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    Mathematics Optional Booklist And Tips To Score High In Maths Optional – For IAS Mains Examination.

    Mathematics Optional Booklist – 

    1. Linear Algebra: A.R.Vasista, Schaum Series.Continue Reading Mathematics Optional Booklist And Tips To Score High In Maths Optional – For IAS Mains Examination.
    2. Calculus and Real Analysis: S.C  Malik and Savita Arora, Shanti Narayana
    3. 3-D Geometry: P.N. Chatterjee
    4. Ordinary Differential Equations: M.D. Raisinghania, Ian Sneddon
    5. Vector Analysis: A.R.Vasista, Schaum Series
    6. Algebra: Joseph A. Gallian, Shramik Sen Upadhayay
    7. Complex Analysis: Schaum Series, J.N. Sharma, Ponnu Swami, G K Ranganath
    8. Linear Programming: Shanti Swarup, Kanti Swarup, S D Sharma
    9. Numerical Analysis: Jain and Iyengar, K. Shankar Rao, S. S. Sastry
    10. Computer Programming: Raja Raman
    11. Dynamics & Statics: A.R.Vasista, M. Ray
    12. Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics: M.D. Raisinghania, R.K. Gupta, J.K. Goyal and K.P. Gupta, Azaroff Leonid

    Tips to score high in maths optional – 

    1. Practice

    Your high school maths teacher was right when she reiterated the importance of practice to score well in your maths paper. Although answer writing is essential for any UPSC civil services paper, it gets double the import in the maths paper. Practising makes you faster in your problem-solving.

    1. Avoid silly mistakes

    Avoid silly mistakes like ignoring a ‘+’ or ‘-’ sign, copying numbers wrong, or making simple addition/subtraction mistakes. These can be very costly. Practice till you are perfect.

    1. Go through a problem carefully. Write down what is given in the question. Then work out the answer step-by-step.
    2. Present your solutions clearly in steps, line-by-line.

    Always write the solutions neatly. Don’t make the examiner’s work harder by providing haphazardly written answers.

    1. Always understand the topic. Never try and learn the process by heart. It doesn’t work in mathematics.
    2. Always understand the question correctly before venturing to work out the solution. Once you start writing the answer and it is incorrect, you lose precious space in the question-answer booklet. And later, even if you figure out you have to rework your answer; you might not be able to because of a space crunch.
    3. Always prepare and keep a formula sheet handy with you. This will help you memorise certain formulae that would be required to solve the problems.
    4. Always solve mathematical problems with a relaxed mind. Panic can cause confusion and you will end up faring badly in your UPSC optional paper.

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