Are you search for buying upsc books at a low price. Well, upsc exam is one of the most popular exams in India. Each year millions of aspirants give this exam and for that million people, they should have the right study material to clear this exam.
There are many books available in the market for upsc exam. For each subject there 4-5 books available but you don’t have to buy all the books for your preparation. So how you can get the right books and that to in the lowest price point you will read here in this blog.
Tips on how to get UPSC books at Low Price.
- Buy Ncert Books From Official Website.
- Use Extensions While Buying a Books From Online Source.
- Buy Second-Hand Books.
- Order Books From Delhi.
- Buy Photo Copied Books
- Search On your Local Shops.
- Use E-books and Pdf if Possible.
Now you may have got some ideas on how you can buy UPSC books at a low price and save your money. To get in-depth details you can read further about each topic if you wish.
1. Buy Ncert Books From Official Website.
Many of the UPSC aspirants don’t know and they buy Ncert books from their official website. We know that the digital copy of Ncert books is free of cost but what they don’t know is they can buy a hardcopy from the official website.
Buying from the official website will only save your money but you will get the original books too. I have read many of the reviews in e-commerce site.
Steps To Buy Books From Official Ncert Site.
Step 1- You need to go to the official website of NCERT and as you can see in the image you have register yourself on the website to buy books.
Step -2 Don’t get confused in this step just except their policy to move forward. Just make sure that there will be no refund or replacement of the books once you buy them.
Step-3 Now you will get three options to choose. Once you choose them add the books into your cart whichever you want to buy
- In the first option, you have to choose the type of book to choose “Textbook”
- In the subtype option choose “English and Hindi”.
- In the Class option, you have to select the class for which you are buying your book. For example I have added the books from Class 6th to class 12th History.
- You can add as many books you want but there is wight limit of 10-12 Kgs .
- Later you can place the order.
Step-4 Once you click on the place order button there. There will a window where you have to fill your details. For example- Name, Address, City District and complete address of your so that you can receive your order.
You will have to pay the postal charges depending upon the size of your order. In my case i have to 17 rupees more on my total order.
Now you know how to buy books from the official website of NCERT. Yet some people may have compare this will site like amazon and flipkart and other sites as well.
There is no problem at all if you buy the books from those sites but beware of people who sell second hand or used books at new prices at those website.
Price of All Ncert Books
The prices of NCERT books are not more than 200 Rs you may need 25-30 Books for your preparation of UPSC. So the total cost is between 2500 Rs to 3000 Rs for all NCERT books.
Other than that don’t buy the books from any other third-party source as i recommend you to buy it from official site only.
2. Use Extensions While Buying a Books From Online Source.
Getting the upsc books at low price in the online market is possible if you use some extensions while shopping online.
I personally use Price tracker website to figure out whether the books are available at the discounted price or not. If you use it many times you can get the books at much cheaper prices than any other place either it is online or offline.
To show you how this works I have taken a book of M.laxmikant if you are an upsc or state civil services exam aspirant this book doesn’t need any introduction. This book is popular for polity and public administration. So let’s check its price.
Follow these steps to check price of any products of available on the indian e-commerce site.
- Step-1 Go to amazon.in and type the product name on the search bar. Right Click or copy the link using your phone of the product.
- Step-2 Go to Pricetracker.in and paste the link you have copied from the amazon site and hit the show graph option.
Step-3 As you can see in the graph the higher the graph the higher will be the price of the product. The lower the graph the cheaper the price of the product.
On 12 Jun, you can see the price of the latest edition book of M.laxmikant was only 100 Rs which the cheapest possible price you can get. Now you can get alerts of prices just visit the website and you will get everything to know.
3. Buy Second-Hand Books.
The total cost of UPSC Study material can go up to 10,000 to 15,000 thousand rupees without any coaching. If you buy new books from any online website or even from the stationary itself it can cost you couple of thousand rupees.
But many UPSC aspirants are not so privileged enough to spend that much of money. Even I have bought many second-hand books for my state psc exam.
To buy second hand books from various websites. But make sure don’t send money to anyone until and unless you met them in person and see the condition of the books. Because these sites are filled with scammers.
Other options to buy second-hand books is Facebook there are many old UPSC aspirants who sell or donate books to people for free. But finding them is not so easy so for that, you need to spend some extra energy.
4.Order Books From Delhi.
Delhi is the hub of UPSC Exams and coaching due to that mostly 70%-80% of selected candidates is from here. That’s is why the study and materials and books are at much cheaper price here in Delhi.
If you want to buy upsc books at low price from Delhi you can have them easily just by a phone call by several websites.
If you order books from Delhi there are hundreds of shops which provide home delivery service of books.
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How much it will cost you order the books from Delhi
Well that depends on how much books you order generally all the books of upsc will come around 5,000 Rs – 6,000 Rs but the courier charges are separated by the shop owners.
If you buy photocopy books then you will get in half the price which good for those who want to buy UPSC books at low price.
5. Buy Photo Copied Books.
This is a great option for those who want to get the books for half the price. You can look for photocopied books and xerox study materials for you. The only price the shop owners and stationary will take is of pages and printing cost.
There are a lot of shops in Delhi and other places who sell this material to the people but the place is to get it from Delhi as I have told you above.
Other than that if you have a printer you can download the ebooks that you have. Do this with an inkjet printer it will save you money.
6. Search On your Local Shops.
Many time the best resources is located near you place but you never notice it. This thing happened with me as my city is 300 km far from the state capital so for state psc books i had to struggle a lot.
I bought some of the books like M.laxmikant Polity and R.S Agarwal’s Aptitude books from amazon as they had the best buy price. But i was unable to find some books of my state history, geography etc.
And then one of my friends told me a shop name which was selling books at a very reasonable price. So I bought all the books there at very affordable price.
Before that I went to several shops who didn’t have the books but they were willing order it at full mrp without any discount.
So i bought books after my friend’s suggestion and i got books at very cheap price so i got 180 Rs book in only 120 Rs which is very hard to get in big shops.
You should also research in your area about the study materials and upsc books at low cost.
7. Use E-books and Pdf if Possible.
Upsc Aspirants nowadays are depending more towards the digital medium. Such as reading news from e-papers, Watching education videos on youtube and even doing online coaching for UPSC exams as well.
So aspirants those who use smartphone and computer pretty much aware of the E-books where they can download them and how they have to use.
Government Apps like E pathshala is best for downloading E-books and to learn online.
But for those who all are new to the preparation UPSC you can download almost every books of UPSC preparation without spending any money. But this will only work for one time or two reading only.
For In-Depth knowledge, you should definitely buy books for UPSC preparation as now fully depend on the technology.
To help you i have listed the book which you need for you UPSC exam.
|Ncert All Books PDF||Ncert.nic.in|
|Ncert Tamil Nadu Books PDF||Link|
|History, Indian Heritage & Culture[GS Paper 1]|
Ancient India by R.S Sharma
India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
India after Independence by Bipan Chandra
|Geography[GS Paper 1]|
World Atlas(No Link)
World Geography by Majid Husain
Geography of India by Majid Husain
|Economy[GS Paper 3]|
Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh
So the above table contains some link which you can use to directly download books as pdf some of them are free and some of them take small registration fees. It’s better to spend more than buying books at a couple of rupees.
Can you get UPSC Books For Free?
The clear answer is no at some point in time you need to buy some books for your preparation. Although 30%-40% of study materials are free to download over the internet.
Other than that there are some free websites which I generally use to get free study materials time by time. Here is the list of them.
But that is not sufficient to clear the UPSC Exams you need to make your own notes. revise them and do a lot more things so it’s better to make your budget before preparing for this exam.