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UPSC Civil Service Important Books

Subject Wise Important Books

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History

  • Ancient History – 11th NCERT(old) by RS Sharma
    • 11th Tamil Nadu state board
  • Medieval History – 11th NCERT(old) by Satish Chandra
  • Modern History –
    • 12th NCERT(old) by Bipin Chandra
    • 12th Tamil Nadu state board
    • Modern India – A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum Publication)
    • India After Independence by Bipin Chandra
  • Art and Culture –
    • 11th NCERT (An introduction to Indian Art)
    • 11th NCERT (Living Craft Tradition of India)
    • Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania (TMH Publication)
  • World History –
    • 9th NCERT (India and Contemporary World – I)
    • 10th NCERT (India and Contemporary World – II)
    • Norman Lewis (only selected chapters)

 Geography

  • 6 – 12th NCERT
  • Certificate Physical Geography by GC Leong
  • India and World Geography by Majid Husain (TMH Publication)
  • Atlas – Oxford (Student) 3rd edition
  • Magazine – Geography and You (only for optional students)
  • Newspaper – The HINDU

 Society

  • 11th NCERT (Introducing Sociology)
  • 12th NCERT (Indian Society)
  • Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja
  • Newspaper – The HINDU

 Polity

  • 11th NCERT (Indian Constitution at Work)
  • 11th NCERT (Political Theory – I)
  • Indian Polity by M Laxmikant
  • M Puri Classnotes
  • reports like – 2nd ARC Report, Sarkaria Commission, Punchhi Commission
  • Magazine – Kurukshetra and Yojana
  • Newspaper – The HINDU

 Governance

  • 12th NCERT (Political Philosophy – II)
  • Governance by M Laxmikant
  • reports like – 2nd ARC Report
  • Magazine – Kurukshetra and Yojana
  • Newspaper – The HINDU

 International Relation

  • 12th NCERT (Contemporary World Politics)
  • IGNOU political science MPSE-001
  • International organisation by Shankar IAS
  • Magazine – World Focus
  • Newspaper – The HINDU
  • Website – Ministry of External Affair

 Economics

  • 11th NCERT (Indian Economic Development)
  • 12th NCERT (Introduction to MacroEconomics)
  • Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri (selected chapters)
  • Ramesh Singh (Latest edition)
  • Economic Survey
  • Annual Budget
  • India Year Book – Agriculture, Energy, Finance, Corporate Affair, Food and Civil Supplies, Industry, Labour, Planning, Transport, Water Resources
  • Newspaper – The HINDU
  • Website – Ministry of Finance

 Ecology & Environment

  • Geography NCERT – 7th (1, 2), 8th (2), 9th (5), 10th (2), 11th (16)
  • Biology NCERT – 12th (14, 15, 16, 17)
  • Environment by Shankar IAS
  • India Year Book – Environment
  • Website – MoEFCC
  • Magazine – Down to Earth
  • Newspaper – The HINDU

 Internal Security

  • Challenges to Internal Security by Ashok Kumar
  • 2nd ARC Report no. 5, 8
  • Newspaper – The HINDU

 Disaster Management

  • 11th Geography NCERT (India Physical Environment – Chpt 7)
  • 2nd ARC Report no. 3
  • Newspaper – The HINDU

 Ethics

  • 2nd ARC Report no. 4
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by DK Balaji
  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude (Chronicle Publication)

 Science and Technology

  • 6th – 10th NCERT
  • Magazine – Science reporter
  • Rajya Sabha channel – Science Monitor
  • India Year Book – ICT, Defence, Energy, SnT Development, Transport
  • Newspaper – The HINDU

 Essay

  • UPSC Essay for mains by Pavneet Singh and Sonali Bansal (Access Publication)

 CSAT

  • Tata McGraw Hill
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