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Books for Civil Services Prelims and Mains Exam Preparation

Books for Civil Services , Best Books for IAS Examination

When you start your preparations for the civil services to become an IAS officer, the first thing you look for is a list of recommended books suggested by experts to start for the UPSC exams in earnest. We have gone through various sources and compiled a comprehensive list of reading books.

Following are the links which have details about IAS preparation books needed for General Studies Papers and Optional papers. Apart from IAS exam preparation books, there are books recommended for Interview purpose as well. Also included are motivational books.

We hope that you start your journey of the tough task of becoming an IAS officer armed with the best books available.

The list has all time great books names that must be read in one’s lifetime. However, you should read them only after Mains.


Here are 5 Most Important Best Books for IAS Examination (Click on the Books to Buy )

Book

 Name of The Book

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Indian polity by Laxmikanth Indian polity by Laxmikanth 5TH Edition Buy Now
 Geography of India by Majid Husain Geography of India by Majid Husain Buy Now 
 Ramesh Singh for economics  Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh Buy Now 
 a-brief-history-of-modern-india-by-spectrum A brief history of modern India by spectrum Buy Now 
 General Studies Based on NCERT Syllabus General Studies Based on NCERT Syllabus Buy Now 
 Certificate Physical and Human Geography

Certificate Physical and Human Geography

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Addition to this Best Books for UPSC

Book

 Name of The Book

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Selective reading of economic survey  The India Economy Buy Now
 environment-and-ecology-note-by-shankar-ias Environment and ecology note by Shankar IAS   Buy Now 

 

 International relations International relations Buy Now 
 Lexicon/G Subba Rao for ethics Lexicon/G Subba Rao for ethics Buy Now 
 Buy how to crack CSE interview book by Madhukar Bhagat Buy how to crack UPSC Examm interview Buy Now 
 

The above Books which are mentioned are for the Foundation of UPSC Civil Service Exam. We will Like to introduce with the Most important Books for All the UPSC Prelim, UPSC Mains, and UPSC Interview.

Best Books for IAS Preliminary Exam (Click on the links to buy UPSC Prelim Books)

HISTORY

Book Name Authore Name 
India’s Ancient Past R.S. Sharma
History Of Medieval India Satish Chandra
India’s Struggle For Independence Bipan Chandra
History Of Modern India Bipan Chandra

GEOGRAPHY

Book Name Authore Name
Indian and World Geography for Civil Services D.R. Khullar
Geography of India Majid Husain
Oxford School Atlas Oxford

CULTURE

Books Authore Name
Facts of Indian Culture Spectrum
The Wonder That Was India A.L. Bhasham

POLITY AND ECONOMY

Books Authore Name
Indian Polity 5th Edition M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
Indian Economy 8th Edition Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
Economic Survey Government of India Ministry of Finance

ENVIRONMENT

Books Authore Name
Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition R.Rajagoplan
Efforts Towards Green India – Environment and Ecology Arihant Experts

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Books Authore Name
Science and Technology in India
Ashok Singh

OTHERS

Books  Authore / Category 
General Studies: Paper I (2017) Arihant (CSAT – Paper 1)
General Studies: Paper II (2017) Arihant (CSAT – Paper 2)
Analytical Reasoning M. K. Pandey (CSAT – Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning). K. Pandey
India Year Book 2017 (Current Affairs 2017)
Manorama Yearbook 2017 (Current Affairs 2017)

Most Important and Additional IAS Preparation Books for UPSC Mains (Click to Buy Online)

Contemporary Essays by Ramesh Singh
151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains (Essay Paper)
A Compendium of Essays

IAS Preparation Books FOR GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 1

Books Authore Name
History of Modern World Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
Social Problems In India Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
India After Gandhi Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)

IAS Preparation Books FOR GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 2

Books  Category
India and the World by Surendra Kumar (Foreign Policy – GS2)
Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor (Foreign Policy – GS2)
Governance in India for CSE (Governance – GS2)
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)

IAS Preparation Books FOR GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3

Books  Category
India’s National Security: A Reader (Internal Security – GS3)
Challenges to Internal Security of India (Internal Security – GS3)
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 3 GS3. (Arihant Manual – GS3)

IAS Preparation Books FOR GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 4

Books  Category
Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Mains ( Ethics – GS4)
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 4 ( Arihant Manual – GS4)

IAS Preparation Books for Interview

Books Author
CIVIL SERVICES INTERVIEW: HOW TO EXCEL Madhukar Bhagat
Kit of Interviews S. Rajinder Dhillon
Interviews The Last Basic Tips On facing Civil Services Personality Test UNIQUE
Interview Cracker Neelam Soni

A full list of UPSC IAS Preparation Books available on Amazon.

22 Years CSAT General Studies IAS Prelims Topic-wise Solved Papers (1995-2016) (Click to Buy Online)
General Studies Manual (GS Manual)

 


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