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Best Books to prepare for IAS Prelims

List of Best Books to prepare for IAS Prelims

We know that there are various books available for preparation of UPSC Civil service examinations. Here we have compiled the top and the Best Books to prepare for IAS Prelims Examinations.It’s a very common question amongst the IAS aspirants ‘What are the Best Books to prepare for IAS Prelims ’

These IAS Preparation books are categorised into Prelims and Mains books. There are some free e-books as well.

These books must be selectively bought and more emphasis should be on NCERT and few standard books. Apart from books, the main backbone of IAS exam preparation is understanding current issues very well. Hence, newspapers especially The Hindu is indispensable.

It’s not necessary to read bulky books to clear IAS exam. But considering the competition and vast
syllabus, there is no doubt that UPSC exam preparation cannot be done without some essential books.


Best Books to prepare for IAS Prelims Exam (Click on the links to buy UPSC Prelim Books)


Book Name Authore Name 
India’s Ancient Past R.S. Sharma
History Of Medieval India Satish Chandra
India’s Struggle For Independence Bipan Chandra
History Of Modern India Bipan Chandra


Book Name Authore Name
Indian and World Geography for Civil Services D.R. Khullar
Geography of India Majid Husain
Oxford School Atlas Oxford


Books Authore Name
Facts of Indian Culture Spectrum
The Wonder That Was India A.L. Bhasham


Books Authore Name
Indian Polity 5th Edition M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
Indian Economy 8th Edition Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
Economic Survey Government of India Ministry of Finance


Books Authore Name
Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition R.Rajagoplan
Efforts Towards Green India – Environment and Ecology Arihant Experts


Books Authore Name
Science and Technology in India
Ashok Singh


Books  Authore / Category 
General Studies: Paper I (2017) Arihant (CSAT – Paper 1)
General Studies: Paper II (2017) Arihant (CSAT – Paper 2)
Analytical Reasoning M. K. Pandey (CSAT – Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning). K. Pandey
India Year Book 2017 (Current Affairs 2017)
Manorama Yearbook 2017 (Current Affairs 2017)

Updated: January 15, 2019 — 3:37 am

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