Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Books for UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Preparation [General Studies ]

Books for UPSC Civil Service Main Exam overlap with many books recommended for Prelims. But Mains stage demands certain additional books as there are new topics like Foreign Relations, Internal Security, Ethics etc. We suggest a mix of NCERT Books, Government websites, newspapers along with traditional text books in mains preparation. 

Books for UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Preparation 

  1. History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  2. India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  3. The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham. (Culture)
  4. Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum. (Culture)
  5. Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Geography)
  6. Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography)
  7. Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)
  8. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
  9. Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
  10. Economic Survey. (Economy)
  11. Science and Technology in India – TMH. (Science and Technology)
  12. Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition – R.Rajagoplan. (Environment)
  13. Efforts Towards Green India – Environment and Ecology – Arihant Experts. (Environment)
  14. India Year Book (Current Affairs)
  15. Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)
  16. Contemporay Essays by Ramesh Singh OR 151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains(Essay Paper)
  17. India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)
  18. Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
  19. Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
  20. IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
  21. Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
  22. Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  23. India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  24. IAS Mains General Studies – GS3. (Arihant Manual – GS3)
  25. India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
  26. Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
  27. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Mains. ( Ethics – GS4)
  28. IAS Mains General Studies – Ethics. ( Arihant Manual – GS4)

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