Important Books for IAS Prelims and Mains | UPSC IAS Booklist | Booklist of upsc prelims and mains

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Here we’ll discuss about the Important Books for IAS Prelims and Mains. By this booklist you can crack upsc exam easily. These concise booklist is recommended by UPSC Toppers. If you consistently stick with these upsc books you will feel better and better.

Best books for UPSC prelims and mains :

UPSC IAS Exam is the most prestigious exam of India. Therefore lacs of students attempt for this exam and want to become an IAS Officer. But here is important to know that no one can win any battle without good weapons and well planned strategy.

So here we will understand the booklist OF UPSC exam. And for Best upsc strategy you can read that article are linked.

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Important Books for IAS Prelims and Mains ―

Basic level books for beginners :

NCERT books for class 10, 11th and 12th for history ( old ncert), geography, economics and political science.

◆ For Science and technology , read class 9th, 10th ncert, for environment and Ecology section ncert  class 12th .

◆ Read daily news paper The Hindu or Indian express,  30-35 minutes paper reading is sufficient.

◆Read magazine like yojana or kurukshetra

◆ Read economic survey

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UPSC Prelims Booklist : 

Advance level :- General Studies Paper I

1. General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination, Paper-I by Mc Graw Hill 

2. General Studies Manual Paper-1  by Manohar Pandey

3. General Studies Paper I  for Civil Services Preliminary Examination by Majid Husain

4. General Knowledge Lucent’s (for Revision only.)

Booklist of Indian History :

1. Concise History of Modern India for Civil Services Examination by Sujata Menon

2. India’s Ancient Past by R.S.Sharma

3. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra

4. A New Look at Modern Indian History: Form 1707 To The Modern Times by B.L. Grover, Alka Mehta

5. A Brief History Of Modern India By Spectrum Publication

6. History of Medieval India by Bipan Chandra

7. Indian History by TMH

Modern India by Sumit Sarkar

IAS Booklist of Indian Geography:

1. Indian and World Geography by Majid Husain ,TMH Publishing

2. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

3. Indian and World Geography: Objective Questions with Explanatory Notes for Civil Services Preliminary Examination by Khullar Access Publishing

4. Geography of India by Majid Husain

5. Oxford School Atlas

Booklist of Indian Polity:

1. Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth

2. Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D.Basu / Subhash kashyap

3. Magbook Indian Polity & Governance by Arihant Publication

4. Indian Polity, Governance and National Movement for Civil Services Preliminary Examination – Paper 1 by N D Arora, Access Publishing

UPSC Booklist of Indian Economy:

1. Indian Economy Book by Ramesh Singh

2. The Indian Economy Book by Sanjiv Verma

3. Indian Economy: Performance and Policies:  by Uma Kapila

Best booklist of Environment:

1. Environment and Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination Book by Majid Husain

2. Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure Book by R. Rajagopalan

UPSC Books of General Studies Paper II :

1. General Studies Paper 2  Book by TMH

2. General Studies Paper-2  for Civil Services Preliminary Examination by N D Arora, Access Publishing

3. CSAT – Solved Papers (General Studies Paper II) for Civil Services Preliminary Examination

General Studies – Paper II Book By Pearson Publishing

3. CSAT Paper – 2 by Arihant

■ Books for UPSC Mains: UPSC IAS booklist

1. IAS Mains General Studies Paper 1 INDIAN HERITAGE & CULTURE HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD & SOCIETY (Reference Manual GS-1)

2. History of Modern World (History GS-1)

3. Social Problems In India (Indian Society GS-1)

4. India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy (World History GS-1)

1. IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 GOVERNANCE CONSTITUTION, POLITY SOCIAL JUSTICE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Reference Manual GS-2)

2. Governance for Growth in India (Governance GS-2)

3. Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century (Foreign Policy GS-2)

4. India and the World: Through the Eyes of Indian Diplomats (Foreign Policy GS-2)

1. IAS Mains General Studies Paper 3 TECHNOLOGY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BIODIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT, SECURITY & DISASTER MANAGEMENT(Reference Manual GS-3)

2. India’s National Security: A Reader (Critical Issues in Indian Politics) (National Security GS-3)

3. Internal Security & Disaster Management GS Paper 3 (Internal Security GS-3)

1. IAS Mains General Studies Paper 4 ETHICS INTEGRITY & APTITUDE (Reference Manual GS-4)

1. Contemporary Essays for Civil Services Examination (Essay)

2. 151 Essays (Essay)

3. Lexicon for ethics, Integrity and aptitude dictionary by Chronicle

Books for Interview:

1. Interviews The Last Basic Tips On facing Civil Services Personality Test (Interview Basics)

2. What…? When…? How…? Answers to All Questions About Civil Services (Interview) (Interview Questions)

3. CIVIL SERVICES INTERVIEW: HOW TO EXCEL (How to face Interview)

However you can start and give run of your preparation by these books. The main point should be in your preparation that is ‘minimum sources and maximum learning’. In this article you found minimum sources of UPSC exam and by hearting these books and consistently preparation you can achieve your Aim of becoming IAS officer. 

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