Topic wise Book List For UPSC Civil Services Examination


CSAT-II, Arihant
Analytical Reasoning, M. K. Pandey 
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, R. S.Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude, R. S.Aggarwal


Selected Contemporary Essays, Saumitra Mohan
Essays for Civil Services, Pulkit Khare
Essay Paper for Civil Services Main Examination by Pavneet Singh and Sonali Bansal, GKP
A Book of Essays, Kalpana Rajaram, Spectrum
151 ESSAYS, SC Gupta, Arihant

History & Culture
A Brief History of Modern India, Spectrum
History of Modern India, Bipan Chandra
India's Struggle for Independence, Bipin Chandra
India since Independence, Bipan Chandra
India After Gandhi, Ramchandra Guha
India’s Ancient Past, R.S. Sharma
Ancient India, RS Sharma (Old NCERT)
Ancient History by R.S Sharma (Old NCERT)
History Of Medieval India, Satish Chandra
A History of India Vol. I - Romila Thapar
A History of India Vol. II - Percival Spear 
Cultural History of India, Basham
Advanced History of India, R.C. Majumdar
World History - Jain and Mathur
World History - Krishna Reddy
The Wonder That Was India, A.L. Bhasham. (Culture - GS1)
Indian Art and Culture, Nitin Singhania .(Culture - GS1)
Facets of Indian Culture, Spectrum
Social Problems In India, Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society - GS1)

History NCERTs
Class VI – Our Past I
Class VII – Our Past -II
Class VIII – Our Past II and III
Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – I
Class X – India and the Contemporary World – II
Class XI - Themes in World History
Class XII – Themes In Indian History – I
Class XII – Themes in Indian History – II
Class XII – Themes In Indian History – III

Indian Society NCERTs
Class XI – Introducing Sociology
Class XI – Sociology: Understanding Society
Class XII – Indian Society
Class XII – Social Change and Development in India

Art & Culture NCERTs
Class XI – An Introduction to Indian Art
Class XI – Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)

Geography of India, Majid Husain
Oxford School Atlas, Oxford
Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
India The Physical Aspects, K. Siddharth
Geography of India, Spectrum
Human Geography, Majid Husain
World Geography by Majid Husain
Geography through maps, K. Siddharth
Orient BlackSwan School Atlas

Geography NCERTs
Class VI – The Earth Our Habitat
Class VII – Our Environment
Class VIII – Resource and Development
Class IX – Contemporary India – I
Class X – Contemporary India – II
Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography
Class XI – India –  Physical Environment
Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography
Class XII – India – People and Economy


Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice
Indian Polity, M Laxmikanth, TMH
Introduction to Indian Constitution, D. D. Basu
Our Parliament, Subhash Kashyap
Our Constitution, Subhash Kashyap
Governance In India, M. Karthikeyan, Pearson (GS 2)
Governance In India for CSE, M Laxmikanth, TMH (Governance - GS2)
Pax Indica, Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
Comparative Politics, J.C. Johari 
Constitution of India, P.M. Bakshi
History of Political Thought, Sukhbir Singh
International Politics, V.P. Mahajan
Indian Political Thought, Mehta V.R.
History of Political Thought- Suda J.P.
History of working of Democratic constitution, Granville Austin

Polity NCERTs
Class VI - Social and Political Life - I
Class VII - Social and Political Life - II
Class VIII - Social and Political Life
Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I
Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II
Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work
Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory
Class XII – Political Science I: Contemporary World Politics
Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence

International Relations
International Relations (4th Rev. & Enl. Edn.)by Vinay Kumar Malhotra
International Relations: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)by Terry O’Callaghan, Martin Griffiths, Steven C. Roach
International Relations in the 21st Centuryby Pant
Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy, Rajiv Sikri
International Relations & Organisations for UPSC and State Civil Services Main Examination

Indian Economy
Indian Economy, Datt - Sundaram
Indian Economy, Ramesh Singh
Indian Economy since Independence, Uma Kapila
Indian Economy, Mishra, Puri
Economic Survey of India
Union and Railway Budget
India Year Book

Indian Economy NCERTs
Class IX – Economics: Economics
Class X – Understanding Economic Development
Class XI – Indian Economic Development
Class XII – Introductory Microeconomics
Class XII – Introductory Macroeconomics

Science & Technology
Science and Technology in India, TMH
Science & Technology, Spectrum
Science & Technology, Chronicle
Handbook of Science & Technology, M’n M series
Science & Technology, Social Reforms, K.T. Basantani
Human Machine, National Book Trust

Science & Technology NCERTs
Class VI, Class VII, Class VIII
Class IX 2 books
Class X 2 books
Class XI – Chemistry: Unit 14 & Biology: Units 4 & 5
Class XII – Chemistry: Unit 16 & Biology: Units 8, 9 & 10

Environment and Ecology - Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management, Majid Husain
Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure, Rajagopalan
Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains, Khuller
Environment, Shankar
Environment and ecology study materials provided by NIOS

Security and Disaster Management
India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
Challenges to Internal Security of India, TMH. (Internal Security – GS3)
Internal Security & Disaster Management: Ashook Kumar, TMH
Disaster Management And Internal Security, Sanjay Kumar jha
Ministry of Home Affairs Annual Report

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude. (GS4)
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 4 - Ethics Integrity & Aptitude, Arihant. (GS4)
Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Examination, P. N. Roy Chowdhury, G. Subba Rao
IGNOU Study Material for Ethics Course

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