UPSC CSE Books for Preliminary & Mains Examination –


Books for UPSC IAS Exam Preparation

Best Books For UPSC 2019-20 :- Union Public Service Commission  has released notification for Civil Services Examination 2019. Syllabus for UPSC CSE 2019 is same as that of previous year UPSC examination. To clear this coveted exam selection of right and best books is necessary. Here in this post we provide the list of best books for UPSC CSE preliminary examination.

For preparing UPSC IAS prelims exam aspirants needs to follow various books collection like subject-based books, paper-based books, mock test books, syllabus based books, general studies books, solved question paper set books etc. So below we are providing complete list of books for UPSC Civil Services Exam Preparation.

Subject Books
Modern History A Brief History of Modern India -Spectrum     Bipin Chandra-History of Modern India        NCERT by Bipin Chandra
Medieval History Satish Chandra
Ancient History Old NCERT 11th class by RS Sharma
Indian Polity M Laxmikanth
Indian Geography NCERT 11th class-India: Physical Environment
Physical Geography G C Leong
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh, Sanjeev Verma
World Economy Ramesh Singh, Sanjeev Verma
Art & Culture NCERT(Class 11th): An Introduction to Indian Art
Environment & Biodiversity Shankar IAS book for Environment
General Science Class  6th to 10th NCERT & Arihant’s Encyclopedia of General Science
Current Affairs Monthly Current Affairs Magazine , The Hindu, The Indian Express

Apart from preparing for UPSC CSE Prelims exam from above mentioned books. It is also important to go through previous year papers and Mock test for to clear this examination.

UPSC Books – Best Books For IAS Mains

Your success in the Civilservices IAS exam directly depends on the books & study material that you follow to prepare for the UPSC IAS exam. You should choose the best study material that are available in the market. This includes the standard books which are recommended by the UPSC IAS toppers.

Subject-wise List Civil Services Mains Books
Geography[GS Paper 1]
  1. Geography of India by Majid Husain
  2. World Geography by Majid Husain
  3. World Atlas
  4. Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G C Leong
  5. Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class 11
History, Indian Heritage & Culture[GS Paper 1]
  1. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  2. India after Independence by Bipan Chandra
  3. History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
  4. Ancient India by R.S Sharma
  5. An Introduction to Indian Art Part 1: Textbook in Fine Arts for Class XI
Polity & International Relations[GS Paper 2]
  1. Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  2. Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu
  3. India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri
Economy[GS Paper 3]
  1. Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh
Ethics[GS Paper 4]
  1. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary

What are the Benefits of sources we provided:

  1. You will be able to retain more and will help immensely in your mains examination.
  2. You can skip formal coaching if you have read and understood these materials. Because these materials cover long and short of your syllabus.
  3. You will find yourself at the same level as Toppers and have no anxiety of not reading other book’s.
  4. This is your foundation. You can build upon it and few other sources in case you need it. (Which I’m sure you will not feel the need)
  5. This will also be the most Time efficient way to cover syllabus rather than jumping from one book to other.

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