If I read only ncert books without other books like laxminath etc. then can I qualify exam for IAS
UPSC is a 3 stage selection process involving Prelims, Mains and Interview which tests your personality test. Prelims has 2 Papers namely General Studies and CSAT.
General Studies has Current Events, History of India and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change and General Science.
CSAT has Comprehension, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability, Decision making and problem solving, General Mental Ability, Basic numeracy and Data Interpretation.
You will need atleast to start preparing ahead of 1- 2 years. If you are preparing at home, you need to keep yourself away from distractions and focus on the goal ahead. Gather as much as information as you can on each topic and keep yourself updated. Practise mock test papers.
Indian Polity for Civil Services bby M. Laxmikanth
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Gog Cheng Leong
Oxford School Atlas by Oxford Publishers
Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Economic Survey by Ministry of Finance
India Year Book
A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir