Books you should read to Prepare for Civil Services Exam


Books for IAS Exam

The selection of books and study materials comprises one of the important pre-requisites for civil services preparation. Since the syllabus of UPSC is very vast and requires a very strategic preparation, selection of authentic books forms the very first step  in this direction.

“Books are the treasury of all enlightment, selecting good books will hunt that enlighted treasury”

Following is the analysis of some books that should be read by IAS aspirants. You can buy these books with the links provided or by any other site as well.

Note: The list might not be exhaustive, but is recommended for all the aspirants.

BOOKS FOR POLITY

INDIAN POLITY BY LAXMIKANT( TMH publication):

  or buy from Amazon.in 

This is one of the best book  for polity. It covers extensively the whole polity syllabus of  UPSC civil services for both pre and mains.

INDIAN CONSTITUTION BY D.D.BASU:

  or buy from Amazon.in

It explain very well the philosophical aspects of the constitution. Understanding  these aspects is very imperative for answering question in mains exam

BOOKS FOR GEOGRAPHY

NCERT Books (XI and XII):

These books should be read at initial stage of preparation to build conceptual base in geography.

G.C.LEONG:

  or buy from Amazon.in

This is a good book on geography ,very concise and easy to understand. It is very helpful in preliminary as well as mains exam.

INDIAN GEOGRAPHY BY MAJID HUSSAIN:

  or buy from Amazon.in

It can be read by aspirant to supplement their knowledge base in Indian Geography. Wide coverage of all the topics.

BOOKS FOR INDIAN ECONOMY

Evolution of Indian Economy by I C Dhingra

  or buy from Amazon.in

Useful for prelims and mains. Very lucid language and very concise

INDIAN ECONOMY BY RAMESH SINGH

  or buy from Amazon.in

Very extensively covers all the topics related to Indian economy.

Apart from these, reading newspaper and magazine will be very effective in preparation of dynamic part.

More suggestions coming soon…

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One response to “Books you should read to Prepare for Civil Services Exam”

  1. manojjoshi1008 says :

    sir books for other subject and also for optional commerce and accountancy alongwith strategy

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