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Books for UPSC Preparation
All the candidates who are preparing for Civil Services Examination have to read this article. In this article, we are going to tell you about the books you will be needed in your preparation.
There are many books available in the market which everyone recommends you to prepare for CSE. According to the syllabus, it demands a lot of books to refer as only one book is not enough for your preparation.
The syllabus for UPSC is large so to cover the whole syllabus you will need the accurate books. The single books cannot give you the information about everything. The choice of books matters a lot in UPSC. As if you prepare from right books you will be able to clear the exam more easily.
So, for clearing the exam you need hard work, dedication as well as correct study material. The accurate study material will guide you further during your preparation.
So, the list of books which you will be needed for your preparation is given below.
For your convenience, we are going to divide the books into two categories as the exam is divided into two parts. So the first category of books is for prelims and other for the main examination.
Books for IAS Preliminary Examination
You can click on the name of the books to purchase it online.
Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth.
Science & Technology
India Year Book.
ClearIAS Current Affairs Capsule [Monthly MCQs]
CSAT- Paper 2
CSAT Paper – 2 Manual by TMH or CSAT-II – Arihant.
Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey.
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Books for IAS Main Examination
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
Also read: Details of UPSC Exam.
General Studies 3
General Studies 4
Previous Year Question Papers and IAS Manual for UPSC
General Studies For Civil Services Preliminary Examination – MHE. (GS Problem Solving)
General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) by Pearson (affordable 6-book package)
UPSC Civil Services Prelims in 60 days – Rakesh Dwivedi. (Revision)
IAS Prelims 23 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Papers – Disha.
IAS (Pre.) Solved Papers General Studies with CSAT papers – Arihant.
IAS Mains Civil Services Main Examination: General Studies Chapter-wise Solved Papers.
Optional Subject Books
You can also refer to the books for your optional subjects. The list is given below.
Sociology Themes and Perspectives – Michael Haralambos, Martin Holborn.
Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja.
Sociology – Anthony Giddens.
Sociology Books for Civil Services Main ExamSociological Theory – George Ritzer.
Oxford Dictionary Of Sociology.
Modernization Of Indian Tradition – Yogendra Singh.
Sociological Thought – Francis Abraham, John Henry Morgan.
Social Change In Modern India – M. N. SRINIVAS.
Caste Its Twentieth Century Avatar – M. N. SRINIVAS.
Persistence and Change in Tribal India – M.V. Rao.
Social Background of Indian Nationalism – A. R. Desai.
Public Administration – Laxmikanth.
New Horizons Of Public Administration – Mohit Bhattacharya.
Administrative Thinkers – D. Ravindra Prasad.
Contemporary Debates in Public Administration – Dhameja Alka.
Indian Administration – Maheswari.
Public Administration: Theory And Practice.
Governance in India for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination – Laxmikanth.
Administrative Theories And Management Thought – Sapru.
Fifty major political thinkers by Ian Adams and RW Dyson.
An introduction to political theory by O.P Gauba.
Foundations of Indian political thought by VR Mehta (read only the necessary topics).
A new look at modern Indian history by BL Grover and Alka Yagnik.
An introduction to the constitution by DD Basu.
An Oxford companion to politics in India (some chapters).
Global politics by Andrew Heywood.
Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri.
Does the Elephant Dance:Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy.
International organizations by spectrum.
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A New Look at Modern Indian History From 1707 to the Modern Times.
Modern India, 1885-1947.
History of Medieval India.
The Penguin History Of Early India: From The Origins To AD 1300.
History Of Modern India.
India’s Ancient Past.
Modern Indian History.
Mastering Modern World History.
Physical Geography By Savinder Singh.
Physical Geography By Stahler.
Geomorphology by Savindra Singh.
Climatology by D. S. Lal.
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate – K.Siddhartha.
Human Geography By Majid Hussain.
We hope that our article will be helpful for you. You can refer to the books we have listed above and you can purchase them also. Now you can start your preparation with the books we have mentioned above.
The mentioned books are not the only books, you can find many more books for your preparation but these are the popular books or basic books which are being used by UPSC candidates.
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