UPSC Books List PDF Download – Best Books For IAS Prelims

UPSC Books List – Best Books For IAS Prelims

There are two papers in Prelims (GS 1 and CSAT) and both are of objective type with negative marking. The best IAS books for Prelims are given below:

SubjectUPSC Books
HistoryIndia’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan ChandraIndian Art and Culture by Nitin SinghaniaNCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)
GeographyCertificate Physical Geography – G C LeongNCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)
Indian PolityIndian Polity – M LaxmikanthNCERT IX-XII
EconomicsIndian Economy by Nitin SinghaniaEconomic Development & Policies in India – Jain & OhriNCERT XI
International RelationsNCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)Current Affairs
CSA TTata McGraw Hill CSAT ManualVerbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal
Solved Papers1. IAS General Studies Prelims Solved Papers – Vishal PublicationsFor more information on CSAT, check the linked article

UPSC Books – Best Books For IAS Mains

Given below are the best general studies books for the UPSC Mains:

SubjectUPSC Books
History, Indian Heritage & Culture
[GS Paper 1]
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin SinghaniaIndia’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan ChandraIndia after Independence by Bipan ChandraHistory of Medieval India by Satish ChandraAncient India by R.S Sharma
Geography [GS Paper 1]Geography of India by Majid HusainWorld Geography by Majid HusainWorld Atlas (Orient Black Swan)Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G C LeongFundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class 11
Polity & International Relations
[GS Paper 2]
Indian Polity by M. LaxmikanthIntroduction to the Constitution of India by DD BasuInternational Relations: Pushpesh Pant
Economy [GS Paper 3]Indian Economy – Nitin SinghaniaEnvironment and Disaster Management – Tata McGrawHillChallenges to Internal Security of India – Ashok Kumar
[GS Paper 4]
1. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary
Solved Papers1. IAS General Studies Prelims Solved Papers – Vishal Publications

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