to get 33% of marks in UPSC Prelims. If you are good in Quantitative Aptitude and Logical reasoning focus only on General Studies and Just Skip this Topic. But if you are weak in Aptitude and reasoning give some look over CSAT. R.S. Aggarwal books are more than enough for CSAT Ques.
1) Quantitative Aptitude – R.S. Aggarwal
2) Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning – R.S. Aggarwal
Quick view of Book list to Buy:
Tata McGraw Hill – GENERAL STUDIES MANUAL 2015
A Certificate course in geography – Goh Che Leung
Indian Polity – Lakshmikanth‘
Quantitative Aptitude – R.S. Aggarwal Click Here
Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning – R.S. Aggarwal Click Here