Recommended Books for UPSC/IAS/Civil Services

Sr. No.Book LinkCover page
PART I : GS
Books with all aspects of prelims in brief (For Starters)
1General Studies Paper 1 2021 for Civil Services Preliminary Examination and State Examinations - TMH
2General Studies Manual Paper-1 2021 - Arihant
3 NCERT 37-40 Books Set for UPSC Exams (English Medium)
History (Indian History and Indian National Movement): Essential :
1History of Modern India (English) New Edition
2The Gist of NCERT History 1st Edition ​
Geography (Indian and World Geography)

Essential :
1NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII
2Oxford School Atlas
3Certificate Physical and Human Geography
Economics (Indian Economics and Economic Theory) : Essential:
1Indian Economy for Civil Services Examination (English) 7th Edition by Ramesh Singh
2An Evolution of Indian Economy by I.C. Dhingra
3Economic Survey of India by Govt. of India
4The Penguin Dictionary of Economics: Eighth Edition (English)
Economics (Indian Economics and Economic Theory) : Additional:
1Indian Economy by Datt & Sundharam
2Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
3Internet-Linked Dictionary of Economics (English)
Polity (Indian Constitution): Essential:
1Introduction to the Constitution of India
2Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
Polity (Indian Constitution): Additional:
1Our Constitution: An Introduction to India's Constitution and Constitutional Law by Dr. Subhash Kashyap
General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) : Essential:
1NCERT books IX, X
General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) : Additional:
1 Anatomy & Physiology by Evelyn Pearce
Environment (Ecology, Bio-diversity, Climate Change) : Essential:
1Biology NCERT Books plus current events on Environmental Issues
2Geography NCERT Books plus current events on Environmental Issues
Current Affairs : Essential:
1Hindu and Economic Times Newspapers
2Frontline, Political & Economic Weeks Periodicals
Current Affairs : Additional:
1India 2016
Paper II – Aptitude
Books with all aspects of prelims in brief (For Starters)
1General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - II - TMH
2General Studies Paper 2 (2016) For Civil Services Preliminary Examination (English) - Arihant
Numeracy: Essential:
1NCERT Mathematics VII, IX, X
Data Interpretation: Essential:
1Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Tyra and Kundan
English Comprehension and Communication: Essential:
1Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal
Logical Reasoning: Essential:
1A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
Logical Reasoning: Additional:
1A new Approach to Reasoning by Sijwali and Sijwali

Deals of the day from DealMaggu

Amazon Great Indian Festival Lightning Deals

Grab before they run out.Amazon Pay UPI – 5th to 25th October – 10% Cashback upto Rs. 100+: The cashback promotional benefit will be provided within 24 hours of item shipment. (Terms & Conditions)Instant... [...]

Amazon 8PM Deals

Unmissable deals available between 8PM – Midnight.Amazon Pay UPI – 5th to 25th October – 10% Cashback upto Rs. 100+: The cashback promotional benefit will be provided within 24 hours of item shipment. (Terms... [...]

Fashion upto 85% off + Rs. 500 off on Rs. 1250 – Ajio

Ajio is offering upto 83% off on Fashion.Rs. 500 off on Rs. 1250+ Discount Coupons: SUMMER2021 or FESTIVE2021# HDFC Bank Credit Cards – 10% off upto Rs. 1000 on Purchase of Rs. 3500+: An... [...]

Fashion Buy 1 Get 4 Free – Ajio

Buy 1 Get 4 Free: Add any 5 products to cart. Automatic discount in cart. Applicable on MRP. (20th October, 3PM to 6PM)# HDFC Bank Credit Cards – 10% off upto Rs. 1000 on... [...]

Free EazyDiner Prime 3 Months

# Save up to Rs. 3000 every time you eat out with a guaranteed 25% to 50% discount at premium bars and restaurants. # Earn 2x EazyPoints and redeem them for free meals faster.... [...]

Books, Grooming & Entertainment upto 80% off + Rs. 200 Cashback on Rs. 2000 – Amazon

Prepaid Orders – 18th to 20th October – Rs. 200 Cashback on Rs. 2000+: The applicable Cashback under this Offer will be credited to the eligible customer’s Amazon account as Amazon Pay balance within... [...]

Amazon Dhanteras Shopping Store

Bring home prosperity.Amazon Pay UPI – 5th to 25th October – 10% Cashback upto Rs. 100+: The cashback promotional benefit will be provided within 24 hours of item shipment. (Terms & Conditions)Instant discount at... [...]

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories minimum 50% off – FlipKart

FlipKart is offering minimum 50% off on Clothing, Footwear & Accessories.Can be used once between 16th to 19th & 20th to 23rd (excluding bonus offer): Terms & Conditions # SBI Credit Cards – 10%... [...]

Fashion upto 80% off + Buy 2 Get 5% off or Buy 3 Get 10% off – FlipKart

FlipKart is offering upto 80% off on Fashion.Buy 2 Get 5% off or Buy 3 Get 10% off: Automatic discount in cart. May not be applicable on few products.Can be used once between 16th... [...]

MAD on Televisions – Amazon

Mind-Blowing deals of the day.Amazon Pay UPI – 5th to 25th October – 10% Cashback upto Rs. 100+: The cashback promotional benefit will be provided within 24 hours of item shipment. (Terms & Conditions)Instant... [...]