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Study Material

Postal Courses (Study Material)

  1. The study material prepared and published by the Study Circle is prepared with a clear intention to comprehensively yet in a focused manner impart only relevant knowledge and skills required to crack the civil services examination. Study material in all subjects is complimented with previous years’ question papers and assignment questions for self practise. For further reading if required a list of Books – Paper wise is also available on our website for reference. However, it is highly recommended to all students to not get lost amongst myriad reading options available because generally owing to the vastness of the syllabus students at times get worried mid course of preparation, lose patience and lose track of direction.
  2. The study material in all the subjects is available in English & Hindi medium only, at the subscription rates mentioned against each subject:
For Preliminary Exam
Subject English Hindi Fee + Postage Total Fee
Paper I – General Studies Yes Yes 4,000 + 500 4,500
Paper II – CSAT Yes Yes 4,000 + 500 4,500
For Main Exam

The study material in General Studies it will cover all the 4 papers while in optional subjects both the papers, as given below. The material on each subject will comprise of highly analytical notes.

Subject English Hindi Fee + Postage Total Fee
General Studies [FOUR Papers] Yes Yes 9,000 + 500 9,500
Geography [Two Papers] Yes Yes 4,000 + 500 4,500
History [Two Papers] Yes Yes 4,000 + 500 4,500
Law [Two Papers] Yes Yes 4,000 + 500 4,500
Political Science [Two Papers] Yes Yes 4,000 + 500 4,500
Public Administration [Two Papers] Yes Yes 4,000 + 500 4,500
Psychology [Two Papers] Yes No 4,000 + 500 4,500
Sociology [Two Papers] Yes Yes 4,000 + 500 4,500
Essay Yes Yes 500 + 100 600
  1. The study material can also be purchased directly from the office of the Study Circle against cash payment or by demand draft/pay order, on any working day between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  2. FOCUS (Rau’s House Journal on Current Affairs Analysis): The entire study material is ready and will be despatched in one lot. However, in the case of purchase of study material for General Studies for Preliminary exam or General Studies for Main exam, an annual issue of Rau’s house journal on Current Affairs Analysis, called FOCUS, would be despatched to the students at their listed postal address with the institute approximately one month before the respective examinations.
  3. Please note that the study material is sent by Registered Parcel/Speed Post within two working days of receiving the fee along with the Registration Form for Postal Guidance. Hence, the candidates may expect the study material in 4 – 6 days’ time, after it has been despatched by the Study Circle. Please note that the Study Circle does not send any material through VPP.
  4. The fee payment for the material is to be sent in advance along with the Registration Form for Postal Guidance to the Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, 309, Kanchanjunga Building, 18, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001. The payment is to be made by a Demand Draft/Banker’s Cheque only favouring “Rau’s IAS Study Circle”, payable at “New Delhi”.
  5. No request for refund of the payment or change in the subject will be allowed.
  6. It may please be kept in mind by the candidate that the Study Circle is not in a position to help them in respect of their requirements of other publications or books, except its own study material mentioned above.