Best Books for IAS (Prelims and Mains) Preparation

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Through the article you will get Best books for IAS (Prelims and Mains) Preparation. For preparing any examination the very first step is selecting the best study material. So selecting best books for IAS preparation is also a biggest challenge for candidates because there are various books available in the market by which candidates can prepare bu the one book by which you might be an IAS officer you need to select. The Civil Services examination organized by the UPSC is one of the toughest All India examinations in the country. It conducted in three stages: Prelims, Main and Interview. Here are given to some books for IAS Exam, so you can prefer this books.

Best Books For IAS:

General Studies Paper I:

Subjects Books Author
History Ancient History Ancient India’ by RS Sharma (Old NCERT)
Medieval History History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (Old NCERT)
Modern History A Brief History of Modern India’ by Spectrum Concise History of Modern India’ by Sujata Menon
Indian Culture Facets of Indian Culture’ by Spectrum CCRT website
Indian Geography Geography Old NCERT books, Physical Geography by Goh Cheng Leong, For Maps Oxford School Atlas

Best Books for IAS Main:

General Studies Paper I

Subjects Books Author
Indian Polity Indian Polity Indian Polity by Laxmikanth, An Introduction to the Constitution of India by D. D. Basu, The Constitution of India by P. M. Bakshi, Old NCERT books for Indian Polity

General Studies Papaer II:

Subjects Books Author
Economics Indian Economy Class 11 and Class 12 NCERTs, Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh, Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri, Current Economic Survey,
Science and Technology Science and Technology Newspaper (The Hindu, Economic Times, The Indian Express), ISRO Website, other Online Resources
Environment and Ecology Environment and Ecology NIOS Study Material for Environmental Studies, Newspaper, Online Study Material

General Studies Paper II CSAT (Aptitude)

General Studies Paper II CSAT of IAS Prelims Exam comprises of the topics like English Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Mathematics, Decision Making.

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English Comprehension:

Read the newspapers and magazines like Yojana, Kurukshetra, Front-line and the newspapers like Indian Express, The Hindu, EPW and Livemint.

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability:

  • prefer the MK Pandey’s book for Analytical Reasoning.

Mathematics:

  • Prefer the R.S. Aggrawal books and NCERT books.

Decision Making:

  • Read General articles from newspapers.
  • Solve the previous question paper.

Essential Books for IAS

<tdAncient India’ by RS Sharma (Old NCERT)

Subjects Books Subjects Books
Ancient History World Geography Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT),  Certificate Physical And Human Geography Paperback
Medieval History History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (Old NCERT) Economy India People and Economy (NCERT), Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Modern History A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir, World History by Norman Lower, Concise History of Modern India’ by Sujata Menon Polity Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
Indian Culture Facets of Indian Culture’ by Spectrum,  Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania, CCRT website Current Affairs The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Jagran Josh
Physical Geography Certificate Physical And Human Geography Paperback Science & Tech Notes by Shankar IAS, Daily Newspapers, ISRO website
Indian Geography India: Physical Environment (NCERT) Environment & Ecology Recent Events on Climate change through Newspapers, NIOS Study Materials

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